Thursday, 31 March 2016

Defying bearish predictions, the RM jumps the most since 1973

Some good news among the bad, from MY Stock 118:


Malaysia’s oil exports have turned the ringgit into Asia’s best-performing currency even as analysts say it’s the least attractive.

Forecasters are predicting the ringgit will weaken 8.4 percent this year for the biggest drop in the region, and some of them even see it falling beyond a 17-year low reached in September. The bearish calls peaked around the end of January, when Swiss investigators said a probe into state-owned 1Malaysia Development Bhd. revealed about $4 billion may have gone missing.

The ringgit has confounded those calls by surging 9.7 percent this quarter, the most in 43 years. 

Oil’s gains have been a big part of that — crude accounts for 22 percent of Malaysian government revenue and the nation is Asia’s only major net exporter — along with tax increases and spending cuts. Now 1MDB is adding to the upswing, with the state-investment fund agreeing to sell energy assets and pledging to repay 6 billion ringgit ($1.5 billion) of debt in the coming weeks.

“The ringgit is going to be one of the outperformers in the region in 2016,” said Divya Devesh, the Singapore-based foreign-exchange strategist for Asia at Standard Chartered Plc. “We are looking for a good rebound in oil prices. The market is still short ringgit so we might see continued covering of positions, which should also be supportive.”

As the Federal Reserve’s willingness to be gradual in raising interest rates drove emerging-market currencies toward their best month in 18 years, the ringgit came to the fore, reaching the highest in almost eight months of 3.9100 per dollar on Thursday.

Expect ProNajibs to go to town with the news. 

Anyway hope the surge is long lasting and not just a ripple in the pond.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Rumpun bangsa Melayu luas rupanya

Rumpun Bangsa Melayu ini bukan sahja di Nusantara (Indonesia dan Malaysia) malah merangkumi kawasan dari kepulauan Hawaii, Taiwan, New Zealand, Filipina, Indonesia sampai ke Madagascar rupanya.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Tun Mahathir and 2 others, sues Najib over alleged interference in 1MDB, RM2.6b probes

When Najib thot everything seems to be going as planned, Dr. M came up with something that will heat things up a little bit, from the Malay Mail Online:

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today sued Datuk Seri Najib Razak for alleged interference in government investigations on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the RM2.6 billion political donation.

In the lawsuit filed against Najib for alleged misuse of power and breach of duty, Dr Mahathir claimed that the prime minister had taken steps to impede investigations on the two controversies.

“This suit is with regard to the tort of misfeasance in public office and tort of breach of fiduciaries in public office committed by Najib Razak in furtherance of his corrupt practise of carrying out various steps that were actively and deliberately taken in bad faith and with mala fide to obstruct, interfere, impede and derail the various investigations and inquiries which were being conducted by various legal enforcement agencies and statutory bodies pertaining to the allegation of the above,” his lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said in a statement today.

This is the first lawsuit against Najib by Dr Mahathir, Malaysia’s longest serving former prime minister who has been leading a campaign calling for the former’s removal over alleged financial irregularities.

Haniff, who filed the suit on behalf of Dr Mahathir and two other former Umno members, said his clients felt that they had to seek the court’s help to “reverse the destruction of the rule of law and the sanctity of the provision of our Federal Constitution”.

He said his clients are expected to give a press conference regarding the lawsuit soon.

The two others who filed the lawsuit at the Kuala Lumpur High Court are Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Anina Saadudin, two former Umno members who earlier this month signed the “Citizens’ Declaration” along with Dr Mahathir and 42 others to seek Najib’s resignation as the prime minister.

In the trio’s statement of claim sighted by Malay Mail Online, the three plaintiffs in the suit claimed that Najib had attempted to avoid negative repercussions from the investigations.

They also said that the prime minister has no constitutional and legal power to use his public office for personal gain.

They are seeking for the court to declare that Najib has committed the alleged tort by using his official positions as prime minister, Barisan Nasional chairman and Umno president to interfere with the investigations, as well as to “unjustly punish” them for exercising their rights and duties as citizens to question and demand answers on 1MDB, the RM2.6 billion donation and a RM42 million sum involving former 1MDB unit SRC International.

They also want the court to order Najib to pay exemplary damages of RM2.6 billion and aggravated damages of RM42 million to the government of Malaysia, although they said the exact sum will be left to the court to assess.

On January 26, Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali cleared Najib of criminal wrongdoing in the corruption probes on former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd, and the transfer of an alleged RM2.6 billion donation into the prime minister’s private accounts.

Among other things, Apandi said evidence showed that a US$681 million (RM2.08 billion) sum was a personal donation from the Saudi royal family to Najib without any consideration, with the unutilised portion of US$620 million (RM2.03 billion) later returned.

Apandi had also said there was no evidence to show that Najib had any knowledge of or had given any approval for the transfer of funds from SRC International’s accounts into his accounts.

Read more in the Malay Mail Online here.


A term used in Tort Law to describe an act that is legal but performed improperly.

Generally, a civil defendant will be liable for misfeasance if the defendant owed a duty of care toward the plaintiff, the defendant breached that duty of care by improperly performing a legal act, and the improper performance resulted in harm to the plaintiff.

For example, assume that a janitor is cleaning a restroom in a restaurant. If he leaves the floor wet, he or his employercould be liable for any injuries resulting from the wet floor. This is because the janitor owed a duty of care toward users ofthe restroom, and he breached that duty by leaving the floor wet.

In theory, misfeasance is distinct from Nonfeasance. Nonfeasance is a term that describes a failure to act that results inharm to another party. Misfeasance, by contrast, describes some affirmative act that, though legal, causes harm. Inpractice, the distinction is confusing and uninstructive. Courts often have difficulty determining whether harm resulted from afailure to act or from an act that was improperly performed.

To illustrate, consider the example of the wet bathroom floor. One court could call a resulting injury the product ofmisfeasance by focusing on the wetness of the floor. The washing of the floor was legal, but the act of leaving the floor wetwas improper. Another court could call a resulting injury the product of nonfeasance by focusing on the janitor's failure to post a warning sign.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Is the RM100million graft only the tip of the iceberg? Perhaps call for RCI to institute reforms?

I am sure I am not alone in being horrified to learn about the RM100 million graft probe at Kementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS):

RM100 million is a big sum of money, and cannot be hidden forever. The fact that it was only discovered by SPRM after more than six years or so of ongoing activity and despite checks by the Government Auditors, which only showed that there is a huge loophole in the procurement system that could and would be abused by crooked Civil Servants and Public Officials. 

Yes, this is  only KBS what about other Ministries with bigger budgets like defence, education, Health, Works etc. and even the PMO?

Tis not the time for pointing  fingers and placing the blame on anybody. I think this is the time for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to be called to investigate the weaknesses of the Government Procurement System and give recommendations to reform and tighten the system. Everything must be shaken top to down. The intention and ability to commit corruption must be seriously narrowed or stopped altogether.

I think the penalty for corruption is outdated and should be upgraded especially if it involves public officials and civil servants, if it involved more than RM5 Million than a mandatory sentence of 20 years should be imposed.

Thank You.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Dr.Mahathir wants national referendum on Najib and himself

In Dr Mahathir's latest post:

...the Grand Old Statesman asked for:

9. What really would convince people would be a national referendum or poll in which every voter in the country can express his support of Najib. Perhaps it would also be useful to show how Dr Mahathir (that’s me) is wrong in exposing his financial scandals.

I do not think any sort of referundum called by Dr. Mahathir would be entertained by the Najib Government. We all have to wait for the next General Election (PRU14) in 2018 or earlier to cast our votes. But I did me a poll on twitter to test the marketlah so to speak:

Press Release | Malaysian Bar Seeks Judicial Review of the Exercise of the Attorney General’s Powers under Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution

Press Release | Malaysian Bar Seeks Judicial Review of the Exercise of the Attorney General’s Powers under Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 02:57pm

The Malaysian Bar has commenced legal action in the High Court to seek judicial review of the decisions of the Attorney General of 26 January 2016, made under Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution, that no criminal offence has been committed by the Prime Minister in respect of the three investigation papers submitted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”). 
The investigation papers are reportedly in relation to the transfers of the “MYR2.6 billion donation” and funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd into the personal bank accounts of the Prime Minister.  The Attorney General has also instructed the MACC to close the three investigation papers.[1] 

The Malaysian Bar is of the view that the discretionary prosecutorial powers conferred on the Attorney General by Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution are not absolute or unfettered, and the exercise of these powers can be challenged in a judicial review action.  The scope and ambit of the discretionary prosecutorial powers, and whether these powers were exercised in accordance to law on the facts of any given case, should be determined by the courts.

This matter is of critical public interest.  

There should be no usurpation of the judicial powers of the courts, as it is for the courts — and not the Attorney General — to decide on the innocence or guilt of a suspect in respect of any alleged crime.  

The independence of the MACC, in discharging its statutory duties under the MACC Act 2009 as an investigative and enforcement agency, must be protected, and any impediment to the performance of these duties must be prevented.  

This matter involves serious allegations of financial impropriety, including allegations of loss of public funds, and has dire implications on the administration of justice.  

It must therefore be resolved in a manner consistent with the principles of the rule of law.

In the Malaysian Bar’s judicial review application, the relief the Bar seeks includes the following orders:

(1) To set aside the Attorney General’s decisions of 26 January 2016 exonerating the Prime Minister and instructing the MACC to close its three investigation papers;

(2) To disqualify the Attorney General from making any further decision as regards matters covered by the MACC’s three investigation papers, as he is reported to have advised the Prime Minister on matters relating to these investigation papers;[2] 

(3) Upon the said disqualification, for orders that would:

(a) enable the Solicitor General to exercise the functions of the Attorney General in relation to the request by the MACC — under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2002 — for the MACC to complete its investigations in respect of the “MYR2.6 billion donation”; and

(b) enable the Solicitor General to reconsider the recommendations made by the MACC in the three investigation papers, in deciding whether to exercise the discretionary prosecutorial powers under Article 145(3); and

(4) To enable the MACC to continue with its investigations into the matters covered by the three investigation papers, without any obstruction or interference.

The Malaysian Bar has filed this judicial review action in furtherance of its statutory duty to uphold the cause of justice without regard to its own interests or that of its Members, uninfluenced by fear or favour, and also pursuant to the resolutions adopted by the Malaysian Bar at its Extraordinary General Meeting held on 12 September 2015.

Steven Thiru
Malaysian Bar

15 March 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016

Deklarasi Rakyat - Who is Using Who?

From TheHeatMalaysia, something very sensible written by Adrian Lim:

By Adrian Lim Chee En
Mar 12, 2016 8:00 PM

The hullaballoo over the recently signed Citizens’ Declaration to remove Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak by former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, opposition leaders, Umno rebels and civil society leaders has more or less cooled down.

However, as Mahathir gets removed from his position in Petronas as adviser, obviously due to the move against Najib, it seems there are many in the ruling government still sore over the declaration.

To those who think Mahathir and the Opposition have joined hands over everything, think again. Here are six things you should know about Mahathir, the Opposition and the declaration.

1. The only clear-cut common agenda is to remove Najib as the prime minister. Nothing else.

The NGOs want Najib removed coupled with institutional reforms. 

Pakatan Harapan wants Najib removed, wants to win federal power, wants Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim freed, 

while Mahathir wants just wants Najib removed.

The only clear-cut common ground they all share is removing Najib. What happens after that differs.

In fact, removing Najib has been part of the struggle of NGOs and Opposition leaders all these while. Thus, it is wrong to say that the NGOs and Opposition have sold their souls to please Mahathir.

2. The declaration is not supported by Pakatan Harapan.

This was declared by the Chief Secretariat of Pakatan Harapan on Thursday. The Citizens’ Declaration is not supported by Pakatan Harapan, but in the representatives’ individual capacity.

3. Mahathir is using the Opposition.

This is true, but don’t forget Pakatan Harapan leaders are also using Mahathir to their advantage.

Pakatan Harapan leaders, who were once alienated by fence sitters, rural voters and traditional Umno supporters, now find common ground with these voters.

4. Mahathir will dump the Opposition once he gets what he wants.

This, at the end of the day, depends on how you play the game. When you start with the mindset of being a tool for Mahathir, then the only question left for you is “when will he get what he wants and dump us?”

So, start with “let’s make use of the opportunity and break Umno from within”. Consider yourself having a platform to reach out to non-Opposition supporters.

Whether you like it or not, “Tun M cakap Najib perlu disingkir” sells better than “Pembangkang mahu Najib disingkir”.

5. Dr M needs the Opposition more than the Opposition needs Dr M.

This alike the previous one, it all depends on the starting point. If you have the mindset of needing Mahathir, then you will forever be trapped in the mindset that he is superior.

He is struggling to remain relevant with the possibility of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir being sacked. In order to possess a threat to Najib, he needs to team up with a stronger force to show he is needed by Umno.

Opposition leaders and supporters should start by acknowledging how valuable they are to Mahathir. Make the most out of his desperation.

6. Look at the bigger picture.

Anwar was the most famous political detainee under Mahathir’s iron-fist rule. Malaysians are aware of what Mahathir did to him and his family. Yet, he was willing to put aside his personal feelings for a greater good — removing Najib.

Lim Kit Siang, Hishamuddin Rais and Tian Chua were all political detainees under the draconian ISA during Mahathir’s administration. Yet, they too were willing to put aside their personal feelings for a greater good.

This is akin to you and me wanting to go to 1 Utama Megamall for different reasons, but we decided to take the same taxi.

Nobody forced you to do the same thing as me in 1Utama, neither did anyone force me to do the same thing as you in 1Utama. But we still can take the same taxi and it will reduce cost.

Not everyone has forgiven Mahathir, but that is beside the point. The declaration is not about forgiving or forgetting Mahathir’s sins, but merely to do something they all have in common.

People tend to forget, it is not about the people standing there, it is about a collective voice from people with clout against corrupted powers.

No one has forgotten what Mahathir did. He will still be called to account for that.

Ok now lets read the Deklarasi Rakyat again, sign it if you agree, Thank You.:

So long TMI

Published: 14 March 2016 11:58 AM
Goodbye readers from near and far, and those reading us in Malaysia despite the government block.

The Edge Media Group has decided to shut down The Malaysian Insider from midnight today, for commercial reasons. Perhaps it is fitting that we go offline at the start of the Ides of March.

I hope we have served you well since our first day of going live on February 25, 2008. And I hope others will continue to serve you in our absence.

We worked as impartial journalists to inform Malaysians and other readers so that they make informed decisions. We worked to make all voices heard in this marketplace of ideas.
But our work in The Malaysian Insider has now come to an end in a Malaysia that more than ever requires more clarity, transparency and information.

All said and done, I want to thank everyone of you in Malaysia, around the world, and those who have been with The Malaysian Insider from day one until now for your support, well wishes and criticism during these fantastic eight years and 18 days of The Malaysian Insider.

I won’t put down my pen, I won’t lay down my camera, I won’t shut up and I won’t be blinkered or turn a deaf ear to what goes on in Malaysia and the world. And I urge all of you to do the same.

And I shall always be the biggest fan of this news portal called The Malaysian Insider.


The Editor

* Jahabar Sadiq runs The Malaysian Insider until tonight.

I wonder if the date 15th March has any significance or not?

Monday, 7 March 2016

Selamatkan Malaysia - Save Malaysia

Lets hear it straight from Dr Mahathir:

If you want to sign the Deklarasi Rakyat, please go to this link:

Thank You.

A picture does paint a thousand words

Some things you thought would never Lim Kit Siang sitting at the same table with Dr. Mahathir signing the same cause. So on 4th March 2016 this actually happened:

What they declared together shall echo to eternity.

Kamu sudah? Have you?

Subjek: Selamatkan Malaysia / Save Malaysia

Orang Malaysia yang ingin memberi sokongan kepada Deklarasi Rakyat, boleh berbuat demikian di link saperti berikut:

Malaysian citizens who wish to express their support for the Citizens' Declaration may do so at the link below:

Terima Kasih.

Thank You.

Read also:

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

There is hope for this great nation of ours

There's another new kid in town......

The press statement copy pasted from JMD's blog:

There is still hope for all of us when the young ones have the thinking abilities far better than the current crop of ministers and politicians in this country..


CHALLENGER – Change Led by the Young Generation

Who does this group represent?Youth leaders from all walks of life. These are former and current elected Youth leaders, National Award Winners & Civil Society Leaders. Some are pro government, some are pro opposition, while some are undecided. However, we are united win sending a strong message of rejection towards the current administration.

We, The Youth Leaders of Malaysia,
have lost faith in Datuk Seri Najib and his allies, as their actions have jeopardised and will sacrifice the future of Malaysia.

Our love for Malaysia is unparalleled. It is therefore our duty to speak up against those who seek to wreck our beloved country apart. We, the generation that will inherit the leadership of this country, we have an obligation to save the future from the present.

We reject DS Najib and his allies for the following reason;

Gross mishandling of the 1MDB Crisis

This crisis transcends other cases of corruption as it involves a consistent assault upon Malaysia’s pillars of governance.

We have lost faith in the Najib Razak Administration’s ability to handle the 1MDB crisis in an independent and unbiased manner. The investigation on this crisis has been compromised due to external interference and intimidation. The MACC has had their officers arbitrarily transferred out during the course of the investigation. The former Attorney general unexpectedly replaced. The Bank Negara report ignored. The MACC recommendation sidelined. Top members of the Special branch removed or reassigned. Former members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) being promoted in the midst of the crisis.

The media has not been left out from this assault. The Edge, Sarawak Report, Medium and recently, The Malaysian Insider have all been suspended due to their critical reporting on 1MDB and the Prime Minister’s alleged corruption scandal.

We have also seen laws being abused in the name of “National Security”. The unjust application of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act to detain Datuk Seri Khairuddin and Matthias Chang is reprehensible. We regret the arbitrary travel ban placed on YB Rafizi Ramli & YB Tony Pua. We also regret the intimidation tactics used against our youth activists like Fahmi Reza.

It is also disconcerting to see government officials being punished for speaking up on this issue. Tan Sri Muhyiddin, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and many more have been punished for speaking up. This signals a worrying trend to silence dissenters in an attempt to conceal the truth from coming out.

Our beloved country’s name has been smeared across the world due to this crisis. Hong Kong, Sweden, Singapore, The United Kingdom and The United States have all commenced investigation on this matter. This has also been covered by news giants like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Aljazeera and many more. The shame which it brings to our beloved country will take years to repair.

These continuous assaults will leave an everlasting wound to the future of Malaysia. The Future which the youth of today will inherit from the present.

We will no longer silence ourselves while our future is robbed from us.

Syed Saddiq Bin Syed Abdul Rahman (Recipient of the National Perdana Belia Award & Youth Merdeka Award)


Challenger – Gerakan Perubahan oleh Generasi Muda

Kami, Pemimpin-Pemimpin Anak Muda Malaysia, telah hilang kepercayaan terhadap Datuk Seri Najib dan sekutunya, kerana tindakan mereka telah menjejaskan dan akan mengorbankan masa depan Malaysia.

Kecintaan kami terhadap Malaysia sukar ditandingi. Oleh yang demikian, adalah menjadi tanggungjawab kami untuk bersuara terhadap mereka yang menghancurkan negara tercinta ini. Sebagai generasi yang akan mewarisi kepimpinan negara akan datang, adalah menjadi kewajipan kami untuk menyelamatkan masa depan dari sekarang. Kami menolak DS Najib dan sekutunya atas sebab musabab berikut;

Salah Tadbir Urus Yang Ketara Dalam Krisis 1MDB

Krisis ini melampaui kes-kes rasuah yang lain kerana ia melibatkan serangan yang konsisten terhadap rukun tadbir Malaysia.

Kami telah hilang keyakinan terhadap keupayaan pentadbiran Najib Razak untuk mengendali krisis 1MDB secara bebas dan tidak berat sebelah. Siasatan terhadap krisis ini telah terjejas akibat daripada gangguan luaran dan ugutan. Pegawai-pegawai SPRM umpamanya telah dipindahkan sewenang-wenangnya semasa siasatan dijalankan. Bekas Peguam Negara telah diganti secara tiba-tiba. Laporan Bank Negara turut tidak dipeduli. Syor daripada SPRM diketepikan. Pegawai Tertinggi Cawangan Khas disingkir dan dilantik semula. Bekas anggota Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara (PAC) tiba-tiba telah dilantik ke jawatan baharu di pertengahan siasatan krisis.

Media juga telah digantung dari serangan ini. The Edge. Sarawak Report, Medium dan terbaru, Malaysian Insider telah digantung kerana laporan yang begitu kritikal terhadap 1MDB dan tuduhan skandal rasuah terhadap Perdana Menteri.

Kami juga telah melihat undang-undang telah disalahguna atas nama “Keselamatan Negara”. Ketidakadilan permohonan Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan (Langkah-Langkah Khas) yang menahan Datuk Seri Khairuddin dan Matthias Chang adalah satu tindakan yang amat tercela sekali.

Kami juga tidak bersetuju dengan sekatan meninggalkan negara ke atas YB Rafidzi Ramli dan YB Tony Pua yang tidak berasas. Kami juga menentang taktik ugutan yang digunakan terhadap aktivis muda seperti Fahmi Reza.

Turut membimbangkan apabila pegawai-pegawai kerajaan dihukum kerana menyuarakan pendapat mereka berkenaan isu ini. Tan Sri Muhyiddin, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal dan ramai lagi telah dihukum kerana bersuara lantang. Budaya menutup mulut ahli-ahli yang berlainan pendapat untuk menutup kebenaran merupakan satu trend yang membimbangkan.

Nama baik negara kita telah tercemar di seantero dunia berikutan krisis ini. Hong Kong, Sweden, Singapore, United Kingdom dan United States juga telah menjalankan siasatan ke atas kes ini. Krisis ini juga mendapat perhatian media-media luar seperti The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Aljazeera dan banyak lagi. Maruah Malaysia yang tercalar ini akan mengambil masa bertahun-tahun untuk dipulihkan.

Serangan berterusan ini akan meningglkan kesan pada masa depan Malaysia. Masa depan yang akan diwarisi oleh golongan muda zaman kini.
Kami tidak lagi ingin berdiam diri apabila masa depan kami diragut.

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

Disokong oleh,
Endorsed by-

1. Syed saddiq Syed abdul rahman(Recipient of the Anugerah Perdana Belia Negara, The Youth Merdeka Award & a three-time Best Debater of Asia)

2. Abdul Hannaan Khairy (YDP MPP UTHM 2014/2015)

3.Abdul Naem Suhaimi (YDP MPP UMP 2012/2013)

4. Qamarudin Mohd Fauzi (SUA MPP UMP 2014/15)

5. Muhammad Zulhelmi Muktar (YDP MPP UMT 2014/15)

6. Muhamad Zulfiqar Bin Mustapa (YDP MPP UPNM 2013/2014)

7.Muhammad Khairudden Bin Sulaiman (YDP MPP UniMAP 2012/2013)

8. Affendy Mohd Saleh (YDP MPP 2013/14)

9. Muhammad Nas Akmal Merican Bin Md Zainuddin (YDP MPP UniKL BMI 2013/2014)

10. Mohd Fahim bin Mohd Farid (Wakil MPP Politeknik Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar Kebangsaan 2013/2014)

11. Muhammad Farouq Bin Abdul Patah (PRESIDENT, Student Representative Council 2014/2015
SEGi University)

12. Fadhli Umar (Law Society President, IIUM 2014/2015)

13. James Chai (Co-Founder & President of Malaysian Progressives in the UK (MPUK))

14. Mukhzani Alia (Co-Founder & Deputy President of MPUK)

15. Ameera Natasha Moore (Chair of Asian BP Council & Recipient of The Youth Merdeka Award)

16. Muhammad Bin Ahmad Zahid (Recipient of The National ‘Tokoh Maulidul Rasul’ Award)

17. Hafidzi Razali (Advisor, Youth Advisory Council, World Federations of UN Associations)

18. Amshar Aziz ( Former VP of Australasia Debate Council)

19. Mohd Ridhwan Bin Haji Othman (President of Persatuan Pemuda Puteri Malaya Bersatu-PERIMAU)

20. Ishvinder Singh A/L Manmohan Singh (Perdana Fellow)

21. Norsyamimie A Rahman (Co-Founder and media manager of KMU Malaysia)

22. Ahmad Mustaqim bin Amiruddin (PT Foundation Advocate)

23. Numan Afifi (DAP SY Subang Publicity Secretary/ Naib Juara Sejarawan Muda RTM)

24. Ahmad Salami Zakuan (Aktivis Mahasiswa/Freelance Writer)

25. Azzan Aznan Bin Abdul Rahim (Student Activist)

Good luck young men and guys will need doses of it in the coming months and years. 

God Bless....InsyaAllah.

Jangan Ketawa lah

Those were the days my friends we thot it would never end......

For the rest of the episodes of this very hillarious Malaysian TV show in You Tube lah.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Sue WSJ if USD1 Billion not taken from 1MDB, says Dr M

Selagi PM Najib tak saman WSJ, banyak lah lagi cerita karut yang menghina negara dan menjatuhkan martabat kita akan dibuat WSJ.

The Wall Street Journal continued with its expose of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bank accounts, reporting today that the prime minister received more than US$1 billion – hundreds of millions more than previously identified.

The US-based business daily said its sources said global investigators believe much of it originated with a state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

The WSJ began its expose of Najib’s personal bank accounts last July but has yet to be sued by the prime minister, who has denied all allegations.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said in January there was insufficient proof to charge Najib with any wrongdoing over the US$681 million found in his bank accounts.

But WSJ said the investigators’ belief contradicted the A-G’s conclusion.

The A-G had said that US$681 million deposited to Najib’s account was a legal donation from a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and most was returned.

Apandi said there was nothing improper and it was time to stop scrutinising the deposits, a notion echoed by Najib.

But today, WSJ also reported that investigators in two other unidentified countries, agreed that most of the US$681 million was ultimately returned as announced by the A-G.

Yet, it said the investigators believe the money originated from 1MDB, which has consistently denied allegations that its funds were used for other purposes than investments.

The WSJ said investigators believe the money moved through a complex web of transactions in several countries and with the help of two former officials of Abu Dhabi, a Persian Gulf emirate with which 1MDB has deep ties.

“The investigators are focusing on an entity they believe was a crucial conduit: a firm with a name almost identical to that of a state-owned Abu Dhabi company called Aabar Investments PJS,” WSJ said.

In its filings, 1MDB reported paying more than US$1 billion to Aabar – not specifying a full name.

Rather than going to the state-owned Abu Dhabi company, investigators believe the money flowed to the similarly named firm, which was registered in the British Virgin Islands, and US$681 million made its way circuitously from there to Najib’s account, the newspaper said.

1MDB was set up in 2009 as a strategic investor but was the focus of several investigations last year when it racked up a debt of RM45 billion.

Probes began in Malaysia, the United States, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, according to the WSJ.

The WSJ reported last year that some of the funds went towards projects which helped Najib’s ruling Barisan Nasional retain power in a close 2013 general election. – March 1, 2016.

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A good time to bring change?

“The fundamental principles of governance such as accountability and transparency have been turned upside down. Never in the history of our country has so much damage been wrought by so few. I call upon all Malaysians regardless of political affiliation, race, creed or religion to come together for the time is indeed ripe for all of us concerned citizens to seize the moment and bring about real and effective change.” 
DS Azmin Ali MB Selangor

Dr. M and his wife Siti Hasmah have left UMNO, this could be probably their last time leaving Umno I think, semuga mereka berdua panjang umur dan sehat selalu.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's resignation from Umno will have far-reaching impact on Malaysian politics, and the rakyat must seize this moment to bring about change, says PKR, a party formed to topple the former prime minister when he was in power.

Its deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said Dr Mahathir's “drastic and courageous” move, who was instrumental in bringing Umno to the pinnacle of power and success, would have ramifications with long-term impact on the Malaysian political landscape.

“We are witnessing a sea change in Malaysian politics. The old walls of division built upon years of politicking are finally collapsing.

“The announcement today by Dr Mahathir means that he has finally turned his back on his party.

“The ramifications of such a drastic but courageous move are yet to be fully understood. Nevertheless, there is no doubt they will be far-reaching and will have long term impact on our political landscape,” he said in a statement.

PKR was formed with the sole purpose of toppling Dr Mahathir after he sacked former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim back in 1999.

Dr Mahathir announced his resignation from Umno this afternoon, saying that the party was no longer the Umno he knew as it was now dedicated to keeping current president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in power.

Dr Mahathir, who was prime minister and Umno president for 22 years until his retirement in 2003, has since last year been criticising Najib over state-owned investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad and the RM2.6 billion donation from the Middle East.

This was the second time he has quit Umno, the first time in May 2008, over unhappiness with Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the then prime minister who led Barisan Nasional to dismal results in the general election that year.

After quitting, Dr Mahathir said he agreed with opposition parties PKR, Parti Amanah Negara and DAP on the need to remove Najib as prime minister and would set up a core group to achieve this objective.

Azmin, who is also Selangor menteri besar, said Malaysians from all backgrounds, who were paying a heavy price for the alleged crimes of corruption and power abuse of the administration, should now take the opportunity to bring change.

“All the institutions of our constitutional democracy have been violated to an unprecedented level and the mother of all financial scandals have broken loose with the perpetrators going about with absolute impunity.

“The fundamental principles of governance such as accountability and transparency have been turned upside down. Never in the history of our country has so much damage been wrought by so few.

“I call upon all Malaysians regardless of political affiliation, race, creed or religion to come together for the time is indeed ripe for all of us concerned citizens to seize the moment and bring about real and effective change.”
he said. – February 29, 2016.