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Posted on: August 18, 2008

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Toh boost for Anwar
Chan Kok Leong | Aug 20, 08 4:22pm
Anwar Ibrahim’s march back into Parliament received a huge boost today with the endorsement of the highly respected Dr Toh Kin Woon.


Toh, who had just quit Gerakan on Monday, backed PKR for the Permatang Pauh seat – more importantly giving his thumbs up to their agenda more than their candidate.

permatang pauh 200808 toh kin woonAlthough, Toh hopes that Anwar will return to Parliament to strengthen the opposition’s voice, it was the party’s struggles which have impressed him the most.

“I’m not here to support Anwar as an individual but I’m here because I back his programme. His agenda, which emphasises good governance, transparency, is against corruption and is not based on race is something that I agree with.

“This by-election is important (and I hope that he wins with a huge majority) because Anwar will be able to lead an even stronger voice in Parliament in the war against corruption and excesses,” Toh explained.

That, he said, is also the wish of all Malaysians regardless of race.

Toh told the crowd that he was recently in Singapore for a conference and presented a paper comparing the New Economic Policy and Malaysian Economic Agenda.

“There is nothing inherently wrong with the ideals behind the NEP. But there is now corruption within the system. On the other hand, MEA is aimed at correcting the same imbalances while curbing excesses.

“And that is what I find attractive,” he added.

Furthermore, MEA will also try to reduce the gap between the rich and the growing lower income groups, said Toh.

After explaining his stand on the matter, Toh received a huge round of applause from the predominantly Chinese listeners.

Not an act of betrayal

When asked, Toh disagreed that he being with Anwar was an act of betrayal to his former party.

“First and foremost, I’ve already resigned from Gerakan and I’m no more a member. Two, when people talk about loyalty what do they mean?

anwar pasar malam walkabout 200808 04“The agenda put forward by Anwar is something which Gerakan has always wanted to do. So by supporting Anwar, I’m in a sense continuing with the struggles and principles of Gerakan on a different platform and a different approach,” he said.

“When you join a political party, it should be the party principles that one should stress on,” he added.

The former Gerakan central working committee member again stressed that he has no plans to return to active politics, preferring NGO work instead.

“I will be working in the field of Chinese education NGO work and have just secured a research fellowship with the Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines and another university in Kyoto till next August.

“I’m also working on a paper entitled How governance affects social situations in a country” said the 64-year-old politician.

permatang pauh 200808 tan yee kewIn between the 40-minute press conference, Anwar said it was not important for Toh to join the party but PKR will consult him on matters of good governance from time to time.

On whether he would accept an adviser’s role in PKR, Toh said he would have to think about it later.

Anwar added that Toh’s role in PKR need not be official as long as he can assist in advising the party.

The press conference at PKR’s election campaign office in Sama Gagah was also attended by newly-joined and former MCA women’s leader Dr Tan Yee Kew (photo) and DAP state assemblyman Phee Boon Poh.


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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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