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.)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

MD Batu Gajah, are you too rich to send out assessment bills on time?

Yesterday (Sept 19), I received our second half year's assessment bills which were supposed to have been paid by Aug 31! Either MDBG is too rich and does not bother about delay in receiving payments or the staff responsible have been utterly inefficient. I don't think any private business would delay in sending out bills.

I checked with my friends and only those who remembered about the usual dateline managed to pay theirs on time, after checking with them and asked for their bills. The others have just received theirs and the penalty has been increased to Rm20 for bills below Rm200! Why do I get the impression there was a deliberate delay in sending out the bills? The penalty is equivalent to around 5% per month interest.

I am really peeved because I was waiting for the bills and actually forgotten about it. Being old, when I received the late bills, I actually thought I had settled them. I had to look for the bills (thinking it had been paid) and checked with my credit card statements too. Of course, people would say the onus is on me to pay on time, but the inefficiency of MDBG had been sending out duplicate bills before! Only this time, extra revenue (penalty)seems to be the only reason for the intentional delay and it is clearly stated any late payment incurs a penalty. Sigh.

Update Sept 22: I went to MDBG to pay our assessment bills and when I asked about the delay in sending out the bills, the lone cashier (during lunch break) blamed it on the postal service. Anyway, I asked about the penalties and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that SUK had decided because of their delay in sending out the bills, penalty has yet to take effect. I also explained the unfairness of the new penalties: Rm20 for bills below Rm200; Rm30 for those above Rm200; because it penalizes more on those who own cheaper houses.


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