An insult to stupid people

This video footage is self explanatory. Probably the only feat to match is someone making a Police report why this man is still being allowed to walk around as a free man.

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Published in: on December 31, 2014 at 22:07  Leave a Comment  

Boxing Day ‘Tissue Box’ movement

Ten years ago this very day, an unimaginable earth shattering tragedy struck the western coast of South East Asia (particularly Acheh and Phuket) and south eastern coast of South Asia (Sri Lanka) where two waves of Tsunami hit highly populous places on Boxing Day of 2004. Over 230,000 ppl and missing.

Media carried a lot stories very extensively, especially the suffering of survivors and those who lost everything, family and friends. Even the hardship of relief workers and volunteers.

That got this then eight years old girl to quietly start her ’tissue box’ collection and ask from family and friends to donate. She managed to muscle RM650.00, which was handed over to TV3.

Nine years old Noor Aishah Zaharah's one girl feat to collect donation through her 'Tissue Box' for the Pakistan Earthquake Disaster Relief 2005, was featured in NST on 13 Nov 2005

Nine years old Noor Aishah Zaharah’s one girl feat to collect donation through her ‘Tissue Box’ for the Pakistan Earthquake Disaster Relief 2005, was featured in NST on 13 Nov 2005

On 8 Oct 2005, an earthquake struck Pakistan during Ramadhan which many Malaysians risk their lives to provide relief for the suffering victims and survivors. Estimated 100,000 perished in this tragedy and over 3.5 million people displaced, all over the interior and highlands of the Islamic republic.

Again, media extensively covered the efforts where saw her own paediatric surgeon Mr Abdul Razak Mohamed performed an emergency surgery in the open, by the roadside which was the only passage upstream.

That footage she saw on telly drew her empathy to start another ‘Tissue Box’ collection which saw being passed around beginning Hari Raya Aidil Fitri season weeks later. The short Hari Raya season saw RM845.70 being collected, which was handed over to Peace Malaysia Chairman Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir.

New Sunday Times  featured her story on 13 Nov 2005.

Published in: on December 26, 2014 at 06:30  Comments (3)  

Anifah: Sedition Act is Government’s responsibility to preserve peace

Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman

Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman assured that the Sedition Act would not be used for political purpose but instead would be deployed as tool to ensure that harmony, stability and peace is preserved regardless race, religious belief or political stance.

The Anwarista news portal story:

DAP fires Putrajaya for summoning US envoy over sedition law remark

Published: 11 December 2014

DAP leader Lim Kit Siang said Putrajaya had a ‘funny way’ of celebrating Human Rights Day after United States Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun expressed support for human rights in Malaysia. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 11, 2014.
DAP leader Lim Kit Siang said Putrajaya had a ‘funny way’ of celebrating Human Rights Day after United States Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun expressed support for human rights in Malaysia. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 11, 2014.
Putrajaya came under criticism today for summoning the United States Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun over his remarks on the government’s decision to retain the Sedition Act.

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang said Putrajaya had a “funny way” of celebrating Human Rights Day after Yun expressed support for human rights in Malaysia.

“What was Yun’s offence? In an interview with Malaysiakini, Yun said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s decision to retain the Sedition Act raised human rights concerns,” he said in a statement.

Yun had said on December 6 that the US was “puzzled” over Malaysia’s decision to retain the act.
His comments, however, did not go down well with Putrajaya, prompting Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman to summon the envoy to explain his country’s position on the government’s decision to keep the draconian Sedition Act.

In a statement yesterday, Anifah said Putrajaya was disappointed that the US ambassador had chosen to highlight his unwarranted comments on the government’s decision, given Malaysia’s unwavering position on moderation and tolerance.

“Malaysia regrets the comments made by Yun on the latest developments relating to the government’s decision to retain the Sedition Act 1948,” he said.

Lim argued that although Anifah might believe that Yun’s remarks were “unwarranted and disappointing”, it did not justify the minister “flexing his muscles” and calling up the ambassador.

“Why doesn’t Anifah go whole hog and demand that the United States President Barack Obama recall Yun and replace him with a more amenable ambassador – as Anifah will only be joining the lengthening list of Cabinet ministers who are making a fool of themselves in both the national and international arena?” said Lim.

Other dignitaries have also chastised Malaysia and Najib for reneging on his promise to repeal the colonial-era law, which critics say is being used to silence dissenting voices.

Last week, US vice-president Joe Biden highlighted Putrajaya’s use of the Sedition Act 1948 to stifle opposition, saying it raised rule of law concerns.

“Amid growing US-Malaysia ties, Malaysian government’s use of legal system and Sedition Act to stifle opposition raises rule of law concerns,” he had tweeted.

United Nations resident coordinator in Malaysia Michelle Gyles-McDonnough had later warned there would be greater scrutiny of Malaysia after the country was awarded a seat on the UN Security Council, adding that the Najib administration could no longer speak of human rights and moderation on the world stage and do the opposite at home.

“When you are at the world and regional stage, the need for accountability rises. These privileges come with responsibility and greater accountability,” she had said.

Lim, who is the Gelang Patah MP, asked if Anifah was also going to haul up Gyles-McDonnough over her statement.

“Is Anifah going to reprimand the UN resident co-ordinator and warn the UN to stop interfering in Malaysia’s business or close down the UN office and related UN agencies in Malaysia?

“This is not only a most extraordinary manner for the Malaysian government to celebrate he Human Rights Day in 2014, but to mark its membership in the UN Security Council as well as the Asean chair for the new year,” he added.

The DAP veteran leader noted that Malaysia should know that the UN Charter made it clear that a UN Security Council member should, among others, promote universal respect for human rights.

“Or is Malaysia going to prove the ‘doubting Thomas’ in international society right that Malaysia’s membership in the UN Security Council, together with Angola and Venezuela, would be a “problematic” era for human rights issues?

“Anifah should heed the words of Gyles-Mcdonnough that although the UN does not have the power to compel Malaysia – or any country for that matter – to repeal any questionable legislation, this does not mean Malaysia is spared public and international scrutiny, especially since the country has yet to ratify core conventions on human rights prescribed by the UN.”

Lim also criticised Anifah, saying the minister’s claim that the Sedition Act does not hinder a “vibrant democracy” and that the law was needed to ensure peace and stability in the country, was “dishonest and self-serving”.

“This is because the tensions are caused by the rhetoric and politics of hate, bigotry and extremism emanating from Umno-BN side or their outsourced NGOs, and not from Pakatan Rakyat, but it is the PR leaders, activists and intellectuals who are victimised by selective and malicious investigation and prosecution under the Sedition Act.” – December 11, 2014.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dap-fires-putrajaya-for-summoning-us-envoy-over-sedition-law-remark#sthash.gbHfKNRf.dpuf

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When contacted, Anifah said that Malaysia should not be in the foot steps of what happened to Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria where the people were instigated to rise against the system through social media.

The democracy that they yearn, never did not bring about any good and progress to the said country. Instead, in Egypt’s and Libya’s case, the democracy born out of instigated public brought to destruction and non stop instability.

“Prevention is better than cure”, Anifah said when contacted.

“We have to think about the nation and move forward”.

In actual fact, tensions are being created by the Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders who systematically and structurally insult and challenge the majority on very sensitive matters such as position and role of HRH Rulers and Islam as the religion of the Federation.

Anifah should instead remind Lim to boldly tell off the Americans about the disparaging human rights issues faced by the United States authorities with regards to the recent deaths of Afro-Americans in the hands of Police. Currently, is the basis which is firing many demonstration across the republic which so called championing the democracy.

The report on CIA handling of detainees which was tabled in the United States Congress two days ago demonstrated that inmates and detainees were tortured and a practice carried over since the George W Bush administration after the 911.

Published in: on December 11, 2014 at 16:30  Comments (18)  

Khazanah Konsultants’ Know-how

Khazanah Nasional Bhd.’s hush-hush plan about the restructuring of the national carrier into a New Co. is getting un-nerving to many who are watching the development closely. It is not about the intent but Khazanah’s track record on Malaysia Airlines.

On 29 August 2014 Khazanah announced that Malaysia Airlines Bhd would be listed and a New Co. be formed to take over the asset, operations and liabilities by 1 July 2015, with a 12 point ‘MAS Recovery Plan’.

Two weeks ago, Minister in Prime Minister’s Department in-charge of Economic Planning Unit Dato’ Seri Abdul Wahid Omar presented the Malaysia Airlines Bhd. Bill 2014.

The Star story:

Published: Wednesday November 26, 2014 MYT 1:03:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday November 26, 2014 MYT 3:08:45 PM

Bill to allow new operator to take over Malaysia Airlines tabled for first reading

BY MARTIN CARVALHO AND YUEN MEIKENG

KUALA LUMPUR: A Bill which seeks to provide for the establishment of a new entity to replace Malaysian Airline System Bhd as the national carrier has been tabled in Parliament for its first reading.

The Bill further seeks to appoint an administrator with the powers to administer and manage Malaysian Airline System Bhd and its owned as well as partially-owned subsidiary companies.

Among others, the Bill provides that the corporation by the name Malaysia Airlines Bhd shall have as its main objective, the operating of the national carrier of Malaysia, and shall carry on other businesses as its board of directors sees fit.

The Bill, if passed, will apply for a period of five years from the date of coming its coming into effect or until the listing of shares of the company on Bursa Malaysia, whichever is earlier.

The proposed law, known as the Malaysian Airline System Bhd (Administration) Bill 2014, was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday.

The Bill seeks to ensure the continuity of the essential air services by the company as the national carrier and the provision of uninterrupted connectivity to and from and within Malaysia by the national carrier.

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Two days ago German airline-turn-around-manager Chistoph R Mueller was announced as the CEO of the NewCo. It was the first time in the 42 years history of Malaysia Airlines System since began operation on 1 October 1972 which resulted from the separation of Malaysia-Singapore Airlines that a foreigner heads the national carrier.

Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman at the officiation of Malaysia Airlines System 1 Oct 1972

Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman at the officiation of Malaysia Airlines System 1 Oct 1972

What is alarming is the steps that Khazanah are making towards revolving the spirally corporate conundrum, which started from their own bad and further bad decisions.

The idea of de-listing Malaysia Airlines Bhd. and taking it private as an avenue towards recovery by the rationalisation of assets,operations, routes, staffing, liabilities and legacy issues and hopefully, the transformation came about after the two tragedy of MH370 on 8 March and MH17on 17 July.

The disappearance and shooting down of two B777-200s, one over South Indian Ocean and the later in Eastern Ukraine brought walls crashing on the national carrier which accumulated losses already in RM billions.

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That opened the opportunity to the ‘McKinsey Minded’ streams of Cambridge alumnus operational directors within Khazanah to quickly moot a typical ‘McKinsey’ plan of corporate recovery, which include slaughtering, skinning, deboning and eventually mincing the one time sacred cow in the skies of many Malaysians .

It is something not peculiar for Malaysia Airlines since Khazanah Managing Director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar and former comrades-in-arms both in Khazanah and Binafikir Mohd. Rashdan “Danny” Yusof did something similar 12 years ago. They advised then Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yackop to cut the national carrier into pieces, hive off some businesses and sell away assets in the Wide Asset Unbundling (WAU) program.

It stopped the bleeding to death but gave the national a totally different problem to deal with. Malaysia Airlines now had to lease their operating assets such as aircrafts and part of the leasing agreement is to ‘make good’ of assets leased upon return. That cost more than a bit of money since paying off leasing is undoubtedly higher than hire-purchase since the lessor incorporate the leasing profit in the cost born by the carrier. There is also the issue of investing more money to ‘make good’ against scrap value realisable for disposing off assets.

Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zaharuddin Raja Abd Aziz, Malaysia Airlines CFO who replaced Dato’ Seri Idris Jala as CEO

When former Shell-man Idris Jala was brought in to restructure the national carrier. his plan did make a change.

In 2005, the Malaysian government elected him as CEO of Malaysia Airlines due to massive losses of the company. In February 2006, he announced the airline’s business turnaround plan from a 9-month loss of USD400 million in 2005 to achieving a record profit of USD260 million in 2007 until September 2009.

In May 2008, Idris appeared on national television announcing the airline’s first ever ‘zero fare’ for domestic and a selection of international flights, a move that raised his spat between him and AirAsia’s loud-mouth boss, Tony Fernandes to a new level.

Idris left in 2009 when Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak brought him into the PM’s Department as the Executive Director of economic transformation unit PEMANDU, with a ministerial status. In his place,  CFO Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zaharuddin Raja Abdul Aziz assumed the CEO post of the national carrier.

Game changer: Malaysia Airlines first A380-800 getting the traditional welcome at  KLIA, as it arrives from Airbus Centre 29 June 2012

Game changer: Malaysia Airlines first A380-800 getting the traditional welcome at KLIA, as it arrives from Airbus Centre 29 June 2012

Tengku Azmil carried out most of Idris’s plans which include rebuilding of Malaysia Airlines’ own fleet starting with B737-800s, the new A330-300s and the A380-800s. The A380s were supposed to replace the ageing and fuel guzzling B747-400, which have been in service with the national carrier since 20 years earlier.

Malaysia Airlines even posted RM234 million in FY 2010.

Tengku Azmil was not giving the right opportunity to explore the full potential of Malaysia Airlines (mostly from the restrictions imposed by MOF and MOT, which some are believed to be spill over when AirAsia had the ‘open sky reign’ during PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s premiership and the dreaded years under the ‘Level Four Boys’).

In a surprise corporate maneuvre in early August 2011, one Sunday Tengku Azmil was told by his Khazanah bosses to pack up and leave within 24 years. The unthinkable had happened.

Those who areresponsible and should pay this RM10 million fine for Malaysia Airlines

Those who areresponsible and should pay this RM10 million fine for Malaysia Airlines

Khazanah hastily agreed to a ‘share-swap’ with Tune Air brokered by CIMB where 20% of Malaysia Airlines holding are swapped with 10% of AirAsia and Tony Fernandes is to come into Malaysia Airlines and take over the national carrier.

Fernandes and co almost devoured the national carrier for their own gluttony on the excuse of “Rationalising the airlines” as the affluent amongst Malaysians vehemently oppose the ‘share-swap’, where it brought no benefits to Malaysia Airlines what so ever.

After two months of the Executive Committee running the national carrier, former Malakoff Bhd. CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya was brought in to manage the national carrier.

Ahmad Jauhari “AJ” Yahya in Malaysia Airlines A380 First Class, with award winning cabin crews

The ‘share-swap’ short lived for only ten-and-a-half months before Prime Minister Najib announced the reversal.

What is interesting this round of decapitating and systematic and structurally dismembering the national carrier is that Khazanah opted the ‘Consultants’ module’ again.

Five or six consultants have been appointed and awarded jobs to do the job, of preparation for the “MAS Recovery Plan” as well as coming up with the ’12 point plan’. What is interesting is that it is almost proven that non amongst the partners, managers and worse of all, the young kuchirats whisking in and out freely within the national carrier have any relevant experience of working with and/for an airline before.

Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER 9M-MRD as MH17 AMS-KUL which was shot down at an elevation of 33,000ft  in Eastern Ukraine at 1230GMT on 17 July 2014 with 298 souls onboard

Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER 9M-MRD as MH17 AMS-KUL which was shot down at an elevation of 33,000ft in Eastern Ukraine at 1230GMT on 17 July 2014 with 298 souls onboard

They have established themselves almost permanently parked and calling the shots as part of the ‘Restructuring Management Office’ within the corporate HQ of Malaysia Airlines.

Their modus operandi is very funny. They understand very little of the operations of an airline, let alone Malaysia Airlines. However, they do not present themselves to each operating unit to understand or even do a technical audit of the work and the operation program.

Instead, they go around in other departments asking what they thought of the department or operational function that they intend to understand and restructure.

The unveiling of Malaysia Airlines 9M-MXA in original Malaysian Airline System livery

The unveiling of Malaysia Airlines 9M-MXA in original Malaysian Airline System livery

What is alarming is this arm-chair consultancy is very ‘BBA-final-year-classroom-coursework’, in attitude, aptitude and functionality. Some of these consultants map out their New Co. on a large sheet of paper and brought some of the senior management and technical professionals for consultancy and interview.

In one of these sessions, one senior technical professional made a damning simple comment after three hours of consultancy, “I don’t really care what you people are doing and what this ‘New Co.’ is all about. My question is, I don’t see any of you people mention the sentence ‘Application of an airline license'”.

Shocked and in great awe, flabbergasted.

None of these consultants actually realised that they need to apply for an Airline Operation Certificate (AOC) from the DCA for a company to be allowed to operate as an airline and carry commercial goods and passengers.

How it started, Malaysia Airlines System B737-200

How it started, Malaysia Airlines System B737-200

There on, we don’t actually have much faith of where this New Co. will go and what it plans are, as the national carrier able to carry the Jalur Gemilang on its tail across probably six continents (when Malaysia Airlines was at its peak) as an extension of the nation’s economic, trade and foreign policy.

At the same time, maintaining profitability, good cash position and the high spirit of proud Malaysian workforce in a very unique MNC.

Will the New Co. still play the five role and expectations of Malaysia Airlines System (later Malaysia Airlines)?

It actually has been proven before by a team of Malaysian entrepreneurs, airline professionals and managers and proud workforce. The fact this failed then it was not because of poor planning, mad management or sloppy operation. It was the affect of the 1997-8 Asian Financial Crisis (AFC 978).

Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) B707-236, started intercontinental service to London Heathrow on 1 July 1974

Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) B707-236, started intercontinental service to London Heathrow on 1 July 1974

Nor Mohamed Yackop once as the Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister killed these people with the might of the Danaharta, when they defaulted on the NPL which was an effect of the AFC 978. Today, he is still the Deputy Chairman of the holding corporation of the sovereign wealth fund which has this habit of hiring consultants, especially the Mat Sallehs.

Probably Khazanah in their ‘McKinsey Minded’ euphoria of doing the right thing in the dawn of the dynamism of the new age should also consider having a Mat Salleh run Khazanah Holdings Bhd. and not just stop at the New Co., which is in the process of systematically killing Malaysia Airlines.

Khazanah Deputy Chairman and former the decision maker of Malaysia Airlines' 'WAU' the first time around. definitely not a Mat Salleh, by far

Khazanah Deputy Chairman and former the decision maker of Malaysia Airlines’ ‘WAU’ the first time around. definitely not a Mat Salleh, by far

Malaysia Airlines went through a series of management, asset-liability and operational transformation throughout the past twelve years. What is constant, are the Khazanah decision makers. It is the time for change, for Khazanah.

Published in: on December 9, 2014 at 13:00  Comments (19)  

Lebih baik lewat dari tiada langsung

Titah Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah yang dikeluarkan pejabat Sultan Selangor bertarikh 3 Nov 2014

Titah Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah yang dikeluarkan sebagai kenyataan media oleh pejabat Sultan Selangor mengenai penarikan balik darjah SSSA berkuat kuasa 3 Nov 2014

DYMM Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah pada 3 November lepas  menarik balik darjah kebesaran SSSA yang pernah dikurniakan Almarhum Ayahnda baginda kepada Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim kerana menghina Sultan.

Laporan Utusan Online:

Sultan Selangor tarik balik gelaran Datuk Seri yang diberi kepada Anwar

04 Disember 2014 11:09 AM SHAH ALAM 4 Dis. – Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah menarik balik gelaran Datuk Seri yang dianugerahkan kepada Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berkuatkuasa 3 November lepas. Setiausaha Sulit Sultan Selangor, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani dalam satu kenyataan memberitahu, gelaran itu ditarik balik berikutan tindakan dan perlakuan Ketua Pembangkang itu sejak akhir 2013 mempersoalkan kuasa dan kewibawaan Sultan Selangor dan institusi raja dalam menyelesaikan kemelut pelantikan Menteri Besar. Anwar dianugerahkan Darjah Kebesaran Seri-Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (S.S.S.A) yang membawa gelaran Datuk Seri pada 1992. – UTUSAN ONLINE – See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/nasional/sultan-selangor-tarik-balik-gelaran-datuk-seri-yang-diberi-kepada-anwar-1.32451#sthash.zFZUhTPF.dpuf *****************

Pengumuman ini dibuat Setiausaha Sulit Sultan Selangor Dato’ Mohamad Munir bin Bani dalam satu kenyataan akhbar yang dikeluarkan pagi ini, berlandaskan warta bertarikh 24 November 2014 mengenai titah penarikan balik darjah SSSA dari Anwar Ibrahim bertarikh 3 November 2014.

Sebenarnya, tabiat Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim untuk menghina kedudukan dan kuasa Raja Raja Melayu bermula bukan pada 2013 malah semenjak Februari 2009 apabila Tuanku Paduka Seri Sultan Perak ketika itu melucutkan jawatan Menteri Besar.

Setelah menemuramah tiga ADUN PKR dan DAP yang hilang kepercayaan kepada Kerajaan Negeri Perak pasa masa itu, Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff memutuskan bahawa kerajaa boneka-DAP Ir. Nizar Jamaluddin hilang kepercayaan majoriti dan dipecat dari Menteri Besar dan keseluruhan Exco Kerajaan Perak dibubarkan.

Sebaliknya, jawatan untuk menubuhkan kerajaan ditawarkan kepada Barisan Nasional melalui ADUN Pangkor Dato’ Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

Akibat kegagalan Kerajaan-Boneka-DAP Perak yang hanya mampu bertahan 10 bulan setengah ini sahaja, Anwar Ibrahim dan seluruh kepimpinan Pembangkang mengarahkan ahli ahli dan penyokong mereka untuk berdemonstrasi bagi membantah tindakan Paduka Seri Sultan Perak ini.

Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak pada 9 Mei 2009 dimana ADUN Pembangkang menunjukkan kebiadapan mereka dihadapan Pemangku Sultan Perak

Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak pada 9 Mei 2009 dimana ADUN Pembangkang menunjukkan kebiadapan mereka dihadapan Pemangku Sultan Perak

Mereka bukan setakat membawa perkara itu ke Mahkamah, malah pemimpin pemimpin Pembangkang terutama DAP tidak segan silu menunjukkan rasa tiada hormat langsung kepada institiusi Raja walaupun dalam majlis rasmi Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak.

Tindakan Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah hari ini merupakan demonstrasi bahawa politikus perlu menghormati peranan dan kedudukan institusi Raja Raja Melayu dan tidak boleh menggunakannya sebagai ‘matawang’ bagi modal untuk memanjang politik mereka.

Ada kemungkinan Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah akan membangkitkan kebiadapan Anwar Ibrahim ini dalam titah sempena majlis merafak sembah dan taatsetia bagi meraikan keputeraan baginda ke 64 di Istana Alam Shah, Kelang pada 11 Disember ini.

Published in: on December 4, 2014 at 11:15  Comments (7)  

Public opined limiting freedom of expression

Apparently, those who are enjoying their freedom of expression in presenting their case, is inhibiting the Prime Minister from doing exactly so.

First it was the “Haram jadah“.

It was when some of the FELDA settlers and probably some of the FELDA authority employees were systematically sabotaging the listing of FELDA Global Ventures Bhd. (FGV), which was Malaysia’s largest IPO.

Now, it is “Bangang“.

Some people especially a handful of pro-UMNO/Government supporters are making an issue about Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak for leeway to express himself, in a candid and colloquial manner even though he was on an official platform.

Prime Minister Najib was taking potshots on some of pro-UMNO bloggers and social-media activists who lately have been on the track of lambasting his leadership, some of his Cabinet colleagues and government policies.

In the age where sometimes so many are oblivion by design or otherwise, no longer understand innuendoes and sarcasm, then it is probably more practical to be direct.

That is exactly what Prime Minister Najib is did.

It is very true that many pro-UMNO and/or UMNO-leaders paid bloggers do ever so often the very subject what Prime Minister Najib described; bangang.

They no longer stay on the course, they have very little understanding what is their purpose within the ambit and context of party information dissemination role. Worse of all, many are too trivial and lack of relevant substance, arguments and angles.

Then again many UMNO leaders got too comfortable with many of these lot, who came out of the woodworks after UMNO realised that they were grossly deficient in the cyber-sphere war during the 12GE which saw the ‘Political Tsunami’.

Almost all of them were not trained writers and ever had a stint in any media. Nor do they have strategic thinking ability or were exposed to the game of strategic communication. Yet, many UMNO leaders threw money indiscriminately for the cause, which drew more to jump into the bandwagon.

One even was a Policeman who was sentenced to jail for accepting a bribe in lieu of letting of a drug addict caught with a needle of heroine. Two of the UMNO Vice Presidents had a pally-pally relationship with this blo-gang.

The learning curve was steep and the tactical purpose is somewhat met in a short time but it had minimal strategic value nor effect. The effectiveness of pro-UMNO blogging quickly waned and eventually became a trap after the trolls were no longer fed.

The UMNO politicians who was playing the upmanship game of ‘contributing’ to this cause quickly cooled away. Soon enough, many of these bloggers were left ‘unattended’ simply because their handlers and minders were actually bangang and did not have a strategic plan.

These trained cybersphere warriors now have potent tools and trained their guns against UMNO leaders. It was actually nothing more than bangang begets bangang.

Never the less, there are more than a few members of his own Cabinet who often enough issue statements that should be in the bangang category as well.

This very much include people who serve the Prime Minister is his private offices and specific roles and functions.

Probably for the purpose of keeping up appearance, Prime Minister Najib is unable to call in public his cabinet colleagues as “bangang”.

Prime Minister Najib is far too gentleman as compared to prolific leaders like Gen. George S. Patton, who slapped his own soldier in a field hospital in Sicily or the arrogant war time British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Not with standing that, Prime Minister Najib should thoroughly do the necessary internal ‘witch-hunt’ and ‘ethnic-cleansing’. In this context, those who belong to the bangang ethnicity.

Some of these bangangs include those leaders who have made fortunes through doubtful means after they have assumed position within the party and some in the government. Worse of all, they flaunt their wealth indiscriminately and indiscreetly.

Prime Minister Najib should be made to feel that he had to be over diplomatic with all these bangangs, be it the blo-gangs or the newly bankable-bangangs.

*Updated 1530hrs

Published in: on December 3, 2014 at 09:30  Comments (7)  

Non-Halal Side-show Non

Anwar Ibrahim should be focused on what Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman’s sworn statement on the stand with regards to the offer made by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim through his long-time corporate henchman Ishak “Pak Aq” Ismail instead of side-stepping circus show.

Pro-Anwar news portal’s story:

Anwar demands Najib apologise, withdraw RM100 million cross-over claim

Published: 2 December 2014

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to withdraw claims that RM100 million was allegedly offered to an Umno MP to cross over and join Pakatan Rakyat. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 2, 2014.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to withdraw claims that RM100 million was allegedly offered to an Umno MP to cross over and join Pakatan Rakyat. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 2, 2014.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today demanded that Umno president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak apologise and withdraw claims that RM100 million was allegedly offered to an Umno MP to cross over and join Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

The opposition leader said the “false allegation” was the subject of a defamation suit against Kimanis MP Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, but Najib chose to make a “scurrilous and slanderous” attack against him and PR at the Umno general assembly last week.

“Despite the fact that the trial is ongoing, Najib chose to repeat Anifah’s baseless allegation that one Ishak Ismail approached him on my behalf and made such an offer,” he said in referring to former KFC deputy executive chairman Datuk Ishak Ismail.

Ishak yesterday denied offering Anifah RM100 million to join Pakatan and to bring along 10 Sabah lawmakers with him.
He also challenged the foreign minister to repeat the accusation outside court, adding that he will sue the minister if such “slanderous remarks” were made again.

Anwar cited Ishak’s statement and demanded that Najib retract his “false statement” and apologise to him and the coalition.

Najib said based on the reports quoting Anifah, Pakatan participated in the “mother of all corruption”.

“This is so that they can form a government. Isn’t this the mother of all corruption?” Najib said when winding up the debates at the Umno general assembly on Saturday.

Anifah said a businessman offered RM100 million to lure 10 Sabah MPs to join Pakatan’s move to topple the Barisan Nasional government in 2008.

He testified in a defamation suit brought by Anwar against him in May 2009, that the offer was made by Ishak at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur hotel. – December 2, 2014.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/anwar-demands-najib-apologise-withdraw-rm100-million-crossover-remark#sthash.aOY19pT8.dpuf

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It is a damning testimony in court by a very credible politician that Anwar Ibrahim was desperate to alleviate himself into power through ‘back-door’ methods which include “Ten million Ringgit for 10 MPs from Sabah to jump-ship and a Deputy Premiership for Anifah”.

Dragging Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak into this is really lame even though he brought the story at the winding up adjournment speech as the Sixth UMNO President on Saturday because he was just repeating what Anifah said in court.

The Star story Foreign Minister Anifah’s testimony in court:

Published: Friday November 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday November 28, 2014 MYT 7:20:47 AM

‘RM100mil to induce 10 MPs to jump’

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman told the High Court that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim attempted to entice him to “party-hop” with a sweetener that he will be made a deputy prime minister.

At the outset of his testimony yesterday, Anifah said he was also offered RM100mil by businessman Datuk Ishak Ismail to induce 10 Sabah MPs to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

Anifah testified that he had received a call from businessman Tony Vun when he touched down at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal here from Macau in 2008. Anifah, who is also Kimanis MP, 61, said that Vun had told him that “someone” wished to speak to him and claimed that Vun later handed over the phone to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“I was walking to the LCCT terminal when I received the call from Vun. As soon as Anwar gave “Salam”, then I knew that it was him,” he claimed, when testifying in the hearing of a suit by Anwar against him yesterday.

He said it was at that time that Anwar tried to persuade him to “party-hop” with a promise that he would be made a deputy prime minister. Anifah also said all these were said over the telephone and the conversation occurred some time in mid 2008.

When asked by Anwar’s counsel Razlan Hadri whether he was aware that some of his men (Sabah MPs) had been offered money and was it from Anwar’s camp, Anifah replied, “Yes”.

To another question on who was Ishak, Anifah replied that Ishak was a “businessman associated with KFC”.

Anifah said Ishak wanted to see him previously, but he refused to grant him any time.

In May 2008, while he was smoking cigars with Beluran MP Datuk Ronald Kiandee and another Sabah MP at Hilton Sentral here, Anifah said he was approached by Ishak who was former KFC Holdings de­puty executive chairman.

Anifah said Ishak wanted to give him RM100mil to enable him to persuade 10 Sabah MPs to cross over.

“I was taken aback and angry. I felt cheap as I am the MP for three terms and I am committed to remaining in Barisan Nasional,” he said, adding that he could not recall whether the incident happened before or after his Macau trip. On May 27, 2009, Anwar filed the suit against Anifah @ Haniff Amman and the Government over alleged libellous statements made against him abroad.

Anwar claimed the minister had, during a joint-press conference with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department in Washington on May 16, 2009, linked his name to an alleged offer of a top Malaysian Cabinet post.

The PKR leader claimed the words uttered by Anifah that day implied that he was a dishonest person.

The hearing before High Court Judicial Commissioner Siti Khadijah Badjenid continues today.

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This attempt is a really lame smoke-screen battlefield cover when a strong gust of wind is blowing because the issue here is not whether “Prime Minister Najib was making false allegations” or subjudice. The point is that Anwar is the most prolific political briber.

This is the damning point that Malaysian public must be aware that this was the man which the Opposition offered to be the Malaysian Prime Minister if and when they are given the mandate to control the Dewan Rakyat.

Obviously Anwar is a multiple-times proven cheat, a habitual liar and the practitioner of the most hideous corruption, which include trying to assume power which should be obtained by the process of democracy. Instead, he practiced deception, bribery and manipulation.

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