Black eye pee

Black eye pee

It is quite obvious that Former-abuse-of-power Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim is getting jittery about the coming sodomy case with Saiful as shown by his numerous attempts to postpone and delay the proceedings. 

What causes Anwar’s jitters can be easily deduced but the more important thing is to not to take for granted what he is capable of doing to derail the case and distract the public from giving attention to the real issue which is whther he sodomised Saiful or not.

There have been reports that Onetime-acused-for-sodomy Anwar is working hard to ensure that the foreign support for him does not dwindle this time around. It seems that he had met some 30 foreign diplomats in a hotel in Ampang on 19 January 2010.

This week, it is learnt that he is organising a meeting with the foreign media.

All these debriefing by Anwar is basically to preempt the court proceedings. Whether the foreign diplomats and press corp are gullible enough to be charmed by Anwar into believing his tale is anybody’s guess.

He has also not spared his closeness to Yusuf Qardawi and the latter is being used to spread word to the international Islamic circle that he is yet again being victimised. This is to ensure that him being a “victim of a political conspiracy” is being planted in their minds before the case begins.

Anwar must be hoping for another Rahim Noor to be around so that he can verbally abuse him into retaliating. Anwar knows another “black eye” will do wonders for him as in 1998 so much so that people ignored the court proceedings and accepted that he was victimised.

At the rate things are going for him and the manner PKR is disintegrating, Anwar “needs” another black eye when he goes to court of 2 February 2010. 

The question is can he get a black eye. Of course he can self-inflict but what he needs more is a dramatic turn of event in which he obtains the “injury” in a public place. 

If it happens, he will without doubt parade the “injury” when he goes to court for the world to see. 

If that happens, no matter how solid the case is against Anwar, public opinion will swing towards him.  But to sustain the injury in public and inflicted by a security personnel is not easy to come by unless it is planned.

The easiest way would be by holding a public rally or demonstration and then ensure that the tension escalates into a possible riot and when the authorities attempt to control it, anything can happen in the midst of the chaos. 

There is a PR gathering planned for 29  January 2010 in Lembah Pantai, the constituency held by his daughter Nurrul Izzah. 

Can the gathering turn unruly? And can Anwar get his “black eye” there. Let’s hope the authorities are alert about this and not repeat their mistake of 1998.

The whole country wants to see a healthy Anwar appearing in court without a black eye or any other injuries. The nation wants to see an Anwar brimming with confidence. The Neo  Con Jewish foreign media has already started their ‘shelling’, as expected.

Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 16:50  Comments (27)  

Rancangan PR tawan Johor

 

Pakatan Rakyat cuba untuk meluaskan kuasa di seluruh Johor apabila memperkenalkan “Gagasan Pakatan Rakyat” yang bertemakan “Tawan Johor”.

Tawan ini membawa maksud seperti berikut:

 

  • T – Tus dan berintegriti mentadbir negeri
  • A – Adil dalam pemerintahan
  • W – Wibawa dalam kepimpinan
  • A – Amanah dalam sistem penyampaian
  • N – Niche (tiada tara, pilihan utama rakyat)

 

Gagasan Pakatan Rakyat peringkat Negeri Johor yang ditubuhkan pada 27 Sep 09 ini di lihat tidak mencapai matlamat sebenar kerana kerjasama yang cuba di jalinkan hanya setakat dengan kehadiran penceramah Pakatan rakyat yang lain dalam ceramah-ceramah Pas seperti Dr. Boo Cheng Hau, Ahli Dewan Negeri Skudai dan beberapa orang pemimpin PKR Pusat

 

PAS

PAS Johor kerap mengundang penceramah luar untuk menarik kehadiran orang ramai kerana Pas Johor sendiri kekurangan modal. Ceramah-ceramah yang di adakan bermaksud untuk menabur fitnah dan bukan mempamerkan kebaikan parti jika memerintah Johor. 

Antara penceramah yang kerap datang ke Johor ialah Shahril Long, seorang penceramah bebas dari Kedah, Dato Nik Akmar Nik Abdullah, Exco Kelantan dan ramai lagi. Penceramah luar ini akan memutar belit isu seperti PKFZ, penjualan enjin jet, kes altantuya dan kalimah allah yang mereka sendiri tidak jelas kebenaran maklumat yang di sampaikan kepada hadirin. Bagaimana pun hadirin mengangguk-angguk bila mendengar ceramah dan pembohongan oleh penceramah jemputan berkenaan.

 

PKR

PKR Johor di lihat sebagai sebuah parti politik yang hidup segan mati tak mau. Tanpa PAS dan DAP, maka PKR Johor akan berkubur. Kehadiran ceramah dan perjumpaan anjuran PKR tidak ramai malahan mencapai kegagalan kehadiran seperti yang mereka rancang. Contohnya seperti program “Wacana Ilmu Sepakat Sepasukan” hanya di hadiri bawah 50 orang sedangkan pemimpin PKR mengharapkan kehadiran 200 ke 300 orang. Maka berucaplah Dato Chua Jui Meng dalam dewan yang kosong dan penuh dengan kerusi meja.

Ini bukanlah sesuatu yang menghairankan kerana pemimpin DAP sendiri menyifatkan PKR sebagai “Party of rejects“.

 

Masalah PAS dan PKR

PKR peringkat cabang tidak mampu sama sekali mengadakan aktiviti secara bersendirian dan amat bergantung kepada PAS. Bergayut sehingga PAS sudah tidak tahan menanggung biawak hidup. Pemimpin PKR juga lemah dan tidak berupaya untuk menarik “crowd” di ceramah anjuran mereka kecuali penceramah pusat hadir. 

Manakala PAS juga sangat marah pada PKR kerana perebutan kerusi. PAS dakwa PKR cuba merampas kerusi mereka dalam pilihanraya akan datang walaupun kerusi berkenaan merupakan kerusi tradisi PAS.

 

DAP

DAP Johor terus mengutamakan etnik Cina sahaja untuk mendapat pengaruh dan mengenepikan kaum lain. Golongan tua dalam DAP telah di ketepikan oleh pemimpin muda DAP kerana pada tanggapan pemimpin muda DAP golongan ini sudah tidak berguna lagi.

Pemimpin DAP Johor juga berbalah mengenai isu pembeliah Pusat Khidmat DAP Muar yang membabitkan komisyen RM25,000.000 oleh Gwee Tiong Hiang, ADUN Bentayan. Walaupun ada aduan telah dibuat oleh pemimpin DAP Johor tentang salah guna kuasa ini tetapi DAP Pusat tetap mempertahankan Gwee Tiong Hiang. Maknanya DAP juga galakkan pemimin mereka makan komisyen dan rasuah walaupun mereka sedar perbuatan itu salah dari segi undang-undang.

Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 09:21  Comments (12)  

Kelemahan ketara DAP

Parti Chauvinis Cina DAP sebenarnya mempunyai kelemahan yang amat ketara.

Peringkat Pusat

  • Dua pemimpin di fahamkan sering tidak sependapat dengan Lim Guan Eng iaitu:
    • Teng Chang Khim, ahli jawatankuasa DAP Pusat merangkap speaker Dun Selangor. Kedua pemimpin kanan DAP bertelagah antara satu sama lain kerana berebut untuk menjadi calon di Dewan Undangan Negeri Kota Alam Shah;
    • Dr Boo Cheng Hau , Pengerusi DAP Johor juga tidak sebulu dengan Lim Guan Eng dan kerap mempertikaikan keputusan Lim Guan Eng yang mementingkan kroni semata-mata;
  • Manakala veteran-veteran DAP amat kecewa dengan dasar dan pendekatan politik Lim Guan Eng yang lebih mengutamakan golongan muda semata-mata dan singkirkan golongan veteran DAP yang telah banyak berjasa. Ini amat jelas dengan personaliti DAP yang ‘hilang’ dari radar politik perdana seperti Dr. Kua Kia Soong, Wee Choo Keong, Hu Sepang dan paling terbaru, Kerk Kim Hock.

 

 Pulau Pinang

  • Isu dakwaan penyelewengan Tan Beng Huat, wakil rakyat Jawi. Dakwaan dibuat oleh The Hock Yong, Pengerusi DAP kawasan parlimen Nibong Tebal. Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia dapati beliau tidak bersalah. Ekoran itu Tan Beng Huat mengugut untuk meletak jawatan ekoran masalah bayaran tempat letak kereta yang dia umpamakan cakap tak serupa bikin serta sebagai satu penipuan kepada pengundinya;
  • Phee Boon Poh, wakil rakyat Sungai Puyu ugut keluar parti kerana telah di ketepikan ole Chow Kon Yeow, Pengerusi DAP Pulau Pinang walaupun mempunyai jawatan exco negeri.;
  • Isu tanah kampong buah pala, penukaran status tanah yang dipohon PDC Heritage Hotel, kegagalan lulus permit peniaga bazaar ramadhan dan isu tanah rumah hijau;.
  • Pertelingkahan melibatkan PAS dan PKR seperti:-
    • Pelantikan Mokhtar Mohd jait sebagai YDP MPSP timbulkan rasa tidak puashati PKR dan PAS kerana pelantikan tanpa persetujuan mereka. Lapan Ahli Majlis PKR memboikot majlis pelantikan YDP MPSP;
    • Karpal Singh kritik kenyataan Yusmadi Yusog, wakil rakyat Balik Pulau mengenai jawatan KM Pulau Pinang;
    • Jeff Ooi, Ahli Parlimen Jelutong dakwa Mohd Razali Abdullah, ahli majlis daerah adalah ahli Jemaah islah yang ekstrimis. Kenyataan ini menyebabkan PAS dan PKR melenting;

 

Perak

  • Dakwaan penyelewengan tabung RM30,00.00 oleh Leong Mei Meng, wakil rakyat Jalung dan beliau bukan anak jati Perak;
  • Nga Kor Meng, Setiausaha DAP Perak cuba menyingkirkan Yew Tian Hoe, adun Aulong dalam PRU akan datang;
  • Monopoli kuasa oleh Ngeh Khoo Ham, Pengerusi DAP Perak dan Nga Kor Meng menimbulkan rasa tidak puashati rata-rata pemimpin DAP Perak;

 

Johor

  • Isu penyelewengan tabung kutipan bangunan DAP Muar sebanyak RM30,000.00 oleh Gwee Tong Hiang, ahli Parlimen Bakri;
  • Dr Boo Cheng Hau, Pengerusi DAP Johor bertelingkah dengan Gwee Tong Hiang yang disokong Lim Guan eng, Setiausaha Agung DAP;

 

Selangor

Pertelingkahan DAP dan PAS dalam isu:-

  • Rampasan arak di Shah Alam; dan tindakan CELCAT yang diketuai Teng Chang memanggil pegawai-pegawai kerajaan di Selangor untuk memberi keterangan menimbulkan bantahan Pas;
  • Pembabitan Kes Rasuah dan Kongsi Gelap; Teoh Beng Hock dan Ean Hian Wah Adun Seri Kembangan; Wong Chuan How, bekas pembantu Ronnie Liu, Adun Pandamaran dan Tan beng Huat, bekas Ahli Majlis Perbandaran Kajang
  • M. Manoharan, Adun Kota Shah Alam tidak puashati kerana Kerajaan Negeri gagal mempertahankan kaum india dan usaha beliau bagi merealisasikan impian kaum India seringkali di halang oleh pemimpin DAP Selangor

 

Sikap Racis Pemimpin DAP

  • Pemimpin etnik Cina dalam DAP amat memandang rendah kepada kaum lain yang ada dalam parti malahan secara halus tetapi penuh dengan agenda racism cuba menyingkir pengaruh pemimpin kaum India dan Melayu. Golongan ini di sekat dari mengembangkang pengaruh dalam parti kerana bimbang parti ini tidak lagi di kuasai etnik Cina.
  • Walau apa jua penafian dibuat oleh pemimpin DAP tetapi ia adalah hakikat sepertimana yang di sebut oleh mereka iaitu Middle Malaysia, yang jelas agenda tersirat memperkudakan komponen Pakatan Rakyat yang dapat meraih sokongan Melayu seperti PAS dan PKR dalam usaha kumpulan minoriti untuk ‘merampas kuasa’ melalui proses demokratik kumpulan majoriti.
Published in: on January 27, 2010 at 09:58  Comments (17)  

Sultan Iskandar: Raja berjiwa rakyat

Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail, Sultan Johor

DYMM Sultan Johor  Tuanku Sultan Iskandar Al Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Al Khalidi yang mangkat senja hari ini merupakan seorang Raja yang amat disayangi dan berjiwa rakyat. Baginda berumur 77 tahun pada 8 April lepas.

Sul Iskandar bersama PM 'Flip-Flop' Abdullah

Akhbar The Star menyifatkan baginda sebagai ‘Raja Yang Menginspirasi’.

Baginda naik takhta sebagai Sultan Johor apabila ayahanda baginda Almarhum Tuanku Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim mangkat pada 10 Mei 1981. Baginda menjadi Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong VIII antara 26 April 1984 hingga 25 April 1989. Semasa menduduki tahkta Kerajaan Persekutuan, baginda menunjukan keperihatin terhadap rakyat, terutama anggota pasukan keselematan. Baginda telah beberapa kali mencemar duli semasa perayaan Hari Raya Aidil Fitri melawat anggota pasukan keselematan diperbatasan dan sempadan. Ini termasuk terbang keatas kapal TLDM yang sedang membuat rondaan dilaut.

Sultan Iskandar semasa melawat LIMA

Baginda juga mendermakan keseluruhan elauns sebagai Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong dan Raja Permaisuri Agong sepanjang menduduki takhta kepada sebuah NGO, Yayasan Iskandar. Dana ini digunakan sebagai membantu pembiayaan pelajar mereka yang kurang berkemampuan.

Sultan Iskandar sebagai Kolonel Kehormat GGK

Baginda juga merupakan Kolonel Kehormat Rejimen Grup Gerak Khas dan menunjukan minat mendalam dalam aktiviti sukan, terutama sukan mencabar seperti permotoran, perahu layar, papan layar dan paling dekat dihati, polo dan ekuistrian.

Sebagai seorang ketua keluarga, baginda adalah seorang ayahnada dan nenda yang amat penyayang. Baginda menentukan cucunda baginda, Tunku Ismail Ibrahim Ibni Tunku Ibrahim Ismail agar dilatih sebagai pegawai kadet di Dehradum, India dan menyoroti perkembangan cucunda tersebut dengan rapat. Baginda juga minat kepada irama keroncong.

Sultan Iskandar semasa merasmikan WPI

Baginda membelakangkan protokol dan membuat kenyataan politik semasa upacara merasmikan Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar di Danga Bay pada November 2006 apabila menitahkan agar Kerajaan tidak mempercayai orang asing terutama ‘orang putih’ dan mencadangkan wilayah itu dinamakan Wilayah Pembangunan Rahman Andak berbanding dengan nama baginda kerana menghargai pengorbanan Mantan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Johor itu. Baginda juga menitahkan agar Tambak Johor dirobohkan, “Biar air lalu”, berbanding dengan keputusan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mengarahkan agar projek Jambatan Bengkok dibatalkan pada bulan Mac 2006.

Sultan Iskandar bertitah

Semasa perasmian Dewan Undangan Negeri Johor ke XII pada tahun 2009, baginda menitahkan akan mengunakan saluran perundangan untuk mengambil kembali Pulau Batu Putih yang telah diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Antarabangsa menjadi milik Singapura. Baginda juga bertegas agar cadangan untuk ‘Jambatan Ke III’ tidak diadakan.

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1408H, Istana Besar, Johor Bahru

Kami di BigDogDotCom mempersembahkan salam takziah kepada DYTM Pemangku Sultan Johor Tunku Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, seluruh keluarga diRaja, Kerajaan dan rakyat Johor.

Semoga Allah s.w.t. mencucuri rahmat keatas roh baginda.

Published in: on January 22, 2010 at 19:55  Comments (35)  

Riong Kali and Tony must explain

The highly successful but controversial, some with sensational stories AirAsia, which was voted the best low cost carrier in Asia is in the limelight again. It has been reported that the listed company is 45%  foreign owned.

This should not come as a surprise. Air Asia CEO Dato’ Seri Tony Fernandes hoped for the liberalisation of many Malaysian strategic industries, amidst the failure of the debt infested American and European financial and capital markets and possible hostile fund managers in search on new and bullish but relatively cheap markets to prey . It is Malaysian entrepreneurs like him who ‘facilitate’ the ‘Western Imperialism and Re-colonialisation’, via economic domination.

The Star published a special aspiration of selected CEO on New Year’s day:

Leading names in corporate Malaysia share their hopes and aspirations for 2010.

Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes
AirAsia Bhd group CEO/team principal of Malaysia Team Lotus F1

I HOPE the airport industry will be deregulated this year to allow the entry of more entrepreneurs and foreign investors as has been done in the power, banking, telecoms, ports and road sectors. This will create a dynamic industry that has lower costs and will make Malaysia even more competitive regionally.

Industries in which government-linked companies and entrepreneurs compete should have fair and effective regulators like Bank Negara.

This year, I also hope that AirAsia really gets to make Malaysia the hub that drives more passengers from all points. There are many routes which we hope to fly to in 2010 and all routes that we have flown to we normally grow the market. There has not been a single route which were entered where the market has not grown. I hope to see all Malaysians get behind F1. It would be great to see a sell-out crowd in Sepang.

I wish that Asean leaders will really move from a political institution to a more economic and cultural institution because Asean is a huge economic force. It has mostly focused on politics but a shift is needed to turn its attention to the business side.

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Amidst all the mumbo-jumbo of fancy marketing and promotional gimmick which is the secret of the very good sales, Air Asia has been reported as highly profitable and good liquidity position. Despite that, AirAsia is doing business without reciprocating the commitment of deriving the income. Air Asia chose not to pay its creditors, namely the Malaysian Airports Holdings Bhd. (MAHB).

Bernama.com has the story:


January 20, 2010 14:40 PM  Printable version of this news–>

MAHB Hopes AirAsia Pay Airport Tax Promptly

 

SEPANG, Jan 20 (Bernama)– Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) hoped that low-cost carrier, AirAsia Bhd, pay the airport tax it owed more promptly, said its chairman, Tan Sri Dr Aris Othman.

“They are paying but we will encourage them to be prompt. The trouble is, it is a continuous thing,” he told reporters at the launch of Safety, Health and Environment Campaign here Wednesday.

Aris said this when asked on the progress of the payment.

It was reported that AirAsia has chalked up arrears of RM65 million up to February last year.

On the amount of the latest outstanding arrears, Aris said: “You catch me without the figures.”

He said when AirAsia did not pay, the amount of the new one would definitely go up.

“It affects our cash flow,” he said.

It was earlier reported that MAHB did not take any drastic action to claim the arrears because it would affect the operation of the low-cost carrier terminal.

– BERNAMA

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The use of airports is a fundamental element of their business. They were so adamant in their business philosophy and operations that they refused to use the services in MAHB’s airports that they imposed the Federal Government for a separate and dedicated low cost carrier terminal. PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi summarily approved the RM 108 million ‘temporary’ LCCT in June 2005, to cater for the whims and fancies of Air Asia.

Reputation as a good debtor is never an Air Asia trait. For a plc with that size of sales, profitability, cash position and rate of growth, Air Asia also has been said to have not been paying and servicing their suppliers on time. So much so that Jet A1 fuel is being supplied only at cash terms.

Federal and State Governments have been giving Air Asia so much concessions, which facilitated their ability to grow so rapidly in a very short span of time. Previously they have been given tax incentives, allowables and the marketing programs have been indirectly sponsored by various government’s promotional programs. The concessions even include safety record, which was below the  Malaysian aviation industry practice.

In fact, in 2006 when ‘Airline Rationalisation Plan’ was adopted by the government, Air Asia was allocated most of the domestic routes previously served by Malaysia Airlines. This is not without corporate social responsibility of taking over the Rural Air Service; the backbone of communications and logistics for much of darkest interiors of Sabah and Sarawak. However, the moment Air Asia had strong footing in Sabah and Sarawak and when faced with issues such as investment of capital and equipment, they quickly ‘imposed’ the Federal Government in such a manner that Malaysia Airlines had to take it back. In a few short months, RAS is MAS Wings.

This is not with standing the ‘cocky’-ness of its Tony Fernandes, who was formerly from the entertainment industrty. He has rub so many people on the wrong side, too many times. Few years ago, Malaysia Airlines MD Dato’ Idris Jala decided to revoke the privileges on flying First Class and Golden Club Class for Air Asia’s executives and their immediate families at a faction of the published price based on inter-airline ‘respect’ because Tony was rubbishing Malaysia Airlines in the media as being ‘non co-operative’ to the Air Asia business.

Air Asia drew a lot of flak when they became an active partner as the promoter for the much controversial proposal of a dedicated LCC Airport in Labu, which is a close proximity of the KLIA. This episode demonstrated the arrogance of Air Asia and Fernandes, who has earned his rightful position as a celebrity CEO (much like Sir Richard Branson in the UK).

The most recent controversy that Air Asia attracted the attention is the much hyped Lotus Formula 1 team, “1 Malaysia F1 Team” where Tony is playing the psychological game of imposing the cost of them team to GLCs for the strategic benefit of Air Asia’s PR expansion program. It is strongly believed that Tony needed to have a massive PR campaign for their US West Coast expansion, on top of its commitments to the Oakland Raiders.

Business Times has the story:

Oakland Raiders becomes AirAsia strategy

Published: 2010/01/21
 

On a sultry June night, Kuala Lumpur’s rooftop Luna Bar is throbbing with dance music as an overflow crowd takes in the view of the Malaysian capital’s Petronas Twin Towers. Champagne corks pop as men in suits mingle with women in little black dresses, joined by American football players and cheerleaders.

The scene is a party for AirAsia X Sdn Bhd, the long-haul unit of low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd, a company that in eight years has grown from a two-plane startup to Southeast Asia’s biggest budget airline, Bloomberg Markets magazine reported in its February issue.

In the midst of the hubbub, AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes toasts his company’s sponsorship of the Oakland Raiders, three-time National Football League Super Bowl champions. Next to the outdoor pool, Fernandes — dressed in a black Raiders T-shirt and his trademark red AirAsia cap — dances with three Raiderette cheerleaders.

“This is what AirAsia is all about,” Fernandes, 45, says, sipping a glass of rum and Coca-Cola.

 

AirAsia X doesn’t even fly to Oakland, California, and few Malaysians follow US football. “We always disrupt, innovate and do something that no one ever thought of — and sponsoring an NFL team is all about becoming a global brand,” Fernandes says. He declines to say how much the airline will spend on the multiyear sponsorship.

The British-educated Fernandes is following in the footsteps of Virgin Group Ltd. founder Richard Branson and EasyJet Plc’s Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the UK aviation entrepreneurs who built underdog empires to compete with state- run rivals. AirAsia and its subsidiaries flew more than 24 million passengers in 2009, compared with 20,000 in 2001, mostly to destinations that are within a few hours’ flight time from Kuala Lumpur, such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Branson, 59, who founded Virgin Atlantic Airways and once employed Fernandes in the 1980s, holds a 16 per cent stake in AirAsia X and says he’s proud of his protege.

“I am flattered that people should call him the Richard Branson of Asia,” Branson says. “He’s built a great airline that has transformed millions of people’s lives by enabling them to travel affordably.”

In 2007, Fernandes started privately held long-haul carrier AirAsia X, which flies from its Kuala Lumpur hub to Australia, China, the United Arab Emirates and the U.K.

Fernandes says AirAsia X will probably begin flying to Mumbai, New Delhi and Seoul in the second half of 2010, and the company is negotiating with authorities in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Oakland to add services to the US as early as 2011.

AirAsia’s dreams to become a global, no-frills, long-haul brand may be difficult to fulfill.

“What Mr Fernandes has in mind is something for which no precedent exists,” says Douglas McNeill, an airline analyst at Astaire Group Plc in London. “Building a genuinely global brand is something that a lot of airlines talk about, but it’s not something anyone has really managed to do.”

Fernandes uses a mountain bike to get around AirAsia’s headquarters at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal outside of Kuala Lumpur. Pilots and cabin-crew members greet Fernandes with high- fives as he makes his rounds dressed in a white open-necked shirt and jeans. Ground staffers in orange jumpsuits mingle with office workers who wear slacks and T-shirts in the cafeteria.

“It’s the corporate culture,” Fernandes says. “It’s about breaking down invisible walls.”

Fernandes embraces social network sites, such as Facebook (where he had 16,722 fans as of mid-January) and Twitter, to promote his airline and list available jobs. A recent Facebook wall posting: “In nyc. Full day. Lots asking when airasia is flying here.” He also writes the Tony Fernandes CEO Blog, where he posted details of his first trip aboard rival Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 jumbo jet.

Fernandes is emulating Branson and Haji-Ioannou’s business plans by expanding the AirAsia brand through travel insurance and prepaid debit cards, and operates a budget hotel and a mobile-phone company under his privately held Tune Group.

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Kalimullah “Riong Kali” Hassan and Tony Fernandes (both of them have direct interest in Air Asia X) have the ethical and moral obligations on the report about Air Asia being owned foreigners, with 45% of the holdings are no longer in the hands of Malaysians. The nation, be it the Federal Government, State Governments and rakyat gave Air Asia so much concessions and facilitated the opportunity for them to grow so fast and huge. Considering that Fernandes took over Air Asia rom DRB Hicom at the measely nomimal sum of RM 1.00 and when it reached this stage, the holdings hae been hived off to foreign hands, the explanation should be nothing short of a full disclosure.

Now that Air Asia no longer could be deemed as a ‘Malaysian’ company (from the percentage of control against the domicile and resident status, from the eyes of Income Tax Act), everyone has the right to know before more commitments are being invested, especially with regards to public interest  into Air Asia’s scheme of ventures. After all, Malaysia in sundry is a direct stake holder of the most successful low cost carrier in Asia.

Published in: on January 22, 2010 at 12:37  Comments (12)  

‘Middle Malaysia’: Agenda tersirat racis DAP

Lim Guan Eng: Pewaris agenda racis Chauvinis Cina

Pengumuman Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng mengenai pendekatan ‘Middle Malaysia’ DAP dalam konvensyen parti Chauvinis Cina itu di Ipoh baru baru ini yang kunun kunun bersifat ‘merangkumi’ berbanding ‘konfrontasi’, ala agenda ‘Malaysian, Malaysia’ sebelum ini tidaklah sebagaimana digambarkan. Ia sebenarnya mempunyai agenda tersirat yang racis.

Sekiranya diterjemahkan perkataan ‘Middle Malaysia’ dalam bahasa Mandarin, ianya akan membawa maksud tersirat  ‘Malaysia untuk kaum Cina’.  Ini boleh ditafsirkan sebagai kaum Cina mahu menjadi ‘tauke Malaysia’ kerana ‘Chung’  adalah maksud sinonim dengan ‘Penguasa Cina’ di Malaysia.

Ini sebenarnya adalah agenda untuk meraih sokongan padu masyarakat Cina Malaysia untuk secara racis mengorak agenda untuk satu hari menjadi ‘kuasa’ dan menubuhkan Pemerintahan* dalam Malaysia.

Setakat ini, mereka telah pun berhasil untuk meraih tampuk kuasa dan pemerintahan (hampir mutlak) di Pulau Pinang, dan (pemerintahan boneka) di Selangor dan Perak. Agenda ‘Middle Malaysia’ ini perlu dijayakan dengan kerjasama PAS dan PKR, sebagai ‘topeng’ untuk meraih sokongan Melayu iaitu komposisi pengundi majoriti setiap kali proses demokrasi berlaku. Pemimpin Melayu parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat memperkudakan emosi orang Melayu  sepenuhnya untuk merealisasikan agenda tersirat yang sebenarnya racis ini. Sebellum ini pun PAS tergamak untuk menyokong ‘kebatilan dan maksiat’ dan membelakangkan prinsip ugama yang kunun kunun menjadi landasan perjuangan mereka.

Lim yang juga Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang sebenarnya meneruskan warisan peninggalan PAP ‘Malaysian, Malaysia’ yang begitu taat dijana dan teruskan oleh bapa beliau Lim Kit Siang, yang menjadi Setiausaha Agung DAP lebih dari 30 tahun.

* ‘Pemerintahan’ merupakan gantinama paling sesuai apabila DAP mengambil kuasa, berbanding ‘Kerajaan’. Ini kerana DAP akan berusaha untuk mengenepikan sistem Raja dan dalam episod BN mengambil alih kuasa di Perak Februari 2009, Naib Pengerusi DAP Karpal Singh meluahkan hasrat untuk mengheret DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Perak ke Mahkamah kerana ‘memecat’ MB boneka-DAP Nizar “Brother Yong” Jamaluddin dan sebaliknya melantik ADUN Pangkor Dato’ Sri Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir sebagai MB Perak X.

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 10:25  Comments (14)  

What nonsense is DAP talking about now, “Middle Malaysia”?

It seems that the Chinese Chauvinist DAP is changing its tone of  ‘Malaysian, Malaysia’ to woo the ‘silent majority’ for votes, which rest in the hands of the Malay majority. They are now promoting ‘Middle Malaysia’, as a new battle-cry in the hope that the Malays are now felt being championed by the Chinese Chauvinist DAP, which in the over 40 years tried very hard to undermine the needs of the majority.

NST has the story:

DAP on ‘middle Malaysia’ path

2010/01/18

 

IPOH: DAP promoted “Middle Malaysia” at its national convention yesterday, a concept of a moderate and more tolerant Malaysia, based on cooperation and consultation. The party is seeking a Malaysia that is inclusive and shared.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said: “A shared society is one that celebrates diversity and assures everyone a place in it” while guaranteeing democratic participation, respect for diversity and human dignity.

He was addressing some 1,000 delegates at the national DAP convention.

Present were Pas secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Dr Lee Boon Chye, former Pakatan Rakyat Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, DAP chairman Karpal Singh and DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.

“We are seeking the silent majority and not those on the fringes and extremists. We must not lose sight but take the middle ground.

Middle Malaysia belongs to every Malaysian. It is the firm belief that the country’s wealth, opportunities and resources belong to all Malay-sians,” Guan Eng said.

The Penang chief minister said DAP’s partners — Pas and PKR — shared its views.

To embrace the Middle Malaysia concept, he said Pakatan Rakyat must been seen as moderate and inclusive and distance and differentiate itself from exclusive, racist and extremist opponents.

Later, Guan Eng said the party was not abandoning the Malaysian Malaysia and Malaysian First vision.

“We are talking about political and electoral strategy to win power and unite the people,” he added.

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In reality, that is not what is happening on the ground. For a party which is so called championing ‘Malaysian, Malaysia’ and “equality to all, regardless colour and creed”, DAP is actually systematically marginalising the Malays.

The Star has the story:

Monday December 14, 2009

Azhar: Poverty still in Penang

THE latest statistics by the Penang Federal Develop-ment Department showed that there were 1,994 poor families in the state, said Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) chairman Datuk Azhar Ibrahim.

He said 1,500 families fall in the poor category while 494 families were identified as the destitute poor.

The statistics reveal that there are 818 poor and 272 destitute families in the north Seberang Prai district, 386 poor and 118 destitute families in central Seberang Prai and 208 poor with 76 destitute families in south Seberang Prai.

Over on the island, there are 50 poor families and 17 destitute ones in the South West district and 38 poor with 11 destitute families in the North East.

‘‘Due to the latest data, I am now puzzled that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng made a claim that destitute poverty in the state had been fully eradicated,’’ Azhar said.

“This shows that Lim allegedly did not do his homework and did not go to the ground to check it out himself,” said Azhar who is the Penaga assemblyman and state opposition leader.

He was speaking after opening a community programme at the Caring Society Complex in Kepala Batas on Saturday.

Azhar claimed that Lim might be taking the easy way out by claiming there was no longer poverty at the destitute level in Penang so the residents would not be pressuring the state to undertake poverty eradication initiatives.

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What nonsense are the Chinese Chauvinists DAP talking about?

Since when DAP has been “seen as moderate and inclusive and distance and differentiate itself from exclusive, racist and extremist opponents”?

Even in Pakatan Rakyat controlled states, the DAP could not care less about other ethnic groups but themselves. The ‘Kampung Berjaya Illegal Abatoire’ is a good example that the DAP threatened the Malay-majority-controlled Kedah PAS Government, despite the Chinese operator is illegally and unhygenically conducting his business in a residential area. In the case of ‘Kampung Buah Pala’, the DAP controlled Penang State Government couldn’t be bothered as the affected villagers are of Indian ethnicity and not Chinese.

Of course, DAP was very defiant, bold and abrassive in the defense of the pig cullings in Paya Mengkuang and Bukit Beruang, Melaka. They ‘defend’ lawlessness in their Chinese Chauvinist stance and have very little regard to others and serrounding.

DAP has been very good in manipulating facts and figures, by sensationalising it. The most recent example is the Federal Government annual allocation for Penang Vs income derived. The over sensationalisation and quick-blaming of MACC for DAP State Exco Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock’s ‘sudden death’ is contradictory against the ‘sudden death’ of a Malay university student recently.

DAP should make a lot of effort to discard their ‘Chinese Chauvinism’ and prove themselves that they are ‘True Malaysians’. They could start by actively promoting Non Malays especially the Chinese to be ensured of comprising at least 30% of the applications into essential services recruitment especially the military, Police, Maritime Agency etc. Their stance on backing Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng’s return is not helping to shed their ‘Chinese Chauvinism’-ness. It can only be seen more of being anti-Malay, as majority of th security personnel are Malays and the communist terrorists  are of Chinese ethnicity.

This is no “Middle Malaysia” as far as we are concern. There is only DAP’s way of doing things. When they know they cannot get it, they manipulate circumstance in their favour as if they care. Look at the DAP Politburo and see how many Malay-Muslims (the majority of Malaysians) are being represented. In the DAPSY, it is even worse.

 

 
 

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 10:16  Comments (34)  

Khalid Vs YBK: Sultan Selangor ‘dipecat’ sebelum dilantik

Isu kontroversi antara Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) dengan MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim mula menampilkan ketamakan dan kerakusan sebenar Pemerintah* Negeri Selangor dibawah Pakatan Rakyat ini. Dalam kerakusan ini, Khalid mengarahkan keputusan ‘Flip-Flop’ yang melibatkan DYMM Sultan Selangor.

Dalam mesyuarat YBK pada 1 Oktober 2009, Khalid menggunakan mandat untuk mengarahkan agar DYMM Sultan Selangor Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah dilantik sebagai Penaung dan YM Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda sebagai Pengerusi YBK.

Minit mesyuarat YBK pada 1 Oktober 2009:

Minit mesyuarat YBK 1 Okt 2009

Minit mesyarat YBK 1 Okt 2009

Samada “Penyusunan semula YBK” dan melantik Sultan Sharafuddin sebagai Penaung dipersembahkan kepada baginda atau tidak untuk mendapatkan perkenan, belum dapat dipastikan. Namun begitu pada mesyuarat YBK dua minggu selepas itu 14 Okt 2009, Khalid mengarahkan Exco Kerajaan Negeri Selangor Dr. Hassan Md. Ali agar memutuskan bahawa Penaung diperuntukan kepadRaa Tan Sri Arshad dan MB Selangor Khalid dilantik sebagai Pengerusi YBK.

Minit Mesyuarat YBK 14 Okt 2009

Minit Mesyuarat YBK 14 Okt 2009

Jelas, keputusan mesyuarat YBK pada 14 Okt 2009  menunjukan minda ‘Flip-Flop’ Khalid dan wajar dilihat sebagai ‘menghina’ DYMM Tuanku. Ini tidak menjadi misteri kerana sebelum ini, Khalid tidak hadir mengiringi baginda dalam majlis rasmi dan baginda pernah meluahkan ketidak puasan hati atas cadangan Pemerintah Negeri Selangor berhasrat menggunakan wang zakat untuk pembangunan.

YBK telah menolak perlantikan MB Selangor Khalid ini sebagai Pengerusi. Oleh kerana  demikian, Pemerintah Negeri Selangor Khalid mengugut untuk “merampas” kembali tanah yang dikurniakan oleh MB Selangor Tan Sri Muhmmad “Mike Tyson” Muhd. Taib pada tahun 1995 sebagai asset bagi tujuan program pembangunan YBK.

Sebelum ini, MB Selangor Dato’ Dr. Abu Hassan Omar pernah menyemak samada beliau layak untuk dilantik sebagai Pengerusi YBK pada tahun 2000. Namun begitu, YBK telah tidak meneruskan cadangan ini.

Khalid sebenarnya berhasrat untuk menduduki jawatan Pengerusi YBK kerana tanah 1,600 ekar di Serendah yang dicadangkan untuk dibangunkan sebagai kampus cawangan UiTM dan pembangunan sekeliling sebagai mendukung kampus tersebut. Dalam kenyataan media Pejabat Menteri Besar pada 15 Januari 2010, tanah itu dinilai sebagai RM 540 juta selepas diubah kegunaan tanah dan premium dibayar.

Ini merupakan peluang ‘lombong emas’ bagi Pakatan Rakyat kerana begitu banyak peluang perniagaan boleh dijana dari pembangunan Serendah ini. Pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat yang telah dibuktikan mula mengamalkan rasuah, walaupun baru berkuasa kurang dari 18 bulan memang menantikan peluang keemasan ini. Ini  terutama denn dasar dasar baru yang tidak praktikal semata mata melaksanakan janji semasa kempen PRU 12, Pemerintah Negeri Selangor hanya mempunyai rezab simpanan sebanyak RM 500 juta sahaja lagi berbanding RM 1.4 billion semasa Dato’ Seri Dr. Khir Toyo meninggalkan jawatan pada 8 Mac 2008.

 

* Pemerintah = gantinama bagi Kerajaan, yang tidak sesuai digunakan kerana ‘Kerajaan’ itu berasaskan perkataan ‘Raja’. Ini jelas kerana Pakatan Rakyat tidak menghormati Raja dan bersifat membelakangkan kedudukan Raja. Satu lagi contoh ialah dimana MP Pakatan Rakyat terutama  Shah Alam Khalid Samad memberi sokongan pengunaan ‘Kalimah Allah’ oleh penganut Kristian  sedangkan Enakmen Selangor 1988 melarang sedemikian dan baginda Sultan Selangor ialah Ketua Ugama negeri.

Published in: on January 17, 2010 at 19:35  Comments (3)  

Persefahaman agama perlu berlandaskan Perlembagaan Persekutuan

Semenjak timbul krisis mengenai pengunaan ‘Kalimah Allah’ apabila Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur YA Lau Bee Lan membuat keputusan memihak kepada Catholic Herald, keadaan menjadi lebih rumit sehingga Kerajaan Persekutuan sedang menimbangkan satu inisiatif persefahaman agama sebagai susulan atas cadangan Presiden Just World Dr Chandra Muzaffar agar diujudkan ‘Majlis Rundingan Agama’.

Laporan Utusan Malaysia:

Inisiatif persefahaman agama – TPM

Oleh SAIFULIZAM MOHAMAD
dan MOHD. ASRON MUSTAPHA
pengarang@utusan.com.my

Muhyiddin Yassin beramah mesra dengan sebahagian penduduk perumahan awam Taman Sentul Utama, Kuala Lumpur, semalam. – Mingguan/ Nooradzrene Mohd. Noor

KUALA LUMPUR 16 Jan. – Sudah tiba masanya kerajaan memikirkan secara lebih serius mengenai inisiatif-inisiatif yang boleh mewujudkan persefahaman antara agama di negara ini. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin berkata, walaupun ia tidak sampai ke peringkat penubuhan satu majlis atau badan, usaha ke arah membentuk persefahaman antara agama melalui satu landasan perlu disegerakan.

 ‘‘Perkara ini akan dibincangkan di peringkat mesyuarat Kabinet dan dalam masa sama kita akan meminta panduan daripada Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mengenai bentuk inisiatif yang sesuai bagi kita wujudkan persefahaman antara agama.

 ‘‘Apa yang boleh difikirkan, inisiatif ini hendaklah diwujudkan dalam bentuk yang kekal dan bukannya bersifat ad-hoc seperti sekarang,’’ katanya selepas Majlis Mesra Rakyat di Bandar Baru Sentul di sini hari ini.

 Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditanya mengenai cadangan mewujudkan satu petugas khas yang bertanggungjawab mengendalikan isu-isu mengenai kefahaman antara agama.

 Dalam perkembangan berkaitan Muhyiddin berkata, antara tumpuan terhadap format inisiatif yang dirangka ialah mengenai keahliannya.

 ‘‘Bagi saya ia perlu diwakili oleh pemimpin setiap agama dan mereka bertanggungjawab untuk memberi pandangan supaya persefahaman antara agama dapat kita wujudkan.

 ‘‘Saya faham tugas utama mereka ialah menjaga agama masing-masing, tetapi dalam masa sama keamanan, keharmonian, muhibah antara kaum serta kesejahteraan negara juga perlu diambil kira,’’ katanya lagi.

 Mengenai dialog antara agama, Muhyiddin berkata, program itu tidak ada masalah untuk dianjurkan kerana ia mampu memberi kefahaman yang jelas mengenai sesuatu agama

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‘Inisiatif Persefahaman Agama’ yang dicadangkan diujudkan oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan ini perlu ditafsirkan sebagai tidak menyamai dengan cadangan Majlis Rundinga Agama (Inter faith Council). Ini kerana IPA ialah perbincangan antara ketua ketua agama untuk memahami dengan lebih mendalam manakala IFC pula bersifat badan formal yang seolah olah menjadi ‘penguasa’ keatas isu isu bertindan apabila soal agama dibincangkan dan berlaku pertelagahan.

Menurut Perlembagaan Perskekutuan, ugama Persekutuan Malaysia ialah ugama Islam dan DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong  mempunyai hak mutlak atas isu ugama Islam pada Wilayah Persekutuan, Melaka, Pulau Pinang, Sabah dan Sarawak dan DYMM Raja Raja dalam negeri sekelian baginda. Ugama lain dibenarkan untuk  dianuti dan praktikan, selagi tidak bercanggah dan melibatkan orang Islam.

Pengujudan IFC bermaksud ianya perlu diberikan ‘kuasa’, sekurang kurangnya menyelesaikan isu bertindan antara ugama. Sekiranya isu isu ini melibatkan ugama Islam dan amalan fahaman orang Islam, maka ianya akan membelakangkan Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

IPA wajar membenarkan agama agama menengahkan permasalahan mereka untuk dibincangkan dengan bertujuan untuk memupuk kesefahaman yang lebih komprehensif.

TPM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin membuat kenyataan bagi menimbangkan untuk mengujudkan IPA semasa melawat kawasan Rumah Pangsa Sri Perak, Sentul. Beliau yang merealisasikan Gagasan 1 Malaysia, ‘Rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian dipertingkatkan’ mengumumkan peruntukan RM 20 juta sebagai pembinaan Sekolah Sri Perak dan menyelesaikan masalah pelajar pelajar disini.

Published in: on January 17, 2010 at 12:05  Comments (8)  

Can we accept Riong Kali’s word this time?

Riong Kali 'Happy Hours': "Bottoms up!"

Since the story about Kalimullah “Riong Kali” Hassan is the culprit who is sponsoring fugitive-blogger Raja “Compulsive Liar” Petra’s stay in London, the mainstream media have been harping on the issue continuously. Yesterday, Riong Kali denied the story in an exclusive statement meant for the Utusan Malaysia Chief Editor.

NST has the story:

Kalimullah denies links to Raja Petra, Anwar

2010/01/15

KUALA LUMPUR: Former New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd deputy chairman Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan has strongly denied allegations connecting him to fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin. He also denied meeting opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in London on Nov 7 last year.

In a faxed statement to Utusan Malaysia on Wednesday, Kalimullah said he did not have any relationship with Raja Petra and had not funded or allowed the latter to stay in his apartment in London.

“As it is generally known, Raja Petra had hurled baseless allegations against me, my family and friends such as former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“It is true that I have an apartment in London but Raja Petra has never stayed there and I know nothing of his whereabouts.”

He added that he was in Malaysia on Nov 7 and had not met Anwar in London, as alleged. He also dismissed claims on blogs linking him to online news portals, Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider.

 He was responding to reports in the Malay daily quoting Anwar’s former political aide, Anuar Shaari, who questioned whether Anwar had met Kalimullah in London.

Anuar had also said that Raja Petra was being funded by Anwar’s crony in Britain.

Following that, Umno supreme council member Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi had called on Anwar to explain the purported meeting between him and Kalimullah.

Puad yesterday said Kali- mullah could say whatever he wanted or deny but Anwar should be the one to come forward to explain.

“People are convinced that the meeting took place because the allegation was made by Anwar’s former aide. So why has Anwar not come out to clear the air?

Puad also said although Kalimullah had denied his involvement in the news portals, the public knew he was behind Malaysian Insider.

“Of course, he denied it, especially after (Prime Minister) Datuk Seri Najib Razak warned the portal not to make false accusations against Umno.

“Maybe he (Kalimullah) is trying to deny his link to the portal because of this.”

Last week, Najib took the portal’s reporter to task for saying Umno was responsible for inflaming negative sentiments on the ‘Allah’ issue, which has since resulted in several churches being attacked by arsonists.

 
Puad said the police must thoroughly investigate the agenda behind the alleged meeting.

Yesterday, a local English daily quoted Puad as saying that Anwar must issue a denial if the meeting did not take place as the issue has become a public concern.

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The fact still remains, Riong Kali has been caught lying, twice. In the height of strong public opposition against the Leadership, he lied about Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad wanting to meet PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, whilst in Tokyo.

Then, he lied about how Khairy Jamaluddin afford to subscribe the shares allocated to him in ECM Libra which was elevated from a stock broking firm into a full fledge investment bank, considering that the 28 year old son of a former Malaysian Ambassador to Japan previously only served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Prime Minister’s Office and never worked elsewhere before. Of course, he lied about his return back into ECM Libra too.

Of course, Riong Kali created history as the NST Supremo, when he in personal capacity and mobilising NTSP to sue blogger Ahirudin “Rocky’s Bru” Attan and Jeff “Screenshots” Ooi in January 2007. That act actually rallied all bloggers together, which later evolved to the formation of National Alliance of Bloggers (All Blogs).

Should we accept the words of a  liar this time?

Read also an interesting revelation of Gerakan Anti PKR on Riong Kali’s inter-twined busines dealings, which involve a ‘sticky’ neighbour.

*Updated 200pm Saturday 16 January 2010

Apparently, the rumour about Riong Kali is working together with former-abuse-of-power-convict Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim is true. They met in London recently and former PKR leader and Anwar’s aide Anuar Shaari confirmed this.

NST again has the story:

 

‘Coy’ leader revealed Anwar, Kalimullah meeting

2010/01/15

 

KUALA LUMPUR: The purported meeting between Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and businessman Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan in London was revealed by a prominent leader in the party, said Anuar Shaari. The former political aide to Anwar said the leader, one of the pioneer members in PKR, told him about the alleged meeting as he was disappointed with Anwar’s way of leading the party.

“He (the leader) is still with PKR because he believes the party can fight for justice in the country,” said Anuar yesterday.

When pressed for details of the leader, Anuar refused to answer as he “respected the leader’s plea to remain anonymous”.

He also denied that the purported meeting was hearsay.

“It (the meeting) did happen. We just do not know what they had discussed.”

The purported meeting had been a hot topic in the blogo-sphere for the past few weeks and was picked up by the mainstream media when Umno supreme council member Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi called on Anwar to explain.

Anwar and Kalimullah were alleged to have funded fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, who is now believed to be residing in Kalimullah’s apartment in London.

However, Kalimullah had on Thursday issued a statement, strongly denying all allegations against him in the blogs and the newspapers.

Kalimullah said he was in Malaysia on Nov 7 last year and had neither met Anwar nor had any relationship with Raja Petra.

Anuar said it was not surprising if the opposition leader was funding Raja Petra in Britain as they were close friends in Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

“In fact, Raja Petra was the one who initiated the “Free Anwar Campaign” on the Internet when Anwar was detained in 1998.”

Anuar said many PKR members did not know about the relationship between Anwar and Raja Petra or the purported meeting, until the issue came out in the media.

On Thursday, Puad called for a police investigation into the alleged meeting and urged Anwar to come clean.

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Its so clear that the trio are liars.

It is also unfortunate that even at this point, Riong Kali is still latching on PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s name and the latter’s untimely retirement from Premiership is attributed to the former’s doings.

 

 

Published in: on January 15, 2010 at 14:12  Comments (10)  
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