(How many of us keep a budget and then spend more than we earn and ended up borrowing from Ah Long aka loan sharks? It is not too late to learn the fine art of financial planning – keeping budget, ensuring that our income is enough to cover the expenses, keeping up saving for rainy days and when hard days are in, to learn to cut down on unnecessary expenses and tighten our belts)… [Click to read the rest] “Budget 101: No Worries, The Friendly Ah Long Is Here”
(Warning: Long post ahead)
(PR is making it case to the general public that it can make a positive difference if it becomes the Government but we need a more convincing case. Image source: http://wargamarhaen.blogspot.com)
Interesting topic for the beginning of the year…
Well, it is in our best interest (no matter which side of the politics we may be) to know what the opposition intends to do if they come in power – although the chances of that happening in recent months is almost nil, no thanks to the Oppositions shooting themselves in their foot numerous times in the last 4 years (but who knows what can happen in the next few years).… [Click to read the rest] “Case for PR’s 100 Day Plan”
It certainly looks like a highway robbery than a sincere promise to maintain the highway toll rates
(We are ok with highways and highway toll booths but we are pissed off with the one sided agreement and the huge compensation being paid from the tax payers’ pockets. Image source: http://travelerfolio.com)
During the recent Budget 2011, Najib made this bold statement that the toll rates on four highways owned by PLUS Expressways Berhad (other highway operators, apa macam?)… [Click to read the rest] “The Highway Promise”
No end of short sighted, money wasting people in Malaysia…
(We don’t have money falling out from the sky for white elephant projects – a fact some idiots in Malaysia have yet to realize it. Image source: Lababo)
It is not 1st of August yet for the increase of petrol and sugar price but already there are already calls for waste more of taxpayers’ money
… [Click to read the rest] “What Subsidy?”
The wife of the Prime Minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, today opened the Sabah Wisma Wanita here and asked the Finance Ministry to consider allocating funds for a similar building in every state
The Sabah Wisma Wanita was built at a cost of RM18.7
(Sight of things to come but we wonder where the framework for proper management of public funds is? We want to see evidence of proper controls and enforcement to go hand to hand with reduction of subsidies. Otherwise, we will be back on square one – the corrupt & rich making money at the expense of the poor.… [Click to read the rest] “The RM0.05 Increase”
Money is everywhere to spend but almost none for the taxpayers…
(The current palace is already looking majestic and we have already spent millions on it but we went ahead to construct a new palace. We end up looking like dungus but what the heck, we been in that situation before.… [Click to read the rest] “Hitting Palace’s Fan”
What a show, my man!
(The problem with Najib is not his ideas but his will power and having the right character to make the actual change. After the stunt he pulled off in Perak, who is going to believe what he says? Image source: http://www.thenutgraph.com)
Here’s why we don’t trust the politicians to handle our future…
(Only in Malaysia…schools in shop lots. Image source: Malaysiakini)
Well, just contrast these reports on the same day:-
… [Click to read the rest] “Money for Schools”
The Johor government will build 122 more religious schools which are estimated to cost about RM200mil.
“They will be completed within the next two years,” Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said.
Read the earlier post here
(More subsidy for the “one of the most profitable” budget airline in the world but less for the people under the Government’s economic masterplan? Image source: http://www.theage.com.au)
OutSyed The Box further reveals:-
… [Click to read the rest] “Subsidy Gone But…Part 2”
So Air Asia is getting a subsidy – for another five years. But Idris just said that subsidies are going to be removed.
We seriously need a divine’s help on this…
(How the Government’s financial management is going to affect us, the people, in the long run. Image source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/)
A long, long time ago, when the petrol price was increased, one “work-with-me” PM vowed to use the RM4 billion saved on petrol subsidies on the development of public transportation.… [Click to read the rest] “Subsidy Gone But…”