Amending the Act: I wish to put on record that I totally support the government’s move to amend the Minor Offences Act. It is about time.
Nobody took notice of it until a pig came along.
One little pig: Yes, a pig had drawn everybody’s attention to this major thing. Because only when this particular lady wrote the word “BABI” on the summons notice did people realised, “Whaatt??” Maximum fine is only a miserable RM100.00?
One hundred ringgit was a huge amount at the time when, for example, a teacher’s pay was RM300.00. An offender would definitely become very poor after paying the fine. But not now. Not when even a new teacher’s pay is around RM3,000.
So yes, everybody will surely welcome any move to amend that figure of RM100.00.
And when that is finally done, we all must thank Mr Pig for being the reason behind the change.