The government had no choice but to allow the toll hike because it was stated in the concession agreements said The Minister of Works Mohd Zin Mohammad.Wonder where this guy come from ?
He certainly doesn't have what it takes to be a minister. Completely clueless about the current state of the economy. He is probably another one of those who thinks Malaysia is not in a recession and there is no need to care for the welfare of the people.It is minister like this that makes the people hate the BN government. Sheer arrogance and no skill in dealing with the masses. Surely, we all know those things are in the agreement and we certainly don't need a dim-witted minister to tell us that was the reason.
In every business, no matter how tight the agreement is, there is always room for negotiations and in this particular case it is Mohd Zin responsibility to negotiate with the concessionaires to suspend or postpone the increase until the economic climate has improved.If such negotiation failed to bring the desired result than the government should pay the concessionaires the price increase.After all it's taxpayers' money that they are going to use.It's the government, not the people, that signed those lopsided agreements putting too much money in the concessionaire's pockets.Some are cronies of those in power.
To show how screwed up the system is.... the example of how the CEO of Tenaga Che Khalib Mohamad was chosen as 'CEO Of The Year 2008' when the company he manages posted huge losses of almost RM1 billion in 2008.The people at Business Times ought to have their heads examined.
This is the time when government must react to the people's problem and do it utmost to lessen the financial burden on the people.This is the time when government should take care of the interests of the masses not just the interests of a few towkeys or some manufactured Malay entrepreneurs who were there simply because of the goddamn policy rather than their own capability.
This is not the time to overtax the people with additional expenses which the government could well absorb itself.There is little doubt that the minister concerned lack experience and is probably too lazy to put in an effort to negotiate with the concessionaires.Of course, it is easier to say the government had no choice.
It appears that the Prime Minister either has no knowledge of this critical issue or flip-flop again, otherwise, he wouldn't call for a review. Like most of us he probably found out after reading the newspaper.Would you believe such an important issue that going to affect the livelihood of the people was not brought to the PM's attention?
This government must have the worst cabinet ministers as far back as I can remember.They are void of any talent and incapable of making intelligent decisions.In everything they do, the BN ministers, knowingly or unknowingly, sabotaged their own government.Already in a precarious position, having lost two by-elections and with three by-elections in the offing they still can't make sensible decision.
A government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Abraham Lincoln)
This one might.