March 30, 2012
As if shifting the public focus of NFC to the court is not enough, Noh Omar announced that they will re-tender the project. This is a serious case of shadow play here.
We already commented that Mohammad Salleh, Shahrizat’s husband, will be acquitted as there is really no case. This was done to appease the public outcry as well as the rumblings within Umno. It is a gem of a strategy to shut up the Opposition.
However, even with Shahrizat ending her cabinet post, she remained adamant to retain her Umno Wanita chief post and that struck a major chord of disdain with her Deputy and ex-Wanita Chief Rafidah. Najib managed to keep the internal conflict under wraps and declared that Wanita Chief Shahrizat will lead them into the GE13. Nevertheless, the emotions are still boiling underneath that facade.
To take it a step further, Noh Omar announced to re-tender the NFC Project which now appears as the most foolish step taken thus far. It smacks the faces of Muhyiddin who said the project was successful. It spits into the faces of Malaysians thinking that this solves the NFC fiasco.
The truth is that it doesn’t at all.
This is a feeble attempt to further distract and pull wool over the eyes of the public. This time, the public knows all too well that the attempt smells like a cover up.
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March 26, 2012
“Anwar is not qualified to be a PM”, so cries our PM Najib (read here.)
The reason given was that there were many of Anwar’s close supporters who have left him and that his credibility is gone. Najib cited Chandra Muzzafar, Ezam Mohd Nor, Anuar Shaari and Zulkifli Nordin. Najib said that there were many more and a billboard will not be big enough to show all their pictures.
Najib claims that the Opposition only knows how to sell promises that, in Najib’s opinion, cannot be fulfilled. He calls for the people not to believe Anwar and the Opposition.
Najib made these remarks soon after a barrage of uncouth allegations on Anwar’s sexuality were made public by Nallaaruppan, Ezam, Anuar and Umi Hafilda (Azmin’s sister). This team is probably tasked to smear Anwar to the maximum and are very disposable once their antics are no longer accepted by the public. Utusan Malaysia obviously capitalized on the “news”.
Don’t they know that Malaysians are tired of such trashy antics? People are suffering and tabloid news makes things worse. It makes Malaysians want to puke each time Nalla, Ezam and Umi open their mouth. Unfortunately, that’s all they appear to be good for. Why don’t they spend some time commenting about the highway projects awarded to Umno linked companies? How about NFC? But these cases are too difficult for shallow minds to fathom.
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March 24, 2012
Our Deputy Finance Minister, Awang Adek Hussin, told us in Parliament that we don’t have to worry about our national debt even though we are 2% shy of the theoretical threshold.
“It is not at a critical level at the moment. Our limit or threshold is 55 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), we are now at 53 percent. So you don’t have to worry about it,” he said during Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat today. (read here.)
Such is how our Government is explaining all the worrisome signs of a severely ailing economy. The Government still thinks Malaysians are the dumbest people around and will swallow everything they tell us. On the contrary, Malaysians have come of age and know what is fact and what is fiction and most of all, what is sheer baloney!
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March 20, 2012
Why are we consciously or unconsciously fighting each other? Reports that Anwar doesn’t want to debate with RPK and various accusations hurled around now appear quite unfounded is just a waste of time. Julian Assange only wanted to make a documentary and interview these personalities to enhance his production. No debate whatsoever.
The one debate that we are all waiting for is between Najib and Anwar.
If it is ever possible to wish for a debate of the century, it is this one! A classic in the making that Malaysia has never seen.
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March 18, 2012
On March 12, Salleh Ismail was charged for Criminal Breach of Trust and violating the Companies Act on 3 counts relating to RM49 million. He pleaded not guilty. (read here.)
We have all been following closely to the NFC debacle and how the Opposition Parties, particularly the PKR has played this to the maximum possible. PKR has slowly revealed piece by piece all the dirty laundry related to NFC ever since the Auditor General Report 2010 was tabled in Parliament last October.
Umno on the other hand has been put on the back foot trying to shield the party yet giving all the leeway for Shahrizat to melt into the background. Because this debacle has to do with the raising of cows, the Opposition Parties have been very successful to relate to the various communities across the country on the magnitude of corruption alleged and the people are agreeing as well. This does not augur well for Umno and BN and finally it is curtains down for Shahrizat come 8 April when her senator term expires. Yes, she is not resigning, just expiring and not renewed.
Now with her husband charged in court for CBT, it appears that the BN Government finally came to their senses albeit late. Umno will not want Shahrizat and the NFC debacle to remain its Archilles’ heel. Umno has been stumbling all over itself since the beginning and this latest episode should nail the noise shut.
However, the reality may show that this action is too little, too late. It may very well be a shadow play or wayang kulit that will end up having Salleh acquitted instead. And the reasons may be quite simple.
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March 12, 2012
It was widely reported that Sharizat was resigning from their Cabinet post on April 8. Then came reports that she didn’t submit her resignation letter. To too it off, PM Najib applauded her saying she sacrificed herself for the party.
This was what she was reported to have said.
“On April 8, when my term as senator ends, I will step down as… minister,”
The reality is that this is a play of words. Najib and Sharizat must have had an understanding that she step aside gracefully while helping Umno dodge the NFC bullets.
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March 10, 2012
The long awaited iPad is finally announced. Again, Apple sets a new benchmark for the world of tablets.
This entry is written without ever seeing this new iPad so it amounts to thoughts about the iPad rather than what the actual iPad really is.
Apart from the improved chip A5X to handle the resolution that is 4 times better than the present iPad in the market, the other spec improvement may not give much of a reason to swap out your iPad 2 just yet.
We imagine the wow factor is really the much talked about display at 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). This is even higher in resolution than the high end notebooks and led screens.
CNet reported that this amounted to viewing the led tv for the first time after watching your CRT TVs. It appears to be a galaxy of a difference to the eye and it is not just on paper. You can actually be bowled over by the resolution of the iPad.
That’s why Apple calls this “resolutionary” and we can’t wait to get our hands on this baby to do a first impression review. We have been told that it won’t be long to wait.
March 2, 2012
Our defacto law minister, Nazri Aziz, said “the security of Israel is not important to us. We are concerned about the security of Palestinians” (read here.)
It behooves us Malaysians to wonder why Nazri is more concerned about the security of Palestinians when the security of Malaysians are severely lacking?
What Malaysian security, you may ask?
Allow me to list some food for thought.
- snatch thefts
- home break-ins
- illegal immigrants
- car jacking
- identity cards for aliens
- rare earth
Do you feel safe in Malaysia? Honestly speaking, not sounding politically correct. We are not only high on the corruption index, our crime rate is on the rise contrary to what the authorities want us to believe otherwise. We can make statistics say anything we want if we torture it long enough. We know crime is fast getting out of control and worse in some parts of the country.
Our Government spends countless days trying to explain away our position on Israel and the Palestinians but spend little time paying attention to our security. Why do you think there are so many Guarded and Gated efforts all over the country?
We wonder if our Government have our best interest at heart when they spend untold billions of ringgit under the excuse of national security when they leave us Malaysians in the cold to fend for ourselves?
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