What the papers say? #2

10 Dec

This is considered as a revised version of  ‘What today’s papers say’ by me. I just renamed it so that people would understand that I can’t post everyday since not everyday interesting things would happen. Some of the days were just normal. Followed by quite a number of readers read my last ‘What today’s papers say’ I continue the tradition with the second issue.

Tarif baru elektrik tunggu kelulusan (Berita Harian, 10 December 2009)

New tariff for electricity usage maybe intoduced next January if accepted by the Cabinet said Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Peter Chin Kah Fui. He said that Tenaga Nasional already proposed to increase the tariff but the ministry still investigates about it before proposed to the Cabinet.

My comment : After the heartbreaking hints of increasing prices of petrol and sugar, another price will increase next year, electricity. This is considered as bad news to us as again, with all if these resources prices increase, so will the prices of all goods.

Astro lancar khidmat TV definisi tinggi esok (Berita Harian, 10 December 2009)

Astro will launch Malaysia’s first high definition (HD) TV service tomorrow.

My comment : Finally Malaysia got its own HD service. It is almost 5 years after the US did it. Astro service price will surely be increased, again.

Mansuhkan sistem subsidi (Kosmo, 10 December 2009)

FOMCA proposed that all subsidy given to the Malaysian people to be diminished gradually to retain national interest. The FOMCA president, Datuk N. Marimuthu said, the government will not always afford to give subsidies to the people because every gift consume a lot of money.

My comment : Although FOMCA considered as the people’s tongue, that never means that what FOMCA said is from the people. There are some issues regarding subsidies. 1. Malaysia have a lot of money. A lot of money until they have enough resources to do mega projects such as the Bakun Dam, the Petronas Twin Towers, the PKFZ, and so on. If the goverment’s money did not go back to the people, where else will it go? 2. There are people here who don’t have a lot of money. There are still poor people in this country, may it be farmers, fishermen, or even the Asli people who most of them still lives in the jungle. So, if the price hiked, how can they afford to buy their basic needs, let alone to buy luxuries? Until Malaysia considered as advanced countries, same front line as Japan or US, then we can make the subsidies diminish, as government need the money to do other mega projects.

S’gor wants hazard map declassified (The Star, 10 December 2009)

The Selangor government is pushing for the hazard map for Ampang-Hulu Kelang to be declassified now that the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide report has been made public. Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the state government was keen to help the affected residents obtain the map as it would allow remedial measures to be taken to prevent future loss of lives and properties.

My comment : If this incident considered as ‘not the Central Government’s fault’, then why keep it a secret?

As a recap : And again, more hints of price hikes and even proposal of diminishing subsidies without thinking about the rest of the people.

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