I spoke last night at Cameron Highlands which is only an hours drive from Galas. The by election at Galas which will take place on Thursday 4thNovember2010 is expected to be a tight race. Given to understand for over a decade there has been no formal political dinner talks held in Cameron Highlands by the DAP in the scale it was done yesterday. Among the speakers were CM Lim Guan Eng, Augustine, Simathri, Thomas Su, Tony Puah, Chong Eng, Leong Mei Meng and many others. It was well attended.
Among other matter i spoke on the following issues;
It has been more than a year since Dato Sri Najib took over from Tun Abdullah as the nation’s 6th prime minster.
As usual, a new prime minister will introduce his own slogan and make promises.
Najib has introduced 1 Malaysia concept and promised that he will be a prime minister for all Malaysians. He has often stressed People first, Performance Now slogan.
But has he been able to walk his talk? Or is BN government still “ cakap tidak serupa bikin” ?
The answer is obvious, BN government is unable to change and it is still “cakap tidak serupa bikin”!
Let’s look at some issues and cases.
There is still shortage of Chinese primary schools in various parts of the country but yet no new school can be built based on need.
Many schools still have to raise their own money from the public to upgrade their much needed infrastructure and facilities. Students will still have to pay miscellaneous fees to help support the schools.
One Tmail primary school in Hulu Selangor had no Tenaga Nasional electricity and water supplies for a few decades only had such supplies connected in the recently parliamentary by election.
In the Sibu by election, the prime minister abandoned his “People First, Performance Now” slogan and wanted to make a “You help me, I help you” deal with the voters on the issue of flood problem. Of course, when the by election results were announced, he knew the people’s answer was “No deal!”.
Najib recently declared that the government’s stand is zero tolerance against racism, but what satisfactory action has been taken against the Johor school head who made derogatory and insulting racial slurs against the students?
Cakap tidak serupa bikin!
If BN government really believes in People First, Performance Now slogan , then eligible farmers in Cameron Highlands ought to have been given land titles, not TOL, long ago.
But instead of issuing land titles to the farmers, bulldozers were sent in to their farms.
This is not “People First, Performance Now” but “People Last, Bulldozers Now”.
The prime minister is down with chicken pox and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Today, the Deputy Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin delivered speech on his behalf at the Second World Chinese Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur.
The Prime Minister said, “ Malaysia would not be what it is today without the industry, expertise and dedication of the Malaysian Chinese community”.
“Likewise, there will be a bleak future for Malaysia without the Chinese community’s support. We would clearly fall short of reaching the goals to become a developed nation by 2020.”
Yes, indeed the Chinese, along with the other races have made major contribution to the nation. Contribution from all, regardless of race, is much needed to make our nation a success.
The problem that the nation faces today is not the people, whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans, Ibans, Orang Asli or other minorities.
The greatest problem is because we have a government that cannot change and has failed to make Malaysians feel that there is usual place for all under the Malaysian sun.
Despite being a resource rich country, Malaysia has been said to face bankruptcy in 2019 unless food, petrol and other subsidies are cut.
Can the Malaysians continue to place their hopes on BN?
The answer is a big NO.
Come next general election, Malaysians of all races must rise to the occasion and ensure the success of Pakatan Rakyat’s electoral objective of March Towards Putrajaya.