Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Infernal Affair..

In respect and favour of my dear friend Mr. San..I’m going to respond to his post and share my own opinion regards to the issue as follow..

teda yg salah di atas…semua pun manusia.ada perasaan dan kemahuan “ was my earlier response to his post of Sabahan Youth Trapped

1stly..don’t get the wrong impression here and I’m hoping we can share our thoughtful mind to elaborate and come up with better solution or better method to deal this issue..

“Kami diberitahu gajinya ialah RM900 sebulan…”
“We were told that the salary would be S$900 per month…”

I’m not looking for fault here..but this must be made CLEAR..S$1.00 is equal to (range between) RM2.36 – RM2.40...it’s obvious that S$900 is not RM900 and the correct amount could be (range between) RM2124 - RM2160….now what if this guy receives the said amount if he were to work in Sabah? Isn’t the amount is quite high in Sabah, is it? Would he complaints? He mentioned that they work from 8:00 am to midnight with only 8:00 pm meal in a day…so basically they work over 12 hours per day (16 hours to be exact)..Sorry but I really need to know… How many days they work in a week? Monday to Friday…or perhaps 3 days per week basis…if it’s 16/7 then he better make complaint…perhaps most people doesn’t know that most factory workers would work 12 hours a day of 4 days a week basis (this has been amended from the previous 5-6 days a week 4 years ago), with low BASIC salary…I had my own experience working as a factory operator/worker…it was during the semester break in 2000…we (with my U-mates) worked 5 days a week basis..12 hours a day, a 2 weeks salary scheme. Some of us (including me sometimes) even went to work during the weekend…Question why? If you’d like to earn big bucks, you need to work your a-out!! So how much we earned working for 2 weeks..during that days, it was depends on the shift you were in..working night shift would have extra allowance compared to day shift..so roughly 2 weeks salary was above RM900…1 month salary would be (range between) RM1800 – RM2500 or more..It’s not fixed though because of double or triple pay on selected occasions (Public Holiday)..Sometimes you CAN NOT complaint when it comes to earn money for living....that's reality and if you can't proceed..quit or stop whining..

“Dengan itu kami bersetuju dengan apa yang diminta ejen itu iaitu membayar RM1,000 sebagai yuran pemprosesan dan terpaksa membeli tiket penerbangan kami sendiri ke Singapura dan juga kos pasport antarabangsa,”

Why is that, this statement couldn't be found in the English version…atau yang ini kana tambah ni…Presumably, this guy had spent over RM1300; RM1000 for admin fee…Flight ticket from KK to JB airport that could range between RM150 – RM300 (Airasia kan murah)..Malaysia International Passport would cost another RM300…He 'willingly' spent that amount of money just to go to Singapore for a work that is not yet guarantied? This guy actually have lots of money huh.....I really can’t afford that amount of money in 2 days…if I do I wouldn’t dare to spend them for something that is not fun or interesting at all (“Dalam masa dua hari beliau dan tiga remaja lain dari pekan yang sama menaiki pesawat ke Lapangan Terbang Senai di Johor Baharu”)

Enough la…mau juga cari mencari isu yang inda patut di timbulkan pula….I don’t really fancy this kind of story because we knew that…it is avoidable, isn’t it? Unless it’s His will..I actually love to think this incident as a matter of responsibility…each of these players or characters have their own responsibility and role…and blaming the agent is not entirely correct..the same goes to the victims..but really..this is avoidable...

Act 1 – Boss (modus operandi organizer)
Act 2 – Middle man (local agent)
Act 3 – Victims
Act 3.1 – Victims’ family and friends

Act 1 would definitely have all the benefits from Act 1 as well as Act 3…So how exactly this incident took place. Let’s re-wind and re-play the incident here.. kira macam time travel la ni...
Act 2 went to rural area to lure rural people to work in Singapore…along with promises offering better pay and better life in Singapore. Act 3 then met with Act 2…unknown location…either Act 2 confronted Act 3 or Act 3 confronted Act 2 was unknown….OK..now Act 3 was already thinking about big bucks….at this stage I am wondering….did Act 3.1 play its role correctly? I mean, if you were my friend and I ask you if it is OK to spend RM1300 to look for job in Singapore…would you agree and be happy by encouraging me to follow Act 2 then risking my safety in Singapore as well as my money...Act 3.1 has failed in its responsibility...encouraging people especially someone who’s close and dear to you is well appreciated but when we fail to rectify and determine any possible defects. We are actually failing them. So would you jeopardize your own friend? I don’t really get it. As far as I know most rural people that I’ve met were really stubborn…they would not easily be fooled by this trick…. how could someone believe that RM1000 is required to start in a new job...it does make sense to spend RM1000 for you to come to Singapore to work because you’ll need to buy flight ticket, passport and accommodation BUT does it really make sense for admin fee alone!!!??Are they joining a membership club in Singapore??!! Is it really true that Sabahan is that stupid to think RM1000 is acceptable for admin fee??!!! They might but they (elderly people) have always taken extra precautions….my parents would usually call or text me asking my opinion…especially new business opportunity…people from the urban area come in-out our village to offer something for their own benefit...please be careful!!! The same thing goes to selling land & properties...

What then happened to Act 1 and Act 2….they actually enjoying these new prospects...how much money they spent? Obviously it was less than RM1300...the money they collected of RM1000 per each candidate was shared between Act 1 and Act 2…imagine if they’ve had 100 candidates lured to this syndicate..RM100, 000.00 in business man!!!! Now who should we blame here? Is it Act 1? Is it Act 2? Is it Act 3 or Act 3.1? They are all human…and human tends to act stupid...human tends to manipulate others…human tends to terrorizing others...at the end… human is the best creatures AND ALSO the worst of all…Act 1 and Act 2 have played their role perfectly… especially Act 2 who was the one that doing almost all the talking and luring…We can’t totally say that Act 3 and Act 3.1 were easily fooled due to their lack of education or knowledge…education and knowledge are something that we can gain as well as lose… but logic is the ultimate guidance in our life…we tend to do thing based on logic…we think we should control the fire when cooking is based on logic....education and knowledge explain the logic of fire needing control…

What can we, Sabahan do to resolve this issue? We should think why most Sabahan opt to work in Peninsular...would you mind helping me listing them down? This is one of the issue and there are plenty I think.…

Low salary/earning
Middle income class society mostly U-grads..they studied 3-5 years or more perhaps to get a ticket called as Diploma, Degree and some might have Master…decades ago, these tickets would mean better life-style…better financial…better in almost everything…it has changed although not entirely but we need something better than tickets to hold a good position with a good earning...Fresh grads who studied in Peninsular would mostly spend another 1 – 3 years (or more..) in Peninsular to work..gaining lots of experiences...earn decent money every month to help family in Sabah as well as enjoying what life can offers….how much is considered suite for fresh grads these days..5 years ago...it was RM1600 – RM1800…then increased to RM2000 or more…depending on their respective fields..I don’t have to mention people who works in O&G field…RM2500 is still seems low in O&G for fresh grads...NOW the big question is how many companies and fields in Sabah would offer these discreet amounts for our local fresh grads? How about Sabahan that have worked for long period in Peninsular or overseas…how much our local (Sabahan) could offer them considering their experiences and knowledge? Are you telling me that we should think about Sabah first before ourselves? A saying...”love yourself before you can love someone else”...or… “Help yourself before you help other”...How can someone to help Sabah if he/she is the one that eventually contributed to the amount of low income number in Sabah…..for what purpose you studied 3-5 years and yet still walking the hard road?

I’m not saying that there’s no future working in Sabah..it just that our Government is not making effective approach to increase our lifestyle, sociology as well as economy...Well I heard of several on-going Mega Projects in Sabah but I still doubt if they would actually work… we know that Sabah is still labeled as the poorest state in Malaysia..with high number of low income family… Let's just say..there are 3 income classes in our society...High, Middle and Low…Middle-income society could be considered as the sole users or buyers in our society…they are the one doing shopping…spending money everyday trying to look like high income society…basically they are the group that contribute in money flowing everyday...what about low income society? they are normally coming from rural areas...mostly in agricultures...they do have their own life style but would enjoy their own life in another different ways….but there are NO shopping… NO cinema treat...NO KFC…NO Pizza or dinner in restaurants…basicaly not directly contributing to our money-flow in daily basis but perhaps monthly or couple of months when they go out for supplies...High-income society? Why we need to worry about them..they all kaya la….they are the group that control the power of money..damn you guys!!! nanti kamu...If we really want our people to improve and get better...the Government shall introduce a resolution that able to tackle these 2 income classes (Middle and Low)…what can the government do for the low-income people? Lots been done for the middle income society..we have new (and existing) shopping malls..1Borneo..KK Time Square..Warisan Plaza etc..all these would only contribute to middle as well as high income societies....even 'Pelipin' yang di kategorikan low income for some of them..still managed to treat themselves into cinema once in a while...

Do we need Batman or Superman to do the work? Do we prefer vampires to eliminate all the Pelipin? What say you Sabahan!!!

13 comments:

JerryInc said...

nicely put (walaupun tlampau panjang hehe). bottom line is, sendiri pandai pikir, weight the options first before deciding...kan kan haha

Wel^Beiolman said...

hi jerry..iya..bottom line kita sendiri yg decide...don't decide and know the risk tp bila betul2 jadi mau komplen..we are not stupid and I know orang kg pun inda begitu bodoh..kasi biar anak mcm tu sja bg duit RM1300 la tuk p singapore mau p keja...pikir dulu..orang bilang no regret in life...regret apa guna kalu suda jadi..hehe..

JerryInc said...

butul jg lah pa ko cakap..but still, people make stupid decision all the time and there isnt anyone who hasnt regretted doing anything somehwere in their lifetime.

look at the bright side, their mistakes will be another person's lesson :). everything happens for a reason...

Wel^Beiolman said...

ba jerry..semart jg la falsafah ko..haha."their mistakes will be another person's lesson :). everything happens for a reason..."

setuju la butul2...mcm jg org bilang kalu semua bijak pandai..sepa la jadi tukang sapu tukang pungut sampah kan..haha...sebab ada org buat silap la kita belajar...sbb silap kita la kita belajar lebih..hehe..good point!

Ornest said...

Bagus tulisan ko ni Wel. Sungguh membuka minda :) Tapi ada juga orang yang masih senang ditipu walaupun sdh tau ada org kana tipu dgn cara yg sama sblm ini. Contohnya penipuan 4D dan peraduan SMS tu.. ramai tu yg kana di Sabah. Tp lepas tu ada juga yg masih kana tipu.. Itulah kuasa dan pengaruh wang terhadap pemikiran waras manusia apabila ditawarkan..

Memang gaji di Sabah masih rendah jika dibanding dgn di peninsular. That's one of the reason why ramai belia pigi peninsular karaja. Satu lagi reason yang dapat sa fikir adalah keadaan social di Sabah ini yang mana semakin dikuasai oleh pendatang.. Ini menimbulkan rasa tidak senang di kalangan penduduk selain dari bimbang akan keselamatan mereka. Macam teori pengisihan bah, dalam ruang yang sempit apabila ada orang luar masuk, mesti ada yang kena kasih keluar. Dlm kes ini, apabila ada pti masuk, persaingan utk mendapatkan kerja di Sabah semakin besar. Mau tidak mau, terpaksa pigi ke tempat lain utk mencari kerja..

urang ranau said...

betul tu cakap si ornest, tidak salah mo pergi merantau tmpt urg, tp pastikan diri sudah well equipped. maksud sia, ada basic pengetahuan ttg tmpt yg derang mo pergi, tahu kerja apa yg mau di buat, double check betul ka tidak itu company established..etc. plg siok klu sekolah tinggi2 lepas tuh pergi negara urg jd bos urg derang..kih kih kih..(asyik derang ja jd bos kita..kita pun mo trai juga kasi perintah2 diorang) kan??? habisla sia klu kwn kerja phm hehehe..

cLaiRe Bennet said...

mmm....btl jg ba semua yg sda dorang ckp di atas tu...blh sj p keja tempat org ba asal sda cukup persediaan dan penyellidikan yg sepatutnya..mmg mslh la kalau yg nda berapa ada pengalaman lg p negeri org ln atau yg dr kg yg nda biasa lg d bandar..org ambil kesepatan ja nti...di kg semua org bgs kn..d bandar ni tau2 ja la...ada jg saudara sy yg pernah kena tipu gitu tu...mistake sendiri jg kali pecaya sama agen2 ni abis femes gia tu dlu psl iklan2 perkerjaan tu..d bus stop pun ada kana lakat ba...'peluang perkerjaan d spore' dia bilang..familiar? hehe penipuan ada d mana2 ba..sian la sepa2 sja yg terkena..dlm pikiran mmg mau cari duit..mau keja..tu ja yg menjadi kepentingan kn...at least btl jg la, other pple mistake org lain dpt ambi pengajaran...tu sja yg dapat di ambil iktibar dr apa yg berlaku...sebelum semua ni terjadi susah jg mo tau kn...nda semestinya d tempat org lain ja dpt berjaya ba..tempat sendiri pun blh yg penting ada kesungguhan yg tinggi...p tempat org lain pun sama juga jadi kuli..napa nda kita start ja dr tempat sndri kn..byk peluang jg ba tu cuma ikut dr org jg..suka ka nda..mau ka nda..lgpun mungkin agak berat dan mencbar pada permulaan dia..mmg susah...sy tau jg..tp nda semestinya mo ikut semua org p keja yg menjadi kebiasaan kn..semua dr diri sendiri jg...tiap2 hari jual sayur pun kumpul2 lama2 kalau btl2 berusaha..blh maju jg ba..apa jg salah dia jadi petani? penternak? napa mesti mo ikut2 org keja yg ada class kenen..kilang2..operator...lain la kalau yg mmg ada pendidikan tinggi then mo la keja setaraf mcm sijil yg dia dpt..nda pa..tu hak masing2..ada kelayakan..tp kalau yg teda semua tu? nda mampu mo belajar tinggi..drp kasi sayang hampir seribu kos p berkerja d tempat org utk menjadi kuli...bgs lagi berusha d tempat sndri kn..nda ka? hehe just my opinion la..

JerryInc said...

ermmm...sirius oo kamurang kan...:P. sepa mau jadi YB ni nanti? :)

Wel^Beiolman said...

jerry...ko jadi YB sia sokong ko la..ehe..

Ornest..betul tu..sebenarnya tu pun jadi punca kenapa sya masi tidak berminat dan berhati mau berada d sabah..bayangkan di hujung minggu mau p berjalan2 d shop kompleks...sungguh sedih bila tinguk ramai orang sekeliling kita...bukan bangsa kita..lebih teruk durang lebih berkuasa pula...sama jg seperti mencari kawasan perumahan yg selamat..mungkin bulan ini selamat tp selepas 6 bulan ada penempatan baru pula tiba2 muncul..hehe..keselamatan mula tidak terjamin..

Claire...ko ada point yg bgs..kenapa kita mesti pergi tempat org sedangkan kita buli bermula dan berusaha d tempat sendiri..dan soalan ini sya buli tanya ko balik...kenapa ko d sini?mcm belum 1 thn tu kan d silytect..hehe..so bila kita cakap kita mesti tahu kita sendiri tidak melakukan benda yg sama...haha...its not a reason why kita stay sini..tp reason kenapa org kita mesti stay sabah suda tu tau clarice yang ko bg...hehe..anyway..good point..mimang kita semua buli start dan usaha d sabah..dari bawah dan dari mula..kita jg buat benda yg sama d sini ba..keja dari bawah..tp kenapa ko inda cakap..ko dari bawah d sabah ada apa..dan ko mula dari bwh di sini ada apa...2 tempat berbeza dan apa yg ko dapat dari 2 tempat berbeza...

pada pendapat sia..antara lain kenapa kita mesti kuar merantau dari sabah adalah..bukan keluar inda mau balik..balik jg tp bila mau berjaya kita mesti keluar jg..orang bilang..think out of the box...lg luas perjalanan lg besar pengetahuan ba jg..bayangkan bila anda berada d sabah sepanjang hayat anda....anda kira grad U tapi dari kecil hingga tua anda cuma berada d sabah..betapa kecil dunia kita..so kebaikan bila anda ada anak d perantauan..sedikit sebanyak anda mampu membawa and kongsi perjalanan hidup anda dengan parents..kalu masi ada dan sempat...seperti juga parents anda membawa anda bila pindah ke tempat kerja baru...kita merupakan pendorong kepada mereka ini untuk melihat dunia luar..masih di ingat 10 tahun lepas..apabila abang sya ke UK untuk belajar..ia merupakan perkara besar di kalangan keluarga dan kawan keluarga...begitu jg yg berjaya ke semenanjung...dan bayangkan betapa happy parents bila anda suda bekerja..tidak kira d negeri mana d negara mana...anda menjemput mereka d lapangan terbang dan menunjukkan keadaan kehidupan d negara lain..d negeri lain..anda sebenarnya telah memenuhi cita2 kecil d hati mereka untuk keluar melihat dunia ini.....

ramai jg yg bekerja d luar tidak akan kembali k sabah tp kita mesti terima hakikat..pemergian mereka bukan punca kejatuhan sabah...1000 orang ini kembali ke sabah..apa yg mampu mereka buat untuk mengembalikan kesejahteraann sabah...sekiranya 100 dari 1000 merupakan pegawai atasan sabah..kemungkinan kita mampu melihat perubahan..tp bayangkan hanya 10 dari 1000 itu merupakan pegawai kerajaan dan tidak pun berpangkat besar..urang bilang kadam..mengharapkan YB sekarang dengan pengalaman besar masih tidak mampu melakukan apa2...dari 100 org tadi kita pula menunggu 2-5 tahun untuk melihat muka baru belajar selok belok pemerintahan d sabah...dan 2-5 tahun lagi untuk pelaksanaan penyelesaian..dan 10 kemudian..muka baru ini telah berubah sikap..seperti yg sering berlaku..

entah la..permasalahan duniawi betul ni...

cLaiRe Bennet said...

hehe..that's y la sy ckp tu well..suka atau nda..sm berkelayakan atau nda..mmg la semua yg masuk u mau jg kerja bbrapa tahun d cni baru blk sabah..just an opinion ba jg tu..semua org ada priority yg berbeza2..kenapa sy d cni? sy sedar jg masa sy buat tu pendapat yg sy sendiri pun d cni bukan d sabah..tp dlm situasi sy tu..sy ada responsibility yg begitu besar towards my family..sama jg mcm org lain..sm sy mmg nda buli tahan lg mau tunggu bbrapa lama utk dpt peluang kerja yg bagus d sabah..mmg ada jg tu..tp lmbt..so i have to decide fast..itu utk sy la..hehe semua org ada reason sndri la..tp kira point dia tu kalau dpt berusaha ja dlu d tempat sendiri kalau dpt nda pyh pigi jadi kuli jauh2...nti sda berjaya pun buli lihat dunia jg ba..buli keluar dr sabah jg sda..drpada point utama dia..napa mau p kumpul duit beribu2 p keja d spore ka d mana then kana tipu..tu la kan...apa pun..d mana pun kita keja..d sana ka d cni..harap2 sampai masa dia, we wud be d one who makes a diff to sabah economy n development la...tu sja yg kita mau ba tu kan...;p

Wel^Beiolman said...

clarisa..sia ingat ko masih bercuti lagi..yup..you're correct and I was expecting that kinda answer..still it doesn't answer why you or any must really go back to sabah instead looking for other opportunity in other states..hehe..don't you think that most of us have the exact same reason to be here...we're looking for something and struggling hard enough to get into the financial stability zone...ahaha..although money is not everything still..we are here for money...if you think you can't wait and you need to decide fast then others might give the same excuse...actually that could be the only relevant excuse we're here...as I had mentioned in my post..why do we need another 3-5 years walking the hard road to get what we deserve..after 3-5 years struggle in U..ehehe..sia paham juga point ko ba cuma...saja mau kasi keluar tu politik ko..hehe..

anyway..kita semua ada reason..if you think u are the only one who think about ur family then u're wrong..we all are thinking of them..we all have our responsibility towards our family..parents etc..and that's one big reason we opt to work here jg...

why wouldn't you see the outside if you have the capability and financial to go far?macam ko inda suka keluar la ba tu..what i was saying earlier was..we are giving our parents or family an opportunity to see the outside...am not saying about u or us who have been staying here for almost 10 years ba...ko ini clarisa..adei..sebenarnya point utama is almost the same us as...you'll need to think in their shoes jg ba clarice..bukan durang minta begitu..it just that they had made a wrong decision..who knows we may do the same if we were them...how do you explain not being a kuli clarice..would u work in sabah if you're not holding the highest post in that company? means u still kuli juga..bawahan kuli juga kan..or perhaps u're going to open ur own company..and u're the owner..CEO and GM..than u're not a kuli la..kalu macam tu sia mau keja d company ko la..sia jadi kuli ko..hehe..come on clarice..be reasonable..hehe...there's nothing wrong being a kuli when we work in other people's territory ba...mimang end result yg matter...we work here because we hope for the end result when we got home juga..hoping that we can resolve the 1st big thing we worry about in sabah..salary/earning...we're selling our self to any company in sabah to offer us their financial based on what can we offer them..the same scenario apply when one looking for another job..we need money and happiness...we can find happiness in sabah..coz we're near our family but will you be happy all the time thinking how much you earn monthly..jangan pula suda balik sabah then balik p negeri org lagi mencari peluang kerja yg offer lebih bgs....apa pendapat ko kelarisa..hehe....and back to your suka atau inda..berkelayakan atau inda..u're here mean u didn't like it la..nobody like to work with low earning but have to work hard everyday ba clarisa...they have another reason for that..berkelayakan atau inda..this could be another reason but how can you explain for those who have achieve billion of RM or dollar without education...were they qualified for what they were doing? we need education but not education yang menjamin 100% kejayaan kita..then balik to my post..I call them ticket kan..it just a ticket to get their attention for interview..we are the one who perform during the interview not our ticket....apa kata anda clarisa..

cLaiRe Bennet said...

my goat! u r totally off the point la welster! did u even get what i meant? ekeke..sy tau tu napa..sb ms2 sy type tu kn..byk benda dlm fikiran sy..solution dia apa semua..tp mcm sy sendiri yg faham ni..gitu ba..sy expect yg sy tulis tu urang pun ada jg sda jawapan dia sndri dlm otak...mcm kenen sama2 memikirkan benda yg sama sewaktu sy menulis dan semasa mereka membaca..haha well..it didnt work nampaknya...i thought we both have read the 'rich dad, poor dad' ni...u knw what i mean...adeh..susah mo kasi keluar semua ni dlm erti kata yg plg mudah dan jelas utk semua melihat point2 utama dia..mungkin kita patut buat buku ni..hahaha nti kau, ada masa sy post blog pasal apa sebenarnya yg sy maksudkn..etc..hehe br blk bercuti..byk kerja pla..my goat!

Wel^Beiolman said...

kenapa kambing ko kelarisa..hehe...napa ko inda balas kelarisa..urang mau menjana minda politik dia..ahahaha...rich dad..poor dad..i listened la klarisa..sia ada cakap kan..sia ada audio dia..hehe..adeh...

point utama dia..mesti tanggung risiko bila mau berjaya..haha..ba..nanti ko belanja sia beer lepas tu kita bincang lg la k.hehe..