Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Life is getting interesting (difficult) soon....

Life is indeed getting interesting nowadays and that is especially true for Malaysian. The price of food and basic amenities have been shooting up. The price of flour, rice, milk and chicken (just to name a few) has doubled since a year back. Some even tripled, as in the case of flour and rice. I wonder what would the future hold for us. The price of fuel has been steadily increasing and base on the current pattern, we are nowhere near the peak.

While I would stop short of calling the future bleak, I believe that life will be different pretty soon. Gone are the days when I would drive all the way from Kota Damansara to Cheras or Puchong for dinner during weekends. Also, gone are the days when I would drive all the way to Kuala Selangor just to soak in to the serenity on top of the hill overlooking the sea.

I am not too depressed about it. In fact, there's something good with the increase in price for basic commodity like food and fuel. People will consume both food and petrol with much care. Having said that, things will be very different for poorer families and countries. It pains me to hear of people in Philippines and Indonesia that are having a hard time feeding themselves.

Our government has been doing all the wrong things, and taking all the wrong measures in addressing this global phenomenon. Malaysia are blessed with an abundance of land and natural resources, and yet, the government has failed to make full use of it. And in most case, there are deliberate attempt to maintain control and sabotage any form of solutions for the sake of money and power. We have always known our government as being shortsighted. The only thing that surprises us was the consistent display of extreme shortsightedness again and again.

Have you wonder why Malaysia has not been producing Fragrant rice? Have you ever wondered why we need to import rice from Thailand? Do you know that Bernas hold a monopoly over the rice trade in Malaysia?

If you don't, no worries. What is certain is that life is getting more interesting, soon....even if you don't know the answer...

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