Tuesday 28 October 2008

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid is Still Carrying UMNO's Racist-Baggage into Pakatan Rakyat Government

UPDATE: 29 October 2008

Read here in Malaysiakini

PKNS Staff Should NOT Interfere MB's Prerogative

"Staff at the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) should respect the menteri besar's prerogative in appointing a non-Malay to head the state agency, said DAP vice-chairperson Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim."I hope the menteri besar's decision is respected by all and the PKNS staff will focus on doing their work professionally instead of questioning the prerogative of the state government to appoint the most suitable person for the post," he said in a statement today.Read here for more

Read here article in People's Parliament by Haris Ibrahim

Is Pakatan Rakyat perpetuating race-based politics and governance?


Haris Ibrahim

Excerpts: Read here for more

The People’s Voice & The People’s Declaration is the document endorsed by, amongst others, DAP, PKR and PAS in February this year, just before the 12th GE.

An excerpt (from the document )states:
…And we, the rakyat of Malaysia of all races and of various faiths, now declare that we REJECT raced-based systems of governance of the country in favour of non race-based, integrated systems of governance…
The rejection of race-based governance was the most important of all the aspirations spelt out in The People’s Voice & The People’s Declaration.

It was therefore with a great deal of frustration that we watched the Pakatan people in Penang, Perak and Selangor (in) trying to form the state government in each state, trying to find a formula that would keep ‘all the races’ happy.

  1. Hadn’t these parties just agreed with us that race-based politics was to be consigned to the bin?

  2. Shouldn’t we be focussed on getting the best man or woman for the job?

  3. Is not meritocracy supposed to now be the order of the day, at least in the Pakatan states?

The Appointment of Acting GM of PKNS

Why is Selangor(State Government) appointing Current Finance and Corporate deputy general manager Low Siew Moi, as acting GM of PKNS "until the state could source for a bumiputra person with high calibre and ethics and someone who is committed to lead the state’s business arm" - Star online.

Is it not enough that the individual is a person "with high calibre and ethics and someone who is committed to lead the state’s business arm"? Malaysiakini reports today that 6 staff bodies of PKNS have OBJECTED to the appointment of Low on the grounds that she is CHINESE.

The Malaysiakini report has it that: In their joint memorandum dated Oct 25 to Khalid, the (PKNS) staff associations said: " PKNS was established for Malays and to fulfill the Malay agenda. Because of this, the organisation needs to be led by a Malay.”

The memorandum stated that, as PKNS conducts activities that are spiritual in nature, its leader must understand and practice Islamic values. "In other words, the one who will become the general manager will be the ‘imam’ for all the staff," the signatories said.

PKNS conducts activities that are SPIRITUAL in nature? Bullshit!

In an updated Star online report today reporting on the same matter, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid is reported to have said that:

"...efforts had been made to find such a successor from within PKNS but there was a conflict of interests where a group of senior officers had been found to be holding 30% shares in PKNS Infra Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PKNS".
This is spiritual??

What I also found troubling in this report was the following statement by Selangor MB Tan Sri Khalid :

PKNS is supposed to uplift the Malays by providing them with business opportunities but checks showed that 75% of the projects in the past were awarded directly or indirectly to non-bumiputra firms.”
A quick check on the PKNS website will reveal the following mission statement :

Untuk merealisasikan wawasan ini, PKNS sentiasa menggalak dan mengamalkan nilai-nilai murni, tradisi keilmuan, penguasaan teknologi seiring dengan usaha untuk terus meningkatkan pegangan harta yang teguh, berpandangan jauh serta menggalakkan inovasi di samping terus menerajui dan meneroka pembangunan yang mewujudkan peluang-peluang untuk memenuhi keperluan rakyat dan aspirasi negara.

So where does (Selangor MB) Tan Sri Khalid get this crap about PKNS being supposed to uplift the Malays?

Should it not be uplifting ALL people in Selangor?

Did not Anwar say that PKR championed Ketuanan Rakyat?

Good people of Selangor, DON'T take this lying down.

Post 8th March, we resolved that we would NOT take any more crap from the politicians.

The people of Selangor must hold the politicians accountable.

The webpage containing the particulars of all the Selangor State Exco members may be reached by clicking HERE

It is complete with the e-mail addresses of your ADUN who now sit on the Exco.

If this whole episode of appointing a temporary non-bumi whilst looking out for a worthy bumi upsets you as it upsets me, write to your ADUN and complain.

If your ADUN does not sit on the Exco, write to your MB and let him know that you are pissed off.

Send a copy of your e-mail to
mailto:thepeoplesparliament@gmail.comso that the same may be displayed on this blog.
- Haris Ibrahim


Anonymous said...

Pakatan has governed only for 7 months and you are jumping at them thats what BN wants. Who are the real racist. Be patience, we must be politically smart because the UMNO and gang are searching for every mistake whilst not correcting their major errors. First is to get rid of BN and put them in the opposition camp and this take time. Then you can tell Pakatan a thing or two. Although its not wrong but give smart comments. Your comments make me feel you are really on the other side trying to create this atmosphere or you have some symptoms of an......

Murai Eijal said...

Pakatan Rakyat proud with their discoveris and accusation on Barisan Nasional's scandals and corruptions.

But then, when the PKR representative in Perak's state government received a sex bribery,it seems nothing to them especially to Anwar Ibrahim.

Only 7 months, the PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT rep has the guts to receive the bribery and the rep spinned the strory with accusation of conspiracy.

Funny, he suddenly claim that the sex bribery was a gift.

Only 7 months, PKR has the guts to betray people, what about 51 years?

Malaysia under PKR is like in a hell.

Geronimo said...

I wonder why these PKNS fellas are making so much noise, and that goes for PAS too. MAS, an UMNO dominated company, now has an Iban managing the organisation and making a fair success out of it. I used to work for one of the sister companies of PKNS as its GM and no one protested then. Is it because the state is now under PR that they deem fit to express their dissatisfaction? It is an act of insubordination, period!

K L said...

To avoid this type of racial issue recurring in future, how about engaging only Malay staffs and maybe retrench all non-Malays staffs now ?

She is only an ACTING GM, i.e. temporary only, so what is the big fuss about ?