Monday, April 2, 2012

Dinosaur in Modern Age Exemplified

Rais Yatim is the living example of a dinosaur in the modern age world. He is also considered as an example where there is no country for old men. In other words, old men should not be running the show where modern things and modern scenarios aren't compatible with old-way scenarios. Heck, even some of his younger BN MPs also do have the same opinion above, for example Khairy who once whacks him over the Twitter row and some time back called described Pasir Salak's Tajudin Rahman as another example as well.

I had a close friend of mine who has a relative of his telling that the same phrase that the Chinese should be grateful to the MCA for what they have done to the community. He told that he gets a little bored of hearing those rhetorics for the clear fact established is that political parties don't demand gratitude from the people. That is a feudalism practice. Who is he to say that the government demands gratitude from people whereas it is they should say the other way round?

In fact, a well free-minded person would vote on a party base on the performance of a party to the people. The problem with Rais Yatim's statement is that Dr. Mahathir doesn't even understand well the 1Malaysia concept. Secondly, like in the RapidKL buses some of them don't put on those TV ads inside because it can be a distraction for those commuters inside. This is also another way of Rais indirectly saying of telling people that you must vote party A or else...something like that - which is of course a blackmail offense if this happens in the election campaign. If it happens, he could have been barred out from contesting already.

Just to keep things short for this posting, a lot of people, young in particular hated this dinosaur specimen that running the land in the future-transition period that many think that he's past his prime and old-mindset behavior.

Taxi and bus drivers should highlight the positives of the prime minister’s 1 Malaysia concept and act as “government ambassadors”, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim said yesterday. 
  The information, communication and culture minister said public transport operators should not keep silent when carrying fares but must help explain the concept to passengers who “are critical and accuse the government of all sorts”, Utusan Malaysia reported today. 

“It must be done as a sign of gratitude and thanks for the government’s efforts to continuously safeguard their welfare, like Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia and the specific government aid to taxi drivers,” the Malay daily quoted him as saying in Kota Kinabalu. 

“When ferrying passengers, we ask that they tell those sitting next to them or behind them, ‘Taxi drivers like us have been given aid by the government. We are very grateful for the government’s mindfulness.’” 

He added that taxi and bus drivers were “frontliners” who played an important role in promoting the 1 Malaysia concept to not only their passengers but also the public in general. 

Putrajaya previously tried to enlist taxi drivers in the service of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to help curb graft. 

In September last year, de facto law minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz asked taxi drivers to act as the graftbuster’s “eyes and ears” on the ground. 

“The involvement of people from all walks of life is important in fighting corruption,” he had said. 
“Taxi drivers are those who frequently interact with the public, they can get a lot of information from their passengers.” 

He added that if taxi drivers suspected their passengers of wrongdoing “they should immediately take the passengers to any MACC office and lodge a report”.

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