Make no mistake, the outcome of GE14 held in May has indeed ushered in a new Malaysia. Yet, as our country as a whole heads towards a new and brighter future, it seems that some people have a lot of catching up to do in the areas of common sense and civic-mindedness.
It was reported by Astro Awani that during the Raya weekend, while most Malaysians were away, the streets of KL saw an influx of people of other nationalities. Nothing wrong so far.
What was wrong—and frankly, appalling—is the rubbish that they’ve conveniently left behind. Not in (or even around) the bins mind you, but on every street that they’ve walked on, which really tarnishes the image of our beautiful city.
It looked like a scene straight out of every natural disaster movie ever made. Except, the only disaster here were the inconsiderate people who trashed the place.
It was reported that popular locations such as Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR), Pasar Seni, Puduraya, and Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) were filled with rubbish such as plastic bottles and whatever else they deemed they no longer want on their person.
Some were even seen spitting out chewed betel leaves on the streets. In case you don’t know, betel leaf spit leaves a stubborn reddish-brown stain on the ground.
Just reading this really got us into a fit of rage, but even that is secondary to how sorry we feel for the poor men and women of Alam Flora who have to clean up after these fully-grown adults. Urgh! Remember to always dispose of your thrash in the bins, everyone.