On Wednesday morning, my friend, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, send me a text message to read The Star newspaper page N10.
In his press statement, he said that "The recent collapse at three new government buildings is symptomatic of the state of deterioration in standards, quality, productivity and efficiency in the country."
Three weeks ago, a burst pipe at the new Immigration Department Headquarters in Putrajaya brought its operations to a halt.
Then on Saturday, chunks of the plaster ceiling at the multi-purpose hall at the Entrepreneurial Development and Co-operative Ministry collapsed.
The third incident was at the new Jalan Duta Court Complex, where two parts of a ceiling collapsed.
Like Ramon, I suspect that there are many more unreported cases in the country which involved many public projects funded by the state or federal governments.
We must stop these wastages. Funds for development are limited and these funds should be used appropriately and optimally. Not wasting them on shoddy works churned by some unscrupulous contractors who are out to make quick bucks.
I agree with Ramon that we should start to change our mindset and approach towards quality and efficiency.
As a fellow Malaysian - who has just paid his taxes on time - I do not wish to see incidents like these being repeated.
Why waste millions? I rather the money goes to help those who are really displaced by development and are living in poverty.