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PEMANDU ETP 2014 Report shows anomalies and abberations if not deceits and delusions – The report is grossly misleading and PEMANDU should be disbanded!

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9th MAY 2015  BLINDSPOT PEMANDU ETP 2014 Report shows anomalies and abberations if not deceits and delusions – The report is grossly misleading and PEMANDU should be disbanded! The Guardian newspaper recently wrote an article “The Tory economic plan is NOT working, at all – sadly their PR is”. It depicts how the Conservative government in the run-up to the 2015 …

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Malaysia: Kitaran Mudarat Jurang Kaya dan Miskin serta Cadangan Penyelesaiannya

Kitaran Mudarat

KENYATAAN AKHBAR 1 DIS 2014 – BLINDSPOT Kitaran Mudarat Jurang Kaya dan Miskin serta Cadangan Penyelesaiannya Pertumbuhan ekonomi adalah baik. Walau bagaimanapun, sesuatu yang baik, jika berlebih-lebihan dan dilaksanakan dengan kejahilan boleh mengakibatkan kemudaratan. Negara yang berpendapatan tinggi dan pada masa yang sama memiliki kesenjangan ekonomi yang tinggi, adalah pembunuh senyap yang tersembunyi seperti kolesterol yang membahayakan dan juga boleh …

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Malaysia’s Vicious Inequality and Proposed Actions to Remedy It

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PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 NOVEMBER 2014 – BLINDSPOT MALAYSIA’S VICIOUS INEQUALITY AND PROPOSED ACTIONS TO REMEDY IT Economic growth is good. However, like anything good, overindulgence and foolishness can land us in trouble. High income nation with high inequality is a silent and unseen troublemaker like high cholesterol and high blood pressure. We must not ignore the adverse …

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Asia: Income Inequality by Gini Index 1970-1989 and 1990-2011

Asia Inequality Index Comparison 1990-2011

Malaysia’s Gini Index did not move at all in 20 years. Malaysia is the 3rd most unequal nation in ASIA! We have the 3rd biggest GAP between the rich and poor. We are worse than Philippines, Thailand and even Indonesia. Our rich are very rich and our poor, very poor! Income Inequality is bad and has to be addressed. Are …

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High Income Nation but Low Income Population

High Income Nation

How does it feel to be in a high income nation that Dato Seri Idris Jala is talking about? In 2008, two states in Malaysia surpassed the World Bank Threshold to become “High Income” states – Kuala Lumpur & Sarawak. High Income nation through GNI/capita? On numbers and papers only or a holistic high income nation that prospers?   7,366 total …

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Malaysia’s Elections Result (1959-2013) – Gerrymandering?

Historical Elections Result 1959 2013

#GE13 sees a government formed by a party with only minority 47% popular votes while the opposition commands a majority 51%. Note: Gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander. As a result often …

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Jurang Pengagihan Pendapatan (1970-2012)

Jurang Pendapatan 1970-2012

UNDERSTANDING INCOME INEQUALITY. MALAYSIA: Jurang Pengagihan Pendapatan semakin melebar! KAYA MAKIN KAYA – MISKIN TERUS MISKIN? 4,859 total views, no views today Share!

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Malaysia’s Population by State and Ethnicity

Malaysian Diversity

  Malaysia is the only country with Asia’s three major races, Malay, Chinese, Indian, plus various other ethnic groups in large numbers. Numbers are all in Million (2011)     14,117 total views, 1 views today Share!

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Malaysia’s Elections Result (1959-2008)

Historical Elections Review 1959 2008

The 13th GE are due very soon. Parliament needs to be dissolved no later than 28th Apr 2013, and elections no later than 60 days from that. Let see how the historical trend can assist in our analysis for 2013 predictions.Note: Gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating …

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Malaysian Newspaper Circulation (Junk Foods vs Real News?)

Malaysian Newspaper Circulation

Malaysian Newspaper Circulation (Jan 2012-June 2012) Sensational News = Junk Foods! Our Favourite?! What’s Real News? What’s Sensationalized News? Numbers are average circulation of each daily newspaper, within 6 months period January 2012 to June 2012 for Peninsular Malaysia. Source: (Audit Bureau of Circulations)   6,027 total views, no views today Share!

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Malaysia’s Increasing Cost of Living and Depreciating Purchasing Power 1978-2010

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Our GDP/capita has been increasing since 1978 and we are heading towards becoming a high income nation in 2020 (according to PEMANDU) BUT how much can we buy back in 1978 and how much can we buy NOW? Is the GDP/capita really reflected in the realities of our daily livelihood? Has Malaysia improved in totality or only reflected in the …

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Malaysia’s Car Taxation Scenario

Car Taxation

Let’s discuss this scenario. Last year, the fuel subsidy by the government amounted to ~ RM15 billion while the car excise duty collected is ~ RM 7 billion. Imagine this Scenario:- – Remove fuel subsidy and excise duty. Cheaper car but more expensive Fuel. The government will save money on fuel subsidy and we save money by getting cheaper cars. …

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Malaysia’s standing on Press Freedom Index (2013)

Press Freedom Index 2013

The latest report indicate Malaysia’s worst ranking in 10 YEARS! The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organization’s assessment of the countries’ press freedom records in the previous year. Malaysia is ranked no 145 out of 179 countries. 1,941 total views, no views today Share!

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Education increases income share and reduce wealth gap

Income Shares and Education

Education forms the backbone of any society. The importance of education can never be overemphasized and the lack of it causes instability, rise in poverty and ignorance. It also plays a big role in income and wealth! FACTS:- Top 20% income earners in Malaysia are 63% Tertiary Educated. Middle 40% income earners in Malaysia are 25% Tertiary Educated. Bottom 40% …

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Malaysia is No 11 in the World Spending for Foreign Workers

Foreign Workers Spending

MALAYSIA’s FOREIGN WORKERS SALARY We are number 11 out of 170 nations in the world! Current total Malaysian workforce is at 12.7 million. We are spending USD 6.5 Billion = RM20 Billion / annually for these workers and they will repatriate a portion of this money back home. Malaysia needs foreign labour to fill in gaps but do we risk …

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