I tell you ah...these days the news is far funnier than any comic book la. Okay, okay...so the MRR2 has cracked again. And there are all the usual knee jerk reactions la which of course lend themselves to hilarious pronouncements by 'the authorities' lor.
This morning in the NST, which I get free staying in this crummy hotel in Penang, had a rib-tickling front page.......
FLYOVER FIASCO: ACA GETS CRACKING
Hahahaha...isn't it good to see that agency get 'cracking' once in a while? Wait, there's more...
- Anti-Corruption Agency will reopen files on previous allegations of corruption.
- Contractors involved in building RM238.8 million highway will be queried.
- Datuk Seri S. Samy Velu, the former works minister, says he will only answer questions about the MRR2 if there is an inquiry.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Director-General of Public Works, Mohd. Husin said that the MRR2 task force would study the incident closely. An MRR2 task force? Studying the incident closely? What the fuck is that going to prove? I am sure that they also had a "task force" studying the last time(s) the highway cracked up. Fat lot of good that did!
"...our engineering forensic experts will investigate the cause of the cracks". Oh ya? What happened to all the other forensic investigations all the other times?
But of course he also added that the cost of repairs would not be a problem as it would be bourne by the contractors...
So, if during the investigations by all these experts the highway collapses who is going to bear the cost of lives lost? Act of God doesn't hold anymore that guys is now 'an ordinary person'. And for the new minister Act of Contractors doesn't really sound as good. So how?