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Sakmongkol ak 47

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Why the fuss over the 2010 AG Report.

Let us show you a few examples. Perhaps then readers will understand what all the fuss is over the AG Report.
Bizarre overpricing- the National Youth Skills Institute (under the Youth and Sports Ministry) approved the purchase of a car jack that cost RM50 for RM5,700, a digital camera that cost RM2,990 was bought for RM8,254 and RM1,146 was paid for a set of technical pens with a market price of RM160;
Negligence- the Police Air Wing purchased two helicopters worth RM117.75 million, which could not be used, as they did not meet specifications. Another RM15.4mil was spent to train pilots to fly these helicopters.
Incompetence- Customs Department under-utilized its RM290mil information technology system but was planning to spend another RM451.30mil to develop a new one.
These are the findings of the Auditor General’s report a few years ago.  If the transgressions were not rectified, we know it means, things have not improved. If matters are left as they are, we can then more or less expect what’s coming.  We can expect the same stories about negligence and incompetence because  those responsible are laid back about the issues. We have all the reasons to believe that the report for 2011, next year, will reveal the same story about misappropriation of funds, bizarre overpricing, projects not completed. These are indicators of negligence, incompetence and regretfully said- of officious arrogance.
The 2010 Auditor General's Report  is precisely that- voluminous and horrifying mentions about more or less the same findings contained in reports of preceding years. What does that say? It says loud and clear, the same transgressions committed were not rectified or even allowed to continue. It means the same wrongdoings are allowed to be perpetrated because the enabling circumstances and possibly the same perpetrators were allowed to persist. It further shows those responsible to ensure the transgressions are not repeated have been incompetent and negligent in carrying remedial actions.
The same people who did all the transgressions are still in commanding positions; they will have the opportunity to improve upon their incompetence by doing more damage. The Chief Secretary’s village fool response by way of saying he is not worried and that the problem has been dealt with because he has sent circulars asking officials to exercise more discipline is a negligent expression and ensuing act of gross callousness. I am afraid, the public isn’t that forgiving.
We don’t want circulars- we want those transgressors punished or even sacked. Ask them to publicly explain what happened to those overspendings? Let’s ask the chairman of Giatmara for example, where is the shop that sells the heavy duty blender for 4 times the market price. Let’s make it the 1 Malaysia shop for heavy duty blenders. Maybe even give them soft loan from EPF.  Let us Mydin the shop.
Yet we want to extend the services of such a fellow. Let’s elect Allred E Newman for Chief Secretary then.  Then, we are assured the same transgressions repeated, will be met with the same incredulous response of what me worry!
The answer is also, we don’t have to suffer the incompetence of those entrusted to manage public money. If they don’t manage properly and because it’s our money they are managing, they deserve to be publicly assailed. This isn’t about being perplexed as to why the opposition should bicker about the report. If you do, then we shall have to explain to you in as simple terms as possible.
This is beyond opposition. This is about, the mismanagement of our money which deserves being treated as a cause of concern for possible fraud and deception.
The short answer to the question then as to why the opposition gets irked by the audit report as do all right thinking Malaysians is the money being treated isn’t the property of the transgressors. That being so, the administration of the money and the application of the funds thereof, must be done with utmost care. It’s not your father’s money. That is the short answer.
The long answer is, Malaysians are fed up of the deception and misappropriation of funds.
For the year 2010, the government approved a budget of RM 149 billion for operating expenditure. This wasn’t enough and the government had to increase the opex to 151 billion. The report said 9 ministries over spent. Here is where all of us should be concerned. This is taxpayers money being spent on opex. The 2 billion could have been spent of capex capital expenditure which builds capacity to create more wealth.
Now, Malaysians are equally outraged by the revelations of the 2010 Auditor-General Reports on the continuing financial scandals, hanky-panky and gross financial negligence in government. We are horrified to learn for example, the  National Sports Institute acquired 23 horses totalling RM5.66 million without a Financial Ministry go-ahead with none of the horses competed in two recommended international championships; we have the case of the RM142 million RazakSAT malfunctioning barely a year after being commissioned; wait, we have more- The Malaysian Marine Parks Department spent a whopping RM56,350 for a pair of night vision Marine binoculars, 29 times more than its market value of RM1,940; and paid the same amount for another pair of night vision Bushnell binoculars, or 1,893 per cent more than its actual price of RM2,827.
We are once again appalled at the incompetence of front line workers incapable of appreciating the importance of proper placement of decimal points and making accounting mistakes that resulted in wasteful overspending. These should not have happened if there are efficient and proper internal audit systems. As the result of a laid back attitude, we are told of stories where a pensioner received RM21, 433 a month instead of RM214.33 for 16 months!. The mistake was detected after more than a year. The officer who finally detected the mistake should be a given a merit order.
We are also dismayed of hearing Giatmara Centre mistakenly paying RM170 per kg instead of RM1.70 per kg for sugar for a poverty eradication programme or RM25, 500 for 150 kg of sugar! This must be a special kind of sugar.
What about the village-fool response that I mentioned above? In his response to the 2010 Auditor-General’s Reports, the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Sidek Hassan has repeated his annual reaction and call to all departments and agencies to take heed of the Auditor-General’s comments and views. Which goes to show, that what I said about the same mistakes being repeated did take place, otherwise, he wouldn’t have to repeat his annual reaction would he?
No wonder then, there was this need to delay the submission of the 2010 Auditor-General’s Report to ensure that it would not completely overshadow Najib’s 2012 Budget. Otherwise, the Finance Minister’s charitable overtures would be overshadowed and overwhelmed by the over 1,300 pages of exposes of financial irregularities, hanky-panky as well as misappropriation of public funds in the first full year of PM Najib’s premiership.
All right thinking Malaysians are waiting for the Finance Minister or the Chief Secretary to explain the delay in submitting the 2010 Auditor-General Reports until after the end of the parliamentary debate on the 2012 Budget. If the Report was enclosed alongside the budget documents, the AG Report would have been the foremost parliamentary issue.


bruno,  29 October 2011 at 06:40  

Dato,first the Chief Secretary's response.To sent out a circular about what? Overspending is one thing,as more disclipline will curb and rectify the problem.But the problem is not about overspending.It is about the marking up of the prices of goods purchased many times over the market prices.

Overspending is due to negligience.Marking up of prices is corruption,a felony,with the overpayments going to the pockets of criminals.The Chief Secretary must be the village fool not to understand the difference.One doesn't sent out circulars to civil servants who are involved in corruption.Either report them to the MACC or PDRM,or just fire them as the MACC and PDRM are in the same boat.

At the rate these crooks are going,soon the department heads of our government agencies will be living in homes larger than Ezam's mansion.Nowadays corruption is not only for the elite.It is all the way from cabinet ministers down to the office peons.To have your application files on top or expedited by the office peon will cost you 20-50 ringgit.It depends on how fast or important it is.

The only way to solve this cancer is to chopped the head off the snake.That is the politicains involved in corruption.This can only be done at the ballot boxes.The people must have the guts to say enough is enough.

mahaza 29 October 2011 at 07:58  

Are those culprits were the same guys who proposed the retirement age to be increased to 60 yrs as they also aged and worried being put to trial after retirement? Who knows...

ted 29 October 2011 at 08:12  

"RM25, 500 for 150 kg of sugar! This must be a special kind of sugar."

I can't help laughing at this although its not a laughing matter. Maybe this rare form of sugar will boost our longevity or even enhanced our sex life!

The inertia to act against the perpetrators right from day one has emboldened these people. It really boils down to poor governance, mediocrity and pampering to this fixed deposit vote bank. It will be next to impossible to change things without a change of leadership where good governance based on first principles are put in place. We need to overcome our mental, racial, and all other insecurities we may have in order to do the right thing.

david khoo 29 October 2011 at 08:12  

I had almost forgotten the shocking findings of the AG's reports of the past, and your article has caused me to be shocked again.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 08:17  

What saddens me most is the fact that those who commit these transgressions are my fellow Muslims. What excuse can they give? That they don't know right from wrong? That they don't have enough renumeration? That their parents didnt teach them good values? There's no excuse whatsoever

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 08:33  

If such bizarre over pricing, negligence and incompetence keep on being repeated year in and year out costing tax payers money hundreds million of ringgit with no concrete effort to remedy them, I wonder whether LAG is still relevant and allowed to continue to exist.

If its existence is nothing more than fulfilling the requirement of the constitution then it is a blatant waste of public fund. The only ones who will benefit most from the volumes of report prepared will be the kacang putih sellers or the 'surat khabar lama' collectors.


albert magic,  29 October 2011 at 09:04  

hello chief secretary sidek,dont you feel guilty when you or your assistant read this article ? please help us fellow malaysian by tendering your resignation if there is any dignity left in you

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 09:22  


Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 09:43  

Why worry indeed?The big boys are blatantly awarding direct nego pdp with 7.5% swiss cheese sweetener n umpteen other huge billion dollar deals.
The rot starts from the head.
The rot is BN.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 09:50  

The chief secretary might as well record his warning speech on a tape recording like those hawkers made in the pasar malam so that he could replay it year after year. It is the same old warning made year after year but the same mistakes will repeat because these offenders know there are no actions.

supps 29 October 2011 at 10:02  

The pensioner received RM21,433 a month instead of RM214.33 for 16 months!. Let me hazard a guess. The officer who shifted the decimal point negotiated with the pensioner for half the amount. The plundering of the rakyat's wealth is so rampant that from the top to the bottom, everyone gets creative in knowing how to plunder.

ordinary malaysian 29 October 2011 at 10:12  

Yes, Datuk, it's the same heaven and hell each year until the next episode of annals horribilis.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 10:19  

Why put the blame on KSN and the other civil servants only? Yes they may be responsible for the wrongdoings but the ACCOUNTABILITY lies in the respective ministers.

The ministers cannot easily absolve themselves and go scot-free. We have witnessed how ministers in other countries tendered their resignation but unfortunately it does not happen in MALAYSIA.


Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 10:20  

Told you that the chief bastard Secretary ought to be sacked long time ago? What the fcuks is his job ?
Told you when its the "abang ,Adek enviorment you can touch a living sou!
Only in this country the guilty ones are laughing their way to the bank!
Gosh! how we wish we were still under the British Raj to teach that duku Chief secretary how to do his job and not asrse licking the Pm and cohorts.!
Its a fcuking disgrace our ketuanans can't do a decent job? and still want to be cockheads!

Navi 29 October 2011 at 10:45  

Aren't there standard procedures set for purchases and payments? Wouldn't the invoices gone through a series of checks before payments are made? How the heck can RM25,500 be paid if the invoices had passed through a few hands before a cheque is prepared? Don't the signatories view the invoice before signing especially as it involves a large sum? The whole issue reeks of high level corruption involving the whole department rather than a mistake with decimals.
The Chief Secretary should take responsibilities and step down as his instructions have not been heeded.
Surprised I am not at the many who accuse you of pettiness to your earlier articles. Either many of them are similarly engaged in money making or they are too loyal to their party to see wrong from right.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 11:05  

Projek Feedlot Nasional Gagal Kerana Pengusaha Tiada Pengetahuan Asas
PENDANG: Kegagalan projek National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC) yang dilaporkan oleh Jabatan Audit Negara baru-baru ini disebabkan kegagalan pengusaha tempatan melaksanakan projek tersebut dengan baik.

Timbalan Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani, Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum berkata, kegagalan projek ternakan lembu feedlot tersebut disebabkan rata-rata pengusaha tidak mempunyai ilmu pengetahuan yang luas dalam bidang pertanian.

Minister & KSU who approved this project are also bahalol did not do their due diligent properly. When this was proposed so manu people are against it but it goes through during MY as MOA minister

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 11:57  

These are the problems arises when the ruling elites are allowed to rule the country for too long.

For so many donkey years the current ruling coalition has never faced the real threat of losing federal power, of course they will not be afraid of the wrath of the people and continue to loot the country.
With an effective and working two-party system , potential thieves, robbers and pirates will think twice before commiting these blatant broad daylight robberies.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 12:10  

Looks like "circulars" sent
are just reminders to include
15% for certain people !!
Malaysia boleh ! Cukup lah --
tiba masa untuk ABU.

shyetan 29 October 2011 at 12:37  

Things got bad during Mamaktier's days so after 3 decades of misdemeanor it is already the culture in the public service - everything ok - can kautim after all abang adek in the right places - who cares?

CYC,  29 October 2011 at 12:39  

I repeat here that 90% of civil servants lives on HARAM money. Why talk so loud about your faith when u already thrown them into a waste dustbin while temporary blind fold your eyes and buangkan sanubari anda yang tidak beriman langsung. Sememangnya orang yang paling berdosa dan keji adalah orang yang menipu dengan memperalatkan agama.

Makanan halal tidak dapat menghalalkan pendapatan haram.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 13:20  

Jadi SPRM dan Polis kena tunggu aduan dibuat baru nak siasat, tak macam kes politik atau kes pembangkang yang ada saja lapuran dalam, suratkhabar terus siasat. Malaysiaku.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 13:26  


I support Sak and Aspan to be next candidate for PR. Make both of them candidates for DAP. Let them report to Mr LIM papa and son. That would be great, isn't it!!

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 13:49  

Sidek practically knows nothing except apple polishing his higher up. He talks so much that made all ksus doing the same thing as his i.e apple polishing. He was saying that the promotion board for public service which is chaired by him will not only promote officers to a higher grade but will also punished them when they didnt performed. That was his earlier statement as Chief Secretary to the government. He made that stupid statement to prove that he knew nothing but berlagak tahu semua. There is the different between promotion and disciplinary board although he chaired both functions.
Now is the right time he must practice apa yang tiada janjikan. Take necessary disciplinary action against those Public Servants who have committed wrong doing that appeared in the AG report. Dont forget to take disciplinary action against your own self. You have failed to lead the public servants. Make yourself as the only KSN that has been punished by disciplinary board due to your failure.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 14:02  

Dato' too many village fools.
Not only the Chief Secretary but the whole bunch of the head of departments need to be sacked but just wait and see and you bet sir that only the front liner will be the "kambing hitam" and the rest will be laughing going to the bank.
Ini cerita lama only a change of government can sort this out itu pun belum tentu ba...The fish rots from its head!
I bet you all the kepala are involved but normally they will escape after getting the kambing hitam by abusing their power.WTF!

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 14:03  

Incompetence? Negligence? Oversight? Get real! Our civil(not so civil) servants know exactly what they are doing. They dont mind being called negligent or incompetent and left off the hook. They are fraudsters - nothing more, nothing less. Charge them for fraud! Do we hear of such shenanigans in Singapore?

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 14:26  

Yes we don’t want circulars- we want those transgressors punished or even sacked. That's what happened to staff in any organization including GLCs. Why the treatment is different when it comes to the bosses in government service including ministers?

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 14:51  

All taxpayers should withhold paying their income tax until government get their agencies spending in order?

why UMNO?,  29 October 2011 at 15:47  

Datuk Sakmongkol, UMNO the party mainly responsible for this bad governance is your party, so what do you plan to do about it? Organize a protest or something similar?

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 18:50  

This my friends is what we call 'Zero Budgeting'. You see in the 80s one country in ASEAN adopted this policy of Zero Budgeting. And now it has spread to many countries in the Third World. The supplier gives his price for the product and then you as the person given the authority to purchase the item just add a "Zero" to the cost. It is that simpple.

IbnAbdHalim 29 October 2011 at 21:30  

Dato, year in and year out and yet our AG report has been repeating the same old story. Malaysians should put a stop to it by replacing the government.

Anonymous,  29 October 2011 at 23:07  

Dear dato,

Once I play golf at KGSSAS and in between few holes there is a number of sprawling bungalows like palace. I ask my friend which is member of club whose the owner. Oh that is ex TKSU, that one is ex KSU, that one another KSU. How on earth they afford this kind of house with their life saving salary!

Anonymous,  30 October 2011 at 00:21  

now I think it is very real that RM888 bil has been siphoned or leaked out of malaysia since early 80's.This sin must end or a revolution will start sooner or later.

Anonymous,  30 October 2011 at 00:25  

It is apparent then, for next year's report, the AG has only to fill in the blanks i.e. the figures. Sentences will still be the same. The Chief Sitting Bull will then send the same circular.....

Anonymous,  30 October 2011 at 08:52  

After attending BTN lectures how not to feel invulnerable, untouchable and invisible? PAS would win the next General Election hands down if it were to say, "We shall first implement Hudud for civil servants when we get elected and go nationwide later."

Are these people practising Muslims? Why are they not worried about the well-being of the Ummah? Is this also the reason why I always detect a momentary loss of concentration on Najib's face whenever he speaks with much put-on gusto? Grant it to him, at least he has not uttered so far, that self-righteous "Saya pantang dicabar/I hate to be challenged" by his predecessor.

We are all in for the long-haul and the worst seat to occupy today is the Chief Secretary's. Nothing he says is going to explain away the sorry state of this country, and the politicians would still be smiling. Look around and see the mansions of the ruling elite. No wonder these inhabitants see Apostasy as an incipient cancer.

Dato Chief Secretary, my heart goes for you, sinless among sinners aplenty, and a voice crying in the wilderness.

OneMalaysian,  30 October 2011 at 10:16  

Dear Sakmongkol

It is plain from the comments of your many readers that they are fed-up and angry at the perennial mismanagement of public funds. The questions we must deal with are: why does this occur with impunity? Why are the culprits not punished? Can anything be done to rectify the situation?

First, let it be said that this overspending and stealing of public funds can be solved, and quite easily, too. Penang, like other states, were no different when it came to blowing budgets and buying things at 3-5 times market value. But since 2008, the PR government has put a stop to it by the simple expedient of procuring goods and services through open, public tenders. Everyone can bid, and the winners and the contract price are then published. It was that simple. And Penang has since converted annual deficits into surpluses. Speak with Penangites, and they will tell you how proud they are of their government.

Now, why can’t this be replicated in non-PR governed states, and in the federal civil service? This is what we need to analyze if we are to find the solutions.

The purchase of goods and services way above market value occurs through the active collusion between those in government who has the power to procure (senior officers), and it involves the cooperation of private sector suppliers. I suspect, that in many instances it is the merchants that initiate the dirty deals.

This is how it works. A public servant will alert his merchant “kaki” that the government wants to buy X quantity at Y price. A “tender” is then called, but because most goods are not commodities (exactly alike), it is possible for the officer to award the tender not to the lowest bid, citing “unique features” of products offered by the “kaki”. The tender is then warded. After the award, the “kaki” offers some additional features (call this a variation order, VO) that is supposed to “improve” performance, but the price is now bumped up a lot. That’s how such deals are done. There are also instances in which the goods supplied are below specifications or standards, so resulting in increased profits to be shared by the colluding parties. Good examples of this are the substandard government buildings where roofs and ceilings collapsed – hospitals, army camps, government offices in Putrajaya and such.

Why has the government and cabinet ministers done nothing to those thieving bureaucrats? The plain answer is that they themselves are not clean, so they cannot preach what they don’t practice, and the civil servants take advantage of this weakness. A senior Forestry Department officer was once asked why they did not stop forestry enforcement staff from colluding with timber loggers who steal timber from government forests, and stop them from falsely declaring high value timber as low value timber to escape paying the higher timber duties levied on them? He said when he spoke about this to his enforcement staff (who were on the take from timber loggers to close one eye), they replied: Tuan, kita makan sikit-sikit sahaja; MB dan Ahli-ahli Exco makan banyak. So this senior officer could do nothing to them. If we want to put a stop to all this abuse of public funds let’s start at the very top – the Cabinet ministers, the MBs and the powerful BN (especially, UMNO) party warlords. Penang has shown us the way forward. If this BN government is unwilling or unable to change, let the citizens change the government.

komando 30 October 2011 at 11:20  


He is there IN PM OFFICE to suck and lick balls, just about that,how dare he can do the d'menteri about all these corrupt practices!








komando 30 October 2011 at 11:37  


We sure know who wanted IT.

We all know now how to bodek boss and be good at it

BUT what really happened is your guess.

The "Bodeker" wants the contract
He gets the suppliers to say that these horses are damn GOOD A-1 quality, sure can win!

When all the horses come it was all a farce - old & retired mares!
How to race! So makan rumput sahaja boleh!

Buy first we can train to become world champions...boss sure likes it! Finds out kuda tempang semua, fit for making SATAY KUDA only!

Boss does want it, but force to take it, because somebody wants to make the deal go thru and make a hefty commission! Who cares if the horses are lame and dying!

Boss says we buy it and make it as a farewell gift....we can get some pingat after this!




Zaidi,  30 October 2011 at 11:51  

Dato' Sak
The AG report is a report the present Govt can do without. Now what are we going to do about it? More circulars of course coming from the KSN office. I say bring Tun Ahmad Sarji in and let him say a word or two on this. The present KSN and KSU and the Ketua2 Pengarah is bringing shame to the Perkhidmatan Awam. By the way, where is AMANAH? Come on Ku Li, say something.

walla 30 October 2011 at 12:57  

The sickening revelations of this AuG report has nullified all feel-good effects of the Budget.

In fact, they have magnified the general perception that the Umno government systematically cheats and scams the rakyat every year to enrich its own warlords and napoleons.

Those fixed deposit voters - the civil servants, teachers, ex-servicemen, and farmers - who will be benefiting from the budget at the expense of the private sector and the future of our national cash-flow will now have to answer for themselves whether they could have gotten more if such thievery in their midst had been arrested.

How will they show their faces even when they can show their hands to receive the handouts? What face will that teacher wear when she receives her new salary scale and increment after saying she hoped the raise didn't mean more work?

And the private sector which has been paying the taxes that fund government procurements will now think twice whether they should be so conscientious about paying taxes to a government good only for spinning, fumbling, stealing and racist manipulations.

Najib's mat salleh imaging man is going to have his hands full. How is he going to make the PM look good when everything is so kucar-kacir? Borrow Hermione's magic wand? Pad on SK-II essence? Botox Najib's administration?

Upfront the rakyat are told in no uncertain terms we are going to be a high-income economy; self-syioking terms like transformation, caring government, 1Malaysia and Pemandu acronyms pop up like bubbles to create the aura of progress. But in the background they are ripping off the very rakyat who have been promised a better tomorrow under the Umno yolk.

From business-proxies in the GLCs to ruinous markups in non-tender procurements, Umno has been lying and stealing from the rakyat of Malaysia and weakening all sectors of our economy.

In the past, the government had internal checks and balances. There were laws and regulations. They were applied consistently and without fear, favour or racial lens. Today, as has been happening since Mahathir started his double-faced regime, all that has been bastardized.

In the descended tradition of pirates from Sulawesi, anything goes so long as the status quo favoring the incumbents remains, and people who hold power, and position, are above the law which is meant only to keep in check the rakyat to be cowered by religion so that the same scams and schemes can continue into their next generations.

How else, for instance, can you explain why Mahathir can be teflonized but Prof Bari shall only have to be satisfied with a bullet in his mail? Before His Eyes, who is the better man?

Answer us how His Standards of Ethics can be safeguarded when the principles of justice have been conveniently sacrificed for political expediency and personal greed if not glory, leaving only hypocrisy and the munafiqation of our Malays as indisputable results for the whole world to see.

All for what?

The first progress payment at the rate of rm1 million per hospital bed?

The jaguh longkang insight that one must prefer the right to inflict black eyes over the right of humans to show compassion to one another even of other faiths?

Our Malays have been fed the grass of stupidity by the dunce-caps of the Pagoh's of this land.

walla 30 October 2011 at 12:57  


Just imagine those AuG revelations are only the tips of the titanic iceberg.

They are what the AuG teams could capture from paper trails during the tight schedules of audits in the company of sullen-faced officials.

What about those at the interfaces explained off as lack of accounting skills or primitive record-keeping?

If the private sector can have things like shadow markets, don't you think the public sector won't have things like shadow expenditures?

How can any sane-minded rakyat trust a government like this for one more second?

Every second is another page of criminal activity to be consigned to next year's AuG report. And the next....

That is why despite being present in person, the Baganlatuk minister cannot explain the difference in market price paid off in an Umno crony deal. That difference in price is not six ringgit. It's Six Billion ringgit. That's Enam Ribu Juta ringgit. Where's that money today in our finest of all AlifBata lands? How many green and red and white packets you reckon it would have been that our toothless wizened-face farmer toiling in the baking leech-filled fields can compute? Is that humungous sum sunk again in another double-tap defense project to take its place with frothing submarines, sputtering naval boats, leaking tanks, and training programs involving electrical appliances supplied to places without electricity, so near new dams without water.

Don't be lazy, laggards. Saunter today into the innards of that DRB building in Glenmarie; the sonometer needle is stationary. It's a front.

Meanwhile, ask yourselves if your dessicated tongues can still form words to explain why your EPF is allowed to be the national bailout moneylender?

In giving out those gargantuan loans without government guarantee of repayment and away from the eyes of all its shareholders - namely Malaysia truly asia's suckers - is Umno saying it has found some secret mumbo-jumbo to avert financial collapse of the rakyats' only retirement money?

If those loans default, will the government be printing more money at its plant in Shah Alam to make up for the regrettable shortfall, or in support of green movements to use less timber to make paper, will it ask retirees to kick their buckets faster?

Shall the rakyat of Malaysia conclude that the Umno government's real attitude towards the rakyat can be personified in one simple word?


The rakyat have been screwed kau-kau, furthermore by exorbitantly overpriced screwdrivers.

Tired from perambulating in the compound with mosquitoes and cicadas for company, you accidentally sit on the remote control one evening and the tv turns on. It's rtm1 news, a channel you would normally avoid like the plague, except when you want to see how the newscasters try their best to hold their grins.

The screen shows the Naza kid at a press conference on the KL financial hub. Suddenly it hits you. That's supposed to be a RM25 Billion property-play project. How is it that Naza of AP infamy gets carte blanche control over it? Which day was it the tender ad had come out? Why is this project given special ten-year tax relief, including the same privilege to the tenants who are being courted from the oil-rich middle-east?

And where are they going to find the english-speaking savvies needed to helm the industries there who will need to interact with others in the global financial markets, key-stroke Bloomberg terminals, power-point strategic value analysis? From Pagoh, Bagan Latuk, Sembrong and Jerlun, perhaps?

walla 30 October 2011 at 12:59  


Is that how we are going to achieve our high income economy? By jacking up economic numbers to aggregate to some total even when ninety percent of the rakyat wonder why they're still feeling the pinch of inflation and stationary wages? Could it be the type of sugar in the cake?

Always remember this - when the Umno government first announced the RM50 Billion MRT project, it said 90 percent would be private sector funded, and 10 percent government. Now it looks like 100 percent government and subsidized with your money and by compulsory acquisition of choice land in the mould of the Matrade building, another crony project.

Such is how big things start in this country, never to be well-finished except with the money invested to be routed to fatten bank accounts of faceless beings who send their children to the best international schools, obviously too good for yours.

This is the situation now. Before they will answer for it. Now they in your face just do it and walk away. Has Umno changed? Be my guest with your answer.

Which is why the official excuses for the AuG scams is that the staff didn't know how to do and that is why next year they must do survey of prices before they buy.

Whiskey tango foxtrot and F.U.

So what shall we do? Those square-cocks in Pakatan should wake up. That OSK report titled Election Factsheet 20 October 2011 has two maps. These maps show the geographic distribution of parliamentary and state assembly seats outcome of the 2008 GE12. Make use of them, dumbkopfs.

What would have been mostly blue in 2004 have been halved to show blue's only in the less populated areas, but all the psychedelic colours of Pakatan in the other more densely populated and developed areas.

In other words, as the rakyat roll forward to the next general elections GE13, they must take heart what has really been achieved in 2008 - tsunamic blitzkrieg.

Don't be conned or distracted away from that achievement. Move forward all panzer divisions.

Finish the job.

Put to good use those expensive meat-grinders now languishing in some training centres with a satellite, mainframe, troops of neighing horses and busloads of indonesian immigrants given citizenship so fast-tracked they have to be police-escorted halfway across the peninsular to undertake entrepreneur courses so that they can compete with our Nusantara Malays in your own backyard tomorrow.

Right, no?

Ramli Mohd Yunus 30 October 2011 at 17:38  

Dear Dato,

These are not negligence but a mere act of abuse of power and corruption. These are not things to be overlooked, these are clearly act of arrogant and heinous. Those involved should be caned and paraded in Chow Kit during lunch to say the least.

Those involved with big amount of misuse should be shot in Merdeka Square. This is when the Taliban should be around!!!

Anonymous,  30 October 2011 at 22:08  


There is no mismanagement of funds. There is only CORRUPTION which is not only condoned but openly encouraged by the government. No wonder there are so many new bumiputera millionaires around town driving Porsches, Ferraris, Bentleys, Mercedeses and BMWs and spending their time in 5 star hotel cigar lounges.

Anonymous,  31 October 2011 at 08:54  

OneMalaysian: ...because most goods are not commodities (exactly alike), it is possible for the officer to award the tender not to the lowest bid, citing “unique features” of products offered by the “kaki”...

Vanakum, precisely OneMalaysian. This was exactly the justification by PM Najib when he explained the higher cost of our Scorpene submarines (truly unsinkable!) compared to those purchased by India. We were made to understand that there were special features included in our Scorpenes which, by inference, are not found in those owned by the Indians. This is another way of saying that for all India's superior achievements in science and technology, history, civilisation, and lastly, in bluewater security context, a greater expanse of water to patrol, the mighty Indian navy's bigshots couldn't see the need to equip their warships with at least the equivalent of what a third-rate navy like ours own. How condescending, and so the pillage continues.

The cikgu-cikgu's children, once grateful to the government are now all professionals and they are saying,"munafik-munafik,cukup, cukup, kita jumpa di medan perang nanti, PRU 13." Seminar demi seminar BTN dan jeritan "Rakyat didahulukan" semuanya dalih-dalih untuk mencuri dan merompak kekayaan negara sebesar-besar yang mungkin.


Anonymous,  31 October 2011 at 09:40  


Our country is really so f***ed-up by an ever greater f***ed-up corrupt government. And the f***ed-up people in the government are still happily strutting around without any shame nor conscience. When will we Malaysians ever have a chance of nabbing these f***ed-up corrupt politicians, their greedy families and cronies and hang them by their b***s?

Kicking the present f***ed-up and corrupt government out of office is not enough. We have to make each and every of these corrupt politicians and government officials to cough back out their ill-gotten wealth before we string them up high. They have committed untold crimes against us Malaysians and they must not be get off scott free. Average Malaysians who are struggling daily to earn a decent living to put food on the table and to provide for their family's needs must have justice served against the f***ed-up corrupt government official for making their lives difficult.

I do wish that we have the justice system in China whereby swift justice is served on the corrupt government official via a single bullet. Cheap and efficient justice. But unfortunately, we then also have to shoot the entire judiciary, AG, MACC and the top honchos in PDRM.

Anonymous,  1 November 2011 at 12:57  

DATO, I would like to interpret the following differently:-
1) bizarre overpricing - actually this is not bizarre, it is called corruption pricing.
2) Negligent - there is no negligent as such, it is willfully done.
3) Incompetence - they are in fact very intelligent because they know how to do it and further to know that there will be "NFA" action against them. Can live happily ever thereafter.

Anonymous,  4 November 2011 at 09:48  

Dato Sak,

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