Cute..M$720 Million Refund

HellOooo..Am I Missing Somethinggggg..?? Would you just believe this? We made a mistake we are overcharged and now we need a refund. WHAT TYPE OF ADMINISTRATION IS THIS…?? Do you honestly think that the people are FOOLS. Even if they are they cannot be cheated over and over again and again. A fool today might just wake up to make you the GREATEST FOOL that ever lived. Please be more realistic. You made the mistake you pay for it. Get the Drift..Or am I telling it to a BLOCKHEAD…

The Port Klang Authority (PKA) today sued Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) for RM720 million, a sum which the contractor allegedly overcharged for the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project.

The suit was filed at the Shah Alam High Court this morning by PKA chairperson Lee Hwa Beng, who is the plaintiff on behalf of PKA.

lee hwa beng pkfz pc 210509 02In a statement today, Lee said PKA is seeking a declaration that interest charged on the balance purchase price of the land purchase was wrongly imposed.

He said KDSB had sold the land to PKA at RM1.088 billion at the rate of RM25 per square foot on a “special value” basis in addition to interest being charged.

“Interest ought not to have been charged separately and/or in addition to the said RM25 per square foot”, said Lee.

PKA is also seeking the court’s intervention and rectification of its schedule of payment to KDSB, as well as a refund of the interest payments made thus far.

Lee added that PKA’s decision to sue KDSB was made even before the establishment of the ‘super’ task force established by the Cabinet to probe the PKFZ scandal.

Lee warns that other suits would be filed for fraudulent, wrongful or irregular claims but did not name the parties concerned.

KDSB is the turnkey developer of the PKA owned multi-billion ringgit PKFZ flop, prompting the government to engage PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to perform an audit on the project.

Following the publication of PwC’s report in May, KDSB filed a defamation suit against PKA and the auditor for defamatory comments found in the report.

Amongst others, the PwC report claims that KDSB ‘may have’ overcharged PKA in the land purchase and overpriced the value of its works. WHO IS TO BE BLAMED..Have You Made up YOUR MIND..???

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Sammy..Oooh No the Guns of Navarone are Blazing…

Natasha of audie61 received an sms from a colleague from Malaysiakini which said,” Truly the Guns of Navarone are turned on at the MIC president” It was a breaking news item and we have copied it here for all to see. Wow.!! 

Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again lashed out at MIC president S Samy Vellu, describing him as a liability to the Barisan Nasional coalition.

In an interview with Bernama, the 84-year-old statesman showed little mercy in ripping apart his long-time friend, who only yesterday had reiterated his admiration for the former premier.

Mahathir said he was concerned that support for BN would decline in the coming elections because Samy Vellu continued to helm MIC.

mahathir 0980409The former premier said the 73-year-old MIC president should relinquish his post for his party’s failure in the last elections, where Samy Vellu was also defeated in his parliamentary stronghold of Sungai Siput.

“In other countries, when a leader fails, he resigns voluntarily. In Japan, he would commit harakiri (suicide). We are not asking him (Samy Vellu) to commit harakiri.

“You have failed to lead MIC to the point that you lost yourself,” he said.

Comparing Samy Vellu to his successor and former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Mahathir said Abdullah had resigned due to his poor performance.

“Samy’s performance is worse than Pak Lah (Abdullah), but he still does not want to give up his post,” he said, adding: “He should have resigned before things got to this stage.”

Mahathir stressed that he had a right to criticise anyone for the sake of BN, and added: “I’ve criticised Pak Lah, who’s Samy Vellu that I cannot criticise?”

The former premier said leaders must realise that the post they held was not for life. “This is not directed at Samy Vellu alone because there are others who are like him,” he added.

As for himself, Mahathir said he had wanted to resign in 1998 but because of the economic crisis and the Anwar Ibrahim issue, he had to continue leading the nation until 2003.

“I resigned not when people criticised me. I resigned because I had stayed too long.

“Malaysian leaders still do not understand that when they fail they should resign of their own volition, no need for others to tell them. When you fail, your party fails. You are responsible,” he said.

BN leaders should interfere

Asked what BN could do in view of its principle not to interfere in the affairs of component parties, he said when the matter became a problem for BN, the coalition would become the victim if it did not intervene.

He said BN leaders must admonish Samy Vellu because as BN leaders they were responsible not only for the performance of their own parties but also that of BN as a whole.

samy vellu exclusive on tamil schools 080708 06“If I know that a person will cause BN to lose, that is already a BN problem, no longer a MIC problem. We cannot keep saying don’t interfere. This is a BN affair. Because of him, the BN lost.

“Previously there was no Hindraf. Now there are scores (of pressure groups from the Indian community.) It’s him that the people don’t want but he still wants to be president,” he added.

He said leaders who resorted to money, pressure, abuse of power and threats could remain as party presidents but would not win elections.

On Samy Vellu’s chosen leaders winning the party elections last week, Mahathir said they could win party elections but would lose in general elections because the people would not support them.

He also criticised Samy Vellu for not playing a role to stop the building of temples without approval despite having promised to do so.

According to Mahathir, Samy Vellu became popular because he (Mahathir) had helped him.

“He wanted to build a university, I persuaded the government to give a RM50 million allocation and I’ve helped in many more of his projects,” he said.

Mahathir said he had to persuade the Malays to allow BN to place MIC candidates in Malay-majority areas because no constituency in the country had an Indian majority.

“Besides that, I also strove to get MIC candidates supported by the Malays. Without support from Umno members and the other Malays, MIC could not win. So that’s is my service to MIC.

“But when the MIC does something that will cause it not to be supported by the Indians, Chinese and Malays, I have to criticise,” he said.

Sammy..Sorry I have to to say this..This is the reality says Mahathir…hik hik hik

Pakatan..”Read Our Lips”.!!!

      

When Peninsular Opposition politicians remains united especially with agreements on seats or individuals picked for contest in elections in confronting the Barisan National it remains a DEADLOCKEDas far as Sarawak is concerned.

Several veteran voters  spoke to Joey of audie 61 and they expressed dissatisfaction that they cannot and are not being able to come to concensus after a couple of rounds of talks. Though its too early to pinpoint but they said it does seem to be a { “Marriage of Convenience “} Surely BN will capitalise and it will not be easy for Pakatan to reverse a negative start.

Moreover the DAP seems to be solid in their stand and this statement does not help…..DAP IS ADAMANT THAT SEAT ALLOCATION FOR THE COMING STATE ELECTION MUST BE RESOLVED BEFORE THE OPPOSITION PACT IS FORMED. The voters as we have already highlighted in our earlier reports are now more street smart and have access to information aplenty and very tech savvy.

What will they THINK OF A HEADLINE which appeared in most local dailies ( No State Pakatan Rakyat for Now)     One elderly voter was even seen waving a WHITE HANKERCHIEF and  saying( How to believe these Sarawak opposition politicians when they cannot even work together while in the Peninsular its working very well.  ??)

 voters     Yawn,yawn,yawn..Our eyes are getting sleepy..Please READ Our  LIPS….Forget it if you insists to fight HEAD-ON AGAINST BN says the voting veterans..

Oooh No Jabu.. Samy Vellu is Also Screaming”

It was supposed to be like any Saturday when the families will go shopping and have a good Saturday breakfast. Sunday is of course reserved to pay homage to the One and Only Almighty Creator for those of the Christian faith. What would you just imagine the folks who will be attending services be talking about?

 Its either going to be Jabus press statement on Penans or the MIC delegates conference. The thing with Sammy Vellu is that he has already mentioned everyone will DIE(  of course we would political sarcasm to the extreme)  which in itself is the yardstick and an indicator that all is not TOO WELL IN THE BN FAMILY. Moreover it is being analysed now by most political whose who or spin doctors that Sammy Vellu and MIC has seen better days. One of the reports HERE.

We do not want to take the SHINE off the Article but this creates a rather interesting read,”Sammy Vellu allowed delegates to speak up against a government, of which he was minister for nearly 30 years, and in which his party is still represented by a minister and two deputy ministers.” To anyone who follows MIC politics this is just the tip of the iceberg and in we are pretty sure that UMNO will not let this just slip by their fingers.  Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh!! .

On the Sarawak front though,”Jabu as deputy Chief Minister meanwhile is singing a different tune from PRS President James Masing and SPDP president William Mawan. Can anyone tell us what is the Political Strategists / Press Secretary of Jabu doing? Im not about to apple polish our dear Deputy Chief Minister Jabu as I sat down with another one DCM Chan yesterday at a Food Fair having local delicacies. The topic of conversation would be politics and what is happening in Sarawak…..plus of course the FOOD MMmmmm nice “Ayam Pansuh” 

Here goes my dear DCM if you do not know and need reminding as there are too many Sarawak tasks and responsibilities to cover,” What are your people who are supposed to inform you doing.? Arent they tasked or paid to inform you as their bosses WHAT NOT OR WHAT SHOULD BE SAID ? If this was not Sarawak or Malaysia for that matter Jabu would have incur more than the peoples wrath but also would be fearing for his life let alone his family. Please,please,please. I am not threatening but its its the REALITY of the information and technological age whereby Politicians will be judged by their press statements and actions.

What makes Chong Chieng Jin MP for Kota Sentosa so well liked by the voters while the ruling government hates his guts. Believe me we know as we are the people on the ground. For that matter PKR Dominique may have to learn a bit more to ensure that he is reelected again. I’ll bet my last $ that Chong will be another term YB. 

Of course one would remember how Sammy Vellu screamed at the opening of the MIC delegates congress.  MIC president S Samy Vellu said BN must deliver on its promises collectively as one coalition, and not individually as component parties in a veiled reference to the lack of support from Umno.

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He said the people regarded the BN as “one” and not as separate entities.”The people only see us as BN and the 1Malaysia government. So let us partner to prosper the people.” 

Without a doubt now the people who are supposedly preparing and doing the fine details of the political speeches must be accountable for their actions. The politicians does not just simply blah blah and blah unless they so decide themselves as LOOSE CANNONS.

 It must be noted that out of this whole sad political affairs that is happening in Malaysia for Jabu and Sammy something good surfaces. It just goes to show that Politicians when they come to office as YBs or Ministers needs to employ the bests political brains/strategists or else they will just tagged another “USELESS AND WORTHLESS PEOPLES REPRESENTATIVE”  It’s sad that this scenario is happening in Malaysia but we need to do some HOUSEKEEPING in order that our YBs do not become sub standard and in due time be just like another TREE LEFT TO ROT (pardon my language) on a  trafficless and unjamed Road.(unattended)

We say as always,” Something good will come out of all this..We HOPE……..)

9/11 “Back from Hiatus and the Penan Drum Beats Louder”

9/11 its a very significant date in the United States ( The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001.

We covered the PENAN ISSUE on Oct 7th 2008 and today its 9/11 and at 9.11 am I received an sms from a political friend who said to me that the Penan Issue is headlined in the front page of the Star,”They were RAPED“. I did tell him that once audie comes back from HIATUS it will be on 9/11. The drum beats from the jungles where the nomadic Penans live is without a doubt creating A BIG BOOM,BOOM BOOM SOUND.

I did mention to a women activists who is very close to the Minister of Women ,Family and Community in the presence of a lady lawyer  a couple of days ago and we are thankful to the almighty creator that the prayers are answered. This must never go one and the Penans are HUMAN BEINGS too and their RIGHTS have to be Protected.  

Back from HIATUS on 9/11 and this is the HEADLINES STORY,”THEY WERE RAPED” .

Allegations of Penan girls and women being raped and molested by timber company workers in the Baram district in Sarawak have been confi rmed to be true.

A special committee set up by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry revealed that at least seven girls and women were raped and molested – confi rming a news report by The Star late last year.

The horror the Penan girls and women went through.

> A girl, 12, was raped by a stranger outside her hostel and by a timber worker when she took a lift in a timber company’s vehicle from her village in Long Kawi to her school in Long Lama. She got pregnant, quit school and married a Penan man.

> A woman from Long Item was raped by a timber worker in 2005 and 2007 and gave birth to a baby girl, now two years old.

> One was raped by an Iban timber worker when she was kidnapped at the age of 13, while visiting her relatives in Miri.

> One was almost raped when she took a lift with her father from a timber company to apply for an identity card.

> In Long Muboi, a student said her 14-year-old friend was molested by a truck driver who gave her a lift to school.

> A 17-year-old girl gave birth to a child and her neighbours claimed that she had sexual relations with the timber workers.

> A group of women said they believed that sex exploitation exists among the Penan women and girls but they were too ashamed to tell their stories.

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{ Now Pakatan YBs also Arrogant..????}

                                                    

A political watcher hinted to Natasha of audie 61 to view the report in Malaysiakini in which it said{ Jeff Ooi should apologise} and in it Halim said{ Jeff Ooi is known for his arrogance}. Surely apologising is not one of his trait. But he must learn that JIM is an organisation that he cannot just trample on and nothing happens. If he wants to be a politician in multiracial and multicultural society than he has to learn humility. Insulting organisations is not as the same as insulting individuals     

 DOES IT MEAN THAT ….  { It really goes to show now that once the individual ascends the so called throne of Yang Berhormats their mentality,character,personality and intellectual levels are up one notch and they SUDDENLY have got their feet off the ground..} But it must be noted that one bad apple does affect the whole bunch and this is what BN or Pakatan leaders needs to CHECK THE ARROGANCE THERMOMETERS of their respective YBs or else in this day and age they will be blown away in the NEXT ELECTIONS.

 THE Voters nowaways are TOO STREET SMART with the availability and advancement of superior technological savvy tools at a touch of a button. 

audie 61 says  ( AT THE END OF IT ALL ITS YOUR CALL WITH A MARK AT WHICH SYMBOL TO PICK YOUR YBs or MPs…………………………) Are we correct,correct,correct…?

MCA-History,History,History..Lets See…

It seems that the Cabinet has decided to have a high powered taks force to investigate the PKFZ scandal was an sms received by Joey of audie61. This Malaysiakini report in which Ong Tee Keat speaks his mind and says that LET HISTORY JUDGE US. We reposts here…

The Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) fiasco has turned out to be a nightmare for the MCA, BN and the Transport Ministry.

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NONEDubbed by some as the ‘Mother of all scandals’, it not only involves a number of MCA and BN politicians but may also turn out to be the death knell for the political career of current MCA president and Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat.

As the cabinet discusses the task force report into the scandal today, Ong said that he had done his best in probing the case.

He claimed that the unpopular move has unleashed forces within and outside the government and his party in a conspiracy to oust him so as to derail the investigation.

“OTK be OTK. Whether they like me or not, I have my job to do. I am guided by my conscious. I am not guided by the popularity vote that people are deliberately attempting to portray me as.”

Conspiracy in high places

Ong has also singled out PKFZ’s turnkey contractor Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd’s owner, Bintulu MP and BN Backbenchers chief Tiong King Sing as working hand in hand with sacked MCA deputy chief Chua Soi Lek to stop him from getting to the bottom of the scandal.

Both Tiong and Chua have denied the allegations and they instead accused Ong of trying to glorify himself by politicising the PKFZ scandal and mixing it with the party matters.

Dismissing the claim, Ong said, “Nobody in the right frame of mind would choose such a way or such a path to glorify himself, when you have to brace yourself to face all sorts of allegation and hurl against you.”

“I have done whatever is necessary. People can judge and see what were my gains and what could I get from this. Am I going to play hero and enhance my political career? I don’t think there is any room (left) for my (political) escalation.”

Scepticism and opposition pressure

In an interview with Malaysiakini at his Transport Ministry office on Monday, Ong said when he first started the investigation on the RM12.5 billion fiasco, there were a lot of scepticism and the opposition did not have kind words for him.

“My true feeling is that when I first started it, people hammered me, even the opposition who has been purportedly championing accountability and transparency. Remember the kind of statements they made against me?

“These are the doomsayers, they pre-empt everything and said it is impossible and unlikely that I will be able to conduct a proper, comprehensive and genuine investigation. All sorts of things have been said against me. But I remain adamant and don’t even want to engage in any verbal spat.”

Veteran opposition leader Lim Kit Siang has been hounding Ong after the Port Klang Authority (PKA) released the full audit report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which details various malpractice and weakness.

Lim has been pushing Ong to declassify certain letters and correspondence in relation to the PwC audit report and make a ministerial statement to allow for a parliamentary debate.

The opposition leader has followed up by asking about three questions on the issue a day, which has annoyed to the minister.

We have done what is to be done

 

On the public perception that he is alone in pushing for the investigation and received little support from his BN colleagues, Ong refused to comment.

“I think that is not for me to comment (on this).”

He also refuted the claim that the government is reluctant to take action against the culprits and claimed that the only thing he cannot do is to arrest people.

“Can’t you see that after the PWC report (was released), what has unfolded? The (setting up) of three panels (PKFZ special panels), who are putting in hard work and solid work and they are independent. We have done what is expected of us.

“The only thing I cannot do is arrest people. I cannot do wonders (as suggested) by certain people to play the role of judge, jury and executioner. I think that by itself it is mockery to their own belief of separation of powers.”

Not proper to take flight

He also denied any improper relationship by taking free flights from Tiong King Sing’s company plane.

“Using his flights doesn’t mean that by itself is a favour. No. If at all anybody including me and others were to be offered a lift by third party, it does it not mean we have to ask beforehand ‘are you going to charge me?’

“Going back to the so-called failure to pay him whatever, if you had read through my statement, I said loud and clear, he is not the only service provider in the town. There is no element of favour involved. So far the question is whether or not the service provider has ever sent us the invoice?”

Ong has filed a RM500 million suit against Tiong for alleging that he had taken a RM10 million political donation from Tiong. But he confirmed that he had used KDSB’s private jet five times for “emergency purposes” only.

He said that out of the five occurrences, he should not be billed for one flight because he said he was “invited” to join that flight, while insisting that KDSB has yet to issue invoices to charge him for the service.

In an apparent bid to show that there was no conflict of interest, Ong said he also engaged the services of other private jet companies and not just KDSB alone.

Sex DVD much more damaging

Ong also took a swipe at his rival Chua Soi Lek who criticised his handling of the PKFZ fiasco which, lamented the sacked deputy leader, could pave the downfall of BN and MCA.

“At the same time it is amusing for me to learn that from him, if this is deemed as something that could bring down the BN and MCA, then how about the sex DVD? Don’t you think that is even more severe in terms of impact, not just to BN, MCA and even the country as a whole?”

Chua resigned from all government and party posts early last year following the eruption of a sensational sex DVD which shows him engaging in sexual acts.

He made a remarkable comeback in last October’s party polls by beating then secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan for the deputy president’s post.

However 21 months after the incident, MCA presidential council decided to expell him based on the recommendation of the party’s disciplinary committee.

The reason for his expulsion from MCA was due to him tarnishing the party’s image over the sex DVD incident.
Below is the text of the interview by Malaysiakini with MCA president Ong Tee Keat

Malaysiakini: Do you regret taking the flights on Tiong’s company plane?

Ong Tee Keat: Using his flights doesn’t mean that by itself is a favour. No. If at all anybody, including me, or others were to be offered a lift by a third party, does it mean we have to ask beforehand that are you going to charge me or what so ever?

Going back to the so-called failure to pay him, if you had read through my statement, I said loud and clear, he is not the only service provider in the town. There is no element of favour involved. So far the question is whether or not the service provider has ever sent us the invoice?

I don’t think anybody in their right frame of mind would ever do business like this.

There is wide public perception that there is lack of support from BN and your colleagues in dealing with the PKFZ issue. Some said that Prime Minister’s Office statement to support the investigations came too late for you.

I think that is not for me to comment (on this).

My true feeling is that, when I first started it, people crticised me. Even the opposition who has been purportedly championing accountability and transparency, but remember what kind of statement they made against me?

These are the doomsayers, they predict everything and said it is impossible and unlikely that I will be able to conduct a proper, comprehensive and genuine investigation. All sorts of things have been said against me. But I remain adamant and don’t even want to engage in any verbal spats.

Do you think you have done your part in producing the auditor’s report?

I have to be answerable to my own self as well as to my conscience.

But the public still perceives that there is still a lack of action (taken against the culprits)?

Can’t you see that after the PwC report (was released), what has unfolded? The (setting up) of three panels (PKFZ special panels), who are putting in hard work and solid work, and they are independent. We have done what is expected of us.

The only thing I cannot do is arrest people, I cannot do wonders (as suggested) by certain people to play the role of judge, jury and executioner. I think that by itself it is a mockery in their own belief of separation of powers.

So are you confident that the action will be taken? The case will be solved eventually? The culprits will be prosecuted?

I have done whatever is necessary. People can judge the gains that I could get from this. Is it that by doing so, I am going to play hero and enhance my political career?

I don’t think there is any room (left) for my (political) escalation.

But Chua Soi Lek says that the way you are dealing with PKFZ is going to bring BN and MCA down and only glorify yourself?

Nobody in the right frame of mind would choose such a way or such a path to glorify himself when you have to brace yourself to face all sorts of allegations and hurled against you.

At the same time it is amusing for me to learn that from him. If this is deemed as something that could bring down BN and MCA, then how about the sex DVD?

Don’t you think that is even more severe in terms of impact, not just to BN, MCA and even the country as a whole?

I think somehow politicians and non-politicians alike must learn that the norms and values are not something that we can simply distort at our wimps and fancies.             UPDATED    {  The cabinet has today decided to establish a super task force, headed by Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Sidek Hassan, to investigate the Port Klang Free Zone scandal }