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Thursday, November 30, 2017

RCI FOREX – DIBENTANG DI PARLIMEN, DIBAHAS DI PERHIMPUNAN UMNO DAN SAH MENJADI BAHAN KEMPEN PRU 14

Sebagaimana ramai mempersoalkan keputusan kerajaan pimpinan Najib Razak mewujudkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja berkaitan urusniaga forex sebelum ini, hasil siasatannya yang dibentangkan di Parlimen hari ini  sekali lagi menyaksikan banyak persoalan timbul daripadanya.
Rasanya tidak perlu dihuraikan lagi apa keputusan atau hasil siasatan RCI forex yang dibentangkan itu kerana ia sudah pun menjadi berita yang heboh hingga ke telefon bimbit makcik-makcik Felda dan menjadi bualan ramai di mana-mana.
Begitu juga dengan keputusan hasil siasatan RCI itu, semuanya sudah pun dijangka sebenarnya. Tiada apa-apa yang pelik mengenainya.
Mempersalahkan Nor Mohamed Yakcop dalam kerugian forex tidak menghairankan sama-sekali kerana beliau sudah pun mengaku bertanggungjawab sepenuhnya ketika memberi keterangan sebelum ini.
Malah, Nor Mohamed Yakcop juga sudah pun dihukum dengan diarah meletakkan jawatan di Bank Negara serta tidak dibenar terlibat dalam hal-hal yang berkaitan kewangan negara oleh Menteri Kewangan, Anwar Ibrahim ketika itu.
Tetapi, yang menghairankan ialah bila Tun Mahathir Mohamad dan Anwar Ibrahim adalah antara yang turut dipersalahkan dan dicadangkan untuk disiasat oleh pihak polis berkaitan kerugian forex tersebut.
Ia menghairankan kerana tiada saksi yang memberi keterangan telah mengaitkan nama Tun Mahathir dalam kerugian itu, manakala Anwar pula hanya melaporkan kerugian kepada kabinet berdasarkan laporan audit yang sudah disahkan.
Jika begitu, Najib yang menjadi menteri kabinet dan tidak bersuara apa-apa ketika kerugian tersebut berlaku mesti dipersalahkan sama.
Bagaimanapun, sebelum pihak polis mahu mengambil tindakan menyiasat nama-nama mereka yang dinamakan dalam dapatan RCI forex itu, apa yang harus dilakukan terlebih dahulu oleh polis ialah bertindak terhadap syor Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara atau PAC berhubung laporan audit 1MDB sebelum ini.
Kenapa sampai sekarang masih tiada tindakan diambil, termasuk kepada bekas CEO 1MDB, meskipun sudah beberapa bulan masa berlalu?
Selain itu, membentangkan keputusan RCI forex ini para hari terakhir sidang Parlimen juga mempunyai maksud serta muslihatnya yang tersendiri bagi kepentingan Najib, UMNO dan BN.
Jika sebelum ini tanggapan ramai kewujudan RCI itu adalah semata-mata untuk menyerang Tun Mahathir dan Anwar atau lebih tepatnya, Bersatu, PKR serta Pakatan Harapan untuk menghadapi PRU 14, hakikat tersebut menjadi semakin nyata apabila keputusannya dibentangkan hari ini secara mengejut pada hari terakhir sidang Parlimen.
Ia dengan sengaja bermaksud agar ia tidak dibahaskan oleh Ahli-Ahli Parlimen di Dewan Rakyat, sebaliknya akan menjadi topik perbahasan utama dalam Perhimpunan Agung UMNO pada 5 hingga 9 Disember depan ini.
Najib ternyata lebih mahu hasil RCI forex itu dibahaskan dalam Perhimpunan UMNO berbanding di Parlimen kerana perhimpunan tahunan itu adalah medan bercakap secara sehala oleh para perwakilan yang diberi tanggunjawab untuk berucap.
Oleh yang demikian, sudah tentu ia akan menjadi ruang yang lebih memudahkan untuk membelasah Tun Mahathir sambil memberi pujian-pujian melangit kepada Najib yang bertanggungjawab mewujudkan RCI itu.
Lalu, dalam ghairah membelasah Tun Mahathir yang kononnya menyebabkan kerugian kepada negara sebanyak RM30 bilion, terlupalah sekalian pejuang-pejuang Melayu terhadap skandal 1MDB yang ruginya lebih RM50 bilion, walaupun orang yang terlibat itu ada di depan mata mereka.
Terlupalah juga mereka bahawa dalam skandal 1MDB yang sama, di samping ada yang dalam akaunnya terdapat wang beribu-ribu juta, ada juga yang berhibur dan membeli harta-harta dunia bagai nak gila, membikin filem separa porno dengan wang hadiah katanya serta diberikan emas permata yang nilainya berratus-ratus juta, sebaliknya dalam urusniada tiada sesiapa yang kaya dan ia hanyalah kerugian dalam urusniaga.
Lagi pun, UMNO sekarang sedang ketandusan isu untuk menaikkan semangat ahli-ahlinya bagi menghadapi pilihanraya akan datang. Isu forex ini diharapkan dapat mencapai tujuan itu, di samping menutup kelemahan Najib yang deretan senarainya semakin panjang ketika ini.
Dengan hasil RCI forex dibentangkan pada hari terakhir sidang Parlimen dan hanya lima hari sebelum tibanya Perhimpunan Agung UMNO 2017 serta kemudian dengan pantasnya dibuat laporan polis untuk segera dilakukan siasatan, sempurnalah sudah tujuan dan matlamat RCI forex itu diwujudkan oleh Najib.
Mulai hari ini ia akan terus dijadikan isu sehingga tarikh mengundi serta wajib akan dimasukkan sebagai salah satu bahan kempen UMNO dan BN dalam pilihanraya akan datang.
– http://shahbudindotcom.blogspot.my/

MAHATHIR IS NOT ANWAR, YOU CAN’T THROW HIM INTO JAIL AS & WHEN YOU PLEASE – ANALYSTS PREDICT MAJOR MALAY BACKLASH IF NAJIB TAKES DR M TO COURT

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BARISAN Nasional is inviting a backlash if it goes ahead and prosecutes Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the central bank’s forex losses of 30 years ago, because the public consensus is that the inquiry into the affair was politically motivated, say analysts.
The royal commission of inquiry (RCI) was initiated after Dr Mahathir became a fierce critic of Prime Minister Najib Razak, they said, adding the Najib administration was showing inconsistency in the setting of its priorities.
They said the Najib administration had doggedly pursued the business of Bank Negara’s foreign exchange losses that occurred decades ago, but was sluggish in its reaction to the loss of billions in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal that blew up a mere two years ago.
“Take Dr Mahathir to court and BN will suffer an electoral backlash as he is still widely and deeply respected for building modern Malaysia,” said independent political analyst Dr Andrew Aeria, former associate professor at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Hisommuddin Bakar of the Ilham Centre said the RCI seemed to be politically motivated because there is no action taken on the 1MBD scandal.
“BN can’t use the RCI as ammunition. It is ammo that has no impact,” said Hisommuddin.
And if BN were to use the RCI findings to tar rival coalition Pakatan Harapan – of which Dr Mahathir is chairman – it could even backfire, said Dr Faisal Syam Hazis.
“BN has lost the legitimacy to talk about good governance, transparency, and corruption,” said Faisal of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
“There are so many allegations against people in the government yet there is no action against them. But when it comes to the opposition, action is swift and efficient,” said Faisal.
Speedy RCI
The RCI tabled its 524-page report in Parliament yesterday which found that Bank Negara Malaysia had lost RM31.5 billion in foreign exchange trading between 1992 and 1994.
The RCI recommended that police investigate Dr Mahathir, former finance minister Anwar Ibrahim, a member of the BNM board of directors, the National Audit Department and the Finance Ministry.
RCI secretary Dr Yusof Ismail has lodged a police report in Putrajaya in connection with the commission’s recommendations.
Critics have questioned the speed and efficiency of the government’s probe into the forex losses compared to the losses in 1MBD, and federal agencies Mara and Felda.
The probe into the forex losses began with a special task force in February. In April, they recommended that the Najib administration set up a RCI.
The RCI’s hearings were conducted in June during which 25 witnesses including Dr Mahathir, Anwar, former Finance Minister DAim Zainuddin and Bank Negara adviser Noor Mohamed Yakcop were summoned.
The report was submitted to the Yang di Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on October 13, about seven months after the probe was launched,
In contrast, the police have yet to complete their investigations into 1MDB despite the many revelations of fraud and money laundering that began coming to light in mid-2015.
Attorney-General Mohd Apandi Ali declared that there was insufficient evidence in an investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) on whether money was siphoned from the state fund.
The lack of punitive action in Malaysia over 1MBD is in sharp contrast to Singapore, which has jailed bankers and shut down the branches of two foreign banks for funneling 1MBD money.
Meanwhile the United States authorities have frozen and sought to seize more than US$1 billion in expensive properties and artwork believed to have been bought with money stolen from 1MDB.
study by anti-graft body C4 into 1MBD’s deals and losses concluded that the company was set up to specifically steal billions from Malaysians.
Backfire
Faisal, of UKM, said the RCI would be one of several issues that would be trotted out as the general election nears to enable the BN to question PH’s credibility.
Najib has to call for GE14 before August but signals from the administration are that it will likely take place in March or April.
“Dr Mahathir has a lot of baggage during his 22 years in power, such as Ops Lalang. So it’s no secret that we will see more of such issues being unearthed,” said Faisal.
Aeria says that even if the forex losses were to be used as an issue, the PH could turn it around and use it against the BN.
“A court case will also open avenues for PH to question why PM Najib cannot also be queried in court over 1MDB.”
Hisomuddin of the Ilham Centre said any attempt to prosecute Dr Mahathir could attract sympathy votes from undecided voters, who make up 30% to 40% of the electorate.
“As it is, the RCI had no traction among people when we were doing a survey in Kuala Selangor, Sungai Besar and Tanjong Karang. Because it is a complex issue and it happened so long ago that people don’t feel connected to it.”
THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT

SHOCK ARREST: MALAYSIAN TOUR GROUP CAUGHT AT HONG KONG AIRPORT WITH RM2MIL WORTH OF KETAMINE

HONG KONG: Six members of a sightseeing group from Malaysia have been arrested by customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport for attempting to carry nearly HK$4mil (RM2mil) worth of ketamine into the city – the first such arrests in a decade.
The Post understands that the previous capture of Malaysians for drug trafficking at the airport was made about 10 years ago.
The six male Malaysian travellers aged between 18 and 28 were intercepted for inspection at the airport’s customs clearance counter following their arrival from Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
“More than 8kg of suspected ketamine was found strapped to the bodies of four of the six men,” a source with the knowledge of the case said.
“The haul had an estimated street value of HK$3.9mil.”
He said an initial investigation showed the consignment was for local consumption.
When asked why they joined a tour group, he said it was possible drug dealers believed members of a tour group would have received less scrutiny at a control point on entering the city.
As most of ketamine seized in Hong Kong was smuggled from the mainland, another source said it was an unusual drug-smuggling route.
Fears about drug abuse grow after police bust 14 at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap music festival.
“We believe a massive crackdown against underground drug manufacturing plants on the mainland led drug dealers to find new source of the drug and use new smuggling routing into Hong Kong,” the source said.
He said officers were investigating whether the consignment was smuggled into Malaysia before being brought to Hong Kong and how the six young suspects were recruited.
On Thursday afternoon, the six Malaysian men were being held for questioning and had not been charged.
In Hong Kong, trafficking in a dangerous drug carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a HK$5mil (RM2.6mil) fine under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.
Latest figures show local authorities seized 110kg in the first 10 months of this year, down 62.5% compared with 293 in the same period last year.
Separately, Hong Kong Customs said more than five tonnes of stimulant Khat leaves with an estimated street value of HK$31mil (RM16mil) were seized between January and November this year.
This year’s seizure is about five times as large as the seizures made in the whole of last year.
It is understood most Khat leaves were smuggled into Hong Kong from Africa before being airmailed to the United States, Canada and Europe.
Khat leaves contain traces of cathinone and cathine, which are both controlled under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance in Hong Kong.
“Hong Kong Customs has all along been working closely with the logistics industry, and will continue to take stringent enforcement actions as well as strengthen cooperation with law enforcement agencies outside Hong Kong in combating transnational drug trafficking activities,” a spokesman for the Customs and Excise Department said.
This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition.

The 'High Income Nation' Was Just To Lull The Malay Leaders - It Had An Ulterior Motive.

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Did you know that Khazanah Nasional pays some contract staff RM70,000 PER MONTH !! Plus EPF the wage bill is over RM82,000 a month.  

Just what exactly would a contract staff do that would be worth RM82,000 per month? 

Just two days ago, Khazanah was reported to have made a return of just about 1% on the RM145 billion assets under their management.  

If we put RM145 billion in Fixed Deposits in the banks, we could get about 4% return on our capital.  Khazanah has denied the report - coming out of Singapore's Straits Times. They say they have done 9.3%.  The nenek tua's keropok lekor stall can do better than that.

Along with JAKIM can we just shut down Khazanah as well ? These are two very useless institutions.

Its December now. Khazanah should be selling more of the TNB shares that Dr Mahathir gave them when Khazanah was first set up so many years ago. Without fail Khazanah has been selling TNB shares for the past FIVE or SIX years to make their KPIs and their books look good. Their MD (who is a graduate of the "slow learner" college) has been in place for 15 years.  His single greatest achievement is that he has been selling Khazanah's majority stake in TNB little by little every year to window dress his KPIs. 

By the way there is another angle to that Khazanah story reported in the Singapore Straits Times. 

1.  Do read on.

2. Why are these stories appearing in the Singapore Straits Times? Do read on.  

Here is more news about another CEO being paid RM54,000 per month. Plus EPF, his wage bill exceeds RM60,000.  This is the "high income nation". 

3. Do read on.


Dozens of Yayasan Felda staff to be laid off
FMT Reporters | November 30, 2017

chairman Shahrir says restructuring exercise

FELDA laying off,  forcing deep pay cuts at Yayasan Felda, ST reported.

Yayasan Felda 68 employees laid off by end of year

Faizal Mohd Mokhtar, CEO of non-profit body earns RM54,000 month.

need to reduce expenditure for foundation 

confirmed by Shahrir, foundation’s chairman Manan Ismail. 

CEO RM54,000 a month a bit too much

Felda struggling with corruption scandal 

drastic move reflected Felda problems.

foundation annual budget RM10 million

Yayasan 68 employees terminated, voluntary resignation or pay cut. 
new salary scheme will come into place next year
if any permanent staff chooses to stay on job
Those who leave receive severance.

Felda’s former chairman Isa Samad facing corruption millions of dollars 
spent buying overseas, local hotels at inflated prices.

(FGV) performed poorly on stock exchange since listing in 2012. 

My comments :  Why dont Shahrir Samad resign first? As Chairman of FELDA Shahrir earns over RM100,000 a month, or over RM1.2 million a year.  FELDA is still in deep shit. Shahrir Samad knows jack shit about business. He cannot fix FELDA. Why not resign now?

Or why not Shahrir Samad voluntarily resign or take a deep pay cut also?

Hang suruh orang lain potong gaji, tapi hang pula syiok makan gaji besar mana boleh brader? Kepala Bapak hang. Play fair lah. 


1.  The high income nation.

Its all that Stupid Mamaks dumb ideas again. One day someone will list down and record for posterity all the stupid ideas put forward by that Stupid Mamak which has caused so much losses and so many problems in the country. This high income nation idea is actually designed to make the Malays stupid, poor but feel bodoh sombong, all at the same time. 

My evidence :  FELDA is firing a CEO who was paid RM54,000 per month.  

The high income nation idea was a ruse to  make the GLC Malays feel that they were world class. Kepala Bapak hang. Khazanah contract staff paid RM70,000.  

The TEKUN, JAKUN, PEMANDU, HISAP CANDU CEOs, GMs, senior GMs etc are all paid RM25,000, RM50,000 etc. Some are paid even more. For doing what?


Most Chinese public listed companies may have just a few General Managers.  Proton and MAS had dozens of General Managers.  

Do you know how many senior staff FGV employs?  10? 20? 30? 50? 100? 150?

The answer is 236 !!

FGV offers VSS to senior staff | New Straits Times | 
https://www.nst.com.my/business/2017/11/298824/fgv-offers-vss-senior-staff

Nov 3, 2017 - KUALA LUMPUR: (FGV) VSS 236 senior management staff offered.

Now if a kuchi rat CEO of a kuchi rat Felda Yayasan was paid RM54,000 a month, then surely the 236 senior staffs of FGV must have been paid more than RM54,000 a month.
  
This was the high income model. Pay the GLC Malays sky high salaries for doing nothing. Or for not doing anything much.  

Proof :  Their companies are in deep shit.  FGV in deep shit. Yayasan Felda laying off 68 staff.  Khazanah making less returns on RM145 Billion assets than a nenek tua keropok lekor warong. And then selling the family silver ie TNB shares, to dress up their KPIs.   

What more proof do you want? The idea was to keep the GLC Malays contented. To distract their attention with their cigars and golf clubs.  Because more stealing was going on. 


2. That Khazanah story in the Singapore Straits Times.

Another mamak is gunning for control of the GLCs, especially Khazanah Nasional.  The recent RCI on the Bank Negara Forex scandal was not targeted at Tun Dr Mahathir. That was a sideshow. The real target was to get rid of  the No. 2 at Khazanah Nasional.  Which was achieved.

Now the mamak is gunning for Azman Mokhtar the MD of Khazanah. Watch out for Sup Kambing Kuala Kangsar.

Is this all relevant? Not really. Like Zimbabwe or Saudi Arabia. Who gives a shit. A bunch of village idiots pretending to be businessmen and political leaders. 

3. Why Straits Times Singapore?

Both that Khazanah story and now the Yayasan Felda story have been played up by the Singapore Straits Times. There must be a cable connection somewhere from this side of the Causeway to the other side. 

Someone is leaking these stories.  The mamak is out to get you guys.

Malaysia number 13 on world English language proficiency index

Malaysia is the second best in Asia, after Singapore, with the Netherlands taking top spot in the latest edition of the EF English Proficiency Index.
englishKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been ranked 13th in English language proficiency among non-native speakers in the world, according to the latest EF English Proficiency Index.
Malaysia is the second best in Asia, after Singapore which is ranked number 5 out of 80 countries. Malaysia is ranked under the “high” category while Singapore is ranked under the “very high” category.
Laos is ranked number 80, with Iraq, Libya and Cambodia above it in that order.
Malaysia had a score of 61.07 on the EF English Proficiency Index, while Singapore had 66.03. The Philippines was at 60.59. India, the fourth best in Asia, had a score of 56.12 and Hong Kong had 55.81. Laos scored 37.56.
The average score is 53.2%.
Asia ranks second in English proficiency in the world after Europe.
This is the 7th edition of the EF English Proficiency Index, the world’s largest study that measures adult English proficiency among non-native speakers.
EF, or Education First, is a private education company. The ranking is based on results of a free online test, called the EF Standard English Test or EFSET. According to EF, more than one million people took the EFSET in 2016.
The Netherlands was at the top of EF’s list, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Singapore.
This is the first time Singapore is in the top five, and according to Minh Tran, EF senior director of research, this is due to its improved education system. He said while all countries had some students who performed well, nearly all Singapore students performed at a very high level.
The EF report said the education systems in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea were often held up as models thanks to their stellar scores on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
“In these countries, high standards for every student are the norm, and there is a relatively small difference in performance between rich and poor students. Of these four countries, however, only Singapore teaches English to a high level.”
It said although countries with historical ties to English-speaking countries often displayed higher levels of English proficiency than their neighbours, this was not always the case.
Among the former British colonies in Asia, it noted, Singapore was the best, with Bangladesh and Pakistan in the low proficiency band and Hong Kong and India towards the middle.

China remained in the low proficiency band but, the EF report said, it was gradually adopting a more communicative approach to language instruction with adults investing more heavily in English training every year. - FMT

Girl who spent A$4.6 mil after overdraft error cleared of charges

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PETALING JAYA: A former chemical engineering student in Australia who spent A$4.6 million (RM13.8 million) erroneously deposited into her account several years ago has been cleared of the charges against her.
According to the Brisbane Times, the office of the director of public prosecutions confirmed the charges against Christine Jia Xin Lee had been withdrawn on Monday.
Lee’s lawyer, Hugo Aston, said in the report that she was “obviously very relieved that all this trauma is over for her”.
He also told Fairfax Media that Lee’s case demonstrated the need for banks to be more careful with their account management system.
Lee, 21, allegedly made numerous withdrawals from her Westpac account amounting to some A$4.6 million between July 2014 and April 2015.
This was after the bank accidentally gave her an unlimited overdraft in August 2012.
She was said to have spent the money on designer handbags, diamond necklaces, earrings and rings, clothes, shoes and even cushions.
Lee, who was studying at Sydney University at the time, claimed she believed the money had come from her parents whom she said were wealthy.
Her spending frenzy came to an abrupt end on April 8 last year, when Westpac’s senior manager of group investigations, Matt Tregoning, froze her account after the bank’s glitch was detected.
The following month, Australian authorities arrested Lee when she attempted to fly back to Malaysia.
Last December, she was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime at the Downing Centre Court in Sydney.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Lee returned some A$1 million worth of items in April 2016.
In May, the Supreme Court made orders allowing Westpac to seize any other assets to repay the remaining A$3.5 million. -FMT