Sir , I respect the fact that you are an elected representative , a seated Member of Parliament and doing public service with an office called Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister .
However Sir , the total number of Ministers with chauffeurs are less than a 100 . Let us add another 1 million rich Malaysians who can afford drivers . Also , let us be less restrictive and add another 5 million Malaysians who can still afford any price hike of fuel in Malaysia .
In total , we have approximately 25 million Malaysians . Minus all those figures above , assuming the 100 people in Putrajaya is insignificant , we have 19 million Malaysians who suffer from higher price of oil . This is because it will affect not only our cars but also our daily consumption of food , our sundry , electricity prices will soon go up ... lets see ... what else , Sir ?
Sir , you will come out together with the other Ministers shouting in newspapers ,"THERE IS NO REASON WHY OTHER PRICES SHOULD RISE AFTER WE RAISE OUR PETROL PRICES . WE WILL HAVE ENFORCEMENT TEAMS GOING AROUND TO ENSURE THAT PRICES ARE CHECKED AND UNCHANGED ".
Sir , many times we have read and hear those . After a few weeks , we have you guys standing at the podium announcing a price hike in Milo , a price hike in Chicken , higher prices for eggs .... and the many more items you can think of .
Sir , I myself loves to take public transport . The system in Australia is punctual . If the time says at 5.45pm the bus will leave Canberra for Sydney , it sure will . The same goes for busses in the city . But in Malaysia , we have busses screaming "Aaahh mari mari ... Pudu ke Klang , Pudu ke Klang ..... mari mari !!"
Then when you board that bus , wow ... some had to wait an hour . Why ? Because the bus drivers want to fill up the bus before he moves ! The busses for inter - state is even worst . They will ask you " Aaah brother...... mana nak pi ?" .
Answer any place . They will say "Oh ada ada ... bas ini syarikat XXX ... VIP seats ada ...... bas sekarang sudah ada ..... "
That was how I got cheated 3 times . Out of the 3 times , twice I had to wait for four hours . Because they sent me to the last platform in pudu . I think it is platform 39 . This platform .... everyone is simply stuffed into busses and there is no law and order here . That is why from these experiences , I always take Sri Maju busses or parents will send me around (EVEN THOUGH IT IS INTERSTATE) . I am pretty sure the busses running around in Malaysia ... at least 10 - 20 % are unlicensed . The same goes with the tragedy in Tioman Island where the ferry sank due to fire .
Speaking about the ferry issue , lets see ... we once have the busses operating unlicensed and lives had to be sacrificed before the Government from all levels shout out "I WANT A FULL DETAILED REPORT ON THAT" . What a comedy ! Now we have the ferry issue ... again the statement ,"GIVE ME A FULL REPORT AND SUSPEND THE OPERATOR" .
After lives are gone ... only then we take action . Why then can such a HUGE FERRY operate without license over there !? I don't get it . Does that mean I can drive a car with a Malaysian Government logo around and nobody will do anything about it ? Does that mean I can also own ferries and busses just like that and nobody cares ?
Now now . We had the bus incident . Now the ferry one . Both are transporation issues . What next ? Unfit trains on the rail ? Bad condition airplanes ? Might be . After all , the land transporatation problem occured..... the water one happened as well .... the next one should be air or rail . My advise ? Take a look at both .
In Shah Alam , the self declared MODERNIZED STATE's capital , there are soooooooo many bus stops . But none tells the time when the bus will come , what bus will come , and where that bus is heading to .
Sir , how then with all these problems can we expect to factor in higher future price of fuel into our budget constraints ? How Sir ? I suggest the Government makes a deal with us the public . NO FUEL HIKE UNTIL THE DAY WE HAVE PROPER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION .
Also , stop making statements that will cause panic among the public Sir . It will cause a frenzy of price hike in food and sundry .
Don't be a hero .