Sunday, June 01, 2008

Big Fat Posts Of Big Fat Companies Are Only For Umno.....

You'd better believe it, folks....going by what Azalina Othman Said and Ismail Sabri Yaakob's insistence that Mokhzani Mahathir quit as Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chairman.

Read what Azalina, now Tourism Minister, said H E R E.

Also read Rocky's Bru and Apanama about the real reasons the SICk duo (Azalina and Sabri) want Mokhzani out.

30 comments:

CINTA suci abadi said...

ini post government punya, siapa juga boleh pegang ini post asal dia rakyat Malaysia, tak rakyat Malaysia, pun boleh lantik asal dia boleh buat kerja dengan baik. Jawatan sepatutnya di isi oleh orang yang berkelayakkan, syarat dia boleh patuh pada semua peraturan peraturan syarikat...Azlina seorang Lawyer?

Hussin said...

Nuraina,

Don't believe what Rockybru and his likes said. After all, the Prodigal Son who just returned sincerely believes and he is convinced about the reforms that have been put in place by the Supreme Leader. You must remember, he has the "Inside" knowledge compared to armchair critics like Rocky and friends.

ck said...

Dear Nuraina,

It is an open secret UMNO only appoint UMNOputeras to those big fat companies with big fats posts with big fats salary and perks.

Government link companies by right 'owned' by Rakyat but UMNO think they 'owned' them because they are the political masters

Pemuda Pelapis said...

Salam Nuraina,

Semua orang pun boleh bagi apa-apa pandangan masing-masing tapi kita kena berpemikiran lebih waras di dalam membuat sesuatu keputusan kerana sentimen ke"parti"an atau tidak menyokong pucuk kepimpinan tidak harus dijadikan sebagai sandaran cetek dan sempit akal.

Kita semua tahu dan sedar telah ramai rakyat mencatatkan DS Abdullhah dalam "HARI INI DALAM SEJARAH ABAD KE-21" bahawa beliau merupakan "PERDANA MENTERI PALING BODOH DALAM SEJARAH POLITIK MALAYSIA" dengan membarisi kabinet beliau hanya oleh kaki ampu dan kaki pembodek bagi mempertahankan kedudukan beliau sahaja. Maka orang-orang inilah yang diperkudakannya supaya menjerit dan melalak di dalam mencari salah orang lain sedangkan salah dia sendiri dia tak mahu mengaku pun.

Oleh itu kita sebagai rakyat janganlah mudah terpengaruh untuk menyokong atau menentang, sebaliknya kaji dulu dan fikir dulu dengan penuh pengamatan bagi menilai sesuatu perkara itu. Sila rujuk keputusan kajian yang telah saya perolehi ini.

KELDAI JANTAN DAN KELDAI TOMBOY MENJERIT

Itulah hakikatnya ahli-ahli kabinet Dolah Badawi yang berakalkan "OTAK KELDAI" dan bukan otak manusia yang mulia. Dalam diri masing-masing penuh dengan hasad dengki dan khianat untuk menjatuhkan orang lain sedangkan dalam masa yang sama, mereka kelabu otak masih tak nampak kemunafikan Dolah Badawi ketua bodoh mereka itu.

Adakala apabila teguran dan nasihat secara baik dah tak mahu diendahkan, maka wajib kita berbahasa "sarcastic" untuk menarik perhatian kaki-kaki ampu ni supaya sedar dan berfikir. Kita tak mahu negara kita hancur musnah atau tergadai macam Singapura dan disusuli seperti Pulau Batu Putih tempohari. Pulau Pisang pun belum tentu selamat jika kaji di sudut sejarah betul-betul.

Saudari Nuraina haruslah sama-sama menentang kejahilan dan kebatilan. Perjuangkanlah hak dan kebenaran demi generasi masa depan kita juga.

Sekian, wassalam!

PEMUDA PELAPIS - PEWARIS PERJUANGAN BANGSA

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

There will always be political nepotism
And vested interest at stake
That's why we now also have 'Napoleonism'
Still festering around without brake

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 010608
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sun. 1st June 2008.

Anonymous said...

Tourism Minister must think before she speaks. Unless the Chairman of SIC has done something against the government (and not UMNO), then he no longer deserves the post. But who is Ms Andartu to say whether or not he should step down? It should be the stackholders and board of SIC to decide.

At the same time, Mr Chairman must also be mindful that SIC is not personal to holder. He must remember to tow the line, if not his wife etc may no longer be able to rub shoulders with Mr Todd and Ms Yeoh at the next FI party. Or get his BIL to organise the function:-)

But no worries if Ms Andartu gets her way. Mr Chairman may still be remembered for those glamorous (and decadent) F1 parties/events with allocated VIP FI tickets...And of course a VIP table for the FI party!

Jeffry said...

SIC salah satu mercu tanda kebanggaan rakyat Malaysia.Salah satu faktor yang membuatkan orang luar tau kewujudan negara kita.Dengan adanya SIC memang merupakan promosi untuk memperkenalkan negara.Jawatan tertinggi hendaklah dipegang oleh orang yang berkelayakan dan boleh menjalankan segala tugas dengan baik.Beri keutamaan kepada rakyat Malaysia.Fahaman politik terserahlah.......baru keluar politik bukan masuk parti lain pun.Lagi pula SIC bukan hak mutlak UMNO.

a malaysian in riyadh said...

One is left wondering whether the duo are championing the cause of the party or their own interest? Shouldn't it be the interest of the country, above all else? Again, not a winning formula, just like the Brickendonbury misadventure, etc etc etc.
aMiR

donplaypuks said...

Why is anybody surprised?

This is what Ketuanan Melayu means. Plum jobs for the boys, dead-end scraps for others.

Nothing new since 1969, given an extra turbo charge in 1981 !!

donplaypuks at http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com

wak segen said...

Ahaaa...the witch goes hunting again.
First it was 'no tourism grants for 5 PR states' and now this.
This witch really does not know how to be original.
Even the words she used against Mokhzani are borrowed from his father.
Well how original can she be when she's not even an original 'she' anymore.
..hehhehe jangan mareh....

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

these 2 fellas should ask idris jala and tony to quit their respective posts then as i doubt they are umno members to begin with.

Wan said...

Nuraina,

Not that I m really in favor of AAB but I think Mahathir was the culprit behind not only your father's arrest but also all the countries woes. Perhaps this extract will give some insight:

Wan - 0193067230

In Malaysia, Signs of Government Reform


29 May 2008
Amid continuing political controversy, Badawi’s changes continue


Malaysian Prime Minister Ahmad Abdullah Badawi, under increasing attack from his predecessor for his handling of politically disastrous elections in March and other issues, has nonetheless been compiling an impressive record through his appointments of top officials in the civil service and government-linked companies (GLCs) such as the national air carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
Today, Badawi’s hold on power is increasingly tenuous after the cabinet kicked off a rebellion by agreeing to investigate former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on charges of having fixed judicial appointments during his 22-year tenure. In response, Mahathir angrily resigned from the United Malays National Organisation and is seeking to dethrone Badawi. Although so far he has officially lured few UMNO members away from the party, he retains strong support within it.
Nonetheless, the prime minister’s record as a government administrator stands in vivid contrast to Mahathir’s. In the two decades of Mahathir’s rule, one financial scandal after another beset the country. The Bumiputra Malaysia Finance affair in the early 1980s saw US$1 billion (RM3.2 billion in 2008 ringgit) go down the drain. An attempt to corner the world tin market in the 1980s is believed to have cost some US$500 million. Betting in foreign exchange futures cost Bank Negara Malaysia, the central bank, another RM30 billion in the 1990s.
Perwaja Steel, intended by Mahathir to be the cornerstone of Malaysia’s industrialization drive, is estimated to have resulted in losses of US$800 million. Mahathir’s appointee to take over the operation and fix it, Eric Chia, was charged with corruption for allegedly steering US$20 million to a Hong Kong-based company and into his own pockets. Brought to trial at Badawi’s insistence, Chia was abruptly freed when the judge ruled that the defense had no case to answer, a case that contributed to widespread disillusionment with Malaysia’s judicial system.
To say that Badawi inherited a mess is an understatement.
For example, Malaysia’s state-owned airline was driven to near bankruptcy with RM9.5 billion (US$2.94 billion) in debt under a Mahathir appointee, Tajuddin Ramli. The government bailed out Tajuddin by buying his 29 percent stake in 2001 for RM1.79 billion at RM8 per share when the market price was just RM3.62.
When Badawi brought in Idris Jala as chief executive officer in 2005, the airline had booked a loss of RM1.3 billion in that year alone. Idris, a former Shell executive, has turned the airline around, bringing it back into the black by increasing both yield and revenue. This was not without resistance from a pampered staff. In mid-2007, there was a silent strike among employees in protest of Idris's painful policies.
"What does he (Idris) know about airlines? He is from an oil and gas company. MAS is not just a multi-national, it has plays a role in nation building," complained an UMNO member and Mahathir loyalist.
But Idris's appointment was significant, says a senior analyst with a Kuala Lumpur think tank. "First, Idris Jala is a Kelabit from Sarawak and a Christian. He was the first non-Malay non-Muslim to be appointed to head a GLC. Second, Idris Jala was previously employed by Shell and had an excellent track record. Third, Idris has succeeded in improving MAS, both in operationally and financially," she told Asia Sentinel in an email interview.
Besides MAS, other GLCs have been infused with new blood plucked from private industry. In February, Jamaludin Ibrahim, the former chief executive officer of Malaysia’s most successful telecommunications of company, Maxis Communications Bhd, joined Telekom Malaysia (TM), the privatized national telecommunication company, as its new group chief executive officer. Jamaluddin had grown Maxis since its listing in 2002 from RM11 billion to RM40 billion.
Another major reform by Badawi was renegotiating contracts between the national electricity provider, Tenaga Nasional Bbhd, and independent power producers, many of whom, connected to UMNO, had inflated production contracts. Long-term power purchase agreements required Tenaga to buy a fixed amount of power from the producers regardless of utilization. Under the new terms, leases have been extended to accommodate lower compulsory power purchases, which translates into lower fixed costs for Tenaga.
Badawi's appointees have also improved several government departments, particularly immigration, national registration and inland revenue. Applying for passports, compulsory identification cards and paying income taxes is now easier and faster. A sluggish civil service has been a perennial complaint among Malaysians as they plan their visits to government departments around the numerous tea breaks that civil servants are notoriously known to take. It was a problem that confounded Mahathir himself, who famously made civil servants wear name tags to give taxpayers the names of the offending bureaucrats so they could complain about them. Mahathir himself took to wearing a name tag, as did his ministers. It didn’t make government work any faster.
At one point, the drive to get people to change their old identity cards to the new MyKad, a multipurpose digital smart identification card, turned almost comical. As the deadline for to apply for the new cards approached, the government held a contest to motivate Malaysians. The deadline was extended repeatedly until people queued from as early as 6 am on the last day. In the end, the fine for late application was negligible. The contest was cancelled, leaving participants disappointed.
Just before the election this year, the government formed Pemudah, a task force comprising top civil servants and private sector officials with the goal of reforming the civil service and GLCs. Among its achievements listed in its website are improvements in the same departments and cutting more red tape for businesses, foreign investors and expatriates.
Opposition politicians have called Pemudah an election gimmick in response to flak for not doing enough. Nonetheless, governmental procedures are undeniably faster. Passport renewals, for instance, which used to take days, can now be completed in a single day – within two hours for early arrivals -- and they can be paid for by credit card.
Women have also made headway under Badawi, who appointed Rafia Salim as the first woman vice-chancellor of University of Malaya, the country’s oldest and most prestigious university. Another, Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hassan, was appointed vice chancellor in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in the same year. Other key appointments include Zarinah Anwar, formerly the legal head of Shell Malaysia, as chairman of the Securities Commission, and Nik Ramlah as managing director.
Badawi’s accomplishments, however, have been compromised in the eyes of United Malays National Organisation stalwarts as one after another Mahathir’s beloved projects, with their money-spinning contracts for rent-seeking party members and cronies, were scaled down or stopped. A second bridge to Singapore, which the government had planned to build halfway and then to destroy Malaysia’s half of the existing bridge for force the island republic to go along with its plans, was scrapped, which infuriated Mahathir. Proton, the national car that Mahathir shepherded into existence against the advice of planners and which has incurred billions of dollars of debt, has been sidelined although it continues in existence. Early on, Badawi vetoed a US$3.8 billion national railroad contract to a consortium controlled by Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, Malaysia’s richest man and a close crony of Mahathir’s.
Badawi has been forced by political weakness to scale back his plans to kill other Mahathir projects, including the Bakun Dam in Sarawak, which is considered to be a multi-billion dollar white elephant. In addition, he has been personally hampered by allegations that his son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin, has exerted undue influence on government contracts. An associate, Patrick Lim, has been under fire for his perceived closeness to Abdullah Badawi – so close, in fact, that he was nicknamed Patrick Badawi, raising questions over government land deals.
Badawi has been perceived as detached. He has occasionally fallen asleep during public meetings, and the sense of drift within the government is undeniable as he has veered from issue to issue without resolving many of them. Today, he is struggling to stay in power while support in within UMNO rallies behind Mahathir. It remains to be seen how the contest will play itself out. But if he goes it appears he will leave a stronger, more efficient government behind him, and more rational GLCs.

Anonymous said...

I DO BELIEVE...still about the money !! MK

A Voice said...

Bodoh dah tak boleh diajar dan didek!

kareem said...

Takde siapa yang boleh kata SIC tu milik UMNO. Tapi jelas juga kita harus menentang bila ada orang yang buat SIC macam harta benda kaum keluarga dia! Dalah hal Mokhzani, sudah tentulah dia tak nak lepaskan post SIC dia tu. Kalau lepas, mestilah event company milik isteri dan adik beradik dia yang lain tak boleh nak organize event2 besar2an untuk F1 lagi. Mesti lah nak pegang post unutk kebaikan keluarga jugak!

yanti75 said...

Kak, I heard Mokhzani's wife also involved in some F1 events right? If that is so, well, I dont know, probably she also wants his husband to hold his SIC post because, well. In that way they STILL can organize more F1 events in the future? If that's the case, it will be unfair, projects and deals would still fall to people around him and close in his life (like his own family and friends?). What about the other people who want to get hold of these projects? I think other people deserve a chance too! This budaya "networking" has to stop! And if it is true people likeMokhzani is doing this, then I'm all for him to step down. Let's hope the next SIC post is taken over by someone better.

mis_tey said...

Wan said: Not that I m really in favor of AAB but I think Mahathir was the culprit behind not only your father's arrest but also all the countries woes. Perhaps this extract will give some insight..,

===================================

Hello, Wan,

Don't talk rubbish if you dont know the culprit who had Pak Samad arrested.

So JANGAN MENABUR FITNAH.

In fact, it was Dr Mahathir who had Pak Samad released the moment he became PM.

So you dont talk kok.

daniel said...

Found this floating around somewhere and apparently there might be some proof that we can discuss about too..

"Mokhzani who has recently quit UMNO should step down as the SIC (Sepang International Circuit) because the Minister of Tourism is not in favour of him. Mokhzani insist that he does not get paid but the event organizer for all the events is organized by his wife’s company. Mokhzani’s wife’s brothers are also involved in this issue."

Hah! What now??!

merdekame said...

If it IS true like I've read that Mokhzani was made SIC chairman because he had a waaaay big levearage because he was Mahathir's son. Dagnamit! Get him kicked out. All who use such measures for own personal family and friends benefits should NOT be entititled to hold posts! If that is the case, Mokhzani, your time is up.

phillix-starscreamer said...

chronyism alert! chronyism alert! tun m's accusations on pak lah and nepotism and the likes are not justified because lookie, he's guilty of the same too!

BrightEyes said...

By trying to defend his job at Sepang, Mokhzani has unwittingly exposed the family connections & deals inside. Perhaps this is Badawi's plan to show everyone the blatantly obvious: that Dr.M is also guilty of the nepotism that he's accusing him of.

I guess this explains why everything at Sepang is so darned expensive: from t-shirts to plan 'ol mineral water...

Anonymous said...

Madam Minister has actually confirmed that "30% Bumiputera allocation" as per the NEP is indeed for the "selected and connected to UMNO".

Mokhzani being the son of the ex premier and connected to UMNO was given the post. (I cannot see any other reason but this). The appointment has not only brought him fame but fortune to him, his wife and in laws.

The followings can be deduced :-
a) 30% meant for Bumiputera is actually for UMNO Putera;
b) Once the UMNO Putera gets the appointment, the chain reaction continues ie make my wife, my family, in laws, my friends rich. All contracts need not be open- tendered. Give to those connected to me. I declare during Board meeting that I abstain from decision making but who dares to question after all I am the Chairman. My conscience is clear. I am UMNO Putera and the priviledges I, my family etc receive is part of our right as the "selected 30% of Bumiputera" in this country.
c) Isnt the appointment of the UMNO Putera a manipulation of the NEP? Isnt the award of contracts to those connected to the UMNO Putera an abuse of his position? What does that connote? Corruption? No transparency?
d)What if he is no longer UMNO Putera? Can he still hold the post? Would his decision that can arouse abuse practices be questioned?

Conclusion :- the idea of 30% bumiptera priviledges is all bull shit. It makes only those selected and connected rich. It is pathetic that these people who become rich through such connections have no qualms and shame in showing off their wealth. Perhaps have no bloody inclination of how the ordinary rakyats live. (Not that they were born with silver spoon either)

These are the people whose family members, family friends, people who are connected to them are leaders, ex leaders, leaders in waiting. And yet these leaders talk about reforms, corruption, transparency, perjuangan bangsa and rakyat.

Perhaps org2 kampung can be taken in with your sweet talk, with pop stars singing at your (BN) campaigns. Ignorant of how your lifestyles are. Think again. One of the reasons for your loss is arrogance (also your ignorance).

If a leader cannot reform his family, etc, how is he to lead and reform this country?

A word of advice to leaders and leaders wanna be - take a serious crash course on humility, transparency and accountability.

Why? Bcos "jangan syok sendiri dan berdiri di awang-awangan. Rakyat tidak buta dan tidak tuli".

tualang3 said...

I don't know. Man in general has been behaving strangely when comes to opportunities. Has it not been like that since the beginning of time? Satu untuk awak dua untuk saya...It should be `bersatu kita maju bercerai kita layu dan lesu.'

mekyam said...

Wan said... Nuraina, Not that I m really in favor of AAB but I think Mahathir was the culprit behind not only your father's arrest but also all the countries woes.

Aduhai, kesiannya dia ni! Otak letak kat bontot ke apa? :D

Punyalah usaha sakan nak menfitnah sampai tergamak piuh cerita Pak Samad kat anak beliau sendiri.

Kena sebiji ngan mis_tey, kau!

[Bet you and family are quite "enlightened" by this Wan, Ena. :D]

Taiko kilang kasut bata said...

Cuba la pikir skit, semua. Anak Mahathir camano plak dapat jadik pengerusi SIC tuh? Kroni! Ni Pak Lah dengan Tun Mahathir ni dua-dua main tukar-tukar kroni... 2 kali 5, 5 kali 2. Baik kita bersihkan sajer jentera kerajaan daripada pengaruh dan anak pinak owang besar UMNO cam nih... baik Pak Lah mahupun Tun M. Dua-dua nak jaga kepentingan sendiri dan kepentingan keluarga... rakyat pula terkapai kapai seperti biasa!

Mok Za Ni said...

Correct, correct, correct. Big fat posts of big fat companies are for UMNO only. UMNO is a party where you join and you get proctection and priviledge. Mokhzani should know this since his father was once the kingpin of UMNO who get to decide who gets what.

Anyway this club is sinking and very soon this people must be make to plant their own ubi kayu.

daniel said...

If Tun M is so hard on claiming Pak Lah n KJ issue so wrong whatever. But what I read here Tun M's family also equally in the same league? Why double standards ar, why Tun M not looking at his own family first via Mokhzani and SIC issue before fire bullets to Abdullah??

wak segen said...

Wan..waduhh waduhh Wan... kamu siap bagi nombor telefon ya...Ada yang marah nanti...Enak enak saja ya kau Wan..
Wak tak marah.. cuma Wak nak cakap, tentang Pak Samad di tangkap oleh Mahathir itu cakap orang gendeng, goblok, mbelerr...
Ena...sorry Wak posting dua kali, tak boley tahan baca cerita orang gendeng ni...hehhehe jangan mareh...

phillix-starscreamer said...

ala tun M memang double standard one la all these while. tuding jari ajer pandai kat pak lah tu. see, he himself TWICE as guilty. we're talking about not only mokhzani but the wife and her brothers as well. sigh. tepi lah, mokhzani. tepilah, tun m!!

MMcrossings said...

Aloo Wan,

thanks for the lengthy article. One thing does not make sense.

If government showing signs of reform, why the heck BN lost terribly on the last election? .

BN should have got much better result during the rule of Dr.M if such reform is really taking place. But NO!

So what really?