Issue No. 1
Too much attention on Felda. So much is offered to the settlers. Yes, we are proud of them, of their achievement and their contribution to the national gross income. However, are they the only ones the nation depends on for commodity? What is actually Felda's contribution in terms of volume and percentage to the national commodity output? What about the estimated 750,000 rubber and oil palm smallholders who, I believe, also play an important role in multiplying our commodity exports. Who speaks for them during their difficult time? Who supports them when they are faced with similar problems the Felda settlers had to face, especially when the commodity price took a big dip. Who will help them in their 'thick and thin'? Risda? Felcra? Agriculture Department? Who? Most of the small estate holders are still finding it difficult to make ends meet. For those who depend solely on tapping rubber, the monsoon always spell disaster. But who listens to their woes? Aren't they our voters?
Issue No. 2
Too much attention in wage adjustment for the civil servants. This includes the police and soldiers. However, we are forgetting about 3.5 million voters - namely 2.94 million Rela members and about 500,000 Askar Wataniah. They are not civil servants by technicality. They are only paid allowances which are much lower than that of any dispatch riders with the government offices or the private sector. Most of them also rely on this allowance to feed their family. We need them at all times to boost our security, helping the police and the army in keeping the house stable and trouble-free. However, they are made to buy their own boots and uniforms (which are not cheap, obviously) before getting reimbursed months later, provided that the claims are not lost. Aren't they our voters too?
Issue No. 3
About BR1M. Do we have a proper master or check list? Why are there still many single mothers, single fathers, 'warga emas' above 60 and those under the low-income bracket are not getting it? Why are there pensioners and those drawing more than RM3,000 per month got it? Who actually conducted the survey and who approved the list given? I believe there is favoritism in distributing the BR1M, don't you agree with me?
Issue No. 4
TV3 reality program 'Bersamamu' is a shame for a fast developing country like Malaysia. While we give strong thrust on our economic development, we don't really focus on problems on the ground. Let me ask this - what is the function of a JKKK (Jawatankuasa Keselamatan dan Kemajuan Kampung)? Don't tell me they are not able to detect or distinguish any household that does not have enough food to eat and clothes to wear? How big is a kampung, tell me! What have they been doing all this while to disregard such a local problem? Playing politics? The JKKK should keep abreast with developments in their respective kampungs, report it to the 'penghulu' or Adun or the Member of Parliament. Effectively, nobody should be allowed to live that kind of pathetic life if the JKKK, its State Assemblyman and the MP attend to it. Aren't you people with the JKKK, the Adun and MP feel ashamed when the poor in your area is highlighted on 'Bersamamu'? It reflects how poor your political management is... and there goes the vote for you!