Cultural Differences

Today we were driving along a highway in Malaysia, and I saw a driver being pulled over in their car. They stayed in the car and the police officer approached them. This is the same procedure as Australia and the US.

I recalled to my DH (Dear Husband) that in Singapore, it was quite a common sight for motorists to get out of the car and approach the police officer, often having conversations (aka pleading for leniency) while leaning against the police vehicle.

DH commented that it was a nice cultural difference (ie. that police don’t fear that the driver is going to come out with a weapon and they need to defend themselves)… he then immediately amended that, saying that it obviously didn’t happen in Malaysia… however there is a different reason why: if the driver gets out of the car, then it is harder to hide the bribery!!!

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