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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Penduduk Kg Bharu Lebih Pandai Daripada Khalid Samad




"Khalid Samad sebelum ini menyatakan harta orang Kampung Baru terbenam di dalam tanah. Kalau betul terbenam, bagilah tawaran yang betul supaya harta itu dapat timbul," katanya 

This is from Sinar Harian here.








  • Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk (minta) 'kerajaan tetapkan harga  signifikan..' 
  • Beliau berkata kerajaan seharusnya serius dalam membuat tawaran 

"Khalid Samad sebelum ini menyatakan harta orang Kampung Baru terbenam di dalam tanah. Kalau betul terbenam, bagilah tawaran yang betul supaya harta itu dapat timbul," katanya 

dua opsyen boleh digunakan kerajaan menentukan harga pembelian 

Opsyen No 1 

pembelian dibuat secara pajakan 99 tahun 
tidak adil pembelian ini hanya dinilai tanah rizab Melayu

(sebab) kerajaan boleh menukar status tanah

tawaran ini hanya adil dibeli secara pajakan 99 tahun 
ditambah bayaran keuntungan 30%
dan bayaran nilai harta rumah kepada penduduk
Jadi jumlah keseluruhan adalah RM1,205 se kaki persegi
  • projek ini melibatkan pemaju, arkitek, konsultan, pembekal yang akan  untung 
  • sebab itul penduduk juga mahu bayaran keuntungan 30%  

Opsyen No. 2   

kerajaan ambil tanah melalui pegangan bebas dengan nilai RM3,000 sekaki
Kemudian penduduk beri potongan harga 50% kepada kerajaan (RM1,500)
kerajaan boleh tambah sikit bagi bayaran nilai harta rumah kepada penduduk


My comments :

Saya ingin kemukakan satu lagi opsyen kepada penduduk Kg Bharu yang meletakkan beberapa syarat atas Kerajaan :

Syarat No 1.    Kerajaan beli tanah dengan harga RM1,500 sekaki persegi. Bayaran tunai.

Kerajaan nak bagi saham RM150.00 itu semua tak payah. Kerajaan boleh simpan saja saham-saham. Apa jaminan saham yang Kerajaan bagi tidak akan jadi macam saham Felda FGV sekali lagi?

Setelah membeli tanah itu - samaada kerajaan nak tukar status tanah Kg Baru jadi pegangan bebas, pajakan 99 tahun dsbnya itu kerajaan punya pasal. Tidak relevan bagi penduduk Kg Bharu.  Apa yang relevan bagi penduduk adalah bayaran tunai atau cash money untuk tanah mereka.

Syarat No. 2  Bayaran pampasan / ganti rugi untuk rumah, apartmen, bangunan sedia ada. 

Kerajaan akan membayar ganti rugi atau pampasan (yang dikira asing) bagi setiap rumah atau bangunan yang sedia wujud di atas semua lot tanah Kg Bharu sekarang. 

Tidak adil untuk Kerajaan mengira harga tanah kosong saja. 
Tanah Kg Bharu bukan tanah kosong. 
Hampir semua tanah Kg Bharu mempunyai rumah, bangunan dan apartment bertingkat yang telah lama dibina di atas nya. 
Kerajaan perlu membayar pampasan bagi semua rumah dan bangunan ini.

Jadi bayaran ganti rugi atau pampasan adalah RM200.00 sekaki persegi - ikut saiz keluasan rumah, apartment dan bangunan yang sedia ada. 

Kenapa RM200 sekaki persegi? Sebab inilah harga semasa untuk kos pembinaan semula (construction cost) rumah atau bangunan yang serupa. (Saya confirm dengan sahabat saya seorang arkitek dan syarikat pembinaan).

Syarat No 3.  Tempoh bagi projek pembangunan dan penilaian semula tanah Kg Bharu bila projek sudah siap.

Kerajaan akan memberi jaminan tanah Kg Bharu ini akan dibangunkan dan dijual dalam tempoh maksimum EMPAT TAHUN daripada tarikh pembelian - ia itu completion tahun 2023 atau 2024.  (Sebab lepas 2023 / 2024, kerajaan ini mungkin sudah kena tendang keluar, akan masuk kerajaan baru dengan tawaran baru pula). 

SESUDAH projek Kg Bharu siap dibangunkan pada penghujung EMPAT tahun itu (tahun 2023 / 2024), Kerajaan setuju membuat penilaian semula atau re-valuation nilai tanah Kg Bharu sekali lagi.

Sesudah penilaian semula dibuat (pada tahun 2023 / 2024), Kerajaan akan membayar kepada si penjual tanah Kg Bharu jumlah perbezaan antara nilai semasa tahun 2023 / 2024 dan harga beli RM1,500 sekaki persegi.

Kiraan contoh : Untuk tanah seluas 5000 kaki persegi.

Harga perlu di bayar Kerajaan sekarang 5,000 kaki persegi x RM1,500 = RM7.5 JUTA.

Penilaian semula atau revaluation tahun 2023 / 2024 katakanlah RM2,500 sekaki persegi. 

Jadi jumlah perbezaan yang mesti dibayar oleh Kerajaan kepada penjual tanah pada 2023 / 2024  adalah :

(RM2,500 - RM1,500)  x 5000 kaki persegi = RM5 Juta.

Jadi kita tidak peduli lah samada Kerajaan tukar status tanah jadi pegangan bebas, pajakan 99 tahun etc etc. Itu kerajaan punya pasal.  Itu tidak relevan.

Kita buat re-valuation saja pada tahun 2023 / 2024 dan Kerajaan setuju bayar jumlah perbezaannya (pay the difference) kepada si penjual tanah. 

Syarat No. 4  Late payment charges atau late completion charges sebanyak 4% setahun.

Sekiranya Kerajaan gagal menyiapkan projek pembangunan semula Kg Bharu pada tahun 2023 / 2024 dan gagal membayar baki daripada nilai semasa tanah itu - maka Kerajaan akan didenda  "late payment charges" 4% setahun bermula daripada tarikh pembelian tanah itu.

Maksudnya kalau Kerajaan lewat, tak tahu buat kerja dsbnya maka Kerajaan kena bayar late payment charges. Serupa sebiji kita kena late payment charges bila terlewat bayar hutang kad kredit. 

Kenapa 4%? Bank bayar FD 4%, dividen ASB 6%, dividen EPF 4% ??? 

Kiraan 4% akan dikenakan atas jumlah harga belian sekarang dan jumlah daripada perbezaan penilaian semula tanah tadi.


Syarat No. 5  

Setiap penjual tanah Kg Bharu akan diberi percuma sebuah apartment yang bakal dibina di dalam projek pembangunan semula ini. Keluasan apartment itu tidak kurang daripada 1,100 kaki persegi dengan tiga bilik tidur minima. 

Ini bukanlah cadangan yang tidak munasabah atau yang menekan Kerajaan.


Ini adalah cadangan yang komersil (commercial proposition) yang mengambil kira metodologi saja. 

Apakah metodologi itu? 

Metodolginya ialah - We must follow open market practises. 

Kita mesti ikut cara jual beli hartanah yang sedia ada di pasaran. 

Dia macam ini tuan-tuan. 
Ini bukan kali pertama ada "pemaju" ingin majukan tanah kepunyaan orang.

Bila syarikat pemaju ingin membeli tanah orang pertama sekali dia perlu membayar harga tanahnya sahaja.

Selepas itu jika ada sebarang bangunan (rumah, gudang, kedai, apartment  dsbnya) di atas tanah itu maka pemaju itu akan membayar pampasan yang perlu dikira secara asing.

Jika tanah itu mempunyai pokok yang berhasil (pokok buah dsbnya) pemaju juga akan sedia bayar pampasan untuk pokok buah yang bakal ditebang.

Oleh sebab kemusykilan bahawa tanah Kg Bharu adalah tanah rizab Melayu maka saya cadangkan Syarat No. 3 ia itu penilaian semua tanah apabila projek sudah siap so that nilai tanah yang sebenarnya boleh dikenal pasti. 

Tuesday Lite : P.engikut A.jaran S.yaitan


Monday, October 21, 2019

Concerns on local political developments


Concerns on local political developments
by Group of Concerned Analysts

Outside the party, DAP and Lim Kit Siang are NOT that influential as some quarters, especially those who love to play the race card, made them out to be. LGE seems to be ta_nted and arrogant, and disliked by many, including a growing number of politicians inside DAP. 

On Pakatan Harapan and the Government, it is still Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is calling the shots. DAP may be a key player in the power game but they have been checkmated by all sides, and also put in a difficult position when it comes to supporting Anwar as the next Prime Minister. 

On the other hand, Dr Mahathir might have also shot himself in the foot recently by making negative statements about India (a global power player) and refusing India's demand to hand over Zakir Naik. It's not just about the extra 5 percent import duty on palm oil or upsetting the Indian community here. 

If India boycotts our palm oil and looks for alternatives, the impact on Felda would be quite severe and would erode the rural Malay base that Dr Mahathir is trying so hard to court now. 

Dr Mahathir's recent comments about China and Hong Kong were also not well received there. 

There is concern that Dr Mahathir may be losing his grip, getting a bit senile and may not be able to hold the country together or even be around for much longer. 

Which is why Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters are putting a lot of pressure on Dr Mahathir to hand over the premiership soon, preferably before he goes for battery replacement of his pacemaker in December 2019, which can be complicated due to his age and fragile blood vessels. 

It would be a disaster for the country if Anwar, the chameleon religious fundamentalist and immoral leader who politicised our education system, takes over. 

Even if Anwar takes over, there would be a period of much instability and he may not be able to hold the Government and country together for long.

  • Malaysian politics may see many parties breaking up and forming new alliances around certain personalities. 
  • East Malaysian parties may not be kingmakers anymore unless they stick together. 
  • The political situation would be fluid
  • The upside would be greater choices and diversity for the public to chose from while
  • The downside would be instability and possibility of frequent change of government. 
  • A healthy balance needs to be struck. 

The country really needs strong, honest, experienced, wise, competent and just politicians with clear direction, vision and foresight to lead, manage and govern. 

The multiracial 'ship' that we are all in, is getting directionless and may be heading for troubled waters.

My comments :  This is a valid observation. I hope many more people will start to talk about this. We really need a new politics in Malaysia. We need an alternative.

May I suggest some initial thoughts. 

Whoever or whatever this 'new politics' is going to be I think we first need a list of clear statements of what our objectives / mission / deliverables will be. 

This list need not be 100 pages long or even 50 pages long but say TEN MAJOR points. 

1. All necessary resources will be made available to eradicate corruption within 24 months.  

2. Old laws will be abolished / amended (sedition, libel, bankruptcy, etc) and new laws enacted (political funding, freedom of speech / religion, freedom from religion, anti hate mongering) to make our laws at par or better than the advanced countries. The common and civil laws shall make up the only legal system in the country. 

3. Education will be revamped completely.  Education shall be free and compulsory until  high school is finished. Education shall be evidence based.

4.  There will be complete deregulation of the Malaysian economy especially to reduce monopolies, oligopolies, unfair dominance of the market etc. No sector of the Malaysian economy shall be subject to any type of licensing other than for environmental, safety, regulatory and compliance requirements.

5. The tax and revenue system shall be revamped. Corporate and income taxes shall be reduced. All annual renewal federal fees/duties/taxes will be abolished or substantially reduced. (Road tax, driving licenses, professional fees etc.)

6. All political offices (PM, MBs, Chief Ministers, MPs, State Assemblymen) shall be limited to two terms only.  

7.  Can you suggest a few more . . 

Once a basic statement of objectives can be laid down in concrete then who ever is interested can use these objectives as their main selling point. 

In fact the alternative option or the new politics need not be a new political party or a new political movement.

Instead the alternative option or the new politics shall be this short list of what we want to see in Malaysia.

Whichever political party does not or cannot agree or accept this platform will not get the peoples'  votes.   











Lubnan Pula Terbakar / Lebanon Is Burning



Beirut (AFP) - Hundreds protested in capital Sunday 
over increasingly difficult living conditions
dollar shortage, price hikes
skirmish as protesters break through security barriers 
anti-riot forces pushed them back with shields and batons

Demonstrators cut off Beirut thoroughfares
with burning tyres emitting billowing black smoke

"Revolution, revolution," cried the protesters
"Government, parliament... Thieves, thieves!" they chanted.
"The people want the fall of the regime".

"We toil day and night just to live," said 52-year-old woman

"They've starved us, stolen from us. Enough is enough"





economy crumbling under massive debt 
fears of dollar shortage 
anxiety over devaluation of Lebanese pound, price hikes

banks, money changers rationing sales of dollars
which are used in daily transactions



'High cost of living' 

become very difficult to withdraw dollars from ATMs in Beirut

real problem with high cost of living

Lebanese pound getting weaker 

Petrol station strike over banks refusing them US dollars needed to pay imports

Economic growth in Lebanon has plummeted 
repeated political deadlocks, compounded by eight years war in Syria
Lebanon's public debt US$86b -- more than 150% of GDP



My comments :  

Lebanese Arabs greet each other slightly differently from other Arabs.  They reply the 'Khaif al-hal' (how are you) with a distinct ''mneeh" (amneeha) which means 'I am in peace'  or 'I am well'.   

Another reply is 'quwaiyis'. I have forgotten what that means exactly. It is an instant recognition that the person is from Lebanon.

A long time ago I knew the Lebanese folks very well on campus in the US. That's why I know a bit about the Arabs as well.

In the 1970s and 1980s the Lebanese fought a major civil war - slaughtering each other like sheep and goats. One day (early 1980s) I was at a pizza parlour near my campus. Suddenly a car exhaust backfired with a loud sound. A group of Lebanese students who were there instantly dived under the tables. They thought someone was shooting a gun. 

Apparently that was common behaviour in Beirut. People would shoot at each other. My Lebanese  friends would share stories (young students of my age at that time 20 - 23 years old) about having pistols and rifles under their beds in Beirut.

Well Lebanon is in deep shit again. Or rather Lebanon has been in deep shit. There has been no effective government in Lebanon. There is no real national army. Neither is there any real Police force.

The Shiahs enforce their own rules and laws through the Hezbollah and the Amal groups. The Hezbollah is much more powerful than the official Lebanese Army.

The Druzes have their own government in the mountains.

The Sunnis and the Christians also take care of their own.

There is no united Lebanon.

Hence the so called coalition that sort of rules Lebanon spends time lining its own pockets. Because they do not know what will happen tomorrow. 

No country can endure this type of 'non existence'.

At last the young people are saying we don't care about shiah, sunni, muslim, Christian, druze.  We just want good honest government.

Between the young and the old, always choose the young. 
The young are more honest. Err  . . or less dishonest.

Orang Kg Bharu Dapat RM850 sekaki persegi plus RM150 "saham" = RM1000.



detailed announcement on Kg Baru this Thurs at DBKL lobby, Khalid 
meeting with PKB, they all upbeat, confident, optimistic, positive 
All details will be revealed on Thurs he said 
Thurs announcement must be better, if not, no need press conference
Dr M said land in Kg Baru will be sold to govt agency 

Sept 21 govt offered RM850 psf 
offer unreasonable given strategic location 
- Bernama

My comments : Why wait until Thursday? Just announce lah. Satu Kg Bharu sudah tahu Khalid's offer. 

From RM850 psf now they are adding an extra RM150 psf but in the form of 'saham' or shares ??   This is what Kg Bharu people tell me. 

Saham apa Khalid? 

Reminds me of FGV. Peneroka Felda were asked to buy 'saham', semua kena tipu. 

Here is a comment from Kg Bharu folks:


Satu kg baru dah tahu bro.. 
announcement yang nak di buat Khalid...
ada lah tambahan harga dari 850 RM 
tambahan 150 RM dalam bentuk saham...

Yup...apa yang u komen dalam blog tu betul...
susah jadi melayu ni...
nak berugama ada sekatan nak jual tanah pun ada sekatan...

Ada tanah sampai sekarang tak pernah tukar nama...
ada tanah dah dudok 120 tahun tak ada geran 
macam2 masaalah tanah orang melayu ni...
yang menteri tak buat housework..
susah bro orang kg baru jam terima.


The bottom line is what is the real value of the Kamping Bharu land?
In the surrounding area the land price is RM2000 psf or more. 

Any project, redevelopment etc must make a profit.
No profit then the project will fail. 

If Khalid is going to offer RM850 cash psf plus RM150 shares psf = RM1000 ??
This means the redevelopment must be sold at a higher value of the land.
(Sebab any redevelopment will add more value to the land).

So who makes this extra profit? The Kg Bharu people have already sold their land to the new government agency. So the government is going to make the profit? Banyak cantic.

Dia macam ini : someone must make the profit. Who? 

Khalid's supporters say you cannot ask what the government is going to do with the land or if the government is going to reclassify the land. (Wah . . talking like a developer already.) 

Tapi Khalid, you are not a swasta developer. Kau ada kuasa Kerajaan. You have the power to change the status of the land, change the plot ratio etc etc.  

Swasta developers have no such power. So that makes a big difference.

Dr M said land in Kg Baru will be sold to govt agency 

So will the Kg Bharu people get the RM150 saham in the new company that will develop their land? Listed company?

Can they sell their shares or not? 

Ada orang dok mengidam tanah Carcosa.
Ada orang dok mengidam tanah teacher training colleges.

Rupanya depa dok mengidam tanah Kg Bharu sekali.

So lets wait for Khalid's big announcement on Thursday at the lobby of the DBKL.

Karipap ada tak? Pasal apa lobi? Macam tepi jalan je Khalid?

Kg Bharu is special for me. I spent a lot of time in Kg Bharu. 
The Quranic brothers were centered in Kg Bharu for a while. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Children's Commissioner Tells AG Tommy Thomas To Explain Reason For Dismissing Charges



Children’s Commssioner urged AG to explain dismissing sexual assault at tahfiz 

Datuk Noor Aziah Mohd Awal from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) reminded the AGC in a statement that the incident was of great public interest, and called on Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas to clarify why he decided against pressing charges.

public interest matter 
sexual abuse against minor at tahfiz in Manjoi

Suhakam urges AG to explain without delay 
reason for decision to drop criminal charges,” she said.

“Given the grievous nature of the alleged offences, the Children’s Commissioner believes that the mother of the victim is fully within her rights to commence legal action against the tahfiz school,” she added.

Magistrate’s Court made unexpected ruling to dismiss case of sexual abuse 
two months after recognising offence did take place
ruling followed directive by AG Thomas decision to dismiss case

In stern reminder to AG, Suhakam said rule of law should apply fully 
all children have a right to equal protection under the law.

On Aug 7, court acknowledged a violation had taken place 
based on complaint made by victim’s mother on same day

court instructed DPP to explain why investigation paper was closed 
with no suspects identified, despite victim being able to recognise suspects 


offence took place three years ago in Tahfiz al Barakah
then owned by popular preacher Kazim Elias 

My comments : It is obvious that there has been a major cock-up. 
Some massive coverups have also been going on since.

The Police did not follow SOPs. 
The mother has stated why wasn't her son the victim asked to identify the molesters?
The mother has also complained that the investigation by the Police was not completed at all, yet they classified the case as NFA (No further action). 

No one from the Police or from the AGC has rebutted the mother's statements.

We cannot blame the AG.
Without a full and proper investigation by the Police the AG has no case.
This is what has happened.

In our system of separation of powers the Police investigate, the AG prosecutes and the Court passes judgements.   

The AG cannot investigate.  The AG has to work with what the Police put inside the Investigation Report.  

Or in this case what the Police DID NOT put in their investigation report.

However the AG can tell the Police to investigate the case further. 

In this case it appears that there was no real need to investigate the case in too great a depth.  (This is not like the disappearance of Amri Che Mat, Pastor Koh, Helmy, Ruth, that one more person and now yet another person - that woman from India who has disappeared). 

In this case the Police just did not follow Standard Operating Procedure.  
What does this mean? It means it is not too late.  

The AG can 'advise' the Police re-investigate this case, following Standard Operating Procedure.    I think that should be within the authority of the AG.

Of course the real culprits here are the Perak Police.
Diam saja.

Folks I searched for the Perak CPOs picture and name at the PDRM website (maintained by Pemudah??) and I could not find any. 

Instead I found the address, phone, fax and email for the CPO of Perak. 

Here is his email :    KETUA POLIS PERAK : cpo.perak@rmp.gov.my

The full address is : 

Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Perak
Polis Diraja Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Iskandar
30000 Ipoh,  Perak
Telefon :  05-2451222
Faks :  05-2533911, 05-2539993

Emel : IPK PERAK : cccprk@rmp.gov.my
KETUA POLIS PERAK : cpo.perak@rmp.gov.my


I did search news articles and this picture and name popped up (dated March 2019):



Perak police chief  Datuk Razarudin Husain @ Abd Rasid


I don't know if Razarudin is still the Perak CPO but n'theless I think the Perak CPO should reopen this investigation immediately.

Also some disciplinary action has to be taken against the IO and the Police chiefs who were involved in this obvious screw up. For those who are keen please send an email to the CPO Perak asking him to re-open this case and do a thorough investigation. Here is a simple draft you can use.


Kpd KETUA POLIS PERAK 

Emel :  cpo.perak@rmp.gov.my

Tuan, 

Ekoran daripada banyak laporan media (contoh : https://sg.news.yahoo.com/children-commissioner-agc-must-explain-092329092.html) berkenaan kes anak lelaki dicabul di sebuah sekolah tahfiz di Manjoi saya meminta Polis Perak siasat semula kes ini mengikut peraturan undang-undang dan SOP PDRM yang sedia ada.

Masyarakat umum bukan saja tidak puas hati tetapi amat hilang konfiden dengan PDRM dan Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) bahawa kes yang serius seperti ini, yang kemungkinan besar melibatkan mangsa lain juga (multiple victims) di sekolah tahfiz itu, telah terpaksa di 'dismiss' oleh AGC. 

Kes ini tidak kelihatan terlalu rumit atau tanpa mangsa, tanpa suspek yang terlibat, tanpa tempat kejadian atau pun tanpa waktu kejadian.

Oleh kerana ini sudah menjadi kes 'public interest' saya harap Polis Perak akan membuka semula siasatan ini dan mencapai suatu penyelesaian yang boleh dikemukakan semula kepada umum. 

Sekian. Terima kasih.

If we can all get into this, hopefully there will be something better that comes out of this.