P S Chew: The mega-tower is another glaring example of extreme waste and mis-allocation of resources. The government claims money is scarce, so why this? What about improvements to the mass transport system, our crumbling schools and the rural poor?
We don't need another tall tower nor people who think like Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen.
Eric Koay: Malaysia is already on the world map with our kangaroo court, ‘no penetration' sodomy case and murdered Mongolian woman. Why the need for another mega-tower?
Limml: Remember the timing of financial crisis in Dubai and the completion of its tallest building? People just don't learn from history.
Sure sign: This is a sure sign of a corrupted government. It is like Romania in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. Romania was in very bad shape economically, but its leaders still continued to build the longest, the tallest and the biggest. The population can't even have enough to eat and there was food rationing in the whole country.
Do we want to allow BN to do the same thing? Malaysians, wake up. We have to stop BN for the sake of our and our children's future.
Anonymous: Ng Yen Yen is a bootlicker who would say anything just to please her boss so that she can continue to spend taxpayers money without any sense of accountability. According to her rationale, since we have built the twin towers, we can build another mega-tower. So after this mega-tower, we can build a super mega-tower, since we can.
And since she can spend RM250,000 of taxpayers' money in 10 days, you think she will hold back on her next holiday at the taxpayers' expense?
Following her point in supporting the building of Menara Warisan, I believe nothing is going to stop her from spending RM2 million in her next trip.
Destruction Inc: Don't we have money to build houses for the wretched poor? Can't ‘Malaysia Boleh' do that?
Joe Friday: This latest affairs of the state reminds me of a Malay comedy film which l saw way back in the 60s entitled 'Siapa Besar'. It revolved around two families who were neighbours bent on showing off with the purchase of material wealth and out to beat the other with possessing the best of everything until both became paupers.
In this case, it's Najib against the ‘Mahaguru', and it's going to ultimately drag our country into poverty.
Urkidding: The question is not whether we can do or not. It is whether we really need it. We have huge debts in our books, yet we fail to fulfill our austerity drive. I have no objections to improving the public transport system, but certainly the 100-floor tower and the Sabah resort projects are uncalled for.
Brainless: What's the use of all these mega-infrastructure if we continue with our third-class mentality. What we need is quality human development, and we need it fast.
Lurun Hazzi: Donald Lim says the Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara are "a little outdated and have not been used". So by building this white elephant, Malaysia will be up-to-date? We already have white elephants in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. This seems like ‘satu lagi projek Bankrapkan Negara'.
Not Confused: What a joke! It will be just another opportunity for Umno cronies to syphon off another few billion ringgit.
"Let them eat cake" comes to mind as these idiots plan to spend more billions on showpiece white elephants and ignore the rampant poverty in the rural areas and rising cost of living for the average Malaysian. This pitiful country is doomed if this goes ahead.
Ronin: Why 100 stories? Why don't you build a 1,000-storey building? It's the sign of the end of the world when everyone wants to build high towers. The rakyat have no work, salaries are not increasing as they should be, everything is getting expensive, and BN leaders want to build another high tower.
Hamisu: I am going to spread the word about how our government comes up with ‘castle in the sky' projects like this instead of making the lives of Malaysians better, especially for the lower-income groups.
The money would be better spent on infrastructure rather than another ‘can do' project. The government should ‘can do' in the rakyat's interest. I smell another project with the names of Umno cronies written all over it.
Najib's budget fails to impress entrepreneur
Dark Knight: The 2011 Budget is a huge disappointment, with its systematic and intentional failure to address all that is wrong with Malaysia's projected growth and progress. This is an election budget aimed at garnering the votes of the already bloated but incompetent civil service.
And how does a RM5 billion Warisan Merdeka benefit the nation, especially the middle and low-income groups, and when it serves little purpose but to line the pockets of the Umnoputras? Where is there any real intent to support the medium and small businesses - the true drivers of the economy - other than government initiatives to build the biggest, the tallest and most extravagant of projects that we can do without?
How many white elephants do we need, compliments of the Mahathir era, before we are brought down to our knees? Have our government leaders lost their bearings as a result of decades of unrestrained and unbridled abuse?
Sarawakian: It looks like the BN is still obsessed with building towers instead of filling our rice bowl. How much of the budget is actually about income generation? The government should be looking at creating job and business opportunities, not wealth creation for cronies. SMIs are our backbone of our industry. Yet they are the ones who benefit the least from this budget.
Cheong Sai Fah: We have a RM400 billion national debt and have been running budget deficits for years now. Do we need the Menara Warisan? Surely, we can't be short of office space. How will the tower contribute to us becoming a high-income nation? Looking through the budget, it is difficult to find budgeted expenditures (other than those on education) that will contribute towards this objective.
We are going to spend to build the infrastructure for a KL international financial district. Yet we limit the number of branches that foreign banks are allowed to operate. Go figure.
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