Is the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project a good idea?

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Not from the perspective of Malaysia, says investment analyst Tan Teng Boo.

Check out the video below.

Teng Boo makes a useful distinction between economic growth and economic development (which involves socioeconomic aspects, environmental consideration and quality of life).

The high-speed rail project may boost economic growth during construction. But is it really beneficial for the Klang Valley given the disparity in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita between the two countries.

Teng Boo suggests the rail project will increase the cost of living in the Klang Valley due to an influx of visitors from Singapore, just as people in Johor Bahru gripe about the higher cost of living for the same reason.

It might make it easier for medical tourists from Singapore – but will that result in more government doctors quitting the public service?

The other main point he makes is that it might worsen the brain drain in Singapore’s favour.

As an alternative, Teng Boo suggests that the Malaysian government look into boosting domestic connectivity within Malaysia. (He argues that the ETS trains are not fast or frequent enough to boost connectivity.)

If the country had a decent domestic rail option, we wouldn’t have to worry about the brain drain worsening, while it could spur the growth of regional hubs within the country, like Ipoh, Butterworth and Kuantan.

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A Rakyat 8
27 May 2024 12.29am

Replying to Calvin S; There are a lot of us who understand what you are saying. The whole picture is clear to see. It is just that there are certain laws that prevent us, the Rakyat, from openly discussing it. However, these laws do not stop us from forming our own personal opinions in private. Perhaps, this could be the reason why TTB approaches the subject matter from the angle of Brain Drain. If one understands what brain drain actually means then one should understand that it has very little to do with the high-speed rail service from KL to Singapore. Brain… Read more »

shriek
shriek
29 May 2024 6.11pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

You oredi give the answer.They migrate over with high pay and better opportunities. Weekends they can balek kampong. Now workers can enter Sink with a scan code. No need chop chop here and chop chop there. They can afford as Sink is 3 times Ring.

shriek
shriek
30 May 2024 7.36pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

seniors like you retired and young ones take over. Continuous supply of brain drain as opportunities for nons are getting less even though the target for special position are many times over. Soon, you have to eat mamak. No more one ton mee ,cendol and char keow teow as younger gen will also goes south

XiaoPeng
XiaoPeng
15 Jun 2024 10.15am
Reply to  shriek

Its a very tough world out there with high interest rates, low food production, increasing food demand due to increasing population. We also have 2 wars being waged and the coming trade war with China. And back home we have a country with bad balance sheet. Total income hardly covers fix expenses like subsidies, interest payment, administrative cost, pensions etc. Any money needed for building schools, hospitals or roads have to be borrowed pushing our debts to more than one and half trillion.

Bixau
Bixau
31 May 2024 1.33pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Young people can pick up good skills to boost their resume working in Singapore besides higher pay.

XiaoPeng
XiaoPeng
9 Jun 2024 11.19am
Reply to  Bixau

Better have new skills else you will be replaced by AI in the near future.

Sonic
Sonic
31 May 2024 4.30pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

What is it that cannot be discussed?
If anyone is so keen on such HSR project, they can fund it so long as it is not from public fund. HST will benefit few as Malaysians are programmed to drive own vehicles!

A Rakyat 8
8 Jun 2024 12.23am
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

“Brain drain and its danger to the nation” by Prof Dr Roselina Ahmad Saufi
dd  30 May 2024 7:30PM

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/opinion/102204/brain-drain-and-its-danger-to-the-nation

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” According to The Human Flight and Brain Drain Index, incidences of such cases ( Brain Drain ) have increased from 4.4 in 2022 to 7.5 in 2023 ”  

>>> Brain Drain even without the HSR.

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2024 10.05pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

rakyat, you dont understand. everyone says there is oredi brain drain. you dont know there are about 2 m malaysians there and some become citizens like PM’s father. They said HST will increase the rate. Understand> Faham? Chye Boh?

shriek
shriek
12 Jun 2024 6.38pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

WITH HSTwill be more. Those use to fly will use HST. You will also take HST if there is a choice

XiaoPeng
XiaoPeng
9 Jun 2024 11.18am
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Malaysia has received the first set of electric trains (ETS3) for the Gemas-Johor Bahru Electric Double Track service on Saturday.

ETS is good enough at 140Km/hrs. No need HSR.

A Rakyat 8
9 Jun 2024 9.22pm
Reply to  XiaoPeng

Well, if ETS is good enough for you, it is good enough for me. So, why do you think they are re-proposing the HSR project. Our previous governments have paid Singapore, hundreds of millions in Ringgit for the cancellation of the HSR project.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/02/02/suit-over-termination-of-hsr-project-two-former-prime-ministers-three-others-ordered-

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2024 10.08pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Rakyat. Please dont senget unnecessary items. You better find out the sector between Sing and KL is very profitable. Takes only 1 hour flying time. Check in and out = HST travel time. Understand? Faham?

luca
luca
26 May 2024 2.08pm

“Alarming lack of transparency in Selangor state govt’s award of multi-billion project to Hannah Yeoh’s husband”

Controversy over over the award of two transit system projects by the Selangor state government through direct negotiations instead of an open tender process.

https://focusmalaysia.my/alarming-lack-of-transparency-in-selangor-state-govts-award-of-multi-billion-project-to-hannah-yeohs-husband/

Bixau
Bixau
31 May 2024 1.33pm
Reply to  luca

Hannah Yeoh chose to remain silent on this matter so far.

luca
luca
7 Jun 2024 2.42pm
Reply to  Bixau

Why is DAP top brass not dispelling MCA’s claim of 31 firms denied opp to bid for transit system project?

https://focusmalaysia.my/why-dap-top-brass-is-not-dispelling-mcas-claim-of-31-firms-denied-opp-to-bid-for-transit-system-project/

A Rakyat 8
9 Jun 2024 9.53pm
Reply to  luca

Probably they are waiting for the (DRT) storm to blow over and then pretend the whole episode did not happen. 

Calvin S
Calvin S
26 May 2024 12.25am

I think it is a waste of time talking about this project as it is a done deal. It got nothing to do with ROI or other business benefits. This involves the big R so PMX will ensure this gets implemented. I don’t want to put you on the … sights of Fahmi or Saifuddin by detailing the exact reasons.

luca
luca
30 May 2024 2.38pm
Reply to  Calvin S

Probably trying to get HSR to pass by Forest City to resuscitate the dying white elephant?

Bixau
Bixau
31 May 2024 1.35pm
Reply to  luca

I bet the so-called economic zone with Singapore in Johor is nothing but attempt to rescue Forest City. Even though the place is not meant for high tech firms to set up operations….

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 9.01am
Reply to  Bixau

Our previous governments have paid Singapore, hundreds of millions in Ringgit for the cancellation of the previous but same HSR project.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/02/02/suit-over-termination-of-hsr-project-two-former-prime-ministers-three-others-ordered-

A Rakyat 8
4 Jun 2024 2.44pm

“Johari begins official five-day Japan trip by visiting agriculture entities”  
dd Tuesday, 04 Jun 2024 11:36 AM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2024/06/04/johari-begins-official-five-day-japan-trip-by-visiting-agriculture-entities

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Just curious. Why is a Dewan Rakyat Speaker (TSJA) going on a five-day official trip to Japan ( with a delegation no less ) to look into matters related to agriculture.

Is this part of his job specs. What happened to our agricultural and food security minister, Mohamad Sabu? Exchanged positions already ? So far have not seen or heard any announcements?

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2024 7.28pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

speaker has to be knowledgeable as many items are discussed in Parliament. Malaysia is importing billions of food. Speaker is the third person to take over if something happened to PM. You are not even a city councillor or take part in election yet you want to question the speaker? You think you are untouchable outside the parliament?

Miami
Miami
25 May 2024 8.14pm
luca
luca
25 May 2024 7.39am

Most people thought HSR ticket price is about that of Express Bus. If you have tried overseas HSR like Japan Shinkansen, you will know how high (think airfare).

Mydin is not scrapping RM4.90 Menu Rahmah though some food traders pull out after struggling with rising cost
https://focusmalaysia.my/mydin-not-scrapping-menu-rahmah-though-some-food-traders-pull-out-after-struggling-with-rising-cost/

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 2.03pm

“Bersih irrelevant now, say DAP and Umno duo” by Mohd Farhan Darwis
dd 10 Jun 2024, 01:05 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/06/10/bersih-irrelevant-now-say-dap-and-umno-duo/

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“Right now, Bersih is just playing politics. They are actually no longer relevant,” he said.

>>> Hello Bersih, so, why do you think these political leaders are saying you are no longer relevant? Is there anything missing now in your group compared to before?

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 8.26am

Push for data centres could strain power, water supplies, says report by FMT Reporters dd 09 Jun 2024, 10:48 PM https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/06/09/push-for-data-centres-could-strain-power-water-supplies-says-report/ ======== Hello SPAN Chairman, what is your opinion on this Data centers water usage? Or is your opinion limited to Rakyat water wastage only. Without the Data centers, some states were already crying of shortage of water. Now with the investing Data centers and their huge amount of water usage – how now ? We have 3 big names investing in total about 30 billion Ringgit. By the way what is happening with the NRW leakages due to poor infrastructure that is… Read more »

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2024 7.16pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

are you calling span to increase your water bill to pay for pipe renewals? If 3 big names invest 30 billions, how much and long they want to get back? You can take over and donate.

A Rakyat 8
11 Jun 2024 11.43am
Reply to  shriek

As usual, irrational replies, short on thinking,… difficult to understand what is said and everything with a you, you, you this and a you, you, you that. Reminds me of Old McDonald had a farm nursery rhyme.

shriek
shriek
14 Jun 2024 8.22pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Who is clueless? Who questioned SPAN? If work to be done, where to get the $$$? so who is clueless?

A Rakyat 8
16 Jun 2024 1.16pm
Reply to  shriek

As usual senget thinking, asking senget questions and absolutely clueless. Do you know how to read or not and understand what was said?

A Rakyat 8
8 Jun 2024 11.23am

” Penang coastal route may be realigned” By Arnold Loh dd Friday, 07 Jun 2024 https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2024/06/07/coastal-route-may-be-realigned ======== Like said earlier, sooner or later, under the current state government, the only remaining land, which are the hills, will also disappear.  There will be no more a pearl of an island. Just an island made up of concrete, mortar, brick, black tar with plenty of factories consuming our precious water meant for our local Rakyat.  Unsustainability means practices, policies, or behaviors that cannot be maintained or continued over the long term without causing harm to the environment, economy, or society.  It often leads… Read more »

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2024 7.22pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Why dont you mentioned about Penang Island is also cleared in order for your house, schools, kopi tiams to be built. If no roads, you have to walk to schools, kopi tiams and to hospitals. Also going over seas, you have to to to KL to catch a plane, You kbkb about why PIA expansion is so slow?

A Rakyat 8
6 Jun 2024 3.28pm

“No takers for non-DLP class” by By Lo Tern Chern and Rebecca Rajaendram dd Thursday, 06 Jun 2024 https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2024/06/06/no-takers-for-non-dlp-class ======== The introduction to advance Malay language in the Dual Language Programme (DLP) sounds more like a business dealing, selling goods with a “buy three, get one free” offer. It suggests that in order to conduct classes in English for science and maths, one must also have one class in Malay language. Will this improve students’ grasp of the Malay language? Probably not, as they may revert back to learning it in English later. If we want to promote and advance the Malay language, we… Read more »

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2024 7.24pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Rakyat 8, you can lead all the way by writing your comments in Malay. You benefit and all readers, Dont just kbkb.

glissantia
glissantia
17 Jun 2024 12.45pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

It was funny to read the US offer to send teachers. As if we don’t have enough of a mess.

A Rakyat 8
18 Jun 2024 5.15pm
Reply to  glissantia

We use to have American volunteer teachers before in the seventies teaching English under the American Peace Corp. program. That was then.

Yap, you are right. Now with the ME mess and the emotions running high here, it will definitely not be the right time.

But Microsoft and Google spending about 10 billion each to set up a Data center here, guess that should be alright. Its Big money, Big money, boys.

A Rakyat 8
6 Jun 2024 3.28pm

Since Malay students naturally speak in their own language at home and among themselves, we should encourage them to mix with non-students during these classes for conversation, reading, and debates and to participate in Malay language dramas.

Do we have this type of interesting activities? Do we have people who are creative, innovative, able to think outside the box and be inclusive? Over to you, Education ministry.

glissantia
glissantia
17 Jun 2024 12.49pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

We even have a Unity minister to promote “mixing” but the feasibility, and whether the non-Malay pupils can learn anything, is another matter.

Harimau Kumbang
Harimau Kumbang
6 Jun 2024 12.13pm

The Penang government has decided to grant free water for the first 10,000 litres in every bill for six months and to extend a RM20 rebate for large households.

Moral Issue
Moral Issue
4 Jun 2024 9.49pm

Selangor Mobiliti scandal because of nepotism?

How about Penang Mobiliti scheme?

CAT calls for open tender not direct negotiation

A Rakyat 8
18 Jun 2024 5.40pm
Reply to  Moral Issue

Strange isn’t it ? Did not see any news on SG of DAP stepping in to give his views on the issue. Guess they were waiting for the episode to die down. Now all is quiet on the Selangor Mobility front.

Does Penang have a Mobility scheme ? What is it ? If you are talking about the LRT, the state gave it up to the Federal. As for CAT, it sometime goes to sleep and direct negotiation awakes. The recent land deal comes to mind.

There, here, all same lah.

A Rakyat 8
2 Jun 2024 11.21am

It looks like the virtues of morality and integrity have been filed away not to be practiced anymore. Good human values are slowly being forgotten even by practicing religious people participating in politics. We are just in the 1st quarter of the 21st century.

 We have only about 75 years more to go for this century to end and the ideology and practice of Hypocrism seems to be in full swing now under the current governance on both side of the divide and in many parts of the world.

 ‘ Hypocrism ‘ a word modified from the word hypocrisy. The meaning is the same.

shriek
shriek
4 Jun 2024 5.54pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

senior rakyat. dont senget to human values when anil is trying to bring out discussions on high speed train and not bullock cart

A Rakyat 8
6 Jun 2024 1.38am
Reply to  shriek

Go check and see how many senget senget comments you have made since 2018, silly boy. Don’t be a hypocrite.

shriek
shriek
6 Jun 2024 6.34pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Rakyat 8, you can say about me but the proof is in the pudding. Just look and count most are senget and out of the HST topic.You talk about agriculture, rain harvesting, human values, budi, fleet card, asia mobility etc all not relating to HST

A Rakyat 8
7 Jun 2024 12.42pm
Reply to  shriek

You have nothing much to talk about, have no idea what to say on so many issues including HST, so you pick on a non issue and try to harvest some brownie point from it.

The heading may be HST but subject is society and public transportation. All of what you have pointed out is related to society.

But I must say, lately, there has been some improvement in your comment presentation – a little bit only.

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2024 7.32pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Totally senget – how does HSt related to rain harvesting, non revenue water, Penang coastal road, Speaker agriculture visit to Jap. Many as well fly over the cukoo nest

luca
luca
6 Jun 2024 4.09pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

The Global Human Rights Federation (GHRF) has exposed a sinister proposal by Muslim convert preacher Firdaus Wong Wai Hung for minors to be informally/secretly converted to Islam first through the recital of the kalimah syahdah with their eventual registration being postponed till they turn 18.

https://focusmalaysia.my/got-such-thing-as-minors-can-be-informally-converted-to-islam-first-register-later-as-expounded-by-firdaus-wong/

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 2.25pm
Reply to  luca

Yes, I hear you luca. Was there anything like during the time of PM8 and PM9. Who or which community voted the most for PH coalition and in particular for DAP to become the current ruling government?

What is the current ruling government doing to resolve these issues?

A Rakyat 8
28 May 2024 10.33pm

“Why must we register with Budi when there’s Padu?’ MP asks govt”
by Khoo Gek San dd Tuesday, 28 May 2024 7:09 PM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2024/05/28/039why-must-register-with-budi-when-there039s-padu039-mp-asks-govt

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Laughable, isn’t it ? Also in doubt if the figure given by the government on the number of our Rakyat registered with PADU is actually correct.

https://soyacincau.com/2024/01/24/padu-over-30-million-malaysians-register-updated-information/

shriek
shriek
1 Jun 2024 6.10pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

You want subsides, yet you do not want to do anything? Registration is free. I laugh. Otherwise millionaire or foreign trucks can also get subsided gas

A Rakyat 8
28 May 2024 10.33pm

The fleet card they are trying to implement now was one of the methods implemented by one the previous government to reduce fuel subsidy. It was stopped later because its use was abused. Now they want to do the same. Nothing new just recycled methods.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2024/05/28/apply-for-fleet-cards-to-enjoy-diesel-subsidy-goods-vehicle-owners-told

https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/529931563517526581/pdf/Five-Key-Lessons-from-Malaysia-s-2014-Subsidy-Reform-Experience.pdf

https://paultan.org/2014/10/14/fuel-subsidy-rationalisation-plan-ready-announced-weeks/

A Rakyat 8
28 May 2024 11.15am

“MACC boss’ no case against Asian Mobility by relying solely on media reports is absurd, not acceptable” By Prof Ramasamy Palanisamy dd 35 mins ago

https://focusmalaysia.my/macc-head-honchos-no-case-stance-against-asian-mobility-by-relying-solely-on-media-reports-is-absurd-not-acceptable/

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Ha, ha. What a joke. The joke is on the whole PH unity, their so called corruption busting leadership and not forgetting their dear clueless supporters. They are the ruling government not the Opposition. Indeed, it has all now become a joke, ridiculously absurd.

“I Started A Joke – Bee Gees”

shriek
shriek
4 Jun 2024 5.59pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

please go and watch about crime in hk and how Icac works. It is all about proof. You have any proof and please bring out. It is all about inferring. It is just like whether there is God and for simple question which comes first? Chick or telor?

A Rakyat 8
7 Jun 2024 10.01am
Reply to  shriek

Science says microorganism or microbes came first and over a period of time these microbes evolved into more complex organisms like eggs, and from eggs came the chickens, etc.  

Can understand or not or is this knowledge too much for your tiny mind.

As for the Selangor (DRT) project, its an experiment gone wrong.  They thought they could bend the rules and no one will be the wiser. As for their clueless supporters, they will continue to be clueless.

A Rakyat 8
9 Jun 2024 10.38pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Proof ? They are already caught with their pants down. Now waiting for the (DRT) storm to blow over and then pretend the whole episode did not happen.

What does integrity means to DAP ?

They should just man up and admit what they did was wrong. Another example of direct negotiation incident in Penang last year.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/10/03/penang-cm-defends-sale-of-pdc-land-via-direct-negotiation

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 2.39pm
Reply to  shriek

 It is just like whether there is God ” ? Yes, there is GOD, otherwise you popped out from where, into this world, in your human form?

A Rakyat 8
28 May 2024 10.18am

“Penang serious about renewable energy, says CM” dd 14 May 2024 12:45PM

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/101973/penang-serious-about-renewable-energy-says-cm

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Only at the opening ceremony of MPIA solar roadshow does Penang government come awake and realize ( not sure yet ) about the importance of renewable energy.

This blogsite highlighted this matter way back in 21st of Oct 2008 ; https://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/penang-could-become-centre-for-solar-energy-research/

What about water conservation, rainwater harvesting, plugging the hole to stop clean processed water leakage, wastage costing billions in Rakyat tax money, etc. etc.etc.   When will the state government come up with innovative ideas? If it does not have the expertise, what should it do?

shriek
shriek
1 Jun 2024 6.05pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Rakyat, it is not ideas but $$$. You donate? When tax you more, you kbkb. First do you conserve water? Second a pvc tangki you can buy to harvest rainwater?

A Rakyat 8
28 May 2024 10.18am

“SPAN urges states to establish water conservation units” by Ian McIntyre dd  27 May 2024 8:00AM https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/102145/span-urges-states-to-establish-water-conservation-units “The focus is now on saving our resources, the campaign should be on conserving and reducing dependence instead of simply finding more resources.” >>> WRONG! The plan should be to do both, that is to look into and establish water conservation and also to continue finding more water resources with innovative ideas. Just don’t keep pointing your fingers at our Rakyat to solve the water issues. That is the lazy man’s way of doing work. You are paid with taxpayers’ money to take care of the water… Read more »

shriek
shriek
31 May 2024 7.15pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

when they imposed tolls and ask you to pay up, you kbkb. Everything is $$$ in form of tax, higher fees or rakyat has to pay. Look at the income tax for your yanks. If one is a green card holder and living not in USA, you have to pay tax too. Here, the tax is low or tax free.

Blue panther
Blue panther
2 Jun 2024 12.38pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

I don’t know what kind of religion Hadi Awang and PAS subscribe to, condoning cover-ups of sexual misconducts committed by religious teachers. The authorities and people in this country are so crazy about religion that they cannot distinguish right from wrong. This gives the religious zealots golden opportunities to commit crimes in the name of religion. The schools are no better, where teachers are allowed to commit wrongdoings with little repercussions or consequences.

A Rakyat 8
7 Jun 2024 12.50pm
Reply to  Blue panther

“Exploiting religion for political gain won’t bode well for any faith, says scholar” by Sean Augustin dd 07 Jun 2024, 09:00 AM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/06/07/exploiting-religion-for-political-gain-wont-bode-well-for-any-faith-says-scholar/

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” Turkish-American scholar Ahmet T Kuru says exploiting religion for political mileage will not bode well for any faith and could be detrimental to a country’s well being in the long run.”

A Rakyat 8
25 May 2024 5.06pm

“Alarming lack of transparency in Selangor state govt’s award of multi-billion project to Hannah Yeoh’s husband” By R. Bala dd 3 hours ago

focusmalaysia.my/alarming-lack-of-transparency-in-selangor-state-govts-award-of-multi-billion-project-to-hannah-yeohs-husband/

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What did the hypocritical supporters say about MCA, claiming it prioritized its personal interests over the community’s?

Now, what about DAP’s situation in Selangor? Where will their clueless supporters hide their faces now?

shriek
shriek
4 Jun 2024 6.01pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

what about it? Can you elaborate? Otherwise you are clueless…

A Rakyat 8
6 Jun 2024 8.35pm
Reply to  shriek

If you say and admit that you are one of DAP’s many clueless supporter, then I will tell you. Otherwise, why so much botheration in wanting to know about it.

shriek
shriek
9 Jun 2024 10.28pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

We are clueless and you are even more so as until now you cant elaborate. Only kbkb

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 3.06pm
Reply to  shriek

What is there to elaborate. It is all over the news already. Don’t be lazy. Go read all about the ‘ two timing ‘ political parties you voted for.

A Rakyat 8
25 May 2024 9.50am

“Ta-ta to the Turf Club?” by Alex Teng, David Tan and Bernard See 
dd Saturday, 25 May 2024

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2024/05/25/ta-ta-to-the-turf-club

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Since Penang State has been complaining about lack of water availability by 2030, since it keeps approving more and more factories to be build, more and more housing projects being approved, means more and more concrete, bricks and mortar, the State government should buy the turf land and turn it into a water reservoir for the people of Penang state. 

Hello State government and PBAPP, Can or not ?

glissantia
glissantia
1 Jun 2024 12.38pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

We hear that Construction = Development. The bigger the project, the bigger the amount accounted for under “contingency”. In Klang Valley, the MRT/LRT projects brought paralysis of economy in the immediate neighbourhoods for years, besides demolition of buildings and flight of buinesses. Unsupervised road works are a close runner-up as a menace. Now, Penang will not escape this insanity.

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 3.22pm
Reply to  glissantia

Penang will not escape this insanity.” Indeed! Already, they are saying there is not enough water and not enough land and yet they want to bring in more investments and by that it means building more factories which means more clean water has to be diverted to them instead of us Rakyat. And now we do not know what is happening to food security.

shriek
shriek
14 Jun 2024 8.34pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Why not ask why grow durian trees? Only only harvest twice a year and not every Penang Kias eat durian? Why you dont tell them to grow padi and vegetables which we eat everyday. You feel more security with durians? They have thorns to prickle you

shriek
shriek
1 Jun 2024 6.19pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Water reservoir? You must be mad. Where in the world you found a reservoir in flat ground.

A Rakyat 8
4 Jun 2024 5.41pm
Reply to  shriek

MAD ???  That is because you are not a man of the world. You are but small minded hence your thinking, “Where in the world you found a reservoir in flat ground”. Ouch! Ouch! Ooouccch!

shriek
shriek
5 Jun 2024 7.49pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Rakyat 8 think- if reservoir is on flat ground, how can water flow to your house? You must be smarter than Newton to make water flow uphill to houses and low level flats? You can be Manager of PBA. If reservoir on flat ground, it is a public swimming pool…

A Rakyat 8
6 Jun 2024 9.15pm
Reply to  shriek

Did I say flat ground? No. You said flat ground and you are going about making an issue out of it. Here is a ‘candy’ to keep you quiet.

” Water storage reservoir construction “

shriek
shriek
9 Jun 2024 10.37pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Penang Race Course is not in Penang hill. It is on lower flat ground. You quote so much from news but you are clueless. They say there is not enough of rain and has to cloud seed. It is cheaper if you go and dance like American Indians. You think Muda River is Amazon? Even Yangtze water level went down once. You clueless about Water yield. Better if you talk to your MCA in Perak for more water like Oliver Twist – Can I have more?

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 8.24pm
Reply to  shriek

It is but a suggestion. The land cost 6 million Ringgit. Not sure if the state government will be interested in buying the land and convert it into a water reservoir. 

No point arguing about it unless the state claims they wish to buy the turf land and want to convert it into a water reservoir but it is not possible because it is a flat land. Then can go into a full argument.

Meantime, the Youtube video sufficiently addresses the flat land argument.

shriek
shriek
14 Jun 2024 8.39pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

You are clueless, You need a dam to store unpolluted water. All lembu kuda water is polluted. unless you are the jaga. Why stored treated clean water when there is not enough of untreated water. Why you started to call your neighbours to harvest rainwater and then send them by your car to the water plant?

A Rakyat 8
18 Jun 2024 6.32pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Sorry, It is said that the race course, a private land, cost 6 billion Ringgit, not 6 million. Typing error.

shriek
shriek
4 Jun 2024 6.04pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

In Kl, lemba kuda is used to build the twin tower. Now the property is worth higher than the twin tower and can build more reservoirs

A Rakyat 8
10 Jun 2024 9.08pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

“Penang Turf Club members vote for land sale during EGM” by Alex Ten
dd Monday, 10 Jun 20247:40 PM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2024/06/10/penang-turf-club-members-vote-for-land-sale-during-egm

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What will be the plan? More concrete, brick , mortar and tar surface? What about increase in waste and pollution ?

A Rakyat 8
23 May 2024 5.34pm

It should read as,
” Teng Boo’s argument is that because of the disparities …..” – Anil

A Rakyat 8
23 May 2024 5.26pm

” Teng Boo’s argument is that because of the disparities ……”

Yes, but for Teoh to suggest that the high-speed rail project will lead to a brain drain is not convincing, a poor argument.

Wouldn’t it be more appropriate or accurate to say that the project could make it easier for labor to move between Malaysia and Singapore due to Singapore’s strong economy and higher salaries, potentially causing labor shortages in Malaysia rather than using the term ‘Brain Drain’ to prove his point.

shriek
shriek
4 Jun 2024 6.08pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Senior Rakyat. You build train for what? To carry goods and cattle. Cattle will die if the train s too slow and only senior take cattle class train? If tech can allow to build electric train and faster train, do it. You want to gostan by build bullock cart train

A Rakyat 8
23 May 2024 5.25pm

To elaborate further, the term “brain drain” typically implies a one-way movement of highly skilled and educated individuals leaving one country for another typically in search of better job and career opportunities, higher salaries and a more favorable living environment.

In the context of the high-speed rail project between Malaysia and Singapore, it is more likely that easier transportation and better job opportunities in Singapore could lead to labor shortages in Malaysia rather than a one-sided brain drain scenario.

shriek
shriek
30 May 2024 7.42pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

there is also shortage of labour in malaysia. there are millions of bangladeshis, burmese, nepalese, indonesian workers since 30 years ago

Sonic
Sonic
31 May 2024 4.32pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Brain drain will continue with or without HSR. It may facilitate homecoming but still work is done is Singapore for the benefit of Red Dot!

A Rakyat 8
4 Jun 2024 6.28pm
Reply to  Sonic

Yes, Singapore will benefit from our Malaysian talent and labor, and our Rakyat will benefit from the money they earn in Singapore. 

This is what the High-Speed Rail (HSR) could potentially do – facilitate the movement of our Rakyat talent and labor, back and forth, rather than causing a brain drain.

If Singapore goes one step further by covering transportation costs, it could lead to a decline in our nation’s overall progress and possible foreign direct investments. 

shriek
shriek
5 Jun 2024 7.56pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Rakyat 8 – senget again. You want foreigner like Singapore Gomen to own HST in Malaysia? Ask PN and UMNO. You know understand brain or skilled worker drain. Who do they work for that get most profit GDP?

A Rakyat 8
22 May 2024 11.49pm

it might worsen the brain drain in Singapore’s favor.” Am thinking?
What has the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project got to do with the brain drain taking place in our Nation

XiaoPeng
XiaoPeng
25 May 2024 10.19am
Reply to  Anil Netto

Government should not use tax payers money for this white elephant project. Let the private taukeh fund the project since they will benefit from land sale.

shriek
shriek
29 May 2024 6.14pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 8

Many penang kias and Ipoh mari work in Kl. Weekends and 3 days off, they drive back within 4 hours.

Bixau
Bixau
31 May 2024 1.37pm
Reply to  shriek

Already got direct flight from Singapore to Ipoh. The airfare is likely to be cheaper than HSR fare.