Its all about manipulation.. Whoever is the best at manipulating, they are the ones who will profit the most..
Whats up with this 1Malaysia thing anyway.. Its everywhere I turn.. Like before this we were unaware that we lived in the same country and need a slogan to remind us of that fact?
1Malaysia 20% toll rebate, 1Malaysia F1 Team.. 1Malaysia Earthquake Fund.. Come on la! Its all publicity.. Stop treating the public like fools..
Why not we just change our country's name from Malaysia to 1Malaysia then?
Oh by the way, I support that Hari Malaysia is of equal importance to Hari Merdeka and therefore should be a public holiday. A lot of Malaysians still do not know what is Hari Malaysia. I was one of them until just recently. Well, have you seen anything in the newspapers or television headlines for the past 20 years on Hari Malaysia? I know I have see a lot on Merdeka only.. Heck I'm sure some people still think Sabah and Sarawak belong to Brunei and Indonesia.
And lastly, another manipulation; You know we got that 10% gov tax and 5% service tax crap thing right.. If you don't wanna be conned, check out ever the place you are eating qualifies to charge gov tax not. Cuz as of Sept 2009, only 446 eateries are allowed to do so by the Customs. Others might be using old licenses, conning you, or are just unaware of recent events. As an easy guide, franchises generate a lot of money and therefore are able to charge the gov tax. Non-franchises are less likely to charge gov tax due to their lower revenue. Its also impossible for any eatery to charge gov tax in their first year of business. Do inquire for their license if you feel they are conning you. I know it might look like you are a cheapskate in front of your friends, but its your money, and people are stealing from you. So you decide..
Fight manipulation by taking a stand..
And the latest update, public and school examinations are going to be held 1 day after Deepavali. Every other party gets 1 week holiday and we are left to come back to our hometowns, celebrate, and go back on the same day. So much for 1Malaysia.