Sunday, October 30, 2011

NG YEN YEN – YOU ARE SO WRONG IN MOST ASPECTS OF DECISION MAKING

NG YEN YEN – YOU ARE SO WRONG IN MOST ASPECTS OF DECISION MAKING


NG YEN YEN – YOU ARE SO WRONG IN MOST ASPECTS OF DECISION MAKING

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 09:01 AM PDT

Didn't I tell you that Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen has all the justification and reason for the excessive spending and other financial woes of her ministry, as published in the Auditor General's report revealed recently? She claimed that by going for the Direct Negotiation, the ministry had saved millions of ringgit, and this is quite the contrary to the AG's report.

All along, it was argued that Direct Negotiation for the award of tenders has been the subject of abuse; hence the government preferred the Open Tender where it was normal that the lowest bidder usually wins the tender. If the Open Tender system is the preferred policy for tender bidding by the ministries/departments, then who is Yen Yen to set her own rule and to ignore a government ruling? You see, if a minister herself cannot even abide by its own government ruling, how then would you expect others in the ministry to abide by such a ruling?

Yen Yen is reported to have said that she has had the approval of the Finance Ministry to proceed with the Direct Negotiation, which I am not easily convinced. Having known the workings of the Finance Ministry, it is not as easy as one thinks, to convince the ministry to renege on a policy or ruling that the ministry itself has formulated. The effect of this is that if a particular ministry is allowed to breach or is allowed the option to elect a policy, then other ministries can also do the same. If this be the case, then the Finance Ministry might as well not have such a policy, or any other policies. Let it be a 'free for all' or 'do as you wish' policy.

In any tender exercise, cost, performance, experience and ability of the bidder are some of the most important criteria in deciding the winning bidder. It is argued that a winning bidder can best be determined only through the Open Tender system. Of course the Open Tender system too can have its flaws when the Tender Board Members are themselves a dishonest and corrupt lot.

In the case of Direct Negotiation, it can just be decided by a stroke of a pen where awarding the tender sometimes does not even require the bidder to meet all the criteria required of a bidder. This is where tenders can easily be awarded to friends, family members and cronies as is usually the case. Costs will be decided between the approving authority and the bidder and this is where inflating the costs takes place i.e. the costlier, the better. We have seen far too many of such cases and it is still happening today. It is for this reason that I cannot agree to the argument put forth by Yen Yen when she says that the Direct Negotiation system is costs saving for her ministry, unless she can prove otherwise.

I can only say this to Yen Yen that the Finance Ministry when formulating and deciding upon a policy must have gone through a series of discussion and meetings, and once a policy has been decided, the policy cannot be wrong. Exception to a policy being formulated and decided upon, I think is not normal.

I also believe the AG cannot be wrong in its findings because of the serious repercussion it will bear upon the AG, if the findings are incorrect; worse still if it is false. Auditing a ministry/department is not something as easy as ABC. It requires meticulous work and the auditors are people of the highest integrity. And I know for one that the AG Tan Sri Ambrin Buang has all the traits of a man that possess the highest integrity, hard working, professional and most of all, he is thoroughly an honest person.

Now, based on the above reasoning and argument, I think Yen Yen is wrong in every aspect of her decision making and argument, and it is because of this that her ministry is now being placed under public scrutiny. And can someone tell me, how was Tourism Ministry able to save RM28 million via the Direct Negotiation as she had claimed? If what she claim is true, Yen Yen ought to be awarded the Pingat Selamatkan Wang Negara (PSWN),created solely for her.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Alcohol Warnings Still Ignored

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 09:00 AM PDT

BBC ONLINE 26 October 2011 Last updated at 15:12 GMT Alcohol warnings 'still being ignored', minister says Anne Milton said MPs were "susceptible" to problem drinking because of their working hours  Many people still do not accept the harm that alcohol can do to their bodies, despite government warnings, the public health minister has said.


Fatwa Qardhawi: Hubungan Seksual Suami-Isteri

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 10:04 AM PDT

Sebenarnya, masalah hubungan antara suami-isteri itu pengaruhnya amat besar bagi kehidupan mereka. Maka hendaknya mereka memerhatikan atau menghindari hal-hal yang dapat menyebabkan kerusakan dan kelangsungan hubungan suami-isteri.

Kesalahan yang bertumpuk boleh mengakibatkan kehancuran bagi kehidupan keluarganya.

Agama Islam dengan nyata tidak mengabaikan segi-segi kehidupan manusia dan kehidupan berkeluarga, yang telah diterangkan tentang perintah dan larangannya. Semua telah tercantum dalam ajaran-ajaran Islam, misalnya mengenai akhlak, tabiat, suluk, dan sebagainya. Tidak ada satu hal pun yang diabaikan (dilalaikan).

Islam telah menetapkan pengakuan bagi fitrah manusia dan dorongannya akan seksual, serta ditentangnya tindakan ekstrim yang condong menganggap hal itu kotor. Oleh kerana itu, Islam melarang bagi orang yang hendak menghilangkan dan memfungsikannya dengan cara menentang orang yang berkehendak untuk selamanya menjadi bujang dan meninggalkan sunnah Nabi SAW, yaitu menikah.

Nabi SAW telah menyatakan sebagai berikut: "Aku lebih mengenal Allah daripada kamu dan aku lebih khusyuk, kepada Allah daripada kamu. Tetapi aku bangun malam, tidur, berpuasa, tidak berpuasa dan menikahi wanita. Maka barangsiapa yang tidak senang (mengakui) sunnahku, maka dia bukan termasuk golonganku."

Islam telah menerangkan terhadap kedua pasangan setelah pernikahan, mengenai hubungannya dan masalah-masalah seksual. Bahkan mengerjakannya dianggap suatu ibadat.

Sebagaimana dikatakan Nabi SAW, "Di kemaluan kamu itu ada sedekah (pahala)." Para sahabat bertanya, "Wahai Rasulullah, apakah ketika kami bersetubuh dengan isteri akan mendapat pahala?" Rasulullah SAW menjawab, "Ya. Andaikata bersetubuh pada tempat yang dilarang (diharamkan) itu berdosa. Begitu juga dilakukan pada tempat yang halal, pasti mendapat pahala. Kamu hanya menghitung hal-hal yang buruk saja, akan tetapi tidak menghitung hal-hal yang baik."

Berdasarkan tabiat dan fitrah, biasanya pihak laki-laki yang lebih agresif, tidak memiliki kesabaran dan kurang dapat menahan diri. Sebaliknya wanita itu bersikap pemalu dan dapat menahan diri.

Kerananya diharuskan bagi wanita menerima dan menaati panggilan suami. Sebagaimana dijelaskan dalam hadits, "Jika si isteri dipanggil oleh suaminya kerana perlu, maka supaya segera datang, walaupun dia sedang masak." (HR Tirmidzi)

Nabi SAW menganjurkan supaya si isteri jangan sampai menolak kehendak suaminya tanpa alasan, yang dapat menimbulkan kemarahan atau menyebabkannya menyimpang ke jalan yang tidak baik, atau membuatnya gelisah dan tegang.

Nabi SAW bersabda, "Jika suami mengajak tidur si isteri lalu dia menolak, kemudian suaminya marah kepadanya, maka malaikat akan melaknat dia sampai pagi." (Muttafaq Alaih).

Keadaan yang demikian itu jika dilakukan tanpa uzur dan alasan yang masuk akal, misalnya sakit, letih, berhalangan, atau hal-hal yang layak. Bagi suami, supaya menjaga hal itu, menerima alasan tersebut, dan sadar bahwa Allah SWT adalah Tuhan bagi hamba-hamba-Nya Yang Maha Pemberi Rezeki dan Hidayat, dengan menerima uzur hambaNya. Dan hendaknya hamba-Nya juga menerima uzur tersebut.

Selanjutnya, Islam telah melarang bagi seorang isteri yang berpuasa sunat tanpa seizin suaminya, kerana baginya lebih diutamakan untuk memelihara haknya daripada mendapat pahala puasa. Nabi SAW bersabda, "Dilarang bagi si isteri (puasa sunnah) sedangkan suaminya ada, kecuali dengan izinnya." (Muttafaq Alaih)

Disamping dipeliharanya hak kaum laki-laki (suami) dalam Islam, tidak lupa hak wanita (isteri) juga harus dipelihara dalam segala hal. Nabi SAW menyatakan kepada laki-laki (suami) yang terus-menerus puasa dan bangun malam. Beliau bersabda, "Sesungguhnya bagi jasadmu ada hak dan bagi keluargamu (isterimu) ada hak."

Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, ahli fiqih dan tasawuf, dalam kitab Ihya' mengenai adab bersetubuh, berkata, "Disunnahkan memulainya dengan membaca basmalah dan berdoa, sebagaimana diajarkan Nabi SAW, "Ya Allah, jauhkanlah aku dari syaitan dan jauhkanlah syaitan dari apa yang Engkau berikan kepadaku."

Al-Ghazali berkata, "Dalam suasana ini (akan bersetubuh) hendaknya didahului dengan kata-kata manis, bermesra-mesraan dan sebagainya. Dan menutup diri mereka dengan selimut, jangan telanjang menyerupai binatang. Sang suami harus memelihara suasana dan menyesuaikan diri, sehingga kedua pasangan sama-sama dapat menikmati dan merasa puas."

Menurut Ibnul Qayyim, tujuan utama dari jimak (bersetubuh) itu adalah: 1) Dipeliharanya nasab (keturunan), sehingga mencapai jumlah yang ditetapkan menurut takdir Allah. 2) Mengeluarkan air yang dapat mengganggu kesihatan badan jika ditahan terus. 3) Mencapai maksud dan merasakan kenikmatan, sebagaimana kelak di surga.

Ditambah lagi mengenai manfaatnya, yaitu menundukkan pandangan, menahan nafsu, menguatkan jiwa dan agar tidak berbuat serong bagi kedua pasangan.

Nabi SAW bersabda, "Wahai para pemuda, barangsiapa yang mampu melaksanakan pernikahan, maka hendaknya menikah. Sesungguhnya hal itu menundukkan penglihatan dan memelihara kemaluan."

Kemudian Ibnul Qayyim berkata, "Sebaiknya sebelum bersetubuh hendaknya diajak bersenda-gurau dan menciumnya, sebagaimana Rasulullah SAW melakukannya."

Ini semua menunjukkan bahwa para ulama dalam usaha mencari jalan baik tidak bersifat konservatif. Bahkan tidak kalah kemajuannya daripada penemuan-penemuan atau pendapat masa kini.

Yang dapat disimpulkan di sini adalah bahwa sesungguhnya Islam telah mengenal hubungan seksual di antara kedua pasangan, suami-isteri, yang telah diterangkan dalam Alquranul Karim pada surah Al-Baqarah, yang ada hubungannya dengan peraturan keluarga.

Firman Allah SWT: "Dihalalkan bagi kamu pada malam hari puasa, bercampur dengan isteri-isteri kamu; mereka itu adalah pakaian bagimu, dan kamu pun adalah pakaian bagi mereka. Allah mengetahui bahwasannya kamu tidak dapat menahan nafsumu, kerana itu, Allah mengampuni kamu dan memberi maaf kepadamu. Maka sekarang campurilah mereka dan ikutilah apa yang telah ditetapkan Allah untukmu, dan makan minumlah kamu, hingga jelas bagimu benang putih dari benang hitam, yaitu fajar. Kemudian sempurnakanlah puasa itu sampai malam, (tetapi) janganlah kamu campuri mereka itu, sedangkan kamu beriktikaf dalam masjid. Itulah larangan Allah, maka janganlah kamu mendekatinya..." (QS Al-Baqarah: 187).

Tidak ada kata yang lebih indah, serta lebih benar, mengenai hubungan antara suami-isteri, kecuali yang telah disebutkan, yaitu: "Mereka itu adalah pakaian bagimu, dan kamu pun adalah pakaian bagi mereka." (QS Al-Baqarah: 187)

Pada ayat lain juga diterangkan, yaitu: "Mereka bertanya kepadamu tentang haid, katakanlah: Haid itu adalah suatu kotoran. Oleh sebab itu, hendaklah kamu menjauhkan diri dari wanita di waktu haid; dan janganlah kamu mendekati mereka, sebelum mereka suci. Apabila mereka telah suci maka campurilah mereka itu di tempat yang diperintahkan Allah kepadamu. Sesungguhnya Allah menyukai orang-orang yang bertobat dan menyukai orang-orang yang menyucikan diri. isteri-isterimu adalah (seperti) tanah tempat kamu bercocok tanam, maka datangilah tanah tempat bercocok tanammu itu dengan cara bagaimana saja kamu kehendaki. Dan kerjakanlah (amal yang baik) untuk dirimu, dan takwalah kamu kepada Allah dan ketahuilah bahwa kamu kelak akan menemui-Nya. Dan berilah kabar gembira bagi orang-orang yang beriman." (QS Al-Baqarah: 222-223)

Maka, semua hadis yang menafsirkan bahwa dijauhinya yang disebut pada ayat di atas, hanya masalah persetubuhan saja. Selain itu, apa saja yang dapat dilakukan, tidak dilarang.

Pada ayat di atas disebutkan: "Maka, datangilah tanah tempat bercocok tanammu dengan cara bagaimanapun kamu kehendaki." (QS Al-Baqarah: 223)

Tidak ada suatu perhatian yang melebihi daripada disebutnya masalah dan undang-undang atau peraturannya dalam Alquranul Karim secara langsung, sebagaimana diterangkan di atas. -republika


Tok Guru Nik Aziz orang alim, orang Umno...zalim?

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 07:20 AM PDT

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
October 30, 2011

Umno is banking on Mustapa's untainted image to win over Kelantan voters. — File pic
KOTA BARU, Oct 30 — The fight for Kelantan in the upcoming national polls will see PAS and Umno pit Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and federal minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed against each other to see who is the more popular choice for the state's mentri besar post.
The Malaysian Insider understands both parties have embarked on aggressive campaigns to promote their respective candidates for the state's top spot ahead of the general election that is expected to be called by early next year.

The Kelantan Umno leadership is banking on Mustapa to again lead the coalition in the next election as its mentri besar-designate despite the Umno leader not being as popular as Nik Aziz.


Nik Aziz's popularity is well-established both in Kelantan and nationally. — File pic
"Although we know that Nik Aziz is popular as a state leader, you see his pictures everywhere, but the fact remains is that he is old; he is not going to lead the state forever.
"What we are telling people on the ground is that who in PAS will take over after Nik Aziz? Datuk Husam Musa? There is no clear succession plan in PAS, but Umno, we have Tok Pa (Mustapa) and no arguments there, he is our choice for MB," Pengkalan Chepa Umno Youth division chief Che Othman Che Wil told The Malaysian Insider in an interview last week.

Che Othman and many other state Umno leaders believe Mustapa's "squeaky-clean" and "scandal-free" image will help shore up voter support, and have made it a point to burnish the minister's credentials "every chance" they get in forums and even public events.

"Tok Pa is a trade minister; he has the know-how to bring development to Kelantan, better than a so-called Tok Guru. He (Nik Aziz) is not even scandal-free," said Che Othman, referring to nepotism allegations involving the Kelantan MB and his son-in-law, former Kelantan Mentri Besar Incorporated (PMBK) chief executive officer, Abdul Ariffahmi Ab. Rahman.

Mustapa, who is the international trade and industry minister as well as Jeli MP, has been working with Umno officials on its "Gelombang Merah" campaign to take back the state lost two decades ago. He is an economist, holding a first class honours degree in Economics from University of Melbourne, Australia and a Masters in Economic Development from the Boston University.

It is understood that even PAS officials are worried about succession in the state, pointing out that Nik Aziz turns 80 this year without a successor in sight. There have been hints of a power struggle but the Islamist party has shown enough discipline to keep the issue under wraps.

State government leaders have been on the defensive, insisting that the issue of succession is "not as important as some people would make it out to be."

"In politics it is about uncertainty, we may plan for a person to take over, but when the time comes, things can change.

"Umno may have one good leader, Tok Pa (Mustapa), but the rest are rotten apples, all contractors wanting a cut from the state if they take over," state executive councillor Datuk Anuar Tan Abdullah told The Malaysian Insider in an interview recently.

Anuar, who holds the portfolio for entrepreneurial, trade and people's development said that a number of candidates are already being considered, including the state deputy MB, Datuk Ahmad Yaakob.

"Umno only has one choice candidate. We have several and this will eventually be decided by the PAS leadership," said Anuar.

But Umno's plans to unseat Nik Aziz may not be so easy, as the PAS spiritual leader still commands respect and support from majority of Kelantan folk.


Sharifah says it is too late for Umno to retake the state. — Picture by Choo Choy May
"When you talk about winning Kelantan, it has to be about personalities... party is not enough," says Kelantan opposition leader Datuk Che Alwi Ahmad.

"For instance, I can bring up many issues on mismanagement by the state government, but at the end of the day, what people will see is me attacking an old man wearing a jubah in the Dewan Negeri (state assembly)," he told The Malaysian Insider, referring to Nik Aziz.

For the people in Kelantan, especially in rural areas, Nik Aziz remains a symbol of PAS's brand of Islam- religiosity and moderation in governance.

"Under Tok Guru's (Nik Aziz) leadership, there is fairness. Dia orang alim (He is religious) unlike Umno leaders, he has brought good to Kelantan, we are a state which adheres to the tenets of Islam... is that not enough? People in Kelantan are simple folk," businesswoman Sharifah Noraini, 47 said during a recent interview near her home in Lubok Setol, Rantau Panjang.

Sharifah said that various restrictions on entertainment in the state by Nik Aziz's administration was "good" as it prevented youths from getting into trouble.

"Umno already had their chance years back... and nothing changed back then, so the time for giving them a chance is over."


Well, actually opposite of alim is not zalim, right? 

Or is it kafir? hehe...


Well, well. All of us know corrupted Umno is.

Even Dr M blogged on Nov 30, 2009:
1. Pilihanraya Umum ke-13 hanya dua tahun lagi. Saya sedang meneliti reaksi rakyat terhadap UMNO dibawah pimpinan baru. Saya terkejut. Saya terkejut kerana seorang bekas pemimpin UMNO yang kanan telah meluahkan perasaannya dengan berkata "UMNO is rotten to the core" (UMNO busuk hingga ke ususnya).



Pakatan Rakyat Jangan Pandang Rendah Usaha UMNO BN Rampas Selangor

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 08:30 AM PDT

Muhyiddin terus `gempur' Selangor

PETALING JAYA: BN terus menggempur Selangor bagi merampas semula kerajaan negeri yang terlepas kepada Pakatan Rakyat dalam pilihan raya umum 2008.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang juga pengerusi BN Selangor sudah beberapa kali menggempur Selangor dan kali terakhir sehari selepas beliau membentangkan bajet 2011 pada 7 Oktober lalu.

Begitu juga dengan timbalannya, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yang melawat beberapa daerah di negeri itu hujung minggu lalu.

Khamis ini, sekali lagi timbalan perdana menteri akan menggempur Selangor. Beliau akan hadir dalam program yang dinamakan `Nurani rakyat sayangi Selangor' di Kelang dan Shah Alam.

Jumpa NGO

"Di Kelang, TPM akan menghadiri program mesra rakyat di pangsapuri PKNS Pandamaran Jaya, Pelabuhan Kelang.

"Muhyiddin akan bertemu dengan pelbagai NGO, persatuan belia, ahli JKKK Persekutuan serta sumbangan Aidiladha.

"Sumbangan cermin mata kepada 12 sekolah terplih dan sumbagan kepada tokong Cina," kata Setiausaha BN negeri, Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamad.

Di Seksyen 17 Shah Alam, Muhyiddin akan menghadiri perhimpunan rakyat, melancarkan projek laman Agro dan menyampaikan sumbangan aidiadha.

Beliau juga akan mengunjugi beberapa rumah pemimpin masyarakat di Shah Alam. -FMT

UMNO Guna Taktik 3R Tarik Sokongan Melayu

Dalam rancangan Umno untuk menawan balik Selangor dan Pulau Pinang, parti itu menumpukan usaha bagi menarik sokongan Melayu dengan bermain sentiment agama, perkauman dan institusi raja.

Sambil menyifatkan pendekatan itu sebagai "3R" (race, religion, royalty) Timbalan Presiden PAS Mohamad Sabu berkata ini dapat dilihat di dalam isu-isu seperti Mat Indera dan kritikan Sultan Johor terhadap Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng.

Strategi ini digunakan setelah Umno merasakan yang ia telah hilang sokongan di kawasan bandar dan di antara komuniti bukan Islam, katanya.

"Dalam keadaan politik sekarang untuk memenangi pilihan raya Umno mengharapkan empat komponen iaitu undi Melayu luar bandar, undi peneroka Felda, undi pos dan undi daripada Sabah serta Sarawak.

"Untuk itu strategi mereka mempermainkan isu-isu bersifat 3R iaitu racial (perkauman), religion (agama) dan royal (raja). Manakala negeri utama sasaran mereka ialah Selangor, Pulau Pinang dan Perak," katanya di dalam satu laporan di laman lidah rasmi Pas, Harakahdaily.

Contoh terbaru aplikasi 3R ini adalah di dalam kes pakar perlembagaan Prof Aziz Bari, yang digantung tugas di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa, kata Mohamad, yang lebih dikenali dengan nama "Mat Sabu".

Aziz digantung tugas oleh institusi tersebut selepas sebuah komentar yang beliau tulis dikecam oleh penyokong dan blogger pro-Umno. Beberapa laporan polis juga telah dibuat keatas Aziz berhubung artikelnya.

Di dalam artikel itu, Aziz berhujah yang rakyat berhak mempersoal titah Sultan asalkan mereka tidak menyentuh kedudukan institusi Raja-Raja Melayu sendiri di dalam perlembagaan.

"Nampak macam seolah-olah Umno mendukung raja. Tapi saya nak ingatkan pada tahun 1993 semasa saya menjadi ahli parlimen, pernah speaker menggantung peraturan Dewan yang menghalang menyentuh soal raja-raja. Masa itulah mereka 'belasah' raja-raja Melayu dalam isu kekebalan raja-raja dulu," kata Mat Sabu. -tvsnews


Ulasan GB

Berdasarkan kepada perkembangan terkini dan juga maklumat-maklumat semasa, UMNO/BN nampaknya akan terus berusaha untuk merampas Selangor daripada Pakatan Rakyat di dalam PRU ke 13 ini.

Mereka akan berusaha mempastikan matlamat itu dicapai by hook or by crook kerana Selangor merupakan negeri yang peting untuk memperkukuhkan pemerintahan UMNO/BN di bawah Najib dan Muhyiddin.

Limpahan PATI yang diberikan taraf kewarganegaraan dengan menjadikan mereka sebagai pengundi-pengundi adalah diantara langkah yang dijangka menyebabkan hasrat UMNO BN itu seakan menjadi kenyataan.

Dan sebarang kelemahan kerajaan PR Selangor betapa kecil sekalipun akan dimanipulasikan bagi mempengaruhi pengundi atas pagar supaya menyokong BN.

Malah UMNO BN juga sudah berjaya mempunyai proxynya sendiri di dalam barisan exco kerajaan negeri. Begitu juga dengan petadbiran kerajaan negeri di mana proxy UMNO sudah dinobatkan sebagai SUK Negeri.

Ia sebahagian grand design UMNO BN untuk merampas Selangor.

Kemudian, jangan lupa kejatuhan Terengganu ke tangan UMNO BN di dalam 2004 dimana faktor daftar pemilih & pengundi luar memainkan peranan penting. Disamping faktor "royal" menjadi faktor utama rampasan kuasa di Perak. Kedua-dua faktor ini akan digunakan serentak untuk merampas Selangor.

Justeru itu, GB tidak dapat melihat UMNO BN tidak dapat merealisasikan impian mereka untuk merampas negeri Selangor kecuali ada usaha yang bersepadu, tegas dan pantas oleh PR Selangor bagi mempertahankan negeri terkaya di dalam Malaysia ini terlepas ke tangan BN.



Secret Recipe KLIA: Kid's meal mini burger. Yummy

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 06:45 AM PDT






Aziz Bari Buat Laporan Polis Mengenai Peluru & Nota Ugutan

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 06:16 AM PDT

Pensyarah undang-undang Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari hadir di ibu pejabat Polis Daerah Gombak dekat sini bagi memberi keterangan susulan berhubung sebutir peluru dan nota ugutan yang diterimanya pagi semalam.

Beliau berkata dalam kejadian pada pukul 11.45 pagi semalam peluru dengan nota ugutan yang tertulis "jangan kurang ajar dengan Sultan maut nanti" itu, dihantar melalui pos ketika beliau mahu pulang ke rumah mertuanya di Taiping, Perak.

Aziz kini disiasat pengurusan UIA, polis dan Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) berhubung kenyataannya menyentuh titah Sultan Selangor berkenaan kes Gereja Methodist Damansara Utama, awal bulan ini.

"Saya telah membuat laporan semalam di Balai Polis Taiping dan hari ini saya datang untuk memberi keterangan lanjut . . . pihak polis telah mengambil peluru tersebut untuk siasatan," katanya.

Dipetik Bernama Online, Aziz berkata ugutan yang diterima tidak akan mematahkan semangatnya untuk meneruskan tugas seperti biasa dan beliau yakin mungkin ada segelintir pihak yang kurang berpuas hati dengan komen beliau terhadap titah Sultan Selangor baru-baru ini.

Tindakan Aziz mempertikai titah Sultan Selangor dibantah beberapa pihak, termasuk bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang menyifatkan keengganan pensyarah itu meminta maaf sebagai "kurang ajar".

Polis mengesahkan peluru yang diterima Aziz adalah jenis caliber 9mm dan motif pihak tertentu menghantarnya masih dalam siasatan.

Ketua Polis Daerah Gombak, ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah mengesahkan menerima laporan daripada Aziz pada pukul 7 petang semalam dan kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 507 Kanun Keseksaan iaitu kesalahan menakutkan secara jenayah. -TMI


Ulasan GB

GB sudah ulas semalam. Petikan:

Gejala hantar surat ugutan & peluru, simbah cat merah, pecah rumah & pejabat, lempar molotov koktil dan larikan komputer riba serta seumpamanya sudah menjadi trend - tapi malangnya satu trend yang bebal.

Dilakukan oleh pihak yang merasakan dirinya mempunyai kuasa paling hebat atas dunia. Mereka ingat rakyat bodoh sangat ker tak tahu angkara siapa semua itu. Sama macam kes longgokan baju BERSIH yang diletak dengan molotov koktil di ibu kota beberapa hari sebelum perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 7 Sepetember lalu untuk memburukkan perhimpunan berkenaan.

Walhal ia menampakkan lagi kebodphan bahawa pihak itu desperado, terdesak sebab kerajaan yang disokong dan didokong sebenarnya sedang berada di ambang keruntuhan. Mereka sanggup kini melakukan apa saja, hatta suruh berbogel tengah jalan pun mereka sanggup, membunuh pun mereka berani.

Tetapi tahan macam mana pun, reputnya BN sudah menggigit tiang serinya... tunggu masa tersembam ke atas mukabumi. Masa tu Allah akan dedahkan siapa punya kerja semuanya ini: hantar peluru, simbah cat merah, simbah asid, pecah rumah YB, baling bom molotov koktil, larikan komputer riba dan sebagainya.

Seperti GB kerap nyatakan, kebenaran itu tetap akan terdedah jua... langit tak selalunya mendung, berarak awan hitam ke tepi, tampaklah cahaya terang benderang sang mentari.



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Pelajar Perempuan Hilang Selepas Pergi Ke Sekolah

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 04:28 AM PDT

Padang Serai: Seorang pelajar perempuan berusia 14 tahun dilaporkan hilang selepas dihantar ke sekolahnya di Lunas dekat sini pada tengah hari Isnin lepas.

Nur Ainina Adila Muhd Zuki (gambar), yang dihantar ke sekolah oleh jiran mereka, Rosnah Ahmad dengan menaiki motosikal secara bayaran bulanan, bagaimanapun tidak muncul semasa dijemput oleh wanita itu selepas waktu persekolahan pada petangnya.

"Ketika hendak mengambilnya pulang pada petang hari, Rosnah mendapati anak saya itu tidak keluar daripada sekolah dan menunggu anak saya itu sehingga 30 minit," kata bapa pelajar itu Muhd Zuki Jahaya kepada pemberita di rumahnya di Kampung Perenggan, Lunas pada Ahad.

Muhd Zaki, 46, yang merupakan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung Persekutuan (JKKKP) Kampung Perenggan, berkata Rosnah, 46, segera menghubungi isterinya Hajar Othman, yang memaklumkan kepadanya dan mereka bergegas ke sekolah namun gagal menemuinya.

Hajar, 44, berkata mereka diberitahu oleh beberapa kawan sekelas anaknya itu yang anak mereka tidak hadir di kelas pada hari berkenaan.

Katanya dia dan suaminya kemudian membuat laporan mengenai kehilangan anaknya itu di Balai Polis Lunas kira-kira pukul 9.45 malam, hari yang sama.

Katanya rakaman kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) di Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Lunas ada merakamkan gambar Rosnah ketika menghantar anaknya ke sekolah tetapi selebihnya tiada.

Hajar berkata anak bongsu mereka itu yang lebih mesra dengan panggilan "Nina" dan "Dikna" adalah seorang pendiam dan pernah memberitahunya bahawa dia mahu bertukar sekolah.

"Dia pernah menyuarakan hasratnya itu kepada saya akibat dia sering dibuli dan diejek rakan-rakan sekolahnya kerana kekurangan yang terdapat pada dirinya yang agak lembam dan terkebelakang dalam bidang akademiknya," katanya.

Sementara itu, keluarga Muhd Zuki telah melakukan pelbagai cara untuk menjejaki anaknya itu termasuk mengedarkan gambar Dikna di stesen minyak sekitar daerah Kulim, Bandar Baharu di Kedah dan sekitar Bukit Mertajam, Kepala Batas dan Seberang Perai serta Pulau Pinang.

Muhd Zuki berharap sesiapa yang mengetahui atau menjumpai Dikna supaya menghubunginya di talian 019-5253307 dan 019-5033091(Hajar) atau mana-mana balai polis. - BERNAMA


Pizza, defined mathematically. Volume=pi.z.z.a 8-)

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 03:42 AM PDT

Pizza

By at 2:21 pm Thursday, Oct 20
I'm not sure I have any comment for this, other than to say how pleased I am that puns work just as well in math.



Tail Wags the Dog

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 03:10 AM PDT

What might happen if a businesswoman who has ZERO clue about running a country becomes the leader of the government? Her favourite response could be "Let's form a committee" or "Let's pray about it" in challenging situations.

Obviously, when Barbie Doll won (thanks to help from a sibling and $$$), she had to "protect the interest" of all those who voted for them. However, some Yellows were still in positions of importance. (FYI, Yellows refer to the educated professionals while the Reds refer to the illiterate farmers) and told Barbie Doll, "Please protect our farms from flooding".

And Barbie Doll might say, "Yep, my good and faithful servant. I will build a wall to protect your farm."

Thus saith the Barbie Doll, and it was done.

Eventually, the water flowed to another city instead of the farm so the Yellows asked for the water to be released before the rain season to avoid floods. Barbie Doll did not so they had to open the floodgates of Hell, which unleashed its fury onto the Land of Smiles, turning into the Land of Swamps and the Yellows, who own ALL the Industries are screaming while the Reds are rejoicing that the Yellows SUFFER as much as the Farm Boys.

However, they forgot that once the Yellows don't have any more factories, the Reds ALSO LOSE THEIR Factory Jobs !!!

So, the stupid reds are now pi**ed off that they now have no work, no farms, and no one to blame anymore, so they now take it out on the dykes BY BREAKING THEM in so many places.  And so who suffers? The people.

A fairy tale gone awry? Read the REAL STORY here.

The above scenario is a very painful analogy of how the status quo is sabotaging Pakatan although not as serious and not as visible but still effective nevertheless, especially in Selangor.

Much as I am a staunch PR supporter, my heart palpitates fearfully for despite glowing reports, the impact of those attempts to undermine PR are subtle, less visible but equally effective. Unlike in Penang where support for the Pakatan Rakyat government is still very strong despite some nagging issues,  it is possible that some who voted PR in 2008 in Selangor may vote in the opposite direction in next election

Some have expressed their fear that if PR can't run Selangor such as in managing proper rubbish collection, road repairs and street light maintenance, are they capable of running the country? Some sources have expressed that unhappiness with vice activities that appear to be increasing. In some areas, coffee shops are turning parking lots into stalls and people have fewer parking areas. Double parking that causes congestion occurs but little action is taken and why? Are some on the take? Other examples cited include how trafiic lights are sometimes out of order for days before they are repaired. In between, car accidents occur due to faulty traffic lights.

These may seem to be petty issues but all small, small things but when added together,  can become a BIG irritation to voters.

Many voters are not concerned with what happens at national level or even at international level. They are more concerned about what is happening or in this case,  what is NOT happening in their own backyard

Headlines of 100 people dying in a godforsaken town in a less developed country does not sell as well as husband and wife murdered at a house down the road from where you live.

Generally, people more kay poh (inquisitive) about their neighbourhood and apathetic about other international scenes. Pakatan must not take it for granted that voters are going to vote the same way in the next GE because of many factors. So Selangor, BEWARE!

Sometimes, Pakatan is like a dog that barks and chases a car. But what if the dog manages to catch the car? Then it will not know what to do with it. That is Pakatan. It chases dreams to form the government and talks a lot about it but once it gets in,  do they really know what to do with it?

That's why dogs only chase cars. They never catch the car. In fact, if the car stops the dog will also stop chasing. Sometimes, it will just bark and go away :)

That's Pakatan: a barking dog, but not serious about catching the car. But we cannot afford to have them act that way!! Pakatan must really consolidate their position during this pre-election period to regain lost ground.

The truth hurts. I am putting my head on the chopping board by saying this. It is not that I don't support Pakatan. I DO! But they have to buck up!! Recent developments such as the hudud and PPSMI issue (in particular, their initial inertia in speaking up for the rakyat) and a host of other issues show that things are not as rosy as they would want us to believe.

Let's hope PR will get stronger, be better and better in all things big and small at the state level and be ready to march on to Putrajaya to carve a better Malaysia for all of us.


Ginsu Knife creator reveals how he made millions

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 02:56 AM PDT

  The man who gave the Ginsu Knife to America is now revealing his secrets of 45 years…. Secrets to finding ideas for hot TV products, getting them financed, and promoted on nationwide TV. One Idea Can Make $1,000,000 and he has done it…. I am lucky enough to have been asked to take part in the promotion of Michael Walshe's book set – One Idea Can Make $1,000,000 - that reveals the secrets


Skyping

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 12:36 AM PDT

When I nervously first learned how to skype, I felt like a scared deer entering a village..
'rusa masuk kampung'.
Now, with Fateen being in Oregon, it's so convenient and I'm glad somebody taught me..
It's such a great feeling to see somebody you love dearly on the laptop screen.

We just finished chatting.
Smiling prettily, looking extremely clever, happy and healthy, she has now proudly attained a size 12 from a size 16 ( thanks to her veges and fish diet).
Her jeans are already loose..:)
Not bad for someone who dreads exercising.

She was describing excitedly, how 3 deers had crossed the road near where she was having a relaxing coffee time with her friend.
Her friend told her that it was a regular sighting..later on she'll get use to seeing so many deers running around..:D

She is now taking up French lessons too and has done very well for her first French test.

If she keeps up with the good score, the university will send her to France for a year to do something2..hmm.what was that..anyway, the wonderful part is that the fees and accomodation costs will all be paid for by her current university.
Go for it Fateen! You can do it!!

She had not skyped me for more than a week because of her exams and her university work..so much to do but she did leave some skype messages which only surfaced today..hmm.

Talk about theatrical performances, their university is the No 1 in the US, for learning the art of Shakespearean acting.
Whenever she goes downtown, she feels like she's in the UK.. you know,the tudor design etc.

We broach on the subject because of Seth's love for theatre acting.
Seth is a great actor.
Together with his friend Shah, they form that 'Ben Affleck-Matt Damon' kind of friendship.

Fateen's friends have been to see Seth and Shah on their theatre performances, and have reported to her how talented the duo are.

Though Seth is for now taking other subjects in Taylor's, he can still later on, do another major or minor in theatre acting.

I believe the 'artistic' blood is running strong in some of my children.

Though I never made it, I've always wanted to be among others, a famous actress, an international singer, a ballerina, an ice-skater, a pop dancer and a film director..
now, I am dreaming of becoming a...
O well..hehe..nobody's perfect!
"To be, or not to be..that is the question!"

p.s.
I know Banun my youngest will make a fantastic singer even though she wants to become a powerful lawyer..sounds cool!

Whatever my children chooses to do, I am behind them 100%.
For I thank Allah SWT that I'm blessed with seven children who are all Alhamdulillah syukur.
Not forgetting; a remarkably beautiful-hearted daughter-in-law too! Alhamdulillah..


Harta FLOP, Imelda Marcos Dirampas, Bila Lagi Harta FLOM?

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 03:15 AM PDT

Manila: Tiga hartanah di Manila yang dimiliki oleh bekas wanita pertama negara itu yang ranggi, Cik Imelda Marcos, akan dirampas pihak berkuasa sebagai bayaran bagi wang yang beliau salahgunakan hampir tiga dekad lalu, kata pemerintah Filipina semalam.

Rumah-rumah itu bernilai sejumlah US$1.3 juta(RM4.00 juta), menurut pemerintah negara itu.

Langkah itu menamatkan satu pertarungan undang-undang yang bermula pada 1987, setahun selepas mendiang suami Cik Marcos, bekas presiden Ferdinand Marcos, diguling, kata seorang jurucakap bagi Suruhanjaya Presiden bagi Pemerintahan Baik Filipina, Encik Nick Suarez.

Beliau berkata tidak diketahui apakah keluarga Encik Marcos pernah tinggal dalam rumah-rumah itu, yang akan dijadikan pampasan bagi 10 juta peso yang diambil secara haram daripada agensi pengimport beras Filipina pada 1983.

'Ia satu kemenangan bagi rakyat Filipina dan pemerintah kerana kita telah mendapatkan semula apa yang telah dicuri,' kata Suarez kepada agensi berita AFP.

Suruhanjaya itu telah berusaha mencari jalan untuk mendapatkan semula wang berjumlah sehingga berbilion dolar yang dicuri oleh mendiang diktator Filipina dan keluarganya itu semasa beliau memegang jawatan presiden negara itu.

Sebuah mahkamah antirasuah khas memutuskan pada April lalu bahawa keluarga Encik Marcos harus mengembalikan wang tersebut kepada pemerintah, bersama faedahnya, dan mahkamah yang sama juga memutuskan minggu ini bahawa pemerintah Filipina kini boleh merampas hartanah itu selepas keluarga berkenaan gagal melunaskannya.

Jurucakap bagi Cik Marcos tidak dapat dihubungi untuk mengulas perkara itu.

Mendiang Marcos memerintah Filipina dari 1965 hingga 1986, dengan sebahagian besar tempoh tersebut beliau bertindak sebagai seorang diktator.

Keluarga dan sekutu-sekutu beliau telah didakwa mencuri berbilion dolar daripada dana negara semasa pemerintahannya.

Cik Marcos terkenal kerana tabiatnya yang kuat belanja dan gaya hidupnya yang serba mewah, walaupun negaranya serba miskin.
-- AFP.

Ulasan GB

Itu FLOP - First Lady Of Philipphines. Bilakah lagi untuk FLOM - First Lady Of Malaysia? Yang juga mempunyai harta melimpah ruah setelah Najib menjadi PM dimana FLOM juga seperti Imelda terkenal kerana tabiatnya yang kuat belanja dan gaya hidupnya yang serba mewah?

Cincin dan beg FLOM berjuta nilainya. Itu baru dua barangan. Belum cungkil habis harta-harta lain....


PM tok cock, does not walk the talk, snubs PPSMI

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 12:55 AM PDT

In his speech during Gerakan's 40th National Delegates Conference on 16 October 2011, Najib said, "We make history because we listen to the cries of the rakyat, on the rising costs of living, on education, or on housing. I will deliver what the people want." 

So, who is Najib listening to right now?

Is he listening to the cries of the parents and students affected by the sudden switch from English to Bahasa in the teaching science and maths?



State before federal?

Posted: 29 Oct 2011 10:50 PM PDT

Over the past few months, we have been hearing one rumour after another that the General Elections were imminent or that we would have a snap election and it could take place on such and such a date. Come the date and we are all left hanging in the air. We are now quite used to it, actually. We are immune to these rumours now.

Then of course, there was speculation that if the Najib regime were to call for the next General Elections, the Pakatan-held states - Kedah, Penang, Selangor and Kelantan - may not want to dissolve their respective state assemblies and prefer to sit out their full term of five years before calling one. Again, they all turned out to be just rumours.

But here's a thought. If it is left to the respective states to dissolve their state assemblies, is it possible for them to go for a snap state elections before Parliament is dissolved? Good food for thought. I think it should be possible because there were real chances in 2009 that the Perak state assembly could have been dissolved and new state elections held when the Pakatan-held state government was sabotaged by frogs leaping into the netherworld.

If it could have happened then, I'm sure there is no obstacle to say, Penang, dissolving its state assembly today and calling for a new mandate from the people. Mmm, it sure would be interesting to see how the Najib regime or the Election Commission would react.




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ICC wants Saif Gaddafi... but where are Bush and Blair?

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 12:02 AM PDT

The US-controlled International Criminal Court is worried if Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam flees justice for the 'crime' he and his late father committed. Although no evidence has yet to be established to bring him to the Court, Washington and its Nato were quick enough to apply pressure on the ICC (here) for Saif to be penalised.

US military and government representatives even went extra miles by holding security talks in neighbouring Niger with local officials in Agadez, which has been a way station for other Libyan fugitives, including another son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saadi upon hearing rumors that Saif was planning to escape to an African country.

The American too is more than willing to launch a 'search and arrest' operation against Gaddafi's intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity.

I personally believe the US, under Barack Obama's directive, has plans to killed each and every one of Gaddafi's family and close aides, just like what they did to Saddam Hussein and his senior government officials after George Bush and Tony Blair formed a cahoot to attack the innocent Iraqis and killed about a million of them since 2003.

And coming back to the ICC, I think it is proper to put Bush and Blair on trial first. Saif and others could come later. Bush-Blair crime is considered the most brutal after Hitler in World War II and as such, they deserve a severe punishment.

The ICC should not exercise double standards when it comes to picking up who and who should face the music first. The US has the most unreasonable policy to protect its citizens - that none of them can face trial outside the country and none should be put behind bars elsewhere on the planet. Absurd!

Come November 19-22, the trial of Bush and Blair will be held here, in Kuala Lumpur. This is the first time that war crimes charges will be heard against the two former heads of state in compliance with proper legal process.

Charges are being brought against the accused by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission following the due process of the law (here). The Commission, having received complaints from war victims in Iraq in 2009, proceeded to conduct a painstaking and an in-depth investigation for close to two years and in 2011, constituted formal charges on war crimes against Bush, Blair and their associates.

The first charge against George W Bush and Anthony L Blair is for Crimes Against Peace wherein:

"The Accused persons had committed Crimes against Peace, in that the Accused persons planned, prepared and invaded the sovereign state of Iraq on 19 March 2003 in violation of the United Nations Charter and international law."

The second charge is for Crime of Torture and War Crimes against eight citizens of the United States and they are namely George W Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo.

In June this year, Belgium received lawsuits against Bush and Blair (here)under war crimes law but it said it had forwarded the cases to the defendants' countries, reducing their chances of reaching a court.

Belgium has come under harsh criticism especially from the United States for the law, which empowers its courts to try foreigners for serious war and human rights crimes no matter where they were committed.

In an effort to discourage so-called 'propaganda' cases, it reformed the law to allow a lawsuit to be sent to a defendant's country if that country were democratic with a legal system that could handle it properly.

As for Bush-Blair 'trial' in Kuala Lumpur, many have cast doubts if the case can reach the ICC as the US will do everything to protect Bush. If the Court finds him and Blair guilty, American foreign policy could be put to question by the rest of the international community.

However, the ICC must pursue the matter whether preliminary trials are held in Malaysia, Belgium or elsewhere.

Focusing on Saif and Gaddafi's remnants shows how the ICC is being managed, as how the United Nations has to bow to Washington each time a decision is made to condemn Israel's atrocity on the Palestinians.



Laporan Audit: Pelaburan FELDA Melebihi Had Dibenarkan

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 12:42 AM PDT

Sejak dikuasai Perdana Menteri Najib Razak, Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (FELDA) mula terpesong dari objektif utamanya, iaitu bertunjangkan pembangunan tanah pertanian, dan pelaburan sebagai sampingannya - kepada sebuah agensi pelaburan kewangan.

Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2010 mendapati bahawa dana daripada Akaun FELDA yang dilaburkan dalam pelaburan saham siar harga dan tidak siar harga telah melebihi had yang dibenarkan untuk tiga tahun berturut-turut, malah memperbarui rekod tertinggi dari tahun ke tahun.

Ketua Audit berpendapat, "Penggunaan dana akaun FELDA yang melebihi had telah mendedahkan dana tersebut kepada risiko pelaburan saham siar harga melebihi daripada yang telah diluluskan dalam Manual Dasar dan Strategi Pelaburan Kumpulan FELDA. Ini boleh menjejaskan kemampuan kewangan dan memberi kesan kepada operasi serta aktiviti utama FELDA jika pelaburan yang dijalankan tidak dapat memberikan keuntungan yang dijangkakan."

Pada masa yang sama, tindakan ini seolah-oleh memaksa peneroka FELDA untuk menanggung risiko pelaburan yang lebih tinggi, tanpa disedari peneroka FELDA.

FELDA ditubuhkan di bawah Ordinan Kemajuan Tanah 1956 pada 1 Julai 1956, dan telah dipinda kepada Akta Kemajuan Tanah 1956 (Akta 474) (Pindaan 1991). Objektif penubuhan FELDA adalah untuk memajukan kawasan pertanian secara produktif, melaksanakan projek pembangunan tanah dan menggalakkan pertumbuhan serta meningkatkan taraf hidup masyarakat peneroka.

Menurut Laporan Ketua Audit Negara, FELDA telah membuat pelaburan dalam pelbagai portfolio bagi mendapat pulangan yang optimum. Sehingga tahun 2010, FELDA telah membuat pelaburan bernilai RM5.55 bilion termasuk pelaburan dalam saham siar harga berjumlah RM891.34 juta.

Malah, pihak Audit mendapati dana daripada Akaun FELDA yang dilaburkan dalam pelaburan saham siar harga dan tidak siar harga telah melebihi had yang dibenarkan iaitu 24% seperti yang ditetapkan dalam Manual Dasar dan Strategi Pelaburan FELDA.

Lebihi had untuk tiga tahun berturut-turut

"Pelaburan dalam saham siar harga dan tidak siar harga yang menggunakan dana Akaun FELDA pada tahun 2010 adalah sejumlah RM3.14 bilion atau 68.5%, tahun 2009 sejumlah RM2.28 bilion atau 70.7% dan tahun 2008 sejumlah RM713.20 juta atau 31.8%," menurut Laporan Ketua Audit.

Apa yang perlu diambil perhatian adalah, lebihan pelaburan adalah sebanyak 44.5% bagi tahun 2010, 46.7% bagi tahun 2009 dan 7.8% bagi tahun 2008.

Menurut agihan sumber dana pelaburan portfolio, dana dalam akaun FELDA hanya dibenarkan untuk melabur di Ekuiti Tempatan (24%), Ekuiti Asing (10%), Bon Kerajaan, Bon Korporat dan Sekuriti Hutang Persendirian termasuk Bon Islamik (6%), selain Tunai, Pasaran Wang dan Deposit Amanah (60%).

Sehingga akhir tahun 2010, FELDA telah melabur sejumlah RM891.34 juta dalam saham siar harga. Pelaburan yang dibuat daripada Akaun FELDA berjumlah RM355.42 juta atau 39.9% manakala sejumlah RM535.92 juta atau 60.1% daripada Akaun Peneroka.

Tiada pakar pelabur

Analisis Audit mendapati pelaburan saham siar harga FELDA berjumlah RM891.34 pada tahun 2010 meningkat sejumlah RM106.45 juta atau 13.6% berbanding sejumlah RM784.89 juta pada tahun 2009. Nilai pasaran pelaburan saham siar harga pada tahun 2010 adalah RM4.43 bilion dengan keuntungan tidak nyata berjumlah RM3.54 bilion atau 397.1%. FELDA telah memperoleh pendapatan dividen pada tahun 2010 berjumlah RM166.14 juta 18.6%, tahun 2009 berjumlah RM101.15 juta atau 12.9% dan RM138.62 juta atau 20% daripada jumlah pelaburan.

FELDA juga telah mengalami kerugian tidak nyata terkumpul yang berjumlah RM50.14 juta melibatkan 12 kaunter saham bagi tempoh 31 Disember 2008 hingga 30 November 2010. Daripada kerugian tersebut, sebanyak empat kaunter saham iaitu Syarikat PK Resources Berhad, Takaful Malaysia Berhad, Telekom Malaysia Berhad dan Tradewinds Corporation Berhad telah mengalami kerugian berterusan sejak tahun 2008.

Bagaimanapun, lapan daripada 12 kaunter telah membayar dividen kepada FELDA berjumlah RM33.11 juta bagi tahun 2008 hingga 2010.

Sementara itu, Ketua Audit mengingatkan bahawa pengasingan tugas merupakan mekanisme kawalan dalaman yang penting bagi memastikan wujudnya kawalan dalam proses urus niaga saham. Semakan Audit mendapati FELDA tidak mempunyai pengasingan tugas yang jelas bagi urus niaga saham selaras dengan amalan yang baik.

Selain itu, FELDA tidak mempunyai pegawai pelaburan atau pegawai penyelidik pelaburan yang mempunyai kepakaran dan kompetensi untuk membuat analisis prestasi pelaburan FELDA. "Ini adalah penting bagi memastikan kajian dan pemantauan pelaburan dapat dibuat secara menyeluruh," menurut Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2010. -MR


Perodua, Proton tak pernah, tak kan sedia bersaing

Posted: 30 Oct 2011 01:28 AM PDT

Ex-premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad hit out at the 'high income economy' espoused by current Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Mahathir said one thing about high income, that the government didn't say, was that it would lead to a higher cost of living and hinted at the danger of accompanying inflation as observed in Japan.

NONEHe also took issue with the government's intention to liberalise the automotive industry in the country, saying that Malaysia is not and has never been, ready for that but added, saying, "Which is why we would like to stay as we are But if the government want to liberalise the industry, it is their right."

Mahathir was speaking to reporters at a press conference after attending the 'PM Tea with Tun Mahathir' organised by Perodua in Kuala Lumpur today and his statement belied the Najib administration's aggressive policy of liberalisation of our automotive sector, which will come into full effect in 2015.

Mahathir pointed out that other countries were not opening up their automotive sectors to Malaysia, particularly singling out South Korea, Japan and China as no-go areas for Malaysian cars as well as the European Union which imposes strict emissions control requirements that makes it expensive to penetrate their market.

Mahathir, the man responsible for steering Malaysia into the automotive, said, "It is a one way traffic... not fair yet. We should look at our own interests first. Why cater to others when others don't cater to us."



Yes, South Korea and Japan close their doors to Malaysian cars but why does US open up their automotive sector to Toyota and Hyundai cars but not Perodua or Proton cars?

Why? 

All of us know the answer that is Malaysian cars are sub-standard cars.



Rahsia Gadis Murung Terbongkar, Diperkosa Ayah Sendiri

Posted: 29 Oct 2011 11:11 PM PDT

Keningau: Sikap murung dialami gadis berusia 16 tahun akhirnya membongkar rahsianya yang dirogol dua kali oleh bapa kandungnya di rumah mereka di Sook sejak Julai lalu. Gambar fail

Dalam dua kejadian berasingan, tubuh mangsa 'diratah' oleh darah dagingnya ketika ibunya tiada di rumah.

Mangsa yang tidak bersekolah mengalami trauma dan murung berpanjangan selepas kejadian itu sebelum dihidu oleh ibunya apabila mendapati anak gadisnya bersikap pelik.

Akibat tidak mampu menahan desakan ibunya, mangsa menceritakan kelakuan bapanya berusia 51 tahun merogolnya dua kali iaitu pada Julai lalu dan bulan ini ketika ketiadaannya.

Sebaik mengetahui perkara itu, ibu mangsa membuat laporan polis untuk diambil tindakan terhadap suspek.

Ketua Polis Daerah Keningau, Deputi Superintendan Zahari Mohamed berkata, laporan itu dilakukan seminggu selepas kejadian rogol (kedua) berlaku.

"Bagi mengelak kejadian sama berulang, ibu mangsa melaporkan perkara itu kepada polis.

"Mangsa dirogol dua kali pada Julai lalu jam 7 malam dan 21 Oktober jam 2 petang ketika ibunya tiada di rumah," katanya ketika dihubungi, semalam.

Menurut Zahari, suspek berjaya dikesan di rumahnya dan kini ditahan untuk siasatan lanjut.

"Suspek ditahan mengikut Seksyen 376 (3) Kanun Keseksaan yang membawa hukuman penjara sehingga 60 tahun dan sebatan jika sabit kesalahan," katanya. -hm


BUKTI NYATA: Pentadbiran Kerajaan PR Jauh Lebih Baik Dari BN

Posted: 29 Oct 2011 08:47 PM PDT

Data-data terkini menunjukkan prestasi negeri-negeri di bawah kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat jauh lebih baik daripada kerajaan sebelumnya, Barisan Nasional.

Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat melalui twitternya meminta rakyat Malaysia melakukan perbandingan dengan akal yang waras, harakahdaily dipetik. Sbuah jadual memperlihatkan perbandingan berkenaan dengan pendapatan beberapa hasil utama kerajaan-kerajaan negeri semasa di bawah Pakatan Rakyat berbanding dengan semasa dibawah BN.

Di negeri Selangor misalnya, hasil pendapatan daripada pasir, pada tahun 2008, Selangor mencatatkan keuntungan sebanyak RM8.17 juta, pada 2009 RM13.76 juta dan sehingga Jun 2010, RM15.30 juta. Sedangkan semasa BN, pada tahun 2005, pendapatan hasil pasir hanya sebanyak RM3.54 juta, pada 2006 RM4.3 juta dan pada 2007 RM4.29 juta.

Di negeri Kedah, hasil pendapatan daripada pembalakan menunjukkan peningkatan amat ketara selepas Kedah diperintah oleh Pakatan Rakyat.

Sewaktu Kedah diperintah oleh BN, pada 2007 hasil pembalakan cuma RM8 juta tetapi selepas diambil alih oleh Pakatan Rakyat, pada tahun 2009, hsil pendapatan dari balak melonjak RM38 juta dan meningkat lagi pada 2010 kepada RM53 juta.

Bagi negeri Pulau Pinang, bagi pendapatan MPSP kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat telah berjaya menukar semua angka-angka kerugian yang dialami semasa kerajaan BN semenjak tahun 2001-2007 kepada keuntungan selepas ditadbir oleh Pakatan Rakyat pada tahun 2008, 2009 dan 2010. Malah bagi tahun 2010 sehinnga Oktober sahaja, pendapatan MPSP sudah menjangkau RM54.59 juta.

Bagi negeri Kelantan perbandingan dilakukan mengenai hasil pendapatan balak selama 4 tahun pemerintahan BN dan 4 tahun di masa PR(PAS).

Bagi tempoh 1985-1989 semasa di bawah BN, hasil pendapatan balak hanyalah RM8 juta. Tetapi bagi tempoh 1994-1998 semasa di bawah PR(PAS), hasil pendapatan balak melonjak kepada RM355.85 juta.







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