Sunday, June 29, 2008

VOTE OF (NO) CONFIDENCE by Tun Dr M

As expected Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament supported the motion on the removal of subsidy for petroleum. Obviously the whip had been used. Only one Sabah MP expressed his unhappiness at the short notice given for tabling this motion. Yet every MP knows that the price of petrol is a big burden for the people.

On Monday June 23rd, the public expected to hear about a motion of no confidence against Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi by the Sabah Progressive Party. I had predicted that it would not happen as the Speaker would disallow it.

But it was the SAPP that decided not to table it. Its MPs were recalled to Sabah amidst talks of threats being made against them.

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12 comments:

  1. Mukhriz: A vote for me is a cry for reform
    Star Saturday June 28, 2008
    BUTTERWORTH: Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said votes for him in the contest for Umno Youth chief post should be seen as “pressure” from members seeking reform in the party.
    “Any vote that I receive in the contest represents the voice of this group in Umno.

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  2. Tiny SAPP (Sabah Progressive Party) wants to move a motion of no-confidence in Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Apparently SAPP is still confident in Barisan Nasional.

    As expected we hear the usual chorus of pledges by the other BN parties to support Abdullah.

    When will BN party leaders wake up to the fact that the majority of Malaysians do not want Dato Seri Abdullah as Prime Minister? It was this inability to appreciate the feelings of the people that led to the disastrous 2008 election results by them.

    The peninsular BN parties should realise that they have become irrelevant.

    Ignore the people and you will find yourself totally rejected.

    Dr M

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  3. anak asli kelaparanJune 29, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    org cina tak rampas hasil bumi sabah..semua usaha gigih mereka berkerja...rajin usaha majukan diri..mereka mustahil dapat rampas harta bumiputra kerana kita semua tahu status warga negara mereka..dan mereka boleh kenal melalui nama dan wajah...tetapi orang pendatang boleh rampas harta bumiputra kerana meraka susah d kenal melalui wajah dan nama..mereka pandai tipu dapat ic konon nya bumiputra sabah..beli tanah guna nt title(tanah bumiputra)masuk u guna kouta bumiputra..kerja kerajaan guna kouta bumiptra..mohon pinjaman kerajaan guna kouta bumiputra..dapat bantuaan pprt kerajan..kouta melayu dapat gelaran datuk..ni lah yang di katakan rampas sedikiut demi sedikit..lama kelamaan kami pula bumiputra asli sabah jadi pengemis di negeri sendiri...siapa yang perampas???saya asal di tawau..datuk saya cerita pada saya dulunya jiran saya seorang pempajak buah buahan asal dari indon...kini anak kaya raya sebab apa???menyertai parti terbesar d malaysia tanah kelapa sawit yg luas ..projek besar besar dapat..ni baru satu keturunan..dapat status bumiputra...yg cina ni ada yang 4 keturunan..tapi ada yg ic dia merah sampai mati.

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  4. What's the point if the MPs know by supporting the motion on the removal of subsidy for petroleum is against their conscience. If every BN MPs has to support every motion under the threat of the Useless Whip, how can they claim to represent the people's voice. Then how can these MPs refute that being an MP is all about power and greed. Times has changed. Voting by secret ballot doesn't necessary be bad for ruling government. At least the MP we vote for is able to voice our sentiments.

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  5. Kota Kinabalu: Kiulu PBS on Friday noted that party President Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and other KDM leaders who were once very vocal on issues such as illegal immigrants and imbalanced development have fallen silent.

    Towards this end, its Chief Sindin Ranggangon said the views and demands from the party led by Datuk Yong Teck Lee reflected the real feelings of most people in Sabah, particularly in Kiulu.

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  6. While Malaysians of all walks of the community dig deep into their pockets even to the extend of the usage of coins in their children's "PIGGY BANK",129 MP's including from Sabah supported the fuel increase.

    The irony is,a great many are still supporting these MORONS.The million dollar question is WHY?

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  7. Instead of getting out of BN and joining PR, there is another way for the Sabah and Sarawak parties to go. They can get out of BN and instead of joing PR, form a Pan-Borneo Alliance with the 53 BN MP's. Then they can negotiate with PR and BN to see which will give the most to Sabah and Sarawak. If PR will give the most to Sabah and Sarawak, then the Pan-Borneo Alliance will form a coalition government with it, with Pan-Borneo Alliance and PR as equal partners. If BN will give the most to Sabah and Sarawak, then the Pan-Borneo Alliance will form a coalition government with BN, with Pan-Borneo Alliance and BN as equal partners.

    This way it avoids the moral dilemma some insist in component parties' leaving BN. It also increases the negotiating weight and freedom of negotiation of the Sabah and Sarawak parties. The Sabah and Sarawak parties will not be swallowed up in BN or PR and become mere followers of either BN or PR and having to obey the wishes of BN or PR, but will become full equal partners with either one of them with equal rights and power to decide and formulate policies to defend the best interests of Sabah and Sarawak. This way, Sabah and Sarawak can in one strategic move can regain their freedom from BN and garner to themselves powerful influence to negotiate for the full benefit of the Sabah and Sarawak peoples.

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  8. Saya percaya mungkin RAMAI AHLI UMNO sekarang ini berada DI KL kerana sudah menjadi budaya UMNO SABAH menjual Maruah semata mata wang ringgit. Tanggapan seperti ini biasalah kita dengar waktu pemilihan parti. Saya tak Hairan langsung Bila ahli UMNO sanggup menjual negeri kerana wang ringgit. Rumusannya Vote of no confidence tidak akan berjaya bukan kerana MP dari semenanjung tetapi daripada para pengkhianat Bangsa dan negeri terdiri daripada UMNO,PBS,PBRS>UPKO. dll

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  9. http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/85184
    Dr M: 22 fiascos in 22 years of power
    Batman | Jun 27, 08 4:45pm
    Many of those who worshiped Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad cannot understand why Malaysians blame TDM for the woes of the country. I have compiled excerpts of reports which were published in the media in past years to refresh the memories of Malaysians, as to why many Malaysians feel that TDM did more bad than good for the country in his 22 years.

    These 22 fiascos were published in the form of questions directed to TDM:

    1. On clean government

    You came to power in 1981 and introduced the slogan Bersih, Cekap dan Amanah (Clean, Efficient and Trustworthy). What did you do to further that? Did you make the Anti-Corruption Agency more independent and effective? Did you ensure that the police and judiciary did their jobs properly and reduce corruption in their ranks? Did you ensure that ministers and chief ministers not have incomesbeyond their legal means? How many big guns were prosecuted for corruption offences during your tenure? What happened to Bersih, Cekap dan Amanah?

    2. Press freedom

    Your criticism of the present government got plenty of coverage in the local media whereas, during your time, criticisms against you by two former prime ministers were muted in the mainstream newspapers. Editors in Umno-linked newspapers, too, were removed for not toeing the line. What did you do to advance the cause of responsible press freedom?

    3. Proton

    You went ahead with the national car project in 1983 despite a number of experts disagreeing with you, especially with respect to the lack of economies of scale. Isn’t it true that Proton’s profits over the past 20 years came from the vastly higher prices that the Malaysian public has had to pay to subsidiseProton, resulting in considerable hardship for Malaysians who need cars because of the poor public transport system? Why was it necessary for Proton to buy a stake in a failed Italian motorcycle manufacturer when it could not even produce cars competitively?

    4. Heavy industries

    Why did you push into heavy industries such as steel and cement in the 1980s, ignoring studies which suggested developing natural resource-based industries instead? They caused major problems and billions of ringgit in losses.

    5. Immigration

    Why did you allow hordes of people to emigrate, mainly from Indonesia, in such an unregulated way that there are as many or more illegal immigrants than legal ones now, accounting for some three million or more people? Did you not realise that this would cause serious social problems?

    6. Operasi Lallang

    Why did you have to resort to this move in October 1987, when you used the Internal Security Act (ISA) to detain over 100 people, close down four newspapers and cause a wave of fear throughout the country? Was it to consolidate your tenuous hold on power then by using an oppressive law?

    7. Judiciary

    What was your motive to take action in 1988 to remove the then Lord President and several Supreme Court judges from their positions under allegations of judicial misconduct, a move which was heavily criticised by the Bar Council and other bodies? Was it because you needed more compliant judges whose rulings would not threaten your position of power in a number of cases in court?

    Was this the first step in dismantling the judiciary’s role as a system of check and balance against the legislature and the executive? What have you to say to repeated assertions by many, including prominent ex-chief justices, who maintain that this led to the erosion of judicial independence?

    8. Education

    Why did you allow our national school system, which is the ideal place to develop ties among young Malaysians, to become so divisive? Why is it that our local universities, once the preferred choice of tertiary education, have deteriorated to a level that even students who gain admission prefer to enroll into local private universities.

    9. Malaysia Airlines

    Why did your government sell MAS (private sale) to Tajuddin Ramli who had no knowledge whatsoever about running an airline? Why did your government then later bail out Tajuddin by paying RM8 per share when the shares were trading at only RM3.60 in the open market, costing close to RM1 billion of the rakyat’s money.

    10. Privatisation

    Why did you allow privatisation to take place in such a manner that the most profitable parts of government operations were sold away like Telekom Malaysia, Pos Malaysia and Tenaga Nasional? Tolled roads had guaranteed toll rate increases and compensations in the event traffic projections were not met. Independent power producers (IPPs) had contracts that guaranteed them profits at the expense of Tenaga Nasional. What was the justification of privatising the government medical stores to Southern Task Sdn Bhd, and the resulting increase in the prices of medicines?

    11. Putrajaya

    What is the justification for spending RM20 billion on a grandiose government city at a time when office space was available in Kuala Lumpur? Could the money not have been put to better use, such as improving educational resources?

    12. Indah Water Konsortium

    What was the basis of granting Indah Water Konsortium a concession to manage the national sewerage system? Could you explain the RM1.4 billion soft loan to IWK which clearly has irrecoverable losses?

    13. Konsortium Perkapalan Berhad

    Why did you rescue Konsortium Perkapalan Berhad (then owned by your son Mirzan) and which had debts of RM1.7 billion using funds from Petronas? Was it not your administration which forced Malaysian International Shipping Company (MISC) to acquire the assets of Konsortium Perkapalan Nasional?

    14. Time Dotcom Bhd

    Why did your administration bail out Time Dotcom Bhd which was saddled with a RM5 billion debt? Why did your government use RM904 million from Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen to buy up 273.9 million of unwanted Time Dotcom shares incurring an instant loss of RM280 million?

    Did you not force the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to buy 81.6 million of the unsubscribed public portion of the initial public offering (IPO) of Time Dotcom Bhd at RM3.30 per share when the shares were trading at only between RM1.95 and RM2.10 and in the process incurring an instant loss of RM100 million?

    15. LRT

    Why did you bail out the light rail transit operators Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd (Putra), which belonged to Renong, and Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan Sdn Bhd (Star) using almost RM600 million from the EPF, which still resulted in EPF having to write off RM135 million with a share loss of RM96 million?

    16. North-South Expressway

    Why did your administration award the North South Expressway concession to UEM (which then formed Plus) and then provide them with a loan of RM1.6 billion which was half of the tender price of RM3.2 billion? What was the justification for your administration to grant Plus such over-generous terms, which included annual increment of toll rates and guaranteed traffic volumes?

    17. PSC Industries Berhad

    Why did your administration in 1998 award a RM24.3 billion contract to PSC Industries Berhad, together with an advance of more than RM2.5 billion to build naval patrol boats? Why were they also given exclusive rights to service the Malaysian navy’s entire fleet? Could you confirm that the first two ships built by PSCI could not even pass pre-delivery trials? How would you answer to the Public Accounts Committee’s revelation that it will cost the government another RM120 million just to salvage the first two vessels nearing completion after seven years?

    18. Bakun Dam

    Why did you award Ekran Bhd the contract to build the Bakun hydroelectric dam in Sarawak? Why did your administration take over the construction of the dam by bailing out Ekran by almost RM200 million for ‘work done’?

    19. InventQjaya

    What was the basis of inviting Libyan-American Sadeq Mustaffa to Malaysia to set up InventQjaya Sdn Bhd and to also give him a grant of RM440 million? What was the benefit for Malaysia and how has Malaysia benefitted? What has happened to InventQjaya now?

    20. Forex losses

    Why did your administration dabble in speculation in the international money market which ultimately cost Bank Negara almost RM9.3 billion in losses?

    21. Bank Bumiputra

    Why did you allow the mismanagement of Bank Bumiputra, to the extent that it had to be bailed out three times, costing the country a total of RM3 billion? Again, by dipping into Petronas’ funds?

    22. Perwaja Steel

    Why did your administration allow Perwaja Steel to be mismanaged resulting in RM2.9 million of the rakyat’s money being squandered?

    There you are - 22 fiascos in 22 years. The bad news is that there are actually more than 22. Remember the APs, Maminco, Renong and many more. Those who remember, please add on to this list.

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  10. I sincerely hope SAPP will abide by the verdict of the polls set up. Currently the wish of the people is for SAPP to leave BN and join Pakatan Rakyat. Please do not disappoint the people.

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  11. 抨国阵领袖挺阿都拉不解民怨
    马哈迪:要到什么时候才会醒?

    虽然国阵领袖纷纷表态誓言支持首相阿都拉的领导,反对沙巴进步党对阿都拉发动不信任动议,但是前首相马哈迪却抨击,这些国阵领袖至今仍无法了解人民对阿都拉的不满情绪。

    马哈迪今日在其部落格以5段文字,针对此事做出强烈抨击。“渺小的进步党要动议对阿都拉投不信任票,显然进步党仍对国阵有信心。不出所料,我们听到其他国阵政党惯常的表态宣誓支持阿都拉。”

    半岛国阵成员党已不重要

    “什么时候国阵领袖才会醒过来,了解大多马来西亚人根本不要阿都拉出任首相?就是这种无法体会人民情绪的态度,才会酿成2008年的灾难性大选成绩。”

    “半岛的国阵政党应该觉悟,他们已经不再重要。”“忽视人民,最后你会发现自己完全被拒绝。”

    国大党败选全因三美一人

    此外,马哈迪在另一篇部落格帖文上,向昔日的执政伙伴——国大党主席三美威鲁开炮,认为三美必须为国大党在308大选惨败负上全责,因为后者坚持自己是印裔社群的唯一领袖,反对其他印裔政党加入国阵。

    “他坚持他是印裔的唯一领袖。他拒绝其他印裔政党加入国阵,他的嚣张让人无法忍受,国大党的败选完全是因为他。”

    他在文末更预告,将揭发更多三美在他担任首相期间所说过的话,让人民自行判断这名印裔领袖。

    支持兴权会暴露三美种族主义

    马哈迪这篇贴文主要是反驳三美、行动党主席卡巴星和前联合国司法独立特派专员巴南(Param Cumaraswamy)指他是种族主义者的言论。

    “这三人要求政府释放在内安法令下遭扣留的兴都权益行动委员会(兴权会)领袖。他们必须了解,兴权会代表的是淡米尔种族主义者,他们仍依赖以前的主人,即英国来保护他们。他们不相信马来西亚的制度。”

    “他们不仅为印裔出头,甚至为淡米尔作为一个单独种族而出头,他们与其同情者都是彻彻底底的种族主义者。”

    “眼看淡米尔之虎对斯里兰卡所构成的死亡与破坏,他们恫言将把这类的种族暴力政治带入马来西亚。”

    马哈迪接着将矛头锁定三美一人,“对兴权会表达同情,暴露了三美深层的种族情意结”。

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  12. 抨国阵领袖挺阿都拉不解民怨
    马哈迪:要到什么时候才会醒?

    虽然国阵领袖纷纷表态誓言支持首相阿都拉的领导,反对沙巴进步党对阿都拉发动不信任动议,但是前首相马哈迪却抨击,这些国阵领袖至今仍无法了解人民对阿都拉的不满情绪。

    马哈迪今日在其部落格以5段文字,针对此事做出强烈抨击。“渺小的进步党要动议对阿都拉投不信任票,显然进步党仍对国阵有信心。不出所料,我们听到其他国阵政党惯常的表态宣誓支持阿都拉。”

    半岛国阵成员党已不重要

    “什么时候国阵领袖才会醒过来,了解大多马来西亚人根本不要阿都拉出任首相?就是这种无法体会人民情绪的态度,才会酿成2008年的灾难性大选成绩。”

    “半岛的国阵政党应该觉悟,他们已经不再重要。”“忽视人民,最后你会发现自己完全被拒绝。”

    国大党败选全因三美一人

    此外,马哈迪在另一篇部落格帖文上,向昔日的执政伙伴——国大党主席三美威鲁开炮,认为三美必须为国大党在308大选惨败负上全责,因为后者坚持自己是印裔社群的唯一领袖,反对其他印裔政党加入国阵。

    “他坚持他是印裔的唯一领袖。他拒绝其他印裔政党加入国阵,他的嚣张让人无法忍受,国大党的败选完全是因为他。”

    他在文末更预告,将揭发更多三美在他担任首相期间所说过的话,让人民自行判断这名印裔领袖。

    支持兴权会暴露三美种族主义

    马哈迪这篇贴文主要是反驳三美、行动党主席卡巴星和前联合国司法独立特派专员巴南(Param Cumaraswamy)指他是种族主义者的言论。

    “这三人要求政府释放在内安法令下遭扣留的兴都权益行动委员会(兴权会)领袖。他们必须了解,兴权会代表的是淡米尔种族主义者,他们仍依赖以前的主人,即英国来保护他们。他们不相信马来西亚的制度。”

    “他们不仅为印裔出头,甚至为淡米尔作为一个单独种族而出头,他们与其同情者都是彻彻底底的种族主义者。”

    “眼看淡米尔之虎对斯里兰卡所构成的死亡与破坏,他们恫言将把这类的种族暴力政治带入马来西亚。”

    马哈迪接着将矛头锁定三美一人,“对兴权会表达同情,暴露了三美深层的种族情意结”。

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