View Full Version : Pauline Ng tells it like it is!

28-12-2005, 04:49 PM
Will Spore Business Times KL-based reporter Pauline Ng make it into Putrajaya's list of reporters and journalists to be avoided at all costs?

Judging from her report "Expect little excitement for Bursa" in today's Spore Biz Times paper, Ms Ng pulls no punches.

In trying to answer the often-asked question why are neighbouring markets more attractive to foreign funds when Msia's economic fundamentals appear more solid, Ms Ng wrote:

* Msia's policies, which when they are not in flip-flop mode, are a morass of contradictions. Examples:

- the country wants to build towering "glocal" Malays - homegrown Malays with a global view - yet it wants to continue protecting them.
- it wants creative, resourceful entrepreneurs, yet bars university students from political activities.
- the importance of human capital is stressed in national budget after national budget, but little is done to keep the country's most talented from leaving.

Ms Ng wrote: "Not surprisingly, few foreigners have sympathy or care for such policies in this day and age. Most locals are at a loss to explain this to foreigners, so it is difficult to see how civil servants tasked with the job are able to pitch it successfully".

Yup, exactly right. Ms Ng tells it like it is. Expect the great and good in Putrajaya to mention a studied silence while they grumble and seethe in private.

Of course, the fact that the report was published in a widely-read Spore newspaper must be doubly aggravating to the apparatchiks, bureaucrats and politicians running around this great country of ours! :D

28-12-2005, 05:51 PM
Of late, there seems to be a lot of needling about performances of the Malaysian policy makers and how the country is bleeding or being bled.

Somehow, this Forum is getting political and racial.

Shall we keep discussions within the confines of issues within the Subang Jaya municipality ?

Let me remind you folks that altho some of the topics may be interesting reads, we should not lose sight of our community forum.

I shall view these side-trackings as daylight hijackings of our Forum by people with other interests besides the good of the Subang Jaya community.

28-12-2005, 06:35 PM
I agree with Chang. I was going to post something about this yesterday but I accidentally hit my comp's power switch :P

Nonetheless, these are issues of public interest, including Subang Jaya residents, and by extension the reolution of such matters would also be for the good of the Subang Jaya community.In keeping with any objective code of ethics of journalism (I know I'm stretching here), it deserves a public hearing and debate.

Having said this, I'd like to point out that there is a section within this forum called Warong Politik (http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/forumdisplay.php?f=84) which is quite underutilised.

I do have some contentions as to whether or not it is appropriate to compartmentalise "politics" in this manner as a lot of the issues are inter-related, but for the sake of the "sanity" of our longsuffering moderators, I suggest we move some of the more obviously partisan political discussions to that forum.

28-12-2005, 07:17 PM
i have many malay friends.I would like to see their success and depend less on govt.Malaysia success in achieving 2020 very much depend on the malays,other minority races cannot di it without them.Here i hope we malaysians can open up and compete with the world and achieve a better tomorrow.

28-12-2005, 07:26 PM
Okay........I may be shot with this statement. I also noticed there's alot of negative energies in postings.......complains, whinnings, whinging. But since I am a guest here too........I just kept to myself. Since Chang put up his opinion, I took this opportunity to say it out loud.

Come on.......we Malaysians know the good and the bad this country has to offer. Okay, I rest my case.

28-12-2005, 07:44 PM
Mea culpa ! I apologise if I have offended anyone out there by my posts.

However, I would have thot that the SJ community would not be a "closed shop" so to speak, because what affects the country will, either directly or indirectly, affect you, your jobs, businesses, professions and families.

Ain't no living in a vacuum any more, people! Not in a globalised knowledge-based world.

28-12-2005, 07:53 PM
I think Bob's suggestion is quite good, and I didn't notice the existence of the Warong Politik before. Probably because out of laziness I've bookmarked just the USJ forum and therefore do not see the others. Perhaps the moderator in charge should just move all the non-USJ and non-SJ related political threads over to the Warong?

BTW, I don't think people in general are driven by an urge to whine for the sake of whining.

I think it's rather an expression of caring a lot for the country and wanting to see it improve; and part of that is to identify and discuss the weaknesses.

28-12-2005, 10:40 PM
I think Bob's suggestion is quite good, ...Perhaps the moderator in charge should just move all the non-USJ and non-SJ related political threads over to the Warong?

Good suggestion Bob and Isa, the wish is granted. I will move political musings to the warong politik. But any misbehaviour gets moved to the banana plantation - and don't ask me where that thread is ;)

28-12-2005, 11:05 PM
Err...Gooood Call...!

Ahem...those who frequent there...might get a chance to meet the Great Master Yoda... (http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/search.php?do=finduser&userid=4689) the webforum's own Game Master of Politics...:)

29-12-2005, 02:29 PM
I SOKONG! 1000%!
Keep the core forum focus in our micro-community...the daily bread & butter & thieving issues, the usj 8 polis stesen & mpsj efficiencies & inefficiencies, Orchi's back longkang (ok aledy rite?), subang ria condo wannabe...etcetcetc.

A couple of years ago, we had this samo samo 'problems' where forummers were trying hard to impress everyone plus Yang Amat Bodoh & his 29 smart aleck SJ friends, with their intellectual philosophical discourse, philharmonic intercourse and Man! dey really steered usj.com.my off-course!...lucky the mod corrected the slant :D

Keep the politic and philosophies in its respective warongs.

thank you.

still Yang Amat Bodoh lato tupai D.U.H.(mal)