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MY VOICE FOR NATION


Sarawak, Sabah left ‘high and dry’ | Free Malaysia Today

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 07:22 PM PDT

New laws a blot on Internet freedom | Free Malaysia Today

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 07:17 PM PDT

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Futsal 25 Tahun Harakah – Pasukan dari Pejabat ADUN Bangi meraih tempat ke-4

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 08:01 PM PDT

Bertindak Membersih Longgokan Sampah & Melihat Longkang Diperbaiki

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 04:19 PM PDT

N45 Dr Halimah Ali

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:12 PTG

N45 Dr Halimah Ali


Selangor hargai WARGAEMAS DAN penjaga OKU

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 06:36 AM PDT

DUN SELAT KLANG

Sudah menjadi rutin ADUN Selat Klang meraikan warga emas amnya, khususnya yang berdaftar dalam SKIM MESRA USIA EMAS, salah satu varieti produk berkebajikan negeri Selangor yang dikenali MERAKYATKAN EKONOMI SELANGOR(MES).

Di antara istimewa takaful khairat kematian untuk warga emas dan OKU ini ialah program JOM SHOPPING bersama ADUN di mana setiap warga emas layak menerima baucar RM100.
Bukanlah jumlah itu yang penting tetapi aktiviti menghargai, 'memanjakan' warga emas, beri perhatian khas dengan shopping bersama mereka adalah jauh tinggi nilainya daripada nilai duit RM100.
Kasih sayang dan perhatian ADUN-ADUN menjadi ubat penawar kesunyian dan kesepian. Penenang gulana dek sakit yang semakin kerap menjelma.
 Lazimnya pesan sahaja kepada anak dan cucu.Berbelanja RM100 akan pantas dihabiskan.

Namun, kata YB Dr Hjh Halimah Ali dalam ucapan pra 'shopping', pemberian RM100 ini adalah simbolik ucapan terima kasih dan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan kepada warga emas dan penjaga OKU kerana titik peluh mereka yang sering dilupakan dan pengorbanan mereka membantu membangun keluarga, masyarakat dan negeri langsung tidak dipedulikan.

YB Dr Halimah bersama staff pejabat ADUNnya yang cekap menyediakan bas untuk mereka yang tidak ada kenderaan sendiri.Kali ini, YB turut sama menaiki bas ke kompleks membeli belah GIANT.

Semakin teruja mak cik dan pak cik naik bas bersama YB.

Sampai GIANT, mereka berhati-hati memilih barang. Suami kepada mantan ketua wanita UMNO membeli blender.Katanya , kalau beli barang makanan nanti habis, tak ada kenang pemberian YB.Waah menusuk kalbu. Ingat ini perayu UMNO dulu.

Alhamdulillah bila hasil negeri dijaga cermat, dilindungi daripada gejala rasuah maka nikmat mengagihkan kepada rakyat tak siapa yang boleh bayangkan. Nikmat kepada si PEMBERI!!   Nikmat kepada si PENERIMA lazim diketahui. Ini yang di ajar bawah rejim UMNO BN.
Nikmat si PEMBERI adalah konsep yang mahu dibawa oleh kerajaan Selangor, elemen S kedua dalam formula pembangunan insan SPIES.(Rujuk SPIESSELANGOR)

Lim Guan Eng

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Lim Guan Eng


Koh Tsu Koon’s Saddest Legacy Is Not Only His Unprincipled Politics And Complete Subservience To UMNO But That He Has Trained And Conditioned The Next Generation Of Gerakan Leaders To Be Equally Unprincipled And Subservient To UMNO.(en/cn)

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 11:21 PM PDT

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister and Penang Pakatan Rakyat Chair Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town on 2.10.2012

Gerakan President and former Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon's saddest legacy is not only his unprincipled politics and complete subservience to UMNO but that he has trained and conditioned the next generation of Gerakan leaders in his same mould. Koh claimed to have learnt from the lessons of the 2008 general election defeat.

And yet Koh continues to make personal attacks against me and endorse the campaign of lies by mainstream media that PR leaders are corrupt or engaged in sexual misconduct. Even family members are targetted such as my underaged son who was defamed by BN controlled mainstream media that my son had sexually assaulted his female classmate. Of course Koh see nothing wrong in such personal attacks and lies against PR leaders.

PR leaders do not sue the mass media on policy arguments and differences. However PR have a right to defend themselves when falsely accused of corruption and sexual misconduct without any right of reply. PR leaders have to prove that we are different from BN leaders in terms of integrity.

Koh had shown himself to be unprincipled by breaking his promise that he will not accept any appointment as Senator if he loses in the 2008 general elections. Koh still clings on to his post and Ministerial position despite announcing that he will not contest in the next general elections.

No Open Tender By Koh Tsu Koon In Komtar Urban Redevelopment Project In Penang.

Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon also claimed that he practiced open tender when he sold state land for the Komtar Urban Redevelopment project in Penang in 1995. He said the land was awarded to the second highest bidder at RM 240 per square feet in middle 1995 after the original bidder who tendered the highest price at RM300 per square feet in early 1993 had failed to pay the first instalment for the land.

How can there be an open tender when the second highest bidder is given another chance to bid two and a half years later when there should be a fresh tender? Koh fails to comprehend that the principles of open competitive tender does not permit the second highest bidder to be awarded in mid-1995, which is two and a half years after the bid was first awarded in early 1993.

When there is such a long duration of two and a half years between the award of the first and second tender, there should be a fresh tender to allow all who is interested to bid. Property valuation prices can not be valid after one year, much less two and a half years.

How can there be real change in Gerakan when Koh still insists that he practices open tender when this has never been BN's practice? Even his own Gerakan Youth wing has no confidence in either Gerakan changing or Koh's promises when they boycotted the Gerakan's debate session at the party’s national representatives conference last Sunday.

Gerakan Youth chief Lim Si Pin.said that there were too many warlords in Gerakan main body who have been there for 30 or 40 years. What hope is there for Gerakan when even their youth representatives launched a boycott when Gerakan Youth have no opportunity to speak? For such open defiance, Lim Si Pin will not be expected to be either a candidate at the next general elections or in the next leadership of Gerakan.

Koh's saddest legacy is not his subservience to UMNO but that he has trained and conditioned the next generation of Gerakan leaders to continue to submit blindly to UMNO's dictates. Koh and Gerakan has no sense of honour by supporting UMNO blindly, a party that shows no respect for Gerakan and him by tearing up Koh picture without an apology.

Why was Penang UMNO not reprimanded when its leaders called for the implementation of hudud on all including Muslims and non-Muslims? This is even worse than PAS wanting to implement hudud on Muslims only. DAP had publicly opposed PAS implementing hudud but no Gerakan leader dared to condemn Penang UMNO's extremist stance. Koh may have left but his ghost still lingers on in many Gerakan leaders that even if Gerakan holds the Chief Minister's post, Gerakan will not be the people's Chief Minister but a mere puppet to UMNO.

Lim Guan Eng

—Mandarin Version —

槟州首席部长兼槟州民联主席林冠英于2012年10月2日在乔治市发表声明:

许子根最可悲的遗产不只是他的无原则政治及对巫统的全然阿谀,而是他所栽培的新一代民政党领袖也一样没有原则及对巫统的阿谀。

许子根最可悲的遗产不只是他的无原则政治及对巫统的全然阿谀,而是他所栽培的新一代民政党领袖也和他一样,没有原则及对巫统的阿谀。许子根说他已经大2008年大选的大败中汲取教训。

但是,许子根还继续对我进行人身攻击、默许主流媒体对民联领袖进行的一系列谎言,包括涉贪及性不正确。就连我们的家人也成为他们的目标,例如:我的未成年儿子也被国阵控制的主流媒体诽谤,指他涉及性侵同班女同学。当然,许子根看不出这些对民联领袖的人身攻击及谎言有什么问题。

民联领袖不针对政治争议及差异起诉媒体。但是,如果民联被诬指为贪污或性不正确,却不获任何回应权,他们有权为自己辩护。民联领袖已经证明,在廉洁度方面,我们与国阵领袖不同。

许子根已经显示他没原则。2008年许子根承诺如果败选,他不会接受上议员的委任,大选后,他还是留恋党职及部长职位,尽管他已经宣布他不会在来届大选上阵。

许子根在光大城区再发展计划没有进行公开招标。

丹斯里许子根博士也说,他于1995年出售州政府给光大城区再发展计划时进行公开招标。他说,原本最高价的竞标者在1993年初,以每平方公尺300令吉标得上述地段,当这名竞标者无法偿还第一期的分期付款时,他们便把土地颁给标价第二高的竞标者(每平方公尺240令吉)。

当第二高标价者在两年半以后,还被给予机会获得标书,这怎么是公开招标呢?这种情况之下应该重新招标。许子根不理解公开招标竞争的原则,他不能让政府于1993年颁发标书给最高标价者后,两年半后又让出价第二高者得标。

当第一次颁发标书及第二次颁发标书的距离长达两年半时,政府应该重新招标让所有有兴趣的人参与竞标。房地产价格评估在一年后都变成无效,更甭说是两年半之后。

当国阵从来没有进行公开招标,许子根却坚持他曾进行公开招标,民政党怎么会有真正的改变?就连民青团对民政党的转变或许子根的承诺也没有信心,他们于上星期日抵制民政党全国代表大会的辩论环节。

民青团团长林时彬说,民政党母体内有太多诸侯,在党内待了30、40年。当本身民青团没有机会发言,导致青年代表抵制辩论时,民政党还有什么希望?随着林时彬公开违抗,看来他很难成为下一届大选的候选人或民政党的接班人。

许子根最可悲的遗产不只是他的无原则政治及对巫统的全然阿谀,而是他栽培了新一代民政党领袖也盲目地遵从巫统。许子根和民政党盲目地支持巫统已经令他们失去了光彩,巫统完全不尊重民政党和许子根,在撕毁许子根的肖像后,连一句道歉也没有。

为什么槟州巫统领袖呼吁在穆斯林和非穆斯林当中推行伊斯兰刑事法时,没有人谴责他们?这比伊斯兰党还糟,他们只是想在穆斯林中推行伊斯兰刑事法。行动党已经公开反对伊斯兰党推行伊斯兰刑事法,但是民政党领袖却不敢公开谴责槟州巫统的极端做法。许子根已经走了,但是,他的阴魂还徘徊在民政党领袖当中,就算民政党执掌槟州首长一职,民政党也当不了人民的首长,而是巫统的傀儡。

林冠英

Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud

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Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud


"Pro M" sapu bersih UIAM

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 08:34 AM PDT

Calon pro-Mahasiswa menggondol kesemua 26 kerusi dalam dalam pengundian semula yang dijalankan secara manual hari ini di kampus Universiti Islam Antarabangsa.

Seorang jurucakap kumpulan mahasiswa itu, Mohd Hafizuddin M Noor berkata, pengaruh pro-Mahasiswa meningkat di kampus itu dengan pertambahan tiga lagi kerusi, berbanding 23 kerusi pada tahun lalu.

Menurutnya, calon yang menang itu, termasuk 12 kerusi di kampus UIA Kuantan, diumumkan oleh wakil jawatankuasa pilihan raya kampus masing-masing di setiap fakulti.


Baki lima kerusi merupakan kerusi untuk calon antarabangsa.

UIA merupakan kubu terakhir yang dimenangi oleh pro-Mahasiswa.

Sebelum ini mereka memenangi pilihan raya di kampus Universiti Malaya dan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Pengundian semula hari ini dijalankan selepas keputusan pada hari pengundian 25 September digantung ekoran masalah teknikal apabila jumlah undi direkodkan melebihi jumlah mahasiswa keluar mengundi. 

Direct Free Kick

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Direct Free Kick


2 Okt 2012 - Perbincangan meja bulat perumahan pasca Bajet 2013 anjuran Pejabat Exco Perumahan Selangor.

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 04:09 AM PDT

YB Ahmad Razif Blog's

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YB Ahmad Razif Blog's


Menziarahi Ketua Wanita Bahagian

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 06:38 PM PDT



Semalam 1 Oktober 2012 telah menziarahi Ketua Wanita Bahagian Kuala Nerus, Puan Hajjah Khadijah binti Haji Awang di rumah beliau, Kg. Wakaf Baru.

Melawat Pesakit dan Minum Pagi dalam DUN Seberang Takir

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 05:23 PM PDT






Pada 1 Oktober 2012 telah masuk kampung untuk melawat pesakit dan menghulurkan sedikit bantuan untuk meringankan beban mereka. Selepas itu telah minum pagi dan beramah mesra bersama orang kampung di Kampung Teluk Ketapang, Seberang Takir.

Comments for Wee Choo Keong

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Comments for Wee Choo Keong


Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by Bodoh Bodoh!

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 01:42 AM PDT

Bodoh punya semua!!!!…. pairing up with answering patterns and choice of words, this so called anonymous survey is to weed out all you WCK bloggers…..
Wah… so very sly…..

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by MAS admirer

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 12:25 AM PDT

Ha..ha..ha.. heard that before….
Do you public know one of the company that have conducted many surveys is this !
They never tired of doing so… everything to do survey.. survey! End result God knows?
However guys you employee of the company.. do what is best, lets see what is the outcome… If I’m wrong.. that’s good. At least your boss is keeping his words.

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by KL Ang

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 12:02 AM PDT

You can run survey but you already know the problem. Here in YB WCK blog got alot already. but nobody in the board of directors or management want to admit many decisions taken has been wrong decisions. My freind in Mas say Top management sweep things under carpet. Also CEO cannot even come with clear business plan for staff to follow. We investors also want to know when Mas can make money. We want dividends. Staff want bonus. This month loss less than last month mean no profit made. Loss is still a loss ma.

CEO always talk about new aeroplane 380 and join 1World will make money. When? is 380 full everyday? can 1World make it full? How much is Mas losing every day? What action is taken on this? What is the income when 1World is available? Can anybody answer? Nobody can answer. No wonder Mas share is half prrice under par and staff morale is still low. What a shameful way to celebrate MAS 40 birthday on 1 Oct 2012!

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by joe

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 11:29 PM PDT

most probably this People Engagement survey will be another futile exercise. The problems in MAS are so glaring. For a start MAS has a useless botak in the Engineering but no actions from the CEO. Not much things are happening in the department. No business plan. For heaven sake just kick the botak out. This botak is the last waste from AirAsia that has been dumped upon MAS by the pariah.

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by MH LAE

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 08:33 PM PDT

The new logo is not practical as the top end is forward of the bottom end (slanting forward) if it is painted on an aircraft tail it would have to be a bit smaller compared to the old logo currently painted on the tail as the aircraft tail leading edge slants backwards from the fuselage to it’s tip.

Other observations on the new logo :

1. It looks like it is slowing down (top end forward of bottom end)… compared to the old logo which looks like it is accelerating (bottom end forward of top end)

2. It seems to signify a “top heavy” organization as it seems to be toppling head-first.

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by Johan

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 07:52 PM PDT

Cosmetic exercise will not work. It must be done with the intention to implement what the opinions of the staffs. We have been in MAS for years and we know what is wrong. Those who were parachuted into MAS only know how to take fat salaries. The botak is a classic example. Until today there is no business plan from him. Just another gaji buta contributing to another form of leakages in MAS.

AJ just get rid of him if you are really interested in the Survey. There are enough material in the comments in YB’s blog for you to take actions. To begins with, tell us how much is the cost of re-branding and designing fees of the new logo. Why are you still keeping quiet.

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by Hassan

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 06:48 PM PDT

Why is it difficult for AJ to be transparent with regards to the cost of re-branding and designing of the new logo? Was he trying to protect the little Napoleon in MAS? or the cost is hard to justify?

I agree that confidence will only be restored if AJ and the other management team are transparent in their decisions especially on the subject of spending. Re-branding and designing of new logo were unnecessary at this time. What MAS needs is a proper business plans.

We can see that until this date there was no proper business plans and everything was done in a haste and piecemeal basis. No proper planning at all and no transparency. How to support a directionless management?

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by jack1960

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 06:20 PM PDT

Survey . . . .

No amount of surveys nor consultants can improve “people engagement” without clarity of thought, vision & direction by the leadership. Maybe this is a start of getting industrial relations back on track, still the leadership needs to instill confidence to the employees, be seen to be fair, be seen to listen BUT not to be dictated by them.

However, don’t let this survey end up as just another “lip service”, ….. waste of money.

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by anonymous

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 06:11 PM PDT

How to support AJ when he is still keeping the incompetent botak? If one were to look at the background and qualifications of the botak one would not have put the botak any where near the management.

Comment on AJ’s “People Engagement Survey” should be supported by MH LAE

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 05:51 PM PDT

Of course we have and will continue to work our a**es off for the sake of our beloved company. But how can we give 100% if we just can’t even bring ourselves to trust our CEO?

We will remain sceptical as long as “Upin & Ipin” are at the helm of engineering & maintenance.

Nurul Izzah Anwar

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Nurul Izzah Anwar


Video: 2 million allocation, but I still assist

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 08:53 PM PDT

Interview by Free Malaysia Today during the Apt Mutiara Programme

Click here for the video: Nurul Izzah: ‘No 2million allocation,but I still assist’

Blog@Wengsan...博客@永山

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Blog@Wengsan...博客@永山


派月饼庆中秋,刘永山6号办中秋晚会

Posted: 02 Oct 2012 07:41 AM PDT

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim


KENYATAAN MEDIA: Isu Kepentingan Wanita Diketepikan Dalam Bajet2013

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 09:59 PM PDT

KENYATAAN MEDIA
2 OKTOBER 2012

1.    Terima kasih kepada pihak media yang hadir pada hari ini dan ini amat dihargai. Pada hari ini saya ingin mengulas mengenai belanjawan yang baru dibentangkan oleh PM Dato' Seri Najib.

 

2.    Isu-isu Wanita adalah luas dan pelbagai. Wanita membentuk separuh daripada penduduk Malaysia, tetapi penglibatan  wanita di sektor pekerjaan dan politik, adalah masih terhad. Pada hari ini, saya ingin melahirkan suara hati, sebagai seorang wanita yang pernah bekerja sebagai doktor pakar mata di hospital kerajaan selama 15 tahun. Saya juga ingin berbicara sebagai seorang muslimah dan ibu kepada 6 orang anak; saya bersyukur walaupun ayah mereka, Anwar Ibrahim dimasukkan ke dalam penjara dengan zalim, semua anak-anak kami boleh dikatakan berjaya mendapati pendidikan tinggi dan kini mempunyai kehidupan produktif dan gembira. Saya juga ingin berkata sebagai seorang nenek yang sudah mempunyai tiga orang cucu dan juga sebagai seorang ahli politik. Dengan pengalaman yang pelbagai inilah maka saya ingin membicarakan tentang isu-isu wanita.

 

3.    Wanita Pakatan Rakyat yang diketuai bersama oleh YB Hajah Zuraidah daripada KEADILAN, YB Chong Eng daripada DAP dan YB Hajah Siti Zailah daripada PAS telah berjaya menerbitkan satu polisi yang dipanggil "Agenda Wanita Malaysia". Dokumen ini mempunyai 7 teras yang komprehensif untuk meningkatkan dan memberdayakan Wanita: dasar pendidikan yang lebih baik, kelangsungan kesihatan dan kualiti hidup, penglibatan dan peluang ekonomi, kesejahteraan sosial, pendemokrasian politik, penguatkuasaan undang-undang daripada diskriminasi dan memupuk agenda Wanita muda. Kesemua dasar-dasar yang tersebut diatas ada terkandung di dalam Belanjawan Pakatan Rakyat kami.

 

4.    Saya ingin membuat perbandingan diantara Belanjawan Pakatan Rakyat dengan belanjawan BN UMNO dan akan menjelaskan dua polisi kami iaitu :-

• Caruman Wanita Nasional; dan

• Elaun Penjagaan Anak.

 

5.    Caruman Wanita Nasional adalah satu skim jaringan keselamatan sosial bagi Wanita suri rumah. Ideanya adalah seperti berikut; sekiranya suami meninggal dunia, menjadi kurang upaya atau menceraikan isteri, suri rumah akan mempunyai simpanan wang untuk menangani sebarang kemunkginan yang boleh terjadi. Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat bercadang untuk memberikan caruman sebanyak RM600 setahun kepada setiap suri rumah, dan akan memastikan dan menggalakkan suami menyumbang sejumlah wang sebanyak RM120 ke RM1,200 setahun kepada caruman yang sama.

 

6.    Sasaran skim ini adalah untuk memastikan seorang suri rumah mempunyai sekurang-kurangnya simpanan sebanyak RM30, 000 ketika usia 50 tahun. Kami menjangkakan terdapat 5 juta suri rumah yang bakal menyertai skim ini dan ianya akan menelan belanja kira-kira RM3 bilion setahun. Walaupun skim ini adalah berdasarkan kepada prinsip kebajikan, sasaran ekonominya adalah untuk menggalakkan simpanan peribadi. Skim ini adalah merupakan salah satu program kita untuk meningkatkan pendapatan isi rumah (disposable income).

 

7.    Skim Elaun Penjagaan Anak diperkenalkan untuk menolong wanita miskin yang bekerja dimana pendapatan isi rumah yang kurang daripada RM1, 000 sebulan. Bagi setiap kanak-kanak di bawah umur 12 tahun, kita akan menyediakan dana jagaan kanak-kanak sokongan sebanyak RM1, 000 setahun. Sokongan ini berhasrat membantu ibu yang bekerja untuk membayar yuran pengasuh menjaga anaknya ketika ibu sedang berkerja.

 

8.    Kini terdapat kira-kira 470,000 isi rumah miskin yang layak untuk skim ini dan pada kadar purata 2 orang kanak-kanak di bawah umur 12 tahun bagi setiap isi rumah, skim ini akan menelan belanja kira-kira RM940 juta setahun. Walaupun mahal, skim ini mempunyai sasaran ekonomi untuk membebaskan lebih ramai Wanita untuk menyertai tenaga kerja.

 

9.    Kesimpulannya; kedua-dua projek memberdayakan Wanita tersebut akan menelan belanja RM3.94 bilion setahun. Pada keseluruhannya, Pakatan Rakyat berhasrat untuk membelanjakan sehingga RM4.5 bilion setahun untuk kesemua program wanita, ini merupakan 10 kali ganda lebih daripada apa yang ditawarkan oleh UMNO BN.

 

 

Dato Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail,

Presiden

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

 

 

 —-

 

 Press statement , Dato' Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, President.

 

1.    Thank you for your presence today and for giving me this opportunity to comment on the budget.

 

2.    Women's issues are wide and varied. Women make up half of the population, and yet we are under-represented in the workforce and in politics. I speak as one who was a working woman, an eye doctor in government hospitals for 16 years while juggling further studies and motherhood. I also speak as a muslimah and a mother of 6 children. Thankfully all my children were blessed with the opportunity for higher education and they are leading happy and productive lives now, despite the dark days when their father was jailed. I also speak as a grandmother of three grandchildren. Today, I also address all of you, as a politician. Thus, it is with this wide and varied experience and understanding that I wish to discuss with you, the key matter of women's issues.

 

3.    As you may know, the women of Pakatan Rakyat are led by YB Hajah Zuraida from PKR, YB Chong Eng from DAP and YB  Hajah Siti Zailah of PAS. They have put together a policy document, called "The Malaysian Women's Agenda". This document calls for seven comprehensive thrusts to uplift and empower women: the need for better education, better health and quality of life, economic equity, social safety net, political participation, comprehensive legal protection from discrimination and nurturing young women. Spending plans to implement these policies are contained in our Pakatan Rakyat Budget.

 

4.    I wish to highlight, as a contrast to UMNO BN's miserly budget, our two most critical policies:

·                     Caruman Wanita Nasional (National Contributions Fund for Women); and

·                     Childcare Allowance.

 

 

5.    We propose the Caruman Wanita Nasional as a social safety net scheme for women who are homemakers. The idea is simple; in the event the husband dies, becomes disabled or divorces his wife, the woman homemaker will have some financial savings to fall back on. A Pakatan Rakyat government will provide a yearly payment of RM600 to homemakers, whilst ensuring the husband also contributes a sum ranging from RM120 to RM1,200 per year. The scheme's target is to ensure that a homemaker will have at least a savings of RM30,000 at age 50. We expect 5 million homemakers to participate in the scheme and it will cost about RM3 billion a year. This policy is not just based on compassionate grounds, but on real life problems faced by homemakers. Homemakers tend to have little to no income, so they almost have no savings of their own. It is also designed to encourage personal savings, and it is part of our broader policy to increase disposable income of households. 

 

6.    The Childcare Allowance scheme is designed for working women of poor households earning less than RM1,000 a month. For every child below the age of 12, we will provide a childcare support fund of RM1,000 a year per child. This will go some way toward helping the working mother pay for a baby sitter for her child, whilst she works. There are currently about 470,000 poor households that will qualify for this and at an average headcount of 2 children per household being below 12, this program will cost about RM940 million. This is not a handout policy but it is an economic instrument to enable more women to join the workforce.            

 

7.    In conclusion, our two projects for empowering women call for spending of RM3.94 billion. All in, we intend to spend up to RM4.5 billion a year on programs for women. This is 10 times more than UMNO BN's spending plans for women.

 

Dato' Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail

President

Parti Keadilan Rakyat 

Outstanding Article (Why Anwar Ibrahim?)

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 08:51 PM PDT

PLEASE HELP CIRCULATE THIS-ITS TIME RACE POLITICS ENDED IN OUR COUNTRY!!!Great article by John Lee M K. You will never believe that this is a 22-year-old.
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It ignores a simple reality: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has already made history by being the first Malay politician to ever actually win more political support through an explicitly non-racial platform. It is practically impossible to underestimate how Anwar bucked the trend; he has completely turned our understanding of politics in this country on its head.

History has already made it crystal-clear; Malay politicians who try to unite the country by appealing to a common sense of Malaysian-ness inevitably wind up heading into political oblivion. Dato Onn Ja’afar’s political career went up in flames the moment he founded the first multiracial political party in the country, in spite of it having every conceivable advantage – it was literally the incumbent party of the time because of Onn’s towering status in Malayan politics. And it, of course, foundered completely.

Since then nobody has even tried to unite the Malays as Malaysians. Unite the Malays as Malays, of course; Syed Jaafar Albar famously proclaimed in the 1960s that he was a Malay first and a Malaysian second. Syed Hussein Alatas made an admirable attempt to change Malaysian politics through Gerakan, and we all know how that turned out. Literally every Malay leader who has tried to be Malaysian first ever since has risked being branded as a sell-out, a puppet of the non-Malays and a stooge of Lee Kuan Yew.

The one exception was Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who experienced some brief success with his Bangsa Malaysia idea. This only makes sense, considering Dr Mahathir’s iron-fisted handling of anyone who dared to oppose him; it is thus a pity that he never took this policy beyond mere words.

The moment Dr Mahathir handed over the reins to his successor, Malay politicians were up in arms criticising Bangsa Malaysia as a ‘nebulous’ and untenable concept for daring to acknowledge that the non-Malays have a place in this country too.

So here we are today: 51 years after independence, the easiest way to tar a Malay politician next to calling him a Jew-lover is to accuse him of saying this country belongs to the Chinese and Indians too. That is simply how Malaysian politics works; to win the support of the Malays, you need to denounce the non-Malays as foreign squatters, who are only here as a matter of privilege rather than right, a privilege revocable at any time.

And what a coincidence it is – that is exactly how the Malaysian government works too. If you’re not an Indonesian who can be counted as a Malay, your application for permanent residency or citizenship can never hope to see the light of day. If you’re not a Malay, you can expect to hear your fair share of racist remarks in a public national school – and not from students, mind you, but teachers. As a student you can expect a syllabus which teaches you about the meaning of ketuanan Melayu rather than bangsa Malaysia. As an employee you can expect a civil service where you’re not welcome unless they need you to fulfil their minuscule quota of non-Malay recruits. As an entrepreneur you can expect a government – and many government-linked companies – which will not give you any business unless you are a Malay. Half a century after independence, and that’s what 40% of this country has to look forward to.

And since this is how the government works, up-and-coming politicians and political activists realise this is how politics works too. That is why even though you will never hear the typical Malaysian voicing such sentiments, political activists will readily denounce the non-Malays as foreign squatters here at the behest of a social contract which gives them the privilege, not right, to stay and live here.

Since this is how politics and government have worked since time immemorial, we owe Anwar an incredible debt for nearly single-handedly
turning all this – everything – completely on its head. For the past half century, to be a good Malay leader, you have either had to publicly proclaim your support for ketuanan Melayu – and not the mild ketuanan as in strong leadership, but ketuanan as in ‘blood will run in the streets if our demands are not met’ – or you have had to simply avoid commenting on the issue and just hope you can be all things to all people. Anwar ran on a platform, not of vague meaningless nice-sounding platitudes, but a platform explicitly against everything ketuanan Melayu stands for.

This is a man, mind you, who celebrated the end of his ban on active politics by damning ketuanan Melayu and consigning it to the dust heap of history. This is a man who has publicly and repeatedly proclaimed that his commitment is to the sovereignty of the people – ketuanan rakyat – rather than the dominance of the Malays.

This is a man who has never wavered from his stand that the philosophy of government assistance based on racial origin, rather than economic
status, is fundamentally and morally wrong. This is a man who has repeatedly, wherever he goes, whoever he speaks to, driven home the
same point, again and again: ‘Anak Melayu, anak saya. Anak Cina, anak saya. Anak India, anak saya.’

And this is a man who has had everything in the traditional playbook of Malaysian politics thrown at him. He’s been labelled a heretic, a sodomite, a liar, a hypocrite, a traitor willing to sell the Malays and Malaysians out at a moment’s notice. The ruling coalition has done everything in their power to make it known far and wide that this is a man committed to non-racialism; committed to a Malaysia where everyone belongs.

Regardless of whether you think he deserves it, or if he was just lucky, credit is due to Anwar: where so many brave Malay leaders have fallen and failed, he has won an incredible victory. Onn Ja’afar was vilified simply for opening up his political party to Malayans of all creeds and colours; Anwar has gone above and beyond, explicitly declaring that this is a country for all Malaysians, whoever they might be. And he has won a resounding victory.

It would be one thing if he scraped through with a majority of less than 5,000 votes in the recent by-election, but the fact is, it was not even close – not with a landslide majority of 15,000, larger even than the majority his wife won before he explicitly condemned ketuanan Melayu. Anwar has succeeded where everyone else has failed; he has carved out a broad base of political support, not on a platform of rights or privileges for one community, but a platform of justice and equality of opportunity for all communities.

Criticise Anwar all you like for his inconsistent and wishy-washy stands on other issues. Criticise his coalition for its internal dissension and strange hypocrisy all you want. You can even say you have no intention of trusting a man who might just stab you in the back the moment he gains power.

The fact of the matter is, you do not have a choice between Anwar and your ideal, committed, consistent, sincere Malaysian leader. Your choice, in the here and now, is between Anwar and a regime built on racism, built on stoking the flames of mistrust and hatred. This regime of hatred has delivered its promise of ketuanan Melayu; why should we expect things to be any worse under a regime promising ketuanan rakyat? At the worst, it’s the same old shit under a different government; at best, we might finally have a government and a political system which works for all Malaysians rather than whoever yells the loudest and threatens the most blood.

As far as taking power is concerned, this is still a long shot. Anwar may yet turn out to be a flop on delivering if he ever gets the chance to govern. But the simple and stark reality is, as far as we who live in the present are concerned, he is our best and only chance to put a stop to this insanity.

Anwar is not the perfect vessel for uniting the country, but there is a reason he scares the powers that be: he is the first real chance we have ever had to unite the country against the demons of racialism and parochialism. And for now, he is our only chance. He is the only one who can cross ethnic barriers to proclaim a commitment to a Malaysia where Malaysians, not Malays, are sovereign, and actually win more support than before.

I am no huge fan of Anwar, but I recognise what he has done, and how far he has come. I support him, not because I like him as a person, but because I believe in the cause he champions, and because I believe that if there is any person in this country who can make that dream a reality, it is Anwar Ibrahim.

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Posted: 01 Oct 2012 10:41 AM PDT


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