Umum tahu betapa mahalnya nilai hartanah di negeri Selangor sejak kebalakangan ini hinggakan rumah yang sepatutnya mampu milik kini hampir menjadi rumah mampu tengok.
Pengarah Komunikasi Pejabat Menteri Besar Selangor Yin Shao Loong telah sedaya upaya cuba untuk menyalahkan kerajaan Persekutuan pimpinan Barisan Nasional dengan mengatakan kadar cukai hartanah ditetapkan oleh Kementerian Kewangan dan bukannya oleh kerajaan negeri.
Apabila disemak laman web Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan di Selangor, ini pula yang ditemui.
Laman Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya dengan terang-terang menamakan kerajaan negeri Selangor sebagai entiti yang menetapkan kadar peratusan cukai hartanah.
Ini disahkan oleh Kementerian Kewangan yang menyatakan bahawa apa jua permasalahan berkenaan hartanah adalah di bawah tanggungjawab kerajaan negeri dan bukannya kerajaan Persekutuan.
Yin Shao Loong cuba pula untuk membohongi rakyat dengan menyalahkan Barisan Nasional berkenaan kadar cukai hartanah yang mahal.
Namun, apabila ditunjukkan bukti berikut mengenai kenaikan kadar cukai di negeri Selangor, beliau terus mendiamkan diri.
Kesian orang Selangor. Undilah lagi parti mata Dajjal tu nanti.
Second Finance Minister, Johari Ghani today revealed that both Jho Low and Riza Aziz have never paid taxes in Malaysia.
Replying to DAP’s Lim Lip Eng in Parliament, Johari said the duo has never declared their income in Malaysia and this the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) cannot tax them.
Opposition supporters jumped with joy upon hearing this, with some asking how can they not be taxed when they throw wild parties frequently. As usual, Opposition supporters know very little about anything else than to whine about everything.
If the duo have a business in Malaysia and earn their income in Malaysia, the IRB would definitely have jumped on them.
Unfortunately, this is not the case as the duo earn their income overseas.
If the Opposition supporters use the Internet to Google for the correct information rather than spending their life reading trash in portals like Sarawak Report, they would have come across this in the IRB’s website:
“Mulai tahun taksiran 2004, pendapatan yang diterima di Malaysia dari luar Malaysia adalah dikecualikan daripada cukai. Dengan itu, pembayar cukai sama ada yang bermastautin atau yang tidak bermastautin di Malaysia dikenakan cukai atas pendapatan yang diperoleh dari Malaysia sahaja.”
And Lim Sian See adds:
Why Jho Low and Riza Aziz do not pay tax in Malaysia?
They are not in the country 182 days or more per year and do not earn their income here.
Therefore, they are not considered as TAX RESIDENT in Malaysia and hence do not pay tax here.
Presumably, they will pay tax in the countries where their jobs are or spend most of the time in.
Tax accountants will understand this.
Please ask Lim Guan Eng if he understands the concept of tax residency or not.
Second Finance Minister has also issued a statement as follows:
1. I wish to clarify further to my reply to the Segambut MP, YB Lim Lip Eng and Batu MP, YB Tian Chua who recently asked me about the tax file(s) of a Mr. Reza Aziz and Mr. Jho Low and why these two individuals are not paying tax in Malaysia.
2. The tax collection system in Malaysia is based on the simple premise that if an individual or company derives income from Malaysia, that income received will be subjected to Malaysian income tax. While income derived from outside Malaysia and remitted to Malaysia will be exempted from tax. This applies to all individuals or companies without any exceptions. It is important for LHDNM to determine whether the income is derived from Malaysia before income of an individual or a company is subject to Malaysian tax.
3. The initial finding of LHDNM has shown that the two individuals, who were the subject of enquiries by the Opposition MPs in Parliament, do not have income derived from Malaysia in the past recent years and there are no records that they have brought in taxable income derived from overseas into Malaysia. Even if they had brought their income which is derived from overseas into Malaysia, this will be exempt from income tax. However if it is later discovered that any of their income is indeed subject to Malaysian tax, LHDNM has the power to raise assessment against those individuals within 5 years or at any time if fraud, wilful default or negligence is proven.
4. Malaysia has adopted a self-assessment system, where an individual or a company is required to determine and compute their chargeable income and tax liability. The rate of tax applicable is provided under the Income Tax Act 1967 and changes to the rate may be made and announced during the Annual National Budget. Under the self-assessment system a taxpayer will be audited on any declaration of income made. In the case where a person fails to make any declaration, LHDNM has a dedicated team to continuously analyse and identify this and severe penalties will be imposed once LHDNM has ascertained that tax is payable. It is not the practice of LHDNM to tax any individuals or companies based on perceived wealth or rumours of income.
5. Please be assured that LHDNM is ever vigilant in carrying out its duties under the law without fear or favour.
“The government shall continue to look after the welfare of the Malaysian Armed Forces,” said Minister of Defence, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He said this in a meet with Royal Malaysian Navy personnel, civilian staff of the Ministry of Defence in Sabah, as well as Armed Forces veterans at the Kota Kinabalu Naval Base here.
Announcing the agenda to build more quarters for the naval personnel, Hishammuddin said that they (the naval personnel) cannot be sent for operations if they worry about the safety and security of their families.
Prior to this, the state government of Sabah offered a piece of land to be developed into 1,700 houses by the Ministry of Defence. However, the location at Kampung Layang-Layang is not suitable as it is 30 kilometres away from the base.
“I shall announce the housing agenda within the next week or two,” he said.
The event was also attended by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of the Economic Planning Unit, Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Rahman Dahlan and Chief of Defence Forces, General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor.
Earlier, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin launched a Petronas kiosk inside the base as part of the welfare initiatives. Prior to this, personnel working in the base had to travel 20 kilometres to the nearest petrol station.
When asked about a group of Armed Forces veterans who attack the government’s initiatives to help both serving and former members of the Malaysian Armed Forces, Hishammuddin said that this is just a small group of people whose agenda is to serve the seasonal politicking of others.
“This government will not be disheartened by this group. We have provided a lot more under this government and shall continue to strive for the best for the members of the Armed Forces and its veterans,” he commented.
Datuk Seri Hishammuddin also handed over keys of family quarters to 20 crew member of the patrol vessel KD Selangor. 16-year old Kasih Nuraisyah Ramaddy Ricky, the daughter of Corporal Ramaddy Ricky Ahmad, who scored 7As in her Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 exam was among thirteen children of Armed Forces personnel who received academic excellence awards from the Minister.
A ‘Force Demonstration’ conducted by the three services of the Malaysian Armed Forces was held at Kem Paradise near Kita Belud today. 400 personnel were involved in the demonstration of firepower that also saw the involvement of two Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighters, two Sukhoi Su-30MKM multirole combat aircraft, four BAe Hawk light multirole fighters and helicopters from all three services.
In his speech, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein assures the people of Sabah that the Barisan Nasional government under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will continue to preserve the peace and security that is being enjoyed by the people of Sabah.
“The government will not compromise the security of Sabah. Today’s programme that involves all three branches of the Malaysian Armed Forces proves that we are sincere and serious about it,” he said.
Hishammuddin also urged the people of Sabah to not fall for the irresponsible sentiments of hatred that are being played by the Opposition.
“Their appearance is seasonal in nature and is filled with their agenda. They do not offer solutions like we do, especially in the security aspect of the people of Sabah,” he added.
The force demonstration was also attended by Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak; Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defence, Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Abd Rahim; Chief of Defence Forces, General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor; Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, General Tan Sri Affendi Buang and Chief of Army, General Tan Sri Zulkiple Kassim.
Meanwhile, Hishammuddin said that the Malaysian Armed Forces shall continue to cooperate and conduct trilateral cooperation with Indonesia and Philippines to face the threat of terrorism.
“For now, we have joint air and sea patrols with our neighbours while joint land patrols will be conducted soon,” he said.
The demonstration today also saw a field hospital being set up where the people of Kota Belud were given free medical and dental treatment.
“Ada tiga tanda orang munafik, iaitu apabila dia bercakap dia berbohong, apabila berjanji dia ingkar dan apabila diberi amanah dia khianat.” (Riwayat al-Bukhari dan Muslim).
Enam tahun yang lepas, semasa kita semua sibuk membuat persiapan untuk menghadapi Pilihanraya Umum Ke-13, Pakatan Rakyat yang kini terkubur telah berjanji untuk menghapuskan PTPTN.
Hari ini, Pakatan Harapan sekali lagi tampil memberi harapan palsu kepada anak-anak muda.
Kalau dulu Pakatan Rakyat berjanji untuk memansuhkan PTPTN, kali ini Pakatan Harapan yang dikepalai oleh satu fossil hidup berumur 93 tahun yang kerap menjadi perabut Institut Jantung Negara bila ceramahnya tidak mendapat sambutan, mengubah janji tersebut dari pemansuhan kepada penangguhan pembayaran.
Jadi, adik-adik, sekali lagi anda tertipu kerana setiap janji yang dibuat oleh Pakatan tidak akan ditunaikan. Malah, mereka lebih gemar membuat U-turn demi U-turn.
Contoh pertama ialah janji untuk memansuhkan PTPTN pada PRU Ke-13 kini digantikan dengan penangguhan pembayaran PTPTN sebagai janji untuk PRU Ke-14.
Semasa membuat Bajet 2018, Pakatan berjanji akan memberi cuti bersalin selama 120 hari sebagai bukti ianya memartabatkan kaum wanita, manakala BN hanya memberi selama 90 hari.
Dalam janji Pakatan untuk PRU Ke-14, jumlah yang dijanjikan telahpun dikuramgkan ke 90 hari, iaitu sesuatu yang telah dilaksanakan oleh kerajaan BN di bawah Najib Razak. Siapa kini yang tidak memartabatkan kaum wanita PADA HARI WANITA SEDUNIA?
Nampaknya, benarlah seperti apa yang disuarakan oleh Kepala Pakatan yang masih tamakkan kuasa dan tidak akan memberikan kuasa kepada golongan muda:
Dan apa sabda Rasulullah SAW di atas mengenai orang yang tidak menunaikan janji?
Munafik! Inikah golongan yang anda ingin jadikan pemimpin?
I refer to a WhatsApp message that says the following:
“Listen to this (video) and think about it.
It’s hard to believe that Malaysia is the perfect model for China after Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jamaica & Greece.
We hv the history of atrocities by Communist Party (Terrorists).
Jack Ma is also the influential biz advisor to the PM.
Numerous lands & companies bought over by China, Xiamen university for students from China.
Enclavement (safe haven) in MCKIP, Forest Cities, flourishing China’s retail companies even in Aeon too.etc,
Strategic Tun Razak 106 Exchange overlooking KL area, with potential airport, ports and MISC shipping, railway lines, even purchase of Perwaja land within Kemaman Supply base etc….widespread corruptions, a condusive environment to China Belt Road Initiatives.
We hv to accept first that the threat is real.”
HISTORY OF ATROCITIES BY COMMUNIST PARTY
The atrocity done to Malaysians was by those born in Malaya, not China. China merely gave its support for the setting up of a Communist satellite nation in Malaysia by Chin Peng, who is largely revered by the DAP.
In 1981, Mahathir’s political secretary was arrested by the police for being a communist agent. Interestingly, Mahathir allowed Communist Cuba to open an embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 1997. Mahathir also allowed Communist North Korea to open an embassy in Kuala Lumpur in 2003, several months before he stepped down.
Mahathir loved Communist China so much that he visited the country seven times and invited China to invest in Malaysia. A year after he became PM the Sino-Malaysia trade stood at US$307 million. A year before he stepped down, it was at US$14 billion.
Mahathir himself said in Bangkok after retirement that for 2000 years China has been a superpower, and it could have invaded the Malay states had it wanted to but never did. So, if Mahathir has never been afraid of China, why should be we be afraid of it?
JACK MA IS INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS ADVISOR TO THE PM
Well, Jack Ma is the advisor to this country on E-Commerce. If this is the concern, then Jack Ma is also the business advisor to Indonesia on E-Commerce. By definition, China has also colonised Indonesia through Jack Ma.
Wait! Jack Ma is also the advisor to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on E-Commerce. So, has China taken over the world?
NUMEROUS LANDS AND COMPANIES BOUGHT OVER BY CHINA. XIAMEN UNIVERSITY FOR STUDENTS FROM CHINA
Wow! Well written by a very ill-informed person.
Xiamen University Campus Malaysia has 700 students from China and 900 from Malaysia. Last year it gave out scholarships to top performing local (Malaysian students).
Xiamen University Campus Malaysia is just a new face in a crowded space that already has nine branch campus of foreign universities that include Nottingham University, University of Reading, Monash University to name a few.
Why pick on Xiamen University alone? Is it because it is in a state held by the Barisan Nasional? Before Xiamen University, we already have Hanjiang (Han Chiang) University in Pulau Pinang and New Era University College in Kajang, Selangor. Why not ask why is the flag of China flying above those campuses as well?
As at the beginning of 2018, China’s investments received in Malaysia is RM63 billion. Japan’s investments received in Malaysia totals RM70 billion. Aren’t we selling the country to the Japanese more?
Furthermore, China’s FDI in Malaysia is at the 10th place and accounts for only 2 percent of the total FDI received by Malaysia. The US debt to China is at US$1.2 TRILLION making its Debt-to-China-versus-GDP at 6.5 percent. Is the US now owned by China? You tell me!
ENCLAVEMENT IN MCKIP, FOREST CITY, FLOURISHING CHINA’S RETAIL COMPANIES IN AEON TOO
AEON is a company that has nine members of the Board. Three of the nine are Japanese while the rest are Malaysians. If the Japanese board members don’t give a hoot about China retail companies in AEON complexes, why should you?
The Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) in Kuantan is a 51:49 percent joint-venture between a Malaysian consortium and a China consortium. How is it that we have sold our country to China when we have a 51-percent control of the park?
Why did the writer also write that there is a CMQIP in China? Yes, there is a China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park which is also a 51:49 percent joint-venture between a China consortium and a Malaysian consortium. Has China also sold its ports, airports and country to Malaysia?
There are also the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (CSSIP) and the China-Singapore Tianjin Eco City (CSTEC), both in China. Has China sold its country to Singapore too?
Exchange 106 is only built by China’s CSCEC, but the master developer is Indonesia’s Mulia Group. Since when is Exchange 106 a China-owned property?
Forest City is an exception. Although only 40 percent of the development is owned by a Malaysian company, it is an enclave for foreigners, not just China’s citizens. About 15 percent is owned by other foreigners including those from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. But does owning only 40 percent make Forest City essentially China-owned?
Similarly, the Marina One and DUO development in Singapore are 60 percent owned by Khazanah Nasional. 40 percent remains with Temasek Holdings. Does that mean those developments are essentially Malaysian? Has Singapore sold itself to Malaysia? Has there been any noise by anyone in Singapore over this issue?
Of course not. Singaporeans are not as stupid and foolish as Malaysians are who would believe anything especially lies and fake news.
Kuala Yong near Jeli, Kelantan is a laid back but picturesque place. Located some 100 kilometres west of Kota Bharu, the village was once the seat of a global controversy that is still being spoken about today – the Pergau Dam affair.
The Pergau Dam affair was about treachery – Mahathir’s style.
It involved an arms scandal as well as aid for the poor that turned into what is now the Pergau Dam.
Allegations of bribes being passed to the then-Prime Minister of Malaysia was abound. But as with the allegations of tens of billions of Ringgits squandered by Mahathir, he never challenged these allegations either.
The Pergau Dam story started with then Secretary of State for Defense George Younger’s agreement with the government of Malaysia in 1988 that the Britain would provide aid in the amount of 20 percent the value of arms sales from Britain to Malaysia. This aid would come in the form of a dam project, despite a subsequent assessment from economists and engineers of the Overseas Development Administration (ODA – the UK’s development arm at the time, which reported to the Foreign Secretary) who found that the dam would not be a cost-efficient way to increase the production of electricity.
In 1991, then Foreign Secretary, Douglas Hurd, authorised the expenditure of £234 million from the aid budget anyway, to maintain a deal made by the defence secretary and approved by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and later John Major. The World Development Movement called for a judicial review of the funding of Pergau Dam on the grounds of a law which states that aid can only be used for “promoting the development or maintaining the economy of a country….or the welfare of its people”.
The British High Court ruled in 1994 that the project was not of economic benefit to the Malaysian people; the deal linked aid directly to commercial contracts and was unlawful.
The Sunday Times ran a story that the dam contractor, George Wimpey International, had paid an initial bribe meant for Mahathir to the tune of USD500,000 (approximately RM1.25 million then). Instead of challenging the newspaper in a court of law, Mahathir got Anwar, who was his Deputy then, to announce ‘Buy British Last II‘.
Lim Kit Siang, Mahathir’s present best friend, jumped at the opportunity to slam the latter. He openly challenged Mahathir to sue the Sunday Times in a court of law – something Mahathir never did.
Although the amount of bribe stated by Lim Kit Siang varied from what was reported by the Sunday Times the last two lines of the above screen capture of Kit Siang’s article shows that monies were transferred to ‘account numbers in Switzerland to which fees related to contract award are to be paid.‘
When the Pergau deal and alleged bribes transfers took place in 1984-85, Mahathir’s right-hand man Daim Zainuddin was the Finance Minister. Coincidentally, it was said that Daim owned, or was in control of, at least a bank in Switzerland, if not more. This was also how, according to Edmund Terence Gomez and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Daim’s company called Baktimu Sdn Bhd was able to obtain a RM40 million loan from the Union Bank of Switzerland to buy a 33 percent stake in Sime UEP for RM75 million in CASH!
Daim only recently divested from the banking business in Switzerland through his company, ICB Financial Group AG.
Could Daim have been involved in providing the accounts into which these payments were credited?
Neither Mahathir nor Daim has come forth to explain, let alone sue especially the Sunday Times for running that story.
In the words of Lim Kit Siang when his struggle then was for the people: