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10 November 2012

he stated he will resign from post after the 2008 elections....Najib...didnt you tell this guy to step down?

Taib: Sarawak scales down annual timber cut

Sarawak has scaled down the annual timber cut to ensure sustainability of timber production in permanent forest estates.
The move is part of its commitment to the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)’s recommendation that timber trade must be from sustainably managed forests.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said the state had also developed a comprehensive log tracking system for legality verification of all logs along the chain of custody, besides doubling efforts to expand the Totally Protected Areas for biodiversity conservation.

“The mission by ITTO (to visit the state) in 1989 reaffirmed Sarawak’s commitment to protect the forests and biodiversity. Then, it was at the height of the controversy on tropical timber, with calls for a boycott to save tropical forests,” he said.

Abdul Taib was speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the Entry into Force of the International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA) 2006 in Yokohama, Japan last Tuesday.

He described the entry into force of the ITTA 2006 as a historic milestone in the growth and development of ITTO as it embarked on the mission to conserve the world’s tropical forests and promote international trade of tropical timber from sustainably managed forests.

“Hopefully, with the entry into force of the ITTA 2006, more countries will join the small ITTO donor community,” he said in acknowledging sustained financial contributions from ITTO’s donor community amongst its consumer members, including Japan, Switzerland and the United States.

Sarawak, which was committed to the belief that timber trade must be from sustainably managed forests being promoted by ITTO through project activities and policy dialogue amongst producer and consumer members and all stakeholders, had greatly benefited from their generosities, said the chief minister.

The state had also been working closely with the Japanese Research Consortium for Tropical Forests to promote scientific research since 1990, he said.

Among those present were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, Second Minister of Resource Planning and Development Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, state Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Morshidi Gani, Assistant Minister of Resource Planning and Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Environment) Datuk Len Talif Saleh, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Resource Planning and Development Datuk Sudarsono Osman, and Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation Datuk Serudu Hoklai






why is this person still issuing official statements? I was under the impression that he stated he will resign from post after the 2008 elections. My calendar must be wrong as i'm seeing November 2012 now.

Najib...didnt you tell this guy to step down?

Like a thief saying " I wont steal so much anymore in future ''.but this thief already stole everything. No more left to steal.

Suspend AES or quit Cabinet

Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha must call off immediately the Automated Enforcement System (AES) to catch speeding motorists or resign as the transport minister, the DAP demanded today, riding the wave of opposition against the unpopular traffic enforcement system that is swiftly turning into a political quagmire for the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN).

The MCA man has become the AES’ most vocal proponent, after two firms were awarded the lucrative contract that has the government privatising the country’s traffic enforcement system, ramping up widespread suspicion that its introduction is motivated by profits and not road safety.

“Kong should therefore either suspend the AES 1Malaysia cameras immediately or resign, as it is shocking and unthinkable that we have such a ‘know nothing, do nothing’ minister who would rather knowingly support something that has caused great public unhappiness,” DAP secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, said in a statement today.

He noted that the system results in a “sweetheart deal” for two private companies who get a cut of every speeding summons issued from a total 831 cameras installed nationwide.

Lim took issue with Kong’s response to the allegations in merely shrugging it off and saying he had no responsibility, obligation or interest to know the identity and background of those involved.

“This profit-sharing agreement is clearly not in the public interest and done solely for the private profiteering of BN crony companies,” the Bagan MP said.

The two firms awarded the contract to implement the enforcement system — ATES Sdn Bhd and Beta Tegap — will spend between RM300 million and RM400 million each to set up traffic cameras at 831 “black spots” nationwide.

Both ATES and Beta Tegap are entitled to RM16 per valid summons for the first five million issued. They will then split the remaining revenue evenly with the government up to a cap of RM270 million each.

The firms will each receive 7.5 per cent from the remaining revenue and the government will keep the rest.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties have suggested that the companies are linked to the MCA and Umno but this has been vehemently denied.

The Malaysian Insider reported today that Putrajaya’s insistence on going ahead with the AES is seeing growing resistance from Umno grassroots with a blog and Facebook account set up this week to oppose the speed cameras, which could unite voters behind the federal opposition against the ruling BN at the 13th general elections due soon.

A number of BN politicians are also becoming worried about it becoming a major campaign issue in the next general election, and want the government to suspend the AES.

While Kong and other government leaders have been defending AES in the name of road safety, the two companies concerned have kept silent about the controversial cameras.

The business model being used for the outsourcing of enforcement has also led to suspicions that the companies operating the AES will be motivated to issue more speeding tickets rather than ensure motorists slow down.

A whopping 2.72 million speeding tickets will have to be issued in each of the next five years for the two concession holders of the controversial AES cameras to just recoup their reported RM700 million investments.

And considering the authorities had only collected an average of about 25 per cent of all traffic summonses a year — which increased to 65 per cent only after a general discount was offered last year — the two companies will have to issue far more summonses to account for the poor collection.

To hit the RM700 million break-even mark, a total of 13.6 million summonses of RM300 each for speeding and other major offences will have to be issued via the AES cameras.

The two companies will have five years to get to the 13.6 million summonses break-even point before the entire system reverts to the government.

To ensure the companies profit from the deal with the government, they will almost certainly have to issue more than 13.6 million summonses.

Assuming the two companies were targeting a total profit of RM100 million after five years, calculations show they would have issue up to 18.2 million summonses in five years.

According to federal estimates for Budget 2013, the government expects to see an additional RM1.02 billion in revenue from its share of AES enforcement, but it has not stated how much will be paid out to the two companies.

There is also growing concern among BN politicians that insisting on the AES could prove costly to BN in the next elections which must be called in the next six months.

Last week, Umno MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin crossed the political divide and backed the opposition PR pact in calling for Putrajaya to suspend enforcing the AES, saying it could be used as campaign fodder against the ruling BN.

Bung Mokhtar, a seasoned Umno lawmaker, is the most senior member of the ruling coalition after Umno Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin to urge the federal government to delay the newly-introduced traffic enforcement system.

Kedah, Penang, Kelantan and Selangor ― all governed by PR ― have decided to suspend approval for the AES that detects speeding motorists and issues fines.

Several influential non-government organisations including the umbrella body representing civil servants, Cuepacs, have also opposed the enforcement, saying the system was not currently suitable. They also want the government to review the locations where the AES would operate.





If the Minister is a "know nothing, do nothing" gaji buta minister, then save the raykat money, there is no need for this minister's post lah. MCA, now become MCMA. Make Chinese More Angry. Do we need another reason to vote out BN. BN is finding any which way they can to milk money.

There are some diehard supporters of who say "speeding is speeding". Think about, who controls the tuning of the meters? This AES makes RM16 per summon. So, they can tune the meter, even if travel at 60km/hr, it will generate a summon that you exceeded the speed limit of 110km/hr. It is bright daylight robbery. Either these diehard supporters are BN supporters who stand to benefit or they are shareholders of these two companies.

This idiot should shut his mouth and look at the mirror. He as a Transport Minister does nothing to stop lorries and buses from spraying black smoke to the environment, instead he chose to close his eyes and thinking that the public are so stupid to listen to his stupid advice. Lorries are endangering motorcyclist from spilling sands and small rocks when they ignore the safety measures from overloading their loads. What is this joker doing? Sleeping on his job?????? He should be sack as he fail his duty badly as a Minister.

AES should only be placed at high risk area and road users should be notified of the existence of a speed camera such that they would slow down to the safe speed limit.

There is no point of placing a speed camera at accident-prone spots while not properly 'advising' the road users to slow their vehicle down. At such, the purpose of AES is for monetary profits rather than saving lives.

Name me any leader in the country who is not greedy. So sick of reading news like this everyday.

UMNO switch Malaysian share market into a gambling house .....FGVH shares drifting near record lows and Felda with Felda settlers will bankrupt

Shares of Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGVH), the second largest initial public offering (IPO) in the world this year, have slumped in the last one week due to concerns over weak earnings from plantation companies.

The shares of the plantation giant, which were supposed to be a financial windfall for Felda settlers, traded as low of RM4.59 yesterday which is just shy of the record low of RM4.57 recorded on September 11.

FGVH closed at RM4.63, which is seven sen lower than on November 1 and just eight sen above its IPO price.

Many settlers had taken loans to buy shares of FGVH and the general downward trend of the share price since its listing on June 28, when it hit a record high of RM5.46, could become a source of discontent.

The government however stepped in to help settlers when it secured a RM361 million allocation from Felda, the government’s land development authority, in August to fully finance 800 units of shares bought by each of the settlers.

The allocation would free settlers from having to pay banks the five per cent interest a year on the loans they took to buy the shares; the settlers would instead repay Felda about RM50 monthly interest-free for five years.

The disappointing performance of FGVH could also temper the buzz over the string of mega new listings that pushed Kuala Lumpur ahead of Hong Kong as the region’s top IPO hub.

Another large IPO — Astro — has also struggled since listing last month, with its shares now down about 11 per cent from its debut.

Only the third high-profile IPO — IHH Healthcare — which was listed in July has managed to stay significantly above its IPO price of RM2.80, closing at RM3.20 yesterday.

Plantation companies have been under pressure from low palm oil prices, which are down by about 25 per cent so far this year and the Plantation Index was down 0.4 per cent yesterday to finish at 8,080.9.

“Investors are cutting exposure to plantation companies due to weak crude palm oil prices,” said one broker.

In addition to low palm oil prices, FGVH could also struggle with its ageing oil palm trees that account for 53 per cent of the 320,000 hectares of oil palm estates which rank among the highest in the industry and a replanting exercise would mean even more loss of income for the group during the period it takes for trees to mature.

FGVH also reportedly suffers from a productivity issue in terms of tonnes per hectare that ranks as the third lowest among the major Malaysian plantations firms.

The Employers Provident Fund (EPF) however has continued to accumulate shares of FGVH, snapping up 250,000 shares yesterday, bringing its total direct stake to 7.78 per cent.

EPF, the country’s largest pension fund, said in September that it was buying into FGVH as it had an extended and positive view on the plantation sector, which is one of the cyclical sectors which has its ups and downs.






Malaysian share market is a gambling house where the well connected clients gained from insider tips while the majority of the general public lost their monies. Stay away from the stock market in Malaysia until the country have an honest, clean (corruption free) and high integrity government.

EPF is UMNO's EMERGENCY PROPPING FACILITY or EMPTY PEOPLE's FUTURE money instead of Employees Provident Fund!! Now you know why it is call EPF!

FGVH Share Price @ Rm 5.0 . FELDA SETTLERS Got CHEATED .

Now, mid-day Closing @ Rm 4.59.

Next Targeted Low is Rm 4.00 . FELDA SETTLERS will get SWINDLED.

If EPF suffers big loss in this investment, what will happen to our money? Government will repay it back right? So EPF are being used to prop up the shares of FGVH? No one else wanted to invest in this company?
At Un-targeted Bottom RM 3.00 and Below, ROBBED, CHEATED & SWINDLED

So in short bn/umno made the Malay felda settlers as slaves in their own land

As usual the poor Malays get the short end of the stick. The UMNOputras have made their pile. And they will blame the Chinese for keeping the Malays poor.

The biggest beneficiaries are DUMNO and their cronies which all of them already cash out. The Malays small holders are all loser, they all believe DUMNO will not play them out, look what happen now ? If the govt did not force EPF the buy up FGV share in the market probably is only worth $3.50 now.

and This is how UMNO rob people

police abuse of power...a man remanded for nearly a week with no access to his family or a lawyer..

Man denies royal slur, wants cops probed for abuse of power

Ahmad (centre) speaks to reporters after lodging his police report in Petaling Jaya

The man who was charged yesterday over an alleged posting on Facebook deemed insulting to the Johor Sultan has denied the accusation and wants the police to be investigated for abuse of power, after he was remanded for nearly a week with no access to his family or a lawyer.
Ahmad Abd Jalil, 27, lodged a police report here today urging Bukit Aman to investigate its own officers for the alleged misconduct.

He was charged in a Johor Baru court yesterday under the Multimedia Communications Act and was freed on bail after pleading not guilty.

Ahmad, a quantity surveyor, was arrested at his office in Cheras on November 2 and hauled to face the Johor police for allegedly posting seditious remarks against the Johor royal house on social networking service Facebook.

But when his remand expired on Monday and a Johor magistrate declined a police application for an extension, the 27-year-old quantity surveyor was rearrested under a different law, despite protests from his family members.

He was remanded a further three days from Tuesday under Section 233 (1)(b) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for his alleged Facebook insult against the Johor Sultan.

Section 233(1)(b) stipulates that “a person who initiates a communication using any applications service, whether continuously, repeatedly or otherwise, during which communication may or may not ensue, with or without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person at any number or electronic address, commits an offence”.

The offence carries a maximum fine of RM50,000, or maximum one-year jail term, or both.

According to Ahmad’s lawyer on Saturday, the police had initially informed the youth that he was being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 for the offence.

“Ahmad wants the police involved in the case to be investigated for abusing their powers to search his family’s home without a warrant, and for not allowing him access to his lawyer and family,” said Ahmad’s lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri today.

“We are also requesting Bukit Aman set up a special team to ensure the safety of Ahmad and his family.”

Ahmad told reporters today that he suffered emotional distress as a result of police interrogation and denial of access to legal counsel.

“When I was under detention I was not allowed to see my lawyer and family.

“Their accusations have no basis... I did not do it (insult the Johor Sultan)... I am not a criminal,” said Ahmad.





Yes, Ahmad consult your lawyer and sue the Police if they have abused their power!!!!

What is the Law Minister going to say about it??? Keep silent!!!

The cops that arrest him act in bad faith. You can't arrest somebody for 3 days to investigate a crime and did not talk to him or ask any question of him. Then when the magistrate refuse police extension to detain him they use Multimedia Act to detain him.

This is a total abuse of power and show no respect to the law of the land. It also shows that the police is on a fishing expedition and had no idea what they are arresting him for.

Law minister chilling with Michael Chia counting their riches,
aint nobody got time for this small fries

There are some areas in the City where cars are being stolen every other day but nothing is being done. Somehow the police seems to at lost of not know what to do.

lets take a wild guess here...who controls the police , macc, etc?
since you all know so its not too hard to guess who is behind all this right?

Crony elitist party tag hardest to shake off, says Umno sec-gen

For Umno, the biggest hurdle to victory at the 13th general election is the perception that it is a corrupt and elitist party that practises cronyism, its secretary-general said today.

Datuk Tengku Adnan Mansor told state news agency Bernama that it will be tough to fix the misperception because many of Umno’s critics were disgruntled partymen who chose to break away and form their own splinter groups, like PAS and PKR.

“The problem we are facing is perception. After we won the 2004 general elections, probably we were negligent until the opposition succeeded in labelling Umno a crony party, elitists, corrupt and all sorts,” he was reported saying.

While Tengku Adnan did not name anyone directly, he was likely referring to Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who had a promising career in Umno that rocketed him to the country’s second most important position until he was sacked from government in 1998, triggering a group of his supporters to form a splinter party called Keadilan.

PAS, an Islamist party that has made religion its main agenda, was founded in 1956 and had been a part of the ruling federal coalition between 1974 and 1978.

Both teamed up with the secular DAP to form an opposition pact they call Pakatan Rakyat (PR) shortly after their landmark gains in Election 2008.

The Putrajaya MP told the wire news service that although both he and party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak were working to fix the lopsided image, it was proving to be tough as there was still some former members who held a strong grudge against Umno.

“Umno is a political party, we never promise richness [sic]. This we have stressed,” Tengku Adnan, popularly called Ku Nan, was reported saying.

“It’s tough to repair if he is still resentful and has grudges. This is the hardest. We are still in the restoration stage to correct the situation,” he added, according to an extract of the transcript published by the news wire agency.

He also blamed the widespread negative perception of Umno with some within its ranks who had painted a false and distorted image of the party having promised largess to individuals instead of the public good.

“Probably the view brought by the Umno person is wrong,” he said, adding that it was not easy to face people with desires and who had egos.

He reminded Umno members that the party not only represented the Malay community but encompassed the entire Malaysian society at large.

Tengku Adnan told Bernama that he could see voters were becoming increasingly turned off by online news coverage and were returning to the mainstream media to get their regular news fix, saying this was eroding society’s trust in electronic and social media.

He said that while Umno has its own “cybertroopers”, the party has always urged them to report only the truth and nothing defamatory, suggesting that other online news sources were unreliable.

The 60-year-old federal lawmaker was also asked to weigh in on party members who wanted the BN coalition to announce early the list of candidates for the next general election.

He told Bernama that, personally, he agreed that it was a good idea as it would enable those contesting to better prepare themselves and avoid the last minute chaos.

But he said the decision lay with the party presiden






Most people had confirmed most unmos' political opportunists are corrupted, arrogance,dirty, racist & biggest liars in Malaysia.

Perception seems to be UMNO leaders' favourite word of late.It is a well known fact that majority of Malaysians know too well of UMNO's corruptions,cronyisms, and power abuses.I am advising Adnan not to take Malaysians as fools.

We can see with our own eyes. Now I can see why UMNO/BN ejection from Putrajaya is nearer than I thought. Even people like you who are suppose to be the eyes and ear of UMNO cannot come to term with your own decay.

UMNO lives money and corruption. UMNO even has corrupt practices which they call money politics during every party election! Ali Rustam was found guilty of money politics and he is still the CM!! Get real BUMNO it is not perception it is fact!!

07 November 2012

nazri...please pleaded guilty ... no need uphold a wet thread....Nazri: Attacks against me because I’m an asset

like father like son ....shameless....!!!

Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz today suggested he was being targeted by accusations of conflict of interest involving the investigation of a RM40 million “political donation” for Sabah Umno, due to his worth to Barisan Nasional (BN).
“Don’t you think because I’m an asset, there’s an attack on me now?” Nazri said today.

“I must be very important, otherwise, why will they attack me?” the de facto law minister said.

Last Saturday, Utusan Malaysia reported Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM)’s president Azwanddin Hamzah as saying that Nazri may become a political liability to the BN coalition.

Nazri dismissed Azwanddin's statement as irrelevant, saying that the "biggest organisation which reflects the thinking of Malays is Umno".

"I'll be very worried if the president of Umno, deputy president or secretary-general of Umno made such comments," Nazri, who is also an Umno supreme council member, said.

"But if it's a roadside politician form a roadside organisation, I don't think I need to be answerable," he said, saying that Azwanddin was a political "frog" who was formerly from PKR.

“We will never know whether I’m a liability or not until we go for elections...” Nazri said while challenging Azwanddin to contest in his Padang Rengas parliamentary seat.
Last week, the de facto law minister admitted to personally knowing timber trader Michael Chia ― the person at the centre of a murky RM40 million “donation” to Umno Sabah ― but denied any conflict of interest in his alleged defence of the man in Parliament as he had neither investigated nor cleared the man of corruption.

The minister had pointed out that he had been the one to answer questions in Parliament on Chia and the latter’s alleged links to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman as it was his duty as de facto law minister.

PKR’s Rafizi Ramli had argued that Nazri’s position as law minister posed a conflict of interest in the investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Comission (MACC) as the agency falls under his purview.

But Nazri had said there was no conflict of interest in his son’s use of Chia’s Hummer luxury 4WD as he had not been the one who investigated or cleared the man.

Chia was recently cleared of graft allegations involving Musa after local and Hong Kong anti-graft authorities reportedly found that the RM40 million he was accused of attempting to smuggle to Malaysia was a “political donation” to Sabah Umno and not for Musa’s personal use.

According to previous reports, Chia was arrested in Hong Kong in 2008 for attempting to smuggle the cash back to Malaysia. At the time, he had reportedly told the Hong Kong authorities that the money was meant for Musa, alerting them to kick off investigations against both men.






Indeed you are an asset....for opposition party campaign...thanks bro
in case you don't know what asset means, please allow me to give you an example. You bought a decent car and used it frequently to do business and makes money for you, it is an asset to you. However, if you bought an expensive car but only use it for leisure and is always garaged, then it is a liability. So, sad to say you belong to the second category.

Ask the 28 millions Malaysian, whether you are an Asset or Liability? You will get the clear answer and no need for you to claim that you are an Asset. You are such an arrogant , egoistic minister and majority of the Malaysian can't wait to see you out from Putra Jaya. Since Rafizi brought this matter openly, why don't you contest him in this Mother of all election and see whether you are still as popular and in demand as you think you are.

senile old man unconscious time to die....Dr M mocks reporter over nepotism claim

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today pointedly told the media to report that he had instructed Petronas to award a lucrative multimillion ringgit petroleum contract to his son, after a journalist suggested nepotism in the deal involving SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd.

“Yes, of course. He is given it because I instructed Petronas. Put that in your paper,” he sniped.“Of course. I presided over everything. I told them (Petronas), ‘please give to my son and not to anybody else,’” the country’s longest serving prime minister said.

Dr Mahathir was speaking at a press conference held after he received a patron award from the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) at the Rennaissance Hotel here.

Earlier, event organisers had instructed the media to confine their queries to town planning and any other issue related to the function and the MIP.

But the usually amicable Dr Mahathir later agreed to field a question on the ongoing controversy surrounding a remark that an opposition MP had issued regarding religion.

After the question, a journalist asked if there was any “conflict of interest” in the award of two contracts worth RM836 million to SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd, where Dr Mahathir’s son, Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir, is executive vice-chairman.

“That is what I’ve been doing all the time,” Dr Mahathir continued in his tirade. “Even the time when I was prime minister, everything goes to my children.

“But when everything goes to the children of other PMs, you don’t want to mention because he is a nice man. He enables you to read, isn’t it?” he said, a smile firmly on his face.

The press conference was concluded a few seconds later, after Dr Mahathir offered a curt reply to another question.

According to a Reuters report last week, Allied Marine & Equipment Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned unit of SapuraKencana Petroleum, was awarded a RM700 million underwater services contract for three and a half years by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.

Another wholly-owned unit, Kencana HL Sdn Bhd, was awarded a RM135.8 million engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract from HESS Exploration and Production Malaysia BV for an integrated gas project in the Kamelia Field in the North Malay Basin.

Both contracts were announced in two stock exchange filings last Thursday.






Unashamed and insolent. Now he could afford to behave as if he is immuned to any form of repercussion or reprisal. Wait till the day when his brashness and impudence got the better of him.

This is the mentality of umno/BN. The question of right and wrong don't apply. If someone else can do it, why can't I?! THATS their reasoning! And that is why all of them are actively doing it and no one within their organization can say anything against it. Because they are all guilty of doing the same thing. Why do you think they are clamoring to be re elected? To serve the people? They just want to line their pockets, because they know they can get away with it.

Whether Mahathir influenced Petronas contracts to his son Mokhzani or not, it was Mahathir who had expanded and nurtured nepotism and cronyism. Care to deny this, Mahathir?

Mahathir, thank you for your honesty. While after regime changed, your will be under arrest, you have right to remain silent, whatever statement you made will be used as evidence to testify in court. You have right to defend yourself or by appoint an attorney. If you do not have resources, the court will provide one for you. We highly recommend Karpal Singh as your defense attorney. Stay well and good night till the day comes.

04 November 2012

nazri.... do not be as gay soldiers ... follow footsteps yours NFC heifer....Be like Shahrizat, take a holiday from Cabinet...!!!

PKR’s Rafizi Ramli today challenged Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to “be a gentleman” and follow in the footsteps of former Cabinet colleague Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil by taking a short holiday from his duties pending a probe on his allegedly corrupt link to Sabah businessman Michael Chia.

Rafizi said a report will be lodged with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Nazri and his family next Monday, alleging a possibility that Chia had given the minister’s son a luxury car as inducement to clear him of corruption.

“I think it is going to be very embarrassing for Nazri (picture) if Shahrizat is seen as braver and more responsible than he is.

“So if he (Nazri) is indeed the No. 1 chief, then be a gentleman like Shahrizat was... take a holiday pending a probe,” the PKR strategy director told a press conference today, his second on the issue since yesterday.

Rafizi gave a reminder that of all Shahrizat’s colleagues in the Cabinet, Nazri had been the former minister’s most vocal critic, and had even expressed worry that the Wanita Umno chief’s alleged link to the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal could hurt and weaken the party.

The PKR leader, known to be the party’s “expose man”, also challenged Nazri to sue him in court if he felt that his allegations were defamatory, chiding him for using rough words against him yesterday when responding to the issue.

“It is his right. My view is that, if he feels this is slander he should take legal action. This is a serious matter because if what I am saying is wrong, then it is defamation and he should take legal action quickly like what Shahrizat did... nothing wrong with that,” he said.

At a press conference yesterday, Rafizi had drawn links between Nazri’s family and Chia by furnishing photographic evidence showing that the minister’s son, Nedim, has been using a RM500,000 Hummer WNX 9776 registered to the Sabah businessman.

Chia was recently cleared of graft allegations involving Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman after local and Hong Kong anti-graft authorities reportedly found that the RM40 million he was accused of attempting to smuggle to Malaysia was a “political donation” to Sabah Umno and not for Musa’s personal use.

According to past reports, Chia was arrested in Hong Kong in 2008 for attempting to smuggle the cash back to Malaysia. At the time, he had reportedly told the Hong Kong authorities that the money was meant for Musa, alerting them to kick off investigations against both men.

Rafizi insisted that Nazri, who recently declared himself the “No. 1 law minister”, may be guilty of corruption as he had been the sole minister who told Parliament recently that Musa was cleared of corruption.

By announcing Musa’s innocence, Rafizi explained, Nazri had effectively cleared Chia as well, despite failing to provide details of the probe against both men, either by the MACC or Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

“If what we are saying is untrue, then let’s open everything up... Nazri, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), the MACC, should all come out and release their investigation papers on this case... particularly proof from the ICAC, which had supposedly claimed that Chia had not committed an offence.

“We will not just take Nazri’s words like that... we have experienced this before with the NFC. So we must prove that ICAC did clear the men, and we want direct evidence from Hong Kong itself,” the PKR man said.

Rafizi disagreed with Nazri’s contention yesterday that there was no conflict of interest in his son’s use of Chia’s Hummer as he had not been the one who investigated or cleared the man, pointing out that as minister, Nazri’s words to Parliament carry great influence.

“By virtue of his statement in Parliament, which cleared Chia of the allegations... it carries more weight than any statement, even more than the MACC,” he said.

Prior to Nazri’s first reported reply to Parliament declaring the Musa-Chia case closed, there was no official declaration from either the MACC or the ICAC stating the same.

When responding to Rafizi’s allegation yesterday, Nazri had neither denied nor confirmed that his son has been using Chia’s Hummer, but said that he saw no wrong if this were true.

The senior minister also pointed out that there was no conflict of interest in the matter as he had not been the one who investigated or cleared Chia of corruption.

“Nazri’s explanation makes no sense at all... in fact, I am more of a gentleman than he is because I took this brave road to come out and speak about this, without hiding behind any parliamentary immunity.

“In fact, I am even willing to face a lawsuit,” said Rafizi, who is currently facing two lawsuits on his NFC exposes — one for allegedly defaming Shahrizat and another for violating banking laws.

Earlier during the press conference, Rafizi released seven short surveillance clips as additional evidence to yesterday’s photographs, claiming they were proof that Nedim and his family have been using Chia’s Hummer.

The clips showed the Hummer in its routine journey to and from a posh condominium in Damansara Heights here, where Nedim and his family are believed to be living.

They also briefly show the presence of a green Audi sports car, which Rafizi claimed is driven by Nedim, and a black Toyota Vellfire, which the man’s wife supposedly uses.

The Hummer, according to Rafizi, is mostly used by the family’s drivers and personal bodyguards and is even used as a “storage” vehicle, based on one clip where the vehicle’s opened boot reveals clutter.

However, not a single video showed Nedim or his family members.






What is the PM going to say about this...first the NFC ...AES...Sabah CM.....and now the De facto Minister .......I dont know how many of this scandal is going to come this why the PM is not holding the he expecting all these things going to happen.....if its true then why not give a walk over to PR and save the tax payers money on the election....

Starting from the top, minister after minister are tainted with corruption. What a cabinet of rats!!!

Nazri as well as other UMNO elites are taking the ordinary Malaysian citizens as fools ,The corrupted laughing all the way to banks without having to worry, knowing very well that nothing will happen to them even with all the evidences.The only thing left for Malaysians to do is to vote out the BN government before the country goes bankrupt.

It is time to nail on this person. A minister of controversial full of untold stories behind him. A father of a naughty son. Should he show good example as a good father to have his son to be dragged back to be well behaving as a son of a minister? A person of no working ability and getting substantial monthly income to support himself driving an RM 500,000 car is too exorbitant extravagant.

mutual swaps protecting UMNO's gang of robbers....Do not be quick to judge Nazri, says Muhyiddin


Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin ( picture ) appeared today to back Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz in the uproar over the latter’s allegedly corrupt links with Michael Chia, urging the public not to pass early judgment on his Cabinet colleague without knowing the true picture.

The Umno deputy president pointed out that Malaysia has a sound justice system in place and Nazri’s actions, whether wrong or right, must be viewed from a legal standpoint.

“Do not be so quick to pass judgment... this must be seen on the principles of responsibility and law.

“We have a system and legislation... but do not pass early judgment,” Muhyiddin (picture) said at a press conference after attending World Teacher’s Day celebrations at the CIDB convention centre here this afternoon.

He said the allegations were no surprise as opposition leaders were known for claiming many things but pointed out that if Nazri’s accusers believe the minister had committed an offence, they could very well refer him to the authorities.

But he said it would not be fair to penalise an individual simply because of an allegation from another person before it is rightfully proven by the relevant authorities if any wrong had been committed.

“If they feel something is amiss here, report to the police, and the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) could investigate,” Muhyiddin said.

On Thursday, PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli had alleged a conflict of interest in Nazri’s responses on Chia’s graft and money-laundering case by drawing links between the minister and the Sabah timber trader, who was part of an international corruption probe involving Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman.

In his allegation, Rafizi had questioned if Nazri’s apparent “relentless” defence of Chia was due to his son Nedim’s use of the businessman’s RM500,000 Hummer, to which he provided photographic evidence to prove.

Chia was recently cleared of graft allegations involving Musa after local and Hong Kong anti-graft authorities reportedly found that the RM40 million he was accused of attempting to smuggle to Malaysia was a “political donation” to Sabah Umno and not for Musa’s personal use.

According to past reports, Chia was arrested in Hong Kong in 2008 for attempting to smuggle the cash back to Malaysia. At the time, he had reportedly told the Hong Kong authorities that the money was meant for Musa, alerting them to kick off investigations against both men.

Rafizi insisted that Nazri, who recently declared himself the “No. 1 law minister”, may be guilty of corruption as he had been the sole minister who told Parliament recently that Musa was cleared of corruption.

By announcing Musa’s innocence, Rafizi explained, Nazri had effectively cleared Chia as well, despite failing to provide details of the probe against both men, either by the MACC or Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Prior to Nazri’s first reported reply to Parliament declaring the Musa-Chia case closed, there was no official declaration from either the MACC or the ICAC stating the same.

When responding to Rafizi’s allegation the same day, Nazri had neither denied nor confirmed that his son has been using Chia’s Hummer, but said that he saw no wrong if this were true.

The senior minister also pointed out that there was no conflict of interest in the matter as he had not been the one who investigated or cleared Chia of corruption.

At another press conference yesterday, Rafizi announced plans to lodge an MACC report against Nazri and his family on Monday.






This conflict of interest has angered the nation with such snobbish comments coming form Nazri. It's further angered by the inaction from the AG, MACC and the BN government for Nazri to protect his rowdy son, Musa and Chia. The rakyat are also annoyed for MACC for doesn't have the marbles to act and tell us why such cases has to be reported before they act, it's ridiculous for such authorities to wait for report before action. Nazri must change his mindset that Malaysia doesn't belong to him or his son and we have laws governing it.

UMNO has so many scandals, can you blame us for judging the person it appoints to a high post?

We can now judge for ourselves how UMNO carries out its duties for its citizens. That they appoint corrupt, incompetent people into high positions? And frequently sweeps its scandals under the carpet by controlling the press (that is also owns).

It takes a thief to catch a thief. And also a thief to help another thief

What to expect from "malay first and malaysian second"?. NFC is no issue to him and now, Nazri "NFC stail family affair" is no issue to him again.

ahmad said propping najib...rubbishes Hadi’s ‘Pekan’ challenge as a political ploy

Terengganu BN Datuk Seri Ahmad Said claims that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s decision to challenge Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the Pekan parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election is a political gimmick.

Ahmad, who is also Terengganu Menteri Besar, said if Hadi did not have to wait for approval from the president of PAS if he was sincere in his intent to put up a fight with Najib in Pekan.

“This is one of PAS’ gimmicks. No need to entertain this. He should just walk the talk. If he really does it he must be having a “death wish”,” he told reporters after attending a state-level Deepavali open house here last night.







Ahmad Said what is there for you to rubbish Hadi. We hope this challenge becomes a reality and see how brave Najib is. He dares not debate Anwar, is he brave enough to face Hadi in a debate? You, UMNOputras do not gain the voters' confidence by rubbishing others. Don't use your strength as the government to try and cow others. We voters are the judge abn will deliver our verdict comes GE13. So, so be carried away by your arrogance!

I think Mohd Said must be relieved when he heard TGHH made the decision.BN politicians will look for the safest place to stand and they can't comprehend the impact of TGHH decision.Nazri rubbished the humvee while Sharizat rubbished Penang anti-hopping law.Now Said rubbished TGHH challenge and they better pray that Malaysian do not rubbish BN in this coming election.

Corruption issues struck....PR signals graft as campaign fodder in NS swing state rally

A mammoth rally by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) here last night gave Malaysians a glimpse of what to expect when official campaigning for the next general election starts.

Corruption issues struck a chord with the crowd, who cheered the loudest when Datuk Seri Sharizat Abdul Jalil’s NFC scandal, and Sabah Umno’s “political donation” cases which involved the de facto law minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz were mentioned by PR leaders.

Government retiree Khairuddin Abdullah, 40, was among those at the rally, and his remarks could influence the state Barisan Nasional (BN) sound the alarm as the general election draw near.

“I came here tonight to hear PR leaders talk ... there are many BN scandals being exposed.

“If PR wins, there are many changes that can be implemented,” he told 

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and his opposition colleagues made their pitch last night for voters to back “the Pakatan Rakyat way” at the rally here in the capital of Negeri Sembilan, a state now held by BN, but identified by the opposition as a state that could swing either way in the next elections.

“The BN’s way is the old way. It’s the way where parties are made of different races. That is not like the PR’s way. All of our parties have people from different races and religions,” Abdul Hadi said.

Last night’s crowd numbered in the thousands and was composed mostly of partisan supporters, but many had also come from the capital’s outskirts out of curiosity to listen to the pitch for their votes from Hadi, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang and PKR’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Kew Yong Peng, 40, who made the trek here from Tampin, a small town that straddles the Negeri Sembilan-Malacca border, put the PR states as a benchmark in anti-graft measures.

“I want changes in our leadership ... corruption is very bad nowadays, if PR rules (the nation), I am confident that corruption will be reduced,” he told The Malaysian Insider in between listening to speeches from the leaders of DAP, PKR and PAS.

Hadi took great pains to differentiate PR from BN in his speech to the multiracial crowd.

“PAS is a multiracial Islamic party. We have non-Muslims in our Non-Muslim PAS Supporters Congress. PKR is a multiracial and multireligious party. So is DAP.”

“This is different from BN. Their parties are all racial.”

In Election 2008, PR had won 3 out of 8 parliamentary seats in Negeri Sembilan, and 15 out of 36 state legislative assembly seats,

Despite making up only 41.8 per cent of the voters’ population in Seremban, a majority of those that attended the PR rally last night were the Malays, a warning signal to BN which has traditionally been able to rely on strong support from the community.

Ani, 56, from Kuala Pilah, attended the rally to “get the real story”, which she said would not come from the local TV stations.

“I just hope to see changes,” she said.

Anwar, the Opposition Leader who is fresh from his recent campaign trips to East Malaysia, told the Seremban crowd of PR’s events in Sabah and Sarawak.

The promise that the two previously “safe deposits” for Barisan Nasional (BN) can be won by the Opposition has boosted confidence in the audience tonight.

But ultimately official corruption, or hints of graft and abuse, was the crowd pleaser, a theme that the BN campaign must be prepared to deal with.

Both Anwar and DAP’s Lim Kit Siang spoke on the controversial AES speed cameras which has sparked widespread public objections and is being opposed by PR as well as those in BN who are worried the ruling coalition would lose votes as a result of issuing summonses to tens of thousands of voters as elections loom.

Playing to the gallery, Lim scored with his dig at corruption and speed cameras.

“An ‘Automatic Enforcement System’ for corruption ... do you agree or not?” Lim asked the crowd who answered with a loud chorus of “yes”.






Negeri Sembilan WILL definitely choose a CLEAN government! No right thinking Rakyat WILL RETURN a CORRUPT and OPPRESSIVE regime who continue to ROB and STEAL in Putrajaya. Lets VOTE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW!! PKR!!

This is the only country in the world that outsourced the traffic summonses, why not do 1 more step further to outsource the whole cabinet jobs as well. 1 Mlaysia=Everything is under 1 THING, ie, OUTSOURCING.

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