Raja Nong Chik and bicycle race

Syed of Outsyedthebox blog wrote an open letter to Raja Nong Chik about closed roads due to the bicycle race on Sunday. The roads involved are Jalan TAR, Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tun Perak amongst others. Honestly I didn’t go there to witness myself how ‘horrible’ the situation was, so I’m just giving my opinion as a regular person that won’t take DBKL’s side but also can’t take the business people’s side.

The bicycle race around KL centre

For people who still haven’t realize what happened or what I’m talking about, visit Syed’s blog here. Syed’s outburst happened because of the Jelajah Malaysia bicycle race that was held in the supposedly tourist-attraction spots in KL, in particular Jalan TAR, Jalan Masjid India, Jalan Tun Perak and the surroundings. And because of that the shops there lost their income as traffic couldn’t pass through. To boot, we are talking Sunday shoppers here!

Raja Nong Chik sits on his chair now for not even 2 weeks and already so many matters demanded his attention. If he could solve the problems with no trouble then he must be the lord of ministers and all other ministers should have lessons with him. I’m not trying to defend Raja Nong Chik here, but rather we shouldn’t point our finger at the wrong person.

Actually one thing has been on my mind for a long time. Sometimes we KL drivers encounter something like traffic light not functioning, potholes on city roads, and so on. As we drive we made lots of comments, complaining, sometimes we swear, mumbling about how someone should report this, bla, bla, bla. But in the end, no one reports those things and consequently things are left like that for a certain time. Then, we blame Raja Nong Chik, we blame M Saravanan and so on. We wait till our PM comes to our place for a visit so that we can complain to their faces the problems that have haunted us for a long time. Sounds familiar, right? Yeah, but that just reflects our own weaknesses and ill attitude.

If DBKL and those departments in FT have their own satellite that can monitor the detailed conditions of all places in FT (like the control center in the movie Men In Black), then I have no word to say and maybe our tax will be as much as our monthly salaries.

I’m not blindly defending Raja Nong Chik and DBKL, nor am I blaming you people out there (including me) but sometimes we see others’ wrongs but not our own. Let’s take some time and help public officials improve our life instead of blaming everyone.


~ by anaksenikl on April 28, 2009.

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