Let's do some simple calculations here.
In Malaysia, the average family income is MYR3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn't).
I understand there are many families whose monthly income does not reachRM3,000; but to make things simple, let's takeRM3,000 as the figure. Ok lah, right?
Okay, let's start rolling with a family which has Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam ....
Electricity and water bill: RM100
(No air-con, No home theatre, No water heater ... ok?)
Phone bill (Telekom): RM100
(Internet streamxy RM68 + land line RM25 = RM93, round-up to RM100 la)
Meals for a happy family: RM775
(3 meals on RM25/day 4 persons. Forget about makan in restaurant ya)
Papa makan / teh-tarik during working hrs: RM155
(RM5/day, RM5 ... can eat what?)
Car repayment: RM400
(A proton saga aeroback, 7 yrs repayment)
Petrol (living in city, traffic-jam): RM300
(go to work, bring son to school, only can afford one car running)
(Kids, wife and self. Forget about insurance la..no money to pay, lets drop it)
House repayment: RM750
(low cost housing repayment for 30 yrs, retired still have to work to pay!)
(got that cheap meh? i don't think so)
Older children pocket money @ school: RM20
(RM1/day, eat bread?)
School fees: RM30
School books and etc: RM100
(always got extra to pay in school)
Younger children milk powder: RM50
(cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)
(shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper, saman, etc)
Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so...
No movie @ cinema,
No KFC, No McDonald,
No jalan-jalan makan angin (vacation)
No chit chat on phone with grandparents, and etc...
Nothing breaks down for repair
Let's use a calculator to total up... WALAO EH! Shit! RM2,960 already...
EPF belum potong, income tax lagi........ oledi RM2,960 ....
How to survive lah tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian ???
Our Deputy Prime Minister asked us to change lifestyle?
How to change? Don't eat? Don't work? Don't send children to school and study?
Besides that, I believe in Malaysia population, there are millions of rakyat Malaysia which still don't earn RM3,000/month! !!
What is this? Inilah Malaysia Boleh...Sorry... it should beMalaysians Boleh, because we're still alive and kicking!!
You must be joking ???