The master plan involves 227 projects in infrastructure, tourism, education, manufacturing, the oil and gas sector and agriculture, and is expected to create 560,000 jobs and attract RM112bil worth of investments over the next 12 years.
The mission of the ECER is to move the economy up the value chain, raise capacity for knowledge and innovation, address persistent socio-economic inequalities, improve the standard and quality of life and strengthen the institutional and implementation capacity.
What got Lulu's attention was that the newsreader also said that the KLSE was expected to rally today, as the market rallied during the launch of the Iskandar Development Region covering southern Johor, and the Northern Corridor Economic Region covering Perlis, Kedah, Penang and northern Perak.
erhm... for Lulu, this sounds more like a construction / real estate project, rather that one with the noble intentions stated in the mission of the ECER (see para above).
Then Lulu saw this little headliner in Malaysiakini.
Lulu hopes that it will not trickle in this manner
Lulu hopes that she is wrong.
Lulu wants to be wrong.
Lulu hopes that PM will be faithful to his Islam Hadhari principles and not allow this kind of nonsense to happen.
Lulu hopes that the ACA, which seems so clued in and powerful nowadays, would have its ears glued to the ground, and their eyes monitoring the money trail of the suspisious few.