Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Selamat Tahun Baru - Lets go back to basics

Don't be shocked if our youngsters don't know this flower.
1. Belief in God (Kepercayaan kapada Tuhan)

This Nation has been founded upon a firm belief in God. It was in the name of God that this Nation was established as a sovereign State.

Islam is the official religion of the Federation. Other religions and beliefs may be practised in peace and harmony and there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the ground of religion.


2. Loyalty to King and Country (Kesetiaan kepada Raja dan Negara)

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy and the Yang di‑Pertuan Agong is the sovereign Head of State. Parallel with this institution of the Yang di‑Pertuan Agong as a constitutional monarch is the continued existence of the institution of the State Rulers who are heads of their respective States.

The Yang di‑Pertuan Agong, the Rulers and the Governors are symbols of unity and therefore stand above politics.

The loyalty that is expected of every citizen is that he must be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty the Yang di‑Pertuan Agong and be a true, loyal and faithful citizen of the Federation. In addition, and without derogating from such loyalty, citizens who are subjects of the Rulers mu"i bear true allegiance and loyalty to their respective Rulers.

Loyalty constitutes the soul of our nationalism.. It is this inherent loyalty to King and Country which binds together our various races into one single, united Nation. Loyalty to other countries is inconsistent with undivided loyalty to this Nation.



3. Upholding the Constitution (Keluhuran perlembagaan)

Citizenship confers on a person membership of a state. The Constitution confers on a citizen certain rights and privileges; it also imposes on him certain duties and obligations towards the Nation.

It is the duly of a citizen to respect and appreciate the letter, the spirit and the historical background of the Constitution. This historical background led to such provisions as those regarding the position of His Majesty the Yang di‑Pertuan Agong and Their Royal Highnesses the Rulers, the position of Islam as the official religion, the position of Malay as the national and official language, the special position of the Malays and other Natives, the legitimate interests of the other communities, and the conferment of citizenship. It is the sacred duty of a citizen to defend and uphold the Constitution.


4. Rule o f Law (Kedaulatan Undang-undang)

Justice is founded upon the rule of law. Every citizen is equal before the law. Fundamental liberties are guaranteed to all citizens. These include liberty of the person, equal protection of the law, freedom of religion, rights of property and protection against banishment.

The Constitution confers on a citizen the right of free speech, assembly and association and this right may be enjoyed freely subject only to limitations imposed by law. The rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution do not include the right to overthrow the Government either by force or by other unconstitutional means.

The Rule of Law is ensured by the existence of an independent judiciary with powers to pronounce on the constitutionality and legality or otherwise of executive acts.



5. Good Behaviour and Morality (Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan)
Individuals and groups shall conduct their affairs in such a manner as not to violate any of the accepted canons of behaviour, which include the abhorrence and rejection of any conduct or behaviour which is arrogant or offensive to the sensitivities of any group. No citizen should question the loyalty of another citizen on the ground that he belongs to. a particular community. Good behaviour also includes a high standard of morality in both our personal and public life.



After reading and understanding the five tenets of this nation (above), you can't deny that we are/have been heading in the wrong direction.

We have almost completely abandoned the fundamental principles inked by our founding fathers. It may be bitter but that is the situation we are stuck in now.

Would it be impossible to drop the never ending political debates and blame game (in particular the multiple games played between races and our respective religious experts, politicians and their lackeys) and move on? 

I hope better sense prevails in this blessed nation. Malaysia was flying high, heading towards greater heights just slightly over a decade ago. What happened to her? 

Just slightly over ten years ago, we stood tall in the global arena. Our voices were loud and clear because we called a spade by its name. We were not feared by respected by friends and foes. 

Although we refused to kowtow to any superpower or their lackeys in this region we stood tall in Asia and Asean. 

We chair Asean now. That looks good on paper, but where do we really stand in the eyes of our Asean counterparts. 

Have we now become another lackey of those warmongers?  

There is a Malay saying which reads "Sesat dihujung jalan, pulang kepangkal jalan". If you are a Malaysian you should understand this simple saying.   

It's about going back to basics when everything else ends up in a mess. The Rukunegara could certainly provide some guidance, for the top most principle of the Rukunegara is 'Belief in God'.  

I truly wish, pray and hope that we in Malaysia and the rest of the world have a better 2015.

Happy New Year Malaysia! 



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BENCANA BANJIR - Tolong bantu tanpa 'politik'


Bencana alam yang sedang melanda sebahagian besar negara pada masa ini tidak ubah seperti bencana tsunami yang melanda Aceh sepuluh tahun lepas kecuali skala kemusnahan serta bilangan nyawa yang hilang. 

Keadaan di beberapa kawasan di Kelantan adalah teruk dan amat menyayat hati. Keadaan bertambah teruk apabila bantuan tidak sampai dalam kadar waktu yang munasabah. 

Mengapa dan kenapa bantuan tidak sampai dan alasan-alasan yang telah di-utarakan sebelum ini mungkin boleh diperhalusi dimasa depan agar kemampuan sebenar kerajaan tidak dipertikaikan. 

Sebagai langkah pertama, mungkin wajar jika kita mengenepikan fahaman politik demi anak-anak yang kelaparan susu, orang-orang tua yang kuyup kesejukan tanpa makanan dan minuman, ibu-ibu yg sarat mengandung, kanak-kanak yang tak ada pakaian serta keluarga yang telah hilang tempat berteduh. 

Adalah wajar jika kita berhenti bertanya atau menuding jari jika mangsa banjir disesuatu kawasan itu adalah orang dacing atau bulan. Kita lah sehina-hina mahkluk jika bantuan kepada mangsa banjir pun dihulur berdasarkan fahaman politik. 

Bencana yang melanda kita sekarang adalah peluang untuk merapatkan hubungan sesama manusia. Tidak kira kita Islam, Melayu, Pas, Umno, Kelantan, Perak, miskin atau kaya. Sedangkan binatang ternakan mangsa banjir pun telah mula diselamatkan, ini pula kita sesama manusia. 

Saya terpanggil untuk membuat coretan ini hasil pengamatan serta pengalaman peribadi ketika menghantar bekalan makanan, pakaian, minuman ke kawasan Gua Musang/Kuala Krai diKelantan dua hari yang lepas bersama pihak sukarelawan Masjid Saujana Utama, Sg Buloh.  

Video di-atas juga adalah hasil karya salah seorang sukarelawan MSU. Hanya Tuhan yang dapat membalas amal serta jasa mereka ini. 

Visual di-atas adalah BENAR. Ini bukan propaganda atau drama swasta. Begitulah keadaan sebenar di Kampung Manek Urai (Baru dan Lama), Lata Rek, kawasan Laloh dan kebanyakan kampung lain disekitar Kuala Krai. 

Sebagai manusia yang nyata mempunyai sifat perikemanusiaan, kita harus bangkit membantu sesama manusia tanpa mempersoalkan fahaman politik, agama, bangsa atau apa-apa kriteria lain. 

Dikala bencana sebegini, hentikanlah propaganda politik yang sarat dengan putar belit dan kebencian. 

Pemimpin, ahli dan penyokong parti-parti politik boleh memulakan langkah pertama dengan tidak menuding jari diantara satu sama lain. Dunia sedang perhatikan kita. 

Adalah amat diharapkan agar pemimpin-pemimpin politik dari kedua-dua pihak yang sering menyemai nilai-nilai murni dalam ucapan serta tazkirah mereka kepada umum, mampu duduk semeja untuk membantu rakyat dikala negara dilanda bencana banjir yang terburuk dalam sejarah. 

Hentikan juga penyebaran berita palsu, fitnah dan kebencian melalui facebook, blog, twitter, whatsapp dan sebagainya.

Daripada membazir masa dan tenaga mencipta fitnah serta menyediakan grafik untuk menghina, membenci dan menipu rakyat, baik kita sama-sama bangkit membantu mangsa banjir. 

Tinggalkan lah seketika sifat kenegerian yang negatif sehingga perbandingan berdasarkan khabar angin menimbulkan kebencian yang kadang-kadang tidak berasas samasekali.

Fikirkan lah!


Wallahu a’lam bish-shawabi 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

CONFIRMED - AIRASIA plane crashed into Java Sea

It has now been confirmed by the Indonesian authorities that the ill-fated AirAsia' flight QZ8501 - an Airbus A320 with 162 passengers and crew members on board, registered as PK-AXC, had CRASHED into the Java Sea. 
Debris confirmed to be of flight QZ8501 in Java Sea
The fate of all those onboard the ill-fated AirAsia aircraft is still unknown but there has been reported sighting of bodies in life-jackets. 

We could just hope there are survivors from this latest air disaster. 
RIP QZ8501 REG:PK-AXC

Debris found 'is from AirAsia flight' says aviation chief, as bodies are reported in the sea 


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Sunday, 28 December 2014

UPDATED! - AIRASIA flight PK-AXC reported MISSING

 An Emergency Call Centre for families or friends onboard the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been established. The number is +622129850801

UPDATED! - 12:42hrs
Reported last location before aircraft lost contact  
UPDATED! 12:12hours

AirAsia Indonesia's Airbus A320 with 155 people onboard reported missing while heading to Singapore from Surabaya early this morning. Details in reports below

Authorities are yet to make any official statements. 

Lets pray for the safety of all those onboard flight QZ8501 registered as PK-AXC. 


FIRST confirmation from Indonesia - 

Pesawat AirAsia dari Surabaya ke Singapura Dilaporkan Hilang

SRIPOKU.COM, JAKARTA -- Pesawat AirAsia QZ 8501 dilaporkan hilang dalam perjalanan dari Surabaya ke Singapura pagi ini, Sabtu (28/12/2014).
Direktur Angkutan Udara Kementerian Perhubungan, Djoko Murjatmojo memastikan bahwa pesawat tersebut hilang dalam pantauan radar.
"Saat ini saya sedang di pos pemantauan untuk menunggu berbagai laporan yang masuk," ujarnya saat dikonfirmasi yang dikutip dari Kompas.com.
Dia mengatakan, nanti pihak Kementerian Perhubungan akan memberikan keterangan resmi perihal hilangnya pesawat AirAsia tersebut.
Sementara itu mengutip data penerbangan dari Flightradar, pesawat AirAsia yang hilang adalah Airbus A320 dengan nomor registrasi PK-AXC. Pesawat tersebut berangkat dari Surabaya pukul 05.20 pagi dan sampai di Singapura seharusnya pukul 08.30 waktu setempat atau pukul 07.30.

Flightradar's last recorded tracking was last night. 

More reports from Indonesia. Another one from Kompas.com

NST - Indonesia's Transport Ministry says passengers include 1 Singaporean, 1 British, 1 Malaysian, 3 Koreans; 149 Indonesians. 



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Thursday, 25 December 2014

From Perth to Hawaii - Is Najib heading in Pak Lah's direction?

Our Prime Minister Najib in pink, in the background 
HONOLULU — President Obama has generally refrained from mixing business and pleasure on the golf course. On vacation here in Hawaii, he has mostly hit the links with the same circle of longtime friends and White House aides he usually pals around with. Until Wednesday, when a newbie joined the First Foursome — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The White House said Najib, along with aides Joe Paulsen and Mike Brush, was playing with the president on the course at the Marine Corps base at Kanehoe Bay. Turns out Najib was in town on his own getaway, and it is not unprecedented for Obama to do a golf summit with a world leader. Last year in Hawaii, he played with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. (In 2011, Obama famously played a round with House Speaker John A. Boehner at Andrews Air Force Base that did not exactly lead to a good working relationship off the course.)

Obama has established perhaps a better working relationship with Najib, after making the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Malaysia in nearly half a century last spring. It was unlikely they had an in-depth discussion of their foreign policy agendas on the course, however, but perhaps focusing instead on trying to avoid the sand traps.

In a statement, the White House said: "The two leaders took the opportunity to discuss the growing and warming relationship between the United States and Malaysia. The president said he looked forward to working with Prime Minister Najib in 2015, during Malaysia's chair year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations."

On the 18th hole, reporters were allowed onto the course briefly. Obama missed a putt to the left off the hole, then tried to tap in but "picked the ball up before it missed again," according to a pool report. Najib also missed a second putt, but Obama consoled him with a pat on the shoulder. 
- WASHINGTON POST

Newbie in a foursome, avoiding sand traps and about being consoled by none other than the US President certainly makes a good read. 

If you take golf out of the equation then the whole paragraph above would send different signals to different people. Painting a perception, in most instances, is vital. 

Ok, don't underestimate the perception when our Prime Minister is engaged in a foursome with Supreme Commander of the US Military, the most powerful war machine in the world. 

Obama 'looking forward to working with Najib in 2015' paints a perception that the Malaysian PM will most probably remain in his seat despite the growing uneasiness to his lame, flip-flop leadership. 

The possibility of Obama and Najib focusing on how to avoid sand traps would certainly be useful for both leaders. Obama has his problems too, from Russians to the Republicans. 

Najib in the meantime could probably use the 'how to avoid sand traps' manual to handle the 1MDB saga. I see Najib's strategists, advisors and all those bangangs are still busy shooting messengers. 
  
Oh ya, don't worry Najib Tun Razak with the fact that more than 100,000 people have been displaced in Malaysia due to floods and at least one or two states may opt to declare a state of emergency if the situation worsens. 

The fact that the Prime Minister is away on holiday while the country is wrecked by disaster is nothing new. Jangan mudah lupa. 

Najib is certainly heading in Pak Lah's direction. 

Nasi Kandar (banjir) dah bungkus will lead you to Nasi (Kandar Perth) dah bungkus

In December2006/January2007 when Johor experienced its worst floods in a hundred years, Pak Lah was on holiday in Perth. Jangan mudah lupa. We, the pro-government guys had hit out at him.

If its the same set of rules, start counting. 

p/s I wonder if Obama and Najib also discussed Anwar Ibrahim. I really wonder.


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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Kerajaan jual tanah lagi?

Berita ini mungkin menggemparkan sesetengah rakyat Malaysia manakala segelintir yang tidak mengetahui hujung pangkal sesuatu isu itu mungkin bertanya 'salah ker jual tanah kerajaan'? 

Terdapat khabar berita dan percakapan dikalangan teman-teman bahawa ada perancangan baru dipihak kerajaan untuk menjual sejumlah tanah milik kerajaan di Wilayah Persekutuan untuk menjana pendapatan. 

Katanya perancangan untuk menjual tanah kerajaan ini termasuk rumah serta banglo milik kerajaan dan tanah-tanah yang amat berharga di bandaraya Kuala Lumpur. Mungkin tanah di Putrajaya dan Labuan juga terlibat sama, saya kurang pasti.

Saya difahamkan penjawat awam yang mengetahui perancangan ini amat gusar dengan tindakan pihak yang konon-nya sedang giat mem- 'bulldoze' rancangan mereka untuk menjual tanah pusaka kerajaan kepada pihak swasta dalam dan luar negara. 

Pihak yang dikatakan sedang mem-bulldoze ini juga katanya amat giat menggunakan nama pemimpin tertinggi negara termasuk Menteri Kewangan merangkap Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak. 

Jika benar khabar berita ini, maka menjual tanah milik kerajaan di kala rakyat hebat membincangkan ancaman ketirisan tanah rezab Melayu adalah tidak wajar dan amat membimbangkan. 

Lebih membimbangkan apabila nama pemimpin tertinggi negara dikaitkan dengan perancangan ini. 

Sebaliknya jika perkara ini tidak benar sama-sekali pihak kerajaan harus tampil membuat kenyataan rasmi menafikan 'khabar angin' ini. 

Ini mungkin kerja jahat pihak yang ingin sengaja memburukkan imej Perdana Menteri dan rakan-rakan beliau.

'Khabar angin' ini harus dimatikan kerana ada pihak yang mendakwa kerajaan kita ini sudah hampir muflis angkara salahlaku kewangan yang amat keterlaluan dan kerajaan tiada pilihan lain kecuali menjual tanah pusaka untuk menampung perbelanjaan.

p/s Mungkin, sebagai langkah keselamatan, sudah tiba masanya tanah milik kerajaan ditambah status menjadi Tanah Rezab Melayu.  BTW what happened to the Tugu Negara THEME PARK? 



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Sunday, 14 December 2014

1MDB - Don't shoot the messenger and try to politicise crime

The police report lodged against 1MDB is very specific. The report called for a thorough investigations into specific matters and dealings of a debt-ridden 'sovereign wealth fund' that is wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia. 

The police report makes no mention of or was not aimed at Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Umno the political party or any of its office bearers or members including Umno secretary general Datuk Seri Teuku Adnan Teuku Mansor and his loyal speaker Datuk Salleh Said Keruak from Sabah. 

Even the names of several Umno politicians who are believed to be involved in 1MDB's land purchases, especially in Penang and Selangor, was not mentioned in the report.

Any human being with a just a pinch of common sense would realise that the police report by Datuk Seri Khairuddin (see report and details in my previous posting) was specifically against the much tainted 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

The report is actually an opportunity for 1MDB to come clean, if the fund is indeed clean and has nothing but the interest of this nation and her people at heart.

To me Khairuddin appears like nothing but a responsible Malaysian, with tonnes of guts, who dared stand up to initiate an investigation into 1MDB because there has been so much confusion about the secrecy shrouded 'sovereign wealth fund'. 

Oh ya, he happens to be an Umno member and has been elected as the Deputy Division Chief in Batu Kawan, Penang. 

We hear not only Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Daim Zainuddin but quite a number of other eminent Malaysians, politicians and others, have also been questioning the wheelings and dealings of 1MDB. 

Some do it openly while others in their own forums. Some do it to rectify the situation while many to run down the administration.

Even the Governor of our central bank, Bank Negara, seems very concerned if not disturbed with the debt-ridden wealth fund.  

So, why is there an increased attempt to shoot, ridicule, threaten and defame the messengers? Is someone trying to cover up some criminal activities somewhere?

Why do some Umno leaders go to the extend of 'oiling' a certain PKR top leader, a VP no less, to attack Tun Daim Zainuddin simply because the former Finance Minister had voiced his reservations on the debt-ridden 1MDB and the funds parked in Cayman Islands.

I was told they not only 'oiled' the PKR shorty but also forced mainstream media organisations to provide the space and air-time to publicise the attack against Tun Daim. Why is this so?

Umno's top leader/leaders sleeping with the enemy to cover up a multi-billion dollar scam? I hope not.

Why is it that the Umno secretary general wants the police report against 1MDB withdrawn

Why is the secretary general's speaker Salleh Said Keruak questioning the motive of the report against 1MDB? Are you guys on 1MDB's payroll or have something to hide? If not, why?

I think its time for some politicians, Umno leaders in particular, to realise that the world doesn't revolve around you. This is not about you. This is not about your self serving antics you call politics.

This is about Malaysia our nation. There are fears, and these fears look real, that this nation is being raped by those trusted to administer and manage her. The police report on 1MDB demands nothing but a full disclosure and transparency of 1MDB. What is the problem? 

Opposition politicians too have been having a field day making fun and ridiculing 1MDB for more than a year now, with Government and its supporters stuck dumbfounded unable to counter the Opposition's 'lies'. 

I hope the police report, and I hear about a similar report to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission, is allowed to take its course without any interference. In normal circumstances such investigations would be able to provide some answers to clear the mess.

I strongly believe Najib Razak has nothing to fear. When you have nothing to hide, why fear? I can't say the same about all those learned advisors and slimy characters around him though. 

In fact the Prime Minister, Finance Minister and 1MDB advisor, on his return from overseas, should call for an urgent press conference and make it clear that both the police and MACC will have a free hand to investigate 1MDB.

The government could even consider appointing an independent audit firm to assist our Public Accounts Committee to clear the air about 1MDB, once an for all.

Come clean. That is all what we are asking for. 

p/s In the meantime I would advise Najib's boys to try to keep their cyberdogs in check because they have been forcing dirty laundry out in the open. This is not a request. TQ




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Friday, 12 December 2014

UMNO leader lodges police report on 1MDB


Batu Kawan Umno Division deputy leader Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan speaking to members of the media after lodging the police report on 1MDB at the Dang wangi police station in Kuala Lumpur after Friday prayers today.
The report urges the authorities to look into the following, among other things:
  • The procedures 1MDB follows in raising funds from overseas and in disbursing its funds
  • The question of 1MDB paying interest at rates higher than the market rate
  • The question of 1MDB paying fees to Goldman Sachs International that are considered exorbitant
  • The less-than-transparent parking of funds overseas, specifically in the Cayman Islands
  • Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua’s statement that the Finance Ministry had issued a letter of support to guarantee 1MDB’s loans and Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan’s subsequent assertion that no such letter had been issued
  • The workings of 1MDB subsidiaries, 1MDB Global Investments Ltd and 1MDB Energy Ltd
  • The purchase of energy assets from Powertek Energy and Sanyen Power Sdn Bhd at prices higher than the market price
  • The purchase of 234 acres of land in Air Itam at RM1.38 billion, which will be hard to recover from the proposed housing projects
  • The US$1.2 billion investment in PetroSaudi International Ltd, which was done without transparency
  • The purchase of land from Tadman Resources Bhd in Pulau Indah for RM317 million
  • The purchase, at a premium price, of the site for the Tun Razak Exchange project.
Speaking to the press after making the report,  he said he was not worried that Umno might take action against him. “I’ll ask them on what grounds they would take action because I made the report against a private company, not Umno,” he said. - FMT




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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Cabinet discussed, questioned and surprised with 1MDB?

This is indeed a very refreshing development that would assure the people's confidence and trust in the Government.

A highly placed source revealed early this morning that the Malaysian cabinet which sat for its weekly meeting yesterday had touched on all those negative news coming out of 1MDB and personalities linked to the Government owned company.

A senior minister, I was told, had raised the issue and pointed that none of the members of the cabinet were able to give a clear explanation as to what 1MDB really stood for and the controversies revolving around the sovereign wealth fund's wheelings and dealings.

Another source confirmed that the 'very senior' cabinet member was not alone as a few others had also openly questioned the very need for 1MDB to exist and its benefits to the nation. Some cabinet members were also irked that no one could provide holistic satisfactory explanation to critics.

At least two cabinet members had brought former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's queries on 1MDB to the cabinet's attention.

It is understood that someone in the cabinet also quipped that '1MDB seems to be taking everybody, including this cabinet, on a ride'. 

The Malaysian Cabinet meeting yesterday was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak  is away on an official trip to South Korea. It was understood that the PM would be on a long holiday after the Korea trip.

Najib has come under fire for the dubious wheelings and dealing of 1MDB for more than a year now but the 1MDB Chairman of Board of Advisors has mainly refused to answer or provide satisfactory explanations to his critics who include Dr Mahathir and former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

p/s Could this sudden sense of realisation in the cabinet be due to talk that some top banks have sought Bank Negara's intervention to stop the 1MDB rot?


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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Speaking up and questioning cannot be sedition, even if its about 1MDB

LISTEN for your own good
I fully support and had pressed for the Sedition Act 1948 to be maintained. I'm still very much for the ISA to be re-instituted. My stand is for the simple reason that a big majority of Malaysians are actually for the ISA. 

If you ask me for proof that a big majority of Malaysians actually wanted the ISA, I would direct you to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. I believe the PM cannot provide the evidence to prove me wrong.

That was about the now repealed ISA. The saga endured by the Sedition Act, which miraculously survived the blade, is a similar story with a different ending. However it appears as though the move to sabotage the Sedition Act has not been halted.

I must thank the PM for mustering enough guts to reverse his earlier, unilateral, decision to repeal the Sedition Act 1948 but in the same breath Najib must also be cautioned against condoning the abuse of the act or any other acts for the matter. 

No one is above the law or have been accorded the privilege to abuse the law of this land. 

I reproduce below Tokoh Wartawan Negara Datuk A Kadir Jasin's latest comment in his blog under the posting When PM sues

1. The laws are not at fault. The people enforcing them are. I am for ISA, EO and Sedition Act. But should the government use Sedition Act against people who criticize the PM, his wife and their favourite projects?

2. Is criticizing leaders, their spouses, children and friends an act of dangerous provocation?

3. Is it written anywhere that 1MBD enjoys "kekebalan" (immunity)?

4. Is it wrong for the Tun Dr Mahathir, the Governor of Bank Negara and other caring Malaysians to take the 1MDB board and management to task?

5. Is it wrong to ask why 1MDB paid way above market price for lands it bought in Penang?

6. If 1MDB is so sound, why is it that some Tier 1 banks opted out of the syndicate funding it while others are taking risk lending billion of ringgit to it?

7. More importantly, are these loans being serviced as promised and the IPP vendors being paid?

8. I have contacted Menteri Abdul Wahid Omar (himself a banker) a number of times to give feedback on what is sent to my blog and what I hear from the marketplace.

9. I am not be able to publish all that I hear about 1MBD because they are told to me in strict confidence and I have no way of verifying them.

10. Abdul Wahid said he could not say much because he is governed by BAFIA.

Wallahuaklam.

p/s Take note that when a law is abused, the victim is the said law and as such you don't repeal/amend the law to sort out the mess. Action must be taken against the abuser or abusers, not the victim.



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Monday, 8 December 2014

Najib dibangangkan pegawai sendiri ?

So-li-da-ri-ti.... adalah  'perpaduan' dalam Bahasa Melayu 
Mungkin Perdana Menteri dan Presiden Umno Datuk Seri Najib Razak tidak bersalah apabila beliau tersinggung dengan blogger-blogger sehingga mengeluarkan perkataan “bangang” yang dikira amat kesat. 

Saya diberitahu ketika beliau mengeluarkan perkataan itu kepada blogger-blogger, beliau percaya yang mereka ini adalah kumpulan yang menerima dana dari Umno dan pejabatnya untuk menjalankan tugas mempertahankan kedudukan parti serta dirinya sebagai Perdana Menteri.

Memang beliau patut marah jika blogger-blogger yang menerima imbuhan dari Umno dan pejabatnya bertindak mengutuk dan memperlekehkan Umno.

Tetapi kemarahan Najib hanya bertempat jika benar yang mengkritik Umno dan Perdana Menteri benar-benar menerima imbuhan tersebut.

Tetapi apabila diselidik, didapati blogger-blogger “bangang” yang menimbulkan keresahan Najib bukanlah mereka yang menerima dana atau imbuhan samada dari Umno ataupun pejabat Najib.

Persoalannya bagaimana Najib boleh membuat kesimpulan yang blogger-blogger ini terdiri dari mereka yang mencari makan dengan Umno/Perdana Menteri?

Kekusutan ini amat mudah dirungkai dan tidak memerlukan kecerdikan luar biasa, malahan orang yang bangang pun mungkin berupaya mencari jawapannya.

Isu pertama – siapakah blogger-blogger yang menerima imbuhan dan dana dari Umno/Perdana Menteri untuk melakukan tugasan?

Sudah pasti ada pegawai-pegawai Najib yang ditugaskan untuk melaksanakan tanggungjawab menyalurkan bantuan atau tersebut.

Pastinya, pegawai-pegawai ini mempunyai satu senarai siapakah blogger-blogger yang menerima bayaran/imbuhan/dana itu.

Jika ini telah dapat dipastikan, apa yang perlu dilakukan ialah melakukan “cross-check” atau semakan antara senarai blogger-blogger yang menerima dana dan blogger-blogger yang mengkritik Umno, Perdana Menteri serta isteri tercinta beliau Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Jika blogger-blogger yang mengkritik tersenarai sebagai penerima imbuhan, maka perlu didedahkan nama-nama mereka kepada umum supaya perkataan bangang itu tidak terpalit kepada semua.

Keduanya, jika blogger-blogger yang mengkritik tidak tersenarai sebagai penerima imbuhan, maka Najib harus menarik balik kenyataan bangangnya itu kerana kalau tidak, blogger-blogger yang menyokong Umno akan sentiasa di hina dengan panggilan bangang oleh musuh.

Tetapi yang perlu Datuk Najib beri perhatian ialah nama blogger-blogger yang disenarai sebagai penerima imbuhan tetapi amat tegar mengkritik.

Jika Najib bersifat gentleman, beliau harus memanggil blogger-blogger ini dan tanyakan kenapa mereka mengkritiknya sedangkan mereka dibayar upah bulanan untuk mempertahankan apa saja tindakan beliau.

Disini mungkin Najib akan terkedu apabila mendapati blogger-blogger yang tersenarai sebagai penerima dana dan imbuhan akan menyatakan mereka tidak pernah menerima sesen pun dari dana tersebut dan mereka juga tidak mahu apa-apa imbuhan.

Dalam lain perkataan, mereka adalah blogger-blogger yang menulis mengikut “conscience” ataupun atas rasa kesedaran.

Saya pasti sumbangan kerajaan atau Pejabat Perdana Menteri kepada badan bukan kerajaan/persatuan bloggers tidak boleh dikategorikan sebagai upah, sogokan atau ‘cari makan’ yang disebut Najib tempohari.

Pegawai-pegawai Najib yang menyediakan senarai blogger-blogger sebenarnya tidak pernah dihampiri untuk mendapatkan dana atau imbuhan.

Pegawai-pegawai ini hanya menyediakan senarai dan menyertakan blogger-blogger yang tulisan blog, facebook dan/atau tampalan Twitter mereka menyokong kerajaan, Umno dan Barisan Nasional serta menghentam pembangkang.

Memang benar blogger-blogger yang mengkritik Umno dan Najib kebelakangan ini kebanyakannya penyokong tegar BN sebelum dan semasa pilihanraya ke 13 tahun lalu.

Malangnya kerana kelemahan dan ketidak upayaan Najib selepas PRU13, mereka bertindak mengkritik.

Harapan mereka ialah agar Najib, selaku pengerusi Barisan Nasional dan presiden Umno, akan sedar yang beliau telah silap langkah kerana terlalu bergantung kepada “advisor”, konsultan, branding konsultant dan pelbagai macam penasihat yang rata-rata mempunyai kepentingan diri.

Kontroversi yang menjelma selepas pemansuhan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri serta flip-flop berhubung Akta Hasutan adalah bukti nyata kegagalan Najib serta kualiti penasihat-penasihat beliau.

Belum lagi disentuh malapetaka yang katanya bakal menimpa angkara kepincangan di 1MDB.

Najib perlu sedar, pegawai-pegawainya yang konon-nya bertanggungjawab menjaga/membela blogger lebih berminat memperlihatkan berapa ramai blogger yang bernaung dibawah mereka.

Lebih ramai lebih “impressive” atau menyerlah di mata Najib dan dengan itu jumlah dana dan imbuhan untuk diagihkan pastinya bertambah besar.

Malangnya jelas mereka ini tidak amanah.

Apa yang Najib perlu siasat ialah kemewahan yang terserlah dikalangan pegawainya yang bertanggungjawab.

Jika beliau tidak berkesempatan ataupun lemah hati untuk menangani pegawainya yang tidak amanah, serahkan tanggungjawab itu kepada Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM).

Sudah pasti akan mereka dapati, cara hidup dan kemewahan pegawai Najib tersebut jauh melangkaui pendapatan mereka.

Satu siasatan menyeluruh adalah amat perlu, terutamanya jika Perdana Menteri sendiri benar-benar ingin mengetahui kedudukan yang sebenar dan mengelak daripada terus dibangangkan oleh pegawai sendiri.



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Monday, 1 December 2014

Siapa bangang Datuk Seri?



Kata-kata Dato Md Alwi Che Ahmad di-atas adalah rasa, suara dan perasaan terpendam kebanyakan rakyat Malaysia. Ucapan beliau sungguh bernas, pedas dan pasti menusuk kalbu mereka yang ikhlas. (harap maklum bahawa audio/suara kurang memuaskan)

Tanpa perlu menggunakan perkataan kesat pun, ucapan Dato Alwi Ketereh menjadi tajuk perbualan ramai. Ramai yang terharu sehingga ada seorang rakan bekas Ahli Parlimen Umno dari Sabah berkata 'kalau duduk bersendirian dengar ucapan Alwi betul-betul boleh menangis, sungguh hiba. It is from his heart".

Tidak dapat dinafikan bahawa kata kesat yang dilemparkan Datuk Seri Najib Razak terhadap golongan blogger yang dibayar/di-upah/di-gaji oleh parti Umno juga sedang hangat diperkatakan.

Ramai yang bertanya siapa sebenarnya yang Presiden Umno dan Perdana Menteri tujukan perkataan kesat BANGANG dalam ucapan penggulungan Perhimpunan Agung Umno 2014 pada Sabtu lepas.

Siapa blogger-blogger upahan Umno yang begitu bangang sehingga seorang Perdana Menteri dan pemimpin parti Melayu sanggup mengeluarkan perkataan kesat itu yang disiarkan keseluruh negara secara langsung?

Mungkin Datuk Seri Najib sendiri harus perjelaskan siapa sebenarnya blogger-blogger yang beliau anggap bangang itu kerana ramai juga bloggers Umno yang terasa panas dan pedas. Yang tidak menerima walau se-sen dari Umno tetapi menyokong Umno juga amat tersinggung dengan 'bangang' PM kita.

Luahan rasa hati dalam facebook juga sudah kelihatan.


Tokoh wartawan negara Datuk A.Kadir Jasin telah menzahirkan pendapat beliau dalam tulisan Mohd Najib Kecam Blogger Upahan Umno. Sila baca dan tafsir sendiri pengamatan beliau.

Ada teman yang mengatakan bahawa sebenarnya Najib tidak marah, hanya berseloroh ketika mengungkapkan perkataan BANGANG dalam ucapan penggulungan beliau. Harus di-akui ucapan penggulungan Najib nyata lebih baik daripada ucapan dasar yang hambar dengan lawak So-li-da-ri-ti yg dikatakan hasil nukilan penulis ucapan Najib.

Oleh kerana ada pendapat mengatakan Perdana Menteri hanya berseloroh, maka pasti tidak salah jika kita juga berseloroh menggunakan perkataan yang sama.

Siapa sebenarnya yang bangang Datuk Seri?

Apakah perkataan itu boleh dilemparkan keatas mereka yang bertanggungjawab memansuhkan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA), EO serta RR dan berjanji untuk memansuhkan Akta Hasutan secara unilateral?

Umum harus mengetahui bahawa ISA di-mansuhkan tanpa apa-apa perundingan dan hanya berdasarkan seruan dan saranan penasihat serta konsultan. Kini seluruh negara mengakui kita perlukan suatu undang-undang pencegahan seperti ISA untuk melindungi negara ini dari pelbagai ancaman dari luar dan dalam. Malah kita kini sedang merangka kembali satu rang undang-undang baru yang hampir serupa dengan ISA. Kenapa ini terjadi?

Siapa yang sebenarnya bangang Datuk Seri?

Pengumuman, di Perhimpunan Agung Umno, bahawa Akta Hasutan 1948 akan dikekalkan disambut dengan tepukan gemuruh, sorakan dan standing ovation. 

Presiden Umno diperlihatkan sebagai hero kerana dikatakan mempertahankan Akta Hasutan, tetapi kita harus bertanya kenapa dan bagaimana Akta Hasutan 1948 menjadi satu beban dan isu yang begitu hangat?

Apa dan siapa punca sebenar sehingga NGO-NGO serta individu2 termasuk bekas Perdana Menteri, hakim-hakim, Ketua Hakim Negara serta bekas Ketua Polis Negara serta pemimpin masyarakat bangkit mendesak agar Kerajaan tidak memansuhkan Akta Hasutan?

Siapa sebenarnya yang bangang Datuk Seri?

Apakah perbuatan melantik Penasihat British di Pejabat Perdana Menteri, selepas lebih 57 tahun negara ini mencapai kemerdekaan dari Britain juga boleh di-anggap bangang?

Pada pendapat saya baik Dato Alwi Ketereh, seorang pemimpin akar umbi yang jelas tentang perjuangan, berani, tidak kurang ajar, tidak menggunakan perkataan kesat dan menjiwai hati dan perasaan rakyat dilantik sebagai penasihat kepada Perdana Menteri.

Harus diakui bahawa Perdana Menteri kita ini seolah-olah tidak mempunyai jati diri yang kukuh, senang di-ugut, di-desak, di-tarik kesana-sini seperti lembu yang dicucuk hidung (ini perumpamaan dan saya juga berseloroh). Flip-flop Akta Hasutan serta pemansuhan Akta ISA adalah bukti nyata dalam perkara ini.

Perdana Menteri kita harus melantik seorang penasihat yang mempunyai jati diri yang ampuh serta akal fikiran yang tajam and a heart in the right place. Bukan tempat warganegara British bekas Pengarah Urusan syarikat Yahudi APCO di inner circle Presiden Umno. Ini lebih teruk dari bangang.

Apakah tindakan melantik individu yang tidak sesui langung untuk menduduki kerusi Ketua Penerangan Umno juga satu tindakan yang boleh di-anggap bangang Datuk Seri?

Menurut Utusan Malaysia, keluhan terhadap Ketua Penerangan yang syiok sendiri telah lama dikemukakan tetapi tidak ada apa-apa perubahan. Begitu juga rintihan akar-umbi terhadap ibu-pejabat Umno dan beberapa individu yang memperlakukan Umno umpama syarikat Sendirian Berhad milik nenek moyang mereka.

Ada teman yang berkata Najib tidak berani ambil apa-apa tindakan terhadap lembu-lembu kerana  lembu2 pegang rahsia Najib. Ini saya tak tahu betul atau tidak tetapi ini yang diperkatakan oleh mereka yang ingin lihat merubahan dan penambahbaikan dalam Umno.

Mereka kata lembu pun sudah pandai berseloroh. Lembu suruh orang lain pulak yang gantung diri.

Siapa yang sebenarnya bangang Datuk Seri?

#justasking

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Suara hati rakyat MALAYSIA



Terima kasih Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Yassin, Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia kerana berani menyuarakan suara hati rakyat, ahli Umno, penyokong Barisan Nasional dan yang lebih utama sekalian pendukung Kerajaan kita.

Terima kasih atas jasa tuan kerana berani bersuara sebagai pemimpin walaupun mungkin ada yang menggunakan ucapan berani ini untuk mengadu domba. Terima kasih kerana sanggup memperjudikan kelangsungan politik peribadi demi kami.

Jika benar ucapan Timbalan Presiden Umno ini telah membuka mata walau sebahagian kecil ahli serta pemimpin Umno, itu adalah satu kejayaan yang amat besar. Ia adalah kejayaan yang amat penting, lebih-lebih lagi dikala pemimpin utama tengah alpa, leka dek pengampu bodek.

Moga-moga yang terasa pedas ucapan berani ini akan kembali kepangkal jalan dan mengatur langkah demi masa depan negara kita.

Kita kini dipersimpangan dan yang menjadi percaturan kini bukan nasib individu atau keluarga masing-masing.

Yang dicatur adalah masa depan negara. Sedarlah sebelum nasi menjadi bubur.

Nota: Ucapan di-atas mungkin agak panjang tetapi cuba hayati intipati serta isi tersurat dan tersirat agar kita tidak hanya menang sorak.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

I see...

light... as I saw 6 years ago.

When the Knight in the shining armour ... came after DUMPED!

This is what they call deja vu....I guess.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ketua Bahagian Umno letak jawatan?

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I hear an Umno Division Chief from Pulau Pinang has tendered his resignation via a letter to Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

I hear the Divison Chief's drastic move is linked to the controversial redevelopment project of the Butterworth RMAF base.

I hear the grassroots leader and elected representative is upset that the federal government has refused to put a stop to the mega redevelopment project, that was reportedly approved during Pak Lah's reign as PM.

The project is also said to be linked to some of Pak Lah's men but I hear the main point of contention was the risk of relocating 'military votes' out of a certain constituency.

I hear most Umno grassroots leaders and elected representatives in Penang were against the mega relocation of military personnel and their families of the famous Butterworth Airforce base but only a sole people's representative was willing to put his neck on the line. The rest, I hear, have put Ringgit Malaysia signs around their neck.

The fact that his fellow 'fighters' have sold their soul could have triggered the Division Chief's drastic action. I may be wrong, but this is what I heard.

Forgive me if I'm wrong but if this is indeed true then the act of a Ketua Bahagian openly announcing his resignation during the Umno General Assembly would leave a bad taste and a long tale.

Silence is not an option. Thank you.

 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

1MDB, Cayman Islands and our very own Kancil

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We have known more about 1MDB and the once notorious Cayman Islands in the last one week than in the last one year or so.

We know now that the notorious Cayman Islands also boasts big names and corporate giants, including the HSBC, in their list of clients and fund managers parking their money (in all kinds of currencies) in the offshore financial centre.

Thanks to the sudden realisation that effective communication and proactive media engagement is vital. The price to pay for such lackadaisical attitude must be high.

FYI, all those humungous funds to the tune of billions and trillions are not parked in Cayman Islands physically or in gold bullions. The figures may just appear on computer screens and the attraction to go 'Cayman Islands' could just be the tax structure and 'no questions asked' framework. Whether this is good or bad is another issue.

Ok, Cayman Island is an offshore financial centre and 1MDB decided to park some big funds there, but why not park the funds in our very own Labuan offshore financial centre? I asked an investment bankers and he shot back ' bro, we can't compare a Myvi to a Mercedes...could we? I rest my case.

Repeated calls (via previous postings) have been made to those who are supposed to be in-charge of the Prime Minister's communications and the PM himself to come out and explain all about 1MDB before the mud hardens. But all such calls not only fell on deaf ears but those who highlighted the matter were branded as anti-government, anti-Najib and even anti-Rosmah writers and bloggers.

It must be admitted that the 'dirty' image 1MDB is trying to vehemently shake off today is there due to the epic failure of the media team. The media team often repeated mantra was about what CANNOT be done and not about how best to explain the situation.

The media team's failure is blaming the man instead of trying to convince him on the need to be transparent.

I guess this happens when you have one too many yes-man and seat-warmers around you. The least they could have done was to point to Cayman Islands on the map. Many a journalist wouldn't mind a familiarisation tour, I'm sure.

1MDB's CSR programmes like community projects in rural Sarawak or how many village heads and JKKK guys were sent to the Holy land was never an issue. Attempts to sidetrack main concerns, by repeatedly highlighting CSR, appeared more like sinister moves to camouflage. A big bulk of the suspicion was self generated, apart from the fact that the auditing job changed hands a couple of times.

Well, its good that finally more information is trickling out about 1MDB, especially often repeated endorsement, validation and explanation as to why Cayman Islands is not all that notorious.

I hope my ex-boss, who would most likely be the scapegoat in 1MDB's media failure, again, doesn't get offended coz I'm well aware of his predicament. (... and no, he didn't ask me to write this ;-) as Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor didn't ask me to promote her to be the next Prime Minister - as in my recent posting)

BTW, 1MDB chairman of the Board of Advisors decision to take DAP's Tony Pua to task is indeed a good move.

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If Tony Pua is man enough, then this would be another golden opportunity for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and all his men in 1MDB to clear the air once and for all.

Try not to place the burden of 'communicating' squarely on the shoulder of the media team again for they may even consider taking the media for a Haj pilgrimage instead of explaining issues at hand.

Note: A gentle reminder to those on media overdrive to unmask Cayman Islands and all those scary stories about 1MDB. Stick to facts and try not to make general demeaning statements against critics. You may end up creating more troubles for the PM. Thank you.

p/s I thought Kancil was smarter

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

This cannot be BESTARI

YTL Communications fined RM2.4 million by Education Ministry over 1BestariNet


YTLcommYes4G WiMAX Internet Service Provider (ISP), YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has been fined RM2.4 million by the Malaysia Ministry of Education(MoE) for failing to provide all 10,000 schools with the 1BestariNet e-learning project, according to reports today.

In response to findings from the Auditor-General’s 2013 Report (Series 3) released today, the Ministry said YTL Communications (YTLC), the company which was awarded the project, had yet to equip 1,003 schools with the service as it had not obtained a permit for the construction of telecommunications towers, specifically in Sarawak, Penang and Kelantan.

“Due to the delays, the government had fined YTL Communications RM2.4 million on October 27, 2014,” the Education Ministry said in a statement.

For those schools which have yet to be connected with the service, the Ministry has provided interim internet service from other service providers (USB dongles,etc) so that these schools can continue its online learning activities.

As of September 17, some 8,886 schools were equipped with the 1BestariNet infrastructure with wireless connectivity.

The Auditor-General’s (A-G) report also revealed today that the Internet connection to 4,176 users of the RM663 million 1BestariNet project was delayed by between 12 and 439 days, with no time extension or fines levied.

The A-G also said that 89.1% of the 46 schools surveyed and 70.3% of the 491 feedback received by the schools found that 1BestariNet coverage does not cover the school’s entire compound and total Internet speeds up to 4Mbps was unsatisfactory.

The rental price of RM1,000 per year for each site of the 1BestariNet Receiver Integrated System (1BRIS) throughout the country was unreasonable.

“MOE should charge rental according to the rental rate that had been proposed by the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) and utility to the contractor for 1BestariNet Receiver Integrated System (1BRIS) that is built in the school compounds,” said the report.

The audit added that the antivirus software supplied was not used either.

More of this stinking stuff in Malaysian Wireless


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Never mind the fact that the Government ONLY fined YTL on the 27th of October - thats roughly two weeks or so before the Auditor General's report was made public. As a journalist I would suspect that the Education Ministry ONLY decided to fine YTL Communications AFTER the y came to know of the AG's report. That is my suspicion.

In Bahasa Melayu the word 'bestari' means intelligent.

bestari - intelligent , educated , knowledgeable.

intellectual - bestari, pandai, bijaksana

intelligentsia - kelompok kaum bestari, golongan cerdik pandai

After having dutifully fined YTL Communications a mere RM2.4million for such sheer incompetence and shameful failure, the next possible face-saving measure the Education Ministry could consider is to change the name of the entire project.

This cannot be 'bestari' by ANY standards.

p/s Have you guys ever thought what the young, their teachers and parents in these schools would think about the Education Ministry and the Government?

Cameron Highlands - Hear the MB out

You may agree or disagree with the Pahang Mentri Besar but hear what he has to say first. Hear him first as there are fears of attempts to tarnish his image and push him out of the MB seat by forces within the state and some brokers from Putrajaya.

The latest mud flood incident a few days ago highlighted the scourge of illegal land clearing and a very high number of foreign workers in the highlands. These issues are reportedly being politicised to attack the MB.

Talk also has it that Long Nan, as Adnan is known among close circles, enjoys greater support from Istana Pahang than some impatient Umno leaders within and outside Pahang.



Long Nan certainly wasn't jumping up and down, throwing tantrums as portrayed in some WhatsApp and Telegram circles.

p/s Jangan cari kambing hitam. Scapegoat kata orang putih. Don't cloud the scene, there are bigger issues at hand for Umno during the upcoming General Assembly.

Monday, 10 November 2014

AL-Fatihah - Ex-IGP Tan Sri Bakri Omar passes away

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Tan Sri Mohd. Bakri Hj. Omar (KPN 2003 - 2006)

Tidak ramai yang mengenali beliau sebelum ini, kerana beliau sering dikatakan sebagai 'low profile', walaupun jawatan yang dipegangnya sebelum ini merupakan jawatan-jawatan penting.

Walau bagaimanapun, sejak akhir-akhir ini, namanya disebut-sebut bukan sahaja di kalangan warga PDRM, malahan di kalangan orang ramai.

Beliau ialah Tan Sri Mohd. Bakri Hj. Omar, Ketua Polis Negara yang menggantikan Tan Sri Norian Mai yang bersara hari ini, 5 November 2003. Beliau dikenali sebagai seorang pegawai kanan polis yang amat tegas dan menitikberatkan disiplin di kalangan pegawai dan anggota bawahannya. Ciri-ciri kepimpinan ini telah mendatangkan rasa gerun dan hormat seluruh warga PDRM terhadapnya; di kalangan ahli masyarakat, mereka melihat beliau secara positif, iaitu sebagai pemimpin pasukan yang mampu berbuat sesuatu, khususnya dalam membimbing PDRM menurut aspirasi masyarakat.

Tan Sri Mohd Bakri dilahirkan pada 10 September 1948 di Manjung, Perak.

Dengan berbekalkan kelulusan Sarjana Sastera, beliau telah memulakan perkhidmatan beliau sebagai Kadet Asisten Superintenden pada 1 Januari 1971, dan seperti kebanyakan pegawai lain, telah menjalani latihan asas kepolisan di Pusat Latihan Polis (PULAPOL).

Beliau memegang beberapa jawatan 'command post' yang penting, di antaranya:-

Ketua Polis Daerah Mersing (1972 - 1973)
Ketua Polis Daerah Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang (1974 - 1977)
Ketua Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya (1987 - 1988)
Timbalan Komandan Maktab Pegawai Kanan Polis, Kuala Kubu Bahru (1984 - 1986)
Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kuala Lumpur (1988 - 1990)
Pesuruhjaya Polis Sabah (1994)
Ketua Polis Kedah (1996 - 1997)
Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur (1997-1998)
Ketua Pengarah Agensi Dadah Kebangsaan (1998 - 1999)
Pengarah Pengurusan (1999 - 2002)
Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara (2002 - 2003)
Sebagai seorang pegawai kanan yang berpengalaman, beliau juga memiliki segala ilmu yang mencukupi bagi memikul tugas dan tanggungjawab sebagai Ketua Polis Negara. Beliau telah mengikuti kursus-kursus penting seperti 'Hostage Negotiation Technic', 'Terrorism' dan Airport Security Management.

Seperti kesemua Ketua Polis Negara sebelum ini, beliau juga merupakan lepasan Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom. - from the Official Portal of the Royal Malaysian Police

 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Jangan marah Pendekar Bujang Lapok pulak



Firstly we must admit that Tan Sri P.Ramlee is nothing but a genius. Pendekar Bujang Lapok is certainly a classic.

P.Ramlee and friends must R.I.P, assured that the circus continues till this day. In fact the circus is more colorful now, since the 'black & white' days of Pendekar Bujang Lapok.

Alfatihah to all the pendekar of yesteryears.

BujangLapokJangan marah, jangan sabotage . Jangan buat tabiat binatang sarkes atau lembu yang telah dicucuk hidung.

 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The 1st woman Prime Minister of Malaysia



Last week, 31 Oct to be exact, was Indira Gandhi's 30th death anniversary. To those of you who don't read much and are not interested in history, Indira Gandhi was India's only woman Prime Minister. She was shot dead in 1984.

She was known as the Iron Lady of India. India never dreamt of a woman PM until Indira made her way to the top most seat, twice, and brought about changes and development which men couldn't accomplish. - Indira Gandhi’s 30th Death Anniversary: Remembering top 5 quotes of the first female Prime Minister of India 

So, the idea of having a woman Prime Minister is certainly not a bad idea after all and I think the time has come for Malaysia to seriously consider identifying a suitable woman to lead us in future.

Malaysia is certainly ready for a woman PM despite the fact that Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was recently rejected as MB of Selangor candidate as I believe Wan Azizah was rejected not because she was a woman.

Currently the only woman leader with Indira Gandhi-like resolve and leadership qualities is Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

While in the past I admit to have scoffed at the idea of Datin Seri Rosmah as a politicians or candidate during general elections, I have now come to terms that Datin Seri Rosmah might in fact be the right leader for us. The right leader we need.

This is certainly not an attempt to topple the Prime Minister and please allow me to state my opinion without having to continuously ward off senseless cyberdogs who think they are cyberwarriors. Please, lets have some room for plain intellectual discourse.

We must admit that Umno and Barisan Nasional needs a strong leader with steely resolve, commitment, intellectual capacity, leadership and a no-nonsense political approach.

Don't state Islam as a hindrance because even Bangladesh has had/been having a woman leader for a long time.
If Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor could be a pillar of strength to the Prime Minister and hold him up for so long, I'm sure she is more than qualified to be our first woman Prime Minister. She is certainly a person who doesn't tolerate or give room to nonsense.

If there is a will, there will certain be a way of how we could together persuade Datin Seri Rosmah to consider this humble, sincere suggestion.

I have nothing but the best interest of this nation at heart and I re-iterate that under the current political situation Datin Seri Rosmah is the only person who could hold the fort and prevent Barisan Nasional / Umno from becoming an Opposition party in Malaysia after the next general elections.

The upcoming Umno general assembly could start the ball rolling. Think about it.

Wallahua’lam