“Character is the final decision to reject whatever is demeaning to oneself or to others and with confidence and honesty choose what is right”
I wrote somewhere in my blog about Mak’s cousin that carried an enterprising ‘business’ handling Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat’s financial aid application for people with special needs. She told those people that she could help them to get their application approved faster but of course at certain ‘service fees payable'. Still, the fastest approval would arrive one year later. Truly Rakyat Diutamakan!
So, you must be wondering how she could get herself involved in this kind of ‘easy peasy business deal’. Apparently, she has a friend working in that Jabatan, who would provide the necessary information. Mind you, she charged at least RM100 from one application – upfront!
“No people is fully civilised where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse” ~ The Other Half of Madam Eleanor Roosevelt
I used Past Tense in describing her entrepreneurial set-up because she is now in and out of one private hospital with continuous cervix bleeding. She stopped all her businesses like selling things at rocket-high price and of course, charging her ‘exorbitant service fees’ to our brothers and sisters that are already in dire financial needs! Truly Malaysia Boleh!
Why am I highlighting this, again?
Well, you must have read TheStar Metro Central’s “MP Slams Welfare Dept for Slow Action” and now you know I didn’t bluff about this middlemen or Ali Baba enterprise that flourishes in our country, even in our Welfare Dept. If Welfare Dept can do that, tell me please, what do you expect of deep-pocketed Jabatans? Oh, that may explains how an ex (or axed) political secretary of one top man could have so much assets, aye?
“No people is fully civilised where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse”
Moral of the story – never ever take what is not yours, especially from underprivileged people. God is great because for all the moneys she saved from her ‘businesses’ are now being utilised heavily to pay the hospital bills. Still, God is great because He wanted to help by cleansing her ‘system’ from those bad moneys by her suffering from such ailment. My Dear Bong shared his story on "Makan duit rakyat is bad for your stomach".