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Media statement by Liew Chin Tong in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 27th February 2012:

Forum on "PEMANDU & the ETP: Transformative, or business as usual?"

Many ambitious targets have been set for the Economic Transformation Program (ETP). RM1.4 trillion in investments, 3.3 million new jobs, RM48,000 GNI per capita, 131 Entry Point Projects and 60 Business Opportunities.

Many big headline numbers have been touted in the ETP Updates. RM177 billion in committed investments. 389,000 new jobs. 114 Entry Point Projects announced. The incorporation of the Strategic Reform Initiatives (SRIs).

Is the ETP as transformative as the headline figures indicate? Is it playing an instrumental role in lifting the country out of its middle income trap? Or is the ETP merely a very slick and professional marketing exercise which masks the business-as-usual government-knows-best approach to managing the economy?

All these questions and more will be answered in a public forum organised by the DAP Malaysa on "PEMANDU & the ETP: Transformative, or business as usual?" on:

Date: Wednesday, 7th of March, 2012
Time: 8pm
Venue: Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

The speakers will consist of Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives YB Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS MP for Kuala Selangor) and YB Liew Chin Tong (DAP MP for Bukit Bendera); strategists and researchers, Razifi Ramli (PKR) and Teh Chi-Chang (Executive Director, Refsa)

The entrance to the forum is free and all who have any interest in or questions on to the ETP are welcome.

For further enquiries, please email: [email protected]

* Liew Chin Tong, DAP International Secretary & MP for Bukit Bendera



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