Because of strong opposition from the public and pressure from the opposition coalition Pakatan, the government has decided not to increase the price of fuel, claiming that the decision was taken in the spirit of People First policy.
But nobody is fooled. Malaysians know that this is just another sign of an impending snap general election PM Najib is planning to call.
Once the Barisan led government is able to win the general election, it will just proceed to increase fuel price with nary a bother.
But not a word from the government as to what it plans to do to reduce the humongous wastage of public funds by government departments annually, or what it plans to do to fight corruption which it is estimated, costs Malaysians some RM22billion each year or whether the government will stop awarding public contracts directly to parties which many Malaysians see as government cronies whom the government is not loath to bail out every time they fail to deliver.
Or whether the government plans to slash subsidy to the IPP (Independent Power Producers) who produce electricity to sell to Tenaga at some three times the rate per unit what Tenaga sells to consumers in an arrangement hard to understand when Tenaga produces more than sufficient energy for the country's entire needs!
Or what the government plans to do to stop the massive illicit outflows of funds.
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