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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Can We Have Elections Every Two Years in Malaysia?

YES...that could be the solution to keep Malaysians a happy lot.

Chinese New Year and Christmas have ended and still the good things flow through to Malaysians.

Prices have been frozen apart from the sickening tolls that go up relentlessly, thanks to the ultra-secret toll agreements. But you can be sure there will be a slew of price increases over a wide range of products after the elections.

I think petrol will go up by at least RM0.20 per litre. Already in the supermarkets, your shopping ringgit has shrunk by about 10% to 25% depending on the items in the grocery basket. The simple staple of instant noodles or cream crackers now sell for about 30% more compared to 12 months ago.

Yessir! Maybe we can have elections every 2 years so that simple initiatives like these will be carried out more regularly; rather than become a carrot just on the eve of an election.

Think the DPM considers the people to be donkeys?

Photo: thanks to http://oboerista.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/carrots2.jpg


Chauncey Gardener said...

Having it once every two years is a costly exercise but perhaps what we should ask for are local govt elections instead by appointments which is the current process.

I think there will be more positives from this simple change but is there the wherewithal to bring this back as originally envisaged ?

H J Angus said...

chauncey gardener

thanks for your comments.
Didn't you know I was kidding about the 2-year cycle?

But I agree with the point on local elections. Now it is just part of the feeding chain.

Chauncey Gardener said...

Of course, I understood the kidding. No country in the world has a 2 year election cycle ... but who knows, Malaysia Boleh !!!