IRDA CEO Harun ‘resigns’?

Harun Johari

In the midst of nationwide focus on PM VI Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s innaugral budget today, rumour is brewing that IRDA CEO Harun Johari “resigned” from the controversial Iskandar Malaysia authority. Spat with several parties seemed to have escalated into the former PTP CEO leaving office ahead of his contract expiry, which end of the year.

Iskandar Malaysia

Rumour around Johor Bahru looms that Harun is leaving, along with Head of Integrated Planning Ahmad Suhaili Idrus and Head of Strategic Communications.

Iskandar Region Development Authority (IRDA) is an authority which was said to have engaged thirty different consultants to do blueprints which have yet to prove any results, exactly three years after it was launched as Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar by HRH Sultan Iskandar of Johor. Some of the projects undertaken were said to be farmed out to consulting groups.  Controversial projects such as the RM 850 million Nusajaya-Danga Bay 16 km highway attracted a lot of criticsm, including local politicians. Being the UMNO fixed deposit, Johoreans relatively are unhappy with the progress of much elluded Federal Government ambitious project down south. Many compare the exorbitantly costing highway against the RM 1.4 billion Senai-Desaru 71 km highway, which was funded via Ranhill’s private funding initiative (PFI).

IRDA is thought to be duplicating some of the existing government agencies’ roles, be it Federal or Johor State. An example of projects undertaken by IRDA with direct Federal Government budget are upgrading and building of new roads around Johor Bahru, which in the past had been undertaken by JKR. Some of the monies spent by IRDA was thought to be ‘unnecessary and wasteful’. Such as the ‘rebranding’ of IRDA, which include changing of the corporate logo which was said to be RM 5 million.

There are concerns that IRDA is ‘realising’ Iskandar Malaysia to be ‘peripheral facility’ to Singapore, as per envisaged by PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Badawi’s aides back in early 2006, namely Political Secretary Dr. Vincent Liew. Recent talks about bringing middle income Singaporeans to live within Iskandar Malaysia as they might not afford to live in  city-state as the 650 sq. km. island is aiming towards becoming a place where only high income earners and spenders live. Today’s 2010 budget announcement of reduction of income tax to a ceiling of 15%  for “knowledge workers”, which is 11% lesser than the rest of the country clearly illustrate the ‘concentration towards enticing Singaporeans’. It is a discriminatory policy which expected attract a lot of negative reaction by the Malaysian public. At the moment, the ceiling personal income tax rate of Singapore is 20%.

On the otherhand, some of the ongoing efforts to develop business within Iskandar Malaysia includes initiatives deemed to be ‘low value and human resource intensive activities’ such as call centres into Johor Bahru where else the high value activities remained in the republic. In short, IRDA is facilitating Iskandar Malaysia being turned into a ‘backyard-“dirty & smelly”-supporting-industrial-zone’, if not ‘dumping ground’ for Singapore to propel their kiasu economic growth. In the meeting with Prime Minister Brig. Gen.(NS) Lee Hsien Loong in Langkawi May 2007, PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah agreed that Singapore is admitted into the Iskandar Malaysia joint task force for immigration, environment, tourism and transportation policies and action plans. Many Johoreans view this decision as “selling out to the Singaporeans”.

In the recent Forbes CEO Conference in Kuala Lumpur last month, Iskandar Investment Berhad announced a USD 13 billion investments ‘locked in’ for the 2,600 sq. km. region formerly known as South Johor Economic Region. This include Legoland, which plan to attrract at least 1.5 million visitors per annum to their RM 750 million (80% funded by Khazanah Holdings) 40 acre theme park in Nusajaya scheduled to be opened by 2012.

Harun was appointed to office with recommendations of Khazanah Holdings Bhd. CEO Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar and the blessing of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah. So far, not much can be desired from IRDA’s performance  being the ‘co-ordinator; between EPU, Johor State Government, Khazanah Holdings, local Johor conglomerate such as Johor Corp and even local indigenous business communities despite already spending hundreds of millions Ringgit. By and large, IRDA failed to reach out to the most important stakeholder within Iskandar Malaysia, the rakyat.

If delivery and performance are the main issues, then it is probably true that Harun and seniors executives of IRDA left or will be leaving soon. Now, it seems there is far too much attention and pressure is on a ‘Federalisation wet dream’ of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s ‘Level Four Boys’, which is deemed to be affecting UMNO’s ‘fixed deposit’.

*Updated Saturday 24 October 1300hrs

IRDA CEO Harun Johari tendered his resignation on Thursday 22 October 2009 after meeting with MB Johor Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman. ‘Infighting and gross non co-operation’ within IRDA was blamed for his untimely departure.

Biggum Dogmannsteinberg reporting live from the southern most city in continent Asia.

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  1. that fella harun was asked to leave. MB johor ghani is very unhappy with him doing lots of damages to IRDA. and some more, he brought in too many “pensioners” into the team with no relevant experiences. that’s why in the end, they hired so many consultants to do over 30 blueprints. stupid!

    • We are brothers aren’t we, zen ptp. Good to know you and the info you provided.

      Let’s have more of such, so that the grand schemes that are damaging to our national and to Johor’s interest be turned the other way round. We need the facts to do damage control now.

      • zen, yup i think we are brothers, but i’m the inglourious basterd. haha.

        you know, part of the deal, harun and his ex-shell fellas asked for 2009 bonus. What the F! They dont even work for 1 year and they ask for bonus? Tak malu! I hope the board of director of IRDA will not approve such outrageous request. according to insider, IRDA paid 5 months bonus for 2008 only in April 2009, and this Harun already asked for 2009 bonus. Is he stupid or what? do you math la machar. It shows how greedy this Harun is. Just look at his face la.

  2. buat apa buat highway dari danga bay ka nusajaya, bukan sesak pun kat situ. lebih baik digunakan untuk menaiktarafkan highway pasir gudang/tanjung langsat yang penting kerana pelaburan2 besar di johor ialah di kawasan pasir gudang/tanjung langsat. highway danga-nusajaya ini adalah antara projek2 rmk9 yang telah diluluskan oleh unit perancang ekonomi johor sebelum tertubuhnya irda. syabas epu johor!

  3. Apa la suwey IRDA nie, dah 2 CEO tak bertahan lama. Dulu Ikmal cuma bertahan 2 tahun sahaja, dan sekarang Harun, tak sampai pun 1 tahun. Mungkin sebab projek Iskandar tu tak dapat restu orang2 Johor atau banyak sangat benda yang tak betul berlaku, sebab tuh la macam susah sangat nak bergerak. Kepada calon2 CEO yang akan menggantikan Harun nanti, pikir habis2 sebelum membuat keputusan kerana nasib anda mungkin sama malang seperti yang ditimpa oleh Ikmal dan Harun.

    kaki pancing

    • IRDA ‘suwey’ sebab niat tubuhkan SJER, kemudian WPI dan sekarang Iskandar Malaysia adalah untuk ‘melacurkan’ tanah dan sumber Selatan Johor bagi kepentingan dan kemajuan Singapura melampaui kepentingan Bangsa dan tanahair.

      Tujuan kedua ialah untuk ‘Mempersekutuankan’ (Federalisation) jentera pentadbiran paling tua dalam Malaysia, Johor Civil Service.

      Bila niat mula tu tak betul, perjalanan pun songsang. Penghabisnya, macam ginilah: kucar kacir (macam orang Muo kata, “Simpang peranah”).

      Ada banyak pihak mahu IRDA samada ditutup terus, setidak tidaknya diperkecilkan operasi. Ini kerana sumber yang IRDA guna dan habisnya sepanjang tiga tahun ini tidak setimpal langsung dengan keputusan yang dicapai.

      Almost everyone within IRDA have no experience doing either macro management nor planning work. And yet they want to ‘play government’. Hence, too many ‘trial and error’ and experiment. That is where the 30 blueprints, which was said to have cost IRDA almost RM 100 mn came about. Bottomline, IRDA’s learning process is far too costly.

      It is not upto bloggers to decide what will happen to PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s unprecendented and not-well-thought-through projects which was institutionalised and failed such as IRDA, NCIA and Moonsoon Cup. It is upto decision makers. What we bloggers do is too highlight and let decision makers find out for themselves and decide.

      • Sick and tired of this flip flop jibe. Tun Lah did much better for the economy in 5 years than what Dr. Mahathir did in 22 years. Even though I do not like Dr. Mahathir one bit, I do not resort to calling him names. I got the facts and figures to back it up, if your willing to accept my challenge, let me present it here on your blog. If not throw my comment then I know for all the brouhaha, its just brouhaha without the testicular fortitude.

      • Wenger J Khairy. I thought a person of your standing could back up what you say with facts, no with fu_ks.

        Grow up man!

        Ooops! Sorry, my mistake. You r KJ’s sycophant Nomor 1.

        If u still have any functional brain, to sum up what Pak Lah had done was reflected in the GE2008 result. Never b4 BN got less than 2/3 majority. He did that in 5-year time

        During Tun Dr M 22-year premiership (vis-a-vis a mere 5-year of Pak Lah’s), the Grand Ole Man never flunk below 2/3 majority.

        He sold Malaysia well and no one ever said again that Malaysia is a state under Singapore.

        Coincedentally (or is it not?) going by the original concept of IRDA, Pak Lah almost put the notion back again – by loosening here and there to sell IRDA to the Singaporeans – that Malaysia (or at least Johor) is part of Singapore.

      • Well, well, well. Fazilogic I see.
        I mentioned economy your talking about politics? Can’t you read English. Ditto my reply to Dr. Putera.
        Unfortunately, your quite irrelevant.

    • And Dr. Mahathir should read Tun Dr. Mahathir so as to remain correct and consistent. The error is regretted.

      • If you are really sick of this ‘Flip-Flop’ bit, then its too bad. Its so apparent that so many people believed that PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah is a really ‘Flip-Flop’ kinda leader.

        He ‘Flip-Flop’ped on the decision to build the Scenic Bridge across Johor Straits in 2006, he ‘Flip-Flop’ped on the decision to let go the 31 HINDRAF demonstrators who was charged of attempting murder on a Policeman on duty late 2007 and he ‘Flip-Flop’ped on so many other issues. He was the idiot who sent Cabinet Minsiter Dato Azmi Khalid to apologize to China for the ‘ear squat’ issue!

        This was the same PM who went to Venezuela and infront of President Hugo Chavez, called Venezuela as ‘Bolivia’ in a state function! On two other occassions in the same visit, he called Venezuela as ‘Vietnam’ and ‘New Zealand’.

        Most of the readers here would disgaree with you on PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s tenure of 5 years saw the better policies and growth for the economy even better than Tun Dr. Mahathir’s. Hardly anyone on the street would agree with you. The fact is that, in 22 years of Tun Dr. Mahathir’s time, Petronas funneles RM 170 billion against RM 260 billion in 5 years PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s time. The nation saw how that money physically went to build the Putrajaya, KLIA, Bukit Jalil Sports Complex and staging of Commonwealth Games, KLCC, CHOGM, Sepang F1, North South Highway, Penang Bridge, various ports and industrial zones for the spur of ecenomic growth etc. Proton was incepted during this time and brought up over RM 20 billion of sales. And yet, no one could vouch anything for PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah except that RM 200 million a year was spent on Monsoon Cup which no one bothered and a brand new A319 CJ VIP jet which cost almost RM 200 million. Of course, the Malaysian public should be made to remember the 2007 National Day soiree inS eri Perdana, for only 200 ‘invited guests’!

        Look during the recent UMNO Assembly. See how UMNO delegates reacted when Tun Dr. Mahathir was mentioned, as opposed to when PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah came the next day. Its vast of difference!

        See how many people, NGOs and/or corporations invite PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah to present papers, give speeches or even officiate their event. At the recent Forbes CEO Conference in Shangri-la, PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdulalh did not even get an invitation, let alone to asked to be a panelist or guest at any sessions. See how often media comes to him for an opinion on anything. Compare that against Tun Dr. Mahathir.

        Frankly, some two bit rabid pro-UMNO blogger even appeared on TV to give opinion more often than PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah within the last six months! And, that is a fact.

      • I won’t resort to calling Tun Dr. Mahathir by any jibe. Is he more popular? Certainly.
        Will he get invited to officiate more functions. 100%.

        But we are not asking who is more popular? I am asking who did a better job with the economy.

        My question is simple – who was better for the economy. And we can include all the ‘flips’ and ‘flops’ you allude to. In fact, if the following data – the GDP, the Balance of Payments, the number of jobs, the net ownership of assets, the number of bank failures, the ownership of Malays via the GLC in the economy – lets al lay the facts on the table. Thats a simple request. If the facts show that TDM’s method of non-flip flop was better and produced better results, then your point is justified. You may then be justified to be rude. But if the results show otherwise, then not only are you being rude, you totally unjustified.

      • And for all the projects, our foreign currency bank reserves were a pathetic number, we still have to pay for PLUS and Penang Bridge, CHOGM’s accounts aren’t finalized, there was a net sale of stocks and bonds by Foreign investors until Pak Lah took over, Venezuela aint investing our country, neither we do business them, the return on all assets are suspect as our economy is still dependent on electronics and now travel to earn foreign xchange, as the policies in education destroyed a competitive work force.

        Lets take the MSC. Why is it that we have to spend so much money when there is not 1 single Malaysian export of IT which is noteworthy? Even better, the Govt admits that Internet speeds are woefully inadequate. Rather than engage on a property project and call it MSC, why not ensure that consumers could get a solid Internet connection.

        Monuments and mega projects have failed to deliver results. Name me one statistic that you can use to back up that argument. Just one.

      • And since you have appeared on TV, I will probably be chicken fodder. Why so scared? Lets make it on facebook ok?

      • Selalunya orang ramai tidak akan ‘nampak’ penat-lelah seorang penanam pokok buah semasa dia menyediakan kawasan, membaja tanah, menyemai benih dan mula menjaga tumbuhnya anak-anak pokok.

        Orang akan lebih nampak apabila ladang itu telah mengeluarkan hasil yang banyak dari penat-lelah tersebut.

        Apabila pokok buah itu dari jenis yang memakan masa bertahun-tahun untuk mengeluarkan hasil, ada kemungkinan penanam pokok tadi sudah bersara dan menyerahkan kepada ‘the man next in line’ pula untuk menjaga ladang itu.

        Tidak susah untuk menjaga ladang yang gah dengan begitu rupa hasil buahnya. Goyang kaki dan petik saja buah-buah yang ranum. Panggil juga pelahap-pelahap buah untuk makan sama hinggakan terlupa (ataupun tidak tahu ?) untuk menyediakan semaian baru bagi kegunaan generasi yang akan datang.

        Memanglah ladang yang banyak berbuah ranum terserlah “ekonominya”. Ini disebabkan oleh usaha-usaha gigih penanaman yang dilakukan oleh penanam sebelumnya bukannya disebabkan oleh “penjaga ladang” yg dtg apabila pokok-pokok telahpun rancak mengeluarkan hasil. Yang tak bestnya, “penjaga ladang” ini hanya tahu makan buah saja tetapi terlupa atau tidak tahu untuk menyediakan ladang seumpamanya buat generasi berikutnya.

        Lihatlah DSN sekarang, sampai banyak tindakan-tindakannya agak meragukan kerana terlampau banyak kesilapan perlu diperbetulkan. Sampai ramai “Orang Melayu” terasa kecil hati atas tindakan-tindakan yang dilihat sebagai “terlalu membujuk” untuk memenangi hati kaum-kaum yang tidak bernama.

        Kenapa perlu tax incentif 15% dekat Wilayah Iskandar? Ini untuk kebaikan orang Melayu Johor ke? Hai..sampai pening begitu sekali DSN ni.

        “Ini adalah bumi Semenanjung Tanah Melayu”

        Semerah Padi

  4. Saya juga berpendapat Iskandar Malaysia ini helah Singapura untuk menjaga survival mereka. Saya menulis mengenai perkara ini di http://www.semasa.net

  5. Itu lubuk beb, mesti taruk orang aku..

  6. Well done, Big Dog.

    Again you have made an expose’ of bad hats and “unnecessary and wasteful” projects, providing solid facts and substantive arguments.

    I notice more people are coming forward volunteering even inside info to your blog. I wish you to become like DAP became many years ago – even Ministry of Defence people brought classified documents to them. I don’t wish anyone to breach the Official Secrets Act but those not classified secret yet not in public knowledge can certainly be shared with us here.

    We need a watch dog to tail many thieves and crooks in the country and who better than Big Dog. He has the credentials – he has contributed to the shelving of IJN previous privatisation attempt and let’s support him to try and get the recent second attempt completely shot dead. And let’s chorus him with supporting facts and arguments on his attempts to bite at the hands that try to cook rotten dishes or luxurious meals that only they can eat, leaving the rakyat only bones.

    Exposing them doesn’t mean we love UMNO, the Malays or the country less. In fact, it’s because we love them that we have to expose the errant, greedy and corrupt Malays and/or non-Malays.

    • Doggy,

      Do u know that for iskandar msia, the rmk9 allocations were not handled by EPU johor? but somehow it went to IRDA and IIB. i heard there’s so many hanky panky involved in awarding those RMK9 projects, worth about RM7billion. IRDA handled half, IIB handled half. This IIB’s CEO, i don’t know her name, but IIB’s frens said even her husband (contractor) joined in during tender meeting. champion! Melayu boleh! and i heard so many not good rumours about her giving too many projects to her husband when she was at KLCC and Putrajaya Holdings. mati wo johor like this.

      and guess who appointed this IIB’s CEO? who else if not Amokh! Tak de otak punya orang!

      p/s i hope EPU Johor will take charge of RMK10.

      • Aku dengo dari sedara sedara aku yg. IIB ni mintak RM 1.6 b dari Khazanah utk projek yg hanya bernilai RM 1.3b. Selebihnya IIB & boss boss faraid sesama sendri!!

        Tak caya tanya budak UMNO Pulai, Gelang Patah, Senai, Tebrau, Kulai dsbnya. Berbuih org jaja cerita ni keliling JB.

        BigGuy,

        KO pergilah tanya kengkawan & sedara ko keliling JCS tu. Aku dengo boss boss UPENJ tu semua baik dgn ko. Pejabat MB pun baik dgn ko!

        Kalau ada sedara dlm IRDA tu, grill dia habis habis utk maklumat. Lepas tu telanjangkan kat sini!

        Gerenti UMNO Johor sayang ko!

        Teruskan BigGuy. Menyampah betul aku tengok legasi Pak Lah Al-Flip-Floppy!!!!!

      • Anak Watan Selangor, ko silap. Nie bukan legasi Dollah. Ni “legasi” Kahiry. Dollah mana boleh fikir semua benda nie… Kan KJ anak angkat Singapore. Idea KJ semua haprak, satu lagi bas Rapid KL. Bas-bas Rapid sekarang dah nazak dah. Enjin macam nak pecah dan dalaman bas banyak dah tercabut, koyak DLL.. (Kata Nor Yaakub dengan bangga…Rapid adalah Gaya Baru Pengangkutan KL)

        Kalau ada pun idea (legasi) Dollah hanyalah idea dia untuk luruskan sungai bagi mengatasi banjir di Johor… Ingat tak? Big Dog pun gelak besar pasal nak luruskan sungai… hehehehehe…

      • Dalam surat letak jawatan yang diserahkan pada hari Rabu lepas (21 Oct), Harun punya alasan untuk letak jawatan ialah “health”s reason”.

        Haiyo! Kalau nak bagi alasan tuh, kan ada banyak alasan2 munsabah lain yg boley dipakai mcm “nak spend more time dgn family ka”, “nak pergi bertapa kat gunung ledang ka”, “nak belajar masak mee bandung ka”, atau apa2 la, tapi jgn la tak pasal2 doa untuk dapat sakit dgn bagi alasan “health’s reason”. tak de otak punya orang. Nanti kalau Allah betul2 bagi jatuh sakit baru padan muka!

  7. Dengan wujudnya WPI Malaysia kehilangan hak untuk menjadi pesaing Singapura. Saya tak faham kenapa Melayu Johor langsung tak bersuara sedangkan ia sebenarnya satu bentuk penyerahan wilayah selatan Johor kepada Singapura.

    Saya ada menulis mengenai perkara ini di http://www.semasa.net

  8. Bro, aku pun memang rasa semacam dengan WPI ni. Tapi hairan kepapa Melayu Johor boleh biar saja kedaulatan dan hak mereka di ambil diserahkan kepada Singapura.

    Aku pun ada menulis mengenai isu ini di http://www.semasa.net

  9. BigDog, as regards to Wenger,
    Ignore the fella la. He is battling a losing war. Even to claim pak lah did better economically than Tun is a laughable notion already.
    This is just a public relations stunt to popularise pak lah n to benign tun. Becoz, if ppl still blasah pak lah abt his stupid leadership, KJ will suffer the brunt also. Wat wenger n the rest of KJ’s paid hatchetmen don’t seem to realise is, promoting pak lah at Tun’s expense will make KJ more hated by the masses.
    Bunch of idiots trying to make war by backing the wrong horse. Not just any horse, but a horse that was ill equipped to manage a progressive nation (even when he was surrounded by self claimed geniuses!)
    And Wenger, do not lie when you say you don’t call Tun M by any jibes. You were guilty of doing it when you were known as Padedoh, Waziboy etc long time ago.
    But the coward that you are, you erased your previous blogs and articles.
    Stop this oneupmanship. You are only making yourself look foolish Wenger.

    The perception as well as reality is not kind to Pak Lah. And it is through his own undoing.
    KJ must battle other fronts as this particular one will be his Bays of Pigs if he chooses to instruct his minions to write this way.

    • Well since you seem to know so much, what jibe did I call him by? I always attack policy and based on fact! That is my hallmark, that is my style!
      In fact when the MIC delegate had the famous garland remarkt, I backed up TDM because it was a personal insult.
      Stop living in your make believe world!

  10. haha, i agree with WJK, Pak Lah doing better than Tun Dr M during his short 5 years..

    better in almost completely destroyed BN and UMNO and Malaysia economy.

    hehe.

    • Well I challenged Big Dog, and I believe he must be conferring with all concerned whether to take me on. I can’t reduce my status by debating you.

      • big dog bukannya apa.. malas nak layan pencacai son out law je.. memang pak lah flip flop.. tapi aku respek kat dia gak.. sebab kawan aku kata dalam ramai2 manusia kat muka bumi ni pak lah flip wal floppy je berani tidur dengan jin… hu hu hu… ada ka nak compare TDM punya pencapaian dengan mr flop?? hang tadak akai ka… saja butakan mata ka??? pa dia hang ni?? rapla jigga… org penang pun malu sebab kan dolah ni..

      • Yang ni, aku setuju!

        Kalau ada hamba Allah yg benar benar percaya dan yakin Pak Lah Bodowi Al-Flip-Floppy lebih baik mentadbirkan Malaysia & membawa kemajuan lebih dlm 5th saja, memanglah separuh masak & perkara paling matang utk dibuat ialah ABAIKAN!!!!

        Betul!

        BigGuy,

        Ko buat tak reti ja! Ini org kena penyakit serius Acute Lackofattentionitis! Buat amsa ko aja naik tapi respons! Serupa layan pesakit mental diTg Rambutan!

  11. ide pok lah yg paling hebat : to straighten all rivers in Johor. kah kah kah..gila ke apa?

  12. Dear BigDog,

    Do not pay much heed to this KJ’s lapdog Wacko Wenger KJ cos all he does is trying to glorify Sleepy Head and KJ. Just ignore that small ‘fry’ cos he is fighting a losing battle. He he he.

    Anti Wacko Wenger

  13. Wenger no need to do a reverse argument here in wanting to present your whatever facts or figures. You have put it in your blog a couple of days ago which had gathered a lot of counter arguments from your readers.
    You becoming more and more desperate is it? Screaming everywhere trying to present this so called ‘revelation’ that Pak Lah did better?

    Weh sedarlah sikit you got no ammo at all bro..

    History judged Pak Lah as a speck when compared to Tun M. He lost many states to the oppo and made BN govt weak.

    And you want to say he is economically more sound than Tun?

    Lousy contribution to blog world is what you are Wenger.

    You are like one bad case of public relation stunt. Imagine Bush Jr has a coterie of pr clowns trying to make him come out all roses after what he did to the world.

    The fact that nobody has done that for him shows that it is a lost cause.

    But here we are havibng to read all this bullshit coming from KJ’s goons?

    Spare us the nausea please!

    Challenging Big Dog to in turn challenge You to reveal ‘facts’ and figures? What for? Just do it in your own syok sendiri blog lah! With your non existence make believe rembau times motherfuckering the masses.

    P.S: Regards to Wan Halena.

  14. Wenger J Khairy,

    If your grandma put her money under her pillow, you can prove that she had excess reserves.

    What we need is economic growth. Not bullshit about Bank negara’s reserves or the country’s forex reserves. We will not be able to achieve 2020 because during Bodowi’s time (yes that is meant to be an insult, no apologies tendered simply because it is true) the growth hardly went above 6%. And when it did go above 6% it was due to external reasons like oil price hikes caused by the Gulf War etc.

    Lets talk simple layman talk. Can you show us one economc project around the country which was initiated by Bodowi, which was started during Bodowi’s time and which was completed during Bodowi’s time? Just one.

    In four years, the Allies won WW2. They also built the atomic bomb in about four years. Bodowi ruled the country for five years. What did he build for the nation?

    Are you suggesting that 27 million people who almost kicked out the BN from power in 2008 failed to see your stupid claim that in five years Bodowi advanced the economy more than Dr M did in 22 years? Wow! Bring it on. Lets see how stupid you can get.

    • If your grandma put her money under her pillow, you can prove that she had excess reserves.

      She has reserves, but it wont grow.

      Pak Lah grew the reserves (foreign x-change). Pak Lah doubled the reserves from RM 160 billion in 2003 to RM 320 billion in 2009!

      Not one single fact to back up your argument. Childish examples with ZERO understanding of the subject matter.

      By the way all you guys respond you confirm the Hypothesis surrounding supporters of TDM!

  15. Well I waited and no takers.
    The facts are
    (i) Exports grew under Pak Lah
    (ii) Current Account Surplus grew under Pak Lah
    (iii) Malay ownership of assets grew under Pak Lah, especially in the export sectors
    (iv) Malaysian ownership of assets grew under Pak Lah. For the first time in a long time, Malaysia became a net lender rather than a net borrower. Look up the dictionary if you do not know what that means
    (v) The Islamic financial sector grew under Pak Lah. This is perhaps the only sector in Banking where Malays can exercise a competitive and comparative advantage
    (vi) The strength of the banking sector grew under Pak Lah. Even a large scale capital flight of RM 80 billion did not tank the economy (cf 2008-09)
    (vii) Private citizens ownership of houses grew under Pak Lah
    (viii) The ringgit which had been kept under capital controls could float under Pak Lah.
    (ix) Bank Negara reserves grew under Pak Lah and this ensured that the ringgit will not face the situation it faced in 1997

    My point is simple and irrefutable. You want to be rude by calling Pak Lah names – go ahead. But your completely unjustified and you even lack the facts to back your argument up. Pathetic!

  16. (i) Exports grew under Pak Lah

    So did the grass. But err can we have some figures please. If I remember the economy tanked just before 2008. Matsushita closed their 30 year old factory under Pak Lah. Not many jobs lost – only about 3000 (in Shah Alam alone). Braun closed shop under Pak Lah. Fuji closed shop under Pak Lah. Went to China. Bayan Lepas became quite empty under Pak Lah. You can still rent empty factories there. Pak Lah’s hometown.

    (ii) Current Account Surplus grew under Pak Lah

    Well, that usually happens when you are not spending any money to do anything.

    (iii) Malay ownership of assets grew under Pak Lah, especially in the export sectors

    Err..ok. Any figures here bro? And what did they export? Proton cannot count lah. Dr M’s baby (now gone bad under Pak Lah’s time)

    (iv) Malaysian ownership of assets grew under Pak Lah. For the first time in a long time, Malaysia became a net lender rather than a net borrower. Look up the dictionary if you do not know what that means

    Certainly. No spending, no projcts worthy of note, reduce deficits, reduce spending – that adds up to net lender. Err..excuse me Net Lender? To which country did we lend money? If you say Net Lender that means we must have lent money. Thats what the dictionary says. So who did we lend money to? The timber for Mugabe’s house in Zimbabwe is not lending bro. Can you give us the name of the country that we lent money to? And err.. some figures. You said you have the figures, not me.

    (v) The Islamic financial sector grew under Pak Lah. This is perhaps the only sector in Banking where Malays can exercise a competitive and comparative advantage

    Err..oh well. Nor Mohd Yakop is believed to have some stakes in some of the Islamic “banks”. So of course it grew. But the grass also grew under Pak Lah. You are forgetting that Islamic banking was founded by Dr M. Bank Islam, Islamic banking etc were set up by Dr M. (Not Anwar ok, please lah)

    (vi) The strength of the banking sector grew under Pak Lah. Even a large scale capital flight of RM 80 billion did not tank the economy (cf 2008-09)

    Err..banks and our economy have little “tanking” relationship. Under Pak Lah many banks went bust. Bank Bumi got swallowed by BOC. Maybank bought a strange Indon bank. Still dont know if it was a good buy.

    (vii) Private citizens ownership of houses grew under Pak Lah

    The grass also grew under Pak Lah. Name one new bandar baru that was started and completed under Bodowi. Just one. The greatest ownership of houses was during Dr M’s time. Setiawangsa, Wangsamaju, Sungei Buloh etc etc etc all built under Dr M. Err…Seberang Jaya, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Bandar Baru Kulim, Sri Iskandar, Manjoi, Bandar Muadzam, Pasir Gudang, Senai are just some of the “towns” that were set up under Dr M. Can you name me one public toilet built under Pak Lah?

    (viii) The ringgit which had been kept under capital controls could float under Pak Lah.

    Err..economy is not your strong point. So what the Ringgit could float? We had a Ringgit that could float. Dr M made sure of that.

    (ix) Bank Negara reserves grew under Pak Lah and this ensured that the ringgit will not face the situation it faced in 1997

    Huh? Bank Negara reserves grew because nothing was happening in the country. No growth, no expenditure.

    My point is simple and irrefutable. You want to be rude by calling Pak Lah names – go ahead. But your completely unjustified and you even lack the facts to back your argument up. Pathetic!

    Ok. Since you asked for it : here goes.

    Bodowi..yeh yeh Bodowi.
    Bodowi. . yeh yeh Abdullah Bodowi.

    • Laksa Mana,

      Masa zaman Pak Lah Bodowi Al-Flip-Floppy, memang ada peningkatan nilai pegangan harta org Melayu. Sebabnya: Konco konco Pak Lah Bodowi Al-Flip-Floppy bikin banyak corporate exercise, MA & A stuff. So semua harta & asset ditambah nilai dengan penilaian semula, bukan penambahan fizikal. Contoh paling baik: Penggabungan Sime Darby-Guthrie-Golden Hope. Adake aktiviti conglomerat ini bertambah selepas penggabungan?

      Nilai pegangan org Melayu meningkat bukan sebab penambahan harta fizikal. Ianya meningkat sebab corporate exercise, yg dilakukan oleh Khazanah. All corporate advisory manipulation!

      Korang jgn lupa pulak skandal ECM Libra telan Avenue Capital. Itu penipuan! Nilai goodwill Avenue diimpair dlm tindakan ‘luar biasa’ (tak ikut convention) & saham ECM dilonjakan utk tara nilai kedua syarikat hampir sama. Sebelum tu nilai Ave berbanding dgn ECM ialah 80:20.

      Dulu zaman Tun Dr Mahathir, Malaysia merupakan rakan perdagangan global ke 17. Sekarang ni, ke 19 je. Cam mana WJ Khairy ni boleh kata perdagangan Malaysia meningkat?????

      Apasala WJ Khairy ni tak ungkit bab punya besornya consumer loan meningkat zaman Pak Lah Bodowi Al’Flip-Floppy sampai berjuta org Malaysia jadi HAMBA KAPITALIS YAHUDI, BERHUTANG KELILING PINGGANG & DADA! Sampai kena ujudkan AKPK!!!!

      Apa, memperhambakan org Melayu dgn bebanan hutang runcit adalah ukurtara kemajuan & kejayaan ekonomi Pemimpin???? Gila ka apa ka!!!!!

      Berapa banyak org Melayu hilang pekerjaan, termasuk VSS atau nama lagi bangsat – mutual separation scheme? Berapa banyak manager & professional Melayu menggangur dlm lima tahun Pak Lah Al-Flip-Floppy memerintah? Dalam 5 th nilah kita tengok lebih 100,000 graduan menanggur, majoritinya Melayu! Ini yg ko kata peningkatan ekonomi lebuh baik dari TDM????? Pernah ke zaman TDM sebegini banyak org Melayu menganggur??????

      Zaman Pak Lah Bodowi Al-Flip-Floppy, gejala jenayah maksiat sumbang seks makin meningkat. Kes rogol makin meningkat! Kes anak luo nikah & buang bayi makin kemningkat! Kes sumbang mahram pun makin menjadi jadi! Kes pembuatan/pemasaran/peruncitan dadah, terutama desgner drugs makin menjadi manjadi! Banyak nilai tu!!!! Cuba kira kosnya dlm sudut pembangunan masyarakat, kalau mau tau!!!

      Tak payah banyak la, kes ragut ja meningkat gila gila 5 tahun ni! Sama jugak kes curi kereta, termasuk car jacking!!!!

      WJ Khairy ni terkena penyakit Pak Lah Bodowi Al-Flip-Floppy. & konco konco, termasuk Kalimullah! THEY LIE TOO MUCH, TOO MANY TIMES UNTIL THEY THEMSELVES BELIEVE & LIVING IN THEIR OWN LIES!!!!!

      Itu yg sebetulnya!

      • What? Wenger J Khairy is stupid?

        No wonder he talk rubbish..
        Kesian nya WJK bodoh.

    • he he he he. I reworded my answers to reduce my kurang ajar level by 50%. What remaining kurang ajar is the facts hitting you over and over and over again.
      Lets go…
      (i) Export (from BOP – Current Account)
      In 2008, Exports were RM 779 billion, compared to only RM 450 billion in 2003. This is a gain of 70% in just 5 years. SEVENTY PERCENT! Pak Lah could have doubled perhaps in a year or two. Imagine that, that is double the amount of foreign exchange the country earned. TDM never even came close to this level.

      And the beauty of it, Pak Lah did not need to build a double tracking highway, a bridge over River Kwai or another idea from Alice in Wonderland to make it happen!

      (ii) Current Account Surplus.
      You need to understand first what is meant by Balance of Payments. Refer to my blog for an explaination.
      Then perhaps you can understand how net investment in a country is a function of Net Export. Its very straightforward relationship.
      If you have a higher Net Export, you can invest in productive things – like improving a factory which generates foreign exchange! That is the point.
      Man, you’ll are really wet behind the years.
      What was the Current Surplus Under TDM?
      Its RM 149 Billion from 1999 – 2003.
      Under Pak Lah? (04 -08)
      RM 343 Billion!

      You figure out what is 343/149 and that is how much times of new wealth Pak Lah brought into the country by means of foreign xchange!

      (iii) Malay Equity in Export
      Of course you cannot count Proton. Proton is no where near the list of top exports for the country.
      Its minuscule (I am not going to go and really tear Proton concept to pieces, because it does not serve my point) Lets look at the list of top exports (in ranking):-
      Electronic equipment & parts, Semi-conductors,Travel,Chemicals & chemical products,Electrical industrial machinery & equipment,Other services,Household electrical appliances,Crude Oil and Condensates<,Palm oil,Liquefied natural gas,Consumer electrical products,Manufactures of metal,Petroleum products,Transportation,Other investment Income,Optical & scientific equipment,Textiles, clothing & footwear,Other manufactures….

      Malay equity is controlled in those represented in bold. If you compare the data from 1999 to 2008, Malay Equity (% of total exports) rose from 15% to 33%. And the base number i.e. the dollar amount of exports rose by RM 328 billion in 1999 to RM 779 billion in 2009. So Pak Lah not only doubled the Malay Equity, he doubled the base number, so in fact, Malay equity in Exports quadrupled during his reign (4X!) Its simple mathematics 2x 2!

      (iv) Malaysias International Investment Position
      Man… Mega projects are a waste of money! Get it thru your thick skull! I am referring to net ownership of assets around the world as detailed in this report :-
      http://www.statistics.gov.my/portal/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=49:malaysia-international-investment-position-&Itemid=12&layout=default&lang=en

      Read it first lah, malas I want to argue, cos I argue on fact, you argue on fiction!

      There was a dictator in Turkmenistan who built a lot of mega projects, the Rest of World just looks and laughs because they know it serves 0 economic benefit! I have asked all of you to NAME ONE ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF MEGA PROJECT ! Not some grandfather story – something you can measure and say, yes this mega project was very worth it. Was a good idea! You’ll have not come up with anything. As Tun Dr Mahathir himself said, “ini sokongan yang tidak berkualiti!”

      (vi) Bank Crisis
      Yes – if what nonsense you say is true, how much did the Government spend to solve “banking crisis” under Pak Lah. You are talking nonsense! It is a well known fact of the number of Banking Crisis under TDM, culminating in the 1997 crisis which tanked the entire economy! Because loans were made to
      a) friend
      b) smart businessman
      c) crony
      Choselah!

      (vii) Project Mania
      Only among you lot are you’ll so fixated about project. Maybe if I dig a hole tomorrow and call this PROJEK TEROWONG PINTAR you will get excited. Reminds me of the small children playing by the sea shore. I thats your mentality!
      Between 2006 – 2009, an additional RM 40 billion of housing loans were disbursed. BNM Changed the format, so I have to some diigging to find out the number in 1999, but if you after getting whacked so badly, if you insist in getting whacked again, I’ll entertain your reqest! The amount of housing loans in the banking system is RM 200 billion, making it the joint number 1 use of loans!

      (viii) Economy is not my strong point!
      I argue fact you argue like a small child engrossed in building sand castles under Projek Rancangan Membina Istana Pasir!
      Ringgit could not float under TDM’s famous capital control. The ringgit had a fixed exchange rate. You really do not know anything!
      The ringgit could float under Pak Lah because there was a demand. People saw that the economy was not being interfered and was growing very well and they know all the facts like me.

      (ix) Project Mania again
      Really lah – If there is one word I can describe what you want to see in a leader its PEMBOROS!
      Live for today, screw everything, leave the children nothing.
      Typical Mahathirist mentality.
      Greedy to the core!

      • If u have all the “figure” go and publish in in The Edge or any business daily. Tell the that Dollah is a man with midas touch. See the reaction from the business people. I bet, people will say that you are stupid.

  17. Wenger, now it is confirmed that you are an idiot. All the points above that you stated mentioned ‘things’ grew during Pak Lah’s time. That is why you said he is better than Tun M. Then again did you think, all those things shrunk during Tun M’s time? In fact, the continuous growth Tun had made ensured those things continue to grow during his successor’s time. But it did not last. Due to his stupidity, Pak Lah managed to make everything go down the drain from 2005 onwards. Export shrunk. Even indonesia surpassed our foreign investment figures.

    You can say all grandma stories here but to use those points as you did above just showed what a blunder KJ’s blog writers had made.

    KJ must be an idiot also for having idiotic henchmen that he pays every month.

    • What? Wenger J Khairy is stupid?

      No wonder he talk rubbish..
      Kesian nya WJK bodoh. Agaknya dia bodoh sebab dapat DNA dari genetik yang bodoh juga kot which means mak bapak dia pun bodoh.

    • I argue with fact, you come with some childish argument. Keep it up!

      • I dont argue with stupid people like WJK. Just like “orang gila mengatakan orang lain yang gila” That is what I think of you WJK.

  18. Kah Kah Kah, Wenger you are stupid, guys this is what happen when you hire an old fella to become your cyber trooper!

    This fella maybe forgot that because of Tun Dol al Flip wal Floppy and his son out of law was the biggest factor for UMNO’s lost in 2008!

    But then again he is stupid so pls ignore this ass lickin’ MO FO! For me he is just another PARIA who know nuts WTF he is talking about!

    By the way name me one thing that Sleepy Head left as his legacy beside Son out of Law?

    Anyone?

    MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • I name it one; Soiree Merdeka 2007 for 200 invited guests.

    • Parpukari
      Your are a moron. I cannot argue with you.

      • You are an asshole who lick your master’s ball without using ur brain!

        Dey Anuar Kasim aka wenger, lu sudah tua nak mampos tapi perangai macam setan tak cukup dengan tu bodoh pulak tu…

        Pak Lahanat tu dah la kaki tido, kuat kelentong nak mampos pulak tu, asyik menipu je si flip floppy tu, apa jasa dia aku tanya ni Shit Anuar oi?

        Jawab you MORON!

      • Parpukari,

        Wanker Khairy ini jelas siapa dia sebenornya: WANKER KHAIRY!

        Ko tahu tak apa makna ‘WANKER’????

        Muahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahaha

  19. […] Go here to read the rest: IRDA CEO Harun ‘resigns’? […]

  20. Data jadah apa yang si Enker Khairy (Translate lancap khairy) untuk tunjuk pak lah hebat?

    Kecian dia. Bagai nak gila bukak laporan ekonomi untuk cari apa saja data untuk petunjuk atau statistic ada peningkatan zaman pak lah. yang boleh guna pakai yang dia kasi. Tapi itu bukan petunjuk yang releven langsung.

    Ini namanya kes budak bodoh nak tunjuk pandai tapi dah tunjukkan kebodohan sendiri. Mahu cerita ekonomi cerita berikut:

    1. Growth – tunjuk berapa nominal gnp/gdp atau mak puki wenger yang tumbuh masa pak lah dok horny sebagai duda masa isteri meninggal dan tibai bini orang yang belum sah cerai.

    2. Inflation – hanya orang delutional (Nanti mawar wenker pasal spelling salah) akan kata inflasi zaman pak lah terkawal. Minyak naik zaman pak lah. walaupun faktor harga antarabangsa, polisi lancau apa yang pak lah buat untuk mengawal inflasi? jalan2 kat perth?

    3. Unemployment/Employment – zaman dialah paling teruk jumpal orang dibuang kerja kerana retrenchment. APa dia buat? BUang orang lama terutama Melayu dan gantikan dgn Cina budak pengingus. KJ buang orang lama untuk letak budak2 UKEC yang dipilih di Ethos Consulting seperti Wengker@pelancap syok sendiri.

    4. Trade – Dia kata ekonomi kita bagus. Total trade cecah RM1 trillion. Hanya a reject from UM economic department dan dibantu spinmaster ejen singapore yang kata itu petunjuk baik. Yang penting net merchandise trade, invisible trade, dll.

    5. Interest rate/Bank financing – Zaman pak lah bank tak denga cakap dia. Interest rate rendah tapi bank tak mahu meminjam dan menjanakan pertumbuhan.

    6. INvestment – FDI hancur pasal orang luar tak yakin dgn pak lah. LEpas tu kamaruddin tamak gelojoh macam babi nak semua untuk dirinya. Punya pendengki dia kata emmar grp tu tak ada benda. ALuminium plant sarawak terus dikenselkan. Emmar tu kaya gila sampai masuk lifestyle documentary. Kalau emmar belah dari WPI, mampus malaysia dgn middle east.

    FDI tak datang apsal pak lah kensel ini itu untuk kepentingannnya padahal bondo tu untuk menguatkan fundamental ekonomi, meyakinkan pelabur dan menarik pelabur. bukan buat kerja bodoh lkancar12 dan kata ratusan billion akan datang. Sekarnag habuk pun tak sampai.

    Takpalah kasi 6 bondo ni pun cukuplah. BUdak bodoh kaki wenker (lancap) ni bukan dia boleh nampak. OMak Khairy dan kasi air jampi setan sampai hati dia dah ditutup.

    Abodo statistic increase in malaysia asset. Kenapa dia sebnut malaysian. Tak mahu dia cerita pasal melayu? … Pasal wenger ni budak keling duduok damansara.

    Hoi koling poei melancap sorang2 lah

    • At 2005 GDP at Y2000 prices was at RM 449 billion, at 2008 GDP at Y2000 prices was at RM 528 billion, a growth of about RM 80 billion (at Y2000 prices) or RM 20 billion a year.

      At current prices, GDP in 2005 was at RM 522 billion, at 2008 GDP was at RM 738 billion.

      Kita ada fakta, kita ada keterangan, kita ada rakaman, lu ada apa?

      KOSONG!

      • So what with the figure from two years? You explained nothing!

    • Wak,

      Apa Wak nak harapakn dari seorg KAKI WANKER????

      WANKER siKHAIRY pula tu!!!!!!

      Muaaahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhaha

  21. Well, I think I have spent enough time. I reiterate my point – if you want to be rude by insulting Tun Lah by calling him all sorts of jibes, that reflects your upbringing. I have just show that in terms of the economy, Pak Lah did well, in fact, by most indicators, he more than doubled the base left by TDM, and so you can still chose, to be rude, but you are totally unjustified.

    • Go run back to mummy, boy

      • awat la hang guna nama wenger tu, tak pasal2 je sedara hang yang paling famous, Arsene Wenger, kena tempias kutukan hang.

    • Dey Wenger..

      Show us statistically which part Pak Lah did good in economy. Tun M had made Malaysia’s economy grew big. Pak Lah just rode on his coattails..

      That’s why the figure also grew during Tun Lah’s time. But since Tun Lah is actually is stupid, whatever goodwill Tun M built in the economy shrunk big time after Tun Lah’s 3rd year as the PM…

      DATA showed that FDI shrunk, inflation rose, cost of living rose, morale down, tension grew, support for government down, CORRUPTION increased…

      This is reality… no need lah to mandi bunga Pak Lah.. he stank big time.

      Why la you so emotional? His legacy is irreparable..

      And I am talking from an objective observer…

    • WJK, u’re stupid. Abdullah economy is all about “domestic” economy. Domestic here means about “his family & friends”. Don’t challenge me because I know what had happened. As for my view, you are damn stupid to show all the “data” here. Its baseless and merely your imagination.

      Think about this, Abdullah (Khairy) arrogantly increase retail petrol price to RM2.70, just to validate his plan to give Kamal contract to supply Rapid busses from China.

      Now, all the busses are rotten and maintenance is very high. How could Government buy equipment without having known the availability of spare parts?

      Tell me just one, what economic activity that Abdullah has made? All the figures that you have mentioned are figures that harvested from economic activities that I myself and Mahathir have created. Even money that you mad from your job (if you are an employee) or business (if you are a businessman) generated from masterplan that we (I & Mahathir) have made.

      Hope you go back to kindergaren, primary school, secondary school and university (if you are clever where most visitors said you are stupid) learn what is economic activities. STUPID WJK.

      • Dear Tun Daim (or impersonator),
        If you are indeed Tun Daim, I think its not good to use such strong language especially on a person who had been quite eloquent and erudite in arguing his point. I do hold you up certainly, but if indeed this is you, you have come down in my expectation. The only reason I hold you up was because at the time of your 1st Finance Minister, I was still working , and saw things move after the spectre of the 80s recession. However, Malaysia was not unique in this as most other countries in the region had a sudden massive inflow of foreign capital, and for some strange reason, electronics firms seem to have found a preference here. (I am still unsure as to exactly why and whether this is a LT sustainable trend.)

        I am a recent follower of Wenger Khairy’s Rembau Times and one thing I can vouch is that he is definitely not stupid. His command and understanding of key concepts – especially his articles on the Balance of Trade proved that the guy knows what hes talking about. He puts his findings for public view – if indeed the numbers are rubbish as alluded to, it would be mere childs play to take it apart.

        I do agree that the petrol hike was untimely, but at the same time, having studied Govt finances understand that the subsidy cannot continue indefinitely. On the whole, between a rock and a hard place, PL chose the rock, which you say is down to the Public transport contract.

        I do not know whether he will respond, but just want to point out, there is nothing stupid in discussing analysis. If so, then it seems rather self contradictory, because it is this precisely ‘follow the leader’ mentality that would have been responsible for the economic disasters under Pak Lah.

        If your an imposter, then I hope Big Dog removes this comment because its not that befitting of an icon.

        My humble opinions

  22. Ala kecian Wenger merajuk. Poei la cari omak.

    Dah merajuk itu, sudahlah. Ada nak panggil orang Mahathirite dan macam-macam. Dia tu pengampu flip flopper and penjilat KJ. No success and achievement to show. Menegakkan benang yang dah hancur.

    Tak pernah dalam sejarah psywar ada panglima psywar yang sebodoh panglima2 KJ.

    Salah seorang ahli dalam blog Wenger J Khairy sudah dapat dikesan. Dia adalah Cikgu English pencen yang digelar Sir Anuar. Lihat di sini.

    Macam Pak Lah, dia dah sama nyanyok. Khairy mungkin sudah kasi arak dan dadah pada Sir Anuar dan pengikutnya sampai boleh percaya ekonomi di bawah pentadbiran Pak Lah itu hebat.

    Sir Anuar inilah yang tulis ucapan bodoh Khairy di PAU baru-baru ini yang panggil Melayu hentikan seige mentality.

    Shhh … pasal mentor nama sama, itu yang dia jadi pembawa paspot untuk Anwar Ibrahim Al Juburi.

    • WANKER KHAIRY ni silap silap ‘jambu’ Anwar Al Juburi!

      Muaahahahahhahahahahhahahahahha

  23. This posting is about IRDA and the CEO Harun Johari who recently quit, probably because of poor performance, non deliverance and ‘infighting’, in sundry.

    I don’t think we should entertain someone who is arguing for the sake of gaining attention in a light of an intellectual discourse; a trait of someone suffering from acute lackofattentionitis.

    With some fancy statistical and econometric jargons, economic figures could be manipulated and translated into justifying themselves. These are endless ramblings.

    When push comes to shove, as I heard on the movie “MacGuire”, “Show me the money!”. One could justify all one like ’till all the horned pigs who flew over the moon on the way to market comes home’ but ask the common people on the streets, do they actually have extra disposable income in the pockets to justify all these increased in BOP, current accounts, Bank Negara reserves mumbo jumbo?

    Have the rakyat actually felt their quality of life improved since PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah took over on 31 Oct 2003? Especially amongst the fixed income earners.

    Yes, I strongly do agree. Some people very close to PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah did believe and live the lies they created. That is why the rakyat sent a very strong ‘message’ on 8 March 2008.

    • http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/10/25/nation/4974129&sec=nation

      Any take on this, Big Guy?

    • MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA, BODOH PUNYA WENGER BARU TANYA SOALAN SIKIT DAH LARI NAK MENGADU KAT KERRY JAMBAN LA TU!

      Guys for your information, Kerry Jamban is the real name for KJ!

      Good job guys! Well said, maka hari ini aku isytiharkan sememangnya penyokong dan balaci Kj semuanya bodoh nak mampos!

      Setuju?

      • Wenger JK memanglah bodoh sebab dapat DNA maka bapak dia yang memang bodoh. Jadi, kita usah pedulikan apa dia tulis.. Heheheheheheh

  24. Big Guy,

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/10/25/nation/4974129&sec=nation

    Any take on this?

    • We are still of firm believe that IRDA CEO Harun resigned from his position, prematurely. Most probably IRDA is not ready to deal with the succession plan, thus a denial is the best defense for the current mitigating circumstances.

      Truth is, Harun as the CEO of IRDA has a lot of ‘fronts to fight’. One corner there is the old regime managers, the managers brought in from Shell, the pro JC managers and simply deadwoods.

      There is also the political and administrative side how to deal with Harun’s resignation, especially MB’s office who is the co-chairman of IRDA. Most probably they don’t hv a suitable candidate to take over.

  25. it is perhaps true WK never criticize TDM with harsh words. However so, he isn’t being rationale by claiming 22 years premiership of TDM is nothing better than Pak Lah 5 years. He should taking into account during Pak Lah reign, we are in the verge of upcoming global economic collapse. If he claimed he has facts to back him up I seriously doubt it.

    TDM on the other hand, was well known for his critical economic views. His name was mentioned a lot in most thesis featuring ideas of capital control. He transformed Malaysia from agricultures based economy into industrialism.

    In fact, Malaysia economics grew well in 2004 hitting 7.2% but slowed to 5.2% in 2005. If I were to imply this as Pak Lah doing (Pak Lah took over in 2003), that would be harsh, since that means I totally neglecting global economic turn over during this period.

  26. Akubas,
    Maybe you should discuss this at Wenger’s blog (http://wengerkhairy.blogspot.com). I like to see this sort of discussion, centred on facts, at least both people can argue, and people reading will get educated. Right now, if you look, its one person arguing like an adult and many others acting like little children.

    • Maybe I should…I hope he does provide me some room to further discuss on this claim…(which one is better)

      • answering wenger…

        1) Export (from BOP – Current Account)

        Wenger claims : In 2008, Exports were RM 779 billion, compared to only RM 450 billion in 2003. This is a gain of 70% in just 5 years.

        In a media conference on MALAYSIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE 2008, matrade gives some facts on why our export grow in 2008. Some of those facts include the implementation of AFTA in 2003. AFTA was infact initially proposed in 1992 by Thai prime minister. In fact, by 1997, 9 states has joined AFTA, ever since than our export growing by years. By December 2008 Malaysia had registered a continuum of 134th month trade surplus since 1997. Not only AFTA had significantly grows Malaysia export, ASEAN export ever since 2003 has been growing.

        2) Current Account Surplus (BOP)

        Since AFTA implementation, our trade has grown tremendously. This in one way reflected in BOP.

        However, BOP itself isn’t a good indicator determining country economic growth. There are inherent flaws in BOP. such as reinvestment earning involves investing into a company using its own profits made from past investments in the same host country. This means that there are no cross border transactions.

        Some of the methodology in acquiring BOP data also involves via country’s administrative sources. These come in the form of approvals for investment projects from foreign enterprises, tax revenue forms, or even information from securities exchange offices and statistical authorities. When an approved project was finally unrealized, BOP data acquired than would be meaningless. Even if the project was realized albeit timeliness and performance of the project, the BOP data again would certainly be inaccurate. Since under Tun Lah administration there are several unrealized corridor project due to global economic crisis, I can’t help but to wonder by how far BOP data would be meaningful. It is important also to note there are several states does have deficit current account yet having a positive economic growth, such as Australia.

        Since this post itself a regular commentary, I would therefore stop here and would continue if any interested to further discuss on this topic. However, I hope it is clear my intention is not to criticize Tun Lah, I sincerely hope to have a clearer picture discussing in this issues and I do hope let us not criticizing 22 years effort of a man merely because we hate him.

        http://akubas86.blogspot.com

  27. Answering Wenger

    1) Export (from BOP – Current Account)

    Wenger claims : In 2008, Exports were RM 779 billion, compared to only RM 450 billion in 2003. This is a gain of 70% in just 5 years.

    In a media conference on MALAYSIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE 2008, matrade gives some facts on why our export grow in 2008. Some of those facts include the implementation of AFTA in 2003. AFTA was infact initially proposed in 1992 by Thai prime minister. In fact, by 1997, 9 states has joined AFTA, ever since than our export growing by years. By December 2008 Malaysia had registered a continuum of 134th month trade surplus since 1997. Not only AFTA had significantly grows Malaysia export, ASEAN export ever since 2003 has been growing.

    2) Current Account Surplus (BOP)

    Since AFTA implementation, our trade has grown tremendously. This in one way reflected in BOP.

    However, BOP itself isn’t a good indicator determining country economic growth. There are inherent flaws in BOP. such as reinvestment earning involves investing into a company using its own profits made from past investments in the same host country. This means that there are no cross border transactions.

    Some of the methodology in acquiring BOP data also involves via country’s administrative sources. These come in the form of approvals for investment projects from foreign enterprises, tax revenue forms, or even information from securities exchange offices and statistical authorities. When an approved project was finally unrealized, BOP data acquired than would be meaningless. Even if the project was realized albeit timeliness and performance of the project, the BOP data again would certainly be inaccurate. Since under Tun Lah administration there are several unrealized corridor project due to global economic crisis, I can’t help but to wonder by how far BOP data would be meaningful. It is important also to note there are several states does have deficit current account yet having a positive economic growth, such as Australia.

    Since this post itself a regular commentary, I would therefore stop here and would continue if any interested to further discuss on this topic. However, I hope it is clear my intention is not to criticize Tun Lah, I sincerely hope to have a clearer picture discussing in this issues and I do hope let us not criticizing 22 years effort of a man merely because we hate him.

    http://akubas86.blogspot.com

  28. 1) Export (from BOP – Current Account)

    Wenger claims : In 2008, Exports were RM 779 billion, compared to only RM 450 billion in 2003. This is a gain of 70% in just 5 years.

    In a media conference on MALAYSIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE 2008, matrade gives some facts on why our export grow in 2008. Some of those facts include the implementation of AFTA in 2003. AFTA was infact initially proposed in 1992 by Thai prime minister. In fact, by 1997, 9 states has joined AFTA, ever since than our export growing by years. By December 2008 Malaysia had registered a continuum of 134th month trade surplus since 1997. Not only AFTA had significantly grows Malaysia export, ASEAN export ever since 2003 has been growing.

    2) Current Account Surplus (BOP)

    Since AFTA implementation, our trade has grown tremendously. This in one way reflected in BOP.

    However, BOP itself isn’t a good indicator determining country economic growth. There are inherent flaws in BOP. such as reinvestment earning involves investing into a company using its own profits made from past investments in the same host country. This means that there are no cross border transactions.

    Some of the methodology in acquiring BOP data also involves via country’s administrative sources. These come in the form of approvals for investment projects from foreign enterprises, tax revenue forms, or even information from securities exchange offices and statistical authorities. When an approved project was finally unrealized, BOP data acquired than would be meaningless. Even if the project was realized albeit timeliness and performance of the project, the BOP data again would certainly be inaccurate. Since under Tun Lah administration there are several unrealized corridor project due to global economic crisis, I can’t help but to wonder by how far BOP data would be meaningful. It is important also to note there are several states does have deficit current account yet having a positive economic growth, such as Australia.

    Since this post itself a regular commentary, I would therefore stop here and would continue if any interested to further discuss on this topic. However, I hope it is clear my intention is not to criticize Tun Lah, I sincerely hope to have a clearer picture discussing in this issues and I do hope let us not criticizing 22 years effort of a man merely because we hate him.

    http://akubas86.blogspot.com

  29. […] Iskandar Malaysia evolved from Iskandar Development Region, which originally was planned as South Johor Economic Region. IDR was launched by PM ‘Flop-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi exactly three years ago, amidst a controversy of rejection by majority of Johoreans. Despite being a Federal Government initiative in Johor, the Johor state via UMNO Johor and the Johor Civil Service were ‘forced down the throat’ a Khazanah led plan which later became the IDR Act, passed in Dewan Rakyat late 2007. The draft which was recycled over eight times before JCS reluctantly agreed. […]

  30. Ini komen saya sama seperti di Semasa.net. Sedikit tambahan, sekarang ni Pak Lah dah takde dan KJ pun dah tak berkuasa sangat.. Iskandar Malaysia menarik pelaburan dari SELURUH DUNIA… Singapura takde melabur sangat pun sejak 2-3 tahun ni.. dulu lagi banyak.. baru2ni ada pelabur pak arab, jepun, spanish etc.. singapore memang fobia nak letak duit kat sini.. buat ape.. beli rumah bukan naik, turun harga je.. and then projek2 semua bagi kaya kroni aje. Kita janganlah jadi macam dulu – buat perjanjian IPP atau konsesi tol yang merugikan kerajaan.. Singapura memang bijak.. tapi kita tak mampu untuk negotiate dengan mereka ke?? Besar sangat ke Singapura? Takut sangat ke sampai kita mengelakkan sebarang hubungan win-win dengan mereka, sambil itu melemahkan diri sendiri dan biar mereka majukan diri mereka mengatasi kita? Kita jangan takut.. kita perlu bijak.. Lebih banyak Singapura melabur di JB, lebih banyak masa depan mereka akan bergantung kepada Malaysia.. Kita perlu compete head-on dengan mereka tetapi apa salahnya ada win-win projek juga? We make the rules on our Home Ground.. cuma jangan jadi bodoh sampai macam jual air terlalu murah atau gadaikan/jual pulau sebesar Singapura… ISkandar Malaysia 3 kali ganda Singapura dan kalau tengok betul2 macam nak “NGAP” Singapura. diorang takut beb.. tapi kita bukan nak makan singapura cuma nak majukan wilayah kat selatan ni.. kita kejar lah diorang, boleh lah.. bagi lah aku jadi CEO. mesti besok kena fitnah ataupun tembak dengan orang2 kroni yang tak dapat kontrak hahaha..

    Saya neutral politik dan pro-development for the sake of masa depan anak-anak dan cucu-cucu kita di dunia global ini. Malaysia dan Melayu perlu a new way of thinking untuk membina kemajuan ekonomi dan jati diri negara dan bangsa.. Johor Bahru perlu dibangunkan dengan lebih dinamik. 10 tahun harga rumah KL dan Penang semua naik tapi harga rumah Johor menurun.. Professional melayu di KL semua makin berjaya tapi di JB gaji 20-30% lebih rendah untuk kelayakan yang sama.. salah IRDA ke? Businessman bukan melayu dan kroni semakin kaya tetapi melayu secara umum makin ketinggalan.. Kita perlu bangunkan Johor dengan cara yang betul dan berani.. jangan terus kondem dan buruk sangka. Iskandar Malaysia boleh berjaya dan rakyat Johor perlu dibangunkan bersama dari segi sosial dan ekonomi.. Dengan pelaburan dan kemajuan akan datang unsur2 luar yang kita tak perlu takuti tapi perlu bijak menarik tetapi ada batasnya.. malah perlu jadi oportunis untuk bangunkan bangsa dan negara.. Melayu boleh buat cuma perlu keluar dari kepompong “lack of self-confidence” dan mentality subsidy.. Melayu masih perlu dibantu tetapi mestikah dengan duit kerajaan sahaja? Org melayu yang berjaya kena bantu melayu.. Hapuskan rasuah, politik kroni, budaya kondem, budaya takut, budaya memperbodohkan rakyat, budaya org lain boleh buat tapi kita tak boleh dan InshaAllah Iskandar Malaysia boleh berjaya.. Kalau politician dan government servant competent mesti boleh punya… Mungkin business model Iskandar Malaysia perlu diperbaiki tetapi we cannot afford to “DO NOTHING” and biar Johor ketinggalan di belakang hanya kerana politicking UMNO vs Pembangkang.. I am from Johor Bahru and betul2 sayang Melayu, Johor dan Malaysia.. Jomlah kawan2 perbaiki etika dan ilmu diri sendiri dan kalau semua orang buat begini, tak mungkin kita gagal.. semua yamg korup kita buang dan malukan dan kita bantu satu sama lain tanpa sebarang “hidden agenda” dan “prejudice”.. SAYA TAHU BANYAK MAKLUMAT TENTANG IRDA DAN PERCAYA IA BOLEH BERJAYA. Memang banyak kelemahan tapi it is a step forward which is worth the effort for all Malaysian.. Bagus ada banyak perhatian dari bloggers yang boleh jadi “check and balance” tapi sometimes I wonder how come some of the facts are really wrong and some are really exaggerated semacam ada pihak yang ada niat buruk untuk menjatuhkan Iskandar Malaysia “at all expense”. dengan feeding maklumat yang ditokok-tambah bagi memberi gambaran terlalu buruk… SAD BUT TRUE… Inilah budaya politik Malaysia sekarang.. apa2 pun my advise to all is check your facts and don’t terus percaya maklumat yang diberikan oleh mana2 pihak.. use our own judgement and dont let our emotions blur our judgement.. Tolong letak CEO IRDA yang MELAYU, BERSIH dan NEUTRAL POLITIK (bukan orang politik, MB, Johor Civil Service, Sultan, etc.) yang PROGRESIF. Kalau tidak memang jadi lubuk rasuah dan akan tutup dalam masa terdekat sebab rakyat bukan bodoh.. Majukan Johor dan semua rakyatnya agar boleh bersaing dengan Singapura, China dan semua negara lain..

    • Andy,

      Apa yang saudara tulis tuh kebanyakan berdasarkan cerita2 science fiction yang happy ending, ikut text book semata2.

      Iskandar Malaysia mana exist brader? Iskandar Malaysia ialah Khazanah punya rebrading con job? PTP, Senai, Tg Langsat, JB, mana kesah pun pasal Iskandar Malaysia? Mana ada Iskandar Malaysia 3 kali lebih besar dari Spura? Yang 3 kali ganda apa yang Khazanah nak satu dunia tahu, tapi yang realitinya Iskandar Malaysia itu hanya lah Medini dan Nusajaya. Awak bukak la mata tuh besar2 sikit, kalau tak paham jugak, hentak kepala awak kuat2 dgn tukul besi, kalau tak paham jugak, awak memang dah kena brainwashed dgn Khazanah sebab awak bekerja di IRDA!

      ps. Tolong jangan salahkan politik melayu atau kerajaan msia atau blogger2, jika orang mula memahami cerita sebenar di sebalik kewujudan Iskandar Msia.

  31. Last Thursday (12 nov), the Board of Directors of IRDA, co-chaired by PM and MB of Johor have accepted the resignation of Harun Johari. A new CEO has been identified, and will report for duty effective 1st January 2010. Heard that not only Harun will leave, but few other jokers as well, ex-Shell and Dato Ikmal’s cronies that have their own agenda instead of doing job for the rakyat. I hope those fuckers will rot in HELL.

  32. credit is where it is due.

    harun johari is an honest guy, hard working person and very focus on tasks ahead. he knew it’s a big shoes to fill to head IRDA. he is the type who starts to work on things very early in the morning. i can verify this since i am a former employee of IRDA and used to work closely with him. he is a straight forward talker and very objective person. yes, he lacks the human touch when dealing with people especially his own IRDA staff and various government agencies.

    as mentioned in this blog and in the past, yes, he lacks the skill to communicate with people at all level. he is not a people’s person and can be ruthless. i was terminated recently because i was away from the office days after my first baby was born. harun didn’t approve my application for paternity leave and that’s part of the reason why i was terminated.

    if it’s true he is on the way out by end of the year, well … all i can say is, what goes around comes around.

    • shahrim, you were sacked from IRDA by Harun over some small issue and you said Harun is an honest guy, hardworking, etc? He is so honest, that’s why he appointed his old buddies ex-shell/MCOBA for senior position in IRDA at ridiculously high pay? He is so honest, that’s why he appointed his friend Serii of Naidu Consulting to do some consulting jobs for IRDA? He is so hardworking and knows his stuff that’s why he appointed 30 consulting firms to do various blueprints for IRDA? He is forward talker and very objective that’s why his presentation is so crap (you can check with Najib)? He starts to work early that’s why he failed in PTP? Hmm….I guess you are right shahrim.

  33. i can’t comment anything about the appointment of senior staff in IRDA. somehow, one need to remember about the appointment of various firms by IRDA. please take note that the appointments of various consultants were done through collective discussion in a tender board committee meeting with members from various government ministries which include from ministry of finance and economic planning unit of jpm.

    on another note, about me being terminated in what one can consider as inhumane decision & treatment by the Executive, my thing is already in process through legal means to seek remedy and it will be done accordingly over time. yes, it will take years. but i believe justice may be delayed but never denied. there will be some gruesome discovery about IRDA which will be exposed in court and actually i am hoping to get harun to testify during the hearing in the capacity of IRDA CEO. with the latest development, we know now harun won’t be there to answer. isn’t it ironic that it looks like only his predecessor and/or IRDA will have to face the consequences in the future.

  34. i can’t comment anything about the appointment of senior staff in IRDA. somehow, one need to remember about the appointment of various firms by IRDA. please take note that the appointments of various consultants were done through collective discussion in a tender board committee meeting with members from various government ministries which include from ministry of finance and economic planning unit of jpm.

    on another note, about me being terminated in what one can consider as inhumane decision & treatment by the Executive, my thing is already in process through legal means to seek remedy and it will be done accordingly over time. yes, it will take years. but i believe justice may be delayed but never denied. there will be some gruesome discovery about IRDA which will be exposed in court and actually i am hoping to get harun to testify during the hearing in the capacity of IRDA CEO. with the latest development, we know now harun won’t be there to answer. isn’t it ironic that it looks like only his predecessor and/or IRDA will have to face the consequences in the future.

    as i said, credit is where it is due. one just need to read in between the line of what i wrote.

  35. i can’t comment anything about the appointment of senior staff in IRDA. somehow, one need to remember about the appointment of various firms by IRDA. please take note that the appointments of various consultants were done through collective discussion in a tender board committee meeting with members from various government ministries which include from ministry of finance and economic planning unit of jpm.

    on another note, about me being terminated in what one can consider as inhumane decision & treatment by the Executive, my thing is already in process through legal means to seek remedy and it will be done accordingly over time. yes, it will take years. but i believe justice may be delayed but never denied. there will be some gruesome discovery about IRDA which will be exposed in court and actually i am hoping to get harun to testify during the hearing in the capacity of IRDA CEO. with the latest development, we know now harun won’t be there to answer. isn’t it ironic that it looks like only his predecessor and/or IRDA will have to face the consequences in the future.

    as i said, credit is where it is due….one just need to read in between the line of what i wrote.

  36. Wahai IRDA, tak perlulah korang buat pameran kat Pasir Gudang semata-mata nak yakinkan orang Masai & Pasir Gudang bahawa kawasan mereka dalam Iskandar Malaysia. Korang tak rasa ke jalan highway Pasir Gudang tu bergelombang dan berlobang merata-rata. Beza sungguh dengan jalan highway Linkedua ,tol murah, tar nya elok & siap 3 lorong lagi !
    Highway kedua ke Pasir Gudang tu takde sapa nak pakai, tol mahal dan jauh pulak tu.

    Masa pameran tu ada pameran hartanah & pertandingan LEGO.
    Muzik pasang kuat-kuat & takde feedback kaunter.
    Booth yang jual rumah tu macam tak layan je orang.. yelah orang Masai/PasirGudang memang pendapatan rendah tak mampu nak beli rumah kat Nusajaya harga start 300 ribu. Rumah orang Masai/PasirGudang dibina tak ikut spec Iskandar Malaysia , kepadatan tinggi & murah.

    Tak perlulah IRDA datang lagi ke Masai/PasirGudang. Kita orang tahulah Masai/PasirGudang bukan dalam Iskandar Malaysia.


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