Sunday, March 7, 2010

Golf for the rakyat

I am not a golfer. I dont play golf although I know how the game is played. Golf sets are not cheap. Golf club membership fee too is exorbitant. Had I got the money, I would love to join. As a member, I enjoy other privileges at the club house, including its jackpot room.

I am glad that the government has waived import duty for golf buggies. This will encourage more people to engage themselves in the sport, or at least enjoy being looked at as being a member of the inner circle... the rich and famous. Otherwise, we can only enjoy the aroma of Famous Amos!

Am I glad! It will also boost our sports-tourism industry. More golf clubs can be opened, more greens, more buggies, more job opportunities, more tournaments and things like that. We will become a regional center for golf.

Its a good thing that the import duty is waived. How much is a buggy costs? Between Rm20,000 to RM30,000 maybe? It will be 50 per cent cheaper after this, which is affordable to the lowest income bracket. Currently, even the cheapest car on the road is still considerably expensive to them. Now they can purchase the buggy for everyday life, like going to work, going to the market, tapping rubber and so on.

Traffic in the city is always at a crawl, almost daily. Buggy will be ideal, I suppose. The road-tax and insurance will be very, very low too. Hope the government will regulate for cheaper golf sets and club membership, too.

Thumbs up!

28 comments:

man bonet said...

bujai,

kau sindir siapa ni?

bila lak kerajaan umum?

kalau betul pun, biar laaa... golf memang untuk orang kaya pun.

kita penoreh getah ni, main lastik pun dah ok apa!

clemence said...

boss,

good idea la. we can modify the buggies for rubber tappers, oil palm planters and others.

also good for traffic jam. with the cars we use today, buggies will be useful in traffic jams.

let us buy one today. i know where to get it.

Anonymous said...

only lazy and veteran golfers use buggies, my friend.

anyway, buggies can also be used to patrol our residential areas!

doggone said...

we have more than 200 golf courses in the country. each requires about 50 buggies.

thats why laaaa....

that also u cannot think one aaar!

Anonymous said...

hoi!

lu ingat lu sapa mahu komplen!

old mate said...

kah kah kah! dont try to be funny la, jai.

i know u are a snooker player, just like rockybru and others!

u should ask for cheaper cue and tables.

still using your aristocrat?

Anonymous said...

Bro, just cos the fuel subsidy still there, Najib wants to balance by removing duty on golf buggy? Who benefits? The rich & famous. They also benefit from the fuel subsidy. Why not remove APs for cars? Then everyone will benefit & not just the rich & famous.

patriot said...

bro,

we must support everything decided by the government. everything they decide is right. nothing is wrong anywhere. its for the rakyat. raising the allowance of wakil rakyat is also for the rakyat. big projects in the urban areas are also for the rakyat.

like this buggy issue, it will augur well in establishing malaysia as a golf hub. we can share (just share) the pride (and not the revenue). rakyats' pride also, right?

not even one per cent of the population plays golf. its still okay in the sense that we have the sport in the country. we are happy to see golf courses developers making big money out of it. the taxes go to the government and the government will build more infrastructures for urban sports.

its okay that our kids in the kampungs still kick football in dry padi fields or among the tombstones. they enjoy it. we have enjoyed it although nobody will open up golf courses near the kampungs. unless somewhere near labu johnson where the felda settlers are already millionaires.

so, no big deal about import duty on buggies is abolished. we still have our old bicycles and motorbikes although sometimes we have to owe the shop to change a tyre nut.

doesnt matter if we dont play golf. what matters most is support whatever the government does!

reporter 90an said...

saya sokong pendapat sdr bahawa kereta paling murah pun belum tentu mampu dimiliki oleh rakyat berpendapatan rendah di negara ini, apalagi untuk membeli keahlian kelab golf.

walaupun sindiran sdr tajam dan pedas, ia patut difikirkan oleh kerajaan

Anonymous said...

bagus gak guna buggy atas jalan raya. pepatah ada menyebut, biar lambat asalkan selamat. eksiden pun boleh dielakkan. kalau eksiden pun, takda yang kojol, kan?

memang kepala hotak lu bergeliga!

BIOL A said...

alaaahhhh...

aku pun main golf gak, kat celah2 pokok getah.

cuma iron dia gua rotan atau cabang pelepah buluh.

lagi hebat, siot!

bola dia dari getah segerap! bukan main laju dan jauh lagi. tiger woodpecker pun kalah!

wee said...

bro, i enjoy this posting. the last time u wrote something cynical was about a year ago.

i thot the govt has been paying u all this while...

so sorry maa!

Anonymous said...

jai,

lain macam je kau ari ni....

ada yang tak kena ke?

Anonymous said...

buggies and buggers are the same

Jeanned said...

Hi

Found some great golf destinations online..

http://www.linksworldgolf.com/golf-destinations.php

Cheers!!

hashim chonel said...

Jai,

Welcome to 1 Malaysia, it's not only for the poor but also for the rich and famous.

As you know, PM n TPM play golf, so it's good that, they promote Golf as aport. BTW, Malacca also has a lot of Golf courses, well Ali Rustam your CM also has long time ago enbark into Golf as to attract tourism, that why Malacca can garnered 6 million tourist a year...

So, it's is fair that, the government reduce the import duty for buggies, so that more people in the rural areas, villages surrounding A Formosa can operated the buggies, ferrying people from Simpang Empat to A Formosa for instant.


Well, I think Najib nie pun nak sapu bersih semua,,,macam Anwar jugak kut? We wait until the next PRU.....silap-silap Alor Gajah N masjid Tanah jadi independent.....

Anonymous said...

daa la tuu jai.... usah bedek beb

muss

Anonymous said...

bro,

i heard most of najib's policies do not come into effect. in other words, none is really functioning and none is contributing to the well being of the people.

jambalaya said...

just because he was invited to give away prizes at the golf tour, he made such an announcement which, to many, only benefits not even 0.5 per cent of the malaysians.

he only knows how to please the minority and not the majority.

this is a major task for najib and his team.

anak tani said...

syukurlah kita boleh main golf ramai2.

buka lebih banyak padang golf dan kelab golf.

jangan lupa bukak satu kat kampung aku di felda sg ular dekat lipis. tentu ramai yang akan main golf.

best betul la kerajaan ni, kan?

Anonymous said...

NI SIAPA PUNYA IDEA LA NI....!

BAHLOL BETOL LAAAA!!!

Anonymous said...

elok la. kita nak jadi terkenal di mata dunia.

bagi la lebih banyak insentif kepada orang kaya ni.

kelab golf ni cuma untuk diorang. orang miskin main golf dalam kelambu je.... hole in one!

roger more said...

bang,
memang betul. boleh dikatakan semua kelab golf ada kelab jackpot mesin judi ni.

ini ke yang kita nak galakkan?

Anonymous said...

sial betul la. aku baru rancang nak mintak AP buggy ni, tetiba je dah hapus cukai.

macam mana nak cari makan ni?

bardin said...

funny.

why must najib make the announcement during the golf tour? why not other time?

what? to please who?


ooooooooo.... sorry maaa!

Anonymous said...

saya cadang kita buka kelab golf di setiap kawasan parlimen. ini boleh menggalakkan rakyat main golf walaupun terpaksa jual lembu kerbau ke, jual tanah ke, jual maruah ke...

kuntum said...

masih ramai lagi orang miskin di hulu terengganu ni hidup kais pagi, makan pagi, kais petang makan petang. diorang tak tau pun pasal golf ni. apa yang diorang nak ialah kehidupan yang lebih elok sikit daripada sekarang. ada yang terpaksa minta beras daripada orang lain untuk bagi makan anak2. tetiba je kita berasa megah sebab turunkan harga buggy untuk golf...

Anonymous said...

PR tak perlu Kerja Kuat!
UMNO tembak kaki sendiri !

Subsidi Gula dan Bahan api untuk orang biasa.
Sunsidi Golf untuk atasan
Sejak Tundol slumberjack naik PM pada 2004,
Dia telah membuka pintu luas luas dan semua penentang Hak Islam dan Melayu mulai serangan.
Malang tada siape yang mempertahan kan hak kita,malahan slumberjack galakkan serangan.
Mac 2008, akibat nya kuasa Melayu dan Islam di cairkan.
Malang semua orang dalam UMNO terdiam dan cari jalan nak jaga kepentingan sendirian saje.
Mujor ade TDM,tapi suara dia sorang aje di belantara.
Apabila Najib naik PM, malang sekali satu persatu institusi Melayu di cairkan.
Kerana 1Malaysia dan nak dapat sokongan balik penentang Melayu dan penentang Islam.
Hakikat nya mereka naik lemak makin naik semangat kerja kuat kuat untuk merampas kuasa politik dan ekonomi.
Nyata PKFZ adalah kuda trojan untuk pecah kubu UMNO,dan hari in McA-SaTAR-Gerakkan-Sin Chew axis adelah 5th column yang sedang makan isi dalam macam barah perengkat akhir.
Malang demi malang UMNO tak sedar akan ini dan tiada politikal leaderwship.
Melayu sudah jadi 1Malaysia.
Cina tetap dengan nanyang diapora nya, dan pandai mengajar orang buat subsidi,wal hal semua kepentingan mega kepunyaan cina tetap jadi mega kerana ade subsidi.... makan besor yob cina.
Orang kite makan kecial dan tiada makan.

Selagi Melayu ade di bumi semenanjung,selagi itu Melayu di tentang se habisan tanpa tumpah darah sebab cina ade kuasa wang.
Wang bolih beli pengaruh.
Operasi 15hb untuk tangkap PATI bolih tannguh kerana ACCIM kasi tahau 10 haritu adalah masa keuntungana yang sangat besar.
Lega lah 1,800,000 pati,terima kasih ACCIM.
Yakin dan percayalah,Presiden UMNO sendiri tak yakin UMNO akan berubah sebelum PRU yang dekaaaat sangat.
Indie yang mempertahan hak ,tapi UMNO juga buat hal hari demi hari.
PRU lagi dua tahun,aje, .. itu kalu felda tak belot,UMNO masih blh dapat.... kerusi?.
changkat lobak.
arjuna waspada