Well, at least I can now die here as a citizen.
Ribuan terima kasih, YB.
On page N2 of The Star today there is a story that headlines "A worthwhile wait". It is the story of a Fujian-born man who waited 42 years to get his Malaysian citizenship approved. While we are all very happy for Mr. Cheng who can finally raise his index finger and join other members of the Rakyat and yell 1Malaysia! I am wondering why we continuously choose to celebrate what is a glaringly obvious FLAW in the system. Or worse totally inefficiency on the part of that department in the civil service. Or worse a blatant election campaign sideshow! 42 year wait for an application for citizenship (for anything for that matter) to be approved? Why? Chin Peng didn't have to wait 42 years to be told that his application to come home is rejected. So what was the problem with Mr. Cheng's application? So don't be so happy la Malaysia. It's not a cause for celebration. It is a cause for us to re-think what kind of totally inefficient people we have. No?
In another story, the Home Ministry's Deputy Director-General proudly announced that his ministry had scored a 100% success rate in meeting its Key Performance Index (KPI) target. Wah! So good ah? How did this YB arrive at this? He said that in 2009 there was a backlog of 62,604 citizenship applications received since 1997. All the applications, he said, have been approved although not all were successful. Okay. Well and good that you got them all out of the box. But as a member of the tax-paying Rakyat my question is why it took you so long? I am not saying that it is a easy task but I would rather you explain that than trumpet something which is, to my mind, a 100% KPI fuck-up. Thank you, YB.
I don't know about you but when I first read that air-bags were going to become standard issue in Malaysian assembled cars from next year the first thought that crossed my mind was "Eh? I wonder which YB's cousin/son-in-law/relative had cornered the market for air-bag installations in Malaysia?" Come on, admit it. You thought that too, didn't you? But to add insult to injury I read in The Star today that Transport Minister, Kong Cho Ha had announced that the additional cost to the Malaysian car buyers would be minimal. He said, "It will cost buyers a bit extra but they must bear in mind that their safety and lives are priceless." Oh really ah, YB? If you are so bloody concerned about your fellow citizen's safety and their lives why don't you......
1. Design better, safer roads and highways.
2. Enforce traffic laws strictly.
3. Make sure Puspakom does a better job inspecting road-worthiness of vehicles.
4. Make sure that the thousands of driving licences approved annually are to competent drivers.
Cost to Malaysian car-buyers will be 'minimal'? Please don't try to be funny lah, YB. You're not among those earning 'survivable', high income salaries of RM3,000 per month okay. You make me really damn 'too lan' lah. Tokkok only.