Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Malays Have Only Themselves To Blame

Almost all of the RM54 billion shares allocated to Bumis are gone - Najib

Bernama has reported that:-
Of the RM54 billion in shares allocated, only RM2 billion worth of shares were left in the hands of Bumiputeras, Najib said. He said the total Bumiputera equity was only 19.4 percent, far from the targeted 30 percent 19 years ago.

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Lim Guan Eng - The government should investigate where the RM52 billion went

Credits to Zorro for this image

Mahathir: Perkasa must continue to fight for more free money for the Malays

Perkasa: Increase Bumi quota to 90:10 (in Malay)

Zorro - Perkosa should go hunt for the missing RM52 billion

Gerakan: Mahathir & Perkasa both racists and disgusting

Aliran: The Malays have only UMNO to blame

Latest: Najib's highly anticipated New Economic Model (NEM) dissapoints many with his lack of information, strategy and innovation

JR: The RM54 billion loss will be quietly covered up by the Malaysian government, thank you for noticing.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Malaysia's High Speed Broadband A Big Letdown

The Star: After all the hype it looks like Malaysians will be cheated again

After the excitement of Telekom Malaysia unveiling UniFi, its high-speed broadband service that offers Internet speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps), the bubble burst for many consumers here.

Some are disappointed over what they feel are expensive charges for the packages for home users: RM149 for 5Mbps, RM199 for 10Mbps, and RM249 for 20Mbps

In Singapore, a 100Mbps service – which is 5 times the speed of a 20Mbps connection – only costs about RM200.

But the real disappointment is the realisation that the UniFi packages have a cap on the amount of data that can be downloaded.

The consumers bristled when they learned that the 5Mbps service is capped at 60GB of data per month. The 10Mbps service is capped at 90GB while the 20Mbps service has a 120GB cap.

They were even more disappointed to learn that the data download caps are calculated on a daily basis.

Consumers were further horrified to learn that if they exceeded their daily download limit, their high-speed broadband connections would be throttled down to about 10% of the purchased speed.

How come with HSBB in place Streamyx is still crawling??

Telekom Malaysia CEO Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said at a press conference to announce the UniFi pricing yesterday that the measures were part of its Fair Usage Policy.

“This policy is a standard industry practice to ensure that all subscribers get to enjoy the same web surfing quality,” he said.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the much hyped UniFi at the Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night but it now looks more like a scam for Malaysians already weary about TM's monopoly and their inability to meet even the lowest customer satisfaction requirements for their so-called "broadband".

TM in firefighting mode (so what else is new??)

Broadband only for the rich in Malaysia

You can feed a whole family for a week with what you pay for broadband in Malaysia

Broadband price comparison with Singapore. As usual we get less for more in Najibland

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

China Press punished but Utusan goes scot-free!

Only in 1Malaysia, one can be punished for reporting ACCURATE news!

'The oft-repeated double standards and arrogance exhibited by the Umno regime in dealing with non-Umno parties is demonstrated here again.' - Malaysiakini.com reports

2-week suspension for China Press top editor

Comments from Malaysiakini readers:-

Lim Chong Leong: What is so inaccurate about the report that the inspector-general of police had tendered his resignation. He probably did, and that is why the need for an early reshuffle.

The whole issue is that China Press got the news early before Hishammuddin Hussein made his announcement and that upset him. The Home Ministry does not care about China Press. When the truth is reported, journalists often get punished. See what happened to the Ahmad Ismail episode?

Doc: I don't see why the editor-in-chief Teoh Yong Khoon needs to be suspended. Firstly, his newspaper reported fairly accurate news on the IGP's resignation/termination. Only in Malaysia can the media be penalised for printing accurate news.

Then again what about those seditious and false articles which has be spun from Utusan Malaysia? Not even a slap on the wrist was afforded for their editors for the rubbish that they produced.

Let's face it, the suspension of the editor by the management of China Press is a 'face saving' measure so that the home minister does not look like a bungling imbecile.

Not confused: What really is the problem with this incompetent and racist government? The story was true for heaven's sake - the press just got wind of it and spoiled the "dramatic" announcement planned by Hishammuddin.

Of course, China Press had to take some disciplinary action, or face the possibility of the home minister revoking their licence. This whole incident is an exercise in stupidity of the highest order. The only positive outcome is that the BN have just lost another batch of voters at the next GE (general election).

Ric: Hishammuddin is the one who should apologise and suspended. Anyway, I'm glad he acted the way he did. It will definitely help to swing more Chinese votes towards Pakatan Rakyat.

Kementerian Luar Negeri: As an Umno loyalist, I totally disagree with the suspension of editor-in-chief of China Press. He did not commit any crime. He was just reporting something which is true before the KDN (Home Ministry) made its announcement. Next time, KDN should be a step ahead than the media.

Alexander Yuan: This is a joke. If Teoh gets suspended two weeks for publishing an 'inaccurate report', what about those racist columnists of Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia (aka Awang Selamat and Ridhuan Tee Abdullah)?

What they 'publish' almost every single day is 100 times worse than this. Why no action against them? Are you doing your job, Home Minister, or you just 'close one eye' when it comes to Utusan and Berita Harian?

Jbss: The oft-repeated double standards and arrogance exhibited by the Umno regime in dealing with non-Umno parties is demonstrated here again. This a classic example of the regime's bullying tactics against a non-Umno media publisher just to save Hishammuddin face.

RR: If the BN government is really fair and sincere on the IGP issue, then it should advise Utusan and Berita Harian to take similar action on the writers for writing sensitive issues affecting the non-Malays on many occasions. What is wrong for one should be wrong for the others as well.

Geronimo: To China Press - if you feel intimidated by Umno, it's better you close shop. To all those who support freedom of the press, boycott the newspaper. This is truly a blatant act of double standard where Utusan is having a free rein on publishing seditious comments and not have to "pay" for it.

Nil: China Press' explanation has been accepted and no action will be taken... so why the need for the suspension as demanded by the Home Ministry? I just hope there will be a promotion after the suspension.

Cala: What is the message from China Press' miss-step? We now have two sets of law. The lenient one is for the ruling elites and their cohorts, while the harsh one is meant for the rest of us as we are deemed less cooperative in many ways, and given a chance, bent to teach the executive a lesson or two on what is right and what is wrong. This is rule by men.

Gk: This news comes as no surprise to me at all. Everything can be arranged behind closed door to save somebody's face. Editor Teoh is just a sacrificial lamb for this face-saving exercise. With their kind of 'tuan' mentality, it is not difficult to imagine what had actually happened.

I think we are used to these 'face saving' measures. Their faces are more precious than their dignities. They like to 'look good' but in actual fact, how good are they? GE13 will have the answer, rakyat are not fools.

Amaso: China Press, maybe the management should consider selling a controlling stake to BN component parties, then you will be safe like Utusan Malaysia.

China Press says sorry for telling the truth

Friday, March 05, 2010

Najib Using Police to Harass Penang's CM

Failing to entice more PKR assemblymen to jump over to BN, Najib is now using the police to harass Penang's Chief Minister

The police have recorded statements from Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and three other state assemblymen for allegedly organising an illegal assembly and making seditious statements.

Police arrived at Lim’s office in Komtar at noon on Thursday to take the statements from him and PKR assemblymen S. Raveen Tharan (Batu Uban), Sim Tze Tzin (Pantai Jerejak) and Jason Ong (Kebun Bunga).

Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer, who is the group’s legal counsel, was present during the 40-minute questioning.

When the officers arrived, some 20 of the politicians’ personal assistants and staff held up banners with the words “stop harassing Pakatan Rakyat leaders.”

Rayer said the police were investigating 12 reports lodged against 10 Pakatan leaders.

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Malaysiakini reports

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