Monday, August 30, 2010

PM : make Malaysia the best country

In conjunction with the National Day, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak called on Malaysians to renew their commitment and strengthen their resolve to make Malaysia the best country.

"Please remember that Malaysia is our homeland; this is the place where we were born, the place where we grow up, where we find our livelihood, a place where we find happiness and where we shall be laid to rest," he said.

Najib Abdul Razak said the society should not allow the Malaysian way of life, which is based upon diversity and moderation, to be undermined by extreme attitudes which manifest themselves through racial and religious issues.

"Everything which we have achieved, everything which we have built, and things which are dear to us, will be destroyed.

"We should, therefore, value the prevailing peace, harmony and stability in the country."

He also said that the time had come for the current generation to take the lead to propel the country to greater heights.

Saying that the real challenge for Malaysians today was to transform the country to become a developed and high-income nation by the year 2020, Najib said, the government had put in place strong foundations in the form of the Government Transformation Plan and Economic Transformation Plan to achieve the objective.

Friday, August 27, 2010

PM: “zero-tolerance” policy towards racism

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak moved today to dispel any notion that the government was not acting impartially against those fanning racial tensions in the country, following a number of incidents and articles in the local media.

“No one should twist the issue into a racial angle as if the government practices selective prosecution,”

He said there were short-text messages circulating which were spreading half-truths with the purpose of fanning racial tension.

The Umno president said these messages claim that the government actions favored one race over another.

He stressed that action will be taken those making statement that reeks of racism, including those that leads to destruction on property regardless of whether it involves churches or suraus.

Najib said the ruling bloc will not stand for racist remarks from anyone. This was the prime minister’s first response to a heated debate surrounding two school heads for the past two weeks.

Earlier this month, two Malay school principals in Johor and Kedah sparked a public furore when it was reported that they had made racist remarks aimed at their ethnic Chinese and Indian students.

Najib said his administration must adopt a “zero-tolerance” policy towards racism and will take immediate action against those found to have made racial slurs.

Monday, August 9, 2010

You got Chua Soi Lek’s facts wrong completely

Ironically, article spinning would be the losing strategy. It end up with worthless and not the exact same meaning with the intension to confuse readers.

It reflect the unethical side of the media which resulted from lack of qualified personnel. The decision to commit an unprofessional act and to behave unprofessionally in order to accomplish their personal goals are highly condemned.

The so called spinning Doctor is trying to confuse you to sell some ideas that may seem smart, but can ultimately destroy the good reputation the politician has worked years to build.

Undeniably, the opposition manage to create a myopic illusion to misleading and fool the public that only religious opposition to cloning a little better government.

Chua Soi Lek's remarks is purely a political rebuttal to the opposition’s rebuttal. The ultimate aim of MCA President Chua Soi Lek is to highlight the political logic and reality about the opposition especially PAS.

“Do not be too optimistic that once PAS rules the government, the country will be free from corruption and other problems. Bear in mind, some of the most corrupted countries are Muslim-majority countries.”

“Although Malaysia is also a Muslim-majority country, we are luckier because of the moderate and pragmatic policies implemented by the Barisan Nasional government.”

Clearly, it can be seen the media behave unprofessionally and Chua Soi Lek's remarks had been wrongly reported in order to create a critical mass unfavorable to the ruling party under the banner of freedom of press and news value.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

RM30 m for the 10th Sarawak election

The 10th Sarawak state election is around the corner and it might be held anytime from now.

EC chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said, the Election Commission is ready to conduct the 10th Sarawak state election and has set aside RM30 million for purpose, although the current term of the state assembly would only expire in July next year, he said, the commission was ready for the poll anytime.

Sarawak has 71 state seats. The EC allocated RM31 million to carry out the state election in 2006 with the bulk of the expenditure was for helicopter charges due to accessibility problems in certain areas.

Abdul Aziz said the EC had so far registered a total of 940,924 voters in Sarawak. Last year, the EC registered 29,278 new voters compared to 18,830 in 2008.