Friday, July 31, 2009

WHO REALLY CARE!

Every time I get down to Kuala Lumpur, I can’t help but watch to my utter dismay, the rot that is infecting our society that is supposedly affluent, in trend with modernity and with numerous skyscrapers to pride of, that our city is emerging into a flawless world class city.

Sadly, the modern physical structures that we see mushroomed around the city center, the zooming of BMW’s, Mercedes and Jaguars of the rich and famous in and out of the narrow roads and alleys, the wailing of sirens escorting VVIP’s and important visiting dignitaries; all this means nothing if the city dwellers and public in general have little regard for being courteous, friendly and more importantly, having an eye for cleanliness.

I have had several nasty encounters with some unscrupulous city dwellers, taxi drivers, security guards, and even with some boisterous students who think the world around them is solely theirs, without any sense of respect and regard for an elder like me who now have little patience for noise and rudeness. It makes me look stupid to speak out at them, and it makes me look a bigger fool if I just ignored them. I think age has made me what I am.

Even the number of law enforcement officers, e.g. policemen, municipal law enforcement officers and road transport enforcement officers that are supposed to uphold and ensure some sense of traffic security around the city center seemed to play ignorant i.e. with their eyes, mouth and ears tightly sealed, at the sight of motorist blatantly beating traffic lights and speeding dangerously, and sometimes bikers riding in the opposite lane oblivious to the dangers that they are likely to pose to the public. I witness these traffic mobsters everyday, and I begin to wonder it there is any worth in having traffic law enforcement officers manning the city center.

It was only a few days ago that I witness a taxi driver at KLCC arguing with what looked liked some Arab tourists over the charges for a taxi ride. And witnessed to the argument was a well dressed security guard who just stood by and watched with amusement, the on going argument. Why this argument about the taxi rates? Are our taxis running without a meter, or was the taxi driver trying to exploit the tourist for additional money?

A ride on the LRT which is my daily routine, give me a helicopter view of the Gombak River that runs besides PWTC. And every time after a heavy down pour, the river is filled almost to the brim, not only with murky water but with a pile of rubbish and filth as well. There goes the slogan……’keep our rivers clean’. Does anyone knows where these pile of rubbish and filth comes from? Or has the authorities accepted the fact that the river can now be turned into a rubbish bin? Where are the authorities that monitors the rivers. I thought we have a department that does that. If Singapore can turn the once murky Singapore river to pristine, clear and clean river; why can’t we think of doing the same for the famous Gombak and Klang river that traverse through the city center.

I wonder who really cares for some the highlights that I have stated above. It is a pity that despite having so many organizations, authorities and agencies, no one seemed to be doing what they are actually suppose to do.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

8 comments:

FMZam said...

Who cares who really care when in real sense no one cares more than his mind could than his hand would. It's all in your mind to care like hell, but in your hand you would not dare to lift a finger to show you care. When your mind speak of care your hand votes for the wrong CAREtakers so to say!

bukitbayor said...

you're a real gentleman Sir

arman said...

Totally agree with you Dato'. All these while there are people whom are very much concern but sadly with the lowest level of `iman'. Dare not preventing with their mighty hands, dare not criticize with their word of wisdom, instead... going against it only in their hearts and minds. Typical lame excuse that most of us learned from our KAGAT ustaz. Claiming that we care when actually all we care about is our own selfishness. We dare not be the one who could make things happen. We just sit back and watch what happen.. hoping that we would understand or the least know when to `angguk-angguk or geleng-geleng' and to clap hands.

x-para said...

siapa berani tegur. They don't want to be unpopular.
Biarkan, itu bukan kerja aku & who cares.

Malaysians mentality 3rd world country.

How to change, when there is so much of politiking and rasuah at every levels.

tuahjebat said...

Everybody says he cares for everbody but nobody really cares for anybody. Everybody complains about somebody but nobody does anything for anybody.

.....and our leaders and spouses continue to live with styles and splendour, like the rich and the famous!

komando said...

KALAU LAH KERAJAAN TIDAK BERSIKAP MACAM FIRAUN KITA SELAMAT LAH!

INI LEBIH TERUK DARI FIRAUN NAK TEGUR MACAM MANA?

DEPA ANGGAP DIRI BESAR DARI TUHAN DAN RAJA SEGALA RAJA!

MAKA KITA HANYA MAMPU BANTAH DAN PROTES DI JALANAN SAHAJA.

PARLIMEN DAH TAK GUNA!

KITA HIDUP MACAM BANDUAN DAN HAMBA ABDI SEBENARNYA...

YANG ADA DUIT DAN MAMPU SEMUA DAH HIJRAH DAN TIDAK MUNGKIN KEMBALI..

MEREKA LAGI RELA JADI "THIRD CLASS CITIZEN" DI BUMI ORANG DARI JADI "PENDATANG" DI BUMI SENDIRI..!

ITU LAH HIKIKAT DAN SEBENARNYA!

WAHAI KAWAN SEMUA
DI HATI KECHIL KITA BANTAH DAN BENCI SAHAJA...PALING HALUS SEKALI YANG MAMPU DI-BUAT!

KALAU DEMO DAN PROTES KENA TANGKAP..SIAPA NAK BELA?

"SIAPA NAK BAGI ANAK DAN BINI MAKAN?"

ANAK MALAYSIA....BUKAN MELAYU TETAPI ISLAM....

FMZam said...

Najib can announce whatever steps to make himself shines, 1 Malaysia, 6 National KRA and many more, and then after announcing, his henchmen will propagate for him across this country. Does Najib ever care to make them work or he simply creates dreams and leaves them to his men to make them work? Or when all those steps made him more unpopular, he would shine himself again with more new ideals coming out of his mental floodgate?

Najib has more men behind him ready to be mobilised to propagate his ideals than to make them work! All his ideals are good only for portrayal until another PM would replace them anew.

Najib cannot even deal with so many "Little Emperors" in government departments who walk day in and day out with all Najib's ideals hanging in beautiful frames at their front office.

This country is getting critical and all the PM cares for is making new slogans!

komando said...

The H1N1 pandemic is getting more critical and hope it will eventually take one or two useless and hopeless Ministers with it better still some UMNO goons!

Denggi fever also can play its part and take out some retired ones as well.

Rid of some rubbish from this land!