Najib lands up with ‘cake’ in the face

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Two moments stood out in last night’s debate between Anwar Ibrahim and Najib Razak.

Najib walked into a ‘sucker punch’ when he compared the economy to an expanding cake, which could then be divided among the people.

Anwar’s retort – that one shouldn’t eat the cake by himself – was one of the standout moments of the debate.

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Salim

Rakyat now do not care of how big the cake and who to get what portion, but already cannot tahan high cost of living due to inflation! So politicians need to get real and understand the plight of rakyat!

Rilakuma

Now no need AP to import food. Maybe Keluarga Malaysia is preparing for food insecurity? Why not encourage young people to involve in agriculture sectors to grow more food?

Sonic 111

Malaysia imports 70% of its food consumption.

Vegetables, meat and fishes are not sufficiently produced locally.

For the past 40-50 years till now the agriculture appears to focus on palm oil plantation, and the irony today is that the cooking oils are not cheap to locals despite Msia is a major producer of palm oil.

Every food item costs more. The people to show frustrations now if GE15 is held this year, so we shall see the outcome.

Esme

Must now think twice before destroying vegetables at Cameron Highlands?

https://youtube.com/shorts/2-zERCyHXFg?feature=share

Tom Jerry

Waiting for some YBs to initiate urban farming program, giving out seeds and hydrophonic planting kits to households. Make people aware of sustainability that begin at home.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=57HBTpEn7KQ&feature=youtu.be

Instead of giving out direct cash, make rakyat feel the urgency to plant their own vegetables.

glissantia

Disagree. Citizens are concerned about government income which affects taxation and benefits. They also worry about useless big projects, useless or racist services, avoidable waste and repairs, crime, mindless destruction and pollution, and sleepwalking into the climate cataclysm.

Esme

Immediate concern of Rakyat is rising cost of living, particularly the high cost of chicken.

PM blames poultry companies.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nst.com.my/amp/news/nation/2022/05/798792/pm-lambasts-poultry-companies-behind-chicken-shortage-and-soaring-prices

PM should not interfere with market forces of demand and supply. Instead his key focus is to strengthen the value of Ringgit. With strong Ringgit, poultry farmers can buy the imported chicken feed without adding to cost.

Din

PM wanted to cut middlemen to cut food cost.

Maybe a new Mara Ayam Mall (MAM) can be at up? Chicken farmers deliver chicken directly to MAM for halal slaughtering and direct sale to consumers?

Rilakuma

What is the ministry doing? Now some coffee shops have even spiked up the prices for drinks. Can you imagine a kopi o ice has increased from RM2+ to now RM3+ in some coffee shops? These people are taking advantage of the situation.

Mary

Stop patronizing those restaurants that overcharge. Consumers have power. But many are too lazy to look for alternative like cooking at home to cut cost

Derga

True. No need to complain. If you don’t buy then the demand will drop. Let the market decide price via equilibrium mechanism.

Many people are hooked on Penang Nasi Kandar, so strong demand resulting in mamak raising price indiscriminately. Yet nobody ever complain, why?

Brocky

Auditor general reports have repeatedly shown that our government procured items at high and unreasonable price, several times market price. Yet nobody ever complain. But some who cannot afford GSC potato chips made a big fuss lately.

Rilakuma

Have you ever heard from the government how they are going to strengthen the Ringgit? They cannot because our economic fundamentals are not as good as they portray to us on mainstream media. 1 Singapore Dollar is now 3.2 Ringgit and is still rising. Already southern Johor areas are losing workers to Singapore.

Esme

glissantia must be in T20, so rising cost of living is surely not his concern. If so concerned about government income, then he should use RON97 petrol and avoid subsidized RON95, all avoid driving all together to minimise mindless pollution.

He could elaborate on ‘racist services’ in the context of Keluarga Malaysia.

Tom Jerry

When you have to pay 10-20% each time you pay for your meal and grocery, you have no time to think about big projects or big cakes. Frustration mounts when interest rate also goes up meaning more today for debt. People fed up when chicken price continues to go up.

Esme

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has threatened to march and gather in Putrajaya if the domestic trade and consumer affairs ministry fails to respond to a memorandum it submitted on April 1.

The memorandum outlined the need for the government to monitor the rise in prices of goods and services and also urged the ministry to carry out more frequent monitoring to tackle this issue.

Price hike linked to wage hike (RM1500 min wage)?

Ferhad

Pay more for wages end up employers raise price of products and services. So no REAL wage increase but more inflation. I hope employers will hire fewer people and make workers more productive to justify higher pay. Do not follow civil service – low productivity and plenty of redundancy due to overlapping responsibilities and countless departments.

yolo

No need to work also can get RM30K cake per month!

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/385229

1MDB adviser did nothing for 5 years but received RM30,000 monthly

Esme

Najib wanted Sapura be transferred to Petronas for bail out just like he transferred SRC to 1MDB. We know what happened next. Deja Vu!

Nenjamic

Csh is King now twisted to new meaning to suit Rakyat’s need for more handouts.

Sonic 111

In politics, no one will give you power. If you want power, you need to grab it, not wait for it to be given.

No wonder the Pakatan-Harapan-friendly NGOs are failures, almost all of them. They do not understand politics. They think politics is like charity work where you wait for a Good Samaritan to come and offer you power.

Alpha 888

RAFIZI THANKS PKR MEMBERS FOR SUPPORTING REFORM IDEAS By Alyaa Alhadjri / May 30, 2022 6:00 PM

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/622968

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REFORM IDEAS ?  When your party boss (AI) tells you to toe the party line and do as he says, what happens then ? What will you do or can you do? You initiated a debate with Dato Seri Najib, but your boss took over and you took a step back. He is the Chief, you are not. Betul Tak?

Alpha 888

B1
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1. DR WEE : SURGE IN E-HAILING FARES DUE TO DRIVER SHORTAGE, OTHER FACTORS By N. Trisha / Tuesday, 24 May 202210:01 AM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/24/dr-wee-surge-in-e-hailing-fares-due-to-driver-shortage-other-factors

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+++ > Illogical ! What kind of excuse is this? Why should there be a price increase just because there are shortage of drivers or an increase in demand ( of what?) or high traffic volume ===>longer travel times.

The next time they will say, too many drivers and less customers or decrease in demand, less traffic volume, shorter travel time and therefore need to increase the fares. What then?

Cont. to B2

Alpha 888

B3
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2. BETTER NOT TO HAVE GOVT. ACTIVIST SLAMS PUTRAJAYA’S REFUSAL TO REGULATE E-HAILING FARES By Amar Shah Mohsen / 24 May 2022 1:30PM

“Concept of free market pointless if prices continue rising, says consumer advocate Datuk Nadzim Johan”

“According to Wee, there are presently 21 licensed e-hailing services operating nationwide. The consumers have a choice. If you feel taxi fares are cheaper, then go for it. There are also so many different e-hailing services. So make your own comparison,” he said. – The Vibes, May 24, 2022

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/61539/better-not-to-have-govt-activist-slams-putrajayas-refusal-to-regulate-e-hailing-fares

Cont. to B4

Alpha 888

B4
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3. LET MARKET FORCES DETERMINE CHICKEN PRICES, SAYS THINK TANK
May 25, 2022 12:49 PM

” Carmelo Ferlito of the Center for Market Education said the government’s recent measures, including the RM8.90 per kg ceiling price and an export ban on chicken, were a “recipe” for inflation and could endanger food security. ”

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/25/let-market-forces-determine-chicken-prices-says-think-tank/

4. CONSIDER TARGETED FUEL MECHANISM’S IMPACT ON M40, GOVT TOLD By Rebecca Chong / 
25 May 2022 8:00AM.

“Explore other means of cushioning impact of rising crude oil prices, some opposition lawmakers say”

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/61588/consider-targeted-fuel-mechanisms-impact-on-m40-govt-told

Cont. to B5

Alpha 888

B5 == 5. ” END BLANKET SUBSIDIES THAT BENEFITS THE RICH” By Rosli Bakar ( a FMT reader ) May 25, 2022 2:31 PM ” The current fuel subsidy mechanism is not sustainable in the long run. It is unfair and actually gives lower income groups the short end of the stick.” https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/05/25/end-blanket-subsidies-that-benefit-the-rich/ 6. GROCERY COSTS NOW EXCEEDING SALARIES, SAY CONSUMERS By Yasmin Abdul Latif and Chia Wan Rou – May 25, 2022 2:05 PM “The hike in the prices of goods has hit the B40 income group the hardest as they try to make ends meet on an income that cannot… Read more »

Ferhad

People must reduce consumption of meat. Save money and good for environment too! Eat more bean products like tempeh instead for protein.

glissantia

If you think the great democracies advising us through their puppet international agenies are any better in subsidies and genuine competition, you would be mistaken. E.g.,
:- USA provided more welfare aid or subsidies to the middle class than to the poor -Thomas Piketty et al. 2015
:- Over 2011-2018, European Commission urged member governments at least 63 times to reduce expenditure on medical treatment, in favour of privatisation -thegrayzone.com 2020.

shriek

You did not mentioned those rich get discount in buying houses. Rich still want discount on New Econ?

Alpha 888

B6 == +++ > Leave the fuel subsidy alone … for now. There are enough problematic issues on the plate to digest and resolve. Example – Food security, Food self sufficiency, Food products and others price increase, the Floods, etc etc etc etc. Increase the price of fuel and the greedy business community will have a ‘Feeding Frenzy’ increasing the price of practically everything across the board.  The Rakyat will be making lots of noise, maybe protest here and there and the opposition will take the opportunity to condemn the Govt to the fullest, claiming that the Govt do not know what… Read more »

shriek

Gomen should invest in renewable energy. After capital cost, everyting is FREE. FREE SUN, FREE WIND and FREE TIDES. Capital cost recovers after 5 years. But MCA_BN plays monopoly and APs to cronys.

glissantia

More hot air and “wayang”. Don’t get distracted. There is tremendous propaganda effort to divert and divide us using petty and partisan issues. Always expect your political and civil servants to serve your interests such as (a) essentials, e.g., food, health and local security (b) long-term matters such climate change (e.g. floods), equality and children’s prospects.

Hairudin

Najib is targeting the rural Malays who are ignorant of finance and corruption so long as they could get goodies like before so the ideal of bigger cake is very appealing to them although they only get dedak while the elite Ummoputera get better and bigger share!

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Esme

Free 10kg rice for every Johor household?

https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/05/11/free-rice-from-state-govt

During MCO Johor claimed to give every household free face masks. But not all get it.

Salim

Another bulls*** stunt to con B40!
Only BN area can get!

Mike

Forensic audit for missing cakes?

Anil as a Charted Accountant can help to explain to us how does forensic audit work from accounting or legal practice.

Mike

Thanks Anil for explanation to many accouting novice like us.
For public accounts like condominium management, regular yearly financial report can be manipulated unless like you said a forensic audit being carried out.

Esme

Bossku could get a cell mate at Sungai Buluh?

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/625179

Brocky

Najib gets MRT joyride after taken nation for a ride

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/625031

Bossku is still accorded ‘respect’ from MRT to Istana?

https://www.malaysianow.com/berita/2022/06/16/dr-mahathir-jelaskan-mengapa-tidak-molek-undang-najib-ke-istana/

yolo

KL High Court today heard that two shell companies supposedly siphoned some US$1.83 billion (RM5.5 billion) from scandal-hit 1MDB between 2009 and 2011 were dissolved almost four years after receiving the funds.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/386687

luca

The “I am not a thief” mantra has been used by former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak since 2015 when news broke that funds amounting to RM2.6 billion had been transferred from 1MDB to his own bank account.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/columns/623419

Esme

Ku Li ramal nilai ringgit RM5.50 banding USD1 menjelang akhir tahun

Alpha 888

B2 == No moral obligation to business ethics to be fair and just. Just pure lust for greed. The price of fuel RON95 is still the same isn’t it? So, must come up with some other excuse. Just copy the supply and demand excuse and the transport ministry simply accepts it. And since the transport ministry itself accepts such kind of excuses from the e-hailing operators, the only thing the Rakyat can do is not to use or reduce the use of this type of services.  And Latest by evening – E-HAILING COMPANIES CAN HAVE LICENCES REVOKED FOR OVERCHARGING PASSENGERS, SAYS Dr.… Read more »

shriek

Not only HAILEmperor but anyone overcharges excessively should be haul up or boycott

Esme

Siri Kassim as interviewed by Oriental Daily:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=1GxPu4j5YpU&feature=youtu.be

“If we don’t wake up now, in 10 years we’ll be gone”.

shriek

Yes, we have been sleeping in the same bed with DUMNO … 60 years with them has turn rakyat into COMATOSE

Esme

Singapore government has acknowledged that Bossku is popular among most Malaysians, just like Marcos Jr. in the Philipines.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/columns/622191

Omega 888

” ALL THE WAYS THAT MALAYSIA, TOO CAN WOO ELON” By Adzhar Ibrahim – May 22, 2022 8:00 AM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/05/22/all-the-ways-that-malaysia-too-can-woo-elon-musk/

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Hee, Hee, Hee. The truth in joke with all the happening in the present period of time. A good one, Sir

shriek

With PAS around and this gomen writing in Malaysia language to US Biden?

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/21/bmws-cannot-enjoy-same-fuel-subsidy-as-kancils-says-azmin/

what about the rich of ALL races still wants scholarships and discounts too???

Sonic 111

After the debate, the food prices keep soaring.

Nothing positive happens yet.

Better to watch Lee Zii Jia playing badminton live on TV than these 2.

Rilakuma

Very poor performance by Malaysian contingent in the recent SEA Games, falling behind my countries in terms of medal haul. Even the football team cannot win a bronze, how depressing!

shriek

That is what we shout Malaysia BOLEH. BOLeh kaLAH??

Esme

Our PM wanted to ‘grow the cake’ by inviting Tesla to in invest in Malaysia. Easy to talk. Maybe Elon Musk cannot understand BM?

But Elon Musk ended up meeting Indonesia’s Jokowi instead to explore possible investment in Indonesia.

https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2022/05/15/musk-now-considering-indonesia-trip-to-explore-possible-investments-after-meeting-jokowi-in-texas

Rilakuma

If the PM cannot speak proper English, US investors would not come here, suspicious of our people proficiency in English. But Malaysia is also shunned by Arab investors. So maybe may have to be nice to Taiko in PRC to get more investments?

Alpha 888

“US investors would not come here, suspicious of our people proficiency in English.”

Sorry to say this but you’re wrong in this assessment.

Alpha 888

A1 == One said the debate was a historic night for the country and that it will benefit the Rakyat because it was presented with facts, directions and visions. Another said forensic audits are the way to go. The third said the combination of ideas can be turned into a framework for the country Nasional policy. Overall, the way we see it, it was simply just talk, to be on stage and be seen in public. It will always be that way. The real issues like Endless Corruption, Misuse of Public Fund, Misuse of Power, Economic Advancement, the current State… Read more »

shriek

How much 22 months can do? Take a month to know the Ministry Building, a month for this and that.Maybe is the first time to enter the building going to be in charge

Alpha 888

A2
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For example, here is what the next generation of possible leaders of this nation thinks about corruption.

“SURVEY FINDS ONE IN EVERY THREE STUDENTS THINKS CORRUPTIONS IS OKAY” Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 11:23 PM MYT

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2017/07/19/survey-finds-one-in-every-three-students-thinks-corruption-is-okay/1424607

End.

shriek

If not where will be no such word as “Kau Tim” They use this word from Form 1 onwards