The sight that greeted me today at the UKRC was over-whelming ! Talk about 1Malaysia .....hmmm ...well come to think of it, 1Malaysia IS only talk anyway !
Scenes like this has been going on for years dating back to the 60's when there were British soldiers based in Terendek Camp and air bases were run by Aussies in most aerodromes in the peninsular, when families came together every Saturday morning, kids in tow, to spend a day at "their" clubhouse. The men bonded together over a few beers and the women folk spent time talking shop or gossiped or bragged about how well their kids were doing in school. And the kids had the whole field to run wild in the morning sun and play the various games organised by the residents appointed committee and for a long long time all was good.
All that changed when a certain son of an immigrant was appointed to head the Selangor state. Greed ( and he still is famous for !) over-took what little, if any, principles he had as he eyed financial gain for himself and his cronies who encouraged him to poke his filthy fingers into the affairs of this once happy and self reliant community and their clubhouse and playing field ! And the rest is history !
Today, a little over 4 years in power, since the March 2008 "tsunami" Malaysia saw, the new PR government, who had in their election address/promise vowed to return the clubhouse together with the playing field to the community and over-turning the "bull-dozed" gazette that the former BN government via Khir Toyo and his goons, imposed on this clubhouse and playing field collectively known as UKRC ! And word on the ground is, this new chief minister of the Selangor state has acknowledged in principle that the clubhouse belongs to the residence BUT the field is to be in the state's and the chief minister's pleasure ! Damn these new government if that happened.
There are about a thousand members in this club. Let's take into consideration their spouses and other members of their families. Can we put about 4,000 eligible voters in this small residential garden as a whole of this community. Think what happens in the next GE when this community is scorned if the state rules against their favour and confiscate the field and only allow them ownership of the clubhouse !
Think Khalid, think and think fast, you moron ! You'd be no better then the old government when it comes to living up to your election promises....or are you even worse then the old crooks ? Walk the talk and don't expect the simple but dedicated and responsible folks of Ulu Klang to come begging for scraps.
Give UKRC ( the whole package- their clubhouse and their field ) back to the residents of UK with no deals attached.....or face the wrath of over 4,000 tax-paying voters and their families in the next GE !
Below are pictures of today's gathering at the UKRC.....like any other Saturday morning from the days of our colonial masters. Enjoy !