For those who have been visiting my other blog "In Memory of Nurin Jazlin" must have known by now how restless I'm getting with the slow pace of the so-called police investigations on first, the Nurin's Abduction and Murder Case, and second; the unlawful distribution of Nurin's autopsy pictures.
While I can understand the Police's difficulty in wrapping up their investigation on the Abduction and Murder Part, I just can't simply understand what is taking the DPP's office more than a month to charge the so-called identified culprit who leaked and unlawfully distributed Nurin's autopsy pictures. (Why DPP? Well the Police have actually told the public that they have wrapped up the investigation on 3rd November 2007 and had submitted their investigation papers to the DPP's office accordingly since then, see here)
I was at Jazimin's place earlier this afternoon and he put on a CD being a compilation of news footage and pictures of Nurin for us to watch. I can sense that Jazimin too was getting pretty restless especially when he kept on asking what's next for him to do.
My, my, come on, why the silence on the autopsy case? Anyone care to explain?
So, in order not to let my mind too engrossed, too frustrated and just would not know what else to write, I've created this new blog.
This new blog would provide me the channel to talk on anything else that matters to me and my family members. I have actually invited all of them to be members to this blog and I really hope that we can turn this new blog as the family's blog, each one with their own stories to tell.
And talking about stories, stories other than Nurin's that is, perhaps I would just like to share my admiration today.
Well, today we sent off Mak Tok and Tok Chik at the Nice Plusliner Bus Terminal at the "original" Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
After sending them off, we noticed that there was this Arts Exhibition being held at the Station. Since it has been a while since we last visited the railway Station, we just walked into the Station and just wandered around seeing what they have to offer.
It was not really an Arts Exhibition but more of a gallery of sketch drawings by some renowned artists. After spending a few minutes appreciating the drawings, we proceeded to the other end of the Railway Station where permanent displays of some antique items belonging to Malayan Railway were there on display.
There was someone there who came to us and acted as the guide explaining the display items. I'm pretty sure he's was not the official guide but a former KTM staff who has not been refusing to detach himself with KTM but at the same time just could not believe that KTM's management can just "abandon" the once grand Railway Station and not only that, the selling of the Sentul site, the selling and renting back of the land where KL Sentral now stands.
I could see how sentimental he was with the old KTM and I guess he's still having a hard time accepting the changes that had taken place since his days in the KTM.
Looking around the Railway Station, I would not say that the Railway Station was an abandoned building, infact I could see that while some major refurbishment were taking place, KTM Management had also tried to instill life back into the Railway Station by having the "Arts Exhibition" besides a permanent Mini Museum and an "entended" Mamak Restaurant.
While I appreciate the refurbishment and the Mini Museum efforts,I just could not agree with the "extended" Mamak Restaurant encroaching onto the platform with all those plastic tables and stools. It is simply just an undignified thing to do to the grand Railway Station.
I was telling my kids that the Railway Station in its heyday was perhaps the busiest place in the City. But now, perhaps it is crying in silence seeing all the trains, including the Komuter trains just passing through without stopping. (The Komuter train's terminal is further up at the new wing of the station)
I do surely hope that the KTM Management would return the dignity of the Railway Station by giving it a certain "class". Heritage building should have that extra "class". And talking about "class", I just can't help appreciate the beautiful building adjacent to the Railway Station. Just look at the picture here. Don't you agree that it is this type of building that gives us the pride of a cultured community.
Some nations I know really take pride of their heritage buildings, I hope we can copy that and retain our heritage buildings for our next generations to remember what the country was once like.