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

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?
Corruption is 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.)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Anil Netto: New electric trains: No direct B’worth-KL service; utter confusion over schedules

'The new KL to Padang Besar electric train service opens today. Most people are excited about it. But wait…

Unfortunately, little news is available about the stops in Butterworth, Penang or other major towns.

In fact, most news reports failed to mention the stop in Butterworth, Penang which is likely to be a major hub for the northern region. It doesn’t make sense. Why this glaring omission?

The KTMB website has no information. So I called the KTM hotline (it is so difficult to get through to them!) and was given the following info about the Butterworth to KL route. (As they say, the devil is in the details…)

First of all, there is no direct service from Butterworth to KL or KL to Butterworth. You have to change trains at Ipoh.'

'KL to Butterworth?

theSun reproduced a schedule showing the train leaves KL Sentral at 5.00am.

But the KTM agent told me the train leaves Ipoh (not KL Sentral) for the north at 5.00am. I couldn’t believe it; so I called up KTM headquarters and they confirmed it. What about the KL to Ipoh segment? Apparently, you have to take the train from KL to Ipoh the night before, spend the night in Ipoh, and catch the 5.00am train (what an unearthly hour) from Ipoh to Butterworth! What nonsense is this?

If this is how KTM plans its service and schedules, I don’t know what to say. It is almost as if they don’t want people to use the electric train, direct from KL to Butterworth, when this could be a major money-spinner for KTM and create more jobs in the tourism, hospitality and services sectors in KL, Ipoh and Penang if planned properly.'


KTMB president explains confusion over electric train

For people living near Ipoh, we are interested in the journey from Ipoh to Padang Besar. For now, from Ipoh to Padang Besar, the train leaves at 5.00am! The return journey is in the afternoon which allows a day visitor a few hours at Padang Besar. While women are more interested in shopping, men seems more interested in other things! A friend said it would be too rushed and suggest staying a night before returning. I can imagine with the right company, the journey itself should be enjoyable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do not waste time. Just take Nice bus from Sentral to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal on the Island. About RM 70 for Executive ++. You will enjoy it.Have a nice journey.