Since Sarawak Report published an allegation regarding the mismanagement of 1MDB, this issue never really closed in the heart of Malaysian even though government closed it for good around last year if I am not mistaken.
Let the authorities do their investigation and their job.
Anyway, I am writing this post not because of I am trying to get involved in this mess or something, as Malaysia government now are very restrictive in what their citizen says (like living in a dictator country or something), let just leave it this way, I am writing because I am amazed on how much money can there be for a person to use.
I mean like, USD3.5 billions, that's like RM14 billions of money, how many zero there is for that? I am really amazed on that.
When I listen to the news, I am not thinking about the case actually, I am more on trying to imagine what would I do with such money?
It must be fun. Haha. I am working my ass off every day to get a decent payment as a doctor... My wife also a doctor. Both of us get the same payroll every month, yet there we are, still arguing about how to make it until the next payroll, still trying our best to save for our small family. Now, when I enter Master Program, I need to rent my own house, our expenses increases, we almost not had enough for one month.
Do we drive ferrari? Do we own a bungalow? Do we wear rolex, Gucchi or Prada? No. We just own a 850 square feet apartment, a persona car each (which we bought before we married during housemen year)...that's all.
Utility, internet, phone bill, electricity, water, service charge for apartment, food, diapers, milk, cloth...all are not cheap nowadays.
Now as we live separately (I'm in peninsular and she in Sabah), plus my house rent, utility and bills increases in amount.
It was a tough time for both of us. Yet, I hear this 3.5 billions, 2.6 billions, 4 billions, and a lot of billions here and there, I feel like...how much money can we own.
I wish I had an amount of money that much. Half that much or even quarter that much also a blessing if I did.
Maybe someday, we will all have that amount of money. People say money is not everything. Yes it is true but it is very necessary to differentiate that statement from a true meaningful statement and just pure lazy ignorance. It was easy to say that, but when you do not have enough money to put on the table every month in the form of food and other necessity for your wife and children, the statement can be purely wrong.
I just hope to finish my study and bring something better for my family. As for now, I feel like I am a complete useless...