The curse with Malaysia is that we never had a good Government that managed the country’s economy well and often hard-earned money is spent on dumb fiscal policies & decisions that are designed to consolidate political powers and this often runs along the lines of race and religion. Just see how Singapore’s Dollar has strengthened against Malaysia’s Ringgit in the last 14 years. Chart source: Trading View
Anything to do with economy, budget, taxpayers money and trade
Now with “everything” being online and the delivery of the ordered items pretty much safe and on time, one will not need to go out to an ordinary shop to buy. It is just a matter of clicking a button to pick, select and pay. Infographic source: Midec / Exabytes
The downside of online purchases is that one cannot be able to physically inspect the items before purchase. And I admit that I got burned more than twice of which I managed to get a refund for some and for others, a chance to throw away into the dustbin.
The next major item that I am planning to buy online is the US-made Fluval brand fish tank set that comes complete with a large 34 litres fish tank, 3 stage water filtration system and multi-colour 7500K LED lights for the living hall. Image source: Shopee
We will need to spend extra on the accessories namely the fine white sand, aquatic plants; lava rocks and of course fishes. We had 2 other aquariums at home before but it was not attractive as we did not add the right accessories and we had to throw them away after they had a crack.
In the 2020 Telugu movie Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, the goons will try to force an innocent businessman to sell 50% of his profitable company shares through threats and even attempted murder. A similar plot has been the crux of the story in many Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies in the past but only in Malaysia, there is the rule to force private companies to sell their shares and lose a controlling stake in their own companies. Image source: Twitter
It was reported in TheStar back in February 2021 that Petronas had contributed almost RM1.2 trillion since 1976 to the national budget income. In Budget 2020, the Government projected a one-off special dividend of RM30 billion from Petronas which represented 10% of the overall RM297 billion income. The question is how long Petronas can continue to contribute significantly to the national budget? Source: Petronas