In this time of stupefying political stagnation at the highest levels of the Government of Malaysia, good news is hard to come by. Good news is only possible when governments show that they are capable of firm economic and political decisions. And, there is not the smallest sign that the Najib’s government plans to do anything other than continue stagnating till the next general election somewhere on March/April 2013. Please do not allow 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) payment of RM500 to households with an income of less than RM3000 per month to fool you into believing that there are signs of renewal that are suddenly going to manifest themselves. The results of the last round of General Elections the 12th were so stunningly bad for UMNO that there is not a murmur of revival in the hot June air.

On the economic front, where there is the most urgent need for change, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala also Chief Executive Officer of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) drops a bombshell that Malaysia will be bankrupt by 2019 if it does not cut subsidies and rein in borrowings. Idris a Sarawakian the former “Number One Man” for Sarawak Shell further added fuel when he said that Malaysia’s debt would rise to 100 percent of GDP by 2019 from the current 54% if it did not cut subsidies. And what is even more frightening is when Idris said that Malaysia was likely to become an oil importer as early as next year at the current rate it was consuming petroleum. It seems Malaysians continue to be among the highest fuel consumers per capita in the world fuel consumption habits pattern which generally has remained relatively unchanged despite increased oil prices in 2008. The damage that can be done by a tired, comatose government before 13th General Elections is too horrific to think about but do not despair. There are signs of good news from the states.

You would have noticed them if you read between the lines of the statements that were made in Keningau Sports Complex few days ago by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak when he celebrated Tadau Kaamatan this year in Keningau with 20,000 Natives including, Huguan Siou Pairin Kitingan and Chief Minister Musa Aman. Najib openly acknowledged that Sabah is experiencing rapid growth under Musa Aman and Sabah in the first quarter of this year had attracted about RM10 billion from foreign investors including the Sabah Ammonia Urea (SAMUR) project in Sipitang and the Keningau Integrated Livestock Center and a lobster cultivation project in the east coast of Sabah. But, UMNO now rules only 8 states minus Sarawak, so it does not matter. What does matter is for chief ministers like Musa Aman, Lim Guan Eng and perhaps even Menteri Besars like Khalid and Tok Guru Nik Aziz to wake up to how they could become the engine that takes Malaysia forward despite the inertia in Putrajaya.

To wake up and become engine that takes Malaysia forward, sometimes the state governments should be vocal with the way development projects from the Federal is forced down their throats and not done according to the aspirations of the local population. So far they have only rebelled against the Rural Development Ministry’s attempts to set up rural development committees to bypass and to undermine the state governments without consulting them. In states were UMNO was not in control, the minister Shafie Apdal uses his district rural development committees to bypass and to undermine state governments. In states were UMNO is in control, the rural development program was used in a pork-barrel fashion to support local party leaders. And, the states are right to do so but they now need to become more vocal about other things like having centrally controlled development and welfare programmes rammed down their throats. I have met state ministers and state exco members who admit privately that they are often forced to sacrifice excellent welfare programmes of their own for the sake of national welfare programmes. Remember, the former Chief Minister Harris Salleh recently even said that Shafie’s Rural Ministry had even justified awarding a RM100 million tender amount for the Pulau Gaya electrification project when the actual tender cost was only about RM25 million. Harris Salleh even said that he had received “many complaints from rural folk” that the billions of ringgit allocated by the federal government for rural projects was not having an impact on their lives and these projects were introduced for the sake of contracts and most of them are of low standard.

This is wrong because I can confirm from my own field research that the rural development programmes and welfare programmes that work best are the ones that are locally controlled. I have said it before and I will say it again that if we are seriously interested in ensuring that not another child grows up malnourished and illiterate in Malaysia, the solution lies in giving kampong women control of food programmes. This is something that more enlightened chief ministers should start doing forthwith which brings us back to what chief ministers can do to become Malaysia’s engine of growth.

They must demand more control over their resources. The sight of chief ministers and Meneri Besars lining up outside the Putrajaya to beg for development funds is an ugly one. Some states are bigger than the whole of Peninsula Malaysia and they would develop and grow much faster if they had more control over their economies. Many distortions crept into Centre-State relations in those bad old days when UMNO controlled nearly all of our major state governments. These distortions need to be removed and should be quite easy to remove now that we see Non-UMNO chief ministers making common cause on matters of national security.

Once state governments start competing with each other to become popular tourist destinations, favorites for foreign investment and centres of excellence in rural development, education, healthcare, sanitation and infrastructure building, Malaysia will finally begin to really change.

If this starts to happen soon, then the deleterious consequences of having a stagnant government in Putrajaya and a Prime Minister who seems to be in a somnambulant state will be mitigated. At the moment, despite the “spectacular” success of BR1M, we are in the hands of so weak a government that not a day seems to go by without someone giving it a slap or two. In recent months, we have seen Ministers and supposedly faceless bureaucrat interfere publicly in matters of policy.

When Federal Ministers decide what our telecommunications and multimedia policy should be and when Ministers decides whether MAS should be refinanced or abandoned to its fate. And, when the Minister tells us despite possessing state-of-the-art warplanes, modern weapons  and submarines that the nation’s security was so fragile that it could be compromised by mineral water bottles and packets of salt, it starts to feel as if we do not have an elected government at all. The Chief Ministers and Menteri Besars have at least a mandate to rule and real administrative experience.

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  1. Bei Soo Lang says:

    1st Case

    EPF IN BIG TROUBLE
    SEE FOR YOURSELVES
    AND LET ALL EPF CONTRIBUTORS KNOW.
    Is the EPF being looted?

    Will you get back your EPF money?

    One of the largest funds in the world (C RM 440.52 billion
    Represents the life savings of 12 million Malaysians
    BN govt already spent 60% of the people’s savings

    23 June 2011, EPF said that 60% of its funds have been borrowed by the Malaysian govt.

    Dec 2010, the govt still owes EPF about RM 240 billion.

    This means the BN govt has already spent 60% of all your savings.

    DO YOU THINK you will get your money back?

    See the chart (attached). 2012 will mark the 15th year of budget deficit with no sign of financial smarts.

    The Constitution of Malaysia caps govt debt at 55% of GDP. As of 30 June 2011, govt debt stands at 53%. When it touches 55%, the BN govt will officially be in crisis and the Constitution may need to be changed to increase borrowing and possibly require a bailout.

    What happened to Greece recently? They had to write off 50% of outstanding govt loans. Just imagine if EPF is asked to take a 50% cut of outstanding debt owed by BN. More than half your EPF money will be lost, and you just have to accept it, after 40 years of working.

    Greek Tragedy from Malaysian Travesty? See the attachment for more info.

    2nd Case

    No, minister, please

    Posted on 7 February 2012 – 08:19pm (The Sun Daily)
    COMMENT

    by Tony Pereira

    I WAS half-asleep as the front-page headline of theSun stared back at me.

    In disbelief I read that funds from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) – RM1.5 billion to be exact – are to be channelled to a foundation to provide loans to Malaysians who are not able to get a housing loan from a commercial bank. Not only that. The loan would be at a lower interest rate than that offered by a bank. The report quoted Federal Territories and Well-Being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin as saying that these loans would be provided to retirees and those without steady income.

    Only a week earlier, I had dropped by an EPF office to get a statement. The friendly customer service representative who attended to me suggested that I may want to withdraw some of my EPF savings and invest it myself. At first I was confused. Why would she suggest I withdraw some of my savings? Now, it all clicked.

    Some 48 hours after I read the report of the scheme the government plans to introduce as soon as March 1, I am still in shock.
    How can the government take funds which you and I have put aside for our retirement and use it to fund home purchases of those without a steady income? I am all for helping those who are experiencing difficult times, but there has to be another way of doing so.

    In case it has escaped the notice of Raja Nong Chik and other members of the cabinet, the objective of the EPF is to set aside funds for employees who do not have any pension scheme. On retirement, the amount the employee and employer have contributed during the employees’ working life is available with interest or dividends to be paid in a lump sum so that the employee has sufficient funds to fund his or her retirement.
    The monies belong to the members of the EPF – not the government. The board of the EPF has a stewardship responsibility – to act in the best interests of its members.

    I do not think this scheme is in the best interests of its members.

    Sadly, there is very little protection afforded to us – its members – under our laws.

    According to the EPF Act, its board of directors has no choice in this matter. Section 11 of the Act gives the minister power to give directions to the board. In other words, even though the funds do not belong to the government, the Act allows the government to decide how the funds which belong to the members of the EPF are invested.

    Section 26 of the Act sets out the investment mandate of the fund. It specifically states the type of investments the EPF can make. There is one very broad statement which says that with the approval of the minister, the fund can invest in “any other form of investment”.

    This means that from a legal perspective, it is within the government’s powers to implement the scheme which Raja Nong Chik has so gleefully announced.

    Well, as a member of the EPF, I have a few questions which I would like answered.

    If the fund is for those who are retired or do not have a steady income as reported, how is the borrower going to repay the loan?

    Secondly, since these loans are to be offered at a lower interest rate than that offered by commercial banks, who is going to make up the difference in these rates so that the members of the EPF do not lose out?

    Thirdly, who is going to fund the agency that is going to implement this scheme?

    Does the EPF have to pay a fee to this agency to take on this task? After all, the amount of administration required to disburse RM1.5 billion will be significant. Does the EPF have to pay a fee for this scheme to be implemented?

    Finally, how is it that such a scheme can be implemented so quickly? The scheme was announced at the end of January. Yet the minister claims that the first loans will be disbursed by March 1. Can all the checks and balances to ensure that the lender is protected be put in place within one month?
    I understand that those of us who can afford it have a moral obligation to assist those less fortunate. But let’s come up with a scheme which does not involve taking from a fund that has invested carefully for its members because it is expedient to do so.

    My research has indicated that there are no legal avenues available to us – members of the EPF – to object to this poorly-thought-out and ill-conceived scheme.

    If the government is really concerned about the welfare of those in the low-income or no-income category, it should allocate a budget and be transparent about the cost of doing this. Then there would be full transparency to the public. At it is, by using the EPF, accountability is absent and the cost of this initiative is lost in the myriad of investments that the EPF makes for its members. Clearly there is no budget in the government’s annual operating plan for this initiative. Hence the use of the EPF.

    So what do we do?

    I could go back to that friendly customer service representative who attended to me at one of the EPF offices and follow her advice. At least someone at the EPF does have its members’ interests at heart.

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  2. Bei Soo Lang says:

    FORWARD TO ALL THOSE MALAYSIANS YOU CARE ABOUT AND LOVE . THEY ALSO NEED TO KNOW WHO DR M IS .

    What kind of a person is Dr M, when he disowned his own race as an Indian to join UMNO for power and money, then when in power and in order to remain in power for eternity, he created “Ketuanan Melayu” forsaken his own race and the Non Malays to divide and rule Malaysia, a multi racial country.

    Why Moronic PERKASA (who fights for the Malays Supremacy) does not have the guts to demand an apology from Dr M who as an Indian has conned the country, UMNO and BN all these years portraying as a Malay. In the Indian, Malay,Chinese and any culture, the child will always follow the father’s race and name, do you all agree??

    Must Read – The most hated man in Malaysia!

    By Harris Ibrahim.
    Dear Mahathir,
    Malaysian Insider reports that you had “defended the social contract, the so-called unwritten agreement between the Malays and the non-Malays during independence, by affirming that without the agreement, Malaysia would not have been formed”.

    They quoted you :
    “If there was no social contract, the terms and conditions of allowing citizenship to non-Malays would have not taken place. One million outsiders were given citizenships at the time.”

    Now, this quote from you got me curious. Let me tell you why.

    I conferred with my aunt, who confirmed that my maternal great grandfather, Eliathamby, of whom I’ve written previously in a posting entitled “The land that my forefathers helped build”, would have left Ceylon and arrived in what is now West Malaysia, around 1870. He died well before the conclusion of that social contract that you spoke of, so my great grandfather would not have come within those ‘one million outsiders’ who acquired citizenship at the time of independence in 1957.

    My maternal grandfather, Vellupillay T. Williams, never lived to see the formation of Malaya so he, too, did not make up the’one million outsiders’.

    Enough of my family tree. Let’s look at yours. I got this from a blog, Malaysiana:
    Perhaps, the most famous Malayalee to land in George Town was Iskandar Kutty, a merchant who married a Johor-Riau wife Siti Hawa Iskandar. They became the proud parents of Alor Star’s top public school Sultan Abdul Hamid College’s founder-principal and Kedah’s royal educator Datuk Mohamad Iskandar.

    Mohamad was the school teacher of Tunku Abdul Rahman. He and his wife Datin Wan Tempawan Wan Hanafi from the Kedah Bendahara’s (Prime Minister’s) clan, were the proud parents of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Father of Modernisation and fourth Prime Minister.

    And this from Malaysia Today: Born in December 20, 1925, Dr Mahathir hailed from the state of Kedah, at the capital of Alor Star, whose father was a school teacher. His father was Indian who migrated from Kerala, who married a Malay lady and sold banana fritters during the second world war. His early education was through vernacular school and at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College in the city.

    My question, then, Doc, firstly is, whether your father was amongst the ‘one million outsiders’?

    And when did you become ‘Malay’, Doc?

    When did you move from being a son of an Indian who migrated from Kerala to a Malay?
    Not that I care, but when?

    Speaking of Malay, do you remember your “Malay Dilemma”, Doc? Do you remember what you said about the problem of inbreeding amongst the Malay community, and that whole business of genes? Back then, who had heard of this thing called DNA?

    Who had ever imagined that science would one day make it possible for all of us to trace our genealogy?

    Guess what, Doc? It seems, based on all this new DNA scientific knowledge, that there’s no such thing as a Malay race. It would seem that you’ve gone from being a son of an Indian who migrated from Keralato to a ‘does not exist’.

    Just like that! My cyber buddy, Michael Chik, has written extensively on this matter, in a three-parter in Malaysiakini. HERE, HERE, and HERE.
    See what Michael writes in his final part :

    “The people Malaysians call ‘Malay’, are actually only a tiny sub-component of the much larger Austronesian group. And all Austronesians are the end-product of extensive inter-breeding between the Taiwanese and Dravidic Indians. All this has finally been irrefutably proven by independent DNA testings from world-class faculties”.

    I’ve never been very good at all these sciences, Doc, but if you’re any better, and you think Michael’s cocked-up big time in his conclusions, why don’t you take him on?

    Damn, I digress.

    So when and how did you become Malay? Because of the definition of ‘Malay’ in the Federal Constitution, Doc? Article 160 (2)? That right?

    So, right up until the last moments before Tunku’s declaration of independence, you were the son of an Indian who migrated from Kerala, and moments later you were magically transformed into a Malay?

    And is not the definition of Malay in Article 160(2) stated to be for the limited purpose where the word ‘Malay’ appears in the Constitution?

    But really, Doc, I don’t give a toss whether you hold yourself out as Malay or the son of an Indian who migrated from Kerala.Whatever turns you on.

    What pisses me off is this Bumi-non Bumi crap. November 19th, last year, The Star reported on Najib’s balik kampung to Makassar in South Sulawesi. You can read the report HERE.

    Courtesy of The Star, Najib is reported to have said : “I feel like I am returning to my roots,”
    and, when asked to comment on the possibility that some people might view the fact that he had roots here in a negative light, Najib said: “I am not apologetic about it. This is my family history and I am proud of it.”

    According to the report, Najib said he was the direct descendant of Bugis royalty who migrated to Pahang in the 18th century. Well, at least this Malaysian is not ashamed of his roots!

    Now, you know that aunt I mentioned earlier? You know her. Aunty Rasammah.

    I googled her name yesterday and this is what is written of her in Wikipedia.

    “Rasammah Bhupalan, also known as Rasammah Naomi Navarednamor, Mrs. F.R. Bhupalan is a renowned Malaysian freedom fighter and social activist. Born in 1927, she has championed causes such as the anti-drug abuse movement, women’s rights, education and social justice causes.

    Rasammah was one of the earliest women involved in the fight for Malaysian (then Malaya ) independence. She joined the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, the women’s wing of the Indian National Army, to fight the British. She served in Burma during World War II.

    As founder president of the Women Teacher’s Union , she fought for equal pay for women teachers and tried to bring disparate teachers’ unions under an umbrella. The former school principal was the first Asian representative of the World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession for two successive terms. She was also very active in the National Council of Women’s Organisation (NCWO) and Pemadam. She was a teacher in the Methodist Boys’ School, Kuala Lumpur from 1959 to 1964 and was the principal of the Methodist Girls School , Kuala Lumpur for 13 years from 1970 until she retired in 1982. On 11th November 2007, Mrs. Bhupalan was one of the few veteran teachers who were invited to attend MBSSKL’s 110th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. The dinner was specially organized to honour all the former and current teachers of the school”.

    Quite frankly, I think the write-up in Wikipedia does little justice to all that Aunty Rasammah has done for this country. But that is another matter.

    More importantly, Doc, why are you, the son of an Indian who migrated from Kerala, and Najib, the descendant of Bugis who migrated from Sulawesi, are bumiputra, whilst Aunty Rasammah is not?

    IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT MAHATHIR IS A RACIST. READ HIS BLOG AND YOU WOULD BE REAFFIRMED.

    WHILE RETIRED FORMER US PRESIDENT CLINTON IS DOING NOBLE SERVICES AROUND THE GLOBE, MAHATHIR IS BUSY INFUSING IN HIS BLOG WITH WORDS OF ANGER, RACISM (HE IS AN AVID PROPONENT OF “MALAY SUPREMACY” WHICH HE COINED, I BELIEVE) AND NEGATIVE VIBES.

    NOTHING IN HIS BLOG CONTAINS WISDOM NOR NOBLE IDEOLOGY THAT WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO HELPING THE POOR; NOR IN HELPING TO FOSTER A STRONGER BOND AMONG THE RACES IN MALAYSIA.

    IS HE A GREAT LEADER?
    YOUR VERDICT IS AS GOOD AS MINE.

    Friends!!
    Pass, pass, pass this mail to all your friends and loved ones, as many as possible to show this world this mamakuty’s generation.

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    and that is only when each of us forward it to 10 people
    .
    Please do it for the sake of our future. This is a good deed that allMalaysians MUST do.It is our duty to save our nation.
    You are going to save 28 million people.
    Please do so.

    YOU CAN MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN!!!

    Just send this to 10 other relatives or friends and ask them to do the same
    to 10 of their friends and so on. By so doing we are enlisting the power ofmultilevel marketing. Yes the math works and it is awesome. By the 7thlevel this message would reach 1,000,000 people. Yes we can make our votecount! Better believe it!! We owe it to ourselves and to our children andto their children.

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  3. Bei Soo Lang says:

    RM300 Billion Corruption, Alarming!!! UMNO/BN has the cheek to say that the Scorpene deal is not significant.
    License to plunder Malaysia to Bankruptcy with the BR1M RM500 aid per household. Think carefully and Vote WIsely, Malaysia is in Budget Deficit, why is Najib we spending the Taxpayers’ fund unnecessarily without Taxpayer’s consent.

    A. Morgan Stanley Economist estimated M’sia lost US$100billion=
    RM300billion (not million) to corruption….

    Time Magazine quoted an economist at Morgan Stanley in Singapore as
    saying that the country might have lost as much as US$100 billion
    since the early 1980s to corruption (RM300 billion = 300,0000
    million).
    Perwaja RM10 billion.
    Forex fiasco early 90s RM30 billion.
    Sabah Illegal forest harvesting by Musa Aman Sabah’s Chief Minister – RM Billions.
    Bank Bumiputraas Scandal RM10 billion.
    STAR-LRT bailout RM3.256 billion.
    RM 38.5 billion compensation to highway companies.
    Putra transport system, which cost RM4.486 billion.
    Maminco scandal RM 1.6 Billion.
    PKFZ 12 billion.
    Bank Islam RM700 million.
    M.V. Agusta & Proton lost RM 348 million.
    Wang Ehsan, oil royalty Terengganu RM7.4billion.
    Philharmonic Orchestra has swallowed a total of RM500million.
    Bailouts of Malaysia Airline System RM7.9 billion.
    Spent RM3.2 billion in teaching Maths and Science in English over 5 yrs.
    Jets to private company IMT Defence hd amounted to RM910 million.
    Submarines to 2 private companies Perimeker & Terasasi amounted to RM7.3Billion.
    RM1.3 billion wasted building the white elephant Customs, Immig & Quarantine (CIQ) facilities on cancellation
    of the Scenic Bridge.
    National Service Training Programme yearly estimate of RM 500 million annually.
    RM 4.63 billion, ’soft-loan’ to PKFZ.
    RM250 million in NFC Cowgate scandal.
    RM 160 million for 300 computer labs in
    Sabah – only 2 completed. RM29 mil Tsunami Warning System that doesn’t work.

    http://list.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Malaysia_scandals
    http://wtfreport.wordpress.com/
    UMNO & cronies are among the world’s biggest laughing-stocks, in some
    countries would have been charged with treason and jailed.

    B. RM800million a day. Malaysia Chronicle: “For the first
    decade… Malaysia has lost a staggering RM1.08 trillion (US$338
    billion = RM800million a day) in illicit outflows which is the fourth
    highest in the developing world…The Global Financial Integrity (GFI)
    reported in January that RM930 billion flowed out of Malaysia from
    2000 to 2008…The report elaborated further by stating that the
    increase was “at a scaled seen in few Asian countries” .Economists
    Sarah Freitas and Dev Kar, who is a former senior economist at the
    International Monetary Fund, stressed that these illicit outflows are
    basically illicit transfers of the proceeds of bribery, theft,
    kickbacks and tax evasion.” In other words, it refers to corruption
    money or black money that is obtained illegally

    C. Putrajaya only had 6,008 voters but Opposition-held Kapar had a
    staggering 112,224 voters, 17 times more than Putrajaya. Deceit;
    gerrymandering; State-controlled media; vote buying; phantom voters;
    postal votes; useless ink, new voters from illegal immigrants, public
    machinery used to support votes for incumbent crooked government….

    D. You need a giant civil rights movement akin to that of great
    Martin Luther King. It is glaring apartheid in Malaysia under the
    label of ‘Bumiputra’. How can a race be treated superior to another,
    especially when they work the least. The crime of apartheid is defined
    by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as
    inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against
    humanity”committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of
    systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any
    other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of
    maintaining that regime.”
    On 30 November 1973, the United Nations General Assembly opened for
    signature and ratification the International Convention on the
    Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.[1] It defined
    the crime of apartheid as “inhuman acts committed for the purpose of
    establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons
    over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing
    them.”

    E. Malaysia has neither transparency (non-corruption) nor real human
    rights, neither freedom of the media nor true democracy. The blacks
    are only 14% of US population, if Obama can be US President, an Indian
    can be a Malaysian PM…think about it! How tragically you’ve been
    treated.

    Alan Newman
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    Please remember, by 7th level this email will reach 1 million people

    and that is only when each of us forward it to 10 people
    .
    Please do it for the sake of our future. This is a good deed that allMalaysians MUST do.It is our duty to save our nation.
    You are going to save 28 million people.
    Please do so.

    YOU CAN MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN!!! VOTE WISELY FOR OUR CHILDREN AND THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY.

    Just send this to 10 other relatives or friends and ask them to do the same
    to 10 of their friends and so on. By so doing we are enlisting the power of multilevel marketing. Yes the math works and it is awesome. By the 7thlevel this message would reach 1,000,000 people. Yes we can make our votecount! Better believe it!! We owe it to ourselves and to our children andto their children.

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  4. Bei Soo Lang says:

    To : All Sabahans who does not want have a bankrupt country.
    From : Bei Soo Lang
    Agenda : Come to my software office in Kota Kinabalu to view all the hardcore evidences.
    Aman must go at all costs..
    This is the first time in Malaysia’s budget history the debt has surpassed RM500 billion which also means every Malaysian is in debt of RM17,000.
    COMMENT

    Congratulations Malaysians! You fully deserve the cash handouts from the corrupt Barisan Nasional government after 55 years of Independence.
    It is because of you, the people’s power in the March 2008 political tsunami, that you have forced BN and Najib Tun Razak to give you the cash handouts – twice within a year.
    It is the first time since Independence in 1957 that the BN government is giving out one-time and various forms of cash handouts in its budget.
    This is clearly an election budget to buy your votes in the next general election so that they remain in power for another five years to plunder and enrich their cronies.
    The cash handouts that are being dished out by the government of the day are not from the pockets of BN politicians. They are taxpayers’ money. So, give yourselves a round of applause for successfully retrieving some back from an unjust and cunning BN government.
    Please don’t be fooled by the budget sweeteners. Take it and say goodbye to BN.
    They give you a few hundred ringgit to RM1,000 or slightly more, and in the next five years, they will plunder the national coffer through mega projects and their cronies take back billions and billions of ringgit in sinful profits.
    Malaysians, please think of your future and generations. We don’t have another five years to gamble with BN.
    The national debt and gross domestic product (GDP) figures are really, really scary. The federal debt rose 10.1% to a new high of RM502.4 billion or 53.7% of the GDP this year. That is only 1.3% short of the 55% legislated debt ceiling.
    This is the first time in Malaysia’s budget history the debt has surpassed RM500 billion which also means every Malaysian is in debt of RM17,000.
    Going the Greece way
    According to the Economic Report 2011/2012, Malaysia has accumulated RM456.1 billion of debt in 2011.
    Also, there are RM118 billion in off-budget liabilities or sovereign guarantees for private corporations like the Port Klang Free Zone and government-linked company loans ending 2011.
    At least two international rating agencies have warned that Malaysia’s sovereign credit rating may be cut if the government does not deliver promised reforms to cut spending to reduce its fiscal deficits.
    There you have it – we are heading towards a bankrupt nation – like Greece and witnessing the devastating effects on the European economy and its people.
    So, don’t be fooled by prime minister Najib’s and BN’s budget sweeteners of one-time cash handouts.
    When we are “Greece”, no one will feed us and we will be left to suffer. The rich BN cronies can just go elsewhere, continue to slave us or retire elsewhere where the sun shines and the beaches are cool.
    Email : Beisoolang@gmail.com

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  5. Borneo Native says:

    congratulation to Sabah state government for managed to attract RM10 billion investment from foreign investors..

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  6. kau lah says:

    ketua menteri atau menteri besar yang berjaya menjalankan tugas dengan baik akan terus disokong oleh rakyat.

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  7. mantera says:

    jika mereka CM dan menteri besar yang baik, ,beri mandat pada mereka.

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  8. Pemerhati says:

    Agree if CM and MB are given mandate to rule. More possibilities to have for positive changes.

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  9. Eric says:

    Semoga setiap kekurangan yang ada mendapat perhatian sewajarnya. Pastikan kekurangan iti diperbaiki dari semasa ke semasa.

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  10. jeremy says:

    hhmm, again politic.. hhmmm.. Makin lama makin penat pula dengan isu yang timbul.

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