Excerpt from Liew Chin Tong’s statement on the 11th Malaysia Plan:
(Liew is DAP strategist and MP for Kluang)
Pemandu given too much money
“Najib has Pemandu, Talent Corp, Teraju, UKAS (Public-Private Partnership Unit), and many other new agencies which compete for influence with EPU. In particular, Pemandu has an unjustifiably huge budget to implement the various alphabet soups like NKRAs, NKEAs.” – Liew Chin Tong
In the mind of the ordinary rakyat, what we call the “government” usually equals the prime minister and his cabinet.
The government however further comprises “the entire federal public service from the highest to the lowest, including of course the police force and the armed forces”, according to Tun Mohamed Suffian Hashim, the late Lord President.
Tun Suffian also stressed that the government, although powerful, must nonetheless conform to the law. (more…)
“The Home Ministry (Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jaafar) has said that Malaysia will push back the Rohingya that have arrived in the trawlers. We are waiting to see if Najib has the gumption to stand by his government’s decision,” I posted yesterday.
Only last week (May 14), Wan Junaidi was quoted by Reuters as saying, “I don’t see why we are under pressure. We are doing what we think we should do. We have to consider what our people want to see us doing. They don’t want to see immigrants come into our country”. (more…)
“[T]he totally different reactions between the plight of the Muslim Rohingyas and the mostly Muslim Palestinians or Syrians” was brought up by regular commenter AC-DC @ 2015/05/20 at 12:02 pm.
Rohingya have become a boat people like Vietnamese before them.
Vietnamese boat people were mostly ethnic Chinese. Vietnam was not their motherland. (more…)
The Council of Churches Malaysia is deeply concerned over the plight of the Rohingya boat people and wants the government to stop its push back of them. “It is inhumane to push their flimsy boats back into the open sea,” the Council chided.
“This only adds to the trauma of their already life-threatening situation,” Council of Churches sec-gen Rev Dr Hermen Shastri said in a statement today. (more…)
Najib Razak will have to pay a heavy political cost on the issue of Rohingya if he chooses to disregard Malaysian public sentiment rejecting these illegal immigrants.
Regular blog commenter tebing tinggi remarked @ 2015/05/19 at 11:20 am, “I think we have enough pendatang problem, why adding more?”
Two headless torsos, four legs, two heads, two hands and an arm had been found in Penang among the recovered body parts of 52 murder victims last year. Among the dead, 18 were identified as Myanmar nationals.
Nine men – Bilal, Mohd Rafik, Habibullah, Mohd Rafi, Yassin, Hussain, Maung Maung, Ali and Hafiz – were charged in the Penang magistrate’s court with the killing their Buddhist countrymen.