Before that, let’s get these facts out first. MCA says, although it is a Chinese based party, it is concerned about all Malaysians. DAP claims to be a multi-ethnic party – it cares for all Malaysians, it says.
There are OA in BN states Johor, Pahang, Perak and in Pakatan states Selangor and Kelantan).
Topic 2Right-sizing our civil service
Much has been said about the size of our civil service. The DAP, led by Tony Pua, has on many occasions said the civil service is too big (albeit with occasional retractions). BN always say that the civil service is already stretched to its limits to cater for the growing population. CUEPACS gets up in arms everytime someone mentions about the size of the civil service.
With doubt, the quality of our civil service has a major bearing on our lives and the development of the country. I would like to hear how CSL and LGE perceive the civil service, how they intend to improve it, whether they intend to reduce its size and how they plan to improve the ethnic composition. I would also like to hear what they plan to do with the Local Councils, which I think are the weakest links in the government service.
Topic 3How do we provide decent and affordable healthcare to all Malaysians?
Why? The cost of good health care is increasing fast. Government hospitals have in recent years improved their services but are not able to cope with demand. Emergency services is poor. There is long waiting period for surgeries – with patients dying while waiting for their turn to be treated. The cost of seeking medical care in private hospital is beyond the reach of a vast majority of Malaysians. The cost WILL CONTINUE RISING.
The government is toying with the 1Care scheme which has received a lot of flak from DAP and PKR. The Ministry of Health also messed up by not communicating their ideas well. Besides critisizing the current and proposed schemes, no one has been able to propose anything sensible that will enable all Malaysians to obtain decent and affordable healthcare.
I would like to hear how CSL and LGE propose to provide good and affordable healthcare to all Malaysians.
Would CSL and LGE have the courage to debate the above three topics, especially topics 1 and 2? Or will they stick to the well-trodden path of demonizing UMNO and PAS and whether state governments give land to Chinese schools?
My comments on the first debate here.
Monyet King also says
1. For your second debate, please make sure you get a good moderator and open the floor to all Malaysians. And for goodness sake, debate in Malay or English.
2. In case, CSL and LGE are not confident of debating the three topics, I also have a reserve topic. "Mana lagi sedap, pisang emas atau pisang rastali?"