01 August 2014

Ustaz serbuk kari minta maaf...


Pendakwah bebas Ustaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd hari ini tampil mengemukakan permohonan maaf dan menafikan niat menghina kaum India atau agama Hindu dalam ceramahnya empat tahun lalu.

Pendakwah daripada Pulau Pinang itu berkata, beliau tidak berniat menyinggung perasaan mana-mana pihak apabila melarang membeli produk Hindu seperti serbuk kari Alagappa's dan Baba's di hadapan penonton.

Beliau dalam ucapannya empat tahun lalu turut mempersendakan patung dewa Hindu yang terletak dihadapan premis kilang Alagappa's di Bukit Mertajam.

"Bukan niat saya untuk menghina dan mencetuskan ketegangan kaum.

"Saya cuma hendak tarik perhatian pendengar," katanya pada sidang media di masjid daerah Seberang Prai Tengah, Pulau Pinang hari ini selepas kenyataannya direkodkan polis.

Shahul menimbulkan kemarahan penganut Hindu apabila rakaman videonya menghina agama terbabit dimuat naik di YouTube.

Semalam, Pemuda MIC dan beberapa badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) mengadakan protes di Brickfields, mendesak pihak berkuasa mengenakan tindakan tegas terhadap Shahul.

Di George Town, Pulau Pinang semalam, 30 wakil MIC, Parti Progresif Penduduk (PPP) dan beberapa NGO India membuat laporan polis, menjadikan 400 jumlah keseluruhan laporan dibuat ke atas Shahul di seluruh negeri.

Pendakwah itu dalam rakaman berkata: "Jika kamu pergi ke kilang Alagappa's dekat Permatang Pauh, kamu tengok dekat pintu gerbang ada kepala tokong terjelir lidah panjang. Tuan-tuan tahu kenapa dia jelir lidah? Pasal mana yang rempah baru tokong kena rasa dulu sebelum jual."

Presiden MIC Datuk Seri G Palanivel dalam kenyataan hari ini juga menyatakan bukan tugas Shahul untuk mengkritik kepercayaan Hindu.

Shahul juga meminta maaf kepada masyarakat beragama Hindu dan rakyat Malaysia dalam akaun Facebook dan menyiarkan video maaf kerana kenyataannya sebelum ini.

Beliau mengulangi dakwaan tidak sedar ceramah yang sudah lama itu direkodkan dan dimuat naik dalam media sosial.

"Sejujurnya saya minta maaf atas kenyataan itu dan mungkin menghina komuniti India beragama Hindu. Saya jamin perkara ini tidak akan berulang... ini kali terkahir," katanya.

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Shahul berkata beliau sedar dirinya juga berketurunan India.

"Saya rela berjumpa pemimpin masyarakat India dan menjelaskannya sendiri.

"Saya juga berharap laporan polis yang dibuat terhadap saya ditarik balik dan saya tidak akan dikenakan hukuman.

"Saya harap ada peluang untuk saya perbetulkan keadaan," katanya.

Beliau turut menafikan membuat kenyataan itu atas kapasitinya sebagai ahli PAS.

"Kalau beri ceramah saya buat atas kapasiti sebagai seorang penceramah peribadi bukan ahli PAS. Saya tidak pegang apa-apa jawatan parti.

"Saya tidak faham kenapa hendak dijadikan isu, kenapa hendak kaitkan dengan parti politik," katanya.

Beliau turut mengakui menerima ugutan bunuh melalui panggilan telefon dan Facebook sejak video itu tersebar dan sudah membuat laporan polis mengenainya.

Sebelum itu, Timbalan Pesuruhjaya PAS Pulau Pinang Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa berkata semua rakyat Malaysia perlu bersatu demi mempertahankan keamanan dan keharmonian negara.

Ahli Parlimen Parit Buntar itu berkata, Shahul sudah pun meminta maaf dan isu itu perlu dihentikan segera.

Katanya, isu itu akan menyemai kebencian masyarakat jika terus dimainkan. – tmi


Preacher says sorry for insult to Hindus...

Embattled Islamic preacher Shahul Hamid has publicly apologised, especially to the Indian community, after remarks he made deemed insulting to Hindus were captured on video and spread online.

"I regret making those remarks, especially to the Hindu community and religion. I sincerely and honestly apologise to everyone involved,” Shahul said at a press conference at the Bandar Perda Mosque in Bukit Mertajam today.

"I realise I am also an Indian and I should not insult the Hindu religion. I did not mean to do it, nor did I intend to incite racial sentiments."

Shahul promised he would not repeat his mistake, adding it was the “first and last time” he would utter such remarks.

He said he was willing to meet all top-level Indian community leaders to issue a public apology and he pleaded with the Tamil language press members to publish his apology in big letters.

Accompanying Shahul were Penang PAS deputy commissioner I and Parit Buntar MP Mujahid Yusof Rawa and several state party leaders.

Shahul, who is Penang PAS Tanjong division member, denied making the remarks in his capacity as a PAS member, but said he had been trying to attract the attention of his listeners.

"I am just an independent Islamic lecturer," he said, adding he does not even remember when he became a PAS member.

"I hope no further action will be taken against me," he said.

'Take down video'

He urged those who uploaded the video of his speech, said to have been delivered at a surau in Shah Alam a few years ago, to take it down and to stop spreading the links to the contentious clips.

However, when pressed, he refused to state exactly when the speech was made.

Shahul said he has since received close to 1,000 phone calls and numerous text messages, most of them threatening, with some being death threats.

A car believed to be Shahul’s was also drenched with curry power, but he has denied it was his car.

Shahul also claimed to have given his statement to the Bandar Perda police station, in connection with the more than 400 police reports lodged against him.

His public apology comes after hundreds of people rallied against him in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday, demanding action be taken against him.

In the video clip of his speech, Shahul can be heard telling the audience not to buy products such as curry powder made from what he deemed “Hindu” companies, such as Alagappa's and Baba's.

"If you go to the Alagappa's factory near Permatang Pauh, you will see a statue (of a goddess) at the entrance, and the tongue is out. Why is the tongue out? Because the goddess must taste all the curry powder before they sell it," he is heard saying in the video clip.

Shahul has also previously apologised in a short clip posted on his Facebook page.

The remarks, he had said then, were made during a closed-door event and he did not expect it to be uploaded online.

Meanwhile Bernama reported that police are investigating Shahul’s remarks under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233(1) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

It reported that Penang Police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi confirmed that Shahul was picked up by police and taken to Seberang Perai Tengah district police headquarters in Bandar Perda at 9am, and was subsequently released after having his statement taken. - mk

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PAS will be wiped out if Selangor holds snap polls...

If Selangor calls for snap elections, chances are that PAS will be wiped out and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will lose its hold on the state.

DAP Selangor chairman, Tony Pua, said the PR coalition – comprising PKR, PAS and DAP – will suffer “significant losses” should state elections be called but warned PAS would lose the most.

The warning comes following the PAS president’s backing of Khalid Ibrahim to remain as Menteri Besar while Khalid’s party, PKR, wants him replaced with party president Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

“PAS’ insistence on supporting Khalid will lead to snap elections, which will only cause PAS to lose most, if not all, of their hard-won seats. This in all likelihood will hand Selangor back to Umno on a silver platter,” Pua said in a statement today.

He said that since PKR and DAP wanted to replace Khalid while PAS, together with Umno’s support, wanted Khalid to remain, the state assembly would be split down the middle with no clear majority.

“Under such circumstances, Khalid will likely gain the consent of the Sultan of Selangor to hold snap elections.”

PR has 44 seats in the assembly while the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) has the remaining 12 seats. PAS and DAP each has 15 seats while PKR has 14.

Pua, who is also the Petaling Jaya Utara MP, said that if both PKR and DAP were to suffer a 3% and 10% drop in Malay and non-Malay votes respectively, they would suffer a combined loss of seven seats out of the 30 contested, including Batu Tiga, Ijok, Kota Anggerik, Taman Medan, Port Klang, Kuala Kubu Baru and Sg. Pelek.

“This will leave PKR and DAP with 10 and 13 seats respectively.

“However, even in the most optimistic scenario where there is inconceivably no drop in Malay support for PAS, coupled with only a 15% drop in non-Malay support, the party will lose seven of the 15 seats won in the last general election. 

The most vulnerable seats are Sabak Bernam, Gombak Setia, Dusun Tua, Selat Kelang, Sijangkang, Morib and Tanjong Sepat.”

He said, it was more than likely that non-Malay support for PAS would drop by 25%, given the controversies surrounding PAS, including a leaked WhatsApp message discussing the party leaving the coalition.

This would mean PAS would also lose Taman Templer, Hulu Kelang, Lembah Jaya, Seri Serdang and Paya Jaras, leaving them with only three seats in the state assembly.

“Even these three seats – Chempaka, Bangi and Meru are not safe.  Should Malay votes decline by a mere 5% while non-Malay votes drop 30%, PAS will be completely wiped out in Selangor,” he said.

The biggest winner, Pua said, would be Umno, which will return to power in the state with up to 30 seats in the state assembly should snap elections take place. 

The move to replace Khalid was initiated by PKR following numerous complaints against the two-term MB for running the state unilaterally without consulting PKR as well as the national Pakatan leadership.- fmt


Preacher says sorry for insult to Hindu



cheers.

31 July 2014

Najib, Mahathir, dan Pak Lah antara dikaitkan kes rasuah dan Kisah Ustaz serbuk kari Alagappas...

Najib, Mahathir, dan Pak Lah antara dikaitkan kes rasuah, dedah WikiLeaks...

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak, dua mentornya dan beberapa bekas menteri tersenarai dalam arahan kerajaan Australia supaya media menutup mulut daripada melaporkan kes rasuah jutaan dolar melibatkan Malaysia, Indonesia, dan Vietnam, dedah laman web WikiLeaks hari ini.

Antaranya melibatkan kes anak syarikat Reserve Bank Australia, Securency and Note Printing Australia.

Pekerja syarikat terbabit didakwa menyogok pegawai asing di Malaysia, Indonesia dan Vietnam daripada tahun 1999 hingga 2004 untuk mendapatkan kontrak percetakan wang.

Selain Najib, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dan bekas Menteri Kewangan Tun Daim Zainuddin antara ahli politik terkemuka dinamakan dalam injuksi itu.

Turut dinamakan bekas Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz dan bekas Menteri Luar Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.



Turut dinamakan dalam injuksi itu adalah adik ipar Abdullah, yang dinamakan sebagai Noni.

WikiLeaks berjaya mendapatkan salinan arahan kebenaran injuksi demi menjaga hubungan baik Australia dengan negara antarabangsa.

Pengasas WikiLeaks, Julian Assange berkata arahan dibuat bagi mengelakkan prejudis terhadap kepentingan hubungan Komanwel dengan keselamatan negara.

"Arahan itu dianggap penting bagi mengelakkan risiko besar prasangka terhadap pentadbiran yang adil dan tidak boleh dihalang oleh cara lain yang difikirkan wajar," katanya.

Assange menyelar kerajaan Australia kerana memperoleh injuksi itu, dan menuduh mereka cuba menutup mulut dan mata rakyat Australia.

"Ini bukan soal kegagalan kerajaan Australia mendedahkan kes rasuah antarabangsa kepada umum.

"Menteri Luar Julie Bishop perlu jelaskan kenapa dia mengugut rakyat Australia dengan hukuman penjara dalam cubaannya menutup malu skandal rasuah melibatkan kerajaan," katanya.

Dakwaan rasuah timbul sejak tahun 2009, pada ketika itu mendorong Polis Persekutuan Australia dan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) memulakan siasatan berasingan.




Pada tahun 2010, SPRM menahan tiga individu yang terlibat dengan membekalkan wang kertas polimer RM5 ekoran wujud laporan Securency menyogok pegawai di Malaysia.

Individu terbabit termasuk seorang ahli perniagaan didakwa mengambil RM11.3 juta untuk mengikat kontrak daripada Bank Negara Malaysia dan memastikan kerajaan Malaysia memilih wang kertas polimer itu.

Abdullah, juga dikenali sebagai Pak Lah pada tahun 2011 menafikan dakwaan dua syarikat Australia cuba memberinya rasuah sebanyak RM100 juta untuk mendapatkan kontrak mata wang Malaysia semasa pentadbirannya sebagai perdana menteri.

Cubaan itu dipercayai berkait dengan perjanjian bekalan wang kertas polimer RM5 yang mula diedarkan pada tahun 2004.- tmi

An Australian court has purportedly banned reporting of proceedings pertaining to a “multi-million dollar” corruption case that would implicate the leaders of several countries, including “any current or former prime minister of Malaysia”.

The Supreme Court of Victoria's “unprecedented” suppression order, dated June 19, was leaked on the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks’ website yesterday.

The order applies only in Australia. It cites, as grounds for the order, the risk of prejudice to the persons named in the order, and that such reporting can be prejudicial to Australia’s national security.

“The purpose of these orders is to prevent damage to Australia's international relations that may be caused by the publication of material that may damage the reputations of specified individuals who are not the subject of charges in these proceedings,” the alleged court order reads.

Apart from the current and former prime ministers of Malaysia, other Malaysians named in the order are former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s sister-in-law (named in the order as Puan Noni), former finance minister Daim Zainuddin (left), former international trade minister Rafidah Aziz, and former foreign affairs minister Syed Hamid Albar.

Several Indonesian and Vietnamese leaders were also named in the order, such as former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyuno (who was still in power when the order was made), Vietnamese president Truong Tan San, and Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Affidavit ordered sealed

The order also purportedly applies to Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gillian Bird’s affidavit to the court, which it says is to be sealed in an envelope until the court orders otherwise. Bird was the former Australian ambassador to Asean.

According to Wikileaks, the trial concerns allegations that several Securency and Note Printing Australia (NPA) agents had given millions in inducements to secure contracts to supply polymer banknotes to Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries.

Securency and NPA were both subsidiaries of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) until it sold its stake in Securency last year.

Previously in 2011, eight Securency and NPA employees were reportedly charged with bribing or conspiring to bribe foreign public officials in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam in order to secure the contracts.

Following this, two Malaysians were also charged in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam – former Bank Negara assistant governor Mohamad Daud Dol Moin (photo, centre) for allegedly receiving a RM100,000 inducement to award NPA a contract to print RM5 banknotes, and businessperson Abdul Kayum Syed Ahmad who was accused of facilitating the payment to Mohamad Daud.

However, it is not clear whether the Victoria court order deals with the same set of charges filed in 2011, or are on fresh graft charges against the executives of the two companies.

The full supression list
  • Najib Razak, currently prime minister (since 2009) and finance minister (since 2008) of Malaysia.
     
  • Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (also known as Pak Lah), a former prime minister (2003 - 2009) and finance minister (2003 - 2008) of Malaysia.
     
  • Puan Noni (also knows as Ms/Madame Noni, or Nonni), a sister-in-law of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Noni is sister of Abdullah's late first wife, Endon Mahmood.
     
  • Mahathir Mohamad, a former prime minister (1981 - 2003) and finance minister (2001 - 2003) of Malaysia.
     
  • Daim Zainuddin, a former finance minister of Malaysia (1984 - 1991; 1999 - 2001).
     
  • Rafidah Aziz, a former trade minister of Malaysia (1987 - 2008).
     
  • Hamid Albar, a former minister for foreign affairs (1999 - 2008) and minister of home affairs (2008 - 2009) of Malaysia.

    Indonesia
     
  • Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (also known as SBY), currently president of Indonesia (since 2004).
     
  • Megawati Sukarnoputri (also known as Mega), a former president of Indonesia (2001 - 2004) and current leader of the PDI-P political party.
     
  • Laksamana Sukardi, a former Indonesian minister (2001 - 2004; in Megawati Sukarnoputri's goverment).

    Vietnam
     
  • Truong Tan San, currently president of Vietnam (since 2011).
     
  • Nguyen Tan Dung, currently prime minister of Vietnam (since 2006).
     
  • Le Duc Thuy, a former chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Committee (2007 - 2011) and a former governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (1999 - 2007).
     
  • Nong Duc Manh, a former general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (2001 - 2011).
- See more at: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/270136#sthash.aXRsRjTA.dpu
Aussie suppression order covers M'sian PMs
An Australian court has purportedly banned reporting of proceedings pertaining to a “multi-million dollar” corruption case that would implicate the leaders of several countries, including “any current or former prime minister of Malaysia”.

The Supreme Court of Victoria's “unprecedented” suppression order, dated June 19, was leaked on the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks’ website yesterday.

The order applies only in Australia. It cites, as grounds for the order, the risk of prejudice to the persons named in the order, and that such reporting can be prejudicial to Australia’s national security.

“The purpose of these orders is to prevent damage to Australia's international relations that may be caused by the publication of material that may damage the reputations of specified individuals who are not the subject of charges in these proceedings,” the alleged court order reads.

Apart from the current and former prime ministers of Malaysia, other Malaysians named in the order are former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s sister-in-law (named in the order as Puan Noni), former finance minister Daim Zainuddin (left), former international trade minister Rafidah Aziz, and former foreign affairs minister Syed Hamid Albar.

Several Indonesian and Vietnamese leaders were also named in the order, such as former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyuno (who was still in power when the order was made), Vietnamese president Truong Tan San, and Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Affidavit ordered sealed

The order also purportedly applies to Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gillian Bird’s affidavit to the court, which it says is to be sealed in an envelope until the court orders otherwise. Bird was the former Australian ambassador to Asean.

According to Wikileaks, the trial concerns allegations that several Securency and Note Printing Australia (NPA) agents had given millions in inducements to secure contracts to supply polymer banknotes to Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries.

Securency and NPA were both subsidiaries of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) until it sold its stake in Securency last year.

Previously in 2011, eight Securency and NPA employees were reportedly charged with bribing or conspiring to bribe foreign public officials in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam in order to secure the contracts.

Following this, two Malaysians were also charged in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam – former Bank Negara assistant governor Mohamad Daud Dol Moin (photo, centre) for allegedly receiving a RM100,000 inducement to award NPA a contract to print RM5 banknotes, and businessperson Abdul Kayum Syed Ahmad who was accused of facilitating the payment to Mohamad Daud.

However, it is not clear whether the Victoria court order deals with the same set of charges filed in 2011, or are on fresh graft charges against the executives of the two companies.

The full supression list
  • Najib Razak, currently prime minister (since 2009) and finance minister (since 2008) of Malaysia.
     
  • Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (also known as Pak Lah), a former prime minister (2003 - 2009) and finance minister (2003 - 2008) of Malaysia.
     
  • Puan Noni (also knows as Ms/Madame Noni, or Nonni), a sister-in-law of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Noni is sister of Abdullah's late first wife, Endon Mahmood.
     
  • Mahathir Mohamad, a former prime minister (1981 - 2003) and finance minister (2001 - 2003) of Malaysia.
     
  • Daim Zainuddin, a former finance minister of Malaysia (1984 - 1991; 1999 - 2001).
     
  • Rafidah Aziz, a former trade minister of Malaysia (1987 - 2008).
     
  • Hamid Albar, a former minister for foreign affairs (1999 - 2008) and minister of home affairs (2008 - 2009) of Malaysia.

    Indonesia
     
  • Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (also known as SBY), currently president of Indonesia (since 2004).
     
  • Megawati Sukarnoputri (also known as Mega), a former president of Indonesia (2001 - 2004) and current leader of the PDI-P political party.
     
  • Laksamana Sukardi, a former Indonesian minister (2001 - 2004; in Megawati Sukarnoputri's goverment).

    Vietnam
     
  • Truong Tan San, currently president of Vietnam (since 2011).
     
  • Nguyen Tan Dung, currently prime minister of Vietnam (since 2006).
     
  • Le Duc Thuy, a former chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Committee (2007 - 2011) and a former governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (1999 - 2007).
     
  • Nong Duc Manh, a former general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (2001 - 2011).
- See more at: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/270136#sthash.aXRsRjTA.dpuf
Aussie suppression order covers M'sian PMs...

An Australian court has purportedly banned reporting of proceedings pertaining to a “multi-million dollar” corruption case that would implicate the leaders of several countries, including “any current or former prime minister of Malaysia”.

The Supreme Court of Victoria's “unprecedented” suppression order, dated June 19, was leaked on the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks’ website yesterday.

The order applies only in Australia. It cites, as grounds for the order, the risk of prejudice to the persons named in the order, and that such reporting can be prejudicial to Australia’s national security.

“The purpose of these orders is to prevent damage to Australia's international relations that may be caused by the publication of material that may damage the reputations of specified individuals who are not the subject of charges in these proceedings,” the alleged court order reads.

Apart from the current and former prime ministers of Malaysia, other Malaysians named in the order are former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s sister-in-law (named in the order as Puan Noni), former finance minister Daim Zainuddin (below), former international trade minister Rafidah Aziz, and former foreign affairs minister Syed Hamid Albar.

Several Indonesian and Vietnamese leaders were also named in the order, such as former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyuno (who was still in power when the order was made), Vietnamese president Truong Tan San, and Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung.


Affidavit ordered sealed

The order also purportedly applies to Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gillian Bird’s affidavit to the court, which it says is to be sealed in an envelope until the court orders otherwise. Bird was the former Australian ambassador to Asean.

According to Wikileaks, the trial concerns allegations that several Securency and Note Printing Australia (NPA) agents had given millions in inducements to secure contracts to supply polymer banknotes to Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries.

Securency and NPA were both subsidiaries of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) until it sold its stake in Securency last year.

Previously in 2011, eight Securency and NPA employees were reportedly charged with bribing or conspiring to bribe foreign public officials in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam in order to secure the contracts.

Following this, two Malaysians were also charged in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam – former Bank Negara assistant governor Mohamad Daud Dol Moin (photo, centre) for allegedly receiving a RM100,000 inducement to award NPA a contract to print RM5 banknotes, and businessperson Abdul Kayum Syed Ahmad who was accused of facilitating the payment to Mohamad Daud.

However, it is not clear whether the Victoria court order deals with the same set of charges filed in 2011, or are on fresh graft charges against the executives of the two companies.

The full supression list...

Malaysia

 1. Najib Razak, currently prime minister (since 2009) and finance minister (since 2008) of Malaysia.
     
 2. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (also known as Pak Lah), a former prime minister (2003 - 2009) and finance minister (2003 - 2008) of Malaysia.
     
 3. Puan Noni (also knows as Ms/Madame Noni, or Nonni), a sister-in-law of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Noni is sister of Abdullah's late first wife, Endon Mahmood.
     
 4. Mahathir Mohamad, a former prime minister (1981 - 2003) and finance minister (2001 - 2003) of Malaysia.
     
 5. Daim Zainuddin, a former finance minister of Malaysia (1984 - 1991; 1999 - 2001).
     
 6. Rafidah Aziz, a former trade minister of Malaysia (1987 - 2008).
     
 7. Hamid Albar, a former minister for foreign affairs (1999 - 2008) and minister of home affairs (2008 - 2009) of Malaysia.

 Indonesia
     
 1. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (also known as SBY), currently president of Indonesia (since 2004).
     
 2. Megawati Sukarnoputri (also known as Mega), a former president of Indonesia (2001 - 2004) and current leader of the PDI-P political party.
     
 3. Laksamana Sukardi, a former Indonesian minister (2001 - 2004; in Megawati Sukarnoputri's goverment).

 Vietnam
     
 1. Truong Tan San, currently president of Vietnam (since 2011).
     
 2. Nguyen Tan Dung, currently prime minister of Vietnam (since 2006).
     
 3. Le Duc Thuy, a former chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Committee (2007 - 2011) and a former governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (1999 - 2007).
     
 4. Nong Duc Manh, a former general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (2001 - 2011).

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MIC kaitkan PAS dengan ustaz 'serbuk kari'...

Kira-kira 150 orang berhimpun di Dataran Brickfields pada jam 1 petang hari ini bagi mendesak supaya tindakan diambil terhadap seorang pendakwah bebas dikenali sebagai Shahul Hamid.

Naib Presiden MIC, Datuk M Saravanan yang hadir pada protes itu menuntut PAS menjelaskan sama ada Shahul adalah seorang anggota parti itu selepas beliau didakwa menghina agama Hindu dalam satu ceramahnya di Shah Alam, Februari lalu.

"Jika ia benar, PAS mesti mengambil tindakan terhadapnya," kata Saravanan (kiri) yang mendakwa "diberitahu" akan perkara itu.

Satu klip video ceramah Shahul Hamid memaparkan beliau menyeru umat Islam agar tidak membeli serbuk kari daripada pembekal "Hindu" seperti syarikat Alagappas dan Baba's tersebar secara meluas baru-baru ini.

"Jika anda pergi ke kilang Alagappas terdekat Permatang Pauh, akan ada patung (dewi) di pintu masuk dan lidah keluar.

"Mengapa lidah keluar? Kerana dewi mesti rasa semua serbuk kari sebelum mereka menjualnya," Shahul berkata demikian dalam video tersebut.

Shahul kemudian memuat naik satu rakaman video permohonan maafnya di Facebook dan menjelaskan bahawa kenyataan itu dibuatnya pada satu majlis tertutup.

Beliau juga tidak menyangka videonya itu akan disebar meluas dan menimbulkan kontroversi.

Sementara itu, Setiausaha Pemuda PAS, Mohd Nasaie Ismail sewaktu dihubungi menafikan yang pendakwah berusia 39 tahun itu merupakan anggota kepada sayap tersebut.

Namun, beliau mengenali Shahul kerana tahu bahawa Shahul adalah seorang daripada peserta program realiti bagi mencungkil bakat pendakwah, Mimbar Pencetus Ummah.

“Dalam rekod keahlian Pemuda PAS tiada rekod nama beliau.

"Kita (PAS) tak pernah kenal Ustaz Shahul Hamid, tapi mengetahui beliau menyertai program Pencetus Ummah,” katanya ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini.

Setiausaha Agung PAS, Datuk Mustafa Ali sewaktu dihubungi pula menjelaskan pihaknya memerlukan sedikit masa untuk memeriksa jika nama Shahul terdapat dalam daftar keahlian mereka.- mk

MIC ni pun satu, tak kan kalu seorang tu ustaz, berjanggut berjambang, semestinya orang PAS...

Hundreds protest ustaz's 'Hindu' curry powder jibe
Hundreds protest ustaz's 'Hindu' curry powder jibe...

Hundreds of people gathered in Brickfields today demanding action be taken against an Islamic preacher, Ustaz Shahul Hamid, for insulting Hinduism in a speech at a surau in Shah Alam in February this year. 

The protest, organised by MIC Youth and several other NGOs, also saw MIC vice-president M Saravanan (left) demand clarification on whether Shahul Hamid, a Penangite, is actually a PAS member.

"If it's true, PAS must take action against him," Saravanan said.

A video clip of Shahul Hamid's speech has gone viral, in which he is heard telling Muslims not to buy curry powder products from what he deemed as  “Hindu” companies, such as Alagappa's and Baba's.

"If you go to the Alagappa's factory near Permatang Pauh, you will a statue (goddess) at the entrance, and the tongue is out. Why is the tongue out? Because the goddess must taste all the curry powder before they sell it," Shahul Hamid says in the video recording.

He subsequently posted a short apology on his Facebook, saying that he made the remarks in a closed-door event and he did not anticipate anyone uploading the video.

'Action must be taken'

But Saravanan said action must be taken against Shahul Hamid and vowed that Indians will not forget about this matter after mere weeks, like how they did with Zulkifli Noordin, the former Perkasa deputy president, who was also captured on video insulting Hindus last year.

However, no action was taken against Zulkifli, who has also apologised for his remarks, and he was even subsequently named as BN candidate for the Shah Alam parliamentary seat in the previous general election.

Saravanan said a group will protest in front of Shahul Hamid's house in Penang if no action is taken within a week.

As of this afternoon, the organisers said more than 400 police reports had been lodged against Shahul Hamid for his insulting speech.

The crowd of about 150 people gathered at the fountain near Little India about 1.15pm and protested for over 40 minutes at the venue. 

Among the other prominent personalities who attended were MIC youth chief C Sivaraajh, and National Indian Action Team (NIAT) chairperson Thasleem Ibrahim.

Thasleem said that people like Shahul Hameed would not be making statement such as these if action was taken against Zulkifli Noordin for his remarks.

"I was the first one to make a police report against Zulkifli. I hope this time, action is taken," Thasleem said.

Thasleem said that even though he was Muslim by religion, he was still an Indian and would stand up for the community.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Indian Progressive Association (Mipas) also lodged a police report against Shahul at about 1.30 pm at the Sentul police station.

In its report, Mipas chief S Bharathidasan urged the police to investigate Shahul under the Sedition Act.

Meanwhile, MIC president G Palanivel also weighed in on the controversy with a statement today, saying that Shahul "should not" have criticised the Hindu religion.

"This is not his job. Everybody must respect each other's faith," Palanivel said, while asking Shahul to "apologise to everybody". - mk


Photo: Gambar terkini di Gaza!
Gaza up in smokes...

A message from a little boy in Gaza...
Photo: A message from a little boy in Gaza:

"There is no Eid in Gaza. My brother was killed , my friend was murdered and I am going to die soon too. " No child is safe in Gaza. This is a war on children. #SupportGaza
"There is no Eid in Gaza. My brother was killed , my friend was murdered and I am going to die soon too." 

cheers.

29 July 2014

15 PAS + 12 UMNO + 1PKR, Khalid dan Khalid kekal MB Selangor...


Mesej PAS bocor: Kerjasama dengan UMNO di Selangor...

Satu paparan skrin aplikasi kiriman mesej Whatapps yang terbocor mendedahkan pemimpin jawatankuasa PAS pusat secara aktif membincangkan mengenai kemungkinan senario parti itu meninggalkan Pakatan Rakyat.

Ini mungkin petunjuk terbesar setakat ini bahawa ancaman perpecahan Pakatan itu menjadi benar, apabila paparan skrin itu tersebar dalam Facebook yang menunjukkan ahli jawatankuasa PAS Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki sedang membincangkan bekerjasama dengan Umno.

Beliau, seorang pensyarah, menggariskan satu senario bagaimana PAS boleh keluar daripada Pakatan dan kemudian membentuk satu kerajaan dengan majoriti mudah di DUN Selangor melalui bantuan Umno, dengan mengekalkan Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim sebagai menteri besar.

Perbualan yang berlaku dalam kumpulan WhatApps melibatkan semua pemimpin jawatankuasa PAS pusat.


Seorang anggota jawatankuasa yang tidak tidak mahu dinamakan, mengesahkan kepada Malaysiakini bahawa paparan skrin WhatApps itu adalah asli.

Beliau kemudiannya dalam Facebooknya tidak menafikan kandungan mesej tersebut sebaliknya menafikan beliau sebahagian daripada kumpulan itu yang membangkitkan idea meninggalkan Pakatan.

"Berikutan dengan perbincangan itu, saya mencadangkan supaya dibuat analisis senario apa yang akan berlaku jika PAS keluar PR dari segi kerajaan negeri yang PAS bersama di dalamnya, situasi penerimaan ahli-ahli dan lain-lain. Cadangan itu dialu-alukan dan mereka meminta saya mengemukakannya.

"Saya menegaskan saya tidak termasuk dalam senarai mereka yang menyokong usul keluar PR itu.

Semoga dengan penjelasan ini, nama saya dapat dibersihkan daripada tanggapan buruk pelbagai golongan ekoran sikap segelintir pihak di dalam PAS yang membangkitkan fitnah yang sedang tidur," tulisan Mohd Zuhdi dalam Facebooknya dipetik. - mk


WhatsApp bocor, PAS tak boleh dipercayai, kata pengguna Internet

DAP terkilan sikap rasis Dr Zuhdi, minta PAS kembali kepada persetujuan bersama

Leaked PAS message: Team up with UMNO in Selangor...

A leaked screenshot of a conversation on the instant messaging application WhatsApp has inadvertently revealed that PAS central committee leaders have been actively discussing possible scenarios of leaving Pakatan Rakyat.

In what is probably the biggest hint to date that the threat of Pakatan disintegrating is true, the screenshot circulated on Facebook showed central committee member Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki discussing teaming up with Umno.

Zuhdi, a lecturer, outlined a scenario on how PAS could defect from Pakatan and later form a simple majority government in the Selangor state assembly with the help of Umno, while keeping Khalid Ibrahim as Menteri Besar.

The conversation took place in a WhatsApp group involving all PAS central committee leaders.

PAS members who did not want to be named confirmed with Malaysiakini that the screenshot was authentic.

Later today Zuhdi in a Facebook posting did not deny the message, but instead denied that he was part of the group that has put forward the idea of leaving Pakatan.

"I was just outlining scenarios based on my imagination because I was asked to come up with a few scenarios.

"But I am not part of the group that has proposed to leave Pakatan. This is slander aimed at implicating me as the one who came up with the idea," he said.

Zuhdi is the operations director of the PAS research centre (PPP).

Friction within PAS revealed

What would be more unsettling for Pakatan insiders is Zuhdi's admission that no less than 10 central committee members, some of them strong allies of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, "has strongly supported the proposal" to leave Pakatan.

This development follows a week in which PAS' top leadership appears to be breaking ranks with PKR and DAP as well as some of its own members over the replacement of Khalid.

This despite a Pakatan Rakyat council meeting comprising leaders from all three parties that claimed to have arrived at a consensus over the matter.

Meanwhile the leaked WhatsApp conversation also appeared to show the friction running deep within PAS itself.

When Zuhdi included co-operation with Umno in the possibility list, Kuala Krai MP Hatta Ramli (above) immediately shot it down.

"Working together with Umno? I'm out!" he appeared to have replied instantly.

Racist face of PAS?

The screenshot of the conversation started making rounds in the social media earlier this morning.

Another highly disturbing feature of the conversation is the blatant tone of racist politics, with Zuhdi commenting that his scenario would return political dominance to the Malays and that they could negate "DAP and non-Muslims".

"After this, if DAP and non-Muslims make noise about the Allah issue or raids, we can just swat them away," he said.

"At the end of this year just change the borders to return all the Malay-Muslim political power," he wrote, without any apparent disagreement from the group.- mk


WhatsApp texts show PAS can’t be trusted, say social media users 

Zuhdi's statement does not represent PAS, says senior leader

Khalid dulu dan sekarang...

Mereka di bawah ini bukan beragama Islam atau berbangsa Melayu...tapi setiap malam raya setiap tahun, mereka datang bersama kenderaan untuk menceduk sekole beras dan sedikit wang ringgit untuk diberikan kpd org Melayu Islam yg bebaris di hadapan Masjid Zahir...ehsan dari Malaysians Against Racism 









cheers.

28 July 2014

27 July 2014

Kalulah PKR/DAP campurtangan dalam pemilihan MB Kelantan,cam mana perasan PAS...


Pakatan tidak akan ke Putrajaya selagi Hadi presiden PAS... 

Tindakan Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang menyokong secara terbuka Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim kekal sebagai menteri besar Selangor membuktikan beliau tidak peduli dan tidak kisah dengan keputusan Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Mesyuarat Majlis Pimpinan PR yang membuat keputusan bersetuju agar Khalid digantikan PKR dihadiri pemimpin kanan parti Islam itu seperti timbalan presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu, setiausaha agung Datuk Mustafa Ali, naib presiden Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man dan Datuk Husam Musa, ketua Pemuda Suhaizan Kaiyat, serta ahli jawatankuasa (AJK) Pusat Dr Hatta Ramli.

Dalam satu kenyataan yang dikirimkan kepada media pada 23 Julai lalu, Majlis Pimpinan PR menyatakan mereka sudah sebulat suara bersetuju, “menerima cadangan daripada PKR untuk membuat pertukaran menteri besar di Selangor seterusnya mencalonkan Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.”

Isyarat yang diberikan presiden PAS itu kepada umum adalah beliau tidak peduli dengan keputusan PR dan timbalan presiden, naib presiden, setiausaha agung, ketua pemuda dan AJK parti itu tidak layak mewakili pandangan partinya.

"Saya sudah dengar semua hujah, kumpulkan sebelum akhirnya saya dapati majoriti kalangan akar umbi PAS bersetuju Khalid dikekalkan atas konsep amanah yang ditunaikannya," katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditemui selepas kuliah Jumaat di rumahnya di Rusila di Terengganu, pada Jumaat.

Kenyataan Hadi juga merupakan satu tamparan hebat kepada ketua pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim kerana PR sudah bersetuju kerusi menteri besar Selangor merupakan milik PKR.

Apabila PR bersetuju kerusi menteri Selangor itu milik PKR, PAS tidak seharusnya campurtangan siapa pun calon yang bakal diletakkan di negeri terkaya itu.

Bayangkanlah jika PKR dan DAP campurtangan dalam pemilihan kerusi menteri besar di Kelantan atau di Kedah dahulu, bagaimana perasaan PAS?

Sebagai respon balas setiausaha agung PKR Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail membandingkan isu Selangor dengan pergolakan jawatan menteri besar Kedah dipegang Tan Sri Azizan Abdul Razak sebelum pilihan raya umum (PRU) ke-13 lalu sehingga menyebabkan kejatuhan kerajaan negeri itu ‎di tangan Barisan Nasional (BN) selepas sepenggal diperintah PR.

"PKR mengambil pendirian menghormati sepenuhnya prinsip pencalonan jawatan menteri besar Kedah adalah daripada PAS walaupun ada pelbagai permintaan dari parti Pakatan Rakyat yang lain supaya PKR menyatakan pendirian sama ada menteri besar ditukar atau tidak," katanya.

Sebelum PRU13 lalu, kerajaan negeri Kedah bergolak apabila timbulnya pergaduhan di antara kem Azizan dan orang nombor dua PAS Kedah, Datuk Phahrolrazi Zawawi.

Pergeseran yang terjadi itu menyusul beberapa bulan selepas pelan damai PAS Pusat terhadap PAS Kedah ekoran Phahrolrazi dan rakannya Dr Ismail Salleh menolak perlantikan semula sebagai exco kerajaan negeri.

Kedua-dua mereka membantah corak kepimpinan Azizan sebagai menteri besar Kedah. 

Akan tetapi Hadi tidak mempedulikan bantahan akar umbi dan terus mempertahankan Azizan sebagai calon menteri besar Kedah sehingga menyebabkan Kedah jatuh ke tangan BN pada PRU13 sepertimana Terengganu pada 2004.

PAS akan bermesyuarat pada 10 Ogos ini mengenai isu pertukaran menteri besar di Selangor dan sudah pasti keputusan majoriti akan memihak kepada Hadi kerana konsep “wala” atau taat yang diamalkan parti Islam itu.

Ini bukan kali pertama Hadi “mensabotaj” PR.

Sebelum PRU13 lalu pada ketika PR bersetuju Anwar sebagai calon perdana menteri, sekumpulan pemimpin PAS yang rapat dengan Hadi bertemu dengan pemimpin veteran Umno Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah untuk menawarkan jawatan itu kepadanya.

Ini dilakukan pada ketika Mursyidul Am PAS Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat menyokong penuh Anwar sebagai calon perdana menteri PR.

Hadi juga secara peribadinya memberi kebenaran kepada Ridzuan Ismail untuk bertanding di kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Kota Damansara pada PRU13 lalu walaupun PR sudah bersetuju kerusi tersebut dipertahankan presiden PSM Dr Nasir Hashim yang bertanding di atas tiket PKR kerana partinya bukan anggota PR.

Kedua-duanya Nasir dan Ridzuan akhirnya tewas kepada BN.

Jika Hadi terus menerajui PAS, Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) tidak perlu risau lagi.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak akan terus kekal sebagai perdana menteri dan BN akan terus berkuasa selagi Hadi menjadi presiden PAS. Cita PR untuk menawan Putrajaya hanya menjadi angan-angan.

Jika diimbau kembali sejarah, Hadi juga merupakan punca mengapa Barisan Alternatif (BA) yang ditubuhkan pada 1999 berpecah. – tmi

ailge

Pakatan bakal berpecah jika parti komponen tak peduli keputusan bersama...

Isu politik yang paling besar selepas Hari Raya Aidilfitri ialah sama ada sistem dua parti di Malaysia – Pakatan Rakyat dan Barisan Nasional – akan terus kekal berikutan kemungkinan PR akan berpecah kerana bertentangan pendirian.

Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng berkata PR mungkin berpecah kerana kegagalan atau keengganan salah satu parti komponen untuk menghormati dan memegang janji kepada keputusan yang telah pun dicapai secara bersama.

“Sekiranya keputusan yang dicapai bersama dalam Majlis Pimpinan Tertinggi PR boleh ditidakkan begitu sahaja oleh suatu pihak, maka kredibiliti dan survival PR akan terus tergugat.

“Tanpa PR, Malaysia akan kembali balik kepada era monopoli kuasa yang rakus menindas rakyat dan hanya memihak kepada kroni tertentu,” katanya dalam perutusan Aidilfitri di sini hari ini.

Selain pergeseran dalam PR, kemeriahan Aidilfitri tahun ini turut dimalapkan dengan tragedi pesawat udara MH17 yang ditembak jatuh oleh pengganas.

Guan Eng berkata beliau bagi pihak DAP sekali lagi merakamkan rasa kepiluan dan kesedihan serta doa kepada keluarga dan kenalan mangsa-mangsa tragedi MH17 serta MH370 yang hilang secara misteri.

“DAP juga bersama rakyat Malaysia yang prihatin sentiasa berdoa demi keselamatan dan keamanan di bumi Palestin. Kami menyokong perjuangan rakyat Palestin untuk bebaskan diri daripada serangan dan keganasan Israel ke atas Gaza.

“Inilah juga harapan DAP yang saya yakin dikongsi bersama oleh majoriti rakyat Malaysia, termasuk umat Islam di negara ini yang sama-sama cintakan keamanan dan demokrasi,” tambah beliau.- Roketkini.com

Nasib Pakatan Rakyat biarlah hanya ilusi saya

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Pakatan breakup not ruled out, says Guan Eng...

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has finally broken his silence about the continuing tension in Pakatan Rakyat due to alleged diversion from the coalition's spirit by PAS.

Lim said the biggest issue after Aidilfitri celebrations is whether the two party system can continue in Malaysia. Will Pakatan split after Hari Raya because one party is giving conflicting views on whether Khalid should stay on as Selangor MB?

The breaking up of Pakatan Rakyat on the refusal of one component party to respect and hold on to views arrived at together, could not be discounted according to his Hari Raya statement today.

"If the decisions we have achieved together in the Pakatan highest leadership council is dismissed just like that by one party, the survival and credibility of Pakatan will be continue to be undermined," he added.

"Without Pakatan, Malaysia will return to the era of wild power monopoly which has oppressed the people and only sided with certain cronies," he stressed.

It is believed that Lim was referring to two issues, including PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang's (right) frustrating his allies in DAP and PKR when he said that there was no reason to remove Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim from his post.

PKR shot back by saying that the party maintains that the party's nomination of its president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to replace Abdul Khalid had already been accepted during the Pakatan Rakyat presidential council meeting.

The July 23 meeting where the decision was taken included six PAS leaders, namely deputy president Mohamad Sabu, vice-presidents Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and Husam Musa, secretary-general Mustapha Ali, Youth chief Suhaizan Kayat and central committee member Hatta Ramli.

During the meeting, PAS and DAP had reaffirmed respect for the principle that the nomination of the Selangor menteri besar is PKR's prerogative.

The second issue is where PAS is said to have diverted from Pakatan's principles when the party insisted on implementing hudud.

PAS broke away from their agreement in Pakatan that they would focus more on a welfare state and not hudud law, when the Pakatan manifesto was agreed upon.

This has led to Sarawak DAP to ponder quitting Pakatan in the run up to the Sarawak state elections.- mk



The Selangor Menteri Besar Poser...

The appointment  of the PKR President and Anwar Ibrahim’s wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as the first woman Menteri Besar in Malaysia may not yet be a done deal.

The incumbent, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is still fighting to keep his post. In the latest development, he issued a challenge to state assembly members to table a no confidence vote against him.

That is not very likely to happen. So Dr Wan Azizah’s appointment as the Menteri Besar of Selangor has to wait a while longer if at all.

The Kajang state assemblywoman was supposed to take over from Abdul Khalid after the Hari Raya. It may not happen that soon.

If Dr Wan Azizah is eventually made MB, she will create history and will put the PKR ahead of other political parties in giving a higher level of recognition to the growing importance of women in the Malaysian politics.

 It will even put the PKR ahead of its Pakatan Rakyat partners in recognising the role of women. The DAP did its part earlier by nominating Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan as Speaker of the Selangor State Assembly and PAS by nominating Dr Halimah Ali as a member of the Exco.

This will have the effect of further endearing the younger female voters to the party and the PR coalition. The down side is she has no administrative experience beyond holding the PKR together on behalf of her husband when he was away in prison. Anwar could once again be heading in the same direction, also on sodomy charge.

Abdul Khalid’s day as MB may be numbered but he does not appear to want to walk into the sunset quietly. He may continue fighting within the party or outside. 



There already are speculations that he may exit the PKR and join Umno – his old party. But that is a good as cutting the nose to spite the face. His other option is to join PAS, where he can make a greater difference than rejoining Umno.

He wasn’t particularly successful in Umno. But if he joins PAS, he will make the party stronger in the state assembly and hence strengthening his own position. 

Should he choose that route, he will help PAS to become the largest PR party in the state assembly – raising its ranks from 15 to 16 and reducing PKR’s tally to 13. The DAP has 15 seats. The Barisan Nasional is the smallest with 12 seats.

But the big question mark is will PAS dare take advantage of the turmoil in the PKR?

On the other hand Abdul Khalid may choose to stay on in the PKR and become the thorn in the rear for Dr Wan Azizah and her supporters.

Umno can benefit from the turmoil in PKR. Unfortunately it is too weak and rudderless to take advantage of the PKR squabbles.

The PKR can capitalise on Dr Wan Azizah’s appointment as the first woman MB in history to enlist the support of female voters and young electors.

But Azizah’s lack of administrative experience and managerial could prove to be a handicap compared to Abdul Khalid’s vast experience in both areas.- A Kadir Jasin

Tak cukup lagi ke untung dah beratus juta... 


cheers.

26 July 2014

Pasai apa Khalid bayaq RM1.63 bilion kepada Tan Sri Rosli Ismail kalau dah tahu syarikat2nya hampir bankrap...

Photo: http://rafiziramli.com/2014/07/penjelasan-isu-penstrukturan-air-selangor/

Kebelakangan ini, ada beberapa tuduhan liar yang dilemparkan terhadap saya dan Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim kononnya kami terlibat cuba campur tangan dalam rundingan air untuk mendapat bayaran komisen dari pemegang konsesi SPLASH. Tuduhan-tuduhan liar ini ada menyebut jumlah yang besar kononnya melibatkan berpuluh-puluh juta.

Saya tidak menjawab sebarang tuduhan sebegini sebelum ini sebagai menghormati mandat Pakatan Rakyat yang diberikan kepada saya yang menjadi salah seorang Panel Penstrukturan Air yang mewakili PR dan menyelia Kerajaan Selangor dalam hal ini. Saya masih berharap sebelum ini supaya sebarang perbezaan pendapat mengenai kaedah proses penstrukturan air sewajarnya dibincangkan bersama bukan melalui media.

Walau bagaimana pun, oleh kerana tuduhan liar itu melampaui batas dan menjejaskan imej saya, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan KEADILAN, saya telah berbincang dengan beberapa pimpinan kanan KEADILAN dan PR sama ada tuduhan-tuduhan ini wajar dijawab secara umum. Saya dinasihati supaya memberi penerangan untuk membolehkan orang ramai tahu keadaan sebenar.

Bersama-sama ini saya sertakan nota penerangan mengenai penstrukturan industri air Selangor yang saya tulis dan bentangkan kepada pimpinan KEADILAN (dan beberapa pimpinan DAP dan PAS) pada akhir Februari 2014 iaitu seminggu selepas Kerajaan Negeri menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman (MOU) dengan Kerajaan Pusat.

Kebimbangan yang saya lahirkan dalam bulan Februari 2014 telah menjadi kenyataan iaitu:

1) Kerajaan Pusat engkar dengan kata-kata dan enggan melaksanakan janji mereka menggunakan akta untuk menyempurnakan penstrukturan semula

2) Tarif air di Selangor akan naik mendadak dalam tahun yang dekat dengan pilihanraya umum

3) Kroni kuat Umno iaitu Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail akan menerima harga tawaran Kerajaan Selangor kerana ia lumayan dan jauh mengatasi nilai sebenar syarikatnya

4) Pemegang konsesi Loji Sg Selangor (yang merupakan loji terbesar yang membekalkan kepada hampir 60% pengguna) iaitu SPLASH akan menolak kerana harga tawaran awal dipotong oleh Kerajaan Selangor untuk jumlah itu dibayar kepada Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail

5) Projek Langat 2 diteruskan dan kontrak diberikan kepada kroni-kroni Umno sedangkan bayarannya nanti ditanggung oleh rakyat Selangor

6) Masalah bekalan air di Selangor berterusan hingga menimbulkan kemarahan rakyat terhadap Pakatan Rakyat

7) Selepas hampir 6 bulan, sehingga kini penstrukturan air tidak nampak ada kemajuan di Selangor. Pelbagai kontroversi dan pertanyaan terus timbul seperti yang saya akan terangkan selepas ini.

Perbezaan pendapat saya yang paling besar dengan Kerajaan Selangor mengenai penstrukturan air ialah keputusan untuk membayar pampasan keuntungan (disebut “equity portion”) kepada Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail (melalui Syabas dan Puncak Niaga) sebanyak RM1.6 bilion sedangkan nilai kedua-dua syarikat itu adalah hampir muflis. Setelah bertahun-tahun rakyat Selangor sengsara dengan masalah air yang sebahagian besarnya berpunca dari kelemahan Syabas dan Puncak Niaga, Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail menerima ganjaran yang cukup besar yang akan ditanggung oleh rakyat Selangor.

Bagi saya, keputusan itu tidak ada bezanya dengan keputusan Barisan Nasional menghapuskan hutang Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli sebanyak RM600 juta atau campur tangan Tun Mahathir dulu agar syarikat perkapalan milik anaknya Mirzan Mahathir diberi pampasan lebih tinggi oleh PETRONAS sedangkan nilaian semasanya jauh lebih rendah.

Nota yang saya sertakan ditulis selepas mesyuarat di antara Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim dan wakil-wakil rakyat Pakatan Rakyat untuk beliau menjelaskan keputusan dan tindakan Kerajaan Selangor dalam isu air ini.

Saya berlapang dada di dalam bulan Ramadhan ini dengan fitnah sebegini dan beranggapan ia adalah asam garam kehidupan seorang penjawat awam. Saya tidak akan mengambil tindakan saman ke atas mereka yang galak menyebarkan fitnah ini kerana saya yakin dosa yang mereka tanggung melebihi apa-apa tekanan tindakan undang-undang yang boleh saya ambil. Saya maafkan semua yang menyebarkan fitnah ini dan menasihati mereka bertaubat dan berhenti menyebarkannya setelah saya menjelaskan dengan fakta seperti di dalam nota.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Ikuti penerangan berfakta dan latar belakang penstrukturan air di http://rafiziramli.com/2014/07/penjelasan-isu-penstrukturan-air-selangor/
Penjelasan Isu Penstrukturan Air Selangor...

Kebelakangan ini, ada beberapa tuduhan liar yang dilemparkan terhadap saya dan Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim kononnya kami terlibat cuba campur tangan dalam rundingan air untuk mendapat bayaran komisen dari pemegang konsesi SPLASH. Tuduhan-tuduhan liar ini ada menyebut jumlah yang besar kononnya melibatkan berpuluh-puluh juta.

Saya tidak menjawab sebarang tuduhan sebegini sebelum ini sebagai menghormati mandat Pakatan Rakyat yang diberikan kepada saya yang menjadi salah seorang Panel Penstrukturan Air yang mewakili PR dan menyelia Kerajaan Selangor dalam hal ini. Saya masih berharap sebelum ini supaya sebarang perbezaan pendapat mengenai kaedah proses penstrukturan air sewajarnya dibincangkan bersama bukan melalui media.

Walau bagaimana pun, oleh kerana tuduhan liar itu melampaui batas dan menjejaskan imej saya, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan KEADILAN, saya telah berbincang dengan beberapa pimpinan kanan KEADILAN dan PR sama ada tuduhan-tuduhan ini wajar dijawab secara umum. Saya dinasihati supaya memberi penerangan untuk membolehkan orang ramai tahu keadaan sebenar.

Bersama-sama ini saya sertakan nota penerangan mengenai penstrukturan industri air Selangor yang saya tulis dan bentangkan kepada pimpinan KEADILAN (dan beberapa pimpinan DAP dan PAS) pada akhir Februari 2014 iaitu seminggu selepas Kerajaan Negeri menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman (MOU) dengan Kerajaan Pusat.

Kebimbangan yang saya lahirkan dalam bulan Februari 2014 telah menjadi kenyataan iaitu:

1. Kerajaan Pusat engkar dengan kata-kata dan enggan melaksanakan janji mereka menggunakan akta untuk menyempurnakan penstrukturan semula

2. Tarif air di Selangor akan naik mendadak dalam tahun yang dekat dengan pilihanraya umum

3. Kroni kuat Umno iaitu Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail akan menerima harga tawaran Kerajaan Selangor kerana ia lumayan dan jauh mengatasi nilai sebenar syarikatnya

4. Pemegang konsesi Loji Sg Selangor (yang merupakan loji terbesar yang membekalkan kepada hampir 60% pengguna) iaitu SPLASH akan menolak kerana harga tawaran awal dipotong oleh Kerajaan Selangor untuk jumlah itu dibayar kepada Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail

5. Projek Langat 2 diteruskan dan kontrak diberikan kepada kroni-kroni Umno sedangkan bayarannya nanti ditanggung oleh rakyat Selangor

6. Masalah bekalan air di Selangor berterusan hingga menimbulkan kemarahan rakyat terhadap Pakatan Rakyat

7. Selepas hampir 6 bulan, sehingga kini penstrukturan air tidak nampak ada kemajuan di Selangor. Pelbagai kontroversi dan pertanyaan terus timbul seperti yang saya akan terangkan selepas ini.




Perbezaan pendapat saya yang paling besar dengan Kerajaan Selangor mengenai penstrukturan air ialah keputusan untuk membayar pampasan keuntungan (disebut “equity portion”) kepada Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail (melalui Syabas dan Puncak Niaga) sebanyak RM1.6 bilion sedangkan nilai kedua-dua syarikat itu adalah hampir muflis. 

Setelah bertahun-tahun rakyat Selangor sengsara dengan masalah air yang sebahagian besarnya berpunca dari kelemahan Syabas dan Puncak Niaga, Tan Sri Rozalli Ismail menerima ganjaran yang cukup besar yang akan ditanggung oleh rakyat Selangor.

Bagi saya, keputusan itu tidak ada bezanya dengan keputusan Barisan Nasional menghapuskan hutang Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli sebanyak RM600 juta atau campur tangan Tun Mahathir dulu agar syarikat perkapalan milik anaknya Mirzan Mahathir diberi pampasan lebih tinggi oleh PETRONAS sedangkan nilaian semasanya jauh lebih rendah.

Nota yang saya sertakan ditulis selepas mesyuarat di antara Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim dan wakil-wakil rakyat Pakatan Rakyat untuk beliau menjelaskan keputusan dan tindakan Kerajaan Selangor dalam isu air ini.

Saya berlapang dada di dalam bulan Ramadhan ini dengan fitnah sebegini dan beranggapan ia adalah asam garam kehidupan seorang penjawat awam. Saya tidak akan mengambil tindakan saman ke atas mereka yang galak menyebarkan fitnah ini kerana saya yakin dosa yang mereka tanggung melebihi apa-apa tekanan tindakan undang-undang yang boleh saya ambil. 

Saya maafkan semua yang menyebarkan fitnah ini dan menasihati mereka bertaubat dan berhenti menyebarkannya setelah saya menjelaskan dengan fakta seperti di dalam nota.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

 Rafizi Ramli 
Ahli Parlimen Pandan.



Why pay RM1.63 billion to Syabas and Puncak Niaga when both already nearly BANKRUPT...

PKR's Rafizi Ramli  today hit out at the Selangor government over the failed water restructuring plan, questioning the need for the administration to compensate concessionaires Syabas and Puncak Niaga with RM1.63 billion to acquire them although both companies are almost bankrupt.

The Pandan MP claimed that Selangor had increased the compensation to both the concessionaires, owned by Umno crony Tan Sri Rozali Ismail, by RM568 million in March from its original offer RM1.07 billion in February.

In addition, the government would also take over the RM4.06 debt under the Puncak Niaga group, which includes Syabas which handles the water pipe system and water processing plant Puncak Niaga.

"After the people of Selangor have suffered for years with a water problem, which was mainly caused by the weakness of Syabas and Puncak Niaga, Tan Sri Rozali Ismail will now receive a huge reward to be borne by the people of Selangor," he said in a statement.

"To me, this move is no different from Barisan Nasional's decision to write off Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli's (former chairman of Malaysia Airlines) RM600 million debt.

Rafizi, who is PKR strategic director, said that if both Syabas and Puncak Niaga were valued according to the usual method using the asset worth, liabilty and the companies' profits, they would be of zero value.
"This means that if Puncak Niaga group were to be sold in an open market without negotiations, its value – based on profit records, assets and liabilities – would be nothing.

"However, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would give them a profit of RM1.63 billion, which is RM1.7 billion more than its market price," he added.

In March, Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim signed a water restructuring deal with Putrajaya, allowing the state government to reverse decades of privatisation of the Selangor water industry.

According to the agreement, the Federal government will give the state power to take over the management of treatment plants and distribution pipes from four private companies, including Syabas and Puncak Niaga.
At that time, it was reported that Selangor would offer RM9.65 billion to the shareholders of the four companies to take over their shares and debts.

However, Khalid came under fire from his own party for signing the deal, with many PKR leaders criticising him for not consulting them about it.

Rafizi had previously warned that Selangor would be forced to fork out RM20 billion in the water deal and the people of Selangor could be seeing higher water tariffs in the future.

He said that the deal inked on February 26 did not benefit the people of Selangor as at the end of the day, they could be forced to pay higher prices for water because of the MoU which the state had signed with Putrajaya.

He said the RM20 billion price tag was arrived at by adding the cost of taking over the four companies in charge of Selangor's water industry, which could be between RM9.65 billion and RM14 billion, and the cost of building the Langat 2 water treatment plant, which is at least RM8 billion. – TMI

Rafizi denies seeking commissions from Splash...

PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli has denied interfering in Selangor’s water restructuring negotiations and seeking payouts from private water concessionaire Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Splash).

“There have been wild allegations directed at me and (opposition leader) Anwar Ibrahim, accusing us of interfering in Selangor’s water restructuring negotiations and trying to get commissions from water concessionaire Splash,” said Rafizi in a media statement.

Splash is the remaining concessionaire to still stall on a deal with the state government led by Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. Splash has been adamant that Selangor’s last takeover offer of RM250 million falls well short of their net asset valuation (NAV) of RM2.5 billion.

Splash is 40 percent owned by Gamuda, 30 percent by Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor (a unit of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd or KDEB) and 30 percent by The Sweetwater Alliance, a company controlled by well-connected businessman Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah.

Splash operates, among other things, the Sungai Selangor Dam which supplies approximately 60 percent of treated water to Klang Valley.

Rafizi hit back at his critics by highlighting Selangor state government’s decision to pay RM1.6 billion compensation on equity to Puncak Niaga executive chairman Rozali Ismail in the water takeover.- mk



The SPLASH issue explained...

RPK, Let us not get too far ahead with the spin. If you allow me the right of reply and let me put the record straight. (READ HERE: Selangor’s Watergate about to explode)

As a shareholder of Splash I was appalled to receive from KDEB an offer representing only 10% of the audited nav of the Company. As the MB Khalid Ibrahim was not prepared to see me, I approached Anwar Ibrahim, who after all is Economic Advisor to Selangor to set up a meeting for me so that I could hear some intelligent explanation why SPLASH was offered such a derisory offer. 

Khalid did not like that, but if he had bothered to meet me or answered the many letters I wrote, Anwar Ibrahim need not have to be involved. Flattering as it may be, saying that I may have the power and influence to unseat MBs is one spin too far.

SPLASH has an audited net asset value of RM2.5 billion plus another 16 years of unexpired concession life. That unexpired term in net present value terms is worth another RM1.4 billion. Through KDEB, Khalid offered to buy SPLASH for RM250 million. 

That’s a ninety per cent discount on NAV, never mind against full concession valuation. SPLASH happens to be a well-run, efficient and profitable company, not a consignment of rotting fish to deserve such derisory offer.

Contrast that with the State’s offer for SYABAS, a company with an audited negative (note: NEGATIVE) net worth of RM2.1 billion. That is after accruing tariff increases of approximately RM3.5 billion, an increase that was rejected by the State, a grand gesture that made Khalid Ibrahim a Robin Hood figure and a cult hero. Adjusting down the accrued revenue from a disputed tariff increase, SYABAS’ negative shareholder value advances to RM5.6 billion. 

Khalid Ibrahim is now buying that wreckage at RM441 million. That is generously over-valuing the acquisition by RM6 billion. A spectacular bailout in the name of the rakyat!

I could go on about the valuations accorded to Puncak Niaga and ABBASS, the other two concessionaires being bought out by the State, and demonstrate how badly treated SPLASH has been. But let’s not bore your readers. 

However, my personal advice to you is to check some of the facts and numbers. After all, your brother sits on the Board of KDEB, and should know the affairs of SPLASH as well as SYABAS quite well. Assuming of course, he can be as committed to truth and fairness as you.

Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah


Photo: NAJIB KENA KENCING SAMA MACAI.

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cheers.