Saturday, 19 January 2013

PR govt to end all race-based policies

PR govt to end all race-based policies
By Chua Jui Meng

Chua … PR government will focus on caring for the poor and to lift the living standards of all Malaysians.

ALL race-based policies will end when the rakyat gives Pakatan Rakyat (PR) the mandate to govern in the coming 13th General Election (GE13).
PR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has promised to do away with all such policies, like the New Economic Policy (NEP), when he is sworn in as prime minister.
This is because the NEP has only benefited a small percentage of Malays – the Umnoputras and their families and cronies.
How else can you account for the super rich current and former Umno leaders.
Why is former premier Mahathir Mohamad cited as the second richest former head of state with an accumulated wealth of US$44 million (more than RM132 billion)?

PKR’s lawyer Lateefa Koya … PKR has exposed so many issues and scandals. We are in the forefront. Unlike Barisan Nasional, we won’t pretend to be disciplined, we raise issues in the public for discussion. That is how it will be like under a PR government. Any legislation or issue must be debated by the public for feedback before a decision is made. That is different from quarrelling.

Policies that benefit all Malaysians and Malaysia, as outlined in PR’s Buku Jingga (Orange Book), will be implemented to fast track socio-economic growth for the people and country, not political leaders and their cronies.
Anwar is confident and daring to commit to such a change in policies because of his proven ability as finance minister, his charismatic leadership and thinking skills.
He dared to break away from race-based politics to promote a new dynamic and progressive Malaysia.
That is why he says all Malaysians, irrespective of race and religion, are his children at almost all his ceramah.
Poverty eradication will feature significantly in PR’s rule and the mammoth KL112 (Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat Kuala Lumpur) is proof of Malaysians, especially Malays, wanting change in the government.
Anwar is certainly the pride of Malays, an innovative Malay leader who is able to think out of the box for Malaysians and Malaysia.
He was recognised as the Best Finance Minister of the Asia-Pacific Region and also the world.

PKR vice-president N.Surendran … We want to see a new kind of Malaysia after GE13. There must be a return to rule-of-law and a proper wealth-distribution policy for the people and country. Rule-of-law is practically non-existent in Malaysia. The bulk of the wealth of the country is in the hands of Umnoputras and their families and cronies.

Mahathir had used trumped up sodomy and abuse of power charges to remove Anwar who refused to use the national coffer to allegedly bailout his son Mirzan’s Konsortium Perkapalan Berhad (KPB) now MISC Bhd on the back of 1997-1998 Asian Financial/Currency Crisis.
For that, Anwar spent six years in solitary confinement in Sungai Buloh Prison.
A victim of extreme cruelty, Anwar knows what it’s like to be oppressed and suppressed, and has thus made the fight for justice a priority for all Malaysians.
Petronas and its oil are Malaysia’s largest billion-ringgit revenue earner. But only the Umno president, who is traditionally the prime minister, has access to Petronas accounts. Not even Parliament.
Why the secrecy and zero transparency?
Anwar has promised that PR would ensure that Petronas is answerable to Parliament, meaning to the rakyat.

Q&A session at the Johor Baru PKR forum cum dialogue titled “Malaysia’s Future” in Tropical Inn on Jan 18, 2013.

Why is Singapore’s per capita income 500% higher than Malaysia?
When Sabah joined the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, it was the richest state in Malaysia.
Today, the people of Sarawak are the poorest in Malaysia. Why?
One word is the answer – greed! Unmo’s greed is insatiable.
That is why the majority of rural and urban Malays are living in poverty or are trapped in the middle and lower-income group.
Anwar says the PR government will focus on caring for the poor and to lift the living standards of all Malaysians.
His target is to eradicate poverty within PR’s first term as federal government, if given the mandate in GE13. This can be achieved by raising the household income of those with RM1,500 and below a month to RM4,000.
The strategy is to implement a slew of people-centric fiscal policies that will ease the financial burden of the people, via both economic and education measures.