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Saturday 26 June 2010

The Islands and the License

And what did Musa Aman say on 5 th May "Sabah has not ceded any of its territory in the Federal Government's agreement with Brunei over the 2009 demarcation of maritime boundaries, Musa even said state Attorney-General Datuk Roderick Fernandez informed him that no Sabah territory was ceded under the agreement inked towards the end of former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's term in office."
In the case of the cessation of certain islands belonging to Sabah vs. the people seeking the truth; there are two questions here. At the signing of the agreement in 2009, wasn't Musa present at the ceremony? If he was, then he has direct information about the contents of the agreement. Accordingly, he didn't have to say the state AG informed him. The phrase is suggesting that Musa Aman, as chief minister of Sabah wasn't present at the signing of the agreement or if he was, wasn't paying attention.
Not good for a chief minister. One who doesn't pay attention about what's being signed. If the whole of Sabah were ceded, would he say those words? That he was informed- something of an after the fact. A minister who isn't paying attention especially at something which is being signed involving his state or state assets should be sacked from his job.
How then can you explain the longevity of Musa Aman? He is known locally in Sabah as the vacuum cleaner and by that, I imagine, that he sucks in all money making enterprises in Sabah. I don't know, Sabah people have to tell us.
If everyone on the street has nothing good to say about Msa Aman, how is he able to stay on in power?
The only explanation I can give is that Musa Aman somehow manages to channel feel good impressions about him to the PM. It is increasingly becoming public knowledge that PM Najib is easily influenced by information channelled to him by a close circle comprising of close friends maybe, some aides maybe and so forth. You know, in the application of Goebbels principle- if you tell a misinformation big enough repeatedly, the recipient of that misinformation will believe it to be true!
In this particular case, I hear Musa Aman is handsomely rewarding some officers and aides close to the PM to say all and everything good about Musa Aman and all bad things about Musa is just the work of envious parties.
There is another lingering puzzle. That the islands have been ceded to Brunei is already a fact known to all. What the state AG said at the end is interesting- if no islands were ceded at the agreement inked by Abdulah Badawi, which cessation we know now is a fact, when was the cessation inked? Was it done during the premiership before Abdullah Badawi then?
Let's now talk about the malleability of our PM. Musa Aman is shrewd enough to form the correct opinions regarding him with the PM. As a result he acquires longevity.
The lesson? If you apply enough pressure through the correct means, the PM will override his own decisions.
Vincent Tan said he was given the license. The MOF said it didn't issue the license. If no license was issued, there is nothing to withdraw and nothing to discuss about the issue at the UMNO Supreme Council meeting on Friday.
But the PM said the withdrawal was supported by members of the UMNO supreme council. Najib said the government had earlier agreed to issue the sports betting license but with strict condition such as banning Muslim involvement in the activity.
Vincent Tan was right after all- he was indeed given the license. That was why he informed the SC in clear terms.
The phrase, UMNO supreme council members supported the withdrawal means that a license was actually given out to Vince. You cannot withdraw something that hasn't been awarded can you? What's there to withdraw?
Indeed there is no law that warrants the state to compensate Vince for his losses on paper- but equally there isn't any law that says you can't compensate him either. It's discretionary.
But will that mean, Vincent Tan will not donate any of the RM 500 million to his charity? And by the way, did anyone bet whether the license will be withdrawn or not?
Here is another piece of statement coming from an airhead of an UMNO leader. The Cheras Mafiosi. He said:
Beliau berkata, jika lesen tersebut dikeluarkan bermakna kerajaan mampu mengutip cukai sebanyak RM500 juta dengan taksiran potongan 25 peratus. "Jumlah tersebut boleh digunakan oleh kerajaan untuk menyediakan pelbagai kemudahan prasarana untuk rakyat terutama bukan Islam," katanya. Jumlah itu juga katanya membolehkan kerajaan membina atau membaik pulih sekolah-sekolah Cina yang sedia ada.
Extending the logic of his statement, then on account of the bigger amount of taxes collected from non Malays, more money should be allocated to non Malay interests then? This Syed is advocating the application of a variation of Marx's dictum; from Malay money to Malay needs and from non Malay money to non Malay needs. What does that make him? Syed Karl Marx?


Donplaypuks® 26 June 2010 at 18:59  

Whichever way you look at it, this is another mega flip-flop by Rosemajib whose now overtaken the sleeping PM as the King of Flip Flops!

Rosemajib's handling of this betting licence fiasco, and have no doubt that from day one it's been his project, is a disaster of biblical proportions!!

And if he pisses off these M'sian tycoons, no matter how reprehensible their croney conduct may be, UMNO/BN can kiss GE 2013 goodbye!!

we are all of 1 race, the Human Race

schenker78 26 June 2010 at 19:47  

I think Mahathir and his cronies will be pissed out with Najib masively.

They oledi sharpening the knife for Najib to fall from power I guess.....

schenker78 26 June 2010 at 19:51  

Speaking of Musa Aman, he is a Pakistani not a Malay. Why is he the CM of Sabah. What a disgrace. A true Sabahan cant even become a CM...

Why is UMNO in Sabah?? There are not many Malays in Sabah. Why do Sabah needs orang Semenanjung to dictate how Sabah runs?????

Kick out UMNO from Sabah....

Anonymous,  26 June 2010 at 21:06  

Musa Aman in PM's good books? U must be kidding me! If PM had his way, he would have his blue eye boy Shafie Afdal to take over CMship.

So, why is Musa still CM? He has done tremendous job as CM of Sabah. RM4 billion state reserves, unprecedented development and humming economy.

As for Block L and M, how can u be so naive? How to claim cessation happened when it was just a claim over some areas that Brunei was claiming as well? Have u seen the Block L and M? I suggest you do because those two blocks are perfectly pependicular to the coastlines of Brunei. It's right infront of their frontyard! Should we go to ICJ, we would lose the claims hands down! So the next best thing is to strike a deal on joint exploration and Limbang issue.


Ariff Sabri 26 June 2010 at 21:14  


you havent learn to read carefully have you. there is a reason why Musa Aman hasnt been kicked out by Najib. go find out the 4 goons who are paid sums of money to spin for Musa.
sure, Najib wants shafie afdal there- if he can get pass musa.

Anonymous,  26 June 2010 at 21:21  

I know about the 4 goons story.. they are hardly spin doctors for Musa. PM is not that gullible my dear Dato. Give him some credit.

I am quite surprised your political anlysis about Sabah is way way off this time. And very vindictive and personal too... Better luck next time ya!


Ariff Sabri 26 June 2010 at 21:26  


thank you for yr wishes. havent done any analysis on sabah yet. i was asking when was the cessation done? now thatyou have mentioned it, i will research on sabah. no luck needed. pure skunk work.

Anonymous,  26 June 2010 at 23:15  

Glad to hear that. Please do your research Dato...

Here are some links for you to start from. These will debunk all arguments accusing Malaysian government of selling its sovereignty re:block L and M. Hope they are helpful.

Happy surfing!

Wonderman (always wondering) 26 June 2010 at 23:25  

Datuk Sak,

You are very frank in your criticisms. However, suppose you are elected MP and there is a vote like redrawing the boundaries of the constituencies proposed by BN, how would you vote? For or against?

Anonymous,  27 June 2010 at 00:08  

Musa Aman is,perceptive to ideas and very2 focussed.Works very hard and knows his way round cos he has been there round the block lots of time.

Shafie..i think he is not in the same class.Don't hv the smarts and very2 non focused & bit slow to see the big picture.

Musa have revitalised Sabah..strengthen finances,turnaround the state companies (by getting the best brains to lead and leaving them to their job)..

Anonymous,  27 June 2010 at 01:22  

Oh dear, I twaut I taw a pu"thief" tat! There are too many thieves flying around nowadays. Hopefully, with the entrance of 40 "ulama muda" things will get long that it will not be like Ali Baba dengan "40 penyamun" udah le! Jangan marah ekk.

Anonymous,  27 June 2010 at 09:47  

If the Malays have to depend on Malay taxes, then they are doomed.
They can't even built that RM 800 million palace.
Dato, will you agree with me that even religious activities, salaries for Malays come from haram money of the Chinese? They pay the most taxes, don't they?

Ariff Sabri 27 June 2010 at 10:45  

anon 09:47

thats why i say, the opinions of syed karl marx are shitty
but you cant say that- the gomen will say- the biggest tax tax payers are the corporations.

Navi 27 June 2010 at 11:54  

One flip flop after another. Look out for the next one. The UPSR and PMR examinations will not be abolished as stated by DPM/Minister for Education.
Don't the dickheads think before they announce policies.

Unknown 27 June 2010 at 16:30  

Don't be surprised if Vincent will be compensated by getting the Sungei Besi airport/airforce land for development

Anonymous,  29 June 2010 at 12:47  

I say Dato' Sak, I think u got it worng lah. Tak baik panggil orang names. Anyway the way I read, Syed Cheras is saying sinces taxes from gambling is deemed illegal for muslims, gunalah kutipan tu for non-muslims. Dia tak cakap pun segregate taxes according to race. Kita kenalah berbaik sangka. Tuntutan ugama tu!
Ikhlas dr "gentle reminder"

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