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Petrol price hike and vanishing public transport June 5, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Malaysia, Politics.
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Between the last petrol price hike and this latest one, we should have ‘saved’ RM 9.9 billion, said to be allocated for improving public transport. No one would object such noble intentions, but ….

Where? WHERE???!!!!

For RM 9.9 billion, where is the state-of-the-art public transport? Subway stations? LRT extensions? Increased feeder bus service? Bicycle lanes? Anything?

Now we’re told we would ‘save’ RM 13.7 billion a year after the new prices take effect today.

The government is expected to save RM13.7 billion under this new subsidy restructure and other levies.

The figures are derived from the savings made by state-owned oil company Petronas in gas and oil (RM8 billion), petrol (RM4 billion) and the independent power producer and palm oil (RM1.7 billion).

The surplus of RM13.7 billion will be used for food security policy (RM4 billion), subsidies in cooking oil (RM1.5 billion), rice import (RM400 million), flour and bread (RM300 million), petrol, diesel and gas (RM7.5 billion), Abdullah explained. (Malaysiakini, 04 June 2008)

Public transport vanishes.

But at least we have a new RM 3.45 billion double-tracking rail project Seremban-Gemas awarded to Ircon (India), to reciprocate the Indian govt giving a RM 1 billion road project to Scomi group.

Pah.

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

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Economy, Malaysia, Politics.
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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!

Saturday’s protest against price hikes January 27, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Economy, Event, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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Video on Saturday’s protest against price hike January 26, 2008

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[YouTube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkuysxjsP7Q”%5DToday’s protest against pending price hike in petrol and other essential goods and services.

(Thanks MediaRakyat:)) 

Some 55 persons were recorded to have been arrested; 10 of them women, 3 senior citizens, 1 lawyer and 2 journalists. 

Photos in next post.

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