I’m assuming the reason anyone is reading this post might have some correlation to the title… *duh* so let me tell you, in my estimation, just how exactly is the government screwing each all of us Malaysians – and yes there are some real screw drivers involved!
First if you could recollect just some time ago when the Government increased the petrol prices, via reducing the subsidies, tell presented it to you as a cost saving move that will generate saving. Savings that will go back to us rakyat in various suggested methods!
Now fast forward to the present. All the so called ‘savings’ are more than just practically wiped out!
Yes the government passed the buck to us rakyat with empty promises – then conveniently sold us down the river with the various public funds wastages, bailouts and oh my personal favourite good old corruption!
First there was …
We all know the biggest bailout case of the year, the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal will will be costing us RM4.6 billion!
and then there was…
The ballooned budget for the Youth and Sports Ministry, for the IKBN project, from the original estimated price tag of RM399.67mil way, way up to RM767.98mil in the end.
So the normal Malaysian public would normally not bother twice when the allocation increases. Heck some would probably say it’s for our own benefit….!
But what really eats at me is that the increase in expenditure was done in order to facilitate the following purchasing:
- RM 224 for 4 set screwdrivers when the going market price is RM 40 – A price difference of more than 5 times!
- RM10,700 for a 10 title technical books series – must be one hell of damn good book series.
- RM8,254 for a 3.1 megapixel digital camera – wow does it come with x-ray vision features or something?
I’m no expert at economics, nor can I claim to have a good understanding of how it all fits together and how the above 2 cases will affect the economy and in turn us rakyat! But it’s obviously a no brainner for me – a simple Joe Public – to say that this is in no way at all good for the country.
And at the end of the day all the hard work of yours that gets contributed to the government coffers in term of taxation – all of it is NOT coming back to you. Zero, Zilch, Nadd, …, absolutely nothing!
Forget the promises of the government, they blew it big time and this is not the first time too (ala Britney Spears’s ‘Opps I did It Again’).
What is a undeniable fact is this – As usual it is we the rakyat who will be footing the bill!