Thursday, March 5, 2009
For the first time in this blog my headline is in Bahasa. The direct translation of Sediakan payung sebelum hujan means "get ready the umbrella before it rain".It can also mean that we should be "safe rather than sorry".This malay proverb was used by the defunct Bank Bumiputra in its advertisement during the early nineties to advise malaysian to save for the rainy days where the RAKYAT are encourage to put their savings in Bank Bumi. It can literally mean that during the time of crisis,the Bank will help the victim by giving them loans to overcome their financial problems. But in reality,the Banks always take away the Payung when the rain comes because the banks is worried that the borrowers will default. During this tough economics times,we must Sediakan Payung Sebelum Hujan by being SAFE Rather THAN SORRY by saving more money in order to overcome the economic problems as we do not know whether tomorrow we have a job or not.Especially now,when the 2nd stimulus package to be announced is only RM 10 Billion which is grossly insufficient to stimulate the economy when the actual amount needed is RM 30 Billion.This again prove that the govt is on the verge of BANKRUPT and this move does not give confidence to the rakyat to overcome this crisis. To all my readers ,be careful in your spending and save more as the corrupted politicians will not cry with you when you are in financial difficulties and always SEDIAKAN UMBRELLA SEBELUM HUJAN.
Monday, March 2, 2009
During this tough economic time, the govt in PERAK is unstable with both BN and PAKATAN RAKYAT going to court to decide who is the letigimate govt for the state of Perak. As we all know BN and PAKATAN have 28 seats each and they are 3 corrupt independent ADUN who supported BN. Because of a narrow majority of 3 seats ,it is not good for BN as a slim majority can be easily overcome when 2 ADUN are bought over as can be seen recently. The SULTAN of Perak made a mistake in this and he should call for a by election for the whole state of PERAK in order to settle this issue once and for all. He should hand the mandate back to the RAKYAT in order to let the RAKYAT decide once and for all who should rule PERAK. Once the by election decide is over ,Perak would have a stable govt irrespective of which party won the election. Therefore,a by election is the answer.