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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Daulat Tuanku. HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah Slams Putrajaya

We have a new Sultan in my home State of Perak. And the Sultan has spoken. Daulat Tuanku. Here be the news :  
                                                                      

                                                      HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah

  • Putrajaya must stop being in denial about wealth inequality 
  • realise that hardship and poverty are fuelling corruption, Sultan Nazrin Shah, said today. 
  • he cited figures that showed low earnings of a vast majority of households 
  • noted that those struggling to make ends meet were exposed to petty corruption.
The sultan's speech at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) 47th Anniversary event at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today follows debate over Putrajaya's recent announcement that average household incomes have surpassed RM5,900.
corruption among high-ranking officials due to greed

lower-income groups want to avoid corruption by taking second jobs to sustain families.

This will eventually affect their productivity at their workplace, he added.

This is the reality. The number of them will increase if the effective formulas to address housing, transportation and medical assistance are not introduced. The country has to wake up and realise what is happening.

He cited New Economic Model report 80% households earned RM5,000 a month

and of this, 40% were earning less than RM2,000 a month.

78.6% of EPF account holders earning less than RM3,000 a month.

ASB - 75% of account holders only had an average of RM611 in savings.

Sultan Nazrin said data was worrying 

given Putrajaya's high-income nation of RM48,000 income per capita by 2020
  • He said the situation was like a disease that needed serious treatment.
  • This is not a temporary sore throat which can be cured by taking a Strepsil. 
  • This is a serious social illness that needs intensive treatment 
  • from 'social doctors and surgeons' to structure comprehensive & holistic social policy
  • corruption prevalent among high-ranking officials because of greed.
  • Sultan Nazrin said this group of people led wealthy lifestyles and were sleek
  • They are also smart by associating themselves with top-ranking officers.
    Sultan Nazrin said MACC needed to be firm and non-selective in its duty
    Act firmly and being non-selective is a must. It is not an option."
My views : If I read this right, HRH Sultan Nazrin is pointing out that Najib and his team in Putrajaya are just sleeping on the job.  And people associating with them are helping themselves to the cookie jar.

The poor are suffering and the income disparity is increasing.  HRH the Sultan said,
  • 80% households earned RM5,000 a month
  • of this, 40% were earning less than RM2,000 a month 
  • 78.6% of EPF account holders earning less than RM3,000 a month
  • ASB - 75% of account holders only had an average of RM611 in savings.
This is bad. 78.6% of EPF contributors earn less than RM3000 a month?? 

This is a far cry from the RM5900 median income the gomen is crowing about. Wahid Ibn Waraq has been bullshitting us.  Wahid, tak baik kau buat macam tu. The Most Powerful Man In Malaysia (more powerful than Najib) kata dia reccommend hang jadi Menteri sebab hang ni manusia warak. Manusia warak mesti cakap benar yo.

Kekawan Blogger UMNO pun sila ambil perhatian ya.  Jangan tunjuk kurang sopan kepada HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah pula. Tak baik macam itu. 

Semakin panjang senarai orang yang waras, intelek dan boleh memikir yang nampak dengan jelas akan kekalutan Putrajaya. The list is getting longer.

Teguran dari DYMM Sultan Nazrin Shah ini jelas merakamkan bukan saja kegagalan kerajaan Najib Razak tetapi kelicikan kerajaan Najib untuk bermain silap mata dengan rakyat jelata.

Kekawan Blogger UMNO tolong muhasabah sendiri ok. Dr Mahathir,  seorang pemimpin taraf dunia yang diiktiraf sebagai world statesman,   seorang pemimpin yang terpelajar dalam banyak bidang, seorang doktor perubatan - akhir sekali menarik balik sokongan terhadap Najib.

Bekas Menteri, bekas wartawan, pemikir dan orang yang merasa bertanggungjawab terhadap masa depan negara semuanya khuatiri kelembapan dan kekeliruan Najib Razak sebagai pemimpin.

Sekarang pula titah DYMM Baginda Sultan Perak menyuluhkan perasaan dan persepi yang serupa terhadap Najib.  Sila ambil perhatian bahawa DYMM Sultan Perak adalah graduan dari University Oxford dan mempunyai PhD daripada University Harvard. Baginda Sultan seorang yang terpelajar dan ahli intelek. 

Najib pula tak sempat habis belajar di University.  Tak dapat ijazah pun. 

Najib sendiri mengaku setakat ini kerajaannya telah bayar RM7 beliyon kepada con-sultan untuk membantunya memikir. Tetapi RM7 beliyon itu sudah jadi habuk. Con-sultan jadi kaya.  Kerajaan Najib pula masih haprak. 

Kereta perlukan servicing.  Engine masih elok.  Tapi kena tukar engine oil dengan segera.

Bisnes 101 For Blogger UMNO : Projek "Caviar in the Rainforest" RM120 Juta Lingkup

Has the PM come back from New York? As of yesterday no one saw him in KL. He was supposed to come back on the 29th September - after NINE days in New York. Today is 2nd October 2010. If he is not back, it would be 12 days since the PM is not home. Who runs the country?

I hope everything is ok with the PM. Safe journey home Mr PM. Your place is at home.

Minyak sudah naik 20 sen. Around the world fuel prices are coming down. In Malaysia harga minyak naik. More on this later.

Anyway, here is some news from The Star :
  • RM120mil project found to have flouted regulations and procedures
  • JERANTUT: The sturgeon fish farming project here has been put on hold 
  • Sturgeon native to  rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia & North America
  • RM120mil JV between Felda Invsmnt Corp & MMC Hassed Co, South Korea.
  • found to have flouted several regulations and procedures
  • construction near Kuala Tahan without any DEIA
  • not even signboard put up at site let alone approval from Fisheries Dept
  • locals protested against project 
  • It must be located far from sensitive areas like National Park
  • DEIA should be conducted on the project first due to its location.
  • dept had not received any application to conduct studies
  • sturgeon prohibited from being imported into the country 
  • Taman Negara was an ecotourism destination 
Ok folks. The UMNO Bloggers have been going all out to hentam me and a few other "senior Bloggers" for speaking up about all the crap that is going on in the country. 

Kekawan Blogger UMNO, tak baik macam itu.  Walau apa pun, Allah swt melihat segala apa yang kita buat. Apa maksud saya?  Bagi sesiapa yang kurang faham ini ada sedikit joke, yang saya harap boleh beri sedikit pencerahan. Joke nya macam ini :

One dark nite a thief broke into a house.  
Suddenly a parrot that was sitting in a cage screeched, "Jesus, David and Abraham are watching you, Jesus, David and Abraham are watching you". 
The thief  asked the parrot, 'And what is your name?" 
The parrot replied, 'My name is Moses. My name is Moses. Jesus, David and Abraham are watching you'.
The thief said, 'What kind of stupid people would name a pet parrot after Moses?'
The parrot replied, 'The same stupid people who named their Rottweilers Jesus, David and Abraham. Jesus, David and Abraham are watching you. Jesus, David and Abraham are watching you".

Ini joke saja ok. The moral of the story is, someone is always watching what is going on.

This "Caviar in the Rainforest" is another classic example of a projek dunggu yang merugikan wang rakyat dan memiskinkan orang, terutama sekali orang Melayu.  

Hari-hari kita melihat kerajaan buat projek tak masuk akal yang membakar beratus juta atau berbeliyon Ringgit wang rakyat. 

Kemudian apabila projek dibatalkan, project promoter di bayar pampasan atau ganti rugi pula.

My question now is, since this  "Caviar in the Rainforest" project has been put on hold, how much compensation is going to be paid to the sponsors? Because this is becoming a business model by itself. 

First launch a crazy project. The project becomes controversial and has to be cancelled. The project promoters get paid compensation. Projek jalan atau tak jalan ke, orang depa dapat duit juga.

Ingat lagi kes AES? It was a dunggu project. Then after everyone began screaming about it, the project was cancelled / put on hold / KIV / dont really know the status. Then word went around that the sponsors will be paid compensation - worth hundreds of millions of Ringgit.  

Same with that crooked bridge project. Jambatan tak jadi tapi sponsor dapat pampasan beratus juta Ringgit.

Then there was Medini where the pak Arab yang tak bayar duit pun dapat untung. Yang terkini juga projek "fuel subsidy management". After the Bloggers made noise, the project sort of fizzled out. Dont know if they will claim pampasan also.

Asal projek lulus saja, depa dah jadi kaya. Tak kisah projek completed atau tak completed, projek untung atau tak untung, projek masuk akal atau tak masuk akal, projek batal atau tak batal - depa dapat duit juga.

In fact it is better if the projek terbatal. Lagi senang. Tak payah susah-susah nak jaga projek, bangun pagi pergi kerja, pergi ke kilang, pergi ke kolam ikan, pergi ke pejabat. Semua tak payah. Straight away collect pampasan atau compensation sebab projek terbatal, put on hold, KIV, etc.

So macam mana perjuangan kekawan Blogger UMNO? Atau ke mana perjuangan kekawan Blogger UMNO? 

Bolehke kita pertahankan project "Caviar in the Rainforest" yang sekarang terbatal atau KIV, melibatkan RM120 juta duit peneroka Felda? 

Here is a bit more news about this project from last year  :

  • Felda, S.Korean firm to start RM120m sturgeon farm in Pahang 
  • JULY 16, 2013
  • South Korean co. & Felda MOU RM120 million sturgeon farm in Pahang
  • Witnessing the MOU was Najib Razak
  • "expand to surrounding Felda to create Regional Sturgeon Aquafarm," Najib said
  • boost income of 1,300 Felda settlers there
  • Felda settlers expected to generate  monthly income of RM10,000 
  • Sturgeons worth RM9,000 - RM15,000 per kilo
  • ECER Development Council & P'jaya's Biotech Corp strategic partners.
  • ECER said Jerantut & Jengka identified as locations for sturgeon
  • farm can produce 30 metric tonnes caviar, revenue of RM100 million
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/felda-s.korean-firm-to-start-rm120m-sturgeon-farm-in-pahang#sthash.IRedsXjg.dpuf

Projek sudah jalan. Construction sudah start. Sekarang pula projek "put on hold".  Habis berapa juta Ringgit sudah 'terbelanja' setakat ini?

Orang Pahang tak setuju projek ini. Orang Kuala Tahan bantah. DEIA tak ada. Alam Sekitar tak setuju projek ini.

Sturgeon bukan boleh hidup dengan baik dalam keadaan rainforest. Takkan polar bear boleh hidup dalam hutan Taman Negara.

I heard that the PM had said that this was a "wonderful project".  Then why is this "wonderful project" now put on hold?

Pendek kata : 1300 peneroka Felda sekarang masih status quo. Janji untuk menaikkan taraf hidup mereka dengan pendapatan tinggi RM10,000 sebulan semua omong kosong. Mereka masih miskin.  Tapi duit mereka (duit peneroka Felda) berjuta Ringgit sudah habis dalam projek yang tak masuk akal.  Boleh kekawan Blogger cuba cari pencerahan? 

MRSM To Manufacture Ostats

Here is a comment by a reader who says he is a graduate from MRSM :
Anonymous said... 
 
MELAKA - Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) akan mewujudkan Program Ulul Albab di Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Sungai Besar, Selangor tahun depan menjadikannya MRSM keempat menawarkan program itu.

Pengerusi Mara Tan Sri Annuar Musa berkata penambahan program berkenaan diluluskan kira-kira dua minggu lepas bertujuan meningkatkan kecemerlangan pendidikan khususnya berkaitan agama Islam.

Pada masa ini program Ulul Albab yang mengintegrasi pendidikan sains tulen dan aliran agama termasuk tahfiz al-Quran itu ditawar oleh MRSM Kota Putra, Terengganu; MRSM Gemencheh, Negeri Sembilan dan MRSM Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang,
katanya.

"Permintaan amat menggalakkan (bagi program Ulul Albab) dan kita dapati tahap disiplin pelajar juga amat memberangsangkan kesan daripada program ini," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan Persidangan Pegawai Mara Daerah Seluruh Malaysia di sini, hari ini.

Persidangan selama tiga hari sejak semalam itu dihadiri 106 peserta dari seluruh negara bertujuan merangka program-program baharu yang lebih komprehensif seiring dengan keperluan masyarakat.

Annuar berkata pihaknya menerima hampir 7,000 permohonan setiap tahun namun hanya kira-kira 400 tempat disediakan bagi program Ulul Albab di ketiga-tiga MRSM itu.

Beliau berkata setakat ini, kira-kira 400 pelajar bergelar hafiz al-Quran melalui program itu.

Program berkenaan akan diperluas ke negeri-negeri lain secara berperingkat dan keutamaan kemasukan ke MRSM berkenaan akan diberi kepada pelajar miskin dan luar bandar, katanya.

Bagaimanapun katanya peluasan program itu akan mengambil kira pelbagai aspek termasuk sama ada mengadakannya di MRSM sedia ada atau membina MRSM baharu. - Bernama

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Comment by reader :  "As a proud MRSM alumnus, I am appalled at the rapid talibanisation of what used to be schools for future bumi professionals! A friend of mine who was somewhat involved in the inception of this ulul albab program told me the program is becoming more and more "rigorous". Rigorous meaning menghafal blindly and more of this-or-that-imam-said-this-and-that. He now regrets having been part of it but it's all too late! What must we do to stem talibanisation Pak Syed? Or are we doomed as your book says?"
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My views :  The entire education system has become talibanised. And then we worry why are there so many religious fanatics, jihadi volunteers, girls who sell their bodies to arabs in Syria as their jihad and all sorts of rubbish. The answer lies here. To get the votes the gomen is using taxpayers funds to teach more and more religion in our school system. 

My final remark is this : you cannot build much of a career as a suicide bomber. It has a very rapid and explosive ride to infamy and ends with a loud bang.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Was White House Intruder A Warning To Obama?


Fence-jumper made it farther in White House than Secret Service let on

The man who scaled the White House fence and was able to run through the front doors made it farther into the building than was previously reported, CBS News has learned.

The man, 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez, ran unobstructed for 70 yards across the front lawn of the White House before entering through the North Portico. 

On the way, he brushed by a Secret Service officer with a drawn gun, sources tell CBS News' Bill Plante.

Gonzalez then proceeded to run through the entrance hall to the cross hall of the White House, past the staircase that leads up to the first family's residence. 

He was confronted by a female Secret Service agent, who he overpowered, and made it all the way to the East Room, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News, citing whistleblowers. 

Gonzalez was brought down by a door leading to the Green Room, a parlor adjacent to the East Room, which is used for formal events including bill signings, press conferences, receptions and ceremonies.


Previously, it was reported that Gonzalez only made it through the north doors of the White House - which were apparently unlocked - before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

The major security breach occurred Sept. 19, just minutes after President Obama, his daughters and one of their friends boarded the presidential helicopter for a weekend getaway to Camp David.

Officials originally argued the reason agents didn't shoot the suspect, Omar Gonzalez, as he sprinted across the lawn or release guard dogs to detain him was because he appeared unarmed.

In fact, he was found carrying a two-and-a-half inch folding knife with a serrated blade and his car reportedly contained 800 rounds of ammunition.

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that it took agents four days to realize a man had fired bullets that struck the White House in 2011



My comments :  This guy Omar Gonzalez had been caught twice before for possession of arms and maps outlining the White House.  He is an Iraq War veteran.

I think he was clearly upset that the US is letting Iraq (and Syria) just crumble and get taken over by whackos like ISIS. So what was the point of occupying Iraq for 10 years?

Not just this guy but plenty of people are not happy with Obama's policies in the Middle East.

This would also include Obama's policies towards Iran, Gaza, Iraq and Syria.