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16 July 2010

Latest subsidy cuts irrational

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today criticised the Najib administration’s rationale for the latest subsidy cuts, pointing out that the savings of RM750 million was a pittance compared to the billions spent for other “careless” expenditures.

The Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader accused the Barisan Nasional (BN) government of spending billions to bail out troubled government-linked companies and to foot exorbitant bills from foreign consultancies employed to help improve the prime minister’s international image.

He cited an example of how the government had spent RM700 million in taxpayers’ monies to help Sime Darby, which was facing losses amounting to RM946 million due to cost overruns in several projects including the controversial Bakun dam project.

“Burdening the people with the excuse of reducing fiscal deficits and using the savings to accommodate the government’s extravagance is not right and should be stopped immediately.

“Where is the dignity of a prime minister who takes the people’s money in the name of restructuring subsidies but using it to pay firms like APCO Worldwide up to RM77 million a year just to improve his image?

“This RM77 million to APCO is almost the same amount as the estimated savings from subsidy cuts on sugar, which is about RM126 million (as announced by Pemandu),” he said in a statement today.

Najib was attacked over the RM77 million bill for APCO’s services. — file pic
Anwar, who is also the Parliamentary opposition leader, further pointed out that just yesterday, the House was informed that the PM’s Department’s operational expenditure had reached over RM3.8 billion last year and had been allocated a budget of RM3.9 billion for this year.

“This includes expenses for secretariats for former prime ministers and for Permata, which is handled by the prime minister’s wife,” he said, referring to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

In a written reply to DAP’s Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had explained that the escalated operational costs were due to the creation of new agencies in the department, including Pemandu (Implementation and Coordination Unit), and the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC), as well as an increase of manpower in some existing agencies.

Anwar claimed that cutting subsidies would not solve the country’s deficit problem but would instead exacerbate it similarly to 2008.

“In 2008, at the height of the fuel price rise, the country’s deficit escalated 4.8 per cent compared to 3.2 per cent in the previous year.

“This happened because the government was not disciplined and lacked the political will to channel the savings from the subsidy cut to sectors that truly needed a boost. Instead, more wastage and losses happened,” he said.

Anwar claimed the most effective solution to the country’s economic woes was to institute a more comprehensive reform of the economy, instead of solely focussing on the vulnerable groups.

“The prime minister cannot tell the people to change their way of life when cronies, politicians and the elite few continue to enjoy corporate subsidies like gas to independent power producers (IPPs) which costs about RM18.9 billion annually.

“This is 25 times more than the savings resulting from this latest subsidy cut,” he said.

Anwar, however, said he did not oppose the rationale of the subsidy restructuring exercise to ensure more aid is channelled directly to the 75 per cent of people whose household incomes were below RM2,000 monthly, but questioned if the government had a mechanism to carry this out.

He claimed that the present cuts were “irresponsible” on the government’s part as it had failed to prepare a proper system to help those most affected by the price hikes.

“The government has been speaking of the subsidy rationalisation plan since 2008, claiming that it was for the purpose of restructuring subsidies to ensure that it would benefit the needy.

“However, till today, the people are still waiting for that mechanism,” he said.

Anwar urged Najib to inform the people of how he planned to spend the estimated savings of RM750 million from today’s cuts.

“My advice is for this savings to be channelled in the form of higher allocations for higher learning institutions, new investments in the education sector and direct welfare aid to those with household incomes under RM2,000. This is to ensure that the savings reach the people directly,” he said.

He underlined four emergency measures that the prime minister should take to gain the people’s confidence and prove that their sacrifice of having to pay higher prices was worth it.

RON95 petrol and diesel both increased by 5 sen a litre. — Reuters pic
“The government should announce sweeping improvements to its procurement system to ensure that it is more transparent and will bring the best value to the people.

“The government should also restructure gas subsidies given to IPPs so that the savings can be channelled back to the people,” he said.

Anwar also urged the government to ensure better control over government-linked companies and agencies to avoid having to force the public to bear their losses.

He further urged the government to prove its sincerity in fighting corruption by ceasing all political interferences in the work of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

In the government’s latest move to rationalise subsidies, the prices of RON95 petrol and diesel were today raised by five sen a litre while RON97 fuel sees subsidies removed completely and will be subject to market forces.

The price of natural gas (LPG) rose by 10 sen while the price of sugar increased by 25 sen per kilogramme.

In explaining the latest cuts, Najib said yesterday that the move was necessary to reduce government expenditure and strengthen the country’s financial position.

The Malaysian Insider understands that this is the first stage of subsidy cuts and it is expected to be reviewed every six months.

Sources said that subsidies on electricity are also expected to be cut but no decision has been made yet on when that will happen.


Is this what 1Malaysia is all about?. BN and the privileges few 1st and rakyat last? Saving of RM750 miilion and paid for by the rakyat so that the govt can continue to spent RM3.9 billion and many other wastage projects. Malaysia Boleh!

DAP asks why subsidies not cut for ‘fat cat’ industries

The DAP mocked the prime minister’s “People First. Performance Now” philosophy today, asking if it meant ordinary Malaysians would be the first to face the brunt of subsidy cuts while independent power producers (IPPs) and other “fat cat” industries continued to enjoy such benefits.

DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua pointed out that while the government would save RM750 million a year by cutting subsidies from today on fuel and sugar, it was still subsidising electricity utility Tenaga Nasional (TNB) and IPPs by up to RM18.9 billion a year.

Pua questioned why the government was punishing ordinary Malaysians instead of the IPPs, whom he called “fat cats”.

“The prime minister claimed that even after the latest subsidy cuts, the government will still spend RM7.82 billion for fuel and food subsidies.

“However, he failed to highlight the fact that Petronas will continue to provide subsidies to Tenaga Nasional, the IPPs and the industrial sector, which were RM18.9 billion for its financial year ending March 2010,” he said.

Pua claimed that of the RM18.9 billion more than 40 per cent, or nearly RM8 billion, went to the IPPs.

“Unfortunately, most of the subsidies to the IPPs do not translate into lower prices of electricity for users due to the unequal and unfair agreements which TNB was forced to sign with the IPPs.

“TNB has to not only purchase electricity from the IPPs at prices much higher than what it could produce on its own, but it has also to pay for the total capacity of these IPPs, regardless of whether there is a demand or otherwise.

“Hence, there is an excess capacity as high as 50 per cent today which has resulted in heavy subsidies for the IPPs, high prices of electricity for users and massive profits for the IPPs,” he said.

Pua said it was also disappointing how the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had prioritised subsidies to the people as the first expenditure to cut in order to reduce deficits caused by what he claimed was its “irresponsible and wasteful” spending.

“We agree that some of the subsidies to the rakyat need to be rationalised to ensure that the poor and needy receive a greater proportion of the benefits than the wealthy.

“However, the above should not be used as an excuse to victimise the people first without first taking concrete and visible actions to cut subsidies to large politically-connected companies or bloated expenditures for price-inflated projects,” he said in statement today.

Pua also slammed the government’s continuing practice of using direct negotiations for large-scale privatisation contracts, claiming it only led to bloated prices and higher risk of project failure due to the cost increase.

“For example, the government awarded the contract to build Malaysia’s largest exhibition and convention centre at the cost of RM628 million to Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd without any tender, open or closed.

“The government has also awarded a 20-year, interest-free, unsecured and back-loaded RM320 million loan to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), a private company, which will cost taxpayers more than RM250 million in interest,” he said.

He said the failure to tackle the issue of corporate subsidies and opaque procurement processes to “politically-connected” companies proved that the prime minister’s “people’s first” agenda only meant the people would be the first to suffer from the government’s “transgressions, incompetence and serious lack of accountability”.

The DAP man also ridiculed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim yesterday that the latest subsidy cuts on sugar, petrol, diesel and natural gas would have “minimal impact” on all households in Malaysia.

He referred to what he called the ludicrous claims made by the Performance and Management Delivery Unit (Pemandu) in the Prime Minister’s Department on the actual impact of the subsidy reduction.

According to Pemandu’s fact sheet, said Pua, the upward price adjustment to teh tarik following the reduction in sugar subsidy would only be around RM1.55, or an increase of two sen.

“The impact on other popular items such as roti canai was stated as being 0.24 sen per piece, 0.6 sen for rice, 6.3 sen for meat per kg and 1.05 sen for mee goreng,” he added.

Pua accused Pemandu chairman Senator Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon of living in a “parallel universe” for having the audacity to publish such numbers which, he claimed, were at best only applicable in a “fictitious and theoretical universe”.

He said the figures showed Koh’s complete lack of understanding of real-world market dynamics on the prices of goods and services.

“I challenge Koh to find me a mamak stall in Malaysia which will increase the price of teh tarik by a mere 1.55 sen or the price of roti canai by a minute 0.24 sen in the entire country to prove the ‘minimal impact’ of the latest round of 5-in-1 price increase,” he said.

Pua said anecdotal evidence in previous price hikes had shown that price adjustments would be increased by a percentage much larger than the theoretical impact of the price hikes due to real-world imperfect market.

“The government should instead stop spewing these ridiculous and out-of-this-world hypothetical data but instead demonstrate how it will not only seek to trim the subsidies which affect the people directly, but also the wasteful expenditure and subsidies to crony companies as well as clamp down on corruption which will have a much larger impact on government finances,” he said

15 July 2010

French show interest in Razak Baginda during Bala interview

Despite being acquitted of the gruesome murder of Altantuya Shariibuu, Abdul Razak Baginda may yet be haunted by the saga centred around the RM7 billion purchase of Scorpene submarines from French company DCN.

Even though his former private investigator, P. Balasubramaniam, claimed Abdul Razak was innocent of the murder, French authorities are keen to examine the political analyst’s role.

Balasubramaniam (picture), who was hired by Abdul Razak in October 2006 when Shariibuu began harassing him for money, spent a substantial portion of a three-hour-long interview with French police detailing his former client’s involvement in the affair.

The interview, held on Monday in Paris, is part of investigations into alleged irregularities in the payment of RM570 million to Perimekar, a company owned by Abdul Razak, for what the Malaysian government calls “co-ordination and support services” in clinching the submarine deal.

In the course of the interview, two new names also surfaced — Malaysians identified as Major Rahim and Abdul Rahim bin Saad.

A statement released by Balasubramaniam after the interview said that the investigators wanted to know the identity of the two Malaysians, their background and involvement in the matter.

But the private eye did not detail what, if any, information on the two Rahims he divulged, or if he knew them at all.

Balasubramaniam had, however, talked about Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, the two police officers convicted of Shariibuu’s murder who were also part of then-Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s security detail and other people who were around when the Mongolian disappeared on the night of her death.

The former Special Branch officer spoke about “their link to Baginda and Razak Baginda’s relationship with our present PM” as well as other information relayed to him by Abdul Razak, an Oxford graduate said to be a confidante of Najib’s.

The interview also touched on Abdul Razak’s current whereabouts and Balasubramaniam detailed what he knew about payments that his client had made to Shariibuu, including the US$500,000 (RM1.6 million) demanded by her for her part in the successful submarine deal.

Balasubramaniam made his way to Paris after arriving in London for an interview with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the same matter but was then informed that the anti-graft body would merely be sending questions for him to answer.

His lawyers expressed disappointment at the last minute pullout, saying that a “golden opportunity was lost” in which they would have detailed a “conspiracy web that goes to the very highest level”.


This Scorpenegate scandal is actually one of the largest scandals in Malaysia in recent times, second only to BMF scandal. In fact, there is another two related scandals, that of the murder of the Mongolian translator Attantuya and the cover-up of her death. How could UMNO put forward a leader who is so tainted and full of baggage to assume the position of prime minister of Malaysia? Is there no other suitable candidates among the one-million strong UMNO?

Can someone please take one more step into the investigation of this probe: What causing the submarine unable to perform it's normal function, that is diving problem, is it because the crew members were not properly trained, or the components that installed on this submarine are not new, re-condition or overhauled components. I wish some one would look into the history and life span left on each part and component installed on these two submarines, it is not difficult to audit them, because every item has it's serial number stamped on it. Usually when you purchase something, of course customer expects what ever in it must be new and with zero hours at start.

God is great. Hopefully, this case will see the light of day and the real culprits brought to justice. In acquiting Razak, we see the case spinning into a situation where there's a spintail without a spinhead. And it was absolutely ridiculous that such a huge amount (RM570 million) of money was paid as commission to Perimekar which was owned by Razak, a close aide and associate of the PM. On top of this, no action whatsoever was initiated by any of our authorities. always quick to jump into action from the little information on corruption, to probe into the matter. Any right thinking person would smell something fishy with way the authorities were handling it. With the situation so clear for everyone to see, yet, we hear all kind of comments issued to try justifying the inaction of the authorities. Ever heard of the saying that goes - paper can never be used to wrap up the fire?

Kit Siang calls on BN to take stand on Perkasa

DAP Stalwart Lim Kit Siang has called on all the ministers and the component parties within the BN (Barisan Nasional) to make their stand on the Malay rights group Perkasa after several politicians came out with conflicting views. The latest comment came from Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department who said to get rid of Perkasa while Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the deputy prime minister said that anyone is free to form Perkasa like organizations.

Kit Siang said "Every cabinet minister and BN component party should take a stand - whether in support of Muhyiddin or Nazri on Perkasa and (the) formation of (a) Chinese, Indian, Iban (and) Kadazan Perkasa. I fully agree with Nazri when he described (Donald) Lim Siang Chai's suggestion as 'ridiculous' as it would only cause racial tension among the Malays and Chinese at a time when the government should be defusing it. Muhyiddin, by supporting Donald Lim's suggestion, has confirmed himself as the foremost opponent of the 1Malaysia concept. The question is whether Muhyiddin will have the upper hand if every cabinet minister has to take a stand whether to support Muhyiddin or Nazri on the question of spawning of ethnic (based) Perkasa (groups) in the country,"








Perkasa supports 1Malaysia concept

Datuk Ibrahim Ali, the Perkasa president claims that the Malay rights group are very much behind the 1Malaysia concept as mooted by the prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He claims that despite reports and claims from various quarters that Perkasa is spreading negative sentiments around, they support the 1Malaysia concept fully and that it was not a racist organization.

He said “Some irresponsible parties like DAP have exploited the issue of ethnic-based NGOs. They say that Perkasa is an organisation which is against 1 Malaysia. This is not true. Perkasa supports 1 Malaysia, and is not a hindrance to the concept. Perkasa’s ideals were enshrined within Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1 Malaysia as even 1 Malaysia had to follow the precepts of the Federal Constitution. The concept 1 Malaysia is under the framework of the Federal constitution. It follows what has been set under our country’s laws. It is not Malaysian Malaysia. A polemic arises when people accuse Perkasa of spouting racist sentiments. I don’t understand how people can get confused. Perkasa is only fighting for Malay rights as stated under the Constitution,”

He added that the online media are the ones who are wrongly reporting about the comments made by Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department saying that “They do this to fulfill the agendas of their political masters. Nazri’s context was that he was against a Chinese Perkasa, but some media chose to spin the issue. And I agree with what he said, Perkasa is not a tool of Umno. I thank you for the attention you have given... because of this, Perkasa is growing bigger and bigger. We have now 50,000 registered members, and 20,000 unregistered members,”


Bast-ard Ibrahim Ali,

If what you claimed PERKASA is behind the 1Malaysia concept, there is no reason to create further chaos by dwelling on racial issues, what you are now doing is creating negative issues which is against the 1Malaysia concept, you are now back-peddling !!!!

If you see that the 1Malaysia concept is inline with the framework of the federal constitution, we see no reason for you to cause damage to shut your p-ig mouth and stop all the unnecessary p-ig comments !!!!
You shut the fu-ck up because you are causing irreparable damages to racial issues presently.

RPK felt threatened, that’s why he ‘attacks’ me on blogsite - Zahrain

Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, the independent Member of Parliament of Bayan-Baru claims that controversial blogger RPK (Raja Petra Kamaruddin) and the lawyer for private investigator P Balasubramaniam, Americk Sidhu were angry and felt threatened which caused them to condemn him on RPK’s website, Malaysia Today. This came in the wake of Zahrain’s recent revelations where he showed proof that it was the PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) who is sponsoring RPK’s stay in London.

He said “If they are right and have done nothing wrong, why should they get so angry? Why attack me, say all kinds of things about me? I was just furnishing the information which I received for investigation to be carried out. The truth always hurts,"


Zahrain RM2 company

In a recent interview with party organ Suara Keadilan, Saifuddin claimed that Zahrain owed RM1.8 million to an unidentified company in Penang.

He alleged that the former Penang PKR leader had wanted Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to give the greenlight for a RM2 company to operate and manage the Bukit Jambul Golf and Country Club, of which Zahrain is a director.

However, Saifuddin said the chief minister disagreed and this is when Umno had allegedly stepped in with the offer to settle the debt, paving the way for Zahrain to quit PKR and declare himself as an independent MP

Zahrain is your kids studying in UK....Hope najis gave you enough for your children schooling fund!!!!!!!

So to make up another story ""RPK felt threatened""To get another second chance to get more million from Najis !!!!

Do you think RPK,,, is afaid you,


Paul picks Pakatan over BN

The Germans want him in the frying pan, the Spaniards love him and the rest of the world venerate him. But should the psychic Octopus find his way to the Straits of Malacca, he risks being detained under the Internal Security Act.

Paul, who resides in a fish tank in Germany, became a household name after the cephalopod oracle predicted eight successive World Cup match winners correctly.

Bolstered by his success in the sporting industry, the octopus decided to stick his tentacles into politics as well, predicting the outcome of the next general election in Malaysia.

Much to the chagrin of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and other Barisan Nasional leaders, Paul chose the box with the logos of PAS, PKR and DAP instead of BN's “dacing” (scales).

Putrajaya sources claimed that the special branch has been instructed to be on the lookout for Paul, with Najib purportedly telling Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan, “I want that sotong for lunch.”

On the other hand, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim is said to be contemplating on inviting Paul to attend his ceramah when the next general election comes around.

14 July 2010

Selangor MCA Youth calls EGM for Ampang division

The Selangor MCA Youth was today instructed to call for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) for the Ampang MCA Youth on July 28 following complaints about the leadership in the division.

MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong made the announcement after cancelling the notice for the EGM issued by the division’s secretary

“As there is a letter calling for a meeting on July 27, at noon at a house, after studying closely what was written in the notice, we find that it is an invalid notice,” Wee said at a media conference after chairing an emergency exco meeting at Wisma MCA, here.

He said the MCA headquarters had received a petition on July 7 from the Ampang MCA Youth delegates who wanted the EGM to be called on grounds that they had no confidence in the leadership of the division head, Tan Kok Hor.


Oh Oh problems are coming to MCA . It is alright because MCA is irrelevant to the chinese community. People like Donald duck is causing the MCA a big headache and top leaders are distancing themselves from him. When can MCA start to learn. Anyway it is too late. They may have to sale off its HQ in Jalan Ampang after the next GE.

Pakatan says to temporarily suspend all party publications

Pakatan Rakyat will temporarily suspend the publications of its three party organs – Suara Keadilan, Harakah and Rocket – until next week, pending a meeting with the Home Ministry.

PR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told a press conference at his office in the Parliament building here this evening that the decision was made after a meeting with the PR leadership council.

“We will not publish new editions of all our party organs, whether Suara Keadilan, Harakah or Rocket temporarily.

“The party leadership will convene a meeting again next week to review our decision and what step we should take next. This is to enable us to meet with the Home Ministry first to iron out all the issues regarding the publications,” he told reporters.

Anwar said that all PR parties – PKR, PAS and DAP – had unanimously agreed to follow the proper process and rules stipulated by the government.

“We definitely disagree with the ministry attacks on us and we feel that this an attempt to oppress us, to deny us the right to trial and to spread our views and information.

“However, we have unanimously agreed to follow all the proper processes and rules,” he said.

The PR’s decision today seems to be a complete turnaround from the original stand made by PKR to openly defy the law and press on with its publication despite failing to obtain a renewal of its printing permit earlier this month.

The PR now appears to be attempting a more diplomatic approach to negotiate a deal with the government, knowing full well that employing a more confrontational stance could work against them.

The powerful Home Ministry could likely flex its muscles and exercise its full powers by issuing a complete ban on all three of the party publications.

This would mean that if the parties insist on spreading its news through its newspapers, it would have to continue using the loophole in the press law by changing its mastheads for each edition.

Anwar noted that all three PR parties had dutifully responded to the show-cause letters that the ministry had sent to its publications.

“We have responded and we have also asked for our meeting with the Home Minister (Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein) to be expedited.

“He is the one who is fully responsible and he should furnish us with his reasons, give us fair consideration and a space to air our grouses.

“This is so that Malaysia is not viewed as an iron fist and autocratic nation,” he said.

When asked what the PR hoped to gain from its meeting with Hishammuddin, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, who was also present at the press conference, said:

“We hope that the ministry will give top priority to open democratic rights of the country and not use this clampdown.

“We hope that whatever the procedural issues or reasons, we can sort it out,” he said.

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said that the purpose of the meeting with the minister was to seek an explanation on what the ministry’s intentions were in clamping down on the opposition publications.

“We have given all our answers to them in responding to the show-cause letters. We will send our party representatives to meet with the minister and seek a clarification as well as to answer them on their accusations against our publications,” he said.

Anwar said it was unclear if the government’s sudden attack on the party was an indication that snap polls were around the corner but accused Umno of being afraid of the outreach of the opposition newspapers.

“Information spread by our media is effective and Umno feels pressured. This is why they are taking autocratic action.

“Perhaps Apco Worldwide advised them to do so. Outside the country, Apco gives the picture that Umno is liberal and democratic but in the country, Umno is just repressive,” he said.

Over the past few weeks, the Home Ministry had launched an all-out crackdown on all opposition party organs beginning with PKR’s Suara Keadilan, and followed by PAS’ Harakah and DAP’s Rocket.

The ministry had slapped show-cause letters on Suara Keadilan over allegedly defamatory articles it had been publishing. It had also failed to renew the weekly newspaper’s printing permit, which had expired on June 30.

PAS was queried for its failure to provide the ministry with eight copies of its newspaper prior to each publication and for selling its copies to the general public instead of just to party members.

DAP’s Rocket appeared to escape the ministry’s wrath at first but was eventually pulled onto the bandwagon yesterday when ministry officials issued two show-cause letters to its English and Chinese language editions for publishing with expired printing permits.

PKR, which is now facing a RM200 million suit over on of its allegedly defamatory article entitled “Felda Bangkrap”, had initially insisted on printing its next edition despite repeated warnings from the ministry.

The latest edition was printed late last week under a new name “Keadilan”.


Let the BN does whatever action it wants.For every action there is reaction. BN is definitely is going to lose votes and PR will gain them. BN will never learn any lesson and they will never reform. Good luck PR!

It's so obvious Kerismuddin is going after Pakatan. One may be coincidence, two could be biased, all three is targeted war.

The people are not stupid, no matter what reasons are given. How come Perkasa, Utusan, and Berita not get stopped?????????

Pakatan and Anwar really earn my respect again. It shows that PR is more mature when dealing with external pressure to gain control on their speech freedom. To continue protest by attempting counter-attacking is proven not effective when dealing with an administration that has lost its credibility. I must say it's a wise move by PR. Now, PR has make compromise on its rights, so when is your turn BN?

Sime Darby and Pos Malaysia financially stable - PM PDF

The prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak claims that despite the huge losses recorded by GLCs (Government Linked Companies) like Pos Malaysia and Sime Darby Berhad, both the companies are stable financially. He was replying to Hee Loy Sian, the Member of Parliament of Petaling Jaya Selatan where he said that “Sime Darby had recently reported a pre-tax profit of RM1.7 billion and a net profit of RM804 million for its first three quarters of its 2010 financial year (FY10).”

He added that “On the whole, the financial position of Sime Darby is still stable with pre-tax profits of RM1.7 billion and net profits of RM804 million for the first three quarters of the financial year 2010, contributed by the conglomerate’s plantation, industrial, property and motors sectors. For the nine months ended March 31, Sime Darby’s net profit fell to RM804.2 million from RM1.3 billion a year ago as it was impacted by the provisioning for the energy and utilities division. The division had reported an operating loss of RM1.02 billion in the first nine months of the year compared to net profit RM150.57 million a year. The losses were due to delays and cost overruns incurred by the energy and utilities division’s oil and gas projects in Qatar and the Bakun hydroelectric dam.”

He also said “The national postal services company’s reported losses were not “operational losses” but due to the devaluation of Pos Malaysia’s stake in the troubled Transmile Group Bhd. Since it was corporatised (in 1992), Pos Malaysia has never recorded operational losses and has been able to pay out bonuses to its staff and dividends to its shareholders. The investment losses incurred by Pos Malaysia in 2007 and 2008 amounted to RM141 million and RM87 million respectively. The problems in Transmile in 2007 is because of the mismanagement of finance reports, where the validity of Transmile’s financial results could not be verified through legitimite documents. The Securities Commission has also failed a suit against former executive chief and executive financial officer of Transmile. The same actions have been taken by the new management of Transmile against the former officers,”


NAJIB CAN SAY ANYTHING BUT...................






Umno is desperate by associating Anwar with CIA

Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, the Youth chief of PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) said that Umno is desperate to regain the Malay electorate’s trust which is why they have come up with all sorts of claims where their latest linking opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim with the United States’ CIA. He said “The latest allegation against the party’s de facto leader was part of Umno’s strategy to defame with a possible general election next year. This is a strategy to kill the character of Datuk Seri Anwar is to create a negative perception towards Datuk Seri Anwar among the Malay community with the possibility of having a general election this year. The continued negative news on Datuk Seri Anwar is clearly not based on sound evidence. Furthermore, sodomy conspiracy case on Datuk Seri Anwar is also increasingly nearing its end. PKR Youth believes that everything is planned based on Umno’s failure to convince the people in several issues that has provoked the anger of the people including the renewal of APCO’s contract,”

He added that “The government-appointed public relations strategist APCO Worldwide was responsible for Anwar’s character assassination. PKR Youth does not reject that APCO has a part in Umno’s plan to kill Datuk Seri Anwar’s political career and how conflicts are created between Pakatan leaders with old issues. Also how Pakatan papers like Suara Keadilan, Harakah and Rocket are facing problems in renewing their permits. The answer given by the Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Rais that action will be taken if there are evidences show that Umno is desperate to kill Anwar’s character. That answer also shows that the police has lost its credibility after 12 years that the issue of CIA has been played but Anwar has yet to be convicted,”

Anyone is free to form ‘Perkasa’ - DPM

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the deputy prime minister said that there are no restrictions when it comes to forming groups like Perkasa and that anyone has the freedom to form an association be it Chinese or Indian who would want to create different versions of Perkasa. He said “We can have Chinese Perkasa and even Indian Perkasa. It was an individual’s right to form an association and it was acceptable as long as it was formed with good intentions.”

Muyiddin added that “The government does not stop anyone from forming a body. Perkasa was not funded by Umno, but by independent Pasir Mas MP Ibrahim Ali, who “might want to fight for Malay rights”. When forming an organisation, individuals must take into account the country’s best interests. An organisation cannot be formed to attack one another. It must have a common interest which appeals to the majority of people”


DPM, you are such a stupid man without brains, how come you become our deputy prime minister ?
You talked thru your anus and you also eat thru your anus, no wonder, you babble thru your mouth !
Yes ! any party can have its own PERKASA and any party can also have its DPM or any state under opposition can also form its own government and have its own set of laws !

You are a real bast-ard in the making and you are trying to divide the people, why and what are the BN component parties doing and also tolerating such a stupid DPM for ?

If bast-ard Ibrahim Ali can call for any minister's resignation, the rakyat must also call for the immediate resignation of such low-class, barbaric, brainless DPM. Why must the rakyat tolerate such nonsense ? He is definitely not fit for the position of DPM !!!!
Muhiddin, why dont you openly declare that PERKASA is UMNO ???

Now DAP’s ‘The Rocket’ gets show cause letter from Home Ministry

The Rocket, the official organ for opposition party DAP has become the latest publication to be issued a show-cause letter by the Home Ministry. That completes all the opposition party in the past week where Suara Keadilan from the PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) has had their license not renewed while Harakah from PAS was issued 2 show cause letters and DAP now faces the same action where they have to explain why publication still proceeded despite their publishing license’s expiry.

According to sources who told local news portal Malaysian Insider “We have however already applied for a renewal of the permits. By convention, it always takes the ministry between six and nine months to renew the permits. By the time the ministry issued the permits, they would already be due for expiry in the next three months or so. We usually apply for a renewal two months prior to their expiry. Even then, it takes ages. This is why we have to proceed with our publication even without the permits because if we do not, the publication will never be able to run smoothly,”

Meanwhile, Tony Pua, the publicity secretary of DAP said “The ministry has yet to take any action to stop the publication of the Rocket. The party was often careful with its articles, knowing full well that the publication’s printing permit could be revoked at any time by the powerful Home Ministry.”





Nazri should go, not Perkasa – Ibrahim Ali

The president of Malay rights wing Datuk Ibrahim Ali has slammed Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in the latest spat after Nazri said to ‘Get rid of Perkasa,’. Ibrahim retaliated and said it is Nazri who should be gotten rid of if the BN (Barisan Nasional) or Umno wants to regain the people’s confidence.

He sent an SMS to local news portal Malaysian Insider which said that “Nazri’s statement had come from “someone who has lost the ability to think”. His statement is not worth entertaining as it has no value and it is a waste of time. So, get rid of Nazri if Umno and BN wants to retain the support of the people. We do not listen to just one person (Nazri). Perkasa members have the right to decide the way forward,” Ibrahim added. Perkasa’s popularity, he claimed, was also growing as it has now received membership forms from more than 200,000 people. That is his personal opinion, he can say whatever he wants to,”


The ugly fat buffalo is speaking with his head stucked in the mud . Wonder if he ever stood on dry ground and measure up to those heavy weight and ascertain first where he stands before he barks ?

Surely he ought to know Nazri is anytime more propular even among non Malays than this fat buffalo fit to plough only in his own back yard ! Wonder how much longer is Najis going to allow him to create havoc and causing a splilt among their own kind ? Why not go for a public poll and see which one goes first ?

While the UMNO government is saying that government subsidies has to be cut to control the huge deficit which is now at 362 Billion, on the other hand, it is allowing bast-ards like Ibrahim Ali to make demands to the government to ensure that the malays can cling like parasites without having to work to earn a living .
While the majority of malays are considered decent humans who work and earn for a living, a small minority of these malays which we should call animals, or domestic animals, we should call them , because they dont have the ability to look for food and the master has to feed them daily, and this is similar to this group know as PERKASA, a group of domestic p-igs , who forever, wants the master to feed them., without knowing that the master has limited resources, and very soon, they may have nothing to feed on , except , suck their own cocks !!!!

DPM’s sand mining claims ‘laughable’

The DAP’s Gobind Singh described today as “laughable” the deputy prime minister’s call for Selangor to “arrest and take action against” alleged illegal sand mining in the state.

The Puchong MP released a statement today in response to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s remarks about alleged illegal sand mining.

According to Gobind, the power to prosecute lies in the hands of the Attorney General and not the state government, under Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution.

The authority with the powers to arrest and investigate matters relating to corruption is the MACC.

“This is again, clearly an example of baseless accusations against the state government of Selangor by the DPM,” he said.

Gobind said Muhyiddin should instead ask the MACC for evidence of illegal sand mining in Selangor and whether the state government was involved.

He said if the MACC had such evidence, it should explain its inaction.

“If the MACC has no reply to this, then the DPM should demand for the resignation of the head of the MACC,” he said.

Muhyiddin had slammed the state today saying Selangor should not remain inactive because the matter came under its jurisdiction.

“With respect, the DPM has clearly got his guns pointed at the wrong direction and this is, quite frankly for a person of his standing, laughable,” Gobind said.


Another stupid accusation by the dpm. This morning he issued a statement that everyone can form their own Perkasa. But, the fact is he does not understand how irresponsible Perkasa under Ibrahim al Katak had been.

This Government is beyond cure and it is best stale and old faces like Moo Hee Din be voted out come the next election. Do you want him as your PM?

Another stupid accusation by the dpm. This morning he issued a statement that everyone can form their own Perkasa. But, the fact is he does not understand how irresponsible Perkasa under Ibrahim al Katak had been.

This Government is beyond cure and it is best stale and old faces like Moo Hee Din be voted out come the next election. Do you want him as your PM?

The DPM does not realized that the illegal sand mining started way before Pakatan took over the state. Ask Khir Toyo and he may trow some light about the whole scenario. Corruption started from his era and stop blaming Pakatan. He is still unable to explain to the people in Selangor about his palace. Would somebody please plaster his loud mouth forever. Whatever BN says nowadays the people will not trust them. People of Malaysia get ready for change.

13 July 2010

Death of PTD officer: Umno-linked company off the hook?

Lembah Pantai MP Izzah Anwar today questioned the government’s decision not to charge the company responsible for training diplomatic and administrative officers with Nor Hashimah Wahid’s death on May 31.

Nurul Izzah said the Umno-linked company, Tuntas Consultancy Sdn Bhd, was awarded a government contract to oversee the training centres and as such, should also be held responsible.

She said it was grossly unfair to only “transfer” the six government officers involved in the programme and “free” the company, which is owned by the off-springs of former Higher Education Minister and ex-Kuala Langat MP Shafie Salleh.

“Why are the government servants made the scapegoats?

“If it is true that the contract was given to Tuntas, why are their instructors let off the hook?” she asked.

She has also questioned the type of training provided by the firm and the quality of the instructors.
Nor Hashimah, who fell unconscious during the commando-style training, died after drifting in and out of consciousness for four days. She died of severe pneumonia with multiple organ failure.

Following this, many reports have indicated that the 30-year-old mother was “bullied” and was even made to drink a “stocking juice” by an instructor at Selangor Enforcement Training Centre in Jugra, Banting.

Nor Hashimah’s family has alleged that the camp management only took her to Banting Hospital when her condition worsened and she had breathing difficulties.

She was warded for a day but was forced to continue with her training after her discharge.

Nurul Izzah also expressed her disappointment with the ex-gratia settlement paid by the government to the victim’s family as compensation.

“The payment made is nothing out of the ordinary as it is usually paid to those who died of natural causes (unlike Nor Hashimah’s),” she said.

12 July 2010

BREAKING NEWS !!! Last chance for Pahang gov't to settle RM77mil

Rose Ong  an Australian investor, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Umno-led state government for payment of some RM77 million due to SGM, based on the order of the Kuantan High Court in May 2007.

This comprises the principal sum of RM37,127,471.60, with accumulated interest of 8 percent per annum since December 2000. Ong is entitled to more than half of the sum.

If the Pahang government does not pay up, she will - through her Queen's Counsel lawyer - pursue the matter in the International Court of Justice in Hague.


Khalid rubbishes Khir Toyo’s claims of illegal sand mining

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim today rubbished his predecessor's claims that RM220 million worth of sand has been excavated illegally in Dengkil.

He said Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo’s statement, backed by reports published in The Star and Utusan Malaysia, hold no water because Kuala Langat district office has granted a mining permit to Cheong Weng Trading in January 2010. Khir is now the Selangor opposition chief.

“The mining area is also not in Bukit Changgang as reported by the dailies, it is in Kampung Olak Lempit,” he said, adding that the mining site covers only 120 acres of land, and not 120 hectares as reported earlier.

“First phase operation covers 60 acres, while the second phase will commence once the area identified for mining is cleared,” said Khalid.

Khalid said that approval for mining has also been obtained from Works Department, Irrigation and Drainage Department, Department of Mineral and Geoscience, Department of Enviroment and Selangor Waters Management Authority.

“Enviro Enhance Sdn Bhd, a consultant firm, is responsible in drafting and submitting a monthly report on the mining operations to the Department of Environment,” he said.

According to him, 10 million tonnes of sand worth RM7 million had been sold since the mining operations began in January, not 10 million tonnes of sand worth RM220 million as reported by the dailies.

“It is impossible to excavate 10 million tonnes in two weeks because we need 500,000 lorries to transport that much of sand,” he quipped.

However, he said, the state government has identified areas where illegal sand mining is rampant in Selangor and is taking necessary actions to curb the problem.


These UMNO freaks are just too used to mark up the prices... What to do, occupational disease.

Impossible for Anwar to be loyal to own country if he is loyal to Jewish groups

Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad questioned Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim's loyalty to Malaysia. He said it is almost impossible for Anwar to be loyal to his own country if he is loyal to Jewish groups. But then again, Mahathir said the people can judge for themselves.

He is not surprised if the de facto leader is unhappy since Jews were suspicious of his loyalty to their groups. To prove to the Jewish groups that he is loyal to them, Anwar used Cable News Network (CNN) as a tool to convince them.

The PKR advisor made headlines again recently when Trevino Strategies and Media Inc president Joshua Trevino alleged that Anwar hired media contacts such as CNN to apologize for his Jew-bashing. Also, Elaine Meinel Supkis a New York based blogger alleged that Anwar was merely a CIA tool for Washington to protect their interest in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said action would be taken if there is enough evidence to prove that Anwar is a national threat. But so far, there is no evidence to back the claims


1) What does loyal means in Tun's definition? Well it must be corruption, cronysm and blaming others.

2) What happen to RM100Bill of National coffer during your tenure, Tun?

3) Now who got APCO?

4) First fixed DSAI with sodomy (I & now II)
Now plan A, seems to not work, Plan B, DSAI is loyal to the jewish group, what is Plan C?







Sungai Petani Umno leader distances himself from calls to replace chief

Sungai Petani Umno deputy chief Datuk Firdaus Zakaria said today he was not involved in an attempt to remove the division chief but was only trying to calm down the situation.

He did this on the instruction of Umno supreme council member Datuk Abdul Raof Yusof who is also Umno executive secretary.

“I descended the stage to calm down the situation after an argument and shoving began.

“I wasn’t involved in demanding the removal of division chief Ali Yahaya,” he said clarifying newspapers reports today.

Newspapers today reported that Firdaus, Wanita chief Siti Aminah Kamis and Puteri chief Shahanim Mohd Yusof had joined delegates demanding Ali’s removal.

Shahanim who is also Puteri Umno deputy chief told Bernama that Wanita and Puteri had moved a motion of no confidence in Ali and wanted him replaced but were blocked by his supporters.

Firdaus was thankful that the situation did not become worse.

“I hope that everyone heed the advice of Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday that all problems in Umno be settled in a family manner,” he added.

Ali who was not allowed to speak at the opening got his say when postponing the delegates meeting. — Bernama


The decline of UMNO is sliding to the path of no return. Just how can we trust these politicians? Just what are they shoving each other for? Can't they solve any issues amicably? Much worse than PKR, I thought PKR is the weakest political party, but, UMNO clearly is the weakest from Perlis to Johore, Kelantan , Terengganu, Sabah.

PKR newspaper out under new name

A PKR Youth member distributes copies of “Keadilan” to passers-by at the Masjid Jamek LRT station in Kuala Lumpur

PKR’s Suara Keadilan finally hit the streets today — 12 days after the party newspaper’s annual printing permit expired — and under a new name, “Keadilan”, to avoid seizure.

The government had refused to renew the permit pending explanations over an article, “Felda Bangkrap”, but PKR vowed to defy authorities and continue printing the weekly.

PKR Youth leaders distributed about 400 copies of Keadilan to city dwellers at the Masjid Jamek LRT station this morning.

The newspaper will also be sold nationwide beginning today, PKR Youth said.

Among those distributing Keadilan today were PKR Youth information chief Lee Khai Loon, Wilayah Persekutuan Youth chief Mad Zaman Mad Tasi, Batu Youth chief Rozan Azen and PKR Youth exco member Ramlan Roes.

Lee told that PKR has printed a total of 100,000 copies despite not having a publishing permit for the weekly.

“We all know that the home ministry had not renewed the publishing permit of Suara Keadilan. However, it is a very important party organ as it reports views often shunned by the mainstream media,” said Lee.

“PKR Youth will fight for as long as it needs to distribute the party’s organ to tell the truth to everyone,” he added.

Suara Keadilan’s printing permit expired on June 30 and it can no longer be printed or published under Section 5(1) of the Printing Presses and Publication Act (1984), after the home ministry refused to renew the permit, citing the unsatisfactory reply from the weekly over its front page “Felda Bangkrap” article.

Incidentally, Keadilan’s “Ada Niat Jahat” front page article accuses the government of not renewing Suara Keadilan’s printing permit to “protect Barisan Nasional’s interests”.

Lee also vowed to fight till the PPPA is abolished.

“We urge all Malaysians to support our fight and follow the truth from all alternative channels that are available,” he added.

Ramlan, on the other hand, urged the home ministry to “act professionally” when granting printing permits to newspapers.

“From what I can see, the home ministry is not professional. A Malay daily pits one race against another on a daily basis, but we don’t see anything being done to it,” he said.

Suara Keadilan editor Dzulkarnain Taib, who was also present at Masjid Jamek LRT station this morning, stressed that the party will continue to print the weekly with new names, even if they do not obtain a printing permit from the home ministry.

The law is silent on newspapers that are not published regularly. All other scheduled publications require annual permits before going to the presses.

A police patrol car was spotted at the scene, with two policemen keeping a close watch on the situation.

PKR chief strategist Chua Tian Chang had said last week the newspaper will be published, though it had failed to appear until today.

The law is silent on newspapers that are not published regularly. All other scheduled publications require annual permits.

Another Pakatan Rakyat (PR) party organ, PAS’ Harakah, is publishing without a permit under the assumption it will be issued soon.

Party leaders had said home ministry officials usually dragged their feet when it came to permit approvals.


That means we can publish under a different name on a schedule basis ? This is ok as long as the people knows that its a PKR. The truth must be revealed at all cost.

Selangor Umno assemblyman suspended for a day

Umno assemblyman Abdul Shukor Idrus has been suspended from the Selangor state assembly for a day after defying Speaker Teng Chang Khim this morning.

Earlier the Kuang assemblyman had demanded an explanation from Teng as to why his motion to debate illegal sand mining was rejected.

But state Umno state information chief raised Teng’s ire by citing the wrong Standing Order when putting forward his question.

However, Abdul Shukor insisted on an explanation and refused to sit down.


Another example of the calibre of UMNO people, please cite the correct SO. Please do not argue unnecessary with the speaker, like the Dutch players against the referee. Nanti red carded!

Difficult to act as opposition, right? Where is Toyol? Never seen him in the Assembly, but talk cock always to the press?

Anwar cannot be loyal to Malaysia if he’s loyal to Jewish groups, says Dr Mahathir

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said if Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was loyal to Jewish groups , he could not be loyal to his own country.

“Of course if you are loyal to them, you cannot be loyal to Malaysia, but it is up to the people to decide,” he told reporters after the closing of the International Conference on Breaking the Siege: In the Spirit of Rachel Corrie and Mavi Marmara by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, here, today.

Dr Mahathir said he was not surprised if a political leader like Anwar was very unhappy because the Jews were suspicious of his loyalty to them.

“So, he is now getting Cable News Network (CNN) to show that he is really loyal to them,” he said.

Recently, Trevino Strategies and Media Inc president Joshua Trevino wrote on an influential United States online news portal, The New Ledger, that Anwar hired media contacts, particularly in CNN to apologise for his Jew-bashing.

Trevino also claimed that CNN’s Connector of the Day programme was so tame in questioning Anwar’s anti-Semitic rhetoric to help him rebuild his image through the apology tour. — Bernama


Look who's talking
This comes from the mamak from Kerala who spent god knows how many billions to infamous lobbyist, Jack Abramoff just to get a photo op with George W Bush, the most idiotic US president in recent memory

Now, I hope somebody check up on Joshua Trevino if he has links with APCO Worldwide
This is just like when B'nai B'rith denounces Anwar and labelled him anti Semitic and Muslim extremist

The only stumbling block for the reconciliation between the Jews and their Arab neighbours is Dr. Mahathir. Please remove this man thru Mossad. Malaysia has paid a big price for having a leader like him, as it has lost a lot of money spent thru a network of cronysm. But he has a sizeable support from right wing Malay cronies who have gained monetary gains during his tenure.

By a mamak's standard, continues to split the pluralistic fabric nature of the Nation and spurting of venomous racist intoxicant in order to promote his most evilly dogma, though knowing it's outdated, is a show of loyalty in spite of apostasy?!

Come on, enough bunkum you should save for your own grandchildren, and do your soul a favour, rest in peace!

you must understand that it is the 21st century, people just do not trust you anymore, you had shown Malaysians what kind you are, and Malaysians trust RPK, Anwar, TGNA, LKS, Karpal more. You had lied to Malaysians all your life, please retire and do good during your twilight years. Suggests you read more of the Quran.

You go con the rural folks but, they will also wake up.

The more MAHAtir talks the more rubbish he vomits.Get your facts right, Anwar is a true patriot who wants to correct the wrongs you have created.Your racial,and cronycentric banters have done enough damage to the progress of this nation.Look at South Africa today and what she have achieved in a short period after aparthied and comparethat with malaysia.Haven't we gone backwards despite having many times the resources they have.

11 July 2010

Ex-MIER chief questions Dr M’s NEP views

The country's premier economic think tank's ex-chief questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s assertion that the country grew rapidly due to the New Economic Policy (NEP), instead said Malaysia should thank external factors.

Professor Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariff, distinguished fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research and its former executive director, also suggested that Malaysia could have grown even faster if the NEP restrictions were absent.

“Mahathir’s argument that the country had developed more rapidly under NEP is questionable,” Ariff told The Malaysian Insider.

“Yes, Malaysia under Mahathir’s leadership did post impressive growth rates, but that cannot be attributed to NEP. A counter argument would be that the economy grew rapidly — not because of, but in spite of NEP.

“The high growth rates Malaysia registered during Dr M’s premiership was largely due to very favourable external circumstances, driven mainly by strong external demand for exports.”

He also warned that the external factors are much less favourable now and NEP type policies could not help the nation.

“NEP constraints will impair the country’s competitiveness in an increasingly competitive environment,” said Ariff.

Mahathir said on Thursday that the country has developed more rapidly under the NEP and the country’s performance outpaced other developed nations.

The former prime minister had also said that the controversial NEP, which was introduced in 1971 and gave economic and other privileges to the Malays, was to help them catch up to other communities and prevent racial riots.

Ariff said that affirmative action was relevant but Bumiputeras were shortchanged by the NEP as it benefitted the elite rather than the poor masses.

“The NEP version of affirmative action could not trickle down as the lion’s share of the benefits were arrested at the top by politically well connected people,” said Ariff. “No one would deny that all Bumiputeras have got something out of it one way or another, but what they got was crumbs falling out of the table.”

Malaysia, once counted as among Asia’s most prosperous countries in the 1960’s and even through parts of the 1970’ fell behind in the following decades.

Despite relatively high growth rates it is not kept pace with its Asian counterparts such as Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan which are now regarded as developed high income countries.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has said however that affirmative action will be made more transparent and market friendly as part of his new economic reforms to boost the country’s competitiveness.


As usual Dr.M is still talking through his nose and justifying his past actions. If NEP was scraped 25 years ago and every Malaysians are given opportunity based on Merits instead of race, Malaysia to-day would be a developed country and those who have migrated would not have done so. More multi national companies would have their headquarters based here instead of Singapore. Our ringgit would be equal to Singapore dollars and the list goes on and on.

The NEP or NEM or whatever is actually a tool for the Umnoputras to enrich themselves, nothing more.

How much more does the old man want to take to the grave. Shame of you to be twisting all the facts just for the sake of earning a few dollars more. Please be noble in your comments and dont drag the country to the dogs. You have your time and let the younger generation lay the framework for a more dynamic and prosperous nation in the years ahead.

Malaysia under UMNO controlled BN government wants to play World Cup but its policies only make our country good for premier league kampung style. Our global existing models of production and consumption needs rethinking and calls for an urgency for a sustainability transitions. There is a need to look at new ways of measuring prosperity and economic development by going beyond GDP.

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