Then some people were very happy when DPM, Najib announced that he was 'mulling' over the introduction of hillside laws similiar to those in Hong Kong. Good!!! Right? I mean Hong Kong has loads of hillside developments and their safety record is almost impeccable. Right? Wrong. Why?
Because in Hong Kong..."it was not the government but the home owners in Kowloon, a hilly area in Hong Kong who have to 'spend millions' of their own funds to monitor, maintain and manage the slopes, roads and drains on their private properties."
So all they're mulling over there in the DPM's office is how to pass the buck and the bill to you and me. But I hope somebody remembers that in Hong Kong it is the government who initially makes sure that developers build according to the proper safety standards set before selling the properties to people who want homes "with a good view" as our PM says. Sure, after purchasing it with full knowledge of the law then we will gladly take responsibility. Can we achieve this in Malaysia? I doubt it. And what is the government mulling over to do about all of us schmucks who bought our hillside properties before all this? Too bad la, what to do? Issit?
And then as if to kick us in the balls while we are still reeling from our losses the Deputy Prime Minister warns, 'The government hopes that people will not have short-term memories. Many just want to get profits and put aside safety and environmental concerns."
Well if the DPM doesn't have the shortest fucking memory!!! Did he forget that the government did jack-shit after 48 people died in Highland Towers? This fucker even had the cheek to tell us, "We will have to discuss it as we do not want this to not happen again as there is cynicism that statements by leaders will not be heeded by local authorities."
Do not want this to not happen again??? Statements by leaders not heeded by local authorities??? What the fuck does that mean? That you can't control and manage your own circus?
And one last kick in the balls...'A mechanism must be put in place to prevent high-risk projects,' he concluded. Ya! Close the stable doors AFTER the horses have bolted. I hope he remembers to close the submarine hatches before they dive.
And now for something completely different....
Prime Minister, Badawi has recently been thumping his chest and mouthing off about 'reforms'. And he tabled Bills in Parliament yesterday in the process. Two of those Bills were to set up new bodies to oversee judicial appointments and fight corruption. Great! Right?
Okay, The Anti-Corruption Commission will replace the Anti-Corruption Agency, which has been criticised as being toothless. But the Anti-Corruption Commission will still need the Attorney-General's consent required for prosecutions. And who does the Attorney-General report to? The Prime Minister, of course! Eh? Aiyoh! Same thing isnit? You think that is comical? Listen to this...
The Bill on the Judicial Appointments Commission proposes setting up a nine-man panel to make recommendations for appointments of judges to the High Court and above.Under the current system, the sole prerogative lies with the PM on the recommendation of the Chief Justice. But here is the joke...the commission, which will include four “eminent persons”, will recommend names but the PM has the final say. So no diff lor. Wait...there is more stupidity coming. The Prime Minister also said that it would not pose a problem as the PM would not carelessly disregard the commission's recommendations.
Okay, now we can add NAIVE to the list of adjectives to describe this poor man.