I spoke earlier about the demonstration planned by Kubang Kerian MP to gather 1,000,000-strong supporters and rally for the reduction of fuel price. The rally turned out to be an ugly concert with one artist getting beaten up for showing his behind. Even the PAS Mursyidul Am was grossly disappointed. A friend of mine insisted that democracy is all about the expression of the people through demonstrations. So much for demonstrations.
I've also received information about fellow Malaysians and Muslims not happy about the construction of a second mosque in Putrajaya to cater the rising population of the administrative city. I could understand rejection for building a rocket launch pad or spending tax payers money to buy a space shuttle but there is nothing wrong with building a mosque to cater for growing population.
IPPs enjoy a fixed rate for gas based on agreed contracts. It appears that we are at their mercy. This is a similar problem with toll concessionaires. Perhaps the windfall tax suggested by the Minister in charge makes sense. Gas price has been fixed at RM14.31 per mmbtu; market price is at RM47.69mmbtu. The dilemma is that when IPPs pay full market price, they will be adamant to increase the price of electricity. Perhaps it is time to look at nuclear energy. Meanwhile, it is a tough juggling act to satisfy all.
The heat of campaigning is becoming more intense. Those who got out of the penalty box from money politics are back in the race. Sour grapes who did not get retained as candidates in the last election are trying to make come backs in the upcoming party election. The intensity is also felt at every Wing of the party. However, there is little talk about change and vision. Perhaps vying for position is more important than the question "What would I do if elected"?
The other question is, who knows how to counter F-35s?
For couples who ditch their babies and let them rot in rivers and dumpsters, I will personally see to it that you rot in a federal prison with cane scars and homos lurking in the corner (if I am in power).
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