COMMENT | The heading of the Malaysiakini report yesterday, “Heli lands at Padang Ipoh 'without clearance' to pick up food for KL customer”, and its contents reflect the many ills that have afflicted our nation as a whole and in particular, its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
It also reflects the serious disconnect between the haves and have nots; the rich and the poor; the affluent and impoverished; and the moneyed and the moneyless.
But what transpired in Ipoh yesterday does not justify nor validate the broad divide between the two.
It appeared to be a case of "do it and be damned" and face the consequence later. How else would you describe the audacity of landing a helicopter (without permission) on one of the last remaining hallowed turfs and greenery in Ipoh?
It would have certainly been permissible in an...