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Monday, 31 March 2008

MENANGANI MASALAH KENAIKAN HARGA BARANG DAN INFLASI DUNIA

MENANGANI MASALAH KENAIKAN HARGA BARANG DAN INFLASI DUNIA

Oleh : Ahmad Syah Ejaz Bin Hj. Ismail

Di dalam suasana ekonomi dunia yang berubah-ubah dan tidak menentu, golongan peniaga dan pengguna di seluruh dunia merasai kesan kemelesetan ekonomi global dan kenaikan harga barang-barang keperluan harian yang sedang berlaku. Di tambah lagi dengan masalah pengurangan nilai matawang dollar Amerika Syarikat yang berlaku dengan kadar yang cepat, ini menambahkan lagi masalah kenaikan harga barang apabila negara kita banyak mengimport barang-barang keperluan daripada negara-negara jiran menggunakan matawang dollar.

Kesan dan kadar inflasi yang tinggi ini memberikan impak negatif kepada pengguna di Malaysia terutamanya apabila masalah inflasi ini menyumbang kepada kenaikan harga barang-barang keperluan harian seperti gula, minyak masak, dan tepung. Inflasi ini juga menyumbang kepada masalah ekonomi sampingan seperti penyeludupan dan penyorokan produk keperluan harian di pasaran.

Kenaikan harga minyak

Tidak dapat dinafikan antara faktor utama yang menyumbang kepada kadar inflasi yang tinggi di Malaysia adalah kenaikan harga minyak mentah di pasaran dunia. Walau bagaimanapun saya berpendapat faktor ini bukan penyumbang utama kepada masalah inflasi yang berlaku ke atas barang-barang perlu di Malaysia. Faktor kenaikan harga minyak mentah merupakan hanya antara faktor sampingan yang menyumbang kepada masalah inflasi yang berlaku. Walaupun kenaikan harga minyak mentah dunia naik secara mendadak, kesan kenaikan tersebut sebenarnya masih lagi diserap oleh pihak kerajaan dengan subsidi petroleum bernilai 2.1 billion setiap bulan sedangkan trend kenaikan harga barang keperluan harian naik mengikut keperluan dan kehendak pengguna di pasaran.

Umum mengetahui kadar kenaikan harga minyak mentah yang tinggi terpaksa ditanggung oleh semua lapisan peniaga dan pengguna di Malaysia berbanding pada tahun 80an dan 90an. Penggunaan sumber bahan api berasaskan petroleum masih lagi merupakan sumber tenaga yang efisien dan menjimatkan berbanding sumber tenaga alternatif yang ternyata lebih mahal untuk dibangunkan dan digunakan seperti sumber tenaga berasaskan bahan makanan dari jagung, minyak sawit dan sebagainya. Malah, penggunaan sumber tenaga alternatif seperti ini akan menambahkan lagi masalah inflasi dengan meningkatkan harga barang-barang makanan pada kadar yang terlampau tinggi dan tidak dapat ditampung oleh semua pihak.

Dasar pasaran bebas

Negara kita mengamalkan dasar ekonomi terbuka dengan memegang kepada prinsip keterbukaan pasaran dalam masa yang sama bertindak melindungi kepentingan sesetengah syarikat besar pengeluar barang-barang keperluan harian utama di Malaysia. Dasar melindungi kepentingan syarikat pengeluar makanan seumpama seperti di atas adalah pada asasnya untuk membantu syarikat pengeluar makanan seperti ini untuk membentuk harga pasaran yang lebih tinggi dari margin keuntungan perbandingan dengan perbelanjaan kos pengeluaran.

Kaedah ini seterusnya boleh mendatangkan keuntungan terutamanya dalam aspek pengeluaran produk makanan dan pertanian yang tidak menguntungkan di dalam sistem ekonomi pasaran bebas. Dasar perlindungan dan kebergantungan kepada syarikat pengeluar bahan makanan utama ini adalah bagi memenuhi kehendak pengguna domestik sahaja dan keperluan masyarkat di dalam negara walaupun sistem pasaran bebas dikalangan pengeluar produk makanan dunia menawarkan harga yang lebih rendah dan kompetitif berbanding syarikat pengeluar makanan harian (gula, tepung, dan minyak masak) yang beroperasi secara domestik di Malaysia.

Ini menimbulkan masalah penyeludupan barang-barang perlu ke luar negara yang boleh dijual pada kadar yang lebih menguntungkan dan juga kekurangan barangan itu sendiri di dalam pasaran domestik apabila syarikat pengeluar ini mulai rugi dalam pengeluaran produk keperluan seumpama yang sebelum ini dipasarkan pada harga nominal sebagai memenuhi kehendak pengguna domestik dengan memegang kepada prinsip dan nilai tanggung jawab "national service".

Objektif sesuatu perniagaan

Kita tahu bahawa perkara pokok yang menjadi objektif utama syarikat perniagaan adalah keuntungan dan pengguna tidak boleh menyalahkan syarikat pengeluar kerana ingin mengaut keuntungan di dalam perniagaan atau operasi harian mereka kerana itu adalah prinsip utama mana-mana entiti perniagaan di dunia. Walau bagaimanapun, beberapa cara dan kaedah penyelesaian kepada kesan kenaikan inflasi yang tinggi mampu di implementasikan bagi mengurangkan kesan negatif masalah inflasi yang berlaku sekarang.

Antara cara penyelesaian utama yang boleh diambil kira dan diubah adalah pada rantaian pembekalan produk keperluan harian ini. Apabila kehendak dan keperluan pengguna domestik tidak dapat dipenuhi dan ditampung, maka berlakulah gangguan pada rantaian pembekalan barang-barang keperluan ini sehingga mengakibatkan inflasi yang tinggi dan lebih teruk lagi barangan keperluan ini tidak boleh diperolehi di dalam pasaran (jika ada hanya pada kualiti yang rendah).

Masalah inflasi yang berlaku kini tidak boleh disamakan dengan masalah inflasi yang berlaku pada era 80an dan 90an, ini adalah kerana masalah inflasi yang berlaku kini adalah berkait pada produk keperluan harian seperti gula, beras, susu dan tepung dan bukan pada barangan/ produk bersifat nilai intrinsik pengguna tertentu seperti barang-barang berjenama atau barang-barang yang menggambarkan kelas pendapatan bulanan. Ini dapat diterangkan apabila trend pembangunan ekonomi dunia pada masa kini jelas bergantung sepenuhnya kepada perbelanjaan pengguna (consumer spending) dan bukan kepada spekulasi pembangunan yang bergantung kepada pemberian kredit di bank-bank perdagangan untuk projek-projek dalam "intention mode". Berpandukan kepada prinsip pembangunan perbelanjaan pengguna di dalam sesebuah negara, semua negara di seluruh dunia mula menggalakkan dan merangka bentuk perancangan projek pembangunan yang menggalakkan perbelanjaan pengguna.

Perbelanjaan pengguna

Malaysia juga tidak harus terkecuali di dalam perancangan seumpama. Walaupun berlaku perubahan drastik kepada trend perbelanjaan pengguna di Malaysia yang dilihat bergerak rancak dengan pembukaan pasaraya besar (hypermarket) di bandar-bandar besar dengan menawarkan pelbagai produk barangan keperluan harian pada kadar yang rendah dibantu dengan perjanjian perdagangan bebas yang dimetrai oleh Kerajaan bersama syarikat asing pengedaran barangan luar negara.

Tindakan ini, walau bagaimanapun tersekat apabila negara bertindak melindungi sesetegah syarikat pengeluar domestik barangan keperluan harian seterusnya mengakibatkan pengguna di kawasan luar bandar terpaksa membayar lebih akan harga setiap produk yang ditawarkan apabila pembekalan barang-barang keperluan ini dialihkan ke kawasan bandar dimana penduduknya sanggup dan mampu membayar lebih dari harga yang ditawarkan dan mampu dibayar oleh penduduk di kawasan luar bandar.

Ini berlaku disebabkan pembekalan barang-barang keperluan ini (dikeluarkan oleh syarikat pengeluar tempatan) tidak dapat menampung kehendak dan keperluan pengguna di Malaysia yang semakin bertambah dan seterusnya mengakibatkan barang-barang keperluan seperti minyak masak dan gula tidak dapat diperolehi di kawasan luar bandar. Kesan kekurangan aliran produk atau keperluan barang-barang keperluan harian ini akan menambahkan lagi masalah aliran tunai apabila penduduk di kawasan luar bandar adalah terdiri daripada peniaga kecil-kecilan yang bergantung hidup kepada bekalan barang-barang keperluan harian ini dalam meneruskan kelangsungan hidup mereka terutamanya aktiviti perniagaan harian mereka.

Nilai kuasa beli pengguna di Malaysia yang semakin mengecil dan berkurangan juga menyumbang kepada masalah inflasi yang berlaku. Walau pun angka nilai ringgit yang diterima semakin meningkat sebagai gaji bulanan pengguna di Malaysia, namun kesan inflasi yang tinggi mengakibatkan kuasa beli yang ada pada pengguna semakin berkurangan dan keadaan seumpama tidak menggalakkan perbelanjaan pengguna di dalam pasaran domestik di Malaysia.

Kaedah penyelesaian

Di dalam dunia globalisasi pasaran bebas, nilai kuasa beli pengguna menentukan pembangunan dan kerancakkan ekonomi negara. Sesetengah negara mempunyai kadar pendapatan bulanan yang tinggi seperti Luxembourg tetapi mempunyai kuasa beli pengguna yang rendah. Negara kita antara beberapa negara yang mempunyai kadar pendapatan bulanan yang rendah tetapi mempunyai kuasa beli pengguna yang tinggi. Walau bagaimanapun trend seumpama mulai berubah dengan berlaku peningkatan daya saing yang tinggi dari negara-negara jiran seperti Vietnam dan Thailand dan penduduk di negara jiran ini mula menggunakan kuasa beli yang ada pada mereka untuk menarik produk pasaran domestik Malaysia ke negara mereka secara haram.

Pengguna di Malaysia perlu digalakkan berbelanja dan menjadi kemestian untuk kerajaan menggalakkan perbelanjaan seumpama dengan menyediakan kehendak agregat (aggregate demand) yang selari dengan penambahan bilangan penduduk dalam negara serta selaras dengan perbelanjaan pengguna yang sentiasa meningkat. Jika kehendak agregat ini tidak dapat disediakan, maka inflasi akan berlaku dengan kadar yang tinggi dan tidak dapat dikawal serta masalah sorokkan barang-barang keperluan harian akan berlaku bertujuan untuk menaikkan harga barang tersebut lebih tinggi dari harga pasaran yang sepatutnya.

Di dalam sistem pasaran bebas, untuk menggalakkan pertumbuhan ekonomi yang mapan dan bergerak ke hadapan, struktur pembekalan barang-barang keperluan harian ini perlu dikaji semula. Jika struktur sedia ada gagal untuk membekalkan barang-barang keperluan ini pada kadar atau kehendak serta keperluan semasa pengguna dalam masa yang sama pengeluar produk seumpama yang beroperasi di luar negara mampu untuk memberikan atau menyampaikan produk yang sama dengan kadar harga yang lebih rendah, maka semakan semula perlu dilakukan pada struktur tersebut. Malaysia ternyata sedang mengalami krisis identiti di dalam perubahan iklim ekonomi dunia.

Rakyat Malaysia perlu bertanyakan kepada mereka sendiri adakah mereka sudah bersedia untuk sistem ekonomi pasaran bebas yang memerlukan mereka berkorban dengan membayar lebih untuk mendapatkan keperluan harian mereka pada kualiti yang tinggi seperti penduduk negara-negara maju, dalam masa yang sama golongan peniaga perlu sedar keperluan untuk bersaing secara kompetitif. Kerajaan boleh membantu mengurangkan beban inflasi bukan lagi dengan cara orthodoks dengan memberikan subsidi secara terus dalam pelbagai bentuk subsidi bertujuan untuk mengurangkan harga barangan keperluan harian, kerana ini akan menambahkan lagi kesan buruk masalah inflasi yang sedang berlaku.

Apa yang Kerajaan mampu lakukan adalah dengan membina kemudahan infrastruktur yang menggalakkan perbelanjaan pengguna dan membantu mobiliti penduduk seperti projek pembangunan jalan raya dan keretapi laju. Perbelanjaan pembangunan seperti ini akan menambahkan keyakinan pengguna domestik untuk terus berbelanja dan meningkatkan sumber pendapatan selari dengan peningkatan ekonomi dunia dan mengawal kesan inflasi yang meningkat dari hari ke hari.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Letters of concern

24th March 2008 - I'm writing a letters of concern to all UMNO leaders (MT's) today to express my concern of the political situations and Malay Muslims future in the post-election period. Last night I went to see my old grandpa in Gua Musang, and that man is really concern about the Malays future and UMNO survivability if Khairy still stays in UMNO. That man (Khairy) had to go or else UMNO will lost his supreme power as the government of the day next year!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Why Mike Tyson?

18th March 2008 - Dear Mr. Prime Minister Abdullah, why Muhamad Taib?

Monday, 17 March 2008

Bad things are coming – Global Financial Meltdown 2008

Bad things are coming for Malaysian economic environment and we are probably will be facing the worst economic recession in the modern history of world economics. I’ve been monitoring the development of the United States Financial Crisis development which started with the decision of U.S. Federal Reserve to bail out Bear Stearns (an investment bank) by giving and overextended credits to JPMorgan on the basis not to let out big banks such as Bear Stearns to collapse.

Such an act if done by an Asian country such as Malaysia, Philippines or Thailand will be reprimand by the IMF, but on the U.S. Banks case, the IMF have took a double standard measures by being abstain from any actions towards the U.S.

Reasons why I’m saying that bad things are coming after watching the bail out of Bear Stearns Bank by the U.S. Federal Reserve:-

U.S. Deficits have reach double deficits than Clinton era;

U.S. recessions have been predicted to happens in 2008 and irreversible;

U.S. Dollars had been weakening since 2007 and had made its products very competitive compared to Malaysian products;

We are one of the largest trading partners with the U.S. economic amounting to almost 30 % (last figures that I’ve got);

Malaysian Ringgit had been freed from U.S. Dollar – Ringgit peg (even though within the currency baskets);

U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned its moral grounds not to bail out any bank that collapse within the free market and let the Asian countries such as Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to pay the price of it;

Asian Financial milieu is contagious such as had been experienced in 1997;

To many postponed projects and bubble economic/ projects in Malaysia; and

The spiralling increase of the world crude oil that are currently being traded in U.S. Dollar and the price are being determined in London and NYMEX (New York)

My advice to you all in facing such latent danger of 2008 Financial crisis:-

Don’t panic to much;

Buy gold or jewellery which does not liquidate fast as on comparative basis with the products that was traded with U.S. Dollars;

Finish up all the postponed projects while the dollar decrease still can be containable;

Do not buy assets that was based on bubble economic (land which situated on the project on the intention mode); and

Those that want to get marry should marry now (no kidding!).

I’ll be happy to discuss further with you all and feel free to mail me if any enquiry should arise from this mail. Thank you.

AHMAD SYAH EJAZ BIN HJ. ISMAIL

Sunday, 16 March 2008

People's Remark of 8th March 2008 Election

The People’s Message

[A lot of my close acquaintances had sent me messages either through text messages or emails and some had called on me directly asking me to write a detail analysis on Malaysia’s recent election results. After a conscionable thought on the subject matter, I decided to write this sole article which renders on where the National Front had gone wrong in their final analysis before forge the 2008 election thus impulsively transpired shocking results for the National Front itself. This is my personal opinion after a careful study on the subject matter for six days post-election time period and this article do not carry any personal motives, another individual views or any relations to my desk job and political alignment]

The People’s Remark of 8th March 2008


National Front is the longest serving legitimate party administering Malaysia for more than fifty years starting with the Municipal Elections in 1955 in the town area of Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bharu where UMNO (United Malay National Organization-Malay based party) and MCA (Malayan Chinese Associations-Chinese based party) had agreed on certain terms cooperating with each other to grab seats in the Members Committee formed by the British government as an accord and test whether the Malays can unite with the other main races (Chinese and Hindus) thus paving the way for Malaya independence in 1957.

After the triumph of the 1955 Municipal Elections, then MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress-Indian based party) had agreed to band wagon the alliance of UMNO-MCA thus forming an Alliance party inadvertently close the doors for Dato’ Onn to be the first Malaya Chief Minister with his non-communal party of Independence Malayan Party (IMF). Along the way, the Alliance had achieved great successes in building Malaysia as a great economic powerhouse and filling its independence. The party itself had experienced a lot of ups and downs and internal contradictions such as in 1969, thus transforming it into National Front party and again endured an internal and external crisis such had happened in 1989 (UMNO was declared illegal), Sabah political crisis and the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim in 1999 (just to name a few).

But for all the momentous outlining that National Front had endured and experienced, nothing can be compared with the elections result of the year 2008. For all the bad records of Alliance party or National Front setbacks, 2008 election results is the worst ever results which had been experienced by the National Front and such factors that contributes towards this worst defeat came from an internal factor within UMNO itself and an external factors which were dealt wrongly by the incumbent government thus precipitating a protest vote by all the three main races (Malay, Chinese and Hindus) against the National Front.

Differences between 1969 and 2008 election

If the year 1969 had showed how much the wealth gap between the Malays and the Chinese race had spark the racial violence which was transposed through the race riot of 1969. Plus the divide and rule policy of the British government for more than 200 years which was later inflamed by the uneven treatment by the Japanese government during the three years and eight months of the World War II, this factors had contributed by the uprising of the existing grudges by the two main races of Malaysia. This problem was later dealt with the understanding that the government with the need to reform the racial wealth balances by not extricate the wealth of the Chinese and give it to the Malays, but by creating a larger economic cake and bringing back the sidetrack Malay race after 200 years of isolations by the British government through the implementations of the New Economic Policy. I don’t wish to delve deep the differences of the economic wealth pre-1969 elections as my topic is concentrating on the 2008 election results.

The Worst Election Ever for National Front

2008 is a whole different matter for National Front. None of the factors which contribute towards the defeat of that party in 1969 anymore contributes towards the defeat in 2008. In 2008, the opposition’s party only reaping the benefits of sheer ignorance of the incumbent government in settling issues arises which affecting the Malaysian peoples. Here I underline the reasons and factors which contribute to the worst defeat ever since 1957 in a chronology manner:-

Bad advisers – Prime Minister Abdullah had been getting bad advices from the beginning of his tenure as the fifth Prime Minister. Such advices had lead to numerous bad decisions by the executive power such as:-

The bad formations of the cabinet portfolios in 2004 (after the 11th elections) which sees redundant responsibilities of the government ministries that impedes the executive branch from executing efficient order or task and confused the government apparatus with their mechanism in catering the needs of the Malaysian citizens such cases can be seen in areas concerns:-

1) Ministry of Home Affairs vs Ministry of Internal Security;

2) Ministry of Regional (Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan) vs Ministry of Rural Areas and Regional (Kementerian Luar Bandar dan Wilayah) vs Local Council vs Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan);

3) Ministry of National Heritage and Culture vs Ministry of Tourism ;

The cancellations of the Malaysian bidding for Asia’s Games in 2006 which shows that Malaysia unwilling to challenge human ingenuity of making the games succeed on Malaysia’s soil despite having the first class facilities after the success of 1998 Commonwealth games;

The Foreign Office blunder of apologizing to the Chinese government on the video case of allegedly Chinese citizens squatting despite the true identity of the women after detail investigations which shows that it was a Malaysian lady. The failure of PR to explain the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for such accused individual to squat aim to force any foreign object in accused body or in that particular case drugs substance to voluntarily push out from her vagina;

The terminations of PROTON’s CEO (Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff), despite his achievement in accumulating PROTON’s cash savings and with the building of the Tanjung Malim Proton’s City at the costing of 1.3 billion using PROTON’s own funds without borrowing any single cents form the government;

The cancellations of the double railway electric trains projects along the West coast lines (16 trains/ a day) at 160kmph which will see the integrations of rural area into big cities of Johor Bharu - Kuala Lumpur – Ipoh – Penang – Padang Besar and all the cities along the proposed lines;

The selling of the MV Agusta companies at the price of 1 Euro far outweigh its real market price despite buying the coveted high-tech Italian motorcycle company at the 400 million dollars on the intentions of small engine technology transfer to PROTON to built its own small engine consuming less fuel in parallel with the market demand;

The cancellations of the Scenic Bridge on the Johore Causeway after the projects had been undertaken on the views that such structure development had interfered on the sovereignty of Singapore and the cancellations reimbursement which cost higher than building the bridge itself to Gerbang Perdana that was in charge on the project development;

The desertion of Multimedia Super Corridor project and it’s lost of exclusiveness when areas concerns are unable to be determined lucidly and land that was neglect unproductively. The unproductive e-village projects and un-enthusiast investment on such areas even though such potentials is still high where Infosys that was set up in India at the same time amounting to more than 40 billion dollars;

The stagnations of Putrajaya development projects with the cancellations of its monorail intercity projects and slow pace of Putrajaya development itself.

Tun Dr. Mahathir’s character assassinations by the media – After the Prime Minister Abdullah took over the helm from his predecessor; the media’s had launched a character assassinations campaign non-stop by portraying a very bad image of the former Prime Minister. The public especially the Chinese community feel discontented because they revered the former Prime Minister as their saviour in the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and the Malays community themselves who remembered Tun Dr. Mahathir as one of the great statesmen Malaysia had offered before feel dissatisfied and disgruntled seeing the unjust treatment of the media towards their national hero.

Tun Dr. Mahathir open critics towards his successor – This factor played a major part when Tun Dr. Mahathir failed to advise Prime Minister Abdullah in his decision making process on certain matters and launched an open critics on how Prime Minister Abdullah decision’s was decided. Seeing such an act by the former Prime Minister, Malaysian especially the Chinese community that was far economic aware feel such critics must at least be heard and understood in an intellectual manner. But again Prime Minister Abdullah failed to understand such critics and advice.

Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar factor - Perhaps one of the major factors which contribute to the worst defeat ever of the National Front party is the ambitious young man named Khairy Jamaluddin. Being cropped up from nowhere, most Malaysian believes this young man is the main factor behind every government decision making process. His relationship with Prime Minister Abdullah as the Abdullah’s son in law and even though denied by Prime Minister Abdullah that this man had influenced him on every government decision making process, but the public perceptions is high that he is the man behind all the bad government decisions. In politics, where perceptions is much more important than reality, Khairy Jamaluddin perhaps is the most hated man in Malaysia of all time but with his powerful connections and daily image boost through the media put him on the post of UMNO Youth Deputy and he often talks on government policies where the cabinet ministers themselves shunned talking about it. The scandals behind Khairy Jamaluddin is numerous as underline below (just to name a few):-

i. Khairy Jamaluddin was first seen above the rules and regulations or the law by the public when he was officially involved in the politics despite holding professional governmental post in the Prime Minister department which according to the rules he had to let go his governmental post to get involved actively in politics;

ii. ECM-Libra Avenue scandal;

iii. Pantai Holdings sell out to Singapore owned GLC’s;

iv. The cancellations of Scenic Bridge projects;

v. The personal passing hand to hand of Former Deputy Prime Minister passport when Anwar Ibrahim was freed by the Malaysian court;

vi. Much publicised his MyTeam football team which was sponsored by Scomi;

vii. Peoples perceptions on his personal influences and involvement in any government decisions and contracts awards;

viii. Peoples perceptions on his personal involvement in the naming of the 2008 National Fronts UMNO elections candidates;

ix. The usage of UMNO owned media companies to boost Khairy’s own image through daily exposure of his personal activities and views regarding governmental policies and decisions despite no cabinet post portfolio vested when he is only holding the political post of UMNO Youth Deputy;

x. Khairy’s numerous blunder’s remarks against the oppositions leaders such as to PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat challenging him to take back particular views regarding certain matters or law action will taken but at the end nothing happens;

xi. Khairy’s personal racist sentiments remarks against the Chinese community when there is no issues to be raised so that he will be seen as the saviour of the Malay based community;

xii. Khairy’s incorrect remarks on the New Economic Policy whereas such policies had already over in 1990 and was replaced by the New Development Policy and Vision 2020 policy. Such remarks on the New Economic Policy was seen by the public as to only boost his image as the championing of the Malay based community;

xiii. Khairy’s personal involvement in building Putera UMNO brigade consisting members from “Mat Rempits/ Illegal street racers” to be the action arms of UMNO Youth despite bad records from Malaysian Royal Police that such an act will only worsen the illegal racing in Malaysia;

xiv. Royal Malaysian Police staffs perceptions towards Khairy’s personal involvement in the formations of IPCMC (Independent Police Commissions of Conduct) which was seen by the Police as unnecessary check and balance apparatus;

xv. The conduct of Khairy in leading the UMNO members gathering during Condoleezza Rice visits to Malaysia on the issues of Palestinian treatment by the Israelis where such gathering was seen by the public as double standard measures by the local authorities and Malaysian Police in awarding permits and treatment on the rioting of UMNO members;

xvi. Khairy’s purposelessness and un-bearings personal vendetta against the former Prime Minister Mahathir which was seen by the public as a rash act and foolhardy on the comparative basis that this young man without any achievement went against an old and revered statesman.

Unclear answers on certain issues by the particular Cabinet Ministers of Prime Minister Abdullah on the issues of Approved Permits (AP’s);

Immature remarks by some Cabinet Ministers of many issues answered in a childish manner on public media such as by Minister Nazri Aziz, Minister Zainuddin Maidin and Deputy Minister Shaziman;

Unclear scandal and grudges arises between the Minister of Internal Security and the Malaysian Inspector General of Police on the issues of the release of convicts by the Minister himself whereas the bloggers who revealed such scandal haven’t been found yet and no progress report on the investigations case;

The performance of National Front Members of Parliament in explaining and debating issues in the lower house whereas National Front’s MPs were more prone to raise personal issues such as personal applications of AP’s, grudges towards the bloggers, and dull remarks on the issues of bloggers and women in Malaysia (proved one point of raised by Thomas Friedman in his book The World is Flat);

The waving of the “Keris” (Malay’s traditional weapons) during the UMNO General Assembly thus depicting an unnecessary act of rocking the racial boat of understanding between the Malays and the Chinese. It was seen by the critics that such act as a deviations by the UMNO Youth to be seen as the champion of the Malays race on the reality basis there are no real issues to be debated (the status quo remains unchallenged);

The increasing price of the world crude oil which exceeds 60 dollar per barrel thus affecting every products price within the Malaysian market. Such inflations problems or the increase of product prices was seen by the public are not dealt correctly where big companies are allowed to reap the profits while Malaysian consumers had to deal with the spiralling inflations plus the increase of the toll hike;

Basic necessities of the Malaysian daily products such as flour, cooking oil, sugar that was lost in the daily market seen by the Malaysian peoples as obsolete third world economic problems and the handling of such crisis are sure to be doom where the government took the approach of suppressing the market forces thus ensuring the losing the products necessities in the market;

Unwise handling of the HINDRAF issues by the security analyst which failed to advise Prime Minister Abdullah to act fast on the dire allegations made by the HINDRAF members which escalate the situations thus bent the support of the Hindus vote for the National Front completely during the 2008 elections;

Complete utilization of the media as a propaganda tools for National Front in putting Prime Minister Abdullah and boosting his personal image more than it should had inculcate a reverse psychology message to the Malaysian that they fed up with such cheap publicity.

People’s message

The peoples of Malaysia had cast a very clear message to Prime Minister Abdullah to act in a rightful manner. Whether Prime Minister Abdullah will do the right thing to rectify back on what National Front had gone wrong, only he and himself have the answer. The longer he delayed on the right decision, UMNO and National Front will pay the price of such ignorance.

Clearly one factors doesn’t chip in to the National Front worst defeat in 2008 elections. But with the build up of wrong decisions after another, and the appointment of wrong advisers who advice Prime Minister on what he wants to hear, National Front had to endure its worst embarrassment. For the performance and factors which contributes to the worst defeat of the National Front, I have underline clearly as above details. For that I rest my case.

Friday, 14 March 2008

Bad advisers

14th March 2008 - He still doesn't get it folks!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Back from Kelantan - after effects

13th March 2008 - Just came back from Kelantan this morning on the earliest flight, and I must say that from the peoples that I interviewed, PAS is not wanted in Kelantan, but sheer hatred towards SIL is the main reason why National Front lost and failed to grab Kelantan. Every branch of UMNO where SIL went campaigning to was lost to the opposition including couples of UMNO strong hold that was never lost before as in 1990, 1995, 1999 or 2004. Quoting from an old man who works as a rubber tapper that listened to SIL speech campaign in Tanah Merah and share his thoughts with me on SIL, "Ooloh! Bodo gitumo kecek!".

Monday, 10 March 2008

Shakespeare 101

11th March 2008 - Something's is rotten in the state of Malaysia...

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Pak Lah should resign and Khairy Jamaluddin should go to hell!

9th March 2008 - Disclaimer [This is my personal statement and this statement do not represent any organizations, individual or got nothing to do anything with my desk. It is my own professional individual opinion per se]

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi should resign his Prime Minister post and Khairy Jamaluddin should go to hell! It is clear that Mr. Khairy Jamaluddin is the main liability of UMNO, National Front and this nation and is the main cause why National Front lost so dearly in yesterday's election. Period!

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Election 2008 - Part 2

6th March 2008 - The dullness of "it" tell us all about the outcome of this year plebiscites. It is clear everywhere that the move to retain the rotten old guards and appointing SIL as one of the future minister had put National Front in jeopardy like 1969. And the outcome is clear that we will see a purge like never before within the National Front itself after this year pebiscites. I wish the real winner will be the peoples. Some sacrifice that we had to make. Cheers for all and happy voting.

Faces of Tun Teddy

Faces of Tun Teddy