Bandar under ‘attack’
And the armed forces? The recently concluded and successful Bridex 2009 talked on how some of the armed forces around the world are now asked to do non-traditional military tasks such as helping in during natural disaster.
What concern me being a member of the general public is safety. If I am to walk around Bandar where there are like, scores of people in the open and suddenly there’s a big explosion. The first reaction would of course be panic. People would try to take cover but where? Where in Bandar or in Brunei can the public take cover? I dont think there’s a shelter area for the public.
Then came the police, Bomba, paramedics and other security personnel, maybe in plain clothes, though I would not be sure who will come first and in which order. Who should I listen to when all of these ‘authorities’ give command at the same time? And I imagine that its not just one person giving one command but different personnel with different commands, complete with military lingo and acronyms such as A-S-A-P (okay we all know this), KISS (keep it simple, s@$#*), ACM (Air Combat Manoevering) or words such as ‘negative’ and ‘civvies’ (civilian clothes).
My point is, the public should also be communicated like, now before anything happens so they know what to do and where to go in any emergency event and not just as by-standers.