Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Enough is enough; Lets start new journey with PR Government

M Kula Segaran's speech at Chinese New year function in DAP Service Centre Teluk Intan on Monday, February 14, 2011


Come next general election, Malaysians who have long yearned for change for the better should also say “enough is enough” and rise to the occasion to vote PR to form the new Federal and Perak state governments.

When delivering his speech at a Chinese New Year open house and briefing on the Malaysian Innovation Agency held at SJK (C) Sungai Way in Petaling Jaya on February 11, the Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib warned the business community that for the sake of their future, they should not take chances by supporting the opposition.

It was reported in the media that although he did not exactly indicate what he was referring to, it was indirectly meant that they should not support Pakatan Rakyat.

He was quoted as saying:-

I share your dreams and aspirations (to build the country). What I want to achieve is a tall order, and I am asking you to join me in this quest.

"The journey may be long, but let us take the journey together. This is not the time to experiment and take chances with your future. I am sure you know what I am referring to... business people are always pragmatic and astute"

I agree with Najib that business people are always pragmatic and astute. And I also agree that no one should simply take chances with their future.

But it is through change that better future can be brought about. And Malaysians must support the opposition for change. The change that will be brought about by PR is definitely going to be change for the better.

The people’s desire for change resulted in the political tsunami of the 2008 general election which caused BN its unprecedented electoral debacle. It is coming to 3 years since Malaysian voters made the historic and courageous decision to vote for change.

What has the “change” brought about? Better or worse for the people, including the business community, in the states governed by the PR state governments ?

In Penang, open tender system has been implemented to encourage transparency and fairness. Good FDI has been attracted. In Perak when PR was in power, various policies which would benefit the people eg freehold and for new villages, land and fund allocations for Chinese independent schools were introduced.

There are more examples which I can quote but suffice to say that the political change which took place in the last general election did not wreck businesses.

PR is therefore a coalition that the people can trust to being about a better Malaysia for all. In fact, the business people and all other Malaysians who want a better Malaysia should vote for change through the ballot boxes in the next general election.

A few days ago, the courageous Egyptians decided that enough was enough and fought against all odds to topple the dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Come next general election, Malaysians who have long yearned for change for the better should also say “enough is enough” and rise to the occasion to vote PR to form the new Federal and Perak state governments.

Thanks.

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