Someone must have taken the trouble to read "The Audacity of Hope" and "Positively American" to use the context as our government transformation programme. But the trouble with this country is, there is never a positive end result in whatever the G.O.D says or promise. They put on a big show and then frizzle out to do another but one thing is certain APs will continue, commission is a must to private swiss account, the people will continue to lose jobs and become poorer while the illegal immigrates are given opportunities.
Like the Shepherd boy who cried wolves too many times, we do not trust the G.O.D can transform.
The the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers will no longer be the tallest building for the Federal Government is planning to build a 100-storey building (or is it 3 hundred-storey building).
Are we not afraid of earth quakes? Do we in Malaysia really need such high structures? What about the increase of cars and traffic jams for all the sites are in already busy areas?
I thought we were over the tallest flag pole... the tallest tower...the tallest twin tower...but alas, here we go again and this time it will be 100-storey buildings...
And do we have the necessary fire fighting equipments for such a high building? What happens if there is a power failure? Walking down will be fun....
Have the people in the area been consulted? Have the notice board inviting objections and questions been put up at the project site. For these kind of 'mega project', it is not enough to just give the right to object to adjacent registered land owners. This right must be given to all people who live and work around the said area.
Today, even to get to court from the Jalan Duta traffic light ( a distance of about 400 meters), it can take about 20-25 minutes in the morning because of the traffic congestion. And, now there will be another 100-storey building in that area.
Priority should be to improve public transport - not building mega projects. Note that many of the buildings in KL and Klang Valley are already having difficulty getting tenants - so, really do we really need more office spaces?
Three sites in the city have been identified for the development of iconic structures to spur growth in the economy.
Sources say they are Dataran Perdana in Jalan Davis, the area surrounding Stadium Merdeka and the vicinity of the Matrade Centre in Jalan Duta.
All the plots of land are privately owned.Two belong to governmentlinked companies — Pelaburan Hartanah Bumiputera Bhd and Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) — while the Naza group owns 25ha in the vicinity of the Matrade Centre.
Economists were recently briefed by the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department on the implementation of the iconic projects, as part of efforts to boost the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Even though the actual designs of the three structures have not been finalised, two appeared to have a 100-storey building each.
This could rival the highest structure in the country — the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, completed in 1997 at a cost of US$1.2 billion (RM4.05 billion).
While it is understood that the design for such a skyscraper is included in the original development master plan for the 25ha site around the Matrade centre, another source claimed that a 100-storey building is to be built near Stadium Merdeka, owned by PNB.
Bank Islam Malaysia chief economist Azrul Azwa said: “The key thing is the huge cost of the development and what the government’s role will be in this.
“There needs to be a costbenefit analysis of the projects to ensure they not only give short-term benefits to GDP but also help the economy in the long run.” RSP Architect’s Hud Bakar said a 100-storey building, on average, would cost 50 per cent more per square foot than a normal high-rise building, depending on the actual design.
Real estate agent Previndran Singhe of Zerin Properties said: “It is good to have iconic developments. But we should do away with the perception that iconic developments mean tall buildings.”- New Straits Times, 7/12/2009, 100-storey skyscrapers planned for Kuala Lumpur
Developers and construction players are generally, in favour of several mega property projects in the pipeline in Kuala Lumpur, especially the proposed development of a multi billion ringgit 100-storey skycraper, expected to be built near Matrade Centre, bordering Jalan Kuching and Jalan Duta.
Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM) president Ng Kee Leen said the mega projects would help spur the Malaysian economy further and provide more jobs to players in the industry .
Occupying a 28-ha site owned by Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), the project could be completed in three to five years, if approved.
“It’s definitely the right time to revive the construction industry in a big way as (prices of) raw materials for the construction industry have stabilised and more importantly, consumer confidence, both local and foreign, is rising,” Ng told StarBiz yesterday.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall had approved several 30-storey and 50-storey property developement projects in the city, which are expected to commence soon.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall and top officials from PNB were unavailable for comments on the mega projects or confirm if the proposed100-storey skyscraper project had been approved.
Ng said despite the current property overhang, there were signs of a revival in the construction industry.
“There is now more hiring of draftsmen and architects and if most of the mega projects are appproved, it would certainly help further boost the Malaysian economy,” he said.
On the impact of the 100-storey property project, Ng said: “We don’t see this (building more mega property projects) as having a negative impact on the construction industry or the economy.”
“It would show to the world the Malaysia’s seriousness in following through with its plans,” he said, citing the continued property developments in Hong Kong and Singapore despite the current property overhang.
Jack Chua, a local real estate property agent and a property consultant specialising in property in the Golden Triangle area, said the impact of new mega projects would overall be positive to the economy.
“We believe if Malaysian government policies remain consistent and attractive, there should still be good buying interest from locals and foreigners, even if more mega projects come onstream,” he said.
Meanwhile, a local property analyst said while government policies had generally been proactive and supportive of the construction industry’s growth, the recent re-introduction of the real estate property gains tax (RPGT) did not go well with players in the industry.
“Many of them felt that the RPGT came very suddenly, just when the construction industry was showing signs of recovery,” he said.
The analyst said many construction players, including associations like MBAM and Real Estate and Housing Developers Association, had urged the Government to reconsider deferring the RPGT to a more appropriate time. - Star, 8/12/2009.
Another Mahathir in the making. Najib should spend the money on us not making a name for himself. With 9/11 still fresh in our minds, some people do not seem to worry. They think it can never happen here but are we God to know that? People like Mahathir after watching Avatar thinks the Americans had produced and directed 9/11. The truth is Mahathir always look down on people he cannot compete with.
What Mahathir is good at is producing drama like Sodomy 1 and had his prodigy continue with production Sodomy 2. As long as DSAI is alive we may even see Sodomy 3 and Sodomy 4.
Life is a cycle. As long as this G.O.D continues to fund and train terrorists, the bite can be fatal.
To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.
To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.
To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.
To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.
This G.O.D or rather Najib is too weak to transform himself but expects playing with words would do the job itself. A person who pays a huge sum of money our money RM20 million to an agency in fact is only interested in image branding nothing more. Nothing so far is from his heart. To him a good publicity is all he needed to manipulate us into thinking he is the right person for the job.
Such nice word but action is not what we see and experience. Crime rate has not gone down. In fact it has gone up 500%. Daily there are news of snatch thieves, illegal transfer of properties, incest and scams in my area Taman Maluri. Mind you these crimes are not committed by drug addicts or jobless people but people with connection with UMNO the party itself, the people with title and millionaire children.
Our transport system remain stagnant full to the brim with worms crawling around. I took a bus ride lately and did some counting on the amount of change not returned to passengers RM330. Fares are expected to be paid in the exact amount but if you do not have, sorry brother, do not expect any coins in return even though the drivers have a bagful of them. Taxis are a no, no unless you are desperate. From Maluri to Sungei Wang it is only a three minutes ride but the fare is always above RM8 but with traffic jam RM9.20 The meter has a smart mind of its own.
Education what can I say. We can complain till kingdom come about the teaching, heartless teachers and racial remarks, you think the top people priorities are there especially now that millions are given to schools to produce good results in exams more like producing robotic minds. What about the students welfare? But why worry when UMNO elite send their kids to private schools. No pressurelah.
APs for rice, flour, sugar and cars must continue to support certain elite. See how the government destroyed MAS to support Air Asia a foreign company.
The list is long, Najib can afford to play with his transformers. The people can go to hell.
Iskandar was one of the worst of Malaysia's sultans, a violent, often brutal and impulsive man who seemingly knew no bounds to his behaviour. He was lucky to be a sultan at all.
Malaysia has gone into mourning for the Sultan of Johor, Mahmud Iskandar Almarhum Sultan Ismail, who died Friday at 77. He was buried in an elaborate ceremony on Saturday. In Malaysia's oddball rotating kingship, which allows each of the country's nine sultans to wear the king's hat for five years, Iskandar became Malaysia's Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, or king, in 1984, relinquishing the title in 1989.
Najib Tun Razak, the prime minister, cut short a visit to India to extend his condolences and issue a statement: "On behalf of the government and people. I express sadness and extend condolences to Her Royal Highness Sultanah Zanariah and her children as well as the royal household on the demise of His Royal Highness the Sultan of Johor."
The massive Iskandar development project in Johor across from Singapore was named for him.
Muhyiddin Yassin, the deputy prime minister, said that Iskandar's death "is a big loss to the people of Johor, and also of Malaysia, because of his priceless contributions during his lifetime."
But it is difficult to see just what those priceless contributions were. Despite the encomiums, the Johor sultan embodied just about everything that was ill-starred about Malaysia's system of royalty.
Both The Star, owned by the Malaysian Chinese Association, and the New Straits Times, owned by the United Malays National Organisation, issued respectful obituaries. To most Malaysians, the New Straits Times said, "the Sultan will be remembered for his mercurial ways, as well as his inadvertent role in the constitutional crisis of 1993 which dramatically ended the legal immunity of the country's nine hereditary monarchs."
Iskandar's role was hardly inadvertent but it was certainly mercurial. In fact it was integral to it and it stemmed from his brutal beating, along with members of his staff, of a field hockey coach. And although the end of legal immunity was pushed through 17 years ago, today Malaysian royalty pretty much act any way they want without facing arrest. Several have left huge gambling debts in London casinos to be picked up by Malaysian state governments. Recently there have been incidents reported of fistfights between rival royals in Malaysian night clubs.
In recent months, in fact, UMNO, the country's leading political party, has led a charge to report to the police anyone who dares criticize the royalty. Several critics have been charged with sedition.
Iskandar was one of the worst of Malaysia's sultans, a violent, often brutal and impulsive man who seemingly knew no bounds to his behaviour. He was lucky to be a sultan at all. He was ignominiously dismissed as the Tunku Makhota, or prince regent of Johor, by his father, Sultan Ismail Ibrahim, in 1961 after he reportedly chained two policemen into a dog kennel for a day after they displeased him. He was later reported to have attacked a young couple with Mace after they allegedly offended him. In 1972, he was charged for Macing two men because their car had had overtaken his on the highway.
He regularly patrolled Johor roads with a red light and siren on the top of his Rolls Royce and a shotgun strapped to the dashboard, pulling over speeders and ordering them to perform enjut ketampi, the Malay term for squat jumps, until they fell over. Any driver who inadvertently passed the sultan's car on Johor's roads or obstructed him was subject to exorbitant fines. His staff was petrified by him. Once, at a diplomatic reception for example, he was seen to simply hold out his glass when it was empty and drop it as a terrified servant raced across the room to catch it before it shattered on the marble floor.
In 1971, he got into real trouble by shooting and killing a trespasser whom he took to be a smuggler walking near his private helicopter. He was charged with manslaughter but his father intervened, as the sultan did repeatedly at other times, and granted him a pardon despite his disapproval of his actions. Iskandar's family wasn't much better. His eldest son, Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, shot a man dead in a nightclub but was also pardoned.
There was considerable speculation in Kuala Lumpur that despite the fact that the kingship rotated on a set basis, his fellow sultans would block him because of his behaviour. But they elected him Agong in 1983. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad promptly fomented a constitutional crisis by ramrodding through a series of actions in the Dewan Rakyat, or Parliament, that removed the power of the royalty to veto legislation, along with closing other loopholes within the Malaysian constitution.
That didn't slow down the sultan much. In 1987, after he became the Agong, he allegedly clubbed a caddy to death at the Cameron Highlands golf club for laughing when the sultan missed a putt. He also was said to have maimed the caddy's brother, who suffered a mental breakdown from seeing the incident and had to be restrained in a mental hospital. Although the killing was given wide currency among Kuala Lumpur's political and social circles, Iskandar was never arrested. It remained out of the government-controlled press. It so distressed the retired Tunku Abdul Rahman, the country's first leader after independence, that he publicly condemned the assault without naming Iskandar. The Tunku, however, also pointed out that as a sultan, Iskandar was immune from prosecution. In 1992, following Iskandar's departure from the kingship, his son, Tunku Abdul Majid Idris, assaulted the goalkeeper of the Perak hockey team after Perak won a match with a penalty stroke. The goalkeeper lodged a police report against the son, who ultimately was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison. The charges were dropped on grounds of immunity. Later the sultan himself was involved in the other field hockey controversy that finally made Malaysia say enough. He called a local coach to his palace over a minor dispute. He and his bodyguards assaulted the coach, who had to seek medical attention for injuries to his face and body. The coach also filed charges. This time, the press reported on both incidents.
Despite the fact that the sultan had won Mahathir's approval by firing Mahathir's nemesis, Tun Salleh Abbas, the highly respected lord president of Malaysia's highest court, which brought an end to the independence of the country's judiciary, the assaults were enough for the prime minister. He led a campaign in the parliament to remove legal immunity from prosecution for the royalty that passed resoundingly.
Iskandar reportedly finally calmed down in later years, and lived a life largely out of the public prints. None of his misdeeds made the Malaysian press after his death. One blog cheerily said he would "always be remembered as Malaysia's unconventional King. He preferred to drive his own car or pilot his own helicopter. He also loved sports, especially golf and was not afraid to lose in a game."
Or a caddy. He was called "a King with the common touch."
Since Najib began his Premiership this would be the 13 death and the number is going up daily.
I would appreciate if someone will do a search at the number of death to MPs, Royalty and cronies of UMNO during the helm of Mahathir (22 years). Without a doubt Najib would win hands down against the old man.
Many are saying Mahathir should be next in line on Najib's death list since he is making an ass on himself with the Allah, 911 issue etc but I am more willing to bet that Pak Lah will be the one.
People should not hope, pray or wish for Mahathir death. It would be better for this old man to be alive to see for himself how Najib, Rosmah and UMNO destroy themselves this year.
For the past three months Najib and Rosmah have and are still going round the world to promote themselves through an agency with the price tag of RM20 million.
When the G.O.D screw the Chinese upside down, Najib and Rosmah went to China to ask for pardon. Then when churches were burnt they go to Saudi and Mecca to ask for forgiveness. When the authorities mistreat the Indians here they go to India to ask for more investments but not forgiveness. When Najib planned and screw PKR they rise the price for food to destroy the people's bravery.
Today we Malaysians are treated to high cost for food, utilities and transport. Double standard in justice. Biggest fraud and scam in billion ringgit so-called projects. Unfair allowance to certain cronies, in the name of sugar, rice, oil and car APs.
For the next two coming weeks MACC will have finish their task in destroying PKR's rule in Selangor and UMNO will be back sitting pretty in their grand Indonesia Palace. It will be an interesting play to watch how the Royal Household will behave and gain from this grab. Bets have already been placed that the Selangor Royalty will behave better since there are less mouths to feed than Perak.
So will all the praying and fasting help Rosie the first lady with no capital letters to have a stronger hold on us?
So will the little tiger with a big roar silent G.O.D and Rosie????????????
Was it a coincidence that the witchcraft articles were in the media as Rosmah was performing her Haj.
People like Rosmah are not sincere and cannot change. Rosmah is fifty plus. Would a person at that age, who has privileges and wealth compromise being sincere and honest?
From my experience the answer is no.
Let me tell you a little story.
I have been a receiver of bomoh charm from Mahani Daim since 1982 till today. I am not proud to say that it has not affected my life but each time I had hoped it would be the last. Mahani had secured over the years bomohs from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and India. These bomohs are not cheap but money is not an issue here.
Over the years many discussion were held with several ex and present staff of her husband’s who had knowledge and some were under her bomoh entrapment. Many were agreeable that Mahani should have succeeded in killing herself when she attempted suicide. Some are still praying she will die. But then Allah is great, sinners always live longer. Our sympathy goes out to Doris who suffered the most.
The recent article about witchcraft in the media is worth reading to understand better that no action can be taken against these witchcraft worshippers. To counter these charms are not easy, we can only pray and hope.
You can read the article dated 17th January 2010 New Sunday times.
A leader who not only gave permission but encouraged protest over the usage of Allah which was legally allowed by the court is now saying it is a minor aberration over the numerous attacks on Churches.
It will also be a minor aberration when we the people bury UMNO aberration to the ground in the coming election.
My opinion still stands that some people goes to Mecca for publicity and are not sincere in their hearts.
So how much did Najib had to pay for the Saudi award? Remember Mahathir had to pay a huge sum for a meeting with the Pope and others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Opposition are taking advantage on Nik Aziz's present situation. Opposition means the UMNO screw ups.
I started baking cakes when I was 9 years old and now my children are in bakery and French Crusine business. I may not be consider an expert in food industry but I can give British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay a run for his money.
I charge around RM65 to RM80 per kg for special occasion cakes like the above picture. For ordinary cakes like the ones found in cake shops around RM48 to RM75 per kg. Basically it depends on the ingredients, time and effort put into the cake.
I know of many home bakers who charges around RM800 for a 10 kg cake.
Many government departments have paid RM200 for a 2 kg cake for their many events.
So what is this noise I am hearing and reading over 6 cakes that weigh 10 kg each costing a total of RM3,900?
If I can recall correctly just last year in December 2009 Rosmah the bitch 10 kg birthday cake cost around RM2,000.
These screw ups should focus on cleaning their own homes before looking for dust in a desert.
The recent attack on Churches was not what Najib and Hishamoo wanted but it was close enough to stir hatred and suspicious among the people.
Najib by saying he cannot stop any protest against the decision of the Court to allow the Catholic to use the name of Allah is a positive sign that he wishes the small and narrow minded people would fight the other races like what happened in 13th May l969, thanks to his father Tun Razak. But then Najib forgot he is facing a new generation of people who are educated and have open their eyes to the many wrong done by UMNO leaders past and present. This generation of people no longer listen and obey but know what the UMNO leaders are up to. Had there being a riot of a sort, it was Najib's intention to impose a curfew and make sure that all the opposition leaders are put behind bars so that he can continue to screw this country up without obstacles and his wife Rosmah would be allowed to face the public without shame.
Failure to start such a riot, now Najib had donated RM500,000 to the Metro Tabernacle Church to relocate to Batu Caves. RM500,000 is not enough to buy a site and build a new church, Najib and Hishamoo should be make to cough up another RM1 mil. But the Church is generous.
Hishamoo and IGP Musa have given assurance that the police would be probing the church attacks.
But such assurance are mere words without action. History have shown our G.O.D and the police only probe petty and trivial issues like looking for Raja Petra and would shy away from high profile cases.
Meanwhile the BIGGEST BOSS Rosmah is sitting pretty knowing the public had forgotten she had murdered Altantuya. MACC had got their wish granted and it would be a long, long time before Dr Porntip is allowed to give evidence. Poor Kugan is again back to square one with nothing to show.
The premier said that the government cannot stop people from gathering at mosques tomorrow to protest over the Allah issue.
Hishamoo said he did not give the green light.
Behold there will be a big gathering of protesters in mosques tomorrow. What if there were to be another gathering of a different issue like the ISA at the same venue and time, would the police arrest everybody in sight or just the peace loving ISA protesters? Come in full force to see the working of double standard by our authorities.
Oh Gani Sack if "rank and file" can steal jet engines worth RM100 million and shipped it out without notice. Then you now had confirmed without a doubt our Sultans, ex and present Prime Ministers, ex and present Finance Ministers, BN politicians and the VVIP can and have stolen from us our assets and wealth worth billions of Ringgit while you were busy counting your sin money.
Remember the book "Mahathir Maverick" that Hishamoo is hiding?
Malaysians who have too much of free time and money are overzealous in righting a right that is so petty.
In the meantime we have buses and taxis which are overmanaged to the point of no return.
When our money are flying out by the plane load with the kind help of UMNO senior members without a care.
Jet engines that were never here in the first place, are been directed to Iran thanks to Najib and Rosmah, who needed the money to offset their crimes.
We begin the 1st day of the year with the death of Tok Mat and second with Paul. Continue with this trend is Allah's way of helping us get rid of pariahs since we have a Prime Minister who is weak and a wife who is a murderer, who was never our choice to lead this country in the first place.
What we need is a freaking typhoon to wipe off not only the letters at PWTC but the whole building with its elite members burnt to the ground.
My wish for the year, that these pariahs are wiped off from this earth for the coming General Election.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has filed a police report against Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand over her statement about the possibility that Teoh Beng Hock was murdered.
MACC officer Raub Ghani, who made the report in Shah Alam this morning, claimed Pornthip had leaked the contents of her autopsy report to “irrelevant parties” and was thus in contempt of court.
Now we can see how desperate the MACC is to ensure Dr Pornthip’s evidences cannot be allowed to surface. Like Altantuya’s murder case many evidences and the 4 persons who were directly involved in Teoh’s death escape the gallows.
The only way to the truth is to get rid of the present government. Do we have the will power to do just that?
First the good news that the Church can use the word Allah.
What boggles me how a man made word can create such malice hatred within our brothers? A word that is not patented by anyone or religion. Our politicians and religious men have shallow thoughts due to lack of proper upbringing and narrow mindedness. Now another new game is been created to counter this win. Spin, spin, spin to no end in sight.
Second the rise of 20 sen for sugar. Just after Deepavali sugar went up 60 sen a kilo and now another 20 sen added to it is way too much. Many non-believers thought I was lying when being told that essentials such as petrol, sugar, butter, cooking oil, rice, flour, milk,fresh produce and electricity will rise between 20 to 75 sen in January 2010. The present G.O.D is slick and slimy at getting their way. They know they can bull doze into rising essential goods beyond the reach of the poor and middle class, so that the people will beg and fight among themselves to survive. The G.O.D knows that to remain in power they have to make the people poor and dependence on it administration.
Third the AG, police and MACC playing politic with justice. Death like Altantuya, Kugan and Teoh are not murder but just a passing of gas. RM100 bil loss and money transferred out from this country by Mahathir himself is consider a noble act not a crime, PKFZ loss, Cattle project just a picture cutting scam, Formula 1 with questionable terms and conditions, missing jet engines, Unit trusts to scam our savings etc ... are part and parcel of tricks by aliens from outer space.
The people must demand and fight forcefully without mercy that all APs and soft loans without collateral to the elite members be STOP IMMEDIATELY in order to gain back our country from these crooks.