Sometimes I wonder how married couples stay married. I have a bf and it's difficult enough maintaining the relationship as it is. *throws hands up in despair*
Anyway, Sarawak state elections are coming up and I am soooo amused.
(Excerpts taken from A Forum on the Sarawak State Election 2006
)"...Sarawak Social Development and Urbanisation Minister Datuk William Mawan is confident that the petrol price hike of 30 sen will not become an issue for the people in the coming state election..."
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Coincidentally, I asked my dad last night, "Hey, isn't the gahmen dumb to hike the petrol prices up right before the elections?"
"Nope," he said, "Petrol price hike is the decision of the federal gahmen. The state gahmen have no say in this matter."
So far, I've never voted because:
1. I know the outcome.
2. I don't like the outcome.
3. Noone can blame me on the outcome.
Honestly, I'm not a Barisan National (BN) supporter. I don't much like the oppostion party (DAP) as well, but it's great to keep them around as watchdogs - the usual check and balance issue. I've had people telling me why I should support BN, the top reason being "If it wasn't for BN, Kuching wouldn't be what it is today."
My response is usually the standard off-hand, "Oh really?"
My true response would be, "Fuckyoumaicibaiyoudieyougotohell."
If it wasn't for BN, Kuching would probably be BETTER than KL! Why? We have tons of natural resources which translates into REVENUE. We've got timber. We've got natural gas and oil. We produce 1/3 of the country's oil, for crissakes! We've got tons of land for development. But I don't know how the gahmen choose to run things. Actually I do, but then again, we all do as well, so no need to elaborate.
The issue that pisses me off the most is the 60-year lease issue. In Sarawak, all residential and commercial properties (with the exception of a few older properties and native land) are subjected to a 60-year lease period. Basically what this means is you buy a house today and 60 years later, the gahmen have the right to take it back. This law doesn't apply to West Malaysia - property there are freehold or have perpetuity titles. Somemore, the Sarawak Chief Minister mentioned 2 weeks ago that 60 years is sufficient for 3 generations. Wtf?!?
Perhaps this statement applies to folks back in the '60s, but now it's just so ridiculous.
I certainly do not want to pay RM300,000 or more for a semi-D now, only to have the gahmen evicting me from my own house 60 years down the road. Oh, and if the gahmen do not need the property, I can reapply for a lease extension at 40% of the current property value.
And all this is because fucking Sarawakians keep voting BN.
So, you Sarawakians should not complain about incomplete bridges, poor quality roads, lack of infrastructure, bla bla bla.. because it's your own undoing. You dig your own grave and you lie in it.
If I do vote this round, I certain won't be putting a cross next to the scales. *snigger*