In Miri, you can purchased pirated optical media openly; at major shopping malls, at small shops selling pirated optical products and even approached by one to one sales which mostly done by China sales person at coffee shops. Some said these one to one sales are ‘protected’ by syndicates. How true it is, one has to find out.
Despite the fact that Miri has gained its city status, despite the fact that it is against the law just by selling or even buying pirated optical media, despite the fact that the relevant ministry has numerously executed enforcements, it is sad to know most of them are not good and ethical consumer yet.
It is still on-going and I foresee that it will stay.
You might say, the selling will stop when you stop to buy. I say “Chicken shit!”.
Why you might wondered, I say “It takes two to tango”.
Go and figure it out. Start with seeking information from the buyers, the operator themselves, the city council, the chamber of commerce and the relevant authorities’ i.e: KPDNKK.
Is the system to be blame here or the people? You decide.