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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Abandoned housing projects and fair distribution of houses

2013 Budget gives 4 tax incentives to contractors to complete 30 abandoned projects. Besides tax incentives, the authorities must overcome factors such as incompetent contractors that contribute to the failure of housing projects. The completed units especially low and medium cost ones must be fairly distributed.

Let Malaysians decide whether policies in PR's Orange Book are applicable

Today, PM YAB Najib launches a fierce attack on PR such as castigating policies in the Orange Book as unworkable. Let Malaysians decide on the merits of the PR policies including the fight against corruption, cronyism, rent-seeking mentality and wastage.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A ruling party does not need 2/3 majority to run effectively

Malaysia requires a two-party system. PR is in a position to take over from BN. A ruling party does not necessarily need a two-third majority to run effectively.

Debt, deficit & rhetoric of 2013 budget

Although PM YAB Najib says that the 2013 Budget is not to fish for votes, the rhetoric lambasting the Opposition lasted for over 20 minutes. It can only be passed in the Lower and then the Upper House by the end of December, 2012. The RM251.6 bil budget has a deficit of RM43bil. National debt is over RM456 bil. Both deficit & debt make the people wonder how the goodies will be paid & how the rhetoric implemented.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Budget deficit worries the people

Today, Prime Minister and Finance Minister YAB Datuk Sri Najib presented the 2013 Budget of RM251.6 bil with much rhetoric of how good was BN. The total revenue is estimated at RM208.6 bil. The deficit is RM43 bil. This worries the people.

Ensure the quality of service for handphones

Ensure the quality of service for handphones

Malaysia Multimedia and Communications Commission (MMCC) says in 2011, there were 9,832,441 handphones in Malaysia. It must ensure the quality of service because sometimes the service is unsatisfactory. Is it true that the prividers such as Maxis, Axiata and Digi do not install enough lines?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Transaparency and cost cutting for projects

In the last few years, the dilapidated Klang court building affects the court badly. The Government implements a new building project. The contractor has failed to build it.

Since 3.7.11, a new contractor has been appointed. The cost has increased from RM40 million to over RM52 million. We do not know when it will be completed.

There are other abandoned projects in the whole country. We require transparency and accountability for all projects such as open tender. A competent contractor can complete the project. The cost will not go up.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Better courses to improve the quality of teachers

Today, the Deputy Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin says that incompetent teachers must undergo training. There are over 410,000 teachers in Malaysia. Some are good. Others are incompetent. The Education Blueprint (2012-2025) must provide effective courses for these teachers. Theses must be of world standard.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Effective crime prevention

Home Minister YB Datuk Seri Hisham insists that his crime rate figures are correct. For example, in 2011, there were 229,997 cases. Please remember, the people want effective crime prevention.

Film ,The Innocence of Islam, insults

The US allows the film The Innocence of Islam to be shown, causing worldwide protests and loss of lives. The film is insulting to Islam. We condemn it. The US should have taken stern action. Freedom of expression should not be allowed to .provoke violent reactions.

The emergency motion under Standing Order 18(1) condemning the film is debated in the House from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm. We support the motion.

We do not condone any statement or a activity that insults any religion. We should prevent it.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Malaysian Education and World Standard

Malaysian Education Blueprint aims at attaining world standard. But, there are weaknesses such as quality of teachers and size of class. There are classes with over 50 pupils each whereas international quality is fewer than 25 pupils per class. The Education Ministry must introduce effective measures to reach the objective.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Affordable houses must be allocated fairly

Housing Minister YB Datuk Sri Chor promises more affordable houses to be built in big cities. Wherever these houses are erected, they must be seen to be allocated fairly.

A meaningful change of political power

PM YAB Najib says that we want change that can bring a real progress, not one that is disorganized and chaotic. In states with a change of government such as Penang and Selangor, hitherto the administration is orderly and clean. Replacing a corrupt central government with a relatively clean one is the wish of the people.

The spirit of Malaysia 1963

Under a certain historical background, Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaysia in 1963 with 20 special articles for Sabah & 18 for Sarawak. On the 49th Malaysia Day, we should look at the spirit of agreement and how far has the ruling government deviated from it such as Bahasa Malaysia and English as official languages and 20% oil royalty instead of 5% for oile-producing states.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Prevention of wanton waste

PM YAB Najib says that a party that wants to be successful must endure a meaningful struggle. Malaysia sees unnecessary waste such as Port Klang Free Zone project which lost billions. Remember: prevention of unwanton waste is one of the meaningful struggles.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Transparency in implementing projects

The Central Government says it is implementing seven more projects worth RM5.6 billion including the RM4 billion Pengerang LNG Terminal. It has to give the details of these projects with transparency and accountability. There are protests against the Pengerang project.

Multilingualism for the plural society

Pakatan Rakyat has policies to attract all the races in Malaysia. For example, PR's education policy stresses maltilingualism besides Bahasa Malaysia as the national language and reasonable assistance to all types of schools.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Raise the quality of all Malaysia medical schools

The Prime Minister YAB Datuk Sri Najib urges Malaysia's medical schools to improve the quality, so that more doctors will be trained in the country. There is great concerned about the quality of the 33 medical schools in Malaysia, compared with 22 medical colleges in UK. We must truly improve the quality of the 33 schools in all aspects including the training of housemen.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Keep an eye on transformation of education

The Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin prattles about what is said to be the transformation of education. The people must keep an eye on the weaknesses and the strength of this change as well as its implications and consequences.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Batang Kali masacre & inquiry

Over 60 years, there was a state of emergency against the Communists in Malaya. A few British soldiers were alleged to have massacred some innocent villagers in Batang Kali. Recently, the London High Court decided against holding an inquiry on the incident.

We need justice. It must be seen to be done.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

More skilled workers needed in 2020

In Malaysia, there are only 28% slightly skilled workers whereas in Singapore this category is 52%. By 2020 this country will need 3.3 million skilled workers. This means that the Human Resource Ministry must work out an effective plan to train skilled workers in various fields irrespective of race and religion.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Decrepit hospitals need allocations

The Health Minister Datuk Seri Leow Theong Lai  says that the 2013 budget will have allocations to improve the health service. The most important thing is for the ministry to inspect all the hospitals which are in bad conditions such as Klang Hospital: Malaya University medical students under training in that hospital can only shake their heads. The Government must give allocations for renovations and improvement of these hospitals.

Atomic Board leaves people wondering over Lynas

The Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) gives a temporary license for Lynas to operate. but the Australian firm's promise to shift out toxic waste is not legally-binding. The people are filled with wonder at the Board's decision. What is the true meaning of environmental protection?

Severe punishment for rape

Recently two young persons were bound over by the courts after being found guilty of statutory rape. After public furore, the Attorney-General says rape offenders must be severely punished.

We must deter such crimes against women and children.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

False RN10 Notes

False RM10 Notes

This morning Bank Negara Currency Department started to respond to

telephone calls at about 11 am. An officer began to take notice of a

Sin Chew Chinese Daily report of false new RM10 and RM100 notes. The

false notes show uneven colour and rougher paper. There is no water


Bank Negara must explain how it deals with fake currencies.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Will more Non-Malays join the Civil Service?


According to Chairman of Public Service Commission Tan Sri Mahmood Adam, more Non-Malays join the civil service. Only time will tell.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Internationally recognized team to investigate the effects of cyanide-based mining in Bukit Koman‏

Before a factory such as the cyanide-based mining factory is set up,
there must be an Environment Impact assessment, EIA. Now, the people
of Raub are concerned about the Bukit Koman Gold Mining Factory. The
Government should set up an internationally-recognized team to
investigate the effects of cyanide-based processes on residents in the
surrounding areas and other demographically similar areas.

The attitude of Education Ministry towards vernacular schools

Suhakam says that the Education Ministry ignores the needs of vernacular schools. Education Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin maintains that it is fair. The number of primary Chinese school students is 21% of the total number of primary school students in the country. The successive Fifth Malaysia Plans allocate 2.4% to 3.6% development fund to Chinese schools compared with that of 95% to national schools.

Criteria for people's happiness

PM YAB Najib thinks about per capita income & the people's well-being as being the two main criteria to measure the success of a country's development. There are many aspects. The reduction of irregularities such as corruption, bureaucracy & wastage of public fund can contribute to happiness.

Need internationally-recognized body to investigate the effects of Bukit Koman gold factory

Before a factory such as the cyanide-based mining factory is set up,

there must be an Environmental Impact assessment, EIA. Now, the people

of Raub are concerned about the Bukit Koman Gold Mining Factory. The

Government should set up an internationally-recognized team to

investigate the effects of cyanide-based processes on residents in the

surrounding areas and other demographically similar areas.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Malaysian voters will decide whether PR or BN go to Putrajaya

PM YAB Najib says that UMNO BN will set up a political road block to prevent PR on the Road to Putrajaya. The people should be aware that this type of road block or barrier should not include massive irregularities such as illegal voters and gerrymandering. Malaysian voters should be given a fair chance to choose a non-corrupt, efficient and humanitarian government in Putrajaya.

Clean, efficient, transparent & accountable government

PM YAB Najib says the role of today's generation of leaders is to bring meaning to the country's independence. An important meaning includes a clean, efficient, transparent and accountable government.