Nothing was mentioned about the positive implications. The intellectuals in DAP and PKR disappoint me.
Then, PAS scholars made headlines when they said they will call end gambling outlets in Pakatan led states - PAS wants end to gaming premises permit (the same shout-out-loud-for-nothing they did in year 2008).
Till today, may I ask, what has been done ? Did Pakatan Rakyat ban the number forecast outlets in Kedah, Penang, Selangor and Kelantan ?
After claiming that betting and gambling will only bring bad effects to the society and after the fiery speeches, everything is business as usual.
Habis cerita. Pakatan Rakyat oh Pakatan Rakyat. Politics First, Putrajaya Now.
So, sports gambling is bad, gambling is bad and must oppose the efforts of BN. But Pakatan Rakyat will continue to issue number forecast outlet permits even though they can ban them?
What sort of justifications by DAP and Pakatan Rakyat, I don't know. I see only contradiction by a bunch of hypocrites.
Also, the Ministry of Finance should reconsider this issue. The file should not be closed just like that. The longer we wait, the longer will be our efforts to eradicate gambling habits or provide social services and advices to gambling addicts.
Just awhile ago, Tony Pua made a call for the abortion of the Bumiputera discount on luxury property sales. This of course rang a lot of bells and made many politicians sit straight up from their half asleep positions.
In what I call an immediate response, PAS Selangor has called for a careful review of this matter which in laymen's words will probably mean "forget it and don't bring it up anymore".
Khalid Ibrahim then stressed that it will only be for properties worth RM 500,000 and above. I wonder if Khalid has the political will to do it, given his weak position.
If we can recall the year 2008-2009, in Kedah, PAS increased the Bumiputera ownership quota for any property development projects from the standard 30% to 50% (no idea what their policies are at the moment)
And during that time, Malaysia was among those affected by the economic crisis. Dr Zambry (the legitimate Perak MB) knew he had to introduce people friendly and investor friendly policies. As a result, this is what Dr Zambry relaxed the Bumiputera land quota.
DAP looks more like what they used to criticise MCA to be - a barking dog with no bite.
Dulu bukan main hebat kutuk MCA sedangkan MCA mengamalkan semangat berpasukan bersama-sama dengan UMNO, MIC dan Gerakan.
MCA stands firm that they work closely with UMNO, MIC, Gerakan and other component parties in BN together instead of barking pointlessly and act like heroes with no brains.
Time for DAP to live up to their billing as a principled and just party? The marriage of the three parties seem like a nightmare after all. All 3 different ideologies living under one roof will only mean that a divorce is on the papers soon/someday.