Taxpayer’s Money: More Outraged "Goodies" in 2014

Taxpayer's Money

(To be fair, one’s voting rights cannot be questioned by anyone but there must be a break point somewhere on how much of the abuse and wastage of taxpayer’s money that a Government that has been in power for so long can be allowed to continue. And seeing on how all that sweet talk and endless promises of cost reduction during the election campaign simply disappeared within months from the election, hopefully people had wise up and will take things with a pinch of salt in the next election?[Click to read the rest] “Taxpayer’s Money: More Outraged "Goodies" in 2014”

World Affairs 101: Syrian War – Can Never Trust Them, Eh?

Syria

(We all seriously hope Najib has a concrete financial plan for the country when it comes to empowerment of its people and the economy and not doing for the sake of his own political survival in the upcoming political party elections. As taxpayers, no one wants to see their hard-earned money down the toilet on short-sighted financial plans. Image source: www.antaranews.com)

Sorry for starting with something “international” this week – Malaysia’s political circus show hardly makes a dent on the front pages at where I am now.

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Cost of Living 101: Another Petrol Price Hike…

Petrol

(What we see whenever the Government increase the price of essentials like petrol and ask the taxpayers to change their lifestyle – a burden that we are  willing to share provided the Government does the same. Image source: http://patriotpost.us)

I have been quite busy with work this week and the recent news from tanahair did not sound that good too. From the massive water disruption in the Klang Valley on Merdeka Day to the petrol hike from the BN Government and to my son have a bad cough for the last few days.

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Highway 101: The Sneaky Highway Promise

touch n go highway queue jumper

(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: Compare Hero.my)

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Economy 101: Kiasu Noises from Singaporeans On Fuel Price

Noise RON95 RON97 Petrol Station Shell Fuel Singaporean

(It is a mystery when Singaporeans make noise on the price of RON95 fuel when it is still cheaper for them to buy the more expensive RON97 fuel. Image source: SVmongk, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

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Economy 101: Little Effect of Taxpayer Money On Fancy Projects

USD Money wallet

(We don’t have money falling out from the sky for very personal whims and fancy projects – a fact some in Malaysia have yet to realize. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels)

No end for short-sighted, money-wasting people in Malaysia.

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Economy 101: The Small RM0.05 Increase Of Essential Good Price

USD Money wallet essential good price

(The very little money that we earn should be spent only on the essential items but their prices must be reasonable. The same goes for the Government who has access to limited taxpayers money. It should be spent on development and not on some fancy projects or subsidies. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels)

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Malaysia 101: When Taxpayers’ Money Hits The Palace’s Fan

Istana Negara Palace Malaysia

(The old 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. The new palace looks good on paper but the volume of abuse and mismanagement of funds to build it makes the whole affair end up looking too ugly. Image source: Tok Ey Ai)

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Economy 101: What Is Interesting In 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP)?

10MP Bloomberg Malaysia Plan Economy Malaysia

(The problem with Najib is not his ideas in his 10MP but his willpower 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: Bloomberg)

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Malaysia 101: Why We Are Lacking Money for Schools?

Classroom School Malaysia Design

(How well we have designed our schools with the right environment that is conducive for better learning? Are we spending taxpayers money on real education that will create doctors, engineers and scientists or wasting it to create religious teachers? Image source: Wikipedia)

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