Friday, June 25, 2010

To Whom It May Concern

The banner that says 'Do you wait for a by election then only you overcome the people's problem'

The section of the road is covered with some plastic sheet.


Both ends of the road are designated as no entry but those living along the road still use it non the less. What choice have they?

On a biking ride around Pasir Mas 2 days ago I was curious to find out how bad was the part section of the road along the Kelantan River bank that caved in several months ago. I have not used that road ever since the cave in since that road was made a no entry to all vehicles. This road was a favorite for those who want to escape the jam in town during a holiday.
When I came to the section I saw the above banner that reflects the feeling of those people living along that stretch of road. Yes the helplessness of it as no remedial work was done to rebuild that section of the road to make it reusable again or at least prevent further cave in when the monsoon comes again at the end of the year.
I will not dwell on the cause of the cave in. some says it was due to the extensive sand mining going on along the length of the Kelantan river while others say the substandard work on the interlocking steel piling could be the cause. For those who doesn't know, along the length of the river, interlocking steel piles were driven into the soil and the top was set in concrete to prevent erosion to the river bank during the monsoon season. Such causes are mere speculation as no such report has been made public.
The message in Bahasa Melayu was subtle and was meant for the people in authority to do something. No specific authority was mentioned be it the local authority, the State Government or the Federal Government. From the wordings I guess anyone will do as long as it gets done. It seems that a by election is the best thing to happen as immediate allocation and approval seems to be available as happened previously in the country's recent history. A case in mind is the Sibu by election whereby more than RM37 million was promised and partly disbursed. Well it maybe a different scenario here as the one in Sibu was purported to be allocated far in advance before the by election. Maybe the authorities that be has the foresight that a by election was pending.
I guess a similar allocation should be made available for this constituency be it by the State or Federal as the people along this stretch of road must have been praying for a by election to occur as soon as possible by whatever means. Short of saying that divine intervention as most welcome, a resignation by one of the two representative be it the state or the parliament will do as fine.
Thank God no life was lost in the mishap. Must we wait for lives to be lost before something is done?

7 comments:

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Hold the elected representatives to account for their campaign manifesto! The people should not be afraid of the government. The government should be afraid of its people!

Pak Zawi said...

Ee Lynn,
Correct, correct, correct. But then they must wait for a much longer time to get it done. Their problem is now!

Pak Idrus said...

Pak Zawi, I think Ee Lynn ]~Covert_Operations'78~] is right here, we must put the wakil rakyaat to work for us and not the other way around. Stop calling them YB, why must they be YB when we are the folks who elected them in the first place.

BTW we need to change the Federal government of the day for a change. It would be good for democracy and I believe it would be good too for the rakyaat.

Have a nice day.

Pak Zawi said...

Pak Idrus,
Ee Lynn is right. They must do their part or try their best.
Change the Government of the day? That seems to be the general feeling nowadays. They must be shaken up to bring them to some senses. They must realise that the power in their hands are bestowed by the Rakyat. Let us see if the feeling can become a reality.

Azmi Murad Alias said...

at the present, rakyat should deal with their feeling first instead of letting it being reactive
to whatever forms of cause. each and everyone has to choose not to accept anything that can cause
their feeling ruined....be responsible to their feelings is the utmost important....because if
rakyat still can not deal with their feelings, the change of government, however frequent, will not
solve them anyway...it is not the external but the internal....the present government exists...
due to rakyat's feeling can be bought...so the rakyat have to change first.:-)

Pak Zawi said...

Azmi,
I can sense the feeling of helplessness among the rakyat. Since the road is impassible to normal motorist, their banner is not visible to everyone. That is the reason I am highlighting this.

Anonymous said...

Hi ...kekok nak panggil Pak Zawi...I am already 63...maaf.

You look familiar...where were you before you retired - in which state? I have never been in government service...mostly in business. Could you write me via my e mail at : husseinhamid@y7mail.com -there might be things we could discuss. There is much I need to know about what is going on in Malaysia. Dah lama tak balek.

HH