TMI has an article titled Fix deplorable state of NS camps or our kids will leave, warn parents in which we are informed that the National Service (NS) White Resort camp in Balik Pulau suffers from deplorable conditions such as poor hygiene, unsanitary conditions, broken toilet locks, filthy sleeping paraphernalia and unbelievably in Malaysia, insufficient food.
|NST photo - White Resort camp|
But worse than insufficient food for the NS youngsters there was even a complaint of maggots in the food. WTF!
TMI reported that one parent Noor Asa Elang complained: ... the plight of trainees had not been looked into by the camp operator despite their many complaints, which included clogged sinks and toilets.
How can we allow our young citizens to stay at such a hell-pit? This is Malaysia, not Bangladesh!
NST reported that the NS Training Department's acting D-G, Rozainor Ramli, admitted that the camp operator had failed to meet the contractual standards.
But even with such existing horrendous conditions, he still provides the camp operator ONE BLOODY WEEK (7 DAYS) to sort out the awful mess.
So our NS cadets will have to suffer for another week?
This is NOT bloody good enough.
When Najib was the Defence Minister, he conceptualized the NS program, so what does he, now as PM and Finance Minister, has to say about the appalling state of affairs at the NS White Resort camp in Balik Pulau?
This is not politicizing the issue, but an urgent matter of health, hygiene and satisfactory nutrition for our youths.