Crime in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Crime rates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Level of crime
71.67 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
75.93 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
68.10 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
72.70 High
Worries car stolen
64.65 High
Worries things from car stolen
69.59 High
Worries attacked
62.21 High
Worries being insulted
51.40 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
46.74 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
59.97 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
71.11 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
69.51 High
Problem corruption and bribery
83.01 Very High

Safety in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Safety walking alone during daylight
49.96 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
24.25 Low

Contributors: 603

Last update: December 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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55 Comments so far

#Walter on Dec 07, 2018 :
Are there lots of car thefts ? Do people use car anti theft locks or alarms ? Can someone post the link of those anti theft devices in Kuala Lumpur ?
#Anonymous on Oct 16, 2018 :
Yeah is not very safe but just beware of surrounding (especially thief).. it safe during daytime at tourist area like KLCC, Mid Valley, Sunway Lagoon, not that safe during midnight.. (dont go at uncrowded area or the back of shop building.).. dont show your valuable thing and keep it inside your beg and put at front body went travel here.. i as malaysian feel unsafe when go there and avoid meet stranger if feel suspicious..
#Anonymous on Aug 15, 2018 :
Those saying Malaysia is "not that dangerous comparing to other country" are pure bullshitting.
Only at the age of 26 do i dare to enter KL for the first time for 1 night & guess what? bike snatch thief right after reaching,Time Square Plaza right by the road. No one offered to help but only witnessing.

Police in Malaysia? forget about it. Even Grab/taxi driver laugh over the idea of reporting case to their police.
On duty front desk police can't speak/type basic English, eating chocolate while thinking of how to brush you off the station. period.
IO on duty was replaced by another colleague, waited 30 minutes only to face a officer who isn't even the IO on duty & the best part was upon entering the office the officer is sitting there smoking "what a image" just to take another statement which was already provided at the front desk.
I even provided them with the location of the phone through tracking apps but it is obvious the police does not bother enough at all.

Overall a nightmare & waste of time as you cannot trust anyone there, not even the police.
You can consider entering the country with perhaps a baton/knuckle to prepare some ass whopping action.

God bless & i am also sorry to be reading other victim story which trigger me about the incident.
#Myles on Jul 21, 2018 :
I went to Kuala Lumpur for 1 week, I felt pretty safe however, I travelled with a group of people. I loved Kuala Lumpur but I don't know if I'd go there by myself.
#Anonymous on May 16, 2018 :
I been robbed 3 times robber use knife, knuckle and scissors. Scam a few times kuala lumpur it's crimes city. Not recommend for foreign walking alone in the middle of the night. It's not safe also many corruption.. a lot immigrants Bangladesh,India, Indonesia, Myanmar,Nepal, Arab, Nigeria, Ghana etc.
#tae on Apr 05, 2018 :
wow people overreact malaysia is one of them more safer countries in southeast asia, seems like people have spammed
#Welss on Mar 29, 2018 :
The police are the worst of them all they come to your house and without warrant force you to open the door and want to check your house without telling you anything.About three of them without uniform just left my house now. im staying with my husband they came 10 pm in the night and ask if they can check our house first i dont think its the proper time I said why we argue for a while then they said we know what blacks do here in malaysia I said what do they do they,they said fraud and many things then I said you are wrong cos you dont know who ia m andd what I do and if you argue more we wright a bad report for you and jial you so if you have money just pay or folows to police station I ask for what reason then they ask for passport I gave my ICARD THEY SAID WE NEED PASSPORT I SAID NO YOU CANT ALL MY INFOS ARE THERE IN THE CARD THEN THEY SAID HOW LONG ARE YOU HERE I SAID FEW YEARS THEY SAID OPEN THE DOOR I REFUSE I ASK FOR the search WARRANt AND ID THEY GAVE ID CARD BUT NO WARRANT THEY DIDNT WEAR UNIFORM I HAVE HEARD NEWS OF THEM BURSTING BLACK PEOPLE HOUSE TAKING MANY THINGS AND FORCING THEM TO PAY SOME HUGE MONEY STEAL MANY THInGS and if you allow them to eneter if they couldn't find anything they will drop drug or any illegal things on the ground and said they found it in your house just to have something to use against you . SO I WAS AFRAID TO OPEN THE door ,WITH a LONG TIME CONVERSTAION THEY SAID THEY ARE LOOKING FOR CHINESE GUY AND THAT IS WHY THEY ARE HERE I SAID IM BLACK GIRLand I stay here with my husband AND IM NOT DOING WHAT YOU THINK OTHERS DO IM LEGAL HERE AND IF YOU DONT MIND I NEED TO GO NOW THEY SHOUTED ALOT AT ME INTIMIDATING Me BUT I JUST STOOD MY GROUND, AND LATER THEY SAID WE WILL BE BACK AND THEY LEFT ,TELL me WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEan JUST BECAUSE IM BLACK YOU THINK IM A FRAUD AND MANY STUPID THINGS ,SO MUCH RACISM ,NOT ALL MALAYSIANS ARE GOOD AND THAT IS HOW IT IS ALL OVER THE WORLD ,JUST BECAUES MR A IS BAD DOES NOT MAKE MR B A BAD GUY BUT ITS UNFORTUNATE THE CORRUPTIN IN THE SECURITY SECTOR IS TOO HIGH AND NO ONE CAN BEAT it COS THEY GET CASH FROM IT AND THEY GET AWAY WITH IT ,JUST QUIT BEing RACISt, IF YOU KNOW THAT IS NOT IN YOUR QURAN to treat others just to get advantage of them then stop the intimidation . COS YOU ARE ALWAYS A VISITOR EVERYWHERE YOU GO AND IF YOU WANT TO BE TREATED WELL TREAT OTHERS WELL. many Malaysians also join the police to do all sort of shi setting blacks up with police just to rob them and steal from them its bad one day you will reap whatever you sow and if blacks are the biggest problem in Malaysia then its not a country cos many people both foreigner and citizens are so corrupt this days security is just not attained yet in Malaysia
#Chris on Feb 23, 2018 :
Hi Gina, is your partner resolved and how was it settled. Please share.

#Gina on May 02, 2014 :

My partner signed an offshore contract with Malaysian Government and Petronas end of January 2014. He paid over $140,000.00 to secure the contract worth over USD$4 million. 

The period of the contract is for between January & October 2014. Once the contract had been signed by all parties involved, he was shown the smaller print on the contract which stated he had to pay Revenue Tax to the Malaysian Government of over $25,000 and upon payment of the Revenue Tax the awarded contract money will then be paid to the beneficiary, my partner. 
#PG on Feb 19, 2018 :
Mainland Malaysia was a safe place a few years ago , that is no longer the case today , and should be avoided .
#simon on Nov 04, 2017 :
been staying n KL for a year and robbed 3 times. an extremely danger place.
#Hasan Riazudin on Oct 23, 2017 :
Your P.M., Najib Razak is too busy counting up his billions of dollars he scammed from "donations" to be concerned about reducing crime. Bank fraud in Malaysia has not really been dealt with.

Kalau bolih tipu dapat duit, buatlah ! Depan tipu belakang tipu !
#Anonymous on Oct 07, 2017 :
I went to Malaysia last weekend for 3 days. I don't know anything about the place but I know how to be careful on streets during the night. For me, Kuala Lumpur is safe because I was able to walk alone at night going to Petronas and Changkat area.
#Anonymous on Sep 16, 2017 :
if the police stopped you and there is something wrong with your car or you didnt put seatbelt on they will threaten you that the will have to issue a Summon with a large number (not logical) , then if you agree he will process and will ask are you sure you want a summon? if you said yes he will offer to let you go with a little amount of money, in other way he will be begin you not to give a summon and take a bribe....Malaysia Boleh! lol
#Soh on Sep 03, 2017 :
I haven't seen anyone mentioned anything about mat rempit, which I'm 'fortunate' to witness and experience the sound pollution they make EVERY night even during national holidays, such as (for the past few days) - National day and Hari Raya Haji. Oh my, they are especially 'hardworking' folks who start 'working' on their stunts and test drives their motorcycles incessantly regardless of holidays, maybe only a rain or tropical storm can stop 'em perfecting their *skills* You can read a terse description about them here:

Naturally my rating for crime rate in this place is very high.
#Taraj on Aug 17, 2017 :
Going there in next 2 weeks, let's see how it goes...
I'll be back here to leave a comment about it.
#Ming on Jul 28, 2017 :
Well deserve the deep red rating. My mom who has spent all her 50+ year life in kl stays home whenever possible to avoid being robbed. A lot of the locals will tell you that if you have never been robbed, stuffs stolen, or home burglarized then you are not a local. Our homes were broken into once and the police tried very hard to convince us not to file a police report, and in the end it was us begging them to let us file a report for fear of id theft. This place is super f****d up and racism is commom practice.
#Lucy on Jul 19, 2017 :
I'm seeing all this comments and rates, which are not very true.
This crime in Malaysia is real, but not as dangerous like people think. Yes, a motorcycle can break your car's windows and rob your bag, but compared to other countries Malaysia is safe. Believe me or not me living 5 years in Malaysia have not encountered any crime at all. Except at one time that a guy in a motorcycle broke our window for no reason or maids stealing stuff. It's worth visiting Kuala Lumpur and it's not really that dangerous compared to other countries. Of course if a crime is in Malaysia there will 1 million copies of that crime, but it rarely happens. Of course every country has crime, but I'm just saying you're quite safe in Malaysia, Kuala lumpur.
#Wayne on Jul 02, 2017 :
definitely a city with high crime one should ever walk alone during night time...
#Arman on Jun 19, 2017 :
I had a plan to go to kualalumpur for 10 days on vacation, as I saw the comments I changed my mind, it doesn't worth visiting kualalumpur because of so many crimes reported.
#Geoff travel on Apr 07, 2017 :
I am British, a global traveller, and I spend six months a year in Kuala Lumpur, a month in Bali and Jakarta. I have never seen any street crime in KL, or any other kind of crime. Condos are cheap, clean, modern, and well-guarded, but I doubt they need to be so well guarded. I have walked through all areas of KL, day and night, never seen a problem. My landlord there had never been in a drunken fight his entire life, nor seen one. If he came to England he would be shocked, where Saturday night violence is guaranteed in most all towns and cities. You hear of bag snatches and gold chain snatches in KL, but who is dumb enough to wear jewellery on the street? Keep it in your case. KL is a great deal safer than Britain.
#Iqbal hossain on Mar 16, 2017 :
I am staying in kualalumpur 1.9year. I like traveling. Now one Indian people he is agent of taj international college, took 8000rm gave me fake papers. Now tommorow I will go balai police to make report about him. But he told me if I complain to police they send back to me my country and so many things. He is a man who just trapped the foreign students. So why immigration don't follow and take action.
#Anonymous on Mar 02, 2017 :
A girl was shot recently by some stupid Chinese gangster. Fck I'm outta of this city.
#Rk on Mar 02, 2017 :
In penang hotel, I was robbed last night twice. The second time I chased him, but never saw his face. The security saw nothing. It didn't record for 5 minutes.
#Anonymous on Jan 31, 2017 :
SUBANG JAYA...29 JANUARY 2017.. A girl been robbed nearv these of the robbers brought a parang knife however the other guy try to block the girl from getting away
#I am kumar on Jan 11, 2017 :
My company employees with out permit and no salary and no leave and 15 hours work how 560 employees
Any honorably police Tamil contact me
#Anonymous on Dec 23, 2016 :
There's a girl that's recently been kidnapped from mahsa university,she's been gone for 15 hours now,if anyone lives in Malaysia please do a police report
She was grabbed while walking outside at the university and I can't do a police report because I'm in American,if anyone can contact the police in Malaysia please call and do a report for a kidnapped person at mahsa university
#Anonymous on Nov 29, 2016 :
wow malaysia has several cities in top 30,
malaysia is safer than alot of cities in southeast asia looks like spamming on malaysia
#Anonymous on Nov 16, 2016 :
on my way to my aunt hotel at jalan pudu one motorcycle rog snatched my Mchain . He came by motor bike all black even no number plate. The funniest thing the police station is just 150 meters from the incident took place, MY ADVICE IS DO NOT ASKED ANY DIRECTION FROM ANY ONE SINCE HE CAN BE ONE OF THE GANG AND DO NOT WEAR GOLD CHAIN WHEN YOU VISITED AND WALK IN UNKNOWN OR NEW PLACES
#Jill Francisco on Oct 30, 2016 :
In my opinion,Kuala Lumpur is a living hell.within an hour after after getting out from KLIA I was rob by Young Malay Boys by the age Books,camera and macbook as well.Come on man.Im just come here for study culture..but after 3 weeks of study culture in other states in malaysia..ive learned quite a lot..Some buddies(name not provided) mantion me that dont mess with tamil's because there are idiots always want to fight..for a moment there i was thinking about my home country where blacks are there and tamils are here...Full of racism...What ive want to say is its not the race is the problem here its the government...the goverment is leading every every other race to crime while their same "KIND" HAS AN ALWAYS OPEN WAYS TO FLEE AWAY..u must treat everyone equal of the worst thing ive heard is it was divided by race 1.malay 2.Chinese 3.indian and so goes about 1.malaysian 2.malaysian 3.malaysian.
.i wont going back to malaysia tho..make me sick
#Anonymous on Oct 15, 2016 :
I grew up in KL and watched it deteriorated to its current state over the decades. Now that I have emmigrated elsewhere I know for sure that that was the wisest decision ever made since the city is facing tons of problems and the ppl running it isnt planning to solve em. Crimes, Traffic congestion, lack of city zone planning, corruption, garbage, pollution, cleanliness and the attitude of the inhabitants are just some of the problems one would noticed. the biggest turn off for me is racial tension and inequality.
#JAMAL on Sep 29, 2016 :
Friends , a malaysain company based in Mekaka committed a commercial crime by not paying the remaining balance amount and when requested sent the fake T/T the embassy of Pakistan in Kl and Malaysain authorityes say to visit malaysia and file a FIR against company for recovery

Please advise your expert thought
#pb lama on Sep 08, 2016 :
in Malaysia 95% of black peoples and 55% of Malaysian police are looters. they dont work. they just loot poor foreign worker. we cant walk outside unless we are group of 15/20 people. they attack with knife just to get a 100 ringet worth mobile. if we complain police again police will loot/mugg us. its most unsafe country in the world. i stay in Malaysia for 3 year and i lost everything what i had earned in that country. i was attacked 14 times and looted 26 times.
#pb lama on Sep 08, 2016 :
in Malaysia 95% of black peoples and 55& of Malaysian police are looters. they dont work. they just loot poor foreign worker. we cant walk outside unless we are group of 15/20 people. they attack with knife just to get a 100 ringet worth mobile. if we complain police again police will loot/mugg us. its most unsafe country in the world. i stay in Malaysia for 3 year and i lost everything what i had earned in that country. i was attacked 14 times and looted 26 times.
#Nic Smith on Jul 21, 2016 :
I agree that Jonathan Maitland should be deleted from the discussion. There is no problem with being angry about the current state of politics in any given country. However, it is totally unnecessary to make derogatory and racist comments. Malays are not how you portray them and you cannot lump them all in one group because of the behaviour of a few. Otherwise us whities are lumps of pasty lard because Christopher Columbus and other Europeans went across to the Americas and destroyed cultures wholesale - let alone the behaviour of colonisers in Asian and African countries.
Just State your anger against the specific people that have caused the problem and keep your overly emotional, racist comments out of it.
#Anonymous on Jul 18, 2016 :
Totally agree with #igotcheated. I had the same problem and that fella keep dragging our arm. If u want us to donate or buy something, pls be polite and dont simply pull people. Very frustrating. Is the same person I think. And they treaten to hit us because we say no and ignore them.. zzzz
#Anonymous on Jun 19, 2016 :
I had come to KL for a holiday and this would be the last time I would come here . In a broad day light with people all round in the main road a bloody ass hole snatched my gold chain in no time. It is worth around 2lacs hard earned money . Never expected that this would happen in KL.
#Adrien on May 22, 2016 :
Jonathan Maitland,
Your comments are completely unacceptable.
The people regulating this website should report him to the relevant authorities. He should be charged with hate crime, among various other offenses that he has committed here.
Could the regulators here please act as quickly as possible.
#Jack on May 06, 2016 :
I think that Jonathan Maitland has gone above board to crucified the PM of Malaysia as well as the Tamils in that country. No one is guilty unless he or she is proven guilty. The last phase of the investigation into ill-gotten wealth by the PM is in the hands of international investigators who are not easily bribed or influenced to give a false statement on the flow of funds to the PM. Let them complete their investigations as this level of money laundering is conspired by people of high intelligence using sophisticated means to clean their trails. We, as ordinary folks, are not in any position to draw conclusion from unsubstantiated sources.

As for stinking Tamils, let me enlighten you that those leaving in cold countries stink more when they do not shower during cold weather. At least I know that the Tamil community in Malaysia bathe every day.

You have not identified your race but I gather that you are not a Malaysian by heart, except that I can guarantee you are an opportunist and sadly, unable to lead a better life yet.
#Jonathan Maitland on May 06, 2016 :
Malaysians are ugly brown motherfuckers. Well, they are black/yellow/brown motherfuckers. They look like fucking monkeys. And they stink really bad, especially the Tamil Malaysians. Let me break it down for you. The Prime Minister Najib Razak is a murderer and a prolific kleptomaniac, having murdered a Mongolian woman in 2006 and having stolen in excess of $1 billion US dollars from his own countrymen. Najib Razak is an evil maggot. A murderer and a thief. In fact, he has ordered the murder of AT LEAST 4 people, including the Mongolian woman. One of the people he ordered killed was the Deputy Public Prosecutor who was investigating Najib's litany of abuse in public office, especially the theft of $680 million US dollars from the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. So Najib became scared that the DPP would expose him and that is why he had him murdered. Najib also sacked the Attorney General and the Deputy Prime Minister for the same reason, replacing them with pliant yes-men. If the DPP can be abducted and murdered in broad daylight (he was abducted when he stopped his car when it was rammed from behind, and several men got out of the car that rammed him and kidnapped him and subsequently murdered him and dismembered his body), then imagine how dangerous the country really is. Can you imagine the Deputy Public Prosecutor in England or in the USA being abducted in broad daylight and then murdered? And the Mongolian woman whom Najib ordered killed, Altantuyaa, was involved in a dodgy defence deal which involved Najib, who was the Defence Minister at the time the dodgy deal was done. Najib Razak has blood on his hands, the blood of at least 4 people. If the PRIME MINISTER of a country is a serial killer and a thief on a grand scale, why would you think the rest of the country is a law-abiding Utopia? Get real. MALAYSIA IS A SHITHOLE AND IT IS BECOMING A WORSE SHITHOLE EVERYDAY. That is just a fact.
#Corsicasia on Mar 27, 2016 :
have to no worry in KL,i not know why the crime level is high like that...i even sleep alone in street 2 days and i am european foreigner,and i do not feel worry...even in jalan alor in africa HQ and other many whose traffic,scam or other...really for me is the most safe place in south east Asia...
#Daim on Mar 02, 2016 :
Yeah, what else you can expect from those the collective surveys from disappointed vice activities customers that has been rejected, ugly foreigners that slurred by locals and ultra generalisation of supermacy thinking whites.

Verily, we Malaysian should be afraid of this high level of crime that brought in by undecent activities of foreigners. We should stop them from coming in. ATM loot by Latinos, metanphetamine mass selling for parties at apartments by whites, persian and latinos. Scam by africans. And there is no reason why local is started to unwelcome you foreigners. True its unfair for afew decent visitors but we the decent locals have done our best to protect the good people and we glad to let these bad b*stards pounded with the thug law.

So long, I still enjoy drinking beer alfresco in jalan alor, enjoy the cordial mixture of our very own way of interracial that not forcing people to assimilate like dog forced to be cat or vice versa. I still can linger around Bukit Bintang from midnight to sunset (but why would I, its better be on bed enjoy sleep.

We locals always hadn't face any trouble that much with authorities, unless we are doing something wrong. Bribery will not flourished by the recieving attitude. You should question yourself on your giving attitude to make a way for your own a** off the trouble.

We not force people to come here. Its your own choice upon your own will. I would say this index is utter rubbish done in disturbing revengeful manner of I dont know why.
# Benjamin Logan on Feb 28, 2016 :
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#Umer on Nov 30, 2015 :
Lived in KL bukit Bintang for 4 days, visited all around that area walking freely, no harm and nothing to worry. I dont know about other areas.
#Majdi on Oct 04, 2015 :
oh my god,one hour ago i was too excited that i am traveling tonight to KL alone for ten days .it will be my first experience there and i was planing to do many thinks , after eleven months of hard working i was planing to get a good rest there and above all to remove all the stress that I have . But really i am chocked right now i don't know what to do , should i cancel everything i have paid a big amount for flight and five stars hotel ( non refundable booking ) i know that crimes everywhere in the world but every where as you are tourist police should take care of you but in that case what to do if any thing happen ... and how this high level of crimes happened in KL and how KL is the preferred destination for honeymooners.. this is strange .
#Local Malaysian on Sep 01, 2015 :
Found this website after researching about crime in Malaysia. Just want to say that the comments here are filled with over-generalisations, anecdotes and racial slurs that are based on nothing substantial – a lot of emotional commenters here!
Personally, I've lived in this country all my life and never in my 35++ years have I witnessed or gotten involved in a violent crime. I've travelled to all countries in SouthEast Asia except East Timor but I've never encountered a dangerous or life-threatening crime! Ironically, I was mugged once... In Barcelona, Spain of all places! I'm not saying that crime doesn't exist here – of course it does but it's relatively safer than many countries around the world. I've also entertained many, many foreign visitors in this country, friends and business acquaintances – and most love this place.
In fact, I sometimes feel that visitors that come here have a stronger appreciation of Malaysia than the locals. Politically, the Malaysian government has a long way to go – it's complicated and not just about racial lines as it's made up to be here in the comments. As a Malaysian Chinese I do feel like my community here (esp. working class) is sidelined by the government but then again, the chinese here are strong and self-reliant.
Other than that, the country has a lot to offer. It just needs to be loved for it to improve.
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#i got cheated on Jun 28, 2015 :
This happens at Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. outside H&M, Lot 10
I was waiting for the green light to cross the road to get to the bukit bintang monorial when three people, 2 males and 1 female approached my friend and I.

Both of my friend and I were separated and spoken individually to these scammers. My friend spoke to the female lady, might be in her 30s and plump (~59-60kg, 161~cm), with tied up medium length hair.

The two males, one of them couldn't speak and seemed deaf (now known as Mr A). The other one (now known as Mr B) translates what the deaf man wanted from me. Both of them were quite short I'd say around 158~162cm tall.

Mr A pulled me over, away from my friend and tried to get me to write my name onto some kind of form that contains four columns namely (Date, Name, Origin, and a weird column that I couldn't make sense of its abbreviation). So Mr A, the deaf guy insisted me to write my details on the form with his sign language I so wrote. Then the last column seemed like an amount (where you state the money you would pay) then I noticed something is suspicious so I left it blank. I didnt know whats its for then Mr B came and told me to "support". He said Mr A wants me to buy something from him and asked me to support. I said I dont want to pay you can? He insisted that i support something that I couldn't comprehend. Seeing Mr A was deaf and obviously handicapped, I took out RM10 and gave it to him. Then Mr A wants to hand me a cheap keychain and I refused to take it. But I knew I was being cheated so I wanted to leave. I took the keychain anyhow.

After I finished the matter with both the males I went over to my friend who is still speaking to that fat lady. Suddenly Mr A pulled me and Mr B asked me to stand away from my friend. He told me not to disturb my friend. At that moment I noticed they are all scammers. I asked Mr B WHY i cannot talk to my friend. HE couldnt answer and just ask me to stay where I am. I quickly grab my friend and ran away while the traffic light turns green.

Then I tossed away the keychain given to me cuz i was furious that i got cheated :|

Anyhow my friend knew something was wrong and she didn't take out any money. Here comes the side of her story: In her conversation with the lady, she asked her to fill up the form too, but like me, she left the last column blank. As that lady could speak and didn't seemed handicapped in someways, my friend ask her what is this for. Then the lady told her to quickly fill up the form because this is a competition with me. She quickly sensed amiss and pressuring the lady to tell her what is this for. That was when I came and grabbed my friend to make for the run.

Just don't talk to anyone who is trying to make impromptu conversation with you. Threaten to call the police if they insist.

IF anyone seemed very pitiful to you, that they lost money or whatnot, call the police to guide them.

I know that kind people (like me, ehem) would pity them but sometimes, KL is not the place for you to waste your kindness.
#guywithatophat on Jun 18, 2015 :
i thought im the only one angry here it should be KL a topranker
#William on Apr 13, 2015 :
Hi guys... I'm a Malaysian and I have been living in Malaysia more than 30 years of my life.
My jobs requires me to travel all over the world (from US, Europe, Africa, ASEAN and even Papua New Guinea)
(IMHO in ASEAN countries like Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok and Singapore are pretty safe for tourists)

As for Malaysia, unfortunately the crime rates did increased tremendously for the past 10 years.
So just like anywhere else in the world when you travel to a foreign country, you just have to learn to be more careful.
Here are some of my pointers:

1. Avoid areas/alleys that are less frequent by people (get an official guide if possible)
2. Always check and reconfirm with locals/people from the hotel of the location that was recommended to you
3. Do not keep all your money with you if possible (there are always pickpocket opportunist)
4. If you can, avoid taking taxi from the streets (usually they will try to scam you just as anywhere else in the world). Go to an establish place like the hotel and ask them to call a taxi for you or use UBER or MyTeksi
5. Malaysians are generally friendly regardless of race however there are always some dodgy people. so just be careful. If you are not sure of their intention, just politely decline their help.
6. Don't simply accept drinks from strangers (drugs are easily available here and you can be hanged for possession of drugs)
7. There are good cops and bad cops. If you stay out of the trouble, generally you will not have any problem
8. Keep a photocopy of your passport in case if you lose it and make sure you have a contact number of your local embassies/ hotel/ friends who can help in case of emergencies
9. There are also snatch thieves around so be mindful when you are walking on side of the roads/ path (keep your sling bags closely to your body)
10. And yes.. there are scams/ tricksters around. Anyone called to inform you that you won prizes and need deposit/ purchase are scams.
11. There are credit card skimmers around. Just careful of where you uses it. If possible pay at the counter instead of passing your credit card to the server/ waiter.. etc

Here you are.
Good luck and have a good trip in Malaysia ;-)
##anonymous on Mar 14, 2015 :
Drugs activities make me worries so much. Especially the activities was done in the apartments and condominiums area. Most of the residence would not known such activities in house. It's worry me when I started to lodge report to the management and it involved with the internal residence communities and national security. Nothing have been done or any action to solve the drugs making and drug dealings.
#Marzieh Charkhandaz on Mar 07, 2015 :
Now it is for 9 days we are in kl again for fourth time and will come back two days later we are totally safe here and nothing bad happened to us just taking more caution and not go shopping in China town and other unsafe shopping malls. I really enjoy staying in kl. hope every one can accept crimes there r in every country it is not fair to blame a country for our mistakes and being careless...
#Jolly on Mar 04, 2015 :
Just returned from a visit to Malaysia. Absolutely enjoyed the culinary display .... yummy. However, it was disappointing to find that Malaysia, in spite of its skyscraper buildings, remains a Third World. This is primarily due to its massive corruption at almost every level of government, enforcement units and cops. Hearing the sad stories of local friends, their second and third class status in their own country and the denied opportunities made me realise that fair-play is a strange notion in Malaysia.
I was told that as the political situation worsens, the military take-over was a definite possibility ... this to maintain Malay & UMNO supremacy. Whilst Indonesia is booming (and corruption is under check), Malaysia is going down the wrong path. Looks like Indonesia may emerge as the model nation for Muslim countries. I feel sorry for the non-malays in Malaysia. The brain drain is at its peek and soon Malaysia may be swallowed up by Indonesian progress.
The Malaysian politicians have FAILED Malaysians big time.
#Anonymous on Jan 14, 2015 :
#Anonymous and #Dave

How true is this?
My friend is also in exact situation. He can't cash out the cheque. The bank advised him to open a bank account however one of the the requirements is to pay a tax insurance. He is in deep trouble because of this.

How did he get out of the situation?


Anonymous on Apr 10, 2014 :
A post from Dave on Nov 01, 2013 caught my intention.

Is this really true that it happened to your friend? How is he now?
I have heard about this incident too, where a foreigner who had done with his project and payment in cheque term had been made to him. But he could not bank in the cheque as he has to pay tax.
#firdous on Dec 30, 2014 :
hi this firdous from india next month i was going to malaysia for visit visa plz suggest me how much i safe in malaysia
#sg visitor on Dec 26, 2014 :
I am a Singaporean chinese who recently visited KL .. i was walking along the street in broad daylight .. then i was approached by a chinese guy who claims he is Singaporean and his wallet was stolen at the train station and asked me for RM 60 to take bus back to Singapore. At that point I felt it strange, but proceeded to give the money to him anyway. He asked for my number and said he will return the money to me in Singapore.
Of course, he never did.

In a way, I guess I should have been more alert as I seldom encounter such things in Singapore itself.