In Bed With Criminals

Tokong Lim asked what is PAS still doing being part of the Selangor state government when it (PAS) has severed political cooperation with PKR.

Wouldn’t a couple be committing aduktery if they slept together after a divorce?” he asked, probably reminded by a habit frequently repeated his Chinese-disguised-as-a-Malay officer.

I often wonder why is DAP in bed with two people whom they severely criticised when they were of no political benefit to the DAP?

Take for example, Anwar Ibrahim, whom DAP insinuated as being a hardcore racist back when he was UMNO but quickly embraced him when they saw the Malay support he could muster at the peak of the ‘Reformasi‘ movement 19 years ago.

Just before that, the late Karpal Singh even went on to insinuate Anwar Ibrahim as being a sodomist in Parliament.

Then Emperor Lim also asked Mahathir to apologise for the rampant corruption, cronyism and nepotism during his premiership.

But the DAP is most forgiving because Mahathir is an old mule that could still serve DAP’s purpose.

Of course DAP maintains all digital records of their leadership lambasting Mahathir because when an old mule is no longer of any use, they can kill it.

The DAP would do anything including sleeping with criminals, go against the Federal Constitution and breach laws just so it can have power.

When Tokong Lim was investigated for corrupt practices, rabbit-teeth Tony Pua said the former must go on leave if charged in court for corruption.

Then in an about turn, he said that there is no need for Tokong Lim to go on leave until he has been found guilty. Otherwise, he would have to go on leave just because of baseless accusations.


Five months earlier forked-tongue Tony said that Najib Razak should resign for being implicated in the 1MDB probe.

Najib Razak has been cleared by the tripartite investigation teams of any wrongdoing regarding 1MDB and unlike ex-convict Lim Guan Eng, was never charged in court.


Recently, a DAP state lawmaker was purged out of the Sarawak state assembly for being a naturalised foreign citizen.

It is unbelievably that the DAP leadership would not know the Elections Act as well as the Federal Constitution’s articles on taking up another country’s citizenship.

But of course the DAP is in the business of duping the rakyat into believing that it is fighting for the rakyat when all they want is the power and to be in positions where they can make money out of the rakyat.

Else why should there be fundraising dinners to fund Empurau dishes and also a RM305 million never-completed study for a tunnel?

DAP is just a bed of crooks, and those who voted for them a a bunch of stupid monkeys.

Mahathir’s Cuckoo Administration

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I was in stitches when I read Mahathir’s latest posting ‘Pentadbiran Kuku Besi‘.  He wrote as if he had never oppress the people during his 22 years as the Premier.  He is fortunate that the Internet was still in its infancy and was only introduced to the masses in the mid 1990s, and Google only came online using its own domain on the 4th September 1998, two days after Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from all government posts as well as from UMNO.  Prior to that Google was hosted under stanford.edu.  Not many of those below the age of 35 could remember the oppression Malaysians were subjected to.

And what has Mahathir written this time?

1. When receiving the membership form to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, some say that they have been threatened by UMNO dan Najib’s government.

2. Various threats were made including not being able to receive BR1M, expulsion from UMNO, removal from Government and government agencies posts, not being given contracts, scholarships would be withdrawn or not given, banks will demand for earlier payments or not give loans.

3. But they prefer to be oppressed knowing, that with their participation in PPBM and vote for it in GE14, the country would enjoy better benefits.

“Rasa Utara” a restaurant chain serving, in my opinion, less-than-delicious food, now has taken up advertising spaces on Mahathir’s blog

4. They say that despite the pressure they would still join PPBM. And they would attempt to get more Bumiputeras including UMNO members to join PPBM.

5. The struggle to them means the willingness to face hurdles. The struggle is meaningless if it is just a walk in the park.

I am quite perplexed by this statement.  Do people who want to join Pribumi actually make prior announcement to UMNO that they would be joining Pribumi?  Or would they just fill in the membership form and submit to Pribumi without bothering to inform UMNO?

As far as my memory serves me, not one person has ever announced his or her joining another political party unless it is arranged by the receiving party for publicity.  And likewise when the situation is reversed.  So, why would there be threats and so on if no one knows of their intention?

Not Being Given BR1M

In my opinion, it is the Pribumis who should not complain about not receiving BR1M.  The reason for this is that according to another Pribumi named Mahathir, the rakyat should not rely too much on handouts from the government. Mahathir also said it would be a big mistake for the government to assume that it would get the support of the BR1M recipients just by giving the the handouts.  Therefore, the Pribumis should not complain to Mahathir about the possibility of being removed from the BR1M recipients list.

In reality, millions of Opposition supporters continue to form lines just to collect BR1M handouts. Students continue to enjoy their scholarships despite going on the street to demonstrate against the oppressive government that continues to give them monthly scholarship money.  And perhaps about 50 percent of civil servants who support the Opposition still continue to go to work and none have lost their job or got demoted for doing so.

And many merit-less Bumiputera contractors still get government contracts despite supporting the Opposition.

Expulsion From UMNO

This is the other reason for me to laugh out loud. If you are already a Pribumi, why bother about being expelled from UMNO?  You cannot have the cake and eat it too!

6. Verily Najib is also desperate to break my spirit. Not only have my police escorts been withdrawn but now even my officers and cooks are being transferred. All my associates are being harrassed and threatened by the Inland Revenue Board especially those who have businesses. If all taxes have been paid there will be additional taxes imposed on them.

For those uninformed, the Office of Tun Dr Mahathir is under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department.  This means, the administration, staffing, budget and others come under the administration of the Prime Minister’s Department.  In short, the salaries of the staff of the Office of Tun Dr Mahathir come from the Prime Minister’s Department.

Who is the Prime Minister? (CLUE: HE IS NOT A KUTTY)

Antara agensi-agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri
Among the agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department (see No.49)

Isn’t it the prerogative of the Prime Minister’s Department to transfer in or out, any personnel from any of the agencies under its purview, also accord, reduce or withdraw any privileges given using the budget of the Prime Minister’s Department?

There is an old adage: don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Even if there are Mahathir’s associates who are being harrassed by the Inland Revenue Board it could mean that previously they were only paying so much in the form of sales and services tax (SST) when under Mahathir and could no longer under-declare their earnings and have to pay higher taxes under the Goods and Services tax (GST) scheme introduced under Najib.  All those who used to cheat the government and the rakyat of their earnings previously are now caught with their pants down!

7. Proton people are not allowed to speak to me, and my business associates are not allowed to approach Proton. It is Najib’s intention that Proton goes bankrupt and can be sold to foreigners for cheap.

8. My name can no longer be associated with Proton. Proton will be sold 100% to foreigners so the nationa car industry would be decimated. Only imported cars will be allowed to be sold in Malaysia. Nothing that I started will be allowed to exist. Let the local industries fail as long as Najib is satisfied.

Proton.  A company that was set up in 1983 to start the national automobile industry.

After 33 years and 2.8 jmillion cars sold, Proton is still a non-government-linked company that still needs the assistance of the government even with the protectionist policy that the government had set.  For 33 years the government has given Proton RM13.9 billion assistance in the form of grants and forgone taxes just to assist Proton to become independent .  Yet, due to porr management decisions, the sale of Proton-made cars dropped from approximately 215,000 in 2011 to 102,175 in 2015 – an average sale of 8,514 units per month.  At the end of March 2016 Proton still had about 30,000 units of cars lying idle and unsold!

With that, Proton once again asked for assistance from the government led by Najib Razak so that 12,000 Proton employees and 50,000 employees of the various Proton vendor companies do not lose their job.  In your opinion, is it right for the government to use taxpayers’ money (using the favourite Opposition catchphrase) to assist a handicapped company?

Well, in the end Najib Razak’s oppressive government agreed to help Proton for the sake of the 62,000 odd direct and indirect employees by giving a RM1.5 billion soft loan.

And who is the owner amongst owners of this severely handicapped company that has no shame asking for help from Najib Razak’s oppressive government?

Senarai para pemilik Proton Holdings Berhad
List of owners of Proton Holdings Berhad

Which Bangladeshi is that whose name is at the top of the list who said that his name can no longer be associated with Proton but got the RM1.5 billion injection from Najib Razak’s oppressive government?  Does it make sense for the government to pump in more money into Proton just to kill it?  Why bother spend even a single Sen if you do not want it to work out?  And how can he say that Proton people are not allowed to speak to him?  Isn’t he one of the owners?

…and businessmen associated with me can no longer do business with Proton…

By this statement, is this a form of admission that Mahathir has been giving his cronies contracts from Proton?  Does this have any role in making this company severely handicapped?

9. Verily, many Malaysian are afraid of trouncing by Najib’s government. This is Najib’s democracy.

10. I will not give up and I believe Malaysians have the will to topple Najib’s iron fist government. They are not afraid. The more the pressure the more the hatred they have for Najib and his government. All are ashamed of the P.M. who has been accused and believed by the whole world to have siphoned billions of the rakyat’s money.

11. The rakyat and I are aware of the intention of the new security law. It is not about foreign terrorism because we have adequate laws for that. Its intention is to break the struggle against Najib.

12. This law that was never assented to by the Yang DiPertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers  accords Najib the power to declare security areas and with that anyone could be held in detention without trial. This is worse than the ISA.

13. If anyone is killed, be it a member of the security forces or the civilian, there will not be any inquest (a magistrate’s examination into the cause of death) held. And family of the deceased will not be able to bring the matter to the courts to seek justice.

14. Actually laws like this cannot be passed without the signature of the SPB Yang diPertuan Agong. But Najib is not one who cares for the law or its regulations. He is the PM and believes that he has immunity from prosecution. His pet the Attorney-General will make sure of that.

15. These are all signs that there is no more democracy in Malaysia. There is only an iron-fisted rule, a dictatorship.

16. The rakyat will protest the destruction of democracy in this beloved nation through a legal process. InsyaAllah the rakyat’s determination will see to the end of Najib’s wrong-doings.

The National Security Council Act that was recently passed was drafted to enable all assets under the various government agencies to be unified under one command that is the National Security Council. It is not just for use in response to terrorist acts but also in times of disasters.  We have seen how poor the inter-agencies coordination was during the floods of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.  The main reason for this weakness was the absence of a unified command to coordinate efforts using assets of the various government agencies.

The power to declare security areas is not something new.  Under Section 31 of the Police Act, 1967, designated police officers have the power to instruct any person to stay indoors while Section 3(1) Public Order (Preservation) Act, 1958, gives the power to the Minister of Home Affairs to declare whichever area that in the view of the Minister should be declared as a security area.  However, Section 18 of the National Security Council Act, 2016 gives this power to the Prime Minister and no longer the Minister of Home Affairs to declare security areas AS ADVISED BY THE COUNCIL.  This means that the Prime Minister CANNOT declare any security area unilaterally.  Is this not better than ONE person making all the decisions without weighing all the inputs from practitioners who are more well-versed in the matters of national security?

Do not equate the power to declare security areas to the power to declare an emergency which remains the power of the Yang DiPertuan Agong, not the Prime Minister’s, nor is it the power of the National Security Council.

And Mahathir should not pay dumb – he is the person who destroyed democracy; even the powers of the Yang DiPertuan Agong to pass or not a bill of law was removed by him and caused the bills that affect other than the power to declare an emergency, the Institution of the Rulers, the position of the Bumiputera and Bahasa Malaysia, to pass without having been assented by the Yang DiPertuan Agong.

Mahathir should realise, he is living in sunset. Enough of lies.


(This post is a translation of a previous post – Pentadbiran Cuckoo Mahathir)

Pentadbiran Cuckoo Mahathir

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Pandai buat lawak juga Mahathir dalam posting beliau terkini bertajuk ‘Pentadbiran Kuku Besi‘.  Beliau menulis seolah-olah beliau tidak langsung berlaku kejam semasa mentadbir sebagai Perdana Menteri selama 22 tahun lamanya.  Beliau beruntung talian Internet secara komersil hanya mula diperkenalkan kepada umum pada pertengahan tahun 1990an manakala Google yang sebelum itu menumpang domain stanford.edu hanya mula secara besar-besaran pada 4hb September 1998, dua hari selepas Anwar Ibrahim dipecat dari semua jawatan kerajaan dan dari parti UMNO.  Tidak ramai yang kini berusia 35 tahun ke bawah ingat akan pemerintahan cara kuku besi yang telah diamalkan oleh Mahathir.

Apa yang telah ditulis Mahathir kali ini?

1. Semasa menerima borang untuk jadi ahli Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, ada yang menyatakan mereka menerima ugutan dari parti UMNO dan Kerajaan Najib.

2. Bermacam jenis ugutan dibuat termasuk tidak akan memberi BR1M, disingkir dari UMNO, atau lucut jawatan dalam Kerajaan dan agensi-agensinya, tidak diberi kontrak, biasiswa tidak akan diberi dan akan ditarik balik dan sebagainya, bank akan tuntut hutang lebih awal dan akan tolak permohonan.

3. Tetapi mereka masih sanggup didera seperti ini kerana kepercayaan bahawa akhirnya, dengan penyertaan mereka dalam PPBM dan mengundi baginya dalam PRU14, nikmat berkali ganda akan diperolehi oleh negara dan diri mereka juga.

“Rasa Utara” Sebuah jaringan restoran yang menghidangkan makanan-makanan Utara yang tidak lagi menimbulkan selera saya untuk makan di situ, kini banyak mempunyai iklan di blog Mahathir

4. Mereka menyatakan bahawa tekanan terhadap mereka tidak akan berjaya menghalang mereka dari menyertai PPBM. Dan mereka berusaha mendapat bumiputra lain termasuk ahli UMNO supaya menyertai PPBM.

5. Perjuangan bagi mereka bermakna kesanggupan mengatasi sebarang rintangan. Perjuangan tidak bermakna jika jalan ke arah matlamat terbuka luas dan ditabur dengan bunga mawar sepanjangnya.

Saya agak hairan dengan kenyataan ini.  Adakah mereka-mereka yang menyertai Parti Pribumi untuk menjadi orang Pribumi ini membuat pengumuman kepada UMNO bahawa mereka akan pergi mengambil borang Parti Pribumi?  Atau adakah mereka akan terus sahaja mengambil borang, mengisinya dan menyerahkan borang permohonan tersebut tanpa perlu mengisytiharkan keluar parti UMNO?

Seingat saya tidak ada satu orang pun yang pernah keluar UMNO umumkan hasrat untuk keluar UMNO sebelum menyertai lain-lain parti politik melainkan untuk tujuan publisiti yang diuruskan oleh parti pembangkang yang menerima bekas ahli-ahli UMNO tersebut.  Begitu juga yang tinggalkan parti pembangkang untuk menyertai mana-mana parti Barisan Nasional.  Maka, apakah timbul cerita berlakunya ugutan itu dan ini?

Tidak Akan Diberi BR1M

Saya rasa, orang Pribumilah yang sepatutnya tidak mengadu dipinggirkan dari menerima BR1M.  Ini adalah kerana menurut Mahathir yang juga merupakan orang Pribumi, rakyat tidak sepatutnya terlalu bergantung kepada bantuan daripada Kerajaan. Mahathir juga berkata pemberian BR1M adalah satu kesilapan kerana jika diberi BR1M pun, ianya tidak dapat membeli sokongan penerima.  Maka, pada pendapat saya tidak perlulah orang yang jadi orang Pribumi ini bersungut mengenai kemunginan tidak mendapat pemberian BR1M.

Hakikatnya, setiap tahun berjuta penyokong serta para ahli parti pembangkang yang menerima BR1M tanpa sebarang sekatan. Ramai penerima biasiswa yang masih menerima biasiswa walaupun turun ke jalan untuk berdemonstrasi menentang Kerajaan zalim yang memberi mereka biasiswa.  Mungkin juga lebih 50 peratus kakitangan kerajaan yang menyokong parti-parti pembangkang masih mempunyai pekerjaan dan tidak ada seorang pun yang dibuang kerja.

Dan masih juga ramai kontraktor Bumiputera yang mendapat kontrak walaupun menyokong parti pembangkang.

Disingkir Dari UMNO

Ini satu lagi sebab kenapa saya katakan Mahathir menulis lawak jenaka. Kalau dah nak jadi orang Pribumi, buat apa nak dikisahkan lagi keahlian dalam parti UMNO?  Takkanlah rindukan UMNO tetapi nak jadi makhluk Pribumi juga?

6. Sesungguhnya Najib amat terdesak untuk melemahkan semangat saya juga. Bukan sahaja escort motosikal polis ditarik balik tetapi pegawai saya dan tukang masak saya pun hendak ditukar. Semua kenalan saya diganggu dengan menghantar jabatan hasil dalam negeri untuk ugut terutama mereka yang berniaga. Jikalau semua cukai sudah dibayar pun cukai tambahan dikenakan.

Untuk yang tiada pengetahuan, Pejabat Mahathir adalah di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri.  Ini bermakna segala pengurusan, kakitangan, kewangan dan lain-lain adalah di bawah kelolaan Pejabat Perdana Menteri.  Pendek kata, para pekerja serta gaji para pekerja di Pejabat Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adalah di bawah kelolaan Pejabat Perdana Menteri.

Siapa Perdana Menteri? (PETUNJUK: BELIAU BUKAN BERDARAH KUTTY)

Antara agensi-agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri
Antara agensi-agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri (lihat No.49)
Bukankah menjadi hak Jabatan Perdana Menteri untuk membuat pertukaran kakitangan di mana-mana agensi di bawah kelolaannya, juga memberi, mengurangkan atau menarik balik apa jua keistimewaan yang diberikan menggunakan bajet Jabatan Perdana Menteri?

Kata orang tua-tua, tak mengenang budi jika kita maki hamun orang yang memberi kita makan.

Kalau ada pun kenalan Mahathir yang diganggu Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri mungkin juga sebab selama ini mereka menipu cukai kerajaan semasa SST dilaksanakan dan kini tidak boleh lari dari cukai GST.

7. Orang-orang Proton tidak dibenar bercakap dengan saya, dan peniaga kenalan saya tidak dibenar mengadakan business dengan Proton. Tujuan Najib ialah supaya Proton bankrap dan boleh dijual dengan murah.

8. Nama saya tidak boleh dikait dengan Proton. Proton hendaklah dijual kepada orang asing 100% supaya industri kereta nasional dihapuskan. Hanya kereta import sahaja yang boleh dijual di Malaysia. Jangan ada apa-apa yang dimula oleh saya. Biar hancur industri tempatan asalkan Najib puas hati.

Proton.  Sebuah syarikat yang telah diwujudkan pada tahun 1983 untuk menjadikan impian sebuah perusahaan automobil nasional berjaya.

Setelah 33 tahun dan 2.8 juta kereta terjual, Proton masih lagi merupakan sebuah syarikat bukan milik kerajaan yang perlu ditongkatkan oleh kerajaan walaupun telah diberi perlindungan perdagangan melalui polisi kerajaan.  Sebanyak RM13.9 billion telah diberikan kepada Proton termasuk dalam bentuk geran dan pelupusan cukai telah diberikan oleh kerajaan untuk membantu syarikat tersebut berdikari.  Namun, akibat pengurusan yang tidak cekap, jualan kereta buatan Proton telah jatuh dari lebih kurang 215,000 buat kereta pada tahun 2011 kepada 102,175 buah kereta pada tahun 2015 – purata sebanyak 8,514 kereta yang dijual sebulan.  Pada penghujung bulan Mac 2016 Proton masih mempunyai 30,000 buah kereta yang tidak terjual!

Dengan itu, Proton sekali lagi memohon bantuan daripada kerajaan yang dipimpin oleh Najib Razak supaya 12,000 para pekerja Proton dan 50,000 orang pekerja syarikat-syarikat pembekal komponen Proton tidak kehilangan mata pencarian.  Pada pandangan anda, adakah wajar kerajaan menggunakan wang pembayar cukai (menggunakan istilah yang sering digunakan oleh pembangkang) untuk menyelamatkan sebuah syarikat yang sakit?

Mahu tidak mahu, kerajaan yang zalim itu jugalah yang kesiankan keluarga seramai 62,000 orang yang berkaitan dengan Proton dan beri sebanyak RM1.5 billion lagi pinjaman mudah kepada Proton.

Dan siapakah para pemilik syarikat Proton yang tidak segan-silu memohon bantuan kerajaan (wang rakyat) akibat kelemahan mereka sendiri?

Senarai para pemilik Proton Holdings Berhad
Senarai para pemilik Proton Holdings Berhad
Bangla mana punya nama teratas dalam senarai tu yang kata nama beliau tidak boleh dikaitkan dengan Proton tapi tetap dapat bantuan pinjaman mudah RM1.5 billion dari kerajaan Najib Razak yang zalim itu?  Adakah masuk akal kerajaan memberi bantuan pinjaman kepada Proton jika tujuannya adalah untuk menghancurkan Proton?  Kalau nak dihancurkan Proton, buat apa nak beri walau satu Sen pun?  Macam mana dia boleh kata orang-orang Proton tidak dibenarkan bercakap dengannya? Dia salah seorang pemilik Proton, kan?

dan peniaga kenalan saya tidak dibenar mengadakan business dengan Proton…

Dengan kenyataan di atas, adakah Mahathir kini membuat pengakuan bahawa beliau memberi kroni-kroni beliau kontrak Proton, dan adakah ini juga menyumbang kepada kerugian yang dialami Proton setelah 33 tahun kewujudannya?

9. Sesungguhnya ramai juga orang Malaysia yang takut didera oleh Kerajaan Najib. Itulah demokrasi Najib.

10. Saya tidak putus asa dan saya percaya rakyat Malaysia akan terus memiliki semangat juang untuk jatuhkan Kerajaan kuku besi Najib. Mereka tidak takut. Lebih kuat tekanan lebih bencilah mereka terhadap Najib dan Kerajaannya. Semua mereka malu dan tidak ingin melihat negara tercinta ini memiliki seorang P.M. yang dituduh dan dipercayai oleh seluruh dunia telah lesap (curi) berbilion duit rakyat.

11. Saya sedar dan rakyat juga sedar akan tujuan undang-undang baru berkenaan sekuriti. Ia bukan untuk pengganas asing kerana undang-undang sedia ada sudah mencukupi. Ia bertujuan mematah semangat dan memberhentikan sebarang protes terhadap Najib.

12. Undang-undang ini yang tidak direstui oleh YDP Agong dan Raja-Raja Melayu memberi kuasa kepada Najib mengisytihar kawasan sekuriti dan dengan itu sesiapa sahaja boleh di masuk dalam tahanan tanpa dibicara. Ini lebih buruk dari ISA.

13. Jika sesiapa terbunuh atau dibunuh, samada anggota keselamatan atau orang awam, tidak ada inquest (pemeriksaan oleh majistret berkenaan sebab-sebab kematian) yang akan diadakan. Dan keluarga simati tidak boleh bawa kes ke mahkamah untuk mendapat keadilan.

14. Sebenarnya undang-undang seperti ini tidak boleh disahkan tanpa tandatangan SPB Yang diPertuan Agong. Tetapi Najib tidak peduli kepada undang-undang atau aturan-peraturan. Ia PM dan ia percaya sebarang pencabulan undang-undang olehnya tidak boleh didakwa di Mahkamah. Pendakwarayanya jinak akan halang.

15. Semua ini menjadi tanda bahawa demokrasi sudah tidak ada lagi di Malaysia. Yang ada hanyalah pemerintahan kuku besi, pemerintahan diktator.

16. Rakyat akan membantah penghapusan demokrasi di negara tercinta ini melalui proses yang halal. InsyaAllah ketegasan rakyat akan akhirnya menamat salah laku Najib.

Akta Majlis Keselamatan Negara yang diluluskan baru-baru ini digubal untuk membolehkan penggembelingan sumber agensi-agensi kerajaan di bawah satu entiti iaitu Majlis Keselamatan Negara. Ia bukan sahaja bertujuan untuk digunakan semasa serangan ataupun untuk menghalang serangan pengganas tetapi juga semasa keadaan kecemasan bencana dan sebagainya.  Kita telah lihat betapa lemahnya koordinasi agensi-agensi kerajaan semasa banjir besar di Kelantan, Terengganu dan Pahang pada penghujung tahun 2014.  Sebab utama kelemahan tersebut adalah disebabkan tidak ada penyatuan pemerintahan untuk menggerakkan agensi-agensi kerajaan di bawah satu pemerintahan.

Kuasa pengisytiharaan sesuatu kawasan sekuriti (keselamatan) itu bukan suatu perkara baharu.  Di bawah Seksyen 31 Akta Polis, 1967 kuasa diberikan kepada pegawai Polis tertentu untuk memerintahkan orang awam untuk berkurung di dalam rumah manakala Seksyen 3(1) Akta Ketenteraman Awam (Pemeliharaan), 1958, memberikan Menteri Dalam Negeri kuasa untuk mengisytiharkan mana-mana kawasan yang difikirkan oleh Menteri tersebut sebagai kawasan sekuriti (keselamatan).  Seksyen 18 Akta Majlis Keselamatan Negara 2016 memberi kuasa ini kepada Perdana Menteri dan bukan lagi Menteri Dalam Negeri untuk membuat pengisytiharaan SETELAH DISYORKAN OLEH AHLI-AHLI MAJLIS KESELAMATAN DALAM NEGERI.  Ini bermakna Perdana Menteri TIDAK BOLEH mengisytiharkan mana-mana kawasan sebagai kawasan keselamatan sekiranya tidak mendapat syor daripada MKN.  Maka ini adalah lebih baik daripada hanya seorang Menteri Dalam Negeri membuat pengisytiharaan tanpa mengambil kira pendapat mana-mana orang yang lain yang lebih arif mengenai keselamatan dalam negeri?

Pengisytiharaan kawasan keselamatan jangan disamakan dengan pengsiytiharaan darurat yang merupakan kuasa yang masih dipunyai oleh Yang DiPertuan Agong, bukan Perdana Menteri, dan bukan juga Majlis Keselamatan Negara.

Dan Mahathir jangan buat-buat lupa – beliaulah bertanggungjawab memusnahkan bukan sahaja demokrasi, malah kuasa Yang DiPertuan Agong untuk tidak meluluskan sesuatu rang undang-undang juga dihapuskan oleh beliau yang menyebabkan rang undang-undang selain rang undang-undang yang melibatkan hal ehwal pengistiharaan darurat, kuasa Raja-Raja, kedudukan Bumiputera dan Bahasa Malaysia, boleh diluluskan walaupun tidak mendapat persetujuan Yang DiPertuan Agong terlebih dahulu.

Sedarlah sikit usia dah lanjut, Mahathir. Cukup-cukuplah membohong.

Jangan Lakukan Kesilapan Dan Kebodohan Saya – Mahathir

  
Tajuk di atas adalah merupakan pengakuan Mahathir sendiri pada tahun 2007.

“Ini adalah salah satu perkara yang perlu kita betulkan. Apa yang diperlukan adalah sebuah kabinet yang tidak selalunya berpengetahuan kerana ianya dibentuk oleh ahli-ahli politik dan bukannya para pakar dan kadangkala ahli politik seperti saya boleh menjadi bodoh,” jawab beliau kepada para wartawan yang memberitahu bahawa kelima-lima lebuhraya bertol dibina semasa beliau menjadi Perdana Menteri.

Kita semua maklum bagaimana baru-baru ini kadar tol dikebanyakan lebuhraya dinaikkan, kecuali lebuhraya-lebuhraya yang dikendalikan oleh PLUS. Ini adalah kerana lebuhraya-lebuhraya PLUS dimiliki 51 peratus oleh UEM Berhad dan 49 peratus oleh Tabung Haji. UEM adalah 100 peratus milik Khazanah. Langkah pemilikan PLUS Berhad telah dibuat di bawah pentadbiran Najib pada tahun 2009.

Bagi kenaikan tambang ERL yang dimiliki YTL Berhad, konsesi ERL telah ditandatangani juga semasa pentadbiran Mahathir. Menurut perjanjian konsesi tersebut, sekiranya kerajaan enggan membenarkan kenaikan tambang, kerajaan wajib membayar RM2.9 bilion kepada YTL atau membenarkan mereka menyambung konsesi selama 30 tahun lagi.

Kenaikan yang membebankan rakyat kini adalah akibat kesilapan dan kebodohan yang telah dilakukan oleh pentadbiran Mahathir. Yang menanggung kebodohan tersebut adalah kita rakyat dan tempias akibat kebodohan tersebut terkena kepada pentadbiran kini. Adalah diharap pentadbiran kini tidak terjangkit kebodohan yang sama dan lebuhraya Pan Borneo bebas tol sepanjang 2,083 kilometer yang diumumkan oleh Najib baru-baru ini merupakan harapan cerah bahawa kebodohan tersebut telahpun berakhir.

Nota kaki: sila baca dengan lebih lanjut bagaimana YTL bekerja kuat untuk mendapatkan kontrak-kontrak kerana ianya bukan syarikat kroni Mahathir

Friday Fools

The recent hike in toll prices have riled users up, including those who have no qualms about spending RM13.80 on a packet of Dunhill cigarettes daily; queued 30 hours for an iPhone 6s rose/gold version; and spend a ridiculous amount of money for Starbucks’s Macchiato Frap.

And they blame Najib for the increase on toll rates.

Virtually all the concessions agreement were signed during Mahathir’s time, and for some like the Maju Expressway, built by Abu Sahid, a good friend of Muhyiddin and crony of Mahathir, and the Senai Desaru Highway built by Ranhill’s Hamdan Mihamad were built in 2004. Both had their concession agreement signed before Mahathir stepped down. The Senai Desaru Highway had its Development Order signed in the late 1990s.

PLUS’s North South highway was built initialy by the government via Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia. Planned during Tun Hussein Onn’s time in 1977, it began construction in 1980, a year before Mahathir became the PM.

Between 1980 and 1985, the LLM built 366km or 41% of the proposed 823km of the highway at a cost of RM3.2 billion borne by the government.

  
In 1986, the whole project was transferred  to UMNO-crony, Halim Saad’s UEM, despite being the most expensive bidder and having had no experience whatsoever in constructing highways.

  
In the end the highway was delivered two years late and the government then had to finance half of the RM3.5 billion budget.

Yes, our money for half of that RM3.5 billion budget. In fact, it was RM1.65 billion.

If you think that that was a bad deal, try swallowing this: we also now have to pay 30 years of toll, and also pay 10% of the bill every three years if tolls are not allowed to be increased. This is reminiscent of the rip-off IPP deal that Mahathir gave YTL that agreement has ended and not renewed by the Najib administration.

In 2011, Najib’s administration took over PLUS from private hands, restructured the deal and avoided future toll hikes. The government owns 51% of PLUS while 49% is owned by the EPF.

All the concession agreements are now no longer being subjected to the Official Secrets Act. I am sure there is a link somewhere where we can view these agreements and the terms given to the concessionaires. However, MEX has this far declined to open up its concession agreement and we must all call for the agreement to be made public as it affects us all.

This brings me to remember what Miss Lim Sian See wrote a few months ago:

Dear Siti Nurhaliza (always wanted to write to her), the PEMUDA UMNO, Pakatan leaders, Tan Sri Muhyiddin, Khairy Jamaluddin dan yang lain lan penyokong Tun Dr M,


If I may seek your passion again, sirs and madams,


The last few days, you people have demanded to seek the truth about the Tabung Haji land purchase from 1MDB as you say it is shameful, putting Haji money at risk, against Agama, etc – with a vengeance and with a vigor thus far unseen.


Now, Malaysia Insider (not always correct nor 100% truthful, I must admit) has bongkar certain Lembaga Tabung Haji deals that seems to be clear bail-outs of the Maju group that has actually caused losses of depositor money. http://tinyurl.com/lmuaz45


These are the allegations by Malaysia Insider (citing Wall Street Journal) regarding Tun M’s govt bailing out private companies using Tabung Haji Money.


1) 1996,- LTH invested RM67m with Maju Holdings project in Johor – only for the project to immediately run into trouble: 


Total loss to Tabung Haji: RM67m


2) 1998 – LTH paid RM436.38 million to Maju Group for two then uncomplete properties valued at RM267.92 million. 


Total loss to Tabung Haji: RM168.46m

Other allegations include: 
-The chairman of Tabung Haji then was Tun M’s brother in law, the late Tan Sri Ahmad Razali Mohamed Ali – a clear case of nepotism.

– Immediate upfront payment RM220 million for a building yet to start construction even though Treasury guidelines only allow maximum of RM5 million – which was 15% value of the construction work.

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Let me highlight the differences between the deals then and now for you:


1) MAJU HOLDINGS deals of he 1990s – Tabung Haji paid RM504 million to a PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL COMPANY for assets professionally valued at RM267.92m – causing REAL LOSSES to TH of RM235.5m


2) 1MDB TRX deal of the 2015 – Tabung Haji paid RM188.5 million to a 100% GOVT-OWNED COMPANY for assets professionally valued at RM195 million (and secured further with another asset worth RM370m) . But will soon sell off at a PROFIT to TH for a few million.


See the difference?


Tun M time: 

One is LOSSES to TH and payment by TH to a private company- money never to be recovered for assets worth less than half of what was paid.


Najib time:

One is PROFIT to TH and payment by TH to a 100% GOVT company – money – money that will immediately be recovered within a week for assets worth more than was paid.

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I am just asking you all to be fair and use the same enthusiasm, venom and vigor to seek the kebenaran on the Tun M era deals.


You have asked MACC, AG, PDRM to investigate 1MDB and TH and Najib. 


Just to be fair, can you please also ask MACC, AG (actually already investigated and found wrong-doing), PDRM to investigate Maju and TH and Tun M?


And if Tun M is guilty as accused (or refuses to answer) then please condemn him as much as you have condemned others and please never again side with him.


Also find out who is responsible but make sure you ask about the case where Tabung Haji lost money and not the one where it made money.


Please be fair and act fairly – or be considered hypocrite.


Have no fear.

I rest my case.

1MDB, IPP et al

I find this a must-share:

Eol Zari
1MDB : A PERSONAL VIEW

E. Zari 18 May 2015.

In the past, I have not said much about the controversial issue surrounding 1MDB. Why 1MDB? What are the roles of 1MDB and its contributions to our national economy? I have been keeping this information to myself for sometimes as I feel it may not be the right time to share with my esteemed readers. However, today I was taken by the information transmitted to me by my close friend. This piece of information is similar to the one which I have been keeping all this while.

I am convinced that this is a non-biased piece of information. Being a LNG Consultant and in the course of my works, I have the opportunity to interact with PETRONAS, TNB, TNB Fuel, PEMANDU, Energy Commission and other known organizations for nearly 3 years from 2011. I help to educate the personnel from PEMANDU, TNB, Energy Commission on the new source of energy – Liquefied Natural Gas as a feed for the power plants and city gas.

My area of specialization is energy. I was once a principal specialist in LNG shipping operations in PETRONAS. I have spent 35 years of my career in this field. Energy is the life blood for infrastructures development and this is a major ingredient for our country in achieving economic progress to become a developed nation.

I leave it to my esteemed readers to interpret on what I have outlined. After all we are human and I expect each and every one of us to have their own views.

Back in 1990s, Malaysia introduced the concept of Independent Power Plant (IPP) for electricity generation. This initiative was under our former Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir. The main players who owned the IPPs were Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar, YTL group, Genting and Anand Krishnan. Sime Darby was also one of them but being a Government linked company not much attention was given. These players got the most attractive deal and it was a one sided. The former chairman of TNB, the late Tan Sri Ani Arope, a man of integrity refused to sign the agreements and he voluntarily resigned in protest.

The opposition parties took the Government to task for granting a one sided deal. They argued that it was a “crony’s agreement” and questioned the needs for the Government to grant substantial subsidy to the IPPs. Even in May 2011, one of the opposition members regarded these IPPs as “a major drug factory” that required substantial subsidy from the Government of estimated RM19 billion a year.

In the mid-2011, I was taken as a LNG Consultant to look into the possibility of importing LNG through the Malacca Regas Terminal at Sungei Udang. This terminal is an open gate similar to the one I used to do in United Kingdom – the Dragon LNG Regas Terminal located at Milford Haven in Wales. The Sungei Udang’s LNG Regas Terminal is owned by PETRONAS and the imported LNG is vaporized as gas to flow into the PGU pipelines. This is in view of the insufficient domestic gas from the East Coast of about 950 mmscfd. TNB requires about 1350 mmscfd. The capacity of Sungei Udang is about 500mmscfd or equivalent to about 40 cargoes of imported LNG via the Q Flex LNG ship of capacity 210,000 m3 each.

Actually, I am humble to note that the concept of the floating LNG storage using two of our old LNG ships with an island jetty, the first in the world was mooted by me to the CEO of PETRONAS Gas the ownership of this project. This idea came by while discussing with him in the car on the way to Narita Airport from Tokyo. With this idea, PETRONAS saved for not doing the dredging and a greenfield shore LNG storage which costs would be very substantial.

As a result of the marked disparity between imported LNG and domestic gas price, TNB who earned a thin margin from the IPPs was not able to absorb this disparity in prices and therefore was not able to buy the gas from the imported LNG directly. Ultimately, PETRONAS has to be the importer and therefore a subsidizer.

Under PM Najib, a company, My Power was formed by the Government to initiate renegotiation with the IPPs for a balanced deal. Thereafter, 1MDB purchased the IPP from Ananda in March 2012 and followed by the purchase of Genting in August 2012. Subsequently, in October 2012, Energy Commission announced the decision on the concessionaries agreement with the IPPs. As outlined in this agreement, there is no further extension of concession for the IPP owned by Ananda and also new concessions for the other three IPPs. Only new concessions are to be given to 1MDB and TNB. This new arrangement will ensure that private companies will not earn excessively at the expense of Government’s subsidy.

As a result of the mistake done since 1990s, for the past 20 years an approximate of about RM100 billion was lost by PETRONAS and TNB because of this inferior deal. Actually, credit should be given to PM Najib, Energy Commission and 1MDB for saving our country from this excessive subsidy granted to these favored companies from the earlier regime. To me credit should be given to whom it is due.

Actually, the rates of tariff for consumers for Peninsular Malaysia should be increased by July 2014 and January 2015 under the Fuel Cost Pass Through (FCPT). But it was never increase because the new revised agreement was improved and was more attractive and balanced to TNB, the final purchaser. Instead, the electricity tariff was reduced from March 2015 due to the reduction of coal prices and the reduction of tariff of these IPPs.

Under this new arrangement, TNB started to register substantial profit from 2013, 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. It records a profit of RM2.3 billion in the first 3 months of 2015. Therefore, with this revised arrangement the benefactors are:

1. TNB registers higher profit,

2. The Malaysian consumers benefit from lower tariff partly due to the reduction of oil prices.

3. PETRONAS will not have to incur higher subsidy which in the past benefit only these private companies, and

4. Consumers of electricity are the ultimate winner.

The losers are the original owners of the IPPs. And this may be the reasons why they are not happy with 1MDB and PM Najib even from the senior members of UMNO.

The issue of Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) and the purchase of land by Tabung Haji is insignificant compared with the amount saved by the revision of the agreement initiated by the present Government.

On the other side of the coin, there are allegations by the oppositions for the misused of fund by 1MDB, the role played by Jholow, the disappearance of proceeds from the Petro Saudi investment and latest the controversial sale of a piece of land of about 1.5 acres for RM188 million to Tabung Haji’s subsidiary. These issues started late last year when 1MDB was not able to raise enough fund to pay their loan installment.

The issue is now further twisted and makes it looked as though 1MDB is losing RM44 billion which is not the case. Actually, 1MDB does not lost RM44 billion. What it lost will be the substantial amount of loan repayments which they have to dig from somewhere because of the reversed operating leverage. Temporarily, their current income is not able to cover the loans and other expenses. However, given time they will be able to reverse this situation. Additionally, because of this bad publicity it is feared that Deutsche Bank may request for early settlement as 1MDB is not able to secure additional collateral. We should refrain from speculating further pending the outcome of the Auditor General’s findings which will be available the latest by end June 2015.

Other personalities including the prominent lawyer and former minister, Zaid Ibrahim commented that as the Chairman of 1MDB, Najib should stand up and face this by responding to the allegations. The Chairman of CIMB, who is Najib’s younger brother, during the luncheon meeting also asserted that the Chairman of the Board and its members of 1MDB to do the same.
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