Mar 29, 2011

Poverty Reduction? Easy, Just Lower the Benchmark!

WOW! Only 108 left?

By Jayanath Appudurai

ACCORDING to the Government Transformation Programme [GTP] Annual Report released on 27 March 2011, there are only “108 extreme poor households” left. The GTP within a span of 12 months transformed the lives of 44,535 extreme poor households. {See Chart}

To say the least, this is a stupendous achievement! An intractable problem that the nation has been grappling with for more than 40 years has ostensibly been solved in 1 year!
Should not the Government be lauded for this?

Guess, it all depends on how ‘extreme poor’ is defined?

Read More from Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia HERE

Mar 23, 2011

UMNO's Control of the Malay Mind

"The ministers give the Malay populace a low quality education but they send their own children overseas."

An excellent article by Mariam Mokhtar published in Malaysiakini on 21 March 2011. This is a MUST READ article for all Malaysian.

1 Malaysia but 2 Malays - Mariam Mokhtar

It is impossible to know what the hundreds of thousands of Malays truly want in the way of political reform. Most are reticent about presenting their real views. Others cannot articulate what they want without being emotional or illogical.

Mar 9, 2011

Malaysia Gambling with Toxic Industry!

Cheah Kok Leong was born with severe mental disabilities that is believed
to be due to the radioactive exposure from Asian Rare Earth of  Bukit Merah

Under Construction in the industrial port of Kuantan is going to be the World's Biggest Toxic Rare Earth Refinery!

Mar 4, 2011

Malaysia - A Legacy of Budget Deficits

 Extract of a Report from Bloomberg:

  • A number of World Bank experts and veteran Malaysia watchers, such as Professor Hal Hill from the Australian National University, are becoming increasingly worried about the country's long-term future. Even the current Prime Minister, Najib Razak, admits that reform in the sensitive but critical area of affirmative action appears to have stalled.

Mar 1, 2011

Freeze All Illicit Assets of Corrupt Politicians!

Make a mistake on your tax return form, you get a warning. Divert public funds for private gain, you might just be offered a foreign bank account. That seems to be the modus operandi of corrupt leaders who have often used the opacity in the global financial system to divert public funds for their own personal gain.

That is why Transparency International (TI) is urgently pressuring both leaders of G20 countries and global financial institutions immediately to freeze and thoroughly investigate all suspect assets. TI sent an urgent request to the G20 heads of states and the Emir of Dubai to investigate any assets thought to be owned by former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.