Cornered rat

Master of machiavelli politics and champion of ‘Flip-Flop’ Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad still attempting to have the last say by manipulating his earlier statements about Johor which shameless drew flak from HRH Sultan Johor himself

Letters in The Star:

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Dr M replies on Forest City issue

I DON’T know if it is true about HRH the Sultan of Johor throwing a challenge to me over the development of Johor Baru.

Maybe it is only The Star which is interpreting what HRH says as a challenge to me.

But unless HRH denies he is challenging me, I will take the report of The Star as the truth.

I admit I am at a disadvantage here. While people can say what they like about me, and I welcome their freedom to say so, I hope that in responding to HRH’s challenge I will not be arrested and jailed without trial.

If it is with trial, I welcome the arrest.

Now, what did I say? Nothing more than repeating a report by Bloomberg in the press. But I appreciate why Bloomberg is not challenged nor denied.

What did Bloomberg say in its report on Nov 22 last year?

It said that a China Chinese company will build Forest City in JB which can accommodate 700,000. It went on to say that planeloads of China Chinese are being flown in to view the man-sized model (with pictures) and they have and will buy most of the properties in Forest City.

I doubt if many Johor Malays and Chinese are buying or going to buy these apartments. There just aren’t that many Malaysians to buy all these properties.

Bloomberg, in the same report, mentioned 60 other developments similar to Forest City, and these are also being sold to mainland Chinese.

Looking back to 1819, when Sultan Ali of Johor did not lease Singapore to the British, the Temenggong signed the lease. And look at Singapore today. A part of Johor is now a foreign country – well developed no doubt, but a foreign country.

There will be in all more than a million foreigners living in JB Forest City and the 60 other deve­lopments. These new places will not become a foreign country but they will have an inordinate percentage of foreign people. If they stay long enough, they will be entitled to become citizens of Malaysia.

Yes, I promoted foreign direct investment. But it was not about buying land in Malaysia, developing them and selling them to foreigners who will stay here.

FDI is about investment in the manufacturing industry. Malaysian companies will construct the building and Malaysians will work in the industries. They will acquire skills and start their own manufacturing business.

Malaysian contractors are completely capable of building all kinds of buildings and develop land. We don’t need foreigners to do this. Look at Malaysia today. Ninety per cent or more of these new buildings and development are by Malaysian companies. Majority of the buyers are Malaysians, and they are the people who stay there.

But when foreigners buy land, there is not even an inflow of capital. Much of the money will be borrowed locally. And they can do their business with their own banks.

Whatever foreign companies earn will be expatriated, and will result in outflow of capital. When the scheme is introduced wherein you can buy property in China and get one flat or house free in Malaysia, no profit will be made in Malaysia, therefore no taxes will be paid to the Malaysian Government.

Let all transactions be transpa­rent. Publish all documents about the investments, the number of workers, their home countries, the buyers, the banks which finance and all expatriation of funds. Do this honestly. No hiding.

So let the truly international Transparency International examine the exposed official documents. Let the people see the documents to prove their genuineness.

Looking East is not about asking the countries of the East to buy land in Malaysia, develop and sell to the people from these countries. Yes, we have encouraged foreigners to make Malaysia their second home. But their numbers are very small. Looking East is not about mass immigration of hundreds of thousands. It is about Malaysians learning about how these Eastern countries developed themselves.

It is easy to accuse me of being a racist. I have been called a Malay ultra before.

This labelling, this demonising actually exposes the lack of credible arguments against what I do or say. It reflects a fundamental lack of basis for the arguments against me.

This is a multiracial country. People of different ethnicity, language, religion, culture and even economic wellbeing have lived in this country in peace.

In many countries, even a slight difference in the interpretation of their common religion has resulted in violent conflicts and wars. But relatively speaking, Malaysia is stable and peaceful.

It is stable and peaceful because we accept each other as we are. During my 22 years as PM, there were no significant racial clashes. Differences, yes, but no violence. And the country grew.

Had I been a racist, my period would have seen turmoil and regression in this country.

You can dispute what I say. That is your democratic right.

I dare The Star to publish what I say in full. It is a measure of the Government fear of the truth that the mainstream media is strictly controlled.

I will accept this article being totally blacked-out because we are living in a kleptocratic country where truth is anathema, only to be whispered but never said aloud.

I am a Malaysian born in Kedah. Malaysia is my home and the object of my loyalty. If I have to be accused of lese majeste for what I say, so be it.

DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD

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We doubt it Bloomberg mentioned that the so called “700,000 Chinese would be given citizenship”. It was Dr Mahathir who instigated this notion is his blog posting ‘FDI’.

20.But during Najib’s China trip, he claimed that he succeeded in getting 150 billion Ringgit of FDI. No details were given. I am sure that most of this FDI would involve selling land, Government’s and 1MDB land to pay the debts which everyone knows have been incurred by them. We are going to see large chunks of Malaysia being developed by the foreign buyers and being occupied by them. Eventually they would demand for citizenship and they will participate in Malaysian politics including in elections. Whatever ideology they believe in might change the colour of Malaysian politics.

That is pure instigating, designed to rile the sentiments of Malaysians, particularly Johorean Malays to sow further hatred against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s administration.

The fact that Dr Mahathir opened his rebuttal to the The Star interview with HRH Sultan Ibrahim of Johor yesterday insinuating that he might be arrested and jailed without trial is itself sinister.

Unless, the former Fourth Prime Minister of 22 years be given the quarter of the benefit f the doubt that he is not a sinister politician, willing to scorch earth when the game does not fall on his plan.

Considering that more and more coming to believe that he has already suffering dementia and senility for the array of contradictory statements, opinions and opposing stances within a short span of time is already a strong reason for him to no longer engage the public.

The nation cannot afford to have a ‘Flip-Flop’ Statesman, who has proven to me the “Champion on U-turns” off late.

There is actually a limit on how a cornered rat could exit even trapped. Referring to this statement issued to the The Star as response against the interview with Sultan Johor, Dr Mahathir’s administration is not actually stirling silver.

In November 1985, 18 people in Kampung Memali, Baling died upon a Police operation to arrest some militant religious teachers and his followers.

In October 1987, 108 people were arrested under Operasi Lallang. The english daily The Star license to print was revoked.

Dr Mahathir could easily sum up during his administration, things were much better. It is because he ruled with fear and he was a master Machiavellian politician. Everything must be done by his way and the speed that he wanted, regardless the cost.

His policies and approach were never as engaging and inclusive, as being introduced and practiced now.

It is ashamed that Dr Mahathir decided to grossly digress from his stature as a Statesman, to muddle in and roll in gutter politics. For that, be the most nefarious political rat ever in Malaysian history.

He should have been a guest at the State Banquet in Istana Anak Bukit, to commemorate Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim’s 91st birthday.

Published in: on January 17, 2017 at 10:15  Comments (6)  

Dr M ‘Flip-Flopped’ & running with tail behind his hind legs on Najib’s initiative for the rakyat

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ‘Flip-Flopped’ on his opposition against BR1M, an initiative introduced by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak as direct subsistence for the B40 five years ago, during the launch of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia tonight.

The Malay Mail Online:

Dr M says would abolish GST, make BR1M statutory

BY IDA LIM

Saturday January 14, 2017
11:05 PM GMT+8
SHAH ALAM, Jan 14 — The federal opposition will gradually repeal the controversial Goods and Services Tax (GST) if it is elected into power, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

Although previously calling the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) “bribery”, the former prime minister and chairman of Parti Pribumi Malaysia also said a Pakatan Harapan government would convert the cash handouts into statutory aid.

“GST will be abolished gradually and replaced with a sales tax according to the people’s will,” he said in his speech at PPBM’s launch here, without elaborating further.

Even before he could finish his remark on the GST’s abolishment, the red-clad crowd erupted into loud cheers of “Hidup Tun!” (long live Tun) as soon as they heard the word “abolished”.

The cheers were more subdued, however, when he repeated his words and completed his remark.

Dr Mahathir also declared that PPBM along with other opposition parties would form a “clean” government—especially in terms of elections—with various reforms to be carried out.

He said this new government would ensure that no bribes would be given out in any form to voters to gain support during elections.

“If it is found that BR1M is important, then this money will be distributed by government servants. BR1M cannot be included in any party’s’ manifesto.

“If it is agreed by the people, BR1M will become a statutory aid that is determined by laws and ordinary budget. The prime minister cannot determine its distribution or the amount, or the way it is given,” he added.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/dr-m-says-would-abolish-gst-make-br1m-statutory#sthash.6xlrxFzg.dpuf

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Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (BR1M) was first introduced in 2012 as subsistence direct to the target group, which is the B40, upon Federal Government’s rationalisation and reform on subsidies and economic transformation program. It was an idea mooted by Bank Negara, during the days of ‘laboratories’ created when Prime Minister Najib’s administration was preparing on new policies and economic and government transformation in 2010.

The program, now is categorised by different group of recepients.

Dr Mahathir attacked BR1M as a form of ‘bribe’ by Prime Minister Najib, to get the B40 supporting BN.

Inadvertently, Dr Mahathir acknowledged the transformation that has been introduced by Prime Minister Najib did brought positive effect for the rakyat. And now, he wants BR1M to be tweaked into statutory.

The fact is that he is running out of issues to rubbish Prime Minister Najib, considering many of the latter’s policies and strategic initiatives have brought positive result which the rakyat has been benefitting.

How his Opposition ‘Barisan Rakyat’ would try to mitigate the grave short fall in Federal Government coffer for operating budget by RM40 billion plus per annum by abolishing the consumption tax is not clear at this time. It is doubtful that it could be supplemented even if the Opposition whipped up IRB, Royal Customs and Local Authorities to generate RM40 billion plus that is collected annually under GST.

So far consumption tax in the form of GST is the fairest system of collecting revenue from the rakyat’s consumption of goods and services, without imposing higher personal income tax or any introduction of new taxes.

Globally, consumption tax has been proven to work in most economies, be it modern and developed or the struggling under-developed ones.

Published in: on January 14, 2017 at 23:59  Comments (9)  

The economy going bankrupt and failing state indicators

There are some really skewed personalities with sinister agenda going around trying to convince the gullibles and ill-informed in their strategy to oust the current Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, why bold lies like “The nation is going to be bankrupt” and ‘The economy is failing”. However, the reality is quite the opposite.

The Star story:

Thursday, 12 January 2017 | MYT 4:33 PM

Mercedes-Benz M’sia’s sales hit record in 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) posted an all-time record sales of 11,779 units in 2016, up 9% from 10,845 units sold in the previous year.

MBM president and chief executive officer Dr Claus Weidner said Mercedes-Benz continued to be the number one premium car brand locally with a 2.4% market share and hoped to retain its pole position in 2017.

“2016 was an exceptional year in the history of MBM. We achieved a tremendous milestone as we contributed towards the global success of Mercedes-Benz, which set a new record with double-digit growth of 11.3% and over two million vehicles sold worldwide.

“We are working hard to sustain our success here in Malaysia,” he told a media briefing on the group’s 2016 performance in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

MBM’s record-breaking performance came as demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region achieved a new high, increasing by 19.3% compared to 2015 which totalled 734,109 vehicles delivered to customers.

Malaysia was listed as a contributor to this best in history growth along with other leading Asia Pacific countries, namely Japan (+3.5%), South Korea (+25%), Australia (+14.8%) and Taiwan (+17.4%).

Amid the challenging economy, Weidner said MBM’s strategy of prioritising customer service had paid off and kept its sales performance at a steady pace throughout 2016.

He said MBM’s production plant in Pekan, Pahang, produced 7,882 vehicles last year, recording a growth of 2.2% from the previous year.

He said the group also offered a comprehensive financing at 1.88% and has a loan portfolio of RM1.8bil currently, with four out of every 10 vehicles sold being financed and insured by its sister company, Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia.

“MBM will continue to invest in dealer network, upgrade facilities and up skill its manpower in Malaysia,” he added.

Meanwhile, MBM vice president (sales and marketing) Mark Raine said the company hoped to register another stellar performance in 2017, banking on new model launches expected this year together with the 17 models launched last year.

On the impact of weak ringgit on car sales and pricing, he said MBM would continue to monitor all influencing factors, but as of now, it had no plans to increase the prices of its vehicles. – Bernama

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The record sales of the German automobile is a very good indicator the upper middle class have spare cash to splurge. That is up and above that their faith of the economy is strong and it is going concern, for their firms to continue operating with foreseeable profits and healthy cashflow to undertake such luxurious acquisitions.

Other services catered for the upper middle class such as fine and gourmet dining, 5star and above accommodations have started to strongly present their demands. This include private and leased jet and charter services.

Otherwise, they would have taken measures like conserving the utility of resources and safeguarding assets, especially cash and securing financial commitments.

How about the bulk lower middle class. This is the group which is said to be making the most noise, affected by the so called “Intolerable increasing cost of living” and coupled by the urban-lower middle middle income trap.

The liquidity amongst them is very supportive of the retail and local economy, which is reflective in the strengthening nation’s favourite family restaurant, which is seeking listing in Bursa Malaysia again.

The Star story:

Thursday, 5 January 2017 | MYT 5:01 PM

QSR Brands to open 30 more KFC outlets this year

KUALA LUMPUR: QSR Brands (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd (QSR Brands) is planning to expand its KFC business by adding up to 30 new outlets nationwide this year.

Chandrasagran Munusamy, general manager for KFC operations at QSR Brands unit QSR Stores Sdn Bhd, said the expansion would materialise with or without the relisting of KFC or QSR Brands on the local bourse this year as speculated.

He said funding for KFC’s expansion in Malaysia was not an issue and was not the main reason for the relisting.

“Thirty outlets were opened last year without any funding issue and to-date we have a franchisee of 665 KFC outlets nationwide.

“Malaysia has great potential and we want to open 20 to 30 more outlets this year in areas that we have identified,” he said after launching the new KFC Cheezy Mushroom Crunch in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Chandrasagran said the cost of opening a new outlet would vary between RM1mil and RM4mil depending on whether it would be a drive-thru restaurant, a shoplot restaurant or one in a shopping complex.

It was reported recently that the fast-food franchise brand was returning to Bursa Malaysia after being taken private in 2013 by CVC Capital Partners, Employees Provident Fund and Johor Corp.

The relisting is expected take place this year with its initial public offering capable of raising up to RM2bil.

“The funds from relisting will cover many areas, not necessarily for the KFC expansion plan only. The management is working on it now, however, nothing much has been finalised,” Chandrasagran said, adding that he projected another incremental sales growth for KFC Malaysia this year.

QSR Brands, which currently holds a franchisee of over 750 KFC restaurants in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Cambodia, is also the operator of Pizza Hut in Malaysia (370 outlets) and Singapore (75 outlets).

Meanwhile, senior general manager for KFC marketing Angelina Villanueva said despite the bleak economic outlook, the food and beverage industry was very competitive nowadays.

“The demand for KFC in the country is intact and KFC Malaysia is doing well in terms of sales.

“For the new KFC Cheezy Mushroom Crunch product, we are looking at 15% contribution to the overall revenue. We hope 2017 will be another good year,” she said. – Bernama

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The fact is that for QSR to maintain 750 outlets all over the region and still making money (bulk of the outlets are in Malaysia), it is reflective of  the market’s liquidity and propensity to spend.

The liquidity amongst the upper lover 40% and lower middle class is also reflective the strong support for of a local kopitiam chain seeking IPO.

The Malay Mail Online:

Malaysian restaurant chain PappaRich said to mull Singapore IPO

Thursday January 12, 2017
04:59 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — PappaRich Malaysia Sdn., a food chain selling local cuisine from nasi lemak to curry laksa noodles, is considering a Singapore initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The company, which opened its first restaurant in Malaysia in 2006, is targeting to achieve a valuation of at least S$200 million (RM892 million) in the share sale, according to the people. It aims to conduct the offering as soon as this year, one of the people said.

Any deal would add to a rebound in the Singapore IPO market last year, when fundraising surged more than fourfold to US$1.7 billion (RM7.58 billion), data compiled by Bloomberg show. PappaRich would follow other Southeast Asia-based restaurant chains including ABR Holdings Ltd., which operates Swensen’s ice cream parlors, and Oldtown Bhd in gaining a listing to fund expansion.

A representative for PappaRich, which is based near Kuala Lumpur, said a listing has always been a consideration as the company considers fundraising options to support its expansion plans. PappaRich “would certainly” expect to have a valuation in excess of S$200 million upon listing, based on comparable businesses, he said.

Oldtown, which makes instant coffee and runs cafes, has risen 18 per cent in Kuala Lumpur trading over the past 12 months. Shares of Thai dessert chain After You Pcl, which raised US$21 million in a Bangkok IPO last month, have surged 167 per cent from their offer price.

More than 1 million customers dine at the PappaRich outlets monthly, according to its website. The company has about 100 outlets globally including locations in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand and the US, the website shows. — Bloomberg

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/malaysian-restaurant-chain-papparich-said-to-mull-singapore-ipo#sthash.ImuUYOr8.dpuf

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More on the strategic front, initiatives are being made and strengthening the position of Malaysia two become another global shariah compliant fund hub.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 | MYT 1:33 PM

Malaysia launches 5-year Islamic fund, wealth management blueprint

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has launched a five-year Islamic Fund and Wealth Management Blueprint to further strengthen the country’s position as a global hub for Islamic funds by 2021.

The plan, the first of its kind globally, is also aimed at developing the country as an international provider of Islamic wealth management services.

It was launched by Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani at the International Fund Forum 2017 in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

The 51-page blueprint comprises three strategic thrusts, namely, strengthen Malaysia’s position as a global hub for Islamic funds, establish the country as a regional centre for shariah-compliant sustainable and responsible investment, and develop it as an international provider of Islamic wealth management services.

“The Islamic wealth management industry is still at a nascent stage of development as compared with other segments of the Islamic capital market.

“Malaysia, with its comprehensive Islamic finance ecosystem and track record in innovation, is at an advantageous position to play a lead role in shaping the concept and driving the development of Islamic wealth management services,” the blueprint highlighted.

It also outlined 11 recommendations for Malaysia to achieve the desired status by 2021, and which focus on addressing impediments to growth and innovation, while identifying potential opportunities for collaboration and partnerships, as well as accelerating the process of building scale.

The recommendations, among others, provide enabling frameworks to support innovation in Islamic markets, enhance market access and international connectivity, promote the growth of private equity, as well as spur institutional participation in Islamic funds.

It also includes facilitating new digital business models, products and services for Islamic fund and wealth management, develop facilitative market infrastructure for Islamic wealth management, and fortify talent pipeline for Islamic wealth management.

As Malaysia operationalises the blueprint, utmost attention would be given to the phased implementation of initiatives under the respective recommendations.

It is recognised that there might be further shifts that would influence the dynamics of the global and domestic marketplace, including the emergence of new factors.

Therefore, the recommendations are designed to provide sufficient flexibility within the overall objective of the blueprint to enable appropriate adjustments and realignment in such situations. – Bernama

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It is ashamed there are professionals and the educated lot amongst us who are taken in with these proposterous notion that the nation is heading towards bankruptcy out of sheer lame political rhetorics, simply to demonstrate their political agenda is out of steam but still continue hitting multiple layer of brickwalls.

At the strategic level, limited layers dwell into markets in Malaysia as an open economy and its open for business. Business activities comes with sorts of commercial papers being traded and exchanged fr assets against debts, where shareholders plan their portfolio based on trends and strength of specific sector.

Published in: on January 12, 2017 at 20:15  Comments (1)  

Haram tuduh tanpa bukti

Dalam kegilaan Dr Mahathir untuk menghasut rakyat agar bangkit untuk menentang dan menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, beliau tergamak menakrifkan sumbangan CSR 1MDB melklui Yayasan 1MDB bagi 1,000 imam kampung pergi menunaikan Haji adalah “Mencuri” dan “Haji tidak mabrur”.

Utusan Malaysia:

Haji 1MDB tidak mabrur – Dr. Mahathir

31 Disember 2016 12:22 AM

KUALA LUMPUR 30 Dis. – Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad menyifatkan orang yang melaksanakan ibadah haji melalui Program Khas Haji Perdana Menteri-Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) tidak mendapat haji yang mabrur.

Pengerusi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) itu membuat dakwaan berkenaan sewaktu berceramah di Taman Wira Mergong, Alor Setar, Kedah, baru-baru ini.

Katanya, haji yang tidak mabrur itu berpunca daripada duit penajaan program tersebut kononnya haram kerana dicuri oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“Najib boleh menghantar 1,000 orang ke tanah suci kerana dia menggunakan duit curi, jadi penghantaran mereka ini ke Mekah adalah tidak mabrur.

“Apa yang jadi saya ingat mereka tidak mendapat haji mabrur, tetapi Najib sanggup melakukan apa sahaja,” katanya.

Dalam masa sama, beliau memburukkan Perdana Menteri kononnya tergamak menggunakan duit curi semata-mata mahu ‘membeli’ hati rakyat.

“Inilah sikap Najib yang sanggup melakukan apa sahaja dan sehingga hari ini, kerajaan kita kekurangan duit. Malah, rakyat terpaksa mengeluarkan wang sendiri contohnya ke hospital, kita terpaksa mengeluarkan wang sendiri untuk membeli ubat,” katanya.

Tuduhan sedemikian tidak mengejutkan kerana Dr. Mahathir juga pernah mengatakan Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) yang memberi manfaat kepada jutaan rakyat yang memerlukan sebagai salah satu bentuk rasuah dan haram diterima.

– See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/politik/haji-1mdb-tidak-mabrur-8211-dr-mahathir-1.426208#sthash.s2T5H16O.dpuf

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Semestinya, ia menimbulkan reaksi yang amat bertentangan sehinggakan beberapa orang Mufti telah menyatakan pandangan mereka bahawa kenyataan Dr Mahathir adalah songsang dan tidak bersesuaian.

The Malay Mail Online:

Tun M bukan Tuhan, mufti Perak ulas program haji 1MDB

Monday January 2, 2017
7:47 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Jan — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tidak berhak menentukan sama ada ibadah haji seseorang diterima Allah (mabrur) atau tidak, kata mufti Perak.

Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria membidas bekas perdana menteri itu yang menyatakan jemaah haji ditaja Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) tidak mendapat haji mabrur.

“Manusia tidak berhak menentukan haji seseorang itu mabrur dan diterima Tuhan atau tidak,” katanya seperti dilapor portal Berita Harian.

“Itu bukan hak manusia tapi hak Allah. Allah yang tentukan haji itu sah atau tidak sah, apatah lagi rakyat tidak berdosa yang menerima tajaan (bantuan) daripada seorang Perdana Menteri, apakah ia (bantuan) tidak baik.

“Macam mana kita nak kata haji diterima atau tak, siapa yang rekod (kerana) yang tentukan Allah, itu hak Tuhan. Oleh itu, janganlah kita melampau sampai hak Tuhan pun nak diambil.”

Bimbang tuduhan sedemikian memudaratkan umat Islam, beliau menggesa Dr Mahathir menghentikan dakwaannya kerana tidak ada bukti program khas itu diperoleh dari sumber haram.

Pengerusi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) sebelum ini mendakwa Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) haram kerana ia merupakan rasuah daripada kerajaan.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/projekmmo/berita/article/tun-m-bukan-tuhan-mufti-perak-ulas-program-haji-1mdb#sthash.cuSmsV0H.dpuf

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Hari ini Dr Mahathir mengeluarkan posting blog mengenai ketaksuban beliau mengenai 1MDB yang diagihkan sebagai CSR adalah hasil dari “Kecurian”. Namun hakikatnya, beliau tidak pernah membuktikan kewangan Yayasan 1MDB merupakan hasil yang datang dari ‘Perbuatan curi’.

Malah, Dr Mahathir sendiri tidak pernah mempersembahkan secara sistematiza dan bersubstantif bahawa kegawatan kecairan yang dialami oleh 1MDB berpunca dari perbuatan kriminal.

Setakat ini, beliau hanya menggunakan material-material sebagai dipaparkan media asing (yang tidak ada pernah dibuktikan atau bahan yang dipaparkan itu disahkan).

Material-material ini memang mencalarkan persepsi  namun tiada mahkamah kriminal dalam duni setakat ini, menggunakan mana-mana bahan ini sebagai sandaran untuk sebarang pendakwaan dijalankan dan mereka yang kunun-kunun bersalah, didakwa menurut undang-undang negara mana pun.

Sebagai contoh, pengumuman gempar yang dibuat Peguam Negara Amerika Syarikat Loretta Lynch pada 20 Julai 2016, yang disertai wakil-wakil Department of Justice dan Internal Revenue Service. Setelah 6 bulan berlalu, adakah apa-apa perkembangan keatas kes itu?

Namun, kegemparan yang berlaku seolah-olah ianya bagaikan semboyan kiamat bagi orang-orang tertentu telah dibunyikan dan dunia akan terbelah bagi mereka yang dituduh sebagai “Pesalah” ini.

*Dikemaskini 10 Jan 2017 1600hrs

Kenyataan rasmi 1MDB mengenai harta yang didakwa tanpa bukti sebagai ‘dicuri’ yang salurkan untuk program CSR:

Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad 
Issued on 10 January 2017 
For immediate publication
 
 
Stop the lies on 1MDB, Tun M
In a recent series of blog postings and public statements, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed has once again lied about 1MDB, this time in relation to Yayasan 1MDB sponsorship for the Program Khas Haji (Special Haj Programme).  Tun M wrongly claims that the Yayasan 1MDB Haj sponsorship was funded through “stolen” money. 1MDB strongly denies this baseless and unsubstantiated allegation. On the contrary, 1MDB has legitimate business operations, formerly in energy production and more recently, in real estate development. Funds generated from these business operations are contributed to Yayasan 1MDB, which then uses such funds to sponsor the Program Khas Haji.
 
Since its inception in 2010, Yayasan 1MDB has provided sponsorship for approx. RM 690 million of worthy causes across Malaysia and for all Malaysians, delivering 60 projects in education, healthcare, youth development and community services. Such projects have had an impact on the lives of 2.8 million Malaysians.
 
Examples of such activities can be found on the 1MDB website, ranging from Dana PIBG Grants and Academic Grants to SPM / STPM students to Academic Grants for Sri Murugan Centre and Unified Examination Certificate Holders, as well as Dana Belia 1Malaysia and 1Malaysia Mobile Clinics.
 
Apart from Program Khas Haji, Yayasan 1MDB also supports other programs such as the Program SPM Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (Public Service Department), which is currently sponsoring over 600 Malaysian scholars across all races. 

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