Who the hell are these people that
travel around with motorcades, aggressive police escorts and siren wailing
scattering people and traffic out of their path and harassing other motorists?
Just as we are quietly trying to navigate the traffic jam on our way around
congested KL we hear those annoying sirens wailing out somewhere from the back
of the traffic jam that we are in. Very soon the first of these aggressive
police outriders comes into sight waving and fluttering their arms up and down
with gloved hands for traffic to get out of their way …….and the menacing look
they give to motorist to pull up along the roadside so that those V.I.Piss can pass.
Let us say that the PM is going over
to a Five Star Hotel (must be 5
star lah!) to open whatever it is that PM opens. For the PM to move anywhere
his personal security detail is mobilized…his front man to check the hotel he
is going to, his motorcade, his meet and greet team , security detail at the
hotel itself…easily 30 to 50 men mobilized just for one visit ..And each one
indispensable for his security? So they say!
Of course as he nears the hotel – as if the PM police security detail is not enough – the hotel security
detail is also mobilized. So every security man around the place is running up
and down taking their indispensable position in the protection of their PM.
Those with two way radios are talking into their two way radios giving or
taking instructions – it does not matter which one you are doing just as long
as you are talking into the two way radio. And here comes the critical part for
the hotel that the PM is visiting or the kenduri that the PM is going to……each
bodyguards, police escorts, UTK personnel… all of them will require a free meal
and drinks from the host hotel! Good job if you can get it!
No do not forget the traffic police
along the routes to ensure the way was clear for the VIPS. All these people
could instead be doing something useful…like fighting crime! It is beyond a
What is the necessity of having this
pain in the butt motorcades to add to our traffic woes? Is it not enough that
we are caught in massive traffic jams, have to pay tolls even within city
limits, pay bribes to PDRM? Don’t we already have enough problems getting from
point A to point B in our horrendous traffic without these motorcades making it
As it is now we are a country with a
population of 28 million, 13
States, 3 Federal territories, 13 state government and one Federal, 9 Sultans,
three governors and one king…and you cannot forget all the number two in line
to the Sultan and the King too…all think they too need escorts. Ok lah someone
wants me to mention the MB’s too! So here goes…do not forget Khir Toyo! His
palatial house alone would qualify him for an escort – straight to jail – do
not pass go, do not collect $200 – just go straight to jail!
Then of course one PM and one DPM.
All these people cannot move an inch
without security details, out riders, motorcades escorts making the move with
As if that was not enough there are
some bozo who goes and buys his own motorcycles because he thinks that the
motorcycles used by the police are not hip enough. Just to complicate things
the Johor Royal House used to have their own Johore Armed Forces – which I think
have now been disbanded! For what
reason? Singapore going to invade them or are they going to invade Singapore?
Then there is the IGP; the head of
the Armed forces…every one of them with their own security detail.
It is getting beyond a joke. – Not
only on terms of costs but just imagine this: The very though of all those
motorcades and security details converging en mass at a function that requires
all these V.I.Piss to be present…the mind boggles at that possibilities! Not at
the time it will take to get every V.I.Piss seated but at the cost of the free
meals to be provided for all those escort details!
Come on lah. Enough is enough. Keep
the King. Pension the rest of the Sultans. Pay for their pension for one
generation only and go tell their descendents to earn their own money and say 'Hasta
la vista, baby. The taxpayers no longer
want to finance their sordid personal lives full of sex outside marriage, illegitimate
offspring’s, many wives, drink, gambling and gambling debts…what have you! Hell
I know of at least two Sultans that had collections of porn, collected, I hope
with their own money
Has there ever been one instance
when the lives of these VIPS were ever threatened? Not one that I can really
recall. The number of accidents and deaths causes by these motorcades
…plenty. Police escort dying in accidents, accidents caused by these
motorcades…the list goes on!
I can assure these V.I.Piss that
traveling without these motorcades is not going to do anything to lower their
esteem or importance to us. It might deflate their own ego possibly –but it
does nothing to us. Nothing because you really are nothing to us! Well ok lah if we are traveling in
the same direction I can tag along behind the motorcade for a while and breeze
through some traffic lights but most of the time I am traveling in the opposite
Can I suggest this to all of
you…well at least those of you who would have the guts to do so. The next time
you see those blue lights flashing and siren wailing motorcades come bearing
down upon you - do not stop. Do
not head towards the side of the road. Stay where you are! Better still move to
the center of the road. Put your hazard lights on, slow down to a snail pace, and
toot your horn repeatedly. Wave your hand over your car roof i.e. telling the
motorcade that they can go over you car roof if they are in such a hurry!
If you are as brave as RPK (some say
stupid but I say that RPK guy is brave lah….don’t want to upset RPK!) …give
them the finger…not all your fingers…just the middle finger lah!