After DaSien which gives you FICTION, let's get back to Reality.
NON-FICTION from theSun Letters column today; then followed by an editorial from Sin Chew Daily, as quoted/summmarised by TheStar. Desiderata-YLChong is doing It as a community service, just as my fave radio station -- Light&Easy -- often does promoting Laughter is the Best Medicine, then badgering Desi's ears with some Prescrition bad-engrish madIson!
The road not taken in Nanyang sale
Tuesday October 31, 2006
China’s business prospects attract investors
BUSINESSMEN from Malaysia had invested in China for a long time because of abundant opportunities there, said Sin Chew Daily.
In an editorial, the paper said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, when he was the prime minister, had defended the businessmen who invested in China because he was aware of the better opportunities there.
This was because most businesses in Malaysia were given to bumiputras, the paper added.
It said China was an obvious choice for Malaysian Chinese when the Chinese government was opening up its economy.
The paper added that the Chinese from both sides shared similar language and culture.
“Initially, it was not smooth sailing for the Malaysians. They too suffered losses. Only after much perseverance were they later able to taste success,” said the daily.
It stressed that the Malaysians remained loyal to their country despite investing in China, rebutting Dr Mahathir’s claim that local Chinese businessmen were unhappy and would not vote for the ruling Barisan Nasional at the next general election.
On another matter, all the major Chinese dailies continued to give prominent coverage to the Datuk Zakaria Md Deros saga.
In its commentary, Sin Chew Daily said the issue showed that politicians could misuse their power and that money politics was getting worse.
“If not for the Sultan of Selangor, the matter might have been swept under the carpet,” it reported.
It called on the Government to have a system to check such problems from recurring, and for state assemblymen and councillors to submit a report of their financial standing upon being elected or appointed.
“Assemblymen and councillors should also reveal how they had accumulated their wealth,” it said, adding that there were politicians who often used their political strength and connections to obtain contracts.