Wednesday, January 21, 2009
BN's 200 Buses of Unproductive Citizens
Is this a bus depot? No. This is the Masjid Terapung or the floating mosque of Kuala Terengganu situated in Kuala Ibai.
On nomination day of the Kuala Terengganu by-election, more than 110 buses were parked on the compound of the beautiful mosque. Elsewhere, all over Kuala Terengganu, there were even more buses. I counted over 200 buses that morning. The buses brought in Barisan Nasional supporters from all over the country. They were mostly members of UMNO, Wanita UMNO, Pemuda UMNO and Puteri UMNO.
And they all did not look like they paid for their fares. These are the UMNO hangers-on, leeches, suckers, ass polishes seeking favours, handouts and contracts. Or just free rides to a place where they could not afford to go on their own.
On that nomination day, there was massive traffic jam - unprecedented. The massive number of policemen could do nothing to minimize the lost productivity of the day. Thousands were late for work and businesses, except the eateries and keropok lekor stalls did not do well.