Barisan Nasional (BN) Social Political Buzz & Bulls

KL road closures for New Year Eve

December 30, 2010KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 Several major roads in a federal collateral will be sealed commencement tomorrow in and with a 2011 New Year Eve celebrations.Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police Chief, ACP Rusli Nohd Noor pronounced in a matter today that a influenced roads were those in a vicinity of Dataran Merdeka, Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Bangsar/Telawi and KL Sentral.He pronounced a highway during a Dataran Merdeka would be sealed from 5pm tomorrow until 6am a following day while a highway during Bukit Bintang would be sealed from midnight tomorrow until 6am on Jan 1.Several other roads were also expected to be sealed in stages according to a prevailing traffic condition, he said. Bernama

PKR leaders refute Gobalas criticisms

December 30, 2010PETALING JAYA, December thirty PKR leaders have refuted criticisms by N. Gobalakrishnan, observant the Padang Serai MP could face the insult suit if he persists with his diatribe.Selangor state senior manager councillor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said the celebration renegades claims were not loyal which Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had refused to re-open the Sivan church in Bukit Gasing, thus failing the Indian village as well as being anti-Hindu.He simplified which the de facto personality had zero to do with the shutting down of the temple.Jeyakumar combined which the stop-work sequence was issued in December 2008, but was later moved in January.Gobalakrishnan has been on the uproar opposite the celebration care around microblogging site Twitter over the past weeks, centring many of his attacks on Anwar as well as newly-elected deputy boss Azmin Ali by observant they were cheating as well as bluffing the Indians.He said currently which Anwar was display his loyal colours by refusing to re-open the Sivan church in Petaling Jaya as well as denying the Hindu village the state senior manager councillor in Selangor.Newly appointed clamp president, counsel N. Surendran, called his accusations as completely false, mischievous, completely baseless as well as the ridiculous lie.Because of the earnest of the nature of this scandalous as well as fake statement, we will be issuing the direct to Mr Gobalakrishnan to retract his unjust, unfair, as well as fake statements opposite Dr Xavier, failing which, the writ will be issued opposite him for defamation, he said.However, when asked if any disciplinary actions will be taken opposite the rebel leader, he declined to criticism as well as said which it will be decided when the partys political bureau convenes, which will likely be next week.There are politicians of the code as well as ilk who always rely on their ethnic identity in sequence to sojourn applicable in the ! governin g body of this country. Mr Gobalakrishnan is the single of them as well as I can tell we which this is standard as well as classic Barisan Nasional character of governing body which is divide as well as rule as well as use competition in sequence to sojourn applicable to the rakyat.Gobalakrishnan had additionally claimed which the appointment of Surendran as vice-chairman had been unconstitutional as the latter was not even the celebration member.However, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah, who is the clamp president, between others, had vouched the legitimacy of his membership.On top of that, he had additionally produced his membership card to reporters today.

Cuepacs president plays down election protests

December 30, 2010KUALA LUMPUR, Dec thirty Cuepacs president Omar Osman pronounced currently which all a protests raised by multiform dependent members of a association yesterday would not stop him from continuing with a certitude placed on him.Omar, who was inaugurated for a second tenure for a 2010-2013 event during a 25th Triennial Convention final week, refused to criticism on a protests.The brand new leadership will go on a mandate given during a convention by focusing on a planning for subsequent year. We wish to carry out a decisions of a convention...where our direction for 2011 is to lift a customary of a service scheme as well as a existent grades.Our focus is for subsequent year...on a protests, I dont wish to comment, he told reporters during Wisma Cuepacs, here.Yesterday, multiform dependent members of a Cuepacs had submitted protests claiming which there were breaches to a constitution as well as regulations during a convention from Dec 21 to 23.Meanwhile, Omar pronounced which subsequent year, a association would attempt to get some-more dependent members on top of removing all eligible polite servants to become members of a union.For a year 2011, we are targeting to lift a integrity of polite servants, lift productivity ...and wish to resolve a problems of a some-more than 6,000 workers, who were reported to have problems by a Director-General of Public Service Department, Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Abdullah recently. We will try to help, he said.He additionally planned to meet with a Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a near future to discuss a problems of polite servants under a State Education Department whose contracts were not renewed.He pronounced which on January 12, he would attend a meeting with a Public Service Department (PSD) during Putrajaya to discuss a brand new evaluation to replace a Efficiency Level Assessment (PTK) examination. Bernama

Kedah:Hub Sex Bebas

Sebelum ini Pisau mendedahkan bidang keberhasilan masaalah sosial di negeri pakatan apabila Pulau Pinang telah dinobatkan sebagai hub penagih dadah,manakala Selangor berjaya meraih tempat pertama sebagai hub perogol ,manakala serambi Mekah dibawah pemerintahan Isle PAS berjaya meraih sebagai Hub Hiv. :klik sini

Tidak ketinggalan Kedah turut mahu bersaing didalam bidang keberhasilan masaalah sosial apabila berjaya menjadi hub kepada Sex Bebas.

Man lets friend have sex with sister

A brother allowed his friend to sleep with his younger sister in a cheap hotel in Alor Star while he did the same with the sisters friend in another room during the Christmas holiday.
Their action came to light when their rooms were raided by the Kedah Religious Department (Jaik) on Saturday afternoon, reported Berita Harian.
Investigations showed that both couples had only known each other the day before they were arrested.
Head of the raiding party Md Nasir Md Dali said the they first checked the room occupied by the brother and found him clad only in a pair of jeans while his 22-year-old partner was only wearing a nightgown.
He said the sister was found together with her partner and both admitted that they were not married.-TheStar
Berdasarkan prestasi ini, melalui pendedahan akhbar The Star,Pisau berasakan Kedah sememangnya layak menjadi hub sex bebas kerana kaedah abang dan adik berzina bersama pasangan masing masing menunjukkan keterbukaan dan hasil daripada persefahaman diantara adik beradik.

Ada juga pasangan yang ditangkap berkhalwat di tengah sawah padi,ada yang ditangkap di pusat peranginan terutamanya Langkawi.Malah Kedah turut menyediakan pintu ke syurga dunia yang terletak di pintu sempadan Bukit Kayu Hitam.

Pisau kata " macam macam hub "

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N5 Tenang: Mazlan Aliman Bohong Isu Kemahang 3

Penjelasan dan penerangan oleh Datuk Ahmad Maslan Tim Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menter mengenai isu FELDA di arah membayar ganti rugi kepada peserta FELDA Kemahang 3.Penerangan dan pendedahan ini jelas membuka pekung dan kerja jahat Mazlan Aliman dan gerembolan PAS.

PRK Tenang menjadi medan pembohongan yang sekarang ini dilakukan oleh Mazlan Aliman dan jentera kempen khawarij PAS

Walaupun diberi amaran tidak boleh berkempen di Tenang,tetapi khawarij PAS sudah turun kesana menghasut peserta FELDA dengan pembohongan dan fitnah.

Pisau kata "Mazlan sendiri serah balik kebun untuk diuruskan oleh felda,tak sedaq diri"

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N. Gobalakrishnan continued his onslaught against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today and called the PKR de facto leader anti-Hindu for failing the Indian community.

The Padang Serai MP has been on a rampage against the party leadership via microblogging site Twitter over the past weeks, centring most of his attacks on Anwar and newly-elected deputy president Azmin Ali.

He told The Malaysian Insider that both Anwar and Azmin have been cheating and bluffing the Indians, claiming that the community had become worst off after Pakatan Rakyat claimed Selangor.

Gobalakrishnan (picture) said today that Anwar was showing his true colours by refusing to re-open the Sivan temple in Petaling Jaya and denying the Hindu community a state executive councillor in Selangor.

Anwar continues to victimise the Hindus. I think he is anti-Hindu by the way he is behaving. I am not asking to remove anybody but include another Hindu (in the Selangor state executive council) so we wont have any of these problems.

They want our votes, we vote. I go ask and beg the people to vote. The day I joined PKR, the Hindus and Indians were throwing stones at me. Nobody wanted join Keadilan, he told reporters while flanked by former MIC leader KP Samy and former MIC Youth information chief S. Subramaniam during a press conference.

He pointed out that 90 per cent of the Indian community in Selangor are Hindus but ironically they are not represented in the state government.

He stressed that it was his responsibility to fight for the Indian community regardless of party lines.

It is my responsibility as a leader of the Indian community to represent the Indians who are neglected. The Indians in this country need proper representation and that is why I been vocal.

And that is the sole reason why Anwar has pushed me aside and also to placate Azmin Ali and (his wife) Sha! msida (T aharin). I am not concerned about all that, I want Datuk Seri Anwar to re-open the (Sivan) temple to the public, he said.

He also spoke again on the closure of the Sivan temple on Bukit Gasing in Petaling Jaya, which he claimed had been Anwars doing.

He added that there are others temples in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) states which are facing similar problems.

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Teo says will continue visiting mosques despite Utusan attack

December 30, 2010Teo: If they consider it is fine for non-Muslims to attend, because should we close a door?KUALA LUMPUR, December 30 DAPs Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching says she will not skip mosques despite renewed attacks by Umnos Utusan Malaysia currently for participating in a mosque event.The initial time parliamentarian took partial in an gymnastics practice session during Masjid Taman Cheras Jaya in her subdivision recently.Teo certified which nonetheless her action might price her party Malay votes, she pronounced she would go on enchanting Muslim voters by village functions.Utusan Malaysia published a front-page story currently with a title Teo Nie Ching makes difficulty again along with a design of her exercising with organisation as well as women in a mosque compound during a new Maal Hijrah carnival.The journal additionally indicted her of wearing tight-fitting clothes. She is graphic wearing a white T-shirt as well as track pants, as were a alternative Muslim participants.In August, a first-term MP was criticised by Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians as well as conservative Muslim groups over her argumentative surau visit, after Utusan Malaysia published a front-page design of her addressing those who were praying during a Al-Huda Surau in Kajang Sentral.When we get an call in from a mosque, afterwards we will go, Teo told The Malaysian Insider today.If their (Utusan Malaysia)s attack is without basis, there is no way we should give in. It is a small as well as low-profile village function. This is an event to foster closer ties with my constituents, she added.In todays story Utusan Malaysia additionally criticised Teo for taking partial in a mixed-gender practice programme during a mosque.In August, Teo was likewise lambasted for entering a Al-Huda Surau with her hair uncovered.Women have been compulsory to cover their hair when entering a mosque.The DAP MP was additionally indicted of delivering a takzirah (! sermon) during her surau visit.The surau committee chairman, Azemi Ahmad, however, had insisted which Teo merely spoke about Selangors preparation loan scheme.Teos argumentative surau revisit had allegedly dissatisfied a Selangor Sultan as well as sparked a notice from a Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS), who banned her from entering a prayer areas of any suraus or mosques in Selangor without its permission.Malay rights organisation Perkasa had demanded which Syariah laws be enacted to anathema non-Muslims from entering mosques as well as suraus.However, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders, including PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, had defended Teo over her mosque visit.Teo pronounced currently she was invited by a Masjid Taman Cheras Jaya to take partial in a gymnastics exercise.If they consider it is fine for non-Muslims to attend, because should we close a door? asked Teo.It was a duty organised by a a outside compound of a mosque, she added.Despite a intensity backlash from a Malay electorate, Teo voiced confidence which Utusan Malaysias readership would eventually decrease due to its biased reporting.We might remove some Malay votes. But we do believe which eventually, Utusan Malaysia will remove its credibility, pronounced Teo.It is a biased journal which regularly plays up dangerous secular as well as eremite issues, she added.The recently-elected Selangor DAP state committee part of additionally forked out which several Malays had corroborated her during a conflict over her surau visit.Many Malay voters or friends visited my Facebook page as well as blog as well as showed their support, pronounced Teo.The reply from a throng there was very good. They welcomed me. we consider we was doing a right thing.

Rawang rest-stop (South bound) closed from Jan 4 to 31

December 30, 2010KUALA LUMPUR, Dec thirty The Rawang Lay-by (South Bound) during KM436.40 of a North-South Expressway (PLUS) will be closed temporarily from Jan 4 to 31 for road resurfacing works.Plus Expressways Berhad, in a matter expelled here today, advised expressway users heading to a south to make use of a Ulu Bernam Rest and Service Area (South Bound) during KM398.80 or a Sungai Buloh Lay-by during KM453.60 (south bound) or a Restoran Jejantas Sungai Buloh during KM458.40. Bernama

Perang Salib Masih Belum Tamat

Kehadiran Islam di Tanah Suci kristian telah bermula sejak penaklukan Palestin oleh tentera Islam Arab dalam abad ke 7. Walaupun begitu, orang Islam tidak banyak campur tangan dalam urusan perjalanan jemaah Kristian ke tempat-tempat suci ataupun menganggu keselamatan bihara-bihara dan masyarakat Kristian di Tanah Suci.

Orang-orang Eropah di barat juga tidak begitu peduli dengan kehilangan baitulmuqdis yang jauh kerana mereka sendiri berhadapan dengan pencerobohan oleh orang Islam dan puak bukan Kristian lain seperti Viking dan Magyar. Bagaimanapun, kejayaan demi kejayaan tentera Islam telah memberi tekanan yang hebat kepada kristian ortordoks timur yang berpusat di Empayar Bizantine.

Perubahan sikap Barat terhadap timur berlaku pada tahun 1009 apabila khalifah Fatimiyyah dari Kaherah iaitu Al hakam menceroboh serta merosakkan Gereja Makam yang Suci di Baitulmuqaddis. Pengganti al-Hakim membenarkan Empayar Bizantine untuk membina gereja semula tetapi dengan syarat yang ketat, dan jemaah Kristian telah dibenarkan semula untuk melakukan kunjungan suci. Terdapat juga khabar angin disebarkan memgenai kekejaman Muslim terhadap jemaah Kristian. Cerita-cerita ini kemudiannya memainkan peranan penting dalam menyeramak Perang Salib pada abad-abad seterusnya.

Terdapat pelbagai Perang Salib di mana yang besar sebanyak sembilan kali. Perang Salib yang penting dan terbesar berlaku pada abad ke-11 hingga ke-13. Perang Salib bukan sahaja berlaku di tanah orang Islam tetapi juga di Iberia dan Eropah tengah.

Sehinggalah hari ini perang salib masih berterusan. Di Afganistan dan Iraq perang salib masih berlaku cuma dengan nama dan bentuk lain sahaja. Umat islam masih diperangi terutama di Palestin.

Kenapa tiba ti! ba aku c erita pasal perang salib? Kalau nak tahu korang boleh klik sini, kat sini dan juga kat sini.

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Ekstremis Kristian Serang Najib

Tiba tiba Ds Najib diserang kononnya ada pegawai dari pejabat beliau tidak sensitif terhadap agama kristian.Sambutan hari krismas yang dihadiri oleh PM di rumah ketua biskop gereja katolik di Kuala Lumpur.

Ds Najib diserang pula kononnya tidak menghayati semangat 1Malaysia oleh Teresa Kok,Khalid Gereja dan Nik Nazmi.

Teresa Kok yang terkenal dengan imej ekstrimis kristian banyak menghentam kerajaan didalam gereja,manakala Khalid Gereja pula dikenali mempertahankan agar nama Allah boleh dipakai oleh golongan kristian dan Nik Nazmi menyerang perjuangan PAS yang mahukan pemerintahan Islam dan Hudud.

Teresa Kok yang terkenal dengan imej anti azan,malah Koks ini lah yang menuduh kononnya wanita cina dibogelkan Polis .Rasis ini terus mendiamkan diri apabila wanita tersebut didapati adalah seorang melayu.

Dakwaan mereka terhadap Najib bertujuan untuk menjatuhkan imej dan semangat 1Malaysia yang amat ditekankan oleh PM. Mereka kelihatan sudah terdesak hingga kembali terpaksa memainkan sentimen agama untuk menyerang Najib dan BN

Politik rasis,membakar sentimen agama adalah taktik biasa yang diamalkan oleh gerembolan pakatan.Modus operandinya adalah politik benci. Mereka mahu rakyat berasa benci barulah senang ditohmah dan menimbulkan keresahan.

Negara yang tidak harmoni menjadi modal untuk menjatuhkan kerajaan,semahu mahunya mereka mahu negara ini berlaku konflik perkauman agar memudahkan pereka pecah dan perintah.

Pisau kata " teresa kok tak hormat Islam,masjid negara dijadikan macam tandas awam"

Letter & Opinion From Joe Public

Report Panas Dah Keluar

Fuyooo adakah identiti menteri kaki rogol tuh dah terbongkar? Fuuhhhh memang tak sangka sungguh. Memang tak percaya. Kalau kita tengok menteri tu..punyalah baik lemah lembut orangnya. Gila kentang report ni.

Terpulanglah nak percaya ke tak. Setakat kertas macam ni memang tak boleh percaya. Apapun spekulasi yang korang buat, aku tak masuk campur. Panas ni bro hehehehehe. Kalau kisah ni tak betul, harap empunya diri tu bersihkanlah diri sendiri macam hari tu hehehe. Kalau kisah ini betul...Hehehehe sendiri mahu fikirlah apa akan jadi nanti hehehehehe.

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Concerns rise over Syed Mokhtars debt load

December 30, 2010KUALA LUMPUR, December 30 Concerns have been taking flight over the growing debt bucket in Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukharys companies now which the tycoon is approaching to snap up the multi-billion ringgit tunnelling stipulate for the citys RM36 billion train use as good as the Penang port.Singapores Straits Times reported currently which the Kedah-born businessmans debts could be as tall as RM25 billion, with RM21 billion itself incurred by his flagship MMC Corp nonetheless his officials claimed many of it is due to plan financing.There have been the horde of corporate governance issues which disease his organisation as good as the chief between them is the taking flight debt load, pronounced the single chief executive of the boutique monetary consultancy.The fright is which his organisation could be the Renong of this decade, pronounced the comparison statesman from Umno, referring to the politically well-connected firm headed by office worker Tan Sri Halim Saad.Renong feasted upon infrastructure projects dished out by former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamads government. But when the regional crisis hit in mid-1997, it was crippled by outrageous debts as good as was eventually bailed out with public funds.The Singapore every day reported which in the past year Syed Mokhtar (picture) had emerged as the single biggest customer of state contracts as good as concessions worth billions of ringgit, creation him Malaysias many favoured corporate son as good as the governments partner of choice.But tighten associates of the lanky as good as indifferent tycoon insist the debt concerns have been misplaced as good as he is not satirical off some-more than he can chew.The journal pronounced they concurred which the debt bucket of Syed Mokhtars corporate flagship, publicly-listed MMC Corp, which stands during just over RM21 billion, may appear high. But the lions share of the de! bt is pl an finance, the complex form of financing indifferent for large-scale infrastructure projects where the debt is typically repaid from supports generated from the businesses.The debt bucket is manageable as good as is tall since of the nature of the businesses the organisation is involved in, pronounced the comparison corporate lieutenant of Syed Mokhtar, who insisted it can easily raise supports to monetary destiny projects.But the little Kuala Lumpur-based bankers have been not so sanguine, observant which the monetary returns from many of the groups resources such as the power plants have been poor yielding, as good as which the ports, which have been not behaving well, could suffer should the global economy enter the slump.The journal additionally pronounced the shares of the listed companies in Syed Mokhtars corporate sovereignty do not appear to interest to conservative foreign as good as domestic account managers.Born to the family of traders with roots in Bokhara, in present-day Uzbekistan, Syed Mokhtar began his business career peddling Thai rice to the state governments in northern Malaysia prior to riding the bang upon the batch marketplace in the 1990s.The collateral from trade in bonds supposing him with monetary heft for his initial major venture: the squeeze of the pier in Johor which currently is the Port of Tanjung Pelepas.The Straits Times pronounced by leveraging upon his strong ties with politicians such as Dr Mahathir as good as stream Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who during the time was the mentri besar of Johor, Syed Mokhtar moved into other areas.Admirers as good as tighten associates told Straits Times which Syed Mokhtar is often favoured since of his lavish donations to Islamic causes as good as political contributions.His companies contributed around RM350 million final year to his own foundation, which focuses upon preparation as good as eremite causes, the journal reported.However, it pronounced critics disagree which the businessmans clout illustrates how! the old clientele complement where business as good as politics engage in Malaysia remains in force.He is the master during the political diversion initial as good as only afterwards the businessman, pronounced the monetary consultant who has finished work for Syed Mokhtars group.

Bloggers' row: RPK vs Desi

Raja Petra: Chong then contacted me and I agreed for Malaysia Today to run it while assuring him I would protect the source of the documents -- which was Malaysia Chronicle and himself."

YL Chong: WHEN HAD I EVER CONTACTED YOU regarding following up on "documents" -- I had never received any documents I had to refer to you RPK!
BUMMER! Looks like Raja Petra Kamaruddin owes Desi one big apology to close 2010 and start a new year on a clean slate. Read it HERE.

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Kit Siang: State secretary row violates spirit of Selangor constitution

December 30, 2010Lim pronounced Putrajaya should not have concerned a Sultan in a appointment of a state secretary. File picKUALA LUMPUR, December thirty The appointment of Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi as a Selangor state cabinet member but initial consulting Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is a defilement of a suggestion of a state constitution, Lim Kit Siang claimed today.The DAP parliamentary personality refuted currently arguments by palace officials which there were no legal supplies which stated which Khalids consent was indispensable for a appointment, observant which a evidence was flimsy as well as unacceptable.Going by this verbatim interpretation, Putrajaya should not have concerned a Sultan in a appointment of a state cabinet member as there is equally no discuss in a state constitution which a Sultan must initial be sensitive of a appointment nor which any royal consent is needed, pronounced Lim in a statement.The Ipoh Timur MP pronounced which although there was no discuss in a Selangor state constitution upon a role of a MB in a appointment of a state secretary, Chief Secretary to a Government Tan Sri Sidek Hassan should have been extra careful in appointing a most without a friend officer to work with a state Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government.The Chief Secretary, who has been delegated a constitutional task to make a appointment, should be mindful of a opposite domestic coalitions using a sovereign as well as Selangor state governments as well as a significance of ensuring an nominee who could work as a bridge-builder or during least not seen as antagonistic to a Selangor state supervision interests vis--vis a sovereign government, pronounced Lim.He pronounced a constitutional convention of consulting a MB upon a appointment should have been observed, stressing which a healthy growth of federal-state relations could be well affected by these series of developments.Article 55 of a Selangor State ! Constitu tion upon Sultan to action upon recommendation provides which a Sultan shall action in suitability with a recommendation of a State Executive Council solely for specific instances as well as a appointment of a state cabinet member is not one of a well-developed cases where a Sultan may action in his discretion.Sidek should remedy this defilement of a suggestion as well as minute of a state constitution in a appointment of a Selangor state cabinet member by carrying out a suggestive conference routine with a mentri besar upon a appointment of a new state cabinet member as well as spare a country as well as people a constitutional crisis, added Lim.The Selangor supervision has insisted it has a last contend in determining a state secretary, claiming which there were no laws suggesting a deadline upon a make a difference after palace officials pronounced Khalid was late in making his choice.Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has concluded with Putrajaya to designate Mohd Khusrin as state cabinet member despite Khalid carrying his own list of names for a top polite service post in a countrys wealthiest state.Selangor has been in misunderstanding since Mohd Khusrin was given a post by a sovereign supervision dual days ago, followed by a Selangor Sultan duly good fortune a choice. The state supervision has maintained which it has not finalised a candidate, observant Khalid has not been sensitive officially.It is understood which a Selangor Sultan is currently divided as well as will usually be back upon January 3, dual days after Mohd Khusrin begins his duties as a newly-minted state secretary.


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Letter & Opinion From Joe Public


PRESS STATEMENT : - 30th Dec 2010
Chairman- Social Care Foundation
Panel Advisor Of Malaysia Anti - Corruption Commission (MACC)

On Friday Dec 31, 2010, we will say goodbye to 2010 and usher in 2011. Fortune tellers, astrologers and Feng Shui practitioners will review the events of past years in self glorification of the accuracy of their predictions. They will attempt to provide new prophecies and guidance to forecast events and good fortunes for the coming year. But, they do it for commercial gains.

As a social activist, I would like to address the fundamentals that are of importance to us as a progressive nation. Malaysia is a country of faiths. It is stated that Islam is the official Religion of the Federation but at the same time, freedom to practice other faiths and religions is guaranteed. How we prosper as a nation cannot be based on fortune telling and guessing games but on hard facts, sound policies and universal principles to be gathered from our faiths and religions.
Whether we are Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists or of any other faiths, the plurality of faiths of this country must be preserved. I call on IKIM and Perkasa not to cause confusion by fanning the differences between us, but to build on the commonality that binds us. Its a folly to claim whose religion or whose god is the right one. All religions teach good things and we all believe in ONE TRUE GOD.

Thus, all talk that cause differences, tensions and schisms must stop. If May 13, 1969, is to be remembered, it should be commemorated as a day of mourning when this multi-cultural and multi-religious beloved country of ours was almost ruined. Thus, it must be our national resolution that May 13th must not recur or Malaysia will become a failed nation. It is our commonality that binds us as a nation si! nce Inde pendence and that will shape our future destiny as 1Malaysian!

With regard to the New Key Result Areas (NKRAs) for reduction of crimes, I congratulate Home Minister Dato Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn, who has worked hard and developed innovative ways to assist the PDRM in the fight against crime. I also congratulate Dato Seri Hishammudin for understanding the importance of public perception and thus ended the former IGPs tenure. Compared to his predecessor, Tan Sri Ismail Omar is a breath of fresh air. Like a clean white sheet, it is now in his hands to re-shape PDRM into the principal respected law enforcement agency that it once was. We, Malaysians, must support Tan Sri Ismail Omar, the current IGP, to aspire for a crime free society.

As a Panel Advisor of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), I applaud the achievements of the MACCs Chief Commissioner, Dato Seri Abu Kassim, in bringing to book some big names this year. In the PKFZ case, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik has been charged. However, the report by the forensic auditors mentioned several other big names, including those still serving in government and are also big names in their political party. These big names have quickly used the MACCs clearance as a political mileage. This has invited public skepticism, especially when it is perceived that a thorough investigation has not been conducted and the clearance was just a political whitewash. That was what the public perceived in the case of former Selangor MB Dato Seri Dr Khir Toyo until he was charged recently. I remind these big names not to be so gleeful, bordering on arrogance.

The public also view with grave suspicion the! allegat ions over the personal conduct of Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Gani Patail who is seen as consorting with Tan Sri Tajudin Ramlis proxy, Shahidan Shafiee. This is of great disservice to the government in the fight against corruption. I have raised this before and the A-Gs continued silence is defeaning. PAS vice president Salahuddin Ayob has now raised the same issue. This is not just a political issue but it also concerns the integrity of the highest law officer of the country. His actions and conduct can erode the credibility of the government.

There is also public scepticism over the conduct of the A-G, in the exercise of his prosecutorial powers. His reluctance to act in certain cases, while very vociferous in others, have given rise to allegations of selective prosecution bordering on persecution. YB Salahudin Ayob also raised this seeming double standards involving the case of lawyer En Rosli Dahlan. En Rosli is widely known to be the lawyer handling the MAS case and has alleged that he had been victimised by rogue elements in the government. It is frightening to the citizens at large that the whole machinery of the A-Gs office and the MACC can be used against one man. The government must dispel this perception of persecution against an innocent citizen.

I have raised these matters without any personal or political agenda. I am not a politician. I speak for what I believe to be true and right. These are matters that have been in the public domain and it is incumbent on me to remind the powers that be of the public displeasure. Only in this way civil activists like me can be of service to the nation, the government and the public. This is consis! tent wit h the reminder by the Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak that those in power must not suffer from the four diseases Delusion, Amnesia, Inertia and Arrogance. I pray that all Civil Servants, Politicians more so the YBs and Ministers, will follow rigidly to our YB PMs directive.

In closing 2010s chapter and in welcoming 2011, I pray for Gods Blessings upon all of us and that we become a truly 1Malaysia nation in the pursuit for Unity, Truth and Justice.

I wish all Malaysians A Happy & Blessed New Year 2011 !!


Letter & Opinion ! From Joe Public

Business as usual despite Alcatel scandal The Malaysian Insider

December 29, 2010DEC twenty-nine It is hard to hold which telecommunications apparatus builder Alcatel Lucent SAs confession which it bribed Malaysian officials to sweeten a understanding is a first-ever occurrence of corporate incorrectness in Malaysia.So it is with some surprise to sense which a Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) currently requested a media currently not to speculate about a scandal.MACC views a allegations very seriously as well as will determine with a parties endangered to obtain sum of a allegations before suitable movement can be taken. MACC seeks a cooperation of a media to not speculate before a sum of this explain can be verified, a MACC corporate communications unit said in a statement.Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) was a bit more prepared. It had a land make a difference as well as vowed to investigate a make a difference if something wrong had occurred as detected by a United States Securities as well as Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as Justice Department upon Monday.Would TM like Malaysians (only those who have been annoyed by corrupt practices) to hold which a inform entrance out of a US is a initial time it is entrance opposite any allegations of incorrectness of this kind involving Alcatel?Problem is which such a position is a widen even for Malaysians who have been served unsteadiness for decades by a supervision as well as government-linked companies.When a authority of an review cabinet resigns over any deal, it should lift red flags.In this case, The Malaysian Insider has reported which Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed resigned as review cabinet authority over alleged irregularities over a Alcatel deal.This move should have led to a vital probe. It did not.Even Khazanah Nasional Bhd, a vital shareholder as well as supposedly a paragon of corporate governance, did diddly squat. Fact is, a same officials who have oversight have been also a executives in a telecoms conglomerate, rais! ing a em anate of a conflict of seductiveness in such matters.But now carrying been held with a pants down, it wants to all of a sudden get serious about investigating a Alcatel scandalActually this reaction should not surprise us. It is usually a tip of a iceberg of a rubbish which goes upon daily in supervision agencies as well as GLCs, all a green as well as yellow books notwithstanding.Can we design heads to hurl or for a conduct honchos to be accountable? No.Not when a MACC says they have been small allegations despite a SEC fining Alcatel US$137 million for a offences. Perhaps a local authorities hold which a SEC as well as Justice Department have been nothing but cowboys operative out their frontier justice.Until a MACC as well as Khazanah take movement to safeguard those guilty have been brought to probity as well as corporate governance is celebrated in GLCs, it will sojourn business as common in Malaysia.

Messy meltdown of Malaysias messiah Calvin Sankaran

Anwar Ibrahim

December 28, 2010 - The Malaysian Insider

Dec 28 When PKR President Wan Azizah admitted the partys Ketua Umum Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the gods gift to Malaysia, she positively did not expect her difference would explode upon her in such the degrading fashion. After anointing as well as elevating her father to such Olympian heights, it must have been hugely embarrassing for her to see the PM-wannabe come crashing down in such an unceremonious approach after being unprotected by WikiLeaks for some decidedly unsaintly deeds.

An Australian daily had reported which Singapores Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, the Singapore supervision as well as the Australian comprehension service, (ONA, Office of National Assessment) were convinced of Anwars shame in the ongoing sodomy trials. It must have been deeply distressing for Anwar to learn which the Singapore supervision reportedly even had justification the former DPM in truth had indulged in insincere acts.

It is well known which most Malaysians, generally Malaysian Chinese, have the top regard for the capabilities as well as viewpoints of both Lee Kuan Yew as well as the Singaporean government. Kuan Yew is revered as the living legend while the Singaporean supervision is concurred to be universe class in conditions of efficiency as well as capabilities.

As such, most Malaysians who formerly had dismissed both Sodomy 1 as well as 2 as nothing some-more than sham trials as well as the political conspiracy to derail Anwars attempt to oust the incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN) from the chair of power, are right away starting to revise their opinions.

This display by WikiLeaks will in truth be the diversion changer for Malaysian governing body not usually for 2010 or 2011, though for most years to come. This means which Anwar Ibrahims mental condition of becoming the next prime apportion has effectively been extinguished as well as his im! petus to Putrajaya has incited into the hasty, panicky retreat.

In light of this intolerable revelation, it is unlikely which most Malaysians would wish to take the risk of voting for Anwar as it would result in the Singapore supervision carrying the strong precedence over him with the reported receive of justification of Anwars wrongdoing. This additionally means which the Singaporeans would be means to dictate whatever conditions they wish Malaysia to imitate with as well as reason the country to release economically as well as diplomatically, if Anwar becomes the PM.

The laughable attempts during repairs carry out by PKRs Director of Strategy Tian Chua, the man improved known for satirical cops than effective PR management, has usually served to make the celebration demeanour intellectually inferior as well as permanently stuck in denial as well as defensive mode.

Things would not have looked as dour for Anwar had this been an isolated incident. But 2010 has been the truly annus horribilis for the ex-DPM. It is rarely unlikely which Anwar would demeanour back during 2010 with most love or nostalgia.

This is the massive contrariety to the highs of 2008 as well as 2009. From the impulse Anwar was triumphantly re-elected as Member of Parliament as well as afterwards as Opposition Leader, Pakatan, PKR as well as Anwar were upon an unstoppable momentum as well as ascendancy. It looked as though Anwar was destined to be the Chief Executive of Malaysia, the in front of which he deeply covets.

However the series of scandals, fallacious as well as self-serving decision-making as well as shockingly diseased leadership, coupled with the betterment of Najib Razak as the new PM, heralded the sharp annulment of fortune. As PKR suffered reversal after reversal in by-elections as well as the lawmakers as well as leaders started to forsake to BN, Anwars charisma upheld the sell-by-date as well as unprotected his inability to conduct the celebration or even appear to be sounding or working recepti! ve durin g times.

The nadir for PKR came ironically when the celebration longed for to showcase the approved credentials. Anwars grand plan of carrying the mass celebration election, presumably the initial in Southeast Asia, incited into the political own goal as well as done the celebration the tellurian shouting stock, While the goal was noble, the outcome, however, was anything though as the celebration headed down the slippery slope to implosion as well as oblivion.

No alternative choosing in Malaysias story has been as blighted by scandal, allegations of bribery, mass manipulation, fist fights, vandalism as well as the complete negligence for as well as trampling of each principle of democracy. It short, the PKR choosing done the hoax of the electoral as well as approved processes as well as usually served to display the own weaknesses.

It combined chaos as well as disunity inside of the party, done respected leaders leave in disgust as well as alienated some of the most ardent polite society supporters as well as most neutral-minded Malaysians.

In the end, Anwar Ibrahim the Opposition Leader as well as the intensity PM of Malaysia, did not even run in the elections though insincere the post of Ketua Umum, the post which conjunction the partys constitution nor approved principles allow.

With his wife as the president, his daughter the single of the VPs as well as his devoted lieutenant the emissary president, PKR hardly looked similar to the print child for the indication approved remodel celebration though dangerously imitative dynastical parties in repressive nations such as North Korea.

Instead of being of the symbol of reform, PKR right away resembles the giant Ponzi intrigue while Anwar himself looks some-more Madoff than the Messiah you had hoped for.

The subject in the minds of Malaysians is this: If Anwar cant even conduct his own family as well as party, can he be relied upon to conduct the republic as well as steward it towards larger heights? To me, the an! swer, ba sed upon his lane record, is the resounding NO.

* Calvin Sankaran reads The Malaysian Insider.

MACC to probe Alcatel Lucent bribery allegations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said today they will investigate US claims that French-based telecom equipment giant Alcatel-Lucent bribed officials to secure contracts.The Paris-based firm has been accused by US authorities to have bribed government officials in Latin America and Asia - including Malaysia - between December 2001 and June 2006.

Alcatel on Monday agreed to pay US$137 million (RM432.4 million) in fines and penalties to settle the charges, after reaching an agreement with the US Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.The Justice Department said Alcatel had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prior to its 2006 merger with US-based Lucent Technologies.
"The MACC viewed the claims seriously and would verify with the relevant parties before deciding on any appropriate actions to be taken," the commission said in a statement..
Consultants funnel bribes
There were no details immediately available on Malaysian officials' involvement in the case.The SEC has said Alcatel's subsidiaries "used consultants who performed little or no legitimate work to funnel more than US$8 million in bribes to government officials in order to obtain or retain lucrative telecommunications contracts and other contracts."
Alcatel-Lucent admitted that the company earned some US$48.1 million (RM148 million) in profits as a result of the actions, officials said.Alcatel agreed to pay more than US$45 million (RM139 million) to settle the SEC's charges, and pay an additional US$92 million to settle criminal charges with the Department of Justice.Apart from Malaysia, the SEC complaint said Alcatel's bribes also went to government officials in Costa Rica, Honduras and Taiwan.
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Msia wins AFF Suzuki Cup, PM declares Friday holiday

Malaysia beat Indonesia on a 4-2 aggregate to lift the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 for the first time in 14 years.An elated Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announced on his Twitter page that Friday will be public holiday to mark the victory. Indonesia won the second leg of the final 2-1 at the Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, but was unable to overcome the three goal cushion set during their 3-0 lost at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Malaysia took the lead when striker Safee Sali scored in the 53rd minute in front of almost 100,000 screaming Indonesian supporters which packed the stadium in a sea of red shirts.

Indonesia rallied later with goals from Mohammad Nasuha (71st minute) and Ridwan (87th).

Malaysia only made the final once, in 1996 when it was called Tiger Cup, losing 0-1 to Thailand.

According to Bernama, Najib also congratulated the Malaysian squad for beating the Indonesian team, describing it as "the greatest night in Malaysian football".

"The young team had done us proud and we must build this success to propel Malaysian football to greater heights," he said in a statement.

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Penang:Akauntabiliti Guan Eng Style,Defisit!

Urustadbir yang baik? Akauntabiliti kononnya diamalkan oleh Lim Guan Eng dibawah CAT sebenarnya banyak memperbodohkan rakyat.Melayu pakatan keterlaluan mempercayai apa yang dikatakan oleh Guan Eng.

Apa saja butir yang keluar dari Cheap Minister pasti akan dijadikan pedoman dan panduan hidup mereka.Bagaikan wahyu,kesemuanya dipercayai bulat bulat oleh khawarij yang terkenal dengan tahap kebebalannya.

Petikan daripada portal My bertarikh 28Oktober membuktikan pentadbiran dibawah ketua menteri sosialis ini lebih banyak retorik dan bohong .Guan Eng berbohong semata mata mahu menunjukkan dirinya amat hebat pada pandangan khawarij PAS .

credit to translator-Siti

Pulau Pinang Lancarkan Projek Mesra Rakyat Tahun Depan Dijangka Difisit 72.99 Juta Ringgit

27hb Pulau Pinang, rancangan Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang lancarkan skim mesra rakyat Pulau Pinang, bajet kewangan sehingga 2011 kelihatan difisit sebanyak 72.99 juta ringgit.

Ini adalah pemerintahan Pakatan Rakyat sejak tiga tahun difisit yang paling tinggi, dimana pada thun 2010 difisit sebanyak 39.959013 juta ringgit, dan pada tahun 2009 sepanjang beberapa tahun hanya sifar difisit dari segi pendapatan kewangan.

Difisit sebanyak 72.99 juta ringgit, kos bina sebuah bangunan pusat pameran (PICC) sahaja sudah memakan 30 juta ringgit, dan lingkaran bulatan di jalan Masjid sudah menelan belanja sebanyak 27 juta ringgit, dengan itu projek-projek telah menelan perbalanjaan yang banyak.

Yang dipertua majlis perbandaran Pulau Pinang Hajah Patahiyah Binti Ismail pertama kali mengumumkan bajet itu pada hari Rabu dalam mesyuarat bajet kewangan Perbandaran itu, dan mendapat kelulusan sebulat s! uara.

Lebihan Perbelanjaan Terpaka Keluarkan Dari Tabung Simpanan

Hajah Patahiyah berkata, hasil pendapatan majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang sebanyak 251.08 juta ringgit, dan perbelanjaan sebanyak 324.07 juta ringgit, sebab itu dalam bajet terpapar difisit sebanyak 72.99 juta ringgit.

walaupun bajet itu kelihatan difisit, tetapi majlis perbandaran Pulau Pinang tidak membebankan rakyat dan itu bukannya berita yang buruk, kerana jika pengeluran perbelanjaan berlebihan, majlis akan keluarkan wang dari tabung simpanan majlis.

Beliau berkata dalam angka sebanyak 251.08 juta ringgit itu termasuk pendapatan dari cukai sebanyak 154.77 juta ringgit, iaitu sebanyak 61.6 peratus daripada pendapatan keseluruahan majlis perbandaran pulau pinang, berbanding tahun 2010 dijangka hasil pendapatan MPPP untuk tahun depan akan meningkat kepada 2.75 juta ringgit.

Dalam bajet MPPP, akan peroleh pulangan sebanyak 76.87 juta ringgit bukan dari cukai, dengan keseluruhannya sebanyak 30.6 peratus, lain-lain cukai dan pulangan perolehan hasil lain-lain pendapatan termasuk dari agensi-agensi kerajaan dijangkan akan peroleh 19.43 juta ringgit.

Dari segi perbelanjaan MPPP pula dianggarkan sebanyak 229.47 juta ringgit, dan perbelanjaan untuk pembangunan sebanyak 41.13 juta ringgit.

Kenyataan daripada Hajah Patahiyah membuktikan kata kata Guan Eng kononnya sejak pakatan mengambil alih berjaya menghapuskan defisit pada perbelanjaan MPSP dan MPPP.Malah tindakan Guan Eng mengarahkan MPPP mengunakan dana sendiri untuk membina PICC banyak menimbulkan keraguan.:klik sini

Projek yang mengunakan wang daripada MPPP dilihat Guan Eng punyai kepentingan kerana beliau sendiri terus mengarahkan agar diberikan projek tersebut kepada satu syarikat tanpa membuat kajian fisibiliti .Runding terus? Memang berlaku,tidak ada tender terbuka sepertimana yang diwar warkan.

Tidak ada pula kedengaran mana mana pemimpin khawarij PAS bercakap mengenai isu ini?Jika benar ! telus me ngapa tidak didedahkan saja kepada rakyat.?

Mana mungkin dapat di dedahkan kerana ini berlawanan dengan konsep CAT seperti gambar di atas yang diamalkan oleh kerajaan negeri terutamanya Guan Eng dan koncu koncunya.

Agak menarik,dalam ketiadaan Guan Eng yang sedang bercuti,Ada 2-3 kerat melayu yang benak menjadi tukang jawap dan memaki hamun didalam blog ini .

Mengkritik Guan Eng bererti mengkritik Nik Aziz.Justeru barang siapa yang cuba mempertikaikan tindakan Guan Eng bererti melawan cakap tok guru khawarij.

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Bola, Cuti, Menteri Dapat Gaji, Majikan Boleh Mati

A Kadir Jasin

TAHNIAHLAH kepada pasukan bola sepak kita kerana menang Piala AFF Suzuki lawan Indonesia.

Malaysia menang agregat 4-2. Indonesia menang pusingan kedua di Jakarta 2-1 tetapi Malaysia kalahkan Indonesia 3-0 di Kuala Lumpur Ahad lalu.

Kita semua berbangga. Kita semua gembira.

Tapi adalah Piala itu begitu hebat sehingga negara perlu diberi cuti umum?

Bagi kerajaan oklah. Tutup sehari dua, no problem.Gaji jalan dibayar oleh pembayar cukai.

Tapi siapa nak bayar gaji pekerja swasta yang cuti? Jawabnya majikan swastalah. Tapi mereka tak ada produktiviti dan yang buka juga perniagaan, kena bayar overtime.

Adakah Kementerian Kewangan akan bagi pampasan kepada majikan swasta yang hilang produktiviti dan lepas itu kena bayar overtime pula?

Inilah susah bila menteri jadi menteri tetapi tidak pernah rasa susah payah jadi majikan swasta, apatah lagi majikan industri kecil dan sederhana (Ikas).

Pekerja memanglah seronok. Tak payah kerja. Gaji jalan. Tapi majikan nak dapat duit dari mana? Cukai nak kena bayar. Sewa kilang dan pejabat nak kena bayar. EPF jalan.

Kalau masa jalan-jalan,pekerja kemalangan atau jatuh sakit, majikan juga yang kena bayar medical.

Ah, Malaysia negaraku, negara cuti, negara relaks tapi nak jadi negara produktiviti tinggi, pendapatan tinggi. Apa dah jadi dengan KPI bapa-bapa dan ibu-ibu menteri?

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Friday a public holiday, says PM

December 30, 2010KUALA LUMPUR, December twenty-nine Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has declared Friday, December 31, 2010 as a public holiday to celebrate a inhabitant football teams win at a Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2010 championships tonight.

Khalid ousts Syed Shahir for MTUC presidency

December 29, 2010PETALING JAYA, December twenty-nine Khalid Atans politically-neutral group swept aside multiform incumbents tonight together with boss Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud for three top posts in a inhabitant kinship centre, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).Khalid, who was emissary president, kick a Kelana Jaya PKR arch who was trying for his third term as boss after toppling Datuk Zainal Rampak in 2004.Khalid perceived 255 votes opposite Syed Shahir who took 213 votes in a feat that is seen to good a ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) sovereign government.The MTUC is seen as a pass organisation for votes in between BN as well as a Pakatan Rakyat (PR) that is led by PKRs de facto personality Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.Khalids group mate Halim Mansor took a powerful secretary-generals post by defeating Kuala Langat MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid as well as J. Solomon.Halim took 188 votes, Solomon 117 whilst Sani perceived 165 votes.Khalids group additionally took a emissary presidency with Mohd Jafar Abd Majid defeating P. Maniyam as well as Abdul Razak Md Hassan.Jafar won 170 votes opposite Maniyams 157 undi as well as Razaks 140 votes.A total of 479 delegates out of 552 expel their votes in a triennial elections.But a MTUC 2010-2013 care is seen as a mixed bag as multiform of Syed Shahirs faction additionally won posts.The emissary secretary-generals post was won by Samuel Devadasan, who won with 291 undi opposite R Jey Kumar who is with Khalids team.Awang Ibrahim from Team Syed Shahir won a monetary secretarys post with 240 votes to kick Abdullah Abu Bakar who perceived 225 votes.The emissary monetary secretary went to Jimmy Tong from Team Khalid with 259 votes opposite Md Helmee Abu who won 205 votes.The winning vice-presidents have been A Balasubramaniam, Robert Vijendran, Mohd Roszeli Majid, W. M. Naim Shukri Mohamad as well as Mohd Khir Mansor for a in isolation zone with Kang Bee Leng, Rosilah Hashim as well as ! Hashim A dnan (public sector) as well as Zainal Ismail, Ahmad Helmi Ibrahim as well as S Subramaniam (statutory bodies).

Mahfuz resigns as chairman of Kedah Sato

December 29, 2010ALOR SETAR, Dec twenty-nine PAS clamp boss Datuk Mahfuz Omar certified currently that he had quiescent as chairman of Syarikat Kedah Sato Sdn Bhd, a Kedah state-government owned company.Mahfuz pronounced he had given his resignation letter to a government of Kedah Sato, a sister company of Syarikat Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), final week.I need not insist a reason for my decision, it will be improved for a media to ask Kedah Sato, he pronounced when contacted here.He combined that given headlines has filtered by a internet and by word of mouth, there is no indicate in denying it.It is loyal and we am not denying it..., he said. Bernama

An Umno sex maniac in the Malaysian Cabinet!

by Mariam Mokhtar, Malaysia Chronicle

By day, he is the epitome of discretion and good manners, fielding questions on the economy and responding to the concerns of his constituents. By night, when he is safe behind the high walls of his gated community, this man‘s sexual prowess and outbursts is his stock in trade.

Who is this man whose identity is being kept secret and who allegedly raped his Indonesian maid three years ago?

After the recent Wikileaks disclosures about Malaysia’s ‘incompetent’ politicians and Najib’s reputation tarred by ‘that murder’, the latest revelation is that former Prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi covered up a rape case involving one of his ministers.

Another popular blog, Rocky's Bru, also claimed that an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) had reported that the alleged rape happened in Kuala Lumpur.

Copies of this report were sent to the United States and Indonesian embassies here, and it contained a transcript of an interview with the alleged victim from Central Java.

It is believed that a copy of the report was also submitted to the Prime Minister's Office.

The maid, a mother of two, had been employed by the minister, a veteran Umno politician, for eight years.

Another site allegedly said that when the maid told the wife of the politician what her husband had subjected her to, the maid ended up being verbally abused and slapped, in a further act of humiliation. Needless to say, the wife did not report the incident to the police.

There have also been claims that at the time, Najib Abdul Razak had seen the file.

According to the NGO's report, the maid’s husband was aware of the rape but because of fear and shame, they were reluctant to press charges. Vicitims and those closest to them often bear the pain and hurt in silence. No one knows the true extent and damage of both the physical and psychological scars of the victims.

The WikiLeaks revelations also showed that Abdullah decided to keep silent because he feared that the issue would affect Malaysia-Indonesia ties.

Malaysian politicians and in particular its leaders, have failed its people and also its neighbours, yet again.

In order to protect both the reputation of his cabinet and of himself, the Prime minister of the day refused to act in accordance with the law so that proper investigations could be started, to establish whether a crime had been committed, or not.

Abdullah cited national security and was prepared to break the law. This is irresponsible of him and shows the lack of morals and sense of justice in him. He is selfish and would sacrifice truth and a woman’s desire to seek justice, over his cabinet’s image, at all costs.

Is this symptomatic of the quality of our leaders? Are there no more decent men left in Malaysia who have high principles and integrity?

If it is not sex scandals or violence in various forms, our sense of trust is eroded with having to deal with corrupt politicians. A few days ago, Najib Abdul Razak, announced that a former politician, Mohd Isa Abdul Samad would become the Chairman of FELDA. Mohd Isa had been convicted and punished for money politics in 2005.

The Malaysian government will never learn, will it? It will continue to ride rough shod over its citizens.

Nevertheless, when asked to comment on this case, PKR Wanita vice-chief Haniza Mohd said that those who flouted the law had to be dealt with, irrespective of their position.

She said, “Although the credibility of the WikiLeaks disclosure could be questioned, if the rape really happened, it would tarnish Malaysia's image and affect bilateral ties. I am not talking specifically about this case, but in general, we cannot have two different legal approaches for VIPs and ordinary citizens. Whoever is accused must face the due process of law, especially when the said offender is a leader who has been given the mandate and trust by the people.”

Haniza stressed that everyone was equal before the law and added, “If the WikiLeaks disclosure is true, then I condemn the crime and urge that legal action be taken against the perpetrator and that the victim be given adequate protection.”

The Jakarta based NGO, Migrant CARE, issued a press release dated August 1st 2007 regarding the case involving Indonesian maid, Robengah and said that it was under investigation. They also said that their findings would be submitted to the relevant authority.

Although the name of the Senior Minister was not mentioned, a PAS blogger claimed that it is possibly connected with the withdrawal a month earlier by a Senior Minister from contesting for a significant position in an international body.

Malaysia Chronicle appends below a press release found on the Tenaganita website:

Migrant Care: Maid Raped by Malaysian Senior Minister

We are extremely concern about the alarming increases in number of such rape and physical abuses incidents happened in Malaysia. Two years ago, we failed to advocate for an Indonesian maid who was raped by a Minister from Kedah.

We wish to express our gratitude towards the concern of the Civil Society and bloggers community in Malaysia with regards to the recent Maid Raped by Malaysian senior minister.

This case involved Malaysian Politician from the ruling party whose Indonesian Maid name Robengah is currently under Migrant Care investigation.

The nature of the case is highly sensitive and involve the national interests of both countries, we hope all the concern parties will be very patient with us because Migrant Care is as concern as the other stakeholders of this loving nation of Malaysia.

As an NGO Migrant Care shall have no political interests to tarnish the image of the politician and political party involved, nor denying the rightful justice of the raped victim.

We cordially request the interested parties please do not create any untruthful speculations before the results of final investigation of which we will officially submit to the relevant authority for their further actions.

Failure of such, then we shall seek justice through international communities.

RELA, in their national missions, has already caused significant hatred feeling among the people in the Republic of Indonesia against Malaysia despite of very cordial diplomatic relationship at the top government to government level. The role of RELA as Indonesian undocumented migrant bounty hunter has become significant security threat to the regional security in the years to come.

It is timely that Malaysia – Indonesia think tank groups seriously study the migrant workers that impacted the social, political, economy and regional security.

We believe justice will be done in accordance to the law of Malaysia through the proper channel and positive constructive engagement with the authorities involved.

Jakarta, 01 August 2007

Wahyu Susilo

Policy Analyst

Anis Hidayah

Executive Director,

Alex Ong

Country Director

As polls loom, Gerakan quells dissent in Penang

December 29, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 – Gerakan has slapped show-cause letters on three Penang leaders in an apparent move to silence dissent against the state leadership and close ranks ahead of the coming general election.

A party source told The Malaysian Insider today that the letters were to censure the three leaders for publicly threatening to resign if their embattled state chief Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan survived the no-confidence vote during the October extraordinary general meeting (EGM)).

It is understood the letters, signed by Gerakan secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow, were delivered to the homes of Kepala Batas division chief Beh Kim Hee, Jalan Baru branch chairman Ooi Liang Chye and another branch chief Chew Chee Huat earlier last week.

The letters came attached with newspaper clippings as proof that the three had issued the threats in public and contained a demand for an explanation for their actions by today.

According to the letter, read out by a source to The Malaysian Insider today, the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) had discussed the trio’s actions during a recent meeting and had decided to reprimand them.

“The CWC has recently discussed your membership status, in view of your announcement to resign in the local media. As we did not receive your resignations and we will not rely merely on this newspaper cutting, we seek your response on the matter.

“If you fail to respond within 14 days from the date of this letter, we shall proceed to present this cutting as proof of your resignation,” the letter said.

The Malaysian Insider understands that only one of the trio has responded to the letters, likely resulting in the automatic disqualification of the remaining two.

Teng and several other Gerakan leaders could not be reached for confirmation.

“But obviously, this is just the party’s way of trying to threaten all those who want to rally against the state leadership.

“They want to shut everyone up but they do not realise that the party is already in trouble in Penang,” said the source.

The source added that although Teng had prevailed in the EGM, the results had failed to quieten the rumblings of rebellion within Penang Gerakan.

The struggling leadership, he added, was lethargic and its “feeble attempt” at stealing some of DAP’s thunder in Penang would likely fail in the general election.

“There is even a dispute over the list of Barisan Nasional coordinators for Penang. From what I heard, there are presently three separate lists, each with different names. This shows that the leadership is still fractured and unable to see eye to eye,” he said.

When contacted, Ooi confirmed that he had received the letter but had refused to respond.

“I do not even want to bother. Why should I? I am not interested anymore because this is a dying party,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He added that he no longer had any faith in Gerakan, claiming that many of its leaders were incapable.

“The party is killing itself. It is pointless to care any longer. Let them die off on their own,” he said.

Ooi pointed out that numerous other party members had openly voiced their grouses against the party leadership through the media but had not received similar letters to disqualify their memberships.

“Many people have said that they wanted to quit but nothing was done to them. In fact, some of them even went on to become coordinators in Penang,” he claimed.

He agreed that the October EGM had failed to soothe ruffled feathers among party members in Penang, Gerakan’s stronghold since 1969.

“Many agreed to work with Teng but he never changed and their heart is not with him. He is the kind of leader that says one thing and does something else.

“I feel sickened so it is okay, there is no need to respond and I am willing to give up my chairmanship,” he said.

When contacted, Beh claimed that he had not received the letter.

Chew confirmed that he had received it three days ago and had issued a response.

“I did not make the statement in public. I was misquoted and I even asked the newspaper to apologise,” he said.

He added, however, that he was unsure if the party had received his letter on time.

“But if they want to revoke my membership, what can I do? I would not be surprised at all,” he said.

MACC says it will ‘verify’ Alcatel kickbacks

December 29, 2010

A filing in the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said two Malaysian consultants were paid a total of US$700,000 for “non-public information” related to competitors’ pricing and bids. – Reuters file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said today it will “verify with parties concerned” before proceeding with any potential probe into the Alcatel international bribery scandal despite the telecommunication giant’s admission that it had paid off Malaysian officials.

The Malaysian Insider reported today that the telecommunications giant had paid US$700,000 for “non-public information” on bids related to Celcom Malaysia’s 3G mobile services.

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has vowed to probe the bribery accusations which led to a US$85 million (RM263.12 million) contract for Alcatel Lucent SA, which sources said surfaced in 2007 but was never investigated.

Alcatel agreed on Monday to pay more than US$137 million to settle US charges that it paid millions of dollars in bribes to foreign officials to win business in Latin America and Asia.

The telecommunications equipment maker was accused of making payments to government officials in countries including Costa Rica, Honduras, Taiwan and Malaysia to win or keep contracts worth tens of millions of dollars, the SEC and Justice Department said.

The anti-graft body requested the media today not to speculate about the scandal.

“MACC views the allegations very seriously and will verify with the parties concerned to obtain details of the allegations before appropriate action can be taken.

“MACC seeks the cooperation of the media to not speculate before the details of this claim can be verified,” its corporate communications unit said in a statement.

A filing in the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said two Malaysian consultants were paid a total of US$700,000 for “non-public information” related to competitors’ pricing and bids, believed to be for TM’s then subsidiary Celcom Malaysia’s new 3G mobile services which were launched in 2005.

“The matter was brought up as the deal did not follow procedure. But nothing was done then,” a source told The Malaysian Insider.

The Malaysian Insider understands that TM director Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed quit as audit committee chairman after the irregularities were discovered but not investigated. The Pulai MP who is now UDA chairman confirmed his resignation but declined to comment due to corporate confidentiality rules.

Celcom and its parent Telekom Malaysia International (TMI) were hived off from TM in 2008. TMI is now known as Axiata Bhd and is listed in local bourse Bursa Malaysia. Its chairman is Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, who is also Khazanah’s managing director.

A company source said Alcatel won the deal to supply third-generation or 3G-related mobile services equipment despite the company not having experience in that sector of the industry. The equipment was later scrapped, the source added.

It is understood that there could be more cases of irregularities in TM acquisitions from Alcatel that were not covered by the SEC probe.

Between December 2001 and June 2006, the company used consultants who funnelled more than US$8 million in bribes to officials, and Alcatel also improperly hired third-party agents in countries like Nigeria to help win deals, authorities said.

Overall, the company admitted it earned about US$48.1 million in profits as a result of the improper payments, the US Justice Department said.

The company agreed to pay US$92 million to settle the criminal charges filed by the Justice Department and also pay more than US$45 million to settle the SEC’s civil charges.

In 2006, France’s Alcatel bought Lucent Technologies Inc, including its famous Bell Laboratories, which was the pioneer of many communications technologies. The company said the bribery violations occurred before the combination.

The filing on Malaysia titled “The Malaysia Bribery Scheme” was eight paragraphs long and reported that “from October 2004 to February 2006, Alcatel bribed government officials in Malaysia to obtain confidential information relating to a public tender that Alcatel ultimately won, the result of which yielded a telecommunications contract valued at approximately US$85 million.”

It noted that TM was owned by the government, who had the status of a “special shareholder” while most senior TM officers were political appointees, including the “Chairman and Director, the Chairman of the Board of the Tender Committee, and the Executive Director”.

“Between October 2004 and February 2006, Alcatel Malaysia personnel paid bribes to employees of Telekom Malaysia in exchange for non-public information. This non-public information included important documents and budget information relating to ongoing bids and competitor pricing information.

“Alcatel Malaysia’s management consented to these payments,” the filing said, adding “these bribes assisted Alcatel Malaysia in obtaining a contract with a potential value of US$85 million.”

The filing said the TM employees who received bribes were ‘foreign officials’ within the meaning of the US Foreign Corrupt Practises Act and “were in a significant position to influence the policy decisions Telekom Malaysia made.”

It added the Basel-based Alcatel Standard made significant lump-sum payments through US bank accounts to two consultants labelled “Malaysian Consultant A” and “Malaysian Consultant B”, purportedly for market research.

“Alcatel Standard paid US$200,000 to Malaysian Consultant A in 2005 for a series of ‘market reports’ describing conditions in the Malaysian telecommunications market. Similarly, Alcatel Standard paid US$500,000 to Malaysian Consultant B in 2005 for a ‘strategic intelligence report.

“However, the work product these consultants prepared could not justify the size of Alcatel Standard’s payments. In fact, Malaysian Consultant A and Malaysian Consultant B did not appear to render any legitimate services to Alcatel Malaysia in connection with these payments,” the filing said.

It added these consultants also worked for Alcatel Malaysia before formal agreements were finalised and executed, under what was called ‘gentlemen’s agreements’, which required that consulting agreements be entered into retroactively.

“This process allowed consultants to work for Alcatel Malaysia without being properly vetted through Alcatel Standard’s due diligence process,” it said.

The case is the latest in a series of bribery cases brought by the Obama administration to crack down on illegal payments by businesses to win contracts.

The cases are: USA v. Alcatel-Lucent France SA et al, 10-cr-20906 and Securities and Exchange Commission v. Alcatel Lucent SA, 10-cv-24620, in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Pakatan should allow direct membership

Which constituency then should the MCLM go after? As a start it should target all the seats occupied by party-hoppers, the ones who have left their party to become BN-friendly independents. If MCLM wants to make a positive difference, those are the seats they should focus on.

Oon Yeoh, The Sun Daily

THE emergence of a so-called third force in the form of the Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) is a big headache for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders. Many of the people in the movement, and those who support such a movement, are the very ones who would normally support PR. So, if the MCLM were to field candidates in a general election, it’s bound to steal votes away from PR.

If PR wants to have a ghost of a chance to take over Putrajaya, it has to avoid such three-cornered fights at all cost.

The MCLM does not want to be a spoiler of course. What it wants is to put forth good candidates for Parliament. And it wants to do this by way of offering its candidates to PR parties.

This doesn’t mean the candidates are keen to join those parties though. This approach is not unprecedented. Perkasa founder Ibrahim Ali (formerly Umno and then independent) ran under the PAS ticket while Wee Choo Keong (Malaysian Democratic Party) and Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj (Parti Sosialis Malaysia) ran under the PKR ticket.

Still, it was not a common thing and occurred in only a few instances. MCLM though is said to want to field some 30 candidates. That’s a lot of candidates for the PR parties to absorb.

What PR should do is formalise itself as a proper coalition and allow for direct membership. If Barisan Nasional (BN) can do it, why not PR? But even if this is done, there’s still the problem of allocating constituencies for these candidates. How are they going to find places for 30 of them?

For one thing, MCLM must be reasonable and not expect to contest in a seat where PR is the incumbent. If they agree to that though, it almost necessarily means that it’s PKR or PAS that will have to make room for the newcomers because DAP won most of the federal seats it contested in.

PKR, in contrast, fielded candidates in a huge number of seats. It won many contests but it lost many as well. If it wants to make way for MCLM, it can.

So can PAS to a certain extent but the kind of candidates MCLM would be putting up are not likely to be the ones that will naturally fit into a PAS constituency. The onus then is really for PKR to give way if it wants to avoid three-cornered fights.

Which constituency then should the MCLM go after? As a start it should target all the seats occupied by party-hoppers, the ones who have left their party to become BN-friendly independents. If MCLM wants to make a positive difference, those are the seats they should focus on.

Then, MCLM should try to win the seats that PR failed to do so the last time around. If it’s true that they have such superior candidates, they should have a fighting chance.

And what happens if PR, and PKR in particular, does not accommodate MCLM’s request? Will MCLM’s leaders go the way of Zaid Ibrahim and spew bitter criticism at PR? Will it also field independent candidates in certain seats and force three cornered-fights around the country?

If it does, that would be the biggest mistake MCLM ever makes for it will then lose all credibility. People who would normally support it will suddenly say, "These guys are so full of themselves."

The key is compromise. Look at how Perkasa, many of whose members are supposedly from Umno, is behaving rationally and deciding not to campaign in Tenang so as to not jeopardise BN’s chances. Tenang has a considerable non-Malay population.

If Perkasa can exercise restraint in an effort to further its agenda, should MCLM exhibit at least as much rationality and restraint to achieve its agenda too?

In other words….

The State Government is fully aware that since Pakatan Rakyat formed the new government after the March 2008 general election the State Government machinery has been throwing a spanner in the works every step of the way in an attempt to sabotage Pakatan Rakyat.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Below are three pieces of news items from Malaysiakini running into four pages about the new Constitutional Crisis that is about to erupt in Selangor -- which is reminiscent of what happened in Perak more than two years ago.

Four pages is a lot of reading and considering that Malaysians are a bunch of lazy buggers let me summarise the whole thing for you.

1) The Selangor State Government knew that the Selangor State Secretary was due for retirement and that the State Secretary is a crucial position and that the Perak State Secretary played a crucial role in bringing down the Pakatan Rakyat State Government in Perak over two years ago.

2) The Selangor Menteri Besar handed over this very important and sensitive issue of selecting the new State Secretary to a mere Political Secretary to handle. In fact, he did not even bother to meet the Sultan to discuss this very important and sensitive issue to ensure that there are no hiccups.

3) This matter was not given prompt attention and there was a long delay in coming to a decision resulting in the Federal Government being able to steal a march on the State Government.

4) By the time the state had shortlisted the number of candidates to three the Federal Government had beat the State Government to the starting line by proposing their own candidate in favour of the three shortlisted by the State Government.

5) The candidate chosen by the Federal Government and agreed by the Sultan is an enemy of Pakatan Rakyat who has done many things in the past that are not in favour of Pakatan Rakyat.

6) The State Government will either have to shut up and agree to the choice of the Federal Government or else go to war with the Sultan.

7) The State Government is fully aware that the choice of State Secretary was done in bad faith and is aimed at undermining and bringing down the Pakatan Rakyat State Government.

8) The State Government is fully aware that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has sworn to grab back Selangor from Pakatan Rakyat.

9) The State Government is fully aware that since Pakatan Rakyat formed the new government after the March 2008 general election the State Government machinery has been throwing a spanner in the works every step of the way in an attempt to sabotage Pakatan Rakyat.

10) The State Government is fully aware that the easiest and surest way of bringing down the State Government is to make sure that the State Administration works opposite and against the elected government.


(1) 'Khusrin came last in job interview'

The federal government's nominee for the Selangor state secretary's post was ranked last among six candidates interviewed by a state-appointed panel, a state government source said.

According to the source, outgoing Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) head Mohd Khusrin Munawi failed to impress the panel during the interview.

"Khusrin could not even speak English properly. In fact, he could not even speak Arabic properly, despite being the Jais director," the highly-placed source said.

Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim had appointed a special panel - comprising state assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim and excos Dr Xavier Jayakumar and Hasan Mohamed Ali - to interview Khusrin, along with five other senior civil servants, several weeks ago.

The source said state Economic Planning Unit director Noordin Sulaiman came in tops, followed by Petaling Jaya mayor Roslan Sakiman and Subang Jaya Municipal Council president Mohammad Adnan Md Ikshan.

Following that, these three names were forwarded to the palace on Dec 17 to seek the Sultan's decision on the replacement for outgoing state secretary Ramli Mahmud.

What criteria the panel used in its selection is uncertain.

Khusrin had read economics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is scheduled to start work as state secretary on Jan 1.

No time limit to hand over the shortlist

Meanwhile, the Menteri Besar's Office rubbished claims by the Selangor Sultan's private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani that the state government was late in handing over its list of candidates for the post.

Khalid's political secretary Faekah Husin insisted that there was no time limit or deadline in appointing a state secretary, especially since Ramli's contract only ends on March 20 next year.

"Although the setting up of the special panel is not compulsory, the Pakatan Rakyat state government has been putting good practices into place, whereby the appointments of senior positions are done transparently, freely and responsibly.

"The MB does not want to be the sole decider in appointing the top civil servant in the state," Faekah said.

It was reported in Berita Harian that Munir had blamed the Pakatan government for being tardy in handing over its candidates list, hence the Sultan's approval of the candidate suggested by the federal government earlier.

Faekah also called on civil societies in the state to perform a solat hajat for "wisdom and strength" for the Sultan in handling this "miscommunication", and appealed for the people of Selangor to remain calm.

Tumultuous relationship

Mohd Khusrin's thorny relationship with the state government stemmed largely from his ban on speakers at mosques and surau without Jais' permission, among others.

The most prominent case involved Jais' decision to take legal action against former Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin for giving a religious talk at a bungalow in Ampang last year.

Recently, Khusrin issued a warning to the committee members of Surau Al Ehsan, Gombak, for inviting PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, a renowned religious scholar, to a speaking function on Nov 22.

He had also suspended the committee of the Al Huda surau in Kajang for allowing Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching, a non-Muslim, to enter its premises during a breaking-of-fast function.

Some lawmakers have gone as far as to call the appointment of Khusrin as state secretary "a form of sabotage" of Selangor by the federal government.


(2) Group moots emergency sitting to say no to Khusrin

The aides to Selangor Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives association (Selproa) have urged the government to convene an emergency sitting of the state legislative assembly to reject the federal government's nominee for the state secretary's post.

Selproa president Abdul Razak Ismail said this must be undertaken to protect the interests of the people of Selangor.

Abdul Razak was commenting on news reports that the palace had approved the appointment of outgoing Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) head Mohd Khusrin Munawi as the new state secretary beginning Jan 1.

“I propose that an emergency state assembly sitting be convened to reject Khusrin's appointment. We don't want Khusrin to become a thorn in the flesh for the Pakatan administration,” he said in a statement today.

The state government has been at odds with Khusrin in recent years, accusing the latter of taking actions that undermined the Pakatan administration.

Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim had reportedly submitted three names, not including Khusrin's, to the palace for its consideration, but the palace had reportedly accepted the federal government's recommendation.

'Preventing BN putsch'

Commenting on this, Abdul Razak said the latest event was a case of manipulation of the palace by BN.

“The palace is being used again to validate attempts by Umno and BN to seize Selangor,” he said in reference to BN's successful ouster of the Pakatan administration in Perak last February.

Abdul Razak argued that BN was attempting to sidestep the law. Referring to Chapter III of the state constitution, he said the appointment of the state secretary does not require the consent of the palace because the state secretary reports directly to the menteri besar.

He said that if Khusrin were to be sworn in by the Selangor Sultan on Jan 5, it would be against conventional practice.

“Normally, the state secretary takes the oath (of office) in front of the menteri besar, as a symbol of his close cooperation with the state civil service and the state administration,” he said.

Khusrin's appointment is the latest in a series of conflicts between the Selangor and the federal governments.


(3) 'Federal gov't hiding behind palace'

The Federal government is a "coward" for hiding behind the palace in the appointment of the new Selangor state secretary, the Seri Setia assemblyperson Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad says.

The appointment of former Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) director Mohd Khusrin Munawi is bound to deepen the rift between the state and federal governments, Nik Nazmi said, calling the move "sabotage".

"It is only common sense and basic professionalism to appoint someone who can work with the government of the day. But here, the federal government has blatantly taken on someone with a clear record of going against the state government.

"This is sabotage," said Nik Nazmi, who was a former political secretary to Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim.

"(Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) has only two objectives - winning the next general election and taking back Selangor because that is where the money is. In other words, I'd call him bacul (coward)," he said when contacted.

With Khusrin's appointment to take effect on Jan 1, many in the Selangor government are calling it a clearcut effort to cripple the Pakatan Rakyat administration.

Khalid yet to meet Sultan

While chief secretary to the government Sidek Hassan has insisted that the approval of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor, has been obtained, it is understood that Khalid has been frantically attempting to seek an audience with the Sultan.

Khalid traditionally has an audience with the Sultan every Wednesday morning, before holding the state executive council meeting.

However, several news reports have indicated that the Sultan is away on leave and will only be back in Selangor on Jan 3, three days after Khusrin is supposed to start work.

Some of the news reports quoted the Sultan's private secretary, Mohamad Munir Bani, as saying that the appointment was final and could not be disputed. Munir also blamed the state government for being late in sending in its recommendations for the post.

It is understood that Khalid had sent in a list of three candidates - including local government heads and a senior state civil servant - all of whom have been interviewed by a special panel appointed by him.

In the meantime, it is learnt that the MB will issue a press statement on the matter later today.

'Appointment goes against protocol'

In defending his former boss, Nik Nazmi said the announcement of the appointment without the MB being informed earlier is considered as "going against protocol".

"Is it right that the MB, the head of the government in which Khusrin will work as the top state civil servant, gets to know about the appointment only through the media?

"The state constitution requires the state secretary to take his oath of office in front of the MB, indicating that a free and respectful relationship is supposed to exist between the MB and the state secretary to smoothen the government machinery," he said.

With Khusrin ranked at Jusa C, Nik Nazmi added, he was under-qualified for the post of the top civil servant in the state - a position that comes with a Jusa A ranking.

Wikileaks Selangor: Khalid rejects Kushrin because he has a cousin waiting

from My Anger, It May be Yours Too

For all their posturing about Ketuanan Rakyat, Pakatan sure is screwing the people royally with stunts such as rejecting a straight-cut civil servant for the Selangor Menteri Besar's relative for state secretary.

Ask anyone in the Civil Service and they will tell you that if you are a wayward somebody you would hate Kushrin's guts because he is someone who doesn't stick just to the spirit of the law but clings on to every letter passed by Parliament.

This was why, when Kushrin was Selangor State Religious Department director he didn't care that Datuk Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin or MAZA is a former mufti of Perlis when he arrested the popular personality for giving religious talks without authority in the state of Selangor.

This is also why Kushrin had no qualms about advising the Sultan that his Highness is correct in not wanting mosques to be used as political stage for anyone.

One would have thought that a Government that values transparency and accountability above all would rejoice upon receiving Kushrin as the most straight of the straight talkers as State Secretary, he would hide nothing and favour no one.

Apart from the fact that the Menteri Besar is showing unforgivable disrespect to the Sultan by refusing to man that His Highness has favoured as State Secretary. Khalid needs to remember that he is administering the state on behalf of the ruler within the context of a federation and the State Secretary is the state administration's link to the Federation.

Khalid's father did not agree to the setting up of our constitutional monarchy, none of us did, we did not have the power to agree to it, the Sultans agreed to the system of constitutional monarchy. They signed off each state's constitution and Selangor's Undang Undang Tubuh makes no provision for the Menteri Besar to choose or in any way determine who is the State Secretary.

Just to prove that I am not talking out of the wrong orifice, here is a scan of the Selangor State Constitution

Click on image for full size scan
Article 52 clearly states that the State Secretary shall be appointed by the Civil Service Commission from amongst members of any of the relevant public services.

Khalid can, of course, argue that Datuk Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman may be a more senior member of the Selangor Civil Service and should be given priority but there is a problem there.

Arif is related to Khalid and this could cast aspersions on His Highness' State Government, I am sure that the service commission had considered this possible faux pas and decided that it is best to give the position to someone that is known as a straight arrow and has the blessing of His Highness.

Recent revelations in APANAMA and Melayu Bersatu and The Unspinners indicate that the Selangor State may have indulged in activities that are openly against the laws of the land, more specifically the Public Order Act.

Whatever its critics may say, the Public Order Act is put in place to ensure peace and orderly conduct of the citizen of Malaysia and anyone who has observed world events know that peace is the foundation on which everything else is built including stability, progress, civil development and everything else.

In fact this little document indicates that Khalid may have gone beyond the boundaries that Arif himself would have been willing to cover up. Khalid's decision to officially finance street demonstrations would have put Arif, as the state financial officer in hot water.

Read the above document carefully and you will see that Khalid's actions have yet to receive the state financial officer's endorsement...

As a senior civil servant Arif would not be foolish enough to sign any procurement document that is issued for the purpose of funding or is directly related to the organisation and execution of a street demonstration, he knows that the government, whether state of federal can never be part of such an act.

Even if Arif is Khalid's relative and stooge I find it difficult to believe that he would sign the procurement papers

Unless of course the MB has him by the short and curlies...

Here are some of the things that you may find interesting;

  1. Arif is on the board of Kumpulan Semesta, the state monopoly that has been accused of being sand thieves themselves. Read it HERE
  2. Arif and Osman Omar are directors of Worlwide, a company that received RM6.5 million from the state Government for a landfill project in Sg Kembong, Beranang. The Federal Government had already paid RM2 million for the project, why the state had to pay more than three-times more for a project that was already done is beyond us, read it HERE

Khalid's decision to officially fund the street demonstrations using state money shows is that the current Selangor Menteri Besar is incompetent to hold office as he fails to understands that the administrator of a state should not be the promoter of anarchy or street rule.

From the above document, only the Menteri Besar is implicated as it indicates that the company hired to produce leaflets for the street demonstrations were appointed by the Menteri Besar's office and the MB's Department.

Khalid is strung to dry alone on this one.

As a closing remark I want to ask this question... Do you think Azmin had a hand in this leak? after all if Khalid falls, Azmin rises.....and remember Azmin Anwar and Azizah was nowhere to be found during the was purely Khalid and his DAP handlers....
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