The wife of Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik described Malaysia as a rotten and scary country following the alleged shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.
Yuki Tan shared the link of the story from Malaysiakini with her comment stated that Malaysia was a scary country.
Then she posted another message saying that “What kind of rotten country is this!!!”
Netizens had been attacking her for her insensitive postings forcing her to take down her post.
Later, she apologised on her Facebook with her message “I would like to apologize over my personal statement describing Malaysia following the unfortunate incident of MH17. It is not my intention to hurt the feeling of a lot of Malaysians… Sorry! Let’s pray for MH17!”
Source: The Mole
Pakatan Rakyat’s bid to topple Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will bring more harm than good to the coalition, an analyst says.
Universiti Sains Malaysia’s political analyst Dr Ahmad Atory Husain said the people may begin doubting Pakatan’s leadership promise as the coalition once promoted Khalid as the best choice for Mentri Besar during 13th General Elections campaign.
Speaking to The Mole recently, Dr Ahmad said: “If you remember, the same people who called for Khalid’s removal are the same ones who sang praises on him in the last GE, even willing to convince the people in Selangor to vote Pakatan to have Khalid as the Mentri Besar.”
“Now, the people in Selangor are not stupid. They can see what is going on. Do you think they will accept and trust whatever their leaders will say after all this? I doubt so,” he added.
He also believed that the intensive bid to remove Khalid is done by hidden hands within the coalition who wanted to take over the Selangor Government’s top post.
“I think these hidden hands behind this bid to remove Khalid do not realise they are back pedalling on their own words.”
Pointed out that Khalid was heavily criticised by his own Pakatan colleagues over various issues including his handling of the Selangor water crisis and the proposed Kidex highway, Dr Ahmad Atory believed all of the issues were excuses to justify Pakatan’s efforts to remove the Mentri Besar. Continue reading
When Lim Guan Eng claimed that it was useless to meet with MCA president Liow Tiong Lai, who is the newly-appointed Transport Minister, on the construction of a new runway for the Penang International Airport, he should first ask himself why he is a failed chief minister and what use does he have to Penang?
Since Lim took over Penang, his rhetoric has always been better than what he is capable of. In the beginning, the people gave him time to perform, as they wanted to see how he could make more money, but the opposite happened instead as Penang’s foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped lower and lower as each year goes by.
According to statistics from the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida), the FDI in Penang has been decreasing since 2010 to 2013 by as much as 82 percent, dropping from RM10.45 billion in 2010 to RM1.79 billion in 2013.
During November 2013 to April this year, Lim and his executive councillors had even gone overseas as much as 20 times, claiming that they intended to attract foreign investments. They had spent RM610,1051.47 in total for all their overseas trips, yet they still failed to boost the state’s foreign investment. Continue reading
Source: Just Read!
Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in Penang fell sharply in the past four years, from RM10.451 billion in 2010 to RM1.794 billion last year.
That was almost a 900 per cent drop.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng must explain; or at least clarify on the matter. There’s nothing to hide if there are truth to allegations that the Pakatan Rakyat-led government had done little to woo foreign investors to Penang.
GEORGE TOWN: Barisan Nasional today challenged Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to show courage by admitting that foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Penang had fallen sharply in the past four years.
Addressing a press conference at the Gerakan office here, Penang BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow said the FDIs had dropped from RM10.451 billion in 2010 to RM1.794 billion last year.
He contrasted Lim’s alleged tendency to hide the truth with what he said was the transparent attitude of Gerakan’s Koh Tsu Koon, who was Penang’s chief minister when BN was in power.
He said Koh used to readily disclose FDI figures every year but Lim, in an attempt to paint an impressive picture, had totalled up the 2010-to-2013 figures to show RM20.517 billion.
Source: Just Read!
As an Opposition Leader, Anwar has been accusing the government of practicing nepotism and cronysim.
However, he has forgotten his ‘wonderful era’ as deputy prime minister and finance minister, before the Cabinet decided to sack him about 15 years ago.
Those with him in the Cabinet knew what he did back then. Many of his friends (and ex-friends) too, especially those who had flourished from his position. I think some people have the story but only a few would come forward.
One of them is former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin:
Tun Daim Zainuddin, the predecessor of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Finance Ministry, said Anwar’s policies during his helm, which included giving away company shares, was the catalyst for the Malays’ lacklustre business performance.
According to an interview by Berita Harian he said Anwar had enriched his allies when he was Finance Minister by giving them shares in companies.
“This led them to think that it was easy to be rich and there was no need to be involved in business.
“If you supported him (Finance Minister), you got shares, then you sold them and became rich.
“This is partly why many Malays are no longer business-savvy. The mentality has stuck since then.”
Penang Umno liason chief Zainal Abidin Osman has questioned if PKR is trying to get rid of Malay leaders within the party.
He raised the query, noting that some PKR Malay leaders had lost their division chief positions against non-Malays.
He particularly cited the divisions of Tanjung and Bayan Baru where state executive councillor Abdul Malik Kassim and Deputy Chief Minister I Rashid Hasnon (left) lost to former Penang Municipal Councillor Ng Chek Siang and Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin respectively.
“The failure of Malay leaders to retain or win the post of division chiefs in several places in Penang raises the question if there’s is a process in the party to get rid of them,” Zainal alleged.
In an immediate response, state PKR chief Mansor Othman said in every poll there were winners and losers, and such results were to be expected.
“Saying there is a process to get rid of Malay leaders in PKR is a wild accusation – there seems to be an intention by Umno to incite racial tension,” he said.
“I sense a feeling of jealousy and envy in Umno leaders for being left out, or for not being able to enjoy such democracy within their party,” he added. Continue reading
Press Statement by MCA Deputy President Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong on DAP and hudud
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang and son Guan Eng subserviently aided PAS in cheating the non-Muslim community to open a path for PAS to implement PAS hudud law. When the Lims see MCA’s effort in stopping hudud, they have ferociously attacked us as if they are too afraid that we will spoil their political master’s plan.
Lim Guan Eng blamed us for not saying “no” to Umno in objecting hudud’s implementation and attempted to portray MCA as a Party which is subservient to Umno. But we want to tell DAP that MCA and Umno have been working together in the Barisan Nasional for more than 50 years and Umno has never talked about implementing hudud.
Look at Pakatan Rakyat (PR) which formed slightly more than 6 years. PAS with the help of DAP, has openly announced that it wants to implement hudud. DAP should be commended for selling out the non-Muslims and should the nation become an Islamic state one day, DAP should be remembered as one of the great founders of a theocratic nation.
I want to reiterate that MCA has told Umno clearly and Party President Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai has also informed the Prime Minister in person that we are against the implementation of PAS hudud law. While we are undergoing a Party transformation, we have also organised series of campaigns nationwide like seminars, petitions and etc to defend the rights of the people guaranteed by the Federal Constitution.
MCA has never slackened even after PAS announced that the Private Member’s Bill would be shelved for the sake of the by-elections. We have continued to object against the setting up of a hudud technical committee. The Lims have chosen to be blind and deaf on everything we have done so far.
Other than barking like a mad dog on our effort in stopping hudud’s implementation, DAP has not been constructive as we have not seen DAP organise talks nor talk to PAS in objecting hudud, which makes its stand in objecting hudud questionable. Continue reading