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Malaysiakini:’There was never any subsidy’


“Al Tugauw: There was never any subsidy. The BN government is and has been cheating the people. If we follow their twisted logic, then everything the government spends on is a ‘subsidy’ of one sort or another. It is the Malaysian people that have been subsidising shoddy government, mismanagement and extravagance, even sheer waste and corruption, the brunt of which is being borne by the hardcore poor of the oil-producing states, Sarawak, Sabah and Terengganu, who should rightfully have a far better claim for ‘subsidies’.

Furthermore, the Ministers’ 10% cut is actually nothing. Their pay plus allowance is about 40k. But they don have to spend it for any basic necessities.

Their phone bills, electric bills all paid for. Oil and toll all paid for. Whenever they go out to makan with anyone also, they submit the receipt and claim back, so why even bother giving them the entertainment allowance?
Their overseas trip also, all paid for plus they are given pocket money to spend! WHy do they even need the holidays? Not that they do much work also… its the ‘ppl’ who are working!!!
“BH:Despite all the hue and cry from the public, these corporations continued to increase prices and later at the end of the year, proudly announced their annual achievements of certain high figures. Doesn’t this sound like robbing from the poor to feed the rich? With all these crazy increases, we should be asking the government to reserve their savings from the subsidies to pay off the toll concessionaires so that all roads can be toll-free. And return Petronas to the rightful owner – the citizens of Malaysia.

“Johnny Koay:If the BN government really cares for the rakyat they should instruct TNB to help. The BN government has bailed out MAS and other non-performing government companies. When they are in a fix, they ask the rakyat to ‘sabar’ or change our lifestyle.

Finally, here is one radical suggestion…

“Thanneer: Target one of the petrol providers and boycott their stations completely. Once their revenues go down, theoretically they can either close shop or reduce prices. If they choose to close shop, we can continue this with another company. This can be executed as long as we get mass cooperation from motorists.


(Source: Malaysiakini and A Caring Civil Servant)



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