Stop the Lies

tnb wDAP fanboy and anti-BN blogger Anil Netto makes a few simplistic comments on the recent electricity tariffs in his blog recently. (read it here…)

As usual, these bias political bloggers disguised as neutral commentators make it a point to write as much falsities as possible to make their point.

Let’s get things straight. All consumers using less than 300 kWh are not affected by the new tariff rates. Especially those in the lifeline band category – that is, domestic consumers who consume 1 – 200 kWh per month – who enjoy a rate of 21.8sen/kWh. A rate which has not been raised since 1997. This covers about 3.25 million users. For those who use below 91kWh a month (i.e. if their monthly electricity bill is below RM20), electricity is free. They don’t have to pay a sen.

Anil uses an example of where those whose electricity bills come to more than RM 200 will see an increase of 17% instead of the announced 14.9%. First of all, the 14.9% is an average calculation. There are many bands when it comes to electricity usage and calculations.

With the tariff review, the bands have been reduced from 9 to 5 bands.

The new revised tariff also gives consumers the opportunity to determine/decide their consumption rate and how much they pay by adopting energy efficiency and energy conservation measures.

Many question the need for the tariff revision. We must understand that it was not an option. With rising global fuel costs (fuel makes up 82% of the tariff), is was no longer sustainable for the government to continue subsidising these increasing fuel prices.

In the same blog piece, Anil states that we are paying the price for all years of huge profits for the IPPs under lopsided concession agreements – which were at the expense of TNB.

To fully understand how IPPs came about, we have to know a bit about the history of the electricity sector.

In the early 1990s, the commercial risks of constructing new power plants were relatively unknown for the country. There were also technical risks as the gas turbine technology was new to the sector. There were no comparable projects that could be used for the basis of valuation and pricing of the IPPs. There was no precedence in financing IPPs then, and the banks had to be convinced of the project viability. On the other hand, there was a great need to address the tremendous growth in demand for electricity that Malaysia had as a developing country. The government had to ensure that the supply of electricity was sufficient and reliable. IPPs were brought in to help close this gap between demand and supply.

Of course, being first generation IPPs, they had much more power on the negotiation table. And do no forget – the IPP plants were financed by private financial institutes, unlike TNB plants which were financed and guaranteed by the government.

Anil also fails to mention the RM 325 million allocation the government has announced for renewable energy initiatives. (link here)

Anil also writes that TNB posted a profit before tax of RM5.9bn for its last financial year.

Which is true. But irrelevant. TNB has to be profitable. Profits are used for capital expenditure to maintain an efficient capital structure, and for improvements in the network’s performance (transmission and distribution). TNB still pays taxes and has its performance benchmarked against both its local and global peers. Like any other business entity, profits keep it sustainable.

Come on lah Anil. Dont just whack. Use some proper stats and sources. Its all on the internet anyway.

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39 Responses to Stop the Lies

  1. calvinsankaran says:

    Profitable? so that they can pay tax to pay for Datin Rosmah’s usage of government jet & countless personal trips?

    • Anonymas says:

      …that’s the extent of your understanding of this issue, after all the points raised above?

      “Reading is for fools” – Calvin Sankaran

      • Anonymous says:

        That is the same bloke who writes under all sorts of names, masquerading so many who have used such names before, and now back to using the name calvinsankaran.

        He’s the anarchistic, no sense of shame or guilt, will just make a fool of himself everywhere.

  2. The Real Rakyat says:

    aiyah the fake calvinsankaran is here again? Geddit in ur head trooper the real Calvin is a very eloquent person which u obviously are not. . .

    Btw i only pay less than RM50 in electricity a mth. . Despite having someone home all day. . .All thanks to adopting energy saving methods like LED bulbs. .

    Terima Kasih BN!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not that he is “simplistic comments on the recent electricity tariffs” etc. The bloke simply wants to attract attention and writes all sorts of shits, thinking the more shit he shits, one or two dumbasses might believe him. Pathetic bloke.

  4. Kalee Moola says:

    Ayoyo Anil, stop the nonsense. So many pressing issues in Penang which you are blind to because you are DAP fanboy. Take off your rose tinted glasses and take a hard look at botak hill, polluted water in Batu Ferringhi, land reclamation, undersea tunnel. People like you have lost credibility. Best to shut up and stop judging others with your biased one sided and shallow writings. Spend your free time fanning your idol Guan Eng and stop poking your nose elsewhere.

  5. funniman says:

    Latest look at the low cost housing in Penang la. Have to beg on your knees but still problem not solved. At least KL got PPR flats and there are plenty of Indian residents there. Still dun believe? Go to PPR Intan Baiduri in Selayang and see for yourself.

    • Anon says:

      Hindraf said 5 years under Pakatoon Rakyat in Selangor and Penang, the Indians could not get even kacang putih.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, theStar report –

      Buyer brought to his knees over low-cost home

      GEORGE TOWN: A housebuyer went down to his knees in an attempt to get Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to listen to his plight

      • Chong says:

        When one goes down on his knee, what does that show to the pakatoons? An opportunity to carry out the job of blowing OR an opportunity to get the arse rammed! Wakakaka!

  6. funniman says:

    My apology for this off topic.

    Is this why Anwar wants Khalid removed?
    FMT Staff | February 9, 2014
    A Chinese businessman had apparently complained to Anwar that he was not being ‘rewarded’ in Selangor after financing PKR in the GE.
    PETALING JAYA: Is Anwar Ibrahim making the move to replace Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor Menteri Besar so that he can ‘pay back’ a Chinese businessman who had funded PKR during the May 2013 general election?
    Right now, Khalid is refusing to ‘reward’ the Chinese businessman for his political funding which was allegedly given to PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, who is also the state PKR chief, claimed popular blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.
    Writing in his Malaysia-Today portal, Raja Petra said the unnamed Chinese businessman had gone to see Anwar to complain and to hand him the evidence of giving the funding to Azmin for the GE.
    “He was pissed that after paying the money he did not get those ‘favours’ as promised and as what he paid for.
    “Anwar then summoned Azmin who admitted that he had, in fact, received the ‘election contribution’,” said Raja Petra.
    He added that Azmin had informed Anwar that he had kept the contribution a secret because it was illegal and the party’s candidates would get disqualified if the Election Commission (SPR) found out.
    “Azmin then explained that he could not deliver the ‘favours’ to the Chinese businessman because Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim was blocking all his moves.
    “And that was when Anwar and Azmin decided that Khalid has to be removed,” said Raja Petra.
    In the days after Pakatan Rakyat regained Selangor, Azmin had attempted to put himself inline to be the menteri besar, only to be rebuffed by the palace which had wanted Khalid to continue. Khalid also had the support of both DAP and PAS.
    However in the months after the GE, the relationship between Azmin and Khalid became worse with the former continuously criticising Khalid’s leadership.
    Late last month, Azmin’s supporters in PKR put forward a plan called ‘Kajang Move’ which saw the Kajang elected rep Lee Chin Cheh resigning from his seat to allow Anwar to contest in a by-election, ostensibly to allow the PKR supremo to become the new Selangor MB.
    Azmin as state exco?

    Although Anwar has not openly declared his intention to replace Khalid, his interviews and statements in recent days almost confirmed that agenda.
    Sources close to Khalid meanwhile say that there was an understanding between Khalid and Anwar on the matter but that had depended on Azmin being removed for Selangor totally.
    “Under the negotiated plan, Khalid agreed to give way to Anwar to become the MB provided that Azmin would vacate his Bukit Antarabangsa state seat in favour of Anwar.
    “However after agreeing to that, the inner circle in PKR got Lee to step down in favour of Anwar, and Azmin was allowed to remain as the state rep.
    “And now there are talks that with Anwar being the new MB, Azmin might even make an entry as a state exco,” said the source.
    The source added that while on record Khalid would support Anwar’s campaign in Kajang, and to eventually replace him as the MB, things were however very different behind the scenes.
    “And no one is buying the excuse that Anwar is being brought into Selangor to save the state from Umno…and it is unlikely that the Sultan too would buy that argument,” added the source.
    The approval of the Sultan is vital if Anwar wants to become the new MB.

    • Anonymous says:

      Anything against PKR, DAP and the Pakatoon is not off topic at all, Sir.

      Just wham them all, whack and whack them buggers who in any case are highly unprincipled, cakap tak serupa bikin, election manifesto not promises fellas.

      Good that Raja Petera korek Azmin Ali’s and PKR’s shits. And Khalid is left askance.

    • Anonymous says: has just published these:

      EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s grand design to become the Mentri Besar of Selangor may be unravelling. The incumbent, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, is refusing to resign.

      According to high-level sources, Khalid was scheduled to sign a post-dated letter of resignation drawn up by the PKR leadership but he has avoided doing so.

      The confidential resignation letter is part of the ambitious plan to clear the way for Anwar to take over the top post in Selangor.

      The letter is believed to be dated March 23 – the day when Kajang voters go to the polls.

      • funniman says:

        Khalid is being screwed by Anwar after all those reassurances and that he is being appointed the election director. But Khalid is smart enough to ask Sultan’s for directions.

  7. Anon says:

    Now Khalid says Azmin Lacks Leadership Qualities –

    SHAH ALAM: Azmin Ali has yet to show the kind of leadership skills needed to lead PKR in the event Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim leaves politics, according to Selangor Mentri BesarTan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. (Leave for Sungai Buluh prison again?)

    Khalid, whose bitter rivalry with the PKR deputy president is well known, said that a “true leader” must have integrity and command a high level of trust among party members. (Not having a lolipop session in the toilet. Or increasing your own salary to even higher than the PM’s.)

    When asked whether Azmin had these qualities and the ability to lead the party, Khalid replied with a curt “not yet.” (Actually, in Khalid’s heart, “Never”.)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ooooooooo, all the fuss trying to get rid of Khalid Ibrahim rupa rupanya because he was thought to be a huge liability to PKR as he has a huge loan liability to Bank Islam, his case due to be heard at the Federal Court on Tuesday 17 February – says Khalid has confirmed that he reached an out-of-court settlement with BIMB over a US$18.52 million (RM66.67 million) loan settlement suit, without compromising PKR or the PR coalition.

    He declined to give further details but it is understood that the settlement was for an amount much lower than RM66.67 million. And still a huge sum, his increasing his own salary to even higher than the PM’s salary would not be enough to repay the loan.

    Khalid had the BIMB loan in 2001 when he was Guthrie’s chief executive officer to purchase shares in Guthrie Berhad which were used as collateral for the loan.

    “without compromising PKR or the PR coalition”? You bet that’s not true. Anwar wants to remove him for the embarassment to PKR/PR for the desperation – even increased his own salary to higher than the PM’s.

    • aiya says:

      You are WRONG, he wants to remove Khalid for his own selfish dream….. where he got ever think for PR or PKR….he always think for himself only not even for his wife or for his son….. he make use of everything and everyone on this earth to his gains…. he will fcuk off anybody after he had used them and Khalid is the latest victim ….

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hah, Anwar might not be able to MB Selangor – Khalid’s supporters claim he has the numbers to hold on to his job. Khalid digging in his heels and refusing to go, reports Jocelin Tan.

    The Kajang Move has been much more complicated than anticipated. Khalid who had earlier agreed to make way for Anwar has changed his mind and is staying put.

    They did not provide the numbers but they claimed that if the question of who should be Mentri Besar is put to a vote in the State Legislative Assembly, Khalid can survive by a simple majority although that would mean he has to also rely on support from the opposition bench.

    The Star reporter said Khalid’s change of heart and renewed confidence stemmed from the deluge of appeals and goodwill messages from well-wishers but I think he knows he is doomed if he doesn’t have the MB post – the Islamic Bank will come down hard on him for the balance of the RM66 million loan he owed since 2001.

    The report also says Selangor PAS may not go along with the idea of Anwar being MB. PAS leaders in Selangor have held several meetings on the Kajang by-election and their conclusion is that they prefer Khalid as the Mentri Besar and have no problems with him.

    But if Pakatan Rakyat insists on removing Khalid, then PAS will be compelled to nominate its own candidate for the top post and they already have in mind their state executive council member Iskandar Samad.

    Khalid’s newfound confidence is premised on the knowledge that PAS is basically not in favour of Anwar for the top job.

    Temerloh MP Nasruddin Hassan Tantawi has even criticised PKR’s unilateral decision on Kajang as disrespectful and for treating PAS like a “Tupperware party”.

    The most vocal PAS critic has been PAS Dewan Ulama information chief Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali who has been unrelenting in his moral arguments against the by-election.

    Khalid has an ego and an inflated sense of himself. He feels deeply betrayed by Anwar and has told people that he feels played out by Anwar. Rafizi/ Anwar’s mistake was to assume that Khalid would be a pushover. They did not expect him to put up a fight.

    Khalid also felt humiliated by the way the party ran him down in their clumsy rush to justify the Kajang Move, implying that he had mismanaged issues in Selangor and saying that he was not suitable for the job because he is a not a good politician.

    I like this kind of developments.

  10. Anon says:

    Households in Klang Valley getting little water – news headline in the Star.

    What is Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government doing? Complaints all over the places.

    Don’t say they can’t do anything – they have shares in the water company and have representatives on the Board of Directors.

    • Lim Lynn says:

      I don’t think that is the issue where 2008 they knew ahead of time it will happen to us yet they didn’t care about anyone interest. Therefore, more fuel to the fire blame it on BN nothing change their lousy attitude.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The Star says Kajang voters say, “Whoever is elected in the by-election must be capable of resolving issues faced by the locals here. We do not care about politics. We want solutions to our immediate problems such as improving the infrastructure.

    “There is no point harping on national issues when we cannot make ends meet.
    Every day we travel on roads with potholes and pass by clogged and smelly drains.

    My star says Anwar says, “That’s why we want to remove Khalid. He thinks only of his own pockets. He raised his own salary to even higher than the salary of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.”

    • Lim Lynn says:

      You think Khalid, Anwar Ibrahim or any other candidate for Kajang and MB Selangor will resolve potholes, smelly and clogged drain filled with Aedes Mosquito? I don’t think so. I think it takes more in the next candidate fielded in Kajang Datuk Paduka Chew Mei Fun from BN to show her action speak louder than words to resolve the issue. Enough with false promises and drone adoration towards PSM DAP PKR PAS causing enough trouble in Malaysia.

  12. linpehkong says:

    Maybe Anal Iborehim promised Khalid that he will give him 67 million ringgit to settle the lawsuit loses – if he gives up the MB position. What is 67 million when there is a war chest of billions to draw from (straight from Bank Negara insider information).

    But then he has a ready excuse – I mean a sharp sword to stab Khalid with. If he losses the by election – sorry lah. No 67 million. Now Does Khalid want to be erection (pun intended) director or not??

    • Anonymous says:

      The billions mentioned by Bank Negara sources may not include the funds provided by the Neo-Cons, Jews and Zionists of US, Israel etc.

      Hell of a crook that Awar bloke.

    • Lim Lynn says:

      Have anyone realize the more revenge felt by Anwar Ibrahim before Khalid left MB post that he sign Loji Langat II. Possible Anwar Ibrahim won’t pay a dime to Khalid.

  13. Joe cool Perkasa 1Melayu May 13, 1969 Ini Tanah Melayu Mau Lagi Kah!!!Goodnight Forever 88 Kopitiam says:

    DAP branch chief SHOT DEAD, Pakatan leaders call for CALM – Malaysia Chronicle

    UPDATE 5 PETALING JAYA – In a shock slaying denounced by his party and coalition mates, the DAP branch chief of Kampung Jering, Ayer Tawar, Perak was shot dead at his house by unknown assailants.

    Wong Kong Ting, 56, was pronounced dead at Hospital Manjung where he was sent for treatment following the late-night attack on Wednesday.

    Perak DAP adviser Ngeh Koo Ham has confirmed the news.

    “Wong was a very good man. I cannot understand how anyone could do this to him. But this is a signal that the time has come for the police to really work at stopping crime instead of playing politics for the Umno-BN,” Ngeh told Malaysia Chronicle.

    Motive not clear but a grim reminder of recent anti-Chinese sentiments

    The motive for the killing is not clear and Ngeh has called for calm.

    “We don’t know if there was any personal motive involved or whether the murder was related to politics. At this juncture, we hope the police will work fast and accurately because only the truth will satisfy the people,” said Ngeh.

    “For example, where do the killers get hold of their guns. Is it so easy to smuggle in firearms? From the Sanjeevan case to the Ambank founder’s murder till now, what progress have the police made?”

    PKR vice president Tian Chua was among those to offer his condolences to Wong’s family. Like Ngeh, he too urged DAP supporters not to jump to conclusions.

    “At this point in time, there is no evidence that this is a political killing. But it is a grim reminder that all this Chinese-bashing from extremist groups insisting that the Opposition and the non-Malays are threatening Islam and Malays do not help,” Tian, who is also the Batu MP, told Malaysia Chronicle.
    As night follows day

    • Anonymous says:

      The irresponsible and seditious PKR Tian Chua (he has been charged with sedition, pending court hearing) and DAP blokes blaming non-Chinese for the “recent anti-Chinese sentiments”

      when the shooting dead of a DAP Branch Chief could very well be done by DAP blokes or DAP-paid thugs and gangsters, for such things as blowing the whistle to RoS on the large number of DAP members not invited/ sent notices of the CEC Election voting in Decmber 2013 and the Re-Election in September 2013.

      They are a party that behaves like thugs and gangsters anyway – instead of furnishing the required full membership list etc, they talked about suing RoS.

  14. Frankie says:

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment
    didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  15. Lim Lynn says:

    I think present time commentators are typing narrow stereotype to change people perception which doesn’t change any well inform Stopthelies blog readers. Usually, if you have use around 300 kWh will pay under RM 100. Nothing new under the Sun about rising fuel costs. Who know how far the opposition keep on sound like whacking the empty tin can and loyar buruk too.

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    the users to visit the web site, that’s what this website is providing.

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