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Friday, November 13, 2009

Forwarded emails ~ Please check for its authenticity and truth before sending it to others!

I received this email today :

Emdy : to dzul86, iraudzah, kaknai_narimah, rozita358, Abdul, Abdul, Abdul, Azmi, Erman, Faiza, Hanem, Hishamuddin, Ina, Izhar, Linda, Mimi, Mohammed, Mohd.Sabri, muhamad, Muzafar, nazran, Rosli, Rosmera, Rosnah, Roza, sab
show details 8:51 AM (46 minutes ago)

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Abd. Jalil Abd. Hamid <>
To:;;; Syima Ima <>; Saharita Ibrahim <>; khalid hul mangker <>;
Sent: Thu, November 12, 2009 1:01:08 PM

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Rezim <>
To: Abd. Jalil Abd. Hamid <>;; Amir Haidi <>; Amir <>; "Sabtu, Ashikin" <>; asmadi <>; chaiwt <>; connie <>; E-kim <>; Farrah <>;; hasmin <>; K.H KHOO <>; KW Choo <>; Latiff Shinryo <>; lim s.w <>; limhou <>; M.Khairil Anuar <>; Ali kajima <>; Paul Ng <>; Pepsi <>; rahim kapten <>;;; Roslan <>; Steve <>; mawsiv vis <>; wong chee keong <>; Zainab <>; Zarul <>; ziela <>
Sent: Thu, November 12, 2009 8:56:15 AM

From: gan lay hong []
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:11 PM
Cc:;;;;; T Xin Pei ;;;


Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:25:14 -0500
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:30:35 +0800

am not being racist here but frens pls do take care. better be alert n safe than sorry.

For your information. ( Very Urgent )

If you see a guy (especially Indian) who rides a motorbike with a bloody hand knocking on your window demanding you to stop and asking for tissue paper to clean the blood when you are driving a car, remember DO NOT stop the car at all. Even if he damages your car or holds the side mirrors tightly, DO NOT stop the car but drive directly to the nearest police station. This kind of criminal tactics have been reported in about 40 cases in Seremba n, K. Lumpur, Shah Alam, P.Jaya and Klang Town police stations (actually around the whole country).

These guys are mainly Indian gangsters, They work in a group and dare to commit this crime even in crowded areas where nobody will dare to stop the car to help you. The main purpose of this dirty tactic is to rob you and/ or even commit rape if you are female driver driving alone. Please forward this message to the people you care about.

Dr Jeyashree Srinivasan
Island Hospital
Tel: +6012-4308125 +6012-4308125


I just called the number listed above and the person who answered the call asked straightaway if I am calling regarding the email?

I replied yes and she stated that it is a lie!

I thanked her promptly and am posting this to you so that if you are amongst those who receive such a forwarded email to first not panic and in turn cause a domino effect by you spreading such a false report if you can call this email as one to your contacts online and they in turn further spread this unwarranted piece of rumor to their contacts!

Why do some folks do this?

Spread unfounded rumors and cause a panic?

In Islam, such an action is tantamount to causing slander or libel. The Arabic term for it is 'Fitnah'.

The punishment for those who spread Fitnah is Hellfire.

Section 1 (1-9)

1. Waylun likulli humazatin lumazatin

1. Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and-backbiter,

2. Allathee jamaAAa malan waAAaddadahu

2. Who pileth up wealth and layeth it by,

3. Yahsabu anna malahu akhladahu

3. Thinking that his wealth would make him last for ever!

4. Kalla layunbathanna fee alhutamati

4. By no means! He will be sure to be thrown into That which Breaks to Pieces,

5. Wama adraka ma alhutamatu

5. And what will explain to thee That which Breaks to Pieces?

6. Naru Allahi almooqadatu

6. (It is) the Fire of (the Wrath of) Allah kindled (to a blaze),

7. Allatee tattaliAAu AAala al-af-idati

7. The which doth mount (Right) to the Hearts:

8. lnnaha AAalayhim mu/sadatun

8. It shall be made into a vault over them,

9. Fee AAamadin mumaddadatin

9. In columns outstretched.


Dear brothers and sisters.

This is no joke!

I Googled the name of Dr. Jeyashree Shrinivasan and found that a whole lot of people have published such a false report in their blogs, websites and online forums!

The sin of spreading untruths and falsehood will be very severely punished both here in this life on Earth and in the Akhirat @ Hereafter.

Persons who do this @ forwarding of untruths through the email can be deemed to be abusers of the online technology.

Although one might think that he or she is actually doing the email receivers a huge favor by 'alerting' them to the dangers posed by gangsters and ruffians on the road, attributing such an email to someone like this said doctor is tantamount to implicating the doctor and dragging her reputation and dignity down the drain.

The doctor named above can and should take legal action against this person who forwards such a false piece of news if you can call it one and clear her reputation.

This should serve as a warning and reminder to all others not to engage in such forwarding of untruths and lies!

I do not deny that there are shysters, conmen and tricksters out there on our roads who do pose a danger to the general unsuspecting public but any avid newspaper reader or one who keeps abreast with all that is going on here in our nation and across the world would know better than to endanger themselves by opening their car doors or windows to anyone 'supposedly' injured or lying there across the road!

The wisest thing to do would be to alert the authorities by calling the police or the highway authorities and report to them the situation.

Yet, we can never know as to who's really in trouble or just putting up an act to take advantage of our general sense of pity and compassion towards our fellow mankind?

I am not saying that this forwarder of such news is totally wrong but am just asking that before you implicate someone such as the doctor here, to please verify and authenticate your sources.

Forwarding such emails might have been done in the spirit of goodwill but it can also backfire against the sender when what you forwarded turns out to be nothing but a piece of false news or slander!

Think before you press 'Send!'.

My heartfelt sympathies to the poor doctor.

She has in a way been victimized by over exuberant 'do gooders' who inwittingly have in turn become amongst those who spread rumors!

I do hope that this habit of forwarding of unauthenticated emails will stop after this clarification.


Roseriana CA said...

Mr. Mahaguru..

I also received quite a numbers of e-mail similar to this. i've one email telling us to be extra-careful whenever we drive alone at night and were attacked with eggs, never operate a wiper or spray any water, as eggs mixed with water, becomes milky and will block visions until you are forced to stop at the road side and become victims to robbers...

i do agree with you whenever we received that kind of email, it'll definitely creates panic to ppl especially women..(like me who used to be so penakut)...

Most of the time i'll never hesitate to read it, but to spread that kind of emails to another person in which me myself didnt know the authenticity of such and such story...ermm..i wldn't do that..

Thank you Mr.Mahaguru for sharing the story and brave enough to call the number, sincerely if i were you, i may ignore such message...hehehe (which is obviously not good, i know). It's always better to do a little, than do nothing!

~~~~~~have a nice day~~~~~~

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum Dear Roseriana.

It's okay to take heed of what the email contains and to prepare ourselves for any similar forms of ruses that the criminals at large nowadays pull off when we are on the roads and highways of this nation.

The problem lies in plastering someone's id as some form of legitimation to such content whereas the person so named sometimes is not even aware of they being named as the originator of such an alarming email?

Blasting away such an email and trying to pass it off as a true blue incident is criminal in nature and the email forwarder can be taken to court or even arrested for attempting to spark off a racial riot or panic amongst the population!

This is what I am concerned about for in genuine cases that takes place on our roads, people will simply refuse to stop and help for fear of becoming victims themselves!

Better safe than sorry and all similar phrases!

MAHAGURU58 said...

As for the email containing the 'egg attack', that is commonsense, isn't it?

It is true that if we try and wash off that splattered egg on our windscreen, the whole windscreen might just turn smeared, sticky and cloudy, obstructing our scope of vision!

Pretty good advice there if we fall victim to such a tactic.

It's only the act of putting some innocent person's name as the author of such alarming emails that worries me.

Mohamed Taher said...

Did you notice my new blog: all about the fun, fuss, and fury of the forwarded emails.

Will appreciate your comments.

Wish you and your family season greetings, happy holidays, Muharram, and a very happy and prosperous new year!!

webgrrrlnet said...

Mahaguru, thanks for this post. I just got one from my FB page, and I immediately looked into the search engines trying to find the validity of it. Glad you've checked it out for us.