Justice For All Malaysia

27 OKTOBER 2008

Perlantikan Puan Low Siew Moi sebagai Pemangku Pengurus Besar Sementara Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS).

SHAH ALAM – Pengurus Besar Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) Dato’ Hj Harun Salim bersara pada hujung Oktober ini dan YAB Menteri Besar Selangor, selaku Pengerusi PKNS, menerima persaraan beliau. Sehubungan itu, Menteri Besar, setelah mengambil kira kepentingan semasa, bersetuju melanjutkan tarikh persaraan Timbalan Pengurus Korporat dan Akaun Puan Low Siew Moi, selama satu tahun dan melantik beliau memangku jawatan Pengurus Besar Sementara PKNS.

Puan Low, yang sudah 35 tahun berkhidmat di PKNS, iaitu selama 11 tahun berjawatan Timbalan Pengurus Korporat dan Akaun, yang bertanggungjawab menerajui bahagian korporat, kewangan dan pengurusan aset, dilihat sebagai calon paling sesuai memangku secara sementara waktu jawatan terpenting di PKNS.

Dengan persaraan Dato’ Hj Harun, Menteri Besar, yang juga pernah mengetuai syarikat swasta, berpendapat persaraan serentak dua pegawai kanan tersebut tidak boleh menjamin penerusan pentadbiran yang berkesan (effective continuation of the management). Oleh sebab itu, beliau meminta Puan Low agar menangguhkan persaraan dan sebaliknya berkerjasama dengan ahli lembaga pengarah PKNS bagi menerajui urusan pentadbiran PKNS sehingga calon yang sesuai dilantik mengisi jawatan Pengurus Besar.

Kita bersyukur kerana Puan Low, yang berpengalaman dan dedikasi, bersetuju menyatakan kesediaan beliau menjalankan tugas tersebut, dan pada masa sama lembaga pengarah PKNS berusaha mendapatkan Pengurus Besar yang berkaliber, berwibawa, beretika dan berkebolehan untuk membawa perbadanan itu ke era baharu. Dalam hal ini, Puan Low mengakui agar peneraju PKNS yang baharu mestilah seorang Bumiputera yang profesional dan mempunyai pengalaman dalam pembangunan hartanah, pembangunan semula dan disegani oleh komuniti hartanah.

Menteri Besar juga berpendapat yang pengalaman Puan Low amat berguna bagi membantu Kerajaan Negeri melaksanakan penyusunan semula dalam operasi dan aktiviti PKNS yang bukan sahaja beraspirasi untuk menjadi antara organisasi yang terbaik di rantau ini tetapi juga dalam usahanya memulakan projek pembangunan semula perumahan baharu (re-development of new townships) di Petaling Jaya, Kajang dan Kelang.

Perlu ditegaskan, pencarian calon Pengurus Besar PKNS dalam kalangan pegawai kanan yang sedang berkhidmat PKNS sudahpun diusahakan. Namun, ada beberapa sebab tentang perlunya juga kita mencari calon di luar PKNS. Antara sebabnya, PKNS berkehendakan pegawai yang profesional dalam aspek hartanah, di samping mempunyai kelayakan dalam bidang pengurusan hartanah, kejuruteraan, seni bina atau jurunilai untuk mengetuai PKNS memulakan projek pembangunan semula sebagaimana dinyatakan di atas.

Kami juga mendapati terdapat unsur “conflict of interest” dalam struktur PKNS itu sendiri apabila terdapat sekumpulan pegawai kanan memegang saham 30% dalam anak syarikat PKNS, iaitu PKNS Infra Sdn Bhd.

Setelah membuat pemeriksaan terhadap rekod PKNS selama 44 tahun ini, kami amat kesal apabila mendapati pengalaman PKNS dalam usaha memartabatkan kaum Melayu dalam bidang peniagaan, khususnya dalam bidang pembangunan hartanah, amat tidak membanggakan. Ini disebabkan lebih 75% daripada projek yang dilaksanakan diberi kepada syarikat bukan Melayu baik secara langsung mahupun tidak secara langsung.

Perlu ditegaskan, Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat amat mementingkan pentadbiran secara telus dan bertanggungjawaban (transparency and accountability) dan berpendapat PKNS perlu mengubah corak pentadbiran supaya menghayati dan melaksanakan kepentingan ini.

Kami dapati akaun yang sedia ada tidak mencerminkan gambaran yang betul tentang operasi perbadanan tersebut. Sebagai contoh, mengikut laporan akaun tahun 2007, Pengerusi PKNS mendakwa perbadanan tersebut berjaya dalam perniagaan pembagunan hartanah setelah mengaut untung sebayak RM500 juta. Namun setelah disemak, didapati 50% keuntungan tersebut berbentuk “extra-ordinary items” (hasil pendapatan luar biasa). Berkaitan dengan pengumuman keuntungan tersebut, turut diperlihatkan keputusan yang meragukan apabila PKNS menghadiahkan RM100,000 kepada mantan Pengerusi PKNS, yang juga bekas Menteri Besar Selangor, sebagai bonus terhadap kejayaan PKNS memperoleh “keuntungan” tersebut.

Lebih parah lagi, kami dapati terdapat beberapa aktiviti dan keputusan perniagaan (business decision) yang dibuat bukan berdasarkan keperluan PKNS tetapi keperluan politik kerajaan yang terdahulu! Perkara ini sudahpun diakui oleh Pengurus Besar sekarang dan Puan Low bersedia bekerjasama dengan lembaga pengarah PKNS bagi mengenal pasti perkara yang dibetulkan yang sekali gus membaiki pentadbiran perbadanan itu.

Sesungguhnya, tindakan yang radikal perlu dilakukan bagi “membersihkan” PKNS supaya ia betul-betul mencapai matlamat asal untuk memberi fokus kepada perniagaan pembangunan hartanah yang diceburi, di samping meningkatkan pembangunan sosio-ekonomi masyarakat terutama kalangan masyarakat Melayu yang mahu berkerja keras dan berusaha tanpa ihsan daripada mana-mana pihak.

DATO’ MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR

TAN SRI ABDUL KHALID IBRAHIM

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Pakatan weary of 1969, says MB
Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Oct 25, 08 9:50pm
Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the opposition Pakatan Rakyat is treading very carefully towards forming the federal government, lest certain quarters be provoked to completely suspend the country’s system of democracy.

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He said the suspension of Parliament and the state of emergency called – and since then still technically in place – after the wins by the opposition in the May 1969 general election offer sombre lessons for those seeking drastic change.

khalid ibrahim selangor state budget pc 120808 02Khalid said that while Anwar Ibrahim, who is parliamentary opposition leader and PKR de facto head, harbours strong ambitions of leading the change of government, he is also painfully aware that such moves could lead to a change in the very system of governance itself.

“We are (still) working towards it. Anwar is very careful – we have to be very careful. Because any rushed action may end up in curtailing the democratic process. We do know Malaysia had that experience in 1969,” he told MalaysiaIndru editor Ji Wi Kathaiah in a recent interview.

“It is not in our interests that by seeking to acquire government, people are deprived of democracy,” he added.

“He has got an idealism such that if you can get to rule the federal government, it would be better,” Khalid added in reference to the five Pakatan-led states.

“But I am of the opinion that we have to be careful, that by taking over government, you do not trade in democracy,” he stressed.

Sept 16 deadline missed

Anwar, formerly the deputy premier and finance minister, has declared he had enough supporters from the ruling BN coalition to topple its government.

Pakatan Rakyat, which controls 81 parliamentary seats, needs another 31 MPs for a simple majority to form the federal government.

anwar ibrahim and september 16 eventSince then, Anwar has missed the Sept 16 self-imposed deadline. While asserting that Pakatan still has several other options to explore, he conceded several days ago that he was running out of options in trying to upset Barisan rule.

“I am not saying we have no options left, but I’m saying it’s getting to be much more difficult,” Anwar was quoted as saying.

Khalid said while he has decades of experience as a captain of several government-linked companies and in corporate takeovers, politics is a whole new ball game with many more risks to consider.

However slim the chances that the Barisan government would repeat its crackdown on dissent as seen about four decades ago, they still warrant caution on the part of Pakatan, said Khalid.

“Well, you calculate the probability. You may say it is a small probability. But however small it is… I’m among those who are not seeking to wrest control of the government at all costs. The people have to come first, and everything else should follow.

“Of course, we have a situation where once we do it, we have to go back to the people and decide whether you want us to be in power or not. There may have to be elections as early as possible in order to gain legitimate recognition of this new government.

“But of course, in politics, the game is fluid. I do not have any experience in this. Logically, I can think. But politics is not logical. Taking over a corporation, I can handle. But taking over a government, you are handling different groups of people” he said.

In the one-hour interview, Khalid also spoke on the latest developments surrounding the Wives of Selangor State Assemblymen and MPs Charity and Welfare Organisation (Balkis), the state of the ten ‘exco bungalows’, and plans for state officials and elected representatives to declare their assets and liabilities.

He also spoke of the state government’s plans to create a system of checks and balances at the level of local government to minimise  corruption.

PRS: Umno is a bully, so is PBB
Oct 25, 08 9:41am
A Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) division leader has described Umno at the federal level and Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) in Sarawak as ‘too dominant’ and indeed are ‘bullies’ in their dealings with smaller component parties in the Barisan Nasional.

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Taking a cue from the statement of former MCA president Ong Ka Ting who has expressed similar sentiments, Balleh PRS publicity chief Beginda Minda said this tendency of one party dominance has an adverse impact on public perception and intra BN relationships.

“It is my view that in Sarawak, PRS, a component party inside the state and federal Barisan Nasional has been bullied by what could collectively be called the “BN leadership,” he said in a statement to Malaysiakini today

Elaborating, Beginda explained that in the case of Sarawak, the BN system has generated a state level entity where there has been one dominant party, the PBB which is leading the state BN government.Very powerful Taib Mahmud

PBB president Abdul Taib Mahmud is also state BN chair and chief minister of Sarawak for the past 27 years.

taib mahmud and sarawak new state assembly buildingHe has long been described as Sarawak’s most powerful personality and is known to be intolerant of dissent within the party’s ranks.

“Just as there is a public perception of Umno being too dominant at the national level, there is also a similar perception that in Sarawak, the dominant role of  PBB has had an effect on the conduct of smaller parties, such as PRS,” Beginda said.

Prime Minister and national BN chair Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has responded immediately to Ong’s remarks on Oct 18, denying that Umno has bullied others in the BN. Umno information chief Muhammad Muhammad Taib has also asked for proofs of Umno bullying.

Responding to Muhammad Taib’s request, Beginda cited two recent instances of Umno and PBB bullying PRS.

The first was during the 2006 state election when a component BN party was ‘allowed’ to steal a PRS seat

“Neither the state nor federal BN intervened effectively to stop a component party from interfering in the affairs of another. Where was BN when effective action was needed? It was as if the BN was shutting its proverbial “eye” to the intra-BN infighting in Sarawak. By letting the problem fester, it was acting as a bully, not a problem solver,” Beginda pointed out.

The second incident was during the March general election when two of the party’s candidates were rejected without any reason.

Beginda queried why was PBB allowed to choose its candidates to contest on PRS seats.

“Where is the principle that component parties ought to be free to conduct their own affairs and make the selection of candidates themselves? Is this not a case of dominance and bullying?” he asked.

“As a result, PRS was caught in a dilemma. The choices were two: PRS could have rejected the suggested replacements or it could have accepted them. A refusal to accept the replacement candidates could have left the party open to accusations of being disloyal to BN, a grave enough political sin. Such a move would have put PRS leadership in hot soup and perhaps alienate the party from BN.

james masing“The impact on PRS was that it was a tremendous “let down”. To paraphrase Dato Seri Ong, the perception was that a partner in Sarawak BN – the PBB – was being “too dominant”.

Despite these internal BN problems, Sarawak managed to deliver all but one of its 31 parliamentary seats to the BN. The ruling coalition only lost Bandar Kuching to DAP.

PRS is led by Dr James Masing who is the party’s founder president. He is also state land development minister.

PRS has six members of parliament. Its vice-president Joseph Entulu  serves at the federal level as deputy minister for national and rural development.

Other options, other than BN

On the current situation within the Sarawak BN, Beginda said it would seem that “we in PRS are still back in a bad school environment where the weaker students are being bullied by the more senior ones.”

He called for a mechanism in the BN for components parties to be protected from the predation of others, no matter what the excuse.

“Umno and PBB could be strong but that should be so without being dominant up to the level that it could openly ‘interfere’ into the internal affairs of another component party,” said Beginda..

parliament seats sarawak 241008Stressing that the BN leadership must be just, Beginda said the organisational integrity of a component party like PRS must be maintained.

“Its decisions, such as the nomination of candidates, must be respected. Failure to do this could lead to fragmentation at the peripheries and ultimately could spread to the centre,” he warned.

Beginda also emphasised on the need for re-generation, re-vitalization and re-growth within the BN..

“The BN machinery is seen as an ossified body, presently unable to respond effectively to the needs of component parties and that of the country as a whole. The message is that such dominance need to be rectified and ways be found as a means of resuscitating the rest of the BN partners so that the BN machinery could be energized and respond to the people more effectively, “ he said.

Beginda reminded the BN top leadership that the coalition must wake up to current political realities and stop being in a state of denial.

“Before, there was only BN which could provide the  national leadership. After March 2008, it is clear that PRS has other, perhaps better, options,” he added with that friendly ‘warning’

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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

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