Ugly, Filthy Way

Former political secretary to Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Matthias Chang, lambasted his former Boss on the recent most attempt to ‘political coup’ to use the upcoming Parliament sitting to oust Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin.

Matthias Chang:

Dear Good People (MP)

We have arsehole politicians still lusting for power doing their utmost to topple our PM and bring chaos to the country.

Bluntly, I will say they are all a bunch of filthy scumbags!

Shafee Apdal’s motion for a resolution of confidence is for all intent and purposes a No Confidence motion against PM.

Tun M using the backdoor vehicle of Apdal’s (why they like to play the backside), is desperately trying to show that he can command more confidence than PM.

IT SHOWS THAT THE ARSEHOLE LAWYERS, JUDGES (RETIRED OR CURRENT) AND WHOSOEVER ADVISING BY THE BACKDOOR, ARE NOT CONFIDENT OF A MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST PM SUCCEEDING (BEING A NEGATIVE AND AN INSULTING TACTIC). ARROGANCE!

SO, BY COUCHING A MOTION OF CONFIDENCE FOR A IRRELEVANT POLITICIAN WHO HAS EXCEEDED HIS SHELF LIFE (EXPIRED) THEY ARE MERELY PLAYING ON INFANTILE EMOTIONS THAT MPs SHOULD GIVE FACE TO A “HAS BEEN”.

BUT THIS MAN (WHOSE POLITICAL SHELF-LIFE HAS EXPIRED) COULD NOT EVEN BE BOTHERED TO SAVE OUR LIVES, AS EVIDENT BY HIS SPEECH REGARDING THE USELESS RM20 BILLION STIMULUS. NOT A WORD ON SAVING OUR LIFE AND DEFEATING COVID 19.

THIS IS THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE PH GOONS STILL LUSTING FOR POWER.

HATE TO SAY IT. THIS IS THE UGLY, FILTHY WAY IN WHICH A SET OFF MALAY LEADERS ARE WILLING TO LAUNCH A COUP FOR THEIR SELFISH POWER INTERESTS AGAINST A MALAY LEADER FIGHTING FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AND TO UPLIFT THE MALAYS, BEING THE MAJORITY ARE SUFFERING MASSIVE UNEMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL DEVASTATION.

Champions, these scumbags are not, but TRAITORS TO THEIR OWN RACE, RELIGION, CULTURE AND COUNTRY.

MAY THEY ROT IN HELL.

MATTHIAS

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The message through socmed platform is after the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat Tan Sri Mohamad Arif Md Yusof replied a letter by Sabah Chief Minister who is also MP for Semporna Dato Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal’s request for a motion to challenge Prime Minister Muhyiddin’s appointment.

At the moment, the Government operates without having to pander into the intricacies of democracy which in the times of crisis, works and quite effective.
 
Allowing the ramblings and childish bickering of democratic debates in this juncture of global crisis would hinder all the efforts of everything concentrated on survival mode.
 
It is interesting that it is believed an MP wrote in for a motion of that MP of Langkawi still command the confidence of the majority of the House, in the upcoming sitting.
 
The latter is the same MP who irresponsibly resigned as the Prime Minister on 24 Feb 2020 and the compulsive dissolution the previous Government, as part of his dark game of politics.
 
This is not at all the ‘Parliamentary and Electoral Reforms’ that were promised in Pakatan Harapan’s Manifesto is constructive and bring the nation forward but pandering into it would drag Her into far complicated game of politics and cyclical politicking by unscrupulous politicians.
 
However, if this is another cunning political game by Dr Mahathir to strategically strengthen the position of Prime Minister Muhyiddin and eventually as a quid pro quo for getting him back into centre-field of politics and absolve the former from the mistakes the past four years, generally dominated by the Malays, then it is truly “Ugly, Filthy Way”.

 

Published in: on May 7, 2020 at 18:11  Leave a Comment  

The Prize of PHantomette

Permodalan Nasional Bhd performed very poorly, even before the global economic crisis due the Covid-19 pandemic and the stewardship should do the right thing and own up.

The EdgeMarket story:

PNB’s net income fell 37% in 2019; expects payout from its funds to remain ‘competitive’ this year

Ahmad Naqib Idris/theedgemarkets.com
May 04, 2020 17:24 pm +08

KUALA LUMPUR (May 4): Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), whose net income fell 36.7% year-on-year in 2019 due to moderation in global economy amid geopolitical developments, expects to maintain competitive returns across its funds this year despite current turbulent conditions.

Its gross income in 2019 contracted by 25.6% to RM15.1 billion from RM20.3 billion a year earlier, and its net income fell to RM10.7 billion from RM16.9 billion. It disbursed RM13.2 billion in income distribution and bonuses to its unit holders in the year under review, 12% lower than the RM15 billion it paid out in 2018.

PNB group chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz acknowledged the challenges that have arisen given the weak market due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and said the fund’s ability to perform will depend on several factors, namely the absence of another wave of the virus, the implementation of announced policies, the addressing of the issues related to SMEs and rising unemployment, and how quickly consumer spending would pick up.

“Of course, the performance of the companies that we are invested in is important. They are an important part of our effectiveness in being able to generate income and there are actions to be taken to raise the potential of these investments,” she said during PNB’s first-ever virtual press briefing today.

PNB president and group chief executive Jalil Rasheed said the environment is changing rapidly, and that “there will be weaker numbers ahead”, as the fund is mindful that it will be recording weaker earnings this year, given the conditions.

This will impact PNB’s income stream in terms of dividends from its portfolio companies, he said, but added that the fund is eyeing to enhance the potential of the companies under its portfolio through a proposed stewardship framework.

“The idea is to make these companies leaner with better capital management,” he said.

While dividend income will likely be affected, Jalil stressed that PNB has consistently delivered competitive dividends for all of its 14 funds since its inception.

“We always strive to exceed the 12-month fixed deposit rate and have always maintained our conservative stance and to not take excessive risks,” he said.

Diversification to continue
Given the challenging conditions, PNB will continue to diversify its asset base across a range of asset classes to avoid concentration risk, as the current weak global market has opened up opportunities for acquisition of quality stocks at cheaper valuations.

Jalil said global conditions have not deterred the fund from investing overseas as PNB will continue to diversify across geographies as well, although it will have to keep an eye on the strength of the ringgit.

“We see opportunities in markets like this. What will determine our overseas deployment is the strength and weakness of the Malaysian ringgit. If it reaches a point where it becomes too expensive for us to deploy, we may have to slow down our deployment.

“We have done our analysis internally to determine the range at which we could further deploy funds into the international market and at which point we need to scale that back a bit,” he said.

As at end-2019, PNB’s global exposure stood at 8.5% versus 3.3% in the preceding year. The fund is targeting to increase this to 30% by 2022.

Of its global investments, 70% were public equity investments at end-2019, with 14% real estate, 4% private investments and 12% cash.

Diversification is also one of the key areas under its new “Focus 4” strategic plan for 2020 to 2022, which aims to streamline its previous initiatives under STRIVE-15, create value among its portfolio companies, and enhance risk management and organisational transformation.

AUM continued to grow in 2019
PNB’s assets under management (AUM) continued to grow in 2019, despite the economic headwinds and geopolitical developments that resulted in a volatile and uncertain year.

Its AUM breached the RM300 billion mark to reach RM312 billion — compared with RM298.5 billion in 2018 — with units in circulation increasing by 73% to reach 254 billion as at end-2019.

With the RM13.2 billion payout it made last year, its cumulative income distribution stood at RM200 billion for all 14 funds since inception.

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This far worse performance when Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar was the Chairman of the largest unit trust agency for the Bumiputera.

Wahid, a chartered accountant by profession, previously served as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for economic affairs and Group President of Maybank.

Maybank is the largest banking group and PNB is the majority shareholder.

At the time of Wahid’s departure, the present Chairman Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz was a member of the Council of Eminent Persons aka Majlis Orang-Orang Tua.

Not quite a year later Rahman left PNB.

The fruits of Wahid as the Chairman and Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad as the President of the Group enabled PNB to deliver the biggest payout to unit trust holders in history.

PNB’s assets under management (AUM) grew to RM276.5b under the duo.

Although the former Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Zeti as the Chairman announced that PNB as Group would be transformed, the performance proven otherwise.

The payout for 2019 despite before the global economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, warrants the competency of Zeti as the Chairman of the group.

The honourable step for Zeti is to head for the door and take her last elevator ride down from the iconic building at 201-A Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

However, what is more honourable is for the former Media Adviser to the Prime Minister and one time Tokoh Wartawan Negara Dato’ Abdul Kadir Jasin to comment on PNB’s poor performance under Zeti.

Kadir was very critical of Wahid then and event recently when the latter is appointed the Chairman of Bursa Malaysia.

For the record, Kadir is an active Supreme Council member of PPBM when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the Seventh Prime Minister and incepted the Majlis Orang-Orang Tua.

Published in: on May 4, 2020 at 23:50  Comments (1)  

Pumping the Petrol

The last two months must have been like a non stop hurricane and cyclone back-to-back one after another for the oil and gas sector, having too many variables and vitality.





Let’s start with the global crude oil price.

Brent crude price for 52weeks

The global Brent crude oil price shed almost 75% within a year. A steep bearish curve the last quarter.

It’s a combined and compounding effect of over production by Russia and Saudi Arabia and the global Covid-19 pandemic, which saw the drastic drop in consumer demand for petrol.

The national oil corporation, Petronas, is not spared.

Petronas recently issued fresh mid-to-long term bonds into the global equity market. It is quite easy to speculate for this draw down of RM26b instruments.

The previous administration of Seventh Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, it was said within two years Petronas paid the Federal Government to the sum of RM106b in royalty, dividend, special dividends and prepayments. The poor fiscal management within the two years of Pakatan Harapan compounded by bad policies, decision making and execution.

Upon winning XIV GE and taking over the Federal Government, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s administration cancelled the consumer tax or GST, which left the Federal Government revenue impaired by RM46b.

Hence, the Federal Government broke the Petronas ‘piggy Bank’ for any deficit of public spending.

The global demand has dropped from 95mil barrels per day to 20mil barrels per day. Now that the bearish global demand for oil mismatched the production, Petronas plans to reduce their own capacity.

New Straits Times story:

Petronas shuts down 14 projects until oil price recovers

April 24, 2020 @ 10:07am

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is said to have reduced the number of its fully active rigs from 18 to four since oil price began dropping late last year.

The national oil company had shut down or warm-stacked 14 projects until oil price recovers to break even levels, an industry publication reported, quoting sources.

Warm-stacking involves temporarily shutting down operations but maintaining minimal activity as a cost-saving measure.

“Petronas is unable to maintain its operation at the current price because its rigs are mainly in deepwater, which are more expensive to run,” the report said, putting the break even level at around US$70 a barrel.

Petronas did not respond to the New Straits Times’ queries at press time.

Petronas’ purported cost-cutting measure reflects the sentiments of the global oil and gas industry.

In the past few months, oil prices had plummeted from nearly US$100 a barrel to under US$20 a barrel now.

Consequently, oil majors have made substantial budget cuts on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Saudi-Russia price war that has sent the oil prices, particularly the US’ crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI), down to historic lows.

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad Energy recently said new deepwater projects currently under evaluation by operators in Southeast Asia were likely to face delays.

Rystad said the Limbayong project in Malaysia, Abadi in Indonesia, Shew Yee Htun in block A6 in Myanmar and the Kelidang Cluster in Brunei, were all considered to be at risk in the current oil price environment.

Petronas previously stated that it would strive to maintain its domestic capital expenditure (capex) programme of RM26 billion-RM28 billion this year, while cutting the overseas capex.

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Petronas is likely to lose RM31b from the sharp decline of global crude oil price.

FMT story:

Analyst sees RM31 billion lost this year from dip in crude oil prices

Robin Augustin – April 22, 2020 10:00 AM

PETALING JAYA: An analyst in the oil and gas sector warns that Malaysia may lose some RM31 billion in revenue this year due to the low price of crude oil, which continues to be buffeted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Renato Lima de Olivera, an assistant professor at the Asia School of Business, said the complicating factor for Malaysia is its mature basin and higher production costs compared with producers in the Middle East.

“While most Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) can still profitably extract oil at US$20 per barrel, many other countries will see their exploration activity come to a halt,” he told FMT.

He was commenting on US oil prices which rebounded above zero yesterday, a day after West Texas Intermediate futures closed at -US$37.63.

Olivera attributed the low oil prices to the drop in demand for the commodity in the transport sector due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

“About 60% of global oil consumption is in the transportation sector but now, mobility has been restricted as countries adopt lockdown measures.”

And because production has continued at a time when there is little demand, Olivera said the cost of storing oil had increased.

“To clear storage space, prices went negative. Even with Opec members agreeing to cut production by 10 million barrels per day, which is a 10% reduction from the 100 million barrels consumed globally per day, there is still an excess of oil produced as demand has dropped by almost 30%.”

The oil is stored in tankers which are now reaching full capacity. Olivera said even if demand recovers, prices will remain depressed due to the excess oil in storage.

He said this would have a “sizeable impact” on Malaysia as a net oil exporter which benefits from high oil prices.

He noted previous estimates by the finance ministry that a US$1 drop in oil prices would cost the country RM300 million in revenue.

“Petronas, as a 100%-owned national oil company with sizeable international presence, is hurt by low oil prices. With less revenue, it becomes more challenging to make the same amount of capital expenditures and pay dividends to the government.”

Naturally, he said, the oil and gas supply chain would also be affected, which could see job losses and a reduction in economic activity created by capital investments.

He said his analysis showed that if prices remained under US$30 per barrel, fiscal revenue from oil and gas could drop by US$7.1 billion (RM31.2 billion).

On how long these low prices would last, Olivera said in the short term it would depend on the lifting of travel restrictions implemented by countries around the world due to Covid-19.

“The faster the economy returns to normal with people travelling, the better for the oil industry.

“In the medium to long term, the price of oil will be pressured by the energy transition and the efforts by Opec countries to regain the market share lost to unconventional oil producers.”

He said Putrajaya might need to consider the possibility that low prices would be the “new normal” and step up efforts to diversify revenue sources and invest in innovations to reduce domestic production costs.

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak economist Barjoyai Bardai said the price of oil would likely only recover above the US$50 mark next year.

Like Olivera, he expects companies linked to the industry to see high rates of unemployment.

Even after the movement control order is lifted, Barjoyai said the consumption of petrol would probably not increase by a drastic amount as people would still be subject to social distancing rules, and would reduce the need for non-essential travel.

“Putrajaya will need to reinvent the economy, shifting from traditional revenue sources and ditching old spending habits.

“The country cannot go back to the way it used to be. The world will have changed after Covid-19, and we must be ready for that world,” he said.

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Despite all that, Federal Government is expected to milk Petronas further as the RM20b in cash has to be raised to fund the Economic Stimulus Package announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin exactly four weeks ago.

Bloomberg story:

Petronas mulls bigger dividend to fund stimulus package

Bloomberg – April 24, 2020 11:04 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: State oil company Petronas is considering raising this year’s dividend to help the government fund its nearly US$60 billion stimulus package, according to people familiar with the matter.

Petronas, or Petroliam Nasional Bhd, could increase the payout by as much as RM10 billion (US$2.3 billion), said one of the people, who asked not to be named as the information is private. The company had earlier announced that it would pay RM24 billion in dividend this year.

A higher payout would help Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin fund the government’s RM260 billion stimulus package, which is aimed at shoring up an economy that’s struggling with the impact of the pandemic and a crash in oil prices.

Even with the stimulus, the central bank expects gross domestic product to shrink as much as 2% or grow up to 0.5% this year

Deliberations on the dividend increase are still ongoing, the people said. Any additional dividends, which is subject to approval of the board, will need to take into account factors including funding requirements for operations and ability to service debts and other obligations, a representative for Petronas said in an emailed response to Bloomberg News.

Petronas was asked to pay RM54 billion of dividend last year, including a RM30 billion one-time special payment, as the government struggled to narrow the budget deficit after revising its consumer tax policy.

The payout increase this year would come after the company sold US$6 billion of bonds this month, the biggest offering by a company in Asia in 2020.

Fitch Ratings revised its outlook of Petronas to negative, from stable, while affirming its A- rating on April 14. The state oil firm had cash holdings of RM123 billion against total debt of around RM55 billion at end-2019, and the government is expected to support the company in maintaining a healthy credit profile due to its importance to state revenue, Fitch said in the report.

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So many is very concerned with Petronas. This include former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s Political Secretary Matthias Chang.

It is interesting to note since changing of the guards on 29 February 2020, there is no movement of key and strategic personalities in the National oil corporation.

This include one of the Directors, who is believed to be a closet political blogger and Facebook account operator, notorious for his vile and venomous attacks against dissenters.

It is time for Prime Minister Muhyiddin to ‘plug the leak’, from the nation’s most treasured well.

Petronas has to have a comprehensive restructuring. A new business model and structure has to be introduced.

The assets and borrowings have to be restructured. Everything has to be rationalised and the operations and projects have to reflect and be planned based on the rationalisation program.

It includes getting new people in, especially to fit the short and long term agenda of the nation, and the ‘new normal’.

The transparency in stories like this ‘shutdown of projects’ is necessary. The market needs to understand the recovery of the investment in the over RM100b project at the South East tip of Johor, RAPID.

The massive investment by Petronas, co-owned by Saudi Aramco is designed to produce 300,000 bpd.

The market is already edgy with so many uncertainties.

Published in: on April 25, 2020 at 17:08  Leave a Comment  

Blood in dire

Despite the extraordinary good work of the Malaysian healthcare system and frontiers, other ordinary Malaysians could be part of the work in the preservation of lives now a global humanity crisis by giving blood.

The National Blood Bank is 40% short for the month of March 2020, compared to corresponding period in the previous year.

The Star story:

National Blood Bank urges public to donate blood


PETALING JAYA: The National Blood Centre appeals to the public to urgently donate blood, as the Covid-19 outbreak has caused a reduction in the number of donors.

National Blood Centre director Dr Noryati Abu Amin said that the movement control order (MCO) had understandably led to blood donation activities being affected, with scheduled donation campaigns cancelled.

She said that blood donations were mostly being carried out at fixed donation sites for the centre as well as in the respective state and district hospital Blood Banks.

She said that while the centre had adequate blood stock and was able to supply hospitals for urgent transfusions, the stock in other blood banks may not be as good as at the centre.

“In order to maintain a safe, sufficient and accessible blood supply in the face of widespread disease, blood donors are requested to come forward and donate regularly at our centres or the nearest state or district hospital blood banks to ensure the continuous supply to meet transfusion needs of patients in the hospitals, ” she told The Star.

“Blood has a short shelf life and must be continually replenished. Blood donors must be healthy, feeling well and free of respiratory illness symptoms to be eligible to donate, ” she added.

Dr Noryati said that blood donation services nationwide are still operating as usual during the MCO as blood transfusion is one of the essential services under the Health Ministry.

“Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give blood. Blood donors are not at risk of contracting Covid-19 through the blood donation process

“Similarly, no cases of transfusion-transmission were ever reported for the other two coronaviruses that emerged during the past two decades (SARS and MERS-CoV), ” she said, adding that blood donation is a medical procedure done in accordance with strict infection control precautions.

She added that routine blood donor screening measures that are already in place are designed to prevent individuals with respiratory and other infections from donating blood.

Dr Noryati also said they have implemented additional precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in their premises to ensure safety of donors and staff

“Only healthy donors without any symptoms of cough, fever, flu or difficulty in breathing, as well as no travel history to countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Italy or Iran within the last 28 days can donate.

“Donors should not have any close contact with any individual found positive for COVID-19 within the last 28 days.

“Donors who have recovered from COVID-19 infection can donate blood 28 days after complete recovery, ” she said.

Prospective donors are welcomed to donate at:

Pusat Darah Negara Jalan Tun Razak

Monday – Friday7.30am to 8pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8am to 6pm

Pusat Darah Negara Donation Suite, Midvalley Mall

Monday – Friday10am to 5pm

Puspanita Donation Suite, Presint 10, Putrajaya

Tuesday – Friday10am to 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 6pm

Further information, including fixed donation sites in other states, can be found at the Pusat Darah Negara website, www.pdn.gov.my, as well as on the PDN Facebook page.

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Although the focus is on illness and management towards Covid-19, other life threatening procedures have to be undertaken.

This requires a lot of blood. The blood in the National Blood Bank would be depleted into an alarming stage as lesser donors step forward since the MCO has been enforced and this trend is expected to continue even after the third phase of MCO is lifted by 28 April 2020.

This is because it is expected the NBB receives lesser blood donors in the Ramadhan fasting month.

28 April would the fifth day of Ramadhan 1441H.

If the third phase of MCO is lifted, then three weeks later the entire highway and road networks system would witness the movement of Malaysians, especially for the Hari Raya Aidil Fithri celebrations.

Preparations should be made for this.

Able Malaysians ought to stand up literally offer their hand in this massive operation to preserve lives.

As a qualifier, Blood donation should be done at NBB’s designated centres and strict MCO protocols should be observed.

#kitajagakita

Published in: on April 12, 2020 at 12:22  Leave a Comment  

Surviving the Storm

Presidential Council Friday 21 Feb 2020

It was a well played evening Stormy of political poker by Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, still keeping his win for a little while longer.

The constellation is that the wool have been pulled under their eyes whilst his card partners of marriage-of-(un)holy-Union-of-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows still walked away with clothes on their back.

Joceline Tan’s weekly analysis this morning provided of near perfect status the PH Politburo, who and where they are.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s brilliant play to stretch his seat in power is only ‘by the way’.

It is not reflective of expectation of the grassroots supporters and members, especially their dismay on the progress of reforms towards ‘Malaysia Bahru’.

It is interesting how Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is able to stretch this longer.

The Cabinet reshuffle is now on the next agenda. It’s three months short of two years of the thumping mandate the rakyat gave PH, but since taking over a well-oiled nation in mother, almost everything is cranking either at digression trajectory or reduced to near idle.

No quarters within the pockets of the nation did not suffer. Civil servants, business community, retail and petty entrepreneurs, farmers and agrobased industry, services are not spared.

Public sector borrowing his growing. The economy is shrinking. Economic growth curve has started to go down against the earlier projection.

The stock market already lost RM350b in market capitalisation. There is an increase in the trend of job losses and worse still, 400,000 graduates are unemployed.

In short, the whole country is not doing good.

Politics is a circus of mumbo jumbo, where senior Malaysian Govt officials especially the Ministers taken daily turn to clown themselves.

On top of that, the confidence and trust for the those at the top of law enforcement agencies is dwindling at an alarming rate.

What is interesting, each component of the pyramid of political structure of the Malaysian Government aka Pakatan Harapan, is having their own turmoil.

It is the true reflection that this Government of ‘Malaysia Bahru’ which was born from a series of political manipulation, lies and slander, is hanging by the threads and very brittle.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir exploited all these variables to stretch his conniving means and wit to remain in power without a proper succession in plan in place.

Hence, the vector, destination and objective of this huge economic vessel of ‘Malaysia Bahru’ is still hazy, as she brave the stormy darkest nights with incompetent officers.

Unless there is an internal change quite soon, ‘Malaysia Bahru’ is selling into oblivion.

Change, as in Cabinet reshuffle, would not go down too well amongst those in the Politburo. The most explosive would be the reassignment of Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinism Lim Guan Eng out of Treasury and Anthony Loke out of Transport.

In the first place, there is not much room to work with current personalities to be moved around. That would start another round of storm in a tea cup.

Imagine, some dropped and some others brought in. The storm would now be multidimensional as even the seats for grabs in the current party election, is rocking the boat.

Like party-hoppers Mustapha Mohamad and Gamzah Zainuddin be brought in.

Other expected moves include PKR Deputy President Azmin Mohamed Ali and his leadership faction leave PKR but remained in Cabinet.

Hence, the procedure of emergency should be observed closely

Brace. Brace. Brace.

Published in: on February 23, 2020 at 11:30  Leave a Comment  

A game of Risk

As a very seasoned player of the Parker Brother’s strategic board game of ‘Risk’ Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad used a combination of strategies ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ and deception apart from his usual strategic thinking of Nicolo Machiavelli’s ‘Divide and Rule’ for the objective his seat and stop the tide.

Malaysiakini story:

Dr M digesa tetapkan tarikh, Bersatu beri amaran keluar PH

11:02 tengahari (Dikemaskini 11:14 tengahari)Kow Gah Chie & Zikri Kamarulzaman  |  BeritaA A

Meskipun ketika sidang medianya semalam Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad dilihat tersenyum mengumumkan bahawa Majlis Presiden PH sebulat suara bersetuju membenarkan beliau membuat keputusan bagi peralihan jawatan perdana menteri, tetapi difahamkan mesyuarat itu tegang.

Tiga sumber dari kedua belah pihak mengesahkan kepada Malaysiakini bahawa PH terutama daripada Amanah dan DAP menggesa Dr Mahathir menetapkan tarikh bagi menyerahkan kuasa kepada Presiden PKR, Anwar Ibrahim.

Bagaimanapun, pemimpin Bersatu dalam mesyuarat tersebut dikatakan telah memberi amaran bahawa Bersatu akan mempertimbangkan keluar PH sekiranya mereka terus menekan Dr Mahathir. 

Berikutan kemenangan sejak pilihan raya umum lepas, PH dan sekutunya Warisan mempunyai 138 kerusi di Dewan Rakyat.

Jika Bersatu keluar, PH akan kehilangan 26 kerusi, meninggalkan kerajaan dengan hanya 112 kerusi.

Sekiranya sebahagian ahli parlimen PKR yang menyokong Dr Mahathir turut keluar PH, kerajaan akan jatuh.

Bagaimanapun, dua sumber yang rapat dengan pemimpin dalam mesyuarat itu berkata, Presiden Amanah Mohamad Sabu, atau lebih dikenali sebagai Mat Sabu, tidak gentar dengan amaran dari pemimpin Bersatu yang berkata mereka akan keluar PH.

“Mat Sabu dengan tegas jawab, kami tak ada masalah, puluh tahun dah kami jadi pembangkang dan disambut dan disokong padu wakil DAP,” kata sumber itu.

Satu-satunya pemimpin Bersatu yang mengambil pendirian diplomatik ialah Muhyiddin Yassin, yang mencadangkan supaya isu peralihan kuasa diserahkan untuk dibincangkan antara Anwar dan Dr Mahathir.

Pada mesyuarat semalam juga, Timbalan Presiden PKR Mohamed Azmin Ali, yang kini dilhat tidak sehaluan dengan Anwar, dikatakan memberikan sokongan agar Dr Mahathir dikekalkan sehingga habis penggal.

“Dia (Azmin) pun keluarkan cadangan untuk Tun (Dr Mahathir) kekal sepenggal,” kata salah satu sumber.

Menurut sumber ketiga yang berada dalam mesyuarat berkenaan, ketika para pemimpin berbalas hujah, Dr Mahathir tenang dan memberi sepenuh perhatian sepanjang mesyuarat itu.

“Dia tenang, dengar semua hujah…..dan berikan satu penyelesaian,” kata sumber.

Sumber itu turut menambah, Anwar kemudian cuba meredakan keadaan dengan meminta agar Dr Mahathir dibenarkan menentukan tarikh peralihan kuasa tersebut selepas Sidang Kemuncak Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (Apec) yang akan berakhir pada bulan November.

Pada sidang media selepas mesyuarat tersebut, Anwar – yang dilihat duduk sebelah Dr Mahathir – mengulangi pendiriannya.

“Saya cadang Tun (Dr Mahathir) diberi peluang mentadbir negara dan tetapkan bila masa yang sesuai.

“Sementara itu saya kena bersabar,” katanya.

Selepas mesyuarat tersebut, Azmin sambil tersenyum berkata: “(Saya) senyum kerana perdana menteri tegas dalam menjamin kestabilan ekonomi dan politik.”

Sementara itu, pemimpin veteran DAP Lim Kit Siang enggan memberikan ulasan apabila diminta pemberita.

Meskipun Anwar telah mengumumkan kedudukannya, namun ia tidak memberi jaminan bahawa penyokong Anwar akan berhenti menggesa Dr Mahathir melepaskan jawatan perdana menteri itu, genap dua tahun tempoh pemerintahannya.

Dr Mahathir sebelum ini pernah berkata beliau memerluka dua hingga tiga tahun sebagai perdana menteri. Dr Mahathir juga sebelum ini berulang kali menegaskan akan menyerahkan kuasa selepas Apec, tempoh selepas Apec yang dimaksudkannya.

Pada pilihan raya umum lalu, PH bersetuju melantik Dr Mahathir sebagai pemimpin dengan syarat beliau kemudian akan menyerahkan kuasa kepada Anwar yang ketika itu masih berada di dalam penjara.

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It is a Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir classic.

The room in the (un)holy-marriage-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows is getting tighter to breathe. The crack is getting bigger.

Consider Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is to do a Cabinet reshuffle quite soon and Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinism Lim Guan Eng is dropped as a Minister of Finance and Anthony Loke is dropped as a Minister of Transport.

There might be an implosion within PH.

Coupled with how PKR leadership itself is disunited and the crack is getting bigger, it is all to favourable for a change in the formula of leadership.

This shall nicely pave the way for the rebel alliance. It is a perfect opportunity for Muafakat Nasional to strengthen and fortify its position.

All hands on deck, ready follow orders when there is slight advantage in the weather, wind or time.

Especially UMNO. The ongoing nationwide annual meetings of Branches and Divisions should be focusing on weapon and ammunition (issues) to take into battle instead of bickering amongst themselves and using opportunity to do mud slinging.

Time is of the essence.

One of the winning factors in playing ‘Risk’ it’s not just a numbers game but the timing and route to utilise the number of forces to be mobilised for the objective.

That strategy must try to be guised so that the pave to do objective is obstructed only by a minimal force and lesser the cost, it would be better in the retention of territory.

Published in: on February 22, 2020 at 11:45  Leave a Comment  

The botched bully of Precinct 9

It is abundantly clear of late, the Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), which is supposed to be an independent law enforcement agency against graft, has be relegated and adulterated as a political tool and serving vengeance.

Example is former Deputy UMNO President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, currently undergoing trial of 43 charges of combined money laundering, CBT and corruption charges.

It is very interesting on the details of day-to-day prosecution presenting their cases and the witnesses they have put on the stand.

One chemist found that the so called cheques signed by Dr Zahid making payments using his personal Yayasan Budi Foundation, was stamped instead of handwritten.

The Directors of Datasonic Digital Bhd ambited on stand the monies they passed to Dr Zahid was not a ‘bribe’.

Two other Directors of two separate firms also admitted the monies they passed to legal firm Lewis & Co, is a trustee for Yayasan Akal Budi, is for charity.

Specifically, for building mosque.

A one stop centre visa processing firm Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd’s contract was not extended by the way of the Home Minister but the Prime Minister.

The Director of the firm attested that RM2million in three cheques written in the name of Lewis & Co, was for charity.

The Malaysiakini story:

Kes Zahid: Minit dari Najib sebab penilaian semula Profound Radiance – saksi

20 Feb 2020, 3:04 petang (Dikemaskini 20 Feb 2020, 4:57 petang)M Fakhrull Halim  |  BeritaA A

Sepucuk surat mengandungi minit (catatan) bekas perdana menteri, Najib Razak merupakan ‘pencetus’ kepada penilaian semula terhadap syarikat Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd (PRSB), setelah lantikannya sebagai pengendali pusat sehenti (OSC) permohonan visa di Bangladesh, dibatalkan pada 2015.

Hal itu diakui oleh bekas setiausaha bahagian hal ehwal imigresen Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) Shahril Ismail, ketika pemeriksaan balas oleh peguam bela Ahmad Zaidi Zainal di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Shahril ialah saksi ke-37 perbicaraan kes rasuah, pengubahan wang haram dan pecah amanah (CBT) dana Yayasan Akalbudi membabitkan bekas timbalan perdana menteri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zaidi merujuk Shahril dengan surat rayuan terhadap pembatalan tersebut dari PRSB kepada Najib pada November 2015, yang dicatit dengan minit dari Najib untuk Zahid berbunyi “bersetuju diberi peluang jika tiada kesalahan dilakukan’’.

Zaidi: Itulah (minit dari Najib) yang cetuskan (trigger) seluruh senario ini, seluruh keterangan kamu hari ini?

Shahril: Ya. 

Setelah penialain semula, PRSB dilantik sebagai pengendali perkhidmatan OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal, berkuat kuasa 15 Jun 2016.

Dalam pernyataaan saksinya, Shahril memberitahu lantikan PRSB sebagai pengendali OSC yang berperanan memproses permohonan visa Malaysia bagi warga asing di Bangladesh, dibatalkan berkuat kuasa 11 November 2015 memandangkan tiada sebarang operasi dijalankan PRSB di situ. 

Susulan pembatalan itu, pengarah PRSB, Azlan Shah Jaffril menulis surat rayuan kepada perdana menteri pada 12 November 2015, dan mendapat minit berkenaan pada surat rayuannya, manakala dua surat rayuan turut ditulis kepada Zahid pada 2016, turut diminit oleh Zahid sendiri pada salah satu surat berkenaan. 

“Saya tidak tahu bagaimanakah pihak PRSB boleh memperoleh surat berminit tersebut. Terdapat minit daripada Zahid kepada saya yang menyatakan ‘sila berbincang dengan saya dan lihat minit dari YAB PM (perdana menteri) dan beri penjelasan kepada saya mengenai kedudukan sebenar’,” katanya lagi.

Bagaimanapun semasa pemeriksaan balas oleh Zaidi, Shahril mengakui segala prosedur telah dipatuhi dalam lantikan baru PRSB di Nepal dan Pakistan, dan Zahid tidak ada memberi arahan spesifik untuk meluluskannya dengan melanggar prosedur.

Azlan (pengarah PRSB) yang turut hadir sebagai saksi ke-38 pula mengakui memberikan tiga keping cek bernilai RM2 juta- sekeping sebagai “political fund to TPM” (sumbangan politik kepada timbalan perdana menteri) dan “charity” (kebajikan) untuk dua keping lagi cek.

Cek yang ditujukan buat Lewis & Co itu diberikan sendiri kepada Zahid dalam tiga pertemuan berasingan, iaitu di pejabat TPM pada 2 Ogos 2017 (berjumlah RM300,000), di pejabat KDN pada 4 Januari 2018 (berjumlah RM1 juta), dan rumah Zahid pada 13 Febuari 2018 (berjumlah RM700,000).

“Zahid tidak pernah meminta kepada saya apa-apa sumbangan dan saya memberikan cek tersebut adalah merupakan sumbangan dari pihak Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd.

“[…] Saya menyerahkan sumbangan tersebut kepada Zahid kerana beliau pada ketika itu merupakan Menteri Dalam Negeri yang juga timbalan perdana menteri yang bertanggungjawab mencari dana untuk pilihan raya umum yang akan datang,” katanya dalam pernyataan saksinya.

Katanya, setelah menerima surat pembatalan PRSB pada 11 November, dia mendapatkan minit sokongan dari perdana menteri (surat bertarikh 12 November) dan dari menteri dalam negeri (surat bertarikh 27 Januari 2016 dan 19 Februari 2016).

Katanya, PRSB menerima surat lantikan melaksanakan OSC permohonan visa Malaysia di Nepal dan Pakistan pada 27 Jun 2016 dari KDN. 

Perbicaraan di hadapan Hakim Collin Lawrence Sequerah bersambung petang.

Semasa pemeriksaan balas oleh peguam bela Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, Azlan mengakui bahawa sumbangan diberikan secara sukarela tanpa diminta oleh Zahid, tidak diberikan secara korup, tidak diterima oleh Zahid secara korup, dan tidak diberikan sebagai habuan agar PRSB dilantik sebagai pengendali OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal. 

Zahid berdepan tiga pertuduhan menerima suapan dari Azlan (pertuduhan ke-16, 17, 18) membabitkan ketiga-tiga cek berkenaan, untuk melantik PRSB sebagai pengendali OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal, semasa beliau menjadi menteri dalam negeri pada 2017 dan 2018. 

Dalam pemeriksaan balas, ketika Zaidi membacakan ketiga-tiga pertuduhan tersebut kepadanya, Azlan menafikannya. 

Zaidi: Soalan saya, adakah tuduhan ini tepat, benar?

Azlan: Tidak.

Ketika diminta menjelaskan jawapannya itu dalam pemeriksaan semula oleh timbalan pendakwa raya Gan Peng Kun, Azlan menjelaskan, perkataan “suapan” yang digunakan dalam pertuduhan boleh ditafsirkan seolah-olah dia memberikan rasuah, sedangkan sumbangan itu diberikan setahun setengah selepas syarikatnya mendapat projek berkenaan. 

Gan: Sebelum kontrak diberikan kepada PRSB untuk mengoperasikan OSC, ada atau tidak cek-cek yang diberikan oleh Encik Azlan kepada Datuk Zahid dengan tujuan kebajikan? Ada tak?

Azlan: Tak ada. 

Perbicaraan di hadapan Hakim Collin Lawrence Sequerah, bersambung 2 Mac depan.

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All of these cases were prepared by MACC and then passed to the AGC.

When the prosecutors grilled some of witnesses on stand for admission under oath that they have given monies to Dr Zahid as a ‘bribes’, their stern response were “fitnah”.

The court has also heard that MACC put witnesses under duress to get an admission for the crime in the cautioned statement.

An example is Junaith Asharab Md Sharif’s 55th para of his signed statement made in MACC and later discrepancy found in the signed statement made for the DPP, isn’t true at all.

Zahid’s case has been this far presented in court as attempt for political assassination instead of process of justice being sought for a white collar crime.

Utter shameful for MACC.

Published in: on February 22, 2020 at 05:05  Leave a Comment  

Political agenda with false stories about education

There are several quarters casting doubt and even fabricate non religious at national schools, especially boarding school with the sinister intention to make the education syllabus liberal, for obvious liberalism and pluralism agenda.

FMT story

Heavy hand of religion disrupting studies at govt schools, say helpless parents

Nur Hasliza Mohd Salleh – January 21, 2020 8:36 AM20.2kShares

An over-emphasis on religious rituals has some Muslim parents in residential government schools worrying about their focus on studies. (Bernama file pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Parents and family members of children enrolled in reputable government residential schools are questioning what they view as an over-emphasis on religious practices that disrupt the pupils’ studies.

Many find that the practice of religious rituals and activities has reached a point that academic performance is affected.

These activities take up too much of the students’ time and energy, causing them to be tired and lethargic at regular classes and revision periods, they told FMT.

“As far as I’m concerned, we did not send our kids to a tahfiz or pondok school,” said Amir, father of a student who took the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination last year at a branch of the Mara Junior Science College, or MRSM in Johor.

Parents of other children in the same school told FMT that the situation is worse for those who will be sitting major public exams in Form 3 and Form 5.

They said students were frequently asked to attend compulsory sessions to perform congregational prayers, including non-obligatory rituals such as the solat tahajud, solat hajat and tazkirah, special prayers performed by Muslims in times of adversity.

For most of these prayer sessions, students are required to get up as early as 3am.

Complaints to the headmaster have been futile: the parents were told that the rituals were to get “blessings” and to ensure students obtained excellent results in the exams, thus elevating the status and the name of the school, Amir told FMT.

“But the school’s status won’t go up; they are competing on which school is more Islamic instead of being better academically,” he added.

Similar complaints of religious overtones and symbols in non-residential government schools have also arisen, in the midst of a continuing public debate over Malaysia’s polarised education system.

Many analysts and experts have expressed fears that national schools have ceased to be multiracial. There have also been calls for the government to work towards a single-stream school on grounds of fostering national unity.

Amir, 43, is also a product of MRSM. He said he was happy when his child received an offer to enrol at his old school, as he was convinced of its focus on high quality education.

An obsession with the supernatural

Another parent spoke of her daughter’s bizarre experience of her school’s obsession with the supernatural.

She told FMT that her daughter was told to attend a “ruqyah” session, in which Quranic verses are used to treat a sick person, as well as to cure from the possession of “bad jinns”.

Her offence was missing the Talaqqi, or Quranic pronunciation classes, because she had to attend extra classes in Biology.

“My daughter was accused of being too lazy to study (the Quran) and of having disturbances from jinns. So they told her to come for the ruqyah session. It’s simply unbelievable,” said the parent who wanted to remain anonymous.

She said the teacher had insisted that her daughter attend the Quranic recitation classes, even after being told that the biology teacher had requested that she be excused.

“In the end, my daughter dropped the Biology subject when sitting for SPM last year,” she said.

Amir is also aware of the Quranic recitation class, saying it is subject to an additional school fee of RM200.

FMT has learnt from other parents that Talaqqi classes after school were made mandatory for students from Form 1 to Form 4.

“If they don’t go, they’ll get punished. If they fail the exam, they have to retake the exam,” he said, adding that students who skip class or fail their exams will be asked to memorise verses of the Quran.

Haiqal was surprised when his niece told him of “illogical rules” at her school, such as a requirement that female students wear long pants under their long skirts, as well as gloves and long-sleeved T-shirts during sports and games.

Haiqal said he was told by school authorities that the requirement was to avert male gazes on female students.

“We didn’t have rules like these last time when we were in school, but we were still able to take care of ourselves and dress well to school,” said Haiqal, whose niece is enrolled in an MRSM school in Perak.

Amir also questioned the version of Islam being taught in the school.

He said students were taught to question many traditional Malay-Muslim practices as being bid’ah, or innovations in religion.

“When they go home to their families, they would even accuse family members of committing bid’ah through their religious practices,” he said. “Is this what the school administrators call ‘blessing’?”

FMT is awaiting a response from the schools involved and the education ministry.

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It is an obvious lie and the fabrication used to spin.

This is the PTA of MRSMs (Muafakat) response:

KENYATAAN MEDIA

Kami merujuk kepada sebuah artikel bertajuk “Ritual Agama Berlebihan Jejas Prestasi Murid, Keluh Ibu Bapa” tulisan Nur Hasliza Mohd Salleh (FMT News / 21 Januari 2020).

Kami telah meneliti tulisan tersebut dan berikut adalah penjelasan kepada 4 Dakwaan terhadap MRSM seperti yang dinyatakan dalam tulisan tersebut. Penjelasan Kami dibuat tanpa prejudis, secara objektif, berlandaskan fakta dan pengetahuan Kami selaku Pemimpin Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru MRSM (Badan Pemuafakatan Pendidikan MARA Malaysia @MUAFAKAT), dan melalui pengalaman Kami sebagai Ibu Bapa MRSM (bahkan ada di kalangan Kami adalah bekas Pelajar MRSM juga).

Dakwaan Pertama:

MRSM dipetik sebagai terlalu mementingkan amalan-amalan agama yang menganggu pelajaran. Kegiatan-kegiatan itu memakan terlalu banyak masa dan tenaga sehingga Pelajar jadi letih dan lesu di kelas atau masa mengulangkaji pelajaran. Pelajar diminta menghadiri sesi wajib Solat Berjemaah, serta ritual tidak wajib seperti Solat Tahajud, Solat Hajat dan Tazkirah, di mana mereka perlu bangun seawal 3 pagi.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, Solat Berjemaah yang diwajibkan di MRSM hanyalah Solat Subuh, Solat Maghrib, Solat Isya’ sahaja. Manakala Tazkirah pula diadakan antara waktu selepas Solat Maghrib dan sebelum Solat Isya’ sahaja. Pengisian Tazkirah pula bukan sahaja berkisarkan kepada keagamaan bahkan juga sesi motivasi, penerangan dan dialog bersama Penceramah Jemputan (termasuk Ibu Bapa dan Pentadbir MRSM itu sendiri). Selepas Solat Isya’, Pelajar MRSM menghadiri kelas ulangkaji pelajaran (9 – 11 malam, menurut ketetetapan MRSM masing-masing). Solat Tahajud dan Solat Hajat pula bukanlah rutin harian Pelajar MRSM. Ianya tidak berlaku setiap hari, sebaliknya bergantung kepada keperluan spesifik MRSM tersebut terutama menjelang Peperiksaan Utama seperti PT3/IGCSE/SPM, dan lazimnya dibuat apabila keesokan harinya adalah hari Cuti Minggu. Kami percaya dalam melaksanakan keperluan Solat Tahajud dan Solat Hajat sebegini, MRSM masing~masing tetap akan mendahulukan kebajikan Pelajarnya. Bahkan terdapat Pelajar MRSM yang mengambil kesempatan mendirikan Solat Duha’, atas inisiatif sendiri, semasa waktu rehat pagi.

MRSM, sejak penubuhannya pada tahun 1972, adalah antara institusi pengajian menengah berasrama penuh yang tertua di Malaysia. MRSM merupakan satu bentuk “Amanah Rakyat”, yang bangkit di bawah Akta MARA 1966, dan dipertanggungjawabkan di bahunya untuk melahirkan generasi yang bukan sahaja cemerlang akademiknya, bahkan juga cemerlang kerohaniannya. Cemerlang Akademik hanya dapat membuka minda, manakala kecemerlangan kerohanian/spiritual dapat membuka hati kerana generasi MRSM yang mampan adalah generasi yang dapat mempertimbangkan baik buruk sesuatu perkara melalui panduan minda dan hati secara bersesama. MRSM telah melahirkan lebih daripada 200,000 Pelajar MRSM yang kini telah berjaya dalam kehidupan dan kerjaya masing-masing hasil daripada sistem MRSM sedia ada. Sehubungan itu, Kita semua seharusnya bersetuju dan menyokong kenyataan bahawa jikalau kecemerlangan akademik dipupuk melalui proses pengajaran dan pembelajaran, maka kecemerlangan kerohanian/spiritual pula dipupuk melalui Solat Berjemaah, Tazkirah, Solat Tahajud dan Solat Hajat. Ianya bukan sekadar ritual semata-mata, sebaliknya platfom untuk Tawakal setelah Berusaha dan Berdoa. Ini juga selari dengan Rukun Negara kita yang pertama iaitu Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan.

Dakwaan Kedua:

MRSM dipetik sebagai obsesi terhadap kuasa ghaib sehinggakan seorang Pelajar Perempuannya diminta hadir ke sesi mengusir makhluk halus kerana dia tidak dapat menyertai kelas bacaan AlQuran kerana menghadiri kelas tambahan Biologi. Bahkan Pelajar Perempuan tersebut dituduh malas mengaji dan didakwa ada gangguan jin sehingga diruqyah Ustaz tersebut. Guru MRSM berkenaan tetap mahu Pelajar Perempuan tersebut menyertai kelas bacaan AlQuran, walaupun selepas Guru Biologi minta Pelajar Perempuan tersebut diberi pengecualian. Akhirnya, Pelajar tersebut telah menggugurkan subjek Biologi untuk SPM tahun 2019.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, perkara yang didakwa ini, sekiranya benar berlaku, adalah kejadian terpencil dan tidak mewakili semua MRSM. Setiap MRSM mempunyai MUAFAKAT selaku Badan yang mewakili Ibu Bapa dan Guru. Selaras dengan objektif penubuhannya, MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut sememangnya bersedia pada setiap masa untuk mewakili Ibu Bapa atau Guru menyampaikan sebarang aduan. Sewajarnya perkara ini dibawa ke pengetahuan MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut untuk remedi/pembetulan, dan tidak menunggu sehingga SPM telah tamat baru dibangkitkan perkara tersebut. Kami berpegang teguh kepada maxim bahawa tidak ada organisasi yang sempurna, dan penyelesaian kepada semua isu harus di meja perbincangan di mana MUAFAKAT akan bertindak sebagai Arbitrator. Mohon pihak yang mendakwa untuk tampil berbincang dengan pihak MUAFAKAT MRSM berkenaan supaya ada tindakan susulan.

Dakwaan Ketiga:

MRSM mengenakan bayaran tambahan RM 200 untuk Kelas Talaqqi yang didakwa wajib.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, Bahagian Pendidikan Menengah MARA selaku Penyelia MRSM Se Malaysia, tidak pernah mengeluarkan arahan pembayaran untuk Kelas Talaqqi/Mini Ulu Albab. Perkara yang didakwa ini, sekiranya benar berlaku, adalah kejadian terpencil dan tidak mewakili semua MRSM. Sekali lagi ditekankan bahawa setiap MRSM mempunyai MUAFAKAT selaku Badan yang mewakili Ibu Bapa dan Guru. Selaras dengan objektif penubuhannya, MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut sememangnya bersedia pada setiap masa untuk mewakili Ibu Bapa atau Guru menyampaikan sebarang aduan. Sewajarnya perkara ini dibawa ke pengetahuan MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut untuk remedi/pembetulan. Kami berpegang teguh kepada maxim bahawa tidak ada organisasi yang sempurna, dan penyelesaian kepada semua isu harus di meja perbincangan di mana MUAFAKAT akan bertindak sebagai Arbitrator.

Dakwaan Keempat:

MRSM mengenakan peraturan bahawa Pelajar Perempuan perlu memakai seluar panjang bawah kain baju kurung sekolah, kemeja T labuh ketika bersukan dan sarung tangan bagi mengelakkan Pelajar Lelaki melihat susuk tubuh Pelajar Perempuan.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, semua peraturan MRSM berkaitan cara berpakaian, kemasan rupa diri, hal ehwal disiplin dan sebagainya diterbitkan dalam Buku Perancangan Tahunan Pelajar. Cara berpakaian pula memadai memenuhi kesopanan dan kesusilaan. Maka tidak benar bahawa MRSM cuba berlebih-lebihan dan mengajar Pelajarnya cara untuk berpakaian bagi maksud kesopanan dan kesusilaan.

Semoga penjelasan Kami tersebut di atas yang dibuat tanpa prejudis, secara objektif, berlandaskan fakta dan pengetahuan Kami selaku Pemimpin Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru MRSM (Badan Pemuafakatan Pendidikan MARA Malaysia @MUAFAKAT), dan melalui pengalaman Kami sebagai Ibu Bapa MRSM dapat meneutralkan salahfaham dan kekeliruan yang timbul, dan menjernihkan kekeruhan yang melanda MRSM, yang terbit sama ada secara langsung atau tidak langsung daripada nukilan Wartawan tersebut di atas.

***+Kami boleh dihubungi melalui muafakatmaramalaysia@gmail.com (Untuk Perhatian: Dato’ Sayed Alfeizal bin Sayed Ahmad @Presiden, Badan Pemuafakatan Pendidikan MARA Malaysia) sekiranya penjelasan lanjut diperlukan untuk sebahagian atau keseluruhan kenyataan Kami tersebut di atas.

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Further investigation on the FMT story proven to be flawed.

Some parts of the report described, activities of an MRSM Ulul Albab. However, there is no such MRSM Ulul Albab in Johor or Melaka

As to wearing long pants and gloves for girls is something unheard of in MRSM.

If FMT is genuinely sincere in the story, it would be better for the report to name the school, so that proper investigations can be made.

As it is, it’ll remain “allegations” from one or two “helpless” person(s), which should be seen nothing less of a fabrication and attempt to spin and destroy the good name of the MRSM system.

The SOP in such cases is to get the Naziran & Inspectorate people go down to all the MRSMs in johor to get to the truth

Even Gerontocracy Prime Minister Who recently sacked the Minister of Education and assumed the role and responsibility lied about “now national schools are religious schools. Eg. Four periods daily they teach about Islam”.

The MRSM system was one of the early followthrough of then the newly instituted New Economic Policy, born from the need to have better socio-Political balance arisen from severe economic standing of different communities.

Then second Prime Minister Tun Hj Abdul Razak Hussein asked MARA to look into an experimental program so that under privileged children from the rural, taken away from the based into a boarding school which could quality education with special attention of math and science. The first MRSM enrolled it’s first experimental batch in 1972.

Then in 1979 after demonstrating several rounds of very good SPM/MCE results, MARA started to introduce pre-University matriculation in Science at MRSM.

MARA went on another step to introduce A Levels as a post SPM program at MRSM in 1985, which is 100% in English to cater for math, science, technology and humanities later in Universities in the United Kingdom.

MRSM Seremban’s pioneer A Levels program in 1987 received the global British Council award for the best centre outside United Kingdom.

There on, MARA infused a special tahfiz program at several MRSMs and call it MRSM Ulul Albab. The outcome of this project has been very favourable.

It is obvious there are quarters envious with all of these success stories and in their own skewed and sinister convoluted mind, starts to find ways to fiddle with it. Perhaps they have their own liberal interpretation how things should be, most likely bent towards their pro-western thought process.

Hence, the fabrication and skin.

Published in: on January 23, 2020 at 09:00  Leave a Comment  

“Balai, cerita…..!”

In the long standing of many myths about how former UMNO Vice President Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein wasn’t doing what he was expected to do, but went to do something opposite.

When Barisan Nasional failed to retained the Federal Government and most State Governments except two on 10 May 2018, then the UMNO President and BN Chairman Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak conceded defeat.

He resigned from both posts.

UMNO Vice President fill in for the Deputy President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi assume the Presidency in an acting role.

UMNO Vice President Dato Sri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein assumed the Deputy Presidency in an acting capacity.

Their first job was to keep the ship together. Several BN component parties decided to jump ship, for obvious reasons.

Some states that BN retained power, had issues appointing the Menteri Besar. Hence the two top leaders had to travel back-and-forth to Istana Arau to resolve the stand off.

Then it came the moment of truth. The party elections came up and everyone was expected to throw themselves into the ring and fight it out.

That’s when Hishammuddin already Vice President filling in for Deputy President chickened out. He withdrew from the race and gave an obscure excuse of “I want to take care of Johor, only”.

Months went on and UMNO President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid painstakingly took time to consult party leaders, for the direction of the party.

He present his inaugural speech as UMNO President on 29 Sept 2018 which incorporated 27 items, collated and amalgamated from all the UMNO arms, as a direction.

However, there on many used this and the authorities hauled President Dr Zahid up as many excuses they created on their own, like “The Party is directionless”.

Strings of UMNO MPs and a small number of UMNO ADUN jumped ship towards PPBM, in the haze quest of getting greener posture and making in up for the smallest party in the ruling coalition.

Hishammuddin has been said to have asked UMNO members to jump ship.

He is also has been said to facilitate his agent, Dato Zulkifli Alwi who was the UMNO Youth Secretary when the former was UMNO Youth Chief, to recruit UMNO members over to PPBM.

UMNO MT Dato Lokman filed the complaint with UMNO Disciplinary Board.

Despite Dato Seri Hishamuddin’s active role in the recent Tanjung Piai by-election which saw BN won by a tsunami of 15,000 majority, the subsequent events came as a shock.

A day later, Hishammuddin is believed to facilitate 16 other UMNO MPs to have intimate dinner and consultation session at the home of the Minister of Economic Affairs Dato Seri Azmin Mohamed Ali.

Talk about having the “Back door Government” surfaced. It created another air of doubt and possibility of uncertainty.

On 26 Nov 2019, UMNO President Dr Zahid invited UMNO MPs and to clear all doubts. All have agreed for what ever decision, the party shall do it ‘en bloc’ and not through ‘salami tactics’, layer by layer.

UMNO Disciplinary Board Chairman Tan Sri Apandi Mohamed Ali issued a show cause letter to Hishammuddin on 13 Dec 2019 and the latter is expected to present himself on Boxing Day, to answer all these complaints.

To many, it’s a season to be Jolly! Or as they say, when ignorance is bliss, it’s wise to be folly.

Published in: on December 16, 2019 at 10:00  Comments (1)  

In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!

The attitude of Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad leadership of being vindictive against former Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak has proven to be more personal and childish.

The privileges accorded to former Prime Minister Najib have slowly been withdrawn.

FB of former Prime Minister Najib’s Special Officer Isham Jalil



The latest is the Police outrider/(s) provided to Dato Sri Najib, as the former Prime Minister.

This is a clearly a personal vindication is Gerontocracy Prime Minister against his predecessor, who happens to be once a preferred successor when the former was trying to unseat then the Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi more than a decade ago.

For the record, Tun Abdullah retired to pave way for Dato Seri Najib to succeed him on the 9 April 2009, exactly three years after Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir openly wage a ‘war’ to unseat his successor.

When Prime Minister Najib was in office, Federal Government policies and treatment of former Prime Ministers still remained as per entitled privileges, despite then Dr Mahathir was on the Opposition side.

The Star story:

PM’s Department: All former prime ministers given same privileges


  • NATION
  • Thursday, 09 Nov 20178:44 AM MYT

PETALING JAYA: All former prime ministers are being provided the same privileges and that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been treated no differently, said the Prime Minister’s Department.

“The Government has not revoked any facility whatsoever to any former prime ministers, including Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic),” it said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 9).

It said that the former prime minister has been provided personnel, numbering 21 people, for his office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation and his private residence.

All of this, it said, was in accordance with the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980.

“These personnel are fully borne by the Government, including payroll, claims and other privileges enjoyed by civil servants. 

“The Government also bears the utility charges for the Perdana Leadership Foundation as well as his private residence,” it said.

On top of this, the department said that the Government also pays for all food allowances and other costs for outriders, bodyguards, medical staff and assistants to special officers for Dr Mahathir’s visits abroad.

Dr Mahathir had posted on his Facebook page Nov 1 that his Special Action Unit (UTK) police bodyguards had been withdrawn.

The personal bodyguard service is a privilege provided to all former prime ministers.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, however, said on Sunday (Nov 5) that the Royal Malaysia Police still maintained Dr Mahathir’s UTK service.

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By law, all former PMs are entitled to two police outriders. Former Prime Minister Abdullah still have two.

As a former PM, Former Prime Minister Najib is privy to many secrets of the government and pulling his security puts him and the country at risk.

Most likely, Gerontocracy Prime Minister De Mahathir was not telling full truth that his police outriders were completely pulled. The restriction only applied when he was traveling to political events.

At all other times, he still had his outriders which many people can see for themselves even after Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir complained his outriders were pulled.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s track record shows that he cannot be trusted to tell the complete truth and in the case of his outriders being pulled, he again misled the Rakyat for his political gain and to gain sympathy.

In former Prime Minister Najib’s case, one of the two police outriders were pulled right after 14GE’s even though it was against the law as all former PMs are entitled to this for their protection.

However, the government were apparently angered at the big reception to former Prime Minister Najib when he traveled to Tanjung Piai.

Therefore the decision to completely pull all last outrider is to restrict his mobility and to limit his influence.

It is a very politically motivated move that is against the law but this is not a government that follows the law.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir had use of outriders except when going to political events even when he was leader of the opposition.

But now Prime Minister Najib has no outriders for any purposes because this government does not follow the rule of law.

Then again, IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador’s credibility as the Top Cop quickly eroding as more he talks about getting the ‘bandit-about-town’, which is making him more laughable by the day.

NST story:

Jho Low now looks like a bear?

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 @ 2:38PM 
BY ABDUL RAHEMANG TAIMIN

TAWAU: The authorities in the country where fugitive financier Low Taek Jho is believed to be hiding in, is refusing to cooperate with the Police.

According to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, they are reluctant to provide information and have been giving “ridiculous excuses”, which includes claims that the 38-year-old Low has undergone plastic surgery and now looks like a “bear”.

“Among the excuses they gave include Jho Low apparently having changed his looks by undergoing facial surgery to look like a bear.

“They say his face looks like a bear. I don’t know, but apparently he has now changed his looks,” Abdul Hamid said at an event in Tawau, here, today.

Abdul Hamid’s comments comes after reports emerged that Low or Jho Low as he is more commonly known as, is now moving around under a Cypriot passport.

According to Cyprus based Greek-language newspaper Politis, the businessman linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal had also been a Cyprus citizen for the past four years.

The report, reproduced by the Sarawak Report blog, said Low had obtained the passport through a well-known citizenship and passport broker Henley & Partners in 2015.

The firm had previously commissioned a passport from the Caribbean island-nation of St Kitts & Nevis.

Commenting further, Abdul Hamid said police believe the wanted businessman was still at the country he is hiding in.

“Sometimes when he walks, he looks like a Tambadau (seladang). So when we look at him from behind, that is how he looks like. Do you think this excuse (given by the authorities of the country Jho Low is hiding in) is logical?” the IGP remarked.

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Taking a line from BBC’s infamous character Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, “In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!”

Published in: on November 8, 2019 at 17:00  Leave a Comment