I have to agree with YB Lily Yong and her 'Too Much' remark. Like most Malaysians who have their own vehicle, I got to refill my car's petrol tank today.
I was cheering the meter to go to F - go go go! but it never reached there
The newspaper article (picture copy from Jeffooi) which assurred Malaysians that the food prices would not hurt our pockets or savings account.
March has not really ended yet and its only coming to the second week to the price increase. One word best describes the feeling .... 'Ouch!' So I would be drafting out a 'Change in Lifestyle' Plan quickly tonight to address on the Lifestyle Gap that is set to engulf me.
Any normal layperson (icluding me) can predict that the overall cost of living is set to increase drastically. We don't need anyone with a doctorate in economics to tell us what is going to happen. No salary increase or Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) can offset that because even if there are going to be any increase, its always very minimal - but hey, anything is better than nothing. Just the fact that things won't be that cosy anymore.
Picture obtained from The Star Mar 8 (p.10)