Dinner with mum and sister at Sunway area yesterday, jammed for an extra half an hour because of the protest at Sunway Pyramid against the hike of toll rate.

I wonder why the protestors chose to demonstrate at Pyramid… it’s private property and as far as I am concern, Sunway Group has nothing to do with the toll hike. I wonder why they didn’t held the demonstrations at the toll instead?

The protest disrupted the businesses nearby, the boss of the restaurant I was dining told me that their business could drop by 30-50% because of the protest. It just showed that the protestors were being inconsiderate in some sense.

Also what were they protesting about? The increase of toll price is a fact that cannot be changed’ the contract is black and white. Even if the government decided to cancel the increment, there will be other clauses like extending the toll collection period.

What the opposition leaders should sort out is who were the government decision makers when signing the contract. People like Samy Vellu and Mahathir last time should explain the logic behind those contracts… is it really benefiting the people or causing burdens? If they can’t find a good explanation, time for anti-corruption agency to investigate the cases.

I doubt what I suggested above will happen though, we are in Malaysia after all. Anti-corruption agency is there for exhibition… we should make them a highlight for Visit Malaysia Year 2007.

Also I read that an opposition leader promised that they will take down the tolls if they are elected to lead the government… what a shit. He thought the government can simply bleach contracts without compensations? And the compensations in the end are still from the people’s taxes, and some of the tax payers are not even using the toll.

4 Responses to “Toll rate increase, Sunway protest, what next?”

  1. Steve Says:
    January 8th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Oh, so your conclusion is, everyone of us should just sit at home and watch our astro programmes until end of life. Nothing matters. Life goes on.

  2. Jee Says:
    January 8th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    I concluded nothing Steve… that is your conclusion, not mine.

    Tell me what were they trying to achieve at the beginning? What did the protest achieves in the end?

  3. Irene Says:
    January 19th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    I hate protest/demo, they only cause inconveniences to others especially the one where they had it in private properties. They are free to abandon their job and join the protest but never think of how others will be affected by it that they caused people to lose business.

  4. Jee Says:
    January 20th, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Irene… I am not against all protest though, if it’s effective; but it’s rarely meaningful.

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