KR1M 2.0 is bound to fail, just like KR1M. Why? Basic economics.
Is there any ownership for KR1M 1.0 or KR1M 2.0? Nil. It is just some government fund dumped into some kedai runcit activity without any responsibility or ownership. Who will look into the business and work out all the problems and issues?
After all, it is public money and there is no need to be accountable for it, right? So, is it a surprise that such ventures will fail?
Why should the government dabble in something that the private businesses are already doing efficiently?
Don’t you think that the major supermarkets or the small kedai runcit are scrutinising every expenditure and expenses of the retail business?
Again, I think the government is just putting on a publicity show. So, no matter how many times KR1M is launched and relaunched, I would think failure is inevitable as the government should not be involved in running private businesses. Just look at 1MDB.
In a response to MCA’s claim of the exorbitant cost of Penang’s CCTV cameras, state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow has revealed that cameras installed by the federal government cost RM157,800 each, more than double the price paid by the state government.
According to Chow, the Housing and Local Government Ministry implemented a CCTV programme on Penang Island in 2015, spending RM5.049 million in 2015 on 32 cameras.
“This would make the unit price of each camera RM157,800.
“Maybe the ministry would like to explain why it is so much higher than those implemented by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP),” he added.
MCA talking thru their noses?
Not checking the facts before opening their mouths?
No wonder they won only 7 seats at Pru13.
Wonder how many they will win at Pru14.
Every time proof comes out showing that there’s complete working together and supporting each other between Tun M and Anwar Ibrahim, poor UMNO/BN blokes shiver at the knees –
Anwar: Dr M is committed to reforms, unlike Mugabe
Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not like former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said of his nemesis-turned-ally.
Unlike Mugabe, he added, Mahathir is committed to reforms.
Anwar made the comment when asked by reporters outside the Kuala Lumpur High Court today on whether Mahathir, as the leader of Pakatan Harapan, was committed to the coalition’s reform agenda, amid fears that he would return to his old ways.
“Mahathir is prepared to change. He has been maligned enough by the government…
I would be PM for two years at most: Mahathir
The Straits Times
Mahathir says he will fix Malaysia within 2 years
Dr M: Experience is on my side in handling problems
The Star Online
“I have been the PM for 22 years, I don’t need to relearn the responsibilities of a PM. I know the responsibilities of a PM and what he should do,” said Tun M.
“In the next two years, we may not be able to solve all the problems, but we will be able to improvise certain guidelines in order to work towards solving these problems.
“When I become PM, I will exercise these ideas and improvements that I have outlined to solve the problems that were left behind by Najib,” he said.
Najib indicates election may be in July
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 2 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gave a hint today that the 14th general election may be held in July, just before the Haj season begins.
“So, when you are there (in the Holy Land), pray for the success and prosperity of the country in order to make Malaysia a model among Islamic nations,” he said.
And hopefully they pray for the downfall of Kleptocracy st Pru14 as well. Take the 1MDB money for Haj but pray against Kleptocracy.
Najib must stay until the last month to savour the taste of power which may be gone after Pru14.
PM’s Dept instructs Felda to act on ‘negligence’ in land scandal
Forensic audit shows ‘non-compliance with procurement procedures and negligence.’
Why so late?
Instruction given only after discarding evidence linking the top blokes?
What about instructions on 1MDB? US DoJ evidence don’t count?
Why MACC no actions.
Real political power comes from the People, not from any title which have even been awarded to unsavory and undeserving characters.
Dr M has earned enough respect from the People to lead them. He has the LICENCE TO LEAD which has far more value than a thousand Datukships or Tunships. Sadly it reflects very badly on those who have engaged in such petty politics.
Also sad to see our King getting involved in political matter.
halo! bullshit wee, when is joint venturing become share holding.
nice try. is it mention tokong said a “share holding”
better go jalan jalan at air itam, johor than waste time talk
bull about non existing pojek!
other than world best finance minstor, also worst best transport minstor.
instead of helping improve transport system in country
he try to sabotage in penang to solve jams
Damn stupid panel at the launch of book “Ketuanan Melayu …” in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday saying “the ‘Myth’ of ketuanan Melayu holding M’sia back.”
Alleging that “the proponents of ketuanan Melayu or Malay supremacy contend that Malays are “lords” over other races in Malaysia”, the stupid fellows don’t even know what the term means.
Ketuanan Melayu is that which is reflected in the Constitution, inherent in the Articles pertaining to the roles, functions and responsibilities of the YDP Agong, the Rulers Council, the Malay Rulers, etc. Where no “Assent” by them means no PM or MB designate can officially function.
Read what Professor Emeritus of Law, Shad Salem Farouqi, wrote about the Constitution in the past. The YDP Agong acts on the advice of the PM but when in doubt or concerned about certain issues, he may refer them to the Rulers Council. Like the case where the Rulers Council put out a statement asking that the huge 1MDB controversy be resolved ASAP. No doubt it’s still unresolved until now but the Rulers Council does have the right to issue statements like they did on their own in the past.
And those are the “sensitive” Articles of the Constitution that are protected under the Sedition Act, cannot even be discussed in Parliament, let alone be amended or repealed.
Said to have often been touted in defence of “agama, bangsa dan negara”, the Ketuanan Melayu concept has been a mainstay in Malaysian politics of Malay rights groups like Perkasa, social movements like the red shirts rallies, but it was not a case of the Malays “lording” over others in this country.
It was a reflection of the Malays having a Special Position not just in Article 153 of the Constitution but also the fact that the YDP Agong, the Rulers Council and the Malay Rulers do have their constitutional roles, functions and responsibilities that ensure the Malay hegemony.
Saying that Hishamuddin Hussin, then Umno Youth chief, brandishing the keris at the 2005 Umno annual general assembly as a symbol of defending ketuanan Melayu is not accurate. He was trying to win votes at the party elections and nothing more.
There is some substance in what was said by former PKR deputy president Syed Husin Ali – the concept is less about Malay rights and more a tool wielded by the political elite to hold on to power.
“Ketuanan Melayu is used by groups of people who are enjoying political power and who wish to defend their power. They do this by appealing to a wider group of people.
“It has been abused and promoted especially by the ruling elite to protect their interests, it masks the interests of this class through the use of race…,” said he. But saying “that puts strong constraints and obstructions to development in this country,” is nonsense.
And more nonsensical is the statement by former Nibong Tebal MP Dominic Puthucheary – that ketuanan Melayu is based on a “myth.” How the hell did he get the perception that “The idea that race itself can give you certain economic benefits …”
Then the bloke touched on Malay supremacy, Chinese superiority and Indian superiority – but whatever he meant was not mentioned in the news report.
PM Najib boasted his own federal government was doing a far better job than the states run by the federal opposition with all its “consistent development” citing projects such as the MRT, Tun Razak Exchange, East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) and high-speed rail (HSR), which he claimed had “raised the quality of life” for Malaysians.
How could it raise the quality of Malaysian life when the projects are not even started. What we know off is that the people are suffereing having to pay for higher costs of living.
He is in a world of his own, clouded and confused by so many worries about losing Pru14, no time to even imagine the suffering of the low income whose motorbike petrol budget has been eroded by price increases and eating into his household food budget, his house/ flat/ apartment rental may also have increased.
Note that he appeared to be waiting to the end, the maximum allowed under the law before calling Pru14. Wanting to savour the taste for power for as long as he can. He forgets that the longer he waits the more the number of people who get disgruntled.
Woe betide he who brought problems unto himself – “stole, robbed, pirated 1MDB”.
Azalina: Proposed fake news law won’t be like Dr M-era ISA
Aiyya, watta fook talking one.
Dunno that US still has ISA-like detention without trial in Guatanamo Bay, arr?
Singapok also still has ISA, what. And not many complaints about freedom of expression written in the media.
Curbing fake news an attempt to further stifle free speech?
Why is there a need to create new laws to fight fake news?
Why? To scare the people into not whacking the gomen.
Donald Trump is shitted in the US media every day = morning, noon and night time. Still, no fake news laws.
What the ….
Hanipa: In M’sia, real news, not fake news, is the enemy
How true. They fear real news.
Those who mess things up. Like 1MDB, introduced GST, allowing price increases, etc.
Hanipa cited the case of Pandan lawmaker Rafizi Ramli being sentenced to 30 months’ jail for leaking data from National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd’s bank accounts.
“A classic example is the case of my good friend, the Pandan MP. He was jailed for 30 months for exposing accurate news.
“The one who was embroiled in the accurate news is outside and is free, and I heard that the person is now busy preparing to contest in the coming general election,” he said.
The one called Lembu Kondo.
Shahrir says criminal fraud found in Felda’s Jln Semarak transfer
He also confirms Rafizi’s allegation that land has yet to be transferred back to Felda as it is under caveat.
Bunkum culprit buggers no sense of moral decency and respect for law. If in China, they’d be shot by a firing squad.
PM remains gentlemanly, civil in face of Dr Mahathir’s attacks: Salleh
New Straits Times Online
Is ball carrying his only job? Is what he said not fake news?
What is the definition of fake news, anyway? Until the law comes into being, can it be said that all ball carrying is fake news?
Hah, this is excellent news, and not fake news, exactly as said by Tun M in his blog –
Najib is worse than Marcos, says Mahathir
Najib’s misrule of Malaysia is “far more serious” than that of Philippines dictator and kleptocrat Ferdinand Marcos, Dr Mahathir declared.
He said there was “clear evidence” of Najib’s wrongdoings.
“In the eyes of the world, his abuse of power is acknowledged. Najib’s Malaysia is described as a kleptocracy, not a democracy anymore.
“The rule of law is blatantly ignored by Najib. Corruption (within the Najib administration) is rampant,” Mahathir wrote on his blog, Chedet.
Marcos was elected Philippines president in 1965 and ruled as a dictator from 1972 until 1981. He was known for corruption, a lavish lifestyle, electoral fraud and violence against political opponents. He was eventually deposed in 1986, through the People Power Revolution.
Mahathir said Najib is planning to win the coming general election “by hook and most certainly by crook” because losing would certainly mean jail time.
He also said Najib would cling on to power by declaring a state of emergency should he lose by a small margin.
Returning to the Marcos analogy, Mahathir said the Filipino dictator had the support of the army and the police chiefs. When such support was lost, Marcos was overthrown.
“In Malaysia currently, the police and armed forces chiefs are supporters of the prime minister, or at least are compliant to what he does.
“Even when he clearly breaks the law they appear not to be concerned,” he said.
Mahathir said that members of the public believe that the possibility of Najib ruling by decree was “very real”.
“Only an overwhelming victory of the opposition will prevent this,” he said.
Mahathir warned that should Najib win the election, the consequences would be terrible.
“This country will become bankrupt as total debt now is almost one trillion ringgit. Najib has been selling chunks of Malaysia in order to pay debts. All the best land have been sold.
“There will come a time when he would not be able to raise money to pay debts. When that time comes, Malaysia would become a bankrupt country.”
The KL High Court dismissed former Batu Kawan Umno division leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan’s application to cross-examine Low Taek Jho …
Court rules no need for Jho Taek to appear
Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim said evidence was lacking to show that Low did not appoint Ng.
But “was leading” does not mean it did show Jho Low did not appoint Ng.
“What the plaintiff claims is the possible forgery of Jho Low’s signature in appointing Messrs Ng Aik Guan. The lawyer who claims (to represent) Jho Low is of good repute.
Just “good repute” is enough to rule no forgery?
Not satisfactory. The rakyat want to know why Jho Taek has not been investigated, and now found no need to appear in court.
Govts are ‘punching bags’ in any country, says Johari Second Finance Minister
So, why the hell restrict freedom to “punch”, put fake news laws and such nonsense?
He said people should not generalise the cost of living as different people have different types of expenditure.
“If someone earns RM10,000 monthly, then they have to live within their means and the same for someone earning RM3,000 monthly,” Johari said.
Yeah, but why GST on even the low income rakyat? Think of other kind of tax that you can get money from those earning above RM3,000, not GST taxing everybody, larr.
“.. it was the government’s role to make sure that inflation was kept under control.” But there are certain things that we can protect, and certain things that are out of our control. The government is able to control the price of rice, sugar, flour and cooking oil, but other products are subject to the open market policy where the theory of supply and demand comes into play,” he said.
Yeah, but what are you doing to check traders increasing prices indiscriminately? Why no news at all about enforcement officers going round checking prices of goods?
He added that cooking oil was subsidized by the government and was available at RM2.50 but those who wanted to buy branded cooking oil might have to pay more.”
Aiyya, people not talking about the higher brand larr, the poor people buy the lowest priced cooking oil, but their prices also often increase, man.
“How can we tell a private company not to sell at the price they have put on their own product. So, why blame the government for that?” That’s not the point, Mister, it’s those others (distributors, retailers who may be increasing prices – have you checked them and tell the public?
“Whatever punches they give me, I will still serve them ..” said Johari. But the rakyat want to give Najib and his gomen the biggest punch at Pru14, man.
1MDB debacle, GST, ever increasing prices of goods, FELDA mismanagement, etc, etc.
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