Wednesday, May 24, 2006
180 degree spins
(Adam: Ha? Did I say no increase in power rates? Just joking only.)
Aiyoh!!! All these turn arounds by our so-called leaders is sure getting us nowhere la. Reminds me of the leader of the lost patrol in the newspaper comic strip. Okay, okay...what is Patrick ranting about now?
I just read on the Net that Energy, Water and Communications Minister Lim Keng Yaik has announced the cabinet's approval for power tariffs to be increased by an average of 12 % from June 1.
But...but...but...wasn't it just days ago that I read in the newspapers Pak Lah saying that there would be NO power rates hike for the time being??? Maybe it is all this spinning that's causing me to hallucinate and read things that are not there. Maybe the PM meant for the "time being"...like while I am still speaking. Soon as I get out of this place ... anything can happen. But, hey! while I am here talking to you there will be no price hike. Okay bro?
Then the JAKIM gentleman says that from next year cosmetics that are not certified HALAL will not be allowed into the country. A couple of days later he comes out to refute the newspaper reports saying that it wasn't what he meant and that of course non halal cosmetics will still be allowed...blah...blah...blah.
I don't know about you but I am still close to tears about what is happening to Amir Mohd's film, Lelaki Komunis Terakhir. First, the censorship board approves it with a U certificate for general screening. Then days later the Home Ministry bans it. About turn! Then it is announced that the UMNO Supreme Council is the deciding factor if the film is to be approved or banned. Today, I learn that... No lah. It is the government who will decide not UMNO (although of late the line between the two seems to be blurring. For me at least.) About turn!
Of course the most famous and most hotly debated about-turn is the Crooked Bridge or Scenic Bridge.
First, let's build the bridge.
Then, wait...wait...wait...the flers across the other side of the straits don't agree.
Followed quickly by...F*** them la. We build it anyway. Much hot air followed that song and dance.
Then suddenly, the Prime Minister says it. "YES! We're building the bridge!" Yay!
A few days later... Errrr no lah we are definitely cancelling the project. That's four 180 degree turns in a row. That surely must be a Malaysian record of some kind.