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Ahad, 16 Julai 2017

It's Called Democracy - A Short History For Shahidan Kassim

Dr Mahathir Mohamad will find it difficult to topple Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak even through the 14th General Election (GE14), said Umno supreme council member Shahidan Kassim.

He said this was obvious because Najib was the leader of the Barisan Nasional (BN) which has 132 seats in the Dewan Rakyat compared to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) which has just one.

“To topple Najib through the general election… he has 132 seats and if you want to wrest all that, it is not easy.

“Dr Mahathir ‘s PPBM has only one… so it would be difficult for it to happen,” he said after launching Maran Umno’s Wanita Wing’s Delegates’ Conference in Maran today.

Shahidan, who is also a minister in the prime minister’s department, was commenting on media reports of Mahathir’s admission that he had planned to topple Najib since 2014.

Source: It's Called Democracy - A Short History For Shahidan Kassim
Comment

Shahidan Kassim might like to consider some lessons in democracy, although it is granted that Malaysia is only a partial democracy, thanks to his party cheating the boundaries over 60 years of governance in its own favour.

He could start by considering this year’s election in France, where the charismatic Mr Macron started an entirely new party in the face of national disgust at the existing choices on offer …. and swept to take the Presidency.

Next Macron had to tackle the parliamentary elections, where his newly formed party had no existing seats at all.  No matter, his new party again marched to victory and took the majority of seats, because the French were simply fed up with the entrenched contenders.

There is another older example in a tiny far off democracy that Shahidan might also like to consider.  In the early 1980s in the island of Mauritius the ruling party, which had held power throughout the decades since independence, became embroiled in a corruption scandal.

The government ministers were complascent given their existing large majority, but when the election came their ruling party lost EVERY SINGLE SEAT!

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It's Called Democracy - A Short History For Shahidan Kassim

Dr Mahathir Mohamad will find it difficult to topple Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak even through the 14th General Election (GE14), said Umno supreme council member Shahidan Kassim.

He said this was obvious because Najib was the leader of the Barisan Nasional (BN) which has 132 seats in the Dewan Rakyat compared to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) which has just one.

“To topple Najib through the general election… he has 132 seats and if you want to wrest all that, it is not easy.

“Dr Mahathir ‘s PPBM has only one… so it would be difficult for it to happen,” he said after launching Maran Umno’s Wanita Wing’s Delegates’ Conference in Maran today.

Shahidan, who is also a minister in the prime minister’s department, was commenting on media reports of Mahathir’s admission that he had planned to topple Najib since 2014.

Source: It's Called Democracy - A Short History For Shahidan Kassim
Comment

Shahidan Kassim might like to consider some lessons in democracy, although it is granted that Malaysia is only a partial democracy, thanks to his party cheating the boundaries over 60 years of governance in its own favour.

He could start by considering this year’s election in France, where the charismatic Mr Macron started an entirely new party in the face of national disgust at the existing choices on offer …. and swept to take the Presidency.

Next Macron had to tackle the parliamentary elections, where his newly formed party had no existing seats at all.  No matter, his new party again marched to victory and took the majority of seats, because the French were simply fed up with the entrenched contenders.

There is another older example in a tiny far off democracy that Shahidan might also like to consider.  In the early 1980s in the island of Mauritius the ruling party, which had held power throughout the decades since independence, became embroiled in a corruption scandal.

The government ministers were complascent given their existing large majority, but when the election came their ruling party lost EVERY SINGLE SEAT!

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Jumaat, 14 Julai 2017

PERJUANGAN ‘KE PUNCAK GUNUNG’ TAWARAN HARAPAN KEPADA RAKYAT...

Ini hanyalah permulaan. Namun langkah pertama inilah membawa harapan seterusnya...

Perjuangan sebenar Pakatan Harapan (PH) sudah jelas namun masih banyak perkara yang perlu difikir, dinilai dan dijadikan dasar sebenar pakatan itu  dalam meyakinkan rakyat bahawa inilah pakatan sebenar yang mampu memerintah Malaysia selepas Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU14) nanti.

Dengan logo rasmi PH diumumkan melambangkan puncak gunung, ia menggambarkan berapa gabungan berwarna merah dengan perkataan “HARAPAN” yang dibahagikan oleh sebuah segitiga di tengahnya merupakan lambang  harapan sebuah perjuangan dalam mememuhi kehendak dan tuntutan rakyat.

Ia daripada HARAPAN untuk memenuhi keperluan rakyat Malaysia. Inilah kunci sebenar perjuangan PH.

Warna merah digunakan itu sebenarnya adalah warna asas tiga parti iaitu Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) dan DAP, kecuali AMANAH yang menggunakan warna oren.

Namun  segi tiga digunakan oleh AMANAH untuk logonya dan pastinya kombinasi warna dan ‘A’ yang dibesarkan itu menjadi satu gunung puncak yang tinggi – melambangkan perjuangan padu dan bersasar PH.

Logo baharu itu jika diluluskan pendaftaranya akan digunakan buat kali pertama oleh pembangkang pada pilihan raya umum. Dijangkakan logo akan didaftarkan dengan  Jabatan Pendaftar Pertubuhan (RoS)  selewat-lewatnya dalam tempoh seminggu dari sekarang.

Ini satu perkembangan menggalakan berbanding Pakatan Rakyat yang kini dibubarkan sebelum ini,  menyertai pilihan raya dengan logo masing-masing.

Yang nyata, setidak-tidaknya, semalam tiga (bukan dua) perkara asas sudah dipersetujui dalam PH

Isu kepimpinan PH dan logo yang diperkatakan dengan meluas oleh pengkritik PH sudah dapat diselesaikan malam semalam. Juga mengenai isu pembebasan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Struktur dan logo PH itu  akhirnya berjaya dimuktamadkan selepas mesyuarat majlis presiden bersidang lebih empat jam yang  berlansung di ibu pejabat PKR di Petaling Jaya.

Kejayaan ini pastinya mengejutkan Barian Nasional (BN) yang sebelum ini menggunakan berbagai cara – media sosial dan kenyataan pemimpin mereka -  untuk pecahbelahkan PH dengan berbagai perang saraf mereka kononnya wujud perebutan kepimpinan, selain memperlekehkan mengenai logo PH yang diviralkan sebelum ini.

Namun usaha itu ternyata gagal dan cita-cita pemimpin BN untuk memporak-perandakan pakatan kepimpinan dalam PH,  jelas gagal.

Pastinya ‘pemikir strategi BN’ ketika ini sedang merangka strategi baru untuk cuba melaga-lagakan PKR dan PPBM  agar berlaku pula perselisihan lain, termasuk isu siapa bakal Perdana Menteri selepas PRU14.

Pemimpin atasan PKR dan PPBM perlu pastikan pemimpin bawahan mereka serta penyokong tidak melakukan sesuatu yang boleh mengeruhkan keadaan demi kerancakan PH menggempur BN.

Mereka perlu akur dan mendapatkan maklumat jelas mengenai sesuatu isu dan tidak percaya dengan sebarang maklumat tidak sahih dan yang cuba di’spin’kan oleh musuh mereka.

Untuk AMANAH dan DAP, mereka  perlu berusaha untuk menjamin penyokong mereka dapat menerima lantikan ini dengan baik kerana Setiausaha Agong DAP serta Presiden dan Timbalan Presiden AMANAH, turut berada dalam kedudukan penting.

Sejauh ini secara ringkas PH sudah mengatakan dengan jelas bahawa dalam masa 100 hari selepas membentuk kerajaan sekiranya menang pilihan raya umum akan datang, akan memberi fokus kepada usaha meringankan beban rakyat.

Perkara ini menjadi perjuangan asas semua parti gabungan PH sebelum ini, termasuk menghapuskan cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan (GST) yang mula dilaksanakan pada April 2015.

Selain itu PH juga komited  komited untuk melaksanakan perkara-perkara berikut:

·        1. Memulakan proses reformasi institusi secara menyeluruh;
·        2. Memerangi rasuah hingga ke akar umbi;
·        3. Menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan di-Raja skandal 1MDB;
·        4. Memulihkan FELDA, serta.
·        5. Menstabilkan harga petrol.

Apa yang menarik di sebalik persetujuan mengenai struktur dan logo PH, PH juga berikrar memberi komitmen bahawa proses memohon pengampunan dan pembebasan Anwar akan dimulakan dalam tempoh seminggu selepas PH membentuk kerajaan.

Daripada kenyataan yang  dibacakan oleh Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad selaku Pengerusi PH, amat nyata pakatan itu akan mengemukakan permohonan baru untuk mendapatkan pengampunan bagi Anwar (Anwar  dilarang bertanding sebagai calon pilihan raya selepas dijatuhkan hukuman lima  tahun penjara pada 2015 dan amat nyata beliau akan terlepas untuk bertanding pada PRU14.)

Malah, membaca kenyataan PH yang ditandatangani pemimpin tertinggi PKR, DAP, AMANAH dan PPBM, Dr Mahathir menyatakan bahawa: “Permohonan yang dikemukakan mengikut proses undang-undang ini, dengan perkenan…Yang di-Pertuan Agong, akan membolehkan Anwar kembali mengambil bahagian semula dalam politik negara sepenuhnya.”

Sama ada struktur baharu itu merestui Anwar sebagai calon perdana menteri atau sebaliknya, Dr Mahathir menjelaskan semalam, yang penting Anwar mendapat pengampunan pengampunan diraja dan selepas itu sebarang tindakan perlu melalui proses undang-undang.

Soal siapa Perdana Menteri PH sekiranya menang PRU14 pernah diperkatakan dengan meluas sebelum ini di mana timbul beberapa desakan supaya Dr Mahathir menjawat perdana menteri yang kemudian  melantik Anwar.

Yang nyata, dalam isu ini, masih banyak perkara perlu dilakukan. Kerana itu Dr Mahathir mengatakan
“Yang itu kita akan isytihar tak lama lagi.”

Malah beliau mengakui isu Anwar sebagai Perdana Menteri ini  sesuatu yang tidak dapat dilakukan serta merta “kerana perdana menteri yang akan mengambil alih ini mempunyai tugas yang banyak”.

Apapun, selepas perkara asas PH dapat diselesaikan semalam, tugas mereka ialah menjamin apa yang dirancang berjalan lancer.

Sewajarnya rakyat dan penyokong PH perlu yakin dengan pencapaian ini. Tugas selanjutnya tidak begitu sukar dirancang dan dilaksanakan memandangkan mereka yang memimpin PH kini bukan calang-calang pemimpin.

Selain berpengalaman dalam politik dan pentadbiran, organisasi PH dan pemimpinnya  dilihat  mampu menjayakan harapan rakyat.

Struktur dipersetujui semalam selepas dirundingkan beberapa bulan selain Dr Mahathir ialah Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai Ketua Umum, Presiden PKR Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail sebagai Presiden.

Tiga Timbalan Presidan ialah Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (PPBM), Lim Guan Eng (DAP) dan Mohamad Sabu (AMANAH).

Empat naib presiden daripada setiap parti ialah Timbalan Presiden PKR Datuk Seri Mohamad Azmin Ali, Timbalan Presiden PPBM Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir , Ketua DAP Sarawak Chong Chieng Jen dan Timbalan Presiden AMANAH,  Salahuddin Ayub.

Bekas timbalan menteri Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah dilantik sebagai ketua setiausaha, manakala ahli Parlimen DAP, M Kula Segaran sebagai  bendahari.

Pengumuman ini menamatkan spekulasi sebelum ini bahawa Muhyiddin dilantik sebagai presiden, sementara Anwar sebagai  penasihat dan Wan Azizah sebagai timbalan pengerusi. Azmin pula disepekulasikan  sebagai timbalan presiden, manakala Guan Eng dan Mohamad Sabu pula sekadar menjadi naib presiden Pakatan Harapan.

Malah persetujuan dan pengumuman semalam juga pastinya akan merancakkan lagi momentum menekan pentadbiran Datuk Seri Najib Razak apabila rasuah dan penyelewengan akan dijadikan antara perkara penting dalam strategi PH menundukkan BN.

Di sebalik kejayaan awal ini, pastinya rakyat lega dengan ‘kesepaduan’ itu pastinya mahu melihat dan mengetahui apa yang akan ditawarkan seterusnya oleh pakaran ini menjelang PRU14. nanti.

Melalui kesatuan politik di antara PKR, DAP, AMANAH dan PPBM yang sudah tercapai kini, ia akan menggembleng seluruh kekuatan rakyat untuk memenangi pilihanraya umum ke-14 dan membentuk kerajaan jauh lebih baik daripada BN.

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Jumaat, 7 Julai 2017

Berikut pengakuan ahli politik Barisan Nasional jenis kereta yang mereka miliki?

Berikut pengakuan ahli politik Barisan Nasional jenis kereta yang mereka miliki.

Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Timbalan Menteri Luar dan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno: Saya memiliki sebuah Audi Q7, selain kereta rasmi kerajaan. Biasanya saya gunakan pada waktu malam, ketika pemandu sudah tidak bertugas.

Datuk Sim Kui Hian, Menteri Kerajaan Tempatan Sarawak dan Presiden Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak (SUPP): Saya memakai kereta rasmi kerajaan negeri, BMW (model tidak terperinci). Kereta milik peribadi pula Honda City (2016) dan Toyota Vellfire (2011).
Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, Ahli Parlimen Langkawi dan Ketua Umno Bahagian Langkawi: Hanya sebuah kereta didaftar bawah nama saya, Toyota Vellfire. Memang saya gunakan sebuah ini sahaja.
Datuk Liang Teck Meng, Ahli Parlimen Simpang Renggam, Setiausaha Agung Gerakan dan Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN): Kereta peribadi milik saya adalah Volvo XC60 yang dibeli pada 2013. Selain itu, kereta yang didaftarkan dengan nama saya adalah Toyota Estima untuk kegunaan keluarga, dan Proton Saga untuk kerja di kawasan. Kedua-duanya dibeli 11 tahun lalu.
Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, Ketua Umno Bahagian Sungai Besar: Sekarang saya pakai Toyota Land Cruiser. Saya pakai kereta tidak lama, biasanya selepas setahun saya akan jual. Saya memang ada perniagaan kereta, lebih 10 tahun dan sebelum menyertai politik.
Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz, Adun Semenyih dan Setiausaha Umno Selangor: Sudah hampir 3 tahun saya pakai Toyota Fortuner (2015).
Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin, Ahli Parlimen Kinabatangan dan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno: Kini saya pakai kereta rasmi sebagai pengerusi Felcra, Toyota Vellfire.
Datuk A Kohillan Pillay, Naib Presiden Gerakan dan bekas timbalan menteri luar: Toyota Harrier (2005) dan Toyota Camry (2012).
Datuk Chong Sin Woon, Naib Presiden MCA dan Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan: Saya memakai kereta rasmi kerajaan. Kereta milik peribadi pula cuma sebuah, Honda CR-V (2014) yang dipakai isteri.
Budiman Mohd Zohdi, Ahli Parlimen Sungai Besar dan Adun Sungai Panjang: Toyota Fortuner 3.0 yang dibeli pada 2014 selepas menjadi Adun. Sebelum itu saya ada Honda CR-V dibeli secara terpakai, kini tidak lagi boleh dipakai selepas kemalangan beberapa tahun lalu.
Datuk Paul Low, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri: Dulu saya ada Honda Civic (2006) tetapi sudah menjualnya tahun lalu. Saya sudah ada kereta rasmi, dan tidak suka menggunakan banyak kereta.
Pengakuan ahli politik Barisan Nasional ini semua menggambarkan kehidupan sederhana mereka.

http://suarakami13.blogspot.my/2017/04/kereta-milik-pemimpin-barisan-nasional.html?m=1

Berikut pengakuan ahli politik Barisan Nasional jenis kereta yang mereka miliki?

Berikut pengakuan ahli politik Barisan Nasional jenis kereta yang mereka miliki.

Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Timbalan Menteri Luar dan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno: Saya memiliki sebuah Audi Q7, selain kereta rasmi kerajaan. Biasanya saya gunakan pada waktu malam, ketika pemandu sudah tidak bertugas.

Datuk Sim Kui Hian, Menteri Kerajaan Tempatan Sarawak dan Presiden Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak (SUPP): Saya memakai kereta rasmi kerajaan negeri, BMW (model tidak terperinci). Kereta milik peribadi pula Honda City (2016) dan Toyota Vellfire (2011).
Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, Ahli Parlimen Langkawi dan Ketua Umno Bahagian Langkawi: Hanya sebuah kereta didaftar bawah nama saya, Toyota Vellfire. Memang saya gunakan sebuah ini sahaja.
Datuk Liang Teck Meng, Ahli Parlimen Simpang Renggam, Setiausaha Agung Gerakan dan Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN): Kereta peribadi milik saya adalah Volvo XC60 yang dibeli pada 2013. Selain itu, kereta yang didaftarkan dengan nama saya adalah Toyota Estima untuk kegunaan keluarga, dan Proton Saga untuk kerja di kawasan. Kedua-duanya dibeli 11 tahun lalu.
Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, Ketua Umno Bahagian Sungai Besar: Sekarang saya pakai Toyota Land Cruiser. Saya pakai kereta tidak lama, biasanya selepas setahun saya akan jual. Saya memang ada perniagaan kereta, lebih 10 tahun dan sebelum menyertai politik.
Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz, Adun Semenyih dan Setiausaha Umno Selangor: Sudah hampir 3 tahun saya pakai Toyota Fortuner (2015).
Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin, Ahli Parlimen Kinabatangan dan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno: Kini saya pakai kereta rasmi sebagai pengerusi Felcra, Toyota Vellfire.
Datuk A Kohillan Pillay, Naib Presiden Gerakan dan bekas timbalan menteri luar: Toyota Harrier (2005) dan Toyota Camry (2012).
Datuk Chong Sin Woon, Naib Presiden MCA dan Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan: Saya memakai kereta rasmi kerajaan. Kereta milik peribadi pula cuma sebuah, Honda CR-V (2014) yang dipakai isteri.
Budiman Mohd Zohdi, Ahli Parlimen Sungai Besar dan Adun Sungai Panjang: Toyota Fortuner 3.0 yang dibeli pada 2014 selepas menjadi Adun. Sebelum itu saya ada Honda CR-V dibeli secara terpakai, kini tidak lagi boleh dipakai selepas kemalangan beberapa tahun lalu.
Datuk Paul Low, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri: Dulu saya ada Honda Civic (2006) tetapi sudah menjualnya tahun lalu. Saya sudah ada kereta rasmi, dan tidak suka menggunakan banyak kereta.
Pengakuan ahli politik Barisan Nasional ini semua menggambarkan kehidupan sederhana mereka.

http://suarakami13.blogspot.my/2017/04/kereta-milik-pemimpin-barisan-nasional.html?m=1

Khamis, 15 Jun 2017

RSVP To IGP

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has reiterated his call to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown for her to come to Malaysia to assist the police in investigating the whistleblower site’s claim that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak paid lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah RM9.5 million.

Khalid, however, said that Rewcastle-Brown will not be guaranteed a safe passage in her arrival and return back to London, England.

“I will not guarantee her a safe passage. If she wants to come, she comes and proves whatever accusations that she made.

“If not she will keep on making all sorts of noise, allegations which are baseless,” Khalid told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

The top cop was earlier asked whether Shafee had been called in by the police in relation to police reports lodged against him in the purported RM9.5 million payment.

However, Khalid said that the reports received thus far were “hearsay” based on Sarawak Report.

“I’ve already said that if you (Rewcastle-Brown) want to prove all your allegations, come forward and produce whatever documents you have to show whatever your accusations are correct.

“If not, it remains hearsay,” he added

Source: RSVP To IGP
Comment

Sarawak Report would like to thank the IGP for his generous invitation to visit him in Malaysia, in order to pass information.

However, we do note his refusal to offer ‘safe passage’, which we have to admit provides a slight deterrent.

After all, whilst he claims the information we have provided on corrupt payments to UMNO, prosecutor Shafee and others is “hearsay”, he has at the same conference admitted that our story about his family friendship with a protection racket gangster was correct.

London is by and large a safe and comfortable place, where police chiefs tend to avoid socialising with gangsters and officers refrain from beating up detainees in jail (there are rather a lot of stories about deaths in custody emanating from Malaysia).

So, since the IGP is the man who can provide safe passage and is now openly refusing to do so, we fear that we are going to have to decline his doubtless well-intentioned and gracious offer.

However, we are happy to provide this Bukit Aman sleuth with some tips regarding the matters he is interested in.  To verify the information we have provided, he needs only to persuade his colleague the Attorney General to fulfil his constitutional duty and re-open the task force files on 1MDB.  There before him he will see all the material that we  have been quoting from, which is why anyone who knows anything about the case has been hiding under a stone ever since the material started coming out.

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RSVP To IGP

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has reiterated his call to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown for her to come to Malaysia to assist the police in investigating the whistleblower site’s claim that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak paid lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah RM9.5 million.

Khalid, however, said that Rewcastle-Brown will not be guaranteed a safe passage in her arrival and return back to London, England.

“I will not guarantee her a safe passage. If she wants to come, she comes and proves whatever accusations that she made.

“If not she will keep on making all sorts of noise, allegations which are baseless,” Khalid told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

The top cop was earlier asked whether Shafee had been called in by the police in relation to police reports lodged against him in the purported RM9.5 million payment.

However, Khalid said that the reports received thus far were “hearsay” based on Sarawak Report.

“I’ve already said that if you (Rewcastle-Brown) want to prove all your allegations, come forward and produce whatever documents you have to show whatever your accusations are correct.

“If not, it remains hearsay,” he added

Source: RSVP To IGP
Comment

Sarawak Report would like to thank the IGP for his generous invitation to visit him in Malaysia, in order to pass information.

However, we do note his refusal to offer ‘safe passage’, which we have to admit provides a slight deterrent.

After all, whilst he claims the information we have provided on corrupt payments to UMNO, prosecutor Shafee and others is “hearsay”, he has at the same conference admitted that our story about his family friendship with a protection racket gangster was correct.

London is by and large a safe and comfortable place, where police chiefs tend to avoid socialising with gangsters and officers refrain from beating up detainees in jail (there are rather a lot of stories about deaths in custody emanating from Malaysia).

So, since the IGP is the man who can provide safe passage and is now openly refusing to do so, we fear that we are going to have to decline his doubtless well-intentioned and gracious offer.

However, we are happy to provide this Bukit Aman sleuth with some tips regarding the matters he is interested in.  To verify the information we have provided, he needs only to persuade his colleague the Attorney General to fulfil his constitutional duty and re-open the task force files on 1MDB.  There before him he will see all the material that we  have been quoting from, which is why anyone who knows anything about the case has been hiding under a stone ever since the material started coming out.

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ISU CUKAI PELANCONGAN - ‘RAJA KONTROVERSI’ BEBAS KONGKONGAN NAJIB?

Ada sesetengah pihak kata, lantaklah kalau Menteri Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz dan ‘orang politik Sarawak’ mahu tunjuk ‘siapa besar’.

Nak tunjuk samseng atau siapa betul, itu hak mereka. Namun isunya, bukan soal pertelagahan pendapat dan label-melabel itu sahaja.

Yang penting untuk rakyat tahu ialah ialah kenapa penginapan di bilik hotel itu dikutip dan berapa pula kerajaan beria-ia mahu mendapat untung daripadanya?

Persoalannya juga kenapa begitu sekali terjadi ‘pertelingkahan’ dalam isu ini?

Juga dalam hubungan antara kerajaan pusat dan negeri, Putrajaya boleh melaksanakan apa sahaja dan begitu juga dalam konteks Barisan Nasional (BN), menteri-menteri UMNO boleh cakap dan laksanakan apa sahaja?

Juga apakah kerajaan Pusat termasuk Mohd Nazri atau digelar ‘Raja Kontroversi’ tidak dapatkan pandangan kerajaan negeri sebelum dilaksanakan?

Atau memang hak kerajaan pusat dan kerajaan negeri ‘perlu ikut sahaja’.

Juga apakah Mohd Nazri melihat kepada keupayaan beliau dan kementeriannya menjana pendapatan yang besar untuk Putrajaya pimpinan Datuk Seri Najib Razak?

Cukai ini dikuatkuasakan kesan Rang Undang-Undang Cukai Pelancongan yang diluluskan di parlimen pada sidang yang lalu. Ini bermakna sudah dibahaskan di Parlimen, namun pelaksanaannya mungkkin tidak dijangka begitu cepat.

ADUN  Batu Lintang dari PKR, See Chee How berpendapat  kerajaan pusat tidak ada hak dalam hal berkenaan industri pelancongan di Sarawak, dan ini dilihat dengan penubuhan kementerian pelancongan peringkat negeri pada 1985.

“Hanya pada 1994, kerajaan persekutuan memperkenalkan pindaan kabur dan meragukan menerusi rang undang-undang Pindaan Perlembagaan untuk menyenaraikan pelancongan dalam senarai persekutuan,” kata See.

Bagaimanapun, tidak ada rundingan atau persetujuan daripada kerajaan Sarawak dalam mengambil alih pelancongan yang merupakan perkara belum diperhalusi sebelum ia dijadikan bidang kuasa persekutuan pada 1994.

Kelmarin, Persatuan Hotel Malaysia (MAH) dengan keahlian lebih 900 pengusaha hotel di seluruh Malaysia berkata  pihaknya masih lagi tidak jelas bagaimana mahu melaksanakan cukai itu, yang dijangka pada kadar antara RM2.50 dan RM20 dikenakan bagi penginapan semalaman.

Presiden MAH Cheah Swee Hee menegaskan,  pihaknya masih tidak tahu mekanisme untuk mengutip cukai pelancongan, dan jumlah caj bil cukai dikenakan kepada pelancong untuk menginap.

“Saya rasa 1 Julai itu tak ada siapa boleh buat,” kata Cheah. Menurutnya, tempoh masa itu tidak memadai bagi pengusaha hotel membuat persiapan.

Pertelagahan antara Mohd Nazri dengan orang politik Sarawak mempekukukkan pendapat bahawa cukai ini sewajarnya dikaji perlaksanaannya secacara mendalam terlebih dahulu, walaupun sudah diuluskan oleh Parlimen..

Jika ada negeri yang kurang bersetuju – tidak seperti beberapa negeri yang ikut sahaja, malah Terengganu mengalu-alukan cukai berkenaan sementara Melaka mengatakan ia tidaak ada masalah - rundingan perlu dibuat terlebih dahulu.

Sarawak melihat akan kesan jika dikenakan cukai berkenaan dan sebagai negeri yang bergantung kuat kepada hasil pelancongan, sudah pasti ia bimbang dengan pelaksanaannya.

Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian, Kebudayaan, Belia dan Sukan Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah sebelum ini membuat gesaan agar kerajaan persekutuan menangguhkan pelaksanaan cukai pelancongan yang bakal berkuatkuasa 1 Ogos depan.

Karim turut mengaitkan mengenai Perjanjian Malaysia dalam meminta cukai itu ditangguhkan di Sabah dan Sarawak.

Hanya dengan menyuarakan pendapat, Mohd Nazri terus berang dan mengatakan Menteri Sarawak  berkenaan sebagai  “setahun jagung dan masih budak lagi” dan pastinya dianggap suatu penghinaan terhadap Abdul Karim yang telah diberi kepercayaan oleh pucuk kepimpinan negeri.

Pemimpin politik Sarawak berpendapat sebagai sebuah keluarga besar dalam BN apa juga isu terutama menyentuh sensitiviti rakyat di mana-mana peringkat, seharusnya ditangani secara musyawarah dalam semangat BN dan bukannya menerusi kenyataan umum atau menerusi hebahan media kerana ia boleh mencetuskan kemarahan nitizen.

Pengerusi Pemuda BN Sarawak Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, berkata kenyataan Nazri kasar dan tidak melambangkan semangat kekeluargaan dalam BN.

"Pemuda BN Sarawak mengecam kenyataan Nazri terhadap Abdul Karim yang kasar dan tidak melambangkan semangat kekeluargaaan dalam Islam,” kata Fadillah yang jga Menteri Kerjaraya.

Beliau mengatakan, perkara seperti ini boleh dibincang malah perlu hormati perbezaan pendapat dan seterusnya mengambil kesempatan itu untuk bermuafakat bagi mendapatkan penyelesaian terbaik kepada semua perkara.

Katanya, tindakan melabelkan sebagai 'samseng' juga tidak wajar sama sekali kerana ia bukan sahaja penghinaan kepada individu terbabit malah boleh menjejaskan imej parti, apa lagi samseng bukanlah budaya dalam BN, apatah lagi dalam PBB.

Bekas Ketua Setiausaha Politik Ketua Menteri, yang kini Menteri Muda di Pejabat Ketua Menteri (Hubungan Korporat), Abdullah Saidol (kanan), memuji tindakan Abdul Karim kerana ia berkait tentang hak negeri.

“Raja kontroversi” itu dilihat terlalu angkuh dan sombong, hingga sanggup melabel menteri negeri yang setaraf dan sejawatan dengannya sebagai “setahun jagung”, ” tidak cerdik” dan “samseng” — sesuatu yang tidak dapat diterima rakyat Sarawak,” katanya mengulas kenyataan Mohd Nazri.

Dengan sedikit emosi, Abdullah menulis di Facebooknya: “Engkau ingat kita di Sarawak ini boleh dikotak-katik macam tu saja? Kenapa tiba-tiba cakap pasal “samseng” pula? Samseng sangat ke awak tu? Jangan fikir tahap samseng awak saja?”

Menurut beliau perangai ‘feudalism’ atau ‘kebangsawanan’ Mohd Nazri seperti inilah yang membuat rakyat meluat dan menyampah dengan budaya politik dalam negara kita sekarang ini.

Persoalannya, apakah Mohd Nazri kini merasakan begitu berpengaruh dan tidak akan ditegur oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak jika pun mengeluarkan kata-kata kesat kepada rakan politik mereka?

Apakah Nazri tidak peduli lagi soal sensitiviti yang sering ditimbulkan oleh orang politik Sarawak dan beberapaa ‘autonomi’ yang sudah diberikan Najib kepada Sarawak?

Dengan mengatakan,  "Tak payahlah bangkitkan agreement tu. Kami tahulah," Nazri menunjukkan bahawa beliau memang mahir mengenai kedudukan Sarawak dalam Malaysia malah menegaskan bahawa cukai baru itu sebahagian daripada cukai persekutuan.

Nazri mempertahankan bahawa kerajaan membuat keputusan untuk menjadikannya sebagai cukai kerajaan persekutuan bagi mengelakkan kekeliruan. "Bila jadi cukai federal tak berbangkit soal kita rampas hak Sarawak," tegasnya.

Dalam konteks ini, apakah bagi Mohd Nazri, beliau hanya melihat sumbangan beliau dan kementerian beliau kepada kepentingan negara ketika ini tanpa mempedulikan ‘perasaan negeri-negeri’?

Apa kepentingan negara ini? Yang nyata memerlukan pendapatan yang besar untuk menampung kehilangan dana negara kerana membanyar berbagai hutang, termasuk hutang negara, hutang diakibatkan penyelewengan melalui 1Malaysia Development Berhaad (1MDB) dan banyak lagi.

Yang jelas, pelaksanaan cukai pelancongan membolehkan kerajaan mengutip sehingga RM654 juta jika kadar penginapan adalah pada 60 peratus.

Laporan Tahunan Program Transformasi Negara, berkata resit pelancongan tahun 2015 merosot sebanyak empat peratus kepada RM69.1 bilion berbanding RM72 bilion bagi tahun 2014.

Apakah pengenalan cukai pelancongan ini suatu langkah terdesak kerajaan untuk mencari dana tambahan?

Ketika berbahas di Dewan Rakyat pada April lalu untuk meluluskan rang undang-undang Cukai Pelancongan 2017, Mohd Nazri berkata cukai boleh memberikan kerajaan sebanyak RM654.62 juta, berdasarkan kadar penginapan melibatkan 11 juta bilik di negara ini mencapai 60%.

Pada 6 Jun lalu, Mohd Nazri mengumumkan cukai pelancongan berkuatkuasa 1 Ogos yang akan menyaksikan pelanggan, termasuk rakyat tempatan perlu membayar sehingga RM20 bagi penginapan sebuah bilik hotel semalaman.

Kadar cukai berkenaan ialah RM20 untuk hotel bertaraf lima bintang; RM10 untuk hotel bertaraf empat bintang; RM5 untuk hotel bertaraf satu hingga tiga bintang dan RM2.50 untuk hotel bertaraf satu hingga tiga orkid serta yang tidak ditarafkan.

Gara-gara pertelingkahan ini Sarawak membuat keputusan segera untuk daripada  Lembaga Pelancongan M'sia berkuat kuasa serta-merta hari ini.

Keputusan itu dibuat selepas kerajaan negeri berpendapat penyertaan dalam lembaga itu mempunyai pertindihan tugas serta peranan dengan Lembaga Penggalakan Pelancongan Sarawak.

Cukai itu tidak termasuk cukai barang dan perkhidmatan (GST) serta caj perkhidmatan. Bagaimanapun, bilik berdaftar dengan kerajaan di bawah program homestay dikecualikan daripada cukai berkenaan.

Turut dikecualikan ialah premis yang menyediakan penginapan kurang daripada 10 bilik, serta yang disenggara institusi agama, kerajaan dan badan-badan berkanun untuk tujuan bukan komersil.

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Selangor beri bantuan khas Aidilfitri 2 bulan gaji

Shah Alam - Menteri Besar Selangor Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali hari ini mengumumkan bantuan khas kewangan sempena Aidilfitri sebanyak dua bulan gaji kepada kakitangan kerajaan negeri yang akan dibayar 21 Jun ini.

Beliau berkata seramai 17,703 penjawat awam Selangor bakal menerima bantuan kewangan khas itu yang membabitkan peruntukan RM63.3 juta.

“Ini adalah tanda penghargaan kepada penjawat awam di atas komitmen dan dedikasi mereka dalam memaju dan membangunkan negeri Selangor.

“Dan ini juga adalah berdasarkan prestasi kewangan semasa dan sebab itu kita bersetuju memberikan bantuan ini kepada penjawat awam,” katanya ketika berucap pada Majlis Rapat Ramadan Penjawat Awam bersama Menteri Besar Selangor di Auditorium Dewan Jubli Perak di sini.
Beliau berharap pemberian bantuan khas itu dapat meringankan beban kewangan penjawat awam negeri bagi persiapan menyambut Aidilfitri.

Dalam pada itu Mohamed Azmin berkata kerajaan negeri Selangor turut bercadang untuk memberikan satu lagi insentif kewangan kepada penjawat awam pada penghujung tahun ini, namun ia tertakluk kepada prestasi jabatan dan anggota perkhidmatan awam negeri.

“(Jumlah) insentif itu akan kita umumkan kelak dan ia bergantung kepada prestasi jabatan dan anggota. Sekiranya mereka berkhidmat dengan lebih cemerlang, sudah tentu mereka mendapat ganjaran lebih besar,” katanya. - Bernama

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Isnin, 12 Jun 2017

FGV KEBANGGAAN NAJIB KINI DILANDA KEMELUT, TETAPI...

Memalu dan memilukan apabila syarikat konglomerat negara,  Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) dilanda kemelut akibat pertelingkahan antara Pengerusi dan Presiden/Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulannya.

Apa pun kita bersyukur kerana kemelut ini mungkin akan mendedahkan banyak lagi isu lain yang menyebabkan FGV sudah menjadi begitu ‘kecil’ berbanding ketika dilancarkan sebelum ini.

FGV mulanya dilihat gah. Namun kini kedudukannya begitu kerdil apabila nilai pasaran sahamnya menjunam berbanding ketika dibuka bernilai RM4.55 seunit yang kononnya akan berlaku menjadi 'durian runtuh' buat warga FELDA.

'Durian’ itu kini benar-benar runtuh dan merudum hingga ke paras RM1.40-RM1.90 seunit.

Ini belum lagi dilihat kepada kerugian yang dialaminya kepada hampir RM100 juta tetapi anehnya Pengerusinya, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad tetap kekal dikerusinya.

Mengapa demikian? Apakah ada ‘pelindung besar’ buat Mohd Isa? Atau memang beliau tidak boleh disentuh dan tidak akan ada sesiapa pun boleh menjatuhnya?

Kebal, iaitulah perkataan sesuai untuk Mohd Isa di kerusi Pengerusi FGV.

Dalam kedudukan kemelut sebegini, adilkah menggantung tugas satu pihak sementara satu pihak lagi dikekalkan pada ketika siasatan membabitkan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah (SPRM) akan dijalankan?

Betul juga apabila Presiden dan Ketua Pengarah Urusan FGV,  Datuk Zakaria Arshad mempersoalkan kenapa beliau digantung tugas atau diminta lepaskan jawatan.

Apakah beliau bersalah? Ketegasnya untuk tidak melepaskan jawatannya selagi tidak didapati bersalah adalah tindakan wajar.

Asalnya dikatakan hanya ribut kecil,namun kini sudah menjadi taufan dan sudah pasti kes ini bukan sahaja mendapat perhatian dalam negara tetapi juga di luar negara.

Pertelingkahan yang menyebabkan penggantungan dibuat terhadap Zakaria dibuat selepas beliau menolak permintaan Mohd Isa untuk meletakkan jawatan.

Ia  berhubung dakwaan salah laku yang berkaitan dengan pembayaran kepada sebuah syarikat Afghan.

Lembaga Pengarah FGV turut mengarahkan Ketua Pegawai Kewangan Kumpulan Ahmad Tifli Mohd Talha, bercuti susulan siasatan yang telah dilakukan oleh syarikat audit, PricewaterhouseCoopers yang tidak boleh dinyatakan kepada umum.

Tidak diketahui sejauh mana benar dakwaan  bahawa kemelut menjadi serius gara-gara  Isa gagal memperkudakan Zakaria dalam beberapa keinginan beliau untuk dijayakan.

Kelmarin Mohd Isa menolak dakwaan blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin bahawa  beliau cuba menyingkirkan Zakaria pada mesyuarat Lembaga Pengarah Jumaat lalu.

Mohd Isa bagaimanapun menafikan mesyuarat tersebut hanya membincangkan mengenai penyingkiran Zakaria, sebaliknya banyak perkara lain dibincangkan.

Zakaria, dalam surat kepada  Mohd Isa, menafikan beliau telah melanggar kod tadbir urus korporat dan berkata pembayaran itu telah diluluskan oleh pendahulunya.

Namun puncanya apa  sehingga timbul kemelut kepimpinan dan apa pula kesan dan penyudahnya?

Kemelut dikatakan mempunyai kaitan dengan tunggakan bayaran kepada anak syarikatnya FGV Delima Oil Products Sdn Bhd dengan sebuah syarikat pembeli minyak sawit luar negara.

Menariknya tidak sampai sebulan, iaitu pada 24 Mei 2016 lalu Zakaria begitu bangga mengatakan FGV ialah  salah sebuah konglomerat minyak sawit utama di Malaysia memainkan peranan penting dalam program pembangunan tanah dan penempatan pertama di negara ini, Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (FELDA).

Namun sejak kelmarin, nampaknya FGV berada dalam kedudukan yang mencemaskan pelabur dan mungkin agensi kerajaan itu sendiri.

Pelik apabila Raja Petra mendakwa Mohd Isa cuba menyingkirkan presiden Zakaria bagi menutup dakwaan salah laku rasuah.

Apakah memang berlaku rasuah dalam FGV?

Isa berang dengan tuduhan itu, malah apabila seorang wartawan akhbar arus perdana mengemukankan soalan apakah benar truduhan Raja Petra itu mengugut mahu menyaman wartawan itu.

“Kamu buat kenyataan ini, saya saman awak,” katanya ketika menjawab soalan itu dalam sidang media di Menara Felda, Kuala Lumpur kelmarin.

Zakaria pula setakat ini mempertahankan diri dan enggan berundur serta berhujah proses pembayaran dan syarat kredit yang digunapakai Delima Oil itu sudah dilaksanakan sebelum beliau menjadi CEO lagi.

Bagaimanapun, selepas Zakaria dicutikan, Mohd Isa  mengumumkan siasatan audit dalaman akan dibuat ke atas Zakaria serta mengalu-alukan siasatan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM).

Zakaria pula sudah ke SPRM dan mahu SPRM menyiasat keseluruhan operasi FGV bagi menilai sekiranya berlaku sebarang penyalahgunaan kuasa.

SPRM pula menyatakan kesediaanya untuk membuat siasatan walaupun Timbalan Ketua Pesuruhjaya (Operasi) SPRM Datuk Azam Baki mengatakan  SPRM terlebih dahulu perlu meneliti laporan yang dibuat jika ada berlaku salah guna kuasa atau rasuah.

SPRM telah menerima beberapa maklumat sebelum ini berhubung isu yang sama, walau bagaimanapun siasatan hanya akan tertumpu kepada isu salah guna kuasa serta rasuah dan bukannya isu peribadi pemberi maklumat.

Malah Zakaria menegaskan berusaha menghalang pelaburan ratusan juta yang dibuat oleh lembaga pengarah syarikat tersebut yang disifatkannya sebagai "tidak masuk akal".

Antara pelaburan itu, katanya, adalah rancangan bernilai 100 juta pound sterling (kira-kira RM551 juta) untuk pengembangan Felda Cambridge Nanosystems Ltd , sebuah syarikat nano karbon, yang kerugian RM117 juta dalam tempoh tiga hingga empat tahun lepas.

"Sekarang mereka (lembaga FGV) mahu mengembangkannya, mereka memerlukan 100 juta pound lagi. Bagi saya ini adalah tidak masuk akal, kami sebuah syarikat perladangan," beliau dipetik sebagai berkata oleh The Star.

Pelaburan lain, adalah rancangan untuk menghabiskan RM300 juta bagi membeli 30 peratus pegangan dalam sebuah kilang krimer, yang dimiliki oleh sebuah syarikat yang menjalankan perniagaan bukan teras.

Zakaria juga melahirkan rasa tidak puas hati mengenai amalan rundingan terus. "Terdapat contoh-contoh lain, rundingan langsung, kontrak langsung ... Saya telah diberi kepercayaan untuk menguruskan syarikat tetapi apabila saya mahu menguatkuasakan dengan tegas, maka ini apa yang berlaku," katanya.

Turut masuk campur dalam kemelur ini ialah Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan (ANAK) yang menyifatkan arahan  Zakaria bercuti sebagai mangsa terbaru Mohd Isa.

Presidennya, Mazlan Aliman mendakwa Mohd Isa ketika menjadi Pengerusi FELDA bertindak “menyejuk bekukan” pengarah besar ketika itu – Datuk Zulkifli Abdul Wahab yang tidak disenanginya.

Ia  disusuli dengan pengganti Zulkifli, Datuk Faizoull Ahmad yang turut “disejuk bekukan” sehingga beliau didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen baru-baru ini.

Dengan kata lain, Mazlan mendakwa daripada awal, Mohd Isa memang tidak menyenangi Zakaria.

Aktivis Felda PAS Naraza Muda pula melihat alasan berhubung tunggakan bayaran sebuah syarikat asing kepada anak syarikat FGV Delima hanya “isu teknikal” untuk mengketepikan Zakaria.

Naraza mengingatkan bahawa presiden FGV sebelum ini juga pernah mengalami nasib hampir sama apabila kontrak tidak disambung.

Naraza juga membuat spekulasi perkembangan dalaman Felda itu sebenarnya mempunyai kaitan dengan urus niaga dengan syarikat China.

“Ramai bekas kakitangan Felda menggagap Mohd Isa gagal memperkudakan Datuk Zakaria dalam beberapa keinginan beliau (Mohd Isa) dijayakan,” dakwanya.

Malah Naraza berpendapat, apa yang berlaku kepada Felda sejak Mohd Isa dilantik menjadi pengerusi Felda pada tahun 2011 sehingga di pecat awal tahun ini, peneroka Felda perlu menyokong dan berdiri teguh di belakang Zakaria.

Ini  kerana Zakaria cuba memacu dan membawa FGV ke landasan betul dengan apa yang dialami FGV sejak disenaraikan di BSKL.

Belum dapat dipastikan sama ada tindakan terhadap  Zakaria itu sebagai suatu kesilapan pada ketika beliau dikatakan sedang melaksanakan misinya untuk memperbetulkan kepincangan dalam syarikat itu.

Sewajarnya beliau diberikan ruang dan siasatan oleh SPRM perlu dilakukan dengan adil dan pendapat yang mengatakan penstrukturan FELDA yang dilakukan Tan Sri Shahrir Samad tidak akan mendatangkan kesan, selagi Isa menjadi pengerusi FGV juga belum dapat disahkan.

Yang sahnya kemelut ini akan mendedahkan banyak perkara dalam FGV yang  sering dibangga-banggakan oleh Perdana Menteri.

Mohd Isa yang dilantik oleh Datuk Seri Najib Razak ternyata walaupun mempunyai sokongan padu yang kuat tetapi rekod membuktikan bahawa era Mohd Isa sebagai Pengerusi FGV, telah berlaku penyelewengan di Felda Iffco Gida Sanayi, sebuah anak syarikat yang dimiliki 50 peratus saham oleh FGV di Turki, dengan kerugian saham luar biasa sebanyak RM57 juta.

Penyelewengan tersebut telah menyebabkan kerugian suku ketiga FGV yang berakhir 30 September 2016 melebar daripada RM33.9 juta tahun yang lalu ke RM94.86 juta.

Apakah Mohd Isa akan terus berada di kerusinya selepas ini?

Jika terus dikekalkan, dia dikekalkan untuk kepentingan siapa?

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When In A Hole Don't Dig Deeper

Former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan has questioned the validity of Sarawak Report‘s allegation that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak paid prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah RM9.5 million….

“So how can the RM9.5 million be paid to the lawyer if the account was already closed? I think this claim is not true as the payment was (alleged to have been) made on Sept 11, 2013 and Feb 17, 2014,” Musa said in a press conference in Petaling Jaya….

Dismissing Sarawak Report‘s allegation as slander, Musa said he too was a victim to such claims when he was investigating the first sodomy allegation against Anwar in 1998.

“I was also a victim of slander, I was accused of receiving RM5 million from (former prime minister) Dr Mahathir Mohamad which was supposedly put in my accounts in Singapore.

“But this is not true because I did not receive the RM5 million,” he said.

Meanwhile, citing a police report which was made based on the claims by Sarawak Report, Musa said the report was therefore false in nature.

“I hope the police will conduct investigations under Section 182 of the Penal Code for giving false information,” he added

Source: When In A Hole Don't Dig Deeper, Malaysiakini
Comment

Imagine holding a press conference to make a loud statement to the media about something that is not directly related to yourself, when you haven’t even thoroughly checked the facts.

This is what Musa Hassan, a former IGP has done.  What a nightmare it must have been to work for someone that careless in a top position.

If Musa had properly examined the facts (read Sarawak Report for example) he would have noted that from day one we made clear that one of Najib’s personal accounts (no 2112022009694), the one which received $681 million in March 2013, was closed the following August:

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However, our article about Shafee’s payments quite clearly cites a later account Najib opened, into which money from SRC International was paid (a subsidiary of 1MDB).

This was account number 2112022011906, which remained open until we broke the scandal in 2015.  Getting these sorts of details right are the bread and butter of investigative work and something this senior officer ought to have been taught in police college.

It is lucky he is now retired and perhaps he should keep it that way, instead of digging his friends into deeper holes, when they themselves are plainly deciding that silence is the better option.

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Isnin, 22 Mei 2017

Orb Solutions - Total Bill Tops RM68 Million! EXCLUSIVE

Orb Solutions - Total Bill Tops RM68 Million! EXCLUSIVE

Sarawak Report has obtained further details on the expenditures made by Najib Razak on a mysterious company named Orb Solutions from money which he stole from 1MDB.

It was originally understood that Orb, which developed an App detailing ‘news and achievements’ by Najib Razak, received RM2 million for the job.  However, we have now been passed details of at least 24 separate payments made to the company between 2011 and 2014 totalling a staggering RM68 million.

Given that this was all public money, paid from accounts in the name of Najib Razak which were funded by 1MDB, more information should surely have been obtained by investigators into the purpose of Orb Solutions Sdn Bhd.

Just some of the payments listed for Orb Solutions...
Just some of the payments listed for Orb Solutions…

The main Director and registered shareholder of KL registered Orb Solutions Sdn Bhd, Amhari Nazaruddin, has been with the company since its incorporation in 2010, not long after Najib became PM and the first money was stolen from the 1MDB PetroSaudi deal.

Astonishingly, Nazaruddin is himself a public servant based in the Prime Minister’s Office.  He was joined by a second director in 2015, a senior Astra executive named Har Kok Kit, who is now registered as a 50% shareholder.

PM's civil servant received RM68 million into his company paid from 1MDB stolen funds
PM’s civil servant received RM68 million into his company paid from 1MDB stolen funds

Nazaruddin describes himself as a ‘Special Officer to the Prime Minister’, who works directly with Najib and who is also a Director of the Economic Division.  He explains he has a special interest in “Communications, Media, Political Campaigns and Digital Communication”,which would appear to be a main focus of Orb Solutions.

So, what on earth exactly was all that public money ploughed into Orb Solutions for?

A major obsession of the Najib premiership has certainly appeared to have been the promotion of positive propaganda on behalf of the Prime Minister, whilst at the same time supporting ‘Black PR’ campaigns against his perceived adversaries, which he frequently describes as ‘Media Warfare’ and ‘Cybertrooping’.

Although, Najib openly admits to the practice of ‘Cybertrooping’, very little of this sphere of activity is ever conducted in an open and legitimate fashion.  Anonymous attacks, deliberate disinformation, defamation and negative comments are the stock in trade of these campaigns and all these tactics have poured out of Malaysia against government critics (including Sarawak Report) in recent years.

So is it this form of covert activity what Orb Communications has been fed such staggering sums of money to orchestrate?  It is certainly time we learnt more about the exact purpose of this company hired by Najib at such public expense out of misappropriated cash.

Mr Nazaruddin should be further grilled by the Public Accounts Committee (and investigators) to explain how he as a civil servant received such vast sums of money from his direct boss into his own private company of which he is the formal shareholder.

He should also be probed over moonlighting with this major private enterprise alongside his official public job, unless of course he was fronting for his boss?  Mr Nazaruddin’s closeness to the Prime Minister was publicly highlighted just last month when ‘well placed Malaysian inside sources’ told the Straits Times that he was instrumental in framing the controversial settlement with IPIC over money owed due to 1MDB:

“The executive disclosed that that other key players in the negotiations included Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin, who is a senior advisor to Mr Najib, and senior officials from Abu Dhabi’s Executive Affairs Authority, a special government agency that provides strategic advice to the Gulf state’s rulers.” [Straits Times]

With evidence like this unearthed by the MACC and other Task Force investigations Malaysians have a right to once again ask what on earth did AG Apandi think he was doing trying to close down the investigation in to 1MDB’s stolen money?

http://sarawakreport.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=57b26bbe9d2acafa19363b0d2&id=5eda8827cb&e=d806eda40a

Khamis, 13 April 2017

UMNO Dan BN Bakal Jadi Pembangkang Selepas PRU 14?

Kajian DAP mendapati ‘tsunami’ politik mungkin terus berlaku dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) bakal menjadi pembangkang buat pertama kali pasca pilihan raya umum ke-14.

“Terdapat beberapa faktor yang memungkinkan BN kalah dalam pilihan raya, sekaligus mencipta sejarah menjadi pembangkang buat pertama kali di peringkat Persekutuan.

“Strategi ‘ketuanan Melayu’ Umno tanpa menghiraukan sensitiviti parti komponen BN lain antara faktor yang menyumbang kepada kekalahan teruk MCA, MIC dan Gerakan dalam PRU 2008 dan 2013.

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“Ia ditambah dengan kegagalan Umno memperluaskan pengaruhnya dalam masyarakat Melayu sejak 2013 sehingga dilihat terpaksa bekerjasama dengan PAS bagi mewujudkan pola penentangan antara Melayu dan bukan Melayu,” jelas Chin Tong yang juga ahli Parlimen Kluang dalam blognya.

Mengulas lanjut, Chin Tong berkata, BN turut berharap gabungan Umno dengan PAS akan memenangi cukup kerusi untuk membentuk kerajaan akan datang.

Bagaimanapun, ujarnya, tindakan Umno itu menimbulkan masalah lain dengan pengundi bukan Melayu dari semenanjung termasuk majoriti di Sabah dan Sarawak mula menjarakkan diri dari parti itu.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak juga, katanya, yang kini dianggap liabiliti kepada Umno ekoran skandal 1MDB serta dasar membebankan seperti cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan (GST), kenaikan harga minyak, potongan bajet kesihatan dan pendidikan boleh menyumbang kepada kekalahan BN.

“Pihak yang marah dengan sikap pemimpin Umno itu telahpun menubuhkan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) dan parti tersebut telah membuka jalan kepada kawasan yang sebelum ini tidak dapat dimasuki oleh pakatan pembangkang,” ujarnya.

Malah, beliau menjelaskan, BN hanya menang tipis dengan kurang 55 peratus undi di 60 daripada 133 kerusi Parlimen yang dimenangi mereka dalam PRU 2013.

Selain itu, berdasarkan pemerhatian akar umbi katanya, pakatan pembangkang khususnya BERSATU bakal memberi tentangan hebat antaranya di Langkawi dan Kubang Pasu menjadikan Kedah antara negeri yang mampu dirampas pembangkang daripada BN.

https://ataspagar.com/201719314/

Rabu, 12 April 2017

UMNO Dan BN Bakal Jadi Pembangkang Selepas PRU 14?

Kajian DAP mendapati ‘tsunami’ politik mungkin terus berlaku dengan Barisan Nasional (BN) bakal menjadi pembangkang buat pertama kali pasca pilihan raya umum ke-14.

“Terdapat beberapa faktor yang memungkinkan BN kalah dalam pilihan raya, sekaligus mencipta sejarah menjadi pembangkang buat pertama kali di peringkat Persekutuan.

“Strategi ‘ketuanan Melayu’ Umno tanpa menghiraukan sensitiviti parti komponen BN lain antara faktor yang menyumbang kepada kekalahan teruk MCA, MIC dan Gerakan dalam PRU 2008 dan 2013.

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“Ia ditambah dengan kegagalan Umno memperluaskan pengaruhnya dalam masyarakat Melayu sejak 2013 sehingga dilihat terpaksa bekerjasama dengan PAS bagi mewujudkan pola penentangan antara Melayu dan bukan Melayu,” jelas Chin Tong yang juga ahli Parlimen Kluang dalam blognya.

Mengulas lanjut, Chin Tong berkata, BN turut berharap gabungan Umno dengan PAS akan memenangi cukup kerusi untuk membentuk kerajaan akan datang.

Bagaimanapun, ujarnya, tindakan Umno itu menimbulkan masalah lain dengan pengundi bukan Melayu dari semenanjung termasuk majoriti di Sabah dan Sarawak mula menjarakkan diri dari parti itu.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak juga, katanya, yang kini dianggap liabiliti kepada Umno ekoran skandal 1MDB serta dasar membebankan seperti cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan (GST), kenaikan harga minyak, potongan bajet kesihatan dan pendidikan boleh menyumbang kepada kekalahan BN.

“Pihak yang marah dengan sikap pemimpin Umno itu telahpun menubuhkan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) dan parti tersebut telah membuka jalan kepada kawasan yang sebelum ini tidak dapat dimasuki oleh pakatan pembangkang,” ujarnya.

Malah, beliau menjelaskan, BN hanya menang tipis dengan kurang 55 peratus undi di 60 daripada 133 kerusi Parlimen yang dimenangi mereka dalam PRU 2013.

Selain itu, berdasarkan pemerhatian akar umbi katanya, pakatan pembangkang khususnya BERSATU bakal memberi tentangan hebat antaranya di Langkawi dan Kubang Pasu menjadikan Kedah antara negeri yang mampu dirampas pembangkang daripada BN.

https://ataspagar.com/201719314/

Isnin, 27 Mac 2017

Najib's UK Pal Behind Geneva's University Based 1MDB Snooper?

The web of coincidences continues within the increasingly small world of Najib’s international friends.

On Friday the Swiss newspaper Le Temps produced a major investigation into the Swiss academic cum private investigator, Nicolas Giannakopoulos, whom Sarawak Report had exposed for snooping around 1MDB.

Le Temps established that, amongst other things, Giannakopoulos is an agent for the ‘big data’ SLC Group, also known as Cambridge Analytica, whose Southeast Asia office in based in KL. SLC specialises in influencing election outcomes and its Malaysia boss is an established BN public relations organiser.

Interestingly, it has been pointed out that one of the key shareholders of this British based company is none other than the UK politician, Lord Marland.

Shareholder og the compant employing Giannakopoulos in Switzerland
Shareholder of the company employing Giannakopoulos in Switzerland

Jonathan Marland, the businessman turned UK Lord, has had a prominent and close association with Najib, which burgeoned after this Tory party donor received a peerage and became one of David Cameron’s ministers in 2010. He was appointed Chairman of the British Business Ambassadors in 2011.

Indeed, it has been whispered that Marland managed to gain one of the cheapest peerages going from the Tories, not least owing to the money he was able to bring into the UK from Malaysia, thanks to his BN party connections.

Marland has been happy to take personal credit for single-handedly building the relationship with Malaysia and gaining vast inward investment into London from KL, reckoning it to be the biggest achievement of his short-lived tenure of ministerial office:

PR: What do you regard as your big achievement in office?
LM: …I think opening trade relationships with some of the biggest countries in the world which had completely died. I mean, Malaysia for example, you know, the amount of Malaysia monies coming in, the Kuwaitis, the Qataris, the Angolans, just starting countries that we had not done trade or had not had a minister to some of these countries… [Minister reflects]

Certainly, Cameron’s government showed an immediate interest in Malaysia from the day it took office in 2010, proclaiming that relations had been neglected between the two countries (particularly in the sphere of ‘trade’) for the previous two decades (presumably since the Pergau Dam scandal involving an earlier Conservative Government).

Marland spearheaded an enthusiastic ‘rapprochement’ through the High Commission in KL and was the key figure in organising hundreds of millions of dollars of Malaysian investment into the Battersea Power Station development, via the Employee Provident Fund and Sime Darby.  This was presented as a great PR coup for Cameron and then Mayor Boris Johnson.

Marland was a 'pivotal player' over the Battersea complex - July 2013
Marland was a ‘pivotal player’ over the Battersea complex – July 2013

However, locals have been less impressed at what has turned out to be a growing eyesore around the heritage building.  A clutter of tightly packed, prefab apartment blocks have been permitted by the development, crowding round the power station.  What’s more they  are being predominently marketed in the Far East, instead of to hard-pressed Londoners seeking homes in the capital.

Najib posing with Cameron at Battersea 2013
Najib posing with Cameron at Battersea 2013

Battersea was doubtless one of the reasons why little Malaysia was astonishingly listed as the top investor in bricks and mortar in London back in 2012/13.

The country was closely followed by Singapore (a conduit for much Malaysian cash) beating local UK buyers into third place in their own capital.

Another reason for this vast inflow of money, it has been speculated, was capital flight from Kuala Lumpur by BN cronies and politicians in advance of the GE13 election, which the opposition looked set to win (Anwar won the popular vote and would have taken far more seats had there not been massive vote buying, now admitted to by Najib).

Another proud moment for Marland?

A certain level of ignorance might be granted at the time to Jonathan Marland, concerning the levels of corruption lurking beneath the surface of all this money, which the Cameron government was so delighted to welcome into London.

Najib 's London PR boost organised by Marland
Najib’s London PR boost organised by Marland – together with new Mayor (Sadiq Khan left) and Trade Minister Sajid Jarvid (right)

However, this could no longer be the case in May 2016, when Marland again personally organised a major trade and PR visit by Najib, many months after the Malaysian Prime Minister had been exposed as a kleptocrat and had admitted pouring billions illegally into his election campaign.

Worse, Najib had by that time illegally sacked the Attorney General, who had been seeking to investigate the thefts from 1MDB, dismissed his senior cabinet critics and closed down all the independent investigations in Malaysia into 1MDB. His newly appointed AG was refusing to cooperate with the numerous foreign investigations into the criminal theft of billions from the fund.

Yet, despite these glaring and criminal irregularities, Marland organised for his moneyed Malaysian friend to receive a PR boosting welcome in London from fellow Tory ministers and even Sadiq Khan, the newly elected Labour London Mayor, at none other than Malborough House near Buckingham Palace, which only two days earlier had hosted David Cameron’s much publicised anti-corruption conference.

Lord Marland questioned about Najib last summer by Channel 4 News
Lord Marland questioned about Najib last summer by Channel 4 News

Numerous photo-line ups with these dignitaries along with the UK High Commissioner to KL, who had flown over for the occasion, were duly beamed back to Malaysia to inform the population that Britain approved of their bent PM.

When questioned about this strange behaviour by UK TV news crews, who had been following the 1MDB affair and reporting on the $681 million payment into Najib’s account (exposed by Sarawak Report) Marland pronounced that you can’t find a chap guilty until it has been proven in a court of law.

It means that in principle Marland would have been happy to do business with Idi Amin, President Bokassa.. you name it.  He can certainly rest assured that Najib isn’t going to allow any court of law to convict him back in Malaysia for as long as he clings to power.

If nothing else, Najib’s atrocious crack-down on human rights and his imprisonment of his main political opponent ought to have signalled to Marland that his pal was now beyond the pale politically, but no.

Marland (right) poses with Najib at the Battersea development May 2016
Marland (right) poses with Najib at the Battersea development May 2016

Indeed, Marland, in his current role as Head of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, continued to boast from this illustrious position as late as last Christmas about his invitation of Najib to London as a highlight of his year of activities.

We look back on 2016 as another significant year for CWEIC having successfully widened and deepened our network across the Commonwealth. Occasions like our April (sic) visit from the Malaysian Prime Minister,…..[Lord Marland]

This was AFTER the US Dept of Justice had issued its devastating and detailed analysis in July of the money trail that showed exactly how Najib had filched a billion dollars from his own people from 1MDB!

At which point Sarawak Report feels entitled to ask if everything is entirely healthy with the relationship between Lord Marland and Prime Minister Najib?  Are there further private connections that the wider public has not been made aware of between these two political figures that might have impacted on their diplomatic and official activities?

Lord Marland will of course protest there is no such thing. But, it is unfortunate that it has now emerged that a private investigator linked to a controversial company part-owned by Lord Marland has now taken centre stage over concerns about black ops by Najib’s government, probing opposition figures and Sarawak Report over 1MDB.

Giannakopoulos’s Geneva ‘seminar’ has been exposed as a sham attempt to get close to people, who might be expected to know something about the progress of the foreign investigations into 1MDB and relations within the opposition parties.

He was also working closely with producers behind an unauthorised documentary film, which has been shadowing Sarawak Report’s investigations into 1MDB, for the whole two years since we broke the Good Star story.

Lord Marland has now been added to this web of intrigue around Najib Razak, who is plainly desperate to know what the opposition are up to and what foreign investigators into 1MDB plan to do next.  It makes for an interesting circle of collaborators, who will of course tell us they are nothing of the sort.

http://sarawakreport.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=57b26bbe9d2acafa19363b0d2&id=e5011b13f9&e=d806eda40a

Najib's UK Pal Behind Geneva's University Based 1MDB Snooper?

The web of coincidences continues within the increasingly small world of Najib’s international friends.

On Friday the Swiss newspaper Le Temps produced a major investigation into the Swiss academic cum private investigator, Nicolas Giannakopoulos, whom Sarawak Report had exposed for snooping around 1MDB.

Le Temps established that, amongst other things, Giannakopoulos is an agent for the ‘big data’ SLC Group, also known as Cambridge Analytica, whose Southeast Asia office in based in KL. SLC specialises in influencing election outcomes and its Malaysia boss is an established BN public relations organiser.

Interestingly, it has been pointed out that one of the key shareholders of this British based company is none other than the UK politician, Lord Marland.

Shareholder og the compant employing Giannakopoulos in Switzerland
Shareholder of the company employing Giannakopoulos in Switzerland

Jonathan Marland, the businessman turned UK Lord, has had a prominent and close association with Najib, which burgeoned after this Tory party donor received a peerage and became one of David Cameron’s ministers in 2010. He was appointed Chairman of the British Business Ambassadors in 2011.

Indeed, it has been whispered that Marland managed to gain one of the cheapest peerages going from the Tories, not least owing to the money he was able to bring into the UK from Malaysia, thanks to his BN party connections.

Marland has been happy to take personal credit for single-handedly building the relationship with Malaysia and gaining vast inward investment into London from KL, reckoning it to be the biggest achievement of his short-lived tenure of ministerial office:

PR: What do you regard as your big achievement in office?
LM: …I think opening trade relationships with some of the biggest countries in the world which had completely died. I mean, Malaysia for example, you know, the amount of Malaysia monies coming in, the Kuwaitis, the Qataris, the Angolans, just starting countries that we had not done trade or had not had a minister to some of these countries… [Minister reflects]

Certainly, Cameron’s government showed an immediate interest in Malaysia from the day it took office in 2010, proclaiming that relations had been neglected between the two countries (particularly in the sphere of ‘trade’) for the previous two decades (presumably since the Pergau Dam scandal involving an earlier Conservative Government).

Marland spearheaded an enthusiastic ‘rapprochement’ through the High Commission in KL and was the key figure in organising hundreds of millions of dollars of Malaysian investment into the Battersea Power Station development, via the Employee Provident Fund and Sime Darby.  This was presented as a great PR coup for Cameron and then Mayor Boris Johnson.

Marland was a 'pivotal player' over the Battersea complex - July 2013
Marland was a ‘pivotal player’ over the Battersea complex – July 2013

However, locals have been less impressed at what has turned out to be a growing eyesore around the heritage building.  A clutter of tightly packed, prefab apartment blocks have been permitted by the development, crowding round the power station.  What’s more they  are being predominently marketed in the Far East, instead of to hard-pressed Londoners seeking homes in the capital.

Najib posing with Cameron at Battersea 2013
Najib posing with Cameron at Battersea 2013

Battersea was doubtless one of the reasons why little Malaysia was astonishingly listed as the top investor in bricks and mortar in London back in 2012/13.

The country was closely followed by Singapore (a conduit for much Malaysian cash) beating local UK buyers into third place in their own capital.

Another reason for this vast inflow of money, it has been speculated, was capital flight from Kuala Lumpur by BN cronies and politicians in advance of the GE13 election, which the opposition looked set to win (Anwar won the popular vote and would have taken far more seats had there not been massive vote buying, now admitted to by Najib).

Another proud moment for Marland?

A certain level of ignorance might be granted at the time to Jonathan Marland, concerning the levels of corruption lurking beneath the surface of all this money, which the Cameron government was so delighted to welcome into London.

Najib 's London PR boost organised by Marland
Najib’s London PR boost organised by Marland – together with new Mayor (Sadiq Khan left) and Trade Minister Sajid Jarvid (right)

However, this could no longer be the case in May 2016, when Marland again personally organised a major trade and PR visit by Najib, many months after the Malaysian Prime Minister had been exposed as a kleptocrat and had admitted pouring billions illegally into his election campaign.

Worse, Najib had by that time illegally sacked the Attorney General, who had been seeking to investigate the thefts from 1MDB, dismissed his senior cabinet critics and closed down all the independent investigations in Malaysia into 1MDB. His newly appointed AG was refusing to cooperate with the numerous foreign investigations into the criminal theft of billions from the fund.

Yet, despite these glaring and criminal irregularities, Marland organised for his moneyed Malaysian friend to receive a PR boosting welcome in London from fellow Tory ministers and even Sadiq Khan, the newly elected Labour London Mayor, at none other than Malborough House near Buckingham Palace, which only two days earlier had hosted David Cameron’s much publicised anti-corruption conference.

Lord Marland questioned about Najib last summer by Channel 4 News
Lord Marland questioned about Najib last summer by Channel 4 News

Numerous photo-line ups with these dignitaries along with the UK High Commissioner to KL, who had flown over for the occasion, were duly beamed back to Malaysia to inform the population that Britain approved of their bent PM.

When questioned about this strange behaviour by UK TV news crews, who had been following the 1MDB affair and reporting on the $681 million payment into Najib’s account (exposed by Sarawak Report) Marland pronounced that you can’t find a chap guilty until it has been proven in a court of law.

It means that in principle Marland would have been happy to do business with Idi Amin, President Bokassa.. you name it.  He can certainly rest assured that Najib isn’t going to allow any court of law to convict him back in Malaysia for as long as he clings to power.

If nothing else, Najib’s atrocious crack-down on human rights and his imprisonment of his main political opponent ought to have signalled to Marland that his pal was now beyond the pale politically, but no.

Marland (right) poses with Najib at the Battersea development May 2016
Marland (right) poses with Najib at the Battersea development May 2016

Indeed, Marland, in his current role as Head of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, continued to boast from this illustrious position as late as last Christmas about his invitation of Najib to London as a highlight of his year of activities.

We look back on 2016 as another significant year for CWEIC having successfully widened and deepened our network across the Commonwealth. Occasions like our April (sic) visit from the Malaysian Prime Minister,…..[Lord Marland]

This was AFTER the US Dept of Justice had issued its devastating and detailed analysis in July of the money trail that showed exactly how Najib had filched a billion dollars from his own people from 1MDB!

At which point Sarawak Report feels entitled to ask if everything is entirely healthy with the relationship between Lord Marland and Prime Minister Najib?  Are there further private connections that the wider public has not been made aware of between these two political figures that might have impacted on their diplomatic and official activities?

Lord Marland will of course protest there is no such thing. But, it is unfortunate that it has now emerged that a private investigator linked to a controversial company part-owned by Lord Marland has now taken centre stage over concerns about black ops by Najib’s government, probing opposition figures and Sarawak Report over 1MDB.

Giannakopoulos’s Geneva ‘seminar’ has been exposed as a sham attempt to get close to people, who might be expected to know something about the progress of the foreign investigations into 1MDB and relations within the opposition parties.

He was also working closely with producers behind an unauthorised documentary film, which has been shadowing Sarawak Report’s investigations into 1MDB, for the whole two years since we broke the Good Star story.

Lord Marland has now been added to this web of intrigue around Najib Razak, who is plainly desperate to know what the opposition are up to and what foreign investigators into 1MDB plan to do next.  It makes for an interesting circle of collaborators, who will of course tell us they are nothing of the sort.

http://sarawakreport.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=57b26bbe9d2acafa19363b0d2&id=e5011b13f9&e=d806eda40a

Rabu, 4 Januari 2017

Aku dpt maklumat terkini dari perisik maklumat,berkait rapat dgn sebahagian besar perairan NEGARA SARAWAK ,

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ABC Australia melaporkan bahawa *MALAYSIA TELAH MENGGUGURKAN TUNTUTANNYA* ke atas Luconia Shoals (Beting Patinggi Ali) kepada China | HAK SARAWAK ke atas kawasan Zon Ekonomi Eksklusif di sekeliling beting itu juga dengan sendirinya hilang.

ABC TV melaporkan sejurus apabila anggota2 dari Agensi Penguatkuasa Maritim Malaysia (APMM) telah mencabut bendera Malaysia yg telah dipacakkan diatas Beting Patinggi Ali oleh Pencarigali purba laut dari Australia Hans Berekoven.

Acara memacakkan bendera tersebut telah dilaporkan sebelum ini tetapi cuma semalam Berekoven mendedahkan di ABC TV bahawa sebuah pesawat peninjau Bombardier milik APMM telah terbang rendah diatas beliau selepas beliau selesai memacak bendera tersebut. Tidak lama kemudian anggota APMM sampai dan mencabut bendera tersebut. (Dipercayai mereka mendapat arahan dari putrajaya setelah putrajaya mendapat bantahan dari pihak China yg telah lebih 2 tahun menempatkan sebuah kapal perang mereka di perairan beting tersebut. Kapal perang tersebut juga sering mengganggu aktiviti Berekoven yg melakukan selaman untuk mencari barangan purba bagi pihak sebuah muzium tempatan)

Dengan tindakan tersebut kerajaan Malaysia telah memberi isyarat bahawa ia tidak akan mempertahankan haknya untuk mentadbir dan menikmati hasil mahsul di perairan Beting Patinggi Ali. Oleh kerana China telah sekian lama menegaskan apa yg dikatakannya sebagai wilayahnya di kawasan berkenaan (dan keseluruhan Laut China Selatan) bolehlah dikatakan bahawa China sekarang boleh berkongsi jika tidak memiliki keseluruhan kawasan yang dituntutnya melalui "9 garis putus putusnya" (lihat peta).

- APA SUDAH JADI ?
31 OGOS KITA SAMBUT MERDEKA TAPI 31 OGOS JUGA UMNO BN SERAH WILAYAH RIBUAN BATU LUASNYA TANPA SEBARANG PERLAWANAN???

- BETING PATINGGI ALI CUMA KURANG DARI 100 BATU DARI PANTAI SARAWAK DAN BERPULUH RIBU BATU DARI PANTAI CHINA KENAPA UMNO BN SERAH PADA CHINA DENGAN BEGITU MUDAH TANPA SEBARANG PERLAWANAN???

- *SEBUAH* KAPAL PERANG CHINA SUDAH 2 TAHUN LEBIH BERADA DISITU DAN MALAYSIA TAK MAMPU NAK HALAU!!!???

- NELAYAN KITA DAH LAMA DIHALANG DARI MENANGKAP IKAN DISITU OLEH KAPAL PERANG CHINA TERSEBUT, MALAYSIA TAK MAMPU BUAT APA2???

- BARU2 NI DILAPORKAN LEBIH 100 KAPAL NELAYAN CHINA MEMASUKI PERAIRAN TERSEBUT, SATU PUN MALAYSIA TAK BERANI TANGKAP!!!???

- DR MAHATHIR PUN ADA SEBUT BARU2 NI KENAPA SYKT2 CHINA DIBENARKAN JUAL PRODUK DAN KERETA MEREKA DI MALAYSIA SEDANGKAN PROTON LANGSUNG TAK BOLEH MASUK CHINA???

- CHINA DAH BEBERAPA KALI JADI "PENYELAMAT" NAJIB DAN 1MDB YG SARAT HUTANG. BELI KEPENTINGAN DALAM SYKT TENAGA DAN JUGA BANDAR MALAYSIA, BARU2 NI SARAWAK REPOT KATA PROJEK KERETAPI LAJU KL-SINGAPORE KEMUNGKINAN BESAR BAKAL DIBERI KEPADA SYKT CHINA DAN KOS PROJEK AKAN DITINGKATKAN SEKALI GANDA UNTUK BAYAR HUTANG 1MDB???

- DENGAN SKANDAL MENCURI DUIT RAKYAT RM14 BILION DAN RM42 JUTA SRC NAJIB NAMPAKNYA TERSEPIT HINGGA SANGGUP GADAI NEGARA KEPADA CHINA???

- MASIH PERCAYA UMNO BN LAGI??? SEDARLAH SEBELUM TERLAMBAT, INGATLAH MASA DEPAN ANAK CUCU KITA, ADAKAH AKAN JADI SEPERTI PALESTIN? PATTANI? ATAU ROHINGYA??? ANDA YANG MEMBUAT PILIHAN

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Terbakar hatinya yg sepi
Air mata darah bercampur keringat
Bumi dipijak milik orang

Nenek moyang kaya raya
Tergadai seluruh harta benda
Akibat umno bn yg celaka
Bumi lenyap ke tangan asing

Indahnya bumi kita ini
Warisan berkurun lamanya
Hasil mengalir ke tangan yg lain
Pribumi merintih sendiri

KEMBALIKAN MARUAH SARAWAK !!!💪💪💪

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ALLAHUAKBAR!

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=618701:bombshell-has-najib-secretly-sold-malaysias-rights-to-luconia-shoals-to-china-in-bid-to-cover-1mdbs-stolen-billions&itemid=2#axzz4HYRFeFJX

(Adakah najib senyap2 jual hak Sarawak ke atas beting patinggi ali kepada china dalam usaha sembunyikan wang berbilion yg dicuri melalui 1mdb?)

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Selasa, 3 Januari 2017

*NAJIB/ JHO LOW ROMPAK 1MDB AKHIRNYA SEMUA TERDEDAH. PATUTLAH DIA HARAMKAN WEB SARAWAK REPORT SEBAB SIARKAN LAPORAN DOJ?

TAPI NAJIB LUPA BANYAK LAGI WEB YG SIARKAN LAPORAN DOJ TERSEBUT. CONTOHNYA ANDA BOLEH DOWNLOAD DI BAWAH NI

http://www.euromoney.com/Article/3573138/The-DoJ-1MDB-complaint-analysed-how-the-named-banks-fare.html

Kena ingat penyiasatan DOJ ini dibuat oleh FBI iaitu badan penyiasat terbaik dunia dan walaupun dalam dunia moden ini begitu mudah memindahkan wang walau berbilion ke serata dunia tetapi semuanya direkodkan sehinggakan emel dan perbualan telefon staf 1MDB dan pegawai2 bank yg berlaku tahun 2009 pun FBI boleh dedahkan satu persatu.

*TERBUKTI DALAM LAPORAN TERSEBUT DIDEDAHKAN SATU PERSATU ROMPAKAN WANG 1MDB OLEH NAJIB (MO1) DAN JHO LOW DAN KONCO2NYA*

ANTARA FAKTA2 PENTING
1. JUMLAH KESELURUHAN WANG DIROMPAK DARI 1MDB IALAH *USD3.627 BILION ATAU RM14.508 BILION*(1USD= RM4)

2. ROMPAKAN BERLAKU DALAM 3 FASA:

*FASA GOOD STAR*; Sep 09, najib jadi pm April 09, baru 5 bulan dah berani rompak wang rakyat berbilion(sykt Good Star adalah milik sepenuhnya oleh jho low) *USD1.03 BILION DICURI* (*JHO LOW KETIKA NI BERUMUR 29 TAHUN TERUS JADI BILIONAIRE TERMUDA MALAYSIA; TQ UNCLE NAJIB*. Pada fasa ini sebanyak USD10 juta dimasukkan ke acc peribadi najib sebanyak 2 kali iaitu pada 23 Feb 2011 dan pada 13 Jun 2011 menjadikan jumlah collection najib cuma *USD20 juta (RM80 JUTA)* untuk fasa 1 ini.

*FASA AABAR BVI*. 2012. 1MDB jual bon (hutang) yg diurus oleh bank goldman sachs Amerika dengan kadar komisyen yg cukup tinggi. Utk menjual bon ini 1MDB terpaksa mendapatkan jaminan dari syarikat UAE iaitu International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Daripada hasil jualan bon sebanyak USD3.5 bilion, sebanyak 40% atau *USD1.367 bilion telah *DISELEWENGKAN* dan dimasukkan kedalam akaun sebuah sykt kepunyaan jho low iaitu Aabar BVI (ditubuhkan di British Virgin Island). Nama sykt tersebut sengaja dibuat supaya hampir sama dengan nama anak syarikat IPIC iaitu Aabar Investment PJS (Aabar). Penipuan ini dimudahkan lagi apabila 2 orang pegawai, seorang dari IPIC iaitu Khadem Al Qubaisi dan seorang dari Aabar PJS Huseiny turut terlibat dimana kedua mereka kemudiannya telah mendapat habuan beratus juta rm dari jho low. Kedua mereka sudah dipecat dari jawatan dan difahamkan sekarang keduanya sedang merengkok dalam penjara di UAE. Apa yg jho low buat dgn duit *USD 1.367 bilion (RM5.468 bilion)* yg "dihadiahkan" oleh najib kepada beliau dalam fasa ini?
Daripada USD1.367 bilion tersebut jho low telah pindahkan sebanyak USD1.101 bilion ke sebuah sykt berdaftar di Singapura bernama Blackstone yg dimiliki sepenuhnya oleh *TAN KIM LONG@ERIC TAN* seorang rakyat Malaysia yg dipercayai hanyalah org suruhan jho low. Daripada akaun Blackstone ini *"UPAH"* telah dibayar;
Najib cuma dapat *USD 30 JUTA (RM120 JUTA)* dimasukkan ke akaun peribadi beliau pada bulan 30 Okt dan 19 Nov 2012.
Khadem al qubaisy dapat *USD472.75 JUTA(RM1.092 BILION)*
Husseiny dapat USD66.6 JUTA.
Pegawai 1mdb 3 dapat USD5 JUTA.
*RIZA AZIZ* anak rosmah dapat *USD238 JUTA (RM952 JUTA)* direct dari akaun Aabar BVI milik jho low

*FASA TANORE; LEBIH DARI USD1.26 BILION (RM5.04 BILION) DICURI DARI 1MDB*
Mac 2013 1MDB berhutang lagi USD3 Bilion dgn jual bon lagi. Daripada jumlah itu sebanyak USD1.26 Bilion telah dimasukkan ke akaun Tanore Finance Corporation yg juga dimiliki oleh *ERIC TAN* sebagai pemilik tunggal.
Kali ini najib makan besar apabila pada 21 Mac 2013 sebanyak *USD681 JUTA (RM2.6 BILION)* kadar ketika itu telah dimasukkan ke acc peribadi beliau oleh Tanore. Kemungkinan besar untuk kegunaan PRU KE 13 yg berlangsung pada 5 Mei 2013. Agak mengejutkan  (mungkin akibat tekanan pelbagai pihak) sebanyak USD620 JUTA telah *DIPULANGKAN SEMULA KE AKAUN TANORE* pada 26 Ogos 2013.  Jadi jumlah yg najib dapat pada fasa Tanore ini cuma USD680 - USD620= *USD60 JUTA*. Jadi jumlah hasil rompakan yg najib sah dapat yg didedahkan dalam laporan DOJ ini cuma RM80 JUTA + RM120 JUTA + RM180 JUTA= *RM380 JUTA*
RIZA AZIZ ANAK ROSMAH DAPAT *RM952 JUTA* menjadikan jumlah terkumpul mereka cuma *RM1.33 BILION*
JAD TERBUKTI YANG *PALING KAYA HASIL ROMPAKAN 1MDB IALAH JHO LOW DENGAN PEROLEHAN SEKITAR RM12 BILION* Bijakkah najib???

*JELAS SEJELAS-JELASNYA BAHAWA TIADA PUTERA DIRAJA ARAB SAUDI YG KONONNYA BEGITU BERMURAH HATI MAU MEMBERI DERMA KEPADA NAJIB*
JADI SAH NAJIB *BERBOHONG* APABILA TERUS KEKAL MENYATAKAN RM2.6 BILION ADALAH DERMA DARIZaidi Ahmad:
PUTERA SAUDI

Adakah seorang *PEROMPAK MEGA DAN PEMBOHONG* seperti ini layak terus menjadi PM Malaysia???

*RAKYAT HAKIM NEGARA. JANGAN SILAP PILIH LAGI PADA PRU14 NANTI*

HJ ZAIDI BIN AHMAD (Bekas mejar TUDM yg dipecat kerana melaporkan dakwat SPR tidak kekal pada PRU13)
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*SESIAPA YG TAK PUAS HATI TENTANG TULISAN SAYA DIATAS BOLEH HUBUNGI SAYA BILA2 MASA INSYA ALLAH*

# *JOM VIRALKAN DEMI KEBENARAN DAN DEMI MENYELAMATKAN NEGARA DAN ANAK CUCU TERCINTA DARI PEROMPAK DAN PERASUAH MEGA*

*ALLAH MAHA BESAR!!!3X*

Selepas ni insya Allah kita akan bongkar pula bagaimana sykt SRC INTERNATIONAL yg berada di bawah kawalan najib dan meminjam sehingga RM4 bilion dari Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen (KWAP) tetapi wang hilang entah kemana dan dikatakan beberapa ratus juta masuk akaun peribadi najib.
http://steadyaku-steadyaku-husseinhamid.blogspot.my/2016/03/sarawak-report-170m-in-najibs-account.html

Selasa, 27 Disember 2016

Hutan simpan Pekan diceroboh, Najib perlu jawab

Hutan simpan Pekan diceroboh, Najib perlu jawab

Nov 29 2016 / Keadilan Daily

(Oleh Rafizi Ramli)

Minggu lepas, saya telah duduk berbincang dengan seorang pemberi maklumat mengenai kerosakan hutan simpan di Pahang yang beliau minta saya dan Ahli Parlimen Kuantan, Hajjah Fuziah Salleh sama-sama bongkarkan kepada orang ramai demi mengelakkan pelbagai malapetaka yang boleh berlaku akibat kerosakan tersebut.

Beliau telah menunjukkan secara terperinci peta-peta yang diperolehi dari gambar-gambar satelit yang kemudiannya dipadankan dengan peta perhutanan dari Jabatan Perhutanan dan maklumat persempadanan dan pewartaan tanah dari pejabat-pejabat tanah. Hasilnya ialah sebuah peta yang menunjukkan:

1. Sempadan hutan simpan yang diwartakan mengikut setiap daerah di Pahang
2. Keadaan sebenar muka bumi hutan simpan tersebut mengikut jalur warna: merah bermakna pokok telah ditebang dan diterokai sementara hijau bermakna hutan simpan masih dikekalkan

Saya telah menyemak peta-peta ini dengan peta yang diperolehi dari industri pembalakan melalui beberapa orang individu yang saya kenali dan ada asas yang kukuh bahawa peta-peta dari gambar-gambar satelit yang dibekalkan oleh pemberi maklumat ini adalah benar.

Saya telah berbincang dengan YB Fuziah Salleh dan bersetuju bahawa isu pembalakan atau pencerobohan hutan yang berlaku di Pahang perlu dibawa ke pengetahuan umum. Bukan sahaja ia satu aktiviti jenayah yang mencuri harta rakyat, ia mendatangkan kesan kepada alam sekitar yang menyumbang kepada fenomena banjir pada skala besar yang belum pernah dilihat sebelum ini.

Saya sertakan peta kawasan-kawasan hutan simpan di daerah Pekan yang diwakili oleh YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, Perdana Menteri Malaysia. Di dalam daerah Pekan, mengikut maklumat dari Jabatan Perhutanan Pahang dan maklumat-maklumat lain, terdapat 8 hutan simpan yang diwartakan seperti berikut:

1. Kedondong
2. Pekan
3. Pekan (Tambahan)
4. Sg. Miang (Paya Laut)
5. Bebar (Paya Laut)
6. Nenasi
7. Resak
8. Resak (Tambahan)

Rujuk kepada peta di atas dari imej satelit, saya telah tandakan kawasan-kawasan yang telah diwartakan sebagai hutan-hutan simpan Pekan (Tambahan) dan Kedondong tetapi imej satelit menunjukkan kawasan hutan ini telah diterokai (ditandakan dengan warna merah berbanding hijau yang belum diterokai.

Malah, keadaan yang sama berlaku di kawasan hutan simpan yang lain di Pekan. Maklumat dari kajian pemetaan yang telah diserahkan kepada saya menunjukkan pencerobohan dan penerokaan berlaku di kesemua 8 hutan simpan di daerah Pekan yang melibatkan anggaran keluasaan 4,829 hektar hutan simpan.

Saya menunggu maklum balas peribadi dari Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak kerana ini adalah di dalam Parlimen beliau sendiri dan berlaku di bawah pengawasan beliau.

Saya juga ada maklumat lanjut mengenai perkara yang sama di seluruh negeri Pahang dan akan mendedahkan satu persatu bagi setiap daerah di Pahang sehinggalah ada maklum balas yang kukuh dan tindakan diambil untuk menghentikan pencerobohan ini.

Saya juga akan terus menyiasat untuk menentukan siapakah sebenarnya dalang di belakang kegiatan pencerobohan ini dan meneliti segala kelemahan pengurusan hutan sehingga menyebabkan berleluasanya aktiviti pencerobohan sebegini.

Paling penting, inilah sebenarnya tugas seorang ahli parlimen seperti saya dan Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak iaitu menjaga khazanah rakyat. Hakikat bahawa perkara ini berlaku di dalam kawasan parlimen beliau sendiri menimbulkan tanda tanya sama ada beliau mengambil berat perkara-perkara seperti ini.

* Rafizi merupakan Ahli Parlimen Pandan merangkap Naib Presiden KEADILAN

Ahad, 4 Disember 2016

As More Action Is Taken By Singapore Najib Demands Blind Loyalty From UMNO

As More Action Is Taken By Singapore Najib Demands Blind Loyalty From UMNO

3 December 2016


Najib Razak has been desperately seeking to instil military discipline into his UMNO ‘troops’ during their recent Assembly, decking all of them out in different coloured uniforms each day like Rosmah’s handbags, as if he were some mad dictator.

This is not least, of cause, because he is a mad dictator.  He has ditched the requirement to re-elect him to his party position until after the next election, precisely because he fears they would take the opportunity to replace him.



UMNO accessories – different day, different colour

Indeed, whilst he yesterday made ‘cleansing the party of traitors’ his prime target before facing the electorate, there are those who believe that voters would prefer to see a cleansing of the party.

Even the opposition believe that keeping dirty Najib in post is by far their best option for the threatened snap poll.

Najib’s big message therefore was that UMNO party members must obey him. Forget obeying the law, forget obeying the principles of right and wrong or indeed obeying the constitutional authority of the public who elected them. They must only obey him.

And, since he pays them, they all were happy to shout and wave and applaud as one corrupt leader after another was paraded up on stage and as Najib issued blood curdling Jihadist threats against political opponents and minority communities, as if they were an opposing army instead of neighbours with democratic rights.

This is what Najib has done to his party and to Malaysia, simply because he cannot give a straight answer to the question ‘What did you do with the money from 1MDB?’.

Singapore moves on banks

Meanwhile, neighbouring Singapore heaped yet more international humiliation on the Prime Minister, who had to sack his own Attorney General and Deputy (and many more besides) in order to pretend he didn’t steal billions from the public.

As the UMNO goons (all decked out in blue today) whooped and cheered, Singapore fined Coutts Bank and Standard Chartered, both for transferring money that the Monetary Authority described as having been misappropriated by 1MDB.


“The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed multi-million dollar fines on the Singapore branches of Standard Chartered bank and Coutts & Cofor breaching anti-money laundering regulations in relation to 1MDB-related fund flows through these banks, it said in a release on Friday (Dec 2).

StanChart was fined S$5.2 million and Coutts was fined S$2.4 million. [Singapore Straits Times]



Najib has, as we all know, has declared that no money was misappropriated from 1MDB. He has also said that the $681 million that popped up in his personal account, which the US Dept of Justice traced back to 1MDB, in fact came from a secret Saudi Sheikh.

Cheers and claps from UMNO (more dedak please).

What are genuine good Muslims or good Christians or good anybody to make of such behaviour?

It seems not only has this man made his country financially bankrupt, he has made his party morally bankrupt.

Bonuses – what do ‘Fat Mike Sherwood and Najib have in common?

Indeed, there is good reason to believe that Najib’s sudden fighting talk about a snap early election is precisely because he is fearful of further damning revelations from the international investigations into the world’s biggest ever kleptocracy scandal.



Bogus ‘Dr’ Tim Leissner, GSI wizz kid SE Asia boss, who faked his CV and qualifications

Singapore has not only moved against these two banks.  The Monetary Authority also inflicted a ten year ban on the former Asia boss of Goldman Sachs.

Tim Leissner, the personal friend of Najib’s and Jho Low fixed up all the dodgy 1MDB bond deals totalling $6.5 billion, through the agency of corrupt collaboration with two Abu Dhabi fund managers working for Aabar.

The bank had already sacked Leissner and he is said to be cooperating with the US financial authorities, who are also investigating this, the world’s biggest single kleptocracy scandal ever, in a relentless fashion.

Few observers of 1MDB are in any doubt but that thedistinctly fishy Goldman commission on those bond issues hides further dirty corrupt practices that appear to have involved more massive kickbacks for Jho Low’s ring of fraudsters serving Najib and rich payments to those who collaborated from other outfits.

The grilling of Leissner and others ought flush out the truth, sooner rather than later.

So was it coincidental that just last week that Goldman Sachs’ International boss, ‘Fat Mike Sherwood’ caused consternation by resigning his powerful position unexpectedly, with few reasons given?

Fat Mike was till that moment considered a major contender to take over the top post at the bank, having built up its ’emerging markets’ business in a quite spectacular fashion in those lean post-crash years, just as 1MDB was getting going.

A big part of those fantastic profits were owing to 1MDB and today Singapore’s Monetary Affairs Authority confirmed that Sherwood signed off on those bond deals:

“Mr Leissner, who left Goldman Sachs in February, managed the client relationship with 1MDB for all of its three bond issues from 2012-13.

A team of Goldman Sachs staff, mainly from Hong Kong but also from Singapore, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, arranged the bond issues and they were fully underwritten by London-based Goldman Sachs International, the MAS said.[Financial Times]



Should Sherwood have judged differently on touching such a deal and indeed on releasing an offer document that praised 1MDB for having a ‘robust three tier management structure free from political influence’ when in fact the fund was completely controlled by Najib and half the money raised was stolen on day one?

Perhaps, if this was not the actual reason Fat Mike resigned, then it should have been and perhaps soon we will receive the opinion of US regulators on the matter also?

Consider the news that made Fat Mike so famous back in the UK in the first place.  It was the fact that in the depth of a belt tightening recession for everyone else (as a result of a financial crash for which Goldman Sachs was in very large measure responsible) he and his UK international team issued the biggest bonuses ever in the winter of 2014.

Sherwood himself clinched no less that £13 million on top of his normal salary papers estimated.  Significantly, this hand-out was not for profits made that year, but the previous year of 2013 – exactly when GSI was reaping in its nearly $700 million reward, purely for having raised three dodgy bond deals for 1MDB:



Fat Mike Sherwood – did he bow out before the news about his 2013 bonus comes out?

So, like Sherwood, has Najib also decided to move before things get worse and to throw caution to the winds with a snap election before even more gets out about 1MDB?



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