Thursday, June 19, 2008

time to change...

hold your breath folks!

see what's in the star today -> plus sees drop in traffic volume. read the first two paragraphs...

KUALA LUMPUR: PLUS Expressways Bhd expects traffic volume to drop following the steep 41% hike in petrol prices but believes this is only temporary before drivers get used to the higher prices.

The toll road concessionaire is also on the lookout for new highways to build or acquire and feels that prospects for greenfield toll highways in Malaysia for the moment are limited.

(1) ...believes this is only temporary before drivers get used to the higher prices... so now we know what those in the circle think of us rakyat! they think we're just a bunch of dumbos who will sooner or later get used to stupid things like these! and will continue to pay thru our noses for these cronies! but who can't blame them? every time there is a price hike, we make some noises, do some street protest, tok some kok.... then we go back to our mundane life and live as if nothing has happened, and continue to let our country being turned into a family playground.

(2) ...they are on the lookout for new highways to build... which translate into --> we're on the lookout for more ways to make more money from the people by building highways using taxpayers' money and then charge them for using the highway which was built using their money. and how stupid was i to think that providing these infrastructures to the public is the government responsibility. besides, we pay road tax also. oh... we also pay car's excise duty! then we need to pay toll also.... and an expensive fuel...

and the last three paragraphs...

Commenting on toll increases, Sheriff said PLUS was still being compensated by the Government for the scheduled toll increase of 10% that was to have taken place this year. The revision of toll prices by 10% is to take place every three years.

On the Government's review of toll concession agreements, he said the company had not been involved in any negotiations with the Government but had been giving the relevant information when asked.

“The Government has always honoured the concession agreements and I believe it will continue to do so,'' he said.

in my humble and noob's opinion, i think not only petronas should provide the public with a detailed accounts information, all these government linked companies should make their account public too!

a 10% hike every three years, else government will compensate you! i wanna start a highway construction company too!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

in this dog eat dog world...

i must be mad to blog at this hour, but i just can't shut down my stupid brain. things keep lingering in my mind. there are so many questions weighing on my mind.

am i making the right decision? will i regret what i let go now? why am i so afraid when i had decided?

when i explore further, i found that i am more afraid with the person who make the promises than my own decision. human minds cannot be read, but some can be sensed thru the way words are being expressed. i sensed insincerity and selfishness.

i thread with caution, plotting my next move.

what should i do next?

Friday, June 6, 2008

teluk intan

Thursday, June 5, 2008

petrol increment... again

petrol increment - hot topic.

it'll will be on everyone lips... and blogs.

my take on this? it will be just like the old days - just like what patrick teoh says here...

...All the usual things that Malaysians love to talk about so much la. And as usual all we do is pretty much just talk. Then we go back to our mundane lives and try to deal with all the problems we talked about. Until the next time things become too much to bear. Then we gather round the pubs, mamak stalls, restaurants or under the coconut trees and talk some more...

i'm expecting all these feeling of unhappiness to last a little bit longer this time around. 78 cents is quite... wait... it's not quite... it is a very steep increment! darn...

on one hand, i agreed with the government move to float the petrol price, because subsidy is definitely not the long term solution in view that our oil resources will be depleted by 2014. the people need to be prepare when the time comes, which is less than 10 years and it is not a short time. the government should have a strategy to help the people cope with it.

imho, what most people is unhappy about is how our government spend the taxpayers money! one good example is the rm4.4 billion saved from the previous petrol increment. the government announced that the rm4.4 billion will be used to improve the public transportation.

well, initially we do see some new buses on the road. but what happened after that? anyone notice any improvement in our public transportation? let's not talk about big improvement, i guess you can even spot a minute improvement! where has all the money gone to? what are they gonna do this time around?

the rm625 rebate, given a chance, i would top it up and give it back to them.