Bumiputera Malaysia

Bumiputera Malaysia

By a Malaysian for his country

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi gets his priorities wrong

The Malaysian Prime Minister has did it again. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced that he had allocated RM20 million to redevelope his alma mater, the Bukit Mertajam High School in Penang. An additional RM3.5 million will be given for the restoration work for the Block C of the school.

Either the Prime Minister of Malaysia is lying or sleeping. His racist Islam Hadhari government allocated only RM2.1 million to 96 Chinese-language schools in the country (which is about RM22,000 for each Chinese-medium school). Few months back, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had asked the Malaysian Chinese to be grateful.

During the tabling of the
embarassing 9th Malaysia Plan (9MP), the premier himself had acknowledged that there are at least 1,598 schools in Malaysia that do not have piped water and 809 schools do not have electricity supply.

Malaysians have constantly been told to
tighten their belts, police stations nationwide have no money for a more comfortable working environment and many schools have no allocation for upkeep, and this 1 school in Penang gets RM23.5 million.

Abdullah's reasoning to give RM23.5 million to his former school was, "we have decided that the school's heritage should be retained". The "
I am in control" Prime Minister should have instead say the same thing when his cruel government decided to demolish Bok House in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.