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! ;))
The details of the forum are as follows:
Date : 21 March 2007 (Wednesday)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!'
Time : 7.30 pm
Venue : KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall