Najib: Tentukan Wawasan 2020 terlaksana penuh dan utamakan pendidikan pra-sekolah

Timbalan Presiden UMNO dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak mengesa bahawa Wawasan 2020 yang dilancarkan oleh Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad pada 1991, satu agenda untuk menentukan Negara mencapai tahap sebuah negara maju ditentukan pencapaianya sebagai penanda aras utama (significant milestone) kemampuan setelah berjaya menentukan perlaksanaan dan kesinambungan kejayaan RMK 9, RMK 10 dan RMK 11 terlebih dahulu, sebelum merancang kedudukan Melayu pada 2057. Orang orang Melayu wajar mendapat sepenuhnya menafaat dari pencapaian ini.

Beliau membuat gesaan ini pada Seminar Agenda Melayu III bertajuk “Melayu 2057: Agenda Politik” yang dianjurkan oleh Pertubuhan Alumni Kelab Kelab UMNO Antarabangsa diDewan Tun Ismail, Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra, Kuala Lumpur pagi ini. Gesaan ini sebagai respons kepada tajuk seminar yang menyahut plan strategik Presiden UMNO dan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi untuk merangka kejayaan 100 tahun pasca Merdeka, setelah Negara menyambut ulangtahun Kemerdekaan ke 50 Ogos lepas. Menurut Dato’ Seri Najib lagi, tahun 2057 adalah terlalu jauh jangkauan dan seharusnya usaha digembeling untuk mencapai penanda aras utama dahulu, sebagai Negara dan Bangsa yang maju.

Membina tamaddun asas ialah jatidiri, keyakinan diri dan professionalism. “Melayu yang kita hendak ialah Melayu; Islam yang progresif”, kata Dato’ Seri Najib. Sebagaimana biasa, Seminar Agenda Melayu ini adalah program khas pra-Perhimpunan Agung Tahunan UMNO (PAU) dan diharapkan isu isu yang dibincangkan semasa seminar ini diperincikan semasa PAU.

Dato’ Seri Najib juga mengutarakan bahawa pendidikan awal kanak kanak dan pra-sekolah diberikan penekanan agar kanak kanak ini dibangunkan dengan segala peluang pendidikan terancang dan memenafaatkan penuh kebolehan dan kemampuan mereka.

Bernama.com mempunyai laporan mengenai gesaan ini:

  04 November, 2007 13:10 PM
Melayu Perlu Utamakan Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak Hantar berita ini kepada rakan Versi bolehcetak berita ini

 

 

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Nov (Bernama) — Orang Melayu diminta mengutamakan pendidikan awal kanak-kanak bagi melahirkan generasi 2057 yang berilmu dalam proses memajukan negara.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak berkata orang Melayu perlu memikirkan cabaran dan bidang yang perlu diberi keutamaan pada 50 tahun akan datang bagi menentukan hala tuju orang Melayu ketika itu.

“Tindakan awal yang saya lihat boleh menyokong dan menyumbang ke arah yang kita harapkan dan menjadi realiti ialah `early childhood education’ (pendidikan awal kanak-kanak).

“Ini merupakan generasi yang akan melangkau 2020 dan menjadi generasi 2057,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan Seminar Agenda Melayu 2057 Siri 1: Agenda Politik di Dewan Tun Dr Ismail, Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) di sini hari ini.

Katanya di negara-negara maju lain, kanak-kanak berumur dua tahun dan ke bawah sudah mula memasuki proses pendidikan yang terancang.

“Mungkin teknik pembelajaran berbeza dan tumpuan lebih kepada pembelajaran `learning is fun’ (belajar adalah menyeronokkan) tetapi yang pentingnya proses membangunkan insan mestilah bermula lebih awal,” katanya.

Katanya negara sudah memulakan projek perintis di bawah program Pusat Anak Permata Negara (PAPN) dan berharap ia dapat diperhebatkan lagi supaya tindakan yang diambil hari ini menjadi penentu kepada keadaan orang Melayu pada 2057 nanti.

Najib turut menasihatkan orang Melayu yang berkemampuan untuk melabur dan membiayai bagi pendidikan awal anak mereka sebelum memasuki sistem pendidikan yang disediakan kerajaan.

Pusat Anak Permata Negara yang dicetuskan oleh sekumpulan wanita profesional diketuai isteri Najib, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor yang juga penaung Yayasan Harapan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia (YHKM), tidak menekankan kepada pendidikan formal sebaliknya berteraskan kepada pembelajaran yang memberi keseronokan kepada kanak-kanak.

Antara keistimewaan pusat Anak Permata Negara ini yang telah dijalankan di Chini, Putrajaya, Subang Jaya, Mempaga dan Kepala Batas ialah menyediakan kanak-kanak untuk mencungkil kreativiti, membina personaliti, mendorong minat, merangsang minda, mahir berinteraksi, mahir dalam aspek sosial dan gembira belajar.

Sementara itu, Najib berkata Umno kini menjalani proses `peremajaan’ bagi memastikan parti itu tetap diminati oleh generasi muda.

“Jelas peremajaan Umno penting kerana sebagai parti politik yang sudah lama berkuasa, kita mesti menyegarkan imej Umno supaya Umno dilihat sebagai parti yang sentiasa dinamik, relevan dan sanggup melalui proses reengineering (pengukuhan) daripada masa ke semasa,” katanya.

Beliau berkata banyak proses peremajaan yang telah diadakan Umno seperti penubuhan sayap seperti Puteri dan Putera yang memberi tumpuan kepada program untuk generasi muda.

Katanya penubuhan Kelab Umno Luar Negara juga dapat melahirkan pemimpin di masa depan bagi meneruskan kesinambungan perjuangan Umno.

Seminar Melayu 2057 dianjurkan bagi menyahut cabaran Misi 2057 yang digariskan oleh Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yang inginkan kesinambungan keunggulan bangsa dan negara diteruskan dalam tempoh 50 tahun akan datang.

Seminar yang dianjurkan oleh Pertubuhan Alumni Kelab-kelab Umno Luar Negara yang diadakan buat kali ketiga memfokuskan agenda politik selepas membincangkan agenda pendidikan dan syarikat milik kerajaan (GLC) dalam seminar sebelum ini.

Turut hadir ialah Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran Datuk Noh Omar yang merupakan Pengerusi Alumni Kelab-kelab Umno Luar Negara dan timbalannya Datuk Mohamad Rais Zainuddin yang juga Pengerusi Seminar Melayu 2057.

— BERNAMA

Semasa sessi sidang media selepas perasmian seminar, Dato’ Seri Najib ditanya mengenai program men’generasi-semula’ (re-generate) UMNO. Beliau menjelaskan bahawa UMNO sentiasa melakukan proses re-generasi, untuk menentukan golongan muda memahami, menghayati, relevan dan menentukan kesinambungan Perjuangan parti. “Kelab Kelab UMNO diluar negara dan Puteri UMNO adalah program dimana UMNO re-invent dan re-genegerate diri dan mendekati golongan muda” jelas Timbalan Presiden UMNO itu.

Dalam seminar sepanjang hari ini, tiga kertas kerja telah dibentang. Naib Canselor UUM Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Nordin Kardi membentangkan Agenda Politik Melayu Pada 2057” (yang disampaikan Timbalan Naib Canselor HEP UUM Prof. Madya Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Faiz), mantan Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan Dato’ Mohd. Nor Abdullah membentangkan “Melayu Dalam Perlembagaan” dan mantan Pensyarah Sejarah UM dan MP Muar Dato’ Dr. Malik Munip pula membentangkan “Dimanakah Melayu Pada 2057”.

Resolusi pasca Seminar Agenda Melayu III ini telah diberikan kepada Timbalan Pengerusi Alumni Kelab Kelab UMNO Antarabangsa dan Pengerusi JK Kerja seminar YB Dato’ Rais Zainuddin dan akan dimajukan kepada Presiden UMNO dan Majlis Tertinggi UMNO, setelah dikumpulkan dan susun-semula oleh Exco Pertubuhan Alumni Kelab Kelab UMNO Dr. Yahya Mat Hassan, selaku Pengerusi JK Panel seminar.

Published in: on November 4, 2007 at 20:08  Comments (5)  

Wall Street Fed’s rate reduction: Do or die?

HOW I CAN BE WRONG

AND STILL BE RIGHT

by Matthias Chang

WHY WALL STREET IS SO SCARED NOW, MORE THAN EVER

AND WILL GO FOR BROKE IN THE

COMING MONTHS

28TH OCTOBER 2007

This was what I wrote on the 28th October 2007:

“Bernanke to the rescue again. Rates will drop by at least 25 basis points to stimulate another Dow Rally. Dow will rise beyond 14,000 for a week or so followed by a massive collapse.”

A critic jumped at the fact that Dow did not surpassed the 14,000 points and screamed “Matthias, you are wrong. You’re Bullshit!”

This particular critic (I have a feeling he is one of those bloggers that never cease to abuse me with profanities, always avoiding rationale arguments whenever my article appears in the internet) can never see the big picture. He is what I called a real asshole, a man in perpetual state of denial.

A Blessing In Disguise

Hence, my title to this article: “How I Can Be Wrong And Still Be Right.”

I was wrong on account of Dow shooting past the 14,000 points after the Fed reduced both the Discount Rate and the Fund Rate by 25 basis points. In fact the Dow rallied to 13,930.01. So there was a rally but it ran out of steam sooner than I thought. I surmised that Wall Street and the Plunge Protection Team would keep the momentum going for at least a week. They ran out of gas!

We should in fact be happy that people have not bought into the con game perpetrated by the Fed and Wall Street, tried as hard as they could.

The next day, 1.11.2007, the Dow plunged 362.14 points, bringing the Dow back to reality at 13,567.87.

This means that the “blood transfusion” (i.e. pumping money into the system by the financial doctors – the central banks) is not working. Up to 30th October 2007, the Fed and European central banks have pumped an estimated US$1 trillion into the system and yet the banks and other financial institutions are still bleeding.

There is but one conclusion to the recent rescue efforts to shore up the stock markets – a stock market rally grounded on a reduction of interest rates by the Fed cannot be and will not be an effective tool to address the underlying financial mess that has gripped the world’s financial markets. The reduction of interest rates will also not resolve the banking crisis triggered by the collapse of the CDOs and commercial paper markets.

More Con Games Exposed

As stated in my previous Alert, Merrill Lynch has written off US$8 billion for the third quarter of 2007. It is now expected to write off a further US$4 billion in the next quarter. Its CEO, Stan O’Neal has been sacked!

Citigroup, the global banking giant and the biggest bank in the US, has announced that its CEO, Mr. Prince would resign from the bank after an emergency meeting in the wake of a $5.9 billion write-down and sharp drop in profits. The fourth quarter for the bank will also be gloomy.

How big will the write offs in the 4th quarter for Citigroup? And who will be next to fall, Goldman Sachs? JP Morgan Chase?

The Economist observed the unfolding of the above events and commented:

“The most striking (and overlooked) aspect of this was that it involved mostly securities that only a few months ago had been considered platinum-plated: collateralised debt obligations (CDOs), or tranched pools of mortgage-backed securities, that were not only rated triple-A, the highest level, but had also received extra credit enhancement, making them “super senior”. Until recently it was assumed that such well-protected paper could not lose its value. No longer. Worryingly, hundreds of banks, insurers and hedge funds around the world hold such securities. Fooled by false alchemy, they face a trouble reckoning.”

The Economist also warned that those insurance companies that insured corporate bonds and structured products such as MBIA will be the next to fall. MBIA the largest of these has just reported its first ever quarterly loss after it had downgraded the value of its own mortgage holdings and setting aside money to pay clients who had wisely taken out cover on these toxic CDOs. If such insurers are to set aside massive amounts of monies to pay their clients, they will lose their triple A ratings, and these will in turn affect the ratings of the securities which they have guaranteed – as securities cannot have a rating higher that the company insuring them. When these insurers collapse, the guarantees would be worthless, and investors who purchased such “covers” will be stark naked, holding on the toilet papers.

Paulson’s Scam – “Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit”

You will recall that I had mentioned that the crook Paulson in collusion of some leading US banks have set up a US$100 billion fund – called the “Super-SIV” to buy securities from failing Structured Investment Vehicles (SIVs) which are off-balance sheet entities (many of which are owned by banks) that are stuck with “marked to model” securities. Some of these securities have been estimated to be worth only between 20-50% of their par value i.e. 50 cents to a dollar. So if they are unloaded at their true market value, there will be a huge write off. So Paulson and his accomplices came up with their so called bright idea. If the “Super SIV” with a fund of US$100 billion “purchased” these securities, say at 90% of par value, then maybe the market will accept this “market price”. Pure magic – a worthless paper is now worth 90 cents to a dollar because Paulson has decided to buy such papers from his accomplices at the pre-determined rigged price!

Paulson is really insulting the intelligence of the investors. How can he possibly get away with an artificial “market price” created between his gang of looters and the failing SIVs and then tell the investors that these securities are no longer “marked to model” but are now “marked to market” albeit a false market. What a scam.

To lend credence to this scam, the Fed has given its full support to this con. In a statement of 2nd November 2007, the Fed has even given a special exemption. I quote:

“The credit conversion factor that would apply to the notional amount of the MLEC (Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit) would have a capital treatment that is ten times more favourable than if the assets were placed on the bank’s balance sheet.”

In simple language, what this means is that banks who are part of this scam (MLEC fund) and purchase risky mortgaged related assets from failing SIVs will need only one tenth of the capital they would need if they were to take their assets on to their own balance sheet.

This is but a scam to try to pass off toilet papers as having some residual value, such value being established by the purchase price (previously rigged by Paulson and his co-conspirators) as being reflective of their market value.

Just pause and think about the problem.

Hundred of banks and institutions around the world were conned by the scum bags to invest in CDOs, ABCPs etc. allegedly worth a global value of US$20 trillion (marked to model, and triple A rated and as explained by the Economist). When Bear Stearns’ two Hedge Funds collapsed after these “securities” were shown to be worthless in June/July 2007, those banks and financial institutions who were left holding papers (supposedly worth US$trillions) whose values are now debatable or zero value, had a massive heart attack! These banks are all in the financial ICUs and receiving massive amount of blood transfusions.

If these banks were to right off these “investments” they would be insolvent – there will be runs on these banks. This is the nightmare scenario and that is why the scum bags are trying to cover up this global fraud – the biggest fraud in history.

We are talking about banks such as JP Morgan Chase, Citi Group, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Bros, Wachovia etc. Then there are the big European Banks, such as Barclays, UBS, Deustche. HSBC etc.

Yet, back home in Malaysia, our Bank Negara Governor is still saying Malaysia will not be affected by this global financial meltdown and that inflation is under control and other nonsensical statements.

Crude is almost reaching US$100 and other commodities and metals have risen in tandem, while the dollar has plunged to all time lows. Our dollar reserves’ purchasing power must likewise be reduced by the equivalent in the depreciation of the dollar. But we are told, we need not worry and that we will be able to weather the coming storm.

To my critics, let me say this. Thank God that Dow did not shoot past 14,000 after the Fed rate reduction as that would have lull people further into believing that the worst in over. I hope that after having lived through the Fed’s September rate reduction and its failure to stimulate an artificial rally, and now in October, having experienced the Fed’s second attempt to get us back into the Ponzi scheme, you will be wiser and be able to take stock of the rapid unfolding of events and start to make preparations (if you have not already done so) to survive the inevitable wipe out.

I have been spot on since 2006, way ahead of the crowd and unlike others writing with hindsight (some wiser after the event), I have been giving you analysis always one step ahead of the unfolding events.

I have been exposing their lies and deceit.

If they can lie so readily about the economy and do not give two hoots about our economic survival, do you really think they will ever be truthful about their war agendas?

Paulson, Bernanke and the bankers are no different from Bush, Cheney and the neocons. They are the two sides if the same coin. The former are masterminds of the economic wars, while the latter are the masterminds of the hot wars. This is a global war and it engulfs every segment of our society. No one will be spared.

Published in: on November 4, 2007 at 07:41  Comments (2)