27 January 2023

Fuss about HDB system...

Stop being shallow,Malays 
will benefit from HDB system...
 
Opposition leaders were lambasted today for alleging that Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming has a racial agenda to oppress the Malay-Muslim community by emulating Singapore’s Housing and Development Board (HDB) housing plans.

Terengganu Pakatan Harapan chairperson Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad Kamarul said in a statement that such “narrow-minded” and reckless accusations from PAS and Bersatu are belittling efforts by the government to solve housing woes for the B40 and M40 community - most of whom are Malays.

He contended that the Malay community would benefit the most if the HDB housing system is successfully implemented at a lower cost with positive socio-economic factors. “The opposition cannot be prejudiced and make reckless accusations based on racial emotions just because the minister (Nga) is not a Malay and the majority of Singaporeans are not Malays,” he said.

Singapore's HDB Housing...

He also questioned if there were efforts made during former prime ministers Muhyiddin Yassin and Ismail Ismail Sabri Yaakob's administrations to find a solution to this dire problem. “Why are they afraid that the Harapan government could solve this issue – an issue that they did not even want to look into when PN (Perikatan Nasional) ruled?”

During his tenure as local government development deputy minister under former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad-led government, Kamarul said various efforts were carried out by the ministry including introducing a Home Ownership Campaign.

However, Kamarul said they were not fully successful as there were still many from the M40 and B40 community who could not own a house. He said that various housing models in other nations including South Korea, Singapore and other developed countries have been studied for a long time.


Elaborating on the matter, Kamarul said Singapore’s HDB housing system is the most suitable and practical as there are many similarities in the community’s ethnic profile, the weather and the construction system used.

“Singapore's HDB housing system is among the best in the world and is recognised by many countries. HDB has also won many major international awards and its excellence is recognised by western countries and Japan. 

“I am speaking as an architect who had served in the government and often lived in Singapore HDB apartments because I have relatives there. “More than 90 percent of Malays in Singapore have their own homes to live in from a young age,” he said.

He added that among the facilities provided by the neighbouring country’s HDB are health clinics, hairdressers, recreational halls, a place to hold receptions (bersanding) for Malay weddings and a place to bathe the body of a deceased.

Therefore, Kamarul said Nga’s plan to consult Singapore’s HDB experts is a positive step to solve long-standing problems for the poor to have a comfortable and affordable place to live. “The time has come to prioritise the importance for the poor to have a place to live.

“For Malaysians to progress, we need politicians who are more mature and progressive, not those who are narrow-minded and negative and who always stir up racist sentiments. "Don’t play racial political issues without thinking about the future of the people who need affordable housing.”

Singapore's HDB Housing...

Previously, PN leaders claimed that Nga is trying to undermine Malay property ownership and demographic spread through housing policies, with some saying it is a violation of the country's safety and sovereignty. This came after Nga revealed that his ministry would be meeting with contractors from Singapore's HDB in order to learn about the nation-state's successful public housing programme.

Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor had also alleged that Nga has a hidden agenda to revive the local government elections by emulating Singapore’s housing plans.

Meanwhile, Nga has repeatedly said that restoring local government elections is not a priority for the people at the moment. He said his ministry is prioritising the people’s livelihood and everyday issues, despite knowing that the “third vote” - after federal and state elections - is part of the democratic process.

“We understand that local government elections reflect democracy. But there are priorities.

“The most important thing for me now is to revive the economy. We have to also ensure the roads are level, street lights are bright, toilets are clean and drains are unblocked.

“My work is not going to focus on what I want, but based on what the people want,” Nga said.

Last December, when he clocked in for his minister job for the first time, he also told the media that restoring local council elections will not be the immediate focus of his ministry. - mk

Bawa masuk pakar HDB bukan 
bermakna penjawat awam lemah...

Menteri Pembangunan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Nga Kor Ming menafikan dakwaan bahawa langkah membawa masuk pakar dari Lembaga Perumahan dan Pembangunan (HDB) Singapura dibuat bagi mengisi kelemahan penjawat awam di Malaysia.

Nga sebelum ini mendapat kecaman daripada beberapa pihak yang mendakwa dia mempunyai agenda perkauman untuk menindas masyarakat Melayu-Islam menerusi tindakan membawa pakar tersebut untuk berkongsi kepakaran mengenai program perumahan di Malaysia.

"Tuduhan sesetengah pihak berkepentingan politik bahawa perkongsian pakar perumahan Singapura dibuat bagi mengisi kelemahan penjawat awam Malaysia adalah tidak benar dan berniat jahat. "Jelas sekali tuduhan ini adalah satu tindakan provokasi yang berbaur hasutan,” kata Nga dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Pada 17 Jan lalu, Nga dalam temu bual dengan Astro Awani mengumumkan bahawa kerajaan Singapura telah bersetuju membenarkan kontraktor HDB untuk "memasuki’ Kementerian Pembangunan dan Kerajaan Tempatan bulan depan bagi berkongsi kepakaran mereka.

Ini mendorong ahli majlis tertinggi Bersatu, Faiz Na'aman mendakwa tindakan Nga mengancam kedaulatan negara, manakala Ketua Penerangan Bersatu, Wan Saiful Wan Jan pula memberi amaran bahawa nasib Bumiputera akan berisiko jika model HDB dilaksanakan.

Penyiar percuma Awesome TV melalui program berita perdana Berita 757 melaporkan Perdana Menteri Anwar Ibrahim telah meluluskan rancangan untuk membawa masuk pakar HDB Singapura kerana Malaysia kekurangan pegawai kerajaan yang cekap.


Saluran berita itu berkata kelulusan itu dibuat susulan kenyataan Nga mengenai sesi perkongsian ilmu dengan pakar HDP Singapura.

"Tuduhan sesetengah pihak berkepentingan politik bahawa perkongsian pakar perumahan Singapura dibuat bagi mengisi kelemahan penjawat awam Malaysia adalah tidak benar dan berniat jahat. "Jelas sekali tuduhan ini adalah satu tindakan provokasi yang berbaur hasutan,” kata Nga dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Nga berkata penjawat awam di KPKT sentiasa memberikan khidmat terbaik dengan menghasilkan pelbagai dasar seperti Dasar Perumahan Negara, Dasar Rumah Mampu Milik dan Program-program perumahan holistik untuk rakyat di negara ini sejak merdeka.

"Sehubungan itu, niat untuk menjemput pakar-pakar dari negara luar termasuk Singapura dalam sesi seminar dan bengkel adalah bagi mendapatkan ilmu dan pengetahuan serta berkongsi kepakaran dalam bidang perumahan agar Malaysia dapat bergerak ke hadapan dan relevan dengan perkembangan semasa," katanya.

Nga turut menjelaskan bahawa penglibatan Malaysia dengan HDB Singapura dimulakan sejak tahun 2015. - mk


Nga, you should invite Faiz Na'aman and Wan Saiful to be in charge of the housing for B40 since everything you do is wrong. Give them two months and see what results they can produce. We, the rakyat, too would like to see what they can propose. If they fail, ask them to forever shut their gap! Very annoying when idiots make noise just for the sake of making noise, instead of helping the country. - tembikai

Kalau tak pandai sebab semua subsidi, uitm, takda kemahuan untuk maju sebab semua free, jangan kacau yang lain, yang mahu maju! Singapora has always did the correct things. They also had racism, even now. But to counter all HDB flats are mixed with colours for better integration. Quality of the builds are good. They don't blindly use semua Melayu with low standards due to sogok! - Maimun

Sistem perumahan HDB Singapura ini berjaya kerana tiadanya unsur2 rasuah & pembinaan rumah2 flat & kondo adalah ikut sepsifikasi yang ditetapkan,dengan kemudahan yang lengkap & siap bina ikut jadual. Bukan macam di Malaysia,projek rumah murah,PPRT di bina tak ikut speksifikasi,tak ikut jadual,kontraktor2 terdiri daripada kroni2 & pemilik2 rata2 kroni UMNO yang berada. Lepas tu depa sewa kepada golongan Indon & Bangla.- ts

Orang tak bersih benci kebersihan HDB. - save our currency

Pakai kopiah sambil kira duit nak beli surga...


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24 January 2023

A bribe is a bribe,regardless of how one chose to describe it...


 
PAS leader Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang drew more flak following his comments that “electoral bribes” are actually “charity”. This time, it is the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki who said he will investigate any form of bribery based on the law.

Azam added a bribe was a bribe, regardless of how one chose to describe it, as the law clearly defined what constituted vote buying.

“Section 10(a) of the Elections Offences Act 1954 is very clear, and whatever layman terms used to defend an argument are mere personal interpretations. “Name it ‘sedekah’ (almsgiving) or ‘contribution’, the law deems it a bribe paid to voters, regardless of whether the voters solicit it or not,” The Star reported him as saying.

Hadi has been under fire since last week after he tried to defend the actions of apparent PAS members who gave cash to potential voters, urging them to take an oath that they would vote for PAS if they agreed to take the cash handout.


A video (above) of a man giving out money to various members of the public while wearing a skull cap went viral on Facebook and Twitter. He is heard instructing the recipients of the money that they should vote PAS after receiving the money, leading some to speculate that he was a member or supporter of the PAS.

Section 10(a) of the Elections Offences Act 1954 pertains to acts of bribery committed before, during, and after elections, directly or indirectly, by a candidate himself or by a representative on his behalf.

MACC will probably start its investigations based on petitions filed by Terengganu UMNO to nullify the results of the 15th General Election (GE15) in three constituencies in the east coast state.

Akhirnya turun dalil Marang Krapu Marang Sepunden. Agama ini nilainya dah jadi barangan ‘bundle’.Dulu ada puak tu rasuah dikatakan komisen dan sekarang rasuah dikatakan sedekah. Kalau gitu tutup sajalah SPRM . - Norman Radzuan

UMNO veteran Secretary General Datuk Mustapha Yaakub chastised the PAS leader for labelling money given to the public during an election campaign as “charity.” Describing Hadi’s latest statement as not surprising, Mustapha said the PAS president may have found an argument to legitimise handing money to voters.

Last night, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim slammed those who justified cash handouts during elections by calling them donations, calling them a form of corruption.

While he did not name anyone, his remarks followed a recent statement by the PAS president in response to Terengganu UMNO’s petition to annul the results of the GE15 in three constituencies in the east coast state. — focusmalaysia

Azam Baki kata sedekah atau 
sumbangan,rasuah tetap rasuah!...

Azam Baki kata sedekah atau sumbangan, rasuah tetap rasuah! – Hadi bakal dikenakan tindakan?. Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) akan menyiasat apa sahaja bentuk rasuah berdasarkan peruntukan undang-undang, bukannya tertakluk kepada pemahaman peribadi, kata ketua pesuruhjayanya, Azam Baki.

Beliau berkata, rasuah adalah rasuah, tidak kira bagaimana seseorang itu memilih untuk menggambarkannya kerana undang-undang jelas mentakrifkan apa yang dimaksudkan dengan pembelian undi.


“Seksyen 10(a) Akta Kesalahan Pilihan Raya 1954 adalah sangat jelas dan apa jua istilah awam digunakan mempertahankan hujah adalah tafsiran peribadi semata-mata.

“Sama ada ia ‘sedekah’ atau ‘sumbangan’, undang-undang menganggapnya sebagai rasuah yang dibayar kepada pengundi, tidak kira sama ada pengundi memintanya atau tidak,” katanya memetik laporan The Star.

Seksyen 10(a) akta berkenaan dengan perbuatan rasuah sebelum, semasa dan selepas pilihan raya, dilakukan secara langsung atau tidak langsung oleh calon sendiri atau oleh wakil bagi pihaknya.


Komen Azam itu susulan kenyataan Presiden PAS Abdul Hadi Awang, baru-baru ini, terhadap petisyen difailkan Umno Terengganu bagi membatalkan keputusan PRU15 di tiga kawasan Parlimen di negeri Pantai Timur itu.

Hadi berkata, mereka yang dirakam dalam video menyerahkan wang tunai kepada pengundi hanyalah melakukan kerja amal. Ahli Parlimen Marang itu, berkata undang-undang pilihan raya menetapkan hanya calon dan ejen mereka dilarang memberi wang tunai.

Komen beliau mengundang kritikan pelbagai pihak kerana Akta Kesalahan Pilihan Raya 1954 jelas melarang perbuatan terbabit. - gemilangdaily



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19 January 2023

MCA cannot be trusted...

Why the Chinese traitor should not be 
given any seats in upcoming state elections...

Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) hopes it could be allocated some Chinese-majority seats in the coming state elections. Three states under the administration of Pakatan Harapan – Selangor, Penang, and Negeri Sembilan – as well as another 3 states ruled by opposition PAS Islamist party namely Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu will hold state elections this year.

But MCA has a huge problem. Nobody, not even its political master – the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) – wants to give any seats to the party that no longer commands any support and respect from the community that it supposedly represents. Worse, MCA made the biggest mistake when it foolishly demanded UMNO president Zahid Hamidi to resign.

MCA president Wee Ka Siong, arguably the biggest fool in the history of the political party, has bet the wrong horse when it hastily joined a 10-member rebellious group led by UMNO traitor Hishammuddin Hussein in supporting rival Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin as prime minister following the 15th General Election that produced a hung Parliament.

Muhyiddin Yassin had tried to scam the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) by claiming that he possessed 115 SDs (statutory declarations) supporting him as the prime minister, the same trick he used to cheat his way to become the 8th Prime Minister with just 108 SDs back in February 2020. This round, his dubious claim was rejected flatly by the Palace. He only has the support of 84 MPs.

Not only Wee Ka Siong had wrongly bet that Muhyiddin would become the next prime minister, the MCA president also wrongly bet that UMNO president Zahid could lose power soon. Today, Muhyiddin could be charged for corruption, money laundering and criminal breach of trust (CBT) linked to Covid-19 stimulus programmes, while Zahid has won UMNO presidency uncontested.

If there’s an award for the dumbest politician of the year, Wee could easily win the contest. He should not have offended Zahid by fiercely calling for his resignation, even if he was merely hedging his bet by supporting Muhyiddin. He should have kept his big mouth shut instead of barking like a mad dog demanding for the UMNO president’s head. He stupidly burned all the bridges.


Now, Wee Ka Siong is shamelessly sucking up to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim with an invitation to MCA’s Chinese New Year open house. It would be Anwar’s first attendance to the MCA’s headquarters since he was sacked by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in 1998. Wee hopes the premier would be flattered when showered with praises during the festival.

However, even if the Pakatan Harapan leader somehow could be intoxicated with praises from apple-polisher MCA, why should DAP surrender even a single seat for its bitter rival? Anwar should realize that DAP has sacrificed tremendously to enable him to become the 10th Prime Minister. DAP was given only 4 ministerial positions, although the party won a whopping 40 parliamentary seats.

Anwar Ibrahim’s party, PKR (People’s Justice Party), gets the lion’s share – 8 strategic ministries despite winning only 31 seats. UMNO was given 6 important ministries despite winning only 26 seats. Even Sarawak-based GPS with only 23 seats gets a staggering 5 ministers. While DAP willingly sacrificed to keep UMNO-Malay happy, it has no reason to sacrifice for MCA.

If PKR leadership feels there is a need to keep MCA happy in the name of unity government, it can always sacrifice its own seats. So far, Amanah, one of four component parties of Pakatan Harapan, has expressed the desire to defend all the 40 state seats in Selangor the coalition won in the 2018 General Election – even if there’s an alliance with UMNO-led Barisan Nasional coalition.

Pakatan Harapan, originally won 51 seats in 2018 national polls, saw its seats reduced to 40 after the infamous “Sheraton Move”, the political coup which ended Pakatan government in just 22 months after traitor Muhyiddin withdrew the support of his party Bersatu (Malaysian United Indigenous Party). Bersatu is determined to not only defend its existing 6 seats, but to capture Selangor together with PAS.

Now that Pakatan and Barisan are governing partners in the federal government, UMNO is expected to extract as many Malay-majority seats as possible in all the three states ruled by Pakatan Harapan. Assuming Pakatan is contended to defend its existing 40 seats in Selangor, it means Barisan will fight directly with Perikatan Nasional for the remaining 16 seats.


But it’s impossible that Anwar’s own party will give away state constituency like Bukit Antarabangsa, which former PKR deputy president Azmin Ali won under PKR ticket in 2018 before the traitor defected to Bersatu. If Pakatan Harapan insists to contest all the 47 seats it won in the 2018 general election before it was betrayed, UMNO would be left with 9 seats in Selangor.

In 2018, both Barisan and Bersatu won 4 seats each, while PAS grabbed 1 seat. This means UMNO is lucky if it could even defend its existing seats. Based on the recent 2022 General Election results, which saw the Malay nationalist party losing spectacularly, it’s likely it could be wiped out in Selangor if goes solo. Like it or not, UMNO has little bargaining power in seat negotiations with new ally Pakatan Harapan.

To make things complicated, Amanah would claim the same Malay-majority seats as UMNO. Negotiations could get even more complicated and hostile if UMNO gets greedy and starts demanding a swap of winnable seats from Pakatan. It might even ask PM Anwar to instruct DAP to give away some easy seats to its lapdogs MCA or MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress).

MCA has already thrown tantrums, warning that it must be allocated seats in Selangor, the crown jewel of Pakatan Harapan, otherwise it might go solo. The question is whether UMNO will sacrifice its strongholds in Malay-majority seats for MCA after all the insults Wee had thrown at Zahid. If even the UMNO president has no plan to entertain MCA’s request, why should DAP care at all?

It would be even harder for DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke to justify to his grassroots, what more 90% Chinese voters who hate MCA, as to why Chinese-majority seats should be given to the party that has betrayed the Chinese community. In fact, DAP could be punished by its own Chinese supporters if winnable seats are easily surrendered to MCA – a traitor to the ethnic Chinese.

Yes, it’s already bad for DAP supporters to support UMNO, its traditional enemy who had been using racial and religious cards to demonize the Chinese-dominated party as chauvinist, anti-Islam, anti-Malay, anti-Monarch and whatnot. It will be worse if DAP supporters are told to vote for MCA, the party that had signed statutory declarations in support of traitor Muhyiddin Yassin as PM.


The supporters of Pakatan Harapan, comprising PKR, DAP, Amanah and UPKO, might reluctantly vote for UMNO out of necessity to prevent racist bigot Muhyiddin and religious extremist Hadi Awang from taking over the country. But they definitely will not vote for either MCA or MIC, not after what the component parties of Barisan Nasional had done that almost plunge the country into a Taliban state.

Besides, why should Pakatan Harapan allocate more seats to Barisan Nasional in Selangor, or other states like Penang and Negeri Sembilan for that matter, when the same Barisan greedily refuses to welcome Pakatan as governing partner in Johor? More importantly, why surrender any seats to MCA, knowing it is ready to jump ships to Perikatan Nasional when an opportunity arises?

Sure, to defeat Perikatan Nasional, both Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional must work together – leveraging on 90% of Chinese support commanded by DAP and 30% of Malay support enjoyed by UMNO. Still, it’s unclear if UMNO could rally its Malay voters to support Pakatan Harapan, even though Chinese voters have basically no problem voting for UMNO.
DAP and UMNO Cooperation

It’s worth noting that in the past, between independence in 1957 to at least till 2008, Chinese had been voting for Barisan Nasional specifically through MCA. But UMNO-Malays had never voted for DAP in their entire life due to decades of brainwashing started by Mahathir, who used the divide-and-rule strategy to stay in power, and eventually backfired when their own supporters voted neither UMNO nor Pakatan.

Either way, MCA is irrelevant and useless. Its own survival depends entirely on the charity of UMNO to give it safe seats. But UMNO itself is struggling to survive today. The fact that MCA president was not given any portfolio in Anwar’s Cabinet suggests that it would take more than Chinese New Year cookies and lion dance to bribe Pakatan Harapan leaders.

Instead of threatening to go solo if not given any seats to contest, as if it could split or swing massive votes away, the Malaysian Chinese Association should seriously consider not participating at all in the upcoming state elections. This will avoid the party the humiliation of losing deposit. UMNO has yet to prove it is a trustworthy partner of Pakatan Harapan, let alone the treachery MCA. - FT



Fitnah dulu baru mohon maaf...

Seronokkan fitnah main isu perkauman boleh jadi MP, boleh jadi MB, boleh jadi Menteri. Bukan pertama kali golongan ini dlm pelbagai isu memfitnah kemudian memohon maaf. Ya sebagai org Islam kita maafkan tetapi berapa ramai umat Islam terpengaruh, tertipu dan sudah mempercayai kata2 tersebut. 

Tidak mereka ini merasa malu dan takut pada Allah. Bukankah dosa memfitnah itu lebih berat dari membunuh? Oh ya mereka kata minta ampun pada Allah akan diampunkan… dalil tetap ada. 

Tapi ingat jika memfitnah individu demi kesenangan nikmat dunia tidak akn diampunkan selagi individu itu tidak ampunkan. Walaupun saya berpendidikan sekolah Anglo Chinese School faham la juga bab ini.- Norman Radzuan


Time kempen guna isu perkauman dan agama, otak pulak masa tu simpan kat lutut. Itu yang terbawa² sampai lupa yang diri tu mp yang mewakili semua kaum dan agama..-Zainurin Romli

Tak ada maaf bagi puak2 yg segaja jdi kaki fitnah auta @ tak berfakta tu,semua dgn tujuan nak pecah belahkan sesama bangsa tu,kena amik tindakan undang2 gak tu,biar dia tahu langit tu tinggi ke rendah tu nanti - Zarah Safi

Fitnah sudah menjadi amalan bagi golongan2 yang merasakan diri mereka lah sebenarnya islam. Berbagai ciptaan dalil dan dalih untuk menghalalkan perbuatan dan meraih sokongan orang melayu kpd mereka. - Aiman Shaukie



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17 January 2023

UMNO unable to reform as it has not tasted real defeat...

 
The biggest lesson following Umno’s decision to not allow its top two party posts to be challenged in the upcoming party elections – possibly in May – reflects how problematic the party structure is. Political analyst Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk said Umno’s party structure gives a lot of power to the president. It is a culture that has been in place for over 40 years.

“The party president is very powerful. He is able to appoint all the state chiefs. Supreme Council members are also appointed – by the president – into highly coveted positions, including secretary-general and information chief,” said Azeem.

“The party’s decision to not allow any challenges to the president’s, and deputy president’s posts, was anti-climatic. Although there are factions that are unhappy, Ahmad Zahid has clearly emerged victorious.”

Azeem, who is director of Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Centre for Policy Research and International Studies however, said that the simmering dissatisfaction within Umno will not boil over into a full-blown crisis, similar to that in 1987.

The 1987 crisis saw the party being declared unlawful. It also gave birth to a splinter party, Semangat 46. “In the 1987 crisis, Tengku Razaleigh (Hamzah) (who went toe-to-toe with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the party presidency) managed to mount a strong challenge. “What we are seeing today is an anti-climatic verdict,” said Azeem.

He said the argument that the top two posts in Umno should not be contested to preserve its position in Putrajaya, also did not hold water.

“Khairy Jamaluddin (who had openly called for the top two positions in the party to be open for contest) had made it clear that they would continue to support the unity government. “Contest is healthy. At the end of the day, whoever emerges victorious will have legitimacy and the authority. That’s the whole point of having a democratic exercise,” said Azeem.


Azeem added Umno’s inability to reform was because it had not “tasted real defeat”. “Since 2018, Umno has only been out of the government for 22 months. It was part of (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin (Yassin’s) government, and even managed to appoint one of their own (Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) as prime minister. And now, it is part of the ruling government.”

However, Azeem said the upcoming state elections will be an indicator to see if people were still with Umno. Six state elections are scheduled to be held simultaneously in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu, this year.

“This will give us a reading on the pulse on the ground. Regardless if Umno contests solo, or joins forces with PKR or Amanah, it will still have to contest in Malay majority seats.”

“I do not see Umno coming into power in Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah, Selangor, or even Penang. Even in Perak, Umno currently does not hold the majority of seats in the state assembly.

“This ‘extended lifeline’ Umno currently enjoys (being a part of the federal government) has been given to them by Pakatan Harapan. But judging by the number of seats the party currently holds in the Dewan Rakyat (26), Umno could possibly be wiped out in the next general election.

“This is why Umno needs to reform itself. But right now, Umno is like the plague or a virus that will just not go away,” he said. - twentytwo13

GRS 4 survives anti-hopping challenge...

The four Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) MPs accused of party hopping after the 15th general election have reportedly survived a challenge to vacate their seats. Papar MP Armizan Ali - who is one of the four - said they had received a copy of the Dewan Rakyat Speaker Johari Abdul's reply on the matter to Beluran MP Ronald Kiandee.

"I cannot release the content of the email, but all I can say is that there is no need for us to vacate our seats," he was quoted as saying by The Star.

Armizan, Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan (Batu Sapi), Matbali Musah (Sipitang) and Jonathan Yassin (Ranau) were all Bersatu members in the lead-up to GE15. However, despite being aligned with Bersatu-led Perikatan Nasional, GRS ended up supporting Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister.

GRS chief and then Sabah Bersatu chairperson Hajiji Noor subsequently led an exodus out of Bersatu, which raised questions about whether the quartet had violated the anti-hopping law. Under the Federal Constitution, MPs who quit or switch parties have to vacate their seats.

However, the four and other GRS candidates in GE15 claim they had quietly joined the coalition as direct members prior to GE15, and thus triggered a Bersatu party rule sacking those who are members of two parties. - mk



Shahidan Kasim dah mula meroyan...

Seni politik Anwar yg dulu Mujahid alpakan bila dia ditampul kuasa sebagai Menteri Agama. Berkali kali saya menegur Mujahid. Tak susah pun merendah diri tetapi pulangannya lumayan. Pujian melambung kpd PMX dari Mufti utara. 


Sekali Anwar ke Perlis pelbagai cerita dan naratif yg buatkan nama Muhyiddin dan Najib semakin dilupakan. Dulu pimpinan, ahli2 parti, penyokong tapi kini ia merebak kpd kakitangan kerajaan dan rakyat marhaen terpaksa ‘Menahan Diri.’ - Norman Redzuan


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14 January 2023

UMNO fought DAP, yet Malay support for UMNO declined...

 
It took a humiliating defeat in a general election in 2022 for the UMNO warlords to realise that. Their racist politics while they were holding the reins of goverment had finally reached the very bottom of the gutter. 

Yet, what is most surprising is that it took the Malay community, especially the Malay educated elites and the Malay intelligentsia, some 66 years to wake up to the fact that UMNO through its institutionalised racist politics has always been on the  wrong side of history.


As for the current PMX, it took his sacking from UMNO in 1998, for Anwar to  forge a long standing relationship with the NON-Malays in DAP. 

A relationship of mutual trust which finally enabled him to achieve his long-standing ambition to win the highest office in the land, and with it,a general goodwill from all sections of the Malaysian population.


What is remarkable is the DAP leadership, the NON Malay supporters, stood by Anwar all the way, unwavered, through thick and thin, and through Anwar’s  worst moments in his personal life. Anwar realised that, and appreciated the loyalty coming from a different political party.

Time will only tell whether this so-called “ Unity Govt” led by Anwar with the blessings of the Malay Rulers will succeed to cleanse the 50 years of dirty, obscene and divisive racist politics of UMNO.Anwar has only ONE strike to turn this country around. If he fails, get ready for the country going to the dogs. - C.k. Foo

While delegates  overwhelming supported the no contest motion for the sake of party unity, some Umno elders are not buying it. Tengku Razaleigh and Ismail Sabri have spoken out against the motion. Stopping top two posts from being challenged will only drive voters further away. The decision is final . The no contest motion was done in accordance to the party constitution. Only top two posts won’t be contested. The rest incl Vice presidencies will be opened for contests - MelGoh

Held closed doors, Zahid’s closing remarks to delegates at Umno AGM focused on key strategies going forward. Among them incl setting up of a ulama council and an Umno institute to educate youths. Many of those aged 30 and below he said have no affinity with the 77 yr old party. - MelGoh

La...tak balik Malaysia lagikah?...

Istana pun tahu,takkan MB tak tahu kot?...

PM perlu bagi salam masuk Terengganu ke?. Dia Perdana Menteri Malaysia bukan PM Uruguay. Dari segi protokol, MB sambut dia bukan dia pi cari MB,tapi Menteri Besar Terengganu tunjuk besar kepala, langsung tak muncul, exco kerajaan negeri pun tak hadir. 

Setiausaha Negeri tu kau tak nak salahkan pulak? Setiausaha Negeri ada di sana jemput PMX. Macam mana kau kata boleh tak tahu?

Adalah mustahil protokol negeri tak tau kedatangan rasmi PMX sedangkan istana mengatur pertemuan rasmi. Adakah team MB tertidor sampai tak tau PMX mengadap Sultan Terengganu.

Adakah PMX perlu maklum melalui whatsapp dengan MB Terengganu atau melalui FB. Ha3x... Common brader, jangan salahkan prosedur dan protokol,ini alasan karut. - Syed Shah Syed Osman




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12 January 2023

PAS MP gives good publicity to Sunway's CNY alcohol promo...

 
Curtailing the sale of alcohol at a mall days before Chinese New Year is possibly an attempt by PAS to flex its muscles.Or is it a carefully choreographed plan to introduce syariah law by the back door especially after the devastating green wave effect in GE15? Restricting the sale of alcohol may be introduced today, but what will PAS want banned tomorrow? Malaysians, both Malays and non-Malays, abhor the intense scrutiny of their lives.

The PAS MP for Permatang Pauh, Muhammad Fawwaz Mohamad Jan, claimed that the public had complained to him about the promotion and sale of alcoholic beverages at the main lobby area of Sunway Carnival Mall. He “strongly objected” to the promotion and hoped that it would not recur. His desire was to “safeguard Muslim sensitivities” and he reminded Malaysians of the adverse effects of alcohol consumption.

Fawwaz claims to be concerned about Muslim sensitivities. How committed is he? As a Muslim woman, I wonder if he will address the many issues on my list, which as far as I am aware are shared by other Muslims.These sensitive issues include things like child marriages where minors are married off to men who can be as old as their grandfathers.


Men who rape women, including minors, are allowed to marry their victims to avoid being punished, whipped and going to jail. The high rate of divorce among Muslim couples needs resolving. In 2013, it was reported that one Muslim/Malay couple filed for divorce every ten minutes! The breakdown of the family unit has reached a critical state.

Some Muslim men who leave or divorce their wives absolve all responsibility for their children. Few ex-husbands  pay alimony, and fewer still pay for maintenance and upkeep of their children. The rules on polygamy are rarely observed. Many men fail to  ask their first wives permission to marry, but instead scoot-off to southern Thailand to marry.

On their return, they pay the measly fine of RM1,000 to legitimize the marriage. They make a mockery of the sanctity of marriage. Divorced men and polygamist fathers fail to provide a good role model for their sons, some of whom grow up to be feral. The Mat Rempit menace is probably the result of the absence of a father figure in the house to instill discipline and provide a stable loving family environment.

There are many other topics the PAS Permatang Pauh MP could address, but alcohol is an easy bet. Fawwaz mentioned the adverse effects of alcohol consumption, but when will he address drug taking among the Malays, alleged to be highest among the various races? There are probably more traffic deaths from drivers under the influence of drugs than there are from drunk drivers.


Another Malay sensitivity he should address is the high dropout rate among Malay schoolchildren, especially in rural schools where the parents feel education is unnecessary. Will he tackle the issue of corruption among civil servants, and more importantly among politicians? PAS president Hadi Awang’s  reluctance to condemn corruption is like giving the green light to the Malays to readily accept and offer bribes.

Is Fawwaz (above) basking in the glory of being the little-known PAS religious scholar who displaced Anwar Ibrahim’s political dynasty’s decades-long stronghold of Permatang Pauh? Is he also using alcohol, which is freely consumed during Chinese New Year, as a vehicle to propel PAS into the political limelight? There are many other topics he could address, but alcohol is an easy bet.

Perhaps this is his way of being recognized by the party’s central committee members and others in the PAS political hierarchy. By making a big issue of  this CNY promotion, Fawwaz is on a self-promoting political agenda. He is trying to generate greater recognition among PAS leaders so that he can quickly ascend the greasy political ladder.

He is taking advantage of the sales of alcohol in Penang, which is an island that is mostly non-Malay and non-Muslim, to establish himself as someone who is not afraid of a head-on collision with Penang’s DAP MPs. Penang has long been known as a DAP stronghold and its significance is very symbolic. The island is a long established fort for Chinese Malaysian political power.


Nationalist Malays probably feel that Umno-Baru was weak and unable to unseat DAP (and Harapan), but after Fawwaz’s victory in Permatang Pauh, the party probably feels that it has a chance of toppling the DAP powerbase. Before Fawwaz gets carried away, he must realize that Penang is part of multiracial Malaysia. Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman said the nation was set up as a multiracial, multicultural and secular state, with  Islam as its official religion.

What are Fawwaz’s real intentions? Before he or PAS celebrates, they must realize that their actions are seen as trampling on the rights of non-Malays and non-Muslims. Why make life difficult for companies which deal in alcohol? The pandemic destroyed many businesses. The global economic outlook is just as gloomy.

The alcohol and brewing industry, both upstream and downstream, is not just about the scores of thousands employed in the ancillary trades such as bottling and transport companies, or in entertainment and hospitality. The activities will rejuvenate our economy and bring in the much needed revenue for the treasury.

Malays form a huge percentage of the workforce of the various industries that alcohol and brewing supports. Fawwaz should not cut off his nose to spite his face. Policing the sale of alcohol at the mall has nothing to do with religion. Fawwaz should stop dragging alcohol into politics.- Mariam Mokhtar


What if DAP walked into Kelantan and gave ceramahs to the constituents on the ill effects of marrying under aged girls? They can say that they are protecting the rights of the girls to a decent education. Would this be fine with PAS? - PK50001

The Mall Management has not done anything wrong by law. So, don't 'menyibuk' and caused disharmony, problems. Not happy, make Police Report and take civil action if you, Fawwaz feel you got a case. - Aizah

If you don't like to see beer bottles then don't have to go there. If you don't like to drink and party with girls and all those things kafirs do, then don't go for holiday in New Zealand. Simple! DO NOT impose your values on others. Many Arab countries do not have these extreme Islamic rules in their countries. Please grow up PAS.- World Citizen

Why don't you learn from us how to be more tolerant. Also, learn to move on and don't cause trouble for others. - Donttokkok

Wonder if there is any forthcoming friendly advice on Thaipusam? - Kak Molly

“Bukan tanggungjawab Ahli Parlimen campur tangan dalam urusan shopping mall"- Oh Teong Keong,Timbalan Presiden Gerakan(PN)



Tuduhan rasuah RM 92.5b Din kecut perut...

Adakah berlaku penyelewengan dana perangsang penyelengaraan Covid-19 semasa Ahli Parlimen Pagoh Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin menjawat jawatan Perdana Menteri? Saya tidak pasti. Mungkin ya dan mungkin juga tidak, wallahua’lam beeshawab.

Tetapi yang jelas selepas YAB PM Kerajaan Perpaduan merangkap Menteri Kewangan mendedahkan wujudnya perlanggaran serius prosedur kewangan dalam isu penyelenggaran dana tersebut, kini isu tersebut sedang disiasat oleh SPRM.

Media melaporkan jumlah wang yang diperuntukkan untuk tujuan dana perangsang itu adalah berjumlah RM 530 bilion. Daripada jumlah RM 530 bilion itu, SPRM menyatakan bahawa RM 92.5 bilion ialah dana awam atau Kerajaan- ya wang rakyat! Manakala jumlah RM 437.5 bilion bukan dari dana awam.Kini SPRM dikatakan menumpukan penyiasatan mereka kepada jumlah RM 92.5 bilion tersebut.


Untuk rekod, semasa kerajaan tebuk atap – yang ditubuhkan selepas Langkah Sheraton- mereka umum lapan pakej perangsang berjumlah RM 530 bilion. Ia berlaku pada tahun 2020 dan 2021. Untuk rekod juga, Mahiaddin menjawat jawatan Perdana Menteri kerajaan tebuk atap dari Mac 2020 hingga Ogos 2021.

Selain daripada penyuntikan fiskal secara langsung, dana perangsang itu juga datang melalui Danajamin dan beberapa skim jaminan sebanyak RM 80 bilion. RM 210 bilion pula datang daripada moratorium pinjaman dan RM 110 bilion pula daripada beberapa pengeluaran wang KWSP.

Difahamkan Mahiaddin dan beberapa mantan menteri di era kerajaan tebuk atap akan dipanggil oleh SPRM. Isu ini menjadi semakin panas kerana dikatakan ada mantan pegawai tinggi Kementerian Kewangan yang diberitakan telah diminta bercuti.


Dan isu ini menjadi semakin panas apabila SPRM menyerbu 8 agensi Kerajaan dan 9 syarikat yang dikatakan ada kaitan dengan isu dakwaaan penyelewengan dana rangsangan tersebut. Dikatakan lapan agensi Kerajaan itu menerima ” peruntukan besar” daripada pakej rangsangan tersebut.

Isu ini menjadi lebih panas dan “juicy” dalam masa yang sama apabila SPRM telah menahan seorang ketua pegawai eksekutif (CEO) syarikat yang dikatakan memainkan peranan sebagai orang tengah untuk membroker pakej ransangan tersebut baru-baru ini.

Di media sosial, heboh cerita yang mendakwa CEO yang ditahan itu dikatakan adalah orang kanan YB Pagoh dan dia juga dikatakan adalah pemimpin parti Bersatu di satu bahagian di Kuala Lumpur.

CEO itu juga didakwa adalah sepupu kepada menantu YB Pagoh – yang juga didakwa terlibat dengan beberapa skandal. Untuk berlaku adil kepada mereka semua, semua perkara yang di atas masih berstatus dakwaan sahaja. - Hanipah Maidin

Story kat SINI dan SINI...

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09 January 2023

Muhyiddin’s right-hand man arrested...

 How the ex-PM solicited RM4.5 billion bribes 
in RM92.5 billion covid19 stimulus scandal...

Why was Muhyiddin Yassin so power-crazy that he willingly betrayed friends and allies in Pakatan Harapan, leading to the collapse of the democratically-elected government after just 22 months? Why was he so obsessed with power that he didn’t mind being laughed as the first backdoor prime minister? Why was he so daringly ignored multiple royal decrees, just to cling to power during his 17-month regime?

Why was the former premier so afraid of sharing power with Pakatan Harapan leader Anwar Ibrahim despite a royal decree by the King to form a unity government following the 15th General Election that produced a hung Parliament? More importantly, why is Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional still desperately and shamelessly wants to snatch power through backdoor again?

All the answer can be found after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested a chief executive officer of a private company on Thursday (Jan 5) night. The 42-year-old man was detained over his role as “middleman” in brokering government projects related to Covid-19 stimulus packages worth RM92.5 billion (US$21 billion) in exchange for bribes.

The suspect – Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad – turns out to be Muhyiddin’s right-hand man. A former chief executive of Maju Assets Sdn Bhd, Adam is also Segambut divisional leader of Muhyiddin’s political party – Bersatu (Malaysian United Indigenous Party). The best part is Adam is the cousin of Muhyiddin’s son-in-law, Muhamad Adlan Berhan, who in turn was involved in several scandals.

Adlan married to Muhyiddin’s daughter, Nabilah, who is a shareholder of Agathistwo Jia Sdn Bhd, a company involved in the scandalous RM1.2 billion NIIS (National Integrated Immigration System) concession. The NIIS was hatched by Muhyiddin (then-Home Minister under the Pakatan Harapan government) after cancelling its predecessor Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional (SKIN).

Muhamad Adlan was also linked to 1BestariNet, a 15-year project worth RM4.47 billion introduced by then-Education Minister Muhyiddin in March 2011 to provide 4G broadband connectivity and virtual learning environment (VLE) to 10,000 government schools nationwide. However, the “failed project”, awarded to YTL Communications, has been plagued with slow internet access and problematic Frog VLE, which could easily be replaced with Google Classroom.

Adam Radlan – Cousin To Muhyiddin Son-in-Law

Adam Radlan’s involvement in Muhyiddin’s web of cronyism, nepotism and corruption was exposed after Muhyiddin-led Perikatan Nasional coalition failed to form a government post 15th General Election. And this is precisely why the former backdoor prime minister desperately wanted to return to power by hook or by crook – to “cover up” the skeleton in the closet.

So, how did Mr Mahiaddin (Muhyiddin) become billionaire during his 17-month short stint as 8th Prime Minister? From the beginning, he saw the golden opportunity to make tons of money from the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlike his former boss Najib Razak, he did not need a complicated project like 1MDB to steal and plunder the national coffers. He just needed to rule with absolute power under a State of Emergency.

It was Muhyiddin himself who bragged in April 2021 that the Perikatan Nasional backdoor government under his leadership has splashed more than RM600 billion (RM340 billion in economic stimulus packages and RM322.5 billion for the 2021 Budget to fight the Covid-19 pandemic). The scam was to boastfully create a narrative that massive of funds were used to help people and rescue the economy.

But when opposition Pakatan Harapan return to power after the Nov 2022 national election, all his lies and corruptions are exposed. Newly crowned PM Anwar revealed at a media conference on Dec 5 last year that the Finance Ministry had informed that there had been several breaches involving the Covid-19 funds. Panicked, Muhyiddin screamed that he did not steal any money.

Suddenly, Muhyiddin admits there was no such thing as RM600 billion, contradicting his previous claims. He said it was only RM530 billion. Even then, he played down the numbers. Spilling the beans, he said his administration had only spent RM83 billion in fiscal injections. This means Muhyiddin’s government did not actually help the people to the tune of RM530 billion as shamelessly trumpeted.

However, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed it will now focus its investigation on the RM92.5 billion directly funded by the Muhyiddin regime after it was established that RM437.5 billion was not from the government. Still, the difference between MACC’s RM92.5 billion and Muhyiddin’s RM83 billion means about RM10 billion might have gone “missing”.

But there are already problems with the dubious spending of RM92.5 billion funds. Unlike Najib’s 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, Muhyiddin used traditional low-tech tactic to enrich himself and his families. Adam Radlan was sent out as his representative to connect contractors with high-ranking government officials before projects were distributed.
 

After the MACC raided 8 government agencies and 9 companies in December 2022 as part of its investigation into the suspected misappropriation of RM92.5 billion by the Perikatan Nasional government during its 33-month rule, it was found that at least 5 middlemen of several companies were involved in obtaining projects worth between RM50 million and RM500 million through direct negotiations.

Contractors who have been questioned by the anti-graft agency admitted that they agreed to pay a commission of 3% to 5% to secure projects from those middlemen. But the fact that only Adam was arrested so far suggests that the Muhyiddin’s proxy could be the key man on top of the food chain. It would be interesting to see if other middlemen would turn witness against the corrupt ex-PM.

The commission means more than RM4.5 billion had been paid to Adam and his band of middlemen, who clearly collected the bribes on behalf of Muhyiddin between 2020 and 2022. But get your popcorn because the fun has just begun. About 90% of the projects obtained via direct negotiations had not been executed as no acceptance letters (P.O. or Purchase Order) were issued. What does this mean?

This means about RM4 billion had already been paid by contractors to Muhyiddin and his gang of crooks, but all the 90% projects cannot take off. The dirty money had been deposited into the account of a political party, believed to be Bersatu. Hence, Muhyiddin is in deep shit as the furious contractors might turn witness, not to mention the money trail leading to his party.

Perikatan Nasional, comprising mainly Bersatu and PAS Islamist party, had bet the wrong horse. It thought at worst case scenario, the same Malay-centric political parties – UMNO, Bersatu and PAS – would form a government again after election, the same way they did in March 2020 (Muhyiddin became the 8th Prime Minister) and in August 2021 (Ismail Sabri elevated as the 9th Prime Minister).

The contractors similarly had bet the wrong horse that Perikatan Nasional would be part of the federal government. Now, not only they won’t get the projects, the money they had paid disguised as “political funding” to Muhyiddin to fund his lavish election campaign, including buying Malay votes at RM350 per pop, have gone up in smoke. Muhyiddin has already pocketed RM4 billion – in offshore accounts.


While 3%-5% commission was solicited for Muhyiddin, the middlemen and government officials demanded at least RM200,000 for themselves just to grant a meeting with every contractor – “without guarantee” that they will get projects linked to the RM92.5 billion stimulus programmes. This is how everyone benefited from the gravy train during the backdoor regime.

A good example that leakages occurred was the RM7 billion contracts approved under the RM15 billion flood mitigation project that were awarded through direct negotiations (in exchange for kickbacks) to dubious companies like Mangkubumi Sdn Bhd. Exactly how could Mangkubumi won the deal when it has been involved in a court case for illegal money laundering as much as RM139 million?

Adam Radlan, who has since disabled his Instagram, is also a council member of the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf Foundation. Without Muhyiddin’s protection, he was dressed in the MACC’s iconic orange suit and will be charged under Section 16(a) of the MACC Act 2009, which provides imprisonment for up to 20 years and a fine of up to 5 times the amount of the bribe, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

When Muhyiddin claimed that he was not afraid to be investigated, he lied. He was incredibly terrified, but as usual, trying to play poker with the new premier. Thinking PM Anwar was bluffing, he has even challenged the prime minister to prove it. The PM warned Muhyiddin not to challenge him as he has all the files and evidence. A month later, Muhyiddin son-in-law’s cousin has been nabbed.

The new unity government has not even started exposing how Muhyiddin obtained proceeds from gambling companies to help finance the 15th General Election campaign. Under Muhyiddin government, special lottery draws were increased from 8 to 22, despite the anti-gambling stance of Islamist party Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), which is part of the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition.

The special draws, designed to boost the government’s revenue, contributed RM80 million in extra revenue for the government in 1999 (the year it was first introduced during the premiership of Mahathir). Revenue reached as high as RM238 million in 2017, and averaged RM200 million a year in recent years – money that enabled Bersatu and PAS spent lavishly.

Another dumb person who kept shooting his own foot is former finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz. Trying to protect his former boss, he said there was nothing suspicious in the Perikatan Nasional-led government’s management of funds when it was in power. The clueless and incompetent Zafrul might have signed some documents that could come back to haunt him. - FT


Cousin of  Muhyiddin's son-in-law 
remanded by MACC...

The MACC requested a 5-day remand for the CEO of Maju Assets Sdn Bhd for investigation because he is suspected of being the middleman in the direct negotiation project of the Perikatan Nasional era.

Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad is also the cousin of Muhyiddin Yasin's son-in-law who became prime minister in the Perikatan Nasional era, Muhamad Adlan Berhan.


Adlan Berhan was previously associated with Projek Bestari.net. He is also linked to the RM1.16 billion immigration system direct negotiation project through the company Iris Information Technology (Iris) and S5 Holdings Incorporation (S5). S5 Holdings Incorporation (S5) is a security services company.

76.38% of its shares are held by S7 Holdings Sdn Bhd, Merrington Assets Ltd (10%), MyEG Capital Sdn Bhd (10%) and Avocat Sdn Bhd (3.62%). Adlan Berhan is a shareholder of Avocat Sdn Bhd.
 
MACC also opened several investigation papers against at least five individuals.They are believed to be the masterminds or middlemen for several companies to obtain projects worth between RM50 million to RM500 million through direct negotiations. - hakim bao




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