PETALING JAYA – A video showing a clearly frustrated KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad) conductor urging parents to stop their children from throwing stones towards the train’s windows has recently surfaced on the subreddit r/Malaysia.
In the 50-second long video, the conductor known as “Pak Su”, took to TikTok to air his grievances over the blatant disregard some Malaysians showed towards public transportation.
As the camera pans over to a window fraught with cracks and scratches, you can clearly hear Pak Su’s frustrations boiling over throughout the clip.
“Look over there. This is what happens when there are people throwing stones everyday,” he says while pointing towards the damaged window.
“If you have spare time on your hands and don’t have a job, go and find work instead of throwing stones at us!
Pak Su asks for your help to advise your children and your neighbors not to throw stones at Pak Su’s train. Please. Have pity on the people on the train. Pity us all.
Watch the video here:
According to a report by KTMB, the company was forced to rack up losses amounting to more than RM6mil in 2016 alone due to such acts of vandalism.
“Just throw it back at them!”
The clip has since stirred up a conversation on Reddit, where Malaysians shared their own experiences of seeing the windows getting wrecked by wannabe slingers.
“This whole time I thought maybe some stones from the track flew to the window. I never knew exist [sic] people that threw stones to something that is not theirs.”
One Redditor claimed that such acts were common among families who lived along the train tracks, saying that she herself had witnessed it firsthand near the Batu Tiga station (pun not intended).
Others suggested that commuters give the vandals a taste of their own medicine by throwing the stones straight back at them.
Guys, let’s not damage our public transportation in this manner, alright? Real people can get hurt!
Cover image via Reddit r/malaysia.