Two parliamentary questions on Najib’s three strategic initiatives to transform Malaysia but which have run aground

In the forthcoming parliamentary meeting beginning on Monday, I have given notice to pose two questions to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak on his three strategic initiatives to transform Malaysia but which have run aground because of strong opposition mostly from Umno and its outsourced organizations like Perkasa.

These three initiatives of Najib are his three strategic pillars which make up his roadmap to achieving Vision 2020 – an high-income advanced nation with inclusiveness and sustainability by 2020:

  • 1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now;

  • Government Transformation Programme; and

  • New Economic Model.

My two questions are to ask the Prime Minister:

  • how many Ministers in his Cabinet, naming them, regard himself/herself as Malaysian first, race second in keeping with 1Malaysia policy; and

  • what steps have been taken to ensure that Malaysia will never go the way of Iceland and Greece of becoming a bankrupt nation requiring regional or international rescue.

Since the warning by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Idris Jala at the Subsidy Rationalisation Lab Open Day last Friday, that Malaysia could become a bankrupt nation by 2019 if the country is not prepared to cut subsidies and embrace the New Economic Model, the knives from UMNO leaders have been out to get at Idris – with the Prime Minister distancing himself from Idris’ warning and his immediate superior, the Chairman of Perrormance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon leaving Idris completely in the lurch.

The other focus of my questions in the forthcoming Parliament will be on Sabah and Sarawak, underlined by my question to the Prime Minister whether he would set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the broken promises to Sabah and Sarawak on the formation of Malaysia in 1963, in particular just and equitable development of the people from the two rich states.

Such a Royal Commission will be particularly apt and meaningful with the approach of the half-century anniversary of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia.

My other questions on Sabah and Sarawak are:

  • To ask the Prime Minister the outcome of Federal Government efforts since April 2009 to resolve the long-standing problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah which have made Sabahans “foreigners in their own homeland”.

  • To ask the Prime Minister the outcome of Brunei’s claims to Limbang and the terms of Malaysia’s ceding of offshore Blocks L and M in South China Sea to Brunei.

  • To ask the Prime Minister to give the amounts of Federal allocations to Sabah for each year since 1963, giving a breakdown of their uses.

  • To ask the Prime Minsiter to give the amounts of Federal allocations to Sarawak for each year since 1963, giving a breakdown of their uses.

  • My other parliamentary questions are:

  • To ask the Prime Minister the progress of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in stamping out “grand corruption” of top political and government leaders and in particular why no “big fish” in the PKFZ scandal have been nabbed.

  • To ask the Home Minister why there has been no official government apology for the trigger-happy police killing of 14 year-old Aminulrasyid Amza in Shah Alam on April 26 and why a public inquiry had not been instituted instead of a Special Panel under the Deputy Home Minister.

  • To ask the Prime Minister the reasons for the 10-month delay in implementing the Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission (EAIC) and whether it would be replaced by an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) instead.

  • To ask the Prime Minister the terms for Petronas’ securing oil production-sharing contracts with UNOG for deep-sea Blocks MD-4, 5 & 6 in Myanmar’s Gulf of Martaban and what has been paid by Petronas.

  • To ask the Home Minister the number of citizenship certificates he had given out during by-elections, the number of outstanding citizenship and PR applications, and why he had not resolved them instead of using them as “by-election” goodies.

  • To ask the Prime Minister to give a full list of the oil production agreements entered into by Petronas world-wide, citing the value of each such agreement.

  • To ask the Prime Minister to give a racial breakdown of Petronas employees (i) inside the country (ii) in each foreign country.

  • To ask the Prime Minister to give the total number of scholarships given out by Federal government/agencies as well as government-related GLCs, giving a racial breakdown, for each year since 2000.

  1. #1 by k1980 on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 10:22 am

    The only transformation he is capable of is to transform malaysia into a bankrupt country by 2019.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 10:40 am

    Not one in BN will dare to say “I am Malaysian first and my race second”…except that idiotic DPM said that…outside of Parliament to cover up his ass…afraid of Mahathir.
    If you ask all PR politicians in or out of Parliament…the same question..10o% …all will say…”I am Malaysia first…my race second”
    If BN guys dare not say same thing….Najib’s “1Malaysia” is nonsense.
    Again dare not sue French government insulting Najib’s government….should open more eyes to see who Najib is.
    One small insult from an Australiuan ex PM…Mahathir shout to boycott this or that from Australia..saying….’Tak boleh tahan la”
    wa… Najib can really tahan more than his adopted father……because Najib committed more sins… therefore can tahan better……hahahahahahahaha

  3. #3 by Bunch of Suckers on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 10:53 am

    Obviously this pussi-kat charts out all sorts of infeasible policies as to win hearts and souls for holding powers to govern with corruptions. People like changehole, an UMNOputra with sporty Chinese name…

  4. #4 by Bunch of Suckers on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 10:57 am

    Look! He does not know & not guts to sue overseas insults! He only good in suing and jailing local Malaysian, esp. Opposition politicians! What can you expect our pussi to lead our Bolehland? Bankruptcy is drawing near before 2019, in fact!!!!!!!

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 10:59 am

    Too long and complicated these questions. Whether you like it our not, the electorate don’t get moved by these kinds of things, they want their brain-dead sensational political programming.

    Say what you will, but HRP demanding BN component parties tell UMNO to sideline Perkasa or quit BN is the right way to send the same message.

    Najib currently rules in interesting times…

  6. #6 by dagen on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 11:20 am

    Bottomline: We are doomed economically and financially if nothing is done quickly.

    Fact: Nothing will be done.

    Reality: Corruption and abuse and wastage and mismanagement costing billions will continue.

    Future: Zimlaysia.

  7. #7 by victimofcorruption on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 11:29 am

    Uncle Lim….you have to take good care of your health…we need you to constantly questions the current Gov in order to keep this country in check…i cannot imagine what will happen to this country without your wittiness…unless, you can groom another young blood who can ask as much and as smart as you to save our country…

  8. #8 by monsterball on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 12:15 pm

    Well said….vivtimofcorruption.
    Najib got scolded by PERKASA on his NEM to support his “1Malaysia”…now said NEM only an idea…not finalized yet….to please PERKASA fellas..and staring eyes from Mahathir.
    Since his strongest support o his “1Malaysia” concept is still under testing..his “1Malaysia” is NONSENSE!!

  9. #9 by steven chan on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 12:23 pm

    His 1 Malaysia is just a slogan to get votes from the non-malays. There are no plans n no substance. He is still sucking Mamaktahir’s balls.

  10. #10 by k1980 on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 12:29 pm

    1Malaysiabankrap in 2019, Sendiri First, Sapu Now

  11. #11 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 12:57 pm

    To ask the PM:

    How many Cabinet Ministers and their Deputies are considered as, if any, Pendatangs and Non-pendatangs?

  12. #12 by bennylohstocks on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 1:43 pm

  13. #13 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 1:48 pm

    Cutting subsidies is to cut cost/govt expenditure. So-called “strategic” initiatives -1Malaysia, GTP & NEM – are to generate revenues. Both cost cutting and income generating initiatives are supposed to make the country – just like a company- high income and advanced and avert insolvency.

    The fact is its very difficult for these initiatives to be carried out and achieve their objectives if they have to accommodate and put up with race specific implementation of the NEP buttressed by ideology of Ketuanan that negate and are contradictory to these initiatives.

    The powers-that-be refuse to acknowledge this fact because the NEP cum Ketuanan ideology is raison de etre of the existence and power base of the ruling party and elites. Its like an Elephant in the room so big that they prefer to say that they don’t see it!

    Take firstly the cost item: what is point of cutting down subsidies of petrol, food, electricity and other staples or essential goods when one continues subsidization of politically correct but not feasible sectors and industries/ventures like Proton, Bakun PKFZ, inefficient GLCs and IPPs (Independent Power Producers), toll concessionaires etc in the name of NEP and nationalism but to the benefit of cronies and proxies etc? Without curbing and controlling corruption operating often under the pretext of NEP any savings due to the cut in subsidies will only go to the corrupt’s pockets.

    Next, take the revenue item: there’s no point to cut cost if income generating capacity is slack because of lack of productivity arising from lack of human capital.

    Now here the NEP, as it has been implemented, is an ethnic-based affirmative action policy justified upon Ketuanan where in Mahathir’s conception individual members — regardless of individual wealth — of the collectively poorest ethnic group identified to be the majority race are given preferential treatment by (a) cherry-picking and helping the strongest within the group as “GLC’s industrial captains so that they will in turn help other members (employees, contractors etc) by the so-called trickle-down effect — and also become role models for them. By the many bailouts to GLCs – and the latest cost overruns of RM1.7 billion for Sime Darby (supposedly the best run and role model) one is entitled to question, “what role model?” There is something wrong with the whole work ethos/culture and neglect of human capital – which is a natural result if one allocates resources to give preferential treatment and help to those supposedly economically weak and by race politically dominant and constitutionally (skewed) to be entitled due to some mystical “Social Contract” rather than merits and productivity without reference to race, creed and other extraneous factors. If anything the affirmative policies drive by brain drain the best of human capital away to elsewhere.

    Starting with the basic rudiments – at school and educational level – one already lowers benchmark to enable the target group to pass, give scholarships not on acadamic criteria just so in order for them not to loose out, take the indispensable tool in present age of Globalisation – which is English – out of the curriculum, and lately out of the teachings of mathematics and science….

    The requirement to remove subsidies to cut cost in tandem with liberalization initiatives to generate income just cannot work if the very affirmative policies working for contradictory and opposite objectives are embraced as “never ending” and non negotiable.

    Can one have the cake and eat it too? That’s the main Question….

  14. #14 by Counterpoint on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 2:49 pm

    “To ask the Prime Minister the progress of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in stamping out “grand corruption” of top political and government leaders and in particular why no “big fish” in the PKFZ scandal have been nabbed.”

    I still remember the former MCA president and Transport Minister, acting so damn gung-ho trying to bring those big time crooks of PKFZ to book.

    Well, his biggest reward for his gung-ho effort was getting kicked off the president’s seat and to add salt to his injury, the one person who was implicated in the scandal, has now become the transport minister. That certainly was a joke of the day, wasn’t it?

    Kit, are you sure this “let’s make a deal – RM5 million for your vote” person would even entertain what he’d deem as frivolous, your questions about PKFZ’s big fishes and steps to avoid bankruptcy?

  15. #15 by chengho on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Kit never groom anybody except Guan Eng..just like Dr Chua grooming chua..

  16. #16 by victimofcorruption on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 6:23 pm

    at least GE Lim produce results….as for TY Chua, it remains to be seen…

  17. #17 by monsterball on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 7:13 pm

    And a baboon in UMNO grooms Chengho….backside with grease….ready for Najib’s extra sporting activities.
    Wife don’t mind….as long as Najib is happy.
    Try to be funny.. give no good services…still want to be paid…C4ed that service provider with no fear.

  18. #18 by johnnypok on Thursday, 3 June 2010 - 8:27 pm

    “Stir the water to catch the fish” … I think the PM will suffer acute hypertension with this kind of attack. I am sure his shot gun already cannot fire, and if more problems come along, better get ready a room at Tg Rambutan. In the meantime, better double lock all the C4 and make sure fei-mow does not sneak into bank negara.

  19. #19 by lopez on Friday, 4 June 2010 - 11:53 pm

    i can help you , but what can you help me

    what is it for you, do you have the worth that i can use
    very simple feilho $ooofee

  20. #20 by good coolie on Sunday, 6 June 2010 - 12:39 am

    The “non-bumiputras” think that 1Malaysia will be an improvement from the rock bottom position they find themselves in; the “Bumiputras” think that any improvement in the position of the other blokes is necessarily at the expense of their own position. Useful words, these: “Zero-Sum Game”.

    Meanwhile, our PM keeps the meaning of his 1Malaysia sufficiently obfuscated, hoping to hunt with the hounds and run with the hare.

  21. #21 by lopez on Sunday, 6 June 2010 - 4:22 pm

    No way , 50 years is too much to pay for, whatever acknowledement of mistake is just too late,
    Even japan dare make change…and even japanese minister dare resign and accept people decision and responsibility with no qualms and blaming.
    Even japanese people dare face the uncertain future and they have more to lose that other people of the world.
    what so grand about our Bee end clowns,,,all stii around even though people has decided.

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