Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Armed Forces Veterans Are Already In Protest With Or Without Any Perhimpunan

I received this last nite via WhatsApp. I have purposely left out the date and location. Dont know who wrote this but it has been in the Media. 

Hari saya luangkan masa setengah hari membawa pemberita dari Malaysiakini bertemu dengan seorang bekas tentera kapt juruterbang Caribou (bekas Kapt Joyraimi) yang sekarang mencari rezeki memungut barang lusuh. Panjang temu bual tadi. Pastinya cerita yang akan keluar nanti sungguh akan menghayat hati.

Kapt Joraimi bersetuju untuk menderma canvas putih yang dia ada untuk kita buat banner perhimpunan. Tapi oleh kerana saya naik motor, saya akan ambil canvas itu kemudian.

Mej Kalam Pie TUDM (Bersara) juga bersama kami.

Selepas itu *ASP O_ _r dari IPK _ _ _* telefon saya tentang perhimpunan Aman. Kami berbincang selama lebih sejam.

Beliau memberi tahu saya bahawa *PDRM tidak benarkan veteran berhimpun di _ _ _ _* dan dia merayu pada saya supaya menghantar *memorandum sahaja ke pada PM*. Dia memberi tahu saya jika veteran meneruskan perhimpunan ini, ianya akan menjejaskan kedudukan PM yang baru dan dia telah cuba buat macam-macam untuk kebajikan rakyat seperti membenarkan rakyat mengeluarkan wang KWSP.

Saya beritahu ASP itu, pertama sekali kami tidak boleh batalkan hasrat kami dan kami akan teruskan perhimpunan ini. Saya beri tahu kepada beliau bahawa saya faham tanggungjawab saya sebagai rakyat dan saya telah baca isi kandungan perkara 10 Perlembagaan Persekutuan, Akta Perhimpunan Aman, Akta Polis, Akta Hasutan, Akta Multimedia dan peraturan-peraturan lain yang berkaitan. Kami akan patuh undang-undang negara dan akur kepada nasihat polis yang munasabah.

Saya juga memberi tahu ASP itu dia ada lah penjawat awam yang sepatutnya tidak cuba cakap memihak kepada kepentingan politik seseorang walaupun orang itu adalah PM.

Saya beritahu dia, saya faham dan hormat dia menjalankan tugasnya sebagai seorang pegawai polis tetapi saya harap dia menjalankan tugasnya menurut undang-undang dan bukannya atas tekanan orang politik. Saya juga beritahu dia saya faham tugas rumit polis dalam isu ini kerana saya juga dari keluarga polis, arwah bapa saya pun pernah jadi lapan Ketua Polis Negeri termasuk Sabah dan Sarawak dan bersara sebagai pengarah keselamatan dalam negeri dan pertahanan awam di Bukit Aman. Dua orang anak saya pun dalam pasukan Polis.

Saya beritahu dia, saya hormat kepada PM, tetapi saya tidak akan berjumpa dengan PM kerana saya telah berjumpa dengan ramai orang pemimpin-pemimpin semenjak 8 tahun saya berjuang (saya beritahu satu persatu pemimpin-pemimpin negara yang saya telah jumpa dari kerajaan BN, PH, PN hinggalah sekarang). Saya juga beritahu saya telah juga berjumpa wakil Raja-Raja Melayu. Saya beritahu dia, PM sekarang juga adalah mantan menhan yang lepas. Apa gunanya saya serah memorandum tuntutan kepada PM kalau PM pun dah tahu apa kehendak kami? Saya beritahu ASP itu jika PM takut terhadap kesan perhimpunan ini, sepatutnya PM yang panggil saya untuk bertemu dengan dia dan bukan sebaliknya.

Saya juga memberi tahu ASP itu nasib veteran ATM tidak sama seperti nasib pesara polis. Tetapi saya percaya pesara polis juga tertekan dengan kadar kenaikan pencen 2% yang bertentangan dengan Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Saya bertanya balik kepada ASP O--r *jika polis tidak benarkan kami berhimpun di ---, di mana polis nak cadangankan perhimpunan kami patut di lakukan?*

ASP O--r memberi tahu saya polis mungkin luluskan jika perhimpunan itu di buat di *--- ---*. Saya beritahu dia, saya harap polis tidak akan batal lokasi kami di saat terakhir kerana ramai veteran sudah berumur. Dia kata tidak mungkin polis akan berbuat demikian. Dia juga cadang buat perhimpunan di ---.

Saya juga memberi tahu ASP O--r *saya tidak mahu insiden ketegangan diantara pihak polis denga veteran berlaku.* Saya minta polis jangan bertindak keras dengan kami sebab walaupun mereka in agak tua tapi masih bersemangat tentera. Saya boleh kawal ahli veteran saya, walaupun yang hard core sekiranya polis juga dapat kawal tindakan mereka..

Banyak lagi isu yang kami bincang dan saya dapati ASP O--r bersetuju dengan semua apa yang saya nyatakan pada beliau.

Apa2 pun ASP O--r minta saya buat permohonan kebenaran secepat mungkin kerana katanya Ketua Polis --- sekarang sangat garang. Saya beritahu dia saya tidak risau atas garangnya dia selagi kita boleh hormat satu sama lain.

Sekian serba sedikit cerita saya hari ini...

Oh yang baru sebentar tadi veteran TUDM dari Pulau Pinang, grup V komando dan VTD dari Johor memberi sokongan pada saya dan akan datang untuk perhimpunan ---.

My Comments:

The ex-Caribou pilot survives by collecting recyclable materials. This is sad. There are about 200,000 Armed Forces veterans in the country. They survive on their military pensions which they are complaining is not enough.

The vast majority of our veterans are from the lower ranks. Hence they have very little marketable skills. Most junior ranks retire from active duty at about 40 years of age.

 


 

In reality at about age 40 they are thrown out into the real world with little marketable skills. In the past many of them ended up as mini-bus drivers, security guards and such. That ex-Caribou pilot is in the recycling business. He collects barang lusuh or used goods, 2nd hand goods, recyclable materials etc. Hence they depend heavily on their military pension which they say is not enough.

I once made a written proposal to a Minister of Defence (who I was "advising" at that time - for a short time of a few months only).

My suggestion was that the entire Malaysian Armed Forces follow the Israeli, American and Singaporean model where an already disciplined and well organised group of people  be looked at as a valuable source of human capital which can be chanelled into the economy upon leaving the Armed Forces. 

But before that can be achieved they must be well trained in multiple disciplines which will make them useful and sought after manpower in the economy. Or they can have enough skills to become entrepreneurs. 

And I made a suggestion on how this can be achieved without the government having to spend extra one sen of the Defense budget.

The trick lies in mandatory rotation of military personnel during their service careers to perform multi-tasks in the Army and thus become multi skilled. And the entire armd forces must be technically oriented.

For example a foot soldier  must not only go on jungle patrols and march in parades but he must have the technical skills to repair and maintain all his equipment - including his guns, pistols, bullets, explosives, trucks and jeeps. This should include experience in the workshops, using machine tools etc.

And every (say) two years he must be mandatorily rotated to other parts of the Army like the mechanised divisions, the artillery regiments, the signals regiment, the logistics regiments, the engineering regiment etc where the soldier will pick up new skills in heavy equipment maintenance, machine tooling, electronics, bridge building, road and other construction, ballistics, food and beverage preparation and supplies etc. Each posting should last two years to enable the soldier to become profficient in his new skills. 

And this should be done mandatorily also in the Navy and the Air Force. There should be a constant rotation of personnel so that they become multi-disciplined in their skill sets. 

In this way ALL our Armed Forces personnel will not only know how to shoot guns but they will know how to repair, maintain and manage high technology equipment and also how to manage and feed an Army. I can assure you with such a multiplicity of skills our Armed Forces personnel will be highly sought after in the private sector.

Our ex-Army veteran not only can drive a truck but he will also have the skills to repair and overhaul  truck engines.

This is the situation in the United States Army, the Israeli Defense Forces and the Singapore Military. Their soldiers are well trained and exposed to multiple disciplines and multi-tasking. They usually have above average skill sets that are highly sought after by private industry. So after leaving the Armed Forces many of their ex-armed forces personnel get good jobs or become tech entrepreneurs.

To stretch this even more - to increase their skill sets even more and widen and deepen our national pool of human capital the soldiers, sailors, airforce personnel should also be given options to switch services after say 10 years. So after 10 years a soldier in the Army can opt to switch to the Navy or Airforce. And go through the entire rotation process again. Imagine besides being able to repair, maintain and overhaul a tank a soldier can also learn how to fix jet engines and helicopters. This will improve their skill sets even more.

And all this can be done without  having to spend an extra one sen in our Defence budget.  

The Armed Forces are a ready made, well organised and a well disciplined pool of manpower.   They have so much more potential to contribute to themselves and to the nation.

Malaysian Malaysia Is Not Enough. Clearly Point Out The Wrong Policies. Then Show Us The Right Policies. And They Must Be Workable.

Well I was sad to read that the DAP's Ong Kian Ming has decided not to run in the 15th General Elections. Here is something I received today. My comments in blue.

Ong Kian Ming - the archetype of political brain drain

Friday, May 13, 2022

Fifteen years ago, the DAP came up with an experiment to change the face of the party. They recruited a 34-year-old Oxford graduate named Tony Pua. His story was compelling.

Pua grew up on the outskirts of Batu Pahat, Johor where his father was a small-scale poultry farmer to support a family of six.

he started an e-business consulting firm “youngest person to have listed a company in Singapore” at 29.

(OSTB : Err..does anyone know what happened to that company?)

two Cambridge scholars, Yeo Bee Yin and Ong Kian Ming (joined DAP) 

served in Malaysia’s first-ever non-BN cabinet, performed well in 20 months.

DAP is the home for talents – best and brightest will be appreciated

But things started to crack in 2018. 

Pua did not make it to the top 15 party leadership positions.

He finished in 18th place, tying with Jamaliah Jamaluddin.

Ong finished  14th. 

DAP election saw purge - Pua, Yeo, Ong failed to make 30-member committee

Ong’s decision to not run in the 15th general election

Ong's high-quality policy work in electoral boundaries, economics, and education 

Malaysia may change for the better – but what if it doesn’t? 

is the cause worth your life

What if it isn’t?

My comments : 

You see folks, if you are a political party in a democracy, you must win votes. That is rule no. 1.  If you win votes you get to last for sometime.

But to get to power you must win the majority votes - in the States, in the Federal Parliament.   

To win the majority votes you must convince the majority of the voters that you are good for them.

And in Malaysia the majority of voters are still the Malay and the bumiputra voters. (Although this vote is not one united bloc anymore - plus there appears to be a divide between the Peninsula Malay Muslim voter and the rest of the non Malay but bumiputra vote, whether Muslim or non Muslim - largely based in Sabah and Sarawak). 

If you ignore or do not care enough for the majority voter group you will not win power.

Yes you can form coalitions, sign MoUs etc but those things do not last.

The word that you are looking for is TRUST. Can the people TRUST you? Can enough of the voters TRUST you to take care of their future?

I recall when Ms Yeo Bee Yin was the Minister of the Environment, Science etc she banned the use of plastic bags and plastic drinking straws?? Apparently a turtle got a plastic straw stuck in its nose?? She was constantly griping about global warming.  The Chinese chicken rice sellers complained so much because they could not use plastic bags to sell chicken rice.

Folks I am over 60 years old now.  Since I was about seven years old I have bathed in the sea around Batu Ferringgi and Teluk Bahang in Penang. The rocks that we used to swim to and climb on are still there.  Old family pictures that go back to the 1940s and 1950s show cousins and uncles also standing on the same rocks in the beaches in Penang.    They have not been submerged by any rising sea levels.

And the Maldive Islands are still there. They have not sunk below the sea yet.  Here is the Maldives Airport, first built in 1960. The runways are still right by the sea.


To be inflicted with "politically fashionable" policies banning plastic bags and plastic straws was felt as more punishment by the  people including Chinese chicken rice sellers who had just helped to get rid of 50 years of bullying, racial discrimination, corruption and pure foolishness.  The people did not bargain for any new tyrants (no matter what their education or great intentions) to replace the old tyrants.

To me this is the opportunity the DAP missed.

Then there is that other major hurdle : what does the DAP have in store for the Malays? Say it plainly and say it now.  Why? Because they are the majority voters - at least in the Peninsula. 

Affirmative Action has to stay. Perhaps for another hundred years.  How do you make it workable and useful for the entire country. It is possible. You can easily marry Affirmative Action with a market economy. 

My other question to the DAP is - you were 22 months in power. Why didnt you make public the list of AP holders in the country?

Why didnt you unwind ANY of the many monopolies that have been created for the UMNO/BN cronies. Not one.

Gobind Singh first put the Sedition Act into cold storage and then took it out of the freezer, heated it in the oven and dished it out to the people again. Bhiyya what happened?

You did not reduce the ridiculous import duties, taxes, levies, APs etc on imported cars. If you had reduced car prices by even 10% or 15% the chicken rice sellers would still have voted for you. 

If you had reduced the highway tolls by 20% or 30% everyone would have voted for you. 

These are real bread and butter issues. But you did not address them.

The DAP had a golden opportunity to effect change. But change you did not.

State clearly what are the policy changes that you will enact. Be clear and precise. And be open and transparent about it. If people vote for the DAP what will we get in return.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Gunakanlah Bahasa Melayu : "Wira Yang Tidak Didendang"








 


The Fellow Who Was Jerking His Hands Up And Down - What Is The Lesson?


  • Tokoh undur diri viral diapit 2 wanita di kelab malam
  • lelaki diapit dua orang wanita di kelab malam.
  • Enggan ulas, tidak bermanfaat
  • boleh mencetuskan debat tidak manfaat

My Comments:

I have always wanted to refer to the following verse in the Quran. It applies to all human beings. It applies to all our endeavours.


 

Surah 38:27  We did not create the skies and the earth, and everything between them, in vain. Such is the thinking of those who reject. Therefore, woe to those who reject; they will suffer torments (of the fire)

Wamaa - And (we) did not

khalaqna - create

al samaa - the skies

wal-arda  - and the earth

wama baynahumaa - and what is between the two

batilan - in vain / in ignorance / in jest

thalika thannu - such is the thinking

allatheena kafaroo - of the rejectors

fawaylun lillatheena kafaroo - hence woe for the rejectors

minal naar - from the torment (fire)

So nothing has been created in vain. Everything has some purpose. The entire universe around us has purpose. You, me, the cats, dogs, pigs, the grass, poisonous snakes, poisonous plants, the sea, rivers, trees, iron, copper, gold, the stars, planets etc.

This is so basic isnt it? Of course everything has a purpose. Isnt this simple common sense? It is so basic, like telling people 'Thou shall not steal'. Or 'Thou shall not kill'

Of course everyone knows  you should not steal. Of course everyone knows you should not kill. Do you have to write it down before people can understand simple things like these? 

Sadly, yes we have to. To remind the people. Because people still kill and they still steal. And that is why every country in the world has laws that prohibit and criminalise stealing and killing. You have to keep reminding the people.

Because clever beggars can twist the meaning of stealing. Some of them have said plainly that corruption is not a crime in their understanding of crime. And they have no fixed or clearly written down criminalisation and punishment of corruption. 

So perhaps it is always timely and good to remind human beings that nothing has been created in vain. 

But what does it mean? It means exactly that - nothing has been created in vain. 

For example we have five fingers on each hand that can only bend in one direction. There is a purpose to this. You can hold a coffee cup using your fingers. You can pick up a child to feed it. You can drive a car or fly an airplane. You can plant vegetables and trees. A surgeon can use his fingers to hold scalpels and instruments to save human lives.

But if someone says that by holding your fingers and hands in a certain manner and rocking or swaying this way or that way you can alter the course of the future - well that is not the purpose of your fingers and hands. That is a deviation. 

If someone says that by placing your feet this way or that way can alter the course of the universe - again that is not the purpose of your feet and legs. That too is a deviation.  

If you insist otherwise you will suffer great disappointment and regret. Hence the torment. You will torment yourself if you believe otherwise. There will be great disappointment in life. Make good use of your hands and feet for useful purposes. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Indonesia (60% of world production) Bans Export of Palm Oil, India (2nd largest global producer) Bans Export of Wheat, Chicken Supply Threatened, Durian Prices To Go Up 100%


1. Chicken News

Just yesterday there was news of Malaysia's chicken suppliers suffering losses, selling their businesses or closing shop. Because the price of chicken feed has sky rocketed.

Egg & Chicken production affected by high prices of corn, soybean for poultry feed .  Two listed companies selling their poultry businesses.

Adding to the pressure are price control over chicken and eggs.
Lay H..g suffered loss of RM23 million for 9 months in 2021.
Listed poultry companies include LHI, LTKM, LHB, QL, TSC, CCK  
Their shares prices have taken a beating, badly affected.

What will happen to country if poultry businesses fold?
It will be more serious and the people will suffer even more.
Clueless government cannot manage the high inflation
Screw up every sector of businesses

Tuan-Tuan, syarikat pengeluar daging ayam dan telur ayam sedang tenat. Harga makanan ayam di pasaran dunia melambung naik. Harga jualan daging ayam pula di kawal Kerajaan (price control). Jadi syarikat pengeluar ayam dan telur makin rugi dan sudah mula menjual atau tutup bisnes ayam mereka.  Saya sudah kasi warning ok. Dont say I did not tell you.

Percayalah dalam sedikit masa lagi bekalan ayam dan telur akan terjejas. 

 

2. Then Indonesia has banned all exports of palm oil. Indonesia produces 60% of the global supply.

 

  • April 28, 2022, Indonesia complete ban on palm oil exports
  • threaten global food prices, extra pressure on already steep cooking oil prices 
  • Indonesia gripes with domestic cooking oil shortages triggering protests 
  • Palm oil is the most consumed and traded edible oil in the world. 
  • 77 million tons produced this year – with Indonesia 60% global share. 
  • Malaysia second with 25%  share
3. Now India has banned all exports of wheat. India is the world's 2nd largest producer. Wheat prices had already increased 40% this year. It will go up some more.


  • India world’s 2nd largest producer of wheat, banned all exports immediately
  • rise in global wheat prices threat to Indian food security 
  • to control rising domestic prices. 
  • Global wheat prices increased more than 40% in 2022
  • India’s wheat harvest suffered heatwave - stunting production
  • planned to export 10m tonnes of wheat in 2022-23
  • to Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand

 

4. Not to be left out our durian prices are expected to increase by 100% this year

  • premium varieties Musang King, Black Thorn, 100% price increase this year
  • Deputy Agri Minister said 50% drop in durian production

The Deputy Agri Minister says there is a 50% drop in durian production because of weather conditions.

In Pahang they have found a very clever method of increasing durian production. Here it is :


So last year around July (2021) they cut down 15,000 durian trees (mostly Musang King) around Raub in Pahang.

So the potential yield of durians from 15,000 durian trees have been destroyed. 

Why not cut down ALL the durian trees in Pahang? Then maybe the prices of durians will increase by another 400% ??

Akhirul kalam, lets go back to the kaum bodoh. How are you going to tackle the global increases in cooking oil prices, global wheat price increases, global food price rises, our chicken producers suffering losses, our durian prices going up etc? 

Garu teloq is one option that you can try but it does not really solve the problem. 

Chin Peng has died already. Its too late to blame Chin Peng. Those DAP fellows are still around. Hmm...

Eating kangkung is an option. 

But even kangkung belacan is RM14-18 for a medium plate at the sea food restaurant. Punyalah mahal!



Everyone Look At The Camera, Say Cheese

 


This was the recent US-ASEAN Summit held in Washington. 

What can I say - this was a bad mistake. 

The leaders of TEN countries from ASEAN travelled all the way to Washington to meet with Sleepy Joe - the president of yesterday?

Next time tell the American President to come to Asean.  

The combined GDP of ASEAN is over US$3 Trillion !! That is bigger than India or Germany or France. 

Hello orang Pahang, bagi tahu Brader Ma'el bila ambil gambar kena pandang depan. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Mengulas Debat Dungu : Mereka Ingin Jadi Perdana Menteri Menjaga 7% Ekonomi Sahaja.


 

Saya terkejut jugalah apabila Broken Rubber sebut Pan Borneo Highway. Nauzubillah! Pan Borneo Highway telah disebut sejak zaman Pak Lah. Pak Lah jadi PM 19 tahun dulu. Tetapi itu juga menjadi idea utama Broken Rubber.

Kedua pelawak itu cuma sebut projek Kerajaan, makan kek, belanja duit rakyat dsbnya. Mereka hanya merujuk public sector spending. Duit yang dibelanjakan Kerajaan daripada Belanjawan Persekutuan atau Federal Budget.

Pan Borneo Hiway contohnya adalah projek infrastruktur di mana Belanjawan Persekutuan (duit rakyat) di AGIH kepada kaum elit untuk membina hiway itu.   Ramai kroni politik terlibat dan kaum elit lah yang dapat AGIHAN duit besar untuk projek-projek infra seperti itu. 

Beberapa minggu sudah sebuah video rasis tular yang mengatakan bahawa orang Melayu / bumiputera hanya mempunyai 7% daripada ekonomi negara berbanding orang China yang mempunyai lebih 80% ekonomi negara walaupun bilangan penduduk Cina sekitar 20% sahaja. 

PM Brader Ma'el pernah sebut bahawa pegangan saham korporat kaum bumiputera sekitar 17% sahaja. Ini termasuk pegangan syarikat GLC dan pelaburan amanah saham khusus bagi kaum bumiputera.

Dan ekonomi bumiputera ini sangat bergantung kepada Belanjawan Persekutuan (Federal Budget).

Bagi tahun 2022 Belanjawan Kerajaan atau Budget berjumlah RM332 Billion.

Kutipan hasil cukai Kerajaan hanya sekitar RM160 Billion. Separuh saja daripada Budget tahun 2022.  Jadi shortfall atau kekurangan hasil cukai hampir 50%. 

Saiz GDP atau saiz ekonomi negara adalah RM1400 Billion atau sama dengan RM1.4 Trillion. 


Segala perbincangan antara dua pelawak hari itu berputar sekitar public sector spending sahaja atau perbelanjaan Kerajaan. Yang sangat bergantung kepada kutipan cukai RM160 Billion yang sangat tidak cukup itu. (Baki shortfall RM162 Billion untuk Budget itu depa cover daripada pinjaman hutang, royalti dan dividen hasil minyak.)

Hasil cukai tidak cukup sebab saiz GDP ekonomi kita banyak itu sahaja ia iatu RM1400 Billion. 

Dan inilah yang menjadi sumber dana untuk memajukan ekonomi Melayu / bumiputera yang hanya 7% daripada ekonomi negara. (Termasuk 17% pegangan saham korporat).  

Maksudnya their whole debate was about saving the 7% stake in the economy held by Malays / bumiputera.

Bagaimana pula baki 93% ekonomi negara yang bukan dipegang oleh kaum Melayu / bumiputera? Apakah idea dan planning mereka untuk majukan baki 93% ekonomi negara?

Saya bagi contoh. Yang berikut ini adalah Top 10 Export Industries dari Malaysia. Saya jumpa di YouTube, data ini maybe 2-3 years old tapi it still gives you a good idea:

 

Ekspot barang electrical equipment, machinery, computers, optical and medical equipment, plastic, steel, iron dan chemicals berjumlah US$136.4 Billion atau RM600 Billion dan merupakan 55.4% daripada jumlah besar ekspot negara.

Percayalah hampir kesemua daripada ekspot barang pembuatan kilang sebanyak RM600 Billion ini  tidak termasuk ekonomi Melayu / bumiputera sebanyak 7% tadi.  These are facts ok.

Inilah ekonomi swasta dalam negara kita - ekonomi yang sebenarnya. The real economy. 

Bukan ekonomi yang tunggu duit peruntukan, tunggu duit Belanjawan, bukan ekonomi tunggu kontrak dan projek Borneo Hiway atau projek infra atau projek potong kek dsbnya.

Inilah ekonomi swasta atau pun the real economy yang menjana hasil cukai RM160 Billion itu. 

Ikut simple lojik, jika Melayu / bumiputera memegang 7% daripada ekonomi negara maksudnya  mereka juga sumbangkan kurang lebih 7% daripada hasil cukai Kerajaan.

Jika bukan Melayu / bumiputera memegang 80% daripada ekonomi negara maksudnya  mereka juga sumbangkan kurang lebih 80% daripada hasil cukai Kerajaan.

Tetapi pada malam itu dua ekor clowns itu membincangkan bahagian ekonomi Melayu 7% saja. The Malay / bumiputera economy. Mereka adalah calon Perdana Menteri untuk menjaga 7% ekonomi Melayu / bumiputera saja.

Broken Rubber sebut pasal BRIM, Cash is King, terus bagi duit cash kepada orang dsbnya. Backdoor pula lebih suka main tepis. Dia langsung tidak sebut pasal jalanraya tol, isu AP, lesen-lesen monopoli oleh kaum elit, syarikat GLC yang buat t_hi dan banyak lagi.

Apa kah idea mereka untuk majukan 80% ekonomi negara yang dipegang oleh orang Cina (contohnya)? Sebab Cina tak Cina, Melayu tak Melayu, ekonomi swasta lah yang contribute hasil cukai yang terbanyak sekali bagi membantu duit belanja kaum Melayu / bumiputera?

Bukan semua industri ekspot dipunyai oleh pelabur asing (FDI). Majoriti industri ekspot negara dipunyai oleh orang Malaysia terutama sekali orang Cina.

Jadi apakah idea dua ekor badut itu untuk majukan lagi ekspot optical equipment, organic chemicals, ekspot plastic manufacturing, machinery manufacturing dsbnya?

Jika keseluruhan GDP negara boleh bertambah dua kali, from RM1400 Billion jadi RM2800 Billion, maksudnya kutipan cukai pun akan berganda from RM160 Billion jadi RM320 Billion. Apa susah sangat nak faham?

Other than memberi BRIM, Cash is King, direct cash, potong kek, tak mahu potong kek apakah idea mereka untuk majukan keseluruhan GDP negara?

Di sini ada breaking news pasal harga ayam pula:

Breaking News* 

Egg & Chicken production affected by high prices of corn, soybean for poultry feed .  Two listed companies selling their poultry businesses.
Adding to the pressure are price control over chicken and eggs. 

Lay H..g suffered loss of RM23 million for 9 months in 2021.
Listed poultry companies include LHI, LTKM, LHB, QL, TSC, CCK  
Their shares prices have taken a beating, badly affected.

What will happen to country if poultry businesses fold?
It will be more serious and the people will suffer even more. 

Clueless government cannot manage the high inflation 
Screw up every sector of businesses

Tuan-Tuan, syarikat pengeluar daging ayam dan telur ayam sedang tenat. Harga makanan ayam di pasaran dunia melambung naik. Harga jualan daging ayam pula di kawal Kerajaan (price control). Jadi syarikat pengeluar ayam dan telur makin rugi dan sudah mula menjual atau tutup bisnes ayam mereka.  Saya sudah kasi warning ok. Dont say I did not tell you.

Percayalah dalam sedikit masa lagi bekalan ayam dan telur akan terjejas. 

Jadi sila panggil balik dua ekor badut itu dan suruh mereka debat sekali lagi - how are we going to make sure the supply of chicken and eggs is not affected? Apa idea mereka?

Takkan nak jadi calon Perdana Menteri untuk menjaga 7% ekonomi saja.

Friday, May 13, 2022

China Is No 1 In Space

To all of you readers of this blog and all other human beings do not despair too much about the future. 

There is a lot of gloom and doom going around in the world but only with the dumb and dumber. If you are dumb you are doomed. There is also plenty of gloom and doom in our country right now. But again it applies mostly to the dumb. Dumb and doom go together.

There is also plenty of crap being posted everyday as 'news' including in 'highly credible and well respected' media like the BBC, the New York Times, CNN etc. Plenty of it is just bullshit. 

Did you know that everyday, as you are reading this, about 100 million cubic meters of natural gas is piped everyday from Russia to all of Europe? Despite the so called trade sanctions against Russia.

And plenty of the Russian gas pipelines carry gas from Russia to Europe via Ukraine. Here is a map of Russian gas pipelines (all those red lines) running through Ukraine to Europe :


Despite a war going on and despite all these gas pipelines being located in "enemy territory" the Russians have not bombed, attacked or shut down any of these gas pipeleines running through Ukraine. All these pipelines are pumping gas to their maximum capacity everyday without any interruption. 

But two days ago President Zelenskiye of Ukraine ordered that one of these major pipelines, running through a city called Kherson in Ukraine, be shut down. You can see the map here:

 

This immediately caused the daily supply of Russian gas to Western Europe to be cut by about 25% (about 22 million cubic meters by volume) and so the prices of gas spiked again two days ago.

So the Russians had to take emergency action to reroute the 22 million cubic meters of gas through other gas pipelines running to Europe.  Otherwise Western Europe will be 25% short of gas from Russia.

Likewise the western media (and the Indian media) reports almost warlike tensions between India and China everyday - without fail. As though Chinese troops and Indian soldiers are getting ready to start a shooting war at any instant. But China rarely or never says anything about India.

Here is something quite impossible to believe. Despite India producing so much computer software for the world the Indians CANNOT manufacture even one microchip in India. (Because each micro-chip plant costs Billions of US dollars which the Indians do not have.) So India imports all their microchips from overseas - about US$21 Billion worth. And of this amount, about 1/3 or US$7 Billion is imported from China. So if India goes to war with China they will lose 1/3 of their micro-chip supplies. The Indian economy will grind down considerably.  I dont think the Indians are that dumb.

The rascals in all this fear mongering and nasty behaviour are of course the British and their pointer dog the Americans.

Have you noticed how the British and the Americans always act together - as though they are Siamese twins.  Actually the Brits have long been able to manouevre the Americans to do their bidding.

In 2011 the Americans (and the Europeans/Brits) shut out China from access to the International Space Station or ISS. Just like that, with no good reason. After so many years of close cooperation in space between many nations.  The other partner in the ISS (meaning they contribute billions to maintain that space station) are the Russians.  But since the Americans and Brits have now demonised the Russians the ISS which is quite old and creaky will likely stop functioning altogether.

The Chinese did not stop there. They went ahead and launched their own space station - the Tianggong Space Station (Heavenly Abode).

The picture below shows the inside of the ultra modern and technologically superior Chinese space station. 

 

 

And below here is a picture of the inside of the old American / European International Space Station.

 

You can see the differences.  Below here are two more pictures comparing the Chinese (top) and the American/European Space Stations (below that).

 

Here is a YouTube video of the latest developments of the Chinese space station.


 

There are plenty of uses for space stations with real practical benefits for human beings here on earth.  Without all these space research we will not have GPS and you will not know how to drive to your mother's house.  When we were in Rome, my son was able to use his smartphone to give directions to the Italian taxi driver to take the quickest route to the airport.  That was so cool.

There are of course military uses as well.

Recently the Chinese scared the crap out of the Americans (and the British) when it was "leaked" out that Chinese satellites are able to "live stream" the exact locations of American aircraft carriers sailing anywhere in the world (according to the South China Morning Post).  Live stream means live telecast. This means they know the exact GPS coordinates of the American aircraft carriers at any time. Meaning those Chinese Dong Feng and other hypersonic missiles can take out the American carriers at any time. They are able to do this automatically 24/7 through AI (Artificial Intelligence) without the need for human observers.  And the Chinese are able to do this using about 3% of the memory capacity of some super duper computer chip they have invented.  

Today, Taiwan is one of the biggest investors in China totaling US$193.51 billion. In 2020, the value of China-Taiwan trade was US$166 billion. It is more likely that China and Taiwan may have a peaceful Chinese New Year family-reunion dinner sometime. These are the realities which the Americans / Brits do not like. 

 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Kekurangan Pekerja Asing: 2021 Ekspot Minyak Sawit Rugi RM30 Bilion, Belum "Kau-Tim" AP Impot Pekerja, Ringgit Jatuh Lagi RM4.39/US$

 

 


  • KL May 11 — palm oil sector breaking point, serious labour shortage
  • govt yet to fulfill efforts to bring 32,000 foreign workers
  • harvesters shortage in palm oil estates critical
  • plantation companies waiting in vain for foreign workers since 2021
  • don’t see this happening soon
  • onus is to source workers
plantations risk losing 15-25% production this year
now 30 to 40-day harvesting intervals versus 10 to 15-day previously
labour shortage impacted planters’ yields, output 

plantation companies failed to fully profit from record-high CPO  prices 
RM6,300 per tonne in 2022
  • RM106.5b palm oil revenue in 2021, RM73bil in 2020
  • lost RM30 billion revenue (in 2021) because worker shortage
  • acute labour shortage reached breaking point 
  • serious crop losses in 2022
  • main challenge expediting process, work permits, vaccinations
  • will not create relief in 2022, best case only next year
Malaysia can export more palm oil if labour shortage addressed

plan to bring in 32,000 more foreign workers

  • M'sia 2nd largest palm oil producer after Indonesia, 44% global palm oil  
  • 2020 M'sia produced, exported 25.8% and 34.3% world palm oil respectively 
  • 2020 M'sia 9.1%, 19.7% world’s production, export of oils respectively 

  

My comments:

Tuan-Tuan siapa peduli pasal ekonomi negara kita? 
Masalah kekurang pekerja asing ini sekarang sudah kronik selama DUA TAHUN.
Siapa peduli?
Siapa peduli pasal rasuah dan rompakan harta rakyat depan mata oleh kaum-kaum elit? 
Siapa peduli sistem pendidikan hancus?
Siapa peduli hari ini Ringgit Malaysia jatuh lagi - sudah jadi RM4.39 bagi setiap US Dollar?


 
Hari itu saya dengar Mak Cik Bank Negara buat "market intervention". Membazir Foreign Reserve kita sebab Ringgit naik sekejap saja - dua tiga hari saja. Lepas itu Ringgit jatuh balik. Hari ini RM4.39 to the Dollar pula. Dont waste our Forex reserves. Just let the Ringgit find its own level.
 
Tempoh hari saya sudah sebut (dan hari ini saya akan ulangi) nilai matawang Ringgit Malaysia atau apa jenis matawang dunia pun ditetapkan oleh 'demand' and 'supply' untuk duit itu. Maksudnya ia berhubung rapat dengan impot dan ekspot sesebuah negara. Dan saya sudah sebut nilai ekspot kita makin menurun, berbanding barang yang kita impot dari negara lain.

Kalau ekonomi kita banyak mengekspot barang, dan barang yang bernilai, maka pembeli barang kita di luar negara kena terpaksa cari Money Changer untuk tukar duit depa dengan Ringgit Malaysia untuk membayar pengekspot Malaysia.
 
Lets say Jepun beli barang buatan Malaysia, dia tak boleh bayar kita dengan duit Jepun sebab duit Jepun tak laku di kedai mamak atau di stesen minyak di Malaysia.  Jadi Jepun itu kena pi cari Money Changer dan tukar duit Jepun dengan Ringgit Malaysia dan guna Ringgit Malaysia itu untuk bayar pengekspot kita. That is how it works. Maka permintaan atau demand untuk Ringgit akan naik dan nilai Ringgit pun akan naik.
 
Ikut berita Malay Mail di atas itu (berita semalam) pada tahun 2021 industri kelapa sawit (palm oil industry) rugi RM30 Billion ekspot minyak sawit sebab negara kita mengalami kekurangan pekerja asing yang sangat kronik. Tak cukup pekerja untuk kutip buah sawit. Jadi kita rugi RM30 Billion nilai ekspot. Ini baru satu industri.
 
Macam mana pula kilang pengekspot furniture (perabot dan perkakas buatan kayu) ? Berapa banyak billion Ringgit yang mereka rugi pula, sebab tiada cukup pekerja asing?
 
Macam mana pula industri pembangunan, perumahan, kilang barang logam, besi, elektronik dan beribu jenis kilang lagi? Mereka semua mengalami kekurangan pekerja asing yang kronik.

Sebab itu lah nilai Ringgit jatuh. Supply and demand punya pasal. Bila pengeluaran kilang, bakery, kedai mamak, ladang dan hotel semuanya terjejas sebab tiada cukup pekerja asing maka Ringgit kita akan jatuh.

Tetapi siapa yang peduli?

Geng yang kau-tim AP impot pekerja asing menunggu saja peluang untuk kemut semua AP. Hello Dato, berapa satu kepala? RM10 ribu? RM20 ribu? Boleh cari cewek lagi ah.  Jangan lupa - bila makan mulalah dengan bismillah. 

Tuan-Tuan peduli tak?