Thursday, November 30, 2006

Highway Robbery!

Hard on the heels of the computer chips theft in Penang, comes another highway robbery! This time commited by our own "corporate ah-longs". The taxpayer dutifully pays his road-tax (the government gets the money), pays the toll (the toll company gets the money). And we all know that toll collection is very profitable. Just check PLUS's accounts. Yet, the agreement states that the toll must be increased every few years, else, the government would have to pay compensation (in this case up to RM 2 million). What kind of agreement is this, if not highway robbery? However one looks at it, the consumer - us, are the big losers. This is Robin Hood reversed - rob from the poor and give it to the rich!

Read this background:

Wake up! And smell the coffee!

1. Read what other Malaysians are saying:

2. Read this background:

"An unjust law is no law at all",
said St Augustine, providing the foundation of civil disobedience movements across the globe. If a law is not really a law at all, it is argued, one has a right -- even a duty -- to break it. Martin Luther King articulated this view in his Letter from Birmingham Jail: "one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws".

Refuse to be intimidated by unjust and unethical legislation.

3. Influence others, disseminate information.

4. Apply pressure. Write to your elected representatives, media.

5. Protest.

6. Sacrifice. Use alternative roads. Enjoy the scenery!

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"-- Edmund Burke