Friday, May 2, 2008

Hadapi krisis makanan / PAS ready to cooperate

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SIASAH

Hadapi krisis makanan: Hidupkan semula LPN

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 April: Kerajaan perlu mengembalikan semula peranan Lembaga Padi dan beras Negara (LPN) bagi membolehkan persoalan keselamatan makanan negara ditangani dengan baik.

Bekas Ketua Pengarah Lembaga Padi dan Beras Negara (LPN) 1989 - 1992, Datuk Mohd Amir Yaakub berkata, hanya dengan cara inilah kerajaan boleh mengawal balik industri terpenting negara ini.

Industri padi dan beras negara telah diserahkan kepada pihak swasta apabila peranan LPN telah diserahkan kepada syarikat padi dan besar negara, Bernas pada tahun 1984.

Datuk Amir, ketika ditemui Siasah baru-baru ini, bersetuju dengan pendapat seorang profesor bahawa kerajaan telah tidak lagi menjaga kepentingan industri padi dan beras negara sejak 15 tahun yang lalu sebaik sahaja Bernas ditubuhkan.

Datuk Amir, dipenghujung keriernya selaku Ketua Pengarah LPN telah menulis satu iaitu pada 16 September 1992 telah menulis satu laporan khas kepada Ketua Setiausaha Negara ketika itu, Datuk Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid bagi menerangkan kepentingan industri padi dan beras negara.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi baru-baru ini memaklumkan kerajaan akan memperkukuhkan kembali industri makanan negara dengan menambah satu lagi jelapang padi negara di Sarawak.

Di Dewan Rakyat, Abdullah memaklum, kerajaan akan menubuhkan sebuah jawatankuasa untuk menangani persoalan makanan dan kenaikan harga makanan.

Jawatankuasa ini akan disertai oleh pelbagai pihak termasuk dari pemimpin pembangkang.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika menjawab soalan tambahan Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang di Dewan Rakyat.





Englishsection
Combating price hikes: PAS ready to cooperate Image
KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 (ES)
- Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang indicated that the party is ready to put political differences aside and to work with the government to tackle rising prices of goods and fuel.

Abdul Hadi who is also Marang parliamentary member welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi announcement of a plan to form a multi-party committee to tackle rising prices.

After Hadi posed a supplementary question to an original question on the government's new approach and plans to improve the public's quality of life, Abdullah revealed the new plan which would involve participation from the opposition.

Met at the parliamentary lobby afterward, Abdul Hadi however indicated that the government must be sincere and ensured that the committee would not end up halfway as what happened to a similar committee set up during the time of former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad.

"We take a positive stance (towards the announcement) ," Abdul Hadi said.

Abdullah said the committee would consist of 30 members but the "format" and the "criteria" had yet to be decided on.

He said academicians, non-governmental organizations and those from the private sectors would be among those invited to be members of the committee.

"The increase in prices of goods (and) petrol, is an important (issue) to all," he acknowledged.

Big foot vs big monkey
Parliamentarians however failed to grill Abdullah April 30 after parliamentary speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia initially ruled that no supplementary questions would be allowed on the pretext that the house was running out of time.

This prompted former parliamentary opposition leader Lim Kit Siang to accuse the speaker of a "conspiracy" with Abdullah to "suppress the voices of the 82 Pakatan Rakyat coalition members".

"This is the first in the history (of parliament). How could supplementary questions not be allowed?," protested Lim followed by numerous invocations of "point of orders" from MPs protesting the ruling.

Pandikar Amin who at one time looked exasperated with the numerous "point of order" invoked said the sitting had degraded to "forum of point of orders". He however did not respond to the accusation hurled by Lim.

Abdullah however offered to answer "one or two questions" but only one supplementary question was allowed. Proceeding yesterday also witnessed one parliamentary member calling another "big foot" with the other retorting by saying that the caller was a "big monkey". – Saadon Aksah/ES



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