See Malaysiakini Perak BN gov't scorches Pakatan policies.
According to the online news report, Zambry Abdul Kadir, the Court-appointed MB of Perak, had in February promised that his BN state government would continue the people-friendly policies implemented during Pakatan’s 10-month rule.
Well, that was a case of cakap ta’serupa bikin, because Zambry’s government has now scrapped (or put on the back burner, meaning that’s as good as scrapped) many of the Pakatan Rakyat’s people-friendly policies. I shall only point out a few in this post, as follows:
· 3,000 applications from residents of new and planned villages to convert their land titles from leasehold to freehold cancelled.
Looks like the MCA and Gerakan Party will be very very dead in Perak in 2013. I feel sorry for these two Chinese-based parties. As we all know, the MCA has been continuously undermined by UMNO, sometimes deliberately (inclusive of the 'divide & conquer' use of Gerakan in some cases) and sometimes indirectly (as in this issue), but in each and every case totally without any regard for MCA’s political credibility in the latter’s constituencies.
· The open-tender policy for approving government contracts, land and logging concessions reverted to the old system of closed tenders.
Wakakakakakaka – why should we be surprised?
· The giving state land to religious schools and Chinese independent schools also scrapped.
Alamak, MCA kena kicked in the groin again.
· The process of legalising the 134 new villages put on hold.
As Samy would cry: aiyoyo, MCA, arn chnua choe ar (apa nak buat sekarang?)
Note: I have identified MCA as the real political loser. The relationship of the Gerakan Party (with Koh TK as its president) to UMNO may be considered as the equivalent of PAS non-Muslim branch wakakaka (with apologies to my friend Darren Hsu who is an atypical Gerakan person, a good bloke).