LAST Sunday, September 21, I went to Miri with my family and to our dismay we had an emergency as our car broke down in the middle of a traffic light junction in Miri.
We went to a complex nearby and asked around for help. It was so refreshing that our Malaysian counterparts in Miri stepped forward to help us.
There were four to five people who were concerned and did help us one way or another. It was already 7pm and we had no choice but to use a tow truck, and they could only send us as far as the Sungai Tujoh Police Station.
When we arrived at the station, we told them about the incident and asked for a favour to guide us in that emergency situation.
But it was very disappointing that the two police personnel on duty that night did not offer their hand to help us. They even asked us to walk to the Brunei Immigration just to make it before 10pm, as it was already 9pm.
What’s more frustrating was that they didn’t even bother to come out and look at our vehicle.
At last, we drove to the immigration ourselves with the fear that our car might break down again in the middle of the queue but thank goodness, we made it before the immigration closed.
It was not that far from the station but it was really disappointing to know that our own local police officials did not even try to help us in that situation.
We are local citizens and our own local police didn’t help us, whereas much of the help we received was from the people of Miri.
– Disappointed family