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PERALIHAN KUASA 661

1. Akhirnya Majlis Tertinggi UMNO dan UMNO keseluruhannya terpaksa akur akan kehendak Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebagai Presiden supaya peralihan kuasa diadakan pada Mac 2009. 2. Tiga bulan bukanlah satu jangka masa yang panjang tetapi dalam politik UMNO dan negara sekarang banyaklah kerja-kerja pemulihan parti yang akan terganggu kerana penangguhan yang tidak berasas ini. ...

ZAID IBRAHIM DAN BAYARAN EX-GRATIA 579

1. Saya bersetuju dengan Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, bekas (mantan) Menteri Undang-undang de fakto bahawa bayaran ex-gratia RM5 juta adalah bersesuaian jika dibanding dengan pendapatan peguam terkemuka di negara ini yang mencecah RM2 juta setahun. 2. Bahawa peguam terkemuka di Malaysia mendapat RM2 juta setahun amat memberangsangkan saya. Jelas sekali saya telah pilih karier yang salah ...

SIEW SIN ON SINO MALAY RELATIONS 492

Going through some old documents I came across this record of a speech by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Enche (sic) Tan Siew Sin, at the Delegates’ Conference of the Hokkien Association of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on 22nd May 1965. It is too long a speech to be reproduced in full. I will therefore ...

Snippets 476

PAYOUT FOR JUDGES 1. Now we know how much has been paid out to the judges. 2. It is not bad at all. The Government must have plenty of money to give away for something that the Government says is not an admission of guilt and does not merit an apology. This generous act is ...

Snippets – Former Secretary General Acquitted & Economic Headlines 162

FORMER SECRETARY-GENERAL ACQUITTED 1. Can I say how glad I am that Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Muhammad has been acquitted of the charge of abetment in committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) and of cheating involving RM9 million. 2. I remember how shocked I was that this senior civil servant whom I know very well ...

CONGRATULATIONS OBAMA 389

1. I would like to add my congratulations to the millions that Barack Obama must have received for his great victory for the Presidency of the United States of America. 2. Only a few years ago I thought it was impossible for a black man to become President of white United States, the country where ...

Snippets 186

RAYA OPEN HOUSE 1. I would like to share with all the visitors to my blog my open house experience this raya. 2. All are heart warming and belies the popular belief that the races in Malaysia are antagonistic towards each other. From the large number of Chinese and Indians attending the raya open houses, ...

DINAR EMAS 310

1. Ramai juga yang bertanya berkenaan Dinar Emas termasuk juga BBC yang mengadakan wawancara dengan saya baru-baru ini. 2. Apa yang sudah jadi kenyataan yang tidak lagi dapat dinafi oleh negara-negara di dunia ialah sistem kewangan yang ada sekarang sudah gagal untuk diguna dalam ekonomi dan dagangan baik dalam negeri atau antarabangsa. 3. Keputusan Bretton-Woods ...

Snippets 504

INTERVIEW 1. I was interviewed by the BBC on the current financial turmoil and over management of the currency crisis in 1997 – 98. 2. I was amused when he attributed the pegging and the elimination of CLOB (Central Limit Order Book) to Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim. I asked him whether he was given this ...

TINGKAT EMPAT NAJIB? 693

1. Satu inovasi yang diperkenalkan oleh Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi apabila sahaja dia menjadi Perdana Menteri ialah penubuhan satu badan penasihat khas yang dianggotai oleh menantu, anak dan kawan-kawan muda mereka. Kononnya mereka ini bijak dan pandai lebih daripada orang yang lebih tua dan berpengalaman. Pendapat mereka ini lebih dipercayai oleh Abdullah daripada Kabinet ...