Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Why Bersih is important to rakyat today?
This is an excellent video showcasing the promises of our prime ministers since Mahathir. None of their visions have helped this nation grow, it says we may achieve the state of Myanmar where we would be exporting our labour! Do we want to wait till then?
An Amah in the 1970s earned more than a fresh graduate today. Using gold as a standard an Amah in the '70s was paid 0.476oz whereas a fresh graduate today is paid 0.425oz. It says 0.5oz of gold is equivalent to the poverty rate of RM2,000.
Foreign labour is brought in to keep local wages low. Government encourages foreign labour even an illegal work force. Who benefits most from this?
More than 40% of the population lives below the poverty level. How has the National Economic Policy (NEP) elevated poverty? The middle class has dwindled and moved in with the poor. Have our prime ministers kept their promises?
Removal of subsidies have increased food prices by 7%. According to Bank Negara figures the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased from 2% to 4% this year. Can we believe this?
The video also shows how gerrymandering has created more votes for the Barisan Nasional (National Front). An eg is comparison between Putrajaya and Kapar - 1Putrajaya vote = 17 Kapar votes. Why is the BN/UMNO government reluctant to change the election procedures?
We can't believe in this government, can we?
It is upto us to show we care for this country and we need to show that this is enough. Isn't it time?