My comments on I Define Myself's blog : Victory Dinner / Malam Kemenangan Rakyat Pulau Pinang
It's an interesting point that the Penang's CM would make such remarks in asking PETRONAS to pay for almost if not all the burden that people face in Malaysia while the people (yes, the people like you and me) would not need to change their mindset, behaviour and attitude to face such troubled times ahead? Some economy experts are saying the upcoming turmoil would be worse than the World Recession in 1930s. So, you, the people, what you gonna do about it? Pray that others will help you? Can’t you help or work out things yourself anymore? If you are like that, then you are all what I call people with Subsidized Mentality!
God had already promised the people long time ago there'll be 7 good years and then 7 bad years, and then it’ll go in cycles. What have the people done so far to prepare for the bad years? Isn't it enough the fact that the National Oil Company forks out almost 65% of its profit into national's coffers?
So, the problem here lies between the state and federal government! It's too bloody easy for the CM to pinpoint to PETRONAS and politise the whole thing, making PETRONAS as the scapegoat as always when the truth is, his influencing capability clearly is lacking when it comes to persuade the fed gov't for more $$$. When that fails miserably, he attacks PETRONAS! Woohoo, easy job! This poor guy seem can’t think outside the box to attract more money for the state and then help the poor in return.
What a poor mindset of the CM. Blame everybody else except he & himself. Never want to look into himself on what else he can do other than barking at others. Worst still, barking at the wrong tree! I guess, being a politician, that’s how life is eh? When everything else fail, go blame other people rather than working out the appropriate solution professionally!
Another thing I would like to point out about helping the poor. You see, money is bloody too easy to be manipulated even in so-called charities such as helping out poverties! Haven’t we learned anything about this proverb?
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."
- Chinese Proverb
What these ignorant politicians (I’m referring to both side of the fences, including those sitting on the fence too!) need to learn is to focus more in education. Educate the people more. Not give away (more like throw away) to them with more and more money. Money is a lustful tool. It’ll never be enough. Ask any ordinary man, what amount will satisfy him/her? RM 1? RM 100? RM 1,000,000? No amount will satisfy! But, if we teach them how to make money (the right way of course), then forever the money will come into them! Well, I guess, money is the easy way out to catch out votes which is plainly short term gain while education is too slow for them to gain votes because the impact can only be felt in the long run! Too bloody selfish politicians…
On the 7 good years and 7 bad years, go on and read what Yusuff (pbuh) did in Egypt back then! Only in my opinion, the figure 7 is in God's timing and not exactly 7 years of our time. Now, shoosh, go and enrich yourself further…
p.s. I’m not sure if the CM was the one who used the word Revenue or the blogger typed the word Revenue here! If the latter, ok la a typo or lack of understanding of what revenue means. If the former, sad o sad! Again it shows how shallow & incompetent these Malaysian leaders are. Can’t talk business sense. Don’t la talk about revenue only because in any business there’s always expenditures to the business! Never gone into business is it? Poor Penang people then, having to live with such a leader. Or I must say, poor advisors to the CM?
Now I wonder how they selected him as the CM! What criteria being used? Or is it being the son of the party’s top man is enough to secure him the job or he has other credibility that would prove his past track records? So, any proof of CAT here?
I’m not whacking just the Penang gov’t. This message goes to both sides of the fences too!