in other words, harga petrol naik 30 sen this day a year ago.
a year minus one night ago, the usually quiet Esso station near Lulu's house was doing roaring business. Lulu thought, finally, the station there is getting some business. Turns out that the government had just announced the 30sen price hike on petrol.
Of couse, any ah-Jee, ah-Joe and Lulu would be furious about it. And the government in response to all the unhappiness from the public, rationalised that the extra earnings of RM4.4 billion would be used to improve our public transport system.
Granted, now there's Rapid KL. But that's a private initiative, and unless they collapse and the government had to bail them out, this is not gonig to require so much money. And Lulu doesn't think that their subsidies and tax break would come to more than a drop to the magic number.
Neither do I think the LRT frequency has increased. Nor has the number of carriages. Nor the parking spaces at the station.
The talk about the LRT expanding to Subang and Damansara Perdana remains as "talk" whilst those in the know are probably buying up cheap houses and land there.
maybe he thought that as Prime Minister, he'd be considered as the #1 public servant
and whatever he travels in is his means of transportation,
public servant... transportation...
therefore leasing another luxury plane for "official use" on top of the six that they already have constitutes to "improving public transportation"?
and that the money was loaned from that "improve public transport" fund to Khazanah who loaned it to Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (PMB)
and then after that, beyond his control, oil price went down,
so, for whatever barrel we sell, we don't make as much as we did when it was USD80+ per barrel,
and so, don't really have the theoretical RM4.4 billion, but only RM0.5 billion, which was indeed spent on ha!ha! Public Transportation.
and so, no more money (for now) for further improvement on [real] Public Transportation.
Pic from Walk the Walk, Talk the Cock
and btw, teamBSG, or is it just the chief cook, CNY almost over.... ada naik lagi, ke?