Now you are speaking my language.
i read malaysian mind lah
I am tempted to do some fencing with you here but I can see a lorry-load of bananas coming.
PM: We have to sacrifice
By ZUHRIN AZAM AHMAD
From The Star today.
KUALA LUMPUR: The estimated annual saving of RM4.4bil in fuel subsidy will be spent to improve the public transport system, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
Improve what public transport system oh? To repair MRR2 and MAS(the public transport system?)
He said it was not the Government’s intention to burden the people when it increased the price of fuel.
Are you sure ?
“The money that we save from the subsidy will be returned to the rakyat in the form of a better public transport system,” he told a press conference after a briefing at Bank Negara here yesterday.
wow, companies who are building all those MRR2 and other wasteful should have more profitable crop this year.
demand better, demand cheaper
If Malaysians want the government to do a better job, they better start to demand it...but at the same time, why not look back at what Malaysians have done to get this government...
When the fuel prices were subsidized to ridiculously low levels, no one was demanding that neighbourhoods be planned better, or public transport be planned better...
The only solutions most malaysians wanted (then and probably still today) were more flyovers, more expressways, and more parking.
rapidKL only exists because the LRT projects were not making money...now the government can throw money at poorly planned LRT projects and feeder bus routes, wasting YOUR TAX MONEY in many more ways.
I am surprised to hear people say that monorails and elevated LRT are a solution for Malaysias transport problems...
Monorails and elevated LRT cost huge amounts...50 million USD /mile for the KL monorail...you ready to foot that bill again and again?
The real solutions are at the basic, grassroots level.
In terms of public transport:
Organize the bus systems around KL
Put information at the bus stops so passengers know what buses will arrive, where the bus is going, what the cost is (oh, and if you are in Penang, know if the bus stop is actually serviced)
Create restricted bus lanes so the buses can move faster and keep to a reliable schedule
Get safe, courteous drivers who can inform passengers, not take risks with passenger safety
Oh, and vote for an alternative government. Just like in Singapore, Malaysia has had a 1 party government for almost 50 years. Absolute power corrupts absolutely...have you ever wondered why the government can do anything it wants...the answer is because you are letting them get away with it...they dont fear the electorate, and that is not democracy.
The world needs more Canada
Absolute power corrupts absolutely in Singapore? Democracy according to who? The US?
Originally Posted by AllUrban