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Kuok and Ananda continue to be cream of Malaysia’s wealthiest
KUALA LUMPUR: The 40 wealthiest Malaysians are worth US$62.1bil (RM188.32bil), up by US$11.1bil (RM33.7bil) compared with last year, according to the latest rich list published by Forbes Asia.
In a statement yesterday, Forbes Asia said the combined wealth was almost 22% more than the list in 2010.
“The better coffers come on the back of the country’s healthy economy which grew 7.2% last year, the highest rate since 2000,” it said.
The first two spots were still occupied by Tan Sri Robert Kuok Hock Nien and Tan Sri T. Ananda Krishnan, respectively.
Kuok, 87, has held pole position since 2006 when Forbes Asia began ranking the 40 richest Malaysians.
He was worth US$12.5bil (RM38bil), up by half a billion from last year.
His biggest source of wealth was his stake in Wilmar International, the world’s largest listed palm oil company.
Ananda, 72, was at No 2 with US$9.5bil (RM28.83bil), up from US$8.1bil (RM24.6bil) last year.
His Maxis Communications Bhd is Malaysia’s biggest cellphone service provider.
At No 3 is this year’s biggest gainer in dollar terms, Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua.
The 81-year-old, widow of casino magnate Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, was one of three women on the list this year.
Her Genting shares took off when the company’s Singapore operations on Sentosa Island opened, boosting the family’s net worth by US$2.7bil (RM8.2bil) to US$6.6bil (RM20.03bil) from a year ago.
Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, who built IOI Group into one of the world’s biggest palm oil producers, fell down a spot at No 4 with a net worth of $5bil (RM15.2bil), up by US$400mil (RM1.21bil) from last year.
AirAsia Bhd’s Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, budget airline pioneer and Forbes Asia’s 2010 Businessman of the Year, was ranked No 20 this year, down one spot from last year despite his wealth increasing to US$470mil (RM1.43bil) from US$330mil (RM1bil) last year.
The only newcomer this year was Chia Song Kun at No 24 with US$400mil (RM1.21bil).
The share price of his QL Resources Bhd, the seafood, egg production and palm oil company, has doubled since last year.
Datuk Tony Tiah Thee Kian at No 35 was the only returnee to the list after a year’s absence as stocks in his TA Enterprise Bhd have recovered. He was worth US$170mil (RM516mil).
Not all did well, however, as there were three this year who saw their wealth reduced, led by Tan Sri Vincent Tan at No 9.
The self-made entrepreneur, who runs Berjaya Group, saw his wealth decline to US$1.25bil (RM3.8bil) from US$1.6bil (RM4.9bil) last year.
Timber tycoon Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King was the only person who did not see any changes to his wealth. He was still worth US$1.2bil (RM3.64bil) and ranked No 10.
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Even chinese in China are investing in Domains now!!!
Motorists go the extra mile for the number plate of their choice
By FLORENCE A. SAMY and LESTER KONG
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian motorists may be reluctant to pay their summonses but they will splurge a mind-boggling RM150mil every year for the number plate of their choice.
Records from the Road Transport Department showed that the highest bid was RM300,100 – for the number plate MCA 1 two months ago. The same bidder, Asset Nusa Sdn Bhd, also spent RM101,000 to acquire MCA 2.
The bid overtook the RM242,000 for TAY 1 last year. Prior to that, the record was held by a businessman who reportedly paid RM200,900 for TAN 1.
The JPJ website has listed out the bidders and amounts paid for the MCA 1 to MCA 9999 plates for vehicles registered in Malacca.
Among them were Noraini Abdul Ghapor, who spent more than RM19,000 on two numbers (RM14,444 for MCA 4 and RM4,888 for MCA 7777), and Tan Lay Kang, who forked out RM42,000 for three numbers (RM15,400 for MCA 8888, and RM13,300 each for MCA 3333 and MCA 9999).
Another is MCA 1949, purchased by the MCA for RM2,200 to symbolise the year the party was founded.
Duyong state assemblyman Gan Tian Loo from Malacca spent RM28,600 on MCA 5.
But it isn’t just the auspicious numbers that get the people’s attention.
A news report in 2004 noted that the plate TAH1 was bought for RM14,300 by someone who must have had a sense of humour.
Also, someone posted on a web forum several years ago that the most beautiful number plate he had seen was BBB 888 as it was designed like a piece of art.
Former Penang DAP strongman Gooi Hock Seng went around with MR 6001 to reflect his surname.
Some motorists are willing to hold off the purchase of their vehicles until they get the right number plate.
T. Manuel, who bid for 1988, said: “I waited a while and finally got it for only RM300.”
Another motorist, M. Phylis Mann, said she paid RM200 for the number 1798, which she said signified long-term prosperity.
In the past, JPJ had also released special licence plates for major events such as the 1998 Commonwealth Games and meetings of Asean and the Organisation of Islamic Conference.
“I will not be surprised if we get huge bids for plates starting with WWW – the acronym for the World Wide Web,” Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said.
Another possible popular choice would be the Selangor plate carrying the letters BMW.
The JPJ has earned significant revenue from tenders of special numbers, which is its third highest source of revenue after the renewal of road tax and driving licences.
Currently there are 21,250,145 registered vehicles on the road.
From: NG CHEE WAH
To: Aust – Paul Goh Melbourne
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:04 AM
Subject: Spammed by the Prime Minister!
———- Forwarded .com>
Date: Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 2:04 PM
Subject: Spammed by the Prime Minister!
Spammed by the Prime Minister!
> Read the following article by the highly regarded Kee Thuan Chye, comment on it (show it here at the end of the article) and CIRCULATE to show our disdain and contempt for the PM for hijacking our email addresses and our privacy
> by Kee Thuan Chye
> NO less than the Prime Minister has just spammed me! In an email wishing me Happy Chinese New Year. I’m not pleased. In fact, when I got the email, I freaked out. How did he get my address? I take strong umbrage against whoever gave it to him. It is an invasion of my privacy.
> Najib (or rather, his assistants) reportedly sent out that email to 1.5 million people. The Star reported that many were happy to get it – in a report quoting only three people. And two of them had Muslim-sounding names! From the tweets I’ve seen, it seems many Muslims have been getting the email too. Some tweeters considered the greeting “insincere”, some suggested reporting the matter to Cyber 999 and even the police.
> Many questioned how Najib or his assistants got their e-mail addresses. There’s a theory going round that it came from the database of a media conglomerate. If this is true, the practice is, of course, not right. It contravenes the cyberworld law of data privacy. Whoever gave the data to him showed that they did not respect that privacy.
> My wife got a CNY greeting from Najib too – via an SMS. Did her telco give her number to Najib and Co? Is that a proper thing to do? This episode shows that the personal details of Malaysians are not safe from prying and abuse. And that Big Brother is watching. That’s a scary prospect.
> Najib’s greeting is yet another of the public relations campaigns he has been mounting for more than a year now. Those who are aware realize they are nothing more than efforts to win votes for the next general election, but there are plenty of others who are not so clued-in.
> This Chinese New Year campaign seems to have had an effect, especially on fence-sitters. Some of them said they were touched. They seemed swayed into believing that the PM cared enough to send them the greeting. This is not surprising, because gullible Malaysians often fall for cheap tricks all too easily. The number who have fallen victim to internet scams must be substantial. As a politician of long experience, Najib must surely know that.
> More public relations at work can be seen in the awarding of datukships in conjunction with Federal Territory Day. The number of Indians being awarded this year is relatively high. Seen in relation to Barisan Nasional’s bid to sustain its regaining of the Indian vote, this is to be expected.
> Among the awardees, also expected, is K Rajagopal, the national football coach who recently guided his team to winning the small-time AFF Suzuki Cup. I’ve written before that his achievement in that competition is not something worthy of a datukship, but we all know that football ranks high in the popular Malaysian imagination, so not only has Rajagopal been made a datuk; also awarded is former football ace Santokh Singh.
> Najib’s own special assistant, Ravindren Chelliah Ponniah, also gets to be a datuk. So do a couple of other Singhs. And guess who else? R Thanenthiran, president of Parti Makkal Sakthi Malaysia. For what? For forsaking Hindraf and crossing to the other side?
> What about the Datuk Seri title for the president of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), M Kayveas? What has Kayveas done of late to deserve this higher award? That’s how the next general election is going to be won – by public relations. Of which BN being in government has plenty of resources to invest in.
> Similarly, it has the resources to hijack Pakatan Rakyat’s recently announced pledge to abolish toll on all highways within 100 days of coming to power. A few days ago, Najib declared – in perfect time for the Tenang by-election – that the toll for the Salak to Taman Connaught stretch on the East-West Link Expressway would be abolished by May. He also announced that the toll for two other expressways would not be increased for the next five years. According to him, no compensation would be paid to the highway concessionaires, implying that it would not cost taxpayers anything.
> Whether this is true remains to be seen. An engineer of long experience in the relevant industry that I spoke to is very skeptical about it. He feels that there will be other ways of compensation made to the concessionaires that will ultimately involve payment by the rakyat.
> Last December, when Pakatan Rakyat announced its pledge to abolish tolls, Najib pooh-poohed it and said it was irresponsible. But now he’s going for it himself. He has even hinted that there will be more good news on the same subject soon. I suspect he will make the North-South Expressway toll-free. He might announce this on the eve of the next general election and make a major score from it. If that happens, you can bet that the taxpayer will not be able to avoid compensating the concessionaires in one way or another. Regardless of what Najib might say then to the contrary.
> We have to be circumspect. We have to learn not to be so easily fooled. On the surface, a proposition may sound good, but there can be hidden drawbacks underlying it which of course will be kept secret at the time of announcement. We have also to be aware that all these public relations efforts made by Najib are intended for one main purpose. Apart from that, they also distract public attention from the questionable goings-on.
> Only last week, it was revealed that there is now a new department in the Prime Minister’s Office called FLOM – for First Lady of Malaysia – manned by a staff of six. And it looks after the operational needs of Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor. Never in our history has there ever been such a department. It reeks of nepotism and other things besides. Why should the PM’s wife have a department all to herself? Are there institutionalized provisions for such a thing? Who is paying for the upkeep of this department? We need to snap out of our distracted state and pressure Najib to justify the setting-up of FLOM. Let’s see how his public relations advisers will respond to that. For CNY, they came up with spam; for FLOM, will they come up with flam?
> Just for fun, here are two Urban Dictionary definitions of “flom” – 1) To untie someone’s shoe lace while they aren’t looking, so they get pissed off and have to retie it (e.g. “Hey, stop it! This is the fifth time you’ve flommed me!”); 2) to do something sexual to someone of the opposite sex.
> Either way you look at it, it sounds naughty!
> This PM fella is really desperate, bending so low just to gain a few miserable brownie points. I did not receive an email, but I did get an SMS. No matter, I am still pissed off. The man with the highest position in the land, stooping so low – stealing my sacred privy info and pretending to send me CNY greetings – just to get my vote? No way.
> I view his actions as despicable, disgusting, deplorable, disdainful and desperate.
Folks– this is serious stuff. Due to the cold freeze and the stinkin weather all over the world, this has caused catastrophic food production. Bad weather in China and it affects the wheat/rice supply , you can feel the cost of food has gone up.
Here is the story:
In Epik’s 2011 Outlook, we said to expect inflation this year. Well, that did not take long. The headlines these days are full of news of inflation — specifically inflation in the things you need (food, fuel, clothing) and deflation in the things you don’t (a larger house or a new boat). To date, this inflation hit has mostly been observed in producer prices but not in consumer prices. That could well change soon, particularly once excess inventories are liquidated.
In the meantime:
* The supply of things you need is potentially shrinking: I don’t want to sound excessively Malthusian but for the first time in my life, I am sensing that there is a risk risk of widespread famine. The group most at risk is the nominally 1 billion people living on less than $2 a day. However, if the 2011 harvests are as bad as they look like they might be, the pain will quickly expand to those living on $10 a day and quite possibly higher. For calibration, something like 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
* The Inflation catapult is locked and loaded: Inflation is largely a monetary phenomenon. For inflation to occur, you either need (1) more money chasing the same amount of product, or (2) equal money chasing less product. In the case of food inflation, we may have the worst possible combination: more money chasing less product. The below chart explains perfectly why I think the inflation catapult is primed for blast-off. It awaits a triggering event.
* The Inflation hawks have left the building: Earlier today, there was news that Neil Barofsky is leaving his role as SIGTARP. These are the guys who are accountable for where the TARP bailout money goes. On a related note, Hawkish Fed Governor Kevin Warsh resigned last week. Axel Weber, the similarly hawkish heir apparent to the European Central Bank, also resigned last week. The hawks appear to be leaving the building.
You may not care about the money supply, and may well not know your M1, M2 and M3. Now would be a good time to get up to speed — before the velocity of money returns to trend. It is also a good time to diversify into assets that have finite supply and that have global appeal. Personally, I like premium domain names as an asset class for reasons discussed prior.
The Chinese need to eat too — and with $2.65 Trillion in ForEx reserves they can afford to!
The big macroeconomic development to watch in the coming months is Chinese food inflation. Month over month, the official number is that it is running a TRIPLE DIGIT annualized growth rate. I have an ongoing Skype dialog with a business partner in Fuzhou, China, who has confirmed that rapidly increasing food prices in late 2010 is now accelerating in 2011. Due to ongoing drought, China’s domestic harvest could take a large hit in 2011. However, keep in mind that China also has the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves, now above $2.65 Trillion. In other words, in a global market with free trade, their government should be able to import what they need from willing exporters. Interesting to note though that Russia has banned grained exports in the wake of their own failed harvest.
I goes to follow then that China is the X-Factor in global pricing of food — they would have the greatest need and also the greatest capacity to pay for it. Although drought conditions are not new in China, 2011 is looking particularly severe. This is the first time that I can recall when the world’s most populous nation can also afford to outbid the world’s wealthiest nations for a good that is classically price inelastic.
Guess who has the largest supply of exportable grain?
As you can see in the below info-graphic, far and away the US is the leading exporters of food.
At a time when food will be much more expensive, let’s see if the US crop holds up. It just might, and almost certainly on a relative basis. The (geopolitical) implications are significant as there is mounting evidence that instability in places like Egypt have their origin in rising food prices. Said another way, a government would spend as much as needed to maintain control of its population. With 43 million Americans on food stamps at a time of record budget deficits, the writing is on the wall that more debasement of the currency can be expected as the global trends towards income equality and wealth concentration continues. Hedge accordingly.
OF late, there is this massive pressure on Asian nations to stockpile rice as part of their national food security efforts.
With the weather pattern wreaking havoc on food crops leading to dwindling supplies and rising food inflation, there is looming fear the current price of rice may soon revisit the all-time record price in 2008, which at one time saw the grain price surging by 200%.
The global rice market has been on the rise again over the past few months after hitting a two-year low in early August 2010. The price of the Asian rice benchmark, Thai 100% grade-B white rice, has steadily risen by about 4.5% since Dec 29 to reach about US$558 per tonne.
Despite the assurance of ample rice supply by the world’s largest rice producers Thailand and Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh have become among the earliest Asian nations to extensively boost their rice imports for 2011.
Early this month, Indonesia had ordered its state procurement agency Bulog to secure imports to gradually boost its rice stockpiles to two million tonnes from the current 1.5 million tonnes. Indonesia surprised the market recently by purchasing 820,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand for prompt shipment.
Bangladesh has also said it was buying 200,000 tonnes of parboiled rice from Thailand in the first government-to-government deal for the grain.
Malaysia has also been steadily stockpiling rice. After the bitter experience of 2008, Bernas the local rice custodian has been procuring rice over the past two years via active buying both on the spot and forward contract for two to six months to build up stocks.
According to some quarters, more Asian nations would likely make similar move to boost their rice stockpile should drought-striken China, the world’s largest rice consumer, start to procure more rice externally in the near term. China has been self-sufficient of the grain.
Interestingly, Vietnam, the second world largest rice producer, is also stockpiling its rice at about one million tonnes but Thailand intends to reduce its volume of it domestic stockpile to only 100,000 tonnes and export 900,000 tonnes from its stockpile.
Meanwhile, the Thai government is not overly worried about lowering its stockpile as new harvest will start soon. It is likely to export 10.73 million tonnes of the 2010-11 crop, up slightly from 10 million for 2009-10.
So what will be in store next as the scramble to stockpile rice hots up among Asian countries?
Given such a dire situation, it seems the proposal to create a permanent rice emergency reserve by the 10-member Asean together wth China, South Korea and Japan (Asean plus three) may likely be speeded up.
A meeting is slated in Jakarta later this year to discuss the supply and financing, and the mechanism to the countries should a hike in prices occur.
In addition, a blueprint will also be put up for the establishment of a 800,000-tonne strategic rice storage facility with pledges from Asean members, Japan, China and South Korea to protect the region’s two billion people from an environmental disaster and a runaway inflation.
So this is 1Malaysia is all about—give give more to Bumiputra
New unit to boost bumiputra economic participation
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the “Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera” (Teraju) to further strengthen the bumiputra development agenda.
The special unit would look into five areas, including entrepreneurship and wealth creation, to boost bumiputra economic participation.
The remaining areas are funding, education and employment, institutional and policy instrument review and stakeholder management.
The Prime Minister said Teraju would also propose institutional reforms to increase effectiveness. “Teraju will work with relevant agencies to develop implementation initiatives, review existing programmes and manage the implementation of these programmes,” he said at the launch after chairing the Bumiputra Agenda Action Council meeting yesterday.
“To better understand ground issues and sentiments, it will be crucial for Teraju to engage with non-governmental organisations and stakeholders,” he said.
Please sign and pass on. Thank you.
Subject: Please sign this petition for Teoh Beng Hock
JUSTICE TO ALL MALAYSIANS
There’s a petition going on to demand that Najib set up a royal commission to replace the current farce of an inquest. They need at least 100,000 signatures. So do your bit!
Even if you are a BN supporter, this is not about politics. This is about custodial deaths. Next time, it could be YOU or ME. If we keep silent, we are just as responsible for the next death as the police / MACC officer who did the killing.
So, go and sign up here – http://www.petitiononline.com/m4bh/.
Please forward this message to your family and friends! Let’s get the 100,000 signatures!
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — The Malaysians for Beng Hock movement is seeking public support to set up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to investigate Teoh Beng Hock’s death.
Chong Kok Siong, the group’s co-ordinator, told reporters today that it will be a three-month-long campaign to get 100,000 signatures, to be submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“It now appears that an independent, credible and professional RCI is the best way to bring about justice to Beng Hock’s family as the coroner’s inquest has failed to provide answers to the most crucial questions surrounding Beng Hock’s death in a believable way,” he said at Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH).
The 30-year-old Teoh was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam on July 16 last year after he was interrogated overnight by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection with suspected abuse of state funds by Selangor lawmakers. The Selangor MACC headquarters was then located on the 14th floor of the same building.
Teoh, who was the political secretary to Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, had been interrogated overnight by the MACC, from July 15 evening to July 16 morning, on allegations his boss had misused state funds.
Ng Yap Hwa, another co-ordinator of the movement, said he did not think it was premature to launch this campaign even as the inquest was still going on.
“Even at the beginning of this, when we found out about Beng Hock’s death, the family had already asked for a royal commission of inquiry. In the past one year, we see that the inquest is very unjust and that there are people who try to manipulate… it is an insult to Beng Hock and his family,” he said.
Chong pointed out that the Bar Council had already called for an RCI probe.
The ongoing inquest has grabbed national headlines and has been a hot topic on online social networks with video clips of DPP Datuk Abdul Razak Musa demonstrating the act of self-strangulation going viral, the rock-star look spotted by Thai forensic expert Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand and her witty remarks in court, and new evidence popping up unexpectedly.
The group claimed that it has already obtained more than 5,000 signatures from two recent events, and the signatures of Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching.
“We urge the public and the civil society to turn their unhappiness into forces of hope, and to translate their sympathy into concrete action,” said Chong.
He said the public can sign the petition online at www.petitiononline.com/m4bh or contact the group for hard copies. At the end of the three-month-long campaign, there will be a “Justice for Beng Hock, Truth for Rakyat” gathering.
Dr. Adrian Wong
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Subject: Prof Khoo Kay Peng speaks out.. (Interesting Article)
All Older Malaysians are much to be accountable of what Malaysia is in today…
Tolerances had been abused, and patience had been taken for granted…
We are now what we had been—–By doing nothing Right then, that is how we had ended up to what is Today!!
If we choose to remain as what we had done, then we will expect nothing more than what we already had today!!
Prof Khoo Kay Peng speaks out .. (Interesting Article)
1Malay or 1Malaysia
Malay, Chinese and Indian are all Malaysian brothers and sisters. But BN has screwed Malaysians and Malaysia up.
Malay 1st…. Malaysian 2nd
When a Malay, Chinese and Indian, all Malaysians, apply for:-
1) Scholarships, Malays will get it first irrespective of bright Malaysians
2) Entry to the local universitie s and best courses such medicine, dentistry, law, Malays will get it first irrespective of quality. Residential hostels, Matriculation courses, MARA Uni , Malays will get 90% to 100%. (By the way, matriculation exams are internally set by own lecturers – about thousands of straight A’s students in Matriculation compared to the straight A’s STPM which are few. This is “Malay meritocracy vs Malaysian meritocracy”!
3) Social Welfare, Malays will get it first irrespective of how poor the Malaysian rakyat is
4) Business Contracts, Malays will get it first irrespective of who can offer the best value, quality and unblemished track record. Even when blacklisted, Malay associations have the right to complain because the rakyat owes them a living.
5) Sharing of wealth and equity, IPOs, ASB, Malays will get it first. Even with ASB for Malays give higher returns and principal guaranteed capped at RM200K instead of other bonds for Malaysians with lower yield capped at RM50K. This will be ongoing. WhyMalays cannot reach 30% equities? Statistics are manipulated so that valuation of shares are based on par value (Imagine valuing CIMB, Maybank, Sime darby etc at par value of RM1.00 instead of market value of RM12 etc. Malaysians must accept these assumptions or make sure this is hidden or else priviledges are gone..!! )
6) Low cost houses, lands, houses even bungalows , Malays will get it first because they are the supreme race and the rest of Malaysians are immigrants. Quotas for Malays are 30% to 50% with steep discounts to be subsidized by the rest of the Malaysians.
7) Important Senior management jobs, CEO positions in government linked companies, Malays will get it first irrespective of the best qualified and most capable Malaysian candidates.
8) Government linked positions, civil positions , nurses and teachers training, Malay will get first irrespective whether they are qualified
9 ) Religious land for worship or terms of God , Malays own it and the rest must obey.
10) Demonstrations, freedom of expressions, racial blurs, Malays can have their say, others under ISA …
Now you know why it is Malay 1st, Malaysian 2nd Education, welfare, economic, business policies are to benefit Malay first then Malaysian 2nd. The rest of the rakyat, who works hard, contribute to nation building will continue to be Malaysians 2nd..
So it is not so difficult to understand if a Malay Indonesian Badminton player is paying against a Chinese or Indian Malaysian, those who subscribe Malay 1st, Malaysians 2nd will cheer for the Malay badminton player.
When there is a citizenship application of a Malay Indonesian and a qualified non Malay, the Malay Indonesian will get it irrespective of merits.
That is why we have Malay is 1st class other Malaysians 2nd class. This is the only country that has racism and special rights enshrined in the constitutions because Malay is supreme.
So if you have the opportunity to migrate to be treated fairly and justly,why stay? Malaysians 2nd means you will always be an immigrant. Why become an immigrant with 2nd class rights when other countries are willing to give you the same rights.
1Malaysia to appease Malaysians 2nd class hope until the elections…
Wise UP Malaysians! Vote wisely.
KHOO KAY PENG IS RIGHT. HOW CAN NAJIB WALK HIS TALK??? TIME IS ALSO RUNNING OUT!
1 . NAJIB CANNOT EVEN DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE 1MALAYSIA CONCEPT & THE RACIAL POLITICS CURRENTLY PRACTISED BY THE MANY MALAY POLITICIAN IN UNMO.
2 . IN THIS CASE WHERE IS THE FUTURE OF 1MALAYSIA???
IN OTHER WORD, IT IS ONLY NAJIB’S SLOGAN & WE CANNOT SEE HOW IT WILL WORK FOR ALL MALAYSIAN IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE!!
3. 1MALAYSIA CONCEPT WILL NEVER WORK IF HE CANNOT STOP THESE MALAY POLITICIANS FROM TRYING TO CHAMPION MALAY SUPREMACY OVER OTHER RACES IN THE COUNTRY!
PLEASE PASS ON THIS EMAIL TO AS MANY MALAYSIAN AS POSSIBLE SO AS TO ENABLE THEM TO ASSESS THE 1MALAYSIA SLOGAN ADVOCATED BY NAJIB……. ….. …. ……… …….
Khoo Kay Peng speaks out.. Can Najib Walk his Talk?
So far, the judgment is NO. Again the saying pertaining to this, Your actions is so loud (not walking your talk) that I cannot hear what you are saying (all your speeches are for nothing)
NEM, NEP, Perkasa & Malay First, Malaysian Second: Time is Running Out for PM Najib
PM Najib is forced to go back to the Barisan old script when he was asked to react on his deputy’s statement that he was “Malay 1st, Malaysian 2nd”. Najib defended his deputy, “Being a Malay doesn’t mean that you are against 1Malaysia or you don’t think like a Malaysian.” “Similarly, if you are a Malaysian Chinese, it doesn’t mean that you don’t think like a Malaysian or subscribe to the concept of 1Malaysia,” he said.
Najib’s knee-jerk reaction on Muhyiddin’s statement unmasks his own understanding about nation building and the 1Malaysia concept .
The lack of national affinity and shared destiny is the main obstacle for 1Malaysia. It is sad to note that the 1Malaysia founder himself does not share the vision of nationhood and citizenship. If Najib does not trust his own nation building agenda, he should not have misused the name, Malaysia .
1Malaysia is not consistent with Ethnicity 1st, Nationality 2nd.
We cannot blame Muhyiddin for his lack of national identity because nation building was not featured in the Barisan rule over the last 5 decades. Barisan is an antithesis to 1Malaysia and nation building. The most important element in a nation building project is to outlaw racial discrimination. Barisan is the epitome of racism and racially based politics.
Najib cannot remain coy and silent on the demands, attacks and allegations made against the Chinese community, in particularly, by Perkasa.
Interestingly, a politician such as Ibrahim Ali needed racism to resurrect his career. Of course he is enjoying the media limelight at the moment. At the Aljazeera interview, he lambasted “If these people say that they are second-class citizens, don’t talk s**t! Don’t talk s**t! I repeat three times, don’t talk s**t!”
“We, the Malays have forgiven them a lot, we have sacrificed a lot of our interests,” he added.
I would like Ibrahim to clarify what interests? It appears that Muhyiddin is now clamouring to ride on Perkasa’s wave by declaring that he is “Malay 1st” and “Malaysian 2nd”.
Regardless of the publicity stunt and damage control, Najib knows that his defence of Muhyiddin and his statement is going to tear his concept to pieces. His administration is dragging its feet on the NEM details and mechanism. It makes us wonder if there is any meat at all in NEM.
Time is running out for him. Another talk but no walk is going to put him on the same pedestal as Abdullah Badawi.
Najib should state his stand on Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali’s disrespect for non-Malay citizens. They (Najib, Muhyiddin and Ibrahim) should remember that their salaries and perks are paid by Malaysians of all races. Not by the Malays onl y.
SAY NO TO RACISM!
Posted by Khoo Kay Peng .
If you had never voted… for once in your life… VOTE in the 13th GE. This is your time!
NOW that is really Malaysia at the worst Bodoh!!!
Did US agree to send the English teachers or Msia ask for it?
Anyway, there are good English teachers in Msia but they are all giving private tuition.
For Allah sake, if you have curriculum in English, the you don’t need USA English.
American English is different from British English!!!
Malaysia is really BODOH!!
Laughing my ass off!!!
US agrees to send volunteer English teachers
WASHINGTON: Volunteer teachers from the United States will soon be heading round the globe to teach English in Malaysia.
The US government has agreed to Malaysia’s proposal to revive its Peace Corps programme after a 21-year lapse and will send their teachers over once a mechanism has been worked out.
The move, in the wake of improved relations between both countries, will help alleviate the shortage of English teachers in Malaysia and improve proficiency of the language.
“If possible, we want to start (the programme) this year,” said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin after a meeting with US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton on Friday.
With the nod from the US government, Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said his Ministry could now draw up details on the implementation of the programme and present it to the Cabinet.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak first made the proposal to revive the programme when he met US President Barack Obama in September last year.
The Peace Corps, which was very popular in the 1960s, is an American volunteer programme which provides technical assistance and helps people outside the United States to understand their culture and expose Americans to the cultures of other countries.
Najib had said Malaysia was prepared to partly sponsor the programme of bringing in qualified teachers to teach English.
Clinton extended a warm welcome to Muhyiddin during their meeting on Friday, describing it as an “excellent meeting”, just like their last one in Kuala Lumpur in November.
“It is very exciting for the breadth and depth of our relationship to be on such a positive track, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Government and people of Malaysia for a better future,” she remarked after the meeting at the Department of State.
Speaking to journalists later, Muhyiddin said Clinton was impressed with Malaysia’s achievements and felt it could be a role model for other developing countries.
She had cited three criteria that Malaysia met for a model country – having a democratic and effective government as well as economic growth.
Muhyiddin also updated Clinton on Malaysia’s participation in the Trans Pacific Partnership which he regarded as a 21st century agreement that would further boost trade for the eight member countries.
Dr. Tan Kee Kwong on PETRONAS; PM/UMNO’s PRIVATE PIGGY BANK.
Another blast from Dr. Ronnie Tan Kee Kwong…
” Without fear and favour..”, this heroic scion of
Tan Sri Dr. Tan Chee Khoon… ..
an intrepid politician of his father’s mettle and character…
From the desk of Dr Tan Kee Kwong 14/8/2010
Dear Najib & your cronies in the BN,
I learnt with alarm that for the past 3 years, Petronas has given to the Federal Government 290 billion ie 290,000 JUTA! Wow, what a fantastic sum of money. Please Najib, Pak Lah & Mahathir, tell us the rakyat how you spent or wasted this huge sum of money.
As I have said before, Petronas as an entity, was & still is quite a well run company. But the past 3 PM,s have ruined it all. By a special Act of Parliament passed in the 70’s PDA i.e. Petroleum Development Act, Petronas is only accountable to the PM ONLY. In the past we had 2 Oil Ministers who had no say at all. Even under PDA, the Minister of Finance has no say at all. Even the Cabinet cannot examine the true accounts of Petronas. What a shame !
This is totally unacceptable. You can rest assured that the incoming Pakatan Rakyat Federal Government will change all that. Those that have plundered the wealth of the nation had better watch out, you will be charged & sent to jail for a very long time !
Under Mahathir, Dividends paid to the Govt was about 2 to 3 billion annually. The so called Mr Clean i.e. Pak Lah forced Petronas to pay 10 billion then 20 billion finally to pay 30 billion. During Mr Clean tenure as PM dividends paid was 10x what was paid during Mahathir’s time . . . . ???!
Where did all this money go ?
Mainly to finance all the budget deficits during his rule.
A lot went to useless Defense spending.
Also the nation only got 10 billion worth out of 30 billion !
In the 80’s& 90’s about 100 billion was spent from Petronas coffers to bail out Bank Bumiputra TWICE . Also during the finacial crise of 1997, Petronas was forced to buy MISC to bail out Mahatir’s son.
KLCC LAND, ANOTHER BIG TIME SCAM
I remember in the mid 50’s my family stayed for 2 years in no 2 Jalan Penang . At that time there was only the Race Course there. As kids we enjoyed plucking the delicious rambutans there. Now it is so different.
At that time the HQ of Petronas was housed in Dayabumi. There was a severe shortage of office space as the Petronas operations expanded very fast.
Initially the plan was to build a new HQ in Jln Tun Razak, opposite the Royal Sgor Golf Club.(site of the present Prnce Court Hospital ) That plan was aborted as the DCA(Dept of Civil Aviation) objected strongly as it was in the flight path of the Sungai Besi RMAF Air Base. Then Petronas went ahead to buy a piece of land in Jalan Ampang, behind Yow Chuan Plaza for only 30 million.
Suddenly Mahathir intervened & came out with a devious plan to steal the money from Petronas to enrich his special crony etc. First there was the outcry in the press on how the Race Course was causing massive traffic jams every week-end. So the Federal Government & DBKL decided that the Race Course must shift to Sungai Besi, its present site. If the land was sold/surrendered from the Turf Club to Petronas direct that will be perfectly OK. BUT the Turf Club was forced to sell its land to a very special Mahatir Crony. Within a matter of a few months the special crony sold the land to Petronas at a huge price of 600 Million !
The top brass of Petronas was instructed,
‘ CANNOT negotiate the price, just pay ! ‘ .
How ridiculous, who pays 600 million without even a one dollar discount . . . ??!
Please Mahathir, you were in charge of Petronas then who was the crony/individual involved & who others benefited.
PAK LAH “GAVE” AWAY BLOCK L AND BLOCK M, SARAWAK
Another ginormous scandal that cost the nation US100 BILLION. Recently Mahathir wrote in his blog site that 3 weeks before Pak Lah stepped down as PM he “gave’ the above land to Brunei . Wonder what made him do that, maybe in one of his naps in public he just assigned our rights to Brunei . I am sure it was not for free, many relatives & cronies benefited because this is a business deal, not an NGO doing charity.
In the past Petronas went into joint sharing agreements with Vietnam , Cambodia , Thailand , Indonesia etc This should have been the case in Block L and Block M.
Sarawakians , plaese wake up ! ! !
You stay in on of the poorest states in Malaysia .
Your Ketua Menteri(Pek Moh) is so blatantly corrupt that even his BN broyhers in SUPP are complaining..
And Pak Lah “gave???” your wealth away to Brunei
UMNO/BN plase come clean on the real affairs of Petronas.
Abolish the present PDA Act. Replace it with a better & more transparent Act that the financial affairs of Petronas MUST be accountable to the Parliament
Examine the real cause of the severe drop in FDI.
Not only that even the local tycoons have very little faith in this country.
Don’t you care…!??? Every year at least 400,000 finish their SPM examinations. With this state of affairs what is going to happen to them ?
Don’t just enrich yourselves, give a little bit back to the Nation !
More people in the know should write more such revealing articles!
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Now,Who is the traitor?
NOW, WHO IS THE TRAITOR?
From the desk of Dr Tan Kee Kwong.*
Salam. I read with great interest today papers about your comments. In it you were quoted that those who talk bad about Felda & called it bankrupt are to be regarded as traitors to the Nation.
The sad truth is that after you took charge of Felda in 2005, you turned what was a very successfulorganisation into a financial nightmare. In fact you are the traitor who has stolen the poor peneroka’s money.
I am sure you know that for the next General Election, Felda schemes & their votes determine about 60 Federal Parliament Seats. From my feedback, many of the peneroka are boiling mad.
They have been exploited & taken for a ride.
If what you say is true & ALL the peneroka are so happy with the UMNO/BN government, why the sudden interest in the welfare of the peneroka,
Why the many cash handouts?
Please explain the following.
1. In 2001, the cash reserves of Felda was RM4.5 billion with ZERO borrowing. Recently your
Deputy Minister replied that the cash reserves has plunged to RM1.2 billion. This is
despite the fact that for the past 3 years, the CPO price has been very high. If you have
looked after Felda properly the cash reseves should now be at least RM8 billion.
2. New Felda HQ in KLCC.
Said to cost RM662 million, Explain how this six star building is going to help the poor
peneroka, many of whom only get nett RM500 per month. Why a huge deposit of
RM235 million paid even before construction started? Why the decision was made at
a secret meeting in your DPM’s office in Putrajaya without the knowledge or
approval of the Felda board? Recently Ahmad Maslan siad this is a very good
investment as it has already made paper profit of RM300 million. Pray how did he come
to this conclusion when the building is not even finished or sold!
3. Felda Global Ventures.
We know that Felda has invested at least RM3 billion on these projects. We also know
thta since day one it has been losing money, in fact it has lost RM300 million.
Twin Rivers Project in USA, invested RM500 million
Cattle rearing project invested RM600 million
Since you say we are traitors, tell us in detail what has happened .
The peneroka in Felda Keratong near Segamat are laughing, the imported cattle for
the cattle project have to be kept in an air conditioned room 24 hours a day!
4. Why the need to borrow from EPF?
Before you started on Felda Global Ventures. Felda never borrowed from EPF.
Is this borrowing secure? To all the EPF contributors beware, your money is used
to finance many of these dubious schemes which Najib started
5. Skim Tabung tanam semula
In August this year I visited a Felda scheme near Kemaman
Talked to a peneroka who wants to sue Felda. He has been contributing to this fund
for psat 17 years & has accumulated RM17,000. However when he replanted his old oil
trees, he did not use the fund but used his own money instead. It has been 3 years now
tried to get his OWN money back, but the Felda administration has refused so far.
Wonder why, if Felda is so well run & cash rich why can’t even pay this poor peneroka
a paltry sum?
6. Felda settlers to camp outside Felda HQ.
In October this year, there was a report that many settlers were not happy with Felda for
refusing to settle their replanting payments. So this case i quoted above is widespread
& happening in many. many schemes round the country.
7. Oil palm fruit sent to Mill
In Felda Kemahang, Kelantan. Felda lost the case as it was proved that Felda was not
paying the proper amount sent to mill. It was a landmark case. On appeal Felda lost the
case. Soon after that you visited a scheme near Bahau. Instead of respecting the court’s
decision you made a silly remark like Felda will engage the best lawyers & fight all the
remaining cases in court. Good for you, you will make mare peneroka angry with you!
I DARE YOU
1. Subject the whole of Felda to an independant audit & publish the findings.
2. Felda has 43 subsidiaries
publish all their annual reports & subject them to an audit as well
*DR TAN KEE KWONG IS THE SON OF THE LATE TAN CHEE KHOON.
He was also a former Deputy Minister of Land and Cooperative Development.