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24 October 2009

Budget 2010 as announced by the PM

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister today tabled the 2010 Budget which totaled some RM191.5billion. The Budget came with the theme “1 Malaysia Together We Prosper” would be the foundation for a new economic model as well as functioning as the precursor for the upcoming 10 Malaysian Plan (10MP). Among those included in the Budget are:

- GDP to be revised to -3% instead of -4% to -5% as projected previously
- Easier for overseas skilled/qualified people to get PR status and Visas will be granted to family members within 14 days.
- RM100millin allocated in the CSR fund for social programmes
- Tax relief for patent and copyright registration
- Tax relief for individuals with broadband internet subscription of up to RM500 from 2010 to 2012.
- RM6billion allocated for the agriculture sector in irrigation of paddy fields, fish production, fruit farming, livestock farming infrastructure and training
- RM2 billion to subsidize farmers and fishermen
- RM9 billion for finance of infrastructure of projects involving road, projects and transport facilities
- Allocation of RM1.5billion to promote green technology in the form of soft loans to business which uses and supply green technology
- A RM200million Creative Industry Fund channeled through Bank Simpanan Nasional to finance advertisements involving film, drama, music and animation
- RM30 billion to enhance primary and secondary schools throughout the country
- 30 National scholarships based strictly on merit for the crème de la crème of students
- Starting 2010, PTPTN loans to be converted to scholarships for students who graduate with 1st class honours in their degree
- University students to be offered a netbook package which includes free broadband services at RM50 monthly for 2 years
- RM100million for the Permata programme which involves early childcare and education including gifted child programme
- Reviewing of Moneylenders Act 1951 and enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti Terrorism Financing Act 2001 to curb abuses by loan sharks
- 100% foreign ownership in corporate finance and financial planning companies
- Setting up of 14 Special Corruption Sessions Courts and 4 Special Corruption Appeal High Courts to curb corruption
- A service charge of RM50 per year for principal and RM25 for supplementary card starting 2010 to promote prudent spending
- Fuel subsidies to be implemented using MyKad
- Day care and education centres to be provided for children of civil servants by all government departments and ministries
- Individual tax rates to be reduced to 26% for 2010 and personal relief increased to RM9,000
- RM1 billion to be allocated for the police force to enhance its services which includes more mobile police stations in 50 hotspots of crime
- EPF contributors allowed to utilized current and future savings in Account 2 for house ownership
- EPF contribution to be increased to 11% based on voluntary basis
- EPF and Life insurance scheme used for personal relief to be increased to RM7,000


This budget is nothing to shout about as it is not professionally researched, to addressed the lower income sectors hardship. One of the excellent example is more allocation to be spend on mobile police beat. Hello minister incharge, asked musang why all the many police beat already built but unused, abondon, stored at some police stores. Not surprised future audit revealed the cost of a basic pondok polis is rm250k

I feel for medium level, we dont benefit anything from NAJIS budget. Such as reduce personal income tax 1%, is only for those annual income RM100,000 above...only people like NAJIS will benefit...why RICH people paying less tax, and POOR people paying MORE tax???

what kind of sutpid budget is this NAJIS?

Infighting adds to Pakatan’s woes

Fresh trouble brewing for Pakatan Rakyat.

The troubles in PAS have added to woes faced by the three-party opposition alliance which harbours hopes of ruling Malaysia after the next general election.

PAS is part of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance that includes Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR and DAP.

PKR has been rocked by several issues, the latest being a tussle revolving around its new star recruit Zaid Ibrahim, a former Cabinet minister, with Anwar loyalist and PKR vice-president Azmin Ali.

Datuk Zaid has been working on a framework to gel PR together, but has been tripped up by his move to get close to PKR’s Sabah supporters despite being told to stay away for now.

Azmin has been an unpopular choice to lead Sabah PKR and there was unhappiness that Zaid chose to stand with his detractors.

There have also been several issues of alleged corruption and abuse of power involving PKR’s state leaders in recent months.

And one of PKR’s more prominent MPs, lawyer Zulkifli Noordin, has caused much unhappiness in the opposition camp by pushing forward his hard-line Islamic values.

“While Zaid busies himself trying to put in place a common policy framework for the three Pakatan Rakyat parties to forge a viable, long-term working relationship with a view to finally registering a coalition, Zul (Zulkifli) seems equally busy doing everything he can to throw a spanner in Zaid’s efforts,” rights lawyer Haris Ibrahim wrote in his blog on Thursday.

PAS, too, has been wracked by infighting over how far it wants to push its Islamic agenda without alienating its non-Muslim voter base.

And the DAP has been kept busy defending the alliance against the Islamic leanings of its partners.

These issues are worrying for the opposition because its leaders are working to turn the PR alliance into a formal coalition, with a view to taking over the country after the 2013 general election.

The opposition’s hopes were raised after it won an unprecedented five of Malaysia’s 13 states in the March 2008 general election, and 82 of the 222 Parliament seats.

But these days, a dark cloud hangs over the opposition.

PR has lost one of the five states, Perak, to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN). And the states under PR control — Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan — are struggling to push for economic growth as federal funds for development must still come from the BN central government.

These days, even opposition supporters themselves are asking: If the PR parties cannot get their act together now, how can they run the country?

And all these are happening just when Umno appears to be on the mend after winning convincingly in a by-election in Negri Sembilan three weeks ago.

Ahmad Lutfi Othman, the editor of PAS newspaper Harakah, wrote on Thursday that he was worried that the “pendulum factor” may be at work again.

He was referring to the Malaysian voters’ record of solidly backing BN in one general election, only to reverse direction at the very next. And then repeating the pattern five years later.

Lutfi said he was “ready to be scolded if I have to express my worries that the next round (the 2013 general election) will likely be in favour of BN”, unless the opposition leaders buck up.


It is good for PAS to conduct a EGM to either removal of those pro-UMNO culprits or worst Tok Guru Nik Aziz has to give way to these culprits , if these culprits won after the EGM, that will show a better picture and scenario to the voters that have to think twice before vote for PAS in future, because they may cross over to BN if the PR won in the GE13 or is a pre planned between these PAS culprits and UMNO. This is a back up ticket for UMNO/BN in case they lost in GE13. Same thing apply to PKR and DAP, think twice before join coalition with this culprit leaders of PAS, both PR a and voters would be very disappointed if these culprits check mated everybody after GE13.

23 October 2009

Shafie Apdal’s ministry denies abuse of authority

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry today dismissed a claim of abuse of authority, involving Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Shafie Apdal, in the offering of rural electrification projects in Sabah and Sarawak.

The ministry also denied that Shafie was involved in the negotiation process and setting of costs for the projects.

It said in a statement that for rural electrification projects in the two states, the meeting on price negotiation was attended by representatives of the relevant departments while all price negotiation outcomes would have to be approved by the ministry officers before they were submitted to the Finance Ministry for final approval.

The statement was issued to dismiss a claim by Batu Member of Parliament Tian Chua at the Parliament lobby on Monday that cronies influenced the decisions pertaining to project negotiations.

The ministry said that to expedite implementation of the rural electrification projects in the two states, it had offered contracts to nine companies in Sabah compared to only four having been given the letter of intent earlier on.

“This clearly shows that the ministry gives opportunities to more contractors to participate in the implementation of the projects.

“The question of whether the appointed companies failed to fulfil the conditions does not arise because all the companies had obtained the approval from the Finance Ministry,” it said.

The ministry said it had adhered to all the procedures set for implementation of the procurement process through direct negotiation for the rural electrification projects.

“As such, allegations that the projects had been implemented without transparency are unfounded and are totally dismissed,” it said.


transparency..? Yes award the project through direct negotiation no open tender right? N the main contractors sub-contract the projects to establish/qualified electrical companies at huge profits. N yes again this is transparent for everyone to see. This is what we call transparency in Malaysia. What a joke!!!

Government admits spending to boost Najib administration

Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon (picture) confirmed in Parliament today that the government had engaged Apco Worldwide, an international public affairs and media relations company, to boost its image overseas.

The Malaysian Insider understands that the contract is worth some RM20 million but Koh, in a written reply to a question from DAP’s Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching, did not divulge the exact amount.

“Apco Worldwide was tasked with promoting and improving Malaysia's image overseas,” said Koh, who is Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

He justified the appointment by asserting that a foreign firm would ensure that the country's communication practice was in line with international standards.

To justify the hefty fees it is charging, The Malaysian Insider understands that Apco Worldwide staff are now generating press releases and conducting media training for the government.

Because of the value of the contract, Apco Worldwide has set up an office for the first time in Malaysia. Its personnel are mainly from the United States, and the main focus of their job remains to improve Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s image.

It is also understood that the government has hired a separate firm in the United States to act as its lobbyist with the Obama administration.

“Appointing an international communication firm is a common practice by governments of other countries,” Koh said in his written reply to Parliament today.

He also said that inaccurate reports in foreign media had affected the international community's confidence in the country as a stable investment, trade and tourist destination, resulting in the need to appoint Apco.

“Apart from Apco, the ministry and government agencies also appoint other local and international firms, for short and long term to provide communication services,” he said.

“Because the expenses for this service depend on the implementation of the programmes and communication projects planned from time to time according to needs, the total cost cannot be determined for the time being.”

The Malaysian Insider had reported in July that Apco was also tasked with promoting Najib's image for his first 100 days in office and later to boost the administration's standing worldwide.

Najib is not the first prime minister, however, to use expensive foreign help to boost his image and that of his administration.

Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also used a foreign-based public relations firm to help project a positive image of himself as a progressive Muslim leader, and Malaysia as a modern Muslim nation.

The Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad administration had used disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.


what the hell is Malaysia, a brand? are we all suddenly experimental fodder for our government's whimsical public relations agenda? paying RM20 million to boost one's image is something Hollywood is more known for, not an entire country.
besides, the world has the internet if they want to find out about Malaysia and her 'strengths'. what good is a million-ringgit P.R. image when our prime minister cant even stop the scandalous allegations against him and his good government?
if one wasnt so corrupt with so much to hide, there would be no need to spend millions just to portray the right image to the international arena. public relations is bullshit, just shows that Najib has so much extra baggage and dirty linen that he cant present himself in public as a trustworthy leader anymore

Why dirty it in the first place? Now public funds are being spent to clean up his image! This amount could have been used to help a lot of people in need. Is this what we call 'people first' or rather it should be 'self first?' If all leaders who are really sincere in leading a country, one should know how to behave to avoid any scandals.

One can only deduce that the amount used for lobbying was pretty significant. What a waste of taxpayer's money. Whereas lobbying in the states came from private or corporate funding, Msian gomen has no shame and used taxpayers money instead.
Ironically, all that lobbying ha snot exactly brought international investors to Malaysia has it.

What's worse is that Malaysia gets into the papers for all the wrong reasons - tabloid news such as caning a woman, giving free trips to couples.. etc.

So they agreed that Najib's image is so bad, already tarnished as good as hell that they need to now spend millions (must be hell of a hard job) to salvage it? With all the bad publisity locally and internationally, from the bloody keris, submarine and altantuya issues etc. How successful will this campaign be? How are they gonna rate or justify it, based on what?

A true leader is one who is honest, accountable, service above self, acts justly and fairly to his subjects irrespective or race, color or religion etc. He do not need any PR consultant trying to boost, to paint or to give a false image/impression of himself. The rakyat and people of the world are not so blind or so stupid to follow blindly.

22 October 2009

Tian Chua sentenced to 6 mths jail and RM3k fine, will lose MP post if sentence upheld

Chua Tian Chang, or Tian Chua as he is more popularly known, the MP of Batu has been found guilty for biting a police personnel and stopping him from discharging his duties in an incident 2 years ago. For this, the Magistrate Court sentenced him to 6 months jail and a fine of RM3,000. According to Magistrate Faizi Che Abu, Tian is granted a stay of execution for him to file his appeal which according to his lawyers would be done as soon as possible.

He was charged under the Section 332 of the Penal Code for the incident where he bit Rosyaidi Anuar at the front entrance of the Parliament building on 11 December 2007 at 10.45am. The offence carries a maximum of 3 years jail or RM2,000 or both. If he is jailed for more than 1 year or inflicted with a fine of more than RM2,000, then he will be disqualified from his parliamentary seat. Hence, the appeal will play an important role in shaping his political career.


Never mind Tian Chua,

Their actions will only anger the rakyat more and more support will be to the PR. Another own goal to BN.

Too many evil things had happened, are happening and will happen if this country continues to be ruled by BN.

1) What sort of Justice is this? I'm not a lawyer. The police is at fault for punching Tian Chua first. But the police escaped, not called to court or punished. I think the police is paid for instigating Tian Chua. This showed our COURT are filled with dishonest lawyers and judges!! This is so clear and evident.

2)It is so clear that the opposition party want to get rid of Tian Chua, and if possible to kill him like Teo Beng Hock, and declare that he committed suicide also.

Believe me guys...this absurd decision by the magistrate will vent the rakyat's fury!

No criminal offence involved, so case is now closed – Nazri on Lingam’s case

Datuk Seir Nazri Abd Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said that the case involving Datuk V K Lingam for the offence of allegedly brokering of judges is now closed and no further action will be taken. In his written reply to Lim Guan Eng, the DAP MP of Bagan, he said that the offence which was recorded on a video clip showed that there was no criminal offence involved in the judges’ appointment. Nazri said “After ACA officers investigated those involved in the video clip, it was concluded that there is no abuse of power. The Attorney-General (A-G) has decided that no further action is needed. The remaining paper was later classified by the A-G as “no further action” as there were no suspects who could confirm the handling of documents in the appointment of High Court judges.”


I think that Moron from Padang rengas needs to go for a law refresher course at either Lincoln's Inn or at Yale's Faculty of Law! P..fucking u...bastard ..bloodyhell.... menteri tak da otak.

Ong vs Chua war over – Ong not resigning and will stay on

The crisis between Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, the president and his former deputy Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is as good as over after both of them announced that they will work together for the sake of unity in the party. Ong said that it is a ‘greater unity plan’ where Chua will work together with him without any pre-conditions and this has been conveyed to the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who endorsed the move. In the press statement, Ong said “In the light of the present scenario, I will talk to the secretary-general about reviewing the call for an extraordinary general meeting,” he said, adding that it was time to “forgive and forget” and look at the bigger picture of what was good for the party. I will reach out to all leaders and strive to form an all inclusive MCA that will include all factions and personalities who can contribute as a team. With a unified MCA, the leaders can now refocus their attention on strengthening the party to regain the confidence and trust of the Chinese community and Malaysians in general,”

He also announced that he will not be resigning despite receiving the no-confidence vote in the EGM last week where he said “It is time to weigh between public trust and the personal pledge that I made earlier. I think, in the name of public trust, it is only fair if I, in my capacity as MCA president, endeavour to live up to the expectations of the people. We have an unfinished job. This is just the beginning. We need to put in our full commitment to make it work. (The interaction) is not affected or stopped. Maybe only without the knowledge of the media,”


" There is no choice! " , said Chua S L, " We have to hold hands! "

Well! They have to cooperate in order to continue their political careers at their respective height in Malaysian politics.

High positions and fat income will be ensured by BN government though hearts are not held like their hands.

One thing for sure, they have to shake hands, for fear they might lose everything if another party election is to be carried out.

Politicians in this bolehland have to be thick-skinned!

20 October 2009

The pros and cons of taking in Ibrahim Ali

Tan Seri Muhyiddin Yassin said that Umno is open to have Datuk Ibrahim Ali back in the party but stressed that the supreme council will have the final say on his application.

The Umno deputy president added that everybody was now interested to join the party, including those who had left to join Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties.

“We are willing to accept them If they have the desire to join but it depends on the Supreme Council to decide whether it is proper or not to accept them. It depends on their record, background, sincerity and ways, we will evaluate them,” he told reporters during a press conference in Parliament.

Muhyiddin acknowledged Ibrahim's popularity but stressed that the party would not be rushed into making a decision.

“Everybody also knows him. He has his own special and unique political skills (that will add to his advantage) but we will not make any rash decision. If he really does want to join then he would have applied and until now we have yet to receive any application,” he said.

Muhyiddin refused to answer when asked if Ibrahim would help BN’s chances in capturing power in Kelantan but instead commented that the Pasir Mas MP has his “pros and cons.”

“We will research. I think we must be open in this matter because maybe he has repented and realised that Umno is the only party that fights for race, religion and country,” he said.

Ibrahim earlier said that he may consider joining Umno following the leadership change in the party but Kelantan Umno Youth warned against accepting the former Pasir Mas Umno division leader due to his past record.

Ibrahim contested against BN in a by-election in 2005 and contested as an independent in the last general election on a PAS ticket.


Rid the pest with the most potent pesticide available, before it does any more harm to the rakyat's well-being and future.

Malaysia can very well do without a scum and an idiot, racist to the core, bigoted to the hilt!

The august parliament house must never see such an unworthy dirt again.

Go katak go, the faster the better. Someone show the katak the umm..noo bin...that's where it should have been...

No going back to PPSMI, says Muhyiddin

The government will not return to the policy of teaching and learning Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) as the new policy of dignifying Bahasa Malaysia usage and raising English proficiency (MBMMBI) is in line with the country’s need to dignify Bahasa Melayu as the national language.

In heading towards this objective, Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the government would thus not turn back, despite appeals and pressure for PPSMI to continue, as the government could not please every group.

“However, their views have been considered in planning and implementing the MBMMBI policy,” he said in his reply to Mohd Nor Othman (BN-Hulu Terengganu) who wanted to know whether the government could ensure that it would not return to the old policy.

Muhyiddin, who is also deputy prime minister, said to avoid problems when implementing MBMMBI as what happened with PPSMI, the government had set 2012 for its implementation so as to give enough time for preparations, unlike the six months taken to prepare for PPSMI’s implementation.

For instance, he said, the ministry would need 13,000 additional teachers while to improve students’ English proficiency, it would need many teachers who had mastered the language, including the 1,000 to be recruited from next year.

To a question from Mohamed Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) whether former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s strong statement against the PPSMI being discontinued would have an impact on the current administration, Muhyiddin said he believed that Dr Mahathir did not mean to ask the government to reverse its new policy.

“He (Dr Mahathir) understands ... that it was the decision of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government and he’s an Umno and BN supporter. And I had already stated that is not all about the national language but also the English language. So, English usage will also be strengthened.”

Later speaking to reporters at the parliament lobby, Muhyiddin said the people should not be unduly worried about the reversal of policy as the government was already taking preliminary measures to implement the new policy (MBMMBI) in 2012.

“We may even have to recruit English teachers from abroad,” he said, adding that the implementation of the new policy also meant the urgent need to produce Science and Mathematics textbooks in Bahasa Malaysia as well as a new curriculum for teaching English.

He said the ministry was also looking at the possibility of implementing MBMMBI in 2011 for Year One pupils only as they would not be involved in PPSMI.

“However, this will depend on several factors like whether there will be enough teachers, and whether the new curriculum and Science and Mathematics textbooks will be ready by the end of 2010.”

Muhyiddin said for Year Four, Form One and Form Four students, the implementation of MBMMBI would commence in 2012, to enable the ministry to make proper preparations.


This BN govn has always been caught with pants down.To master English one has to all basic of English taught to the teachers and these teachers in return will have good foundatation.Then only the teachers can communicate in English in the right manner.The situation now is that the teachers themselves cannot communicate in English in the right manner.For eg my 2nd year son asked me how to pronounce PERFUME and I pronounced PER FUME but to my surprise the teacher pronounced PRE FUME.What direction are we going?

If this continues KETUANAN MELAYU is going to is be achieved by the elite Malays who hold POLITICAL AGENDA against their own race by making sure that their kids get english based education to become the masters of their own race in the expance of rural Malays who are let out of main stream learning procedure where ENGLISH is INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE of learning.Many Malays who can afford are sending their kids to PRIVATE ENGLISH make sure their kids get better education.Thus better future prospects.ENGLISH IS INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE.No one can deny it.Ask DEWAN BAHASA DAN PUSTAKA to do overtime and tranlate English books.Better late than never.The Education Ministry must be rigid and nomore FLIP FLOPS.The Nations future lies in MASTERING english and to compete internationally we have to have strong English foundation.

Sex videos played at Pakatan defectors’ graft trial

The corruption trial involving two former Perak PKR state executive councillors today saw the screening of a video which showed two of their fellow accused engaging in sex acts with prostitutes from China.

The video showed former Perak Tengah district councillor Zul Hassan, 45, and businessman Fairul Azrim Ismail, 31 engaging in sex with the women.

It had been recorded with pinhole cameras at an apartment in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, by businessman Mohamad Imran Abdullah, 34, who acted as the “agent provocateur” for MACC.

The courtroom was cleared by Sessions Court Judge Azhaniz Teh Azman Teh following an objection from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) head of prosecution unit Datuk Abdul Razak Musa.

Defence lawyer Surjan Singh had objected to the move.

“If you are going to dance, dance properly,” he told Abdul Razak.

Judge Azhaniz Teh said he had no qualms about allowing the media to view the video but added that perhaps the matter was best decided by the accused himself.

Lawyer S. Muthu, who is representing Zul, then asked the accused. The latter, with a smile, said he would prefer for the court to be cleared during the viewing.

Lawyers later confirmed the video had been “painful” to watch. Zul, they said, was seen hugging the Chinese national at first, before the two proceeded to the toilet and emerged naked. They later were seen engaging in sexual acts on the bed.

Earlier, another matter raised during today’s hearing was that the RM5,000 that former PKR man Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, 52, was accused of accepting at his office in the State Secretariat on Aug 14 last year, had been given as a “contribution”, instead of as “gratification”, and was to be used for the Permatang Pauh by-election.

In his testimony, the prosecution’s sixth witness Mohamad Imran Abdullah, 34, told the court that he had told Jamaluddin when he met with the latter that day that he had brought with him some “contribution.”

Mohamad Imran, who was the agent provocateur for investigators, said that Jamaluddin had then asked what the “contribution” was for.

He said that another accused, PKR politician and former assemblyman Usaili Alias, who had also been present in the room at the time, had cut in to say: “It is for Permatang Pauh.”

When the MACC’s Abdul Razak asked him what the RM5,000 was intended for, Mohamad Imran said: “To me, the money was to help in the Permatang Pauh by-election and to help me get the project in Seri Iskandar.”

Judge Azhaniz Teh then cut in and asked, “To you? You are saying that this is ‘to you’.”

Mohamad Imran nodded and said, “Yes, to me. To me, the money was meant for Permatang Pauh and the project.”

The court also viewed video footage of the incident in Jamaluddin’s office on Aug 14, which was recorded using a pinhole camera given to Mohamad Imran by the agency.

The recording showed Mohamad Imran passing RM5,000 in notes, all uncovered, to Jamaluddin who did not take the money.

“He told me to hand it over to Usaili, who took it and put it in his pocket,” Mohamad Imran testified.

Jamaluddin, along with Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu, 57, and three others; Usaili, 56, former Perak Tengah district councillor Zul Hassan, 45, and businessman Fairul Azrim Ismail, 31, face various corruption charges over the proposed multi-million ringgit development project in Seri Iskandar.

Perak Development Corporation technician Ruslan Sahat was also charged along with the group earlier but the charges were dropped after he died in August.

Meanwhile, the court also screened two other recordings which showed cash, in two separate amounts of RM5,000 and RM100,000, being handed over to Mohd Osman, who subsequently indicated that the cash should be passed to Usaili instead.

One occasion was at the Aquarius Coffee House of the Summit Hotel in Bukit Mertajam on Aug 16, 2008, when Mohamad Imran was seen handing over RM5,000 to Mohd Osman.

“Mohd Osman saw the money and asked for it to be handed over to Usaili, who accepted it,” said Mohamad Imran, adding that the money was to help him get the Seri Iskandar project.

On the other occasion, on Aug 19, in Kluang Station restaurant here, Mohamad Imran had handed over a travel bag containing RM100,000 to Mohd Osman.

In the video, the court saw Mohamad Imran unzipping the bag while facing Mohd Osman.

“I then closed it and pushed it towards him but he gestured for me to hand it to Usaili,” said Mohamad Imran.

Usaili, he added, took the bag and kept it at his side.

Anti-graft officers later entered the scene and arrested Usaili and Mohd Osman, as well as Ruslan, who was present at the same coffee shop that day.

In another recording later, the court saw that Mohamad Imran had also passed RM2,000 to Ruslan at the Sri Sayang Apartment at Batu Feringghi, Penang, on Aug 14, 2008.

The meeting that day had been arranged with Mohamad Imran, who was allegedly asked to bring with him three Chinese nationals.

Zul, Fairul Azrim, Ruslan and MACC (then ACA) officer Norliza Musa, who was going undercover as Mohamad Imran’s girlfriend, were also present during the meeting.

The hearing continues tomorrow with cross-examination of Mohamad Imran.


Throw them into jail and seek for by-elections...

Dr M has a laugh over Najib’s Malaysia Day holiday

Dr Mahathir says ‘we should have more holidays’.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's move today in declaring Sept 16 a public holiday — to mark the day Malaysia was formed, 46 years after the fact — was met with laughter by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“We should have more holidays,” Dr Mahathir told reporters at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here in an immediate reaction to the announcement made in Parliament earlier.

“Work is not important. Holiday is important,” the 84-year-old added, wearing his trademark smirk.

Dr Mahathir said he did not want to criticise Najib's effort, but pointed out that he was often described as a “workaholic”.

“But now, I'm on a long holiday. I'm not working for anybody,” he said, smiling from ear to ear.

Najib declared Sept 16, which is Malaysia Day, as a national holiday from next year, in his latest move to portray his administration as inclusive.

By making Malaysia Day a holiday he was indicating the importance of the Sabah and Sarawak vote given the balance of politics between Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

The move to finally declare Sept 16 a holiday appears aimed at giving Sabah and Sarawak due recognition as part of the country.

Malaysia was formed on Sept 16, 1963, and it has always been a sore point with Sabah and Sarawak that the day they joined the federation was never recognised officially as a holiday. The holiday declaration also takes away a perennial campaign complain by opposition parties.

Successive BN governments have ignored calls to make Malaysia Day a holiday. Najib’s administration is now acknowledging the significance of the votes from Sabah and Sarawak.


Malaysia sits on top of the world ranking in number of public hollidays!!!As I said Najib is a prodigal child except that what he waste belongs to us the rakyat, not his father.. But he probably think he is entitled to because he is his father's son...

Actually Najib's intention is to mark the day when Anwar failed to be the PM of Malaysia. So there is reason for Anwar to celebrate September, 16 every year.

This is a holiday for 1Malaysia. Remember 16 September 1963 is the birthday of a new nation called Malaysia comprising of all the states and including Singapore. It is very significant to remember this day. The people of Sabah and Sarawak decided democratically by voting to join Malaysia not like the people of the Peninsular Malaysia where only the leaders decided on the formation of the federation. One more holiday is no harm.

I agree to have Sept 16 as a holiday? Why not? It is Malaysia day, it is the real national holiday? I don't think having too many holidays is a problem. Working long hours do not necessarily translate into higher productivity. It is the attitude and quality of work that counts. Look at the French people, the work way less than us, but they are very productive. So please don't complaint about having too many holiday, it is a very obsolete to think that long hours = to more productivity.

What is wrong in giving a public holiday for such an important date, the birth of Malaysia. Tun if you think that this date is not important and does not deserve a holiday, you should have kick out Sabah and Sarawak from Malaysia when you were the PM like what was done to Singapore. I think Malaysia is the only country in the world who does have a holiday for the country's formation.

Ong Tee Keat’s game of credibility

It seems to me, Malaysian leaders don’t care about their credibility, once they reach the level of leadership. It seems to me, Malaysian leaders are thick and will go against their very own word, just to stay in power.

The credibility of a leader may not be the most essential characteristic of a leader, but it is definitely a crucial factor in deciding whether to vote for the person. A person who is more credible will more likely get the nod.

We now see Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat going against his own words that he will resign if he lost the vote of no confidence at the EGM on Oct 10. Ong lost. Whether by one vote or by 1,000 votes, a loss is a loss. Had he won by one vote, it is also the same, a victory is a victory irrespective of the margin.

Ong’s decision to stay on as president of MCA despite his clear and unequivocal words that he will resign if he lost the motion of no confidence has made him less credible. How are we to trust a man who can’t even keep his own word?

But this is a trait common among Barisan Nasional leaders. People who have lost credibility still have the “thick skin” to demand to stay on.

I recall Datuk Seri Najib Razak explaining that Tan Sri Isa Samad’s suspension from Umno for money politics is merely a technical matter and asked that Isa be given a second chance.

But I must say this, Mr Prime Minister — if a man is convicted of a crime, society should consider giving the man a second chance, but when a politician holding posts which involve public accountability, public funds and public utilities, the person must be as credible as possible. Former involvement in corrupt practices will taint his credibility.

The same applies for Ong. He lost the motion of no confidence, and he has said it himself that he will go if he loses. So, as far as I am concerned, Ong has lost his credibility by choosing this course of action.


Don't worry he is going down. But he will not be going down alone after finding so many have back stabbed him. They laughed to see him fall. And now they are scared that another EGM will probably pull the whole of MCA down the political drain and become irrelevant. The Chinese better for another BN friendly party like Makkal Sakthi Party and invite Najib to launch as soon as possible.

Umno’s reformers step forward

The party congress last week of Umno, the fulcrum of the coalition federal government, was notable not for its trademark race rhetoric but a high-minded call for inclusiveness.

Party leader Datuk Seri Najib Razak explained thus: “I want the party to work in tandem with the demands of the times. Umno can no longer be seen as a party leaning towards a certain group.”

Khairy’s speech gets rousing cheers from Umno Youth delegates.

Doubly significant was that Khairy Jamaluddin, leader of the powerful youth wing, had in his speech a day earlier seemed to stake out a new middle ground for Umno. To accomplish this, he advocated that the party shed its provincialism — “siege mentality”, in his words — and project itself as a leader and a champion of all Malaysians.

That was bold and counter-culture: Umno Youth has always been dyed-in-the-wool Malay, a buck the senior leadership had to often restrain so as not to upset Umno's partners in the Barisan Nasional alliance.

Some Malaysians will see in this double call to “Malaysianise” Umno's aspirations a welcome sign of real ideological change. Many will say they remain to be convinced. That's the nature of Malaysian wayang kulit politics, where nuances and inferences often convey more meaning than declarations on formal occasions.

But Malaysia's neighbours, who have been alarmed at the lurch towards incendiary racist baiting in political, religious and civil liberties disputes, have one wish: that a national prosperity consensus be built to do justice to Malaysia's potential so that the country can contribute its weight to the Asean region's often disrupted growth.

Najib has been consistent in asking Malays to take the lead in bringing his inclusive “1 Malaysia” idea to fruition. Since he became Prime Minister, he has dismantled some pro-Malay entitlements he regarded as counter-progressive and offensive to other Malaysians, such as in business and education. What is important to determine in the next several years is whether Umno, beyond the core leadership, will accept the wisdom of his approach.

The same goes for Khairy. His transformation (or maybe this has been his game plan) seems real, for he is smart and he has time on his side (he's 33), but Umno Youth is a cauldron of race righteousness. If these two reformist leaders push too hard and too fast to remake Umno, they risk losing so much support among the party faithful, their positions would be untenable. Then all will be lost, until the next wave of brave reformers emerges.

Reformers often fail not because their vision is flawed, but that it is ahead of its time. In Malaysia, having the people pull together and believe in one another has been long overdue. Only Umno can make it happen


The main obstacle to 1Malaysia is the ultra-Malay warlords, which rule over the rest of the poorer Malay populace with their ill-gotten money. Get rid of them and the country can move forward.

Jeffrey says Sabah PKR facing crisis

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sabah is heading to a crisis as two factions led by Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and Ansari Abdullah are arguing about the party's top leadership's decision to appoint Selangor Exco member Azmin Ali as the Sabah PKR liaison chief.

Dr Jeffrey, who is a Vice President of PKR, maintained that the party top leadership must listen to the voices of the majority of the grassroots in making its decision.

"I'm just saying that the leadership must listen to the majority and the basis of the majority is based on the constitution É they don't want to play politics," he said when met at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), Saturday.

He was on hand to welcome Datuk Zaid Ibrahim who arrived to attend a PKR-organised Hari Raya celebration at Tanjung Aru Plaza. However, Dr Jeffrey dodged the question when asked whether the view of the majority was to disagree with Azmin's appointment, saying that a memorandum on the issue had been submitted to the party president "some time ago".

When told that Ansari who is a PKR Supreme Council member had earlier in the day during a Press conference denied having any knowledge of the memorandum and that 15 PKR division chiefs in Sabah had disassociated themselves from the memorandum, Dr Jeffrey said:

"The memorandum was signed by 18 leaders out of the 23 active divisions (in Sabah). If he (Ansari) says there is no memorandum then somebody is lying".

Meanwhile, Zaid said he was only taking leave from attending the PKR political bureau meetings but would continue to be involved in activities to strengthen the Pakatan Rakyat.

"I am only taking leave from the political bureau meeting (of PKR) but I am (still) doing other activities that are related to the Pakatan Rakyat É to strengthen the opposition I will continue," he said.

"Surely, I don't want to get involve in political decision of the party because it gives me more time to strengthen the Pakatan Rakyat," he said.

He admitted that his visit to Sabah did not get the party leadership's blessings.
"This is true," he said, adding it was a decision made by PKR Advisor, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. "This is the decision of the political bureau. I'll explain it later. Otherwise it will continue to go on," he said.


Jeffrey Kitingan has a long history of frogging himself in an endless bid for political leadership and power.I seriously think that PKR taking him in is a serious mistake.So this latest bid by him is the rule, not the exception. With him, it is only a matter of when, never of if; when his craze for power will ruin PKR/PR, at least in Sabah. PKR should not have touched Jeffery, not even with a 10 foot pole. PKR must take this opportunity to be rid of him.He's nothing but disaster waiting to happen.

I think Sabahans will have to wait a little longer until the so called leaders are more mature. They seem to have self interests rather than the interests of the Sabahans at heart. I will still support PR in the next and any elections ut I am really disappointed.

When Jeffrey was with Yayasan Sabah what did he do to alleviate the lives of Sabahans? None. Same2 lah these Sabahan politicians leader wannabe. Pairin and Dompok also the worst kind but still the Sabahan voted for them. Why because they have no choice. If PKR can give Sabahans another alternative then maybe PKR can get some seats from Sabah. BUT having Jeffrey or Ansari is not an option because Sabahans know them and know them WELL.

19 October 2009

DAP MP lodge report on Toyota Alphard 'gift' to Liow's wife

Lim Lip Eng, the DAP MP of Segambut lodged a police reported at the Sentul Police Headquarters where he claims that a ‘gift’ has been given by Axis Construction Sdn Bhd (ACSB) to Datin Seri Lee Su Loo, the wife of Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. According to Lim, ACSB has allegedly given a Toyota Alphard bearing the registration number WSB15 to Lee for her birthday include a downpayment of RM300,000 and its monthly installments as well. According to the claims which was reported by local news portal Malaysiakini, ACSB is a construction firm which has been involved in various projects held out by the Ministry of Health.

Lim said "We are lodging the report today because we want the truth. We want to know if the allegations in the Malaysia Today article are facts or just a fabrication. We are not reporting this to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) because we don't know if this is true or not. If the allegations are true, we want the police and MACC to take action against the guilty parties. If the accusations are false, then the police can charge the writer and publisher of the article under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation,"

He added that "It is also a question of timing, the letter (article) alleged that the payments were made on the 19 of every month, today is the 18th... tomorrow is due for another payment. So the police can investigate,"


MACC is too busy investigating petty "corruptions" amounting to few hundred or few thousand ringgit! They don't have the time to investigate such big amounts, besides they can't count to such large figures! Their mentality stops at thousands, beyond that, ten thousand, hundred thousand, million? What's that? It sounds so foreign!!!!!

This the country of corruption......we felt cheated of 1 Malaysia by Najib..What is actually One Malaysia.... let more corrupted people to rule the country????? It must be crazy....the whole cabinet members are corrupted and how does it reflected to One Malaysia...
Could your be shame of yourself?

The whole bunch of leaders in MCA are linked to improving their assests through connections with the government and the private contractors. It reveals one vital point - no matter how UMNO treated the rakyat over the Non Malays, MCA will die and swim with UMNO because of hugh benefits derived with the connection. All these years, MCA have not fought for the people and their best answer would be "SENSITIVE ISSUE" and that's the answer to the people.

Their dirty tricks are now exposed and those who want change, will not support MCA. Many voted PAS even they did it reluctantly during the last general eletion. Time is up for a change.

Kelantan Umno Youth: Think carefully before accepting Ibrahim

Kelantan Umno Youth wants the party's supreme council to consider carefully before accepting former Pasir Mas Umno division head Datuk Ibrahim Ali's re-entry into Umno to avoid recurrence of his past action.

Its secretary Bazlan Baharuddin said what the party had experienced when Ibrahim contested against Barisan Nasional (BN) in a by-election in 2005 should serve as a realisation for BN.

Besides being in and out Umno, Ibrahim again contested as an independent against BN in the last general election on a PAS ticket, he said when asked to comment on the suggestion by some quarters that the Pasir Mas MP be accepted back into Umno.

Bazlan said Ibrahim might feel that his future was uncertain as his position of late had been questioned by certain quarters in PAS for responding negatively to PAS’s statements.

He said if Ibrahim wanted to return to Umno, the party should think carefully or just ignore the suggestion as the party should be focusing on efforts to restore itself.
"I think Umno is accepted by the people now and it has a good chance of winning the next general election," he said.


The old kaki rasuah Isa samad can deliver the vote badly needed but Ibrahim Ali cannot.UMNO didnt really care about a person honesty.

Even if the Devil can win votes,no problem to take him as UMNO member..

Clarifications on alleged discord in Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Sabah, Azmin Ali and Zaid Ibrahim

In light of the exaggerated, slanted and half truth reporting in both the mainstream and new media on alleged serious discord in PKR on Sabah, Azmin Ali and Zaid Ibrahim arising from last Tuesday’s political bureau meeting, PKR wishes to clarify on some of the issues raised although these meetings are usually confidential.

Whilst it is true that there are some disagreements within the party on several issues including on the restructuring of PKR leadership in Sabah, it cannot be overemphasized that these are the usual disagreements within the party (as is normal in any worthy political party) and not anything so fundamental and serious to warrant the sort of press that it had undeservedly generated.

The purported heated political bureau meeting was actually quite uneventful. Both Azmin Ali and Mustafa Kamil were asked to report on the situation in Sabah and Sarawak where they have respectively been appointed to lead the Majlis Perhubungan Negeri (State Liaison Council) in order to assist in the states’ leadership restructuring and in representing the Majlis Pimpinan Pusat (MPP).

During the meeting, PKR Sabah did not hand over any memorandum of protest, Azmin did not throw any tantrum, nor was there any power tussle between Zaid and Azmin as reported. It is sufficient to state at this point that the PKR Sabah leadership is being restructured and is an ongoing process that will of course attract differences of opinions.

The only highlight of the meeting was about Gabriel Adit, Adun of Ngameh, Sarawak and his impending resignation from PKR and plan to form another party.

The political bureau meeting is a regular meeting held weekly among the top leaders to discuss many agenda including regular matters like situation reports on Sabah and Sarawak and urgent matters like Gabriel Adit.

As for Zaid taking leave from the political bureau and the MPP, this as explained by Zaid was merely to enable him to concentrate fully on drafting Pakatan Rakyat’s all important Common Policy Framework that will take the opposition coalition to the next level in challenging the BN as the Government of the Day.

Zaid it must be emphasized has not left PKR and is still a PKR leader, a valuable asset and committed to the various party activities as can be seen in his upcoming schedules.
Latheefa Koya
Information Chief of PKR

Najib's political masterpiece and conundrum

At the end of the general assembly, Najib, while urging his party to re-embrace the spirit of "voluntarism", promised to ensure allocations are given for programmes and activities.

This is where the problem lies for the 63-year-old party.

UNLIKE previous general assemblies, two buzzwords littered the speeches and were on everyone's lips at the Umno 60th general assembly.

Replacing Ketuanan Melayu ("Malay Supremacy") were Bagan Pinang and Janda Baik.

The high from retaining the Bagan Pinang state seat had already begun last Tuesday, when delegates gathered to listen to the president's customary Umno general assembly pre-council speech.

Mingling delegates could not help joking and recounting their first Peninsular Malaysia by-election triumph that took place barely 48 hours earlier.

And standing tall amid the applause from the supreme council members awaiting the arrival of Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the diminutive Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad.

"Bagan Pinang" was used to mark the return of Umno, the return of all-round support for the pre-Independence party and marking of a new era under Najib.

The new president, his deputy, the three vice-presidents and wing leaders could not help highlighting the tourist destination spot in their speeches.

"Janda Baik" too earned its place in the many speeches.

Najib said the Umno retreat had helped the party leaders close ranks and marked a new beginning for the party, where top leaders will have to "do their fair share of the work".

"Like everyone else in Janda Baik, I had to wash my own dishes too," he remarked during his winding-up speech last Friday.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin promised that his movement will have a similar "team-building exercise" towards the end of the year.

The timing for Bagan Pinang and Janda Baik could not be any better, as it helped to end the gloom permeating the party after a string of unprecedented losses in by-elections.

"Had we lost in Bagan Pinang, do you think that we would be smiling today or if the constitutional amendments would have been passed so quickly?" Najib asked last Friday, before explaining why he had picked Isa to contest the seat.

Coming into the general assembly, which planned to expand the party electorate thereby removing the opportunity for its delegates to "enrich themselves" during party elections, it was a masterstroke by Najib.

His political ingenuity did not stop there.

After the bitter party election in March, Najib was able to bring in both former presidents — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi — under the same roof once again, albeit at different times.

Dr Mahathir attended the opening while Abdullah was in Dewan Merdeka to listen to his successor's speech in the closing.

Najib also thanked Abdullah for keeping his promise not to criticise him whilst continuing to lend his support to the younger man.

The move, though small, will go a long way towards uniting the different factions in Umno.

Yet, the work has only just begun for Najib and Umno.

Revealing the extent of the task ahead of him, Najib noted that the party had failed to register any new voters since its general election embarrassment in March 2008.

Another piece of cleverness, was the "inclusive" message preached by Najib, deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Khairy.

With Najib's 1Malaysia concept weaved into the general assembly, diners at the prime minister's function last Thursday night witnessed perhaps what will be a norm in many government functions.

Replacing routine performances was a potpourri of acts highlighting the various ethnic cultural dances and songs. There was a fusion song sung in Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia while different races performed a fusion of Bharatanatyam.

Even the emcees consisted of one Malay, one Indian Muslim, an Indian and Chinese lady, clad in their cultural costumes.

Throughout the general assembly too were banners and even programmes carrying the 1Malaysia logo.

Against this backdrop, it is perhaps not unusual that the habitual usage of "racial rhetoric" or "keris" was reduced to the barest minimum.

But then again, the race to be defenders of the Malay race is usually reserved for party election years.

Nevertheless, the shortened debates highlighted a common plea from the delegates — party funding.

At the end of the general assembly, Najib, while urging his party to re-embrace the spirit of "voluntarism", promised to ensure allocations are given for programmes and activities.

This is where the problem lies for the 63-year-old party.

From stories where Wanita members pawned their jewellery to fund Tunku Abdul Rahman's Umno and Merdeka efforts, the party has turned into just another corporate venture.

And with the loss of control in four states, where funding used to be in the form of "constituency allocations from the state governments", the party now has to dig into its reserves to ensure its members "serve" the people.

Amidst the economic recession, Najib will have to ensure adequate finances are secured to fund activities.

Speeches by Najib and Khairy were refreshing and inspiring as both sought to get the party to unite, embrace esprit de corps and re-evaluate their "special privileges" and discard the crutches.

But the message in essence is not new.

During the 2001 general assembly, in the longest-ever presidential speech (one hour and 53 minutes), Dr Mahathir chided his party members for being greedy, urging them to buck up and bring an end to money politics.

Ending his opening address with the poem Melayu Mudah Lupa, Dr Mahathir begged his party not to forget their struggles, to work hard and not be complacent.

That message has returned to haunt Najib and most of all Umno.


Umno youth were in the attack mode in Bagan Pinang using Samurai swords to assault PR supporters, one of them is in critical condition. What do you have to say about that???? To the onlookers, they are a bunch of bandits and rowdies who should be branded as outlaws by the government. But, alas!! Our police condone their behavior. That is what I say again,' Malaysia boleh!!!

The fact of the matter is that UMNO has not budged since Maha-ShitHead's speech in 2001, and the corruption since then has even worsened. This is surely no surprise when Maha-ShitHead himself was corrupt, how can he expect those under him to behave otherwise ?? Don't do as I do, but do as I say ?? What a hypocrite !

Now, the Barisan Najis politicians take what they can as they don't know if they will be around to rape and plunder Malaysia for that long any more. Maha-ShitHead had 22 years to do it, and SleepyHead did as much in less than 8 years so there we have the "trend" of accelerated corruption. Just REJECT Barisan Najis and VOTE IN Pakatan Rakyat ! Touche !

"All for one and one for all" - the 3 Musketeers. That is how Malaysia was progressing until the arrival of the evil despot Mahathir in 1980. That was the beginning of the end of "all for one Malaysia and one Malaysia for all".

Today, Najib is trying to deceive the Rakyat through the meaningless rhetoric "1Malaysia". 1Malaysia, he claims, is inclusive of all Malaysians. Those are mere words and the reality will be completely opposite. I am willing to bet on this fact. Why am so sure? Let as look Malaysian history and Najib/UMNO's track record.

When the NEP was introduced in 70's, it was a well-conceived policy endorsed and accepted by all the races. The NEP sought to address the imbalances amongst the races and eliminate poverty amongst all. The NEP DID NOT advocate that Malays should be given priority over the non-Malays in everything. When it came to implementation of the NEP, UMNO interpreted the NEP to mean that only Malays must be given not just preference but total control over the civil service and full access to employment/promotion, shares, unversity education, etc. The need to correct racial imbalance and eradicate poverty amongst all Malaysians was not just forgotten but totally ignored. The evidence for this immoral, unethical and illegal action of UMNO is clearly evident - e.g. If eradication of poverty in the country had been pursued, why have the Indians have become an underclass when the rest of the country is supposed to have progressed? UMNO and its leaders such as the evil corrupt despot Mahathir manipulated and distorted the NEP further to steal and amass wealth for themselves, their familiies, their cronies and UMNOputras so that even a significant proportion of poor Malays who do not support UMNO are also marginalised.

Najib is playing the same game with his 1Malaysia. He is sweet-talking in front of the non-Malays about treating all Malaysians equally but becomes his true self in front of the UMNO crowd, a keris-wielding corrupt racist. Najib's 1Malaysia, when implemented, will result in the following:
- 1Malaysia is for only 1 race - Malays, more specifially UMNOputras; non-UMNOputra Malays, Chinese, Indians, East Malaysians and Orang Asli have no place in 1 Malaysia, and will be allowed to exist as along as they agree to be servants and subservient to UMNOputras
- 1Malaysia is for only 1 religion - Islam, more specifically the brand of Islam which views beer-drinking as a terrible crime while corruption, cheating, stealing, lying and deceiving are seen as virtues
- 1Malaysia is for only 1 party to rule Malaysia for ever - UMNO and UMNO only (BN is irrelevant and will no longer be needed); the sultans will be an integral part of UMNO.

This is the 1Malaysia that Najib and his UMNOputra are putting in place. Beware.

This murder suspect PM, Najis C4 have to be brought to justice along with his fellow racist bastards !!

Police report against Liow referred to MACC

A police report containing allegations made in a letter against Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has been referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

MACC deputy commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohammed, who confirmed this, said the commission had received information on the case from the police, which had referred the matter to anti-graft agency.

“We are the body that conducts investigations into corrupt cases. We will study and will look into the report before deciding on appropriate action,” he told reporters at the commission’s Hari Raya open house on Monday.

When asked for further elaboration, Abu Kassim refused to divulge details, including when the report was handed over to them, adding he could not furnish reporters with information on the case as confidentiality needed to be protected,

“We are looking into the case and as usual, we need to protect its confidentiality. Please be patient and do not speculate anything (about the case). Let us do our job,” he said.

The allegations against Liow, who is also MCA deputy president, were made in an unsigned letter which is being widely circulated on the Internet and published in the news portal Malaysia Today.

The report was lodged by DAP’s Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng and PKR’s Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo Burne at the Sentul police station on Sunday.

The letter alleged that a company often awarded projects by the ministry had bought a multi-purpose vehicle for Liow’s wife for RM574,884.10.
It also said payments had been made into her account.


Willing to bet that the investigations will either end up with NFA (no further action) or be delayed until everyone has forgotten about it. Also there will be no associated suicides.

All against BN case, no police or MACC will dare to take further action...

What do u expect from a employee, to take action to their Employer?? U R FIRED~! thats what.

Najib asks Perak to accept ‘legal’ BN government

Najib says BN will follow the rules.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told Perak folk today to accept that Barisan Nasional’s (BN) takeover of the state government earlier this year was done according to the law.

His statement, as well as his presence in the state for the inaugural launch of his “1 Malaysia” concept, comes at a most appropriate time, just ahead of the impending Oct 28 state assembly sitting.

The sitting is expected to be just as chaotic, if not more, than on May 7, where Pakatan Rakyat's (PR) Speaker V. Sivakumar was forcibly removed from his position by plainclothes policemen.

The Tronoh assemblyman was subsequently replaced by BN's Datuk R. Ganesan, generating the series of arguments over the legality of his appointment, which was raised by the state's ousted PR administration.

Najib, however, remains convinced that the entire process was legal and assured the Perak people that the BN government would continue acting within the ambit of the law.

“I hope the people will accept that the due process of law has taken place in Perak; from the formation of the government and then back to the process in court.

“We will not do anything against the provisions of the law. We will follow the rules.

“We have a legal government in place so there is no reason why there should be any disturbances (in the assembly) that could create an inaccurate impression of the political situation in Perak,” he told a press conference after meeting state Umno leaders here this evening.

The BN chairman also threw some blame on the opposition for initiating the prolonged constitutional crisis in Perak when “they stole one of our ADUNs (state assemblymen)”.

“The starting point was when they stole one of our ADUNs. So, they played the game actually, it was not us,” he said.

Najib was referring to the defection of Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim from Umno to PKR, a move which subsequently kicked off BN's takeover of Perak from the PR.


we all know what happened in perak, it was a sleazy and unethical as well as hostile take over by the present government. i'm sure the perak citizens will vote this government out in the next elections.

This is depressing indeed - this Prime Minister is once again pleading with Perakians to accept BN as its 'legal state govt' when the people's elected PR Government and State Speaker V Sivakumar had been forcibly removed by plainclothes policemen entering the Perak State Assembly which legally should be out of bounds to them, and this Prime Minister calls it a "legal" BN govt?

Whoever supports it must be the biggest idiot of all times!

is this 1Malaysia?

using the police to drag the sitting Speaker out of the august house is 1MALAYSIA? Never in the history has this happen in a well developed commonwealt country and you have the temerity to say its legitimate. enough of your spin, Najib. Until and unless you walk the talk, go preach to the kampung folks. to me, until you do so, you are no different to a snakeoil salesman.

Legal in your courts not the people's court. The people's court is through the ballot boxes. Give back the power to the people. Shameless to claim everything is legal.

Rakyat want a government choose by the rakyat, NOT by the court, nor by the Sultan!!!

Hello, Mr Prime Minister, do you want your position to be just determine by the Court, or the Agong?? You even liberate your party so that more members can choose their leaders and party president. But how you want all the Perakian accept a government just determine by a few persons in a court or by the Sultan???? Please make some sense…

What happened is Perak was wrong and it is sad to hear the Prime Minister trying to justify this wrong.

If he is honourable, he should direct his BN leaders in Perak to support dissolving the state assembly and allow the people to decide who they want to be their government in Perak. In this way, it is not only legal but the only acceptable democratic process.

So don't bullshit Malaysians, we are not fool. Najib should focus on winning the war (next GE) than trying to win this battle undemocratically.

BN Perak government may be legal but not moral

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told Perak folk yesterday to accept that Barisan Nasional’s (BN) takeover of the state government earlier this year was done according to the law.

“I hope the people will accept that the due process of law has taken place in Perak; from the formation of the government and then back to the process in court."

“We will not do anything against the provisions of the law. We will follow the rules."

“The starting point was when they stole one of our ADUNs. So, they played the game actually, it was not us,” he said.

Najib's attempt to justify the Perak power grab casts doubt over his ability to understand the change this country needs and his ability to deliver it through his leadership in Umno.

The Perak power grab may have been endorsed by the courts but this does not mean that the process cannot be subjected to a full scrutiny by those who are well-versed with the constitutional process.

At best, the court's verdict is inconclusive. There were legal opinions which suggested that the court may have erred by ruling against the legality of the duly elected mentri besar and assembly speaker. Some have questioned the use of public institutions e.g. the police, the state secretariat, etc to interfere with the legislature.

Another glaring flaw in Najib's assertion is the opinion of voters of the three constituencies where their elected representative had defected. Did the assemblymen seek a conclusive agreement from the voters? No. These voters would have welcomed the idea of being able to vote on their assemblymen's decision to defect.

Hence, should Perak folk accept the BN government in Perak as legal? Najib should hold a referendum (direct state elections) if he wants to find out.

What is legal may not be moral and democratic e.g. the ISA, the OSA, the NEP, the Printing and Publication Act, etc.

In the case of Perak, what is legal may not be democratic. The BN government is not a popularly elected government.

On who started the defection game is not the main issue now. It could have been Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PR but it was BN which stole the government from the people.

It does not take a wrong to justify another. Najib was quick to ask his partner, MCA, to be moral in the party's next course of action. It is advice for himself to ponder too.

Rhetoric apart, Najib should do better than this. This is why I have called for the people to measure the sincerity of politicians to initiative and implement change. Is Najib sincere enough to walk his talk?

The best way to prove is to call for fresh state elections in Perak


How to be legal when they use the judges to overturn the law even though they know they manupilate the constitution - Liars and Corrupt Politicians!!!

Some spectators claim they were paid to attend 1 Malaysia launch

Participants carry flags at the 1 Malaysia launch at Stadium Perak watched by thousands who had been bused in

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched his highly-publicised “1 Malaysia” concept before a crowd of at least 30,000 at the Perak Stadium here last night.

But according to some spectators, they had been bused in after collecting RM30 coupons.

Since Perak is still considered as shaky ground for the Barisan Nasional government, the large crowd would have been a confidence booster for Najib and his delegation, who included Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and the state executive councillors.

The cheers and shouts of support that greeted the administrators appeared to suggest that Najib's messages of reform and unity over the past few months had also successfully reached Perak folk.

It also seemed to show that the Prime Minister, despite being implicated as responsible for BN's power grab in Perak, had finally won them over.

The Malaysian Insider understands that earlier in the evening, some members of the public were registering themselves at certain locations throughout the city and were given coupons to collect at least RM30 in exchange for attending the function.

Some government-funded associations, for example, were asked to congregate at a particular location in town where they were given their money and subsequently ferried to the stadium by the busloads.

One member of the public, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Malaysian Insider that all he needed to do was to register his name at the location (his was in Sungai Siput), get his coupon and redeem it at a counter outside the stadium for RM30.

“It’s very simple. I got my RM30,” he said happily, adding that it was a fair deal as many people had to travel for some distance to attend the function.

Another member of the public said her association was also asked to attend the function and members were told to assemble outside a Chinese association hall in town to collect their money and use the bus transport.

This could perhaps be the reason behind the scores of buses that were seen ferrying people to the stadium last night.

The large vehicles were also the cause of the uncharacteristically long traffic queues leading towards the venue.

Najib and other dignitaries shouting the 1 Malaysia slogan at the launch last night.

Najib, however, said the traffic jams meant that the people of Perak were embracing the “1 Malaysia” concept.

He congratulated the large crowd at the stadium for their attendance and said:

“You are not here because you were forced to. Your presence is out of the sincerity of your heart and your willingness to show support to 1 Malaysia.”

Najib added he had never been so proud to see such diversity in the crowd.

“As I entered this stadium, I was extremely proud to see this place packed with the people of 1 Malaysia. I waved my flag and I saw in every corner of this stadium, people from all walks of life, people of different races and cultures.

“I thank you for this. I am happy to see the spirit of the people of Perak in celebrating this I Malaysia ideal,” he said to the crowd that listened in rapt attention.

Najib also drove home to the crowd the fundamentals in the 1 Malaysia concept, which was to ensure that every Malaysian felt a “sense of belonging” to the country and that there would not be mere “tolerance” amongst the races but a genuine acceptance that every individual was equal.

He said that he did not want his brainchild “1 Malaysia” concept to be regarded as rhetoric or a mere political gimmick or slogan.

“We want to give a real meaning to 1 Malaysia. What is it? One of the main principles is social justice — we must be fair to all races.

“We will accord the Malays their rights and ensure that the Chinese and the Indians too are given fair consideration of theirs. We do not want one particular group to feel as though the government is ostracising or sidelining them.

“This is my pledge,” he said.

Najib also said the government wanted to introduce a new economic model for Malaysia, one that would bring the country to a higher level of transformation.

“We do not want to continue as a middle-income country. We do not want things to be stuck at status quo.

“We want to become a high-income nation to ensure that we can compete on a level field with other countries,” he said.

To achieve such a dream, added Najib, the government needed the help and skills of all races.


To achieve any dream, all it takes is shove some money into people's pockets - and any of your dreams will come true. Malaysians won't change; never will. Consequently, the political scenario will always be the same - the opposition can't rule no matter what. And it's all got to do with money and more money.

What els is new, with their millions if not billions this is petty cash to mobilize 30,000 if not 100,000 if the stadium can accommodate.

Sad but true that," he who pay the fiddler calls the tune or in this case mobilize the crowd"

" MONEY POLITICS " ???? your guess is as good as mine.

Somehow this is not a surprise coming from BN, whether it's elections or events, money is always use to attract the public to attend. If Najib is so confident about the support from people of Perak, please call for election and see what happens.. walk the talk Najib!!

Still treating the public as idiots and insulting everybody's intelligence !! one would think that all malaysians are fools and idoits who will swallow wholesale all the B***S**t that they dish out !! As the famous group The WHO sang, "... We won't get fooled again !! ".

UMNO & BN's image is so tarnished that it is unrepairable, What else not dirty that you morons have done using rakyat's money??
Do you expect us to forget about PKFZ, submarine purchase, atantuya murder, Teoh Beng Hock & Kugan's deaths, Bakun white elephant dam, electrified double-track railway, BNM forex scandal, Tin cartel scandal,
KK QE hospital failure, Trengganu collapse stadium, etc....

Najib declares Malaysia Day a holiday

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today declared Sept 16, which is Malaysia Day, as a national holiday from next year, in his latest move to portray his administration as inclusive.

By making Malaysia Day a holiday he is also indicating the importance of the Sabah and Sarawak vote given the balance of politics between Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

The move to finally declare Sept 16 a holiday appears aimed at giving Sabah and Sarawak due recognition as part of the country.

Malaysia was formed on Sept 16, 1963, and it has always been a sore point with Sabah and Sarawak that the day they joined the federation was never recognised officially as a holiday. The holiday declaration also takes away a perennial campaign complain by opposition parties.

Successive BN governments have ignored calls to make Malaysia Day a holiday. Najib’s administration is now acknowledging the significance of the votes from Sabah and Sarawak.

The timing of today’s announcement also comes at a time when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR appears on the verge of collapse in Sabah and Sarawak.

PKR is facing an open revolt in the two states with local members upset that party leaders had appointed two men from Peninsular Malaysia as state chiefs.

Anwar had already predicted early on that Sabah and Sarawak would be key in PR’s efforts to take Putrajaya. But PKR’s attempts at making inroads in the two states appear to be stillborn. Najib’s Umno and BN maintains a stranglehold on support in the two states.

With the Malaysia Day announcement, BN is set to strengthen its vote bank further. In Election 2008, BN remained in power largely due to strong support from Sabah and Sarawak voters.

Najib told Parliament today that Merdeka Day on Aug 31 will continue to be celebrated to commemorate the struggle against the colonial government.

He added that the Malaysia Day celebration would be filled with events promoting unity, racial understanding and the nation's achievements. “Malaysians will celebrate two national days,” Najib said.

He said the decision to declare another public holiday was made at a Cabinet meeting recently.

PR, in an attempt to canvass for support in Sabah and Sarawak, has been accusing the federal government of downplaying the significance of Malaysia Day.

In an immediate reaction, Anwar thanked the Prime Minister for implementing what he called PR's proposal. “Thank you for accepting PR's suggestion,” Anwar wrote on his twitter site.


Malaysia is currently having the highest number of holidays in the world, I hope adding one more day will
not scare away investors....Malaysia boleh !!!!

It takes UMNO/BN law makers 46 long years to decide on a public holiday that is so important to Rakyat of Malaysia?

But they are never slow when it comes to power-grab in Perak, even took control to revert the court decision(within hours!) that declared MP Nizar Jamaluddin as the legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak?

dont make 31st a national day as nation is called malaysia and not malaya now. the malaysia day is the national day. 31st is not a national day but an independant state of malaya.

The people still remember very clearly the B-ends made alot of noise when the PKR announced the 16 sept is a holiday, but now they want them too. To the PKR was not new, but were new to B-ends since now they accepted LGE said. This mean the opposition were more efficient than these B-ends which are now willing to agreed about the declaration's holiday. Anyhow there were another benefit for these employee but not for the employer since need to fort out more even without work.

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