Street kids found placing screws on KK road, relevant authorities must act
Two street kids putting screws on the road along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens.
21 April 2022
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Former Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has urged the relevant authorities to stop the activities of mischievous street kids causing disturbance in the capital city.
The Api Api Assemblywoman said images of these street kids, who were up to mischief, have gone viral over the last few days.
According to her, concerned citizens have also expressed their disgust with what the immigrant children were doing in the heart of the city.
Liew said they have not only become a public nuisance but are also endangering the lives of unsuspecting motorists by placing screws on the road along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens with the intention to puncture the tyres of passing vehicles.
Note the girl (standing on the traffic island at right) waiting for the opportunity to ask for alms.
They were also seen to be harassing motorists by begging for money whenever the motorists stopped at the traffic lights.
"Any act to deliberately cause tyres to puncture is a criminal offence. It may even cause any unlucky motorist to lose control of his or her vehicle and get involved in an accident.
"We call on the relevant authorities to round up the street kids and get them deported with other illegal immigrants before greater harm is being done to the local population.
"Please nip the problem in the bud. Street kids today, Criminals tomorrow. This is not impossible. If left uncontrolled, they may be capable of causing public disorder in future," Liew said in a statement on Thursday.
She hoped the Government will act before the situation gets out of hand, saying it (Government) had pledged not to compromise on this decades-old issue of illegal immigrants.