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FM MIA @ SPV / WKB 2030 launch

Prof. Terence Gomez has questioned whether the Hope Coalition’s Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030 unveiled yesterday by the PM was drafted with all Malaysians in mind — ref. Malaysiakini news story below.

According to the mastermind of SPV 2030 or its name in bahasa Melayu, Wawasan Kemakmuran Bersama (WKB 2030), his 10-year socio-economic policy is “a gift for the current generation and generations to come”.

So, is SPV 2030 – which is an extension of the Mahathir brainchild Vision 2020 – created equally for all Malaysians?

Urm, let’s see. Maybe hopeful, turbo-charged Dapsters can respond to this particular pertinent question posed by Dr Gomez — the concerned economist pictured below.

Is is SPV 2030 really for all?

Well, at the launch of SPV 2030 up there featured on stage are Mahathir, Azmin, Wan Azizah and Muhyiddin.

But where is our F-I-N-A-N-C-E Minister (FM) Lim Guan Eng? His ministry is more relevant to “$hared pro$perity” than is Muhyiddin’s Home, and Wan Azizah’s Women respective ministries. This is no time for the FM to be Missing in Action (MIA).

With the ‘absence’ of Guan Eng (not invited to take the stage, at least), one has to question whether this rebadged SPV 2030 is actually any sort of forward-looking plan suitable also for DAP’s much touted multiracial, multicultural and multi religious Malaysia Baru.

After all, the Father, Son & Holy Mother trinity of the DAP have always preached to their 95% Chinese and Christian flock that New Malaysia is inclusive and not only tolerates but practically celebrates the country’s “plural” society.

And by the way, doesn’t “SPV 2030” seem to you like a Proton Special-Purpose-Vehicle number plate? Harapan’s plethora of acronyms is getting ridiculous.

BELOW: More smoke and mirrors … mine eyes dazzle at the SPV 2030 lights display 

Yet at yesterday’s event, those Harapan top leaders standing onstage all belong to one race only. If it had been an Umno function under the auspices of Najib, MCA and MIC would surely have been represented.

And although Guan Eng is Finance Minister, it appears that he’s been sidelined. So much for DAP’s election promise to Dapsters that their party will be able to control Mahathir once in Putrajaya.

Conclusion: Poor DAP is very woefully marginalized when it comes to shaping a policy “vision” for New Malaysia that is “beyond race, religion and region”. The Chinese vote is as worthless as the used toilet paper on which the Harapan manifesto was printed.

BELOW: A carousel of lights – most aptly – spinning above Mahathir’s head … reflecting his cakap putar-belit, going round and round 

Umno had 89 MPs in the previous BN government (2013-18) and it was surely reasonable for such a Goliath party to have played a prominent role in the Najib cabinet previously.

Pribumi however won only 12 parliament seats on the night of GE14 last year (9 May 2018) and it’s quite unreasonable for such a puny party to play its current outsized role in the Mahathir cabinet.

DAP, on the other hand, has a strength of 42 MPs backed by the muscle of 95 percent of the Chinese electorate.

BELOW: How about January 1st, 2031?

But what’s now obvious is how DAP and its apparatchiks have shown themselves to be merely the work horse (more like knackered donkey) taken for a ride under Mahathir’s saddle.

Vision 2020 was a plan created in 1991. Come next year, Mahathir will still be PM presiding over the landmark beginning of a new decade. How remarkable.

SPV 2030 is another plan similarly created by Mahathir and come its milestone date, the 105-year-old Mahathir will still be sitting in the PM’s chair.


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3 thoughts on “FM MIA @ SPV / WKB 2030 launch

  1. I’ll tell you straight off that this SPV 2030 is just like the now very likely unachievable Vision 2020 in the year 2020 (postponed to 2023) by which time Malaysia is supposed to have achieved developed nation status with a knowledge-based, information-rich, high income economy with a Gross National Income per Capita equivalent to US$17,000 per annum or RM71,162 at today’s exchange rate of US$1 = RM4.186.

    The US$17,000 GNI per Capita figure is what Pemandu projected in 2020, back in 2009 and 2010 when the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) was launched.

    Now that works out at RM5930.17 per month, which is pretty decent for a single person even in the Klang Valley.

    Malaysia uses the World Bank’s Atlas Method to calculate GNI per Capita and according to this graph on Index Mundi, which goes up to 2016, Malaysia’s GNI per Capita peaked at US$11,010 per annum (R3,840.65 per month) in 2014 (at the current exchange rate) and GNI per Capita declined to US$9,860 per annum (RM3,439.49 per month )in 2016 (also at the current exchange rate).

    According to this Wikipedia page based upon 2018 World Bank figures, Malaysia’s GNI per Capita in 2018 was up to US$10,460 per annum (RM3,648.79 per month at the current exchange rate), which is pretty far off from RM5930.17 per month by mid-2020.

    Heck! Venezuela was ahead of Malaysia in 2014, with a GNI per Capita of US$13,080. Not bad for a country which is supposedly a “pariah state” and a “basket case” according to the western-imperialists and the pro-imperialist western media.

    Also, GNI per Capita is an average income level for the population calculated at the mid-point of a year, and where there is a wide income gap amongst the population, about 60%, 70% or more of the population can earn less than the GNI per Capita.

    A more representative figure is the median income and I would like to know what the mode (most frequently occurring) income in Malaysia is.

    I’ve covered too many of these tok kok government announcements amidst spectacular launch gambits and ICT industry conferences and seminars during my journalist career and I’m pretty jaded with them by now.

    By the time 2030 comes around, they’ll come up with some new-fangled announcement such as of “Vision 2050” or something like that.

  2. To add, in terms of GNI per Capita Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), Malaysia came 40th worldwide with a GNI per Capita (PPP) of 30,600 International Dollars per annum in 2018.

    The International Dollar, also known as the Geary-Khamis International Dollar is not a currency but an index of relative income taking into account the cost of living in that country.

    I wrote about it in my IT.Scheiss blog post in October 2013:-

    “Malaysia: A “High Income” nation for whom by the Year 2020?”

  3. “SPV 2030”

    What can one say, eh?

    It’s the same old sh*t coming out of more or less the same old assh*le!

    The rest of PH was around to go through the motion – and help pass it…

    Ensure smooth passage…

    And bowel wow, says running dog of the Snake Pharaoh, Taiko Tokong Papa Doc Great Leader Lim Il Siang…

    Don’t treat the thing as Bible.

    Even if it is the Snake Pharaoh Version.

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