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
In today’s world, one cannot escape from performing financial transactions through the internet, e-wallets or pre-paid cards. We have become a cashless society considering the high risk of carrying cash around and the ease of performing financial transactions using online and e-wallet apps. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels
Although I am of the opinion that money spent on Formula 1 can be spent on something else, but it comes to Petronas and Formula 1, it may be a different story (as long as no public funds slip in)
(Are we going to keep crossing fingers when making promises and signing formal agreements? image source: www.cipicchia.wordpress.com)
Day 5 in Bangkok
Working on an overseas assignment can be very tiring and challenging. There is a feeling to get the work done professionally and expediently. After all reputations are on the line – personal, company or country.
But sometimes, we see something that is Malaysian in nature in a foreign country…whether it is about seeing a Proton Wira in Africa or seeing another Malaysian speaking the Bahasa Kebangsaan in Middle-East, our spirits are up and running.