In his Press Statement, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced additional liberalisation of the Malaysian economy.
On this faithful day, it was decided that the financial sector shall be liberalized, hot on the heels of the services sector quota lift about a week before.
In the words of the PM himself,
The liberalisation measures announced today will also provide greater access to consumers to a wider ranger of world-class financial products and services and further strengthen our position in Islamc finance to become an international Islamic financial hub
1. Govt lifts 30% bumi rule for 27 services sub sectors (April 22nd)
2. Financial sector liberalisation (April 27th)
During the 55th Muktamar PAS, which was attended by DAP leaders like Jeff Ooi and Lim Kit Siang as well as PKR President Datin Seri Wan Azizah, there were fiery speeches made on many areas.
In the final day of the Muktamar PAS, the Youth movement passed a resolution that slammed the Najib Administration on the liberalisation policy.
Ahmad Sabki Yusof, the Youth VP said that it is a step backwards that could destroy Muslim Bumiputera businesses in the long run.
A delegate also added that
It is a move to kill off bumiputera entrepreneurs’ businesses despite Umno claiming that it has been defending the Malay people’s right. Turned out that it is only empty talk and Umno has betrayed the Malays
Read the full piece : Liberalisation of economy 'a step backwards'
This is totally against the Pakatan spirit, don't you think Pak Anwar and Uncle Lim (s) ? Remember the shout of a Malaysian Economic Agenda ?
I hope Pakatan Rakyat supporters and leaders do not sweep things under the carpet anymore. Come clean and transparent instead of being elegantly silent as this is not the first controversy from Pakatan Rakyat.
Allow me to bring back some memories
1. Housing quota only a suggestion by MB
2. Lee: Guan Eng contradicting himself
3. Kedah Land Policy - Pakatan Rakyat reverts to initial housing quota
What happened to the vocal pro - Opposition bloggers and readers who ridicule the National Economic Policy ?
Does that mean that Barisan Nasional has been right all along in their policies to elevate the economic status of the Bumiputera ?
Why are Pakatan supporters so silent ? It is indeed an eerie feeling to sit in the political world where the sound of a pin drop can be heard clearly.
Could the silence be because Pakatan supporters know they need the support base of PAS to win the next election and because of this, they refuse to slam their coalition partner ?
Trojan horse in PAS was not from UMNO or BN, we all know this all the time.
As I have said the in the past, the NEP and Bumiputera policies executed by Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad were to ensure that Malaysia propels ahead with 100% contributions from every single citizen.
Without the NEP and the policies, the economic growth will see itself generated by only 30% of the people due to the "divide and rule" policies of our colonial masters - the British.
Today, the ball game has changed. In the words of our PM and DPM,
Other Asean countries have opened their services sector and we are way behind in this. You mean to say our people can’t compete? What’s wrong with our people? (Najib)
The liberalisation of Malaysia’s services and financial sectors is essential for the country’s economic expansion. Otherwise, the country would suffer huge losses, lose its competitiveness and be left behind. (Muhyiddin)
Continue the elegant silence, supporters and leaders of Pakatan Rakyat.
(Credits to The Star, MStar, Muktamar 55 and Daylife for the photos)