I was at Maxis to pay my bills. I waited patiently at one of the counters. There was this "three fella crowd" at the next counter. Two of them were foreign students from Africa. I never liked them because most of them are rowdy. The other was a gal, I think a Malay gal. Maybe I like to stereotype them but I have heard more than enough times how these gals fall for the Africans. My conclusion is that their dongs are so huge that the gals will give anything to taste them and have them in the theirs.
Well, this time, it was different. I felt good that the gal was defending the African students. Apparently another African student cheat had come to the Maxis counter and reported that his SIM card was lost. They processed a new SIM card without verifying his identity thoroughly. After obtaining the SIM card, the felon used it to withdraw money from the African student's bank account. How it works I have no idea. But the money is obviously gone. So those of us who use mobile phones to do our internet banking better be careful.
I overhead the gal telling the guys,
"This is Malaysia. In this country everything is very slow. They will try to push you here and there. Nobody will care about you. It never is their problem. No one will take responsibility. Unless you help yourself, no one will. Only when you put their ass on fire will they do something."
Normally, I would have been ashamed by what that gal said. How could she belittle her own country like that. Is this not treachery?
Instead I was very proud of her. That she was willing to stand for what is right. She was willing to go the extra mile to help the foreigner out.
We as a nation are really screwed. We have a structural flaw that I do not think will ever change in my lifetime. That is another story for another day.