Yesterday was a bit confusing.
In the morning there was this story,
but later in the afternoon there was this one,
I think the government needs to coordinate better on these sort of things.
Otherwise people would say it has a jumbled up policy.
Didn't they discuss these first at Cabinet meetings?
Then there were these comments,
A soda tax is not going to
solve the obesity problem — The Galen Centre
Well, don't know lah.
Then there was also this announcement yesterday morning by Dr Mahathir as quoted by Reuters,
which is a complete opposite of this one by a minister earlier this month,
I hope Dr Mahathir can sit down with his ministers and tell them to shut up and let him do all the talking.
Just like it was during his first 22 years as a BN PM.
Better that way.
Whatever it is, Dr Mahathir's announcement yesterday was as good as killing off the project.
Well, I was not really surprised as getting at Forest City was one of the handsome old man's GE14 promises,
But then again the developer later in the day issued this statement,
Forest City developer believes
Dr M's statement 'taken out of context
These are the most interesting bits,
Well, I hope the developer is right. That it was just a misunderstanding.
Otherwise, we may likely be in trouble with not only the Chinese but also other potential investors.
You shouldn't say this today but say something else tomorrow.
People are going to be scared of you when you do that.
Meanwhile, down in Johor,
I wonder what the Johor palace, which has significant interest in the Forest City project has to say.
Somehow I suspect that another announcement will be made later to straighten things out....and the project will be all right.
You see, I was against those projects along the Tebrau Straits earlier than everyone else such as in this post on Sept 3 2014,
Meanwhile in Johor...the song remains the same
(you can check earlier similar posts in this blog's archive)
but I don't think shutting it down now is a good idea.
That's because there will be severe backlash if we do this now after it has already started.
If it has not started yet, then it's a different story.
I think even Dr Mahathir knows this.
So, see lah how.
For now we just relax.
After all, these days, words and promises don't really worth that much.
Tomorrow, they would say something else.
Just wait for things to really happen, okay.