Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ali Rustam Can Keep Dreaming!

Mohd Ali Slams Chua's Statement On NEP

MELAKA, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam Monday slammed former Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng's statement that the need for the New Economic Policy (NEP) no longer exists.

He said the statement by Chua, as a MCA presidential candidate, was an old tactic to gain support ahead of MCA elections by criticising the Malays.

Mohd Ali said the objective of the NEP was clear, which is to eradicate poverty and to restructure the society for all races.

"All races would benefit from the NEP," he said in a statement.

The Melaka chief minister was commenting on Chua's statement that the need for the NEP no longer existed and that the government should only retain the policy's poverty eradication aspect.

Mohd Ali said a lot of time were wasted on political polemics, especially during party elections.

He added that Chua should find new ways to get support for his MCA presidential ambition and not merely criticising government policies.

He added that when Chua was Health Minister, he had failed to solve the shortage of doctors and specialist doctors.
Ah....notice the last point and the other points. It's starting to get more of character attack against Chua. It seems that Ali Rustam is running out of points there to rebutt what Chua is saying. Still I think you guys remembered how Ali Rustam sulked when the other people hit back on the pig farm issue?

But a lot of people got the wrong objective of the NEP. The NEP actually doesn't last forever. It is a temporary measure meant to get Malays to "stand on their own feet" and be on the same status as the other races. While few actually got it right, many got it wrong and it became "stamping on the others". Thus it was criticized that it has been misused.

If you want to be as great as Singapore then this thing will have to be done away with another that fits under the new millennium scenario. That NEP is meant between late 70s to the early 90s. That's it. I think I am repeating my point here. A shame though that we are losing badly to upcoming countries even that includes India.

So you can keep on dreaming my dear Ali. But there will be a day when you stand face to face at God and you could be asked of this question. I wonder what will be your answer and God's response to it? My opinion is that such thinking is as worthless like a Gestapo person.

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