Indeed a sensitive issue. Try shouting “oil price increase” and you’ll see a herds of vehicle rushing to the nearest petrol pump.
But come to think of it, oil price is a complicated issue. Why?
Malaysia is an oil exporter
Yeah. As we know, Malaysia is blessed with many export commodities, one of it is Petroleum. We have many oil reserve especially in East coast. Wait. I didn’t think we still have many because Petroleum created from the remains of creatures during Paleolithic/ Dinosaur age. Terengganu and Kelantan have the oil reserve in their sea area especially. Malaysia export the oil and also use it for citizen’s vehicle. Thus, being subsidize.
Malaysia subsidize the oil to the people
Yup. Government subsidize the oil to the people. Despite that, price still fluctuate and the price still deemed expensive. Fresh graduates who can afford a car, might can’t afford to maintain it. Let say every fresh graduates has a basic salary of RM1500. And for basic first hand car ( saga/viva/myvi ) they may pay Rm400-500 every month and then add to their fuel, i assume RM200 per month base on the engine capacity. The total of it already near to half of their salary and then add in home rent if applicable and also paying back their sponsors/loan, imagine how much they left to survive and save. Well no wonder there might be a numbers who didn’t pay back to PTPTN.
Some people now using motorcycle to cut down their daily fuel usage. Some using their vehicle just to get to the nearest public transport, especially PUTRA/LRT/RapidKL or Komuter and Monorail and then changing trains or buses to go through office. But does using public transport solve all the problem?
Yesterday, Syed Huzaifah alerted me about a recent post by a Obefiend who P4WN Raja Petra & Malaysian Today for the Police Beating Rapist thingy (read it there). He ( obefiend ) posted about I-Iqraq that was announced by Terengganu State Government. yeah read the news here.
Update 21 May 2010 = i got a commentar, Mr Nazrey from JAKIM and he stated that Shogun, Sakae, Tenji uses alcohol/sake in their recipe. To avoid dispute, I’m going to put the post in ‘spoiler mode’ and to retain truthfulness of this post. It is advisable for any Japanese food lovers to check Halal status after this. This applies for me too. His comments can be read here.
To read the original post, click the spoiler tag.
I am unsure Mr Nazrey here is a legit representative from Jakim or not, but to avoid confusion and to avoid more muslims eating non-halal food, I took a safer step. For me, why don’t Jakim enforce this Sushi joints a NON-HALAL tags. Just like the others.
Yesterday I manage to trick myself with Sakae Sushi. Actually I wanted to go to O-Shima Japanese Restaurant but they’re closed perhaps in conjunction with Deepavali. And I went to Sunway Pyramid to check on Yoshinoya that I believe it was there before.. I think. Unfortunately, can’t find it so I ended up in Sakae Sushi.
Been a time I didn’t post food review :p
So after ordering Donburi, have to wait for some minutes, I decided to take some sushi on Kaiten Belt. Kaiten Belt is that ‘belt’ that carry the sushi. They have three plates, Green = RM 1.90, Pink = RM 3.90 and Red = RM5.90 I took my first pink plate but forget to take pics. It’s some sort of rice covered with fried omelette and.. ahh forgetlah.
Got news from Naomi (P1, ruumz ) that the much applauded, most inspiring 15Malaysia short films is making it’s way to Pusan, Korea. Pusan International Film Festival is pretty big festival for filmmakers. What’s more the 15 films made it’s way to screen. So I’m a bit curious on how was the international, or at least, Koreans acceptance towards the film
You see because some part of it deals with our community. And it’s gonna be interesting to see the feedback to that film. Me myself liked The Tree, Slovak Sling and, easily said, almost all of them I liked. I wonder if after Pusan, 15 Malaysia will be going to Cannes. At least the international can get a grasp of what Malaysia is, according to 15 person.