Monday, September 04, 2006
posted by PabloPabla at 12:57 pm


Today, the police announced that compound rates for traffic offences have been slashed. According to the IGP Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Omar, the review of rates was made in view of the financial difficulties caused by the rising cost of living faced by the public.

What kind of a logic is that? Tan Sri might as well have proposed to the Government prior to Budget 2007 to amend all existing laws to slash all kinds of fines under existing laws because the rakyat is burdened with the rising cost of living. Is Tan Sri trying to appease the public after the recent fiascos regarding the videotaping of a lady subjected to a nude squat and two detainees subjected to physical abuse by the police? It seems like a good public relations exercise to me.

Citizens who break the law of the country ought to pay for their mistake. They ought to think twice before flouting the laws. Let them feel the pinch for otherwise, how would they learn? Afterall, the fines collected contributes to the nation's revenue.

I truly cannot comprehend the logic behind this rate reduction exercise. Can you?


 

2 comments:


At 11:01 am, Anonymous Laksa

hehe, i can - i've accumulated so much fine and contributed to the the gvt "revenue", it's time they gave me some special rates...hehe

but remember, kids - don't break the law (unless you're like me...)

 

At 10:19 am, Blogger PabloPabla

laksa : Sorry mate. Discount sudah tarik balik.