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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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ISU ALLAH:NGO ISLAM TOLAK PENDAPAT YUSUFF QARDAWI


Posted by rakyat marhaen
Rupa-rupanya, isu penggunaan kalimah Allah telah pun dibincang bersama Sheikh Yusuf Qardhawi sewaktu kedatangan Sheikh Yusuf sempena Maal Hijrah di Malaysia. Dan beberapa pimpinan besar NGO2 Islam dan Melayu telah menghadziri perjumpaan tersebut.SHEIKH YUSUF TIDAK MENENTANG PENGGUNAAN NAMA ALLAH UNTUK ORANG KRISTIANDi dalam perjumpaan tertutup tersebut, para wakil2 NGO Islam telah diberitahu bahawa penggunaan kalimah Allah oleh orang Kristian dibenarkan oleh Islam. Sheikh Yusuf menyatakan bahawa Islam tidak mengharamkan penggunaan kalimah Allah oleh golongan agama samawi khususnya orang Kristian dan Yahudi.Sheikh Yusuf juga berkata bahawa penggunaan nama Allah oleh orang Kristian berlaku di seluruh negara Arab dan negara umat2 Islam. Ia bukan satu benda yang menghairankan.Namun, para NGO2 Islam dan Melayu ini tetap berkeras menolak ijtihad Sheikh Yusuf Qardhawi ini. Alasan mereka gunakan hanyalah alasan bahawa keadaan di Malaysia lain dari tempat-tempat lain. Namun, mereka tidak dapat memberikan apa-apa hujjah lain melainkan hujjah-hujjah sebegini.SEMUA ALASAN MENOLAK TIDAK BERASASKAN KEPADA ISLAMSedar atau tidak, tiada nas atau hujjah berasaskan Islam yang diberikan oleh mana-mana NGO Islam bagi menolak penggunaan kalimah Allah oleh orang Kristian.Sekali lagi saya sebut, TIADA. Saya ambil contoh ABIM. Kalau kita rujuk kenyataan umum mereka berkenaan isu ini, alasan yang mereka gunakan hanyalah alasan peruntukan PErlembagaan Malaysia. Saya petik:“ABIM menilai keputusan ini tidak bertepatan dengan semangat peruntukan Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang meletakkan Islam di tempat yang istimewa di kalangan agama-agama lain di negara ini. Ia juga bertentangan dengan larangan penggunaannya yang dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Dalam Negeri dan Majlis-Majlis Agama Islam Negeri kerana ia dikenalpasti bakal mengelirukan akidah dan konsep ketuhanan di kalangan umat Islam, merobek sensitiviti umat Islam selaku majoriti di negara ini serta berpotensi menimbulkan ketidaktenramaan awam sekiranya tidak ditangani secara baik.. “.Ertinya penolakan ABIM dan NGO2 Islam yang lain BUKAN BERASASKAN KEPADA ISLAM. Kita tidak tahu apa alasan mereka menolak penggunaan kalimah Allah ini tapi yang pastinya ia tidak berdasarkan kepada Islam.MEreka sehingga sanggup menolak mentah-mentah pendapat yang diberikan oleh Sheikh Yusuf Qardhawi sendiri.UMNO dan JAKIM DALANG SEBENAR DI BELAKANG NGO-NGO ISLAMDari email yang saya pernah dapat dari Mahaguru58 menunjukkan bahawa Zahid Hamidi, dan JAKIM, telah berkempen atas isu ini sejak awal 2009 lagi. Mereka telah mengumpulkan kesemua NGO2 dan BLOGGERS bagi memberi “penerangan” (kononnya) berkenaan dengan isu Kalimah Allah ini.Hakikatnya, ianya adalah penipuan dan muslihat UMNO semata-mata. Mengapa kempen JAKIM ini dilakukan secara agresif hanya selepas kekalahan teruk UMNO pada Mac 2008? Mengapa sebelum itu JAKIM tidak berkempen dengan agresif dalam isu ini?Malangnya NGO-NGO Islam seperti ABIM ini mudah sangat ditipu oleh UMNO. Saya masih tak boleh lupa bagaimana ABIM telah menipu PAS dengan mengajurkan forum berkenaan Palestin sewaktu arwah Ustaz Fadzil masih hidup. Program yang telah berlansung di Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka itu telah memberi keuntungan yang besar kepada UMNO. Saya tak tahulah apa balasan yang telah diberikan oleh ABIM kepada UMNO namun saya yakin balasan dari UMNO itu adalah lumayan.Bagi saya ABIM ini hanya barua UMNO dan mereka tidak boleh dipercayai langsung. Lebih baik semua umat Islam memulaukan ABIM kerana mereka menggunakan nama Islam untuk memperjuangkan nasionalisma Melayu semata-mata.Juga, kalau JAKIM benar-benar ikhlas mahu memperjuangkan Islam,mengapa mereka bekerjasama dengan Mahaguru58/MBA? Mahaguru58 sendiri mengakui beliau mengikut tariqat yang disesatkan oleh JAKIM.DEBAT TULANG BESI DENGAN AB BANJARYAB Banjary ni bekas pelajar Al Azhar. Jadi, pada mulanya saya terkejut kerana sepatutnya beliau tahu yang Kristian Koptik di Mesir menggunakan kalimah Allah secara meluas. Juga, Kristian Mesir telah menggunakan kalimah Allah sejak 1000 tahun masihi yang lepas. Sepanjang penggunaan kalimah Allah ini, tiada ulama-ulama besar Al Azhar telah mengharamkannya. Adakan AB Banjary lebih hebat dari ulama2 Azhar sepanjang zaman?Namun baru saya teringat. Pelajar-pelajar kita di Mesir tidak berapa bercampur dengan masyarakat tempatan Mesir. Pendudukan mereka tertumpu di “Madinit Nasr” terutamanya di “Haiya Sabiq”(Seksyen Ke TUjuh) dan “Haiya Asyir”( Seksyen ke Sepuluh) berhampiran “Suuq Saiyaqa”(Pasar Kereta).Jangankan dengan Krisitan Mesir, dengan orang Islam Mesir pun mereka jarang-jarang bergaul. Kalau saudara nak cari orang Melayu bila berada di Kaherah, ambil taksi dan bilang pada pemandu taksi mahu ke “madinit nasr-hayya sabiq”. Saudara hanya perlu turun di mana-mana simpang empat di situ dan tunggu. Tak sampai 5 minit saudara/ri akan berjumpa dengan muka Melayu.Bukan sahaja pelajar-pelajar Melayu berkumpul di dua “Seksyen” sahaja, malahan mereka dipecah-pecahkan mengikut negeri. Ini kerana setiap negeri di Malaysia ada membeli sebuah bangunan yang bertumpu di “haiyya sabiq” dan “Haiyya Asyir” itu. Malahan, negeri Sarawak pun ada beli bangunan yang dipanggil “Rumah Sarawak”.Maka, pengaulan pelajar-pelajar kita di Kaherah itu terbatas. Walaupun mereka belajar dalam kelas dalam bahasa Arab, tapi bila keluar kelas mereka bergaul hanya dengan bangsa Malaysia. Jadi saya yakin sangat berapa kerat sahaja pelajar Azhar ini yang pernah berinteraksi dengan orang2 Mesir yang beragama Kristian.Saya ditakdirkan Allah SWT telah bekerja di bawah seorang boss yang berbangsa MEsir dan beragama Kristian. Namanya adalah George Nushy. Dan, saya sendiri pada mulanya terkejut apabila beliau bercakap dengan menggunakan kalimah “Inshaalah”, “Alhamdulillah” dsbnya. Malahan, email beliau sendiri menggunakan perkataan “Insaahalah” bagi menyatakan beberapa perkara yang akan beliau lakukan. Saya yakin tak ramai pelajar Azhar yang mendapat pengalaman seperti saya.Malahan orang Kristian Koptik di Mesir telah mengubah hari Ibadah mereka dari hari Ahad kepada Hari Jumaat.Dan saya lihat pergaulan antara Kristian dan Islam di Mesir ni macam tiada masaalah. Saya pernah berbeli belah di Suq Saiyiida Zainab dan saya dapati penjual-penjual barang yang Kristian menjual barang mereka di pintu masuk Masjid Saiyyida Zainab. Ertinya orang Kristian di sana tak kesah pasal Masjid dan Azan.Saya juga yakin tak ramai pelajar Malaysia di Azhar tahu bahawa tentera Salahuddin Ayubi terdiri sebahagiannya dari Kristian Koptik Mesir ini. Ertinya dalam Perang Salib, Krisitan Koptik Mesir telah berperang di pihak Salahuddin Ayubi.Kesimpulannya, AB Banjary, walaupun belajar Azhar, pun tak dapat memberi hujjah berdasarkan syariat bagi penolakan beliau terhadap penggunaan kalimah Allah oleh orang Krisitan.Juga, apabila tiada alasan, mereka2 ini suka menggunakan kalimah-kalimah Arab seperti “Siyasah Syariiyaah” dsbnya. Tapi, bila diminta memberi penerangan, biasanya mereka tidak dapa sebab hakikatnya, dari sudut Siayasah Syariiah, memberi orang Kristian menggunakan nama Allah lebih menguntungkan Islam dari segi politik.Tulang Besi

BUKTI-BUKTI UMNO JUARA RAKYAT

Umno melancarkan program Umno Juara Rakyat. Saya tertanya-tanya sendiri benarkan Umno Juara Rakyat sedangkan banyak sekali kezaliman dan tindakan Umno yang menekan dan menzalimi rakyat.

Antara tindakan TERBARU yang dilakukan Umno ialah :

1) Bayaran air bersih diswastakan dan kos bebanan ditanggung oleh rakyat. Malahan pemimpin Umno mendakwa memberi air percuma kepada rakyat Selangor adalah MEMBAZIR.

2) Harga Petrol naik tetapi pada masa yang sama mengabui mata rakyat dengan menawarkan harga Petrol RON 95 dengan harga rendah sedangkan kualitinya RENDAH

3) Merampas royalti rakyat Kelantan RM1bilion dan juga royalty untuk rakyat Terengganu.

4) Harga gula naik 20 sen

5) Tambang bas naik 30 %

6) Harga barangan dan perkhidmatan semakin meningkat

7) Pengangguran dan pembuangan kerja semakin meningkat

8) Tarif elektrik terus meningkat

9) Insuran motor kereta kelas 3 dimansuhkan di mana ini menyukarkan rakyat

10) Stem dan bil telefon naik, berbeza dengan sebelum diswastakan

11) Kadar Tol semakin meningkat

12) Merampas kuasa di Perak dimana mandat rakyat dikhianati demokrasi dicabuli

13) Mengambil tindakan disiplin terhadap Pegawai Pertanian yang bekerjasama dengan program pertanian negeri-negeri PR. Ini menindas rakyat yang tidak berdosa

KEZALIMAN UMNO YANG TIDAK AKAN DILUPAKAN RAKYAT :-

1) Pembunuhan rakyat yang tidak berdosa di Memali 19 Nov 1985

2) Pembaziran wang rakyat dalam isu PKFZ

3) Meminggirkan Bahasa Melayu dengan PPSMI

4) Menghapuskan tulisan jawi di zaman Khir Johari

5) Mendiskriminasikan rakyat Kelantan dan Terengganu di bawah kerajaan PAS

6) Menghapuskan bantuan kepada Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR)

7) Menghapuskan Biasiswa kepada pelajar miskin dan layak.

8) Menghapuskan kuasa Raja-Raja Melayu

9) Melemahkan sistek kehakiman dengan campurtangan Umno/BN

10)Persempadanan semula kawasan Pilihanraya dengan menafikan penambahan kerusi Melayu

11)Menyenaraiawamkan syarikat TH Plantation yang dahulunya dimiliki 100% oleh Tabung Haji dan dimiliki oleh orang Melayu. Tetapi sekarang orang bukan Melayu boleh memiliki saham TH Plantation.

12) Menggabungkan syarikat-syarikat konglomerat orang Melayu iaitu; Sime Darby, Guthrie dan Golden Hope, dan sekaligus mengurangkan peluang orang Melayu daripada tiga syarikat kepada satu syarikat sahaja.

13. Gejala murtad berleluasa seperti kenyataan Mufti Perak, Dato' Harussani Zakaria bahawa 250 ribu orang Melayu murtad. Semua ini adalah di bawah pemerintahan kerajaan Umno.

14. Mewujudkan Wilayah Iskandar yang menjadi zon bebas, maka orang-orang Singapura boleh masuk secara bebas ke sana.

15. Krisis Menteri Besar di Perlis dan Terengganu apabila Umno sendiri yang menentang keputusan Sultan di negeri berkenaan.

16. Membubarkan Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan yang menjadi sumber bantuan usahawan-usahawan Melayu.

17. Memperkenalkan liberalisasi ekonomi, maka sekaligus menghapuskan Dasar Ekonomi Baru yang tujuannya membantu ekonomi orang-orang Melayu Bumiputra.

18. Mendedahkan pelaburan wang Tabung Haji satu ketika lalu dalam dengan syarikat Judi Pan Sweep, seperti yang didedahkan dalam buku Exco Kerajaan Kelantan, Dato' Paduka Husam Musa.

19. Membiarkan MAKSIAT BERLELUASA di dalam negara

20. Syarikat milik kerajaan seperti Petronas TIDAK MEMBAYAR ZAKAT

UMNO PENGKIANAT ATAU PEMBELA MELAYU-ISLAM? Oleh: Tun Telanai

After independence in 1957, while the Malaysian Constitution did stress that the socio-economic development of the Malay was to be promoted, active government intervention in the economy to help the Malay was not implemented immediately.
The ruling Alliance government continued the laissez-faire economic policy of the colonial government. The laissez-faire approach nevertheless resulted in rapid economic growth. Real GDP growth rate was 4.1% in 1956-1960 period, 5.0% in the 1961-1965 period and 5.4% in the 1966-70 (Bank Negara 1994, p.4). However, despite the rapid growth, the trickle down process did not appear to work as expected.
Towards the end of 1960s, about half the population was living under poverty as indicated in the incidence of poverty (see Table III.1).
Ini bererti selama 12 tahun selepas Merdeka, UMNO telah tidak membuat apa-apa usaha untuk membangunkan ekonomi orang Melayu. Tiada usaha serius membantu orang Melayu dengan meningkatkan taraf pendidikan mereka, taraf ekonomi mereka, taraf kebolehan mereka, latihan kepada orang Melayu dan sebagainya.
Selepas merdeka UMNO telah meneruskan dasar ekonomi peninggalan penjajah, yakni “laissez-faire” yang secara otomatik telah meminggirkan orang Melayu itu sendiri. Itu adalah sebab utama orang Melayu hidup miskin dan melarat sebelum 1969. Bukan sebab orang Cina.
Dalam keadaan ekonomi Persekutuan Tanah Melayu sentiasa berkembang dan tidak mengalami apa-apa kemelesetan sepanjang 12 tahun pemerintahan Perikatan/UMNO pada masa itu.
UMNO kekal sebagai parti “feudal” selepas Merdeka. Jadi, mereka tak nampak keperluan untuk membangunkan orang Melayu. Lebih-lebih lagi
Melayu Jadi Miskin dan Melarat Sebelum 1969 Bukan Sebab Orang Cina tapi Sebab Kelemahan UMNO yang Ketara
Orang Cina sebelum 1969 ada yang kaya dan ramai yang miskin dan melarat. Sampai ke tahap ada di antara mereka yang menyerahkan anak-anak mereka untuk menjadi anak angkat kepada orang Melayu. Kita dah lupa ke? Dalam keluarga saya sendiri ada anak-anak angkat dari keluarga Cina yang diserahkan kepada keluarga saya untuk dibela.
Malahan, rupa-rupanya kejayaan orang Cina dalam ekonomi Malaysia pada masa itu bukan kerana orang Cina ada konspirasi untuk menindas serta menjatuhkan orang Melayu. Orang Cina lebih maju dalam ekonomi kerana mereka rata-rata terlibat dalam sektor ekonomi yang moden dan berproduktiviti tinggi.
Bacaan seterusnya:http://www.malaysiawaves.com/2009/12/umno-ditubuhkan-bukan-untuk-membangun.html
ULASAN :
1. UMNO melihat "amanah" yang diberikan oleh rakyat adalah sebagai alat untuk mencari kekayaan,kedudukan dan kuasa. Bukan untuk melihat amanah itu sebagai bebanan yang perlu dipikul dan akan dipersoalkan oleh Allah swt di akhirat kelak. Oleh sebab itu, salah satu factor menyebabkan DEB gagal kerana masalah UMNO yang enggan melaksanakan dasar tersebut secara adil dan tulus. UMNO hanya memberi peluang kepada kroni dan UMNOputra sahaja. Melayu dan bumiputra lain yang bukan ahli UMNO dinafikan hak yang terkandung dalam DEB.
Kelemahan perlaksanaan DEB menyebabkan sasaran 30% pegangan ekuiti orang Melayu tidak kesampaian. DEB disalahgunakan untuk hanya menolong sesetengah orang Melayu yang ‘mempunyai cable‘ seperti dinyatakan di atas. Penyalahgunaan DEB ini paling ketara dalam pemberian kontrak, di mana kontrak-kontrak diberikan kepada kroni-kroni pemerintah yang kadangkala hanyalah proksi kepada orang lain. Ianya juga ketara dalam aspek-aspek seperti pemberian biasiswa kepada mereka yang tidak memerlukannya, pemberian rumah kos rendah, rumah PPRT dan rumah mesra rakyat kepada mereka dari golongan pemerintah [diwajibkan menjadi ahli UMNO] walaupun mereka tidak memerlukannya, opsyen pembelian saham Bursa Malaysia, pemberian AP dan macam-macam lagi.
DEB telah gagal dengan tragisnya. Di bawah UMNO setelah lebih 35 tahun DEB dilancarkan, ekuiti BUMIPUTRA hanya 17%. Walaupun UMNO tidak menghadapi apa-apa halangan dari luar dan dalam untuk melaksanakan program ini. Di dalam berbagai sektor ekonomi, orang melayu masih terkebelakang mengejar bangsa asing. Di dalam sektor perniagaan, boleh dikatakan kehadiran orang Melayu amat sikit. Apatah lagi hartanah di bandar-bandar besar di seluruh Negara. Yang ada hanyalah kontraktor-kontraktor yang bergantung pada UMNO untuk dapat kontrak. Jumlah professional Melayu juga amat sedikit. Ini dapat dilihat dari penguasaan badan-badan professional seperti pertubuhan-pertubuhan professional seperti AMA, IEM, Bar dan sebagainya dan ia masih dikuasai oleh bangsa asing walaupun sudah lebih 52 UMNO memerintah.
2. Sehubungan itu, UMNO menentang perlaksanaan hukum Islam dari dilaksanakan dalam Negara ini yang cuba dilaksanakan oleh PAS di Kelantan dan di Terangganu. Para pemimpin, ahli dan penyokong serta NGO-NGO UMNO yang berimejkan Islamik bangkit menentang perlaksanaan hukum Islam ini dengan mengeluarkan berbagai pendapat dan perkataan yang kesat, mencaci, mencela, menghina, memperlekeh dan memaki-hamun melalui tulisan, perbuatan dan lisan sehingga boleh menjejaskan keimanan seseorang. Seseorang itu boleh menjadi kufur dan murtad dengan menghina hukum Islam, hukum ciptaan dan datang daripada Allah swt, bukan datang dari manusia biasa yang mempunyai berbagai kelemahan. Allah maha besar, Allah maha berkuasa dan Allah maha mengetahui apa yang manusia tidak mengetahui. Menghina hukum Allah samalah juga dengan menghina Allah swt itu sendiri.
Dengan tiba-tiba, para pemimpin, ahli dan penyokong serta NGO-NGO UMNO yang berimejkan Islamik muncul, membela penggunaan kalimah ‘Allah’ dalam akhbar mingguan The Herald yang dibenarkan oleh Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur pada 31 Disember lalu. Mereka bangkit [didalangi oleh UMNO laknatullah] menghangatkan suasana untuk mendapatkan kepentingan politik ‘juara rakyat’ dalam jangka pendik. Golongan celaka ini bertindak macam orang dirasuk jembalang. Macam orang gila babi-tidak siuman kerana hanya dengan satu perkataan ‘Allah’, sedangkan tiada ada nas atau larangan bukan Islam menggunakan kalimah Allah semacamlah selama ini mereka menyangjung tinggi martabat dan kemuliaan Allah swt. Dengan kehendak Allah jua, strategi UMNO untuk menangguk diair keruh gagal. Strategi mereka untuk merangkap PAS yang berada dalam Pakatan Rakyat, akhirnya makan diri sendiri. Rakyat tidak percaya. Itu semua adalah mainan politik UMNO untu digelar sebagai juara rakyat. Rakyat semakin benci dan meluat dengan perangai UMNO yang mengaku sebagai ‘Juara Rakyat’. Sebenarnya UMNO ‘Juara Merampas Hak Rakyat’.
3. Hakikatnya, UMNO takut kepada Islam untuk dijadikan ‘Ad-Din’ kerana Islam akan menjadi batu penghalang untuk mencapai cita-cita peribadi masing-masing untuk mendapatkan tender, kontrak dan saham-saham mewah.Kalau dulu zaman pemerintahan Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein dan Tun Hussein Onn, 99 untuk rakyat 1 untuk pemimpin, tetapi sekarang telah terbalik, 99 untuk pemimpin dan 1 untuk rakyat. Budaya kehidupan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO bermegah dengan kereta mewah,rumah besar-besar, duit banyak dan menunjuk-nunjuk kekayaan kepada rakyat.Mengetepikan kepentingan rakyat yang dipimpin. Pemimpin UMNO menjadi raja,rakyat menjadi hamba. Dalam Islam perbuatan begini sangat dikutuk oleh Allah,menunjuk-nunjuk kemewahan kepada rakyat marhaen yang tidak ada apa-apa.Nabi sendiri dalam kehidupannya terlalu bersederhana daripada segi pakaian,makanan dan tempat tinggal, kalau Nabi hendakkan kekayaan dunia ini,maka Nabi akan dapat lebih hebat lagi daripada pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO haprak ini.Oleh itu, Hudud [hokum Islam] tidak boleh dilaksanakan kerana ia boleh menyama-ratakan kedudukan manusia.
4. 52 tahun UMNO memerintah, budaya rasuah, penyalahgunaan kuasa, pecah amanah, menyeleweng berlaku di pelbagai institusi, sektor, individu dan terutama pemimpin-pemimpin yang mempunyai kuasa. Membolot harta kekayaan negara, memonopoli keperluan rakyat untuk keuntungan dan faedah diri dan kepentingan kroni. Pembudayaan ini telah menjadi darah daging dalam UMNO. Begitu juga dengan arak, judi, penzinaan, hiburan yang membangkitkan syahwat lagi melalaikan, menipu, pembohong memutar-belitkan berita, melarikan duit ke luar negara, menahan orang tanpa sebab dan pelbagai lagi gejala maksiat yang dilakukan. Kenapa golongan CELAKA yang menentang penggunaan kalimah Allah ini berdiam diri?
Perjuangan golongan ini bukan untuk Islam khususnya mengajak orang ramai [khususnya orang Melayu yang anti Islam] kembali beriman kepada Allah dan RasulNya.
Mengakhir ulasan ini, suka saya bertanya :
Siapakah yang menyekat kewangan pusat[makan duit haram hasil royalty petroleum] kepada kerajaan ‘Melayu’ dan ‘Muslim’ di Terengganu dan Kelantan?
Siapakah yang menggadaikan tanah rezab orang Melayu?
Siapakah yang meminggirkan Bahasa Melayu dan sastera Melayu?
Siapakah yang menyekat ilmuan Melayu, ilmuan Muslim dengan segala ancaman, ugutan, hingga masjid dan surau lebih baik dibiarkan sepi daripada makmur dengan pengajian yang tidak serasi dengan kehendak politik?
Siapakah yang gagal melaksanakan DEB yang diformulakan sendiri oleh mereka untuk kononnya membantu orang Melayu?
Siapakah yang memerintah ketika Melayu Muslim Pulau Pinang terpinggir dan akhirnya merempat di tanah sendiri?
Siapakan menimbulkan berbagai masalah kepada rakyat tidak kira Melayu, Cina, India dan kaum-kaum minority yang lainnya?
Kenapa tidak bangun wahai golongan celaka [yang beria-ia untuk mendaulatkan kalimah Allah] menentang ketidakadilan yang dilakukan oleh UMNO laknattullah itu- apa niat kamu sebenarnya?.
“UMNO TIADA, RAKYAT SEJAHTERA”.
Selamat berjuang ke titisan darah terakhir. MERDEKA RAKYAT NEGARA PERKASA

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Nak tahu siapa Bush lihatlah kawan dia.




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SURAT CINTA SOROS KEPADA MAHATHIR


SOROS' REPLY TO MAHATHIR

Adapted from Bangkok Post (Not published locally)


I have always said Dr Mahathir is a menace to his own people. Now only you can see the effects of his foolishness when the ringgit has halved its value overnight and your economy goes kaput. Single handedly you have caused hardship to millions of your own people. You have built useless mega projects at tremendous cost to the country.The telecoms tower in Kuala Lumpur and the highest building in the world show how stupid you are. Not only does it cause massive traffic jam, it has totally no purpose.If you need high ground for telecoms antennae a nearby mountain is there for free.This tower has no purpose from the ground up to 300 metres. The satelites make this totally unneccesary. A fool and his money are soon parted. The only thing is you are the fool and the money belongs to Malaysians. You make 20% in every project, you have real estate in Japan and billions of shares corruptly acquired.Your 3 sons are worth 8 billion US$. Where do they get this money? Of course, corruption.You are known as the Marcos of Malaysia, having enriched yourself to the tune of billions.You dare to shed crocodile tears during UMNO delegates meeting about the ills of corruption.Yet you are the most corrupt of all the prime ministers before you. A thief is crying thief and hopes people look the other way. Who dares to say anything when the chief is caught with his hands in the candy jar?You said wisdom is not the monopoly of the West. So is foolishness. You have more foolishness than most people would believe. Billions are used to build two high rise Petronas buildings that benefit nobody. They now stand tall, a symbol of stupidity and irresponsibility. Instead they just add on to traffic jams. What is this reclamation of 10 islands off Kedah? Totally absurd and stupid. Of course your benefit is 20%. And the bridge across from Malacca to Sumatra across international waters?Why not build a bridge to the moon? I am sure you still can get your 20%. You called me a Moron. How can a Moron make so much money. By allowing short selling and borrowing millions of shares from your banks we fund managers made millions out of your inexperience and poor regulations.You lose all Malaysians' money, therefore you are the Moron. Now you know too late and start crying over spilt milk.In Australia you are known as the recalcitrant ego maniac; in UKthe corrupt bastard because of your stupid purchase of our movie studio and the 290 million ringgit Lotus racing car plant and the shady Pergau dam loans from the UK. They are useless to us and you still want to buy them.What about buying British reject submarines through your agent, of course. The agent/ broker is designed to make millions out of the Malaysian government..Your purchase of our battleships is at least 50% more than others are paying. Your purchase of 9 hospitals from UK lock, stock and barrel does not support your local architects or your industry and the British send you obsolete medical equipment. The design is atrocious, one end to the other is half a kilometer and there is no CT-scan, an absolute necessity.In the UK your face appears in no less than 17 newspapers as a corrupt dictator. In Malaysia you are known as the (IBM) International Big Mouth. In Japan they call you the 'smallest one' (brain size). In Pacific islands, the Santa Claus (giving advice left and right). In south America they call you the parrot (he talks a lot but does not know what it is about). In Manila the living Marcos.In Malaysia they are spending millions to lure tourists and you talk rubbish scaring every foreigner away. When he is dumb he is doubted a fool, when he opens his mouth it removes all doubt."While I agree the West does not have the monopoly to wisdom, your actions are not the wisest either. Your EAEC has totally no support even in Asean. Your South-South dialogue meets with the same fate and what is this I hear of the Bridge from Peninsula Malaysia to Sumatra covering 20 miles across International shipping lane?How crazy can one get? Even the Japanese don't have the money. This world's stupidity seems to be concentrated in one man's mind - yours.The multimedia super corridor - MSC -. Well in USA its Most Stupid Concept because we Americans, would have thought of it light years before. Even if it makes money, we can copy this concept can't we?Why do you want to spend your hard-earned money doing questionable projects? It will be like the Bakun project. Abandoned fund wasted and another white elephant. I always say politicians should not be involved in business. Your ministers are also businessmen and almost every official is enriching himself. Look at Rafidah Aziz, selling thousands of Approved Permits (APs) for cars each worth 20-30 thousand Malaysian dollars. Why not your government sell them and make the money? She has acquired millions of shares meant for bumis for free before she agrees to list them.Look at your Selangor Chief Minister collecting millions for approving high rise buildings from businessman. He is worth a few billions. Unfortunately he was caught with a few million pocket money in Australia. Every Chief minister is awarding useless projects to his cronies then collecting secret pay offs on the side.The Land Development Boards and the Economic Development Boards are used to bail out any loses suffered by politicians. The profits they keep, the loses they force the Government bodies to absorb. How can your poor ever close the gap when every good deal is snatched by your politicians? How can your country get out of poverty if all the billions of corruption money is taken out of the country?Look at the Sarawak Chief Minister selling billions worth of timber concessions under the table; selling every piece of state land to businessmen without tender; using his own companies to obtain lucrative government contracts; selling approval signatures for a fee 'you pay I approve'. He has 8 billion US stashed overseas. Thousands of acres of land are given to one or two companies while thousands of poor people still live in cardboard makeshift homes; have no water and shit into the river..Thousands of acres of land are sold to companies for plantations while the natives do not have even one acre to their name. He is selling sand near the beaches to one company for earth filling and then ask the government to spend millions to protect the coastline when erosion occurs.He lost 300 million of the Sarawak government money trying to make computer chips. He has built a port in Northern Sarawak town in water so shallow it needs dredging every year. The Prime Minister built highways without tender, your cronies get the deal and the price double. Your Langkawi airport runway was built double the cost by your own company, Ekran.The Malaysian nation has lost at least 30 billions during your last 10 years of corrupt rule.One billion lost from the purchase of phantom Skyhawk war planes nobody has ever seen (are they still in the Nevada desert, USA?).3 billion lost from the London tin scandal (you thought you could corner the London tin market without knowing the Americans have a stockpile! Stupidity at its best.6 billion Perwaja steel mill where nobody even knows where the money goes,3 billion bank Bumiputra scandal when George Tan bribed all the bank officials to lend him the money..6 billion forex lost by Bank Negara (the fool and his money are soon parted) and 6 billion to build three of the world's tallest buildings (built by Japanese and Koreans and furniture imported from France - not Malaysia)and 1 billion lost from purchase of British warships including fees paid to the broker and under the table..Add the 10 billion you stole and 5 billion taken by Ministers.In the 1997 the World Journalists meeting voted Dr Mahathir the Prime Minister of the Decade. It sounded strange to everybody until it was revealed those who voted against are threatened by IRD officers and with losing their jobs. In New York the United Nations 1997 meeting, the most corrupt Prime Minister of the decade is President Suharto and second Dr Mahathir (Actually Dr Mahathir should take first place but bribed the Indonesians to take honour of Number One.There are Fifty thousand of your university students not given places in Malaysia but are good enough for places overseas resulting in billions of dollars lost. The British and the Australians are thinking how stupid. Your best students are sent overseas raising their standards while as in most countries the best are kept in local universities and the rejects sent overseas..A university student in Hong Kong is much more prestigeous than any Australian counterpart. You have been colonised by the British so long you cannot even educate your own people. Look at Hong Kong or Singapore, less than 5% study overseas. All the money saved. Your country could save billions if every student overseas is recalled to a local university, and at the same time raising your own standards.Your people are still without shoes, without land to farm, without homes, bathing in rivers shitting in holes in the ground, without water and electricity. Your cities are concrete jungles without greenery and open spaces. Your KL is jammed with traffic. Yet you still keep on building high rises. You should come down from the clouds and stop daydreaming and firmly plant your feet in the ground. Your schools are cramped 500 students to an acre and thousands of acres are given free to some politicians who leave them idle. Your parks are being taken by politicians to build shophouses and every cabinet minister is a land-grabbing businessman who builds roads only to their cronies' land.The Malaysians' Prayer, "Ya Allah, we thank you for your gifts of timber, oil and grain. But then the devil sent us corrupt Mahathir without a Brain and look we are back to square one again. So just take Dr Mahathir back to Hell And we will be alive and well."In China people have been shot for embezzling one thousand dollars.With 8 billion you have stolen, therefore you would be shot 80 thousand times. Now you are leading an anti-corruption campaign. We all know what you should do. Look yourself in the mirror. You see the crooked you. Then use your left hand and handcuff your right hand. You have put the opposition leader and his son in jail when they said in parliament you are the richest PM in the world. And his colleague Mr Karpal Singh too for 2 years.So I get a reward or bribe if I now say you are the poorest PM in this world? Your 3 sons are sitting on the board of directors of more than 200 companies. They must have been educated in Harvard school of business and obtained distintions? Or is it "you don't know me, you don't do business in Malaysia" law that applies. Billions of ringgit of Employee's Provident Fund and public Petronas funds are used to bail out your sons who make losses investing in every venture you thought you could make money.How unethical and corrupt. Every one of your politicians is sitting on the board of tens of companies making thousands without any effort, lending their VIP names to borrow millions from local banks without collateral.. Now these have become non- performing loans. Now you want more then 20 million Malaysians to sacrifice for the folly of ONE man? Why not the fool resign and admit he wasted and took most of the money. I could teach you how to put your economy on track but first you must apologize to the Malaysian people.


Sincerely,


George Soros

Mahathir Book Too Hot for Malaysian Authorities




Written by John Berthelsen
Thursday, 17 December 2009

Customs sits on a controversial new biography of the former prime minister
Malaysian customs authorities have been holding up delivery of 800 copies of an authoritative new biography of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for the past three weeks at the Port Klang customs office.
The book, “Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times,” written by former Asian Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Barry Wain, is a warts-and-all, critical but fair account of Mahathir’s 22 years in power. It is certain to become an essential study for scholars seeking to understand the onetime premier’s reign and its consequences. But maybe not in Malaysia itself unless the locals buy through Barns & Noble (available Jan. 10) or Amazon (Jan. 5) for US$60.75.
Reports of the book have created considerable stir in Malaysia after the popular Malaysiakini news website ran reports of it along with a review first published in Asia Sentinel.The book will probably turn up on bookshelves eventually, said one Malaysian source. “There are lots of books on the shelves that are critical of Dr Mahathir. It might be some of his allies that stopped it. But everybody knows about it, it’s just they’re waiting for a hard copy.”
Foreign published books air-freighted into Malaysia often go through customs without being checked, or with only a cursory check at the airport. Books sent by ship or by land from Singapore are often stopped for inspection, however, which can mean customs officers spending weeks reading the material. Sometimes they just sit on the book, leaving the publisher with little option but to withdraw it or be faced with being hit with storage charges, leaving the book effectively banned without the government having to face criticism for formally banning it.
The reform organization Aliran said the holdup of the books ” is nothing short of crude and reckless censorship, although indirect, the effect is the same. It very undemocratically denies Malaysians reading material that should be made freely available to all and sundry. This book is of particular interest to citizens who are appalled by the disclosure that under Mahathir RM100 billion couldhave been squandered. They have been waiting anxiously to find out how this atrocity involving a mammoth, mind-boggling amount could have happened without anybody commenting on this extravagance.”The book tells the story of an essentially pragmatic man who managed the always-fraught balance between the country’s races, particularly the Malays and Chinese, relatively well although the New Economic Policy which he inherited from his predecessor, an affirmative action program for the majority race was deeply flawed, creating an entitlement mentality among Malays that largely failed to uplift them economically despite all efforts. Nonetheless, Mahathir, Wain wrote, “wasted no time in transforming Malaysia in line with his vision of a modern, industrialized nation, setting the goal of becoming fully developed by 2020.”
Rubber, palm oil and tin, the mainstays of the economy, Wain wrote, gave way to the production of manufactured goods and embraced a high-tech future, making Malaysia one of the developing world’s most successful countries. Mahathir, he said, “relentlessly badgered, berated and browbeat Malaysians, especially Malays, to shape up and convert his dreams into reality. If necessary, he would crucify opponents, sacrifice allies and tolerate monumental institutional and social abuses to advance his project.”
Unfortunately that also produced some excesses that the country could take decades to correct. By Wain’s reckoning, the country wasted as much as RM100 billion (US$40 billion at exchange rates at the time) on grandiose projects such as the Perwaja steel plant, which lost an estimated US$800 million and whose executive director, Eric Chia, was charged with embezzling large amounts of money. Chia, however, was freed by a Malaysian judiciary system that Mahathir had basically gutted and rebuilt to serve the interests of the state.
Wain writes about Mahathir’s relationship with Daim Zainuddin, the onetime finance minister who dismissed concerns about the commingling of his public and private interests, among a wide range of cronies who ultimately became a rentier class that did huge damage to the country’s coffers.
He could be stridently anti-western, breaking with the UK dramatically by establishing a “Buy British Last” program that only ended when Margaret Thatcher, then the iron prime minister of Britain, made a trip to meet with Mahathir himself. Nonetheless, Wain writes, Mahathir’s anti-west rhetoric of the 1980s and 1990s, though reminiscent of the first generation of developing world leaders feeling their way out from under the yoke of colonialism, “was accompanied by a diametrically opposite view of economics. Although a strident nationalist, he was pragmatic and favored the market system that brought prosperity to the industrialized nations.”
Like Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore and Indonesia’s Suharto, “Dr Mahathir integrated his country deeply with the Western economies and achieved an enviable development record.”
Wain wrote that during a visit to Washington DC in which Mahathir met President Ronald Reagan, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and others, he secretly launched an innocuous sounding Bilateral Training and Consultation Treaty, which Wain described as a series of working groups for exercises, intelligence sharing, logistical support and general security issues. In the meantime, Mahathir continued display a public antipathy on general principles at the Americans while his jungle was crawling with US troops quietly training for jungle warfare.
(On Dec. 16, Mahathir slammed what he described as Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s change in Malaysia’s foreign policy to back the United States in a recent flap over an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution criticising Iran for its nuclear program.)
That’s all good. But Wain’s exhaustive reprise of the Bumiputra Malaysia Finance scandal of the early 1980s, for instance, in which as much as US$1 billion disappeared from the Hong Kong arm of the government-owned Bank Bumiputra Malaysia, ill-starred forays into currency manipulation by Bank Negara, the country’s central bank, which cost billions, the attempt directed by Mahathir to attempt to corner the tin market in the early 1980s, and other huge missteps apparently didn’t set will with the government’s current leaders.
Wain’s book remains on the loading docks, awaiting a decision to deliver it. But for readers who buy Kindle or another electronic reader, it’s easy to get.

Book Review: Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times




Written by John Berthelsen
Friday, 04 December 2009
by Barry Wain. Palgrave Macmillan, 363pp. Available through Amazon, US$60.75. Available for Pre-order, to be released Jan 5.
In 1984 or 1985, when I was an Asian Wall Street Journal correspondent in Malaysia, an acquaintance called me and said he had seen a US Army 2-1/2 ton truck, known as a “deuce-and-a-half,” filled with US military personnel in jungle gear on a back road outside of Kuala Lumpur.
Since Malaysia and the United States were hardly close friends at that point, I immediately went to the US Embassy in KL and asked what the US soldiers were doing there. I received blank stares. Similar requests to the Malaysian Ministry of Defense brought the same response. After a few days of chasing the story, I concluded that my acquaintance must have been seeing things and dropped it.
It turns out he wasn’t seeing things after all. In a new book, “Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times,” launched Dec. 4 in Asia, former Asian Wall Street Journal editor Barry Wain solved the mystery. In 1984, during a visit to Washington DC in which Mahathir met President Ronald Reagan, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and others, he secretly launched an innocuous sounding Bilateral Training and Consultation Treaty, which Wain described as a series of working groups for exercises, intelligence sharing, logistical support and general security issues. In the meantime, Mahathir continued display a public antipathy on general principles at the Americans while his jungle was crawling with US troops quietly training for jungle warfare.
That ability to work both sides of the street was a Mahathir characteristic. In his foreword, Wain, in what is hoped to be a definitive history of the former prime minister’s life and career, writes that “while [Mahathir] has been a public figure in Malaysia for half a century and well known abroad for almost as long, he has presented himself as a bundle of contradictions: a Malay champion who was the Malays’ fiercest critic and an ally of Chinese-Malaysian businessmen; a tireless campaigner against Western economic domination who assiduously courted American and European capitalists; a blunt, combative individual who extolled the virtues of consensual Asian values.”Wain was granted access to the former premier for a series of exhaustive interviews. It may well be the most definitive picture painted of Mahathir to date, and certainly is even-handed. Wain, now a writer in residence at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, is by no means a Mahathir sycophant. Advance publicity for the book has dwelt on an assertion by Wain that Mahathir may well have wasted or burned up as much as RM100 billion (US$29.6 billion) on grandiose projects and the corruption that that the projects engendered as he sought to turn Malaysia into an industrialized state. Although some in Malaysia have said the figure is too high, it seems about accurate, considering such ill-advised projects as a national car, the Proton, which still continues to bleed money and cost vastly more in opportunity costs for Malaysian citizens forced to buy any other make at huge markups behind tariff walls. In addition, while Thailand in particular became a regional center for car manufacture and for spares, Malaysia, handicapped by its national car policy, was left out.
Almost at the start of the book, Wain encapsulates the former premier so well that it bears repeating here: Mahathir, he writes, “had an all-consuming desire to turn Malaysia into a modern, industrialized nation commanding worldwide respect. Dr Mahathir’s decision to direct the ruling party into business in a major way while the government practiced affirmative action, changed the nature of the party and accelerated the spread of corruption. One manifestation was the eruption of successive financial scandals, massive by any standards, which nevertheless left Dr Mahathir unfazed and unapologetic.”
That pretty much was the story of Malaysia for the 22 years that Mahathir was in charge. There is no evidence that Mahathir himself was ever involved in corruption. Once, as Ferdinand Marcos was losing his grip on the Philippines, Mahathir pointed out to a group of reporters that he was conveyed around in a long black Daimler – the same model as the British ambassador used – that the Istana where he lived was a huge mansion, that he had everything he needed. Why, he asked, was there any need to take money from corruption? Nonetheless, in his drive to foster a Malay entrepreneurial class, he allowed those around him to pillage the national treasury almost at will, which carried over into Umno after he had left office and which blights the country to this day.
Wain follows intricate trails through much of this, ranging from the attempt, okayed by Mahathir, to attempt to rescue Bumiputra Malaysia Finance in the early 1980s which turned into what at the time was the world’s biggest banking scandal.
In the final analysis, much as Lee Kuan Yew down the road in Singapore strove to create a nation in his own image and largely succeeded, so did Mahathir. Both nations are flawed – Singapore in its mixture of technological and social prowess and draconian ruthlessness against an independent press or opposition, Malaysia with its iconic twin towers and its other attributes colored by a deepening culture of corruption that has continued well beyond his reign, which ended in 2002. Mahathir must bear the blame for much of this, in particular his destruction of an independent judiciary, as Wain writes, to further his aims.
Mahathir, as the former premier said in the conversation over his mansion and his car, had everything including, one suspects, a fully-developed sense of injustice. He appears to this day to continue to resent much of the west, particularly the British. Wain writes exhaustively of Mahathir’s deep antagonism over both British elitism during the colonial days and the disdain of his fellow Malays (Mahathir’s parentage is partly Indian Muslim on his father’s side), especially the Malay royalty. That antagonism against the British has been a hallmark of his career – from the time he instituted the “Buy British Last” policy for the Malaysian government as prime minister to the present day.
Robert Mugabe, in disgrace across much of the world for the way his policies have destroyed what was one of the richest countries in Africa, remains in Mahathir’s good graces. Asked recently why that was, an aide told me Mugabe had driven the British out of Zimbabwe and was continuing to drive out white farmers to this day, although he was replacing them with people who knew nothing of farming. That expropriation of vast tracts of white-owned land might have destroyed Zimbabwe’s agricultural production. But, the aide said, “He got the Brits out.”
For anybody wishing to understand Mahathir and the nation he transformed, Wain’s book is going to be a must – but bring spectacles. The tiny type and gray typeface make it a difficult read. And a disclaimer: Wain was once my boss

Mahathir squandered RM100 bil, says new book


From Malaysiakini
Malaysia has squandered an estimated RM100 billion on financial scandals under the 22-year rule of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, according to a new book about the former prime minister.
According to Barry Wain, author of the soon-to-be launched ‘Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times’, direct financial losses amounted to about RM50 billion.
This doubled once the invisible costs, such as unrecorded write-offs, were taken into account. The RM100 billion total loss was equivalent to US$40 billion at then prevailing exchange rates.
Barry, who is a former editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal, says most of the scams, which included a government attempt to manipulate the international tin price and gambling by Bank Negara on global currency markets, occurred in the 1980s.
‘Malaysian Maverick’ is the first independent, full-length study of Mahathir, who retired in 2003 after more than two decades as premier. The book will be published globally next week by Palgrave Macmillan.
Wain writes that the Mahathir administration, which took office in 1981 with the slogan, “clean, efficient, trustworthy”, was almost immediately embroiled in financial scandals that “exploded with startling regularity”.
By the early 1990s, he says, cynics remarked that it had been “a good decade for bad behaviour, or a bad decade for good behaviour”.
Secret military deal with US
The book also reveals that:
Mahathir, despite his nationalistic rants, signed a secret security agreement with the United States in 1984 that gave the Americans access to a jungle warfare training school in Johor and allowed them to set up a small-ship repair facility at Lumut and a plant in Kuala Lumpur to repair C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
Mahathir used a secret fund of his ruling Umno to turn the party into a vast conglomerate with investments that spanned almost the entire economy.
Mahathir’s Umno financed its new Putra World Trade Centre headquarters in Kuala Lumpur partly with taxpayers money, by forcing state-owned banks to write off at least RM140 million in interest on Umno loans.
Wain, who is now a writer-in-residence at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, however credits Mahathir with engineering the country’s economic transformation, deepening industrialisation and expanding Malaysia’s middle class.
But Mahathir had undermined state institutions, permitted the spread of corruption and failed to provide for Malaysia’s future leadership, he says.
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Last year, Petronas gained a total pre-tax profit of RM86.8 billion and so far, it has earned about RM600 billion. As the surge of international oil prices, it’s profits will as well substantially grow. But the government has reduced fuel subsidies by a wide margin, turning Malaysia into one of the world’s most expensive oil price oil-producing countries. It makes the people wonder where the huge profit of Petronas has gone?
Former Work Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in the Parliament last year that the government has compensated a total of RM38.5 billion to 20 highway companies. Also, as the government has stopped building the Scenic Bridge in Johor, it has to compensate RM300 million construction cost to the bridge contractor. Isn’t the spending of such huge amount a waste?
Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim revealed that the Central Bank has lost RM30 billion in foreign exchange trading in the 1990s. Who was the manipulator behind it? (Second Finance Minister was in charge of Bank Negara’s Forex trading at that time)
Malaysia Airlines was said to have suffered losses every year. But why to spend RM1.55 million to buy three paintings to decorate its chairman’s office? And why to spend RM7,525 per day to recruit a foreign senior general manager?
Proton Holdings bought a 57.75% stake in MV Agusta for €70 million but sold it at €1 (RM4.50) a year later, causing Proton to lose €75.99 million (RM 348 million)?
Other excesses and wastages:
1. The Bank Bumiputra twin scandals in the early 1980s saw US$1 billion (RM3.2 billion in 2008 ringgit)
2. The Maminco attempt to corner the world tin market in the 1980s is believed to have cost some US$500 million. (RM1.6 billion)
3. Betting in foreign exchange futures cost Bank Negara Malaysia RM30 billion in the 1990s.
4. Perwaja Steel resulted in losses of US$800 million (RM2.56 billion). Eric Chia, was charged with corruption for allegedly steering US$20 million (RM64 million) to a Hong Kong-based company
5. Use of RM10 billion public funds in the Valuecap Sdn. Bhd. operation to shore up the stock market
6. Banking scandal of RM700 million losses in Bank Islam
7. The sale of M.V. Agusta by Proton for one Euro making a loss of €75.99 million (RM 348 million)
8. Wang Ehsan from oil royalty on Terengganu RM7.4 billion from 2004 – 2007
9. For the past 10 years since Philharmonic Orchestra was established, this orchestra has swallowed a total of RM500 million
10. In Advisors Fees, Mahathir was paid RM180,000, Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (women and social development affairs) RM404,726 and Abdul Hamid Othman (religious) RM549,675 per annum
11. The government has spent a total of RM3.2 billion in teaching Maths and Science in English over the past five years. Out of the amount, the government paid a whopping RM2.21 billion for the purchase of information and computer technology (ICT) equipments which it is unable to give a breakdown.
12. The commission paid for purchase of jets and submarines to two private companies Perimeker Sdn Bhd and IMT Defence Sdn Bhd amounted to RM910 million.
13. RM300 million to compensate Gerbang Perdana for the RM1.1 billion “Crooked Scenic Half-Bridge”
14. RM1.3 billion have been wasted building the white elephant Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities on cancellation of the Malaysia-Singapore scenic bridge
15. RM 100 million on renovation of Parliament building and leaks
16. National Astronaut Programme – RM 40 million
17. National Service Training Programme – yearly an estimate of RM 500 million
18. Eye on Malaysia – RM 30 million and another RM5.7 million of free ticket
19. RM 4.63 billion, ’soft-loan’ to PKFZ
20. RM 2.4 million on indelible ink
21. Samy announced in September 2006 that the government paid compensation amounting to RM 38.5 billion to the highway companies. RM 380 million windfalls for 9 toll concessionaires earned solely from the toll hike in 2008 alone.
22. RM32 million timber export kickbacks involving companies connected to Sarawak Chief Minister and his family.
Bailouts -23. Two bailouts of Malaysia Airline System RM7.9 billion
24. Putra transport system, which cost RM4.486 billion
25. STAR-LRT bailout costing RM3.256 billion
26. National Sewerage System costing RM192.54 million
27. Seremban-Port Dickson Highway costing RM142 million
28. Kuching Prison costing RM135 million
29. Kajian Makanan dan Gunaan Orang Islam costing RM8.3 million.
30. Le Tour de Langkawi costing RM 3.5 Million
31. Wholesale distribution of tens of millions of shares in Bursa Malaysia under guise of NEP to cronies, children and relatives of BN leaders and Ministers worth billions of ringgits.
32. APs scandal had been going on year-after-year going back for more than three decades, involving a total mind-boggling sum of tens of billions of ringgits
33. Alienation of tens of thousands of hectares of commercial lands and forestry concessions to children and relatives of BN leaders and Ministers worth tens of billions of ringgits
34. Travel around Malaysia and see for yourself how many white elephants like majestic arches, roads paved with fanciful bricks, designer lamp posts, clock towers, Municipal Council buildings that looks more like Istanas, extravagant places of worship, refurbishment of residences of VIPs, abandoned or under-utilised government sports complexes and buildings, etc! Combined they could easily amount to the hundreds of billions of ringgits!
35. Wastages and forward trading of Petronas oil in the 1990s based on the low price of oil then. Since the accounts of Petronas are for the eyes of Prime Minister only, we have absolutely no idea of the amount. Whatever amount, you bet it is COLLOSSAL!
In Time Asia magazine issue on March 15 2004, South East Asian economist at Morgan Stanley in Singapore Daniel Lian, figures “that the country may have lost as much as U$$100 billion (RM320 billion) since the early 1980s to corruption.” Mind you, this is only corruption and it does not include wastages!
All the rakyat’s hard earned money down the drain and they have the audacity to raise fuel prices and asking the people to change their lifestyles.

Kes Nik Sapeia saman RM20j tunda 14 Mac

KOTA BAHARU 18 Jan. – Mahkamah Tinggi di sini menetapkan 14 Mac ini sebutan semula perbicaraan kes saman RM20 juta oleh ahli perniagaan, Datuk Nik Sapeia Nik Yusoff terhadap polis dan Kerajaan Malaysia berhubung tuduhan menyebabkan kecederaan ke atas Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad pada 2006.
Hakim Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim menetapkan tarikh itu sementara menunggu keputusan pemilihan hakim yang akan mendengar kes saman berkenaan.
Nik Sapeia, 56, memfailkan dua writ saman di Mahkamah Tinggi di sini pada 13 Ogos 2006 dan menamakan Pegawai Penyiasat Asisten Supritendan (ASP) Baharin Mohd. Noh, bekas Ketua Polis Kelantan Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah dan Kerajaan Malaysia sebagai defendan pertama hingga ketiga.
Plaintif mendakwa, pihak defendan mempunyai niat menjatuhkan maruahnya ketika mengendalikan kes bersabit tuduhan menyebabkan kecederaan ke atas bekas Perdana Menteri itu dan tiga yang lain pada 28 Julai 2006. – BERNAMA

Saksi nampak kelibat individu botak

SHAH ALAM 18 Jan. – Kelibat seseorang yang berkepala botak dengan tangan terikat dilihat sebaik sahaja pintu tandas diselak.
Masih was-was dan sedikit takut siapa pemilik susuk tubuh yang terbaring itu, Yeni Marianti Sudirman hanya mengintai dan tidak membuka sepenuhnya pintu tandas.
Tukang cuci itu menceritakan bagaimana dia menemui Mantik Hani di dalam tandas rumah majikannya pada perbicaraan kes bunuh pembantu rumah itu di Mahkamah Tinggi di sini hari ini.
Yeni, 30, berkata, ketika itu dia berkunjung ke rumah tertuduh, A. Murugan selepas dipelawa isterinya sempena perayaan Deepavali selain untuk membantu membersihkan rumah tersebut yang berselerak.
‘‘Apabila saya buka pintu (tandas), saya nampak orang yang macam tidur, rambutnya botak, tangan terikat. Saya hanya nampak separuh badan bahagian atas kerana saya tidak buka habis pintu tandas sebab takut,’’ katanya ketika menjawab soalan Timbalan Pendakwa Raya, Idham Abd. Ghani.
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Tuduhan liwat langgar Perlembagaan

PUTRAJAYA 18 Jan. – Seorang bekas pekerja Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) memohon Mahkamah Rayuan mengisytiharkan tuduhan liwat dan seks luar tabii di bawah Kanun Keseksaan tidak sah dan terbatal kerana ia berat sebelah terhadap kaum lelaki.
Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, 39, mencabar kesahihan pertuduhan itu di sisi Perlembagaan dengan mendakwa ia diskriminasi gender, sekali gus melanggar Perkara 8(1) dan 8(2) Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang mendokong kesamarataan hak.
Ini kerana Seksyen 377A dan 377B Kanun Keseksaan hanya membolehkan lelaki didakwa dan dihukum sedangkan wanita yang turut cenderung melakukan persetubuhan luar tabii seperti seks oral tidak didakwa.
Pesakit HIV positif dan batuk kering itu memohon demikian ketika merayu terhadap hukuman penjara 60 tahun dan sebatan 22 kali atas 22 tuduhan meliwat seorang remaja lelaki bawah umur, dua tahun lalu.
Panel tiga hakim diketuai oleh Datuk Suriyadi Halim Omar sebulat suara menolak rayuannya dan mengekalkan hukuman yang diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Sesyen dan Mahkamah Tinggi.
Beliau yang bersidang bersama Hakim Datuk Hasan Lah dan Datuk Ahmad Maarop turut menyifatkan isu yang dihujahkan oleh peguam-peguam Fahri Azzat dan Amer Hamzah Arshad yang mewakili perayu serta Timbalan Pendakwa Raya, V. Shoba menarik untuk diteliti.
Abdul Rahim mengaku bersalah atas 22 tuduhan meliwat remaja lelaki itu yang berusia 15 tahun ketika kejadian, antara 18 April dan 8 Mei 2007 di sebuah flat di Gombak, Selangor.
Fahri ketika menghujahkan isu yang kali pertama dibangkitkan dalam sejarah perundangan itu menyatakan, Seksyen 377A dan 377B melanggar perlembagaan kerana ia menyebabkan ketidakadilan kepada lelaki.
Peguam bela menghujahkan, seksyen itu hanya terpakai kepada lelaki kerana ia menyatakan: ‘‘Sesiapa yang melakukan hubungan seks dengan memasukkan zakar ke dalam dubur atau mulut boleh didakwa melakukan persetubuhan luar tabii.’’
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Denda maksimum RM500,000

Oleh HATA WAHARIpengarang@utusan.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR 18 Jan. - Akta Pengangkutan Jalan (APJ) 1987 akan dipinda bagi membolehkan denda maksimum RM500,000 dikenakan kepada pemandu pengangkutan awam yang melakukan kesalahan.
Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz berkata, pada masa ini denda maksimum yang boleh dikenakan kepada pemandu yang melakukan kesalahan di bawah akta tersebut hanya RM300.
"Denda sekarang terlalu rendah dan ia tidak memberi pengajaran atau rasa takut di kalangan pemandu pengangkutan awam seperti pemandu teksi yang merupakan kumpulan terbesar melakukan kesalahan di bawah akta ini," katanya.
Beliau ditemui selepas melancarkan Kempen Kesedaran Hak-Hak Pengguna Pengangkutan Awam anjuran Lembaga Pelesenan Kenderaan Perdagangan (LPKP) di Hentian Puduraya di sini hari ini.
Mohamed Nazri memberi contoh bagi tempoh 14 hari iaitu dari 1 hingga 14 Januari lalu dalam operasi oleh Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ), sebanyak 957 pemandu teksi melakukan 989 kesalahan.
''Ini menunjukkan ada kalangan mereka melakukan dua kesalahan serentak,'' jelasnya.
Sehubungan itu katanya, kempen kesedaran itu penting bagi pengguna mengetahui hak mereka dan menghukum pemandu pengangkutan awam yang melakukan kesalahan.
Beliau memberitahu, kempen kesedaran yang dilancarkan hari ini ditumpukan kepada pemandu teksi kerana jumlah aduan terhadap mereka adalah tertinggi.
''Pengguna perlu mengadu kepada LPKP sekiranya pemandu-pemandu teksi melakukan 11 kesalahan yang sering dilakukan terutama tidak memaparkan kad pemandu, tidak melekatkan jadual tambang dan keadaan teksi yang kotor.
''Kesalahan-kesalahan lain yang perlu dilaporkan tidak menggunakan meter, tidak memberikan resit, mengubah suai meter dan berkelakuan membahayakan seperti merokok, memandu melebihi had laju dan bercakap di telefon semasa memandu,'' katanya.
Mohamed Nazri memberitahu, aduan boleh dibuat kepada LPKP menerusi talian bebas tol 1-800-88-9600, khidmat pesanan ringkas (SMS) ke nombor 15888 atau emel ke aduan@lpkp.gov.my. -utusan malaysia

Dakwa disamun untuk tangguh kahwin

JOHOR BAHRU 18 Jan. - Akibat tertekan dengan desakan bakal bapa mertua agar melangsungkan perkahwinan bulan depan, seorang lelaki sanggup membuat laporan polis palsu kononnya dia disamun semalam.

Dalam laporan itu, lelaki yang bekerja sebagai juruteknik di sebuah kilang mendakwa kad mesin juruwang automatik (ATM) miliknya dilarikan dua lelaki bermotosikal di hadapan sebuah bank di Kulaijaya.

Lelaki itu mendakwa dua penjenayah terbabit mengacukan pisau di lehernya semasa dia baru menghidupkan enjin keretanya sebelum melarikan diri.

'Kejadian' pada pukul 6 petang itu kononnya mengakibatkan dia kerugian RM6,000 apabila wang di dalam kad ATM berkenaan dikeluarkan oleh suspek.

Bagaimanapun, helah lelaki itu terbongkar apabila siasatan polis mendapati wujud percanggahan maklumat dalam soal siasat yang dijalankan terhadapnya.

Susulan itu, polis ke rumah lelaki terbabit dan menemui wang yang dilaporkan 'hilang' disimpan di rumahnya di Senai Utama.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kulaijaya, Supritendan Zulkefly Yahya berkata, lelaki itu disiasat di bawah Seksyen 177 Kanun Acara Jenayah dan jika sabit kesalahan boleh dipenjara enam bulan atau denda RM2,000 atau kedua-duanya sekali.

Beliau menasihatkan orang ramai supaya tidak membuat laporan polis palsu walau apa jua alasan termasuk menghadapi masalah peribadi.

Suspek kes bunuh akan didakwa

SEREMBAN 18 Jan. - Polis hari ini menyerahkan hasil kertas siasatan kes pembunuhan menyayat hati empat sekeluarga di Kampung Batang Rokan, Gemencheh, 5 Januari lalu, kepada Jabatan Peguam Negara.
Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah negeri, Asisten Komisioner Mohd. Zaki Masroh berkata, ia mencadangkan agar suspek, Rashidi Ismail, 34, dihadapkan ke mahkamah bagi dituduh di bawah Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan kerana membunuh.
"Kita telah menyerahkan hasil kertas siasatan itu pagi ini. Menerusi perbincangan dengan ketua unit pendakwaraya, mereka berpuas hati dan setuju dengan cadangan tersebut.
"Oleh itu, suspek akan dibawa ke Mahkamah Majistret Rembau kira-kira pukul 9 pagi, esok, untuk dituduh," katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.
Jelas Zaki, tempoh tahanan reman suspek yang dilanjutkan oleh Mahkamah Majistret Rembau pada 13 Januari lalu telah tamat hari ini. Sebelum ini suspek ditahan reman bermula 7 Januari lalu.
Dalam kejadian bunuh itu, seorang bekas imam, Atan Daud, 90, isterinya, Sufiah Keatas, 76, menantunya, Ismail Awang, 76 dan cucunya, Siti Khadijah Ismail, 22 ditemui mati dalam keadaan mengerikan.
Mayat Atan ditemui putus tangan kanan, manakala isterinya, Sufiah putus tangan kiri. Ismail pula putus kepala dan Siti Khadijah ditemui dengan sebilah senjata tajam terpacak pada dadanya.
Rashidi yang merupakan suspek utama kes itu telah ditahan di atas jejambat berhampiran stesen transit aliran ringan (LRT) Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur, kira-kira pukul 4.05 petang 6 Januari lalu.

Tebuk kedai emas: Polis akan buat tangkapan

IPOH 18 Jan. - Polis telah menemui petunjuk berhubung suspek yang terlibat dalam kejadian rompakan kedai emas di Gunung Rapat, di sini awal pagi semalam.
Justeru, dalam tempoh terdekat, beberapa tangkapan akan dibuat terhadap kumpulan penjenayah itu yang menebuk tiga buah lubang kedai sebelum melarikan barangan kemas bernilai RM400,000.
Timbalan Ketua Polis Perak, Datuk Zakaria Yusof berkata, pihaknya yang menjalankan siasatan rapi di lokasi kejadian itu sejak semalam telah mendapat beberapa petunjuk.
"Bagaimanapun, saya tidak boleh dedahkan butiran lanjut mengenai perkara ini kerana ia masih dalam siasatan.
"Berapa ramai yang akan ditangkap juga saya tidak boleh beritahu tetapi yang pasti kita akan buat tangkapan dalam masa terdekat," katanya kepada pemberita di sini hari ini.
Beliau diminta mengulas perkembangan siasatan kes rompakan sebuah kedai emas di Gunung Rapat semalam.
Dalam kejadian itu, kumpulan perompak tersebut telah memecah masuk pintu belakang sebuah kedai buku dan runcit berhampiran sebelum bertindak memecahkan dinding kedai itu untuk memasuki kedai gunting bersebelahan.
Dari kedai gunting itu, suspek yang dipercayai lebih daripada dua orang menebuk satu lubang dan menembusi tandas kedai emas tersebut.
Perompak yang menggunakan alat penggerudi kemudian memecahkan peti besi di dalamnya dan melarikan beberapa dulang barang kemas selain melarikan barang kemas di ruang pameran.
Sebelum kejadian itu, kedai emas berkenaan pernah kerugian kira-kira RM500,000 akibat dirompak empat lelaki bersenjatakan pistol pada Oktober 2008.
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Konstabel dipenjara sepanjang hayat

KLANG 18 Jan. - Seorang konstabel polis dihukum penjara sepanjang hayat dan 12 kali sebatan oleh Mahkamah Sesyen di sini hari ini selepas didapati bersalah atas dua tuduhan mempamerkan pistol milik Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) semasa merompak sebuah kedai telefon.
Hakim Datuk Anita Harun menjatuhkan hukuman tersebut bagi setiap dua pertuduhan yang dihadapi oleh Aeleh Wahab yang bertugas di Putrajaya semasa kejadian berlaku empat tahun lalu.
Beliau bagaimanapun memerintahkan kedua-dua hukuman penjara itu berjalan serentak bermula dari tarikh tertuduh ditangkap pada 16 April 2006.
Aeleh didapati mempamerkan sepucuk pistol jenis revolver .38 Special 3 inch Smith & Wesson sehingga menyebabkan Noridayu Abdullah, 24, ketakutan selain boleh menyebabkan kematian atau kecederaan.
Perbuatan itu dilakukan semasa tertuduh merompak Kedai Telefon New Telecommunication Ent., Jalan Ayer Hitam, Dengkil, Sepang dekat sini pada pukul 10.30 pagi 14 April 2006.
Dia turut didapati melakukan kesalahan sama terhadap Tiew Boon Piau, 32, dengan menggunakan sepucuk pistol jenis revolver .38 Special Smith & Wesson di Kedai Telefon Astino Teleshop Nombor 27, Jalan Kenanga 2, Taman Dengkil Jaya, Dengkil, Sepang dekat sini pada pukul 3.30 petang, 16 April 2006.
Bagi setiap pertuduhan, Aeleh didakwa mengikut Seksyen 4 Akta Senjata api (Penalti Lebih Berat) 1971 yang memperuntukan hukuman penjara sepanjang hayat dan sebatan tidak kurang enam kali jika disabitkan kesalahan.
Pendakwaan dikendalikan oleh Timbalan-Timbalan Pendakwa Raya, Siti Syuhada' Alwi dan Nurul Maisarah Kamal manakala tertuduh diwakili peguam Aminuddin Ramli.

112 anggota, pegawai polis dikenakan tindakan

KUALA TERENGGANU 18 Jan. - Seramai 112 anggota dan pegawai polis di negeri ini dikenakan tindakan atas pelbagai kesalahan tatatertib termasuk penyalahgunaan dadah sepanjang tahun lalu.
Ketua Polis Terengganu, Datuk Mohd. Shukri Dahlan berkata, daripada jumlah itu, seramai 13 orang anggota berpangkat koperal ke bawah didapati terlibat dalam penyalahgunaan dadah.
Katanya, kesemua mereka dikenakan tindakan tahan kerja serta tidak dibenarkan terlibat secara proaktif manakala yang didakwa di mahkamah digantung kerja.
"Kes penyalahgunaan dadah melibatkan anggota berpangkat koperal ke bawah semakin meningkat. Pada 2008, hanya tujuh anggota sahaja dilaporkan positif dadah berbanding 13 orang pada tahun lalu," katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian selepas menghadiri perhimpunan bulanan di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Terengganu di sini hari ini.
Dalam perkembangan lain, katanya, jumlah keseluruhan kakitangan awam yang terlibat dengan dadah sepanjang tahun lalu turut meningkat iaitu sebanyak 67 kes berbanding 59 kes pada 2008.
Menurut Mohd. Shukri, dalam usaha menangani masalah disiplin di kalangan anggota polis di negeri itu, Sistem Kawalan Disiplin dan Dadah dilaksanakan untuk pemantauan.
"Kita juga akan meningkatkan pelbagai kegiatan berunsur program kebajikan termasuk penglibatan warga polis bersama masyarakat," katanya. -utusanmalaysia

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