Archive for November, 2011

November 29, 2011

A Sad Day for Malaysia and Future Generations

The BN MPs voted in the Peaceful Assembly Bill 2011 without any Opposition MPs who walked out during the debate.

At the same time, there were over 2,000 lawyers protesting the passing of the bill asking for the bill to be withdrawn. On Saturday, over 300 people gathered peacefully at the KLCC park to protest this same Bill.

But after all that’s said and done, 29 November 2011 will go down in history of Malaysia as a very sad day because the freedom guaranteed to every Malaysian in the Constitution of Malaysia has just been severely curbed.

The Constitutional of Malaysia in Article 10 states that “all citizens have the right to assemble peaceably and without arms“. For a complete reading of the Constitution, you can download the PDF copy here. We Malaysians have a constitutional right to freedom to assemble peaceably but there are also provisions in the Constitution for the Parliament to impose restrictions to this freedom.

However, today, the restriction to this freedom has been passed by Parliament to the peril of the future generations of Malaysians. The insistence of the PM and the Umno MPs is quite alarming and the company of MCA, Gerakan, MIC, etc. have abetted the high speed passing of the damning Bill.

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November 14, 2011

Christmas is Early in Malaysia This Year – RM100 to Students

Many parents received SMS from their children’s teachers informing them to bring their children to specific locations to collect RM100 which is given by the Government.

Many parents are totally in the dark about this because they could not be contacted as the school holidays have started for secondary schools but this is the last week for primary schools. Also creating major headaches will be the mad rush to schools especially when the SPM and STPM exams are underway.

Can you imagine the chaotic logistics in this disbursement for the school principals?

Then there is the highly suspicious rationale in rushing the disbursement for this week. Why was this done all of a sudden? Did Christmas come earlier this year?

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November 13, 2011

MACC Binocular Bullshit

The MACC rushed to investigate the Auditor General report that there was the anomaly of procuring two pairs of binoculars for RM100,000 when a check showed that they could have been bought for a mere RM5,000.

The verdict was that some officers didn’t follow procedure and they would be handled accordingly as an internal matter and the case is now closed.

Try to do that in any private company and the Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) will be slapped on you. The auditor report is crucial to ensure that monies entrusted to officials are properly used for the intended purpose with no impropriety but in Malaysia, even the highest office of anti-corruption can sweep this obvious corruption under the carpet.

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November 13, 2011

A Lot of Cock and Bull These Days’

What is happening to Malaysia these days? The Auditor General reported that the National FeedLot Centre (NFC) project is in a mess. NFC was set up to reduce our dependence of importing beef by 40% and the noble goal of growing our national ability to execute the business of raising meaty cows (and bulls) is admirable.

The Government claims the project was a success supposedly in raising 3,289 heads against a target of 8,000. Since when is spending all the money but making less than 50% of your target a success?

Then there was a soft loan of RM250m to assist NFC and the Khairy explanation of a “like escrow but not escrow account” method of disbursement. NFC states the RM250m in their books but the Government says only RM181m has so far been disbursed. Someone is surely lying but proper accounting doesn’t lie.

Worse still is the revelation that about RM10m was spent on a high-end luxury condominium in Bangsar. And Khairy provided the cock story that it was for good investment. To raise bulls in luxury? Is the the Malaysian version of wagyu beef?

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