Tuesday this week JAWI director Che Mat Che Ali announced the formation of the moral "snoop squad" -- people who would act as "moral policemen who can't make arrests" and "impromptu firemen" (quotations are my own). By Thursday, the Cabinet told JAWI to forget the idea. Today, JAWI replies that it wants more time to explain the purpose of its snoop squad before a decision is made to shut them down.
What a bunch of idiots, the Cabinet has already said "No" and they still want to waste everyone's time to explain. What can there be to explain?
JAWI PR officer, Idris Hussein had this to say:
â€œThey are only tasked to talk to the people and they are not allowed to harass them,â€� he added.
Response: A lot of people find talking to them about their morals a form of harassment.
â€œThe volunteers are tasked to provide us with information on those who commit indecent acts,â€� he added.
Response: This is an invasion of privacy, clear and simple.
â€œThey are to educate the people and get closer to them so they can explain to the public why they should not be involved in unhealthy activities.â€�
Response: Do this in the schools. If you fail in the schools, then what makes you think you can succeed teaching this lesson outside of them, if indeed it is your intention to educate.
PAS Youth vice-chief Mazlan Aliman said,
â€œA committee can be formed to monitor the activities of the volunteers and act on complaints of intrusion of privacy and to prevent abuse of power."
Response: Yup, waste more time and taxpayer's money, that's the right thing to do.
Formula for disaster: Take a bunch of VOLUNTEERS, give them a badge or some green jacket and white kopiah that gives them the authority to "talk" to you, or report you to JAWI = harassment, embarassment, and 75 holier-than-thou jerks.
This is another Squatgate waiting to happen. Why do it? You know something is going to cause problems, yet you go ahead with it because its the "holy" thing to do. Too many people trying too hard to go to Heaven.