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19 June 2010

Najib defends Bakke’s appointment at Sime Darby

Datuk Seri Najib Razak insisted today Datuk Mohd Bakke Salleh was the right man to helm Sime Darby Berhad despite criticisms about his previous track record at Felda Holdings Bhd.

The Felda Holdings group managing director succeeded Sime Darby’s top executive Datuk Seri Ahmad Zubir Murshid after the latter was asked to go on leave a month ago following costs overruns from the Bakun dam project and another energy project in Qatar.

But complaints about Felda’s depleting cash reserves have surfaced following Bakke’s appointment to Sime Darby.

“If we look at his track record, Datuk Bakke (picture) has the ability to improve Sime Darby,” Najib told reporters today.

The government had recently admitted that Felda’s cash reserve fell from a high of RM4.08 billion in 2004 to RM1.35 billion in 2009, a decline of 67 per cent.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders have blamed Najib and Bakke for Felda’s dwindling cash reserves, with former Land and Co-operatives Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong alleging that the decline took place when the two men took over.

On the other hand, the troubled Sime Darby reportedly suffered losses amounting to more than RM1.7 billion from the mismanagement of four oil and gas projects, namely the Bakun dam, QP, MOQ and Marine projects.

In his filing to Bursa Malaysia, Sime Darby chairman Tun Musa Hitam had said that Bakke was chosen for his proven track record in managing large corporations, necessary experience in corporate restructuring exercises as well as management expertise in the plantation and property industries.

It is understood that Bakke’s appointment had met some resistance from veterans in the Sime Darby group, who generally do not like outsiders helming the organisation.

Sources said the Islamic banker will have a major job of winning over staffers of the plantation-to-power conglomerate apart from dealing with a chairman and board which have been tarred by the financial fiasco that felled Zubir.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) started investigations into Sime Darby last month, beginning with a probe on the conglomerate’s internal inquiry, believed to have started nine months ago, to determine the real extent of the losses in the energy and utilities division.

“It was not a hurried decision because (the board)’s internal evaluation (of Bakke) has been done together with a third party,” said Najib in reference to Bakke’s appointment five days ago.

While no timeframe has been determined for Bakke to start at Sime Darby, Musa had said it would be possible for him to join even before Zubir’s contract ends in November.

Bakke is the group president and chief executive officer of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd (Felda Global).

The 56-year-old was also the group managing director of Felda Holdings, group managing director and chief executive of Lembaga Tabung Haji, and has served as the director of the Property Division of Pengurusan Danaharta Berhad.

Bakke has also served in several companies within the Permodalan Nasional Berhad group.

Musa had said that he and the board of directors could ultimately be held accountable for the losses and the forensic audit being conducted by Deloitte and KPMG could implicate the board.

The third phase of the forensic audit is ongoing and is expected to be completed by August after which decisions will be made on what actions needed to be taken, the board said.

The huge losses of Sime Darby together with another GLC, Pos Malaysia Berhad which has incurred losses amounting to RM227 million over the past three years, have caught the attention of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.

The committee had announced that it would haul up the management of both companies to explain the losses.


maybe sime darby's cash reserves will be depleted soon too

Another 'half-Bake' to steer Sime Darby out of the woods? I doubt it!

Khairy dares Anwar to prove RM2m crossover claim

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar has challenged Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to reveal by Monday the proof to back his claim that PKR members of Parliament have been enticed with RM2 million each to become independents.

He said if Anwar failed to show proof by then, then it could be assumed that the Permatang Pauh MP had lied in the matter.

“If he has proof, then he must divulge it immediately. He should not poison the people’s minds at talks by tarnishing the image of Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the matter of crossovers,” he told reporters after opening the Bagan Datoh Umno Youth delegates meeting here last night.

The Rembau MP said the five PKR MPs who declared themselves as independents had left PKR owing to an internal party crisis and were not enticed to do so by Umno or the BN.

Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also BN Youth chairman, said BN Youth was streamlining the election machinery to face the next general election.


A corrupt opportunist who knows no shame is at it again. Given your track record, please think of something good for the people instead of apple-polishing others. Deep down inside, you know the opportunity to be a future prime minister is lost. How do you really feel that being a youth leader, you are not fit to partake in any ministral position.

Eli Wong sees red over 'political violence', slams Zahrain

Selangor state executive councillor and Bukit Lanjan rep Elizabeth Wong has called the resurfacing of her sex scandal a 'discrimination and prejudice against women victims'.

"It comes as no surprise that Barisan Nasional continues to subject me to political violence by assaulting and violating my personal life, by continuously victimising victims," said Wong in a statement today.

Wong, whose lewd pictures were made public more than a year ago, was the subject of attack by pro-BN Bayan Baru independent MP Zahrain Mohd Hashim yesterday.
Former PKR parliamentarian Zahrain accused his former boss Anwar Ibrahim of trying to cover up the scandal. He alleged that Anwar had promised to show them a video involving Wong performing oral sex but had yet to do so.

Anwar today denied the allegation and claimed that Zahrain was hired to assasinate his character. [Read: Anwar has not seen exco's 'sex video']
Meanwhile, an incensed Wong said that she wasn't surprised that Barisan Nasional is continuing to subject her to 'political assault'.

“While Zahrain and his team were wallowing in gutter politics yesterday, I was proposing in the Selangor state exco meeting to address a critical national issue, of outstanding students needing our help to further their education,” she said.
She pointed out that it has been exactly fourteen months since she returned to work with the Selangor government after taking leave last year.

When the scandal broke, Wong volunteered to resign but Selangor menteri besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim decided to retain her on the basis that the scandal was a personal issue.

“It was the hardest decision I've had to make and it hasn't gotten easier,” she said.
“But I also made a decision to continue serving my constituents, my state and country, and to send a message to all victims of criminal intimidation to stand firm and not retreat into silence.”

“This is why I returned to office, to show Pakatan Rakyat policies and politics are for a better Malaysia. And I now call upon the people to reject discrimination and prejudice against women victims.”

She also said Anwar and other PKR leaders have always been supportive of her, unlike what was claimed by Zahrain.

"Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, Anwar Ibrahim and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail have supported me from the very instance this issue surfaced," she said.
Wong have always maintained that the exposed pictures were taken without her consent.

RM60m spent to install CCTV cameras in 25 local authorities

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has allocated almost RM60 million to install and manage 496 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in 25 local authority areas nationwide to reduce crime, Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said today.

He said the allocation was for a five-year period and all the CCTV cameras were expected to be installed by the end of August this year.

The locations of the CCTV cameras were selected based on information given by the police, he told reporters at his office here after chairing a meeting on his ministry’s plans.

Reducing crime is one of the National Key Result Areas (NKRAs) and the ministry has been given the responsibility of installing the CCTV cameras in the local authority hotspots nationwide,’ he said.

‘If we can reduce crime in this way, then we will apply to the government to install more CCTV cameras next year,’ he added.

In the Klang Valley, 24 CCTV cameras each have been installed in Shah Alam, Ampang Jaya, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Selayang, and 16 each in Klang and Kajang. — Bernama


500 cameras at a very high price of say RM1000, costs only RM500,000.

Pay RM2,000 for cabling for each camera using the best cable there is, the cost of which is RM1,000,000.

Each local authorithy haven its own monitoring station and the equipment cost you a hefty RM100,000 each, the total is RM2,500,000. Ok, let us put it at RM200,000 each, it still cost only RM5,000,000.

Maintenance, not absolutely necessary, we put it at a cut throat price of RM10,000 a mth. 25 local aothority for 5 years (60 mths), the total,maintenance work out to be a heftyRM15 million.

What is the grand total? RM21,500,000.

How does RM60,000,000 work out. Another ripped off, another direct negotiation ot fixup.

BN/UMNO government taking the reason of reducing crime to rip off rakyat money. G13 must vote them out, if not Malaysia will happen like Greece in 2019.

Poor denied full enjoyment of World Cup

The 2010 edition of the Fifa World Cup, billed “The Greatest Show on Earth”, is currently being enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people all over the world via live television telecast.

However, one segment of the Malaysian population, the poor low-income group, is being deprived of much of the enjoyment and excitement as they cannot afford to subscribe to Astro, and TV1 is only broadcasting a few selected live matches.

It is surely unfortunate and discriminating that those who are poor and cannot afford to subscribe to the paid-TV monopoly are being denied the opportunity to enjoy to the fullest what almost every other person in the world is enjoying now.

TV1 only broadcasts a few selected matches, many of them delayed telecasts or token repeat telecasts of some matches.

Why should there be such a scenario in Malaysia? Why were the poor not taken into consideration when the arrangement for live telecast was being made?

Why is RTM not broadcasting live all the matches? Why should there be a monopoly in such matters? Is there any sinister motive on the part of the federal government or its officials in deciding not to telecast all matches live, to force the people to subscribe to the paid-TV service?

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak talks a lot about 1 Malaysia and his dream of the country becoming one great united nation, but such myopia on the part of his minister responsible for broadcasting is promoting the further marginalisation of the low-income people already on the economic periphery of the nation.

Perhaps, the decision-makers who have all the comfortable and luxury things of high living at their disposal are not aware or are simply indifferent to the plight of the poor and underprivileged.

Why should there be such class distinction, such discrimination, such differences in our beloved nation, in which certain privileged persons get to enjoy to the fullest all the live telecasts of the World Cup, while certain poor and marginalised persons are deprived of such simple pleasure?


Not only the poor are deprived. With the cost of living rising so rapidly, many of us middle income earners with school/college going children could not afford to subscribe to paid tv too. We are also deprived of the excitement unlike years back when private tv channels was given the right to air the world cup. This is so frustrating to many of us.

Even indonesia, the phillipines, fiji and seychelles show it live on free tv... Y cant Msia? Maybe the ones in power need some pocket money... so they charge it higher!!!

Najib asks names for his new cat

Najib up close with his new pet.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak welcomes suggestions of names for the kitten he bought yesterday.

“My family and I are in the process of picking out a name for it, but I welcome suggestions from you,” he said in his blog today.

The prime minister said that having had cats for pets before, he picked it up and was instantly taken by this cuddly creature.

“I am sure my daughter will be excited to meet it the next time she comes home,” he said.

Najib said that at the launch of the “Buy Malaysia” campaign yesterday, he was able to make some personal purchases and among these was a spur-of-the-moment buy — an orange-and-white Persian kitten


maybe he himself should be called copyCAT...didn't obama did something similar when his daughters were promised a dog if he was made president??

one datuk song in perak has got his dogs named samy, liong sik and bush. he's running a dog shelter now in near tanjung rambutan.

don't you have betteris things to do, the najib family is trying to show their family wramth, it is useless, make your 10th Malaysia plan works then you can rear all kinds of animals. Useless PM.

18 June 2010

Tian Chua no longer MP, says Karpal

Karpal said there was no doubt that the RM2,000 fine would disqualify Tian Chua

PKR’s chief strategist Chua Tian Chang is no longer a member of Parliament, Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh said today.
The veteran parliamentarian, who is also a lawyer, said the Batu seat automatically became vacant following the High Court decision yesterday, paving the way for the Election Commission (EC) to call for fresh polls. The EC is now mulling the possibility.
“If it’s RM2,000, [Chua’s hopes are] dead. The seat has become vacant. The Federal Constitution clearly states that if it’s RM2,000 or more, you are disqualified. There is no argument about that,” Karpal said, responding to questions over Chua’s status as MP.
Citing the 1975 case of DAP MP Fan Yew Ting as precedent, Karpal said the Dewan Rakyat speaker had declared the Menglembu seat vacant after Fan was convicted under Sedition Act and fined RM2,000.

The DAP chairman noted that the law had been amended after the Fan case to allow for automatic disqualification of an MP upon conviction, without the decision having to pass through the Dewan Rakyat.

High Court judge Datuk Ghazali Cha amended yesterday a lower court’s sentence on Chua for causing hurt to a policeman three years ago, and ordered the PKR man to pay a RM2,000 fine or spend two months behind bars in default. The original fine was RM3,000 or six months’ jail.

Article 48(1)(e) of the Federal Constitution states a person is disqualified from being an MP if he has been convicted in a court of law and sentenced “to a fine of not less than two thousand ringgit”.

“There is no doubt in my mind that the judge meant well [and] wanted to avoid a by-election. But the judge cannot revise his own decision at this point,” Karpal said.

“If the judge sticks to his decision, the seat will have to be declared vacant,” he added.

Chua’s lawyer, Amer Hamzah Arshad, tried to meet Justice Ghazali earlier this morning for clarification but failed.

“We were informed by the judge though his deputy registrar that his grounds are clear and there’s no need for clarification,” Amer told The Malaysian Insider in a text message.

Meanwhile, Chua denied he had paid his fine yesterday, when contacted  this morning.

But Karpal stressed that it did not matter if Chua had paid the fine or not as the judge had already made the order and cannot change it.

Karpal also said that the decision to call for a by-election for the Batu Parliamentary seat was no longer up to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, but in the hands of the EC.

The speaker is usually the authority to alert the EC of a vacancy in the lawmaking body, clearing the way for fresh polls.

“Nobody can intervene in a judicial process. [It would be] contempt of court,” the 69-year-old lawmaker explained.

Karpal, who is also representing de facto PKR chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his Sodomy II trial, said Chua still has options at this point, but that they were limited.

Chua could appeal with the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, but he must file for leave within 14 days of the High Court decision.

But lawyer Sankara Nair pointed out that the appeal may be considered only if there was a “point of law” and he doubted the blunder could be used as a valid reason for an appeal.

“The judge may have erred, [and the] lawyers at that time must have thought he was right,” said Sankara.

The alternative to Chua winning an appeal against the High Court judgment was to seek a royal pardon.


Good la. These kinda monkey business BN do makes PR stronger. Rakyat not blind. Rakyat not stupid. Not TDM era anymore. Can trigger more fire and anger of the voters. The next pangkah will pangkah them out not only Batu but Putrajaya. Lets see!!

It party time for Batu voters. We will have santa claus coming to our place for help - " You help me and I will help you. Tonite if BN wins come to my office, i will get the cheque prepared for RM5.0 million. Another point we batu voters would like to see is the 72% popularities the BN Adminstration claiming to have. If this is true, gurantee BN will win with a 20,000 majority. Ok lets pray for the by-election.
Karpal you really caught the judge off hand - RM2000.00. You are smart in law - our judge can give judgement that ot avoid having a by-election which is wasting public money, still he fine tian chua with RM2000.00 without really reading the fine line. Our judges are really great.

Quickly, Tian C must resign as PKR member and declare himself as a BN-friendly Independent MP!!
Puppy EC chairman will then declare "It's OK, only RM2,000, no problem, he can remain as MP, no buy election lah."

Perkasa, Gertak will ‘die out’ without Dr M, says Nazri

Perkasa, Gertak will ‘die out’ without Dr M, says Nazri

Dr Mahathir was the foundation on which the Malay rights groups are built, says Nazri

Perkasa has been vocal in opposing several of Najib’s reform plans, specifically proposals in the New Economic Model (NEM) which touch on opening up the economy and doing away with affirmative action quotas.

Dr Mahathir, who has also been critical of the NEM, has been seen at many Perkasa functions as well as the Gertak rally on Monday, which was originally scheduled for May 13 — a sensitive issue due to race riots on that date in 1969.

At the rally, he praised the government for rectifying what he called mistakes in the New Economic Model through the recently tabled 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP).

Nazri said Dr Mahathir’s actions were only helping the opposition. — file pic
Dr Mahathir said the 10MP had identified problems which were overlooked by the NEM.

If it were not for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, right-wing groups like Perkasa and Gertak would cease to exist, says Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

The minister in the prime minister’s department said the reason for the rise of these Malay rights groups was because the former prime minister had been endorsing their agenda by “speaking out” against the Najib administration.

The low turnout at the Gertak rally, said Nazri, showed Dr Mahathir did not have the support of the Malay majority.

“He is an icon. Groups like Perkasa, Gertak will die out without Dr Mahathir’s presence,” Nazri told The Malaysian Insider in an exclusive interview this week.

The blunt politician pointed out that the small number of followers within these groups indicated that Dr Mahathir had the backing of only a minority of Malays.

“There are many Malays who believe in what Datuk Seri Najib Razak is doing. (Right-wing) groups like these are just fringe elements,” said Nazri when asked to comment on the low turnout at Gertak’s “Melayu Bangkit” rally in Kuala Terengganu four days ago.

Among the leaders who had attended the rally, which attracted just some 1,000 people, was Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said.

Nazri defended Ahmad’s presence at the rally, saying the mentri besar’s attendance was “out of respect” towards the former PM who ruled the country for 22 years.

“Malays are generally respectful of their elders... the only one who did not go (to the rally) was me,” said Nazri in jest.

Nazri said Dr Mahathir’s actions were only helping the opposition

“(I think) he is the best prime minister the country has had. My issue with him is that after he stopped becoming prime minister he ‘menyusahkan kita’ (troubles us). Dr Mahathir must remember that the prime minister right now is Najib. He should help us. By doing what he’s doing its only helping the opposition,” said Nazri.

The law minister gave an example from the 1990s when Dr Mahathir was Umno president. He had advised Nazri, who was then Umno Youth deputy chief to not make his objections towards the appointment of Tan Sri Rahim Tambi Chik as Umno Youth chief public.

“Back then Dr Mahathir came up to me, and said that if I had any issues I should settle it within these four walls... he said I could approach him about it (the objections). Well, now he (Dr Mahathir) should heed his own advice,” said the outspoken Umno leader.

The Padang Rengas MP said Dr Mahathir was only “destroying his own legacy” by attacking the current Barisan Nasional government.

“By attacking the government, he is destroying his own legacy. He created all of us... I’m his creation, Najib is his creation. Don’t kill your own creations,” said Nazri.


Wow..that Nazri has admitted that he is Mahathir's creation. Najib is also one of them. No wonder he and Najib has very low mentality. We were mistaken by the way Mahathir ran this country for 22 years, we placed him so high and overlooked his mistakes along the ways. The successors are Mahathir creations > Just imagine what is the future of Malaysia. Can anybody imagine?

Same, same, pot calling the kettle black. Eventually, all will die. UMNO will also die, Malaysia bankrupt 2019. Malaya become a colony of Indonesia. Sabah and Sarawak form a new nation with Singapore and Brunei.

just BAN these ngo parties who only verbally talked about protecting and demanding for ONE PARTICULAR RACE ONLY plus its putting itself up like an opposition front against najib's administration plan to improve every race within malaysia.

nazri is RIGHT this time .... !!! i salute him for his boldness !!! however, the rakyat needs to see whether the government will BAN these 'bad-mouth' ngos or not because basically, they are talk-shitting in politics !!! i though ngo means Non-political Organisation so why they talk racial politics ?????

as such, can nazri (the most highest lawyer position in malaysia) convince these ngo be banned ???? just talks only is no good !!!! the rakyat will say its just a show script created by bn !!

Talk Only No Action (NATO) Ban it outright like other deviant groups. No needs to wait till they create serious problems to our beloved country. As for Mahathir, he is trying to act like a dinosaur. Nasri views have no substance but only NATO.
The main topic in most Malaysians' minds still the very same words "CORRUPTION". We need a change of government to stop all the nonsences that being going on for too long.
What say you?

Nik Aziz: Bring on general election

PAS is prepared to face a general election at any time, the party’s spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said today.

The Kelantan mentri besar said that though the authority to call a general election at any time rested with the prime minister, the government should give time before holding a general election to enable the contesting political parties to prepare themselves.

in a country which practises democracy, a general election should not come as a surprise but should be announced early, some three months or so earlier, so that we can all be ready for it,” he told reporters after delivering his weekly Friday sermon at Dataran Ilmu, here.

Nik Aziz was asked to comment on the statement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that the next general election would not be held in the near future and that the actual date of the elections would be a surprise.

Najib told reporters two days ago in Tumpat that he would not dissolve Parliament to call a general election in the near future just because a recent popularity survey showed that the majority of Malaysians were satisfied with his performance.

Nik Aziz said it did not matter to PAS whether the general election was called early or late because the party was always ready for it. — Bernama


Najib want to catch Malaysia by surprise. Just like they caught Perak.

Judge says no medical documents for Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was dealt a blow today when the High Court here dismissed his application to obtain medical documents related to his on-going sodomy trial.

Judge Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah dismissed the application, saying that it had lacked “legal basis” after listening to submissions from the prosecution as well as Anwar’s legal team.

“There is no provision or legal basis for the defence to be supplied with documents. Therefore, I hereby dismiss the application,” said Mohd Zabidin.

Earlier on, Anwar’s lead counsel, Karpal Singh, said that since the application had been made during the course of the trial and not before its commencement, the court “needs to consider that the documents and materials asked for must be relevant to the issues for adjudication.”

“This application for the documents and materials set out in the notice of motion is being made in the course of the trial and after the examination-in-chief of SP2, Dr Mohd Razali Ibrahim, has been given under the observation of the expert for the defence, Dr David Lawrence Noel Wells.

“David Lawrence Noel Wells, who has impeccable qualifications as an expert, particularly in the field of forensic medicine in Malaysian and Australia has affirmed an affidavit in support of the application,” said Karpal.

Karpal argued that the medical documents and reports of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, coupled with the qualifications of the three Hospital Kuala Lumpur doctors who had examined him was “necessary” to allow Dr Wells to advise the defence team on how to cross-examine Dr Razali.

It is understood that a notice of motion was filed to obtain:

1. All clinical notes, reports, materials, and specimens taken by the three Hospital Kuala Lumpur doctors (Dr Khairul Nizam, Dr Mohd Razali Ibrahim, and Dr Siew Sheue Feng) in relation to the examination of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan;

2. Saiful’s complete medical history;

3. Standard sexual assault proforma and sexual assault kits used in HKL;

4. The qualifications of the three doctors.

But Solicitor-General II Datuk Yusof Zainal Abiden claimed that “no grounds” were disclosed in the notice of the motion by the defence team.

Anwar’s team failed to convince the judge that there was a basis for them to be supplied with the medical documents. — file pic
“[T]he applicant failed to particularise the provisions of the law upon which this application is made. The Applicant must clearly state the specific law which entitled him to those documents or materials he is applying for section 51 or 51A of the Code,” said Yusof.

The lead prosecutor also rubbished Anwar’s claims that Dr Razali’s testimony contradicted earlier findings of the HKL medical report with Dr Khairul and Dr Siew.

Dr Razali had told the court that he did not know the locations of swab samples taken from Saiful because he was unaware of the contents of the chemist’s report, and said that it was only made known to him during examination-in-chief by the prosecution.

“At this juncture, the Applicant has not laid down any foundation to show that there is any contradiction or any hunch of the existence of contradiction, to justify the supply of any documents or materials mentioned in the notice of motion.

“Neither has SP2 (Dr Razali) requested for the refreshing of his memory in the course of this trial so as to enable the defence to inspect the necessary documents, if so required,” added Yusof.

Karpal told reporters that the defence team will be appealing the decision.

“A notice of appeal will be sent to the Court of Appeals on Monday,” said Karpal.

Anwar’s chase for documents had begun even before the sodomy trial itself.

He had been unsuccessful previously when the Federal Court quashed his bid to gain access to relevant documents pertaining to the trial prior to its commencement.

Anwar, the 62-year-old PKR de facto leader, is charged with sodomising Saiful at Unit 11-5-1 of the Desa Damansara Condominium in Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara here between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.

The former deputy prime minister has denied the charge, describing it as “evil, frivolous lies by those in power” when the charge was read out to him. He is charged under section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years’ jail and whipping upon conviction. The trial is taking place 18 months after Anwar was charged in court in August 2008.

Anwar was charged with sodomy and corruption in 1998 after he was sacked from the Cabinet and was later convicted and jailed for both offences. He was freed in September 2004 and later resurrected his political career by winning back his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in a by-election in 2008, which had been held in the interim by his wife.

He had earlier led the opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, to a historic sweep of five states and 82 Parliamentary seats in Election 2008.

The sodomy trial proper will commence on July 14.


What is so difficult to give the document as the trail in ongoing. How you expect the defence team to justify. What type of law do we have overhere in Malaysia.

It's very obvious that the judiciary has a part in this circus of freak show trial.

The whole world needs to know how corrupted these officials are.

i have never heard of a court case where evidence is witheld from the defense? Is this a new thing in justice circles?

If the defense (Anwar) cannot get any hard proof regarding the prosecutor's testimonies, how can they know if the prosecutor haven't just fabricated the statements from the documents? Wouldn't that be a bias against the defense?

an innocent guy is accused of sodomy and maybe put to jail for life !!! isn't this good enough to support !!!??? what like of system we have NOW !!!??? the system is 'guilty as charge without having to prove especially if you are a strong voiced-opposition' .

maybe its time to request bn to build more jail structures so that can accomodate them when pr takes over !!!!

actually this is just the waste of time and money,,the bn govn had already decided to jail him get on with it and go to jail for the rakyat ,,the rakyat wsill love u more,,and vote the bn govn out the next time

17 June 2010

Anwar blasts Zahrain’s ‘Eli sex-tape’ claim

PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied today that he possessed or had watched an illicit video allegedly of Bukit Lanjan assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong performing a sex act.

Anwar slammed his former party comrade Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim for making the allegation in Parliament yesterday, accusing him of conveniently having “revelations” only after he made good with Umno.

“Why should we entertain him? Why should we entertain those who have already been paid off? Do you think this is a serious allegation?

“If it is serious, I will produce that video. But no, I did not see it. Maybe he has watched this pornographic film, I do not know,” he said in a press conference at the Parliament lobby here this afternoon.

In his debate on the 10th Malaysia Plan yesterday, Zahrain, the now independent Bayan Baru MP, launched into another attack on his former leader, accusing him of backing the removal of Wong from the Selangor state government.

He claimed that Anwar had informed party leaders that he had in his possession an illicit video of Wong in a supposed sex act and that he would soon reveal it.

Zahrain also claimed that it was Anwar who had suggested that Wong quit from the state government.

“We were shocked by the revelation and he said he would show us the video,” Zahrain had said, adding that till today, the PKR leader had not revealed it.

Today, Anwar slammed Zahrain for using the Parliament as a platform for his “disgusting” politics of accusation.

“You (Zahrain) were already paid, so just take your payment, there is no need to spread lies.

“Elizabeth Wong, as a female politician, has her honour, too. If there is proof, then reveal it. They claimed someone saw the video... who? ‘Anwar.’ But no proof,” he said.

When pressed further on the matter, Anwar rebuked the media for prolonging the issue.

“Do not tell me there is nothing else you can write.

“What do you expect me to do? There was no shred of evidence. If you have a political agenda, it should not be at the expense of engaging in character assassination, gutter politics or character attacks. This is immoral, unethical and unacceptable.

“And on what capacity do you question the morality of others? Do you have higher moral standing? Are you a good, practising Muslim? It is not Islamic ethics to attack someone’s personal life,” said Anwar, in reference to Zahrain.

Wong’s private pictures first surfaced on the Internet in February last year, which resulted in her tendering her resignation to the Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Her resignation was, however, rejected by Khalid and Wong returned to the state administration after she went on extended leave.

Yesterday, Zahrain said Anwar had turned against Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Noordin, for speaking up against Khalid.

“Kulim who criticised the mentri besar for retaining Elizabeth Wong, was later sacked,” Zahrain added.


Zahrain - you are a despicable pig-headed animal to attack elizabeth in this manner.
You should repeat this outside the parliament - so that anwar can sue your pants off!
You are not only a coward - but a traitor and disgrace to us malaysian!

This Zahrain fellow is devoid of any basic human decency to raise the issue of Eli Wong's sex video in the august house which has nothing whatsoever to do the 10MP being debated. He is unethical and does not deserve any respect in spite of his parliamentary status.

He betrayed his constituents and cheated his party He is rotten to the core and now befriends with the Umno/BN government. What does this make of the Umno/BN government?
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Brunei ruler divorces Malaysian wife

Brunei’s sultan announced today he is divorcing his Malaysian wife after five years of marriage

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the 63-year-old absolute monarch of this tiny, oil-rich country on Borneo island, married Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim, a former TV3 news journalist, in 2005.

Azrinaz (left), 30, gave birth to the sultan’s 11th child, a baby boy, less than a year after their wedding and a daughter in 2008.

Brunei’s palace announced on state television and radio late today that the sultan has divorced Azrinaz and revoked all her royal titles.

No other details were made available, but rumours of a royal breakup had been circulating in Brunei.

This is the second divorce for the sultan, whose private fortune has been estimated to total at least US$20 billion (RM65 billion) in recent years. He broke up with former airline stewardess Mariam Abdul Aziz, who is of Bruneian, Japanese and Scottish ancestry, in February 2003 after 21 years of marriage.

He remains married to his first wife, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha, whom he wed in 1967. Their son, Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, is heir to the throne.

The sultan ascended to the throne on Oct. 5, 1967, after his father abdicated.

The sultan’s wealth is legendary. While playing polo with Britain’s Prince Charles, he once had his polo shoes delivered — by helicopter — to the palace field

In 2005, the couple confessed that it was love at first sight despite a 32 year age gap.

The Sultan fell in love with the award winning journalist when she went to Brunei two years ago on a news assignment, and from then on, “he kept watching her read the news on TV3,” according to a close friend of the bride.


Lucky Brunei never formed Malaysia with North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore, otherwise he may not be so rich. Petronas will be richer. Malaya already divorced Singapore but keep raping the other two.
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Lawyers to claim airman ‘tortured’ over stolen jet engines

A Northrop F5-E Tiger is shown.

Lawyers for the family of Sergeant N. Tharmendran, charged with stealing two jet engines, said they are going to “open a can worms” when they file a police report on behalf of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) airman today over his treatment in remand.

Lawyer N. Surendran told The Malaysian Insider that his client has been made a “scapegoat” when he was charged with abetting the theft of the RMAF F5-E jet engines earlier this year and then remanded in Sungai Buloh prison.

“He is just a low-ranking air force personnel and we believe he was charged to protect others.” Surendran told The Malaysian Insider.

The RMAF discovered that the jet engines and their maintenance records were missing on May 22, 2008 and a police report was lodged on Aug 4 the same year.

The engines, purchased in 1972 at a cost of RM303,570 and not RM50 million as initially reported when the story broke, are now reportedly in Uruguay.

The theft was a major embarrassment to the government, followed by reports later that the country’s first submarine — the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman — could not dive in tropical waters. The Perdana Menteri-class submarine is one of two bought under a multi-billion ringgit deal.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had vowed that there would be no cover-up over the engines’ theft, which took place when he was defence minister, while current Defence Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi had said it was an inside job.

Surendran said his client was “made to confess” to the theft and they would reveal exactly what he was “subjected to” after his family lodges a police report at the Brickfields District Police Headquarters this morning.

The 42-year-old air force sergeant and company director K. Rajandran Prasad were jointly charged in the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court on Jan 6 in connection with the missing F5 jet engines.

Unlike his co-accused, Tharmendran was not able to raise the RM150,000 bail set by the Sessions Court and has been in prison for the last six months.

Surendran had filed an appeal at the High Court to reduce the bail amount but no date has been scheduled yet.

“At the most, bail for theft is usually fixed at between RM10,000 and RM20,000, not RM150,000 which is excessive.”

But he claims the prosecution had refused to relent and had argued for the high bail amount to be maintained when the case was last mentioned on March 29.

The prosecution reportedly used “national security” as the basis for their argument.

“This is a miscarriage of justice and raises the question of whether there is a deliberate attempt to keep my client in jail to keep him from revealing what he knows,” the lawyer said.

Tharmendran is accused of stealing the engines in Dec 2007 at the Subang RMAF air base.

He was also charged with conspiring in the theft with senior airman Mohamad Shukri Mohamad Yusop at the material processing shed at the Sungai Besi RMAF base.

He was arrested on Sept 1 last year, and if convicted, faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine.

Rajandran is accused of disposing off the engines on April 30, 2008.

Their trial has been scheduled for five days between July 19 and July 23.


In Malaysia any unlawful act can happened. We dont know the truth yet but one thing is certain. In a corrupt system, a huge piece like a jet engine can easily move about under the eyes of our suppose security force.
If the system is like this, can our defence defend Malaysia?

According to management principles, liability must also extend to the superiors and not just the suspect. After all, what is the purpose of a management structure if the superior is not liable or responsible?

In the final analysis, the head of the ministry must be charged because he and he alone is responsible to the public for his ministry. All other staff are engaged merely to help him do his job. While it is true that all staff are accountable to the head of the ministry, the head of the ministry in turn is accountable to the public. As such, he and he alone is accountable as far as the public is concerned. Yes, he can charge the staff but if he had not done earlier until someone else finds out, then he alone must accept responsibility and take the rap.

its no surprise there's always a scapegoat when a case involves higher personels within the malaysian government. the next thing we will read is government denial of un-fair treatment against the suspect and the lawyer who represent the suspect withdrawing from the case due to 'strong hidden' force towards him and his family.

Tian Chua remains Batu MP

Tian Chua (second right) is congratulated by his party mates despite having his conviction upheld by the High Court

Batu MP Chua Tian Chang and his party — PKR — must have sighed with relief today when the High Court fined him RM2,000 or two months’ jail for biting a police officer outside Parliament in November 2007.

His original sentence of a RM3,000 fine and a six-month jail term would have meant Chua losing his Batu parliamentary seat.

Under Article 48 of the Federal Constitution an MP is disqualified if he is convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year or to a fine of not less than RM2,000.

In October last year, he had been found guilty by the magistrates’ court for obstructing a police officer from performing his duty.

“It’s considered a victory,” the PKR MP better known as Tian Chua told reporters after the decision before rushing off to pay his reduced fine before the counter closed at 4pm.

If Chua does not pay the fine, he will have to spend two months behind bars.

The smiling Chua briefly added that he was surprised by the decision and appreciated the judge taking into consideration the burden another by-election would have on the economy.

If the sentence had been upheld, fresh polls would have to be called to elect a replacement for Chua, who would automatically be stripped of his post as a federal lawmaker.

It would have been the 12th by-election in just over two years since the landmark general elections which saw four states fall to opposition parties.

In his oral judgment this afternoon, Judge Datuk Ghazali Cha noted a by-election would incur more spending of public funds and advised Chua to be more mindful of his behaviour.

“An MP is a leader in his constituency and a role model to the rakyat,” Justice Ghazali said.

Chua insisted he was innocent of the offence but did not elaborate further if he would appeal against his conviction at the Court of Appeal.

Chua’s lawyers, led by Amer Hamzah Arshad, explained later the High Court had made two decisions today: while it had significantly reduced the sentence for Chua, judge Datuk Ghazali Cha upheld magistrate Mohd Faizi Che Abu on Oct 22 last year that the MP was guilty of biting 21-year-old Constable Rosyaidi Anuar.

Amer added that if the MP wished to overturn the “guilty” verdict, he must file an application with the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya.

The lawyer also noted the prosecution could appeal against today’s High Court decision to reduce Chua’s sentence with the appellate court; and added they had 14 days to do so.

16 June 2010

Nazri says ending scholarships may stop brain drain

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has defended the government’s plans to redeploy bright students to study locally instead of overseas, arguing that this could prevent a further “brain-drain” of talent.

“Sending overseas students causes brain-drain where some of them won’t want to come back after studying there for a few years.

“If you keep sending students overseas, when are we going to improve our standards (locally)?” Nazri told The Malaysian Insider earlier this week.

He also believed that the money saved from the scrapping of the Public Service Department’s (PSD) overseas scholarships will be put to better use in “improving the facilities” of local universities.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s department said that if the federal government keeps sponsoring billions of ringgit for students to go abroad to study, local universities would never get to improve.

Nazri claimed that by channelling funds as well as the country’s brightest students within the confines of local universities, the “infrastructure” as well as quality of these institutions would gradually improve.

“We are concentrating on increasing the number of local universities, learning institutions at home. The money can be better off used to improve facilities here,” said Nazri.

In an interview with The Malaysian Insider, the law minister reiterated his points made two days ago in Parliament that the issue of cutting off scholarships was really a “question of affordability.”

Nazri refuted arguments brought up by MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr. Wee Ka Siong that the government should opt to maintain the allotted 1,500 scholarships for undergraduate students and instead make the criteria of awarding the scholarships more transparent. “Wee does not understand. It is not a matter of defining the criteria.

“The question here is affordability. As the government, we have to allocate resources according to priority, and we have to also take into consideration the critical mass,” said Nazri.

Nazri’s remarks come after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s confirmation yesterday that the government will eventually phase out overseas undergraduate scholarships.

Najib had said that government will focus on building more institutions of higher learning to accommodate the increasing number of undergraduates.

Nazri himself had first highlighted the issue when he revealed in Parliament a few days ago that the Cabinet had decided to eventually scrap the 1,500 scholarships offered to students for undergraduate studies overseas.

He had noted that the 1,200 of the 1,500 presently offered to the students would slowly be phased out from next year onwards.

Nazri also brushed off concerns that the standards of public examinations in Malaysia had dropped drastically, therefore resulting in too many students scoring excellent results before entering university.

“I don’t think that the standards have gone down. The students are now getting better. They are scoring good results,” said Nazri


You are wrong, Nazri. Brain drain is due to the likes of Perkasa, NEM, BN, etc. Ask any man on the streets and they will tell you why. Our future "brains" will be those from our local universities and that is a scary thought!

If a country is fair and well manage, there would be no such word as "brain drain". Contrary, all the best brain in any part of the world would dream of becoming Malaysian!

The best solution : Vote BN out!

Which of our local Us are of international standard? Don't have to look at the many rankings but just look at the professors, lecturers, etc.. Many from 3rd rate local universities and when these 3rd rate grads teach the new generation, it will become the 4th rate and so on and so forth.

BN doesn't need to look long term cos they know that their time is up in the next 2-3 GEs or earlier. So by leaving the smart ones to study locally and be brainwashed further by their racist educators, they can expect to extend their time by another couple of GEs.

So who's the loser? The rakyat

DAP says will sue Keshvinder, Hee

The DAP will take legal action against its two defected Perak assemblymen — Keshvinder Singh and Datuk Hee Yit Foong — for breaching the contracts of loyalty they had signed during Election 2008.

Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham said the contracts stipulate that the representatives had to resign from their seats and pay RM5 million if they decided to defect.

“The DAP Malaysia will file the suit. In principle, the top leadership has agreed to this — I have conferred with several top leaders including Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and Karpal Singh and they have agreed.

“However, out of respect for the total leadership, we will only file the suit after the party’s central executive committee meets on June 21,” he told reporters in Parliament today.

Keshvinder, the Malim Nawar assemblyman, announced yesterday that he had quit the party so that he could obtain development funds for his constituency from the Barisan Nasional state government.

Hee had left in early 2009, along with two former PKR representatives, triggering the fall of the then Pakatan Rakyat state government.

The DAP liaison bodies for Negeri Sembilan and Perak had compelled its elected representatives to sign the loyalty pledges during the March 2008 general election, as a method to prevent party-hopping.

In Perak, the party’s elected representatives were required to pledge their loyalty by agreeing to resign from their state seats and pay a fine of RM5 million if they were to leave the party.

DAP deputy chief M. Kulasegaran said that all of the party’s state committees were given the jurisdiction to decide on how to ensure the loyalty of its elected representatives.

“This is because there is no anti-hopping law in the country. To ensure the loyalty of our representatives, we imposed this so when the candidates were given the green light to contest on the DAP ticket, they were required to sign these contracts,” the Ipoh Barat MP said during the press conference.

Ngeh, however, added that if Hee and Keshvinder were to fulfil the terms of the contract, the legal suit need not be filed.

“We will send them letters of demand, so if they comply, then there is no need to take this to court,” he said.

He explained that the party had only now decided to enforce the contract as it believed that the defectors should not be allowed to “benefit” from leaving the party.

He alleged that both Keshvinder and Hee had only defected after accepting bribe offers from Umno agents.

“I would like to state here that action was not taken earlier for we thought that if we enforced the contract, people would accuse us of trying to gain benefit from this.

“We decided to impose the contract because we wanted to concentrate on our abhorrence over their betrayal to the people rather than to gain something from it,” he said.

Ngeh claimed, however, that the general belief now was that even the public did not want the defectors to benefit.

He said that the party would obtain feedback from the people on whether legal action was a good idea, through reading comments on news portals and blogs.

“For now, however, we believe that if the public knew of such an agreement, they would agree that we should not let these defectors off with millions in their pockets.

“We pledge that whatever sum we obtain from this legal action, will go to the people — whether to help the party in its struggles for the people or whether in a programme benefitting the people,” he said.


Good one Ngeh...get the RM5 million from Mr Singh and the Jelapang frog and use it for the constituency of Jelapang and Malim Nawar......these two are a disgrace...Mr Singh ....i am from Malim Nawar and went all out to ask my fellow friends to vote for may not remember, i was all along with you trying to convnce all the people there that you are young, educated and a better candidate than the MCA candidate.....all in vain...Mr Singh i hope you regret this action of yours.....forever...if you have the guts resign and recontest....

Selangor to help those denied federal scholarships

Sensing an opportunity for political upmanship, the Pakatan Rakyat government in Selangor is offering interest-free study loans to those unable to get federal government scholarships.

State executive councillor Dr Halimah Ali in charge of education said deserving students will be able to later convert the loans to full state scholarships at the Universiti Industri Selangor and Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor.

“Of late there been many stories of top scores with even 10A who have not been able to get scholarships and these are the students we want to help,” she told reporters.

She was commenting on the Najib administration’s move to eventually stop federal scholarships for undergraduate studies in favour of post-graduate scholars and the construction of more local universities to reverse brain drain from the country.

Dr Halimah said the Selangor offer is for students who have scored a minimum of five As in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations. The study loan of students who excel will automatically be converted to scholarships.

She said the maximum amount for each student is RM25,000 and limited to their first degree.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said there will be no limit on how many loans and scholarships that will be given out.

But he said priority will be given to students from Selangor. The loan facilities will be provided through the state secretariat and Yayasan Selangor.


All Pakatan States must pool their resources to send deserving students and provide them scholarships to further their studies overseas. Provision of scholarship must strictly be based on meritocracy to ensure that good talents remain in the country to save Malaysia

Sports betting should be legalized – Dr M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the former prime minister gave his opinion about the current sports betting license issue where he said that he is in support of the government awarding the license because it will regulate the industry which is currently run by underground syndicates and hence he does not object to it. He said “With our without a licence, there is a lot of betting going on in this country. The Chinese like to gamble,”

He was at the Melayu Bangkit rally in Kuala Terengganu where he added that “Without licensing, there is no way to regulate (sports gambling). The licence would stipulate that sports betting is limited to non-Muslims. As such, Muslims would be deterred from taking part because it will be illegal for them to do so. If a Malay is caught gambling, tangkaplah (arrest him),”


mahathir supports legal sports betting as a means to curb illegal bookies, but two wrongs do not make a right.those who are already betting thru illegal bookies will probably continue to do so while those without these avenue will start sports gambling thru these legal outlets. is our former pm trying to encourage awhole new generation of gamblers? totally immoral!

15 June 2010

Independent MP calls on Anwar to prove they received RM2m for quitting PKR

Datuk Zahrain Mohd Hashim, the Bayan Baru independent Member of Parliament has slammed opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who claimed that he (Zahrain) and several MPs who were from the PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) had received RM2million to quit the opposition party. Zahrain was one of the few MPs who left the party and had since formed the Independent bloc said Anwar should show evidence of his claims otherwise he should just keep quiet.

He said “If he has the proof, show it. There is no need to wait any longer. However, if he doesn’t have any proof, he should just shut up. Anwar, as an Opposition Leader, should behave like one and raise issues that are valid to the rakyat.” Wee Choo Keong, the Wangsa Maju MP too lashed out at Anwar saying that “Anwar had also claimed that Pakatan Rakyat would take over the Govern­ment on Sept 16, 2008 but nothing came of it.”


Zahrain, DSAI never failed in providing the proofs. Get ready for your ass to be burned.

and i will let you know......the money could be stashed in swiss bank or the bank of Israel !!
Corrupted UMNO Ministers always use Israeli Banks

I am told by some UMNO insiders that these "frogs" got more than RM 5 million+ contracts to "sell" PKR.Those UMNO insiders are not happy that traitors can be paid when they who have been loyal are put aside.

New Palace to cost RM800m and not RM400m as announced in 2006

Datuk Yong Khoon Seng, the Deputy Works Minister said that the new Istana Negara, which will be constructed in Jalan Duta will cost the government RM800million. The government had in 2006 announced that the construction of the royal palace would cost RM400million. The Minister reported that “The cost includes the construction of a new RM130 million flyover leading to the palace in Jalan Duta, and upgrading works on Jalan Changkat Semantan costing RM32.5 million.”

He added that “The flyover project and the road upgrading works were awarded to Ahmad Zaki Resources and Kejuruteraan Kenari respectively through direct negotiation. The Istana Negara complex itself will cost around RM650 million and the project was awarded to Maya Maju, also through direct negotiation. The palace will be completed by February next year. The figure announced by the former minister did not include the details, before the negotiation,”

Yong was speaking in reply to Nga Kor Ming, the Taiping DAP Member of Parliament who said that Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu, the former Works Minister had made the RM400million announcement then. He was also shocked to hear that the contract was awarded through Direct Negotiation saying that “This is against the principles of the New Economic Model. According to the Treasury, any procurement of more than RM200,000 must be made through open tender. How is it possible for the cost to increase by 100 per cent within five years?”


f u c k i n g goons just misuse funds for nothing. more useless projects more corruptions.















Ibrahim Ali wants Idris Jala out of Cabinet

Pasir Mas MP Datuk Ibrahim Ali today flexed his political muscles and urged Datuk Seri Idris Jala to step down from the Cabinet over his remarks on subsidy cuts.

Ibrahim, who also leads the Malay rights group Perkasa, said Idris’s performance in the government does not reflect his achievement in the private sector.

“A minister like this should just resign. Or perhaps the prime minister should consider removing this person,” said Ibrahim (picture) when debating the Tenth Malaysia Plan (10MP).

“A real politician may say things to get political mileage. How could a professional make a statement that has confused the nation?” he asked.

Idris, who is also a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, had predicted that Malaysia could be bankrupt by 2019 if it did not begin to cut subsidies for petrol, electricity, food and other staples, which he said cost the country RM74 billion last year.

He made the revelation late last month to justify the government’s plans to cut subsidies.

The Pemandu CEO’s estimation was however contradicted by the Finance Ministry which told Barisan Nasional (BN) backbenchers last week that the subsidy bill was only RM18.6 billion.

Idris was Malaysia Airlines CEO and managing director prior to his appointment as minister by Datuk Seri Najib Razak in August last year.

He was tasked with overseeing the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) together with another minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

Idris has come under fire from even BN lawmakers for his remarks on subsidy removal.

Earlier today, BN’s Sri Gading MP Datuk Mohamad Aziz warned the Najib administration that the plan to cut subsidies may lead to its downfall.


Yea, bankrupt the country faster with this fatso in.

Ibrahim Ali, another ultra Malaysian Maverick might as well as ask Idris Jala to pull Sarawak out of Malaysian Federation since the latter has unequivocal support of all Sarawakians to do a good job in Putrajaya.

This Ibrahim toad thinks he is smarter than Idris. What an idiot! At least Idirs was the CEO of MAS and has economic credentials, while Ibrahim is nothing but a leech waiting for handouts. People like this can't handle the truth. They only care about enriching their own pockets at the expense of eveyone else.

14 June 2010

Anwar says 10MP approaches failed in 8MP, 9MP

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today slammed the Najib administration for charting “ambitious” goals in the Tenth Malaysia Plan (10MP), pointing out similar approaches in the plan had failed in the previous two development plans.

The Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader told the House that before these “grandiose” goals were celebrated, it was imperative for the government to revisit the failures of both the Eighth and Ninth Malaysia plans.

“Comparisons should however be made first so that we can have an honest assessment of the situation. What do all these grandiose announcements and presentation of policies in the House mean if previous targets were not even met?” Anwar said when debating the 10MP tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on June 10.

The parliamentary Opposition Leader, who was the first to take the floor in debating the 10MP, said that under the Eighth MP (8MP), the country had only achieved a growth rate of 4.7 per cent despite its planned target of 7.5 per cent between the years 2001 and 2005.

“The situation was more serious in the Ninth MP (9MP). Although the government demanded payment from Petronas amounting to RM235.6 billion between 2006 and 2009, the economy only grew an average of 4.2 per cent annually while the target was 6 per cent,” he said.

He further claimed that of the RM431 billion in total paid by Petronas to the government, 55 per cent had been spent in three years without affecting the growth of the economy.

“With such a large amount paid by Petronas to the government, one would hope the country’s public debt level would be maintained at a controllable level. In other countries, would not the reliance on debt be reduced if a government-linked company contributes up to 45 per cent of the government’s annual revenue?” he said.

Anwar said that Pemandu figures and information from the 10MP acknowledge the fact that the national debt level stood at ratio of 53.3 per cent to the country’s GDP as at the end of 2009.

He expressed doubt that that the government would be successful in achieving a budget deficit target of 2.8 per cent of GDP by 2015 as stipulated in the plan.

“Not only is the approach outlined in the plan the same as the failed ones in 8MP and 9MP, the government led by the prime minister had also in the past one year failed to show strong political will towards reducing the deficit,” he said.

Anwar pointed out that in the 8MP, the government had failed to achieve a balanced budget as it had promised to at the end of the plan’s five-year period.

“Then, when announcing the 9MP, the government once again promised to reduce the budget deficit by controlling its expenditure. It aimed to decrease the deficit to 3.4 per cent of the GDP by 2010 although it had not even achieved its 8MP target.

“We seriously need to look at the government’s indifferent attitude in this issue and how despite having failed twice in a row, it has once again presented a very ambitious budget deficit reduction target in the 10MP,” he said.

Anwar went further to chastise the Barisan Nasional government for being ambitious in attempting to reduce the deficit when it was, in fact, “afraid of its own shadows”.

This, he claimed, was expounded by the government’s practice of “flip-flopping” on policies initially undertaken to reduce the deficit.

“Initially, the government voiced its intention to bring back the Real Property Gains Tax but barely two months after its announcement in the 2010 Budget, the prime minister repealed a large part of the tax coverage.

“Then the government spent money to implement the Goods and Services Tax, which should have been debated in the previous parliamentary session. Finally, however, the people were blamed for being ignorant when the government decided to postpone its decision,” said Anwar.

The “flip-flopping”, noted Anwar, showed that the government did not have the political commitment and accountability to reduce the budget deficit.

“This has affected investor confidence and resulted in a lagging economic performance,” he said.

Anwar then moved to point out that Malaysia’s failure to achieve “not one single target” in the previous development plans had caused it to lag behind its neighbours, which had seen more rapid and robust economic growth.

“Since two years ago, Indonesia surpassed us in all aspects. In terms of GDP growth — Indonesia recorded a growth of 6 per cent in 2008 and 4.6 per cent in 2009.

“In terms of foreign investment, we only received RM46 billion in 2008 and RM22 billion last year compared to Indonesia which received RM50.6 billion in 2008 and RM37.9 billion in 2009,” he said.

If this continued, claimed Anwar, Malaysia’s competitiveness in the global economy would be drastically affected.

He noted that Malaysia’s position in the Global Competitiveness Index had been declining every year.

“In the list in 2007, we ranked 19 and then we remained ranked 21 in the next two years. In the present list, we declined again down the ladder to 24,” he said.

Anwar said the country needed to be bold and sincere in its approaches to escape from the economic impasse.

“Without bold economic policies and sincerity, the government will continue to hide behind its slogans of achieving a high-income economy while workers’ wages only rise to the average level of inflation, the prices of essential goods will continue to rise and finally, the BN government will leave a huge legacy of debt for coming generations,” he said.


Stop stupid projects such as the RM50 billion KL city transport, the RM8 billion military tank, the RM800 million parliament house, cut the civil service by 30% and send back the many immigrant workers and overnight we will have surplus and within 10 years, the debts will be down to 25%.

We wasted our money, not that we make any good use of it. The BN/UMNO gobvernment is unashameably corrupt. simple examples are the RM8 billion tank and the RM800 million patrliament house.

Khairy calls on Govt to state stand on sports betting, slams opposition for holding rally

Khairy Jamaluddin, the Umno Youth Chief has joined the voices of many in calling on the government to make their stand clear about the currently very confusing sports betting license where it is claimed to be awarded to Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s Berjaya Group because he said that the people deserve an explanation. Since the report, the government has denied awarding the license to Berjaya while Vincent Tan has publicly said that they have actually obtained the license.

Khairy said "We hope this clarification can be made soon, because of conflicting reports we get from the government and also from the company. (Berjaya reportedly said) an agreement has been reached but the licence was not issued yet. We therefore want to know what really happened. Certain Malaysians also wants to know if it is true that approval has been given. Furthermore, the BN leaders have given their views on the issue through “internal party channels”. We have submitted the views of party leaders to the prime minister, and it is up to the government to make the final decision on the matter,"

He also slammed the opposition for their efforts in holding a rally in protest against the issue. He said "(Pakatan Rakyat) will seek to reap as much political support (over an issue) if it was of benefit to them. Don't say it's not practical (to close down the premises). If you (Pakatan) tell (the government to) revoke the sports gambling licence, then show you stand for the principle all the way. If not, then it's only for political mileage for them to go halfway. They protest against the sports betting licence. But when we challenge them to do something about it - say by disallowing all premises to operate and to revoke their licences... why not do away with all such premises such as 4D, Magnum, Sports Toto - they say it's not practical. So then we know that the opposition is only playing politics,"


Sports Betting or any betting is still wrong. Opposition or Coalition, they should be a decision on being consistent with or without having bettings or gambling in the country that is, if it is genuine enough to ban all these games. Bad is bad, good is good. So which do they want?

Gertak chief sheds light on ‘Melayu Bangkit’ rally

Gertak chief Razali Idris has insisted there is nothing provocative about his group’s name or the “Melayu Bangkit” rally tomorrow; it is for peace, he explained.

The Gerakan Kebangkitan Rakyat (People’s Awareness Movement) is widely known by the double-entendre acronym; in the national language, Gertak means “to intimidate” or “to bully”; but Razali said the word carried another meaning in his native dialect.

“It means ‘connection bridge’ in the Terengganu dialect,” the Umno Marang deputy chief told The Malaysian Insider.

He chose the word because it embodied all that his group stood for.

There should be no “double meaning” attached to Gertak the organisation, Razali said, but he could not help what others thought.

“It is their perception,” he said, shrugging off comments from critics.

The Muslim businessman founded the movement earlier this year, shortly after the controversial “Allah” judgment.

In a landmark ruling on December 31 last year, the Catholic Church won the right to use the word “Allah” to also refer to God outside of Islam, shattering a long-held view among many Malaysian Muslims who held that the word was reserved for their community.

The movement’s purpose is to unite the Malay community, which today is split over issues of religion and race, Razali said.

”Unity in each race is the root of peace and harmony,” he added and stressed that because the Malays make up the largest group in multiracial Malaysia, their unity is crucial to the nation’s stability.

“This is the true meaning of Gertak, the bridge to unite the unity,” he quipped.

It was with that in mind that Razali planned a gathering aimed at motivating the Malay community to stand together instead of being at odds with each other.

An initial rally scheduled for May 13 had been cancelled after authorities stepped in out of concern the event may trigger memories of the racial bloodbath from 41 years ago and reignite tensions between Malaysia’s diverse ethnic groups.

Razali maintained the date chosen was coincidental and not deliberate.

”We don’t have any intentions to provoke [tensions] among races since we also love Malaysians,” he said.

Razali is now finalising details for the replacement rally to take place in his home state tomorrow at the state stadium in coastal Kuala Terengganu.

He had earlier planned discussions on several issues, including the much-debated New Economic Policy (NEP) introduced by second prime minister Tun Razak Hussein after the bloody May 13 riots in 1969 and officially ended 20 years ago.

Razali claimed the policy is still relevant but has called off discussions.

“We cancelled the discussion, but the question [will] still be answered by Tun in his speech,” he replied when asked referring to his idol Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Razali confirmed that the former prime minster will deliver the keynote address at the stadium rally.

Razali is anticipating a huge turnout for the rally, which will feature only two speakers, namely himself and the man who governed Malaysia for 22 years.


if you think we, the populace, are morons to accept your explanation, then you are way off. but people like you should be brave enough to be upfront rather than hide behind some semantics. else, where's your credibility?

13 June 2010

Berjaya issues statement and now its up to government

Berjaya Group which came under the limelight for claiming that they have been given the sports betting license which is denied by the government has officially stated that they had indeed gotten the green light. They issued a statement to Bursa Malaysia which stated that "We note that there had been many conflicting discussions about the actual status of the approval given to Ascot to operate sports betting in the country. In compliance with the directive from Bursa, we wish to reiterate certain parts of the (May 12) announcement.”

The statement also stated that "'It was stated inter-alia 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. 'In paragraph 8 which listed out the Approvals Required, sub-paragraph (d) stated, 'The Minister of Finance for the re-issuance of the sports betting licence and the changes in shareholders and directors in Ascot, if required.' As such it is evident from the above statements that Ascot has approval from the finance minister to conduct sports betting operations and that the formal licence - which was first issued in 1987 - is pending re-issuance












PAS plots capture of Umno states in next polls

PAS will launch a vigorous campaign to win 60 federal seats in the next general election to again deny the ruling Umno-Barisan Nasional the two-thirds Parliamentary majority.

The bold plan, which was unanimously passed during the PAS annual general assembly yesterday, will be executed to “ensure that PAS attains as many Parliamentary seats as possible to replace Umno as the core of national politics based on leadership by Islamic values.”

The proposal titled “PAS action plan for the 13th general elections” sees PAS eyeing 37 Parliamentary seats currently dominated by mainly Umno MPs in addition to retaining the Islamist party’s own 23 seats.

The proposal outlines a breakdown of potential seats to be won by PAS:

1. Seats where PAS lost by less than 13,000 votes (in 2008) = 13 seats
2. Seats where PAS lost by less than 10,000 votes= 8 seats
3. Seats where PAS lost by less than 5,000 votes= 16 seats

“We are planning a takeover of Umno seats,” PAS Shah Alam delegate Khalid Samad told The Malaysian Insider.

The Shah Alam MP claimed PAS’ success in penetrating Umno-stronghold areas in Johor during the last general election showed that support for the party had been on a steady increase.

“Previously, PAS had contested in Johor but lost our deposits. But now this is no longer the case.

“What is happening now is that there is a shift where Malays are slowly gravitating towards PAS because we practice a new kind of politics... that fulfils the needs of a multicultural society. It can be done and has been done in Pakatan-ruled states now,” said Khalid.

PAS had won the state seats of Sungai Abong and Maharani, both in Johor, in Election 2008 much to Umno’s surprise as the southern state is its fortress and birthplace.

“If we keep up with the same working spirit, with PAS’ co-operation within Pakatan Rakyat (PR), we can replace Umno.

“The Islamic way is the way we want.

“So in preparation for the 13th general election, we should not look left, or right ... we are on the right track,” said Khalid.

The motion had been brought up by the delegates from Kubang Kerian, Pokok Sena, Kubang Pasu, Jerantut and Bandar Tun Razak.

The proposal is seen as PAS’ attempts to solidify its position within the PR coalition and distance itself from alleged PAS-Umno unity talks.

Various reasons for the Islamist party’s failure in the last elections have been identified as:

1. The domination of mainstream media by Barisan Nasional (BN) whereby PAS still has problems in reaching out to rural Malays because their opinions are shaped by what they read in BN-influenced news media.
2. Postal votes are the primary weapon used by BN to win areas like Pekan and Bagan Pinang.
3. Communities in rural areas like Felda and villages are “closed societies”, which could be seen during the Hulu Selangor by-election where Malay voters rejected PR.
4. A high number of unregistered voters (Elections Commission states that 4.39 million voters have yet to register).
5. The imbalance of support and influence for PR in Sabah and Sarawak as opposed to Peninsular Malaysia.
6. PAS’ untrained election machinery in these areas.

The proposal further put forth a 15-point action plan in response to the problems identified as hindering PAS from winning more seats:

1. A preparation of an alternative media that can rival the BN-controlled mainstream media, and focused on reaching to rural Malays.
2. A special fund for the 13th general election be set up to prepare election machinery.
3. A serious and systematic approach in getting voters to vote. Minimum target is one million voters in the whole country.
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4. Professional training for election machinery.
5. Strategise a balanced focus in Sabah and Sarawak.
6. To push for fingerprint-based voting system and to reject postal voting.
7. Enhance non-Malay support within PAS, which includes fielding non-Muslims to contest under PAS tickets.
8. Work to stop Umno’s influence among Malays.
9. Reject Umno’s plans for unity talks because it is Umno’s agenda to stay in power.
10. Organise a special symposium to discuss the political and economic situation of Malays in the country, and to find a formula that can benefit Malays without affecting the rights of other races.
11. To increase campaigns against Umno’s “false sloganeering” by reminding Malaysians of Umno’s corrupt nature.
12. To maintain and increase current non-Muslim support.
13. To plan an elections strategy based on feedback from PAS areas that have been targeted through compilation of reports in branch, district and town areas.
14. To recognise the increase of non-Muslim support towards PAS as shown during the Bukit Gantang by-election (from 65 per cent in 2008 to 75 per cent during the by-election).
15. To ensure that members that prepared spiritually. It is suggested that each member read parts of the Quran at least once a day as minimum requirement.

PKR crossover claim a lie, says Zambry

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir today dismissed as a lie an opposition claim that three Perak Umno state assemblymen would join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) soon.

Zambry, who is chairman of the Perak Umno Liaison Committee, said the allegation was designed to cause disunity in the state Umno which was gaining strength.

“They (the opposition) are trying to create issues at a time when their leaders are leaving the party one by one,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Zambry was asked to comment on the statement today by Perak PKR Information chief Zulkifli Ibrahim that Perak Umno was facing a severe internal crisis which would result in three elected representatives leaving the party and joining PKR soon.

However, Zulkifli had declined to identify the three assemblymen, saying discussions were still ongoing for their eventual admission into the opposition party.

Zambry “advised” Zulkifli to focus on harnessing humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza instead of trying to disunite the people in Perak.

Zulkifli had also said that the alleged crossover of the Umno assemblymen was expected to be announced by the PKR leadership at the right time.

“The three assemblymen are dissatisfied with Dr Zambry’s style of leadership as he (Dr Zambry) gives priority to former PKR members who have joined the Barisan Nasional (BN),” he said.

He said the assemblymen had claimed to have had several meetings on the alleged crossover and had contacted PKR prior to the PKR congress last month.


After the three frogs you still want to court umno frogs. Please remember they cannot be trusted. Forget about regaining power with frogs. Wait for the next GE I bet BN will be wipe out.

PAS Youth: Ascot Sports to focus on four leagues

PAS Youth today claimed that Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd will kick start its sports-betting business by focusing on four European football league tournaments starting this August.

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi said he had “insider information” as to what matches would be the target of the sports-betting firm owned by tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan.

“We have insider information from our people that Ascot Sports will provide betting services for four major leagues — the English Premier League, the Italian league, as well as the Spanish and German leagues,” Nasrudin said in his winding-up speech at the party’s annual general assembly here.

Nasrudin claimed that the sports betting company could not prepare itself to start betting services in time for the World Cup because it was “too soon”.

“These four league tournaments will start after August. That is why on July 3, we need to send the world a message of our stand on sports betting.”

PAS will mobilise Malaysians to join its “100,000 march” to the Istana Negara this July 3 in protest over the Najib administration’s legalisation of sports-betting.

The party’s annual general assembly saw a motion unanimously passed in favour of PAS’ tough stance on sports-betting.

The motion was tabled by the Islamist party’s youth wing to “pressure the Malaysian government to abolish sports-betting, tighten laws against betting as well as educate Malaysians to reject betting.”

Nasrudin also denied newspaper reports quoting the PAS Youth wing as “unwilling” to push for a full ban of all types of betting.

“To be clear what we mean is that we agree that all forms of gambling, betting should be banned.

“But for now we will focus our efforts on sports-betting,” said Nasrudin.

Tan’s Ascot Sports has received approval for a sports-betting licence that was first issued in 1987.

His listed Berjaya Corporation Berhad (Bcorp) told Bursa Malaysia the full licence has yet to be issued pending the Finance Ministry’s full terms and conditions.

BCorp is to buy Tan’s 70 per cent stake in Ascot Sports for RM525 million, which the tycoon pledged to his own charity, the Better Malaysia Foundation.

There was some confusion over the licence after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak denied this week that the licence had been re-issued following the public uproar.

The Pakatan Rakyat-ruled (PR) states of Penang, Selangor and Kedah have declared they will not issue licences for sports-betting premises, dealing a blow to Tan’s plans to turn 220 out of 680 Sports Toto outlets into sports-betting centres via phone betting in the second half of 2010.

The sports-betting plan has proven to be another issue for PR to use against Najib’s Barisan Nasional (BN), which lost its traditional two-thirds Parliamentary majority and four states in Election 2008.

Tan, who is close to the BN government, has argued that legalised sports betting could bring in up to RM3 billion in taxes annually for the authorities as the business is worth some RM30 billion.

Malaysia now only allows a casino, turf clubs, jackpot machines and several numbers forecasting operators to operate in Malaysia


I confused! Prime Minister Najib Razak denying that the licence had been re-issued and Vincent Tan starting its sports-betting business this August. Is Vincent Tan saying that he is going ahead with his own illegal sports betting, if the government does not give its go ahead?

Tan's argument is that legalised sports betting could bring in up to RM3 billion in taxes annually. Is drug trafficking going to be legalized too, if traffickers can prove that they can bring in a similar amount of taxes?

it is quite simple, najib needs vincent 2 buy the frogs n d next bye election n the next general election. vincent needs the cash. it is like u scratch mine n i do the same. afterall, we r in m'sia n they say everything is possible. why, PR objects is bcos they dont want that cash deposit from vincent. a blind can c the plot.

60,000 Siamese have Bumi rights – Nazri

Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s department said that there are some 60,000 Siamese in Peninsular Malaysia who enjoy the special rights and privileges like the Malays because they are categorized as bumiputeras. He said “Some 60,000 Siamese in the peninsular, who are categorised as bumiputeras, enjoy special rights like the Malays, as such all quarters must accord them the bumiputera rights like other bumiputeras,"

Nazri who is the patron of the Malaysian Siamese Associatoin added that “Siamese living along the border of Thailand with Kelantan, Kedah, Perlis and Perak had lived in the country for a long time.” Hence, all quarters should understand and acknowledge the citizenship of the mentioned Siamese and accord them with their rights.


Nazri you talking cock and bull
The siamese living in Kedah are the original bumiputra and not up to UMNO to say
Kedah still belong to Thailand (Siam)
you f u c k e r s only sewa from Thailand

pls read history books! Not the adjusted one from Malaysia the real one!

Nazri fall short of his comment, it should be .... 2,000,000 of former illegal Indo also have bumi rights, and 1,000,000 former illegal Southern Phillipino also have bumi rights.

Government can't even take good care for his own genuine bumis (malays, Iban, Kadazan, murut, orang asli ...etc) yet they give citizenship plus bumis rights to few million illegal immigrants. And our Perkasa is always blind and barking at the wrong tree.



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