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Saya suka bila tokoh-tokoh pembangkang bersuara atau membuat janji-janji yang mereka ketahui tidak akan ditepati.

Sebagai contoh di atas, Ketua Menteri yang telah didakwa sebagai korup di dalam mahkamah berjanji bukan sahaja untuk menghapuskan GST yang telah banyak membantu negara semasa kemurungan ekonomi global malah menghapuskan kutipan tol Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan serta Jambatan Pulau Pinang Pertama.

Penghapusan kutipan tol tersebut akan menelan belanja sekitar RM30 bilion wang pembayar cukai untuk membayar pemegang konsesi lebuhraya tersebut.

Perjanjian konsesi lebuhraya-lebuhraya di Malaysia dibuat semasa di bawah pentadbiran Pemerintah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, U-Tun Mahathir Mohamad.

Ini juga bermakna wang para pembayar cukai di negeri Sarawak yang bakal menerima sebuah lebuhraya bebas tol akan turut digunakan untuk membuat pembayaran tersebut.

Saya agak teruja ingin mengetahui apa perasaan rakyat terutamanya para pembayar cukai negeri Sarawak mengenai janji yang dibuat oleh Lim Guan Eng itu.

My father after receiving his Doctorate of Law honoris causa from his alma mater the University of Buckingham in March 2012

He was born 78 years ago and named after the man whom had helped made the marriage between my grandparents possible.

Although he was the apple of his father’s eye, he was brought up to be independent as quickly as possible – a method you and I would later understand as you continue to read this story.

At seven, his father said to him “Haniff! Tomorrow you go to the school and enrol yourself. If anyone asks, just tell them you are Omar’s son!”

Alone my father went; and because others had their parents with them, no one saw Haniff. As the school was about to be closed for the day, the teacher saw him sitting alone and asked, “Who are you and why are you here?”

“I am Omar’s son,” he replied.

“Good God!” the teacher exclaimed. “Why didn’t you tell me earlier?”

One day, his father said, “Haniff, a week from now you will not have any backbone.” My father didn’t know what that meant.

His father worked at the district office and was the Billiards Champion. A week later he was going to defend his title.

Earlier that night, the family had dinner together. After dinner, his father walked down the stairs to his bicycle, ready to leave for the Billiards Club.

My father went after his father and wished, Good luck, Dad!”

My grandfather looked up, smiled and replied, “Thank you, son. Where I’ll go I will need all the luck.”

His father suffered a heart attack defending his title. Exactly a week after the prophetic message he told my father.

When my 13-year old father heard the news he ran barefooted to look for his father first at the hospital, then at the Billiards Club. He saw his father being laid down on the bench with onlookers encircling.

The last time he held his father’s hand when his father was alive was inside the ambulance when a hand dropped and my father lifted it back up.

My father never left the side of his father’s body inside the mortuary, and slept very little for fear that someone would take the body away while he was asleep, and for fear that he might miss the opportunity to be with his father for the last time.

As a result he became insomniac, sleeping three hours a day at most, till now. His insomnia allowed him to read and read.

From that point onwards he was the man of the house, and had to be independent.

And that led him to be who he is today.

Happy 78th birthday, Ayah. I can never top the greatest way a son could ever love his father the way you love yours but I love you with all my heart nevertheless.

Thank you for being the greatest father this son could ever have.

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Juara Pembohong Bersiri, Rafizi Ramli pada hari Ahad telah memulakan siri pembohongannya kepada warga FELDA di Sungkai.  Di dalam majlis tersebut Rafizi berkata kepada lebih kurang 300 orang yang hadir pada malam tersebut bahawa hutang FELDA kian bertambah dan kerajaan akan menggunakan wang peneroka untuk melangsaikan hutang tersebut.

Saya masih menunggu laporan polis mengenai FELDA yang dijanjikan oleh Rafizi Ramli.  Dua Khamis berlalu sudah namun salinan laporan polis pun masih belum kelihatan. Masakan sesuatu yang begitu penting bagi kesejahteraan warga peneroka FELDA khususnya dan rakyat Malaysia amnya boleh dilupakan Rafizi?  Bagaimana jika saya katakan bahawa Rafizi langsung tidak mempunyai niat untuk membantu warga FELDA dan apa yang diwar-warkan oleh beliau hanya pembohongan semata-mata?

Jangan kita lupa, pada tahun 2016 sahaja beliau telah empat kali didapati bersalah di mahkamah dan pernah juga disabitkan dengan kesalahan memfitnah sebelum-sebelum ini:

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Pembohongan Rafizi mengenai FELDA hanyalah bersandarkan laporan kewangan FELDA bagi tahun-tahun 2013 dan 2014.  Beliau mencanangkan bahawa pada tahun 2013 FELDA telah kerugian sebanyak RM1.9 bilion manakala pada tahun 2014 pula kerugian yang dialami FELDA adalah sebanyak RM1 bilion.

Sudah tentu warga FELDA akan melompat.  Ini menunjukkan betapa teruknya pengurusan FELDA hingga mengalami kerugian sepanjang masa.  Namun, adakah itu gambaran sebenarnya?

Ini adalah sebab Rafizi hanya bercerita mengenai 2013 dan 2014.

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Apa yang Rafizi tidak cerita ialah pada tahun 2011 FELDA telah membuat sedikit keuntungan iaitu sebanyak RM174.15 juta tetapi telah membuat keuntungan sebanyak RM5.757 bilion. Kita boleh lihat juga pada barisan yang pertama, pendapatan FELDA telah meningkat selama empat tahun berturut-turut termasuk pada tahun-tahun yang dicanangkan oleh Rafizi.

Begitulah jahatnya Rafizi. Kerugian dia cerita. Keuntungan disenyapkan. Asalkan kemarahan warga peneroka ditimbulkan hanya untuk memenuhi cita-cita politik keji beliau.

Keuntungan yang diperolehi FELDA pada tahun 2012 adalah akibat penyenaraian FELDA Global Ventures (FGV) pada tahun tersebut. Perjanjian Pajakan Tanah FELDA selama 99 tahun oleh FGV juga menentukan sebanyak RM250 juta dibayar kepada FELDA setahun.  Dalam pada itu, FGV juga dikehendaki berkongsi 15% keuntungan pengoperasian yang diperolehinya dengan FELDA.

Ini bermakna secara keseluruhannya tidak kira sama ada FGV meraih keuntungan atau mendapat kerugian, FELDA tetap akan menerima RM250 juta campur 15% keuntungan pengoperasian FGV.  Itulah sebabnya pada baris pertama rajah di atas anda boleh lihat pendapatan FELDA kian meningkat.

Bagaimana pula dengan kerugian dua tahun berturut-turut?

Sebagai sebuah badan berkanun, FELDA menggunakan standard perakaunan asas tunai yang diubahsuai dan bukan perakaunan akruan tulen yang digunapakai oleh syarikat-syarikat swasta.  Disebabkan itu penanaman semula kelapa sawit dan juga kebajikan berupa perumahan untuk warga FELDA adalah dikira sebagai perbelanjaan.

Ini ditambah pula dengan penurunan harga minyak sawit mentah (Crude Palm Oil Price) pada tahun-tahun tersebut.

Penanaman semula adalah amat penting bagi menentukan kesinambungan kesejahteraan para peneroka FELDA. Pokok yang tua tidak dapat memberi jumlah pengeluaran yang dikehendaki.

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Apabila penekanan terlalu diberikan oleh seorang mantan Perdana Menteri kepada pembinaan mercu tanda seperti KLCC,pengeluaran kereta yang merugikan dan lain-lain, penanaman semula kelapa sawit tidak dilakukan maka pada tahun 2009 kita dapat lihat penurunan pengeluaran minyak sawit di rajah yang dikeluarkan oleh Amerika Syarikat di atas.  Di sebabkan faktor inilah pokok-pokok tua tidak lagi mampu mengeluarkan buah sebanyak yang diperlukan.

Akibatnya pendapatan FELDA dan para peneroka terjejas.

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Kita dapat lihat pada tahun 2012, lebih 50% pokok kelapa sawit adalah berusia lebih 21 tahun (ditanam lewat tahun 1980an dan permulaan 1990an).  Disebabkan kelapa sawit adalah merupakan tanaman saka, kesan akibat tiada penanaman semula dijalankan secara agresif hanya dapat dilihat kini, iaitu dalam zaman pentadbiran Najib Razak.

Pun begitu, langkah-langkah penanaman semula telahpun dijalankan di bawah pentadbiran Najib Razak untuk menentukan pendapatan untuk FELDA dan para penerokanya akan terus bertambah.  Ini dapat dilihat dari penurunan jumlah pokok berusia lebih 21 tahun dan penambahan pokok-pokok berusia di antara 0-3 tahun hingga 4-9 tahun.

Maka, janganlah dipercayai pembohongan Rafizi Ramli.  Anda bersusah sedikit sekarang untuk meraih keuntungan yang lebih di masa hadapan.  Sudah memang menjadi tugas Rafizi untuk berbohong dan menghasut rakyat membenci kerajaan.  Itu yang diakuinya sendiri.

Kemudian beliau boleh pula bertanya kenapa beliau dipenjarakan sedangkan beliau hanya melawak?

The joke is on Rafizi

 

Rafizi looks like this. Happy lying through his teeth. Image courtesy of http://aku-tak-peduli.blogspot.my/2013/05/the-ugly-chinaman-sebuah-karya-bo-yang.html

After being exposed lying about the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (which I will soon be writing about just to further leave this liar totally naked), Rafizi the Legally-Certified Serial Liar has promised a ‘huge expose‘ on FELDA.

This exposé, like the others before it, will just be another blow job performance by the serial liar, not a whistleblower job as it does not fall within the requirements of the Whistleblower Act.

Therefore it is just a meaningless exposé meant only to fluff his readers and followers.

If my memory serves me right, he promised on the 27th December 2016 to make a police report on Najib Razak and the FELDA Board Members on the 29th December 2016. It is three days short of a fortnight since he made that promise that has yet to be fulfilled.

So we all know what that means. He needs more time to plan his next lie.

When he blows it, only a group of people would like false enjoyment. Most would just treat it with disgust.

Siapa ingat kisah di atas? Baru lebih empat tahun dulu Azmin di anggap seperti Si Tanggang oleh ibu kandungnya sendiri.

Namun, kesemuanya kelihatan baik dan sempurna setelah Azmin menjadi Menteri Besar setelah Abdul Khalid Ibrahim digulingkan oleh rakan-rakan separtinya sendiri melalui Kajang Move.

Sejak itu, Azmin dilihat menjadi semakin lantang bersuara terutamanya dalam usaha memburukkan kerajaan pusat.


Azmin sebenarnya ingin mengukuhkan kedudukannya untuk menghadapi serangan dari dalam parti terutamanya dari kem Wan Azizah. Oleh sebab itu beliau perlu menunjukkan betapa beliau lebih layak menjadi presiden partinya berbanding Wan Azizah yang tiada sebarang pengalaman selain menjadi tempat Anwar Ibrahim meletakkan kakinya semasa duduk berehat.

Mungkin Azmin telah mendapat restu ibunya dan telah berbaik semula dengan adik-beradiknya.

Malang sekali bagi Che Tom Yahaya yang berumur 82 tahun dan kini sakit teruk, kejatuhan matawang Ringgit yang dibuat bising oleh Azmin bermakna beliau wajib bercuti di London untuk Boxing Day sales kerana ianya lebih penting dari kesihatan ibu kandungnya itu.

Lihat sahajalah luahan adiknya Ummi Hafilda.


Patutlah negeri Selangor ni semakin parah keadaannya. Menteri Besar hanya pentingkan dirinya sendiri.

Almost 20 years ago, Mahathir appeared on international TV talking about his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim and his sexual tendencies.  Mahathir went on to describe what would now be termed as “too-much-information” the acts committed by Anwar with his sex partners.  It was definitely a gay time for Mahathir (pun not intended) having control of the media and running down his then protégé.  As a matter of fact, Mahathir repeated his stand against homosexuality in 2014.

Gay people are not believers of Islam, said Mahathir

Gay people are not believers of Islam, said Mahathir

Last year, Mahathir did an about turn by showing his support for the release of Anwar Ibrahim, the man he put into jail and accused him of being gay.  This was a surprise to many knowing that Mahathir is a man who would never bend over (again pun not intended) for anything, but bend over he did for Anwar.  To political observers, his move was perhaps to ensure that he remains relevant in the current struggle for power and not disappear into the oblivion.

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Together with his son Mukhriz and daughter Marina he continued his relentless attacks on the Najib administration like nobody’s business no matter how stupid it looks, hiding behind the laurels of his past to justify his unbecming behaviour.

Another member of his family has just entered the fray by attacking Najib Razak on his Facebook account. Mazhar Mahathir, an adopted son of Mahathir since 1983 saw it fit to join in the fray perhaps to be recognised as a true Ben Mahathir.

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He wrote above:

“Owh, and in response to Najib: YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM AND YOU ARE AN APOSTATE! SO DON’T GO THINKING THAT YOU ARE A MUSLIM!!!!”

The above has been shared over and over again on Facebook and it finally made it to my wall after being shared by a Facebook acquaintance.  Of course I wondered how great a Muslim this Mazhar is. And I found the following from a Chinese person’s Facebook account:

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I don’t read Chinese characters but the name Mazhar Mahathir and the word Gay appeared in what I think is the same sentence.  So, digging further I found the following being shared by others:

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If this was 2014, wouldn’t Mazhar be labelled a non-Muslim by his foster-father?  Which brings me to the question: did Mahathir make peace with Anwar because of his foster son instead of political cooperation?

Anyway if you are wondering which one is he? Since all the pics are in vertical profile, it’s the guy always behind the other (and again no pun intended).

HE'S THE HUBBY

HE’S THE HUBBY

Oh! This is going to be an interesting year.

The 18th Chief of RMAF flanked by his Deputy and Commanders at a press conference after delivering his Prime Directives

The 18th Chief of RMAF flanked by his Deputy and Commanders at a press conference after delivering his Prime Directives

I want all of us to work together to see how best can we meet our objectives even with budget constraints,” said the 18th Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), General Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM to the officers, men and women of the RMAF after delivering his Prime Directives as the new Chief of RMAF.

General Affendi did not mince words when speaking to the audience about the tough times that the RMAF will face. “We must ensure that our assets and people are prepared and competent to undertake these challenges without compromising the integrity of the sovereignty of our nation, and at the same time be able to service the general population in times of need,” he added.

General Affendi thanked his predecessor General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Roslan bin Saad TUDM who has just retired for leaving a solid foundation for the former to work on to ensure that the RMAF remains relevant to the nation.

General Affendi then outlined the focus areas of his Prime Directive – Preparedness, Effective Maintenance Culture, Magnificent Human Capital Development, Technological Migration, Excellent Management Culture and Welfare.

Stressing especially on human capital development General Affendi said that trained next generation air force’s (AF-NG) personnel need to possess traits like intelligence, analytical, robust, IT-savvy, forward thinking and innovative. For this to be achieved, competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) will be given to all levels of personnel.

Speaking to reporters after the ceremony General Affendi stressed that CBTA will complement real-life competency requirements, especially for the front-line pilots whose skills need of certain competency-level.

The budget constraints will no doubt hamper us from carrying out many things. However, the RMAF has been thinking outside the box and have been adapting to the situation by emphasising on technology such as the use of simulators to complement actual flying for the pilots. This would allow us to maintain our levels of skills and readiness even with a dwindling budget,” he said.

At no time will the RMAF allow for anything that would cause to undermine the sovereignty of the nation. That is the reason we exist and that is our main objective,” he said in reply to questions on budget constraints as well as the development in the South China Sea.

On the question of the floods in the East Coast of the Peninsular, General Affendi said the RMAF is closely monitoring the developments. As of yesterday, a EC-725 helicopter has been deployed to the Gong Kedak Airbase to assist with flood relief operations if needed.  More helicopters will be deployed depending on how the situation develops.

RMAF EC-725 helicopter in action during the floods in the East Coast in 2014

RMAF EC-725 helicopter in action during the floods in the East Coast in 2014

On LIMA ’17, General Affendi said that the planning had commenced a year ago and the RMAF is committed towards providing the best air show.  Foreign air display teams have been invited. However, there is no confirmation from any of the teams invited as of today.

On the question of assets procurement General Affendi stressed that although there is a budget constraint the Government has allowed the RMAF to plan for assets procurement including the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft.  These assets would be procured once the budget is there.

Earlier, a handing-over and taking-over ceremony took place for the Air Support Commander and Air Operations Commander posts.  Lieutenant-General Dato Paduka Wan Normazlan bin Che Jaafar TUDM took over the Air Support Commander post from Lieutenant-General Dato’ Hj Abd Mutalib bin Datuk Hj Ab Wahab TUDM who in turn took over the Air Operations Commander post from Lieutenant-General Dato’ Sri Ackbal bin Hj Abdul Samad TUDM who is now the Deputy Chief of the RMAF.

General Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM who is also the first RMAF Chief from Sarawak was given a guard of honour comprising of three RMAF officers and 104 other ranks from the RMAF Regiment led by Major Mohd Syafik bin Saadun TUDM.

General Affendi saluting the RMAF colour

General Affendi saluting the RMAF Regiment’s colour

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