NEP,Meritocracy and Education System

It is clearly obvious to all of us that the NEP is a liability to our country. It was originally designed to empower the economically disadvantaged in the name of national unity. But it led to the creation of UMNOputras and their cronies, and the subsequent bailout of politically connected and family businesses. It has become a burden to the country and its perpetuation is driving much needed foreign direct investment out of our country while preventing new inflows of long term capital.

Listen to the talk by Dr. Azmi, Law Professor from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He is one of the most outspoken critics of the New Economic Policy. Great social injustice to the Malays, the Indians and the Chinese has been done by the UMNO-BN regime. NEP created a lot of social problems. Parti KeADILan’s Malaysian Economic Agenda is the answer for us.

RM1m spent in poll ads first 3 days
February 28, 2008
The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition has spent RM1 million in print media advertising in the first three days of the election campaign, said corruption watchdog Transparency International-Malaysia.“In the first three days of the period under monitor – Feb 25 to 27 – BN was projected to have spent a cumulative total of RM1.049 million,” said TI president Ramon V Navaratnam.

The amount does not include TV advertisements in which TI conceded were where the “lion’s share of election advertising monies are believed to go”.

However, the organisation will begin monitoring political parties’ expenses for TV election advertisements beginning today.

According to Ramon, the TI study was part of a regional project to promote transparency in political financing.

Over the 13-day campaigning period, TI is monitoring election advertisements in six English dailies, five Malay newspapers, four Chinese titles and three Tamil dailies.

Ramon said that TI’s estimated advertisement cost is based on normal advertisement rates quoted by the various publications surveyed.

If the cost of advertisements was to be divided proportionally among BN candidates, TI said that each parliamentary contestant would have spent RM2,220, while each state candidate, RM1,103 on print advertising alone.

Scrutinise candidates expenses, EC told

Ramon argued that this cost should be reflected in the candidates’ expenses where under the law a parliamentary candidate can spend only up to RM200,000 while a state candidate RM100,000, in election campaign expenditure.

This means that BN candidates have only RM197,780 (for parliament seat) and RM98,897 (state) left to spend for the remaining 10 days of the campaign period.

“TI urges all (political) parties to declare all their advertisement expenses and to require their candidates to report their respective share of such expenses,” said Ramon.

“TI also urges the Election Commission to closely scrutinise the candidates’ expenses report and be prepared to lodge police reports for any under-reporting found.”

According to TI, there was no election advertising by opposition parties – PAS, DAP and PKR – over the first three days of the electoral campaign in the 18 monitored newspapers.

“This is the first time that campaign expense monitoring is being monitored,” said Ramon, who is a former top civil servant.

“This is a new addition to election process monitoring and media content monitoring that had started from previous elections and is being performed in this election as well.”


The Status Quo (3-Abdul Rule) Poses Huge Risks for Us

The head of the Tiga Abdul (Abdul-LAH, Abdul Najib and Abdul Noh Mohamad) was reported by the ampu bodek UMNO controlled The New Straits Times (February 29, 2008) to have said that “Electing a government is a serious business and the people cannot afford to conduct experiments. It will be disastrous if the experiment fails. There really is so much to lose…”

We, Malaysians, put our faith in the Alliance Party and now UMNO dominated Barisan Nasional for the last 50 years including the nearly 4 years under Abdul-LAH and what did we get? We see our country as a dysfunctional state on the brink of turning into failed one.

We got empty promises with imaginary corridors throughout the length and breadth of our country. There is a breakdown in law and order so that we are no longer safe on our streets and in our homes; our system of public adminstration is crippled by low morale and inept leadership; corruption is rampant; inflation is on the rise; there is blatant abuse of power by senior politicians and their cronies and our economy is not well managed and— as they say in people’s language— all screwed up.

Even worse, in my view, is that public officials who expected to run our country professionally and with integrity are now pandering to petty politicians and their bosses at the highest level of government. Ali Rustam, who hopes to be re-elected and remain the Chief Minister of Malacca, is trying to “force” civil servants to vote for BN on the grounds that it would be considered “unpatriotic” if they voted PKR and its associates.

At no other time in our history is our country is exposed to greater risk than it is now. Petrol prices and toll rates will increase after the UMNO-BN is returned to power; the prices of basic food items will rise in tandem; the fight against corruption has virtually been abandoned; and the same ministers and cronies will be in charge as there is stil be plenty of money for them to make in the next 5 years.

My question is very direct: do you trust the fate and the future of our country in the hands of someone who sleeps on the job.  My Fellow Malaysians, please vote wisely and vote for change. Harapan Baru Untuk Malaysia/A New Dawn for Malaysia.—Din Merican

Umno may lose up to 10 seats

Badawi waving goodbye to Malaysians

Premesh Chandran
February 28, 2008

With 95 parliament seats and 269 state seats in Peninsula Malaysia, Umno is by far the most dominant political party in the country.

In 2004, Umno won 95 out of the 103 (92.2%) parliament seats and 268 out of 304 (88.2%) state seats contested in the peninsular. Umno had a near perfect record in all states except in the Malay heartland of Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah where it lost 32 state seats and seven parliament seats to PAS.

Its biggest prize in 2004 was snatching Terengganu back from PAS, a state it had lost in 1999 in the wake of the reformasi movement. However, this victory was marred by serious allegations of electoral fraud.

For example, the opposition lost a mere 5.2% of its total vote haul in the state – from 180,492 votes in 1999 to 171,136 votes in 2004. On the other hand, Umno secured votes totaling 222,084 – a mammoth jump of 72% as compared to the 128,912 votes it got in 1999.

In total, there were an additional 83,816 votes cast in 2004, a growth of 27% from 1999. For Umno to achieve its feat in almost doubling its popular votes in Terengganu, all these additional and new votes would have gone to the party.

These figures plus the fact that several constituencies had turnouts of above 90% have casts serious doubts on the credibility of the electoral process.

In this general election, Umno has set its sights on capturing Kelantan, a state ruled by PAS since 1990. There is fear among PAS that Kelantan would face similar 90-plus-percent turnouts. If that is the case, Umno would have achieved its 18-year ambition to wrest the state from the clutches of the Islamic Party.

But if all things remain equal and with a 5% swing of voters towards the BN, Umno stands to capture up to 14 state seats and four parliament seats. However, if these voters swing towards the opposition, Umno will lose 10 state seats and six parliament seats.

A swing among Malay voters?

In Terengganu, a 5% swing among Malay voters will see PAS pick up two marginal parliament seats – Kuala Terengganu and Marang, as well as 10 state seats – just a couple of seats from winning back the state. A similar swing in Kedah will see the opposition pick up four parliament and six state seats.

Voter swing is the proportion of those who had voted for a particular party in the last election changing their votes this time.

In other states, Umno will also be watching closely the swing among non-Malays as some of its seats have sizable percentage of such voters.

A 10% swing among non-Malay voters and a 5% swing among Malays, will see Umno losing Parit Buntar in Perak (majority 4,698), Bera, Pahang (majority 4.470), Nibong Tebal, Penang (majority 6,005) and Pokok Sena in Kedah. (majority 7,300).

Umno may also lose seats with a heavy Indian voting base if the swing among Indian voters is larger than expected.

These include Bagan Serai (majority 5,614, Indian voters: 10.4%) and Bagan Datok (majority 12,539, Indian voters: 22.6%) in Perak, Tanjong Karang (majority 9,008: Indian voters: 11.1%), Kuala Selangor (majority 13,662, Indian voters: 23.3%) in Selangor, and Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur (majority 15,288, Indian voters: 18.2%).

After benefitting from a sizable swing among Malay voters to the government in 2004, Umno’s electoral fortunes in the upcoming election will heavily depend on these voters sticking with BN.

However, after four years of ineffectual leadership by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, we expect a slight swing against the government among Malay voters in 2008, which could result in Umno losing some seven parliament seats, and perhaps as many as 10 seats.

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Manifesto KeADILan 2008

Manifesto KeADILan 2008 – Harapan Baru Untuk Malaysia PDF   Emel
26 Februari 2008
Manifesto KeADILan 2008
Harapan Baru Untuk Malaysia




Tekad Pertama: Negara Madani Untuk Semua
Mempertahankan Perpaduan, Hak Asasi dan Integriti

Tekad Kedua: Ekonomi Maju untuk Semua
Pengagihan Sama Rata Menjana Dayasaing yang Tinggi

Tekad Ketiga: Malaysia Yang Selamat Untuk Semua
Pasukan Polis Yang Bersih Untuk Perlindungan Rakyat

Tekad Keempat: Harga Rendah Untuk Semua
Kawalan Harga Petrol dan Barangan

Tekad Kelima: Pendidikan Terbaik Untuk Semua
Kualiti Pendidikan Tertinggi Yang Percuma


Najwan Halimi and Friends of Asian Renaissance

Najwan, Chin Wee Loon, Charlene, Anna, Amin Ahmad and others,

We in KeADILan care about Malaysians. Read our 2008 Election Manifesto. It contains ideas and proposals which will enable our country to regain its rightful place in the community of nations in East Asia. We were once in the top league, but now we are playing in the Division 111 EPL group.

What will it take to get back into the Premier League? First, we want a leader with vision, integrity and capacity for hard work who can build our nation “that reflects the true potential, talent and calibre of the Malaysian people”and craft, articulate and boldly implement a Malaysian Economic Agenda with transparent competitive economic policies founded on justice for all.

Second, we must have an efficient and clean civil service that can jive with the leader. Third, we need a people centered Police Force which can protect us against criminals, not treat us as the “enemy”.

Fourth, we need to eliminate economic mismanagement and massive corruption which are the root causes of the rise in the cost of living and the loss in national competitiveness. Critically, fifth, Malaysians deserve better education for their kids. With KeADILan, a new dawn awaits Malaysia.

Michael Jackson’s “They don’t care about us” is a message for the UMNO-BN regime. Listen to it. Din Merican

All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that They don’t really care about us
Skin head,Dead head
Everybody Gone bad
Situation, Aggravation
Everybody Allegation
In the suite,on the news
everybody Dog food
bang bang shot dead
Everybody’s Gone mad
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
all I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
Beat me, Hate me
You can never Break me
Will me, Thrill me
You can never Kill me
Jew me, Sue me
Everybody Do me
Kick me, Kike me
Don’t you Black or white me
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about usTell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I’m a victim of police brutality, now
I’m tired of being’ the victim of hate,
Your raping’ me of my pride
Oh for God’s sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy… Set me free

Skin head, Dead head
Everybody Gone bad
Trepidation, Speculation
Everybody Allegation
In the suite, On the news
Everybody Dog food
Black man, Black mail
Throw your brother In jail

All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible ’cause you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now.
I’m tired of being’ the victim of shame
They’re throwing’ me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is the land from which I came

You know I really do hate to say it
The government don’t wanna see
But it Roosevelt was living’,
he wouldn’t let this be, no no.

Skin head, Dead head
Everybody Gone bad
Situation Speculation
Everybody Litigation
Beat me, Bash me
You can never Trash me

Hit me,Kick me
You can never Get me

All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

Some things in life they just don’t wanna see
But if Martin Luther was living’
He wouldn’t let this be, no no.

Skin head, Dead head
Everybody’s Gone bad
Situation, Segregation
Everybody Allegation
In the suite, On the news
Everybody Dog food
Kick me, Kike me
Don’t you Wrong or right me

All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us