SABAH, once almost synonymous with despondency, has been rising from the ashes of gloom and murkiness. The nearly infamous GDP growth rate of 8 per cent that was termed a miracle more than once is not just where the story begins or ends. The dreadful past that saw this North Borneo state decelerating, deteriorating and degrading is hard to picture vis-à-vis the present Sabah.

Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman is increasingly seen as a reformer and renovator with sturdy administrative abilities. Today, the streets of Sabah resemble grace, as opposed to the crumbling hanging bridges and dilapidated highways and streets with no street lights a decade ago. An overwhelming thousands of kilometers of roads, more than hundreds of bridges, and a number of power plants including 12 IPP’s were constructed during Musa Aman’s tenure, including the Kimanis 1.5-Billion-Ringgit gas-fired plant the biggest IPP plant in Sabah – designed for 300MW – to address the power supply issue in the state is in its final stage of construction.

The enhanced transport facilities, especially the highways, have ensured normalcy with the journey time slashed to half. Real estate enjoyed a boom with several building projects taken up. Kota Kinabalu has now adapted itself to modernisation with newer shops and malls opening up and has evolved to become one of the most beautiful city in this parts of the world.

A sharp rise in cement inflow to the state shows the escalation and expansion of construction projects. Agricultural yields have been cited as a major growth factor and oil palm, which is the prime sector in Sabah, has been advantaged a great deal. New Palm oil mills has roped in private investments, and the 4.7-billion-ringgit Ammonia and Urea Plant in Sipitang will provide direct jobs to thousands, something that came as a boon to a state with one of the least employment opportunities. Today, more than 80,000 jobs has been created.

Under Musa Aman, the industrial scenario changed with several big projects being cleared for implementation. The saga has been threaded together with many such incredible deeds that include a massive 35 per cent growth in auto sales, which has a lot to do with the fact that the highways and boulevards are no longer abandoned after 10 pm, and that, in turn, is a direct consequence of terrific administration and governance. The improved law and order situation has been a major reason for this growth tale, and Musa Aman, the man behind it all, vouches for this.

Today no politician can openly challenge the state police; even Akjan the self-proclaimed 33rd Sultan of Sulu, an UMNO man who is strongly connected to both Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and Minister of Rural and Regional Development Shafie Apdal, was detained and remanded for seven days to facilitate police investigations on him being proclaimed Sulu Sultan in a private ceremony in Kg Likas. No gangsters, Ah Long, don or bandit can roam free after committing a crime and no mafia is given protection by the government. With heavy police patrolling, there is little scope for a criminal or illegals to dodge the claws of legal procedure and penalty. The Federal government has also done its part as it has been quick in filling the enormous number of vacancies in the police force, and what ensued was no surprise. With speedy trials, backlogs were cleared, and within a span of three years, thousands of illegals and criminals were convicted and deported. Bigwigs and VIPs, too, were not spared the customary legal bindings leading to a complete reversal of Sabah’s façade.

Crime rates has also plunged, and the number of kidnappings followed by demand of ransom, which was once thought to be the only vocation in the Eastcoast of Sabah, has plummeted drastically. The improved law and order situation did wonders as investors, convinced about the assurance of safety, have started to invest in Sabah. However, it is not the private sector that is credited with the honour of resurrecting the lost state; it is the state spending that did the job and this year the budget is the highest ever in the history of Sabah 4-Billion-Ringgit and the state having an accumulated reserve of 3-Billion-Ringgit.

During previous tenures, major portions of the allocated funds remained unused as a result of the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities concerned. Tourism plays a part in the economy undoubtedly. The number of tourists has gone up by 13.6% from about 2.5 million in 2010 to almost 2.8 million last year generating RM4.977 billion.

On the other hand, private educational institutions have come up and many unemployed graduates have been given temporary teachers job in schools, colleges and skill training institutions, as part of a major recruitment drive by the government. With changes to notions that were existent in the minds of people regarding Sabah, investors, and not criminals, are finding the state to be the land of prospects. Internet connectivity has improved a lot and internet cafes can be found even in remote areas, mobile service providers have cropped up, so has the pre-paid talk-time and broadband usage reportedly raised heavily. Banking firms are a healthier reality in Sabah today with some banks operating in even in remote areas of Sabah.

The health factor remains dim, despite efforts by the government; so is the poverty rate which remains high because of the presence of high number of illegals from across the border mainly from Southern Philippines, a chief contributor.

There is a need for more private venturing in order for Sabah to curb poverty. One of the jewels in the crown that the reformist Chief Minister wears is the piece of information that the Sabah Development Corridor, launched in 2008, has investment commitments exceeding RM63 billion, of which more than RM16 billion have been realised. Whatever it is, be it the enhanced law and order, improved roads, surging construction activities or the increasing investor faith, architect of revived Sabah Musa Aman needs to be spoken well of. After all, it is not for nothing that Prime Minister Najib showered praises on him.

The economic wonder has not sprung up from nowhere. Massive reorganization was undertaken and implemented. The one thing that Musa Aman propagated with the aim of Sabah’s betterment is ‘discipline’. Now the taxi driver says they are taking home more money since they are commuting passengers even after 10 pm.

It is a clear indication that Musa Aman has satisfied the people, something politicians are here for. There is a lot left to be done for Sabah’s development, along with the one big hurdle Sabah has to tackle — the growing “ILLEGALS with Malaysian Identity Cards” menace which is the Mother of All Problems in Sabah. Musa Aman’s ‘discipline’ would expectantly act as the panacea once again.

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  1. Hului says:

    Setiap usaha yang dilakukan akan dipastikan oleh pemimpin kita berjaya sepenuhnya. Begitu juga dengan masalah yang dihadapi oleh penduduk Sabah. Setiap masalah akan diambil perhatian dan akan diusahakan dibantu. Masalah sekarang kita ada kelewatan berhubung dengan apa-apa kelulusan yang semestinya mengikuti prosuder yang telah ditetapkan.

    Ini yang sering menyebabkan kelewatan berlaku dan menyebabkan penduduk sendiri tidak sabar untuk menunggunya dan pada masa yang sama juga dipermainkan dalam isu politik pembangkang. Isu ini sengaja dipermainkan sebenarnya sedangkan yang kita tahu kita sedang menunggu kelulusan dari pihak atasan. Maka kita perlulah faham akan perkara ini. sebelum kita mendengar dari mulut pembangkang sendiri.

    Datuk Musa Aman tetap tidak akan berputus asa untuk memastikan pembangunan di Sabah akan mencapai tahap yang diinginkan. Selagi Datuk Musa menjadi Ketua Menteri Sabah selagi itulah nasibrakyat Sabah terbela.

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  2. Besih Siaw says:

    The Malaysian Insider) – French authorities are probing if money from the Scorpene submarine sale may have been funnelled to Umno officials via a Hong Kong company owned by Abdul Razak Baginda and his father.
    Investigators believe that at least some of the €36 million (RM144 million) funnelled through Terasasi (Hong Kong) Ltd to Umno ended up in the pockets of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, The Asia Sentinel reported today.

    Najib was defence minister and deputy prime minister when the two submarines were purchased from Thales International or Thint Asia, which formed a joint-venture company Armaris with French defence giant DCNS to build the vessels.

    The two Armaris Scorpenes, named for the first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, and Najib’s father, Tun Abdul Razak, are on duty in Malaysian waters.

    Abdul Razak Baginda (picture), a former think-tank head who was at the centre of a 2006 investigation into the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu, is listed as a director of Terasasi with his father, Abdul Malim Baginda.

    The company was previously incorporated on June 28, 2002 as Kinabalu Advisory and Support Services Ltd, according to the Hong Kong Companies Registry.

    The Asia Sentinel reported that there was no indication of what Terasasi’s business is but French authorities say it received regular payments from Thint Asia.

    This included one payment of €360,000 accompanied with a handwritten note saying “Razak wants it to be paid quickly”.

    Magistrates have documents to show money was funnelled from Thint Asia to Terasasi, €3 million when Terasasi was domiciled in Malaysia and €33 million after its incorporation in Hong Kong. There is no indication where this money went.

    But French investigators theorise that it was part of €146 million that may have been funnelled to Umno officials and Najib, who as defence minister travelled with Abdul Razak Baginda several times to France to buy the submarines from DCNS.

    French authorities believe “it appears that… the amounts paid to Terasasi ultimately benefited Najib, the defence minister, or his adviser Razak Baginda”.

    Two years of investigation by French police into the sale of the two Armaris Scorpene submarines culminated recently with the appointment of investigating magistrates at the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance.

    The probe involves three contracts which were signed on June 5, 2002 and whether the French defence firms had violated OECD bribery conventions by paying Razak Baginda’s Perimekar Sdn Bhd millions in “commissions”.

    The contracts comprise €114 million Putrajaya paid to Perimekar, a “C5 contract of engineering business” between a DCNS subsidiary and Thint Asia worth some €30 million and a “consulting agreement” between Thint Asia and Terasasi.

    French magistrates will not be looking into Altantuya’s gruesome murder — which the opposition has persistently linked to Najib — as the killing does not appear to be connected to the scandal.

    Two of Najib’s bodyguards were sentenced to death in 2009 for shooting the Mongolian in the head and blowing up her body with plastic explosives in October 2006. They remain on death row awaiting appeal.

    Razak Baginda, Altantuya’s ex-lover, was charged with abetting the murder but was released without having to put up a defence. He left the country following the acquittal and now lives in Britain with his family.


    written by plato, April 07, 2012 16:02:37
    Must have prove.

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  3. Besih Siaw says:

    Illegal Immigrants Registration:Of course u dun believe it,so here to show proof !!!!! enough !

    Of course BN will never officially reveal the real reason why the 6P programs are adopted now, all these are for the coming election.

    Those perpetuators are traitors of Malaysia and should be jailed or worst – executed !
    Subject: Illegal Immigrants Registration:Of course u dun believe it,so here to show proof – enough !!!

    Forcing illegals to swear in Allah’s name to vote BN and to keep it a secret!!!!!!
    Written by Iskandar Dzulkarnain, Malaysia Chronicle
    Wanita PKR has said that it has proof that illegal immigrants registering with the Home Ministry’s 6P amnesty programme have been made to swear an oath that they and their families will vote for Barisan Nasional come polling day.
    Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin had brought to the party evidence in the form of a written statement requiring them to pledge allegiance to Umno and BN. The statement which reads:
    “Bismillahhirahmanirrahim. Wallahi Wabillahi Watawallahi. I (name) in the name of Allah pledge and promise to be loyal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Sultans and Malaysia. “I / my husband / my wife / my children will undividedly support and vote Umno / Barisan Nasional (BN). I will also continue to fight for Islam and the Malay race. My family and I promise to keep this SECRET, and if I break it I will pay the price.”
    Zuraida said the statement was obtained from 6P centres in either Sepang, Hulu Selangor or Shah Alam, but would not specify which to protect the whistleblowers. She also called on the Najib administration to put a stop to the 6P programme and conduct a high-level probe into the allegations to ensure that the amnesty drive does not violate the country’s sovereignty to ensure continuity of power for Umno and Barisan Nasional.
    Instant Bumi
    If there is any truth in the above allegations, then the BN government has sunk to new depths in their desperation to cling on to power. Not only is the above allegation highly treasonous it is also a slap in the face for Malaysians.
    Non-Malays in the country do not enjoy the “Bumiputra” status unlike their Malay and Muslim counterparts. However, if a Muslim immigrant is granted new citizenship, he is automatically given bumiputra status based on his Islamic beliefs.
    If this is allowed to go on at the expense of non-Malay Citizens in the country, it will be a big mockery to the tax-paying non-Malay citizens, and also the Bumiputras of this country, who have to share their ‘first-class’ status with that of immigrants. Already the number of ‘bumiputras’ in this country is more than the non-bumiputras, so there is not much sense in injecting more new bumiputras into the congested system.
    Furthermore, in this country, only Malaysians above 21 are allowed to vote, while in most other countries once a youth touches 18, he automatically becomes an adult with voting rights. Why is the BN government determined to keep our children from becoming full-fledged adults and denying them their full rights for a further 3 years?
    Malaysians residing overseas are not allowed to vote and neither are students studying overseas.
    Yet new citizens are automatically allowed to vote the minute their applications are approved. How can the Malaysian government say that it has the people’s interest at heart? New citizens should only be allowed voting rights after 5 years of residency. How can they be allowed to vote, since they have yet to learn of Malaysia’s history, culture, political and economic aspirations?
    Or can they? All they have to do is to pledge allegiance to the current Barisan National government. On top of that, they have to keep it a SECRET and to bear the consequences and pay the price if they break the oath.
    BN has gone too far this time
    It seems it is never enough for the BN. They have tried to divide the country along racial lines, but in the process, they have antagonized Malaysians with religious strife and now to cover their tracks, their new modus operandi is to get new immigrants to vote for them if Malaysians themselves refuse to support them.
    Day in and day out, rabble rouser NGOs goes around shattering the peace in the country by playing up race and religious conflicts, while on the other hand the BN is quietly registering more citizens with instant voting rights to join the swelling ranks of citizens in the country.
    Non-Malays feel that they are literally being pushed aside like rag dolls without any rights. How can such a thing be allowed to happen in such a fine country like Malaysia, when our leaders continue to swear allegiance – demi Agama, Raja dan Negara! (For Religion, King and Country)
    Government servants and politicians should spend one day at Times Square in Kuala Lumpur and watch the crowds of Malaysians mingling around. Look at their busy, happy faces. All of them have a future, focus and an ambition. These people are the future of this country and the bread and butter of the government. They are the tax payers that drive the engines of economic growth in this country.
    So many things happening in this country are caused by the greed of our politicians. There are so many good things going for Malaysia, but our government must spoil it by playing with fire. Haven’t their mums ever taught them that they can get burnt for playing with fire?
    Seriously, we need to screen new citizens closely. Especially if their applications were approved for the sole purpose of voting to help the BN cheat. Malaysians welcome bona fide new citizens who can contribute to the economy and well-being of this country.
    We simply must put a full stop to all this nonsense.

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  4. Besih Siaw says:

    I, Besih SL Siaw will lead the Besih march on 28.4,2012.
    Come to my office at 17th Floor,Wisma MCA,KL for free T shirts,
    Malaysia will go Bankrupt by 2019Confirmation By Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) That Malaysia Will Go Bankrupt By 2019 With Debt To GDP Ratio Of 100% Demonstrates The Importance Of Change Of Government At The Next General Elections For PR To Save Malaysia From BankruptcyMalaysia will become a fully indebted nation before the end of the decade at the current rate of massive borrowing and irresponsible spending by the BN Government.The Federal government debt to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratio has increased yearly from 53.1% in 2010, 53.8% in 2011 and 54.8% in 2012. This is extremely alarming and nearly touching the national debt ceiling of 55%.According to Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) fellow Mohd Ariff Abdul Kareem, if the Federal Government continues to borrow at the current rate, our debt to GDP ratio will be 100% of GDP by 2019!In absolute terms, Federal Government debt rose by 71% in 4 years to RM456 billion at end 2011 from RM266 billion at end 2007. At the same rate of expansion, our national debt will be RM780 billion by 2016, and RM1.3 trillion by 2020.Mohd Ariff also noted that what is more worrying is that our rate of borrowing is far outpacing our economic growth, so much so that he was quoted as saying, “If nothing is done to reverse the current trends in government expenditures and revenues, extrapolation suggests that Malaysia’s national debt will explode to 100 per cent of GDP by 2019.”This is extremely dangerous, and even more disastrous when coupled with statistics from Bank Negara’s Annual Report 2010, which revealed that Malaysia’s household debt at the end of 2010 was RM 581 billion or 76% of GDP, thus giving us the dubious honour of having the second-highest level of household debt in Asia, after South Korea. In addition, the Malaysian household debt service ratio stood at 47.8 per cent in 2010, meaning that nearly half of the average family’s income goes to repaying debts.Not only are Malaysians debt-laden, cost of goods are also skyrocketing while income and salaries have stagnated. While infant milk powder has risen by nearly 50% in recent times, other basic commodities have also gone up by leaps and bounds, such as:1. Sugar: RM1.45/kg (Jan 2010) to RM2.30 (May 2011) – 58% in 18 months.2. Eggs: B grade RM9/30eggs (sept 2010) RM10/30eggs (now).3. Electricity tariff: average increase of 7.12% in June 2011.4. The tarik and kopi susu: increase RM0.10 to RM0.20 (9.1% to 18.2%.5. Gardenia bread: 5%-14% hike (2011).6. Service tax increase 1%: additional RM720 million in taxes to Federal Government.7. Onions: price up 17% (Dec 2010).8. Milo: up 5% 1st half 2011; 4% 2nd half 2011.9. Nescafe: price went up further 6% in 2nd half 2011, when price is already >RM20 per 300gm10. Favorite food items like roti canai, char koay teow and nasi kandar have become smaller even portions at the same price.In contrast, Pakatan Rakyat-managed states have successfully managed their finances and not overburdened the people with debts. In fact, Penang managed to reduce state debt from RM630 million at 8 March 2008 to only RM30 million as at end of October 2011. This represents a debt reduction of 95% or RM600 million, which is the highest debt reduction of any state in Malaysia’s history!Clearly, Malaysians who wish to have a better life for themselves and their future generations must make a choice between a government that is spendthrift and that borrows irresponsibly without being able to make the pie grow bigger, or a government that is prudent and transparent that will put the concerns of the rakyat first.Confirmation By Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) That Malaysia Will Go Bankrupt By 2019 With Debt To GDP Ratio Of 100% Demonstrates The Importance Of Change Of Government At The Next General Elections For PR To Save Malaysia From Bankruptcy.LIM GUAN ENGDownload DAP app to your mobile at http://dapmobileapp.com/

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  5. Besih Siaw says:

    Subject: FW: 65 Reasons Why Barisan Nasional will be wiped out soon

    1. PKFZ RM12bill

    2. Submarine commission RM500mil

    3. Sime Darby RM964mil

    4. Paya Indah Westland RM88mil

    5. Posmalaysia (transmile) RM230mil lost

    6. Eurocopter deal RM1bil wasted?

    7. Terengganu Stadium Collapsed RM292mil

    8. MRR2 repair cost RM70mil

    9. Maybank Overpaid BII RM4bil

    10. Tourism -NYY kickback RM10mil

    11. 3 paintings bought by MAS¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¨C RM 1.5M

    12. Overpayment by Sport Ministry¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª- RM 8.4M

    13. London ‘s white elephant sports complex ¡ª- RM 70M

    14. MATRADE repairs ¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¨C RM 120M

    15. Cost of new plane used by PM¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¨C RM 200M

    16. InventQ irrecoverable debt ¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª- RM 228M

    17. Compensation for killing crooked bridge ¡ª¨C RM 257M

    18. Lost in selling Augusta ¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª RM 510M

    19. Worth of AP given out in a year ¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª RM 1.8B

    20. Submarines (future Muzium Negara artifacts)- RM 4.1B

    21. PSC Naval dockyard ¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª¡ª RM 6.75B

    22. The Bank Bumiputra twin scandals in the early 1980s saw US$1
    billion loss (RM3.2 billion in 2008 ringgit)

    23. The Maminco attempt to corner the world tin market in the 1980s
    is believed to have cost some US$500 million. (RM1.6 billion)

    24. Betting in foreign exchange futures cost Bank Negara Malaysia
    RM30 billion in the 1990s.

    25. Perwaja Steel resulted in losses of US$800 million (RM2.56 billion).

    26. Use of RM10 billion public funds in the Valuecap Sdn. Bhd.
    operation to shore up the stock market

    27. Banking scandal of RM700 million losses in Bank Islam

    28. The sale of M.V. Agusta by Proton for one Euro making a loss of
    €75.99 million (RM 348 million)
    Same as No:20?

    29. Wang Ehsan from oil royalty on Terengganu RM7.4 billion from 2004 ¨C 2007

    30. For the past 10 years since Philharmonic Orchestra
    was established, this orchestra has swallowed a total of RM500
    million.Hiring a kwai-lo CEO with salary of more than RM1 M per annum !

    31. In Advisors Fees, Mahathir was paid RM180,000, Shahrizat
    Abdul Jalil (women and social development affairs) RM404,726 and Abdul
    Hamid Othman (religious) RM549,675 per annum

    32. The government has spent a total of RM3.2 billion in teaching
    Maths and Science in English over the past five years. Out of the
    amount, the government paid a whopping RM2.21 billion for the purchase
    of information and computer technology (ICT) equipments which it is
    unable to give a breakdown. Govt paid more than RM6k per notebook vs
    per market price of less than RM3k through some new consortiums that
    setup just to transact the notebook deal. There was no math & science
    content for the teachers and the notebooks are all with the teachers’
    children now.

    33. The commission paid for purchase of jets and submarines to two
    private companies Perimeker Sdn Bhd and IMT Defence Sdn Bhd amounted
    to RM910 million.
    Expanding on No 2?

    37. RM300 million to compensate Gerbang Perdana for the RM1.1 billion”Crooked Scenic Half-Bridge”

    38. RM1.3 billion have been wasted building the white elephant Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities on cancellation ofthe Malaysia-Singapore scenic bridge

    39. RM 100 million on renovation of Parliament building and leaks

    40. National Astronaut Programme ¨C RM 40 million

    41. National Service Training Programme ¨C yearly an estimate of RM 500 million

    42. Eye of Malaysia ¨C RM 30 million and another RM5.7 million of free ticket

    43. RM 2.4 million on indelible ink

    44. Samy announced in September 2006 that the government paid
    compensation amounting to RM 38.5 billion to 20 highway companies.
    RM380 million windfalls for 9 toll concessionaires earned solely from
    the toll hike in 2008 alone.

    45. RM32 million timber export kickbacks involving companies
    connected to Sarawak Chief Minister and his family.

    46. Two bailouts of Malaysia Airline System RM7.9 billion. At a time
    when MAS incurring losses every year, RM1.55 million used to buy three
    paintings to decorate its chairman’s (Munir) office.
    Expanding on No:11

    47. Putra transport system bailout which cost RM4.486 billion.

    48. STAR-LRT bailout costing RM3.256 billion.

    49. National Sewerage System bailout costing RM192.54 million.

    50. Seremban-Port Dickson Highway bailout costing RM142 million.

    51. Kuching Prison bailout costing RM135 million.

    52. Kajian Makanan dan Gunaan Orang Islam bailout costing RM8.3 million.

    53. Le Tour de Langkawi bailout costing RM 3.5 Million.

    54. Wholesale distribution of tens of millions of shares in
    BursaMalaysia under guise of NEP to cronies, children and relatives of
    BN leaders and Ministers worth billions of ringgits.

    55. Alienation of tens of thousands of hectares of
    commercial lands and forestry concessions to children and relatives
    of BN leaders and Ministers worth tens of billions of ringgits.

    56. Since 1997, Petronas has handed out a staggering 30 billion
    ringgit in natural gas subsidies to IPPs who were making huge
    profits.In addition, there were much wastages and forward trading of
    Petronas oil in the 1990s based on the low price of oil then. Since
    the accounts of Petronas are for the eyes of Prime Minister only, we
    have absolutely no idea of the amount.

    57. RM5700 for a car jack worth RM50

    58. Government-owned vehicle consumed a tank of petrol worth RM113
    within a few minutes

    59. A pole platform that cost RM990 was bought for RM30,000

    60. A thumb drive that cost RM90 was bought for RM480

    61. A cabinet that cost RM1,500 was bought for RM13,500

    62. A flashlight that cost RM35 was bought for RM143

    63. Expenses for 1 Malaysia campaign paid to APCO?

    64. RM17 billion subsidy to IPP

    65. USD24 million diamond ring for Ro$mah — cancellation of order
    — how much compensation???

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  6. Besih Siaw says:

    To all Malaysians,
    From: Besih Lewyar SL Siaw, 17th Floor Wisma MCA,Jalan Ampang,KL>
    If some of you have missed the Statutory Declaration of P Balasubramaniam done in 2008, below is the full text of it. He withdrew it the next day and then disappeared from Malaysia. Now the French Police is questioning him regarding the investigation initiated by SUARAM in France.

    SO MUCH FOR SWEARING ON THE KORAN THAT HE (Najib) DID NOT KNOW THE MONGOLIAN LADY. God takes an oath seriously regardless whether you are a believer or not. THE SECRETS ARE NO LONGER CONTAINABLE

    Amid talk that Malaysian police have warned the press not to make any contact with him, private investigator P Balasubramaniam spent a marathon session debriefing French investigators in Paris on what he knows of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s role in the purchase of two high-cost submarines in 2002. “I was told that the Malaysian police warned the editors not to have direct communication with Bala or else they could be arrested,” PKR strategic director Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle. Indeed, Bala, a former Special Branch detective, may hold key information that could incriminate the Malaysian leader, his wife, Rosmah Mansor, their friend Razak Baginda and a murdered Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu in the French corruption probe.

    Bala is the first Malaysian witness to be called to give his statement to Parisian police. Accompanied by his lawyer, Manjit Singh Dhillon, he went for his 2pm meeting with them at the Direction Centrale de la Police in Nanterre Prefecture. However, until 6pm Paris time, when most offices have closed for the day, Bala was inside the Direction Centrale giving his statement. All eyes are now on what had transpired during those long hours. His lawyer is expected to issue a press statement later in the day. “Of course, we are all anxious to know what Bala was asked and what the French police told him. I think most Malaysians are eager for some justice to be done,” Tian said.

    Intimidation and suppression

    To an extent, the Malaysian premier has himself to blame for the increasing feelings of discontent and distrust amongst the citizenry and within his own Umno party. Pundits say he may have overplayed his hand by slapping on an unofficial blackout and using intimidating tactics to scare off the media and political critics from the episode. Najib’s credibility wore thinner when the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission – which answers directly to him – swerved at the 11th hour from a London appointment to record Bala’s statement last week. “You may have noticed the sharp counter-attacks that Najib, some of the Umno leaders and the police have launched against Pakatan leaders, like Anwar Ibrahim, Tian and Chegu Bard in the past week. They are trying very hard to deflect attention from the case, even to the extent of giving the impression that snap elections are at the doorstep,”

    PKR vice president Sivarasa Rasiah told Malaysia Chronicle. The French investigation comes about following a complaint lodged by Malaysian civil rights group SUARAM. The NGO has said it had no choice but to take its case on behalf of Malaysian taxpayers to France because of Najib’s stubborn refusal to initiate any inquiry on allegations that DCNS, the vendor of the Scorpene submarines, had paid Baginda a kickback of 114 million euros or RM570 million for closing the deal. No longer containable. It is believed that the contract inked between the Malaysian defense ministry and the French firm contained an anti-corruption clause that makes it illegal to pay any commission or form of kickback to secure the deal. This provides the basis for the French probe as DCNS is one of their biggest companies. On the Malaysian side, Najib was the defense minister at that time and had sanctioned the acquisition. Bala was hired by Baginda in 2006 to stop Altantuya from blackmailing Baginda for her US$500,000 share of the commission. If there is sufficient evidence, France may prosecute the wrongdoers although it may not have jurisdiction on the Malaysian personalities involved. Nevertheless, SUARAM has urged French prosecutors to make public all their findings so that Malaysian authorities can also take action at home. The Malaysian government or navy may also sue DCNS for recovery of the commission if the French probe finds that the firm did violate the anti-corruption clause. Whether the Najib administration will allow this to happen is already a ‘hot’ debate amongst the people, but it is unlikely that Malaysian taxpayers would let him sweep the matter under the carpet any more.

    In a statutory declaration made in 2008 (see below), Bala listed down explosive information given to him by Razak during the course of his work. It is believed that this information will form the heart of his testimony to the French team.

    Below is the statutory declaration Bala lodged in 2008>> STATUTORY DECLARATION

    I, Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal a Malaysian Citizen of full age and
    residing at [deleted] do solemly and sincerely declare as follows :-

    1. I have been a police officer with the Royal Malaysian Police Force
    having jointed as a constable in 1981 attached to the Police Field Force. I was then promoted to the rank of lance Corporal and finally resigned from the Police Force in 1998 when I was with the Special Branch.

    2. I have been working as a free lance Private Investigator since I
    left the Police Force.

    3. Sometime in June or July 2006, I was employed by Abdul Razak
    Baginda for a period of 10 days to look after him at his office at the
    Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang between the hours of 8.00 a.m. to
    5.00 p.m each working day as apparently he was experiencing
    disturbances from a third party.

    4. I resigned from this job after 2 ½ days as I was not receiving any
    proper instructions.

    5. I was however re-employed by Abdul Razak Baginda on the 05-10-2006 as he had apparently received a harassing phone call from a Chinese man calling himself ASP Tan who had threatened him to pay his debts. I later found out this gentleman was in fact a private investigator called Ang who was employed by a Mongolian woman called Altantuya Shaaribuu.

    6. Abdul Razak Baginda was concerned that a person by the name of Altantuya Shaaribuu, a Mongolian woman, was behind this threat and
    that she would be arriving in Malaysia very soon to try and contact
    him.

    7. Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that he was concerned by this as he
    had been advised that Altantuya Shaaribuu had been given some powers by a Mongolian ‘bomoh’ and that he could never look her in the face because of this.

    8. When I enquired as to who this Mongolian woman was, Abdul Razak
    Baginda informed me that she was a friend of his who had been introduced to him by a VIP and who asked him to look after her
    financially.

    9. I advised him to lodge a police report concerning the threatening
    phone call he had received from the Chinese man known as ASP Tan but
    he refused to do so as he informed me there were some high profile
    people involved.

    10. Abdul Razak Baginda further told me that Altantuya Shaaribuu was a
    great liar and good in convincing people. She was supposed to have
    been very demanding financially and that he had even financed a
    property for her in Mongolia .

    11. Abdul Razak Baginda then let me listen to some voice messages on
    his handphone asking him to pay what was due otherwise he would be
    harmed and his daughter harassed.

    12. I was therefore supposed to protect his daughter Rowena as well.

    13. On the 09.10.2006 I received a phone call from Abdul Razak Baginda at about 9.30 a.m. informing me that Altantuya was in his office and he wanted me there immediately. As I was in the midst of a surveillance, I sent my assistant Suras to Abdul Razak Baginda’s
    office and I followed a little later. Suras managed to control the
    situation and had persuaded Altantuya and her two friends to leave the premises. However Altantuya left a note written on some Hotel Malaya note paper, in English, asking Abdul Razak Baginda to call her on her handphone (number given) and wrote down her room number as well.

    14. Altantuya had introduced herself to Suras as ‘Aminah’ and had
    informed Suras she was there to see her boyfriend Abdul Razak Baginda.

    15. These 3 Mongolian girls however returned to Abdul Razak Baginda’s
    office at the Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang again, the next day at
    about 12.00 noon. They did not enter the building but again informed
    Suras that they wanted to meet Aminah’s boyfriend, Abdul Razak
    Baginda.

    16. On the 11.10.2006, Aminah returned to Abdul Razak Baginda’s office on her own and gave me a note to pass to him, which I did. Abdul Razak Baginda showed me the note which basically asked him to call her
    urgently.

    17. I suggested to Abdul Razak Baginda that perhaps it may be wise to arrange for Aminah to be arrested if she harassed him further, but he
    declined as he felt she would have to return to Mongolia as soon as her cash ran out.

    18. In the meantime I had arranged for Suras to perform surveillance
    on Hotel Malaya to monitor the movements of these 3 Mongolian girls, but they recognized him. Apparently they become friends with Suras after that and he ended up spending a few nights in their hotel room.

    19. When Abdul Razak Baginda discovered Suras was becoming close to Aminah he asked me to pull him out from Hotel Malaya.

    20. On the 14.10.2006, Aminah turned up at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house in Damansara Heights when I was not there. Abdul Razak Baginda called me on my handphone to inform me of this so I rushed back to his house. As I arrived, I noticed Aminah outside the front gates shouting “Razak, bastard, come out from the house”. I tried to calm her down but couldn’t so I called the police who arrived in 2 patrol cars. I
    explained the situation to the police, who took her away to the Brickfields police station.

    21. I followed the patrol cars to Brickfields police station in a taxi. I called Abdul Razak Baginda and his lawyer Dirren to lodge a police report but they refused.

    22. When I was at the Brickfields police station, Aminah’s own Private
    Investigator, one Mr. Ang arrived and we had a discussion. I was told
    to deliver a demand to Abdul Razak Baginda for USD$500,000.00 and 3
    tickets to Mongolia , apparently as commission owed to Aminah from a
    deal in Paris .

    23. As Aminah had calmed down at this stage, a policewoman at the
    Brickfields police station advised me to leave and settle the matter amicably.

    24. I duly informed Abdul Razak Baginda of the demands Aminah had made and told him I was disappointed that no one wanted to back me up in lodging a police report. We had a long discussion about the situation when I expressed a desire to pull out of this assignment.

    25. During this discussion and in an attempt to persuade me to continue my employment with him, Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that
    :-

    25.1 He had been introduced to Aminah by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a diamond exhibition in Singapore .

    25.2 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak informed Abdul Razak Baginda that he had a sexual relationship with Aminah and that [deleted out of respect to the family of the deceased].

    25.3 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wanted Abdul Razak Baginda to look
    after Aminah as he did not want her to harass him since he was now the
    Deputy Prime Minister.

    25.4 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Abdul Razak Baginda and Aminah had all been together at a dinner in Paris .

    25.5 Aminah wanted money from him as she felt she was entitled to a
    USD$500,000.00 commission on a submarine deal she assisted with in
    Paris .

    26. On the 19.10.2006, I arrived at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house in
    Damansara Heights to begin my night duty. I had parked my car outside as usual. I saw a yellow proton perdana taxi pass by with 3 ladies inside, one of whom was Aminah. The taxi did a U-turn and stopped in front of the house where these ladies rolled down the window and wished me ‘Happy Deepavali’. The taxi then left.

    27. About 20 minutes later the taxi returned with only Aminah in it.
    She got out of the taxi and walked towards me and started talking to
    me. I sent an SMS to Abdul Razak Baginda informing him “Aminah was here”. I received an SMS from Razak instructing me “To delay her until my man comes”.

    28. Whist I was talking to Aminah, she informed me of the following :-

    28.1 That she met Abdul Razak Baginda in Singapore with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

    28.2 That she had also met Abdul Razak Baginda and Datuk Seri Najib
    Tun Razak at a dinner in Paris .

    28.3 That she was promised a sum of USD$500,000.00 as commission for
    assisting in a Submarine deal in Paris .

    28.4 That Abdul Razak Baginda had bought her a house in Mongolia but
    her brother had refinanced it and she needed money to redeem it.

    28.5 That her mother was ill and she needed money to pay for her treatment.

    28.6 That Abdul Razak Baginda had married her in Korea as her mother
    is Korean whilst her father was a Mongolian/Chinese mix.

    28.7 That if I wouldn’t allow her to see Abdul Razak Baginda, would I
    be able to arrange for her to see Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

    29. After talking to Aminah for about 15 minutes, a red proton aeroback arrived with a woman and two men. I now know the woman to be Lance Corporal Rohaniza and the men, Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azahar.
    They were all in plain clothes. Azilah walked towards me while the other two stayed in the car.

    30. Azilah asked me whether the woman was Aminah and I said ‘Yes’. He then walked off and made a few calls on his handphone. After 10
    minutes another vehicle, a blue proton saga, driven by a Malay man,
    passed by slowly. The driver’s window had been wound down and the driver was looking at us.

    31. Azilah then informed me they would be taking Aminah away. I
    informed Aminah they were arresting her. The other two persons then
    got out of the red proton and exchanged seats so that Lance Corporal Rohaniza and Aminah were in the back while the two men were in the front. They drove off and that is the last I ever saw of Aminah.

    32. Abdul Razak Baginda was not at home when all this occurred.

    33. After the 19.10.2006, I continued to work for Abdul Razak Baginda
    at his house in Damansara Heights from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. the next
    morning, as he had been receiving threatening text messages from a
    woman called ‘Amy’ who was apparently ‘Aminah’s’ cousin in Mongolia.

    34. On the night of the 20.10.2006, both of Aminah’s girl friends
    turned up at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house enquiring where Aminah was. I informed them she had been arrested the night before.

    35. A couple of nights later, these two Mongolian girls, Mr. Ang and
    another Mongolian girl called ‘Amy’ turned up at Abdul Razak Baginda’s
    house looking for Aminah as they appeared to be convinced she was
    being held in the house.

    36. A commotion began so I called the police who arrived shortly
    thereafter in a patrol car. Another patrol car arrived a short while
    later in which was the investigating officer from the Dang Wangi
    Police Station who was in charge of the missing persons report lodged
    by one of the Mongolians girls, I believe was Amy.

    37. I called Abdul Razak Baginda who was at home to inform him of the events taking place at his front gate. He then called DSP Musa Safri
    and called me back informing me that Musa Safri would be calling
    handphone and I was to pass the phone to the Inspector from Dang Wangi Police Station.

    38. I then received a call on my handphone from Musa Safri and duly handed the phone to the Dang Wangi Inspector. The conversation lasted 3 – 4 minutes after which he told the girls to disperse and to go to
    see him the next day.

    39. On or about the 24.10.2006, Abdul Razak Baginda instructed me to accompany him to the Brickfields police station as he had been advised
    to lodge a police report about the harassment he was receiving from
    these Mongolian girls.

    40. Before this, Amy had sent me an SMS informing me she was going to
    Thailand to lodge a report with the Mongolian consulate there regarding Aminah’s disappearance. Apparently she had sent the same SMS to Abdul Razak Baginda. This is why he told me he had been advised to lodge a police report.

    41. Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that DPS Musa Safri had introduced him to one DSP Idris, the head of the Criminal division, Brickfields police station, and that Idris had referred him to ASP Tonny.

    42. When Abdul Razak Baginda had lodged his police report at
    Brickfields police station, in front of ASP Tonny, he was asked to
    make a statement but he refused as he said he was leaving for overseas. He did however promise to prepare a statement and hand ASP Tonny a thumb drive. I know that this was not done as ASP Tonny told me.

    > 43. However ASP Tonny asked me the next day to provide my statement
    > instead and so I did.
    >
    > 44. I stopped working for Abdul Razak Baginda on the 26.10.2006 as
    this was the day he left for Hong Kong on his own.

    45. In mid November 2006, I received a phone call from ASP Tonny from
    the IPK Jalan Hang Tuah asking me to see him regarding Aminah’s case.
    When I arrived there I was immediately arrested under S.506 of the Penal Code for Criminal intimidation.

    46. I was then placed in the lock up and remanded for 5 days. On the
    third day I was released on police bail.

    47. At the end of November 2006, the D9 department of the IPK sent a
    detective to my house to escort me to the IPK Jalan Hang Tuah. When I
    arrived, I was told I was being arrested under S.302 of the Penal Code for murder. I was put in the lock up and remanded for 7 days.

    48. I was transported to Bukit Aman where I was interrogated and
    questioned about an SMS I had received from Abdul Razak Baginda on the 19.10.2006 which read “delay her until my man arrives”. They had
    apparently retrieved this message from Abdul Razak Baginda’s handphone.

    49. They then proceeded to record my statement from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00
    p.m. everyday for 7 consecutive days. I told them all I knew including
    everything Abdul Razak Baginda and Aminah had told me about their
    relationships with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak but when I came to sign
    my statement, these details had been left out.

    50. I have given evidence in the trial of Azilah, Sirul and Abdul Razak Baginda at the Shah Alam High Court. The prosecutor did not ask
    me any questions in respect of Aminah’s relationship with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak or of the phone call I received from DSP Musa Safri,
    whom I believe was the ADC for Datuk Seri Najib Razak and/or his wife.

    51. On the day Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested, I was with him at his
    lawyers office at 6.30 a.m. Abdul Razak Baginda informed us that he
    had sent Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak an SMS the evening before as he
    refused to believe he was to be arrested, but had not received a
    response.

    52. Shortly thereafter, at about 7.30 a.m., Abdul Razak Baginda
    received an SMS from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and showed this
    message to both myself and his lawyer. This message read as follows :-
    “ I am seeing IGP at 11.00 a.m. today …… matter will be solved … be cool”.

    53. I have been made to understand that Abdul Razak Baginda was
    arrested the same morning at his office in the Bangunan Getah Asli,
    Jalan Ampang.

    54. The purpose of this Statutory declaration is to :-

    54.1 State my disappointment at the standard of investigations
    conducted by the authorities into the circumstances surrounding the
    murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.

    54.2 Bring to the notice of the relevant authorities the strong
    possibility that there are individuals other than the 3 accused who
    must have played a role in the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.

    54.3 Persuade the relevant authorities to reopen their investigations into this case immediately so that any fresh evidence may be presented
    to the Court prior to submissions at the end of the prosecutions case.

    54.4 Emphasize the fact that having been a member of the Royal
    Malaysian Police Force for 17 years I am absolutely certain no police
    officer would shoot someone in the head and blow up their body without
    receiving specific instructions from their superiors first.

    54.5. Express my concern that should the defence not be called in the
    said murder trial, the accused, Azilah and Sirul will not have to swear on oath and testify as to the instructions they received and from whom they were given.

    55. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declaration Act 1960.

    SUBCRIBED and solemnly )

    declared by the abovenamed )

    Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal ]

    this day of 2008 )

    Before me,

    ………………………………….

    Commissioner for Oath
    Kuala Lumpur

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  7. antap says:

    semoga lebih byk lagi sumbangan akan diberikan kepada pembangunan Sabah.

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  8. antap says:

    byk diusahakan Musa dalam memajukan Sabah sehingga berjaya memujuk Persekutuan untuk memberi peruntukan terbesar sebanyak 4 billion kepada Sabah.

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  9. Anonymous says:

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  10. Green Sabah says:

    The people will make their choice be known during the next general elections as to who is the best man to continue to lead Sabah.

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  11. Green Sabah says:

    Musa Aman’s achievement has gotten the support from many local leaders such as Rahman Dahlan, Pairin kitingan, Ramli Ismail and also Shafie Apdal.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Ketua Menteri Musa Aman has done much for Sabah and we want him to continue.

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