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Thursday October 24, 2013 MYT 3:45:00 PM
Thursday October 24, 2013 MYT 9:36:16 PM
by dina murad
PETALING JAYA: Angry netizens want the security firm that employed a killer guard to take responsibility over the murder of bank operations officer Norazita Abu Talib.
“Expose the security firm! So that the public and business communities can avoid hiring their services (sic),” said Mohd Nashraf.
“The security company should be held liable. Malaysia’s security guards are one of the lowest paid. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys,” said Foo Ming Swan, one of the netizens who voiced their shock and anger in The Star Online’s Facebook page over the murder-cum-robbery.
On Wednesday, Noazita, 37, was shot by a security guard employed by the bank just after she and her colleague had opened the vault.
He then grabbed some cash and escaped on a motorcycle.
Police said that the man’s MyKad, stating that he was from Tawau, Sabah, was fake.
Many netizens criticised the lax way in which security personnel were hired.
"Are security companies just recklessly employing guards? Are there no cross-checking requirements in the police database?” asked Nik Hasmizie.
User Adam Zulqarnain echoed Nik Hasmizie’s sentiments, saying that thorough background checks be made before hiring guards.
“Anyone with a suspicious background, for example, those with a history of criminal involvement should be blacklisted throughout the country to avoid any firms or businesses from hiring them (sic),” he said.
Abd Al Rashid said that commercial establishments should only accept security guards from reputable agencies.
“Police vetting and clearance are needed for security purposes (sic),” he added.
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