So another tragedy has occurred, this time to a group of holidaymakers who put their trust that a boat would be seaworthy and that the authorities had done a good job to ensure the safety of passengers.
That's what you pay taxes for, don't you?
But as you read this story in malaysiakini you realise that all the laws and regulations count for zilch when many flout the rules and enforcement is lacking or non-existent.
Have the authorities become really complacent and the government only capable of "knee-jerk" reactions?
The response is always the same. Probe and findings - someone gets a slap on the wrist and life goes on untill the next tragedy.
So how many tragedies do we have to endure before you decide, "Enough is enough".
It is time to demand that a Minister resigns if a serious lapse of this nature occurs in his ministry.
That way, ministers will take their jobs more seriously and not resort to just posturing all the time. Anyone got a keris?