Backyard is where you chuck away what you don't want to be seen.
It is a most convenient spot for that purpose because it is usually out of sight.
And out of sight often means out of mind too.
There is a saying that one should look after one's own backyard before telling others what they should do.
Right, nobody wants to take issue with that.
So, if we tell our neighbour to first look at his own backyard before commenting on the crime scene here in Bolehland, we should also look at our own backyard.
And perhaps go further to take a peek at our neighbour's backyard.
Is Singapore's backyard where crime scene is concerned, as dire as that in ours?
You can walk freely in the city state without feeling that someone is going or likely to jump up at you at the next corner or take cool pot shots at you at the next traffic junction and pump you full of bullets in broad daylight or that the "taximan" may be waiting to put a knife to your throat or going to rape you for a few Ringgit as a Japanese student here found out
And you could do that in the night too, and still feel confidently safe in the city state.
In Bolehland, you won't even feel safe to walk and talk on your phone at the same time for fear that someone might just come up to you and nonchalantly snatch away your phone.
That is the sad state of our crime scene backyard.
It is long past high time that our authorities buck up and stop being silly sensitive.
Malaysians as a whole do not feel safe any more in our own land and we expect the authorities to do their job to protect us and not spend so much time chiding us for allegedly having the wrong perception of the crime scene here