Friday, February 10, 2006

Balai-balai-balai... polis


Koab=balai polis

Today on the way to school I stopped by the small pollice sub-station just a few blocks from the front gate of my school. I wanted to return a purse I found yesterday. I made this descision because some nice soul helped me ontop of Mount Fuji. His actions saved me 15,000yen. If he hadnt stopped by, I would certainly have lost 15,000 yen and then finding this purse, maybe I would have acted differently... Who knows...


entrance and inside... (smelled like a snooker parlor,bau rokok)

Well, it was 2.30pm and the police office was empty. Given the chance, I took a few shots... Hahaha... Then off to school. I arrived there and met one of my fellow image sensor scholars, Shinya Ito, a very tall and handsome person I must say, smoking his 2.30pm dose of cigerretes. I told him about yesterday and handed the purse to him. He agreed to hand it in to the police... At 4.30pm Ito-san came to my desk with yet another scientist Kato-san and told me that he had gone but no police was there. Being very fluent in his own language, he called a policeman and made an appointment to meet back at the small sub station at 4.30pm I guess. He wanted me to come along... So we did...


Japans most wanted...

This time at the station, we found a policeman whom later I knew as Isobe-san, already perched up waiting for us on the sidewalk beside the station. We went in, the police officer filed a report To cut a long story short, approximately 30 mins later I found myself talking to the owner of the purse. Wow... Detective Isobe-san must have obtained the number of Haruka-san (the girl that lost her purse) from the series of calls he made after he opened the purse. Everything in that purse was carefully laid out and documented, like a homicide had just taken place. The amount of money in it was approximately 14,527yen, just a few coins shorter than 15,000yen. I wish I had my phone camera with me... Anyway, I had no Idea what the lady on the other line was talking about but I know she was thanking us all. I blurred out a few nice Japanese words I know and everyone had a good laugh. We got our copy of the police report.


police report...

What amazes me the most is how fast the police work in Hamamatsu. Maybe its just because this is a simple case to crack, but the key is no procrastination on the law side here. With work ethics like this, no wonder the crime rate is virtually zero. Moreover, the police are respected... Hadnt it been for Mr. Matsuda on Fuji mountain, I would surely lose 15,000yen but I dont know if I were to find the purse in the the series of events that would take place next. If I did, would have I returened it??? Only He knows...

What goes around, comes around...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

kecik nyer balai...btw how much is 15,000 yen when u convert it to RM?

iz..kau memang honest from the 1st day i've known you :)

iz yg bersih, cekap dan beramanah

-acob who is always misunderstood-

Psych said...

Dude,

bila aku baca blog ko ni aku lagi sakit hati ngan polis malaysia ni. A single purse macam tu pun they go to all the trouble to return it there. Sini laptop kena curi, you do a police report, and you pay RM2 for a copy, but they don't even do anything. Sampaikan ada barang yang possibly ada cap jari pun diorang tak nak check. Itu baru satu incident. Lagi satu wife aku dulu sebelum kahwin pun ada somebody rembat purse dia kat dalam rumah. Pegi balai mamat yang curi tu boleh siap talipon member dia while we were in the balai- polis kata apa- "jangan layan dia, gi buat ic baru sudah". Another incident, perompak masuk rumah one of your neightbours in bangi(i don't remember who tapi dekat rumah ko dulu kat fasa 1) at knife point, ikat everybody except the son because they didn't know he existed. Budak tu talipon polis, polis tu cakap "malam-malam tak boleh datang, takde orang jaga balai". crap man. kalau setakat one incident tu aku boleh maafkan lagi kot. Polis makan gaji buta beb.

Izhal said...

-yaacob yang selelu dimisunderstood-
Thanks for the compliments...15,000yen dalam RM450-RM500 (RM=3X(Yend/100)depending on the FOREX. 15,000yen... Sekali pi groceries untuk a 1/2 a week supply...

-Psych-
According to Japanese law, there's a 10% finders fee that the finder could ask for. I think its to promote honesty. Many people would turn down the finders fee... I know you would too... As for 15,000 yen, you'd get 1500yen in 'reward' money and finished with that you could buy a bowl of 'Soba' and a glass of coffee... Heheh... As for Polis Diraja Malaysia, the name says it all... They are police for the blue blooded only I guess...

Psych said...

Hmm, you got a point about the name there. So we need a Polis Di Rakyat Malaysia or something as well.