The Cost of Government
1. Governments need money. It cannot function without money. It
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1. Governments need money. It cannot function without money. It
The Cost of Government
1. Governments need money. It cannot function without money. It has to pay the people who work for it. It has to provide services and infrastructures. And now it has to provide more and more social amenities such as education, medical care etc. And of course it must defend the country and maintain law and order.
2. The funds are mostly raised through taxes on the activities of the people, on incomes, on profits, on the services provided by the government such as transportations, sewerage, water and power, ports and airports, approval processes and oversights etc.
3. Although there are many countries where people avoid paying taxes and rates, the people of Malaysia generally pay their taxes and other charges for services rendered by the Government. But as the cost of Government increase over time, the taxes and rates will need to be increased. Naturally tax and rate-payers do not like to pay more taxes and other charges. But they admit to a need for higher tax rates if for nothing else the rise in the cost of living when the wages and salaries of government servants need to be raised as well as the higher cost of Government procurements.
4. But the tax payers cannot suddenly come up with the money to pay the new taxes and charges. Lately Malaysian individuals and businesses have to come up with more money because of the many increases in cost due to Government policy decisions. Firstly the increase in minimum wage to RM900/-. This increase cannot be limited to those earning less than RM900/-. Those already earning RM900/- and above will also need to be paid higher wages. With this the costs of doing business and producing goods and services have increased and in turn the cost of living for everyone has increased.
5. Over and above this the Government decided to reduce subsidies on petroleum products. Then the electricity charges are going to be raised. For the people of Kuala Lumpur new rates, some increasing by 2000 % are to be charged.
6. In 2015 the GST (Goods and Services Tax) will replace the sales tax. Obviously the Government wants to collect more than the revenue from sales tax, and this must add to the cost of goods and services.
7. We must accept that the Government needs more money with the passage of time. But should the increase be as big as the Government says. Should the taxes and rates come all at the same time?
8. In business there is a thing called “cost down”. When a business is faced with competition or its cost of production reduces its profits, it can either increase prices or reduce cost. To a certain extent the price can be increased. This might cause a reduction in sale and also profits. It is far better to reduce cost and maintain or minimise the increase in price.
9. When a business exercises cost down, what it does is to examine everything that it does which contributes to the cost of doing business. It examines the efficiency of the process, the material cost, the reduction of wastage, the speed and volume of production. Invariably some cost can be reduced.
10. The same can be done by Government. All its cost can be examined to determine which are truly necessary, which cost can be reduced, which service can be curtailed or modified etc. etc.
11. Government often waste money because it is not too concerned about the returns on its expenditure in whatever form. For example has a contract been given to the best offered price – though not necessarily the lowest. Every year the Auditor General reports on wastage through improper procedures and carelessness. Usually not much is changed so as to benefit from the Auditor General’s criticism. There is no doubt that much money can be saved if the AG’s criticisms are taken seriously. Even changing procedures can reduce costs.
12. If the Government is interested in reducing the cost of governance, it can do so and perhaps quite substantially. For example it can reduce the cost of electricity by switching to LED for street lights. The savings would be more than 50%. The subsequent reduction in the amount of electricity to be generated will reduce subsidy on fuel for power. But this has not been done by Government. The initial cost may be high but the savings will mitigate this.
13. With regard to taxes, the effect of the increase should be studied very carefully. Is it really true that the percentage fixed cannot be changed. It must always be remembered that increases in tax must contribute towards increases in the cost of living, the cost of doing business, the reduction in profitability and for the Government reduction in corporate tax on profits. Once a long time ago the Government was losing tax on goods brought in by travellers to Singapore simply because it was difficult to determine whether the costly watches, pens and jewellery items were bought in Singapore or worn by traveller when he went to that tax-free country. The Government decided to remove taxes on luxury goods. As a result tax-free shops sprouted in Malaysia and the Government collected more through corporate tax from these shops than it ever collected in import duty.
14. In another instance the government reduced corporate tax gradually from 45% of profits to 26%. More business was done and the collection in corporate taxes increased tremendously. Another case is the tax-free incentives for investments. With this investments increased. Indirectly the government could collect from income tax on executives. The nasi lemak eaten by workers increase the businesses of the rice wholesalers and the Government will collect corporate tax from them.
15. The public needs to find the money to pay the increased tax. Obviously it would be easier if the percentage is low, or spread over a longer period.
16. If the percentage increase is really necessary, cannot it be introduced in stages. For example the increase in electricity charges is fixed at 15%. That is a big jump. It will upset the cost of production of goods which all use electricity, some at a high percentage. Contracts which had already been made will result in losses and this in turn will reduce corporate taxes on profits .
17. Cannot the increase be in stages eg. 6 % per year for 3 years or longer. The losses on current contracts would be minimised. Future contracts would take into consideration the increases. There would be time for “cost down” and increase in contract prices.
18. At 6% per year for 3 years the rate would increase by 18% eventually instead of 15% now. But a 6% increase in the second year would be on 106% of original price and in the 3rd year would be on approximately 113% of the original price, therefore more than 18%. If this is too high, the yearly rate of increase can be reduced to 5%.
19. Clearly the Government would be getting more than the 15% of the current price. It will not really lose anything despite the delays in the increases.
20. Yes, Government needs more money with the passage of time. But with due consideration for the cost to people and business, the Government would really examine the tax rates to be introduced. It will not hurt the Government too much but it will gain a lot of goodwill from people. They might even remember in the next election.
21. Recently Francois Hollande, President of France decided to raise tax on profits to 50%. People left France to do business elsewhere. Far from collecting more tax, the Government may lose much when other businesses and business people emigrate.
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[eel nai] - Mahathir.. Share your riches with your poor rakyat.. not just keep to urself.. ur sons have everything
[eel nai] - but not ur poor rakyat
[eel nai] - reply me if u have the guts
[eel nai] - but i still respect you as my Tun.. U have done a lot for the rakyat
[jarayaj ecnerwal gnoga mak] - Without corruption and greedy politicians Government will have enough money !
[bahays niesuhdeyas] - ...well said..Tun..!
[iac habas] - Wht now gov give to rakyat???? I very respect u Tun...
[dimah ludba narmi dhom] - Why some countries without natural resources can become developed countries faster than us? What had happened to our country economic management? And influx of foreigners as cheap labours shoud seized immediately.
[eel otukir] - after this what left of Malaysia?
[takapes ahasu] - TUN di ketahui umum 'BERNADA & BERMINDAKAN ULAMAK'. "Thank You Allah".
[tohc ha] - well said, cost optimisation al need to be structuredly in place, rakyat marahla Tun, kami ni kena increase mcm2... tapi Audit report prove gov is totally opposite. We understand but lately everything comes like a tsunami... one wave after another.... i dont think BN will even stand in PRU14....
[pira eelfikluz] - Ian Lee,you very rude.Tun Dr Mahathur is the greatest leader the Malay,the Malaysian and the whole Nusantara ever had.show your rudeness elsewhere.people like you who sarcastic remarks against our respected figure,are the cause of racial tension.
[magnilkanak adnanagoy] - Try to tell chinese business tychoons to share their riches wit poor one...
[yelub netneb] - Ian Lee mind your words. Who are you to asked Tun show his riches? Talk nonsense. .
[inahg gnoy] - Understood Tun, but Catch those CULPRITS PLEASEEEE..!! Speaking on behalf of the rakyat, Thank you
[firahs inansor] - What about those cina2 billionaire's that dig the richness of tanah melayu
[mazin 'retfirg' lurhahs] - Well said. Btw ian, y ask tun to share his riches because his sons have everything as u said..u shud ask those top riches people in malaysia to share they wealth also. They have everything!
[eew hansor] - too bad Tun, how many people knows this? they always presume that money grows on trees and all they want is be there to pluck it, just wait when the country crumble they ar the one the first one to cabut....
[namhar naiffus damahom] - Ian lee,watch your language!
[hanisor hajah] - Alhamduliillah Semua rakyat misti bersyukor,,,
[lanuy anibur] - Ian Lee : Have you done your part of giving out for charity today? If you haven't then I suggest you walk the talk first.
[tohc ha] - Rosnani, billionaires also ada yg malay ada yg indians...so pls this is not about racial... nanti tak sudah...
[damahom fisah] - Doesnt matter if the tax increase to govern the country. What make us mad was how they govern the money. All the waste, corruption (seriously cow??), carelessness that make us stand against the current ruler party
[yelub netneb] - Ian Lee is from Singapore... ohh. No wonder la.
[nauzdir imzih] - orang tamak selalu rugi, bagai kerajaan dgn rakyatnya.. lihatlah kastam rugi 1.9 billion kehilangan cukai rokok. ni kerana ketamakan nak cukai banyak sangat dgn cpt..
[eel nai] - Rosnani .. Malaysia bapak kau punya ar.. Chee bye
[naudirdamha arasiamhanianuj] - thank you allah..semoga tun sihat selalu.dan bahagia selalu..
[ocir lakyahzeerea] - Masa tun best senang cari makan tangan pak lah n najib hancur,paling hancur najib ckp sebelum pilihanraya turun peringkat2 sejarang dok naik peringkat2, lepas minyak, gula pas gula tol semua naik, ingat rakyat sama sekarang bukan puak pr saja bengang tapi seluruh rakyat malaysia,termasuk penyokong bn,brim jnji nk bg rm1,200 dh kurang separuh rm650, x bagi brim pon xpa kami xmau brim2 ni semua buat negara tanggung hutang,turun harga barang minyak tol yg tu yg kami mau
[suxen xxin] - The Government has to manage within it's mean.
[niw sg] - this is the result of long lasting mismanagement by the bn gov n eventually v may go bankrupt
[rihat eirzat] - A very good one for those who don't understand the need of increasing the cost of some services.
[ol werdna] - I wonder how it would've been like if Anuar was pm...
[aj rahza] - Malaysia gov noob.
[ayhay-la hahs yelhdaf deys] - Ian Lee.. who are you? Are u an unknown legend or the unsung hero which deserve the reply of Tun on your comments?? Are you one of the poor rakyat? Even poor people nowadays have the luxury to be online and update fb status huh... I wonder if the true meaning of poor people have evolved.. lol! Its either they have become poorer or stupider. Lol!
[ual eoj] - old fella dun talk cock.so disgusting to see you portrait yourself as a holy man.chinese rich?know who is the invisible tycoon in malaysia which not in the top 10 list?most chinese/indian corp been force take over by so call "bumi" aka cronies and now still say chinese is the 1 control most malaysia economy?whats all BN macai thinking?look at today currency?1SGD-RM2.6.shame on you and your party leading.boo
don compare with chinese cos singapore mainly chinese?ok.look at brunei.1 brunei dollar=RM2.6.i wonder you guys believe in god or not?always talk bout kita kuat agama..bla bla bla..but in fact corrupted like hell..don you feel shame?
[imza itayyza ron] - Ian Lee, why only ask for his money???what about other politician that corrupted....and why don't u ask to all chinese billionaire to share their wealth with rakyat....they also take money and make profit from rakyat...talk nonsense.....i bet you won't even give a cent to the poor...
[oojar lannakgnara] - Singapore can do much more better than us without having any natural resources..their currency getting stronger.I think with good leader ship we can do much more better rather than putting burden on rakyat..The problem in Malaysia is the corrupt leaders and there are so many of them...they are the cancer so we need to treat it first...
[seraw senavis] - Who r the top ten richest in Malaysia majority is Chinese... tun tk their money give rakyat. . Tun best
[eel nai] - Input needed here..
[liamsi iniaz damha] - Congratulation Tun M. Its very simple but clearly brief about the current isue.
[eel nai] - I always invite malay speaking friend here..
[nawihe qifa] - Tun rich? Wonder why his name not in d list of malaysia billionaires..pandai twisting like Chinese billionaire innconent
[nanfala dawa dammahom] - The difference is in the vision. Some leaders want the short term benefits without calculating the long term loses, while others look ahead and prefer long term benefits. You are one of these Tun.
[namialus damha] - TDM is a genious....thanks Tun.
[kinad adnilsor] - brilliant ideas from Tun!
[idras airutnec] - kalau x mampu nak handle negara .... tak perlu jadi PM mudah shj ... kita perlukan pemimpin yg bijak..... kita patut rasa malu dgn pemerintahan Singapore ..... no komoditi kat sana tapi make miracle growth of economy ...
[lizaf nawzziaf] - Cina Singapore memang lanciau
Memang ni Malaysia bapak kami punya
Ada masalah Apa?
[hsirqum sxela] - brilliant ideas from Tun!
[niw sg] - Pls dont go out of topic of prudent governace
[hsirqum sxela] - Tun pls jadi PM semula.
Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad: The Cost of Government
1. Governments need money. It cannot function without money. It - 50th Comments
[lanuy anibur] - Ian Lee : Malaysia ni bukan bapak siapa-siapa punya, and sure as hell it's not yours or your fathers too. But these lands has been soaked with our blood, sweat and tears for thousands of years so you better shut your hole up and stay in your little island quietly. We mind our own business, so should you. Temasik pernah dilanggar todak. Jangan kali ni kena langgar dengan benda lain pulak :) Be a nice boy and hide behind mommy now, can you?
[ikaz nawzah] - Kenapa think tank kerajaan skrg xleh fikir camni??too sad to see our leader right now...dah xde ke pemimpin yg ade keberanian dan kepintaran seperti tun?
[adiemla arazahs] - What happen to the 2 submarines which cost abt rm 500 mil its not been use at all still under repair till now no news at all. It waste of money. Moreover the 2 submarines are 2nd hand. Do you is wise to buy the submarines.
[buya harahaz hamitaf] - I wont be surprised if next GE the downfall of BN.. Enough is enough!
[irbas damha] - love reading your insightful posts. it is a shame the current administration lacks the knowledge to properly run the country. they should have less "advisers" and turun padang to understand what the layman goes through.
[kazar ziaf dhom] - may allah bless u tun M..ignore it what r idiot people talk badly about u..u make de other country seeing u..MALAYSIA BOLEH...
[eel nai] - AfIq Ehiwan Go and find out laporan audit .. Everybody from other country knows.. Not your local news ..
[gnohc noob mil] - no matter how much tax and income increase .... every year also remain negative budget ..... it depend how government spend and corruption .....
[qiffa lainad kin] - I think the government would benefit a bit by playing a round of Democracy 3.
[gnoh mum eel] - This time around, Tun has made a fairer article where he has pointed carefully that there are obvious wastage in the current govt administration. In my point of view, the current govt has failed to reach out to the general rakyat. All the 'good deeds' done are superficial and merely to gain publicity (which the educated rakyat doesn't believe anymore) and failed to address the ever growing people's concern and potential crisis. The current govt also failed to keep to it's election manifesto. Is this a show of arrogance that the ppl can be ignored for BN had 'won' the election and make decisions without considering the plight of the rakyat for the next 5 years?
Perhaps Tun should support the Pakatan because you have the passion to improve the country and ensure the rakyat has a better life. You made Malaysians recongnized internationally. You brought development to this country. But after you resigned, unfortunately, your successor and current PM is making life more & more difficult for the rakyat. Is it mismanagement or really our country is not good enough and thus we are going down.. ? The people fit to rule the nation & run the govt is one with passion to improve the lives of the rakyat and see that we become a develop nation by 2020 and not one that always make empty election promises.
[nirahs laziaf] - tun, many professional muslims avoid paying tax but pay the zakat generously. i do that. knowing the money will go to where is berkat. i am not a fan of big government (civil service), they are not efficient. more decentralization and delegation to state and locality.
[eel nai] - Faizzwan Fazil.. U really think so.. ? Stupid people who only reads buku sejarah.. Otak tak guna..
[tihas nawre] - Gov no money but in najib era he adjust gov servant salary few times. But still same service. Unused leader.
[yeriah dhom] - well said...lebih baik drp menyalahkan rakyat yg berbelanja utk kereta baru atau pelbagai barangan lain etc dan disuruh berjimat, which % nya bukan mewakili keseluruhan rakyat ...bagaimana dengan golongan kami yang perlu membeli atas keperluan dan bukan kemahuan?...harap kerajaan malaysia fikirkan mcm mana nak reduce cost thoroughly and carefully, drp membuat keputusan yang mempunyai sebab yg sgt general seterusnya memindahkan bebanan tersebut kepada kita semua...
[atah rirhays] - Excellent briefing..more transparency.to EXTERNAL PEOPLE'S.SO IF THE PEMBELOT WANT TO SELL STUPID INFO THEY WILL FAILED...MORE ACTIVE TO THE DEPARTMENT MULTIMEDIA..DO YOUR JOBS ESPECIALLY RTM..GO VS THE ASTRO AND OTHERS..PEOPLE'S NEED YOUR COMMITMENT IN THIS MATTERS..DO YOUR COMEBACK IN A RELEVAN AIRWAVES...STARTED NOW..NO MORE TIDOR..AND PEMALAS....INSYALLAH..DS NAJIB PANTAU...
[suxen xxin] - Truly, very academic. Thorough study and analysis must be done to identify the many causes Malaysia economy and financial situation for the past 30 years. There is too much capital outflow that caused the country to run dry.
[doomham tzt] - Tun ... Cool. Ignore all those negative comments which is emotional based any way..
[nat suiluj] - well said Tun. It still not too late if you can influence all your UNMO leaders to change corrupt people.
[gnuhc nivek] - Malaysia is wealth country, but corruption make me sad & disappointed.
[solot ranismas] - TUN...the best Pm...semoga Tun sihat2 selalu..dan dilindungi Allah..Aminnnn...
[run syeilrun] - Well said Tun.. love u so much.. U r The Legend.. no matter wht people wnna say abt u.. U r the Great Legend.. n well done fr make our life comfortable better thn b4... THANK U SO MUCH TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMMAD... MAY ALLAH BLESS U N UR FAMILY.. N GIV U SHIFA N GUD HEALTH....AAMIINNNNN
[naes gnik] - Tun patut membahagikan hartanya kpd rakyat M'sia!!!!!
[gneh eek] - Ask Pm dunt gv he wife buy cincing n diamond. .dunt go fashion show. .. all the ministry cut the salary dunt use our money travel n shopping. Take bus n lrt public transport, dunt buy branded baju, dunt send their children to overseas study!!!!! Dunt makan wang kita dan tak buat kerja!!!
[afatsum nazilsur] - kita x perlu bangga dgn negara lain.....Malaysia sgt maju semasa TUN memerintah....pemimpin yg selepas tun sgtlah lemah....
[hsirqum sxela] - Tun pls tolong kami.
[nasah ylazaz] - Sesiapa yg mengagung kan sinkapore tinggal sana lah bro .. Dont just talk big and still cari makan in Malaysia . The door is open to you to fly any where in the world .. LMH comments is very responsible and matured citizen ..
[ual eoj] - this old fella is not rich.but is bloody rich.look at all his son.all rich director.all politician children are genius.born to be director
[ayhay ilzab] - Ian lee: may be some day you'll hear yr children curse!!
[ziza ylsor] - Thank you TAB Tun, semoga kerajaan sekarang akan bekerja seperti cadangan Tun itu. In Sya Allah.
[miharbi sayle] - Hey Ian Lee, you are a person with low conviction, and lack of decency. Who are you, man, for Tun to answer your senseless blabbering. No one if forcing you to be here, if you have issues with him , channel them through the right way, and not by taking cheap-shot at him over at FB. I suppose being an Engineer, and working in Singapore and a little bit of English makes you think you have the right to be rude to be Tun. Best of luck in your unreasonable life. I warn you to get out of here, or I will take screen shot of your comments, and send them to the relevant authorities. You are walking on the thin line of committing treason.
[azora nedar] - Well ,,,This is NOT in " Najibnomics",,,,
[ziza nuzya] - Review Bank Negra's policy on personal loans from 25 yrs to 10 yrs..by reducing the tenure to only 10 yrs bank negara is helping the Alongs...BNM shud revert back as before..
[milah alli] - I don't mind paying higher tax if I can trust the government will provide better transportation, reliable service. I believe we people also have our own responsibility towards our country, regretfully I cant trust the government as it now.
[nasah ylazaz] - FFZ is run by dam people .. tipu banyak ..
[narem narem] - ex AOTS kenshusei proud of Tun M.
[rakab uba aron] - Tun m is the best leader ever luv u always
[sirdi ilfikluz] - You guy talk a lot. But the Govt still wouldn't listen to you. We don't hv money power anymore
[eel nai] - bazli yahya what the hell you mean ?
[miharbi sayle] - Guys, don't bother responding to his comments. Just go to his FB page, and report him. He is a troll, and he feeds on attention. Deprive him of what he wants and he will leave himself.
[gno selrahc] - The only solution corruption must taken seriously with due respect MACC act without FEAR.
[eel nai] - Elyas Ibrahim .. A troll .. Ur typical action .. ?? Ask if i have backup from malaysia..
[harem tereb odnamok] - Sounds like giving a lecture in politics, public administration. However I shall give to CheDet the sounds of Administration or in Bahasa Melayu. Pentadbiran. Pentadbiran ialah bunyi Pentadbiran Professional bagi mereka yang berakal dan berwibawa. Lagi satu yang saya tak mengerti ialah bunyi nya Pantatbiran bodoh...alah yang terakhir sekali bagi puak Melayu Kedayan apabila puak ini berkerja dengan kerajaan makan gaji bunyia eh....suka sahaja mereka ini membunyi Pantabiran bergaduh. Ini kalau orang Puak Melayu Kedayan yang berkerja dalam perkhidmatan awam. Bangsa Kedayan atau puak Kedayan atau suku kaum kedayan ini bukannya berasal dari Sarawak mahu pun dari Negara Brunei Darussalam. Mereka adalah berasal dari Indonesia. Mereka bukannya ejaan Kedayan tetapi gadaian atau pajakan dalam dua orang raja bersabung ayam. "Nah ani gadaian ku" kata salah seorang raja yang bersabung ayam tadi. Yang pula ejaan Kadaian...kerana mereka berniaga. Akhirnya British eja kan Kedayan. Pandai pandai pula Bah rit ish....
[sllezor eiram eneri] - We can never repay Tun for all he has done .... more rights then wrong. Today Malaysians rich or poor are mostly living a comfortable life. I pray each day for Allah to bless our father Tun with good health and happiness. Corruption is not the government but its the peoplle. When its to our advantage we do it for its benefits. Before we point fingers at others let us ponder on our own actions. It is always easier said than done!!!
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[mirak nahizuaf 'eihcop' dhom] - King sean..Tun naikkan 8 org chinese yg paling kaya kat malaysia ni..so better u ask them la, they should equally distribute their wealth to the public
[ibasaw senildaeh] - Tun.. You're good thinker and always make rakyat life comfortable.. May Allah always bless you.. :)
[bokaay naziza] - Well said n super thoughts Tun...
[atas atasan] - Rakyat malaysia - doakan kejayaan TDM menguruskan satu 'magik' kewangan negara yg bakal merubah keseluruhan kehidupan kita hari ini dan bakal membawa malaysia ke era baru... Tidak mustahil beban berlebihan tol, eletrik, taxs etc bakal berakhir.. Nak tau, tanyalah tuan punya tubuh..
[rima fosuy] - Malaysia need a good leader.
[kaeps em tel ,kaeps em tel ,em ot netsil ,netsil] - najib should run the country by just officiating functions and stuff... but tun M should manage it... if rosmah can provide services to the country FOC like overturning malaysian customs to avoid visa requirement for malaysian students in saudi and manage to get 2 free flights, and release a student mistaken as spies, surely tun M can do a lot more, given the same capacity (or even half the capacity) as rosmah....
Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad: The Cost of Government
1. Governments need money. It cannot function without money. It - 100th Comments
[miharbi sayle] - Mr Ian, I will not say this again. You have two options now.
Number 1 , you can leave this place in peace, and take your trash to somewhere else where they will be willing to listen
Number 2, you can continue stirring your s**t, and have the authorities come knocking on your door soon.
your call, sir. if i were you, I'd choose the former.
[nasah ylazaz] - IMR , agreed with u . If our government is not good we will not live as what we are today ..
[nalza eniz] - Senang je...skg buka rang undang2 baru...hanya rakyat peribumi je yg boleh dpt istimewaan...bangsa lain xperlu bising...coz ini adalah tanah melayu...jd bangsa lain jgn besar kepala atau nk pijak kepala...cukup baik pemimpin yg dulu terima korang duduk m'sia...undang2 perlembagaan pun xnk ikut...
[mubekic mubekic] - Tun tolong kami!!!... Kami nak Tun balik jadi PM!
[abrup otnaidub] - I work as a government tax officer in Indonesia and I do agree with your opinions. Terima kasih. Semoga Tun sehat selalu.
[ayhay ilzab] - Ian lee : can't you see that you r provoking so many people. We'd love to see discussions not provocations, please...
[missay tam hadimah] - Allah swt beri rezeki "emas hitam" agih2 lah ia dgn adil....35% melayu msh miskin Tun!
[eifahs hamihsah ron] - Well said Tun. The basic necessity of life like water n electricity, shouldn't be increased. These are the main source that people need to do businesses. Government should switch to LED for streets lights.
[nasah imiza] - Brilliant idea from Tun.
[mahzi damahom] - Good reading, thanks tun
[avihs inamnak] - Tun, I do understand that Government need money, but I believe if the money escalated and channel properly from everyone to everyone/everybody/every parties , than it will be less Burden. Please do Not rest the burdens on People shoulders when Government out of Money. Besides, who is the Government ? To help and be guidelines to us. I do understand also. We all together here & It's not we, People do not want to help the Government. But, the decisions in economy wise making everyone more poorer. How long do we have face this & where this will lead us. The impact is like Tsunami. I still believe our Government can do better and wiser than this when you can do it !! Peace !!
[esor esorailron] - Tun is always a good thinker.....
[eel nai] - Come to me if u want to
[iriahk kifuat dhom naw] - agree on what u had said.. but the people-'rakyat Malaysia.. is only mad or unsatisfied with the corruption going around in the cabinet. As for an example, the 'Lembu-fedlot' case. It is to obvious. Maybe the case were look into so deeply by the govt, but the impact is so bad. To make things worst, there is some examples showed by the opposition that could taken into consideration by the government to avoid some increment. Again, for an example, the rate of the TOL. It is so easy for the malaysian people to conclude that the party had made profits throughout the years and no such increase should be make. Yes, there is an agreement made in the previous day, but i think there would be a way. Try to adapt from what had the Selangor's government idea. It is a risk worth taking. Don't you think so Tun? For me, what is wrong and right is very easy for the people to decide and they need not the opposition to tell them. However, it is a fact that the opposition makes the fire burn quicker.. so, why the government is playing with such an issue. To conclude, what ever side the people are, it is the result of an action made by government, not from the propaganda made by the opposition.
[ninel meeza] - some people just seems like dog, barks ikut suka hati. bila letak sebilik, bagi parang sorang sebijik, kecut. please, u fags with nothing dont think u are clever enuf with words n shits. PROVE TO THE WORLD U ARE WORTH LISTENING TO, like Dr. Mahathir here. he obviously did something for the country. what have you fags done in ur life? =)
[sirdi irahahs dhom] - Shazara Almedia I hope you don't make any wild accusations on the submarine...don't make comments if you don't really know otherwise it is fitnah....
[ayhay ilzab] - Irene Marie Rozells : Well said!
[oel miaz] - Dah terang lagi bersuluh.. pemimpin Masa kini lemah fikiran .. tiada apa perubahan yg menguntungkn rakyat selepas era tun M.. such waste of years..
[anaid okier] - As usual, your POV is well visioned. I have to agree with you 100% on this.
[idnaffe ron daza] - Memang brilliant, tp Kalo PM yg skrg x baca pon, x guna gak
[niassuh rehatom] - tun u ar briliant,,,,
[mikah namqul dammahum] - We need someone like Tun as our leader.
[faj anad] - Tun Mahathir is a precious treasure. Not many nations are granted with such visionary leaders.
[nimilah lujat] - Agreed with you Tun. Still wonder what is Datuk Najib doing and who is his think tanks. Are they really qualified to give a thought? Offcourse Datuk Najib just read their writings. What are they trying to do? This is not the time to practice try an error policy. Another thing they just shut their hearings, they didn't bother to listen. Ignorant.
[irzdan dhom nimza] - Otak pembangkang masih kebelakang
[piras foraam] - Ian Lee, U TELL US WHO R THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA.. N FROM WHICH ETHNIC GROUP ARE THESE TOP 10...EVERYDAY ONLY THINKING OF HOW CAN THEIR WEALTH GROW..n..GROW OR THINK OF HOW TO HELP the POOR n HELPLESS NOT TO BE... PUT UNDER PRESSURE SIMPLY BECAUSE THESE TYCOONS CAN MANIPULATE MARKET FORCES BUT THE BLAME AS USUAL LIES WITH....the government..BeEnd thats always their LAMENTS..... THE MUSLIM TYCOONS ARE..IF u hv forgotten.. SUBJECTED TO PAYING 'TITHES' or.. zakat BUT NOT THE REST...SO WHERES the RATIONALE YOUR ASKING..Che Det TO SHARE HIS WEALTH...OR DECLARE FOR THAT MATTERS... ALWAYS THINK LIKE HIM IF U SAY U ADORE HIM...LLTDMM!
[gnat suigres] - recover PKFZ and NFC from and the 3 times we paid for cyberjaya and putrajaya .. and all the things sold to singapore during badawi's time and we should have enough to cover any deficits for the next 4 yrs
[rathkom inia] - Semua yg tun tulis..sgt tepat.
[iajuk iaj] - for those whom with rude type can berambus la.the generous and kind people can talk here...
[mainamarbus nehom] - We still prefer you as Malaysian PM
[fosuydm niduramak] - No.7 need to be answered by najjib.
[hadiaj kcaj] - Tun ....best of the best...PM must read this articel
[boca'ay unbi] - Ya...Singapura mmg kecik dan ekonominya mengatasi jiran2nya termasuk Malaysia..tetapi tahukah anda yang rakyat Singapura kini hidup seperti mesin tanpa mereka sedari....bila bersuara sedikit maka mesti ada sesuatu yang akan diamkan mulut mereka...
Maka tercetus la kejadian yang baru2 ini dengan rusuhan...
Itu baru "bunga2 cinta" rusuhan...dikalangan rakyat mereka ada yang sudah lama pendam perasaan sbenarnya....
Siapa yang dapat kek ekonomi Singapura??...saya rasa semua maklum bukan??...
[damha roon damahom] - Saya puji. Tun M.kerana. memberi. Jalan penyelesaiyan. yg. berguna. kepada. Kita. semua orang yg masih.memerlukan nasihat. Dan bimbimgan. Saya berharap ini. jadi. kenyataan dan moga. moga. ia. Berhasil. AMREN
[airakaz milah] - Boleh tukar ke bahasa melayu ker tak faham bi lar
[bahaw ludba] - Awatlah diaorang x mintak pendapat tun..aduhai..semoga pjg umo dan sihat selalunya tun
[dilhk tabej] - Malaysia is a blessful and rich country but wrongly manage...
[dihaw irsa dhom] - Tun.. brilliant. ..
[reema siraf] - I really respect you as our former pm. Dissappointedly ideas without realisation is the same as empty talks. Instead of preparing and coaching future leaders that should be carrying your vision of 2020 you just simply left the gov in the hands of some brainless greedy men.
[enimsaj iretup] - Wise as ever my dear Tun. May Allah bless you with good health for many years to come. And may our current leaders be reading and listening to what you're preaching. Amen!
[magumnahs magumnahs] - Orang Malaysia tak nak ikut pun ada juga
[nujra yllas] - A well explained and justified notes frm our beloved Tun Dr.M! If only d present government could think as much as TUN Chedet did, then there shouldnt be painstaking grouses and grievances from the people!!! Long live Malaysia and long live Malaysians!!!
[nama idianuj] - Love u Tun! Your best point of view regards current economic situation.
[had atakaw] - ...aduhh....english sgt2 x berapa bagus...sdg coba nk pahamm.
[yeob nala] - Tun, please help us, the rakyat. The government is cutting our pocket now. Unreasonable price hike !!
[namialus dhom rabhka dhom] - east or west Tun is still the best . :)
[oinotna salohcin] - Tun Dr M is still the best and the legend. Semoga Allah panjangksn umor, sihat sjahtera srkeluargs hrndaknya.......
[nidib aniraz] - Alhamdullillah. We still have Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad around to share his brilliant thought. Allah Blessed you..in shaa Allah.
[namhar dihsar] - Shabas Tun, as always, our hats off to you ! Quite surprising however, how the Govt can't think likewise?That's the general thinking and sentiments of the Rakyat. Many has been saying it just before the GE, that all the taxes will go up shortly after. It's proven right ! For some of the increases even the layman can understand . But as it is going, even the Middle Class can't accept it, what more the lower income Rakyat ? These taxes and sudden increases in cost of livings are giving the Rakyat a nerves breakdown. Certainly they can be spread out and regularise as explicitly pointed out by Tun, so as to avoid the shock effect. YAB Najib has to quickly take stock, before further damage is done and the Rakyat losing confidence, especially by political exploitations and act of sabotage to run down the Govt !
[oinotna salohcin] - Tun for new P.M, pls come back, we need you
Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad: The Cost of Government
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[gneb hoey gnhc ymmij] - He is mighty mind. The best ot the best
[ajar malu htemsi] - Well said, Tun.. the current government, for me, are not worthy to run the country..
[sijmat mor] - Tun. One of the issues is whether projects are good value for money. In this difficult time, a thorough project evaluation is crucial, as the burden is shared.
[ivila harahuz] - We want Tun as our PM..
[ymasayirep nanavaras] - Well said Tun. Clearly u are a clever PM.
[aziffah runia] - he's the best ever..
[ollecram otamam] - Yang merungut tak faham Inggeris tu, guna lah Google translate. Stop whining like a child. Teknologi ada, gunakan.
[afatsum ijah xrum silhkum] - SALUTE!!! Saya suka penulisan Tun yang ini... it's basic economics n business disciplines... saya pun tak faham kenapa PM sekarang dan kabinetnya tak nampak perkara yang Tun M kemukakan ini...
[nisay dhom markilurhays] - Bgmn dgn laporan audit negara? Tiap2 tahun terlalu byk ketirisan yg berlaku. Perancangan dan perlaksanaan perlu dperbaiki supaya akhirnya negara mmbangun tnpa rakyat derita..
[tamin nalza] - klu Tun jadi PM blik pun ramai yg sokong..
[iahc yllib] - I see huge gap between rich and poor in Malaysia..and yet the poor still praise the super rich like God..Good luck
[panam dba idnaffa] - Wow!! What an arrogant comment by Lee..
[nees iewk gnap] - LPT 2 Phase 2 Overpaid by 800 million and yet still not completed. Trust by the people is to be earned, not demanded.
[oohc nosaj] - Tun, very logical, implementable and well presented. Another area that needs much urgent and pressing attention is corruption, a disease that plagued this country to the degree political parties' survival depends on it. If we can get rid of corruption, wastage and manage effciently and effectively, with the resources that we have, we can have a comfortable living.
[sijmat mor] - Tun. If this country can be changed to become a republic, I will nominate Tun to stand for the first presidential candidate. I express my view as a citizen of A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY.
[marahum yziza] - Saya nk Tun jadi PM balik...
[nidron anaid] - Harap PM dengar dan belajar dari kata kata Tun, bukan dengar cakap penasihat je.
[inah lurun] - Tegas,padad,mantap.. We love Tun M.
[ym ssenhcol] - A Dr, an economist, a finance elite......more than anything. Alhamdullilah, Malaysia is blessed with Tun. The current administrators Malaysia shud put his thoughts into consideration!
[imia eilzdaf] - Agree with Tun...brilliant ideas... You are smarter person...
[oos nailil nirun] - Tun should be the Advisor to the cabinet. Just like Lee Kwan Yew to the Singapore government.
[eel nuc anailuj] - Ingenius! Its always good governance. Everywhere in the world, its rare to see the young respecting the ones who has helped to guided, nurtured n built them to become who they r today. In Tuns case it is far from exceptional. Iv seen in one of the biggest goverment owned company, where the 1st events tht took place was letting go of all the experienced workers whom hv helped built the company. The aftermath ,tht took place was beyond their expectations. Decisions was reverted as company plunged into chaos resulting from the half baked decisions of someone who came into power n felt tht this is payback time.
Humans r extremely complex beings. They tend to forget of their origins the moment they came into power. The promises of.....r usually as empty as........Those in power r surrounded with people who would lead the leaders in make believed, too good to b true mind blowing imaginations without taking into considerations minute details of the common people. Its in their mindset that those who r left behind r bummers, lazy n good for nothing. What they lacked in their quest for perfections in their own little mind (think tank team) was, we the small delicates, lazy, good for nothing r the ones whom been giving them the luxury of their lives unknown to their little mind caused they lacked empathy in their decision makings. We r the ones with the super buying powers hence them pocketing money via taxes at the end of the month in all their business rendezvous!
Why was it, when we experienced economics difficulties during the tenure of Tun Mahathir, that almost flattened if not submerged Malaysia into financial abyyss, we the common people r not facing the brunts n onslaughts of it all? Wasnt those years r the most trying period of any Prime Ministers on the surface the earth have to endure? We survived becoming Champions with His Culculated risks and those people standing solid behind him emerging as one of the most Respected Nation in the world. The once small asian country wit nothing to offer suddenly became Worlds Wonder! We became talks of the World leaders!
Ques? Is Malaysia facing this trying times as Tuns tenures which the current Think Tank Teams r making decisions like a roller coaster rides making us the common people PUKES at the end of the rides? R we in such financial meltdowns tht immediately after the elections all cost for the elections r slapped on the people? Whose ideas was tht to give the money to the people in the 1 st place? We can do it but in ways tht should benefits the poor n needy not those driving Mercedes Benz parked 1 mile away! I believe in the current leadership's but pls listen to the people. Ur surrounded with people who will eventually dragged u down with them. Its ur choice as our elected Prime Minister. We care much of our survival n ur survival depends on us. Listen to Tuns advice. Dont shut him out. U wil hv much to thank for in time when all those r closed n ur alone wit urself n he is not wit us anymore. Listen to him. Especially in this issues.
[gnoy hamiras] - I love my country but not the current people who govern it. Tun M, you are the best PM that Malaysia ever have. Forever Tun Mahathir! You adopted "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"
[anairda ania] - brilliant thoughts!
[nimaj rathkom] - Alhamdulillah Tun Dr Mahathir touches our hearts again..mudah mudahan Tun terus dirahmati AllahSWT- thank you Tun
[halludba eirza laysiaf] - Kingsley Lee watch out your words...
Suka suka cakap melayu stupid...
Kau ade otak ke takde...?
Then you think chinese so good la???
Cakap lain kali jangan main lepas je...pandang pandang..kat sini berbilang kaum...
Orang macam kau nilah yang buat semua kaum berpecah belah...
Kau ni busuk hati sangat....
[zir d nirzaf] - Agree tun...we hope u can still be our pm
[sijmat mor] - Tun. Under the present system of electing the no.1 leader in the country, we all will not get the chance to be led by Tun again. If we will have presidential election in Malaysia, then Tun will be most likely candidate to become the first President of Republic of Malaysia.
[irzan dm] - See Najib Razak.... TUN bagi nasihat percuma. Tak payah la pakai penasihat yg mahal2 tapi satu pun tak boleh pakai. Buang masa dan duit je.
[eil zar] - Dear Ayahanda Tun, Salam
Firstly the government should consider few factors before simply increasing its tax.
1. Start finding ways to lower the government operating costs.
2. Increase government staffs salary based on their performance not seniority.
3. Increase tax on non halal business including their related businesses directly or indirectly. This is where the most of the wealth came from.
4. Lower down taxes on halal businesses, workers and their related businesses.
5. Lower down the tax for muslims.
6. Subsidies should only be granted for by claims from the needy.
7. Encourage the usage and development of alternatives source for fuel, electricity and water.
8. Lower down expenses and taxes on development and conversion of Malay Reserve Land.
[riqif ilha] - You are always smart & steady TDM. Salute to u Tun
[irun demmahom] - I love you. In the world syesmitic modern rolls of Islam.
[irec yreb kic] - Tun b'sara cuz nk bg rakyat b'dikari. Hdup tnpe tongkat.. B4 this pun,kte asyik m'harapkn die. Da tibe mase rakyat b'diri atas kaki sndri. Ape2 pun,idea tun mmg bernas.. Harap pihak lain dgr ckp die kali nie.
[hahs eeg] - Well said .. pls share this opinion with 'the govt'
[nij ue kom egar] - Tun u r the devil and also the angel...
[emijah smikah] - Stop all waste projects...stop any leakage on gov spending..stop skyrocket additional cost on gov cronies commission..stop stupid IPP money sucker..terminate MAS if they cannot make profit..review highway concession agreement..and throw away rosmah at any hounted island..then we talk about rising tax..!
[sijmat mor] - Tun. I will vote for you to be the first President of the Republic of Malaysia.
[gnem koy maihc] - If u love n concern Malaysia,why don't u donate 10% of yrs actual saving after all it's chicken feet 2 u
[auhc oah new] - Normally overspending by government are contributed by 1) trying to boost/maintain the economy or 2) unplanned spending of tax money ... Sadly our case is the second case...
[ijrasaam taafir] - You a great fellow. I wa s honoured to meet many times. This message to our prime minister in arAb world. In particular syria. Allah bless you
[gnow hl] - Mahathir si genneva accomplice
[dihsar dhom naw] - Tun mmg tokoh pemikir yg hebat :)
[firahs ffira] - he might all the bad things people say but he has good grasp of economy and politics...
[magumnahs avis htnaahsirahd] - Does the government walks the talk, or just talk? I reckon it's the latter.
[nam ap] - salam Tun...good idea indeed...syukran jazilan...
[namso aniriaz] - Tun you are amazing. Superb ! Genius. We miss u a lot.
[gnawa ymiahor] - government waste tax payers money,
[sijmat mor] - In the Republically run country, a leader like Tun is what citizens are looking for. The President will not owe anybody any favour and will act without fear and favour too. Then only the country will prosper with the right people in to do the right job. Wastages can minimised appropriately.
[hakes arinam] - Tun..jd Pm semula.....
[nauk it] - All Malaysian must 1HATI.
Do not bully each other!
Some are waiting it happen !
Once loss our mind, Malaysia will collapse!
Just come out a idea / comment, do not personal
May Be the people who Bully
Other Kaum , is not carry Malaysia Identity Card😏
Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad: The Cost of Government
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[sijmat mor] - Wastages can be minimised appropriately.
[ffosuy ilan] - Meremang baca ni....Weii ...Tun Mahathir Is The Best...God Bless You...
[ba azilroon] - Tun... how i wish you're still our PM :'(
[limaj itnib azifahs] - Kingsley Lee : mind your words because me & others mark u & ur words. Not all Malay stupid & not all Chinese intelligent. We are human being & we all that such weaknesses. Realize that. I m sure one day u will see what is actually Malay about. 'Melayu bukan bodoh cuma Malas nak jadi bijak' . Watch out when, ' Melayu RAJIN & TiDAK AKAN BERPUTUS ASA untuk jadi bijak. #Senyumterimakasih
[dhom ifar] - Terima kasih Tun.
[ffira eefaw] - Tun i hope that maybe u can advice doraemon not to waste on unprofitable thing including roadshow, concert and multilayers state contract that enrich certain bunch. We need a leader who give the poor like me something to cheer up. Trickle down some wealth govt hav by reducing living cost. Pls.
[zifah dhom] - well said,Tun..now if only the guys would listen..
[wel egroeg] - Only Tun dare to speak up. Angel and Devil.
[sijmat mor] - The only way to eradicate racism is to ask Tun to run for the election of the first President of the Republic of Malaysia.
[milas dauf lilahk liamsi] - Wan Mohd Rashid setuju dengan anda xD
[sijmat mor] - Also, this will solve numerous.problems in the country.now.
[traecar trab] - Owhhh... Now i got it... No wonder the pain are just for awhile..
But here we are.. Malaysian are just full of people that wishes to lay back and wait for money to come to them.
Bro mahathir... U should make 1 tv advert. about this too...
[dihsar dhom naw] - Ismail Khalil amboi haha!
[bahaw luziza] - Tun, as the Time magazine once mentioned - you're The Master Planner
[inahg ludba iniaruz] - Agree. Well said TUN....
[eel kin] - "2. The funds are mostly raised through taxes on the activities of the people, on incomes, on profits, on the services provided by the government such as transportations, sewerage, water and power, ports and airports, approval processes and oversights etc."
And then what happen to Petronas money?
[iscu kica] - for my beloved country...do wish the LED to replace the conservative one.
[sijmat mor] - Let us have A National Forum on this and later followed by a referendum.
[miqatsum lutaris] - cina takut pd melayu sebab nk tgk melayu berpecah dan jatuh..u extremist chinese are nothing..
[reob senis] - But y very expansive
[milas dauf lilahk liamsi] - Wan Mohd Rashid seronok pula berbalas kata di sini. Famous dah kan xD
[sijmat mor] - A Referendum to make Malaysia a Republic.
[lanuy anibur] - Sesiapa yang belum bagi orang miskin makan hari ni walaupun seorang, rasanya tak layak nak mengarah orang lain utk share kekayaan dia dengan orang susah. To change the world, we must first change ourselves. Kalau diri sendiri pun lokek, tak perlu bingit suruh orang kongsi harta dia pulak. Mula dengan diri sendiri dulu. Nobody's too broke to give, itu yang Allah & Rasulullah s.a.w ajar. I'm sure dalam agama lain pun ada ajar benda ni. Tun probably has done more than we can ever expect dalam diam. Apa yang dia nak bagi atau dah bagi, dia tak perlu hebahkan. He's not Mr. Popularity unlike some people. Bagi cek seketul mesti beritahu satu Malaya. Sudah-sudahlah beri komen yang childish dan shallow. We need to rise above this!
[inamay la jat] - TUN M...wa cayalu...SIR you are the best..Ahsantum...may Allah give sawab and long life tp you n your fsmily
[dihsar dhom naw] - Ismail Khalil lol! Jgn kena ban suda la haha! X faham yg dok maki2 kat atas ni lol
[inamay la jat] - Najib turun baru aman..najib amat lemah dlm memerintah negara...not like our beloved mantan PM..Tun you really inspired me
[qah la ana] - pm najib dn barisan kabinetnya kosong intelek.. tidak sensitif dgn kesusahan rakyat..
[milas dauf lilahk liamsi] - Wan Mohd Rashid ish ko ni cid , xkan lah Tun nak ban kita , Tun kot. Kan Ammal Dzulfiqar Ismail . Haha dok maki atas tu men sentimen tu. Kita steady je.
[missak dba mazin] - ZamAyu Zam Mohd Jsen Jsen