I have to admit, when I heard about Mahathir's mega projects I thought it was really a big black hole for everybody's tax money. But it did some good in the end, although a small amount of people REALLY profit from it.
(A certain somebody who is now making a move to take his company, Maxis, private :D )
For those who are wondering, I got this off FT.com's website. Look, the 2nd easiest tower to recognise is out twin towers. It really put Malaysia on the global map doesn't it? Here's another nice pic of it.
But here's another mega project that you might have seen in the newspaper for the past few days (or weeks).
The once "mat-rempits" have done the country "proud". Check howsy's post on this for more info. The big question is, how did it put Malaysia on the world map? Did we benefit from this jump?
Trust me, do a search on google for news on "Putera Umno" or "North Pole" or "Skydiving". The only news you can see about this are from Bernama, Malaysia's very own news agency.
If there were so many records broken, why haven't any other news agencies reported it?
And there is one big flaw. There were NO photos whatsoever that they made the jump. The only photos were taken when they were on the ground. Chances are most of them didn't actually take the jump?
The only pics I could've found are here, here and here. So what's the truth? We demand some proof on taxpayers' money well spent.
I don't know, you be the judge on this. Whatever.
- Series of Skydiving records broken, The Star, 3 May 2007.
- Putera Umno Skydiving Team Returning On Thursday, Syed Azwan Syed Ali, Bernama, 24 April 2007.
- Comment: Exuberant energy at the North Pole, Rehman Rashid, NST, 27 April 2007.
- Successful North Pole Landing for Putera Umno Skydivers, Syed Azwan Syed Ali, Bernama, 23 April 2007.