Development is a good thing, one of many great things a human being can ever wish for. In the other hand, excessive urbanization, without proper planning and governing may hurt the ecosystem. Overdevelopment is motivated by greed. In this case, greed is kept on leash by the authorities. Unless the authorities share this greediness, overdevelopment can still occur with damaging effects.

Next time, if a man of authority blames overdevelopment to the environmental woes of Kuala Lumpur, specifically the flash floods, think about the greediness of him or maybe of his peers.

I remember the old man’s cynic quote, “We are brown people. We know nothing about the law, not like you white people”. If that’s true, then it’s sad, so sad.

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