Showing posts from February, 2018

Malaysia should be shy of Jho Low's yacht hijacked by Indonesia instead of by MACC

Tuan Ibrahim: Malaysia should be shy of Jho Low's yacht hijacked by Indonesia
PETALING JAYA: PAS said the Malaysian government should be embarrassed by the action of hijacking Indonesian luxury yachts owned by Low Taek Jho or Jho Low traders, among which the US Department of Justice (DoJ) listed as 1MDB's purchased assets. "The government should be embarrassed by the actions of various countries acting on the deceased fund," said Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. According to him, the action of the Indonesian government to seize the yacht named "Equanamity" worth RM1 billion should be praised for being in line with international rules. "Without legal action, the dignity of the nation and its leaders will continue to be polluted." Indonesia yesterday confiscated the yacht in Bali, in a multi-billion dollar bribe-related investigation linked to 1MDB funds, police said. Media Indonesia broadcasts a picture of Indonesian officials with a crew on the luxury yacht…

The Victims Of the Ghouta Siege MSM Doesn’t Want You To See

The Victims Of the Ghouta Siege MSM Doesn’t Want You To SeeTOPICS: FEBRUARY 27, 2018

As the Syrian government continues its operation to liberate East Ghouta from Western-backed terrorists, the Western media is revamping its Aleppo propaganda to fit the new location. Stories of the “brutal” Assad intentionally bombing civilians, dropping “barrel bombs,” using chemical weapons, and hospitals that will surely be the “last hospital in Ghouta” soon enough are legion in the corporate media. Of course, there has never been a shred of evidence to suggest that the Syrian military has ever intentionally targeted civilians during the course of this war, but that hasn’t stopped the Western media as facts and reality rarely do. MSM does not mention the fact that its “activist” sources are, in actuality, terrorists and that the “humanitarian workers” known as the White Helmets are nothing more than al-Nusra Front. MSM also doesn’t mention the daily assault on civilians …

Civil servants are not obliged to be 'loyal' or 'grateful'

Civil servants are not obliged to be 'loyal' or 'grateful'Published on 27 Feb 2018, 1:02 pm  |  Modified on 27 Feb 2018, 11:01 pm A+A- COMMENT | Loyalty and gratitude are two words very much in use by Umno leaders these days, especially when speaking to civil servants and government pensioners. There are currently approximately 1.6 million civil servants (including teachers, police and armed forces personnel) and 778,894 retirees on the government payroll. They represent a huge and critical voting block for Umno. Hence the need to both pander to them and cajole them into supporting Umno. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, for example, said in a speech that pensioners must not bite the hand that feeds them or be ungrateful to the government. After all, he noted, the government had allocated about RM20 billion a year for retirees. He also appeared to suggest that pensioners who support the government are “national assets” while those w…

Kuok mulls suit against Raja Petra for slander

Kuok mulls suit against Raja Petra for slanderBillionaire Robert Kuok is looking legal action against Malaysia Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin for publishing articles falsely asserting that he was trying to overthrow the present government in the next general election. – Facebook picture, February 26, 2018. MALAYSIAN tycoon Robert Kuok is looking into legal action against the Malaysia Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin for accusing him of trying to overthrow the Najib government in the next general election. The billionaire's office said in a statement today that the fugitive blogger had made false allegations against Kuok in three articles published in the blog between February 21 and 23. "Mr Robert Kuok takes these baseless allegations very seriously, and reserves the right to take all necessary steps against Malaysia Today and the author to address the false allegations contained in the scurrilous articles," his office said. Kuok made his fortune from importing sug…

Bernas (Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary) burdening padi farmers

Padi farmers bemoan vicious cycle of rising costs and debts
Padi farmers fear passing on to their sons farms laden with debt. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, February 25, 2018. PADI farmer Mohd Roshdi Yahya is struggling to provide for his family as declining harvests and higher operating costs eat into his income. And the 50-year old now fears passing on to his sons a padi field laden with debt. “About 90% of padi farmers are in debt,” said Roshdi of Kampung Dulang Kecil in Yan, a prime padi planting district in Kedah, the nation’s rice bowl state. “My father left his debts to me. It is not impossible that when I am no more, my debts will be passed on to my children,” said Roshdi, who is now part of a group helping padi farmers called Padi Rescue.  Mohd Roshdi Yahya says he inherited the debts his father incurred when got the padi farm. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, February 25, 2018. He is among the 300,000 farmers in Kedah that Padi Rescue claims ar…

Najib: Robert Kuok and Jho Low and RPK

Najib: Gov't gave Robert Kuok key to become sugar king Published on24 Feb 2018, 10:01 pm |  Modified on24 Feb 2018, 10:45 pm image: PRINTA+A- Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok would not have become as successful as he is if it were not for the government, says Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. He said whether someone is a rich man or a regular citizen, all needed a key in order to achieve a better future. "If we look at the list of names of the richest people in Malaysia, such as Robert Kuok, who gave him the key to have a monopoly on rice and sugar? It was given to him by the ruling government," Najib told a crowd in Serdang today. "Yes, he has anentrepreneurial drive, is hardworking, industrious and disciplined – but that is not enough. Everyone still needs the key and they are hopeful that government policies are key to creating these opportunities," he added. Kuok's monopoly over the sugar…