Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Banjir Malaysia (Malaysian Flood)


First of all, I'm apologizing for the use of English because I can't write this in Bahasa Melayu or I will sound like your Bahasa Melayu teacher in school. I've already mentioned previously that I will not use English anymore in this blog but I really can't commit to that promise. It is better to express my mind in English because if I'm using formal Bahasa Melayu it feels like I'm writing a newspaper article and if I'm using the 'rojak' language as in my daily conversation I will still use some English words or sentences.

OK here's what came to my mind just now. I believe that the Prime Minister of Malaysia (no matter who that person is) should take actions to prevent big flood from happening again. Using the tax payers' money to prevent such damage to occur to them is much better than paying compensation or victim charity donation which are not productive at all. Big flood cause a lot of damage to agriculture, housing, transportation, and fishery. Those are worth millions of tax. Another significant fact is that most of those affected by floods are those who are in the average or lower income group. They earn just enough for their living and now they have to spend more to cover the damages by the flood. I am also believed that there are no insurance company that will cover your house or vehicles from damages caused by flood. Takaful have plans for fire, and typhoon damages for every type of housing but I'm not sure if they also cover flood damages.

Prevention is always better than curing and the steps are very simple. Ask the Minister of Works to set up a team to eliminate the problem. We have Public Works Department, Board of Engineers, and universities that can be utilised to find the BEST and COST EFFECTIVE solution. There are thousands of fresh engineering graduates finished their study every year so there are no excuse for no manpower for the job. The most effective way is to call the JPA sponsored graduates to work than letting them run away with their free education. We have so many universities and each of them have hundreds of scholars including Dr.s and Prof.s and don't say that they are all busy with their research that nobody will care to prevent flood from ruining their life. There are already too many brains available to find a solution to a problem so there should be no more excuse.

Then why there are still no actions? Is it politics? Everytime it involves a minister it will always about politics. This party want to do this but this party is against it because the most important thing in the mind of the politicians are the votes from public. From my point of view, the political parties (all of them) will try to find the BEST and COST EFFECTIVE way to gain public votes without having to spend more on satisfying them.

4 attacks:

Lifesaver November 12, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

rasanya bila en duan writing in English pon sounds like writing article English juga ;)

abe jali November 12, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

betul betul betul!
ko masuk peraduan menulis esei tentang flood ke duan?
ehek

Ridhuan November 15, 2009 at 1:58 AM  

ok la tu aku tulis english.. kalo bm nnt js ayat skema lak..
guess what.. kalo y'all baca paper kemarin.. TPM da sebut nk wat team utk handle banjir kt Kedah.. kt negeri lain tatau la.. depa baca blog aku kot haha..

Geogy November 23, 2009 at 11:05 AM  

Bro... I think it's about politcs... Some of the politicians would just do things slowly and slowly...they would give sweets to the public one by one just to earn more votes from them...they would promise this and that before the election, but at the end of the day when they were chosen by the people then there would be lots of excuses given to the people...don't you think so?

Ok... that's only my personal view on this issue... means no harm ya... :D

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