Malaysian traffic cop praised after photos of him giving disabled man a lift go viral

Corporal Ropi's kind act did not go unnoticed by Malaysia's top cop, who tweeted his appreciation.
Corporal Ropi's kind act did not go unnoticed by Malaysia's top cop, who tweeted his appreciation.PHOTO: KHALID ABU BAKAR/TWITTER

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Photographs showing a traffic policeman giving a disabled man a lift on his motorbike have gone viral, with many Malaysians praising the officer for his kindness.

Netizen Mohd Shahrin shared some of the images and described the incident in a social media post.

"A police corporal from the Taman Tun Dr Ismail police station was making his patrol rounds on motorcycle. The policeman willingly gave a ride to a disabled man who lacks both legs and his left hand. The disabled man moves around only with the strength in his right hand and his torso.

"I was touched to see him. Congratulations Corporal Ropi from the TTDI station who provided help to the needy," Mr Mohd Shahrin wrote on Sunday (May 29).

The deed did not go unnoticed by Malaysia's top cop.

"Syabas URB @PDRMsia #PolisDanMasyarakatBerpisahTiada (Well done PDRM motorcycle unit)," Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar tweeted on Monday (May 30) together with pictures of the episode.

The images, which were shared again on the Royal Malaysian Police Facebook page, received some 5,700 likes in just 12 hours.

The policeman also received positive feedback from Malaysians who lauded him in the Facebook comments section.

According to a Sin Chew Daily report, Cpl Ropi met the man while on patrol along Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1 at 8pm on Sunday.

"I was worried that a car might not see him because it was already dark, so I offered to send him to the nearest bus station," Cpl Ropi was quoted as saying.

The person who took the images was another police officer on patrol duty with Cpl Ropi. He did not expect the images to go viral when he uploaded them to Facebook.