RM750,000 credit limit, RM13 million weddings and my cost of living…

My cost of living
By Zan Azlee

OCT 26 — Recently, my employers gave out pink forms after they re-listed and made an initial public offering (IPO). I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was allocated a relatively generous amount. I thought I was in for a nice bonus once the share prices go up and I get to cash in. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out as we plan and the market went down.

I had also recently moved into a new house, and normal people out there who have experienced this know that quite a lot of money is spent in the process. Aside from the initial purchase and renovation costs, there are the other miscellaneous costs of moving such as movers, arrangement of utilities, etc.

A baby also tends to up the cost of living too. There’s the medical bills, milk, diapers, music and play classes, trips to Aquaria KLCC and Kizsports, etc. To make matters even worse, I had to carelessly “bump” into a car in front of me at a junction while I was driving home a couple days ago. Thank god the damage was very minimal.

But I’m not complaining. Such is life and I’m working hard (and quite thankfully, loving what I do) to make a living along with my wife. Still, certain events in the news seem to be making a mockery out of everything that I strive and work hard for.

How are you supposed to feel when you hear that politicians — who are supposed to serve the people — can spend RM600,000 for their child’s wedding (some claim that it was closer to RM13 million)? How would you feel about some other politician’s child who can actually have an accumulated cash worth of over RM1 billion and can rack up a RM750,000 bill on a single credit card? [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]

4 responses to “RM750,000 credit limit, RM13 million weddings and my cost of living…

  1. Unfortunately I’d say that to me, this seemed quite petty. Unless the politicians amassed their well by practising dubious deals or shady corrupt business, they are entitled and allowed to spend their money as they deem fit. This is just my opinion btw.


  2. I don’t know for sure, but one would think that there must be common law, say the law on unjust enrichment, that can be used, together with interpretations that lean towards public policy to investigate what accountability for ill-gotten assets we can hold the Taib and such political families responsible for.


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