Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Volume of (mob) garbage terrifying

This is the headline screaming from The Star, 17 May 2006 (N10, Nation):

Volume of garbage terrifying

KUALA LUMPUR: Scary. That is how Natural Resources and Environment Ministry secretary-general Datuk Suboh Mohd Yassin described the volume of garbage generated every day in the country.

If it continues, the public may have to pay for the rubbish they make, he said.

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It was recently reported that the some 7 million tonnes of waste generated last year would fill a building the size of the Petronas Twin Towers.

"The impact on the environment is very scare," Suboh said.

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Rubbish, refuse and the Petronas Twin Towers. Hmm ... interesting link.

We have also been innundated with tonnes of rubbish generated by local politicians lately.

Does it send shivers down your spine too?

Heck, even though we might not find ourselves buried in the tonnes of refuse generated by Malaysian households anytime soon, the real danger lies in the kind of rubbish we have been fed by the media and certain befuddled leaders in and out of the Dewan recently.

And if you think we are also not in any danger of being drowned by the kind of politics being practised and encouraged under the current administration, think again. Those are typically the kind that can insidiously creep up on you and bury you alive without so much as a "by your leave".

You might just wake up one fine day and wonder exactly how, when and where we lost the plot between the euphoria of GE2004 and the next one.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Maverick SM said...

Malaysians in general are rubbish generators. Unfortunately, Malaysia is not good in waste management.

Worse off, Malaysia is not only physical rubbish generators, Malaysian MPs have rubbish mindset and gabage debates.

17/5/06 20:11  
Blogger howsy said...

And they're talking about 'Zero Opposition' and 'Opposition Doomed' thingy. Can't imagine what will happen if you let those manimals roam freely.

18/5/06 01:49  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Guys - I wonder if we can "charge" the MPs for dumping so much waste on us and polluting our minds and hearts.

Glad to have you two back here - sometimes it feels weird not to hear from you both and D'Art. It's too quiet for my liking!

18/5/06 12:51  
Blogger desiderata said...

The D*Art cometh, luckily I read no blaspheME!

I come in peace and harmony
No politikus, no garbage in, rubbish out
Just poetry and some sexy
Rhythm and rhyme with my pupils
Have eyes -- Do and see

Hey, Three Musts ~~ Thanks for Endorsment of my I-I-I-I.

21/5/06 14:08  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

You're welcomed Desi!

21/5/06 16:42  

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