Jun 26, 2009

WTF of the month: RM1million is nothing

In Parliament:
" THE Tourism Ministry has offered to pay former Ferrari Formula One team boss Datuk Seri Jean Todt RM1 million to serve as the country's tourism ambassador.
And yesterday, Tourism Minister defended the sum involved.

She said since Todt, who was appointed last month, was serving and promoting the country on a voluntary basis, it was only fair that the government covered his expenses.

"Just because he is volunteering his services, you cannot expect him to pay out of his own pocket.

"This budget is not for his personal use, it is for the expenses incurred when he meets top people from television and the media.
"Besides, RM1 million in Europe gets you nothing nowadays," she said at the Parliament lobby."

On further thinking, not all Malaysian Boleh... some Malaysian Boleh Belah...

People working their asses off to pay for mortgage, food and clean water, and definitely tax.

And those tax accumulated to RM1million and it became Nothing in Europe.

Kind of cool how people see things differently when they are rich, well off, in power, all hands on 6 or 7 figures, the simple money that everyone lives by everyday became their petty cash.

Complete disappointment on that person, more so, to the people under her constituent who voted her in.

4 comments:

seahorse27 said...

Like that we shall start promoting Malaysia on our blog then ask the Tourism Ministry to pay us USD 1 million as we are good citizens of Malaysia yang cinta akan negara.

Thank you for changing the comment form...

pilocarpine said...

we should ask for 1/2 million...
dat's half to nothing...
where should i start promoting?
lorong kulit?

seahorse27 said...

Sell your butt at lorong kulit...

pilocarpine said...

literally... working their ass off..