Decisions and changes

The Klang Bus station issue has illustrated a few points well.

I do not know much about Klang, and do not want to say which side is right or wrong.

The point is, firstly, it illustrated a point that it is often easy to criticise, but when the table is turned and one is now running the government, perspective may be different from the other side of the table.

Secondly, any decision will bound to make some people happy and some unhappy. Decision making will result in changes; changes will affect people.

For those who are affected, the decision will be deemed bad. For those who may benefit from the change, the decision will be deemed good.

It is really how a person looks at things as well as which side of the table he is viewing things from that result in difference of opinion. And difference of opinion among people of strong characters will lead to open feud… like what is happening in this case.

I hope everything can be sorted out amicably . The most important thing is of course the interest of the people.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meng
    Jan 03, 2009 @ 18:47:32

    The problem is just similar to KLIA when Subang airport is close by.

    The present Klang bus station is situated in the middle of the town where there is easy access to all, esp the middle and lower income earners to get to work.

    The plan is shifting the Bus Stand to a new township in Meru which is approx 10km away for both outstation and local users.

    Imagine the problem for those situated AROUND Klang going to work in Port Klang, Banting area, Batu Tiga, PJ, Shah Alam etc which provides the bulk of the work for the ppl. They have to travel to the new bus stand ie travel up with extra cost and than pay again to travel down passing Klang Town itself. Don’t you think it is ridiculous. It is alright for those going outstation but not for the local work force. It also means getting up an hour earlier!!

    Another problem is.. there is the no bus to take them to the new station which is called Klang Sentral If I am not wrong.

    Presently Meru is just like Prai 30 years ago but new housing estates are coming up fast. Planning for the future is good for the new dwellers there but what about those as mentioned above.

    The solution is to maintain the present Bus Stand or shift it to a closeby area so as not to cause extra hardship.

    But then again could there be a hidden agenda in the monopoly of taxis just like KLIA???? given to cronies.

    Another big problem the road to Meru is jammed most of the time. It is the road leading to Kuala Selangor and up north to Ipoh a short cut without passing through KL.


  2. klm
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 12:09:49

    This Klang Sentral again demonstrated what is wrong with Malaysia.

    This is no different from he KLIA LCCT problem. This is no different from Johore CIQ poblem. This is no different with all traffic jam after building highways through developed area.

    This is caused by catering to special interests, politicians and fat cats. It is caused by lack of thorough planning and insufficient due care of the public affected.

    Most of these projects are never fully completed in the sense that interconnections with other systems be it bus, taxi, or even access roads are never proper executed. All these projects leave a sense of lack of completeness usually expressed as poor or bad experiences after using the facilities.


  3. klm
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 12:19:15

    I love to pick on Gerakan as a political topic. And I have one on its website.

    I wonder why there is still prominence on Lim Keng Yaik as the party advisor in its official websit . Why is the newly elected president so invisible?

    Can I sumise that it is really Lim Keng Yaik is in control? Can I surmise that Koh Tsu Koon is just a proxy?

    Just wondering!


  4. A true Malaysian
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 12:58:39

    UMNO has to change. There is no doubt about this. Everyone of us knows except UMNO.

    The antics of UMNO after 308 tsunami shown that UUMNO will not change and they ‘can be changed’ by our precious ‘one vote’ in our hand.

    Just look at the tactics they are using in this coming KT ‘bye-bye’ election. The same old stories of Chinese education, Hudud Law, disharmony within PR are being playing up by MSM to fish for Chinese votes. But, are the KT Chinese so silly for UMNO and its gang to fish? I don’t think so.

    PP by-election, KT bye-bye election and the next GE are all about ‘Competency, Accountability and Transparency’. They are not about race issues anymore.

    It is too late for UMNO to change, even if they have the will now. UMNO must seriously look into Altantuya, corruption, incompetency of police force, its own election mechanism, decline in education standard, the list goes on, you guys can sambung from here.

    Forget about MCA, MIC and Gerakan, they are all dead. They are just like walking corpses. We put much hope on Ong Tee Keat, but that fellow failed us.

    Obituary for them is unnecessary. Malaysians just want them to be part of our darkest history and look ahead for brighter future.

    KT voters, you are not just voting for yourselves, but for the people of Malaysia.


  5. omo
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 15:56:35

    The matter started with BN who allow the developer to build the station and those shops will be charged with high rents. How much profit the developer and MBK made are question marks.

    The shift to new location is necessary but the is there excess profit and why MBK did not fill the missing link – ie shuttle buses from old to new station?


  6. klm
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 16:21:45

    The Klang Sentral problem is the making of MBK and the BN government. It is unfortunate that the PR state govt has to pick up the ball.

    Why the developer did not fill in the missing link?

    why did the developer not fill in the gaps in all the other projects?

    It cost extra. Too much money had to be paid off to many parties. Not enough money to complete the job.

    It is a dirty world out there. In the end, the people suffer.


  7. Meng
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 17:41:27

    Latest …I just heard today the bus companies refused to move to the new complex. They are parking the buses along the road closeby to the old market place infront of Cold Storage building. Rental too high.

    I was also told the old market has been relocated to meru sometime back, but thats not all. The land on which the old market was situated was sold to a Singaporean company for 25 million. Well this was during Toyol and the late strongman Zakaria’ time. Money money man all in the name of development.


  8. Meng
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 18:13:34

    “”They are just like walking corpses.”‘ esp MCA.

    I was told by a Puchong resident how MCA tried to cheat the chinese of the land titles in Puchong village kpg bersatu batu tiga belas. These chinese applied for the land titles many years back of course with the assisstance of MCA. But after a long duration no news and when they approached MCA , the excuse was it takes a long time to process them. But when Pakatan came to power, the chinese complained to Teresa Kok. Teresa approached the land office and was told get them the chinese to come and sign the form. This she did and the titles were given out.

    See the scheme. MCA was trying to buy more time and delay and hopefully the villages would forget about it. They would then secretly go and change the names in the form to their cronies name and sign for the titles.

    Don’t ever hope the chinese in Puchong would support MCA again. Bloody Cheaters and Swindlers.


  9. Monk
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 21:59:12

    When the previous administration of the state “sucks” up to the developer to build a new bus terminal so as to serve (or promote sales) a “poor selling” new housing estate, it speaks volumes that cronyism was at play.

    The new bus terminal not only inconvenient some 100,000 commuters per day coming from various parts of the country, including disabled people, but also involve some 260 buses being forced to travel into the inner part of the town.

    The cause of the daily jam is due to the on-going highway-bridge project and also partly due to the bottle-neck incompetently managed by the so-called traffic management. Try leaving the inner Klang town and you will weaving around a jig-saw puzzle in a one-way nightmare. Blaming the old bus station for the traffic jam is like blaming the ground is hard when one cannot empty one’s bowels.

    The “fiasco” in Klang meets more than the eye. There is much more than the mainstream newspaper reported. The bottomline is that “what cronyism” can affect thousands of peoples’ lives, making or causing misery just because somebody wanted to make millions.

    The Klang traffic jam is a joke in a small town. A visiting Taiwanese once lamented saying that in Taiwan, traffic jam only happens twice a day. Once before work starts (morning) and another occasion, when office is over (evening/night).

    The Malaysian jumps up and say, I live in a town (Klang) where there is only “ONE” time traffic jam. Well, the one time jam happens between work starts (in the morning) UNTIL office is over!!



  10. klm
    Jan 04, 2009 @ 22:31:46

    See what I mean by Malaysian style. Every project is incomplete.

    Here is new info to the JB CIQ – from NST.

    The original plan of the RM1.3 billion Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, which is the integrated Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex here, includes a stretch of road to the city centre.

    Johor Baharu Member of Parliment Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad who disclosed this, said the road, however, had yet to be built or could have been scrapped.

    “According to the original plan, a road would be built from the CIQ complex for motorists to enter the city centre.

    “But the planned road would pass through someone’s land and the resident refused to give up the land for acquisition by the government to build the road,” he said.

    How to be a developed nation.


  11. Dr Hsu
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 10:40:27

    Cronysim and nepotism are part and parcel of corruption, taking in the broader sense of that word.

    When cronies are involved, people’s interest are forgotten and ordinary folks are the one to suffer.

    So much of wastages and money flowing to privste pockets and yet the rakyat has to suffered.

    The power that be has forgotten that even though main stream does not give the real picture behind all this. people will know from alternative sources.How to win the haert of the people when BN is doing all these nonsense? No matter how much BN component parties are trying to do to win the heart of the people, this sort of things will put people off and will result in people rejecting Bn the next time.


  12. Monk
    Jan 05, 2009 @ 19:09:15

    Dr Hsu,

    You hit the nail on the BN head. That’s the reason, the 2nd political tsunami must happen to sweep BN off the Federal Level.

    It must happen…and making it happen!!



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