Thursday, October 7, 2010

DSAI Vs Najib

DSAI Vs Najib


DSAI Vs Najib

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:33 PM PDT

This is from a good buddy of mine. Read and think what you will...
Dear KS,

At this "moment critique" in PKR's political and organizational history, DSAI went to Europe to continue projecting himself as a hero bedevilled by Najib's conspiracy to finish him. On the other hand, Najib is bringing back investments to help elevate our meltdown.DSAI shud think of bringing back investments to Kelantan, Penang, Kedah and Selangor immediately.

It is really good to have the direct election of leaders for PKR without the corrupt Cabang system of other political parties. DSAI and hie close lieutenants do not understand "Command & Control" in higher management. He shud have established early enough a "Tactical HQ" with the following depts under the overall commander:

1. Personnel - to impose discipline and answer all queries and solve problems quickly.

2. Intelligence - to collect, collate, analyse and disseminate timely intelligence to officials on the ground.

3. Operations - To know the voting situation intimately and brief the commander on all voting ops.

4. Comptroller (Finance) - keep a close watch on money dispensed to the officials and to eradicate and or diminish financial bottlenecks.

5. Communications - to ensure instant flow of info up and down and sideways, and to keep info records.

Bro, DSAI is a good gift to UMNO. He is, through lack of leadership, putting blocks on the approach to Putrajaya. PR will never arrive with DSAI as the general-in-command. He is a yaada, yaada specialist. I know who financed him in MU and ABIM. Despite all the money, he got 3rd class hons in Malay Studies. Not very smart!!


Zaid’s manipulation, flip flopping. The art of forgetting

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 12:35 PM PDT


PKR was kept alive all these years because of the memory and idea of an Anwar. The memory of an Anwar that ignited the imagination of many Malaysians. Progressive, modern and pro growth Anwar. The idea of an Anwar who symbolizes the ideals of liberal democracy, the administration of justice, rule of law etc. these two ideas kept the support for Anwar and made PKR.
These ideas attracted many diverse people to PKR according to their levels of understanding. They don't necessarily agree with each other but they have learnt to stay together cemented by the two ideas. The group that will prevail are those who shared these ideals and are willing to subvert personal interests in favor of the ideals.
Somehow Zaid doesn't fit into the scheme of things. Zaid is a highly independent minded individual finding himself in a setting, where he finds he can't have his ways all the time. It takes all kind of people to be in PKR as with other parties. In such a situation, it's the art of living with and making compromises that count more than the weight of personal ideals. Zaid is a man full of personal ideals. He talks and lives them. but the more important question, are these shared by a sufficient mass in PKR than can give him a win.

I am not confident that he has the numbers. We love lovable gadflies and mavericks. These however do not translate into political substance sufficient in turn to give power to Zaid.

Zaid also called on the party to reject hypocrisy particularly in its call to boycott certain media.

The former law minister was recently slammed over his hard-hitting interview with the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia daily.

"My media statements have not been personal attacks on anyone. I merely aired my views about the party and political issues. Yet I am criticised. But when the favoured side uses Berita Harian and New Straits Times, that is not a problem," he said.

Zaid reiterated his refusal to adhere to the boycott policy which he described as being "non-progressive" and "without basis".

"If we don't use the media, then how are we going to communicate to the masses? I agree that Utusan has racist views, but so do other papers. In my view, the Biro Tata Negara (National Civics Bureau) is also racist, so does that mean I cannot talk to anyone from BTN?" he asked.

 

 

Winston Churchill said:
"A lie travels half way around the world before the truth puts on its shoes."
A television broadcast or a newspaper article with misleading or even false facts can be seen by millions long before a statement countering the false allegations can be printed in some remote alternative media. Malaysians must be aware that the country is now in the midst of a political war. Barisan Nasional and its supporters are not fighting according to Queensberry Rules.
Deception, mis- and disinformation and propaganda are not new subjects in politics. As early as the 16th century Machiavelli concluded that there were two means for a nation to gain its objective from an unwilling adversary; force or fraud. Since the application of force entailed expending resources and taking serious risks, Machiavelli strongly recommended that a ruler should "never attempt to win by force what he might otherwise win by fraud".
The Chinese strategist, Sun Tzu wrote in the 4th Century B.C.E. that all warfare is based on deception and devoted an entire chapter on the use of spies. Do you expect Barisan Nasional to ignore Machiavelli and Sun Tzu in their attempt to retain control of their political powers?
Dr. Molly Cheah, Chairman of the Party Election Committee is there to keep their fervour in check. However, if despite the warnings candidates persist with rhetoric that burnt bridges within the party then the members will have to be wary of them. The candidates cannot adopt a slash and burn tactic in an internal party election. Such candidates even if they win will end up with pyrrhic victories. One who is sincere in seeking the job to look after the house cannot in the process of seeking that job burn down the very house one he is aspiring to manage. None of the candidates is Evelyn Salt but some may have been provoked and baited by Evelyn Salt to embark on a misguided scorched earth strategy.
So who is Evelyn Salt? He or she is not acting out of naïve exuberance. He or she is carrying out overt actions for a covert design. The members and public will be able to detect Evelyn Salt as the elections move to the next phase. The running dogs and the sleepers will reveal themselves eventually. He or she is the one who spreads misinformation, disseminates disinformation and instigate agent provocateurs to sow dissent and discord.
Misinformation is incorrect information. One of the most popular forms of misinformation on the internet, especially email is the passing along of urban legends. Urban legends are untrue stories that are passed along by sincere people who believe them and feel the need to inform others. The allegation that the headquarters is involved in irregularities in the party elections is an example of this misinformation. Due to weaknesses in previous administrations, the list of members for each division is incomplete.
The Secretariat instructed each of the divisions to check the accuracy of the members' list for the 2009 annual general meetings in preparation for these 2010 party elections. However, because there were no division elections, there was a lack of interests by both division leaders and the members to confirm the accuracy of the list then. As a consequence those whose names were not in the list of members were not able to vote at the present elections.
Disinformation is the lowest of the low. Never underestimate the evil intentions of some individuals or institutions to say or write whatever suits their particular purpose to the extent of deliberately fabricating false information. Propaganda is generally an appeal to emotion not to intellect. It shares techniques with advertising and public relations. Propaganda seeks to change the way people understand an issue for the purpose of changing their actions and expectations in ways that are desirable to the interest group. Propaganda is part of political warfare. Psychological warfare is one of its weapons.
Propaganda can be classified according to the source and nature of the message. White propaganda generally comes from an openly identified source. Information provided by openly identified BN biased blogs and media is white propaganda. Black propaganda is identified from one source but in fact from another. This is most commonly done to disguise the true origins of the propaganda. Black propaganda and disinformation is fabricated by organizations purporting to convey information in a neutral or impartial manner but is in fact propaganda slanted insidiously towards its own interest group and its personal agenda.
Many associate the special branch as the men in black monitoring opposition party members. It must not be forgotten that the special branch is acknowledged as one of the best agencies in the world. Its ability to infiltrate the Malayan Communist Party ("MCP"), feed false information back to the MCP and to have a special branch agent not only infiltrating the MCP but elected as the second highest ranking official are legends in the world intelligence community. It is the special branch that taught the Americans in the Vietnam War the tactics now known as "Winning the Hearts and Minds of the People".
The infiltrators into KeADILan have taken the playbook from the special branch manual in spreading misinformation, disinformation and black propaganda. Democracy depends on the electorate having adequate and reliable information so that they can make well informed decisions. The crucial key to a successful democracy is not the quantity but the quality of information provided to voters. Little attention has been given to the role of misinformation, disinformation and propaganda in a democracy. There is misinformation, disinformation, propaganda and finally censorship.
The withdrawal of Suara KeADILan's license by the Ministry of Information, the sacking of radio and television broadcasters for airing news unfavorable to Barisan Nasional speaks volumes on the use of these tactics in Malaysia.
An example of the disinformation and black propaganda is the story of the Keadilan leadership being undemocratic and that the headquarters is manipulating the party election by fraudulent means. The Headquarters appointed 120 volunteers to supervise the division elections. The volunteers are from a different state from the divisions holding the elections. They have no interest in the particular division elections and do not even know the members of that division. The allegation of fraud made against these volunteers who man the polling booths from 10.00am to 4.00pm and then count the votes for the 3 senior division posts and 15 committee positions and the same number of positions for the Women and Youth Wings would only be completed by 3.00 am or 4.30 am. This accusation is the unkindest cut of all.
The story of infighting amongst leaders such as Tian Chua with Chua Jui Meng is another piece of disingenuous disinformation. Disinformation can be detected when one compares the story with known and reliable facts. When a story is inconsistent with the known and established facts it must be viewed critically. This story is irreconcilable with established facts. Anwar who was imprisoned for more than six years for an offence that he did not commit, Dr Syed Husin Ali who was incarcerated in solitary confinement for eight years under the ISA, Tian Chua and others who have been detained without trial, can it be conceivable that they would all suddenly changed from waging a struggle for justice and freedom to a struggle for personal power? Chua Jui Meng has not declared any interest in vying for an elected position, so how can there be any disharmony between Chua Jui Meng and Tian Chua?
Malaysians need to be able to discern true information from propaganda, disinformation and deception. This means that one must learn to read, hear or view articles and information from the mainstream media, alternative media and even emails critically. We must analyze the stories with a clear awareness of the point of view they embody, recognizing the attempt to influence our thinking and beliefs.
One must be vigilant that one sided presentations are not the truth. We must seek viewpoints that are dismissed or ignored. One must always ask oneself who is the author of the story, whether the article identifies the source of the information or whether it is from an anonymous source, the purpose for the statements and whether such a story is consistent with the known and trusted information on the person or subject matter of the story. In this information age, it is vital to know how one can be manipulated if one is not sensitive to verifying sources, determining quality, assessing plausibility and apprehending "effects".
The same tactics used by Barisan Nasional against PBS in Sabah are now employed against KeADILan. It had turnover PBS leaders and lured them to cross over with offers of Ministerial positions and the establishment of new political parties. The most effective tactic of overcoming a strong opposition is to use the trusted method of "divide and conquer". The people of Sabah were split when the PBS leaders established new political parties. In the end PBS loss control. It was rendered impotent by defections and establishment of what was deemed as third forces. Sabahans live to regret it to this day.
Those who proposed the formation of a third force on the excuse that KeADILan and Pakatan are weak or ineffective or are purporting to expose its weaknesses to champion the formation of a third force are in fact employing the same tactics used against PBS. These tactics are part of political manipulation. This tactic is commonly referred to as creating a "controlled opposition". This is where the opposition to a party is infiltrated and manipulated until it is taken over and used as a foil to the benefit of the subverting party. It operates either by making a caricature of the opposing party through antics and scandals or by channeling popular opposition to an ultimately futile and demoralizing direction.
The people must remember the saying:
"Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me."
The people must not be fooled again. The people must have faith that the majority of the KeADILan members will have the wisdom and the acumen to choose the right leaders. The people must believe that KeADILan is a rough diamond that will be polished in the crucible of fire by these party elections. It has started its detoxification process. It will overcome its shortcomings and mature into the party needed to lead this nation to a new dawn.
Just like our computers, we must install in our minds anti-virus programmes to filter the information received and block disinformation. It is when the people can detect the lies and deception would the Evelyn Salts and Trojan horses be neutralized and wiped out. The American propaganda failed in Vietnam and those who try the same tricks in Malaysia should fail too. Keep the faith.

 

 



 



Pahang Asing Atau Tidak Hasil Dari Genting Highlands?

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 12:24 PM PDT

Dari artikel terbaru Khalid Samad, saya menaqal:

Sedangkan umum mengetahui bahawa hanya satu negeri sahaja, setakat ini, yang telah secara terancang, mengasingkan pendapatan kerajaan dari jenis perniagaan haram dan pendapatan yang dari jenis yang halal. Ianya kerajaan Kelantan dan akan diikuti insyaAllah, selepas ini oleh kerajaan negeri-negeri PR yang lain. Malahan, mengikut pegawai kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, pendapatan sebanyak 2 Juta dari litar lumba kuda di Pulau Pinang telahpun diasingkan dari wang hasil yang lain untuk bayaran kepada orang bukan Islam semata-mata. Perkara sebegini tidak diamal atau diusahakan oleh kerajaan Pusat BN ataupun mana-mana kerajaan Negeri BN. Termasuklah Negeri Pahang di mana terletaknya Casino yang terbesar di negara kita ini iaitu Genting.


Saya bertanya kepada diri saya, apa yang kerajaan UMNO/BN lakukan dengan hasil Genting Highland selama ini? Kalau kerajaan DAP pun boleh asingkan hasil kerajaan negeri antara yang halal dan haram, mengapa kerajaan UMNO tak boleh melakukan demikian?

Tetapi, apa nak herankan. Perkataan Al Quran tidak disebut pun dalam Perlembagaan UMNO. Bagi UMNO, apa yang ISlam haramkan, tidak semestinya haram bagi UMNO.

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Syed Mokhtar-linked companies Our pot-holed system breeds treadmillionaires

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 07:50 AM PDT

After long and in-depth research, full of arduous travel to tedious destinations such as Singapore, Bali, Los Angeles, New York, London and Berlin — with a difficult weekend side-trip to Helsinki — an all-party parliamentary delegation has come to the incontrovertible conclusion that it only rains in India.

The logic is irrefutable. If rain fell on other cities, their roads would also crumple like Commonwealth Games toilet paper. Since no London becomes a moon track with one rainfall, it obviously never rains in London.

Fie on those who think that only Delhi surrenders to water-riven weather. The 'low way' (it began as a highway) between Mussoorie and Delhi is a very democratic drive. It begins in BJP khand, swerves through BSP queendom and then zigzags into Congress empire. This national artery gets a nervous breakdown in Uttarakhand, then descends into nightmarish trauma in UP. By the time it enters Delhi, it has an incurable split personality. It should be renamed after Freud.

We are a curious nation. For nine months we pray for the monsoon, and the moment our prayers are answered, we have no idea what to do. It is as if the showers came once a century rather than once a year.

You don't need to summon Agatha Christie to solve the plot. Most of our roads are constructed for annual destruction, since there is more money to be made in rebuilding than in building. Governments are not merely hand-in-glove with contractors; they are hand-in-pocket. Shared loot is safe loot.

Contractors are not particularly worried about the law; they have lawyers with Satyam on their tongues. A congenial cynic suggested that it was time Parliament passed legislation decreeing that anyone worth more than Rs 1,000 crore would automatically be given bail. Businessmen make money all over the world. The difference is the distance between profit and avarice. The first has limits; greed has none.

In our country, corruption has become mainstream; honesty is a rivulet, which is why the System has developed such sophisticated expertise at deflecting street anger. The game is played out in full public view, and we do not see hypocrisy trapping us in slow motion.

What does the System do when it does not have an answer? It changes the question.

Witness how the rage against corruption in CWG has been manoeuvred into a debate on whether they can be held successfully. Who was responsible for this delay in the first place? Even this question has been diverted. The Organizing Committee, reorganized with some sticking plaster, is being reinvented from villain to victim of mysterious forces. We do not know if any race in CWG will see a nail-biting finish, but certainly the preparation has acquired a nail-biting dénouement.

Fudge is offered instead of explanation. The previous government, it is declared in stentorian tones, took the decision to hold the Games in Delhi. So? The previous government did not decide to hire treadmills for a few weeks at many times their retail price. Instead of treadmills, we have treadmillionaires.

A committee of 10 wise bureaucrats is appointed as the scourge to destroy evil and shepherd the Games towards a shining heaven. What has the committee been tasked to do? To "solve coordination problems…ensure completion…furnish progress reports…tie up loose ends". In other words, to do within 45 days what should have been done over 45 months.

The simple fact is that they cannot take any decisions because all the decisions have already been taken during The Era of Evil — apart perhaps from a catering contract and sponsorship, the second of which is a revenue decision rather than a spending one. A government committee, incidentally, will provide excellent cover for the return of public sector sponsors.

The critical issue lies elsewhere. Indians are not against the Games; they are against corruption in the Games. Can this committee reverse any of the deals that have been exposed remorselessly by media? Will it return, without payment, the treadmills to those who have become treadmillionaires? Sanctimonious noises about the guilty being punished after the event are meaningless. How? If a contract has been sealed at a particular price by mutual consent, and then executed, how can the contractor be held guilty of malpractice? This is more dust in the eyes of a nation already semi-blind with sleaze.

Suresh Kalmadi was quite right to flash a V-sign after the "accountability" meeting at the Prime Minister's residence on Thursday afternoon. The scapegoats in his committee have paid the necessary price. None of their decisions have been altered, since there were too many others clinging to the food chain. Nothing has changed, apart from the touch of a few cosmetics that barely hide the accumulated debris of deals. Long live the System.
Unless, of course, it rains on the parade in October.

 



bid for the UEM Group and the PLUS highway concessionaire via his flagship MMC Corp has heightened perception that the billionaire tycoon is amassing unusually large stakes in strategic national economic assets.

Syed Mokhtar-linked companies already control the sugar and rice sectors, two ports (Johor Port and Port of Tanjung Pelepas), an airport (Senai Airport), the nation's largest independent power producer (Malakoff Corp) and water treatment plants (Aliran Ihsan Resources).

Observers and critics have pointed out that a PLUS acquisition, which operates the 973km North South Highway from Thailand to Singapore, could further concentrate ownership of critical national infrastructure in the hands of a private businessman.

Another Syed Mokhtar (picture) concern — automotive group DRB Hicom — told reporters last month that it is not actively looking to buy Proton Holdings Berhad but did not discount the possibility of doing so.

This followed speculation that it had been given the nod by the government to acquire the national car maker.

The Malaysian Insider also learnt that Syed Mokhtar had written to the government to buy 1,200 hectares out of the 3,000 hectares of Rubber Research Institute (RRI) land in Sungei Buloh to be developed by the Najib administration under his Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

The Malaysian Insider understands that some minority shareholders and analysts have grumbled about the debt levels of his companies, related party transactions and donations of significant chunks of company profits to social organisations linked to him.

MMC, which is involved in railroad double tracking projects and is said to be a front runner along with its consortium partner Gamuda for the tunnelling portion of the upcoming KL MRT, had a net gearing ratio of 271.7 per cent at the end of June and long term borrowings of about RM16 billion.

As part of the consortium bidding for the KL MRT work, MMC is also expected to raise as much as RM3 billion in bridging loans and RM1.8 billion for a performance bond if it wins the job.

The bid for UEM would also require it to purportedly raise RM16 billion in funds together with its consortium partners, potentially stretching its balance sheet even further.

Another Syed Mokhtar controlled entity, Tradewinds (M) Berhad, had RM2.9 billion in debt at the end of March, of which about half were short term in nature.

A well known philanthropist, Syed Mokhtar has donated substantial sums to charitable causes throughout much of his business career.

However, the issue of corporate donations caused discontent among minority shareholders in June after Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) donated 11.1 per cent of its 2009 net profits, or RM20 million, to the Syed Mokhtar-linked Albukhary University in Kedah.

The Tradewinds group and Tradewinds Plantation Berhad meanwhile donated RM10 million each to the university.

Kedah born Syed Mokhtar, 58, is listed by Forbes magazine as the country's eighth richest man with a net worth of RM5.25 billion (USD1.7 billion).

 

 

When structures collapse or become unusable, there is usually a host of issues involved. Identifying the cause or the person responsible is not that easy.

When buildings and other structures develop cracks and leaks soon after, and sometimes before, they are handed over or fully occupied, hundreds of millions of ringgit are lost.

Such incidents are naturally bound to attract considerable attention. However, when such structures are government-owned and thus, invariably funded by the public, the subject becomes an even greater concern.

One recent instance is the Road Transport Department Head quarters in Sabah. Before that, cracks were also found in the hospital there. On the peninsula, the latest disaster was the collapse of the stadium roof in Terengganu.

Such instances become media events and are accompanied by loud protests and condemnation by officials.

The public will be assured that such occurrences will not be allowed to happen again. Newspapers may add to this feel-good factor with headlines such as "No more shoddy work".

Structures that collapse are not particular to our cou ntry – they happen everywhere.

Right and remedies

Nevertheless, the individual is left wondering. Owners of such structures have advisers and consultants at their disposal, yet why are there such shortcomings when contractual documents provide for plans to be followed, materials to be used and the way in which the work is to be done?

The contracts entered into are not much different from those used in other countries.

The Construction Industry Develop ment Board, the Institute of Architects and the Public Works Department, among others, have their own recommended standard forms. These are based on forms developed over decades to provide a balance between the rights of the owner/employer and the contractor.

Such contracts are accompanied by plans. They provide the specifications in all respects and the materials to be used. There would also be provisions for further detailed drawings and work methods for supervision.

Cracks, cave-ins and leaks in a structure could occur at the early design stage. If this is when it happens, then the contractor is certainly not to blame.

The contractor would likely have constructed the structure according to the plans and specifications. But the structure was not adequately designed to stand the stress and strain that it was going to be eventually exposed to.

In the construction of a road, for example, the correct materials may have been used and all requirements could have been complied with.

However, in drawing up the specifications, the type of traffic and volume may not have been carefully considered.

Here, one cannot blame the contractor who carried out the roadworks.

The blame lies with those who did the overall design and overlooked the aspect of the nature of vehicles that would be using the road including the frequency and load.

Construction phase

The blame may still lie with the contractor, but not directly. There may be a specialist or other nominated sub-contractors involved. They may be under the umbrella of the main contractor or directly employed by the employer, which of course can impact on those who should be responsible.

Then there are consultants. They are not only involved in the preparatory work but also in supervision. One specific person at least will be designated to supervise. He could be the architect, engineer, project manager or someone else. The name does not really matter.

The supervisor's role is to ensure and oversee the work so that it is done in accordance with the contract. He enjoys extensive powers and can give directions on work procedures. He is entitled to check on the work done. If a specific work has been completed but is concealed, he has the right to ask that the place is opened up to check the corrections of the work done.

So when work is approved, although it is not done according to the contract and correct procedures, a problem may potentially arise.

In such situations, not only is the contractor in breach, but there could also be complicity on the part of the consultant. Whether this is the result of incompetence, neglect or wilful collusion is another matter.

Other factors

Whether all those entrusted with the construction are incompetent, negligent or deliberately involved in a wrongdoing, there can be other contributing factors.

A contractor is in the business to make a profit. Therefore, when a contract is priced, it will take into account the costs of material and labour as well as provide a margin of profit.

Yet on occasion, the contractor who actually constructs the structure may not only fail to make a profit but also incur a loss. One may question the wisdom of taking on a loss-making job but in reality it is not as simple as this.

Sometimes a profit may be foreseen when the contract is tendered for and accepted to be performed.

However, material or labour costs, and sometimes both, may escalate. In the end, no profit may be made.

In other cases, a contract is sub-contracted. In the process, the profits are skimmed and the contractor who eventually takes on the job cannot make a profit or may even incur a loss. Why a contractor accepts a job in such a situation is another matter.

The fact remains that the shortcoming of the contractor should not escape the scrutiny of the supervising officer. If he does not do his job, the supervising officer contributes to the problem.

Of course it is possible that problems in connection with a structure are beyond the control of the parties involved.

It has to be said that such problems are not particular to our country – they happen everywhere. But while this is true, it is of little comfort to those who are the victim

 

Is the delisting of UEM Group to coverup a major loss?
Khazanah announced the appointment of Tenaga Nasional Chief Financial Officer, Datuk Mohd Izzaddin Idris as the CEO for infastructure group UEM Groups (UEM) from July 1.
Critics are saying why take the CFO of TNB, a losing concern. A good answer for simple deflection would be that the TNB CEO won the CEO of the year award.
Omar Ong and Ethos Consulting may have design CEO's KPI without Profit and Loss as part of criteria? Heard he is busy working on denying new Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar the Petronas Chairmanship post. Wonder what about his Directorship in Petronas?
My source in TNB claimed Izzaddin is brother-in-law to Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, the CEO of Khazanah and member of the Board of Director of UEM. Izzaddin got married after building a career with Malaysian International Merchant Bank (MIMB), and later free lancing as consultant with Ranhill.
He is the senior to former UEM World CEO and current Maybank CEO, Dato Abdul Wahid Omar. But the school is not MCKK or MC Gay Gay, as the joke these days, the Alma Mater of claimed brother-in-law, Azman.
There is no issue of his claimed family relation. The securities law does not consider brother-in-law as related party. If he is a suitable candidate and the process is transparent, it is quite alright.
Being appointed CEO for UEM Group, it is a step-up for Izzaddin. Why does UEM Group need a former Merchant Banker to be CEO? Why not an Enginner since UEM is involved in many construction job abroad and locally? Why no more Accountant like former MDs, Dato Ahmad Pardas and Wahid Omar?
There is usually only one possible reason and that is UEM is facing a major problem with the Banks. They need a Banker specifically to solve issues with Banks.
For information, UEM had delisted itself sometime fourth quarter last year. UEM Land, which is involved with the Nusajaya/Iskandar project, took over the listing status of UEM World. Also being delisted are UEM Builders and CIMA.
With the delisting, UEM is controlled and answerable solely to Khazanah. UEM is not subjected anymore to the corporate governance rule of Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia to announce every damn thing, except small office renovation, and stationaries and toiletaries purchases.
Is the listing intended as a cover-up? God knows.
But yours truly received a set of legal documents sometime back on April 27th. It is a filing made by the State of Qatar in their courts against UEM for failing to fulfill their part of a contract awarded to them in 2001. It is public document, thus it is not an OSA offense or civil defamation or whatever.
2001 was during the years Tun Dr Mahathir was a relentless salesperson of our nation. Malaysian companies secured much contracts and works from his effort. Now they blundered his efforts.
The filing may have been made a month or two before and for convenience, assumed as end February or early March 2009. The claim on the defendents jointly is for Qatarian Riyal QR 876,318,972 – 06.
To summarise the 13 page contract, the plaintiff which is the State of Qatar, claimed that the defendents Parsons International Ltd, UEM Group Berhad (then) and Qatar Insurance Company failed to fulfill the deliver and meet the specifications in the building of Salwa Road in Doha.
This figure does not include QR400 million expected to be levied on UEM and Group for the cost to complete the road the project. The financial burden on UEM and Group could reach almost QR 1.3 billion. How much would it translate to Ringgit? Could somebody help here.
UEM Land debut on the Bursa Malaysia on November 18th, 2008. By that time, UEM is no more listed. No news is heard of this claim.
According to little bird, UEM and Group have engaged a US-based legal firm with an office in Doha, Pattons Boggs to represent them. It seems UEM have been told of the Qatar Government intention to sue them as far back as March 2008 but they underestimated the Qatari and ignored at their own peril.
As of to-date, according to little bird, UEM account and operation in Qatar is frozen to tune of QR294 million. The breakdown is QR100 million in progress payment, QR87 million in performance bond, QR36 million in retention sum, QR60 million in plants and equipment and QR11 million cash.
In the latest twist of event, the Qatar Government will be issuing a warrant of arrest on Dato Ahmad Pardas, the former UEM Managing Director, Dato Ridza Abdoh, Managing Director of UEM Builders Berhad (then) and few other senior officials directly involved in the project.
UEM Builders shares have been transfered from UEM World to the delisted and Khazanah managed UEM.
Is there any truth to this revelation? Khazanah Public Relation people that used to express willingness to engage bloggers, should answer for this.
Khazanah means "treasure" and we are talking here of a major lost of the national "treasure" or wealth. A proper explanation is due. If true, why is there a coverup from the investing public and taxpayer?
Naturally, the first response is to acknowledge or deny. The rest of the staggering 13-page document could be made available for public scrutiny, so please no cheap denial.
Tell us how are they to resolve all this. Little bird said the UEM people wanted Wisma Putra to slow talk with the visiting Qatar Emir some weeks back. However, they do not have anything tangible to offer should the Emir demand something in return.
Little bird said there is problesm in the Indian contracts too.
For Izzaddin, my oh my, what headache you are in for. Wondering now, if those complainants would like to have his new job?
Malaysians should pity PM Dato Seri Najib for inheriting sleepy former Khazanah Chairman's mess. Yet, Anwar wanted to propose a vote of confidence for sleepy. What an idiot!

Is the delisting of UEM Group to coverup a major loss?

Khazanah announced the appointment of Tenaga Nasional Chief Financial Officer, Datuk Mohd Izzaddin Idris as the CEO for infastructure group UEM Groups (UEM) from July 1.

Critics are saying why take the CFO of TNB, a losing concern. A good answer for simple deflection would be that the TNB CEO won the CEO of the year award.

Omar Ong and Ethos Consulting may have design CEO's KPI without Profit and Loss as part of criteria? Heard he is busy working on denying new Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar the Petronas Chairmanship post. Wonder what about his Directorship in Petronas?

My source in TNB claimed Izzaddin is brother-in-law to Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, the CEO of Khazanah and member of the Board of Director of UEM. Izzaddin got married after building a career with Malaysian International Merchant Bank (MIMB), and later free lancing as consultant with Ranhill.

He is the senior to former UEM World CEO and current Maybank CEO, Dato Abdul Wahid Omar. But the school is not MCKK or MC Gay Gay, as the joke these days, the Alma Mater of claimed brother-in-law, Azman.

There is no issue of his claimed family relation. The securities law does not consider brother-in-law as related party. If he is a suitable candidate and the process is transparent, it is quite alright.

Being appointed CEO for UEM Group, it is a step-up for Izzaddin. Why does UEM Group need a former Merchant Banker to be CEO? Why not an Enginner since UEM is involved in many construction job abroad and locally? Why no more Accountant like former MDs, Dato Ahmad Pardas and Wahid Omar?

There is usually only one possible reason and that is UEM is facing a major problem with the Banks. They need a Banker specifically to solve issues with Banks.

For information, UEM had delisted itself sometime fourth quarter last year. UEM Land, which is involved with the Nusajaya/Iskandar project, took over the listing status of UEM World. Also being delisted are UEM Builders and CIMA.

With the delisting, UEM is controlled and answerable solely to Khazanah. UEM is not subjected anymore to the corporate governance rule of Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia to announce every damn thing, except small office renovation, and stationaries and toiletaries purchases.

Is the listing intended as a cover-up? God knows.

But yours truly received a set of legal documents sometime back on April 27th. It is a filing made by the State of Qatar in their courts against UEM for failing to fulfill their part of a contract awarded to them in 2001. It is public document, thus it is not an OSA offense or civil defamation or whatever.

2001 was during the years Tun Dr Mahathir was a relentless salesperson of our nation. Malaysian companies secured much contracts and works from his effort. Now they blundered his efforts.

The filing may have been made a month or two before and for convenience, assumed as end February or early March 2009. The claim on the defendents jointly is for Qatarian Riyal QR 876,318,972 – 06.

To summarise the 13 page contract, the plaintiff which is the State of Qatar, claimed that the defendents Parsons International Ltd, UEM Group Berhad (then) and Qatar Insurance Company failed to fulfill the deliver and meet the specifications in the building of Salwa Road in Doha.

This figure does not include QR400 million expected to be levied on UEM and Group for the cost to complete the road the project. The financial burden on UEM and Group could reach almost QR 1.3 billion. How much would it translate to Ringgit? Could somebody help here.

UEM Land debut on the Bursa Malaysia on November 18th, 2008. By that time, UEM is no more listed. No news is heard of this claim.

According to little bird, UEM and Group have engaged a US-based legal firm with an office in Doha, Pattons Boggs to represent them. It seems UEM have been told of the Qatar Government intention to sue them as far back as March 2008 but they underestimated the Qatari and ignored at their own peril.

As of to-date, according to little bird, UEM account and operation in Qatar is frozen to tune of QR294 million. The breakdown is QR100 million in progress payment, QR87 million in performance bond, QR36 million in retention sum, QR60 million in plants and equipment and QR11 million cash.

In the latest twist of event, the Qatar Government will be issuing a warrant of arrest on Dato Ahmad Pardas, the former UEM Managing Director, Dato Ridza Abdoh, Managing Director of UEM Builders Berhad (then) and few other senior officials directly involved in the project.

UEM Builders shares have been transfered from UEM World to the delisted and Khazanah managed UEM.

Is there any truth to this revelation? Khazanah Public Relation people that used to express willingness to engage bloggers, should answer for this.

Khazanah means "treasure" and we are talking here of a major lost of the national "treasure" or wealth. A proper explanation is due. If true, why is there a coverup from the investing public and taxpayer?

Naturally, the first response is to acknowledge or deny. The rest of the staggering 13-page document could be made available for public scrutiny, so please no cheap denial.

Tell us how are they to resolve all this. Little bird said the UEM people wanted Wisma Putra to slow talk with the visiting Qatar Emir some weeks back. However, they do not have anything tangible to offer should the Emir demand something in return.

Little bird said there is problesm in the Indian contracts too.

For Izzaddin, my oh my, what headache you are in for. Wondering now, if those complainants would like to have his new job?

Malaysians should pity PM Dato Seri Najib for inheriting sleepy former Khazanah Chairman's mess. Yet, Anwar wanted to propose a vote of confidence for sleepy. What an idiot!

 

 

 



Nurul Izzah Anwar - PKR deputy chief?

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 07:36 AM PDT


I wonder how old she is?

She is certainly sweet looking!

But as PKR's deputy president?

Quite frankly I had thought VP was already too high a position for her. Maybe a central committe member but VP or DP?

But Zaid Ibrahim backs her. We have read that, unlike her father's commitment to Azmin Ali, she has been supportive of Zaid, indicating a split in the family perception of who in the party should go up. So there appears to be some reciprocity and mutual support between them.


United Moron's National Organisation (UMNO)

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 07:39 AM PDT


By Admin

BN/Umno in their desperation to smear and discredit the Pakatan Rakyat Government in Penang by claiming that the RM 100 given to Senior Citizens in the State as 'Haram' (forbidden) have actually opened a Pandorra's Box.

BN/Umno claimed that the fund for the RM 100 contribution came from the Penang Turf Club eventhough this has been denied by the Penang Government. If contributions from so-called 'Haram' fumds cannot be received by Muslims, then most of the taxes collected by the Malaysian Government must be 'Haram' too. The Malaysian Government like any other Government in the world need to collect taxes to run the country. It is interesting to note that a large portion of Malaysia's GDP comes from so-called Haram activities. Here are some examples.

1 Hotels - They serve liquor to their guests, this makes taxes paid by Hotels are
Haram too.

2. Airlines - They serve liquor too. Their taxes are Haram too.

3. Chinese and Indian restaurants / coffee shops serve liquor too apart from selling
non Halal food. Tax collected here also Haram.

4. Cigarette companies pay taxes too. They too are Haram.

5. Banks / Finance companies - Their taxes are Haram too as they charge interest.

6. Supermarkets - Their taxes are Haram too as they also sell liquor and non Halal
food.

7. The non Halal food industry taxes are Haram too.

8. Tax collected from import of non Halal food and liquor is also Haram.

By just looking at the above list, how on earth does one expect the Malaysian Government to function if we are to go by Umno's Moronic logic on all things Haram and Halal. Or should the Government use taxes collected from the above mention Haram taxes for non Muslims only as being suggested by many. This would also mean that the Malays will never get the 30% Bumiputra equity target as this would mean owning something that in not Halal. The Government will not be able to use monetary policy to strengthen the economy as interest is Haram in Islam.


Agenda Awani Talk Show Photos

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 07:22 AM PDT

Just a couple of shots I had taken of us at the Agenda Awani talk show recently.

A first for me at Astro Awani. Thank God it went alright. :)

The producer promised to give me a DVD copy of the program soon so that I may upload it here for you to view.

Thanks to all of you who prayed for me to survive another live broadcast on prime time tv..satellite tv at that!

Alhamdulillah!


Kickdefella “Calon BN N45 Galas..??”

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 06:04 AM PDT

Cindy of audie61 received a call from her former malaysiakini colleague,"Ada dengar tak,Calon BN N45 mungkin blogger. Tahu Siapa..?? Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz " Kickdefella blog" Ada juga nama2 lain yang di sebut. OK .

The name of Kickdefella  is enough to send reverberations up the spine of PAS as lately his posting has been very critical of PAS. He was once a a close associate of Kelantan PAS Deputy Commissioner II Husam Musa – had a much-publicised fallout with PAS last year. There are also other names which have been mentioned.

The lists of potential candidates and names started cropping up when it was reported that MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah who himself was expected to be fielded as the BN candidate, he, as the BN and Umno election director, was believed to be inclined to choose another candidate.

Thus besides Kickdefella the others in the running are Gua Musang Umno secretary Abdul Aziz Yusof Gua Musang Umno Youth vice-chief Zamzani Harun Gua Musang Wanita and Youth wings Wan Hazani Mohd Nor and Bazlan Baharuddin.

It will be interesting to see whether UMNO will choose a Blogger to represent them instead of practising from the traditional and normal political platform. 

WILL THEY JUST DO IT THIS TIME AT N45..???



Musa, Bakri face contempt of court

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 05:23 AM PDT

Ex-IGP Musa Hassan and Bukit Aman's director of CID Bakri Zinin were ordered to be present at the Kuala Lumpur High Court at 8.30am, 28 Oct. Both were accused of contempt following the police's decision to re-arrest two youths whom the High Court here had ordered to be released from detention under the Emergency Ordinance (EO).

Good decision by Justice Mohd Sofian Razak when dismissing the argument of senior federal counsel Najib Zakaria, that nobody is above the law.

R Muniyandi, 26, from Kluang and B Sasinthiran, 28, of Kuala Selangor, were detained under the EO for their alleged involvement in gangsterism and other criminal related activities.

The duo had succeded in obtaining a habeas corpus writ from the High Court here but were re-arrested immediatly after they stepped out from the Simpang Renggam detention centre in Johor.

On Sept 30, both men had succeeded in their application to initiate contempt proceedings against Musa and Bakri for not complying with the court's order to release them.

Musa is currently performing umrah.

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THE KITCHEN THAT FEEDS ALL WHO COME

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 05:12 AM PDT


Thanks to Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) in Jalan Imbi, the homeless, the jobless and the hungry now have a place to go to for a hot meal. Barely a month at its new premises, KSK is already drawing long queues every weekday from 11am to 1pm. The menu changes each day depending on what KSK receives from the sponsors. On the day that I visited, each client received not only a generous portion of steaming hot rice with two vegetable dishes, but also a bag containing a loaf of bread, biscuits, a packet drink, a bottle of mineral water and a fruit.

 Volunteers busy preparing hot meals and food bags.
 Continuous stream of people queuing up for food at the soup kitchen.
  KSK's modest medical consultation cum counselling room.
Here's KSK Project Director Justin Cheah doing the laundry for the homeless. This is truly service beyond self.

On Saturday nights, KSK volunteers go out in teams of 3-5 to pre-designated areas e.g. Chow Kit, Pudu Market, Petaling Street, Brickfields and Bukit Bintang, to distribute meals and food packages. Last Saturday blankets were also among the items distributed to the homeless. That night it was cold and wet after hours of heavy rain. The blankets were heaven-sent to those who received them.

 Many hands make fast work. Volunteers busy preparing the food items for the Saturday night distribution routes.
Almost ready to go. Note the blankets to be given away as well.

For these homeless street people their beds are cardboard pieces, and the clothes on their backs are the only ones they have. None of those that I gave food to asked whether the food was halal, whether the sponsors were Christian, Muslim or Buddhist, or whether the gift packages were bought with money from gambling revenues. These were of little significance to them.

The hungry, poor and homeless don't ask questions. They are grateful for what they receive. Neither do KSK volunteers ask the clients for their personal particulars. They are happy to serve all, regardless of race, creed or religion. (Note: KSK serves only vegetarian meals.)

The story behind Kechara is closely tied to its founder and spiritual guide H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who first visited Malaysia in 1992. Today, 18 years down the road, Kechara continues to grow from strength to strength. It now has 13 departments ranging from publications to lodgings, and has plans to add more over the next few years. KSK's long-term goal is to set up a Nurture Centre where the homeless will be trained and equipped with skills to enable them to find jobs.

Volunteers listen to a briefing before setting off on the night rounds. They are taught how best to approach the homeless, and how to offer assistance if required.

Kechara's website is a veritable treasure-house of everything you may want to know about the organization, and more. Check it out and be amazed at what Kechara has achieved in such a short period of time.

If you would like to help out at the soup kitchen or on the food distribution routes, please contact Justin Cheah at +6012 203 2135 or email him at justin.cheah@kechara.com. Kechara also welcomes sponsorship for its food programme. Click here for Kechara's wish list.


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Zaid wants Rahimi's claims probed

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 04:13 AM PDT

PKR supreme council member Zaid Ibrahim has urged the authorities to investigate the claims that one of Anwar Ibrahim's former aide was coerced into signing two false statutory declarations. "It may be true, it may be false," said Zaid, during a press conference at his home in Petaling Jaya, in reference to the press conference by Rahimi Osman yesterday. Unlike many top PKR leaders, Zaid has chosen not to dispute Rahimi's allegations that he was forced to sign documents implicating Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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It's' not hormonal. Just limp-dick law enforcement.

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:53 AM PDT

Racing hormones

Quite a bunch of us ordinary folks were quite stunned by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozmi Ismail when she announced that Mat Rempits are the results of hormonal activity. Worse, she finished by saying that Rempits were an unstoppable activity and we can only hope that the youngsters will become responsible once they have passed adolescence. That last bit prompted scores of incredulous comments from Malaysians especially parents and ex-victims of Rempit activity. But the best comment came from my friend, Steve which I would like to share with you here......

I'll tell you a true story. I was in Bandung a few years ago and noticed a sizeable motorcycle population. I asked my taxi driver whether they ever had a "Mat Rempit" problem. I had to explain what Mat Rempit was of course. He said "Yes, but its all stopped now". I asked how it was solved, and he said very nonchalantly "Polisi tembak". I kid you not.

And to think they send us their people to work as maids?

Niamah!!!


Mustaffa: The Muhyiddin I knew then and now

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:28 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE -- PKR deputy presidency aspirant Mustaffa Kamil Ayub said his former boss Muhyiddin Yassin is a different man now, compared to the one he knew during the mid-1990s. This could be because the deputy premier is now monitoring the possibility of going for the number one post. In an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini, the PKR vice-president said Muhyiddin was once Anwar's trusted confidante and was among the first to visit the PKR de facto leader after he was sacked from the cabinet in 1998. More in Malaysiakini.com Editing: Indrani Kopal Camera: Mohd Kamal IShak
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Buyers Of Pirated DVDs To Face Music, Once Copyright Act Amended - By Ng Cheng Yee.

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:52 AM PDT

Buyers of pirated DVDs and VCDs will be fined five times the price of the genuine products once the Copyright Act is amended.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry was hoping to table the proposal for first reading in Parliament, in the coming sitting beginning next week.

"Currently, the Act only allows us to take action against pirated DVD sellers but not those who buy these products. We hope that with the amendment to the Act, we will be able to curb the piracy issue in the country," he told reporters after attending the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia Hari Raya open house here Thursday.

On how the ministry would carry the enforcement once the Act was amended and whether house-to-house raids would be conducted, Ismail Sabri said the details were being planned.

He said the ministry would also work with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to stop illegal downloading from the Internet.

"We will work with MCMC to see if we can bar those involved in illegal downloading from accessing the Internet," he said.

Ismail Sabri said another amendment of the Copyright Act would also involve the collection of royalty.

"The Act will be amended to make it compulsory for all companies which collect royalty payments to register with our ministry. There must also be an agreement between these companies and the artistes involved to allow the former to collect the royalty," he said.

He said other intellectual property related laws like the Industrial Design Act, Patent Act and Trademark Act were also scheduled to be tabled for first reading in the coming Parliament sitting.

In April, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had said the amendments would not only tighten the enforcement of intellectual property rights but also protect small and medium enterpreneurs as well as the creative and entertainment industry.


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Birthday bash for Malaysiakini's Chinese Desk

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:37 AM PDT

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Rahimi Othman Kawan Baik Saiful Bukhari

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:44 AM PDT

NOTA EDITOR: Soalan saya pada Rohaimi, bagaimanakah dua orang peguam, Saiful dan Latheefaa, boleh memaksa kamu membuat pengisytiharan bersumpah? Apakah kuasa Saiful dan Latheefa untuk memaksa Rohaimi berbuat demikian?

Sebagai seorang yang telah kandas belajar, sudah tentu beliau sering kesempitan wang.

Kalau YB Kulim, Lim Soo Nee, pun boleh ditawar sehingga RM20 juta, tak mustahil Rohaimi boleh dibeli dengan jumlah yang kurang dari itu.

Pokoknya hanya orang gila sahaja yang percaya Anwar meliwat.


Siapa Rahimi Osman?
Aidila Razak
Okt 7, 10
10:48am
Kongsi 68

PKR, yang mendapat publisiti buruk khususnya pada mesyuarat agung tahunan beberapa cabangnya sejak beberapa minggu kebelakangan ini, sekali mencuri tumpuan dengan pendedahan oleh Rahimi Osman.

Beliau membuat laporan polis semalam dengan mendakwa Ketua Penerangan PKR, Latheefa Koya dan Ketua Pemuda PKR Kedah Saiful Izham Ramli memaksanya membuat dua laporan bersumpah pada tahun 2008.

Dalam laporannya, beliau berkata akuan bersumpah berkenaan dipinda kandungannya untuk memalit dan memfitnah Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak dan isteri Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor dalam konspirasi terhadap Anwar dalam kes liwat tersebut.

Rahimi adalah pembantu Anwar pada tahun 2007 dan 2008 dan dikatakan antara mereka yang paling rapat dengan ketua umum PKR itu semasa pilihan raya umum.

Kandas di UIA


Beliau direkrut pada Mac 2007 bagi mengemas-kini blog Anwar, selepas kandas dalam peperiksaannya di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIA).

Jejaka berusia 25 tahun itu ditempatkan di pejabat PKR di Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya yang juga dianggotai oleh kakitangan lain seperti Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Sim Tze Tzin dan anak perempuan Anwar, Nurul Izzah - semua mereka sekarang ini adalah perwakilan PKR.

Seorang lagi kakitangan adalah Nathaniel Tan yang mengendalikan sebuah lagi pejabat di Phileo Damansara.

"Rahimi menyertai pada mulanya sebagai seorang sukarelawan. Tetapi beliau kemudian menguruskan semua temu-janji Anwar khususnya ketika tempoh pilihan raya kerana semua pembantu lain sibuk dengan kempen masing-masing," kata seorang lagi kakitangan, Farhash Wafa Salvador.

Yang menarik, Rahimi adalah rakan sekolah Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, di SMK Damansara Utama.

Saiful adalah pembantu kepada Anwar yang mendakwa dirinya diliwat tanpa rela oleh ketua pembangkang itu.

Rahimi juga adalah orang yang memperkenalkan Saiful kepada bossnya itu.

Perkara berkenaan didedahkan oleh Saiful semasa perbicaraan kes liwatnya itu.

Malah, nama Rahimi ditimbulkan sebanyak dua kali pada perbicaraan berkenaan.

Saiful juga membuat pengakuan bahawa Rahimi menghubunginya untuk berbual pada satu ketika pada Mac 2008 sebelum pilihan raya umum diadakan.

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Rahimi karut, manipulasi akuan bersumpah
Dzulfikar Mashoor


PETALING JAYA, 7 Okt: Naib Presiden PKR, Sivarasa Rasiah menganggap laporan polis terbaru yang dibuat oleh Rahimi Osman adalah karut bagi memanipulasi akuan bersumpah.

Rahimi, bekas pegawai khas Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim semalam menuduh dua peguam - Latheefa Koya dan Saiful Izham Ramli memaksanya menamakan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor pernah berjumpa Saiful Bukhari Azlan (saksi utama kes liwat) dalam akuan bersumpah (SD) keduanya pada 28 Jun tahun lalu.

Walhal katanya, Rahimi sendiri pada 23 Jun tahun lalu mempertahankan akuan bersumpah itu ketika memberi keterangan kepada polis.

"Ia suatu manipulasi fakta yang tidak benar," katanya pada sidang media di Ibu Pejabat PKR, di sini.

Manakala, Latheefa dan Saiful masing-masing turut menafikan dakwaan Rahimi kononnya memaksa diubah inti akuan bersumpah pertamanya di Quality Hotel sebelum ini.

Rahimi turut mengaku bahawa turut menyaksikan konsultansi Latheefa dan Saiful di Quality Hotel pada 28 Jun lalu memandangkan beliau merupakan kenalan paling akrab kepada Saiful Bukhari Azlan, saksi utama yang mengaku diliwat Anwar.

"Dari pemerhatian saya terhadap Rahimi, kedatangannya adalah untuk memberikan kerjasama kepada pihak kami (peguam).

"Saya boleh sahkan di sini bahawa tidak ada apa-apa paksaan ke atas beliau," tegas Sivarasa.

Disebabkan itu, beliau yang juga Ahli Parlimen Subang tidak menolak kemungkinan bahawa wujudnya satu lagi konspirasi untuk memburuk-burukkan parti serta Anwar, Ketua Umum PKR.

"Kita nampak ada tangan di belakangannya untuk merancangkan episod buruk ini," tegasnya.

Sebelum pada itu, Latheefa memberitahu bahawa Rahimi ketika akuan bersumpah kedua ditulis mengaku bahawa Mumtaz sebenarnya bertanggungjawab membawa Saiful Bukhari berjumpa Najib dan Rosmah.

Saiful Izham pula kemudiannya membangkitkan unsur keraguan yang tidak munasabah di sebalik kenyataan media serta laporan polis yang dibuat Rahimi itu.

"Yang menjadi kehairanan kami, sekiranya beliau ditahan oleh kami secara paksa, mana mungkin beliau bersama-sama dengan parti selepas dari itu untuk membantu kempen-kempen, khususnya di Permatang Pauh," ujar Saiful.

Manakala, peguam N. Surendren yang mewakili Latheefa dan Saiful Izham kemudiannya menuntut supaya Rahimi memohon maaf dalam masa 24 jam serta menarik balik tuduhan berunsur fitnah itu.

Tindakan undang-undang akan dikenakan, termasuk ke atas beberapa media arus perdana sekiranya Rahimi enggan berbuat demikian.


PKR: Ada 'tangan' di belakang Rahimi

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 01:02 AM PDT

Dua peguam yang didakwa memaksa Rahimi Osman membuat dua akuan bersumpah memberi amaran mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap bekas pembantu Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim itu. Peguam N Surendran berkata, kenyataan Rahimi itu jelas pembohongan dan fitnah terhadap dua anak guamnya Latheefa Koya dan Saiful Izham Ramli. "Tanpa ragu, kami rasakan ia merupakah satu fitnah. Kami akan keluarkan surat peguam supaya beliau membuat permohonan maaf terbuka atau menghadapi tindakan undang-undang," kata Surendran. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Zaid will pull out if Nurul goes for No 2

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 01:55 AM PDT

Zaid Ibrahim has offered to withdraw as candidate for the PKR deputy presidency should Nurul Izzah Anwar join the race. "I am made to understand that she wants to run for the deputy presidency. If she is really serious, I am ready to withdraw and help her in this contest. "But if she thinks that she needs me to contest in any other position, I will also go for it," he said, during a press conference at his home in Petaling Jaya today. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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