Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A good Prime Minister

  • Perak, by the way, announced a similar package for the State civil servants too ! I do know for a fact that all the civil servants work tirelessly everyday, especially those from Grade 41 to JUSA and Turus level.

  • As much as we criticize the civil servants for being lazy to act and think, I do somehow disagree at times. Some civil servants, especially those in the Grade 52 to Turus I work from 6.30am till 6.30pm, a complete 12 hour cycle.

  • And if needed to, they will even work till the midnight, just to get things done and going especially when it comes to National Budget, Taxation, Accounting, Auditing etc. Hey, even during preparation of policies !

  • Today, we do have among the fastest service related Customs and Immigration Department, if not already the fastest.

  • We have dedicated teachers, medical personnel and law enforcers and not forgetting, those who guard our borders at the Straits and jungles up North !
  • I believe the PM has all of them in mind, his "People First, Performance Now" transformers and leaders who work to serve the Malaysian community better at a competitive level.

  • Based on that, Datuk Seri, cheers to you !

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dinar PAS Untuk Semua

I am extremely impressed with the silence by DAP leaders. A news search disappointed me actually. Where are the brilliant Economists and lawyers of DAP ? MCA challenged you, but you chose to duck.

I have several questions for you guys on PAS Untuk Semua.

  1. What are the legal and economic implications of the dinar currency implemented by PAS and the State Government ?

  2. Was that a PAS Government policy or Pakatan Rakyat Government policy ?

  3. Was the decision endorsed by the Supreme Council of Pakatan Rakyat or we actually don't have a Pakatan Rakyat but we have a DAP Government, a PKR Government and two PAS Governments (i.e. pecah belah dan perintahlah sesuka hati) ?

  4. What are the professional and political opinions of the "two most prominent Economists" of Malaysia - Tony Pua and Anwar Ibrahim, the RM 1 Advisor to Selangor ? Why don't we do it in Selangor too ?
  1. What is the Islamic policy of Pakatan Rakyat and how does DAP juggle this together with the PAS Untuk Semua ambitions ?

  2. If Pakatan Rakyat eventually wins the General Election with PAS emerging as the largest victor, will DAP say yes to a PAS-led Federal Government ?

  3. Has there been any opposition to date by members of DAP and PKR towards PAS policies and vice versa ?

  4. Are these all hush-hush close door style or kowtow system which does not fall under the FOI Bill ? (Mengapa semua fail BN diletakkan di bawah FOI Bill tetapi semua isu PR bukan main sembunyi di sini sana ?)

Now guys. In one hand, we have Barisan Nasional.

As much as some of you hate the previous policies while some appreciate the achievements of the past, we have today several master plans called the
  • Government Transformation Programme (kicked off);
  • Economic Transformation Programme (kicking off); and
  • New Economic Model (kicking off).

All these falls under the People First Performance Now concept. Unfortunately, when we look at the other hand, we have
  • PAS Untuk Semua;
  • Middle Malaysia; and
  • A New Dawn
Seems to me each party in Pakatan Rakyat is racing to be the "leader" of the pack and outdo each other to be Prime Minister.

There is no clear plan of what they intend to do together besides creating chaos and overthrowing the Government. Any Pakatan Rakyat geniuses care to explain, minus the profanities and unruly behaviour (guys, you need to grow up) ?

Hello, you cannot just run a country by digging up every dirty burrow or hole in every corner of the country and expect to create miracles in generating income for the millions of Malaysians.

I believe people are wiser as the days go by and I am confident that in the next election, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak will receive a 2/3 mandate.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Teoh Beng Hock's Suicide Note

Less than a day after news broke out that there is "suicide note" written in Chinese (apparently by Teoh Beng Hock), one news portal was quick to add some spice, flavor and twist to it.

Read this piece : Ten questions about ‘Teoh’s note’. That is, the alternative media my friends.

Here comes my 10 questions.

  1. If it was an accusation note that accused the Government of brutal tortures when in custody by Teoh Beng Hock, will the lawyers say no and use all sorts of laws to disqualify it ?

  2. Why discredit the note with all sorts of questions when in fact it could change the course of the case ?

  3. Why worry about the case being analyzed from another point of view when in fact we are seeking the truth and provide an answer to Teoh's family ?

  4. Does it mean that the lawyers representing Teoh's family and the Selangor State Government planned to work towards a certain answer only ? (which probably is political prosecution of the MACC and Barisan Nasional)

  5. How do the lawyers evaluate the statements by Dr Shahidan Md Noor, Dr Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand, and Dr Peter Vanezis in the event that they all conflict ? (i.e. Will it be in the best interests of party politics or justice for Teoh?)

  6. What are the criteria used by the lawyers of Teoh's family and Selangor State Government to evaluate the case and how to proceed further at the Inquiry ?

  7. What if the case is really linked to the corruption cases, the scandals and the gangsterism links in Selangor and Teoh Beng Hock was really the one that exposed DAP Selangor to the MACC ?

  8. What if the lawyers for Teoh's family and the Selangor State Government suddenly realizes the above mentioned scenario mid way through the case ?

  9. Will the lawyers for Teoh's family and the Selangor State Government then say "Hey guys, damn, DAP and PKR caused this mess. They are the murderers and culprit" IF the hypothetical scenario is a reality ?

  10. Finally, if the hypothetical scenario and the political prosecution against MACC and Barisan Nasional are not realities, will the lawyers allow a room to study the possibility of a suicide ?

I urge the lawyers representing Teoh's family, the Selangor State Government and the Opposition to refrain from disqualifying the "suicide note".

Since the lawyers are from the Opposition, I also believe that they should all step down as there is a clear cut evidence that conflict of interest arises. Kit Siang and Son, Karpal Singh and Son, as well as the DAP warlords know this.

So, where is the Truth for Teoh Beng Hock ? Where is the real, genuine, sincere Justice for Teoh Beng Hock ?

The sensational story making forensic expert is expected to testify in Court soon. It is going to be interesting since she said the case is 80% homicide.

Time to revisit this blog also - - as we begin to explore other options to sincerely seek justice for Teoh.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

PKFZ - Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik (2)

The Government's process is straight forward.

If a particular Ministry wants to get opinions on any finance related matters, the Ministry can write to the Finance Ministry together with any appendices attached as well as their own analysis.

The Ministry concerned can also write to the Finance Ministry on behalf of the agencies/corporations/councils under their jurisdiction and portfolio on any finance related matters.

Just to add, annual budgets by the agencies must also be submitted to both the Ministry concerned and the Finance Ministry.

In the first place, when the matter has been evaluated by say, the Transport Ministry, the Minister will then pass it on to the Finance Ministry.

Once the Finance Ministry completes its own evaluation of the case and a comprehensive review of the recommendations/comments attached by the Transport Ministry, they will write back to the Transport Ministry.

Several people will know, or at least one of them, about this matter somewhere along the lines. Who?

  • Finance Minister I / Finance Minister II

  • Deputy Finance Minister I / Deputy Finance Minister II;

  • Ketua Setiausaha Perbendaharaan (KSP); and

  • Valuation Division Under Secretary (SUB).

If Tun Dr Ling is charged for having hoodwinked the Cabinet and not following the Finance Ministry evaluation, why didn't the above mentioned senior civil servants or political leaders of the Finance Ministry raise the issue during the Cabinet meeting ?

If not during that time, what about the post Cabinet meeting of the Finance Ministry ? No one brought it up at all at that time ? I am surprised.

For the case to proceed, I believe the following documents are necessary to be declassified and presented in Court:

  • the Division meeting minutes of both Ministry during that period

  • the post Cabinet meeting minutes of both Ministry during that period

  • the Cabinet meeting minutes of the date Tun Dr Ling was charged for misleading the Cabinet on this matter

  • all PKFZ related files in both Ministries

The people that should be required to testify in Court will surely be the senior civil servants and political leaders at that time which include:

  • Finance Minister I / Finance Minister II

  • Deputy Finance Minister I / Deputy Finance Minister II;

  • Ketua Setiausaha Perbendaharaan (KSP); and

  • Valuation Division Under Secretary (SUB) / Director (Pengarah).

  • Transport Minister

  • Deputy Transport Minister

  • Ketua Setiausaha (KSU) Kementerian Pengangkutan

  • MOT Under Secretaries (SUB-SUB) tasked to manage and monitor the project

This is gonna be an interesting case which will even overshadow Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial that seemed to be postponed from time to time for gazillion times. We shall let the Court decide. Let this be judged in a legal Court and not the public court of opinions.

All are innocent until proven guilty and all have the right to be heard in Court.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

PKFZ - Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik (1)

When news broke out that Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik was charged in Court, one thing crossed my mind right away.

Why did the AGC (Attorney General Chamber) spend time on the least expected to be charged, Tun Dr Ling, in the PKFZ case when the Government has a bigger headache - the legal obligations to continue paying the turnkey developer?

Facts that the Government of Malaysia and the Attorney General must know are:

  1. Till date, the PKFZ project incurred a cost of approximately RM 7.453 billion, with the total cost estimated at RM 12 billion by 2051 if no efforts are done to make the project a success.

  2. KDSB alone has been paid approximately RM 1.9 billion thus far. (I stand corrected)

  3. The original cost quoted in 2001 was RM 1.957 billion.

Why not use the time to find laws to halt the payments and bring the support letter writer, Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy, and the turnkey developer to Court instead for their right to be heard ?

Both their whereabouts are unknown and one is still the BNBBC Chairman. Why, if I may ask?

Some in BN and the Opposition are saying that this lawsuit shows MCA is not indispensable and MCA is irrelevant already.

Just by putting a Tun from MCA in Court is not enough to show that MCA is no longer a force in BN.

Who in Barisan Nasional dares to take the risk and suggest during the BN Supreme Council meeting that MCA and Gerakan can get the hell out of the coalition? Who in the Opposition dare to say that MCA and Gerakan leaving BN won't help boost their election chances?

Let this not be an excuse to be used by fellow BN members that MCA can be arm twisted and bullied into all sorts.

Neither should the members of the Opposition or the public speculate that it is Tun Dr Ling's fault entirely over this PKFZ issue, if any.

It might be true that MCA is irrelevant and will sink IF they continue to adopt the China-men mentality (we shall discuss this some other day) but it is untrue if we relate it to this lawsuit.

The former Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, had once stressed that MCA has never been involved in PKFZ. Read more HERE.

I believe Tee Keat's words carry weight and is credible since he is a respected figure among Malaysians, even from the Opposition.