Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights

APRIL 22 — There is that often used tale to get the “count your blessings” message across.
About the man who always complained about his lack of shoes until he met someone who was an amputee.
It is good to remember that sliding into self-pity is not going to change things, and it is true, so many people have it worse than you. Continue reading “Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights”

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These councilors and their things

APRIL 20 — I work for the people of Timah Langat, which is one of the three zones in Dengkil. (Please refer to the bottom for a fuller description of Dengkil)

They are good people. They don’t expect too much from government. It’s the same across this country. We have come to a point where people just hope for government intervention to improve their lives, not demand it.

And they often look at me with that cynicism, and I can’t blame them. Continue reading “These councilors and their things”

This hamlet, off the capital

The bus stop in the town centre is tricky. It looks like a bus stop except that it is half of the slip road around the mosque, and used by bikes. The barrier erected adjacent to it, makes it improbable for waiting passengers to ascend the slope past the barricade to any bus, which if at that point was waiting for embarking passengers will be blocking traffic on the main road.

Welcome to Dengkil.

The town seeking purpose, while being an artery for all about it.

Continue reading “This hamlet, off the capital”