Monday, October 31, 2011
"We want the memorandum to reach the hands of the PM before he leaves for Mecca for the Hajj.
"The PM says he is listening to the Rakyat, so I hope he listens to us," Page chairperson Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim told reporters after handing over the memorandum at the PM's Office.
Around a dozen Page members accompanied Noor Azimah to hand over the memorandum to request that the government allow the option for the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).
Noor Azimah added that she handed over graphs and figures showing the percentage of parents and students supporting PPSMI and exam results that warranted the continued use of English.
tunku : it is still not too late for the government to decide on ppsmi. think about what is the best for the children. do not listen to some people like "samad said" type who know how to oppose only.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The former prime minister said the zakat money would be distributed to the eight Asnaf (eight categories of people), adding that in most of the rich Muslim nations, the eight Asnaf did not exist anymore.
He said that if they did exist, the amount of zakat money collected would far exceed their needs.
"But, if we consider ourselves as the Ummah, the community of Muslims using the zakat for the poor in other countries cannot be considered as breaching the categories of the people entitled to zakat funds," he added.
Dr Mahathir said this in his keynote address on the first day of the Third Langkawi Islamic Finance & Economics International Conference (LIFE 3) here today.
The three-day conference is themed 'Islamic Banking and Finance: Waqaf, Zakat and Sadakah As Community Empowerment And Strategies For The Economic Transformation Of The Ummaah'.
It is jointly organised by the Insaniah University College, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI).
Also present were Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, IDB president Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al Madani and Insaniah University College Rector Prof Datuk Dr Jamil Osman.
Dr Mahathir, who is also LIFE patron, said even a fraction of the 2.5 per cent zakat that was collected by all countries would be very substantial and it would go a long way to relieve the pain and sufferings of the poor.
He said it would also go a long way towards developing the poor Muslim countries, in terms of building infractures over a period of time and creating jobs for them, through investment in labour-intensive industries.
"Can we spend zakat funds on the infrastructures? If they are for alleviating the poverty and the wretchedness of the people in poor Muslim countries, I do not think we would be going against the injunctions of Islam," said the former prime minister.
Dr Mahathir said, for the purpose of collecting and administering the zakat fund, a special institution should be set up, manned by personnel from the contributing countries.
Muslims, he said, were enjoined to be charitable but they should not confine their largesse to Muslims only, adding that they should also help humanity at large, when the need arose.
tunku : if this idea to become reality, i believe the will be no muslims without food or shelter in this world. we should work on this idea and act on it asap.
Friday, October 28, 2011
"They have a stand (on hudud), they say hudud is for Muslims only.
"So, if you happen to go stealing with a non-Muslim friend, they'll chop off your hand but your Chinese or Indian friend will get two months' jail.
"To PAS, that is justice. Of course, if you do something else, they'll chop off your head," he told a press conference Thursday.
The former prime minister was responding to reports that the Kelantan government announcing the setting up of a hudud technical committee headed by Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob.
tunku : that is what we call it pas's hudud not the real hudud. the actual hudud applies to all but pas's hudud is created to suits them ( to get non muslim support/vote). if a couple of muslim and non muslim is caught for khalwat, how can justice be done when only one person get the punishment.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said provisions in the enactment included offences for persuading, coaxing and instigating Muslims to change their religious faith.
Besides publishing publications on other religions other than Islam, it is also an offence to expose non-adult Muslims to other religions, he said when debating the Supply Bill 2012 in the Dewan Rakyat.
Many people were not aware of the law which had been enforced since 1980, he said, adding that among states which enforced the law were Terengganu, Kelantan, Selangor, Melaka, Kedah, Pahang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis.
He said the Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) would continue to collaborate with all state Islamic religious councils in an effort to weaken the religious faith of Muslims.
He said efforts were also made by the government to standardise Islamic law in all states.
tunku : it should be implemented in penang,sabah ,perak and sarawak too. there are many cases especially in sabah and sarawak. the government should also amend the constitution regarding the freedom of religion, it should exclude muslims from this clause.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The reminder came from a group of concerned individuals who gathered here today to express their deep concern over the issue.
"Our purpose of gathering today is to reassert our call for aerobridges to be installed at KLIA2 for the safety, security and comfort of all passengers," according to a statement issued by the group.
They comprised wheelchair users, people with various disabilities, senior citizens, pregnant women, volunteers and others.
Meanwhile, Shuang Fu Disabled Independent Living Association chief executive Danny Tan, who is wheelchair-bound, said aerobridges were important for disabled passengers.
"We're disabled people, we don't want to burden others in helping us to get to the plane," he said, adding that the relevant authorities should look into the matter.
tunku : government should not listen to airasia but should listen to the people. the people wants the aerobridges, so please built it.the passengers won't mind to be charged to use that facility.i don't understand why airasia is so reluctant to use it? what's the agenda behind it? it's only cost them about rm100 to use it.in a flight there are more than 100 passengers. airasia can put the cost in the ticket's price.
“You can debate about differences of policies in terms of weaknesses and implementation but you leave family aside,” he said on Sunday at a press conference after attending a gathering with retired and former police officers.
Najib was answering a question on whether children should be left out of politics given the attacks against Lim Guan Eng's son, whom some bloggers had alleged that he had molested a schoolmate.
Najib added that politicians from both sides of the divide must adhere to the ethics of excluding families from politics.
“Everyone should adhere to it including the Opposition. That is the ideal in a modern democracy to concentrate on policy matters.
“We have to agree to certain ethics. It works both ways. I am not saying about the facts of this case. I do not know about the facts of this case,” he added.
tunku : the oppositions have been targeting the BN leaders family from day one and now when they are the victim they cry like babies. as pm said, we have to agree to certain ethics in politics and it should work both ways, not only to the opposition but also to the ruling party.the opposition only debate about differences of policies in terms of weaknesses and implementation about 20% and the rest they attack on personal matters including the family.they should change themselves first before accusing others.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Himpun chairman, Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, said this was among 10 resolutions reached at the gathering, which included provisions safeguarding the special position of Islam, as enshrined in the Federal Constitution, to be drafted into the new law to replace the Internal Security Act.
About 4,000 people, including representatives from several non-governmental organisations, attended the gathering which was held at the Shah Alam Stadium. Also present was Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria.
Mohd Azmi said the country's education system should also be reviewed to ensure Muslim students were not exposed to elements which could erode their Islamic faith.
He said a declaration containing the 10 resolutions would be submitted to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.
Meanwhile, at a media conference held after the gathering, Azmi refuted claims by some quarters that Himpun was an agenda to demonise other religions.
Friday, October 21, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Dewan Rakyat proceedings today got heated up when an independent member alleged that the Hudud laws passed by the PAS government when it was administering Terengganu allowed husbands to sodomise their wives.
When debating the 2011 Supply Bill, Datuk Zulkifli Noordin (Ind -Kulim-Bandar Baharu) said according to Section 14 of the Syariah, Qisas and Takzir Criminal Enactment gazetted in 2004 in the state, it would not be an offence for a husband to do so.
Zulkifli's statement upset several opposition members and caused an uproar.
"I am utterly shocked as there were more than 10 areas which were in conflict with Islam but what I want to show did not come from Islamic laws. As an example, on sodomy, it was stated in Section 14 of the enactment and it has been gazetted.
"Sodomy was interpreted as a offence which is an intercourse between a man with another man, or between a man and a woman unnaturally through the anus.
"What shocked me most was that it was stated 'apart from the wife'. It means should a husband have intercourse through the anus of the wife it is not sodomy according to PAS'hudud," said Zulkifli.
Zulkifli also disclosed that the enactment on the appointment of judges would allow non-Muslims to be appointed as judges on hudud laws while another aspect on 'qazaf' which involved four witnesses for adultery, provides that should one of the witnesses withdraw, the three other witnesses would be punished.
He said the disclosure showed what had been called hudud laws by PAS which it wanted to implement were not the laws of Allah but were laws designed by the party itself.
"When I checked, it was true Tun Mahathir (former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) rejected Terengganu's hudud laws because they were not Islamic laws but the laws of PAS. There were obviously errors such as allowing sodomy of wives and others," he said.
According to Zulkilfi, the decision of Tun Mahathir in rejecting the hudud had been distorted by certain parties at that time.
The disclosure by Zulkifli on sodomy got Salahuddin Ayub (PAS-Kubang Kerian) to interject and accuse Zulkifli of making wild accusations and requested that Zulkifli and Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) who also supported the statement to be referred to the Rights and Priviliges Committee.
Earlier, Bung Mokhtar had stood up and enquired:"Can one sodomise one's own wife? and Zulkifli replied:"According to PAS' hudud, can."
Salehuddin stood up and said: He cannot make such an accusation. There is no such thing according to PAS'. I asked that the two members to be censured im-for saying wife sodomy is PAS' hudud.
However, this was rejected by Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee who decided that they had not violated the Standing Orders.
The house continued to be in a commotion when Salahuddin and a few other members of the opposition were not happy and disputed the decision of the Deputy Speaker until Zulkifli could not continue to explain on his statement about the enactment.
Zulkifli was the forced to end his speech on the 2012 Supply Bill when his 20 minutes allocated time was over.
tunku : Astaghfirullah. No wonder Tun Mahathir rejected it. it is actually not a hudud law but pas' law.i have checked the enactment and it is right what zulkifli nordin said. it is stated clearly that sodomy is not allowed apart from the wife.click here.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The decision to opt out was made at the party's political bureau meeting Tuesday night.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, in a press statement Wednesday, said the rally organised by the non-governmental groups would not involve any political party.
“We respect the groups' decision but we will not take part," he said.
Earlier, PAS Youth Wing had declared their support behind the gathering, which was scheduled to be held from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, to “protect, defend and champion the cause of Islam.”
tunku : Islam is dead in pas. pas has shown us it is no longer an Islamic party and only uses Islam as a political tool whenever it is benefited to them. God damn pas.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
State Economic Planning, Finance and the Welfare Committee chairman Datuk Husam Musa said although the revenue was expected to increase to RM430.27 million next year from RM410.89 million this year, the increase was not sufficient to cover the estimated expenditure, thus resulting in the deficit hike.
"The expected revenue next year is RM430.27 million while operating expenditure is estimated at RM513.50 million. Thus, deficit for the year 2012 is expected to be RM83.23 million.
"Although the 2012 Budget is a deficit budget, the state is expected to repeat the 2010 record where the actual deficit was far less than the deficit figure in the budget," he said when presenting the 2012 Budget with the theme "Well-being Correlate Blessing" at the State Assembly here today.
He said the budget was based on actual results with the state focusing on three main thrusts -- economic spin-offs, human development based on Islam and defending the weak and poor, needy, disabled, orphans, single mothers and elderly.
Husam said the estimated revenue of RM430.27 next year would be derived from taxes (RM88.49 million), non-tax revenue (RM196.24 million) and non-receipt revenue (RM145.54 million).
He said forestry would become the largest source of revenue at RM118.51 million or 27.54 per cent of the total revenue followed by land revenue (RM109.46 million or 25.44 per cent).
The Kelantan government budgeted expenditure totalled RM768.43 with operating and development components at RM513.49 million and RM254.94 million respectively, he said, adding that RM113 million of the development expenditure would be secured from loans.
Husam also announced that the state government would pay a half-month bonus with a minimum payment of RM500 for state civil servants in the December salary.
The sitting continues tomorrow.
tunku : when the federal government presented a deficit budget which is lower than last year the opposition made it a fuss but they themselves now presented a budget which is higher than last year put it in the way that the state is expected to repeat the 2010 record where the actual deficit was far less than the deficit figure in the budget. what a joke.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
OCPD Asst Comm Zahedi Ayop said they approved the permit last week as the Himpun event was to be held inside a stadium (Shah Alam Stadium) and would not pose any public order situation.
"We have taken into account all aspects of security and approved their application," he said.
He also said policemen would be stationed in and outside the stadium to ensure no untoward incidents occurred.
Although the event has been dubbed as "a gathering of one million faithfuls", the stadium's capacity is only about 80,000.
Meanwhile, PAS Youth has thrown in its support for the gathering.
Its chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi praised the organisers for holding the event.
tunku : it is a legal gathering at Shah Alam stadium. let us all join the gathering to show our support.
He said before the law could be formulated, it has to be referred to the state first because Islamic matters come under the jurisdiction of the sultan.
"This (Apostasy) act has to be referred to the state first. Whether it is to be implemented or not depends on the state," he told reporters at a media conference here. He was commenting on a proposal by Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harunussaini Zakaria recently for the formulation of an Apostasy Act to punish individuals who were guilty of converting Muslims.
On Malaysian haj pilgrims in Mecca having problems to withdraw their money from Tabung Haji, Jamil Khir said it was due to measures taken by the Saudi Arabia government in restricting the amount of withdrawal to prevent money laundering.
"We will discuss with the Saudi Arabia government to resolve the problem," he added.
tunku : let's get it done asap.this is a very urgent issue that should be solved once and for all. by the way lets join "Himpunan Sejuta Umat" to show support for anti apostasy on 22nd October at Shah Alam stadium.may you be from umno, pas or pkr let us join hand in hand as muslim to show our unity against apostasy.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
He said the opposition was only good at making empty promises.
When Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tabled the 2012 Budget, promising to retain the country's deficit at 4.7 per cent, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Anwar Ibrahim made a mockery of it.
"The shadow budget by the opposition shows its expenditure, purportedly for the people, but it does not take into account the deficit.
"If the deficit goes up to 10 per cent, it means the country is not managed well," he said when addressing a crowd of about 6,000 people at a dinner with the residents of Taman Tasik Jaya, here Saturday.
Also present at the function were Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim and Rembau Member of Parliament Khairy Jamaluddin.
Muhyiddin also advised the people not to be misled by Pas' promise of setting up an Islamic state, including to implement hudud law, saying that it was merely a rhetoric, like the Kelantan government's slogan of "Developing with Islam" promoted by its Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
"Barisan Nasional has carried out the agenda of developing with Islam much earlier," he added.
tunku : malaysia will be bankrupt and anwar will bring in all his contacts(imf,world bank,jews) from abroad to "invade" malaysia. we will again be invaded and might be for many many generations to come. so people, please THINK.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Its minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the proposal was to provide an opportunity to the public, including sundry-shop operators, to run these shops themselves without the involvement of Mydin as the management.
"The committee has so far agreed with the idea but we will discuss the matter at the Cabinet meeting tomorrow for approval," he said after officially opening the fifth KR1M in Wangsa Maju, here, Thursday.
Ismail Sabri said members of the public who wished to operate the KR1M had the option of selling KR1M products and using their name or run the KR1M as normal.
He said his ministry was studying the terms and conditions to ensure the KR1M policy would not be affected.
"The operators must adhere to the stipulated conditions and I am discussing this with Mydin," he said, adding that public participation in the KR1M would also negate accusations by certain quarters that this business was being monopolised by Mydin.
He said Mydin had earlier been entrusted to manage the KR1M and it opened 20 new branches this year and would open 60 more next year, including in Sabah and Sarawak.
tunku : this kedai rakyat is the best concept so far.we hope the government can do the same concept for farming, poultry etc so that the people can get the goods at the lowest price possible. so what if mydin monopolised as long as the price is cheap.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
He said this could be one of the strategies of the opposition pact to focus its attention and strength to the states under Barisan Nasional (BN) rule.
"The election at the state assembly level will depend on the respective state governments whether to dissolve the assembly or otherwise. If all the state legislative assemblies in the four states under the PR are not dissolved, we will see the election being confined only to the states under BN rule.
"As such, they (PR) already have four states under their rule. They will concentrate on the other states to expand their domination.
"However, if the general election is held too close to the expiry of the five-year mandate, they (PR) will have no choice (but to dissolve the state assemblies)," he told reporters after meeting with the organisers of the Sahara Run at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, here.
Suwaibah Mohd Nasir, a former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) personnel, will start the 1,112 kilometre solo run across the Sahara Desert from Aswan to Port Said for 35 days beginning Feb 1, next year.
Dr Mahathir said the BN government did not have to be hasty in holding the general election because the current mandate only expired in March 2013.
tunku : i agree that BN should not held the election now as it still has about 20 months more before the term expires.why do it now? BN should concentrate to implement all the transformation programmes that it has planned.let the opposition be exhausted waiting for the election.if BN dissolve the parliament now and if the opposition does not do that in the states they ruled, it will be a disadvantage to BN.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This is stipulated under General Circular No. 3 of 2011 issued by the Prime Minister's Department on Sept 29.
Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said the decision to abolish the requirement was made at the Public Complaints Standing Committee's meeting on April 6 as police reports were actually a non-administrative practice not provided under any law.
He said in 2010, the police received over 2.8 million reports, of which 1.1 million or 40 per cent were referred to other agencies.
"This shows that most of the reports lodged did not merit police actions. The requirement not only inconvenient the public but also does not reflect the image of an effective and consumer-friendly public service.
"On the other hand, the practice adds to police workload in handling police reports. This requirement also resulted in rising cost in police operations and does not add value to the police service delivery," he added.
Following the abolishment, Mohd Sidek asked all government agencies to identify matters that need the public to submit a police report to government agencies as stipulated under the law.
However, he said this circular did not prevent the public from making police reports and government agencies cannot deter the public from doing so.
tunku : very good decision by the government. it is giving unnecessary work load to the police and wasting time of the police and the complainant. report should be made at the specific department which is related to it so that the department can take immediate action or investigation base on the report made.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said he had studied the JAIS report on the investigation conducted during a thanksgiving dinner at the church premises and after obtaining advice from religious and legal experts, he agreed that no legal action be taken against any quarters.
The Sultan said JAIS' jurisdiction was provided under the Selangor Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2003, Selangor Syariah Criminal Enactment 1995 and Selangor Non-Islamic Religion (Control of Propagation Among Muslims) Enactment 1988.
"In reference to the JAIS investigation, there were evidence of attempts to proselytise Muslims. But the evidence obtained were insufficient to institute legal action," the ruler said in a statement issued by the Office of the Selangor Sultan, here, Monday.
Sultan Sharafuddin also instructed JAIS to provide counselling to the Muslims who attended the dinner function so as to restore their faith and belief in Islam.
He also asked JAIS to carry out Islamic propagation activities for Muslims with more frequency and systematically to ensure their faith in Islam would prevail and deepen.
Sultan Sharafuddin said as head of religion in Selangor, he was concerned and hurt by the efforts of certain quarters to weaken the faith of Muslims in Islam.
"I want the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and JAIS to monitor the situation closely and not hesitate to take appropriate action as provided by law.
"I really hope that after this, any current activity to preach other religions to Muslims in Selangor will stop immediately, and there be no such activity in future.
"I also hope the people of Selangor, regardless of race and religion, will not wrongly assume and dispute JAIS' action without clearly knowing the facts of the matter," the Sultan said.
Sultan Sharafuddin said Islam as practised in Selangor was tolerant and Muslims were always encouraged to respect other religions.
"However, no quarters should take advantage of the situation to preach other religions to Muslims. This is in line with Clause (1) and (4), Article 11 of the Federal Constitution and Selangor Non-Muslim Religion (Control of Propagation Among Muslims) Enactment 1988, which forbid preaching of other religions to Muslims."
The Sultan also noted that Article XLVII of the Selangor State Constitution 1959, Clause (1) of Article 3 and Clause (1) of Article 11 in the Federal Constitution provide the freedom for people of other faiths to practise their religion in peace.
"That religious freedom has been practised in Selangor in a harmonious atmosphere and I hope this long-standing harmony will remain.
"The people of other faiths should take care of their own religion and should never try to deviate the understanding and faith of Muslims in Islam," the Sultan said.
tunku : so it is confirmed that Dream Centre in PJ tried to deviate the faith of those Muslims.all the states religion department should monitor these type of centers.they had crossed the line.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The commotion happened as soon as branch chief Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, who is Selangor Menteri Besar, finished delivering his speech.
The branch's internal auditor Norazhar Jamil claimed that the accounts were audited by individuals who were not appointed as members at the last AGM.
Speaking to reporters here, he said his name and that of another appointed member, Mohd Sharif Ismail, should have appeared as internal auditors in the minutes of the last AGM and not the two individuals.
Norazhar said previously he had been approached by someone who wanted him to sign the statement of accounts, but he refused because it was not issued with proof.
He said he also found that the individuals who signed the statement held positions in the party but according to the party's constitution, the internal auditors cannot hold any position.
Meanwhile, Abdul Khalid said the statement of accounts would be audited before being presented again at the next meeting.
tunku : looks like commotion at pkr branch AGM is a annual affair. the best part it is the branch of khalid ibrahim.khalid ibrahim can't even handle his branch, what how can he handle the state's affair.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Saying that the budget, which he announced on Friday, 'is feasible and can be implemented,' Najib said such claims showed that the opposition had run out of topics to criticise the Barisan Nasional government.
"We came up with the budget after much study by experts. The budget can definitely help the people and bring the country to greater heights," he told residents of Ladang Tuan Mee, Ijok, during his visit to Kuala Selangor on Saturday.
tunku : the opposition just finding ways to disgrace whatever the government is doing good for the people. if the government stop development or expenditure and giving "goodies" to the people then they will say that the government is sleeping and nothing is being done. when the government with all means doing extra ordinary hard work to stimulate the economy and at the same time easing the burden of the people then they are saying it is unrealistic budget and government is spending unnecessarily.the opposition should know that the world's economy is in bad shape and should join hand with the government to make sure malaysia sustain its economy growth but they don't care, even if malaysia economy collapse they don't bother as long as they can come to power.
PETALING JAYA: The DAP has set aside its six-month suspension on Kota Alam Shah representative M. Manoharan over his negative remarks of the Jalur Gemilang on his Facebook page.
In a press release Saturday, the party said the suspension would be replaced by a severe reprimand as Manoharan has apologised and taken down the Facebook comment immediately after it was posted.
tunku : this is the way for dap not to punish lim guan eng on his remarks recently on johor. if they punish manoharan with 6 months then they have to punish lim guan eng too but to avoid punishing lim guan eng, they replaced it with light punishment only.this is the dap way of justice.beware of this bloody party.
Friday, October 7, 2011
RM29.8bn has been allocated for investment in infrastructure, industrial and rural development.
Total revenue for 2012 is forecast to increase 1.9% to RM186.9bil and the deficit to decrease to 4.7% of GDP from 5.4% in 2011
- Full exemption of import duty and excise duty on hybrid cars and electric cars will continue to be given until 2013
- To promote tourism, the Langkawi Five Year Tourism Development Master Plan will be launched with an allocation of RM420mil
- A RM100mil SME Revitalisation Fund offering loans up to a maximum of RM1mil for entrepreneurs will be available from Jan 2012
RPGT: 10% for sale within 2 years, remains at 5% for sale between 2 to 5 years.
The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council will be privatised to promote and develop Malaysia as a healthcare dest
We will abolish payments for primary and secondary education, making these free for the first time in our history
RM50.2bn will be allocated to the education sector so that it can continue to develop talented, creative and innovative people.
Private schools registered with the Ministry of Education will be given incentives including an Investment Tax Allowance.
The Govt will expedite tax exemption approvals for educational institutions and all places of worship
- RM5bil will be given to develop rural infrastructure, including RM1.8bil to the Rural Road Programme & Village-Link Road Project
600,000 Government pensioners will benefit from an additional annual pension increment of 2%.
Civil service retirement age increased from 58 to 60.
Civil servants will be offered tuition fee assistance for part-time studies, including 5,000 masters & 500 doctoral scholarships
- Civil servants get pay rise between RM80 to RM320
RM3,000 will be given to ex-members of the special constable and auxiliary police as well as widows and widowers.
The National Agro-Food Policy 2011-2020 will be launched and RM1.1bil allocated for the development of the agriculture sector
RM2.3 billion per year in food subsidy
total subsidy to the people RM33billion per year
500,000 will benefit from KAR1SMA, which provides assistance to poor senior citizens and children and disabled people
My First Home Scheme will be expanded to increase the limit of house prices from a maximum of RM220,000 to RM400,000
Govt will identify areas in the vicinity of MRT, LRT and other public transport to be developed by PR1MA
Govt will continue to implement the Program Perumahan Rakyat by building 75,000 units of affordable houses
Govt will establish the Special Housing Fund for Fishermen to build and refurbish houses(rm 300m)
- HKL to be upgraded with RM50m for new outpatient wing, RM250m general upgrades.
Healthcare will be allocated RM15bil operating expenditure and RM1.8bil development expenditure
Hospitals will be upgraded and constructed as well 81 rural health clinics upgraded and 50 new 1Malaysia clinics launched
Skim Amanah Rakyat (SARA) 1Malaysia will benefit 100,000 households with income below RM3,000 per month
To assist taxi owners facing increased operating costs, measures will be introduced including tax exemptions on taxi purchases
To assist the homeless the Government established a social assistance centre known as Anjung Singgah.
The National Legal Aid Foundation will ensure that every individual who is charged in court will be given free legal aid
A training allocation of RM10mil will be provided for women to develop leadership and managerial skills
to prevent cervical cancer, the Government will provide free Human Papilloma Virus immunisation nationwide.
MyCreative Venture Capital with an initial fund of RM200mil to be established
RM15mil will be allocated to build 150 futsal courts to achieve the “One Court for One Mukim” target
RM200mil to train youth
A Flood Mitigation Plan will be implemented in Perlis, Perak and Johor to help 4 million rakyat residing in flood-prone areas.
One-off assistance of RM500 to households with a monthly income of RM3,000 and below will be provided.
- Senior citizens aged 60 years & above will be exempted from outpatient registration fees in Govt hospitals & health clinics
Book voucher worth RM200 will be given to Malaysian students in all private and public institutions of higher learning.
Civil servants will be given an additional bonus of half-month salary and pensioners RM500
The expert from Germany said that prior to the surgery, Anwar could hardly walk.
During examination-in-chief by Anwar's co-counsel S.N. Nair, Dr Hoogland said that though the surgery initially helped Anwar's movements, his examination on Anwar on Sept 8 this year revealed that there was limitation to Anwar's internal rotation of both the hip joints.
"There was back pain while extending the back off five degrees with limited extension up to 10 degrees. There was clear weakness of the left foot and big toe, and there was numbness and distal sensory loss to the left knee joint," said Dr Hoogland in referring to his medical report at the Munich Hospital, Germany, dated Sept 8 this year.
He was testifying at the trial of Anwar, 64, who is charged with sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 26.
Anwar pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court on Aug 7, 2008, to committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature at the Desa Damansara Condominium in Bukit Damansara between 3.10 pm and 4.30 pm on June 26, 2008.
Asked further by Nair, based on Anwar's medical condition especially complication in his spine, whether he can kneel, for instance, to perform his prayers, Dr Hoogland said limited flexion was possible and kneeling, which results in movement of 90 degrees, was not advisable.
"I warned him of the pain involved in such movements and advised him to do it (prayers) slowly. I said to him to do it very carefully and slowly, not to go very fast," said the seventh defence witness.
He said this was very important because if Anwar were to do his prayer movements fast, it could cause him severe pain and injury.
Dr Hoogland said Anwar also suffered from arthritis of the facet joints.
To another question, to compare his examination of Anwar in 2008 and a recent (Sept 8, 2011) medical report, Dr Hoogland said the nerve roots had gotten worse and one of the back muscles had also deteriorated due to the injuries suffered by Anwar during a police assault in 1998.
Anwar was assaulted by then Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Rahim Noor while in police custody in Bukit Aman.
Today's proceedings, towards the end, saw further testimony of Dr Hoogland heard in camera.
The trial, before Judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah, continues tomorrow.
In a related development, Anwar's counsel Karpal Singh told reporters he would file an appeal against the judge's ruling allowing the applications by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to set aside the subpoenas compelling them to be Anwar's defence witnesses.
tunku : with limited movement he can still have sex with a china doll......what a "god gifted" person he is.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said he would meet Lembaga Tabung Haji, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Putrajaya Holding and Permodalan Hartanah Berhad soonest possible.
"We have commenced discussions with them before and after this, we will proceed to talk about development," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.
Raja Nong Chik said the infrastructure development project in the area at a cost of RM8.9 million had already started.
On the status of land owners and inheritors of Kampong Baru, he said the Valuation and Property Services Department under the Ministry of Finance would be carrying out valuation on the land value.
According to him, when the Kampong Baru Development Corporation was set up, the status of land in the area would be changed to City Centre Commercial (CCC) status which would be equivalent to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) area.
"Even though the status will upgraded for development, the interest of owners and inheritors of land will continue to be protected and preserved with affordable prices to maintain the interest of the original residents," he said.
tunku : lets develop kampung baru as an international business and retail centre for the bumis only. no one should question this as there are petaling street which is known as china town and in brickfields known as little india. lets have kampung baru for the bumis. hope there will be no "ali baba" business there in the future.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Announcing the 'Shadow Budget' of RM220bil here, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said it would include a RM1,000 bonus for senior citizens with annual income of less than RM18,000 as well as for qualified housewives.
Pakatan also proposed that the minimum wage be set at RM1,100, an annual allowance of RM1,000 to be given to mothers to encourage them to enter the workforce, and re-imposing various taxes on luxury items like handbags and branded clothes.
"We aim to reduce the deficit to a reasonable level so that public services are not disrupted," he said in Parliament Tuesday.
The Pakatan budget, said Anwar, would also propose cutting the Prime Minister's Department's expenditure by RM10bil and re-distributing it to the other ministries.
tunku : it's easy to just make a budget when you don't have the responsibilities to fulfill it. it is just like a copy paste budget, cut here, paste there, give here and give there without having a burden to fulfill it. they did not tell in detail from where they will get the income. anyone can make a budget like this.have they(pakatan) done that in the states they are ruling? big question mark there.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The two-term Barisan Nasional assemblyman, who underwent a surgery for spinal injuries two years ago, had been confined to a wheelchair after a fall at his home here in August.
He will be buried in Johol after Zohor prayers later Tuesday.
His death will not result in a by-election as the current 12th Parliament had served its three-year mandate as at April 28 this year.
AL FATIHAH . May Allah bless his soul and rest in peace.
Chor said greening the city would not only improve liveability by creating more a comfortable living environment and providing space for healthy recreational activities, but also create a sustainable environment by reducing inner city temperature and greenhouse gases.
"This will not only give rise to the impression of a green city but also directly contribute to gross national income through commercial activities," he said when launching World Habitat Day Celebration 2011, here, Monday.
He said three key initiatives neede taken to realise the goal; the first to adopt a green-focused development policy for both government and private redevelopments where the open space requirement of 30 per cent of total area would be prioritised for green spaces.
Second, to employ creative landscaping methods including dense foliage tree planting, rooftop greening and vertical landscaping and third; to integrate parks and promote outdoor events.
"An integrated park system will be created to include parks of all sizes, landscaped boulevards and paths and public open spaces, where different open spaces in the city are connected through green trails," he added.
tunku : do not cut any more green areas in kl city in the name of development.we had enough development in kl. the developments can move outside the city centre.right now we can still see a bit of jungle in kl especially at the mahameru side, we hope it will remain as it is now.kl will be like a naked city without these green lungs.please preserves them.
Monday, October 3, 2011
"We never agreed in principle to the legislation," he said at a press conference at his office here Sunday.
"We have nothing against PAS. On larger issues, we are on one mind.
"But we find that PAS' stand on hudud is inconsistent with the Federal Constitution," he said.
Karpal said DAP leaders had made it clear during a meeting with Pakatan Rakyat leaders on Wednesday that the hudud law was not in line with the Federal Constitution.
Asked about his absence at the 60th PAS anniversary celebration in Kepala Batas, Karpal Singh said he did not attend as he was unwell.
"I informed DAP headquarters that I could not attend the function.
tunku : the pas supporters are saying that dap agreed to hudud in kelantan and terengganu but here we are hearing it from dap's chairman that they had never agreed on it. obviously pas supporters are trying to fool others in the same time fooling themselves.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
He said there was anxiety over hudud because there had been no initiative to explain the law fully to non-Muslims.
He said while PAS would not force Islam on anyone, the party would also not make hudud laws compulsory on non-Muslims.
Hadi was speaking at the party's 60th anniversary celebrations here on Saturday.
The statement comes days after Pakatan Rakyat leaders failed to reach a consensus on hudud.
tunku : again pas is playing with the hudud issue. first we talk about hadi, when he became the MB for terengganu, he said terengganu will not implement hudud as hudud is just 0.00001% of Islam. now he's trying to fool the people again. i wonder how after the pakatan meeting few days ago where the joint statement was pakatan will not implement hudud and now pas is talking about it again. that shows how united they are in pakatan.either dap or pas is talking crap here.