Friday, October 09, 2009

DAP Alternative Budget 2010 Launched

Picture courtesy of The Edge

A little late with my update, but as you may well have known, the Alternative Budget for 2010 prepared by DAP has been officially launched. You may also download a PDF copy of it here.

There has been a fair bit of media reports and commentary on the budget as well. My favourite of all the extensive reporting will be the one written by Hazlan Zakaria and Aidila Razak of Malaysiakini entitled "DAP unveils 'rakyat first budget'". The funniest bit of the report was when it was written that I "claimed that state governments are held hostage by the 'Wimps and fancies of the federal government.'" (!) I was referring to "whims", but I'm happy to accept the "wimps" of the federal government as well ;-).

Other reports written by Malaysiakini are here - "DAP's shadow budget right on the money" (special thanks to Dr Lim Teck Ghee for his positive remarks ;-)), "Oil wealth to fuel DAP's shadow budget" and "DAP announces 'alternative' budget for all Malaysians".

The Malaysian Insider has also it's fair share of reporting - "DAP's alternative budget calls for a fair share of revenue" and "Guan Eng blames budget deficit on 'BN corruption'".

Even The Star did a short, but positive write up in "DAP draws up shadow national Budget", while The Edge provided good coverage on "DAP unveils alternative budget".

Finally, we'd like to thank our excellent 'A' team comprising of Teh Chi Chang (lead), Lee Kok Yew, Cheah Yi Peng, Lew Yin How and Sugashini Kandiah for their dedication and contribution towards the preparation of this Alternative Budget 2010. It would never have seen the light of day in its current form otherwise (if at all). Special mention is also be extended to John Lee Ming Keong and Ho Horng Yih for providing their views and input on the education sector. And finally, on behalf of the team, we'd like to thank Dr Woo Wing Thye of University of California at Davis, who to took time to review our early drafts of the Alternative Budget and provided us with invaluable insights of “fiscal federalism”.

Happy reading and constructive views welcome! ;-)


CL Yeap said...


Is there a Pakatan alternative budget?

Anonymous said...

Tony you always looks so smart and professional. Keep up the good work!

P130 voter said...

I was at the Dinner in Seremban that you attended as a speaker last night, 9-10-2009. I'd wanted to shake your hands for job well done wrt Alternative budget, but you were surrounded by so many supporters until I could not get close.

Anyway, here's a cyber pat on the back and handshake.

P130 voter

adi said...

I do really hope each individual parties within PR would come as one, rather than each individual ones.

Now that Bagan Pinang is over, it is best that you study this back at look at how best PR as one move forward.

Instead of DAP Alternative Budget, I would have preferred PR Budget 2010. This would go a long way in establishing a more credible PR as one entity.

Otherwise, it's going to be a hard PRU 13 for each one of you...

Please stand united...

Anonymous said...

Well I have to agree with adi...the Budget would have looked best with PR Budget 2010 rather then DAP Alternative budget 2010 but nevertheless its a start and one which should be acknowlegded. one more thing tried downloading by clicking on the highlighted icon but couldn't hmmm what a shame. Do check to see if its working. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

It would be more refreshing to see a multi-racial line up for the pose.

Where are all the 'rakyat' in DAP ?