Of Malaysia’s Ministers and Clowns…

24 January 2018

7m7 minutes ago

khalidkarim Retweeted RichardLi

I thot Kak Fatty was joking yesterday. I am stunned. Why Kedah fishermen not using WestCoast Rail to give us cheap temenung?

khalidkarim added,

17 February 2016


Jay Jay Denis

Jay Jay does research for a local think-tank while being fascinated by politics and how it affects the lives of everyone. He usually swims in a pile of magnificent books and wonderful coffee in his little spare time. He tweets at @jayjaydenis.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/opinion/jay-jay-denis/article/stop-being-nosy-and-get-to-work-khairy?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.bcXRa4M6.dpuf

Stop being nosy and get to work, Khairy.

There is something about ministers in Malaysia which I find completely foolish.

And latest to this list is Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.

He got onto the microblogging site  to defend Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s assertion that Malaysia needed more workers from Bangladesh to the tune of 1.5 million.

It got worse when the Rembau MP resorted to twisting the facts to make it sound that he was right.

The Umno Youth Chief said:

i) Malaysians don’t want to work for low-paying jobs

ii) If Malaysians are paid more, the cost of living including property prices will spike.

iii) 1.5 million workers is only a figure by Dhaka. Malaysia will not take all.

All of these are complete fallacies.

For starters, the base wage of RM900 in Malaysia is inhumane and impossible to live on.

Malaysians will work for low-skilled jobs if there is an adequate pay.

Next, property prices do not increase because workers are paid decently.

In fact, if workers are paid a decent living wage, they will be better placed to purchase a property for themselves, further boosting the property market.

One of the main causes of housing prices surging is speculation by homeowners who look to make a quick buck by buying and selling on a particular house or land in a short space of time.

Third, the Youth Minister’s claim that it is Dhaka who is pushing through the idea of sending 1.5 million workers is absolutely false.

In June last year, Zahid was reported as saying that 1.5 million workers will be brought into Kuala Lumpur in stages within three years.

Clearly, Khairy hasn’t done his homework and should be ticked off for being “Twitter-happy” in his defence of the deputy prime minister.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer, organisation or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/opinion/jay-jay-denis/article/stop-being-nosy-and-get-to-work-khairy?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.bcXRa4M6.dpuf

9 February 2016

Free Malaysia Today

‘Maniacs and clowns’ in Malaysian officialdo

February 8, 2016

This is why we’re the world’s laughing stock, says a political analyst.


GOMBAK: The international community regards Malaysian politics as immature because our officialdom is full of “maniacs, jokers and clowns,” according to political analyst Maszlee Malik.

Speaking to FMT, he said the immaturity of politicians and the way they were appointed to leadership positions had made Malaysia the “laughing stock of the world.”

“Don’t talk about auctioning off our country through the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ,” he said. “It’s the current political situation that is auctioning off our country, and this happens when you put those maniacs, jokers and clowns in the administration and in political positions.”

He said many Malaysian politicians were appointed to leadership positions through “excessive politicking” and the nation was thereby saddled with leaders without enough wisdom to produce good political ideas.

“This was how people like Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, Ahmad Maslan and Ismail Sabri became ministers,” he said. “These are all cartoons.


Maszlee is a lecturer at the International Islamic University and a senior fellow of the Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs.

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