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SIAPA LANTIK ABDULLAH 861

Tiap kali saya kritik Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebagai Perdana Menteri ada sahaja orang yang secara sinis berkata, “Awak yang lantik dia”. Ya, saya mengaku salah. Saya mengaku yang saya lantik Dato Seri Abdullah sebagai pengganti saya. Tetapi ahli UMNO juga pilih Dato Seri Abdullah.

MONEY – MORE WASTE AND LOSSES 718

The Government of Dato Seri Abdullah Badawi has lost billions of Ringgit by cancelling the bridge project to replace the causeway, postponing the double-tracking and electrification of the North-South railway and the sale of M.V. Agusta by Proton. The Government had also wasted money – RM2 billion in Terengganu. Thinking that he had the right ...

Snippets – Reducing the burden 412

Recently the Star reported “Budget to help reduce burden”. The burden is of course the high cost (40 per cent increase) of oil which has triggered off an inflationary process with increases in the cost of everything. Since the withdrawal of Government subsidy for oil and the resultant “burden” on the people the Government has ...

SALE OF AGUSTA BY PROTON 460

(versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. I must admit I have only a minute knowledge of company accounting. But I do know that creative accounting can make losses appear in the books as profit. 2. Whether the cost is sunk or not it still involves a cost in terms of real money (not ...

THE ANWAR DEBATE 392

(versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. I must congratulate the Government of Dato’ Seri Abdullah Badawi for allowing the debate between the Opposition and the Government, specifically between Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Dato Shabery Cheek. 2. It was not an even match. Shabery is far too inexperienced in a field that Anwar ...

PROTON AND THE SALE OF M.V. AGUSTA 347

It is shocking to still hear that Proton made a profit by selling M.V. Agusta which it bought for 70 million Euro and sold for one Euro. The buyer, Gevi Spa did take over the debt of M.V. Agusta but Proton’s share of the debt is 57 per cent i.e. 57 per cent of the ...

Snippets – Kalau Kurang Percaya 343

From The Times July 12, 2008 Harley-Davidson drives to snap up MV Augusta http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/engineering/article4319192.ece  It’s 99 sen now! I have been told the promotion for the 9 sen bus fare between Kuala Lumpur and the KLIA Low Cost Carrier Terminal had ended on July 8 with 26,000 seats sold. However, the same bus company is ...

Snippets – Birthday, Road Transport, Blocks & M.V. Agusta 600

Birthday 1. I would like to thank everyone for the Birthday Greetings on my 83rd Birthday. It is very heartwarming that so many know about my real birthday and remember to send greetings. 2. My official birthday is 20th December 1925. My father registered that date for all his sons so that there would be ...

PERALIHAN KEPIMPINAN 504

Saya percaya ramai daripada ahli UMNO dan orang ramai juga berasa lega apabila Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mengisytiharkan yang dianya akan letak jawatan sebagai Presiden UMNO dan Perdana Menteri pada Jun 2010. Pengisytiharannya di hadapan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO dari seluruh Negara disambut dengan tepukan gemuruh.  Dia juga memilih Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak sebagai penggantinya. ...

THE MALAYSIAN SOCIAL CONTRACT 653

(Versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. Before there was Malaya and Malaysia the peninsular was known as Tanah Melayu, or Malay Land. 2. Saying this alone would result in accusations of being racist. 3. But I need to go back in history if I am going to be able to explain about Malaysia’s ...