REMBAU, Tuesday: Road-users risked life and limb as they scampered all over to collect loose change strewn along the expressway after a four-wheel-drive vehicle, which was transporting about RM70,000 in coins, overturned near here today.
The incident occurred around 3pm at KM244 of the North-South Expressway and it was learnt that the money, all in coins, was in a large metal container in the vehicle.
Road-users, including women, totally ignored the police and other officials as they ran all over the expressway to pick up the coins.
They were seen frantically picking 50, 20 and 10-sen coins and putting them into plastic bags, pockets and even their helmets.
Some were also seen sitting along the roadside and picking the coins, oblivious of the crash victim who had escaped with light injuries and was just metres away.
Except for some responsible PLUS employees, it was grab, grab and grab whatever you can!
Such was their behavior and throwing caution to the wind.
Can we blame them for taking what is not theirs?
They were merely doing what comes naturally? Monkeys see, monkeys do.
If the BN can grab, why can’t the common man?
If the leaders can bail out their cronies with the rakyat’s money, what’s some coins on the road for the taking?
If the leaders can get away with a bagful of cardinal misdeeds like daylight corruption, what is wrong with collecting those coins?
If the Chief Education Officer in Johor can encourage students to skip classes to campaign in Tenang, it is ok to risk life and limb for a few dollars more.
If land belonging to the people in Sarawak can be taken away to fill Taib’s over-bloated coffers, these collectors were merely doing what their leaders have been doing for some 5 decades…..enriching themselves and their brood with what is not theirs.
Do not our religions say we should not steal?
Should not covet our neighbors goods!
Are Malaysians ill-bred?
In our schools?
From our teachers, head teachers, and Chief Education Offiers?
Are Malaysians APING their leaders?
ABOUT TIME WE OUST THESE LEADERS!
Tenang may be a good starting point!