Thursday, March 22, 2007

Just horsing around

If you are wondering why it's been hard to get into town these past few days, it's because there have been rehearsals for the 200th anniversary of our Police force. It's taking place this Sunday on Dataran Merdeka and the rehearsals are causing a lot of inconvenience for people who have to pass the surrounding roads. I happened to be there this morning and I thought this would be a good photoblog opportunity.

I never thought of it but they are a pretty specialised lot, these people.

For example, they have a mounted unit which I believe is used for crowd control and ceremonial duties. They look quite impressive, actually.


And these chaps down here also have a special function. I noticed that they were extra vigilant and I just assumed that they were doing their normal surveillance duties.


Later it became apparent what they were really there for after a small incident with one of the horses.


With lightning speed they sprung to action, as our police officers often do.


You would think these efforts would be appreciated by their brethren officers in DBKL. But somehow I think not.


Anyway, I raise my hand to our animal waste clearance specialists. Although there's only so much they could do.

So my advice for the day is: don't stand too close to the kerb when waiting for your ride. It won't be only rain water that the cars will splash on you!

14 comments:

pugly said...

Makes you wonder what those poor horses had been fed with that morning.

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

you're around the court building today?

pugly, go to titiwangsa lake gardens when the city hall mounted unit do their practise rounds, and see how much dung is released there.

Mr Incognito said...

pugly >>> grass. i was close enough to see.

Little Brain Babe >>> there's excellent nasi lemak bungkus sold there

Cosmic_GurL said...

I just hope the standard of the services given by the police will improve and gets better with the new IGP on board :)

izso said...

OMG!! that's bloody hilarious!! FRU used to pickup horse doo-doo.. XD

They let you that near to take photos? I'm surprised the FRU didn't bop you on the head or something.

Mr Incognito said...

Cosmic_GurL >>> i don't care how they do their job as long as their horses don't crap on my car

izso >>> they were willing enough to pose actually. they just didn't know where the photos would turn up

Edroos said...

hahha.. god that was really funny!!

out of this world! I mean you give them credit for clearing up the poo.. but dumping it in the bins by the street!!! What were they thinking!!!???

Mr Incognito said...

Edroos >>> this is Malaysia, dude. anything goes. i didn't mention this but they also left 2 bin bags on the pavement full of horse poo.

The Pisces Man said...

Hmmm, the horse has nice (pony?) tail tho'.... :o

So what if a horse does his business during the whole marching thing? The whole road gets splattered by it laa ha, after being stepped on by a marching band for example? Makes me dont wanna see the whole thingy :)

Mr Incognito said...

The Pisces Man >>> i was undecided abut going. after reading your comment, i really want to go now!

sic6sense said...

horses probably got xcited with someone snapping behind their backs. :D

Mr Incognito said...

sic6sense >>> speaking from experience?

Dina Zaman said...

i prayed so hard so the rehearsals would end before the launch! wooh!

Mr Incognito said...

Dina Zaman >>> wahey, the lady of the hour herself! glad to see the launch was all right. watch this space for my review!