TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

BLAIR AND THE CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE 477

I feel sad that after a very well attended Press Conference (see picture) chaired by me as Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Perdana Global Peace Organisation to condemn the visit of the war criminal Tony Blair, almost nothing has appeared in the print and electronic media in this country. It looks as if Malaysia supports ...

PULAU BATU PUTIH AND TERRITORIAL WATERS 379

(Versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. We had expected the International Court of Justice to declare that Pulau Batu Putih is ours, together with South Ledge and Middle Rocks. 2. But the decision of the Court left me flabbergasted. On the one hand Pulau Batu Putih which is nearer Malaysia and very much ...

ANTI-CORRUPTION 348

1. ACA, or Anti-Corruption Agency is now willing to investigate possible corruption based on newspaper reports. 2. It is now doing just that with regard to the huge bill for maintenance of Proton Perdana official cars used by the Terengganu Government. 3. This has prompted the Terengganu Menteri Besar to question why the very costly ...

THE COUNTRY WE LOVE 596

1. When we became independent in 1957 nobody gave us much of a chance to make any progress beyond what had been achieved under the British. 2. I myself at that time thought that the only difference independence would make would be Malaysians would take over the administration of the country from the British. Nothing ...

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 ...