Happy Malaysia Day!
Let's rewind back to 16 Sept 2008 the day the nation was told the mother of all lies, the formation of a new Federal government by Anwar Ibrahim through what he claimed massive defection of MPs from BN, mostly from Sabah.
Today, exactly four years later, another mother of all lies is being told by the same man, a promise to the Labuan people to build a bridge from mainland Sabah to Labuan, if PR takes Putrajaya. The story here.
You don't have to be a genius to conclude that building a bridge is not a viable proposition. Labuan is only 87.52 Km2 with a population of around 60,000 people and one-third of the population transients.
What kind of economic output that Labuan is likely to produce to justify such huge capital investment which cannot generate sufficient traffic to generate reasonable rate of return. At current cost of construction the bridge pay back period would be well over 100 years. That money have better use upgrading Sabah poor road infrastructure than serving the interests of a little dot in the sea and 60,000 inhabitants that lack resourcefulness.
He promised the people of Labuan on his recent visit there and brought along with him a long lost son of Labuan who looks as alien as a Martian to the Labuan people, to be a PR candidate for Labuan in the 13th GE as reported here.
Can Ibrahim Menudin win Labuan for Anwar?
........but with Anwar you'll never know, it may be Menudin today and someone else tomorrow.
Menudin, has one disadvantage, not many people in Labuan know he is from Labuan considering his long hiatus from the island.