Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Muhyiddin Yassin & The Chinese Dilemma

"(sokongan kaum Cina) mencatatkan penurunan, macam tidak ada penghargaan terhadap apa yang kita lakukan"

The comments made by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was not blindly implying that the Chinese community are ungrateful. YAB Tan Sri was providing his analysis on the election results of the by-elections.

Given Malaysia's lack of enforcement, Port Weld's land owned by KTM Berhad was resided by many "squatters".

The multiracial population (mostly Chinese) then grew into a proper town with shops, brick homes and a fishing boat jetty.

KTMB did not force any eviction with the intervention of the Barisan Nasional State Government.

Instead of helping the people in Kuala Sepetang, Nizar & Co showed up in Kuala Sepetang with a political play in mind (see the pic below by Delcapo's blog).

Pakatan Rakyat Perak Government focused on delivering land titles to urban Chinese community in areas like Jelapang, Gopeng and Tambun.

(The anger of the Chinese community was at the peak when the BN Government tookover Perak's Administration for fear of losing the land title grants by Pakatan Rakyat's mass distribution of land to their community)

The Pakatan Rakyat Perak Government also delivered grants and waived land taxes of Chinese schools in urban Perak.

During the by-election of Bukit Gantang, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin personally went to that fishing village.

The two who have been accused as elitist were right there at that fishing village to hear the grouses of the Chinese community of Kuala Sepetang.

I personally know that place because I have close relatives there.

The people continue their daily activities without fear of eviction thanks to the ongoing negotiations between the Transport Ministry, Perak Government and KTM Berhad.

Upon hearing the problems especially the land titles, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin together with Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat managed to mediate negotiations between KTM Berhad and Perak State Government to come up with a solution.

KTM Berhad then agreed to swap the land with the Perak State Government and the people will finally receive their land titles.

In the ballot boxes, it seems that Kuala Sepetang's votes for the Opposition were significantly higher than before, even with the efforts by TS Muhyiddin and DS Ong Tee Keat.

Given such a result, TS Muhyiddin was rational in providing his analysis.

If we look at this from a libertarian perspective, the anaylsis seem spot on not only in Kuala Sepetang but also in other urban areas of Malaysia.

Barisan Nasional Government continue to receive criticisms for not reforming, not providing sufficient development and not serving the people well.

Yet, when BN really put in some efforts to solve problems and help the people, the votes still go against them with the same complaints and remarks.

People (especially the Chinese) continue to criticise Barisan Nasional for not performing. In my humble opinion, we are all unappreciative.

MCA President provided an official statement on this. To quote partially,

If we truly uphold the spirit of democracy, we should respect differing views, even if we cannot concur with . The Deputy Prime Minister can voice his views on the results of the Bukit Gantang by-election, and so can I. Only the politically bankrupt would exploit such a scenario involving differing views to demand an apology from me for others' utterances. To individuals like Lim Kit Siang, anything he couldn't concur with should never be given any room at all.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, APOMM stands by you too.

(Credits to TheStar, AllMalaysia, Delcapo, MrSmith2 for the pictures)


Cakap Tak Bikin ala Pakatan Rakyat said...

Why the Rakyat cannot see the bluff by Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat !!!!

What transparency and anti-corruption is PKR and DAP championing about???

Once in power you can see these Anwar Ibrahim and gangs true color !!!

"....However, certain sub-committee meetings might need to be closed-door due the nature of their discussions. I think a balance between being transparent and having an efficient decision-making process must be struck,” said Nik Nazmi...."

Look here even teruk, this Derek Fernandez!!!

Declassify documents, PJ folk tell MBPJ

"...During the MBPJ full board meeting last month, councillor Derek Fernandez said he would lodge a police report against the person who has been distributing government documents that were classified under the OSA...."

All Petaling Jaya, Selangor Resi-dents’ Association Coalition (APAC) chairman Liew Wei Beng said that Pakatan Rakyat has been championing transparency and the threat to use the OSA was inconsistent with the stand made by the political parties.

“If the issues raised in the letters were not true, MBPJ should sue the person for slander. Using the OSA is just another way of saying that the council refuses to answer the concerns that were raised,” said Liew.

Liew further noted that when MBPJ was under Barisan Nasional and meeting minutes concerning the billboard issue were leaked to the public, the councillors then did not threaten to use the OSA, even though the incident painted a bad picture of the council.

Journalism lecturer Wong Chin Huat said that if the issue at hand is of public interest, there was no reason why the documents should be protected from public inspection.

“The state has the power to declassify documents. If there is a need to classify documents under the OSA, the public needs to know why,” he said.

CommonerNinetyNine said...

I'm glad to read DSOTK's statement. This is what I have been waiting for from BN component parties leaders. If there are any problems, discuss or clear misunderstandings behind closed-door. And when facing the outsiders, be one voice and stand united. I just cannot stand MIC's DSSV anymore. Is he trying to sabortage?

BTW, I'm totally agree with TSMY's assessment. And in fact, I have been feeling and seeing what he said all along.

And from my observation, this is what the PR supporters will do and will continue doing until their PR take over, which is take whatever offers from the BN and while for the votes, still goes to PR.

So, Wei Liang, do die, not do also die. I don't know about you, but I'm nearing "no eyes see".

vinnan said...

Why must it take 50 YEARS of f>>> of complaints and to be kicked out of power before the bastard BN decides to act. F:::: excuses were used from the NLC to the sentimernts of the 'Ketuanan Melayus were used for 50 YEARS and nothing happened. '""" you BN dogs

Jimmy Tham said...

The above comment is worth looking at and pursued by BN. Show rakyat the mistakes committed by PR and focus on their mistakes. Forget the smear tactic as it seems like it is not working. If possible, force Anwar to reveal his shadow cabinet this week (which he had promised to reveal soon last week, bloody hell, he had been saying so for ages).

=) This land title issue is no difference than work repavement and other benefits offered by BN during any by-elections but only to those constituency that are affected. Initially I was a bit apprehensive when OTK said the matter will be worked on after the by election, implicitly putting the people at ransom (if you don't vote us, say bye bye to your land title) but surprisingly, he kept to his promise which made me think he is a man of his word after all.

To be fair to Nizar, what can he promises to the villagers in Port Weld? "Tunggu la sampai hang jadi MB, hang akan grant you 99 years lease hold title"? It's not like he is going to be Perak's MB again in the very near future nor does he has the power to move KTMB in this issue.

But to blame the voters and accuse them is a bad PR move. "Customers" are always right although they can be stupid and stubborn.

Anonymous said...

I have been living in Port Weld for quite a while before I left for a big city ( in fact another country)... Once a while I come back to visit my childhood home town and relatives,one thing that i have observed and emphatically shared with my childhood friends there was--- stagnation of development.The infrastructure is very poor, indeed not much different as compare to 30 years ago when i last left my home town. 99 years or even longer lease make no much different to the folks there. The authority is no going to take back the rural areas for any meaningful development, if by some reasons, the authority wish to evict the poor folks there, they have to evacuate for "national development" and probably be compensated by peanuts. What we want is the equality in education opportunities, which a blind man could tell the current education system had biased against the minority races.If the authority is not revamping themselves, we will definitely change you, slowly and surely.