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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Sempena Kehadiran Perdana Menteri: Orang Bangi Janganlah Dinilai Dengan Sebungkus Nasi Lemak & Secawan Kopi !

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:29 PM PDT

N45 Dr Halimah Ali

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N45 Dr Halimah Ali


Dr Mahathir: BN tidak ada peluang di Kelantan

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 08:27 AM PDT

Dr M: BN win unlikely in Kelantan, voters 'obsessed' with Nik Aziz

July 07, 2012
Dr Mahathir said any "sane person" would reject Nik Aziz's teachings that by voting PAS, one would be blessed and immediately guaranteed a place in heaven. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — Barisan Nasional (BN) is unlikely to wrest Kelantan from PAS in the coming polls, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad predicts, saying voters there were too "obsessed" with Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat to vote against him. "There is a no chance" for BN to take over Kelantan because of the people's obsession with their spiritual leader, the former prime minister published yesterday on his blog chedet.co.cc.
"So much is this obsession that the people of Kelantan accept everything he says as true and reflect the teachings of Islam," Dr Mahathir said.
"We are puzzled how there are Muslims who regard their leaders so highly that they are willing to drink the water used to wash their feet. But this is what happens when one is obsessed," he added.
Dr Mahathir said any "sane person" would reject Nik Aziz's teachings that by voting PAS, one would be blessed and immediately guaranteed a place in heaven.
"But it seems the majority of people in Kelantan will continue supporting their leader," he said, adding those with doubts are not speaking out.
"PAS' victory in Kelantan and in other states show Nik Aziz's leadership is not affected although he is clearly abusing religion for political purposes."
Dr Mahathir said that previously, PAS use to regard cooperation between Umno and non-Muslims as against Islam.
"Now PAS under Nik Aziz's leadership, is not only working closely with non-Muslims, but they are willing to work together with those who openly oppose PAS' goal to establish an Islamic state implementing hudud law," he said.
"I remember clearly while we were building Putrajaya, Nik Aziz claimed that when PAS takes over the country, they will sell off Putrajaya. Now, they are fighting to take over as leaders of Putrajaya," he added.
 Dr Mahathir reminded the people that Muslims are divided and weakened "because their obsession with their leaders are more than the teachings in the Al-Quran".
"The situation of Muslims and the Islamic religion in Malaysia is the same," he said. "Indeed, all will come from Muslims themselves."
PAS has ruled Kelantan since 1990. It is one of four Malaysian states not ruled by the BN coalition after the 2008 elections.
PAS earlier this year confirmed Nik Aziz's candidacy in the upcoming general election.
Dr Mahathir was first elected in 1964 while Nik Aziz first stood as a PAS candidate in a by-election for the Kelantan Hilir parliamentary seat in 1967.

MY VOICE FOR NATION

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:11 PTG

MY VOICE FOR NATION


Kit Siang says does not hate Dr M but rejects ‘Mahathirism’

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 03:52 AM PDT

My husband is no Chua Soi Lek’

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 01:04 AM PDT

Philosophy Politics Economics

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 9:34 PTG

Philosophy Politics Economics


Selangor Did Not "Overpay" for Talam Land

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 07:36 AM PDT

Datuk Chua Tee Yong had on 5th July 2012 claimed that the Selangor state government has "overpaid" for a piece of land taken over from Talam Corporation Berhad.  This piece of 2,263.53 acres of leasehold land in Bestari Jaya was valued at only RM139.09 million by an independent professional valuer although the State government had valued it at RM181.08 million.  Hence the accusation that Selangor has overpaid by RM41 million.

Datuk Chua's accusation is not only cheeky, it is deliberately misleading by using selective statistics. Just as there were some pieces of land which the valuer Mitra Valuers & Property Consultants Sdn Bhd had valued lower than the state valuation, there were also many other pieces of land which was valued higher than the state valuation.

For example, the state government valued a 341acres piece of Bukit Beruntung 2 freehold land at RM89.1 million, Mitra had valued the same piece of land for RM100.8 million or RM11.7 million "gained" by the state.

Similarly, another piece of land, 686.93 acres of Bukit Beruntung 2 freehold land was valued at RM179.5 million by the state, but was valued by Mitra to be much higher at RM198.9 million. That's a "gain" of RM19.4 million to the state.

Why did Datuk Chua Tee Yong not praise Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for his astute business sense over these pieces of land?

What is important however, isn't whether each of these 13 pieces of land taken over from Talam Corporation are valued higher or lower than the independent professional valuer.  What is important is that the overall value of all 13 pieces of land taken over by the state as settlement for the Talam debts are fair in value.

In this case, the state has measured the combined value of these parcels of land to be RM676.1 million.  However, the very same Mitra Valuers had valued these 13 parcels of land to be worth RM685.2 million, which means that they are worth more than the value the state has attached to these properties!

In fact, despite many of these properties having been acquired in the 1990s, the book value of these properties in Talam's financial statement is an even higher figure, RM690.2 million. This means that the state government got these pieces of land at a RM14.1 million discount to Talam's book value of these assets.  The above information is publicly available on Bursa Malaysia, in the Circular to Shareholders on the Debt Settlement Proposal issued on 15 March 2011.

Datuk Chua in his anxiety to discredit the Selangor state government has completely missed the woods for the trees.  Or he has decided to shoot blindly, before he was able to obtain all relevant information.

As an accountant, Datuk Chua should be giving praise to the Selangor state government for not only being able to recover all its RM392 million debt with Talam, it was able to do so by taking over assets at a lower value that what they are worth as measured by an independent professional valuer, accepted by the Securities Commission!

It would perhaps be more productive for Datuk Chua to scrutinise the other land transactions which took place during the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration where state land was alienated to their cronies at prices way below market value.

Can Datuk Chua investigate or explain how the Tanjong Karang Umno Division paid a premium of only RM130,244 for a piece of 1.2ha commercial land in April 2002 despite the market valuation by the state government being fixed at RM3.3 million?

Or can Datuk Chua demand accountability and transparency from the former BN state government for alienating another piece of land to Tanjong Karang Umno Division for only  RM47,039 when the 0.437ha land is worth more than a million ringgit based on the state's own valuation?

These dodgy land deals have been exposed by the DAP Sekinchan state assemblyman in the last 2 days. They proved that while the Pakatan Rakyat government seeks to maximize returns to the rakyat by securing more than what is valued, the BN government was the complete opposite by giving away enormous premium discounts to its cronies.

We have over the last 2 days responded to and refuted every single one of Datuk Chua Tee Yong and the Selangor MCA leaders allegations.  None of their accusations of abuse could hold any water.  Hence it is time for Datuk Chua and his cohort to be brave and courageous in facing up to their mistakes, publicly concede that they were mistaken and apologise to the Selangor state government for tainting the good name of the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government.

100,000 Malaysians Support TonyPua vs SYABAS

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:17 AM PDT


Tony has been asked to pay up the RM200,000 damages for "defaming" SYABAS, awarded by KL High Court last month.

We are appealing the decision, but will have to cough up the cash this month. Hence we are starting a public mass fund-raising campaign calling for 100,000 Malaysians to donate RM1 each to support Tony Pua vs Syabas.

Click https://dapmalaysia.org/donate/ to donate online via internet banking or credit card; or you could donate direct to "DAP Malaysia" Maybank account: 5141 7814 5866.

 Thank you so much for the support! Please share on Facebook, Twitter etc!

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


RM1 for Water Rights: 100000 Malaysians Support Tony Pua vs Syabas

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 02:53 AM PDT

Click this link and make donation to show your support: https://dapmalaysia.org/donate/



RM1 for Water Rights:
100,000 Malaysians Support Tony Pua vs Syabas

We call for 100,000 Malaysians to donate RM1 to support Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara, Tony Pua in his battle with Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS).

Tony has fought for Selangor water rights which was privatized by the Barisan Nasional government to be returned to the state government. SYABAS has sued Tony for defamation and the High Court has awarded RM200,000 in damages with costs to SYABAS. Tony has appealed the judgment to the Court of Appeal but he has been asked to pay the damages to SYABAS first.

You can demonstrate your support by donating online via credit card or internet-banking transfer below. Alternatively you can deposit cash or write a cheque to "DAP Malaysia" at our Maybank Account: 5141 7814 5866. Thank you very much for your support!

Click this link and make donation to show your support: https://dapmalaysia.org/donate/

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Direct Free Kick

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Direct Free Kick


KENYATAAN AKHBAR : MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR AKAN BERTEMU DENGAN PEMBELI-PEMBELI RUMAH KOS RENDAH BLOK E, PJS1, PETALING JAYA.

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 11:39 PM PDT

Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor, YAB Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim akan mengadakan pertemuan dengan kesemua 276 pembeli Rumah Kos Rendah Blok E, PJS1, Petaling Jaya.

Pertemuan tersebut akan diadakan pada hari Ahad 15 Julai ini, jam 12.30 tengah hari. Tempat di mana pertemuan ini akan diadakan akan ditetapkan kemudian. Tetapi ia akan diadakan di tempat di mana pembeli-pembeli tersebut mudah untuk hadir.

Dato' Menteri Besar berharap kesemua pembeli-pembeli dapat menghadiri pertemuan tersebut dan akan mengambil peluang bertemu dengan beliau untuk mengutarakan sebarang masalah dan kemusykilan.

Beliau berhasrat untuk mendengar sebarang masalah yang dihadapi oleh pembeli-pembeli terus dari mereka sendiri dan bukan dari mana-mana pihak ketiga.

Perjumpaan yang akan diadakan menafikan sebarang tuduhan bahawa Dato' Menteri Besar enggan bertemu dengan pembeli-pembeli itu dan Kerajaan Negeri tidak mengambil berat nasib mereka.

Iskandar Abdul Samad
Exco Peumahan, Pengurusan Bangunan Dan Setinggan
Negeri Selangor
7 Julai 2012

Comments for Wee Choo Keong

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Comments for Wee Choo Keong


Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by MHMsia

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 08:58 AM PDT

YB…
Should ever MH decide to solely operate with Airbus, it’ll not be hard to wonder who will bank in great commission

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mas-ponders-longer-range-a330-proposal-as-777-replacement-373732/

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by Kamarul

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 07:23 AM PDT

that Botak is the major left over from the Pariah. Had to expose him on what he is trying to do. Now that the Pariah had said that he will not send the plane to MAS for service then we must make sure that the Botak is not doing anything to assist. We must thank the Pariah for not sending plane for service because AA is not paying the market rate.

That Botak must not be spared at all.

Comment on AJ plugs the wrong “LEAKS”! by Stan

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 06:08 AM PDT

Dear Wee,

EPF has selling off MAS shares since late MAY 2012, few hundred thousand shares at one go. I wonder who is slowly picking up the shares since this is a loss making company. You can track this moment from Bursa’s website on MAS.

There is surely something going on here. Is it possible for you to know who the buyer is?

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by GE Man

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 06:01 AM PDT

Dear Terminal Mess and MAS Boy,

Let us work as a team to expose botak head Azhari who are trying to screw up MAS Engineering, with the assistance of his YES MAN Aminuddin Zakaria (hand picked by TF from GE Engine).

The rumour of SAE taking over/buying over MAS Engineering is just a diversion created by b(otak) kosong Azhari.

TF wont send his A320/A330 to MAS , that’s what TF had openly said.Where will he send his aircraft ?

The theory is that , MAS currently had an Indian MRO JV with GMR in Hydrabad, a 50-50 JV in which MAS had invested few million US dollar.

Azhari is trying to kill this JV by openly saying to us that MAS engineering don’t want to get involve in it any more.

In fact, the two Malaysian COO and CFO in GMR , their contract not renewed/terminated since April this year 2012 by MAS.(The CEO is an Indian national)

Since MAS Engineering don’t want to participate anymore , the only solution is to sell this MAS 50 % share in GMR, and its up to MAS to decide how much it will cost , satu ringgit ?? and guess who will buy it ???

Yes, the airlines who’s A320 is due for HMV (Heavy Maintenance) lah of course.

Also , Words going around that Azhari had sign LOI between MAS Engineering and LHT for LHT to take over/JVs MAS component , electrical ,propeller and landing gear work shop. This is also done for some reason in which it will be expose too…..(the clue , there is a link to TF Chatham Jets set up in Subang Airport ).

As if MAS Engineering shop staff are so stupid don’t even know how to run a workshop , it had been running just fine for the last 20 years !!
Do we need a white man to teach us what to do ??

The longer this botak head is around the more damage done to this beloved national airlines.

He should be kick to Jakarta…………

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by Rizal

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 05:13 AM PDT

Wtf, why the authority and the public were so gullible. Good thing Mas staff exposed and kicked out Toni cuni. Next to go botak n A jahil.

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by MAS boy

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:39 AM PDT

Terminal mess

Very interesting comments. No wonder the botak is still holding on when his friend Rozman has thrown in the towel. May be he never and it so good in MAS or he is still having unfinished jobs to do in MRO for the Pariah.

We must watch up this botak. Make sure that he is unable to move to screw MAS. We must ensure that his every move is exposed before he can do anything.

Thank you for highlighting for us to know. Hopefully AJ will wake up and take the necessary actions to look after the interest of MAS and not that Pariah.

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by Terminal mess

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:32 AM PDT

Dear YB Wee

Pls investigate the rumour going around MAS that the engineering MRO division is to be sold to Sepang Aircraft engineering (SAE). Heard that Azahari has been trying to stir staff support for this idea. If this happens then the pariah can send all his aircraft for maintenance & technically will not be under MAS MRO as he had claimed recently.
Also, suspect that the powers that be are also stalling AIROD’s bid to become a civil MRO by delaying the regulatory processes needed for them to perform maintenance for 3rd party
If SAE (which is now owned by AIRBUS) does take over MAS MRO, then it will be Malaysia’s loss.
What MAS & MAHB have been building all these years are slowly being destroyed by the greedy, selfish pariah.

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by Omar

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:27 AM PDT

Spinning is TF’s way of surviving. So we have to be careful with what he say. Just ignore him. Let him go to Jakarta and see what is he going to get there. If the AA refused to move to KLIA2, just close down LCCT. The government cannot be dancing to his tune all the time. With the Slumberjack in power then he can.

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by Mastura Baiduri

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:10 AM PDT

Runway is designated by using the first two numbers of compass bearing of its allignment. Thus a runway direction of 324 degrees (NNW) is called runway 32.. From the oppsite end – in the SSW direction, will be called runway 14. The lay out of the third runway is to the west of KLIA2 parallel to the existing two runways (32L / 14R & 32R / 14L). Most likely the new runway will be designated as 32L / 14R while the current runway will be redesignated as 32C / 14C and 32R / 14L remain as it is. Looking from the air, both ends of the new western most runway is at the same position as the middle runway, with the new LCCT terminal on the norhern half of both runways. It means, depending on the direction they are used, aircraft will either have long taxying time for take of or after landing.

Rightfully, they shoud be offset, like the two current runways, such that they have short taxying time for both take off and landing. For example, the present runway, normally 32R is for takeoff and 32L for landing. Beginning of takeoff end runway 32R is nearer to terminal, thus saving taxy time and fuel. Landing or touchdown point of runway 32L is far from terminal, so that the end of landing run and exit is near to terminal.

The new LCCT terminal (KLIA2) is very far from the eastern runway. Most likely, aircraft using KLIA2 will be using the western most and middle runways. When the active runways are in NNW direction, aircraft will have long taxy time, where as if SSW directions are in used, aircraft will have long taxying after landing.

Apart from reducing taxying time and avoiding aircraft having to cross the middle runway, the additional runway will not likely increase the traffic capacity very much. The capacity (number of take offs and landings per hour) also depends on the airspace around the airport. Consideration has to be taken on the dirctions of aircraft after takeoff and the missed approach path of landing aircraft. The whole airspace management around KLIA and Subang will have to restudied and redesigned.

Comment on Tony spins, Tony takes it up by Mastura Baiduri

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 03:22 AM PDT

The less transparent (read opaque) the better… More rakyat’s money can be stolen through the project.

My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 11:30 PG

My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉


Press Interview: Housing demands in Penang

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 10:25 PM PDT

Exclusive Interview Nanyang Siang Pao with YB Wong Hon Wai on housing demands in Penang.

槟岛房屋计划 10万火急




2012-06-08
人口激增,加速可负担房屋的需求,尤其是槟城这个外资重地。根据2005至2020年槟州大蓝图,槟城到了2020年会有200万人口,需要额外的10万间房屋;这对一个岛屿是一大挑战。

到底槟州政府有何锦囊妙计与时间赛跑,缩短州内房屋供应和人口激增的鸿沟?

卖地盈利拨5亿元设基金 槟城建1.8万可负担房屋

可负担住屋课题随着楼价上扬成了城中热门话题,中央政府也关注这课题,通过各种计划,协助低收入者购买自居房屋,例如"我的首间房屋计划"、"可负担房屋计划"和"亲民房屋计划"等等。

但在州属层次,槟城展现了令人期待的一面。州政府通过拨出卖地部分盈利,兴建可负担房屋,以解决槟州未来8年急需另10万间房屋的需求。

根据2005至2020年槟州结构大蓝图,槟州未来8年急需另10万间房屋。

每年建12500房屋报告估计,槟州人口在2020年将创下200万人,比较目前的160万人口剧增40万人,以每4人共住一屋计算,8年后急需10万间房屋,意味着在未来8年每年需兴建1万2500间房屋。

以槟州政府过去4年仅批准兴建1万1596间中廉价屋的速度,看来再过10年也追不上州内庞大房屋的需求。
我们约访掌管槟州房屋发展委员会的行政议员黄汉伟时,他对于眼前艰巨的挑战,他似乎有泰山崩于眼前面不改色之势泰然处之。

到底槟州政府有何锦囊妙计因应这重大考验?

他接受《南洋商报》记者访问时指出,上台执政槟城4年多的民联政府,通过脱售峇央珍珠102英亩地段的盈利,拨出5亿令吉设立兴建槟州可负担房屋基金。

这项基金将注资,以在未来10至15年,由槟州发展机构在槟威两地,兴建1万8000间可负担房屋,成为城中热门话题。

在首期计划下,槟州发展机构会先在威南峇都加湾200英亩地段,兴建1万2000间全马最有素质可负担房屋,第二期则在槟威两地被鉴定的77英亩地段发展6000单位民房。

首阶段2000单位 年杪动工3年后交屋
威南峇都加湾桂花城首阶段的2000单位可负担房屋,预料将在近期内取得图测批准后,于今年杪动工并在3年后交屋。

黄汉伟说,这项发展总值4亿5000万令吉的可负担房屋计划,计划在200英亩地段兴建16座包含1万2000间。这项计划的房屋价格介于7万2500令吉(800平方尺)至22万令吉(1000平方尺)。

他说,整个计划预计耗时10至15年内完成,由槟州发展机构执行,发展图测已提呈威省市议会一站式统办中心等待被批准。

现有产业单位逾35万
根据2011年槟州产业报告,槟州现有的各类产业单位达到35万4428,比2010年的35万154单位增加了4174间或1.19%。

黄汉伟说,过去两年建竣取得入住证房屋有1万3519间,分别是2011年4174间,2010年9345间。
他说,去年施工中的产业发展,则有高达4万8029单位,已批准发展图测但未动工的更有4万1905单位,让槟州有信心可在未来8年达到10万间房屋需求。

"请不要忘记我们(槟州政府)将在未来第三期可负担房屋计划下,在5个县署将被鉴定的167英亩地段兴建更多房屋,对应付10万间的需求量。 "

须履行30%廉价中廉价屋责任
虽然槟州政府承诺会兴建更多可负担房屋,但黄汉伟也提醒发展商,必须履行在发展计划中兴建30%廉价与中廉价房屋的责任。

他说,州政府通过于2011年12月21日修改发展指南提高建筑容积率(Plot Ratio),允许发展商在每英亩地段兴建87至120单位的房屋。

近3万人申请不过,发展商必须在高密度地点兴建的发展计划时,保留25%作为定价50万令吉以下的房屋单位,这包括20万令吉以下5%、20万至30万令吉15%以及5%为30万至50万令吉的房屋。

他说,根据州房屋局截至3月31日更新资料运动,共有2万9000人申请廉价及中廉价屋,其中以东北区以1万4000人高居榜首,可见该区对房屋需求的压力。

槟州政府希望通过1万8000间可负担房屋计划及发展商兴建的30%约1万间中廉价屋,填补这个数目。

避免过剩现象 按部就班建屋

黄汉伟说,尽管槟州急需10万间房屋,不过,政府并不能拼命兴建房屋,而必须按部就班,配合人口与工业的增长取得平衡发展,以免出现过剩现象。

槟城土地和屋价在过去4年,平均暴涨150至200%,为了纾缓这压力,房屋发展有必要通过配合基本建设的开发。

黄汉伟说,这包括医院、学校及交通,以开发到外围新地区,吸引工业制造就业机会以带动人口的提升。

他以威中作为实例,当年要槟岛人到威中买房,还要考虑。

"今天威中屋业蓬勃发展,大型商场相续涌入,吸引槟岛购屋者过海抢房。"

据威南一家信誉卓越发展商指出,根据该公司屋业销售业绩,其中28%购 屋者来自槟岛,印证新市区成长的威力。威南日新国民型中学的即将崛起,也是人口迅速增长的其中一大因素。

中产阶级家庭 难获中廉价屋槟州政府发展22万令吉可负担房屋,是否与中廉价房屋政策背道而驰?

黄汉伟说,随着槟州经济迅速成长及迈向国际大都会发展,槟州人民收入稳健提升,一个家庭的收入普遍都会超过申请中廉价房屋3500令吉家庭收入的条件,这使申请中廉价屋时面对阻力。

因此,州政府顺势推出可负担房屋,以迎合中产阶级收入家庭的房屋需求。

邀新狮城发展局规划
而被喻为全马最具水准的桂花城可负担房屋,更邀请新加坡房屋发展局规划,同时设有绿肺、足球场、篮球场、闭路电视、智能卡及其他休闲设施等。

他说,有关申请指南仍由槟州发展机构拟定中,而确定房屋售价也将根据届时的发展成本而调整。

修改外籍人士购屋限制根据槟州房地产发展商会主席拿督陈福星指出,槟州服务及工业欣欣向荣。

"而且,乔治市入遗带动旅游业发展,吸引国内外游客涌入,成为槟州产业在过去数年来亮眼成长的推手。"

为了保护本地人购买可负担房屋的机会,避免面对外国人的竞争,槟州政府也修改了外籍人士购屋的限制。

从7月1日起,外国人购屋下限,从50万令吉提高至100万令吉。

至于在槟岛的有地房屋,外籍人士的入场门槛是200万令吉,这也有助避免乔治市古迹建筑屋被外国人抢购一空。

槟城高居大马吸资榜首
槟城在外资眼中是一块瑰宝,2010年吸引122亿外来直接投资,去年则有97亿外资前来投资,高居大马吸资榜首。

在房地产业界眼中,这不仅仅是数字那么简单,更是带动就业机会和经济活动的动力。
根据槟州投资发展机构预测,2010年到槟城来投资的122亿令吉外资,未来数年将制造2万个工作机会,超越槟州人口成长率。

据悉,槟州,尤其是受到威中及威南工业园的带动,使到槟州制造业蓬勃,
近年来,厂商除了到邻近州属招聘之外,更被逼到吉隆坡各大高等学府招聘毕业生。












报道、摄影 :陈富全、王凯莉、王伍安

Balik Pulau - A place for eco-tourism and art heaven

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 10:17 PM PDT

As reported in The Star.

Balik Pulau - A place to inspire artists

THE Balik Pulau Art Society aims to establish Balik Pulau in Penang as an art village with the upcoming Balik Pulau Art Festival on July 13.

The three-day festival, which ends on July 15, aims to promote interaction among the people. Artists will be seen outdoors busy sketching the panaromic view of Balik Pulau from Balik Pulau Hill, Anjung Indah, on the first day.

The activity continues on the second day with painting or photography focusing on a few spots such as a fishing village, paddy field and old heritage buildings.

The festival will end with the display of artwork at No. 5 Kampung Ku, Balik Pulau, on the final day.
Penang-born artist Patrick Lasak is a self-taught artist who considers Balik Pulau a treasure trove.

"You can find the biggest inspiration here in Balik Pulau.

"The problem is, not many people know about the place or see it as inspiring for artists.
"We should shift some of the art attention from George Town to other destinations," said Patrick.

State Town and Country Planning, Housing and Arts Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai thinks Balik Pulau has potential to be an eco-tourism and art haven.

"Balik Pulau is attractive for several reasons. One is the food, such as durian and laksa, and second is for the panaromic view, especially the landscape and hills," he said in a press conference.

Wong also witnessed the handing over of three hardcover books by Penang Museum and Art Gallery to the representatives of schools in Penang.

The books are 'Tan Mo-Leong Retrospective' by Dr Tan Chong Guan, 'Eric Quah Retrospective' by Datuk Dr Tan Chee Khuan and 'Dunia Seri Catan Khoo Sui Hoe' by Lee Khai.

Kampung Melayu bertukar wajah dengan pengecatan flat

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 10:08 PM PDT

As reported in Guangmin.

黃漢偉:米紅橙綠粉刷組屋 甘榜馬來由A座"變色"

  • 黃漢偉拿起油漆滾筒與大家一起動手重新粉刷甘榜馬來由A座組屋。
(檳城1日訊)阿依淡區州議員黃漢偉指出,甘榜馬來由A座組屋目前正進行重新粉刷工程,當局將為組屋漆上4種顏色,讓其變成一座色彩繽紛的組屋,令人眼前一亮。
他說,當局已於今年一月為甘榜馬來由B座組屋完成重新粉刷工作,目前就輪到A座組屋。
"A座組屋的重新粉刷工作已在6月1日開始動工,預計將於9月15日完工,屆時檳州首長林冠英也將配合開齋節到來,前來組屋拜訪居民。"
他說,A座組屋重油工程費用為24萬令吉,當中80%由州政府負責,另20%則是在企業社會責任計劃下,獲得一家企業贊助。


他指出,配合組屋重油,今年3月份辦了一項兒童繪畫比賽,以讓孩子們通過比賽設計出組屋重新粉刷後的外貌。

年杪更換新信箱

"當時有整百名孩子參加,我們從這些孩子們的作品中得到了設計概念,也設計出幾份概念圖供鄉委選擇。"
他說,鄉委最終選擇為組屋漆上4種顏色的設計,有關顏色分別為米、紅、橙及綠。
"A、B座組屋的設計各不同,我們都是配合組屋的外形來設計,但都改變以往單一顏色的設計,將讓人眼前一亮,也有助提升組屋的價值,希望居民們配合,照顧組屋的清潔及衛生。"
他指出,除了甘榜馬來由組屋,州政府也為峇央峇魯瑪蘇麗路組屋、打鎗埔5座5層樓高的組屋、另外F座組屋也已完成了重新粉刷工作,而打鎗埔J座組屋目前正進行重新粉刷工作。
另外他說,將在今年杪為甘榜馬來由組屋更換新的信箱,目前已進行公開招標。

亞依淡區州議員黃漢偉準備共6000個口罩分發亞依淡區內的學校

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 10:13 PM PDT

As reported in Oriental Daily National Page.

北馬的煙霾情況因沒有下雨而保持迷矇一片,不過週二早上的空氣污染指數已比週一的改善,就連破百點的詩布朗再也也降回86點。

根據環境部的報告,檳城理科大學的空氣污染指數為72,而北賴則達77點。為預防煙霾造成人體不適,檳州政府已經準備口罩派發給全檳州的學生。

其中,檳城亞依淡區州議員黃漢偉週二在巡視僑南小學時,攜帶了600個口罩分發給該學校的學生及全體教職員,更準備共6000個口罩分發亞依淡區內的學校。圖為抵禦煙霾,同學互相幫助,為不會戴上口罩的同學調整口罩。

Blog@Wengsan...博客@永山

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Blog@Wengsan...博客@永山


以过期发展大蓝图误导媒体,张胜富在双溪威草场事件再摆乌龙

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 02:59 AM PDT

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim


‘Monopoli’ Petron Pada MAS Dipersoal

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 10:46 PM PDT

Malaysiakini

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mempersoalkan perjanjian pembekalan minyak untuk pesawat Airbus A380 antara Malaysia Airlines System Bhd (MAS) dan Petron Malaysia (Petron), yang dikaitkannya dengan anggota keluarga Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Katanya, ekoran perjanjian itu syarikat penerbangan negara MAS tidak dibenarkan membeli minyak selain daripada Petron (dahulunya dikenali sebagai Esso Malaysia Bhd) selama enam bulan.

“Saudara, apa punya dasar ekonomi ini. Najib, ini apa? Kamu perdana menteri atau ketua kampung.

“(Najib) ini perdana menteri, dengan Mahathir (dia) takut, dengan PERKASA dia takut, dengan (Barrack) Obama dia takut, balik rumah takut,” katanya sambil diiringi ketawa dan sorakan hadirin dalam ceramah di Selayang dekat ibu negara malam tadi.

“Sebab itu, ketelanjuran sudah teruk. Wang kita, kena ingat. MAS ini syarikat penerbangan negara, mana boleh bagi kepada satu syarikat (sahaja),” katanya.

Petron dan MAS menandatangani perjanjian khas pada 29 Jun bagi membekalkan dan membeli bahan api Airbus A380 syarikat penerbangan negara selama enam bulan, bermula 1 Julai lalu.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MAS Group Ahmad Jauhari Yahya dilapor berkata syarikat penerbangan itu gembira mendapat rakan yang sama komited kepada keperluan mesra alam Airbus A380.

Bagi meraikan hubungan baru itu, Petron menyediakan bahan api percuma bagi penerbangan sulung pesawat A380 MAS, penerbangan MH2 dari Kuala Lumpur ke London pada malam Ahad sebelum ini.

MAS menerima pesawat A380 pertama di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa KL pada Jumaat.

Pada 5 Jun, MAS juga menikmati bekalan bahan api daripada Petron apabila ia membawa kakitangan dan tetamu untuk mencuba penerbangan A380, termasuk Dr Mahathir.

Sementara itu, Anwar juga mengumumkan akan melaksanakan pendidikan percuma dan penghapusan pinjaman Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN), sebaik sahaja gabungan diumumkan membentuk kerajan jika menang dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Membaca Buku Islam dan Melayu: Martabat Umat dan Daulat Rakyat

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 10:41 PM PDT

Dari Merdeka Review
Oleh Ooi Heng

Membaca buku Islam dan Melayu: Martabat Umat dan Daulat Rakyat membawa pemikiran saya kepada dimensi pinggiran yang lebih merupakan interaksi seorang bukan Muslim dengan realiti semasa. Dimensi utama yang melibatkan interaksi seorang Muslim dengan dunia di sekelilingnya bukanlah pengalaman dan worldview yang mencorakkan pemikiran seorang bukan Muslim seperti saya.

Tanggal 25 Jun 2012, saya telah menghadiri masjlis pelancaran buku ini, yakni karya terkini Dr. Siddiq Fadzil, “seorang guru tua dari pedalaman” yang telah terlibat sebagai seorang aktivis semenjak zaman pelajar sehinggalah beliau memimpin Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) sebagai Presiden ketiga (1982-1991). Hampir seribu hadirin hadirat yang mengisi dewan sebuah hotel di Ampang mungkin ternampak kehadiran seorang dua bukan Muslim pada malam itu.

Saya ghaibnya membaca dengan pantas dan dapat menghabiskan sebuah buku dalam masa dua tiga hari termasuk hari Sabtu dan Ahad. Tetapi saya asyik berhenti memikirkan sesuatu semasa membaca buku Islam dan Melayu, sehinggalah pada ketika menulis artikel ini, saya hanya sempat membaca hampir seratus halaman.

Selama lebih kurang satu dasawarsa berkecimpung dalam dunia penulisan bermula dengan penulisan bahasa Cina, membaca merentasi bahasa mencakupi bahasa Cina, Melayu dan Inggeris telah mengisi kebanyakan masa lapang saya. Membaca merentasi bahasa dan membabitkan pembacaan membicarakan soal Islam dan Melayu adalah suatu pengalaman unik bagi seorang bukan Muslim seperti saya. Yang direntasi bukan sekadar perbezaan bahasa, tetapi juga melibatkan perbezaan budaya, tradisi ilmu dan worldview.

Dunia penulisan bahasa Cina telah banyak kali mempersoalkan mengapa pembaca senantiasa meletak segolongan penulis “dunia Tionghua” termasuk Taiwan dan China sebagai intelektual utama yang juga menjadi inspirasi dalam proses pencarian ilmu dan penulisan bahasa Cina. Dengan kata lain, mengapakah tradisi ilmu di negara lain dijadikan sebagai sumber utama tradisi ilmu tempatan? Tiadakah penulis tempatan yang juga bergelar intelektual? Tidak cukupkah bilangan penulis tempatan dan kualiti penulisan mereka dalam membentuk gelanggang penulisan bahasa Cina dengan tradisi ilmu tersendiri?

Sesungguhnya, dunia penulisan bahasa Melayu juga berdepan dengan persoalan seumpama. Lebih-lebih lagi penulisan bahasa Melayu yang juga menyentuh soal Islam. Di manakah tradisi ilmu yang menjadi sumber inspirasi utama dunia penulisan bahasa Melayu dan Islam jikalau bukan terlahir daripada gelanggang penulis tempatan? Apakah Indonesia dan negara-negara sekitar gerakan Arab Spring yang menjadi sumber utama membentuk tradisi ilmu tempatan?

Bagi penulis bahasa Cina tempatan, satu persoalan yang lebih unik adalah, mengapakah penulisan bahasa Cina sering kali berdepan dengan masalah pengiktirafan dalam tanah air kelahiran mereka?

Saya masih ingat pada satu hari apabila saya terbaca dalam buku Edward Said, beliau menyentuh sumbangan tokoh ilmu tempatan Syed Hussein Alatas dalam mempersoalkan kerangka permasalahan penulisan dan proses kolonialisme yang mencorakkan sifat Melayu kononnya disemai budaya malas. Selepas itu, saya pernah beberapa kali menanyakan kawan-kawan yang saya temui, ramai dalam kalangan mereka yang mengenali Edward Said tidak mengenali tokoh besar tempatan Syed Hussein Alatas.

Pernah juga saya terbaca karya yang menyifatkan intelektual awam sebagai species unik yang penulisannya merupakan sebahagian daripada praktis yang dapat memimpin (lead) pada masa yang sama membentuk nilai dan budaya kehidupan awam sesuatu masyarakat pada zaman tertentu. Agak ramai intelektual tempatan yang pada pandangan saya pernah menghidupkan sifat seorang intelektual awam. Bermula pada malam pelancaran buku Islam dan Melayu, saya berpeluang mengenali seorang lagi aktivis masyarakat yang disifatkan oleh pemidato pada malam tersebut Anwar Ibrahim sebagai intelektual awam.

Kali ini agak istimewa buat saya, kerana yang saya mengenali melalui pandangan orang dan pemahaman diri saya adalah seorang aktivis Islam yang membicarakan soal Islam dan umatnya. Saya sukakan buku ini kerana beberapa kemusyikilan yang tertanam dalam hati saya kini “terjawab”. Barang kali “terjawab” bukanlah istilah yang tepat. Saya bukan mendapat jawapan daripada pembacaan buku tersebut tetapi dapat memahami dengan lebih lanjut mengenai persoalan tertentu melalui dialog antara bisikan pemikiran saya dengan apa yang dibicarakan dalam buku Islam dan Melayu.

Bagi seorang bukan Muslim, persepsinya terhadap Islam sering kali tertanam kerana pengaruh kuat politik kepartian. Tetapi buku Islam dan Melayu telah melakarkan sesuatu yang berbeza dengan persepsi bukan Muslim mengenai Islam. Telah banyak kali akhbar bahasa Cina melaporkan sudut berita atau pandangan bahawa bukan Muslim akan mendapat layanan second class mengikut hukum Islam. Dalam makalah berjudul “Kepimpinan Politik Melayu: Dari Tradisi ke Demokrasi-Islami”, Ustaz Siddiq Fadzil telah membicarakan permalasahan berhubung status Islam seperti yang termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan akhirnya merumuskan pandangan di bawah yang juga menyentuh hak seorang bukan Muslim:
Negara yang demokratik-Islamik model Malaysia harus mampu merealisasikan maqasid al-shari’ah dalam konteks pluraliti kaum, agama dan budaya. Keadilan, kebebasan dan martabat keinsanan yang merupakan bahagian penting daripada objektif syari’at harus dapat dinikmati oleh seluruh warga, termasuk warga bukan-Muslim. Mereka harus dilayani selayaknya sebagai warganegara (muwatinun), bukan kaum zimmi (dhimmiyyun). Perubahan realiti politik telah menjadikan pengkategorian zhimmiy-harbiy tidak relevan lagi.

Konsep warganegara adalah satu konsep penting dalam dunia hari ini. Biarpun bagi bukan Muslim yang tidak mempunyai pemahaman mengenai hukum Islam, pengiktirafan sebagai warganegara adalah asas sekali, malah, penyelesaian kepada masalah utama yang berbangkit kerana ketidaksaksamaan dari segi pelaksanaan dasar selama ini juga berkait rapat dengan kelemahan penghayatan pemegang kuasa terhadap konsep warganegara. Hari ini banyak yang telah dibincangkan mengenai kegagalan dasar kerajaan dalam menyelesaikan masalah kemiskinan dan jurang antara Melayu kaya dengan Melayu kurang berada yang semakin meluas. Begitu juga keadaannya apabila dibincangkan jurang antara keluarga berada dengan keluarga kurang berada tanpa mengira latar etnik.

Dalam makalah berjudul “Wasatiyyat al-Islam: Melihat Kembali Erti dan Aplikasi ‘Moderasi’ islam”, Ustaz Siddiiq Fadzil ada menyentuh soal jurang kekayaan. Menurut beliau,

Ekonomi wasatiyyah tidak mengizinkan pembolotan sehingga hak memanfaat dan menikmati kekayaan menjadi terbatas hanya di kalangan kelompok kecil para hartawan (dulatan bayma al-aghniya'). Apabila jurang ekonomi antara golongan: the have – the have not – the have a lot telah menjadi sedemikian luas, pemerintah harus campur tangan demi mengembalikan wasatiyyah dalam erti keseimbangan dan keadilan sosial.

Selain campur tangan kerajaan dari segi pelaksanaan dasar, saya berpendapat, pembaharuan proses penggubalan dasar yakni paradigma yang mencorakkan keseluruhan pembentukan dasar baharu adalah perlu. Paradigma lama selama ini yang dtunjangi pemikiran dan kepentingan kelompok kecil sama ada bertopengkan nama bangsa, kaum, atau negara, sering kali meminggirkan kepentingan kaum majoriti (atau etnik?) dan membangkitkan ketidakpuasan kaum minoriti (atau etnik?).

Pelbagai masalah yang berbangkit ekoran pelaksanaan dasar yang tidak adil tidak dapat diselesaikan selain menanam dalam minda etnik terbesar bahawa mereka berada dalam keadaan terancam meskipun hakikatnya bukan begitu. Tindakan sedemikian serupa apa yang disifatkan dalam buku Islam dan Melayu sebagai gejala pembodohan rakyat. Apakah Melayu mahu terus diperbodohkan dengan andaian yang jauh memesong daripada realiti semasa kononnya etnik terbesar berdepan dengan ancaman?

Bagi saya, pendekatan baharu berlandaskan konsep warganegara dan bukannya kepentingan kelompok tertentu harus melatari keseluruhan proses penggubalan dan pelaksanaan dasar. Dalam pada itu, pemberdayaan rakyat adalah penting untuk menyingkir gejala pembodohan rakyat sekaligus menyediakan suasana yang cergas untuk penerapan dan pencerahan idea yang seiring dengan nilai zaman semasa.

Dalam makalah berjudul “Pemberdayaan Umat: Kembalikan Daulat Keinsanan Rakyat!”, Ustaz Siddiq Fadzil telah menyentuh peri pentingnya pemberdayaan rakyat dan bahawa “pakej pemberdayaan rakyat dalam konteks sekarang harus meliputi pendidikan demokrasi, agar dengan begitu rakyat tahu makna sebenar demokrasi, dan bagaimana ia semestinya dilaksanakan”. Rakyat harus dididik bagaimana menggunakan hak demokratiknya secara bijaksana dan bermaruah.

Sebenarnya banyak hujah Ustaz Siddiq Fadzil yang ingin saya sentuh dan bincang. Tetapi apa yang lebih penting ialah, buku ini wajar dijadikan bacaan penting bukan Muslim. Hujah progresif dalam konteks hukum Islam berbeza dengan sudut berita yang diutarakan dalam media. Bacalah sendiri supaya anda dapat menghayati sebuah karya secara menyeluruh dan mendalam. Saya sekadar menyentuh dimensi pinggiran.

Akhir sekali, ingin saya berkongsi puisi seorang penyair-budayawan kenamaan Rendra berjudul “Kesaksian Bapak Saija” yang berbunyi seperti berikut:

Hidup tanpa daya
sebab daya ditindih ketakutan.
Setiap hari seperti mati berulang kali.
Setiap saat berharap menjadi semut
agar bias menjadi tidak kelihatan.
Sekarang setelah mati
baru aku menyedari
bahwa ketakutanku membantu penindasan,
dan sikap tidak berdaya menyuburkan ketidakadilan.

Siri Jelajah Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim Ke Zon Sandakan, Sabah

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 10:38 PM PDT

Merdeka Rakyat
8 Julai 2012 (Ahad)

1) 3.00 – 6.00 ptg – Ceramah Perdana 1
Lokasi: Dewan Hakka, Sandakan

2) 6.30 ptg – Solat & Tazkirah Maghrib
Lokasi : Masjid Indah Jaya, Taman Indah Jaya Batu 4, Batu Sapi

3) 7.00 – 10.00 mlm – Ceramah Perdana 2
Lokasi: Kampong Batu Putih, Batu 7 Jalan Sandakan, Libaran

9 Julai 2012 (Isnin)

4) 9.00 pagi – Perjumpaan Bersama Pimpinan PKR Sabah
Lokasi: Sabah Hotel, Sandakan

YB BN

YB PAS

YB PKR

YB DAP