By al-Din on February 11, 2010 5:32 AM
Twelve points on the MV Agusta fiasco:
1. The amount of money lost was voluminous enough to be a grief to Proton, country and Malaysians as a whole.
2. The amount lost was a gigantic gain by the group of unpatriotic Malaysians who pulled off the great cheat.
3. It proved the point to the world that the Italians (Romans of old) came off with a great raid.
4. The Robb Report further reinforced the success of the dawn raid to the world. Shame you Malaysians!
5. Harley Davidson and BMW expand their business from MV Agusta and are laughing at us for being fools.
6. On paper, the sale of MV Agusta worth a grain a sand but was it so?
7. The Malaysian perpetrators are still scot free and with money in the bank.
8. What is the Malaysian government and people do about it?
9. For PRU13, the opposition parties will use the MV Agusta debacle as a campaign issue to say that BN governance is corrupt.
10. Malaysians, especially the new and coming generationshave been deprived of acquiring homegrown motorcyle technology and its spin-off in terms of jobs, economics and pride.
11. Putting the protagonist of Proton, Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to ignominity by design by the perpetrators. If not why they did not seek his advice as advisor of Proton?
12. Malaysia will suffer the consequence of the tragedy of commons, one fiasco (MV Agusta), another (PKFZ), more (Rapid Transit buses, used commuter trains, Ipoh northwards double tracked lines) and more (masjid Terengganu runtuh, Altantuya, VOA, scenic bridge ...).