The Jalan Pudu KL Snatch Thief who doesn’t run away. A lesser KARMIC THEFT averting a much bigger Future Theft.
September 28, 2019
Around 9pm on 28th September 2019 I was very slowly cycling on the pedestrian walkway along Jalan Pudu (opposite Pudu Sentral and before Tung Shin Hospital). This was my first time cycling on the slightly raised walkway – normally I would cycle on the road edge.
The stretch of walkway along Jalan Pudu, KL where the snatch theft happened the night before.
Suddenly a man in front of my bicycle lunged forward to snatch my favorite Rayban sunglasses hung on my t-shirt collar. The ease and smooth targeted move gave the impression he had done this many times before i.e. snatching people’s things.
But he did NOT run away.
I went back the next day and took this photo. He was on a long video call, wearing a different color cap. He ate in a Malay food outlet and hung around the general area.
While still on my bicycle I turned round and politely ask for it back, and started talking with him standing in front of my bike. He was probably in his 40s, did not wear torn or dirty clothes like a homeless person. He looked Indonesian and well fed. He was not drunk or aggressive.
In fact he was highly aware: he read the words on my red t-shirt, pointed at my rings on both hands, and mumbling. I spoke in Bahasa and English but he just mumbled. I asked if he worked at the tour guide shop in front. He pointed at a parked van and here and there.
He let me snatch his decent-looking black cap but he was not interested to have it back. He wanted my shades and refused to give back to me. I gave back his cap.
Then he pointed at my golden Wide-angle Lens for my iPhone clipped on my right pants pocket. He started to come to my right side. I immediately got down and use my bike as a protection barrier.
I decided it was not worth fighting.
I told him my sunglasses was my GIFT to him and cycled away.
Biodata of Robert Chaen
Founder of Robren Mega EMall, Robren Services, ChangeU, CEO-Celebrity Whisperer, Asia’s #1 Change Expert, and the Father of Asian FireWalking
Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and change expert. He is famously known as the "CEO-Celebrity Whisperer”. Through 1-on-1 coaching, CEOs & celebrities whisper their issues and secrets to Robert, and Robert whispers back the best success secrets about business strategies, change tools, office politics & staff issues, and personal branding.
He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, , 300+ MSC CEOs in S.E. Asia's Silicon Valley, etc.
He is the EKing of EMalls, the Founder of Robren Mega EMall, the World’s First Parallel Universe EMall Chian, with 100 City Mega EMalls opening in 2021-2023 (fb.com/MegaEMalls).
He is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club. He has interviewed PM Tun Dr Mahathir, Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia), Siti Nurhaliza, and other CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Influencers.
He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show). If Robert can coach you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be the best.
Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant skeptics.
Due to an ongoing paranormal encounter of the Angelic kind, he has been an Angel Whisperer 25 minutes before his late wife Brenda José crossed over on 23rd December 2013. Since then she has been sending him countless afterlife signs and he has written many articles and an EBook on his whisperings about The Afterlife and beyond from Angel Brenda.
Updated: 2nd August 2020.