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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Political Leadership and Development Plans; From half-past six to Tiga Suku



This is a verbatim reproduction of comments posted by the visiting blogger Walla. As always, his incisive analyses are always appreciated. The entire comments are as follows:-

We no longer have the politics to make the economics of 11MP successful.
For all the shameless mainstream spin by the Umno leadership, people have already withdrawn all trust in the N government. Except for the three thousand or less putting on their powdered faces of support for photo opportunities with view to the next set of Umno-spawned kickbacks from projects funded out of taxes paid by long-suffering rakyat, the millions of other lowly members are disenchanted in the same way they have been disenfranchised.
Without widespread national trust, there will be disbelief in the numbers churned to show the economy will remain fundamentally healthy and on track to achieve V2020; as a result, more investors will shy away, and programmes will not be followed with the energy and focus needed for the last leg towards 2020, a vision now a mirage but for the shifting of the per capita income goalpost that is said to signify developed status however by mere aggregation of incomes without doing any justice to the way incomes have been lopsidedly distributed down the pyramid of the populace.
Today that statistical distortion is further magnified by price hike pressures from the GST regime and it shows the Umno government did not pay heed to better counsel that prices will go up beyond six percent because the market distribution system here is layered with no equivalent redemption for the final end-consumer.
The corrupt inside that 20 percent of Umno destroys all of Umno in much the same way the full entity of Umno as 20 percent of the Malay populace is destroying the entire Malay community, what more the whole country. Same ratio of destruction.
Why is there no more progressive politics in the country?
On the one hand we have a trouble-making Umno engaged in internecine war between two camps cut from the same mischief-making cloth, fashioned by the same hands of corruption, moulded by the same apa-salah mindset of unbridled no-conscience power chase. As a group they have made some progress. Before, they were all half-past six politicians. Today, three-quarter past six. All tiga-suku.
On the other hand, we have a group of pre-pubescent i-have-claws luminaries who can lie in the name of the Almighty and yet petulantly crave for ranking respect by sheer expedient of ignoring the principles behind the reasons why their leadership was criticized.
If a leadership cannot take constructive criticism that unearths shallow mentality and low emotional quotients, how can the leadership become better enough to lead properly and progressively for all, especially when everyone knows the constitution does not provide for any federal government to subrogate secular law to theocratic law not subscribed by all? It is bad enough as it is for the present batch of judges on the secular bench to recuse themselves from their sworn oaths to uphold federal justice whenever they encounter provincial cases where theocratic issues are presented.
And here we are lima tahun to Visi 2020 but over the bodies of the progressives. That issue is just a feint for the bigger cause of galvanizing unthinking support towards overturning the very consensus that had laid the foundation of this nation. But the last anyone checked, that nation is still diverse, multi-racial, plural, multi-faith. Fundamentally, rich in humanity. So isn't it stupid to test Him over something that was not even scripted for this age and place in order to win votes that will only splinter off the two fixed-deposit states?
So these two groups of our Melayu brigands and braggarts are locking horns over a turf destroyed by one, inundated by the other. And some people are still snarky whenever such remarks are made. They sneer at complaints and ask for solutions. But in all honesty, are they saying the solutions must still be Umno-branded or PAS-burnished when all already know no real solution can ever be found from the cause of a problem?
There was one time the Saudis were a wheat-exporter. They wanted to be self-sufficient in food. It was indeed a blessing finding that cache of subterranean water reservoir. They mined it and lost no time to pay their farmers five times the global market price for their produce; of course the transport fuel was also made free. In no time, the water reservoir was exhausted and they have returned to the desert.
A developed status for an economy is not what happens in the country alone. More than infrastructure and buildings and farms, it is what happens inside the minds of its citizens. Because if they are right-minded, they will ask themselves first how do we sustain progress? And then act on their reasoning. No point chasing self-syioking single successes at ruinous cost.
Our policy-makers have no long-horizon vision. Same with the Saudis. And part of our foreign policy is to beat a path to them? If the retort is that we want more haj quota so that more can fulfil the moral obligation, how does that sync with selling TH a radioactive asset that would denude its fund in the same way Felda's share assets have been depleted to the utmost pain of farmers who have borrowed money to buy them?

9 comments:

walla 10 June 2015 at 10:19  

continuing from last thread:

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The ways things are going, the 11MP should exchange place of importance with the annual Auditor-General's report. The AuG report tells the story of official corruption and crass incompetence. The 11MP is just a bunch of nice-to-read's cooked up and assembled in air-conditioned climes by people divorced from reality on the ground. One is fact, the other fiction. Why continue to sell spin when what the country needs is a massive dose of reality so that the last wake-up call is applied before this nation is wheeled into the final ICU to be delivered last rites by the buy-one-free-one package of N and H?

Our industries are not competitive. Agriculture is down and dependent on foreign workers. Manufacturing is up but the figures hide the fact we are still semi-finished assemblers so that the value added is just enough to pay workers wages less capital depreciation to the benefit of foreign MNCs. Services as in tourism is hit by tailspin of natural as well as man-made disasters such as a security which cannot even defend a dialogue in the very home ground of the country's so-called biggest politikus party, moreover a dialogue on a topic in which the only solution is to sell state letrik assets to foreigners in contravention of the very and bigger security that is to protected. And most of the rakyat have only an SPM but however with it they can only achieve the most humiliating scores in international tests. Mining is kaput although the Umno government is sharpening its knife to raise the prices of fuel in order to add to its GST ripping in order to achieve a higher national income in order to say hurray we are financially independent to be a developed state.

Meanwhile most of the rakyat die the slow death of economic atrophy spiced by political disgust. Some will jump over bridges. Others will hang themselves. The young - what future have they got? They have been tooled to not be able to engage profitably with the world. The middle-aged - what are they facing? Mountains of debts until they have to take on multiple jobs in an economy that is actually going nowhere once the spin is stopped. The old - whither their last days? Fraught with worry, dismayed by the state of a society sundered by injustice and calumny. And to cap it all - as the currency weakens, prices will rise even faster, furthermore magnified by the GST regime which yet remains stoutly defended by one who can't fry an egg and by the other who racistly blames chinese traders. Those who have not yet hung themselves.

And yet we have this capital suggestion to reproduce more because lo and behold the population will soon age too much fifteen years after 2020. Will the said ministeress care to exchange place with one farmer's wife? In good months which are getting rarer these days, the farmer makes about a thousand four but for a family of eight plus one infant. The six children have no education and amuse themselves amongst the trees; they will have no future save selling pau's and nasi lemak by roadsides. Both parents have no education and from the lines on their faces, much cause for worry. But because they are young, they didn't see it coming. The baby contracted a fever. It was ignored. The baby died. They asked for a loan so that they could hold a kenduri in keeping with custom. One load piled into one grief piled into a tragedy which could have been avoided.

Welcome to Vision 2020.


Hamka4712 10 June 2015 at 10:26  

Assalamualaikum Datok.
Saya ingain berkongsi sedikit pandangan tentang kita hari ini dalam menghadapi kemelut krisis yg semakin kusut.
Tadi pagi dalam perjalanan ketempat kerja, saya mengikuti berita dari BERNAMA RADIO 24 Extra.
Saya sebak apabila berita tentang kepayahan yg di lalui olih 2 orang daripada 6000 kakitangan MAS yg di berhentikan minggu lepas. Kedua duanya menangis teresak2 mengenangkan masa depan yg akan dilalui selepas di berhentikan.
Apa yg ingin saya komen disini bukanlah apakan jadi kepada 6000 kakitangan yg bertanggung jawab mungkin terhadap 25 hingga 30 ribu ahli keluarga. Tetapi saya ingain bertanya apakah tindakan yg akan diambil olih pihak berwajib untuk meringankan penderitaan mereka ini.
Sebelum ada MAS kita ada apa yg di kenali sebagai MSA, Namun selepas perpecahan Singapura dari Malaysia pada tahun 1965, maka ujud lah apa yg hari ini kita kenali sebagai MAS dan SIA.
Selepas 50 tahun, maka hari ini kita lihat sendiri apa terjadi keatas MAS dan SIA.
MAS dan SIA sama menyambut Jubli EMAS masing dengan keadaan ibarat Langit dan Bumi.
Selama 50 puluh tahun kita melihat bagaimana MAS ditunggangi bagi pihak2 tertentu sehingga akhirnya MAS menghembus nafasnya yg terakhir dala suasana menyambut Jubli Emas 50 tahunya.
Mari kita tanya soalan2 ini kepada mereka yg bertanggung jawab.

Kenapa MAS tersungkur hingga membawa maut sedangkan ianya adalah kepentingan Negara?
Kenapa selama melalui jangka waktu yg begitu lama mereka2 yg bertanggung jawab tidak pernah memikirkan kemudaratan yg berterusan?
Apakah tidak ada rasa kebertanggung jawaban khususnya dari Orang No 1 Negara terhadap kakitangan dan keluarga mereka yg menjadi mangsa akan trajedi ini?
Tidak ada kah rasa bersalah dari kalangan mereka2 yg telah menyebabkan musnahnya satu entiti Negara di sebabkan kerakusan dan kecuaian terangcang?
Dimanakah Wira2 Negara yg selalu didepan,kenapa dalam isu ini kalian semua membisu?
Dimanakah suara2 Ahli2 Kabinet yg selalu melaongkan Rakyat DIDAHULUKAN?

Sebelum terlambat saya syorkan khususnya YAB PM NAJIB dan YB2 semua, sedarlah akan balasan ALLAH keatas YAB dan YB2 disebabkan olih doa2 orang2 yg dizalimi.
Assalamualaikum.


walla 10 June 2015 at 13:53  

5/5

The political situation now is dicey. N has become the first PM whose word no one believes. Provided his elongated pinocchio nose would allow him to get past the door, it would be more appropriate if he downgrades himself to be foreign minister and leave in his new jetplane (http://is.gd/O9FkKA); except for scandals financial and flesh remaining unanswered, no one misses him anyway.

And none of the others in his cabinet is worth the name tags on their lapels. 1MDB has a coal-fired thermal plant but the coal is overpriced and all know why. Better to use them instead for firewood, these jokers of N's wooden cabinet. Mhy is no better so shaft the suggestion that he takes over just because the grise (greased?) eminence said so by allusion to hierarchy. Instead, buang-lah semua and half of peace will reign again in this tired land. What can Mhy and his hangers-do that have already not been done by N and his hangers-on? Go any lower than ground zero and one can smell the syaitanic odor of sulfur, no?

The very fact M hinted for Mhy is therefore enough concern for all not just N to be wary of what's coming next. After all, M in capitalizing on the 1MDB exposure proffered not one word of thanks or gratitude to the Sarawak Report or the DAP/PKR team for taking the initiative much earlier. If the Opposition could be happy he has taken up cudgels on the issue, why couldn't he have given credit to them for having first sounded the issue? It goes to show the Opposition have more honest statesmen who are wholly concerned for the country and the rakyat than him with 22 year ministerial experience who remains concerned only for a party of his own taint that has long become rotten to the core. WHY does he continue to defend Umno when sunlight has already shone on its guttersnipe scarecrowed face? is already an answer in search of its question.

The other dicey bit which is central to these closing comments is Hadi and his ulamaks. They are stoned dreamers. It is only now they are facilely admitting they are not interested in Putrajaya but who will believe that? Let's assume one can still take their word for it, if that is at all possible. Then they have become a complete liability to Pakatan. If they are not for Pakatan, then they should not insist on still wanting to stay on in Pakatan. Their staying on will make it impossible for PKR and DAP to operate in the two fixed deposit states of Umno which is as good as closing down the one chance the rakyat have for real change to this tired land.

But that is not all. Remembering Perak, what is to prevent a replay of another sleight-of-hand at seizing power from a Selangor Assembly hung by and on flighty votes by the thinnest margin? Overnight, the richest state in the land can be seized and someone will be getting the kidex contract revived again as reward.

Does anyone think if Umno gets Selangor with the help of PAS, Hadi won't extract a deal that will destroy not just the plural society of the state but all of Malaysia by 2020?

After all, if his party can take exception to people criticizing the host of the house for saying the issue they are selling is not from a house but a slaughter-house aka abbatoir, what is to keep PAS from thinking like that again to ramp through other arguments in the mould of a Zahid, Noh, Ibali or Zaik?

With only five years to 2020, we are reduced to this situation. Does anyone believe it is still possible to be enlightened, wise, compassionate, honest, fair, just, prosperous and progressive?

Our Malays destroyed this nation. Only the shell of the past will echo into what's left of the future already pawned off today.

GEORGE CHOO,  10 June 2015 at 17:08  

Dato sak,the latest from DAP Penang is that Umno and Najib CURI 2 billion from AMANAH RAYA which is the agency that collect all the UNCLAIM MONIES.

AMANRAYA PUN KENA.DO NOT BE SURPRISED if 1 MDB CURI BILLIONS from BSN,SME BANK,BANK RAKYAT,AGRO BANK,MBSB AND POSSIBLY BANK NEGARA.

EXIM bank kena 600 Million,Affin Bank 2 billion and I am sure other banks also KENA.
ExcepT fOR CIMB,PUBLIC BANK,HONG LEONG AND THE FOREIGN BANKS ALL LOCAL BANKS SURE KENA.

At a forum at Auditorium MPAJ, Ketua ABIM,Saudara Amidi sAID that Tabung Haji OVERPAY
when buying MENARA TH SELBORN (THE HQ for NATIONAL SERVICE pusat khidmat negara).

Imagine this scenario,1 MDB WILL BRING DOWN THE WHOLE FINANCIAL SYSTEM OF MALAYSIA.
JANGAN CAYA DENGAN KATA KATA ZETI BANK NEGARA.DO NOT BE SURPRISED SHE IS ALSO A PART OF THE CONSPIRACY.

EVERYWHERE YOU SEE THE HAND OF 1MDB.

Muhiyuddin is useless and he deserved to be kick out when NAJIB reshuffle the cabinet
which he has decided in SAUDI ARABIA.According to my research,NAJIB go to SAUDI WITH 2 OBJECTIVES.

One, to see the SAUDI KING to PINJAM WANG.

TWO,TO DECIDE OF A CABINET RESHUFFLE.

Najib is the worst PM for Malaysia and I AM VERY SAD FOR TUN RAZAK.

BANGKITLAH ORANG MELAYU,SEDARLAH ORANG MELAYU,KITA MEMPUNYAI PEMERINTAH YANG BERNAMA UMNO YANG MEROMPAK DAN MEROSAKKAN NEGARA KITA YANG SAYANGI.Jika kamu semua masih TIDUR,HABISLAH MALAYSIA.





Anonymous,  10 June 2015 at 20:38  

Datuk, Walla,
it's not tiga suku, it has become lima suku because all statements from PM are not worthy of respect and fail the comprehension tests. Say what you like PM ,do what you want, no one believes you anymore.

Anonymous,  10 June 2015 at 20:49  

Is it true Fitch and Moody has downgraded Malaysia to BBB?

Firestone 11 June 2015 at 04:03  


And today, another clown from the Putrajaya circus made the comment that the falling ringgit is good for tourism, which is also under his ministry... this goes to show once again how shallow this bunch of clowns at Putrajaya circus are. If only they realize how terrified and worried parents are as they need to send money in USD to their kids studying overseas, they will need to fork out many more ringgits. And sadly, most of these children studying overseas are those in dentistry, engineering, medicine and even actuarial science... these are the subjects most non-Bumis cannot get a place in local universities and had to send their children overseas and these are the course Putrajaya does not provide scholarships as these studies are limited only to the Bumiputras...

This is how angry people has become Dato Sak. It is bad enough we suffer having to spend more money for our children's education and then adding salt to our wound are stupid and idiotic comments from a clown like Nazri Aziz insensitive to the trouble and hardship many of us are going through.

The way this country is run and the type of people running this place does not augur well for this country. Just look at these names : Ismail Sabri, Shahidan Kassim, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Ahmad Maslan, Hassan Malek, oh my God.... I am sure there are much more qualified and better Malays out there than this bunch of half-past-six ministers?

Firestone 11 June 2015 at 04:13  


Garuda was voted Best Economy Class for 2014.... what is there to say anymore?

bruno 11 June 2015 at 06:59  

Malaysia a high income and developed nation by 2020?First it must have capital investment in modern equipment and technology.High productivity and well trained and skilled workers vs cheap imported unskilled labor?Which is which?

If Malaysia depends heavily on imported cheap labor,that is including the chickens for the hen house,then we will have to wait for the cows to come home and have great,great grand babies.

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