Lately, we have been shocked and startled by several revelations of how our leaders are flaunting their wealth and splashing their cash around. One wonders how civil servants like that could have so much money stashed away to spend on themselves and their families.

For average Malaysians like me, who have very challenging spending power, I could only gasp! and scratch my head to do the maths. I come to the conclusion that even if I have THAT much money, I do not have the gutts to splurge like some. Money is hard to come by.

My grandfather, and later his son, my dad, often refer to cash as “BLOOD MONEY”. We are taught to look upon it as some sacrifice on the part of our elders who have sacrificed much to put food on the table. That is how hard it is to get it, only by working hard and going through all kinds of perils of the workplace. This generation, who’s gone through two world wars, will tell you, as I have been told, that they can slog all days and years, and still can’t be filthy rich!

Perhaps, it is just karma, luck. Life is never fair!

The world has no love for spendthrift or excessive leaders. It reminds us of how challenging our lives are, and the lives of those who live below or at poverty lines. One may have a good job, decent pay and yet not be able to afford all the wonderful things one needs because life offers many “surprises” especially financial ones.

So when we hear about the Prime Minister and his First Lady (apologies to Her Majesty the Queen) spending spree, from birthday bashes to engagement parties and overseas holidays, most want to puke, or at the very least, pull out their hairs, even knock their heads on the wall.

RM407K ++  engagement party for daughter.  RM80,000 for birthday bash, out of which, RM30,000++ for flowers. what about that holiday in Sydney – A$20,000 (RM65,100) a night penthouse at the newly-minted five-star Darling Hotel?

These are only some of the excesses we know of, tip of the iceberg, they say.

If you have the money, would you be splashing on your lifestyle like this? Some would say “yes”, but I would say “no”. It takes a certain courage and greed, some madness and hunger for glamour to be able to splurge like this.

For excessive spending habits is a reflection of some hollowness in one’s life, some kind of disease that is borne out of stress, loneliness, etc….

I believe our PM and his wife need help! I suggest both of them read this and seek some treatment:

Overspending or excessive spending can often be used as a mind-altering ‘drug.’ As you notice, there are certain feelings that prompt you to overspend. Common ones are stress, loneliness, anxiety, sadness, and boredom, to mention a few. However, don’t be surprised if you find that happiness, success, or accomplishments may prompt you to “shop ‘til you drop” as well.

Read here, and try to curb your excessive spending habits, please!

Excessive Spending Habits – Avoid Temptations & Spending Triggers

15 responses »

  1. Gilbert Wong says:

    Is it a wonder that they flaunt their ill gotten wealth?
    The Malaysian public voted them in and gave them 2/3 majority.
    I don’t see that behavior changing anytime soon.

  2. jimmychan says:

    This is the kind of attitude that develops in them all these years of governing that the coffer of rakyat tax money, through sweat and blood, is at their disposal to do what they like without accountability.

  3. Pak Tua says:

    Susan, not many people will splurge using their hard earned money however rich they are. Only ill gotten money or money belonging to others can be spent that way.

  4. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho🙄 Ho🙄 Ho🙄
    🙄 Most of them are ‘Pintu Belakang’ MISSnisters n methink they for sure spend their ‘Pintu Belakang’ money without worry also la! bcoz it’s not their hard earn money….CORRECT❓ n some more not ‘Rakyat’ votes him to be PM but bumNO votes him only! CORRECT❓🙄

    Ai yo yoyoyo ….these type of peoples do bad things now n all will be ‘Belakang Kira’ in HELL!!!

    Ho🙄 Ho🙄 Ho🙄

  5. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho😥 Ho😥 Ho😥
    😥 TOO MUCH …TOO MUCH….N THEY👿 MUST GO….TO BAD + CORRUPTED❗😥

  6. wow says:

    We never voted him. Infact we have no power to choose our rep. Its the party that chooses. Even that, is chosen by awed members. People who really make change don’t have time to run for elections. Life is short for make the best of it.

  7. LC Teh says:

    They must be singing….”It’s now or never…” Last chance before they get thrown out of Putrajaya.

  8. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho😆 Ho😆 Ho😆
    😆 Yes❗ They are toOO much now n to MAJORITY coming younger generation children …they will see all B-eNd leaders faces look very evil like this➡👿😈👿😈👿😈👿 WHY❓ you ask them la!!! c4,14th floor murder,beaten to death in their custody,lembu nfc,pkfz,scorpene,missing jet jahat jahid,513 tactic to kill…..n now their no ‘1’ face look like what??? u N i know laaa😆
    😆 TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW…..WE MUST TEACH THEM A BIG LESSON THAT WHO IS THE BOSS WITH PEOPLES POWER!!!😆

    Ho😆 Ho😆 Ho😆

  9. wits0 says:

    Vanity is lanun culture that became mainstream. no matter from old or new UMNO. The second of course simply went on steroid. Foolish voters enabled that in the past.

  10. mmc says:

    hello, you think whose money are they spending?

    AUD20,000 a nite? thats idiotic,

  11. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho😯 Ho😯 Ho😯
    😯 Olee cOw❗ beside too much!!!! he is now threaten all RAKYAT with WAR 69′ n💡 GOD💡 will ask HELL GOD pull his👿 soul out from its tuyas rotten body if he really do it➡ http://bit.ly/w66Lfk😯

    Ho😯 Ho😯 Ho😯

  12. iwc says:

    new salaries scheme SSM = saya sayang MONEY loh !!

  13. michael a.graham says:

    if only the wealth of the nation is shared equally the people will trust the govt….but do we see……….lavish spending by certain quarters makes me want to puke…..just read all the comments abt the assault case by minister’s son was really heartening because there are some good people left…….hopefully more than the bad in this great country.

  14. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho😆 Ho😆 Ho😆
    😆 THEY r too MUCHy….n very RACIST….😆

  15. Ho Ho Ho says:

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