Saturday, March 14, 2020

MUSICAL TRIBUTE to the new government


I don't want to talk
About the things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

Thursday, March 12, 2020

KSU suspiciously corrupt, Gopal Sri Ram obviously wicked

Continuing last night's posting targeted aimed at former KSU of Ministry of Education, Dato Seri Alias Ahmad, Malaysiakini live report saw the KSU accused as corrupt by defense lawyer, Dato Akberdin Abdul Kadir. Extract below
Bukan saksi yang dibicarakan - Hakim tegur peguam bela

10.21 pagi - Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Mohamed Zaini Mazlan menegur peguam bela kerana mengasak saksi dan menuduh bekas KSU Kementerian Pendidikan Alias Ahmad sebagai 'korup.'

Ini terjadi apabila peguam Rosmah Mansor Akberdin Abdul Kader menuduh Alias mempunyai kepentingan dalam projek hibrid solar.

"Saya kata pada kamu, ambil inisitatif sampai telefon lepas surat penolakan beliau, sebab datuk ada vested interest dalam projek ni...," kata Akberdin.

Bagaimanapun, Alias membalas, "tidak setuju."

Pada ketika ini, hakim Zaini menegur Akberedin.

"Beliau bukan orang yang sedang dibicarakan," katanya.
No protest from the DPP.

Tak pernah bayar satu sen pun untuk projek hibrid solar - Saksi

10.45 pagi - Bekas KSU Kementerian Pendidikan Alias Ahmad memberitahu mahkamah tiada bayaran yang dibuat kerajaan untuk projek hibrid solar di Sarawak.

Alias, yang merupakan saksi pendakwaan ke-12, berkata demikian ketika membetulkan cadangan peguam bela Akberdin Abdul Kader mengenai pembayaran pendahuluan yang diminta oleh Kementerian Pendidikan daripada Kementerian Kewangan pada 2016 untuk dibayar kepada Jepak Holdings.

Saksi berkata Kementerian Pendidikan meminta bayaran pendahuluan untuk kerja-kerja yang berkaitan dengan genset diesel di sekolah-sekolah di Sarawak dan bukan untuk projek hibrid solar.

Akberdin: Kita jangan confusekan mahkamah...

Alias: Payment ini bukan untuk solar hybrid. Untuk genset. Tak pernah dibayar satu sen pun untuk solar hybrid.
This attracted immediate reactions on the social media:

It is the talk among lawyers and within the corridor of power that Dato Seri Gopal Sri Ram is acting for Tun Dr Mahathir as the lawyer orchestrating the lawsuits against Dato Najib, Datin Rosmah, Dato Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Ku Nan, and all the political prosecutions against UMNO leaders.

None of the charges have stick. Gopal and his bosses are wicked humans.

Contract not secured and payment not received. MoF official not entertain Rosmah's lobby or Najib's request for urgency. Where is the beef?

Whose money did the claim bribe paid came from?

After recess, it continued:

Pembelaan tuduh bekas KSU tunjuk minat projek lebih dari kontraktor 

12.15 tengah hari - Peguam bela Rosmah Mansor, Akberdin Abdul Kader sekali lagi mengasak saksi pendakwaan Alias Ahmad mengenai kepentingan Kementerian Pendidikan dalam projek hibrid solar.

Akberdin mencadangkan kepada bekas KSU Kementerian Pendidikan itu, bahawa kementeriannya itu menunjukkan minat yang lebih untuk mendapatkan bayaran pendahuluan untuk Jepak Holdings berbanding syarikat itu sendiri.

Peguam itu berkata walaupun Jepak tidak menulis surat kepada Kementerian Pendidikan atau Alias untuk mempercepat pembayaran, pihaknya selalu berkomunikasi dengan Kementerian Kewangan mengenai perkara itu.

"Jadi kalau saya katakan, yang ambil berat pasal payment ini adalah KPM, datuk. Depa (Jepak) tidak tulis surat pun. KPM yang ambil berat, tulis surat, hantar lagi," kata Akberdin.

Bagaimanapun, Alias tidak bersetuju dengan cadangan peguam bela Rosmah itu.
Hakim Mohamed Zaini Mazlan protested the insinuation made against the KSU and to keep the question limited to allegations against his client. Rather routine caution in any typical courtroom.

Court to resume on April 6th. Akberdin need at least two more hours with Alias.

* Sorry no English report of Mkini. Not worth subscribing and paying for it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Will the real culprit behind Sarawak solar project case get exposed tomorrow in court?

It is glaringly clear that the media coverage on the Sarawak solar project case is to constantly paint the picture Datin Seri Rosmah lobbied and pushed for the project to be awarded to Jepak Holdings and Dato Seri Najib requested the government officer to expedite the award to Jepak.

Understandably, it has political value to the previous PH government to demonise the former Prime Minister and his wife.

As of today, under the officially set-up Perikatan Nasional government, mainstream media is on the same agenda-setting mode to demonise Rosmah.

The headline today is Rosmah asking former Ministry of Education secretary-general, Dato Alias Ahmad to expedite payment to Jepak

One should be reminded of the court statement by Alias's predecesor, Tan Sri Mardinah Mohamad, in which the theme was the same.

Intentionally, it was not reported that Mardinah said the Prime Minister's request is taken seriously but we still insist it be done according to the proper procedures.

Thank god for social media for reporting another side of an event.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Rogue or ruse, depends on cabinet appointment

Till the politics stabilise, it is pointless to discuss or talk of anything else.

Over tea, two foreigners next to our table was asking for comments on politics. Guess he was too eager to express his view. Before we could reply, he gave his 10 second description.

"It is a relay race where someone was supposed to pass the baton i.e. to Anwar but he didn't want to. He had his sight on someone else further away i.e. Mukhriz. Before he could run to pass it, the someone dropped the baton".

The foreigner's comment was almost there, but he did not know that there was no "supposed passing of baton by that someone" to Anwar.

Not with Anwar's reliance on DAP support. PH government fell on merely the no DAP in government crying call and them shooting their own feet, including dropping the baton.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Fat lady sang this morning ....

After the rain, by Najwa Mahiaddin featuring Juny. Auspices choice of song by an appropriate singer for the occassion to say its over for PH.

There will be few attempts, but its practically over. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sworn in as Prime Minister at the Istana Negara at 10.30 am.

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