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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Menteri M'sia rogol pembantu rumah Indonesia

(Harakahdaily) - Kisah seorang pembantu rumah Indonesia dirogol oleh majikannya yang merupakan seorang menteri bermula apabila sebuah badan kebajikan dan hak asasi manusia, Migrant Care, menerima sepucuk surat aduan daripada adik mangsa.
Surat tanpa tarikh yang ditaip dengan mesin taip biasa itu mendakwa kakaknya yang bernama Robengah telah diperkosa oleh seorang menteri kerajaan Malaysia beberapa kali.

"Kakak saya telah diperkosa oleh majikannya Pak Menteri beberapa kali. Hingga satu hari tanggal 19/02/07, kuasa Allah perbuatan kejinya itu telah terlihat oleh Datin isterinya yang sangat baik melayan semua pembantu rumah. Datin telah hantar kakak saya pulang ke Indonesia keesokannya, tanggal 20/02/07," cerita adik mangsa kepada badan yang menjaga kebajikan pekerja Indonesia yang bekerja di luar negeri itu.

Melalui surat inilah, Migrant Care telah menyiasat laporan ini dengan  menghantar tiga sukarelawannya ke rumah Robengah yang terletak di Banjarnegara, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.

Migrant Care adalah Perhimpunan Indonesia untuk Buruh Migran Berdaulat (Member of Migrant Forum in Asia and International NGO Platform on Migrant Workers' Convention) yang beralamat di Jl. Pulo Asem I C No 15 RT 015 RW 001 Jati, Jakarta Timur 13220 Indonesia.

Banyak kes yang berjaya diselesaikan oleh mereka dalam menjaga kebajikan pekerja Indonesia di Malaysia. NGO ini juga membantu rakyat Malaysia yang ingin mencari saudara mara mereka di Indonesia sebagaimana yang berlaku kepada keluarga Azreen Che Ishak, gadis dari kampung Sawah, Rantau, Negeri Sembilan yang dibawa ke Lombok, Indonesia.

Perjalanan ke Banjarnegara pada 24 Julai 2007 merupakan satu perjalanan yang panjang bagi para sukarelawan ini. Ia bermula sehari sebelum itu lagi apabila mereka bertolak dari Jakarta ke Jawa Tengah pada 23 Julai. Namun, demi tugas, mereka ke sana untuk mengesahkan laporan yang mereka terima itu.

Perjalanan ke Banjarnegara

Ketika dalam perjalanan, mereka terngiang-ngiang kata-kata rayuan adik mangsa rogol ini yang meminta kasihan belas agar kehormatan wanita Indonesia ini dibersihkan.

"Tolong kami Pak. Bersihkan kehormatan wanita Indonesia yang mencari rezeki buat anak-anak yang sekolah. Apakah memperkosa pembantu rumah pekerja asing yang tak bisa baca dan tak bisa tulis, adalah satu budaya orang kenamaan di Malaysia," rayu adik mangsa dalam surat aduan itu.

Melalui alamat yang diberikan adik mangsa itu, mereka berjaya menemui Robengah yang sedang sibuk mempersiapkan makanan untuk pekerja yang sedang mempersiapkan rumah baru mereka.

Mereka ke sana untuk mendapatkan cerita sebenar dari mangsa sendiri. Ini kerana, surat aduan itu penuh keyakinan kakaknya akan ceritakan segala-galanya.

"Kakak saya akan ceritakan segala-galanya. Saya sertakan foto majikannya bersama kakak saya yang berdiri disebelahnya (bertudung biru) bersama pembantu rumah yang lain dan Datin isterinya," cerita surat aduan itu lagi.

Namun mereka bertiga juga teringat pesan adik mangsa itu. Ini kerana, beliau bimbang kes yang berlaku kepada wanita Monggolia, Altantuya Shariibuu berulang kepada kakaknya.

"Tolong bapak rahsiakan alamat kakak saya kerana Pak Menteri itu punya banyak wang dan kenalan di Indonesia. Khuatir nanti keluarga kakak saya akan diapa-apakan seperti kasus Altantuya di Malaysia," tulis adik mangsa itu lagi.

Mereka bertiga sampai di rumah Robengah kira-kira jam 11 pagi. Namun, suasana yang ada tidak membolehkan isu pemerkosaan ini ditanya terus kepadanya sehingga jam lewat petang. Ini kerana suami serta dua anaknya sentiasa berada di sisinya.

Mereka hanya berjaya mendapat sejarah kerja Robengah di rumah majikannya di Kuala Lumpur selama lapan tahun itu. Dalam pada itu, mereka juga sempat bergambar bersama.

Pengakuan Robengah

Namun, selepas pulang ke rumah salah seorang dari mereka iaitu kira-kira jam 8.30 malam, mereka menelefon Robengah melalui anaknya.

Dalam perbualan telefon itulah, Robengah mengaku diperkosa majikannya. Tetapi beliau meminta sangat-sangat isu pemerkosaan itu tidak diperbesarkan kerana dia malu dan takut.

Maklumlah, dia hanya orang kecil sedangkan Pak Menteri itu orang besar dan berpengaruh.

Suami Robengah juga menelefon mereka semua supaya isu ini tidak diperbesarkan dan menganggap ini adalah satu cobaan untuk keluarganya.

Pada 26 Julai sekali lagi para sukarelawan ini menelefon Robengah melalui ibu pejabat mereka di Jakarta.

Robengah kali ini juga meminta agar ia tidak diperbesarkan namun dia mengesahkan telah diperkosa menjelang pulang ke kampung halamannya.

Menurut adiknya, kali terakhir Robengah diperkosa pada 19 Februari 2007 dan kejadian ini telah terbongkar apabila dilihat sendiri oleh isteri menteri ini.

Robengah kemudiannya telah dihantar pulang oleh isteri menteri itu pada keesokan harinya iaitu pada 20 Februari 2007.

Kenyataan media

Selepas membuat penyiasatan dan menemubual mangsa inilah, Migrant Care telah mengeluarkan satu kenyataan media pada 1 Ogos 2007. Ia telah ditandatangani oleh tiga orang iaitu Wahyu Susilo (Policy Analyst), Anis Hidayah  (Executive Director) dan Alex Ong (Country Director).

Kenyataan ini telah disiarkan kembali oleh Tenaganita, sebuah NGO hak asasi pekerja pada  26 Disember baru-baru ini selepas dokumen siasatan kes ini didedahkan oleh WikiLeaks.

Dokumen siasatan kes pemerkosaan ini dikatakan telah sampai ke kedutaan Indonesia di Kuala Lumpur, kedutaan Amerika di Jakarta dan pejabat Perdana Menteri ketika Datuk Seri (kini Tun) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi adalah Perdana Menterinya.

Berdasarkan dokumen dari kedutaan Amerika inilah WikiLeaks mendedahkan kembali kes ini kerana dokumen yang didedahkan oleh WikiLeaks semuanya daripada dokumen yang bocor dari Amerika.

Pendedahan ini kemudiannya diangkat oleh blogger Rocky Bru (Ahirudin Atan), pemimpin akhbar The Malay Mail, dalam blognya baru-baru ini.

Bermula dari situlah Harakahdaily menyiasat kes ini dan mendapat cerita ini. Menurut maklumat awalnya, menteri ini sudah bersara tetapi selepas disiasat rupanya menteri ini masih kekal dalam kabinet Datuk Seri Najib Razak sekarang.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Anwar tak kata Lim Kit Siang calon TPM Pakatan Rakyat?

20 Muharram 1432H.
Subky Latif

SAYA tanya Tian Chua, Naib Presiden PKR yang baru, “Bagaimana Anwar boleh menamakan Kit Siang sebagai calon Timbalan Perdana Menteri Pakatan?”

Jawab Tian Chua bahawa Anwar tidak mencalonkan sesiapa. Dia ditanya media tentang siapa TPM kiranya Pakatan Rakyat memenangi pilihan raya nanti.

Kata Tian Chua, Anwar tidak menyebut nama sesiapa. “Sesiapa pun boleh.”

Dia ditanya lagi, adakah seorang bukan Melayu boleh jadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri?

Anwar dikatakan menjawab, “Tidak ada masalah.”

Dan ditanya lagi, bagaimana dengan Kit Siang.

Apa Anwar hendak kata? Kalau dia jawab, tidak boleh, tentu ia jadi isu. Bila dia jawab, boleh, juga akan jadi isu.

Apa dia hendak kata?

Yang dia boleh kata ialah “Tidak ada masalah.”
Kata begitu pun juga jadi isu.

Maka disebarlah berita dalam media bahawa Anwar dikatakan akan mengambil Lim Kit Siang sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri.
Kata Tian Chua, Anwar tidak buat cadangan pun.

Bagitulah media memerangkap Anwar dan sekali gus memerangkap Pakatan Rakyat, pemimpin-pemimpinnya dan penyokong-penyokongnya.

Sama ada perangkap itu dipasang musuh terdiri dari puak Ketuanan Melayu atau oleh sesiapa saja, puak Ketuanan Melayu memang suka dengan kejadian itu, kerana ia boleh mencelarukan kelicinan Pakatan Rakyat mencabar monopoli kuasa Umno dan Barisan Nasional.

Memang sedikit sebanyak berita yang tersebar itu sudah mencelarukan keadaan. Ada yang berkata ia belum dibincang dan ada yang berkata begitu dan begini hingga pengundi-pengundi bebas tertanya-tanya.

Selama-lamanya Barisan Nasional terutama Umno menyuruh rakyat bertanya, Siapa Perdana Menteri kalau pembangkang menang?
Masa belum ada Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah dan Barisan Alternatif dulu, pembangkang tidak sekata menamakan Perdana Menterinya. PAS kata,

Datuk Asrilah. Kemudian, Yusof Rawalah dan Fadzil Noorlah.

DAP pula memikirkan Lim Kit Siangnya.

Semasa Tengku Razaleigh tidak menyertai Umno (Baru) dalam PRU 1990 dulu, Semangat 46 mencadangkan Tengku Razaleigh sebagai calon Perdana Menteri. Tetapi PAS diam saja.

Semasa Anwar Ibrahim dipenjarakan di Sungai Buloh, pejuang reformasi mengira dialah Perdana Menteri bila BN dikalahkan. PAS tidak kata tidak dan tidak kata OK. Orang politik dan orang ramai tertanya-tanya bagaimana banduan boleh jadi Perdana Menteri? Dia tidak boleh bertanding dan kalau bukan anggota Parlimen, mana boleh jadi Perdana Menteri.

Tetapi setelah Pakatan Rakyat ada, calon Perdana Menteri itu sudah ada. Pertanyaan yang Umno suruh rakyat tanya itu sudah ada jawapannya. Sudah disetujui oleh Pakatan Rakyat bahawa Anwarlah calon Perdana Menteri.

Jika dia tidak sempat dan dipenjarakan sekali lagi pun, maka sudah ada jawapan tentang Perdana Menteri.

Kalau dalam PRU 2008 tiada calon Perdana Menteri yang jelas, BN telah lintang pukang, maka cabaran itu adalah berganda apabila Perdana Menteri menunggu itu ada dan bergerak. Walaupun pembangkang belum tentu menang, tetapi ia belum tentu kalah. Akan tetapi kerajaan BN pula belum tentu kalah, tetapi tidak pasti pula menang.

Bagi menghalang Pakatan menang, maka celarukan ia dengan isu Timbalan Perdana Menteri. BN tentulah TPMnya ketuanan Melayu. Kalau TPM Pakatan Rakyat bukan Melayu, maka ada ruang bagi Umno menghasut pengundi Melayu supaya jangan lari daripadanya.

Maka orang Pakatan - kecil dan besar – jangan latah dengan perangkap APCO atas isu TPM itu. Reaski masing-masing jangan pecah di mulut dan laman web. Jangan jadi isu TPM sebagai penghalang destinasi ke Putrajaya.

Pastikan tiba ke destinasi dulu. Lepas itu tahulah Tok Guru Nik Aziz dan Karpal Singh apa nak buat dan Tok Guru Haji Hadi dan Lim Kit Siang juga tahu apa hendak dibuat.

Di mana Ustaz Hadi dan Kit Siang hendak ditempatkan tidak sepenting membentuk sebuah kerajaan yang adil dan saksama, memerangi rasuah dan penyelewengan, menjamin keluhuran undang-undang dan demokrasi.

Jika Pakatan dikecamukkan oleh isu TPM, jalan ke Putrajaya nescaya bengkang bengkok. Jika ia tidak sampai ke Putrajaya, peluang tiba lima tahun lagi tidak semudah hari ini. Macam-macam boleh berlaku lima tahun lagi. Keadilan sosial tidak dapat ditegakkan dan rasuah tidak dapat dibendung.

Menyedari isu TPM itu satu perangkap, maka tidak sesiapa patut latah dengannya.


source : http://idhamlim.blogspot.com/2010/12/awasi-perangkap-tpm.html

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A case for Selcat: RM2 firm gets rich contract

By B Nantha Kumar

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has awarded a contract to a previously unknown RM2 company to build nine blocks of high-rise buildings in Section 52, Petaling Jaya, on the site currently occupied by PKNS, sources have told FMT.

They said the state gave the contract to Puncak Wangi Sdn Bhd without calling for tenders.

They allege that the company is associated with PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and suggest that it is a case for the Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) to investigate.

A FMT reporter went to the site and saw a notice indicating that the plan is to build four office blocks, two hotel blocks and two service-apartment blocks.

A source claimed that Azmin allegedly pressured Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim to award the contract to Puncak Wangi.

According to records at the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), Puncak Wangi was registered on Sept 25, 1995 under the names of S Vasanthi and Cheong Yoke Ling. SSM documents indicate that they lived in the same house in Taman Tan Yew Lai.

However, a week after the registration, Vasanthi and Cheong resigned as directors and were replaced by Nurulhaini Rosli of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Mahinder Kaur Teja Singh of Ulu Kelang and Zubaidah Ahmad Tajuddin of Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.

In 2005, Nurulhaini and Mahinder Kaur resigned and were replaced by Mohd Azrin Mohd Barrier and Krushiah Ali Mohamed. Zubaidah is no longer a director, but there is no record of her resignation.

Of Puncak Wangi’s 200,000 shares, Mohd Azrin holds 10,000 and Krushiah 5,000. The rest belongs to Gapurna Sdn Bhd, a family company headed by millionaire Mohd Salim Fateh Din.

A check with the Selangor Land and Mines Office revealed that Mohd Salim also owns Bisraya Construction Sdn Bhd, which placed a caveat on the PKNS land in May last year.

The registered addresses of Puncak Wangi, Gapurna and Bisraya are all at Kelana Brem Tower in Kelana Jaya. And the three companies share one secretary by the name of Gong Lu Kew.

A PKR leader in Kelana Jaya told FMT that Azmin was known to have an interest in developing PKNS land for commercial purposes.

He also said that after the 2008 general election, many of the big contractors who used to support BN switched their allegiance to Pakatan.

He said he and several associates had tried to solve the mystery behind Puncak Wangi by checking on the backgrounds of Mohd Azri and Krushiah.

“We found they are not prominent figures,” he said. “They don’t even seem to have enough money to buy nice cars. They use only Satria and Kancil.

"Where does their money go? Who makes profits by using their name? I hope Selcat can reveal the mystery behind the contract."

Source : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/politics/pakatan-rakyat/14515-a-case-for-selcat-rm2-firm-gets-rich-contract

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sarawak opposition launches anti-Taib video



ATM (Abdul Taib Mahmud) telah memegang kuasa selama 30 tahun di Sarawak, dan hasil daripada itu, Sarawak menjadi negeri yang paling miskin sedangkan dia sendiri telah menjadi orang yang paling kaya di Malaysia. Video ini akan membongkarkan muslihat Taib, yang memperalatkan rakyat Sarawak dan merampas harta negeri Sarawak selama ini untuk kepentingannya sendiri.

Mahkamah bebas peguam Rosli Dahlan

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Peguam kanan, Rosli Dahlan bebas tanpa dipanggil membela diri selepas Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Lumpur memutuskan bahawa pihak pendakwaan daripada Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) gagal membuktikan kes prima facie terhadap kegagalannya mematuhi satu notis untuk mendedahkan segala maklumat mengenai asetnya.

Hakim Abu Bakar Katar memutuskan bahawa notis yang ditandatangani Timbalan Pendakwa Raya Kanan SPRM Anthony Kevin Morais gagal membuktikan peguam itu merupakan seorang daripada sekutu bekas Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersil Bukit Aman Datuk Ramli Yusof.

Beliau juga memutuskan pendakwaan gagal untuk membuktikan bahawa Rosli secara sengaja gagal memberi maklum balas terhadap notis yang dikeluarkan Morais.

"Morais juga gagal membuktikan bahawa dia mempunyai asas untuk mengeluarkan notis itu," kata Abu Bakar.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Is this the type of AG we want?



The IGP has been kicked out. The AG, however, is still in office. In spite of all his wrongdoings coming to the attention of the public he is still around. See the evidence below where the AG instructed a doctor to fabricate a medical report to say that Anwar Ibrahim’s injury in 1998 was either due to a fall or was self-inflicted. This report was subsequently hidden and not shown to the Royal Commission of Inquiry. Is this the type of AG that we want?

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin










source : http://malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/36767-is-this-the-type-of-ag-we-want

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dokumen Perjanjian Antara APCO Worlwide Dengan Kerajaan Malaysia

Syaitan Jelmaan menafikan hubungan mereka dengan Israel. Bagaimana dengan dokumen ini?


Sampai bila penipuan dan pendustaan Syaitan Jelmaan harus dibiarkan? Mereka yang mengizinkan Umno dan Barisan Nasional terus berkuasa di bumi Malaysia adalah juga Pengkhianat Negara!

1.Perjanjian antara  Kerajaan Israel dengan GCI International














































Wednesday, December 15, 2010

BMF Scandal Part 6 : Tonight on Astro 732 Crime & Investigation Network

After 27 years, tonight we will be able to refresh and reevaluate the BMF scandal which was one of the biggest banking scandal in early 1980s. Make sure you do not miss this documentary on Astro 732 Crime and Investigation Network at 10 pm tonight! Watch it first and I will write more soon....


Other Screenings : 
17 Dec 4:00 am, 10:00 am, 
18 Dec 10:00 pm,
19 Dec 4:00 am, 10:00 am, 2.00 pm,
22 Dec 7:00 pm,
23 Dec 1:00 am, 7:00 am, 1:00 pm



Jalil IbrahimA tale of lies, deceit, fraud and cold-blooded murder set against the backdrop of one of Hong Kong’s biggest bank scandals

In the monsoons of July, 1983, the body of a young male is discovered with a towelling cord around his neck, in the overgrown plantations of Hong Kong’s New Territories. No wallet, no ID… just a Malaysian coin caught in the lining of his trousers. The Police have no idea who he is or even how he got there. It takes them 24 hours to get an ID on the dead man - Jalil Ibrahim, a young banker with Malaysia’s Bank of Bumiputra on a business trip to Hong Kong. He was reported missing by a colleague the previous day.

The Police don’t know have much to go on, until they stumble upon the banker’s personal diaries and letters. They reveal a troubled state of mind and suggest that the banker may have been onto something big. As the Police study his correspondence, they begin to suspect that Jalil may have discovered fatal secrets - financial irregularities and dangerous liaisons which if revealed could not only threaten his life but also destroy his bank and compromise his country. And in all probability, Jalil’s fears had come true – the banker had been silenced before he could blow the whistle. The banker knew too much.

But what did he know and why was he murdered for it? What was he investigating? Who did he meet in Hong Kong? When and where was he last seen alive? Why did he fear for his life? Was he being blackmailed? What were his last words? How high were the stakes? Will the mystery ever really be truly solved?

The murder of an honest banker, Jalil Ibrahim is revisited 27 years later through various key persons involved with the case across 3 countries – Hong Kong (China), Malaysia and South Korea. The lead investigator - a Senior British Inspector of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force; a Commercial Crimes Specialist; a Senior Crime Reporter who tracked the story from the very beginning; family members in Kuala Lumpur and Jalil’s colleagues at Bank of Bumiputra are some of the key characters who take us through this tale of deceit, intrigue, fraud and murder. Each of their recollections helps take the story just a little further and bit by bit, like the pieces of a puzzle, the final picture emerges. The film will also tracks the fallout of Jalil’s murder – the fall of the Bank of Bumiputra and the crash of Carrian, a real estate company that went down in the record books as HK’s largest bankruptcy case.

For AETN -Crime & Investigation, Asia


(source : http://www.miditech.tv/content.aspx?page=The%20Banker%20Who%20Knew%20Too%20Much)

Monday, December 13, 2010

You don't have to pay income tax if you do not support BN

YES! That is the message that I understand from the news paper clipping below. DPM Tan Sri MuhyiddinYassin said allocation from EVERYBODY's tax money will only be channeled to BN MP's constituencies only. If my area is under Pakatan Rakyat then why should I pay my income tax? Just get the BN supporters pay their income tax as only BN MP's could enjoy it!

What is our DPM trying to tell the people? Is he saying if you want the money then vote BN? But what I understand is he is telling is that BN is a very unfair party with narrow minded leaders. Do you want him to be our next PM? I don't think so!

For Muslims, we can channel our income tax to Zakat, atleast it will be in safer hands. But for non-Muslim, what alternatives do they have? Don't pay your income tax and the face legal actions? Hmm... very clever BN government! But their mind are very short sighted, they only take one thing at a time and do not plan and forecast its long term effect. In long term, the policy will just kill them! and that is really good for the opposition! Thank you Tan Sri!

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(The Star) - Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has shot down a request that the Federal Government extend development funds to Opposition MPs.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the funds were only meant for small projects in Barisan Nasional MP’s constituencies.

“They use it to finance small projects, like roads.

“It is only allocated to Govern­ment MPs ... the Barisan MPs,” he said in a press con­ference after open­ing the 36th annual general con­f­erence of the Penin­sular Malaysia Fede­ration of Peng­hulu and Peng­g­awa here yesterday.

He said providing the funds to Barisan MPs had been a practice of the Federal Government and there was no intention to extend it to Opposition MPs.

Muhyiddin was respon­ding to a request from Selangor Exco Dr Yaakob Safari that the allo­cation be given to Opposition MPs as well.

Dr Yaakob, who was representing Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim at the function, said Opposition MPs should also enjoy the allocation as they were elected by the people.

“I would like to ask the Deputy Prime Minister to bring this matter to the attention of the Prime Minister’s Office.

“The Federal Government should be fair in its treatment including extending the allocation to all states ruled by Pakatan Rakyat,” he said when reading Khalid’s speech.

At this juncture, the delegates, numbering about 300, started to jeer Dr Yaakob.

He however continued reading from his text which criticised the Federal Government including the formation of the village security and development committee.

Muhyiddin said the Federal Government continued to channel development allocations to states that it lost in the 2008 General Election.

Selangor, for example, though it is already a developed state, the Federal Government still provides allocations.

“That is why we have Datuk Ghani (Salleh, Federal Secretary in Selangor) here to ensure the money is spent properly.

“The important thing is the rakyat benefits from the funds.

“If we channel it to the Mentri Besar, I wonder how he would spend it,” Muhyiddin said.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Soalan yang rakyat mahukan jawapannya...

KOMEN Pada tahun 2008, pemimpin pembangkang mendesak supaya satu siasatan dijalankan terhadap pembelian 12 helikopter Eurocopter bernilai RM2.3 bilion yang mereka dakwa dilakukan secara tidak betul.

helicopter military eurocopter cougor ec 725 troop transporterKementerian Pertahanan didakwa lebih membayar RM1.4 bilion ketika membeli pesawat itu dari Eurocopter untuk Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia.

Pengadu mendakwa Malaysia menandatangani surat hasrat untuk membeli 12 helikopter Eurocopter EC725 Cougar pada harga RM2.3 bilion, sedang Brazil hanya membayar AS$1.2 bilion untuk membeli 50 unit model yang sama.

Soalan yang rakyat Malaysia mahu jawapannya ialah: Apakah kerajaan Malaysia membeli pesawat terbaik dari segi nilai wang?

Apakah ada kajian kesesuaian dilakukan untuk membandingkan harga dan fungsi helikopter berkenaan?

Dan mengapa ada isu berhubung pembelian pesawat tersebut sehingga memerlukan Jawatankuasa Kira-kira Awam melakukan siasatan?

Tahun sebelumnya pada lewat 2007, ketua audit negara telah membentangkan satu laporan di Parlimen, mendakwa bahawa satu kontrak untuk membina kapal tentera laut diberikan kepada PSC-Naval Dockyard, anak syarikat Penang Shipbuilding & Construction Sdn Bhd, yang dimiliki Tan Sri Amin Shah Omar Shah, menghadapi masalah serius.

Syarikat Malaysia itu dikontrakkan untuk menyerahkan enam bot peronda kepada Tentera Laut pada 2004 dan penghantarannya selesai pada April 2008.

Mereka seharusnya merupakan sebahagian daripada 27 bot peronda luar pantai yang menelan belanja RM24 bilion. Kontrak ini turut merangkumi hak untuk menyelenggara dan memperbaiki semua kapal tentera laut. Bagaimanapun, hanya dua kapal peronda telah diserahkan pada pertengahan 2006.

malaysia military navy teluk sepanggar naval base sabah 030908 02Terdapat 298 aduan yang direkodkan terhadap dua bot tersebut,
berhubung beratus-ratus item yang tidak lengkap. Harga asal kontrak RM5.35 bilion melambung kepada RM6.75 bilion pada Januari 2007.

Menurut ketua audit negara, ia berpunca daripada kegagalan salahurus kewangan yang serius dan ketidakmampuan teknikal kerana PSC tidak pernah membina, kecuali kapal pukat tunda atau bot polis, sebelum diberi kontrak tersebut oleh Menteri Pertahanan ketika itu, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Laporan tersebut mendapati nilai kontrak seharusnya hanya RM4.9 bilion dan dua bot yang diserahkan itupun didapati cacat.

source : http://malaysiakini.com/news/150658

Friday, December 10, 2010

What APCO did last summer



We know what you did last summer. You arranged for the photography and videotaping session plus you organised events for Malaysia’s First Lady. You also arranged events for Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. And you coordinated plus organised the Malaysian Prime Minister’s visit to the US. And all at the cost of millions of Ringgit of Malaysian taxpayers’ money.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin









source : http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/36532-what-apco-did-last-summer

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Anwar dedah ahli Umno dapat pojek RM2 bilion



Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini mendedahkan tindakan kerajaan Umno-BN memberikan projek-projek lumayan Kementerian Pertahanan berjumlah lebih RM2 bilion kepada seorang dua individu, lapor TV Selangor.

Beliau berkata tindakan itu membuktikan Umno hanya menggunakan slogan Ketuanan Melayu untuk memperkayakan kroni.

NONEAnwar berkata sejak tahun 2008, seorang individu yang dipercayai dari Umno Bukit Gantang Perak telah diberikan pelbagai tender berjumlah RM2 bilion.

"Ada tender yang dikeluarkan, tender terhad sejak 2008 yang diberikan kepada dua orang. Sebanyak 16 syarikat bumiputera dipelawa tetapi kebanyakan syarikat itu, seperti dokumen yang terdapat di tangan saya.

"Jadi ada seolah (-olah) satu pakatan di peringkat tertinggi kementerian pertahanan dengan satu dua orang tokoh Umno atas nama Melayu. Jadi Melayu ini, ketuanan Melayu ini hanya menguntungkan dua tiga orang dan lain itu pasukan sorak menyokong mereka.

"Saya bagi contoh berdasarkan bukti mengapa kementerian sering mengelak mengadakan tender terbuka. Mengapa 16 syarikat ini sahaja dipelawa sedangkan banyak lagi syarikat bumiputera yang cukup kelayakan memenuhi kriteria yang harus diajak untuk bersama," kata Anwar yang juga adalah ahli parlimen Permatang Pauh.

Beliau kemudian menunjukkan dokumen-dokumen berkaitan untuk membuktikan bahawa tender-tender kementerian pertahanan diberikan kepada kroni Umno berkenaan dengan sewenang-wenangnya.

"Ada syarikat, Gahmata Sajian Sdn Bhd penswastaan perkhidmatan katering Angkatan Tentera Malaysia bagi kawasan Sabah, Sarawak dan Labuan nilai RM 800 juta dipunyai oleh seorang bernama Syed Abu Hussin tanpa tender runding terus dari Mindef.

"Kemudian diberi satu lagi syarikat. Nama lain. Namanya Komatra Sajian Sdn Bhd, penswastaan perkhidmatan katering Angkatan Tentera bagi zon Utara dan Timur Semenanjung. Nilai RM 600 juta.

"GPB COrporation Sdn Bhd kontrak 1 Jan 2009 nilai RM 300 juta ringgit. Tuan punya, dan alamat daftar pun sama No 10 level 2 Damai Kompleks. Tuan punya, Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal, tiada Melayu lain," katanya.

Anwar kesal kerana pemberian kontrak-kontrak lumayan kepada kroni Umno dari Perak bukan sahaja membelakangkan kepentingan kementerian pertahanan sendiri tetapi meminggirkan keutamaan untuk membantu bumiputera umumnya.

"Apa hubungan Melayu ini dapat sampai RM2 bilion.

"Apakah ini bukan satu kompromi terhadap mutu dan kepentingan kementerian pertahanan? Apakah ia satu usaha mengetepikan kepentingan ramai pasukan tentera? Apakah ini tanda, kita betul-betul patriotik kepada negara dengan memunggah kekayaan, memperkaya satu, dua orang melalui perbelanjaan ketenteraan," katanya.

source : http://malaysiakini.com/news/150430

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gaji RM5.1 juta setahun pengerusi Syabas dipertikai

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Pemuda PAS Wilayah Persekutuan mempertikaikan gaji mewah pengerusi Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS) Tan Sri Rozali Ismail yang didakwa mencecah RM5.1 juta setahun atau RM425,000 sebulan.

Ketua penerangan dewan itu Fadhil Osman berkata pendapatan tinggi itu tidak wajar diperoleh oleh pengerusi sebuah syarikat yang menguruskan air untuk rakyat.

NONE"Pemuda PAS Wilayah Persekutuan hairan bagaimana kerajaan Selangor sebelum era Pakatan Rakyat boleh meluluskan pendapatan sebegini banyak untuk seorang pengerusi syarikat yang mempunyai kepentingan dengan keperluan asas penduduk di negeri Selangor iaitu air," kata Fadhil.

Dalam satu kenyataan, Fadhil (kanan) menegaskan bahawa air merupakan keperluan asas dan pemberian Tuhan.

"Meskipun air di Selangor diuruskan oleh SYABAS, namun lupakah pengerusinya bahawa air dikurniakan oleh Allah SWT untuk manusia?"

RM66 juta dibelanjakan untuk tubuh PEMANDU

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Badan pemikir kerajaan - Unit Pengurusan Prestasi dan Perlaksanaan (PEMANDU) Jabatan Perdana Menteri, - dikatakan menelan perbelanjaan RM66 juta sebelum ia beroperasi dengan sebahagian besar wang itu dibelanjakan untuk bayaran kepada perunding asing.

NONEBeberapa dokumen yang diperolehi oleh Malaysiakini mendedahkan perbelanjaan tahun lalu sebelum PEMANDU beroperasi adalah kenbanyakannya untuk membiayai “perunding luar”, termasuk firma perunding Amerika McKinsey and Co, yang mengaut RM36 juta.

Dokumen itu juga mendedahkan antara perunding luar negara dan tempatan yang dibayar oleh PEMANDU termasuk Hay Group (yang dibayar RM11 juta), Ethos & Co (RM1.5 juta) dan Alpha Platform (M) Sdn Bhd (RM1.5 juta).

Seorang “perunding luar” misteri yang hanya dikenali sebagai"Tarmidzi" pula menerima bayaran RM3 juta untuk kerja-kerja menubuhkan PEMANDU.

Menurut dokumen itu lagi, badan pelaburan kerajaan, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, mencadangkan pembayaran bil RM21 juta, khususnya untuk kerja-kerja yang dilakukan oleh McKinsey dari April hingga September, 2009.RM60 juta untuk ETP

Sedap membaca sejarah ciptaan Dr Mahathir.

Kalau isu kelalaian Anwar terhadap bangsa Melayu mewajarkan gelaran ditarik balik, maka hampir kesemua pemimpimpin UMNO sepatutnya ditarik gelaran Datuk Seri, Datuk, Tan Sri dan sebagainya. Zaharin sepatutnya menyarankan gelaran kepada Dr Mahathir dilucutkan kerana beliau mengepalai barisan pimpinan UMNO (Baru) menghina Raja-Raja Melayu semasa krisis prlembagaan yang dicetuskan oleh UMNO yang diketuai oleh Dr Mahathir serta Ghaffar Baba pada tahun 1993 dahulu.

Semasa itu Perlembagaan Persekutuan telah melarang Raja-Raja Melayu diipersoalkan samada didalam Dewan Legislative atau diluar Dewan. Jika dilanggar individu-individu yang terlibat boleh dipenjara ‘mandatory’. Menghina Raja-Raja itu adalah penghinaan kepada orang Melayu dan isu itu patut disebut oleh Zaharin. Kenapa hanya Anwar dipersoalkan?

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By Aspan Alias

YB Bayan Baru Zaharin Hashim mencadangkan supaya supaya gelaran yang dianugerahkan kepada Anwar Ibrahim ditarik balik oleh mana Raja-Raja Melayu yang telah menganugerahkan gelaran-gelaran kepada Anwar dahulu. Zaharin telah menuduh Anwar mempersoalkan isu ketuanan Melayu didalam perhimpunan agung Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) baru-baru ini.

Zaharin menganggap Anwar tidak wajar menyimpan gelaran kerana tidak bersama membina apa yang dihebohkan oleh pemimpin Melayu yang beretorik tentang ketuanan Melayu. Zaharin menempelak Anwar kerana kononnya PKR tidak mahu bersama memperjuangkan ketuanan Melayu dan oleh sebab itu segala gelaran yang diterima Anwar wajar ditarik balik.

Media perdana telah memberikan liputan cadangan Zaharin ini dan Anwar telah menjawab yang itu adalah anugerah Tuanku-Tuanku yang berkaitan dan beliau tidak pernah merayu dan mengemis untuk mendapatkan gelaran-gelaran tersebut.

Bagi saya samada gelaran itu ditarik balik atau dikekalkan bukanlah menjadi isu tetapi saya mengambil persepsi yang Zaharin membuat kenyataan ini semata-mata kerana perasaan peribadinya terhadap Anwar semata-mata. Pada hal Zaharinlah yang menjunjung Anwar semasa gerakkan reformasi dan seterusnya mendapat tempat diDewan Legislative dan sekarang digelar Yang Berhormat.

Saya bukan hendak mempertahankan Anwar kerana saya sendiri tidak ada perasaan apa-apa terhadap pemimpin ini kerana Anwar bukanlah pemimpin yang saya kagumi. Tetapi apa yang saya persoalkan ialah Zaharin bukannya berkata-kata kepada landasan kejujuran tetapi oleh kerana ‘persona non grata’ beliau terhadap Anwar sahaja.

'Lebih baik TPM Cina yang hormat perlembagaan'

Pakar perlembagaan Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari berpendapat, lebih baik mempunyai perdana menteri dan timbalannya yang Cina tetapi menghormati perlembagaan daripada Melayu yang menganggap diri sendiri melampauinya.

Mengimbau kembali bagaimana Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mengusahakan pindaan perlembagaan pada tahun 1994 bagi "menghapuskan kuasa Agong", Dr Abdul Aziz berkata, ia menunjukkan contoh bagaimana perdana menteri Melayu "menjadi sombong".

NONE "Mungkin sudah tiba masanya untuk mencuba perdana menteri Cina! Menurut logik, pihak yang datang daripada golongan minoriti akan jadi lebih circumscribed (terhad).

"(Sebagai contoh) setakat ini (Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang) Lim Guan Eng belum melakukan 'dosa' seperti Mahathir selama 22 tahun pemerintahannya," kata Dr Abdul Aziz (kanan).

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Penswastaan Air: Mengfaraidkan Harta Orang Ramai

Tahukah warga Selangor dan warga Malaysia anak semua bangsa: bahawa gaji CEO Syabas, Tan Sri Rozali Ismail ialah 5.1 juta ringgit setahun atau 425,000 ringgit  sebulan.  Bayangkan kalau 5 juta ringgit  ini duit lima sen sudah tenggelam seluruh tasik  air di Hulu Langat.


DARI JELEBU

Semuanya berubah apabila dasar penswastaan diperkenalkan. Dasar penswastaan adalah dasar kapitalis di mana semua hak milik rakyat yang di bawah jagaan kerajaan dijualkan kepada orang ramai. Sebenarnya penswastaan ini adalah satu projek silap mata dimana harta rakyat disonglap oleh para kroni.
 
Hishamuddin Rais 
Sebelum dasar penswastaan diperkenalkan oleh Mahathir Muhamad bekalan air untuk warga diseluruh negara dikendali dan diuruskan oleh PWD - Public Works Department atau Jabatan Kerja Raya – JKR.

PWD/JKR ini bukan syarikat kroni dan tidak pernah berniat untuk mencari untung. Tidak ada  individu atau Pun Seri yang memiliki saham dalam lembaga JKR. Saham JKR dimiliki oleh seluruh warga Malaysia kerana JKR ini adalah harta awam. Jabatan ini bertugas untuk menjaga kebajikan orang ramai. Berkhidmat untuk kebajikan semua warga negara adalah niat  dan rukun iman JKR.

Semuanya berubah apabila dasar penswastaan diperkenalkan. Dasar penswastaan adalah dasar kapitalis di mana semua hak milik rakyat yang di bawah jagaan kerajaan dijualkan kepada orang ramai. Sebenarnya penswastaan ini adalah satu projek silap mata dimana harta rakyat disonglap oleh para kroni.

Caranya bagini:

Loji air dan semua yang bersangkutan dengan pembekalan air sebelum penswastaan adalah milik orang ramai. Penswastaan adalah dasar dimana harta milik orang ramai ini diambil alih dan difaraidkan kepada para kroni, cukong dan mereka yang berduit untuk membeli sham.

Cara mengfaraidkan harta orang ramai ini kepada kroni cukup senang – tak perlu silap mata. Loji dan semua yang bersangkutan dengan air yang awalnya milik orang ramai ini diubah suai untuk dijadikan sebuah syarikat. Lalu Menteri Keewangan meletakkan nilai terhadap saham air syarikat ini.

Kementerian keewangan mengeluarkan pink form. Tertera di pink form inilah jumlah saham yang telah difaraidkan kepada sang kroni. Sang kroni atau kawan atau kenalan Pak Menteri boleh membawa pink form ini ke bank. Bank dengan berbesar hati akan menyediakan pinjaman berlandaskan jumlah saham yang tertera di pink form. Pinjaman dari bank ini untuk membolehkan sang kroni membeli saham yang akan diapongkan.

The Petronas poltergeist



This never happened. TSHM is a man of dignity. Four months later he was happily working in Singapore and the Singapore fellas were laughing at their Malaysian brothers and how stupid they had become in such a short space of time.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Deep Throat Bukit Aman

Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican joined Petronas on the 2nd February 1989 as the Senior Vice President of Finance. He left Petronas on the 10th February 2010 as President and CEO -- almost 21 years to the day of dedicated service to the country.

Tan Sri Hassan Marican now works for the Singapore Government -- SembCorp to be precise, as Non-Executive Director. This company is controlled by the Singapore Government’s investment arm, Temasek Holdings.

By the way, the Chairman of Temasek Holdings is a gentleman by the name of Mr. S. Dhanabalan. Not only is he just a low life ‘Mister’ but an Indian fella as well. Unheard of in our neck of the woods. Hindraf should go down to Singapore and take some notes.

So we lost TSHM to the Singaporeans. This is another typical example of the massive brain drain going on. Only this time they really caught a big fish. Probably the biggest catch in a very long time.

Why?

Why was it necessary for TSHM to resign (or forced to resign or sacked or fired or whatever)?

It is obvious he can still work. It is obvious his grey matter is still functioning properly otherwise there would be no way Singapore would employ him.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Is it Proton EMAS or Lotus CityCar?

Should we be proud of it if it is Lotus who developed it?
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Above: Proton Emas
Below : Lotus City Car
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I read an article in the November 2010 Top Gear magazine on Lotus Engineering (under Proton) developing an F1 car. There is even a picture of it in the magazine. Remember this has nothing to do with the Lotus F1 Team that is competing in 2010 F1 Series. 

If you are aware there is court case filed in London between Lotus F1 Team (Tony Fernandez) versus Lotus Engineering (under Proton) for the right to use Lotus name in F1 2011 Race. This triggered me to visit the official grouplotus.com website to get more info on the F1 car developed by Lotus Engineering (Proton). But I found out another thing!


Referring to the images above, I have a question "Is it Proton Emas or a make over of a Lotus City Car?" If it is developed by Lotus, then admit so... there is nothing wrong, but trying to create an impression that Malaysians built Proton Emas is another story. If it is true, then Malaysians won't be proud of it, not because it is built by Lotus, but because Proton lied to us yet hoping that we will die supporting Proton which is the reason why Malaysians have to pay more for a car compared to other neighboring countries. 


Last night, I watched an interview with Proton's Managing Director,  Dato' Haji Syed Zainal Abidin B Syed Mohamed Tahir on Astro Awani's 10pm Sudut Pandang, he proudly claim that Proton is ready for a paradigm shift. Is it true? or indah khabar daripada rupa? It is good if it is true, we all should be proud of it,  hoping one day Malaysian can get rid of the high car price because of the government wants to protect Proton. I was really impressed when I watched the interview on Astro Awani but it is a total reverse when i read the article below. As a Malaysian, I am now confused!

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PROTON Emas drivetrain
(http://www.lotuscars.com/engineering/en/proton-emas-drivetrain)

Lotus Engineering designed and integrated the complete drivetrain for the the PROTON Emas is a plug-in series hybrid city car, styled by Italdesign and unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

Our work included an electrical drive system with single-speed transmission, which delivers low emissions, optimised performance and acceptable electric-only operating range for city use. For longer journeys, when the battery charge level falls, the 3 cylinder, 1.2 litre Lotus Range Extender engine is used to replenish the charge in the battery and provide electrical power for the drive motors.

The battery can also be recharged via an AC mains domestic outlet to achieve initial electric-only operation.

LOTUS RANGE EXTENDER ENGINE
The three-cylinder 1.2 litre Range Extender engine is optimised between two power generation points, giving 15 kW of electrical power at 1,500 rpm and 35 kW at 3,500 rpm via the integrated electrical generator. Its low mass of 56 kg and compact package makes it ideal for the series hybrid drivetrain in the Proton Concept.

BATTERY PACK
The vehicle energy storage system is made up of 11.5 kWH Lithium Polymer batteries with over 100 kW discharge capability. It includes fusing, power distribution and high voltage interlock safety system hardware.

GENERATOR
The generator converts mechanical energy to electrical energy for battery pack charge maintenance and vehicle range extension. The generator is also used as a motor for range extender engine starting. It has a power of 41 kW 280-420 VDC generator and starter motor for the range extender engine.

HIGH VOLTAGE INVERTER - GENERATOR
The high voltage inverter converts and controls the three phase voltage from the generator to DC voltage to charge the battery and run the traction motor.

TRACTION MOTOR
The traction motor provides 75 kW peak and 45 kW continuous power with a 280-420 VDC motor. The motor converts electrical energy to provide mechanical energy to the driven wheels through the transmission.

HIGH VOLTAGE INVERTER -
TRACTION MOTOR
The high voltage inverter traction motor converts DC voltage to three phase voltage.

GEARBOX/TRANSMISSION
The Proton Concept uses a single-speed transmission with an integrated differential.

HIGH VOLTAGE CHARGER
The high voltage charger converts AC mains power to high voltage DC to charge the battery pack. It produces 3.3 kW, with 90-265V AC single phase with CAN control.

DC - DC CONVERTER
The DC-DC Converter maintains charge in the 12V vehicle battery by taking power from the high voltage battery pack. It is the electric vehicle equivalent of the alternator and converts 1.5 kW of power from 420V to 13.8V.

VEHICLE CONTROLLER
The vehicle controller is a microprocessor that controls the throttle, torque, power and energy management and is the same T6e engine management software as used on the Lotus Evora.

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Lotus City Car Concept
(http://www.lotuscars.com/engineering/en/lotus-concept-city-car)


The Lotus City Car concept provides a showcase for Lotus Engineering’s Electrical and Electronic Integration and Efficient Performance competencies, featuring an advanced series hybrid drivetrain with the Lotus Range Extender engine. This innovative concept car highlights the adaptability of the drivetrain technology and the exceptional capability of Lotus Design.




ADVANCED HYBRID TECHNOLOGY FROM LOTUS ENGINEERING
The City Car concept features a Lotus Engineering designed and integrated series hybrid drivetrain, with a single-speed transmission that delivers low emissions, optimised performance and electric-only operating range for city use. The drivetrain provides the vehicle with an EV range of 60 km to cover the majority of daily journeys operating as a plug-in EV, with the Range Extender engine enabling longer trips and alleviating “range anxiety”. Using Range Extender technology allows the vehicle to be specified with a smaller, lighter and less expensive battery pack than a regular EV. The 500 km full range and quick refuelling capability of the range extended City Car concept highlight the flexibility of this technology for use beyond the city environment.

The City Car concept draws on Lotus Engineering’s established core competencies of Electrical and Electronic Integration and Efficient Performance to optimise the highly complex integration of the series hybrid drivetrain. With a total vehicle weight of less than 1400 kg and 240 Nm of torque instantly available, the Lotus City Car concept has class leading acceleration; 0 - 50 km/h in only 4.5 seconds and 0 - 100 km/h in 9 seconds, when operating as an EV under battery power. The top speed of the Lotus City Car concept is 170 kph, with a charge sustaining top speed of 120 km/h and all this performance is achieved by a drivetrain that returns CO2 emissions of 60 g/km on the ECE-R101 test schedule.

The 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder Lotus Range Extender engine, specifically designed for hybrid vehicle applications, drives a 240 Nm, 54 kW continuous (162 kW peak) generator. The Lotus City Car concept boasts zero emission capability when running in EV mode and in keeping with Lotus Engineering’s focus on sustainable transport, the Range Extender engine is designed for flex-fuel operation on ethanol and methanol as well as regular gasoline.


EXCLUSIVE LOTUS DESIGN
This stunning concept car created by Lotus Design brings Lotus exclusivity and brand character to a concept vehicle that revels in the city environment. It is beautifully sculptured, possessing a solid, purposeful sportscar stance, while offering features that maximise functionality in the city. With its chic body and overtly sporty nature, the Lotus City Car concept exudes style and sophistication. The distinctive Lotus mouth and diffuser give the car purpose, with the wide track, low ride height and big wheels reinforcing the sportcar styling. The design features an impressive use of space with very efficient packaging constrained within the compact vehicle dimensions.

The Lotus City Car concept provides enhanced visibility for the driver and low emissions to optimise use in urban life. A dramatic glass roof is incorporated into the design to further increase visibility; under the glass roof the interior is upholstered in a luxuriant green and yellow tartan fabric and immaculately finished with a technologically advanced Lotus steering wheel. The high specification of the Lotus City Car concept is emphasised by the mix of carbon fibre, sumptuous leather and high quality equipment.

LOTUS CITY CAR CONCEPT SPECIFICATION
  • Layout: 3 door, 4 seater, rear wheel drive
  • Drivetrain: Series hybrid drivetrain
  • Range Extender engine: 35 kW, 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder engine
  • Engine fuel: Flex-fuel (methanol, ethanol and petrol)
  • Battery Capacity: 14.8 kWh

  • Power/Torque: 162 kW peak (54 kW continuous)/ 240 Nm
  • 0-50 km/h: 4.5 seconds
  • 0-100 km/h: 9.0 seconds
  • Top speed: 170 km/h
  • Range: 500 km
  • EV range: 60 km
  • CO2 emissions: 60 g/km on the ECE-R101 cycle

  • Weight: Less than 1,400 kg
  • Transmission: Single speed transmission





Instant Iban millionaires a nightmare for Taib

KUCHING: If Pakatan Rakyat coalition comes to power, Ibans can become instant millionaires! And that will be Chief Minister Taib Mahmud's worst nightmare.

All this is possible if PKR's plan to set up a Land Commission in Sarawak in its fight to return native customary rights (NCR) land to the people and compel oil palm giants to surrender the lands leased to them by the state to the natives materialises.

A small innocuous report headline "PKR to form Land Commission soon" in a local daily over the weekend has fired the imagination of locals.

Does a “millionaire Iban community” sound far-fetched?

Raja Melayu perlu awasi 'Si Kitol'

Menteri besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim hari ini memberi peringatan kepada Raja-Raja Melayu supaya berhati-hati dengan "Si Kitoll" yang dikhuatiri akan kembali mempergunakan institusi berkenaan demi kepentingan politik.

sultan selangor and khalid ibrahim 250209Beliau berkata demikian dengan melihat kepada perkembangan sejak tahun lalu yang menyaksikan golongan berkenaan kembali "bermuka-muka" untuk mempertahankan kedaulatan Raja-raja Melayu.

Khalid (atas, kiri) memberi alasan, Krisis Perlembagaan 1983 yang berlaku akibat tindakan para pemimpin negara ketika itu "melakukan beberapa tindakan diluar Peruntukan Perlembagaan, dalam lain perkataan membelakangi Raja-Raja."

Insiden itu juga berlarutan pada tahun 1992 dan 1993, kata Khalid lagi.

"Tiba-tiba, sejak awal tahun 2009, setelah 17 tahun berlalu, kini pihak yang berusaha dan berjaya 'menghapuskan kekebalan dan beberapa hak istimewa Raja-Raja Melayu', kembali bermuka-muka dengan seruan supaya orang Melayu menghormati Raja dan Sultan serta mempertahankan kedaulatan Raja-Raja Melayu," katanya.

dr mahathir visit kuala pilah 020806 leavingJelasnya, pada masa krisis perlembagaan berlangsung, "para pemimpin utama" negara pada ketika itu "melakukan beberapa tindakan secara rahsia" dengan membuat pindaan ke atas Perkara 66(5) dalam Perlembagaan.

Tindakan itu dilakukan tanpa mendapat perkenaan Majlis Raja-Raja, kata Khalid lagi.

"Peruntukan asal berbunyi 'Rang undang-undang akan dikuatkuasakan apabila yang di-Pertuan Agong menandatangani'.

Pindaan ke atas peruntukan itu kemudiannya, antara lainnya, menyebut bahawa sesebuah Rang Undang-undang itu dianggap telah ditandatangani selepas dipersembahkan kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong dalam tempoh 15 hari.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Make AG Gani Patail Explain or Make him Resign

by Din Merican
On  November 24, Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK)’s blog, Malaysia-Today, posted an article entitled “Taking the Good Lord for a ride” about  Attorney General (A-G) Tan Sri Gani Patail and  Shahidan Shafie, who is Tajuddin  Ramli’s proxy, doing the Haj pilgrimage together, like a family, in Makkah.

Gani Patail and Family and Shahidan Shafie in Makkah

RPK  also produced Tabung Haji’s documents which showed that A-G Gani Patail and his family (his Puan Sri and son) and Shahidan have the same booking reference, the same Haj package, the same travel itinerary, the same listing – as if they are part of the same family.

I was startled at first upon reading that article. I thought that could all just be a coincidence. That RPK, as he is often accused of, was just conjecturing. That RPK was embellishing an innocent fact. After all, there are hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Muslims who go to Haj annually. After all, as Muslims, we are not supposed to be suspicious of other Muslim’s motives and intentions. We are supposed to “berniat baik dan beringat baik” (good intentions and good thoughts), especially towards the Hajis and the Hajjahs (male and female Haj pilgrims).

A human tide of pilgrims in the Mina valley carrying bags of pebbles to symbolically stone Satan on the third day of the Haj, as Muslims worldwide marked the Eid festival.

So I told myself not to be jaundiced about this revelation by RPK. I told myself to analyse the facts objectively before coming to any conclusions. So let’s be objective. What are the facts that we already know?

Two Police Reports lodged against Tajuddin Ramli by MAS
I tracked Malaysia Today’s series on The Untold MAS Story: Part 1 to 10 and discovered that this is what we should already  know and that is, during Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli’s time as Executive Chairman of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), the national airlines suffered losses in excess of RM8 billion, no small money by any measure. We are aware that Dr Mohamadon Abdullah and Dato’ JJ Ong of MAS had lodged two police reports alleging various breaches and fraud by Tajudin Ramli. It is known to us that the A-G Chambers had directed the police case to be NOD (No Offence Disclosed) and the file was thus closed.

PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub claimed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) jeopardised the investigation into the RM8 billion losses suffered by MAS more than 10 years ago.

MAS initially lost Arbitration Case
We know that because of the collusion between the Police and the A-G Chambers, MAS initially lost an arbitration case in relation to MAS’s termination of a 10 years cargo handling contract with a German company called ACL GmbH (ACL) following Tajudin’s departure from MAS in 2001. ACL had insisted that MAS should perform that contract although it almost bankrupted MAS. ACL then claimed Euro 63 million (RM300 million) against MAS, although MAS claimed that the contract favoured Tajudin’s family companies. The European Arbitration Panel took a simple position. They couldn’t be bothered to help a Malaysian national company if the Malaysian authorities themselves want to cover up the case.

Dato’ Seri Idris Jala as Managing Director of MAS had sought the assistance of Dato’ Ramli Yusuff, then Director of Commercial Crimes Investigations Dept (CCID), to re-open the investigations.


Corruption scandal breaks over Malaysian UNESCO World Heritage Site



Royal Mulu Hotel - Chief Minister owns shares in this state-funded enterprise

Sarawak Report can reveal that the Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, has a major personal shareholding in Sarawak’s highly controversial  Royal Mulu Resort,  a project that has received huge injections of cash from the State.  This means that, as both Chief Minister and Finance Minister, Taib has authorised the diversion of large sums of public money straight into his own pocket.

As State Resources and Planning Minister, Taib was also responsible for the forced acquisition of a large area of Native Customary Lands from the indigenous Berawan tribe to build the resort, for which the tribespeople received virtually no compensation.  Our evidence therefore further exposes him for having authorised this land-snatch for his own direct benefit.

His shareholding is in a company that was incorporated as recently as November 2007, Mesti Bersatu Sdn Bhd.  This in turn has a 50% shareholding of the Taib/Mahmud family company Kenyalang Cergas, one of the main shareholders of Borsamulu Resorts Bhd (BRSB).  BRSB was handed the ownership and lucrative management contract for what was once a state-owned National Park, thanks to a series of decisions by Taib’s own government starting in 1991.  The management contract is paid for by the taxpayer!

In the money! - a decade ago the Geneids had nothing, now they are the toast of Malaysia's Tatler Ball 2010!

The other major beneficiaries and shareholders of the Royal Mulu Resort are members of his family, including his sister Raziah, her third husband Robert Geneid and the family of his late brother Arip Mahmud.  Taib Mahmud has personally  accused the Berawan people of being “greedy” for refusing to hand over their lands for ‘development’.  Their peaceful protests in the 1990s were brutally put down by army and police and their leaders were imprisoned.   Deprived of their territories, these communities are now impoverished and hungry and few people, apart from the Mahmud family, will have difficulty in discerning where the true greed lies.

This time it’s on record
The significance of this official confirmation of the Chief Minister’s own shareholding lies in the fact that Taib has normally sought to disguise his acquisitions and shareholdings in an attempt to avoid widespread allegations of corruption.  He habitually uses members of his own family to hold shares on his behalf.  Thus, the names of his many brothers and sisters, his late wife, his four children, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws are prominent as key shareholders in most of Sarawak’s important businesses.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PKR polls: Proof of phantom voters in Kota Raja

By B Nantha Kumar

FMT EXCLUSIVE KLANG: From the onset, the PKR polls has been plagued with allegations of fraud. And now, new evidence has emerged of phantom voters in one of the party's biggest divisions.

In the Kota Raja division's electoral list furnished to FMT, there were some 150 “dubious” names. The division has nearly 8,000 members.

A check revealed that names and addresses of voters had been duplicated with only two digits of their MyKad numbers changed.
Even the name of Kota Raja division head and state exco Dr Xavier Jayakumar's daughter, Sangetha, appeared twice on the list.

Her party membership number was listed as B200002602 while her MyKad number was 830303-07-5820. The same name appeared again, with the party membership number B200002460 and MyKad number 830303-07-5020.

While there was no address listed for the first Sangetha, the subsequent mention of her name had the following address: No 6, Jln Serunai 14 Taman Klang Jaya. The same address appeared for Jayakumar on the electoral list.

In another case, the name Sivanesan s/o Ramalu appeared three times with the party membership numbers -- B200002995, B200003108 and B200003843.
While all three had the same address -- 37, Jalan 41 Kawasan 3, Taman Klang Jaya, Klang -- there were minor differences in the MyKad numbers: 691004-10-6749, 691004-19-6749 and 691004-10-6745.

Despite the name Sivanesan denoting that it was a male, the list had cited him as female twice.

First she's Indian, then Malay

Another case of duplication was Nur Sakinah Abdullah. In the first mention of her name, she was cited as an Indian. Her party membership number was B200005529 and MyKad number 580324-10-5014. Her address was stated as 13A, Block 3Q, Jalan Iklim 25/83, Taman Sri Muda.

In the second instance, where she was cited as a Malay, Sakinah's membership number was B200007137 and MyKad number 851016-14-5454. Her address was13A Block 3Q,Jalan Sabah 25/83, Taman Sri Muda.

However, a check revealed that there was no Jalan Sabah in Taman Sri Muda.

Party sources claimed that these suspicious entries proved the existence of phantom voters in the PKR election.

The party cannot just dismiss these discrepancies as typing errors, because there are just too many names which have been duplicated.

“The differences in MyKad numbers, addresses and the spelling of fathers' names were done deliberately to confuse the central election committee,” said a division leader, who declined to be named.

He alleged that certain quarters had manipulated the polls to ensure victory for themselves.

The Kota Raja division polls, held last month, was mired in controversy after Jayakumar was alleged to have used dirty tactics to win the division chairman's post. His challengers also claimed that they have been assaulted by Jayakumar's men.

The dispute had eventually led to a 66-hour delay in confirming the new division chief, with Jayakumar's rivals accusing the party's election committee and secretariat siding with the state exco member.

source : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/politics/pakatan-rakyat/12746-pkr-polls-proof-of-phantom-voters-in-kota-raja