December 31, 2015 by Suara Kebenaran
KUALA LUMPUR: Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, in a New Year message, looks towards the 14th General Election in 2018 and hopefully the informal opposition alliance seizing the reins of power in Putrajaya. “Imagine Malaysia in 2020, following Pakatan Harapan’s win in the 14th General Election,” said Nurul, also a PKR Vice-President. “We will uphold the Federal Constitution.”
“Draconian laws would be repealed and there would no longer be any political prisoners. The people need not fear the Inspector General of Police.”
The world, she added, would no longer judge Malaysia by the jailing of the de facto Opposition Leader or the discovery of extraordinarily large sums of money in the Prime Minister’s personal accounts.
1MDB, she pledges for starters, would be put under administration i.e. wound-up. “Those responsible and involved in white collar crimes would be brought to justice, investigated and prosecuted, no matter what their position.”
“This would include leaders who receive foreign ‘donations’ without audit. They would be investigated as well, prosecuted and jailed.”
YAPEIM, Tabung Haji, and Mara, among others, will also come under scrutiny once the new government takes office. “Pakatan Harapan would ensure that they are safely managed and their coffers soundly spent,” assured Nurul.
In policy-making, she continued, there would be no flip-flops. “No matter who comes and who goes there would be consistency in policymaking.”
“New Ministers coming in cannot change the policies approved during the time of their predecessors.”
She cited education as a case in point. “Education would not be politicised.”
“The mammoth budget of the Prime Minister’s Office would be channeled to Universiti Malaya and other public universities to raise their QS rankings.”
The focus in managing the economy under Pakatan, said Nurul, would not be on GDP per capita alone but on economic inequality indicators for a better targeted GINI coefficient of 0.35 by 2020. “The emphasis in the Malay and Orang Asal economies would be on social stability. GST would be brought down to zero per cent and prices of goods and services and monopolies would be monitored without fear or favour.”
“The people will not continue to be trapped in poverty when the relative poverty measurement is set at 60 per cent of the household median income.”
Nurul does not forget Harimau Malaya in her New Year Message. “Only the best players would be chosen and trained with utmost dedication.”
“FAM will be reformed. Malaysia will regain the title as the champions in Southeast Asia.”