I hear the Selangor government has placed a bulk order for penyapu (broom). Not to sweep clean the graft-ridden departments and agencies but to local authorities who failed assessment collection targets.
SHAH ALAM: Two state government agencies were publicly rebuked when they were presented with a broom each on stage by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo for failing to collect assessment above the 50% mark required for 2006.
Hulu Selangor District Council chief Tukiman Nail received the broom worth RM3.80 at the Selangor Excellence Awards at the Dewan Jubli Perak yesterday.
The other recipient, Hulu Selangor Land Office former district officer Mislan Tugiu who is now Klang Municipal Council president, is overseas and a representative received it on his behalf. He avoided pressmen after leaving the stage. – The Star
Khir, now I’m inspired. Why not give out similar awards for those who fail their ratepayers in other ways.
What about a hearing aid award for Adnan Ikhsan of Subang Jaya Municipal Council. After all, the guy coolly ignored the pleas of Subang Jaya ratepayers when he allowed residential development on public land in USJ that housed a community hall.
Then, he had the cheek to lecture these same residents about give and take. The residents and shopowners in the area just seem to be giving giving giving. This is in Subang Jaya, where they implemented Local Agenda 21 that was supposed to pave the way for participatory governance.
The active residents were willing, able and poured a lot of effort into making one of the most progressive suburbs in Malaysia an exemplary one. But then, it looks like the Bolehland bureaucrats are throwing spanner in the works.
But in keeping with Khir Toyo’s theme of brooms, would stick to brooms, with a slight difference.
I suggest a Penyapu Lidi for Adnan Ikhsan. It looks like this.
Pic borrowed from this site