I don’t mean to perli Pak Lah over the Budget 2009 but…

I don’t want to sound ungrateful to our much beloved Prime Minister and also Finance Minister for the generousity he showered on us in the Budget 2009. He announced that blender, rice cooker, microwave oven and electric kettle will see a reduction in prices.

And should I be overjoyed with this announcement?

Barangan pengguna

Duti import atas beberapa barangan pengguna – pengisar makanan, periuk nasi, ketuhar gelombang mikro dan cerek elektrik – dikurangkan dari antara 10 hingga 60 peratus kepada 5 hingga 30 peratus.


Well, my husband just perli me. So, I will blame it on Pak Lah. I have wanted to change my microwave cum convection oven for a long time already but the 15 years old oven is still going strong. Now, my dear husband has told me, “Haiyor…you still scold Pak Lah, he knows you want to buy a new microwave oven and he fast fast reduce the price just for you. Somemore don’t appreciate Pak Lah.” Tiu.

I seriously think Pak Lah is a bit out of touch. He thinks that we Malaysians all can afford blender, microwave oven and electric kettle to prepare our daily meals. My dear Pak Lah, this is not what the poor folks use. They are struggling with expensive rice, flour and other basic things. They only have money for cheap aluminium pots and if they are lucky, gas cooker. Don’t mock us with cheaper kitchen gadgets like these, please.

And Pak Lah thinks we are all mat sallehs who drink fruit juices and eat sweet corns. Doh….

Government to fully exempt import duty on several food item, i.e. vermicelli, biscuits, fruit juices, canned sweet corn.


I totally agree with Sdr Liew Chin Tong (who is the MP for my area). He said :

This is an election budget at the wrong time.

And Malaysiakini quoted him, saying :

Another interesting thing to note is the development allocation for the Prime Minister’s Department has increased tremendously from RM3.6 billion last year to RM10.22 billion this year. This is a fund to buy over the MPs and to do politically linked works.

Hmmm…I can never stick to my ‘this housewife is so happy with Pak Lah generous budget 2009’, huh?

16 thoughts on “I don’t mean to perli Pak Lah over the Budget 2009 but…

  1. development allocation? what d hell is tht? how many blender/rice cooker can one have in a life time…?
    i bet 90% reduction for all fondu sets will be next on the list. It seems he is either out of touch or holding back what he really can offer…. what really matters is the day to day item like u pointed out.
    alcohol and cigarette should be subjected to heavier duty!

    JTs last blog post..Where the $£@% is SUMMER 2?

  2. JT – When Pak Lah said ‘mee hoon turun harga’ I feel the WTH, you think the few cents can ease the hardship of the poor? BTW, McDonald sundae increased price from RM1.05 to RM1.25. You see how DRASTIC that is. Hehehe.

  3. Spending on education is about investment for the country future. And yet, the PM department per head count budget are 100,000 time more than the education.

    South Korea 10 years ago put huge budget on education and cultural output, and now Korea movie/TV series are seen everywhere. Malaysia spend billions on mega project, what we get is a nickname : Bolehland!


  4. Of all things, he go reduce electrical stuff… haih, wanna encourage ppl to buy more? wei, ppl d pokai lah..

    and electricity below rm 20 no need to pay? Oi, u try and see RM 20 can or not? one air con already mati kao kao wei… wanna be romantic and use candle everynight and sweat with ur HONEY ah? *cough x2*

  5. As reasonable people, let us give LahLah the benefit of doubt. If bee hoon prices come down, do you REALLY think that the food vendors are going to bring DOWN their prices???

    And hor….with harga eletrik sudah naik, who still wanna use electric kettle?

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  6. This is a budget that sounds good on paper, sounds good in words, but find no use.

    Either the ‘sweets’ in the budget is impractical, doesn’t give a significant financial relieve on ordinary people, or off targeted (tersasar).

    This budget is sweet to hear, but not good to eat. ??????

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  7. My electricity tak pernah less than RM100 per month, no air-con no water heater sommore. We stored the water airpot dy no use stove to boil water and flask to store – macam 30 years ago. Lucky my water bill every month only pay Syabas 6 bucks (maintenance fee).

    Instead of progressing its more like mundur. Instead of Bolehland, it should be BolehBlahLand or La-Lah-Land. KNN

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  8. You have a point on that.. and it really is a question of thought on why they think everyone can afford what theose who are already well to do with can.

  9. I dont see why the PM department needs so much funds. Till now i have no idea what they do and how they contribute to our country’s development.

    And the PM is allocating billions for that.

    So i think that there is a possibility that the opposition is right.

    And although the allocation for education increased, i feel that it is unnecessary because the funds, instead of buying better equipment for the school, it is often used to send the Headmasters and Headmistresses for courses, which translates to holidays for them.

    The HMs are not in school most of the time, so how is the school going to improve.

    Several teachers and HMs themselves told me about this. So i’m pretty sure bout it.

    Maybe the allocation of extra funds is a good start, but as we all know, this country never had good implementation system.

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