From social media to work schedules, as well as personal finance and entertainment, our mobile phones have become an undeniable extension of our lives that we have come to depend on for almost anything and everything. In which case, losing it at any point can not only be an inconvenience, but a legitimate cause for concern as well, considering how much of our personal data is stored in them.
Local M’sian loses her phone and wallet on 2 separate instances
And in the case of local netizen Sue Ern, this was the unfortunate circumstance that she found herself being confronted with, when she suddenly realised that she had left her phone behind while making her way through the baggage scanning checkpoint at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. Understandably at the time, Sue immediately panicked upon discovering that the device was no longer on her person.
Figuring that she could have potentially dropped it at the baggage checkpoint, she immediately rushed up along a flight of escalators back to the area in hopes of retrieving the device.
Explaining her situation to a female police officer who was on duty at the time, they even offered to help Sue contact airport security over the matter, as she still had 2 hours prior to her boarding. But thankfully in a wild stroke of luck, they didn’t have to look too far for the missing smartphone.
“About 10 minutes later, they found it below the rack where the baskets were stored,” she said.
Managed to recover both items with the help of PDRM
However after the ordeal with her smartphone, Sue would once again find herself losing another important article: her wallet. This time, the incident happened at the Pasar Seni LRT platform while waiting for a friend. Realising that he would be running late, she decided to tap out of the station, only to find out to her horror that her wallet had gone missing.
Speaking to a station officer there, she would later go to the Dang Wangi Police Headquarters to lodge a police report over the loss.
“Policewoman who attended to me was very patient and immediately lodged my report. (I can understand Bahasa but can only speak very little of it).” she adds.
Given the fact that her identification card (I.C) and driver’s license was also in the wallet, Sue promptly decided to get new copies of both reissued at UTC Damai.
“Staff were also very helpful with cheerful attitude, guided me through al the way, kakak who took my photograph also patiently waited for me to fix my hair and offered to retake my pictures should I wish to have it done so.” she recalls.
And once again, thanks to the help of PDRM officers, she would manage to recover her wallet just moments after her new IDs were reissued. Speaking on both experiences, she points out that Malaysians are typically friendly, and she has always been able to rely upon the kindness of her fellow countrymen when she spent time back home.