I do understand the people's anger and frustration with the authorities during this Covid-19 pandemic.
I sympathise with them.
Received a call from a very upset friend just now.
He had went to the Bukit Puchong police station to get permission to cross state border because he needs to send his daughter home after she completed her practical training in Cheras.
The daughter needed to vacate her rented room tomorrow.
His wife, who is at home with their other child who is with autism also needed him to be there as she has to go for her first vaccine jab tomorrow.
The boy could throw a fit if left alone and she doesn't have anyone to help look after him.
My friend lives alone in a rented room in Puchong because of his work.
The corporal who manned the desk didn't even let him have the permission form, telling my friend that his daughter should go home alone on a bus.
My friend told the policeman that taking a bus would put her daughter at more risk of Covid infection but was told if that's the case he should send his daughter home in a plane.
|Picture by my friend|
When my friend pleaded for consideration because of his autistic child, the policeman said that's his own problem.
I don't know what exactly the corporal said, but it really upset my friend.
I told my friend not to argue with the policeman anymore as he may get in trouble because of it.
"Polis tu ada pistol, engko tak ada," I said to him.
I tried to calm him down as much as I could.
Told him to pray to Allah for that policeman and his colleagues to be blessed with autistic children so that they will understand his predicament.
In Islam, if you can't do anything in a predicament, then you pray.
Also, told him not to be too sympathetic the next time when policemen get into trouble at work as they were just doing their job and getting paid for it.
"Engko anggap je lepas ni dia orang tu buat kerja untuk dapat gaji, bukannya sebab nak berkorban untuk rakyat ke apa ke," I said to my friend.
Well, I know that's not politically correct, but I have to comfort my upset friend, okay.
"Kalau engko masih tak puas hati juga, engko doa je banyak-banyak biar Muhyiddin dan menteri-menteri dapat anak autism juga," I added.
Well, KJ should understand why I said that to my friend. He has a child with autism.
Anyway, I think Muhyiddin and gang lost the votes of my friend and his family over the incident.
People who are upset with the authorities, over whatever matters, tend not to support the government.
Yup, I really understand when people put up that kerajaan gagal hashtag.
I'm not going to argue with them.