GERAMM (Gerakan Rakyat Anti Manipulasi Minyak) will organise a protest marching from Kampung Baru to KLCC (as shown in map) at 13 Jun2008. They are also planning another bigger protest with targetted 1 million participants on 17th July 2008. The declared reason of their protest is very simple: "They want the BN government to drop the petrol price".
This is a brief summary of GERAMM: (quoted from http://www.geramm.org/v1/?page_id=2)
Gerakan Rakyat Anti Manipulasi Minyak (GERAMM) adalah merupakan pakatan generasi muda yang membentuk solidariti untuk menyatakan bantahan ke atas kenaikan mendadak harga minyak yang diumumkan oleh kerajaan pada awal Jun lepas.
GERAMM disertai oleh Angkatan Muda Keadilan Malaysia, Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat, Pemuda Sosialis DAP, IKRAR, dan Kelab Anwar Ibrahim (AIC).
Yes, everyone sure geram for the fuel price hike announced by PM recently. However, how many of us can rationally analyse the root cause of the price hike? Why Pak Lah so silly to announce the price hike even though he knew the rakyat will geram while his position is so "unstable" due to the internal & external challenges?
Yes. we can GERAM.. We can protest to show our GERAM.. but pls DO UR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU PROTEST!! You are not marching on the street for fun..or just because you want to join the crowd.. Tell people what you are fighting for? What is your proposal? How much you have analysed the root causes of the oil hike & the financial capability of the government? so far, i didn't see any proposal & analysis report from GERAMM. i just know they are geram..
Dr M showed in his blog www.chedet.com that "Roughly Malaysia produces 650,000 barrels of crude per day. We consume 400,000 barrels leaving 250,000 barrels to be exported."
The questions are:
- Where did our "super ultra extremely profitable" oil revenue for so many years have gone? Did the BN government make use of the oil revenue wisely to develop the country? Did the money corrupted to someway else?
- Did the BN government foresee the "oil crisis" 10 or 20 years ago? If they did, they should have well develop the public transportation & infrastructure instead of encouraging us to buy more Proton & Perodua since then. Were they credible or qualified enough to lead the country?
- Why the toll fares keep increasing as well? Where have those money gone? Why they focus on building the highway/tolls & cars only while the public transportation were neglected. Is that the BN politicians just foresee the profit to themselves instead of the profit to the country for 10 to 20 years? Why our wages didn't increase much while the inflation keep increasing drastically? How much efforts have the government done to help the low-income group?
- Obviously, we are facing global "oil crisis". The ratio of oil consumption versus oil production in Malaysia is too high!! and even getting higher!! how come? who to blame?