Sunday, October 9, 2011

Budget 2012: A Mayan Prophecy!?

During the pre-budget campaign, the rakyat were taken to speed of the coming announcement that it would be for us - the rakyat. Major papers were told to run teasers and we were almost subliminally made to believe that what’s coming is for us. In wondering how in the bloody hell our good government is going to ‘jack’ us to reelect them, we were anticipating major shift. Such us;


  • reduction in income tax,

  • abolish the abundance of Tol plazas,

  • drop fuel prices,

  • sack the Minister of Consumer Goods,

  • arrest diamond ring thieves,

  • arrest all the corrupted leaders

  • subsidies each home with RM 200.00 p/month for any green initiatives,

  • free medical insurance for retirees earning below RM5,000.00,

  • surrender 100% EPF fund at the age of 50.
Unfortunately - WTF, with an exception to the retirement age extension (which is history for most developed countries), the Malaysian Budget 2012 sounds more like Mayan prophecies!

On the flip side however, it only confirms our delightful dreams, the end of age for the ruling party. Aren’t we a bunch of positive Rakyat?

On Saturday (8th October ’11) we get to read garbage on major newspapers, page after page. That in the budget, a total of RM232.8 billion was allocated to implement all Government development plans, which include the projects and programs under various plans, claimed on focusing on the well-being of the rakyat. It was cold water on hot plate especially for the poor when only a one-off RM 500.00 was allocated - hardly one month groceries. This new budget seems to be the same old $h!t with a false twist “for the Rakyat”. Again allocation of billions is more of an opportunity for a select few to squander for another diamond ring, another luxury bungalow, exotic cars and fancy travelling.

In the meantime the government of vision 2020, with 50 plus years of NEP is still deliberating on high cost of living. For urban areas, while blaming the world economy the Government proposed “some” relieves like subsidies on some of the basic food items; yet concurrent raised the already filthy rich MP’s allowance. BN must have thought that Malaysians are a bunch of imbeciles to believe that this budget is Rakyat centric. If PKR, DAP or PAS was in power, they would have long ago subsidized the poor by giving RM 1,000.00 p/home, p/month and give them education and training to get them back on their feet - instead of robbing from them time and time again.

For this I shall now fully support Bersih 3.0 and PAS for HUDUT law. Because just like the Pagoh and Pekan assembly members who had the same red ‘Baju Melayu’, they and the rest of the officials will be walking without arms and hands. We the Rakyat wearing yellow; will then applaud them for their “uniformity”.

The Rakyat have also not forgotten the “Petrol Conspiracy”. That despite the drop in crude oil prices, the BN Government is still swindling in broad day light.

Therefore, are we to believe that the Budget 2012 is for the Rakyat? I’m amazed, stunned, dumbfounded how the Mayan’s could have predicted thousands of years ago that such would be the coming of age. Were 2012 will mark as the age of changes, the dawn of governments and leaders of broken promises, deception and deceit?

3 comments:

  1. It is a toll order bro. But you are right.

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  2. I laughed until my tooth dried, rolled over, flipped and tripped. "officials will be walking without arms and hands"

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  3. "2012 will mark as the age of changes, the dawn of governments and leaders of broken promises, deception and deceit?"

    I will el frende, it will...

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