You earn 43.6 billion from your sales of oil. What do you do with it?
A. Spend 1.8 billion to build towers that will be the world’s tallest for 6 years, then lie mostly useless as a vertical pile of unrented office space.
C. Plan to spend 490 million to build a sports training centre 10,000 kilometres away in London, but cancel your grand schemes after massive public criticism.
D. Spend an amount that nobody is even sure of or won’t dare admit to build a massive 11,000 acre administrative capital that is mostly barren and empty due to poor planning.
E. Spend the money on improving the welfare of the citizenry, such as by lowering national fuel prices which would in turn increase productivity and boost the economy, thereby creating more wealth for all – including the government, which would then have more money to again spend on its citizens.
If you answered A, B, C or D, congratulations! You are the ruling Barisan Nasional party! Congratulate your smarmy self by spending more exorbitant amounts of money on your pet projects and lining the pockets of your cronies.
If you answered E, YOU IMBECILE!!! You are the wretched Opposition party! Don’t you know that there is no money available to subsidize fuel prices for the masses of unwashed people? The high exalted priest of Chinesebloodkeris Nut-jib Tun Razzie says so! Punish yourself by locking yourself up for sedition.
Above from The Star 31 Dec 2007.