"james bond" firstname.lastname@example.org
"The gov should subsidize rice more than fuel"
What do you mean "subsidize"? The farmers are only getting RM 0.65/Kg. The govt should subsidize only if the cost is higher than the selling price. If this is what the govt meant by price control then I'd call for free trade on all items. BERNAS was given monopoly on rice trade and what did they do?? Did the farmers benefit? Rice was excluded from ASEAN Free Trade Agreement so that BERNAS can squeeze our throats? Get BERNAS to pay the farmers what they're due (RM 1.00/Kg) and bring the price down (RM 1.60~1.80). Then you can talk about price control...
We tend to overlook the basic necessities and we need bloggers to remind us once in a while the things BN cronies do that we are not aware of.
Just imagine RM178mil profit from 1.9mil tons of rice i.e. RM0.09 a kg profit. Costs is RM0.65/kg. Selling price is RM2.20 (pick the lowest). Difference b/w costs and selling price is RM1.55. Therefore RM0.09/RM1.55 = 5.8%.
No need to guess who's keeping the chunk of profit (i.e. RM2.774 billion!!!). This figure is the declared value. As usual, BERNAS over import from and figures from gov't always inaccurate (translated as LIES, LIES & pure LIES).
Chinese proverbs: in corrupt country, poor people eat expensive rice, rich people eat free rice.
Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."