Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, 3rd June 2010:
Two parliamentary questions on Najib's three strategic initiatives to transform Malaysia but which have run aground because of strong internal opposition mostly from Umno and its outsourced organizations like Perkasa
In the forthcoming parliamentary meeting beginning on Monday, I have given notice to pose two questions to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak on his three strategic initiatives to transform Malaysia but which have run aground because of strong opposition mostly from Umno and its outsourced organizations like Perkasa.
These three initiatives of Najib are his three strategic pillars which make up his roadmap to achieving Vision 2020 - an high-income advanced nation with inclusiveness and sustainability by 2020:
1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now;
Government Transformation Programme; and
New Economic Model.
My two questions are to ask the Prime Minister:
how many Ministers in his Cabinet, naming them, regard himself/herself as Malaysian first, race second in keeping with 1Malaysia policy; and
what steps have been taken to ensure that Malaysia will never go the way of Iceland and Greece of becoming a bankrupt nation requiring regional or international rescue.
Since the warning by the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Idris Jala at the Subsidy Rationalisation Lab Open Day last Friday, that Malaysia could become a bankrupt nation by 2019 if the country is not prepared to cut subsidies and embrace the New Economic Model, the knives from UMNO leaders have been out to get at Idris - with the Prime Minister distancing himself from Idris' warning and his immediate superior, the Chairman of Perrormance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon leaving Idris completely in the lurch.
The other focus of my questions in the forthcoming Parliament will be on Sabah and Sarawak, underlined by my question to the Prime Minister whether he would set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the broken promises to Sabah and Sarawak on the formation of Malaysia in 1963, in particular just and equitable development of the people from the two rich states.
Such a Royal Commission will be particularly apt and meaningful with the approach of the half-century anniversary of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia.
My other questions on Sabah and Sarawak are:
To ask the Prime Minister the outcome of Federal Government efforts since April 2009 to resolve the long-standing problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah which have made Sabahans "foreigners in their own homeland".
To ask the Prime Minister the outcome of Brunei's claims to Limbang and the terms of Malaysia's ceding of offshore Blocks L and M in South China Sea to Brunei.
To ask the Prime Minister to give the amounts of Federal allocations to Sabah for each year since 1963, giving a breakdown of their uses.
To ask the Prime Minsiter to give the amounts of Federal allocations to Sarawak for each year since 1963, giving a breakdown of their uses.
My other parliamentary questions are:
To ask the Prime Minister the progress of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in stamping out "grand corruption" of top political and government leaders and in particular why no "big fish" in the PKFZ scandal have been nabbed.
To ask the Home Minister why there has been no official government apology for the trigger-happy police killing of 14 year-old Aminulrasyid Amza in Shah Alam on April 26 and why a public inquiry had not been instituted instead of a Special Panel under the Deputy Home Minister.
To ask the Prime Minister the reasons for the 10-month delay in implementing the Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission (EAIC) and whether it would be replaced by an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) instead.
To ask the Prime Minister the terms for Petronas' securing oil production-sharing contracts with UNOG for deep-sea Blocks MD-4, 5 & 6 in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban and what has been paid by Petronas.
To ask the Home Minister the number of citizenship certificates he had given out during by-elections, the number of outstanding citizenship and PR applications, and why he had not resolved them instead of using them as "by-election" goodies.
To ask the Prime Minister to give a full list of the oil production agreements entered into by Petronas world-wide, citing the value of each such agreement.
To ask the Prime Minister to give a racial breakdown of Petronas employees (i) inside the country (ii) in each foreign country.
To ask the Prime Minister to give the total number of scholarships given out by Federal government/agencies as well as government-related GLCs, giving a racial breakdown, for each year since 2000.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor