Two weeks ago I posted Cronyism, where I asked:
What is cronyism? […]
In the Malaysian case, cronyism is more about commercial awards with outrageous terms, usually at the expense of the rakyat […]
… for example, such as the disgraceful extent of the government’s refusal to make public the contractual terms the government had signed with the IPP, and outrageously declaring the contracts as classified.
What is the BN government hiding?*
* er ... just a rhetorical question, meaning we know the answer to it, wakakaka
Ask yourself whether today’s The Malaysian Insider’s Ku Li: Putrajaya should rethink economic policies as income gap widens suggests another act of cronyism?
In TMI news article, Tengku Razaleigh ... criticised Malaysia for being the only rice producing country that has privatised rice production and given it to politically-linked Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary’s company Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) a monopoly over the market.
He said: The reality today is Thailand and Indonesia are self sufficient in rice and we are 30 per cent dependent on imported rice. But because it is a monopoly, imported rice is cheaper in Singapore than Malaysia. Privatisation for the benefit of private individuals to profit from such an essential commodity is a clear abuse of power.
If only non-Malay Malaysians eat rice, I can at least understand (if not disagree with) a BN favoured individual being allowed to monopolize the provision of rice, an essential commodity.
But don’t Malays eat rice too? So, via this rice monopoly, hasn’t someone f* the Malays up kau kau, forcing them to buy rice at prices far more expensive than what a Singaporean, a citizen of a non-rice producing nation, needs to pay for imported rice?
I hope those über Ketuanan Melayu types like Ibrahim Ali and his Perkasa, Pembela, Utusan Malaysia and Awang Selamat, Big Dog, etc would say something about this.
Thus, may I just reiterate, that in the Malaysian case, cronyism is more about commercial awards with outrageous terms, usually at the expense of the rakyat …
… and the rakyat of this country, our nation, naturally includes the Malays.