Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Another proof Muhyiddin interfered in court matter

At the rate Bar Council is clueless to rile up support to defend Justice Nazlan Ghazali for his bias judgement in the SRC case, the possibility of Dato Najib getting a mistrial is as good as sealed. It will prove that Mahathir, yet again, interfered and manipulated the judiciary. 

It is pointless to repeat the list of issues mentioned too support the view as it has been repeatedly discussed at length. The integrity of judiciary is tarnished whether judgement on Najib remain or mistrial declared. 

Better for Federal Court to acquit and face up temporarily to public critics, but its not as badly damaged that investors lose trust with the Malaysian judicial system.  

Meanwhile, Muhyiddin repeatedly said he does not interfere in the judicial affair and allow 1MDB cases takes its own course. Unfortunately it was never believable because of his vindictive and manipulative politics. 

More so, his own lawyer, Rosli Dahlan was instrumental in the long list of civil suit made by SRC and 1MDB. Initially a long list was named as defendants, but eventually the list was shortened including withdrawing known accomplices of Jo Low that it was too obvious it was targetted at Najib. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Ledger-gate: Is the real swindler NOT charged?

The ledger-gate case involving Zahid Hamidi and Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) reminded police officer, Joeking Saiful (his FB nicname) as resembling the movie The Untouchable

The infamous Chicago mobster Al Capone was imprisoned due to record evidence of his illegal transactions and the bookkeeper verified 

The books of UKSB had long been a subject of conversation within the political circle. There were many speculations then as to why the company in which known "political Treasurer" for Khairy, Wan Quoris @ Wan Badak is a Director, implicated Zahid. 

For one, it is known that the company was awarded the contract to handle the overseas visa during Hishamuddin's tenure as Home Minister. And, the rumour mill had long been talking of people linked to Hishamuddin and Khairy been receiving political contribution from Wan Badak. 

So when the 15th witness, Henry Lee Viu Khium testified in court that Zahid been receiving "political contribution" of few hundred thousand Singapore dollar cash monthly and totaled over the years to be more than S$13.5 million, it is taken with a pinch of salt. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

U turns making Friday's protest a Walk of Contradiction

Bar Council will be holding a Walk of Justice this Friday, June 17.  That was the decision of its recently held EGM. 

It was intended to protest MACC investigation of Justice Nazlan Ghazali under the pretext of interference on judiciary. However, the outcome of the EGM did not turned out the way Ambiga claimed it to be. 

Former Bar Committee member, Lukman Sheriff revealed there was no resolution passed to that effect. Resolution on the non-constitutionality of the investigation was rejected. There was allegation made against MACC for revealing name of judges but it did not occur. The Bar was desperately grasping for an issue to fault and did a volte-face (U-turn).      

It explained for Dato Mah Weng Kwai's own volte-face two days before MACC announced completed investigation. He called for investigation on Nazlan be made known despite being vocal to protest the  investigation of Nazlan and call on lawyers to support the protest.

Mah is not the only one. Current President Karen Cheah lashed out at critics for not demanding Nazlan to recuse, but yet volte-face on the cause for the protest. 

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Survey on MySejahtera found 21% feel data unsafe

Survey: Only 21% Feel Their MySejahtera Data Safe

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 – A survey by CodeBlue on MySejahtera found that the majority of respondents at 62 per cent do not believe their personal data is safe and protected on the Covid-19 app.

Just one of five respondents, or 21 per cent, feels that their MySejahtera data — which includes information on visits to public premises, coronavirus vaccination certification, and personal details like name, identity card number, phone number or email address, and date of birth — is safe, while 17 per cent are unsure.

Out of the 806 total responses gathered from the three-week online poll, which ran from April 25 until May 16, slightly more than half distrust MySejahtera at 52 per cent, compared to 27 per cent who trust the ubiquitous app and 21 per cent who expressed ambivalence.

About 30 per cent (238 respondents) say MySejahtera cannot be trusted at all versus 12 per cent (99 respondents) who think MySejahtera can be trusted a lot.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Building the nation to be robbed: Celcom should leave U Mobile cartel

Historically, Celcom was a victim of Mahathir's under-handed manouvre to hijack the effort by its early founder, Tajudin Ramli in developing the cellular phone industry. 

It was done for the benefit of Maxis. The documents does not show but the hunch indicate Mahathir has interest. 

More so, presence of son Mokhzani as current Chairman makes the suspicion stronger. The current resistance to DNB-led by Vincent Tan's U Mobile could only be expected. 

Picking up from Izzadin's mysterious resignation, the lines are now clearly drawn with Ralph Marshall's latest appointment at A Capital Berhad. The U Mobile cartel have gone hawking their five justifications for public support to their proclaimed war with DNB.      

The puzzle remain as to why after being vicimised by Maxis for years, Celcom is willing to be in bed with Maxis and Vincent Tan-led Mahathir's telco grouping. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Building the nation only to be robbed: The telco experience

Connectivity is an essential ingredient in nation building today and its importance is not over rated. Federal government has a favour to return to an East Malaysian state. Instead of asking for more and better roads, electricity and other amenities, the state requested for a telco license. 

Unfortunately, nation building in the area of telecommunication have been marred by robbers. In other words, nation builders were building the nation only to be robbed. 

When the first telco license was issued to Telekom Malaysia under the late Rashdan Baba, he did not know what to do. Tajuddin Ramli offered to buy the license and Celcom started on its national building mission for national connectivity. 

Off course, some segment of the public will not subscribe to that storyline due to past association of Tajuddin with Daim. Nevertheless that version of the story came from former Celcom employees who are PAS and PKR members. If it is time for Allah to dispensed justice, there could be a development in the near future to exonerate the 70 something Malay industrialist.    

When the market realised the mobile segment of telecommunication was a high growth sector and was outstripping land line telephony, someone up above got greedy and new telcos such as Maxis were issued licenses. 

Being late entry into the industry, Mahathir's administration gave them concessions such as no obligation to expand service beyond the lucrative urban market.  

Monday, May 30, 2022

Warm, Warm Chicken shit ...

Prime Minister Dato Seri Ismail Sabri is regurgitating his past narrative at the Ministry of Agriculture to wage a holy war (jihad) against middle men in the current calling to fight chicken cartel. 

Middle men is a perennial problem to the Malay economy, but this is merely a political diversion propaganda and it could not be stomach. Simply because it is untrue. If ill-informed cybertrooper wish to label this blogger the heavenly defenders of cartels, so be it. 

Ismail personally made a populist decision to suppress chicken prices despite rising cost and against informed advise from the agriculture and consumer Ministries. Now he is referring the large chicken rearing companies as cartel? 

Does he has a back-up plan? Thousands of smaller chicken farms closed shop when he fixed wholesale chicken at RM6.80 in January at the time it is RM8.60 in Bangkok and feed cost rose by 40% from about RM80 to RM120 per bag within the 90-day chicken growing cycle. 

That disparity in prices still remain. As a result, there is practically only 5 companies left rearing chicken. Market talk is one is going to close shop, one considering to close shop, one taking up offer from Singapore to operate their farm in Bentan, and one could be a fall guy in an international relation problem. 

It is actually more profitable for all five to close shop because they will be most welcome by any country in the region, except Malaysia to open up their operation. Ismail and his propagandist should stop their nonsense before there will be no more chicken farm around.  

Saturday, May 28, 2022

If Nazlan couldn't explained for money in account ...

On May 21st recently, MACC announced they have submitted their Investigation Paper on Justice Dato Nazlan Ghazali to the Attorney General. 

Two days earlier, one of the recently vocal five former Bar Council Presidents defending Nazlan, namely Dato Mah Weng Kwai demanded MACC to reveal their investigation. 

It is a strange request. 

As a former Court of Appeal judge and protege to Dato Eusoff Chin of the infamous VK Lingam tape judicial scandal, Mah knows well that MACC could not reveal their investigation to the public. It is only for the purview of the Attorney General. 

Unlike after GE14, there is more confidence that MACC's IP represent the investigation body's own probe. 

MACC today is not led by a PH-appointed politician. Dato Seri Gopal Sri Ram does not have an office there as rumoured when PH new government was then in a hurry to pin charges against Najib and Rosmah.  

Mah's request indicate he is aware the investigation Bar tried to obstruct went ahead despite Ambiga-led public pressure to protect uncle Sri Ram from having his cover blown. 

And, Mah's flip flop could also indicate he sensed there is justified concern against Nazlan.  

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Foresaking Malaysia for Indian constitution

The posting "Judges encroaching power of Parliament endanger public" received unexpected response from a former Chief Justice. 

He questioned who is encroaching on whose jurisdiction. 

A member of the bench called to share the concerns of judges in the High and Appellate Courts with the direction Tengku Maimoon and her friends are taking. 

One of her friend is lobbying a female member of a royal family to be appointed President of the Court of Appeal.

Meanwhile, a former Deputy Public Prosecutor explained the basic structure introduced by Dato Gopal Sri Ram and attempted adoption by Tengku Maimoon, and her clique of Federal Court judges are emulating the Indian Constitution.

What is the ulterior motive of  Tengku Maimoon to pepper the interpretation of Malaysian Constitution with Indian indigenous spices?

Friday, May 20, 2022

So far PRSIS tablet re-tender turned out true

The gossip on PRSIS re-tender for tablets turned out partly true. At least, the tender was cancelled. There is a re-tender to be announced soon.

The rest written in the posting "KSU to be removed for Keluarga Malaysia's Tablet supply?" of this blocked blog have to wait. 

Apparently there have been denial claiming what was written not true. There is hardly any accusation but merely hoping what happenned in the past will not repeat itself. 

No denial required.

Even if public cannot easily accessed and need to go through proxy websites to read this blog, the right to reply will be respected. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

22 million M'sians' personal data sold online!

Personal data and eKYC photos of Malaysians allegedly obtained from JPN and SPR are being sold online 

BY Alexander Wong 

17 May 2022 7:56 pm 

There appears to be a potential data breach at two Malaysian government agencies as an online individual claims to be selling personal data of over 22 million Malaysians on an online forum. The seller claims to be the same party behind last year’s sale of personal data belonging to 4 million Malaysians. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

SKMM blocking Another Brick blog?

On Sunday evening, this blog was uploading the article entitled "Judges encroaching power of Parliament will endanger public".

Its on a legal subject which was a non-lawyer layman commentary refering to FMT reports and the FB of Lukman Alias.  The reports and FB postings are not censured and still available.

After posting it, suddenly realised could not open the blog. It too long to respond and registered similar message to opening porn sites or Hussein Hamid or Edisi Siasat blog.

Upon consulting few IT savvy whizz kids, they suspected SKMM block this blog by making it difficult to access. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Judges encroaching power of Parliament will endanger public

Nazlan Ghazali, the Court of Appeal judge that presided over the SRC case, was one of two High Court judges that acquited and discharged two suspected supporters of terrorist group LTTE in February 2020. There were public outcry over the decision in which prosecution was instructed by then Attorney General, Tommy Thomas to withdrew the case. 

Circulating on social media is an alleged letter from Tun Dr Mahathir instructing then Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to do so. It created the perception Nazlan is at Mahathir's beck and call. 

Fast forward to March 23rd 2022, opposition voted against renewal of security law, SOSMA. Late arrivals and absentee by the government side caused the renewal rejected. Here on, suspects that could threaten national security cannot be held for investigation for 28 days without charge.  

Since abolishment of ISA, the latest decision by Federal Court could visibly worsen security and public safety situation in the country. 

Friday, May 13, 2022

While Ismail is abroad, noose tightening on KSN?

My broker is not EF Hutton, but to pun their TV commercial decades ago, they said PM Datuk Ismail Sabri met senior officials of major American corporation in Washington yesterday. 

It is perhaps news to them but it is still seen as usual courtesy visit by a new PM. And, its actually news should Azmin's claim of possible FDI turned out true. Be sure to not put wool over public's eyes to claim reinvestment as FDI. 

So was the stopover in London. Why then are 6 full Minister accompanying PM? 

Is something going to happen in Kuala Lumpur and Ismail is taking a leaf from Mahathir's old playbook for PM to leave the country while it is unfolding?  

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Is MySejahtera worth RM338 million?

Last week, blogger Nuclearbursaman criticised Ministry of Health's Director General, Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah for being the mouthpiece of MySejahtera.

The Vibe reported Noor Hisham promoting the use MySejahtera for infectous diseases other than Covid 19 such as rabies, dengue and chicken pox. This is in addition to Khairy Jamaluddin's statement that MySejahtera could be applied for non-communicable disease.

Critics of MySejahtera is particularly up-set with Khairy for snubbing PAC's request to delay the MySejahtera contract till inquiry is completed. 

When taking into account the risk MySejahtera data has actually leaked, continuing it openned MOH or MySJ or the maintainance company to the risk of being reprimanded for breaching the Private Data Protection Act (PDPA) OR civil lawsuit by users.

Is it worth for government to spend the money?  

Friday, May 06, 2022

The old fox haunted by sins of judicial past

When Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim reacted to Raja Petra's expose on Justice Dato' Nazlan Ghazali's wrongdoing and MACC statement claiming they are authorised to investigate corruption allegations against judges, Tun Dr Mahathir was not chorusing with the rest. 

He was not attacking MACC as meddling into judicial affair or questioning their authority to investigate or latest narrative of judicial intimidation. Neither did he attempt to deny Nazlan is conflicted nor vouch for his innocence. 

Instead Mahathir strangely went into another of his typical tantrum towards Dato Seri Najib on twitter

Monday, May 02, 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Has the MySejahtera data leaked?

That was Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin in Parliament at the end of March explaining MySejahtera data belongs to the government and KPI Soft or now known as Entomo, the system developer is primarily doing system maintainance. 

He went on to ensure the personal data is safe and National Security Council has signed an agreement with KPI Soft for non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

At around early April, this blogger was introduced to a young man looking for assistance to sell a data base. If memory did not fail us, the data size is close to 50 Gigabyte. However, to do the search on the data, it required a good system and the best laptop still endure few hours of wait. 

He demonstrated its ability to get some names of some known person. The data disclosed was basic but more detail could be available. At 50 sen per individual person of information, the data for 40 million population should cost at least RM20 million. 

However, that is all to it. The young man did not gave us much to work on except spurts of saliva. 

It was left in the back burner and even misplaced his contact number till a Facebooker recently raised the issue here that Khairy's career will end should MySejahtera data leak. 

There can be many other possibilities, but did the young man have access to leaked MySejahtera data?

A source claimed MySejahtera data is stored on China-owned Ali Baba system. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Leslie Lau's vicious half truth on French court "inquiry" of Thales

It is an open secret that Malay Mail Online's Managing Editor, Leslie Lau is Lim Guan Eng's adviser and DAP media strategist. 

He is the former editor of The Malaysian Insider before splitting ways to join Dato Siew Ka Wai at Malay Mail. During Tun Abdullah Badawi administration, he was with then NSTP GEIC's Dato Kalimullah as hatchet man and spin master. He has not stopped being so at Malay Mail. 

In his latest report, he intentionally employed the half truth propaganda strategy to seize on the public ignorance of French court system in his desk's reporting of court enquiry on the Malaysian submarine purchase from DCN (now Thales) in 2002. 

Malay Mail Online report claimed that sources close to the inquiry told AFP that Thales is being charged by the  French court for complicity to a bribe in the sales of the Scorpene submarine to Malaysia. 

He then went on to implicate Dato Najib as Defense Minister and Dato Dr Abdul Razak Baginda as his associate who was doing millitary consultancy work. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Jewish dimension to the Ukraine-Russian war

A video shared in social media claimed of covert activities inside the Azovstal steel rolling Soviet era factory, which is currently the last holdout in Mariupol for the Ukrainian resistance. 

Russian forces have taken over the second largest city in the Donesk region and tenth largest in Ukraine, which has strategic value as land bridge, trading port and symbolic battleground. The video mentioned of the presence of bio-weapon lab inside the plant, implicating involvement of US President Biden and President Volodomyr Zelensky, presence of globally wanted criminals, hiding of NATO secrets, and the  plant protected by Nazi. 

It only leads to the suspicion it is a war propaganda. The mainstream media, news and political portals, and social media are flooded with misinformation and fake news on the Ukraine-Russian war that one has no idea any of this is true or false. 

More so, the video claimed to be produced by a Syrian portal, in which there is the strong Russian involvement in the conflict. Nevertheless, the mention of Nazi indicate it is Russian originated intended for Donesk. According to Washington Post in their article on Jews fleeing Ukraine, Putin falsely claimed the Jewish Zelensky and his government as Nazi. 

It only indicate there is a Jewish dimension to the conflict and offers an explanation to the meeting between Israel Prime Minister, Naftali Bennet and Russian leader, Vladimar Putin as mediator early in the conflict.  

Monday, April 25, 2022

Serba Dinamik: Idris Haron answerable, SC cover up track?

It turned out to be premature to claim the compound imposed on Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad's Directors as anti-climax and the ending. The saga had escalated further into another episode and looks to be far from ann ending. 

It is frustrating for parties closely following Serbadk issue to be denied the truth. SC or more precisely Attorney General, Tan Sri Idrus Haron's office decided to hold back charges and merely imposed compound thus saving lurid details from being revealed in court.

Till the compound imposed, the authority and The Edge as the media that supported SC's cause claimed the account are fictitous and manipulated. 

By not going to trial, Idrus Haron denied justice to the minority shareholders and investing public. He is not sending a stern warning to the new crop of top executives in PLC currently rampant in the market conjuring up fake account.

Why did Idrus decide so? What is the motivating reason? Is he being instructed? Is something insidious happening? 

Then there is the childish manner SC is reacting and retaliating to Serbadk. 

Friday, April 22, 2022

PasLeak: Without action taken, Samsuri's denial not convincing

Amanah Youth leader, Mohd Hasbie Muda is right to describe Dr Samsuri Ahmad's response to call leaked PAS political report as rubbish is not convincing.

The alleged report was apparently his and Takiyuddin Hassan fact finding engagement with political leaders. Responses from leaders implicated in the report are predictable and no convincing denial put forth. 

There is no proof yet to support the authencity of the report, but neither is there any serious attempt to convince the public by disproving or dispeling the logical content of the report.

Generally, consensus of sources considered reliable and resourceful by this blog view the content as believable. The points raised in each engagement is hardly surprising. 

Furthermore, Samsuri did not deny the existense of the meetings. Whether the alleged report was presented and discussed in the PN meeting or not, it is secondary. So does Samsuri's denial on the intention and discussion of the meetings. 

This is the first point to agree with Hasbie. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Nazlan Ghazali stripped bare, Mistrial coming?

Prior to breaking fast, this blog updated Justice Nazlan Ghazali's reaction to do the second police report filed by the Office of the Registrar of the Federal Court against Raja Petra Kamaruddin for his allegation. 

In the midst of breaking fast, a smart phone alerted of a Facebook update from Facebooker Salahuddin with the title in Malay "Breaking Fast wishes Nazlan Ghazali from Raja Petra" containing a You Tube update from Malaysia Today. 

A message came in with the You Tube link and alerting him holding familiar looking yellow coloured filed one find in government department. Listen to the You Tube below: 

[Up-dated] RPK revealed Nazlan Ghazali's account is for real!

Parodying the alleged amount received by Justice Nazlan Ghazali as comparatively small to the  conspirators and accomplice in the 1MDB debacle, Facebooker Salahuddin shared a picture of Maybank ATM showing the number claimed by Raja Petra as Nazlan Ghazali's account is for real. 

One part of RPK's revelation made here is true. Being based in Manchester, United Kingdom, that is truly impressive piece of information. Subsequently, it need be proven that the amount of RM1,036,127.40 exist. 

Then come the more challenging part of proving the source of money. It means a money trail need be done, interview and interrogation to be conducted, and information substantiated and verified.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

What a new world order holds for Asia - The Edge

By Manu Bhaskaran

The Edge/April 11th 2022

We are now only into the second month of the war in Ukraine and, no doubt, much can still surprise us before it is finally settled. However, it is already clear that the shocking events since Feb 24 will change the political and economic structures that Southeast Asian countries operate in, thus creating a new world order. 

We can see, in rough outline, two dimensions of this new order: The first is a geopolitical order that could be harsher for less powerful countries. The second is a more difficult economic regime but one that our region can still do relatively well in.

Monday, April 18, 2022

PAS's leaked fact finding report revealing

On March 24th, former PAS Youth leader and current Information Chief, Ir Khairil Nizam Khirudin made a stand that the Prime Minister should be a Muslim. Naturally, it brought out a predictable reaction from DAP and Ronnie Liew responded. 

Both parties remained in character. It proves the ideologies of PAS and DAP are diametrically opposite and the path for any political cooperation is difficult. 

After PN's crushing defeat in Johor, PAS is in need for a political soul searching. On the same date Khairil made his comment on twitter, Dr Samsuri and Takiyuddin Hasan started their fact finding engagements.

The first was Azmin Ali at Sushi Ryu Japanese restaurant near KLCC. Not much came from Azmin except him denying involvement in Parti Bangsa Malaysia and refusal to any form of cooperation with Anwar Ibrahim. 

Over the two weeks, engagements by the duo included visits to the homes of Mahathir, Hishamuddin, Hamzah Zainuddin and Tajuddin Rahman. 

The alleged fact finding report leaked and the conclusion that can be drawn is both PAS and PPBM are in a precarious political position without viable options within their grasp. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Anti-climax ending to Serba Dinamik saga

The Edge Online reported on Thursday that SC came to a settlement to merely impose compound for alleged accounting fraud by Serba Dinamik. It is truly anti-climax ending to the many months of investigation and expose by Edge.

In their March 28th to April 3rd issue, they dedicated the frontpage for Serba Dinamik with a fullspread article inside with a provoking title: "What Serba Dinamik didn't want you to know". 

One would guess there is development on the SC case against Serbadk. Edge was pushing on SC to stick to their guns and prepping the public on the upcoming case.

Generally Edge summarised their one year fight against Serbadk's alleged fraudulent accounting till successfully managed got SC to charge them. Those following the issue and in the market have heard it before except the following excerpt:

Flicking through the EY Consulting report, which is part of Bursa Malaysia’s bundle of documents in its suit against Serba Dinamik, it becomes apparent why the O&G company is reluctant to let the findings of the EY Consulting report be made public.

The EY Consulting report, in a nutshell, questions why Serba Dinamik was in possession of company stamps — both of its vendors and those of national oil major Petronas, other oil majors, and of the company’s many suppliers.

Read the rest of "Serba Dinamik in the spotlight" here or the hard copy issue below:

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Star's "Kit Siang" hyping non-issue RTK-AG testing on arrival

Life of Annie blog picked on Wong Chun Wai and his The Star team attempt to hype an issue out of non-issue RTK-AG testing at airports. 

She even called him as Lim Kit Siang of The Star. Whether it is a compliment or insult, Kit Siang is renown for his ability to subversively provoke public sensitivity along racial or religious angle to create issues out of non-issues.   

When Malaysia Airport Holding Berhad (MAHB) is touched, there are usually some hidden hands or self interest behind the scene. 

The most recent issues were Desmond Lim suspiciously colluding with Tengku Zafrol to privatise Subang Airport and tender for KLIA Aerotrain. 

One wonder the motivation behind the luxury the editorial afford themselves to send five reporters to pursue a Covid-19 story, in which the public hardly bother these days. 

The motivation could be economics. Who then is the hidden hand and self-interest behind the hyping?

Monday, April 11, 2022

Petronas Carigali-Deleum investigation: More than meets the eye

Media sensationalised an MACC remand of 8 individuals last Friday to investigate on a GLC contract worth RM2.3 billion by headlining the seizure of 10 luxury cars, gold bars, jewelleries, watches, and handbags worth RM3 million

For a contract of such size, there seemed to be an attempt to keep the identity under lid. Sources were trying to keep the matter hush hush. That only invited curiosity and more priving that it did not take long to know the GLC is Petronas Carigali. 

Sabahkini2 broke the identity here citing the remanded are senior official in Petronas Carigali and company owner. The Star report mentioned those in "senior positions in their respective companies - a chief executive officer, chief operating officer, executive officer, a director and an owner of a company." Borneo Post reported two are from Sarawak.    

Petronas finally admitted and explained the arrested is a junior executive i.e. not from the senior management. For a junior able to collude with the contractor, it means the claimed corruption free procurement system at Petronas failed.

Rumours of contract manipulation heard for decades is probably true then. It made Petronas CEO warning against corrupt practices made end of November last year a fake.

Friday, April 08, 2022

SIRIM facemask conspiracy to topple government

Forget Pfizer's global resetting. 

Its laughable but in Malaysia, SIRIM approved facemask can lead to the toppling of government. 

It started of as a curiosity as to why the announcement made yesterday for a heavy-handed fine for both sellers and users of non-SIRIM approved facemask. 

Sosmed conversation typically gets political and what the heck. At the rate it is heading, might as well claim it is a conspiracy to topple the goverment. 

Initially, a distant and political friend alerted of the viralled orange poster announcing the measure with the remark, "Swine!".

This blogger didn't quite pick up. The writing on the poster was too small to be visible at one go. It should be good that the facemask sold in public meets certain quality standard. 

He responded to say this will be a death nail to the "ruling party". Call for GE15 and just hand the government over to DAP.  

Thursday, April 07, 2022

CIMB's TNG evade answering 36% loanshark rate

FMT gave coverage to the GOPinjam exorbitant 36% rate charged as raised by Dato Najib Tun Abdul Razak yesterday. (Read here)

TNG Digital responded to FMT as reported here with claims it is regulated, follows BNM lending guideline, will adhere to code of conduct, credit check to ensure ability to pay, etc etc etc ....

If the applicants are creditworthy, why charge at 36% per annum?

By taking refuge behind authorities with cliche and standard PR answers, it means BNM Governor and Minister of Finance condone this sort of unethical lending practises adopted from shareholder, Ant Group of China.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Tengku Zafrol endorsed China's Ah Long business model

If the failed RFID launching by CIMB's subsidiary, Touch n GO Sdn Bhd is not enough, subsidiary to the subsidiary, TNG Digital Sdn Bhd launched GOpinjam with interest rates comparable to any local loanshark or Ah Long.

It is another dangerously reckless initiative from the same company. 

The ceiling interest rates charged by Ah Long made legit by PH government under the Ministry for Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is 18%. However, GOpinjam stated interest rates in their website here ranged between 8-36%!

...  currently looking at rolling out Islamic financing via TNG eWallet. We must ensure that we are in full compliance with the Shariah requirements before we roll it out to customers. Hence, it will take some time before it’s made available. 
Facebookers Salahuddin Hisham and Najib Razak raised this matter coincidentally at almost the same time this morning.

Monday, April 04, 2022

Another lawsuit for MalaysiaNow?

Abdul Rahman Koya and MalaysiaNow was sued by AirAsia Group Berhad (AA) - now known as A Capital Berhad - last week for article on the AA's RM500 million Danajamin guarantee. 

Apparently, sources told yours truly they will take them on and this blog support their effort. The guarantee from Bank Pembangunan's subsidiary was a hot topic of conversation and viewed as buddy Tan Sri Nazir Tun Abdul Razak offering assistance. 

There have been a twist to the news AA successfully raised more than RM1 billion from a cash call, which seemed to be given a boost by the guarantee. 

It is heard AA was "forced" to start honouring their debts before they could land their hands on the money to pursue new venture. An official announcement awaits to confirm the rumour. 

On another note, MalaysiaNow could be facing another lawsuit. If the ending poster in nuclearbursaman's latest posting here is a hint of something to come, Dato Vinod Sekhar may finally be suing MalaysiaNow

It is timely considering the George Soros-backed opposition failed to win the Hungarian election. 

Saturday, April 02, 2022

MACC is not in MARA Corp Iskandar's pocket

Yesterday, Malay media reported Chief Commissioner, Tan Sri Azam Baki said MACC completed investigation on MARA Corp. It is left to the Attorney General, and he believed three officers will be charged soon. 

The three could be among the five that made a police report against Executive Director, Dato Suhaili Abdul Rahman for his credit card spending to deflect wrongdoings of "feathering their nest" exposed by Edisi Siasat in early February.

Neither Utusan Malaysia nor Kosmo and Sinar Harian revealed the names. According to inside sources,  CEO Noor Irwan Marmin, CFO Rizal Abdul Ghani and General Counsel, Iskandar Zainudin are to be charged. 

The others that benefited are Mohd Faizal Mohd Top and Mohd Firdaus Zubir. 

Since they to be charged soon, it is the opportune time to reveal the investigated MARA Officer mentioned in February for boasting of having MACC in his pocket was Iskandar


Sources claimed Iskandar was the mastermind to deflect Edisi Siasat by concocting allegation against SuhailiHe boasted of having connection with police. 

It is believed that he was the officer who either personally made a police report or masterminded the  report against this blog's April 2021 revelation of UniKL going-on.  

The soon to be charged Iskandar proves he does not.

At the height of the uproar over the exposed self-reward scheming, all the officers except Iskandar were suspended from service pending investigation.

Sources claimed Iskandar was merely seconded back to MARA at the concurrence of the MARA Director General, Dato Azhar Manaf. And he was actively mitigating the MARA Corp problems.

As investigation revealed more of the wrongdoings, Iskandar was eventually "cold storaged". He went on tantrum and vented out his anger till Dato' Azhar had to personally persuade and appease him. 

This is beyond the typical overconfident, and smart young executive that became powerful and influential. Does Iskandar know or hold something on the organisation and against someone that made him cocky? 

MARA Director General

Dato Azhar should be made responsible for his negligence and possible manouvering of MARA Corp from its inception. 

He is the longest serving member of the Board of Directors (BOD) of MARA Corp. Coupled with the fact that he is the DG, he should be in the know of major happenings in MARA and MARA Corp from its establishment to compliment MARA Incorporated.

MARA Inc. operation was closed and asset liquidated by former Chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa for his political expediency at the height of the Australian property debacle. 

However, the on-going case is against Dato Shafie Apdal's man and former MARA Inc Chairman, Dato Muhammad Lan Allani. Annuar Musa's action was unnecessary.  

MARA Corp was kept going from the effort of ANSARAn Akhramsyah Tan Sri Sanusi. He fought to keep it going in 2019 against the wholesale liquidation of government investment by Pakatan Harapan.

The neo-liberal MARA Council then were adamant MARA has no business to be in business and vehemently opposed MARA from being self sustainable to fund its affirmative action programs. The DG merely went along without offering any resistance.   

Protective DG and Chairman

Dato Azhar was responsible for the cross fertilisation program that was manipulated by these self serving MARA Officers. 

It would not have happened without his consent. Certainly hope he is charged too. He knew these officers are not capable and it is impossible he not know they are not entitled to such allowances and increments. Did he personally benefit from any perks from MARA Corp too?

At the current juncture, it will not be surprising if it is found later that Dato' Azhar was part and parcel in the scheming by these government officer. It is their scheming that led to the wrongful dismissal of former management of MARA Corp led by ANSARAn former CEO Dato Badlisyah Ghani

These civil servants self-proclaimed themselves as stakeholder of MARA against politicians and professional corporate men. Yet they turned out to be a menace themselves. It is not uncommon to hear civil servants allow organisations to languish unless their selfish quest for control are fulfilled.

Badlisyah was sent on garden leave days before the BOD was to convene a meeting. It was intended to prevent him from tabling his findings and proposed strategic business plan for MARA Corp. Now it is known that they were envious of the hired corporate men salary. Despite not qualified, and sufficiently experienced, they wanted similar pay scheme for themselves.

From the latest development, it is likely that MARA Corp will end up forking out no less than RM20 million for compensationAs stakeholder in MARA, this blogger demand that the money to be paid should not come from public money. That money could be made to better use to assist Bumiputera students continue their education or fund MRSM campuses. 

Due to their negligence and manipulation, it should be personally come from all those involved in MARA Corp. It includes the complacent former Minister Dato Dr Latiff Ahmad, MARA Chairman, Dato Azizah Md Dun, MARA Council members and highly powered Board of Directors and the top management of MARA Corp. 

Dato Azhar and MARA Chairman, Dato Osman Aziz were adamant to defend and protect these 5 errand officers!

As members of the BOD of MARA Corp, Chief Secretary to Government, Treasury Secretary and other top government officials are liable to the Bumiputera for allowing these to pass their attention for years.

Embarassingly, there was an ANSARA representative on the MARA Council, which intended to discontinue MARA Corp and few Council members were eyeing its subsidiaries. He was no fighter and a mute!

Note: This is an amendment to this morning's deleted posting. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Loke's Sec Gen appointment a facade, DAP still need Guan Eng

It's going against popular opinion of Anthony Loke as PH last hope to topple BN. The reality is DAP need Lim Guan Eng more than ever. 

Dr Boo Cheng Hau has the basis to demand him voluntarily resign as Chairman of DAP. He is probably concerned with DAP from being seen as inconsistent. 

On one hand, they are labelling Dato Najib as convict but on the other, CEC appointed a court cluster as Chairman and the face of DAP.   

As expected, Dr Boo received criticism for picking on tokong. Why was it not raised earlier when Guan Eng was Secretary General? 

The defense seemed shallow and insular, but it is what DAP wants. 

CEC appointed Anthony Loke as Secretary General, but Sin Chew editorial puts it plainly, 26 out of the 30 elected members of the CEC are aligned to the Lim faction. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

UMNO PM should be subjected to 3-yearly review

While scrolling the alerting notifications in the smartphone this morning, came across an interesting article on Newswav app from entitled, ‘Political parties face shortage of credible candidates for future PM’ by Pearl Lee.

In August 2021, Agong was faced with the same dilemma when his majesty requested for proposed PM candidates to replace Tan Sri Muhyiddin, who was then on the verge of resigning following 15 UMNO MPs withdrew their support. 

Talk of the devil, words reached yours truly that Muhyiddin met Tun Dr Mahathir the Friday before this blog's Langkah Carey Island posting

He repeated his desire to be PM again as hinted during the Johor PRN campaign trail. According to the source, Mahathir merely smile without neither agreeing nor disagreeing.  

Coincidentally, the subject of who to be UMNO's nominated PM for GE15 came up over Sunday tea in the conversation on the latest update post-UMNO general assembly in Bangsar. 

Does UMNO has the answer to the nation's desire for a credible leadership capable of solving the current slide and the social, economic and political predicaments arising from the structural breakdown brought about by PH destructive tinkering, global Covid 19 pandemic phenomenon, and PN's failed government?  

Saturday, March 26, 2022

"Secret" gazetted law: Zafrul's misadventure into MA63

Syed Saddiq's absence from MUDA's Johor election candidate list and amended charges to his case in court indicated he has no credibility and fit the drama queen label given by Johor Crown Prince or TMJ. 

Khairy is declining in popularity and facing a widening trust deficit. The acclaimed genius and top vaccine salesman is under scrutiny. 

And he proved a fluent parrot in reading script does not make for a good Health Minister. A medical degree without the oral prowess is a better choice than an Oxford degree in PPE. 

Such is the faith of over rated politicians selling the youth gimmick. Khairy's comrades in UKEC and believed to be his planted man in the now dormant NGO, Promuda, Dato Seri Tengku Zafrul Aziz is facing similar fate.

Social media calling on Zafrul to honour his promise to resign should the RM10,000 EPF withdrawal be approved. Talk of his resignation had resurfaced again recently, and a denial followed suit.

He then left for London to miss the UMNO general assembly. Words going around he will return with £20 billion investment or borrowing. He'd better because he dropped the ball again.

His oral reply to Parliament speaker refuted Sabah's right for a 40% revenue sharing as stated in Schedule 10 Part IV of the Malaysian Federal Constitution. Apparently, the existence of a secret gazetted law made after 1969 nullified revenue sharing with Sabah. 

Come Monday, he will return to office and Parliament.  

Friday, March 25, 2022

Johor revisited: SOSMA rejection destabilise government (updated)

In his twitter, former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan listed 6 responsibilities of citizens on national security. The primary being to elect MPs that pass laws to ensure public safety. Read on here.

Yesterday, 50 MPs failed to attend Parliament. According to a retired DG of a government agency in our WA group, 30 was from the government side. As a result, the motion for the 5-year renewal of sub-section 4 (5) of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA law) was rejected.

Backbencher leader, Dato Tajuddin Abd Rahman failed disastrously in his role. The more serious implication is detected subversive activities detrimental to national security could not be averted and will endanger public safety.

Since the repeal of ISA, SOSMA was passed to fill up the role. Opposition brushed it as similar to ISA and a law for "detention without trial". Musa denied in another twitter here. Unlike ISA, the 28 days detention required court order and needed to enable investigation on public security.

Similar to Johor state assembly incident, opposition breached the MOU term agreed between government and PH to support all motion involving government matters.

In Johor, opposition rejected motion to pass the state budget that could cripple state administration. This time Parliament could not continue with an existing security law thus risking the public and country to criminals and terrorists threats

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