Selamat Menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan ke 58

We recollect the moment YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra as the Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya proclaimed “Merdeka!” seven times in Stadium Merdeka exactly 58 years ago, which was stooped in traditions and heritage.

There on, the  celebration there after.

Proclaimation of Kemerdekaan

Proclaimation of Kemerdekaan

We also include the document of the proclamation of Kemerdekaan, which is the birth certificate of this glorious nation of 13 federated states.

The proclamation is written in Jawi befitting the official correspondence of HRH Malay Rulers.

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Published in: on August 31, 2015 at 05:31  Comments (16)  

Two wrongs don’t make it right

They say a picture says a thousand words. A video clipping, simply reflect volumes of words unable to be said.

Here is something from the past:

Published in: on August 29, 2015 at 21:00  Comments (20)  

Mencemari sambutan sejarah kedaulatan

Penganjur BERSIH 4 yang didokong Pembangkang seperti parti Cina Chauvinis DAP mengotori sambutan lakaran sejarah apabila begitu angkuh meneruskan demomstrasi sekeliling Dataran Merdeka, padang bersejarah bendera Union Jack diturunkan dan bendera Persekutuan Tanah Melayu yang merdeka kali pertama dinaikkan.

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Mereka berhimpun dipersimpangan Masjid Negara dan Stesyen KTM sambil melaung laungkan “Tumbang UMNO!”.

Sekiranya mereka benar benar rakyat Malaysia yang patriotik dan menghayati sejarah Kemerdekaan, sewajar mereka tidak bertindak untuk mengotori semangat sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan.

Hakikatnya, sejarah membuktikan UMNO memainkan peranan sangat signifikan dan mengasaskan seluruh proses tanahair ini mencapai Kemerdekaan.

UMNO dilahirkan di Istana Besar, Johor Bahru. Bersama sama ialah DYTM Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim

UMNO yang ditubuhkan pada 11 Mei 1946 di Istana Besar, Johor Bahru adalah hasil dari penyatuan dan kesepakatan padu 29 NGO Melayu membuktikan orang Melayu begitu padu menentang penubuhan Malayan Union.

Setelah UMNO ditubuhkan, aktivis aktivis nasionalism ini begitu berjaya menyemarakan perasaan orang orang Melayu mengesa seluruh DYMM Raja Raja Melayu untuk menolak dan membatalkan Malayan Union. Tekanan ini berjaya dan Malayan Union dimansuhkan.

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

Kemudian berlaku proses perundingan antara Kerajaan British dan Raja Raja Melayu dimana UMNO telah diberikan status pemerhati. Hasilnya, Perjanjian Tanah Melayu dimeterai pada 21 Januari 1948 dan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu ditubuhkan pada 1 Februari 1948.

Perjanjian Tanah Melayu ini merupakan asas kepada Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang mula diguna pakai apabila Persekutuan Tanah Melayu mencapai Kemerdekaan pada 31 Ogos 1957.

HRH Malay Rulers, UMNO representataives, Menteri Menteri Besar and British High Commissioner at the Federation of Tanah Melayu Treaty, inked on 21 Jan 1948 at King's House, Kuala Lumpur

HRH Malay Rulers, UMNO representatives, Menteri Menteri Besar and British High Commissioner at the Federation of Tanah Melayu Treaty, inked on 21 Jan 1948 at King’s House, Kuala Lumpur

Dalam proses mencapai Kemerdekaan, UMNO juga bersetuju untuk bekerja sama dengan MCA dan MIC dan menubuhkan Parti Perikatan dalam usaha mendapatkan sokongan rakyat bagi mengukuhkan tuntutan kearah Kemerdekaan. Dalam Pilihanraya Majlis Perundangan Persekutuan pada tahun 1955, Parti Perikatan telah berjaya meraih 51 dan 52 kerusi yang dipertandingkan.

Ini amat menarik kerana walaupun 84% dari pengundi yang layak mengundi adalah dikalangan orang Melayu, namun UMNO hanya memperuntukkan 35 dari 52 kerusi yang dipertandingkan itu. Walaupun UMNO berhak untuk bertegas bertanding di 44 kerusi memandangkan dominasi pengundi yang layak, parti nasionalis itu bersedia untuk beralah dan memberikan ruang kepada MCA.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were 'Subjects of HRH Rulers'.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were ‘Subjects of HRH Rulers’.

Ini merupakaan kebijaksaan dan kematangan pemimpin UMNO untuk mentafsirkan kesediaan memberikan kompromi, lantas menjalinkan kerjasama ‘kongsi kuasa’ sekiranya berjaya.

Jelas UMNO memainkan peranan begitu signifikan bagi meraih sokongan padu rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dengan mencapai keputusan yang amat memberangsangkan itu. Orang orang Melayu ketika itu begitu bersemanngat denganw adah perjuangan UMNO, yang berusaha kearah satu negara yang meredeka dan berdaulat.

Orang Melayu yang begitu terkebelakang dalam segala serbi berharap Kemerdekaan akan membawa kedudukan yang lebih baik kepada masa depan mereka dan generasi Melayu akan datang.

Artikel 12 Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu 1 Feb 1948

Artikel 12 Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu 1 Feb 1948

Sambungan Artkel 12

Sambungan Artkel 12

Mandat Majlis Perundangan Persekutuan itu, membolehkan Presiden UMNO Tunku Abdul Rahman untuk menubuhkan Kerajaan Perkutuan Tanah Melayu. Ketokohan Presiden dan pemimpin UMNO ketika itu juga berjaya mendapat keyakinan dan perkenaan DYMM Raja Raja Melayu untuk menerima ‘kontrak sosial’ dimana sekelian baginda melepaskan hak mutlak memerintah.

Sebaliknya hak memerintah itu diberikan kepada rakyat melalui sistem demokrasi Raja Berperlembagaan. ‘Sosial kontrak’ yang ditunjangi UMNO itu juga mendapatkan perkenan sekelian baginda Raja Raja Melayu untuk menerima 980,000 orang Bukan Melayu yang ditakfrifkan sebagai ‘Orang Tidak Berkerakyatan’ (Stateless Persons) kewargaan dalam Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, tanpa menurut proses biasa.

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British

Tunku Abdul Rahman juga mengetuai romobongan untuk merundingkan Kemerdekaan yang turut disertai pemimpin pemimpin UMNO, MCA dan MIC, wakil Kerajaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dan wakil Raja Raja Melayu. Kebijaksaan Presiden UMNO berunding dengan Pejabat Luar dan Kommonwealth berjaya mencapai Kemerdekaan bagi Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.

Perjanjian Kemerdekaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dimeterai pada 8 Februari 1956 di Lancaster House, London.

Ketua Menteri Tanah Melayu dan Presiden UMNO Tunku Abdul Rahman mengumumkan persetujuan Kemerdekaan yang berjaya dicapai dari London pada 20 Feb 1956 di Bandar Hilir, Melaka

Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan adalah sinonim dengan kejayaan perjuangan pemimpin UMNO terutama Presiden UMNO kedua Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra.

Sekira sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan kali ini dithemakan sebagai sarkas politik oleh politikus bankrap, maka semangat pemperingati sejarah keramat negara ini lahir sebagai berdaulat adalah dicemari.

Keadaan ini lebih tercalar terutama rata rata 80% pendemonstrasi BERSIH 4 ini terdiri dari Bukan Melayu dan lebih tepat lagi, majoriti dikalangan mereka adalah keturunan Cina, sedangkan proses memelupuri Kemerdekaan ditunjangi oleh pemimpin pemimpin dan kuasa orang Melayu.

The photos from the pre 13 May 1969 racial riots where supporters of Dap and Gerakan paraded through streets of Kuala Lumpur and part of Kg Baru holding up brooms and chanting "Melayu balk kampung, tan am jagung!"

The photos from the pre 13 May 1969 racial riots where supporters of Chinese Chauvinist DAP and Gerakan paraded through streets of Kuala Lumpur and part of Kg Baru holding up brooms and chanting “Melayu balk kampung, tanam jagung!”

Cubaan mencalari sejarah itu dengan memilih masa dan peluang untuk berdemonstrasi jelas memaparkan maka agenda politik yang tidak lagi tersirat. Malah, ianya pretentangan kepada semangat memperingati sejarah dengan penghinaan yang yang berterusan secara tidak langsung ini.

Kesungguhan majoriti dikalangan Bukan Melayu terutama keturunan Cina untuk menumbangkan Kerjaaan UMNO/BN makin jelas, selepas 2 pilihanraya umum. Dikalangan mereka terdapat ada yang tergamak untuk mengagungkan kemerdekaan negara ini dipelupuri puak radikal dan pengganas kominis.

Ini jelas agenda untuk mengaburi pemikiran terutama generasi muda dengan dakyah palsu mengenai perjuangan, terutama yang ditunjangi pemimpin pemimpin UMNO dan aktivis nasionalis.

Kini puak puak radikal ini muncul kembali dan melaung laungkan pemalsuan mengenai bagsimana tanahair ini mencapai Kemerdekaan dan siapa pemain utama dalam perjuangan itu.

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Provokasi yang mereka buat dalam demonstrasi yang mereka war-warkan sebagai ‘aman’ itu sebenarnya tekanan agar reaksi dari orang Melayu berlaku dan peristiwa berdarah pergaduhan kaum 13 Mei 1969 berulang.

Published in: on August 29, 2015 at 15:00  Comments (4)  

Shattered success factor

AirAsia Big Boss Tony Fernandes should come out and boldly admit to the public some of his pronouncements of his low cost carrier success all these years may not be truly as he claimed to be.

The Star story:

AirAsia X finds fictitious services

Friday, 28 August 2015

AirAsia's plane is seen take off from KLIA2 during the AirAsia and AirAsia X new office ground breaking ceremony in Sepang. AZMAN GHANI / The Star

AirAsia’s plane is seen take off from KLIA2 during the AirAsia and AirAsia X new office ground breaking ceremony in Sepang. AZMAN GHANI / The Star

It involves 24 payments totalling RM7.01mil made to a service provider

PETALING JAYA: Long-haul budget airline AirAsia X Bhd has discovered payments for fictitious services that adds up to RM7mil.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the firm said its internal and external auditors had recently discovered that certain payments had been made to a service provider between the period of 2010 to 2014 for services which were now established to be fictitious.

“Following the discovery of the irregularities, the board has on the recommendation of the audit committee appointed PwCCS to carry out a forensics audit and instructed the management to ensure the availability of all relevant documents and/or key personnel for PwCCS review and interview, where applicable,” the aviation firm said.

During the course of the forensics audit, the auditor PwCCS discovered 24 payments totalling RM7.01mil had been made to a service provider for fictitious services.

The payments were authorised by a person in a management position within AirAsia X.

Based on the forensics audit findings, the irregularities had been confined only to a sum of RM7.01mil, it added.

“The board is of the opinion that the amount involved in the irregularities does not have any material financial or operational impact on the company,” AirAsia X said.

Following the discovery, the company has taken several measures to safeguard its assets and interest.

Among others, it has sought legal advice on the possible courses of action the company can take to recover the losses and lodged a police report.

On top of that, it is reviewing the current internal control process to ensure that similar transactions will not recur.

“The board could not make any announcement earlier as it did not have sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations and to assess with certainty the financial and operational impact to the company,” it said.

For the second quarter ended June 30, the firm raked in RM653.03mil for its revenue but made a loss of RM132.94mil. That’s compared to a revenue of RM671.61mil and net loss of RM128.79mil in the previous corresponding quarter.

During the quarter, the group recognised unrealised foreign exchange loss on borrowings of RM30.9mil as compared to a gain of RM31.9mil a year earlier due to the weakening ringgit. It also saw lesser passengers flown but average passenger fare has increased by 7.2%.

For the first half-year, its topline was at RM1.43bil while losses sum up to RM258.86mil. Net asset per share stood at 20 sen per share.

The stock traded 1 sen higher to 16 sen with a turnover of 19.17 million shares.

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Needless to say, this is very embarrassing admission to Bursa Malaysia, which is an avenue to tell all the stakeholders of AirAsia X. It includes the customer base.

These transactions are pro-rated to be RM 1.4million a year or almost RM120,000 per month. That is about RM4,000 per day.

FY 2014 AirAsia X posted a revenue of RM2.94billion and net loss of RM529million. That is half a percent of daily takings which had been discovered gone into one the fictitious service providers.

It could be assumed that a fraction of what the consumers paid for AirAsia X services did not go to the services that they paid for but probably is a part of a continuous scam, which slipped through AirAsia X’s safety net.

Simply, the consumers may not get what they actually paid for. Now, the market talk is if this falling out of AirAsia’s safety net is true, is that the extend of the leakages from the transactions derived from its online portals or third party payment gateways.

That is counter productive to Fernandes’s success story for the longest time, is based on the low operating cost by eliminating ticket sales through third party agents.

What is embarrassing that Fernandes continuously proudly claimed that e commerce is one of AirAsia’s key success factor.

Nextupasia.com story:

3 AirAsia Success Factors

3 AirAsia Success Factors that entrepreneurs should look at to grow their businesses. 10 years on after taking a bold chance to start a low cost airline, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has built AirAsia from two planes to 115 aircraft today, flying to more than 400 destinations spanning 25 countries, making the slogan “Now Everyone Can Fly” comes true.
So what are AirAsia Success Factors?
When the music industry failed to adapt quickly to the World Wide Web, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes decided to make a clean break. He left his job to pursue a childhood dream: Set up Asia’s 1st ever Low Cost Airline.

Today, AirAsia is named as the World’s Best Low-cost Airline for 4 consecutive years 2009 – 2012 by Skytrax. Air Asia has become a household brand in Malaysia and beyond in less than a decade.

In my opinion, Air Asia has not just only revolutionized the entire airline industry but more significantly, it has allowed more Malaysians especially the younger generation to travel abroad and see the world.

AirAsia Success Factors

This experience has enabled many Malaysians to be critical to the nation’s developments; they count the blessing of their mother land but at the same time, give constructive criticism by comparing to more developed nation as well as to progress which went awry.

There are indeed, a lot of lessons for Start Up to take home from AirAsia stories. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has shared with BBC on his way of doing business.

He adopts a “walk around” management style. “If you sit up in your ivory tower and just look at financial reports, you’re doing to make some big mistakes.” For a few days every month he works on ground or in the cabin crew and he made important decisions by getting the feedback from the crew.

Being a big fan of AirAsia and its business model, there are 3 AirAsia success factors to learn from:

1. Never afraid to challenge the norm.

A few years ago, people had to call a travel agent or airline operator to buy a flight ticket. Air Asia challenged the norm by riding on the e-commerce wave. It invested in a user-friendly website interface and allows travelers to book and print flight ticket anytime and also introduce online check in services. This has proven to be enormously successful especially in engaging with the Gen-Y customers.

AirAsia Success Factors

2. Dare to Think Big and Serve the right Customer

Air Asia business model has always been focusing in low cost operation and serving the mass market. They know their targeted customers well and do not directly compete with other premium airlines. 10 years ago traveling by air was a luxury. Air Asia was daring enough to think big and today, it is truly “Everyone Can Fly”.

3. Create Complementary business opportunities, they can be Huge

This is shared by Luke Bong and I think it is an exemplary example for businesses to learn.

AirAsia Success Factors

When we fly AirAsia, most likely we will use their services such as Sky Bus from KL Sentral or stay at Tune Hotel. It is very important to think of innovative ways to get more out of your existing customers.

The question is not about how to squeeze more profit out of the existing operations, but how to provide add on values so that customers are willing to pay for even more.

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Announcement to Bursa Malaysia is not enough enough considering that Fernandes is aloud when criticising and even dramatising against other corporations, especially Malaysia Airports and Malaysia Airlines.

Example, recently AirAsia  made a big ruckus about the defective Malaysia Airports’ KLIA2 and making a claim against the GLC which is part of Khazanah Holdings Bhd.

Bloomberg story:

AirAsia Demands $107 Million Damages From Airport Operator

Michael Arnold
July 31, 2015 — 5:09 PM HKT Updated on August 1, 2015 — 8:24 AM HKT

AirAsia Bhd., Southeast Asia’s largest budget carrier by market value, is asking the Kuala Lumpur airport operator for 409 million ringgit ($107 million) to cover losses and damages the airline says it suffered using the new and old budget terminals.
AirAsia sent a letter Friday demanding payment from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd. and a subsidiary, claiming they breached their duties at the airport. The letter claims problems at the new klia2 terminal have hurt the airline’s reputation, “as the public perception is that the failings of the facilities are within the control of AirAsia” as klia2’s largest user.
The 4 billion ringgit terminal, which opened in May 2014, is sinking, causing cracks in the taxiways and pools of water that planes must drive through, Bloomberg News has reported. AirAsia says the defects could cause flight delays, increase wear and tear on planes and pose safety risks.
Malaysia Airports says the depressions and ponding are caused by soil settling unevenly in the apron and taxiway, where some of the structure is built on piling and some stands on normal ground. The operator has patched and resurfaced problem areas and is building a concrete slab that it says will serve as a more permanent solution by next April.
In a statement late Friday, Malaysia Airports called AirAsia’s claims “baseless” and said it would “vigorously challenge them.”
“We are surprised by some of these assertions about klia2” and the old low-cost carrier terminal “after AirAsia has benefited from the facilities provided by Malaysia Airports since 2001 to grow into the largest LCC in Asia,” the airports operator said in the statement.

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Its time Fernandes literally put his money where his loud mouth is or was. To be exact, RM7.01million.

Published in: on August 28, 2015 at 23:00  Comments (9)  

Stop hoodwinking Bersih using streets, use Dewan Rakyat

The true invisible hands and benefactor of BERSIH 4

The true invisible hands and benefactor of BERSIH 4

Bersih 4 organisers, who are very closely affiliated with the Chinese Chauvinist DAP, should stop hoodwinking the Malaysan pubic using BERSIH street demonstration but instead use the current political storm to test the outcome of democracy through the augur Dewan Rakyat.

After all, their sordid drama of “Unfair elections” isn’t really genuine since they accepted the election system outcome and DAP, PKR and PAS used the legitimacy of the past two GEs and claimed the right to form the respective state governments.

DAP has since March 2008 ruled Penang and PKR ruled Selangor. PAS, which is a trued jaded benefactor of the same election system then and now, has been in power in Kelantan since Novermber 1990.

The Opposition has been persistently harping that they would want to table a motion in the upcoming October Parliamentary session to moot a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Pro-Anwarista news portal story:

Kit Siang stresses need for no-confidence vote against Najib

By LOOI SUE-CHERN

Published: 25 August 2015 3:11 PM
As the political and economic situation gets more worrying, DAP today reiterated the need to table a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Parliament.
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had assured yesterday that any no-confidence move against the prime minister was neither criminal nor a police concern.

This, the DAP veteran said, would allow a proper and less inhibited discussion on the alternatives to the present Najib administration.

He said the safest bet now was to assume that only some 75 to 78 opposition MPs would take a common position on the motion with the balance having to be made up from Umno and Barisan Nasional MPs.
“Although DAP, PKR and PAS have 88 MPs, it will be foolhardy for anyone to assume that the 21 MPs from PAS would all support a vote of no-confidence against Najib unless there was clear and specific directive from PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

“Are there at least 35 Umno BN MPs who are prepared to join with the opposition MPs on a ‘Save Malaysia’ agenda including the no-confidence motion against Najib?” he said in a press conference at the Penang DAP headquarters today.

Last month, Hadi reportedly said PAS would consider the necessity of the no-confidence vote, although his remark was reported as telling PAS MPs to stay out of it.

However, last week, PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said PAS would support a no-confidence vote against Najib.

BN as a whole has 134 MPs – 88 from Umno and 46 from its component parties.

Lim said if Najib was removed in a no-confidence vote, the government could have a new prime minister from Umno’s ranks and the administration could still remain controlled by Umno and BN.

Otherwise, he said the country could be administered by a caretaker government made up of parties, including the non-BN ones, with a prime minister chosen from among all the MPs, until the next polls.

“Such a national or caretaker government is unchartered waters for Malaysia. It may be feasible or otherwise, but all political parties and national players must be prepared to explore such possibilities,” he said.

Lim, who is Gelang Patah MP, also said in view of the latest developments in the country such as the continual plunge of the ringgit, there must be a special Parliament sitting in the first week of September.

He said apart from tabling the no-confidence motion against Najib, the sitting would allow a new chairman and new members to be appointed to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), replacing those promoted to the Cabinet by Najib in his recent Cabinet reshuffle, and resume its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

“The 1MDB scandal has been described as a ‘one tonne millstone’ which Najib will carry with him wherever he goes. It is also a one tonne milestone for Malaysia, weighing down our economic capabilities and potential,” he said.

Lim said the Bersih 4 rallies this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu have come at a especially momentous time in Malaysian history.

He said it was an occasion for all Malaysians, regardless of their background and political beliefs, to acknowledge that the country was facing an unprecedented crisis, and to show their love for the nation and resolve to unite as patriots to seek a national solution in line with the fundamental liberties provided by the constitution.

“For this reason, the various government authorities should extend their full cooperation to ensure the success of Bersih 4 as a Carnival of Democracy and the salvation of Malaysia, instead of issuing threats and warnings.

“Bersih 4 participants are united in their common endeavour and commitment to peaceful and non-violent expression of support for democracy and a united Malaysian nation,” he added. – August 25, 2015

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/kit-siang-stresses-need-for-no-confidence-vote-against-najib#sthash.bVRsk1VM.dpuf

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The Police already gave assurance that the motion through the augur house of Dewan Rakyat is neither criminal nor a concern by the law enforcement agency.

The legislators’ of Dewan Rakyat should exercise this right and if they truly represent the rakyat through the Westminister styled Constitutional Monarchy first-past-post-system, then they as MPs could vote to decide whether Prime Minister Najib still enjoy the majority support of Parliament.

The MPs have been given enough exposure about the controversy of the issues on 1MDB and reflect of the constituencies’  stance on the matter to decide whether Prime Minister Najib should be scandalously deposed through the proper and legal means of democracy or continue to lead the Federal Government.

It is also an opportunity to put the test of many outcomes. Whether or not Prime Minister Najib still enjoy the majority if to the total support of BN MPs. And whether or not PAS MPs would throw their support behind the Opposition pact.

Please do away with this mockery of ‘exercising basic human right on the freedom of expression’ and ‘right to assemble’. What is consistent is that BERSIH organisers then (in 2007) till present day do not possess the audacity to respect any of the authorities, even when permission to hold their demonstration have been granted, provided they adhere to the conditions.

What is the point of the dramas and circus stunts, which semi paralysed the city and inconvenience fraction of million daily commuters and dwellers in and out of the city centre and surrounding areas, who could care less about all these political stunts and clowning on the streets?

How did the first three BERSIH street demonstration changed the outcome of their political agenda?

How different is that in tactics, strategy and outcome compared to the series of Black 505 nation-wide rallies staged days after the 13GE was concluded and BN still retain a 133 majority in the Dewan Rakyat, after so much staged pro-Opposition series of demonstrations and rallies?

The fact is that BERSIH is nothing but a platform for political masturbation for these Opposition leaders and their supporters and pro-Opposition individuals masquerading behind NGOs hoodwinking innocent Malaysians with the idealism of their sordid politics.

All of these, at the inconvenience of a bigger majority within the striking range of the city centre and 20 Parliamentary constituencies within Wilayah Persekutuan and surrounding areas in Selangor.

This is not withstanding the waste of public funds through law enforcement authorities to monitor and manage these worthless political stunts and dramas in public areas (even at stadiums) and streets. Of course, there is also the City Hall extra bill for clean ups.

Worse still, it is on the weekend of Hari Kemerdekaan where they plan to invade and adulterate a venue already prepared to receive His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPeruan Agong XIII as the guest of honour of the official Merdeka Day parade next Monday.

If BERSIH 4 still carry through this weekend, then it is evidently clear that the Opposition just want to capitalise any opportunity to create controversy and drama at the expense of everything even there are better and more civilised ways to realise the underlying objective.

Unless the underlying objective is to continue their sordid series of political stunts and irate the majority within the the immediate effect of gross inconvenience, at the expense of so many innocent Klang Valley commuters and dwellers, again and again.

Yet, come what may these politically-bankrupt Opposition leaders would still try to initiate a vote of no confidence.

Published in: on August 27, 2015 at 08:30  Comments (29)  

Spooks, spokenth

Former Special Branch Deputy Director Deputy Commissioner of Police Dato’ Abd. Hamid Bador spoke to the media, insinuating the ‘invisible hands’ involved the quick retirement of his boss and his transfer out of the Police Force to a ‘Thames House’ being instated in Perdana Putra.

The Star story:

Published: Monday August 24, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday August 24, 2015 MYT 7:39:41 AM

Ex-SB officer: I met Dr M

PETALING JAYA: Former Bukit Aman Special Branch deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador said he had met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad four times in the past two years under instruction from his superiors to get the former prime minister to tone down his attacks on Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

In a lengthy press conference here yesterday, he said he had met Dr Mahathir to get his views on certain things and also to get his consent to not do “some things”.

“At first, he agreed not to attack (Najib) openly. He said he would meet him,” he said yesterday.

DCP Abdul Hamid also said Dr Mahathir told him that he was unhappy with the way the Government was running things such as BR1M.

Last week, DCP Abdul Hamid reportedly said that even if he was cut into 12 pieces, he would never defame the servant of Allah who has contributed so much to the country, referring to Dr Mahathir.

DCP Abdul Hamid, who is now on leave, was then transferred from Bukit Aman to the Prime Minister’s Department last Thursday.

He also alleged that there were “invisible powers” that were uneasy with his presence as the No.2 in Bukit Aman’s Special Branch which could have lead to his transfer due to his insistence on having 1MDB fully investigated.

He said several weeks before the transfer order was out, he was called up to meet Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“I was given a choice of being transferred to the National Security Council or the Prime Minister’s Department,” DCP Abdul Hamid said, adding that he felt it odd that he was not told what his new role would be when the transfer takes place.

He also said he was not involved in the arrest of three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers to assist investigations into SRC International.

SRC International is a former subsidiary of 1MDB.

“I have nothing to do with it. My advice then was not to do it. It is wrong,” he said.

MACC’s probe into SRC International is over a RM4bil bond sourced from Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen.

He also said Special Branch had advised the Government to explain clearly to the people about the 1MDB issue, and urged those involved to come forward to explain the issue.

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Apparently, lately civil servants and members of His Majesty’s Government services made a lot of qualms about their summary transfer. It is unbecoming of themselves, their former role and position and the office they served illustriously by speaking to media in the tone of dissatisfaction and dismay.

They should not behave like a celebrity because they have taken oath of secrecy and agreed to follow and obey all instructions, in their capacity and function of the said roles.

This include transfers and re-assignment.

Even if their transfer and/or reassignment carries a lot of attention and media is using the opportunity to capitalise on the sensation and hoping to escalate it into controversy or even scandalous, they should have remained professional.

Their action inadvertently would encourage more and more junior officers to emulate or aspire mounting a challenge if and when they are faced with anything that is not up to their own personal agenda, whims and fancies.

It is doubtful that strategic officers like Hamid would want mutinies created.

Civil servants and career officers in His Majesty’s services are duty bound to remain professional, regardless what challenges they face. They are after all in the service of their political masters.

In all essence, what Hamid did in this meet the media session is somewhat the same magnitude when MACC Director of Investigation Dato’ Bahari Mohamad Zain uttered “Saya akan cari sampan ke lubang facing!“.

Otherwise, it is spooky to note this reckless drama by non professional actors.

Published in: on August 24, 2015 at 17:30  Comments (22)  

Gerombolan Harapan Bangsat

Deposed Former Deputy PAS President Mohamad “Mat” Sabu is out with his usual antics manipulating facts with his own skewed and sinister interpretations, with the malice intent to confuse the rakyat and ridicule the party he once aspired to lead.

NST story:

GHB members should be allowed to retain “elected positions”: Mat Sabu

BY PHUAH KEN LIN –

24 AUGUST 2015 @ 1:21 AM BUTTERWORTH: Pas lawmakers should not be asked to resign as elected representatives as the ulama council had taken the view that they had contested under Pakatan, said former Pas deputy president Mohamad Sabu.

He said members of parliament (MPs) and assemblymen who aligned their political interest with Pas splinter group Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) could still retain their current elected positions after leaving the party.

“The ulama council shared a different view from the Pas president. It (the council) ruled that they (Pas elected representatives) won their respective seats under the Pakatan ticket so there is no reason for any of them to step down.

“Why should they quit when they got the backing of the council?” the GHB national pro-tem chairman said after launching the movement officially here following a national roadshow at the state level.

Mohamad, better known as Mat Sabu, was asked to comment on pressure from Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang for GHB elected representatives to quit as MPs or assemblymen.

He said GHB members would leave Pas in stages from their respective states when a new political party had been formed, which is expected to happen as early as end of this month upon registration by the Registrar of Societies (RoS).

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/node/97474

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The fact is that those 18 Yang Berhormats who found that they no longer enjoy the majority grassroots support from PAS for their pro-Sodomy Convict Anwar Ibrahim stance, won because they stood on PAS ticket.

The pro-Anwarista news portal story:

PAS reps who join Amanah should quit seats, says Hadi

BY LOOI SUE-CHERN

Published: 22 August 2015 8:28 PM
Elected reps who won in the 2013 general election on the PAS ticket should vacate their seats if they wish to join the new party created by splinter group Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) or New Hope Movement.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said those who joined Parti Amanah Rakyat, which is expected to be launched on Merdeka Day, should resign as elected reps for breaking an oath sworn to the Islamist party.

“It is up to their dignity. They took the Bai’ah Oath as PAS elected reps.

“They took the oath, made the promise. So they should resign and vacate their seats,” he said at the PAS himpunan tolak BN (anti-Barisan Nasional) rally in Kota Sarang Semut, Kedah, this evening.
Hadi was asked to comment on the new party being planned by GHB, which is headed by progressive PAS leaders ousted in the PAS elections in June.

Amanah is also set to replace PAS, which is now controlled by the ulama faction led by Hadi, in a new opposition coalition with DAP and PKR.

According to the PAS constitution, members who joined another political party will automatically lose their memberships.

However, a number of PAS division leaders in Selangor and Malacca have announced their resignations as they crossed over to GHB.

Hadi said he did not see that as a big challenge to PAS.

“PAS had been through worse challenges before. In the 1980s, the president quit the party. Some 10 central leaders left the party.

“PAS was left with only one MP, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. We fought back and won Kelantan in 1990.

“That was more challenging than what we face now. We can bounce back. What is interesting now is youths are coming to PAS.”

Hadi also denied talk that many Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have joined GHB.

“A majority of the Islamic NGOS are with us and there had been media statements made on that.”

On criticism that PAS was not progressive and becoming backward, Hadi said the party has not changed its policies and goals.

“We are not a ‘parti kampung’ (village party). We don’t just have religious scholars but also other professionals.

“Their numbers are growing. After the recent muktamar, we saw the new PAS central leadership line-up made up of ulama, lecturers, lawyers and others.

“We have more of them than before. We also got new applications for membership. So far we have 9,000 but we only managed to process some 6,000.”

On today’s gathering themed “beristiqamah (consistent) until victory”, Hadi said such a programme was normal for the party to explain its policies to the grassroots after its general assembly. – August 22, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/pas-reps-who-join-amanah-should-quit-seats-says-hadi#sthash.SqMKxxeA.dpuf

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There is no such thing as ‘Pakatan Rakyat’. The (un)holy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows never really got their act together to formalise the Opposition Pact which they conveniently call as ‘Pakatan Rakyat’.

It exist to demonstrate that they are together and have a common policy; to topple Barisan Nasional.

They don’t really have a proper structure where there is a constitution that every party agree upon, an organisational structure that works for everyone and a common logo.

The fact is that, most of of their fundamental philosophies, ideologies and policies are adversarial to each other.

It is interesting that the PAS dissenters who were ousted in the recent PAS Muktamar, found themselves no longer tolerable by the majority of the delegates representing PAS grassroots for the pro-Anwar stance and pro-DAP stance. It is seen as seriously compromising the fundamental of why PAS was formed.

Thus is it proven that these former ‘modern-Islamists’ or the Young Turks within PAS were never about upholding the principles of Al Quran and hadith and sunnah. Instead, they have capitalised on the opportunity to ride of principles and sentiments of Islam, for the purpose of manipulating them into political currency and expediency.

They are the same people who were willing to fitnah (slander), just like Mat Sabu demonising the Police as “British lackeys” in his interpretation of the attack on Bukit Kepong Police Station on 23 February 1950. The more recent is the support of the fitnah on the former MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim in the initiative to politically assassinate him.

By far, these are traits of bangsats!

Published in: on August 24, 2015 at 13:00  Leave a Comment  

Bersatu teguh, bercerai bangsat

The Malays are reminded that being united and the unification through UMNO which was born  on 11 May 1946, had been the key success factor for them to be successful in turning everything around and move forward  in changing their fate which include achieving Kemerdekaan.

Bernama.com story:

Malays Will Become ‘Bangsat’ If UMNO Loses Power, Says Najib

KANGAR, Aug 23 (Bernama) — Malays will become “bangsat” (destitute) if UMNO loses power, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The UMNO president said as such, UMNO members must defend the party which helms the leadership of the country.

“I have asked before, if UMNO loses power what will happen to the Malays and Islam?

“In the many words in the Kamus Dewan Bahasa dictionary, some said Malays will fall head first, Malays will fall by the wayside and others said Malays will never be a force again.” he said.

Najib said this when opening the delegates meetings of the Padang Besar, Kangar and Arau UMNO divisions at Dewan Wawasan 2020 here today.

Commenting further on the matter, Najib said he picked the word because no other words could depict the situation of the Malays who would be hardpressed if UMNO lost its power.

“I choose this word. ..because no other words can better depict the lot of the Malays if UMNO loses power. They will be very hardpressed, lose everything, their dignity and future (if UMNO loses power),” he said.

As such, he said all problems in the party must be solved to ensure UMNO stayed in power.

“Find a solution if there is a problem, whether at the national or state level, don’t tell me there is no solution,” he said.

The He said the party had gone through a myriad of ordeals and problems and they were all successfully solved.

“The founder of UMNO left UMNO and set up another party, the religious bureau left and set up PAS, UMNO was banned, UMNO president was challenged and won by only 41 votes, the 1997 financial crisis, Confrontation, communists and many more…but we successfully emerged from the crises,” he said.

Najib said there was no reason why UMNO could not remain as the ruling party with unity in the party.

“As a party, we cross the broad ocean, often turbulent, and sometimes lashed by storm.

“The UMNO ship is actually strong and has been tested for so long and has changed the political, economical and social landscape to the extent that the world regards Malaysia as a model and successful nation,” he added.

— BERNAMA

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The message is even harsher, appeared in The Star:

Published: Sunday August 23, 2015 MYT 2:03:00 PM
Updated: Sunday August 23, 2015 MYT 2:38:06 PM

Malays will lose out if Umno not in power, says Najib

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (center ) at the opening of the delegates meeting of the Padang Besar, Kangar and Arau Umno divisions at Dewan Wawasan 2020 Hall, Sunday. -- BERNAMA

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (center ) at the opening of the delegates meeting of the Padang Besar, Kangar and Arau Umno divisions at Dewan Wawasan 2020 Hall, Sunday. — BERNAMA

KANGAR: Malays will be on the losing end if Umno loses power, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

 

The Prime Minister said that as such, Umno members must defend the party.

“I have asked before, if Umno loses power what will happen to the Malays and Islam?

“In the many words in the Kamus Dewan Bahasa dictionary, some said Malays will fall head first, Malays will fall by the wayside and others said Malays will never be a force again,” he said when opening the delegates meetings of the Padang Besar, Kangar and Arau Umno divisions at Dewan Wawasan 2020 here Sunday. – Bernama

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The fact is that at the point in time, the Opposition is crumbling down. The (un)holy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strage-bedfellows had failed. Their internal squabbles are getting more vicious and the issue on Hudud being enacted in Kelantan and PAS Central Committee support, broke the camel’s back.

On its own, each of the Opposition pack have deep internal issues and facing a lot of problems with their own grassroots and supporters.

The Oppositions' guild, dead (2008-2015)

The Oppositions’ guild, dead (2008-2015)

DAP members at grassroots level have demonstrated their distrust with the top leadership and its effort to remain dictatorial had been clearly demonstrated in the tainted Dec 2013 party elections. In fact, the Indians within DAP openly attack the leadership for slighting them out systematically.

Time and again, PKR has been proven to be a sordid personal agenda of a hedious sexual deviant criminal. It had been formalised in a brilliant twist of emotions, trumped up sentiments and a series of falsehood issues, which were managed to be gelled into  a political movement.

Through time, many personalities came to realisation that they were hoodwinked into the political oblivion to fit a personal agenda and left. The very few in the top inner circle fake too many dramas, where their politics have gone seriously irrelevant and already proven to be futile, for the sake of their party struggle.

The more recent is the failed ‘Kajang Move’ and the ouster of Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as Menteri Besar Selangor last year, where PKR Secretary General Saifuddin Nasution admitted Khalid was a victim of slander to politically assassinate him.

PAS grassroots came to realisation that they have been hoodwinked and their party leadership and direction was stolen by Anwaristas and they have been steered away to fit into the agenda of the hedious sexual deviant criminal.  Hence, recently the grassroots majority have risen and ostracised the Anwaristas.

PAS is already on the brink of having a challenge with Anwarista splinter group forming a new party. This is actually a history repeating itself when Ahmad Fuad and the Dewan Ulama’ within UMNO revolted against then President Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra and formed a new party when their demands were not met.

Hence, UMNO as the backbone of Barisan Nasional and the party representing the interests of the Malay and Bumiputera majority should be the realising and capitalising all these weaknesses of the failed Opposition pack and seize the moment.

However, UMNO itself is undergoing a series of very stiff challenges where the test of loyalty, confidence and faith of some of the party leaders and members across the board on the leadership, is at its most tricky point.

Some of the leaders capitalise on issues that looms the nation into confusion as the point of contention to challenge the relevance of the leadership, when the party decided on the overwhelming support slightly less than two years ago.

Even they pronounce their loyalty and steadfastness to the party and perjuangan, expanding the point of contention aloud would just add confusion at the grassroots level within the party and the Malays’ support and  confidence for UMNO in general.

In the age where information move seamlessly in speeds a fraction of blink of an eye, the truth could be easily drowned with the more sassy and sexy manipulated and fabricated stories often laced brilliantly with lies.

In the last 13GE, BN saw a reduction of seats in the Dewan Rakyat from 140 to 133, However, UMNO an increase from 79 to 88. In a nutshell, as BN being weakened UMNO actually managed to fortify itself, especially amongst the majority of  the Malays and Bumiputera (Sabah).

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were 'Subjects of HRH Rulers'.

84% of the eligible voters in the 1955 Federal Consultative Council general election are the Malays, who were ‘Subjects of HRH Rulers’.

UMNO provided the mainstay for the Malayan support when the Alliance Party led by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra got an overwhelming 51 out of 52 seats in the Federal Consultative Council election of 1955, where 84% of eligible voters then were the Malays. The mandate plus the social contract with HRH Rulers to opt for Constitutional Monarchy was the bargaining chip to earn Kemerdekaan.

UMNO leaders and members should aspire to be this formidable again, for the sake of the Malay struggle and survival. History have demonstrated that there is no other party that provided so much more for the Malays and Bumiputera, compared to UMNO.

The challenges of the globalisation and dynamism of the modern and evolving world provides the disparity for the Malays and Bumiputera continue to be widened unless its being systematically and structurally checked and affirmative action put in place.

No doubt with UMNO itself there are issues. In fact, as an organisation of over three million registered members, it is expected that there are issues crop up every now and again.

However, these issues shouldn’t  be translated into catastrophic set back but instead amicably solved internally and without individuals and certain groups capitalising the moment into opportunity of the dramatisation and to project themselves as ‘heroes’. In all and sundry, it is at the expense of the big picture and perjuangan in totality.

Hence, it is right for UMNO President Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak to warn the Malays about being ‘Bangsat’ if UMNO is no longer in power. Unity and steadfastness with the perjuangan, is they success factor to ensure this is followed through.

Published in: on August 23, 2015 at 15:00  Comments (28)  

Thames House in Perdana Putra

Lately, there are many speculators attempting to create the feeling of uneasiness and doubts against Prime minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s leadership and administration, with insnuating against all the recent transfers of law enforcement agencies senior officers.

The Malay Mail online:

Senior Special Branch officer gets sudden transfer to PM’s Dept, told to go on long leave

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

Wednesday August 19, 2015
06:44 PM GMT+8
A special ceremony was conducted behind closed doors in Bukit Aman earlier today, which saw Abdul Hamid passing on the baton as deputy director of the police intelligence agency to an assistant, Datuk Mohd Haniff Hanudin. — Picture by Yap Tzu Ging

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — In another abrupt change within government agencies, Datuk Abdul Hamid Bador was today transferred out of the Special Branch (SB) and into the Prime Minister’s Department where he will head a new security division reporting directly to Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

A special ceremony was conducted behind closed doors in Bukit Aman earlier today, which saw Abdul Hamid passing on the baton as deputy director of the police intelligence agency to an assistant, Datuk Mohd Haniff Hanudin who was heading a unit called E4 that deals with the political extremist threat.

Abdul Hamid confirmed the transfer when contacted, but said he was in the dark on the reasons for his abrupt work shift.

“No… they just told me to go to JPM, so I go to JPM lah,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted, using the Malay abbreviation for the Prime Minister’s Department.

“No reason given and I just received the letter yesterday… earlier today, there was a ceremony to hand over my duty.”

He added that he would take up his new duties at the Prime Minister’s Department on September 2, as he was currently on leave from work.

Malay Mail Online understands Abdul Hamid was ordered to go on “long leave” before assuming new duties as the head of a new security and transnational crime division under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

Contacted today, Bukit Aman confirmed Abdul Hamid’s transfer and that the latter is on leave but denied knowledge on his next posting.

Abdul Hamid’s promotion is the latest change to take place within the SB following last month’s shock Cabinet reshuffle, which saw Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun replacing Datuk Seri Akhil Bulat as SB director.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/senior-special-branch-officer-gets-sudden-transfer-to-pms-dept-told-to-go-o#sthash.Cc14A7nc.dpuf

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It is clear that a ‘Thames House’ establishment is being created under the Prime Minister’s Office. It is no mystery for the creation nor should any be doubt and/or suspicion about it, being right under the purview of the Executive.

Globally, terrorism, cyberterrorism and anarchism are issues of growing grave concern.

Whether it is a matter for the political masters, civil servants, law enforcement agencies, analysts and observers or academicians, efforts are made to ensure that the understanding and management information is good and current.

It is also important that information on the issues made available through media, be it mainstream or social channels, are being monitored and management. Failure, could compound the matter worse.

Hence, it should not be a surprise nor skeptical that an experience law enforcement agent specialising in intelligence is the man for the job.

These days, politics and terrorism are intertwined. Add complex global networking to it, suddenly it is any nation’s intelligence and internal security nightmare.

The problem should be mitigated long before it appears in the form of demonstration with casualties and destruction, avoiding the sticky situation of ‘getting wiser after the event’.

Combining and making a formidable agency of functions and experience of the Police Special Branch and Counter Terrorism and the Research Department of Prime Minister’s Department, is the right direction and initiative.

British entertainment and BBC buffs would related to Dato’ Hamid Bador’s new job as the combination of the characters of Sir Henry James “Harry” Pearce of MI5 and Sir Oliver Mace of Joint Intelligence Committee, from the long running acclaimed drama ‘Spooks’.

We highly recommend our readers to watch all the ten seasons of ‘Spooks’ and the upcoming film ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’, to understand what Hamid and his new agency is all about.

Published in: on August 19, 2015 at 23:30  Comments (23)  

Pua the primate

1MDB President Arul Kanda is taking on DAP Strategist and PJ Utara MP Tony Pua for monkeying around and ridiculling the public with his antics, despite many efforts already done by the Malaysian Government strategic investment corporation to put forth the right information and set the story right.

1MDB President and Group Executive Director statement:

Media statement by Arul Kanda, 1MDB President and Group Executive Director

Issued on 17 August 2015
For immediate publication

Tony Pua’s Monkey Business

We refer to a press statement today by YB Tony Pua, further to his “chicken challenge” issued yesterday. We note that today, YB Tony Pua refers to himself as a “monkey”.

1MDB is glad that YB Tony Pua is the “monkey on our back” and not one that “sees no evil, hears no evil and speaks no evil”. Such public scrutiny and questioning by YB Tony Pua is important to establish the truth. Hence despite his repeatedly unproven, recycled and reused allegations, we share below past clarifications issued by 1MDB, on the items rehashed yet again today by YB Tony Pua:

Dialogue

On 16 January 2015, Arul Kanda, in good faith, offered to engage with YB Tony Pua and share with him facts on 1MDB. However, as evidenced by YB Tony Pua’s subsequent and ongoing conduct, it is clear he is not interested in the truth. Rather, his aim is to score political points, undermine ongoing investigations and negatively impact 1MDB’s rationalisation plan.

Ongoing Investigations

YB Tony Pua is wrong to state that “there’s hardly anyone left investigating the company”. He has conveniently forgotten to highlight that lawful authorities such as the Attorney-General, Auditor-General, PDRM, BNM, MACC and PAC, are all currently pursuing investigations on 1MDB, in a thorough, professional and independent manner.

Fund Units

On 30 June 2015, 1MDB shared the following facts:

•          Further to an earlier joint venture arrangement in 2009, 1MDB invested US$1.83 billion cash in murabaha notes issued by JV Co, a company that, by then, was 100% owned by PetroSaudi following the termination of the joint venture in March 2010.

•          In June 2012, this entire amount was repaid by way of conversion into shares of PetroSaudi Oil Services Limited for a value of US$2.22 billion.

•          Subsequently, in September 2012, 1MDB sold its shares in PetroSaudi Oil Services Limited for US$2.318 billion and received fund units in a Cayman registered fund. These fund units were owned by 1MDB via its 100% subsidiary, Brazen Sky, and held through BSI Bank Singapore as custodian.

•          Accordingly, 1MDB invested a total of US$1.83 billion with PetroSaudi as murabaha notes, and ultimately received US$2.318 billion of fund units, representing a gain over time of US$488 million.

•          The valuation of the fund units was undertaken by the fund administrator and is clearly described in 1MDB’s audited financial statements.

Further information referred to above can be found in the notes to 1MDB’s financial statements. Accordingly, contrary to Tony Pua’s claim, 1MDB has clearly provided detailed information on this – as above – on a number of occasions.

Such “monkey business” by YB Tony Pua does not benefit anyone. Malaysia is not a jungle – we have due process, procedures and laws to be followed. Accordingly, the lawful authorities must be allowed to carry on with their investigations.

1MDB is very much focused on the implementation of our rationalisation plan to stabilise the company and reduce our debts to a sustainable level. Please let us carry on with our job.

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As a very educated politician, Pua is misusing and abusing his position as the Opposition MP and member of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee. In the continuous attacks and very active campaigning around the country on various platforms against 1MDB, Pua behaved as a judge, jury and executioner.

Since there is no new materials that Pua could harp on, which also include the fabricated ones, he decided to recycle all materials and angles.

The fact is that Pua is playing politics and using 1MDB to extend the play as part of the strategy to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Published in: on August 17, 2015 at 14:30  Comments (13)