Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Black business, blue business 黑色蓝色的生意
About 20 years ago, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforced a law that all heavy vehicles must install a speed detecting device with a yellow lamp affixed to the outside cabin of the vehicles. When the vehicle exceeded the speed limit (normally 80 km/hr for heavy vehicle), the yellow light would flash ....
However, this system was easily opened for abuse and alteration. Somehow it was discontinue and dropped due to the faulty system and protest from big bus and transport operators (politician owners).
Me and a friend co-owned a road tanker then and spent about RM700.00 (equivalent to RM1500 today) to install the system. Same as other thousand of vehicle owners, our money (millions of Rinngit) went down to the drain just because some bas*%@# wanted to make money by monopolising the import of such gadgets. I couldn't remember who was the Minister of Transport then but was from MCA, may be Neo Yee Pan?!
Then came Ling Liong Sik, he implemented the "Black Box" speeding device.....costing almost two thousand Ringgit per set. Many vehicles fitted but many refused ... especially big transport operators. What happened to the black box policy now? It died off during Ling's tenure. Someone again had profited from yet another fail policy...but successfully lining the pockets of some fat pig political connected businessmen and corrupted officials.
Chan Kong Choy took over the ministerial post and proposing another new device...luckily he did not stay long enough to implement it. As for Ong Tee Kiat, he spent so much energy on his own party infighting, no time to think of such thing yet.... lucky for the poeple!
A week ago, another scam called " Blue Box" policy unveiled in our corrupted country. All imported fishes must use government approved, supplied by one company only, blue boxes for better monitoring and better quality control of products. It smelled rat...and rotten fish!
Another good idea coming out from corrupted government officials to make money for themselves.
It has been uncovered that a director of Fishery Department is a director of the company which holds the monopoly of the distribution of blue boxes ...... what a rat!
I wondered many policy and decision making government officials, with their big ass sitting on the padded chairs, must be constantly thinking in their corrupted mind:
1. How to make more money for myself and cronies,
2. What new rule or policy can make more money for myself and cronies,
3. How to force the people to accept so that money can flow into pockets of mine and cronies,
4. The rule or policy that is good for me is good for the people too,
5. So more rules, more money, more benefit for the people........
May the tiger of the year eat up all the corrupted bas*&%# government officials .... justice to the people!