26 Oct 2011

Alastair Campbell Is ‘Advising Najib On How To Win Election’ – Exclusive!

Alastair Campbell Is ‘Advising Najib On How To Win Election’ – Exclusive!

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Alastair Campbell (left) ex-Communications Chief to Tony Blair has been spotted in Astana and KL

Sarawak Report can now add to growing questions in Britain about Tony Blair and his former PR advisors’ links with repressive regimes.

We have learnt from exclusive sources that the former UK Prime Minister’s ex-Communications Chief, Alastair Campbell (world-famous for the so-called ‘Dodgy Dossier’ that sanctioned the invasion of Iraq), is now advising Najib Razak on how to win the next election!

This follows the recent scandal over FBC Media, a story also broken by Sarawak Report, which revealed that Najib and Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud were illegally buying positive publicity on worldwide TV-news shows.

A common link between FBC Media, the PM’s previous PR firm, APCOA and now Alastair Campbell is believed to be Paul Stadlen, who is a British PR man, close to Najib and based in KL.

Najib is said to be desperate  to brush up his international image, on the eve of an expected election and in the wake of the appalling world publicity gained by his treatment of the July 9th Bersih rally.  He also wants to increase his voter appeal towards an increasingly independently-minded urban electorate in Malaysia.

Our sources say that Campbell recently visited Najib in KL and has been behind advice over the past couple of months to show a more friendly image, such as the promise to reform detention laws (a gesture which has subsequently been put on indefinite hold) and the concept of a “Cool Najib”, reflective of the coining of Tony Blair’s “Cool Britannia” back in the 1990s!

Alastair has his say - Campbell has responded to our story by saying that our sources are wrong "fin d'histoire"

 

Cosying up to oil-rich dictators?

Old connections – It is believed that Tony Blair got on famously with world-famous despot Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan when they met at Downing Street

Our revelations about Malaysian links with Tony Blair’s team of advisors past and present, come hard on the heels of weekend reports in the UK’s Financial Times and Daily Mail newspapers about similar activities in Khazakhstan.

Alastair Campbell was seen returning earlier this month from Astana, the Khazakh capital, where he admitted to doing some consultancy work and quoted as saying:

 “but nothing like on the scale that Tony is doing”.

Tony Blair himself is believed to have forged close relations with the Khazakh President, Nursaltan Nazabayev during his period in office and to have continued those relations, including making a number of visits this year.

Nazarbayev is another potentate with international image problems, given the notorious cruelty and corruption of his 20 year regime.  

Intriguingly, the growing ties between him and Najib Razak, particularly in the field of public relations, have already been well documented in Sarawak Report’s coverage of the FBC Media scandal.

Both countries had hired FBC’s PR services and were frequently featured on FBC programmes. The question now must surely be what ties have there been between FBC and people linked to Tony Blair and how directly linked has Blair himself been to these and related PR initiatives?

Frequent visitors – Tony and Cherie have been frequent visitors to Malaysia since he left office. The couple spent a two week family holiday at the 5 Star Nexus Resort in Sabah, costing the UK taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds in security!

According to the UK news reports, which point out  a pattern of friendly links between Blair and the leaders of oil rich countries, the former PM himself headed a delegation to Khazakhstan in January, allegedly to broker a public relations deal, which is believed to be worth up to $13 million US dollars.  He also attended a conference in May.  The newspapers record that Blair’s spokesman has confirmed:

“Tony Blair has helped put together a team of international advisors and consultants to set up an advisory group for the Kazakhs, with a team of people working on the ground. The work they are doing is excellent, sensible and supports the reforms they are making” [Now Blair Strikes Deal to Advise an Oil Rich Despot - Daily Mail 22/10/11]

However, the spokesman did not respond to questions about whether Mr Campbell or Blair’s other high profile former advisor, Jonathan Powell, were part of that advisory team. Powell helped establish Tony’s investment advisory company Firerush Ventures No 3, where he now works.  Another former Downing Street spokesman, Tim Allan, who has now set up the PR company, Portman Group, is also known to be involved in advising Khazakhstan.

Strong ties – Cherie and Rosmah (sporting Bersih yellow) pictured in KL last year.

Image-building

Suspicions that Mr Blair might be making any profit from such links have, however, been categorically denied by the former premier.  His spokesman at the weekend stated that:

“Tony Blair last visited Kazakhstan in May of this year to attend a conference. He has taken no personal profit and is not doing business in Kazakhstan…To be clear, Tony Blair is not personally making a profit directly or indirectly through Tony Blair Associates or any other company on this. The $13million figure is wrong. “.

So the question that is being asked is what on earth, therefore, is he doing?  One Khazakh official is quoted by the Financial Times as saying:

“His advice is priceless, Kazakhstan will get the best advice possible from him on issues connected with policy and the economy. . . We could not have a better adviser.” [Financial Times, 21/10/11]

However, Craig Murray, a former British Ambassador to the region, has put the matter rather differently:

“All Tony Blair is really doing, whether he knows it or not, is lending respectability to an oligarch with a shocking reputation on human rights”, he told the FT.

Alastair Campbell Malaysia and FBC Media – the ties

Limited contact – not available on phone, text or email, but still tweeting!

Alastair Campbell, on the other hand, was apparently not available to speak to journalists last Friday about his own links to Astana.  They failed to reach him by text, phone or email.

Perhaps they should have caught him instead on Twitter, a medium in which he was, as usual, extremely active on that day?

However, according to our further exclusive information, Campbell has separately held extensive private meetings in KL with Najib and that the main topic was advising him on how to win the next election.

“It was about how to deal with the opposition, how to portray Najib and what needs to be done to win, based on the success of Tony Blair”, explained one insider.

The association has provoked concerns among the beleaguered Opposition in Malaysia, that Campbell will use his international contacts and his influence through Tony Blair to boost Najib and BN’s image, despite that party’s proven record of corruption and repression, as well as the denial of key human rights and the failure to deliver clean elections in Malaysia.

“We are concerned that Najib will gain more positive coverage through this contact, without performing any of the reforms necessary.  This way he relies solely on the major pronouncements and coverage in the media”  one senior opposition figure has commented to Sarawak Report.  “People who profess democracy and the rule of law to the rest of the world have now become complicit in all the excesses and abuses of those values in countries like Malaysia.  Those, who preached about freedom and human rights and invaded Iraq in the name of democracy, are now aiding the anti-democratic regime of Malaysia”

Other sources have speculated that it is these contradictions that have ensured that Campbell’s consultations with Najib have remained strictly private. 

The contract to attack Sarawak Report

Meanwhile, Sarawak Report can further reveal separate insider information, which indicates that earlier this year Alastair Campbell was approached by FBC Media to consult about their $5 million a year PR contract with Taib to attack our own anti-corruption campaign.  He agreed to a meeting.

We have no evidence that Alastair Campbell provided any information or advice on countering our blog  However we have been informed that the expectation was, that because of his extensive UK connections, he might be able to offer insights that could be used to harm the credibility of Sarawak Report.  This was the purpose of the consultation.

‘Cool Najib’ – The PM has been doing youth radio, acting ‘hip’ and talking about his favourite football team – was it the result of expensive advice from self-confessed football bore Alastair Campbell?

‘Cool Najib’

For these reasons, the recent speculation about the PM’s sudden new dash to a ‘youthful’ and ‘cool’ image, becomes doubly interesting.

Did Najib’s introduction to Campbell come from FBC Media or rather from the continuing relationship between his former boss, Tony Blair, and BN?

Najib became PM after Blair stood down in 2007, yet the Blairs have remained regular visitors to Malaysia, coming every year at least once. Cherie posed with ‘First Lady’ Rosmah just last year during a visit to KL and the family holidayed for 2 weeks at the 5 Star Nexus Resort in Sabah in 2009, where they occupied the Royal Suite.

Campbell’s alleged association with Najib, however, looks certain to raise as many eyebrows in the UK as in Malaysia. 

Many would question the ethics of  assisting BN’s increasingly undemocratic and corrupted regime, as it seeks re-election after 55 years of uninterrupted rule.  Moreover, attempts to paint a third generation dynastic politician, who is facing serious questions over personal corruption, as some kind of reforming democrat, through a slick PR campaign, will also be criticised by those seeking genuine reform in Malaysia.

The matter has now been made all the more compelling by the revelation of apparent parallels, over the similar involvement with Khazakhstan.

The opposition PKR party, which recently uncovered the fact that Najib paid RM 94 million to FBC Media over 3 years, are also making clear they are concerned about the costs of this latest round of foreign PR services.  The expenditure by the Prime Minister’s Private Office has rocketed by 400% at a time of growing public deficits.

Likely disquiet in BN 

‘Dynastic wedding’? – Najib’s daughter Nooryana was married into the Nazabayav family earlier this year

It is equally probable that, once more, Najib’s choice of PR guru may cause problems among his own BN supporters.  Another reason, it has been speculated, why the Campbell visit has been so shrouded in secrecy!

After all, it is well known that Campbell was one of Blair’s key advisors when he made his controversial decision to back George W Bush’s ill-fated invasion of Iraq, which caused the slaughter of up to half a million innocent civilians in that Muslim country.

He was also deeply involved in the process of what has been termed the ‘sexing up’ of the ‘dodgy dossier’ of evidence that was used to convince the British and American public that Sadam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction .

That dossier ‘made the case for war’ in Britain, but it has since been disproved and has been criticised as dishonest.  

Many religious groups in Malaysia might also be dismayed by the fact that Mr Campbell, a reformed alcoholic, enjoyed a well-known track record as a pornography writer, before becoming a tabloid journalist in the UK. 

The Khazakh connection

Organised by FBC Media – Najib and Khazakhstan’s Prime Minister Massimov meet earlier this year

The information that a Blair team is operating both in KL and Astana matches a clear pattern of developing links and relations between Malaysia and the former Soviet dictatorship in Khazakhstan. 

The two oil states, both run by oligarchies with heavily tainted reputations, further cemented their ties earlier this year with the marriage between the daughter of Najib Razak, Nooryana and the President’s nephew, Daniyar Nazarbayev (above).

Najib at the World Islamic Economic Forum in Khazakhstan – featured on CNBC, thanks to FBC Media

Likewise, the links when it comes to international PR are striking between the two countries. 

A series of conferences and events show-casing both states, in particular the World Islamic Economic Forum, were managed through the now discarded contract with FBC Media. 

The UK based PR/Production company ensured international coverage on CNBC and BBC World.

However, FBC, which made millions of dollars from these two key  clients, closed its London offices on Monday and is believed to have gone into administration following the scandal over its discredited programmes.

Close ties – Najib and Nazarbayev at the Islamic Economic Forum in Astana this year

Therefore it seems certain that several questions will soon be asked in both the UK and KL about the exact relationship with this latest team of image advisors, associated with Tony Blair, now being seen in both countries.

 It could well be argued, for reasons given above, that the relationship does neither side, Tony Blair or BN, any political good.

 Certainly, the exact nature of any financial incentives for any of those around the former PM should be immediately made clear.

 And the UK consultants advising both Najib and Nazarbayev should explain how they believe that propping up these two regimes with slick PR advice can in any way promote the cause of democracy in these two countries?

 

  • aborium

    An intriguing insight into how the affairs of two nations – Malaysia and Khazakhtan – may be linked through a 3rd party PR consulting firm with close ties to ex-PM Tony Blair & his ex-communications strategists the likes of Alastair Campbell, the spin doctor.

    The world in the past has condemned the invasion of Iraq – a war based on fabricated WMD existence, a story as everybody knows, was based on lies and deceits. The two infamous dossiers that Campbell had a hand in fabricating were to become UK’s official policy stand ‘complementing’ Bush’s ready action to push-button on WMD as a good enough reason to invade Iraq.

    We’re talking about PR people with blood of innocent Iraqis on their hands. We’re taking about people who spin lies and deceits to make them appear respectable. We’re talking about dressing up Lucifer for the occasion.

    Malaysia does not need people like Campbell for what he stands for or for what he has done to the war in Iraq, a stigma he himself would find it hard to shackle. And one who professes the liberal use profanity and supports Burnley FC – Liverpool and MU rule Malaysia.

    We want the Government to come clean on these alleged relationships with the UK-based PR agencies.

  • aborium

    Impotentate

    Substance is slowly eroded by spin

    Politicians care only enough to get in

    Leaders no longer resign about honour

    Cult of celebrity means all the be’s wanna

    Heroes are cheaters, performance enhanced

    The God of the cathode keeps believers entranced

    Faces are moulded and bodies are brushed

    Speeches are empty and strategies rushed

    Genes are now tailored to ensure they grow more

    Its profit that profits, we all know the score

    Programmes are shorter as adverts expand

    Wherever you look now, the bland lead the bland.

    (Tony Lupton)

  • aborium

    We’ve been critical of politicians in the State because their thoughts and actions are far removed from that of a statesman. Someone said “the difference is that a statesman thinks he belongs to the State, and a politician thinks the State belongs to him.” Clarke adds another perspective: “a politician thinks of the next election, a statesman of the next generation.”

    If Sarawak were to see real changes, it has to begin with the change in mindset of the present crop of politicians whose aloofness, vanity and superiority complex are obstacles to their real potentials.

    They would have to come down from their fences and practise humility with a keen sense of justice, fairness, and moral conscience. Otherwise they end up as run-of-the mill politicians with only their titles like ‘Datuk’ or ‘Tan Sri’ as their saving grace.

  • aborium

    We don’t have to wait for the law to change our attitude and there’s no specific area in law that deals with the changing of attitude? It’s a personal choice, nothing to do with the law. Not that I know of. Do you?

  • Money Laundering 101

    RM214mil Army Camp Incomplete, But Falling Apart

    by Aidila Razak, Malaysia Kini, Wednesday, 26 October 2011

    Kuala Lumpur – The Muara Tuang army camp in Sarawak, which was to have been completed in February last year, remains unfinished and defects in construction are already showing.

    The Auditor-General’s 2010 Report says only 95.7 percent of the project has been completed despite the government allowing three extensions to the deadline for the RM214.43 million camp.

    The audit team found defects in the wood used, concrete works that were starting to deteriorate and waterproofing material that has come off.

    “It is recommended that the contractor and consultants be blacklisted if the defects are not repaired,” says the report, noting that some of these had been repaired during an audit visit last March.

    The contractor, Konsortium Jendela Hikmat Sdn Bhd (JHSB), has not paid the RM10.72 million performance bond, as required by the Finance Ministry for projects worth above RM200,000.

    JHSB, which had been awarded the contract in May 2006, has blamed this on the rising cost of materials as well as economic fluctuations that have affected the value of the land.

    The Defence Ministry is paying for the project with 700 acres of land in Mukim Bukit Raja, Selangor, and 3.8 acres of land in Kuching, Sarawak, with the total value set at RM230 million.

    The contractor had in April asked for another extension, promising to complete the project by Aug 11, but at time of audit the application had yet to be approved.

    Kuching jail costs more, but smaller

    Also in Sarawak, the Kuching Jail, meant to replace the Penrissen Prison built in 1882, was completed some eight years later than its scheduled date of August 2000.

    With an overrun of RM56.11 million, the prison costs a mind-boggling RM221.11 million, including costs of demolishing and reconstructing the shoddy work of the first contractor, WMH Holdings, which had been appointed through direct negotiations.

    “The consultant did not ensure adherence with the Engineering Code of Practice,” the report states, displaying photos of the work done, including ill-fitting columns and damaged ceilings and tiles.

    Despite the higher cost, the size of the prison had to be reduced from 103 blocks to 65 blocks, catering only to 1,366 inmates and staff, instead of 2,665 in the original plan.

    The report criticised the delay in appointing another contractor, albeit through open tender, as one of the reasons for extra costs.

    The process of appointing TSR Bina took two years and seven months, during which time metal structures rusted and wooden trusses rotted.

    WMM Holdings was paid RM132.67 million while TSR Bina went over the initial tender price of RM54.90 million to charge RM65.87 million.

    _______________________

    Project Title:

    Cadangan Penswastaaan Pembinaan Kompleks 1 Divisyen Dan Kem 4 Renjer Diraja Di Muara Tuang

    Client: Ministry of Defence Mindef

    Main Contractor: JENDELA HIKMAT SDN BHD (427912-X)

    Main Contract Sum: RM230 Million

    Sub-Contractor: KACC CONSTRUCTION SDN. BHD.

    Sub Contract Sum: RM 211,119,501.60

    Sub-Sub-Contractor(Actual): Lee Onn Group/Hong Seng Construction S/B

    Ironically KACC Sub-work again to yet another Contractor: Lee Onn Group/Hong Seng Construction(the actual contractor on site)

    Total Ali Baba loss wastage: minimum RM19 Million excluded extention of time granted and escalating VO approved!

    ________________

    A. Maklumat Syarikat: :

    Company Name : KACC CONSTRUCTION SDN. BHD.

    Address : NO. 7K-L 2ND & 3RD FLOOR BAN HOCK ROAD

    Postcode 93100

    Town : KUCHING

    State: SARAWAK

    Telephone: 082-242912

    Fax : 082-259912

    Email : admin.kch @ kacc. com.my

    D. Maklumat Ahli Lembaga Pengarah:

    Bil Nama Warganegara Jawatan

    1. MOHAMAD SUBKY BIN BUSTARI MALAYSIA PENGARAH

    2. MOHAMAD TAUFIK BIN ABDUL GHANI MALAYSIA PENGARAH

    3. ROBERT LAWSON CHUAT ANAK VINCENT ENTERING MALAYSIA PENGARAH

    4. SAFUANI BIN ABDUL HAMID MALAYSIA PENGARAH

    5. TING KA HOK MALAYSIA PENGARAH

    G.Modal Berbayar / Modal Terkumpul :

    a.Modal Dibenarkan (RM):

    b.Modal Berbayar / Modal Terkumpul (RM): 26,000,000.00

    H.Maklumat Projek:

    Bil Tajuk Tarikh Anugerah Nilai (RM) Kilen

    1. Cadangan Penswastaaan Pembinaan Kompleks 1 Divisyen Dan Kem 4 Renjer Diraja Di Muara Tuang 20-02-2008 RM 211,119,501.60 JENDELA HIKMAT SDN BHD (427912-X)

    _______________________

    KACC Construction Sdn Bhd / http://kacc.com.my/index.php?option=com_content&a
    Project Profile List 05 (page 1 -5)

    Cadangan Penswastaan Pembinaan Kompleks 1 Divisyen dan Kem 4 Renjer Diraja di Muara Tuang, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak (Building, Infrastructure and M&E Package)

    Jendela Hikmat Sdn Bhd

    RM211 mil Under Construction

    The Proposed Site Clearing and Earthwork and Temporary Structure (For the Purpose of Ground Breaking Ceremony) for Cadangan Penswastaan Pembinaan Kompleks 1 Divisyen dan Kem 4 Renjer DiRaja di Muara Tuang, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak

    Jendela Hikmat Sdn Bhd

    2006 RM1.60 mil

    Cadangan Penswastaan Pembinaan Kompleks 1 Divisyen dan Kem 4 Renjer Diraja di Muara Tuang, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak (Site Clearing and Earthworks)

    Jendela Hikmat Sdn Bhd 2008 RM13.70 mil

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    Contractor pledges to finish RM230mil job

    By SHARON LING, The Star, Sunday May 7, 2006

    KUCHING: Forty-five months – that’s the time frame set by contractor Jendela Hikmat Sdn Bhd to build the new 1st Division Army headquarters complex at Muara Tuang.

    Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be keeping count of each passing month to ensure that the project is completed on time.

    “In 45 months from now, I want this project to be finished. I don’t want it to become like the prison project, which has set such a bad example.

    “Instead, I want this headquarters complex to be an example of a successfully implemented project,” he said during the ground-breaking ceremony at the project site in Jalan Dato Mohd Musa near here yesterday.

    The bad example Najib was referring to is the Kuching prisons complex project which has been delayed for nine years and is not even half completed.

    Najib, who is also Defence Minister, later told the press that he had confidence in the contractor to do the job.

    He also said the RM230mil headquarters complex was the first of a two-phase project to be implemented under a privatised scheme with Jendela Hikmat, who will bear the project cost.

    In return, the Government will give Jendela Hikmat 280ha of land at Bukit Raja Klang in Selangor and another 1.52ha of land at Palm Road here.

    The land will be handed over to Jendela Hikmat in stages according to the progress of the headquarters complex. Jendela Hikmat is expected to develop mixed housing and a shopping complex at Bukit Raja.

    Najib said the headquarters complex at Muara Tuang is set to be one of the most modern army camps in the country when completed.

    Besides housing the 1st Division’s headquarters, it will be home to the division’s infantry battalions, artillery regiments, intelligence company and the troops of other divisions. It will also have an ammunition depot and a sports complex.

    Also present at the ceremony were Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Armed Forces chief Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor, Defence Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Subhan Jasmon, 1st Division Army commander Maj-Gen Datuk Effendi Mustafa and Jendela Hikmat chairman Gen (Rtd) Datuk Seri Che Md Noor Md Arshad.

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    Bajet: Operasi pertahanan tidak terjejas

    AHMAD Zahid Hamidi (tengah) bersama Leftenan Jeneral Zulkifeli Mohd. Zin (kiri) semasa meninjau tapak projek pembinaan Kompleks Markas 1 Divisyen di Kota Samarahan, semalam.

    KOTA SAMARAHAN 8 Sept. — Kementerian Pertahanan menjangkakan pengurangan bajet sebanyak 20 peratus untuk Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) pada belanjawan 2010 yang akan dibentangkan bulan depan tidak menjejaskan operasi pasukan pertahanan negara.

    Menterinya, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata, sebelum ini kementerian itu merupakan kementerian keempat yang menerima peruntukan tahunan terbesar daripada kerajaan.

    Menurut beliau, kementerian tidak mahu membebankan kerajaan dan pemilikan aset sedia ada mampu untuk memantapkan operasi dalam memastikan keselamatan negara terjamin.

    “Saya juga memberi jaminan kementerian tidak akan membebankan kerajaan dalam memperoleh aset-aset baru akan datang,” katanya pada sidang akhbar selepas mengadakan lawatan ke tapak projek pembinaan Kompleks Markas 1 Divisyen di Muara Tuang di sini hari ini.

    Turut hadir Timbalan Panglima Tentera Darat, Leftenan Jeneral Datuk Zulkifeli Mohd. Zin dan Panglima 1 Divisyen, Mejar Jeneral Datuk Awie Suboh.

    Kompleks Markas 1 Divisyen di Muara Tuang yang sedang dalam pembinaan didirikan di tanah seluas 351.8 hektar dan menelan kos sebanyak RM214 juta.

    Projek tersebut bermula pada 27 Julai 2006 dan dijangka siap pada 6 Februari 2010.

    Menurut Zahid, Kompleks Muara Tuang mengalami kelewatan melebihi 20 peratus pada masa kini dan berharap ia dapat diatasi segera.

    Tambahnya, peruntukan asal untuk Kompleks Muara Tuang adalah sebanyak RM312 juta tetapi ia dikurangkan kepada RM230 juta yang menjadi salah satu punca kepada kelewatan projek tersebut.

    Beliau berkata, terdapat beberapa kem dan kuarters baru untuk ATM lambat disiapkan tetapi tidak akan mengambil keputusan untuk menyenaraihitamkan kontraktor yang terlibat.

    Kementerian dalam hal itu, katanya, akan mengambil pendekatan membantu kontraktor terbabit supaya projek yang dianugerahkan dapat disiapkan walaupun terlewat daripada jadual.

    “Pendekatan kerajaan adalah untuk membantu kontraktor. Kita perlu bekerjasama dengan kontraktor.

    “Kalau dulu syarikat yang lewat menyiapkan kerja boleh disenarai hitam. Tapi pendekatan saya kali ini berbeza… pendekatan menghukum telah berlalu,” katanya.

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    Tapak kem ATM di bandar kekal

    9-9-2009

    KUCHING: Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) tidak akan menjual tapak tanah kem lama miliknya terutama di lokasi di bandar utama berikutan ia akan menjadi aset strategik mengukuhkan pertahanan negara pada masa depan.

    Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, berkata ketika ini ada beberapa kem lama yang berada di dalam atau berhampiran bandar utama dalam proses perpindahan ke lokasi baru yang lebih luas dan selesa.

    Katanya, kem lama berkenaan tidak akan dijual semata-mata atas nilai komersial tinggi, sebaliknya dikekalkan sebagai aset ATM yang boleh digunakan sekiranya menerima arahan tertentu dari kerajaan.

    “Aset ini tidak akan dijual walapun diketahui nilainya di pasaran komersial adalah tinggi, sebaliknya ia akan disimpan bagi tujuan strategi pertahanan di masa depan.

    “Dengan langkah Kerajaan memperkenalkan program Private Public Partnership (PPP), saya yakin ATM pada masa depan tidak perlu lagi terlalu bergantung kepada kerajaan bagi mendapatkan pembiayaan membina infrastruktur dan kemudahan anggotanya,” katanya ketika sidang media selepas melawat Kompleks Markas 1 Divisyen yang baru di Muara Tuang, di sini, semalam.

    Turut hadir Timbalan Panglima Tentera Darat, Left Jen Zulkifeli Mohd Zin; Panglima 1 Divisyen, Mej Jen Datuk Awie Suboh dan Ketua Staf Am Markas Medan Tentera Darat, Brig Jen Datuk Shaharudin Abu Bakar.

    Mengulas mengenai kelewatan pembinaan Kompleks Markas 1 Divisyen berkenaan, Zahid berkata, ia adalah sesuatu yang tidak dapat dielakan berikutan masalah kewangan yang dihadapi kontraktor namun secara keseluruhan beliau berpuas hati dengan kerja pembinaan.

    “Pembinaan kem ini adalah antara projek yang dilaksanakan mengikut PPP dengan kelewatannya tidak membabitkan sebarang kos tambahan yang perlu ditanggung Kerajaan sebaliknya pemaju yang menanggung semuanya.

    “Ia cuma terlewat empat bulan dengan pemaju telah memberi beberapa alasan yang diterima Kementerian Pertahanan selain mereka berjanji akan menyiapkannya sebelum pertengahan tahun hadapan,” katanya.

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    15 projek ATM terbengkalai — Kementerian Pertahanan kecewa program pemodenan terbantut

    Oleh: ZABRY MOHAMAD, Utusan Malaysia, 30/12/2005

    KUALA LUMPUR 29 Dis. – Hanya satu sahaja daripada 16 projek penswastaan oleh Kementerian Pertahanan dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kelapan (RMK-8) berjaya disiapkan dan diserahkan kepada kerajaan mengikut jadual.

    Projek tersebut adalah pembinaan kem tentera di Bukit Gedung, Pulau Pinang.

    Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pertahanan, Tan Sri Subhan Jasmon yang kecewa dengan perkembangan itu berkata, kegagalan syarikat-syarikat terbabit menyiapkan projek yang diberikan telah melambatkan program pemodenan Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM).

    “Kemajuan projek penswastaan kemudahan-kemudahan ATM amat tidak menggalakkan.

    “Adalah mendukacitakan kerana daripada 16 projek itu hanya satu saja yang dapat diserahkan kepada kerajaan mengikut syarat-syarat yang ditetapkan,” katanya ketika berucap pada majlis menandatangani perjanjian projek penswastaan kem tentera di sini, hari ini.

    Projek penswastaan merupakan salah satu cara meringankan beban kerajaan khususnya Kementerian Pertahanan dalam melaksanakan projek-projek pembinaan.

    Melalui kaedah ini, Kementerian Pertahanan akan membayar nilai projek tersebut dengan penukaran tanah milik Kerajaan Persekutuan kepada syarikat terbabit.

    Antara projek yang terbengkalai ialah pembinaan Kem Transit dan Rejimen 502 Askar Wataniah bernilai RM66 juta berdekatan Kementerian Pertahanan di sini.

    Kem Transit setinggi 10 tingkat itu sepatutnya siap pada penghujung tahun 1999.

    Ia dibina bagi menggantikan kem yang sedia ada di tapak seluas 1.6 hektar di Lot 108, Mukim Ampang.

    Projek lain adalah pembinaan kem tentera di Skudai, Johor bagi menggantikan Kem Majidee di Johor Bahru.

    Satu lagi pembinaan kompleks pengajian tinggi ATM yang dikenali sebagai Pusat Pengajian Pertahanan Nasional (Puspahanas) di Taman Templer, Rawang, Selangor.

    Projek yang pada asalnya dirancang untuk dilaksanakan dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kelima (RMK-5) ditangguhkan sehingga ke hari ini.

    Menurut Subhan, kemantapan sesebuah angkatan tentera bergantung kepada kemudahan-kemudahan yang diberikan kepada mereka.

    “Tanpa kemudahan yang mencukupi serta berkesan maka sukar untuk melahirkan sebuah pasukan pertahanan yang mantap demi meneruskan visi dan misi negara,” jelasnya.

    Sementara itu, majlis hari ini menyaksikan upacara menandatangani perjanjian projek penswastaan bernilai RM230 juta membabitkan pembinaan Kompleks Markas 1 Divisyen serta Kem Batalion Keempat Rejimen Renjer Diraja di Muara Tuang, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak dan pakej keempat Akademi Tentera Malaysia (Atma) di Kem Sungai Besi di sini.

    Ia merupakan salah satu daripada 16 projek yang diswastakan Kementerian Pertahanan dalam RMK-8.

    Kos pembinaannya akan dibayar dengan penukaran tanah milik Kerajaan Persekutuan seluas 236 hektar di Bukit Raja dan Kapar di Klang, Selangor serta di Jalan Palm, Kuching, Sarawak.

    Ia akan dibina oleh Konsortium Jendela Hikmat Sdn. Bhd. terdiri daripada tiga syarikat iaitu Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT), Cascara Sdn. Bhd. dan Bakti Wira Sdn. Bhd.

    Projek berkenaan dijangka siap dalam tempoh tiga tahun.

    Bagaimanapun, kerajaan melanjutkan tempoh tersebut kepada tiga tahun dan sembilan bulan.

    Ia merupakan projek penswastaan pertama diberikan tempoh siap oleh Kementerian Pertahanan.

    Antara yang hadir di majlis itu adalah Panglima ATM, Laksamana Tan Sri Mohd. Anwar Mohd. Nor; Panglima Tentera Darat, Jeneral Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Zainal; Panglima 1 Divisyen, Mejar Jeneral Datuk Muhamad Effendi Mustafa dan Pengerusi Jendela Hikmat Sdn. Bhd., Jeneral (B) Datuk Seri Che Md. Noor Mat Arshad.

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    Reduced Allocation Will Not Affect Armed Forces’ Operations

    Bernama News, 9 September 2009

    KOTA SAMARAHAN, Sept 8 (Bernama) — The expected 20 per cent decrease in allocation for the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) in the 2010 Budget will not affect their operations, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

    He said previously, the Defence Ministry received the fourth largest annual allocation from the government to manage and carry out security operations.

    “We don’t want to burden the government and are confident that with the existing assets, the armed forces can still strengthen their security operations,” he told reporters after visiting the project site for the First Division army headquarters complex in Muara Tuang, here, Tuesday.

    He said projects being implemented by the ministry, especially the construction of quarters for its officers and staff nationwide, would not be directly affected by the reduced allocation.

    He said the concept of “Public and Private Partnership” in each of the ministry’s projects had proven to have a positive impact.

    He said under this concept, the ministry would cooperate with the developers in solving problems faced in a project.

    “We (government) don’t want to worsen the situation, such as project delays by cancelling developers’ contracts, so we will solve the developers’ problems together,” he said.

    On the construction of the First Division army headquarters complex costing RM214 million, he said it was expected to be completed by the middle of next year, which would be a four-month delay from the original expected date.

    He said the delay was due to problems which were beyond the control of the contractor and developer.

    The complex on the 869.5ha site will also be the home of the division’s infantry battalion, and engineers, signals and artillery regiments and intelligence unit, and include family quarters, a sports complex, and fire station and police station.– BERNAMA

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    Senarai nama mereka yang memperolehi projek penswastaan

    Utusan Malaysia 21/6/1998

    KUALA LUMPUR 20 Jun – Berikut ialah senarai nama mereka yang mendapat kelulusan prinsip projek penswastaan yang dikeluarkan oleh ibupejabat UMNO di sini hari ini. Susunan senarai adalah mengikut nama pemegang saham utama, syarikat pengambilalih atau syarikat konsortium.

    1. Tan Sri Datuk Mohd Salleh Sulong, Datuk Maznah Jalil, Hishammudin Kadir – Konsortium Gadek- Perspec Sdn Bhd (Perspec Prime Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya Lembah Kelang Selatan (SKVE).

    2. Datuk Abdul Kalid Ahmad, Datuk Ahmad Nazri Abdullah, Datuk Kadir Jasin, Mohd Nor Mutalib, Anak Syarikat SEDC Perak – SILEX Sdn Bhd (Teras Cemara – MRCB dan Perak Corporation Bhd – Anak Syarikat SEDC Perak) – Lebuhraya Ipoh – Lumut.

    3. Anak Syarikat PNB, Tan Sri Halim Saad, Datuk Nik Hussin Abd Rahman – Projek Lebuhraya Timur Sdn Bhd (MMC – Anak Syarikat PNB, UEM, MTD-Seleksi) – Lebuhraya Pantai Timur.

    4. Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye, Datin Thong Nyok Choo, Ahmad Johan, Chan Cheong Hoo, Mohd Alkaf Mohd Kahar, Anak Syarikat SEDC Perak, Anak Syarikat Negeri Selangor – Konsortium LPB Sdn Bhd (Talam Corporation Berhad, Larut Corporation Berhad, Perak Corporation Berhad – Anak Syarikat SEDC Perak, Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad – Anak Syarikat Kerajaan Negeri Selangor) – Lebuhraya Pantai Barat Dari Taiping ke Banting.

    5. Datuk Ghazali Khalid, Dr Norzan Mohd Yusof, Tan Sri Wan Abd Rahman Wan Yaakob, Tengku Datuk Zainal Adlin Tengku Mahmud – LeKLAS Sdn Bhd (MGIC Berhad, Ribuan Kerjaya Sdn Bhd, Gabungan Delima Sdn Bhd, Disitu Holding Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Rawang.

    6. Datuk Mustaffa Kamal Hj Abu Bakar, Datuk Lin Yun Ling, Wan Lokman Wan Ibrahim – Madang Permai Sdn Bhd, (MKN Kencana Sdn Bhd, Gamuda Bhd, Darma Dedikasi Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya Bertingkat Kuala Lumpur.

    7. PNB, Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim – Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd – Lebuhraya Shah Alam-Kuang.

    8. Datuk Nik Hussin Nik Abdul Rahman, Nik Fauziah Nik Hussin, Mohd Pauzi Abd Hamid – Konsortium Alloy Consolidated Sdn Bhd, Puncak Sabit Sdn Bhd, Nikvest Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya Koridor Pandan.

    9. Datuk Wan Puteh Wan Mohd Saman, Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh, Dr Uzir Abdul Malik – Konsortium Alam Ria Sdn Bhd (Anekawal Sdn Bhd, Eaglegray Sdn Bhd, Bidang Jaya Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya Muar-Tangkak-Segamat.

    10. Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Abdul Rahman, Zaini Ismail, Dr Low Wan Loy, Mohd Zaini Amra – Konsortium Syuhada, Makmur Ria Sdn Bhd (Bumihiway Sdn Bhd, Syuhada Makmur Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya Gemas-Pasir Gudang-Johor Bahru.

    11. Datuk Hamdan Mohamad, Ahmad Zahdi Jamil, Anak Syarikat Kerajaan Johor – Konsortium KPRJ Rancak Bistari (Kumpulan Pasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ) – Anak Syarikat Kerajaan Johor, Rancak Bistari Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya Senai-Johor Perdana-Desaru.

    12. Datuk Ahmad Ismail, Datuk Anuar Othman, Datuk Ahmad Faud Md Ali, Goh Choon Ann, Chong Chee Huat – Konsortium Peninsula Metro-Works Sdn Bhd (Nadi Senadung Sdn Bhd, Kumpulan Pinang Sdn Bhd, Setegap Berhad) – Lebuhraya Jalan Lingkaran Luar Pulau Pinang.

    13. Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Fook Ling, Tan Sri Muhd Yusuff Muhd Yunus, Hussaini Abdul Karim – SPEKTRA Sdn Bhd, (Sun Way City Bhd, Varia Mentari Sdn Bhd) – Lebuhraya KL Transit Route.

    14. Datuk Wan Adli Ibrahim, Datuk Yahya Jalil, Tan Sri Datuk Mohd Salleh Sulong – Konsortium Detik Nagasari (Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd. Ibex Corporation Sdn Bhd, DRB) – Jambatan Menggantikan Tambak Johor.

    15. Datuk Abdul Ghani Yusof, Dualim bin Yusoff – Danau Hijau Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Pembangunan Semula Stadium TPCA di Lot 5, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz dan Pembangunan Tanah Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN) di Lot 1699 Jalan Pandan, Kuala Lumpur.

    16. Lembaga Tabung Haji – Lembaga Tabung Haji – Kompleks Kementerian Kewangan Likas, Sabah.

    17. Puan Zubaidah Bunyamin, Hamzah b. Zainuddin, Dr Abdullah Sepien – Prousaha Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah Kastam dan Eksais DiRaja di Tampoi dan Larkin, Johor Bahru.

    18. Datuk Amin Shah Omar Shah, Azlan Shah Omar Shah, Faridah Omar Shah, Koperasi Serbaguna Jelutong – Konsortium Penang Shipbuilding & Construction Sdn Bhd – Koperasi Serbaguna Jelutong Pulau Pinang – Pembangunan Tanah Kastam dan Eksais DiRaja di Bukit Gelugor, Seberang Perai dan Seberang Perai Tengah.

    19. Syed Abu Husin Hafiz Syed Fasal, Azmir Hanapiah – ZAQ Development Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah MARA di Jalan Enggang, Kuala Lumpur.

    20. Hj Ramli Ahmad, Abdullah Masod, Raja Nur Laili Raja Mokhtar – Halaman Ilmu Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah MARA di Persiaran Gurney, Kuala Lumpur.

    21. Datuk Lim Gait Tong, Datuk Hj Iqbal Hj Mohd, Kuppa Pitchai Rawther, Zainol Abidin Datuk Hj Salleh – Farlim Group (M) Berhad – Pembinaan Maktab Kerjasama Malaysia.

    22. Datuk Razali Abdul Rahman, Datuk Che Mohd Annuar Che Mohd Senawi, Wong Kang Hwee – Landmarks Engineering & Development Sdn Bhd – Pembinaan Kediaman Rasmi Ketua Perwakilan dan Canseri Tambahan di Singapura dan Bangunan Pesuruhjaya Tinggi di Ottawa, Kanada.

    23. Anak Syarikat PNB – Percon Corporation Sdn Bhd – Pembinaan Kedutaan Besar Malaysia di Washington DC, Amerika Syarikat.

    24. Koperasi Polis Diraja Malaysia – Koperasi Polis Diraja Malaysia Bhd – Pembinaan Balai Polis Batu 3, Shah Alam, Selangor.

    25. Dr Umi Kalsum Mohd Nor, Nor Aida Khalil, Dimensi Tuah Sdn Bhd -Kompleks Jabatan Imigresen Johor Baharu.

    26. Lembaga Tabung Haji, TH Universal Sdn Bhd (Anak syarikat Tabung Haji) – Kompleks Ibupejabat Polis Daerah Ipoh, Perak.

    27. Zainalabedin Othman, Norsehan Abu Bakar – Konsortium JH Management Services Sdn Bhd, YPJ Development Sdn Bhd (Anak Syarikat Negeri Johor) – Pembinaan semula ibupejabat polis kontinjen Johor.

    28. Menteri Kewangan Diperbadankan – Uda Holding Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah Rizab polis Jalan Tun H.S. Lee.

    29 Azmi Mohamad, Lin Thean Seng, Sarban Singh s/o Bachan Singh – KP Jurumurni Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah FAMA di Kelana Jaya, Selangor dan Larkin, Johor Baharu.

    30. Jamal Abdul Nasir Ghazali, Mohd Hussain Ariffin – Wadah Utama Sdn Bhd – Pembinaan Kondotel di atas Lot 1278-1282 Port Dickson.

    31. Tengku Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Rithaudeen b. Tengku Ismail, Ir. Heng Aik Koon, Ng. Teik Guan – Kaslan Development Sdn Bhd (HMS Resources Sdn Bhd dan LTAT) – Pembangunan Tanah Kastam Dan Eksais Diraja di Lembah Kelang.

    32. Datin Dr Kalsom Ismail, Mohd Najeb Ali – Summax Corporation Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Semula Tapak Rizab Pendidikan di Taman Setiawangsa.

    33. Datuk Bahari Ali, Lim Poh Ho, Arsam Darmis – Sejati Avenue Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan semula tapak Sekolah Perempuan Seri Puteri, Kuala Lumpur.

    34. Datuk Ahmad Johan, Muhamad Nong – Strategic Crest Sdn Bhd. (PJS Industries Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Asrama Universiti Putra Malaysia.

    35. Permodalan Kedah Bhd, Musa Sheikh Fadzir, Harun Hj. Faudzar, Omar Hj Faudzar – Lembah Sintok Devt Corp. (Permodalan Kedah Bhd, Maju Mahsuri Sdn Bhd) Aseania Holdings Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Asrama Universiti Utara Malaysia.

    36. Ahmad Effendy Abu Bakar, Kamshah Abu Bakar, Bernard Foo Kum Chuen, Hj Bahrin Ayub, Hj Tahrin Ayub – Alumni UKM – Pandan Mulia Devt. Sdn Bhd, Kausar Corp Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Asrama Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

    37. Datuk Bujang Bagong, Syed Zain Alkudcy Syed Mahmood, Ismail Shafie, Seow Yong Chin – Cygal Bhd (Superior Circles Sdn Bhd, Omega Nominees (Tempatan) Syed Zain Alkudcy Syed Mahmood – Pembangunan Kampus Universiti Teknologi Skudai.

    38. Zarina Hashim, Mustapha Md Jusoh, Ooi Teng Kok – Ratus Vista Sdn Bhd (Menara Hidayat Sdn Bhd, Syabas Awansari Sdn Bhd) – Pembangunan Semula Tapak Sekolah Rendah dan Sekolah Menengah Khir Johari dan Sekolah Menengah Bandar Sungai Petani, Kedah.

    39. LTAT – Boustead Holdings Bhd (Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera) – Kerjasama Antara Boustead Holdings Bhd dengan Univesiti Malaya Untuk Penanaman Kelapa Sawit.

    40. Datuk Megat Najmuddin bin Datuk Seri Megat Khas, Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Farouk Ishak – Syarikat Dermaga Suasa Sdn Bhd. – Penswastaan Pembangunan Tanah Lembaga Pelabuhan Kelang.

    41. Abdul Latif bin Hashim, Yeow Siew Wah – Konsortium LGG Sdn Bhd (Life Development Sdn Bhd, Goldencolt (M) Sdn Bhd) – Pembangunan Tanah Suruhanjaya Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang.

    42. Harun Hj Faudzar, Omar Hj Faudzar – Fadason Holdings Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan Tanah DBKL Lot 9016 dan 9017 Mukim Batu, Kuala Lumpur.

    43. Datuk Ridzuan Abdul Hamid, Yap Swan Chee, Shaib Md Elah – Mega Legacy Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan Semula Tapak Rumah Panjang DBKL Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur.

    44. Abdul Halim Abdul Rahman, Roslan Abdul Rahman, Abdullah Mahmad – Tongkat Jaya Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan Semula Tanah DBKL Lot 24207 – 24210 Mukim Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.

    45. Tan Sri Ahmad Mohd Yusof, Datuk Mohd Razali Abdul Rahman – Titian Aspirasi Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan Semula Tapak Kuarters Kerajaan di Lot 3983 Jalan Ampang Kiri Kuala Lumpur.

    46. Supek Yusof, Roshita Ahmad Stalin, Faizal Ahmad Stalin – Pribena Construction Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan Semula Tanah Perkuburan di Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Jalan Loke Yew dan Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur

    47. Hong Lee Pee, Lim Miau Yong, Wan Mohd Adlil Wan Daud, Datuk Dr Jaafar Ahmad – EPN Sdn Bhd (Pilecon Development Sdn Bhd., Casa Armas Sdn Bhd) – Cadangan Pembinaan Elevated Pedestrian Network di Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

    48. Engku Affandi Sulaiman, Zakaria Salleh – Monumental Properties Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan Tanah DBKL di Bt 3 1/4, Jalan Kelang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.

    49. Onn Abdul Aziz, Raja Kamaruzzaman – Israk Jaya Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan Tanah DBKL di Lot 2 dan Lot 3 Seksyen 94, Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur.

    50. Muhd Shafiee Mat Ali, Datuk Tan Liu Beeng – Milek Perusahaan Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Pembangunan di Lot 5252, 24344, 24680 Kg Seri Malaysia Baru, Kg Melayu dan Kg Muhibbah, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur.

    51. Dr Zaharuddin Alias, Norzan Abdullah – Panoramic Benefit Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Semula Tapak Hentian Bas Putra.

    52. Hj Abdullah Md Ali, Abdullah Ali – Maju Selantar Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Semula Kuarters Kerajaan di Lot 65, Jalan U-Thant dan Lot 66, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

    53. Wan Ismail Wan Nik, Abdul Aziz Tahir – KL City Bazar Sdn Bhd (Dulu dikenali sebagai Nikmat Mahir Sdn Bhd) – Pembangunan Semula Pasar Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.

    54. Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Datuk Wan Adli Wan Ibrahim, Tan Wee Giap – Wangsa Sejati Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Semula Kolam Renang Weld, Kuala Lumpur.

    55. Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Dr Tajuddin Hj Mohd Jali, Bahrin Ayub, Wong Boong Loong – Pantai Dalam Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Semula Kg Haji Abdullah Hukum, Kuala Lumpur.

    56. Datuk Abdul Ghani Yusof, Mohd Kamil Jamil, Datuk Lee Lam Thye – Warisan Tradisi Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Semula Tapak Kuarters DBKL Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

    57. Jen (B) Tan Sri Yaakob Mohd Zain, Tun Ghafar Baba, Asnida Tun Daim – Cochrane Indah Sdn Bhd (Progresif Setia Sdn Bhd/Konsortium Super Vision City/Citra Integrasi Sdn Bhd) – Pembangunan Semula Kuarters Kerajaan Jalan Peel dan Jalan Cochrane.

    58. Datuk Khalil Akasah, Datin Rahimah Wan Ahmad – Asie Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah di Persimpangan Jalan Pahang/Jalan Tun Razak (Projek Taman Sari).

    59. Anak Syarikat Lembaga Tabung Haji – TH Properties Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah Lot 218,302,304, 247 di Jalan Pahang, Mukim Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.

    60. Anak Syarikat TNB – TTDI Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Lot 1560, 920 dan 3, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

    61. Haji Johari Abu Bakar, Mohd Shariff Abdul Hamid – Barb Holdings Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tanah Lot 5631, Jalan Sekilau, Batu 3 1/2, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

    62. Datuk Ezat Emir, Datuk Anuar Othman – Forever Fresh Coolstore Technology Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Pembinaan Kompleks Dingin Beku, Pasar Borong, Selayang.

    63. Datuk Mohd Ramzan Ibrahim, LTAT, Datuk Mohamed Ikbal – Warisan Pinang Sdn Bhd (Citi Intergrated Sdn Bhd Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT Iqrah Holdings Sdn Bhd) – Penswastaan Pembinaan Kompleks Tentera Darat, Bukit Gedong Pulau Pinang.

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    64. Datuk Nik Ibrahim Nik Mahmood, LTAT, Baharin Ayob – Konsortium Jendela Hikmat Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Kompleks Markas 1 Division di Muara Tuang dan Kem 4 Renjer Diraja, Sarawak.

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    65. Datin Rozana Tan Sri Datuk Haji Redzuan, LTAT, Anak Syarikat Kerajaan negeri Johor – Himpun Bersatu Sdn Bhd/LTAT/Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor – Penswastaan Tapak Majidee, Johor.

    66. Zubaidah Bunyamin dan Azizi Hisham Bunyamin – Farizar Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Pembinaan Rumah-rumah Bujang, TUDM Subang.

    67. Datuk Mohd Ramzan Ibrahim, Koperasi ATM Berhad dan Yayasan Guru Malaysia Berhad – Cherating Metropolitan Sdn Bhd. (Citi Integrated Sdn Bhd, Koperasi ATM Berhad, Yayasan Guru Malaysia Berhad) – Pembangunan Semula Tanah Tapak Lapang Sasar Di Sungai Dua, Pulau Pinang.

    68. Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah, Mohd Mokhlis Abd Jalil dan Anak Syarikat Negeri Selangor – Awan Megah Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan pembinaan Kompleks Pusat Pengajian Pertahanan Nasional (PUSPAHANAS), Templer Park Selangor.

    69. Tan Hock Keng, Hong Lee Pee, Datin Mahyon Haji Idris, Chong Kok Keong, Dr Nordin Ahmad, Anak Syarikat LTH dan Zaini Haji Ismail – Konsortium: (Pilecon Engineering Bhd/Gemasama Sdn Bhd/Pembinaan Seleksi Sdn Bhd/Saquina Sdn Bhd) – Pembangunan Kompleks Pusat Latihan Tentera, Kem Gemas.

    70. Tan Sri Datuk Lee Shin Cheng, Datuk Haji Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, Lee Cheng Leang, Chan Fong Ann, Lee Yeow Chor dan Yeo How – Industrial Oxygen Incorporated Berhad (IOI) – Pembangunan Semula Kawasan Tapak Hospital Permai, Tampoi, Johor Bahru.

    71. Tan Sri Halim Saad, Tuan Haji Bidari Tan Sri Mohamed dan Tan Sri Datuk Seri Teong Teck Leng – Jiwa Unik Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Tapak Hospital Lady Templer.

    72. Ghazali Saiboo dan Othman Zakaria – Bagan Runding Sdn Bhd – Akuakultur PERDA Kuala Sungai Pinang.

    73. Mahani Mydin dan Ramlah Mahadi – Winrank Sdn Bhd – Pusat Pelancongan Telok Bahang PERDA.

    74. Datuk Mohd Zahari Abd Rahman, Huzair Othman, Shawalludin Md Din dan Mohd Zulkhairi Mohd Zain – Carta Minda Sdn Bhd (ABI Construction & Carta Minda) – Pusat Pelancongan Pulau Asmara Feringgi, PERDA.

    75. Muhammad Fadhil Muhammad, Mohd Nor Hamzah dan Datuk Muhammad Hamzah – Udabina Sdn Bhd – Pusat Pertumbuhan PERDA Pongsu Seribu.

    76. Lembaga Tabung Haji, Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ali dan Datuk Anwar Othman (Kumpulan Pinang Holdings) – LTH/Kumpulan Pinang Holdings (KP Capital Corporation, KP Usahasama Sdn Bhd dan KP Equities Sdn Bhd) – Pusat Pertumbuhan PERDA Tok Alang.

    77. Datuk Elli Mohd Tahir, Elman Mohd Tahir dan Rahmah Abu Bakar – Prescon Sdn Bhd (Salam Properties Sdn Bhd, Arctic Engineering & Civil Engineering Sdn Bhd) – Perumahan Jengka Jaya.

    78. Rosli Harun dan Mohd Khalid Harun – Housecoff Sdn Bhd – Perumahan Permatang Shahbandar II, Jengka.

    79. Abdul Shukor Hj Mohamed, Hj Jaafar Hj Mohamed, Abu Manshor Dain dan Hendon Hj Mohamed – USRA Sdn Bhd – Perumahan dan Padang Golf Lurah Indah, Jengka.

    80. Zubir Yahya, Datuk Amirullah AM Mahyudin, Azlan Abas, Mohamed Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail, Toh Puan Norrashikin Ismail, Samad Solbai dan Abdullah Mohd Salleh – Konsortium KEJORA-YPJ Sdn Bhd (Kumpulan MBO, YPJ Corporation Sdn Bhd, Tawakkal (Johore) Sdn Bhd, Yayasan Pendidikan Kota Tinggi – Lembaga Kemajuan Johor Tenggara (KEJORA).

    81. Tengku Abdullah Ibni Sultan Hj. Ahmad, Tengku Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Rithaudeen Tengku Ismail, Tengku Uzir Tengku Ubaidillah, Datuk Mohd Hussain Yusof – Pahangbif Holdings Sdn Bhd (RB Agro Industries Sdn Bhd) (MHY Animal Industries Sdn Bhd) – Syarikat Pahangbif Sdn Bhd.

    82. Datuk Mohd Hussain Yusof, Hanifah Md. Ariff, Hazizul Mohamed Hussain – MHY Animal Industries Sdn Bhd – Syarikat Darabif Sdn Bhd.

    83. Omar Abdul Aziz, Abdul Razak Osman – Kami Koshida Sdn Bhd – Kilang Jus PERDA.

    84. Rushi Hj. Abdul Rahman, Kamaruzaman Mohd Amin, Mohamad Yusoff Ismail, Mazliza Ahmad – Nuri Sakti Sdn Bhd – Syarikat Majutani KEDA Sdn Bhd.

    85. Dr Nabil Tan Sri Abdul Jalil, Datuk Mohamed Zain, Mohamed Yusof, Datuk Jimin Idris, Lily Rozita Tajuddin – Velosi Certification Sdn Bhd (Velosi (M) Sdn Bhd, Selat Semarak Sdn Bhd) – Aktiviti Pemeriksaan Berkanun Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan.

    86. Ahmad Puad Ismail, Abdul Hadi Awang Hamat – Building Lindungan Sdn Bhd – Pengurusan Bangunan Gunasama Kerajaan Persekutuan Kawasan Timur.

    87. Md Ali Omar, Wahid Mohd Razal, Mohd Salleh Maidin – Taraf Gemilang Sdn Bhd – Pengurusan Bangunan Gunasama Kerajaan Persekutuan Kawasan Utara, Sabah dan Labuan.

    88. Haji Zaid bin Haji Abdullah, Hajjah Zaidah bt Mohd Salleh, Chua Ching Geh – Kajicuaca Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Progessive Impact Corp Sdn Bhd, Budaya Ria Sdn Bhd) – Penswastaan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kajicuaca Malaysia.

    89. Dr Fathil Mohamad, Hithayatullah Abdul Ghaffour – Ilham Daya Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Penswastaan Unit Kajian Makanan dan Barangan Gunaan Orang Islam, JAKIM, JPM.

    90. Datuk Nasaruddin Abdul Jalil, Soohaimi Abdul Rahman – Cartarama Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Perkhidmatan Ambulan.

    91. Datuk Paduka Hajjah Zaleha, Mohd Ali dan anak-anak, Atan Mustaffa dan V.M. Chandaran – Renar Services Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Pusat Haemodialisis Hospital-Hospital Kerajaan.

    92. Ismail Sulaiman, Ramli Amat, Ismail Ahmad dan Datuk Helmi Taib – MIJS Lawnet Services Sdn Bhd (Mesin Niaga Bhd/Ayer Molek Bhd/ONB-IT Sdn Bhd) – Penswastaan Sistem Rujukan Undang-undang dan Pengurusan Kes.

    93. Kamaluddin Abdullah, Ibrahim Haji Ahmad, Tatsunobe Abe, Lim Kok Sai, Mohd Ali Abu Bakar dan Datuk Mohd Sulaiman – Desatera Sdn Bhd (Dimiliki sepenuhnya oleh Dewina Berhad) – Penswastaan Perkhidmatan Katering, Di rumah-rumah Masak ATM).

    94. Sabastian Foo Khoon Long dan Mohamed Jusoh – HVD Holdings Sdn Bhd, Keris Motion Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional dan Jabatan Filem Negara.

    95. Allahyarham Tan Sri Yahya Ahmad, Tan Sri Datuk Mohd Salleh Sulong, Mohd Kamal Omar, Hj Bujang Ulis, Tan Sri Datuk Lim Yan Hai dan Minhat Mion – Urusdaftar Berkomputer Sdn Bhd (Ramgate System Sdn Bhd, Saratosa Sdn Bhd, Sendang Mewah Sdn Bhd, Europlex Sdn Bhd – Perkhidmatan Pendaftaran dan Perlesenan serta Pengurusan Rekod JPJ.

    96 (i). Tan Sri Datuk Mohd Salleh Sulong, Datuk Ahmad Johan, Teh Kian An, Kerajaan Negeri Selangor/Pahang/Terengganu/Kelantan – Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (HICOM, Pembinaan Jayabumi, Jetson Bhd, Kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan dan Terengganu) – Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal Seluruh Negara.

    96 (ii). Datuk Ahmad Saad, Shamsir Ghazali, Kamarudin Yusof, Panjalingan Pillay, Kerajaan Negeri Perak/Pulau Pinang/Kedah/Perlis – Northern Waste Industries Sdn Bhd (KKI Industries, Wagon Engineering, MHES, Zamrud Maju Sdn Bhd, Kerajaan Negeri Perak, Kedah, Perlis dan Pulau Pinang) – Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal Seluruh Negara.

    96 (iii). Abdullah Ibrahim, Ho De Leong, Henry E. Chelvanayagam, Geh Sok Lan dan Mohd Anuar Mohd Saufi – Southern Waste Management Sdn Bhd (Conseec Gali Sdn Bhd, Group Esys-Montery, Kembangan Restu, TNB Engineering Consultancy, AWS Jaya, Environmental Consultants, Black & Vealth International, Kerajaan Negeri Johor, Melaka dan Negeri Sembilan) – Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal Seluruh Negara.

    96 (iv). Anak syarikat PNB, Kerajaan Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak – Eastern Waste Management Sdn Bhd (konsortium MMC Engineering Sdn Bhd, Sinoh Environmental Sdn Bhd, Kerajaan Negeri Sabah dan Sarawak) – Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal Seluruh Negara.

    97. Mohd Adnan Hashim VM Chandran dan Faiyadz Mahalli – Malaysian Exim Development Sdn Bhd (Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah, Naluri Anggun Sdn Bhd) – Bekalan Air Rawatan Air Terbuang Di Taman Teknologi Tinggi Kulim.

    98. Dimiliki 100 peratus oleh Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu – Syarikat Bekalan Air – Jabatan Bekalan Air Terengganu.

    99. Dimiliki 100 peratus oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang – Penang Water Sdn Bhd – Pihak Berkuasa Air Pulau Pinang.

    100. Datuk Haji Zainal Abidin Hj Abdul Kadir, Tan Sri Datuk Yeoh Tiong Lay – Pakatan Perakbina Sdn. Bhd dan UDA Holdings Sdn Bhd – Cadangan Menguasai 70 peratus Saham Udapakat Bina Sdn Bhd.

    101. Hj. Abdullah Hj. Sulaiman, Ahmad Aizad Mohamed, Aminuddin Mat Yusof dan Ismail Shafie – Marine System Engineering (Terengganu) Sdn.Bhd – (MARA Shipyard Engineering (Terenganu).

    102. Abdul Fatah Mohd Amin, Rokeman b. Dahalan, Ahmad Suradi Adnan, Faezah Mohd Sani, Rosli Abu Bakar dan Rahim Hassan – Pelkum Sdn. Bhd – SPPIK (Syarikat Pembangunan dan Pemasaran Industri Kampung).

    103. Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Shamsuddin (Pengerusi BIMB), Dr Hamzah Ismail dan Dr Ismail Salleh – Pembiayaan Perumahan Nasional Sdn Bhd, (Bank Islam (M) Bhd. Trans-Cosmic Sdn Bhd) – Penswastaan Bahagian Pinjaman Perumahan.

    104. Chan Lai Sun dan Koo Thien Loy – Sinawang Sdn Bhd – Rumah Sembelih Khinzir, Senawang, Negeri Sembilan.

    105. Liew Kiat dan Khoo Kin Sen – United Abbatoir (Melaka) Sdn Bhd – Rumah Sembelih Khinzir, Melaka.

    106. Ang Bun Siang, Chon Chin dan Yong Yon Lai – Rumah Sembelih Kempas Bersekutu Sdn Bhd – Rumah Sembelih Khinzir, Kempas , Johor Bahru.

    107. Md Yusof Md Johor, Datuk Jamaluddin Jarjis, Tengku Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah – Konsortium: (Kumpulan MBO DZJJ Sdn Bhd, TAS Industries Sdn Bhd, Kerajaan Negeri Pahang dan Koperasi Serbaguna Pahang – Lembaga Kemajuan Pahang Tenggara (DARA).

    108. Md Sharif Arsat dan Hj Mohd Salleh Omar – Konsortium: Kumpulan MBO (Warisan Jengka Sdn Bhd), Kerajaan Negeri Pahang dan Kakitangan Jengka – Lembaga Kemajuan Wilayah jengka (JENGKA)

    109. Datuk Ir Mohd Ariffin bin Abdul Rahman, Musa bin Abdul Khattab, Mohd Amin bin Mohd Yusoff, James Ann Wanm Tiang dan Nika Gee Siew Yee – Pandan Perkasa Sdn Bhd (Wismada Builders Sdn Bhd. Ratus Barisan Sdn Bhd) – Penswastaan Pembangunan Semula Kawasan Kompleks Sukan di Persimpangan Jalan Kampung Pandan/Jalan Perkasa, Kuala Lumpur.

    110. Datuk Haji Mohd Ramli bin Khusairi, Datuk Mah Siew Kwok, Datuk Hamzah bin Zainuddin, Tan Sri Datuk (Dr) Abdul bin Abdul Rahman, Datuk Chan Sau Lai dan Yong Choo Kong – Team Capital Sdn Bhd – Pembangunan Tapak Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) Dusun Tua, Hulu Langat, Selangor dan Pembinaan IKBN gantian di Temerluh, Pahang.

    111. Sharifuddin Budin dan Khairul Samad bin Hassan – Trans Titiwangsa Explorer Sdn Bhd – Penswastaan Rumah Penginapan Tanjung Mentong dan Taman Negara Terengganu.

    112. Datuk Kamaruddin Mohamed, Datuk Redzuan Abdul Halim dan Haji Johari Mat – Keris Bakti Sdn Bhd, Swata Sprint Sdn Bhd, Endutrack Sdn Bhd. – Amanah Saham MARA Berhad.

    113. Tengku Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Rithaudeen bin Tengku Ismail, Tengku Kamarul Bahrin Tg. Ahmad Rithauddeen, Tengku Farah Lucia Tg. Ahmad Rithaudeen – Irat Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd, – MOF Incorporated, – Irat Properties S/B (Irat Holdings S/B, LTAT) – Hotel Budaya & Bangunan Komersil, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.

    114. Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, Datin N. Yasmin N.M.F. Kamil dan Datuk Ibrahim Ali – Trisilco Equity Sdn Bhd, Ibroni Sdn Bhd, Promoter MBO – MARA Holdings Sdn Bhd. – Bernama.

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    from bciasia.com :

    Malaysia’s construction sector is about to grow again for the first time in years.

    Total trade in Malaysia hit a historic high of RM1.1 trillion (US$306 billion) last year up 10.5% on 2005, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said last week. Exports rose to RM589 billion while imports were at RM481 billion. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to surpass the earlier-projected growth of 5.8 % last year and 6% this year.

    Positive developments in the general economy are beginning to influence spending in the construction sector, which contracted 1.6% in 2005 and 1.5% in 2004 in GDP real terms. Official figures for the first three quarters of 2006 show another minor contraction but construction spending is about to grow again, according to BCI Asia. The construction media group’s Research Department in Malaysia is reporting an increasing volume of large projects about to start construction. This positive trend is expected to be sustained beyond 2007 with Malaysia allocating RM200 billion to its new five-year development plan.

    BCI Asia researched and published more than 6,000 reports on projects worth over RM 280 billion last year at concept, design, documentation, tender, post tender and construction stages. Infrastructure and transport projects made up 25.7% of this value, residential made up 21.8%, followed by office (11.3%), industrial (9.8%), retail (7.4%), utilities (6.5%) and hotel (3.4%). Health, community, educational and recreational projects made up the remaining portion.

    More than RM50 billion worth of private and public projects are scheduled to start construction in 2007 with a major portion being infrastructure projects, according to BCI Asia.

    Work on the RM3 billion, 22.5-km-long Penang Second Crossing is due to start in the second quarter of 2007 while RM7 billion has been budgeted to expand the Light Rail Transit (LRT) networks in the Klang Valley, due to start construction in the third quarter. Other major civil works due to start this year include the RM1.6 billion Bukit Besi-Bukit Payung package of the East Coast Expressway, the RM1.3 billion first phase of Johore Monorail, the RM1.5 billion revived Kajang-Seremban Highway, the RM800 million Taiping-Padang Renggas Double-Track Rail Line and the RM613 million three-package Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway.

    Major upgrading works, with a total value over RM580 million, have been planned for Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Batu Berendam Airport, Senai Airport and the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang in 2007.

    Construction activity about to get underway for major residential projects in the Klang Valley includes SDB Properties’ 20trees hillside development in Taman Melawati, Puncakdana’s RM160 million Dana 2 at Kayu Ara, Melati Ehsan’s revived Riverside Condominium, Titijaya’s RM150 million First Subang, MK Land’s RM150 million Rafflesia at Damansara Perdana and Asia Pacific’s MyHabitat in the city centre.

    Down south, the RM630 million Danga Bay Mixed Development (Parcel C1 and C2) is to get underway mid year. Up north, SP Setia’s maiden project in Penang, the RM150 million Setia Pearl Island gated-community development, is about to get underway as is the new Penang Equestrian Centre costing RM375 million.

    Industrial projects will contribute significantly to construction spending this year. Work on the RM1 billion solar-power-panel factory at Kulim Hi-Tech Park is due to commence in 2007, although design is still at an early stage. Other industrial projects due to start work this year include Senai Seagate’s RM1 billion Media Substrate Plant, the RM350 million KTM Central Workshop in Batu Gajah, Naza Automotive’s RM130 million Assembly Plant in Bertam and SGL Carbon Asia-Pacific’s RM50 million factory in Banting.

    Commercial towers, due to start construction this year, that will alter the Klang Valley skyline include the RM1 billion Four Seasons hotel and residential towers of 70 storeys and 42 storeys, the RM300 million Hyatt Hotel, the 26-storey LTAT office tower at Mutiara Damansara and the 53-storey Menara YNH.

    RM8 billion worth of projects are due to start construction in East Malaysia this year. In Sabah, the projects include a RM1.3 billion coal-fired power plant, the RM700 million Teluk Salut 2nd power plant, RM350 million Sandakan Integrated Trade Exchange Terminal (SITEXT), the 80-hectare UMS Sandakan new campus and the RM100 million One Place Mall. Projects in Sarawak include the 30-storey Kuching Tower Hotel, the 22-strorey Novotel Interhill Kuching and army camps at Jalan Muara Tuang and Temudok, Sri Aman.

    Across Malaysia, Syarikat Pembinaan BLT Sdn Bhd (PBLT), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance Incorporated, is to undertake 52 projects worth RM3.7 billion this year. These projects include police headquarters, police stations, logistic complexes, training centres, lock-ups, laboratories and police quarters.

  • babeh_kuran_nephew

    To all Dayak@Bidayuh. Taib Mahmud now are in deep trouble. Almost every country where Taib keep his money now are doing their investigation on money laundering. All his children Jamilah Hamidah Taib, Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib, Hanifah Hajar Taib are under investigation too. Many company and other company all over the world start to stop doing business with company associate with Taib’s family and cronies. Most of this company do not want to be investigate by foreign country. All Taib’s cronies are still working have been bribe. Hundred’s of transaction of money worth million’s ringgit have been done in foreign bank. Total amount of transaction near billions of ringgit.

    Note for Taib:-

    “If you can easily bribe anyone, or any cronies. Someone else will easily bribe them. Your money will never enough for them. Do you have enough money to bribe back all your cronies and business involvement when someone willing to pay higher price for it? This bribe worth 10 times of your business value. It start circulating from a business value RM1mill until hundred’s of million.”

    Please take note this.

  • aborium

    Our Minister of Special Functions cheekily told us today that we don’t change for the sake of changing. Who does that, anyway? The people of Sarawak want changes because they are fed-up with the way the State has been administered and controlled by Taib and his cronies to the point that the people are put under a spell of fear if they dissent. They know the wrongdoings that have been going on for the past 31 years and they’ve suffered and tolerated long enough.

    Until the State takes a long, serious and protracted look at itself in the mirror, there’s little to talk about changes, let alone SCORE. And for goodness sake, SCORE is under the direct control of Taib & his cronies. So let us ask him:

    Do you want the people of Sarawak to change, to forget your wrongdoings, and go into a new round of so-called ‘change’ to further the interests of State’s looters and manipulators? Poodah!