11 Jun 2019

No select committee so I appoint who I want, says Dr M

PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again defended his recent unilateral appointment of Latheefa Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), saying it was because the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Major Public Appointments tasked with approving such appointments is unable to function legally.
He said as such, the ultimate decision rests with him.
“Others can give views, but the prime minister decides,” he told reporters here today.
Mahathir said the select committee can only function once the constitution is amended.
“We don’t have a PSC. We intend to have a PSC, but to do that, we need to change some provisions in the Federal Constitution,” he said, adding that the government needs two-thirds support in the Dewan Rakyat to make the changes.
He was responding to a question on whether the top position in the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) will go through the select committee.
Mahathir today reiterated that he does not need to consult the Cabinet in making major appointments.
“I am not required to consult the Cabinet. I can ask for the opinions of various people, and then I decide on the merits of the case,” he added.
The move to appoint Latheefa drew mixed reactions from political leaders and activists, with many questioning the process bypassing the bi-partisan select committee.
The committee’s mandate is to scrutinise the appointment of public officials. It comprises six other MPs – Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh, Ngeh Koo Ham, Fong Kui Lun, Dr Hasan Bahrom, Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
It is set to meet this Thursday over the appointment of Latheefa as the MACC chief commissioner.

4 Jun 2019

严厉谴责缺口德者消遣已逝者


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社会爱心基金会主席丹斯里拿督彭茂燊太平局绅

严厉谴责缺口德者消遣已逝者


最近网上流传一则 “听说有个家翁被扫把星媳妇克死” 这样的贴文,我要大力谴责贴文者!这位贴文的仁兄不但不积口德,为老不尊,已经为社会做了不良示范,所有有良知的社会大众都应给予严厉谴责!

这则贴文出现的时机,加上网友查悉贴文者背景,即贴文者与李家刚入门媳妇杨美盈部长持有不同政治立场,因此,这不禁让人联想到贴文与IOI集团创办人丹斯里李深静离世以及刚娶媳妇有关。

虽然贴文不指名道姓,但对于任何逝者,无论任何社会地位和政治背景,贴文者都不应采取如此轻蔑,存有不良意识,下流卑鄙和陷入神经病态,才会如此亵渎逝者。这类充满歪论和迷信的贴文,对逝者不仅极为不敬,而对于处于哀痛之中的逝者家属则是二度伤害。

我在此呼吁网民们,人人都应该自重和自律,不应该滥用网络和社交媒体的便利,滥用言论自由空间来中伤他人,那是无耻之徒所为,贴文者应该向社会大众道歉。

此外,我本人对丹斯里李深静仙逝致以深切的哀悼,愿他一路走好,并祈请李氏家属节哀保重。
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29 May 2019

HRC World takes stake in Yong Tai's Encore Melaka company

KUALA LUMPUR: HRC World Plc will take a strategic stake in Yong Tai Bhd 's unit PTS Impression Sdn Bhd which is involved in the development of the tourism stage performance Encore Melaka.

Yong Tai, which is a tourism and cultural related property developer, said on Tuesday PTSI had inked an MoU with HRC Music Plc – a subsidiary of HRC World – to formalise their intention and understanding in relation to the proposed investment by HRC World in PTSI.

Under the MoU, HRC Music will subscribe up to 70% stake in PTSI at a subscription price to be determined later.

HRC World is listed on Nasdaq First North in Copenhagen where it has served as an important growth platform, enabling Nordic and international entrepreneurs to access growth capital to develop and expand their businesses.

HRC World's core activities are providing strategic restaurant management services for restaurant chains across China and other parts of Asia as well as audio-visual content development, management and consultancy services.

Both parties have mutually agreed to negotiate in good faith the details terms and conditions of the proposal with intention to finalise and enter into the relevant definitive agreements within 60 days from the date of the MoU or such other longer period as the parties may mutually agree upon.

Yong Tai CEO Datuk Wira Boo Kuang Loon said HRC World's stake in PTSI demonstrated the latter’s commitment and confidence in Encore Melaka theatre.

“Yong Tai sees the synergistic value from HRC World to jointly operate Encore Melaka theatre as HRC World manages well-known music-centric, themed food and beverage cafes across China and other parts of Asia that strategically promotes live music and bands.

“Their participation would definitely boost Encore Melaka theatre prole across China and other parts of Asia,” he added.

Boo also said the subscription price would not be less than book value of Encore Melaka theatre.

The corporate exercise would enable it to unlock the value of its investment in this iconic theatre.

Encore Melaka is the first international standard indoor theatre in Malaysia with a 360-degree rotating auditorium with a total capacity of approximately 2,000 seats. It is a franchise and the 10thImpression Series and first outside of China, which is a hit among tourists.

The show is the story of Melaka brought to life by approximately 200 local talented performers in colourful period costumes, exuberant stage settings and spectacular lighting and audio effects.

The theatre is within the Impression City development, a RM7bil gross development value cultural tourism properties development in Melaka which will be developed in stages on a 138-acre parcel of land.

Over a longer term, Yong Tai being the master developer of Impression City development will benet from the value created by Encore Melaka theatre collaboration with HRC World.


Source : https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/05/28/hrc-world-takes-stake-in-yong-tais-encore-melaka-company/

8 May 2019

AN OPEN LETTER TO YB TUAN ANTHONY LOKE ON THE PROPOSAL FOR TINTED CAR WINDOWS.



To the best of my knowledge, this is a spontaneous plan it needs special planning if not further research before implementing as this will inevitably bring the following problems:-

1.    PDRM simply and strongly oppose to this introduction as it will definitely increase crime rate to rise.

2.    Such, we must understand and respect what PDRM has to say.

3.    No only PDRM but anti-crime NGOs must also be included to give their view points on this issue namely Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) needs to give their opinion on this matter, which will directly or indirectly bring many unnecessary problems to surface.

4.    This is nothing new – why do we need to introduce it? – is there a need to introduce it?

5.    The Ministry of Transport must do a careful precise investigation and study with the Rakyat, which has raised many objections

Well, I know that YB Tuan Anthony Loke is diligent in carrying out his work, sometimes think salient factors may be overlooked.

Over to you, YB Tuan Anthony Loke.

“HUMBLENESS IS A GOOD VIRTUE, ARROGANCE SHALL FALL AND THE MEEK WILL RULE THE WORLD”.

22 Apr 2019

Former member suggests DAP dissolve and join Bersatu

With a meeting between key leaders and members fast approaching, former Penang DAP member Shamsher Singh Thind has called on the party to dissolve and join Bersatu as associate members.
This is because, Shamsher said, DAP appears to no longer follow its principles, as it did in under the leadership of the late Karpal Singh. 
"Karpal said no hudud law and no crossovers. This is party principle.
"But when DAP senior leader Lim Kit Siang and secretary-general Lim Guan Eng supported Anwar's plan to take over the federal government via the party-hopping method, Karpal told both of them to repent," he said in a statement.
"DAP cut ties with PAS after the hudud plan reconsidered by PAS. So, why didn't DAP cut ties with Bersatu when Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed openly welcomes Umno MPs and assemblypersons to join his party?"
Kit Siang, Guan Eng and several DAP leaders with cabinet positions are slated to meet party members in Penang on April 27 and 28.
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy predicted that some burning questions are bound to be asked at the meet, while other leaders downplayed it as a "normal, routine" affair.
Shamsher, who used to be vocal in such meetings in the past, resigned from DAP after the party decided to ally with Mahathir to oust then-premier Najib Abdul Razak.
"Karpal said Mahathir has to answer to 22 years of crimes, so why no action against him? Okay, he helped Pakatan Harapan to win, but Najib is out now and is facing 42 charges in court."
'Karpal turning in his grave'
Shamsher also asked that Mahathir to hand over the reins to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, as agreed to before GE14.
"Anwar has served his sentence and Najib is going through legal procedures now. Mahathir when?
"He is going around collecting awards from everywhere. Karpal must be turning in his grave," he added.
Shamsher also took offence at Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran (right), who allegedly made a "racially sensitive" remark during the recently concluded Rantau by-election.
At a ceramah on the campaign trail, Kulasegaran is said to have asked Indian voters to vote for a leader of their own race.
"Also he said he won't eat at Chinese or Malay restaurants; only Tamil restaurants he will go," Shamsher said.
"Why no disciplinary action against this minister? He has clearly violated DAP's multiracial principles when he made these remarks."
Kulasegaran has said his statements were “interpreted in the extreme” as he was merely showing solidarity with Indians in Rantau.
He also added that he would eat in all restaurants, not just those run by Indians.

6 Apr 2019

吁请政府和总警长别让国家陷入紧急状态的恐惧

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吁请政府和总警长别让国家陷入紧急状态的恐惧


马来西亚人权委员会听证会对许景城牧师和安里仄末失踪案的“强迫失踪”总结,让人感觉宛如回到紧急状态时期,令人恐惧不安,并且严重打击我国的形象,我请球政府即刻介入,展开独立调查,希望首相敦马哈迪医生在退位之前,给人民一个说法。

政府和警方并没有其他选择,他们必须对这个总结给予明确的交待。尤其是现任总警长丹斯里弗兹,在两人失踪时,他正是政治部总监,因此,如果说政治部涉及强迫失踪,那么,丹斯里弗兹对该事件最清楚,所以他必须出面给予清楚交代。

政府和总警长的清楚交待,将可以向世界说明,马来西亚并不是那么恐怖的地方,而是一个人权和人身安全都受到保障的地方。

近几年来,我国的形象已经一落千丈,再加上这个总结的打击,我国的形象将黑过锅底,因此政府即刻介入是必要的,同时也显示新政府拨乱反正,塑造新马来西亚的决心,以恢复马来西亚声誉的辉煌。


正当东南亚各位都奋力前进时,我国没有理由走回头路,别让人觉得马来西亚比紧急状态还惨,连说话都不敢,深怕随时都会被失踪。政府果断介入,铿锵有力的表态将给世界一个定心丸,让国际社会都尊重马来西亚,协助国家恢复良好的投资氛围,推动国家经济的恢复。