Thursday, January 26, 2012

MBPJ Councillor Should Obey Law Too

It is often funny when a people with authority or in power doesn't sing the song they teaches or walk the talk they preaches. Then it goes from good to bad when one or two elected representatives mis-used their privileges and started to forget that they are often monitored and people will judge them because they are the public figure.
What is wrong?
In area like Section 14, or Jalan Semangat in Petaling Jaya which is about 5km or less away from the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya or MBPJ HQ (in States), you would always expect enforcement to be tip top with officers going around summoning drivers that do not display appropriate valid parking tickets. After all, in places like Section 14, traffic can be heavy and parking is a nightmare working day, even on weekends sometimes.
Parking at Tow Zone? What's that crest in front?
So, when tax paying, rate paying citizen like me have to go around 5 rounds, sometimes up to 30 minutes to get a LEGIT parking spot, it will offend me if i see a car that parks where it shouldn't be. While there is NO YELLOW line if one wants to argue, the car is parked clearly at a TOWING ZONE (Zon Tunda).
I did not make up stories yah
I really don't care if someone else will want to do this - as they will get their punishment via summon if the ever vigilant officers are making their rounds, but it get really really unforgiving when an elected member or Ahli Majlis (Councillor) were to do this. Displaying the MBPJ Emblem with the AHLI MAJLIS words on it sort of gives him/her license to break law?
The emblem was not photoshopped to frame the innocent
You see, when the previous government under Barisan Nasional was ruling Selangor, people were screaming about inequality and stuff like that. So when Pakatan Rakyat won Selangor, people obviously expected changes. MBPJ are notorious for being double standard with their execution of laws. I am sure many of us has seen how people driving bigger cars (and often expensive cars) managed to park as they like - as afterall, tow truck enforcers will ONLY target smaller more ordinary middle class cars. It is completely OK to park as you like as long as you have the MONEY and TITLE.
Strategically placed stickers above the roadtax to "Inform"enforcement officers not to summon - I AM COUNCILLOR, CAN'T YOU SEE?
I then tweeted this and tagged both the Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim and MP Teresa Kok. I don't think they will bother with these "small fry" councillor flouting the laws. But rest assured, the rakyat like me are observing!
MBPJ and the Councillors - please BUCK UP!


  1. yes we should expose more of this monkeys .. They think they are above the law... actually Polis as well

  2. The polis, fortunately, escape certain rulings - such as NO NEED WEAR SEATBELT...which i think is silly and stupid.

    Their logic is that it will take time to come out from the car if they are chasing crooks.

    With our without seatbelt, they willllllllll move sloooowwwwly. TUmmy blocked by steering wheels syndrome.