Our country seems to be taking a 360 degree turn. First, when I saw our new Proton Waja replacement model on TV last week, I was laughing my head off. What replacement model? It is back to square one!
Proton started by using Mitsubishi cars way back in 1985, with Proton Saga and Proton Wira. Proton Wira was basically Mitsubishi Lancer in 1980s. After about 15 years, they came up with their own model, which was Proton Waja and subsequently Proton Gen 2, Savvy,Persona and finally Exora. In stead of moving forward, we are now back to the basic! Go back and rebadge Mitsubishi Lancer 2009 model! Way to go , man! If I am the CEO, I rather commit suicide then appearing on TV claiming it is another new model of Proton!
Then, in the worst and most useless Budget (2011) that I have ever listened, we have our beloved PM going back to mahatirism! Build big towers of erection to look great of yourself. Petronas twin tower is almost more than 50% vacant. Dayabumi is also half vacant and now, our PM wants to build another 100 storey tower worth RM 5b! Where is the logic!. No doubt it will stimulate the economy by producing jobs and companies but only for short term. It does not bring any long-term benefits. This is the reason why you don’t see many countries doing this type of development. Just look at Dubai and what happened during the economy downturn.
We seem to be moving backwards than forward. The below video is interesting