19 November 2012

Khalid Ibrahim - Bas PKR RM650,000 tu saya beli, tapi bas BN/UMNO tu sapa sponsornya...

Menteri besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim menjelaskan bahawa bas yang digunakan dalam Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat PKR dibeli beliau pada harga RM650 ribu dan dibayar secara ansuran bulanan sebanyak RM10,833.

Berucap dalam satu sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri hari ini, Khalid berkata bas itu dibeli dengan wangnya sendiri.

Beliau turut mengalu-alukan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) untuk menyiasat pembelian tersebut untuk mempelajari bagaimana beliau menguruskan kewangan peribadinya dengan baik.

"Ia pembelian persendirian... Saya telah menggalakkan SPRM untuk membuat kajian dan diberikan dokumen-dokumen supaya mereka dapat melihat bagaimana tata kelola yang baik dari segi pengurusan kewangan negeri dan pengurusan kewangan persendirian," katanya.

Beliau mengulas isu berkenaan yang dibangkitkan ketua pembangkang, Datuk Mohamad Satim Diman yang menyoal sama ada bas itu juga didaftarkan di atas nama Khalid sendiri.

"Ia didaftarkan atas nama Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim dan lesennya pun dibagi oleh JPJ," jawab Khalid berjenaka disambut ketawa kecil sebahagain ahli dewan undangan negeri.

Bas yang memaparkan wajah ketua pembangkang itu menjadi sasaran serangan batu dan juga cat merah sewaktu digunakan PKR dalam program jelajah ke negeri tertentu baru-baru ini.-malaysiakini


Bas PKR(atas) dibeli sendiri oleh Khalid tapi bas BN(bawah) ini pula dibeli oleh Najib atau diderma oleh kroni2 UMNO? Hangpa faham2 mai saja le, sapa tak kenai UMNO dulu,kini dan selama2nya...

PKR bus paid from my own pocket, says Khalid...

Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim denied any misconduct in the acquisition of the PKR campaign bus costing RM650,000 saying he paid for it out of his own pocket.

Speaking at the state assembly today, Khalid said he is paying through monthly instalments and that he could afford it due to prudent management of his personal finances.

“I bought (the bus) myself. I encourage the MACC to investigate, and I have given them all the documents so they can see for themselves good financial management practices both in managing the state and my own personal finances,” he said.

State opposition leader Satim Diman then rose to ask if the bus was registered under Khalid’s name.

“It is registered under the name Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim and the license was issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ),” the MB answered to chuckles from the state assemblypersons in the hall.

PKR launched its campaign bus Jelajah Merdeka in August to take its election message nationwide.

The bus was vandalised on its maiden trip to Kota Bharu.

Shortly after in October several pro-government groups led by Gagasan Anti-Penyelewengan Selangor (Gaps) lodged a report with the MACC over the bus' purchase.

According to news reports, Gaps claimed that the bus had been  purchased from a factory that was also supplying compactor lorries to the state government without open tender.

Gaps president Hamidzun Khairuddin also claimed that Khalid was in debt and had defaulted on a loan from Bank Islam.- malaysiakini

Changeagent - MB Khalid, you have clearly missed the point. BN are not accusing you of corruption. They know you are too honest and transparent to misappropriate public funds for your own personal gain. Instead, they just cannot understand why the sitting MB of the richest state in Malaysia would buy a bus using his own funds. You see, their little brains can only understand using government funds to buy multi-million ringgit condominiums, Balinese mansions, luxury cars, US$24 million rings, RM1 million wedding ceremonies, expensive holidays and designer bags for their personal use. What you have done instead is too drastic a paradigm shift and perplexing for them to understand.

maju - Tak malu ka satim ? you and all the umno cronies are way behind Khalid/PKR la . Balik la kampung tanah jagung

I would rather request Gaps to question those UMNO leaders and their families who own Porsche, Lamborghini, BMWs, Mercedes and lately even a Hummer vehicle. Nazri Aziz admitted this, and why is Gaps so silent on this? Gaps should urge MACC to investigate on these UMNO leaders instead.

Hisham ducks, Najib hides...

Just when we thought that the nation could not sink any lower, the police gang-rape proves otherwise. How incompetent do Malaysian ministers and departmental heads have to be before they can be fired? Despite the many scandals involving politicians, top civil servants, VVIPs and Umno cronies, these people appear to be indestructible.

indonesian maid domestic workersThe Indonesian workers in Malaysia have left their homes and made sacrifices, to improve the lives of their families. They cook, clean and care for our children and aged parents. 
They man our shops, run our market stalls and provide cheap labour in factories and construction sites. They guard our business premises and gated communities, and they are not averse to working in the plantations.

The workers form the backbone of many of our industries and some claim they depress our wages and ‘take’ our jobs, because they are willing to work hard for less money.

If they decided to down tools, a working Malaysian mother might be forced to stay at home. Many industries and businesses would reach for the panic button, and foreign investment would wane. 

Our government wants to prevent the Indonesian government from restricting the flow of workers to Malaysia. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman was right to be concerned.

The alleged gang-rape of the Indonesian woman by Malaysian policemen is a new low in Malaysian society, but why are the pro-Umno and extremist NGOs, as well as the Muslim ulamas, silent in the condemnation of this crime?

In most civilised countries, groups of people would be showing solidarity with the victim and peaceful protests would be organised.

NONEAngry Indonesians have demonstrated outside the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta, but few Malaysians have signalled their abhorrence of the crime or lack of confidence in the authorities.

Our cabinet places great importance on image and it would shock them if both Malaysians and Indonesians should march through Kuala Lumpur, assemble in front of Bukit Aman or the home minister’s office and demand the resignations of both the inspector-general of police (IGP) and the home minister.

The impact of such protests, if these were also organised outside Malaysian high commissions or embassies in cities around the world, would strike fear in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Pathetic response

Are these NGOs silent because the rape involves a migrant worker? Are they in shock because bumiputeras were responsible and so, shattered the myth of Ketuanan Melayu?

The response of Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to the allegations has been a pathetic “What else can we do....?”

hishammuddin hussein BN Youth Job Fair 2012 at PWTCHishammuddin’s (left in photo) remark shows the simplicity of the workings of his mind. That he does not understand the severity of the situation is without doubt. That he feels he is not responsible for the conduct of the police force is also indisputable. That he has been promoted well beyond his capabilities is obvious. Hishammuddin appears to have clung onto the literal meaning of “Home” minister and not realise the enormity of his portfolio.

Despite repeated calls for his resignation, Hishammuddin says that he will not be removed as minister. The CIA director David Petraeus resigned over an affair. The BBC director-general, George Entwistle, resigned over shoddy journalistic work. Hishammuddin’s intransigence renders meaningless the prime minister’s slogan,“People First, Performance Now”.

Ever anxious to stamp his mark in the international arena, Najib, who is currently in Phnom Penh for the 21st Asean summit conference, has left instructions that an emergency motion be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat to condemn the attack by the Israelis on the Palestinians in Gaza.

Najib appears to focus more on foreign affairs and neglects what is happening at home. To date, he has not condemned the police gang-rape. Presumably, he left that task to the women, family and community development minister. Perhaps, he has forgotten that he is the de facto women’s minister.

NONEFormer women’s minister, Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (right), infamous for her role in the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandal, in which her family fraudulently used RM250 million of taxpayer’s money, said: “As Wanita BN, we view the issue of violence against women very seriously, and we would like the police to expedite investigations (regarding violence against women) and leave no stone unturned”.

She also said, “All forms of violence against women are totally unacceptable in this country, and we must give the correct signal.”

Shahrizat has certainly given the wrong signals. When the Penan women were raped in 2008, her ministry dragged their feet in the investigation. Why did she not show similar vigour to defend the Penan women and seek justice for them? Is she trying to portray herself in a good light, in the run-up to the 13th general election (GE13)?

If Shahrizat believes in the “correct signals”, does Najib’s silence show his lack of sensitivity to women’s issues? Shahrizat did not resign as a minister, nor was she dismissed; she left after her term as senator expired. Is this another sign of Najib’s weakness as a leader?

Last August, Hishammuddin said he would review programmes such as Rakan Cop, MyDistress, Talian Nur, Rukun Tetangga and the Voluntary Patrolling Scheme, to eliminate the ineffective ones in tackling crime. He also criticised the public for their lack of cooperation in fighting crime.

Procedures have to be reviewed

Has anyone told Hishammuddin that policing in Malaysia is flawed and that police procedures have to be reviewed?

In the recent rape case, we have ignored other pertinent details. Why was the taxi-driver handcuffed? What was his crime? Were procedures with respect to arrest and questioning adhered to? Why are interrogation rooms not visible to other policemen? Too many deaths in police custody have happened. How many other rapes involving policemen go unreported? What process is available for “good” cops to report on bad practices without jeopardising their careers?

Will we ever see the photos of the three policemen who allegedly raped the Indonesian woman, or will their faces be kept hidden from the rakyat, like the other policemen who were ordered to murder Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu?

Hishammuddin ducks questions about the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), police morale and indiscipline. Najib only appears when there are new slogans and initiatives to announce, or when election freebies are distributed. When problems arise, he scuttles off to some faraway place.

Will this rape investigation be swept under the carpet or will it gain momentum?

When the country is hit by bad news, Umno will manufacture another story, to distract us. Let us see in the days to come, how creative Umno is. The thrust of the rape issue now is that heads must roll. The rakyat must not let the matter rest
.- Mariam Mokhtar,Malaysiakini


Anonymous said...

Sapa lagi,kalu tak salah gua mungkin itu George Kent yang baru dapat tender projek LRT Ampang...he!he!he!

mangchikla said...

Patutnye MB jwp 'saya memang dari kecil lagi dah menabung nak beli'.... Pastu yg pi daftar atas name sendiri watper, cerdik sikit la YB , ikut cara Nadem.

Anonymous said...

Pasai apa pilih mamak seekoq ni? Tak ada Melayu lain kah?

Tapi UMNO dok laung ketuanan MELAYU!!!