MBKS mayor alerts citizens on recent ‘fake-accident-turned-robbery’ cases

Wee during his Facebook live session today (Aug 27, 2022).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Aug 27: ‘Stay in your car, and call the police or your friends and relatives for help,’ says Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng about the recent ‘fake-accident-turned-robbery’ cases.

He urged Kuching citizens to be on alert for the latest tactics used by burglars.


“In any case of accidents, whether you hit someone’s car or someone hits your car, in actual fact, you don’t have to come out from your car.

“You can just call the police. Let the police handle it. You can even call your friends or relatives to come if the police have not arrived. Those are the things that you can do.

“Because if you just open (your car door) and talk to them, anything can happen, especially if you’re alone,” he said during the ShallWeeTalk Facebook live session today.

Videos have gone viral on social media lately showing several robbery cases in the Green Heights and Stampin areas, with the suspect snatching away the victim’s handbag and speeding off on a motorcycle after faking a car accident.

Meanwhile, Wee appreciated those who have shared the videos to create awareness among local communities to curb crime.

“Don’t viral things that will not benefit the people, but in this case, I think these are good. They warn the people and create more awareness,” he added. — DayakDaily