The Star online today reports, here, that Selangor MCA is proposing to the Government to slash or abolish road tax and do away with tolls on roads in the state altogether, especially with Selangor having the most number of tolled roads in the country. State party chairman Datuk Ong Tee Keat said this would help ease the burden of the public as a result of the petrol and diesel price hikes.
This is good start. The first sensible thing I hear from the mouth of a BN leader thus far. We can then go on to abolish toll on all roads in the country and get the toll operators to bare all. Next we can get Petronas to account for the MR600 billion it has made through the years. The 10% cut in entertainment and holiday expenses for government ministers does really mean zilch to the rakyat who have to kiss goodbye to holidays and entertainment for his family now.
BTW, a little bird told me that Minister of Transport Ong, who was on a visit to the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) recently was aghast when told that his predecessor, who was rewarded with a Tan Sri-ship by the King a few days ago, had never even set foot in the place! Sheeesh.
Meanwhile, there is this SMS joke making the rounds:
My wife complains that I never take her to expensive places ... so last night I took her to a petrol station!