Malaysia Social Contracts, Five Contracts, Economic Prosperity

Malaysia Social Contracts, Five Contracts

Reinventing Malaysia is deconstructing Malaysia — Rais Hussin | Malay Mail

Reinventing Malaysia is deconstructing Malaysia — Rais Hussin | Malay Mail

23.10.2019

Reinventing Malaysia is deconstructing Malaysia — Rais Hussin | Malay Mail

OCTOBER 23 — Malaysia works on five social contracts beyond the Federal Constitution. The first, while richly storied but hardly shared in daily conversations, involves a delegation led by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, with Tun HS Lee and Tun Sambathan in tow, to urge London to agree to a peaceful...

The first, while richly storied but hardly shared in daily conversations, involves a delegation led by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, with Tun HS Lee and Tun Sambathan in tow, to urge London to agree to a peaceful transition of power.

The third social contract, involves a colour blind affirmative action, in the form of National Economic Policy (NEP) between 1979-1990. Unfortunately, NEP while still in existence has been impoverished by the kleptocracy of the previous regime; to the degree where even Mara cannot afford to send more Malay students abroad.

The final social contract, according to my favourite, Professor KS Jomo, would have Wawasan 2020, where all races ideally see themselves as Malaysians, with equitable income and comfortable social safety net to cushion their retirements and health care benefits in old age.

All the social contracts are the key edifice of Malaysia. But as can be seen from the fifth and final one, economic prosperity is a “black swan event.” No one predicted, or knew, by 2018, that China would reach such a level of economic sophistication to compete head to head with the United States; so much so that they are now trapped in a high tech trade conflict.

Governance, according to Professor B. Jessop, is indeed “steering” beyond “who gets what, when, and how,” a definition by Professor Harold Lasswell. It is also beyond what the late Professor David Easton called “the authoritative allocation of values.”

To prevent decay from setting in, Malaysia needs to look at the three areas where the people will take “order” for granted.

Thirdly, the politics of Pakatan Harapan, cannot be based on a coalition of the possibility of more creative form of coalitions. Such as the rumours of Hishammuddin Hussein leading a new coalition that eliminates the role of DAP and Amanah.

Pakatan Harapan needs to address this to attract the right foreign direct investment to re-energise the Malaysian economy. Time and tide wait for no man, as they say.

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Reinventing Malaysia is deconstructing MalaysiaCOMMENT | The five social contract beyond the Federal Constitution must be maintained.

Dr M: Near miracle that Malaysia not bankrupted due to 1MDB monstrosity | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 ― It was a near miracle that Malaysia was not bankrupted due to the damage done by the previous kleptocratic regime as they turned the nation’s coffers into their personal kitty, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The prime minister said the damage was not just financial... Near miracle that Malaysia not bankrupted due to FOREX scandal If PH ruling govt has not interrupted the development carried out by the previous govt surely we cud achieve Vision 2020.1MDB is just a reason to tear down the efforts of the ruling govt then. 1 year plus after the election and we are still talking about the same thing.

Dr M: Key to pleasing all in Malaysia is to please none | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The government must avoid pandering to any particular group if it is to maintain Malaysia’s peace and stability, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The prime minister then quipped that the secret to pleasing all sections of the country was to ensure none was especially content... start dah dictatorship atuk tua ni Ridiculous!... step down.

PM: Not Malaysia’s job to promote China’s geopolitics | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad emphasised today that it was not Malaysia’s role to promote China’s Belt-Road Initiative, amid the controversy of a propaganda comic with that aim produced by former DAP member Hew Kuan Yau. The prime minister said the country’s rejection of... In other words, We only want their money DAP wants to bring China communist ideologies into Malaysia. Is it not obvious? Isn’t it every civilised country’s job to point out their human rights violations though? You foolishly criticised India and had no guts to do it to China. To-faced!

Two more TV series starring Hong Kong actress Jacqueline Wong coming to Malaysia | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Expect to see more of Hong Kong actress Jacqueline Wong on the small screen with TVB softening their stand on her — at least in Malaysia. While series’ involving her were put in cold storage following Wong’s kissing scandal with singer Andy Hui, entertainment portal...

McDonald’s Malaysia helps 30,000 primary schoolchildren with Back-to-School programme | Malay MailPETALING JAYA, Oct 21 — McDonald’s Malaysia and its non-profit arm, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia has launched the Back-to-School 2019 programme to assist primary schoolchildren from families with financial hardships nationwide. Marking its return for a third year, 30,000...

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