Rabu, 18 Januari 2012

Hannah Yeoh

Hannah Yeoh

When good men do something

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 09:13 AM PST

My tribute for the late YB Edward Lee which was featured in this month's Rocket:
In loving memory of my friend Edward (I took this photo of Edward at the State Assembly in Selangor in March 2009 during lunch break)
When good men do something, not only is evil defeated, but righteousness gains authority. The passing of YB Edward Lee, State Assemblyman of Bukit Gasing, Selangor on the 20th of December is the passing of a good man who did more than just something. From an entrepreneur and community leader to a state legislator, Edward has served and impacted his community, state and nation in ways which has indeed brought about meaningful present change but more powerfully, would yield the greatest harvest in years to come.
My husband and I call Edward our friend, even though he was almost twice our age and his children are our peers. Our friendship was forged during the campaign period of the last General Election, when we shared in the same experience of answering the call to be a DAP candidate, despite not having the necessary political experience but simply being guided by the belief in our Christian values that righteousness exalts a nation and it is time for us to do something, to stand up, speak up and act for our nation. Edward came to speak at one of my political rallies in the rain. We both ended up winning against all odds and being elected state assemblypersons along with many of our other colleagues from Pakatan Rakyat. We campaigned to be the stronger opposition in Selangor. We ended up being the new government. Edward took to his new role with gusto and simply relished the challenge.
Back in 2008, I sought much counsel from Edward after winning the state seat of Subang Jaya. I looked to him as a mentor. He was always there to provide guidance. When I protested against the development of utility land in USJ 6 with my residents, Edward was there. When I had to deal with the Subang Ria issue, Edward was there. When I wanted clarification on local government matters, Edward was there for me.
There was a time when we took a road trip up to Penang to campaign for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Permatang Pauh by-election. My husband was driving me and two friends in our car while Edward who was being driven by his son Simon, followed behind at a safe distance in their trusted old Nissan Sunny 120Y. Edward loved that car and he was very proud of it. We had arranged modest accommodation at the Taiping Lake Club, where we put up while campaigning in Permatang Pauh. It was so much like a family road trip for us, a road trip to campaign for Anwar. This memory reminds me of the simple, humble man that Edward is and has always been.
Edward's passion was to serve and serve as the assemblyman he did. When he was first diagnosed with cancer in 2009, I was devastated. He fought the illness without ever slowing down in his responsibilities and duty as an assemblyman. It must be remembered that while he was passionate about his job, he was also a devoted father and loving husband who ensured that while he served the community, he did not falter in his home. Edward could have taken time off and relegated his role as an assemblyman to the periphery while devoting all his time to himself and his loved ones while battling cancer. Many would have done that and there's absolutely nothing wrong if he had chosen to do that. But he didn't.  His passion to serve transcended his personal needs.
When my husband and I visited Edward in his home in June/July 2011 as he lay in bed after suffering from a fall, unable to move, he began to discuss with passion the issues that he was working on at that time concerning his constituency and Selangor. As I stood next to the Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim at Edward's wake service, I was choked with tears as I heard how the MB recounted that Edward was actually communicating with him on certain issues affecting his constituency very recently before his passing, unbeknownst to the MB at that time that Edward was ill, living his last days as the state assemblyman.
Edward and I often spoke on the phone, more often than not complaining about our frustration with certain issues and the difficulties we faced in discharging our duties. I will miss those calls.

When I delivered Shay, Edward rang me and asked "Hey, I forgot to ask you, what would your little one like as a gift? I haven't bought her anything." I replied "No need la Ed, she has a lot of things already. If you want, you can buy her something when she turns one". Edward said "Sure, OK!". He couldn't wait that long. I will miss him on Shay's first birthday.
When my mother-in-law passed away suddenly on 30th November 2011, Edward came to see Ram and I at the funeral parlour. He was so weak after his chemo and yet he insisted on coming – to be there for us. That's Edward – always there for his friends. As he stared at my mother-in-law resting in that coffin, Edward said "Life, shocking huh? But I am convinced by now that if the Lord wants me home, I will go and if He doesn't think it's time, He will sustain us". On the day my mother-in-law was cremated, Edward wanted to be there too but he could not. I received a missed call from him. That was the last call I received from him.
We often seek for elements of hope and inspiration for our nation, especially during these trying times in the course of rebuilding this nation. And we are inclined every time to look for it in the young. But through Edward, I now know that we have unassuming older heroes among us, who are young at heart but filled with wisdom and truthfulness, unpretentious but driven by the simple cause of pursuing justice and righteousness while serving in their noble calling. I trust that the Lord knows it best when Edward breathed his last while serving as a state assemblyman. I don't think he would have had it any other way. 

Below are photos which I have taken of Edward and with Edward since 2008. I would like to share them with you:
With fellow assemblymen at the opening of State Assembly sitting in March 2009
Edward with Dr Nasir (ADUN Kota Damansara) and Ng Suee Lim (ADUN Sekinchan)
Mr & Mrs Edward Lee
Edward and Speaker of Selangor State Assembly Dato' Teng Chang Khim

My husband Ram with Edward, Dr Nasir and Dr Cheah Wing Yin (ADUN Damansara Utama) at the friendly games for assemblymen and spouse

Edward at MBPJ's Easter Concert

Backbenchers meeting in 2008 with Dr Rani (ADUN Meru) and Dr Nasir

Edward and I at the Permatang Pauh by-election campaigning for DSAI

Edward a member of the SELCAT committee

Happier times at Edward Ling's wedding day
With resident Jeffrey Khoo, MPSJ councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran and Edward at the 1st Citizen Journalist Conference by Malaysiakini in 2010. This photo taken from 1mytomyam.blogspot.com

I miss you Ed and I know you are safe in the Father's arms. Absent in the body, present with the Lord. Each time I think of you, this song comes to mind and the lyrics hold true:

There's a land that is fairer than day,

And by faith we can see it afar;
For the Father waits over the way
To prepare us a dwelling place there.

  • In the sweet by and by,
    We shall meet on that beautiful shore...


Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Apa Yang Diharapkan Dari Pemberian Biasiswa/Pinjaman Negeri Selangor ?

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 03:41 PM PST

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Posted: 18 Jan 2012 02:47 AM PST

MB yakin Dr Yunus amanah, bertanggungjawab

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 02:30 AM PST

SHAH ALAM, 18 Jan: Kerajaan Negeri Selangor menjunjung kasih kepada Sultan Selangor kerana telah berkenan menyempurnakan Istiadat Pelantikan Dan Angkat Sumpah Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi sebagai Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Selangor (MMKN) yang baharu.

"Kami percaya YB Dr Ahmad Yunus ADUN Sijangkang boleh menjalankan tugas dengan amanah, telus dan bertanggungjawab," kata Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim kenyataan yang dikeluarkan di sini.

Katanya, latar belakang Ynus sebagai doktor perubatan telah banyak memberi khidmat kepada rakyat, boleh membantu beliau menjalankan tugas sebagai Ahli MMKN secara efisyen dan profesional.

Tambahnya, pelantikan baharu itu turut melibatkan rombakan kecil dari segi portfolio di mana Dr Ahmad Yunus akan bertanggungjawab terhadap Portfolio Adat Resam Melayu dan Belia dan Sukan manakala Portfolio Hal Ehwal Islam, Infrastruktur dan Kemudahan Awam kini dipegang oleh Menteri Besar sendiri.

Jelasnya, rombakan yang berkuatkuasa hari ini dilakukan bagi memastikan kesinambungan kerja dan perkhidmatan kepada rakyat dapat berjalan dengan lancar, tambahan pula Dr Ahmad Yunus sebelum ini adalah Exco pembantu untuk portfolio Belia dan Sukan.

Khalid juga mengumumkan bahawa Adun Meru, Dr Abd Rani Osman dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Skim Mikro Kredit Miskin Luar Bandar (Skimsel) manakala Adun Bandar Baru Bangi, Dr Shafie Abu Bakar dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Perbadanan Adat Melayu dan Warisan Negeri Selangor (Padat), kedua-dua jawatan itu sebelumnya disandang oleh Datuk Dr Hasan Ali.

"Dalam perkembangan berkaitan, saya ingin menyatakan bahawa saya ada menerima surat daripada YB Datuk Dr Hasan Ali yang berpendapat bahawa pelantikan ini mungkin terlalu awal (premature) kerana beliau masih mempunyai ruang untuk merayu kepada Majlis Syura PAS.

"Saya telah menjawab surat tersebut dengan menyatakan keputusan saya menggugurkan beliau adalah lanjutan dari keputusan Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa PAS Pusat pada 8 Januari 2012 yang melucutkan beliau sebagai ahli PAS," jelasnya lagi.

Beliau menjelaskan surat dari Jawatankuasa PAS bertarikh 10 Januari 2012 telah mengesahkan keputusan pemecatan beliau berkuatkuasa serta merta dan isu rayuan tidak dinyatakan dalam surat berkenaan.

"Proses rayuan adalah amalan yang dipraktikkan oleh PAS sebagai sebuah parti politik dan saya percaya ianya tidak bermaksud memberi sebarang prasangka kepada kelangsungan pentadbiran kerajaan negeri," ujarnya yang juga Adun Ijok.

Justeru, Khalid berharap Dr Hasan menerima keputusan itu dengan berlapang dada dan mengambil kesempatan mengucapkan terima kasih di atas peranan yang beliau laksanakan ketika berkhidmat sebagai ahli MMKN.

Tambahnya, kerajaan negeri amat menghargai segala nasihat dan pandangan yang diberikan Sultan Selangor dalam mengendalikan isu yang melibatkan pelantikan Ahli MMKN itu.

"Saya berharap dengan sempurnanya pelantikan ini akan menguatkan lagi barisan pimpinan negeri Selangor dalam melaksanakan reformasi pentadbiran dan pengurusan negeri," ujarnya.(harakahdaily)

Lim Guan Eng

Lim Guan Eng

The Penang State Government Has Instructed the State Legal Adviser to Issue a Gazette Notification Exempting Local Authorities in Penang from Section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 (en/bm/cn)

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 02:17 AM PST

Press Statement by the Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, on 18 January 2011:

The Penang State Government Has Instructed the State Legal Adviser to Issue a Gazette Notification Exempting Local Authorities in Penang from Section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 as a Precursor to Seeking a Court Declaration to Compel the Election Commission to Conduct Local Government Elections

The Penang State Government has Instructed the State Legal Adviser to issue a gazette notification exempting local authorities in Penang from section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 as a precursor to seeking a court declaration to compel the Election Commission to conduct local government elections.

The Minister for Housing and Local Government, Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung, is reported to have said yesterday that the Penang State Government should consult with the National Council on Local Government (NCLG) before issuing a gazette notification exempting the local authorities in Penang from the provisions of section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976. Section 15 of the Act provides that all laws relating to local government elections are of no force and effect.

The Minister should be fully aware that the Penang State Government has already attempted to consult with the NCLG on the issue of restoring local government elections. On 14 July 2009, YB Chow Kon Yeow, the Penang State Exco for Local Government and Traffic Management, wrote to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, as the secretariat to the NCLG, on this matter, but was informed on 3 August 2009 that the Federal Government had no plans to reinstate local government elections.

On 11 August 2009, the Penang State Assembly passed a resolution calling upon the Federal authorities to take action to reinstate local government elections. YB Chow again wrote to the Ministry on 24 August 2009, communicating the resolution of the State Assembly and asking for the matter to be tabled and discussed at the 62nd meeting of the NCLG. However, by its letter dated 14 September 2009, the Ministry again refused to list the topic for discussion.

A three-man legal panel consisting of Dato’ Yeo Yang Poh, Mr Tommy Thomas and Mr Malik Imtiaz was retained by the State Government, and advised that the reintroduction of local government elections was within the powers of the State, in accordance with the Local Government Elections Act 1960, which was revised in 1991.

On 4 March 2010, I wrote to the Election Commission asking it to conduct local government elections to the MPPP and MPSP, but the Election Commission also refused. On 12 March 2010, I also wrote to the Prime Minister offering to meet with him to discuss the State Government’s position but again received no response.

Between 1951 and 1965, Malaya/Malaysia practised a system of local democracy whereby local councillors were elected by local residents. In 1961, the Federal Government abolished the elected Kuala Lumpur Municipal Council, and in 1965 issued an Emergency Regulation suspending local government elections throughout the States of Malaysia, using the excuse of the Confrontation with Indonesia.

The Prime Minister at the time, Tunku Abdul Rahman, promised the Dewan Rakyat that local government elections would be restored once the Confrontation was over:

"As soon as this peace and quietness has returned we would make haste with all proper preparations for the local council elections … The very moment peace is declared I can assure this House that the elections will be held. "

The Confrontation with Indonesia ended in 1966, but local government elections were not restored as promised by the then Alliance (BN) Federal Government. In 1968, the Royal Commission on Local Government headed by Senator Athi Nahappan recommended the restoration of local government elections, but this was rejected by the Federal Government.

At the end of 2011, both Houses of Parliament passed resolutions annulling the existing Proclamations of Emergency in Malaysia, but because of sections 15 of the Local Government Act 1976, local government elections cannot be restored.

Local government is a State matter under the Federal Constitution, and the State Authority has the power under section 1(4) of the Local Government Act 1976 to exempt any local government area from any or all of the provisions of the Act. The Penang State Government has decided that 45 years after the end of the Confrontation, it is time for it to exercise its powers to free Penang and the MPPP and MPSP from the anti-democratic provisions that prevent the holding of local government elections.

As such, the Penang State EXCO has decided today to issue a gazette notification exempting the local authorities in Penang from the provisions of section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976. The Penang State Legal Adviser has been instructed to effect this gazette notification and also to issue a fiat appointing Mr Tommy Thomas to represent the Penang State Government in court. After the gazette notification, the State Government will refer this dispute with the Election Commission to the Courts.

—BM Translation- —
Kenyataan Media oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng pada 18 Januari 2012
Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Telah Mengarahkan Penasihat Undang-undang Negeri Untuk Mengeluarkan Pemberitahuan Warta Yang Mengecualikan Pihak-pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Pulau Pinang Daripada Seksyen 15 Akta Kerajaan Tempatan 1976 Sebagai Langkah Awal Sebelum Memohon Pengisytiharan Mahkamah Untuk Memaksa Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Untuk Menjalankan Pilihan Raya Kerajaan Tempatan.

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah mengarahkan Penasihat Undang-undang Negeri untuk mengeluarkan pemberitahuan warta yang mengecualikan pihak-pihak berkuasa tempatan Pulau Pinang daripada Seksyen 15 Akta Kerajaan Tempatan 1976 sebagai langkah awal sebelum memohon pengisytiharan mahkamah untuk memaksa Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) untuk menjalankan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan.

Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung telah dilaporkan berkata bahawa Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang patut berunding dengan Majlis Kebangsaan bagi Kerajaan Tempatan (NCLG) sebelum mengeluarkan pemberitahuan warta yang mengecualikan pihak-pihak berkuasa Pulau Pinang daripada peruntukan-peruntukan Seksyen 15 Akta Kerajaan Tempatan 1976. Seksyen 15 Akta tersebut menetapkan bahawa semua undang-undang berkaitan dengan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan adalah dibatalkan dan tidak berkuasa.

YB Menteri sepatutnya sedar dan tahu bahawa Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah pun mencuba berkali-kali untuk berunding dengan NCLG berkenaan dengan hasrat untuk memulihkan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan. Pada 14 Julai 2009, YB Chow Kon Yeow, Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri untuk Kerajaan Tempatan dan Pengurusan Trafik, telah menulis surat kepada Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, selaku sekretariat NCLG, atas perkara ini. Susulan daripada itu, pada 3 Ogos 2009 kita telah dimaklumkan bahawa Kerajaan Persekutuan tidak berancang untuk memulihkan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan.

Pada 11 Ogos 2009, Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah meluluskan resolusi menyeru pihak Kerajaan Persekutuan untuk memulihkan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan. YB Chow sekali lagi telah menulis kepada Kementerian pada 24 Ogos 2009 untuk memaklumkan resolusi Dewan Undangan Negeri dan meminta supaya perkara ini dibentang dan dibincangkan dalam mesyuarat ke-62 NCLG. Namun demikian, dalam surat yang bertarikh 14 September 2009, Kementerian sekali lagi enggan memasukkan topik ini dalam agenda perbincangan.

Ekoran daripada itu, Kerajaan Negeri telah melantik panel peguam yang terdiri daripada Dato' Yeo Yang Poh, En Tommy Thomas dan En Malik Imtiaz. Panel tersebut telah menasihati bahawa pemulihan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan berada dalam bidang kuasa Negeri mengikut Akta Pilihan Raya Kerajaan Tempatan 1960 yang telah disemak semula pada tahun 1991.

Pada 4 Mac 2010, saya telah menulis kepada Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya untuk meminta supaya pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan dijalankan bagi MPPP dan MPSP, tetapi SPR telah menolak permintaan itu. Pada 12 Mac 2010, saya juga telah menulis kepada Perdana Menteri untuk meminta perjumpaan dengan beliau untuk membincangkan pendirian Kerajaan Negeri, namun tidak menerima maklumbalas.

Di antara tahun 1951 hingga 1965, Malaya/Malaysa telah mengamalkan sistem demokrasi tempatan di mana ahli-ahli majlis telah dipilih oleh penghuni tempatan. Pada tahun 1961, Kerajaan Persekutuan telah memansuhkan Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Lumpur yang dipilih, dan pada tahun 1965 telah mengeluarkan Peraturan Kecemasan yang menggantungkan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan di seluruh negeri-negeri di Malaysia, atas alasan Konfrontasi dengan Indonesia.

Perdana Menteri pada masa itu, Tunku Abdul Rahman, telah berjanji kepada Dewan Rakyat bahawa pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan akan dipulihkan selepas tamatnya Konfrontasi:

"Sebaik sahaja keamanan dan ketenangan pulih kembali kita akan segera membuat persiapan untuk pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan… Sebaik sahaja keamanan diisytiharkan saya memberi jaminan kepada Dewan bahawa pilihan raya akan diadakan."

Konfrontasi dengan Indonesia telah berakhir pada tahun 1966, tetapi pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan tidak dipulihkan seperti yang dijanjikan oleh Kerajaan Perikatan (sebelum menjadi BN). Pada tahun 1968, Suruhanjaya DiRaja untuk Kerajaan Tempatan yang diketuai oleh Senator Athi Nahappan telah mencadangkan pemulihan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan, tetapi cadangan ini telah ditolak oleh Kerajaan Persekutuan.

Pada akhir tahun 2011, kedua-dua Dewan Parlimen telah meluluskan resolusi untuk membatalkan Perisytiharan-perisytiharan Darurat di Malaysia, tetapi pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan tidak dapat dipulihkan atas sebab adanya Seksyen 15 Akta Kerajaan Tempatan 1976.

Kerajaan tempatan merupakan perkara Negeri di bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan, dan Pihak Berkuasa Negeri mempunyai kuasa di bawah Seksyen 1(4) Akta Kerajaan Tempatan 1976 untuk mengecualikan mana-mana kawasan kerajaan tempatan daripada peruntukan-peruntukan Akta tersebut. Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah memutuskan bahawa setelah 45 tahun sejak penamatan Konfrontasi, sudah tiba masanya untuk membebaskan Pulau Pinang serta MPPP dan MPSP daripada peruntukan-peruntukan anti-demokratik yang menghalang perjalanan pilihan raya kerajaan tempatan.

Oleh itu, Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah memutuskan hari ini untuk mengeluarkan pemberitahuan warta yang mengecualikan pihak-pihak berkuasa tempatan Pulau Pinang daripada peruntukan-peruntukan Seksyen 15 Akta Kerajaan Tempatan 1976. Penasihat Undang-undang Negeri Pulau Pinang telah diarahkan untuk mengeluarkan pemberitahuan warta ini dan juga untuk mengeluarkan fiat melantik En Tommy Thomas untuk mewakili Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang di mahkamah. Selepas pemberitahuan warta, Kerajaan Negeri akan merujukkan perkara ini kepada Mahkamah.

Lim Guan Eng

—-Mandarin Translation—











"只要和平与宁静的时刻到来,我们会即刻筹备地方政府选举… ..一旦和平到来,我向国会保证,我们将重新举行地方政府选举… …"






Chua Soi Lek Should State Which Seat He Is Standing In The Next General Elections (en/cn)

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 10:29 PM PST

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 18.1.2012

Chua Soi Lek Should State Which Seat He Is Standing In The Next General Elections So That We Can See His Response If DAP Does A "Liow Tiong Lai Act" By Declaring Confidence Of Beating Chua.

MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek should state which seat he is contesting in the next general elections so that we can see his response if DAP does a "Liow Tiong Lai act" by declaring confidence in defeating Chua. DAP is not interested in playing the boastful games of MCA, when the only one making political challenges is the MCA and not DAP.

I wish to remind MCA President Chua Soi Lek that MCA's Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai is the only one who issued a political challenge by boasting that MCA is confident of winning my present parliamentary seat of Bagan. When asked by Malaysian Insider I said that,

"I will not comment further on Liow's challenge unless Liow Tiong Lai himself or MCA Vice-President and Penang MCA Chair Ng Yen Yen is contesting in Bagan. Let Liow continue his boastful remarks. I will not indulge in MCA's boastful games as I wish to focus on serving the voters in my constituency and the people of Penang."

Unlike MCA, DAP has not engaged in political games by boasting we will win or beat Liow in Bentong or Ng Yen Yen in Raub. Only MCA is making all these boasts. We therefore hope that Chua Soi Lek will stop deceiving the public on this matter. Will Chua Soi Lek dare to announce which seat he is contesting, then let me go to that constitutency and repeat Liow's remarks that we are confident of defeating Chua then see how Chua will respond?

This is not the first time that the MCA President has failed to keep his promise, during his political comeback after his resignation for personal reasons, that he will not again deceive the people especially those around him. Chua had lied of PR and DAP mismanaging the financial administration of Penang resulting in budget deficits.

This is typical of MCA's deceptive politics where black becomes white and white become black. Penang has no budget deficits but had recorded budget surpluses every year for the four years we are in power, certified by the Auditor-General Report. In fact Penang remains the only state in Malaysia to be praised by Transparency International for our efforts in implementing open tender to battle corruption.

—— Mandarin Translation —-









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Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by Ilham Putera

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 10:11 AM PST

YB and the rest,

I am compelled to put in my two cents worth of opinion when you people are talking about consultant. In MAS currently there are four (i repeat) four different consulting companies to keep AJ and the brainless guy running MAS. One of the four is plane consult. I can’t help but wanting to share with you all here that the guy behind plane consult is Connor Mccarthy who is also the consultant friend of the pariah/AA. So this is the brains for the brainless guy in MAS. please keep praying for MAS guys, to show the pride we have for our national carrier.

It has been made known that MAS has also engage a person in the name of Hugh from Westjet airline in Canada (another LCC) to champion oneworld for MAS. God knows since when a LCC man knows how to talk about premier airlines alliance. Can somebody share with us here how much is MAS paying this guy for this single portfolio job?

In addition, let me tell u the brainless guy and the pariah have been secretly meeting an Air france guy on Skyteam Alliance. What AJ is talking about oneworld when the two goons are secretly meeting Skyteam Alliance? Maybe they want to undermine oneworld so that oneworld will not accept MAS. Then MAS will be left with one choice Alliance which is Air Asia. hehehe what a wonderful alliance this would be and we can enjoy witnessing MAS getting screwed left, right and centre.

I also like to share a comment made by the brainless guy in the Edge recently. “MAS have access to the top minds of the industry. For instance, when we buy aircraft, we can learn from pariah. After all they ordered 200 plane in one go and that in itself tell you how powerful their negotiations are.”

The best joke of the week, this is. Don’t you think, when you get good deal with volume purchase is ordinary skill. i thought, It is buying one plane at a discount of volume purchase is what we call brilliant. Sigh, he has no brain anyway.

God, please bless MAS and rid him from all these crooks currently in there now.

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by leo57

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 07:26 AM PST

Everybody, no need to get excited about a mere RM18million (not RM90 million) sponsorship la, it’s nothing compared to so many other leakages
happening in every corner. Has anyone any idea what the various CONsultants are costing MAS? They are even hired to report to AJ on the progress of how soon we can shut down stations (Capetown, Johanesburg etc). As an indicator on how ‘valuable’ the CONsultant’s roles are, after sitting in one of these meetings, she had the gall to say the meetings were “too operational” for her, so she will refrain from attending future meetings! All she wanted to know was – can the station be closed down by a certain date or not, just pass her the meeting minutes so that she can brief AJ (using nice PP slides I am sure) . Talk about borrowing our watches to tell us the time! Or the CONsultants who conducted workshops on ‘sustainability’, poor staff thought it was something to do with saving the ozone layer, only to find that they were cherry picking our brains to find out what a “premium airline” needs and how to be ‘profitable’! Or, how yet another CONsultant was hired by our incredible HC to study ‘feasibilty’ of introducing ‘flexi-benefits’ to staff. What’s that? simply put, if you do not use up a certain ‘benefit’ you can exchange it for points (like bouslink la) to get something else like handphones or books! Sounds good until you realise this is going to cost a lot of money to MAS (some ‘benefits’ like annual travel, if not utilised are forfeited, now they want to give you ‘points’ for it), and worse, the super-inefficient HC dept simply has no clue/capability to manage the scheme anyway. When this was pointed out, HC said, we can always ‘outsource’ the managing of this scheme! Just a small sampling on what MAS pays MILLIONS of RM to CONsultants for. So, tak payah lah nak bising sangat pasal RM18 million SAHAJA.!
The sad sorry story of MAS, dulu, kini dan selamanya.

Comment on Complaints for DBKL by shahrizad

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 07:25 AM PST

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Boleh En Yaacob majukan kepada pihak atasan Alam Flora atau DBKL untuk memilih hari yang sesuai dengan kadar segera khas untuk membersihkan tempat tersebut di situ sahaja sehingga BERSIH dan tidak perlu singgah di mana-mana tempat jika benar alasan En Zambri bahawa tidak cukup ruang mengangkut sampah di dalam lori.

Juga dimaklumkan bahawa terdapat binatang mati di tempat tersebut terutamanya tikus dan ini mengundang kehadiran sekumpulan burung gagak memakan bangkai binatang dan menimbulkan bau busuk di kawasan berhampiran rumah saya.

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Tindakan segera dari pihak tuan amatlah dihargai dan didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by Kunyit Hidup

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 06:59 AM PST

Yes, MAS is joining OneWorld – do not question whether the management is serious or not, or under pressure. Qualifying into the group will be ascertained in February. As a certified IOSA operator, it won't be difficult to satisfy OneWorld auditors. All preparations to be completed internally – by MAS staff without any help by con-sultan. Then, AJ and Danny will take the credit and proudly announce that YB Wee is wrong!

1. Recently MAS brought in four foreign experts to fill-up senior management positions – vacant by series of resignations. Each of them should receive paycheck of 7-digits a year. 'Investment' on Dunleavy alone by WestJet was over 1 million Canada in 2010. Hopefully the 'pricey genius' can contribute to MAS and to install long term business foundation so, the 'cheap Malaysian' successors will only require to copy & paste.

2. PlaneConsult (another con-sultan?) is looking into MAS segmenting strategy. However as usual – they will request information, obtain views from the field and make staff to present necessary data. Then those homemade ingredients will be translated into wonderful presentations. Before they left, another account transfer is needed to top-up the million-ringgit advance fee.

So, from the above two scenarios;

a. Remove the deadwoods and replace them with experts that worth for money. Then, what makes a secret share-suap necessary? MAS is very well aware that the withdrawal of AA/AAX from selected destinations will not significantly help MAS unlike MAS/Fireflyz decision that directly benefits AA/AAX. Change the people, not the share.

b. Why not EVP/SVP/VP decides on reorganization/segmenting in respective division or department? Incapable or can not be trusted? Still need confirmation from con-sultan to say so? The highly qualified Danny an AJ are simply appoint foreign experts and con-sultan to do the job, Skim Latihan 1 Malaysia (SK1M) trainees could be equivalent to MAS MD/DMD!

To MASEU leaders: The best joke in youtube, search for – MASEU press conference.

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by Bina Tak Fikir

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 03:05 AM PST

Oh Rashdan, Rashdan, Rashdan: are you ashamed of yourself? Most probably not judging from what you have been doing in BianFikir under Maybank and now MAS. An idiot will be able to tell you that you shouldn’t have agreed to sponsor Tony,s QPR for Rm90 millions. You are just a bullshitter and of course, brainless graduate from Cambridge U.

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by Marcus of MAS

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 02:33 AM PST

For 6 months ever since Rashdan and AJ (about 4 months) took over the top management of MAS and they have been sitting on the Oneworld and now only they are talking about it with no definite date of joining.

What the f..k were Rashdan doing in MAS? just drawing fat salaries and joining the Panamera dead wood circuit?

PM should step in and remove this Rashdan from MAS. He is the main culprit in screwing up MAS further. Just a brainless crony with beautiful degree with no self respect. MAS union should be taking actions against this crony before it is too late.

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by Guna MAS staff

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 02:23 AM PST

Old man

I agree with you. That idiot Rashdan and that Mr Blur, AJ, do not know anything about airline. They are stalling in the hope that Oneworld will finally tell MAS to go to hell then they will have a good reason to tell Malaysians that Oneworld rejected MAs and not MAS didn’t want to join. This is in their blank mind. Now Aj was telling MAS staff how great Oneworld is. Then is MAS waiting and still dreaming about it. Why MAS was so quick to sponsor QPR?

Rashdan if your interest is in AirAsia please join AirAsia with your friend TF there. Then you can do what you want. Not in MAS. We will not leave you in peace. We will curse you and your family until you are f..ked like what Kamarul was stating in his comment. You will have no peace in MAS because we know who you are Rashdan. You are just a crony of AMOK and TF. Go and fly kite will be the best thing for you. mother f…ker!

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by Kamarul dari MAS

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 02:15 AM PST

He is the bloody crony of TF. The first thing Rashdan did before AJ came in was to spend RM90 million of MAS fund to sponsor QPR. Why? TF got share in QPR. Bloody Bina Tak Fikir idiot. Manusia yang tak mall dan tiada maruah. Rashdan, you and your family will be cursed for what you had done to MAS.

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by anti-betrayal

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 01:56 AM PST

YB… apa akan jadi kepada pekerja MAS? bahagian admin, HR & finance dipindahkan ke Sepang & yang lainnya akan diserapkan ke syarikat baru yg sebagai kontrak di mana keistimewaan dulu hilang dan union pun xde? bolehkah begitu sedangkan mereka rata-ratanya kakitangan tetap? Inilah strategi mereka utk buatkan staff berhenti & elak drpd memberi lai-off benefit. Saya tinggal di Subang. kenapa ada beberapa kali kapal terbang Air-Asia turub di SZB sedangkan Air Asia tidak ada penerbangan di sana? Saya dah confirm dengan bahagian hanger, xde pun servis kapal terbang Air Asia. Bagaimana pula dengan CCF, Air Asia ambil banyak laluan MAS & kononnya dlm CCF tu Air Asia akan hantar flightnya ke MAS(MAE) tapi tak ada pun? Semuanya Air Asia ambil. Jersi bola (QPR) kenapa yg MAS cuma satu (belang biru putih) sedangkan Air Asia sebanyak 2 jersi (merah putih dan oren) dah la ambil kaler Firefly pulak tu sampai 2 jersi berbanding MAS sehelai shj? 18m pound tu MAS shj yg bayar?? Air Asia ambil kesempatang betul…. Tolong siasat YB perkara2 nie… Air Asia & khazanah nie makin melampau!!!!

Comment on Is MAS serious about joining Oneworld? by Old Man

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 01:31 AM PST

The stall in the One World initiative is nothing more than a sign of a lack of industry knowledge.

It is going to be even harder to restart. It was already difficult for MH to get the invite in the first place. This stalling has caused the other partners of One World to review whether to still want MAS to be a member.

YB Ahmad Razif Blog's

YB Ahmad Razif Blog's

Majlis Penyampaian Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 03:55 PM PST

Pada 17 Januari 2012, Majlis Penyampaian Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) Peringkat Parlimen Kuala Nerus dan DUN Seberang Takir telah diadakan di Dewan Komstar, SMK Kompleks Seberang Takir yang telah disampaikan bersama Ahli Parlimen Kuala Nerus, YB Dato' Haji Mohd Nasir Tan Sri Ibrahim Fikri.

Direct Free Kick

Direct Free Kick

Majlis penerangan bersama YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad dan YB Dr Zulkefli Ahmad di Pangsapuri Jln 3/6, Pandan Indah 18 Jan 2012.

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 07:34 AM PST

Gong Xi Fa Cai dari Dato Menteri Besar dan Exco-Exco Kerajaan Negeri Selangor.

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 07:09 AM PST


Posted: 18 Jan 2012 04:19 AM PST

Saya yakin Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor telah membuat keputusan untuk mengambil alih potfolio Hal Ehwal Islam buat sementara waktu kerana untuk memberi masa kepada YB Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi untuk menyesuaikan diri sebagai Exco.

Potfolio tersebut membawa tanggungjawab yang berat dan memerlukan seorang Exco yang dapat memberi tumpuan yang tidak berbelah bahagi.

Saya yakin Dato' Menteri Besar akan menyerahkan potfolio tersebut kepada YB Dr Yunus pada masa yang sesuai.

Saya turut yakin YB Dr Yunus berupaya meneruskan perancangan dan kerja-kerja yang ditinggalkan oleh YB Dato' Dr Hasan Ali.

Saya berharap orang ramai akan memberhentikan sebarang spekulasi berhubung potfolio yang penting ini.

Iskandar A. Samad
18 Januari 2012

YB Dr Ahmad Yunus Khairi mengangkat sumpah sebagai Exco di Istana Kayangan, Shah Alam 18 Januari 2012.

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 07:48 PM PST