16 May 2008

Corruption

I'm appalled. I am appalled that my maid was extorted of one hundred dollars at an airport in Indonesia. She was on her way home and the customs officers refused to let her and other maids depart from the airport unless each of them cough out a hundred Singapore dollars. She had to pay up. That is not an inconsiderable sum for a maid. The bastards! Preying on their own people no less! Preying on the helpless!

And these bastards are not simply extorting from their fellow citizens, they tried extorting from tourists too. My father told me that they tried to extort from him when my mother and sisters and he visited Lake Toba earlier. He had ignored them.

5 comments:

brat. said...

They are robin hood! They need to rob the rich to give to the poor! They're doing a service to mankind!

Anonymous said...

There's a lot of bad in this world. Brats too. Kill 'em all I say. - Thuggg

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

What! But the maids are poor! The customs officials are abusing their powers to rob these maids!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

What about 70 kg hobbits?

Ole' Wolvie said...

Unfortunately, very common happening in Indonesia. Although it is slightly better than it used to be. Which airport was this?