S’porean Drove Mercs to Johor, Got Robbed & Beaten Up with Possible Permanent Injury

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Here’s one question for you to debate with your friends: if you have a Mercedes Benz, and you need to go to Malaysia, would you still drive it there?

Well, businessman Herman Zaidin chose to drive it, and now regretted it.

According to The New Paper, Herman Zaidin was driving to Singapore from KL on the North-south Highway last Sunday night at about 11:30 p.m. on the left lane when he felt something hitting the rear of his Mercs.

He stopped his car, thinking that someone could have been injured when a group of men suddenly surrounded his car and claimed that they had caused the accident.

What happened next was a scene from a Hong Kong movie.

One of the men took a spanner and hit his windscreen, asking for compensation for the accident, so Herman wound down his window, hoping to negotiate. But it turned physical immediately—the man hit his left eye with the spanner and began to attack him.

When Herman refused to alight despite calls from the men, they demanded his wallet, and then took everything they could from the car and from his car boot before fleeing. In total, about SGD$2,400 worth of valuables, including a laptop, were taken away.

But it wasn’t just a monetary loss: Herman’s eye injury could be permanently affected after the assault.

Now, Herman will take the plane to KL instead of driving there.

According to crowdsourced data from Numbeo, the level of crime in Johor Bahru is 64.84 (high) while the level of crime in Singapore is 11.44 (very low). Here’s the problem: we Singaporeans, with our low crime rate, might have just got complacent when we cross the borders up north (or even in any other countries).

The golden question is still this: what if you’ve got only a Mercs and you need to go JB?

Featured Image: tnp.sg

This article was first published on Goodyfeed.com

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