Is it nearly time already?

The recent double whammy by the Barisan Nasional  Government to retain handsomely Batu Sapi  and wresting the state seat of Galas in Kelantan with such an unprecedented majority speaks volume of the overwhelming confidence of the component parties in BN that perhaps it is nearly time already for BN to go back to the Rakyat to knock off the living daylights of the opposition parties once and for all as they are alleging that it has been for far too long that the latter have been given so wide a platform to exercise their rights so much so that at times, abuses of such freedom did occur when it came to tit for tat kind of verbal confrontation between the parties thereto.

Except for the Prime Minister, I suppose  it is not wrong to say that buoyed by the recent double victories,  everyone else is predicting that the 13th General Election would be called much sooner than later.  So much so that I for one is also tempted to say that the Prime Minister might just be contemplating with such a possibility.

However, there is always two sides  of the same coin which is  getting the transformation process underway and in the process making the people to feel good is a valuable consideration which the Prime Minister had to bargain for.  A half-baked cake may not be the proper treatment for the peoples’ current ailment and to suggest that the BN’s double victories in Batu Sapi and Galas could be a significant reflection of the peoples’ heartbeat in the country right now would not be entirely true.

Be as it may, I am quite sure that after about two years of hard work, it is fair to say that the Prime Minister had achieved quite a lot in bringing back the confidence of the people at large despite hiccups along the way. However, it is also fair to say that the Prime Minister’s success may not be that significant to say the least had it not been for the persistent contributions from members of the opposition parties in making the BN Government to always be on the alert lest they would be mistaken for deadwood.

The question now is whether we are going to face an early general election or not?  My take is that the 13th General Election will not be called as yet until and unless the PM is really satisfied that the component parties in Sarawak are ready and able to win in the impending Sarawak State election which must be called before  July 2011.  If that is the case,  most probable than not the 13th General Election will be held together with the Sarawak State Election sometimes in May 2011 as  I believe the prevailing political climate favours the Prime Minister to seek a fresh mandate by dissolving Parliament since there are so many positive developments around that could give the BN government the edge — the Government Transformation Programme, the National Economic Transformation Programme, the disarray in the opposition and, as Batu Sapi and Galas have shown, an improved support towards BN.

But then again, there will be a catch, would the opposition-held states follow in advising their Malay Rulers and TYT to dissolve their respective state assemblies as there is no provision in their state constitutions to prohibit them from holding a separate  state general elections because as a matter of political strategy,  it will enable the opposition parties to focus and utilise their resources better and therefore, improve their chances of winning.

So I say if it does happen, it will definitely complicate the prevailing political scenario.  In the end, it will not be good for the people at large.  Who is to blame?  I leave it to you Folks to ponder…

Cheers!

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2 Responses to “Is it nearly time already?”


  1. 1 Bei soo lang January 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    To: All Malaysians who loves to live in a country where the Rule of Law is above all politicians.
    From: See Yin Luan, Lawyer of Democratic Justice,Malaysia,17 th Floor,Wisma MCA,163 Jalan Ampnag,Kuala Lumpur.
    Subject : Make a million police reports against all the people involved in giving false evidence in court in DSAAIII sodomy 1 and 2 case.
    Agenda:
    1) If these people do not have justice served on them under the BN government.
    We can start criminal files on them.
    2) They will get justice served on them on the next PR government.
    3) These people should be prosecuted up the five levels of courts.
    4) These people should serve long jail sentences,
    5) It will serve all future law enforces who breaks the law for their own selfish political and monetary agenda.
    6) The people involved are the IGP,AG,PDRM CID investigating officers and all the other scientific officers,
    7) I will be briefing all the bar councils in the commonwealth.
    8) I will invite foreign observers for the next General Election.
    9) I will work with Amiga to apply foreign pressure on the government.
    10) My group will build a new Malaysia.
    Lawyer See Yin Luan,
    17th Floor,
    Wisma MCA,
    163 Jalan Ampamg,
    Kuala Lumpur,

  2. 2 bei soo lang January 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Bei Soo Lang at 088268189
    I think most of you already saw this list. A list stating 70 reasons of why we should say NO to UMNO-BN in the next GE. Let’s examine this list closely ya.

    1. PKFZ RM12 billion
    2. Submarine Commission RM500 million
    3. Sime Darby RM964 million
    4. Paya Indah Westland RM88 million
    5. Pos Malaysia (Transmile) RM230 million lost
    6. Eurocopter deal RM1 billion wasted?
    7. Terengganu Stadium collapse RM292 million
    8. MRR2 repair cost RM70 million
    9. Maybank overpaid BII RM4 billion
    10. Tourism – NYY kickback RM10 million

    11. 3 paintings bought by MAS RM1.5 million
    12. Overpayment by Sport Ministry RM8.4 million
    13. London’s white elephant sports complex RM70 million
    14. MATRADE repairs RM120 million
    15. Cost of new plane used by PM RM200 million
    16. InventQ irrecoverable debt RM228 million
    17. Compensation for killing crooked bridge RM257 million
    18. Loss in selling Augusta RM 510 million
    19. Worth of APs given out in a year RM1.8 billion
    20. Submarines (future Muzium Negara artifacts) RM4.1 billion

    21. PSC Naval dockyard RM6.75 billion
    22. The Bank Bumiputra twin scandals in the early 1980s saw US$1billion losses (RM3.2 billion in 2008)
    23. The Maminco attempt to corner the World Tin Market in the1980s is believed to have cost some US$500 million (RM1.6billion)
    24. Betting in foreign exchange futures cost Bank Negara MalaysiaRM30 billion in the 1990s
    25. Perwaja Steel’s US$800 million (RM2.56 billion) losses
    26. Use of RM10 billion public funds in the Valuecap Sdn Bhd operation to shore up the stock market
    27. Banking scandal of RM700 million losses in Bank Islam
    28. The sale of M.V. Agusta by Proton for one Euro making a loss of €75.99 million (RM348 million) Same as No.20?
    29. Wang Ehsan from oil royalty on Terengganu RM7.4 billion from 2004 – 2007
    30. For the past 10 years since Philharmonic Orchestra was established, this orchestra has swallowed a total of RM500 million. Hiring a Kwai-Lo CEO with a salary of more than RM1 million per annum!

    31. In Advisors Fees, Mahathir was paid RM180,000, Shahrizat Abdul RM404,726 and Abdul Hamid Othman (religious) RM549,675 per annum
    32. The government has spent a total of RM3.2 billion in teaching Maths and Science in English over the past five years. Of the amount, the government paid a whopping RM2.21 billion for the purchase of information and computer technology (ICT) equipment which it is unable to give a breakdown. Government paid more than RM6,000 per notebook vs per market price of less than RM3,000 through some new consortiums that was setup just to transact the notebook deal. There was no Maths & Science Content for the teachers and the notebooks are all with the teachers’ children now.
    33. The commission paid for purchase of jets and submarines to two private companies – Perimeker Sdn Bhd and IMT Defence Sdn Bhd amounted to RM910 million. Expanding on No. 2?
    37. RM300 million to compensate Gerbang Perdana for the RM1.1 billion “Crooked Scenic Half-Bridge”
    38. RM1.3 billion has been wasted building the white elephant Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities on cancellation of the Malaysia-Singapore Scenic Bridge
    39. RM100 million on renovation of Parliament building which leaks
    40. National Astronaut (actually tourist) Programme – RM40 million

    41. National Service Training Programme – yearly an estimate of RM 500 million ( MOST National Service Camp LAND OWNERS are tied to Najib or old ‘friends’ of Najib )
    42. Eye of Malaysia – RM30 million and another RM5.7 million of free tickets
    43. RM2.4 million on indelible ink
    44. Samy Vellu announced in September 2006 that the government paid compensation amounting to RM38.5 billion to 20 highway companies. RM380 million windfalls for 9 toll concessionaires earned solely from the toll hike in 2008 alone
    45. RM32 million timber export kickbacks involving companies connected to Sarawak Chief Minister and his family.
    46. Two bailouts of Malaysia Airline System RM7.9 billion. At a time when MAS is incurring losses every year, RM1.55 million used to buy three paintings to decorate its Chairman’s (Munir) office. Expanding on No.11
    47. Putra transport system bailout which cost RM4.486 billion.
    48. STAR-LRT bailout costing RM3.256 billion.
    49. National Sewerage System bailout costing RM192.54 million.
    50. Seremban-Port Dickson Highway bailout costing RM142 million

    51. Kuching Prison bailout costing RM135 million
    52. Kajian Makanan dan Gunaan Orang Islam bailout costing RM8.3 million
    53. Le Tour de Langkawi bailout costing RM3.5 Million
    54. Wholesale distribution of tens of millions of shares in Bursa Malaysia under the guise of NEP to cronies, children and relatives of BN leaders and ministers worth billions of ringgit.
    55. Alienation of tens of thousands of hectares of commercial lands and forestry concessions to children and relatives of BN leaders and Ministers worth tens of billions of ringgits.
    56. Since 1997, Petronas has handed out a staggering RM30 billion in natural gas subsidies to IPPs who were reaping huge profits. In addition, there were much wastages and forward trading of Petronas oil in the 1990s based on the low price of oil then. Since the accounts of Petronas are for the eyes of the Prime Minister only, we have absolutely no idea of the amount.
    57. RM5,700 for a car jack worth only RM50
    58. Government-owned vehicle consumed a tank of petrol worth RM113 within a few minutes
    59. A pole platform that cost RM990 was bought for RM30,000
    60. A thumb drive that cost RM90 was bought for RM480

    61. A cabinet that cost RM1,500 was bought for RM13,50062. A flashlight that cost RM35 was bought for RM143
    63. Expenses for 1Malaysia campaign paid to APCO?
    64. RM17 billion subsidy to IPP
    65. US$24 million Diamond Ring for Ro$mah – Cancellation of Order – how much compensation?
    66. CowGate … RM250 million
    67. Monsoon Cup . . . RM800 million per year
    68. Illicit Fund Transfers out of Malaysia (2000 – 2009) : RM 1,077,000,000,000!
    69. Tajudin-Danaharta settlement to cover up for Dr M and Daim
    70. Billions of ringgit toll concessions that disadvantage the government and taxpayers
    71. MUSA-AMAN’s Timber-Concessions kick-backs worth $90Million US Dollars into his personal account causing thousands of acres of precious Rainforest in Sabah ( homes of endangered wild life such as Orangutans, Borneo Pygmy-Elephants & the Sumatran Rhino ) to be cut-down….

    Roughly the above list is pretty the ‘standard’ one. There are several versions on the net, some with up to 100 reasons, but generally all are more or less similar. From this list, we can actually group the ‘reasons’ into several category. Some cases can be added into more than one category. Below is an example on how I categorized them:

    Scandals:

    1. PKFZ RM12 billion.
    2. Submarine Commission RM500 million.
    6. Eurocopter deal RM1 billion wasted.
    10. Tourism – NYY kickback RM10 million.
    11. 3 paintings bought by MAS RM1.5 million.
    15. Cost of new plane used by PM RM200 million.
    20. Submarines (future Muzium Negara artifacts) RM4.1 billion.
    21. PSC Naval dockyard RM6.75 billion.
    22. The Bank Bumiputra twin scandals in the early 1980s saw US$1 billion losses (RM3.2 billion in 2008).
    25. Perwaja Steel’s US$800 million (RM2.56 billion) losses.
    27. Banking scandal of RM700 million losses in Bank Islam.
    31. In Advisors Fees, Mahathir was paid RM180,000, Shahrizat Abdul RM404,726 and Abdul Hamid Othman (religious) RM549,675 per annum.
    33. The commission paid for purchase of jets and submarines to two private companies – Perimeker Sdn Bhd and IMT Defence Sdn Bhd amounted to RM910 million. Expanding on No. 2?
    45. RM32 million timber export kickbacks involving companies connected to Sarawak Chief Minister and his family.
    54. Wholesale distribution of tens of millions of shares in Bursa Malaysia under the guise of NEP to cronies, children and relatives of BN leaders and ministers worth billions of ringgit.
    55. Alienation of tens of thousands of hectares of commercial lands and forestry concessions to children and relatives of BN leaders and Ministers worth tens of billions of ringgits.
    56. Since 1997, Petronas has handed out a staggering RM30 billion in natural gas subsidies to IPPs who were reaping huge profits. In addition, there were much wastages and forward trading of Petronas oil in the 1990s based on the low price of oil then. Since the accounts of Petronas are for the eyes of the Prime Minister only, we have absolutely no idea of the amount.
    65. US$24 million Diamond Ring for Ro$mah – Cancellation of Order – how much compensation?
    66. CowGate . . . RM250 Million
    68. Illicit Fund Transfers out of Malaysia ( 2000 – 2009)- RM 1,077,000,000,000!
    69. Tajudin-Danaharta settlement to cover up for Dr M and Daim.
    71. MUSA-AMAN’s Timber-Concessions kick-backs worth $90Million US Dollars into his personal account causing thousands of acres of precious Rainforest in Sabah ( homes of endangered wild life such as Orangutans, Borneo Pygmy-Elephants & the Sumatran Rhino ) to be cut-down….

    Bailout:

    3. Sime Darby RM964 million.
    4. Paya Indah Westland RM88 million.
    5. Pos Malaysia (Transmile) RM230 million lost.
    46. Two bailouts of Malaysia Airline System RM7.9 billion. At a time when MAS is incurring losses every year, RM1.55 million used to buy three paintings to decorate its Chairman’s (Munir) office. Expanding on No.11
    47. Putra transport system bailout which cost RM4.486 billion.
    48. STAR-LRT bailout costing RM3.256 billion.
    49. National Sewerage System bailout costing RM192.54 million.
    50. Seremban-Port Dickson Highway bailout costing RM142 million.
    51. Kuching Prison bailout costing RM135 million.
    52. Kajian Makanan dan Gunaan Orang Islam bailout costing RM8.3 million.
    53. Le Tour de Langkawi bailout costing RM3.5 Million.

    Damages and Repairs:

    7. Terengganu Stadium collapse RM292 million.
    8. MRR2 repair cost RM70 million.
    14. MATRADE repairs RM120 million.
    17. Compensation for killing crooked bridge RM257 million.
    37. RM300 million to compensate Gerbang Perdana for the RM1.1 billion “Crooked Scenic Half-Bridge”.
    38. RM1.3 billion has been wasted building the white elephant Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities on cancellation of the Malaysia-Singapore Scenic Bridge.
    39. RM100 million on renovation of Parliament building which leaks.

    Bad Investments/Decisions:

    13. London’s white elephant sports complex RM70 million.
    16. InventQ irrecoverable debt RM228 million.
    18. Loss in selling Augusta RM 510 million.
    28. The sale of M.V. Agusta by Proton for one Euro making a loss of €75.99 million (RM348 million)
    23. The Maminco attempt to corner the World Tin Market in the 1980s is believed to have cost some US$500 million (RM1.6 billion).
    24. Betting in foreign exchange futures cost Bank Negara Malaysia RM30 billion in the 1990s.
    30. For the past 10 years since Philharmonic Orchestra.was established, this orchestra has swallowed a total of RM500 million. Hiring a Kwai-Lo CEO with a salary of more than RM1 million per annum!
    40. National Astronaut (actually tourist) Programme – RM40 million.
    41. National Service Training Programme – yearly an estimate of RM 500 million.
    42. Eye of Malaysia – RM30 million and another RM5.7 million of free tickets.
    67. Monsoon Cup RM800 million per year.
    26. Use of RM10 billion public funds in the Valuecap Sdn Bhd operation to shore up the stock market.

    Supplier, PO system and Claims:

    12. Overpayment by Sport Ministry RM8.4 million.
    32. The government has spent a total of RM3.2 billion in teaching Maths and Science in English over the past five years. Of the amount, the government paid a whopping RM2.21 billion for the purchase of information and computer technology (ICT) equipment which it is unable to give a breakdown. Government paid more than RM6,000 per notebook vs per market price of less than RM3,000 through some new consortiums that was setup just to transact the notebook deal. There was no Maths & Science Content for the teachers and the notebooks are all with the teachers’ children now.
    43. RM2.4 million on indelible ink.
    57. RM5,700 for a car jack worth only RM50.
    58. Government-owned vehicle consumed a tank of petrol worth RM113 within a few minutes.
    59 A pole platform that cost RM990 was bought for RM30,000.
    60. A thumb drive that cost RM90 was bought for RM480.
    61. A cabinet that cost RM1,500 was bought for RM13,500.
    62. A flashlight that cost RM35 was bought for RM143.

    Payments:

    44. Samy Vellu announced in September 2006 that the government paid compensation amounting to RM38.5 billion to 20 highway companies. RM380 million windfalls for 9 toll concessionaires earned solely from the toll hike in 2008 alone.
    63. Expenses for 1Malaysia campaign paid to APCO?
    64. RM17 billion subsidy to IPP.
    70. Billions of ringgit toll concessions that disadvantage the government and taxpayers”.

    Others:

    9. Maybank overpaid BII RM4 billion.
    19. Worth of APs given out in a year RM1.8 billion.
    29. Wang Ehsan from oil royalty on Terengganu RM7.4 billion from 2004 – 2007..


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