Thursday, April 28, 2016

Will it be in KL ...

There was a Federal court judgement today on the divorce case between MUI boss, Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng and his estranged wife and former Miss Malaysia, Puan Sri Pauline Chai Siew Phin.

Puan Sri already lost at the Court of Appeal in June last year. The Federal court ruling will mean the trial for their divorce case will be held in Kuala Lumpur.

This blog have been following the case since 2014 to seek answer to an age old corporate mystery as to another shareholder of MUI Group. It has no more political relevance since a recent about turn but the curiosity remains.

Few  months back, there was also a court order in the UK to settle. There is also a concurrent suit on his same divorce case running there.

So, will it be in UK ...?

This is one "sedap" laksa breakfast

They serve laksa for breakfast in Sarawak, Laksa Sarawak that is. It is not unusual for noodle to be served for breakfast. But for laksa, this is the first time.

In Johor, mee rebus is served for breakfast with few sticks of sate in Johor. Interestingly, it is noticed mee jawa is served for breakfast with few sticks of satay in Sarawak.

There are javanese in Sarawak but not sure there are Johorean javanese. Nevertheless, there are substantial number of Sarawakians, including Iban working in Pasir Gudang, Johor Baru.

What better place to go for Laksa Sarawak in Kuching than to Mom's Laksa. The establishment owned by a Haji Tahir is rated by local as the best laksa in town and it is supposedly very popular.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Will Sarawak Chinese care about 1MDB or CM?

This was an ad found in Malaysiakini in one of the reports they are trying hard to intensify the current problems related to Aabar BVI.

Though DAP Sarawak is working hard to give the impression that they are an independent thinking entity within DAP thus not an extension of a Peninsular party, it would be the political campaign they have to take.

They are not likely to lead the next government in Sarawak, especially with the intensive dispute for seats with ambitous but unable to deliver PKR. The more realistic target would be to help central DAP to topple BN using the 1MDB issue that is currently tarnishing Dato Najib.

From conversations in Kuching and Miri yesterday, 1MDB is of no consequence to the voters. In fact, Sarawak rural voters and certain circle of business people benefited directly or indirectly from 1MDB's CSR and investment.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Miri on my mind

Miri, Miri
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Miri on my mind

I said Miri
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the well
Sorry, sorry ... it is supposed to be "Georgia on my mind".

Anyway we are off to Sarawak on the first flight this morning. Stopping over Kuching to off-load chocolates for a friend's kids before moving on to Miri. 

Something to learn on Miri on Wikipedia here.

Not so much as helping out the Sarawak campaign but merely going there as political tourist.

The Sarawakian know their politics better. Let's not pollute their mind with Semenanjung's nasty and adversarial politics.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MACC: Don't burn the mosquito net

It does not matter whether it favours Lim Guan Eng or Dato Abdul Rahman Dahlan to cancel the debate.

The long and short story is it is subjudice to the investigation to have the debate. One can refer to Section 29 (4) of the MACC Act 2009 here.

Both of them are still dishing their last word. Better stop or they could end up in the same cell together. Then they can debate without any interference from authorities.

However, there is no audience to hear Rahman's unanswered issues. Guan Eng side had plan to play up on a Rahman error on the per sq feet of land value vis-a-vis property value. Frankly, it serve no purpose because there will be grandstanding.

The concern now is the mistrust against MACC has culminated to what seemed to be an act of "marah nyamuk bakar kelambu". Suspicion of special treatment to Guan Eng cannot be the reason to destroy this important institution.

Monday, April 18, 2016

IPIC pullout: Get popcorn, but no need "bomba" yet

Bloger saja cukup ...

Just when the rationalisation was going on smoothly and Arul Kanda can comfortably say his job is finish, thus only to maintain the 1MDB shell company, something is bound to happen.

It has been this way everytime some good development about to happen.

Arul said at the end of March that 1MDB will be debt free within weeks. And indeed it did. 1MDB had just received the RM9.83 billion from sales of Edra.

They immediately settled the RM950 million standby credit from the Government, RM150 million financing facility from Exim Bank, and RM2.0 billion debt from purchase of Powertek. Some RM7.25 billion debt repayment were made.

1MDB came out of the exercise with cash surplus of RM2.3 billion in which it would not happen should RM42 billion went missing.

Off course, the ANC will always be up to something. If it is not some expose, new or recycled, it could be like the extensive nitpicking on the PAC report.

This time it is the first deal that Arul Kanda announced upon joining 1MDB.

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