People’s Agenda: Celebrate diversity and inclusivity

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The Bon Odori brouhaha is another episode that shows us why we have to adopt a more inclusive and accepting approach to ethnic and cultural diversity.

Ngo Sheau Shi, an executive committee member of the academic freedom movement Gerak, highlights the importance of promoting diversity to create a more inclusive society.

Perkara ketiga Agenda Rakyat: Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkumaan

  • Perakui, hormati serta masukkan kerencaman agama, etnik dan gender di dalam perancangan, pembangunan serta pembuatan dasar
  • Hentikan segala bentuk diskriminasi berasaskan gender, kewarganegaraan, etnik, agama, umur, keupayaan serta lokasi
  • Lindungi hak semua Orang Asal terhadap tanah dan kehidupan mereka

The third item of the People’s Agenda: Celebrate diversity and inclusivity

  • Acknowledge, respect and include gender, ethnic and religious diversity in planning, development and policymaking
  • Stop all forms of discrimination on the grounds of gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, ability and location
  • Protect the rights of all indigenous communities to their land and livelihoods

If you have not seen the People’s Agenda, along with the full list of endorsers, check it out here. If you belong to an NGO that would like to endorse the People’s Agenda, get them to fill up the online endorsement form.

AGENDA RAKYAT – Lima perkara utama

  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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PCH

No ceiling price for chickens. PN government to use floating pricing so consumers be warned your chicken will only rise further.
Your protein source should now come from insects if chickens are no more affordable?

https://youtu.be/4aBQ1jtPouk

Sliver
Rilakuma

Domino effect to begin 1 July. Suppliers to increase price, hawkers (although many are still using the subsized 1kg plastic bag oil) will have good excuse to past the cost to the customers.

Meanwhile FGV board of directors get massive pay hike when we pay more for palm oil.

Esme

‘Once, we were to be the next South Korea or Taiwan. Now we try not to be Sri Lanka.’

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/626430

Sammy Boy

Already cooking oil price has gone up! BN does not care. Ripple effect all food vendors will up their price! Economy rice no longer economical now!

Rilakuma

This is Malaysia moments of reckoning. We are paying for our past wastages, leakages and corruptions. We are all going to suffer. Open your eyes my malay country man.

Brocky

Former Selangor menteri besar Khir Toyo said serving six months in jail for corruption changed him and taught him not to waste public funds.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/624352

A hint that bossku can learn his lesson at Sungai Buluh Resort?

Alpha 888

B1 == NIBONG TEBAL RESIDENTS FACING WATER DISRUPTIONS WITH UNUSUALLY HIGH WATER BILLS By Opalyn Mok / Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 3:37 PM MYT https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/06/18/nibong-tebal-residents-facing-water-disruptions-hit-with-unusually-high-water-bills/12973 ======== Hello, this is so pathetic, no drinking water available down south of Mainland. Need to use water tanks like in the sixties. Pakatan Harapan Government led by DAP has been governing the state for the past 15 years and still have not been able to deliver TAP WATER directly to their homes without disruption and the State Government speaks of Mega Projects costing Billions of Ringgit all for the tiny island of Penang which… Read more »

Alpha 888

B2 == On top of this lack of drinking water misery, the Nibong Tebal Rakyat are also subjected ” to receiving an unusually high water bills when they have been facing Daily Water Disruptions for close to a year.” There seem to be some kind of a Disruption in the PBAPP billing system. Is it due to poor administration or poor maintenance of the billing system. This issue has been in the news for quite some time now. Believe the Penang State Chief Minister is a non executive chairman on the Board of directors in PBAPP. Wonder what they usually… Read more »

Woodie

People’s Agenda could have overlooked PAS asserting influence and religious impact on Bon Odori undermining multiculturalism of Malaysia.
Also Buzz Lightyear movie will also not release in Malaysia, now becoming less aligned with western values (kissing still a taboo here). However, the kids still able to access it via uncensored TV boxes.

https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/entertainment/2022/06/13/to-infinity-and-begone-pixar039s-039lightyear039-won039t-be-playing-in-malaysia

mgeo

Most of the young people understand that the taboos are ineffective. The “religious” politicians also know that they are only fooling older people.

Tom Jerry

I think child marriage should be a taboo in the modern society. Kids are not mature to set up family.

Brocky

Thor got no love & thunder in Malaysia cinemas for the same reason and Disney’s new family values not align with Keluarga Malaysia?

https://hype.my/2022/281326/thor-love-thunder-postponed-in-malaysia-due-to-lgbt-scenes/amp/

Jefri

The next government must have concrete plan to improve our economy and Ringgit. Otherwise our quality of life will continue to deteriorate since we import our food and petrol (we are net oil importer) and they are getting more expensive each day. I do not want the same old way of dispensing monetary aid like Brim, prihatin keluarga and sorts as we can never beat inflation – the government will then impose more taxes like GST on us!

Sliver

Another round of price hike in July 2022:

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/06/21/chicken-expected-to-cost-more-after-ceiling-price-removed-from-july-1

Not wise for BN to call for election as rakyat is furious now!

Esme

The Pakatan Harapan presidential council has challenged the government to fully announce a plan to address the issues of subsidies and the rising cost of living within the next 24 hours.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/625638

Switch AC

PM responded with RM100 for B40 household. M40 gets nothing, surely get angry when they shop in July or dine in hawker centres or restaurants. How to support present government that could not turn around the economy and ringgit? Exercise your vote wisely for change!

Esme

Electoral reform group Bersih said it disagreed with Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim who stated that street protests were “not the Malaysian way” and warned of riots.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/626007

Rakyat can have protests but only as a last resort or need to convey a very strong message. The previous Bersih rallies against then 1MDB scandal are justified …

Selva

The UKSB saga may drag more Umno politicians into uncompromising positions. Lots of kickbacks and illegal money transfer and yet MACC seems to be closing one eye just because the allegations are not coming from Raja Petra?

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/625537

Switch AC

Most people know political donation is just another word for bribery. Which company, will give out money if it does not bring about many fold returns. And the worst is political donations from GLCs. They are instructed to make donations by the receipts who usually control them. So it is public money siphoned out to politicians by politicians. And usually people who receive the donations keep the bulk for themselves with only a fraction going to the party coffers, if any.

Esme

Felda’s “Diversity”:

FGV Chairman Gets RM480,000 annual income & RM180,000 Company Car Allowance While Their Own Felda Settlers Are Struggling With Debts

Tom Jerry

Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has proposed that the Bon Odori events in Malaysia be renamed, to avoid any “confusion” (he is still confused?) about the event’s traditional origin which he claimed to contain elements of syirik (idolatry) and khurafat (superstition).

Telling the Japanese to change the name of their traditional festival is unreasonable and insensitive. Surely the Muslims are capable of making appropriate decisions and not be easily influenced. Please respect the Selangor Sultan’s decree.

Rilakuma

Bon Odori saga is just another ‘wag the dog’ exercise by the ruling government to divert malays’ attention away from inflating woes hitting them daily with escalating food price.

Mike

What is the definition of People’s Agenda Orang Asal?
Those born in Malaysia after 1957 are Orang Asal?
If not, there is discrimination?

Omega 888

( shriek Reply to Omega 888 / 22 Jun 2022 10.19pm ) ” But resources all belongs to Rakyat and they use blood and sweat to extract and refine them “ ======== Omega 888 reply to shriek, In that case, then the State Govt. should not argue and try to remove the fishing community from the Tanjung Tokong coastal land. The Penang State claims it to be state land. You say resources which also involves land ALL belongs to Rakyat. Good!  Now go, take up this argument with your state party boys governing the State of Penang. Tell them in no… Read more »

shriek

Omega man. Since you claim is state land. Go and talk to the State.If not protest like Uni Students of PSM. You paper tiger. Dare not to kbkb to state. We are not your Office boys

Brocky
Rilakuma

Wear it and show off your Rolex, diamonds rings, spend like there is no tomorrow all these gifts (Nazri called it gifts) but Rakyat called it bribes. Remember, birthday gifts can also be called bribes.

Alpha 888

C1
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Diversity and Inclusivity simply means Embracing Variety. The core or the central subject to this 2 words are PEOPLE. They are the main ‘Actors’. Without the people, these 2 words are just empty shells.

Diversity and Inclusivity involves about one’s culture, one’s beliefs, one’s religion, one’s way of life, one’s work, the environment one lives in etc etc etc. The subject of diversity is quite diverse and one need to know how to embrace the variety.

Cont. to C2

Alpha 888

C2 == Big Cooperate businesses and Multi National companies Globally including some of those in our Nation are embracing Diversity and Inclusivity and are putting it in practice in their work culture. States like Sabah, Sarawak and some countries in South East Asia and South Asia etc, etc have long been, in some ways, practicing it. The Satu Keluarga and One Malaysia theme is another about Diversity and Inclusivity. Now, the Rakyat of this Nation want the political parties of both divide to embrace it.  The problem sometimes in putting Diversity and Inclusivity in practice is, when people don’t quite fully understand… Read more »

shriek

Talk only.Show us the $$$. One group and one belief only

Omega 888

Derga – Reply to Alpha 888 / 16 Jun 2022 3.35pm – ( If you are not happy with your problem……..) Omega 888 replies, How is highlighting an event that causes inconvenience to a senior, a Rakyat, a voter, is Bad Energy to the blog and not relevant to the topic. As for the Barisan Nasional and MCA folks, they are doing just fine.  Many among the DAP supporters including both yourselves are quietly enjoying the Government’s People Centric Policies like the Fuel Subsidy and the SST exemption scheme to purchase a new car among others. It is just that many among the… Read more »

Esme

Alexander Nanta Linggi said price control of eggs and cooking oil only valid until end Jun 2022. So BN enables Barang Naik from 1 July 2022. Brace yourself for price hike of cooked food by hawkers next month!

Esme

Sabri denied he made U-Turn.
Fair enough he does not use English words. He actually ‘Belakang Pusing’ on decision to float prices of chicken and egg.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/388206

shriek

Omega, where the gomen get its $$$$ from? Photocopy? Drop from sky or how much you give or donate to gomen? … Tin, timber and oil, they dont belong to gomen. Gomen come and go like changing clothes. But resources all belongs to Rakyat and they use blood and sweat to extract and refine them

PCH

People’s Agenda should also take note of poverty eradication and fairer wealth n growth distribution across the nation.

“Malaysia has recorded its highest increases in poverty rates in Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan and Kedah… Inequality and imbalanced development across the country in terms of wealth, income, education and infrastructure.”

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/06/16/highest-increases-in-poverty-rates-in-sabah-sarawak-kelantan-kedah/

Clearly East Malaysia has been short-changed since 1963 while PAS not able to alleviate poverty in Kedah and Kelantan.

yolo

Johor also felt short-changed.

Jangan sampai rakyat Johor mendesak untuk keluar dari Malaysia – Sultan Ibrahim

https://www.bharian.com.my/amp/berita/nasional/2022/06/966572/sultan-ibrahim-kecewa-kerajaan-persekutuan-anak-tiri-johor

Brocky

How to get short-changed when Johor got lots of funding to build roads and street lights in Malay kampungs and Felda settlements unlike other states?

Sliver

Actually the frustration is in the failure of Forest City – it’s negative reports are scaring away potential buyers!

Johor kampung folks must be wondering how on earth can they afford such luxurious housing.

SilentGen

Come Rain or shine , Malaysians are never tired of being on the receiving end (Free Stuffs). Perhaps PG gomen can utilise its reserves to provide Permanent free Rapid services on Island to reduce the hectic traffic ?

https://amp-dw-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.dw.com/en/free-public-transport-in-europe/a-62031236

glissantia

“Free” is against the religion of oligarchy, i.e. exploiting the people and the environment/resources for unearned income. Imperialism imposed this religion on most governments as “privatisation” from the 1980s.

Brocky
Alpha 888

HONOURING A DEBT TO ALL MALAYSIANS – By Prof. Dr. Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi / Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/over-the-top/2022/06/21/honouring-a-debt-to-all-malaysians ======== Hallo, Prof. Dr. Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, the Headmaster’s name is Mr. Robert David. Yes, he had a loud and thunderous voice. He was loud enough that he need not have to use a microphone during school assemblies. Ah believe he has passed on now. Here, catch on to some of your past memories. ” The Jovial Flock — Sekolah St. MARK Butterworth : 1964-1973 (Onwards) “. There is a photo of Mr. Robert David in there at 91 years of age.… Read more »

Alpha 888

A1 == The PBA water meter reader came by the other day, after reading did not put it in my post box but in between a small opening in my house gate. If a strong wind blows, it usually does in my area, that bill would have flown off somewhere or would have landed in the drain. It has happened before. Back to the water usage reading. The reading in meter and the figure he input into his system was vastly different and the bill came to about a few thousand dollars. He didn’t bother to read the input figure… Read more »

Kim Bola

Your post box must be user friendly. Time to upgrade so that bills and letters can be deposited easily.

Kim Bola

Your letter box has become People’s Agenda. Now go and reclaim your “miscalculated” ringgit for your ‘maruah’ & ‘saksama’.

Omega 888

How does one even get to equate a letter box to People’s Agenda ? And since you raised the subject of People’s Agenda, has DAP in the state of Penang and nationwide embraced the items listed down in the People’s Agenda? Have they ? If not, why? Can you Kim Bola reply to this? Or will you run and hide and come back with another pretentious name ?

Derga

What does your water bill problem has any issue with diversity or inclusivity? Please stay on topic. When you write essay in examination, do you also stray from topic? Don’t be a bad influence here.

Omega 888

How is a problem created by the state through its careless workers causing inconvenience to its Rakyat, a senior, is not part of diversity, inclusiveness in the context of this here People’s Agenda. And how is this a bad influence, to What ? Do you know what is diversity, being inclusive and bad influence means ? Are you both supporters of DAP ? Is this the reason why the both of you are so Nasty ?

Sliver

You are not smart to begin with. Use auto deduct from your credit card to save you all the trouble. Nobody to blame but yourself!

Alpha 888

It is quite obvious, you have no idea what we are talking about here.

shriek

omega man 888 YEARS you dont know what is a corporation? If you and your mate Alpha man not happy, you directly to Penang Water Corporation and complan. You want to bring your personal problems to the CM? You want CM to solve Penang kias personal instead of running the state? Not happy? Ring up befrienders.

Omega 888

It seems, it will take 14 days to look into it to resolve the the issue. If one reports a faulty water meter or low pressure, they will send by post a form to fill up and to be send back. Believe, there is a charge of RM5 just for this. This is PBA standard operating procedure.

Compare PBAPP pathetic operating procedure to Tenaga Nasional, who will send their technician the same day or the next to check the issue and resolve it.

Our Nation’s water resources should be Nationalised.

PCH

https://youtu.be/BC1CLp4DjY4

Agenda Fishermen of Tanjung Tokong to sustain their activities and Andrew can make further video documentary to understand the compensation they can accept from state government should their livelihood being affected by coastal development.

Esme

A good opportunity for Andrew to showcase his video making capability, and possibly earn recognition to make documentary for TV1 or TV3?

Rilakuma

Andrew should produce videos on how rakyat is coping with high food cost with the subsidy and ceiling price removed. Sure can get high viewership on YouTube and make some money to support himself.

Alpha 888

A2
==

Now, little old me have to spend time and money to travel to their office to sort out this issue. When call their general phone line, nobody picks up. Call their 24 hrs customer service line and its computer generated voice goes on and on making my phone bill go higher and the telecommunication companies richer. 

Not sure how many Penangites are effected by PBA’s shoddiness in this form or other. This is how degraded businesses have generally become. They lack business ethics. Its all about themselves and profits.

End

shriek

Alpha man

Tell PBA Tai Lo = no respect for 80 old Senior- Kim Moh and orso a Penang VOTER. Coming election, you will change the gomen and maybe his job

Kim Bola

Report the sitting Director of PBA, he or she cannot sit waiting for easy salary doing nothing to help distressed consumers.

Derga

If you are not happy with your problem, go to PBA to KPKB, do not bring bad energy to anilnetto.com.

Stay relevant to topic. Never sidetrack like your beloved BN and MCA folks, away from rising cost or inflation issues.

Selva

Last time one loyal reader whose off topic comment was censured by Anil forcing him to quit and never return.

Somehow Anil is quite lenient and forgiving towards this Alpha Omega chap. Strange indeed. Justice misplaced.

yolo

You should tell us the solution to your problem. Otherwise, time to escalate the issue to your YB (or MCA’s Michael) who is supposed to serve you.

Last edited 20 days ago by yolo
Omega 888

Solution, simple ? With nasty opposition supporters like Kim Bola and Derga, time to vote in Barisan Nasional / MCA.

Sliver

Vote BN to suffer barang Naik!

MCA is irrelevant now!

Omega 888

Maybe to you it is but to the rest of the Rakyat ? Wait till GE15 and we will know.

shriek

Make Chinese Angry man and a towkay and no problem with increase in inflation

Omega 888

DAP has been here for 15 years too long. Their supporters have become arrogant going by some of their comments here.

Yes, maybe we should give BN/MCA a five year period and see what they can do for the state of Penang this time around.

Maybe, they will chuck the useless Mega projects into the surrounding sea and come up with some thing better more holistic.

shriek

Omega Man

Your MCA-BN Tai Lo only PM for KL and Klang Valley. No including Penang Rapid?

All RapidKL rides free for 30 days – PM (malaysiakini.com)

Where is the you, me and US? It is only Mee Goreng? No Char Kieu Teow?

NS Ong

Syiok for 30 days only. What’s the point.
I suppose Sabri is reactive trying to calm people in short term since he has no long term plan given his tenure as PM is very limited.

Money should be spend on improving public transportation infrastructure, not just in KL but other states.

Esme

Sensing his tricks cannot work, Sabri made a U-Turn (Umno’s infamous secret weapon). Investors will start losing confidence with flip-flop decisions, may cause further decline in Ringgit value. The present government is not in control of its destiny, choose to react in knee-jerk manner causing unnecessary anxiety to the masses.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/625956

glissantia

In business/industry regullations/law, reliability and clarity are paramount. The recent sudden ruling on chicken, and the earlier threats to cut off water to S’pore, will only undermine M’sian enterprises.

Recently, the authorities banned the export of renewable energy (solar). Now, renewable energy (hydro) is already flowing into S’pore from Laos via Thailand and M’sia.

Brocky

Singaporean-owned chicken farmers in Johor may relocate to Batam if Malaysia continue to prohibit live chicken export to Singapore. Singapore government via NTUC Fair price have long set up vegetable farms in Batam, and could easily add chicken farms too.

Omega 888

Yes, ah remember the word ‘flip flop’ first introduced and made famous by PH supporters during the PH ruling of our Nation. There was plenty of flip flops back then.

Esme

The government’s transport policies are skewed towards helping people own vehicles instead of using public transport more, commuters said.

They said that fuel subsidies and tax exemptions only encouraged the use and ownership of private vehicles, resulting in more vehicles on the road.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/388060