Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Destruction of Ballot Papers of N. 10 Pending

On a hot Wednesday morning last week, I stood in the scorching sun watching council workers burned the ballot papers of my constituency N10 Pending at their workshop in Semangat road, Pending.

I was called to witness the destroying of my ballot papers two weeks before. In every state election, ballot boxes would be sealed, stored in a safe place by the authority before destroying in six months time.

I understand that my constituency was the last to be destroyed.

As I waited for the council staff to open and destroyed the ballot papers by burning them, there was no witness from the SUPP.

Actually, what I want to bring to the attention of voters is that, do not be afraid who do you vote. There is no authority for anyone to open up the ballot boxes to see the individual votes. In rural areas, it had been known that fear tactic was used to frighten the voters to vote for the Barisan Nasional despite the individual wanting to vote otherwise.

So in the coming general election, be brave to vote who you want and not to fear of any repercussion.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Car Roof Damaged by Berjaya BGI's Signboard on 6.11.2011

A car owner is most frustrated that a signboard from Berjaya BGI had dropped on it causing a big dent in the car.

On November 6, a car owner parked her vehicle in front of a chicken rice shop along Jalan Song Thian Cheok, Kuching. The signboard dropped on her car denting the roof and causing some scratches.

When it happened, the car owner took pictures of the scene and approached the Berjaya BGI but instead, the staff told him to go and see the agent as the signboard was placed there by the agent. To make matter worst, the car owner was being pushed from one party to another to seek compensation.

When she went to see the agent, he told her he was no longer representing the insurance company and asked her to go back to the company. Again when she went back, she was being ‘pushed’ around. Frustrated with no solution in sight, the car owner seeks my assistance.

The car had been repaired and cost RM700. What the car owner wants is to pay her RM700 for the damages caused. Why it is so difficult for a big company as Berjaya to fork out RM700 in compensation.

The company is one of the biggest in the country and trying to avoid by pushing the poor car owner from one person to another is indeed very unethical. It is earning the company a bad image that damage done was not compensated.

I am writing to Bank Negara KL and the company headquarters to seek for compensation for the car owner.

If damage is done, please pay up and not act like one of the biggest company in the nation where RM700 is so huge for them, they could not even compensate.