First day of GST similar to Y2K paranoia
By Zan Azlee
The first day of the of the GST in Malaysia has come and gone. Being the 1st of April, many even jokingly thought that it could be an elaborate April Fools joke by the government.
But of course it wasn’t. It’s just something that was bound to happen, and it eventually did and there is nothing anybody could do but just to accept it – just bite the bullet.
The reaction by Malaysians on the 31st of March 2015 reminded me of the 31st of December 1999 (yes, I’m that old to still clearly remember that far back!).
It was just one day before Y2K, and everyone was panicking because the reset of the digits in the year was thought to have the potential of causing a global meltdown.
People were scared that all the computer systems around the world would just go haywire and crash because the digital date would reset itself to the year 0000. [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]