不要成为一只猪

每每在报章上看到“阿窿”追债的新闻,在同情被追债者的同时,也需要时时警惕自己莫步后尘。

个人欠债尚且沦为这般下场,换作是一个欠债累累的国家,其情况将是更可悲的故事。

世上欠债最多的国家,被戏称为“猪”(PIGS),可是此“猪”非彼“猪”,这只“猪”四个英文字母,指的是着葡萄牙、意大利、希腊及西班牙这四个濒临破产的国家。

当今,西班牙的失业率最高,22.6%,希腊为17.6%。这两个国家25岁以下的失业率更是惊人,分别为48%及43.5%。希腊欠下5千亿美金债务,相等于其国内生产总值(GDP)的160%,而西班牙的债务,为其GDP的61%。

看了全球“名列前矛”的欠债国,再看看我们的马来西亚。从2007年杪的2660亿债务,已在短短三年内增加71%,预料在2011年杪将会创下4560亿债务的记录,或相等于我们GDP的55%。我国目前与西班牙的61%只差区区的6%。单是利息,我国一年就得还200亿。

相比数据,其实我们与西班牙的“欠债水平”相差不远。在法律上,欠债超过GDP的55%就是非法,也属财务管理“亮红灯”的警示。随之而来的,将会是严重的失业率。

如果国家没有破产还好,但首相署部长依德利斯周二又提,我国或会在2019年破产,万一破产的话,这笔债,谁来担?

若这成真,意味着我国2800万人民,平均每人需要偿还1万6300令吉的债务,包括新生婴儿。破产的后遗症非常严重,我们踏进了“亮红灯”的财务,大马人民岂能视若无睹?

民联在2008年3月接过槟州政权时,债务为6亿3000万,2009年杪增至6亿8400万,2010年为6亿8800万。槟城不想成为第二个西班牙,就设法减少债务。因为欠债还钱,天公地道。

为免被秋后算账,我们研究债务结构后发现,欠最大笔债的是槟州供水机构。趁着联邦有意接管水资源的当儿,我们以过去优越的记录,提出了两项对槟有利的附加条件,即:1)联邦必需同时承担6亿5500万的债务;以及2)联邦需承担孟光水坝的建筑费。

适时地开出条件,让槟城一举将债务从2008年的6亿3000万减至3千万,减了95%债务,成为全马“斩债”幅度最高的州属。

一个没有债务的州属,就不会有失业的问题,须面对的反而是员工不足的情况。人民不用担心“阿窿”随时杀上门来,良好的财务管理让人民每晚可以安心就寝,所以我们在总稽查师报告中再度获得表扬。

我的州财政司透露,报告出炉后,他接到其他州属财政司的简讯,问:“你槟城的债务减这么多,真的吗?”他答:“账簿上一清二楚记录着,会有假的吗?”

有一个秉持能干、公信、透明施政方针的猫政府看着槟城的财务,槟城绝对不会变成濒临破产的另一只猪(PIGS)。

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  • Kah Ching Ng  On November 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

    我不明白的是,何以前州政府可以欠供水机构高达6.55亿呢??

  • 一介草夫  On November 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

    要做一个英明的领导人,涉及的层面极广,稍有点定错误,别人就会故意把它放大。树正不怕日影斜。 前人的错误,就是一面镜子。努力贡献, 就是最好的保证。勉之。

  • vincent  On November 9, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Really dun understand how they draw out the money and how to spend all the money

  • Anti corruption  On November 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Corruption lah. The previous Gerakan led government, together with UMNO shows that they were not capable of managing a state. Worse is they don’t how to manage national financial resources. Proof is already there. Corruption and eating away national money is the root. Just like RM888 billion taken out from Malaysia illicitly from year 2000 to 2008 since Mahathir’s time:http://iff-update.gfintegrity.org/ . Mahathir was not good in managing national resources too. He was only good at giving out mega projects to cronies. Must stop all this corruption and inefficient BN government who causes poverty of Malaysians in generally like those in Sarawak. http://www.sarawakreport.org shows that Taib possesses billion RM property overseas while rural Sarawakians are still without electricity!

  • chow  On December 13, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Official corruption in the amount of billion is not uncommon in many ”PIGS” nations governed by corrupt ruling elites, the figure may look mind boggling, but the corruptors always go after huge plunderage than a small one. Most of these officials have enormours appetite for money don’t belong to them. After all, they are usually make up by extreme greedy individual.

    • Anti corruption  On December 24, 2011 at 9:17 am

      When you do not understand how the politicians draw out money from country, change government and investigate into the root. We shall see more would be caught. Present Anti Corruption Commission even dare not take action about Taib, Sarawak Chief Thief. The reason is present Anti Corruption Commission reports to Prime Minister Dept. That is why Pakatan wants to reform in first 100 days if they were chosen by people of Malaysia as the new federal government. See their manifesto at http://www.keadilandaily.com Corruption is the cause of poverty of a country: report by Transparency International. Country with least corruption like Singapore is able to have least external debt.http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,2226677,00.html. Billion Ringgit go into the pocket of companies owned by Barisan Nasional members when they supplied a pair binoculars at RM56000 (original worth RM1900). That is the problem of present BN government started by Mahathir who caused all these worst things including privatisation letting his cronies to charge all Malaysians by paying them.

  • Anti corruption  On December 24, 2011 at 9:19 am

    This is posted by a Malay:

    LEE KUAN YEW : MAHATHIR MOHAMED
    Listen to both of them talk and you will understand why Singapore is what it is today and Malaysia is what it is today – and after this please do not ever put you know who on the same level of you know who! No comparison lah!

    http://steadyaku-steadyaku-husseinhamid.blogspot.com/2010/10/lee-kuan-yew-mahathir-mohamed.html

  • Anti corruption  On December 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

    何以前州政府可以欠供水机构高达6.55亿呢??

    When a person wants to steal/suck money, he/she would think any ways to get the money. Spending an amount of RM56000 (original amount should be RM1900), so, the debt is high. Do you see that? This is the price of a pair of binoculars paid by Barisan Nasional government inlcuding Gerakan.

    Just like 2nd Penang Bridge was awarded to UMNO related company without open tender, so, the cost of the bridge is high. In the end, all Malaysians would have to pay for it by toll.

    Privatisation is actually letting their cronies to charge all Malaysians and the owners of the companies (mostly UMNO) get the billion. This was started by Mathathir. He first cut off and marginalised all sultans and Agong. This is because all sultans were traders since decades ago. Then Mathathir controls all projects and national wealth by having Official Secret Act which you could not question him at all what he had done like IPP (Independent Power Plant contracts) and many more.

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