Why Not Abolish Talent Corporation? Why Sign On The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPPA) If Living Overseas Is Unpatriotic? Those Really Unpatriotic Are The Corrupt And Those That Defend Corruption!(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3.4.2016.

DAP condemns Umno supreme council member and Deputy Minister Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman for criticising Malaysians who live overseas as “unpatriotic”. If that is the case why not abolish Talent Corp., that was established to attract back talented Malaysians home?

It is corruption and those who defend corruption, not those living overseas, that is unpatriotic. Malaysia has suffered from corruption as shown by the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal, RM2.6 billion donation scandal, the cows and condos scandal, the RM107 million corruption scam in the Youth & Sports Ministry and the shocking RM52 billion missing bumis shares scandal. These financial scandals have caused huge losses to the country losses resulting in the imposition of the GST and the 30% depreciation in the ringgit.

BN’s mindset of blaming those who left the country because of better employment and pay opportunities overseas will only encourage more talented Malaysians to leave. Economic hardship is not the only reason. Instead the BN government should address other root problems that forced many to take the heart-breaking decision to live overseas such as decline in the rule of law, oppression of basic freedoms, discrimination, environmental degradation and no respect for human dignity in Malaysia.

The Malaysian government wanted to be a member and signed onto the TPPA to gain better market access and exposure for Malaysians in global trade as well as to be an active participant in economic integration internationally. That would include working and living overseas. If that is unpatriotic, then why should Malaysia sign on to the TPPA?

A recent independent study by independent global property consultancy Knight Frank revealed that 26% of Malaysia’s ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (UHNWIs) are considering migrating in the next decade, in comparison to the regional average of 16 per cent. The real loss is the 2 million ordinary and talented Malaysians who have left for overseas since Merdeka in 1957. If the Federal government is serious about encouraging talented Malaysians to return home, Tajudin must withdraw and apologise for his irresponsible and extremist remarks that is completely unbecoming of a Deputy Minister.

LIM GUAN ENG

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民主行动党秘书长及峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2016年4月3日在吉隆坡发表的文告

如果国人在国外定居就是不爱国,为何不关掉招揽海归人才的人才机构(Talent Corporation)?还有为何还要签署泛太平洋伙伴协定?真正不爱国的是那些贪污及捍卫贪污者!

民主行动党谴责巫统最高理事会委员及副部长拿督塔祖丁抨击定居国外的大马人不爱国。若定居国外的大马人不爱国,为何不关掉招揽海归人才的人才机构?人才机构是大马内政部设立吸引定居海外的大马人才归国。

真正不爱国的是那些贪污及捍卫贪污者,不是定居国外的大马人。大马人正因为420亿令吉的一马发展公司丑闻、26亿令吉捐献丑闻、养牛公寓案、青年体育部1亿700万令吉贪污案还有让人吃惊的520亿令吉土著股权消失丑闻而受苦。这些金融丑闻再加上实施消费税及令吉货币贬值30%已经导致国家面临巨大损失。

动辄归咎因为在国外有更好的工作及机会而出国的大马人,国阵这种思维只会让更多大马人才离开马来西亚。经济困境并不是唯一让离国高就的国人失望的原因,相反的是国阵所造成归根究底的问题导致国人失望的离开,当中包括了大马法治不彰、压制基本自由、歧视、不进则退的大环境还有不尊重作为人的基本尊严。

马来西亚政府想要成为TPPA的一员以获得接触更佳的市场和在全球贸易中曝光,以及想要活跃参与国际经济整合,那么在海外工作及移居海外的大马人是不可或缺的角色。如果这群移居外国的大马人不爱国,马来西亚为何还要签署TPPA?

最近全球知名独立全球产业资讯调查机构Knight Frank的研究显示26%的大马超富裕人士(UHNWIs)将在未来十年考虑移民,而整个区域只有平均16%的超富裕人士考虑移民他处。真正的损失是自我国独立以来已经有200万大马普通百姓及人才移民海外。如果联邦政府真的有心要吸引大马人才回国,塔祖丁就必须收回其完全不符合其副部长的极端言论及道歉。

林冠英

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