Current events: Your views (July 2022)

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A lot of things are happening:

Umno looks hopelessly split into a few camps. Will the momentum they had picked up after winning state elections in Malacca, Johor and Sarawak gradually evaporate with the price hikes that are hurting the people? Despite the keluarga Malaysia rhetoric, the Barisan Nasional parties show little inclination in taking a more inclusive approach. The price hikes and their impact on the lower-income group will be the BN’s Achilles’ heel.

Perikatan Nasional parties like Bersatu and their ally Pas have shown little interest in projecting a more plural and more inclusive approach. It is hard to see how they can be major players with this shortcoming.

Pakatan Harapan still seems lethargic in picking up the slack. Look at the residents’ protests over highways in Selangor and civil society opposition to the three-island project in rich fishing waters off southern Penang Island as well as the Pan Island Link mega-highway over sensitive terrain in Penang. This shows that there is little official thinking in PH-ruled states about more sustainable alternatives. Are PH parties beholden to Big Capital and neoliberal thinking like the other major parties? Can they project a more people-centred alternative like the smaller PSM has done?

Corruption is still a major problem affecting the nation. Climate change and the impact of mega-development projects continues to take a toll on the people.

Civil society’s People’s Agenda and the People’s Manifesto highlight the people’s concerns and present a reform programme. Will they be able to pick up momentum and drive the narrative ahead of the general election? Will they be able to pressure the political parties to at least address the critical issues of the day?

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Tom Jerry

Now that prices of everything has gone up, PM Sabri’s responsibility to look after us in the best way that he can. One way would be to reduce expenses, getting tough on leakages, providing subsidies to the people, coming up with more investor -friendly policies to attract foreign investors, stop threatening to close down businesses just because they are haram with some people, stop reducing our farm lands, stop land grabbing , just to name a few. If the country is managed well, the effects of inflation will be minimal. It is the government’s duty to lead us through any… Read more »

glissantia

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Hard to do when the gomen (a) has been so spendthrift (b) is so involved in business, competing with private businesses and getting political donations from GLCs.

glissantia

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They are still flying overseas for every excuse, launching big ad campaigns for supercicial issues, maintining the secrecy of contracts secret, rescuing cronies, etc. Normalised racism, restrictive laws and selective enforcement/prosecution serve to blow up almost any scandal, turning it into sedition, “sensitive issue”, breach of public order, etc.

Brocky

The subsidies for 2022 total at least RM77.7 billion, which is 31.2% of Malaysia’s total revenue and 4.6% of its GDP.

This will decrease the development budget since the government cannot cut the operating budget that feeds the bloated civil service.

The government must have the necessary political courage to implement subsidy reforms with a comprehensive and transparent mechanism to identify poor households for targeted subsidy.

glissantia

High prices necessitate subsidies. They may arise from oligopoly, extortion/kickback, regulatory inefficiency and senseless/partisan rules, i.e., no free market. E.g., the covid mask racket in April 2020.

If more government income is spent on sound basic facilities (infrastructure and services), the masses have more income left and expect less subsidies. As things stand, many even tremble at the signs of rain, as their hovels may be destroyed again.

luca

Reason for free falling Ringgit:

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=218504

Venger

Why Singapore currency is so strong

Siang Yee

As a retiree, I am happy that Bank Negara has restored 0.5 percent point to OPR such that I get more interest with my savings to sustain my living costs. Now can get 3 per cent per anum for 12-month Fixed Deposit.

To those who cry foul, you should be thankful for low interest for 2 years during MCO and Covid. One should not take excessive loan if you cannot service them. For example housing loan for a smaller and cheaper house if you do not want burden from interest hike.

Last edited 1 month ago by Siang Yee
glissantia

The bank rates for deposits have little variation. They are too are not competitive. When they do offer 1-2% extra with great fanfare, there is always a catch.

Esme

No catch for special FD rate if you have minimum RM10K, add additional 0.5% to the interest rate if you are a Premier or Privileged or Signature customers (with minimum RM200K with the bank).

The only catch could be CASA condition ie. you have to keep 10%-30% of your FD amount on Current/Savings Account for the same period to qualify for higher FD rate.

I hope this clarify the matter, so that depositors are not confused by the ‘fanfare & catch’ statement.

Rilakuma

Little catch in FD, but plenty of catch in investing unit trusts where upfront you are paying 4-5% of commission and management fees. Remember past performance of the fund may not warranty future performance. Put your money in FD for a peace of mind.

Omega 888

glissantia, do you think our banks are now flushed with money meaning very very very rich and inactive meaning not being used much. Just curious. Your opinion, please?

glissantia

I noticed your comment late. Answer: I wouldn’t know. I do see that the banks are making record profits, just like foreign ones. How is that possible?

PCH

Another OPR raise expected this September to reduce inflationary pressure and to protect ringgit value?.

Retirees should cheer with extra income from fixed deposit rate to counter higher cost livings now. Each month can afford to indulge in more street food.

Esme

Malaysia’s foreign reserves continued to shrink in 2022. The international reserves held by Bank Negara Malaysia totalled US$109.2 billion (about RM481.08 billion) as of June 15, a drop of US$3.6 billion from May 31. That’s the largest two-week fall since July 2015.

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-sees-largest-drop-foreign-reserves-seven-years

BNM has no choice but to gradually restore OPR to pre-Covid days. Note the key word is ‘restore’, not ‘increase’.

shriek

….reserves dropping. … where is your comment or rebuke on this matter?

Venger

Simple matter does not need further explanation or further rebuke, unless you are spoonfed in your education.

Pious

Easy to get Loan appproved but able to pay on time monthly could be a struggle for many. Better look at ways to cut unnecessary expenses like Astro or Netflix subscription, avoid fast food like McD and KFC and cook at home. Also stop making procreation a recreation activity if you cannot afford condoms!

luca

For a start, avoid food outlets that charge 6% SST and 10% service charge (service in Malaysia is deplorable in the first place).

Gigi

People must ask if they want MCO to come back to enjoy low interest rate?

Get real, interest has never increase above pre pandemic period. We are just getting back to normal.

Omega 888

Maybe you have misread. Read his comment again. Siang Yee is talking about the same normal pre pandemic Fix Deposit period as oppose to the pandemic period. Pre pandemic is much better than pandemic period. It use to go as high as 5% during that period, then slowly dropped to 3.5 to 4.5%.

During pandemic it was 1.6 to 1.7%. Banks were quite manipulative.

When AI was FM and during the ‘attack’ on the ringgit, the FD went as high as 8+ %.That is history now.

Mike

Uncle Omega you were very fortunate to earn 8.88+% interest those days. A typical saving Uncle like you can now afford to relax n enjoy your golden years?

shriek

mega keeps very quiet like a mouse on this matter. Otherwise he has many to talk about….

Omega 888

Quiet like a mouse? Hee Hee. What else is there to talk about on this matter, Shriek ? Ah assumed that should have been the end of it. Start talking about the current banking system and compare it to the past system. That will be more interesting.

shriek

oh mega like abba – sing $$$. See your MCA BN. Order light attack hell icopter in 2015 with deliver in 2017 and 2018. Now cant see and smell in 2022. If trouble come, oh mega and all pha will be over within 6 weeks. See how Japanese used bechah less one wheel to over run the country. Yet MCA Bn semua pun boleh

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/28/no-further-action-over-purchase-of-helicopters-say

Omega 888

We are talking about banking and you suddenly jump to military procurement, offence and defense.

You need to be focused and consistent, shriek. Don’t be like the American President Joe Biden.

shriek

oh mega, the hardware are all $$$. You think they are toys? They are not chip. Your MCA BN Has to pay upfront

shriek

Oh mega, sure you like to talk about banking $$$. See your BN can have millions of shares and value 1B. Under BN ec $$$
JJ’s children strike out grandma’s suit over interim distribution of assets | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

shriek

not banking but rakyat come together and enjoy entertainment, food and drinks. they give business to stall owners who employed casuals. You never kbkb at Tak PAS which its taliban policies and making rakyat regressive

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/30/bon-odori-a-smashing-hit-in-return-to-penang/

shriek

Post pandemic with many Federal or Country Reserve Bank raising interest rate. With higher IR, they fear recession. Cost more to borrow and to do or start business

luca

When interest is low, all kinds of businesses mushroom without offering real value to consumers. Now high interest period will force those lousy ones that cannot sustain operations to cease business – survival of the fittest.

Brocky

CNA: The Truth Behind Malaysia’s Chicken Shortage & Farmers’ Woes

Rilakuma

Penang CAP is interviewed in the video. Basically no proof of cartel involved. Two years of MCOs and lockdown have cut demand of chickens, not we are paying the price as demand is surging. By simple economics, price have to go up before equilibrium is reached. It is an opportunity to cut down meat consumption for health and financial reasons, and help the market to reach price equilibrium faster.

Mike

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/indonesia-export-frozen-chicken-singapore-first-shipment-cpi-2806331?cid=FBcna

PM banned export chickens to Singapore, who now sourcing from Jokowiland. Such oversight could mean in future excess Johor chickens can no longer cross the causeway when IndoChicks have already fulfilled Temasek demand.

lucar

Johor chicken farmers (many are Singapore owners) sell to Singapore for SingDollar to offset the high operating cost in Malaysia, and benefit Malaysian consumers. Without revenue from Singapore market, we will not get cheaper chickens here for ourselves!

Omega 888

Please give us Rakyat a ‘ Link ‘ where you got this information from, that Malaysians consumers are benefitting by getting cheaper chicken from Singapore’s revenue, from the Johor chicken farmers who are Singapore owners.

shriek

Oh mega – Magic link? Better ask your MCA or shout to malu boss to come again. Last time he came and Penang Kias get chip tiger prawn. Malu boss comes to Penang like Santa Clown and gives goodies and $$$$. Tell your boss, Seniors will perform Gyannam style dance

Inquisitor

Why your chicken rice is getting more expensive

Inquisitor

The ban on chicken exports mean earnings evaporation for local poultry companies that could export their products at a higher price. But the overarching impact of the ban would also be reduced production capacity and efficiency.

The ban would defeat the aim of enhancing efficiency and reducing the cost of production, which would lead to lower prices for consumers.

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/regional-suppliers-unlikely-benefit-shortterm-chicken-export-ban

Saljeet

It’s a shame local TV cannot produce such investigative documentary on current affairs. Singapore is always one up.

Alpha 888

Hallo shriek, your favorite dream country. You and your mates with similar thoughts can read about it.

” Road rage ‘a real and big issue’ in Singapore, as drivers bemoan sense of entitlement on roads ” – Saturday, 16 Jul 2022 9:20 AM MYT
https://www.malaymail.com/news/singapore/2022/07/16/road-rage-a-real-and-big-issue-in-singapore-as-drivers-bemoan-sense-of-entitlement-on-roads/17703

shriek

Alpha Simple Simonm, you want to compare with Mat Rempit across the causeway? They challege and taunt traffic polisi as who can speed faster, agile and manouvreable. …
Sink apore small island and every car has dash cam and how can rage cars escape with so many laws to pin?

Omega 888

No need to beat around the Mulberry bush, shriek. Just say, your favorite dream country S’ pore, has messy issues.

Why, such a hunky-dory, squeaky clean, everything good, so called advanced first world country like S’ pore, has a serious Road Rage issue?

Sure something must be messy over there, don’t you agree?

Does S’ pore have any traffic accidents or not, and due to it, loss of lives or being disabled ? Got or not, shriek ?

shriek

oh mega You ask me it shows you do not know and yet you talk big? What Road Rage when ownership of cars are limited. Not like here – father, mother and every working children has a car.

Omega 888

So, now ah understand why Penang is so congested in so many places with so many cars. Many more cars than Buses or lorries in a tiny little tourist island. So, what does the PH State Govt plan to do about it ?

Build undersea tunnel. reclaim more land from the sea, build more roads for the ” father, mother and every working children has a car ” people ? Is this a smart plan or a foolish plan, shriek ?

Last edited 8 days ago by Omega 888
shriek

Oh mega, buying cars and kapcais are Penang kias rights. Buses you should ask your MCA Dr Weee. What happen to Transport Plan? Your MCA Dr weee can spend $1B per km for MRT and none to Rapid buses?

shriek
shriek

Oh mega Matt Rempit is greater problem. The young to 10 years are following the trend. Life start after 12am.Your PAS said not night club, but the Rempit Club gets excited after 12 am

Omega 888

What has PAS or any others have got anything to do with it. First and foremost, these children are the responsibility of their parents. If the parents don’t raise them up properly …………… The reason we teach children when they are children is because when they are adults there can be serious consequences for bad behavior.

Your parents never taught you this, shriek ?

shriek

Your parents did not teach you or you teach your children? Mat Rempit and Bosia do not found in Nons. It is a culture in your PAS and Dumno

Alive

Mat Rempit menace in Penang.
Kapcai Rage?

Saljeet

Now many Malaysians live in Singapore and drive Singapore registered cars. The recent woman road rage is from Johor.

Omega 888

Use to hear, S’ pore use to have kiasu disease. Maybe it still does. Maybe these people from here go over there and got infected by it. When they come over here, the kiasu disease becomes active. Shriek should know something about it. S’ pore is his dream country.

shriek

Here we have Mat Rempit disease and and it spread to kids like superman. Your MCA tai Lo inaction. From Mat Rempit, it spread to other activities

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/24/reel-in-mat-rempit-guan-eng-tells-authorities/

Omega 888

First and foremost, these children are the responsibility of their parents. If the parents don’t raise them up properly …………… The reason we teach children when they are children is because when they are adults there can be serious consequences for bad behavior.

shriek

Kiasu is better than Rempit. Rempit taunt, challenge and even harass innocent drivers like Seniors. They damn you.

Omega 888

They have become who they are because their parents raised them up in an irresponsible manner.

The reason we teach children when they are children, because when they are adults there can be serious consequences for bad behavior.

And this covers Kiasu too!

Rilakuma

Everybody complain kpkb price hike and opr (interest) hike, but very few people complain about Ringgit on downward slide. Why?

If only Ringgit is half as strong as SingDollar, we will be able to handle the current inflation better (from food import point of view), right?

We need further insight from resident economist glissantia on this matter.

Brocky

This is an interesting short clip showing how Ringgit has been depreciating against Singapore dollar since 1965.

Wahid

Simple video, no words but tell the sorry state of our Ringgit.

No wonder more are heading south to earn Singapore wages.

yolo

Najib, not Pakatan Harapan, is the one responsible for Malaysia lagging behind other neighbouring countries, says Tun Mahathir.

Mahathir said this in a Twitter thread where he blamed Najib’s “silly agreements” and “overpriced projects”.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/20/dr-m-to-najib-you039re-to-blame-for-malaysia-lagging-behind-neighbours

Inquisitor

Today Singapore Dollar = 3.25 Ringgit.
Another record high. More “Malau” (Malaysian labourer) heading to Singland.

https://johor.chinapress.com.my/20220802/%e4%bb%a4%e5%90%89%e5%85%91%e6%96%b0%e5%85%83%e7%bb%ad%e8%b4%ac%e5%80%bc%ef%bc%81/

shriek

alpha and omega = first and last

888 group talk so much about about penang government and none at other states and federal level.

Now you enjoy your teh tarik and kopi or So much deforestation and where malayan tigers are going to live. Excellent in kbkb at Penang but coward at Ke dah??

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/627381

Omega 888

GOVT APPROVES MASTER PLAN TO LINK, PROTECT MAJOR FOREST AREAS by Bernama dd July 20, 2022 8:35 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/20/govt-approves-master-plan-to-link-protect-major-forest-areas/

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All are in the good hands of our current Federal Govt unlike the confused Opposition Govt before in 2018-2020.

shriek

Oh mega – plan is all in the paper. How much paper cost? 1 rim of A4 only over Rm 10 and not 10 Million. See what happen to chinchin? Going to lose UNesco if just on paperworks

Tom Jerry

UMNO people are already holding most of the important posts: Prime Minister, Finance, Defence, Health, Housing, Higher Education, Rural Development etc and yet you people are never happy.

Reason? UMNO wants Home Minister, Deputy PM, International Trade and Economy and every area when there is a free flow of cash and power!

For a party that came through the backdoor, UMNO is extremely ambitious! Bossku should reflect Apa lagi Umno mahu?

MGR Maran

Cash is King. Rakyat is King. Then Rakyat is Cash? When no cash then to raise white flags again?

Qabariah

Umno now splits into different camps as the Court Cluster of Bossku and Monster are pressuring Cabinet Cluster of Sabri and Annuar for GE15!

Sabri need to hold on [and see if] the convicted felons are put to jail!

Brocky

Umno’s immediate future (party election date) is under the control of Bersatu’s Hamzah (home minister) who gives direction to ROS. Hamzah is therefore more powerful than Azmin.

Wahid

Hope Rafizi can bongkar more IMHO scandals before PRU15.

Bossku is getting nervous now – jail term awaits him.

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

No, he is not …. being nervous. Bossku is just getting started, like warming up.

Till to date Rafizi has not talked about the Nation or State developments or about the well being of the Rakyat. He seem to be taking it personal (TIP) with Bossku persona.

Alive

Influx of foreign (more expensive) convenience retail stores like Family Mart, CU, and GS25 will spell doom to local sundry shops as they alter the consumer behaviour, never mind the higher pricing?

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2022/07/11/s-koreas-gs25-to-team-up-with-kk-mart-in-malaysia/

Running Up The Hill

Glissantia could have sniffed it. The arrival of MrDIY has caused Popular Bookstore to count its sustaining days, not just the small time family run hardware stores.
Likewise, Ecco RM2.40 chain an awakening to many not well run sundry shops.
The economics of capitalism of cut throat business and survival of the fittest and smartest?

glissantia

Exemptions for supermarkets and 5-star restaraunts. Admin. tasks and regulations that small shops cannot afford to comply with. More retail shops will be replaced by chain stores – international ones in other countries.

Many of the small businesses are gone, following the GST and covid massacres. Now, there are signals that GST will return. Every upheaval – recession, depression, etc. – concentrates capital.

Brocky

Family Mart and CU has nice decor and air-conditioned environment BUT charge premium price on basic items.

We should support our local provision shops and prevent outflow of our money to Japan (FM) and Korea (CU).

Mike

Step into CU or FM some young spenders feel they are like their K Pop ideals in fantasy land? Can take selfie some more.

Brocky

Immediate casualty from the influx of FM and CU is [a certain chain of convenience stores]. Can notice many [of them] are closing shops as they can provide differentiated services to young consumers.

luca

Mr DIY is a local chain. It has the courage to set up Mr Toy to take on Toys R Us.

[A Penang brand] never had such guts to take on Panasonic. Today [it] is not even competitive compared to China branded appliances.

Saljeet

Suckers to overpriced items at CU and FM. Waste money.

Esme

Johor reclamations: Where will the sand come from?

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/627292

Filmmaker Andrew can investigate with his video.

Rilakuma

Artificial islands may not have encroached the malay reserved land, but the sand used for reclamation could be from reserved land?

Derga

Does that affect fishing ground?

Why we do not see fishermen protesting?

glissantia

They think it is a simple matter like dredging a river in mid-course. When Australia tried dredging the estuary of its largest river in the south (a small one by our standards), it led to erosion on the built-up Gold Coast in the north-east. Coastal currents were no longer transporting sand from the estuary to replace ongoing beach erosion in the east.

Brocky

Commuters in Malaysia’s Klang Valley are addicted to their cars. What can be done to encourage use of public transport?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/malaysia-klang-valley-cars-traffic-congestion-encourage-public-transport-use-rail-lrt-mrt-ktm-2794391

Cikiboy

No just KL folks, Penang folks are also addicted to driving, cannot walk even short distance !

shriek

Lucky Penang has bechah but not KL. Alpha and Omega senior citizens dont take bechah? Bechah peddlers are their contempory and should enjoy each other conversation? Or there is class distinction and Social status?

Mike

There are at least 888 wall murals / decors at heritage area of Penang. Go for a bechah ride (help bechah uncle in return) to witness those arts.
Can have good conversation with bechah uncle, and understand the hardship and joy serving you uncles.

Hang Kilau

Those passengers disembarked from cruise ships for half day Penang heritage zone tour do not benefit the Penang economy. Because these tourist merely spent time taking selfies at the mural sites, only spend money on Chendol or Kopi, as they hardly have the time to roam the shopping malls or restaurants to spend their money. Penang should focus on 80-20 principle, targeting 20% of high spending tourists that benefit 80% of Penangites. Understand?

Mike

Hang Kilau

Big spenders have seen better malls and restaurants not found in Penang Island. The rich foreigners can’t stand the heat to be around the open air heritage zone, not forgetting the irritating uneven walking paths and noisy motor noise and carbon.

Cruisers may be prefer Penang street food served on board. Many dare not taste while on land when they just stopover for fear of food poisoning.

Omega 888

Alpha and Omega as senior citizens have gone pass Class Distinction and Social Status. They are simply just ordinary Rakyat.

And becah people are unique to Penang and should become part of Penang’s heritage.

Took a ride once, paid 5 ringgit. That was in the late eighties or early nineties. It was about 8.00 pm and he was on his way home.

Rilakuma

Should stop providing outrider and police escort services for YBs and politicians (especially former ministers) so that they could experience traffic congestion and empathise with the plight of road users wasting time on traffic jam.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/627845

Saljeet

Klang valley over congested with traffic jams everywhere. High risks of flash flood. Frequent water supply cut. Too populated no point working there to suffer daily.

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

Yes, you are right and there is much more. But Rafizi of PKR says,” Ayuh, Jom, lets make police reports on Datuk Najib. Ah suppose he thinks, doing this will help solve the problems faced by Selangorians and the rest of our Rakyat. So comical !

Selangorians should vote PKR out come this GE15 for their childishness and vote in a single coalition party which has a better mature approach to resolving problems.

shriek

Protest over rising prices will go on, insist organisers | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

How about vote out MCA-BN at central level? Protest is not play paly. Everyone knows about inflation and MCA not doing anything at all

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

Oh, so MCA is not doing anything about it but Opposition is busy doing something about it, like running around protesting, here and there, and this will automatically put food on the table.

Maybe in shriek world.

glissantia

Also congested with highways. A new one every few years.

shriek

State gomen has no power or authority to implement or run public transport. MCA-BN which All pha and Oh mega belongs are controlling them. Licences are given to you know me and I know you. See what have they done to Rapid? Why KL Rapid can give discount but not Pg Rapid recently

Omega 888

This also you don’t know, meh. Penang side, mostly foreigners use the bus ride. Locals mostly use cars. That’s why Penang is so congested with cars. More cars than people. Its Cars Galore in Penang.

You shriek have said this earlier, ” father, mother and every working children has a car ”. Next time don’t forget to include rich seniors.

What is your Penang State Govt solution to these? Their Mega projects?

MGR Maran

“Currently, the B40 group earns an average of RM4,850 (and below) a month. This, however, isn’t a decent enough wage if the person lives in the city since the majority of their income goes to daily expenses such as food and necessities.

“A person will need at least RM6,200 per month for a decent living. This will allow them to bring their families out to dinner and have enough left for leisure activities at the end of the month instead of living week to week.”

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/811382/govt-must-move-beyond-subisidies

RM6K a month for a decent living, what say you???

Nandraj

B40 are advise to live and work in small towns as the cost of living is lower, less financial pressure. Reality hurts.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nandraj
Stevie Ho

The problem is many B40 family had too many members due to poor family planning. RM6K a month is not enough if you have 5 children. Ironically many T20 folks have fewer children.

Esme

RM10k is NOT enough to live in Kuala Lumpur; family struggles in Malaysia

https://youtube.com/watch?v=psO65_rM_qA&feature=youtu.be

Avoid KL if you cannot earn high income, go to 2nd tier cities like Ipoh or Alor Setar where the cost of living is lower.

Esme

Malaysia has reportedly identified the Indian-manufactured Tejas light combat aircraft to replace its current fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets and is believed to be in advanced negotiations to firm up its procurement.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2022/07/04/malaysia-likely-to-purchase-tejas-aircraft-from-india/

Barter trade with palm oil?

PCH

After price hike (barang Naik) phenomenon, extreme weather causing big floods like in Baling right now can further anger the voters.

Shemus

Baling is in Kedah governed by PAS. The MB must explain why God did not protect them from flooding.

Esme

Andrew can do filming and investigative work to unravel the web of connections between the durian plantation owners or nominees, the Forestry Department and the politicians in power, to unravel any hanky panky deals.

Stevie Ho

According to Malaysiakini, Baling durian project linked to Kulim Airport, Penang tunnel developer, ECK.

Pious

Surely the authority will say the flood downhill was an act of God which had absolutely nothing to do with the project. Better talk to PAS leaders to discuss how to pray more effectively to God to calm Him down and get Him less active in sending flood and other disasters to the poor people villages. This has nothing to do with the wealthy people who own the durian farm.

Esme

Banjir Baling. Kerajaan Gagal.

Cikiboy

When disaster strikes the circus begins. Firstly, is to throw the blame on the approving authorities especially the politicians in power, Then look for the developer of the project that could have changed hands a few times. Then look around for the agencies that are supposed to be watchdog of the project. And the show goes on until it is forgotten. Unfortunately the kampung victims continue to suffer!

luca

Kedah PAS MB had wrong focus, instead of solving flood problems and causes, he chose to shut down legal 4D/Toto outlets to deprive the state the needed revenue.

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

G1 == Selangor BN Convention: We Are ‘Tired’ Of Being The Opposition In Selangor, Says Najib by Justin Zack dd Sunday, 31 Jul 202210:59 AM MYT https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/31/selangor-bn-convention-we-are-039tired039-of-being-the-opposition-in-selangor-says-najib ======== No, No. This heading is not right. Being tired of being an opposition is not the way to put it. BN should be highlighting what the Selangor PH State Govt has not done that they should have done in the past 15 years, etc etc etc.  BN should be highlighting PH State Govt financial status and how much money has been used for the State Development Cost and how much has been… Read more »

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

” Analysts Pour Cold Water On BN’s Hope To Win Penang ” by Predeep Nambiar dd July 29, 2022 8:30 AM.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/29/analysts-pour-cold-water-on-bns-hope-to-win-penang/

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BN should prove all these analysts wrong. BN should make it a twin approach to recapture both Selangor and Penang.

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

shriek reply to Omega 888 ( A Voter ) dd 23 Jul 2022 6.44pm “HA is only one she show. Talk only See how unhappiness are shown here? ” ======== Omega 888 replies, ” a group calling itself – Turun Malaysia “. What the heck kind of a silly group is this, giving itself a name like ‘ Turun Malaysia ‘ meaning ” Down Malaysia or Go Down Malaysia.” Opposition politicians are involved in this protest consisting of 500 people, compared to our 32.7 million Rakyat. Simply a political propaganda against the Ruling Government, nothing else.  Ask them protesters what they have… Read more »

Omega 888

shriek reply to Omega 888 dd 19 Jul 2022 5.46pm — ” Old Mega, can’t wait for future. KL has MRT 3 ” ======== Omega 888 replies, Here are some news to update yourself. Some ‘missteps’ of the Clueless Opposition, which happened to last for only 22 months governing our Nation. MCA is giving your Directionless Opposition a helping hand, take it. Nation and Rakyat comes first, not your Blundering Opposition. 1. ” Admit mistakes over transport ‘missteps’, MCA tells Pakatan ” dd Tuesday, 19 Jul 20224:48 PM. https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2022/07/19/admit-mistakes-over-transport-missteps-mca-tells-pakatan  2. ” MCA: Penang should choose BRT instead of LRT ” By Audrey Dermawan dd… Read more »

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shriek

Oh mega and All pha

Tell your MCA-BN minster any trouble and too many like drinking sailors or Seniors like you , Girls and Boys just want to have fun? (with German s##sages and B##r)

When did Oktoberfest cause problems, Guan Eng asks minister | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

Alpha 888

F1 == WHEN WILL INDONESIAN WORKERS RETURN, GUAN ENG ASKS SARAVANAN by FMT Reporters dd July 26, 2022 1:32 PM ” He also demanded that the government take immediate action on the acute labour shortage that was crippling production and stagnating economic growth. Due to the labour shortage, Lim said Malaysia had lost an estimated RM10.5 billion worth of unpicked oil palm fruits so far this year and RM2 billion in auto parts exports a year.” https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/26/when-will-indonesian-workers-return-guan-eng-asks-saravanan/ ======== And so, the opposition politicians are demanding our Federal Government to bring in more foreign labourers into our country now. But when they… Read more »

Alpha 888

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MALAYSIA TO REFORM LABOR LAWS TO CUT ‘OVER-DEPENDENCE’ ON FOREIGNERS, SAYS MAHATHIR dd THU, AUG 1 20191:47 AM EDT

” Malaysia will review its labor laws to cut an “over-dependence” on foreign labor and address other issues, its prime minister said on Thursday, AMID SIMMERING DISCONTENT against overseas workers who make up 46% of the labor force.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/01/malaysia-to-reform-labor-laws-to-cut-over-dependence-on-foreigners.html

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Our Rakyat should read the entire news report above and understand how the Oppositions play their nonsense games. Its always their interest never the interest of the Rakyat.

cont. to F3

Alpha 888

F3 == INCREASING SKILLED WORKFORCE TRUMPS LIMITING FOREIGN LABOUR, SAYS GROUPS By Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam dd Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021 8:05 AM MYT ” When tabling the 12MP, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Malaysia has grown highly dependent on migrant workers and must take steps to ensure that they did not take up more than 15 per cent of all jobs. ” https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/09/29/increasing-skilled-workforce-trumps-limiting-foreign-labour-say-groups/2009231 ======== Again our Rakyat should read the entire news report above. Our Federal Government should start looking into getting all these industries to shift towards automation where possible and get them to upgrade workers… Read more »

Alpha 888

F4
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Something similar to what is being said below,

” SmartMore is leading the way for digital transformation in manufacturing ”
dd Jul 21, 2022 12:23 PM 

https://www.malaysiakini.com/brandedcontent/629093

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Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

PENANG PN SETTLES ALLOCATIONS FOR 13 PARLIAMENTARY SEATS by FMT Reporters dd July 24, 2022 10:27 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/24/penang-pn-settles-allocations-of-13-parliamentary-seats/

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Good luck boys, we think you are in the wrong company. We think some political parties have no business in politics, they should just stick to their core activities.

glissantia

The government has just proven that Malaysians across the country are happy. The worst was 2 states that were “moderately happy”.
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/22/malaysians-are-a-happy-lot-says-survey/

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/22/rm900000-spent-on-trips-by-4-special-envoys/

Old mega and All pha. Spend 1M (ma lau) and what do Malaysia gets? Pay B to Sulu?

Omega 888

Whatever this means, only shrieks from shriek world understands. Rakyat don’t.