Justice For All Malaysia

Anwar Ibrahim: Kenyataan Media

Posted on: September 24, 2008


On Tuesday I met with Pakatan Rakyat leadership from PAS in Kota Bharu, Kelantan and from DAP in Kuala Lumpur. Kelantan Mentri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat and PAS President Hajji Hadi Awang reaffirmed their commitment to the spirit and the goals of the coalition and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng
expressed his satisfaction in the progress being made to strengthen and
broaden the consensus among the Pakatan Rakyat parties and supporters
from BN.

We also discussed the next steps that Pakatan Rakyat should take
towards forming a government that reflects the support of the majority
of Members of Parliament. Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s failure to accede to our request for an emergency session of Parliament represents another attempt by the UMNO-led BN government to sabotage and scuttle the democratic process.

Nevertheless I along with my colleagues in Pakatan remain confident
that the people’s desire for change shall soon be attained.  We will
proceed cautiously towards our goals and we agreed neither to be
provoked into hasty action nor to take an irresponsible approach that
would lead to instability and greater uncertainty in country.  I am not
aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the
Prime Minister—statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of
communication was open were misinformed.

There is a crisis of confidence in the current leadership of the
nation at a time when the Malaysian people are demanding solutions for
the highest increases in prices in two decades, increasing joblessness
and the dramatic decline in investor confidence.
While the newly appointed Finance Minister
boasts that the country is in sound economic standing, the facts tell a
different story.  In 2008 already over RM 125 billion has been
withdrawn from the country by investors weary of a government that has
failed to implement a single reform to ensure judicial independence and that continues to use draconian laws such as the ISA to detain its citizens without due process of law.
basic reforms are cornerstones of Pakatan Rakyat’s vision to revive the
economy, to create more growth and good jobs for Malaysian people, to
attract foreign investment, and to ensure adherence to constitutional
guarantees including the position of Islam as the religion of the
federation, the freedom to practice other religions, Bahasa Melayu as
the national language
and the freedom to practice mother tongue languages, and the status of
the Malay kings and the special position of the Malays and bumiputera.

Opposition Leader
De-facto leader, Keadilan


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Please go to this link: https://justice4allkuantan.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/invitation-public-forum-the-isa-and-the-police-reform-process-whats-next-after-pak-lah/
To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of people - Emily Cox

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.

Raja Petra

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