Who Said BN is not efficient?!

In Miri, my neighborhood is known as Tudan Flat’,Permyjaya Flat’ or even ‘Rumah Kotak’. I called it as ‘The Bronx of Miri’. The neighborhood is a low cost housing area and most of the residents are poor including myself (what could be the best word to describe low income apart from the word – poor). The neighborhood has high social crime too. My house been burglarized three times not to mention lost some valuable properties and still traumatized by it until today. To move on, I have to stay. It is not something that I can just move out and life would be peaceful.

Not only that I have to bear with the social crime surround me, I have to endure the poor condition of roads. There are plenty of pot holes along the roads in the neighborhood and it can be dangerous at time especially during rainy day and night time. There is couple of times passerby had flat tires for bumping the pot holes accidentally. There are some feedback lodge to the relevant authority but was told the maintenance is under the developer jurisdiction. So the process of highlighting the issue repeated like the circle of a frog life but toward the end, the tadpole didn’t manage to turn into a frog. It died half way.

However, after the State election nomination day, my neighborhood changed overnight.

I couldn’t and refuse to believe it until I saw it with my own eye balls. It is true what it is said all this while then. I noticed one of road in my neighborhood had been tar sealed.

I guess it’s the blessing of upcoming state election after all.

However, I realized only one road is tar sealed and the rest still remain the same where pot holes are found here and there after making few round of driving in the neighborhood.

It made me ponder whether the tar sealed road is just to make the neighborhood happy and expect us to keep our mouth shut? Is this one way to gain the rakyat neighborhood trust? Is this the way to treat low income earner? The list goes on.

Low income earner or not, as far as I know with my limited knowledge of current affair, we are the one who decide what’s best for our future. As for politic, although we are poor, our votes still count in. As for economy, although we are poor, we are happy with our little income although it is just selling wild fern at the tamu. As for social, although we are poor, we are friendly people, stay harmony and know our neighbor well despite the fact that they are Iban, Malay, Kayan, Kenyah, Berawan, Kedayan, Chinese and many more. We even process belacan together during the bubuk season.

We couldn’t ask more than what we have now but please to win our heart or to listen to us, we expect the approaches used are more ethical.

Happy Monday everyone.
Hope you enjoy reading the ‘Food of Thought’.

ps-as of this evening after returning from work, I decided to make one more round in the neighborhood and found apart from Lorong 9, Lorong 1-5 is tar sealed too. The rest remain unchanged.


  1. Chee Kui

    11 April, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I am not surprised at all, hehe!

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      11 April, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      i am surprised coz it really happen. before this, it was just hear-say. no wonder there’s a saying that goes ‘ seeing is believing’.

  2. netster

    11 April, 2011 at 9:06 am

    It’s always been the political interest that they tar the road. The place where I use to stay (Chawan Road, Kuching), they will fill the road with rocks and soil only during the election campaign on going to makes us happy.

    The squatters where I’d stay had about 90% iban populations and so you know how easy it is to gains more votes from the areas.

  3. netster

    11 April, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Oh that’s explain I speak a little Iban 🙂 but long time didn’t practice so kinda forgot already. hahaha

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      11 April, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      ndak ngawak ucak, agi idup agi ngelaban deh. 🙂

  4. Cyril Dason

    11 April, 2011 at 9:21 am

    We want faster development. =) honestly, i wonder if PR can do anything for us.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      11 April, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      who doesnt want development? everyone does and that include you and me. we (Sarawak) has been independent for few decades and just look at the level of development that we are going thru? don’t you think we deserve better than this?

      to me, be it BN or PR form the government, if the rakyat voices are not heard, we are still at the same level as what we are at now. changes is desperately required now and i look forward for better management from the new government after the election.

  5. Cacatica

    11 April, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    If you are poor why can you smoke, drink, go for fancy makan, go clubbing and have a fancy car???
    all I can say is WTF

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      11 April, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      Yes WTF (Wow That’s Fantastic) and thank you for the compliment. I really appreciate that. For a poor person like me, being able to do and to have all the things that you mentioned is such a bliss! Not many poor people can have all of those coz it requires hard work and determination. Thank you for admiring me driving my fancy car-Kancil around and do remember to wave at me should you see me on the road in the near future.

      And mind you, kindly be informed that the issue that i highlighted was the state of my neighborhood and not the state of my well being. But nevertheless, I take the credit as it shows you’ve been my loyal silent reader all this while. 🙂

  6. Moone

    11 April, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    You’re right, same happenned at my kampong too. We can call our route as smooth as “nescafe 3 in one” now…,btw tak salah if we vote some of the opposition chances to win…see how 🙂

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      11 April, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      wahhh rupa nya ada juga jalan nescafe 3 in one, saya rasa hanya di Lawas tu kan lol..

      siapa pun kita vote itu hak kita sebagai pengundi bah. kalau opposition menang sekali pun, kalau keadaan masih juga tidak berubah, tidak juga guna tu kan.

      bah kau tu sudah kah tidak mendaftar ni? ;p

  7. moone

    11 April, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    suda 3 kali bah saya mengundi (calon2nya menang semua), this time cannot make it unless our candidate provide “Hummer” balik mengundi..

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      11 April, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      wah wah wah siap minta ‘hummer’ lagi tu..nampak nya kau ni memang bawa tuah punya. bah nda payah lah kau mengundi kali ni sebab kau menanti hari saja lagi untuk ‘prog’.. selamat ber-‘prog’.. 🙂

  8. sara

    11 April, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    yea lah, election bah, mesti lah do something to win people’s heart. hehehe but it’s better than point point point and talk talk talk kan?

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      11 April, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      but the thing here is why point point point talk talk talk and do alang-alang? how to gain trust and confidence like that?

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