All and sundry have been calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) and heads to roll without knowing the circumstances or the events leading to the discovery of the body.
- After the explosion at the Bright Sparklers factory in Sungai Buloh in 1991, the manufacture, sale and use of fire crackers and fireworks was banned. Yet, during every festive season, they are peddled in retail outlets and by street vendors. While occasional police raids result in seizure of small quantities and the arrest of a few individuals, the importers are counting their money.
- The government appointed a company to supply security ink to be used on all cigarette packets. This, it was argued, would cut down the prevalence of cigarettes on which duty had not been paid. Security ink or not, the rate of smuggling has resulted in the contraband cigarettes having 30% of the market.
- The price of a 24-can crate of beer in the retail market is between RM110 and RM120, depending on the location. However, with the right connections, one can pick up a crate for less than RM75. It is a well-told yarn that "these crates fell off lorries on the way to the port.
- The police say that luxury vehicles stolen from our streets find their way to the port and are on the way to their destinations within four hours of the theft.