Monday, November 15, 2010

Wedding fiesta 2011 pre-launch

Wedding fiesta 2011 pre-launch

Wedding fiesta 2011 pre-launch

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 08:37 AM PST

Exquisite Impression Sdn Bhd will be organising the Wedding Fiesta 2011, a one-stop sourcing centre which will highlight the diversities in culture through wedding ceremonies and its packages. Video by Arvind Raj
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Pakatan Sarawak”NO MORE ONE WAY TRAFFIC..”

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 08:20 AM PST

When in doubt the common basic instinct of a human being is TO ASK. It seems that BN Sarawak knows where its weakness lies and before they get trounced in this particular field they SEEK HELP AND ASSISTANCE.

So what have they come up with?

This is what they have to say to the Pakatan cybermachinery who clearly has led but recent efforts has seen BN catching up and gaining tremendously.


Umno Youth New Media Unit chairman Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz said the party, together with the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) Youth New Media Unit, would work closely to come up with an aggressive strategy to counter baseless allegations which might be posted over the internet.

"Specifically, we will coordinate any information with the PBB Youth New Media Unit so that any national issue that has bearing with Sarawak could be handled and explained very quickly ," he told reporters after a meeting chaired by PBB Youth Media Unit chief Abdul Aziz Tan Sri Adenan here Sunday.

"For us, at national level, we must explain the real issue and disseminate it very quickly so that the people will not be easily influenced by baseless allegations," he said, adding that apart from national issues, Umno would assist in disseminating information on issues affecting Sarawak, such as that of the Penan.

He said the March 2008 general election had given the Barisan Nasional component party a valueable lesson on the need to effectively tackle the cyber war campaign.

Abdul Aziz, who is also PBB Youth Information chief, said one of the strategies being adopted would involve answering or explaining any issue without resorting to personal attacks.



蔡细历:无法反映多数党员意愿 公正党直选失败

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 07:04 AM PST










南洋商报 (14-11-2010)

It is due to Anwar’s ingenius mind that crafted this unique unity of the 3 odd components, each bearing contrasting characteristic traits of its own…

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 06:30 AM PST

A former leader of Malaysia's opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has accused the party of inflating membership figures to demand "political equity" in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.Former Selangor PKR secretary Mohd Nazmi Rosli said that having a large pool of members was vital in the seat negotiation process with its allies, the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS)."If PKR's membership is lower than that of those parties, it cannot demand for many seats," he said, alleging that tell-tales signs emerging from the poor voter turnout during the divisional polls showed that the party does not have the 400,000 members that it claims to have.For example, he said, the Sungai Petani PKR division had boasted 3,222 members but only 202 participated in the polls."Likewise, the voter turnout in many of the divisions was barely 5% of the number of members the divisions claim to have," said Mohd Nazmi, adding that the size of the membership was vital in the negotiations for seats.He also claimed that PKR depended on the PAS machinery in the general and by-elections."This is also another sign that PKR does not really have the numbers," he said, adding that the party would find it difficult to win seats without the help of PAS.Despite that, he said, PKR still acted like it was the "boss" in the opposition coalition.In the 12th general election, PKR won 31 parliamentary seats, followed by DAP (28) and PAS (23).PKR won 42 state seats, in contrast with the 83 won by PAS and 71 by the DAP.Ruling Barisan Nasional coalition won 140 out of the 222 parliamentary seats and 307 out of the 505 state seats contested.

MR AN WAR IBRAHIM"brings the narrative that everyone wants to return to — that MALAYSIA is the land of extraordinary opportunity and possibility,

"To those MALAYSIAN whose support I have yet to earn," he said, "I may not have won your CONFIDENDENCE but I hear your voice but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your prime minister too."(in waiting)"moment, change has come to Malaysia


even though enemies has spurred false rumors and insinuations about his background and CAN WE THE MALAYSIAN PEOPLE RISE TO THE OCCASSION WHEN THE NATION NEEDS US?
we try to change them ,we try to chase them finally we kick them out

FEW could have anticipated the return of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in such striking fashion prior to the March 8 elections. Released from incarceration in 2004, he continued to be a voice of conscience, rebel-reformer and thorn in the side of Barisan Nasional. Yet, he remained on the margins of mainstream politics.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

That changed after the even

DSAI could well be called the motto his literary gifts, he transformed from childhood into a stirri
What the Pakatan Rakyat need is a collection of unified charismatic leaders to go to the grounds, inspire the young, and persuade the rural Malays to another point of view- one that is in harmony with the rest of right thinking Malaysians. Once that's done, UMNO will forever lose its support and will finally undertake that long and painful journey at self reform, failing which they will never see the lights of the corridors of power ever again.

into assets — a skill DSAI learned in his 20s student days could well be called the motto of his rise. With his literary gifts, he transformed from childhood into a stirring coming-of-age tale of his political career. mobilized young people — never an ideal base, because of thin wallets — into an energetic army who in turn enlisted parents and grandparents. And even though his enemy spurred false rumors and insinuations about his background and beliefs, he has made it a symbol of his singularity and possibility the Malaysian dream , he has created a history in the malaysin politics

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FEW could have anticipated the return of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in such striking fashion prior to the March 8 elections. Released from incarceration in 2004, he continued to be a voice of conscience, rebel-reformer and thorn in the side of Barisan Nasional. Yet, he remained on the margins of mainstream politics.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
That changed after the even

FEW could have anticipated the return of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in such striking fashion prior to the March 8 elections. Released from incarceration in 2004, he continued to be a voice of conscience, rebel-reformer and thorn in the side of Barisan Nasional. Yet, he remained on the margins of mainstream politics.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
That changed after the events of March 8 and a convincing victory in the Permatang Pauh by-election in August which led to his ceremonious return to parliament as leader of the opposition, transforming him into an indelible force in the unfolding of the political future of the country.

Detractors continue to point to Anwar's failure to take over and form the next government on Sept 16 as an example of his lack of credibility; still, while much needs to be achieved to make the opposition a viable and lasting powerhouse, most of the five states governed by Pakatan Rakyat have proved largely stable, grappling reasonably well with the legacy of the previous state governments while attempting to implement and lay the foundation for the coalition's policies in these respective states. Two examples from Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim are his appointment of Low Siew Moi to head the Selangor State Development Corporation and his call for Universiti Teknologi Mara to open its doors, at least partially, to non-bumiputra and foreign students.

2009 will prove challenging for Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat. With the advent of a new prime minister – which has historically led to a favourable shift in political sentiment towards the government – they will have to consolidate their positions significantly in the Pakatan-led states and the Federal Territory by demonstrating powers of performance that will illustrate their commitment to the principles of accountability, transparency and openness.

The worldwide economic fallout will dominate and serve as a test for the BN government in its handling of the ramifications of the downturn and the sacrifices it is willing to make. It is an opportune time for Anwar and the Pakatan government to come up with comprehensive alternative policies as a way to introduce and fortify the virtues of the Pakatan-devised New Economic Agenda. The PR opposition has already made significant strides by introducing a shadow cabinet and it remains to be seen how it can offer rational, deliberated alternatives to government policies.

The principal challenge confronting Anwar and the PR opposition will be their efforts at initiating real, credible moves towards transcending racialist politics and committing themselves to multi-cultural politics, as emphasised by Anwar and Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Datin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail at the party's recent national congress. They will have their work cut out to dismantle the racial conditioning that has determined the Malaysian political psyche since Independence and most significantly in the past three decades. The most immediate challenge is the Malay constituency, although the Pakatan Rakyat government has stressed that privileges enshrined in the Constitution will not be compromised.

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Wanted by the Royal Malaysian Police / Dikehendaki PDRM

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 05:10 AM PST

Polis Diraja Malaysia ( Royal Malaysia Police ) Pihak polis ingin menghubungi penama - penama berikut bagi membantu dalam siasatan kes penipuan di bawah Seksyen 420 Kanun Keseksaan :-

1. TEO KOK HING (No. K/P : 711003-10-5707 @ A1952143)
Alamat Terakhir : 46, Jln Bukit Maluri 11, Tmn Bukit Maluri, 52100 Kepong, KL

2. KONG CHOY YING (No. K/P : 751003-14-5502 @ A3142141)
Alamat Terakhir : 46, Jln Bukit Maluri 11, Tmn Bukit Maluri, 52100 Kepong, KL

KONG TENG LAN (No. K/P : 700328-01-5060 @ A1555016)
Alamat Terakhir : C-10-9, Aman Puri Apartment, Jln Puri, Desa Aman Puri,
52200 KL.

Sesiapa yang mempunyai maklumat mengenai penama tersebut diminta menghubungi
ASP Zalina bt Idris, Peg. Penyiasat JSJK, Ibu Pejabat Polis Bukit Aman di talian             03-2616 3754       atau mana-mana balai polis yang berhampiran.


Posted: 15 Nov 2010 04:02 AM PST

Source: The Star

When it comes to records, Malaysia probably holds the world's record in terms of the biggest civil service - 1.3 million civil servants for a population of 28 million. Now we can add another record - 2.1 million RELA volunteers.

Don't be fooled by the word 'volunteers'. Every one of these corps members is paid an allowance, which the Deputy PM saw fit to raise by another RM150 recently. Allowance aside, their uniforms alone add up to a tidy sum. And that's not all. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong says the ministry is hoping to increase this number to 2.6 million by December! OMG!!

300,000 - that's just for Selangor alone!
With numbers like these, you would expect a high level of efficiency in the civil service and low crime rate. Sadly, that's not the case. You and I know how frustrating it can be to deal with civil servants. And you and I know we don't feel safe even in our own neighbourhood. The rise in gated communities attests to this. (Click here for the roles and functions of RELA.)

I don't even want to start on the Auditor-General's Report of numerous cases of mismanagement of funds, corruption, inflated prices and reckless spending.

Nothing can justify spending RM300,000 on just one meal!
The latest government agency under investigation is Yayasan Selangor. Consider these expenses:

~ RM300,000 for a luncheon to celebrate Yayasan Selangor's 40th anniversary. (This was cancelled on the orders of the Selangor Sultan.)
~ RM170,000 for a buka puasa function
~ RM320,000 for a Hari Raya event

Civil servants sure love to eat! Especially when they don't have to pay for the lavish spread.

And I just read that PKNS (Selangor State Development Board) spent RM520,000 on astronaut Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor's wedding extravaganza last month.

Who are the people who signed on the dotted line to approve all these large sums of money? Are they to remain nameless and faceless?

I am sure all this is just the tip of the iceberg. What else is waiting to be unearthed?

Naib presiden PKR: Nurul kekal di depan

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 02:50 AM PST

Nurul Izzah Anwar mengekalkan kedudukannya di tempat teratas bagi jawatan naid presiden PKR dengan mengutip 11042 undi dengan pengundian hanya tinggal seminggu sahaja lagi. Full story here:
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'MACC shouldn't have prosecutory powers'

Posted: 15 Nov 2010 01:35 AM PST

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) - or any graft busting agency for the matter - should not have prosecutory powers, according to renowned anti-corruption consultant Bertrand de Speville. He explained that this is in order to uphold the criminal justice system. "I believe that in fighting corruption we don't lose sight of the basic principles of criminal justice and those functions, say the process of investigating, prosecuting and trying and sentencing, should be kept distinct," he said in Kuala Lumpur today. Full story here:
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MIC has letdown Ladang Bukit Jalil ex-estate workers

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 02:26 PM PST

From Choong Men Chin, via e-mail

I was saddened when I read the headline in Makkal Osai this morning highlighting the predicament faced by poor innocent ex-estate workers of Ladang Bukit Jalil.

What shocked to me was that MIC who are supposed to protect the educational, cultural and social interest of Indians and give effect to their legitimate aspirations is declaring war against the poor ex-estate workers and their descendants staying on the land where their parents and grandparents were brought in by the British to build Malaya.

DBKL has invited the Residents Action Committee of Ladang Bukit Jalil to attend a meeting at the 23rd floor of the Menara DBKL at 12.30pm tomorrow (Nov 16).

After today's news in Makkal Osai, I would think that the outcome of the meeting would be that ex-estate workers and their descendants will be evacuated from their homes and 'compensated'  by being allowed purchase the PPR flat at RM35,000 per unit.

The land has been earmarked for a new road linking the temporary detention centre to Kinrara and it cuts through the SJK (T) Ladang Bukit Jalil and as well as the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple.

To date there is no indication in black and white that the the Hindu Temple and the Tamil school in Ladang Bukit Jalil will be retained although MIC leaders have stated many times that Tamil school and the Hindu temple will stay on Ladang Bukit Jalil.

The MIC did not look after the interest of the ex-estate workers, the majority of whom are Indians but instead threw the problem to DBKL, which dominated by Umno members and it's clear that MIC has failed to promote and maintain inter-racial harmony and goodwill.

I was told that the Kajang councillor S Arulchelvan will be present at the meeting mentioned above and I do hope FMT will send a reporter to monitor the developments first hand.


Saravanan walks off in huff over 'mandore' label [video]

Compassion must take precedence above commerce

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 02:25 PM PST

From EA Cheah, via e-mail

Thank you for the write up titled Unkind, 'Uncaring and UnChristian'. I'm a Christian, and assuming that you have stated all the facts truthfully and correctly, I would agree wholeheartedly with your comments.

I agree that the officials of the church must reflect the character and love of their Lord and Master and show compassion above commerce.

But allow me to remind you that while the might of the pen, and perhaps today, the might of the media, is in your hand, you owe to yourself the need to report truthfully and with integrity.

On that basis, I wish you well in your future venture to expose the truth. God Bless.


Unkind, uncaring, un-christian

Kulim Bandar Baru an unproductive MP

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 02:24 PM PST

From cmnashir, via e-mail

This guy has got nothing except to deride his former party and at every turn. I have not heard anything goood coming from his mouth either in Parliament or as MP voted in by the rakyat.

He may be fully aware he has no more future, so he is just a one term MP. He should forget about PKR, DSAI or anything to do with them but speak up as Independent MP.

There are more serious matters relevant to rakyat he should be concerned about...abuse of power, corruption, misuse of government asset for political purpose, etc.

There is abundance of evidence in front of the MACC, but no action. Kesian dia!


'Be a man Anwar and take on Zaid one-to-one'

Penjarakan Mahathir, Khir Toyo, Taib Mahmud

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 02:23 PM PST

Dari Kerajaan Rakyat, via e-mail

Sekiranya benar kepimpinan Umno/BN di bawah Najib Tun Razak ingin mempratikkan ketelusan serta mengurangkan peningkatan perasuah dikalangan pemimpin Umno/BN, tangkap dan penjarakan Mahathir, Khir Toyo dan Taib Mahmud (sekadar menyebut 3 nama, walaupun beratus lagi pemimpin Umno/BN yang jelas perasuah)

Lihat berita ini:

"TAIPEI — Taiwan has stripped ex-president Chen Shui-bian of privileges of due to him as a former head of state, after he was convicted of bribery by the island's highest court, the government said Friday.

Chen will no longer receive monthly allowances, annual expenses and protection by up to 12 bodyguards, to which he had been entitled after serving two terms between 2000-2008, said the interior ministry."

Rasuah adalah sebenarnya amalan yang jelas menjejaskan keselamatan negara. Kalau penulis seperti Raja Petra, kartonis, pengamal agama songsang boleh dipenjarakan tanpa bicara, kenapa perasuah tidak dilakukan hal yang serupa?

Curious claims from a corporate lobbyist

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 02:22 PM PST

From Rhett Butler, via e-mail

In a commentary published Oct 9 in the New Straits Times ('Why does World Bank hate palm oil?'), Alan Oxley, a former Australian diplomat who now serves as a lobbyist for logging and plantation companies, makes erroneous claims in his case against the World Bank and the International Finance Corp (IFC) for establishing stronger social and environmental criteria for lending to palm oil companies.  

It is important to put Mr Oxley's editorial in the context of his broader efforts to reduce protections for rural  communities and the environment.

In his editorial, Oxley mischaracterizes the IFC's audit process; confuses World Bank's policy-making bodies; and cites the wrong group leading the complaints to the IFC.  

Oxley portrays the Bank's multistakeholder process for devising a strategy to resume lending to palm oil companies as elevating "the green interests, mostly based in wealthy countries, over the bank's core mission of reducing poverty" when in fact the majority of those signing on to the complaints and inputs to the World Bank are local indigenous peoples, smallholders groups and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Oxley claims to campaign on behalf of ending poverty, yet the World Bank issue centers around the land rights of poor rural communities being violated by a large palm oil company.  

If Oxley is sincere about the plight of the poor, why is he siding with some of the world's most criticized logging and plantation companies?

The answer is simple, Oxley's "anti-poverty" platform is little more than campaign on behalf of big forestry companies to reduce regulation, including social and environmental protections.  

While many companies--including Wilmar, which is at the center of the IFC complaint--are moving toward more responsible policies that better ensure the long-term viability of their industry and the health of the environment, there remain holdouts that would rather mislead the public than substantively improve operations.  

That's where Oxley comes in with his Washington DC-based World Growth International.

Oxley is quick to attack anyone who criticizes any of his corporate clients as rabid  environmentalists with an anti-development agenda.

Lately he's been particularly active on behalf of Sinar Mas holding companies, which have been under pressure from NGOs for conflict with communities and deforestation in Sumatra and Kalimantan.  

In this effort, Oxley has recently published several press releases, reports (sometimes presented as "independent" audits), and editorials that contain distortion and outright corruption of fact.  

Oxley had made false claims about the underlying drivers of deforestation, the environmental performance of palm oil, the groups that are working to improve the well-being of the rural poor, and commodity-certification initiatives.

He has even used language to imply that Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner for her tree-planting campaign in Africa, supports the large-scale conversion of tropical forests for industrial plantations.

Maathai has not voiced support for such activities, which are against the spirit of her community-based Greenbelt Movement, and does not support World Growth International.

These distortions and misrepresentations undermine the long-term health and goodwill of the very industries that are paying Oxley.  

These corporations can have a central role in the wise use and stewardship of natural resources and it is a shame Mr. Oxley attempts to obstruct this positive role through his campaign.

Rhett Butler is an economist and the founder of

One-liner from Desi *todie!

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 09:29 PM PST

* pronounced thus for "Hari Ini" in English -- for the benefit of readers who want to be better than that Menteri Besar who admitted in open Aussie Court he no under-stand the Oz immigration form, hence he brought in amount of dollars far greater than it made SENse for the purpose of investing Down Under!-- as I downed some Foster's to celibate -- oops, celebrate -- what's captured in gist by the Star's page 1 headline:

GOoD Riddance to Bad Rubbish in response to"

Zaid: I quit

Zaid if you are anak jantan just resign from PKR and get lost snitch

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 08:07 PM PST

The maverick politician said he resigned in an interview with The Star daily that appeared in today's edition with the banner headlines "Zaid: I quit". This was his third interview in as many newspapers owned by Barisan Nasional (BN) parties.
"I knew my days in the party were numbered because the leaders were relentlessly making personal attacks against me.
"I am quitting because I want to dissociate myself from liars and cheats. I do not want to be part of a group that propagates lies and does not have any qualms about cheating for as long as the end justifies the means,'' Zaid told The Star, adding he would take a short break "to get away from all the attention".


Zaid if you are anak jantan just resign from PKR and get lost snitch


Bikin jadi 13 Mei Hari Perpaduan

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 06:19 PM PST

SALAM! saya terpanggil untuk menulis cadangan yang dibuat oleh beberapa kawan bahawa 13 Mei diiktiraf sebagai Hari Muhibbah. Ya, memang 13 Mei 1969 satu hari yang berdarah. Satu hari yang menjadi titik hitam untuk negara kita. Saya melaluinya. Ketika itu saya dibangku sekolah. Saya melihat sendiri perarakan politik yang bersorak di jalanan. Saya melihat sendiri kereta yang dibakar di tepi jalan. Dan saya nampak asap berkepol akibat pembakaran yang menjadi-jadi. Tetapi saya sekeluarga terselamat dari malapetaka itu. Kami tinggal di quarters yang berbilang bangsa. Semasa perintah berkurung berkuatkuasa, saya dan kawan-kawan main bola di padang. Ada Melayu, Cina, India. Kami berkawan. Maka, apabila 13 Mei dicadang supaya diwartakan sebagai Hari Muhibbah, saya sokong. Saya melaluinya.

Branson Loses To Fernandes In Cross-Dressing F1 Wager.

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 05:23 PM PST

Both might have ended up without any points but Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson will now have to wear an AirAsia flight attendant's uniform after his team came below Lotus F1 at the end of the 2010 season last night.

AirAsia's official Twitter microblogging account cheekily asked its 68,542 followers which route they wanted Branson to serve for losing the bet.

"Now that @tonyfernandes has won the bet, tell us which flight do you want Richard Branson to serve you on your AirAsia flight!" said the the budget airline's Twitter account.

The cross-dressing wager between Branson and AirAsia's Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes was made last year when both aviation tycoons decided to enter the popular racing tour. Lotus F1 came out 11th while Virgin came out 12th.

Fernandes once worked in the Virgin group.

Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel secured the F1 2010 drivers' championship after winning the season finale in Abu Dhabi last night, ending the season with 256 points on the board, four more than Fernando Alonso, who dropped to second.

In the Constructors' championship, McLaren ensure they finish second to Red Bull Racing, 44 points adrift — 454 versus 498. Ferrari finished third on 396 followed by Mercedes GP and Renault.

Branson has for years been jumping at the prospect of dressing up as a trolley dolly. In 2004 he tried to have a similar wager with Qantas's then-chief executive Geoff Dixon in relation to Virgin Atlantic's launch of Sydney flights.

In immediate comments after the race, team principal Fernandes expressed relief and ecstasy, saying he was "completely happy and completely vindicated in making the decision to go into F1."

"What we have achieved today is what dreams are made of. To complete 19 races after having just five months to build a car and finish in tenth in style is something that is truly magical.

"It shows you that even in the modern age where money and power count for so much, there is a chance for ambition and dreams to shine. 2010 is a year that we can be proud of," he said.

But Fernandes has a court case over the Lotus name in F1 which is being claimed by national carmaker Proton, which now owns the Lotus company.

He did not directly address the issue but spoke proudly of bringing back Lotus to F1 since it last race in 1994.

"We brought Lotus back into F1 after many had talked about it, but we did it. I can confidently say that everyone associated with the Lotus history can be very proud of what we have done this year. This is the first chapter of a long career ahead and we will create our own future, destiny and history from here," Fernandes said.

Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider

“緣聚情牽”馬華之夜 蔡細歷:多談全民課題 馬華應成跨種族政黨

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 04:51 PM PST





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玻亞婁華益新學樓開幕 蔡細歷:中國成經濟強國 中文已提高商業價值

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 04:46 PM PST



光明日報 (14-11-2010)

Chua: PKR members not at all committed

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 04:43 PM PST

KULAI JAYA: PKR is not ready for elections because the party is poorly organised with members showing no commitment, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

He said that on the average, only 9% of PKR members had come out to vote during the party's ongoing polls, and this did not reflect majority support.

"And this is not reflective of the real process of democracy," he told reporters at a fundraising event held at the SJK(C) Sawit here yesterday.

Dr Chua urged the people to appreciate the democratic process in the country.

"Although the Internet has allowed for more freedom of speech, we still need regulations," he said, adding that freedom and democracy alone would not guarantee prosperity.

"We need to have restrictions and a good financial infrastructure for economic development.

"We have to emulate China, which practises controlled freedom and yet is still doing well economically," he said.

Dr Chua said the Opposition often spoke about press freedom but it had restricted this in some of the states it controlled.

"This is exactly what happened in Penang," he added.

Launching the Kelapa Sawit MCA branch service centre later, Dr Chua said a professional body would be hired to manage MCA's assets to avoid any abuse of funds.

He said this was one of the promises he made before being elected party president as he felt it was important for the party.

"The party's assets needs to be accounted for as it belongs to every MCA member," he said, adding that the professional body would submit a report on the party's assets twice annually to the central committee.

THE STAR (Monday November 15, 2010)

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