Sunday, March 05, 2006

My 30 cents worth.

So how is the feel of pumping petrol and see the number spinning non-stops, crossing the RM100 mark. My “Gold Fish” has been drinking petrol but normally it will not go across RM100, which is before the announcement of the increase. I went to feed my “Gold Fish” a day after and I saw for the first time, the amount counter speeding past RM100. FYI, I used Shell Vpower which hovers at Rm2.15/liter.

My heart almost burst out and my wallet feels lighter as the figures speed and turns, 90.00, 96.00, 100.03 and finally rest at 103.33. This amount that I pumped is when the indicator pointing at the last level on the petrol display on the dashboard. There are 4 levels, this means if I would to pump petrol only when it reaches the “E”mpty level then it will cost around RM130 plus. Well what to do as we were told that the increase will also benefit the public with better transportation system.

Eeh? So what, where and how does the government uses our Road Tax? Isn’t it supposed to channel towards maintaining the Transportation system? Wow I believe with this reduce in subsidy of petrol which will put an extra Rm4 billion plus into the government “wallet” plus the road tax collections, I believe we are expecting some Asian Class if not world class transport system in the near future. I hope our transportation system will finally match those of Japan.

Our current transportation system is not that bad it’s just that it is serving some weird routes. For example the recent announcement of Rapid KL, looks and sounds pretty good, RM2 to travel for the whole day. I believe it has been introduced more than 2 months already however you just look at the busses, its almost empty. Why? Where is the patron gone to? As I travel daily to work I could see some other Air Cond Buses, which is so packed, if you view it from the back you could see head, legs and something files hold by the passenger tangling dangerously outside the door. Something is really wrong, one bus is packed like sardine and the other is empty like graveyard?

Same goes with the LRT/MRT system. I believe if there is a LRT/MRT system that serves the Cheras Area, the long queue of cars with the driver and passenger that looks like they are parking their car from “Loke Yew” until Cheras 11 miles would be resolved. I guess the government could have done some kind of survey before and found that most of the Cheras residence is rich hence public transport is not needed. Honestly the infamous Cheras traffic jam has existed even when I am still wearing my secondary school uniform.

Lets hope the amount save from the subsidy of petrol will be well spent and not thrown or given to someone as pocket money. Talking about that, it reminds me that we do have a big company who have monopolized certain industry for years needs help. Only a few years of punching out with a new competitor within Malaysia it once declares that they are in the Red again. It has been “saved” before and now it looks like it needs help again. One company who loves art but despise profit. For goodness sake do not treat us taxpayers as ATM and do wake up and admit failure and do something about it and not just the same “Talk”.

I guess its boil down to one thing, give tons of money to some Ah Cow, you could see only Ah Cow feeding its Cow with very good feed and in the end you see a lot of steak being produce and be eaten for a year in Ah Cow house. Gives a bit of money to Ah Pig, you could see Ah Pig feeding its Cow with good feed plus ensuring its Cow mate and have more small Cow and then big Cow. You could never see an end as 1 Cow becomes many Cow and then finally the Cow can be eaten in many houses all over the world. You get what I mean? No? Anyway its just my 30 cents worth only mah, I guess since I bought a big car I need to pay a bit more, when you eat Salty Fish be prepare to drink more water....

6 comments:

laymank said...

The very same question on how and where the 'saving' on petrol subsidy will be spent on is echoing every where.

All we can do is pay the extra petrol cost, wait and see what will be improved.

Sometimes, really feels that 'faith' for the country is slowly diminishing... :(

leecs said...

wah..pak soo also into this gahmen thing liao....
this time is 4 billion, previous few times...more than 20billion save liao loh...

but..probably those money save to 'rescue' those big company loh...one flying everywhere still making lost and one smaller one mainly doing domestic is now going international and still doing good and making money...ai..see who manage lah..

we still have other to rescue leh...some people company buying something for rm500million and sold of at euro1 after 12months still consider not making a lost..from there we can see how they manage liao...loh..

SooHK said...

Laymank, after a while I believe the trust is gone. I guess the next election will be a time whereby all the unhappiness will be shown...

LeeCS, ain't its true we are these company ATM...

PhotoCrazy said...

Ya very sad to know that. At least we are better than other country for the moment. Can't imagine we will be worst than those already worst country.

Lrong said...

Yeap, B-land has quite a bit to learn from J-land about public transport especially in the urban areas... the ease in taking subways and trains operated by different companies is amazing... the train system in KL sucks... plus the taxi system in Japan... the drivers wear white gloves, use the meters, and I have yet to hear of cheating cases...

SooHK said...

Photocrazy, the government kept comparing with other countries but the differrence is we are also a country that produces it although in less quantity.

Lrong, B Land should really start to do something, the worst case is when it rains you will get wet, going from one subway/rail provider to another. Its not integrated. The integration the government talking about is using touch and go or Manual monthly ticket, its the ticket system but not the actual transportation system. Sigh!...

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