Monthly Archives: July 2010

Malaysian Suckers!!!

I think everything he wrote is fact.  Cannot agree more. No wonder it is so expensive to live in Msia for the hard working Msians-
Yes, I think they are. What do I get for paying toll everyday? Still caught in the traffic jam.
Now I have to pay an extra RM50 for each credit card. For what?
Extra GST (goods and services tax). Again, how does that benefit me?

Look at the long list:

I have to pay for security guards because the  police are hopeless.
I have to install filters because the water supply is dirty.
I have to watch satellite tv because the government broadcasts crap.

Many kids have to go for tuition or to private schools because the government schools are bad.
We have to pay IPPs (independent power providers) because the government cannot provide consistent electricity.

We have to pay Indah Water to clean up the sewers.
We have to pay tax on foreign cars because Mahathir wants to keep his dying local car industry alive. ON top of it APs cost bcoz of his cronies.
Most have to drive because the government cannot provide good public transport.

We have to pay to sustain the government’s affirmative action policies.
We have to pay for private health care because the public hospitals are crowded .

All in all, we have to pay a PREMIUM to stay in this country!

1Malaysia Boleh!!!
DAMN!!!!!

IF YOU AGREE, PLEASE FORWARD.

Did Advertlets Lie to Me about Paying Me My Previous Months’ Earnings?

From my fellow blogger at:
http://www.wayangtimes.com/did-advertlets-lie-to-me-about-paying-me-my-previous-months-earnings.html
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Okay, so Advertlets continues to ignore my emails and they have also lied to me about paying me for my Dec 2009 and Feb 2010 earnings before 20th of this month. Eight days after 20 Jun 2010, my hard-earned money is still unpaid to me.

This was what Advertlets emailed me on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM:

Hi,

Apologies for the delay. The payments for Dec & Feb will be made before
the 20th of this month, and the Mar payment will be made at the 20th of
July.

In the meantime, as you do cash out large amounts regularly, we will have
to increase your credit terms to 60-90 days from the end of the month of
cashout.

We will be rolling out new payment terms throughout the network, starting
with those that cash out regularly. We regret the delay, however, if you
wish to consider a secondary option of getting less, but more timely
payment do let us know and we can work out a new arrangement.

Please note that you have been paid a significant amount already, and your
tweets on Twitter do not help us pay out faster. Delay is unavoidable at
the moment, but rest assured that you will be paid – as you have
definitely already received payment in the past.

Regards,

[name removed]
Advertlets Support

The following was my reply, after removing sensitive information, on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:55 AM:

Hi [name removed],

1. Thank you for stating that you will make the payments for Dec & Feb before 20th of June 2010, and make payment for Mar at 20th of July 2010.

You should credit the money to the following bank account:
[info removed]

2. You said that you will have to increase my credit terms to 60-90 days from end of the month of cashout. But let’s look at the facts, and note that today is the middle of June 2010:

End Dec 2009 cashout – This is more than 5 months ago, which is about 165 days from the end of the month of cashout.

End Feb 2010 cashout – This is more than 3 months ago, which is about 105 days from the end of the month of cashout.

3. My previous email to Advertlets resulted in a similar response from your company, and that is “…been paid a significant amount already, and your tweets on Twitter do not help us pay out faster. Delay is unavoidable at the moment…” That was why I patiently waited 165 days since Dec 2009 cashout for your payment, but I never see that.

4. The issue is that I am never paid on time, and when I email Advertlets, I never get a response. I only get a response after I blog and tweet about your late payment.

5. You said “…We regret the delay, however, if you wish to consider a secondary option of getting less, but more timely payment do let us know and we can work out a new arrangement…” All reputable companies such as Google Adsense and Adbrite always pay me 100% of what they owe me, on time. Are you saying that Advertlets is a not a reputable company and need to charge a commission on my hard-earned money even though this is not publicly made known to all your bloggers?

To whoever from Advertlets reading this post, I was forced to blog about this because you never reply my emails unless I complain on my blog or tweet about how bad Advertlets appears to be!

Maybe I would suggest this, pay me all that you owe me immediately, and I resign from your network. This arrangement will mean that we will no longer be mad with each other and will have nothing to do with each other.

And seriously, if you cannot afford to pay the few hundred ringgit that you owe me, I wonder how reliable you are to both us bloggers and your advertisers. Perhaps your advertisers such as Hewlett Packard, Toyota, Gap, Starbucks, DiGi, Zuji, Omy etc etc should start making queries about Advertlets’ questionable behaviours.

Ghost of Mongolian Model Continues to Haunt Malaysian Government

http://www.zimbio.com/Kuala+Lumpur/articles/66/MORE+PICS+Part+4+Murdered+MONGOLIAN+Altantuya

Thanks to the Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Ghost+Mongolian+model+continues+haunt+Malaysian+government/3236524/story.html#ixzz0t5fyXyFL

Ghost of Mongolian Model Continues to Haunt Malaysian Government

by

Jonathan Manthorpe,

(Vancouver Sun July 5, 2010)

PM Najib, Wife Rosmah and Altantuya Shaaribuu

The ghost of murdered Mongolian model and translator Altantuya Shaariibuu refuses to lie quiet.

For the Malaysian government of prime minister Najib Tun Razak a line appeared to have been drawn under the sordid and politically explosive affair when two of his bodyguards from his days as defence minister were convicted last year of the young woman’s murder in the jungle outside Kuala Lumpur in October 2006.

But in the last few weeks two events have revived simmering questions about the connection of the murder to a $1.2 billion contract to buy two French Scorpene-class diesel submarines ordered while Najib was defence minister.

Najib’s friend and adviser on defence matters, Abdul Razak Baginda, whose wife’s company was paid a questionable $150 million over the submarine contract, had recently brought a love affair with Shaariibuu to an acrimonious end when she was abducted and murdered.

During the months’ long trial of the two police bodyguards every effort was made to ensure prime minister Najib’s name didn’t figure in evidence.

And in a move that astonished legal experts, the judge early on in the trial exonerated Baginda of any responsibility. He promptly fled to Britain where he remains.

The stage management of the trial convinced Malaysian human rights groups that it would be pointless to try to resolve the Shaariibuu case in the senior courts in Kuala Lumpur.

One of those Malaysian human rights groups, Suaram, has therefore pressed for a judicial inquiry in France, where there are a number of investigations underway of the notorious willingness of state-owned defence companies to pay bribes or other inducements in order to gain arms contracts.

In this case Parisian prosecutors started inquiries in March focusing on the $150 million paid to a Malaysian company called Perimekar, which was set up just before Najib signed in 2002 the deal to buy the two Scorpene submarines from the French state-owned shipbuilder DCN.

Perimekar was ostensibly hired to provide “coordination and support services” for the contract, but no evidence has been produced to show the company had the skills for such tasks or ever attempted to perform them.

razak bagindaPerimekar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a company called KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd., whose principal shareholder is lawyer Mazalinda Baginda, the wife of prime minister Najib’s friend and adviser Razak Baginda.

Shaariibuu, 28 at the time of her death, had learned French when she was a model in Paris and there is evidence she acted as translator for her paramour Baginda during his negotiations with DCN over the submarines on behalf of Najib and the Malaysian government.

Malaysian authorities have responded to the move by French prosecutors to investigate DCN and particularly its submarine-manufacturing subsidiary Armaris, for possible corruption and paying kickbacks by insisting nothing is wrong.

A spokesman for prime minister Najib said recently the French prosecutors have the right to investigate, “but for us, there is no case to answer.” He added that the deal was entirely free of corruption.

Exactly why Shaariibuu was murdered by Najib’s bodyguards has never been entirely resolved, despite the long trial and 45 witnesses.

By some accounts, after Baginda jilted her, the young woman and a friend launched several noisy demonstrations outside Baginda’s house.

Baginda reportedly went to Najib’s chief of staff, Musa Safri, and asked for help in keeping the young woman away from his home.

mongolian beauty Pictures, Images and PhotosAs a result, the two police bodyguards, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, abducted Shaariibuu during one of her demonstrations, took her to the jungle outside the capital and shot her.

But they then used military C4 explosives to blow up the body in an apparent attempt to foil identification, though this act has, of course, led to speculation that Shaariibuu was pregnant.

But in a letter written by Shaariibuu and discovered after her death -a letter never produced in evidence -she indicated she was trying to blackmail Baginda for $500,000 to keep quiet about the details of the $150 million paid to his wife’s company, Perimekar.

There have also been suggestions that Shaariibuu knew details of the many other arms purchases made in the military equipment buildup overseen by Najib while he was defence minister from 2002 to 2008.

These deals include the purchase of Sukhoi supersonic fighter jet aircraft from Russia and of a small fleet of coastal defence vessels.

As well as Malaysian human rights organizations, Shaariibuu’s parents have been adamant that there has been no real justice for their murdered daughter.

With the stage-managed criminal trial now done, Shaariibuu’s father and mother have tried to bring a civil suit seeking compensation for her death against Baginda and the two convicted policemen.

In a strange move, Malaysia’s High Court in March ordered the family to make a security deposit of the equivalent of $20,000 for the case to be heard by the Court of Appeal and potentially to continue to the Federal Court.

The family was distraught, saying it could not raise such a sum.

But last week The Mongolian government announced it will put up the security bond demanded by the Malaysian court so the case can be heard, though at this point it seems more likely that Shaariibuu’s ghost will get justice in Paris rather than Kuala Lumpur.

Pontius Pilot of Malaysia?

Pontius Pilot of Malaysia?

thanks to the source,hope the ISA does not shut it down

http://malaysia-today.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32617:dr-mahathir-the-pontius-pilate-of-malaysia&catid=18:letterssurat&Itemid=100129

A letter well written full of truths and incisive facts.

J. D. Lovrenciear, Malaysia Chronicle

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad easily qualifies for the cloak of Pontius Pilot. And that is no compliment by any means.
There was a time when Malaysians stood by you as you promised a developed world for all of us. We went along with you backing your battering ram against the world.

Your war cry to ‘Buy British Last’ made us believe that we can be counted in the world. Likewise you hammered the Australians and we demanded their subservience.

You tried to pull the carpet under the feet of Singaporeans and we developed despite for them. You thundered your views on world economic and political matters and we believed you even to the extent of rubbishing off George Soros.

Some leaders of neighboring countries even hailed you as their mentor and brother – never mind the fact that one of them is a fugitive today and the other is being critically appraised for having allegiance to military rule.

You bulldozed through mega projects and we despised those who had second thoughts about your plans for all Malaysians. And so with the rakyat backing you all the way we saw the birth of Proton; the rise of Petronas Twin Towers; the hatching of Formula One motor sports; the hacking out for the Bakun Dam – just to name a few.

Most of us senior citizens even remember how we were made to rubbish off Bapa Malaysia and hail you as the Bapa Moden Malaysia. And we all followed you all the way.

Even on that seemingly fateful day you shed tears at the UMNO rostrum announcing your resignation as the PM of Malaysia, your fellow ministers sprung to your side – right and left, pleading that you retract.

But today, in your vintage years, we are witnessing your diabolic intentions with crystal clarity as you unashamedly continue to divide we Malaysians along race barriers. Your Malay Dilemma is making a full circle indeed.

Your mega structures and projects have only made this nation more vulnerable to changing economic uncertainties. The Proton is today on the verge of collapse without a saviour investor take-over. Imagine where we would be today if only you did not ‘cheat’ on the Asian Car venture then to get your “Mahathir’s Malaysian car” going.

The Bakun Dam has punched a hole so deep into the gorges of our economic resistance that we may never recover – not to mention the damage to the livelihood of indigenous people or the marvels of mother-nature.

The Twin Towers had to be near-salvaged by a telco tycoon and still struggles to draw one hundred percent occupancy.

What about the BMF scandal? The tin ore scam? And many more sins against the rakyat that freely circulates on the World Wide Web.

But what is most hurting is the fact that having been at the helm of this nation for so long, you not only killed all succession plans for the nation leaving us with two PMs who are unable to lead a nation into the twenty first century. Even you have not lent your support but continue to batter at their kinks making them flip and flop.

Worse, during your tenure as a leader, you made us all believe that opposition parties like PAS were nothing but a band of Arab-like camel-riding sword-wielding ultra conservatives. Today we know that the leader of PAS is respected by all races and creeds. He is to many a fine example of a living saint. Ask any Kelantanese Malay, Chinese or India and they will tell that to your face without hesitation

You sacked people who are still fighting relentlessly to prove your misdeeds. In wanting to divide and rule you sowed the seeds of deceit, hatred, mistrust and above all suspicion amongst Malaysians.

And now in your sunset years you are not adding any value to the struggle of a single nation. You are still pitting man against man along race-based divisions.

Why? Why Mr Mahathir Mohammad?

Why are you not playing the role of a seasoned and wise politician, leading not just Malaysians but even our neighbors with words of wisdom, inspiration and integrity? What is terribly wrong with you?

Are you not aware that you may be remembered upon your tombstone as the Pontius Pilot of Malaysia – the leader who betrayed his own people.

Know the real truth

Know the real truth-thanks to freemalaysiatoday.com–hope the owners do not go to jail or the site is shut down

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/politics/pakatan-rakyat/7924-tans-challenge-to-najibs-felda

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:10
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By Patrick Lee and Jamilah Kamarudin
FMT EXCLUSIVE PETALING JAYA: PKR supreme council member Tan Kee Kwong was recently thrust into the political spotlight after posting an open letter to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in early June.
In his letter, the former deputy minister of land and cooperatives accused Najib and the government of mismanaging Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) funds.

The former Segambut MP and WP Gerakan chief alleged that Felda’s cash reserves had dropped by more than RM4 billion to about RM200 million this year.

Tan also questioned the need for the government-linked company to invest RM660 million in a “five-star” office building.

Government reaction to the allegation was both swift and heavy-handed. Former Felda liaison director and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Ahmad Maslan, announced that Felda was going to sue Suara Keadilan and several PKR party leaders, including Tan, for RM200 million.

Several hours later, the party organ was summoned to the Home Ministry in Putrajaya. But the meeting was to no avail, as Suara Keadilan found its printing licence suspended.

However, no PKR party leader to date has received a letter from Felda. In a two-part interview, Tan talks to FMT about his grievances with the Najib administration.

FMT: Tell us about your time as deputy minister of land and cooperatives.

Tan: In 1999, I was given the task of answering questions about Felda. That’s why I know so much about Felda. I was the only one in the administration who answered questions. We also looked after strata titles as well.

You said you’re the only one who answered questions about Felda?

Yes, my minister gave me the sole responsibility.

Who was your minister at the time?

Kasitah Gaddam.

What was happening to Felda during your time as deputy minister?

Actually, Felda was a shining example of giving land to the landless. It was a scheme where they built a house, planted rubber trees and oil palm for them… 10-acre lots. And slowly over the years, they paid back. That’s fine. Very, very successful.

Until about 1993, with the original settlers getting old, they (Felda) realised they cannot work on the ladang kecil anymore. So they changed their plan, and any new land opened after 1993 became Felda plantations, what they call Felda corporate.

So what did you notice?

At that time, Felda was a very fine organisation. Its chairman for many years was Raja Muhammad Alias. So we just left it alone, and it was fine.

So you just let it go on, because it obviously gave returns.

Well, you know the figures. In 2001, the assets of Felda were RM7 billion. Cash in the bank, RM4.5 billion. Loans, zero. Not one sen. How can an entity with this type of balance sheet go so wrong?

And how is it that with the record price of oil palm recently, other companies such as IOI are recording profits while Felda’s cash reserves are going down? It doesn’t make sense! You don’t need to be an oil palm expert. What happened to the reserves?

So you think the cash reserves should be going up.

Of course! Definitely! My advice to Najib and gang is: stick to your core business. You don’t need Felda Global Ventures and all that rubbish. How can you justify your six-star building? How is it going to help the settlers? Felda is about the settlers, not for making money!

Najib said that the cash reserves went down, but the assets went up.

Assets, what are the assets? Don’t forget: if tomorrow India doesn’t want to buy your palm oil, you’ve got no cash flow. How are you going to run the company? And also loans from EPF. Felda is so big, why does it need loans from anybody?

Felda borrowed money from EPF?

Yes. Felda Global Ventures (borrowed money)… Felda Glocal, as they say. You just stick to oil palm, day and night it will make profit for you. Why on earth do you need to go Felda Global?

How do you justify the RM500 million spent in Boston and Cincinnati? Tell us! What is Twin Rivers Technology?

But from an outsider’s point of view, it would appear Felda is doing very well…

Was! Was doing very well, until Najib took upon himself to run Felda (in 2004), (when he was) a very busy deputy prime minister, and was also minister of defence at the time; why did he want to jaga Felda? Has he got nothing to do? Why?

But you also know a few weeks ago, some Felda settlers came over to Suara Keadilan office, and burnt some Suara Keadilan newspapers, condemning it. Do you think some settlers do not agree with what you are saying?

There are 113,000 Felda settlers. Surely you don’t expect all of them to agree with you. In any organisation, there is no way everybody is going to agree with you.

But we are asking some basic questions here. Tell us the rationale of not building on your own land, where the land cost is zero. Not so far away from KLCC, you plan on building a six-star office on the land that is the most expensive in the country.

How is the building going to help the settlers? Felda has never been five or six-star. Never! Why suddenly the change in direction?

(I also want to ask) what is the special relationship between Najib and Naza TTDI? How come Naza got the job of building Matrade? Matrade should have gone for an international tender.

If you compare Naza to the big-time developers in the country, such as Ho Hup, Gamuda, and all the others, Naza is a recent entry, isn’t it? They’re experts in cars, what do they have to do with buildings?

You’ve met a lot of Felda settlers. What have they told you?

Obviously they’re not very happy. Many of them are taking action. They are short-changed. A group of settlers are going to court in Negri Sembilan, while one in Kelantan went to court and won.

Some of them have called me about the RM2 billion for the replanting fund. They are asking, is our money still intact or not!? The hundreds of millions that have been deducted, is there any money left? Is the replanting fund which belongs to the settlers all directed to Felda Global Ventures?

Do you find it funny that Felda hasn’t published an annual report since 2007?

Felda is supposed to be a government-linked company (GLC). As a GLC, it belongs to the people, like Petronas. Petronas also doesn’t publish their accounts, so it’s left for us to grope (in the dark). Those who want to know real information, can’t. Why?

You don’t have a proper report. You don’t let us look at your accounts. All secret. Why?

You’ve known about all this for a long time.

No. I minded my own business until two months ago, when somebody came up to me and told me that only RM200 million was left in the cash reserves!

Was this man a settler?

That one I cannot tell. Obviously he was someone in the know.

But Husam Musa (PAS vice-president) also said that Felda lost about RM8 billion, a number far more than your own. What are your comments on that?

Government, please come out with all the figures for the past 10 years. What happened before Najib, and what happened after Najib? Give us the details. What about the RM600 million for the cattle farm?

About Ahmad Maslan (Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department) and the debate.

Yes, Mazlan Aliman (president of National Association of Felda Settlers’ Children) challenged Ahmad to an open debate. Ahmad said, “No problem, just name the date.” Then he backed off. Why? Have a debate at Angkasapuri on all the channels, no problem!

Mazlan knows everything because he was brought up in a Felda scheme since he was two years old! So come and debate lah! If you are so smart in all the figures and everything, you should be able to tear up Mazlan to bits! Why you dare not?

Do you know why they (the government) are very upset? It is very obvious. About 45 parliamentary seats are in the settlements. Prime Minister, Felda settlers are waking up. Your fixed deposit is not so fixed.

Can you tell us what was the difference between Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) and Najib when it comes to Felda?

The politicians never campur tangan in Felda up to 2004. Never!

Not even Mahathir?

No! Because Raja Alias would not allow anyone to interfere with Felda.

So Mahathir wasn’t interested in Felda?

Not to say not interested. He didn’t steal from Felda. He just let Felda run on its own, like a car would run on its own. So if it’s running on its own, why do you want to jaga Felda?

Thank You USA for making my dreams come true!!

Happy Birthday my good OLD USA-United States of America.

Thank You for making my dreams come true– a good life, money$$$, all the food I can eat, stress free, create my own company, whatever I want I can achieve in this beautiful -land of the free and home of the Braves-Thank you Thank You USA.

I have my own DatukShip too-www.DatukGoh.com

You can achieve your dreams too if you migrate to USA!!! Thank You to the racist NEP!!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012281627_citizens05m.html