FMT LETTER: From Jackson Ng, via e-mail
Mind you, I am no prophet of doom. But facts and figures don‚Äôt lie. I fear for the future of my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and fellow Malaysians.
I fear the nightmare should Malaysians continue to vote for the Umno-led BN government that is infested by greedy and corrupt cronies.
There are also the hangers-on like the MCA, Gerakan and MIC ‚Äď to mention just a few ‚Äď who are prepared to sell your souls and rights just for the leftovers and crumbs from the BN government‚Äôs gravy train.
In journalism, we believe a picture/now graphics is worth a thousand words. I found the graphics or chart, if you wish to differ or be dogmatic about the choice of words, in my e-mail. It did not need any words or description to jolt me from my slumber when I woke up this morning.
As clearly depicted in the graph, under the tyranny of Mahathir Mohamad‚Äôs administration, the man still controlled spending to keep the country‚Äôs annual deficit at about RM20 billion.
His successor, the sleepy head Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also did the same for 2004 to 2007. He and his fourth floor boys went berserk in 2008, ballooning the deficit to RM35 billion. And you think that is the peak?
Look! As a prime minister who has yet to secure his own mandate from the rakyat since 2009, Najib Tun Razak has more than doubled our country‚Äôs deficit to RM45 billion compared with Mahathir‚Äôs RM20.9 billion in 2003 when he stepped down.
I thought I would never have to say this but Najib is even more dangerous and destructive than Mahathir in just three years for Malaysians and Malaysia. Why dangerous? Najib‚Äôs administration, thus far, is riddled with the promotion of racism with religion thrown in to amplify his divide and rule policy.
How else to read and describe his inaction against the seditious and inflammatory spews of venom by Ibrahim ‚ÄúKatak/Perkasa‚ÄĚ Ali, Hasan ‚ÄúJati/anti-Christian‚ÄĚ Ali and Utusan Malaysia‚Äôs continuous racist and religious slurs aimed at alienating Malays from the non Malays for Umno votes.
Najib‚Äôs administration is also plundering the nation‚Äôs wealth with his cronies like there is no tomorrow. Which country and government in the world dishes out contracts and projects worth millions and billions of ringgit almost daily but devoid of any accountability.
It willingly signs contracts with cronies that disadvantage the government (read taxpayers) because it doesn‚Äôt hurt their personal pockets ‚Äď only the pockets of law-abiding Malaysian taxpayers and the country.
From the graph, please note that government debt is at RM455.7 billion as at 2011. And the deputy finance minister tells Malaysians in Parliament not to worry because we are still less than 5% away from the critical financial level.
Well! Who is to blame for electing BN morons at every general election. Like they say, you deserve the government you elect. So, wake up Malaysians! Save your country from economic and social ruin!