Monday, October 1, 2007

here we go again...

look who's talking again! and it's the most viewed news in the star newspaper now.
New toll rates by eight concessionaires from Jan 1

IPOH: Malaysians can expect a 10% increase in toll rates, with eight concessionaires raising their charges from Jan 1 next year, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

However, he said the ministry was working on several proposals to spread part of the cost to the concessionaires and the Government.

“Rather than burden the people, we want to divide the load so the companies carry a bit and the people a bit.

“I will ask the Government how it can help in this situation,” he told reporters after launching a book on the Yayasan Strategik Sosial’s Plus 8 project here yesterday.

Asked how much would the toll hikes actually involve, Samy Vellu said the agreement had stated a 10% increase.

“I have submitted a preliminary proposal and explained to the Cabinet what it would actually cost, what the reaction of people will be, what we can do as a government, what the concessionaires can do as responsible companies and what else can be done,” he said.


he even dare to share "we want to divide the load so the companies carry a bit and the people a bit". i don't see any sense in it at all. why must the people share the burden of the company. we don't make any profits. the company makes hundred of millions of profits every year shaking legs. thanks to the one-sided-blood-sucking concessionaires given to them.

if you have not known, a certain man by the name of
lin yun ling is one of malaysia richest man. #34 to be precise. coincidentally, he happens to be gamuda bhd managing director. forbes estimated him to worth US$160 million. motherfucker. now we know where our hard earned money went to.

just what kind of reason will that semi value guy give this time around for the toll hike? with the general election around the corner, (probably early next year) aren't they not afraid of losing the votes?

oh... perhaps they had learned a lot from their past experience. the last toll hike there was a reall big hoo-haa, but it all faded away slowly. people suddenly forget about it after all the hype has died down, and continue to pay the toll obediently. malaysia mudah lupa.

or perhaps, like someone once told me, eventhough all the 26 millions malaysian voted for the oppositions, the current government will still win.

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