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Saturday, March 31, 2012
A friend who is closely involved with the Ministry of Finance told me that the Government is trying to use EPF money to finance the Sara 1 Malaysia scheme to the tune of RM4 billion.
The shocking thing though is that the cost to Government to implement the scheme is RM4 billion over the five years to subsidise the scheme's interest for participants, something which was never revealed. What's worse is that because this is unbudgeted, they don't have any money to do it and are trying to borrow the cash from EPF, in a repeat of the DBKL low cost housing fiasco.
I think this is terrible ! I hope you can use your resources to check if this is true and if so, please highlight it. If the BN government is really being this irresponsible, people have a right to know. Thanks."
Friday, March 30, 2012
This is so typical of that family. Instead of saying "A proud product.." why not try 'A quality product of the National Feedlot Corporation'? You are selling a food product, not your pride.
Having said that the meat was of good quality. Very lean, with not much 'marbling' (fat content). Marbling means the white streaks of fat running across the meat (like the white streaks on the marble table top in our kitchen which you can see in the picture). However a good steak cut should have some marbling - it makes the steak juicier when it is cooked.
Served with a really nice salad, cold pasta and a potato - mushroom dish which the Mrs cooked up in a jiffy, it was a nice dinner for five.
- A businessman agreed to be a nominee for a RM445mil syndicated loan facility as two individuals told him that they were principals acting for (Finance Minister) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
- Low Thiam Hoe, 55, said he believed Hamzah Harun and Mohd Faiz Abdullah of Arus Murni Sdn Bhd in an instant when they told him in March 1997 that they were principals acting on behalf of Anwar (the Finance Minister)..
- “They told me about a deal where I, together with certain other individuals and/or companies, were to finance the majority shareholders of Arus Murni Corporation Bhd (AMCB) in return for a pledge or mortgage of our respective shareholdings in AMCB as security for some syndicated loan arranged by the plaintiff (Hong Leong Finance),” he said.
- He said he agreed to be a nominee for the syndicated loan transaction based on the representation, adding that it was also because Mohd Faiz was Anwar’s speech writer.
- he said there were Arus Murni, Hood Osman, Nik Hussain Nik Mohamed and Mekuritek Sdn Bhd.
- he said: “From what I know, they are all cronies of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.”
- Questioned by Hong Leong’s lawyer, Low agreed that he knew what he was getting into concerning the deal.
- Paramalingam told the court that Anwar refused to accept the subpoena when it was served on him on Wednesday evening at Parliament.
- would move to the court to compel the Opposition Leader to attend court.
- The hearing continues on April 12
- TalentCorp organises outreach sessions for professionals in Britain
- LONDON: TalentCorp and its partners are hitting the ground in Britain to engage the thousands of Malaysian professionals and students based there in a series of international outreach sessions.
- Besides London, TalentCorp will cover several other cities including Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.
- Among other things, it will organise career fairs and networking dinners for the professionals, be-sides guiding the students on how to prepare proper resumes and make an impact during inter- views.
- TalentCorp is supporting the UK and EIRE Council of Malaysian Students – the largest representation of Malaysian students in the Britain – and Graduan, a career resource organisation, in hosting two full-day career fairs. The first was on Tuesday at Northumbria University. The largest employment event for Malaysian students in Britain will be held at University College London on Sunday. These career fairs are endorsed by TalentCorp under its Career Fair Incentive.
- Under this, Malaysian companies participating in the career fairs are offered double tax incentives.
- “The annual event provides Malaysian students the chance to learn about the dynamic career opportunities and secure jobs in 40 leading companies and organisations such as the Securities Commission Malaysia, Sime Darby, PwC, CIMB Group among others,” TalentCorp said. Dinners will also be held in Glasgow and Dublin for other professionals next Wednesday and Friday respectively.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
China and Malaysia trade this year (2012) is expected to hit US$100 billion, which will make Malaysia the third country in Asia after Japan and South Korea, to reach that level, China's Ambassador to Malaysia, Chai Xi, said. Chai Xi was speaking at a media briefing on China-Malaysia relations and the 2012 Sessions of the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Kuala Lumpur. In 2011, the two-way trade had touched a record US$90 billion with Malaysia having a US$30 billion trade surplus.
- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested that the party consider fielding talented outsiders with a clean record in the next general election.
- Umno should apply meritocracy when deciding on candidates
- “What is wrong with fielding someone from outside (the party) who is capable and free from corruption and other problems?”
- Dr Mahathir said Umno faced a scarcity of competent leaders at the top for decades due to the unwritten policy of restraining those with brains from joining the party.
- the party might face the prospect of losing if it fields incumbents who are deemed incompetent, he said.
- “.. many of our present leaders are not well-accepted by the rakyat.”
- Umno needed support from outside the party to win in the general election.