APs are in the news again, this time to show the flip-flop mechanisms at work in the government.
malaysiakini has this article headed:
"Muhyiddin: APs to be retained, for now"
It is kind of deja vu as the APs was the spark that started this blog about 3 years ago.
Some AP recipients have been enjoying these perks for more than 20 years now and just like PROTON they are still not weaned off the subsidy mentality.
Instead MITI is pandering to their whimpering and wants to appoint "a consultant" who will probably write what you want written to suit your purpose.
The public have been told to "change their lifestyle" with the fuel price hikes. It is time the government stands firm to its commitment to abolish APs by 2010.
Those who have been enjoying APs for more than 20 years would be millionaires by now or do we still need to suckle their children?
Just ponder the numbers:
Suppose we give out 30,000APs each year and each AP is valued at RM30,000.
That is RM900m in a form of subsidies given each year to a bunch of say 500 recipients.
On average, each recipient enjoys RM1.8m.
Not bad compared to the RM600 plus being doled out to the long-suffering motorists. What do you think?