Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi, in announcing hefty pay increases for the armed forces, made a claim that the Constitution stated that salaries in the armed forces should be higher than in any other government service.
See the NST report here.
I asked a couple of experienced lawyers about this reference to the Constitution and they said they were not aware of such a provision. I looked up the Constitution and I couldn’t spot the provision either. Can anyone point me to the specific provision in the Constitution to that effect?
Meanwhile Najib was reported (in The Star here) as saying that it is impossible for the Opposition to take over the Barisan Nasional’s role in leading the country. “From the days of the Alliance until the Barisan leadership, we have proven that we keep to our promises…. Barisan brought the nation independence and we will be the one to steer the nation to be a highly-developed one.”
Actually, who wants to emulate the BN, which has driven this country into the ground slowly but surely?
Let’s compare the human development record of South Korea and Malaysia from 1970 until now.
… and watch Korea surpass or expand its lead over us in virtually every measure (click to expand chart below):
Impossible to emulate the BN? What do the above graphs say about the competence of BN ministers?