Here we go again
The cops now have to wear badges.
"Saya Anti Rasuah"
And it's not even optional, '... or face the wrath of the top brass...' so the Star says.
Firstly, if I was a cop... I'd be deeply insulted by this move. It's kinda like us doctors being made to wear tags like:
"Please remind me to wash my hands after I check your rectum"
"I hate vancomycin-resistant enterococcus" (antibiotic resistant superbug)
This is yet another example of a simplistic yet likely useless approach to combating a problem. We have this habit of starting all kinds of 'campaigns' when we have a problem.
I remember my SPM days in school. My BM tuition teacher gave us tips on essay-writing.
"Start a 'kempen' "
Kempen anti-dadah. Kempen kebersihan. Kempen anti Aedes. Kempen AIDS. Kempen Beli Keleta Ploton. The list goes on.
There was this recent article about this politician who organized a Dengue campaign/talk in some mall in KL. And was disgusted by the poor turnout. Duh. Unless you're U2 or something, don't expect a crowd to come listen.
The point is, how far will these steps go? How interested are the people, in showing up and listening, first of all? How effective is a simple 2-inch plastic badge? Unless if it was a 20-inch shocking pink badge.