Thursday, January 28, 2021

NGV Tech expose: Not "derhaka" then, "derhaka" now?

Since the proclamation of the emergency by the DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah, ("Agong"), "derhaka" label have been conveniently labelled to anyone raising views not favouring the emergency measure or to seek any request from Agong. 

There is no legal definition for "derhaka", but conveniently applied to suppress debate and discourse. Its a referee's red card to have final say without any dissenting view. The 1990 edition of Kamus Lengkap by Pustaka Zaman translate it as "unfaithful, disloyal, traitorous, treacherous" and derivative words could mean "treason, rebel, betrayal". 

Undoubtedly, declaring emergency is the prerogative of Agong, but the fact that it is on advise and practically at the request of the Prime Minister, there should be room to raise issues against the executive branch. More so, Agong's declaration has room for Parliament to be in session since constitution is not suspended and Parliament not dissolved. Constitutionally mentioned personal liberties remained relevant. Left to Agong to make the wise and fair call.   

In a 3-series posting by Melbourne-based Malaysian blogger, Steadyaku47, it is creating a disturbing undercurrent and reviving past events. The claims and accusations are serious, but it has been widely reported in the business, and shipping media as well as military watch websites.

There was no labeling of "derhaka" then. Would it constitute as "derhaka" to discuss it now?  

Thursday, January 21, 2021

MDEC mass resignation, MARA Corp too?

Malaysia Reserve broke the news yesterday of MARA will have to pay heavy compensation to dismiss Dato Badlisyah Ghani as MARA Corp CEO and 20 team leaders hired to developed the sectors indentified in a paper presented to the previous Prime Minister by Majlis Perundingan Melayu.  

The seriousness of PPBM-dominated PN government and the Minister-in-charge, Dato Dr Mohd Latif Ahmad will be in question for this crucial Bumiputera initiative. In their run-up to the 14th geneal election, PPBM had heavily criticised Dato Najib Tun Abd Razak as foresaking the Malay development effort in his national agenda.  

Apparently, the Board of Directors of MARA Corp made a decision, but kept mum to await MARA Council decision, in which a member, Dato Jamelah Jamaluddin and MARA Corp Directors, problematic Dato Suhaili and uncouth Dato Seri Megat Shahriman are pursuing for dismissal. 

More on them to come.   

If the dismissal goes through, murmurs on the ground is that one money generating subsidiary will see a major exodus for greener pasture and it could financially crippled MARA Corp. As it is, there was a petition by staff demanding no political interference in PMB Investment.   

Its been awhile since this blog gave any update on MARA Corp as information are being gathered to expose an insidious political motivation and unscrupulous intentions behind the moves and political interferences.

This morning yours truly was alerted by another mass resignation at the Malaysias Digital Economic Corporation (MDEC) led by the former Political Strategist of PPBM and key Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin man, Dato Dr Rais Hussin.  

Friday, January 15, 2021

Emergency proclamation: Political or Real?

The move by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to seek DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong to proclaim Emergency is being seen with sceptic eyes. Undoubtedly, the power to proclaim lies with His Highness, and in an earlier attempt, His Highness did deny the executive request for an emergency. 

The power of Agong is not in question, but the request and advise strangely came after Muhyiddin announced MCO a day before Agong made the Emergency Proclamation for the same health purpose. Its applying two laws for the same and single purpose. 

The discussion will not end and it will continue to be discussed from the perspective of the law, politics, economy, government performance, effectiveness of PN as government without majority support, and Muhyiddin and the psyche of his party PPBM.

If done correctly and fairly, Emergency could be made to good use to reset the country on to the right path but the authority and leadership must be given the right people.   

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Can Annuar Musa tame the overwhelming sentiment against Muhyiddin?

Tan Sri Annuar Musa tried to playdown the overwhelming number against Division against continuing  the relation with PPBM. He claimed the number is only 100 and a few of his government and PPBM paid cybertooper claimed it to be 98. 

It does not change the fact that only Dato Shahidan Kassim representing Perlis was silenced in the UMNO Political Bureau meeting as other state liaison chief pounded away endlessly on their complaints against PPBM. 

There were few Division leaders not wanting to commit to breaking ties with PPBM, but as one leader confided none dare go against the overwhelming tide at the division. This include Vice President and Bera Division head, Dato Seri Ismail Sabri.  

The UMNO grassroot tsunami is nationwide! 

Friday, January 08, 2021

Silterra sales: "Cina" colluding with "Cina", Khazanah colluding with Green Packet

Khazanah Nasional was supposed to have finalised a decision on the sale of Silterra in December 2020. All the cards are already on the table. They should decide based on what's available. 

However, nothing is forthcoming from the Board of Directors of Khazanah chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin and include senior position members of cabinet. Why the indecision? What's the ulterior motive behind such unprofessional and unethical conduct?  

In a December 30th article, Emmanuel Samarathisa exposed in a subscription based news portal, The Malaysianist that the Board is under pressure to sell it to local but mentioned Green Packet's MACC investigation proves a hinderance. 

The latest talk reported by NST claimed that Khazanah giving more leeway to give Green Packet more time to firm up their financing. It means their so-called Bumi Fund is not for real, mere hype and not raised money to finance the Siliterra purchase. The decision should be to reject. 

Green Packet was brought in by Khazanah's Goh Ching Yin just about the time the sales to DNex was supposed to be inked after three years of collaboration to put together a comprehensive plan. Goalpost was conveniently changed and even possibly changing certain condition to enable the sales. Now a time extension. 

It turns out there is collusion between key personnel of Khazanah and Green Packet. What is going on, MACC? What happenned to investigation? KIV?

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Tajuddin Rahman replied

Early yesterday, Malaysiakini here reported MACC raiding on Prasarana office. Contrary to many suggestions to Chairman Dato Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, he went through with the press conference late afternoon yesterday. Video of the full PC above. 

Before the press conference, Tajuddin responded privately through a friend on the status of his daughter's company contract with Prasarana as raised yesterday. The contract was awarded before he became Chairman.  

Tajuddin responded to accusation with regard the status of Prasarana Group CEO and payment to MRCB-GK. He confirmed Muhammad Nizam Alias is undergoing suspension for insubordination. Nizam has replied to the enquiry and due process is being carried out. 

Monday, January 04, 2021

Wrong answer and Tajuddin Rahman could be another Zeti

Most politicians appreciate the transparency, no holds bared revelation, and whistling blowing by social media, blogs and online sites. Dato Azeez Raheem once complimented them as Jabatan Netizen. 

Jabatan Netizan could be anybody from any walks of life, but the deadliest whistleblowing are those comments giving leads to happenings outside the radar or censored by mainstream media or portal with an agenda. 

It attracts more discussions, opening more leads and invite investigation by the more resourceful one. 

However, some dinosaur politician, who refused to change their ways, seemed to not appreciate wrongdoing will get leaked into social media and find its way into mainstream media or major portals. 

Chairman of Prasarana Malaysia, Dato Tajuddin Abdul Rahman have a FB account, but he does not sufficiently appreciate the nature of social media as a fifth column. 

Friday, January 01, 2021

Will 2021 be a better year? And, Zeti make more sense ...

2020 was annus horribilis

Hopefully, 2021 make better sense than Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

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