What do these towns and townships below have in common?:
1) Sungai Buloh
4) Kelana Jaya
6) Subang Jaya
9) Shah Alam
10) Petaling Jaya
There are many more but I'll stop at 10.
Does anyone know the answer? Good try.
The actual answer is: all these places are located in the state of Selangor.
Beats me as to why Prime Minister Najib should be acting unfairly by endeavouring to improve the transportation infrastructure and rapid transit rail links in the state of Selangor. Isn't Selangor in opposition hands? It defies logic as to why the people of Selangor should be given top priority in easing their transportation woes? Not unlike the K.L. city folks, Selangorians supported and voted Opposition so much so the state is now in Opposition hands since the 2008 General Elections.
What we have here is a case whereby the very people who voted Opposition are being given utmost attention and priority by the P.M. Should this be stopped?
We know that since Independence sixty years ago, the federal government has given top priority to transportation infrastructure development. Transportation infrastructure in Malaysia, in fact, has won the accolades of many foreign research and development planning entities. The Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF) is one of them. In its Global Competitive Index for 2016-2017, WEF ranked Malaysia within the top 20 band among 138 countries for transportation infrastructure development. Financial Times Confidential Research noted that Malaysia's urban transportation infrastructure is way ahead of its ASEAN neighbours.
We now learned that the Sungai Buloh-Kajang LRT line will be fully operational middle of this month (July), set to benefit 400,000 passengers on a daily basis. [http://www.mymrt.com.my/en/sbk/the-mrt-sungai-buloh-kajang-line].
And we all know the Kajang state seat is held by PKR leader, Datin Seri Wan Azizah. Why should Kajang people benefit from this rapid rail network? They did not support the government. The same goes with Subang Jaya people.
Seems to me that the whole MRT infrastructure development is heavily concentrated in the state of Selangor – the Klang Valley included - in order to ease the burden of transportation of Selangorians and K.L. folks. That shouldn't be the case. Afterall, the majority of Selangorians and K.L. city dwellers voted for the Opposition.
Take Bukit Bintang, for example. The brand new and sleek MRT station is set to benefit 150,000 people on a daily basis especially those residing and doing business in that area of K.L. which, traditionally, is and has been, an Opposition stronghold. Only a small fraction - six percent - of the traders in Bukit Bintang are Malays, Indians and others.
We can only hope, in all fairnes, that these people in K.L. and Selangor can think and will embrace a change of heart and support the ruling coalition in the next General Elections for their own good and the well being of their next and future generations.
Can we be confident that these people can think and can put their hearts and minds in the rightful place come G.E. 14?.