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Some more hours before Pakatan Rakyat’s next move to form Government

Posted on: September 23, 2008

The ball is back in Pakatan’s court
Beh Lih Yi | Sep 22, 08 6:48pm Malaysiakini.com
Pakatan Rakyat would not seek help from the Parliament speaker on its request to convene a special meeting to debate a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as the political impasse continues.

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johari abdulContacted today, Pakatan secretariat member and PKR Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul said the opposition alliance would not seek Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia’s help to break the deadlock.

He said this is because the power to call for a special meeting when the Parliament is not session only lies with the premier under the parliamentary standing orders.

“Since we have given the prime minister until tomorrow to respond, let’s wait till tomorrow is over and we will decide on our next course of action,” he said when contacted today.

Pakatan however is holding its cards close to its chest as Johari, when asked on the next course of action, only replied: “It is in the pipeline.”

The PKR MP insisted that there should be a written reply from Abdullah as the special meet was clearly requested by Pakatan in the letter sent to the prime minister earlier.

No letter to king yet

anwar and pak lahOpposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, on the other hand, has conspicuously skipped all his public functions in his constituency in Permatang Pauh, Penang over the weekend.

His wife, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who replaced him at the functions, reportedly said that Anwar was occupied with meetings with BN MPs since more of them ‘were keen to cross over’.

Abdullah rejected the special meeting last Thursday, saying that he did not see the need to do so since Parliament will resume on Oct 13 after the Ramadhan and Hari Raya break.

agong power in the change of government  220908Pakatan has given the premier up to tomorrow to respond to its request failing which, it does not rule out the possibility of seeking an audience with the King on the matter.

The opposition alliance has consistently claimed it has obtained sufficient number of BN lawmakers to defect to Pakatan in order to topple the BN-led federal government.

However, it missed its self-imposed deadline on Sept 16 to topple the government and cited the reason that they wanted to meet with Abdullah to discuss a ‘peaceful transition of power’ first.

Abdullah nevertheless has rejected Anwar’s claim, describing it as mere “political lies”.

Meanwhile, Johari also clarified that Pakatan has not sent any letter to the King seeking an audience as reportedly said by a PAS leader in Penang over the weekend.

“I can confirm there is no letter sent yet,” said the Pakatan secretariat member.

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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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