Been very busy with hosting a group of Korean and Taiwanese students in our two-week Japanese Language and Culture Program.
Just sent off the last student today... so, can lay back and enjoy some good ole bolehland comedy... something that I am undoubtedly addicted to...
And, woaaaahh... what comedy can be more 'timely' and interesting than the one found in 'Billions wasted'... (see below)
Only that, why is our man telling the goondoo-rakyat what they have known and have been tolerating since the Malaysian clock began to tick?
And more hilarious is the 'immediate response' aka bodek-talk by our man snoring in the JKR barracks...
Says he...'the ministry was prepared to engage itself in a different format to upgrade roads and public amenities'
Hmmm... 'engage itself'??
Does he mean, 'play with himself'?
I think in some societies, they call this 'playing with Mrs. Palmer'...
Why engage itself when it should be engaging the users, the rakyat?
And another jewel to scratch our ding-dongs over...
'I request that all MPs write to me directly and their complaints will be forwarded to a separate department within JKR so that they will be attended to immediately'
Huh? All MPs?
And 'complaints forwarded to a separate department within JKR'?
Is this what they call beating around the bush?
If so, it would be really entertaining to have a really disturbed, furious snake shoot out from the bush, poisonous fangs showing, and heading for the JKR man's ding-dongs...
The Star, 20 Feb 2006
BY JACK WONG
KUCHING: Billions of ringgit have been wasted in repairing public buildings and amenities due to Malaysia’s poor maintenance culture, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
The money, he said, could have been better used to provide new amenities for the people.
“Due to poor maintenance of buildings and amenities, we have to allocate big sums of money for repairs. This is a loss,” he said.
PM: Due to poor maintenance of buildings and amenities, we have to allocate big sums of money for repairs. He told MPs and assemblymen to report defects in such facilities, like suraus, schools and community halls, when they visit their constituencies.
If minor defects were spotted early and rectified, they would not develop into big problems and cost more money when the services of contractors had to be engaged, he said.
“A stitch in time saves nine,” he said at the closing ceremony of the Backbenchers Club annual retreat at SM Agama Sheikh Haji Othman Abdul Wabah in Matang near here yesterday.
He also suggested that schools assign teachers to take charge of the management and maintenance of buildings and other facilities, adding that owners of other public buildings and amenities should also do the same.
Serious attention, he said, should also be given to maintaining school computers and other equipment.
Speaking to reporters later, Abdullah said while there were weaknesses in the management and maintenance of public facilities, users should also be blamed for not taking care of them.
He cited examples like damaged public telephones, dirty and malfunctioning public toilets.
In an immediate response, Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, welcomed Abdullah’s remarks, saying that the ministry was prepared to engage itself in a different format to upgrade roads and public amenities, reports A. LETCHUMANAN.
“I request that all MPs write to me directly and their complaints will be forwarded to a separate department within JKR so that they will be attended to immediately,” he said.