Monday, April 27, 2009
Oh you all live like this one issit?
Yesterday's Sunday Times carried a story about Najib's latest PR stunt. Another walkabout in the city. Okay, nothing wrong with that as we ordinary Malaysians have discovered with Abdullah Badawi's stroll through Immigration which resulted in super-efficient passport renewals. But then some dumb arse has to open his mouth and tokkok.
This time it is the turn of the new Federal Territories Minister, Raja Nong Chik (what a name!) I wonder what possessed him to say, "Through the walkabout and by boarding the LRT with the people, he (Najib) experienced first-hand what they have to go through daily, like jams and other difficulties, in conjested areas."
I don't know about you but for me all that statement achieved was to confirm in my mind how dislocated and out of touch with reality the Prime Minister of my country is. And surely that is not a good sign, is it? Scary. I mean, he needed a walkabout in the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area to know that KL is a congested city that experiences massive traffic jams on a regular basis? He doesn't know that for a capital city of a country boasting that it will attain developed status in 11 years time its public transport system is a joke? And to add salt to our wounds the PM announced that he "...has instructed the Federal Territories Ministry and other relevant ministries to ensure the facilities are improved for the benefit of the public." Now really, Najib! How many times have we heard this crap line and from how many YAB's before you? From previous experience we all know it's hogwash and I am sure you know it too. Saying stuff like that almost always means that the person saying it (in this case, you) doesn't know what the hell to do but thought that it sounded good to say to a crowd of people. Actually, people who say these sort of things also most times do not even know where they are. "Oh you mean that was Jalan TAR ah? Aiyoh!" You get my drift? So please la, Najib. You're my new Prime Minister. You're the one promising to build 1Malaysia. But can you get real first before you tell us anything? Quite tiring listening otherwise.