Thursday, March 12, 2009
Stimulus or Stupidus?
Now, call me stupid too but I just don't get it. In such economic times should much-needed public funds be spent this way? I don't know how much exactly but a full-colour, full-page advertisement in The Star must cost at least a 5-figure amount of Ringgits. And that's not counting the costs of writing, designing the advertisement. What does Azalina and her gang hope to achieve with the ad? That would benefit the cause of promoting tourism to and within Malaysia? And isn't it a part of the Yang Dipertua Negeri 's job to officiate at these functions? So why waste public money in thanking him this way?
Coincidentally, the headline news today is about the MACC investigating possible wrong-doing by the said ministry and its officials.