KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Oct 2008: Wanita MCA wants the government to immediately implement reforms in the judiciary and Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) and set up an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to regain support from the people.
Such a move, it believes, will also reduce abuse of power in the judiciary, ACA and the police force.
This was one of nine main resolutions approved by Wanita MCA at its 33rd Annual General Assemly (AGM) held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) today.
Besides the resolution on the reformation of the judiciary and the ACA, the AGM also approved resolutions on politics, economy, party affairs, education, social and security, women, family, health and legal aspects.
The AGM also called on the government to act seriously on the report of the Auditor-General which disclosed malpractices of several government departments, and punish severely those who abuse their powers.
To ensure national funds are utilised wisely, the AGM wants all government departments affected by the Auditor-General’s Report to be re-organised to upgrade efficiency.
Wanita MCA also urged the government to take measures to tackle global issues of food shortage by giving land and incentives to farmers, including leasing agricultural land, to help them increase production technology and output.
To reduce inflation, it urged the government to take effective steps to overcome inflation due to price hikes which includes reducing toll rates and abolishing road taxes.
The women’s wing also suggested the government advocate fair allocation of business opportunities for all races, and that assistance be given to businesses to obtain loans and incentives.
By this, it hoped to attract more foreign investors, which in turn, would create job opportunities and enhance economic development.
Realising that high-quality education is the key to the country’s economic development, the party wing pointed out that the government should consider selecting students based on meritocracy, and also open up student recruitment exercise at national universities and pre-universities to multi-ethnic students.
The movement also wanted the government to create friendlier employment conditions and environment to women, including promoting flexible working hours, increasing childcare centres and incentives for home-based childcare programmes.
It also wants all political parties to promote change using effectively researched policies to fulfil the 30% representation of women at all leadership levels. — Bernama