Saturday, April 22, 2023

3 More MPs appointed to 'government agency' > Only Indian MPs can help Indian Malaysians > is that not same as the BN practice? Reform Political Appointments

So, how much additional monies and allowances will these MPs and Senator receive?

Why must it be be Indian Malaysian MPs and Senator be responsible for disposal of assistance to Indian Malaysians? This is Malaysia - any Malaysian can be made responsible for disposal of aid/assistance to selected ethnic groups in Malaysia...

Why the need for a 'special agency' when it could be done by the relevant government department/agency?

When politicians are in-charge > problem is the treatment of the individuals in target groups EQUALLY - will they not practice positive discrimination in favour of their own party members and supporters, and discriminate against supporters of other 'Opposition' parties?

Anwar Ibrahim's PH-led coalition follows the 'racist practices' of the then BN government. In BN, the 3 main parties were ethnic-based - UMNO, MIC and MCA, so the tendency was to give power to the ethnic parties to deal with people from the ethnic groups their members are. Of course then, the likelihood of discrimination of persons from the target group being supporters of Opposition parties was there..

So, is Anwar Ibrahim's Pakatan Harapan continuing the same 'racist practices'..???

Malaysian Indian Community Transformation Unit (Mitra) - problem is why the Pakistani Malaysians, Sri Lankan Malaysians, Bangladeshi Malaysians left out? Thai Malaysians, Eurasian Malaysians, ... Will there be other "Transformation Units' for the other minority ethnic groups....

'MALAYSIAN INDIAN' - that is the wrong terminology, it should be INDIAN MALAYSIANS. If Malaysian Indians, it means Malaysians who are Indians(Or Indian Nationals). When we use Indian Malaysians - it is clear that we are Malaysians.

Another ruling MP appointed to GLC(Malaysia Now) - PM Anwar continues with the pre-GE14 BN culture and practice?

Compromising Backbencher MP's role by 'gifts' of appointment to government agencies/GLCs??? Backbencher MPs must not be appointed to government agencies or GLCs, as it can compromise their Parliamentary duties to monitor the Executive to prevent wrongdoings - MADPET

Political Appointments Reforms - Nepotistic Appointment of daughter Nurul Izzah Is an Abuse of Power, Abuse of Discretion and Corrupt practice not in line with good governance(MADPET)

Can PM appoint 100 or 1000 as he wishes? Arbitrary Political appointment need to be ABOLISHED - must be based on law, and favouritism free?



PKR MP Ramanan is now Mitra special committee chairperson

B Nantha Kumar
Published: Apr 18, 2023 8:32 PM

Updated: 8:32 PM

Sungai Buloh MP R Ramanan has been appointed as Malaysian Indian Community Transformation Unit (Mitra) special committee chairperson.

The PKR lawmaker confirmed his appointment when contacted by Malaysiakini.

“Yes, I was appointed as the chairperson of Mitra’s special committee. Four other committee members were also appointed.

“The committee will hold its first meeting tomorrow with the members,” Ramanan (above) said.

The newly appointed members were Senator Sivarraajh Chandran (MIC), Klang MP V Ganabatirau (DAP), Segamat MP R Yuneswaran (PKR) and Mitra director-general K Raveendran Nair.

Mitra, launched in 2013 by former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, was initially known as Socio-Economic Development of the Indian Community Unit (Sedic).

It was established to help poor Indians uplift their income capacity.

Sedic was disbanded when the BN government fell after the 14th general election and was later revived as Mitra under the Pakatan Harapan administration.

After the Harapan government fell, Mitra was placed under the National Unity Ministry.

The Mitra fund issue came under the spotlight in 2021 following the arrest of several companies’ directors, who were suspected of embezzling funds allocated by the agency.

A total of 337 companies, organisations and NGOs were identified as having received grants of an approximate total of RM203 million from Mitra, between 2019 and 2021.

It was placed under the Prime Minister’s Department after the unity government took office last November.

Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the finance minister, allocated funds worth RM100 million for Mitra during the tabling of Budget 2023 earlier this year. -  Malaysiakini, 18/4/2023

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