Friday, April 29, 2011

Frustrated parent puzzled by OUTRIGHT rejection for Petronas scholarship

Dear YB,
I’m resident of Taman Bukit Maluri and wish to bring to your attention with regards to the above; recently my son and quite a number of his schoolmates (Taman Bukit Maluri secondary school – sits SPM last year) applies for the above.
He obtains 10A (8A+, 2A) and 1B+ for his mandarin (of which is pending appeal result as according to his teacher, his should be getting at least an A based on his school examinations thus far). Anyway to cut the story short, these few young man and ladies (just for your information these “group” of student’s SPM results are not any worse than my son’s) applies petronas scholarship as well as matriculation courses in local U – BUT sadly to say that they were rejected “OUT-RIGHT” – not even get a call for interview or whatsoever. However in his school there’s one “special” (not to mention ‘race’) lady whose results are no where near these group of people yet she gets admitted to the matriculation!
My question is – IF Petronas and matriculation courses are not for the non special people than make it clear and don’t waste the time and dashed the hope of these naïve young “Malaysian”! Do you know how disappointed these youngsters when they gets the result? – No words can describe!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life is daily being torn down by sordid images of sex video and graphic descriptions of a certain sodomy court

Dear YB,
As a parent, I work hard to ensure, at least in my own home, that my children are protected from the assaults of sex upon their tender senses. I am angered that what I work so hard at is daily being torn down by sordid images of sex video and graphic descriptions of a certain sodomy court case taking place right now. This is a violation of my personal space as well as that of my family and is completely unacceptable. Please raise this issue to the public and pressure BN to stop such violations through our media. Media practitioners themselves also must be pressured into being prudent what is being published or broadcasted. Otherwise, how can our children be kept safe from such depraved assaults?
Please speak up for us.
Thank you.
Doh Mee Yuen

Thursday, April 21, 2011

MACC had proof of DAP’s innocence

Source: (By Teoh El Sen, 20/4/2011)
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been accused of possibly losing certain receipts that could prove that DAP did not siphon off state government funds.
The allegation was made by lawyer Lim Lip Eng today outside the Royal Commission of Inquiry investigating Teoh Beng Hock's death. However, Lim today claimed that those receipts had already been given to MACC.
"I just want to tell the truth. On Sept 14, 2009, MACC Putrajaya, through my law firm, had already seized (received) all the original receipts," Lim said.
Lim, the DAP Segambut MP, said that MACC had either misplaced the receipts or its lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah "did not do his homework". "MACC should be the one producing those receipts,' he added.
Lim was today present to represent his client Lee Wye Wing, a businessman who was engaged as contractor for several projects by Seri Kembangan state assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah (Teoh's boss).
When Lee took the stand yesterday, Shafee alleged that Lee has been raising funds for DAP through Ean Yong's projects. Shafee asked the RCI to order Lee to produce certain receipts to prove that DAP Serdang Aman had paid out advances to contractors before being later reimbursed. The commission, however, turned down Shafee's application, saying that the MACC should not “make use of the commission”.

Take action against telco companies for unlawful digging

Source: (By TAN KARR WEI, 11/4/2011)
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) should take stern action against telecommunication and utility companies who dig up roads without permits.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said he had visited at least six sites including Desa Sri Hartamas, Solaris Mont Kiara, Bandar Manjalara and Segambut Dalam where roads had been dug up without permits from DBKL. “DBKL has confirmed with me that these companies did not apply for a permit to dig up the roads,” he said. Lim was speaking to reporters in Taman Bukit Maluri, where work to lay cables for a telco company had been going on for more than two months.
Resident Lim Giam Soon, 58, who is also a committee member of the Yee Lan Bukit Maluri temple committee, said workers who dug up the road had dumped the earth into the drain along Jalan Burung Jentayu and Jalan Burung Enggang. “They started digging the road before Chinese New Year and there is still work being done at other areas. The earth has clogged up the drain and it has been left there for awhile,” said Giam Soon. He added that a stretch at the intersection of the two roads had been dug up but not resurfaced, resulting in a pothole that posed a danger to motorists. He had taken his own initiative to place two rocks and a traffic cone at the stretch to alert motorists. “The hole is quite big and dangerous for motorcyclists,” Giam Soon said.
Lip Eng urged companies who planned to lay cables or pipes to go through the proper channels. “DBKL has advised residents to inform them when they see companies digging up roads without permits. “I also hope that the DBKL can set up a special squad to check on these complaints,” he said.
As of press time, DBKL has yet to give their comments on the matter.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Parliament: Samy Vellu earns RM27,000 monthly as special envoy


Former Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu draws a monthly salary plus allowance of RM27,227.20 in his role as special envoy for infrastructure to India and South Asia, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz.

In a written reply to Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng in Parliament, Nazri said Samy Vellu's role as envoy is to help Malaysian construction firms break into the South Asian market. In line with his status as special envoy, which carries the rank of a minister, Samy Vellu also receives "other amenities and allowances" from the Government. Samy Vellu also has six staff in his office in Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, paid for by the Government. "The job scope of the envoy does not clash with other Malaysian officials in South Asia as his responsibility is only to identify infrastructure projects in the fast-growing region that Malaysian companies can venture into in accordance with local laws and regulations," Nazri said. Besides India, other South Asian countries under Samy Vellu's portfolio include Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Samy Vellu was named special envoy for infrastructure to India and South Asia in December by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after he stepped down as MIC president, a post he held for 31 years.

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Najib: Private sector CEOs receive higher salaries and benefits

Source: (Reports by MARTIN CARVALHO, YUEN MEIKENG and JOSHUA FOONG, 7/4/2011)

THE pay scales and benefits of chief executive officers (CEOs) of Govern­ment-linked companies (GLCs) in four major industries are considerably lower than their counterparts in the private sector, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

In a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (DAP–Segambut), he said the incomes and benefits received by the CEOs of GLCs were based on their work experience, expertise and performance. The amount of benefits given to the CEO of GLCs was based on guidelines in the Blue Book, Increasing Management Performance, which was published by the Putrajaya committee for high performance GLCs, he added. Najib said the income levels of the CEOs of the GLCs are commensurate with their responsibilities and the achievements based on their respective KPIs. The KPIs are aimed at transforming the GLCs into high-performing companies.

Najib said the CEO of power utility company YTL Corporation Bhd received an annual income and benefits amounting to between RM3.6mil and RM10.2mil between 2006 and 2009. However, the Tenaga Nasional Bhd CEO received between RM0.8mil and RM1.4mil annually for the same period.

In the banking sector, the CEO of Public Bank Bhd is the highest paid banker in the country, with an annual income and benefits of between RM4.7mil and RM6.1mil from 2006 to 2009. However, Maybank Banking Bhd CEO received between RM1.4mil and RM4.9mil for the same period, he added.

Najib said for the airline industry, the CEO of AirAsia Bhd received an annual income and benefits worth between RM1mil and RM6mil from 2006 to 2009. However, Malaysia Airlines’ CEO got between RM0.9mil and RM1.5mil for the same period.

In the automotive industry, the CEO of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd received an annual income and benefits of between RM4.5mil and RM4.95mil compared with the CEO of Proton Holdings Bhd, who received between RM0.5mil and RM1mil in the three-year period.

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