I am quite amuse. Really. Our DPM suddenly got the bright idea that :
“Government servants can take five years’ unpaid maternity leave
This is in line with the Government’s objective to ensure that attention is given to children’s early education because with proper guidance, nurturing and love, the children will become better people,” he said.
But is this workable? In my opinion, these mothers who work, work because they need the money. They need the money because cost of living is going up, up, up and up. Can they survive five years without pay? For a moment, can our Government sit down and think of more workable plans? Maybe less mega-billion ringgit projects that eats up a huge portion of our country resources (and benefits only a few pockets) and provide the basic needs to our poor folks. Better medical care, cheaper education and less competitive nature education (i.e. cut down those blardy tuition).
The sad fact is the government has pushed too fast and too much developments that either turned into white elephants or ate up all the money. Parents have to go out and earn a living, leaving the kids who sometimes end up on the wrong side.
I got this email forward from my #2 son but I am not sure where he got it from. I would like to credit the person who calculate it.
Let’s do some simple calculations here.
In Malaysia, the average family income
is RM3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn’t).
I understand there are many families
whose monthly income does not reach RM3,000,
but, to make things simple,
let’s take RM3,000 as the figure. Ok
Okay, let’s start rolling with a family
Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Just
nice – a moderate family ….
> > > Electricity and water bill:
> > > (No air-con, No home theatre, No
water heater … ok?)
> > > Phone bill ( Telekom):
> > > Meals for a happy family:
> > > (3 meals on RM25/day, RM25 for 4
> > > Papa tea time at work / during
working hrs: RM155
> > > (RM5/day, RM5 … can eat what?)
> > > Car repayment:
> > > (A proton saga aeroback, 7 yrs
> > > Petrol (living in city,
> > > (go to work, bring son to school,
only can afford one car running)
> > > Insurance:
> > > (kids, wife and myself)
> > > House repayment:
> > > (low cost housing repayment for
30 yrs, retired still have to work to pay!)
> > > Tuition: RM80 (got that cheap meh? i don’t
> > > Older children pocket money @
(RM1/day, eat bread?)
> > > School fees: RM30
> > > School books and etc:
RM100 (always got extra to pay in
> > > Younger children milk powder: RM50
(cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA
> > > Miscellaneous: RM100
(shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet
Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so…
No cable tv,
no movie @ cinema,
cannot go Park walk during weekend
no chit chat on phone with
Let’s use a calculator to total up…
WALAO EH! Sht! RM3,610 already…
EPF(super annuation) havent been
deducted, income tax as
well……..already RM3,610 …
How to survive lah ladies &
So, do you think this step in trying to build families by allowing the mothers to stop working for five years is workable? I tell you, I didn’t realise life is so depressing until I look at the basic needs of families. I am damn ‘ho mia’ (good life) because I never have to bother about income and expenditure and don’t have the faintest idea how much my utilities bills cost each month. Thank God, thank you, accountant loukong.
Remember, register as a voter and hope for a change. No more mega billion dollar projects and international fame when we cannot even feed our children properly.