A passing taxi stopped to let them in. As they sped off, Teoh noticed that the burglar was pursuing them in his own car. He immediately called the Pandan Perdana beat base.
“What ensued was worse than what had just happened,” Teoh recalled. “The officer who picked up the call interrupted my report and loudly said, ‘I’m just sitting here, what can I do?’ He ordered me to call another number instead.”
“I tried to tell him that the burglar was right behind us but he cut me off again and literally shouted the other number down the phone. And then he slammed the phone down.”
Teoh, who is currently an FMT journalist, called the number which turned out to be non-existent. By the time he got hold of the correct number, the burglar had driven off.
The couple returned to the house and found that the burglar had made off with two bank books, a set of car keys and RM1,000. No one was injured.
Teoh then proceeded to the Pandan Perdana station to file a police report. The senior officer behind the desk, whose name tag read “Murni”, immediately asked if it was he who had made the earlier call.
“I asked him in return if it was he who took the call and he replied, ‘Yes, so what?’”
“I expressed my disappointment, took his picture and told him I would be filing a complaint.”
“Throughout the lodging of the police report, Murni spoke to us in a raised voice and at one point sighed, ‘Oh I’m so scared.’ He even threw a pen and paper with his identity number onto the desk and challenged us to report him.”
Another officer identified only as Assangka received Teoh’s report and admitted that Murni was “always like that”.
“There is a framed motto in the police station that reads ‘Protection, Proactive and Performance and Outcome Oriented’. Last night Murni fulfilled none of the above,” Teoh added - Free Malaysia Today