Monday, August 10, 2009

Govt to takeover Bernama TV at RM1

AHHAAA!!! Latest news is that, the government has offered to takeover Bernama TV at RM1. Liabilities stood at RM15.8 million to be exact (thanks to an informer... you are really a darling).

It was an option given by Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Rais Yatim to the synergy which owns the station.

However, the synergy's boss Datuk Suhaimi was discontented with the offer and was pressing the government for some 'compensations'. What is there to compensate?

Someone told me that he even sought helps from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Some believe he was asking for a few million ringgit as a pre-requisite to pass on the baton to the government. Or was it meant to bail him out?

It appeared that DPM sent out a letter to Rais which prompted the latter to issue a directive to Bernama to call back all its staffs attached to Bernama TV, take all facilities 'on loan' to the Station, including newsfeeds.

If not, Bernama has been asked to request Telekom to cut off all lines to Bernama TV! What an interesting episode!

Now that many parties are also putting the blame on Annuar Zaini and Azman Ujang, its time for the Ministry to reconsider their positions as they were autonomous in most of the decision-makings.

- also read Wee Choo Keong's The gross mismanagement of Annuar Zaini...

11 comments:

contra said...

RM1?

not worth a dime after all the blunders and wrongdoings by its management!

KRERK said...

NO NEED FOR THE GOVT TO TAKE OVER. IT WILL BE A WASTE OF MONEY. JUST CLOSE SHOP AND TAKE WHOEVER RESPONSIBLE TO A SPECIAL INQUIRY.

ENOUGH!

dindings said...

jai,

aku masih kat bernama. apa yang kau tulis ni memang betul.

suhaimi dah kerajaan bayar harga bontot dia!

Anti-Pengkhianat said...

Suhaimi pengkhianat! Dia musuh dalam selimut! Penyokong tegar Anwar Ibrahim! Penjilat bontot KJ!

donplaypuks® said...

Why take over a failed enterprise?

What is the viewer statistics? Probably cannot be revived, especially if taken over by another state-owned institution!

Non-partisan said...

During the era of Pak Lah practically not a day passed by without any news on Mr.Knows All Annuar Zaini.Name any issue, he would unhesitatingly give his unsolicited advice/comments flavoured with innuendos particularly relating to TDM.

During any UMNO Gen. Assembly, to him none of the debaters was talking sense or doing right.

Not surpringly therefore his allegiance to Pak Lah earned him his appointment, amongst others,as adviser in the Northern Economic Corridor.

Is he still an asset to DSNTR?

Anonymous said...

Saudara Bujai yang ku kenali,
Ya benar, benar, benar apa yang you tulis tu.
Bagi saya Anuar Zaini tidak layak dipanggil Datuk kerana dia tidak pernah membuat sebarang jasa kepada negeri mahupun negara.Yang dia pandai ialah bodeh dan ampu
semata-mata mencari kekayaan diri sendiri. Sebagai hanya bekas kakitangan kerajaan berjatawan Setiausaha Sulit Kanan, kini seorang jutawan hasil bodek dan ampu Tun Musa Hitam dan Tun Abdullah Badawi. Dalam BERNAMA dia hanya non-excutive Chairman but dia bertindak sebagai CEO BERNAMA. Semua keputusan harian BERNAMA mesti mendapat kelulusannya. Selian daripada itu, Anuar juga Pengerusi BESSAR, anak syarikat BERNAMA yang mengendalikan sistem komputer BERNAMA dengan kadar begitu tinggi. He is also Pengarah BERNAMA TV. Dengan lain perkataan dia minta duit dari BERNAMA dan dia juga yang meluluskannya. Tidak seorang pegawai kanan BERNAMA, termasuk Ketua Pengarang, Akauntan, Pengurus Kanan Sumber Manusia (anggota Jawatankuasa Pengurusan BERNAMA) berani mentindakan arahannya. He also appointed two former General Managers (with only SPM qualifications)to be consultants in BERNAMA. These two jokers are his "YES MAN". Satu lagi Suhaimi ini mungkin rpt mungkin ada kaitan persaudaraan dengan isteri Anuar, menandangkan kedua-duanya (Suhaimi dan isteri Anuar) adalah dari Guar Cempedak.
Anuar Zaini memegang 10 jatawan dalam GLC dan Swasta:
1. Pengerusi BERNAMA
2. Pengarah NCER (Utara)
3. Pengarah MAS
4. Pengarah ISIS
5. Pengarah BERJAYA Group
6. Pengarah Lembaga Universiti Malaya
7. Pengeusi BESSAR
8. Pengarah BERNAMA TV
9. Anggota Royal Household Perak
10. Pengarah Seven-Elevent

Mat BOND NPC

Always Jammed said...

Bro,

Rais Yatim is nice enough to take over all the burden of Suhaimi, which owe Bernama - 15.8 mil, not to say others creditors. (and the amount is as at last month calculation)

At RM1 to exchange with 15.8 mil, and willing to take over all stock and barrel of his debts - is damn good proposal.

We are more concerned with the 140 staffs of Synergy that is effected with this crisis.

Bernama staffs (except 13 they left with Synergy to take care of all the rental equipments) is well taken care off. Some might voice dissatisfaction, but the at least they still have job - be it at Bernama or RTM.

BTV editorial staffs is much affected as not enough man power, equipment, dont have proper news feed etc. They are worried sick of their future.

Rais is smart old guy, he got lots of bullets to play around but Suhaimi is still trying his luck with no 1 and 2.

Few investors already asked by no 1 and 2 to save Suhaimi - but all bail out after looking at such a messy debts and management.

Well, the bird up there asked me to watch for the final game, when Telekom and TNB might just switch off all the plugs for BTV... jeng, jeng, jeng.

Anonymous said...

get AZ, AU and suhaimi out of bernama tv! takeover is good. the govt can revive the company, fully utilise the bernama staffs on secondment and bring it back to black.

litar pintas, bernama said...

bujai,

aku dah lama kat bernama. walaupun tak terlibat dengan bernama tv, aku tau apa yang berlaku, cuma tak boleh campur tangan je. memang patut kerajaan ambil alih bernama tv untuk kepentingan semua. lagipun, ia adalah milik kerajaan.

kenny said...

bro,

maybe media prima can take over if they are interested, and turn it around.

if the govt cant decide, then it will be a fatal blow to umno and the bernama