Friday, October 07, 2011

Politics: Suspended For Not Attending Function?

I came across a posting in a local forum and found this entry a lil unsettling.
This was written by a blogger that post mostly on politics. While I am not certain of his (political) affiliation, the entry was rather unsettling.
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I always try to be impartial and try to see things from different angle. But when certain things like these with hard evidence (i supposed the letterhead is not fabricated, not the rest of the content of the letters), it will make you think what is actually happening in this country.
The letter read, if you are not able to read Bahasa Malaysia (shame on you if you claim to be a Malaysian!), it document that:
Sir (imported fruit seller plying his/her trade at a agriculture market (Pasar Tani) at Taman Dengkil Jaya ), you failed to attend a function or program where the Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Noh Omar, with the local entrepreneur of the agriculture market in central region on September 19, 2011.
It was regretted that your rental at the above agriculture market is suspended on October 20, October 27, November 3 and November 10, 2011.
Signed off : Mansor Omar (Director of FAMA Selangor)
If the above is true, then this is an abuse of power. Imagine if you are a trader that your livelihood depends on the day you are out doing business being suspended because you did not attend the function.
Perhaps, the FAMA authority has warned the above trader a few times. Perhaps, the trader was not feeling well on September 19, 2011 (it's Monday by the way). Perhaps he had an accident on that day or someone in the family needed some medical attention.
In my humble opinion, unless that trader has been suspended because he failed to pay his rent. Suspended because he/she has record of selling substandard goods. Suspended because he/she is of suspicious characters with records, then it's justified. Else...the above suspension is uncalled for.
Does Noh Omar knows about this? Does the Selangor Government knows about this? What kind of culture are we trying to ingrain into these Napoleons that is elected and being paid by taxpayers?
Think about it while the Budget 2012 is being presented and the General Election is coming your way.

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