Friday, October 24, 2014

SELAMAT MENYAMBUT AWAL MUHARRAM 1436H

Asalamualaikum WBT.

Saya ingin mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Awal Muharam 1436H.

Izinkan saya mengingatkan Saudara/Saudari untuk membaca Doa Akhir Tahun Hijrah, dibaca 3 kali pada akhir waktu Asar atau SEBELUM masuk waktu Maghrib (Juma'at 24hb Oktober 2014) pada akhir bulan Zulhijjah.

" Dengan Nama Allah, Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang. Semoga Allah mencucuri Rahmat dan Sejahtera keatas junjungan kami Nabi Muhammad SAW, ahli keluarga dan sahabat-sahabat Baginda sekelian.


Ya Allah, apa yang telah kami lakukan dalam tahun ini daripada perkara-perkara yang Engkau larang daripada kami melakukannya dan kami belum bertaubat daripadanya, sedangkan Engkau tidak redha dan tidak melupakannya, dan kami telah melakukannya di dalam keadaan di mana Engkau berupaya untuk menghukum kami, tetapi Engkau memberi peluang untuk kami bertaubat selepas kami melakukan dosa-dosa itu semuanya, maka kami memohon keampunanMu. Ya Allah ampunilah kami. Terimalah Taubat kami ini dan mana-mana perbuatan yang kami lakukan sepanjang tahun ini yang Engkau redhainya dan Engkau menjanjikan kami dengan pahala, maka kami memohon akan diperkenankan perbuatan (amal bakti) yang kami lakukan itu dan Engkau tidak menghampakan harapan kami. Ya Allah, Tuhan yang Maha Pemurah. "

Sesiapa yang membaca doa ini, Syaitan berkata, "Kesusahan bagiku dan sia-sia lah pekerjaanku menggoda anak Adam pada setahun ini dan Allah binasakan aku satu saat jua. Dengan sebab membaca doa ini, Allah ampunkan dosanya setahun".

Kemudiannya bacalah Doa Awal Tahun dibaca 3 kali SELEPAS Maghrib Juma'at 24hb Oktober 2014) pada malam satu Muharram.

" Dengan Nama Allah ,, Maha Pengasih Lagi Maha Penyayang. Selawat dan Salam kepada Junjungan kami Nabi Muhammad SAW, ahli keluarga dan para Sahabat Baginda sekelian.

Ya Allah, Engkaulah Tuhan yang kekal selama-lamanya. KelebihanMu sangat besar dan Kemurahan Mu sangat-sangat diharapkan. Tibalah sudah tahun baru, Kami mohon kepadaMu agar terpelihara kami sekelian didalam tahun baru ini daripada tipu daya syaitan-syaitan yang terlaknat, juga daripada kuncu-kuncu syaitan dan bala tenteranya. Dan kami mohon daripadaMu akan pertolongan mengalahkan runtunan nafsu amarah (nafsu yang mendorong kepada kejahatan). Kami memohon juga kepadaMu Ya Allah akan rasa sedia ingin membuat kerja-kerja kebajikan yang boleh mendampingkan diri kami kepadaMu. Ya Allah Tuhan yang Maha Agung lagi Mulia, yang sebaik-baik mengurniakaN Rahmat. “

Sesiapa yang membaca doa ini, Syaitan berkata "Telah amanlah anak Adam ini daripada godaan pada tahun ini kerana Allah telah mewakilkan dua Malaikat memeliharanya daripada fitnah Syaitan".


Kepada Allah Berserah.
Wasallam WBT.

Monday, September 8, 2014

WHO'S SHITTING WHO?



(Untuk Bahasa Melayu, Sila Tekan Ke bawah)


SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT – SKUDAI KIRI

It has come to our attention that the mega projects in and around Danga Bay have caused discomfort for the residential areas opposite the projects concerned around Marine Vista. When it rains, because of the lack of proper drainage as promised and planned during the development process, the water rises very quickly and runs deep that even large saloon vehicles can't maneuver through it. This shows how thoughtless and irresponsible the developers are in their duties towards the people who use the road everyday leading to the city.

I have brought the matter up in the Special Actions’ Committee in the Johor Bahru District Office and hope that stern action is taken immediately on the parties concerned to remedy the situation.

But what I am even more concerned about at this moment are the complaints from the residents in Skudai Kiri, Johor Bahru where a Sewage Treatment Plant, 18 acres in size is earmarked to be built. This is to cater for residents from the new development projects around Danga Bay and part of Nusajaya into this primarily Malay populated area.

Skudai Kiri is a Malay enclave in between the heart of the Johor Bahru City and the Capital of the State Administration in Nusajaya. The people there as I do, find it insulting for such a project to be placed in the Malay populated area especially when the total acreage for Danga Bay spans around 450 acres in size. Surely they can find 18 - 20 acres within the realms of that estate away from this village that awaits for better development prospects that might enhance the economy of the rakyat living there instead of causing a stillborn and stunting the appreciation in the value of their property.

I will not mince my words by saying that these are primarily Barisan Nasional voters and in view of a recent call to find the "wow factor" in UMNO by the leadership, the very least we can do first while waiting for the "miracle flashbulb" to blink is to preserve and not hurt the feelings of our own supporters who do not deserve this kind of treatment.

If it is true that this sort of plant which is planned for the area is one that is of the state of the art and is covered with beautiful landscaping etc., in contrast to the open concept of the oxidation pond, then by all means, further beautify the luxurious property development, housing in the future, the rich residents with their own sewage.


 Gives A Whole New Meaning To "Taking From The Rich And Giving To The Poor"



We are to understand that there is no concrete decision made yet by the government on this project. It means that it can be reviewed and the STP may be relocated to a place more appropriate. 

Soil Them Not With Thy Poop! The Idea Is To "Gatorise" The Malays, Not "Ghetto-Rise" Their Neighbourhood!

Skudai Kiri, Kampung Pasir And Pengkalen Merin Are The Three Main Affected Areas, And The Majority Of These Residents Were The Ones Who Carried Barisan Nasional Through In Pulai In The Last 13 Elections In The History Of This Nation.

These Loyalists Are The Kind Most Commonly Coined Or Referred To By Our Top Leaders As Barisan Nasional’s 'Fixed Deposit". Let Us Not Transform Them Into A Leaking Curent Account".

Johor Cannot Afford To Lose Even One Vote In The Next General Elections.



(DALAM BAHASA MELAYU)

Projek-projek mega yang sedang rancak bertumbuh di persekitaran Danga Bay kini sudah mula menjadi kebimbangan dan kegusaran kepada penduduk kawasan bertentangan yang berhampiran khususnya di kawasan kediaman Marine Vista, yang cukup prihatin dan begitu ketara ketidakselesaannya.
Dengan kepadatan penduduk kawasan tersebut, segala permasalahan ketika hujan lebat seperti banjir kilat dan kesesakan lalulintas yang tidak terkawal adalah berpunca dari kurangnya perancangan perparitan semasa proses pembangunan kawasan tersebut yang lebih sistematik dan lebih berpemikiran hadapan.
Saya telah berusaha membawa perkara tersebut dalam perjumpaan saya bersama Jawatankuasa Tindakan Khas di Pejabat Daerah Johor Bahru dengan harapan agar pihak-pihak yang berkenaan akan mengambil tindakan tegas dengan serta-merta bagi membaik-pulih keadaan.
Namun apa yang lebih menruncing dan membimbangkan saya adalah aduan-aduan dari penduduk-penduduk di Skudai Kiri di mana loji rawatan air kumbahan bakal dibina diatas tanah seluas 18 ekar di kawasan itu . Yang lebih mengharukan, loji tersebut dibina diatas kawasan yang padat dengan penduduk Melayu dan projek itu memberi laluan untuk memenuhi keperluan penduduk pembangunan baru di persekitaran Danga Bay dan Nusajaya.
Skudai Kiri adalah kawasan Melayu di antara tengah-tengah bandar Johor Bahru dan ibu kota pentadbiran negeri di Nusajaya. Perancangan loji rawatan air kumbahan ini dilihat seolah-olah seperti suatu bentuk penghinaan untuk diletakkan di dalam kawasan penduduk orang Melayu, sedangkan jumlah keluasan bagi Danga Bay merangkumi lebih daripada 450 ekar. Walaupun tapak yang di cadangkan itu kepunyaan pemaju, pastinya untuk mencari 18 hingga 20 ekar ditempat lain adalah cukup mudah tanpa melibatkan kawasan behampiran penduduk Melayu yang sudah lama bertapak di situ.
Secara tidak langsung jika loji tersebut dibina, nilai tanah kawasan tersebut bakal menjunam dan segala bentuk penambahbaikkan dan pertumbuhan ekonomi bakal berhenti dengan serta merta. Taraf kehidupan bagi penduduk Melayu di situ juga besar kemungkinan akan semakin merosot. 
Adalah tidak keterlaluan untuk saya nyatakan disini bahawa keseluruhan penduduk yang menetap dikawasan ini merupakan pengundi tegar Barisan Nasional. Dalam kesibukan pucuk pimpinan kita mencari  'faktor wow' dan  kelainan dalam UMNO, sementara kita menunggu ianya tiba, sekurang-kurangnya kita pelihara dahulu sebaik mungkin kepada mereka yang cukup setia dan tidak berbelah bahagi dalam memberi komitmen dan sokongan kepada kita selama ini. Naluri merekalah yang patut didahulukan.
Jika benar seperti yang diwar-warkan bahawa loji yang bakal terbina adalah yang tercanggih didunia, mempunyai ciri tertutup dan akan diterap dengan lanskap yang cantik berbanding dengan konsep konvensional yang terbuka, mengapa tidak loji tersebut dibina didalam kawasan pembangunan hartanah mewah berhampiran tempat tinggal mereka sendiri, yang berlanskapkan kekayaan gaya hidup masa depan? Bukankah ianya bersesuaian bagi memenuhi penyelesaian masalahan kumbahan mereka sendiri? 
Kami difahamkan bahawa tiada lagi keputusan yang konkrit dibuat oleh kerajaan untuk kelulusan projek ini. Maka  segala perancangan masih boleh diubah suai mengikut kesesuaian dan kepentingan penduduk disini.
Skudai Kiri, Kampung Pasir dan Pengkalen Merin adalah diantara tiga kawasan utama yang terjejas, dan majoriti penduduk disini adalah orang-orang yang telah bertanggung-jawab di atas kemenangan besar kepada Barisan Nasional di Pulai dalam pilihan raya sepanjang sejarah 13 pilihanraya umum di bumi Malaysia.
Bumi Johor inilah yang layak dikategorikan sebagai asset penting dan benteng terakhir Barisan Nasional. Sudah sampai masanya kita mementingkan penyokong tegar kita dahulu dari mengejar apa yang mungkin tidak akan berbelah kepada kita pada akhir hari yang suka berselindung di atas alasan pembangunan.
Apa Gunanya Kalau Ada Pembangunan Yang Tidak Menyebelahi Orang Tempatan Malah Menjadi Penyebab Pula Kepada Kita Hilang Kuasa. Allahu Alam.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

IN THE NAME OF GOD, A RIGHTEOUS KING AND COUNTRY, SALAM MERDEKA!


Demi Allah, Raja Dan Negara

"Disini Lahirnya Sebuah Chinta" Is All Nice And Sweet, But This Country Doesn't Need Romancing Folks! It Commands Our Allegiance To Be Pledged To It With Full Conviction Without Question! Fly The Flag And Be Proud Of It! Salam Merdeka!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

WOW FACTOR FROM UMNO DIVISIONS?





THE " WOW " FACTOR


Today there was news on a good idea being mooted by the Deputy Prime Minister about the WOW factor being sought for UMNO to “ remain relevant and accepted by the people “.

It is essential that we constantly search for that edge to improve on our performance and standing as a government, for the benefit of the people.

However, while our party reaches for innovation, we need to correct the serious kinks within it, that make the people look at us in disgust and dismay.

I can say that they are watching us, and how we work within the party. If we ask the people to have confidence in us yet we allow our own machinery to openly do the opposite, self-sabotaging ourselves at party level, the fence sitters will ask themselves not to bother the next time they are asked to vote for us.

I shall give you three examples that make people from outside wonder if we are indeed serious in addressing the problems that make us irrelevant.

For instance,  the Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (JASA) is under the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture. Its role in translation means  “Leading pubic opinions in the direction of 1Malaysia in support of the government “.

Does it make sense that these officers work in JASA to encourage the mass to support the Barisan Nasional, yet after the people (who are not necessarily UMNO members) have voted the UMNO/ BN candidate into office, the very same JASA officers in turn challenge the winning BN MPs or State Reps in the ensuing UMNO divisional elections?

What kind of a moronic system do we have here and what is the message that we are sending to the voting Rakyat? Is it that we want them to be confident of our party man but it is alright for us not to have confidence in our own man who they voted for in the elections? 

Secondly, does it make sense that while UMNO divisional office bearers get automatic passes to be delegates in the UMNO General Assembly, yet several MPs and State Reps who are not office bearers have to compete in the division’s yearly elections to be among the 7 elected delegates to attend the UMNO General Assembly?

Should not they be exempted and given mandatory passes as automatic delegates considering it is important for the UMNO “wakil rakyats” to hear the debates and collectively address the issues raised?

Thirdly, UMNO’s inner system is self-destructing because “ we “ constantly sabotage each other to hold office in the party thinking that it is more important to be a warlord than to worry about the outcome of the upcoming general elections. They probably think that the "wow" that the Deputy PM meant was the "Jawi" abbreviation which stands for "Warlord".

For example, we have many agencies like JASA, KEMAS and several others that are meant to interact with the people and gather feedback for the government to improve itself.

These various agencies have their own budget, workforce and serve under their own respective ministries.  They are supposed to work for the government. Sadly, some are working for their own Ministers who have aspirations to hold higher positions in the party.

Besides going about their daily jobs, the officers also use the budget allocations and programs to gain popularity so that they can contest in divisional elections and use their influence in turn to campaign for their respective Ministers in the UMNO Supreme Council elections.

These are just a few of the umpteen examples of why we are fast becoming irrelevant in the eyes of the people. There are too many bosses and “chiefs” in UMNO with their own personal goals instead of one common mission that is to win the country and serve the people.

In that respect, these agencies are not serving the people for the Barisan Nasional government, but working for individuals in the government to maintain their positions in UMNO while subconsciously sabotaging the party’s chances in the future.

There are many wow factors that can be delivered and trust me, most won’t come from the UMNO divisions, what with the “ Singapura Di Langgar Todak “ ( a tale about leaders being threatened by intelligent minds not within them ) syndrome very much alive in divisions.

We Should Get The Wow Factors From The Social Network And Implement Them In Our Party. After All, It Will Be Them Who Will Be Voting Us In Come The Next General Elections While The UMNO Warlords Are Still Busy Sabotaging Each Other.

The One Thing Good Going For Us And Buying Us Time While We Repair Our System Is That The Opposition Is Turning Into A Comedy Court And Has Become A Real Farce.

If We Really Want A Wow Factor, We Should Address Our Problems And Adjust Our Kinks First.

We Wouldn’t Want To Be Window Dressing Without Being Able To Sell Even One Thread When The Customer Actually Enters Our Shop! 


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NO NEED TO REVIEW HIKE



There is a strong resistance in the recent toll hike involving vehicles traveling to Singapore and back. The pressure from both sides of the Causeway is for the government to review it. 

As a State BN lawmaker from Johor, I think it is essential that the Federal Government stands by the decision made and already implemented, or we will be held at ransom on every policy that we make henceforth.

We may think that a review after a decision is made of a government policy reflects on our willingness to listen to the people but on the contrary it will exhibit our weakness and inability to thouroughly weigh the viability of a prospect while exhausting all possible measures before arriving at a decision.

Even more pathetic, if the review results in benefitting foreigners piggy-backing on our citizens servicing their nation.

First of all, most of the Malaysian motorists who work in Singapore travel on motorcycles and will not be affected. 

Secondly, those who drive motorcars and lorries supplying goods and fresh food products keeping Singapore alive and healthy can surely afford to pay the toll. 

Thirdly, the buses carry about forty passengers each and it costs less than forty sen per passenger a day which should be borne by the company or factory that employs the transport service, not the workers.

Taxis can transfer the charges to their passengers and since the charge is universal across the board barring motorcycles, the preference will remain the same in the service of the other vehicles.

No changes in the pattern there except if they all decide to ride motorbikes instead, which is unlikey, meaning the demand for the type of transport services are fixed.

Fourthly, they already have an alternative route which is via the second link if they want to avoid the toll at the Causeway.

Finally, the toll only applies to the vehicles going to and coming from Singapore. It is free for the rest of the motorists using the EDL in Johor.

In Conclusion, This Is No Time To Flip-Flop And Become Fickle. That Is The Way Of The Government Of The Past.

This Is The Time To Show Strong And Responsible Leadership Sending A Message To Our Neighbours That We No Longer Offer "Lunches For Free".


Saturday, July 19, 2014

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER ON THE VEP FOR SINGAPOREANS



According To The Channel News Asia, “ starting Aug 1, the Vehicle Entry Permit fee for foreign-registered cars entering Singapore will be raised from S$20 to S$35 per day, while the Goods Vehicle Permit fee for foreign-registered goods vehicles will be raised from S$10 to S$40 per calendar month, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday (July 1).”
“The Vehicle Entry Permit fee increase only applies to foreign-registered cars and will not affect buses or taxis, the LTA said, adding that the fee for foreign-registered motorcycles will remain unchanged at S$4 per day.”
In retaliation, the Johor Government proposed to Putrajaya that we impose a levy on Singapore registered vehicles entering Johor. I have no intentions of either sugar-coating nor smoke-screening it because I assume everyone is intelligent enough to know that Malaysia made their decision very soon after the announcement by the Singapore government pertaining to the same matter.
Though it was a long time coming, we thank the Prime Minister who decided to agree with the proposal by the current Menteri Besar who seems to be more alert and brave in dealing with the City State compared to his predecessor.
I say it is a long time coming because as Chairman of the Complaints Bureau in the Pulai UMNO Division in 2002, I submitted a memorandum which included a proposal to impose a levy on Singapore vehicles to the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers' Club (Parliament), as published in the Utusan on 29th April 2002 (Yes folks! 12 years ago!!). It seems we make policies in reaction to Singapore's decisions and not from necessary suggestions made by alert local politicians.
Utusan Malaysia 29th April, 2002

(Important Note: Najib Was Not PM At The Time Of Submission).

There maybe skeptics or anti establishment freaks who argue that this is a wrong move because Malaysians who work in Singapore will be affected.


I’d like to assume that these Malaysians, though working in Singapore are still loyal citizens of this country who’ve enjoyed more liberty as Malaysians than Singaporeans in Singapore.
For instance, they are pressured to purchase Singapore registered vehicles to drive in the city state cheaply.
Let’s see how relaxed we are on our nationals.
While Singaporeans cannot drive Malaysian cars in Singapore and will be slapped with a hefty fine, we allow Malaysians to drive Singapore registered vehicles on Malaysian roads if it eases their purpose.
They pay road taxes to the Singapore government yet drive on Malaysian roads. They pay income taxes in Singapore, yet enjoy the cheap cost of living in Johor.
They cannot have it both ways.
Either they pay us a small sum while driving Singapore vehicles as a small compensation for using Malaysian roads or pay Singapore a high fee while driving Malaysian vehicles compensating Singapore for the same. 
Here lies a Malaysian’s loyalty towards his more caring Nation.
They can’t benefit Singapore and themselves at the expense of the rest of the tax paying Citizens of Johor.
It is their choice either to work in Singapore and be loyal to Malaysia or be disloyal and use Malaysia as their “oxidation pond” while they enjoy their "meal” in the City State. 
In other words, they are increasing the productivity of Singapore enriching them further being taxed but using Johor just as a "Rest House". 
For those who think that we are compelled as this helps the economy of our City, let me remind you that our growth at this moment and the far future with the will of God, is inevitable and not a choice.
It is essential to realize that this policy is not aimed at Malaysians working in Singapore but for Singaporeans who come to Malaysia and use our infrastructure and facilities. The revenue collected will be used to maintain and upgrade our facilities not only for them but also for Johoreans.

An non-Johorean acquaintance from Kuala Lumpur even said "I totally agree with our government increasing tax rates on commercial vehicles that enter Singapore. It is not fair for Malaysians to bear the cost of building and maintaining roads for transporting of general goods and food for Singapore citizens, especially Thai based trucks. On top of that they are also using subsidised diesel to transport goods into Singapore.”

Since most of the Malaysians working there travel by motorcycle, perhaps the Singapore registered ones can be charged a nominal figure while those driving cars and heavier vehicles should be progressively charged higher as it is more likely that those driving cars are organic Singaporeans. 
The elasticity of demand to enter Johor is high. Which means even with a charge of RM100 per entry, they will soon discover that it is still cheaper to drive in as the amount of Malaysian subsidy they enjoy and cheap shopping saves them several folds in return.
Furthermore, it’s not like they have a choice to drive to Batam or anywhere else for leisure.
On the flipside, if they do cut down on their trips, this will avoid unnecessary traffic in the already congested Johor roads and still increase our revenue, as we’ve never charged them such before.
Their government has imposed many measures to prevent their citizens from spending their Singapore Dollars in Johor, be it by ridiculously checking on their petrol indicator in their cars making sure that their tanks must be at least three quarters full on exit, to slowing down on efficiency and increasing the crawling and sometimes standstill traffic at the Singapore checkpoint on eves of public holidays.
Yet the flow still goes into Johor. It is like an addiction that cannot be prevented nor cured unless the Singapore government makes it illegal for their citizens to drive across. That’s a “cold turkey” that the people of Singapore will never bow to.
In Addition, They’ve Invested Billions Of Dollars In ISKANDAR Giving Them Much More Oxygen To Breathe On Compared To The Constricted Living And Business Space In The Small City State.
It’s Not Likely That They’ll Be Pulling Out Over A Nominal Fee To Enter Mainland Asia.
Bottomline: It Is A Brilliant Source Of Revenue Just Waiting To Be Had. And We Mustn’t Allow Singaporeans To Even Think That They Can Use Malaysian Workers In Singapore To Shield Them From Paying While They Exploit Our Hospitality At No Charge.