Newspaper, New Straits Times today reported that Hadi Awang admitted that it is tough to abolish tolls and reduce vehicle price if PR rules. He even revealed that PR is still yet to perform any detailed research about it.
He said,”Pakatan needs to make detailed research before abolishing tolls to avoid any financial burden to cover the cost of managing a highway.” He made the statement in a ceramah in Taman Padang Midin Kuala Terengganu yesterday.
In the same ceramah, Hadi also admit that the country will suffer economic downturn if the excise duty on import cars drastically. Besides that, Hadi also repeated the statement where he does not want to fight to be the next Prime Minister and that he would rather be a fisherman instead.
As a politician, Hadi seem to be really care as he added the word ‘drastically’ in the end of his statement regarding toll and excise duty. However, drastic is not the main matter.
The important part is, PR has made premature promises without even studying about how they would implement their promises.
Without research, how can they justify the meaning of ‘drastic’ or ‘not drastic’? If not drastic, gradually, so how long would they need to implement the promise? Obviously PR cannot give any exact answer because they haven’t even find any answers yet.
This proves that what they have presented in their manifesto are mere ‘suggestions; or ‘offer’ where they are still uncertain.
For example, if PR wins the coming GE, only then they would run the research about the promises they made. And if the research showed that it cannot be done, then it would not be implemented.
By then, supporters won’t be able to do anything but regret.
PR’s attitude in making promises instead of studying them only prove that the party is not responsible, thus, cannot be trusted. Just imagine if the country has a government which only talks, just to please rakyat. Just imagine what would happen if promises are piled up, and it ends up with ‘it cannot be done’.
A government cannot simply say things. Each words stated by the government would give impact towards the economy and business operations. Government’s statements will also effect foreign ties especially in trade.
Government cannot simply say things without studying these impacts. Statements from the government will be reported in political and economic sector, not just gossip sections which can be changed or denied if it does not provide any benefit to anyone.
Thus, what has been agreed by Hadi where PR haven’t even studied any of their promises, should be taken seriously. Changing the government is not a game of fun. It is the matter of our country’s future as well as our fate.