WE HAVE ONLY EMBARKED on the second month of the year and soon moving into March and already discovering or learning of new things that had escaped us before. Perhaps our experiences never took us across such happenings or maybe they too remained concealed, never touching the lights of day.
Political upheavals aside, when one side can challenge the other dragging all concerned into the fry as seen in the former tin rich state of Perak; now we see another woman disallowing a legal wife to attend to her own husband who sadly has been in hospital outside the country. Rightly thinking such disallowing has no bearing irrespective of the standing. The religious court cautioned and check is undoubtedly a clear resonance of the correct decisions. As usual dissatisfaction, unhappiness or the right to uphold truth as expected would see counter actions. Therefore we see the courts being visited now more often and the magistrates or judges holding their forts even to the point of being dismissed. Do you ever hear of the High Court judge being asked to disqualify himself before? It seems now you can challenge almost anything and hopefully get what you want.
Another preference would be to make police reports over all sundry happenings. You utter a right or wrong remark and someone will make a police report. The sensation places him or her on a special dais, a champion irrespective whether there is action or inaction on the part of the police who is bogged with more serious issues.
Intimacy before wed logs has seriously brought about childbirth to the discomfort of young 'parents' and disarray leading to news report too uncomfortable for us to absorb . All directions have been taken to counter its continuance but it is not the finality until the correct or expectable mean is found. Now a sanctuary for such victims or candidates has been suggested, disclosing that acceptability in a sense rather than opposition and condemnation is a better mean. Yet the roots of high cost in marriages, disallowing on the parts of parents etc have to be overcome.
Lawyers too are at their wits end, searching for actions to be taken where possible to assist their clients. There seems to be no close and shut cases anymore. All avenues are opened. Yes there are challenging pathways ahead of us.
Road accidents also take front page columns. Double – decked buses, speedy drivers, road engineering, emergency lanes and vehicles left unattended by the highways all now become headline grabbers. Yes surely we are pulled aside disturbed by such happenings around; never a dull moment. Maid services with stories hitting the headlines and arousing anger from our friendly neighbor who have thousands or millions of their citizens here and the unacceptable inflow of visitors from the dark- continent are chapters in our current story.
An escape to solitude, away from the maddening crowd naturally becomes a welcomed offer. Where do you stand and where will you go to flee the 'turmoil'?
( A sudden urge to pen down the urgency that one feels daily listening and reading the news over the networks)