Tuesday, 30 April 2013

#GE13: Felda scheme with a potent voice

LURAH BILUT is just about 19km away from Bentong. It is a huge piece of fertile land located near Sungai Bilut and the Kelau forest reserve.

It is safe to say that most Malaysians, especially those staying in the cities, have never heard of this place and have no reason to come here.

But Lurah Bilut is not only the first Felda scheme in the country but one that was pioneered by settlers from all races after independence.

In this 12,920-acre (5,228ha) enclave, located within the Bentong parliamentary constituency, there are Malays, Chinese, Indians and the Orang Asli, and their children can go to either the national school or the national-type schools where the medium is in Chinese or Tamil.

The scheme was opened in 1957 and each settler was given 10 acres (4ha) of land. According to records, the first batch of settlers who entered the scheme on Aug 2, 1959, was from Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur. They were brought into the area by bus and were shocked to find themselves in a jungle.
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Monday, 29 April 2013

#GE13: Three suspects in BN ceramah blast released on police bail

Penang police general election spokesman Assistant Commissioner Roslee Chik
Three suspects detained over the blast at a Barisan Nasional ceramah in Nibong Tebal on April 23 were released on police bail late Sunday.

Penang police general election spokesman Assistant Commissioner Roslee Chik said the three, aged 25 to 41, were released a day before their remand expired Monday.

"Police have obtained valuable clues from the suspects and the investigation is still being conducted," he said when contacted Monday.

One of the suspects has a previous record for possession of explosive materials, he added.

During the 10.15pm incident, a Barisan worker was walking past a rubbish dump near a ceramah in Taman Jawi Jaya when an explosion occurred, injuring him with plastic shrapnel.

Police also found a second unexploded device at the site.

#GE13: Najib steps up efforts to win back Selangor

Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has stepped up the coalition's efforts to regain the “frontline state” of Selangor by making several pitstops to meet voters.

He began a full day of campaigning by opening a new block of a Tamil school in Bestari Jaya and later presented keys to the proud owners of a housing project revived by the Federal Government in Bandar Alam Perdana.

The Prime Minister then performed zohor prayers and lunched with the committee members of the Kampung Melayu Batu 16 mosque in Taman Templer before meeting villagers in Kampung Sungai Terentang, Rawang.

Najib pledged to improve basic amenities should Barisan win the Kuala Selangor parliamentary and three state seats.

He said 2,000 affordable homes would be built in the Ijok constituency and a hospital constructed in Puncak Alam, under the Jeram state seat.

“Our promise is also to make Ijok an industrial town like Shah Alam and Port Klang where the people need not move to another place for better job opportunities,” he said after opening a new block at SJKT Bestari Jaya here yesterday.

Later, he handed the keys to 2,500 housebuyers for the Bandar Alam Perdana project.

It had been abandoned since 2002 and revived by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad, a fully-owned subsidiary of Ministry of Finance Inc.

“As Finance Minister, I allocated RM200mil to complete the project,” said Najib.

In Rawang, he announced that houses at Bukit Botak would be sold at RM70,000 if Barisan regained Selangor.

Bukit Botak residents were upset that the Pakatan Rakyat state government had increased the price of the houses from RM45,000 to RM112,000.

The Prime Minister also pledged to address the concerns of residents, including finding an alternative alignment for the RM400mil high voltage cables between Rawang and Sentul so that it does not go through Kampung Sungai Terentang.

Najib also gave his commitment that a Tamil school and SMJK Confucian would be built, as well as a police station in Bandar Country Homes.

In Kuantan later, Najib said it was fitting that a portion of Malaysia's wealth be used to strengthen the nation's defence capabilities.

“I will ensure equipment and logistics for the security forces as well as their working environment are enhanced so that our country's sovereignty and security will never be compromised,” said Najib at a gathering with army personnel in Batu 10 camp.

Friday, 26 April 2013

#GE13: Three remanded in connection to Nibong Tebal blast

Three men have been remanded in connection to the blast at a Barisan Nasional ceramah in Nibong Tebal on Tuesday.

South Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Shafien Mamat told reporters Friday that the remand, until April 29, was obtained from the Jawi Magistrate Court here in Nibong Tebal.

The three, aged 25 to 41, arrived at the court at 2.45pm on Friday.

One of the men has a previous record for possession of explosive materials.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

#GE13: Najib - Opposition's conflicting stand on #hudud shows lack of credibility

PAS and DAP's conflicting stands on hudud show that the Pakatan Rakyat partners have no credibility, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

He said PAS deputy spiritual leader Datuk Dr Haron Din had already said the party would implement hudud but DAP was still opposing it.

"The question is what will happen to our country if we place our trust in them. We cannot have an opposing stance when it comes to base policies.

"We may have difference in opinion on certain things but in Barisan Nasional, we never think different on core national policies," said Najib at Kampung Ketapang here on Thursday.

Najib also said the Opposition was in chaos and confusion when they fielded candidates to fight against each other.

"We may have members who are contesting as independents but none of our component parties are taking on each other.

"Whereas the Opposition not only have independent candidates, PAS is fighting PKR in seven seats.

"This shows they have no common understanding," he said.

#GE13 - Four Sabah division chiefs quit PKR, join Umno. #BetterNation

Sabah Umno secretary Datuk Yahya Hussin
Sabah PKR was rocked by defections after four division chiefs quit the party, claiming that the party did not respect the promised autonomy to its state leaders.

The division chiefs from Sandakan Mazhry Nasir, Saidil Simoi (Kota Belud), Irianshah Yunus of Kalabakan, Abdul Zainal Atin of Putatan and deputy division chief Zainuddin Hassan of Putatan handed over their application forms to Sabah Umno secretary Datuk Yahya Hussin on Thursday.

Mazhry, who led the group said they joined PKR with the belief that local PKR members would be given autonomy to make decisions concerning the party's direction.

"This did not happen, KL PKR was directing everything here'' he told reporters at the state Umno headquarters here.

“Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is nothing but a great debater who can make people believe almost everything he says,” Mazhry said.

Mazhry said he had lost confidence in PKR after realising that the autonomy mentioned in its Buku Jingga' was not going to be observed.

“This is a lie to Sabah PKR members and also to the people who have put their trust in PKR all these years,” he added.

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

#GE13: Michelle Yeoh stands by her decision to back @NajibRazak

Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh has defended her decision to openly support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

She said everyone was free to give their views in Malaysia.

“This is a democratic country and we are free to voice our opinion.

“I believe all of us want to do good for our country.

“I believe they want to do the same thing,” the Ipoh-born actress told Channel News Asia of those who criticised her decision.

The interview was picked up by China Press.

Yeoh openly expressed support for the Prime Minister at a gathering organised by the Federation of Chinese Descendents of Selangor on Saturday.

“We have a leader here who has done so many good things and will do more.

“I hope from the bottom of my heart that he will remain as the Prime Minister and I ask all of you to give him a strong mandate,” she told the crowd at the mammoth gathering organised to show support for Najib.

Yeoh had attended the dinner in Westport, Port Klang despite cyber bullies attacking her on Facebook prior to the event.

A netizen had said that she was once Malaysian people's pride but no longer.

Another netizen had asked Yeoh if she had “any idea how her fellow countrymen live” before urging the 49-year-old actress to reconsider her decision and “not become a traitor”.

However, others including her father Datuk Yeoh Kian Tiek, came to Yeoh's defence, reminding netizens that she had the right to support any political party.

Kian Tiek said people should be more understanding as his daughter had the freedom to decide whatever dinner or event she wanted to attend.

“It is her decision and they should respect it,” said her father.

#GE13: Police - Blast at BN ceramah caused by IED; second device found

The explosion at the Barisan Nasional ceramah in Taman Jawi Jaya late Tuesday was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED), police said.

Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the device was believed to be made by a group of professionals.

A second such device was also found in the area around 2am, and disposed by the bomb squad at 3am.

The explosives had a timer and wires in them, but no splinters inside, DCP Abdul Rahim told a press conference Wednesday.

A man was slightly injured after what was initially believed to be firecrackers exploded during the ceramah in Taman Jawi Jaya here.

The man, an unidentified party worker in his 30s, was walking past a rubbish dump when the explosion occurred around 10.15pm.

He was said to have sustained minor injuries.

At the time, Penang Gerakan chairman Datuk Teng Hock Nan was speaking at the ceramah, which was attended by about 3,000 people.


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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

#GE13: Perak BN vows to create 50,000 jobs

The Barisan Nasional has come out with a state manifesto for Perak that addresses issues ranging from the environment and the well-being of the orang asli to job opportunities and affordable housing.

The 80 pledges made in the AkuJanji for Perak are additions to those in the Barisan's national manifesto, said state chief Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

“These are not candies for the people but realistic promises which we can fulfil,” he told reporters after launching the state manifesto at Taman Perindustrian IKS here yesterday.

“These are in addition to those announced by the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) at the national level as we want to add another dimension for Perak folk,” he said.

Dr Zambry said the state manifesto - with the theme “Fulfilling Promises, Bringing Hope, Barisan Nasional For You” - focuses on creating better governance such as ensuring justice for all and making the civil service more effective. The pledges include the planting of one million trees, creating 50,000 job opportunities, creating a tax-free area for Pangkor, providing 15,000 housing lots for the public and community business centres and an additional RM3mil from the state government to support orang asli community activities.

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#GE13: EC advises postal voters to mark and submit ballots quickly

Overseas postal voters are encouraged to mark their ballots and submit them to their respective missions the moment they collect their ballot papers to avoid any complications.

Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said Tuesday that this was the most secure method of submitting their postal votes and would also guarantee that their ballots arrived at their constituencies on time.

"That is the best for Malaysians overseas to do. They have every right (to submit their postal votes on their own), but our advice is to vote at the Malaysian mission itself.

"The mission is secure, you have witnesses and the voters themselves will put their ballot papers in the envelope and later in the ballot sack," he said at a press conference after inspecting preparations to send out the postal votes at Wisma Putra here.

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Monday, 22 April 2013

#GE13: Pakatan pact has crumbled even before polls

Pakatan Rakyat's weak pact has crumbled even before the Opposition can enter the general election's “war campaign”, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Barisan Nasional chairman said the Opposition had failed to find a common ground on their candidates to be fielded, which resulted in some of their candidates being caught in “friendly fire”.

“The Opposition's pact has collapsed. And if this is how they run their coalition, then one can imagine what will happen if they are to run the country. It will surely go to ruin.

“I call on the people to reject Pakatan Rakyat before they destroy the country,” he said at the launch of the Sentuhan Kasih project and housing quarters for Felda staff at Felda Chini Timur 2 here.

Najib said the Opposition parties were already at odds with each other on the issue of candidates even on the eve of nomination day and failed to find an amicable solution.

“They call themselves Pakatan (pact), but they are obviously not united when it comes to becoming candidates.

Their disunity is already apparent now and we can imagine how it will be like if they come to power,” he added.
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#GE13: Infighting shows disunity in Pakatan

PKR and PAS candidates going up against each other in several constituencies in the general election shows that the allies are not worthy of calling themselves Pakatan Rakyat, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

The parties, particularly the PKR and PAS, were fighting among themselves to be the dominant partner in the opposition group, he said.

“People can see for themselves the power struggle that is taking place within the Pakatan camp as each party tries to be the major player.

“They say they want to seize Putrajaya but can they even set up a good government if they always fight and disagree among themselves on every issue?” he said after meeting the people at Taman Putri here yesterday.

Such infighting, said Hishammuddin, was proof that the parties had different agenda and ideology and could not find a common stand, even on matters such as the distribution of seats.
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Saturday, 20 April 2013

#GE13: Nomination Day kicks off

The drama of Nomination Day will play out this morning, marking the start of what is expected to be the most fiercely-contested general election in a very long time.

After weeks of speculation, a blend of excitement, colour and noise will be in abundant supply as the candidates and their processions head for the nomination centres where they will meet their rivals face to face, many for the first time.

There were several last-minute changes to the list of candidates, not only in the Barisan Nasional but also in the opposition camp.

Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar has predicted the most crowded race in Malaysian election history with some 5,000 nomination papers snapped up.

He said people were still buying nomination forms yesterday.

Wan Ahmad said a record number of independent candidates were expected to join the fray.

Barisan secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said it was all systems go on the coalition's side.
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Friday, 19 April 2013

#GE13: New housing scheme for civil servants in Putrajaya

A new housing programme, with an attractive price tag and the promise that the units will be better than HDB flats in Singapore, has been announced for civil servants in Putrajaya.

The 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing programme is offering houses with a price of between RM150,00 and RM300,000.

“The Government will build 10,336 houses, which the developers have promised will be better than those of the HDB flats in Singapore,” said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when launching the programme here yesterday.

The Prime Minister said the programme was a public-private partnership between Putrajaya Corporation, Putrajaya Holdings and SP Setia.

“The Government subsidised the programme by providing the land to reduce the overall costs, so the prices of the houses can be lowered.

“Without the subsidy, I think the prices could be in the range of RM500,000,” Najib said, adding that the houses were meant for civil servants with a monthly household income of not more than RM8,000.

To make it easier for them to purchase the houses, only RM2,000 would be required as the down payment.

Exora MPV to be used as budget taxis from June

A modified version of the Proton Exora MPV to be known as TEKS1M (1Malaysia Taxi) will be used as budget taxis from June with rates starting at RM3.

The key features of the Exora budget taxi include a spacious cabin, ample legroom and boot space and taxi accessories such as taxi meter, credit/debit card facility and mobile data terminal, said Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.

“The decision to use elegant brown for the vehicles is because the colour exudes the excellence gold' feel. This has never been used before on taxis,” he said at the launch of TEKS1M yesterday.

Syed Hamid said the taxi rate would begin from RM3 compared with the executive taxis which start at RM6.

“Exoras will gradually replace the older taxi models,” he said.

The taxis, which come in manual or automatic transmission models, are also available in either petrol or the OEM-fitted natural gas vehicle (NGV) models.

Among its premium features are two years' warranty, GPS navigation and the anti-lock braking system.

Proton executive chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Khamil Jamil said the first batch comprising 1,000 units of the Exora taxis would be ready by June.
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Thursday, 18 April 2013

#GE13: Cops on the lookout for indelible ink saboteurs

Police are checking on claims that some individuals have been going around marking villagers' fingers using unauthorised indelible ink.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that voters' fingers should only be marked with indelible ink by Election Commission (EC) officers when they cast their votes at polling stations.

“The culprits are trying to sabotage the election process,” he said at a press conference at the state police headquarters here yesterday.

Khalid said police were monitoring their activities and urged anyone with information about such incidents to report it to the police.

In 2011, the EC decided to use indelible ink for GE13, among other measures recommended by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), to prevent electoral fraud.

Khalid also said police had listed 24 areas in Perlis as hotspots including Beseri, Padang Besar and Arau.

He said the classification was based on the location of ceramah and the presence of opposing supporters.
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Najib launches affordable housing for Putrajaya civil servants

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Programme with houses priced between RM150,000 and RM300,000 here on Thursday.

A total of 10,336 units of between 1,000 sq ft and 1,500 sq ft will be built in several phases.

Najib said the first phase would be located in Precinct 11 and Precinct 17 and were expected to be compeleted in 18 months.

"The houses are not only affordable but of good quality.

"Civil servants need to pay RM2,000 as deposit and begin the repayment especially only when they move in," he said at the launching of the programme here on Thursday.

Tourism Malaysia to up media coverage on #LahadDatu to improve perception

Tourism Malaysia deputy director-general Datuk Azizan Noordin.
Tourism Malaysia wants to improve the global perception of Lahad Datu and Semporna by increasing media coverage on the areas following the intrusion of Sulu gunmen.

Deputy director-general Datuk Azizan Noordin said this would lead to increasing the tourism appeal in the two areas and quell fears of would-be visitors since the conflict erupted in February.

"We are also working with the various embassies and high commissions hoping that they will drop their advisories against travel to these areas.

“The situation in the areas is currently under control, and is not expected to deteriorate,” he said after launching the United Federation of Travel Agents' Association (UFTAA) Global Travel and Tourism Conference on Thursday.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

#GE13: Youth in George Town beaten unconscious for removing 1Malaysia flag

A 21-year-old youth was beaten up in Jalan Perak here by four unidentified men after he allegedly removed a flag.

Four men armed with wooden sticks bashed him up around 12.30am Monday after witnessing him remove a 1Malaysia flag hung up at the area.

Penang police spokesman (general election) Asst Comm Roslee Chik said the victim sustained serious injuries and received 20 stitches and also a fracture in his face.

He was warded at the Penang Hospital and is still unconscious.

ACP Roslee said the case was being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting.

"We want to advise the public not to fight as we want to ensure that this round of elections is a peaceful one," he added.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Loan scheme helps trio to boost business

The 1MCA Micro Credit Loan Scheme for Youth continues to help out those who are in need, this time making the dreams of three young entrepreneurs come true.

Each received RM20,000 to help develop their businesses.

Pharmacist Koay Wan Lee plans to use the money to expand her outlet, which she opened in 2007.

“I may also use some of the money to open a branch,” said the 35-year-old.

“I am really grateful to MCA,” she added.

For restaurateur Lim Chin Hua, the loan came as a timely “gift” as he had been planning to expand his food and beverage business.

“It is not easy to get loans from banks,” said the 27-year-old.

“As the business at my food outlet in Jelutong is getting better, I need to expand by accommodating more customers and providing a more varied menu,” he said.

The third recipient was Tan Kok Leong, 37.
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Sunday, 14 April 2013

#LahadDatu: #Esscom to focus on four strategic categories

Four key strategic categories of operations will be the focus of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom).

Intelligence gathering is a key area in efforts to ensure that any potential threat is identified and neutralised, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The second focus is on heightening and improving coastal surveillance.

The other two categories are increasing the ability to intercept intruders and strengthening the ability to capture intruders who manage to slip into Sabah.

“These areas of concern are to ensure the security of the people.

“We want people to feel safe,” Najib said after launching the Esscom headquarters at the Lahad Datu marine police headquarters here yesterday.

However, he said Sabah's investments remained undisturbed and Lahad Datu's Palm Oil Industrial Cluster was not affected by the incident in which Sulu gunmen intruded into Kampung Tanduo before they were flushed out by security forces.

#GE13: Strong mandate by Sabahans will enable Govt to boost security in Esszone

A strong mandate from Sabahans would enable the Government to implement more measures to boost security in areas within the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (Esszone), said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein on Sunday.

He said though much had been achieved over the past month to ensure that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) got off the ground with its launching by the Prime Minister on Saturday, more still needed to be done.

"It now depends on the mandate of the people on our plans. You give us a strong mandate, the more effective our measures will be.

"It all about trustworthiness, a key word in the Barisan Nasional manifesto. The bigger the mandate, the more we can to resolve this problem,'' Hishamuddin added.

The Government had announced the establishment of the Esszone spanning 10 districts from Kudat to Tawau under the Esscom following the Sulu gunmen intrusion in Lahad Datu in February.

Najib said among the measures to improve security within the 1,450km long Esszone were boosting the intelligence gathering capabilities of security forces as well as intercepting any intruders. To a question about how the increased security measures could impact on trading activity between Southern Philippines and Sabah, Hishamuddin said the days of "business as usual" were over.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

#LahadDatu: Filipinos may escape charge

The police are recommending that the 32 Filipinos arrested for illegally entering Sabah not be charged as they are believed to be a political group which had inadvertently drifted into the state's waters.

Sabah police chief Comm Datuk Hamza Taib said investigations revealed the group might be part of a team of campaigners in the ongoing Philippine mayoral election.

Police, however, were waiting for confirmation from the Philippines Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

“We have opened an investigation paper and referred it to the Senior Federal Counsel but will recommend that the 32 not be charged,” he said after receiving a contribution from the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd.

The contribution totalling RM27,736.85 was for family members of security personnel killed during the Sulu intrusion in Lahad Datu and Semporna last month.

“We are waiting for an official letter from the embassy to verify these men were on their way to the Taganak Islands to campaign in the Tawi-Tawi mayoral election when they were arrested near Tambisan in Lahad Datu at about 2am on Monday,” Comm Hamza said.

He said that although early investigations did not show any involvement in the Sulu intrusion, police would still detain them under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

Friday, 12 April 2013

BONGKAR Stor PKR : Masih Banyak Surat Rusuhan Belum Edar?

MDS dah dedahkan tentang isi surat kekacauan yang bakal berlaku pada PRU13 nanti. Surat yang dikeluarkan oleh Pejabat Timbalan Presiden. Namun hingga sekarang masih belum terjawab. Hari ini MDS nak dedahkan pada rakyat stor HQ PKR yang mana pada ketika itu MDS percaya mereka sibuk dengan barang-barang logistik persediaan untuk PRU13 nanti.

MDS tertanya-tanya adakah dalam beg plastik hitam itu surat yang sama yang masih belum diedarkan? Kita percaya kekacauan tak mustahil akan berlaku sekiranya perancangan mereka ini menjadi kenyataan. 

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#GE13: No need to change government

Real change and progress are already taking place in Malaysia under the Barisan Nasional Government so there is no need to change it, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“I know there are those who are peddling the word change' but we have to ask ourselves can they bring about real change? How can they do it when a ship has three helmsmen?

“Can you imagine what will happen? It will sink,” said Najib during the launch of the Pahang Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here yesterday.

Using the centre which was converted from the old Terminal Makmur bus station as an example, Najib said it used to be a morose place.

“But now it looks incredible inside and outside, a reflection of the national transformation concept,” he said in his speech.

The Pahang UTC, which houses 51 federal, state government and private agencies as well as seven NGOs, is the fourth such complex in the country.

Najib said the Opposition, with multiple heads and contesting under three different party symbols within an unregistered coalition, was in disorder.

“I was told by (Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister and Bera MP) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob that it announced two candidates for Bera.
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Thursday, 11 April 2013

#GE13: Transformation can be done without changing government

A big transformation can be achieved without changing the government, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said real change and progress was already taking place in Malaysia under the Barisan Nasional government so there was no need to change it.

"I know there are people peddling the word 'change' but can they bring about real change?

"How can they do it when a ship has three helmsmen. Can you imagine what will happen? It will sink," said Najib at the launch of the Pahang Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here Thursday.

He added that the Barisan government had proven itself with its transformation programmes.

"The proof is just right in front of your eyes. For example, the World Bank predicted our country's economic growth to be 4.5% last year but we performed better with 5.6%," said Najib.

The Pahang UTC houses 51 federal, state government and private agencies as well as seven non-governmental organisations under one roof.

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Update: Pendedahan Stage 3 Dokumen PKR Akan Timbulkan Kekecohan Menjelang #PRU13

Memandangkan tiada respon dari pihak berkenaan walaupun berita ini telah sampai ke liputan media arus perdana, pihak kami berpendapat bahawa pembangkang sangat bacul dan tidak bertanggungjawab sehinggakan sanggup menghasut rakyat demi memuaskan nafsu mereka ke Putrajaya. Oleh hal yang sedemikian, ada baiknya jika kami dedahkan sahaja fasa ke 3 yang terdapat di dalam dokumen tersebut agar rakyat Malaysia boleh buka mata dan sedar bahawa perjuangan pembangkang terutamanya PKR adalah perjuangan palsu yang menghalalkan keganasan di bumi bertuah ini. Kami cabar pemimpin pembangkang untuk menafikan pendedahan ini dan jika tidak maka berakhirlah perjuangan pura-pura mereka pada PRU13 ini. Pembangkang bakal dikuburkan oleh rakyat Malaysia insyaAllah.

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GEMPAR #GE13 #PRU13 ! Video Dalang Arahkan Nur Misuari Teruskan Ops #Sabah Hilang Stage 2

Pertemuan Anwar dengan Nur Misuari berlaku pada 17 Julai 2012 seperti dilaporkan oleh Anwar Ibrahim Club, bukannya semasa Anwar menjadi TPM seperti mana yang ditipu oleh Anwar dalam ceramah-ceramahnya.
Nampaknya Ops Sabah Hilang masuk peringkat kedua.

Jika peringkat pertama Kiram yang menjadi watak utama, dalam peringkat kedua, Nur Misuari sendiri yang kehadapan untuk melancarkan serangan terhadap Sabah. Ianya dijelaskan sendiri oleh Nur Misuari dalam video di bawah.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

#GE13: Najib meets BN reps ahead of nomination day

While all eyes were on the Election Commission to announce the dates for the 13th general election, at the Putra World Trade Centre, Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak spoke to the coalition's elected representatives at a special briefing on Wednesday.

The meeting was held to re-emphasise the importance of unity and cohesion among the coalition's members to ensure a Barisan victory.

Najib told reporters after the closed-door meeting that forming a strong and viable government should be the ultimate objective of all Barisan members and it should not be about being selected as a candidate.

He said if the members "truly understand why general elections are held, they will not allow emotions to get in the way of the objective."

"That is the main reason this gathering," he told a press conference.

Najib added that Barisan's candidates list would be finalised and announced over the next few days.

He added that the coalition would be fielding several Barisan-friendly candidates in the general election.

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GE13 - Polls on May 5, EC announces

Polling for the 13th general election is on May 5 while nomination of candidates is on April 20.

This was announced by Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dissolved Parliament on Wednesday April 3, paving the way for the 13th general election.

The EC said all 222 parliamentary and 505 state seats will be decided on the same day.

Voters in Sarawak will not elect a new state assembly, as the current state government still has three years of its mandate left after the polls in 2011.

Earlier, the Election Commission began its meeting at 9.30am to finalise the polling and nomination dates for the 13th general election.

The much-anticipated press conference was covered by scores of print and TV journalists who arrived as early as 8.30am.

After a photo-shoot, the reporters waited at the media centre. They returned at 12.15pm for the press conference at which the dates were announced.


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Pendedahan Lanjut Kekacaauan Oleh Pembangkang PRU13

Selepas pendedahan demi pendedahan yang bakal dilakukan oleh pembangkang,kini ada lagi pendedahan tentang wujudnya rancangan sulit mereka untuk membenarkan penglibatan pemerhati bebas pada PRU13 nanti. Perancangan sulit dan terancang ini tak mustahil berlaku kerana tuntutan mereka melalui perhimpunan BERSIH tidak berjaya. BUKTI di sini.

Masih ingat ke denagn pendedahan MDS semalam tentang kekecauan yang bakal berlaku pada PRU13 nanti oleh PKR? Mereka akan bekerjasama dengan PAS. Lihat bukti surat ni.

Jadi tak salah lah apa yang surat tersebut menjadi bukti kepada perancangan sulit mereka. Ini ke keamanan yang Pakatan Rakyat tonjolkan? Memang tak layak memerintah negara.
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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

#GE13: Medical check-ups for candidates, says Lim

Tears flowed and emotions ran high as the magistrate's court here allowed adoptive parents to take home 28 children rescued from a baby-trafficking syndicate.

The parents were granted conditional interim custody.

Before the proceedings started, the tearful petitioners who entered the courtroom at about 10.30am, were seen waving and trying to attract the attention of the children, some who were carried in by welfare officers.

The bus ferrying the children arrived an hour earlier and was greeted by the group of more than 30 adoptive parents and family members outside the court complex.

An excited parent who couldn't contain his excitement lunged forward to hug and kiss a toddler, catching the welfare officer carrying the baby by surprise.

The children were then brought into a waiting room before the proceedings started.

Even after the petitions were granted, groups of anxious parents were spotted outside the courtroom asking their respective counsel if they could really take the children home.
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#GE13: Laptop for every student if BN wins again

The Government will provide every school student with a laptop next year if Barisan Nasional is returned to power.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also caretaker Education Minister, said this was in line with the Barisan Nasional manifesto and the coalition's commitment to strengthen the usage of information technology in educational strategies and policies.

Muhyiddin said the exercise would be modelled after one being done in the United States.

“When I visited a school in the United States, I found that every student had a laptop.

“But they didn't own the laptop. It belonged to the school and the students returned it to the school after they completed their education,” he said yesterday after meeting Tamil school teachers at SRJK (T) Simpang Lima here yesterday.

Muhyiddin also said the role of parent-teacher associations (PTAs) should be strengthened with parents being given a bigger role.

He said PTAs could not continue to remain as mere associations and should be an active and important component in the national education policy.
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Pembongkaran Dokumen PKR Akan Berlaku Kekacauan Semasa PRU13

MDS menerima satu email tentang surat dari pihak PKR yang menyatakan tentang akan berlaku kekacauan dan akan memporak perandakan PRU13 nanti. Apa sudah jadi?? Terkejut dengan pengisian surat ini. Bila kita baca strategi-strategi mereka untuk mengganggu PRU13 nanti maka dapatlah disimbolkan bahawa samseng sebenar dalam permainan politik ni.

MDS inginkan penjelasan dari pihak yang bertanggungjawab. Pihak berkuasa juga harap dapat siasat kebenaran surat ini. Kami mahukan keamanan. Bukan kekacauan. Tak cukup lagi ke dengan perhimpunan yang mengganggu rakyat selama ini? Siapa pakar strategi dalam mencipta kekacauan ini? Tolong jawab. Sekiranya masih tiada jawapan, MDS tak teragak untuk bongkarkan stage 3 yang mana ianya boleh membangkitkan kemarahan rakyat.
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Monday, 8 April 2013

#LahadDatu: All schools in Ops Daulat zone now reopened

All schools in the Ops Daulat zone are back in session with the reopening of SK Tanjung Labian and SK Lok Buani.

Schools in the vicinity of Felda Sahabat here were disrupted following the intrusion by Sulu gunmen more than a month ago.

SK Tanjung Labian headmistress Sakka Labacho said that only 151 pupils out of the total of 253 were present because many were still at relief centres.

Students will be allowed to wear everyday clothes to school for now, and Labacho said that she was arranging for uniforms and stationery for them.

"Parents need not fear about sending their children to school because the schools are being provided tight security," she told reporters.

A check by Bernama found six members of the armed forces maintaining security at the school's main gate.

Meanwhile, SK Lok Buani headmistress Saabi Hasim, 45, said 97 out of 158 pupils were present in school uniform.

#LahadDatu: Family of fallen hero aims to fulfil his wishes

It has been about a month since special branch officer Asst Comm Ibrahim Lebar was killed in Semporna and his family remembers him as a hero and is determined to fulfil his wishes.

His widow, Rosiah Dahlan, 52, said the family was starting to come to terms with the sudden loss of her husband.

“I have gone back to work (with a bank) and my three kids have resumed their studies.

“We miss him dearly, but he would have wanted us to move on with our lives and be happy,” she said after receiving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the family home in USJ9 here yesterday.

Najib arrived at the house at around 4pm and spent more than 30 minutes with the family.

Rosiah’s eldest daughter is studying in Egypt while her son studies at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in Segamat, Johor. Another daughter is taking her SPM examination here later this year.

Rosiah said she was pleasantly surprised by Najib’s visit as she did not expect him to visit them in the midst of his tight schedule due to the general election.

Youngest daughter Amira Shahida, 17, said she would strive to score at least seven As as her dad had wanted.

#GE13: Paint Selangor blue, young voters urged

Paint Selangor blue, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told young voters as he encouraged them to spread Barisan Nasional's influence across the state.

“Our mission is to win. We must win. We will colour the whole of Selangor blue,” he said, referring to the primary colour of Barisan.

Najib, who is Barisan chief, was addressing a youth gathering organised by the Selangor Barisan Youth and Kelab Putera 1Malaysia at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Polytechnic here yesterday.

The young crowd responded with applause and shouts of Tukar (change) as Najib touched on the transformation plans for Selangor when the Barisan takes back the state government from the current administration.

“The Opposition has failed. They have failed to fulfil their promises, they have failed to govern Selangor. We will change the state government.

“Their manifesto is a manifesto of fantasy and delusion, because the Mentri Besar (Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim) has said a manifesto is not a promise,” he said.
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Sunday, 7 April 2013

PM Najib launches Military Community Volunteering Day at 32 camps nationwide

A total of 32 armed forces installations opened their doors for public viewing for the first time on Saturday as part of the Blue Ocean strategy.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the pioneer initiative was to foster a closer rapport between the security forces comprising army, navy and air forces with the people.

"Peace and security is the most important element for a country's success.

"Malaysia will not be where she is today without the willingness of a group of citizens to put their lives on the line.

"At the same time, other citizens must give their full support and appreciate their sacrifices," he said in a speech at the Kuantan air force base here when launching the Military Community Volunteering Day.

Also present were Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and armed forces chief Jen Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.
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Saturday, 6 April 2013

George Town flooding 'worst in five years'

The flash flooding in George Town is the worst in five years, according to Datuk Keramat state assemblyman Jagdeep Singh Deo.

"In just three hours, the rainfall has measured up to 168mm, approximately half the monthly figure," Jagdeep told a press conference at his service centre in Jalan Datuk Keramat.

He added that Sungai Pinang was the worst hit area.

Penang state exco Phee Boon Poh said that he will distribute 2,500 packets of food to the affected residents.

"The flash flood is clearly due to the heavy downpour as the heavily affected areas like Jalan P. Ramlee and Sungai Pinang were submerged in water and no rubbish was sighted."

Sungai Pinang exceeded its danger level of 2.7m, now measuring at 3.19m.

He added that there was no flood in Butterworth.

This is our first assignment as the caretaker government and a team of us are on the ground to reach out to the people," said Phee, who is the Penang Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environmental Committee chairman.
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Jangan peduli 'jeneral lapuk'

Saya sebagai bekas perajurit yang menerima kecacatan kekal kerana bertempur dengan pengganas komunis pada 19 Mac 1970 merasa amat kesal dan patah hati apabila membaca akhbar Utusan Malaysia bertarikh 22 Mac 2013.

Timbalan Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Dr. Abd. Latiff menyatakan ada bekas-bekas jeneral bergabung dengan parti pembangkang berceramah memperlekehkan keupayaan para tentera kita.

Perkara ini amat memalukan dan juga mencerminkan betapa rendahnya nilai perjuangan mereka. Saya menganggap mereka itu seperti prebet yang telah diturunkan pangkat. Kalau dinilai daripada semangat perjuangan, bukan begitu cara mereka menaikkan semangat para pejuang kita.

Amat memalukan, semasa dalam perkhidmatan, bekas-bekas jeneral ini pandai memerintah sahaja. Merekalah yang dapat pangkat dan bintang.

Bagi saya kalau ada kuasa atau akta, lucut sahaja bintang-bintang dan gelaran yang diberi kepada mereka. Kalau boleh potong pencen bulanan mereka kerana menentang kerajaan. Jangan fikir mereka 'besar' dan boleh buat apa yang mereka suka.
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Friday, 5 April 2013

GE13: BN to launch manifesto tomorrow

Barisan Nasional will spell out its new commitments to the country in its manifesto which will be launched tomorrow.

Unlike past elections, this time it will also release its candidates list earlier to give voters time to familiarise themselves with the candidates.

Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the early manifesto launch was to allow the people to have a better understanding of it.

“The manifesto is our akujanji (pledge) to the people of Malaysia.

“With a fresh mandate, we will undertake renewal and changes in line with our objective, which is to further develop the economy and improve the wellbeing of the people,” he said.

He said candidates would be named early to give them time to prepare.

“If we announce the names earlier, we will have more time to allow our candidates to introduce themselves.

“We will also get more time to observe the reaction towards our candidates and settle whatever problems that may arise,” said Najib, who earlier chaired back-to-back meetings.
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PM says Cyberjaya progress may be scuttled by water woes

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Cyberjaya risks not achieving its real potential as a world class ICT hub if water woes in Selangor are not resolved soon.

He said Cyberjaya could face acute water shortage due to Selangor government's refusal to the expansion programme of the Langat 2 water treatment plant.

"Infrastructure is in place to supply sufficient water for the people in Selangor and Federal territory but the state is not cooperating.

"We now have the opportunity to ensure continuous progress of Cyberjaya and the state," he said at the ground breaking ceremony of the Cyberjaya mosque here Friday.

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Thursday, 4 April 2013


Kemahiran siasatan jenayah siber dikalangan pegawai penyiasat akan dipertingkatkan bagi membendung penipuan membabitkan medium internet dan computer.

Selain itu pihak PDRM akan bekerjasama dengan rakan penguatkuasa dari luar Negara dan agensi lain termasuk SKMM.

Dewasa ini penjenayah menggunakan medium internet untuk mendapatkan sumbangan, pengaruh atau mencari rekrut dan ada di kalangan mereka menggunakan identiti sebenar atau palsu.

Selain itu juga Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial (JSJK) Bukit Aman, Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan berkata, supaya pengguna lebih berwaspada menggunakan medium internet .


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#LahadDatu: Extra layer of security for Esszone

A panel led by the Prime Minister will be monitoring a committee tasked to manage the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (Esszone), Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has said.

He said the panel reflected the Government’s concern that the Esszone covering 10 Sabah districts was managed at an optimum level.

“The panel will from time to time review Esszone committee’s performance and give directions when necessary,” Gani said during a media briefing yesterday about a conference on the safety zone to be held today.

The conference with the theme “Sabah Security and the Esszone” will be launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman here and will be attended by some 400 people including civil servants, local community leaders and NGO representatives.

Gani said the conference was aimed at explaining the intricacies of the Esszone to the various interested groups and the public in Sabah.

Gani said Esszone’s legal framework, established in the wake of the Sulu gunmen’s intrusion in Lahad Datu two months ago, was based on the Preservation of Public Order Ordinance 1962.

The state law that was federalised when Sabah became part of Malaysia in 1963 provided for the setting up of a safety zone with a proclamation by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

#GE13: It's on

The 13th General Election is on. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak confirmed that Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah had consented to the dissolution of the 12th parliament.

"I met the Agong this morning and he consented to the dissolution of Parliament," Najib said during a live televised speech after the Cabinet meeting here Wednesday.

He advised all the state governments, except Negri Sembilan and Sarawak, to also dissolve their respective state legislative assemblies to allow the state elections to be held simultaneously with the general election.

The Negri Sembilan state legislative assembly dissolved automatically on March 28.

Sarawak held its state election on April 16, 2011, and the Barisan Nasional (BN) was returned to power after it won 55 of the 71 seats contested.

Following the dissolution of the Dewan Rakyat today, the Election Commission (EC) is expected to meet soon to set the dates for nomination and polling.

The current mandate of the government was due to expire on April 28 this year.
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Foreign worker killed in worksite crash

A foreign worker was killed in another crane crash - three days after a motorist was killed by falling construction equipment at the LRT project site.

The latest victim, in his 30s, and another foreigner were on a sky lift, repairing the zinc roofing on a four-storey flat in Kampung Keramat yesterday.

According to witnesses, the arm of the crane arm was fully extended and had two men in the basket when it lost balance and toppled over.

This caused the basket to come crashing down between the flat and a row of single-storey homes behind it.

Fire engines from the Setapak and Kampung Keramat stations rushed to the scene after receiving a call at noon.

The building had minimal damage but the impact of the crash broke the crane's arm and basket, killing the Indonesian worker instantly and injuring his colleague.

Another worker, who was on the roof, escaped unharmed and was later rescued.
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Mobile cataract clinic launched

The Health Ministry has launched the 1Malaysia Cata­ract Clinic (KK1M) for the east zone of Peninsular Malaysia.

It is a mobile clinic that will travel to Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

“It will be stationed in each lo-ca­tion in the states for two weeks.”

At the launch of the clinic yesterday, Liow said cataract was the main cause of blindness as well as sight problems at a rate of 39% in Malaysia.

“It is estimated that 300,000 Malaysians suffer from cataract.”

However, he said only 28,500 patients had cataract surgery in 2010.

He said there was poor coverage of ophthalmology services especially in rural areas as well as a lack of awareness of eye diseases and treatments available.
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