2019 Easter Message By DAP Secretary-General & MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng on 19 April 2019

As Christians celebrate one of their holiest religious celebrations, we are reminded during this Easter weekend that leaders are servants of the people. As servants of the people, leaders are tasked to ensure a better life and standard of living by being honest, hardworking and performance-oriented.

One of the criteria is job creation, where employment not only provides for the family’s livelihood, but work also gives a person dignity and respect. The government must invest in creating jobs with an income, not at minimum wage, but approaching the level paid to government civil servants. Jobs must be created for the unemployed graduates as well as non-graduates.

As the prophet Joseph said in the Bible, 7 years of plenty will followed by 7 years of famine, and the surplus during the years of plenty must be stored to prepare for the hard years of famine. Unfortunately in Malaysia, we are paying for the corruption of the previous government whether in the form of the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal, RM17.8 billion Tabung Haji scandal or Felda RM6.23 billion scandal. Fortunately we do not need 7 years but 3 years to recover, rescue and restore institutions whose money were stolen as well as to put Malaysia back on track economically.

However, this does not mean that the government will do nothing during these 3 years. One initiative being considered seriously is monthly income supplements paid by the government to employers to encourage them to employ graduates and non-graduates. This may be costly but nothing can be more rewarding than to give a person work where he can afford to feed his family.

The Federal government will not be corrupt like the previous government that made Malaysia famous as a global kleptocracy. Neither will the Federal government see Malaysians become poor like certain states without job opportunities and not even able to afford to pay the salaries of their civil servants. We must create jobs for those without work under the previous government. Only then can Malaysians be infused with optimism that life will be better for their children and that the hopes of the future will be brighter.

DAP wishes all Malaysians a HAPPY EASTER!

LIM GUAN ENG


民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2019年4月19日发表2019年复活节献词:

复活节周末即将来临,所有基督徒无不欢喜迎接,因为这是基督徒最神圣的庆典之一。在这个大日子里,我们要谨记的是,领袖是人民的仆人。 作为人民之仆,领袖的责任就是诚实、勤奋和以绩效为导向,确保人民能够过上更好的日子以及拥有良好的生活水平。

创造就业机会,是当中的一个准则,事缘工作不仅能为家庭提供生计,更重要的是,它赋予了人尊严并使人获得尊敬。 政府必须投资予创造就业机会,让失业的大学毕业生或非大学毕业生,人人都可以有收入,这份收入不能只是最低薪金,它还必须接近政府公务员的工资。

正如先知约瑟在圣经中所说的那样,7年的丰收将伴随着7年的饥荒,因此,在丰收的时候我们就应该未雨绸缪,为未来饥荒的日子做好准备。不幸的是,在马来西亚,我们正为前朝政府的腐败付出代价,包括500亿令吉的1MDB丑闻、178亿令吉的朝圣基金丑闻以及联邦土地发展局的62亿3000万令吉的丑闻等等。 幸运的是,我们仅需要3年而非7年就能恢复元气,让那些曾被洗劫一空的机构以及马来西亚重新走上正轨。

这三年内我们绝不会无所作为。我们正在认真考虑的其中一项举措是政府每月津贴雇主,以鼓励他们雇用更多的大学毕业生和非大学毕业生。 这代价可能极其昂贵,但没什么能比给予一个人工作机会,让他们能够扛起家庭生计更有意义。

联邦政府绝不会像前朝政府般贪污腐败,以致让马来西亚背上全球盗贼统治的污名。联邦政府也不会让国人变穷变惨,我们不能像某些没有工作机会的州属一样,甚至没有能力支付公务员的工资。 我们必须为前朝政府底下找不到工作的人创造就业机会。 只有这样,马来西亚人对未来才会有所盼望,我们始能相信孩子们的明天是更美好的,前途是光明的。

民主行动党祝福所有马来西亚人复活节快乐!

林冠英

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