Friday, December 18, 2009

RM800K for IPOH sign. Lucky our city's got a short name. Or else pokai!

Guess how much this "IPOH" signage cost?

According to Malaysian Insider, Ipoh City Council confirmed that a total of RM800,000 was spent on 2 of these giant signs.

That's RM400,000 per sign. Or RM100,000 per letter.

The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) ex-state govt said that the palace proposed the signs (and proposed 4 signs rather than the current 2). PR rejected it. BN usurped the state. Signs were then built and RM800,000 changed hands.

Look... I'm no construction engineer or signage expert, so I'm just pulling assumptions out of my ass. But I'm pretty sure RM800,000 can put a lot of stuff on the slope of those hills. Even if these signs were made of virgin marble, it wouldn't cost that much. Heck.. even if they were made from virgins, it wouldn't cost that much.

So, I'm asking. PR should be asking. The people of Perak should be asking...

  • WHO WAS THE CONTRACTOR WHO POCKETED THE RM800,000? IS HE LINKED TO THE PALACE OR ANY POLITICIAN?

  • HOW MUCH LESS WOULD IT HAVE COST UNDER A COMPETITIVE TENDER?

12 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

LOL! They should give me 200K and I can do that for them and still make a huge profit. Somebody is laughing all the way to the bank!

Anonymous said...

don't forget they have yo buy a BMW or Merc to move the signs there's one for the wife, the 2nd wife, the in laws, parents etc etc so all in all the city of Ipoh got a great deal, i mean what would happened if the contractor had a few more girlfriends or wives!!!!

prince said...

Construction QS said RM800,000 can built a luxury bungalow aredi...........or an X6-BMW SUV

Nur said...

salam
this is crazy man... makan duit kah???

Anonymous said...

Friend, to built a bungalow it will take RM35 million in Selangor like the one built by the ex-Menteri BESAR.Perhaps it is cheaper to built one in Ipoh....

sean-the-man said...

RM35m or US$10m will buy Britney Spears' house on Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills.., with a couple million in change to throw in some panties for Britney.

Anonymous said...

Semua cepat daftar nama untuk pilihan raya. Let them know who is the boss.

GOLB said...

BN must be wasted, as simple as tat! PPL of Perak, open up ur eyes and vote! Obviously ZAM-ZAM AlakaZAM & Co. are laughing all thier f**king way to the bank!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a BN or PKR people. I think RM800k must have a good reason. In point of view,it about the value of the stone. Long lasting,carry a high prestigious for Ipoh itself. If u put RM40 signboard for your shop,how it look like? Plus the cost to put the thing the is not a simple thing, PLUS also need some share on their land.

Anonymous said...

Then you must be one of the wives to the one who is laughing his way to the bank!

Anonymous said...

If you are not one of the wives, then please let me know if you wanna put up a signboard for your shop. Then I'll be the one who laughing all the way to the bank.

Anonymous said...

SO WHAT ? SAYA BOSS (BN)