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What are they trying to hide? March 12, 2008

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Fortunately, some members of the media caught this on camera.

Unfortunately, we can’t march right in to stop them because (i) we haven’t been sworn in; (ii) police has cordoned off the state office since Saturday night.

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Plunge March 5, 2008

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In case anyone noticed (election fever mah), the KLCI has plunged some 28 points midday and dipped below 1300.

(BN) Bengang Nasional February 20, 2008

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I think this KeADILan GE12 manifesto (Reduce petrol price) is a runway success. Buat BN bengang…

It got a lot of people trying to recall their Form Five Math classes, like the son-in-law of the acting/(ex)-PM who forgot this chap called Anwar Ibrahim.

“I did some calculations on PKR’s promises to give everything for free and do you want to know what would be the outcome? Our country will be as poor as the African nations.” (Malaysiakini, 20 Feb 2008)

That’s alright. Because Selangor will be like Singapore in 5 years time. LOL.

And Shafie Apdal, who is supposedly in charge of stopping prices from rising, once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, has this to say today:-

Increasing oil subsidy by the government will eventually lead to higher inflation, loss of business and lowering of living standard of living, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal said today. (Bernama, 20 Feb 2008)

(GE12) BN (Barang Naik) and Sam Hui February 14, 2008

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This is a golden oldie from evergreen Canto-popstar Sam Hui, singing about the cost of everything going up.

An apt description for the state of our country. Please spread!

Satu lagi projek Bebal Nasional (BN) – part 2 February 1, 2008

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Here’s one I missed on Wednesday, alerted by the good folks of a hip, indie bookshop, on Selangor Water Authority charging for RAINWATER!!!

According to a circular (reproduced at bottom) from the Selangor Water Authority (LUAS), factories and golf clubs will have to apply for a licence and then have to pay for rain water! And this is no joke either.

(…) The rain water collected in the ponds is used to water the greens and fairways, hence saving large amounts of water so that there is enough treated water for public use.

(…) Can you propose a levy for God-sent water? (source: Citizen Nades, Rent-Seeking from Rain, The Sun)

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Saturday’s protest against price hikes January 27, 2008

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Take action on Saturday 26th Jan! January 25, 2008

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11 am
“Save Bukit Gasing” Residents Hearing
Venue: Community Hall, Jalan 5/46, Gasing Indah (opposite Petronas)

3 pm
Protest against Price Hike of Petrol, Toll, Food, EVERYTHING!
Venue: KLCC, Petronas side

EPF swoops in to save KLCI? January 22, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Economy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Politics.
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In case anyone noticed, right after the Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister said last week’s rally was indicative of investors’ confidence in our economy, it’s been a bloodbath at the KLSE.

Some joker even said our economy won’t be affected by the downturn in the US.

Nope. Not say everyone else. “Malaysian shares open sharply lower as regional markets extend plunge” (Forbes.com)

“We’re in panic territory,” said Patrick Chang, who helps manage $4.5 billion at CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. (Quoted in Bloomberg News)

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ST: Design row keeps KL, Beijing a bridge apart January 22, 2008

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Satu lagi projek Bebal Nasional.
Expect delays and cost overruns.

A PROJECT to build South-east Asia’s longest bridge in Penang has stumbled over disputes between its Malaysian and Chinese contractors and a legal suit that could embarrass Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s government.

Government officials and engineers involved in the project say the state-owned concerns from Malaysia and China spearheading it have been locked in a dispute over the design of the four-lane expressway.

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(PRU12) Anwar: Lower petrol price if Opposition wins January 21, 2008

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Speaking at a dinner in Kajang (14/01/2008), Anwar Ibrahim pledged that he would reduce the price of petrol if KeADILan won the election.