Sunday, December 12, 2010

Idris Jala Formula: Formula For the Rich But Suffering For Poor Rural Sarawakians

Sunday, 12th December 2010

Just wonder from whom this guy learned economic. Immediately after he took the leadership of  MAS,  he retrenched the staff and sold  MAS assets, and as a result MAS made profits ( in ACCOUNT Only) after in the red for few finacial years. What he did to MAS has impressed the incompetent BN laeders, and he was hired  to lead PEMANDU.After less than 3 years with PEMANDU he had increased the price of items from petrol to sugar in order to balance the BN deficit budget...But in the process he caused the people in the rural areas especially in Sarawak suffering. Being a Sarawakian, I am proud of him BUT for NOTHING!

Idris Jala Contribution to the Malaysians especially Rural Sarawakians

Rakyat will have to pay another 58 sen per litre for fuel consumption under Sarawak super intelligent strategiest named Datuk Seri Idris Jala, the same guy who made Malaysia Airline fare beyond lower income imagination.
Sentosa State Assemblyman, Chong Chieng Jen told a press conference said the idea is squeezing the people dry.
“The recent fuel and gas hike is already giving the people a lot of problems and to pay up another 58 sen per litre is literally ‘killing’ them,” he said.
He said although the 2nd Finance Minister said the tax would not be imposed so soon, Chong said it will be when Barisan Nasional (BN) won the next general election.
Citing an example that the Government after increasing RON 97 said they would not increase RON 95 but it was increased twice this year, once in July and now on December 1st.
Idris Jala, he said is very good in getting people to pay up by using all sort of fancy names.
“When he took over MAS, the price fare was increased by 20%. It was not in the name of the fare but the consumers have to fork out extras for administration fees, fuel charges and so on,” he said. “Now, by not increasing the fuel prices in which they are actually increasing it, he decided to name it’ fuel consumption tax,” he added.
Chong said if the government is serious about helping the people, they should not allow its cronies and other huge companies to enjoy the subsidised fuel.
“It should be the little people, lower income group who should be taken care of, not the rich and famous,” he added.

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Singapore Opinion On Malaysia's Leaders : Najib Opportunist and BN Politician Incompetent

Sunday, 12th December 2010

Malaysia’s improved ties with Singapore could be in jeopardy after the republic’s senior government officials reportedly said “Malaysia’s decline” is fuelled by incompetent politicians.

These officials were also less than complimentary about Malaysia’s prime ministers, past and present, with one of them calling Datuk Seri Najib Razak “an opportunist”

Their comments were contained in leaked US State Department cables and are likely to put pressure on the rollercoaster relations which both countries have had over decades.

The cables, obtained by WikiLeaks and published in The Sunday Age, disclose discussions between senior US officials and their Singapore counterparts Peter Ho, Bilahari Kausikan and Tommy Koh.

All three Singaporeans gave damning assessments of Malaysia. The discussions between the Singaporean and US officials took place in 2008 and 2009.

In September 2008, Kausikan, a senior foreign affairs official, told the US Deputy Secretary of Defense for East Asia David Sedney that the “situation in neighbouring Malaysia is confused and dangerous”, fuelled by “a distinct possibility of racial conflict” that could see ethnic Chinese “flee” Malaysia and “overwhelm” Singapore.

A Comparison : Singapore and Malaysia Cabinet Ministers. Please see Muhyiddin Qualification

“A lack of competent leadership is a real problem for Malaysia,” said Kausikan, citing the need for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to prevail politically in order to avoid prosecution in connection with the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.

“Najib has his neck on the line in connection with a high-profile murder case,” noted Kausikan.

A few months earlier, Peter Ho told another US official: “The political knives will be out for Abdullah (Ahmad Badawi’s) son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin, whom nobody likes because he got where he is through family ties...”

Khairy is now the Umno Youth chief but has not been given an administrative post in Najib’s government despite being seen as one of the shrewder politicians in the country.

“As for Najib Razak, he is an opportunist. Although he has not been critical of Singapore, he will not hesitate to go in that direction if it is expedient for him to do so. Najib’s political fortunes continue to be haunted by the murder scandal,” Ho had reportedly said.

The leaked cables will give ammunition to hawks in the Malaysian government and Umno who believe that it is unproductive to have good relations with Singapore, whom they describe as calculative and condescending.

The Najib administration has attempted to keep the relationship on an even keel and even untangled a long-standing dispute over Malaysian-owned railway land in the republic.

This breakthrough was made despite opposition by some quarters in the ruling party.

Both governments have agreed to set up a joint-venture company by December 31 to develop land parcels swapped for the prized railway land that cuts through the island state.

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