“No More B.S.”

Seems that the many voices against Sports Betting has been heeded by the Government. We played a little part in it and we highlighted amongst others this message to the BN Government. Our earlier article:- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2010/05/29/malaysia-b-s-reality-sucks/

Either one could see the beginning of an end to the ruling government in any other country except in Malaysia.

Do they care about the Barisan National Government?

These companies only care for their OWN BARISAN POCKETS and NOT Barisan National as a whole.

This latest report filed in shows that the Government is :-

LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE

The Finance Ministry has yet to issue a sports betting licence as the government is still sourcing feedback from the public on the matter.

 In a written reply to four MPs, Finance Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the government had also yet to finalise the terms and conditions of the permit.

“The government is still sourcing feedback from various quarters for the proposal to license bookmaking in Malaysia, with the aim of reducing and subsequently eradicating illegal gambling,”

Some BN Grassroot supporters called audie61 and said,” The PM has listened to the people on the ground and he does and will not be pushed around eventhough it will generate revenue for the Government. Of course the opposition will say,” They have won a moral victory” but the Government above all should be commended for PUTTING A STOP TO SPORTS BETTING.

HOPE THIS IS NOT B.S.

Earlier Article filed:-The federal government’s recent decision to re-issue a sports betting licence to Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd continues to be the popular topic – this time in Parliament, as independent and opposition parliamentarians submitted their questions.

This is in addition to widespread opposition and public demonstrations against the licence issued to the company owned by business tycoon Vincent Tan.

vincent tan sports bettingTan (right) had recently defended sports betting and said that he will donate to charity the proceeds – amounting to half a billion ringgit – from the sale of Ascot Sports to the Berjaya Group.

“What is the fun of watching sports without betting,” he had quipped.

Up to four questions and one motion with regards to sports betting were recorded in today’s order paper, one each from Tian Chua (PKR-Batu), Ibrahim Ali (Independent-Pasir Mas), Khalid Samad (PAS-Shah Alam) and Anthony Loke (DAP-Rasah).

Tian Chua wanted the government to reveal why it cancelled the licence in 2004 and its rationale in reissuing it now.

“Why did the government issue the licence without open tender?” he asked further.

Ibrahim and Khalid wanted the government to explain why it persisted with issuing the licence in spite of it clearly contravening Islamic values and facing strong opposition from various segments of society.

Loke asked whether the government had considered the impact that the legalising of sports betting will have on society.

“The goverment should also justify why it approved the licence to Ascot Sports, why was the company chosen?” asked Loke in his question.

zulkifli noordinZulkifli Noordin (Independent-Kulim Bandar Baru) went a step further, following up with a motion for debate, moving for the house to urge to government to cancel the sports betting licence.

“It contradicts Syariah law and may give the wrong impression to youths that sports and gambling go hand in hand,” said Zulkifli (left) in his motion.

Due to lack of time, the questions were not answered this morning. But written answers are expected later today or early tomorrow.

Zulkifli’s motion however may also not see parliamentary debate as priority will be given to government business.

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“That’s the Message..??”

audie61 crew were thrown the Borneo Posts right in our faces. The first words on this Monday morning was,” Does it need a PBB guy to tell them what to do..??” Who was the them..?? This is too much already and it seems the party has losts “the fighting spirit”.

No way we said and the number of veteran “uncles and aunties” who are all voters just said,”Yea,the fighting spirit is gone from SUPP and the lights are only flickering. PBB is helping them to rise up and we don’t need to spell it out to you all here.

Take it from us,” Before 2006 we approached a SUPP YB to help us on some land matters and you know what came out,” Why and Should I help..?” it was meant jokingly but it hurt they said.

Ooh! we were saddened to hear  but that was then we said but this is 2010.

 This is 4 years on and we kept it inside they continued and hoping that someone would “WAKE THEM UP FROM THEIR ARROGANCE or THEY WILL BE BURIED DEEPER”  Tell it to them audie61 or else they still live in their GRAND GOLDEN PALACE not knowing its already full of holes.

Wah! All this coming from just a news report.

audie61 send a text message to the YB Karim and in so many words said,” GOD HELP THEM IF THEY DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.” 

The reading and the groundswell is affected when a sensational story hits the newspaper stands and it erupts further during breakfast time. To recapture lost standings and former platform one has to use all mass media/internet portals/political blogs to HIGHLIGHT not dinners,opening of shops/schools/buildings etc.etc. ( Don’t need to spell it out here though….)

The full article below which is also available on news on line :-

Go to the police, not the DAP’

KUCHING: Sarawak Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) chief Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the DAP should not be the place for alleged wrongdoers and lawbreakers to fall back on.

 Opposition party is not the authority on criminal cases  

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

The DAP should also be more responsible and not try to sensationalise alleged wrongdoings of suspected law breakers, he added. 

Karim, who is also chief political secretary to the Chief Minister, said people must report to the police, even if one of their own was believed to have acted beyond their powers. 

The media must also not give prominence to the DAP because by doing so the public would be swayed to portray the police, who have been entrusted to look after the safety and security of the general public, adversely. 

He was referring to media reports on alleged police brutality on a technician following a road mishap at KM85 Jalan Kuchin-Sri Aman around 2pm on Friday. 

From what had been reported, said Karim, the technician had refused to follow the instructions of the police and this itself was an offence. 

The police must not be cowed by all these threats of alleged brutality. 

They must bring all criminals to book, Karim stressed. 

He also told the public that the DAP was not the authority in cases like what the technician had experienced. 

By right, such alleged victims must report the matter to the police and let the police deal with it, he added. 

“If anyone feels that the police have acted beyond their powers, report the matter to the authority. The authority here is not the DAP,” he insisted. 

Karim, who is Asajaya state assemblyman, asked: “Wonder where these alleged lawbreakers or DAP leaders turn to if their house 

gets burgled or crime committed on them. Go to the DAP and give statements to the press?” 

On Saturday, the 29-year-old technician, named Lai, approached Sarawak DAP deputy publicity chief 

Wong King Wei to have his version of the incident highlighted in the media. 

Wong told the press conference that he had advised Lai to lodge two police reports on Friday because it might have involved a police misconduct. 

Lai claimed that he was on his way to Serian from Balai Ringin when the accident happened. 

He claimed that a traffic police on a motorcycle hit his car from behind when he wanted to turn right at a junction. 

“One of the police men approached me and directed me to alight from my car 

after the accident. I didn’t follow the instruction immediately because I was 

still in shock. I told the policemen I needed to make a call first. 

“Unfortunately, the policeman started to attack me. He kicked my chest, pulled my hair and punched my face. He latter dragged me into the police car and drive me to Serian police station,” Lai told the media. 

He further claimed that another policeman hit him with a cap at the police station. 

Wong said that based on Lai’s story, he was “obviously a victim”. “He didn’t commit any offence and he didn’t try to escape. It is unreasonablefor the police to attack him. Furthermore, the policemen didn’t inform Lai the reason for the arrest. Everyone deserves the right to know the reason,” he said.Wong also said that he had requested an identification parade session for Lai to identify the policeman who had allegedly assaulted him.