Saturday, February 28, 2009

Toll Flip-Flop

On Thursday (February 26), Works Minister Mohd Zin Mohamed had brashly announced toll increases for five major highways. Yesterday (February 27), he backtracked and told a press conference that the Cabinet had decided to postpone the toll hikes. This flip-flop sure says a lot about our Government. And for the Works Minister to mouth it with a straight face is to reaffirm that he possesses the intellect of an amoeba, that he is cleverly projecting himself to be mentally-retarded. And for added emphasis, our Prime Minister reiterated that the decision was not made due to the coming Bukit Selambau state and Bukit Gantang parliamentary by-elections, “but due to the people’s economic hardship”. I am so touched… our Prime Minister is so caring that tears are welling up in my eyes. Sob, sob.

Also, yesterday, we, the faculty from ADP and Diploma in Business organized a lunch at Seoul Garden, BBK. Incidentally, this was my first time having Korean fare. We were supposed to go Dutch but Dr. Cho Cho Wei had been quick with her purse and she paid. The reason? She has finally received official confirmation on her Ph. D status from Universiti Malaya. Actually, we should be paying for her – and celebrate her “Dr.” title, but she was one fast Myanmarese! My verdict on Korean food? For a person who is not adventurous about food, I actually enjoyed it!

Today, I attended the International Understanding Day, organized by SMK Raja Lumu Port Klang and held at HICT. I was one of 5 people who gave a welcoming speech, and they even invited the Rotary Club of Bangkok Pattanakarn District members to attend and which they did. More importantly, I found out why Taylor’s University College is well-regarded by many schools in Klang and Port Klang. One reason is because this UC has been very supportive of Interact Club activities – I do believe that Interactors make good opinion leaders, and therefore, we should also target these students in our marketing.

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