Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flooding in Singapore

Malaysian are talking about being prudent and today, I read in the Star (June 17, 2010, p N19) that the cost of the brand-new palace for the Malaysian king is now about RM812 million – as informed by Deputy Works Minister Yong Khoon Seng to Parliament on Monday – and not RM400 million as announced in 2006 by then Works Minister Samy Vellu.
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Already the Government’s outrageous attempt to build a new Parliament House in Putrajaya for RM800 million had met with vociferous objections from the public at large.
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It is obvious that Malaysian politicians love to spend their productive time dreaming and thinking of grandiose projects that will burn big holes in Malaysian taxpayers’ pockets. I think we should just line up these people against a wall and shoot them between the eyes. This crime of fiscal recklessness must be stopped!
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Photos credit: http://www.examiner.com/ExaminerSlideshow.html?entryid=1359759&slide=
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Singapore’s famed Orchard Road came under water as torrential rains caused flash floods that engulfed the premier shopping district – almost 100 millimeters of rain fell from around 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. yesterday morning, more than 60 percent of the average monthly rainfall for June – and damaging stores and forcing firefighters to rescue people from stranded vehicles.

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