Diffusion of responsibility: sociopsychological phenomenon whereby a person is less likely to take responsibility for action/inaction when others present.
07.02.13, I did an ad-hoc experiment at LRTWangsaMaju
Spotted, a blind-man (ground floor) trying to locate the counter (1st floor)
Countless people passed by, NOBODY gives a damn!
After we’ve gotten the token, went to the platform, NOBODY moves from their spot at all!
Once we’re inside the train, I simply took out my book, pretending to read.
NOBODY gives way or offer him a seat.
In the end, I need to request few people to do so.