Thursday, June 23, 2011


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Monday, June 20, 2011


Reading through the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the beating of Anwar by the police, posted in RPK’s Malaysia Today dated July 16th 2008, makes me boiled in anger. I just could not understand how a person like Rahim Noor (former IGP) himself, can take the law into his own hands, to beat a handcuff and blindfold person senseless. Islam does not teach us this. In fact, Islam teaches us to be compassionate to others, even if the person is a staunch enemy, while he is in custody.

What Rahim Noor did to Anwar is unforgivable, and he deserves the punishment meted upon him, and be labeled an ex-convict forever. He will again be called to answer his deeds and misdeeds in the hereafter, where he will not have the privilege of a lawyer. And please remember, the wrath from God is unbearable. I strongly advice that Rahim seeks forgiveness from Anwar, before it is too late. And I am sure Anwar being human, will forgive him.

Today, we once again see Anwar being treated like a criminal by the authorities. Threat of arrest is being hauled at him. The police in particular has little regards as to who Anwar was or is now. If they do not recognized him as the ex DPM, that is quite understandable, because certain members of the police force are themselves engulfed in corruption, rape, assault and even murder.

It appears also that the mainstream media today is having a gala time reporting about the Anwar’s case. The news reporting hits front pages and written in bold, in almost every mainstream media. Certainly, the sudden attention given to Anwar, I would say, makes him the most popular person today .

I have also read somewhere of a senior police officer today, who was himself involved in assaulting RPK sometime ago, and despite a report being launch against the officer, action has yet to be taken. So what does one expect of police officers today……sympathy and kindness……no way.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011



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The IPPs and why is the Umno elite breast-feeding them?

Written by Maclean Patrick, Malaysia Chronicle
The  IPPs and why is the Umno elite breast-feeding them?

Malaysia has 26 Independent Power Producers (IPP) of which 4 are in Sarawak, 6 in Sabah and 16 in peninsula Malaysia. The IPPs supply 60% of the nation’s power needs while the remaining 40% come directly from Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

The IPPs sell electricity to TNB, who then transmit it to the consumer - the citizens of Malaysia and all can turn on their lights at night, power their TVs and computers and run their industries during the day.

Yet this seemingly simple business transaction has become a bone of contention among parliamentarians since it was first introduced in 1993 by then prime minister Mahathir Mohamed after a series of power outages that crippled the peninsula.

Even at that time, there were who accused Mahathir and his supporters of encouraging the sabotages so as to boost his case for awarding the IPPs to several firms. These firms have since been lablled cronies due to their association with the UMNO elite.

The key players

The first to jump onto the power production wagon was Yeoh Tiong Lay of the YTL group, who got his license on April 7, 1993, and now runs two power generating stations in Paka, Terengganu and Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Genting group followed closely behind, from dealing with poker chips; they decided selling electricity was a fair gamble too. Genting got their license on July 1, 1993.

Malakoff Bhd, a subsidiary of MMC Corp Bhd is owned by Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, who recently won a concession to build a new 1000MW coal power plant from the Energy Commission. This deal is now the focus of the Pakatan Rakyat's scrutiny. The opposition coalition wants to know the details of this deal and is also fighting for all the lopsided IPP contracts to be released to the public.

Pakatan should not be surprised why Malakoff got the concession as Segari Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd, the third independent power producer who got its license on July 15, 1993 is also owned by Malakoff.

The list continues. Every other peninsula-based IPP that obtained their license from 1993 to 2006, has a link to Mahathir Mohamed and ultimately back to UMNO.

And it is the UMNO-BN government which controls the allocation of subsidies to IPPs and responsible for the skewed deals with these firms. The details of the power purchasing agreements or PPAs are kept a closely guarded secret eventhough it is of public interest that we all know why we have to pay a tariff of RM31.31/kWh when Thailand IPPs, who enjoy no subsidies on fuel, pay tariff of RM34.11/kWh.

To rub salt to the wound, the average tariff when taking into account the subsidies givern to the IPPs, according to DAP MP for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua, should only be RM26.7/kWh.

What kind of deals are these?

When queried on why IPPs enjoy a RM19 billion gas subsidy, Energy minister Peter Chin Fah Kui said that the figure was not for gas subsidy but rather the amount of profit that Petroliam Nasional Bhd had to forgo for having to sell gas below the market price to the IPPs and Tenaga Nasional Bhd.

But why should Petroliam Nasional be so kind to the IPPs to the tune of allowing a loss of RM19 billion? Business is business and this smells of a bad business decision.

But Chin insisted that IPPs incurred huge investment costs when building their plants and this was taken into account in the PPAs.

"What they collect every month relates to payment for their investment and is agreed upon in the PPA but it has nothing to do with the price of gas or coal at all." he added.

Energy Commission CEO Ahmad Fauzi Hassan said the monthly payments made by TNB to the IPPs also took into account the interest on the loans they took as well as the cost of operating and maintaining the plants.

"But fuel is not included in the agreement. It is 100 percent borne by TNB. If the price of fuel decreases, the cost on TNB will be less and vice-versa," he said.

So if the price of fuel increases, the cost to TNB increases too? What kind of agreement is this?

Again, the question has to be asked. Why should TNB even bother about whether the IPPs can keep up with the cost of maintaining their buildings? They must have some management and production expertise in the first place to qualify for the IPP deal. Why must the BN government play nursemaid and offer precious milk that is better fed to the rakyat or populace at large.

The government is adamant in proving that the IPPs do not enjoy direct subsidies from the government, yet it is just a sleight of hand.

It looks like the BN government is just adamant about protecting the interest of the owners of the IPPs, whose proximity to the highest echelons of power in UMNO is too close for comfort.

It is a symbiotic relationship where only an elite few are enjoying the spoils while the rest of the public have to bear with higher power tariffs and dwindling financial resources.

- Malaysia Chronicle

Malaysia’s ‘stupidity’ sizzles Internet

Casey Lee
| June 17, 2011

KRDS India, one of the Facebook-authorized app development firms in Asia, opines that spending RM1.8 million to develop six Facebook applications is 'impossible' and 'seriously unjustifed.'

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia, it seems, is fast becoming the purveyor of laughs on the worldwide web.

On the heels of the Obedient Wives Club which aimed to turn ‘good wives into first class whores’, there’s now the Malaysian government spending RM1.8 million (US$590,000) on six Facebook, which incidentally is free, applications.

The Internet application (app) developer world is abuzz with humour and bewildement at the ‘stupidity’ of the move.

The common view across the web is that the move to spend just over half a million US dollars is “seriously stupid” and an “utter waste of tax-payers’ money.

Speaking in Penn Olson – The Asian Tech Catalogue site – Willis Wee said in an article headlined “Spending US$100,000 For a Facebook App is Just Plain Stupid” and many other experts in the business think so too.

Wee said he forwarded the news about the Malaysian government’s largesse to Preetham Venkky, the Business Head at KRDS India, one of the Facebook authorized app development firms in Asia, to seek his opinion on the matter.

Preetham’s reply was that spending RM1.8 million (USD$590,000) to develop six Facebook applications was ‘impossible’ and ‘seriously unjustified’.

He said: “For an app like Citrawana (one of the six) to costs close to US$100,000, this is impossible since the app is pretty straight to the point.

“The money paid is seriously unjustified. It should cost anywhere between US$12,000 – US$15,000 inclusive of two iPads being given away as prizes.

He added that “these costs would include (to quote directly) – “creative works, concepts and ideas, design, flash programming and coding, testing and debugging, uploading and launching of application, system server development and maintenance, and development of database from the contest.”

Potentials not exploited

Earlier this week, the Tourism Ministry, through Deputy Minister James Dawos Mamit, set off a storm when it revealed it had paid that amount for the Facebook apps.

In his reply, Venkky said it was important to note that based on the minister’s statement “cost did not include campaign management, monitoring, Facebook ads, or fan recruitment through Facebook and Google”.

“In most cases, the costs can escalate quite rapidly if a key deliverable is fan count.

“If there’s a target to acquire one million US fans for the page (this could be a realistic expectation since the client is a tourism client) where the CPC (cost per click) is US $1.10 (on average) then it might be a good deal.

“If I were to make a guess, I think it would make sense if $90,000 includes the development of six apps with the remaining money spent on media (buying ads) to propagate and rapidly increase engagement,” he added.

Venkky was also shocked at the quality of the apps that were developed which, he said, did not fully utilise the full potential of the social network site and was not encouraging more ‘fans’ to ‘like’ the pages of the Tourism Ministry.

“The agency hasn’t used the basic mechanics involved in Facebook fans acquisition.

“For instance, a user can play the game without ‘liking’ the page. There’s a micro-leaderboard but no global leaderboard.

“How would the user be motivated if he doesn’t know where he stands globally?

“And honestly, it’s extremely difficult to get 50,000 points which will only encourage the users to give up soon.

“Also, the developer hasn’t used any ‘virality’ at all in the app.

“For instance it doesn’t prompt the user to share their score as an update, it doesn’t have an option to ‘challenge’ and invite your friends to join the game etc.

“There’s a lot that could’ve been done with the app, but it looks like the development agency has missed out on the core features to make the app go viral and hence increase fans and awareness,” he said.

Subject: Facebook fiasco earns Yen Yen Cabinet colleagues’ ire

Facebook fiasco earns Yen Yen Cabinet colleagues’ ire

By Clara Chooi

June 17, 2011

Ng provided scant details on how the RM1.8 million was spent, said the source. —
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Already facing growing public discontent, Datuk Seri Dr
Ng Yen Yen was confronted with a hostile Cabinet today when she tried to explain
her ministry’s controversial RM1.8 million outlay on six Facebook pages and was
even told by some colleagues not to waste their time.

The Malaysian Insider understands several ministers also insisted against
announcing that Cabinet had officially accepted Ng’s explanation, preferring
instead to say they had taken note of it.

A source who was familiar with what transpired said this was because the
ministers did not want Ng to publicly declare that she had been cleared of guilt
by the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The source told The Malaysian Insider that rather than addressing the root cause
of the allegations against her, the tourism minister had chosen to beat around
the bush in defending herself.

Ng, who is also MCA vice-president, was scheduled to explain to the Cabinet
today her ministry’s RM1.8 million expense bill for developing six Facebook
pages to promote tourism in Malaysia.

“She did not explain [the] cost, not the cost or bill. Only the importance of
cyber advertising and other [nonsense],” said the source.

The source said when it grew clear that Ng had no plans to divulge further
details or provide a breakdown of her expenses, several ministers cut her short.

“She was trying to explain but she did not finish because people asked her to
stop. They said she was just wasting their time. She was not talking about the
main thing — the cost and why she spent so much,” said the source.

But the source noted that it was unclear if the prime minister considered Ng’s
explanation satisfactory or planned to pursue the matter further.

“The PM was silent on that part. What is clear is that the ministers only want
to say that Cabinet has taken note of her explanation and that she should not go
and say that Cabinet has accepted it,” said the source.

The debacle over the Tourism Ministry’s Facebook expenses first began on Tuesday
when Ng’s deputy, James Dawos Mamit, revealed in Parliament that RM1,758,432 was
spent on developing six Facebook pages for Malaysia’s tourism.

He had said each of the six pages — Cuti-Cuti 1 Malaysia, Citrawarna 1Malaysia,
Karnival Jualan Mega 1 Malaysia, Festival Pelancongan Seni Kontemporari 1
Malaysia, Kempen 1 Malaysia Bersih and Fabulous Food 1 Malaysia — cost RM293,072

The announcement drew condemnation from the online community and a spontaneous
campaign was kicked off on Tuesday evening, inviting thousands to condemn Ng’s
exorbitant spending.

Her ministry first entered the spotlight late last year when it was revealed in
Parliament that while Ng had slashed her tourism promotional budget, she had
spent more for her official trips abroad.

Ng again came under fire after Tourism Malaysia’s former advertising agency
alleged that the ministry had asked for bribes in exchange for a promotion

Following the latest complaint against Ng, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri
Muhyiddin Yassin said yesterday that the Cabinet would seek an explanation from
her over the matter and that an investigation would be mooted if she failed to
do so satisfactorily.

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Jengka settlers join Felda fraud suit
Hafiz Yatim
Jun 17, 11
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The Federal Land Development Authority is facing further suits from participants in their programme after 711 settlers in Jengka, Pahang filed a RM344 million suit for fraud and breach of trust, at the Temerloh High Court.

Felda has already seen suits from settlers in Kelantan, Johor and Negri Sembilan, with the latest - and largest - one from Jengka.

The suit was filed through solicitors M/s Daim & Gamany this morning.

The settlers named FELDA and FELDA Palm Industries Sdn Bhd, as defendants.

In their statement of claim, the settlers alleged they were contractually bound by Felda, to exclusively deliver their oil palm yield to Felda Palm Industries.

They claimed they have always been paid at a lower oil extraction grade Oil Extraction Rate ("OER") for the last 15 years - averaging at 18.5 percent as stated in the Akuan Penerimaan BTS, the receipt that is given for each truck delivery of fruit bunches.

The settlers alleged there is no clear evidence showing how Felda Palm Industries came to these different rates, which were given on a daily basis at the point of each delivery.

The settlers suspected something was amiss when they realised that they could never match the higher recommended rate by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.

The settlers, through their representatives, sent random samples of their fruit yields to independent laboratories to assess the actual rate of the OER.

The results from the lab tests showed a much higher average rate of 27 percent, which would mean an average difference of 8.5 percent over the rate used by the 2nd Defendant.

Statistics in question

The lawyers claimed they have evidence to show that in 2008, the 711 settlers from the 16 Felda programmes in Jengka had delivered at average yield of 120 metric ton per settler. The settlers were paid by FELDA the average price of RM560 per ton the same year.

Using the figure of 8.5 percent lost to the settlers, FELDA has caused a loss of RM257.60 per ton, which works out to about RM30,912.00 to each settler for the year 2008 alone.

They also claimed FELDA has deducted their fruit yields improperly by subtracting an average of 200 kg per month for disqualified fruit bunches without returning the fruit bunches to the settlers.

This led to a further loss of RM1,344 per settler per year, or RM 14,333,760 for all the settlers over the 15 year claim period.

They alleged that over the last 15 years, FELDA has caused a loss to these 711 settlers to the tune of more than RM344 million.

Through this writ summons and the process of discovery in court, the lawyers hoped to obtain the exact production figures for all the other schemes involved to compute a more accurate measure of the settlers' loss over the claim period.

The settlers are also seeking exemplary damages as they contend that FELDA, the statutory authority set up by law to look after the welfare of the settlers, has instead exploited its position of power and authority over the settlers and committed fraud and breach of trust.
Subject: Despite counter protest, Bersih gathers pace on Facebook

June 16, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 - Support for the Bersih 2.0 rallyon July 9 appears to be unaffected by the threat of clashes with the anti-Bersih counter protest in the streets of the capital city.

The Pakatan Rakyat-backed (PR) demonstration calling for free and fair elections has faced loud opposition from the right-wing Malay ground led by Perkasa, which has said that it is “ready for any eventuality.”

But as at 5pm today, the official Bersih Facebook group has over 14,300 likes, growing by more than a thousand in the last 24 hours, with nearly 300 more people confirming they will attend the march, which has close to 2,200 confirmed participants on its Facebook page.

In contrast, the anti-Bersih page now has 368 likes, 150 more than yesterday.

“People are reaching a breaking point. It doesn’t matter how you intimidate them or what the issue is, people are motivated by their pockets,” said political analyst Khoo Kay Peng.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties and activists are gearing up to march next month in the second such rally by Bersih, the first being in 2007 when up to 50,000 were reported to have gathered in the capital, with many being dispersed by water cannons and tear gas fired by the police.

PAS has promised to bring 300,000 protestors this year in hopes that it will galvanise support for the opposition in the general election expected within the year.

The 2007 rally was said to play a big role in bringing record gains for the opposition electoral pact in Election 2008, where it swept five state governments and won 82 parliamentary seats.

However, Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia has continued to attack the rally since last weekend, urging Malaysians to gather in a counter protest.

Umno leaders have also accused Bersih organisers of using illegal means to gain political mileage.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has warned that “it will be chaotic when those for and against the street demonstration clash.”

However, it has not discouraged either camp who have committed to coming out in full force on June 9.

Perkasa, who claim the backing of 36 other NGOs, also announced that it will launch the Anti-Bersih Movement on June 19, in expectation of more support for its anti-Bersih march.

Last weekend, its president Datuk Ibrahim Ali had warned that “I am ready to face any eventuality” should the two sides meet in the streets of Kuala Lumpur.