Disagree with Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s video
, even more strongly that the video insults the Malays and Islam.
Are these people trying to provoke racial and religious tension and risk national harmony for one’s selfish gain?
Why isDAP still stuck in traditional identity models based on religion and race?
With the combination of corporate experience and administering government MP for Titiwangsa Johari Bin Abdul Ghani said Malaysia aims to join the ranks of industrialized nations by 2020 and is rushing to nurture industries that can produce highly value-added goods and services. Rare Umno lawmaker in KL, Johari offers chance to rejuvenate UMNO in the Federal Territories keep talking to grassroots rejuvenation of urban Malays,Chinese and the Indian
– While Malaysia’s real gross domestic product growth fell to 4.7% in 2013 from 5.6% the year before, the country’s economy stayed relatively sure-footed, thanks to the recovery of exports in the latter half of the year and robust domestic demand.
Still, the uptick in exports owed mainly to goods headed to such places as China and Southeast Asia, meaning Malaysia faces the risk of a slowdown should demand from emerging markets shrink.
According to the data, which the country’s central bank released Wednesday, GDP for October-December grew 5.1% on the year, a slight improvement over the 5% seen in July-September.
The recovery in the nation’s exports — and for the manufacturing industry in particular — was the most significant factor behind relatively steady economic growth. Amid flagging demand from Japan, the U.S. and Europe, exports had fallen on the year for four consecutive quarters through the April-June term, but finally returned to the growth path from the July-September quarter.
According to the Malaysian trade ministry, exports ticked up 2.4% last year, buoyed by growth in the second half. Even so, while exports to China, Thailand, Indonesia and other destinations increased, figures declined for those headed to such markets as the U.S. and Japan. As rising wages have made Malaysia less attractive for foreign manufacturers, it is unclear whether exports will continue to grow.
Robust domestic demand also played a role. Private and government consumption rose 7.6% and 6.3%, respectively. Seeking to improve the nation’s fiscal health, the government is reducing subsidies aimed at curbing growth in fuel and other prices. Inflation is apparent, with consumer prices edging up 2.1% last year and 3.2% in December alone.
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government has announced plans to introduce a consumption tax in 2015. That, along with inflation, may cause consumers to cinch their purse strings.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, And next year’s words await another voice.” We shall see which voice prevails.JOHARI MOST FASCINATING PERSON OF 2013 OFFERS CHANCE TO REJUVENATE UMNO IN THE FEDERAL TERRITORIES HAS become the last hope of in its bitter struggle against the rise Brain dead FT Umno chief Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and FT Umno deputy chief Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin leaders no longer believe they can win in 2018 they never pursued Pakatan with the ferocity it displays against DAP. This is not merely desire for retribution; it is also evidence of worry. The past few days have been particularly depressing to UMNO, but Johari hope that DAP can still be stopped in FT seats will be a small change in the larger game.In theory, this strategy has its merits. Johari has one asset in common. DAP are outsiders who promise to cleanse the gutters of DBKL corruption would have no answers on electricity rates, water or crime. electricity from corporations, who are even less generous; and the police is run by the Centre. Some battles are better lost.. If Johari with an energized urban Malays cadre in support, remains the only claimant to honesty’s mantle,Pakatan could face electoral upheaval. But if his mantle can be shared with other BN parties, voter focus will not split.
The country’s former Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, in forging ahead with the policy, once described the economic weakness of the ethnic Malay majority as the “Malay dilemma.”
However, the country is now facing an even more troubling dilemma, one with no easy fix in sight.
The rift between Chinese Malaysians, who account for less than 30% of the country’s population, and the ethnic Malay majority of 60% deepened sharply after the general election last May, which saw the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak declare victory. The slowing economy has deepened the underlying mistrust between these two groups, and the premier, looking to solidify his support base among Malay voters, appears to be turning a blind eye to the escalating tensions.- Robust economic growth has long played a key role in smoothing over tensions between Malaysia’s different ethnic groups. But with that growth sputtering, resentment over the government’s preferential treatment of ethnic Malays may soon boil over Engrossing electoral battles tend to become fairy tales with a twist. Good does not defeat evil; it is never quite as moral as that. But a victor does suddenly become a huge definition of good..Umno must be wise in evaluating the changing demographics and make adjustments to its policies to prevent the party from being rejected by urban society and seen only as a party for rural people, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) said in Johor Baru today.
Najib, who is also Umno president, said rural support remained the core of the party, but at the same time, with migration and demographic changes, Umno should read and understand the changes to continue to gain support from the people no matter where they were.
“These changes must be carefully evaluated by Umno. Umno must do adjustments to its long-held policies and take new approaches and actions in stages at the division and branch levels. It is to get to know the heart and soul and support of our rural communities while at the same time not be rejected by the urban community.
And so pink papers, generally strident guardians of private sector interests, choose a hushed silence over Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak) said the government to corporatise the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.the more recent splurge into Subsidy A honeymoon, of course, is no time for reports on clumsy manoeuvres minister is forgiven lapse of manners, not to say premature hubris, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, the Federal Territories Minister gets away with amnesia on past corruption of current benefactors in UMNO. Such foibles will evaporate, although not without raising some questions about credibility, as general elections begin in earnest. The principal question before the electorate in 2018 will be quite different: stability. Who can provide a stable fiveyear government for an India groping through an economic and confidence crisis? And which alliance has the better set of policies to restore India’s faith in itself? Corruption is a vital concern; but no one has exclusive claims on honesty. Look east, if nowhere else Tengku Adnan have been in power, some for a decade or more. No one accuses them of sleaze.The general election last year proved to be a turning point for Malaysian politics. The ruling coalition, Nasional Front (BN), managed to win a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament, but it gained just 47% of the popular vote compared with the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition’s 51%. Political observers cite ethnic Chinese voters’ switch to the opposition camp from the ruling bloc as the main reason for the results.
For years, Prime Minister Najib had been pushing to review the Bumiputra policy. But with the election indicating that he is unlikely to secure support from ethnic Chinese voters, he has shifted back to a more pro-ethnic Malay stance. Last autumn, he announced a decision to provide low-priced housing only for ethnic Malays.
The argument that there’s no place for anarchy in our politics is hopelessly quaint. There’s a place for everything here. That’s what makes us so special. But our mainstream political parties are so obsessed with the status quo that anyone questioning it is always viewed with deep suspicion and mistrust. Anarchy raises disturbing questions. But sometimes these questions need to be asked. This does not mean anarchy is always good but, yes, it fulfills a specific task. And that task is to disrupt the established order of things. Disruption is good for change. Big bang disruption’s even better, say management theorists. It allows us to escape the clutches of the status quo, which is often morbid and necrotic. It brings in change.
Curiously, those who boast the most about our democracy respond the worst to dissent. First they ignore it.That’s why disruption is such an inalienable part of democracy. When a society looks away from the option to disrupt, it can only mean one of two things. It has either lost its marbles like DAP and believes that everything is fine, nothing can be better. Whatever you or I may smoke, this one we know for sure is a lie. It could, on the other hand, also mean total hopelessness, the feeling that things are so bad, nothing can save us. Luckily, that’s not true either. So we must now look for new solutions.like UPA2) and believes that everything is fine, nothing can be better. Whatever you or I may smoke, this one we know for sure is a lie. It could, on the other hand, also mean total hopelessness, the feeling that things are so bad, nothing can save us. Luckily, that’s not true either. So we must now look for new solutions.
Seductive power of disruption Kok: Perhaps I can do a better job than Zahid Bigoted and deviant Seputeh MP Teresa Kok , who turns 50 this year, betrayed her girlish side as she giggled and asked for time to powder her nose before the cameras roll donning different roles such as , Santa Claus, , Mahatma Gandhi, snake-charmer and many more depending on the season and festivals to scratch a living will most likely go unnoticed. But if a parliamentarian resorts to such theatrics, people will definitely take note of it. If there’s anyone who has singularly tried to attract the attention of the voters is Bigoted and deviant Seputeh MP Teresa Kok he said UMNO’s return to a policy of preferential treatment for ethnic Malays is undermining its economy on two fronts. First, the move is fueling an outflow of Chinese Malaysians to overseas. One Chinese student declined a government scholarship and is now studying at a university in neighboring Singapore because, she says, her opportunities are limited in her home country. The World Bank warned in a recent report that Malaysia is losing highly skilled citizens to overseas institutions and many may not return. Local Malay-language newspapers have run opinion pieces criticizing Chinese Malaysians who joined the opposition camp as “ungrateful.” As the state has strict control of the media, it is widely assumed that the government condones such verbal attacks., ethnic Malay citizens are becoming more inward-looking. Many of them work for companies affiliated with the government and enjoy generous protection, such as subsidies. Malaysia has joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, but is clashing with the U.S., the leading member, over the reform of Malaysia’s state-run companies. Malay companies, which form an important support base for the government, are vehemently opposed to the U.S. demands.
The best thing about democracy is that it provides options to the zero-sum game where the winner takes all. Even the losers, in a democracy, retain their right to participate in decision making and benefit from state actions. We have seen too little democracy in India; the largest and the developing World’s best functioning democracy, and too many zero sum games being played.One such game revolves around identity. READMORE Titiwangsa UMNO chief warns hypocrite DAP not to Banish Umno from Sarawak