Monday, April 30, 2012
PRU 13 BN yang di tunjangi UMNO menang di Parlimen dan membentuk Kerajaan. PR hanya menang di Pulau Pinang dan Kelantan sahaja dengan majoriti yang lebih rendah. PR segera mengumumkan bahawa mereka tidak menerima keputusan pilihanraya kerana mendakwa ia tidak BERSIH ( Buat apa susah susah Demo kalau mereka masih menerima keputusan SPRkan?).
PR dengan diketuai oleh Anwar Ibrahim dan disokong dari belakang oleh NGO-NGO yang dibiayai oleh Amerika ( Baca CIA) segera turun ke Dataran Merdeka atau di KLIA ( strategi ini lebih ekstrem) dan berkhemah disana menuntut pilihanraya diadakan semula dengan di kendalikan oleh kuasa yang bebas ( baca PBB atau Commonwealth). Kira kira 100 ribu orang turun dengan memakai baju kuning.
Pasukan keselamatan ( Polis) segera bertindak dengan cuba menyuraikan dan berlakulah pertempuran dengan kecederaan dan kematian (mungkin). Alam siber akan dipenuhi dengan gambaran kezaliman polis Malaysia . Tunjuk perasaan segera menjadi pemberontakan (senjata dibekalkan oleh CIA) diatas nama mempertahankan diri , lebih banyak kematian berlaku dikedua-dua pihak ( lihat Syria).
Setiausaha Luar Amerika mengeluarkan kenyataan menggesa Malaysia menghentikan keganasan. Pemberontakan semakin rancak dan ganas begitu juga tindak balas pasukan keselamatan. Kematian semakin banyak. Majlis Keselamatan masuk campur dibawah slogan (Responsibilty to Protect)
Selebihnya ikuti apa yang terjadi di Tunisia, Libya dan Syria...
US Sponsored Protest Movement In Malaysia
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tetapi jika benar ada kematian berlaku amatlah dikesalkan. Persoalannya jika kematian itu datangnya dari kalangan anggota polis adakah kereka dianggap syuhada oleh PAS sebagaimana mereka dengan pantas melabelkan kematian allahyarham Baharom sebagai syuhada pada Bersih 2.0 lalu?
Friday, April 27, 2012
Samada disengajakan atau kebetulan KP UMNO yang tidak mempunyai jawatan dalam kerajaan memberi beliau peluang untuk berhadapan dengan cabaran-cabaran luaran dengan lebih baik.
KJ membuktikan keupayaannya berbanding dengan mana-mana KP parti lain samada PAS, PKR, DAP atau parti kelompok BN. Keupayaan dan kesediaan beliau berdebat dengan parti pembangkang serta kebolehan beliau berdebat di Parlimen memberi imej segar kepada UMNO.
Beliau sekurang-kurangnya berjaya menumpulkan serangan serangan yang dihalakan kepada Kerajaan. Kini ramai yang mula yakin dengan karismanya sebagai KP UMNO yang berwibawa. Jika Bapa Mertuanya menjadi liabilti kepada UMNO, beliau pula sebaliknya menjadi aset kepada UMNO.
Kadang-kadang takdir ini pelik permainannya. Bayangkan jika KP UMNO sekarang adalah Dato' Khir Toyo atau Dato' Mukhriz mahathir...tentu UMNO kini lebih menggelupur digempur Ambiga..
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
TIBAI mungkin mempunyai tempoh hayat pendek sebab objektif yang sangat terhad atau mungkin setakat sampai PRU sahaja dan mugkin selepas itu akan terkubur kerana objektif tercapai atau dikuburkan sebab objektif tidak tercapai ( aku tak rasa DSAI akan memberi izin TIBAI menibai beliau dari belakang jika beliau bejaya ke Putrajaya).
Jika ada kumpulan yang menolak Anwar Ibrahim tentulah ada kumpulan yang menyintai Anwar Ibrahimkan. Kumpulan ini belum menubuhkan persatuan rasmi lagi tetapi rasa aku nama yang patut adalah CIBAI ( Cintai Individu Bernama Anwar Ibrahim). Walau pun PKR ditubuhkan khas untuk memastikan Anwar ke Putrajaya. PKR berselindung disebalik keadilan untuk mencapai Objektifnya. CIBAI lebih 'direct to the point'.
CIBAI lebih tersebar sifatnya. Pengikut CIBAI ada di merata dunia. Dari Timur ke Barat, Utara ke Selatan. Di Malasyia sendiri mungkin hampir separuh pengundi (berdasarkan PRU 2008) adalah pengkikut CIBAI.
Jadi memandangkan TIBAI hanya dapat menari 3000 pendokong, tentulah TIBAI tak akan kemana-mana bila berhadapan dengan pengaruh CIBAI. Aku rasa pendokong-pendokong TIBAI pun tahu setakat mana kempen mereka boleh mempengaruhi rakyat marhaen. Penyokong CIBAI kebanyakkan adalah penyokong tegar yang tak mudah layu oleh sedikit goncangan. Impak TIBAI sagat minima selain riuh rendah sebelum pilihanraya semata mata sebab semua orang kuat TIBAI tak winnable belaka.
Suasana politik Malaysia dah semakin merapu...
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Kajilah satu satu sejarah mereka ini dari mula tentu sekali rekod mereka penuh calar balar kerana kerakusan nafsu dan ketamakkan dan skandal namun kerana kelicikkan mereka tindakan undang-undang tidak melekat kebadan mereka, malah inilah yang menjadi titik bengik yang ungkit oleh PAS selama ini, tetapi apabila mereka telah mantan, dimana ketika saat kematian semakin menghampiri dan mereka ketakutan kerana dosa -dosa mereka lalu mereka merasa perlu untuk membersihkan diri dengan menyertai PAS dan serta merta mereka diampunkan!....
Kini mereka dijulang dan di angkat dan dijulang sebagai piala kemenangan oleh PAS. Mudah sekali untuk membersihkan diri dan harta. Syukurlah....
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Money may have been funneled to UMNO officials through Hong Kong incorporated company
French investigating magistrates probing the US$1.2 billion sale of submarines to the Malaysian Defense Ministry are targeting, among other things, a Hong Kong-based company called Terasasi (Hong Kong) Ltd., whose principal officers are Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s close friend and the friend’s father.
Investigators believe that at least some of the €36 million funneled through Terasasi ended up in the pockets of Najib, who was Malaysia’s defense minister and deputy prime minister when the two Scorpene submarines were purchased from Thales International or Thint Asia. The state-owned defense giant DCN, later known as DCNS, and Thales established a joint company named Armaris to manufacture the submarines in 2002.
The two Armaris Scorpenes, named for the first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman*, and Najib’s father, Tun Abdul Razak, are on duty in Malaysian waters.
Abdul Razak Baginda, the former head of a Malaysian think tank who was at the center of a 2006 investigation into the death of Mongolian translator and party girl Altantuya Shaariibuu, is listed as one of the two directors of the company, which was previously incorporated on June 28, 2002 as Kinabalu Advisory and Support Services Ltd according to the Hong Kong Companies Registry. The other director is Abdul Malim Baginda, Baginda’s father.
The Terasasi offices are located on the 19th floor of an office at 3 Lockhart Road in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. There is no indication in Hong Kong government records of what Terasasi’s business is. It is only listed as a “local company.” However, French authorities say Terasasi apparently received regular payments from Thint Asia. One payment was for €360,000 accompanied with a handwritten note saying “Razak wants it to be paid quickly.”
The magistrates have documents that show that the money was funneled from Thint Asia to Terasasi -- €3 million of it when Terasasi was still domiciled in Malaysia, and €33 million after it was incorporated in Hong Kong. There is no indication at this point where the money went. French investigators, however, theorize that it was part of €146 million that may have been funneled to officials of the United Malays National Organization and Najib, who traveled with Abdul Razak Baginda several times to France as defense minister at the time the Malaysians purchased the submarines from DCNS.
On at least one trip in 2004, Altantuya, then Razak Baginda’s lover, accompanied him to France as a translator. He later jilted her, impelling her to come to Kuala Lumpur to demand US$500,000 from him. In a handwritten letter found after her death, she wrote that she was attempting to blackmail him, although she didn’t say why. Two of Najib’s bodyguards were convicted of shooting her in the head and blowing up her body with plastic explosives in September 2006, possibly to hide the fact that she was pregnant when she was killed.
Because her killing does not appear to be connected to the scandal, French investigators are not looking into the causes of her death or the reasons behind it.
Although Razak Baginda was charged with abetting her murder, he was released without having to put up a defense and fled to the UK, where he remains. Najib’s former bodyguards remain on death row in Malaysia. Their appeal against the death penalty has been delayed, presumably until after national elections expected in May or June this year.
It was previously revealed on the floor of the Dewan Rakyat, Malaysia’s parliament, that Perimekar received another €114 million as a commission on the sale of the vessels. Perimekar at the time was wholly owned by another company, KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd, which in turn was also controlled by Razak Baginda and Mazalinda. Perimekar is now 20 percent each owned by the military retirement system LTAT and Boustead Holdings.
Two years of police investigation at the behest of the Malaysian NGO Suaram into the sale of the submarines culminated recently with the appointment of investigating magistrates Roger Le Loire and Serge Tournaire at the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance, according to Agence France Press, which said the probe involves three contracts for the submarines which were signed on June 5, 2002.
According to the documents, the contracts had two components: the sale of two submarines built by Thint and the Spanish shipbuilding firm Izar, for €920 million; and the delivery of “logistical support” from Perimekar Bhd – the €114 million -- to train the first 200 Royal Malaysian Navy personnel although there is no indication that the company had the wherewithal to train them.
Under the bribery conventions of the 32-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the French defense contractors could be liable for criminal sanctions if it is proven that no real services were delivered by the companies. Under French law, violators are liable for up to 10 years in prison.
Joseph Breham, a lawyer with Solicitors International Human Rights Group which was engaged by Suaram, said in October last year that DCNS often budgeted as much as 8 to 12 percent of its total receipts as "commissions" to grease sales of armaments in third-world countries. Breham said Perimekar had received the commission for "supporting the contract," which he said was a euphemism for unexplained costs, and also for "housing the crew" of the submarines in France.
In France, before 2002, any money used to bribe foreign officials was tax deductible. When the former finance director of DCN made a claim for €31 million allegedly used to bribe the Malaysians for the purchase of the Scorpenes, Breham said, the Minister of Budget questioned such a large bribe, although he did eventually authorize the tax break.
The contracts cited by AFP included the €114 million one paid by the Malaysian government to Perimekar. The second, called “C5 contract of engineering business,” was concluded in August 2000 between DCNI, a subsidiary of DCN, and Thales International Asia worth some €30 million. The third was the “consulting agreement” signed in October 2000 between Thint Asia and Terasasi.
The French investigators are also studying one of the invoices issued by Terasasi in August 2004 for €359,450 sent to Thint Asia. For investigators, “it appears that… the amounts paid to Terasasi ultimately benefited Najib, the defense minister, or his adviser Razak Baginda.”
Olivier Metzner, a lawyer for Thales, told the French daily Le Parisien that “we have already demonstrated to investigators that there was no corruption in this case.” However, a confidential memorandum made available to Asia Sentinel and the Malaysian website Free Malaysia Today states that: “The beneficiaries of these funds are not difficult to imagine: the family clan and Razak Baginda relations. In addition, these funds will find their way to the dominant political party (Umno).”
*Correction: We inadvertently used the wrong picture of the Tunku Abdul Rahman. We thank our readers for pointing out the error.
John Berthelsen is the editor of Asia Sentinel (link-click here)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
'Massive Wealth Destruction' Is About to Hit Investors: Faber
Runaway government debts have triggered uncontrolled money printing that in turn will lead to inflation that will decimate portfolios, according to the latest forecast from "Dr. Doom" Marc Faber.
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Dr. Marc Faber
Efforts to stem the debt problems have seen the Federal Reserve expand its balance sheet to nearly $3 trillion and other central banks implement aggressive liquidity programs as well, which Faber sees producing devastating inflation as well as other consequences.
"Somewhere down the line we will have a massive wealth destruction that usually happens either through very high inflation or through social unrest or through war or credit market collapse," he said. "Maybe all of it will happen, but at different times."
Noted for his pessimistic forecasts and gold advocacy, Faber nonetheless lately has been telling investors that stocks are a good choice as central bank policies pump up asset prices.
He reiterated both his commitment to stocks and gold, but said investors also can find value in other hard assets, particularly in distressed properties in the U.S. South.
"In Georgia, in Arizona, in Florida their property values will not collapse much more and will stabilize, so I think to own some land and some property, not necessarily in the financial centers but in the secondary cities, these are desirable investments relatively speaking," Faber said.
As for stocks, Faber said Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's policies will be friendly toward equity investors, at least for now.
The stock market is in the middle of an aggressive bull run that has seen the major indexes rise more than 25 percent from their October lows.
"I think that people should own some gold and I think that people should own some equities, because before the collapse will happen, with Mr. Bernanke at the Fed, they're going to print money and print and print and print," he said. "So what you can get is a bad economy with rising equity prices."