By the way there were 400 people present at that "secret meeting" with Muhyiddin in Janda Baik. So most certainly Muhyiddin had no intention of keeping this 'secret'.
If you listen to the video of Muhyiddin Yasin again, you can see the look on Ahmad Maslan's face when Muhyiddin says
- dia tunjuk-tunjuk dia tahu tapi dia tak tahu
- muka macam cerdik
- takkan nak tunjuk bodoh
- macam pandai tapi tak pandai
Anyway here is something else for Ahmad Maslan IQ 3.85 to ponder. Mat Maslan, 'ponder' maksudnya 'untuk difikirkan'.
Ikut survey ini, harga barang sahaja sudah naik lebih 6% (average lah). Campur 6% GST jadi 12%.
Maksudnya bagi setiap RM100 duit belanja, barang yang dibeli sebenarnya hanya bernilai RM100 - 12% = RM88 sahaja. RM12 sudah lenyap. Gaji sama juga.
Bagi setiap RM1000 duit belanja, barang yang dibeli sebenanya bernilai RM1000 - 12% = RM880 sahaja. RM120 sudah lenyap. Gaji sama juga.
6% bagi kat Najib untuk tutup lubang 1MDB. 6% lagi adalah inflasi harga barang disebabkan GST juga.
Orang UMNO fahamke semua ini? Kalau tak faham, bila balik rumah tanya bini. Bila bini pergi ke pasar atau ke supermarket boleh tak dia beli semua barang dengan duit yang sama seperti sebelum GST? Tanya bini saja. Tak payah pikir panjang. (Kalau bini itu Datin tak payah tanya dia lah, maksud saya orang biasa).
Does the gomen know that the retail industry is almost dead? From March to April our sales fell almost 40%. From 23rd April to 23rd May (today) our sales fell 24%. The owner of one of the largest hypermarkets in Malaysia told me his sales were down 28%. On radio he said only 10% (so as not to alarm his bankers and suppliers).
Everywhere in Malaysia retail and wholesale sales have plummeted. The dungus say this is to be expected and the market will adjust itself.
No the market will not adjust, meaning many businesses will close shop soon. Unemployment will increase especially among Malays, GDP growth will grind to an almost stop.
The market will not adjust because the vast majority of consumers are Malay / bumiputra with fixed incomes (salary earners).
Prices have shot up actually much more than 6%. And plus GST 6% that is a price hike of at least 12% for goods and services. On the opposite end the salaries and wages have not gone up. So the peoples' purchasing power has been reduced by at least 12%.
Other than businesses closing shop, many employees will be retrenched. And there will be downward pressure on salaries and wages as well. Who is going to increase the salaries of their staff, give them bonuses etc when sales are dropping and will not likely swing back for a long time?
Yes the market will eventually adjust. But how many shops, businesses and jobs will be lost before a new balance sets in?
And the people will be eating more nasi kicap. One 'ostad' fellow said 'bila sampai hujung bulan Maggi Mee itu adalah satu sumber makanan yang sangat penting'. The lower wage earning classes yang majoriti orang Melayu will be consuming more Maggi Mee. Maybe Maggi Mee sales will increase. I dont think so either. It will be just nasi kicap.
I dont know if Ahmad Maslan IQ 3.85 can understand all this.
p.s. Mulia Group tu dah bayar ke duit untuk beli tanah TRX tu? The news is they are buying the bigger plot for the Signature Tower. Then what about the parcel that Tabung Haji bought and is now trying to sell? Dah jual ke belum?