Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ong Ka Ting's Pre-Election Hype

From today's The Star.

Future bright for the Chinese

The Chinese community must remain positive and continue to contribute to the growth of the national economy, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said.

Calling on the community to employ the “right strategies”, he said the country’s economic growth was still very much dependent on their contributions.

“We should not be affected by some negative remarks because we enjoy a very important position in mainstream economic development,” he told reporters after opening the “Globalising Malaysia: Economic Potential for Malaysian Youths” seminar here yesterday.

Ong, who is Housing and Local Government Minister, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and other Barisan leaders had assured the Cabinet and other channels that what belonged to the Chinese community would not be taken away and given to others.

“The various policies that the Government has implemented to help bumiputras are meant to expand the economic cake and create new opportunities and wealth,” he explained.

Reiterating that the MCA would continue to voice the views of the community at the decision-making level, Ong said the party would also liaise with the Malaysian Chinese Economic Consultative Council (MCECC) on matters of interest.

He said the party wanted to focus on the country’s economic development, the opportunities given to the Chinese and the results of their participation.

“We are confident that the future is bright for the community. The Chinese should be more concerned about globalisation now as it will provide them more opportunities all over the world,” he said.

Ong said 99.2% of the Malaysian corporate sector was made up of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which were mostly Chinese-owned, adding that these people had been doing business even before the country’s independence.

As such, he said there was a high percentage of Chinese securing SME loans, adding that as of Dec 31 last year, RM112.8bil in SME loans had been approved by both commercial banks and government financial institutions.

“Of this, 80.8% or RM91.1bil was given to non-bumiputras,” he said.
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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

“The various policies that the Government has implemented to help bumiputras are meant to expand the economic cake and create new opportunities and wealth,” he explained."

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Dato Ong Sir,

Please name me just ONE sector of the economic cake that was genuinely started by the bumis & not taken away from other Malaysians.

If you would just pull your head out of the provebial sand, you can surely see that in almost all sectors of the economy, the pioneers has had their share taken away from them in the name of the New Economic Policy.
ie.:-

1) Banking ~ Where's Ban Hin Lee Bank, Kwong Yik Bank, UMBC etc?

2) Transport Companies ~ Alec Bus, South Johor?

3) Properties ~ Pelangi Berhad?

The list goes on & on.

My business too was taken away.
I've been there, done that, got the t-shirt...!!

MCA is akin to MIC, a lackey of the ruling UMNO. What the chinese call a "Running Dog"


Vote BN Not!

~qwerty~

1:05 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Jed Yoong a.k.a. freelunch2020 said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
*woof* *woof* *woof*

9:10 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ong KT, you must be shittin me right?

12:05 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Trashed said...

OKT,

Just answer one question.

The PM said recently that all races were treated equally in education.

Kindly answer the question - yes or no. Is there a quota based on race for entrance into local universities ?

Are the non-Malay families in Malaysia lying or is the PM lying ?

1:22 AM GMT+8  

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