Two more days and Ramadhan 1431 H is over. These two more days will be the final effort for those who seek the pleasures of Allahs’ forgiveness and blessing that is doubled more than normal months. Ramadhan is the holy month and mother of all months. Ever since the 1st of Ramadhan obidient Muslims has sacrifice their daily lives to obey Gods orders as stipulated in the Quran, preventing from consuming food and drinks from dawn to dusk and at night put up double effort to pray and submit oneself to God.
I and glad that this year has been the best year for me for Ramadhan. For the first time in my life, I have not missed all the compulsory night prayers of Maghrib, Isya’ and Suboh at the Surau and the Tarawih that comes only in Ramadhan. I am grateful that Allah had given me the opportunity to improve myself without fail this year. I hoe next year will be much better than this year, Insyaallah. Now I ask myself, will I be able to meet Ramadhan again next year?
The exodus begins. Many Klites will be leaving the city. The same too for others from other cities and towns all over. Ops Sikap 22 has already been in place. The statistics is alarming. Its a count up or a count down? Everytime when there is Ops Sikap we will be looking at whether the number increases. Just like the Olympic Games. The medal tally really attracts everybody. For the past three days death figures has been in two figures. What can we conclude from these figures. For me Ops Sikap is a failure and the relevant authorities has to look into other measures to check the increasing death list. Ops Sikap from my point of view is just another way for increasing Governments coffer through traffic summons. And these summons are the evergreen ‘Saman Ekor’ where drivers are penalised without trial and most of them are victims while the real offenders usually get off scott free. Saman Ekor is just another way of achieving KPIs for the traffic police.
Another reason that Saman Ekor fail is that traffic police are concentrating on speed traps when the real culprit of death is not speed. It is wreckless driving. How many times we find roads are police free when we travel on highways especially? Most of the time I travel from KL to Alor Setar, the most I see is one or two patrol car and at most time none. PDRM should deploy more patrol cars and traffic riders that ply up and down the road and highways. It would be a much better deterrent for drivers to flout traffic laws. Static police officer is not successful because they can only observe as far as their sight permits. Cooperation from drivers too, is very high whenever we see speed trap points, JPJ checking's etc. we will give the signal to warn fellow drivers. This is much so more visible amongst heavy vehicle such ad trucks, lorries and express buses. Every time they meet on the way they will wave at each other even though the other driver is not his friend. It is not just a friendly wave. Its a sign that there is no speed traps or police/JPJ check.