As reported everywhere now, JeffOoi has officially joined DAP. In his maiden speech as a member of the party, he points out 8 key points. You can read a copy of his speech here. Jeff's website seems to be down at the moment (must be the /. effect).
- Think "Malaysian First".
- Foster real racial integration.
- Give us good governance.
- Wake up to knowledge-based economy.
- Overhaul education system.
- Upholding democracy.
- Equitable distribution of national wealth.
- Enrich Joe Public.
Spitting out more rhetoric is fine. Considering that this is a speech, it's meant to showcase ideas and outline broad strokes. But, I do hope that the Opposition has got the details written down somewhere. Otherwise, they're just the same old, same old. That was the very same comment I had when my Tory friend asked me what I thought of David Cameron. I said, "all air". Needless to say, he never spoke to me again after that.
So, I would like to ask the Opposition to show us all a plan to tackle any one of the problems. Just one is enough to show that they can think like a government. I would be interested to see how they plan to solicit input, from all walks of life, for the ideas that will go into the document. I would like to see how they would spend our precious petrol dollars on fixing the problems. Most importantly, I would like to see how they would be any different from our present Gahmen.
I'm still a skeptic and if they want my vote, they still have to convince me on why I should even bother to vote for them. To me, it's still "all air" at the moment.
PS: TheStar has an article out about this.