Since the 12th General Elections, Malaysians have experienced all kinds of new challenges, from spiralling food and fuel costs, to political uncertainties of the national leadership and the most recent news - the news surrounding Anwar Ibrahim.
We read about the mid-term review of the 9MP in this malaysiakini article:
"PM could do better in 9MP review"
After the PORR and monorail projects were "deferred" for Penang, the Second Finance Minister now declares:
"What is there to consult? These are federal projects," said Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.
I wonder if the state government would have been consulted if it had been under BN rule?
The statement smacks of sheer arrogance and reflects poorly on the good relationship that should exist between state and federal leaders; irrespective of whether the other belongs to the opposition if Malaysia is to compete for more foreign investments.
Of course if one were dabbling in forex markets with millions of ringgit at risk, one would not consult anyone as one's position needs to be concealed. Furthermore if the betting goes against you, no one else needs to know about your massive losses.