Messy mis-informed mocked Madam

Deputy Prime Minister Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail message delivered by Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Dato Mohd. Rashid Haron on the upcoming 5G connectivity, only to disclaim it later and gotten a reaction of the latter, in all awkwardness and confusion, followed the perception on the mockery of how things are sorted out and done.

New Straits Times story:

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail did not, at any time, say the government would provide its full cooperation for the implementation of the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband project. – NSTP/MUHD ZAABA ZAKERIA

PUTRAJAYA: News reports quoting a speech by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband developed by Xiddig Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd are incorrect.

The Deputy Prime Minister’s Office said the text read out at the launch of the project was not approved by the deputy prime minister or her office, adding Dr Wan Azizah did not assign anyone to read her speech out for her at that event held in Shah Alam today.

“Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah did not, at any time, say the government would provide its full cooperation for the implementation of the EM-IIG project. Using the Deputy Prime Minister’s name without her permission is not something that she takes lightly.

“Organisations are warned not to use or distribute material using the Deputy Prime Minister’s name without her permission. Action will be taken if falsehoods like this are repeated,” said the DPM’s Office in a statement today.

Several news portal today had reported that Malaysia would have the fastest Internet access speed with the 5G platform in Southeast Asia via EM-IIG High-Speed Broadband that was expected to be up and running in 2022.

The deputy prime minister was quoted as saying the RM5.45-billion project encompassed the installation of the world’s largest optical fibre involving a 110,000-km line, adding the first phase of the project was expected to be ready in November, with the Internet line linking Pengerang, Johor, to Putrajaya, where consumers could get a speed of up to one gigabit per second.

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And Malaysiakini story:

DPM’s office says her name misused in speech on high-speed broadband

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Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s office today claimed her name was misused for a speech at the launch of the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband project.

“The text read out at the launch of the project was not approved by the deputy prime minister or her office.

“The deputy prime minister also did not assign anyone to read her speech out for her at the event,” it said.

The speech was read out by Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Rashid Hasnon, who is also PKR’s Batu Pahat MP, in Kuala Lumpur, today.

The speech, purportedly read out on behalf of Wan Azizah, had said the government would provide full cooperation on the implementation of the EM-IIG project.

The speech was reported by national news agency Bernama, which has since retracted the story.

“Wan Azizah did not, at any time, say the government would provide its full cooperation for the implementation of the EM-IIG project.

“Using the deputy prime minister’s name without her permission is not something she takes lightly.

“Organisations are warned not to use or distribute material using the deputy prime minister’s name without her permission,” it said.

Wan Azizah’s office said action would be taken if such incidents are repeated.

The EM-IIG project, developed by Xiddig Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd, is intended to provide “the fastest internet access speed with the 5G platform” through the installation of the world’s largest optical fibre involving 110,000km line.

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Earlier, The Edge on Bernama story on the speech delivered by Deputy Speaker Rashid’s speech Xiddig Cellular event:

Malaysia to have fastest internet access speed in Southeast Asia — Wan Azizah

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Malaysia is to have the fastest Internet access speed with the 5G platform in Southeast Asia via the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband that is expected to be ready in 2022.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the RM5.45-billion project encompassed the installation of the world’s largest optical fibre involving a 110,000-km line.

She said the first phase of the project was expected to be ready in November, with the Internet line linking Pengerang, Johor, to Putrajaya, where consumers can enjoy a speed of up to one gigabit per second.

“Now, at a speed of 13 megabits per second, it will take 51 minutes to download a 5GB high-definition video but with the implementation of the project, the video can be downloaded in just eight minutes,” she said in her speech at the launch of the project.

The text of her speech was read out by the Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.

Dr Wan Azizah said that according to cable.co.uk, the Internet speed in Malaysia was ranked 48th with an average speed of only three megabits per second and the speed was still considered unsatisfactory.

The EM-IIG, which involved the installation of optical fibre of 150 terabytes, would offer high-speed Internet access at low prices parallel to the government’s preparation towards the Industrial Revolution 4.0, she said.

“Alcatel Submarine Networks will install a 7,500-km-long submarine optical fibre from the international Internet hub in Hong Kong to Malaysia and extend it to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The project will benefit people not only in this country but also subscribers from around the world when the cable is connected to the outside world,” she said.

Dr Wan Azizah said the government would provide full cooperation for the implementation of the EM-IIG project because it would assist the growth of new high-tech industries besides generating the economy to raise the country to developed-nation status.

The EM-IIG, developed by XiddiG Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd, would reduce the digital gap between the urban and rural areas, she said.

As a social responsibility initiative, the company would provide free high-speed Internet service to all government schools, hospitals and health clinics as well as public universities nationwide, she added.

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This is very embarrassing for the Federal Government in such a very important information and communication policy and delivering a paramount component of the industrial revolution (I.R.) 4.0.

If the Deputy Speaker Rashid has been hoodwinked or deceived to deliver a false speech on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah, then a mere statement demanding an explanation from the organisers is considered mild.

The delivery was in the presence of media and it was rightfully reported nationwide, quite soon after it was delivered.

It is the onus of Deputy Speaker Rashid to make a Police Report and let the Commercial Criminal Investigation Department to work on sorting out the mess if not mockery deliverance of statement.

Media exchanges would just confuse the public even more.

After all, Deputy Speaker is a post in the esteem office of the legislative branch of His Majesty’s Federal Government. Even is it is filled by an elected representative through political democracy process, the Deputy Speaker should not be behaving and/or acting like other politicians.

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Published in: on January 22, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment  

Addressing the deliverables

Good of the Prime Minister addressing global forums and is heightening the pace and spread of universally correct issues, which was of grave interests to his.

However, the people voted for ‘change’ is not interested in the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad’s trips abroad ever so often. Japan. China. Indonesia. Singapore. Thailand. United States. United Nations. United Kingdom. Papua New Guinea. And others.

Austria next.

They voted for his Leadership to address all the deliverables, promised and yet to be seen. Not even ten percent, as it is coming to a year soon since he and his cohorts seized power, through democracy.

Many believe the Prime Minister should be babysitting most of his Cabinet, for not addressing all the deliverables they promised the rakyat.

It is not like the rakyat demanded these deliverables and promises. It’s the Prime Minister and his ruling party leaders, who are now enjoying their position in the Cabinet and GLCs, who created the ‘Amalgamated Hopes’ (Pakatan Harapan) and listed now a series of promises and deliverables documented as ‘Manifesto’.

Please, put everything the right side up. The interest of the nation is paramount to Dr. Mahathir’s. Not his speeches. Not his messages, snubs, banters, insults. Not his awards bestowed.

They want more trade. They want bigger economy and more trickle down effect. They want to see more jobs and opportunities created in shorter time.

All and in sundry.

Otherwise, he did very well in his global role as the Dear Leader of the Perdana Leadership Foundation. He is very respected Statesman.

Now, the rakyat want a Chief Executive for the nation and nationhood sake.

It is not too much ask, is it? Ekk?

Published in: on January 20, 2019 at 16:28  Leave a Comment  

Rabidus Rottweileri

Corporate player Ancom Bhd Executive Chairman and former Chairman of Tourism Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei is the latest target of former MP and lawyer Wee Choo Keong’s rabid blog attack.

The Star story:

Former tourism board chairman remanded by MACC over alleged power abuse


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  • Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019

PETALING JAYA: Ancom Berhad has confirmed that its executive chairman Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei (pic) has been remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over allegations of power abuse during his tenure as Tourism Board chairman. 

The Board of Directors said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 9) that MACC has been granted a four-day remand order to assist in investigations involving a RM100mil tourism contract that was awarded before GE14. 

“The Board has convened an emergency board meeting this afternoon to assess the implications of the above on the Group’s operations, its shareholders and other stakeholders who may be affected directly and indirectly, and to determine the possible course of action to be taken,” it said. 

It added that the Group’s operations remain unaffected by the incident. 


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/01/09/former-tourism-board-chairman-remanded-by-macc-over-alleged-power-abuse/#DFud1OyDL7svbvm8.99

And The Edge story:

Ancom chairman Siew Ka Wei remanded over RM100m tourism contract

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 9): Ancom Bhd executive chairman and former Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei was remanded for four days over a RM100 million tourism contract awarded before Malaysia’s 14th general election, The Malaysian Insight reported today.

The Malaysian Insight reported that Siew was remanded with the chief of a private firm Elizabeth Ken Tze Ying.

“Magistrate Irza Zulaika Rohanuddin ordered their remand until Jan 12,” The Malaysian Insightreported.

Siew is also Ancom Logistics Bhd executive vice chairman and Nylex (M) Bhd group managing director, according to Ancom Bhd’s website. Ancom Logistics and Nylex are subsidiaries of Ancom Bhd.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported, without revealing names, that a former chairman of a government agency with the title “Datuk” is in remand for four days beginning today for alleged power abuse involving a government contract worth more than RM99 million.

It was reported that a woman, who is a chief executive officer of a private company, is also in remand for the same case.

“The remand order against the two individuals was issued by Magistrate Irza Zulaika Rohanuddin.

“According to an MACC source, the former chairman was believed to have abused his position by recommending a company through direct appointment to carry out a digital promotion campaign project totalling more than RM99 million using the agency’s fund,” said Bernama.

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Previously, this politician-turned-blogger incessantly went after TM Group CEO Dato’ Sri Shazali Ramli and MCMC Chairman Dato’ Shahril Tarmizi.

There was an unnecessary blog posting on the personal life of the ex-Celcom and TM Boss.
The politician who had ‘jumped’ around at least three different corners, MCA, DAP and eventually PKR, also went after Malaysia Airlines over six years ago.

We would like to reiterate what we thought of Wee’s incessant blog postings on specific targets were.

It illustrates the indescriminate bashing attitude instead of using the bloggosphere as a communication tool to reach out to more people“.

Wee is a very learned solicitor who has a wealth of experience in mainstream politics, before taking up on active social media as his medium.

For the record, chemical-engineer-turned-corporate-man Siew took over from Wee as the Chairman Tourism Malaysia, was appointed when Dato’ Seri Nazri Tan Sri Aziz was the Minister in-charge of Tourism.

It is interesting to see what social media’s differing take on him.

Let is hope MACC do a ‘Speedy Gonzales’ investigation on Siew’s case. Otherwise, it is probably a drama we would like watch on what is the truth of the case, which originated from a series of blog story.

Perhaps Wee would also like to elaborate in sparkling detail on other graft cases which MACC investigated linked to former Chief Minister of Penang and Minister of Rural Development, for the sportsmanship of it.

How about the case about the Cabinet Minister son’s arrest recently and investigated on the alleged use of drugs?

Published in: on January 9, 2019 at 21:00  Comments (1)  

Kuasa-usaha

Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengaku bahawa parti Chauvinis Cina DAP dan pemimpin yang satu masa lama menjadi seteru beliau sebagai pemimpin utama orang Melayu, merupakan tinggal kuasa-usaha dibelakang kejayaan mengagalkan Kerajaan yang diterajui oleh orang Melayu

Utusan Malaysia

DAP Yang Tentukan Kedudukan Saya Sebagai Perdana Menteri – Dr Mahathir

January 7, 2019

Abdul Mursyid

KUALA TERENGGANU – Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad hari ini mengakui DAP memainkan peranan penting dalam menentukan segala perkara dalam pentadbiran kerajaan Pakatan Harapan (PH) termasuk berkaitan kedudukannya sebagai Perdana Menteri.

Dr. Mahathir berkata, memang pada awalnya dalam politik, DAP adalah sebuah parti seteru namun keadaan telah berubah menjadikan parti tersebut sebagai rakan sekutu kepada Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) di bawah satu pakatan, PH.

“Saya tahu ada pendapat mengatakan DAP parti musuh, tapi saya nak bagi tahu bahawa yang tentukan saya akan jadi pengerusi PH dan bakal PM (Perdana Menteri) jikalau menang dalam PRU lalu adalah DAP.

“Mereka (DAP) tentukan siapa pemimpin dan siapa akan pegang jawatan selepas berjaya ambil alih kerajaan, semuanya ini datang dari DAP. Jadi, kalau orang kata (DAP) musuh, kenapa pilih saya.

“Mereka juga sedar, kerosakan yang dilakukan pemimpin kerajaan terdahulu perlu disingkirkan dan sebab itulah kita menang dalam PRU-14,” katanya.

Dr. Mahathir yang juga Pengerusi PH merangkap Pengerusi Bersatu menyatakan perkara itu ketika berucap merasmikan Pejabat Bersatu Negeri Terengganu di Ladang Tok Pelam di sini hari ini. – UTUSAN

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Hakikatnya, Dr Mahathir tergamak menjadikan diri sendiri sebagai alat politik mereka yang menentang kuasa orang Melayu sebagai tunggak Kerajaan dan dasar-dasar pro-Melayu dan Islam.

DAP ujud atas sentimen menentang kuasa orang Melayu dan hampir kesemua kerusi yang dimenangi parti itu ialah kawasan dimana orang Melayu bukan majoriti.

Published in: on January 7, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment