Friday, February 27, 2009

The toll rates DRAMA!

Its good that the proposed hike in toll rates has been postponed to year end. However, the way it was done was full of DRAMAS!

Please... dont tell us that any proposal by any ministry must be implemented without prior consent of the Cabinet. Cummon Md Zin, what have you got to say to the rakyat.

The people are not that stupid anymore to distinguish an element of 'a game' in his announcement on Thursday about the new rates for 5 toll concessionaires. Even some MPs - of both BN and the opposition - were against it.

Can't you just wait for another day to present the proposal to the weekly Cabinet meeting. And true enough, it was rejected by the meeting which was chaired by Datuk Seri Najib today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said in Pattaya that the issue should be referred to the Cabinet first before any announcement is made. Yes, but such is the habit of the BN government when orchestrating its drama in any run-up to by-elections or general elections.

Everybody knows that any ministry CANNOT make its own decision before it gets full consent and approval from the Cabinet. The Works Minister was aware of it but it is believed that he was asked to simply make such an annoucement to attract some 'cheap publicity' and to draw public protest.

He succeeded, and so did Pak Lah and Najib. Finally, they decided to postpone it to the relief of the rakyat. They government can expect lots of praises from all sectors of the community.

13 comments:

lien, subang said...

i agree with u bujai. after the hway projects were privatised, not its dramatised.

md zin is not to be blamed. he was instructed to make the announcement by his higher authority, maybe to test the public reaction.

pity him, a victim of politics!

Anonymous said...

another blunder by someone who is not fit to become a works minister!

lim goh poh said...

APA LA KORANG HEBOH PASAL TOL NI? DIORANG YANG KELUAR DUIT BUAT HIWAY YANG CANTIK UNTUK KORANG LALU, NAIK SIKIT PUN OK LA. DIORANG PUN NAK HIDUP JUGAK.

KALAU KORANG TANAK GUNA HWAY, IKUT JALAN LAMA LA ATAU BUAT JALAN SENDIRI.

BARU DUA TIGA POSEN PUN DAH BISING. KALAU BELANJA SAKAN HARI2 UNTUK BENDA LAIN, TAKPA!

BODOH PUNYA RAKYAT MALAYSIA.,. MEMALUKAN AKU JE!

Anonymous said...

the issue here is why didnt he refer it to the cabinet?

the issue here is why must he made a partial announcement?

the issue here is why cant he wait just another day?

pandey sangat la tu!

ex-hubby ziana said...

biasa la. dah dekat2 pilihanraya kecil ni, ada la drama macam ni. dah biasa dah. rakyat pun dah lali kena macam ni. apa nak heran. menteri kerjaraya yang dipaksa jadi orang bodoh untuk buat pengumuman tu. dia sendiri maklum benda ni kena bawak ke jemaah menteri dulu. tapi mestilah ada orang yang suruh dia buat pengumuman tu untuk 'sergah' orang ramai, khususnya pengguna 5 lebuh raya tu. orang ramai mestilah gelisah, tak tentu arah. dah la ada yang kena buang kerja pada zaman ekonomi meleset ni, kadar tol naik pulak. so, dalam tempoh 24 jam kemudian najib pengerusikan mesyuarat kabinet, tarik balik pengumuman md zin dan tangguhkan sampai ujung tahun. orang ramai mula la rasa lega dan ada yang memuji kerajaan, khususnya najib. ni la yang kerajaan nak sebagai platform dan tiket untuk menang pilihanraya kecil, kalau tak silap di 4 kawasan, tidak lama lagi. md zin kan ke nak bertanding kerusi majlis tertinggi? ni pun elook gak untuk dia. semua ni drama hebat yang sudah dirancang dengan baik.

apong, benta said...

DRAMA? WHO'S THE DIRECTOR? PAK LAH OR NAJIB? GOOD ONE LA, BRO. CAN WIN MANY AWARDS

fitri, ulu klang said...

i dont mind at all if the toll rates go up.

i ride a motorbike. who cares?

hahahahaahahah!!!!

benggali toncet said...

LU MELAYU, CINA SAMA INDIA, APA SUSAH KALAU ITU TOL NAIK KA, TURUN KA...

SAYA PUNYA BARANG NAIK KALU, LU TIGA-TIGA SUSAH!

bujai said...

me benggali,

please jangan main-main haaa!!!

bujai said...

LIEN,

i dont blame md zin either. he just nod to what the bosses say...

johnny, SIBU said...

this is hard times for such hikes in toll rates. why must we make the people to pay when other countries do not subscribe to this kind of method?

the concessionaires must realise that this is not the right time to ask for a new rate. they have taken too much from the public and now its time to show some consideration.

i agree that the government has to bear the burden but let revive the economy first, make the people get enough to eat and wear, only then can we consider the hike.

be fair to everybody, will you?

Anonymous said...

and it looks like some bloggers are also in on the game. like 3540 jalan sudin.:)
buat cakap" My appeal to YOU -- please think carefully before announcing any hike! Make sure to deliberate long and hard....

Sakit jiwa, sakit hati dan sakit jantung tak pasal-pasal..... "

heh heh the games people play

- Silence is Golden-

Anonymous said...

Rightly so, Pak Lah is leaving in less than a month. He must be seen to be doing something good and that's the reason for all this drama and gimmick. Cheap thrill