Sep 20, 2006

Khairy to to Shut up for the sake of national interest and harmony

Excerpt from MalaysiaKini
“Shut up for the sake of national interest and harmony!”

This is the strong message from DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin.

Speaking to reporters at the Parliament building today, Lim also called on the Umno Youth leader to stop making ‘false’ claims.

The opposition politician was responding to Khairy’s remarks at an economic forum in Kuantan, Pahang, over the weekend.

Khairy, who is Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s son-in-law, said bumiputera highway concessionaires preferred non-bumiputera consultants to advice them on projects.

“The government hands the contract to carry out a certain project to a bumiputera concessionaire and logically, the consultant chosen should also involve bumiputeras.

“However, the actions of these concessionaires that appear not to be supportive of their own race lead to the benefits - that were supposed to be shared together - falling into the hands of others," Khairy was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia.

“We should not forget that these opportunities are to be shared together with the Malays. They (the concessionaires) however seem to be swayed by short-term profits promised by others.”

Khairy stated this in a working paper read by Umno Youth economic bureau chairperson Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

Reezal also disclosed that between 1997 to 2005, only RM1.95 billion from the total RM18.05 billion worth of highway projects involved bumiputera consultants.

He said this only amounted to 10 percent and was clearly not in tandem with the government’s call for a 30-percent bumiputera economic ownership.

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1 comment:

mickeytiger said...

Charge Khairy for racialist remarks and racial discriminations. How can he says that bumiputras are only malay. Chines, indians, and others are also bumiputra as they are born in Msia. There is no such thing as pure malay or son of the soil. We are all Misians. Please no more discriminations otherwise this nation will be torn apart.