Monday, October 18, 2010

Pt 1: Abandoned Babies in Malaysia: Dispelling the Myths

Pt 1: Abandoned Babies in Malaysia: Dispelling the Myths


Pt 1: Abandoned Babies in Malaysia: Dispelling the Myths

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 07:37 AM PDT

Abandoned Babies in Malaysia: Dispelling the Myths An exclusive interview with Puan Rashidah Abdullah, Co-Chair of the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM) Reported by Aidila Razak Video by Shufiyan Shukur
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林冠英劝请槟州市议员接受《中国报》的道歉

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 10:11 AM PDT

随着《中国报》在昨晚针对错误报道槟州市议员"召妓门",而在封面刊登道歉启示后,槟州首席部长林冠英今日赞扬该报知错能改,是一份专业与尽责的报纸,并促请屡屡散播谎言的《马来西亚前锋报》向前者多多学习。

他也表示,将劝请槟州市议员接受《中国报》的道歉,不再追究此事。

形容前锋报已"无药可救"

林冠英今日抱病出席国会,带着沙哑声音在国会走廊召开记者会时这么表示。

他形容《马来西亚前锋报》频频散播谎言与攻击民联领袖,是"恶劣违背良知的报纸",不过也承认自己是在"浪费唇舌",因为该报已经是无药可救。

《中国报》是在昨日的早报封面头条,刊登槟岛市议员到新加坡考察掀召妓疑云的报导,导致23名槟岛市议员在昨午举行联合记者会,以联署互当证人的方式,矢口否认他们任何一人曾趁着到新加坡考察之际召妓。

他们限定《中国报》在24小时内,以相同篇幅的版位,刊登撤回报导的声明及公开道歉,否则将起诉该报。

结果《中国报》在昨日的晚报封面中刊登道歉启事,为该报昨日的"召妓门"报道,向23名槟岛市议员道歉,并指该报是在接获有关市议员疑涉及召妓行为的消息后,为了赶截稿时间而未经全面仔细查证下报道此事。


PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT (Part 1)

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 09:38 AM PDT


Given that 9.5% of Malaysians will be above age 60 by 2020, the recent conference "Everyone Can Retire Well" couldn't have been more timely. Organized by the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), the event also included an exhibition and free talks for the public. 
 
A good turnout of participants from the government and corporate sectors, financial institutions, universities, real estate developers and the medical fraternity.
According to conference co-organising chairman and FPAM deputy president, Tan Beng Wah, there is currently no single umbrella body to coordinate the activities of all the different stakeholders in the retirement planning industry. The conference would provide a common platform for them to get together and discuss best policies to be implemented for the benefit of everyone.

A comprehensive list of topics from credit card management to investment in stockbroking. FPAM deserves a round of applause for taking the initiative to educate the public about retirement planning. (Click on image to enlarge.)

The organizers also felt there was an urgent need to raise public awareness of the challenges that lie ahead not just for the country, but for the individual as well. To this end, local and international experts were invited to speak on retirement-related topics covering investment opportunities, health and wellness, pension systems, tax incentives, estate planning, and retirement villages, to name a few.

One of several booths at the exhibition. This one offered free health checks.

The following screen shots are solely for educational purposes.

Medical planning is an integral component of retirement planning. We tend to focus on financial planning, and forget that without good health, retirement can literally be much more than a pain in the neck.
Of what good is knowledge if we don't act upon it? If any of these health issues or medical ailments apply to you, seek expert advice.
The price to pay for ignorance or indifference.
The good doctor's recommendations.
Time for me to make an appointment. What about you?


Siapa PM sebelum Pak Lah?

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 09:53 AM PDT

Semalam TDM berkata yang DS Najib mengahadapi kepayahan kerana mewarisi pentadbiran yang tidak baik dari Perdana Menteri sebelumnya dan yang beliau maksudkan ialah pentadbiran PM yang kelima dahulu.Nama PM itu ialah Abdullah Badawi (Pak Lah).

Dengan kata-kata beliau itu beliau masih lagi tidak melepaskan dendam kesumat beliau kepada Abdullah Badawi. TDM telah sanggup meninggalkan parti untuk memastikan Abdullah tidak mendapatkan mandat yang kuat semasa PRU yang ke12 pada mac 2008 dahulu. Beliau kembali menyertai UMNO setelah Abdullah berhenti dari semua jawatan parti dan kerajaan.

Belum pernah ada seorang pemimpin yang sanggup meninggalkan parti kerana ingin menjatuhkan musuh politik yang beliau sendiri taja semasa beliau (TDM) meletakkan jawatan pada penghujung October 2003.

Tetapi warisan siapa pula yang dipikul oleh Abdullah sehingga Abdullah tidak mampu untuk melakukan penyelesaian terhadap isu rasuah dan sebagainya? Menasabahkah kegiatan rasuah yang berada hingga ketahap merbahaya itu boleh berkembang hanya dalam masa 5 tahun pemerintahan PM kelima itu?

Rasuah yang begitu tidak terkawal tidak mungkin bermula dan merebak ketahap tinggi dizaman Pak Lah sahaja.Tentunyanya telah bermula lama sebelum Pak Lah mengambil alih dari PM sebelumnya.

Oleh kerana Pak Lah diakui sebagai seorang yang lemah, mana mungkin beliau mampu menyelesaikan warisan PM yang sebelumnya itu, kerana semasa beliau mengambil alih pentadbiran negara rasuah sudah berkembang pesat dan Pak Lah tidak tahu cara mana untuk memperbaikki keadaan.

Oleh kerana amalan rasuah sudah menjadi budaya pentadbiran negara, maka dizaman Pak Lah perbuatan itu telah menjadi lebih besar dan Pak Lah seperti juga PM sebelumnya tidak melakukan apa-apa untuk membasmi kegiatan rasuah itu.

Bolehlah kita sama-sama akui yang Pak Lah itu adalah pemimpin yang lemah, tetapi kenapa PM sebelumnya mewariskan terlau banyak masalah untuk beliau selesaikan?

Bak kata perpatah Melayu yang boleh kita kaitkan dengan Pak Lah: 'Bapak burik anaknya rintik', atau pun 'bapak kencing berdiri anak kencing berlari'.

Kalau Najib mewarisi apa yang berlaku dizaman Pak Lah, Pak Lah tentunya mewarisi keadaan yang diwarisi dari PM sebelumnya. Mungkin sudah ramai diantara kita yang telah lupa siapa PM sbelum Pak Lah yang dikatakan lemah ini.Tentunya PM yang sebelum Pak Lah itu adalah seorang Melayu yang mudah lupa.


Siap PM sebelum Pak Lah?

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Semalam TDM berkata yang DS Najib mengahadapi kepayahan kerana mewarisi pentadbiran yang tidak baik dari Perdana Menteri sebelumnya dan yang beliau maksudkan ialah pentadbiran PM yang kelima dahulu.Nama PM itu ialah Abdullah Badawi (Pak Lah).

Dengan kata-kata beliau itu beliau msih lagi tidak melepaskan dendam kesumat beliau kepada Abdullah Badawi. TDM telah sanggup meninggalkan parti untuk memastikan Abdullah tidak mendapatkan mandat yang kuat semasa PRU yang ke12 pada mac 2008 dahulu. Beliau kembali menyertai UMNO setelah Abdullah berhenti dari semua jawatan parti dan kerajaan.

Belum pernah ada seorang pemimpin yang sanggup meninggalkan parti kerana ingin menjatuhkan musuh politik yang beliau sendiri taja semasa beliau (TDM) meletakkan jawatan pada penghujung October 2003.

Tetapi warisan siapa pula yang dipikul oleh Abdullah sehingga Abdullah tidak mampu untuk melakukan penyelesaian terhadap isu rasuah dan sebagainya? Menasabahkah kegiatan rasuah yang berada hingga ketahap merbahaya itu boleh terbentuk dan mereka hanya dalam masa 5 tahun pemerintahan PM kelima itu?

Rasuah yang begitu tidak terkawal tidak mungkin bermula dan meningkat ketahap tinggi dizaman Pak Lah itu tentunyanya telah bermula lama sebelum Pak Lah mengambil alih dari PM sebelumnya.

Oleh kerana Pak Lah diakui sebagai seorang yang lemah, mana mungkin beliau mampu menyelesaikan warisan PM yang sebelumnya itu, kerana semasa beliau mengambil alih pentadbiran negara rasuah sudah berkembang pesat dan Pak Lah tidak mampu untuk memperbaikki keadaan.

Oleh kerana amalan rasuah sudah menjadi budaya pentadbiran negara, maka dizaman Pak Lah perbuatan itu telah menjadi lebih besar dan Pak Lah seperti juga PM sebelumnya tidak melakukan apa-apa untuk membasmi kegiatan rasuah itu.

Bolehlah kita sama-sama akui yang Pak Lah itu adalah pemimpin yang lemah, tetapi kenapa PM sebelumnya mewariskan terlau banyak masalah untuk beliau selesaikan?

Bak kata perpatah Melayu yang boleh kita kaitkan dengan Pak Lah: 'Bapak burik anaknya rintik', atau pun 'bapak kencing berdiri anak kencing berlari'.

Kalau Najib mewarisi apa yang berlaku dizaman Pak Lah, Pak Lah tentunya mewarisi keadaan yang diwarisi dari PM sebelumnya. Mungkin sudah ramai diantara kita yang telah lupa siapa PM sbelum Pak Lah yang dikatakan lemah ini.Tentunya PM yang sebelum Pak Lah itu adalah seorang Melayu yang mudah lupa.


Raja Petra I AM A HIRED HAND FOR MAHATIR you are finished K.J

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 08:09 AM PDT


Salehuddin is masterminding an exodus from PKR, MELAYU MAKAN MALAYU

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  2. There'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,

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We can stop questioning the Bumiputera equity target, as what you asked us to do. But how are we going to ensure that we reach that 30% target unless you can find a way to stop the Malays from selling what the government gives them and then secretly transferring the money overseas to buy property or to save in foreign bank accounts?

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Salehuddin is masterminding an exodus from PKR, MELAYU MAKAN MALAYU

 

  1. NONE
  2. There'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,

RELATED ARTICLE K.J YOU ARE FINISH, Pete, PLAYING TO MAHATHIR TUNE TO SAVE HIS ASSHOLE

 

We can stop questioning the Bumiputera equity target, as what you asked us to do. But how are we going to ensure that we reach that 30% target unless you can find a way to stop the Malays from selling what the government gives them and then secretly transferring the money overseas to buy property or to save in foreign bank accounts?

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Raja Petra spelling it out for the benefit of one KJ is not breaking news but what we all know (all along) the ill effects of the NEP and all latter incarnations.

IMO, it is heartbreaking to note that Raja Petra and the congregation that make up the pressure group/s from way back in 1976 (till present) place NO emphasis on education as a means to uplift and address the plight of the many that really need a leg up – and that to me is the greatest disservice UMNO has done, dumping down on lay Malays with the promise of sweet nothings.

Making available student loan is a noble objective, an initiative that began 1990′s but here again education too has become a conflict point (due to you know who, creating a division that didn't exist previously) when vast numbers of bumi grads can't find gainful employment upon completing school. Scratching the surface, the market place takes no prisoner's and is able to tell apart the difference in standard/ability of a MARA grad (university status) and a TAR College grad – night and day difference, and all this before realising the deficit in most degree holders when their proficiency of English is questionable.

The manner in which education has been politicised has always been my pet peeve. I've often say, let them steal but never forsake the education of the up and coming. And the stark reality, my Malay brethren have never been big about the need to provide or demand the best resource towards improving the prospects of their children as they endure the 'paper chase' – bloody sad state of affairs considering Malay pressure groups have been gathering for the longest BUT no one, not one time has anyone been bold enough to confront UMNO's control over its hold in how the majority of Malay masses acquire their qualification.

I've always lambasted Kadir Jasin, the Rocky Bru's and various Malay blogs( with popular readership) for keeping mum, in relation to the monumental failure of many a local grad. A diploma holder becomes a degree holder overnight by virtue of a change in status ie ITM, Shah Alam being conferred 'uni' status without a care or any meaningful consideration for the elevation. Looks good on 'paper' but proof of the pudding is in its eating, no ?



I take no delight but in this instance Raja Petra too should shoulder some blame. Instead of playing watchdog to question UMNO's hold and mismanagement of the NEP, would it hurt just highlighting the "controlled" environment many a Malay student is being subjected to ? And mind us all, majority of these impressionable mind's DON'T KNOW better and left to elders to help guide them through those critical formative years – a most critical path that is going to determine their standing in society.

Bad enough gainful employment is hard to find or if one is force to find employment in an area where years of schooling goes down the drain as not one bit of knowledge gained in school is applicable (a dear friend of mine holds a degree in chemistry but is today selling insurance !) and all made worst when the student loan still needs to be paid off – sad reality.

* Bottomline, time to vote all them thieves out of government and let us determine our own fate with meaningful participation instead of having threats made or having to hear of words less condescending – MAMPUS UMNO, coalition members, cronies and associates.






Dr M: Najib needs to do more

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 07:52 AM PDT

Najib has a lot more to do, says former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. As Najib inherited a bad government (from Pak Lah), the premier must try his best to win the people (read Bernama).

Hmmm... after two years at the helm, Najib is still struggling to convince the people that his 1Malaysia is the best policy to move forward as it unites every sector of the community to work hand in hand in achieving what Dr M has laid - Vision 2020.

Of Najib is still not doing enough? Maybe Tun M has his own perception on Najib's achievement so far.

"(You) see, sometimes he (Najib) fails, sometimes he succeeds. Sometimes he has good ideas and sometimes his ideas are not so good. That is to be expected," Dr Mahathir said Monday.

However, I believe the rakyat is the best to judge Najib...


Bajet Najib Tidak Sebut Pasal Menurunkan Harga Barang

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 07:52 AM PDT

"HIGH INCOME" MACAMANA KALAU HARGA BARANG MAKIN NAIK??????

Saya mendapat keluhan dan laporan dari ramai orang berkaitan tingginya harga barang di Malaysia sekarang ini. Maka, saya menunggu kalau-kalau ada usaha dari Najib dalam Belanjawan Najib ada atau tidak usaha yang serius di dalam menurunkan harga barang. Tapi, sayang seribu kali sayang, tiada usaha yang jelas dinyatakan dalam Belanjawan Najib bagaimana mahu menurunkan harga barang yang semakin menghimpit rakyat Malaysia. Bayangkan, harga barang tahun ini lebih tinggi dari tahun lepas.

NAmun, Najib cuma mahu mengkayakan kroni dengan mencetak lebih banyak wang supaya kroni2 UMNO dan UMNOPUTRA terus kaya. Rakyat Malaysia pula, semakin terhimpit kerana pencetakan wang yang sebegitu banyak bakal menaikkan lagi harga barang.

Penguasaan wang negara oleh kroni dan UMNOPUTRA menjamin gaji dan pendapatan rakyat Malaysia tidak naik.

Yang naik adalah pendapatan kroni dan UMNOPUTRA.

Saya tidak tahulah. Masalah sosial semakin lama semakin banyak. Ibu bapa terpaksa bekerja berhempas pulas, mengharungi "traffic jam" meninggalkan anak-anak mereka di"tarbiyyah" oleh Television, MTV dan media2 massa.

Pendapatan ibu bapa pula semakin tahun semakin mengecil disebabkan oleh tindakan UMNO yang suka mencetak wang banyak2 untuk mengkayakan kroni.

Sya jamin, sekiranya ibu bapa ada masa yang banyak untuk anak2 mereka, saya jamin masalaah buang anak ini tidak akan wujud.

Salahkan UMNO kerana tindakan mereka mengkayakan kroni menyebabkan massalah2 seperti buang anak.

Wallahualam

Tulang Besi


Anwar blasts Budget 2011
Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:56
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By Rahmah Ghazali


KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today denounced the Najib administration for entrusting a multi-billion project to the untested and controversial 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and for its obsession with grandeur at the expense of the people's interest.

Delivering his speech in the debate on Budget 2011, he said 1MDB was not yet fit to handle such a massive project as the RM26 billion Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD).

Based on information provided by Malaysia Companies Commission, he said, the company had no business address and auditor prior to its appointment by the Prime Minister to handle the KLIFD project.

He noted that the company's chief executive officer reported, just days before the Najib's budget speech, that it had made a RM425 million profit. He said this was questionable.

"I am not jealous about Paris Hilton," Anwar quipped, "but I'd like to say that this involves the people's interest."

The reference to Hilton was a reminder to the Dewan Rakyat that the company was linked to millionaire Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is a close friend of Hilton.

1MDB was once the Terengganu Investment Authority, which Jho helped to establish. However, he claims that he is not involved in 1MDB.

However, there is speculation that he is the point-man for Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor in 1MDB and its Middle-Eastern deals.

"How could the government approve such a project to a company with a shady background? Does the prime minister have any interest in this?" he asked.

Shifting his attention to Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Anwar said the government had betrayed the people's interest by making the company undertake the RM5 billion, 100-storey Wawasan Merdeka when the government-linked company should be concentrating on driving the nation towards high-income status.

He noted that the country already had the Petronas twin towers, which cost RM6 billion, not including RM900 million worth of land.

"The prime minister said many people are proud of the twin towers but the nation lacks a new legacy to reflect this.

"But what does PNB do to help the people, and manage investment portfolia for the interests of bumiputera?" he asked.

He also said Wawasan Merdeka would distract PNB from helping the Small and Medium Industries that "are scattered all over the country".

"Most importantly, who would benefit from this project?"



JMM dakwa Malaysian Insider hina institusi diraja

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 05:10 AM PDT

Sekurang-kurangnya 10 orang daripada pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) berkumpul membantah laporan portal berita The Malaysian Insider yang didakwanya menghina institusi diraja dan menjejaskan hubungan kaum. Sehubungan itu, mereka mendesak pihak berkuasa supaya mengambil tindakan menutup portal berita tersebut. More stories : www.malaysiakini.com malaysiakini.com
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Yes! The PM is not pleased with RY's dealing with bloggers!

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 07:38 AM PDT

Rais Yatim kissing the hand of Dollah!

Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak had a meeting with a group of bloggers today at his residence at Langgak Duta and in his speech to them he expressed disappointment (terkilan) with Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim who had lodged a police report against a blogger.
He added having a dialogue before the fact would have been better. He said he will personally ask Rais to explain what many saw as an unnecessary action taken when other means of finding a solution could have been conducted.
Rais had lodged a police report against well known blogger Datuk Ahirudin Attan aka Rockybru who carried a story in his much read blogsite that is deemed as insulting to Rais.
The prime minister also said consultation with each .other would have been better way and would have saved a lot of anguish and complications.


修直屬成員黨制存疑點 蔡細歷:馬華將討論

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 07:06 AM PDT

(吉隆坡18日訊)馬華總會長拿督斯里蔡細歷醫生說,他對國陣修改直屬成員黨制時,相關背景的成員黨不能參與投票一事,感到疑惑。

他舉例,若有華基團體欲加入國陣,馬華就不能與另12個國陣成員黨,一同參與是否讓華基團體加入的投票會議。

"即使是印裔團體欲加入國陣,印度國大黨同樣無權參與國陣成員黨的投票決策會議。"

蔡細歷今日為沙叻秀新村同心樂齡關懷中心,主持啟用儀式后,受詢及國陣將修改直屬成員黨一事時,如此回應。

他說,為何擁有相關背景的成員黨,不能參與投票?馬華將就此事開會討論。

他認為開放召收直屬黨員,可讓更多人加入,支持國陣。

蔡氏支持首相兼財長拿督斯里納吉,不發花紅給公務員,以免引起不滿。

他說,我國經濟還處于赤字,公務員不該享有花紅,以免加重負擔,反之應協助國家降低赤字。

《中国报》18-10-2010


Kerajaan Akan Bayar Pampasa RM5 bilion Jika TOL Tidak Naik?

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 05:50 AM PDT


UEM dan KWSP yang merupakan agensi kerajaan telah mengumumkan pembelian terhadap PLUS, serentak dengan itu, Najib telah mengumumkan kadar tol tidak akan naik dalam tempoh masa 5 tahun, namum mengapa kerajaan harus membayar pampasan lagi kepada 2 syarikat tersebut?...


UEM dan KWSP: Pampasan RM5 bilion jika tol tidak naik

"Pampasan maksima RM5 bilion" menyusul, sebaik sahaja rakyat diumumkan khabar baik bahawa "kadar tol empat lebuhraya PLUS tidak dinaikkan untuk lima tahun", ketika Perdana Menteri merangkap Menteri Kewangan membentangkan Belanjawan tahun 2011, Jumaat lalu.

Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Donald Lim Siang Chai ketika ditanya selepas pembentangan Belanjawan 2011 oleh Najib Razak, berkata kerajaan tidak perlu membayar pampasan kepada syarikat konsesi, lantaran keputusan untuk tidak menaikkan tol selama lima tahun. Namun demikian, Donald Lim enggan mengulas lanjut berhubung isu ini.

Bagaimanapun, kenyataan ini bertentangan dengan apa yang diumumkan oleh UEM Group (yang dikuasai Khazanah Nasional) dan Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) dalam sidang media pada hari ini. UEM Group dan KWSP mengambil-alih PLUS Expressways Berhad dengan RM 23 bilion pada 15 Oktober.

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Menurut UEM Group dan KWSP, kerajaan telah berhutang dengan syarikat konsesi lebuh raya sejumlah RM2.5 bilion, setakat 30 Jun 2010. Malah, kerajaan dianggarkan perlu membayar pampasan maksima RM5 bilion seandainya tidak menaikkan kadar tol untuk lima tahun, mengikut perjanjian konsesi asal. Dengan kata lain, kerajaan mungkin perlu membayar RM7.5 bilion dalam masa lima tahun yang akan datang.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif UEM Group, Izzaddin Idris (gambar kanan) berkata, UEM Group dan KWSP telah mengambil-kira risiko komersialnya ketika mencadangkan pengambil-alihan dengan nilai RM23 bilion. Jadi, penawaran RM4.60 untuk seunit saham telah mengambil kira faktor "kadar tol tidak dinaikkan untuk lima tahun".

Bagaimanapun, pihak UEM Group dan KWSP bersedia untuk berunding dengan kerajaan dalam isu perjanjian konsesi baru dan pampasan dalam tempoh beberapa bulan yang terdekat.

*Neo Chee Hua ialah Assistant Editor MerdekaReview, edisi bahasa Cina. Disedut, diterjemah dan disunting oleh Lim Hong Siang dari teks asal.

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Posted: 18 Oct 2010 06:21 AM PDT

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Absence of trust

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 04:46 AM PDT

Trust – noun

- Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.

- Confidence in a person on whom or thing on which one relies

- The obligation or responsibility imposed on a person in whom confidence or authority is placed

- Charge, custody, or care: to leave valuables in someone's trust.

- Something committed or entrusted to one's care for use or safekeeping, as an office, duty, or the like; responsibility; charge.


The trust of most Malaysians in public institutions such as the Judiciary and the Malaysian Civil Service including the police and MACC is at an all time low. In fact one could argue that such a trust no longer exists today.

I read in The Malaysian Insider's news article
Five shot-dead by Kuantan police that police shot 5 robbers dead in Kuantan. It states:

Pahang CID chief ACP T Narenasagaran said … […] … based on a tip-off a patrol team intercepted the robbers' car at the Jalan Kuantan By-Pass … the men ignored police's orders asking the driver to stop and that the car accelerated away … after a high-speed chase the car was cornered near the entrance of the EPF builing in Indera Mahkota … the men also ignored orders to surrender and instead came at the policemen with parangs and sickles … Police had no choice but to shoot the men in self-defence.

But I was more attracted to the comments section, not because it makes for illuminating reading, but by the observation that most commentators didn't believe the police had opened fire in self defence, so much so one pro police reader virtually cried out in frustration that the public who condemn the police for the high crime rates would also condemn the police for killing robbers.

I won't bother to debate that killing robbers does not mean the police had been efficient in keeping a lid on crime rates from soaring through the roof or for that matter, will achieve that. The former (killing alleged robbers in scenes such as this as well as suspects in police custody) had happened before but the latter (high crime rates) has been and continues to be a worrying fact.

To compound their suspicions of, and disdain for police, there have also been the troubling allegations that the former IGP had dodgy company.

We may safely conclude that the trust we once had in our mata mata is no longer there. Of course it's not fair to many of the men in blue because the police in this Kuantan case (mentioned above) could have been forced to take the drastic actions in self defence, but at the same time it's also not fair to us, the public, when the police have frequently betrayed our expectations of their non-partisan obligation as neutral guardians of the law.

I don't need to provide examples raging from the sinister deaths in custody to the police shameful partisan conduct in the Perak State Assembly (DUN) imbroglio.

Insofar as relationship between the PDRM and the Malaysian public has fared in the last decade or so, it has been a lamentable lose-lose situation.

The sad absence of trust extends to other public institutions such as the MACC. I won't bother to even explain why the public now believes the MACC to be indeed what Utusan said it is, a Malay an UMNO institute rather than a public one.

But the most wretched of all has been the Judiciary.

This is not say, as in the case of the police or some departments of the Malaysian Civil Service, everyone in the organization/department plays to the political tune. There are/have been very professional civil servants and I'll provide an exceptional example shortly.

But unprofessional civil servants may be likened to a drop of ink in a jar of milk, spoiling the entire content, thus bringing disrepute to the good names of those who have been thoroughly professional and apolitical.

Take for example, the original ruling on the infamous Adorna case. The judicial ruling deserves a place in the Hall of Shame for endorsing duplicitous scams for nine infamous years. Legitimate owners of properties in Malaysia were rendered unprotected and helpless by the unjust nonsense.

I bet Madame Boonsom Boonyanit who unjustly lost her property because of Eusoff Chin'a ruling must have cursed him and the Malaysian courts before she passed away. The poor lady was never ever to know that it took nine long years before a modicum of justice would reassert itself.

And those who had legally endorsed her loss of property through an obvious case of fraud deserved/deserve every curse in her damnation. It just beggars belief that a Malaysian court ruling had not only caused such blatant injustice but perpetuated and abetted the same shameful fraudulent practice.

The injustice of the Adorna case ruling was so flagrant that (now-retired) Justice Gopal Sri Ram, sitting in the Court of Appeals, did what the catchphrase in Star Trek claims (paraphrased): Go where no judge has gone before by boldly ignoring legal precedence.

Though criticised by many, Justice Gopal's amazing defiance of stare decisis (legal precedence) to rule in favour of the Au brothers in 2007 was eventually vindicated when the Federal Court sat early this year to overturn Eusoff Chin's ruling of infamy.

And that's not all with our once hallowed and much respected Judiciary. Today it suffers no shame in saying white one day and then black the next, as shown in several cases involving the sorry saga of the Perak State Assembly, in stark contrast to its (actually correct) ruling in favour of Dr Mahathir as PM for sacking Anwar Ibrahim.

To cap all these, the Chief Secretary proved to be no better in demonstrating the once-apolitical nature of the Malaysian Civil Service and their observance of the Civil Service code of conduct have indeed been mortally wounded since more than a decade ago, when he supported the most biadap Penang State Development Officer who had the unprofessional temerity to launch his politically inclined diatribe at an UMNO forum against a people's representative, the Chief Minister of Penang.

As head of the Malaysian Civil Service, Mohd Sidek should have known better to instead counsel, if not sack, that errant and most unprofessional (so-called) public servant.

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property - Thomas Jefferson


Sabah and Sarawak let down badly

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 12:21 AM PDT

Despite the vast contributions Sabah and Sarawak make to the national economy, the federal government's "petty" allocation of only RM9.55 billion for development projects in the two states is unjustified, opposition parliamentarian Tony Pua says. The two East Malaysian states are the "biggest losers" the 2011 Budget unveiled last week, the DAP's Petaling Jaya Utara MP said. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Rais vs Rocky: Najib terkilan

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 12:46 AM PDT

Now you can read this any way you want but this is what the PM said to a gathering of MyKMU at his house.

I cannot tell you which way the knife had cut him but it was clear that the PM had felt slighted by this development. He said those words without prompting, said it in his address to the crowd.

DS Najib also said he will find a way to resolve it

This is the clearest example of the importance that the PM pays to bloggers, if Rocky is not significant then it would not have mattered what happened to him or what he wrote.

Rais fans may be inclined to say that the PM is slighted by Rocky for quoting Big Dog's posting about Rais and his clan

Rocky fans will no doubt say that it is a clear indication that the PM is unhappy with what Rais is doing.

All I can say is that the PM pays attention to bloggers and their views matter, you can also take that whichever way you want to

And if the PM says he wants to mediate or find a solution to a problem between one of his cabinet minister and a respected blogger, I think that's a tight slap for someone


Pakatan”BN Waking Up From Inside”

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 12:25 AM PDT

It's October 18th 12 noon and the weather outside is scorching hot. Inside its cooling as the airconditioning is blasting at our faces. At 2.30pm the tables were turned and lightning boomed overhead and subsequently it thunderstormed. Sure since 308 Pakatan has managed to captivate the rakyat by sharing their style policies and goverance. It keeps everyone on their toes.

It is not wrong for the BN to wake up from their slumber and to look at the 5 S's which we think should be practise by any State Government and not to be Swallowed up later.

5′S-Sure Safe Seat Siesta Shock.Najib has woken up and its action time. He is rallying his troops and he was quoted, "We have done a lot but we say little about it. They have done little but they brag a lot about it. We've done a mountain high of deeds but often they are not appreciated,"  

If you digests the words which he has quoted and carefully sit down and think it was well meant. Of course one would point to the 50 years of BN rule and try to compare it with 3 years of Pakatan rule in Certain States besides Kelantan who has managed longer.

In the general context Najib is telling the country," YBs and MPs if you are still having a good SIESTA you will be sealing your fate and soon you will be SHIPPED out by the very same people who put you there." 

Pakatan you will know that BN will keep on coming and try to derail your propaganda and likewise you will do the same. The rains stopped but the thunder can still be heard and we are  sharing with you this,"

 How can you see into my eyes
Like open doors?
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb

 



Man U, Liverpool - senasib tapi tak sama

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 11:17 PM PDT

SALAM! Hari ini kita bincang hal ringan sedikit. Kita cerita fasal bola. Bola liga Inggerislah kerana lebih ramai orang Malaysia ysng mengikutinya dari Liga Malaysia. Pada hari Sabtu Man Utd, team yang diminati PM DS Najib Razak, bolos dua gol selepas mendahului 2-0 melawan West Brom! Nak ketawa pun ada! Ramai peminat Man Utd ketawakan Reina, goli Liverpool, yang umum kata selalui melepaskan gol macam penjaga gol pasukan sekolah. Kali ni, goli Man U pulak yang buat silap! Pada hari Ahad, Liverpool dikalahkan musuh ketat dari bandar yang sama - Everton. Kesian peminat Liverpool. Ada yang berkumpul dengan penaja utama team itu - Standard Chartered - untuk menonton. Liverpool ni, pada saya, satu tea yang kuat dan gagah. Cuma pengurus dia yang tak berapa kena. Sebelum Roy Hodgeson (nama macam kowboi), Liverpool diurus oleh Benitez, orang Sepanyol. Dua2 pun sama aje pada saya.

Bagi Malaysia, dengan peruntukan RM20 juta yang diumumkan noleh PM memajukan bolasepak tanahair. Wang sejumlah itu tak besar, tetapi ia satu permulaan. Tak menang takpa, tapi main mesti dengan baik dan penuh semangat. Satu hari nanti, kita boleh belasah Liverpool dan Man U! Tak percaya? hehehe


Rela has no legitimate reason to exist in Malaysia

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 02:24 PM PDT

From Pakac Luteb, via e-mail

The Star reported that people who wish to join Rela can now register online, in only a few minutes.

Wah! Rela so modern one mah! Boleh daftar secara 'online'! Cepat dan mudah! That news is both telling and worrying.

Rela members have 'carte blanche', they can arrest people, carry and use firearms, detain and question people and they don't have any accountability under the law.

It appears the government is trying to rapidly increase the number of Rela members.

The government could use Rela as thugs to harass, arrest, detain, question or kill anyone who the government feels is a political threat.

The government could also use Rela members to commit violence as a pretext to declare an Emergency or as thugs who disrupt polling places during elections.

It appears the government is becoming increasingly desperate and insecure in the face of public revelations about its lies and other misdeeds.

In a civil society, in a democracy, nobody is above the law.

Rela has nno legitimate reason to exist in Malaysia, if Malaysia is a democracy founded on the rule of law and respect of human rights.

No person or organisation - Rela, the Prime Minister, Home Minister, RPK, Anwar Ibrahim, Pakac Luteb, Lim Kit Siang, etc. should ever be above the law in a democracy.

Rela should immediately be disbanded and declared illegal, not expanded as reported in the media.

Rela has no relevance in the Malaysia of today and no relevance in the Malaysia of the future.

Say 'Tak Nak!' to Rela!


Who benefits from the 100-storey mega tower?

Posted: 17 Oct 2010 02:23 PM PDT

From HinTan, via e-mail

Imagine the headlines on Khaleej Times "Basket case country plans tower to rival Burj Dubai".

Malaysia once again becomes the laughing stock of the world.

I guess to understand how the budget projects have been conceived, on how you and in whose interest will they serve, you will need to look into who's behind them. Therein lies your answer.

Forget about pressuring to stop the project. This never works in Malaysia. When a project is announced, it is already sewn up.

Good luck Malaysssiiiiaya.

Read:

'100-floors of wasted money'


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