M(ahathir’s)otley Crew

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad mocked Malaysian democracy by naming the sexual deviant convict Anwar Ibrahim as the ‘Great Leader’ (Ketua Umum) of the revamped motley crew of the Opposition Pakatan Harapan to be the ‘Eigth Prime Minister’ when they come to power, failing to name the ‘Seventh’.

Pro-Opposition portal Malaysiakini story:

Anwar, Dr M on top of Harapan’s finalised line-up

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Pakatan Harapan has finalised its coalition logo and leadership structure, after months of negotiations.

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim will be the coalition’s de facto leader while Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be Harapan chairperson.

The following is the coalition’s leadership line up:

  • De facto leader: Anwar Ibrahim (PKR)
  • Chairperson: Dr Mahathir Mohamad (Bersatu)
  • President: Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR)
  • Deputy presidents: Muhyiddin Yassin (Bersatu), Lim Guan Eng (DAP), Mohamad Sabu (Parti Amanah Negara)
  • Vice presidents: Azmin Ali (PKR), Mukhriz Mahathir (Bersatu), Chong Chieng Jien (DAP), Salahuddin Ayub (Amanah)
  • Treasurer: M Kulasegaran (DAP)
  • Secretary: Saifuddin Abdullah (PKR)

The decision was announced by Dr Mahathir at a press conference following the coalition’s meeting at the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya just after midnight today.

He was flanked by Harapan party leaders, each holding the coalition’s new logo.

Mahathir said the coalition will finalise other details in its constitution before submitting its registration to the Registrar of Societies in about a week’s time.

Harapan was supposed to have finalised its structure months before, in order to register the coalition with the Registrar of Societies (ROS).

However, the decision was postponed in order to obtain feedback from PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim over Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s proposal.

Bersatu had reportedly made concessions agreeing that Wan Azizah would be the president of Harapan instead of Muhyiddin.

However, Bersatu was adamant that Mahathir should be made chairperson.

‘Announcing the 8th PM’

Asked if this means Anwar will be the coalition’s prime minister candidate, Mahathir said a pardons process will be pursued by the coalition once it comes into power.There will be an interim prime minister before Anwar, he said, because the legal process for Anwar to re-enter politics could be a long one.

Asked who will be the interim PM, Mahathir said an announcement will be done later.

“We will announce who the seventh PM will be, but today we will only announce the eighth one,” he said.

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It is clear evidence that the four Opposition parties are unable to get their act together to even offer one single candidate if their coalition unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows wins the mandate of the Malaysian voters and comes to power.

It is also a strong suggestion that amongst themselves, they have a deep distrust on the personality that should be the person to lead the charge in the void currently on the irrevocable conviction of the sexual felon Anwar Ibrahim.

Pakatan Harapan is unable to name a shadow Prime Minister because their own party members, supporters and sympathisers would revolt against a name personality.

Let alone the fence sitters.

 

This is glaringly clear because each top leaders of the parties that make the composition of Pakatan Harapan are defective, have skeletons in the closets and still going around with baggages.

Wan Azizah of PKR is a personality of poor leadership, no vision, lack of ideas and in all almost all circumstances she had been in, she is disoriented, delusional or completely lost of any bearing.

She admitted on global tv that she is willing to be a ‘seat warmer Prime Minister’ if the Opposition comes to a point of commanding the Dewan Rakyat.

Sacked Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy UMNO President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd, Yassin is someone who is unable to even get support of his own party and the recent rebellion within PPBM is enough to demonstrate how weak a leader he is and not able to command his own people.

Muhyiddin also been proven to be a distrusted deputy who conspired to topple his own Boss upon PPBM Deputy President Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s testimony in court yesterday.

Astro Awang story:

Mukhriz admits Dr M, Muhyiddin had plans to topple Najib

Mukhriz admits Dr M, Muhyiddin had plans to topple Najib

Mukhriz filed the suit on May 3, 2016, claiming that Tengku Sharifuddin had issued two statements of a defamatory nature against him in April of that year.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir today admitted that his father and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had plans to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“I agree that my father tried to topple Najib and this plan started not in 2015 but much earlier, in 2014,” he said in his testimony in the High Court here.

Mukhriz, 52, who is deputy president of the opposition Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), was responding to a question from counsel Datuk Seri Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos during cross-examination in the defamation suit brought by Mukhriz against Datuk Seri Tengku Sharifuddin Tengku Ahmad, the press secretary to the Prime Minister.

Asked by the lawyer whether he agreed that Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin conspired to topple Najib, plaintiff Mukhriz said: “I do not want to use the word conspiracy, but they had a similar intention.”

 

Mukhriz said the matter was public knowledge, especially among Malaysians, and it had also circulated on social media and the mainstream media.

Mukhriz, who acknowledged having contested the vice-presidency when he was in UMNO, agreed with Jahaberdeen that in UMNO politics the post of vice-president was regarded as key to eventually becoming the prime minister.

He also agreed with the lawyer that he had contested for and won a post in the UMNO Youth executive committee, lost in the contest for the post of UMNO Youth chief and lost in the contest for a post of UMNO vice-president.

The state assemblyman for Ayer Hitam, Kedah, said he had no intention of becoming prime minister when he contested for a post of UMNO vice-president.

Earlier, Mukhriz, in his witness statement presented to the court, said the media statements issued by defendant Tengku Sharifuddin had tarnished his reputation in the eyes of the public.

Mukhriz, who was represented by counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, was the first witness on the first day of the hearing of the suit.

Mukhriz filed the suit on May 3, 2016, claiming that Tengku Sharifuddin had issued two statements of a defamatory nature against him in April of that year.

He claimed that the statements implied that Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin conspired in a malicious campaign to topple a legally elected government and that the plaintiff was still involved directly in the plot of Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin.

The hearing before Judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim continues tomorrow.

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Mat Sabu who was a rejected and dejected PAS leader is simply an uneducated clown, who earn very little respect of the Malaysian public.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is a scandalous leader who is undergoing trial for criminal charges of corruption.

Third Barisan Nasional Chairman Dr. Mahathir also lost credibility and integrity when he finally admitted that he ‘Flip-Flop’ped on Anwar Ibrahim.

The Malay Mail Online:

Thursday July 13, 2017
08:07 PM GMT+8

In an interview, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad withdrew his previous rejection of Anwar and said he would not stand in the way of the latter becoming prime minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the general election. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

 

In an interview, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad withdrew his previous rejection of Anwar and said he would not stand in the way of the latter becoming prime minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the general election. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today admitted to the turnabouts on matters such as his views on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but denied he did so from fear of being prosecuted.

The former prime minister wrote on his blog to claim today that his paradigm shifts were instead motivated by his desire to challenge those whom he accused of stealing from the country.

He also said his turnabout on Anwar was not his first, saying he had done so “long before” he finally agreed to support the latter to become prime minister, despite previously saying that Anwar must never rise to the position.

“In the effort to destroy the demon, I found common ground with the parties opposed to Umno and BN (Barisan Nasional).

“I found common ground with Anwar Ibrahim. I found that Anwar and me can work together after I had made my U-turn,” he wrote on his blog today.

In an interview with British media, Dr Mahathir withdrew his previous rejection of Anwar and said he would not stand in the way of the latter becoming prime minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the general election and Anwar somehow secures a royal pardon for his second sodomy conviction.

Days later, however, Dr Mahathir appeared to shift again, when he was reported by The Star Online news portal as disputing his reported support for Anwar to become PM.

Dr Mahathir and Anwar had been considered irreconcilable foes until their recent “reconciliation”, and political rivals promptly seized on the volte-face to accuse the former prime minister of abandoning any remaining principles in his quest to remove Datuk Seri Najib Razak as prime minister.

Dr Mahathir’s son, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, testified in court today that his father has been working to remove Najib since 2014.

Critics also accused Dr Mahathir of seeking to reconcile with Anwar to prevent the latter from implicating him in Bank Negara Malaysia’s foreign exchange scandal from the late 80s to early 90s, which is now the subject of a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

The former prime minister today claimed that the RCI was not formed to investigate the losses that have been estimated to be as much as RM30 billion, but to silence critics of the Najib administration.

Since leaving Umno after failing to unseat Najib, Dr Mahathir has shifted his position on various matters, such as embracing opposition party DAP and its leaders whom he had attacked and reviled as recently as during campaigning for Election 2013.

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The offer to Malaysian voters for an interim blurrish and disoriented Prime Minister in the process of trying to deconvict a sexual felon, to come to power should be seen as nothing but a political insult of unimaginable proportions.
This is pure politics, they are attempting to shove down the Malaysian voters’ throats. A convicted sexual deviant is supposed to be a better Prime Minister for Malaysia after his blurrish and disoriented leader of a wife stand in.
This against a Prime Minister who has proven to lead the nation out of the stiffest global economic challenges, increased real economic growth per capita, rationalised subsidies and rolled out strategic projects to bring the whole nation to move forward together without any communities in any region being isolated.
The charge of ‘A Government of Kleptocracy’ is a fallacy which the Opposition is unable to prove despite intense use and co-operation of foreign media lambasting a series of rabid accusations without hard evidence.
On top of that these ‘complaints’ filed based on stories with fabricated and unsubstantiated evidence tendered as ‘proofs’ by agents of the Malaysian Opposition leaders concocted and filed with foreign authorities, to paint the ugly lie of the people and nation are being victimised through the ‘ring of international kleptocracy practices’.
In the final analysis, the motley crew of personalities with far from having pristine track record as politicians and public servants, in deep distrust of and against each other trying to sell lemons which are already been disproven. Instead, they are to be unsubstantiated compounded packs of manipulations and lies shoved into the treats of Malaysian voters, as alternative to a system which already worked so well.
Published in: on July 14, 2017 at 02:00  Comments (5)  

WM 11 Versus PNB 11

Dalam keghairahan ketamakan mencari kemenangan politik sementara melalui ‘sensasi lima minit media’, kedapatan veteran wartawan-menjadi-hartawan yang hilang kedudukan relevannya, bertindak untuk masyarakat terus mencemuh dan makin memandang rendah beliau.

Satu masa lampau Media Baron Dato’ A Kadir Jasin kini sebagai politikus Pembangkang cuba ‘mengeruk neraka’ dengan memaparkan berkenaan Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) membida beberapa no. plet pendaftaran  melalui proses biasa tender terbuka Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ),

Kadir juga secara rendah etika dan semangat kepertanggung jawaban (unscrupulous) memaparkan perbualan WhatsApp peribadi beliau dengan Pengerusi PNB Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar berkenaan pembidaan no plet pendaftaran.

Walaupun digambarkan persoalan dan perbualan dengan Tan Sri Wahid ialah persoalan “keperluan untuk PNB melaburkan sejumlah wang untuk mendapatkan 25 no.plet pendaftaran tersebut”, yang sebenarnya dikaburi dan muslihat yang tidak berapa licik.

Majlis Pimpinan Teringgi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia

Ianya sebenarnya mempunyai agenda politik yang tersirat dan untuk mengukuhkan serangan kepada institiusi Kerajaan dalam usaha menimbulkan keresahan dan meniriskan keyakinan rakyat kepada Kerajaan Memerintah.

Hakikatnya, PNB mempunyai tabung lain yang dibezakan dari tabung utama bagi tujuan pelaburan, penjanaan pulangan dan pengkukuhan pasaran melibatkan syarikat-syarikat tersenarai dimana PNB mempunyai pegangan saham strategik, penguasaan atau pelaburan.

Kadir juga memaparkan Wahid menjelaskan dalam perbualan mereka bahawa pembidaan no. plet tersebut bertujuan termasuk sebahagian dari usaha ‘penjenamaan’ (branding), terutama bagi kenderaan yang sering berkunjung merata negara.

Ianya sebahagian missi antara lain meningkatkan kefahaman masyarakat, mengemaskan kinikan maklumat bagi mereka yang berada diakar-umbi dan mendekati masyarakat, terutama dikalangan 13 juta pelabur dalam 10 skim yang ditawarkan PNB.

Kos untuk membida dan mendapat 25 no. plet pendaftaran ini melalui tender terbuka biasa JPJ sebenarnya RM419,060.00. Ianya bukanlah perbelanjaan hangus kerana sebenarnya kesemua no. plet pendaftaran ini sekarang milik proprieti PNB dan dirakamkan sebagai asset dalam kunci kira-kira.

Paling penting, selepas ini PNB berhak menjual mana-mana antara no. plet pendaftaran ini terutama sekiranya ditawarkan dengan harga pasaran yang lebih tinge dari harga bida. Malah, ianya sebahagian dari amalan industri permotoran dimana no. plet. yang telah dimiliki, dijaja dalam pasaran terbuka.

Kadir juga cuba menyindir no. plet pendaftaran yang baru dimiliki PNB bukan untuk kenderaan PNB bagi tujuan “penjenamaan”, malah “kita tengok siapa akan guna nombor PNB1 atau PNB11 itu – sang dewa atau dewi penghuni kamar eksekutif atau cawangan ASB bergerak?”.

Hakikatnya, Tan Sri Wahid sebagai seorang Akauntan Berkanun yang mempunyai pengalaman meluas sebagai pemimpin korporat dipelbagai syarikat tersenarai dan industri dan juga Menteri Kabinet menjalani hidup dalam keserdahanaan.

Beliau kini menggunakan Proton Perdana bernombor plet W8D, ehsan dari Kerajaan Persekutuan setelah lengkap berkhidmat sebagai Menteri Kabinet sepanjang satu penggal Dewan Negara.

Kembali kepada tabung berasingan dari tabung utama dimana wang pelaburan. Tabung PNB ini adalah lebih RM40 billion nilainya dan diluar dari tabung bernilai RM226 billion, dimana pelaburan terkumpul lenin 13 juta pendeposit dan penyimpan melalui 10 skim unit amanah yang diperkenalkan semenjak Amanah Saham Nasional pada 1981.

Tabung PNB ini ialah dimana pelaburan selain dari sekuriti kewangan dibuat, seperti pembelian hartanah. Hartanah merupakan antara pelaburan PNB yang memberikan pulangan lumayan, terutama nilai terkumpul dan pasaran, lenin-lebih dilokasi estrategia seperti Kotaraya London.

Kadir seolah-olah naif dan tidak paham realiti untuk mensensasikan dan mengaharapkan cerita pembidaan no.plet pendaftaran ini sebagai skandal terbaru, sebenarnya bukanlah wartawan biasa yang meningkat sehingga menjadi Ketua Pengarang Kumpulan sebuah akhbar terbesar dinegara.

Tahun 1992, beliau bersama tiga orang lain, Nazri Abdullah, Mohd. Noor Mutalib dan Khalid Abdullah menguasai Realmild Sdn. Bhd., sebuah syarkat betmodal dua Ringgit yang menguasai Kumpulan NST dan Sistem Televisiyen Malaysia Bhd. (TV3), melalui Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd.

Rasanya, tidak perlu untuk membangkitkan disini bagaimana beberapa orang wartawan dan pengurusan kanan sebuah kumpulan akhbar mampu untuk menguasai sebegitu besar syarikat dan bagaimana pembiayaan berjaya dilakukan.

Namun apa yang lebih penting ialah sebagai Media Baron, Kadir dikatakan menggunakan NST untuk mendapatkan no. plet pendaftaran ‘WM11’. Alasan yang digunakan masa itu ialah “Penjenamaan” juga.

Amat menarik untuk mengetahui apa berlaku kepada no. plet pendaftaran itu sekarang.

Kadir yang suatu masa lampau seorang wartawan dan pengarang yang disegani dan hormati, sejak dewasa ini makin terdesak semenjak menjadi politikus melalui MPT Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Beliau makin terjebak dengan ‘politik longkang’, yang sememangnya berniat jahat telah secara langsung menjatuhkan kedudukan beliau sebagai wartawan yang dihormati.

Posting yang bermula dari perbuatan Kadir sendiri troll di Facebook mereka yang menghadiri Rumah Terbuka PNB Selasa 5 Julai 2017, kini dijadikan posting blog pula.

Ramai mencurigai tindakan mengkontroversikan dan mungkin mencari peluang untuk menjadikan pembidaan no. plet pendaftaran PNB ini sebahagian dari strategi Pembangkang untuk menimbulkan keresahan, mengikis keyakinan rakyat dan membangkitkan kebencian terhadap Perdana Menteri Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Sekaligus, ianya serangan peribadi kepada Tan Sri Wahid dan usaha untuk meniriskan keyakinan rakyat terhadap seorang akauntan berkanun yang amat berjaya sebagai pengurus professional, sepanjang kerjaya beliau.

 

Anak kelahiran Johor Bahru, hasil kebanggan sistem MRSM dan Dasar Ekonomi Baru itu telah berjaya membawa transformasi sepanjang 15 tahun ini menggurus syarikat strategik seperti UEM, Telekom Malaysia, Maybank dan Menteri Kabinet yang bertanggung jawab mengenai hal ehwal EPU dan strategi bagi program keusahawan Bumiputera.

Kepimpinan mantap dan strategi telah terbukti bagaimana UEM menyelesaikan dan menyusun semula hutang dan TM berjaya dibezakan antara perniagaan teras, berpotensi maju dan antarabangsa dimana Axiata Bhd. telah lahir.

Laporan The Star:

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

More restructuring for PNB after value of companies rise by RM20bil

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In describing his plan of “building a distinctive world-class investment house”, PNB group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar (pic) said he wants to see PNB investee companies go back to their core activities.(Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar (right) speaking to reporters at a briefing on PNB’s 2016 annual review on Monday March 27.)

In describing his plan of “building a distinctive world-class investment house”, PNB group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar (pic) said he wants to see PNB investee companies go back to their core activities.(Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar (right) speaking to reporters at a briefing on PNB’s 2016 annual review on Monday March 27.)

KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) will continue to unlock value in its companies, encouraged by the RM20bil rise in market value of its six main listed entities.

In describing his plan of “building a distinctive world-class investment house”, PNB group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar (pic) said he wants to see PNB investee companies go back to their core activities.

He alluded to more restructuring taking place to create more “pure play” companies within the PNB stable.

“We would like our investee companies to focus on their core activities.

“For example, plantation companies focusing on improving their yields and extraction rates, as opposed to looking at other areas,” he told reporters at a briefing on PNB’s 2016 annual review yesterday.

Wahid reckons that the announced demerger plans for Sime Darby Bhd and UMW Holdings Bhd had excited the market. This, in turn, has contributed to a rise in the market value of its six main listed companies by RM20bil since the beginning of the year.

The said companies are Malayan Banking Bhd, whose market capitalisation has increased by 9.6% or RM8.1bil, and Sime Darby by 16% or RM8.8bil, while UMW has gained 34.4% or RM1.8bil, Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd has soared 71.6%, SP Setia Bhd has jumped 11.5% and MNRB Holdings Bhd has seen its market value upped by 20.7%.

It should be noted that the local stock market has gained more than 6.3% since the beginning of the year, after three years of consecutive declines.

“The focus is on fundamentals. We want to grow our investee companies’ profits so that it reflects on their dividend payouts,” Wahid said.

Meanwhile, PNB president and group CEO Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad said the restructuring of PNB’s investee companies would unlikely involve divestment of stakes by the investment fund.

“There is no intention to reduce our stakes. We are very invested in the domestic public equity market.

“What we hope to achieve is enhance the value of our investee companies,” he said.

Abdul Rahman, who was made PNB CEO last October and who was previously the head honcho of national private equity firm Ekuiti Nasional Bhd, explained that value creation in companies could involve mergers and acquisitions or the spin-off of non-core assets. He added that some companies may need cost-cutting initiatives or to grow organically.

On PNB’s investment strategy, Abdul Rahman said that PNB was looking to increase its investment allocation to overseas assets, but would revisit the plan when the ringgit stabilises.

“Now is not the right time to invest abroad,” he said.

In 2016, PNB’s asset under management grew by 4.7% to RM266.51bil. The largest fund-management firm in the country paid a total of RM15.3bil in net income to its unitholders last year, which was 2.9% lower than a year earlier, dragged by the broader weakness in the local equity market performance.

A total of 98.2% of PNB’s investment is in Malaysia, while the remainder 1.8% is overseas. Some 69% of its asset allocation is in equities, 3% in private equity, 4% in fixed income and 3% in property. It has some 20% lying around in cash.

On the 2017 outlook, Wahid said PNB is bullish on its outlook for the stock market this year backed by global growth, stability in the ringgit and improvement in export activities.

“This is despite the expectations of rising US interest rates and continuing volatility in commodity prices,” he said.

According to PNB’s projections, Malaysia’s economic growth would likely pick up to 4.4% this year from 4.1% in 2016.

On the implementation of PNB’s six-year strategic plan, Wahid said it had already started early this year.

The plan, dubbed the “Strive-15 Strategic Plan 2017-2022”, was announced last year after both Wahid and Abdul Rahman took up PNB’s top management roles.

The plan aims to deliver sustainable and competitive returns for PNB’s unitholders.

“Since the announcement of the plan last November, our strategic companies such as Sime Darby and UMW have announced demerger exercises.

“We hope these would excite the market and support corporate growth in Malaysia,” Wahid said.

During the briefing, PNB announced an income distribution of more than RM1.5bil for five of its funds.

It has declared an income distribution of 6.0 sen per unit for Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) and 6.5 sen per unit for Amanah Saham Bumiputera 2 (ASB 2) for the financial year ending March 31, 2017.

The income distribution for ASM and ASB 2 involves a total payout of RM1bil and RM384.7mil, respectively.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2017/03/28/more-restructuring-for-pnb-companies/#ipg08W9xWpVeo1sE.99

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Baru-baru ini, nilai pasaran (market capitalisation) Maybank mencecah RM100 billion. Ini bukti kepimpinan dan strategi mantap yang Tan Sri Wahid unjurkan sebelum 2013, yang menunjukkan hasil sekarang.

Amat menarik, 48% pegangan saham dalam Maybank merupakan skim-skim unit amanah dibawah PNB. Seara singkat, pelabur dan pendeposit skim unit amanah PNB memiliki hamper RM50 billion nilai pelaburan.

 

Ini berbanding dengan Kadir, yang mendapat Realmild dengan mudah pada 1992 dan kemudian ‘bercerai’ dari Kumpulan NSTP hampir lapan tahun kemudian dengan membawa Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd. pula, yang dikatakan sebuah syarikat media yang mempunyai 100 kakitangan.

Hari ini, syarikat penerbitan begitu banyak majalah ternama seperti Malaysian Business, Jelita, Anjung Seri, beberapa buah buku dan sebagainya itu sudah gulung tikar.

Hakikatnya, usaha malang seorang wartawan veteran yang gagal sebagai pemain korporat cuba dengan taktik kotornya untuk menjatuhkan imej sorang pemimpin korporat dan pengurus professional seperti Tan Sri Wahid, telah gagal.

 

Chartered Accountant turned investment banker turned professional turnaround manager turned corporate restructurer turned banker turned economic minister. Now, Chairman of an investment fund of RM270 billion

Mungkin Kadir patut kembali memohon agar Dr Mahathir, yang pernah ‘menghidangkan  dua buah-buahan (peluang) dalam dulang perak’ kepada beliau untuk memberikan satu lagi peluang.

Amat penting seorang pemimpin media yang begitu dihormati satu masa yang tidak lama lampau, menebus kembali sebarang maruah yang basi setelah beliau melumurkan selut dimuka sendiri.

*Dikemaskini 800pm

Kenyataan Pengerusi PNB Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar mengenai penulisan Kadir:

Assalamualaikum wbt & salam sejahtera,

Saya dengan segala hormatnya merujuk kepada tampalan blog Datuk A Kadir Jasin 8 Julai 2017 berkenaan pembidaan nombor pendaftaran kenderaan siri PNB. Izinkan saya memberikan pencerahan berkenaan isu yang disebutkan.

1. Sebagai seorang ahli korporat, saya percaya bahawa penjenamaan korporat itu adalah penting untuk memperkukuhkan penambahbaikan secara fundamental sesebuah organisasi. Ini berdasarkan prinsip atau falsafah “Form without substance will not get you anywhere. But when you combine form with substance, you will go a long way”. Falsafah korporat ini telah saya laksanakan dengan jayanya semasa menerajui Kumpulan UEM-Renong (2001-2004), Telekom Malaysia (2004-2008) dan Maybank (2008-2013).

2. Saya berbesar hati kerana telah diberi kepercayaan untuk menerajui Kumpulan PNB sebagai Pengerusi Kumpulan pada 1 Ogos 2016. Saya dan Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad yang telah dilantik sebagai Presiden & Ketua Eksekutif Kumpulan telah membentangkan Pelan Strategik PNB 2017-2022 pada 26 November 2016. Pelan ini mensasarkan PNB menjadi sebuah firma pelaburan distinktif bertaraf dunia dengan 3 teras strategi utama iaitu i. Meningkatkan Pulangan Secara Mapan; ii. Memacu Kecemerlangan Operasi dan iii. Pengurusan Pelaburan Berkesan . Pasukan PNB sedang giat melaksanakan Pelan Strategik ini dan Alhamdulillah, reaksi awal pasaran amat memberangsangkan dimana nilai pasaran 6 syarikat-syarikat strategik PNB telah meningkat sebanyak RM31 bilion untuk 6 bulan pertama 2017. Pasukan PNB juga telah berjaya melaksanakan migrasi sistem teknologi maklumat (IT) semasa cuti Hari Raya Aidilfitri baru-baru ini yang membolehkan transaksi unit saham amanah ASB/ASN, dll dilakukan tanpa menggunakan buku simpanan lagi. Ini telah memudahkan lagi pelabur untuk berurusan dengan ASNB.

3. PNB telah ditubuhkan pada tahun 1978 dan bakal menyambut ulangtahun ke 40 pada tahun hadapan 2018. Kami sedang dalam perancangan untuk memperkukuhkan jenama PNB. Kebetulan siri nombor kenderaan “PNB” ditawarkan oleh JPJ untuk bidaan pada bulan April 2017. Kami telah memohon daripada Menteri Pengangkutan supaya 25 siri nombor PNB (1,2,3,8,10,11,18,20,30,50,60,70,80,90,100,111,118,200,300,400,500,600,700, 800 & 900) dikhususkan kepada PNB tanpa pembidaan. Walaubagaimanapun kami telah diminta oleh JPJ untuk membida nombor-nombor tersebut seperti umum. Jumlah bidaan adalah RM336,059 berdasarkan purata bidaan nombor siri PMY,PMX dan PMW. Ia telah ditingkatkan kepada RM419,006 untuk memastikan PNB mendapat kesemua 25 siri nombor tersebut (purata RM16,760 untuk satu nombor). Nombor-nombor tersebut adalah untuk kegunaan kenderaan-kenderaan rasmi Kumpulan PNB termasuk cawangan ASNB bergerak, kenderaan Hotel-hotel PNB Perdana, PNB Merdeka 118, dll.

4. Kami membuat keputusan berdasarkan apa yang kami fikir terbaik untuk PNB dalam jangkamasa panjang. Nombor-nombor tersebut bakal menjadi aset jenama PNB dan pembayarannya dibuat secara langsung kepada JPJ tanpa melalui mana-mana agen atau pihak ketiga. Untuk makluman, dana RM419,006 datangnya dari dana milik PNB yang berjumlah RM40 bilion bukan dari dana milik pelabur-pelabur ASNB yang berjumlah RM226 bilion. Jadi, pembelian nombor-nombor tersebut tidak akan menjejaskan pulangan kepada pelabur-pelabur sama sekali.

5. Untuk pengetahuan, Alhamdulillah saya selesa menggunakan kereta nasional Proton Perdana sebagai kereta rasmi dengan nombor pendaftaran W8D. Nombor tersebut adalah satu manfaat yang saya perolehi semasa berkhidmat sebagai Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (2013-2016). Sebagai seorang daripada keluarga miskin yang telah diberikan pendidikan dan biasiswa di bawah Dasar Ekonomi Baru, saya amat terhutang budi kepada Kerajaan dan Negara Malaysia. Sebab itulah saya bersedia berkhidmat selama satu penggal dan membuat yang terbaik mengikut kemampuan saya.

6. Saya bersama-sama Ahli-ahli Lembaga Pengarah PNB, Dato’ Rahman dan barisan pengurusan PNB akan terus menjalankan amanah yang telah diberikan kepada kami demi kepentingan PNB, 13 juta pelabur-pelabur ASNB dan negara kita Malaysia. Sokongan berterusan rakan-rakan semua amat kami hargai.

Terima kasih & salam hormat.

AWO. 08.07.17.

 

 

 

 

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Lemau dan Masuk Angin

Dr. Mahathir bergambar dengan jemaah di Masjid Acton selepas Sembahyang Sunat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, yang dipercayai terdiri dari pelajar Malaysia

Perdana Menteri ke IV Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad semakin tiris modal politik dan terpaksa meraih perhatian semasa musim Hari Raya Aidil Fitri ini kerana tidak lagi relevan dalam arus perdana politik Malaysia.

Dalam posting blog Che Det berkenaan ‘BerHari Raya di London’, jelas beliau semakin terdesak kerana tiada idea baru dan modal drama, tohmahan, fitnah dan dusta selama hampir 30 bulan ini dalam impian dan agenda menjatuhkan Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak hakikatnya gagal.

Para ketiga sendiri menunjukkan Dr. Mahathir seorang hipokrit, kerana beliau sendiri tidak melakukan apa yang diungkap berkenaan khutbah sembahyang sunat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri di Acton, Barat Laut London.

“Menyeru kepada kehidupan orang Islam seperti yang dikehendaki agama Islam – iaitu berbaik-baik sesama orang Islam dan juga dengan bukan Islam”.

Sepanjang 30 bulan ini beliau berbohong, memfitnah dan menghasut agar orang Islam membenci Perdana Menteri Najib. Ini termasuk dalam bulan Ramadan baru ini. Beliau terus-terusan menghasut dan berburuk sangka, dengan jelas niat politik jahat.

Ini tidak terkecuali mengecam orang Cina dalam MCA, walaupun parti itu pernah menyelamatkan karier politik Dr. Mahathir sendiri.

Maka itu, beliau berjaya mengekalkan mengekalkan kuasa selepas undi masyarakat Cina kepada Barisan Nasional kukuh semasa orang Melayu membelakangkan UMNO pasca episod pemecatan Anwar Ibrahim.

Presiden UMNO ke V itu memang jelas kelihatan makin terdesak, dengan andaian yang bermaksud menghasut rakyat Malaysia untuk menolak Barisan Nasional.

Dakwaan Dr. Mahathir pelajar Malaysia di United Kingdom terutama sekitar London takut dan mengelakan dii dari berdampingan dengan beliau kerana kesan tindakan mereka adalah meleset. Seperti mana biasa, tiada bukti.

Beliau sendiri menukilkan bahawa pelajar Malaysia tersebut tidak bertanyakan hal ehwal politik Malaysia.

Ianya jelas satu lagi fitnah kerana mana mungkin penaja mereka termasuk wakil Kerajaan di Pejabat Edu Malaysia beribu pejabat di Malaysia Hall akan ada butiran mengenai siapa bertanya apa, terutama pasca Sembahayang Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Hakikatnya, amalan biasa pegawai beribu pejabat di Malaysia Hall akan bersembahyang di Queensborough Terrace, Bayswater.

Sekiranya pelajar-pelajar ini membuat kunjungan dimana Dr. Mahathir menginap semasa di London secara rahsia, ianya lagi tidak diketahui. Sesungguhnya, beliau akan tinggal di tempat yang dijamin keselamatannya dan tidak boleh diakses, tanpa kebenaran.

Perkembangan ini termasuk faktor ucapan, kenyataan dan tulisan beliau adalah jelas bahawa Pengerusi BN ketiga semakin terdesak dan politik kepalsuan dan berpaksikan agenda peirbadi, nafsa dan ego ini makin tidak laku dan terpinggir,

Sekiranya tuntutan agama Islam agar umat Muhammad S.A.W. menggunakan kemulian Ramadan dan Syawal ini untuk bertaubat, bermaafan dan mengekalkan silaturahim terutama dikalangan sesama Islam yang bersaudara, diketepikan, malah sebaliknya terus dipetingkatan.

Maka hakikatnya secara prinsipnya Dr. Mahathir akan mengkhianati segalanya, demi kuasa, agenda peribadi dan keangkuhan dengan tafsiran sendiri akibat tidak akur kepada apa-apa sempadan.

Ini amat menyedihkan bagi seorang Negarawan yang akan berumur 92 tahun dalam seminggu lagi dan pernah satu tempoh lampau berjasa dan melakukan banyak transformasi kepada negara dan rakyat Malaysia.

Sesungguhnya biskut Hari Raya yang sangat sedap dan istimewa ramuan, rasa dan rupanya itu akan sampai satu ketika menjadi lemau dan masuk angin. Masa itu, ianya layak menjadi dedak binatang berbanding sajian tetamu terutama yang dimuliakan.

 

 

 

Published in: on July 2, 2017 at 23:30  Comments (4)