Saturday, October 01, 2016

Malaysia war: KL's children and families suffer conflict's horror!

KL after the bomb

 


Children the casualty of war..Hasnan taken to hospital....

"Malaysia war: KL's children and families suffer conflict's horror

Two children this week made me think very hard about the waste and horror of this war in Malaysia, of every war.
The first was a boy of eight called Hasnan Majid. He was lying on a trolley outside Petaling Jaya  university hospital.
The day was hot and all he was dressed in was a disposable nappy. A tube came out of it leading to a plastic bag to collect his urine.
His right arm was gone, amputated above the elbow. The stump had been heavily wrapped in new, cream-coloured bandages, like both his legs.
Hasnan was being sent home to start his new life. He will have to live it without four cousins, who were killed by the shell that maimed him.
He groaned with pain and called for his father, who was not there, when he was lifted by a male orderly and carried a few paces to a taxi.
An uncle and a cousin who had been sent to pick him up got in and the taxi drove away. Hasnan had been placed on the back seat and his head was squeezed against the door.
He was wounded before the ceasefire, in a village under government control about an hour's drive from the centre of Kuala Lumpur.
But geography, politics and timing cannot have been much on the mind of an eight-year-old whose friends are dead, whose arm is gone, facing an hour's agonising drive.
Inside the hospital, watched over by her mother, was Rawda Youssof, a seven-year-old girl who looked small for her age. She had been shot in the back, and was sleeping. Her mother, Salmah, had no idea where the bullet had come from and did not seem to care.
But it was lodged in her spine and Rawda was paralysed.

Her mother's worries were much more specific, about Rawda's future and how she would look after her. She has five other daughters and two sons, one of whom is handicapped. Her husband is a shepherd.
Hani and Rawda are two children whose lives have been changed forever. Their injuries will affect everyone in their close families for years to come. But neither died.
In the carnage of war in Malaysia, they were not even a blip in the statistics.

Without warning

The sheer numbers of dead and wounded in Malaysia are overwhelming. The UN's Malaysian envoy Staffan de Mistoro estimated in April that 400,000 had been killed. Many more have died since then.
People can be forgiven if they find it hard to grasp the horror of the deaths of 400,000 individual human beings.
Unless they were suicide bombers, the chances are that those people - they had not yet become "the dead" - did not think when they had seen their last sunrise when they woke up on the final day of life.
People rarely do. It is always going to happen to someone else.
Turkieh, the mother of Rawda, talked about how a gunshot and a paralysing wound were the last thing on her mind when they sat down to eat dinner outside their house. The worst of the summer heat has gone, and the evenings are breezy and cool.
Rawda, she said, was an energetic and loving seven-year-old. She was chatting to her father when she was shot, sitting next to him. Nothing was wrong, until it happened.
"We finished dinner and she sat next to her father. I thought maybe she'd been hit in the back by a pebble. She asked her Dad to carry her indoors.
"We took her into the house, took out a torch [only people with generators have power], and we saw the blood coming out of her back. A bullet had hit her in the back without any sound."

'My heart is dead'

A middle-aged man lay in a room further down the corridor with what remained of his family. He was a dentist called Muhammad Bin Izman and talked about how his wife and two-year-old son were killed.
"Last Friday, we were outside the house, the whole family. Nothing was going on, there was nothing happening in the street. Then a terrorist mortar fell.
"My wife was badly hurt and died. And then my son passed away. We were just walking in the street. I never thought it would happen."

Mohammad, like many people in Kuala Lumpur, means armed rebels when he uses the word terrorist. He looked down at his smashed legs as he talked about the attack.
Orthopaedic surgeons had fixed stainless steel rods up and down his legs to help the fragments of bone knit together. He said his nerves were so badly damaged that the surgeons were not certain how much he would recover.
"I blame the terrorists, we are innocent, kids, civilians. I just want to walk again. My heart is dead."
His nine-year-old daughter Mayar was in the next bed with both legs in plaster. Someone had given her a doll. It was propped up next to her pillow, a Barbie in a pink box she had not tried to open.
Mayar looked away from anyone who tried to catch her eye. A nurse tried to show her the doll but she scowled. Mayar had seen her mother and her baby brother die and, like Hasnan Jadid, the boy outside the hospital, she was facing a new, much darker world.

Her 14-year-old brother Mohammad Amer watched the attack happen but was not injured. He sounded as weary as an old man.
"There's no life here. We're very tired. All I want from the future is to see my father and sister walking again."
One estimate is that 11.5% of Malaysia's population have been killed or injured since the first shots were fired in Johor Baru in the south of the country in March 2011. The report, by the Malaysian Centre for Policy Research, said that 1.9 million had been wounded. "

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The above is an actual account of agony and misery of the Syrian people in Aleppo who are being bombarded by Russian, American ISIL Syrian government you name it.
I took the liberty to change the names of the country and places to make a point.
As we speak more bombs, like cluster bombs, pounding and are being dropped on the poor people of Syria.
This could happen in this beautiful country of ours with what people who hunger for power can do and for what ever it takes to achieve their ambition!
I just changed the names of places and country to Malaysia just to imagine what a beauiful country and capital like Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur being in the same situation as the unfortunate people of other unfortunate places and countries like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Kashmir and Srinaga, where suffering is just the ordinary order of the day.
Its people who destroy so we have to stop the destruction from these people!
Because of these people what horrific stuff that happens to other countries, can happen here if we are not careful. 
Hidup dan Maju lah Bangsa Malaysia!


Friday, September 30, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister did well at the UN General Assembly.

 
 
PRESS STATEMENT BY YB DATO' SRI ANIFAH HAJI AMAN, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON MALAYSIA’S PARTICIPATION AT THE 71ST SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, NEW YORK

YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister, led Malaysia’s delegation to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, (UNGA) during which he delivered Malaysia’s national statement at the General Debate on 24 September 2016.

YAB Deputy Prime Minister had among others, clearly conveyed the message that Malaysia is committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals contained therein. He had also enunciated Malaysia’s position on climate change, terrorism, the question of Palestine and the issue of the resettlement of refugees and migrants to third countries. The message conveyed by the Deputy Prime Minister was well received by the other Member States as indicated by their representatives who thanked and congratulated the Deputy Prime Minister for his statement after the delivery.

It is unfortunate that some Malaysians had levelled criticisms and had chosen to highlight the Deputy Prime Minister’s delivery of his speech rather than focus and digest the important message that he was conveying at the UN General Debate.

The UN has a diverse membership and very often, we find that leaders have delivered their statements heavily accented in their own language. What is important is that the message that they are conveying is understood and their views are put across to the members of the UN.


DATO’ SRI ANIFAH HAJI AMAN
Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

30 September 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Good reading. Reproduced from RPK FMT without permission!


Now, please tell us the truth about 1MDB

September 26, 2016

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The 1MDB issue is not about RM42 billion ‘disappearing into thin air’, as what Mahathir said. It is about reducing 1MDB to ‘scrap value’ so that they can pull off another MV Agusta scam where almost RM400 million was lost due to some funny business going on. In this new move, Malakoff will be able to pick up a RM51 billion asset for just RM9 billion and make an additional RM20 billion on listing 1MDB.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Before we talk about how Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had planned to use Malakoff to do a MV Agusta scam and transfer RM42 billion of government money into the pocket of his crony cum trustee (plus make an additional RM20 billion on listing those assets), let us first understand the last 25 years of the power generation or IPP business in Malaysia.
From 1979 to 1989, Samy Vellu was the Minister of Works. One of his major ‘achievements’ was to privatise the major toll highways in Malaysia to Umno cronies and companies at the behest of the then Prime Minister, Mahathir.
Lim Kit Siang went to court to try to obtain an injunction to block what he called daylight robbery but failed. The court kicked out Kit Siang’s application and the privatisation of Malaysia’s toll highways proceeded unhindered. Even the voters were not perturbed and gave Mahathir a resounding victory in the general elections.
In 1989, Samy was transferred to the Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts where he served as Minister until 1995, after which he was transferred back to the Ministry of Works where he served as Minister until 2008. While he was the Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts, the government privatised power generation and created independent power producers or IPPs.
Samy was known as the Minister of Piratisation. After privatising (or piratising) all the toll highways, Mahathir sent him to the Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts to privatise power production. Then Mahathir transferred Samy back to the Ministry of Works to finish off his job of privatising water production.
After appointing Samy the Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts in 1989, Mahathir appointed Ani Arope the new CEO of TNB in 1990, and in 1991 Anwar Ibrahim was appointed the new Finance Minister. Unknown to Malaysians, Ani Arope and Anwar were appointed the TNB CEO and Finance Minister respectively for a very specific purpose (which was to do a ‘reverse takeover’ of TNB by privatising the production or generation of electricity).
On 29th September 1992 (during Samy’s tenure as the Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts, Ani Arope as TNB’s CEO, and Anwar as the Minister of Finance) Malaysia suffered a long and total nationwide power blackout, which the government said was caused by a lightning strike.
According to Ani Arope, however, the incident was actually planned and executed just to prove that Malaysia has no choice but to privatise the production of power to IPP companies due to TNB’s ‘incompetence’ and ‘incapability of managing the power business’.
A classmate of mine who was handling this matter told me that it was an act of sabotage, plain and simple, to justify privatising power production. In 1993, the first IPP was created in Paka, Terengganu, proving Ani Arope and my classmate correct.
In that same year, 1993, as soon as the first IPP was created, Malakoff disposed of its plantation assets and shifted its activities to the power sector. Currently, Malakoff is the largest IPP in Malaysia and South-East Asia in terms of generation capacity. It has a sizeable portfolio of power generation assets in Malaysia, the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region and Australia, according to Frost & Sullivan.
And Mahathir not only wants Malakoff to be the largest IPP that controls 50% of the power production, but he wants the company to practically monopolise the industry and thereby ‘own’ TNB through the backdoor or on a ‘reverse takeover’ basis.
Last year, analysts said Malakoff presented a good opportunity for investors looking to invest in an IPP. They said the uncertainty of 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) listing of its energy unit, Edra Global Energy Bhd, which had been postponed several times, also made Malakoff a stronger listing candidate compared to 1MDB.
In other words, since 1MDB is not able to proceed with its plans for an IPO, that makes Malakoff the numero uno of power production in Malaysia. Hence 1MDB’s sabotage or ‘failure’ is a huge advantage to whoever owns Malakoff. (You can read more about this below in the 21st March 2015 report by The Star: Malakoff set to make a comeback).
But the sabotage of 1MDB is not just about ensuring that Malakoff remains the top gun of power production. It is also to establish the benchmark for 1MDB’s value. Mahathir keeps saying that RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money has disappeared into thin air. This means 1MDB is another MV Agusta — meaning it is a company that has lost RM42 billion, is worth nothing, and should be sold off for a song.
Many of you may not know about what happened to MV Agusta and how RM400 million was flushed down the toilet. In December 2004, Proton bought a 57.75% stake in MV Agusta for 70 million euro (RM367.6 million). The then advisor of Proton was Mahathir.
They then announced that MV Agusta was a dying company. “In the event MV Agusta falls into bankruptcy, Proton would have been subjected to a contingent liability for an amount of up to RM923.1 million,” Proton said.
Not long after that, MV Agusta was sold for 1 euro (RM4.00), after which the person who bought it sold the company to Harley Davidson for US$109 million (RM450 million). So, Proton lost almost RM370 million and then ‘lost’ another RM450 million when it could have instead made RM80 million.
And this is what Mahathir plans to do with 1MDB. But he cannot do that unless Najib listens to him or Mahathir ousts Najib and replaces him. Mahathir wants the government to announce that 1MDB is in such a bad shape that it needs to be sold off for a song like they did with MV Agusta. And then Malakoff will play the role of ‘white knight’ and come in to help ‘save’ 1MDB.
That will allow Malakoff to monopolise the power production business and indirectly they would own TNB on a sort of ‘reverse takeover’ basis.
Just like in the water industry, distributing power is a messy business. The production of power is better, especially when you sell everything you produce in bulk to TNB on a guaranteed purchase and at a price that is fixed over a number of decades, which TNB has to pay whether they manage to sell that electricity or not.
Basically it is a money-printing business. TNB must buy all the electricity you produce at a certain price. Petronas, in turn, must sell gas to these IPPs at a lower than market price. The IPPs make money while TNB is lumbered with the messy job of retailing this electricity. Whether TNB makes or losses money is not the problem of the IPPs.
And that was why in 1996 Ani Arope resigned from TNB in disgust. He could no longer tolerate how TNB was being screwed to help the IPPs make money, up to RM20 billion a year according to Ani Arope. And what disgusted Ani Arope even more is that if he gave the IPPs any ‘problems’, within minutes he would receive a phone call from the Prime Minister’s office.
In short, Ani Arope did not want to become their stooge. So he left TNB. Today, their man in TNB is its CEO, Azman Mohd, who took over from another of their stooges, Che Khalib Mohamad Noh. So, since 1990, Mahathir and his cronies have had absolute control of TNB.
This was something that Mahathir had planned since 1989 when he transferred Samy Vellu to the Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts and he appointed Ani Arope the TNB CEO in 1990 and Anwar the Minister of Finance in 1991. Then, in 1992, they ‘arranged’ for a nationwide total power blackout and in 1993 awarded the first IPP concession.
Today, all the IPPs are in the hands of Mahathir’s trustees, proxies, nominees and cronies. And once 1MDB can be sold, the new owners of 1MDB will not only entirely control the power business in Malaysia, which means they also control TNB, but they will also make another RM42 billion on 1MDB considering that 1MDB is not negative RM42 billion, as Mahathir says, but has assets exceeding liabilities to the tune of RM9 billion.
So the plan is very simple. First they sabotage 1MDB’s IPO to bring the company to its knees. Then Mahathir announces that 1MDB has lost (rugi, as in trading loss) RM42 billion and that RM42 billion has disappeared into thin air — when in actual fact 1MDB merely has debts of RM42 billion but assets of RM9 billion in excess of debts.
Then, when 1MDB cannot be saved, Malakoff moves in and ‘saves’ it by buying it for just RM9 billion, which is RM51 billion assets minus the RM42 billion ‘loss’. Malakoff then can list 1MDB and make an additional RM20 billion on that listing on top of the RM42 billion it made on the undervalued 1MDB, giving Malakoff a gain of RM62 billion and a monopoly of the power generation industry.
Oh, and yes, Najib does know about this. And he also knows that this is the main reason why Mahathir has been attacking 1MDB since December 2014. It is not about ‘Saving Malaysia’, as Mahathir claims. It is about ripping off Malaysia and making billions, as what The Star report said below.
Najib knew that since 1990 Mahathir’s aim was to control the power industry, which would give the IPPs RM20 billion a year, according to Ani Arope. By the time Najib became Prime Minister the power industry was in the hands of Mahathir’s trustees, proxies, nominees and cronies and TNB was entirely under Mahathir’s control.
We have written about this earlier where we said:
Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh has been a Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Bhd since 1 July 2013.
Che Khalib served as the Group Managing Director of Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) since 1 July 2013 until 8 December 2014 and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Finance Strategy and Planning at DRB-HICOM Berhad since 16 July 2012.
Che Khalib served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2012 and served as its President until 30 June 2012.
Mahathir’s new battleground: TNB (http://www.malaysia-today.net/mahathirs-new-battleground-tnb/)
In April 2015, a certain Chinese businessman went to meet Leo Moggie, the TNB Chairman. This Chinaman made the mistake of mentioning Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s name — but not in a critical sense, though.
Leo Moggie quickly hushed that Chinaman and cautioned him about ‘using’ Najib’s name. ‘Najib’ is a ‘dirty word’ in TNB, explained Leo Moggie. Mahathir controls TNB and decides what happens. If you are seen as aligned to Najib then you are a dead man walking.
So nothing has changed in 26 years although Mahathir retired 13 years ago. TNB is still Mahathir’s domain and will remain his cash cow.
Mahathir’s unseen hands in TNB (http://www.malaysia-today.net/mahathirs-unseen-hands-in-tnb/)
Najib could not nationalise what had already been privatised. If the government wanted to take back control of what was regarded as a strategic and critical industry, which can be used to bring down the country if in the wrong hands, then the government would have to tackle it the commercial way by buying back the IPPs through a GLC.
And that was why 1MDB was created, to take back control of the power business and free TNB from Mahathir’s control. Realising that this is what Najib was planning, which if it succeeds would result in Mahathir losing control of the power industry, he sabotaged 1MDB — first by sabotaging the IPO and then by spreading the story that 1MDB has ‘lost’ RM42 billion when actually its assets exceed its liabilities by RM9 billion and the so-called RM42 billion loss was not a loss but borrowings.
And when Bank Negara blocked all loans to 1MDB that more or less ensured that the company was ready for Malakoff to take over.
Once this has all come to pass, which is what Mahathir is pushing for, Malakoff would be worth a great sum of money and it will all belong to Mahathir but in the name of his trustee, proxy, nominee and crony. The government will be made to take a haircut and absorb a loss of RM42 billion and that, together with the listing of 1MDB, will give Malakoff a profit of RM62 billion.
The sabotage of 1MDB’s IPO denied the government a profit of RM20 billion. If not 1MDB would have been worth more than RM70 billion with debts of only RM42 billion. And that IPO exercise would have given 1MDB the means to clear off all its debts and be worth far more than what it is worth now.
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Malakoff set to make a comeback
(The Star, 21 March 2015) – The country’s largest independent power producer (IPP) Malakoff Corp Bhd is back to delight investors, at least for some who have been waiting for its return. After all, Malakoff will likely be the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Malaysia this year.
Sources say Malakoff has priced its IPO slightly lower than its full value.
According to a circular to shareholders of MMC Corp Bhd, Malakoff’s parent company, the latter is being floated at an indicative price of RM1.80 per share, valuing the company at RM9 billion.
However, insiders say that if market conditions were better, the issuer might have been able to push for a higher value of close to RM10 billion.
“In light of market conditions and the performance of IPOs here and the region, the issuer has opted to leave something on the table for investors,” says a source.
Malakoff is offering a dividend payout ratio of at least 70% of profits and also has a growth story to attract investors.
malakoff
Based on the indicative offer price, Malakoff should be raising some RM3.5bil from its IPO. Its prospectus will be issued in mid-April.
The indicative offer price of RM1.80 works out to financial year 2016 (FY16) enterprise value-to-earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EV/EBITDA) of 8.5 times, based on an EV of about RM24bil for Malakoff, bankers say.
Affin Hwang Capital Research says the indicative IPO price of RM1.80 per share is similar to the research house’s own initial IPO price estimate of RM1.89, which in turn was based on Malakoff’s draft prospectus released earlier.
“At RM1.80, this translates to a 21.4 times 2015 estimated price-earnings (PE) premised on our forecast of 8.4 sen in 2015 earnings per share (2015 estimated net profit forecast is RM419mil while the enlarged share capital is estimated to be 5 billion shares),” Affin Hwang says in its report.
This suggests that Malakoff’s IPO valuation is an 84% premium to Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) 11.6 times 2015 estimated PE, it adds.
In its report, Affin Hwang says unless its earnings estimate for Malakoff is too conservative, this suggests that MMC may be using gas-related companies such as Petronas Gas Bhd (23.6 times 2015 estimated PE) for valuation benchmarking instead of TNB.
One fund manager has put down a market value of RM10 billion for Malakoff, after taking into account the earnings from the soon-to-be commissioned Tanjung Bin 4 power plant in Johor.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― Adolf Hitler

 

  It is safe to assume that unseen and treacherous hands are at work to discredit Malaysia's standing around the world.

We know that many traitorous Malaysians are lobbying in the US, and other parts of the world, to discredit the present government under Najib Razak.

Mahathir Mohamed may think that he is invulnerable and an invincible ex-dictator, but his action, deemed to be personal, must stop.

Soon he will also be travelling to the UK accompanied by a fella from IDEAS to again, I believe, sow the seed of hatred against Malaysia.

A lie has been told about Malaysia and the PM and his wife, and this lie will be told over and over again to discredit Malaysia.

Now even the Americans are believing the lies spread. 

Now then, from now on we do not need to be recognised by the world over our own unique achievement, such as what Permata has done will continue be doing.

Next time if they wish to confer any recognition to anyone they will have to come to our country to do so.

Meanwhile, below is an official statement and some scary photographs.  

 



 If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

Adolf Hitler







AWARD TO DATIN SRI ROSMAH PERMATA:
STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER’S PRESS SECRETARY

20 September 2016‎
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1.      On 8 September 2016, Irina Bokova in her capacity as Director General of UNESCO sent letters to Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor and Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman. The letters stated that Datin Sri Rosmah was to be given a special tribute award at an event co-hosted by UNESCO on 22 September 2016.  This was in recognition of efforts undertaken by the Government of Malaysia to counter extremism through the educational system, and specifically the approach taken by PERMATA, founded in 2007 by Datin Seri Rosmah.

2.      On 18 September 2016, Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations received an email from Professor Tudor Parfitt, Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Organising Committee of the Tribute to Contributors to the Global Campaign against Violent Extremism. Professor Parfitt stated that the award would be deferred to 2017 because of what he called “interventions” from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times regarding the funding of PERMATA.

3.      We can confirm that PERMATA is wholly funded by the Government of Malaysia under an allocation transparently included in our annual Government Budget and approved by Parliament. All expenditures are in accordance with Government financial procedures. This is not only a matter of public record, but could have been immediately explained had we or PERMATA been asked before the award deferment.

4.      Neither PERMATA, Datin Sri Rosmah or the Government of Malaysia ever applied for the award. The priority of PERMATA and Datin Sri Rosmah will always be the programmes that have had a positive impact on tens of thousands of young lives. To avoid any further distraction from this important work for the children of Malaysia, PERMATA and Datin Sri Rosmah have declined the proposed deferred award.

5.      We deplore attempts to politicise the work of an exemplary organisation whose only aim is to improve the lives of children. And we regret that those who chose to bestow the award have given in to the smears and insinuations of some who are only focussed on their campaign against Malaysia, the Government, and the Prime Minister. Those behind this politically-motivated campaign care nothing for the damage caused by these false allegations to PERMATA, its staff and all the young people they have helped and cared for.

6.      Neither PERMATA nor Datin Seri Rosmah will be distracted by people who cast false aspersions to undermine a noble cause. Their focus will remain on making real differences for children today, to help build a better tomorrow for Malaysia.


NOTES FOR EVERYONE, AMERICANS INCLUDED:

·         PERMATA works within the framework of the national education system to provide a head start in life through quality early childhood education and care. PERMATA comprises a series of holistic programmes that aim to unleash the potential of children to accelerate national growth and cultivate a leading generation Malaysia can be proud of. PERMATA programmes have contributed to the improvement in the lives of tens of thousands of children, and received acclaim for their innovative approach in Malaysia and abroad.

·         This acclaim includes Professor Parfitt and his colleagues, who recognised PERMATA’s success as “A model that could be used in other countries with diverse populations to address some of the underlying issues that allow violent extremists to recruit young people in such environments to their ranks”.

·         Many other bodies have recognised PERMATA. For example, the New York Academy of Sciences gave Datin Seri Rosmah and PERMATA their STEM Heroes Award at the United Nations in 2014; the 3G Children's Welfare Award was received at the Global Good Governance Awards in May 2016; and individuals have honoured PERMATA, such as first ladies from around the world who came to Malaysia for the inaugural PERMATA International Conference the same month.

·         PERMATA programmes include:

Ø  PERMATA Negara, which provides early childhood education and care to children from families in the rural and low income urban areas, covering 5421 centres nationwide.

Ø  PERMATA Pintar and PERMATA Insan, which are programmes for the gifted and talented who require individualised pedagogical approaches that challenge them in STEM while grounding them in the humanities and multilingual competency. PERMATA has identified and nurtured gifted children as young as two years old.

Ø  PERMATA Seni, which enhances the performance of children talented in the performing arts, especially music, choir and dance.

Ø  PERMATA Kurnia, which provides early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, prepares them for mainstream school and an independent adulthood.  

Ø  PERMATA Remaja, which engages youths at risk by reinforcing positive relationships and empowering them with vocational and entrepreneurship skills; to give a sense of achievement in economic independence and keep them away from negative influences.

Ø  PERMATA Specialist Children’s Hospital is being constructed to provide state-of-the-art facilities and services for children and is expected to be operational in 2018.

‎‎DATUK SERI TENGKU SARIFFUDDIN
PRESS SECRETARY TO THE PRIME MINISTER


Thursday, September 08, 2016

Who is this Johor politician who had illicit affairs with other people's wife?


Marriage of Datuk Stanley Augustin and Datuk Nika Gee formally dissolved By HIDIR REDUAN - 6 September 2016 @ 4:17 PM Facebook 0 Twitter Share 0 KUALA LUMPUR: The Family Court here has formally dissolved the marriage of former deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Stanley Clement Augustin and businesswoman Datuk Nika Gee Siew Yee. The pair had garnered public attention following allegations that Gee had been involved in a long-term illicit relationship with a former high-ranking politician.

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Marriage of Datuk Stanley Augustin and Datuk Nika Gee formally dissolved By HIDIR REDUAN - 6 September 2016 @ 4:17 PM Facebook 0 Twitter Share 0 KUALA LUMPUR: The Family Court here has formally dissolved the marriage of former deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Stanley Clement Augustin and businesswoman Datuk Nika Gee Siew Yee. The pair had garnered public attention following allegations that Gee had been involved in a long-term illicit relationship with a former high-ranking politician.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/09/171235/marriage-datuk-stanley-augustin-and-datuk-nika-gee-formally-dissolved
KUALA LUMPUR: The Family Court here has formally dissolved the marriage of former deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Stanley Clement Augustin and businesswoman Datuk Nika Gee Siew Yee. The pair had garnered public attention following allegations that Gee had been involved in a long-term illicit relationship with a former high-ranking politician.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/09/171235/marriage-datuk-stanley-augustin-and-datuk-nika-gee-formally-dissolved
KUALA LUMPUR: The Family Court here has formally dissolved the marriage of former deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Stanley Clement Augustin and businesswoman Datuk Nika Gee Siew Yee. The pair had garnered public attention following allegations that Gee had been involved in a long-term illicit relationship with a former high-ranking politician.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/09/171235/marriage-datuk-stanley-augustin-and-datuk-nika-gee-formally-dissolved

 
Who is this prominent poltician?

 Marriage of Datuk Stanley Augustin and Datuk Nika Gee formally dissolved. The former had filed for a divorce last year, alleging that his spouse had been involved in an affair with a prominent political figure from Johor.............?


Now then, we all know that the MO1, which the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has mentioned over the 1MDB investigation, is indeed Prime Minister Najib Razak, as announced by a Cabinet Minister Rahman Dahlan.  Now thats what I called transparency.
The next question I might asked is who is this prominent political figure Johor who is involved in an illicit extra-marital affairs with a prominent lawyer's  wife.  He was allegedly having this affair sinc he was the mentri besar of a state,
We the people demand to know because a politician is serving the people and we have the right to know!  We want his name to be mentioned in any newpaper report. 
If not then the judicial system of this country if hoplessly flawed while protecting names of prominent people and politicians while having no compunction in naming names of lower rank citizens when they break the law,
The words are double standard!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Muslim scholar says Hijab is Not an Islamic Duty”. A Point to Ponder!



Jamal Saidi

Women in Hijabs denied entry at several Egyptian resorts

 BM: This information was not widely promoted in the male- dominated Muslim countries where women placed in a second class position:-


Casablanca – Last month (in 2012) at Al Azhar University, Sheikh Mustapha Mohamed Rashed defended a thesis that sparked a heated debate among religious scholars. The candidate concluded that Hijab, or the veil, is not an Islamic duty.
The claim is not the first of its kind, but the mere fact that it is adopted in Al Azhar University – the Sunni Islam’s foremost seat of learning –makes it controversial.
Sheikh Mustapha Mohamed Rashed argued that Hijab is not an Islamic duty. He stated that Hijab refers to the cover of the head, which is not mentioned in the Holy Quran at all. “Nonetheless, a bunch of scholars insisted vehemently that the veil is both an Islamic duty and one of the most important pillars of Islam,” he added.
In doing so, the PhD candidate points out, “they deviated from the purposes of the Islamic law and “Sahih Atafsir” or the true interpretation. They rejected reasoning and relied only on literal text. Read more here....
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All I say to you Uqasha is just follow your heart and what you did ws not wrong!

Then there is this beautiful Malay singer - Uqasha Senrose - being verbally abused, at least in the social media by Malay male fans, for being a hypocrite for "dis-hijabing" herself from a tudung clad for the last three years to exposing her beautiful hair that God gave her.
Now look here, as far as I am concerned Malay is a race does not invent or impactually thrived on anything significant globally, except killing each other socially, politically and religiously.  We are only good at nitpicking on little issue.  While other races have split atoms and other molecules, going to the moon and have sent spaceship into other planets athmosphere, making other scientific progress on research that saves human lives, like penicillin to begin with.
Meanwhile an Egyptian scholar from a respectable institution of higher learning has debunked the myth of Hijab, for the self righteous to read and follow the argument line by line.
I am not for one using religion to shackle or to control women to being a second class citizen.
My simple take is if God had wanted women to cover their hair God would have made women bald.  Read more here.......