Did you know we have the most wonderful and caring Prime Minister in the world ?
Yes....our PM Najib is so caring and I am so touched by his gesture in announcing the immediately abolishment of import duty on GOLF BUGGIES !!! (read here )
Can you beat that ?....you poor country bumpkins who have never had a chance to step onto a golf course much less play the game, should be thrilled by this announcement ? Why the generous offer to these 200 odd golf clubs in the country where membership is definitely an elite and affluent strata of our society where mostly cigar chomping and bubbly sipping freaking millionaires or even billionaires speak with a twang about having tea in London and dinner in Paris ! And these 200 exclusive golf courses need an exemption on excise duty for their buggies ?
Do you have any idea how much these golf clubs charges it's members and collect on green fees monthly ? I don't expect you to know because most blog readers are decent, angry hard working, tax-paying citizens on a monthly shoe-string budget who cannot afford the luxury of such memberships, right ? No disrespect intended on the privileged few readers who can afford such golf club membership.
Sheeesh....so this is how our PM makes the rich get to be richer and the poor (read flustered and frustrated you and me) gets to pay the price higher on almost all basic essential goods you can think off !
And who gets to take back handsome prize monies ???.....it's almost always some foreigner or some rich 18 year old kid from a country SSE of Mongolia.
How absolutely charming, Mr. Prime Minister Sir ! Thank you for that piece of "good" news ! We poor sods ought to applaud in standing ovation for such a generous gift !
And while we're on the subject of the 200 golf courses and clubs, could you also subsidise the tax on the buggy batteries and electricity billing charges on all golf courses Mr. Najib, Sir ? And cheaper buggies means less use for a "caddy" and more nightly games, right ? Hmmm...there goes another job extinct !
Just yesterday morning I had to pay an extra 10 sens from my usual 70sens "satu teh tarik gelas kecik, mamak" just because I sat and drank in a road-side stall somewhere in Bangsar !