Tuesday, 19 October 2010

On The Fast Track To Bankruptcy

These are the days when one is compelled to slap one's forehead in dismay at the priorities of the ruling coalition in terms of "national interests".

Of course, the average Malaysian knows that it is about how much money the politicians can siphon from this project to build a 100 storey tower.

We already have the Twin Towers, which reigned as the tallest for awhile.

And then it was quickly overtaken by Taipei 101 (Taiwan) and Burj Khalifa (UAE).

So why do we need yet another Malaysia Boleh project?

It is not the first time I have said it, and I will say it again:

We are a nation that nurses its deep-seated insecurities by conjuring up ridiculously over-the-top mega-projects which serve no purpose beyond ego-stroking.

When thousands of Malaysians suffer traffic jams everyday due to our poor public transportation, do we need another white elephant?

At some point we need to come to our senses.

Let that be NOW.


shar101 said...

Maybe Najib wants us to ride white elephants to get to the office.

If so, I'd call mine "Rosmah".

Anonymous said...

I think Najib has realised that he cant do much in terms of progressing the nation quickly. So he's constructing this tall building as his legacy - his only notable achievement as prime minister.

jugular said...

Reminds me of the scene from Schrek when he looks up at Lord Farquaard's castle tower and says "Do you think he's maybe compensating for something?" :)

Anonymous said...

It's another POK KAI project!

Crankster said...

Shar - don't forget to slap her a$$ if she moves slowly.

Jugular - ya think? ;-)