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Thursday, 3 October 2019

Tiada tempoh tepat bila Anwar akan ganti Tun M, kata Kadir

Tiada tempoh tepat bila Anwar akan ganti Tun M, kata Kadir

NORHASPIDA YATIM | | 

KUALA TERENGGANU - Tiada tempoh tepat dinyatakan dalam mana-mana dokumen mengenai peralihan kuasa melibatkan Perdana Menteri ke-7, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dan bakal PM ke-8, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Penasihat Khas Media dan Komunikasi Perdana Menteri, Datuk A Kadir Jasin berkata, perkara itu hanya digembar-gemburkan menerusi media.

Bagaimanapun katanya peralihan kuasa itu akan berlaku sebagaimana perjanjian sebelum ini.

"Kita yakin Perdana Menteri akan tunaikan janji bagi menyerahkan jawatan tersebut cuma masanya belum dinyatakan.

"Dalam semua dokumen tak ada tarikh dinyatakan 2020, 2030 atau 2050 tidak dinyatakan. Memang tidak pernah ada pun. Tak ada tarikh yang diletakkan," katanya ketika ditemui media selepas menghadiri majlis bual bicara sepagi bersama pelajar Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), di sini hari ini.

Turut hadir pada majlis itu, Naib Canselor UMT, Prof Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mokhtar.

A Kadir menjelaskan, terdapat lima janji yang dipersetujui pemimpin Pakatan Harapan (PH).

"Kalau kita tengok janji pilihan raya kita daripada asal usul Pakatan harapan adalah antara isu pokok. Pokoknya, Tun Mahathir Mohamad jadi Pengerusi PH membimbing pemimpin PH.

"Jadi Perdana Menteri (Dr Mahathir) memohon pengampunan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan menyerahkan jawatan (Perdana Menteri) kepada Anwar Ibrahim. Itu sahaja," katanya.

Sebelum ini, Anwar ketika ditemubual Bloomberg berkata, beliau akan mengambil alih jawatan Perdana Menteri sekitar Mei 2020.

Bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri itu turut dilaporkan berkata, beliau tidak akan terlalu cerewet mengenai tempoh tepat pengambilalihan jawatan itu.

source : sinarharian

Syed Saddiq jawab tuduhan Syed Husin terhadap Tun M


Syed Saddiq jawab tuduhan Syed Husin terhadap Tun M

SYED SADDIQ SYED ADBUL RAHMAN

Syed Saddiq

SAYA memohon izin untuk mengupas satu demi satu dan menjelaskan mengapa kenyataan Syed Husin Ali dilihat tidak bertanggungjawab dan terpesong.
“Tun M tidak boleh dipercayai. Rakyat mendesak transisi kepimpinan kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim”

Saya percaya bahawa sudah berulang-ulang kali Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad memaklumkan bahawa beliau menghormati keputusan Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan berkenaan status beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri Malaysia dan hala tuju masa hadapan.

Mengapa bersungguh-sungguh dan terburu-buru membuka isu ini lagi?

Serangan seperti inilah yang menimbulkan persepsi bahawa ada tangan-tangan ghaib yang ingin memporak-perandakan negara supaya Tun Dr Mahathir didesak untuk meletakkan jawatan. Malah, ia menimbulkan spekulasi yang tidak perlu dan tidak diingini.

Kalau betul mahukan Tun Dr Mahathir berundur secara terhormat, berilah ruang untuk Tun mentadbir negara dan bukan asyik-asyik mendesak beliau berundur walhal beliau dipilih oleh rakyat sebagai YAB Perdana Menteri. Itulah makna terhormat.

Saya merupakan salah seorang ahli Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan. Saya merupakan wakil tunggal Pemuda dalam Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan, khususnya semasa perjanjian ditandatangani. Tidak ada langsung garis masa “2 tahun” transisi peletakan jawatan dalam dokumen yang ditandatangani oleh kami.

Kalau tiada, mengapa ada cubaan berbohong kepada rakyat? Kenapa mendesak Tun Dr Mahathir letak jawatan sekarang walhal perkara ini tidak pernah dipersetujui oleh kami? Mana Syed Husin Ali semasa perbincangan ini berlaku? Mungkin dia lebih tahu dari kami semua yang terlibat dalam Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan.

Rakyat dahagakan pembaharuan dan penambahbaikan, bukan obsesi transisi, bukan perebutan kuasa dan bukan politik sabotaj. Obsesi transisi dan “excessive politicking” memusnahkan impian kerajaan untuk membawa reformasi yang menyeluruh dan memulihkan ekonomi negara.

Apabila jerebu menyelimuti Malaysia, isu transisi dibincangkan dengan hangat lagi.

Apabila Tun Dr Mahathir sedang meyakinkan pelabur pelabur di luar negara, isu transisi dibangkitkan lagi.

Apabila Tun Dr Mahathir sedang sibuk memperkasakan institusi semak imbang seperti SPRM, PDRM & media, isu transisi lagi sekali dibangkitkan.

Enough is enough. Bagaimana kita semua mahu melangkah ke hadapan apabila ada tangan-tangan ghaib yang mahukan kita untuk gagal?

“Apa keperluan YAB Tun M berulang-alik ke luar negara membazirkan duit rakyat. Apa hasilnya?”

Kita semua faham status Malaysia sebagai negara kleptokrasi sebelum PRU14. Imej negara tercalar di mata dunia. Banyak pelabur takut untuk datang ke Malaysia. Perjanjian berat sebelah seperti ECRL juga berleluasa. Adakah kita mahu menikuskan diri dari “Global diplomacy” yang mampu memulihkan imej Malaysia di mata dunia?

Setiap satu lawatan rasmi Tun Dr Mahathir ke negara luar sentiasa disusun dengan rangka kerja yang dapat memberikan manfaat besar kepada Malaysia dan isinya.

Sejak beberapa lawatan rasmi Tun Dr Mahathir ke negara luar yang lepas, saya sendiri boleh memetik beberapa kejayaan besar yang hanya dapat dicapai dengan kerja keras Tun Dr Mahathir dan warga pentadbiran awam yang lain.

Antaranya:
• Rundingan semula dengan China berkenaan projek ECRL dapat menyelamatkan lebih RM21.5 bilion wang rakyat & melipatgandakan eksport kelapa sawit Malaysia ke China.

• “Quarter-to-quarter investment” dari Amerika Syarikat meningkat dari RM475 juta (2018) ke lebih RM23 bilion (2019)!

• Pelaburan dari Jepun meningkat secara mendadak dan bakal membuka universiti & hospitalnya di Malaysia.

• Malaysia bersama-sama Turki & Pakistan akan mengerakkan kempen besar-besaran untuk memerangi Islamophobia. Perpaduan Ummah yang sebenar antara negara-negara Islam.

• Maruah negara dipulihkan & Malaysia dikenali sebagai negara yang mengamalkan “rule of law” & bukan lagi sebagai negara kleptokrasi, sekaligus mengembalikan kepercayaan pelabur-pelabur asing.

Bukankah ini semua manfaat kepada negara Malaysia? Sudah tentu banyak lagi kerja yang harus kita semua lakukan untuk negara, tetapi merendah-rendahkan usaha Tun Dr Mahathir hanya dengan menggelarnya sebagai “berulang-alik ke luar negara membazirkan duit rakyat” adalah sangat tidak wajar.

“Kerosakan negara semua salah Mahathir, dari dulu sampai sekarang”

Saya ingin lontarkan beberapa persoalan dengan kenyataan ini.
Kalau negara rosak bawah pemerintahan Tun Dr Mahathir, adakah ia juga bermaksud Menteri-menteri, khususnya Timbalan Perdana Menteri pada masa tersebut juga patut dipersalahkan? Timbalan Perdana Menteri dahulu merupakan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan kini, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah.

Kalau Tun M terpaksa dipersalahkan dalam semua perkara, adakah ia juga bermaksud beliau boleh “claim all credit” dalam segala pembangunan negara yang berlaku semasa 22 tahun pentadbirannya?

KLIA, Menara Berkembar Petronas, Putrajaya, Proton, Litar Antarabangsa Sepang, UITM, MRSM, peruntukkan biasiswa MARA yang menaik dengan mendadak dan lain lain. Belum lagi jika kita hitung jutaan peluang pekerjaan berkualiti yang tercipta semasa pentadbirannya. Kita sendiri merasa nikmat nama Malaysia dihormati dan disegani di mata dunia.

Ya. Memang betul, tiada pemimpin yang bebas dari melakukan kesilapan. Persoalannya, kenapa kita cuba sabotaj usahanya sekarang untuk memperbaiki kedudukan ekonomi negara? Adakah desakan- desakan untuk beliau letak jawatan secepat mungkin akan memperkukuhkan kedudukan ekonomi negara? Sudah tentunya tidak.

Malah, lihat sahaja Indeks Demokrasi 2019 yang meletakkan Malaysia di tangga 52 dari 165 negara serta Laporan Pemantauan Tadbir Urus Korporat yang menobatkan Malaysia negara keempat terbaik di Asia Pasifik berbanding ketujuh pada 2016! Adakah ini bukan perkembangan positif yang kita raih bersama?

Seharusnya, setiap bual bicara, cabang idea dan karangan rencana kita semua menjurus kepada pembangunan negara dan menyumbang kepada masyarakat. Jika tidak, pendamkan sahaja niat memburuk-burukkan seseorang.

Cukup-cukup lah taksub berpolitik. Rakyat mahukan kita fokus kepada “politik perut” mereka, bukan sibuk dengan politik perebutan kuasa. Kami yang berkhidmat, bukan yang berhormat.

*Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman ialah Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Ketua Pemuda Harapan dan Ketua Armada Bersatu

source : sinarharian

Tiada perbincangan peralihan jawatan PM


Tiada perbincangan peralihan jawatan PM

TUAN BUQHAIRAH TUAN MUHAMAD ADNAN |

PUTRAJAYA - Tiada perbincangan untuk menyegerakan peralihan pucuk pimpinan negara.

Tegas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, situasi semasa perlu dikaji sebelum menyerahkan tampuk pimpinan kepada bakal Perdana Menteri kelapan.

"Kita tidak bincang apa-apa. Untuk tetapkan tarikh mengenai peralihan kuasa... ada kerja yang separuh siap atau belum dibuat lagi, jadi susahlah," katanya lagi.

Sabtu lalu, bekas Naib Presiden PKR, Syed Husin Ali berkata, jawatan Perdana Menteri perlu diserahkan kepada Presiden PKR Anwar Ibrahim sekurang-kurangnya dua tahun sebelum Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) ke-15 bagi memberi ruang untuknya bersedia.

Kenyataan Syed Husin itu mendapat respons balas Menteri Belia dan Sukan yang juga Ketua Pemuda Harapan dan Ketua Armada Bersatu, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman yang berhujah, "rakyat dahagakan pembaharuan dan penambahbaikan, bukan obsesi transisi, bukan perebutan kuasa dan bukan politik sabotaj. Obsesi transisi dan “excessive politicking” memusnahkan impian kerajaan untuk membawa reformasi yang menyeluruh dan memulihkan ekonomi negara."

ARTIKEL BERKAITAN: Syed Saddiq jawab tuduhan Syed Husin terhadap Tun M (click here)

Sebelum ini, Penasihat Khas Media dan Komunikasi Perdana Menteri, Datuk A Kadir Jasin menjelaskan tiada tempoh tepat dinyatakan dalam mana-mana dokumen mengenai peralihan kuasa melibatkan Perdana Menteri ke-7 dan bakal PM ke-8, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. (click here)

Malah katanya, perkara itu hanya digembar-gemburkan menerusi media.

Bagaimanapun katanya peralihan kuasa itu akan berlaku sebagaimana perjanjian sebelum ini.

source : sinarharian


Wednesday, 2 October 2019

The gall of it, Najib, Hisham – LTAT did poorly because of you, says Patriot


The gall of it, Najib, Hisham – LTAT did poorly because of you, says Patriot


PETALING JAYA: The National Patriots Association has slammed Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for criticising the lowly dividend for the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT), saying they were the ones who managed it poorly.
"(They) have the gall to criticise the current government for the poor performance of LTAT which, in fact, was of their making," its president Brig-Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 2).
He added that the recent announcement of the 2% dividend for the LTAT should not be politicised.
Previously, Najib had said that the government was "embarrassed" to reveal the reasons for the low dividend rate, and unfavourably compared the recent 2% dividend to the average 14.1% rate offered under the Barisan Nasional government from 2009 to 2017.
Hishammuddin also lambasted the Pakatan Harapan government for the delay in announcing the dividend, as well as the meagre 2% dividend rate – the lowest since 1973.
Mohamed Arshad, however, said LTAT's auditor, Messrs Ernst & Young, had found past transactions that contained "potential irregularities and weaknesses in operational, accounting and legal areas" in its audit report for the financial years 2017 and 2018.
He added that there were seven key findings regarding financial irregularities, two of which implied serious "negligence and incompetence of those previously at the helm, including the former prime minister and defence minister".
He said the first finding was the overpayment of dividends from financial years 2014 to 2018, in which LTAT's five-year asset returns were lower than the declared dividend rate.
The second, he added, was the overstatement of LTAT's assets between 2015 to 2017, which was due to the failure to impair a large investment that went awry.
All irregularities by the auditor, he urged, should be made publicly known so that depositors and investors could regain confidence in LTAT.
He added that those responsible for the financial weaknesses in LTAT's transactions should be held accountable.
"Should there be abuse or conflict of interest in the financial management by any member of the previous board, then appropriate charges should be pressed on the offender(s).
"Until a thorough investigation is carried out and a final report concluded on the irregularities found by the appointed auditor, Patriot urges that politicians from both the political divide and members of the public should cease henceforth from politicising the LTAT financial mismanagement," he said.

source : thestar

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Pengganti PM: Mufti Perlis harap Dr. Mahathir tidak calonkan 'si rakus'

Pengganti PM: Mufti Perlis harap Dr. Mahathir tidak calonkan 'si rakus'

MOHD. ASRI ZAINUL ABIDIN
MOHD. ASRI ZAINUL ABIDIN



KUALA LUMPUR - Mufti Perlis Datuk Dr. Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin berharap Perdana Menteri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad tidak mencalonkan pengganti jawatan nombor satu negara itu kepada 'si rakus' yang sanggup menggadaikan apa sahaja untuk kehendak diri.


Saranan itu dibuat Mohd. Asri dalam satu surat terbuka yang ditulis dan dikongsi beliau dalam Facebooknya malam tadi.

YAB Tun, pandanglah reda Allah dalam mencari penganti
YAB Perdana Menteri, saya menulis warkah terbuka ini dengan saya penuh sedar tentang semangat YAB Tun mempertahankan identiti tanahair ini.
Pengalaman saya mengenali Tun sejak dulu, menerusi perbualan dan perbincangan sendirian, menjadikan saya percaya ‘semangat Melayu’ Tun melebihi saya. Walaupun mungkin dalam beberapa isu agama, kita berbeda pandangan, namun saya dapat merasai semangat Islam itu berada dalam urat nadi Tun. Pengetahuan saya tentang hal inilah yang menyebabkan saya menyokong Tun dalam beberapa isu.
YAB Tun, langkah menjatuhkan kerajaan yang lepas atas isu rasuah dan salahguna kedudukan yang berleluasa disebabkan lamanya berada di tampok kuasa mengembirakan ramai rakyat jelata.
Malangnya dalam membentuk kerajaan baharu, pasukan yang bersama Tun dilihat tidak seindah yang diimpikan bagi memenuhi harapan rakyat. Banyak masalah yang tidak sewajarnya muncul satu demi satu.
Ia bukan sahaja faktor kurang pengalaman, tapi faktor kekurangan akal budi, keceluparan, sikap perkauman sehingga melupai identiti negara, ketandusan idea tentang urus tadbir yang baik, dan tidak boleh dinafikan juga keinginan pihak tertentu untuk mendapatkan kuasa selepas ketiadaan Tun.

YAB Tun, justeru saya ingin mengemukakan beberapa perkara untuk diberikan perhatian:
1. Walaupun kita memuji usaha menghapuskan rasuah dan perasuah, namun seperti yang kami rakyat bawahan rasai, keadaan negara semakin membimbangkan. Kebiadapan dan kemelampauan golongan yang ingin menghapuskan identiti negara yang termaktub dalam perlembagaan makin ketara. Sementara kita ketandusan pemimpin yang mempunyai karisma yang tinggi yang dapat diletakkan kepercayaan majoriti rakyat kepadanya. Jika hal ini terus berlaku, negara akan hilang arah kepimpinannya, lantas keadaan yang tidak aman dan tenteram akan berlaku.
2. Saya menulis warkah terbuka ini apabila teringat sebelum YAB Tun menjadi PM semula, ketika saya di rumah YAB Tun minum petang bersama Tun dan Tun Siti. Ketika itu saya ada bertanya tentang kerjasama politik Tun dan siapakah bakal menjadi PM Malaysia jika rancangan politik Tun diteruskan. Seingat saya, jawapan ketika itu tidaklah sama dengan apa yang diwar-warkan sekarang. Namun, itu bukanlah satu isu.
3. Apapun strategi politik yang YAB Tun susun dan apapun tekanan keadaan YAB Tun sekarang, saya sebagai seorang rakyat Malaysia berharap masa depan negara tidak tergadai disebabkan keadaan yang ada. Saya percaya negara bukan satu hadiah peribadi yang boleh dipindah milik kepada sesiapa sahaja tanpa satu penelitian dan renungan terhadap masa depan identiti, keluhuran budi dan nilai keinsanan yang waras.
4. YAB Tun, seperti yang Tun lebih maklum bahawa hukum alam menyatakan bahawa manusia apabila sampai kepada tahap tertentu, mereka tidak mampu lagi melakukan hal-hal yang mereka telah lakukan semasa mereka muda dan sihat. Umur mempunyai peranannya. Allah telah menjadikan YAB Tun dalam satu keadaan yang luar biasa dan istimewa untuk manusia di zaman ini. Kesihatan dan tahap pemikiran yang masih kuat pada usia yang begitu lanjut. Pun begitu, ia pasti menuju kepada tahap pengakhirannya. Demikian itulah ketetapan Tuhan bagi penciptaan manusia dan alam.
5. YAB Tun dalam sejarah, Rajak bin Haiwah merupakan penasihat yang soleh untuk khalifah-khalifah Bani Umayyah. Sulaiman bin ‘Abd al-Malik merupakan khalifah sebelum ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz. Sebelum Sulaiman meninggal, dia telah meminta nasihat daripada Rajak bin Haywah tentang siapakah yang wajar menjadi penggantinya. Rajak bin Haywah menjawab: “Antara yang dapat memelihara khalifah dalam kuburnya adalah apabila dia melantik orang yang baik memerintah kaum muslimin”.
Akhirnya, Sulaiman sendiri membuat cadangan yang menyalahi kebiasaan pentadbiran sebelum itu. Dia mencadangkan seorang yang bukan saudara kandung, juga buka anaknya, tapi sepupunya ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz. Apabila Sulaiman bertanya pendapat Rajak bin Haywah, jawabnya: “Saya berpendapat dia seorang yang baik, muslim yang mulia, sukakan kebaikan dan sukakan orang-orang yang baik. Cuma aku bimbang saudara- saudaramu tidak bersetuju dengannya”. Kata Sulaiman: “Nampaknya begitulah”. Lalu Sulaiman bin ‘Abd al-Malik mengambil langkah politik agar cadangan itu mendapat sokongan kaum keluarganya yang mencengkam pemerintahan Bani Umayyah ketika itu dengan mencadangkan ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz sebagai khalifah, sementara adik Sulaiman iaitu Yazid bin ‘Abd Malik sebagai timbalan (Waliy al-‘Ahd). Dia menulis surat wasiatnya seperti berikut: “Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim, ini surat Sulaiman bin ‘Abd al-Malik untuk ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz. Aku telah melantiknya menjadi khalifah selepasku, dan selepasnya Yazid bin ‘Abd al-Malik. Kamu semua dengar dan taatlah kepadanya (‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz). Jangan kamu berselisih pendapat nanti musuh-musuh akan bertindak ke atas kamu” (lihat: Ibn Kathir, al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah, 9/207, Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-‘Ilmiyyah).
6. YAB Tun, walaupun ada perkara-perkara yang dipertikaikan tentang Khalifah Sulaiman bin ‘Abd al-Malik, namun beliau dikenang jasanya dalam sejarah kerena tindakan berani yang mengenepikan kebiasaan dan melantik calon yang agak jauh menjadi khalifah yang telah membawa rahmat kepada Dunia Islam. ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz telah menjadi khlaifah yang sangat adil dan soleh. Dalam tempoh dua tahun memerintah, dia telah mencatatkan sejarah pemerintahnya dengan tinta emas bertatah berlian. Sulaiman bin ‘Abd Malik walaupun tidak setanding ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, namun sejarah akan mengenangnya kerena dialah yang memberi laluan tersebut kepada khalifah yang adil itu. Ini semua kerana dia menerima nasihat Rajak bin Haywah bahawa melantik pengganti yang soleh merupakan amalan yang dapat memelihara seorang khalifah apabila dia menemui Allah nanti.
Saya berharap banyak jasa Tun pada negara ini tidak dilupai disebabkan melantik pengganti yang salah. Sebaliknya, jasa yang banyak itu bertambah dikenang dengan perlantikan pengganti yang baik di sisi Allah dan rakyat.
7. YAB Tun, dalam sejarah awal Umat Islam, Khalifah Pertama Saidina Abu Bakr al-Siddiq telah mencadangkan agar Saidina ‘Umar bin al-Khattab sebagai pengganti beliau. Di sini saya terjemahkan surat Abu Bakar mengenai cadangan tersebut:
“Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Inilah apa yang dipesan oleh Abu Bakr bin Abu Quhafah di waktu akhir hayatnya di dunia ini, sedang keluar daripadanya. Ketika permulaan tempohnya di Akhirat, sedang masuk ke dalamnya. Di kala seperti ini, seseorang yang kafir akan beriman, seseorang pendusta akan bercakap benar. Maka aku –dalam keadaan begini- melantik pemerintah kamu selepasku ini ‘Umar bin al-Khattab. Maka dengar dan taatlah kepadanya. Aku tidak akan mengurangkan sedikit kebaikan pun pada (ajaran) Allah, rasulNya, agamaNya, diriku dan kamu. Sekiranya ‘Umar berlaku ‘adil, maka itulah sangkaan dan pengetahuanku mengenainya. Jika dia sebaliknya, maka setiap individu dibalas berdasarkan apa yang dikerjakan. Sedangkan aku inginkan kebaikan dan tidak pula aku tahu perkara yang ghaib. “Nanti orang-orang zalim akan mengetahui di mana kesudahan mereka” Wa al-Salam ‘alaikum wa rahmatulLah”. (al-Sayuti, Tarikh al-Khulafa, 32, Beirut: Dar al-Fikr).
8. Dalam surat di atas, jelas bahawa pencalonan yang dibuat oleh Abu Bakr, bukan atas kepentingan dirinya. Dia mencalonkan seorang calon yang terbaik pada keyakinannya dengan penuh rasa takutkan Allah dan hukuman Allah apabila dia mati kelak. Padahal ‘Umar itu insan terbaik selepas dirinya. Pun begitu Abu Bakr masih bimbang dan memberikan amaran yang keras kepada bakal penggantinya tersebut.
Sebagai seorang rakyat muslim, saya mengharapkan YAB Tun mencalonkan pengganti yang benar-benar membolehkan YAB Tun menjawab di hadapan ALLAH tentang orang yang akan mengambil kuasa politik tertinggi dalam negara ini. Jangan sampai kuasa itu jatuh ke tangan si rakus yang sanggup menggadaikan apa sahaja untuk kehendak dirinya berkuasa.
9. YAB Tun, berdoalah, beristikharahlah agar Tun membuat pilihan yang betul dalam hal ini. Semua akan menutup tirai hayatnya di dunia ini. Amalan kita akan dibawa bertemu Allah. Semoga baki waktu berharga dalam umur Tun ditutupi dengan amalan yang paling soleh iaitu mewariskan kuasa pada pengganti yang baik untuk agama, negara dan rakyat. Saya berdoa agar kuasa itu tidak jatuh ke tangan pihak yang akan merosakkan segala kebaikan dan kerahmatan yang ada. Jika itu berlaku dengan pilihan seseorang pemimpin sebelum dia pergi, ia merupakan pengakhiran yang buruk.
10. YAB Tun, maka nekadlah dalam menentukan masa depan negara. Janganlah dipandang wajah sesiapa, pandanglah keredhaan ALLAH dan murkaNYA pada hari kita bertemu denganNYA, kemudian tentukan calon, atau biarlah rakyat membuat pilihan untuk diri mereka sendiri.
Rakyat Marhaen.
Dr. MAZA,
Kangar, Perlis

source : utusan

Monday, 23 September 2019

Have a 'big heart', hold special meeting to discuss issues, Anwar told


Have a 'big heart', hold special meeting to discuss issues, Anwar told

KUALA LUMPUR: Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) has called on PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to show a "big heart" if he aspired to be the eighth Prime Minister.
The PKR vice-president said it was unbecoming of a person aspiring to be the leader of the country to reject a simple request to hold a reconciliation meeting with elected leaders from his own party.
The Housing and Local Government Minister said this in response to Anwar's decision not to entertain requests made by disgruntled groups in his party.
Anwar had said it was unnecessary to hold a special meeting requested by those who had been boycotting regular party meetings.
"We want to meet him (Anwar), and I think as a leader aspiring to be the eighth Prime Minister, he should show a big heart," Zuraida said after opening a "plogging" campaign - a combination of jogging and picking up trash - in Pandan Indah to promote the culture of collecting trash for cash on Sunday (Sept 22).
Anwar had said they could always meet and discuss during regular party meetings.
According to Zuraida, it was pertinent to hold the special meeting to discuss serious and sensitive issues.
Zuraida said the normal party meetings could not be used as a platform to openly discuss highly sensitive issues in the presence of too many people, including appointed leaders.
"We merely want to discuss highly sensitive issues, and help set the party direction.
"We love PKR and we love the country. If the party is strong, the country will be strong too. That's what we want to do," she said.
Both Zuraida and party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali have yet to attend party meetings after the emergence of a sex video that appeared to have fractured the party.
Former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz had confessed publicly that he was one of the two men in the video and alleged that the other person was Azmin.
Azmin has since denied any involvement in the sex video, dismissing the scandal as a “nefarious plot” to destroy his political career.

source : thestar

Anwar’s fate in God’s hands, says Zuraida

Anwar’s fate in God’s hands, says Zuraida

KUALA LUMPUR: Only fate will decide whether PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim succeeds in becoming the next prime minister, says PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.

“Like all other human beings, Anwar’s fate is in God’s hands.

“Only Allah will decide. We leave it to Allah,” she said after opening a Plogging campaign in Pandan Indah to promote the culture of collecting trash for cash.

She said this when asked to comment on a Bloomberg news report quoting Anwar as saying that he would likely take over the premiership in May next year.

Zuraida also called on Anwar to show a “big heart” if he aspires to become the eighth prime minister.

She said a person aspiring to be the number one leader of the country should not reject a simple request to hold a reconciliation meeting with elected leaders from his own party.

“We want to meet him, and I think as a leader aspiring to be the eighth prime minister, he should show a big heart,” she said in response to Anwar’s decision not to entertain the request made by a disgruntled group in his party.

Anwar said it was unnecessary to hold such a meeting as requested by those boycotting regular party meets.He said they could always meet and discuss during regular party meetings.

source : thestar

Jangan jual tanah air


Jangan jual tanah air

ALLAHYARHAM Keris Mas ialah pemerhati dan pengkritik masyarakat
ALLAHYARHAM Keris Mas ialah pemerhati dan pengkritik masyarakat yang tajam. GAMBAR MEDIA SOSIAL
Kerajaan baru-baru ini mengumumkan hasrat menjual hartanah Malaysia kepada warga asing termasuk dari China dan Hong Kong yang kaya. Bagi saya langkah membuka pintu kota untuk memudahkan warga asing membeli hartanah Malaysia adalah idea sangat bahaya. Ia menggugat kedaulatan negara kita.
PADA 1948, Sasterawan Negara, Keris Mas menulis cerpen bertajuk Menjual Tanah Air. Ia memaparkan kisah seorang pemimpin tempatan bersubahat dengan seorang ejen Yahudi dari Singapura untuk memindah milik tanah rizab Melayu yang kaya dengan bijih timah kepada satu kompeni Eropah.
Muslihat itu berjaya dan orang-orang kampung yang miskin pun bertebaranlah pindah keluar dari kampung halaman mereka yang telah dirampas oleh kompeni Eropah.
Cerpen berakhir dengan babak Datuk Penghulu Muhammad Syah (pemimpin tempatan) mengiringi pengebumian protagonis (watak utama), Amir (yang telah mencuba tetapi gagal menghalang muslihat itu) dengan menaiki keretanya yang baru dihantar dari Singapura.
Cerpen ini rekaan. Namun penulis seperti Keris Mas adalah pemerhati dan pengkritik masyarakat yang tajam. Penulisannya mengandungi banyak pengajaran penting untuk kita semua. Malah 71 tahun selepas beliau menulis kisah ini, amaran dan kebimbangannya masih benar. Kebenaran yang mengerikan.
Sekarang kebenaran yang saya takutkan telah datang untuk menamatkan riwayat kita. Kita akan hancur lebur dipijak-pijak, dijadikan tangga oleh beberapa orang sahaja dalam kalangan kita yang hendak naik lebih tinggi ke puncak hawa nafsu.
Kerajaan baru-baru ini mengumumkan hasrat menjual hartanah Malaysia kepada warga asing termasuk dari China dan Hong Kong yang kaya. Bagi saya langkah membuka pintu kota untuk memudahkan warga asing membeli hartanah Malaysia adalah idea sangat bahaya. Ia menggugat kedaulatan negara kita.
Sejarah membuktikan penjajahan Inggeris bermula apabila pemimpin tempatan mengizinkan penempatan warga asing ditubuhkan di Pulau Pinang. Bermula dengan dipajak, kemudian mereka merampas secara paksa. Akhirnya seluruh negara kita menjadi jajahan mereka.
Pengajaran daripada sejarah ini jelas. Memberi izin dan memudah cara rakyat China dan Hong Kong memiliki hartanah di Malaysia adalah satu langkah berisiko tinggi jika kita mengambil kira kebangkitan negara itu sebagai kuasa ekonomi global.
Pembongkaran skandal penjualan dokumen kerakyatan Malaysia baru-baru ini menunjukkan betapa senang mereka yang diamanahkan menjaga negara menjual tanah air. Cadangan kerajaan untuk memancing warga asing membeli hartanah Malaysia membuka luas lagi pintu kebejatan seperti ini.
Kami terlalu sayang Malaysia untuk membiarkan sahaja kerajaan yang sanggup mempertimbangkan menjual tanah air untuk terus berkuasa. Kami telah menumbangkan seorang Perdana Menteri. Tiada siapapun yang tak boleh diganti.
KU ALI
Petaling Jaya

source : utusan

Monday, 2 September 2019

[MUST READ!! INTERESTING AND GREAT ARTICLE TO READ BY EVERYONE] EXCLUSIVE: Rock Star Prime Minister – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

[MUST READ!! INTERESTING AND GREAT ARTICLE TO READ BY EVERYONE] EXCLUSIVE: Rock Star Prime Minister – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

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Driven by his conscience to return the country to its people, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, undeniably Malaysia’s most charismatic and loved statesman, is leading the nation for the second time around. Previously serving as prime minister from 1981 to 2003, his task now is mission critical. As Malaysia celebrates 56 years in existence, Tun M, as he is affectionately known, sits with Going Places for a wide-ranging discussion from what he eats for breakfast to being the world’s oldest prime minister at 94.

Photography SooPhye
What is a typical day like for you?
I get up for prayers in the morning at about 6:30 am or so, then I have my bath, and after that, I have my breakfast. I eat one slice of bread. Sometimes with cheese, sometimes I dip it into curry.
What is your first drink in the morning?
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I have coffee. I drink coffee before 1:00 pm because any coffee after that, I cannot sleep. So in the morning, I want to be awake.
Is that black coffee?
No, this is the 2-in-1. No sugar.
Is that the secret to your youthfulness?
Sugar is bad for everybody. Whether you are young or old, you should consume less sugar and less carbohydrates too.

What is the secret to keeping your mind sharp and your stamina up?
Use it. But sometimes people tend to want to lie down and sleep because they are old and tired. That’s when they don’t use their brain because they don’t think, they don’t read, they don’t write, they don’t argue, and they don’t talk. Like all things, even your muscles, if you don’t use, it becomes flabby. If you always read, converse with others, then the mind is active. When it is active, it will be able to store all the information and you can recall. But if you don’t, then of course you cannot recall, for instance, words.
And in the digital world we now live in, we are constantly on our devices. We don’t really read books anymore. What is your view on this?
I still read books. I read story books. I read something every day. Of course, I read my papers too. When you read, the words that are there get recalled all the time and that’s how you remember. It’s like seeing somebody frequently and seeing that person once every three or four years. Sometimes, you cannot remember his name or recognise him.
Tun, we will celebrate the 56th year of the establishment of the federation of Malaysia on 16 September. You were 38 years old in 1963. What were your thoughts then of the Malaysia you would like to see, and the Malaysia it has become?
When we were striving for independence, we didn’t think much of developing the country. All we wanted was to be able to rule the country ourselves and to determine our future through our own governance. That was all.
Was there a strategy on how to build a young Malaysia?
Under the British rule, the people did not have much, but they didn’t complain much either then. It was only after the Independence that they began to think that the government should do more for them. One of the things the government realised very early on was that the people were landless. There were no factories to employ people in those days. The only way to earn a living was to have land to grow paddy and rubber and so on. So people went into the jungle to chop down trees to plant rubber, but many of them died from malaria. The government then decided to step in. They announced they would implement the FELDA scheme. They would clear the forests, plant rubber and then invite the pioneers to come in. From then on, the people began to think that the government can do something for them, and since we were a democratic country and we wanted to be popular, we started giving things to the people. Then the electorate realised that their votes were very important and they could use their voting strength to force the government to give them things. So over time, they began to demand for more. They wanted mosques to be built, they wanted roads, they wanted electricity and water supply.
So we are where we are today. Does it sadden you that you have to come out of retirement to save the day, so to speak?
When I retired in 2003, I thought I would never come back again. I wanted to rest, maybe write books. But one week after I stepped down, the new government reneged on what they promised to do. They had promised during our Cabinet meetings that they will continue with the railway project, the bridge to Singapore and other things. Because of this, many people were unhappy. So they came to see me. They said, please do something – those were their famous words. I asked them, what can I do? I’m not the prime minister anymore. But they insisted that I do something. I did try to contact the government to advise them, but to no effect.
Do you relish being the world’s oldest prime minister?
I would like to be a young prime minister, but the fact is, I am old. Fortunately for me, I can still function, and people trust me and want me to lead. So I am responding to the demands of the people and the (then) opposition party. They chose me to lead them. Before, they used to criticise me – called me a dictator – but it was they who proposed that I should lead the (Pakatan Harapan coalition).
What keeps you awake at night?
There are matters that I worry about. Sometimes it takes some time to fall asleep because I’m thinking about how I can resolve them. Or if I have to make a speech the next day, I have to think of what I want to say.
With the issues youth today face, what do you hope they will inherit in their adulthood?
Today’s youth are under less pressure than the youth of my time. Youth of my time were all very poor. All we wanted to do was to study, and if possible, to go to the university to improve our earning capacity. When I was in the medical college, there were only seven Malays in the group of more than 70 students. But nowadays, thousands of people get into universities with scholarships. So they take for granted that they can get what they want easily. Life is easy now because people have more money. Some of the youth, when their parents give them money, they buy motorcycles. Then instead of putting the motorcycles to good use, they perform stunts on their motorcycles and become mat rempits.
Malaysia’s economy appears to be in need of a huge boost. FDIs are low. The stock market has been underperforming for quite a number of years. Will we continue to rely on oil production, palm oil and consumer spending to sustain growth?
You know, with palm oil and rubber, we didn’t do the right thing. We find that people with two to three acres of land trying to make a living out of planting rubber and oil palm cannot make a living out of it. The British opened up 10,000-20,000 acres for the big players and they are the ones making the money. The small players are not making much money. So now we are relooking our strategy on agriculture. In the case of industries, we decided to do this through FDIs to create jobs for the people. But the industries that can provide better incomes are the IT and new tech sectors. So our people had to adapt and to reskill in order to serve in these new sectors. Our local companies now have the capability to produce microchips where before they were mostly produced by foreign companies. We want to go into AI (artificial intelligence), but it will take some time to materialise. There are many investment proposals, but we have to provide the necessary workforce too. We want our people to be conversant with new technologies so that they can serve in these new industries. There have been very big investments in Malaysia, about RM30 billion (USD7.3 billion) a year, but somehow, they don’t seem to get reported (in the media).
Talent has been an issue in Malaysia. Is this also a concern for your government?
We have talent, but we have to create jobs for people who are talented. If you don’t have jobs that fit their qualifications, they will run away. We find, for example, the people we send to Korea or Japan (who) have come back after acquiring a lot of skills can’t find jobs. Because we don’t have the right jobs for them, they have gone back (overseas). Some have married and started families there. So we have to encourage investments in high-tech industries so that these highly qualified people can return to work and stay here.
How do you view tourism in Malaysia? Our travel and tourism do not appear to be as dynamic as some of our neighbouring countries; what are your plans to step that up?
We have too many bureaucratic procedures, which we have to reduce. And in some cases, we don’t appear to be very hospitable too. We find that in some countries, people are always smiling, they are very welcoming to tourists, but sometimes, Malaysians don’t behave like that. The government has built a lot of places of interest to attract tourists. Take the case of Langkawi. Previously it had 10,000 visitors a year, but now, it has 3.2 million because we have created a “product” and we are adding to the product. The government does not have enough money to do everything, for example, building theme parks. We hope the private sector will do that.
What is your fondest memory of flying with Malaysia Airlines?
Those days, I always flew with Malaysia Airlines. The food was good, and of course, being the prime minister, I get to fly in First Class.
Airlines like British Airways and Lufthansa have long ago separated from their governments. Is there still value in having a national carrier other than for patriotism or pride?
We can still have a national airline, but it does not necessarily have to be owned by the government. The days where there is a national airline for every country is over. Now you can have a number of airlines. One of those can be called a national airline because it carries the symbol (of the nation) but it can be operated by the private sector.
What is your wawasan (vision) for Malaysia by the time you hand over the reins to the next prime minister?
I hope I have resolved most of the debts that we owe. We took over more than RM1 trillion (USD243 billion) of debts (from the previous government). We have to reduce that. Percentage-wise, we have reduced it partly through growth. The other thing is I hope we have cleaned up the government. Lastly, we have to teach the people not to be too dependent on the government. Yes, we will do what have to do for the people, but they must also learn to be less dependent on us. If they are not earning enough, they have to increase their skills or increase their productivity. That is the way for the country to become wealthy. If you expect the government to subsidise you all the way, that won’t create wealth. It is a loss to the government.
Lastly, Tun, your marriage to Tun Siti is everyone’s relationship goal. What is your secret to building an enduring love?
Be tolerant. The wife is not perfect. You are not perfect. So both the wife and husband must tolerate the idiosyncrasies of one another. For example, I like to be on time. I always want to be punctual, but my wife is always late. At first, we quarrel, but after some time, I said she’s always going to be like that. So I have to put up with it, and she has to put up with me harassing her to “come, come, come, we’ve run out of time already.”
Tun M takes our quick-fire round questions.
  1. What is your most overused word?Work!
  2. What is your favourite activity to destress? Read.
  3. Best place you have been for a vacation.Fukuoka, Japan.
  4. What is the most expensive thing you have bought for yourself? When I was a medical practitioner, I bought a Pontiac, a huge American car. In those days, it only cost RM12,000. It was a six-seater and the front seat was a bench that can seat three people.
  5. What is your most treasured thing? My grandchildren.
  6. Who are your favourite authors? I read Wilbur Smith, Jeffrey Archer. These are the popular ones.
  7. Are you the sort who reads more than one book at a time? Yes, sometimes I read two books at the same time.
  8. What is the one thing you have always lived by? Working, I love to work.
  9. What is the quality you most like in a person? Honesty.
  10. What is the trait you most deplore in others? I dislike people who do not work hard.
  11. Three things you can’t live without. I can’t live without food. And I cannot be idle. I need to do something, keep myself occupied.
  12. What about your mobile phone? I don’t use my mobile phone very often. In fact, nobody knows my mobile number.
  13. Do you know your mobile number? I don’t.
  14. Something about you that people don’t know? I like to be alone, but my profession forces me to be with people. It (being the prime minister) is not something I like to do but I need to do.
  15. If a movie is made about you, how would you have it told? Tell the truth. Don’t embellish it or say, oh, he’s a great man. Tell the truth
source : goingplaces