Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Some things I will never understand
There are things that happen almost on a daily basis in my homeland that I will never understand. One of them happened...actually don't know when la...but it was in the front page of The Star today.
"LOST FRONTIER" the headline screamed.
First of all, what the hell kind of headline is that? The editor a sci-fi fan issit? Then I read on and it says...
"Kelantan's Lojing Highlands in danger of being logged bare"
Oh that's it issit? Some people are screwing our rainforests big time. I see. Then say so la. What's with this lost frontier crap?
Without even reading past the front page I discover that the Department of the Environment flers have found that 22 companies are carrying out logging there and that only 5 of them have environmental impact assessment (EIA) approval.
So my BIG question is SO???
So you know that 17 of those companies have broken the law. So? Arrest the baargers la. Confiscate their bulldozers, their chain saws, their trucks. Throw the book at the owners/directors of the companies. Send in the troops. The army and the Police Field Force both of whom have nothing much to do since the last communist has been banned from making an appearence. Better still send the RELA flers in to do some real work other than harassing poor ignorant Bangla and Myanmarese workers trying to make a decent living to feed their families back home.
The state UMNO liaison committee chairman says that UMNO will press the state government to freeze all logging activities pending an investigation.
What???!!! Press them to get off their arses when a law has obviously been broken? Very soon we'll be blowing up more foreigners and urging authorities to "look into it".
So we have the EIA approval process and then we also need to get the state Napoleons' permission to do anything about it?
So okay you say, they are UMNO flers making the noises so maybe they have to press la just so it doesn't look like a pre-election PR stunt. But the law has been broken. So where are those flers who are charged with upholding the law?
Oh I know.
Hello! Trees only what. Got people die ah? No right?
Jom pi mimum.