Another by-election in Selangor?

The nation is going through a current by-elections in Johor when ADUN for Tenang passed away in December. However, something is brewing in Selangor. State Assembly Speaker Teng Chang Kim just declared that DUN seat for Port Klang is vacant due to ADUN YB Badrul Hisham Abdullah has been absent from DUN sittings for a prolonged period.

The outcome of this decision would almost be certain. Badrul would definite challenge the decision and there would be a court case. The legal circus, shall return to town and a media frenzy will follow suit.

This is nothing new with Pakatan Rakyat controlled State Assemblies. Kota Siputeh ADUN Dato’ Abu Hassan also was ‘dismissed’ unilaterally by PAS controlled Kedah State Assembly, for allegedly ‘been missing’ from seatings. There is a court case to determine the legitimacy of the decision.

This is very clear that Pakatan Rakyat is resorting to all of these ‘legal circus stunts’, to stay publicity-relevant in the eyes of the voters. The reason is pure and simple: They failed to deliver. Pakatan Rakyat did badly in all the states they control and manage and they needed ‘circus stunts’ like going against HRH Rulers and something like this to continue give false hopes to their voters and the same time, realise the strategy to demonise all law enforcement authorities and regulatory bodies.

This announcement conveniently came just after the HRH Sultan of Selangor consented for the 24 January 2011 special State Assembly sitting.

The ‘circus-stunt’ is back in town. Bring out the popcorn!

 

 

Published in: on January 19, 2011 at 15:15  Comments (9)  

Anwar gagal mendapat ke-Tenang-an

 

 

 

Jalan Tenang, Labis

Mantan-banduan-salahguna-kuasa Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim gagal mendapat sambutan dalam dua siri lawatan pra-kempen PRK N 05 Tenang, minggu lepas. Dalam dua majlis berasingan, warga Labis memberikan sambutan hambar.

Dalam satu majlis makan dengan masyarakat Cina di Labis, hadirin diberikan RM 50.00 seorang disamping dijamu.

Pada hari berasingan semasa berucap di Kampung Tenang pula, hanya 30 orang sahaja warga tempatan yang hadir. Dikatakan ‘pemerhati’, termasuk petugas pelbagai agensi yang berada di luar pagar kawasan ceramah melebihi para hadirin yang mendengar ceramah politik berdasarkan pembohongan dan menghasut yang basi ini.

Ketua Pembangkang ini berucap dengan nada ‘merayu’, hanya mampu berucap untuk 30 minit kerana sambutan amat hambar.

Jelas Pakatan Rakyat kini amat terdesak. Ini kerana kegagalan melaksana janji, terutama “Mengambil alih Kerajaan Persekutuan pada 16 September 2008”. Kegagalan pentadbiran beberapa negeri bawah kuasa PR dan tindakan mencabar kedaulatan Raja Raja dan Perlembagaan seperti di Perak (Feb 2009) dan Selangor (Disember 2010) telah jelas menghakis keyakinan rakyat.

PAS yang bersekongkol dengan anti Melayu dan Islam parti Chauvinis Cina DAP kini telah ‘terperangkap’, terutama apabila tuntutan mereka “Menubuhkan Kerajaan berlandaskan Al Quran dan hadis” sudah tiada lagi diketengahkan. Isu MP DAP mencemari kesucian masjid juga membangkitkan kemarahan orang Melayu (majoriti pengundi), sehinggakan DYMM Sultan menitah murka.

PRK N05 Tenang ini adalah cabaran amat getir bagi PR. Cubaan Anwar baru baru ini mencabar Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak untuk kunun kunun ‘berdebat secara terbuka’ dilihat sebagai sandiwara seorang yang ‘bankrap politik dan kini amat terdesak’. PM Dato’ Seri Najib hari ini memberi amaran kepada Anwar agar tidak meneruskan sandiwara ‘cabaran debat’ ini. Ianya semakin dilihat oleh majoriti rakyat sebagai ‘memualkan’.

Timbalan Presiden UMNO Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yasin akan mengumumkan calon BN bagi PRK N05 Tenang petang ini di Dataran Labis. Ini akan lebih melemahkan jentera kempen PR.

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Published in: on January 19, 2011 at 01:48  Comments (6)  

Tricky Bobby & Rosli Dahlan?

There you have it. MACC consultation an corruption prevention panel member Tan Sri Robert Phang did try to bribe a Chief Secretary of a powerful Ministry. This is really bad for graft-buster to be involved in an act of graft itself.

This is the same man who tried to ‘gun-down’ Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail for his recent Hajj trip with his wife. When he went to explain to the top echelons of MACC, which include some of the Commissioners, Phang was very adamant that Gani must be investigated for corrupt practices. He even refuted MACC consultation and corruption prevention panel Chairman Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam’s opinion in the open, a press statement:

PRESS STATEMENT BY TAN SRI DATUK ROBERT PHANG MIOW SIN

Chairman – Social Care Foundation

Panel Advisor of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)

RESPONSE TO DISCLOSURE BY TAN SRI RAMON NAVARATNAM OF A CONFIDENTIAL MEETING

1.            On Tuesday 4th January 2011, a meeting was held at the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission Academy (MACC). 30 members of the MACC board and panel members attended this meeting with the Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. I was amongst those invited to attend this meeting. As usual it is only an invitation basis and we were told this was a confidential meeting.

2.            I was thus surprised to read that evening’s news reports that the MACC Corruption Prevention Panel Chairman Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam had issued a statement to the effect that the MACC members who attended this meeting were satisfied with Abdul Gani’s explanation and found that there was no need to investigate the allegations of Abdul Gani’s connection with former MAS Chairman, Tan Sri Tajuddin’s proxy, one En Shahidan Shafie.

3.            I am equally surprised not just because Ramon’s statement couldn’t be further from the truth, but also because Ramon had breached the confidentiality of this meeting by making this public disclosure. That Ramon can be in a haste to issue such a statement will inevitably invite further allegations that the board and panel members who attended this meeting were just rubberstamps to preserve the AG’s position. By his actions, Ramon has eroded any vestige of credibility that may be left of the MACC,  its advisory panels and other committee members.

4.            I am therefore compelled to respond because I am a member of the same MACC Corruption Prevention Panel of which Ramon is the Chairman. One thing I must agree with Ramon is that Abdul Gani had indeed gone out on a limb and had gone overboard in trying to convince us of his innocence and that he had no close relationship with En Shahidan. To me and others, it was a sorry sight.

5.            I regret Ramon’s statement that  – “ MACC members were satisfied with Abdul Gani’s explanation and found that there was no need to investigate the allegations”. I also resent Tan Sri Ramon’s statement that – “We found that there was no case at all to accuse him of being linked to Tajuddin just because of this Haj trip. It was irresponsible to allege that he was in any way linked.”

6.            I consider Ramon’s statement to be a direct attack on me as I had earlier called on Abdul Gani to clear the air over public allegations of his relationship with Shahidan and the Mecca Haj pilgrimage. I was concerned that Abdul Gani’s silence would fuel deeper suspicions and confusion.

7.            Ramon can speak for himself but he has no mandate from me or the other panel members to make that statement on our behalf. That was not how I perceived the meeting. What was certain was that my esteemed colleagues who attended the meeting did not want to humiliate Abdul Gani any further. It was not our intention to humble the Top Lawyer of the country.

8.            It is therefore imperative for Abdul Gani to dispel any suspicion surrounding his conduct of consorting with Shahidan Shafie and the Mecca Haj pilgrimage. The public needs to be satisfied as to why Abdul Gani had not acted on the recommendations of the then Director of Commercial Crimes Department, Dato’ Ramli Yusuff, that Tajudin should be prosecuted. Inevitable the public already perceived that the AG’s decision to prosecute Dato’ Ramli as an attempt to cover up the MAS scandal.

9.            I deeply regret that Ramon considers these allegations against Abdul Gani as just loose talks, rumours and speculations with no proper basis. I fear the public will see this as just another whitewash.

10.            These are matters that have been in the public domain and it is only fit and proper that I remind the powers that be of the public displeasure.

“HUMBLENESS IS GOOD VIRTUE, ARROGANCE SHALL FALL, THE MEEK WILL RULE THE WORLD”.

Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin

Justice of Peace

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We can’t help it but to wonder why is Phang behaving in such a bold manner that this could bring the image of the MACC down. His statement was damning. Now, if this allegation of Phang attempted to bribe a career top civil servant, it is scandalous. It is thinning of the wedge.

Then we began to ponder the MACC case against Rosli Dahlan, which the latter got an acquittal almost a month ago. Rosli is the chap closely linked to former Commercial Crime Director Dato’ Ramli Yusuf, who was acquitted also. Phang is said to be very close to Ramli when the latter was the Sabah Police Commissioner.

MACC went after Rosli thinking that he was the proxy to Ramli, since Ramli as a career Policeman amassed so much an unaccounted wealth.

The plot gets more complicated when the Phang-Gani thingy could be related to the ‘Royal Commission on Anwar Ibrahim’s Black Eye’, which was raised recently and implicated Gani and former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan.   The 1999 RCI on the Black Eye determined that former IGP Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor slugged former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim which caused the ‘Black Eye’. Ramli, then Deputy Director of CID and holding Deputy Commissioner of Police rank was present in the cell when Rahim slugged Anwar and no records showed that he filed any report on the act even though he was very well aware that Rahim had committed a felony.

This attempt to go against Gani is suspiciously looking like a concerted effort protect persons who are ‘closely linked’ to the ‘Lords of the Underworld Vices’. In fact, its a probable political spinning. Today, it was said that Rosli is taking MACC to court for ‘wrongful charge’. The plot gets thicker.

Is there a link between Phang and Rosli?

It is clear that Phang is going after Gani and Musa and Rosli is after MACC’s blood. These are the premier crime fighting agencies. Bringing these agencies even to a position where their ‘defense system’ are down simply making the vulnerable to other attacks. Especially when some parties could strategically benefit from this vulnerability and it was all along part of their strategy to climb into power.

How issue brought against Gani and Musa is a demonstration that Ramli has been ‘advising’ the Oppositions, particularly former-abuse-of-power-convict Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar’s sodomy case is going well into the fourth gear despite a good 23 times to delay and twice to recuse the trial judge. The ‘Teoh Beng Hock sudden death’ case is now into political overdrive. The Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government is in so much trouble and there are criminal conducts of the members which have yet to surface.

Let us get our priorities right. Gani, Musa and MACC Chief Commissioner Dato’ Seri Abu Kassim are all crime fighters. It is bad that Phang managed to wiggle himself as an MACC Commissioner. It is time to differentiate who are the ‘good guys’ & ‘bad guys’. The Opposition whose long term strategy to fight their way into power had a ‘demonising the law enforcement agencies’ as top of their list.

 

Published in: on January 17, 2011 at 13:46  Comments (8)  

NST: Insensitive or oversight?

This piece on food indulgence for the upcoming Chinese New Year was featured in today’s News Straits Times. The suitablity of the story considering the current ‘sensitivities’ should be observed.

 

Sucking pig pix an NST's Life and Times, 16 Jan 2011

Chinese New Year is over two weeks away. Never the less, the appropriateness of today’s article which featured the photo of suckling pig is doubted.  Considering that the current ‘displeasure’ of Muslims, over issues such as the ‘complain against azan’ in Kampung Kerinchi and ‘storming of the mamak stall’ in Penang by DAP ADUN for Komtar Ng Wei Aik.

The lifestyle and New Sunday Times editors should be sensitive on things even some might argue as ‘trivial’.

When then Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein arranged for the News Straits Times to be brought back to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore in 1965, we doubt that he had these sort of features in mind. Especially NST was traditionally controlled by UMNO-led owners, management and editorial and Malaysia is very much a conservative country where Muslims are the majority. Leadership should really look into who they alleviated as members of  the editorial board.

It is ashamed that NST is lunged for their oversight on something as trivial as this.

 

 

Published in: on January 16, 2011 at 23:16  Comments (49)  

Hina dan maaf: Permainan apa ini?

Dewasa ini, masyarakat Bukan Melayu terutama golongan Chauvinis Cina makin lantang ‘mencabar’ kedudukan istimewa dan perasaan dan emosi orang Melayu. Ini termasuk soal ugama Islam dan kedudukan, kedaulatan dan kuasa mutlak DYMM Raja Raja. Paling terbaru ialah isu “Azan masjid terlalu kuat di Kampung Kerinchi”.

100 bantah peguam pertikai azan Subuh

KUALA LUMPUR 14 Jan. – Lebih 100 orang berhimpun di pekarangan Masjid Al-Ikhlasiah di Jalan Pantai Permai di sini, hari ini, sebagai membantah tindakan seorang peguam bukan Islam menghantar memorandum berkaitan azan kepada Perdana Menteri, pada Disember lepas.

Memorandum itu antara lain meminta pihak pengurusan masjid berkenaan memperlahankan laungan azan yang didakwa mengganggu tidurnya setiap Subuh sekali gus membangkitkan kemarahan umat Islam.

Mereka yang mewakili persatuan penduduk sekitar Kampung Kerinchi dan beberapa pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Islam mula berhimpun secara aman di pekarangan masjid selepas solat Jumaat pada pukul 2 petang.

Kumpulan itu membawa kain rentang dan sepanduk yang tertera tulisan ‘Laungan Azan, Laungan Keramat’, ‘Jangan Main Api’ dan ‘Islam Agama Kami’ serta melaungkan takbir.

NGO yang terlibat antaranya Majlis Gabungan Ayahanda-Ayahanda; Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Dakwah Islamiah (Pekida) dan Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa).

Perhimpunan yang berakhir pada pukul 2.30 petang itu sedikit kecoh apabila ada pihak membakar tiga replika jenazah di luar masjid, namun berjaya dihentikan pihak polis.

Bagaimanapun tiada insiden yang tidak diingini berlaku pada perhimpunan itu.

Pengerusi Majlis Gabungan Ayahanda-Ayahanda Wilayah Persekutuan, Zakaria Awang pada sidang akhbar selepas itu berkata, perasaan penduduk sekitar Lembah Pantai dan NGO Islam amat terhiris dengan tindakan pengadu menghantar memorandum kepada Perdana Menteri berhubung perkara itu.

Katanya, azan merupakan sebahagian daripada aspek ibadah umat Islam sejak berkurun lamanya dan ia tidak pernah dipersoalkan termasuk oleh penjajah.

Beliau hairan dengan sikap peguam itu yang sepatutnya mahir mengenai Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan mengetahui bahawa Islam adalah agama rasmi negara.

”Ia secara jelas memberi kebebasan kepada rakyat mengamalkan agama yang dianuti mereka. Justeru kami menggesa kerajaan supaya mengambil tindakan terhadap peguam itu sebagai pengajaran kepadanya dan orang lain sekiranya mahu membangkitkan perkara sama pada masa akan datang,” katanya.

Difahamkan, berikutan penghantaran memorandum oleh peguam itu, kariah Masjid Al-Ikhlasiah terpaksa memperlahankan laungan azan sejak dua minggu lalu.

Menurut Zakaria, persatuan penduduk dan NGO Islam mencadangkan supaya kerajaan mengambil tindakan terhadap peguam itu mengikut Akta Hasutan dan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA).

Selain itu, penduduk menasihatkan peguam itu supaya berpindah dari tempat tinggalnya sekarang atau menukar kerakyatan kepada negara yang digemarinya.

”Selain itu, kita meminta beliau memohon maaf secara terbuka kepada seluruh umat Islam di negara ini khususnya penduduk di Lembah Pantai,” katanya.

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Sebelum itu, perbuatan ‘samseng’ ADUN DAP Komtar Ng Wei Aik, yang juga Setiausaha Politik Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng. (DAP adalah parti yang berdasarkan semangat Chauvinis Cina, anti Melayu dan anti Islam). Namun apabila perbuatan melampau dan luar dari bidang kuasa itu dibangkitkan sehingga mendapat reaksi negatif bukan sahaja warga Pulau Pinang, malah orang Melayu seluruh negara, maka Ng meminta maaf.

Permohonan maaf bukan penamat

Oleh ROKIAH ABDULLAH
rokiah.abdullah@utusan.com.my

PULAU PINANG 14 Jan. – “Walaupun dia telah minta maaf, namun perbuatannya tetap melukakan hati saya dan juga seluruh kaum India Muslim di negara ini.”

Itulah luahan hati pemilik Restoran Nasi Kandar Mohamed Aliyar, Syed Kassali Mohamed Aliyar, 42, berhubung permohonan maaf Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Komtar, Ng Wei Aik kerana bertindak agresif terhadap pekerja dan premisnya minggu lalu.

Menurut Syed Kassali, perbuatan Wei Aik sukar dilupakan kerana ia bukan sahaja menimbulkan trauma kepada dirinya dan pekerja di restoran berkenaan malah mewujudkan suasana tidak harmoni dalam kalangan masyarakat berbilang kaum di negara ini.

Katanya, permohonan maaf itu bukan penamat kepada apa yang telah berlaku kerana banyak masalah lain timbul kesan perbuatan melulu Wei Aik.

“Saya terima permohonan maaf itu kerana tidak mahu isu perkauman terus diperkatakan. Banyak hati perlu dijaga.

“Malu tetap malu, nak buat macam mana. Lagipun kami tiada rakaman audio visual seperti yang diminta. Yang ada cuma rakaman kamera litar tertutup (CCTV),” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian setelah menerima permohonan maaf secara terbuka yang dibuat Wei Aik di restorannya di Gat Lebuh Macallum di sini hari ini.

Setelah menerima tekanan banyak pihak, akhirnya, Setiausaha Politik Ketua Menteri itu tampil ke restoran tersebut kira-kira pukul 11.30 pagi ini dan memohon maaf secara terbuka kepada Syed Kassali atas keterlanjuran bertindak kasar dan agresif terhadap premis tersebut.

Sebelum menyatakan permohonan maafnya, Wei Aik dilihat mengadakan perjumpaan bersama Syed Kassali hampir 10 minit.

Tengah malam 2 Januari lalu, Restoran Nasi Kandar Mohamed Aliyar itu kecoh apabila kakitangan Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) merampas kerusi, meja, televisyen serta peralatan lain yang terdapat di premis tersebut.

Sebelum restoran berkenaan didatangi penguat kuasa, berlaku satu kemalangan melibatkan dua buah kereta berhampiran restoran itu pada kira-kira pukul 10.10 malam.

Walaupun tiada pelanggan yang cedera dalam kejadian itu tetapi televisyen milik restoran tersebut pecah akibat rempuhan berkenaan.

Selepas itu, Wei Aik datang bersama beberapa orang ke restoran berkenaan dan mengarahkan penguat kuasa MPPP menyita barang-barang di kedai berkenaan.

Wei Aik juga didakwa mengeluarkan ungkapan ‘Tutup kedai, balik India’ yang berunsur perkauman kepada pekerja restoran berkenaan.

Tindak-tanduk beliau yang ala samseng itu telah menimbulkan perasaan tidak puas hati dikalangan masyarakat terutamanya kaum India Muslim sehingga lapan laporan polis dibuat pihak terlibat termasuk oleh Syed Kassali dan Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia (IRIMM).

Kongres India Muslim Malaysia (Kimma) negeri pula telah menghantar memorandum kepada Ketua Menteri, Lim Guan Eng supaya tindakan diambil terhadap Wei Aik.

Menurut Syed Kassali, beliau akan mengadakan perbincangan dengan Kimma dan Persatuan Restoran India Muslim Malaysia (Presma) untuk melihat bentuk tindakan yang patut dibuat pihaknya terutama dalam menyelesaikan isu kerugian besar yang ditanggung restorannya sejak kejadian tersebut.

“Perniagaan semakin merosot dan sehingga kini kami telah kerugian hampir RM30,000. Keadaan ini tidak pernah berlaku sebelum ini.

“Justeru, saya akan berbincang dengan Kimma dan Presma, apa yang boleh dibuat dan bentuk tindakan selanjutnya. Setakat ini tiada jaminan apa-apa daripadanya (Wei Aik) selain bantuan untuk memohon lesen MPPP,” katanya.

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Soal azan di Kampung Kerinchi, ianya menjadi rungutan oleh seorang yang dipercayai mantan Setiausaha Akhbar Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting semasa beliau menjawat Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan. Identiti individu tersebut yang dipetik dari Akhbar Cina sebagai Ng Kian Nam telah menulis surat komplen kepada Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, mengenai azan tersebut.

Ianya menerima reaksi yang amat negatif.

Ianya sama apabila MP DAP Serdang Teo Nie Ching masuk kedalam surau dan memberikan ucapan, dalam bulan Ramadhan. Reaksi kemarahan memuncak sehingga DYMM Sultan Selangor Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah sendiri mengeluarkan titah murka atas tindakan yang dianggap ‘biadap’ dan ‘menghina kesucian ugama Islam’ itu.

Teo juga kemudian memohon maaf. Tetapi ianya bukan tanpa Exco DAP Selangor Theresa Kok, yang juga MP DAP Sputeh, ‘memarahi’ jawatankuasa surau tersebut.

Setiap kali individu atau wakil masyarakat Cina ini menyuarakan sesuatu dengan lantang yang melukakan perasaan atau lebih teruk menghina dan menimbulkan kemarahan orang Melayu dan Islam, maka permohonan maaf muncul. ‘Penghinaan’ (cabar, cela dan kemudian minta maaf, mengikut turutan itu) ini boleh disifatkan sebagai sengaja mencabar kesabaran dan ketahanan tekanan orang Melayu. Ini kerana apa apa reaksi negatif orang Melayu kepada individu atau minoriti dari masyarakat Cina ini akan diperkudakan oleh pihak tertentu sebagai modal untuk memaparkan pada dunia ‘Orang Melayu tiada toleransi’ dan lebih buruk lagi, bersifat ‘oppresif’ kepada minoriti.

Apakah permohonan maaf setelah menghina adalah satu tamparan-penghinaan dari perbuatan asal?

Persoalnya sekarang, sampai bila ini akan berterusan berlaku? Apakah minoriti dari masyarakat Cina sengaja ‘menjolok sarang tebuan’ semata mata untuk melihat tahap kesabaran orang Melayu atau mencabar agar sesuatu yang buruk seperti pergaduhan atau rusuhan antara etnik seperti Peristiwa Berdarah 13 Mei 1969 berlaku semula?

Hakikatnya, terbukti acap kali bahawa DAP merupakan pencetus perasaan rasism diMalaysia.

Satu perspektif yang perlu diambil kira ialah politik masyarakat Cina. Kemungkinan parti parti Cina seperti MCA dan DAP sedang ‘bertarung’ untuk menjadi ‘juara’ dari kacamata masyarakat Cina. Dalam MCA sendiri, sudah dilihat bagaimana Kepimpinan MCA menyalahkan semangat nasionalism sebagai punca kegagalan mereka meraih keyakinan dan ketirisan undi dari masyakat Cina. Presiden MCA Dato’ Seri Chua Soi Lek menyalahkan NGO Melayu seperti PERKASA sebagai punca mereka gagal meraih undi Cina di PRK 094 Hulu Selangor April 2010. Kemudian Kongress Ekonomi Cina anjuran MCA yang meminta sistem kuota dihapuskan.

Sekiranya MCA ada masalah dalaman, maka menjajari langkah DAP bukanlah selesaian yang bijak. Ini kerana sikap Chauvinis Cina DAP sebagai ‘agen provokateur’ sudah sampai ketahap maksima dan orang Melayu sudah tidak tahan lagi. Amat malang bagi MCA yang menjadi rakankongsi MCA sekiranya orang Melayu menanggap “Mereka semua ini sama saja, anti Melayu!”.

Ini kerana MCA bergantung kepada undi Melayu untuk terus ‘relevan’ dalam Kerajaan kongsi-kuasa BN dan perlu menyelesaikan masalah dalaman dengan segera. Mereka juga perlu membuktikan peranan mereka dalam BN dan Kerajaan ‘Kongsi-Kuasa’, yang buat masa ini diperuntukan 4 jawatan Menteri Kabinet. MCA perlu membuktikan mereka relevan diberikan kepercayaan undi majoriti orang Melayu. Hakikatnya DAP sudah ‘tepu’ dalam kawasan yang majoriti atau hampir majoriti pengundi masyarakat Cina.

Toleransi dan kesabaran orang Melayu ada hadnya. Amat penting diingat bahawa Orang Melayu mempunyai sifat ‘amuk’. Permainan ‘hina dan maaf’ ini mungkin diakhiri dengan ‘amuk’. Pada ketika itu, tiada siapa yang beroleh keuntungan. Oleh itu rakyat Malaysia perlu mengelakan dari sebarang permainan ‘Menang jadi arang, kalau jadi abu’.

*Dikemaskini 800pm

 

 

 

 

Published in: on January 15, 2011 at 14:26  Comments (15)  

Proton’s Lotus marks history into British Police’s stable

 

Proton Wira in service as a British Police car

In the early nineties, Malaysians are proud when their national car Proton Iswara made it into the stables of British Police. Proton UK at the time offered a good deal for the British consumers. It was a definite boost and boon for the Perusahan Otomobil Nasional Bhd., which just went listed then.

 

Proton Waja aka Proton Impian (as known in the UK)

Then the legacy lives on. Malaysian-indigenous Proton Impian (originally Proton Waja) entered the British Police service. In 2005 Humberside Police started to use Proton indigenous -designed-and-developed Gen 2 for the North Eastern English province.

 

Proton Persona

The most recent is recently launched Proton subsidiary’s Lotus Evora, being offered for Midlands Police for the patrol run along all London-west-coast bound major highways.

Britain’s fastest police car

Lotus has donated one of its Evora sports cars to the traffic cops operating in the West Midlands.

Dressed in full panda car livery, the Evora will be a worrying sight for speeders.

Lotus Evora now in service with Midlands Police

Of more concern for law-breakers is the car’s 276bhp 3.5-litre V6 engine, which propels it to 60mph in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 162mph, rendering it Britain’s fastest police car.

The Evora starts at £48,550 and it’s the first car of its type to be used by a police force in the UK.

However, it’s not a permanent fixture, as Lotus has loaned the car to the force, so it will only be on the beat for two weeks as part of a trial.

Drivers can expect to see the Evora patrolling the M5, M6 and M42 motorways as well as the M6 toll road.

Speaking to the ‘Daily Mail’, PC Angus Nairn said: “It’s a very quick car and we hope it will prove an effective deterrent to anyone thinking of speeding or trying to outrun us.

“It has incredible performance yet still does around 30 miles to the gallon. It will attract a lot of attention on the motorways but that is the whole idea – it will remind drivers of the need to keep to the speed limits at all times.”

This isn’t the first time that the West Midlands Police has employed the services of specialist vehicles. Last year it borrowed an HGV to see into the cabs of lorries and catch careless drivers using their mobile phones at the wheel.

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The acceptance of the ‘fastest Police car in the British history’ of the recently Geneva-Auto-Show-launched latest Lotus product would definitely be a major boost for the Proton subsidiary. This automatically placed Lotus in the same league as Porsche, which is currently serving the German Polizei  Highway Patrol.

Proton should optimise this opportunity and go for a major global campaign. This is a precursor of a much larger branding campaign if and when Lotus could be the next Q-issued car for on-screen-famed MI 6 assassin and master-spy, James Bond or “Agent Double-Zero-Seven”. For the record, Lotus Espirit appeared as the ‘Bond-car’ in the 1977 flick “The Spy Who Loves Me” and 1981 flick “For Your Eyes Only”, replacing the traditional Aston Martin ‘Bond-car’.

 

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Police interviewed Rocky

Ampang Jaya Police officers came by and interviewed Datuk Ahirudin “Rocky” Attan this afternoon. It was about a Police report lodged on 4 Jan 2010, purportedly to investigate on the “Wikileaks: Malaysian senior politician and his maid”, posted 23 Dec 2010.

The Police officers were said to be “Very professional and polite”. A statement was taken. They wanted to know the source of the story.

It was also in relation to the Police report lodged in Jelebu by some PAS members alleging Minister of Information, Communications and Culture Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim, Ph.D for a sexual related crime. PKR-Youth-Chief contender Badrul Hisham “Chegu Bard” Shaharin lodged another report alleging  Dr. Rais of the same crime the next day in Seremban.

Like in the “Santa Rais” (posted 9 October 2010) case when Dr Rais lodged a Police report against Rocky on 12 October 2010, we expect them to call BigDog next to facilitate the investigation. We shall give our fullest co-operation, as we had done before.

On 5 January 2011 Dr Rais vehemently denied the allegations. Then on 7 January 2011, an Indonesian news portal Detiknews.com published that Rubingah or Robengah denied the rape happened and decribed Dr Rais as “A very kind Boss”.

Now that Police is investigating the ‘messengers’, probably they should also also investigate the report from Migrant Care. They were the ones who purportedly lodged the report about “An Indonesian woman name Robengah was raped by Dato’ Seri Dr Rais Yatim”, then the Minister of Law, to the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. According a news report Vivanews, an officer by the name of ‘Tatang Razak’ received the report.

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Why do some Ministers love their top people around them all the time?

Agencies and corporations under any ministries are supposed to serve their ‘clients’. It is part of the delivery system envisaged by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak in his ‘1 Malaysia’ call, “Rakyat first”.

The rakyat should be first. Be it individuals or other legal entities such as corporations or NGOs. All the departments, agencies and corporations are expected and supposed to serve and face the rakyat, in the implementation of policies that have been formulated and decided at Ministry level. This is a translation from a biggest and highest decision making forum, which is the Cabinet.

Engaging the rakyat means that the workforce across the board in the departments, agencies and corporations should prioritise themselves in serving the target market and do their operations first. Not serving the whims and fancies of the political master first.

Dato Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim Ph.D in his usual 'ceremonial duty'

Ministers crave for the attention. That is the by-product of being a politician and worse still, political animal. Some of them want or worse still, expect events to be created or staged so that they could come, give speeches and officiate or dedicate something. The more the better. Some of them expects all the senior officials such as the Chief Secretary, Deputy Chief Secretaries, Director Generals, Chief Executives and/or Divisional Secretaries serving under his ministry to be present in all these events, to show the ‘full force’ of the ministry when the Minister meets the rakyat or attending these events.

Let the ceremony begins.

We were told one such personality is Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim Ph.D. He thrives the limelight and expects all the top and senior persons serving in various capacities under his ministry to be present in the endless pomp-and-pageantry events. That is well and good, provided the men and women who were asked to attend the Minister’s events and these pomp-and-pageantry dos have nothing else more important to do in the capacity in serving the “Rakyat first”.

Minister-in-charge of Communications, Information & Culture Dr. Rais Yatim

If the Chief Secretary, Deputy Chief Secretaries, Director Generals, Chairmans/CEOs, Directors and Divisional Secretaries serving under the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture spend a lot of time outside their office in attending these events as ‘ceremonial figures’, so will be doing their work in meeting their real clients and charter targets?  Just so that the Minister can demonstrate to the attendees of the events that invited him gives him the full force support of all the agencies and corporations under his ministry?

Is serving the political master in their capacity of ‘showing face’, part of KPIs as civil servants or professionals in corporations under the ministry? Must every speeches the Minister make in every pomp-and-pageantry ceremony be a landmark policy driven message that every senior personnel under the ministry must attend?

Should event like this get media coverage? Note the Bernama mike on the right

These are modern times. These are the times where information move at neuron speed and to far reaching places. The dynamism and challenges of the modern world requires much more from public servants. Faster response time, faster decisions and faster game plan to implement. No longer the days where public servants could sit on top of issues and suggestions for months and get lost ‘in transit’ or ‘within the system’.

These persons are supposed to engage their clients or target groups as per in their respective charters. What if the persons who are supposed to man these positions of formulation, planning, evaluation, decision making and implementation spend considerable time away from their posts, just to serve the whims and fancies of their political master and in reality, brought about little or no productivity in their capacity and expertise?

 

Rais officiating a Minankabau Food Festival. Should most if not all his ministry senior officials attend this function?

These feudalistic practices must stop. It is unproductive. If the Minister loves and craves all these pomp-and-pageantries, let him be. He can do all these all day long as he fancies. But leave his officers out of it. They have real work to do. Propping the Minister in ceremonial duties is least of the productive work the Chief Secretary, Deputy Chief Secretaries, Chairman/CEOs, Directors, Divisional Secretaries and lesser ranking officers should do. Or so it would seem.

Is that how PM Dato’ Seri Najib wanted for his Government Transformation Plan, in translating the ‘1 Malaysia’ call “Rakyat first”?

 

Published in: on January 12, 2011 at 11:16  Comments (30)  

Its time to check the operations, in detail

This was the accident late last night at Kuching International Airport. As a result, more that 20 flights in and out of the same airport today was postponed.

The Star report:

Published: Tuesday January 11, 2011 MYT 11:16:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday January 11, 2011 MYT 12:37:24 PM

AirAsia plane skids at Kuching airport

By SHAUN HO

KUALA LUMPUR: An AirAsia flight to Kuching skidded off the runway Monday night and landed on the grass verge, leaving four passengers with minor injuries.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said flight AK5218, an Airbus A320, was carrying 124 passengers and six crew members.

“The plane was landing during a downpour and that is when it skidded,” he said Tuesday.

Efforts to lift the A319 jet so that the runaway could be used

Kong said the plane had landed on soft soil on the edge of the runway. AirAsia and Kuching International Airport staff are working to remove the plane for checks.

As a result of the incident, services at the airport have been was disrupted, with up to 11 flights to the airport affected.

“I expect services at the airport to resume by noon,” he said after opening the National Maritime Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia Group Chief Executive Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes tweeted: “Working hard to remove aircraft. All passengers are home.”

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These landing mishaps happen far too frequent for this airline. On 19 March 2007, KCH saw flight operation disruptions because of the same problem, by the same airline. On 9 Nov 2004, AK 106 skidded of the runway during landing at BKI. Disrupted flight operations took two days to normalise. Disruptions cause a lot money. Especially when an airline’s business is dependent on the minimal turnaround time as one of the KPIs.

KCH, March 2007

Every time these accidents happened, Malaysia Airlines ground handling and engineering are asked to resolve the stranded-aircraft-of-the-runaway. This is because AirAsia has no adequate engineering facility at these airports and the disruptions also adversely affected Malaysia Airlines operations.

Its time for Department of Civil Aviation to go through operations and safety procedures of AirAsia. Too much at stake. Somebody should pay for the losses of business incurred by Malaysia Airlines and Malaysia Airports. Then again AirAsia was reluctant to settle their dues with Malaysia Airports.

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PAS ada masalah calon di PRK Tenang?

Grafik Analisa Pengundi DUN N 05 Tenang

Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) yang dijangkakan akan meletakan calon pada penamaan pilihanraya kecil (PRK) N 05 Tenang pada 22 Januari 2011 sedang menghadapi masalah. Mereka tiada personaliti yang sesuai untuk diketengahkan sebagai calon parti. Setakat ini, mereka masih lagi ‘bermain-main’ dengan cadangan meletakan Muslimat sebagai calon

Laporan Utusan Malaysia:

ARKIB : 05/01/2011

Pas mungkin letak calon wanita di DUN Tenang

KOTA BHARU 4 Jan. – Pas tidak menolak kemungkinan untuk meletakkan calon wanita pada Pilihan Raya Kecil Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Tenang, Johor pada 30 Januari ini.

Presiden Pas, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang berkata, pihaknya sudah mempunyai senarai pendek calon tersebut tetapi ia akan hanya diumum pada 16 Januari ini.

“Kita sudah ada calon, ciri-ciri calon macam biasa tetapi tunggu kita akan umumkan nanti, yang penting calon ini mampu untuk memenangi hati rakyat dan melaksanakan dasar parti.

“Pas tidak pernah menghalang calon muslimat, jadi kita tunggu dan lihat nanti,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat di Kediaman Rasmi Menteri Besar di JKR 10, di sini hari ini.

Turut sama dalam pertemuan itu, Setiausaha Agung Pas, Datuk Mustafa Ali.

Beliau mengulas mengenai persiapan parti itu bagi menghadapi Pilihan Raya Kecil DUN Tenang yang akan diadakan pada 30 Januari ini.

Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) menetapkan penamaan calon bagi pilihan raya kecil itu pada 22 Januari ini.

Kerusi DUN Tenang kosong berikutan kematian Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN), Datuk Sulaiman Taha pada 17 Disember lalu.

Allahyarham Sulaiman meninggal dunia akibat jangkitan kuman dalam darah dan penyakit kencing manis di Hospital Pakar Ampang Puteri, Kuala Lumpur.

Sulaiman mempertahankan kerusi DUN Tenang pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-12 dengan menewaskan calon Pas, Mohd. Saim Siran dengan majoriti 2,492 undi.

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Hakikatnya, PAS tidak mempunyai asas kukuh di Johor. Johor merupakan ‘kubu tradisi’ UMNO dan semenjak PRU pertama 1959, PAS hanya mampu memenangi kerusi pada PRU 12 lepas.

Contoh terbaik ialah Pesuruhjaya PAS Johor Dato’ Dr Mahfodz Mohamed, Beliau merupakan tenaga akademik Universiti Malaya yang amat terkenal dan dihormati. Beliau juga merupakan Pengerusi dan Imam Masjid Al Mujahidden Damansara Utama, lubuk PAS terkenal dalam masyarakat Melayu urban dan professional. Namun semenjak 1999, beliau telah gagal untuk menjadi Yang Berhormat dari Johor mewakili parti yang kunun kunun berdasarkan Al Quran dan Hadith itu.

Setakat ini, calon PAS yang disenarai pendek untuk dicalonkan dalam PRK N05 Tenang ini ialah seorang peguam Firdaus Masod dan guru Normala Sudirman. Normala, 37, adalah graduan Maktab Perguruan Tuanku Bainun, Pulau Pinang merupakan anak generasi kedua FELDA. Beliau kini menjawat Ketua Muslimah PAS Labis.

PAS Labis dikira hampir tidak ujud. PAS Johor juga amat kurang mantap berbanding PAS negeri lain. Namun begitu, UMNO perlu berkerja keras untuk sekurang kurangnya mengembalikan 1,288 perbezaan undi antara PRU 11 2004 dan PRU 12 2008. UMNO bukan sahaja perlu mengekalkan kemenangan dalam DUN N 05 Tenang, malah perlu menambah majoriti undi sebagai bukti bahawa Kepimpinan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak diterima dalam negeri yang menjadi ‘simpanan tetap’ (fixed deposit) UMNO dan BN.

Pendekata, UMNO perlu menjadi ‘juara psikologi’ dalam PRK ini.

Undi masyarakat Cina disifatkan sebagai ‘undi penentu’ dalam PRK ini. Ianya kini menjadi cabaran kepada Presiden MCA Dato’ Seri Chua Soi Lek, yang suatu masa dahulu menjadi MP Labis. Kini, tempat itu disandang oleh Chua Tee Yong, anak lelaki kepada Dato’ Seri Chua. Dalam rombakan Kabinet Jun 2010, Tee Yong telah dilantik sebagai Timbalan Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani. Dalam PRU 12, Tee Yong menang dengan majoriti undi sebanyak 4,094.

*Perkembangan dikemas kini 1050am

 

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