14 February 2016

Bendera terbalik & Bangla Bhaiya...


Ahli akar umbi menunjukkan protes mereka sejak beberapa hari lalu dengan terbalikkan bendera BN

Situasi terkini bendera Barisan Nasional (BN) dengan sengaja dipasang terbalik petunjuk jelas berlakunya penolakan akar umbi parti terhadap pelantikan Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah sebagai Menteri Besar Kedah.

Difahamkan dari sumber kepada Malaysia Dateline, beberapa cawangan sudah mula menampakkan protes mereka yang kurang senang dengan pelantikan Ahmad Bashah pada Khamis lalu.

Tindakan protes dengan mengantung ‘bendera BN terbalik’ sudah kelihatan semakin banyak di sepanjang laluan utama di beberapa Dun.


Perbuatan itu seakan membawa mesej Umno-BN akan kalah dan Pas pula akan kembali memerintah di negeri itu kerana terdapat pancang buluh dipasang bendera diletakkan dua bendera parti iaitu Pas dan bendera BN yang terbalik.

Setakat hari ini antara Dun menunjukkan protes dengan memacak dan mengantung bendera BN terbalik di pancang dahan dan perdu pokok juga  tiang lampu dan papan tanda membabitkan Bandar Baru, Kubang Pasu, Jerlun, dan Jerai yang dipercayai dilakukan dikalangan ahli akar umbi parti itu.

Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir Ahad lalu, mengadakan perjumpaan akar umbi kali pertama di Pusat Khidmat Wakil Rakyat di Dun Air Hitam selepas beliau hilang jawatan Menteri Besar.


Dalam ucapannya itu Mukriz mula mendedahkan beberapa peristiwa sebenar berlaku membabitkan jawatannya sebagai Menteri Besar.

Menurut sumber pelbagai taktik paksaan yang digunakan pihak tertentu yang didakwa ‘memburu’ Adun BN Kedah untuk memaksa mereka menandatangani petisyen menolak beliau sebagai MB Kedah.

“ Ada yang sanggup pergi sehingga ke hospital di mana pihak berkenaan sanggup tunggu hingga lima jam untuk mengambil tandatangan seorang Adun yang sedang dirawat untuk petisyen menolak saya sebagai MB Kedah. Termasuklah seorang Adun yang dibawa berjumpa Perdana Menteri untuk dipaksa menandatangani petisyen itu,” dakwa Mukhriz dari sumber yang dipetik itu kepada Malaysia Dateline.


Sumber yang rapat dengan Mukhriz itu turut mendedahkan Mukhriz memberitahu hanya tewas satu undi sahaja dalam pengundian yang dijalankan oleh Jemaah Pemangku Sultan Kedah untuk menentukan sama ada beliau kekal sebagai MB atau tidak.

“Empat Adun BN dan 12 pembangkang menyokong Mukhriz , sementara tiga Adun Pembangkang berkecuali, 17 Adun BN menolak,” ujar sumber.

Menurut sumber lagi, dalam pertemuan empat mata lebih sejam antara Mukhriz dan Perdana Menteri di Langkawi baru-baru ini Najib katanya telah melahir rasa kecewanya yang teramat sangat kerana beliau ditegur oleh Mukhriz dalam.sebuah majlis diadakan di Saloma Bistro antara teguran Mukhriz ialah mengenai 1MDB dan RM2.6 bilion.


“ Najib langsung tidak bangkit soal ketidakpuasan hatinya terhadap kepimpinan Mukhriz sebagai Menteri Besar dan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan Umno Kedah.

“Dalam pertemuan di Langkawi antara kemarahan Najib membuak-buak bila Mukhriz bangkitkan akibat dua isu itu BN mungkin tewas dalam PRU-14,” ujarnya. - malaysiadateline

Jho Low2
Two personalities missing in PAC's 1MDB probe...

It would appear as if Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chief Hasan Arifin is a party to the 1MDB scandal, if he chooses not to summon business tycoon Low Taek Jho.

Or, at least, it would be obvious to ordinary Malaysians that he is under the thumb of someone higher up who knows the extent of the scandal, and would rather not allow the 34-year-old tycoon to appear before the joint parliamentary committee and unintentionally say something that would rock the boat further.

In my opinion, Jho Low - as he is popularly known - could be a big liability to whoever he is collaborating with, as his flamboyant lifestyle betrays the character of the person who is ever so often associated with 1MDB.

For example, as DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang pointed out, we want to know whether the money that was used to sponsor Korean superstar Psy's 2013 performance at Han Chiang College had come from 1MDB.

For me, I am interested to know whether Low was behind the special appearance by Psy, since Low himself had revealed that he was the elections campaign director in the 13th general elections.

Moreover, based on numerous news reports we have also learnt that Psy is a personal friend of Low, and was a special guest at Low’s parties.

Represent the public interest

As its name suggests, the PAC should represent the interests of the public who want to know how Low is linked to the 1MDB. The question has been raised time and again, and it is time that Low stands before the PAC to explain his position.

Besides, it is also in Low's interest to appear before the PAC to explain his side of the story - if he really has nothing to hide.

This would be a good opportunity for Low to prove that most of us were wrong with our own speculations that because he is flamboyant, capable of splashing his money around, and preparing to divulge that he was the man behind BN’s elections campaign in Penang, he must therefore be a liability.

As Malaysians, we are interested to find out how Low’s name had been dragged through the mud of the 1MDB scandal, or is he being made a scapegoat for someone else’s sins?

Low can explain to the PAC when he is questioned by the committee.

Hasan, therefore, should not block any attempt for the PAC to summon Low for an enquiry. It would not do justice for Low if Hasan refuses to call the former to appear before the PAC.

On that note, Hasan should also extend an invitation to finance minister and 1MDB advisory committee chairperson, Najib Abdul Razak, to the public hearing.

Without these two personalities, the PAC’s conclusion would be flawed. Hence, no parliamentarian - nor even the Conference of Rulers - should accept such a report based on an incomplete investigation. - Stephen Ng,mk






cheers.

13 February 2016

Setahun dah berlalu, Februari muncul kembali...


Mengenang kekasih semua rakyat Malaysia...

Terdetik lirik lagu Alleycats: “Setahun sudah berlalu, Februari muncul kembali dengan kehangatan semalam.”

Kalau Alleycats mengenangkan kekasihnya, saya terkenangkan kekasih semua rakyat Malaysia, tak lain tak bukan Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (TGNA).

Dan seperti Alleycats menyambung liriknya “tanpa kusedari kupetik mawar merah, kutulis sebuah puisi”, bagi saya, cukuplah pena untuk kutulis sebuah makalah pada hari ini 12 Februari, berkongsi saat bersama TGNA.

Pertemuan pertama saya ialah ketika TGNA berkunjung ke rumah sewa saya di Mesir pada awal pagi musim dingin 1991 semasa saya masih menuntut di Universiti al-Azhar, Kaherah.

Beliau hadir makan pagi di rumah saya ditemani anaknya Ustaz Nik Omar dan sekali gus mentahnik (belah mulut) anak sulung saya Nidhal Mujahid yang lahir di Mesir pada 3 November 1991.

Saya berasa amat teruja kerana anak sulung saya diberikan peluang didoakan oleh TGNA sempena sebulan anak ini berkenalan dengan dunia.

Bukan itu sahaja, saya terharu kerana walaupun saya ‘budak mentah’ pelajar tahun akhir di al-Azhar, seorang yang bertaraf menteri besar dan mursyidul Am PAS sudi menjejak kaki di rumah sewa kami pada awal pagi yang dingin.

Ini kemungkinan kesetiaan persahabatan TGNA dan ayahanda saya Haji Yusof Rawa, mursyidul am PAS yang pertama dan kedua mungkin persahabatan akrab saya dan anaknya Ustaz Nik Omar.

Apa pun ia saat indah disaksikan musim dingin Kaherah, tokoh besar mengunjungi pondok usang kami dan bersarapan ringkas seisi keluarga.

Saya berasa seperti anaknya dan TGNA melayan kami sekeluarga seperti anggota keluarganya.

Ayah saya seronok mendengar berita kunjungan TGNA di mana mereka berdua saling hormat menghormati antara satu sama lain dengan penuh ukhuwah.

Pemikiran kontroversi

Detik saya sudah dewasa dalam perjuangan, pemikiran kontroversi saya sering menimbulkan perasaan tidak senang hati kelompok ‘ulama’ dalam PAS.

Dua buku saya Menuju PAS Baru dan Rejuvenasi PAS menggegarkan fahaman konservatif di kalangan sesetengah pemimpin PAS. Teori keluk ketiga saya yang mengandaikan satu pengorganisasian semula PAS yang lebih inklusif dan progresif dengan projek “menasionalkan PAS” untuk kekal relevan disanggah sebagai projek mencairkan prinsip “kepimpinan ulama” dan dasar Islam PAS.

Perdebatan hangat berterusan selama lima tahun sebelum kami disingkirkan telah pun mencipta satu kebangkitan dalam PAS.

Orang pertama yang mengambil berat isu ini ketika saya dituduh antiulama, liberal dan bermacam lagi label ialah TGNA.

Beliau menjemput saya ke pejabat Menteri Besar di Kota Darulnaim setelah saya membuat temu janji dengannya dan mempersembahkan buku saya Menuju PAS Baru kepadanya.

Jelas wajahnya persis seorang ayah yang walaupun hari itu beliau bercuti tidak sihat tetapi bersedia bertemu saya di pejabat.

Beliau mulakan dengan menyatakan betapa beliau sangat keletihan dan harapkan generasi muda seperti kami menyambung legasi politik Islam di Malaysia.

Saya seterusnya mempersembahkan buku saya sambil diminta oleh beliau memberi ringkasan intipati utama buku ini.



Saya memberi penjelasan buku setebal 200 lebih muka surat ini pada asasnya ialah mahu melihat PAS maju ke hadapan dan saya memetik ayat dalam salah satu hujah saya iaitu dari surah al-Qasas ayat 26

Saya menjelaskan kepimpinan sebenar bukan atas keulamakan tetapi adalah al-qawwiy dan al-amin iaitu berkemampuan dan beramanah.

Beliau diam seketika sambil mengangguk-angguk mendengar ayat tersebut lalu merenung jauh. Terungkap di bibirnya kata-kata pelat Kelantan:

“Sungguh hok ustaz sebut tu, nak buat guano. Susoh puok kito nih. Dia nak hok ustaz jugak.”

(Betul yang ustaz sebut itu, hendak buat macam mana. Payah orang kini ini. Dia hendak kalangan ustaz juga).

Tiba-tiba dengan tidak semena-mena dia menyebut nama Husam Musa, seolah-olah di Kelantan hanya satu saja sebab Husam ditolak sesetengah pihak kerana bukan seorang ulama atau tiada title ustaz.

Jelas TGNA menolak pandangan ini kerana TGNA bersetuju dengan konsep al-qawwiy dan al-amin adalah untuk kelayakan kepimpinan.

Dengan pertemuan itu, sebulan kemudian atas cadangan TGNA, dianjurkan forum saya dan Sdr Riduan Mohamad Nor penentang tegar idea saya di pejabat PAS Kelantan bagi mengupas buku kontroversi saya itu.

Pertemuan terakhir

Sebelum pertemuan terakhir saya dengan TGNA, saya sempat menziarahi beliau di rumahnya di Pulau Melaka untuk menyerahkan buku Berdialog Dengan Gereja kerana TGNA menulis dalam kata pengantar dalam buku tersebut.

Saya menunjukkan kepadanya gambar-gambar dalam buku tersebut yang merakamkan pertemuan bersejarah beliau dan Uskop Sebastian selaku Ketua Katolik Wilayah Utara di Pulau Pinang.

Saya dan Sdr Abdul Rahman Kasim yang menemukan mereka pada kemuncak isu “kalimah Allah” berlatarbelakangkan kepada inisiatif dialog yang saya dan rakan-rakan gerakkan sejak tahun 2009.

TGNA membelek gambar-gambar tersebut terserlah wajah kegembiraan kerana TGNA adalah pembela utama konsep kedamaian dalam hubungan antara agama serta konsep manusia dari keluarga yang sama dari anak cucu Nabi Adam.

Semasa berlangsung Persidangan Kesatuan Ahli Parlimen Negara Islam di Istanbul sedang berlangsung, saya yang antara mewakili Malaysia terpaksa minta izin kepada Tuan Speaker Parlimen Malaysia, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia untuk pulang awal kerana khabar berita TGNA yang sakit tenat.

Tan Sri amat memahami dan mengizinkan saya pulang awal menaiki pesawat pertama malam itu ke Kuala Lumpur dan kemudian terus bergegas ke Kota Bharu.

Esok paginya saya sudah berada di Hospital USM Kubang Kerian dan dapat bertemu dengan izin doktor yang merawat TGNA.

Doktor tersebut sebelumnya memberikan sedikit taklimat perkembangan TGNA. Pada awal pagi itu saya mengadap TGNA dan sempat mencium tangannya.

Dia memandang saya sayu sambil senyum seperti biasanya lalu bertanya khabar saya dalam nada suara yang lemah.

Saya berbisik menyampaikan salam Tan Sri Speaker dengan ucapan sempat sembuh begitu juga seorang peniaga berbangsa Turki di sebuah bazar di Istanbul yang meminta saya sampaikan salam kerana beliau amat menghormati TGNA.

TGNA mengangguk, air matanya kelihatan dari kelopak matanya sambil beliau menyebut begitu keletihan semenjak akhir ini.

Saya tidak mahu memanjangkan perbualan walaupun Allah mengetahui betapa kalau boleh tanpa bicara pun saya rela duduk di situ menatap wajahnya di saat akhir hidupnya.

Saya kucup dahinya dan mencium tangannya mengundurkan diri dengan penuh rasa sayu dan sedih seolah terdetik dalam hati saya, ini kemungkinan saat akhir saya bersamanya sebagai pemimpin saya, rakan karib ayahanda saya dan sebagai ayahanda saya juga.

Tanggal 12 Februari tahun yang lalu saya hanya sempat bersamanya dalam solat jenazah, terbaring kaku tubuh manusia kerdil yang berjiwa besar mengadap bertemu Penciptanya.

Itulah sebabnya kenapa beliau berjuang tanpa penat lelah kerana mahu mengadap Tuhan dalam keadaan sebaiknya.

Selesai coretan ini untuk ditatapi pada hari sedih 12 Februari setahun sudah berlalu. Tidak seperti lirik Alleycats:

“Tapi sayang pada siapa kan kuberi. Kuberikan saat-saat bermakna ini untuk tatapan semua.” - Mujahid Yusof Rawa,mk

Kita telah berjaya mengumpul 30,000 tandatangan petisyen maya ("online petition") untuk mendakwa Najib Razak sejak dibuka 5 hari lalu. Saya mohon dapatkan lebih ramai supaya kita mencapai sasaran 100,000 dalam tempoh seminggu dan membina momentum ke arah mengumpul 1 juta petisyen. Ubah nasib kita dengan terus mendesak Dato' Seri Najib didakwa. Sebarkan, tandatangan di bit.ly/DakwaNajib

Petition for probe against Najib gains 30,000 signatures...

A petition to reopen the investigations into Datuk Seri Najib Razak's donation has gained 30,000 signatures as of yesterday, according to the Facebook page "1Juta Desak Buka Kembali Siasatan Terhadap Najib Razak" (one million urge investigations against Najib Razak be reopened).

PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli, who announced the petition and the Facebook page on Sunday, said he was quite surprised by the support, adding that he would now go into “hyperdrive” to promote it.

This involved coordinating with other Facebook pages and groups to gain even more exposure and collect signatures faster, he told The Malaysian Insider.

"My plan is for the first milestone to be 100,000 signatures. Once we cross that, I'm planning to go to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission operational review panel to hand over the first 100,000 signatures.

"They have the power to go through the case again and return the investigation papers to the attorney-general for him to look through it again," said the Pandan MP.

Last month, Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali ordered MACC to close its investigations into SRC International and the RM2.6 billion “donation”, saying there was insufficient evidence to implicate the prime minister.

But Rafizi said the A-G had no power to stop any authority from continuing to investigate a case.

The A-G could only request for more information, or declare there was not enough evidence for a prosecution, he said.

"The operational review panel is empowered to go through the A-G's decision not to prosecute.

"In fact, the MACC annual report even reveals how many cases the panel has reviewed and sent back to the A-G, with him finally proceeding with prosecution after initially deciding not to."

Rafizi said that the 100,000 signatures would give the operational review panel "strong legitimacy" to look into Najib's case again and return the investigation papers to the A-G.

But he conceded that this may only result in the A-G reiterating that there was insufficient evidence to charge Najib.

"But we can still hammer them in Parliament about it. (We can ask) if the operational review panel says there is enough grounds to prosecute, on what grounds have you decided not to prosecute?" said Rafizi.

"We want this issue to continue and the prospect of a possible prosecution to remain hanging over Najib's head."

Rafizi added that since the petition aims to collect 1 million signatures, he had several milestones in mind until the ultimate target was reached.

He said the second milestone would be 250,000 signatures, but was coy as to what he planned to do then.

"We will see how the dynamics are, then we will decide what is the best way to utilise people power on those authorities and institutions that have power and clout to push this."

The petition requests that the Agong and Conference of Rulers assist in reopening investigations into the funds transferred into Najib's accounts. – tmi




Missed both of them...
cheers.

12 February 2016

Ku Li - Ambo calon PM,...he!..he!..he!..



Ahli Parlimen Gua Musang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah secara terus terang mengatakan pembabitannya lebih 50 tahun dalam politik tanah air bukan mahu menjadi Perdana Menteri.

Namun beliau tidak menolak bersedia menawarkan diri untuk sebarang jawatan sekiranya kudrat beliau mengizinkan.

“Saya masuk politik bukan nakkan jawatan dan nak jadi Perdana Menteri, takda. Tetapi saya sebagai rakyat biasa, menawar diri saya untuk apa saja jawatan, tugasan, tanggung jawab yang sedia diberi orang dan rakyat dengan apa yang boleh saya lakukan.

“Jika sesuatu yang diberikan kepada saya iaitu perkara yang tidak dapat saya lakukan secara sempurna saya tak sangguplah.

“Saya walaupun sudah cecah 78 tahun, saya masih lagi ‘mobile’ (sihat) tetapi saya tidak sanggup macam dulu berceramah satu malam enam hingga tujuh kali, bekejar ke sana bekejar ke sini.

“Ya, dulu saya sanggup kerana saya muda dan semangat belum pudar sebaliknya masih berkobar-kobar cuma tidak mempunyai kemampuan seperti masa saya muda dulu.

“Saya akan lakukan apa yang difikir patut dilakukan itu saja yang saya boleh berjanji setakat ini, dengan izin Tuhan,” ujarnya dalam Majlis Suaikenal Ikatan Cendekiawan Kelantan (icek) di Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Isnin lalu.

Tengku Razaleigh berkata, demikian ketika menjawab soalan diajukan Profesor Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid dari Jabatan Sains Politik, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) bertanyakan sama ada Tengku Razaleigh bersedia menjadi Perdana Menteri.

Ahmad Fauzi merujuk usaha yang pernah dilakukan beliau bersama universiti untuk mengumpulkan maklumat sekiranya Tengku Razaleigh calon sesuai menggantikan Najib.

Malah satu laporan media luar negara mendedahkan pada 11 Jun 2015 satu pertemuan sulit diadakan di kediaman Tengku Razaleigh yang turut dihadiri bekas Menteri Kewangan Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tun Mahathir Mohamad dan beberapa pemimpin lain.

Justeru rakyat memaklumi Tengku Razaleigh atau mesra dipanggil Ku Li bakal menjadi Perdana Menteri menggantikan Najib.

Laporan itu juga menyebut bahawa bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin akan mengetuai Umno sebagai Presiden ketika itu.

Biasanya, Presiden Umno akan menjawat jawatan Perdana Menteri, namun melalui rangka rancangan baru itu, kedua-dua jawatan berkenaan akan dipisahkan menerusi pembentukan ‘kerajaan perpaduan’.

Bagaimanapun Tengku Razaleigh dilaporkan menolak tawaran itu. Baca seterusnya...

Mamat yang amok di ofis JPJ, ditembak mati...

Bulan lalu video lelaki yang mengamuk di Pejabat Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) gara-gara nombor plat kenderaannya diklon jadi viral, manakala awal pagi ini lelaki berkenaan mati akibat enam das tembakan, lapor Otai Bersih di Facebook.

'Amin Beyond Carwash' yang juga seorang tauke restoran nasi kandar maut ditembak dari jarak dekat di Jalan Datuk Keramat, di sini, awal pagi tadi.

Dalam kejadian pada jam 3.30 pagi itu, Syed Amin Zainul Abidin, 46, yang memandu kereta Mercedes Benz dipercayai berhenti di depan sebuah kedai motosikal sebelum dihampiri dua lelaki menaiki sebuah motosikal.



Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Pulau Pinang, Datuk Zakaria Ahmad, berkata seorang daripada suspek melepaskan tujuh das tembakan ke arah mangsa yang berada di tempat duduk pemandu.

Beliau berkata, empat das tembakan mengenai badan peniaga berkenaan dan satu das lagi mengenai bahagian kepala, menyebabkan mangsa meninggal dunia di lokasi.

Suspek juga, katanya, turut melepaskan satu das tembakan ke arah dua anggota Jabatan Sukarelawan Malaysia (RELA), yang sedang bertugas mengawal premis perniagaan berdekatan, namun tersasar.

"Siasatan lanjut mengikut Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan masih dilakukan bagi mengenal pasti motif serangan," katanya ketika ditemui di lokasi kejadian sebentar tadi.- faqar blogspot

Putrajaya Apes in the Year of the Monkey...

Former Prime Minister Mahathir ( and he is no Prophet!) recently expressed his deep regret in having groomed the young Najib. Mahathir grooved the path for Najib because he (Mahathir) felt he owed a huge debt of gratitude to Najib’s father, Tun Razak, who “rehabilitated” Mahathir when he was in the political wilderness after being expelled from UMNO in the early 1970s.

I was visiting my old village near Sri Menanti, Negri Sembilan, recently and was struck by an unexpected but common sight. That is, the absence of any fruit trees or vegetable plots around what few remaining houses there that were still being occupied.

Such a scene would have been unthinkable during my youth. Then there were always nearly-ripe papayas or bananas ready to be picked for breakfast, and enough long beans in the garden or chickens scurrying around to fill a cooking pot should unexpected guests arrive for lunch.

On querying my few elderly relatives who were still there and loving the serene kampong lifestyle, they replied that the monyets and keras (monkeys) have descended from the jungle to destroy everything, including the chickens. Those monkeys have become so brazen and aggressive that my relatives now fear for their safety.

That is one of the many consequences of our having destroyed the primates’ natural habitat through illegal logging and replacing it with the hostile monoculture plantations of rubber and palm oil. Like displaced people, those monkeys are forced into the kampongs to survive and unleash their frustrations. Meanwhile those loggers and planters luxuriate in their new wealth oblivious of the burden they had inflicted on those monkeys and poor villagers.



Back in the city I read the daily papers, only to discover that marauding monkeys of another kind have also descended on and ravaged Putrajaya. The year of the monkey began early in Malaysia.

The havoc wrecked by the keras in the kampongs are readily visible and the damages they inflict potentially recoverable. The critters too could also easily be scared away by letting those villagers have shotguns.

Not so with the primates of Putrajaya. The damage they inflict, while not readily visible, appearing only on the computer terminals of banks and other financial institutions, is nonetheless no less devastating, if not much more so. Worse, it is being borne not only by citizens of today but also generations to come.

Already scholarships for some of our brightest students are being withdrawn for lack of funds. They are our next generation of talent, their dreams crushed at the last minute through no fault of their own. What a loss to the nation!

At least my relatives in the kampong are smart enough to be aware of the menace posed by those monkeys. By contrast many Malaysians, in particular the Malay elite, hold their chief monkey marauding in the nation’s capital and plundering the country’s wealth as the Prince of Putrajaya, perverse though it might seem to the rest of us.



Such an obscenity and the perversion of our values are possible only because the Malay elite holed up in Putrajaya and elsewhere have abandoned their souls. They have unabashedly sold theirs. Their price is pathetically cheap; the leftover crumbs that fall their way after their chief monkey has satiated his gluttony.

When confronted with their chief monkey’s continually changing and contradictory “explanations” to rationalize his gluttony, those little monkeys around him would insist that they have not sold their souls rather that they have merely “loaned” or “sacrificed” them to their “beloved” chief monkey.

Well, monkey see, monkey do. When they see that their chief monkey being “exonerated” upon returning the money it had earlier stolen, the little monkeys around soon get the message. That is, if you get caught stealing, then return the loot, or make a pretense of it. Then it would not be considered a wrong or a crime.That is the new ethics of those Putrajaya monkeys.

They also have a new religion. That is, if they steal something and not get caught, then the loot is halal. Likewise, if they are caught and then returned the loot, then they have not committed a dosa (sin)

With the loot that they have acquired, if they still harbor a tinge of guilt or remorse, they could “cleanse” themselves by undertaking the Hajj or Umrah, just to be sure.What a mockery of our great faith of Islam! Today our monkey chief has sold, oops, “lent” his soul to the Arabs; tomorrow it would be the Mainland Chinese. Who will be next?



The philosopher HAMKA related a story of the Prophet (pbuh) who encountered a sad young man in the mosque one day. When asked as to the cause, the young man replied that he was deep in debt and unable to repay it.  He now feared for his life.Whereupon the prophet advised the young man never to be fearful of another mortal. We should fear only Allah.

There are eight ways in which we put ourselves in fear of our fellow human being, the Prophet(pbuh) counselled the young man. For brevity as well as relevance, I will mention only the last one.

We put ourselves in the grip of others by being indebted to them. Ah Longs instill fear and dread in their victims. We could spare ourselves such a terrible fate by simply not borrowing or being in debt. That was the lesson the Prophet (pbuh) imparted on the frightened young man.

Debts of money or material things are potentially repayable and you would then be freed from the bondage and carry on with your lives. You may have to work very hard to achieve that, but at least it is doable.

There is one debt however, that can never be repaid, the Prophet (pbuh) advised the young man, and that is the debt of gratitude. An ancient Malay saying reflects this wisdom:  Hutang emas boleh dibayar, hutang budi di bawa mati. A debt of gold is repayable, but you carry your debt of gratitude to your death.



Former Prime Minister Mahathir ( and he is no Prophet!) recently expressed his deep regret in having groomed the young Najib. Mahathir grooved the path for Najib because he (Mahathir) felt he owed a huge debt of gratitude to Najib’s father, Tun Razak, who “rehabilitated” Mahathir when he was in the political wilderness after being expelled from UMNO in the early 1970s.

It looks like Mahathir will carry to his grave not only his huge debt of gratitude to Razak but also the burden Mahathir had imposed upon the nation for being instrumental in Najib becoming Prime Minister.

Najib in turn owes a huge debt of gratitude to the Arabs for their generous “donations” before the last elections, and to the Chinese for currently bailing out 1MDB by buying its generating plants and other assets.

I could not care less what burden Najib would carry to his grave, but I am concerned with the huge burden he has imposed and continues to impose on Malaysians of today and on their children and grandchildren.

The keras in my old village could easily be gotten rid of by giving those villagers rifles. Getting rid of the monkeys of Putrajaya is more problematic. - Dr.Bakri Musa,Morgan-Hill,California


Patut dia tak ada dalam gambaq...

Tabung Haji - a case of impious conduct...

Here you are......what can depositors expect from a Chairman who is better known for selling used cars (I was told) than manage a huge fund like LTH. I wonder if the Chairman knows how to formulate a financial reserve policy that was requested by BNM which was ignored, and the request was again repeated by BNM late last year. It is worthless telling the Chairman how to manage LTH fund because I have serious doubt that he has acquired enough financial acumen or 'financial wizardry' to even answer the question raised by BNM regarding the financial status of LTH. I don't expect the Chairman to even understand the questions raised by Rafizi as to "how does LTH handles reserves". This country is never short of personalities that are expert at managing huge fund, but why of all person appoint this Baling MP as LTH Chairman who may not even know how many zeroes are there in a billion. I think he could do better in managing a used car company. - Mohd Arshad Raji Raji f/bk

Hari ini genap setahun pemergian Almarhum TGNA.Al-Fatihah...

cheers.

11 February 2016

Mai PRU-14 BN mula import Bangla,pasai apa...



Rakyat Malaysia dikejutkan dengan berita bahawa kerajaan Malaysia dan Bangladesh telah meluluskan untuk membawa masuk pekerja dari Bangladesh sejumlah 1.5 juta dalam tempoh tiga tahun.

Sebelum ini ia berita spekulasi dan kini ia bena mengikut laporan media. Ada rakyat yang menyatakan ini keputusan gila?

Sudah pasti rasionalnya adalah Malaysia kekurangan pekerja dan dari aspek pembangunan serta ekonomi. Wajar atau tidak, isu membawa masuk 1.5 juta Bangladesh boleh didebat tujuh hari tujuh malam.


Pendatang asing yg ada di Malaysia - 5 juta.Tambah lagi 1.5 juta. Rakyat Malaysia yang dibuang kerja MAS - 7000, Petronas (bakal) - 50,000, 1,000,000 graduan takda kerja, 50,000 rakyat dibuang kerja setiap tahun.. Tahniah Najib dan Zahid! Akhirnya kaum ke-4 paling ramai di Malaysia nanti adalah kaum Bangladesh...
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Tuduhan pertama ada pihak hendak buat duit secara kilat dan tidak sedikit kerana komisyennya yang lumayan. Ada yang mengatakan "perniagaan hamba abdi". Kuotanya diagih-agih kepada penyokong politik yang terdekat dengan pembuat keputusan.

Apa pun isunya apakah kewajaran membawa masuk 1.5 juta Bangladesh? Apakah sejumlah ini diperlukan yang bagi tujuan "forward selling" kuota seperti jual kawasan balak yang belum ditanam.

"This is a joke in the town". Kesan keselamatan dan berbagai implikasi pasti timbul dan cuba bayangkan dengan jumlah yang sudah sedia ada dalam negara sama ada yang datang cara halal atau haram.


Inilah realiti akhirnya nanti...

Kes jenayah tidak sedikit sudah berlaku sebelum ini. Industri memang cenderung ambil pekerja asing kerana gaji murah. Malah dari hotel sehingga warung ambil pekerja asing.

Yang menyedihkan langsung tidak pandai bahasa kebangsaan. Sepatutnya mesti ada sijil boleh bertutur bahasa kebangsaan baru boleh masuk bekerja di Malaysia. Belajar dulu di negara asalnya.

Rakyat tempatan bagaimana? Pengangguran terus meningkat. Kerajaan kena ada dasar yang jelas dan tegas. Baca seterusnya...

Do we really need 1.5m Bangladeshi workers?...

Non-governmental organisations (NGO) that protect migrants have once again questioned the need to bring in 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers into Malaysia.

Commenting on the Bangladesh cabinet’s approval of a draft deal between Bangladesh and Malaysia that will allow 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers into Malaysia, Tenaganita programme director Aegile Fernandez believes that taking these workers was nothing more than corruption taking place.

Instead of taking these workers, Fernandez is of the opinion that the Malaysian government should instead document existing undocumented workers in the country.

“There’s already a large number of undocumented workers. They already have skills, (so) document them,” Fernandez told Malaysiakini.

These workers, she said, had become undocumented due to the 6P and 3P programmes for migrant workers.

“Many undocumented migrants had given money to middlemen,” she added.

The government should therefore rectify these mistakes first before agreeing to bring in more Bangladeshi workers into the country.



“Document them first and then do an analysis on whether there is a need to have more workers,” she said.

The country, said Fernandez, has approximately 5.2 million migrants but only around 2.4 million are documented while the rest continue to remain undocumented.

Bangladeshi cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam was yesterday quoted by news portal bdnews24.com as saying that the memorandum of understanding on the agreement between the countries will be signed within a month.

The workers will enter Malaysia under the G2G (government-to-government) Plus scheme which allows them employment in construction, service, manufacturing and agriculture sectors.

Currently, Bangladeshi workers are only hired in the plantation sector.

Lead to negative implications

Meanwhile, Migrant Care Malaysia country director Alex Ong pointed out that having too many workers might not be as productive to the country’s economy.

This, he said, is apart from creating undesired social ills that will lead to negative implications.

“Malaysia's policy needs a pragmatic approach to engage our economy and not just political rent-seeking justifications,” he said.

Like Fernandez, Ong pointed out how the country still has a high number of undocumented workers.




“Why not let these people have the amnesty and work permit? Do we need another 1.5 million new Bangladeshi workers when the work permits of these undocumented people are not settled yet?”

Ong believes that the best way to get undocumented workers to register and formalise their immigration status is by abolishing the monopoly by cronies.

Pos Malaysia Berhad, Ong pointed out, has the capacity and credibility to conduct the registration, rehiring and repatriation (3P) of these workers.

Pos Malaysia has 742 branches and more than 2,500 counters to serve the public interest, he added.

Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi last year was reported to have said that 1.5 million foreign workers from Bangladesh would be brought to Malaysia in stages in the next three years to meet the needs of employers from numerous sectors.

He, however, denied that the government was trying to profit by bringing in the Bangladeshi workers.- mk


First of all I would like to apologize for this particular post yesterday, as I did not mean to sound very racist in regards to the report of a 'Gang Rape" by Bangladeshi men towards a 13 year old minor in the UK.

I was not and did NOT mean to target a Group of people or ethnicity directly, as a father with a small daughter, I felt so ANGRY that such an incident could happen and the leader manage to run away. It only made me MORE mad that despite our economic down turn with Petronas losing Billions in revenues and so many Oil & Gas companies have already laid-off workers worldwide, our Deputy Prime Minister STILL adamantly plans to bring-in so many of these Foreign Workers despite predictions of a much smaller GDP this year.

Furthermore I am frustrated by the fact that we had such a HIGH number of Tuberculosis recorded last year, the vast majority of them which had been brought-in by the influx of Foreign Workers whereby either their agency or due to corruption, they had managed to FAKE their own medical documents.

Furthermore, most are brought in for 'Cheap/Hard Labour Jobs' which do not require Higher Education when statistics have shown time and over again that more Crimes in every country often are related with lower educational attainment as often with better qualification comes better job openings and opportunities.

Even with local NGO's that have dealt with refugees such and assylum seekers such as "Tenaganita" in the past have had many reports of CORRUPTION from our Immigration involving abuse and mistreatment of Foreign Workers which till today no real action has been taken.

If such problems as these persist within our our CORRUPTED Government, I DOUBT that OUR Local Home Ministry of Royal Malaysian Police Force ( PDRM ) actually will do a 'background' check on any CRIMINAL RECORDS of 1.5MILLION people coming-in now would they?

A matter of fact, I believe this is a question which SHOULD be raised to DPM cum Home Minister: Zahid Hamidi in Parliament.

We DON'T want to bring in any runaway Criminals, Sex Offenders or even Pedophiles into our country.

I think it is time to KNOW whether OUR local Royal Malaysian Police and Immigration is working closely with Foreign Law Enforcement in viewing any Criminal Records to keep such individuals or people from entering our country...

But in addition to that, I am additionally frustrated because of our Government of the day's renown ATTITUDE should anything go wrong, even if it under THEIR responsibility as the Government of the Day, they never truly TAKE any responsibility, nor is anybody or any MINISTER in-charge of a Ministry held accountable, furthermore our Government of the Day led by UMNO/BN has NEVER been known to 'apologise'.- f/bk


Orang Pertama Mati Ditimpa Komet...
Story kat SINI dan SINI   






cheers.

10 February 2016

Hanya 50 ketoi seorang untuk guling Mukhriz...



Ketua Pergerakan Puteri Umno Bahagian Bayan Baru, Pulau Pinang, Aeiza Hassan mendedahkan berlaku sogokan kepada sejumlah Ketua Umno Bahagian dan sayap parti negeri itu bagi menghadiri sidang media tergempar, 20 Januari lalu.

Beliau berkata, salah seorang Ketua Umno Bahagian di Kedah mengaku bahawa Ketua-ketua Bahagian diberi RM50,000 manakala Ketua-ketua Sayap Bahagian pula diberi RM5,000 sebagai saguhati kerana hadir dalam sidang media berkenaan di Hotel Grand Alora, Alor Setar.

Kenyataan Aeiza yang kemudiannya tersebar di media sosial WhatsApp itu menyatakan pemberian sejumlah wang terbabit bagi tujuan menyatakan hilang sokongan kepada Mukhriz yang diketuai Timbalan Pengerusi Umno Kedah, Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.

“Saya tanya apa yang berlaku? Jawab beliau (salah seorang Ketua Umno Bahagian), 'MB (Menteri Besar) kurang memberi'. Tanya saya, 'Kurang apa lagi? Projek? Tender ataupun jawatan GLC Negeri?' Dia hanya menjawab, 'Aeiza tak faham'.

“Tetapi akhirnya beliau mengaku bahawa Ketua-ketua Bahagian diberi RM50K sebagai saguhati kerana hadir ketika PC di Hotel Grand Alora,” ujarnya menceritakan kembali perbualan beliau melalui telefon dengan salah seorang salah seorang Ketua Umno Bahagian terbabit.

Menyifatkan murahnya nilai maruah ketua-ketua bahagian dan sayap Umno di Kedah, Aeiza mempertikaikan tindakan ke atas Mukhriz hanya kerana bekas Menteri Besar ke-11 itu lantang bersuara.

“Mainan politik apakah ini? Gila apakah yang sedang berlaku didalam Umno yang kami sayangi? Siapa boleh menafikan bahawa faktor kemenangan Umno dan BN di Kedah adalah disebabkan seorang anak muda yang bernama Mukhriz Mahathir? Saya tidak memihak mana-mana pihak.



“Cuma sudah terlalu banyak isu, kontroversi, tindakan dan keputusan yang dibuat oleh kepimpinan atasan yang dilihat makin lama makin memakan diri,” tegas Aeiza yang juga Exco Pergerakan Puteri Umno Malaysia itu.

Beliau turut menyelar kepimpinan atasan Umno yang dianggapnya dipekakkan telinga, dibutakan mata dan masih dalam sindrom penafian serta ‘menjaga' pemimpin Bahagian dengan beri habuan semata-mata untuk mengekalkan kuasa.

"Kami bukan pekak. Juga bukan tuli yang hanya terima segala perbuatan kepimpinan atasan. Kami lihat, kami dengar, kami baca, kami berbual, kami timbang, kami bincang, kami rasa dan kami cari jawapan. Tetapi kami tahu, suara kami tidak akan ke mana. Tidak akan didengar,” ujarnya berterus-terang.

Mengulas ‘tempias’ pengunduran Mukriz yang ujarnya turut dirasai di Pulau Pinang, beliau berkata, Umno bukan lagi pilihan anak muda sekiranya Mukhriz turun dari jawatan Menteri Besar.

“Kami terpaksa kerana kami kesal. Bukan Umno ini yang kami mahukan. Kami anak muda yang benar-benar sayangkan Umno. Kepada Umno tempat kami bersandar, bergantung harap,” tambahnya lagi.- malaysiadateline

Roderick Edward Martin, a lawyer representing BSI private banker Yak Yew Chee, leaves the High Court after a hearing on a request by Yak to release money from his bank account which was frozen as part of Singapore's money laundering probe linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), in Singapore February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Yak Yew Chee

Singapore has already begun prosecuting its first 1MDB related case at the Singapore High Court. Malaysia bila lagi...

Court papers have revealed that private banker Yak Yew Chee claimed he earned more than $27 million in salary and bonuses from Swiss bank BSI from 2011 to 2015.

His base annual pay rose from $500,000 in 2011, to $600,000 the following year, and then shot up to $1 million from 2013 onward, reported The Straits Times and Shin Min Daily News.

Mr Yak, who was employed by BSI in 2009, was placed on unpaid leave between May and September last year when the bank began to probe any wrongdoings relating to client accounts.

Mr Yak signed a declaration in April 2015, stating that he did not give or receive any benefits from managing the accounts of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments PJSC and Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho.

The banker appeared to be a star employee for his business successes and contributions till he fell out of favour with the bank, reported The Straits Times.

He was commended for his achievements by the chief executive of the BSI Group, Dr Alfredo Gysi, in a letter dated Dec 12, 2011, and was then given bonuses which saw huge jumps in subsequent years.

He took home bonuses of $649,000 in 2011, and more than $2.5 million the next year. In 2013, his bonus snowballed to nearly $9.6 million and in 2014, it amounted to $10.5 million.

In another set of court papers, the bank's lawyer Drew and Napier reported that it had paid a total of $19.1 million to the banker from 2011 to 2015.

As part of its investigation, BSI had asked Mr Yak repeatedly to go to its office in Suntec City, from August to September last year, but Mr Yak refused to do so until Oct 1, reported The Straits Times.

In a series of 23 e-mails and letters exchanged between Mr Yak and BSI, reproduced in the court papers, Mr Yak stated he did not commit anything wrong.

Instead, he accused the bank of trying to terminate him and deny him of some $8.8 million in unpaid bonus. Continue reading...

Yak Names Eric Tan And Jho Low As Being Under Investigation by Singapore Authorities.
All this is dated today 9th Feb 2016. They really work fast in Singapore. 

There is a jet plane with tail no NR1. Ganesh Sahathevan has been tracking the movements of this plane with tail number NR1 over the past few days. Here is Ganesh Sahathevan :
source : syedsoutsidethebox

Pasai apa dia pi dan balik dari Singapura secara diam2 hangpa pikiaq2 mai lah...



cheers.