Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Khalid a role model Muslim leader for Malaysians

Khalid a role model Muslim leader for Malaysians
By Chua Jui Meng

Chua delivering his ceramah outside Gelang Patah PKR’s office in Taman Skudai Indah on Feb 12, 2013.

SELANGOR Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim is another role model of an honest and sincere Malay leader for Malaysians.
We should all be proud to have such a forward minded Muslim leader, just like Anwar Ibrahim.
Within a term in office, Khalid has shown what a competent and sincere Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government can deliver.
The state’s reserves rose from RM400 million in 2008 to RM2.5 billion today.
This can only be achieved through prudent spending, not plundering the state and country’s wealth like what the Barisan Nasional (BN) governments have been doing the past 55 years.
That is why Selangor is able to provide free water to all households in Selangor for the first 20cu/ml of water, financial aid to the needy via various rakyat-centric measures, especially the aged and women.
PR leaders like Khalid are able to deliver peace and security to the rakyat in Selangor because they are honest and sincere, unlike Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Abdul Razak.
There are many financial scandals to back this and the three I wish to mention are:
Ø THE RM7.6 billion armoured vehicle purchase contracted to Syed Mokhtar Albukhary’s DRB Hicom for Malaysian-designed and made defence vehicles. Instead, the vehicles were then ordered from Turkey at a cost of only RM1.6 billion! RM6 billion pocketed without a drop of sweat;
Ø THE purchase of 18 Sukhoi fighter jets at RM3.2 billion; and
Ø THE RM6.7 billion purchase of two second-hand French-made Scorpene submarines.

Chua … BN-Umno has evolved into a rotten political organisation championing cronyism, nepotism and corruption.

The recent Penang BN Chinese New Year Open House in Han Chiang High School is another example of BN’s extravagance that brings no real benefit to the rakyat.
How has the rakyat benefitted from Psy’s US$2 million (RM6 million) seven-minute Gangnam galloping dance?
It only shamed Najib with three roars of “No!” nationally and internationally. It also exposed Najib as an incompetent and not so bright leader when he continued to ask whether Penangites were ready for BN, even after the first “No”.
At least Malaysians and Malaysia would have benefitted if local artistes were engaged for a fraction of the RM6 million.
PR leaders are God-fearing and so our target is to provide good governance.
BN-Umno has evolved into a rotten political organisation championing cronyism, nepotism and corruption.
BN-Umno does not subscribe to Kita Hamba Rakyat, Jangan Kita Sombong (We are Slaves Of The People, Don’t Be Arrogant).
That is PR principles of power and governance.