Sooner or later, this cozy and quiet corner will become a through road and busy with traffic. The landowner on the left side of the lane will be building a house on his land and upgrading this road is a requirement. Surveyors came recently. The land is being cultivated by a neighbour, with a sign, 'Jangan curi bila lalu sini' or 'Don't steal when you pass by' which says a lot about what happened to some of his produce.
The bottom pic was taken on Feb 29, just 3 months after the first. A week ago, a huge excavator (chain-linked type) was unloaded from a low-loader, to carry out leveling works on a housing plot, which was being cultivated by a neighbour. The machine was so big that some trees had to be uprooted (easily) for it to get through the original opening shown in the above pic.
How should we judge a government?
In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!
"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain
Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham
"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan