Spotted this e SinChew editorial regarding the new PM and his priority list ::
tackle the rampant corruption issue
to cut down unnecessary red tapes
to tell the truth in order for the PM to gather the right info and subsequently deal with problems.
According to the editorial, the issues mentioned by the Prime Minister are exactly what Malaysians are most concerned about, in particular the increasingly widespread corruption issue. Meanwhile, government officials of various levels continue to tell lies to swindle the nation.
The editorial stressed that to eradicate corruption, it is not enough just to instruct ministers to set up task forces in their respective ministries to expedite application procedures and cut down bureaucracy.
The editorial suggested that the authorities should also make everyone potential ACA informants and reward those who report corruption cases to the authorities. As long as everyone does his job, it is a matter of time that this malady will be wiped out completely some day. Meanwhile, the government must also amend the laws to give the media a freer hand in reporting corruption cases. At this moment, the laws prevent the reporting of such incidents. Even if members of the public report such cases to the ACA, their names must be withheld by the newspapers. (Now this comes as a surprise, the fact that there are laws to keep the media silent. Can anyone elaborate further on this)
The editorial further go on to say that to speak the truth, first and foremost, the media must be allowed to tell the truth. If the media is unable to tell the truth, the Prime Minister and other senior government officials will not be able to hear the truth. The media want to speak the truth, but they are often prevented from doing so by all kinds of laws and estrictions. It is common for newspapers to receive lawyer letters which want them to shut up on the truth While newspapers have the ability to offer the truest stories on politics, economy and social developments, such as disclosing the weaknesses in our economy, they have often met with lots of hindrances. (It appears that repressive laws like the Printing Press and Publishing Act and others will have to go first before the truth can be told and corruption effectively tackled)
The editorial concludes :: The government must provide a conducive environment as well as objective conditions for the people to speak the truth. It must also be well prepared psychologically, as truth always hurts and also ask this question :: Are we quite ready to face the truth?
For those who want to help eradicate corruption or have zero corruption, you can now contact the new PM in the following manner ::
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