Monday, July 8, 2013

Keeping Malaysians Poor

Academician Bridget Welsh speaking at a seminar at Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) Malaysia yesterday spoke the plain truth that Malaysian politicians are keeping people poor to ensure support can be bought. Of course she was referring to political campaign financing that BN politicians openly indulged in on a massive scale during GE13.

“What is happening in East Malaysia in terms of poverty really raises questions, because vote buying has been going on there for a long period of time and they are not really fundamentally changing the standards of living in these states for the majority of the people,” she said.

That explains why the indigenous and rural folks are fixed deposits for BN! Keep them poor and keep them ignorant and they are yours for the taking! And the sad fact is that things are not likely to change anytime soon!

On Friday evening, I was at Bubba Gump in Sunway Pyramid, joining other SUBS colleagues in a farewell dinner for Madeline Tan who is leaving us. Sunway University doesn’t know it but we are losing a precious teaching asset!

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