A press statement endorsed by Malaysians of all walks of life.
Vision 2050 for Malaysians - Lim Kit Siang
"Yesterday I completed the series of 100-day countdown of daily statements to the 13GE which I started on 1st January 2013, not expecting to have to complete it as it was then generally expected that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak would have dissolved Parliament after the Chinese New year holidays in February for the long-awaited 13thGeneral Elections to be held.
The 100th-Day Countdown to 13GE statement yesterday, in which I challenged Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to a series of seven public debates on his 22-year premiership as Mahathir has made the 13GE a double referendum on both the Najib and Mahathir premierships, coincided with the announcement by the Election Commission of 20th April as Nomination Day and 5th May as Polling Day for the historic 13GE.
I am therefore beginning today a new series of 24-Day Countdown to 13GE Polling Day statements.
I have said that the Battle of Gelang Patah is to kick off the Battle of Johore and the larger Battle of Malaysia for two reasons:
Firstly, to launch off a political tsunami from the south in the 13GE to complete the partial 2008 political tsunami, including winning over one-third of the total of 83 parliamentary seats in the three fixed deposit states of Johor, Sabah and Sarawak (ideally, 33 seats from Johor, Sabah and Sarawak) to complete the partial 2008 political tsunami towards the establishment of a Pakatan Rakyat federal government in Putrajaya.
Secondly, to mobilise Malaysians in support of the Malaysian Dream shared by all patriotic Malaysians down the decades, like the one envisioned by the great Johor Malahy leader and founding UMNO President Datuk Onn Jaafar in 1951 when he called on UMNO to open its doors to non-Malays and to change the name of UMNO to United Malayans National Organisation .
Today, I offer a third objective of the Battle of Gelang Patah to the people of Johor and Malaysia – Vision 2050 for all Malaysians.
The time has come for Malaysians to move beyond Vision 2020 and to imagine a bolder, brighter and better Malaysia.
The time has come for Malaysians to embrace a new vision of new possibilities for themselves, for their children and for their children’s children.
The time has come for Malaysians to look forward to and imagine a new vision – Vision 2050.
Vision 2050 is a re-imagination of what Malaysia can be in 37 years.
It is an aspiration to create a new model of governance, of citizenry, of democracy, of the economy, of our education system, of our societal structure, of our cities and countryside and of our environment.
It is the charting of a new course to capture and harness the best of what Malaysia offers – our diversity, our spirit, our history.
It is about embracing a future which all of us would want to be part of.
It is the molding of a new path which other countries would want to emulate.
Everybody is commenting that Malaysia is going to be taken over by the china man of people like Lim Kit Siang. Why do we play the race card here when it comes to someone with good ideas and vision.
Will all this good ideas be better if it came from a Malay? Definately not...
I think that it is time that we saw beyond the skin and appreciate the vision, and work together towards materializing it for the benefit of all Malaysians.
A change is inevitable and we should not delay it!!!
If you compare all the speeches from BN & PKR, straight you can tell wh|ch |s with & without substance.
Speech of an educated person who wanted a fairer policy giving a layout of the ec0c0mic plans vs speech of hoodlum with those mat rempits chanting stupid taunts of gay, lesbian & sex scandal. You can see for yourself the ceramahs recorded via cellphones posted in the net.
BN goons, the more you post dumb comments or cheap taunts at ceramah, the more people will realise you are just an empty can & despise you, not that we care if you look stupid.
Vision 2050 ? wow....... that's long enough till I die
Even the previous government only offer Vision 2020
I better choose this one. At least I'm not left without vision after 2020
There are posts going around saying that Malaysia is going to be the next Greece. This seems misleading so compare Malaysian debt as a percentage of GDP against Singapore. It doesn't look like we are doing too bad. Any e****mists care to educate us?
Debt as a percentage of GDP
Singapore 113.18 %
South Korea 35.76%
Is Japan more corrupted than Malaysia?
Malaysia was ranked 20th on the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. Do you think Malaysia is moving fast as a progressive country?
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- 17 %Yes
- 83 %No