I have been writing about SCUBA diving in this blog for the past few months. Yeah… I am shying away from Mount Kinabalu temporarily as the issues with Sutera drags my feet away from the highest peak of Borneo. However, it does not mean that I am not writing about Kinabalu anymore. I will write about Kinabalu – almost about anything – until it is free from human greed.
I feel ashame to tell you the pretty part of Kinabalu, when in the real situation it is getting more and more difficult (and annoying) for you to get the chance to climb the majestic mountain and see it for yourself.
So, I have decided to divert this blog a bit – to scuba diving – without forgetting the main issues on Kinabalu, in which we shall and can do something about it.
As I write this post, the number of members who joined the cause “Mount Kinabalu – belongs to NO ONE” in Facebook is increasing to 540. It was a huge achievement, although it was not me who started the cause, moreover, I hardly know them all. I would like to congratulate KaKiAyAm who started the cause, and hopefully it will be able to change Kinabalu for the good.
GOOD NEWS FOR US
I don’t know how effective Malaysian government will act to this matter, but I think it’s worth a try. Lets go to Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri & Hal Ehwal Pengguna (Ministry of Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs) website.
They have provided an online complaints submission by the public (e-Aduan). I have used this form once before when I submitted a complaint against Microsoft monopoly of software installation last few months.
Luckily for us, they provides Bahasa Malaysia and English platform for the complaints. Here is the link:
I have submitted my complaint. My complaint number is 00809940. You can submit yours. I just your 5 precious minutes to change the future of Mount Kinabalu.
If you don’t know what to write, you can just copy and paste this in the complaint box:
1. 500% INCREASE IN PRICE FOR CLIMBING MOUNT KINABALU IN 3 YEARS, IN WHICH ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND EXORBITANTLY HIGH.
2. POOR MAINTENANCE OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CLIMBERS OF KINABALU IN LABAN RATA RESTHOUSE, WHICH IS RUN BY THEM.
3. SUTERA MONOPOLIZE THIS TO REAP THE PROFITS, WITHOUT THINKING OF THE IMPACT TO SABAH STATE TOURISM INDUSTRY, IN WHICH THE ONE WHO BADLY AFFECTED ARE MALAYSIANS.
You can select “False Indication of Prices” in the Complaint Category and “Others” in Against Premise. This would be the screenshot of the complaint form. (Click to enlarge)
I have sent mine. Please send yours. And thank you very much!