A thief drove away with a lorry parked near a supermarket at Assyakirin commercial center (or Medan Raya) yesterday.
It was loaded with tons foodstuff – boxes of maggie mee, tin chocolate and other groceries – basically enough to sustain a typical household for months.
The distraught lorry owner quickly lodged a police report of the missing lorry and at the same time requested help from social media users, frantically urging people to quickly called them for information on the lorry whereabout.
Well, to his relieved, the lorry was later found. Even more surprising was the fact that its cargo was largely untouched except for two boxes of maggie mee.
The lorry was found at Nyigu road.
On the same day, he also stole a pick-up truck at Kampung Baru.
Supt. Zailanni told Harian Metro, three shots were fired at the fleeing pick-up truck near Kidurong traffic light forcing the the suspect to lost control of the vehicle before it went to a halt.
The suspect was an auto mechanic at a workshop in Bintulu was immediately arrested.
The guardrails along our roads are something we expected to save people’s lives.
These galvanized guardrails (if they are not sub-standard) are constructed from high-strength 12-gauge (Class A) and 10-gauge (Class B) galvanized steel for effective impact absorption.
The most common highway guardrail we have seen in Bintulu and elsewhere in the country is the galvanized W-Beam, which are longitudinal highway barriers designed to reduce the severity of run-off-road (ROR) collisions.
They are advertised to be super strong as every component of W-beam guardrails, from the mounting hard to the wooden blackouts, subjected to numerous full-scale crash tests to determine the optimal construction method for reducing injuries.
But looking at the pictures of this incident in Mukah, assuming the driver was driving within the Sarawak speed limit of less than 90km, the guardrail could have been able to absorb the impact of the accident.
But it was not. Instead, its pieces through the windscreen and went out of the back screen. The driver believed to have suffered some injuries.
Are guardrails along our road of sub-standard or constructed not to standard?
“For the time being, I can’t say anything about it. We have to carry out the investigation first and verify this case with the school,” he told The Borneo Post.
The case went viral after the father posted a photo of his son, with a red stain on his shirt (allegedly blood stain) after being slapped by his teacher.
The post has seen being shared more than 200 times at the time of writing on Facebook.
A Facebook user by the name of Rudy Aboll Acai, claiming to be the school Parent-Teacher Assosciation (PTA) chairman, posted on local newsgroup Bintulu New, that the case had been resolved after meeting “with the police, parent and the teacher involved”.
However, it is understood that Bintulu District Education Office has not officially received any a report on the matter.
Rudy Aboll Acai also informed that a PTA meeting, likely discussing the matter will be held today Feb 25, at the school.