Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Feeling Good about the 'Feel Good' Economy?

The Barisan Nasional Government led by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has over the past 2 months inundated the local media and press with news of supposed economic achievements by the current administration.

The long list which has included factors such as record combined import-export trade figures, record 'approved' foreign investments, near-record stock market performance as well as GLC turnaround case studies, is meant to build up the all important 'feel-good' factor for the fast approaching General Elections.

This factor is so important that the Prime Minister has openly declared that the elections will not be within the next 2 months because he needed the feel good factor to feel even better.

The DAP believes that the Economy certainly plays a crucial role in any general elections. Hence, we have invited a panel of speakers to share with you their thoughts on the state of the Malaysian economy, which will cover a wide range of hotly debated topics such as the stock market, foreign investment, corporate governance and not least the New Economic Policy.

The panel of speakers for the forum include:
  • Dr Ho Kee Peng, prominent entrepreneur and academic
  • YB Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Opposition Leader & MP for Ipoh Timur
  • Mr Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of DAP
  • Mr Tony Pua, Economic Advisor to DAP Secretary General (yes, that's me! ;))
PKR Treasurer, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was originally slated to speak. Unfortunately, he was not able to reschedule his return trip from overseas.

The details of the forum are as follows:
Date : 21 March 2007 (Wednesday)
Time : 7.30 pm
Venue : KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Invite your friends and family along, and forward this post to others who are interested ;). So come, let us know if you feel the feel-good factor. And don't forget to say 'hi!'
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