Monday, April 16, 2012

The Edge: Breaking up Umno and MCA

The Anwarites are at it again. While Malaysiakini, Malaysia Chronicle, Free Malaysia Today and other news portals are on a non-stop mission to bring down Barisan Nasional government, another Opposition-controlled 'business' paper (what?) The Edge is going a bit forward.

This time around, The Edge tries to run a wedge between BN two main component parties, Umno and MCA. And to add credence, former Cabinet Minister Zaid Ibrahim who is struggling for the upkeep of his political popularity, threw his support for the unfounded reports.

First, The Edge said Umno will take over the Transport Ministry portfolio under the new Cabinet (should BN wins next general elections). Why? Because Umno leading businessmen have been pressuring PM and Umno President Najib to consider the 'bulk of money' involved for projects under the ministry.

It also said MCA will have to relinquish that portfolio due to calls by Umno-linked companies like Gamuda and tycoons like Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary and others who want Najib to secure such contracts for them.

"The amount of money being poured into rail infrastructure, coupled with high-profile scandal-hit projects like Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ), has sparked a realignment of national politics with the Transport Ministry, which has traditionally been helmed by MCA, potentially leading to the loss of the rail and road sectors.

“There is a lot of national pride attached to the rail sector now and Umno believes it must take the lead,” The Edge said, quoting an unidentified industry source whom I believe never existed or someone from the Opposition bench.

And tomorrow at the Parliament, I will personally see Minister in the PM's Department Nazri Aziz whom according to the paper was being considered to oversee the rail and road sectors, thus leaving the Transport Ministry with ports and airports.

As far as the record shows, most projects under the Transport Ministry were awarded to Umno-linked companies, and a few went to MCA, MIC and other bidders, including the Opposition. I think The Edge didn't do much homework before coming out with the 'dirty analysis'.

Gamuda, UEM, Scomi and MMC for examples. Do these companies belong to MCA or MIC?

While Human Resource sees a two-term rotation between MCA and MIC, Health and Transport are given to MCA under what is termed as 'a mutual understanding' among BN component parties. That has been the practice over the last three or four decades. No complaints so far.

Another issue brought up by The Edge is linking Najib's close aide Omar Mustapha and former MCA deputy president Chan Kong Choy of benefiting from an automated traffic summons deal worth a few hundreds million ringgit.

And Zaid, who is trying to get back Kota Bharu parliamentary seat under the party he 'formed and left' KITA, was fast to rally behind the reports. When MCA President Chua Soi Lek denied any involvement of MCA-linked companies with it, Zaid said on his Twitter: "So traffic summons firm not MCA linked? Must be Umno then. Who else can suck blood from the rakyat (people) like they do".

I don't care much about Zaid. Just let KB voters choose between him and possibly Fatmi Salleh and PAS' Takiyuddin.

My concern is about the integrity of the reports.

Penang CM Lim Guan Eng, who questioned why Najib granted the 'exorbitant' 17 per cent return to two companies awarded with the project, has forgotten that ATES and Beta had to fork out an initial capital of millions of ringgit to supply, install and maintain the cameras and other supporting equipments.

Lim & Gang should have done some calculations first before shooting blindly at the government. Furthermore, his allegation that there wasn't any open tender for it was wrong as the two companies were chosen from a 'selective tender' system some years ago when not many businessmen showed much interest in such a project.

At least Lim could have conducted a simple costings by asking the security company managing Komtar as to how much is their overhead per month in providing surveillance for the building, especially the Chief Minister's Office. Only then will he know how expensive it is to maintain the system.

However, I don't blame The Edge.

Just like any other anti-BN (obviously they are not anti-government) machinery, The Edge is under the management of Anwar's sympathiser. Who is this Tong, if u may know - a former boss at Phileo, now Anwar's big supporter. And PKR headquarters is not far from there.

So, that explains everything...

As far as the reports are concerned, MCA and Umno are not affected.

25 comments:

ah soon said...

but bro, is it wrong or something odd to change portfolios?

let say umno takes transport, mca takes finance, mic takes housing... something like that.

what's the big deal anyway?

after all, they report to one person - the prime minister!

Anonymous said...

the two companies that got the traffic contracts belong to osama laden lor!

heheheehhe!!!!

what;s the big fuss about it? mca, mic, umno, pkr, dap... all are nonsense!

Anonymous said...

my simple question.

in malaysia, who and what IS NOT UMNO?

Anonymous said...

Tong Ong Kooi is now running taiga in canada.

alison said...

jai,

this tong 'taik' is also in cahoot with your buddy leslie lopez d 'pukimax' in strategising the kind of news for the edge to hit out at the govt.

i wonder if the home minister should consider revoking the edge permit temporarily as they always come up with no true stories.

penangan said...

salam tuan,

dah menjadi tanggungjawab akhbar pro pakatan untuk melaporkan apa saja benda negatif dan tidak benar mengenai kerajaan.

sepertimana juga akhbar dan media arus perdana, begitu jugalah peranan mereka.

cuma bezanya, the edge sengaja ingin melaga-lagakan umno dan mca kerana melihat wujudnya kesepakatan yang kukuh di antara parti2 dalam barisan nasional.

apa pun, jangan ambil peduli sangat dengan apa yang mereka laporkan. teruskan usaha kita untuk mencapai kejayaan pada pru akan datang

anti-najib said...

hahahaha...

u pro-bn bloggers are so good at defending but lack of good arguments.

the two companies belong to umno stooges and they already made tons of money from the rakyat.

some of the money went to the govt coffer but much of it went to the pockets of your bosses.

u want to deny that also?

kudin said...

tell guan eng to assess the budget for his office, his officers and others who serve him.

who is paying that?

him? no way!

talk cock only!

Anonymous said...

dunno why the opp plays the issue.

dont tell me that they dont know that most govt projects go to umno-linked companies, irrespective of which BN party holds the portfolio.

so foolish of the edge to try to break up umno and mca good relation.

they will never part.

sierra man said...

agree with ah soon.

nothing is wrong if they parties within bn switch portfolio. in fact i think its a good practice as all will have the opportunity to manage it.

Anonymous said...

For yr info, the edge has been fed by the opposition.

From a strictly business paper, they r now nore like a political paper.

They swing to money.

Dont be surprise if they rally behind umno over some good tokens...

ayam denak said...

Pundek punya akhbar.

Memang celaka haram jadah!

Anonymous said...

Don't talk cock lah. RM 800 million for 831 black spots ? At RM 1 million per spot ? What are they installing ? Gold plated CCTVs ?

UMNOputras can't count because RM 1 million to an UMNOputra is the same as RM 1 to the average rakyat.

Sucking blood from us again !

Godfather

7 x 7 said...

just leave the batterings to the opposition. thats their job.

stay focus on our duty - to win and serve the rakyat.

the opposition will forever stay to serve the politics of one man - anwar.

i dont like hisham said...

jai,

diorang tu memang mangkok. benda macam ni pun nak spin.

the edge bukan lagi paper bisnes tapi dah melalut jauh dah.

elok jgn baca atau beli.

siapa beli, bodo la namanya!

Anonymous said...

Bujai The Mother Fucker,
That's what I was told by my UMNO friends. You think you are better than people in PMO. Or your are portraying that to PM. Fuck you. You are just a crook who was kicked out of mainstream media for acting smart when you are actually an idiot who cut and paste other peoples' ideas. I dare you will not publish this comment, since its for your personal consumption.

ayutha said...

i dont understand why must still be malaysians who want to tear the country apart.

the malays and chinese have been living harmoniously and competing in a healthy environment.

why must we separate them?

Anonymous said...

How can u b sure that mca is not in it?

bujai said...

Dear anon apr 17; 10.15. No reason not to publish yr comment. I like it, somehow as it reflects how frustrated u are at what n where u are now, n how cowardly of u to hide your identity. Anyway, i managed to track your IP... I know who u are, bro. I made a mistake, thinking u are a friend. Tks bro

Anonymous said...

Jai. Aku pun tau siapa anon tu. Tak perlu checkmIP dia....

lan chow said...

Eh.

I thot all this while the edge is a business paper.

Why the sudden change?

Wah lan neh!

Anonymous said...

STUDENT@MALAYSIA-STUDENT.com
MCA (DATUK YIP KUM FOOK, MCA CHAIRMAN GOMBAK) INSULTED BUDDHIST MONKS
Dear Devotees into the Dhamma,
I sincerely shall use the language to make publicly the bitter experience that actually has happened in the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION NO: 19-21 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.
I am not satisfied with the Gombak MCA Division chairman (Yip Kum Fook) and the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSSOCIATION chairman (Yip Kum Fook) because he used vicious and arrogant means in bringing in a group of individuals from other places to provoke and trample the sacred ground and without any sound reason called in the police to forcefully detain the monk so as to humiliate worshippers of Buddhism.
I strongly would like to ask here that what great sin and crimes had he committed to the extent of you Yip Kum Fook lawyer by means or by crooks called in the police to detain a monk like him?
I came from Penang, I was a newcomer and I temporarily put up at the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION to study and learn to practice Buddhism. While at the temple, I could not bear with the way Yip Kum Fook lawyer behaved, your uncourteous, arrogant and unexcelled attitude in treating the Temple abbot.
Because I said a few words about your behavior to you Yip Kum Fook, you resorted to such dirty means to hurt a monk. It is indeed unacceptable and cast a very bad example.
For a school principal, if his and her student has committed an offence, the police must as a matter of courtesy meet up with the principal, try to understand the actual situation, before the police take any actions. This is the usual practice.
But it is sorry to say, that Yip kum Fook lawyer who himself is a lawyer chose to have done. Otherwise, he did not act in accordance with the teaching of Buddhism and looked down on the spirit of Buddhism for the sole purpose of showing off that he is the powerful chairman of MCA Gombak Division and the chairman of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. He demanded the police to detain the monk so as to realize his motive.
It is very fortunate that due to the fact that religion itself is a sensitive matter, even the Malay policemen understood and respected the religion, culture and customs of other communities, so they did not rush into taking any actions. Otherwise, the consequences would be catastrophic.
I understand why Yip Kum Fook lawyer was furious and flared up. The main reason is as follows. The abbot of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. He has been the abbot for 20 years. He was the architect and played the pivotal in raising fund the public to build up the Temple.
Continued next………

Anonymous said...

The abbot was alarmed to find out that a new person like him Yip Kum Fook lawyer; the chairman of MCA Gombak Division did not walk the talks. His talks were beautiful decorated with humanity, virtue and morality.
But in practice, he always marginalized and pushed out those who did see eye to eye with him. The Temple committees were instead made up mostly of his relatives. Moreover, the Temple fund was not managed in a transparent manner. Ultimately, his true motive was to turn the pure and sacred ground into a political stepping stone and political ground and from a place of worship into a personal property.
The abbot was well aware of what had taken placed, but in order to look preserve the whole wellness of the temple, he gave him Yip Kum Fook lawyer well-intentioned advices. But such an advice was not well received, it made Yip Kum Fook lawyer unhappy, restless and ran wild. Instead of heeding the advice, he made use of every opportunity to create problem and to persecute the abbot and monks so that they could no longer stay and left the temple.
Yip Kum Fook lawyer and the chairman of MCA Gombak Division whose villain’s design is obvious and whose style is hypocritical is known by everyone… your sweet words can deceive and mislead some people some of the time, but you cannot do it all the time. The karma or preordained fate of Buddhism will definitely befall.
As my last word, I would like to take this opportunity to bless him, may Yip Kum Fook lawyer wake up to reality, repent before it is too late. Do whatever is good, shed the evil.
Your Dhamma,
Ven. Phra Piya Dhamma
Penang, Malaysia.

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Anonymous said...

DATUK YIP Kum FOOK, MCA PENGERUSI GOMBAK menghina dan ANTI Sami-Sami Buddha.

Dengan berhormati penganut ke dalam Dhamma,

Saya ikhlas hendaklah menggunakan bahasa secara terbuka pengalaman pahit yang sebenarnya telah berlaku di PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI NO: 19-21 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.

Saya tidak berpuas hati dengan Pengerusi MCA Bahagian Gombak (Yip Kum Fook) dan Pengerusi PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI (Yip Kum Fook) kerana dia menggunakan cara yang ganas dan sombong dalam membawa masuk sekumpulan individu dari tempat-tempat lain untuk memprovokasi dan memijak sucidarat dan tanpa apa-apa sebab bunyi yang dipanggil polis untuk menahan Sami apabila bertentangan untuk mengaibkan penyembah Buddhisme.

Saya amat ingin bertanya di sini bahawa apa dosa besar dan jenayah telah dia telah melakukan setakat anda peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook dengan cara atau oleh penjahat yang dipanggil polis untuk menahan seorang rahib yang seperti dia?

Saya datang dari Pulau Pinang, saya adalah pendatang baru dan saya sementara meletakkan di PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI untuk mengkaji dan belajar untuk mempraktikkan Buddhisme. Ketika di kuil tersebut, saya tidak tahan dengan cara yang peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook berkelakuan, sikap anda tidak sopan, sombong dan tidak terkalahkan dalam merawat ketua Sami di Kuil.

Kerana saya berkata beberapa perkataan mengenai kelakuan anda kepada anda peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook, anda menggunakan cara-cara kotor untuk menyakiti Sami. Ia adalah sesuatu yang tidak boleh diterima dan membuang satu contoh yang sangat buruk.

Untuk pengetua sebuah sekolah, jika pelajar itu dan telah melakukan suatu kesalahan, pihak polis mestilah sebagai perkara ihsan bertemu dengan pengetua, cuba untuk memahami situasi sebenar, sebelum polis mengambil sebarang tindakan. Ini adalah amalan biasa.

Tetapi ia memohon maaf untuk mengatakan, bahawa peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook yang dirinya adalah seorang peguam memilih untuk mempunyai dilakukan. Jika tidak, dia tidak bertindak selaras dengan ajaran Agama Buddha dan memandang rendah kepada semangat Buddhisme untuk satu tujuan, menunjukkan bahawa dia adalah pengerusi yang kuat Bahagian MCA Gombak dan pengerusi PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI. Beliau menuntut pihak polis untuk menahan Sami Buddha untuk merealisasikan motif beliau

Ia amat bertuah yang disebabkan oleh hakikat bahawa agama itu sendiri adalah satu perkara yang sensitif, malah anggota polis Melayu difahami dan dihormati agama, budaya dan adat resam kaum lain, jadi mereka tidak terburu-buru mengambil apa-apa tindakan. Jika tidak, akibatnya akan menjadi bencana.

Anonymous said...

Saya faham mengapa peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook amat marah dan juga turut bertambah. Sebab utama adalah seperti berikut. Ketua Sami PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI. Beliau telah Ketua Sami selama 20 tahun. Beliau adalah arkitek dan memainkan penting dalam meningkatkan dana awam untuk membina Kuil Buddha.

Ketua Sami itu cemas untuk mengetahui bahawa seseorang yang baru seperti dia peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook; pengerusi MCA Bahagian Gombak tidak berjalan di bercakap. Bercakap beliau yang indah dihiasi dengan kemanusiaan, menurut dan moral.

Tetapi dalam amalan, beliau sentiasa dipinggirkan dan ditolak keluar orang-orang yang melihat mata ke mata dengan dia. Jawatankuasa Kuil sebaliknya membuat kebanyakannya saudaranya. Selain itu, dana Kuil Buddha tidak diuruskan secara telus. Akhirnya, motif sebenar beliau ialah untuk menghidupkan tanah yang tulen dan suci menjadi batu loncatan politik dan alasan politik dan dari tempat ibadat menjadi harta peribadi.

Ketua Sami amat menyedari apa yang telah diambil diletakkan, tetapi untuk mencari memelihara kesejahteraan keseluruhan kuil, dia memberinya nasihat Yip Kum Fook peguam berniat baik. Tetapi nasihat sedemikian telah tidak diterima dengan baik, ia dibuat peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook tidak berpuas hati, resah dan berlari liar. Bukannya mengendahkan nasihat itu, dia menggunakan setiap peluang untuk mencipta masalah dan untuk menganiaya Ketua Sami dan Sami-Sami supaya mereka tidak lagi boleh tinggal dan meninggalkan kuil Buddha.

peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook dan pengerusi Bahagian Gombak MCA yang penjahat, reka bentuk adalah jelas dan yang gaya adalah hipokrit dikenali oleh semua orang ... kata-kata manis anda boleh menipu dan mengelirukan beberapa orang beberapa masa, tetapi anda tidak boleh lakukan ia pada setiap masa. Nasib karma atau takdir agama Buddha pasti akan menimpa.

Sebagai perkataan terakhir saya, saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk memberkati dia, boleh peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook bangun dengan realiti, bertaubat sebelum terlambat. Melakukan apa yang baik, menumpahkan jahat.

Anda Dhamma,

Ven. Piya Phra Dhammo.
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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