Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kuota Kaum India ? Bukan dah 1 Malaysia ???

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mahu Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) dan Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA) menyegerakan sasaran pengambilan 7.4 peratus kaum India dalam perkhidmatan awam, kata Naib Presiden MIC, Datuk S. Subramaniam hari ini.

Subramaniam berkata, di samping itu, lebih banyak peluang pekerjaan akan diwujudkan kepada kaum India di syarikat-syarikat berkaitan kerajaan (GLC).

Perdana menteri juga, tambahnya turut mengarahkan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi untuk mempertimbangkan beberapa kursus prauniversiti bagi membolehkan lebih ramai
pelajar, khususnya kaum India, memasuki universiti awam, lapor Bernama.

Subramaniam berkata adalah antara hasil mesyuarat ketiga jawatankuasa kabinet mengenai hal ehwal kaum India yang dipengerusikan Najib semalam.

Dalam mesyuarat tersebut, katanya, najib mengarahkan beberapa jabatan dan agensi kerajaan berkaitan, supaya menangani segera isu-isu yang membabitkan kaum India.

Dalam mesyuarat itu juga, kata Subramaniam, beberapa itu sosial, ekonomi dan pendidikan membabitkan kaum India yang telah berlanjutan dan tertangguh, kini selesai hasil campur tangan perdana menteri.

"Kami (MIC) membangkitkan beberapa perkara untuk diluluskan dan kebanyakan daripada perkara itu mendapat persetujuan perdana menteri," kata menteri sumber
manusia itu dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Beliau berkata kementeriannya, yang bertindak sebagai sekretariat bagi jawatankuasa kabinet itu, akan segera membuat tindakan susulan dengan jabatan dan agensi berkenaan.

Mengenai pembangunan semula sekolah-sekolah Tamil, Dr Subramaniam berkata Najib telah meluluskan, secara dasarnya beberapa peruntukan tambahan berikutan peningkatan kos yang terbabit dalam kerja-kerja pembangunan semula.

Beliau berkata perdana menteri mengarahkan Kementerian Kewangan, Kementerian Pelajaran dan Kementerian Kerja Raya untuk berbincang dengan Unit Perancang Ekonomi bagi mencari jalan mengatasi kos tambahan sebanyak RM65 juta yang
melebihi peruntukan asal RM100 juta bagi tujuan itu.

Soalan saya : Bukankah dasarnya 1Malaysia yang membawa definisi 1Bangsa 1Negara & tiada perbezaan warna kulit ? Kalau ya, kenapa diagihkan kuota sesama Rakyat Malaysia ??? 

Jawapan : 1sahaja jawapannya, iaitu "Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin". 

Dr. M answers ISA, Ops Lalang

By Malaysiakini.

In his latest blog posting, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad has touched on a topic which could be considered close to his heart - the Internal Security Act or ISA for short.

NONE"Having released people and having detained people under the ISA, I think I know something about this act and its application," he had pointed out at the onset of his argument.

Mahathir noted that while it was important to remember that the ISA was a preventive law, he however conceded that it had been used in the past to silent dissent.

Turning the clock back all the way to the 1960s, the 84-year-old statesman recalled how freedom fighter and politician Abdul Aziz Ishak was incarcerated under the law which allows for detention without trial.

Known to always be two steps ahead of his adversaries, the former premier beat those who might pop the question, 'What about those you arrested?'

Ops Lalang: Why I did it

And as for the infamous Operasi Lalang in 1987 during his tenure which witnessed scores of opposition politicians and activists being hauled away to the gulag, Mahathir had an excuse.

"At this point visitors to this blog are likely to say I did the same. I admit I did detain people under the ISA in the 1987 Ops Lalang. But it was not because they were members of the opposition.

"The police had informed me that there was likely to be racial clashes over the issue of Chinese education and the intention of some Umno members to hold a million-strong demonstration in Kuala Lumpur," he reasoned.

"The people detained were not only members of the opposition but included Umno members. As soon as the threat passed, the detainees were released. The issue was not political opposition to the government but the threat to national security," he added.

NONEMahathir, who stepped down in 2003 after helming the nation and Umno for 22 years, also said that he did not expect his detractors to accept the above explanation.

"But that is normal," he added. "Detractors would never admit to being wrong."

Mahathir also said that he found it odd that some who were detained under the ISA, now supported this preventive law.

"I am sure they don't support abuses of the law though," he added.

Hypocritical critics

Shifting his focus to the international arena, Mahathir said the tag team of George W Bush and Tony Blair did not hesitate to detain so-called suspects without even being sanctioned by any law.

"They were so critical about our ISA before but not only did they detain thousands of so-called suspects, they actually tortured the detainees when they felt threats to their security.

"The so-called protagonists of human rights were clearly critical when others resorted to preventive detention. When they felt threatened they not only detained people but they did this without any law which provided for such an act," he said.

And just because "our critics were hypocrites", Mahathir said it did not mean that Malaysia should retain the ISA.

But he stressed that preventive detention was vital in this country in order to keep racist extremists in check.

"Without this threat, racist extremists would undermine the stability of this country. That extreme racialism could lead to violence was not something we could take lightly.

"We must value our stability because it has made it possible for this country to develop much faster than other countries," he said.

Clear-cut provision

Mahathir was also not in favour of the ISA being replaced by a court hearing.

"In Malaysia, courts take a long time to pass judgment, months or even years. By then the violence would have taken place, i.e. the court action would have failed to achieve the prevention that the law was meant for," he said.

However, he concurred that there was a need to review the ISA.

"I don't think it should be done away with but there must be a clear cut provision as to when it could be used. We cannot have people being detained for three days and then released because the detention was for the detainee's safety," he said.

Mahathir suggested that the detention period could be shortened from two years to one while the six monthly review "be carried out by properly qualified individuals who have the country's interest at heart besides a desire to maintain human rights."

Nik Aziz, take out the 'trash'

 Comment from Malaysiakini readers.....

'Katak oh katak, you are not even fit to wipe the dust off Tok Guru's shoes. Who are you to ask him to resign? He was being gracious to say you are full of rubbish.'
Quit call: Nik Aziz hits back at Ibrahim Ali
Ngawangjimpa: (Pasir Mas MP) Ibrahim Ali, I can only describe you as a politician who digs your own grave before the next election comes around. How can you be so stupid to desert PAS and speak badly about the very party that resurrected your political fortune?

Concern: I am away from the country for some time, but keep track of current affairs. As a Chinese I used to have negative thoughts of PAS who rule Kelantan but not now. If I am to vote for the prime minister of Malaysia, I will vote for (PAS spiritual leader and Kelantan MB) Nik Aziz Nik Mat as he is one of the last good men in politics.

Schumy: Mr Katak, you are one ungrateful amphibian. A frog without principles, you should always remain as a frog. You took advantage of an old man who was sincere to let you contest with a hope that you will change, but a frog is still a frog.

DC: In which way is Kelantan under developed? More tall buildings, more convention centres, more construction, and population displacement so that all the politicians can fill in their pockets?

Basically we need more humane development in the personalities (politicians) that carry out their functions for the public.

Disgusted: Katak oh katak, you are not even fit to wipe the dust off Tok Guru's shoes. Who are you to ask him to resign? He was being gracious to say you are full of rubbish.

Wira: If Ibrahim Ali is really interested in the welfare of Kelantan, he should champion the return of some RM1 billion oil royalty to the state from which he is one of the MPs. Unfortunately, his character and behaviour are undeniably Umno-like. So I guess he is just waiting for the opportunity and moment to return from where he came.

Geronimo: The two 'Alis', Hasan Ali and Ibrahim Ali, both formerly from Umno and both thorns on the Pakatan Rakyat sides, should be taken out to sea and fed to the sharks.

Why can't they just be a little appreciative for what PAS have done for them? Ingrates, that's what they are. We certainly do not wish to see the likes of them come the 13th general election.

Art Chan: "What is the use of being young but a load of rubbish?" I like this statement very much. Nik Aziz is so very correct.

Kmsundram: Hello! Ibrahim Ali, you stood on the PAS ticket and won. You are a man without principles and self-respect. If you vacate your seat and contest on a independent or BN ticket, I guarantee you will lose.

Jeremy Tankh: Not just Pasir Mas MP Ibrahim Ali, anyone for the matter, who stood under a political party banner in a previous election, to which he or she is no more affiliate or "friendly" should resign and seek re-election.

If not allowed by the current law, then he or she should resign and just wait it out. Malaysian politicians should have this basic integrity, especially one such as this self-proclaimed godly man like Ibrahim Ali. Otherwise, the rakyat should rid the nation off these parasites comes next election.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1430 Hijrah

Assalamualaikum, salam lebaran. Di kala Syawal menjelma, gemilang sebulan berpuasa kini tiba ke kemuncak. Muslimin dan muslimat menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1430 Hijrah. Minal Eidin walfaizin wal maqbulin, saya memohon ampun maaf seandainya terlanjur kata dan perbuatan.

Semoga kehadiran bulan Syawal dapat menginsafkan kita akan kebenaran dan menyemarakkan lagi semangat serta komitmen Rakyat untuk terus memungkinkan Reformasi yang Total buat Malaysia bagi membawa harapan yang terang untuk generasi akan datang.

Salam Aidilfitri ! Salam Reformasi !

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Salam Lebaran dari Anwar Ibrahim Club

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Kepada semua ahli Kelab Anwar Ibrahim (AIC) yang dikasihi,
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Di kesempatan ini, Pimpinan AIC ingin mengambil kesempatan menyusun jemari, menebar hati memohon ampun dan maaf sesama kita seandai ada terkasar bahasa, terguris di dada, terlanjur perbuatan, terlepas tingkah hingga mencuit rasa hati teman teman perjuangan. Sesungguhnya ia bukan datang atau hadir berserta niat untuk mencari perbalahan, cuma mungkin pendapat kritis yang terlalu jauh berbeda.

Dahulukan agama, tinggalkan seketika fahaman minda, hentikan permusuhan dan dendam. Atas nama Islah, ucapan maaf ini dipohon agar bersama kita mendapat keberkatanNYA dan, InsyaALLAH Syawal kali ini menjernihkan yang kelam, menyeri yang pudar.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Raja Petra appears to speak on His Altantuya Statutor Declaration

Wawancara bersama Setiausaha Kerajaan Umno-BN, Sidek Hassan

Hazlan Zakaria
Sep 11, 09
Chief secretary to the government Sidek Hassan conceded that there are elements in the civil service who are politically influenced in the course of their duties.
"I am not denying that," Sidek said, when answering questions by Malaysiakini during an interview at his office in Putrajaya on Tuesday.
But Sidek (right) said that most government servants are just trying to do the best they can.

The top civil servant commended the media organisations on their reports highlighting various lapses in the civil service and encouraged them to continue to chastising those who are deemed to be 'political' in performing their jobs.

However, he said credit should be given where it is due and the top civil servant said he also hoped that the alternative media would give kudos to the majority of civil servants who have done a 'good job'.

Sidek argued that everyone wants a pat on the back once in a while, even golfers like Tiger Woods and Greg Norman, and so do the civil servants.

In the interview, the chief secretary addressed some of the public's concerns about the service, especially areas concerning efficiency and corruption.

The following is part 2 of Malaysiakini's interview with Chief Secretary to the government Sidek Hassan

Malaysiakini: By and large, 99 percent of the civil servants are doing the best job that they can do, but the perception is the one percent are political. For example in cases against the opposition, investigations will completed in 24 hours, charged in 36 hours. But if the cases is against another person, it takes a long time. So, despite the claim about being professional, when it is a political matter, there are some issues.

Sidek: Focus on what you said, 'by and the large civil service are okay, 99 percent'. That will make my day.

But the one percent is still political?

That's right.

Fair enough we recognise the 99 percent.

And you also 'bambu' (chastise) the one percent.

We still need to deal with that one percent or 10 percent or whatever it is.

Of course. I am not denying that, whatever percentage, 'yang tak betul, tak betul la' (what is not right, is not right).

Are there any safeguards for senior civil servants like DGs (director denerals) and sec-gens (secretary generals) when they retire. We notice a lot of senior civil servants, after retiring, getting directorships in companies which they had a lot of dealings with at the time they were in office. Is there any directive that they are not allowed to join certain companies?

Not at the moment, except maybe for certain posts.

For example, the toll concessions or any other kind of licensing or concessions where DGs and sec-gens play a major role, would it not be a good idea - to avoid corruption and conflict of interest - that they are prevented from joining and receiving directorships from these companies after their retirement?

Let us be professional about the whole thing... I give you an example. If you are in the government, if that is the case that your point is, then you shouldn't be getting anyone from the private sector joining the government now, or anyone from the government joining the private sector. Or we shouldn't have any consultant at all. Because deep in our mind, we think that people cannot be professional. You don't trust them.

If you start from that premise, then we shouldn't allow anyone, say for example, from a cross exchange programme. Say for example, in your case you are so good a person, we would like you to join the government, but better don't because you bring the Malaysiakini mentality here. Is that what you are saying? That we cannot trust people?

We should be professional enough to say that if you join someone, that is where your loyalty lies. I mean if I for example, were to leave the government, and I join you. The reason I join you is because I think that I will add value to it, to contribute a person has to have that character. That's it.

You couldn't say, 'we shouldn't because then he will bring all the government influence', that should not be the case and vice versa.

If I am a director-general and I am going to retire in one year's time. Somebody comes and say, look help me with this and I will take care of you upon retirement. Wouldn't there be a temptation?

As much as there would be temptation for people joining the government now. Are you trying to say that, it is not good? Let us take the best in people.

In many countries there's practices like 'gardening' leave, when you are about to retire and you spend an 'x' number of years not involved with companies you have dealt with.

In our area are there any other countries... Singapore doing that? I think Singapore is a good model. In terms of the efficiency of the civil service. Is Singapore doing that?

From a public perception, during the toll concession issue, it was found out that former director-generals are now sitting on the board of toll concessionaires. The person involved, may not be corrupt, and maybe he is good. But the question is about public perspective. Is this an area of concern?

Maybe that is something you can look at, but I think people should be professional and have enough integrity.

It's one thing to say that you require people to be professional, but we also need to set up a system to ensure that they are professional. If the system is not there, and there are no rules and regulations, chances are there will be instances of temptations that they will not be professional.

But even if you don't, assuming that we don't allow, but if someone is a naughty guy, he can do a lot of other things and be naughty and not do that. You follow me?

So basically you have to have a system where you encourage people to be good and you trust them to be good, and we train them to be good, it's a whole culture.

There is the argument that the civil service is bloated partly because it includes a lot of graduates who finds it hard to find employment elsewhere - that the civil service is a last resort for them to be absorbed. Is there any truth to that argument?

During certain times, yes. When the economy is bad, when they cannot get employment elsewhere and it is important that people get employment. We are experiencing economic difficulties in the world. Other countries are doing that, including developed countries.

Therefore in the context where businesses, the private sector are not absorbing as many, (and) in fact some of them are discharging a number of their long time employees. Someone needs to take them up.

So just like the central bank is a bank of last resort, a lender of last resort, the government is perhaps a last resort for people to get employment. If they don't get employment, they become a social problem.

But the issue is that the civil service is less efficient. The people are there, but not being utilised properly. In other countries, they do more with less. Can Malaysia do that?

That argument is right, it applies to any sector of the economy, be it in the public service, be it in the private sector, or be it at home. I don't have a maid at home. Somehow my wife does not believe in having a maid, but I have two children who are still with us at home. And sometimes, my wife says, she can do with more help from the children.

But as far as the public service is concerned, we have been trying, to work much smarter, as you said. We want to do that. And I for one have been pushing for that. And that's how our country can be competitive. Not only the public sector has to work smarter, the private sector has to do that, and at home, we must do that. So it applies to everyone.

Have you had any successes so far, in forcing the civil servants to be a little bit more productive?

I believe so, and it starts from my office, generally I think, we have done well, we have tried to improve. Granted, we can do much better. Much as for example our country can do much better. Our country, meaning not only the public sector, but also the private sector can do much better.

The prime minister recently appointed Idris Jala to be minister so he is in the civil service, do you see a possibility of more senior people from the private sector brought into the ministries?

We have been doing that. The prime minister also announced in April, there is an exchange of officials, our officials, 20 of them going into the private sector, particularly GLCs (government-linked companies) and about the same number of people, coming from GLCs into the government, that is one of the programmes. This would allow cross fertilisation of ideas and best practices.

Tan Sri, how far do you think this will be effective, because the government is known to have this inertia of a giant bureaucracy, and we are having 'hotshots' from the corporate world coming in at management level. At the Ministry of Agriculture at one time, Effendi Nawawi tried to corporatise the ministry. In the end, the measures fell to pieces. With that as a benchmark, how far do you think this will go?

We have to start somewhere, we follow the British model, in fact our Malaysian civil service was a throwback to the British time here. And the British are changing themselves too. And when they first changed, it was not as if all went very smooth sailing, so it has been the same thing, we are learning from them.

I think that, in spite what people might say, our country has done very well. Not only relative to the countries in this region, but worldwide, I think we can be benchmarked.

And the reason is because the public service has done well, of course the leadership is good, our government has been good, but beyond that, the public service has been supportive of the government. We are ahead of the curve, so to speak.

For example even after and during the Asian financial crisis, 97-98, we have come up and we have done things differently from what the norm was, that's why we have been able to come out pretty well.

Even right now for example, as our countries are experiencing economic difficulties, our country has done much better than many others, and that is because the government and the public service have done well.

About what you said with the experience in the Ministry of Agriculture, well there were many successes as well. And I do hope and I firmly believe, that we can succeed in this endeavour that we

Komen Rakyat terhadap Wawancara Sidek Hassan, Setiausaha Kerajaan Umno-BN

'On one hand he says civil servants have to follow the government of the day, and yet on the other hand he says the civil servants have to make judgement calls as to whether to follow the government's instructions or not.'

Top civil servant rises to Perak secretary's defence

Tan Teng Wah: Do we need Sidek Hassan to explain and defend the follies of the Umno-led blokes? We are able to see and listen for ourselves. By the way, what will the public expect when you are heading the so-called (Port Klang Free Zone) "super task force"?

Md Imraz Muhammed Ikhbal: The Pakatan Rakyat states have complained that it seems there is a directive for civil servants not to cooperate with the state government. "Oh, I am not entirely familiar with that." What is that sentence supposed to mean? That he is partly familiarly with the fact? What does he take the rakyat for? Fools? There you have it! The cat is out of the bag!

Dood: Sidek's answers and reasoning in the interview were completely unconvincing. It's pretty obvious that he was trying to appear one way ("neutral" and "professional") and yet cannot escape the fact, through his justifications, that he is giving biased answers. I mean, come on, we all know Pakatan-ruled states have complained of some uncooperative civil servants. And yet he has the cheek to say, "Oh, I am not entirely familiar with that."

And what else about his defence of the Perak secretary? On one hand, he says civil servants have to follow the government of the day, and yet on the other hand he says the civil servants have to make judgement calls as to whether to follow the government's instructions or not.

It was very clear at the time certain orders were given to the Perak secretary that the government of the day was the Pakatan one. Yet he refused to follow them but sided with the (yet-to-be-appointed) BN folks. And listening to his defence on police "neutrality", I sigh.

John Smith: First and foremost, Sidek Hassan, must come under the authority of the law. This must always be above the government, whether state or federal. Civil servants and police are not to breach the law. If the government requests something that goes against the constitution, then it is your duty to refuse to execute it.

Article 8.1 of the Federal Constitution makes all persons equal before the law and requires them to be given its equal protection. That means that despite your loyalty to the government of the day, the application of the law must be consistent between all persons, parties and states.

Selvarajoo M: I agree that all civil servants are deemed to be professionals or professionally trained. But it does not mean all these 'professionals' know how to behave like one.

It is alarming in Malaysia that rarely is any errant civil servant be held accountable or punished for mistakes made in the course of their duty. In other more countries like Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, and the USA, even a retired civil servant is accountable and answerable for mistakes or crimes committed during his service.

Pm Moey: I am surprised that he still thinks that the police are not taking sides and that they have been acting professionally. I wonder where this guy's been.

Yum: Sorry, his jumbled answer to the question as to whether a civil servant is to serve the people confirms that there is a need to give Pakatan a two-thirds majority the next election. Then, they can change this ridiculous mindset.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Berbuka Puasa bersama DSAI, semua dijemput.

Ramadhan menjelma lagi dan di bulan mulia ini, Anwar Ibrahim Club (AIC) Malaysia sekali lagi ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk menjemput teman & saudara sekalian ke Majlis Berbuka Puasa dan Solat Tarawikh bersama Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

AIC telah mendapat undangan khas dari YB Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) sendiri untuk melangsungkan majlis tersebut di kediaman beliau yang beralamat di BUKIT SEGAMBUT, KUALA LUMPUR (klik di sini untuk melihat peta).

Undangan ini merupakan satu rantaian ukhwah yang terhormat buat kami di AIC kerna bukan sekadar dijemput hadir berbuka puasa lantas dipelawa untuk BERSANTAI BICARA bersama beliau pada Jumaat, 11 September 2009 bermula jam 6.00 petang hingga 7.00 petang.
Atucara adalah seperti berikut :
6.00 pm - Bicara Santai bersama DSAI.
7.16 pm - Berbuka dan solat Maghrib berjemaah.
8.25 pm - Solat Isya' dan Tarawikh
9.45 pm - Tazkirah oleh DSAI
10.15 pm - Suai kenal ahli baru & sesi ramah tamah
11.00 pm - Majlis Bersurai

Buat teman & saudara yang tidak mahu lepaskan peluang berbuka puasa, tarawikh, tazkirah dan SANTAI BICARA bersama pemimpin ulung PAKATAN RAKYAT ini, selembar karpet merah kami dahulukan.

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