Usaha Untuk Melagakan Zahid dan Muhyiddin Gagal


Saya terbaca di akhbar kononnya YAB Dato Sri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi telah meminta Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin keluar UMNO secara sukarela. Saya agak pasti ada sesuatu yang kurang tepat mengenai perkara ini, apatah lagi saya tahu keakraban antara kedua pemimpin ini.

Jangkaan saya tepat apabila semalam pihak akhbar itu telah menarik balik kenyataan itu dan memperbetulkan laporannya. Berita yang di siarkan adalah tafsiran penulis terhadap jawapan yang di berikan oleh Dato Sri Zahid Hamidi dalam suatu sidang media. BH Buat pembetulan (klik sini)


Namun selepas itu, ada pula yang “ingin tumpang semangkuk” untuk melagakan kedua pemimpin ini. Tak habis -habis mereka ni nak melaga-lagakan pemimpin Islam kita. Saya rasa sampai masanya kita ambil tindakan keatas media media yang suka menimbulkan sengketa ini.baca seterusnya





( As Published in Chinesse Newspaper)

The newly appointed deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid had in many occasions revealed that he has a Chinese foster father.However, not many people knew about the relationship of the two of them began from the peddling of ice cream.The small ice cream became the origin of connection between the two generations of different ethnicity, even many years after Ahmad Zahid had come to the fore in political arena, and he could still recall the past story with deep emotion.Although there was no ritual ceremony being held, he had respectfully called the Chinese ice cream seller “bapa angkat”; even after his foster father passed away, he still provides assistance to the family of his foster father whenever they are in need.

This is the story between Ahmad Zahid and his “foster father” Chen Jin Ting (translated name).

More than half a century ago, in his twenties and thirties, Chen Jin Ting who was not highly educated, would have to leave home to make a living every day at noon.

At the rear seat of his bicycle was a large iron bucket containing ice cubes and ice cream, he would cycle from his house at Simpang Tiga, Hilir Perak to about three kilometers away selling ice cream.

Along the road there were a few national primary schools, the students would rush to him excitedly to buy ice cream; suddenly there was a Malay boy yelling: “Mari-mari, mari sini beli aiskrim!”, and more school children were being attracted by the voice and bought ice cream from Chen Jin Ting.

Being helper for six years

Sometimes there would be a naughty child who took away the ice cream without paying money, the Malay boy would act as a “little boss” to get back money for Chen Jin Ting.

After a hard day’s work, Chen Jin Ting would reward the Malay boy who had a sense of justice with an ice cream; the boy was so happy and would returned with a smile on his face.

Since then, whenever Chen Jin Ting peddled for ice cream, the kid would come forward to help after school.

The small boy was Ahmad Zahid who was then studying in standard one. In his six years’ education in primary school, he had cultivated deep feelings with Chen Jin Ting.

Ahmad Zahid’s hometown was in Sungai Nipah Darat, Bagan Datoh, Teluk Intan, he left his home town after his primary education to study in secondary school in Ipoh and thus putting an end to the little story.

Thinking about Chen Jin Ting when talking about Zahid’s foster father

Chen Yong Zhong said the life was hard during his late father’s time. Chen Jin Ting used to work as an odd job labourer and ice cream peddler; he bought the whole Ais Potong and cut them into small pieces and put them in iron bucket, and then rode on a bicycle to peddle the ice cream from morning for miles and miles of road.

“Subsequently my father changed his job to sell biscuits, I used to help him in selling biscuits when I was small, life was difficult then,” he said.

When Chen Jin Ting was selling ice cream, there were also many ice cream peddlers, the competition was fierce.
However, said Chen Yong Zhong, Ahmad Zahid seemed to be quite congenial with his father, Zahid liked to help his father and both of them had built up close relationship.

When asked about how Ahmad Zahid called his father “bapa angkat”, Cheng Yong Zhong said he was not sure about this, but he believed that Ahmad Zahid called his father “Ah Ting”, but when talking to outsiders he would address him as foster father, and his father had never rejected the title.

Even though the story happened half a century ago, and his father had passed away, Chen Yong Zhong felt that it was a warm and interesting memory, at least now that the residents around Simpang Tiga would remember Chen Jin Ting when someone mentioned about Ahmad Zahid’s foster father.

Takes initiative to mention about foster father

After he became a minister, Ahmad Zahid had openly announced that Chen Jin Ting was his “Bapa Angkat”, even during the interview with the media he had also mentioned that he had got a foster father.

Chen Yong Zhong recalled that at one time during the general election Ahmad Zahid went back to his home town quite frequently, every time when he held political talk at the Simpang Tiga public hall, he would invite Chen Jin Ting to attend the talk, and during the session he would ask Chen Jin Ting to rise and introduce him to the public that Chen Jin Ting was his foster father.

At the beginning of his political career, Ahmad Zahid had seen his meteoric rise on the top, Chen Jin Ting had then predicted that he would have a successful political career, Chen Yong Zhong said, “Probably this is the reason Ahmad Zahid was grateful to my father.”

Still remembers foster mother even though foster father passed away

He remembered his father passed away in 1999, it was also the year where general election was held, at that time his father was not feeling well, Ahmad Zahid had specially asked someone to fetch his father to polling station for voting. More than ten days later, his father had passed away.

During the general election in 2008, Ahmad Zahid came back to Teluk Intan for campaigning; he had specially visited the late Chen Jin Ting’s wife Guo Jin Luan.

“On that day I was sitting at the coffee shop, Ahmad Zahid came in and asked me ‘Is your mother in?’ After which he straight away entered the house, holding my mother’s hand and talked to her fondly,” he added.

Chen Yong Zhong said as he was not well versed in Malay, he only had a brief conversation with Ahmad Zahid. He was five years younger than Ahmad Zahid, hence most of the incidents happened in childhood were related by his father.
“During the general elections, whenever he came back to attend the political talks, he would hold on to my shoulder when we met, we are just like brothers,” he said.

Helping to settle the medical bill

In 2011, Chen Jin Ting’s son-in-law was sent to the National Heart Institute (IJN) for treatment, he stayed in the hospital for more than ten days, the medical bill came up to more than RM40,000, the whole family was worried about how to settle for the payment.

During that time, Ahmad Zahid had engaged a MCA secretary to help him in handling some political affairs, Chen Jin Ting’s family members informed the MCA secretary that they wished to meet up with Ahmad Zahid if he happened to come back to Simpang Tiga Umno division.

Chen Yong Zhong said his mother Guo Jin Luan and younger sister was able to meet with Ahmad Zahid. After reading IJN’s letter which had requested for the payment for medical expenses, Ahmad Zahid promised to help to solve the problem. Subsequently the medical bill was settled.

“The incident had impressed upon the whole family, we are grateful to him for his help,” he said.

Relationships strengthened when foster father joined MCA

When Ahmad Zahid joined Umno, Chen Jin Ting was also being appointed as MCA branch chairman, the relationship between them became closer as they shared the same political ideology.

Chen Yong Zhong said more than 30 years ago, there was no MCA branch in Simpang Tiga, his father’s friends suggested that he rent a shop house to set up the MCA branch upstairs, and to open up a coffee shop at the ground floor, his father could also become the branch chairman.

“Subsequently, my father used his savings to rent the shop house, besides running a business, he also became the first Simpang Tiga MCA branch chairman, at that time there were more than 100 members,” he said.

Zahid’s nickname–“38 car number plate”

Chen Yong Zhong admitted that he hoped Ahmad Zahid would bring more development to Simpang Tiga area such as building more factories to increase the population, so that business in the area would be more flourished.

“Apart from this, a few years ago the Perak state government had mulled to build a bridge across the Perak River linking Bagan Datoh and Kayan, Manjung, we hope it could be implemented as soon as possible in order to stir up the economic activities in the surrounding areas,” he said.

The “38” number plate is also Ahmad Zahid’s nickname!

Chen Yong Fu (55), the second son of Chen Jin Ting said, when Ahmad Zahid first contested the Bagan Datoh parliamentary constituency in 1995, his father was still alive. His father told him about the story that Ahmad Zahid had used to help him in selling ice cream.

“My father told me that the ‘number 38 boy’ might contest in the general election,” he recalled.

“38” was actually the number of Ahmad Zahid’s car plate, and it was also the favorite number of the Chinese, that was also one of the reasons his father was impressed by Ahmad Zahid.

The kind little boy had become DPM

In the heart of the family members of Chen Jin Ting, what kind of person Ahmad Zahid is?

Although they had never really got together, whenever they mentioned about Ahmad Zahid, the family members of the late Chen Jin Ting would talk non-stop with fervor and assurance. “From the story relating to his childhood, we knew that he was a little child with kind hearted and simplicity, and also at that time he must be extremely active!”

Like friend and also like father and son

Chen Yong Guo (49), the youngest son of Chen Jin Ting told reporters that the relationship between Ahmad Zahid and his late father was like friends and also like father and son. They were like friend because they helped each other; and they were like father and son because of their age gap.

“My mom said occasionally Ahmad Zahid will come and visit them, he will also tell the people around him that she is his foster mother, but my mother is not well versed in Malay language, there was not much conversation,” he said.

He related his mother’s words saying that in those years when his father was selling ice cream, he had talked about the little Ahmad Zahid, a kind hearted Malay boy who used to help him selling ice cream.

Chen Yong Guo said his mother did not put these things in her mind; she and her family members did not expect the Malay boy would one day become the present deputy Prime Minister.

He pointed out that his mother could remember very well that she and her daughter had sought Ahmad Zahid’s assistance to settle the hospital bill of her son-in-law, she was grateful with Ahmad Zahid’s help, and felt that he was a good person.

Did not go through ritual ceremony

After many efforts in asking the way, Nanyang Siang Pau reporters had finally arrive at the coffee shop in Simpang Tiga, unfortunately Chen Jin Ting had passed away.

They managed to interview Chen Yong Zhong (57), the eldest son of Chen Jin Ting.

Touching on the issue of which his father was addressed by Ahmad Zahid as foster father, Chen Yong Zhong said with a smile: “That’s what he mention about!”

He told reporter that he was informed about the story regarding ice cream peddling by his late father, it seemed that the story had inscribed on his father’s memory.

Chen Yong Zhong said his father passed away 16 years ago at the age of 65 because of cancer. If his father were still alive, he would be 81 by now. He learned from his father’s mouth about the story of his father and Ahmad Zahid when he grew up.

“In the 70s, Ahmad Zahid was twenty or thirty years old and was working, he would come back to visit his parents in home town once in a while and would incidentally came to the sundry shop to buy newspapers, at that time my father had already operating the coffee shop, he would come to have a chit chat with my father. I was wondering who this guy was? Why did he come to our place from time to time? Subsequently, I came to know about the story after being told by my father.

“I remembered my father told me when he was peddling ice cream, this particular Malay boy had often helped him to attract customers; I felt that he and my father was just like what the Chinese said ‘It must be fated’, both of them were like friends,” he added.

He said with a smile, Ahmad Zahid told people that his father was his foster father but actually they did not hold any ritual ceremony on that, Ahmad Zahid was just too polite.



Selepas ucapan YAB Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkenaan cubaan menguling kerajaan oleh sesetengah pihak melalui cara pintu belakang (Back Door) pelbagai reaksi telah di terima . Buat mereka yang jarang mengikuti perkembangan, mereka terus menuding jari kepada Tan Sri Mahyuddin Yassin bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri. Ini telah di perkuatkan lagi apabila Zahid menyebut orang yang mendalangi usaha tersebut merupakan pemimpin UMNO. Semasa merasmikan mesyuarat Perwakilan UMNO Bahagian Ampang, Zahid memberitahu beliau tahu siapa dalang kepada usaha -usaha untuk menjatuhkan Kerajaan melalui “Statutory Declaration” yang bakal di tandatangani oleh Ahli ahli Parlimen nanti tetapi beliau tidak akan menyebut namanya dan yakin perkara ini akan terdedah dengan sendirinya.


Namun begitu, dalam tercari-cari jawapan kepada teka teki di atas, tiba -tiba Pembangkang Lim Kit Siang mula bersuara dan menegaskan bahawa ianya adalah bukan satu kesalahan Jenayah dan Statutory Declaration merupakan satu proses demokrasi  dalam Parlimen. Beliau turut mengambarkan seolah-olah Dato Seri Zahid selaku  Menteri Dalam Negeri telah menganggap bahawa Pemimpin dalam UMNO yang di tuduh itu telah melakukan satu kesalahan jenayah dan tindakan menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri adalah dalam perimeter undang -undang dan tidak bersabit kepada seksyen 124B (Penal Code).

Persoalannya ialah, mengapa Lim Kit Siang bersungguh -sungguh mempertahankan isu ini? Adakah beliau tahu sesuatu dan telah merancangkan sesuatu? Adakah Individu dalam UMNO itu telah mendapatkan nasihat dan menagih sokongan dari parti DAP juga?


Selaku seorang Menteri Dalam Negeri, Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi bertanggungjawab dan ianya tertakluk di bawah bidang kuasanya untuk menyekat mana -mana gerakan subversif atau konspirasi jahat untuk mengulingkan Kerajaan yang sah kerana ianya mungkin dapat mengancam dan menganggu keamanan negara.

“Kita perlu beringat dan ambil langkah proaktif seandainya usaha -usaha menjatuhkan Kerajaan ini akan sampai ke tahap yang membawa keganasan. Pihak ke 3 yang berkepentingan akan mengambil peluang dan memanipulasi keadaan dengan menimbulkan pelbagai aktiviti keganasan yang bakal melihatkan pertumpahan darah. Ini adalah tidak mustahil memandangkan faktor-faktor luaran yang kurang senang dengan pencapaian negara. “

Sebagai rakyat Malaysia, kita perlu pelihara keamanan yang kita sedang kecapi selama ini dan perlu berterima kasih kepada usaha pihak keselamatan terutamanya PDRM yang berjaya menghidu usaha “jijik ” ini dan berharap agar ianya dapat di bendung dengan segera. Di Malaysia kita ditadbir dengan Demokrasi, jika anda inginkan sesuatu gunakkan Hak anda untuk mengundi menjelang PILIHANRAYA UMUM kelak.





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Kunjungan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi baru- baru ini ke Sarawak telah di sambut oleh Ketua Menteri di kediamannya Damai Jaya. Tan Sri Adenan Satem dan  isteri Puan Sri Jamilah Anu turut di sertai oleh Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya yang memimpin bacaan doa bagi memberkati majlis.

Semasa berucap di suatu Majlis Perhimpunan Raya di Stadium Tertutup Sarawak, Ketua Menteri berkata bahawa Sarawak akan sentiasa berdiri teguh bersama Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Sarawak beruntung kerana 7 anak Sarawak telah di lantik sebagai Menteri penuh dan banyak lagi sebagai Timbalan Menteri di dalam kabinetnya. Banyak projek berbentuk pembangunan serta infrastruktur telah di bawa ke Sarawak.

Sememangnya kehadiran YAB Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi selaku Timbalan Perdana Menteri sangat tepat pada masanya. Ini dapat di lihat pada malam Perhimpunan bersama penjawat awam yang telah memenenuhi ruang di Stadium Tertutup . Karisma serta Tokoh Kepimpinan Zahid jelas terlihat apabila beramah mesra bukan sahaja dengan ahli politik bahkan dengan penjawat awam yang kelihatan seperti seorang kenalan lama.

Kesimpulannya, rakyat masih yakin dengan pemerintahan Kerajaan pimpinan Barisan Nasional. Rakyat Sarawak kini lebih matang dan lebih pentingkan pembangunan dan kemudahan infrastruktur dan kerajaan BN pimpinan Perdana Menteri telah menunaikan janji serta menunjukkan bukti bahawa Rakyat di Sarawak juga di utamakan.

Zahid Hamidi: Friend or Foe Of The Secret Societies ?

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) is among the most important and challenging ministry in the administrative structures and our national security. As such, the Home Minister is always under scrutiny and subject to unending cynical criticisms.

During Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussain Onn’s tenure as the Home Minister, he became synonymous with the labeling as ‘Minister of Warnings’ because of his issuing endless warnings after warnings without enforcing the laws.

During Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s time now as the current Home Minister, he is regarded as ‘No Action ; Talk Only’ because of his ministry’s failure to take affirmative action on many issues despite having grade ‘A’ solid incriminating evidences.

As a matter of fact, many of those who became Home Minister faced many challenges and issues that darkened their political futures. It is a political curse since the era of Musa Hitam who held that position when he was implicated with the Kg.Memali issues.

The biggest challenge that Ahmad Zahid Hamidi faces today is the case of Paul Phua, the King of Illegal Gambling who has been arrested in Las Vegas, United States of America.

Ahmad Zahid, as the Minister of Home Affairs has been asked by Paul Phua’s attorney in Malaysia, Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah and his lawyer in the United States of America, the law firm of Messrs. Chesnoff & Schonfeld to clarify the status of Paul Phua in this country.

This is because Paul is listed as a member of 14K, the international organized crime syndicate based in Hong Kong.

According to Shafee he asked Ahmad Zahid to explain the status of Paul Phua to the FBI and his advocate regarding Paul’s involvement with 14K.

“I wrote (to Zahid) around August to give the full name of the subject (Phua) and I also asked, “Can you please clarify whether Phua is a member of the 14K triad? ”

“Interestingly, the Minister only replied two months later – he did not respond immediately to the letter because he received information from the police that Phua was not a member of the 14K triad.”


Zahid in his letter to the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) stated that Paul is not a member of 14k. This fact can not be avoided because Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar as the Inspector General of The Royal Malaysian Police stated that the said group does not exist in Malaysia.

“I can only emphasize that although the 14K (an international organized crime group) does not exist here, there are Malaysians abroad who are known as members of this secret society” said Khalid.

Paul Phua and his son are facing charges of running an illegal gambling operation in Las Vegas last year.

US authorities are accusing Phua of being a member of the triad based in Hong Kong, based on information according to them which was supplied by the RMP.

So whether Paul Phua is involved with 14K activities abroad is leaning more towards international intelligence by the Malaysian Police rather than based upon facts or evidence obtained in Malaysia which is the jurisdiction of the RMP.

So it is not fair for the proceedings in the Courts of the United States of America to take into account the intelligence information by the RMP to the detriment of the said case.

Is Zahid Friendly towards Secret Societies?

Several opposition leaders and the Malaysiakini portal accused Ahmad Zahid as being friendly towards secret societies because in the letter it also declared Paul Phua as a person who helps the police in matters of national security of this country.

If read in passing then there might be some truth that Ahmad Zahid is protecting Paul Phua.

However, in the field of security and underworld intelligence,  revealing that Paul Phua is a whistleblower to the Malaysian Police might be a death sentence for Phua if he was truly involved with this international organized crime syndicate known as 14K.

Paul Phua’s involvement with international secret societies are mere assumptions based upon limited intelligence sources. The government may not be able to arrest or take action against him based on this information.

By announcing to the FBI and the US Courts that Paul Phua “assists the government in matters of security” could imply that Paul is a government informant.

In this case, if he was really a member of the triad, his life is already in grave danger, whether to seek protection as a witness or bound to face the death threat from the secret society involved.

Actually, Ahmad Zahid’s letter is a two-pronged strategy that is quite brilliant.

If Paul had nothing to do with the international gangsters involved, then there is no reason to continue to label him as a  triad member.

If he is a member of the triad, the announcement that he is a “whistleblower” for the Malaysian government implicitly carries the death penalty.

So in what way would such a letter that is full of diplomacy but equally very dangerous could serve as evidence that Ahmad Zahid is friendly towards the triads?

In fact the letter involved ought to be a proof of the WISDOM of Ahmad Zahid in managing matters of national security.


Bajet 2015 – Bajet Rakyat ?

KUALA LUMPUR: Berikut ialah intipati Bajet 2015 yang dibentangkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak yang juga Menteri Kewangan di Dewan Rakyat hari ini.

Bajet 2015 bertemakan “Ekonomi Keperluan Rakyat.”

Bajet 2015 menggariskan tujuh strategi utama iaitu memperkukuhkan pertumbuhan ekonomi, memantapkan tadbir urus fiskal, mengupaya modal insan dan keusahawanan, memperkasa agenda Bumiputera, memartabatkan peranan wanita, membangunkan program transformasi belia negara dan mensejahtera rakyat.

Bajet 2015 memperuntukkan RM273.9 bilion, peningkatan RM9.8 bilion berbanding peruntukan asal 2014.

*RM223.4 bilion bagi perbelanjaan mengurus, RM50.5 bilion untuk perbelanjaan pembangunan.

* RM65.6 bilion untuk emolumen, RM38.1 bilion untuk perkhidmatan dan bekalan.

* Di bawah peruntukan pembangunan, sektor ekonomi menerima agihan RM29.3 bilion

* Peruntukan untuk sektor sosial merangkumi pendidikan, kesihatan, perumahan dan kesejahteraan masyarakat (RM12.6 bilion).

* Peruntukan sektor keselamatan (RM4.9 bilion)

* Kutipan hasil kerajaan Persekutuan untuk 2015, diunjurkan RM235.2 bilion, meningkat RM10.2 bilion berbanding 2014.

* Pertumbuhan ekonomi dijangka kekal kukuh pada kadar 5 hingga 6 peratus, manakala defisit fiskal dijangka berkurangan kepada 3 peratus.

* Anggaran RM23.2 bilion hasil kutipan menerusi pelaksanaan cukai barang dan perkhidmatan (GST) pada 2015.

* Barangan dengan anggaran nilai RM3.8 bilion dikecualikan GST.

* Pemansuhan cukai jualan dan perkhidmatan (SST) menjurus kepada kehilangan hasil kerajaan RM13.8 bilion.

* RM4.9 bilion disalurkan untuk keperluan rakyat melalui pakej-pakej bantuan, contohnya tambahan BRIM.

* Hasil kutipan bersih GST berbaki RM690 juta.

* Kerajaan akan terus menyediakan ekosistem yang kondusif dan komprehensif bagi melonjak pelaburan domestik dan asing.

* Projek infrastruktur 2015; membina Lebuh Raya Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang sepanjang 59km dengan kos RM5.3 bilion; Lebuh Raya Pantai Barat dari Taiping ke Banting (276km/RM5 bilion); Lebuh Raya Damansara-Shah Alam (47km/RM4.2 bilion); Lebuh Raya Lingkaran Luar Kuala Lumpur-Hubungan Timur (36km/RM1.6 bilion); menaik taraf landasan keretapi sektor Pantai Timur (RM150 juta), pembinaan MRT Jajaran Kedua dari Selayang ke Putrajaya (56km/RM23 bilion), Projek LRT3 hubungkan Bandar Utama-Shah Alam-Klang (RM9 bilion).

* Projek Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex dengan nilai pelaburan RM69 bilion, dijangka wujudkan lebih 10,000 pekerjaan.

* Dana pinjaman sustainable mobility fund RM70 juta bagi membangunkan industri pembuatan kenderaan elektrik, sebagai permulaan 50 bas elektrik akan diperkenalkan.

* RM100 juta Dana Industri Kandungan Digital Industri bagi memajukan industri kreatif negara.

* RM2.7 bilion untuk pembinaan seribu menara pencawang telekomunikasi baharu dan pembinaan kabel dasar laut dalam tempoh tiga tahun bagi meningkatkan keupayaan jalur lebar berkelajuan tinggi

* Kerajaan mensasarkan 29.4 juta pelancong asing dengan jangkaan pendapatan RM89 bilion, sempena ‘Malaysia – Year of Festivals 2015’.

* RM316 juta diperuntukkan di bawah Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan.

* TEKUN sediakan RM500 juta untuk pembiayaan keusahawanan iaitu RM350 juta (usahawan Bumiputera), RM50 juta (usahawan muda India), RM50 juta (usahawan wanita muda), RM50 juta (program pembangunan usahawan bekas tentera)

* Pinjaman mudah RM50 juta untuk PKS kaum Cina, manakala penjaja dan peniaga kecil (RM30 juta).

* RM2.7 bilion untuk pembinaan seribu menara pencawang telekomunikasi baharu dan pembinaan kabel dasar laut dalam tempoh tiga tahun bagi meningkatkan keupayaan jalur lebar berkelajuan tinggi

* Penjualan runcit minyak petrol RON95, diesel dan LPG diberikan pelepasan GST.

* Kadar penggunaan elektrik yang tidak dikenakan GST dinaikan daripada 200 unit kepada 300 unit pertama.

* Kadar cukai pendapatan individu akan dikurangkan satu hingga tiga peratus, 300,000 pembayar cukai pendapatan, tidak lagi perlu membayar.

* Golongan berkeluarga berpendapatan RM4,000 sebulan, tidak lagi mempunyai tanggungan cukai.

* Bagi tahun taksiran 2016, kadar cukai pendapatan syarikat dikurangkan satu mata peratusan daripada 25 kepada 24 peratus, manakala kadar cukai pendapatan syarikat kecil dan sederhana dikurangkan satu mata daripada 20 kepada 19 peratus.

* Kerajaan memperuntukkan RM40.5 bilion untuk pelbagai subsidi pada 2014.

* Kerajaan akan membangunkan satu mekanisme baharu pemberian subsidi petroleum dalam masa terdekat.

* RM56 bilion diperuntukkan kepada Kementerian Pendidikan untuk biayai pelbagai program pengajaran dan pembelajaran.

* Kerajaan akan bina 12 sekolah baharu iaitu tujuh sekolah rendah, 3 buah sekolah menengah dan dua sekolah berasrama penuh.

* RM1.2 bilion untuk program Transformasi Vokasional dan Teknik

* RM800 juta diperuntukkan untuk aspek keselamatan, persekitaran pembelajaran dan penyelenggaraan fasiliti pendidikan

* Kos bil elektrik dan air semua sekolah jenis kebangsaan di bawah Kementerian Pendidikan dibayar sepenuhnya dengan siling RM5,000 sebulan berbanding kuota RM2,000 sebelum ini

* RM3 bilion diperuntukkan untuk tajaan pelajaran – RM1.9 bilion melalui tajaan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA), Kementerian Pendidikan (RM759 juta) dan Kementerian Kesihatan (RM258 juta)

* Sehingga kini, seramai 2.1 juta rakyat Malaysia telah mengambil pinjaman Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) berjumlah RM47.8 bilion, bagaimanapun, setakat 31 Ogos 2014, hanya RM5.36 bilion atau 46 peratus daripada RM11.76 bilion pinjaman telah dikutip.

* Setakat 2010, seramai 174,000 peminjam PTPTN langsung tidak pernah membayar balik pinjaman, kerajaan akan mengambil langkah baru yang setimpal dan sewajarnya kepada mereka.

* Rebat 10 peratus diberikan sekiranya peminjam membuat bayaran balik pinjaman PTPTN secara berterusan selama 12 bulan sehingga 31 Disember 2015 dan tawaran diskaun 20 peratus diberikan kepada peminjam yang membuat penyelesaian sekali gus mulai hari ini hingga 31 Mac 2015.

* Akta Kerja 1955 dan akta perburuhan yang berkaitan akan dikaji semula bagi memastikan kebajikan pekerja terus terbela.

* Kerajaan perkenalkan Sistem Insurans Pekerjaan bagi membantu golongan pekerja yang diberhentikan.

* RM600 juta diperuntukkan bagi meningkatkan pemilikan ekuiti Bumiputera dalam syarikat swasta mahupun syarikat berkaitan kerajaan (GLC).

* RM2 bilion diperuntukkan menerusi MARA kepada pelajar Bumiputera yang layak untuk tajaan pelajaran.

* Kerajaan akan mula membina Lebuh Raya Pan Borneo sepanjang 1,663km melibatkan jajaran Sarawak sepanjang 936km dan Sabah sepanjang 727km dengan kos pembinaan RM27 bilion.

* RM660 juta diperuntukkan kepada Kawasan Keselamatan Khas Pantai Timur Sabah (ESSCOM) bagi memperkukuhkan keselamatan di kawasan Zon Keselamatan Pantai Timur Sabah (ESSZONE).

* Landasan lapangan terbang di Lahad Datu akan dipanjangkan bagi membolehkan pesawat berkeupayaan tinggi mendarat, Skuadron Hawk akan dipindahkan dari Butterworth ke Labuan dengan peruntukan RM50 juta.

* RM2.26 bilion diperuntukkan kepada Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat bagi pembangunan dan operasi.

* Kerajaan akan wujudkan 1Malaysia Youth City dengan peruntukan RM100 juta bagi membiayai tiga projek perintis di Semenanjung, Sabah dan Sarawak.

* Skim Perumahan Belia secara perkongsian pintar di antara kerajaan, Bank Simpanan Nasional, Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja dan Cagamas diumumkan.

* Mulai Januari 2015, bantuan persekolahan RM100 seorang akan disalurkan kepada 5.4 juta pelajar sekolah rendah dan menengah dengan peruntukan sebanyak RM540 juta.

* RM6 bilion diperuntukkan kepada Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani bagi memperkukuh Rantaian Bekalan Makanan.

* RM23.3 bilion diperuntukkan bagi perkhidmatan dan kemudahan kesihatan rakyat seperti membina Hospital Dungun di Terengganu dan Hospital Seri Iskandar di Perak, menambah 30 Klinik 1Malaysia, mengganti 635 unit mesin hemodialisis di hospital dan klinik kerajaan.

* RM1.2 bilion bantuan kewangan disediakan kepada keluarga miskin, kanak-kanak, warga emas dan Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) .

* RM117 juta diperuntukkan kepada Kementerian Pendidikan, Tabika Kemas, PERMATA dan Tabika Perpaduan bagi mengukuhkan pendidikan awal kanak-kanak.

* 80,000 unit rumah PR1MA dibina dengan peruntukan sebanyak RM1.3 bilion.

* Membina 26,000 unit rumah Program Perumahan Rakyat dengan peruntukan sebanyak RM644 juta.

* Membina 12,000 unit Rumah Mesra Rakyat dan 5,000 unit Rumah Idaman Rakyat. Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) akan membina 20,000 unit Rumah Aspirasi Rakyat di atas tanah persendirian.

* RM4.5 bilion diperuntukkan bagi menyedia dan menaiktaraf kemudahan dan infrastruktur luar bandar terutamanya di Sabah dan Sarawak.

* Kerajaan akan menyediakan National Water Blueprint bagi memastikan kelangsungan bekalan air di seluruh negara untuk jangka panjang.

* RM17.7 bilion diperuntukkan untuk Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM), Polis Diraja Malaysia (RM9.1 bilion) dan Agensi Penguatkuasa Maritim Malaysia sebanyak RM804 juta bagi meningkatkan tahap keselamatan dan ketenteraman awam serta pertahanan negara.

* Pemberian Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) ditingkatkan daripada RM650 kepada RM950 bagi isi rumah berpendapatan bulanan RM3,000 ke bawah.

* Bagi isi rumah berpendapatan bulanan antara RM3,000 hingga RM4,000, bantuan BR1M akan ditingkatkan daripada RM450 kepada RM750.

* Pemberian bonus sebanyak setengah bulan gaji kepada penjawat awam dengan bayaran minimum RM500 dan akan dibayar pada bulan Januari 2015, pesara kerajaan pula diberi bantuan khas sebanyak RM250.


PAS did not agree on EXCO cut ?

SHAH ALAM: Selangor PAS has denied suggestions that the party had agreed to reduce its representation in the state executive council from four to three.

Its secretary Mohd Khairuddin Othman said claims that there was a consensus among Pakatan leaders on the matter were not true.

“We were informed by the central leadership that they too never agreed to it,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali said the decision to reduce PAS’ seats in the state exco was agreed upon by all Pakatan Rakyat leaders and that there was a consensus on the matter.

PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali, on the other hand, said the party accepted the decision, considering it a “sacrifice” that needed to be made to resolve the crisis in the state.

“We’re confident that he (Azmin) tried his best to balance the situation in the state.

“To us, this is another sacrifice that PAS needs to make so that Pakatan in the state can move forward,” he said in a statement to the party’s organ Harakahdailyyesterday.

Newly appointed state exco member from PAS Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi (Sijangkang) also said there must be some hidden blessing (hikmah) to the decision to reduce the party’s seats in the exco line-up.

“What is important is for us to move forward so that the people will benefit from the new administration,” he said.

Asked about the portfolio that the party would be given, Dr Ahmad Yunus said there was a need for all parties in Pakatan to discuss the matter as soon as possible.

There was talk that Azmin himself would take over the religious affairs portfolio instead of giving it to PAS because of pressure from DAP.

PAS’ Sallehen Mukhyi, the former exco member in charge of religious affairs, was one of the members from the previous line-up who has been dropped.

The new line-up was sworn in before Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at Istana Alam Shah in Klang yesterday.

The additional exco seat was instead allocated to PKR, which only has 13 state seats compared to 15 each held by PAS and DAP.

The party now has four executive councillors besides the mentri besar post.

PAS has been given the deputy Speaker’s position, previously held by Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Seri Setia), who has been appointed an exco member.

“I have agreed that the position of deputy Speaker be given to PAS,’’ said Azmin.

Another big surprise was the reappointment of Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan) following talk – even during former mentri besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s tenure – that Rawang assemblyman Gan Pei Nei would replace her.

Besides Wong and Nik Nazmi, the other PKR exco members are Dr Daroyah Alwi (Sementa) and Amirudin Shari (Batu Caves).

DAP has maintained its status quo with Datuk Teng Chang Khim (Sungai Pinang), Ean Yong Hian Wah (Seri Kembangan) and V. Ganabatirau (Kota Alam Shah), while the PAS exco members are Iskandar Abdul Samad (Cempaka), Dr Ahmad Yunus and newcomer Zaidy Abdul Talib (Taman Templer).

Will New MB Selangor Continues Raja Idris’ Contract ?


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Raja Idris is in the hot soup ???

Selangor PAS liaison committee member Izham Hashim alleges that certain groups in PAS remained staunch supporters of Abdul Khalid Ibrahim because they were able to control state GLCs through the former menteri besar via his crony Raja Idris .

Who is Raja Idris ?

YM Raja Haji Idris Raja Kamarudin, a British citizen, aged 58, was appointed Chairman of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad on 18 March 2011.  YM Raja Haji Idris has been a Member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom currently known as The Institute of Financial Services since 1974 and a Full Member of The Institute for the Management of Information Systems (“MIMIS”), United Kingdom since 1995.

In the course of his career, YM Raja Haji Idris has acquired more than thirty (30) years of experience holding top management positions in various Private Limited, Public Listed and Multi National Companies.

Between 1994 to 1995, YM Raja Haji Idris was the Managing Director of Nixdorf Computers Malaysia Sdn Bhd and from 1995 to 1998 served as the Executive Director of Siemens Nixdorf Information System (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.  From 1997 to 2000, he was appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director of Siemens Multimedia Sdn Bhd and from 1998 to 2000, assumed the position of Vice President, Information & Communication Network of Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

In 2000, YM Raja Haji Idris was appointed as Group Executive Director of TDM Berhad, a position he held until 2004.  He served as the Managing Director of Glory Setup Sdn Bhd and Executive Chairman of Virgo Tours Sdn Bhd from 2004 to 2006.  Presently, YM Raja Haji Idris is a Consultant at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, a position he has held since 2006.

Commencing 2009 till todate, YM Raja Haji Idris serves as Consultant to Significant Technologies Sdn Bhd and in 2011 as a Director/Consultant of Rototype International, United Kingdom.

YM Raja Haji Idris was appointed to the Board of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad on 4 April 2011. YM Raja Haji Idris is also the Chairman of Kumpulan Hartanah Selangor Berhad.

It will be interesting to see the development of this saga..

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Who will win in Pengkalan Kubor #PengkalanKubor ?

Who will repesent Pengkalan Kubor ?

Polling for the Pengkalan Kubor by-election will begin today at 8am at 12 polling stations and 45 streams in the constituency, after two weeks of low-key campaigning by the three candidates.

Barisan Nasional (BN) is seeking to defend the seat left vacant after popular three-term assemblyman Datuk Noor Zahidi Omar died from cancer on August 20. The coalition has fielded “Ustaz” Mat Razi Mat Ail who is expected to carry on his predecessor’s legacy.

Although PKR has traditionally contested – and lost – the seat, it made way for PAS at the height of the Selangor menteri besar (MB) impasse.

The Islamist party is expected to have a better shot at winning with its candidate, Wan Rosdi Wan Ibrahim, given that Pengkalan Kubor is one of three state seats in the parliamentary constituency of Tumpat, which is a PAS stronghold.

Independent candidate Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary surprised observers when he quietly turned up on nomination day on September 13, but has since disappeared from the public eye. His presence is only seen in small signs by the roadside telling voters to vote for him with their pens – his symbol for the election.

PAS entered the campaign having strained ties with allies DAP and PKR over the Selangor menteri besar (MB) impasse, and it showed – the two parties have largely left PAS to its own device, in a departure from their usual cooperation during by-elections.

PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang also failed to attend the final, mammoth ceramah by Pakatan on Tuesday night, despite posters indicating they would be present.

PAS’s campaign was lacklustre because of the party’s annual muktamar, which saw most of the top leaders absent during the first week as they attended the 60th congress in Johor.

In contrast, Umno showcased its ministers and top leaders in the small border town, among them Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Even MCA deputy president, Datuk Wee Ka Siong, turned up to woo the 1% Chinese voters in the area, while DAP leaders were nowhere to be seen throughout the two weeks of campaign.

State, national and afterlife affairs such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the oil royalty debate and heaven and hell have been at the forefront of the campaigns, while local concerns, and even the candidates themselves, have taken a back seat.

Mat Razi, 37, is a religious teacher and assistant officer at the Tumpat district office. He is also the imam of Masjid Kampung Simpangan and founder of a “pondok” or traditional Islamic school. The father of six is the Tumpat Umno division committee member and a graduate of History and Malay literature from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

PAS’s Wan Rosdi, 57, is a construction contractor and the Tumpat PAS secretary and Pengkalan Kubor constituency supervisor. The father of five graduated from the Institut Kemahiran Mara Sungai Petani in construction. His late wife, Saadiaj Salleh, was the former Tumpat PAS Muslimat chief before she died last year.

Izat Bukhary, 47, was a former architecture lecturer. He received his diploma in interior design from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and is a graduate from Manchester University. Unlike his contenders, he is not a local; he was born in Kota Baru and now lives in Kubang Kerian.

This will be the second time Izat Bukhary has contested – last year, he won 65 out of 24,097 votes. He told reporters on nomination day that these 65 voters had spurred him to take another shot, at the risk of losing his deposit for a second time.

The busiest polling centres today are expected to be at Sekolah Kebangsaan Getting (1) in Kampung Getting, which has 3,555 voters, followed by Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Kubor (2) with 3,198 voters, and Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Tumpat in Tujoh, with 2,836 voters.

For early voting on Sunday in Pengkalan Kubor, 96.3% out of 109 police personnel cast their votes at the district police station. Only four voters failed to vote as they were said to be outstation.

Mat Razi is expected to cast his ballot at 8.20am at Sekolah Simpangan, while Wan Rosdi will vote at 8am at Sekolah Kebangsaan Bendang Pak Yong. Izat Bukhary will not be voting as he is not a local.

The Election Commission is expected to announce the official results of the by-election latest by 9pm this evening.

On the campaign trail, BN capitalised on the infighting apparent in PAS following its annual muktamar, as banners were erected quoting PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s fiery closing speech, where he took aim at the two rogue Selangor PAS assemblymen.

But while BN was able to boast about the aid the federal government had given to Malaysians, it also had to fend off accusations of “betraying” the Kelantan folk by depriving them of oil royalty worth RM13 billion.

PAS, with the help of pro-royalty non-governmental organisation R, has hammered home the message that voters must rise up against the tyranny of BN, as it has neglected to provide them basic infrastructure such as roads and a barrier to protect them from the annual year-end monsoon floods.

It also used religion to remind voters to cast their ballots for the party that represents Islam, as their actions in the voting booths would have repercussions in the hereafter.

Malays make up 92% of the voters in Pengkalan Kubor while Chinese make up 1%. There are 0.1% Indian voters and 6.8% Siamese voters.

Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said he expects more than 70% of the 23,929 ordinary voters to cast their votes today.