I love this photo.
It was taken after the Friday prayer, during the peaceful demonstration for protesting the fuel price hike.
Dr Hatta and Nasharudin is leading the crowd, marching from KLCC mosque to Dataran Petronas where FRU is waiting for them.
At least two helicopters were also seen.
The protest ended when the FRU used the water cannon to disperse the crowd at around 4.15pm, in front of Petronas Twin Tower.
Our TPM ask the people of Malaysia to change their way of life. I agree with that. But is he changing his lifestyle as well? Are the people in the cabinet change their lifestyle? I dont think so..
They still receive their paid vacation, transportation allowance and so on. I dont believe there's a pay cut or allowance cut imposed to them.
They dont feel a pinch from this 30 sen issue. They will retain their lavish lifestyle hence the fuel price hike.....
But I do! If I'm efficient enuff in using petrol, I still need to pay around RM 60-70 extra a month!!! That is only daily usage and no extra usage like jalan2 and so on!!!
And that's why I couldn't agree more when they protested this...
Pak Lah said, the money will be used for development of the country.
There are so many avenues to save money and if they put people as priority, increasing the oil price should not be in the list.
I dont want to elaborate more....
And to me, this is not about politics....This is about amanah or trust that were given to them, to administer our country's natural resources.
The oil is OUR property. It is not Petronas's nor the ruling goverment's. We just have to understand this fact.