Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ishqiya (2009) DVDRip 400mb

Ishqiya (2009) DVDRip 400mb


Ishqiya (2009) DVDRip 400mb

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 04:03 PM PST



Movie Info

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1345777/

[TITLE]…………………….[ Ishqiya
[DIRECTOR]………………….[ Abhishek Chaubey
[RELEASE DATE]………………[ 29 January 2010 (India)
[FORMAT]:…………………..[ Matroska (MKV)
[GENRE]:……………………[ Comedy | Drama | Romance | Thriller
[NO OF CDs]…………………[ 1
[FILE SIZE]:………………..[ 400MB
[RESOLUTION]:……………….[ 720x304
[LANGUAGE ]:………………..[ Hindi
[SUBTITLES]:………………..[ English | muxed [Not Hardcoded]
[ORIGINAL RUNTIME]:………….[ 01:55:37
[RELEASE RUNTIME]:…………..[ 01:55:37
[SOURCE]:…………………..[ DVDRip
[iMDB RATING]:………………[ 7.9/10


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Asylum Seekers (2009) DVDrip 300mb

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 04:02 PM PST



Movie Info

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132135/

[FORMAT]:…………………..[ Matroska
[GENRE]:……………………[ Comedy | Fantasy
[FILE SIZE]:………………..[ 300 MB
[NO OF CDs]:………………..[ 1
[RESOLUTION]:……………….[ 608x336
[ASPECT RATIO]:……………..[ 16:9
[FRAME RATE]:……………….[ 25.000 fps
[LANGUAGE ]:………………..[ English
[SUBTITLES]:………………..[ none
[ORIGINAL RUNTIME]:………….[ 01:25:00
[RELEASE RUNTIME]:…………..[ 01:22:00
[SOURCE]:…………………..[ 720p-BLURAY
[iMDB RATING]:………………[ 8.1/10


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Legendary Assassin DVDRiP [2008][Mediafire]

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 04:01 PM PST

'Full-Paying Patients' scheme slammed

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:17 AM PST

The government's full-paying patient (FPP) scheme has again come under fire from the Coalition Against Health Service Privatisation, which held simultaneous pickets outside four public hospitals nationwide.


Penang: Has anything changed after two years?

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 05:50 AM PST

The call in 8 March 2008 was for change. The Pakatan Rakyat has ruled Penang since then. Two years later, what has changed? What has the new Penang state government achieved or has it lost its way? Are there obstacles we don't know about? How has the state government responded to calls from civil society, not least the Penang Forum, for changes in the Penang Agenda? Where are we up to and what can we map out for ourselves and for the state government?


The Federal Court has put itself in a spot

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 06:09 AM PST

With its recent unthinkable and unthinking decision, the Federal Court has been rendered powerless to review its decisions hence forth, laments P Ramakrishnan, adding that this development will perpetuate an injustice for all time to come.


“The most corrupt institution in the country”

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 08:00 AM PST

Umno is rotten to the core; it is rotten from its lowest level to the highest, observes Martin Jalleh, echoing the sentiments of many Malaysians.


Najib preaches the Prophet's traits

Posted: 27 Feb 2010 01:12 AM PST

Maybe Najib can be called a shameless strategist, skilled but unrepentantly contemptuous of democracy and the rule of law. How then does this qualify him to preach, asks Rani Rasiah.


These treacherous minded frogs Skinned Alive And Fed To Umno Pythons

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 09:59 AM PST

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READ MOREDemand Frogi Ibrahim Ali E Skinned Alive And Fed To Umno Pythons Khairy Said PAS Still Had The Chance To Work With Umno As Pakatan Was A Political Coalition And Not A Political Party

.Khairy should go to jail for stealing millions (or billions) of ringgit of taxpayer money. UMNO the big school yard bully boy is old and decayed, but its fangs are still sharp. It still has incredible skills in orchestrating the reach of its 'internal security' apparatus, in neutralising or corruptly co-opting its opponents.

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READMOREMalays Are Always Asking For Handout They Are Always Asking Why The Goverment Didn't Help Them. When Are We Going To See Them Standing On Their Own?

by John Lee @Dartmouth College, USA

The more I learn about 1 Malaysia and the Najib Razak administration, the more convinced I am that this is all just another giant farce. I cannot tell where this perception that Najib is more competent or principled than his predecessor is coming from.

1 Malaysia is all propaganda without results, and the actions of our government show it is more concerned with a good show rather than substance. The latest propaganda triumph of the Najib regime is an impressive 4.5 per cent economic growth rate in the last quarter of 2009.

All well and good, but as Najib himself conceded, the growth was driven by unique conditions: the holiday season drove up consumer spending to a degree we cannot expect for the other three quarters of the year, and the government also ramped up its stimulus spending to boost aggregate demand.

This is not a sustainable economic recipe; it is not real, meaningful economic growth.The government has been running deficits like mad for years, artificially boosting demand. Now, that is fine if we are doing it to keep pace with increasing aggregate supply.

Aggregate supply hinges on natural resources, technological innovation, and capital —both capital goods, and the more intangible human capital. And Najibonomics is a complete failure on the supply side, I can tell you right now.

In terms of capital, it is no secret that net investments in Malaysia are dropping off a cliff. Until about halfway through the Abdullah Badawi administration, net investment on an annual basis was hovering somewhere near zero—that is to say, foreign investments coming in roughly equaled Malaysian investments going out.

We want a positive level of savings and investment to boost our capital stock — but in the final years of the Badawi government, and now under Prime Minister Najib, we literally have seen investment drop off a cliff.

To put this in more concrete terms, what this means is that foreigners are refusing to invest in Malaysia, and Malaysians insist on investing their money overseas.

A back of the envelope calculation suggests that last year, Malaysians invested almost as much money in the entire Australian property market alone as foreigners invested in the whole of Malaysia.

Investors, both Malaysian and foreign, have completely lost confidence in our country — nobody wants to put money in Malaysia, and so our savings are flowing out of the country, instead of being invested in local enterprise.

Even if you don't invest directly, you are still probably being screwed. The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF), eschewing the best practices of most other public pension funds around the world, concentrates its investments solely in Malaysia, ensuring our employees' pensions are subject to the risk of putting all their eggs in one single basket. Worse still, the Ministry of Finance manipulates the EPF portfolio at will to artificially prop up our stock market.

In other words, our financial markets are a farce built upon the farce of the EPF. And speaking of economic farces, only about 10 per cent of working age Malaysians, or 1.5 million people, pay taxes. This isn't because of massive tax evasion — it's because only 1 out of every 10 Malaysians even earns enough to qualify for the income tax.

Even if we assume every last one of these Malaysians is a professional, square that with the 500,000 Malaysian professionals overseas. One out of every four Malaysian professionals lives and works abroad — our human capital stock stands at only 75 per cent of its full potential, and it is falling; last year, the emigration rate nearly doubled.

At home, our schools and universities are not training high-value workers, and our economy is distorted by rent-seekers.

When my father began working as an engineer thirty years ago, his salary was in the RM1,000 to RM2,000 range. That is still the case for a young engineer starting today—despite massive inflation and rising costs of living. Things are so bad that most of these young workers — who by right should be skilled professionals, commanding high wages — are not even eligible to pay income tax.

It's no wonder people are losing faith in Malaysia. We have no plan to fix our fundamentals. Our school system discourages innovation in favour of accepting orders from above; our economic system stifles entrepreneurship in favour of corrupt rent-seeking.

Our prosperity is pump-primed by petroleum and forestry — when we run out of these resources, without any human capital or meaningful industrial enterprises, our economy will collapse.

Instead of bravely confronting these realities, Prime Minister Najib is content to proclaim our recovery from the global recession — as if all will be nice and dandy now.

He should be announcing an ambitious policy to reverse our capital outflows, reduce our dependence on natural resources, and improve our human capital.

This is a crisis in the making — with no investment, we cannot build up our industry, and with no human capital, we cannot compete in the knowledge economy; the problem goes beyond a short-term recession.But these things do not concern Najib's regime.

After all, this is a regime of propaganda, not results. The government under Najib now brazenly seizes books it doesn't like from bookstores across the country. It blatantly rewrites history by contradicting Tengku Razaleigh, who helped draw up the original petroleum royalty agreements with the states.

There is no policymaking here—just propaganda.

The Barisan Nasional government is simply a ship of fools, content to lead us to disaster. They have no vision for the country, no idea of the massive challenges we face or any intention to face such challenges to begin with.

All this government does is pat itself on the back for putting on a good show. We deserve a government which lives in reality, not the neverland of 1 Malaysia. Why is this regime of "no action, talk only" supposed to be so much better than the alternatives?

All those turncoats, frogs and trojan horses, are actually playing a waiting game with the ruling UMNOBARU/BN at the expense of PR

The first UMNO frog to hop into PK was to give PKR and Pr a dose of "PICK-ME-UP " and that frog hopped back into UMNOBARU was to lure the first two PKR frogs to jump following his web-steps ! Those two PKR frogs jumped too early as they were paid peanuts , probably due to their missed-steps with the law . They remained independent….
The first DAP frog was very mathematically and rm minded . She knew when to jump and how to extract the most from the Feds. She knew she was the last straw for PR's survival in Perak and the life-line for the Feds to take control at whatever means they could think of to run Perak ! She, too, remained independent . …..

Now , the recent frogs hopping about and hollering , croaking were eye catching especially to the Feds ! The Feds are quite broke and in no position to quote the prices for each of those speciments !

If they are ADUNS hopping out , Penang will still not crumble ! But they are MPs and the numbering equation to two-thirds majority in parliament if inclusive , looks enticing ! Anyway these frogs jump out first to remain independent…….. very, very wise ! Early birds get the worms ?

No……. the Feds are broke. Wait for more toppings in Special draws to be skimmed off into the Feds' coffers but still 'WAIT" !!

If more frogs hop into neutral grounds and the number exceeds the required optimum 2/3s then the Feds can wait for a glut in frog supplies ! Prices will plunge ! Buyers' market situation bad for the glut!

See , these treacherous minded frogs ! But the Feds can wait as frogs are perishables once exposed !

Now THREE can play the same game . PR can also CREATE trojan frogs to induce the glut to worsen,
take the money and vote with the ..XXXX……and UMNOBARU/BN will truly collapse …. like one commodity trading strategy that weent bust in UK. (Was the PM then wearing a mask even in his own home , then ? )
Almost all the state councillors and members of parliament who resigned from PKR had met with the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak or his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor PRIOR to their exit. He said it was also well-known that these renegades had financial problems and were being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Speculation is rife that Prime Minister Najib Razak had given his cousin, Hamdan, a juicy Independent Power Plant contract so that they could finance the defections of at least ten Pakatan Rakyat federal lawmakers into the Umno-BN.

The man behind this 'shopping spree' to buy the opposition Members of Parliament is Hamdan, Najib's cousin, who was given the Kudat IPP as the 'cash cow' to finance the shopping spree. The Kudat IPP comes with a 'commission' of RM50 million. And this RM50 million is to be used to pay off the opposition Members of Parliament as an inducement to cross over.

  1. Tan Tee BengTan (Tee Beng) from Penang was paid only RM2 million (by UMNO/BN) . It is not much but he has gambling debts up to his eyeballs and the loan sharks or along are camped outside his house so he has no choice but to accept this figure.
  2. Salehuddin HashimThere's a misconception that the party received Salehuddin's services for free. He agreed to accept RM9,000 a month remuneration, although earlier he requested for US$3,000 monthly. The sum was not paid by the party but by a supporter," according to Syed Husin Ali.

    Salehudin's anger towards the party leadership climaxed when his "application" to be CEO of Syarikat Perangsang, which carries a monthly emolument of more than RM50,000, was rejected.

    Salehuddin's recent anti-PKR stance could be due to the Selangor government's decision not to appoint him as chief executive of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd. Kumpulan Perangsang, owned by Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd, is one of the biggest state-owned conglomerates with interests in infrastructure, utilities and properties.

    There is peculation that Salehuddin is masterminding an exodus from PKR, fueled further by his claims that at least 10 more are expected to quit soon.

  3. Zahrain HashimLim Guan Eng released details of how his administration over-ruled Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohd Hashim's recommendation for the state-owned Bukit Jambul Country Club's (BJCC) operations contract to be awarded to a RM2 company.The Penang chief minister said the state government decided instead to have an open tender for the contract, which was subsequently awarded to another, more experienced company.

    Zahrain is President of Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club, which is Penang State-owned. When Lim Guan Eng insisted on an open tender for the maintenance job (worth a total of RM3 million per year) and over rode his selection of his friend's RM2 company, Zahrain's fuse blew!

    His first reaction was to demand (together with Balik Pulau MP Yusmaidi Yusuff) that the Chief Minister's post be rotated between DAP and PKRThe PDC board decided to award, via an open tender, the operations contract to a company which Lim said was worth more than RM40 million.The PDC board, rejected Zahrain's recommendation that it should have been awarded to the RM2 company he had recommended.

  4. Fairus KhairuddinFairuz was the great Malay hope in PKR, but he proceeded to embarrass his party and the Pakatan Rakyat coalition that was empowered by the opposition triumph in Penang.

    His inability to be punctual was the most troubling of his several defects. Nobody seemed to know for sure why he was often late. Initially, he was heard to offer the excuse that funerals kept him tied up but when it was suggested to him that a sympathy appearance was sufficient to satisfy bereaved constituents, he ran out of excuses.

    A lack of punctuality, the high turnover rate among aides hired to help him, underperformance at his state executive portfolios, and his maladroit handling of the ensuing discontent over his shoddy performance, all combined to undermine the image of PKR in the state government.

    His PKR colleagues in the state executive council, Malik and Law Choo Kiang, were deeply embarrassed by Fairus' poor performance and were exposed to the resultant, albeit largely unspoken, derision of their DAP colleagues.

  5. Wee Choo Keong (rumored to be leaving Pakatan Rakyat soon)Wee Choo Keong's problem is more complicating. It involves two mistresses and one who has just given birth and Umno has threatened to expose this scandal. He also has this RM35 million legal problem with Ambank and if this can be settled 'out of court' then Wee will certainly become another 'independent' Member of Parliament.
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Lim Guan Eng should go...

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 09:45 AM PST

I used to have some pride when Lim Guan Eng was made Chief Minister of Penang more than a year ago. Someone from Melaka ruling another state! It didnt matter then that he's from DAP. I am also of the opinion that why must the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka were those chosen from Kedah, Perak and other states! Isn't there any qualified candidate from the state itself? Sounds very territorial, uh?

However, its a different scenario. LGE was elected by means of politics while the Federal Government appoints Yang Dipertua Negeri or Governor with the full consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. LGE was the choice of his party that won the general elections, and that makes it very special.

Unfortunately, administering a state government is not as easy as becoming a governor. He's lucky that Penang doesnt have a sultan. Otherwise, he would become another Nizar who was involved in a royal battle with the Istana.

And that is why Ali Rustam heads Melaka, Khalid Ibrahim leads Selangor, Nik Aziz rules Kelantan, Ahmad Said administers Terengganu while Musa Aman takes care of Sabah. Why? They are local boys who are masters of their own territory. What if Ali and Nik Aziz swap places?

This means, every state needs a local leader who knows the characteristic of his own people, their problems, demands, and so on. When Pakatan Rakyat selected LGE, not only the Malay in Penang were discontented but the Chinese and Indians too. How well does LGE know Penang?

An election candidate may hope or change places but to head the state government where he himself is not a Penangite, problems will arise and keep on multiplying. From day 1 he took office, many discomforts befalled him. Even his partners from PKR were puzzled at the way he was managing the state. Not that he's a Chinese or a Malay but Penangites did not welcome him wholeheartedly.

The saga of Kg Buah Pala, the resignation of his deputy, the Malay problems, bickering within Pakatan Rakyat leaders, the withdrawal of three PKR Aduns namely Zahrain, Tee Beng and Fairuz, his decision to make his office an out of bound for all, and the added provision to government's tender forms, are signs indicators that LGE cant lead. He is only (maybe) good as an Opposition representative at either State of National levels.

I am also of the opinion that Pakatan Rakyat had no experience in state administration. Yes, they are good at bashing BN representatives at the Dewan Rakyat (in the sense that they know everything) but when they are given the opportunity, the just simply cant do it. Anwar has a lot of experience, no doubt about it but he alone cant charter it for his friends.

And now that the Penang state government is being hammered from all sides, LGE is choking. He cant take criticism and he wont share it with his friends from the PKR or Pas. To him, Pas is only another liability, just like Zahrain, Tee Beng and Fairuz. Not having Pas in the state administrative will be much better and easier for him and the DAP.

He doesnt know Penang much. Although he is supposed to get sufficient support from his colleagues, the truth is that, they are not very cooperative. They chose not to because they themselves thought that LGE is not a suitable chief minister for the state.

Again, territorial politics do rule, just like what we observe in Kelantan. No matter how much funds are given out by the Federal, most Kelantanese still have a high level of respect for the Tok Guru.

Penang state government is losing its credibility and accountability. With more PR Aduns are expected to resign and withdraw soon, LGE days are numbered. The best thing for him to do now is consider resigning. If the PR state government survives, they will choose a Penangite as a leader, not an outsider.

As for Melaka, I am quite okay with Tun Khalil and former Yang Dipertua Negeri. An ''anak Melaka'' still heads the state.


'Full-Paying Patients' scheme slammed

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 03:17 AM PST

The government's full-paying patient (FPP) scheme has again come under fire from the Coalition Against Health Service Privatisation, which held simultaneous pickets outside four public hospitals nationwide.


The Federal Court has put itself in a spot

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 06:09 AM PST

With its recent unthinkable and unthinking decision, the Federal Court has been rendered powerless to review its decisions hence forth, laments P Ramakrishnan, adding that this development will perpetuate an injustice for all time to come.


“The most corrupt institution in the country”

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 08:00 AM PST

Umno is rotten to the core; it is rotten from its lowest level to the highest, observes Martin Jalleh, echoing the sentiments of many Malaysians.


PKR “OH NOooo….!!Did I say that..??”

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 08:56 AM PST

A political watcher said if BN said 916 was a lie Pakatan would say that the BN legislators were under pressure from all quarters and "DARE NOT CROSS THAT LINE"

916 was one of the "bests propaganda" of the modern political era and it nearly caught BN with its pants down. There was also a familiarisation trip to Taiwan organised by Tiong King Sing (Backbenchers Chairman and his deputy Bung Mokhtar for all BN backbenchers to ensure 916 would not happen. Was it a lie? We are not in a position to call it that but it was a Marvellous Propaganda by all accounts.

This statements which appeared in Malaysiakini has somewhat caught PKR SG and Deputy unaware of what they should not have said.

 PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail on former PKR secretary-general Datuk Salehuddin Hashim,"  "Anyone can claim that 10 or 15 MPs and state assemblymen will leave the party. I do not believe such a thing will occur.

 PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali ," wild accusation and psychological warfare the claim by former PKR secretary-general Datuk Salehuddin Hashim that more than 10 elected representatives would quit the party."

Now they are turning on their former comrades and they have forgotten that Salehuddin Hashim had learnt form the master on the 916 propaganda. He has learnt from the bests and dont tell me now that the SG was not part of the TEAM THAT PROPAGANDARED 916 to derail and destabilise BN.

Now its happening to PKR and both of them have short memories or are they trying to tell the former SG dont use our TACTIC.

If its good enough for Anwar on 916 surely the former SG has every right to use it as he has indeed GRADUATED WITH FLYING COLOURS. Who will buying it then and will the 10 or more materialise…??



eGod Bapak Proton kena fcuked again ...

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 08:30 AM PST

This is not my view, see comments after the article to get a feeling how pissed off are Malaysians with motherfcuking bloodsucking gasak scheme invented by our eGod ('e' stands for 'Evil'?) that not only caused them to love with substandard auto at premium price, it also caused us to lag behind our neighbor in auto manufacturing.

We were the auto Taikoh in the region prior to the Grand Gasak Scheme called Proton was born .. Fcuk, it's already a mouthful even just to write a little intro ... Pookee Proton!

Dr M: Proton needs to go global to achieve economies of scale

GENEVA, March 2 — National carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd needs to intensify its global footing to achieve economies of scale, said its adviser Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Therefore, he said, Proton was continuing to strengthen its export programme by debuting a series of concept cars designed to appeal to the world market.

Dr Mahathir said the concept cars were a departure from Proton's philosophy of making cars for Malaysian consumers first, before thinking of exporting them.

"We used to build cars for Malaysia first, then export them. So we had difficulty in going global. This time, we are designing this car for the world market and can still use it for Malaysia.

"With a small number of less than half a million yearly for the Malaysian passenger car market, we can't achieve economies of scale.

"Therefore, we have to expand a little in order to present a new Proton for the world market," he told Malaysian media at the 80th Geneva International Motorshow today.

Dr Mahathir and Proton executives look at the new Proton Concept Global Car named Emas (four doors) at the Geneva Motorshow. — Bernama pic

Proton group managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said the carmaker needed to make a quick strategic move to avoid missing the opportunity to be a global player.

"Today we are not going to be a local player anymore. We need to work smartly and adapt," he said, adding that it was better to build cars that were marketable in other countries.

Citing the case of Proton Saga, which had to go through 200 changes before it could be exported to the West, Syed Zainal said that should not happen again.

"After a quarter of a decade in the industry, Proton should be able to strengthen its position, among others, via a strong management, and not succumb to the same fate as General Motors," he said.

Proton started with an initial investment of only RM480 million 25 years ago. Since then, it had evolved and given a return of RM4 billion and another RM18 billion of income to the government.

On the hybrid concept cars, Dr Mahathir said they were designed in a way that could also be used with other power trains such as electric-powered and the conventional internal combustion engine, and this would make them more attractive to the Western market.

He said although it would take about three years before a concept car could go into production he has asked for it to be expedited.

"I tell them we must do it quickly because I'm getting old," he said in jest.

The car, designed in collaboration with Italian car interior designer Italdesign Giugiaro could be produced in six variants, but only three would be unveiled at the motor show. — Bernama




eGod Bapak Proton kena fcuked again ...

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 08:37 AM PST

This is not my view, see comments after the article to get a feeling how pissed off are Malaysians with motherfcuking bloodsucking gasak scheme invented by our eGod ('e' stands for 'Evil'?) that not only caused them to live with substandard auto at premium price, it also caused us to lag behind our neighbor in auto manufacturing ... Hell of a big fcuking economic loss.

We were the auto Taikoh in the region prior to the Grand Gasak Scheme called Proton was born .. Fcuk, it's already a mouthful even just to write a little intro ... Pookeemamak Proton!

Dr M: Proton needs to go global to achieve economies of scale

GENEVA, March 2 — National carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd needs to intensify its global footing to achieve economies of scale, said its adviser Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Therefore, he said, Proton was continuing to strengthen its export programme by debuting a series of concept cars designed to appeal to the world market.

Dr Mahathir said the concept cars were a departure from Proton's philosophy of making cars for Malaysian consumers first, before thinking of exporting them.

"We used to build cars for Malaysia first, then export them. So we had difficulty in going global. This time, we are designing this car for the world market and can still use it for Malaysia.

"With a small number of less than half a million yearly for the Malaysian passenger car market, we can't achieve economies of scale.

"Therefore, we have to expand a little in order to present a new Proton for the world market," he told Malaysian media at the 80th Geneva International Motorshow today.

Dr Mahathir and Proton executives look at the new Proton Concept Global Car named Emas (four doors) at the Geneva Motorshow. — Bernama pic

Proton group managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said the carmaker needed to make a quick strategic move to avoid missing the opportunity to be a global player.

"Today we are not going to be a local player anymore. We need to work smartly and adapt," he said, adding that it was better to build cars that were marketable in other countries.

Citing the case of Proton Saga, which had to go through 200 changes before it could be exported to the West, Syed Zainal said that should not happen again.

"After a quarter of a decade in the industry, Proton should be able to strengthen its position, among others, via a strong management, and not succumb to the same fate as General Motors," he said.

Proton started with an initial investment of only RM480 million 25 years ago. Since then, it had evolved and given a return of RM4 billion and another RM18 billion of income to the government.

On the hybrid concept cars, Dr Mahathir said they were designed in a way that could also be used with other power trains such as electric-powered and the conventional internal combustion engine, and this would make them more attractive to the Western market.

He said although it would take about three years before a concept car could go into production he has asked for it to be expedited.

"I tell them we must do it quickly because I'm getting old," he said in jest.

The car, designed in collaboration with Italian car interior designer Italdesign Giugiaro could be produced in six variants, but only three would be unveiled at the motor show. — Bernama




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written by Seer, March 02, 2010
Mahathir the cursed man is behind Proton's woes because of his protectionist policies.

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written by suara, March 02, 2010
Dear Dr.M, please buy over proton and do whatever you like with it. stop wasting d public's money.

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written by balls of steel, March 02, 2010
Thanks for giving us cars made of shiv and milo tins. They cost a bomb too. And thanks for making cars here 400 percent more expensive than what we would actually be paying for. Thanks fella. Thanks for nothing.

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written by Bolehlander, March 02, 2010
Yes go global only to Zimbabwe and Burma!

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written by Just a Man, March 02, 2010
Jangan buat malu dengan kereta tak selamat ni ke luar negara.
Tak cukup dengan 3 star di mana kereta yang bahaya di jalan raya.
Atau 1 star di Australia di mana kereta ni tidak sepatutnya jalan kat jalan raya.

Kerana proton, semua terpaksa beli kereta bahaya dan bermasalah kerana tax2 yang ada kat kereta import. Sini jual 50k tapi luar negara jual 25k....ini ADIL untuk rakyat malaysia kah?

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written by Onan, March 02, 2010
Wah, such a clever man. What happens if you can't sell the cars you make ?! Store them at putrajaya ?

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written by Idealistic, March 02, 2010
Proton has killed so many Malaysians with their unsafe cars, because they are forced to buy nothing but protons for 20 years.

To say that it needed 200 changes before it can be deemed safe to be exported showed that Mahathir thinks Malaysian lives are cheaper than those of the west, money takes precedence. If 200 changes are made, why not adapt to benefit Malaysians as well, instead of sending them to die?

You lived to a ripe old age of 80++ but many die young in their 20s and 30s. The silly kancil too should be blamed as well.

Look at Toyota and now GM. They are held liable and subject to multi million dollars law suits because of their car accidents. Do you allow law suits against the 'deadly' protons?

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written by LT, March 02, 2010
Tak ade fundamental tak jalan jauh lah.....

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written by John, March 02, 2010
we local proton buyers had been squeezed for years to pay the government 18 billion return??????? Tun you had make us suffer at the expense of your cronies...

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written by william tan, March 02, 2010
Sell Proton overseas? Locally also cannot compete with others, even with protectionist policy..... how to expect export? Maybe in wawasan 20200.

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written by gewdgreef, March 02, 2010
Whatever he's smoking, I want some of it too!

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written by M., March 02, 2010
I'd rather buy a Tata Nano! Goes for just USD2.5k (RM9,000) for the same specs as a Kancil. Going global with Proton? They have been trying to do that since the 1980s but there are few foreign takers. in a few months time, no foreign buyer will be available to bail out Proton.

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written by Joker N, March 02, 2010
Ayo proton sell prices at Australia like Proton Perdana at Australia dollars 9000 x 3.5 = RM31500 plus tax maybe another RM31500 total = RM63000 WOW , why proton so sales cheap car for foreign but not 1malaysia citizen lah ? pls ask who to explain after 25 years ?

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written by watchdog, March 02, 2010
Just sell the co or put it to sleep permanently. Stupid ego trip this damn saga

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written by TJ, March 02, 2010
Incredible. This old man is living in La-La Land. After a quarter of a century, Proton can barely exists viably in this country and that old man expects that it can go global just because he says so and just because he wishes so? My gawd, this old man must be insane.

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written by change28, March 02, 2010
Proton was nothing more than a not so subtle method of taxing the ordinary people and moving money into the hands of AP cronies.

The way the report was phrased, one would have thought that Proton was a roaring success. Nothing could be further from the truth!

"Proton started with an initial investment of only RM480 million 25 years ago. Since then, it had evolved and given a return of RM4 billion and another RM18 billion of income to the government."

Proton caused an instant increase in the cost of living for Malaysians by artificially boosting the prices of cars. A whole generation of Malaysians have known nothing other than expensive cars due to Proton.

And yet Proton cannot deliver a car with power windows that worked reliably.

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written by gaze, March 02, 2010
anyone dare to reveal the real stats of number of Gen-2 that caught fire and how many burnt to death in it?

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written by mersingkanan, March 02, 2010
Proton is a national disgrace. For the past 25 years Malaysian has no choice but to drive this junk due to the government stupid corrupted policy. Malaysia was a leading asean countries in car manufacturing. Today it is lacked behind later starters even like China and its car is no longer safe, trendy, and exciting.

The government should just close down Proton for the sake of all, so Malaysian can drive safer, better and stronger cars.

Please stop wasting time with any more of this idea. It is already far too late !

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written by HS, March 02, 2010
Dear Tun Dr. Mahathir:
The Proton Car Project is indeed a failure one. Our car is no way to be marketed overseas if the price and the quality are not competitive enough. A Mercedes of Class 240E is selling at about USD30,000-00 (equivalent to about RM100,000-00) in many countries overseas. In Australia, brand new Toyota Camry is sold at AUD27,000-00 (equivalent to about RM81,000-00). With this amount of money one more and less could get Proton Perdana locally only. If Proton can not go out of country and marketable overseas means it is hopeless for this car project to be existed. The whole nation has to bear and pay so much in order to protect the Proton car to be survived. Is it justified to do so even after almost 30 years of protection ??
The reasons why the Proton has failed could be summarized as follow:
(a) The Proton practices closed type protection without competition right from beginning. The then Administration headed by you has never allowed other car manufacturers to exist to compete. All technical know-how for the car manufacturing is solely relied on the principal partner – Mitshubishi only. After almost 20 years later, you realized that no competition means no progress. You then allowed second national car - Perdua to operate. However, all the initial protection policies are still remain unchanged. With this small competition, the Proton has been trying very hard to compete with and still a long way to go.
(b)The Proton has been protected for too long thus becoming inefficient and uncompetitive. The Proton would be collapsed immediately in the event that the said protection policies were removed.
(c) Do you know a car itself needs more than 10,000 items to be manufactured? Until today, we still cannot produce a basic steel plates for the car bodies locally so how to expect us to produce other more important parts. Proton only relies on the local market of rather very small population like Malaysia, is indeed very difficult to sustain a car industry to survive successfully . Do you know that there will be only 5 to 6 car manufacturers worldwide can be survived and the rest would be gone in the very near future? The car giants like GM, Renault, Opel,...... all are facing big problems. Many people during your tenure as PM (eg. criticised by Prof. Jomo....) advising you to abolish (scrap) this useless Proton Car Project, however, you never have a hear to listen and becoming so ugly states of today situations. Dr. Mahathir, please don't ever advise any thing on CAR because you seemed knowing nothing about this subject!!!


LOGOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS)

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 08:11 AM PST

 
LOGOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS):

1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

2. A will is a dead giveaway.

3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

4. A backward poet writes inverse.

5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.

6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.

10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.

13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.

15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

16. A calendar's days are numbered.

17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.

18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.

19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.

21. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.

22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

23. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.

24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.

26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

27. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.

29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.

30. The roundest knight at king Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

31. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

32. She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.

33. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

34. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

35. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

36. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
37. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

38. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

39. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

40. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, 'You stay here, I'll go on a head.'

41. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

42. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

43. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.'

44. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

45. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

46. Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects.


 


Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim...you can lie most of the time ....but!

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 07:14 AM PST

Suave and articulate Nazri Aziz manage to get the message across to the Americans!

Ernest Bower, CSIS's Senior Adviser and Director South East Asia Program.


It does not matter where you are nowadays, Uruguay, Chile or the USA, news on anything will reach you in such a jiffy that anything happening in this world will and can inform you in relatively real time.

Immediately after a seminar organised by the Center or International and International Studies (CSIS) titled "On Governance & Rule of Law in Malaysia & Malaysian Legislative Initiatives", held in Washington DC, the United States on 24th February, 2010, I received an e-mail summary of the conference and I pretty much understood the ramifications of the respectable CSIS sponsored seminar attended by Malaysian politicians from both the opposition and the ruling parties members of parliament.

The communication I received via e-mail stated that the conference, chaired by a respectable no-nonsense CSIS' Southeast Asian studies director Ernest Bower, was a meeting described as a window of opportunity for at least 50 influential Americans to hear information on Malaysia's legal reform programs, the Rule of Law in Malaysia and on how the Malaysian government is combating corruption and graft, and the method used to counter this scourge.

Unfortunately for me, I noticed a name that leaves a bad taste in my mouth; the name is Malott, John Malott. He was one cantankerous and one of the most un-diplomatic US Ambassador to Malaysia, under the Bill Clinton administration, tha I have ever met. I had the misfortune to attend one of his press conferences at the US Embassy in which he lambasted the Malaysian government under Tun Mahathir without compunction.

He accused the Mahathir administration of trying to victimize former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and also claimed a "Malaysian citizen " sent a bomb threats to the US Embassy, to which I asked: "How did you know that they were Malaysian, sir?" To which he replied: "By his accent." And I said: "You are kidding me right, because anybody can fake an accent!" and to which he relented by saying "I supposed you are right…." Malott was so anti-Malaysia I was wondering why he was even an ambassador to Malaysia with his belligerent stance and all.

On February 24th 2010, in Washington DC this moron was at it again defending a man who was charged with sodomy that has nothing to do with the government. I was told a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz handled the event impressively and did not lose his head with irrelevant questions about the issue of the word "Allah" by Catholics, and comparisons between Anwar Ibrahim and Ang Sang Syu Kyi?? No sir there is no any comparison to be made.

Anwar Ibrahim is being charged with sodomy, a charge brought about by another private citizen and thus the due process of the law has to take over. If it didn't, that would be corrupt. Syu Kyi IS a political prisoner in her own country! Apart from Malott, other hostile questions also came from representatives of Amnesty International, but Nazri took them on with a stride and finesse.

An example of Nazri's responses to hostile questions was when he stated the fact of the matter in Anwar's case was no one from the government was looking forward to it, or desired or needed to prosecute his case was in response to a complaint brought by a victim, thus setting into motion a process that had to be respected.

In answering on the "Allah" issue, Nazri described the background history of the Malays and their relationship with Islam and logically brought the argument forward to the current insistence of the Catholics use of the word Allah in its newsletter, and the reasons for the government's appeal on the usage of the word. I was also told that a Malaysiakini reporter was at the meeting and took photographs and then was told the conference was off the record, but the story came out in another news portal namely Malaysia Today.

The Malaysian Ambassador to the US Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis also took the opportunity to say that the conference was a fantastic opportunity for the American audience to hear Malaysian officials' point of view, for far too long many have heard half truths or lies told about Malaysia. It was also mentioned that the seminar was a testament to the fact of strong bilateral relations between the US and Malaysia, that have been in existence in recent history, and no lies and misinformation can change that fact.

I was informed that there were no rebuttals or criticisms from the presentation made by Nazi, except one participant asked whether the Malaysian government would prosecute UMNO leaders for corruption; however the MACC commissioner furnished the participant with numbers of UMNO related prosecutions in 2009, the enquirer was stumped by the figures.

On the sidelines and prior to the conference, Malott wanted to have the event cancelled arguing the representatives of the government weren't legitimate, but was shot down by CSIS as improper for they concluded that Americans have the right to be exposed to alternative views from Malaysia, and not just from the opposition.

It was widely believed that attempt to cancel the event was the result of a request from the "leader of the opposition", which fears that Washington policy makers should not to be directly exposed to alternative views, or THE real view borne out by those from the Malaysian government officials.

It was also agreed that continuing high-level government officials meetings such as this one must be made more frequent between the two countries in order to reduce unnecessary misunderstanding.



MACC must probe Najib, Rosmah over RM50m defections

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 07:59 AM PST


PKR leaders have called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate red-hot speculation that Prime Minister Najib Razak had given his cousin a juicy Independent Power Plant contract so that they could finance the defections of at least ten Pakatan Rakyat federal lawmakers into the Umno-BN.

"These are very serious allegations involving the very top leadership of the country. Malaysia's reputation has been badly shaken by the Anwar sodomy trial and the Teoh Beng Hock case," PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Akin told Harakahdaily.

"Therefore the MACC must take action not only to redeem itself but to protect what is left of Malaysia's good name. Don't let Najib and Rosmah make a laughing stock of our country once again. Remember what happened to private investigator P Balasubramaniam and the Altantuya murder. The authorities must have the courage to investigate independently and immediately."

RPK spills the beans once again

On Tuesday, a day after Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's PKR party was rocked by a string of defections from recalcitrant leaders, top blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin exposed how it was done.

"When Anwar Ibrahim said that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor are behind the latest wave of crossovers he was actually not wrong," Raja Petra wrote in his posting entitled 'Why two-thirds is crucial'.

"The man behind this 'shopping spree' to buy the opposition Members of Parliament is Hamdan, Najib's cousin, who was given the Kudat IPP as the 'cash cow' to finance the shopping spree

"Of course, the Kudat IPP comes with a 'commission' of RM50 million. And this RM50 million is to be used to pay off the opposition Members of Parliament as an inducement to cross over."

Never-ending tale of corruption


Indeed, Raja Petra's shocking disclosure is but the latest in the never-ending Malaysian tale of corruption and abuse of power. Across the nation, the people have been stunned by the spate of revelations from both sides of the political divide that only underscored how graft and dishonesty have become a way of life to the ruling elite.

Out of disgust and frustration, a prominent Umno veteran leader had even tipped off his opposition counterparts, warning them that he had personally seen former PKR secretary-general Salehuddin Hashim meeting with Najib prior to the defections. Salehuddin is widely regarded as being the ringleader of the defectors.

"It is difficult for me to understand if there are no other circumstances, knowing that the Najib-Rosmah strategy is to try to buy people as much as possible," Anwar had told reporters on Monday.

"This cannot be allowed to go unchecked forever. Malaysians must make a stand and demand immediate change starting with the MACC. They must fulfil their duty of protecting the public and not top Umno leaders," PKR strategic director Tian Chua told Harakahdaily.

All you need is money

So far, two federal lawmakers – Bayan Baru's Zahrain Mohd Hashim and Nibong Tebal's Tan Tee Beng – have succumbed to the lures allegedly thrown out by the first couple. Two other problematic MPs are expected to follow suit – Kulim Bandar Bharu's Zulkifli Noordin and Wangsa Maju's Wee Choo Keong.

"It is actually the taxpayers' money that is financing all these crossovers," Raja Petra said. "Tan (Tee Beng) from Penang was paid only RM2 million. It is not much but he has gambling debts up to his eyeballs and the loan sharks or along are camped outside his house so he has no choice but to accept this figure.

"Wee Choo Keong's problem is more complicating. It involves two mistresses and one who has just given birth and Umno has threatened to expose this scandal. He also has this RM35 million legal problem with Ambank and if this can be settled 'out of court' then Wee will certainly become another 'independent' Member of Parliament."

The BN needs 148 seats for a two-thirds majority. With support of the three independents, it will get there with just another eight defectors. A two-thirds majority is not just a psychological booster, but is also necessary for smooth passage of the next redrawing of electoral constituencies that will begin next year.

"All it takes is money and Barisan Nasional will get back its two-thirds majority in Parliament whereby the next gerrymandering exercise can be launched," Raja Petra warned.

"Then it does not matter whether the opposition will win 60 per cent of the popular votes come the next election. Barisan Nasional will still be in power and with a two-thirds majority on top of that."

news courtesy of HarakahDaily


PKR renegades met Najib, Rosmah before quitting

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 07:50 AM PST


Almost all the state councillors and members of parliament who resigned from PKR had met with the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak or his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor prior to their exit, according to PKR vice- president Datuk Syed Husin Ali.

He said it was also well-known that these renegades had financial problems and were being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"Undeniably, there were also some problems with the state government and party leadership. But almost all of them met Najib or Rosmah before they quit the party," he said.

Syed Husin was refering to a recent spate of resignations by PKR MPs and assemblymen over what most claimed were poor leadership.

The latest to quit the party were from Nibong Tebal parliamentarian Tan Tee Beng and former PKR secretary-general Datuk Salehudin Hashim.

Salehudin told FMT yesterday that he resigned because he was unhappy with the party's management style. He said: "I have been with PKR since the beginning and am among the senior leaders. But they treat me like an ordinary staff."

In regard to this, Syed Husin said: "I do not know and I do not intend to find out what role Salehuddin is playing. He has denied allegations by some that he is behind the actions of parliamentarians who left the party, and I tend to believe him. "

Syed Husin said Salehuddin had served the party well as organising secretary and secretary-general, but his services were not free.

"There's a misconception that the party received Salehuddin's services for free. I wish to put the record straight that he agreed to accept RM9,000 a month remuneration, although earlier he requested for US$3,000 monthly. The sum was not paid by the party but by a supporter," he said.

Syed Husin said Salehudin's anger towards the party leadership climaxed when his "application" to be CEO of Syarikat Perangsang, which carries a monthly emolument of more than RM50,000, was rejected.

"This was before he resigned as secretary-general. Now he is speculating that about 10 more MPs will leave the party. He can speculate all he wants. Only time will tell whether he is right or wrong, " he added.

He believed the information is unfounded and part of a baseless psychological war against the party.

courtesy of FreeMalaysiaToday


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