Friday, May 17, 2019
Three strikes and the batter is out in a baseball game.
Allah is great! Currently on the third consecutive strike, but have not let up on fasting. With the neb on and fingers still able to pound away on the keyboard, Bursa Malaysia this week comes to mind.
CI plunged 30 points first hour Monday morning only to recover back in the morning trade. Prior to the event, there was a barrage of negative reports on Malaysian economy, ringgit, stock market, and investors by-passing Malaysia.
It turns out Investment Bankers churning out the negative reports (and foreign media "viraling" as news) went on a "house buy" to go against their own bearish reports. The gullible locals were selling into a bear trap.
Nevertheless, the market did not turned bullish but bearish with one analyst giving a bottom target for CI at 1580 and one BFM mid-morning comment was talking about 1600 as resistance, intended as support perhaps.
The market would not have been this blur had some smartass accountant and their hair splitting standards not handcuffed local institutions from sticking themselves out for the nation's bourse.
With market condition as such, suddenly Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) announced its first quarter profit of RM440 million on the back of RM623 million earning. One can't imagine how many out there will be gullible enough to believe.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Failure to comply with the rules of discovery may, in more serious cases, result in an action being dismissed, or a defence being struck out and judgment entered accordingly - Shearn Delamore & Co.Yesterday's SRC trial in court saw the testimony by 37th witness, Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd (IPSB) managing director Datuk Dr Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman.
Dr Sam, as he is known in his close circle, did not know the RM42 million IPSB transfered was meant for Dato Najib's personal account. Otherwise, he would not have signed the transfer had he know it is Najib's personal account.
And he told the court the transfer was acting on e-mail instruction from IPSB's fund provider, Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M).
In case the public forgotten, Dr Sam was the second person remanded for questioning by MACC in July 2015 and was mentioned to be charged for corruption in the charge sheet leaked by Sarawak Report, which was allegedly prepared by Tan Sri Gani Patail and subsequently denied by MACC.
Dr Sam's statement proved SRC money did not go to Najib's personal account as per the charge made by AG and investigated by MACC. This could certainly throw off the case
Nevertheles, it doubtful High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Ghazali dare to allow it. It is not due to the open secret among certain lawyers that he is Dato Gopal Sri Ram's "boy".
If he could not make MACC provide document to the defense team's discovery, it is unlikely he could dismiss the case or rule no prima facie.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Last week or two saw a chorus of KWAP's witnesses gave testimonies that seemed scripted to pin on Najib.
It started with the wide media coverage to the testimony of the 29th witness, AVP Amirul Imran Ahmat, and confirmed by witnesses #33, Ambalagam Marapan and witness #34, Amirah Muhammad Nor.
However, Amirah was caught by defense lawyer giving testimony similarly worded as Ambalagam. She admitted MACC assisted with the choice of words or as quoted in Malay, "...SPRM telah bantu saya dengan ayatnya saja."
A lawyer cautioned in jest against accusing MACC tampering with the witness, but "assisting with words" was the way to put it when caught being coached.
Monday, May 13, 2019
DAP is beating their propaganda drum claiming their thumping win in Sandakan means Muslim voters are willing to accept DAP.
MMO's analysis to claimed Malu Apa BossKu is not really factor any more is part of the DAP message.
It is a matter of time the fad will wear off as it loses the spontaneity. Political analyst Dr Abdul Latiff Mohd Ibrahim felt that "developments in Najib’s corruption trial had dented the bossku phenomenon".
Nevertheless, the fact that this Malaya-critical Penampang boy, Phillip Golingai wrote an article to discuss means it will be around for a while. More so, Najib is providing healthy and factual critic of the PH government.
Phillip mentioned the more commonly heard conversation on the ground, in Sandakan at least, was the succession plan to Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
From the day PBS announced Datuk Linda Tsuen as candidate for Sandakan by-election, it was a lost cause already and interest is lost on the by-election.
However, at 54% turnout, no analysis of the DAP win is of any relevence. It is neither a win for the people as Dato Shafie Apdal claimed nor snap out of three consecutive losses for PH.
There is no significant message given out by a by-election with 37% voters turnout as at 1:00 PM afternoon.
It is as positive as the only positive poll on PH's anniversary as government which seemed cooked up for Mahathir to claim voters still prefer PH over BN or other parties.
The winner only goes to the side able to bring out voters at that last dash near tea time. In Sabah, lunch hour is 12 PM.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Several postings to poke finally brought out a reaction from the police.
Yesterday on the third of Ramadhan, police reacted with a civil forfeiture charge against Dato Najib and Datin Seri Rosmah. There was no criminal charge made, but civil charge instead.
And, it seemed more of face saving from a glaring embarassment to Police CID. It is already an embarassment for PH as they celebrate their one year anniversary in power today.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Today is the second day of Ramadhan. Yesterday, after Terawih prayer, it was exactly a hijrah year and one day that Dato Najib's home was raided upon his return from 1MDB-funded Kg Baru Mosque.
It is not to commemmorate the momentous occasion. As of May 7th today, it is 9 days to May 16th midnight and stretching to May 17th, they day it will be exactly one Gregorian year since the raid. Till today, there has been no charges with regard to the seized goods.
The AMLA law allows for the seized goods to be held for six months and any extension will require a court order. Upon reaching a year without any charge, there is no more legal avenue for the police to hold back the properties and money seized.
In March 18th posting, this blog raised the issue of some goods were possibly missing and the seizure done at the condominiums was in absence and without owners' signature to acknowledge the goods seized.
It was done in contravention of the Criminal Procedure Code. The police stands to be liable to any dispute on the goods seized. Dato Najib raised about the UMNO money declared by police was short.
Monday, May 06, 2019
Wishing all Muslim happy Ramadhan. May their Ramadhan be both physically and spiritually fulfilling experience.
For non-Muslim, they could join the festivity for the fasting as a researcher claimed it induce anti-aging health benefit. In 2016, a Japanese scientist, Yoshinori Ohsumi won a Nobel Prize in medicine for autophagy or a process of cell "eating itself" during fasting.
C&EN website reported:
Sunday, May 05, 2019
We don't need no education"Another Brick in the Wall" was Pink Floyd's several parts songs from their 1979 album, The Wall.
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone…
It is rock opera, which explores the life of a character facing abuse from his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother, and the breakdown of his marriage contributing to an eventual self-imposed isolation from society, symbolised by a wall.
Critics described it as overblown and pretentious but it is one of greatest rock album or all time and one of the most well known concept album of all time also.
This blog used Another Brick in the Wall to represent one brick or voice of many bricks that make up the wall.
Wong Chun Wai's column of same title in The Star today dealt with the recent issue of opening matriculation entry to other races.
Friday, May 03, 2019
There will be a Rome Statute protest to be held tomorrow Saturday May 4th at Sogo, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Kuala Lumpur. It will the begin with a parade after zohor prayers at Masjid Jameq.
Come in WHITE!
The crowd may not be as large as the anti-ICERD gathering several months ago, because similar gatherings are being held throughout the country since last week. In Johor, there were gatherings held district-to-district with regard to both the Rome Statute and Johor Constitution.
Nevertheless, the protest is expected to attract a significantly more sizeable crowd than any gathering by the pro-Rome Statute "elite Bangsar type" liberals.
Even the political party supporters of the current ruling government has insufficient followers and incapable of gathering sufficient number as show of support. They do not have PAS to be exploited anymore.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Santa Claus collects toys and distribute it to the children from needy families during festivities. Malaysia's version of Santa Claus collects "toys" and "distribute" it for "raya".
In the news today is about "Santa Claus" for Dato Mukhriz being convicted by Session's Court for offenses under the Securities Industry Act 1983 and Capital Market and Services Act 2007.
The KL Sessions Court convicted two former directors; namely Datuk Norhamzah Nordin and Mohd Azham Mohd Noor and an accounts manager of Kosmo Technology Industrial Bhd for furnishing false statements to Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd.
In a piece entitled, "SC chairman axed, will Ranjit be investigated?" dated October 1, 2018, the blog The New Malaysia Times highlighted that Norhamzah was acquitted for the same charge in 2016,
It is commendable of new SC Chairman, Syed Zaid Albar, brother to now PPBM member Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, for revisting the case in May 2018 after the departure of the jagah Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh.
Norhamzah was PPBM's War Room Director at the last GE14. Apparently, he switched his political allegiance from UMNO to Parti Pribumi Bersatu.
The drama played out by PPBM after the emergency MPKT meeting was that everything resolved and all will back Tun Dr Mahathir. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed ignorance and apologised to Mahathir.
There have been thousands of political quarrels that will have this sort of scene as part of the repertoire but subsequently, the quarrel will continue. More so, one is talking about the quarrelsome Mahathir.
Muhyiddin also has a history of being sneeky to play along, prepare and confront at the last minute to ouster his target.
In the past, his victims include former Johor Menteri Besar and the man who brought him up in UMNO, late Tan Sri Osman Saat, former Deputy PM, Tun Musa Hitam, former PMs, Tun Abdullah Badawi and Dato Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
Mahathir does not have much time and it is only expected that his move agaunst Muhyiddin will be soon and swift. The war between Mahathir and Muhyiddin has been declared.
Initially, the rumour was Muhyiddin will resign from the Johor PPBM Chairmanship after Hari Raya, but it does not take long. Mahathir already announced removed exco member, Mazlan Bujang as new state Chairman.
[Correction: The Star reported the then Chairman of PPBM Johor was former MB, Dato Osman Sapuan. Muhyiddin is PPBM President.]
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
DAP Charles Santiago's grouse with the four "Professor Kangkung" was their warning to the Malay Rulers that as Supreme Commander, the Agong is open to the risk of being prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
It is no new material. Tun Dr Mahathir's childish quarrel with TMJ insinuated of a vocal royal opposing Rome Statute for the pleasure of beating people up.
If Tommy Thomas is true at the UM Forum to say no such risk since any military action is a civilian government decision, then Mahathir is laying blame to the Supreme Commander of the Johor Military Force.
As written in earlier postings, the ICERD and Rome Statute issues could have been laid to rest if not for the stubborn Foreign Minister, Dato Saifuddin Abdullah.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Talk at the courts is the 11-member AGC team on the SRC case is facing a snag. Tommy Thomas was angered by the new revelations by defense that he screamed "lazy bum!" at his legal team.
Tommy's unbecoming behaviour is certainly no morale booster for his team members, who are sick and tired with AGC being made used off to pander to Tun Dr Mahathir's revenge and political witch hunting. His first case as prosecutor looks likely to end up as a loss. The case will fall apart the moment Shafee and his team start attacking the issue of entrustment and dominion over the money.
Over the weekend, Tommy Thomas participation in the Rome Statute Forum added more controversies to his already long list. IGP was reported saying Rome Statute Forum at UM is under probe for sedition and AG will be investigated along. His revelation of BN government's intent to rectify the Statute does not hold up.
AGC may not cooperate by not charging Tommy and the other penalists, especially Dr. Syed Husin Ali. However, it will only confirm the growing perception that AG is not as fair minded as many claimed him to be, but instead bias and bigot.
Since retracting Lim Guan Eng's corruption case, the sniggering in the legal community is on the claimed Constitutional expert's true expertise as a retraction specialist.
Another case over the weekend will certainly blow over and destroy further his reputation. This retraction will remind the public of Guan Eng's case.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Many may have heard the line, "The law is an Ass".
That quotation is neither insulting the law nor law enforcement. It was a title of a book of anecdotes in the practise of law that makes no common sense.
Same with the intention of this posting. Before moving into the subject matter on disbandment of police elite forces - STING, STAFOC, and STAGG, there is this story about ass that reached our smartphone this morning.
It's a Sunday. It is intended to start light.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
In the posting on Chow Koon Yeow losing his temper on BfM, he mentioned the tender process on the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) including the Penang South Reclamation project is still on-going.
Chow reiterated the total cost forecasted is RM46 billion and was upset with an interviewer because the radio station earlier quoted from The Star's estimated cost for the project of RM70 billion.
Will Chow be upset now that the social media is viraling a published banruptcy notice of Tan Sri Ooi Kee Liang with the message that allagedly claiming:
Wah... Penang govt awarded the RM46 billion PTMP project to a company where the owner is bankrupt?The viraled notice dated March 29th is as below:
Thursday, April 25, 2019
In a previous posting HERE, doubt was raised on a BNM officer ability to quote exact clause of the law contravened in his police report about half an hour after the raid on Ambank office.
The subsequent witnesses seemed be giving glowing words of Dato Najib's generosity that a commentator twitter asked where is the part Najib is the "pencuri, penyamun dan perompak" (thief, bandit and robber)?
Husin Lempoyang hinted Mahathir's "mencuri, menyamun dan merompak" or his plundered wealth can be seen in his children.
Today's witness, Umi Devi spent a whole day reading from text. Who prepared for the bank officer? Why was she allowed to read prepared text instead of being cross examined by the DPP? Does she has hearing problem thus could not do a Q&A?
Yesterday, prosecutor raised a pertinent issue, in which RM42 million of RM104 million of SRC money went to Najib's account, but what happen to the rest?
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tan Sri Richard Malanjum last day in office was on April 13th. He retired after 27 years in the judiciary.
The glowing tributes began to pour in to describe his journey from Tuaran to top office at the Justice of Palace as epic. Bar Council President attributed his short tenure as making an indelible mark.
Naturally, Sabah Law Society would gave him the highest tribute as leaving behind a legacy.
Chief Justice for Sabah and Sarawak, Datuk David Wong Dak Wah gave tribute to Mulanjam's mobile unit initiate to resolve citizenship issues in Sabah. The former DAP candidate for Sandakan is said to be one of the candidate to replace Mulanjum.
There was no farewell ceremony but his last message pen as Frank Sinatra's song, My Way was to ask to protect the judiciary
He seek from his colleagues, “All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say".
Monday, April 22, 2019
A new fad on Social Media now is the one liner: Thing can be ... Why ...?
There is: Things can rebrand, Why change government? Things can be accuse, why investigate? Things can be pissed on, Why honour promise? Things can be fake certificate, Why study?
The permutation is endless and funny.
This audio viralling of BFM interview with Penang CM, Chow Koon Yeow can be posed with the same question:
Things can be angry Why need to answer?
Its an approach to evade question. It only means something is not right ...
Friday, April 19, 2019
Partly, it was the lackadaisical attitude of the previous SC Chairman, Ranjit Singh, whose more keen to be polis or jagah than developing market.
Yet certain budak-budak cina in SC, which are empowered with approval authority, is rampantly taking kickbacks and delaying approvals.
It is not believable to have escaped Ranjit's radar. Nothing racist as source is Chinese and it is quoted verbatim.
UBS proclaimed it has stayed off Malaysia for 5 years.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Our personal gut feel, on the present day economic model based on endless growth is that it is unrealistic and will breakdown.
The capitalistic model is complimented by a money system of conventional banking and financial structure based on an underlying time value of money and preservation of asset of the wealthy through "risk-free" return bearing instrument. It is similarly based on endless growth too.
A matter of time, it will outrun its course as a result of growth in the financial side of economy is not in-sync with the growth in real economy of generated real goods and real services.
Growth in the financial economy will outdo and not in preportion with growth in real economic to eventually result in over-inflated value of financial asset.
It is unsustainable and given time, the pre-determined growth of capitalist economic model will fall apart as it is not based on a model dedicated to serve humanity.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.At the Teoh Beng Huat Inquest, the weird looking Dr Porntip from Thailand had a differing view from the other three local and professional experts.
Together with the coordinating DPP's affidavit at the end of the Inquest, the common view was there was no murder. But the coroner took the perceived to be politically safe conclusion as not conclusive.
In the case of the Inquest on death of fireman Adib Muhammad, the DPP filed an affidavit to conclude he was not beaten.
But there is an expert from UKM and witnesses claiming otherwise, and Inquest is still on-going. Comfortably, the Seaview's Mariamman Temple Committee withdrew several of their applications.
Does that not conform to the quotation of a member of philosopher Socrates's inner circle above?
Monday, April 15, 2019
|Adib (left) and DPP Hamdan Hamzah|
The withdrawal of Seafield Mariamman Temple Committee's several applications related to the Inquest on the death of fireman Muhammad Adib raised concern on the coordinating DPP.
DPP Hamdan Hamzah committed a strange action to submit his affidavit to say Adib's death was not due to being beaten.
His affidavit is made when the Inquest is still on-going and could be viewed as influencing the outcome of the Inquest.
This can amount to contempt of court. But why did the coroner allowed it?
Dato Zaiton Hasan and Dato Zukri Samat continued their trailblazing lies over the weekend.
Hoping the public attention is on Rantau by-election and their lies, half truth and cover-up of their cock-up will not be notice.
They can hoodwink the Pak Cik pencen, whose life is only commuting to and from surau 5 times a day and could only comprehend news headline.
But not everybody.
Zukri used to claim the restructuring scheme involving SPV is not a bailout. Lim Guan Eng acknowledged indirectly that MOF is doing a bailout, but is passing the buck to Azmin.
Dato Najib exposed Zukri as a moron.
The Zaiton-Zukri-Faiz PWC designed scheme, in cahoot with Zeti and Nor Shamsiah of BNM, and forced upon Prokhas's Chan by Tony Pua is literally a failure. These schemers destroyed TH and now bailing it out.
Daim should fire these reckless morons!
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Witch hunting is not working.
PH days are numbered. Public hatred is on the rise and fast. Exposure on BN past wrongdoings will not catch on with the public.
If Tommy Thomas wish to make a political case of Dato Mohamad Hasan, his numbered days will end faster than he expected.
And, the people he is covering up for could not be protected any more soon.
An old case of yesterday's Rantau by-election winner and former MB of Negeri Sembilan cum acting President of UMNO was revived during the last desperate days of campaign by PKR voices.
A source alerted yours truly yesterday that Attorney General, Tommy Thomas is seriously looking to charge Mat Hasan soon.
That will only make PH being seen as sore loser. The more Dato Najib highlight the weakness of PH administration, the more he get charged.
The more they do so, the more public will not believe this charges or court decisions.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The outcome for the Rantau by-election has many uncertainties and no side could claim to be able to wrap up the voters.
After campaigning ended midnight last night and so does the message, dirt dig up, and psywar, it now comes down to "transport" to get their white voters out and how the game of numbers turns out.
Whatever the outcome, the absence of Tun Dr Mahathir from campaigning is of interest.
Words in Rantau he was to appear at the grand final campaign last night with Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but he announced not attending yesterday's late afternoon.
Friday, April 12, 2019
At a time the government asked the people to "ikat perut" (tighten their belt) and it was said by no less than Tun Dr Mahathir himself,
Bursa Malaysia apparently bought a RM650,000 latest model Mercedes Benz for its new CEO.
It was said that one reason the previous Bursa CEO, Datok Tajuddin Attan did not get his contract extended was his high salary.
Another reason many CEOs, Chairmen and BOD members of GLCs got sacked immediately by new government sacked were their perceived involvement with the ruling party
Both Mahathir and Chairman of CEP, Tun Daim Zainuddin said GLC CEOs should not be getting multi-million ringgit salary package.
It would mean government and GLCs should be on austerity drive and not spend money on wasteful perk like the latest launched 2018 Dream Collection Mercedes Benz that could fetch between RM530,000 to RM1.4 million.
|Cross-eyed short man cannot be trusted|
Datin Yatie planned a 4-series interview for Dato Zukri Samat with Berita Harian, but the first serie interview is already a disaster.
Who reads BH anymore, Yatie? Utusan and Harakah has better reach than BH. 😊
Zukri lied to the public and TH depositors. The ex-Utusan Dato Zaini, now of BENARcom.my, tried to convince his readers that Zukri is a righteous person. Seriously bad judge of character and shows inability to see beyond facade.
There were many lies in the interview (BH taken offline but part.of it available below) that was blatantly made, but the major lies he made were:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Today is the 4th anniversary of our last engagement with Tun Dr Mahathir.
After four years, Mahathir came out of defeat in UMNO to come out victorious. Those that stuck with him are in positions in the corridor of power.
Among the many in that last meet, few returned back to where they are comfortable with in Putrajaya. There were one or two opportunist fishing from both ponds anonymously till today. And, one had passed away.
But, what Mahathir said in that last meet on April 10th 2015 proven right?
Monday, April 08, 2019
|This makeover is not enough to revive palm oil|
Tabung Haji's predicament is not because hiding the accounts, but market lost confidence with PH government and went down. It is highly exposed to palm oil, an investment that is supposed to be halal and conservative.
However, let us leave TH awhile for others to comment. Done enough and hope any attempt to do bank run failed.
The Star and The Edge attempt to allegedly sabotaged Malaysian palm oil on behalf of Lim Guan Eng and his insidious intention may have failed.
If not for the ridiculously "too clever Minister", the problem with the palm oil industry could have been addressed. For a vocal former opposition member, Teresa Kok turned out to be intellectually incapable as a Minister.
Her MyPalm Oil campaign with the girlie dancer on stage and the manner Tun Dr Mahathir suggest Malaysians to consume daily dose of palm oil as though its nutritional grade is equivalent to olive oil does not serve the cause. It will come to naught with a Minister so dizzy and blur.
It need beyond the makeover Tan Siok Choo's Sundaily article advocated for palm oil. A spoonful of palm oil a day is not enough. She needs more than a facial makeover. An English diction lesson for a start as she sounded exactly like Lina Lamont in the musical Singin' in the Rain.
Sunday, April 07, 2019
In his Facebook yesterday, Sabah political writer, Musli Oli appealed to Lim Guan Eng to request Tommy Thomas correct the proposed amendment of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution. It is supposed to be the "equal partner amendment" to revert back to the original version of the Malaysian Constitution in 1963.
It is a rather strange request, but our good friend could be serious in his own way. It turned out he denied Tun Dr Mahathir's politicking is not all the time in his earlier posting. Mahathir is not in his element during his nightly rest.
It is Musli's sense of humour and typical cynical self in view of the confusing state of Sabah's current politics.
PPBM launched their entry into Sabah yesterday. This happened after former Sabah UMNO leaders, few elected representatives, and claimed 100,000 members crossed-over.
It came after several denials that PPBM will break their pre-GE14 promise with Warisan, including from Mahathir himself. Subsequently, PPBM justified their action and now are officially in.
Ah Sabah ...thought they changed, but they never could.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Answering enquiry in Parliament on when Tabung Haji will announce its hibah for 2018 from Parit Sulong MP cum newly appointed PAC Chairman, Dato Noraini Ahmad, Tun Dr Mahathir replied cabinet will deliberate on the issues related and make a decision this very morning.
Malaysiakini reported Mahathir guaranteed it will be announced soon.
Is it financially and technically possible? What sort of magic trick could enable new management of TH to do so? Any truth PWC, KSP and Auditor General refused to endorse new account?
The cabinet deliberation is a strange happening since decisions on TH matter is made at their Board of Directors and Minister-in-charge level.
Subsequently, it is proposed for cabinet to make a decision. The BOD, which is effectively led by Dato Zaiton Hasan and managed on behalf by Dato Zukri Samat, is unable to make a decision.
According to Mujahid and to quote The Edge report:
"Lembaga Tabung Haji will release its dividend to its depositors after the pilgrims fund resolves its compliance issue with the MFRS 9 accounting standard, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa."
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Update on the two previous postings - HERE and HERE on the proposed sales of the Malaysia Building in Hong Kong.
Lim Guan Eng responded to Wee Ka Siong allegation he had mistaken Hong Kong dollar for Malaysian Ringgit to show a letters that could prove there was such an offer. When provoked, the egoistc and hot tempered Guan Eng reacted expectedly.
The Star video below of the press statements of Guan Eng and Ka Siong's immediate reply.
For more detailed PC, refer to Malaysiakini You Tube of Guan Eng's HERE and Wee Ka Siong's reply intentionally uncovered M'kini on his Facebook HERE.
The letter stated RM1.68 billion and was dated January 2019. Strange that Guan Eng did not go to town to gloat as RM1.7 billion.
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
At one end, it was about the book, Life of Muhammad by Eqyptian Hussein Heykal. It is an evidentiary account in the life and spiritual path of the prophet within scope of historical reality.
On the other end, it started with conversation in one the many family Whassapp groups on the nine brotherhood of Muslim Saints, Wali Songo that spread Islam to Java.
Though we are only clear of the lineage to another Saint, Kendil Wasi, our bloodline apparently extended to Sunan Muria as claimed by a late uncle.
It led to conversation in the esoteric area of sufism in the Sheikh Siti Jenar incident, the Malay Archipelago version of Ibn Arabi's AlHallaj. Then, it delved into sufi poets, Hamzah Fansuri and Jalaluddin Ar Rumi.
We were reminded of the commemuration of Isra Mi'raj on 27th of Rejab tonight (Islamic calendar commence from dawn). It is an incident of challenging poles.
After almost reaching a year as Minister of Finance, and two terms of close observation as Penang Chief Minister, it is sufficient to not believe the words of Lim Guan Eng.
Guan Eng argued he is innocent of Penang tunnel because former MP of Temerloh from PAS, Nasaruddin Hasan apologise for raising the issue in 2016. Since he claimed Penang tunnel linked projects is based on open tender, he expect us to believe him.
It is easy to spot Guan Eng is lying. Very easy...
One is when he argue incessantly, be it by out shouting or doing turn the table counter argument. That is him not answering the question as in the issue on the sales of Malaysia's Hong Kong Consulate!
Another is when he shows his anger as in the above video circulating in social media. It could be him caught trying to flick almost RM800 million from sale of the Consulate!
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
It is Tuesday today.
Today, the newspapers frontpage is providing background story of Dato Najib's SRC trial that should begin tomorrow. There is also yesterday RM1.5 billion tax bill slapped at Najib.
On April 3rd 10 years ago, Najib sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister, but on same date 10 years later, he is in the dock.
Before getting involved with the case coverage, last Tuesday there was an issue in Parliament that led to exchanges between Lim Guan Eng and Najib, MPs exchanging "bodoh" remarks on each other.
It started with issues raised on the sales of the government's Malaysia Building in Hong Kong that used to house the Malaysian High Commission office but since 1997, renamed as Malaysian Consulate General.
Najib expressed concern on government's intent to sell the 28 storey building.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
The same day Tun Daim delivered a personal letter from the Prime Minister to his China counterpart, Li Keqiang and it was the same day Lim Guan Eng sabotaged the meeting.
On top of getting friendly parties to question Daim's role as representative of PM and Chairman of CEP, speculation was Guan Eng got Tommy Thomas to direct MACC to raid China's CCCC office in Kuala Lumpur that morning itself.
It is believed that Daim was negotiating with Jho Loh at the time, and he was to be China's "bargaining chip" in the ECRL negotiations.
Guan Eng's sabotage did not make Tun Dr Mahathir's visit in August memorable and beneficial. Worsen by Mahathir's insinuation of China as "new version of colonialism" with his comment of free trade versus fair trade.
Mahathir made Guan Eng lose face by publicly announcing Daim the exclusivity to negotiate with China. Guan Eng may agree Daim as the better person, but it does not mean he will take it laying down.
Guan Eng is vengeful and retaliatory in nature. He could sabotage Daim's on-going negotiation with China on the ECRL. This time it could be done on the oil palm negotiation with China.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
|Supposed to be charged for Felda corruption, PM's Political Secretary, Zahid Md Arip. Blatantly defying public health rule at Semenyih by-election|
Two days ago in Langkawi, a brave 28-year old government servant, Muhammad Haffiz Zarriq Bin Mat Hasim made a police report against a Deputy Minister for contempt against the lawful authority of public servant under Section 179 Act 574 of the Malaysian Penal Code.
That offense is punishable by imprisonment up to six month or fine of RM2,000 or both. Kudos to the young health officer to carry out his duty to take action against a person smoking in a no smoking zone and in a sensitive area like Langkawi airport.
The name of the alleged Deputy Minister viraled in the social media PPBM's MP for Kuala Pilah, and Deputy Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Eddin Syazlee bin Shith.
When approached by the officer, the Deputy Minister's bodyguard blocked his path. The officer requested for his National Identity Card but was ignored. Eddin and his entourage arrogantly walked away.
The officer made a report against the Deputy Minister at the Langkawi IPD. Before GE 14, that act of the officer would have been considered heroic and the Deputy Minister would have been scrutnised and tormented by the public.
The likelihood is Haffiz's police report would be NFA like the under the skirt skodeng by the officer of Deputy KDN Minister, Azis Jamman.
The police will be expected "to adjust". No charge was made against Eddin in court by the Attorney General Chamber (AGC).
Friday, March 29, 2019
Raja Petra Kamaruddin was requested to retract a posting he claimed Jack Ma met Lim Guan Eng and Tony Pua in Hong Kong to explain the reason Alibaba.com will not invest in Malaysia. The reason was new government's inability to honour its promises and agreements.
RPK had retracted the posting and published AliBaba.com's letter. The original posting can be found in The Coverage here.
But it is no victory of PH to shame RPK and nothing their unschooled cybertrooper could gloat that RPK was caught lying. For any true writer, especially those with brass balls like RPK, there will always be hits and misses.
This is not a miss yet. Informed media and IT sources alerted yours truly of the meeting. The Alibaba.com founder may have denied, but it's substantial shareholder and the Jack Ma the Chinese Communist Party member could have said those words.
Despite the retraction, RPK had not gone down on his knees to apologise but had fun twisting it towards Clare Rewcastle Brown. The retraction is just a strategic withdrawal to continue to fight on another day.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Lim Kit Siang insisted on the CEP report made to the Prime Minister be made public. His DAP underlings, Deputy Minister Simon Simm repeated the same request. PKR MP Abdullah Sani requested its disclosure.
From Mahathir's refusal to make it public to the announcement to make it OSA, it raise the suspicion that Mahathir and Daim is up to no good.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
He was depicted as a go-between the PM and Cabinet members, but "no position, got power", "power over khazanah", and "power to do business deal with China government".
For Zunar to draw the caricature, he may have sense public dissatisfaction, and PH leaders and politicians bottled up frustration.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Could also be indifference or coercion.
The launching of the Japanese Soldier Memorial, which was dubbed as Tugu Wira Jepun, with all the formalities of having the presence of the Japanese Ambassador and group photo with the Malaysian and Japanese flag together was disturbing.
The instant public outcry can only be expected. The generation that experience the Japanese Occupation may be fading out, but the painful memories to both Kedahan Malays and Chinese remain. To the original inhabitant Kedahan Malays, the Japanese was another set of foreigner that came to invade and colonise the state, tormented the local virgins, and confiscated their rice supply.
The Kedahan Chinese, though not citizen of neither Malay nor Malaysia then, they were killed, tortured, and treated as Sino-Japanese War enemy by the Japanese. Coverage by media owned by Tun Dr Mahathir's crony reflect the Chinese sensitivity.
Realising this monumental blunder, the state ex-officio that was present, the Kedah state assemblymen and Chairman of Kedah Tourism Committee, Mohd Asmirul Anuar made a quick denial.
Monday, March 25, 2019
The current discussion on the proposed "equal partner" constitutional amendment is as hazy as Dato Anifah Aman's sarcasm in Parliament last Wednesday.
He said government could be looking at a flying car made out of bamboo to address the problem of inadequate and damaged existing roads and other infrastructure in rural Sabah.
Better still, the fuel should be sustainable palm oil-based bio-diesel. It will be an ideal three, four birds with one stone solution to a problem.
The very trademark and backbone of Tun Dr Mahathir's economic development model as PM#4. Tolled road, and national car fueled by subsidised oil from Petronas and massaged as private initiative through privatisation.
Anifah's one line sarcasm became a headliner that caught the attention more than the message of his speech and subtle diplomatic critic of the proposed amendment.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
[Updated: 24/3/2019 7:00 AM]
The Star reported today that the home of Taek Jho Loh's parent was seized under AMLA law by government.
To the Chinese, their family home, more so ancesteral home, are almost sacred. Will that mean Jho Loh should come out of the woodwork to defend them?
But then, a petty, but pertinent matter to any mother would be:
How is Jho Loh to return, if government took away their home?If used as reason to justify Jho Loh not return to Malaysia, it will disappoint Malaysians.
Many are seeking the full episode of 1MDB to unfold and the truth on whether Tun Dr Mahathir's allegation that Dato Najib is a thief is not a politically motivated slander.
There is basis to doubt Mahathir.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
The above is the segment of Dato Mohamed Hasan speech that DAP is trying hard to get public attention.
It was to counter the public uproar against war declaration against non-Malay statement made by Lim Guan Eng and equating UMNO-PAS cooperation to white nationalist terrorist in the New Zealand mosque massacre statement by Mengkibol, Johor state assemblyman, Johnson Chew Chong Sin.
This posting is neither going to highlight the new DAP propaganda to make accusation and immediately pull back, amend, apologise or deny by claiming handphone hacked.
Nor will it dwell on Guan Eng's attempt to divert from the Penang tunnel heat or pretentious rebuke of DAP against Guan Eng's replacement of Boo Cheng Hau's protege or Nga Kor Meng abuse of power as Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat to expel Tan Sri Noh Omar for questioning his statement to call UMNO and PAS as Taliban.
It is about Tok Mat as he is comfortable referred to in the UMNO circle.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Seeing Malaysiakini wrote a feature of Dato Abdul Hamid Bador, one can only ponder how the world has turned under the new Malaysia Baru government.
Hamid Bador was in the limelight few years ago for revealing to the press the presence of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor in discussions involving government officials.
There was no detail as to whether it was an official or casual meeting, but it was both damaging for Najib and unbecoming of Hamid. To put it in politically correct words, it is not common for top official of Special Branch to be revealing intelligence information to the public.
Subsequent to that outburst, Hamid was transferred to establish a new security outfit under the Prime Minister's Department similar to the British Thames House.
However, the transfer did not go well.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Bigdogdotcom wrote a posting entitled The Heseltine Gambit.
For the benefit of the Gen Y, since the historical event occurred in 1990 before they were conscious as human being, it was the ouster of the mighty British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher through a motion in Parliament voted by only Conservative Party MPs. .
Thatcher was in her 11th year as Prime Minister, which is considered a marathon for British politics. It is unlike Malaysia that could afford the same Prime Minister for 22 years and later chose the same person 15 years later. Undeniably, it place Malaysia as a gerontocrasy nation.
In November 1990, Thatcher faced the second challenge on her premiership from MP, Michael Haseltine, who was Defense Minister in Thatcher's cabinet.
It was a time of public uproar against her policies to impose poll tax, and privatisation and subsidy cut resulted in massive unemployment. Foreign Minister, Sir Geoffrey Howe and few other members had resigned in protest of her policies.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Today is February 20th and the 11th of Rejab. Rejab is a holy Islamic month preceding the months of Syaaban and Ramadhan. It is one and half month to go till the first day of Ramadhan.
Last year's first Ramadhan was memorable to this blogger personally. In addition to the loss of the ruling party, BN, Dato Najib's residence was raided by police in a high-handed manner on the first Ramadhan night upon his return from Terawih prayer at Kg Baru.
So happen, we paid respect to Najib that afternoon.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
He was replying to a request from a member of Parliment from Kuala Terengganu, YB Tuan Haji Ahmad Amzad bin Mohamed @ Hashim for the list of assets being transfered to the SPV under Ministery of Finance, Syarikat Urusharta Jamaah Sdn Bhd. [Full statement at end of posting].
In his reply, he told the assembly that the asset are being transferred at a value higher of RM19.9 billion than the current or book value of RM10 billion.
Since MFRS 9 is taken as the new accounting policy of TH and the sukuk yand i-RCPS being exchanged for is "not guaranteed, not-traded and not rated", the accepted practise under MFRS 9 is to impair the unguaranteed instruments.
Friday, March 15, 2019
|Doctored picture to visualise a possible "bank run" on TH|
It is already mid-March and no inkling of a hibah (equivalent to Islamic dividend) announcement is forthcoming. Since the last posting, "Tabung Haji: Sins and Silliness", one source told yours truly with confidence, it will be coming in mid-March.
Since it is already the 15th, it will likely be extended to end of March. However, an equally reliable source that have been feeding unexpected development on TH claimed it will be in April.
Words circulating among bankers is TH been going around town to seek for a revolving credit (RC). Before BENARcom.my start making any accusation and personal attack, be reminded that The Star Online started it.
Getting ready money is one of three ways described in an article in the US National Public Radio portal on how to stop a bank run.
If the information is true, is TH new management anticipating a "bank run"? Why? Is there negative news for 2018 hibah for 2018?
Finally, are they actually anticipating or it has been pre-planned?
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The government-of-the-day has an environmental crisis in hand following toxic waste found dumped into Sungai Kim Kim and various sites in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
The Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid told The Malay Mail Online that the dumping was spotted sometime back but the Johor state government procrastinated to cite high cost as reason.
If the Johor state leadership have judgemental shortfall in pre-empting a crisis, the reaction of PPBM's Johor Menteri Besar Dato Osman Sapian was equally short of intelligence.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The often heard excuse as to why Jho Loh was not brought back to Malaysia to face the court is either no existence of extradition treaty with the country he is hiding in or Interpol bureaucracy excuses.
Another good one that even got reported is Jho Loh is protected by a foreign government, popularly claimed to be China or Middle countries or foreign mob.
It is as if the law enforcement authority of the foreign country he is in hiding is not cooperative with our authority or the authority could not get near these powerful "mafia".
Many Malaysians fell for it without pondering the logic. Those reasons are a load of rubbish.
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