Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What Government's "Subsidies" Really Is?!

A man called Maha owns a farm which can produce 10 apples every day.
He has 5 workers to operate the farm. Each of them eats 1 apple daily and it is enough to keep them operating the farm normally. The remaining 4 apples, the landlord sells them at RM10 each and he earns RM40. He uses the RM25 to improve the farm operation and facilities.
He gives RM2.00 to each of his workers and he keeps the remaining RM5.00 as profit. Day by day, the farm is well developed and all of the 5 workers are happy with the money they can save.

When Maha passed away and there is a new landlord, Abdul comes to continue the farm operation. He says to the workers:" We need to improve the farm quality and redefine our way of thinking. From now on all of you only need to pay RM1.00 for each apple you eat.
It is very cheap as the price is RM10 each outside the farm."

The workers have no choice but to pay RM1.00 for the apple they eat daily. Their earning decrease from RM2.00 to RM1.00 per person. As usual, Abdul sells the 4 apples and he gets RM40. He uses RM25 for farm improvement and pays RM10 to his 5 workers. He gets RM5.00 as profit. On top of that, he gets another RM5.00 from the apples that he sells to his workers. In total, he gets RM10 as profit every day.

Soon, the apple price increases to RM20 each. The new landlord gets a higher profit as he gets RM80 for the 4 apples he sells daily. Then, he decides to give the farming improvement contract to one of his close friend, Samy. Samy says:"Apple cost naik, improvement cost also misti naik." So, the farm improvement cost increases from RM25 to RM50. In actual, the improvement only cost RM30. The remaining RM20, Abdul and Samy share evenly among themselves.

Let's calculate how much Abdul gets daily:-
+ RM10 (from farm improvement cost)
+ RM20 (Net profit by selling 4 apples: [Gross profit, RM80] – [Improvement cost, RM50] – [Wages RM10] = RM20)
+ RM5 (from selling apples to his workers)

In total, Abdul gets RM35 daily compare to RM10 initially when he takes over the farm from Maha.
His profit increases RM25 and the workers are still getting RM1.00 daily per person.

The greedy Abdul does not want to stop there. One day, he says to his fellow workers:" You see ah, the current market price for one apple is RM20 and you are only paying RM1. See how lucky you are! I have to SUBSIDY RM19.00 for each of the apple you buy and total I need to SUBSIDY RM95.00. This will greatly burden the farm and we might get bankrupt if we continue like this. In order to avoid bankruptcy, I need to increase the apple price that you buy from RM1.00 to RM1.50 and I will bare the remaining RM18.50 per apple as my subsidy to you all. "

So, greedy Abdul adds RM2.50 to his current profit and the number becomes RM37.50.

Monday, June 23, 2008

SMKSU, Be Independent From Politics!

In many nations, in many cultures, in many ages, SCHOOLS have always been treated as the 'sacred places' for Learning, Education, and Development of Mankind. Children go to schools to learn more knowledge, more skills, also better values so that they will be better human being when they grown up. Therefore, we must always ensure that our schools teach the best knowledge, most relevant skills, and also right values to our children.

Sadly, the school that many of us were nurtured in Subang Jaya to be the better person we are now has been corrupted and polluted : Sekolah Menangah Kebangsaan Subang Utama (formerly Subang Jaya 2) or SMKSU.

Our dear ADUN YB Hannah Yeoh, former Head Prefect of SMKSU 1995/96, also one of our best students, and the role model of our children has been discriminated and being barred from Prefects' Reunion of SMKSU this year by some teachers. The latest update is that existing prefects and other school teachers who attend this event will also be sacked.

Read Original Posting here!
Read Latest Updates here!

Since when the SCHOOLS or TEACHERS or even STUDENTS are allowed to choose side on Political Parties? If the Teachers are to choose side, they should be siding the TAX PAYORS who are paying their salary! Schools and Teachers are suppose to stay independent and uphold integrity so that school children will be properly educated in all right aspects of knowledge, skills and values.

From this incident, we clearly sees that the few teachers of SMKSU who ordered such 'ban' are not qualified to teach or work in schools! They do not know what is the right thing to teach and the right values to propogate. The example they demonstrated in this incident is a disgrace to the Teachers of this nation! They have caused the Rakyat to loose respect on Teachers!

Furthermore, this Reunion is a PRIVATE function, not a SCHOOL ACTIVITY. How could the school authorities restrict the attendance of school teachers or students to private function that are harmless, proper and lawful?! Does that mean we have to start applying for school's approval to have our ex-classmates yearly Hari Raya gathering or Chinese New Year reunion at our own home? This is outrageous!

We would like to remind the few teachers that SMKSU was a lousy, gangster school in the early 90's. All of us were reluctant when being assigned to the school from SMKSJ. Some of our friends rather applied to transfer to PJ schools instead of going to SMKSU (SMKSJ2 at that time). For those of us who stayed on, we did well and turned the school's name from "lousy, gangster school" to "good, preferred school" in just a few years! Many of us here at Subang Jayan were even scholars / sponsored students to our higher education at universities. The prefects did a great job in school disciplines and given us a good environment for learning and studies! The school authorities should be proud of all the students and prefects, not forgetting all the teachers who work together hard enough to improve the school's reputation, and not discriminating by political parties!

Therefore, all of us here at Subang Jayan hereby urged all Subang Jayans to :
(1) rebuke such unreasonable action of the few teachers that ordered the 'ban';
(2) rebuke and stop school authorities from taking side on political parties and stay independent;
(3) support all teachers and prefects and ex-prefects who are attending the reunion, including YB Hannah Yeoh.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Effect of Electing BN (Barang Naik) Proven

These videos have already warn the Rakyat before the Election on the effect of electing BN as the Government.

Well, we see the EFFECT now! Every single one is coming to town because of those who voted for BN.

BN = Barang Naik

CHANGE LIFESTYLE since failed to Change Government