(We all have this feeling once in a while, don’t we? Image source: Yahoo 360)
Last Monday, I opened the Sports Toto results and saw the winning numbers – 5, 6, 17, 20, 36 and 48. I then took out my ticket from my wallet and checked them. My numbers was 5, 6, 17, 20…but the last 2 numbers was different. Damn, I missed RM2.499 million by lousy 2 combinations. Yes, life sucks but it sounded even worst on a Monday morning with work piled up on the table.
I was in Penang last weekend – it was a business trip but I manage to squeeze some good rest and beer drinking sessions in between. The sky was clear and the business appointments went without any glitch. Unfortunately when I came back, I realised that the haze was still bad. Whilst I am sure the Fire & Rescue Department is working hard to extinguish the various bush fires, there is a serious doubt whether proper effort is made to curtail open air burning by irresponsible people. Thankfully the heavy rain in the last few days helped to clear the air but it is just a temporary relief.
We are yet to see a proper permanent solution to curb the source of haze from Malaysia and Indonesia. Until then, the air is dry, dirty and smelly and it is affecting everyone.
The circus in the political arena is still on-going on a high note with no clear solution on the deadlock in the state of Perak. The BN politicians are not happy with PR politicians whilst the PR politicians are not happy with BN politicians. In between, NGOs are not happy with both PR politicians and BN politicians. Hindraf seems to be forever not happy with anyone not looking after certain community’s affairs. All the sudden, there are talks of unity government and how PAS wanting to sleep with UMNO. BN is using this to the maximum to create enough cracks within the opposition unity.
Politicians seem to be on a perpetual break and to many of us, yet to sit down to manage the country affairs. It is a big question on who is managing the economy, the H1N1 flu pandemic, environment, education and other issues that are more pertinent to common Malaysians.
There is still wayang kulit (shadow play) when it comes empowering the enforcement agencies in this country. Although it is crystal clear on who are the wrong-doers of the PKFZ fiasco, no action is yet to be taken on then. Instead, time and resources is being wasted on setting up committees, probe task force and other delaying tactics, perhaps hoping the “intensity” of the crime mild down and can be safely swept under the carpet.
Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin said “Government is seriously pursuing investigations into the matter”. Yes, we have heard such statement many times before. The question is why keep waiting when this fiasco not something new and was publically known to all years ago.
On the other end, 700 Iranians got a mild taste of what Malaysians will usually get when they are confronted with Malaysian Police during a public protest. Couple more protests and the Iranians will treated with additional “perks” like arrests, denial of legal representation (probably because their lawyers will be arrested as well) and sent off under ISA. Interestingly we did not hear the same rough treatment when MIC and other NGOs protested in front of the Sri Lankan embassy. At least, the Iranians are protesting on something that is happening in their own country.
The weather looks gloomy indeed….