WHAT THE !!!!
Today's Star reported that the high-deck bus that crashed in Cameron Highlands and killed 27 people was illegally modified to carry more passengers. The bus was originally designed to carry 19 but was modified to accommodate 40 passengers!!! The story says that the bus had a permit for only 19 passengers. Now, if I am not mistaken there was an earlier story that said that Puspakom had inspected and approved the bus about a month ago. I think it is the duty and responsibility of Puspakom to come out and tell us and the families of the victims what happened at that inspection. Did they inspect and approve a 19-seater or 40-seater bus? The story even goes further to say that the crashed bus had been inspected by Puspakom regularly since the bus was registered in 2007. So what happened Puspakom?
Since 2003 there have been 122 people killed in bus accidents in Malaysia. And the reaction from the government is always the same. First express great shock and horror. Then point some fingers and look for scapegoats - badly maintained buses, poorly-skilled drivers etc. That will be followed by announcements of some study or other to be conducted by "independent panel of experts". This latest tragedy is no different. There will be another study. Okay. Fine. But first can we all know the results of all the other studies and what actions have been taken since? Please. Oh yes, and of course Chua Soi Lek has come out with a "holistic" approach to something or other. What the fuck that means I don't know. Do you? And Chua also suggested that buses install seat belts. Ho-hum, Chua Soi Lek. That's old hat. Some other YB made that noise long before you. But you won't be the last one lah.
And in Selangor, Ronnie Liu has come out with the big announcement that using the 1Malaysia logo on advertisements in the state is NOT allowed. That's great Ronnie. But why only now? 1Malaysia was announced by Najib months ago and has been used to further the Barisan Nasional/Umno spin all over the country. Now suddenly banned in Selangor. That's a bit slow isn't it? I know, I know. There's just been way too much on your plate. Do I want to understand and sympathise? No.
One parting thought. Is 1Malaysia a Najib original? Motor-mouth, Nazri has released 2 letters that are supposed to prove that it is. One from APCO denying that it was ever involved in the creation of the concept and the other a sworn statement by a political consultant who claimed credit for the One Israel concept. As a Malaysian citizen I really don't give a fuck! Why is that so important? It doesn't matter to me who created it. It is still CRAP! Anyway, if a doubt has been cast about the involvement of APCO in Umno/BN spin doctoring do you think we're going to believe you just because you produced 2 letters from the same fuckers? Hiyoh!
This just received from a Niamah!!! visitor. I thought I might post it here in case some of you don't go to read the comments. Read it. Raises some interesting questions.