26 November 2014

Melayu UMNO yang berisiko jadi Red Indian...


Melayu dan Islam tidak terancam di Malaysia, tetapi Umno yang merasakan bahangnya, kata ahli panel di sebuah forum di Kuala Lumpur malam tadi.

Sasterawan Negara Datuk A Samad Said mempersoalkan bagaimana Melayu dan Islam terancam di Malaysia ketika semua jawatan tertinggi dalam negara diduduki orang Melayu.

“Sejak dulu hingga sekarang, perdana menteri, timbalan perdana menteri dan juga menteri dalam negeri terdiri daripada orang Melayu,” kata Samad kepada lebih 200 hadirin yang hadir ke Hotel Mandarin Court pada forum bertajuk “Apakah Melayu dan Islam Diancam?”.


Sasterawan Negara Datuk A Samad Said bercakap kepada hadirin forum 'Adakah Melayu dan Islam Terancam?' di Kuala Lumpur, malam tadi. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Nazir Sufari, 25 November, 2014.

Samad berkata, sejak awal kemerdekaan negara, orang Melayu sudah menguasai semua jawatan tertinggi dan berpengaruh yang menentukan hala tuju Malaysia.

“Lihat polis dan tentera, majoritinya Melayu, termasuk semua jawatan tertinggi. Jadi mengapa Melayu dan Islam terancam?”

“Persoalan Melayu dan Islam sedang diancam hanya berbangkit semasa pilihan raya umum dan perhimpunan agung Umno,” kata Samad.

Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah Lim Kit Siang berkata hanya golongan elit Melayu dan Umno rasa terancam di forum 'Adakah Melayu dan Islam Terancam?' di Kuala Lumpur, malam tadi. 

Lim Kit Siang bersetuju dan menambah Melayu yang merasa terancam hanyalah dolongan elit dan Umno, selepas keputusan pilihan raya umum 2008 dan 2013.

“Dilaporkan Melayu dalam bahaya untuk menjadi seperti Red Indian di Amerika Syarikat. Tetapi mengapa Melayu melihat kepada kemungkinan ini?

“Persoalan ini perlu dijawab semua enam perdana menteri daripada Umno, termasuk Datuk Seri Najib Razak,” kata Lim dan menambah Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad harus menjawab mengapa pemerintahan 22 tahunnya menyebabkan Melayu berisiko menjadi Red Indian.

Lim berkata, isu sebenarnya adalah bukan Melayu dan Islam terancam tetapi yang sebenarnya terancam di Malaysia adalah semua kaum dan agama.


Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah Lim Kit Siang berkata hanya golongan elit Melayu dan Umno rasa terancam di forum 'Adakah Melayu dan Islam Terancam?' di Kuala Lumpur, malam tadi. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Nazir Sufari, 25 November, 2014.

“Lihat ranking antarabangsa, ianya tidak menipu. Malaysia berada di 50 teratas dalam ranking keganasan antarabangsa,” kata Lim.

“Angka ranking pendidikan kita jatuh setiap tahun. Putrajaya harus fokus kepada ini berbanding politik kebencian dan taktik menakut-nakutkan.”

Pakar Perlembagaan Profesor Dr Abdul Aziz Bari mengatakan keputusan pilihan raya umum 2008 dan 2013 memberikan jawapan yang jelas sama ada Melayu dan Islam itu terancam.

“Umno yang terancam, sebab itu kumpulan hak Melayu seperti Perkasa dan Isma muncul. Melayu dan Islam selamat,” kata Aziz.

“Tidak mempunyai majoriti dua pertiga bagi Barisan Nasional bermakna kerajaan yang memerintah tidak boleh membuat perubahan sesuka hati di Parlimen.”

Aziz berkata, beliau tidak faham mengapa Perkasa, Isma dan Umno beperangai seperti orang gila, bercakap tentang hak Melayu dan Melayu sedang terancam secara konsisten.


Pakar Perlembagaan Aziz Bari berkata keputusan pilihan raya umum 2008 dan 2013 beri jawapan jelas di forum 'Adakah Melayu dan Islam Terancam?' di Kuala Lumpur, malam tadi. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Nazir Sufari, 25 November, 2014.

“Hak keistimewaan dan kedudukan Melayu dijamin Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Jadi mengapa kumpulan ini memfokuskan secara konsisten kepada sejarah?”

“Ini kerana Umno gagal untuk membebaskan Melayu secara ekonomi, sebab itu kedudukan gabungan pemerintah dalam bahaya,” katanya.

Aziz juga mengkritik bekas Ketua Hakim Negara Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad kerana mengatakan orang Melayu akan menjadi seperti Red Indian sekiranya PAS dan Umno tidak bekerjasama. 

"Hamid tidak faham sejarah," kata Aziz, memberi amaran jika PAS bergabung dengan Umno, kuranglah semak dan imbang terhadap Putrajya. 

"Lihat, Najib pun sedang sakit kepala dengan perangai sebahagian ahli Umno," kata Aziz yang mendapat tepukan gemuruh daripada hadirin. 

Naib Presiden PAS Datuk Husam Musa pula berbeza pendapat, berkata beliau setuju orang Islam dan Melayu sedang diancam. 

"Saya tidak bersetuju meletakkan Islam dan Melayu bersama-sama, kerana Islam lebih tinggi daripada Melayu," kata Husam, menjelaskan Melayu tidak boleh melepasi kemuliaan Islam. 

"Mengapa saya katakan Melayu sedang terancam? Kerana perang psikologi yang dijalankan Umno dan diketuai Isma dan Perkasa," kata Husam. 

Sebulan selepas pilihan raya umum ke-13 tahun lepas, Husam berkata satu kaji selidik dijalankan Merdeka Centre menunjukkan 26% orang Melayu merasakan mereka sedang terancam. 

"Bagaimanapun, selepas usaha propaganda yang kuat daripada Barisan Nasional dan NGO Melayu, 55% orang Melayu kini merasakan mereka semua terancam." 


Naib Presiden PAS Datuk Husam Musa setuju Melayu dan Islam terancam di forum 'Adakah Melayu dan Islam Terancam?' di Kuala Lumpur, malam tadi. – Gambar The Malaysian Insider oleh Nazir Sufari, 25 November, 2014.


Husam berkata kesan perang propaganda itu tidak boleh dinafikan, lebih lama lagi Umno memerintah Malaysia, orang Melayu akan lebih berasa seperti Red Indian.

"NGO menggunakan Islam bagi isu rasis, dan agama tersebut digunakan dan dikembangkan untuk kesesuaian politik," kata Husam. 

Beliau berkata perbezaan paling besar antara PAS dan Umno, adalah PAS mementingkan Islam sementara Umno mementingkan Melayu. 

"Pemisahan bangsa sangat ketara dalam Barisan Nasional di kawasan majoriti-Melayu, hanya pemimpin Melayu yang akan mendekati dan bercakap dengan pengundi. 

"Tetapi Pakatan Rakyat berbeza, semua pemimpin akan turun padang dan bercakap dengan rakyat, tidak kiralah mereka Melayu atau bukan Melayu,” katanya,

Husam berkata formula kemelayuan yang digunakan Putrajaya tidak mampu menjadikan Melayu dan Islam kuat, sebaliknya mengancam mereka. 

Penganjur forum, Koordinator Roketkini.com Edry Faizal berkata forum tersebut dianjurkan kerana ia isu yang melibatkan rakyat. 

"Lim sudah menimbulkan isu ini di Dewan Rakyat, tetapi tiada siapa yang ingin mendebatkan atau berbincang perkara itu. Jadi kami rasa menganjurkan forum ini langkah yang terbaik.

"Sekurang-kurangnya kita dapat soalan langsung daripada rakyat untuk memulakan perbincangan," kata Edry kepada The Malaysian Insider selepas forum itu. 

Edry berkata sama ada Islam dan Melayu sedang terancam merupakan sesuatu yang ditimbulkan secara langsung dan tersirat pelbagai kumpulan, termasuk NGO Melayu. 


Photo: Kalau UMNO jatuh, bangun balik, apa susah. Pemimpin UMNO saja takut jatuh tak boleh bangun2 nanti. UMNO dah jatuh pun kat Selangor.. Elok je org melayu.. Kat Kelantan, UMNO dah berpuluh tahun kecundang, agama Islam terus berkembang.. 

Retorik sepanjang zaman. Retrorik merapu tahap gaban! Since when if UMNO collapse, Islam juga turut hancur? Najib is talk rubbish again!!!... Tak payah nak cakap soal agama kalau bini sendiri pun tak pakai tudung.. Dah hafal apa Najis Mughallazah belum??

Tu satu hal gak, pastu ugut2 konon UMNO tumbang, melayu akan dibangsatkan. Woi!!! Apa punya mentaliti PM Malaysia ni?? Seriously, Najib Razak adalah first ever PM in in Malaysia using word Bangsat. Congrats on using a bangsat language.. Rilek laaaa, dulu ko pun Haramjadahkan peneroka Felda.. Dah lupa?? No UMNO Malay warriors dare to stand up and question him back about his actions? 1MDB, Battersea Powerplant Redevelopment, etc.?

Why UMNO now sound desperate? Why don't right away claim that UMNO as god? UMNO yang menentukan nasib orang Melayu & kesucian agama Islam. Nak sangat kan? Satu lagi Jib!!! Then explain how far UMNO have taken Malays since 1957? 

Sebenarnya, Najib x suka ngan teori Melayu jadi Red Indian, terpaksa la dia tukar pada Melayu Dibangsatkan..

Aktivis Siti Kassim yang menghadiri forum itu memberitahu panel, orang Melayu sepertinya adalah mereka yang sebenarnya terancam. 

"Islam digunakan parti politik untuk kepentingan mereka, itulah isu dan masalah sebenar.

"Melayu dan Islam memang berkait, apabila subjek Islam ditimbulkan, Melayu juga terlibat,” katanya.

Katanya, PAS dan Umno juga bersalah kerana mereka bersaing untuk menjadi lebih Islamik daripada masing-masing. 

"Umno hanya memberi reaksi kepada PAS dengan percubaan menampakkan mereka sebagai lebih Islamik daripada PAS," kata Siti. – tmi

UMNO under threat, not Malays and Islam...


Panellists at a forum last night concur that it is only Umno and the Malay elites who are at risk of becoming sidelined like the Red Indians in the US, not ordinary Malays.

Among them include PAS vice president Husam Musa, who said that most parliamentary seats would remain Malay-majority even if Pakatan Rakyat takes over the government, and only a redelineation exercise could change that.

He pointed out that of the parliament’s 222 seats, Malay majority seats outnumber non-Malay majority seats by 52 seats.

“What Perkasa and the former chief justice (Abdul Hamid Mohamad) feared is not that Malays become Red Indians, but that Umno would become read Indians,” he said told a forum themed ‘Are Malays and Islam under threat?’ last night.

Nevertheless, he cited latest surveys by the pollster Merdeka Centre showing that 55 percent of Malays felt threatened, up from 26 percent in the first months after the 2008 general election.

This, he said, is due to an ‘intensive’ propaganda war in mainstream media.

“We cannot deny that this psychological war has made its impact. Whether Malays are under threat is another matter, but to their minds, they have accepted (the message of) Umno’s psychological war that Malays are under threat.

“Perhaps that is why the chief justice made his statement a few days ago that Malays would become Red Indians. In my opinion, the longer Umno rules Malaysia, the sooner Malays will become Red Indians,” he said.

Husam was responding to Abdul Hamid’s statement on Sunday, urging PAS to unite with Umno and stop DAP, or Malays would become marginalised like the Red Indians in the US.

Incomprehensible drivel

Meanwhile for national laureate A Samad Said, he said the “seasonal” drivel that Malays and Islam are under threat comes during elections and during Umno’s general assembly, and is hard to comprehend.

This is because on contrary to the claims, Samad (left) said the positions of power remain firmly in Malay hands over the past five decades, including all previous prime ministers, deputy prime ministers, home ministers, menteri besars, and most members of parliament.

This is apart from the civil service and the military, where most of its members are Malay, and the Malay Rulers.

“With such solid foundations, what is the basis for news reports that Malays and Islam are threatened?

“This is what keeps going about in the media, and sometimes I think that it is the non-Malays who are being threatened.

He also highlighted that all Malaysian prime ministers to date were of Malay noble origin (bangsawan) apart from Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“Did you realise that those in power for the past 57 years come only from a certain group? Why does not come from below? People who are cleaner, more visionary, and more ambitious?” he said.

Meanwhile, Selangor University law lecturer Abdul Aziz Bari (right) said the position of the Malay Rulers - and by extension the Malays - are now more secure than ever, because those who had threatened it are now weak.

This is because most constitutional amendments protecting the Bumiputera and Islam require a two-third majority in Parliament, as well as consent from the Conference of Rulers.

BN, which had made a constitutional amendment in 1993 to strip the sultans of their immunity to legal prosecution, had lost the two-third majority in 2008.

“Umno, in certain circumstances, goes against the constitution. It is not the (constitutional) provisions that pose a threat, but Umno’s attitude.

“Now that Umno is weak, they are safe. So back to the question whether Malays and Islam are threatened, I think they are safe because those who like to ‘steal’ from them are weak,” he said.-mk


Mahathir suruh perwakilan UMNO balun pemimpin2 depa...

Menjelang Perhimpunan Agung UMNO 2014 (PAU) pada malam ini, bekas presiden UMNO, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (Tun M) mengesa agar pemimpin parti tersebut lebih terbuka menerima teguran dalam memastikan kedudukan parti itu dapat dipertahankan.

Tun M berkata, amat penting setiap ahli dan perwakilan parti itu menegur pemimpin untuk memastikan mereka sedar terhadap segala tindakan, bagi kepentingan parti dan negara amnya.

"Yang kedua, ingin saya tekankan pentingnya menegur pemimpin. Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein bukan sahaja ditegur, bahkan dicabar. Saya diserang dan hampir kalah dalam pertandingan.

“Tanpa teguran pemimpin akan percaya segala yang dilakukan olehnya betul belaka. Tetapi sebenarnya ada yang dilakukan olehnya salah dan tidak baik.

“Pemimpin pula perlu dengar teguran ini dan ambil berat pandangan wakil. Janganlah selalu mendengar orang tertentu yang dikeliling kita sahaja. Yang mengeliling orang yang berkuasa tidak baik bagi mereka,” kata Tun M dalam blognya, chedet.cc hari ini.

Perhimpunan agung parti itu berlangsung mulai 25 hingga 29 Nov ini.


Tun M dalam coretan yang sama menambah bahawa beliau sebelum ini dinasihatkan agar tidak membuat teguran secara terbuka terhadap pemimpin tertinggi parti itu dan negara.

"Sebenarnya sudah saya tegur secara tertutup berkali-kali, terutamanya berkenaan masalah Bumiputera dan UMNO tetapi tidak berkesan. Teguran secara terbuka terpaksalah dibuat," katanya.

Tambah Tun M lagi, semua pihak menyedari bahawa kedudukan UMNO kini tidak popular jika dibandingkan dengan UMNO terdahulu.

Oleh hal demikian katanya, sekiranya UMNO kalah dan hilang dari bumi, kepimpinan dan ahli UMNO perlu bertanggungjawab terhadap faktor kejatuhan parti Melayu terbesar itu.

Mengulas mengenai perkara itu juga, Tun M berpendapat situasi berlaku kerana UMNO telah dijadikan sebagai batu loncatan untuk memperkayakan diri sendiri.

“UMNO hanya menerima ahli baru yang tidak mengancam kedudukan pemimpin yang sedia ada di semua peringkat.

“Cawangan tidak terima sesiapa yang berkebolehan mencabar Ketua Cawangan. Ini adalah oleh kerana ada habuan bagi Ketua Cawangan,” kata Tun M yang menyifatkan dirinya sebagai 'orang tua UMNO'.

Sebelum ini semasa pemilihan UMNO 1987, Tun M dan Tun Abdul Ghafar pernah dicabar naib presiden UMNO ketika itu, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah bersama bekas timbalan presiden UMNO, Tun Musa Hitam sehingga menyebabkan parti Melayu itu berpecah dua.- mD

Beranikah ahli UMNO tegur pemimpin?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Umno grassroots members must speak their minds. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, November 25, 2014.

Criticise Umno leadership at assembly, Dr M tells delegates...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Umno delegates to be critical and speak their minds at its assembly which begins tomorrow if the party is to survive and move forward.

He said Umno members must be brave in openly criticising their leaders, including their presidents, said Dr Mahathir, who was, at one time, the party’s longest serving president.

“Everyone knows that Umno now is not as popular as before. There are those who say Umno is not relevant.

“If Umno is defeated and wiped off the face of the earth, its leaders and members cannot deny that they had contributed to the downfall of the party that has done a lot for Malays and Malaysia,” said Dr Mahathir in a posting in his blog chedet.cc.

His message to Umno leaders and members comes a day before the country’s largest party is scheduled to hold its 68th assembly in Kuala Lumpur beginning November 26.

Dr Mahathir staunchly criticised Umno members in the past, and had gone on record to withdraw his support for president Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the country’s prime minister.

He said he did this after his recommendations to Najib fell on deaf ears.

Dr Mahathir’s most recent criticism was aimed at Najib’s policy of giving out cash transfers such as the People Aid Scheme and his management of debt-ridden sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

In calling for Umno members to be critical, Dr Mahathir said he himself had been openly criticised and even came close to losing the presidency.

The same, he said, happened to Umno’s first president Tunku Abdul Rahman, and his successors, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and Tun Hussein Onn.

“Without criticism, leaders will believe everything they do is correct. But in reality, it may be wrong.”

Dr Mahathir also touched on his fallout with Najib, although he did not explicitly mention Najib’s name.


“I was advised to not criticise openly. In reality, I had given my criticisms repeatedly behind closed doors, especially on Bumiputera and Umno problems.

“But it did not work. So I am forced to criticise openly.”

Dr Mahathir also said the "warlord culture" among Umno branch and division leaders corrupted the party to the point where bright and talented members got sidelined.

This has led to the party’s grassroots's structure being dominated by mediocre leaders, he said.

“Umno only accepts new members who do not threaten the position of their leaders at all levels. Branches do not accept those who can challenge the position of branch leaders.

“This is because there are rewards for being branch leaders.

“These branch leaders are then only replaced by weaker and mediocre successors as they are the only type of people the leadership accepts.

“That is why when the question crops up, ‘Who will be Selangor menteri besar if Barisan Nasional wins?', there is no answer... even though Selangor is full of educated and talented Malays who do not have to use Umno to enrich themselves.

“These people are barred from entering Umno. Those who make it in are barred from climbing up as leaders.

“Because of this disappointment, those who have talent are going into other parties. Umno will fade and this sacred party will fade away.” - msn news



Forum 1MDB Pusingan Kedua. Mai jangan tak mai...


cheers.

25 November 2014

Pembangkang Selangor tolak peruntukan,nak lebih...


Wakil rakyat BN Selangor menolak peruntukan RM200,000 setahun yang diperuntukkan oleh kerajaan negeri kepada setiap ADUN pembangkang di negeri itu.

Selain rasa terhina dengan pemberian itu, Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Shamsudin Lias berkata, kesemua 12 wakil rakyat BN menolaknya kerana jumlah yang diberi tidak sama dengan jumlah yang diperolehi ADUN Pakatan Rakyat.

"Kita tolak atas dasar prinsip. Prinsipnya keadilan. Sebenarnya, pada kita, kita rasa satu penghinaan. Kita adalah wakil rakyat.

"Apa beza dengan mereka yang juga wakil rakyat tetapi dapat dalam RM700,000. Kalau fikir dasar keadilan, kena bagi (jumlah) sama.

"Kalau nak bagi, bagi (jumlah) sama. Itu baru namanya adil," katanya pada sidang media di lobi Dewan Annex, Shah Alam hari ini.

Selain itu, ditanya adakah wakil rakyat BN akan kekal menolak wang peruntukkan tersebut, Shamsudin dengan tegas berkata: "kita menolak".

Ketika ditanya lagi sama ada mereka akan menerima sekiranya wang peruntukkan diberi sebanyak RM700,000, Shamsudin berkata, beliau tidak mahu membincangkan tentang perkara itu lagi.

"Perkara itu kita tak mahu bincangkan lagi," kata ADUN Sungai Burong ringkas. - mk



Insulted' BN reps reject RM200k allocation...

The 12 BN Selangor assemblypersons have decided to reject the RM200,000 annual allocation each, given by the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat government for development in their constituencies.

Opposition leader Shamsudin Lias said they felt "insulted" by the allocation as the amount allocated is not the same with Pakatan assemblypersons, who received RM700,000 each.

However, Shamsudin accepted the official car allocated to him by the Selangor government.

"We are rejecting the RM200,000 allocation on the principle of justice," he asserted.

Shamsudin, however, refused to comment when asked if the BN reps would have accepted a RM700,000 allocation.

"We don't want to discuss the matter any further," he said.- mk


Isana - These UMNO parasites are so used of getting free money for themselves without working that anything for not themselves will be rejected. Want to be Tuan only, no work please. 

Chipmunk - Muka tak malu. Hello Selangor opposition MP's, the allocation is for the Rakyat and not for your personal interest. Your ego overcame your accountability as an elected MP. So buck up or ship out!!If you want RM700K allocation, resign from BN and join Pakatan.

RR - A people oriented politician will fight for full RM 700000 whilst accepting RM200000 for the benefit of the people. This money is given not for personal use but for the rakyat. It shows the low mentality of BN DUNgu and the selfishness in accepting the official car. Yes, millions or billions they will take! Shame!

Silver Sempoi - Haha..Puak BN dah songlap juta bilion semasa perintah negeri Selangor dulu sekarang rasa terhina pula..? Mungkin diorang ni nak RM200 juta kot baru adil.Ptuihhh..!!!

Safiah Murni - Dahlah diberi banyak songeh pula lebih baik jangan dilayan sangat kereta jika dia tak hendak tarik balik mareka nak tunjuk lagak sombong negeri2 lain mareka tak layan pun kita jangan jadi bodoh pak turut.

Kalau gua jadi MB gua bagi moto kapcai je...

Selangor bagi RM2.4 juta setahun untuk ADUN BN ...

Dato’ Menteri Besar, Mohamed Azmin Ali mencadangkan peruntukan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) ditingkatkan kepada RM700,000 setahun.

Mohamed Azmin berkata, keputusan itu diambil bagi meningkatkan khidmat wakil rakyat menerusi Program Mesra Rakyat.

“Saya mencadangkan peruntukan ahli dewan negeri kerajaan ditingkatkan sebanyak RM100,000 menjadi RM700,000 setahun.

“Mulai 2015, peruntukkan ADUN turut dipanjangkan kepada ADUN Pembangkang dengan peruntukkan sejumlah RM200,000 setahun,” katanya ketika membentangkan Belanjawan Selangor 2015, di Dewan Negeri Selangor (DNS) hari ini.

Peruntukan itu juga akan diterima ADUN Bebas, yang juga bekas Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

“Dicadangkan sejumlah RM100,000 setahun diperuntukkan kepada penyelaras parlimen yang dilantik oleh kerajaan negeri,” kata Azmin.

Ketua Pembangkang Dewan Negeri Selangor (DNS), Datuk Shamsuddin Lias hari ini menerima keistimewaan dan kemudahan bernilai RM100,424.88 setahun sebagai menghargai peranannya dalam ‘check and balance’ kerajaan negeri.


Pengerusi BN S'gor,Noh 'udang'Omar dapat ini...

Ia merangkumi elaun tetap, bayaran gaji pemandu (termasuk elaun), bayaran gaji setiausaha kerja (termasuk elaun) dan kereta rasmi kerajaan negeri, sebuah Toyota Camry.

Speaker DNS, Hannah Yeoh berkata keistimewaan dan kemudahan itu diberikan seperti yang dipersetujui Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Pengurusan Dewan yang bermesyuarat pada 25 Ogos 2013.

Katanya, Ketua Pembangkang merupakan kompenan kerajaan yang memainkan peranan penting sebagai ‘semak dan imbang’ kepada Kerajaan walaupun tidak dinyatakan secara jelas di dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan mahupun Undang-undang Tubuh Negeri Selangor.

“Ia diberikan supaya beliau boleh menjalankan tugas-tugas dengan lebih efisen.

“Ini memperlihatkan kesungguhan Kerajaan Negeri dalam meraikan amalan demokrasi berparlimen di negara ini,” katanya dalam sidang media pada Majlis Penyerahan Kenderaan Rasmi kepada Ketua Pembangkang di bangunan Annex, di sini, hari ini.

Sebelum mengumumkan peruntukkan kepada wakil rakyat BN, Azmin sempat berseloroh untuk menarik balik peruntukkan itu ketika ADUN-ADUN Pembangkang mula mengetuk meja dan ketawa.

"Kalau tak nak, saya nak tarik balik," kata Azmin berseloroh.



Sementara itu, pada sidang medianya, Azmin berkata, peruntukkan kerajaan negeri kepada wakil rakyat BN itu pertama kali dilaksanakan di Selangor.

Bagaimanapun, katanya ia bukan pertama kali dilakukan oleh kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat memandangkan peruntukkan itu telah dilakukan di Pulau Pinang.

Ketika ditanya adakah peruntukkan itu turut diberi kepada ADUN Pelabuhan Klang Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (atas), Azmin hanya menjawab:

"Dia penyelaras DUN. Kita bagi. Sekarang kita pun ada penyelaras parlimen, kita juga bagi," katanya lagi. 

Sementara itu, Shamsudin dalam reaksinya menghargai usaha Kerajaan Negeri atas pengiktirafan yang diberikan dan berjanji akan menjalankan tugasnya sebaik mungkin.

“Saya amat menghargai pengiktirafan, sokongan dan kemudahan yang diberikan oleh Kerajaan Negeri kepada saya selaku Ketua Pembangkang.

“Saya berjanji akan memainkan peranan dan memberi kerjasama yang baik untuk menyaksikan sistem demokrasi di Selangor berjalan baik,” katanya.- selangorku

Pembangkang Selangor ucap terima kasih

BN reps get RM2.4 million, official car to UMNO leader...

The Selangor government is allocating RM200,000 for each of the 12 BN assemblypersons in the state for next year’s budget.

Apart from the RM200,000 allocated to each BN rep, opposition leader Shamsuddin Lias was also allocated a Toyota Camry for official use.

The Toyota Camry comes with an annual allocation of RM100,000, which includes allowances for Shamsuddin (left) and car maintenance, as well as salaries for driver and secretary.

In tabling the budget today, Menteri Besar Mohd Azmin Ali said the allocations totalling RM2.4 million, is for running Program Mesra Rakyat welfare programmes, to improve the services provided by elected representatives, and to ensure that democratic principles are adhered to.

In addition, the allocations for government assemblypersons have been increased from RM100,000 a year to RM700,000 a year, while state-appointed parliamentary coordinators also get RM100,000 a year.

The allocations for opposition assemblypersons are a first in Selangor, although the first Pakatan Rakyat-led state to implement this is Penang, Azmin told reporters in a press conference after tabling the state budget.

To a question whether independent assemblyperson Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will also be receiving the allocation, Azmin replied, "He is the state assembly coordinator.

"We will give it to him. Now we also have a parliamentary coordinator, and we will give it to him, too."

While the menteri besar was proposing the allocations at the state assembly sitting, BN assemblypersons greeted the proposal with laughter and by pounding their desks in support.

Azmin took the opportunity to also joke with the assemblypersons, saying, "If you don’t want it, I want to withdraw it." - mk

Wybie - Silly, he doesn't need your Toyota! He has a fleet of BMs and Merc's! Maybe also RR and Jaguar!

Anonymous #40538199 - And Najib says if you don't vote for BN, you don't ask BN for help.




cheers.

24 November 2014

Menteri pun takut ke Sabah...

'Saya takkan ke timur Sabah tanpa pengawal peribadi'...

Menegaskan Sabah tidak selamat, Menteri Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz dilapor berkata beliau tidak akan pergi ke negeri di bawah bayu itu tanpa pengawal peribadi.

“Tanpa pengawal peribadi, saya tak akan pergi ke timur Sabah,” beliau dipetik sebagai berkata oleh Sinchew Daily, edisi atas talian.

Malah, walaupun bawah perlindungan pengawal peribadi, beliau berkata tidak akan dapat tidur nyenyak ketika melawat negeri di Pulau Borneo itu.

Katanya, kewujudan Kawasan Keselamatan Khas Pantai Timur Sabah (ESSCOM) menunjukkan bahawa tempat itu tidak selamat.

Beliau juga dilaporkan berkata lebih baik bersikap jujur terhadap perkara itu daripada menyembunyikannya.

Katanya, selain mempromosikan pelancongan, beliau juga bertanggungjawab memastikan keselamatan pelancong di Malaysia.

“Saya hanya akan bercakap benar, walaupun di parlimen. Sesetengah orang tidak gembira tetapi itu utusan mereka,” beliau dipetik sebagai berkata.- mk


'I wouldn't go to eastern Sabah without guards'...

Insisting that eastern Sabah is not safe, Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said he would not go there without the protection of bodyguards.

“Without bodyguards, I won’t even go to eastern Sabah,” he was quoted as saying in the online edition of Sinchew Daily today.

Even under the protection of the bodyguards, he said he could not sleep soundly during his visits there.

He said the very existence of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) shows that the place is unsafe, and he would rather speak frankly about this now rather than to attempt to hide it.

Apart from promoting tourism, Nazri said it is also his duty to ensure the safety of tourists in Malaysia.

“I will only speak the truth, even in parliament. Some people won’t be happy but that is their business.

Everyone knows anyway

“If I were to say that it is safe and then there is another kidnapping, then what? Just think about it - the curfew in Eastern Sabah has been extended by two weeks. You call that ‘safe’?” he was quoted as saying.

He added that even if he denied that Eastern Sabah is unsafe, the world will still know the truth through the internet.

On another matter, Nazri was quoted saying that Cameron Highlands is also unsafe due to the risk of floods, and visitors should avoid the area for the time being.

A mud flood in Cameron Highlands on Nov 5 had claimed five lives, and another flood in the area last year killed four. It also damaged over 100 houses.

Previously, Nazri had drawn flak when he told the Parliament that some areas of Sabah are unsafe, and he would not direct his officers to promote tourism there until the kidnapping issues have been resolved.

“I will not order tourism officers abroad to promote Sabah. Personally, I will not visit Lahad Datu. I do not want to ask for trouble,” he told the august house on Nov 17.

All steps taken to ensure safety

In response, the Inspector-general of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said that steps have already been taken to ensure the safety of both Malaysians and foreigners in Sabah, including on the state’s east coast, following a spate of kidnappings by militants based in the Philippines.

A police personnel and a businessperson remain in the militants’ captivity, while a tourist from China kidnapped earlier this year had been released.

Several governments, including that of US, UK, Australia and Canada, had issued advisories to their citizens warning against travel in Eastern Sabah coastal areas.

Sabah Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Masidi Manjun had slammed Nazri’s statement, saying that it threatened to undo the work of Sabah tourism authorities.

“For him to say that he will not guarantee the safety of tourists in Lahad Datu, until the two cases of kidnapping are solved, does not make any logical sense.

“It is like saying he cannot guarantee the safety of passengers to travel on our national airline until MH370 case is solved or that he cannot guarantee that snatch thieves will not attack tourists in Kuala Lumpur since many cases remain unsolved,” he said last week. - mk


Rakyat berdepan risiko turun naik harga minyak...

Naib Presiden PKR Rafizi Ramli mendakwa tindakan kerajaan memansuhkan subsidi bahan api bermakna rakyat terpaksa berdepan dengan risiko turun naik harga petrol dan diesel.

Menurut Rafizi, kerajaan menjamin sebanyak 30 sen setiap liter petrol dan diesel yang dijual syarikat minyak di negara ini apabila menetapkan beberapa pertambahan daripada jumlah harga rujukan yang ditetapkan Means of Platts Singapore (MOPS) melalui Penetapan Harga Automatik.

“Kos ini termasuk kos dan keuntungan syarikat minyak yang mengendalikan loji penapisan kerana MOPS menentukan harga petrol dan diesel yang telah siap diproses,” katanya pada sidang media di lobi Parlimen hari ini.

Beliau yang juga Ahli Palimen Pandan berkata, kerajaan menambah ‘alpha’ atau bayaran pampasan sebanyak 5 sen (petrol), 4 sen (diesel) kepada syarikat minyak, ditambah kos operasi dan keuntungan syarikat minyak sebanyak 5 sen (petrol) dan 2.25 sen (diesel), serta keuntungan stesen minyak sebanyak 12.19 sen (petrol) dan 7 sen (diesel).

Tambah beliau, kerajaan tidak seharusnya memansuhkan subsidi bahan api kepada rakyat, namun perlu berlaku adil dengan menjaga kebajikan rakyat dan kekal menjamin keuntungan syarikat minyak.

“Sebelum ini rakyat mendapat subsidi yang mengimbangkan jaminan keuntungan yang diberi kepada syarikat-syarikat minyak. Dengan penghapusan subsidi ini rakyat tepaksa menanggung bukan sahaja kenaikan kos petrol dan diesel, malah keuntungan syarikat-syarikat minyak yang dijamin oleh BN,” ujarnya. - fmt

Tonton video dan nilai sendiri, apa yang Najib Razak cuba cakap.


cheers.

Antara Najib dan Jokowi...

Jokowi naik pesawat Garuda Indonesia kelas ekonomi menuju Singapura...

Beza kepimpinan Jokowi dan Najib...

Sebaik saja mendarat di Lapangan Terbang Soekarno-Hatta di Jakarta Isnin lalu, Presiden Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) baru saja mengumumkan pengurangan subsidi minyak di Istana Merdeka yang disiarkan secara langsung di televisyen. 

Dalam perjalanan ke hotel penginapan di Cikini, Jakarta Pusat, jalan mulai sesak akibat demonstrasi yang diadakan bagi membantah kenaikan harga minyak dan kenderaan beratur untuk memenuhkan tangki mereka sebelum harga baru dikuatkuasakan.

Berkuatkuasa 12 tengah malam pada 18 November, 2014, harga minyak Premium (RON88) naik Rp 2,000 (55 sen) menjadi Rp 8,500 (RM2.35) seliter.

Harga minyak solar (diesel) turut naik menjadi Rp 7,500 (RM2.07) seliter dari sebelumnya Rp 5,500 (RM1.52) seliter.

Demonstrasi yang diadakan tidak begitu besar (mengikut standard Indonesia) dan masih terkawal walaupun terdapat peserta membakar tayar.

Selain Jakarta, terdapat juga bantahan di beberapa daerah lain tetapi belum mencapai tahap membimbangkan.

Televisyen seperti TV One, Kompas TV dan lain-lain menyiarkan reaksi langsung masyarakat terhadap tindakan pemerintah Indonesia mengurangkan subsidi minyak serta menunjukkan bagaimana stesen minyak sesak akibat pengguna yang mahu memenuhkan tangki mereka dengan harga minyak lama.

Stesen televisyen turut mewawancara pengguna yang marah-marah dengan tindakan pemerintah Indonesia mengurangkan subsidi bahan api.

Tempo Online melaporkan, Naib Presiden Indonesia Jusuf Kalla sebagai berkata, pada mulanya, pengumuman pengurangan subsidi minyak itu seharusnya dilakukan menteri berkaitan.

Tetapi pada minit-minit terakhir diputuskan biar Jokowi sendiri yang mengumumkan keputusan tidak popular itu.

"Hal itu menunjukkan risiko apa pun akan ditanggung presiden. Kami bersedia untuk tidak popular dengan keputusan ini," katanya seperti dilaporkan Tempo Online.

Keesokan harinya semasa bersarapan di hotel, televisyen menyiarkan reaksi pemimpin pembangkang yang tidak bersetuju dengan tindakan Kabinet Jokowi itu.

Pemimpin pembangkang berhujah mengapa mereka tidak bersetuju dengan tindakan pemerintah itu dengan bebas dan disiarkan secara langsung melalui televisyen.

Di akhbar-akhbar utama juga begitu. Pandangan yang menyokong dan menentang pengurangan subsidi minyak memenuhi dada-dada akhbar dan masyarakat boleh menilai sendiri hujah tersebut.

Jib dan Mama terbang ada kelas...

Sebaik saja mendarat di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur Jumaat lalu, media melaporkan Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan Datuk Seri Hasan Malek baru mengeluarkan kenyataan tiada lagi subsidi petrol RON95 dan diesel bermula 1 Disember.

Menurut Hasan, kerajaan memutuskan penetapan harga runcit bagi petrol RON95 dan diesel mengikut kaedah pengapungan terkawal berbanding Mekanisme Harga Automatic (APM) yang dilaksanakan sejak 1983.

Bayangkanlah keputusan besar kerajaan seperti ini hanya diumumkan Hasan yang sebelum ini seringkali menjadi kontroversi dengan kenyataan-kenyataan "bijaknya".

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak tidak berani mengumumkan sendiri keputusan besar kerajaan seperti ini.

Jangan kita harapkan pula bantahan masyarakat akan disiarkan televisyen. Jangan kita harapkan pemimpin pembangkang yang membantah keputusan ini akan diberikan peluang berhujah mengapa Malaysia masih memerlukan subsidi bagi RON95 dan diesel.

Berita-berita sebegini hanya dapat dibaca dan ditonton di media atas talian.

Sebagai balasannya, media atas talian ini yang hanya melaporkan apa yang berlaku dituduh sebagai pro pembangkang dan akan dihalang membuat liputan di acara kerajaan dan Perhimpunan Agung Umno.

Inilah bezanya di antara Jokowi dan Najib. Jokowi berani mengumumkan sendiri keputusan tidak popular pemerintahannya berbanding Najib yang bersembunyi di sebalik Hasan.

Jokowi menunjukkan kepada rakyat Indonesia apa ertinya seorang “pemimpin”.

Sayangnya semenjak menjadi perdana menteri pada 2009, Najib masih belum lagi menunjukkan “kepimpinannya”.  – Amin Iskandar,TMI

A photo taken on July 23, 2014 shows the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in a field near the village of Grabove, in the Donetsk region. AFP
Dutch complete MH17 wreckage recovery in Ukraine...

Dutch experts on Sunday completed the recovery of wreckage from the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine and have sent it to a government-controlled city en route for the Netherlands

"(Transport of) the recovered wreckage from flight MH17 is under way towards Kharkiv," by train, the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) said in a statement.

Trucks carrying larger pieces of wreckage drove to Kharkiv on Saturday, it added.

Dutch experts, charged with body part recovery and also leading the probe into the July 17 crash that killed all 298 people on board, are to reconstruct parts of the doomed Boeing 777 in the Netherlands as part of their investigation.

"When the wreckage has arrived in Kharkiv, transportation to the Netherlands will be prepared," the OVV said.

"At this point it cannot be said when and in what way this transport will be carried out."


Kiev and the West have claimed that the airliner was shot down in the conflict-torn area by separatist fighters using a BUK surface-to-air missile supplied by Russia. Moscow denies the charges, pointing the finger at Kiev.

So far 289 victims had been identified through body parts recovered from the site, but no wreckage had yet been retrieved due to safety issues.

Most of the victims on the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were Dutch nationals.

Investigators began the removal operation a week ago under the auspices of monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) amid fears that full-scale fighting could break out again in the area.

"Despite the complex circumstances and local safety situation, the team was able to work as planned under the guidance of the OSCE," the Dutch Safety Board said, hailing good cooperation from "local services".

Some debris not considered useful to the investigation was left at the site, the OVV said, and would be picked up by local services. – AFP





cheers.

23 November 2014

MB saman Utusan & Melayu jadi Red Indian,kata hakim...


Menteri Besar Pahang Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob memfailkan saman terhadap Utusan Malaysia berhubung tulisan “Hebat Sangatkah Adnan?’ yang disiarkan pada 9 November lalu.

Utusan menerima surat 18 November daripada syarikat guaman Manjeet Singh Dhillon dengan nilai tuntutan saman sebanyak RM15 juta, lapor akbar Umno itu.

Utusan tidak akan mengeluarkan sebarang komen mengenai saman tersebut memandangkan ia bakal menjadi kes mahkamah.

Perkara itu dinyatakan oleh Awang Selamat, yang dianggap sebagai suara Utusan, dalam kolumnya hari ini.

Awang Selamat sebelum ini, tanpa menafikan peranan dan kerja keras Adnan, berkata ramai berpendapat BN di Pahang boleh menang lebih besar jika beliau umumkan berundur selepas PRU-13.

Menurut kolumnis itu, Utusan sebelum ini menerbitkan laporan khas tentang kebanjiran 30,000 warga asing terutama Bangladesh di Cameron Highlands.

Adnan kemudian dikatakan berang dan mengaitkannya dengan agenda media untuk menjatuhkan pemimpin selain mahu melariskan akhbar bagi mengelakkan syarikat akhbar rugi dan tutup.
- mk


Photo: ADNAN YAAKOB SAMAN LIDAH RASMI UMNO UTUSAN RM15 JUTA HANYA KERANA MENGATAKAN "HEBAT SANGATKAH ADNAN?".
http://omakkau.blogspot.com/2014/11/adnan-yaakon-saman-lidah-rasmi-umno.html
Adnan Yaakob sues Utusan for RM15mil...

Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob is suing Utusan Malaysia for RM15 million, over a commentary it published two weeks ago.

The Malay-language daily said it has received a letter of demand dated Nov 18, for the article ‘Is Adnan that great?’ published on Nov 9.

The letter came from Adnan’s lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon, it said.

“This is just for information, it is not appropriate to say more than that because this will become a court matter,” wrote Awang Selamat today, which is the newspaper’s official pseudonym.

The offending article was published following the fatal mud flood on Nov 5 in Cameron Highlands, calling Adnan arrogant and urging him not to overstay his welcome. Three people had died in the flood waters.       

It accused him of being incapable of resolving illegal land clearings in the state, and has become a liability to Umno and Pahang.

“His leadership style is no longer suitable even though his supporters argue that he has the charisma to control the unique politics in Pahang.

“But the grassroots want change. Other states have already changed menteris besar but Pahang still has the same person whose rating and popularity has fallen,” Awang Selamat wrote two weeks ago.- mk


'Malays to be Red Indians if UMNO, PAS don’t unite'...

Former chief justice Abdul Hamid Mohamad today urged PAS and Umno to unite in order to stop DAP from attaining federal power, which he said would result in Malays suffering a fate similar to ‘Red Indians’ in the United States.

“Malays’ problems are not limited to the abolishing of the Internal Security Act (ISA) or Sedition Act,” he said.

“The problem is they face the threat of becoming like Red Indians in their own land,” he added.

He said that PAS and Umno must now join hands to ensure that the rights of Malays and Muslims are not threatened by DAP.

Hamid said that PKR cannot be expected to champion the cause of Malays because the party fights for “only one Malay”, in an apparent reference to PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.

“I don’t mention PKR because the party never said it is fighting for the Malays. It only fights for one Malay, that too if that person still considers himself a Malay,” he said.

He, however, said that Umno leaders must change the perception that the party is corrupted.

“Umno should continue being the dominant party for Malays and Muslims. The problem is their leaders,” he said.

“The number one factor why people hate Umno is because the perception of corruption. They have must correct this, not by talking but by actually avoiding corruption,” he added. - mk


Tun Hamid: Sekat DAP jadikan Melayu Red Indian

Mujahid Yusoff - Kenapalah bekas hakim ni tak bercakap isu negara pengeluar minyak menghapuskan subsidi harga minyak untuk rakyatnya. Macamana PAS dan UMNO nak berhabung kerana Melayu Kerajaan Persekutuan meminggirkan hak Melayu Kerajaan Kelantan dengan menafikan hak royalti hasil minyak. Jangan asyik nak menjaja isu Melayu kalau sesama Melayu pun tak berlaku adil, dengan bahas mudah - Melayu Umno tidak berlaku adil kepada Melayu PAS.

Hans Deus - Dulu PAS pernah masuk BN utk selamatkan UMNO (1969), apa dah jadi...ditelannya PAS sehingga gigi PAS jadi tumpul. INi lagi dah 4 penggal PAS perintah Kelantan, Terengganu dan Kedah 1 penggal, mengapa UMNO mahu jatuhkan?

Apa nama - "Where have we gone wrong". asked Najib. Hello Najib, this is one of the wrongs in the context of unity. By the way, Red Indians are hard working and not lazy as what Mahathir mentioned. So do not compare.

Vgeorgemy - Abdul Hamid Mohamad, it was the rampant corruption and crony capitalism made UMNO loosing the political power in those states controlled by PR. Based on your analysis, UMNO can never can be transparent and do any good for Rakyat. UMNO needs to change before any political party able to cooperate with them. Wish you all the best. 

Angry_Voter - The way UMNO Malays are bleeding the nation's wealth I am sure many Malays really do not mind if DAP attains the federal power. I am sure Malaysia will be in better hands compared to being under UMNO pirates. This former judge is really not that smart to compare the situation of the Malays with that of the Red Indians.




cheers.

11 soalan cepumas untuk Najib jawab pasai 1MBD...


Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah Lim Kit Siang berkata langkah untuk mengugut Tony Pua dengan tuntutan mahkamah adalah satu contoh yang buruk kepada menteri-menteri lain tentang bagaimana untuk mengelakkan akauntabiliti.

Beliau menggesa Najib membuat kenyataan untuk menjawab beberapa soalan mengenai 1MDB, iaitu:

1. Mengapa kerajaan mengeluarkan surat sokongan bagi  bon 1MDB bernilai AS $3.0 bilion (RM9.6bn)  yang dikeluarkan pada bulan Mac 2013?

2. Mengapa 1MDB membayar purata lebih daripada 10% sebagai "komisen tertentu, bayaran dan perbelanjaan" untuk mendapatkan pinjaman berjumlah AS $3.0 bilion (Mac 2013) dan AS $ 1.75 bilion pada (Mei 2012)?

3. Mengapa 1MDB mengalihkan AS $1.1 bilion daripada AS $ 3.0 bilion yang diperolehi oleh anak syarikatnya, 1MDB Global Investment Limited untuk membayar balik hutang sendiri dan menampung perbelanjaan operasinya?

4. Mengapa 1MDB bersetuju menerima jaminan pinjaman korporat oleh International Petroleum Investment Corporation (IPIC) dengan syarat-syarat yang membebankan itu?

5. Mengapa 1MDB melabur AS $1 bilion dalam usaha sama dengan PetroSaudi pada tahun 2009, sebuah syarikat dengan tiada rekod prestasi dan asal-usul yang meragukan?

6. Mengapakah 1MDB melabur AS $2.32 hasil daripada penebusan pinjaman PetroSaudi pada tahun 2013 dalam dana pelaburan legap dengan Bridge Capital Partners di Kepulauan Cayman?

7. Mengapa Kementerian Kewangan tergesa-gesa mengambil alih anak syarikat 1MDB, SRC International Sdn Bhd?

8. Mengapa 1MDB terlebih bayar bagi aset kuasanya - Genting Sanyen (RM2.38bn) dan Tanjong Energy (RM8.5bn) yang memerlukan kemerosotan serta-merta sebanyak RM1.2 bilion daripada yang direkodkan sebanyak RM2.6 bilion?

9. Mengapa Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air mengubah dasar tender terbukanya untuk kuasa baru?

10. Mengapa kerajaan Persekutuan menjual tanah super-primanya kepada 1MDB pada harga yang sangat rendah diskaunnya?

11. Mengapa firma audit antarabangsa - Ernst & Young dan KPMG menarik diri dari kerja audit yang lumayan mereka dengan 1MDB masing-masing pada 2009 dan 2012?

Najib's lawsuit won't stop DAP pursuing 1MDB...

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's threat to sue DAP lawmaker Tony Pua won't stop the party's pursuit of answers from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said Najib's letter of demand served on Pua yesterday is "historic" as a PM has never filed a legal suit against an opposition lawmaker.

"However, DAP will not be detracted by the prime minister’s proposed defamation suit to desist from persisting with our questioning and probing of 1MDB.

"DAP will continue to press for a full accounting in the public interest, the financial viability and rationale of 1MDB, especially in using tens of billions of ringgit in debts to finance its business operations," said Lim in a statement today.

Pua, who is Petaling Jaya Utara MP, along with PKR Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli has been actively questioning various aspects of 1MDB's finances, activities and accounts.

"DAP hopes that whilst this suit by the prime minister is personal and private, the management decisions taken by 1MDB and the Finance Ministry is public and of national interest, will not stifle public discourse and choke off any media coverage on 1MDB when it involves RM41.9 billion in debt and RM 49 billion in total liabilities.

"Should this (suit) happen, then this would be a national disservice to 30 million Malaysians and contrary to the principles of transparency and accountability," added Lim.

He said claims that 1MDB can service its RM41.9 billion debt because it has RM51.4 billion in assets is false, because the total value of assets should be compared against the total value of liabilities. Debt, he said, is only one part of the liabilities.

With RM49 billion in liabilities, he said 1MDB has only RM2.44 billion in excess of assets over liabilities.

However, quoting a report by The Edge Malaysia, Lim (left) said this includes land valuation gains, which he argued cannot be used to service loans because these gains do not generate revenue.

If this is taken out of equation, along with the goodwill from purchasing assets from independent power producers, those excesses will be wiped out and 1MDB would be left with excess of liabilities over assets of RM4.7 billion, he said.

“This raises the likelihood of a debt default and whether 1MDB has the capacity to repay its loans.

“Whether 1 MDB possesses the funds to repay its loans and interest, as well as remain solvent, when its assets include public assets of the highest priority given in trust for national economic development and public interest, is the critical question of national importance,” he said.

‘Bad example’

Meanwhile, Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang said the move to threaten Pua with a lawsuit sets a bad example for other ministers on how to evade accountability.

He urged Najib to make a statement to answer some questions regarding 1MDB, namely:

1. Why did the government issue a ‘letter of support’ for 1MDB's US$3.0 billion (RM9.6bn) bonds issued in March 2013?

2. Why did 1MDB pay an average of more than 10 percent in "certain commissions, fees and expenses" to raise its loans of US$3.0 billion (Mar 2013) and US$1.75 billion (May 2012)?

3. Why did 1MDB divert US$1.1 billion of its US$3.0 billion raised by its subsidiary, 1MDB Global Investment Limited to repay the former's own debt and cover its operating expenses?

4. Why did 1MDB agree to accept a corporate loan guarantee by International Petroleum Investment Corporation (IPIC) with such onerous terms?

5. Why did 1MDB invest US$1 billion in a joint-venture with PetroSaudi in 2009, a company with no track record and dubious origins?

6. Why did 1MDB invest the US$2.32 billion proceeds from the redemption of Petrosaudi loans in 2013 in an opaque investment fund with Bridge Capital Partners in Cayman Islands?

7. Why did the Ministry of Finance hastily acquire a 1MDB subsidiary, SRC International Sdn Bhd?

8. Why did 1MDB overpay for its power assets - Genting Sanyen (RM2.38bn) and Tanjong Energy (RM8.5bn) which required an immediate impairment of RM1.2 billion out of its recorded goodwill of RM2.6 billion?

9. Why did the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water reverse its policy of open tenders for new power?

10. Why did the federal government sell super-prime land to 1MDB at heavily discounted prices?

11. Why did international auditing firms - Ernst & Young and KPMG quit their lucrative work with 1MDB in 2009 and 2012 respectively?

“Although the current budget parliamentary meeting is to end on Thursday, 27th November 2014, it will the height of irresponsibility for Najib as Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Chairman, 1MDB  Board of Advisers to evade and avoid accountability for the numerous questions that have been raised over the 1MDB scandal and which have not been  satisfactorily explained by the Deputy Finance Minister, Ahmad Maslan.

“Najib should in fact arrange for a full debate in Parliament to be held on his ministerial statement on 1MDB,” Kit Siang said in a statement today. - mk

Hearty - Malaysian The people has the right to know the true picture of RM41.9 billion debts incurred on behalf of Malaysia, as we all owned the liabilities of 1 MDB ! Using simple calculation of dividing this debt of nearly RM 42 Billlions by the 30 Millions population, each of the Malaysian citizen has inherited debt of RM 1400 each head for now ! Najib can not stop us from wanting to know the truth , opposition MP Tony Puah is doing his job.

Fairnsquare - A 40 billion Ringgit debt, will mean every of the 30 million Malaysiane, be it Malays, Chinese, Indians, East Malaysians etc., will share about RM1,333.00 of the debt each, when equally divided by the population. Under the circumstances, transperancy becomes crucial. Irrespective of the defamation suit UMNO has to explain to the people, the 65% of which are Bumiputras if we will become liable to the debt or if it is just an opposition ploy. The 1MDB miust explained. It is not in the interest of the opposition but all the Rakyat. 

T/S - Why did international auditing firms - Ernst & Young and KPMG quit their lucrative work with 1MDB in 2009 and 2012 respectively?...coz KPMG n Ernst & Young refused to cover up all the wrong-doings of 1MDB!!!!


Jika harga minyak mentah global meningkat, bagaimana?

Ahli Parlimen Kluang, Liew Chin Tong berkata, kerajaan perlu merangka langkah yang akan diambil bagi meringankan beban rakyat sekiranya harga minyak mentah global kembali meningkat.

Menurutnya, harga minyak mentah global sememangnya sudah turun lebih murah daripada harga RON95 iaitu RM2.30 seliter dan diesel (RM2.20), lapor Roketkini.

“Seperti yang disebut berulang kali, sejak 31 Oktober lalu rakyat telah pun seperti membayar ‘cukai minyak’. Maka kami mengalu-alukan, walaupun tetap berhati-hati, kemungkinannya turunnya harga minyak dan diesel.

“Kami menggesa kerajaan mendedahkan kaedah dan formula sistem ‘pengapungan terkawal’ – atau dipanggil ‘apungan kotor’ oleh pemain industri – yang akan digunakan untuk menjaga ketelusan,” kata Chin Tong dalam satu kenyataan sebagi mengulas pengumuman Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan, Datuk Hasan Malek bahawa kerajaan akan memansuhkan subsidi bagi petrol RON95 dan diesel bermula 1 Desember ini.

Beliau yang juga Pengarah Pendidikan Politik DAP menggesa kerajaan memandang lebih jauh ke hadapan, dengan meningkatkan kecekapan sistem pengangkutan awam yang cekap dan murah agar rakyat Malaysia tidak lagi bergantung kepada petroleum.

“Melihat kembali, kritikan Pakatan apabila kerajaan menaikkan harga minyak di saat harga minyak mentah global menurun Oktober lalu ternyata tepat. Kini kerajaan terpaksa ‘u-turn’ selepas kesannya mula terasa,” katanya lagi.

Beliau juga sekali lagi menggesa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak agar membentangkan semakan semula Belanjawan 2015 kerana nilai subsidi dan perolehan hasil minyak jauh berubah daripada anggaran asal.

The Edge Weekly sebelum ini melaporkan, bagi setiap USD1 penurunan harga setong minyak mentah, kerajaan bakal kehilangan pendapatan kira-kira RM650 juta.- harakahdaily

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