Daily Archives: February 4, 2009

Najib Cannot Even Afford Nasi Lemak

Missing nasi lemak
February 04, 2009      Categories: News

Editors expecting a generous spread of nasi lemak, mee goreng and roti canai were disappointed at a breakfast meeting with Deputy Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Razak at his office in Putrajaya yesterday. For on their table were two saucers – one with local kuih and the other filled with two slices of ciku and some jambu air. Breakfast came with tea or coffee and mineral water.

“I want my nasi lemak,” cried an editor. But what was served was what he would get.

“Think Najib is showing the way to a healthier lifestyle?” asked another before Najib stepped in and started discussing the economy. Could this be a sign of the times?

72% say ‘ok’ sex scandals

WEB EDITION :: Local News
98% say ‘no’ to corrupt leaders holding top govt posts
Hemananthani Sivanandam

Tan Sri Ramon V. Navaratnam

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 3, 2009) : A whopping 98% of the people will not accept politicians involved in corruption holding a senior government post.

This was the finding of the Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research from a voter survey conducted between Dec 26, 2008 and Jan 2 this year.

The survey interviewed 1,018 randomly selected registered voters via telephone.

Transparency International Malaysia president Tan Sri Ramon V. Navaratnam said the findings confirmed TI-Malaysia’s perception that corruption is widespread in the country.

“This is borne out by the CPI (Corruption Perception Index) among other countries. Although the government has taken considerable steps to fight corruption, the negative perceptions will continue for several reasons,” he said.

Malaysia’s ranking on the CPI declined to 47 out of 180 countries in 2008, compared with 36 out of 91 countries in 2001 and 43 out of 179 countries in 2007.

Navaratnam said perceptions are hard to change in the short term, and public perception is that all measures have so far not been able to focus on the major culprits (perpetrators of corruption).

“The Merdeka survey hits the nail on the head and dismisses allegations that the CPI is not accurate enough. Unless more big fishes are caught, the perception will continue,” he added.

The survey also asked respondents for their views on the newly formed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to replace the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA).

However, 57% of the Chinese and 50% of the Indian respondents said they were not confident of the commission.

Navaratnam said it is too soon to make a decision as the commission is in its early days. However, he urged the MACC to show it is different from ACA within the first 100 days.

“I urge the MACC to go to the root of all evil and charge and convict some big fish in order to show the difference, or else the public will regard MACC as ‘old hat’ and this is most unfortunate because opportunity given to MACC will be lost,” he said.

Navaratnam said he was confident of better results and performance from the MACC.

The survey also revealed that people can accept politicians involved in sex scandals appointed to senior government positions. About 72% of the respondents said they would not mind of leaders whose career has been tainted by such controversies.

With Money, the Police can Cover Up Corruption Cases for you says PKR

Police: No discrepancies in Balkis expenditure
Charles Ramendran

PETALING JAYA ( Feb 4, 2009) : A probe into a police report lodged against the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation (Balkis) in May last year over the alleged misuse of funds in its coffers on sports attire and other clothing for participants of an event found no discrepancies in the expenditure, according to police.

Selangor PKR Youth chief Khairul Anuar Ahmad Zainuddin said today police had sent a written reply on their findings last month to the complainant Mohd Ali Hanapiah Ali Murtada, who is the wing’s secretary.

Mohd Ali had lodged the report at the Shah Alam police station on May 25 last year urging police to probe a newspaper report that Balkis had spent RM279,000 on sports attire and batik clothing for its members and their husbands at an annual event for the wives of assemblymen in 2007.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim had also questioned the astronomical expenditure of Balkis at a state assembly sitting.

He said the letter, which was from a senior investigating officer from the federal police commercial crime department’s (CCID) corporate crimes division, stated that after a thorough probe into the report, police found no discrepancies or misappropriation in the purchase of the items.

The assistant superintendent of police who sent the letter on behalf of his boss CCID director Comm Datuk Koh Hong Sun had also said police will no longer pursue the case as investigations showed that Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd had paid for the merchandise and Balkis had only taken delivery of the items.

Khairul, however, expressed unhappiness with the findings of the police.

“This is a cover up and I can say the police have not carried out a comprehensive probe to come to this outcome,” he said.

He said he has yet to receive a reply from the police on another report lodged by his deputy, Hamsah Djabir, the same day against the previous state government for spending RM27 million of their allocation within two months.

Michael Chong! Are you a loan shark?

If Michael Chong can deal with the fucking loan sharks, then why oh why the police can’t take action against the loan sharks since Michael Chong knows how to contact them ?

Michael Chong can be charged with abetting with a crime.

Fucking welcome to malaysia.

Thursday February 5, 2009

Chong: More will go to loan sharks and face debt woes

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA Public Complaints and Service Department believes more people will borrow from loan sharks this year and end up being unable to repay their loans.

Department head Datuk Michael Chong said he had to tell many victims, especially habitual gamblers, not to seek help from the department again unless they were serious about repaying their loans and abstaining from their habit.

“I’m very sad and disgusted with those who borrow from loan sharks. Most of them are hopeless cases. When they borrow money, they never think of paying it back,” he said.

Chong said there were 580 cases of loan shark threats in 2007 and 618 cases last year. Of the number, only 5% were able to repay their loans and stay clear of loan sharks.

“But the rest borrowed and defaulted on their payments, leaving their families and the department to be constantly threatened by the loan sharks,” he said.

Chong said there were 35 cases of victims seeking help from the department to deal with loan sharks last month. In February 2008, there were more than 60 such cases.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, Chong warned of an SMS scam which told handphone users that they had won RM20,000 from a random selection of their SIM card in an SMS contest purportedly by a company called Astro Sdn Bhd.

At the same press conference, Astro also released a statement denying involvement and warning subscribers not to respond to the SMS.

Join the Rally says DCP Zulkifli

Thursday February 5, 2009

Perak CPO: Join the rallies

IPOH: Perak CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah has pleaded to the people to take part in the gathering today.

“We are pleased of the rally and those participating in the gathering,” he told a press conference at the Perak police headquarters here yesterday.

DCP Zulkifli said that SMSes were being sent about a rally to be held at 7pm today by Pakatan Rakyat supporters.

According to the SMSes, the rally would be held at Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s residence in Jalan Raja Dihilir. It is also expected to be attended by all Pakatan leaders, including Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

DCP Zulkifli said the police had enough personnel to handle the situation and asks the public to go ahead with the rally

Can MCA make it?

MCA is totally fucked up.  Can they gain more support?  They are ball-less.  Unlike Chua Soi Lek, he has the balls to fuck and also to admit.  The rest of the MCA members are total fucked up.

Thursday February 5, 2009

MCA Youth sets 20,000 members target

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Youth aims to recruit at least 20,000 members below 35 years old over the next two years.

This is to ensure there are sufficient members to maintain the existing branches and divisions in every state following the wing’s decision to lower the age limit of Youth members from 45 to 40 in five years.

The decision is in keeping with a resolution adopted at the party’s annual general assembly last October.

“Every year, we lose 20,000 to 30,000 members when they turn 45,” Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong told a press conference after chairing the central Youth committee meeting yesterday.

“The branches and divisions have to recruit that many members, otherwise they risk being phased out. This is the consequence,” he explained.

“We need to recruit 21,000 new members because, based on calculations, we need that number to maintain our branches and divisions,” he said.

“Our target is those aged 35 years and below, because in five years they will still be 40 or below.”

Dr Wee, who is also Malacca MCA chief, said that besides recruiting more members, the wing would also carry out a series of programmes nationwide to strengthen the political knowledge of its new and existing members.

“Our philosophies and concepts must be made clear to our members, including our relationships with other political parties and our struggle in today’s economic and political scenario,” he said.

“We need to do this so that they will remain with us and contribute meaningfully to the party.” When asked about the party’s approach to online recruitment, similar to what Umno and MIC launched recently, Dr Wee said a report on its implementation in MCA would be tabled at the parent body’s central committee meeting “as soon as possible”.

On the Kuala Terengganu by-election, Dr Wee said a post-mortem on the results found that the number of Chinese votes for Barisan Nasional had increased by 1% since the general election last March.

“That’s a good sign. But we can’t be complacent. We must still work hard to identify and resolve issues for the community,” he said.

UMNO loves Corruption says Mahathir

Thursday February 5, 2009

It will tarnish Umno’s image, says Mahathir

PETALING JAYA: Umno’s action of accepting those accused of corruption will tarnish the party’s image, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

However, the two assemblymen – Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang) and Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (Changkat Jering) – have not announced that they would join Umno, only that they were leaving PKR to become Independent members of the Perak State Assembly.

Dr Mahathir, in the posting on his blog, asked if Umno was so desperate that the party could not wait for the court to decide on the charges against the two before accepting them.

Jamaluddin and Mohd Osman had pleaded not guilty last August to corruption charges involving the development of a piece of land.

Not only he bombs! He also kidnaps!

After the call, Nizar said that Nasarudin’s wife Datin Umi said her husband had been kidnapped and brought to see Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Thursday February 5, 2009

Nizar leaves fate of govt in Sultan’s hands

IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin failed yesterday to get the royal consent to dissolve the state assembly and call for fresh elections.

After a one-hour-and-40-minute meeting with Sultan Azlan Shah in Istana Kinta, a serious-faced Nizar emerged at 5.35pm and told reporters waiting outside the palace gates: “I have sought an audience with the Sultan and requested for the dissolution of the state assembly. I will leave it to him to decide whether to allow the dissolution.”

At a press conference earlier, Nizar announced that the remaining 28 Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen had agreed to fresh elections, in view of the current situation.

“As you all know, two of our exco members have been pinched from us by Barisan Nasional,” said Nizar who also blamed Barisan for orchestrating the entire “fiasco”.

In the middle of the press conference, which was delayed by two hours to 3pm, Nizar received a phone call from the wife of Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim.

After the call, Nizar said that Nasarudin’s wife Datin Umi said her husband had been kidnapped and brought to see Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

At a second press conference later in the evening, Nizar appealed to the Ruler to give the people the right to choose their government.

“I told Tuanku that if we follow the majority, there would be crossovers from time to time and it would not solve the problem.”

Nizar also said the Sultan would need some time to study laws such as the state constitution before announcing his decision.

“I am sure whatever decision he makes will be fair to the people of Perak and all political parties,” said Nizar.

Nizar added that the present government was still in power and would perform its duties as usual.

He later insisted that the two former PKR members had resigned as assemblymen and that their seats – Behrang and Changkat Jering – were now vacant.

The same applied to Hee Yit Foong as she too had resigned as Jelapang assemblyman.

“She had tendered her resignation to the state,” he said.