Today is the 13th I have had no internet access. First TM said it was a broken power generator feeding the exchange. That took about a week to fix. Then I got a call from TM accounts reminding me I hadn't paid last month's bill... I was HAPPY to hear from TM because it meant my phone was working again.
But still no internet. How come? "Sorry, our technicians discovered thieves had stolen some lengths of optic fiber cable." This is the THIRD time this has happened. The first two times I got service back after 10 days or so. This time? Already 13 days... one would think people in the telco business would learn from past mistakes, keep certain spare parts handy, so that downtime can be kept to a minimum.
Guess not in post-Mahathirite Bolehland!
As for the cable thieves... what can we say when those in the highest office are even BIGGER THIEVES???
Anyway, it's a great excuse to take a break from blogging. Meanwhile, I salute RPK for continuing to soldier on so magnificently. The Evil Empire is DEFINITELY crumbling!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This notice is being posted from a cybercafe because Telekom Malaysia continues to be Tak Malu about being the most retarded telco in the known universe.
On 19 July I lost my broadband connection but I was traveling south the next day anyway, so it was no big problem. At least the phone line was active and I was able to file a report with TM Customer Care.
I returned on 23 July to find that not only was there no internet service... the phone line was down too! And, apparently, this occurred AFTER a TM technical crew from Rawang was despatched to "fix" the problem.
Boleh pakai tak?
Today is the 9th day since I filed the report.
Malaysia masih BOLEH ke?
Meanwhile, a whole load of other crap has been happening. I just heard a few days ago that Jibby the Hutt wants to privatize the useless and corrupt Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli and turn it into a corporate entity through which Umno cronies can gain access to the Orang Asli land bank in Peninsular Malaysia. Fabulous inspiration, don't you think? I'm thinking seriously of applying for the position of deputy CEO of the JHEOA. Do you think I stand a chance of getting the job? Fortunately, I believe Umno will go into meltdown mode before something as absurd as that can happen.
Hang in there, folks.... fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the helterskelter ride ahead!!!