Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jamal Md Yunus the Petty Trader

For those of us who have this romantic notion that petty traders have challenging lives and that they eke out a difficult existence – please banish that insight! You have never been so wrong. No doubt you have read about this group of people who are bent on protesting in front of S Ambiga’s house to show their displeasure at Bersih 3.0. Yes, they claimed to have lost out during Bersih 3.0 – but for those who didn’t know, that’s because they shut down their business on that day! And they are not as deprived as they want you to believe.

Take Jamal Md Yunus – I mentioned about him in my blog yesterday titled “Official Birth of a New Toastmasters Club” – as an example. He is the owner of the Sekinchan Ikan Bakar Restaurant chain and also a luxury car dealer! Yet he has claimed to possess a licence for a stall on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) in Kuala Lumpur. Hmmn, I really wonder. Shouldn’t DBKL be issuing business licenses to deserving people?

This phony named Jamal says that he wants to make a point that when the law is transgressed, chaos ensues. He opposes Bersih 3.0 because it supposedly went against the law. But this poser is intent on breaking the law to make his point. Isn’t this what we call “hypocrisy”? Isn’t Jamal a rapscallion, a scalawag, a troublemaker?

He has an agenda, obviously. It is not enough to take his protest to S Ambiga's house. He even mocked Bersih by calling his event "Bersih 4.0 - Mencucikan Bersih 1, 2, 3" (Cleaning up Bersih 1, 2, 3). Jamal the petty trader is another lowlife that we can easily come across in Malaysia nowadays. No wonder this country stinks to heavens.

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