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
Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

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


Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

KTM KL Station (old) contrasts with BG old station

KTM old station is now known as KL Station (Stesen Kuala Lumpur) and I think this could be confusing to someone new to KL. How would anyone know KL Station is just another stop (coming from the North) to the final destination, KL Sentral, the new hub where trains (normal, ETS, ERL, LRT and Monorail) meet for the convenience of travellers. There are also taxis and buses too. What I am trying to say is that there must be some first-time travellers who got off at KL Station, thinking it is the final destination in KL or the right station to connect with other means of transport.

A friend has just found it convenient to get off at KL Station whenever he has an appointment with IJN (National Heart Institute in Jalan Tun Razak) because it is nearer and he saves on taxi fare. He can catch a train back from the same station because there is a KTM ticketing office. For those unfamiliar with KL Sentral (I had to find my way recently despite my past visits), KL Station is definitely more straightforward, being a dedicated rail station instead of a hub. In fact, near it there is a City carpark which looks uncomplicated and definitely cheaper in terms of fees, compared with the newer KL Sentral.

When travelling to or from KL Sentral, KL Station is just 2 minutes away. It is a scheduled stop whether you are travelling on the Gold or Silver ETS train or the normal KTM inter-city train. How I wish this facility can be extended to Batu Gajah old station! It has been abandoned and plans are for a railway museum in future! That is not what we wish for.

I have petitioned for a schedule stop at the old BG station for almost 3 years, with my plea falling on deaf ears. It may seem to be too demanding on my part to ask for this special favour, but truth be told, the residents of BG were robbed of their convenient old station and now have to contend with the new station, which is 2 km from the main road (Jalan Tg. Tualang). It is too far to walk and costs almost the train fare (KL-BG for senior citizens) to arrange for taxi service. If the train from the south were to stop at the old station, passengers can get off on the nearside, instead of having to climb up and down the steep overhead pedestrian crossing at the new station. Just spare a few minutes to facilitate this additional stop and I bet most local train travellers will be eternally grateful. There is no need to even do up the old station, just provide the stop is all that we ask for. Is that too much to ask? In case there is doubt as to whether the train travellers are for this suggestion, just give it a try and see the response. Given publicity, if the response is poor, then I shall rest my case and stop complaining.
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