He also breezed over the role of his party in erecting national pension systems designed to benefit retired civil servants, military personnel and public school teachers at the expense of others to blame inadequate funding for the problems facing those pensions now.
“It is clear to me that the government is the key to restoring confidence. My administration must set clearly defined policies, stick to its positions and act decisively,” Ma said.
The trouble is that Ma’s inability to act decisively and his government’s preference for policies that ignore the will and the rights of the people has cost him the trust of the public. No amount of speechmaking can rectify that.