Saturday, June 05, 2010

Toilet business in Malaysia

(A public 'slot-toilet' in the middle of the street in KL city. RM0.50 per use. You can choose either to use the 'squat' or the 'seat' bowl.)

(If you want clean and comfortable toilets in Suria KLCC shopping center, you have to pay RM2.00. It's "Premier Toilet." I didn't go in. The toilet bowl must be laid with gold, I guess.)

As I was strolling in KL city today, I noticed that there is a market for clean, comfortable, and convenient toilets here.

What does this tell us? Kuala Lumpur, the supposedly cosmopolitan city in Malaysia, doesn't have clean and comfortable toilets available for free to the public. The government can't afford it?

I think so.

Because in 2009, the UMNO government spent "RM84,640 for two Acer Aspire 5052 laptops when the price for each was RM4,500...paid RM40,830 more for 15 Hewlet Packard P3005X laser printers and RM3.45 million for 450 Dell Precision desktops -grossly above market price and out of production now...They also bought teaching manuals worth RM358,476, which were never used."

In 2007, the same government spent "1,146 ringgit for a set of pens worth 160 ringgit and 5,700 ringgit on a car jack worth 50 ringgit" among other questionable-expenditures.

In 2006, the same government spent "RM451million to replace RM290million computer system of the Customs" among other financial mismanagement.

These are the reasons why the Rakyat (citizens) have to pay for clean and comfortable PUBLIC toilets! Corrupted governance.


yourshoeah said...

I thank my God that He sent in so many opposition party members to do all the snooping and exposing of such corrupt practices. Answer to prayer! :) We must encourage more such whistle-blowing... [the other possible reason could be that they don't want just abt anyone entering the Ground/1st floor toilets. The rest of the toilets on the upper floors of KLCC are free]

Sze Zeng said...

Hi yoursheah,

Yes, God heard the cries of the people! Feel like pouring out imprecatory psalms :-)

Wilson Tan said...

with your logic, you must think the worst for Singapore. We have tons of campaigns, because we really need help in these areas: smile, courtesy, speak mandarin (definitely!), do not litter, do not urine in the lifts, etc. 哈哈!(Chinese: hahah!)

Steven Sim said...

I pray that God will continue to inspire the Church (not just individual politicians) to rise up against,

"rulers who are rebels,
companions of thieves;
who love bribes
and chase after gifts.
They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them"

May we then,

"learn to do right!
Seek justice,
encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow."


Steven Sim