Here's a rant by an UMNO supporter, Syed Akbar Ali, about how the Malays have been screwed by UMNO over car prices......Car Prices : Secret Weapon To Win (Or Lose) The Next General Elections. He claims that this can be the secret to UMNO's win for the next GE. Basically, he is saying that the AP policy is only benefitting UMNO and a few connected Malay cronies at the expense of the vast majority of the population.... What's new? UMNO has been doing it for more than 50 years.

Actually, it qualifies for inclusion in the Rat Race Series but we will save it for another day.

To save readers time in reading the article, here are the figures in pictoral form. Observe Malaysia prices are 2 - 3 times higher than other countries. If you take a simple car like a Toyota Altis, the extra cost is RM 66,000. For a fresh graduate from U, with a starting salary of RM 1750, say (that's the salary of a Govt pharmacy grad), the extra payment will take 37.7 months to pay off. That's it!

3 years of the graduate's life stolen!