Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Equally blur in Kuala Lumpur!

An arch is said to be coming up along the KL Federal Highway and preliminary works have started but this is the best part - no one seems to be able to explain what's happening. The Federal Territories Ministry and City Hall have said the arch, reportedly called the Rebana Ubi Arch, has nothing to do with them. The Malay Mail reported that thousands of households had their water disrupted because of preparatory work but no one is able or want to issue any statement on what is coming up. The word is that the arch is a project of the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) but a senior official, when contacted, said Jakim was not involved. So, if Jakim or DBKL is not involved, whose baby's is this? Perhaps the mystery would be resolved when national papers pick up this issue and pursue. Taxpayers money is involved here and certainly we do not need any white elephant or an expensive non-functionable project at this point.

15 comments:

Hiriyati said...

How many arches does Federal Highway need? Isn't there already one near EPF? Why waste public fund on something so unnecessary?

Anonymous said...

This the kind of third world government that would sink the country.

Anonymous said...

Ah, finally, Mr. Wong .. a neutral critic. So no scolding this time!

Anonymous said...

How many arches dowe need?
As many as there are available funds. The more expensive the arch, the better they like them. 10% of RM100,000 is RM10,000 and 10% of RM1,000,000 is RM100,000.
You get the drift. Why can' they use the money to repair broken drains? Or repair broken pavements? Or improve the facilities at hawker centres? Or better shelters at bus stops? Or better services to clean up public places? What kind of people do we have in the administration? Where are their brains located? Between the bums on the rear end?

Anonymous said...

Why an arch? Why not a pedestrain overhead bridge so that we don't have to go one big circle to get to the other side of the highway? What idiots do we have in our government? What were they thinking? Please send in the ACA to investigate. When there is some weird controversial decision in spending, the worms are not too far below the surface.

Anonymous said...

Someone sees a pot of money. He cannot spend on roads and pedestrain crossing,maybe that is out of his jurisdiction. Cleaning toilets also out of his juridiction. So maybe an arch could be the grey area that he can do some mischief. And he wants to spend it before somebody else take over. Is that it? The ACA should investigate this.

Anonymous said...

they will soon build arches on Layang Layang, on top of Mount Kinabalu, in forest reserves, on coral reefs, just you wait and see.

Lim said...

Good u brought this up.

By the way Chun Wai, does Joceline Tan have a blog? Please ask her to start one..

...i CAN'T WAIT!!! I'm being sarcastic here :)

Major (Rtd) D.Swami said...

This is in relation to your post on the so called "realties" of Malaysian Politics. Star Editor-in-Chief Wong Chun Wai in his blog yesterday on “The realities of Malaysian politics” wrote:

“Anwar Ibrahim has revealed a signed document between himself, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang and PAS’ Hadi Awang that none of us have heard of until now - an agreement to uphold the rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution. The Sept 8 agreement pledged to uphold Malay rights and the status of Islam as the official religion.

”Anwar also said that the social contract between the races were already agreed upon by all members of the coalition. He also revealed that the four-paragraph agreement could not be changed by any party, according to The Star.”

The imputation that I had signed on behalf of DAP a “secret” compact with the other Pakatan Rakyat leaders to uphold Malay rights and the status of Islam as the official religion as provided in the Federal Constitution is baseless, mischievous and unworthy of a professional journalist More.....

Malaysia Boleh, Again! said...

Why NOT an arch?? Why the hoo haa? Are you all new to Malaysia? Since when have your protests and comments mattered to the Govt? Whether we like it or not, and no matter how much noise we make, it won't make a different. So let's just go with the flow and let them be. If they don't con us of our $$ this way, there will be another way. So better that there is this ARCH for everyone to see! Cheers and enjoy your life, my fellow Malaysians!

Anonymous said...

a "free gift" from one of those contractor now bidding for one of those big project. Arch is a freebies....

Remember the big poster of Selangor MB in PJ blogged by wong too. the modus operandi is the same.

That is why everyone is clueless..

ong said...

You wrote:-"if Jakim or DBKL is not involved, whose baby's is this?"

After that you wrote:-"Taxpayers money is involved here.."

From the complete article it appears that you do not know who is building the arch. On what grounds did you then conclude that taxpayers money is involved?

Anonymous said...

projek mah ..umno crocoaches need to be fed.

Shaking Heads

Anonymous said...

The arch is a "back door" bill board structure. The so called arch will be able to hold advertisements to generate revenue for the media company that build the arch.

Anonymous said...

YES I smell the stink of the arches being used a bill boards smack in the middle of the highways all over the country. If the media company cannot put up bill board poles, then maybe they can get away with arches??? Whatever the real reason, there is a definite stink in the air. The ACA should investigate.