Sunday, March 20, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

Just getting a few job interview offers. Taking up what I can.

Apart from that, a few nights this week, I've been accompanying my Dad to the more remote reaches of Klang. Closer to the Banting area.

One of Dad's friends (more of an adopted son, actually,) lives there. He's OK, but his area isn't exactly safe to breathe in; there's an IMMENSE blanket of human smog, generated by the constant burning of vegetation from the oil palm estates in the area.

Practically every night when I go there with Dad, that accursed smog is still there. According to Wan (Dad's friend, as mentioned above), open burning is still frequently conducted here to clear the land for re-planting oil palms and the like.

And I thought that open burning was OUTLAWED by now. Looks like old habits die hard. Those guys are PRETTY IGNORANT about one thing: the haze.

We've had to fend off the haze on several occasions many years ago. One of the more recent cases, last year to be exact, pointed to Indonesia's own open-burning policies.

But I disagree. We shouldn't be pointing fingers at our neighbours for making our lives hellish. After all, for every finger pointed at someone, 3 fingers POINT BACK!

And IMHO, I believe the cause of the next haze will be from our own wrongdoings, and no one else's. Let's hope we come to our senses before it's too late...

Saviour-V teleports out...

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