Already the signs that the 5% toll hike are being reconsidered are there, in a dramatic twist this evening, outgoing Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told journalists that the government may reconsider its decision. According to Bernama, Abdullah was concerned that public anger over the latest hike could affect Barisan National's popularity especially ahead of three crucial by-elections. He added that the cabinet should consider ways to defer the toll hike as the public would be further burdened by the ailing economy. From Malaysiakini.
They are well known for not thinking things or issues thoroughly. They are infamous for knee jerk reactions.
Take this for instance, in June 2008, the government, the main player being Shahrir Samad, in all his brilliance and intelligence, increased the price of fuel by 78 sen to RM2.70, justifying this increase to the increase of world crude oil prices to US$147 a barrel. However now, crude oil has fallen to around US40 a barrel and hovering there. With one stupid stroke of moronic brilliance on his part, the price of other essentials just sky rocketted. They have not come down since. He single handedly caused an enormous amount of misery for the low wage earners. Please do not forget him.
Using my Standard 4 mathematics, if crude was at US$147 and the price of petrol went up to RM2.70 a litre, would it not mean that if crude oil price has dropped by half, petrol prices should be also half of RM2.70? Not RM1.90 as now. Correct? Correct? Correct? Has anyone noticed lately, this twerp has been laying low. Not a peek out of him. Now another twerp, Works Minister Mohd Zin Mohamed, in making the announcement, said that the government had paid RM245 million in compensation to toll operators to waive the toll hike for last year. This jackass who I doubt ever pays toll describes this blood sucking endeavour as as a 'marginal increase', Anyone out there thinks, this is marginal?
Bus fares are definitely going to be raised, school bus fares, taxi fares, transportation costs, brilliant ain't they? They UMNO cronys/ concessionaires make millions without even raising the prices. The "Beban Negara" MPs pretend to be shocked for instance this fella, Azmi Khalid (BN-Padang Besar) did not deny that he would also feel the impact of the toll hike. "When I was a minister, I never had to pay toll charges
, I didn’t even know how much they were. Now that I live in Shah Alam and often travel to Kuala Lumpur, I have to go through many toll plazas and can feel the burden. I’m sure others feel the same way, too," he said. Yeah, right!!!!!!! Another typical arrogant and ignorant Minister.... I will only forgive you if you were riding a motorbike or bicycle to your office when you were the Minister. Otherwise....shut the %&*% up! Malaysian Insider.
Remember the infamous "Change your lifestyle" by Najib. He bought submarines
, made deals for the Eurocopter and of course not forgetting the Sukhois'. He forgot that rocketing world oil prices are a boon not only to the government in terms of higher oil revenues but also for the coffers of Petronas. We are not convinced why we should not benefit from the nation being a net oil exporter and why there should not be greater accountability, transparency and parliamentary scrutiny in the disbursement of Petronas funds from its vast profits, especially when there had been extravagant and profligate expenditures in the past which had not been properly accounted to the people.
Okay people, let us humiliate them, "Beban Negara" (UMNO, MCA, MIC, Gerakan and PPP) in Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selamabau. This is the only way you can inflict "grevious hurt" on them, in return for all the misery inflicted upon us, by these bunch called BN, otherwise a"Beban Negara" upon us. Latest: Will there be toll hikes? Minister to respond- in Malaysiakini.
Just like I predicted they U turned.In a dramatic reversal, the government has decided to suspend toll hikes of up to 33 percent for five major highways in Klang Valley announced yesterday. The decision was made by the cabinet at its weekly meeting today chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak. From Malaysiakini.
If they had gone ahead with it, they really would have been up shit creek without a paddle in Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau.