Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not a dog's world in Selayang

Malaysian must look at this issue with rational mind by giving ideas and suggestion as how this problem should be solved, rather than just comments with loads of racial bigotry. All religions thought us to be kind and humane in dealing with the other creation of God. Every one of us, sure to have some form of short coming, be it as an individual, a group or even a government department. Malaysia, a young country which may take many more years to really come to term with clear understanding of the written law. Not, all Malaysian do have the clear knowledge,spirit and benefit of each purpose of the law enacted. 

Unless you train your dog....dog poop everywhere.

This is not a mock up...truth is, the law in other country is more stringent. Time for the Majlis Perbandaran to have this in public area.

Where is the civic mindedness?.....The kiasu syndrome is now around the corner. Learn to be more considerate with your fellow human being and your neighbors. Please get the knowledge on how to care for your dog and stop abusing them.
When a law is not fully understood by all, such as those who subscribe to the law and those who enforce the law, for sure there will be some form of misinterpretation.
In this contact, the authority must be able interpret the regulation clearly and how to enforce it within the perspective and the spirit of the law. Those personnel assign for the job must be well trained and must be qualified to carry out his/her duty within the parameter of the law. If the task is outsource, the responsibility will still falls within the purview of the authority concerned.
For us being a raayat, many at time we  looks at the given law only on hearsay, general understanding  and interpretation from the general masses. We normally satisfy the general requirement of the law and not the spirit so with the benefit of it. Basically we have a bare knowledge on what we love to do. Yet we claim we know all. Being cruel encompasses many  factors, not only physical, emotion, feeling, inflicting intangible stress and many more. If you love animal please pursue the knowledge in caring them properly. Claiming  that having a license or permit and that the freedom to it. Its a wrong perception! Always remember that, there are many more laws outside your parameter that may overrule your perception.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Exclusive KL Open Asylum

In spite of whatever those are human being we are talking about. These people need help, and that is part of the government’s responsibility. Rightfully responsibility to help the citizens not ill treat them because of their conditions such as been abandoned by their families or without any family, feeling undignified due whatever reason. Those with mental problem should not be there in the first place, that is not the institute for them. 

The stop treating certain people like they are animals…. they are human being like us all with either mental problems or stressed to a point where they can’t return to normal on tier own.
The government are helping the foreigners and even bringing these people into our country but what about those of us that are here suffering??? Homeless, hungry, broke???
Whether they are poor, mental, drug addicted etcetera. It’s time that our government looks into other things than just road projects. There are alot of people who need counseling, a good place to rest, and at least a meal a day
The issue of homeless people and beggars commonly known as vagrants is not often understood by the public. Some find them a nuisance and best kept away from the society. Some empathize with their plights and see nothing wrong with them being around.
The most crucial task of the ministry concern to find the best form solution with regards to vagrant and city poor

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

‘Sex park’ shocker and local council is pressure to improve service delivery.

The last thing I would like to do, is to give comments concerning local authority problems and any issues related to their function. The working environment, the atmosphere in most municipalities has changed tremendously over the years. Like it or not, it is a dilemma of a government commission department of the state. Sometime it is good to reminisce the so call good old days. Where a group of raayat elected councilors will help and play the role of Mr. Greaser, oiling the local council to ensure that, municipal staffs perform their job accordingly. Don’t misunderstood what I mean here. Frankly, they are doing  fine job even now,  to take care of our conveniences such as basic infrastructures, amenities and at time they are doing thing that most of us don’t aspect them to do. Such as public or residential recreational park, new decentralize wet market, green acres or space for us to perform our daily tai chi session and many more. At time we need to compliment them, they are good in urban planning with well-drawn draft plan for future development.

Perception differ-so with a welfare state and a capitalist...understanding bureaucracy!!and politically link capitalist monkey.

However, the disturbing pictures above do require a new level of concern from the public. These are not a confine problem face by those who reside in Shah Alam, Selayang or in KL city for that matter. Even in other states, problem will be there, and only the magnitude will differ, whether that’s facilities or amenities provided for will endanger life due to poor maintenance or due to vandalism or even misused by a handful of “less cultured” people in the community or in that particular society.
Coming back to good old days, then of course we don’t have such facilities and amenities. Local authority functions with limited resources to provide the best of service to those raayat within the municipality. I think even until today the vision statement remains the same but with constant expansion in area of responsibilities and higher expectation from the stake holder – the tax cum quit rent payer. I think most of the YDPs who are normally selected senior government servant (Yang DiPertua – and his staffs) do recognize all those shot coming. However, they are in dilemma. Not able to identify those contractors who got the contracts for the maintenance job – is a suicidal admission. But at time what choice do they have. 

Is that so?? LOL

I hope the state ‘ombudsman’s’ committee (they got new name now, I don’t know) should be transparent and act on it. So with SPRM, why no urgency!!
The dilemma faces by the local authority are with the state government commission councilors. I don’t know whether the people elected local councilors should be revived or not. I am not sure also, whether the political will is there, because if this happen, to be a political monkeys will be less enticing, why not? No fruits to pick.
To the father and family of Mohd Naquiddin, my condolence on the passing away of your son. Do whatever you want to, don’t let your son die in vain.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


One glaring factor is the lack of adult supervision after school has been linked to problem behavior, including aggression, in adolescents. Like it or not there is compelling evidence that the media is affecting youth behavior. The growing trend to the phenomenon of Internet or cyber bullying and its little wonder bullying goes beyond the classroom or school grounds.  As in most develop countries  found that cyber bullying is linked to school behavior problems and shares common predictors with verbal bullying and, to a lesser extent, physical bullying. It's also true that cyber bullying seems to peak in middle school.

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But just how clearly have we defined bullying, and what can be done about it?
What can be done to make schools safe or at least safer from physical aggression, verbal harassment and other forms of mistreatment, including cyber bullying?
Currently, I am not sure of the laws or regulations on the books that address the link between bullying and the adverse health effects of bullying. Most of us may not be aware whether we have clear legislation on defining bullying and prohibiting bullying.
How about sexual harassment to either gender at work place or public place? Is it well utilized by those victims? Or majority of Malaysian are still unaware of its existent?
In order to solve this problem before it get out of control, the need to make policy changes at all level should be a priority now. Even then, policy on its own won’t necessarily lead to better handling of any given situation. Bulling, harassment, intimidation and bullying behaviors need to be clearly defined. Laws must be clear, inclusive, and explain bullying and bullying behaviors. Supporting anti-bullying prevention programs should be a SOP for the school. Here again, I am not too sure whether educators will like it.
In addition to improved legislation and better parental supervision, media literacy programs and in- school training programs, PTA must also play their role in the true spirit of the association and not just another unit of  formality for the school.

Not all media is bad. Some do care and hate bullying others.

Regardless of how it's done, there is a general consensus that bullying and related behaviors are on the increase and will take the involvement of parents, families, schools, communities and lawmakers to make our schools and children safer from this kind of behavior. Knowing that this are all our children who will one day be the caretaker of this country.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

He didn't even say sorry - A Jinjang Joe he is!!

I  really don't know to what direction Malaysian going to be in the coming years. Whether we all may continue to care for each other like our grandparents and parents during the 60's,70's and 80's. Though with a bit of hiccup in 1969, the barometer of concern, manners, respect to the elders and upholding racial harmony stood steadfastly then.
Nowadays, Malaysian within the "Kurang Ajar" category is growing. This kind of social relationship decadent is not an isolated issue,not even skewed to specific or typical embodiment of race deficient.
I don't know, maybe the growing kiasu environment which are now taking a more defining impact in this so call "the soon to be high income nation with her new big headed citizen living the new found kiasu lifestyle".

Have space will squeeze, if not we miss..

My grandfather own this space?  So What..Kiasu maa...
Again, I don't know, really, despite the effort to create a more caring society by the government and the non-government organization. Is it going to happen? Or just a mere mocking of another new lifestyle in Malaysia today.
Here and until now, we all mourned to the passing away of Sir Ong.
This is what I have to say to my fellow Malaysian especially to those who just get to drive one. The car is symbolic in many ways, regardless of its owner's perception of it. Often it is the individual's second most valuable belonging.  Probably an important part of the owner's livelihood. Often his main access to freedom and almost invariably, a "statement of self."
The size, brand and model, shape, power, color, and value may all be used by the owner as an expression of how he sees himself and how he wants others to see him. Every time the car is used its value and meaning is to some extent controlled and obstructed by forces beyond the driver's control, and it is placed at an unknown risk to other road users even how good is your car safety or emergency features.
 It is this "egoic" aspect of driving which is perhaps more than anything else responsible for the style of driving and its unique ability to provoke emotion.Drivers are not ranked in terms of skill and ability, individuals either pass their driving test and are able to drive or fail and are not, and yet most people would agree that some full license holders are unfit to drive.
So, nobody stop you from driving what you like, anything, even if the law allows it, you may land your executive jet on the four lanes highway of PLUS.
But, one thing you need not to be so kiasu and " less cultured" or bluntly "kurang ajar". I strongly suggest the lawmakers to re-evaluate the Road and Traffic Ordinance immediately. The penalty for "kiasu driving is no more relevance in this new found kiasu society".  For negligence and reckless driving which cause death to others, guilty, minimum penalty  10 years imprisonment + fine and revoking driving license not relevant. Let them be kiasu in their own prison cell.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ah Long The Loan Sharks - The Growing Empire

As an ordinary Malaysian I wonder when all this going to stop. Look like loan sharks will stay around for long time now taking over the place of “Cheti the Shark” of yesteryear. In those days we are able to talk and even joke around with Mr. Chetiar over cups of “teh cam” at Ah Kow’s hailam coffee shop. Many at time we all have the fun of a life time, how Mr.Chetiar relating to us the problem, the procrastination and long winded excuses from those people who owed him. Mind you he did in a light jester, the real passion in being a money lender. Some with collateral and some don’t. Those who have fine and good. For those who don’t have, a bicycle will do. No intimidation, no gangster like debt collectors and of course, no fingers chopping so with red paint splashing. Only a simple comforting statement I think so then “The tree can stay, but the flowers please pay Aya”. (Please pay the interest, the principal alright - can stay) A long term earning strategy. Anyhow Mr. Chetiar is no more able to compete nowadays. The competitions are so strong nowadays where Mr. Ah Long is so aggressive with well branded marketing plan and with back up from a syndicated like Yakuza or akin of Mafia D Italio.
Okay, joke aside, the issue here is the increasing number of people with debt problems are resorting to borrowing from highly dangerous unlicensed money lenders. These ‘Loan Sharks’ initially make it seem easy to borrow the money for a short term but if the debt persists the interest required makes it both increasingly difficult to pay the debt back and makes the original problem even worse than it was at the start.
Here again, who to be blame? Those borrowers, loan sharks or the system that we all are also part of it. This is a social issue and may entail to lots of social problem to the raayat. We just cannot accept a life threatening method in collecting debt, finger chopping, kidnapping and any barbaric way of demanding. Unethical and inhuman way of collecting debt, such as keeping borrowers ATM card, bank book, IC and even pension card. What the hell is going on with the system? Why those loan sharks are so daring? Keep making headlines in the MSM without any form of concrete action or re-action from the system. Are they supposed to take care of the raayat?

I think that is being too blunt with the authority or authorities or even to the government. We cannot be putting all the blame to them. But, time has come for the government to look seriously on this issue of unlicensed money lenders and the PDRM should be more transparent and real in dealing with criminal wrong doing of those thugs employed by “Ah Long”
Money lenders must be licensed - An illegal money-lender with no license whatsoever, action must be taken before they get out of control. Ordinary Malaysian should also play their role and to those who know of any act of condoning this unlicensed money lending activity must report directly to SPRM – a well acknowledge department for corruption, where corruption is like “anai2, where big tree will be destroy if not mitigated”.
To ensure license money lender who charge extremely high rates of ‘interest’ and not following the term and condition must be penalized – revoke their license.

Those money lender found routinely using unlicensed debt collectors, employing intimidation, threatening behavior or violence to ensure the outrageously high ‘repayments’ are collected must be severely dealt with.
Since the sums of money are ‘lent’ without paperwork, victims typically have no way to keep track of repayments. Courts have heard how loan sharks left victims in absolute poverty after they collected each ‘installments’. Since it is totally illegal for them to lend money in the first place, the law says that consumers do not have to meet these repayments - but of course, loan sharks are relying on intimidation to collect their cash. Ensure those license lenders must have a black and white dealing according to term and condition by BNM.
The blatant disregard of the law where debt collectors have even taken people’s benefit books, ATM card, IC,bank books, pension book and passports to make sure their illegal demands for cash are met must be prosecuted severely-  such a Jurassic action, in this so call- soon to be high income nation.
Banks, Co-Op, and other financial institution should also shoulder some form of social responsibility, be more lenient to those who genuinely need it for a viable business venture. Especially to the ordinary small businessman, hawkers, small shop operators and others.  What we observed those lending entities are so liberal in giving loans to government servant, salaried employees and even to pensioners.
Here again I am rather confuse, economic growth  versus economic downturn which is which now, but the number of  raayat  resorting to loan sharks is reported to have increased by an alarming rate in the past 5 years. The illegal money lenders, Mr. Ah Long the loan sharks typically operate without paperwork. But while no initial credit check might seem attractive to people struggling with debts, the reality is that loan sharks do not offer simple fast loans.
Ra'ayat should never be left alone and feel under pressure to borrow from a loan shark to try to ‘manage’ existing debt problems. If the financial institution direct their problem borrowers to APKP, the government need to have an entity to take care these group of raayat. Where this entity can provide confidential advice on the safe and legal debt options settlement thus allow people to end their problem. Expert advice can protect raayat from the dangers of illegal money lenders - there are always alternative debt options.
For whatever the reason, Malaysian needs to care of each other, in good time and bad time.