July 28, 2012

fucked up bullshit

Malaysian politicians are full of shit part XXXXXXXXXVI. You’ve heard them bullshitting so many fucking times, that you’d think seeing a roach is an anomaly. Check this article in the news today.

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Customs D-G: Slashing excise duty on cars will hurt nation’s progress
KUANTAN: Slashing the excise duty on cars will have an adverse impact on the nation’s development, said Customs director-general Datuk Khazali Ahmad.

He said the Customs Department’s biggest revenue actually came from excise duty for local and imported cars.

“This money is used for the country’s various sectors such as education, health and social development,” he told reporters after attending the Pahang Royal Malaysian Customs Department breaking of fast event with the Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah on Thursday evening.

Khazali was commenting on Pakatan Rakyat’s pledge to revamp the National Automotive Policy (NAP), including slashing the excise duty and reducing the triple-tax burden.

PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli, communications direc- tor Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and deputy information chief Sim Tze Tzin had said Malaysian car prices were exorbitant due to the steep excise, import duties and taxes.

“About RM6bil to RM7bil are collected annually just from vehicle’s excise duty. Imagine how many schools and hospitals we can build with that amount of money.

“That is their political opinion though and I cannot comment on it,” Khazali said.

During the event, Sultan Ahmad Shah presented donations to 95 needy people and children from two orphanages here.

The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah and Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob also attended the event.

We’ve been taxed left, right and center for the past… I don’t know… 25 years? If they really used the money for good causes as claimed, then shouldn’t our country be full of world class hospitals and schools by now? But instead, we’re seeing headlines of people getting sidelined, schools in need of repair, and shit like that. So, if that’s not a fucked up bullshit, then what is?

I don’t mind it if they really used the money to fund the people’s education or subsidise our healthcare. But this isn’t really the case, as anyone can tell. The BN government used the money to fund useless stuff – like 20 million bucks for a cage of a panda, sending some guy to space for no reason, erecting posh lamp posts in Putrajaya, build the biggest court for the worst criminals, et al. Our hospital bills aren’t getting any cheaper. Our education aren’t getting any better. It’s all the same, if not getting worse.

We all know it very well – the main reason these greedy motherfuckers are so concerned about anyone nixing this, is because without this huge ass tax imposed on imported cars, their Proton and Perodua are going to lose out very badly. And they will have to do some actual work to stay competitive, which they usually do not have to do.

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