Windfall Tax – why Discriminate and Petronas not in?

Windfall Tax is not something new but neither was it started from the Jurassic Age. It so happened that certain industry suddenly experienced extraordinary profits and the mouth-watering government came with an ingenious idea to levy such companies under the name of windfall tax. The classic example was Exxon Mobil which reported unusual profits of […]

... written on Jun 07 2008

Could the country pushed to the brink of Recession?

As expected when I and my buddies step into the kopitiam for our routine of breakfast this morning, everyone was talking (or rather yelling) about the fuel hike tsunami. I believe this was the second time within this year that the crowds were so energetic debating the 40.62 percent or 78 sen per liter hike? […]

... written on Jun 05 2008

Fuel and Electricity Hike, Money needed for final battle

Why did Abdullah Badawi press the “Self Destruct” button by raising the fuel price by a whopping 40.62 percent or 78 sen per liter? Not satisfied that the self-destruct button might work, he put in the second-layer security with another explosive – raising electricity rates by 18% for homes and 26% for business users. You […]

... written on Jun 04 2008

Fuel hike from RM1.92 to RM2.70, Char-Kuey-Teow RM7.50?

Breaking News: In-line with the government previous practices in announcing fuel-price hike last minute, it appears Abdullah Badawi government has did it again. Effective midnight tonight, 4th June 2008, the price of petrol would be increased by a whopping 78 sen and diesel by RM1.00. This means you’ve to pay 40.62% more for petrol from […]

... written on Jun 04 2008

Things are getting uglier; I wish ringgit goes back to 3.80

Not many moons ago, I’ve wrote why I don’t really fancy the local Ringgit to appreciate further against U.S. dollar. In fact I would love the local currency to float at RM3.80 to US1.00 or even weaker. Why am I so cruel and unpatriotic? The reason is pretty simple (hey I’m not a complicated person […]

... written on Jun 03 2008

Smart people become Jokers after joining BN, how come?

I thought I could get a good rest today after a tiring house-warming party yesterday but somehow amazing stories kept coming. People familiar with the local political scene once said (after the recent 12th general election) although UMNO (main component party of National Front) was made of mostly brainless retarded leaders since the departure of […]

... written on Jun 01 2008

MPs grill Maybank CEO – let the worms come wriggling

Even if Maybank or some other hidden hands in this matter would eventually pull it through, the real reasons for paying exorbitant price for Indonesian PT Bank Internasional Indonesia (JAK: BNII) should be revealed to the public especially the stock investors. At least investors who are thinking of going into the river of Maybank be […]

... written on May 30 2008

Greed & Corruption turn the country into Gangster-State?

You cannot help but get very suspicious of the whole Grand Saga-Bandar Mahkota Cheras crisis. After the recent police brutality I thought it won’t happen again, well at least not so soon, but how wrong I was. It was just like those Bollywood movie whereby the tyranny of the rich crossed all the boundaries, the […]

... written on May 28 2008

From stockbroker to selling ePetrol, goldmine for Rashid?

Ask yourself if you’ve voted the opposition namely DAP, PKR or PAS during the 12th general election three months ago and if the answer is “yes” then give a round of applause to yourself. I was pretty sure there were hidden hands at work in manipulating the price of rice ever since the Padiberas Nasional […]

... written on May 26 2008

Tiger at Home but Useless and Hopeless against Outsiders

Actually the article I wrote yesterday was rather long, too long that I need to split it into two or three articles. Although both, of which the second part will be revealed in this article, seemed to be of different topics it was in actual fact related – it’s about Jaguh Kampung or Village Champions. […]

... written on May 25 2008

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