Friday, February 24, 2017

1993 Forex loss, 1997 Ringgit crisis; Any connection?

Prime Minister's Office announced a Special Taskforce, as approved by Cabinet as opposed to some former Attorney General chimply formed one, to investigate the foreign exchange losses by Bank Negara Malaysia as announced in 1993.

The taskforce should comprise representatives of various government agencies as well as highly respected individuals who were experts in certain fields. The Chairman is former Chief Secretary, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hasan.

This Tun Dr Mahathir era PTD man better not do a Sir Humphrey Appleby to cover-up his fellow civil servant. He was given the term of reference "to make recommendations and suggestions as soon as possible for the consideration of the Cabinet for follow-up action to be taken, including the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry, if necessary, based on the outcome of the probe."

Since Mahathir is willing to be investigated, Lim Kit Siang is willing to cooperate and join Tan Sri Annuar Musa in an UMNO roadshow to explain the role of the taskforce, and Tan Sri Zeti too is willing to cooperate (Raja Petra raised of her involvement as Manager of BNM London), it should proceed.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Madinah appointment highlight problem with civil service

Till the court make another decision on the definition of public officer, a clearer demarcation on the legal authority of politicians vis-a-vis civil servant will have to wait. It is an important decision in the light of high officials in government being charged for corruption and money laundering.

The latest warning from MACC Chief Commissioner, Dato Dzulkifli could mean a Member of Parliament will be charged soon. Still waiting on the development of the investigation in Malacca and Selangor.

Since the statement by Dato Johari Ghani on the bloated civil service, public discussion has not subsided. The latest appointment of Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad as Auditor General of Malaysia to replace the retiring Tan Sri Ambrin Buang has its significance with regard to the commonly heard complain on civil service incompetency and efficiency.

A political issue was raised by PKR Communication Director, Fahmi Fadzil on the political statement made by her husband, Datuk Ridzuan Abdul Hamid, who is the UMNO Kepong Division Head in the midst of Tun Dr Mahathir's failed coup using 1MDB to topple Dato Najib at the UMNO General Assembly n 2015.

What is interesting is their MP for Kepong from DAP, Dr Tan Seng Giaw came to their defense. [Read in Sundaily and Mkini]. However, Fahmi Fadzil and echoed by Cynthia Gabriel of C4 have valid issue on her qualification

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Still on tort misfeasance of public office

The above image came from a former Deputy Public Prosecutor in his private view with regard to Tun Dr Mahathir and his role in the BMF and foreign exchange scandal.

In the past posting here on tort misfeasance of public office, The Mole here wrongly assumed in their report that it is the opinion of this blog.

It was the opinion of a prominent lawyer cum activist whose identity will remain anonymous.

They got an anti-Najib lawyer, Aidil Khalid to rebut. Highlighting this so that Aidil knows he is up against the opinion of another lawyer, a prominent one.
Tony Pua and several Cap Bunga politicians claimed PM Dato Najib committed tort of misfeasance of public office.

The legal question: Is the PM considered a public official?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Chancellor Merkel says Islam not source of terrorism

Angela Merkel also called on Europe and its allies to cooperate with Russia in the fight against Isis Getty

Angela Merkel says Islam is ‘not the source of terrorism’ and calls for Muslim states to join fight against terror

German chancellor renews calls for Islamic religious authorities to speak ‘clear words on the demarcation of peaceful Islam and terrorism in the name of Islam’

Samuel Osborne | @SamuelOsborne93 | a day ago 130 comments

Islam itself is not the source of terrorism and it is critical to include Muslim countries in the fight against Islamist terror, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

Ms Merkel, who has been critical of the US ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, made her remarks at the annual Munich Security Conference, with US Vice President Mike Pence in the audience.

The Chancellor said European countries could not fight Islamist terror alone and urged predominantly-Muslim countries to join the fight.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pursuing the Islamic cause wisely

The Star column reported unofficial election counts showed Ahok, the Hakka nickname for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama leading by 42.87% of the votes.

Anies Baswedan, a former education minister, at 39.76%, and Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the son of former Indo­nesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 17.37%

Ahok catapulted to governorship in 2014 when previous Governor, Joko Widodo, was elected Indonesian president. He became the first non-Muslim to hold the post of Governor to 83% Muslim Jakarta in 50 years.

Jokowi support his former Deputy and fellow reformer despite the difference in style. Jokowi displayed Javanese politeness while Ahok is blunt, no nonsence in style.

Survey done generally showed satisfaction to his performance, but his style attract opposition.

Ahok is facing opposition from conservative Muslim groups such as the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and moderate Muslim groups such as Muhammadiyah.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Gobi desert, China migration, and fear-mongers

A spin maestro for PPBM claimed China is exporting it's population to Malaysia due to the expanding Gobi desert. He threw in a fact that the desert is expanding at the rate of 3,600 square km annually..

To help give him a sense of preportion, the Peoples' Republic of China (PRC) is 9,600,000 square kilometre.

Wikipedia described PRC's geography as "Mountains (33 percent), plateaus (26 percent) and hills (10 percent) account for nearly 70 percent of the country's land surface. Most of the country's arable land and population are based in lowland plains (12 percent) and basins (19 percent), though some of the greatest basins are filled with deserts."

Wikipedia also described Gobi desert only "covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern Mongolia."

As for the natural or man-made phenomenon of desertification, China and Mongolia is in a race to exploit resources from the desert. It is "home to herders and farmers, the world’s fastest-growing economy, vast copper and gold mines and is China’s main domestic energy source." [Read it here.]

It shows Cap Bunga engaging in a propaganda and psywar against investment from China to create panic and fear among Malaysians by political deception.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day love for the Constitution

Yesterday was Saint Valentine's Day.

It is the annual debate of whether Muslim should celebrate this pagan ritual turned into a day to commemurate love in memory of a Christian Saint.

So one early morning message received suggested to forget Valentine Day but remember the death of war hero Leftenen Adnan and his fellow Askar Melayu comrades-in-arm.

Al Fatihah to all of them.

Take note that the battle took place in Singapore. The Askar Melayu fought to defend Singapore!

When forwarded to a friend, whose a Tan Sri Muhyiddin friend and supporter, he messaged back his agreement and also to ask to remember it is his birthday.

Happy Birthday bro.

In Johor Baru, there was an unusual Valentine Day initiative by the assemblyman for Kempas, Dato Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Jumat (TP).

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