Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Our money wasted on the "Curved Bridge"

Yes! I was waiting this issue to be published by Uncle Mahathir since it happened few years ago! At last and thanks to Uncle Mahathir for his personal revelation. Before I start, I wonder why bloggers like to copy-paste article/post???? Can anybody explain this to me??? Huh! marah ni..he..he..am not sure what were the purposes of blogging if one blogger only copy-paste then at the end or earlier at the beginning mentioning where were the article/post is copied...we know what is the sole purpose (objective) of blogging and why is blogging become so popular these days..darned it!!!!

A'ight, back to my uncle's revelation..as we all know..although it may not sound good but we really really and really need a new bridge...why? Ask you father why la..not me..Well, the facts that the traffic between these 2 straits has increased tremendously can not be taken lightly..why increased? Ask your grandfather why la..not me..my grandfather used to say..if nothing is changed means nothing really improved....so? Facts again! we all knew that most Singaporeans love to come to JB..especially for shopping..(S$1.00 equals to RM2.40) means that Singaporeans can spend double the amount in Malaysia!! When a better bridge is built..traffic congestion will be improved..more opportunity for both sides..economy will increase..This is why Penang Bridge is also undergoing expansion..excluding the fact that it's already almost 3 decades old..what happened if it suddenly collapse kan...it is timely!!!!

Am not a Johor people but let me tell you the history behind the Tambak Johor..It was built by the late Sultan Ibrahim, the son of the "Bapa Johor Moden" the late Sultan Abu Bakar..when it was built, it actually contributed a lot the economy in Johor and Malaysia as well..during that time, the main transportation was via water ONLY which were "sampan" and "tongkang"..to cut the story short on this historical events..firstly, the main objective was to join the Singapore's Train service with Johor's Train service..in order to link between these services they had to create a railway which also mean a solid land to support the railway..When the project was proposed to the Sultan, he thought..why not they create road as well..so there you go..at the end, both sides worked together..funds and labours shared together ..as both had agreed that the project would contribute more into both sides economy..

OK..sorry I was a little excited there talking about history..I love history when I was in secondary school.. So..according to my Uncle in his blog..the decision made by our handsome and charming Pak Lah was to punish the Johor people..Singapore had earlier agreed to build the straight bridge at their side..but was protested by the Johor people..Why they protest? building the bridge means dredging sand from the seabed..then it would cause erosion and destructive of fish breeding..apparently this would also deprive Johor fishermen of their livelihood....aduh kesiannya...who would ignore that? As you read...you've already knew the consequences..Pak Lah cancelled the project and wasted around RM1 billion of Malaysian's money..(sia pun ada tu sikit..)..or RM1000 million-million (buli pakai ka ni istilah..ha..ha)..

Now, what have gone wrong here...are we dare to put the blame on Pak Lah or to Johor people who believe they did the right thing..yeah..they did actually...so, by canceling the project after almost 40% of the construction had taken place was not really a very very cleaver or brilliant decision...what happened to those buildings..the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities..railways, piling and etc...so many to list.. do the government have any counter-project in accordance to that cancellation? We have a "Scenic Bridge" guys..why Pak Lah dare to waste RM1000 million-million but does not dare to spend another RM100 million or more to create the first world class entertainment centre on the sea? This was actually my draft idea when I heard the bridge was cancelled back there..I think the government can actually attract some Foreign Investors to work around this project..first of a kind in the world..again..it will boost our economy especially tourism...the project can be privatised once completed but Government would still get its shares..either monthly or annually..it's the same concept actually when a casino is opened..we would not need another casino but I think we need a 6 star hotels..or.."Malaysia Babylon City"..6 star hotels..5 star restaurants..mesmerizing greenish garden and of course entertainment outlets...think about that..then what can be re-used afterwards..all that CIQ facilities can be made useful to control the in-out to this so called "Malaysia Babylon City"

Am greateful that Uncle Mahathir is still well..and still fighting what's best and what's right if he were the PM...we knew that he has made so much and many contribution to the country for the past 22 years....I may surprise to know if any other Malaysian who was born in his era does not know how sharp and brave he was during his tenure..yeah..some poeple may say that he was cruel and what so ever..but can you tell me what you've got to be better than him..

Now...the main question...Who is the best and most competent Prime Minister after this? Who will make a better Malaysia after this...even greater than Uncle Mahathir himself..or Tunku Abdul Rahman...am sure whoever it is...he's not able to compete with these leaders we had...each of them had their own obstacles and greatness...who know the next would probably decided to build my "Malaysia Babylon City"...Pak Lah listen la to me....nanti sya belanja Mee Sup Sabah...apa tu.."mui chap" ka..correct me if am wrong...

I'd appreciate if people from our neighbour can share any of their thoughts..

7 comments:

sweetie~ said...

no use being the best or competent prime minister if u dun take care the welfare of the people....

why wanna build mega projects whereas your people are still living in poverty.....we shud go for basic facilities first then only mega projects....

sy dengar itu project spore object ba....spore tidak mau approve itu land utk itu project sbb tu jambatan tu bengkok...for me,yg bodoh ialah yg memulakan project tu bukan yg cancel....why started the project in the first place sedangkan spore blum setuju? kroni mahathir kali kontraktor2 dia....

mahathir tu la yg rampas smua hasil sabah....smp kita cni jalan raya paip air pun byk tempat yg mc teda.....sekolah pun kurang....taraf pendidikan rendah....sengaja bah dia spy org2 sabah jd bodoh nda mau melawan....sian nogia tulun sabah eiii....

Wel^Beiolman said...

yeah..lady suda kembali..sgt betul lady...sabah jd mcm sekarang impact dr uncle mahathir jg..and pkr sebab PBS/upko bkn under BN...wheb PBS msk BN..apa cerita..semua diam..pelan2 sbh mau naik cari kuasa ambil blk kita punya virginity...but actually punca masalah dr YB tempat sendiri jg ba tu sya rasa lady..byk jg YB d sabah yg tut..so kalu dia every year hpd senang buat apa mau cari susa...tulung2 skt ok la..

jg betul pasal yg buat project salah...yg cancel project inda salah?emmm...basic q lg la...kenapa mega project is needed?kenapa inda buat 100 biji sekolah moden d sbh dari duit mega project..sya rasa kalo ada 100 biji sekolah moden d sbh tp taraf hidup masi sama n thinking masi sama teda guna jg...so tackle isu dari akar umbi la ni kan lady...emm..let's say tuaran kana kasi jadi pusat pertanian and perindustrian terbesar d sabah alone..byk peluang pekerjaan..especially anak muda dari kg dr pendalaman..datang p cari keja...sebab cost hidup rendah..gaji rendah....qualified pekerja pun kurang...so yg suda belajar d U datang p sabah..cari keja..demand gj atleast mcm d keja lama..auto matis kana reject..company mau buat cost-effective..bila gj tinggi tp keperluan kurang..bazir jg.lg pun common sense org sabah..byk la ba pusingan dia ni..tp sia bukan pakar..I mean imagine bila sia buka kilang tayar sia d sana la...kalu sekarang minyak naik..tayar kurang la...sebab keta jarang kana pakai..so bila kurang..pengeluaran jg kurang..pekerja dulu yg byk mau cover demand byk kunun..turun jg..last2 ada kana buang atau turun gaji..kenen la.hehe..buli pakai ka tu..

what if ada state d malaysia yg teda mega project atau ada just cukup2..aman damai..let say la..kk mcm dulu..teda bangunan tinggi..basic facilities la k..main attraction gunung kinabalu..pantai and foods selera sabah..airport jg basic la..tdk jg kecil..jeti pun ok tdk jg kecil..restaurant yg specel ada tp terhad..sia inda berapa pasti d mana kk selepas 20 thn..kalu pkr benda mcm tu..some people dare to think the impossible and dare to do the impossible..but some may not.hahaha...ni pendapat ba lady..ada betul tp setiap yg betul pun ada -ve and +ve...so bila ada project..ada tarian..bila ada tarikan ada opportunity..bila ada opportunity ada perkembangan..dan seterusnya...

ni yg sya tau..sia inda ambil any business course tau management..pena jg hidup susa ni tau..kampungan ba ni..haha..

so why we need..and why we don't need mega project..nice issue..I might write that in my next research..hehe..

Wel^Beiolman said...

oh ya lady..ahehe..regards to best and competent PM..i wonder if i can be a competent leader..who think only taking care of my people and make sure they happy..which means i need to follow their suit..they want this I give this..they want that I give that..how can a leader be labelled as competent if he can only make his people happy but no improvement made for his country in terms of economy pula..org kg selalu ckp....ok la ni..pucuk ubi pun sedap jg ba..buat apa mau p makan KFC kalu ada tu ayam sana kandang...this seems org kg happy with their situation..happy with their live kan...so bila ada perkembangan ekonomi..harga naik n macam2 lg mau bayar..inda bgs tuk durang pula..bg duit tiap bulan..sampai bila mau bg duit..2 generasi?..hehe... bila mau kasi kembang ekonomi tuk better living..must ada project..mega or not depends on the objective...

why we need my "malaysia babylon city"..sebab nanti kita buli dating la lady..haha..no la..because that's another way we can get back the money the govt wasted...sing had agreed the terms when it was proposed earlier by TDM..although they didn't agree..they only need to expand their current channel..then malaysia will re-connect at the same bridge..what 's wrong with that..that's why..malaysia has the right to build the bridge..hehe..entah la..bukan pakar politik ba ni..tp suka memerhati n now i want to voice my mind out....hehe..

sweetie~ said...

panjang ba komen ko....nda mampu sy abis baca....hehehe....bukan itu bah maksudnya tak care of people's welfare.....klu ikut ja kemahuan rakyat itu sda kategori stupid govt...haha. Byk kemudahan yg belum ada ba d sbh....klu tgk development d msia ni too centralized....

mega projects perlu....tp terlalu byk mega projects msia yg wasted....

Wel^Beiolman said...

aha..lady...yup..ko mau jg kita dating sana babylon city kan..hehe..ya la..i know ba lady..that's we need a leader d sabah jg...jan telampau ikut federal sja..aha..yup majority centralized..and federal has now giving more of their thought on sabah..hopefully la kalu bukan janji2 lagi..looking forward la project2 yg durang cakap d sabah tu..then again bila suda developed..we need to ensure our people ready lg..uhu....kesian org kg antar anak p belajar pun susa..bukan semua dpt fund tuk belajar tu..lg2 kalu yg ada prob documents..sama2 kita menanti..

Ned said...

yup its very true.. just because paklah cancelled the project doesnt mean that he cannot generate another mega project.. and whats the use of it if ramai yang masih hidup dalam kadar kemiskinan... kita pentingkan orang luar atau orang dalam sendiri...?

theres no use of asking whos the most competent of all as we all know, different people have their own ideas and credibility.. different reasoning, different approach and certainly different way of handling things....

and 100% yes to the statement yang Tun Mahathir rampas kekayaan yang ada di sabah.. one reason because dia tidak suka huguan siou kita sekarang... look and observe what had happen to all of us here.. the poorest state in malaysia is it? but look at our source of nature? our oil, our forests, our kinabalu, our sipadan... we have more that any state in malaysia can give...yet, poorest?.. sinikalnya....

if it is not because of what him, we could be as tall as selangor, as tough as johor and as strong as penang..!

i dont hate him, infact i have my respect on him... hes our ex prime minister and had brought us many things but as if hes done nothing wrong himself, i dont think so...

Wel^Beiolman said...

yeah..urang jagung..yup and yup..totally true..great that we're sabahan knew all these..if only he step down earlier ba tu...and our huguan siao masih aktif mcm dulu..takan hilang virginity sabahan..and again..he done so many thing..we're d poorest yet the most resourceful..

there's use to know..for the future..not d past..of course dif people dif la cara but again..will it solve or making it worse..many cara many stail tp end result yg penting lbh ptg..if we just select based on sms...who knows some1 yg inda patut pula jd pm sebab dia pamos..hehe..

things like this mau pikir jg..not now but 10 years later..who were the pm in that time..all coming from our current cabinet jg..

although sbh can stand tall as sel and as tough as penang..there's no jaminan sabahan people jg sebaik mcm tu..maybe we can based on development and fund but mentality and sociology are more important.. we can not be a developed state but our mind set still..u know...ok ba ni...d more facilities u have d more careless la jg tu minda..ada betul..hehe..but all start from pemimpin jg kan urg jagung..kalu semua mau menyahut apa huguan siau cakap ok la..