Alrighty, my previous post is more to test if people are still alive. I intentionally ruffle feathers to see if people are actually reading. And yes, they do, looking at the number of comments there.
Actually, I am quite disappointed that bloggers tend to ‘tidak apa’ unless the thing personally affects them. But the problem is… it is always too late to do something if we don’t take an active role in the beginning to prevent something. Conversion issuses? I bet people will say, “none of my problems”. Bad governance? I bet almost all the young people are going to say, “none of my business”.
But it is our problems and our business. This is especially so if you have a blog and you can influence or inform others about the situation. However, I know almost every blogger will not want to take that little trouble, to just write one small post to make the difference. Many are afraid to give their views because they know whatever they say, people from either sides are not going to like it and say something.
Like when I emailed a few bloggers to help bring awareness on the plight face by the late Gan Eng Gor’s family, there are bloggers who even have the cheek to give me all sort of excuses. These are the people who go around flaming people’s sentiments and when asked them to do something, they don’t do anything on their blog. It pissed me off big time. Zewt, you are one of them. What’s the point of you forwarding all those political sensitives issues to me when you cannot even post the plea from the Gan’s family? It is just a copy and paste. For God’s sake, the family asked for our help, open that mouth and say something. Instead, you told the Gan family they asking the wrong question!
Now, today, Jolene’s MSN me to help her to urge bloggers to ask their readers and visitors if any of them have been victims of bus accidents. You can read about the death of Nian Ning on Jolene’s post. She died in the bus accident. I am angry with Ministry of Transport. Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy, I heard so much bullshit about improving the system . And yet, another murderous bus driver with 13 summonses for driving offences are allowed to cause more tragedies. It is disgusting how the JPJ and the Ministry of Transport cannot even set some rules for bus companies to toe the line. What the hell are our Government doing there? Is it so hard to just make sure that these bus companies employ better drivers? The negligence of our Government has caused the death of these young people and all those victims of the previous bus accidents.
Now, the family of the Nian Ning is contemplating suing the bus company and I would say, sue the Ministry of Transport too for failing to ensure public safety by giving licences to operate bus companies.
Therefore, bloggers, please lah, do something about this. I don’t know what you can do but don’t just keep quiet all the time when you feel the issue doesn’t involve you. Don’t let Nian Ning dies in vain. (Nian Ning’s on Facebook) Let it propel her family, friends and those who know her to be the agent of change. We have all been too lackadaisical to issues happening around us. If we have a blog, make use of it to spread some awareness.
So, please share Nian Niang’s parents’ plea to call for more survivors or family of victims of bus accidents to come together to tell the bus companies we have enough. The greedy bus companies, the failure of the JPJ to ensure licences are given only to qualified companies and Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy who gave us empty promises must all be held accountable for the deaths of so many innocent people. Please find the contact number from Jolene’s blog. She has the telephone number and email contact.
19 thoughts on “Do something, get involve (sue the Ministry too, if we have to)”
thank you for doing this Lilian. 🙂 it’s very kind of you.
Unless something happens to the Minister himself, this issue will be blown away like it had never happened within a matter of weeks.
This post is much better than the one about a beautiful religion. I am glad.
ken – I am not sure what you mean but who are you to rate which post is better than another? Get lost, I don’t need my readers to rate anything.
alexallied – Malaysians lor, we tidak apa, they sampai lupa. And it goes on and on and on.
Jayelle – I went to Nian Ning’s Facebook and only read a posts and this is the best I can do. She is such a wonderful person and I won’t dare to go deeper, too emo for me.
Lady, I am nobody. Your door(blog) was open so I came in. You need not be rude like that OKU on his throne.
By the way, I like your blog.
5xmom says…..Don’t insult all the Orang Kurang Upaya on my blog, ok? Is the green sign above not big enough for you?
Some people out there is not doing their job.
Some people out there is using religion for personal gain.
Mixing religion and politics is a dangerous act.
Religion was meant for personal belief
But when enforced
It divides and breaks our society
Public transport is a mean of safe mass travel
Opening oppurtunity for all near and far
Riding on Malaysia public transport
Is liken to dicing with life and death
My heart felt condolences to both
late Gan Eng Gor’s family
and Nian Ning’s family
I take public transport all the time and although have not faced life threathening situations, I must say the ministry is not doing enough. Some of the drivers do drive recklessly. Slamming on brakes unnecessarily, start moving when the passengers are half way getting off or on, etc. Where do they get this drivers? They are exactly like the mini bus drivers we had a decade ago.
hmmmm…. i didnt say i am not going to blog about it. you should know by now that my style is always to zewtinise the issue and i am still thinking of a manner to do it. i dont like cut and paste.
as for asking the wrong question, i was merely telling the it is better to focus on how to get the body back than asking why the body was taken away.
The current government is applying the ‘We forgot’ tactics. All those tragedies are ‘hangat’ while its hot, later they all tend to forget.
The Transport Sinister said laws will be enforced, drivers will be screened during the previous fatal bus accidents. I guess he is too busy doing other things. PM is like a wall. Not solid like a wall. What do you get when you talk to a wall? Nothing, no action, no reply.
As a rep for the rakyat, just do it lah. No need to inform the press when they visit tragedy places like flood, missing children, accident sites, etc and get front page spread for being there.
When things are actually done for the good of the rakyat, no need front page news. We, the rakyat knows, no need to tell us.
Elections are coming. You will start to see those reps going to markets, old folks homes, orphanages, rebuild kampongs, clean your longkang, gotong royong and all those craps. Things they didnt do when the were in office.
The government tends to also forget its the rakyat who elects them. Show us some respect. YOU are working for us lah.
i will post it..tomorrow..i’m not procrastinating..today’s my dad’s 7th death anniversary, i just wana leave the post as that
i hate the public transport system here in malaysia! buses and cabs stop and go whenever and WHEREVER they want. they think they’re king of the road. they cut in infront of you whenever they want. they speed. they step on their breaks infront of you (because it’s not their vehicle, and if u crash onto them, they don’t have to pay, better yet, they get a day off!)
buses speed on the fast lane on highways, just look at the news. we see endless news about buses killing others, and yet nothing is done. and those are the ones that appeared in the news! what about those that were covered up!?
gawd i really need to post this up. blood’s boiling already..today is such a bad day
Once I boarded a bus with a reckless driver.. a lot of passengers jumped out lol xD I filed a complaint to Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board but no reply..
Btw I’ve written a blog post about the late Gan Eng Gor and family.. I’ve added my own touch also! Check it out by clicking on my link ^^
She has so much to do yet so little time. Life is short! So quickly make money now before regretting
Thanks to all the people who spread the news. They have a blog dedicated to it now. I hope something is done soon.
could this happen???
i wouldnt bet against it…
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong Declared a Muslim, Children ‘Disinherited’
This is a very good blog – good in a sense that you guys are doing something awareness for society. Keep it up, my salute !!
My sympathy to all the victims of bus accidents. This should not happen if those responsible people and the authorities, jpj and the transport ministry are more responsible, tangung jawap !!
Go ahead, sue the govt, the bus company,JPJ, transport minister etc
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