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Pakatan files no-confidence motion

Posted on: July 10, 2008

The motion was finnally penned and delivered to the Speaker later in the afternoon.
Members of the Pakatan Rakyat at Parliament were already buzzing with the word since yesterday.
It was earlier leaked to some of the press today…

Pakatan files no-confidence motion
Rahmah Ghazali | Jul 10, 08 11:19am

The opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition has today moved an urgent motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Opposition Leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR-Permatang Pauh) filed the motion at the Dewan Rakyat speaker’s office at 3.45pm.

Among others, the motion stated that the 12th general election witnessed a ‘political tsunami’ which saw five states and the Federal Territories falling into the hands of the Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional being denied a two-thirds majority.

wan azizah and pakatan rakyat parliament motion of no confidence on pak lah 100708″BN achieved its slim victory by manipulating the Election Commission and through lies.

“The price of fuel was suddenly raised after the elections although the deputy premier – while launching the election manifesto – promised this would not happen.

“BN parliamentarians who rejected this irresponsible action of their leaders are threatened and forced not to speak out.

“This development has caused a crisis of confidence with the prime minister and his cabinet. The people are facing several crises such as an increase in the prices of fuel and foodstuff.

“In addition, the people’s confidence in the police, attorney-general and judiciary is also on the decline. Crime and corruption is on the rise.”

‘Voice of the people’

Should the motion be accepted, it is likely to be debated on Monday when Parliament resumes after the weekend break. The House does not sit on Friday.

However, the motion may not see the light of day as the House speaker has the power to reject it on the ground that it is not urgent.

Moveover, only a one-hour debate will be set aside for such motions and no vote would be taken.

Last month, BN component Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) stunned the nation when it said it would back a no-confidence vote against Abdullah.

However, it has decided to hold back on its plan. Meanwhile, the ruling BN has issued the rebel party a show-cause letter.

At a press conference, Wan Azizah said Pakatan’s decision to move the motion was influenced by the rakyat as well as disgruntled members in BN.

“Pakatan Rakyat is the voice of the people who voted for us and we are speaking for those on the other side who dare not speak.

Kit Siang: Let there be a debate

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) who was also present expressed hoped that the motion would be allowed next Monday.

He said this would be an opportunity to engage whether the level of confidence has deteriorated or otherwise.

parliament speaker pandikar aminMet later, House speaker Pandikar Amin said he would make a decision on whether allow the motion.

“Since there is no session tomorrow, I will only make my decision on Monday and will think deeply about it over the weekend,” he added.

Pandikar Amin said he would not bow down to pressure from all sides and would exercise the powers permitted under the Standing Orders.


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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

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