A big fat F for Fail (Part 2): The ETP has failed ordinary Malaysians

(Also published on REFSA)

(Read Part 1 here)

The perception manipulation and deception surrounding the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) masks much more than the mediocre economic growth and dodgy math that we spotlighted yesterday. Today, we draw attention to 3 points:

  1. The ETP experienced a spectacular reversal in investments in 2012 in its second full year. Committed investments slumped 82% from RM179.2b in 2011 to RM32.1b in 2012;
  2. Not only did investments shrink, they were also of lower quality. Each ringgit of committed investments in 2012 is expected to generate less national income and create jobs that pay lower than the investments committed in 2011;
  3. The sharp contradiction between the fact that over 20 million Malaysians, nearly 70%, of our population, are poor enough to qualify for the BR1M welfare handouts even while PEMANDU trumpets we are on-track to high-income status.

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A big fat F for Fail: The ETP has failed to meet its targets

(Also published on REFSA)

PEMANDU perception manipulation

We are dismayed to find perception manipulation and deception still surrounds the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). The mainstream media today is full of praise and claims of excellent performance and transformation. This is exactly the opposite of the true picture. Today, REFSA draws attention to 3 points:

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Over 60,000 potentially dubious voters in the electoral roll based on dubious old IC numbers highlighted in the Sabah RCI

(To see Dr. Ong’s presentation on this issue, click here)

Joint Media Statement by Sabah DAP Chairman and Sri Tanjong ADUN Jimmy Wong, Sabah DAP Secretary Dr Edwin Bosi, Sabah DAP Publicity Secretary Chan Foong Hin and DAP Election Strategist Dr. Ong Kian Ming on the Sabah RCI

Thus far, the proceedings of the Sabah RCI has unveiled shocking evidence of a systematic effort by the National Registration Department, with the cooperation of the Election Commission, to give out blue identity cards to immigrants whose status as Malaysian citizens were questionable, for the expressed purpose of registering them as voters and increasing the percentage of Muslim voters in order to gain an electorate advantage for the Barisan Nasional (BN) especially in marginal seats, in the lead up to the 1994 Sabah state elections.

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