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MCA Project CARI

Last Sunday, I braved the winding roads to Paya Terubong and got myself awfully lost in the maze of pigeon holes call apartments, flats and low cost flats to find Block 9/11 Taman Terubong Jaya. I couldn’t find it on Google map. There are no road directions. So, I asked guard after guard where it is. Finally, found one after the fourth try. I was driving alone so it was doubly difficult as the roads are all so narrow and there is hardly place to stop.

I was absolutely sure that I brought my homemade media tag but I had the embarrassment of misplacing it (or lost it cos until now, I still can’t find it). I couldn’t prove myself who I am to the rukun tetangga chap who is the organiser. They asked me if I am a ‘ki chia’ (reporter) and I told them, ‘citizen journalist’ which sounds greek to them. So, I said, ‘internet ki chia’ (internet reporter). Lucky that I took the trouble to wear decently though my make-up was running due to the heat of the community hall, the long walk to find the right block of flats and the entrance in the mazes of pigeon holes.

However, the first time, I went to block 7 and they were having some residents meeting and they have no idea where is the community hall (in block 11). Can you figure? I said, “Wa lai mah wah eh event, chit peng si boh?”

Lucky, I have imprinted in my mind who will be the top organiser there so I quickly gave a sweeeet smile to Mr. Koh like he is expecting me (so that the rest of the over eager chao ah bengs won’t shoo me away as Mr. Koh was sitting at the VIP table) I know who is Dato’ Koay cos my ex-boss knew him. After I kautim my tripod, arranged my camera and etc, I started filming.

(yes, I am aware of the grammar error but I am too lazy to amend, ok?)

You know what? It is kind of freaky because here we are….the #1 fan of LGE, gate crashing an event by MCA. I went because I want both sides of the stories. Too bad the place was sooooo noisy and my wireless mike drowned out my own voice during the interview.

However, I explained to Dato’ Koay that I had been around the poor people in Georgetown, I had been to LGE press conference on zero hardcore poverty declaration and I am only doing this because I feel it as my social responsibility to be aware of the kind of financial aid available for the poor. Thank God, Dato’ Koay is rather nice and accommodating.

Then again, do you think I merely go because of gathering information? Noo….I went because I could get MCA to comment on Gerakan’s remarks that DAP and MCA are fighting over the poor, trying to outdo each other. I told Dato’ Koay it is a good, because it benefits the poor and I am supporting both sides. Give more, more, more….I printed the blog post by Gerakan and oh boy…Dato’ Koay was awfully pissed reading it. Muahahahar…now I get them into triangle love for the poor. Clever eh?

Of course, there are the juicy parts of ‘bend a bit’ but it is not so professional to report that.




7 Responses to “MCA Project CARI”

  1. gettin better oh… soon, it’s all video blogs fr u.
    aya, siapa cares if they all fight among themselves for the poor, as long as the poor benefits, right? if u want ‘tanah minyak’… i hav plenty.
    ‘politic is to help ppl’… I say ‘puih, puih…puih…’. Politic is to fight for yr own idealism, may it be yr pocket, his pocket or my pocket.

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  2. JT – My question was, they said previously, it is very hard for ppl to apply welfare. I act stupid and asked lor, why last time so difficult? When was this easier way implemented? Is this politically driven? I hope you notice both pols said, “This is not my area, another area, another ADun.” I was quite disappointed lor cos I want to find MCA to help apply for welfare for some of the people I know in Georgetown/Tanjung. They say Tanjung no active rep yet. I was about to ask, I join MCA, then I do, can ah?

  3. I have been following your videos since you first started posting them. Just want to say that it’s getting better and better.It’s really good for us, especially Malaysians living overseas to get a first hand look at what is happening at the grassroot levels back in Malaysia. I just love how the videos are so raw and real. Keep up the good work!

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  4. CL, u r right, tht’s the main problem, it’s the whole structure n execution of welfare provision 4 d hardcore poor. if this is ta federal project then it has failed big time.

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  5. JT – Actually hor, the money comes from our taxpayers poket lah, but the glory go where you know lah…This is a Fed Gov welfare aid, not MCA. They should freaking make it easier for the poor who are usually illiterate and ignorant. But no one cares until my idol launched the funds…See? I am not supposed to be prejudice but who cares lah, I am human. One of my coursemate, Jimmy has taken a bunch of forms for application of welfare and now, he study how to qualify for welfare aid and we handed out the forms and help if needed when we do our CJs filming. It is something each of us can do, but there is not enough awareness to get the public to help the poor to apply.

  6. yo CL,
    my PG contact just told me yr handsome bf is looking for a very large house to accommodate up to 60 youngsters, may be one of them is for the little gal in video.

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  7. JT – Cilaka lu, later Betty come chop me 18 pcs. I say idol, not bf lah. Really ah? That’s why he is my #1 idol mah….later you see, MCA, Gerakan, UMNO hampalang also wanna out do, so we have better facilities for the poor. Win-win, right?