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MY VOICE FOR NATION


Ex-cop says tribunal probe will implicate A-G, Musa in ‘black eye’ case

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 10:54 PM PDT

There should not be any delay in making Malaysia a member of the Rome Statute of the ICC.

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:52 PM PDT

Government should form a special Parliamentary Select Committee to look into the setbacks and sufferings of the Indian community and come up with effe

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:47 PM PDT

No reason for the BN government not o build a new Chinese primary school and a new SMK in Bercham.

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:43 PM PDT

Be fair to Chinese and Tamil schools.

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:39 PM PDT

Malaysia should support the resolutions on Sri Lanka presented by the US, France and Norway.

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:33 PM PDT

The PM must openly state that he will respect the voters” wish and guarantee a peaceful transfer of power if PR wins a majority in the Parliament in t

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:29 PM PDT

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:07 PTG

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Bersama Dengan Peserta Kem Saintis Mukmin

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 04:40 PM PDT

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang

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念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang


垃圾問題滋生蚊蟲‧無拉港成骨痛熱症黑區

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 05:47 PM PDT

(雪蘭莪‧加影14日訊)無拉港區成為雪州骨痛熱症黑區,更是烏冷縣疫情最嚴重的地區,而垃圾問題及民眾態度,是導致骨痛熱症的主要原因!

無拉港區目前共有2個黑區,即斯蒂雅組屋(Apartment Setia)第二期及利豐工業區,兩區在上週分別創下7宗及5宗的病例記錄,屬於無拉港,甚至是烏冷縣之最,所幸沒有死亡病例。

衛生局官員:大掃除居民反應淡

烏冷縣衛生局一名不願具名的官員披露,由於居民沒有妥善處理垃圾,包括沒有將垃圾丟入垃圾桶或垃圾房,任由垃圾四處堆積,加上可積水容器也四處擺放,才造成積水及成為蚊蟲繁殖的溫床。

官員說,衛生局通過縣屬疫情組在斯蒂雅組屋第二區展開大掃除,無奈居民反應冷淡,就連官員前往噴射滅蚊霧時,居民也不願意讓官員進入住家噴射,讓人失望。
他說,衛生局已在斯蒂雅組屋第二區及工業區範圍掛上多幅撲滅黑斑蚊的海報、展開大掃除,以及加強民眾的衛生意識,同時嚴密監督的當地的疫情。
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DAP Pelik Dengan Kenaikan Pengundi Luar Bandar

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 05:30 PM PDT

Ahli parlimen Serdang Teo Nie Ching menimbulkan kecurigaannya berhubung kenaikan mendadak pengundi baru di luar bandar berbanding dengan tahun 2008.

Contoh, kata beliau, adalah di bahagian pilihan raya Parlimen Hulu Selangor yang mengalami kenaikan mendadak 23.2 peratus iaitu daripada 63,593 pengundi kepada 78,370 pengundi.
"Di tempat yang mempunyai bandar-bandar baru, ini boleh diterima. Tetapi di Hulu Selangor tidak ada ramai orang yang berpindah ke sini, jadi kita dapati peningkatan dalam jumlah yang besar ini sangat mencurigakan," katanya ketika dihubungi.

Kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor dimenangi oleh PKR pada tahun 2008 dengan hanya majoriti 198 undi tetapi ia berjaya ditawan semula oleh calon BN P Kamalanathan yang mendapat 24,997 undi berbanding saingannya Datuk Zaid Ibrahim yang meraih 23,272 undi.

Teo juga mendakwa peningkatan ketara juga dikesan di kerusi-kerusi marginal atau yang dimenang dengan tipis oleh Pakatan Rakyat.

Contohnya, kata beliau kerusi Hulu Langat yang telah dimenangi oleh PAS dengan majoriti 1,745 undi dan Selayang yang dimenangi oleh PKR dengan majoriti 3,567 undi, masing-masing  melihat lonjakan sebanyak 21.7 peratus dan 22 peratus pengundi baru.

"Peningkatan ini adalah dari pengundi baru, bukan dari pengundi yang berpindah alamat. Jumlah mereka adalah jauh lebih ramai daripada pengundi baru yang telah kami daftarkan," katanya.

Dalam bahagian pilihan raya yang diwakili Teo di Parlimen Serdang, terdapat juga peningkatan 21.2 peratus pengundi baru menjadikan jumlah pengundi dari 94,877 kepada 117,979.

Perangkaan yang dipetik itu adalah daripada data terkini Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) sehingga akhir tahun lalu. Ia juga menunjukkan jumlah pengundi di Selangor meningkat sebanyak 17.5 peratus daripada 1.57 juta kepada 1.84 juta orang.

Menurut Teo, data baru yang dikeluarkan SPR itu juga mempunyai ramai pengundi senarai baru tidak mempunyai alamat yang lengkap.

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促马大交代展延校园选举原因

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:23 PM PDT

民主行动党全国副宣传秘书兼沙登区国会议员张念群15-3-2012(星期四)表文告:

(吉隆坡15日讯)民主行动党全国副宣传秘书张念群指出,马大校方必须公开解释为何展延校园选举的原因,包括是否与"让路" 给第十三届全国大选有关。

"除了马大学生事务局已证实校园选举展延至下学年第一学期,其他国立大学也应该说明和解释,校园选举是否如马大一样展延校园选举。"

她表示怀疑,这是国阵政府为了政党利益而干预校园选举;国阵不应该为了自己的利益,而牺牲大专生投票的权利,但这也显示了国阵对年轻选票缺乏信心。

她说,国阵应该思考如何笼络年青选民,协助年青选民解决就业置屋的问题,而不是本末倒置,剥夺大专生的权利,大专生应享有一个自由及民主的选举制度。

也是沙登区国会议员的张念群今天发表文告说,今年1月, 高教部才宣布下放4个领域的自主权,即校园管理丶财政与筹资丶人力资源与学术管理和录取新生给国内5所政府大学(马来亚大学丶国民大学丶理科大学丶博特拉大学及工艺大学),以便各大学能够在学术方面有更卓越的表现。

"可是,事隔才两个月,竟然传出校园选举展延的消息,这让人联想到大学的人力资源管理并没有完全独立,甚至仍受制於政治意向。"

她指出,首相纳吉也曾宣布政府将修改1971年大专法令第15条文,以允许达21岁法定年龄的大专生参政,并声言政治不应被带进校园,但以现实情况来看,国阵政府并没有贯彻校园民主。

她认为,大专法令必须如内安法令般被废除,以便赋予大学完整的自主权和自由,因为在民主人权意识高涨的这个时代,政府无需琢磨修改法令的部份条文,相反的,应直接废除大专法令。

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Philosophy Politics Economics

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Philosophy Politics Economics


DAP Sarawak Election Fund-Raising Dinner @ Petaling Jaya 2012

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:30 PM PDT

Help us spread the event by sharing our Facebook Event Page!

Dear friends & supporters,

As the 13th General Election approaches, widely speculated to be held in May 2012, expectations are high among many people in urban constituencies for Pakatan Rakyat to take over the Federal Government.

However, for Pakatan Rakyat to succeed, we must succeed in making major inroads in East Malaysia, particularly in Sarawak. To have a realistic chance of victory, Pakatan Rakyat needs to win 18 parliamentary seats in Sabah & Sarawak, with possibly 12 coming from the Land of Hornbills.

The DAP will be contesting and campaigning hard in many of Sarawak's rural and remote constituencies which require heavy logistical expenses. These rural seats are often poor and the candidates are not able to generate sufficient funding from local sources to launch a serious campaign.

Hence DAP Sarawak is holding a fund-raising campaign dinner in the Klang Valley to give our candidates in these difficult seats a fighting chance to defeat Barisan Nasional.
Theme: "One Big Step for Sarawak, One Giant Step for Malaysia"
Venue: MBPJ Civic Centre (Banquet Hall)
Date: 10 April 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 7.30pm
The speakers will include:

  • Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader 
  • Richard Wong Ho Leng, MP Sibu
  • Chong Chieng Jen, MP Bandar Kuching
  • Dr John Anthony Brian, Dayak Consultative Council Chairman
  • Leon Jimat Donald, DAP Sarawak Asst Publicity Secretary
  • Mordi Bimol, Special Asst to MP Bandar Kuching

The primary language for this dinner will be English and Bahasa Malaysia. Halal or vegetarian food is available upon request.

The cost of the dinner will be RM60 per pax or RM600 per Silver table. Gold sponsorship tables are available for RM1,500 table.

For reservations, please email to dapsarawak@rocketmail.com or to me directly with your name, contact number and number of seats or tables (Gold or Silver) required.

For those who are not able to make the dinner, donations are also very much welcome ;-). Cheques should be written to "DAP Sarawak".

If you have any more questions, you can call Rebecca Choong at +6014 9251527

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

p.s., tables are limited to 100 only, so reserve your seats today! Help us spread the event by sharing our Facebook Event Page!

NFCorp Directors Took Out Cash

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 10:10 AM PDT

Global Biofuture Pte Ltd is another company set up by the Directors of National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) in Singapore in December 2008.  The Directors of the company are family members of Datuk Ser Shahrizat Jalil - Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail, Wan Shahinur Izran Mohamad Salleh and Wan Izzana Fatimah Zabedah Mohamad Salleh.  Together with Wan Shahinur Izmir Mohamad Salleh (who is not a Director), they are shareholders of the company with 60,000 shares each, except for Izzana who owns 20,000 shares of S$1 each.

Based on the latest audited accounts available from the Singapore Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) dated 31 December 2010, it is stated that the Directors owes the company the sum of S$4,975,415 (RM11.98 million).  In addition, the sole shareholder who is not a director also owes the company the amount of S$60,000 (RM144,000) (page 24 under "8. Other Receivables"

In previous exposes, we have accused NFCorp Directors of abusing the RM250 million soft loan to NFCorp for the purposes of rearing cattles to acquire luxury properties in Malaysia and Singapore.  The Directors have defended the move claiming that "it was deemed more astute business to invest in property in the short-term rather than just placing NFCorp monies in money market instruments".

We have also accused the Directors of abusing the NFCorp loan to invest in unrelated businesses contrary to the purpose specified in the loan agreement, such as in restaurants and supermarkets in Singapore.  However, the Directors have defended the moves as a means of marketing and promotion of their beef products (even if it did not really make business sense).

As weak as the defense of the above abuses – acquisition of properties and investment in unauthorised businesses – at least they were plausible excuses.  However, there can be no defense at all to the fact that the Directors have withdrawn a sum of nearly RM12 million directly from Global Biofuture Pte Ltd.

The Audited Accounts also states that Global Biofuture owes a sum of S$7,935,877 (RM19.1 million) to other companies related to the Directors of the company (page 20 under "10. Other Payables".  Therefore, we have strong reasons to believe that Global Biofuture is part the Shahrizat family group of companies – including National Meat and Livestock Sdn Bhd, Real Food Company Sdn Bhd, Meatworks (Singapore) Pte Ltd – all of which sources its funds from the RM250 million loan provided by the Malaysian government.

The transfer of monies to the respective directors are clear cut criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds meant for specific purposes which must be investigated thoroughly by the Royal Malaysian Police and Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).  The Attorney-General must not hesitate to prosecute the directors of NFCorp for such blatant in-your-face abuses.

At the same time, Section 162 of the Singapore Companies Act "prohibits loans from a company to a director of a company".  Even if in the event a company wishes to extend a loan to a director under approved exceptional circumstances, the "approval of the company must be obtained at a general meeting at which the purposes of the expenditure and the amount of the loan or the extent of the guarantee or security, as the case may be, are disclosed".s

The audited accounts of the company as well as searches with ACRA have revealed absolutely no evidence of any such approval under these permitted exceptional circumstances have been obtained.

The mystery of Global Biofuture deepens when the specified principal activity of the company is "trading in food and fuel" which is quite different from that of rearing cattle.  The audited accounts showed that the company was able to generate sales of S$2.94 million in the 6 months from July 2010 to December 2010 (page 7).  However, it was noted that out of the sales revenue, S$2.87 million or 97.6% of the sales were made to a company related to the directors (page 22 under "5. Related Party Transactions").  The question hence arises as to why the Directors are setting up a company to essentially sell to themselves?

The fact that "there are no key management personnel apart from the company's directors" (page 28) raises the suspicion that the company is acting purely as a vehicle to personally profit from sales of goods sold to other companies in the family's group of companies, or for the evasion of tax.

The extent of chicanery in Shahrizat family's group of companies continues to shock and amaze me, and I am sure all Malaysians.  The Government, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance, the Attorney-General, the Royal Malaysian Police as well as MACC must leave no stone unturned in the efforts to bring the guilty parties to book and ensure that every sen of tax-payers' funds be recoverable.

i n t a n h i j a u

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i n t a n h i j a u


(ada VIDEO) Kadir Sheikh Fazdil pertahan dakwaan BN 'beli undi'

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 03:26 AM PDT

Nik Aziz produk istimewa Kelantan - Aziz Desa

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 08:55 PM PDT


KOTA BHARU, 15 Mac: Ketua Pegawai Operasi Kelantan Trade Cantre (KTC) Aziz Desa menyifatkan Menteri Besar Kelantan, Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz  Nik Mat adalah produk istimewa di negeri itu.

Katanya, kerana keistimewaan yang ada pada Tuan Guru, masyarakat di negara ini termasuk luar negara datang khusus ke negeri Tadahan Wahyu itu semata-mata untuk bertemu dengan Tuan Guru dari dekat.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap merasmikan program ceramah keibubapaan 'Zuriat Kita Tanggungjawab Kita' anjuran Kelantan Trade Cantre (KTC) dan Buraqoil, di sini malam tadi.

Aziz Desa, personaliti TV adalah bekas Setiausaha Akhbar Menteri Besar Kedah, Tan Sri Sanusi Junid ketika Kedah diperintah oleh BN sebelum ini.

Pada masa yang sama beliau berkata, hasrat kerajaan Kelantan untuk menarik pelancong sempena Tahun Melawat Kelantan (TMK@12) seramai 6 juta orang akan berjaya.

Jelasnya, ini kerana pelbagai keunikan yang tersendiri dapat dinikmati oleh pelancong termasuk mengikuti kuliah seorang Menteri Besar di Dataran Ilmu, Kota Bharu.

"KTC akan bekerjasama dengan kerajaan negeri untuk menjayakan hasrat itu dan insyaallah, esok seramai 40 orang rombongan para guru dari Kedah akan menginap di sini dalam rangka lawatan mereka selama dua hari,"ujarnya.

Lim Guan Eng

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Lim Guan Eng


Hopes Phison’s Decision To Set Up Engineering Centre in Penang Will Attract Scientific & Engineering Talents That Will Not Only Lead To Technology And Talent Transfer To Penang But Also Propels Economic Convergence of Manufacturing & Services Sector(en/cn)

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:34 PM PDT

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at Komtar, George Town on 15 March 2012

Phison's Chairman and CEO, KS Pua today announced that Phison is setting up its engineering development and design centre in Penang. The centre will be engaged in the development and design of chip, system design as well as marketing. An initial investment of US$1 – 3 million will be mainly on transferring talent and design technologies.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng thanks Phison for selecting Penang as its first location outside Taiwan and hopes that Phison's investment in an engineering development and design centre in Penang will help to expedite not only technology transfer but also talent transfer to Penang. This strategic investment will further enhance Penang's move towards higher value added activities and higher paying jobs for the people.

Lim also assures that the State Government, through investPenang will facilitate Phison's investment in Penang and is confident that Phison's venture in Penang will be a success. Penang is proud of its track record of its investors continuing to expand and reinvest as part of their commitment to stay put and grow roots permanently in Penang.

For that reason, Penang has for the first time in history became No. 1 investment location in Malaysia not just once in 2010 but also No. 1 again in 2011. Phison follows a distinguished line of top companies who have invested profitably in Penang. The Penang state government hopes that the return of Malaysian-born Pua marks a turning point in our efforts to reverse the brain drain by attracting back not only Malaysians but also other new talents who can drive a new culture of innovation, invention and entrepreneurship.

Penang is proud to be able to partner Pua and Phison for research and development. I have made several visits to Taiwan and to Phison's office and am pleased that it has borne fruits. We hope to see more high-tech investments from Taiwan.

Phison's investment in Penang involves a tripartite partnership with Phison doing the design, Silterra doing the wafer fabrication and Index Diversified being responsible for sales and distribution. This project is supported by MIDA as one of key focuses under the Economic Transformation Programme.

Phison, established in Taiwan in November 2000, is a NAND flash application solution provider that also designs controller IC (integrated circuit) and system integration. It is a US$1Billion company that currently employs 500 employees, of which 300 are engineers. Of the 300 engineers, 50 are Malaysians.

Penang hopes Phison's decision to set up engineering centre in Penang will attract scientific & engineering talents that will not only lead to technology and talent transfer to Penang but also propels economic convergence of manufacturing & services sector.

LIM GUAN ENG

—-Mandarin Version—

槟州首席部长林冠英于2012年3月15日在乔治市发表声明:

我希望群联电子公司(Phison)在槟城设立研发中心将吸引科技工艺人才,不只能将科技工艺转移至槟城,也将推进制造业及服务业的经济融合。

群联电子公司主席兼总裁潘健成今天宣布,该公司将在槟城建立工程发展及研究中心。有关中心将会参与晶片发展及设计、系统设计以及市场行销。这家公司的初期投资额为100万-300万美元,并首先专注在人才及设计工艺的转移。

我们感谢群联选择槟城成为台湾以外第一个投资地,并希望群联在槟城的研发中心不只能够协助加速科技转移,也能够吸引人才前来槟城。这项策略性投资会进一步加速槟城迈向高附加价值的活动及高薪工作。

林冠英也保证州政府将会通过投资槟城,协助群联来槟的投资,我们有信心群联在槟城的投资将会成功。槟城对于能够吸引投资者前来槟城落地生根、扩展经营或再投资为荣。

槟城不只在2010年创下了招商引资全国第一的历史,2011年也是全国第一。群联电子公司也效仿其它在槟城投资获利的顶尖公司前来槟城。槟州政府希望潘健成回国,象征着我们吸引人才回国的重要成就,我们不只招回马来西亚人,我们也招来新的人才来领导革新、创新及企业精神的新文化。

我们很荣幸成为潘健成和群联在研发方面的伙伴。我到过台湾,也去过他们的办公室,我对他们最终的决定感到欣慰。我们也希望更多台湾高科技投资者前来槟城。

群联在槟州的投资涉及三方的合作,那就是群联做设计、马来西亚硅佳(SilTerra)负责晶圆制造,而Index Diversified则负责销售。这也是国家经济转型计划中,大马工业发展局所支持的项目。

群联于2000年11月成立于台湾,是NAND Flash应用程式解决方案供应商,它们也设计controller IC (integrated circuit) 和系统整合。这也是价值10亿美元的公司,雇用500名员工、300名工程师(其中50人为马来西亚人)。我希望群联电子公司(Phison)在槟城设立研发中心将吸引科技工艺人才,不只能将科技工艺转移至槟城,也将推进制造业及服务业的经济融合。

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Comment on Aj & Rashdan: “WHAT COST CUTTING?” & Zero Fare for uplifting 30,000 passengers of AirAsia X – Part 3 by Stan

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 10:31 AM PDT

Scout

Collaboration or lopsided stewardship of an ailing company?

What is happening in MAS looks like a repeat of the infamous agreement with LSG Sky chef where all benefits accrue to one party, in this case AAX. In this circumstance, the public does not lose as they are not requested to pay more. That does not mean that MAS must foot the bill!

Wonder what is happening to the cash flow position in MAS? Heard it is running out soon.

Comment on Aj & Rashdan: “WHAT COST CUTTING?” & Zero Fare for uplifting 30,000 passengers of AirAsia X – Part 3 by Stan

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 10:22 AM PDT

Scout

Although AAX is not an IATA member it is a member of ICAO which draws it’s guidelines from IATA. If I not mistaken both airlines are members of ICAO.

Comment on Aj & Rashdan: “WHAT COST CUTTING?” & Zero Fare for uplifting 30,000 passengers of AirAsia X – Part 3 by Malaysian

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 09:18 AM PDT

It made me sick to my stomach reading the dirty deals that they trios and other fellas have done to MAS. Daylight robbery under our very own nose and yet the PM cant do nothing to F-ing speed it up? Hey PM, wake up!! Start workin ur ass off, you cant deny you have sickening figures in your government. Youre supposed to be the leader, dont be afraid if anyone for God’s sake!!

Kick those bastards out of MAS once and for all! This daylight robbery is so sickening, it made me lost my faith in the Government. YB, this thing got to be leaked out through the mainstream medias. Those Government-controlled medias would cover up all of these shits like nothing had ever happened. Call up any media that can reveal all these to the public, without votes in the future GE they will have no power at all unless our PM acts now and changes!

and F you Air Asia, I never hated you before until you are so afraid that your low-cost business model is gonna bust up and start doing this shit to other airlines. Only in Malaysia my friends, ONLY in Malaysia that this kind of thing could happen in front of our own eyes. To MAS employees who read this blog, do your part by revealing this blog to the wider and larger audiences. Stand up as one and fight out this fight together. Anyone, I said, anyone, shouldn’t underestimate the power of the people!

Comment on 14-03-2012 Questions Time: MYCC is investigating into MAS-AirAsia share swap & CCF by Kunyit Hidup

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 08:05 AM PDT

"We wish to also clarify that at Malaysia Airlines group, the business directions are NEVER made unilaterally by any single person. Instead, the decisions are made only after agreement by the company's board." – Nor Zalida, Acting Head Strategic Communication.

If Danny was not alone, then:

1. The company's board must have agreed on QPR sponsorship just days after the share suap. WHEN and who were on the board meeting? TF and KM? How about advertising/marketing analysis on QPR prior to the 18m 'investment'? And, please tell stake holders the limitation of approval amount by Acting CEO.

2. WHEN and who were in the board decided to cancel Firefly services during fully booked Raya holiday?

3. Similarly, who were on the board that approved utilization of AAX ticket on MAS services or authorized reissuance onto other airlines?

Is our MACC is not doing anything (police style – no report no action) or silently digging for more concrete evidence?

Comment on Aj & Rashdan: “WHAT COST CUTTING?” & Zero Fare for uplifting 30,000 passengers of AirAsia X – Part 3 by People in Corporate World

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 07:53 AM PDT

AJ where are you going to hide your face from now on? If you have principle and see respect, please resign. You are no longer fit to hold the post of CEO for any public company except your own or companies belongs to Amok, Rashdan or the Pariah. You are definitely not fit to be CEO of a GLC involving public fund.

The fact stated in this posting by YB is very serious. It is a strong evidence for MYCC and MACC to step in to investigate. Your integrity sudah jatuh longkang!

Please take the honorable step to resign and resign now to save whatever little image that you may have.

Comment on AJ & Rashdan: “What Cost Cutting?” & PlaneConsult Part 2 by One Rakyat

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 07:30 AM PDT

As a Malaysian, indeed, it is very sad to see such a fine airline which used to be among the best in the world and the pride of the nation reached the present state. Starting from Mahathir's time and thereafter, cronies and their relatives acting in concert with the very people who are supposed to protect the interest of the nation continuously raped it for personal gains. It is now being raped again and this time it may be fatal. Those blamed will always be the staff though the one that drove the Company into the mud are the management and politicians. When the new airline is formed some may even lose their rice bowls.
One of the present management business plans is to sell MASKargo, which used to contribute to MAS revenue significantly. MAS Maintenance & Engineering (MRO), among the top 10th in the world, the Ground Handling and simulator training are the arms and legs of the operations. They termed these facilities as non core business. Have the management projected out how much it would cost them if they were to out-source these functions verses the amount they would get, which I understand (correct me if I am wrong) all for RM 300 plus millions (about US100 millions). How does the management arrive at this amount? Has a proper valuation by independent body being done or is the price intended to benefit the buyer?
As a Malaysian public, who is quite familiar with the aviation industry, I really share concern with MAS staff where the business deal results in a conflict of interest. Individually, the staff cannot do much but collectively under the unions and associations, if they have interest in the welfare of their members, there is a chance. The election is coming. Give a choice to the PM. Your strength is 18000 and you come from every corner of the country. Imagine if each of you can convey a message (either through the internet or verbally) to 10 people who may be your brothers, sisters, father, mother, cousins, uncles, aunties and friends, particularly in the heartland, of what actually happened in MAS and in turn ask each one of them to carry the message further and further. you may get what you want to abort the deal. If you cannot get what you want then at least there is a chance to get those who are greedy and guilty punished.

One Rakyat

Comment on Aj & Rashdan: “WHAT COST CUTTING?” & Zero Fare for uplifting 30,000 passengers of AirAsia X – Part 3 by European

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 07:27 AM PDT

We are following this with great interest and have all respect for the support given to MAS by such a honourable MP. …Chapeau, as the french would say.
We all wonder what else must happen, until officials move in and stop such a obvious robbery (does it take openly carried firearms until officials wake up??)
Not even the Mafia in Italy would dare to rob a company so openly.
Considering MAS is owned by the public, what happens to your Press and TV..?? are they as corrupt too ??? The staff of MAS and the People of Malaysia should stand up against this obvious crime… Even the Press in Europe starts looking at it wich increasing interest.
Attracting Tourist for a country that accepts open robbery ??? Attacting business and investment????I don´t think so..
Stand up and bring these jokers to justice.. what more evidence is needed to get all those criminals to jail??? Laws, Corporate Governance… all unheard of?? good luck to those suffering…

Comment on AJ & Rashdan: “What Cost Cutting?” & PlaneConsult Part 2 by Scout

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 07:21 AM PDT

anom

Nor Zalida Ahmad is the sister of Zaman Ahmad, Group Head, Customer Experience and Technology for AA. She is also related to Kamarudin Meranun, co-founder of AA.
She was formerly attached to CMS (Cahaya Mata Sarawak) reporting to the CEO Richard Curtis. From all accounts, nobody can describe her performance there as “outstanding”, so no surprise that it is the Mesti Ada Saudara connection that got her the job in MAS.

Comment on Aj & Rashdan: “WHAT COST CUTTING?” & Zero Fare for uplifting 30,000 passengers of AirAsia X – Part 3 by Scout

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:26 AM PDT

Stan

AAX is NOT an IATA member, so the billing convention does not apply. In this case, the fares have to be determined under a mutual agreement. In fact because AAX is not an IATA member, they cannot issue the tickets, which is why MAS issues the tickets for them. I am simplifying this for the sake of easy understanding. So, bottom line is, what is the agreed fare between MAS and
AAX here? Looks like it is ZERO. Well, that’s what COLLABORATION is all about isn’t it?

Comment on 15-3-2012 Questions TIme: Under AJ & Rashdan RM24.9m consultancy fees paid to date by Pak Pandir

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:17 AM PDT

Does MOF think we, the rakyat are bloody fools or what? They have the cheek to say “kadar lebih rendah dari kadar pasaran bagi khidmat perundung luar” which means they are proud of the fact that they are paying lower-than-industry-standard rate for external consultants! Stupid or what?
That explains the QUALITY (or lack of) of the consultancy services so far. Look at PlaneConsult, I think almost all the airlines they consulted to have already closed shop, bungkus, tutup kedai. And none of the airlines PlaneConsult consulted to are PREMIER class airlines. What can MAS expect? They just transplant the low-cost model into MAS’ model..

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Posted: 14 Mar 2012 11:51 PM PDT

SUARA PERAK

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SUARA PERAK


Kes Ragut Rantai Di Taman Saujana, Batu Gajah

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 02:43 AM PDT

Nurul Izzah Anwar

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Nurul Izzah Anwar


Soalan-soalan Parlimen Penggal ke-5 Mesyuarat Pertama 2012

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 07:40 PM PDT

Assalamualaikum w.b.t dan Salam Sejahtera…

Berikut adalah soalan-soalan yang saya bangkitkan di dalam Sesi Parlimen bagi Penggal ke-5 ini.

Soalan Jawab Lisan


 1. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar menyatakan:

 a) kadar faedah keseluruhan skim kepada pembeli serta pecahan yang akan diterima  oleh Syarikat Perumahan Wilayah Persekutuan di dalam Skim Pembiayaian Khas Pembelian PPR-MTEN dan PA DBKL

 b) sebab-sebab kerajaan tidak menggunakan kaedah secara 'grant' atau pinjaman pada kadar faedah 2%

2. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan kesediaan meminda Artikel 121 Perlembagaan Malaysia kepada bentuk asalnya

3. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Menteri Kesihatan menyatakan:

 a) adakah sebuah jawatankuasa pilihan akan diwujudkan bagi memastikan skim cadangan kementerian 1Care dapat dibincangkan oleh semua ahli-ahli dewan rakyat sebelum diputuskan.

 b) nilai permulaan peratusan pendapatan yang akan dikenakan kepada pengguna di dalam skim 1Care

 4. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan:

 a) adakah kerajaan bersedia untuk menetapkan PETRONAS menyertai "Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative" dan jika tidak, apakah sebabnya

 b) adakah cadangan untuk meminda Akta Pembangunan Petroleum 1974 untuk membolehkan PETRONAS membentangkan laporan terus ke parlimen

5. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan adakah Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan akan mengeluarkan fatwa tentang amalan penipuan pelbagai bentuk dan cara dalam pilihanraya dan penganugerahan status kewarganegaraan kepada warga asing sebagai balasan sokongan kepada kerajaan pusat.

6. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri menyatakan adakah PROTON akan terus menikmati status syarikat berstatus nasional walaupun peratusan majoriti saham syarikat tersebut dijual kepada individu yang tiada kaitan dengan kerajaan

7. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan status pemberian konsesi lapangan minyak persisiran terkini (marginal oil fields). Nyatakan syarikat-syarikat yang telah mendapat konsesi tersebut dan keupayaan kewangan mereka.

8. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan:

 a) adakah JPM akan menuntut FBC memulangkan kepada rakyat Malaysia 17 juta pound sterling yang dibayar kerana gagal didalam memenuhi tugasan publisiti untuk tidak memalukan negara

b) apakah penilaian pencapaian dan skop tugasan syarikat APCO Worldwide menepati terma-terma yang ditetapkan di dalam perjanjian yang dimeterai antara pegawai Perdana Menteri dan syarikat tersebut. Nyatakan sebab-sebab seandainya terma gagal dipenuhi dan adakah bayaran yang telah dibuat akan diminta untuk dikembalikan kepada kerajaan

9. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri apakah langkah-langkah untuk menubuhkan jawatan kuasa tetap parlimen yang memiliki fungsi pemantauan pembentukan dan pelaksanaan dasar-dasar dibawah kategori ekonomi dan kewangan, keselamatan dan pertahanan, pendidikan dan tenaga kerja, kesihatan dan khidmat masyarakat dan pembangunan bandar dan luar bandar.

SOALAN BERTULIS


1. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar menyatakan:

 a) siapakah pemilik baru tapak Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Brickfields terdahulu di Jalan Tun Sambanthan memandangkan kenyataan Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Mineral dan Galian Wilayah Persekutuan bahawa kerajaan sudah tidak lagi memiliki tapak tersebut.

 b) bukankah pindah milik komersil ini bertentangan dengan dasar CF3 Pelan Struktur Kuala Lumpur 2020.

 

2. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan:

 a) jumlah pemberian dana ICU, dan pecahan yang disalurkan kepada setiap ahli parlimen dan dewan undangan negeri. Nyatakan bagi tahun 2008 hingga 2011

 b) apakah mekanisma pengagihan dan pemantauan penggunaan wang tersebut. Nyatakan mengikut jabatan yang dipertanggungjawabkan.

3. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar minta Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani menyatakan:

 a) Jumlah yang telah dibelanjakan untuk "National Agricultural Policy" (NAP) 3 sejak pengenalannya sehingga 2011 mengikut program-program yang dilaksanakan

 b) Status dan pencapaian dasar NAP 3, khususnya kesan NAP 3 terhadap bekalan dan harga makanan

4. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar menyatakan kadar nilaian tanah semasa di Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum sebelum perjanjian dimeterai di antara DBKL dan SP Setia Sdn. Bhd.


SOALAN DITOLAK

1. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyenaraikan projek-projek, termasuk jumlah geran pembiayaan atau pinjaman kerajaan yang melebihi RM5 juta yang diberikan kepada syarikat-syarikat yang dimiliki oleh ahli-ahli keluarga Menteri dan Timbalan Menteri. Sila nyatakan jika ada sejak tahun 2004 hingga 2011.

2. Puan Nurul Izzah binti Anwar [Lembah Pantai] minta Perdana Menteri menyatakan tindakan susulan yang diambil atas dakwaan penyelewengan dan salahguna kuasa di Masjid Ar-Rahman, Lembah Pantai yang melibatkan:

 a) pelanggaran syarat Perkara 7, Kaedah-kaedah Jawatankuasa Kariah Wilayah Persekutuan 1987 menerusi pelantikan Pengerusi Masjid yang baru yang juga Setiausaha UMNO Bahagian Lembah Pantai

 b) jumlah kemasukan dana ke dalam akaun Masjid hanya RM 9,706.47 sementara jumlah kutipan sumbangan bagi bulan Disember 2011 adalah sebanyak RM 16,660.00

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim


MAS – AirAsia Swap Deal Was a Mistake

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 02:28 AM PDT

The Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto/ Policy Committee thinks that the share swap deal between Malaysian Airline System (MAS) and AirAsia was a mistake and Najib as the chairman of Khazanah should be responsible for this mess.

From the onset, the justification of this collaboration is of suspect. If the intention is for MAS ti focus on premier services while AirAsia on no-frills services, no exchange of equity is needed. 

Since the collaboration took place, a lot of aggressive route and capacity cuts have been undertaken, mostly involving MAS. Furthermore, it has killed Firefly's (MAS' low cost carrier) lucrative budget services that were giving AirAsia a run for its money.

Clearly, this is a form anti-competitive behaviour displayed by MAS-AirAsia. Having AirAsia’s chief executive, Tony Fernandes, and his deputy Kamarudin Meranun on the board of MAS only serves the interest of AirAsia at the expense of consumers.

Additionally, The Edge has also reported that the share swap deal faced resistance from the Malaysian Airlines System Employees Union (MASEU). It is understood that MASEU's representative had met with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to air the union's unhappiness.

Unfortunately, all this confirmed the predictions made by independent, not-for-profit research institute REFSA (Research for Social Advancement) on 12 Aug 2011, soon after the swap was announced. REFSA said that this collaboration would result in less frequent flights, reduced job prospects for airline staff and fewer opportunities for all Malaysians due to less connectivity.

Speculations are now abounding on the possibility of the Prime Minister asking Khazanah to buy back the stake exchanged with Tune Air.

In light of this development, we hope that Khazanah will not be bailing out Tune Air.  Considering the fact that MAS reported RM2.52 billion net loss for 2011, its largest loss in history, Khazanah must buy back the stake at a lower price to reflect MAS' terrible performance since the deal was made.

At the same time, advisory fees paid to the GLC that advised on the deal – CIMB Bank – should be clawed back since the deal was obviously flawed. In less than 6 months after the deal MAS reported this massive loss.

Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto/ Policy Committee

Rafizi Ramli
Dr. Dzulkifli Ahmad
Liew Chin Tong

Anwar: Pelabur dari negara Teluk perlu dukung ketelusan urusniaga

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 01:07 AM PDT

KeadilanKini

Ketua Pembangkang, Anwar Ibrahim berkata syarikat perdagangan dari negara Teluk yang berurusan di Malaysia perlu memastikan setiap urusan perdagangan dijalankan dengan telus dan menepati syarat.

Dalam wawancara dengan akhbar Gulf News di sini semalam, Anwar turut menyatakan bahawa gejala rasuah dan perjanjian perniagaan yang berunsur penyelewengan mengakibatkan Malaysia mengalami kerugian yang besar.

Beliau juga menyatakan sokongan ke atas inisiatif pelaburan dari negara Teluk ke Malaysia meski pun wujud beberapa perbezaan pandangan terhadap dasar-dasar kerajaan.

“Saya menyokong keperluan untuk menarik pelabur dari sini ke Malaysia, namun saya tegas berpendirian bahawa ianya perlu dilandaskan atas prinsip ketelusan. Tiadanya ketelusan serta amalan perjanjian yang menyeleweng akan menyebabkan timbul masalah di masa akan datang dan ini seharusnya dielakkan,” ujar beliau.

Tambah beliau lagi, pada ketika ini Malaysia sedang menuju ke arah mengamalkan dasar-dasar pasaran bebas, namun timbul beberapa kesan negatif akibat amalan nepotisme dan kurangnya ketelusan.

“Kamu tidak boleh memberi kontrak kepada ahli keluarga dan melabel amalan ini sebagai penswastaan dan kamu tidak boleh meluluskan tender tanpa mengikut prosedur sah — ini akan mengakibatkan kerugian. Laporan kerajaan menyatakan bahawa kerugian sebanyak USD6 bilion telah dicatatkan akibat amalan rasuah di Malaysia,” tegas beliau.

“Dalam aspek daya saing iaitu menerusi kadar pelaburan langsung asing dan pertumbuhan, kami (Malaysia) telah dipintas oleh Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam dan Singapura.”

Anwar berada di sini sebagai memenuhi undangan menyampaikan ucaptama di Kongres Perhubungan Awam Sedunia (PRWC) ke-20.

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012 12:41 AM PDT

Ihsan TVPAS

From Arab Street to Wall Street: The Changing Political Landscape

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 12:21 AM PDT

Speech by Anwar Ibrahim at the 20th Public Relations World Conference 2012 in Dubai, UAE, 14th March?
 
 
Half a century ago in Vietnam, a Buddhist monk set himself on fire and triggered the fall of a regime. Since then, there have been numerous self-immolations with significant consequences but none as catastrophic as the one that happened in Tunisia.

Indeed, as we all know, Mohamed Buoazizi did not just set himself on fire. His death ignited the Arab Spring and spelled the doom of long held dictatorships and autocracies alike.

Back in 2005, at the US-Muslim World Forum in Doha, I spoke of the winds of change sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East. I said that given half a chance, the people would opt for freedom and democracy.

Well, the winds of change have become a raging storm, blowing the likes of Ben Ali, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Abdullah Salleh off their pedestals of power. There are others still hanging on for dear life but we know the outcome: it's just a matter of time. You can't fight the tide of history.

The repercussions of the Arab Spring are far reaching, going beyond the Middle East. Southeast Asia, for example, will be among the first to reap the fruits of this phenomenal change. Even so-called Old World democracies are affected. Wall Street, the icon of free market capitalism, has not been spared.

But first, the primary implications for the Middle East. Tunisia has successfully experienced her post-revolution general elections with significant results. The Egyptians too have cast their votes and all indications point to an Islamist-centric power sharing coalition.

There are concerns that reactionaries may want to turn back the clock on democracy but this fear is premature. What is certain is that the test of democracy will be manifold and challenges will emerge to push the endurance to its limits.

For Egypt now, the real test of the Arab Spring is whether it will be the voice of the people that will prevail or will the guns and mortar of the military hold sway. And even in this people's voice, whether the voice of moderation will prevail over the voice of ideological rigour.

As for Southeast Asia, detractors, sceptics, and the powers that be in the region have dismissed the idea of an Arab Spring. They say that it won't happen because unlike the Middle East, there has been no winter of discontent in Southeast Asia.

They say that the economy has been good, unemployment numbers are far lower than even the old democracies, and that revolution is not the Asian way.

They say that while the Middle East is marked by the rule of autocrats and family dynasties, Southeast Asia is led by democratically elected leaders. One is notorious for human rights abuses, negation of the rule of law and is a hotbed for terrorism. The other is a region of peace and security and espouses the protection of fundamental liberties, a free market and a policy of non-interference.  

It is said that street protests run counter to Asian values. An Arab Spring will undermine societal stability and economic prosperity. The powers that be tell us that Asian values favour a strong paternalistic government, not liberal democracy. Indeed, they have made it clear that they won't allow it to happen.

Now, we think it's time for a reality check.

Surely, the likes of Ben Ali, Mubarak and Gaddafi never allowed it to happen and had vowed to come down hard on their people. But the people went ahead, and they prevailed.

In spite of this, Southeast Asian leaders still believe that they can cow the people into submission. It seems to be lost on them that the Arab Spring happened because those deposed did not allow it to happen. And that is precisely the point – the spring is not about what they want – it's about what the people want.

Before we go from the Arab Spring to Wall Street, a quick survey of Southeast Asia will be telling indeed. With the exception of Indonesia, ASEAN is but a confederation of various pseudo democracies and several outright dictatorial regimes. Civil liberties are honoured more in the breach, and political dissent is considered treachery while minorities are treated as second class. Religious minorities in particular are viewed with suspicion and often dealt with in a patronizing way.

As for rule of law, the actions of the authorities leave no room for dispute. For example, instead of being used to fight crime, the police are employed as first line of offence for the powers that be, to suppress street protests by brute force, harass political dissidents, and generally as tools to fight leaders of the opposition.

Similarly, the agency tasked to fight corruption, drags its feet when the suspects are from the government or ruling party while the public prosecutor consistently shows that it is either unwilling or impotent to prosecute those with strong political connections.

In other words, they are behaving in more or less the same manner as the powers that be in the Middle East used to behave before the Arab Spring.

A democracy is characterised by the institutionalising of democratic principles. For example, separation of powers enables the check and balance of one organ of state against another.

In this regard, the Arab Spring itself will be considered a failure if the newly minted democracies like Tunisia, Egypt and Libya are unable to ensure this separation. The judiciary, for example, must be totally free from the influence of the executive. We know that the mother of all power abuses stems from the tenacious hold exerted on the Judiciary by the Executive. I speak from direct personal experience but I'm sure other examples abound.

Again, elections must be free, fair and transparent. There must be equal access to a free media, open debates and a conduct of elections that can stand up to international scrutiny. This level playing field will never be realised when opposition leaders continue to be exposed to criminal prosecutions for exercising their right to free speech.

What proactive steps to reform are the spin doctors talking about when the opposition continues to be barred from the airwaves, rallies are not allowed as of right?  

The Arab Spring is a metaphor for freedom and democracy for the rest of the world. It inspires the fight for justice for the oppressed and the marginalised. It gives hope to the weak and downtrodden that despite the odds stacked against them, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The Arab Spring did not arise from a bed of roses. The violence and bloodshed that was descended on the people will serve as chilling reminders of desperate tyrants and autocrats trying to cling on to power.

The repercussions of the Arab Spring have been so far reaching that some say that Occupy Wall Street has been sired from its loins. Many may take issue with that and to my mind, a more apt description is that both are borne from winters of discontent.

Indeed, Occupy Wall Street is a clear indictment against market fundamentalism. It wants to nail the lie on the Wall Street mantra of "leaving it to market forces". It exposes the flaws, some say fatal, in the foundations of the capitalistic economic model.

Like the Arab Spring, it has spread beyond its domestic borders moving on from one free market capital to another. It tears apart the philosophy of greed which is said to be the cornerstone of the Smithsonian rationale for capitalism.

I believe it is a build-up of societal angst arising from the gross inequities brought by the free market. The conservatives and the detractors tell them to get a life and get a job. But they have completely missed the point because the fact is that many of them can't get jobs.

Arab Spring aspirants want free and fair elections i.e. equal opportunity to compete and on a level playing field. Likewise, Occupy Wall Street wants equality and if that is not possible at least an egalitarian deal, a 21st century New Deal. Not the Obama rhetoric of course but a real deal with tangible outcomes.

But we know that free competition has no truck with equality. That is why the bastions of capitalism are being overwhelmed. This is in essence a statement that people are simply fed up with getting poorer while the rich are getting richer – certainly not a new kind of suffering but one which has been given a collective voice by the movement and recognized as a legitimate grievance against the exploitation of the people by the corporate elite.

It is also a clear indictment against the concept of the invisible hand which has remained invisible so often that governments in the free world have felt compelled to intervene in situations traditionally left to market forces.

This brings us to a crucial component of the discourse: social justice. In my view, the principles of justice and fairness in dealings must remain the cornerstone to judge the validity of transactions. Justice and fairness can be attained through social justice.

But it should be remembered that the inequalities of wealth, power and status are not exclusive to nations practicing free markets.
Whatever may be the system, poverty reduction programs are essential without which the gap between the rich and the poor will never be narrowed. Occupy Wall Street therefore carries the overriding principle of the role of the state in guiding towards a more equitable distribution of wealth.

In Islam, the Maqasid al-Shari'a stress the importance of the protection of the environment, the eradication of poverty, and generally the promotion of social justice. Fighting poverty and redressing other social inequities are certainly among the priorities.

These concerns which should be the driving force of Occupy Wall Street must also be encompassed by the reforms of the Arab Spring. It is here that we can see a clear convergence. Where once both political tyranny and social injustice were prevalent, now we can say that the Arab Spring has changed the equation.

It has paved the way for further reforms. It certainly won't be plain sailing but having come this far, there is no turning back.

Thank you.

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