On page N31 of today's Star there is a very funny story which is headlined......
Cop's presence in hotspots reduce the index by 13.2% this year
Apparently, the big policeman said that "the presence of policemen in crime hotspots has resulted in the reduction of the national crime index by 13.2% in the first two months of this year compared to last year."
And so as a tax-paying member of the Rakyat i would like to know if that meant that previous to this policemen were not present in crime hotspots? And if these were identifiable crime hotspots why was there no police presence until now?
Wait ah....got some more funny stuff. The IGP also said that the marine operations force had excelled. I don't know la but there is an accompanying photo showing officers of the Marine Assault Team storming a beach in an exercise somewhere. Look at the photo (below). What's wrong with it? Don't know? Black uniforms against white sand! I reckon it would take an enemy sniper all of 6.1 seconds to take out all the 6 goondu's there. No? So they can't be that good to excel at anything if they can't ever cover their asses.
The Star Metro reports today that the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) has come out with a set of rules for taxis.
I am sure that most of you have noticed this new sign that our taxi's are carrying as the result of a new rule from the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board.
THIS IS A METERED TAXI HAGGLING IS PROHIBITED REQUEST FOR YOUR RECEIPT
Now as a consumer and an irregular taxi user I want to know this. Why the fuck is the CVLB telling US???!!! Just like so many government departments the CVLB seems to have gotten the equation wrong.
WE want to use metered taxis. WE don't want to haggle! It's the fucking taxi drivers who do not want to use the meters and want to charge exorbitant prices. So, go tell those fuckers!
The CVLB thinks this sticker is going to make all the difference in curing Kuala Lumpur's taxi over-charging menace. And the Star headline even says "Stickers tell users not to haggle with cabbies". It's as if WE were the cause of the problem in the first place. Oh how this rule has been used so effective the past 50 years eh?
And finally, Najib announced today that police personnel will be AUTOMATICALLY promoted. He said that personnel with the ranks of constable to corporal who will enjoy promotions based on a time-based service scheme. Which basically means that whatever the fuck you do IF you stay long enough you will go UP the scale. In the scheme a constable would be promoted to lance corporal after three years’ service and a lance corporal would be promoted to corporal after five years’ service. So what is that supposed to do? Make the police more efficient? Less prone to corruption? I don't think so. Do you?