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11 June 2010

PM rolls out RM230b 10th Malaysian Plan

The prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the 10MP (Tenth Malaysian Plan) today at parliament, a 5 year development plan to help the country curb its falling deficit as well as to reduce the subsidies. He forecasted that the average economic growth of the country will grow at 6% over the next 5 years with fiscal deficit will be reduced by 2.8% of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The government will be allocating some RM230billion for the development plans where 55% will be allocated for the economy, 30% for social, 10% for security and the rest for general administration.

The plan will be focusing on 12 NKEAs (National Key Economic Areas) which are perceived as high income generators. They are (i) Oil and gas; (ii) Palm oil and related products; (iii) Financial services; (iv) Wholesale and retail; (v) Tourism; (vi) Information and communications technology (ICT); (vii) Education services; (viii) Electrical and electronic; (ix) Business services; (x) Private healthcare; (xi) Agriculture (xii) Greater Kuala Lumpur.


It will help suck more out. Economic Growth of 6% have been heard since the time of Badawi. Still want to preach the same thing? Can achieve or not? Sound like bluff forecast.


In 2002, when NajiS was still the defense minister, he had ordered two diesel-electric Scorpene attack submarines as part of a naval upgrade. He became the prime minister in 2009 and the MACC now comes under his direct jurisdiction, while the Malaysian police is under the Home Minister, who is his cousin Hishamuddin PussY.

“The failure of the Najib administration to respond and account to its own taxpayers has become an international joke,” Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel told Malaysia Chronicle.

“It is for this reason that Suaram was compelled to lodge a complaint with the French prosecutors so that, at least, investigations can begin at the other end.”
The Malaysian complaint centers on a 114 million euro fee paid by DCNS to a Malaysian firm Perimekar Sdn Bhd to facilitate the deal. Perimekar is owned by the wife of Abdul Razak BagindaA, a close associate and former aide of NajiS’s. Formed only a few months before the deal was inked, Perimekar does not have any track record in submarine services nor did it have the financial ability to support the contract.

“But here, we are pretending nothing has happened. The commission alone comes up to more than RM500 million. Malaysians deserve to know if we had saved that money- how many more new schools and libraries we could have built," Sivarasa said.

"The entire deal costs RM5 billion but question still remains - were the submarines suitable for defending our coastline or did we buy them just so that some big shots could collect commission.”

10 June 2010

Johor Datukships for Chua Jui Meng revoked, no reasons given

The former Health Minister Datuk Seri Chua Jui Meng has got 2 of his Datukships revoked which were earlier awarded by the former Johor Sultan. Chua was formerly the vice-president of MCA who now holds a position in the supreme council in the PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat). According to Abdul Rahim Ramli, the Johor Royal Council secretary, he has since called Chua twice to return his medals.

Chua told local news portal Mkini that "(Abdul Rahim) told me that my two datuk-ships have been revoked," the titles, which carry ‘Datuk’ and ‘Datuk Seri’ were awarded to Chua by the late Sultan Mahmud Iskandar. He added that when pressed on, Abdul Rahim refused to give him any reasons for the revocation because the Johor palace was had the prerogative to revoke the titles without giving any explanation. Having done that, Chua still holds Datukships which was conferred to him to him by the Pahang Sultan in 2002 while the Sultan of Selangor awarded him another in 2003


This goes to show even the Sultan is unable to do anything partial and a tool to the BN. What is 10 Datukship or Tun compare to a single pride in any man worth his salt ? Just return that worthless title which is only good to rub shoulder with the rich and famous. But again, an ordinary man in the street could be better off than certain Datukship holder as majority of them are crooks and ball carrier !

Give MACC chief prosecution powers

Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, the chairman of The Parliamentary Select Committee on Corruption sadi that they will be proposing to the prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that the chief commissioner of the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) to be given prosecution powers because it will improve the image of the commission as well as help to regain the people’s confidence on the MACC. He said “This was necessary to regain the people’s confidence in the MACC besides improving the image of the commission.”

Radzi added that “We all know the MACC only has investigative powers while all prosecution comes under the jurisdiction of the Attorney-General. This has not sat well with the people and we are of the opinion that changes must be made to the Constitution to allow the chief commissioner to also prosecute cases. With the empowerment, MACC would be able to discharge its duties more efficiently and effectively.”


MACC is owned by UMNO, they allready have all the POWER, which is why they do a crap job.

Proposed GST to stay at 4%

Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin, the Deputy Minister of Finance said that the government will not be changing the proposed plan of 4% as the rate for GST (Goods and Services Tax) and denied claims that it might be raised to 10%. He said “The government believes that although the GST has been set at four per cent, it will have a neutral impact on inflation and on the overall government revenue. Tax collection can also increase through efficient GST collection and higher tax collection compliance level”

Speaking to the Dewan Rakyat, he added that “What’s important is to ensure the information on tax collection mechanism and GST implementation trickle down to the people from all strata of society. The GST’s main objective was to restructure the country’s taxation system to be more comprehensive, efficient, transparent and business-friendly. There are lots of advantages to address the weaknesses in the present taxation system. This is because the GST paid by traders for business inputs like raw materials, telephone bills and office equipment can be claimed as credit from the government,” He also said “This is because many countries have implemented the GST even though their per capita income was much lower than Malaysia. Venezuela, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Sudan have already enforced GST. This clearly showed the per capita income level is not the yardstick to implement GST,


Malaysia doesn't need GST if the corruption is eradicated or minimized. How many billion wasted by the government officials in mega projects? But nothing is being done .

Those money wasted or may be siphoned by the government officials can easily pay for all the subsidies. so no need for GST.

We keep hearing the reason because OIL PRICE has gone up. It is true, but isn't Petronas own by the government? Isn't Petronas been making more profit than before? How come these profit were not used to compensate the people? Why gave so much bonuses to Petronas staff? Is Petronas staffs the only one can benefit from the high oil price? Is Petronas staff the only Malaysian citizens?

Malaysia is governed by bunch of incompetent and corrupt officials. It is very sad for the people because we have to entrust our fate and future onto these corrupt officilas, not to mention, very stupid.

Our only hope is for the next generation to be better than the current one. Let's hope that today's parents will guide and teach their off springs good values and morale. These children are our hope to eradicate corrupt government since these children will be our future leaders.

We cannot trust the current leaders, either from the ruling government or the oppositions. Both are corrupt.

09 June 2010

Only half of police weapons lost recovered

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein told the Dewan Rakyat today that the Royal Malaysian Police Force lost 62 firearms, comprising 36 semi-automatic pistols, 51 revolvers and two sub-machine guns, since 2001.

Hishammuddin in a written reply to Chua Tian Chang (PKR-Batu) said, of the 62 weapons lost, only 28 units were recovered, namely four semi-automatic pistols and 24 revolvers.

He added that 58 police vehicles had also been reported lost, comprising 49 motorcycles, three cars, a van and a four-wheel drive.

Chua had made a written request for the Home Minister to report how many logistic equipment, including vehicles and firearms, the police force (PDRM) had lost since 2001


Where is the other half? In the hands of Indon gang robbers? Or in the hands of triad?

with police losing such weapons, are we still safe to live in Malaysia? or are they sold to get more cash as police gaji is so low; it is time to double the salary of the police force!!!

16-year-old boy alleged he was beaten by policeman

Following various media reports on police abuse of power, another report emerged when a construction worker alleged that he was beaten by a Serian policeman. Sixteen-year-old Sharil ak Baini had a swollen left eye, face and mouth following the incident that occurred last Thursday.
Initially, Sharil said he were together with several friends at a bus stop in Kampung Sarok when a police patrol car arrived. His friends managed to escape while Sharil was left alone there caught by the officers.

A policeman then slapped and punched him on the face. He was later chucked into the vehicle. Later on, the same officer who beat him pulled him out of the car. He was then questioned by the same officer who inquired his reasons for running away when they saw a patrol car. Again, Sharil was beaten by the policeman.

When his family members went to the police station around 6 in the morning, they were told to return at 11 am. Sharil was only released two hours later. When his father, Baini saw the bruises on his son's face, he took him to the hospital for medical treatment.

Baini later went off to the station with his brother, Jeliak. Both stumbled the same officer at the station. The policeman asked whey they lodged a complaint against him. The policeman then pushed Baini and Jeliak.

Jeliak fell flat on face. On the other hand, the angry policeman said Baini punched him. In the end, the brothers ran away while the officer chased them around the station. Subsequently thereafter, they lodged a police report at Simpang Tiga police station in Kuching.

Meanwhile, state assemblyman Violet Yong expressed that police abuse of power must stop immediately. Police have to behave with discipline and do their jobs with integrity instead of punching and kicking suspects. Yong hoped that Sharil's case would be investigated without fear or favour to any parties.


16-year-old boy alleged he was beaten by policeman ... This is what you get from UMNO/BN !!


SC, Bursa vow action if BCorp broke rules in Ascot buy

The Securities Commission (SC) and Bursa Malaysia will take appropriate action should there be elements of misrepresentation with regards to Berjaya Corporation Berhad’s (BCorp) proposed acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd for its sports betting licence which the government has denied issuing.

In a statement here today, a spokesperson for SC said both Bursa Malaysia and SC would take appropriate action as provided for by the Listing Requirements and the securities laws.

“Bursa Malaysia is looking into this matter, including the disclosures and statements made by BCorp and other parties,” the spokesperson said in the statement published by the Bernama news agency.

The spokesperson said in this regard, Bursa Malaysia would take appropriate steps, including where necessary, requesting BCorp to issue further clarification.

The Malaysian Insider reported this morning that the SC had told Bursa to query BCorp, which is owned by tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan — the main shareholder of Ascot Sports.

Bursa yesterday referred The Malaysian Insider to the company’s announcement of its intended acquisition of a controlling stake in Ascot Sports, which was not unconditional, and declined to comment on whether it would query Berjaya Corporation.

“Bursa Malaysia highlighted to The Malaysian Insider that the conditions of the re-issuance of the licence is stated in the announcement made by Berjaya Corp Berhad on 12 May 2010,” a Bursa official wrote in an e-mail response to questions about whether Berjaya Corporation would be queried.

In the announcement, Berjaya Corporation had stated that “the Minister of Finance has given its approval for the re-issuance to Ascot of the licence to carry out sports betting operations upon certain terms and conditions.

“Ascot proposes to commence its sports betting operation in the 2nd half of the year 2010 with its retail betting operations being housed at 220 selected Sports Toto outlets, subject to relevant approvals being obtained.

“In addition, Ascot also proposes to provide telephone betting services to customers who wish to register accounts with them. The primary focus of Ascot will be on sports betting on soccer games in the initial stages with the aim of increasing their product service offering to other sports in the future subject to the terms and conditions of the licence.”

However, Berjaya Corporation also stated that its proposed acquisition of Ascot Sports was conditional on, among others, “the re-issuance of the licence pursuant to Section 5(1) of the Pool Betting Act, 1967 (revised 1983) or such other laws or legislation that regulate or govern the conduct and operation of the sports betting operations of Ascot by the Minister of Finance to Ascot.”

The proposed acquisition by Berjaya Corporation of Tan’s 70 per cent stake in Ascot included a personal guarantee from the tycoon that the company would make a cumulative net profit of at least RM375 million for the first three years of operation.

Bursa Malaysia officials had pointed out today that because of the conditions of the proposed acquisition, Berjaya Corporation’s filing was accurate.

If the company and its directors, including Tan, had misled the exchange, they would have been subject to sections 177 and 369 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007.

Section 177 states: “A person shall not make a statement, or disseminate information, that is false or misleading in a material particular and is likely to induce the sale or purchase of securities by other persons or is likely to have the effect of raising, lowering, maintaining or stabilising the market price of securities if, when he makes the statement or disseminates the information — (a) he does not care whether the statement or information is true or false; or (b) he knows or ought reasonably to have known that the statement or information is false or misleading in a material particular.”

Section 369 of the same Act states that a person who knowingly makes a false or misleading statement to the Commission or stock exchange relating to the affairs of a listed corporation shall, on conviction, be liable of a fine not exceeding RM3 million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.

It was reported last month that the government had re-issued the licence to Ascot Sports after the original licence was cancelled by the previous administration under Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Tan had first obtained the licence in 1987 but had “asked the government to take it back” when the venture was unsuccessful. He retained the right of first refusal if the government decided to re-issue the licence.

Ascot Sports, which is currently a dormant company, recorded net liabilities and net loss of RM11.2 million and RM4.6 million respectively for the financial year ended December 31, 2008


S.C. and Bursa Malaysia, if both agencies have some credibality in its word, Vincient Tan document itself to Bursa will talk whether any law have been broken. Simply exhibit the document and the public will know the commision of the offence. S.C. and Bursa please exhibit the document. It is definately not a Official Secret document (Sulit) under the Official Secret Act. It is a public investment document. Please don't cheat the public.

DAP wants PM referred to rights and privileges committee for misleading in sports betting issue

Tony Pua, the DAP Member of Parliament of Petaling Jaya Utara said that the party is demanding for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the prime minister to be referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee for allegedly misleading the Parliament on the sports betting license which were supposedly awarded to Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the Berjaya Group tycoon.

He said “The Finance Ministry had misled Parliament when in its written reply to a question it denied awarding a sports betting licence to Tan’s Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd. Berjaya Corporation, a public-listed company controlled by Tan, had confirmed that the Finance Minister has awarded the license to Ascot in a filing last month to Bursa Malaysia about its acquisition of Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd. This is in direct contradiction to what the finance minister had announced yesterday. It is a clear and direct contradiction. One of the terms announced by the Finance Minister yesterday was that public feedback was required. If public feedback was required I think Berjaya Group would have put that necessary announcement. However, they made no reference to that,”

He added that “We want the Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib to clarify and state clearly if they have actually issued an approval and what are the conditions. The conditions could not have included public feedback. If he has then it is a serious breach of parliamentary privileges and I think there is no reason why he should not be referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee for this particular error. On the 12 of May when the announcement was made, Berjaya Corporation shares traded at its highest volume for the year. It traded at 44,680,000 shares. Highest for the year and that day the shares hit a high of RM1.72. Today after the Finance Minister’s announcement, the price is RM1.39. It has dropped by 19 per cent, who will bear the cost?”

Berjaya Group recently stated that “The Minister of Finance has given its approval for the re-issuance to Ascot of the license to carry out sports betting operations upon certain terms and conditions,”


Refer the case to utter most level
Being a Chairman of a listed company
He should not be making misleading statement and be scot free,

If every Listed Company Chairman are to make misleading statement,
Just to manipulate the share market.
This will cause heavy consequences to the stock market as a whole.

It's a Drama country,
Full of craps...
How do we believe the words of our Leaders.

Do you think anyone with a right mind will think that this corrupted and lying UMNO head can be brought before the Rights and Privileges Committee for allegedly misleading the Parliament? We are talking of a blooming SOB! Those assholes sitting in the committee, especially from the BN side have all their balls tightly squeezed by this evil man!

Nazri tells what Apco had done for government

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Deparment gave an account on the Apco Worldwide’s role for the government where they were paid RM77million on a 1 year contract. So far, no one from the BN (Barisan Nasional) said anything about Apco’s involvement while the opposition front had tirelessly linked the government with Apco for the 1Malaysia campaign mooted by the prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. As a result, Anwar has been referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee for misleading the house on the claims.

Nazri, in his reply to Tian Chua, the PKR Batu MP said "Apco Worldwide was hired to implement a comprehensive communications service in order to upgrade government communications capacity to be in line with best world practices. Apco also provided support to the government in international media relations and strategic planning as well as research and analysis. However he did not specify what exactly Apco did for the federal government in those areas. The consultancy firm is also engaged in training government personnel in various areas of strategic communications to upgrade their skill level and improve coordination between ministries. These include basic skills like how to read and monitor media as well as how to build websites on the Internet. In addition to the above, government personnel are also taught to observe "social media best practices" - which could refer to social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter - as well as how to handle issues in discussions and prepare communication plans. It is hoped that this will result in government officers with the ability to run communication programmes with effective modern methods So far, 500 officers from 15 ministries have been trained by Apco, adding that the government is currently satisfied with the services of the consultancy firm.”


RM77million on a 1 year contract is a hell of money and could have been used for better purposes as to get the Merdeka Survai approval for the PM up - since NO ONE in Malaysia heeds their numbers - or have you taken part in it?

no need for you to tell us lah, what Apco have done to the UMNO bastards...they screwed you assholes with our taxpayers' money and fed you lot with all the Zionist shit!
It does not need a superior race to curl their fingers at the sub par UMNO shallow low beings. You Ketuanan UMNO Melayu assholes, you were made a blady sucker by Apco.

a war can be won without one shot fired - by taking the government 'hostage' with getting secret info from them and place computer programs which leak info back to the hostage taker!

and our government is happy to have them on board???

PM’s approval rating rise to over 70%

According to a survey conducted by the Merdeka Centre, the approval rating for the prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak rose to a record high of 72%. In April last year, Najib’s ratings were at 69%. Ibrahim Suffian, the head of Merdeka Centre said that “Part of the electorate felt the country was heading in the right direction.” The survey was conducted via telephone where some 1,028 registered voters were asked to give their views on the PM’s performance, the NKRAs and the direction of the country. The voters who took part in the survey are aged 21 and above.

He added that "The economy is doing reasonably well, the nation's leaders are more dynamic and the general conditions in the country remain peaceful and conducive for further development. However, while public applauded efforts by the Government to address the country's issues, it was cautious on whether the goals could be achieved. The poll found 77% of Malays, 58% of Chinese and 80% of Indians expressing satisfaction over Najib's performance. The results also showed that 53% of voters chose "fighting corruption" as the most important issue the Government should concentrate on. The poll revealed that 61% of the respondents were dissatisfied with efforts to fight corruption while 57% were dissatisfied with efforts to combat crime.”



I nearly fell off my chair when i read this.Get real Malaysia...stop lying and twisting to the rakyat as we have had enough of your daily bullshit!

Wahhhhhhhh! "Mongolian linked KILLER" SCORED ANABOVE 70% OF APPROVAL RATING.
UMNO PM have the balls now to call for a snap GE, don't always hide behind Fat Mama's broadside!
Merdeka Poll, you must have rounded up all Perkasa members to do your polling..."You help me and I will help you!" Haram money is the order of the day!

07 June 2010

Hulu Selangor, Sibu MPs sworn in

Wong is sworn in as an MP before the Speaker in Parliament, June 7, 2010.

Two new members of Parliament took their oath of office today in the Dewan Rakyat.

They are P. Kamalanathan, the MIC information chief who won the Hulu Selangor seat for the Barisan Nasional (BN) on April 25, and Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng, who won the Sibu seat on May 16.

Both of them took their oath before Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, who said he hoped that the MPs would discharge their duties well as elected representatives.

Kamalanathan had beaten Datuk Zaid Ibrahim of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) to capture the Hulu Selangor seat in the by-election there.

Wong, who is also state assemblyman for Bukit Assek, had beaten Robert Lau Hui Yew of the BN and independent candidate Narawi Haron to win the Sibu seat, also in a by-election. —

Ex-PKR MPs form Independent bloc

Five ex-PKR-turned Independent MPs today announced the formation of an Independent Consensus (Konsensus Bebas) in Parliament, in a move that could benefit Barisan Nasional (BN) because of their animosity toward Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim, Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng, Bagan Serai MP Mohsin Hj. Samsuri, Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Noordin and Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong said that the consensus will be a ”third force” whereby it offers “the rakyat an effective voice in Parliament.”

“Konsensus Bebas will be an effective, independent and non-partisan Parliamentary bloc. Voicing views and taking political actions independently, transcending partisan politics in presenting our stance and policies as Independent Members of Parliament.

“We believe that the formation of Konsensus Bebas is the best solution for us as members of Parliament to present issues of national and public interest collectively and effectively.

“With this general agreement, Konsensus Bebas is convinced that it is able to execute its responsibilities as a parliamentary bloc without the patronage of any political party,” said Zahrain, the spokesman of the newly-formed bloc.


The independent block does not hold the balance of power. BN bills can still go through without their support. They will eded up as a millow, Starved out of resources to carry out their mission. if they want to be truly independednt, they must be independent, make decision based on their independent principle

They will soon become irirrelevat

Firstly you have cheated the voters. If you all thinks by being "independant bloc" more effective you should have contested as Independant. So you don't have the right the represent the people who voted you as PKR candidate anymore. What type of politicians are you? Can i say, swindle the voters. In the next GE try contesting as Independant and see how you all will performed.

This will be the shortest lived group of politicians. Their political careers are history come the next election if God doesn't take them earlier.

the most despicable of all politicians, shameless, Judas of them all, dare even to shows their faces in our august parliament. These kataks, unprincipled and lame politicians. Please disappear from society. Who are you serving except yourselves!

Khalid leaves management reshuffle to KSSB

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said he would leave it to the board of directors of the state’s sand mining company, Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB), whether there should be a top management reshuffle in the company.

Khalid, however, said that KSSB’s audit report had clearly indicated the steps to be taken to overcome weaknesses in the company. “The steps to improve and enhance KSSB’S administration are stated in its audit report.

This would help KSSB to address issues such as inefficiency within the company just like what is being done in other successful companies,” he told reporters after closing an education jamboree at Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) near here today.

Khalid said this in commenting on the conclusions made by Selangor’s Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) in its three-day inquiry which ended on last Friday that it had found indications of mismanagement and loopholes in KSSB’s administrative system.

Selcat had probed allegations by Kapar Member of Parliament S.Manikavasagam of alleged corrupt activities involving senior officials of KSSB.

However, the initial findings of Selcat showed there was no evidence of corruption in KSSB as claimed by the MP. Khalid said the Selcat hearing into the allegations was not final and that more witnesses could be called up to give testimony if the need arose.

He also said that action had already been taken against KSSB officers who were found to be inefficient even before the Selcat hearing started.

KSSB, a company involved in the sand and minerals industry, is wholly-owned by Mentri Besar Incorporated.


If the activity of the co. is to manage thesand in Selangor, it is no big deal. Why should it sound so big. How many directors does the company has and how muchf directors fees or salaries does tthe co. incur?

Get rid of the bnoard of directors. There must be others who can do better.

What ever the mismanagement, there ought to be corruption involved. Dig deeper and sure there must be. Conduct lifestyle audit, sure they live beyoind their means.

Looks like Khalid may well lose Selangor to UMNO over the sand matter.

Selangor MB - don't know how to Sandiwara but said "if you leak out information,then you must face the music of blackmail"

Mike - Keep singing and exposed them and get blackmail as your MB said.
BN - you have make enough $$$,please keep your mouth shut and don't "SANDIWARA".

Most politician trading LIES and hardcore supporters of PKR buy their LIES. Politician - work for $$$ for future election fund and their deep pocket.

We can be racial but can't be racists.

06 June 2010

Sports betting licence is BN ‘payback’

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) today launched its anti-sports betting movement with a leader alleging that tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan was awarded the licence in return for financing Barisan Nasional’s recent by-election campaigns.

Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad made the allegation hours before Tan himself called a press conference over the licence issued for football pools.

“I am confident that this was done by the prime minister because he owed a favour to Berjaya Group for supporting Barisan Nasional in the past 11 by-elections,” Khalid told PR supporters today.

“Much money was spent [in the by-elections], a portion of which most likely came from Berjaya Group, and this licence was awarded as payback,” he added.

Khalid was speaking at the launch of the People’s Anti-Gambling Movement by Pakatan Rakyat component parties’ Youth wings and NGOs in front of Sogo here.

He criticised the government’s decision to legalise sports betting without parliamentary debate, calling the move “shocking and sudden”.

“I think they probably realised... that the state of the nation’s finances was not as good as they’ve been claiming all this while,” he said.

Khalid claimed that only two parties were set to benefit from the legalisation of sports betting.

“The first are the gambling bosses and the second are the Ah Longs (loan sharks)... and maybe the third is Barisan Nasional because Berjaya will continue to contribute to Barisan Nasional,” he said.

“This represents a sacrificing of people’s rights... for Barisan Nasional’s short-term gains.”

He added that they were not only against sports betting but all forms of gambling.

“Society has been made sick by problems arising from gambling... Let’s not add more sickness.

“We reject Umno and Barisan Nasional’s actions in passing this [sports] betting licence. [This is] the start of our efforts to educate society to stay away from the... practice of gambling which doesn’t benefit or profit anyone except gaming bosses and loan sharks,” Khalid said.

The Najib administration issued a sports betting licence last month to Tan’s Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd, which Berjaya Group — also controlled by Tan — is expected to take a 70 per cent stake in.

The move has been widely seen as an attempt to replenish state coffers, already suffering from a wide deficit, ahead of the 2010 World Cup finals next week.

According to one Reuters report, the sports betting business in Malaysia could be worth between RM612 million and RM8 billion a year.


Are we missing the elephant in the room?

Isn't the real problem the crime syndicates that run illegal gambling AND fund the gamblers through loan-sharking?

Whether we legalise sports betting, casino games, horse racing or not is irrelevant in the face of flourishing organised crime.

Sacked MIC leaders to sue Tamil Nesan for defamation

Two recently expelled MIC leaders will be suing Tamil Nesan daily for defamation after it accused them of being a part of an “anti-MIC group” in its newspaper report today.

The leaders, former MIC Youth deputy chief V. Mugilan and former central working committee member G. Kumar Aamaan, said in a statement this evening that the daily had printed their “crossed-out” pictures on the front page of its newspaper today and had wrongfully accused them of going against the party.

“This is a preposterous accusation by them as we have made our group’s stand very clear from the very beginning, which even spells out as GAS, an acronym for Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu.

“We are against the individual and his outmoded leadership, not the party which we are still a part of and proud of,” their statement said.

The duo said the daily, owned by party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu’s family, was desperately attempting to cast aspersions and disparagement on their cause.

Mugilan (picture) and Kumar Aamaan pointed out that their cause to seek for Samy Vellu’s early retirement was a “noble” one, saying that their expulsions from the party contravened the MIC constitution.

“Article 14.2.1 states that no member should make or be party to the making of any statement to the press on any matter concerning the party, party affairs or any member of the party which is detrimental to the party or is contrary to its policy or objectives.

“This was the reason stated in the expulsion letter. Now, we put it to them to prove which part of our statements made to the press was detrimental to the party when we were merely requesting for Samy Vellu to step down for the greater good of the party and the community,” they said.

Mugilan and Kumar Aamaan pointed out that Samy Vellu was an individual who was destroying the party and their call for him to resign was in line with MIC’s objectives.

“Hence, by making accusations (in the newspaper) like this, they (Tamil Nesan) are trying to confuse the community and the party members over and over again by calling us an ‘anti-MIC group’ when, in essence, our noble cause is to oust one person from destroying the very fundamental principles of the party and democracy as a whole,” they said.

As such, Mugilan and Kumar Aamaan said they would soon be filing a defamation suit against Tamil Nesan, the country’s oldest Tamil-language daily, through the legal firm Thiru Kumar Esq and T. Rajasekaran, for its act of “attempting to confuse the community” and for putting them in a “bad light” among their colleagues.

Both Mugilan and Kumar Aamaan, who were summarily expelled by Samy Vellu himself after they pushed for his early retirement, are appealing their sackings.

The two will also be launching a second GAS programme on June 13 in Klang.


Reasons why Samy has to hang-on to power refusing to step down from the throne, despite knowing pretty well that he is no longer wanted there by his people, only him, his son and MIC members know .

We all urge Samy to go peacefully and leave to god to do the rest. Do not hang on any longer since you are no longer relevant.

Samy is great, why you want to oust him, let him take his transition time. But one thing I would like to advise the day samy leaves the MIC will b uckle up because nobody will pump money into MIC as what samy has done.Mugilan can you do it see for your self the day samy steps down. MIC will go into the Dust Bin, Thats the end of MIC.....

Cabinet reshuffle: Umno Youth not dismayed by Khairy’s exclusion

Umno Youth is not dismayed by its leader Khairy Jamaluddin’s exclusion from the second Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as claimed by the opposition.

Umno Youth vice-chief Datuk Razali Ibrahim said the revamp involved only the MCA, MIC, the PPP and the SUPP.

“But the opposition made it out as if Khairy was ignored. It is funny and clearly showed a lack of political maturity on their part by trying to distort facts to mislead the people.

“We do not feel anything... It is the prerogative of the prime minister to appoint anyone in the reshuffle,” he told reporters after closing the Pengkalan Chepa Kite Festival at Kampung Sering here today.

Razali, who is Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, was commenting on reports in a number of websites which questioned why Khairy, who is MP for Rembau, was left out in the recent reshuffle.

On the Israeli commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid-carrying ship, Razali said Umno Youth would launch a short messaging service (SMS) campaign with each SMS costing 50 sen.

He said proceeds from the campaign would be donated to a humanitarian fund to assist the oppressed Palestinians.


This cabinet is ineffective for 10 Malaysia Plan. Adding Khairy would do more harm esp when TDM is still around and exerting undue influence.

Vincent Tan to donate RM525m sports betting stake buyout

In a bid to quell a growing uproar over his sports betting licence, tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan today said he will donate the entire RM525 million from the sale of the stake to charity.

The money is proceeds from the 70 per cent stake in Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd that is being sold to his listed Berjaya Corp Berhad.

“I will get zero from this deal,” he told reporters, saying the money will go to his Better Malaysia Foundation which was set up two years ago.

Tan (picture) said after the deal with Berjaya Corp, his son Datuk Robin Tan Yeong Ching will retain the remaining 30 per cent stake in Ascot Sports.

The Berjaya Corp chairman and chief executive officer said this to dispel unsubstantiated claims that the money from the deal would go to the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN).

“Following the re-issue of the sports betting licence to Ascot Sports, unsubstantiated and wild allegations have been made by some quarters about how I have been unjustly enriched by this.”

He said it was also insinuated that in the process, some government officials and political parties have also benefited.

“In order to put to rest all these allegations I have decided to donate the entire proceeds that I expect to receive from the sale of my 70 per cent stake in Ascot Sports.”

Tan also lashed out at fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin for raising the allegations.

“The allegations are pure nonsense,” he said.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties today launched an anti-gambling movement, saying the sports betting licence is a payback for Tan’s contribution to BN’s war chest for by-election campaigns.

DAP and PR have also gone on a crusade against them, accusing the ruling coalition of enriching the tycoon but impoverishing the people.

But Tan said his foundation would focus on education and scholarships when the deal is completed.

“With divine blessing I hope to donate more to the foundation,” he said.

Tan disclosed he was inspired by the charitable acts of other tycoons like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.

He said his dream is to eventually donate RM1 billion to the foundation, adding that the foundation would be run transparently.

The tycoon, who has diversified interests from hotels to wireless broadband, also lashed out at PR for protesting against sports betting.

He said there been lots of “interest” in sports betting.

“Loud voices of what I believe is the minority,” said Tan, adding he is totally convinced it’s all about politics.


How bout these... it will help if u dont apply the licence... less malaysians gamble, less malaysians in trouble.
We dont need the charity at all....
Thanks but no thanks...

who has ever benefited from this "Better Malaysia Foundation"???

Better Malaysia Foundation belongs to him so it's basically from right hand to left hand. The money is still in his pocket! If he is really sincere, why not donate to WWE, Makna, etc.

It is not a matter of donating the entire of proceeds of sales to charity, afterall, Berjaya is still the owner of Sports Toto of which Vincent is boss. It is a matter of mutual respect for each other. As a matter of fact, Vincent should understand that Malaysia is an Islamic state and gambling is haram in Islam. So, please respect each other ok Vincent? Just return the money derived from the sales of 70% stake of Ascot Sports to Sports Toto and kindly return the license accordingly. It is clear, very clear that Malaysians of all races, not only the Muslims are very much against sports betting, particularly, football betting. Just do not introduce sports betting to Malaysians and Muslims!

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