On page N18 of The Star today, the deputy minister of education was quoted as saying that parents who want their children to enjoy 5-star toilet facilities in their schools must be prepared to pay. Be afraid, be very afraid......this guys is the deputy minister of EDUCATION! But he is just perpetuating our typical Bolehland approach to doing anything these days which seems to be Don't address the inherent problem. Just spend money to buy stuff.
Since we are speaking of toilets in Malaysia, my wife just told me this horrifying story. She and the kids were in one of the KLCC toilets recently and witnessed its cleaning procedure. The cleaner came in with a mop and bucket. She proceeds to one of the toilet stalls and ....... wait for it ....... dunks the mop into the toilet bowl, flushes the toilet and rinses her mop in it! Then she proceeds to mop the toilet floor and repeats the process. And this is the KLCC, folks. Welcome to our capital city.
I once witnessed a toilet cleaner using the same mop to mop the toilet floor and then without even rinsing it in the toilet bowl or bucket uses the same mop to 'clean' the wash basins and table tops!
So you think behaviour and attitudes like these can be solved with money and more equipment?
Oh before I forget, here is today's MSM mystery. Why would anybody propose a theme park for an international airport?
Well, in all their infinite wisdom Malaysia Airports Bhd. are proposing just that. Its managing director has announced that 10,000 ha. of land around the KLIA is to be developed. The development will include a recreation park, business centres, offices and a theme park. I think that being the managing director of Malaysia Airports he should concentrate on making KLIA a better airport and making sure that it is used to its full capacity. Instead he's going to put his resources behind some pussy footing attempts at building something out in the middle of nowhere and expecting people to want to go there to have a good time at the theme park? Hello? Priorities la, priorities. Okay la so I know that there's a lot of money to be made by launching a project like that, right? Clearing forests, building infrastructure, approving stuff, appointing contractors, handing out contracts and the list goes on. It might be interesting to find out who the owners are of those 10,000 ha. of land which I guess otherwise would be just...land. Well, I guess the bright side is that KLIA will be in the record books as the first airport that has a theme park attached.