By Syed Akbar Ali
Hooray. The PM says that the Government will abolish import duties on Golf buggies. This is a very profound moment in the history of the country. I think everyone should write this down in their diaries. Here is the news :
"...The four-day tournament, he added, attracted a record audience locally and internationally, which was a good promotion for Malaysia. The country, said Najib, would continue to be a favourite destination for golfers in the region and beyond. “There are about 200 golf courses here and last year we had 350,000 visitors who can play golf all year round,” he added. Najib, who is also Finance Minister, announced an immediate abolishment of import duties for all golf buggies in the country, in an effort to spur the development of quality golf courses here...."
It was Bujai (a pro UMNO/BN Blogger like me) who alerted me to this yesterday. Do read Jai's take on the subject Golf For The Rakyat at his Blog Just Read. Also note the commentors.
The Government cant read so they will not be reading the Blogs. Even if they do, they cant comprehend. Something to do with density. OK so the rich and famous can now enjoy cheaper golf buggies. Bagus lah. But what about the ordinary rakyat guys?
What about removing duties for cars and motorbikes? What about removing APs?
By the way even though duties have been removed, I think the Golf buggies still require APs. In Malaysia everything requires APs. I say bro, Dato mana pegang AP Golf Buggy ?