Khalid's wrong, BN doesn't intend to manage properly

VOXPOP 'They want to retain a rent-seeker culture and continue a kingdom where only a few enjoy the feast while rest are given RM500 cash voucher a year.'

Khalid: We can show BN how to manage properly

vox populi small thumbnailLittleGiant: Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim is spot on in his statement that "Umno and BN do not know the difference between business and looking after the welfare of the people."

Starting from the early 1980s, projects for the welfare and upliftment of the people became 'business development projects' for BN and that opened the doors wide for corruption and cronyism to grow unabated since then.

Though public utility services, such as electricity, water, gas, telecommunication, postal, etc, were privatised - which eased the government's burden to a large extent - the abuse of power by BN politicians and BN's uncouth ways of awarding development project contracts, coupled with sheer lack of transparency and accountability, only helped to enrich its cronies multifold.

A good politician should be a good administrator with integrity, responsibility and also good conscience as his or her core values. I have no doubt that Khalid Ibrahim, the Selangor MB, is a good politician and a good administrator.

------: The Selangor government has been fighting over water for five years and still cannot do anything. Now come to the GE, it talks big about taking over water concessionaire Syabas.

Khalid screwed up plantation giant Guthrie and he wants to help run Malaysia when he cannot run even Selangor properly.

Giudice: ------, what's the point in challenging others to state what Pakatan Rakyat has done for Selangor only to conveniently dismiss them with comments such as "enough of the Alam Flora and shit like that". Why enough? The truth hurts?

Do you even know how much has been saved by getting rid of Alam Flora? Want other examples? How about Selcat (Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency)?

I guess that's not important to a BN apologist because the last thing you want are checks and balances. How about the Freedom of Information law? And the declassifying of documents under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and exposing the racist and deplorable Biro Tatanegara (BTN) courses?

And how about the fact that in the first six months of 2012, the state government's revenue increased by RM200 million? The state's cash reserve stood at RM918 million at the end of 2010 and RM1,100 million as at June 30, 2011.

But to make things simpler for you, just go read the Auditor-General's Report on the performance of the Selangor government.

Moontime: Khalid, you have shown how to walk the talk literally as your administration managed to do something that the previous state government cannot - govern with transparency and accountability.

Nevertheless, let's err on the side of caution and not be over confident. Umno-BN will use every trick up their sleeves to take back Selangor and knowing them, the words ‘dirty, despicable and morally reprehensible acts' come to mind.

We can't trust the Election Commision to do their job as they were given explicit instructions to ensure BN wins no matter what happens.

That is why we need to go out in full force on polling day as every vote counts so that the majority is so overwhelming in Pakatan's favour that BN will have no choice but to concede defeat.

Never, ever let Selangor fall back into the hands of these scums.

CAT Lover: It is evident that BN knows how to manage money for all their efforts are geared to enriching themselves. It uses some of the proceeds of greed and corruption to uphold the flawed idea that "BN may take, but also gives back to the people".

What people get back is a bribe at best. The practices of money politics, citizenship for votes, manipulation of electoral rolls and gerrymandering demonstrate that BN has since long stopped trusting its own voters.

To BN, their past voters are merely ‘FDs' (fixed deposits) that need to be managed and be thrown a bone now and then. It is time for the people to express their distrust in BN, not just by voting but foremost by a sustained effort to see systemic injustice in the electoral system undone first.

Clever Voter: How naive can Khalid be? BN has no intention to manage properly. They want to retain a rent-seeker culture and continue a kingdom where only a few enjoy the feast while rest are given RM500 cash voucher a year, RM200 to buy a phone, and if they are really generous, hampers during festive seasons.

Jakim volunteers tell Muslims not to celebrate V-Day

Slumdog: The government does not seem to be able to separate religion and politics. You should conduct your life in accordance within the tenets of the Quran, Bible or other religious teachings and you don't need the state to tell you how to practice your religion.

The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) officials are just narrow-minded bigots, telling Muslims what they can and can't do, what they should and should not do, what they should and should not believe.

As mentioned by the many comments below there are more pressing social issues that Jakim could address.

Onyourtoes: Look at what you bigots have just said, "It (Valentine's Day) has elements of Christianity and mixed with vices forbidden by Islam".

Are you saying Christianity has elements of vices? So much for the moderation and harmony that you fellows have been ranting about. Anyway, we shall see how successful your volunteers are going to be.

Changeagent: Valentine's Day has no elements of Christianity. Zip-zero-zilch. Nil-nada-null. I can't explain it any more clearer than this.

As for the temptations of vices forbidden by Islam, Jakim are so naive to think that they can only happen on Valentine's Day.

Open Minded: I really feel sorry for the young Muslims who even if they want to express their freedom and joy for a happy occasion, are again deprived of it by individuals whose only intention is to keep the community ignorant and confused in order to gain the upper hand.

Happy Valentine's Day to one and all.


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