In a world of dysphoria, marked by financial instability, war and threat of war, unpredictable weathers and climates, the London Olympics will be a welcoming euphoric event, unless one is silly enough to compare with another Olympic. The most pressing concern will be how the British manage the safety and security of the Games. We have in mind the terrorists, whether god inspired or self radicalized locally. Unfortunately, our colonial mentality does not go all the way of emulating. Our PM speaks well, with a BBC accent, but his aristocratic flair is with the third world. We are told that Malaysia is the safest country in Asia. That little “red dot” down south is often ignored in comparison. We have a new 3 R, which Singapore lack. The tiny nation’s draconian laws have frightened these people. The 3 Rs are: Rob, Ravage and Rape. We see them everywhere and every day in this country. Safety and security are the basic of Maslow’s hierarchy of wants and needs. If this basic need cannot be met, please don’t convince me about other aspiration, other than sex, which our politicians excel in every imaginable way. For my own safety and security, I was advised not to open my clinic too late. Staying at home, with video-cam, alarms and dogs may provide a false sense of protection. Supermarkets and car parks are where those scoundrels hide and prey on victims. Perhaps, due to my age and sex, I console myself that out of the 3 R, I am less likely to be raped! Bless my soul, instead of being a potential victim, why don’t I change my “profession”? It requires little education, little skill, except the will to kill or be killed, and a little high on drugs, good income with little costing, and, if caught, just share the loot and everything is “boleh”. “Yes, we can”, President Obama repeated that rhetoric seven times in his Victory speech. The President was not the first to use those three “magic words”. Dr. M has better vocal, his “R” intonation echoes among our Forest Hills for three decades, just to keep his throne.
Mr. PM, Thank you for giving the tidbits, but help is urgently needed to secure them, not at the expense of rampaging the main meals and soups.