Wednesday September 5, 2012
Another webhead fights crime and gangsterism
By JONATHAN FERNANDEZ
PETALING JAYA: S.K. Durai grew up in the notorious neighbourhood of Taman Sentosa in Klang and has seen friends dying young in gang fights or getting hooked on cheap booze while still in school.
Worse, Durai is upset because many youths from his neighbourhood glorify such seedy lives, having been influenced by the gang culture in Taman Sentosa, a place dubbed as the crime epicentre of Klang.
Durai, 27, has now taken to the Internet to start a “fight” against gangsterism through his website, ragedindian.com, which he launched four years ago.
“I am literally a raged Indian. I was angered by the growing violence and the fact that I couldn't do anything about it,” Durai said.
A website dedicated towards documenting and condemning criminal activities in Klang, specifically in Taman Sentosa, ragedindian.com became an instant hit among netizens.
One of his most popular posting is “Funeral of a Macha” where Durai vented about funerals being used by gangs to promote and spread their propaganda of violence and mayhem.
“Once they reach the crematorium, the gang members will pay their respects for one last time.
“The dead person's favourite items, including drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, are put in his coffin, perhaps in the belief the deceased will smoke some s*** to dull the pain while he is burned to ashes.
“After a full life of crime and bringing shame to their parents while they were alive, even after death, the deceased is not left alone by his friends,” wrote Durai in the posting.
Durai said it was upsetting that some teenagers think getting involved in gangsterism was akin to heroism.
“It's silly logic but that's the way it is. So when I hear that a fight had taken place, I would post my views on the website.
“What I try to do is make my comments satirical and show that there's nothing to be proud of when you go around whacking and chopping people up,” said Durai, whose website gets about 50,000 hits a month.