Uncertainty over the rising price of oil and a looming global economic slowdown could prompt the Prime Minister to bring forward the date of the general election.
The BR1M cash is being dished out – unashamedly using BN channels. But with rising prices, what is RM500? It will be wiped out in no time and hence forgotten as people struggle to come to terms with more trying economic conditions.
The last treat in the bag of goodies (financed by public funds) will be the new remuneration scheme for the civil service – but first the government has to deal with unhappiness over the vast disparity in pay rises for the top and bottom rungs of the civil service.
And how long before the government increases electricity tariffs, introduces GST and thrusts 1Care upon an unsuspecting public?
Are they likely to do any of this before the general election? I doubt it.