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Lim Lip Eng

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 07:37 AM PST

Lim Lip Eng


Kidney patients get pleasant surprise from MP

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 04:35 PM PST

For you: Lim (centre) and Chua giving shopping vouchers to kidney patients at the centre.
Source: http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/1/30/central/10303874&sec=central (30/1/2012)
A TOTAL of 40 kidney patients at the Nanyang–NKF Dialysis Centre in Jalan Pahang, Setapak received a pleasant surprise before the Chinese New Year celebrations recently.
They were presented shopping vouchers worth RM50 each by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng. "I hope these vouchers may ease their financial burden as they do their CNY shopping. My father-in-law used to be a dialysis patient; he was on dialysis for 19 years before he passed away. I understand the hardship the kidney patients go through," said Lim.
He also encouraged organ donation. "It's a meaningful pledge. With technology, it's just one click away as we can go online to register to become an organ donor. In the past 15 years, only 356 Malaysians successfully donated their organs while the list for organ transplant shows more than 14,000 patients in the queue," said Lim; who has pledged to become an organ donor himself.
Speaking about this charitable giveaway, NKF chief executive officer Chua Hong Wee said, "NKF is grateful to Lim's kind support and his understanding towards the patients' needs. We are also grateful to Lim who personally donated RM500 to our organisation. "The money will help ease the burden of our kidney patients. This support and kindness inspires NKF to continue to do what we do best, providing dialysis care to poor kidney patients and educate the public on kidney care."
Those who are interested to join NKF can call 03 – 7954 9048 ext 208 or e-mail fundraising@nkf.org.my


Jimmy Wong Weblog

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 07:36 AM PST

Jimmy Wong Weblog


Janji-Janji Pakatan Rakyat Sabah

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 06:19 PM PST

1. Merealisasikan Autonomi Sabah 2. Menubuh Suruhanjaya Diraja Untuk Masalah Pendatang Tanpa Izin 3. Menuntut 20% Royalti Minyak 4. Mempertahankan Hak Tanah Adat 5. Merombak FELDA 6. Menjanjikan Dividen Tabung Yayasan Sabah RM300 Kepada Setiap Sabahan 7. Menghapuskan Dasar Kabotaj 8. Menubuhkan Petro Sabah Dan Menuntut Balik Blok L & M 9. Menubuhkan Yayasan Orang [...]

There is hope for Sabah – DAP Advisor Lim Kit Siang speech at DAP Tawau CNY open house

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 06:03 PM PST

Democratic Action Party (DAP) advisor Lim Kit Siang believes there is hope for Sabah in the Dragon Year, a hope to change. "Sabah had changed government four times but there were no fundamental changes. Sabah is a rich state but the people are poor and lacking good infrastructures such as road and heath service," he [...]

魏宗贤文打烟之声 Gwee Tong Hiang for Bentayan

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 03:36 AM PST

魏宗贤文打烟之声 Gwee Tong Hiang for Bentayan


水闸门控制不佳导致园主3年来面对农作物收成亏损

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 07:41 PM PST

Lim Guan Eng

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 01:30 AM PST

Lim Guan Eng


UMNO and Utusan Malaysia Has Lost Credibility Even Amongst Malays When Utusan Malaysia Was Found Guilty By The Penang High Court Of Spreading Lies And Ordered To Pay RM200,000 For Defaming Me As Anti-Islam And Anti-Malay.(en/bm/cn)

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 07:45 PM PST

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.1.2012

UMNO and Utusan Malaysia Has Lost Credibility Even Amongst Malays When Utusan Malaysia Was Found Guilty By The Penang High Court Of Spreading Lies And Ordered To Pay RM200,000 For Defaming Me As Anti-Islam And Anti-Malay.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhydin Yassin's attack on DAP as chauvinistic and anti-Malay as well as Utusan Malaysia's incendiary statement that DAP is the world's most racist party shows their sheer frustration that more and more Malays no longer believe in UMNO and Utusan until some have even joined the DAP. Utusan Malaysia has lost credibility even amongst Malays when Utusan Malaysia was found guilty by the Penang High Court of spreading lies and ordered to pay RM200,000 for defaming me as anti-Islam and anti-Malay.

Tan Sri Muhyidin has no right to call DAP chauvisnistic when DAP is multi-racial and open to all Malaysians whereas Tan Sri Muhydin is Malay first and Malaysian second. Tan Sri Muhyidin's refusal to condemn Utusan Malaysia for calling the tragic May 13 riots which caused the deaths of thousands of Malaysians, mainly non-Malays, as a
sacred day shows who is the real chauvinist and racist.

DAP is proud of its record of defending the rights of all Malaysians including Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans, Ibans and orang asli. There is a growing number of Malays who no longer believe in UMNO and Utusan's lies against the DAP when DAP has defended the rights of all Malaysians.

I am proud of goint to prison for fighting against the injustice inflicted on a poor Malay family in Melaka. Has any BN leader gone to prison for defending the rights of Malays or non-Malays? Yes, BN leaders have gone to prison but not for the rakyat but for corruption or cheating the rakyat's monies.

The recent Penang High Court's decision against Utusan Malaysia proves that both DAP and myself is neither anti-Malay nor anti-Islam. Instead more allocation funding were given for Malays and Islam in Penang as compared to the previous BN administration.

Utusan's latest attack against the DAP as the world's most racist party follows Lim Kit Siang's response to MCA President Dr Chua Soi Lek recent call for Chinese voters not to experiment with change but support BN. Why is it ok for Chua to call on Chinese voters to unite against change and support BN but not ok for Lim Kit Siang to call on Chinese voters to unite and ensure a change of government by supporting PR?

Is DAP a racist party for asking for action against corruption such as calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the RM250 million cows and condos scandal involving a family of a Cabinet Minister? Is DAP racist for attacking UMNO for refusing to act against those who lost RM52 billion in bumi shares meant for the poor and ordinary Malays but who did not receive a single share? Is DAP racist for questioning the
RM7.07 billion 60-year highway concession from Banting to Taiping granted to Kumpulan Europlus Bhd which is owned by a non-Malay?

Abraham Lincoln was reputed to have said that, "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." Clearly the time is up for Utusan Malaysia when even Malays no longer believe what is printed in Utusan.

—- BM Translation —

Kenyataan Akhbar oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP dan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 30.1.2012

UMNO Dan Utusan Malaysia Sudah Kehilangan Kredibiliti Malahan Di Kalangan Melayu Apabila Utusan Malaysia Telah Didapati Bersalah Oleh Mahkamah Tinggi Pulau Pinang Dan Diarahkan Untuk Membayar RM200,000 Kerana Memfitnah Saya Sebagai Anti-Islam Dan Anti-Melayu.

Serangan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin terhadap DAP sebagai cauvinis dan anti-Melayu serta kenyataan bersifat hasutan Utusan Malaysia bahawa DAP adalah parti paling rasis di dunia menunjukkan betapa kecewanya mereka kerana makin ramai Melayu sudah tidak percaya dalam UMNO dan Utusan sehingga mereka menyertai DAP. Utusan Malaysia sudah kehilangan kredibiliti malahan di kalangan Melayu apabila akhbar itu telah didapati bersalah oleh Mahkamah Tinggi Pulau Pinang dan diarahkan untuk membayar RM200,000 kerana memfitnah saya sebagai anti-Islam dan anti-Melayu.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin tidak berhak untuk memanggil DAP cauvinis apabila DAP adalah sebuah parti berbilang kaum yang terbuka kepada semua rakyat Malaysia manakala Tan Sri Muhyiddin adalah Melayu terdahulu dan rakyat Malaysia kemudian. Keengganan beliau untuk mengutuk Utusan Malaysia kerana menggambarkan tragedi rusuhan Mei 13 yang mengakibatkan kematian beribu-ribu rakyat Malaysia sebagai "hari keramat" jelas menunjukkan siapa sebenarnya yang bersikap cauvinis dan rasis.

DAP bangga dengan rekod memperjuangkan hak semua rakyat Malaysia termasuk Melayu, Cina, India, Kadazan, Iban dan Orang Asli. Kerana itu, sudah makin ramai orang Melayu yang tidak percaya kepada UMNO dan penipuan Utusan tentang DAP.

Saya bangga walaupun terpaksa dipenjarakan dalam perjuangan menentang ketidakadilan terhadap sebuah keluarga miskin Melayu di Melaka. Adakah mana-mana pemimpin BN pernah ke penjara kerana memperjuangkan hak Melayu atau bukan Melayu? Kalau ada pun pemimpin BN yang dipenjarakan, ia adalah kerana penyelewengan dan rasuah dan bukan kerana memperjuangkan rakyat.

Keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi Pulau Pinang terhadap Utusan Malaysia membuktikan bahawa DAP dan saya sendiri tidak bersifat anti-Melayu atau anti-Islam. Sebaliknya, peruntukan untuk orang Melayu dan Islam di Pulau Pinang telah ditingkatkan berkali-kali ganda berbanding dengan pentadibran BN.

Serangan Utusan yang mengatakan bahawa DAP adalah parti paling rasis di dunia adalah ekoran daripada kenyataan balas Lim Kit Siang kepada Presiden MCA Dr Chua Soi Lek yang telah menyeru agar masyarakat Cina tidak bereksperimen dengan perubahan dan terus menyokong BN. Kenapa tidak salah apabila Chua menyeru kepada masyarakat Cina untuk bersatu menentang perubahan, tetapi salah apabila Kit Siang menyeru supaya masyarakat Cina untuk bersatu untuk menukar kerajaan dengan menyokong PR?

Adakah DAP itu sebuah parti rasis kerana meminta supaya tindakan diambil terhadap kes rasuah seperti permintaan untuk menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan DiRaja mengenai skandal RM250 juta "lembu dan kondo" yang melibatkan keluarga seorang Menteri Kabinet? Adakah DAP itu rasis kerana menyerang UMNO yang tidak mengambil sebarang tindakan terhadap mereka yang bertanggungjawab atas kehilangan saham bumiputra berjumlah RM52 bilion yang sepatutnya diberikan kepada orang Melayu kebanyakan yang tidak menerima walau satu saham? Adakah DAP itu rasis kerana mempersoalkan konsesi lebuhraya Banting-Taiping selama 60 tahun dan berjumlah RM7.07 bilion kepada Kumpulan Europlus Bhd yang dimiliki seorang bukan Melayu?

Abraham Lincoln pernah berkata, "Anda boleh menipu sesetengah orang pada setiap masa, malah semua orang pada sesetengah masa, tetapi tidak semua orang pada setiap masa." Adalah jelas bahawa Utusan Malaysia sudah tidak relevan apabila orang Melayu pun sudah tidak percaya dalam fitnahnya.

— Mandarin Translation —

民主行动党秘书长兼槟州首席部长林冠英于2012年1月30日在槟城发表声明:

当槟州高庭宣判《前锋报》散布谎言,诽谤我反伊斯兰、反马来人的罪名成立,必须赔偿我20万令吉。巫统和《马来西亚前锋报》已经丧失了公信力,甚至马来人也不再信任他们。

副首相丹斯里慕尤丁攻击行动党为沙文主义及反马来人,加上《前锋报》又发表煽动性言论,指行动党是世界上最种族主义的政党,显示他们极度沮丧,因为越来越多马来人不再相信巫统和《前锋报》,一些马来人甚至加入行动党。当槟州高庭宣判《前锋报》散布谎言,诽谤我反伊斯兰、反马来人的罪名成立,必须赔偿我20万令吉。巫统和《马来西亚前锋报》已经丧失了公信力,甚至马来人也不再信任他们。

丹斯里慕尤丁没有资格称行动党为沙文主义政党,行动党是一个多元种族政党,开放给全体马来西亚人,丹斯里慕尤丁自己才是马来人优先、其次才是马来西亚人。丹斯里慕尤丁不愿意谴责《前锋报》把513暴动悲剧称为神圣日、导致上千名马来西亚人,尤其是非马来人死亡,他才是真正的沙文主义和种族主义。

行动党为我们捍卫全体马来西亚人的权利的良好记录感到自豪,包括马来人、华人、印度人、卡达山人、伊班人及原住民。行动党捍卫全民的权利,越来越多马来人不再相信巫统及《前锋报》针对行动党的谎言。

我对于能够为发生在马六甲一贫穷家庭的不公义事件而入狱感到骄傲。有哪一位国阵领袖为了捍卫马来人或非马来人的权利而坐牢?有,国阵领袖也有人坐牢,不过是因为他们贪污或欺骗了人民的金钱,而不是为了人民。

最近槟州高庭对《前锋报》所做的判决,证明了行动党和我都不是反马来人、也不是反伊斯兰。相反地,我们比起国阵政府,发出更多拨款给马来人和伊斯兰。

马华总会长蔡细历医生呼吁叫华裔选民不要支持改朝换代,而是继续投选国阵之后,林吉祥对此回应。《前锋报》借机发动对行动党的新一轮攻击,指行动党是世界上最种族主义政党。为什么蔡细历可以叫华裔选民团结一致、支持国阵?而林吉祥叫华裔选民、投选民联、改朝换代就不可以?

行动党呼吁除贪、成立皇家调查委员会调查涉及内阁部长家人的2亿5000万令吉养牛公寓丑闻,就是种族主义政党吗?行动党谴责巫统不愿意对付那些导致520亿令吉土著股分损失的人士,这些土著股分原本要分给贫穷及普通马来人,但是他们却一分股也分不到,难道我们因此是种族主义政党?行动党质疑为何颁布价值70亿7000万令吉的60年大道合约、让优乐家集团(非马来人拥有的)兴建万津到太平的高速公路,我们这样也是种族主义吗?

林肯曾经说过:"你可以一时欺骗所有人,也可以永远欺骗某些人,但不可能永远欺骗所有人。"就连马来人也不相信《前锋报》时,《前锋报》是时候关门大吉了。

林冠英

Lim Kit Siang

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 11:07 PM PST

Lim Kit Siang


Utusan Malaysia or Chua Soi Lek – which of them lied? Answer: Both lied!

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 10:53 PM PST

Yesterday, when Utusan Malaysia accused DAP of being the world's most racist political party, I did not know whether to laugh or to cry. To laugh at the poverty of ideas and bankruptcy of journalistic principles of the Utusan editors or to cry at the lack of loyalty and patriotism of Utusan editors to an [...]

Malaysia in the Era of Globalization #98

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 10:14 PM PST

By M. Bakri Musa Chapter 12: A Prescription For Malaysia An Open Letter to the Prime Minister May 13, 2000 Dear Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, MBBS, SPMJ, DSDK, DP(Sarawak), DUPN, DKNS, SPCM, SPDK, SPNS, SSMT, DUK, DK(I), PIS, DK(Perlis), FICS(Hon), SSAP, DK(Kelantan): I do hope that I have all your titles [...]

Azmi Khalid’s PAC Chairmanship will be remembered for his refusal to allow PAC to investigate the RM330 million NFC/NFCorp “cattle condo” scandal

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 07:25 PM PST

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be one of the casualties of the RM330 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC)/National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) "cattle condo" scandal with Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid's PAC Chairmanship remembered for his refusal to allow the PAC to investigate the scandal. The Malaysian Insider report today quoting PAC members that there was [...]

Malay matters in the nation’s future

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 05:04 PM PST

S Thayaparan | Jan 29, 2012 Malaysiakini COMMENT Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s challenge to the DAP to provide figures on the number of Malays joining the ranks of this centre-left party, not to mention Professor Khoo Kay Kim’s rather jaundiced view of Malay leftist as “non-freedom fighters”, is further evidence of the party’s desperate [...]

At World Economic Forum, Fear of Global Contagion Dominates

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 06:26 AM PST

by Peter S. Goodman Business Editor The Huffington Post 01/28/2012 DAVOS, Switzerland — They came, they feasted on smoked sturgeon and black truffle risotto, drank liquor paid for by global banks, endured dozens of security checks, and tried not to fall down in the snow. They talked about the perilous state of the global economy [...]

RELA – PM Najib’s final line of defence?

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 06:11 AM PST

Mohd Arshad Raji Retirerd army officer PM Najib says that there are 2.8 million RELA (Paramilitary People's Volunteer Corps) in the country (Malaysia Chronicles, Saturday 28 Jan). That is a much bloated figure that far outmatched the collective strength of the Armed Forces and the Police put together. From my reading, there are only 500,000 [...]

DAP world’s most racist party, says Utusan

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 12:59 AM PST

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal The Malaysian Insider Jan 29, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — Utusan Malaysia has accused DAP of being the world's most racist party following Lim Kit Siang's recent call for Chinese voters to unite and ensure a change of government. The DAP parliamentary leader had in a Chinese New Year message [...]

Yang Rasis Muhyiddin Yassin dan Awang Selamat

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 12:32 AM PST

— Hata Wahari The Malaysian Insider Jan 29, 2012 29 JAN — Orang Melayu jangan terperangkap dengan pemikiran sempit Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Utusan Melayu. Saya terpanggil untuk membuat kenyataan ini berikutan tindakan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa orang Melayu tidak harus terperangkap dengan perangkap DAP sebaliknya perkara yang paling [...]

Muhyiddin failed two Najibbian tests – 1. As a “moderate” 2. as loyal supporter of “1Malaysia” signature policy

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 11:46 PM PST

Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy UMNO President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin failed two Najibbian tests – firstly as a "moderate" and secondly, as a loyal supporter of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's "1Malaysia" signature policy. Muhyiddin flunked both these two tests when he gave a most racist, extremist and panicky reaction to the [...]

MY VOICE FOR NATION

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 01:22 PM PST

MY VOICE FOR NATION


CNY open house at Bercham, Ipoh

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 10:51 PM PST

Kit Siang promises NFC RCI if Pakatan takes power

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 08:33 PM PST

Philosophy Politics Economics

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 09:14 AM PST

Philosophy Politics Economics


RM7 billion New Highway Concession for Who?

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 06:33 AM PST

DAP rakes Putrajaya over RM7b highway deal
By Debra Chong January 28, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 — The DAP has blasted the Najib administration for awarding a lucrative RM7 billion highway deal, to be tolled for a record 60 years, to a company known principally for making and selling granular and powder-activated carbon.

Public-listed Kumpulan Europlus Bhd (KEuro) told Bursa Malaysia late on Thursday it had also won a RM2.24 billion government soft loan and a three per cent interest subsidy on commercial loans for a period of 22 years, on top of Putrajaya paying RM980 million in land acquisition cost to join Banting in south Selangor a total 316km to Taiping in north Perak.

Industry observers have described the new highway project as the closest alternative to the congested North-South Expressway.

"This deal reeks of cronyism and this does not bode well for Najib's transformation programme," the opposition party lawmaker Tony Pua (picture) told The Malaysian Insider, speaking of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's New Economic Model (NEM) to make the country a high-income nation by 2020.

The PM has been seeking to burnish his credentials as a reformer and so spur Malaysia's growth as a global an investment hub.

In the filing to Bursa Malaysia, KEuro disclosed that its subsidiary, West Coast Expressway Sdn Bhd (WCE), has received an approval letter dated the same day from the federal government to build and operate the Banting-Taiping highway for the next 60 years estimated to cost RM7.07 billion.
It said the 224km of the highway will be tolled compared to 92km that will be toll-free.

The public-listed company also disclosed receiving a RM2.24 billion government soft loan starting from next year and an interest subsidy of only three per cent on commercial loans for a period of 22 years to build the highway apart from the government bearing the estimated RM980 million in land acquisition cost for the highway project.

"This is shocking! Why [did they get] such good terms?" Pua asked.

"Taxpayers are being doubly abused. First, they will have to pay for the construction of the road and then will be asked to pay for the use of the road," he said.

The DAP publicity chief pointed out that KEuro's president and chief executive Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye was also onboard the controversial housing developer Talam Corporation Bhd, and that both companies had fallen into debt in the past.

"Despite that, it has continued to win support from the Najib administration and got a sweetheart deal in order to see through the project," Pua said.

"Why is the government giving it to him [Chan]?" he asked, noting that Chan owns a controlling 27.58 per cent in KEuro, with the second major shareholder at 22.7 per cent going to multi-industry giant IJM Corporation Bhd.

Pua said that KEuro had made only RM15 million in revenue and RM5 million in profit in the first nine months of last year after racking up RM24.1 million in losses on revenue of RM20.5 million in 2010.

"Now they are awarded a highway that is expected to cost RM7.07 billion to build. It's a property developer with records of abandoned housing projects. It has no experience in building highways that I can recall," Pua said, clarifying that IJM has, but not KEuro.

"Here we are in Pakatan Rakyat putting in our common policy framework to restructure and remove tolls while the BN government is putting on their agenda privatisation policies that impose additional tolls on ordinary Malaysians and prioritise their cronies."

Pua urged the government to call off its deal with KEuro, which he said had yet to be signed; and to open the project to competitive tender so that the public will not be burdened by tolls for 60 years.

"It's the longest [toll concession] ever, longer than with PLUS," the Petaling Jaya Utara MP said.
Pua, who is among the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) bloc's economic experts, related that the West Coast highway project had been mooted and first approved during the administration of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad — Najib's mentor — but had stalled in the late 1990s.

"Because of the Asian economic crisis, Europlus could not raise the money to build the highway," he said.

He added: "It's an old deal that should have been terminated when Europlus first failed to build the highway."

KEuro is described as an investment holding company in stock exchange records and its businesses are organised into three divisions, namely manufacturing and trading of industrial products, construction, and leasing, management services and investment holding.

Najib Should Check His Own Reflection First

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 04:00 PM PST

The Prime Minister appears particularly shaken by the promises made by Pakatan Rakyat to improve the livelihood of ordinary Malaysians by restructuring and renegotiating unfair contracts the BN government has signed with its cronies which has enabled the latter to make billions of ringgit in profits every year at the expense of the rakyat.

Dato' Seri Najib Razak went to the extent of accusing the moves by Pakatan Rakyat, which will include abolishing and reviewing highway tolls, as "short-term" measures which are "recipe for economic disaster".

Before making such wild and unfounded allegations, the Prime Minister should perhaps do better to first look into his own reflection in the mirror, especially in the manner which the wealth of the country has been pillaged by BN leaders and its crony businessmen.

As admitted by none other than his own Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Idris Jala, should existing economic policies continue, Malaysia will become a bankrupt nation by 2019.  How is it that a country which is overflowing with natural resources, ranging from tin to rubber, from palm oil or crude oil, and from timber to gold, can risk becoming "bankrupt" is beyond belief.  The only reason for this bankruptcy risk is none other than the 50 years of economic management by the BN government.

Malaysia's federal government debt-GDP ratio has increased to 53%, particularly in the recent years. We have accumulated RM462 billion of debt as a result of 14 consecutive years of budget deficits.

What is more alarming, Global Financial Integrity, a watchdog based in the United States revealed that Malaysia lost RM150 billion in illicit outflows in 2009, and has accumulated more than RM1 trillion since 2000.  And yet despite the expose, Dato' Seri Najib Razak has failed to address the issue beyond "setting up a committee" to look into the matter.

Instead the Prime Minister chose to criticise the policy position of Pakatan Rakyat to restructure and where possible completely abolish toll in an exercise which will only benefit ordinary Malaysians burdened with higher cost of living. A Pakatan Rakyat government will not only restructure just highway tolls, we will also restructure all existing unfair privatisation agreements such as the Independent Power Producers, water concession companies and other unfair privatisation contracts.

Najib has chosen not to implement fair policies for its tax-payers but instead to protect the astronomical profits of its corrupt leaders and politically-connected cronies.  The PLUS highway for example was built at the cost of only RM6.9 billion but it makes PLUS net profit of more than RM1.3 billion in 2011 alone.  Despite the sky-high earnings which will only increase annually due to more cars on the road and higher toll rates, the BN government has extended the concession period of the highway toll to the year 2038, or another 27 years of merciless profits at the expense of ordinary Malaysians.

It is under the "capable" economic management of BN leaders that today, we are embroiled in billions of ringgit of financial scandals in projects such as the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone, the new RM3.9 billion "low-cost" airport, the RM9 billion acquisition of naval patrol vessels or the now infamous RM330 million "cows and condos" quagmire.

The Pakatan Rakyat governments have ruled Penang, Selangor and other states for more than 3 years now. We have proven that not only can we govern despite the lack of experience, we can administer the states better than BN did over the past 50 years.  We have successfully reduced corruption and improved efficiency, resulting in record financial reserves levels, lower debts and institutionalised welfare benefits for the man-on-the-street.

We have proven that our policies do not destroy the economy but have made Selangor and Penang the top investment destination for foreign investors.

It is BN, if given the opportunity to continue ruling the country which will continue to impoverish the rakyat to enrich the cronies with vested interest via lucrative contracts and privatisation concessions.

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