Archive for August 14th, 2010

IMF wants gov’t to take ‘decisive’ action on NEM


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked Malaysia to take “decisive” action on reforms under a model programme aimed at revamping a controversial four-decade-old affirmative action policy.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced in March a ‘New Economic Model’ or NEM, aimed at reforming elements of the policy favouring the country’s majority ethnic Malays in a bid to boost economic competitiveness.

Details of the reform programme, including its timing, have not been announced yet.

The Washington-based IMF said yesterday it was looking forward to the NEM’s rollout.

In a report after annual consultations between the IMF executive board and the Malaysian government, the fund acknowledged the “ambitious vision” of Najib’s administration for a far-reaching economic transformation over the longer term.
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The Battle for Putrajaya

By Thomas Lee

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has announced three promises that the Pakatan Rakyat would implement if the alternative coalition comes to power after the next general election.

The promises are (1) abolishing the controversial saman ekor (postal summons) scheme; (2) providing an annual ex-gratia of RM1,000 to each senior citizen aged 60 and above; and (3) providing free wi-fi or wireless broadband service throughout the country.

According to Guan Eng, the DAP central executive committee had agreed during its meeting on Thursday 12 August 2010 to issue a directive to all party leaders to publicise the three promises during all political functions.

He said the three promises proposed by the DAP had been accepted by its Pakatan Rakyat partners, and would duly be implemented should the alternative coalition win the Battle of Putrajaya at the next general election.

“These are the three policy initiatives that will bring benefit to the people that we are confident will be carried out by the Pakatan Rakyat should we win Putrajaya. We do not just want to harp on the corrupt practices of the Barisan Nasional, but also want to talk about what we can do for the people,” Lim told a press conference at the party headquarters in Petaling Jaya.
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TBH death – if truth not out, then let new govt establish it1

Tweets :

“What is d institutional responsibility n culpability of MACC 4d death of TeohBengHock n what mechanism is available 2investigate it?”
August 13, 2010 11:45 PM

This question I posed @TBH death anniversary memorial Kajang If BN govt cannot bring out truth TBH death then it must b done by a new govt!
August 13, 2010 11:52 PM

Kajang TBH memorial endorsed if truth is not out, then TBH will b among top 10 issues of 13th GeneralElections 2gether w #aminurashid kugan
August 14, 2010 12:02 AM