1st Malaysian-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference held in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia earlier today.Given a speech in the conference,Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak stressed again that current government of Malaysia will not intend to censor the Internet.
The points are:
Malaysian government is willing to build an open and digital democracy of society and it’s on the way to go.
Malaysian government is keeping to develop Multimedia Super Corridor which was initiated by former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir.
Malaysian government is hoping to treat the bloggers as partners to move forward together,not as enemies.
Malaysian government is looking forward to seeing that bloggers could treat government fairly to make comments online.
Malaysian government is helping doing further investments on high speed broadband services to eliminate the digital gap.
Could the promise be trusted?Well,as it is a public speech that most people now hear it,I don’t think the government could change their principle so easily.Do wish to see a much open Malaysia soon!
The economic in Malaysia recently has been at crossroads.More competitions in global market brings opportunities as well as risks.The Malaysian government is willing to take the chance to lead the country to be high income nation in 2020.Therefore,ETP was born for that goal.
Up to date,Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib announced 19 transformational projects come from 10 NKEAs, contributing nearly RM67 billion in investment, RM36 billion in GNI and 35,000 new jobs.
More EPPs will be announced by stages from PM Najib in the coming months.I’m looking forward to more great news that may drive Malaysia into a better living country.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib claimed that GDP in Q1 2010 is 10.1% greater than the same period of last year.It seems to be very good news as it indicates Malaysia’s economy is walking out of the mess and turning into a right way.However,some people put some arguments out because they see the growth of Malaysia’ economy is based a large deficit and creating a huge amount of debts.
Malaysia government provided RM18.6billion as the subsidies to petrol price,gas price and so on.It is almost 11% of GDP for the year,higher than many other developed and developing countries in the world(France-1.4%,UK-0.7%;Indonesia-2.7%,India-1.6%,China-0.7%).However,the expenses on subsidies are actually only ranking at No.4 of total expenses.The No.1 expense is for salary and other bonus of civil servants-1.22million of civil servants cost RM52.9billion for the last year-it’s around 3 times of subsidies and 33.7% of the total expenses.That means each public servant could get average income for the year at RM43360,at the same time,the Per Capita GNI(Gross National Income) of Malaysia is RM23567(ie. Malaysia has approx. 27.7million citizens in 2009.)
From the points I can see,I suggest the government smoothly cuts down the subsidies,but also need to cut down the number of public servants by increasing the operational efficiency and applying e-solutions and automation systems in order to facilitate the administrations among different departments.
Malaysia might not be another Greece so soon,but if the government doesn’t know how to control the debts and deficit,I don’t think a better future will be close to the people in this land.On the contrary,the whole country will probably suffer the pain later.
Google’s spokesman said Google China stopped to censor the contents in the Internet and closed off the search engine in mainland China.Google.cn will directly redirect to Google.hk.That means from now on Chinese users could search anything existing in the Internet,including the truth of some affairs.
I can understand why the Chinese government wanted to have such a censorship,however,I never support it.I think even in a family,hiding something between members is not a good thing and it should be applying to the government too.People release some rights to the government to draw a consistent strategy to develop the country and to have a peaceful environment.I believe most people have their clear minds to judge what is right or wrong.Thus,they have the rights to know about the truth of anything.
Chinese government blocked the access to Facebook,Twitter,YouTube(the most popular websites in the world) a few years ago.I think it’s cutting the way to the whole world.I do know that if Chinese government continues to govern the country in this way,it’s losing their mind.It’s also losing people’s hearts.
Now what actions the government taking into Google will be a direction to show where China wants to go.I hope the government could take the steps to open mind as I really hope my motherland is walking on a right way growing.
Many observers think that Malaysian government will offer the license for banking service to the related parties,however,they want to get more strategic investments and financial supports from China to push the local economical growth from the recent recession.
Simplified it,China has money and is always looking for some opportunities to make investments.On the other hands,Malaysia is lack of money and is always looking for some chance to attract more foreign investments.That’s why they are going to make a deal.I can see that more and more business and cultural activities is going to hold between two countries.But I can’t see that Malaysian government gives any extra benefits to the Chinese.For example,I’m going to have marriage with my fiancée who is Malaysian Chinese and after the marriage,we decide to stay in Malaysia for some years.Thus,we need to buy a property to stay.
According to the law,foreigners are only able to buy a property valued more than RM250,000 in KL and Selangor and there’s no exemption to a foreign spouse of a Malaysian.I understand this clause protects the low-mid income citizens as foreign investors may push up the property prices if no restrictions here.But in my case,the property could be only under my fiancée’s name if the preferable property is under RM250,000 and nothing protects me.
Malaysian government still needs to be a bit smarter to welcome more foreign investments.
Today ministry of Finance in Malaysia will submit the budget for the coming 2010.The Prime Minister Dato’ Najib is also the minister of Finance.I think he had to pay attention to this budget because Malaysia was just suffered by the economic downturn seriously and now difficultly walking out of it.The government ran some mini budgets during the past several month to support country’s economic by adding deficit.So the forthcoming budget is at the crossroad that may push the economic up or pull it down to the jungle.
In front of the new budget,Najib must give out the ways for two main points at the same time:
To keep supporting on business activities and relieving financial pressures of citizens by issuing policies that benefit both companies and consumers
To cut the deficit into a proper range
I will post the hot points tonight when the budget released to the public.