Saturday, March 20, 2010

Indira Moves To Cite Hubby For Contempt - By Clara Chooi.

Indira Moves To Cite Hubby For Contempt - By Clara Chooi.

Indira Moves To Cite Hubby For Contempt - By Clara Chooi.

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 11:37 AM PDT

Kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi will soon initiate contempt of court proceedings against her Muslim convert husband, with whom she has been embroiled in a bitter custody battle for their 23-month-old daughter.

An upset Indira told a press conference here today that her husband had violated last week's High Court order when he failed to surrender Prasana Diksa to her.

High Court Justice Wan Afrah Wan Ibrahim had last Thursday ordered K. Pathmanathan, now known as Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, as well as whomever was holding custody, to return the child to the mother immediately.

Despite this, Mohd Ridzuan had refused to comply and had instead, through his lawyer, filed an appeal against the decision on the same day, along with an application for a stay of execution on the order.

Until now, Mohd Ridzuan has yet to reunite mother with child.

"He has not brought my child to me and has made no attempt to do so. I am grateful to the judge for making the decision but I really do pray I can see my Prasana again. I want to see my baby. It has been very stressful for me... I am still longing to hear her say 'Ama' to me and my other two children are also longing to see her," said Indira.

Her lawyer, M. Kulasegaran, said that his client would be initiating contempt proceedings against Mohd Ridzuan as soon as possible.

"It is a clear breach of the order for what the judge had stated was very clear — that custody of the child now belongs to the mother and whomever who is possession of the child must surrender her immediately," he said.

He added that although the court had fixed March 25 to hear the application for a stay of the order, in the interim, Mohd Ridzuan was still bound by it.

"This means he has to surrender her now," he said.

Meanwhile, Indira also rebutted claims by her estranged husband that she did not have the means to support her children and was only relying on charity.

"It is not true at all. I am working in a kindergarten, and I have also been going to the centres to give extra tuition. I am working hard and round the clock for my children. My back support comes from my family and not from charity," she said.

She added that, even from before, she had always been the sole breadwinner in the family while her husband flitted between jobs.

"He was never stable, never a source of security for our family," she said.

Indira maintained that she would never bend to her husband's demand of an out-of-court settlement to reconcile with him.

"No. I will not do that, not after what he has done to us. Anyway, he is not the kind of man who can sit down and talk about these things," she said.

She, however, admitted that her 14-year marriage with Mohd Ridzuan had yet to be annulled, adding that she would seek an official divorce from him once the custody battle was officially over.

Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider

YM Sultan Selangor for snubbing Ibrahim Ali. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad THE MAN WHO CLIPPED THE POWERS OF SULTAN replacing the Sultan of Selangor Ibrahim Ali disrespect to YM Sultan Selangor

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 10:44 AM PDT

birds of same feather flock together
First of all kudo's to YM Sultan Selangor for snubbing Ibr.ali. Octo is certainly up to the task of mentoring these fascists, although i'm wondering why an octogerian like him would persist in antagonizing half the population of this country. I guess that's the nature of one who hopes for adulation beyond the grave, no matter how perverted.
Malaysia is still a good place to live in spite of all its warts and thorns. There were a few of us who were 'lucky' to survive the system that Grace mentioned above. We stayed not becuz of altruistic reasons, but becuz this is our birthright. We were marginalized, sodomized and raped by our own so-called leaders who were blind and self serving. We never wanted to make Malaysia "Great" for that is impossible with the racial segregation that bordered on apartheid.

Mahathir was born on 10 July 1925, in Alor Star, the capital of the northern state of Kedah,[8] the youngest of nine children[9] of a schoolteacher and a housewife. His father, Mohamad Iskandar, was of half-Indian origin, being the son of a Malayalee Muslim (who migrated from Kerala) and a Malay mother, while Mahathir's own mother, Wan Tampawan, was Malay

Appears that the former premier need for self-esteem satisfaction is so high and supercedes all other considerations. He cares nothing for the impact of his behavior and actions, on others – everybody else is just collateral and can be damaged if needed (sounds just like Bush).Its all about his success, his reputation, perceptions of him, only he is right etc… – our course at your cost (you are simply collateral)READMORE

"Puak PAS" Minta Tolong Blogger UMNO Serang Tulang Besi

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 10:48 AM PDT

Tidak cukup puak2 Fraksi UMNO menyerang blog Malaysiawaves dengan meninggalkan komen-komen jijik dan bodoh, mereka telah memanggil blogger2 UMNO seperti Papa Gomo untuk membantu mereka menyerang Tulang Besi. Mereka ni tak malu mengaku penyokong kepimpinan ulamak dan tarbiyyah PAS, sekarang dengan jelas meminta bantuan dari blogger UMNO seperti Papa Gomo yang jelas terlibat dalam dosa Qazaf dengan si Saiful Bukhari.

Di bawah adalah berbalas email antara Tulang Besi dengan Papa Gomo.


Email di atas memberi konfirmasi:

1.0 Puak2 Pro UMNO dalam PAS sedang bekerja sama dengan Blogger UMNO menyerang PAS

2.0 Pendedahan Tulang Besi berkenaan Roslan SMS, Suwardi Yaakob, Dr Shamsuri sedang mebuat puak2 Pro UMNO kepanasan

3.0 Puak2 yang sedang menyerang Tulang Besi ni adalah puak2 yang sama dibelakang blog Anti Husam

4.0 Mereka lagi takut sebab Tulang Besi sedang dalam proses mendedahkan mereka2 yang dibelakang blog "Anti Husam" dahulu.

5.0 Puak2 ni mengaku penyokong ulama, mengaku ditarbiyyah dsbnya. Tapi, sanggup bekerjasama dengan blogger UMNO. Ertinya, agama cuma di bibir mereka sahaja. Hati mereka hitam.

6.0 Mereka bagi maklumat (dakyah) berkenaan Tulang Besi pada Papa Gomo, dia pun tak konfiden maklumat puak2 ni.

7.0 Mereka cuba buat blog didedikasi memfitnah Tulang Besi. Tapi, tak da sambutan. Akhirnya, terpaksa mintak tolong Blogger2 yang terlibat dalam Qazaf macam Papa Gomo.

8.0 Mereka yang nak fitnah Tulang Besi sangat ni, saya tak tau agama apa mereka ni anut. Tak berani berhujjah, skrg nak guna fitnah.

Alhamdulillah, Allah SWT semakin mendedahkan kemunafikan mereka ini.

Tulang Besi

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad THE MAN WHO CLIPPED THE POWERS OF SULTAN replacing the Sultan of Selangor Ibrahim Ali disrespect to YM Sultan Selangor

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 10:19 AM PDT

birds of same feather flock together
First of all kudo's to YM Sultan Selangor for snubbing Ibr.ali. Octo is certainly up to the task of mentoring these fascists, although i'm wondering why an octogerian like him would persist in antagonizing half the population of this country. I guess that's the nature of one who hopes for adulation beyond the grave, no matter how perverted.
Malaysia is still a good place to live in spite of all its warts and thorns. There were a few of us who were 'lucky' to survive the system that Grace mentioned above. We stayed not becuz of altruistic reasons, but becuz this is our birthright. We were marginalized, sodomized and raped by our own so-called leaders who were blind and self serving. We never wanted to make Malaysia "Great" for that is impossible with the racial segregation that bordered on apartheid. But 'happiness' in this life means little, if one is unprepared to live with some discomfort.Perkasa is One Big Joke, and Ibrahim Ali Al-Kataki is a court jester in Malay Politics, says respected UKM academic Dr. AB Shamsul analysts say otherwise. "I don't know what he (Ibrahim) is fighting for. This guy is confused, what he is doing right now is trying to fan racial sentiments, although we cannot argue that he has a fundamental right to organise a group," said Professor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari, a constitutional law expert with the International Islamic University (IIU) in Kuala Lumpur."The thing is, Malay rights have always been outlined, stated and guaranteed clearly by the Federal Constitution. I don't see any logic in Perkasa's rhetoric about protecting the Malays. The constitution has already provided a space for Malay rights, and it is never challenged.PAS chief strategist Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad firmly believes that Perkasa is a vehicle for the extremist UMNO members and is undermining Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1Malaysia concept."Najib has to take on UMNO if he does not want Malaysia to be destabilised, he has to take on this hardline Malay issue. His silence on Perkasa's role is not good because if Najib identifies with Perkasa's political initiatives, his 1 Malaysia is finished," Dzulkefly told
"If there's still dissatisfaction or unhappiness after all these years, then Perkasa's target should be the government, where UMNO, those in power have failed. Ibrahim should set his guns on UMNO then," Abdul Aziz
What is happening here of late is nothing new, as "patriotic" Perkasa events graced by the presence of that great devious Manipulator of this nature has always been a part and parcel of tragic Malaysian politics, ever since the selling out of Tunku Abdul Rahman in 1969. In Malaysia, Politics, Religion, Race & Treachery are synonymous / inseparable and have caused unending friction/disaster between the 3 main races ….and this concept/enlightenment should be a first mantra of anyone who seeks and/or professes to talk & know Malaysia. While a few fast ones ( aka above ) have emigrated to greener pasteurs (like Canada, may God bless you all ) for whatever reasons , there are many who remain either by choice or by circumstances and to this group lies the genuine future of the country ( if any ), and no other wannabe or hypocrites. There are distinctive evil forces ( one of which is called UMNO ) out to wreck havoc for personal gains/glory and has nothing to do with the well being of the X lucky country. It will take great patience and perseverance to hold on to this long War to stamp out these cancerous cells of our society but fight we must , as Din always say. Never give up and run. We are still here , and ready
It is as if Malaysia is gripped in a frenzy of small-minded parochialism. We seem to be speaking in terms of gross stereotyping of regions, religions and nations in what seems to be an absolute reversal of all our professed ideals. That a position that has taken has any support at all, let alone the sympathy of many who do not see themselves as raving right wing extremists, is surprising. There does seem to be a return that we are seeing of more primitive passions, as we react with emotion to the slightest provocation, real or imagined in arenas important and trivial. Divisive stances come more naturally to a large section of people and there is little attempt to apply the filter of discrimination. Indeed,MALAYSIA is awash in symbolic issues that seem to take up a lot of our time, energy and angst. It seems extraordinarily easy to offend some group or the other on issues that rarely translate into any material consequences.this could be the rebirth of Malay Nationalism with our fellow Kedahan, Che Det as the bidan(midwife). He will do anything to protect his interest even when he knows that myopic nationalism in Malaysia is dangerous and divisive. Najib is unwilling to put a stop to this PERKASA event. Why?Mahathir took this on as the patron saint of PERKASA to reinforce his MALAY credentials despite the fact that he personally wrote iin his application form to study medicine in Singapore that he is an INDIAN by race.UMNO's tactic of outsourcing its racist policies by forming more ultra Malay NGOs seem to be mushrooming at high speed.Good opportunity now exists for those MALAY-CENTRIC INTELLECTUALS stir their own juice within these kind of divisive entities under the banner of 1MALAYSIA.Here is the latest one after PERKASA and MPMThe Organisation of Former Umno Elected Representatives was set up to champion the interests of Malays in the economic, education, religious and language fields in line with the party's struggle, its president Tan Sri Adam Kadir said today.He said the organisation, which was registered on Dec 14 last year, would safeguard the fundamental rights of the Malays as enshrined in the Federal Constitution and intensify efforts to unite the Malays.Adam said that at the inaugural general meeting, Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin was elected vice-president I and Thamrin Tun Ghafar, vice-president II."Six people were elected to the supreme assembly. They are Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, Tan Sri Sabaruddin Chik, Datuk Mokhtar Hashim, Datuk Seri Dr Suleiman Mohamed, Aziz Yassin and Datuk Dr Afiffudin Omar," he said when contacted by Bernama here.It is a brilliant idea to give a home to people like Zahrain Hashim, Hasan Ali, Zulkifli Noordina and Ibrahim Ali after the next GE13.a) National Organisation of Malay Bloggers since we already have the Alliance of Muslim Bloggers headed by a SUFI MUSLIMTan Sri Sanusi Junid who had accused
the mamak Reezal Naina for dethroning him as the chairman ? of some organisation in our Islamic University?
SAnusi Junid's son is that Achehnese-wannabe Malay, Akhramsyah, who is the ardent follower of the Sufi Muslim (Mahaguru 58) and president of the Alliance of Muslim Bloggers which was setup by Zahid Hamidi to demonise the Christians for using the word Allah???
b) National Council of UMNO Intellectuals under the patronage of Rais Yatim ( he has a PhD)
c) National Organisation of Political Frogs (all races are members)So, an imported Indian become Perkasa patron! This Indian turned Malay has already caused enough damage to this country – he emasculated the Judiciary , media and freedom. He promoted racism, corruption and lawlessness.
Now he wants to create anarchy and inflame racial animosity to greater heights.
This man, with a heart of stone, put his adversaries behind bars for no reason. He demonized Anwar and his family. He cheated Tunku Razaleigh to the UMNO presidents postMany Malays felt albeit privately that it was so un-Malay of Mahathir to do that i.e. put his deputy out to dry in such a personal and overt and some say despicable manner. Malays are seen as a gentle and polite people, working out their differences from behind the scenes rather than out in the open. In that context, and of relevance is the premium placed by the Chinese on values like filial piety, a value shared by all Asians and not just Chinese.. Nor is the Javanese preoccupation with shadow play as alien to Malay culture as some would like to believe i.e. a typically Javanese style of 'doing business' not unfamiliar with our Indian friends, misunderstood by many non-Indians as back stabbing methods and often referred to by Anwar Ibrahim as the Bollywood style of doing business. These are values and leadership styles long incorporated into Malay customs and Malay culture.
Concerned for the long term future of this county, it would not be unpatriotic nor untimely for Malaysians to ask if Asian values (some may read this as Confucian values) like filial piety are not in conflict with values promoted by the western type of liberal democracy as we find here in the U.S. with emphasis on the well being of the individual.
It is for this reason that I feel, all things remaining equal or ceteris paribus as my Economics Professor the late Dr. Yip Yat Hoong used to say during his class, what is happening in Malaysia today could well be nothing more than a flash in the pan.
To advocates of this school of thought, movements like PERKASA are not an aberration..
Hey, mamak when are you going to kick the bucket. Hell is waiting for you.An Indian turned Malay is a race evolution! A new discovery that deserves a Noble prize! In biology, evolution is the change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms through successive generations. When a population splits into smaller groups, these groups evolve independently and develop into new species.
Mahathir did it in one generation, taking advantage of the constitutional definition of a Malay. He claims that his mom, Che Wan Tempawan, has stronger genes than his Kutty father, a hardcore Indian from the state of Kerala. After that, he sought legitimacy by showing the Malays that he is more Malay than they. He became UMNO President on a strong Malay agenda and became the first Indian to be Prime Minister of Malaysia

Malayan history has to be dissected into many periods. And each of these periods saw immigration involving almost all the races in Malaysia, save the Orang Asli (the Original People). In New Zealand, these Orang Asli would be the Maoris and in Australia the Aborigines. Therefore, anyone who is neither a Maori nor an Aborigine is a 'pendatang' or immigrant.

In those days, the people followed their Rulers. Therefore, when the Rulers converted to Islam the people followed — although they may not have believed in Islam or understood the religion. In fact, many till today still do not understand Islam after more than 500 years.readmore



Posted: 20 Mar 2010 03:45 AM PDT

虽然矢口否认自己是马华的救世主,但前任总会长黄家定却强调,自己拥有成功整合派系的经验,是目前最适合领导马华的领袖。他更直言,若交由现任领导人继续掌舵,只会让马华原地踏步,开启不了新格局。 我不敢说我肯定做得很好,不过我认为比较其现在的情况,现在这些棒子已经交给他们,结果产生这样的局面,同样的人再领导,我想他还是在原地踏步,不可能离开(旧有局面)。
Views: 308
5 ratings
Time: 07:38 More in News & Politics

Pantu News: When someone Tresspasing on Your Private Property, what shall you do?

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 06:36 AM PDT

When someone tresspasing to your Private property, you will have to report to the police, and claimed for damages rite?. This happen in Bilal/Ubah areas. Most of the land there are surveyed lands. Tetangga akrab pelita pantu sdn bhd, encroached into their lands and planted oilpalms, now the landowners wanted to harvest the FFB (fruits) in their private land. The company reported to the police the landowners stole their oilpalm fruits. But nowadays the Police are smart, they first verify the status of the land with the Landsurvey before they arrest the landowners. Or else they be charged for illegal arrest on the private properties. Any comment?

Emotional homecoming for Najib in Lipis

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 06:01 AM PDT

Prime Minister Najib Razak's one-day visit to Kuala Lipis, his first to his birthplace since becoming the prime minister on April 3 last year, was steeped in meaning.

"I'm truly touched when the people of Lepeh (Lipis as it is pronounced here) told me I've come back to Lepeh. I'm moved by the welcoming ceremony arranged for this occasion," he said during a get-together with Lipis Umno and Barisan Nasional today.

Accompanied by wife Rosmah Mansor and mother Rahah Mohd Noah, the prime minister said since this morning when he attended the 50th anniversary of the Rural and Regional Development Ministry and visited the house where he was born in Bukit Bius, he was filled with emotion.

Over 5,000 people thronged Dataran Lipis to welcome Najib at the ministry's event.

Najib, who is Pekan member of parliament, said he was moved when he was offered to contest the Pekan parliamentary seat in the 2004 general election despite the less than encouraging result in the previous poll.

"In the 1999 general election, I had problems in Pekan. I only won with a 241-vote majority. I love Lepeh but I was confident that Pekan voters would accept me," he said.

Najib was born on July 23, 1953 when his father, the second prime minister of Malaysia, Abdul Razak Hussein and Rahah lived in Kuala Lipis.

Speaking at the ministry's anniversary celebration, Najib said he was excited when Rural Development Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal said that the event would be held in Lipis.

"In fact, my mother also said she would come to Lipis," he said.

House to turned into museum

He later visited the house where he was born at Bukit Buis which is now being used as the official residence of the Pahang state secretary.

Najib, Rosmah and Rahah arrived at the house at 1.25pm and spent about 30 minutes there. Several of Najib's pictures when he was growing up were also put on display at the house.

The two-storey bungalow that was built in the 1920's was the official residence of Abdul Razak when he was the Pahang state

The house will soon be turned into a museum.

The president of Lipis District Council Abu Jamal Nordin said almost RM1 million was spent for conservation of the house.

However, an additional RM640,000 was needed for last stage works to outfit the museum and its opening is expected to draw tourists as well as make Kuala Lipis a tourist destination with a historical heritage theme.

Ensure BN remains relevant

Meanwhile, at the event with Lipis Umno, Najib announced an allocation of RM15.4 million to upgrade rural water supply for Kampung Dada Kering, Kampung Pagar Sasak, Kampung Petola and Kampung Mun.

Najib hoped that local leaders would continue to play their role in helping the people and in conveying their aspirations so that BN remained relevant.

"People are becoming more educated and there are now a huge group of voters who are not members of any political party but will be voting based on policies, issues, current leadership and whether a political party was fighting for their cause," he said.

Najib said the people would not be looking at other parties if Umno and BN continued to fight for their interests.

- Bernama

Social media can help bring change

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 05:53 AM PDT

With more than 90 percent of Malaysians considered as avid users of online social media, the medium is emerging as an influential tool, said Universiti Malaya's associate professor Abu Hassan Hasbullah.

Comparing to the United States and Europe, he said Malaysia has a surprisingly large number of social media fans.

selangor youth convention 200310 abu hassan hasbullahWhile Abu Hassan encouraged young people to use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, he urged them to also develop a critical mind.

Speaking to 900 students at the National Youth Conference in Petaling Jaya today, Abu Hassan said the emergence of new media has become a "religion" among the faithful.

The communication professor gave an inspiring speech on the role of the youth in the 21st century and their involvement in political issues.

"Move away from primitive politics," he advised those attending the conference, which is organised by the Selangor government.

Abu Hassan lamented that some among the younger generation are caught in "primitive times" which has lead to an erosion of ingenuity.

According to him, this is a stumbling block in addressing the multi-dimensional crises affecting the country.

"It is no longer enough to voice your views through demonstrations. A leader should be well-versed in global, and not just local issues," he stressed.

Open dialogue

This message was reiterated at the open dialogue between the students and a group comprising members of parliament, state assembly representatives as well as political analysts.

Pointing out the strength of the youth, political analyst and chief executive of Selangor economic advisory office Rafizi Ramli said:

"Youths have the biggest social-economic influence, but the problem is they don't know or unwilling to utilise their power and would rather let older people do the work."

He urged young people to utilise new media in bringing about change in the country and to exercise their right to vote.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

Oil royalty dispute not legal but political

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 05:51 AM PDT

The raging controversy over the payment oil royalty to the entitled states is not legal in nature but political right from the time the Petroleum Development Act was drawn up.

malaysian law conference 301007 tommy thomas 2Prominent lawyer Tommy Thomas (right) who said this at a Bar Council organised panel discussion today explained that the core problem is that the Act was designed in the best interests of Petronas and the federal government, resulting in the huge dispute between the federal and the state governments now.

The topic under discussion was "Oil Royalty - a Constitutional Right?" under the Bar Council's 'My Constitution' campaign.

The debate revolved around the Petroleum Development Act 1974 and the "wang ehsan" (goodwill payment).

Husni Mohd Hanadzlah, the second finance minister had been reported as calling on the Kelantan government to accept the RM20 million 'wang ehsan' offered by the federal government and stop demanding billions in oil royalty.

He had said under the Petroleum Development Act, the royalty for oil extracted from areas beyond three nautical miles from the boundary does not belong to the closest state.

Among the panelists aside from Tommy were Gua Musang parliamentarian Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, professor Shad Saleem Faruqi, and advocate and solicitor Cecil Abraham.

When the truth was exposed

Tommy said, "When Umno lost Terengganu in March 2000 to the opposition, the federal government immediately seized the royalty which they had paid for about 22 years after 1974.

"When Umno regained Terengganu, former premier Abdullah Badawi cleverly had announced that Umno will reinstate Terengganu's payment and when prime minister Najib Razak took office, he did the same as well.

"It is clear that this issue is politically motivated and not something that is of a legal dispute."

tengku razaleigh.jpgOn his part, Razaleigh (left) said adopting the give-and-take attitude between the parties in dispute could help settle the issue.

"Kelantan and Terengganu need financial assistance to develop their state, this is why the royalty of oil is important to the state.

"The money should be channeled for the needy and not for things like KLCC and Putrajaya (a none-too subtle dig at former premier Mahathir)," he said.

He said that as the person who drafted the Petronas laws, he did not understand why there were people disputing the oil royalty payments.

"I don't know why people dispute my interpretation of the laws... I am the one who worded it," said Razaleigh, who is the founding chairperson of Petronas.

Shad, who is also an international law consultant, agreed that Kelantan has the equal rights to oil royalty just like any other state to share the richness of the nation.

"Kelantan has equal right to its onshore and offshore petroleum similar to its counterparts - Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak," he said

He added that if the constitution is not in favour of its citizen, then it should be amended to be more equitable.

"Wang ehsan is not proper term to be used to allocate money for Kelantan when the profit made by Petronas should be divided equally among all states," he said.

Cecil, who represented Petronas in the lawsuit filed by Terengganu in March 2001, contradicted him by stating that Kelantan can only enjoy petroleum resources within its territory or jurisdiction.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

Ku Li claims Petronas makes 'huge oil discovery'

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 05:48 AM PDT

Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today claimed he was told that the national oil company, Petronas, has made a "very big discovery of an oil field, probably the biggest in the world".

This discovery, he asserted, meant that Petronas would have a very good future. However, the founding chairman of Petronas declined to go into details.

tengku razaleigh speech 110310 02"I was told... no announcement (was) made (about) a very big discovery of oil. I was told there was a big discovery... which could depress the oil price. I was also told it is the biggest oil field or oil well (not only) in this part of world but also in any part of the world.

"I cannot disclose the (location)... I cannot tell you," he said when asked repeatedly about the discovery, which he mentioned in his talk titled, 'Conversations on the Constitution and Oil Royalty - A Constitutional Right?' organised by the Bar Council today.

He also did not identify who had told him of the developments in Petronas.

Razaleigh had recently spoken against the federal government's stand that the Kelantan government had no right to demand royalty for the oil extracted from the state's offshore area.

Razaleigh, a former finance minister, said a large oil find means Petronas had a good future but added, it must be properly managed.

"I hope Petronas will be managed well... no leakages, so that money will come back to the people," he added.

Petronas most profitable in Asia

He also said that he was very happy to note that despite Petronas having to spend money for the construction of the Petronas Twin Towers here and the development of Putrajaya, the federal administrative capital, the national oil company "is still in the black, with money and had some reserves left".

oil world market 141008 04Petronas contributed about RM75 billion annually to the federal government, which is equivalent to about 42 percent of the country's revenue.

Since it was founded on Aug 17, 1974, Petronas has grown to be an integrated international oil and gas company with business interests in 31 countries.

Petronas is ranked among Fortune Global 500's largest corporations in the world.

Fortune ranks Petronas as the 95th largest company in the world in 2008 and 80th largest in 2009.

It also ranks Petronas as the eighth most profitable company in the world and the most profitable in Asia.

Oil prices have fallen in the last two weeks by up to 2.8 percent to below US$80 a barrel early Friday. London Brent Crude for May fell US$1.60 a barrel to US$79.88.

- Bernama

Yang masih tak faham-faham lagi DEB

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 04:55 AM PDT

Nak bina Model Ekonomi Baru perlu difaham apa itu DEB. Dengar Dato Mukhriz terangkan apa itu DEB berikut:

Kalau agihan rambut diatas kepala itu sudah samarata, boleh bersaing tumbuh untuk nak jadi jambul dan sightburn. Satu lagi adalah bila rambut dah tumbuh dimerata kepala, barulah kepala itu nampak bersatu. Maknanya penyatuan kaum.

Membina yang baru mesti atas pengalaman dan pelajaran yang lepas. Sesuatu yang terkini itu mesti ada kesinambungan dari yang lepas. Baru rambut itu tumbuh kuat dan kukuh dengan akar yang kuat.

Ini susahnya bila Pengerusi tak sedar asal usul dirinya itu anak pendatang Minang generasi pertama di sebuah Toko jual buku, kitab, songkok, ubat tradisional dll di Johor Baru.

Dia tidak jadi CEO Bank terus tetapi meningkat kerana ada peluang untuk sambung belajar jadi akauntan di England lepas belajar di UM dan ada peluang untuk dia dijadikan CEO. Lupa dia bahawa kalau Bank bukan Melayu, dia masih kekal pegawai akaun semasa sampai pencen. Jawab soalan pun soalan bocor ...

Sementang tekanan dari persekitaran dunia menuntut pengurangan peraturan, amalan pasaran bebas, dunia tanpa sempadan, dan pelbagai temberang untuk menjajah semula negara-negara yang sudah merdeka, ramailah pihak-pihak yang berkepentingan sempit menghentam Dasar Ekonomi Baru.

Dikatakan DEB sebagai ketinggalan zaman, tidak adil pada kaum lain, membina subsidi mentaliti, tidak membina persaingan, dan berlaku penyelewengan perlaksanaan. Ini orang tak faham dan bersikap apologetik.

Kalau tak pasal DEB, ana tidak dapat belajar di Universiti Baghdad dan jadi saudagar unta yang untung jual orang dari jual unta. Banyak yang mendapat manafaat. Jangan kita dengki. Cuma kita perlu baiki. Mana mahu cari satu polisi yang begitu menyeluruh dalam aspek sosial, ekonomi, keselamatan, dan pembangunan negara bangsa kalau bukan DEB?

Jangan bakar kelambu kerana kepincangan ini dan itu. Dah tak ada kelambu nanti, banyak nyamuk menyerang untuk sedut darah sampai spray Morten pun tak lut.

Polisi yang tidak mengambilkira semangat DEB akan menjurangkan lagi sesama kaum dan kelas. Akhirnya akan menimbulkan ketidak puasan dalam masyarakat.

Percayalah cakap Husin Lempoyang.

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now


Posted: 20 Mar 2010 01:39 AM PDT

Views: 284
3 ratings
Time: 04:40 More in News & Politics

Mahathir to open Perkasa assembly

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:38 AM PDT

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will officiate at Perkasa's inaugural assembly on March 27, replacing Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sarafuddin Idris Shah.

Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali said Mahathir will be given a warrior's welcome in line with the spirit of protecting Malay rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

"It will be a grand opening for Perkasa as this is its first assembly," the Independent Pasir Mas MP said.

Sultan Salahuddin had said in a statement that he withdrew from officiating at the assembly to avoid any misinterpretations.

The sultan said Ibrahim should not be blamed for issuing the invitation card as he had indeed agreed to come but changed his mind later.

Perkasa will also hold its first election of office-bearers as well as chart its future course in championing the rights of the Malays.

Some 10,000 members and observers, coming from all over the country including Sabah and Sarawak, are expected to turn up at Putra World Trade Centre for the event.

Election for office-bearers is expected to be a tame affair as many members had said they would leave it to Ibrahim to pick his choice.

Posts open for election are president, deputy president, five vice-presidents, including one each from Sabah and Sarawak, and 15 central committee members.

Under Perkasa's constitution, the president is given the right to appoint seven to the central committee, a secretary-general, a treasurer and an information chief.

So far, no nominations were received as the members felt that it was best to endorse the present protem committee for a two-year term.

Perkasa was formed in the wake of Barisan Nasional's dismal performance in the March 2008 general election and following Umno's decision to champion the cause of Malaysians and not only Malays.

In Perkasa, regarded as a right-wing group, the disgruntled Malays have found a platform to continue their fight for their cause.

by FMT

Three-cornered fight shaping up for top MCA post

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:33 AM PDT

The MCA may see a three-cornered fight for the No 1 post, with former party deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek expected to announce his candidacy tomorrow.

So far, incumbent Ong Tee Keat had made known his intention to retain his post, with former party president Ong Ka Ting announcing his return last week.

With Chua entering the fray, the 2,300-odd MCA delegates will have a wider choice of leaders to pick to lead them into the next general election, which is hardly two years away.

Party insiders, though excited about the fresh election, expressed disappointment in the choices available.

"It's a pity MCA is running out of leaders, given the challenges the party and Barisan Nasional (BN) will have to face in the coming general election.

"The three aspirants for the president's post are not even in touch with the Chinese community at large, what more with young Chinese voters who would be the deciding factor in the next general election," said a party insider, who wished to remain anonymous.

He said Tee Keat's leadership was rejected in a vote-of-no-confidence at the party extraordinary general meeting (EGM) last year, but he ignored it.

He added that the same delegates would be voting next Sunday and going by the previous EGM, it was obvious they would not want to retain Tee Keat.

"Similarly, the delegates voted Chua back into the party after he was expelled but only as an ordinary member and not deputy president."

"Now, if Chua goes for the top post, I feel he is going to be dumped by the delegates. The new factor here is Ka Ting. But, although he has done a good job when he was president, he does not know that the political scenario in the Chinese community has changed," the insider said.

"If Ka Ting knew the feelings and desires of the Chinese community when he was the leader, MCA would not have been battered in the March 2008 general election.

"The fact that Tee Keat took on a racial tone in demanding liberalisation of government scholarships, intake into universities and so on, goes to show that he is slowly becoming aware of the sentiments of the Chinese community.

"But will this do good for the BN in propagating moderation and compromise?" he asked.

Out of capable leaders

As for Chua, he said the distrust towards Tee Keat was too great for the former to play second fiddle to the latter.

"It is common knowledge how Tee Keat put Chua in cold storage immediately after last year's party election despite the latter winning the deputy presidency.

"Going by that, it was not a coincidence when Chua and seven other central committee members pulled the rug from under Tee Keat's feet when they resigned to pave the way for a fresh election," he said.

Another party insider said it was sad that the party had run out of capable leaders and going by the campaign trail of the three at present, they had not provided anything new.

"The Chinese, except the top businessmen, are no longer looking at MCA as a platform to champion their cause.

"With Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's so-called open policy, where educated Chinese youngsters can have direct access to him through Facebook... I do not feel they need MCA anymore," he said.

Thus, the contest for the presidency excites only party members and not majority of the Chinese community.

by FMT

Of course not!

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:26 AM PDT

The Star reports that the MACC survey says that low salaries, high costs of living are not the main factors for corruption.

I think, for once, the MSM may be reporting the truth. We all can guess that the main culprits are really those who don't have low salaries and hardly need to worry about high costs of living. Right? Hee hee hee..... just thought I'd leave you with a fantastic fact and funny before shutting down for the weekend.


Voon gets six-month suspension

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:19 AM PDT

DAP State Assemblyman for Batu Lintang Voon Lee Shan has been suspended for a period of six months effective March 17.

If the State elections were called within the six months, Voon, who is in his first term as State Assemblyman, would not be able to contest.

In a press statement from DAP National Headquarters dated Friday, it said the decision was reached unanimously by the disciplinary committee after taking into consideration complaints lodged against Voon for making public statements detrimental to the party's image and his explanations pertaining to the said complaints.

Members of the disciplinary panel included chairman Tan Kok Wai, P Ramasamy, M. Kula, Lim Hock Seng and Lee Kong Hing.

State DAP chairman Richard Wong Ho Lien said DAP Sarawak respects the decision. He said it was unfortunate that the scenario has come to such a stage that led to Voon's suspension.

Wong said it is the duty of every member to abide by party discipline.

He said the fact of the suspension showed that Voon was unable to sustain what was alleged against the party and the leaders. He advised Voon to respect the committee's decision.

Still loves the party

Voon when contacted tried to laugh it off saying that he felt sad that Friday was the DAP's birthday and no one was celebrating it.

Voon said he would want to have the right to defend himself when his name was being tarnished.

Saying that he still loves the party and have asked his supporters to continue supporting the party, he will still go to speak at ceremahs of other opposition parties.

Voon got himself into a hot spot after the DAP convention in Sibu in December last year where he was ousted from the S tate committee where he held the Treasury post. He was alleged to have planned for the ouster of Wong.

After not being elected to the committee, Voon posted several negative comments on his comrades on Facebook and his blog. He also began an open 'war' with party members in the main media accusing them of wanting to finish him off politically.

Voon, a legal practitioner, was a former police Inspector. In the 1999 Parlimentary elections, he was involved in a three-corner fight and lost to Yong Khoon Seng of SUPP by a majority of 8,897 votes. In 2001, he stood and lost again in the State election against Sim Kheng Hui and Dominque Ng.

In 2004 Parliament, he was in a straight fight with Yong Khoon Seng and lost again by 7,731. Finally, in 2006, he beat Chan Seng Khai, SUPP by 3,407 votes.

courtesy of Malaysian Mirror

PM Najib says NEM won’t leave rural folk behind

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:13 AM PDT

The government will not neglect the rural sector in formulating the New Economic Model (NEM), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (left) said.

He said the government had also allocated RM750 million in additional fund to the Rural and Regional Development Ministry to implement rural development programmes.

"The government hopes that the allocation will help increase the income among the poor and hardcore poor, totalling 543,000, including those in Sabah and Sarawak, who have registered with the e-Kasih.

"The government will continue with the agenda to transform the rural community so that they can become self-sufficient and not relying too much on the government," he said when opening the Rural and Regional Development Ministry's 50th anniversary in Dataran Lipis here today.

Also present at the event attended by 5,000 people were Najib's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Najib said through the NEM, the income of rural community, especially farmers would be enhanced through programmes such as the agropolitan project.

The rural community would also be taught entrepreneurial skills and business culture, he said.

"For instance, the agropolitan project in Gahai in Kuala Lipis has successfully increased the income of participants from RM450 a month each to RM1,700 a month in just two years of joining the project.

"We hope that through the NEM, the rural income can be further increased to create a balanced society," he said.

Speaking to reporters later, Najib said rural development was now entering its third phase.

"The first phase was during the era of the 'red book' programme for rural development, the second phase was when the sector was made part of the national mission. Now we are in the era of government transformation programme.

"Through the NEM, the government will give emphasis to achieving a high-income economy, and agriculture is seen as one of the sectors to push the third phase of the rural development agenda," he said. — Bernama

Kelana Jaya MCA division chief to contest CC post

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:11 AM PDT

With just two days left for nomination to the MCA polls, Kelana Jaya division chief Ong Chong Swen has announced her decision to contest for the post of Central Committee (CC) member.

"I'm going to contest for the MCA CC on March 28. I wish the central delegates will give me an opportunity to offer my services and be able to participate in party affairs," she told reporters at the launch of Umno Kelana Jaya Health and Welfare Carnival here today.

This is the second time that Ong is contesting for the CC. In October 2008, she failed in her bid to become CC member when she garnered only 952 votes, which was short of 100 votes to become a CC member.

This time around, she is confident in bagging a post in the CC.

"In the past two years, I spent a lot of time working for my division. I would now like to be more active at party and national-level.

"I will utilise my website and blog to let the people know me and our division better.

"I wish delegates who supported me two years ago would continue to give me their support," said Ong.

On former party president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting offering himself as a candidate for the post of president, she said it was the right of the Kulai MP.

"In the current scenario, the most important thing is that the CC should be able to work as one to help stabilise the party.

Thirty-one posts are up for grabs in the polls on March 28 — one each for president and deputy president, four for vice-president and 25 for CC members.

Monday's nomination will be from 1pm to 5pm. — Bernama

Zaid slams Perkasa for twisting facts

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:02 AM PDT

Pakatan Rakyat coordinator Zaid Ibrahim lashed out today at Malay rights group Perkasa, accusing it of twisting the facts concerning the special rights of bumiputeras.

He was referring to Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali's interview with Malaysiakini where he was quoted as saying that the Malays have been "insulted and derided" and Malay rights as bumiputera have to be protected.

selangor youth convention 200310 zaid ibrahimSpeaking at the National Youth Conference organised by the Selangor government in Petaling Jaya, Zaid (right) said Perkasa was an example of irresponsible leadership.

He charged Perkasa with deliberately alarming the Malays just to achieve its aims.

"This is what we call primitive politics," said the former law minister and ex-Umno member who had quit the all-Malay party last year over difference in principles.

He told the students present that Ibrahim has repeatedly troubled the community with his call that the rights of the Malays privileges as provided for in Article 153 of the Federal Constitution have to be protected.

"Even I am Malay but who wants to take our rights away that he has to protect them?" asked Zaid.

The former minister also implied that Dr Mahathir Mohamed was involved in their activities as the former prime minister is scheduled to officiate the NGO's first general meeting next week.

He then urged the 900 participants not to be fooled by "the fear that has been engineered by irresponsible politicians".

"selangor youth convention 200310 crowdsIn Malaysia (number of) bumiputeras is large. In Sabah and Sarawak, the Ibans are about 60 percent and that does not include the Melanaus.

"It is not right to say our rights will be taken away by anyone," he told the mostly Malay participants.

He pointed out that the majority of parliamentarians are bumiputeras, so it is an impossible to move an amendment to the special rights.

"Although it is an irrational approach there are people who would be fooled and trapped by it... that is why it is important to educate yourself," he said.

Let people see oil royalty agreement

On another matter, Zaid challenged the federal government to put on display the oil royalty agreement between Petronas and the state governments so that the people can evaluate for themselves.

"Have ever seen the agreement? Why can't the three-page agreement be displayed to the public? Why? Simply because they want to trick the people," he said.

The issue of the petroleum and liquefied gas royalty has been a hot issue since last year after Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announced that Kelantan and Terengganu will be given "goodwill" payments for the oil that extracted off their coastal borders.

Opposition MPs, especially those from PAS-ruled Kelantan, rejected the offer saying that the federal government should pay the state royalty - to which it is entitled - rather than a 'goodwill payment', likening it to charity.

Zaid said the agreement between the state governments and Petronas clearly specifies the former's share of the company's profits.

"It does not state anywhere the distances in nautical miles (which is disputed by federal government). It just states, if I get RM1, you will get 5 sen," he said.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

Najib to leave it to authorities to investigate

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 02:00 AM PDT

Prime Minister Najib Razak said he leaves it to the authorities to investigate alleged claims by Anwar Ibrahim that he had the blessings of the Agong to execute his Sept 16 plan to take over the federal government in 2008.

Najib said the authorities would decide whether the claims by the opposition leader infringed any laws.

"The authorities know what to do. It's up to them," he told reporters after opening the Rural and Regional Development Ministry's 50th anniversary in Kuala Lipis today.

NONETwo days ago, independent Bayan Baru member of parliament Zahrain Mohamed Hashim revealed in the Dewan Rakyat that Anwar had convinced opposition MPs that the Agong was waiting to confirm the number of BN MPs joining the opposition.

The prime minister said he believed the people were now aware of the lies being spread by the opposition and their huge ambition to rule the country.

Commenting on the statement by PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat who described Zahrain's revelation as innapropriate, Najib said, "It seems that only one person is saying so."

Earlier in his speech, Najib said he hoped that people in rural areas would not be easily hoodwinked by people claiming to be fighting for them.

"Lies are being spread around. To them, there is justification to everything, including name-dropping, claiming that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the military were on their side, as long as they can go to Putrajaya.

"Our mission is different, that is to fight for the people. The Barisan Nasional will continue to fight for the people," he said.

Najib said the people should judge for themselves the BN's commitment in developing the country either in towns or in rural areas.

It's up to the AG, says Hisham

NONEMeanwhile, in Kluang, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the ministry would leave it to attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail to investigate claims pertaining to the so-called Sept 16 plan by Anwar.

He said Anwar can be investigated under the law for instigating.

"I believe that when this issue was revealed to the public, the AG would look at it from the point of views of the law," he told reporters after visiting Taman Sri Lambak police beat base.

Former chief of defence forces Abdul Aziz Zainal has denied claims that the military supported Anwar's takeover plan.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

No comments: