With petrol price increase looming, Malaysians should work together to help the country overcome some tough and nerve wrecking economic challenges ahead. Yesterday, the Central Bank has indicated that it is prepared to introduce some measures to check inflation if the petrol subsidy cut is impending.
Shahrir Samad announced that only the poor will be subsidized. This is a pragmatic decision. It is true we cannot continue to sustain such a high subsidy structure.
Hence, I am bringing home a point about the need for Malaysians to collaborate and work together to help us overcome any forthcoming challenges.
Recent unnecessary political competition between the BN Federal Government and PR State Governments is detrimental to our economy and ability to withstand the global economic challenges.
I was told by a top PR leader that it was PM Abdullah Badawi who instructed the Tourism Ministry not to work with the state tourism councils of the five PR led states. If this is true, then PM Abdullah may want to revisit his decision. It is time to build another bridge, after 'taking down' the crooked one, between BN and PR for the sole national cause to uplift Malaysians out of the current socio-economic environment.
If not, then it either PM Abdullah or Tourism Minister Azalina Othman who is lying about the real person behind the fiasco.