As far as I can remember, my late father has been voting for DAP every time the country had general elections. I personally was attracted to them not only for their mission to see a fair nation for all but also to YB Lim Kit Siang who was probably one of the first politicians to embrace the new school of using blogs and social media to share his political thoughts. Image source: Free Malaysia Today
Malaysia always had a deficit national budget where The Government had always spent more than what it can collect except for the so-called golden years between 1993 to 1997 when the budget recorded a surplus and also low deficit budgets in between. Image source: Trading Economics.
COVID-19 pandemic, public funds mismanagement and corruption have driven some countries into severe external debts that they were unable to recover from and this saw massive public riots that had driven the politicians involved out of their country. One such example is Sri Lanka where the President of the country had fled the country and the country is in a major riot. Image source: BBC
When it comes to meat protein, one of the best and healthier ones is sourced from fish and chicken meat but due to overfishing and sometimes weather, fish sold in the market is not cheap. So often we will turn to chicken especially freshly cut ones as the more affordable source for our protein source. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels
We use palm cooking oil as the mainstream cooking oil as it is the obvious option and can easily get it as Malaysia is one of the largest exporters of palm oil in the world after neighbouring Indonesia. Of course, if one has the money, they can opt for the more expensive imported vegetable oils like canola or olive oil. Chart source: Forbes / Statista