Friday, January 31, 2014

WHY Khalid Must Make way For Annuar

Many arm chair critics and so called political analyst have lambasted Pakatan for orchestrating a bye -election for Kajang. One political novice, Dr. kua even offered the suggestion that PKR supporters should boycott the election. This ridiculous suggestion would mean that the kajang seat would be given to B.N on a platter.And what would such a move accomplish? To allow B.N to continue plundering of the nation's coffers and to continue their racial policy of divide and rule? Dr. Kua offered his opinion that it would be costly to hold a bye election and therefore should not be held . I fail to agree on this for the simple reason that bye election cost would normally be only incurred by the Election comission. Its only when the parties choose to splurge on their election campaign that it become a costly affair. This is especially true with the B.N parties who have the financial clout to splash on their election campaigns. So it can be accepted that bye

election and even general election need not be a costly affair if all parties choose to be moderate in their election spending.Unlike their B.N counterparts, Pakatan dont have deep pockets . So they are not in a position to spend lavishly on their campaign.



In order to appreciate and understand the necessity for a bye election and the urgent need for Annuar to contest the Kajang seat, one should just study the way Selangor had been governed since 2008.. No one can dispute that the present govt under Khalid practice prudent financial management and till now have not being accused of any corruption or misdemeanor.To their credit the state coffers have now bulged to the tune of $3 billion. But prudent financial management alone does not qualifies it as a state that is well managed. This reminds me of the story of a rich wise man who wanted to find out which of his three sons was a good businessman. The father gave each son a sum of money and wanted to see how each son managed their money.The first son decided to bury the money in the garden to keep it safe. The second son hide the money under his bed so that he could count and make sure its all still there.The third son venture into business by buying goods

and selling it for a profit. After one year the father summoned all his children and each reported what they had done with the money.Needless to say, the third son who multiplied his capital won the most praise from his father and subsequently inherited his business.



The moral of the story is simple. Selangor is a rich state and it has no problem accumulating wealth from its tax collection. What Khalid is doing is exactly what the proverbial first and second son was doing.i.e keeping the money idle and not doing anything about it. What Khalid could have done was to allocate money to each of the Pakatan constituencies for infrastructure and other amenities so that the rakyat can benefit from it. Why was this not done by Khalid? No one can guarantee who will win the next state election and what if Pakatan loses and cede power to B.N? B.N would have the luxury of spending the money and wining the hearts and minds of the selangor people for their generous gesture.



However the nail that hammered into Khalid's coffin was his failure to tackle the Bible seizure by JAIS. How could JAIS by passed the exco member in charge of Islamic affairs and carry out the bible seizure?This episode clearly showed Khalid as a weak and compliant leader.For him to conclude that JAIS was acting under SOP in carrying out the raid was not only silly and contradictory. It showed he did not had the courage to discipline the JAIS members for acting beyond their powers. Putrajaya washed their hands of the matter by passing the hot potatoe to Khalid and he failed miserably by saying he will leave it to JAIS to investigate and settle the matter.Since religion comes under state jurisdiction, Khalid should have the courage to tackle the issue headon rather than allow it to fester and create disharmony among the races.



The strategy adopted by Rafizi is correct and appropriate. Selangor needs a strong able leader that will not succumb to dirty politics planned and executed by the federal Govt. It has become obvious that Khalid is incapable of countering the religious and racial discord deliberately cast into the Selangor political landscape. Pakatan needs a strong leader to counter this dirty strategy and that simply explains why Khalid has to make way for Annuar. UMNO leaders and B.N supporters wants to see Khalid continue as M.B because a weak Pakatan M.B will ensure that this Pakatan jewel crown eventually reverts back to B.N. control.



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Illegal Money outflow the cause of the weak Ringgit

What is Bank Negara doing while the Malaysian currency is sliding further down the slippery slope ?Last december 2012,, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) reported in its Washinton DC based study that from 2001 to 2010, a massive outflow of U.S $285.24 Billion (rm$860 billion) was channelled illegally out of the country.When this was widely reported and circulated by the local media, Bank Negara Governor, Zeti made a public declaration that this disclosure of massive illegal outflows would be investigated and a statement would be made in three months time. This was one year ago and Zeti has still maintained her elegant silence .




You dont have to be a rocket scientist or an expert economist to fathom that massive outflows of funds both legal and illegal source is the single contributing factor causing the decline in the country's valuation of its currency.In a reverse situation where massive injection of foreign funds for investment in industries and the investment in public listed equities,takes place, we see a noticeable appreciation of the country's currency.Conversely when there is an exit of foreign funds we see a weakeing of the local currency.If the country's financial system is not strong such imminent exit could cause havoc to the country's financial system as experienced in the 1998 financial meltdown .



In our present situation, if Global Financial Integrity's report of a massive outflow of rm$860 billion is true and accurate then this alone should suffice to cause a gradual decline in the value of the country's currency.This year alone we see a 10% decline of our currency against the us dollars from rm$3.00 to $3.30 and a 9.3% decline in our currency against the U.K pounds.



When massive amount of money is transferred out of the country to be converted to either U.S dollars or U.k pounds, the end result is that Malaysian dollars will end up in the holdings of foreign banks or if it is exchanged locally then it will caused a depletion of our foreign currency holdings..Either way it is a scenario that will cause a decline in the value of our currency..The Law of supply and demand will simply dictate the value of the currency.. When more currency exit the value will decline and vice versa..



Unless and until Bank Negara exert more stringent measure to curtail both legal and illegal outflow of funds from the financial system, the decline of our currency will continue unabated.For the time being, Bank negara should even discourage statutory bodies and private companies from investing overseas. Only when the decline is arrested can they consider allowing funds to be invested overseas.







Bleak Future For Medical Graduates

New medical graduates as from next year face a bleak future if the statement by the President of Malaysian Medical Association , Datuk Dr. N.K.S Tharmaseelan becomes a reality.According to him, 'there were too many graduates and too many private medical colleges: almost 40 now for a population of 28 million.'




Once upon a time there was such a severe shortage of medical doctors that the govt had to introduce mandatory two years of Housemanship and three years of compulsory service. However the compulsory service has now been reduced to two years.



With 40 medical colleges now producing over 5000 medical graduates yearly, it is most likely that most of the doctors would not be able to be absorbed by govt hospitals to serve their mandatory Housemanship and compulsory two years service.



In view of the bleak prospect of medical graduates finding employment next year, it is imperative that the Health Ministry should immediately review the mandatory Housemanship and two years compulsory service for newly medical graduates..If the Health Ministry refuse to review this policy then its their duty and obligation to ensure that all medical graduates are given a place to serve their mandatory term of service..The Health Ministry cannot remain oblivious to the plight of medical graduates by enforcing a policy that is beyond their ability to fulfil.



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mahathir: $20 Million consultancy Job. I can do it.

Mahathir, in his twilight years seem to have lost memory of his tenure as the P.M for 22 years.In those 22 years he was in power he had the authoritative power to do almost anything. He even had the courage to face off the rulers and in one uncompromising stance made changes to the Federal constituition to curtail the powers of the rulers.No leader in the past or even the present would have the intestinal fortitude to challenge the authority of the rulers but credit should be given to him for having that bravado.




Before serving his 22 years as P.M , Mahathir also served a stint as the Education Minister. If he had the vision then he could have transformed our nation into one that is competitive and excelling in the mastery of the English language of commerce. and technology. But instead he chosed the path for the nation to degenerate to that of a third world country with the mastery of the Bahasa Malaysia language.



What is the point of choosing a language that is not globally recognised and which cannot provide employment to those who have mastered it.? But Mahathir changed the whole structure of our education system by placing emphasis on Bahasa Malaysia and downgrading the emphasis of the english language.In one stroke of his foolish wisdom he cast aside a generation of english speaking Malaysians to one babaling in a tongue that no foreigners understood.



Today, there is no demand for our young talent overseas. We have lost the cutting edge advantage that Tuanku Abdul Rahman gave us when English was the medium of instruction. In the Silicon Valley in the States, we see thousands of asians from India, Phillipines and Singapore occupying positions in multi-national companies but none from Malaysia. Our graduates proficient in the Bahasa Malaysia can only survive in the Malaysian landscape and even that seems to have lost its ardour because even local multi national would prefer to employ those who can master the english language.



Mahathir should reflect on what he has done to put our education system to such a state of despair. The foot prints of his structural change still remain deeply embedded in our education system . So how could he now claimed that he can do a proper job of recommending a blue print for our education system when he failed to do it during his tenure first as the Education minister and later as the P.M for 22 years.?







Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Exodus Has Begun

Those who can have left. In fact statistic has shown that since 2007, 300,000 Malaysians mostly of chinese origin have left for foreign shores.. Surprisingly, 5000 Malays have also left Malaysia and mostly settled in Australia and new Zealand. Needless to say, most if not all who left are the cream of the Malaysian intelligensia.Most began their oversea stint as students or undergraduates in foreign Universities and subsequently apply for P.R status or citizenship.Many in this category would have opted to settle in their new country and have surrendered their Malaysian citizenship.



In view of recent political developments prior to and after the 13th General Elections, the impetus for migration has become more deliberate and urgent. Those with the financial means have already planned for their exit. Money outflows both legal and illegal have already seeped out of our financial system.Understandably , these money parked in foreign banks would provide a safe haven in the event of any catastrophic events occurring in Malaysia.



You dont need to be an expert politcal analyst to realise that our country , Malaysia has degenerated to be a country mired in muslim fanaticsm. Quite correctly stated by the elderly stateman Lee Kuan Yew that Malaysia has now embraced the more orthodox form of Islam.To prove this simple truth, one just have to view films of P.Ramlee produced during the early 60s during our most illustrous Prime Minister, Tuanku Abdul Rahman and the present era.In the film of that era you will find that malay girls wear skirt and do not wear any head scarves. But now, malay woman who do not wear headscarves are condemned and ostracised.Is that not a significant change to be more orthodox?



The current political scenario is very bleaked for non muslims.Religious fanaticsm is already now rearing its ulgly head.Racial discrimination in all spheres of the govt administration including education is becoming more apparent. There will come a time when the failure of the govt to manage the economy properly will be blamed on the chinese.This deja vu situation happening here will be akin to the situation in Nazi germany in the 1930s where the Jews were blamed for everything that happened in pre war Germany.And we know what happened to the fate of millions of Jews in Nazi Germany.



Our economy is currently on a downward spiral and in due course it will collapse caused by poor management of the country's financial system. Fitch's negative outlook of Malaysia's economy is only the begining. Soon outflow of foreign investment and capital will have dire consequences on our country's financial system.The immediate consequence of this will be the immediate devaluation of our currency.The loss of foreign investment and capital will caused massive unemployment and the main victims will be majority malay populace.



In such a worst case scenario, the stage is set for another may 13th where racial conflict will certainly flare.The chinese with their hard earned luxury and comfortable resdents will be the victims.The British and the Germans have planned their exodus by selling their valuable embassies where their land stood and instead rent temporary premises.



For those chinese who can afford to leave should leave now before its too late.Thousands of jews left for foreign shores during the Nazi regime. Many were forced to leave with only the clothes on their back but they survived. Those who remained and they formed the majority were gassed to death in the Holocast.There is a lesson to be learnt from this and it would do well for the chinese to learn from it

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

A Kung Fu Actress got a Tan Sri


                

This year's Agong Honour's list caught alot of people by surprise. Unlike previous investiture, the customary Ministers and civil servants would fill the honours list. Many of them seem to have a penchant for repeat performances practically every year. One would think the recipient had done an extraordinary job in the execution of their duties. But some have been even lucky to receive the hinorary title even before embarking on any distingusih career.


One recent surprise recipient was the young son of MCA President Chua Tee Yong.. Hardly knocking thirty he was catapulted to contest his father's seat of Labis when the latter resigned his Minister and Parliament post over his sordid porno episode.In quick time, his father struck a bargain with Najib and the young protege was duly appointed a Deputy Minister.And in double quick time the young upstart was given a Datukship from malacca maybe perhaps for his boyish smile.

But the last week was really a surprise for the newly minted second time round Agong.In one stroke of his pen or was he adviced by Putrajaya, two distinguish gentlemen and a fame kung Fu exponent actress was awarded a distinguish Tan Sri and Datukship tittle. But what took many by surprise was the rain of villification accorded to the chinese Kung Fu exponent, Michelle Yeoh for her Tan Sri award. The remarks directed at her was pure vitrolic and full of hatred. Some calling her a bitch and a prostitute.The other two, Zang Toi and Jimmy Choo was unscathed by any disparage comments and was well received.

Many people attributed the adverse response to her fervent support for Najib and B.N. But then , this should not be the primary reason because supporting a party of your choice is an inherent right of a budding democracy.

My two cents worth is that Michelle Yeoh's profession in chinese culture and tradition are not worthy of any acclaim. Singers and actresses in chinese scale of respect is a lowly one. In fact it is an established fact of a singers and actress life to sleep their way on a director's couch in order to advance their career.That explains the low respect accorded to singers and actresses.. A famous tale often told was the story of the love life of the fame singer Theresa Teng. At the height of her singing fame she felt in love and was imminently poised to wed the son of a Hong Kong billionaire.. The matriach 's family made one conditon for Theresa Teng to abandon her flourishing fame career before she could marry her son.She opted not to comply with the condition and the rest was history. She continued her singing career with an aging caucasian lover and died under circumstances that could have been avoided had she lived and married the billionaire son.

Michelle Yeoh's current love life have not endeared herself to her many cinema goers fans. Her present and continuing romp with an aging podgy caucasian more fame for his wealth than anything else does not help to elevate Michelle's reputaion.And her continuing illicit fling with the caucasian Jean Todt has perhaps caused an explosion of disparaging remarks that is now flooding the social media.



Nurul's ban entry to Sabah- a shameful act


The recent ban by Sabah's immigration authorities of Nurul Izzah's entry into Sabah not only drew bipartisan criticisms but propelled our country to some degree of notoriety. No country which professed democracy has ever had the cause to ban its citizen from entering into another state which is part of the country's autonomy. But what makes the whole episode a mockery is that Nurul was not a normal persona non grata felon but an elected member of Parliament in the Federal Territory.


What makes it even more interesting was the statement by the newly minted Tourism Minister, Nazri who went on to justfy the ban as something 'based on the provisions of the Law for the safety of Sabahans'. Safety of Sabahans? Safety from whom? Did Nurul's visit posed a threat to the security and safety of Sabahans? What kind of rubbish is this idiotic Minister trying to say? If indeed Nurul was a security threat then it was incumbent of the Home Minister to arrest Nurul and charge her for any impending threats that she may posed. This kind of foolish reason offered by a member of the cabinet is pure fabrication and fiction done with the intention of blemishing the opposition's reputation. Even maverick B.N's politician from Kinabatangan Bung Mokhtar tweeted that the move was a 'mistake and a 'disaster'

According to the Sabah Immigration authorities , the ban was under the order of the Chief Minister Musa Aman who denied that the ban was politically motivated. If it was not politically motivated then what was it that had led to Nurul's ban? Further, the Immigration authorities comes under the Home Ministry which is a Federal authority. So how could Aman intervene to order the Immigration authority to ban Nurul? Unless of course this was done with the tacit approval of the Home Ministry which gave its official the green light to effect Aman's order for the ban. The ban has raised many questions as to the legitimacy of such a ban on its citizens in the absence of any valid reason. Further, does the chief Minister has authority to order a Federal agency to carry out an order which does not come under its jurisdiction. The fact that the Home Minister has chosen to remain silent when its authority and jusrisdiction have been encroached by the state govt only raised further suspicions that there was a covert conspiracy to ban Nurul from the begining.

Opposition member of Parliament must debate this issue with the govt and once and for all correct this anomaly. Such ridiculous situation has been allowed to fester for so long and Sarawak has also been one of the culprit exercising such unreasonable ban on Malaysian citizens. Malaysians deserve the right to know the legality of such frivolous actions by the whims and fancy of Chief Ministers who view their state as if it is their own private domain.



Pakatan should demand scrutiny of all spoilt votes in marginal seats.

One intersting fact emerged during the last 13 General Election which seemed to escape the attention of Pakatan strategists. Five typical cases which should require further attention and scrutiny applies to 1). Labis 2) Bentong 3) Cameron Highlands 4). Kuala Selangor 5) Sungai Besar.The results of all the five constituencies should provoke some degree of suspicions.


In Labis,Chua Soi Lek's young progeny , Chua Tee Yong won with a slender majority of 353 votes. And that after considerable allegations of money being paid for votes by young Chua's campaigners.The wining majority of 353 was overshadowed by a nearly two fold fold increase of 689 spoil votes.

In Bentong,, former MCA Health Minister, Liow Tiong Lai won with a majority of 379 votes but this slender wining margin was overshadowed by the almost triple amount of 988 spoil votes.

In the Cameron Highlands result, MIC President, G.Palinivel garnered a small majority of
462 votes and this again was overshadowed with a two fold increase of 877 spoil votes..
In Sungai Besar, B.N won with a majority of 399 votes and this was out numbered by 699 spoilt votes.
Lastly, Kuala Selangor was won by B.N with a majority of 460 votes and this was conspicuosly outnumbered by a two fold increase of 934 spoilt votes..

Since E.C had mentioned that it will not only accept votes marked with an 'X' but also will accept those marked with checks and dots too, it will be interesting to find out what reason was given for those huge numbers of spoilt votes. A proper scrutiny of all the spoil votes can only lead to a determination whether all those rejected votes were legitimately construed as spoilt.

In the light of the revelation that there was a huge increase of spoilt votes of 332,297, up from 2008's 324,120 ballot papers, it is important that the E.C act transparently by revealing all the spoilt votes for a proper scrutiny by an independent party. This is to allay fears that the spoilt votes were deliberately cast aside as spoilt without proper justification.This is neccessary because spoil votes rejected by the E.C are not included in the final count.



Thursday, May 02, 2013

Vote Pakatan for more B,N Goodies

Before voting on the 5th of May , voters should just ponder for a moment. For the last 50 years and the last 12 General Elections never was there so many goodies being given to the rakyat. The goodies mainly in financial terms were so comprehensive that no one was ignored. For the first time in our electoral history, the art of bribery for the buying of votes was so blatant and apparent that had it happened in other democracy the perpetuators would have been disqualified and perhaps charged with attempts to bribe the electorate. However with the common connivance of the ROS, the EC and the MACC  none of the perpetuators were brought to book.

Ask yourself why this election is so exceptional and why you are suddenly bestowed with so many goodies by the incumbent govt? The answer is simple. For the first time in the incumbent govt's history there is a distinct possibility that power may slip from their grasp.And for that reason alone they are pulling all stops to ensure that every effort is made to buy over the people's votes so that their 55 years of reign could be further extended for another five year term.

Ordinary citizens who yearn to have more of such goodies in the ensuing years after the General election should just vote the opposition.  Should B.N win with a strong majority and result in the demise of the opposition then it is unlikely any of the generous goodies would be continued. In the event that the opposition should win, voters can similarly expect the windfall to continue. With good governance and less corruption, the pakatan's coffers could be bolstered with good revenue collection and this may result in better subsidy policies been implemented.

Either way ,its a win win situation for voters if they vote for opposition . But the crucial thing for voters to remember is that if B.N wins with a strong majority , all the current goodies enjoyed will suddenly vanish as fast as it had appeared after the tsunami election of 2008.

 

Thursday, April 04, 2013

What Pakatan Must Do After Taking over Putrajaya







After the 2008 general election, Pakatan could not fulfill a lot of the promises in their election manifesto for the very simple reason that their implementation required the cooperation of the federal government.

One good example was the promise to hold local council elections.
Pakatan states were willing and able to hold local council elections and this was shown by the Penang government's resolve when they passed a state assembly legislative law empowering them to hold them.

This however was thwarted by the federal government and the Election Commission which refused to cooperate to allow the Penang government to hold the elections.

The crux of the problem facing Pakatan was that as long as the federal government remains with the BN government, it will continue to face problems implementing the promises made in their manifestos.

This scenario should change immediately if federal power were to go to Pakatan. In the most optimistic scenario where the Pakatan government takes control of Putrajaya, the following policy implementation should be effected without undue delay.

1. The Publications and Printing Presses Act should be changed and amended to allow the independence and free flow of information without unnecessary control and government influence.

2. Political parties should not own any newspapers or television media. All political parties who are stakeholders in the media should dispose its shares.
3. The prime minister's term of office should only be restricted to two. Former premier Mahathir Mohamad's 22-year term of office has shown that its long term tenure can only lead to abuse and corruption of its position. The lessons learnt here must be taken to heart.

4. The NEP with all its good intentions was thwarted from the beginning. It was never the intention of its original aims to be based on race. From the onset it should be based on needs.
Nothing is more revolting and disgusting to see a millionaire bumiputera Malay marching into a developer's office to buy a million dollar property demanding a 10 percent discount based on race.
By the same token a struggling non-bumiputera cannot even get a discount to buy a low-cost house costing a mere RM60,000.

5. Mahathir's tenure's saw the corruption of most public institutions. The three most important institutions of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the Attorney-General's Chambers and the judiciary have to be totally reformed in order to regain public confidence.
At the moment, public confidence in the three institutions is at an all-time low. MACC should be responsible to Parliament and not to the PM.

6. The education system needs a total revamp. So far none of the education ministers have been able to grasp the problems facing our education system.
National and patriotic considerations should not take precedence over realistic propositions such as English being introduced as the medium of instruction.
Since English is the language of commerce and science, mastery of this should be the top priority of our education system.

7. Anti-hopping laws should be introduced in Parliament. Candidates who wish to change parties or affiliation after being elected should resign but should be able to contest again without any restrictions.
8. Political parties should not be involved in business. Such a practice only creates avenues for corruption. All political parties with business interests should divest their shareholdings to private ownership.

9. Laws against race discrimination similar to the ones in the US should be introduced. This is to ensure that racist policies and statements will be subjected to criminal prosecution.

10. The PM should only hold one portfolio. He should divest his finance portfolio to another minister. Finance is an important portfolio and he should not be tasked to wear two hats.

The above are 10 of the most important policy changes that Pakatan has to introduce on taking over Putrajaya

Friday, March 29, 2013

Demise of MCA and MIC for B.N to Lose

The unkindest cut that Chua soi Lek experienced beside the porno video revelation is to find that former MCA President Ong Tee kiat will be once again fielded for the Pandan Parliamentary constituency which he won in the 2008 election. It would not have been embarrassing for him had he not on his own accord earlier announced that Ong would not be fielded in the coming election. To publicly announced that Ong would not be fielded and then later found to be over ruled by the P.M was tantamount to a big slap in the face of the MCA President.


His dignity at least would have remained intact if he had the hindside to know of his limited powers in the B,N hierachy. Najib had already made it clear from the onset that his strategy was to field winnable candidate and for Ong to survive the tsunami of 2008 , that was a clear indication that he would be fielded. Despite this obvious decision by the P.M , Chua foolishly wanted to preempt the decision by announcing unilaterally and obviously without consultation with the P.M that Ong would not be fielded. The obvious fear of Chua is that if Ong was fielded and he had won while Chua himself had lost then that would paved the way for Ong's return to the MCA mantle. Hence it would not be too far fetch to assume that Chua's intent was to kill off Ong's comeback by not making him a candidate



This unsavoury episode for Chua clearly is writing on the wall that Chua and his band of MCA adherents are on their last leg of MCA survival. After 50 years of MCA and UMNO's cooperation, one thing remains evident. It has always being an unequal partnership where UMNO virtually call all the shots while MCA and MIC are obedient servants that are at UMNO's beck and call.

The polical tsunami of 2008 should have been a wake up call for MCA and a more intelligent leader would have seek reforms to transform the old party concepts and strategy. But like the old saying a leopard cannot change its spot. Instead of flowing with the tide against corruption ,racism and religious fanaticsm, Chua and his band of MCA men continued to harp on PAS islamic agenda. At the same time they were totally blind to the corrupt and wanton waste of public funds by the govt dishing inflated contracts to their merry band of cronies and families.

The chinese have by now come to the realization that this nation cannot continue on this path of governance . For this nation to survive and prosper there must be a change of govt and leadership. The old govt cannot reform neither can it transform. It has been too familiar and comfortable with their old ways of doing things that it is unlikely they will change All chinese and hopefully the indians will follow suit to effect this change. The first step towards this change is to ensure the demise of MCA and MIC and all its component parties. For every vote that is cast for MCA and MIC candidates is a vote cast for UMNO. And for UMNO to lose MCA and MIC candidates must failed.

The people of this beloved country is at the crossroad where a right or wrong decision will determine a bright or bleak future.The power is in our hands to make that change. If you love this country, if you value your children's future I urge you as a patriotic Malaysian to vote for a change. Vote for Pakatan or this country is doomed.



Thursday, February 28, 2013

Najib's last Hurrah

The old saying 'beware of Greeks bearing gifts ' is so true now even though it was common knowledge during ancient greek mythology..During the past year the frequency of Najib bearing gifts to every one and sundry has never been more obvious .Every spectrum of the society seems to be covered in his never ending craze to bear gifts to all and sundry.




But that is not the end. Najib the P.M then becomes the chinese drummer , the indian guru at Thaipusam,then the surprise of it all was his attendance of the Dong Zong chinese New year function. Of course all these generous contribution of his P.M's time was not for nothing. His main purpose for all his appearances were to garner support in the forthcoming general election.

But all these various antics by the P.M only display the uncertainty of his office after the next election.. Never in the history of Malaysian politics have an incumbent P.M being so compliant and accomodative.to his electorate especially the non malays who have bored the brunt of the govt's NEP policies. However , if the recent Gangnum star perfomance at the Penang concert is any indication, Najib's participation in the next election would be his last hurrah.

And the best indication would be the deportation of the Australian senator, Nick Xenophon. People say, desperate man always resort to desperate measures. Najib must have lost total confidence of wining the election if the presence of a foreign senator can appear to threaten his position albeit the senator may only just. be critical of his administration.



The straw that perhaps broke the camel's back was his purported instruction to his Deputy Minister, Ahmad Maslan to show the may 13th movie ' Tanda Putera ' to 3000 Felda settlers.If it was any other movie there would not have been any public outrage but this may 13 movie was about putting the blame on the chinese bent on instigating the malays and thus resulting in the may 13 debacle. Now what was Najib's strategy if it ever there was one? To incite the rural Felda malays to create another may 13th so that going into the election, the malays would give undivided support to UMNO.?. That perhaps was his intention but like all his bad strategy this would not likely work .Thanks to alternative media. The people have now reallised that Najib is playing a double game. ,espousing One Malaysia in front of a chinese audience and inciting the rural malays to unite in order for UMNO to remain in power.





Sunday, February 10, 2013

RPK Spin Against Chinese Support For Pakatan

Discerning readers of RPK's ( Raja Petra Kamaruddin) blog will observe lately in many of his articles he has criticised and castigated the chinese. For some inexplicable reason his has shown his ire against the chinese for many of the things that has lately happened in the current political landscape in Malaysia.. Ever since his appearance in a mainstream television media where he recanted his earlier Statutory Declaration regarding Rosmah's presence at the scene of Altantuya's murder,, RPK since have moved away from his pro opposition stance towards favouring the B.N.


His latest article in his blog, ' Feel like kicking yourself ' perhaps deserves some mention.First he criticise the non malays for incessantly criticisng Maharthir's indian heritage.. Because of this criticism of Maharthir's indian heritage he concludes the chinese and indians to be racist and more concern with Mahathir's indian blood. But why does RPK not direct his anger at Mahathir for always raising the spectre of his own race ? He seems to always project himself as a full blooded malay forgetting his own indian heritage.Is it not a fact that his father is of part indian blood and that his grandfather was an indian from Kerala?In 22 years of his tenure as Prime Minister of Malaysia had he admitted in public or in private his indian heritage?. His morbid secrecy of his own heritage reminds me of Adolf Hitler who was of Austrian heritage but in public always trying to act his part as a full blooded German. Closer to home we have another classic example of another personage by the name of Reduan Tee... Like Mahathir, he seems to confuse with the difference between race and religion .You can change your religion but you cannot change your race. Your genes dictate what race you are and your beliefs merely dictates what religion you follow. Therefore even though you profess to be a devout muslim that doesnt change the fact that Reduan genes is chinese and for him to say that the chinese should go back to china is like cutting his own nose to spite his face.Mahathir and Reduan Tee should accept the fact that they are constitutional malays as provided in the constituition because they speak and follow malay customs but genetically both are indians and chinese respectively.Mahathir being indian because his father is an indian muslim and genetically the father's genes supercede his malay mother's genes.As for Reduan Tee he is 100% chinese as both his parents are of chinese heritage.



Next, RPK virtually laid the blame on the chinese for B.N's victory in the 1999, 2004 election. To lay the blame on the chinese support for B.N's victory in both the elections is a blatant lie.. As someone who have lived through six Prime Minister the simple and ulgly truth is that the chinese have never supported the B.N govt after May13 1969.. For those who still supported B.N after that date it was because they had vested interested and not because of their belief in the B.N's policy or their governance.RPK must be living in a different planet to even think that the chinese would support the B.N govt after 1969.Why? Because after 1969, the NEP policies virtually locked out the chinese from every sphere of govt policies.Education opportunities were closed, civil service employment were restricted, Govt contracts were non existence for the chinese and practically all opportunities for advancement in govt GLC were vitually closed to the chinese and indians.



In short they were marginalised under the B.N govt. Those chinese that still supported the UMNO govt was MCA, MIC and Gerakan members who stood to personally benefit from the position of cabinet post offered to them.And to show some semblance of support from the chinese populace these MCA puppets won their seats in mixed constituencies where they derived evergreen support from the malay UMNO supporters.And to prove this point, most if not all chinese majorities constituents were won by the opposition parties principally DAP

Therefore it is really mischievous for RPK to totally blame the chinese for B.N's victory in the 1999 and 2004 General Election.RPK perhaps can be faulted for his failure to be acquainted with the frailities of human nature. He should know that no citizen can ever be supportive of a govt that treat its citizens as second class and after having done so expect support from the same citizen..



GONG XI FATT CHAI TO ALL MY CHINESE READERS

Monday, December 31, 2012

DAP Leaders Could have influenced delegates To Vote Malay Candidates For CEC

Three stalwarts of DAP namely, Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh and Lim Guan Eng could have made a difference in paving the way for malay candidates to be elected to the CEC. But sadly none of them showed any statemanship nor leadership to ensure that at least two malay candidates were elected to the CEC. Instead the two defeated malay candidates , Arifin Omar and zairil Khir Johari were appointed to the CEC.


Karpal spent his speech on glorifying past leaders while LGE spent his time glorifying his achievements in Penang. Both failed miserably to even mentioned that DAP future hinges on the success of projecting a multi- race party rather than one mired in racial chauvinism.

If only the DAP leaders have the acumen to know that a few words of advice to their faithful delegates that it was imperative that the delegates vote in at least a handful of malay candidates , the final outcome would have been vastly different. DAP would have emerged from their electoral two day congress smiling like a rose. It would have shut off all criticsms that it was a chauvinistic chinese party hell bent on pursuing its chinese agenda. But good leaders in the throes of their success sometimes fail to do just the right thing.

DAP leaders should not expect the malay electorate to be appreciative of their gesture in appointing the two malay candidates. Appointment does not bestow the same level of legitmacy as one who is given the mandate by the delegates.

If only leaders like Karpal and LGE had only whispered a few words of advice to the delegates ear, DAP would have scored a convincing victory that B.N would fine it hard to match. But sadly this did not happened and DAP miss a chance of a life time.



HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS

Saturday, November 17, 2012

RPK Stop Peddling Lies.

Off late, RPK (Raja Petra Kamaruddin) seems to be peddling alot of lies with the main purpose of getting the malays to return to B.N's fold. Several articles penned by him lately seemed to indicate that he is blaming  alot of things on the non malays (aka chinese) for putting the B.N govt in power for the most part of 55 years.
In one of his articles he blamed the chinese for kicking the malays out from the Kuala Lumpur real estate and occupying most of the choicest land in the Selangor area.What he seems to forget is that there was no systemmatic  way the land was obtained from the malays. Free enterprise means that there has to be a situation of a willing buyer and willing seller before any transfer or transaction takes place. There was no force or coercion to force the malay owners to part with their land.So if the chinese bought the land and develop the land until how Kuala Lumpur is today can the chinese be blamed for occupying most of the Kuala Lumpur real estate?For RPK to blame the chinese for kicking out the malays from Kuala Lumpur is one big lie which only reflects his devious intention to encourage the malays to pour scorn on the chinese so that they can return to B.N's fold.
In another of his article, ' The Malays must wake up, Konon' he castigated the chinese for ensuring a B.N victory in the 1990 General Election. He heaped the blame on the chinese for ensuring Mahathir's victory in that election. That in itself is a historical lie. Voting pattern in peninsular Malaysia has always indicated a consistent pattern of urban chinese support for the opposition parties. Even till now, none of the majority chinese urban area was ever won by the chinese representive from MCA which forms the coalition of the B.N. So how could RPK peddle this obvious lie which statistic seems to show the chinese majority never supported the B.N coalition..It must be clearly understood that most if not all seats won by MCA was won in mixed seats where the chinese were  a miniority and that they were able to win those seats because of  malay support. So one can  only speculate why RPK has now resorting to telling all these mischevious  lies in order to to influence the malays to hate the chinese for acts of betrayal which never really occurred..One thing however remains certain. RPK has lost his credibilty and I believe the majority of readers now no longer believes totally what he writes. One person who perhaps shares this view is Haris Ibrahim who wrote in his article 'Get Real,RPK'. I strongly advise readers take a peek at what Haris has written in this article.

EPF PONZI SCAM

Recently, Bank Negara raided the office of Gold Trading company Genneva and confiscated their gold and their record books.Initial investigations according to officials from Bank Negara was that Genneva was operating a Ponzi scam. Now what is a Ponzi scam? The Ponzi scam was started by an Italian by the name of Charles Ponzi.. He started his scheme in the early 1920s by promising  50% profit within 45 days or 100% profit within 90 days by buying discounted postal reply  coupons.in other countries and redeeming them at face value in the United States under the guise of arbirtage.However , the truth was Ponzi was paying early investors with money collected from later investors.and when Federal authorities caught up with him 5 banks came crashing down with him.
After almost one century we have on our shore another Ponzi scam similar to that operated by the original Charles Ponzi.. This was the Genneva gold trading scam.But this is not the only Ponzi scam currently floating in our market. The Govt EPF Ponzi scheme is one gigantic Ponzi which at current value approximate $406 billion.
 
The current EPF scheme paid by contributors resembles if not is actually a Ponzi scam which for all intent and purpose follow the exact footprint of Charles Ponzi. The only difference is that it has been bestowed the aura of legality.Like its original Ponzi scam, money from recent contributors are used to pay late contributors whose terms may have reached maturity.Further, money collected were invested in long term investments and some were sequestered in dubious investments which were dubious and risky..In 1990s a woman who headed the EPF invested heavily in MBSB which was in housing loan business. The venture ended with a loss of almost $1 billion..Like the Ponzi scheme, if all contributors were to demand payment now the EPF scheme would also collapse like a house of card.
As more and more of the EPF money is taken by the govt to finance its budget deficit , the fund had to resort to increase the contributions from the contributors..The signs are there. Like all Ponzi scams its a matter of time before the govt sponsored EPF scam will follow the same fate as the  Ponzi scam. Only this time the culprit will be the B.N govt..
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO ALL MY INDIAN READERS WHO ARE CELEBERATING

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dont Be fooled by MCA Free Dinners.

Chinese voters should not be fooled by MCA recent strategy of giving free dinners.Attend those dinners if its free but dont pay for them.Take whatever gifts they give you but dont buy them.There is no such thing as a free lunch. MCA members and leaders think that giving free lunch or dinners will in return get votes for them.

Young voters who recently register to vote should also persuade their parents not to vote for MCA candidates.Remember that every vote for MCA is a vote for UMNO and every chinese worth his salt should know that a vote for UMNO is a vote for corruption and croynism.
Our country is now at a cross road..If we make the wrong decision to vote MCA again we will continue to be governed by the same racist policies that have plagued this country.And MCA being subservient to UMNO will continue to support that policy.

Look at all the past MCA Presidents. Most if not all are embroiled in scandals that have blemished the chinese community and yet despite such frailities MCA members elected a President who was video taped in a porno movie.. What kind of role model is he providing for our young?This only shows that MCA is morally bankrupt. Their own purpose of existence is to continue to cling to the coat tails of UMNO so that those few MCA members could continue to enjoy the cabinet position and some lucrative contracts that UMNO choose to throw to them.If they have vested interest and are so beholden to UMNO how can they look after the interest of the chinese community?

Chinese and other Malaysians must abandon the idea that only a chinese or their own race can look after their welfare and interest.We must support any leader of any race if that person can look after the interest of all Malaysians.For too long we have been programmed by the B.N govt that only MCA can look after chinese welfare, UMNO can only look after malay interest amd MIC can only look after indian interest. That divide and rule concept can no longer be accepted and allowed to continue. Such a concept will only divide our country into racial and religious compartments which in the end will result in a nation fragmented and disunited.

If you love this country, if you love and cherish the future of your children I urge all Malaysians not to cast one single vote for MCA..Let us bury this MCA monster so that it will not continue to fool the chinese people..

Friday, October 26, 2012

MACC, Bank Negara and B.N Govt Must explain $40 Million cash Transit in Hong Kong.

In Malaysia whenever you exit the country you will notice a sign warning travellers that you have to declare to the customs if you carry cash in excess of $10,000. That is also applicable in most countries to restrict travellers from carrying big amounts of  cash out of the country..Perhaps the only difference is the quantum allowed to be taken out.The sign warning travellers of this notice is not an advisory. It is a criminal offence punishable with a fine ,confiscation and in some circumstances even imprisonment.
Under such circumstance, the Hong Kong ICAC should be transparent and inform publicly the manner and nature of the apprehension of the $16 Million (Singapore Dollars) that was discovered by the Hong Kong's ICAC. And more importantly it should revealed its subsequent investigation as to the fate of the $16 million cash that was purportedly to be taken out from Hong Kong.If indeed there was any transgressions of Hong Kong currency laws then why was no action taken to confiscate , fine or even charge Michael Chia who was the bag carrier.The ICAC is doing a great disservice to its own reputaion by remaining silent on such an important transgression of its currency law.It does not augurs well for its integrity if it is seen to be protecting some important political figure by forgoing further investigation of the money exiting illegitimately from Hong Kong.The ICACC should also provide clarificarion whether there are any provisions in its currency law to defer or exempt prosecution of the offence if the money was for political donations as claimed by our Malaysian Govt?In short, Hong Kong's ICAC cannot evade responsibility in this whole sordid episode by merely refusing to comment . This will only serves to confirm the widely held belief that the ICAC was also a party to the concealment and evasion of the transgression which till todate was not satisfactorily explained.

On our local front, it is unfathomable how our de facto Law minister Nazri could proclaimed proudly that the money was a political donation meant for the coffers of Sabah's UMNO. By declaring the status of the $16 million as political donation , Nazri was naive to think that such a flimsy and idiotic excuse could avoid the guilt of receiving such a huge amount..Did Nazri ponder for a moment that in order to receive such a huge donation, the political party UMNO has to perform certain task in order to earn that money.?And its no secret that UMNO is the power behind the govt. That in essence clearly meant that the money received by Musa Aman or Sabah UMNO was money obtained from corruption.
Our Central Bank, should also be castigated for its flagrant neglect of duty. If they can act swiftly on a $10,000 transgression by ordinary mortals exiting the country why is it dragging its feet on an amount of $16 miillion taken into the country?Does Bank Negara has two laws in the country? One for UMNO and one for the  ordinary rakyat?
Lastly, what can you say when our P.M himself can defend the whole sordid episode by  regurgitating what Nazri had trumpeted. It was for a political donation. It was for Sabah UMNO , he said. That sums up what calibre leader we have at the helm of our country..

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

$23,760,000 a day for the Two AES company?






The recent hasty decision to implement the AES system has caused many Malaysians to wonder which side of the political divide is telling the truth. The Road Transport Department (RTD) has denied that the implementation of AES was aimed at enriching political cronies but instead was for the noble aim of reducing road fatalities and accidents.

Before prejudging the issues Malaysians should focus on some of the pertinent issues and demand an explanation from the Minister of Transport regarding the implementation of the AES system.

1. Why was the AES system implemented in such haste?Were stakeholders consulted prior to implementation?

2. Was any due diligence done to determine the cost and profitabilty of the AES system?

3. Was there any open tender conducted to award the AES contract to eleigible companies?

4. How and on what basis was the ratio of profitabilty being shared between the private company and the govt.?

5.Who are the real owners behind the two companies awarded the contract?

6. Which party initiated the AES system? Minister of Transport or the Road Transport Department. There are many instances where political cronies will approach the minister to implement a scheme and certain portion of the profits will accrue to the minister on the success and implementation of the system.

Among the most pertinent issues that we should pursue with regards to the AES system is the cost and profit that will result in the implementaion of the AES system. Since no statistic has been forthcoming from the Road Transport Department as regards its contract with the two companies we should for the sake of simplicity make estimates that at best reflect the true situation.

Taking Penang as a guide where there are 2.2 million registered motor vehicle owners, let us extrapolate this figure and times the 12 states ( including Federal Territory) to determine the number of registered vehicles. We take the average of 2.2 million ( Road Transport Dept figures) as the average representing all states although some may have more and some perhaps less. At best this is a very conservative estimate. Since our estimate is very conservative it follows that our final result will also be conservative. Since there are 12 states and each state has 2.2 registered motor owners , the total registered owners totalled 26.4 million. Let us further assume that at any point of time 50% of the registered vehicles are mobile on the road.That means an average of 13.2 million vehicles will be plying the road at any given time in all the 12 states where the AES system is implemented.From the 13.2 million let us assume that 2% have committed traffic offence under the AES system. That translate into a figure of 264,000 traffic summonses daily. At the non negotiatiable rate of $300 per summon that translate into a daily figure of $79,200,000 of money collected under the AES system. The share of the two private companies on a daily basis will be 30% of $79,200,000 which translate to an income of $23,760,000 per day. On a yearly basis the income accrued would be $ 8,672,400,000 . And for the duration of the contract which is 66 months the total amount earned would be $47,698,200,000 ( i.e $47billion ,six hundred and ninety eight million and two hundred thousand.)



Please remember that the above figure for the traffic offenders taken was a lowly figure of 2%. If the figure had been 5%, the income earned would be astronomical.

Based on the above figure , is the Road Transport Dept telling us the truth when they say that the implementation of the AES system was not to reap exorbitant profit but to reduce road fatalities.? Let Malaysians be the judge.













Sunday, September 30, 2012

Malaysia's Road to Bankruptcy

This govt has lost its plot. Bad fiscal and financial management has led our country down the slippery slope to bankruptcy.And yet despite the warning signs of impending doom to the health of the economy, the govt continues to dish out cash to placate the masses so that it could secure another term of office.

The current National debt of $502.4 billion in 2012 has almost reached its apex legislated debt ceiling of 55% allowed under the constituition. But yet despite the alarming warning bells ringing, the govt continue to disguise their transformation schemes with a plethoria of goodies to its citizens in order to secure another term of office.
The hallmark of its failure to adopt prudent financial management was exerberated by its continuous failure to ensure that govt contracts on procurement of defence equipment and arms are done in a transparent manner. Hence , many of its purchases have been severly inflated at prices that do not seemingly reflect its market value.

This however is not only confined to defence procurement but this prevalent practice is symtomatic in practically all govt departments where all procurement are done in a manner that fails to meet any criteria of transparency.
In addition, govt contracts which are mostly negotiated are more often inflated to cover layers of commission for the persons dispensing the contracts.Hence, the result is poor,shoddy workmanship for completed projects and more often contributed to abandon projects due principally to insufficient funds to cover the project.
Lately, Najib has been pleading for another term so he can introduce many of his Transformation plans. B.N has been governing this country for 55 years. Whatever blueprint they had wanted to introduce would have by now been implemented. So the promise of radical change now is no longer tenable. The proper solution is to allow another new entity to govern for at least a term. From what we have seen in the present states ruled by the opposition, the results have been impressive. So its about time we hand over the reins of Putrajaya to the opposition for at least a term so that we can see if they can implement any change which B.N has so far fail to do.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Najib' and B.N's crumbling Regime.

With each passing day, it becomes more obvious if not evident that B.N's rule is coming to an ignominous end. With the advent of the alternative media, many of B.N's indiscretions have surfaced with such resounding regularity that many of its supporters were left awe strucked by their shennigans. Slowly and daily we hear of previous UMNO stalwarts abandoning their flagship party. It began firstly in peninsular Malaysia and gradually extended to Sabah, B.N's acknowledged fixed deposits. Hardly a day passed without a stalwart UMNO leader expressed their intent to leave the tainted UMNO party.
Yet despite B.N's crumbling stature, Najib has been spouting alot of nonsensical statements. First and foremost was his defiant statement that they would only allow Pakatan to claim Putrajaya over their dead bodies.Would this mean that Najib and  B.N would not relinquish power even if the ballot box had shown they had lost the election?After 54 years on the mantle of power, this only proves the common adage that continous hold of power for any govt could prove fatal to  any democratic government.
After B.N's calamatic failure in the 2008 general Election, one would expect B.N to reform its party and listen to the people's clamour for change, but instead Najib's policy only further alienate the non malays who viewed his often preaching for unity amongst the race as only a hypocritical strategy to garner more votes for the ruling govt. His stance on many controversial issues from Bersih's call for clean election to many expose of the ruling govt's corrupt practice further confirmed the silent majority beliefs that B.N was incapable of any reforms .
Najib's latest comments that only B.N rule was organised, systemmatic and well structured whereas if the opposition was to rule it would be the reversed. This certainly is not true if the opposition states of Kelantan, Penang and Selangor were to be taken as an example.Not only were the opposition in those states doing exceedingly well but their performance surpassed what B.N had been able to do for the last 54 years. And their performance would even had been better if not for the  many obstacles put  by the Federal govt on their paths to obstruct their governance.
Many now view Najib's frequent pleas for unity reforms as empty pledges made only with the view to win votes. It carries very little relevance or impact when most of his rhetorics proved later to be a falsity.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

An Advice To Tunku Aziz

Your recent outbursts against DAP specifically and Pakatan generally has shown you to be one vindictive old man..So you think its not funny any more for us to consider Annuar as Prime Minister but its alright to continue the 'charade ' for Najib to be Prime Minister. How you arrive such a conclusion is beyond our comprehension

You claimed that your perception of Annuar has not changed. Then knowing this about the Pakatan leader then why did you join DAP when you were fully aware and conscious that you would in effect be under the lead of the same man you now despise.? Is that not hypocrisy of the highest order? Therefore  was  it not the lure of senatorship that prompted you to accept the post?All this confirm one supreme reality. You are nothing but a hypocrite.

.You have lived under six Prime Minister and so do I. For over 55 years we have lived under the rule of first Alliance and then under Barisan National. Therefore we have experienced a continuoes rule under the UMNO lead with underlings MCA, MIC and Gerakan and a host of other mosquito parties making up the minor casts.
Because of your past association with Transparency International and other NGOs fighting against corruption and being a champion of good governance, we applaud your decision to join DAP and continue your struggle for a just Malaysia.
But all these past glory is now water under the bridge. Malaysians who take pride in your cause no longer view you as a person of integrity and honesty..You let yourself down and most of all you let down all those who pinned their hope on a man who pretended  to be what he is not.

When you were not offered another term for the Senatorship, you immediately showed your true colour. You spewed venom at the very same people whom you had earlier supported. Is that not a selfish act of vengeance unlike that of a woman scorned?
Now to climax it all you direct your. ire at the leader of Pakatan disparaging him as not suitable to be our next Prime Minister..So it appears you have now awaken from your brief slumber in DAP and have realised that Najib and UMNO should continue to reign at Putrajaya . It seems you now no longer feel nor sense that Pakatan should be given a chance to displace UMNO who have reigned for the most part of our 54 years history. All these because you were rightly or wrongly deprived of the senatorship which you craved for your own selfish interest..
Tunku Aziz, it would do well for you to remember those famous words that you can fool some people some of the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time.. God gave you a simple test to show the world your real personna and you failed miserably. For most of your life, you pretended to fight for a cause that you believe was just and noble but alas instead it has shown that it was all indeed a charade of your own design, not Annuar, not Najib but your very own.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Time To Change Our Govt.

Everything this govt does now is merely an attempt to secure another term of office..That is totally contrary to the principle that a govt's duty is to provide good governance not doling out money in order to buy votes from the rakyat. The irony of it all is that Najib himself said that a good govt should not be doling out goodies and promises and yet for the past year he has been precisely doing that. That gesture of Najib has certainly not lost on the urban intelligentsia who has been quick to comment that this only once again reveal Najib's hypocritical character. Saying one thing and doing exactly the opposite.

The country is facing an unprecedented financial catastrophy with its borrowing reaching a critical level of 49.8% when the maximum allowed under the constituition is only 50% of GDP. And amidst such a gloomy scenario the country's Deputy Finance Minister can give an assurance that everything is hunky dory and fine.

Such is the dire straits our country is facing and if the situation is not reversed the only realistic possibility would be another Greece debacle. Malaysians of all creed , race and religion must awake from their 54 years of slumber and change this govt which no longer can reform itself.Otherwise this country is doomed.



Saturday, July 07, 2012

Mahathir's worst nighmare.

For a long time since Annuar was dethroned as the Deputy Prime Minister, Mahathir has not ceased to unrelentlessly attack his former deputy. At every turn and at every opportunity he made sacarstic swipe at Annuar.And to Annuar's credit , he did not response in kind but did make a remark that the old man should retire gracefully.That perhaps was his only polite response.
Annuar could have poured scorned at Mahathir for his legacy of leaving behind failed and corrupt instituitions but he didnt. He could have exposed his dubious deals to enrich his cronies and sons but he didnt. Even if he did mentioned vaguely it was only done in whispers but never in vocal condemnation..
 Mahathir has  alot to answer for. His frequent retort and rehetorical speech was to help the benign malay populace but the reality of his deed proved that he was more concerned in enriching his family and cronies.
What perhaps will remain a mystery is whether Mahathir will  be made to pay for his past deeds should Annuar ascend to Putrajaya. Mahathir's perception and fear is that Annuar will launched a full scale investigation into his 22 years of corrupt practice which culminated in many dubious deals that enriched his children and cronies. Many of those deals were done in blatant and total disregard to the principles of good governanace. Annuar's ascendancy to be the next Prime Minister would therefore be Mahathir's worst nightmare. A nightmare that has haunted him since 2008  when Annuar at the helm of Pakatan took five states in the last General election.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Malaysians have been Deceived By our Leaders

Malaysians should by now wake up from their .54 years slumber.Our first P.M, Tuanku Abdul Rahman was an honest man. He did not accumulate wealth beyond what he earned from his stipendary. When he died he did not die a wealthy man because during his brief but momentus tenure he was loved by all the races he governed.because he was not corrupt.
This continued. with Abdul Razak's tenure . There was hardly any whisper of corruption or perhaps because there was no independent or alternative media to expose any corruption.But that changed with Mahathir;'s asccendancy.

Under Mahathir's 22 years tenure, many things changed.He left behind a legacy of failed , instituitions which not only became subservient to the executive but in many aspects lost its direction and obligations to the people it was supposed to serve. The judiciary, the Police, the Attorney-General,and a host of othe public instituitions simply became a tool which only served Mahathir.Failure to serve his interests and desire would incur his wrath as happened to the Lord President of the Judiciary, Lord President Salleh.

Not only did Mahathir left behind a legacy of corrupt instituitions but he was himself instrumental and emboiled in many dubious deals which saw his family ensconced as one of the richest in Malaysia.Yet, despite his failings as a leader, we still today have people hero worship him as if he had left a lasting legacy.Sad to say, if truth be told,the only legacy which he left behind was a country destined to be racially divided and in the precipice of bankruptcy.History will truthfully depict him as a selfish ,egoistic leader who hid under the charade of helping the indigeneous malays while enriching his family and cronies.. Many of his supporters claimed his contributions in the development of the country's infrastructure.but building multi million dollar structures and highways do not require any special expertise as long as you have access to unlimited funds from Petronas.Any ten year old who can speak just have to repeat the word ' build it' and presto it will be built.

Malaysians must wake up from this long 54 years slumber and make a conscious effort to remove the present ruling regime which no longer serve the interest of the people..Malaysians must know unless they make this critical decision via the ballot box, this country will degenerate to a third world country similar to Zimbahwee..We do not have the luxury of waiting for another time or another election. We need to do it now, at the next General election.and failure to change this govt is not an option because it will inevitably bring the destruction of this country that all Malaysians love.

Probe all our extremely wealthy Finance Ministers.

No wonder our country's finance is in such dire straits. The latest accusation by former Deputy Bank Governor, Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid if true proves only one thing.That the ruling government has been plundering our nation's coffers. If the former Deputy Governor 's accusation is true then it can be concluded that previous Finance Ministers and present Finance Minister are also capable of the same criminal act.




The system of check and balance must have been so weak and feeble that each and every one of our Finance Ministers must have accumulated untold wealth. So why point finger at only one finance Minister? Daim Zainuddin retired a billionaire. Mahathir, made his family one of the wealthiest in Malaysia if not asia.. His son, Mokzani even was reported to be one of the top 10 wealthiest individual in Malaysia.Lately , Mokhzani's San Miguel brewery company bought over Esso Malaysia. Abdullah Badawi's one term Prime Ministership saw his wealth accumulation leaped manifold with revelation's of his assets in western Australia.What about the present Finance Minister, Najib? His involvement with the Scorpene submarine and the exorbitant commision paid to his close associate, Razak Baginda is already common knowledge.

So what brought out the Deputy Governor from the woodwork after being dormant for almost two decades?If Datuk Abdul Murad is serious about his allegations against Annuar, then he should also reveal the transgressions of Daim Zainuddin and Mahathir. To just single out that Annuar alone was guilty of his alleged transgressions is too far fetched and unbelievable. And if indeed his allegations borders on the truth , then it only portrays a grim picture of how our country's finances have been managed by the ruling govt for the last 54 years.



Saturday, June 02, 2012

Malaysia Will Never ever Be a Developed Nation.

To be a deveoped nation in 8 years time is a far fetch dream.But our present leaders espoused the dream as if that goal can be realised.in that time.

After more than 100 years after the American civil war , they now have a black man as the U.S President.. In India, with a population of 90% Hindus, they have a sikh man as their President. Obama and Mamohan Singh share one common denominator. They are a miniority in the country where they are elected to the highest office.These two leaders were elected not because of their religion nor because of their race but they were elected because they were extraordinary persons with extraordinary talent.. Talent that could bring the country to dizzing height of sucess. Both accomplished their goals and vindicated  their election to their office. Obama managed to eliminate Osama Bin Laden, and Mamohan Singh brought India to unprecedented economic development.
While all these events are happening in this millenium, Malaysia is still mired in the debate that our country will continue to ensure that the next P.M will be a muslim malay..Yes, both side of the political divide has agreed that status quo will remain.Both B.N and Pakatan will continue to travel the same route that we had used for the last 54 years.A malay muslim will continue to helm this country no matter who takes over the reign of govt.
It seems regretably that after a span of 54 years we have still not moved away from the bondages of race and religion. Times have changed, countries have changed but for Malaysia, it seems time did not stood still, but we have regressed to a dark period where race and religion still matters.

Does it not seem odd that we should still prefer to be governed by crooks who would not hesitate  to plunder the nation's coffers rather than elect someone who is honest and posesses quality of leadership.? Are this not qualities that we seek and vital for a country to progress and develop?Or do we still prefer crooks who are malay muslims to be our leaders?If that is the criteria to be elected  as a leader for this country then this country is doomed.
Why have we not learned from History? Were we not told that those who dont learn from history are bound to repeat the same mistake?Let us examine some of the present facts. From Indonesia to the middle East where countires are governed by predominantly muslim leaders the scenario is errily similar. The muslim Presidents or despotic feudal rulers are all corrupt.They principally share one common trait. They are corrupt to the hilt. They have no qualms accumulating private wealth from their positions as rulers and Presidents.All these countries suffer the same consequences. The few leaders are wealthy while the mass lives in abject poverty.. This only lead to one inevitable solution. Arab Spring.

Malaysia can neither progress nor can we achieved  develop status if we continue to adopt this myopic way of selecting our leaders.We want the best to lead our nation and we want honest leaders who will accumulate wealth for the nation's coffers and not for his own personal self. We must  therefore adhere to what President of China once espoused. We dont care whether the cat is black or white as long as it catches the mice.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Negri Sembilan must Fall to Pakatan

Negri Sembilan's  present B.N model of government is no longer sustainable. Many pundits has predicted its downfall in the next election and the people believed that it would be good for the state if there is indeed a change of govt. The present and the past government under Isa Samad is no different.The state administrative civil servants are inefficient and things get done in a usual 'tidak apa' manner.
Investors are stuck in a time zone where any kind of approvals are either rejected or simply approved with impossible conditions. The state excos seem to think that every approval have a price to be paid and no payments means no approval.
The recent billboard privatisation was another example of the action to impose surchage which was many times the previous price. Someone in the state govt saw an opportunity to make a quick buck and immediately gave the monopoly to a company that had no expertise in the enterprise. Such practice has become prevalent in Negri Sembilan . You dont need experience or expertise. All you need is political connection and the right cables.
Sand business in Negri sembilan is a lucrative enterprise. More so when it is being monopolised by the chief Minister sibling. A businessman lamented that he sought approval from the exco to mine sand in his own private land and each time it was rejected without any reason being given. He had obtained all his 'sokongan' from the environment dept and the majlis Bandaran but each time his application was rejected by the exco.Altogether his application was rejected three times and he has given up on further application. He couldnt understand  why his application was rejected when the state could collect revenue from the royalty from the sand mined. That perhaps summed up the present Negri administration . Its not what you can give to the state that is important but what you can give to the right people for your application to be approved.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bersih's 28th april Demonstration.

28th April 2012 will go down in the annals of Malaysian history as a day of infamy.Infamy for the incumbent govt and a  glorious day of  victory for those who yearned for electoral reforms .Nearly 300,000 people from all shades of life came to participate in a show of people's power to display their displeasure at the Election Comisision's  inabilty to provide a clean electoral roll for the next election.
History is replete with examples of how crumbling regimes will use all their might to cling to power and the current govt 's action is no exception. The refusal to allow Bersih's organisor to assemble in Dataran Merdeka was a tardy excuse to disallow the demonstration to take place.The use of unnecessary force to disperse the crowd under the pretext that the protestors had breached the barrier was no excuse.
For a long time Najib and his band of UMNO ministers had paid heed to the small group of  the protestors from Perkasa, Perkida and a small thuggish group from UMNO Youth. These small group of protestors would protest under various pretext at the various issues in the Pakatan States.. They would make frivolous police report and the latter under political pressure would harass Pakatan members.These various bands of protestors hardly number more than 150 members and each time their protest would be use as a benchmark for the authorities to take action. But what Najib and his UMNO members fail to see is that these protestors are only a vocal miniority.
But on 28th april 2012, 300,000 people came to the streets to show their abhorrence at the elecetion commission failure to clean up the rolls. They demand electoral reforms and this protestors constitute a vocal majority. Najib should take heed that this is a sizeable majority who view the flawed electoral rolls and demand immediate reforms before the next poll.If Najib fails to address this demand then any victory in the next election by Najib's B.N would be deemed illegitimate.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Malaysian Education system better than U.S and U.K?

Muhyiddin should be a comedian rather than a federal Minister. What on earth was he thinking when he said Malaysian Education system is better than U.S and U.K. If that is his correct opinion then may we ask why are we spending millions to sponsor our students to have their education in U.S and U.K? Surely it would be a waste of public expenditure if we have to send our students overseas when they can have a better education locally.
The trouble with our education system is because we have so far incompetent minister to helm our education ministry. The present and past ministers just dont have a clue why malaysians of all denominations are abandoning national schools and opting for vernacular schools. Malays alone account for about 60,000 who have enrolled in chinese vernacular schools.
Its about time we have a leader who can have the intestinal fortitude to say we should just leave religion at home and not bring it to schools. Religious prayers of any kind should only done at home and not in schools.On a wider scale, religion should even be totally divorce from the govt.departments. How private citizens wish to conduct their lives and how they wish to worship which religion should be the decision of the individual. State and Federal laws should not encroach on the private domain.. If only we have a leader who can say enough is enough and allow individual to be free in choosing their religion without any influence from any quarters. If that can be achieved, Malaysia would be a better place to live.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Non Malays owned most of $400 billion EPF money.

Ever wonder why suddenly, Najib is so generous to the ordinary citizens? The Cheras toll was abolished and the Kajang toll was halved?Before PLUS was flogged to EPF, the govt was paying astronomical sums to toll owners for making concessions like not raising toll rates.Each time when toll increase was deferred , the govt had to pay compensation in the hundreds of millions to PLUS according to the lop sided toll concession contracts.


Now that the PLUS owners are EPF, Najib seems to be more generous then when PLUS was in UMNO's hands. So far I have not heard any outcry from EPF why no compensation was forthcoming to EPF coffers?After all the losers are the EPF contributors and by now they are already quite immuned to being abused financially.

Remember EPF's investment in MBSB building funds? The woman in charge then lost nearly one billion in her foray in the building loans and housing development.. I wonder till today whether the lost investment has been recovered.

Then what about EPF's forced acquisition of the RHB bank?The purpose of the acquisition was to prevent some of the Directors being charged for committing CBT on the bank's money.Before the EPF's acquisition it was a foregone conclusion that some of the Directors would be charged for the massive losses sustained by the bank due to fraud and negligence.But after EPF's forced acquisition all the charges were suddenly withdrawn and the Directors were never charged for any misdemeanour.EPF, again was left to carry over the losses.

The latest foray by EPF of course is the loan of $1.2 billion to house buyers whose credit was rejected by the banks. The purpose of the whole exercise was to try and secure the votes of the 22,000 potential house buyers in Selangor. After alot of protest from the public the govt finally conceded that the loan would be channeled to the govt via a special purpose vehicle.In this case at least the loan would be guaranteed by the govt but if any losss occur the result would also means that taxpayers money will be lost to bail out the fail venture.

Why is EPF the favourite punching bag of the govt? First of all it is because it is a cash cow. With $400 over billion EPF is seating on a pile of cash waiting to be taken. After all EPF is operating a ponzi system (like the one operated by Pak man telo) where it is collecting cash to pay for whatever commitments that are due. In short it is operating the illegal pyramid system where its daily colllection of cash is used to finance its obligations.If the collection were to stop, the whole structure collapse and EPF would not be able to meet its financial comitments.

The surprising thing which escape most people's attention including the opposition member of Parliament is that 90% of the $400 billion EPF money belongs to the non malays.Since almost 100% of the malays are in the civil service they dont contribute to the EPF scheme. The private sectors are mostly occupied by the non malays and it is mandatory for them to contribute to the EPF. So by sheer logic, EPF pile of $400 billion belongs virtually to the non malays. In view of this it becomes clear that past and present leaders dont really give two hoots what happens to the EPF money.



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mardan Mamat, the successful Malay from Spore.

Congratulations to Mardan Mamat for his victory in the Phillipine Open Golf Tournament. An afable guy with a pleasant personality he virtually killed the field with his splendid display of skill and patience in the difficult Wack Wack course. To put his victory in perspective, only four players played sub par in the final score  and Mardan was a runaway winner wining the Open with five strokes.Mardan's win was the first for any singaporean to win on the asian tour.
A lesson to be learned from Mardan's victory. His victory at the ripe young age of 44 proves that a malay without any handicap can easily excel on a level playing field. Time our Malaysian malays learn a lesson from this Singaporean malay. You dont need any leg up fellows. Practice hard and you will be duly rewarded.