VOXPOP ‘Why is Sustainable Energy Development Authority chief Fong Chan Onn giving a general response, avoiding answering specifics?’
Seda: Pua out of line on power study system
Wira: Petaling Jaya MP Tony Pua made some very specific accusations with respect to the approval of the companies of former chief secretary Mohd Sidek Hassan’s daughter Suzi Suliana and her associates.
Why is Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) chairperson Fong Chan Onn giving a general response, avoiding answering specifics that would quickly quash Pua's assertions?
Surely Fong is encouraging everyone to continue suspecting that there are more skeletons in the closet? I am of the opinion that Fong's statement is only for the mainstream media.
MCA is hopeful that those who do not read the alternative media will be satisfied by some response from the party leader.
Longjaafar: What Seda is embarrassed to admit is that some smart people saw a loophole in the system and submitted multiple applications, under different entities, and got away with it.
In this case, it was the former chief secretary Mohd Sidek Hassan’s daughter Suzi Suliana and her associates. It was planned, and carefully done; I'm sure with inside information as well.
Malaysian Logic: "A power system study (PSS) can be conducted even before a company is set up."
At the cost of RM20,000, who will pay the bill and what is there to study? Once again in an effort to save face another Malaysian makes a fool of himself.
Kgen: Fong did not say whether the PSS was conducted by Suzi's companies or not, so he is just spinning in general terms and avoiding the real issue.
This renewable energy initiative will fail because they are mainly parceled out to unworthy cronies. Will public money be used to bail them out later?
Longyan Ren: "Seda could not disclose the financial evidence as this is confidential information."
There you have it again - anything that the government does not want the public to know (read: something to hide?) is just classified as confidential. Very convenient.
Blind Freddo: The amazing thing about this and other recent fiascos is that while the ethics of BN are being shredded by Pakatan Rakyat investigations, BN still continuing the same dodgy practices. It's almost as though they think criminality is right.
Ex-wfw: Seda set the rules and then when they are broken, they try to blame Pua for saying that the rules have been broken. Fong, surely you can't be so stupid.
Onyourtoes: Fong, consult you for what, to get disinformation? It is pure and simple, you fellows can never do one thing right.
Everything is based on connection and who you know. Information asymmetry, got it?
Anonymous #19098644: Again the bottom three states are Sabah, Sarawak and Perlis, all ruled by the BN. Surprisingly Kelantan is not among them. This shows that the propaganda against PAS is nothing but misleading lies.
The sad part is that both Sabah and Sarawak are states which are rich with resources and full of promise. Only a change of government there can bring hope and prosperity to those states.
Tailek: Sabah and Sarawak are so rich with natural resources, the real (not including illegal immigrants who became overnight citizens under former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad's Project IC) population is small and yet they are among the poorest states in Malaysia.
The only rich ones are the ruling elite, who have plundered the states' wealth for themselves and their business cronies.
Rakyat of Sabah and Sarawak, do you still want to vote BN? Wake up and vote wisely next general election.
Moontime: How come I don't see Kelantan in the picture? The government propagandists have mentioned over the years that the state is the poorest.
Looks like someone's lying. Thanks to the continued leadership of BN, the poverty rate has increased. Please don't blame the opposition. They are not in power. You are.
FellowMalaysian: The increase of average household income from RM2,020 to RM4,025 between 1995 and 2009 showed an increase of yearly income growth rate at 4.8 percent. The inflation rate is about 5 percent. We are actually poorer in terms of net returns.
How was the figure RM800 derived or chosen to as the defining cut-off figure for the poor? If it had been RM800 in 1995, then factoring a inflation rate of 5 percent, the 2009 definition should be RM1,663. If this is true, then well over 40 percent of the population is poor.
Syam: A more meaningful number is the median household income of RM2,841, that is where most of us are at.
YF: The fact is most Orang Asli have zero income (or an irregular one) as they live off the land or handouts.
So why the cheat tactic to include them in the Malay group? That's a deceptive distortion only to serve Umno's self-enriching racist policies.
By right, it is the Indians that we should see at the bottom of the statistics as we see more Indians in dire need of financial aid than any other race.
Marymag: Kudos to the Statistics Department for making public its findings. The devil is in the details, as usual.
For example, poverty line income of RM800 - is that a realistic and fair cut-off point for the 'non-poor'?
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