Wednesday, February 3, 2010

S’gor PKR denies Indian poor agricultural land to get out of poverty

Even Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR led Selangor State Government would not set aside agricultural land for especially the poor and hardcore poor Indians at least in Selangor although they are already in power for two years now.

But this very same Selangor State could allocate 526 hectres of land in Serendah, Rawang, Selangor to the almost exclusively malay muslims Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) Selangor. (NST 2/2/10 at page 13)

Even if one quarter hectre is granted to people like S. Bawani (32) a widow whose husband suddenly died of a heart attack and now left stranded and merely earning RM 200.00 per month as a cleaner and having to feed her five children (Tamil Nesan 2/2/2010 at page 2 )they could be helped out of hardcore poverty. On this quarter hectre of land they could rear high yielding goats and live on the same land. Based on this 526 hectres (526×4=) 2,104 poor and hardcore poor Indians in Selangor could be instaneously pulled out of poverty. But the multi – racial PKR, DAP and PAS will not do it as they fear losing the Malay votes.

How then is PKR, DAP and PAS any different from the previous UMNO regime at least in Selangor?