Monday, 1 May 2017

Making Malaysia Famous Around the World

To Love is to Marry?
To Love is to Rape so that you can Marry her!

The above remarks may seem ridiculous but that is the philosophy behind the arguments of a Malaysian Islamic court judge turned law-maker, Shabudin Yahaya. He is a strong supporter of prime minister Najib Razak, the leader of the ruling regime in Malaysia, Barisan Nasional (BN) which is dominated by United Malay National Organisation (Umno). Let's see some of his remarks:

"When we discuss 12- and 15-year-olds, we don't see their physical bodies because some children aged 12 or 15, their bodies are like 18-year-old women,... Some girls who reached puberty when they were as young as nine years old. Hence, it was not 'physically and spiritually' a barrier for her to marry."

"There was nothing wrong with a rape victim marrying the rapist as it could serve as a 'remedy' to the increasing number of social problems."

"Although rape is a criminal offence, the rapist and the victim should be given a second chance to turn a new leaf in life."

"Perhaps through marriage they can lead a healthier, better life. And the person who was raped does not necessarily have a bleak future. She will have a husband, at least, and this could serve as a remedy to her."

"The girl (victim) becomes safer when she is married rather than when she is left alone. Don't assume they (rapists) remain bad people,"

Crime of rape can be justified as long as he is willing to marry her. Seriouly? Shabudin Yahaya denied his remarks a few days later by blaming the journalists for misquoting him. "The media has taken his words out of context," he added. 

Shabudin Yahaya got away unscathed despite his upmost immoral and degrading remarks. How would he be misquoted? You can listen to his remarks in Malay here:

You can alternatively listen to the summary below:

Najib Razak might have made Malaysia famous worldwide for the alleged money-laundring cases by his brainchild, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) the last 2 years.  His lieutenant has certainly made Malaysia famous again for his life philosophy allegedly based on Islam.

Shabudin Yahaya caused quite a stir around the world as you can see below:

Straits Times (Singapore)
The Inquirer (Philippines)
Top News Philippines (Philippines)
Detik (Indonesia)
Jakarta Globe (Indonesia)
Pakistan Today (Pakistan)
Tribune (Pakistan)
Scroll (India)
Jagruk Bharat (India)
South China Morning Post (China)
Click Ittefaq (Bangladesh)
Asian Correspondent (Regional)
Gulf News (Regional)

The Guardian (UK)
BFMTV (France)
Jutarnji (Croatia)
Telegraph (UK)
Politica (Portugal)
Lavamguardia (Spain)
RT (Russia) (Portugal)
Vijesti RTL (Croatia)
TVXS (Greece)
Terrafemina (France)
Diretta News (Italy)
TVM (Malta)
Verkkouutiset (Finland)
Noviny Newspaper (Slovakia)
Gazeta Express (Kosovo)
In Cyprus (Cyprus)
Magyar Hirlap (Hungary)

Reuters (200 countries worldwide)
Washington Post (US)
Newsweek (US)
NewsOK (US)
News In Cyprus (Cyprus)
i955fm (Trinidad Tobago)
NAIJ (Nigeria)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Malaysia's Got Talent! - Raja Bomoh Sedunia

Malaysia is a truly blessed country. She has a bomoh (shaman) that has been protecting the peace of the country and the welbeing of her people. This is Raja Bomoh Sedunia (World Shaman King), Ibrahim Mat Zin. Please give a round of applause for his hardwork, the peace and welfare enjoyed in Malaysia over the last 70 years

On 12th March 2017, Raja Bomoh was there to protect Malayasia when the country had a tense diplomatic row with North Korea on the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-nam or Kim Chol, the elder brother of the North Korean supreme leader, Kim Jong-un.

Raja Bomoh Sedunia voluntarily performed a ritual to protect Malaysa. He declared, "We don't have modern weapons like (North) Korea. If we go to war with weapons, we will lose. But we use ancient methods to fence the air, the earth and the water, so that missiles will go missing and not reach Malaysia."

He genuinely believed that he was always there when the country needed him.

Please watch the ritual below to understand its intricacy:

You can read more at the below link:

In 2015, he performed another ritual to ease the haze problem when Malaysia was shrouded by it due to the prvalent dry spell. He was truly a 'friend' indeed when Malaysia was in need. Please watch the ritual below:

The Raja Bomoh Sedunia was also the person who tried to find the ill-fated airplane, MH370 of Malaysian Airlines, with his ritual, when the airplane went missing in 2014. Watch the video below on the ritual fully explained by Raja Bomoh Sedunia (in Malay language) himself.

Alternatively, you only have to spend 24 seconds to watch one part of the ritual:

Malaysia has been world famous in recent years for many bizarre , ludicrous and scandalous news. Travel to or stay in Malaysia? Be prepared. Expect the unexpected!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Now You Can Be An Auditor Too !

NOW EVERYONE CAN FLY (Slogan of AirAsia)


We once thought that you would have to go through stringent training to be a pilot to fly a plane.

We also thought that you would have to go through strenuous accounting training to be an accountant or auditor.

Little did we know that one would not be rquired to have any accounting or auditing training to be an auditor. Malaysia has made that possible.

Enter Madinah Mohamad who is now holding the highest governmental audit position as the Malaysian auditor general. Although she has worked in several governmental positions but none related to audit, accounting, economics or commerce. Her academic qualifications are human resource and political science. With due respect, she gains little confidence from the peole, if any, that she is qualified or capable to carry out her audit job scope.

In the legal fraternity, there is a saying that 'justice must be done and justice must be seen to be done'. I will say here that 'audit must be done and audit must be seen to be done'. You can not possibly believe that a proper audit can be done or seen to be done by Madinah, can you? 

Madinah has nonetheless been officially appointed by Najib Razak, prime minister of Malaysia (aka MO1 or Malaysian Official 1). This country, with MO1 as its leader,  has created history by appointing for the first time ever someone with no accounting or auditing background as the auditor general.

Upon investigation, Madinah is found to be the beloved wife of MO1's staunch supporter cum politician, Rizuan Abdul Hamid, who has openly declared that he would die for MO1. Conflict of interest?

The irony is that Malaysian listed companies are required to have an audit committee with someone having accounting or auditing qualification as the chairman of the committee to safeguard good governance and ensure proper audit work is done on the company's activities. However, the head of its governmental audit institution does not have to be an accountant or auditor.

MO1 has swiftly replaced several key posts of crucial governmental agencies in Malaysia since the debacle of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) surfaced internationally due to probes and prosecutions against 1MDB and its connected persons for offences related to money-laundry and corruption in the USA, Switzerland, Singapore, the UK, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, etc. 1MDB was is brainchild of MO1. Jho Low (Low Taek Jho) who is allegedly hiding in Taiwan now has helped MO1 'illegally' move many billion US Dollars out of Malaysia and shift the money around the world to eliminate traces and avoid detection.

In his wish to cover up 1MDB scandals in Malaysia, the chiefs of the following regulatory institutions, which could have or could potentially investigate 1MDB transactions, have all been replaced by MO1 in the last 2 years:

  • Attorney General, Malaysia
  • Governor of Bank Negara, central bank of Malaysia, 
  • Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission
  • Auditor General, Malaysia

Supporters of MO1 claimed that Madinah would be assisted by a large team of competent auditors in her office at national audit department. We agree but why none of these competent auditors is promoted? Adding insult to injury, they are now forced to assist an incompetent person. Imagine you sit on a plane where the pilot is not qualified to fly. Do you feel safe?

Supporters of MO1 also claimed that Indonesia and Singapore have once appointed non-accounting or non-auditing person to be auditor general. Indonesia and Singapore were not known for the independence of their auditor general. Why do they compare Malaysia with the weakest of all other ruling governments when it comes to governmental governance. MO1's supporters might as well say that North Korea does not even have an auditor general and Malaysia does not require one too. Why bother, right?

The media in Malaysia, under the control of MO1's ruling party, has vigorously black-out all unfavorable news emanating from 1MDB. The people in the USA, UK, Singapore or even China would probably know more about the scandalous details of 1MDB than Malaysians now.

You must google or search for '1mdb scandal' to know more and the latest

Friday, 3 February 2017

A Dictatorship in Democracy's Clothing

The Barisan Nasional (BN), the ruling regime controlling Malaysia as the federal government, lost several state government to the opposition during the elections in 2008 and again in 2013. One of the economically well-off state lost to the opposition was Penang. It is the 2nd most developed state after Selangor state.

It seems clear to leaders from the BN ruling regime, dominated Umno (United Malay National Organisation), that they do not stand a chance of wrestling Penang from the opposition, Pakatan Harapan, in a clean and fair election. Consequently, an Umno minister, Tengku Adnan, mooted the idea that Penang should be made part of the federal territories (FT) under the purview of the BN controlled federal government. Although he went on to suggest that Langkawi and certain parts of Malacca should also be made part of the FT, he was obviously eyeing the jewel of the crown, Penang.

Tengku Adnan, as the appointed but not elected minister of FT, is known to have substantially benefited from approving many property development projects in Kuala Lumpur, which is the main and original federal territory. The property market in Kuala Lumpur is entering a supply glut, and it's all thanks to him. It is unsurprising that he wants to benefit from the rapid development in Penang too.

From the perspective of democracy, it is disturbing that a senior leader from the BN ruling regime, which has failed to win over the heart of Penangites, is trying to re-capture Penang through the backdoor by the use of federal regulations and gerrymandering. These 'soft' tactics are likely to be exhausted before the power and money hungry leaders from the federal regime move on to the 'hard' tactics of deploying military force by the use of cannons, tanks and fighter jets. It would certainly be a short-lived civil war as Penang state does not have any armed forces. Once Penang has fallen, Selangor state will be the next target. It will only be days before all the states in Malaysia are federalized.

While it may seem unthinkable for now that this BN federal government will declare civil war and take control of all the states against the wish of Malay Rulers of each state and the people, it is not something that the people should totally rule out. The prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, has managed to secure the passing of his National Security Council Act 2016 by the parliament. This new Act effectively gives him unchecked and far-reaching powers to take control of the country. Let's not forget that Najib has very strong influence over the Malaysian military. He was the defense minister and cultivated his control over the armed forces for many years.

The people of Malaysia must cautiously guard against any further abuse of power the BN regime. Malaysians have to rise to the occasion. Make your vote counts before it is too late. As long as BN is in power, democracy will remain as a talk and not as a practice in this country. 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Ruled by MO1 or Rule of Law ?

We have heard of bizarre news of how 1 man, better known as MO1 (Malaysian Official 1), who happened to be the prime minister of the country and had channeled billions from the country into his personal bank account via a corporate vehicle called 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad). He was alleged to have influenced the murder of several key people in that country. It is equally disturbing to know that supporters of this MO1 are acting in the same manner as him.

Introducing Jamal Yunos. He is the divisional head of Umno (United Malays National Organisation), Sungai Besar, and a known staunch supporter of this MO1. He is a failed businessman with bankrupt grilled fish (Sekinchan Ikan Bakar) restaurant chain. The tripadvisor reviews of this now defunct restaurant is here.

Jamal is leading a group of MO1's supporters called Red Shirts. These supporters are known for their violent acts against anyone that cannot agree with the conduct of MO1. They have kicked, harassed, assaulted and injured several Malaysians in their quest to show support for MO1. However, none of them have been prosecuted in the court by the Malaysian police force and public prosecutor.

A flying kick from a Red Shirt against the supporter
of Bersih 5.0 (a coalition for clean and fair election)

Jamal is also involved in the illegal business of providing hotel services in Sekinchan. When his hotel was closed down by the local council for operating without licence, he made the following claims to justify his illegal business:

  • He applied but the licence was not granted. Hence, he proceeded with the hotel business anyway.
  • The hotel was meant to be a gift to his mother. All his profit is given to his mother. Hence, he was entitled to operate the hotel.
  • There was some unsubstantiated political reason for the local authority to reject his operating licence. However, Jamal himself could not refute the reason given for rejecting his application. Despite that, he went on to operate the hotel.

Jamal 're-opened' his hotel, which had been shut-down and sealed by the local council, on the next day after the hotel closure . He organised a ribbon-cutting ceremony and removed the tape used by the local council to seal the property. “We are now operating,” he declared after the ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by 20 to 30 of his close friends and supporters.

If you could not see much logic behind his arguments, you would not be alone. I could not either. I suspected that his mother could only be ashamed of a son who is prone to illegal activities. Jamal has got away with his 'crime' because he is a much loved supporter of MO1. No police officer dares to touch him without the blessing of MO1. As a result, Jamal is immune to criminal sanctions or kebal (in Malay language). 

Subsequent to the closure of his hotel which has since reopened, Jamal embarked on a new role as a vigilante against any business or premises that, he believes, is operating without the approval of the local council. He 'raided' several premises and was out to show that the local council had also failed to shut down other deemed 'illegal' businesses. The state police chief warned Jamal against taking the laws into his own hands, but no action was taken against him for raiding and harassing the businesses. The police force merely made comments without the courage to act against Jamal because of his backing by MO1.

When the so called elected leader, MO1, is behaving like an emperor of medieval days, his supporters are no less than fierce warlords. This country is no longer governed by the rule of law. It is ruled by MO1. 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Terrorism: What You have to Know Now

Terrorism is a violent crime that every country has to confront today. Terrorist bombing can happen from the USA to Russia, and from Norway to Australia. The problem is happening all over the world. There are not short of guides on how to identify a terrorist or terrorist activities that you can find on the internet or in the real world. The most interesting terrorist indicators of all that you should look out for is to be found in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, these are the traits that you will see if you want to know who is a terrorist:

  • A mother, especially aged 60 and have 3 children
    • Malaysia has Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) which is essentially a law to deal with terrorism in the country
    • When SOSMA was first used, Maria Chin Abdullah, aged 60, was arrested as a terrorist without trial on November 18, 2016. She has 3 lovely peace loving children.
    • You can read more about the personal traits of Maria Chin Abdulah here.
  • A female deeply involved in women’s rights organisations
    • If you have a strong sense of justice and fairness, you would be more likely to be arrested as a terrorist in Malaysia.
    • You do not have to be political or violent to be a terrorist. You only need to be vocal with your wish to have a more just and democratic country to be a terrorist in Malaysia. 
  • A person who does not know how to handle any gun or weapon, or know anything about firearms at all
    • Skills in operating explosive or firearms are deemed important in the recruitment of terrorists, but you do not have to know how to even use a knife to be deemed a terrorist in Malaysia.
    • I supposed the ability to operate a kitchen knife as a mother was sufficient to be categorized as a terrorist in Malaysia.
  • Openly publish your work and operate from one fixed location
    • While terrorists are known to work in secrecy and operate from several non-fixed locations to avoid detection, you must openly publish your work and engage with the public to be a terrorist in Malaysia.
    • You must also have a one fixed location that is registered with the authority and make the address easily accessible to the public as well as have it freely available on the internet.
    • Having your office address openly stated on your official webpage and Facebook account definitely help to qualify you as a terrorist.
  • Raise fund openly by having a press conference
    • Terrorists typically raise money quietly and move money in secrecy. However, Maria organised a press conference on behalf of Bersih (Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections) to raise funds to organize activities which are to demand for clean and fair election. Bersih even posted on their webpage the details of account and purpose of fund raising. For Malaysian authorities, it seemed these were critical characteristics of a terrorist group.
  • You must be a victim who has received a bullet and death threat, preferably for 3 times
    • Maria has been a victim of violent behavior. She has received a bullet and death threat recently. She received 2 separate death threats prior to that.
    • Arguably, a victim of death threat and preferably with an attached bullet would escalate that person to be a terrorist. You must be a victim of violent crime and not a perpetrator of violent crime to be a terrorist in Malaysia

There you go. The 6 traits of a terrorist in Malaysia. Every country in the world has to, in one way or another, deal with terrorism. Despite the resources poured into counter-terrorism measures, terrorism is still causing loss of life, injury and damage to property today.

The conventional ways of identifying a terrorist may not have been effective in ascertaining the ultimate mastermind. Malaysia have some unorthodox but exemplary methods that the world has not seen before. The world should look to Malaysia for advice and learn how to identify a terrorist. Let Malaysia shows the way in the fight against terrorism to bring about a more peaceful world.

Maria was subsequently released on November 28, 2016, 10 days after her detention without a trial. She was kept in a small windowless room which only had a wooden bed, with no mattress throughout the 10 days of detention. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Malaysia On Sales! All Good Things Must Go

Malaysia has lately been particularly keen to have more business dealings with China. Malaysian assets and contracts seemed to be 'on sales' and the successful buyer or service provider would inevitably be companies from mainland China. We can see several huge assets and contracts of Malaysia put 'on sales' and won by the mainland Chinese:

1.  Energy Assets- 
  • 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the money laundering tainted and debt laden creation of Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak (aka MO1) sold a collection of energy assets to a Chinese state-owned firm, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNP) for USD2.3 billion (RM9.8 billion). Energy assets involves national security and any abuse of the assets by the mainland Chinese will pose national security concerns to Malaysia, but that was none of MO1's concern. 
  • MO1 was more interested in getting money to service 1MDB's debts which had been raised to benefit him personally in the first place.
  • There would have been racial issues should these assets be sold to Malaysians with Chinese ethnicity. Malaysian government dominated by MO1's party, United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) is known for well-planned discrimination against non-Malay and even non-UMNO Malay communities.
  • MO1 and his UMNO of course did not have an issue with mainland Chinese CGNP owning 100% equity and operating the energy assets. It was unprecedented in Malaysian history that a foreign entity was allowed to own a majority stake in a power asset let alone 100% ownership.

2.  East Coast Rail Project-
  • This rail project has been confirmed to be awarded to Chinese state company, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). Unsurprisingly, it was deemed unnecessary for open tender despite the size of the project.
  • The actual cost of this rail project was stated by CCCC at RM27 billion. It was, however, to be inflated to RM60 billion (but subsequently repriced at RM55 billion after public outcry)  to siphon RM28-33 billion out of Malaysian government treasury.
  • The additional RM25-30 billion was to used to pay MO1's personal companies managed by Jho Low and repay debts of 1MDB. CCCC would benefit from the remaining RM3 billion for its 'cooperation'.
  • MO1 was so happy with this deal that he called the mainland Chinese 'true friend and strategic partner'. One can only wonder why?

3.  High-Speed Rail (HSR) between Singapore and Bandar Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Malaysian and Singaporean governments agreed to build a HSR between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The portion of HSR on Malaysian soil will be ultimately be built by, unsurprisingly, a Chinese company.
  • The cost was announced by a Malaysian minister to be RM60-65 billion. It was not clear if this was pre or post inflated cost. A source has speculated that the final cost will likely to be RM180 billion. Any inflated cost will of course be channelled to benefit MO1.
  • The last stop of HSR in Malaysia will be none other than Bandar Malaysia outside of Kuala Lumpur city centre. Logically, it should be KL Sentral- the transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur with train, light rail, mass-rapid transit, and bus services as opposed to a non-existent Bandar Malaysia.

4. Bandar Malaysia
  • Bandar Malaysia is to be located at the previously Malaysian air force base in Sungai Besi, nearby Kuala Lumpur city. The land was given to 1MDB at a minimal cost by Malaysian government.
  • In an attempt to dig itself out of heavy debt load, 1MDB subsequently sold Bandar Malaysia to a consortium led by China Railway Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd (CREC) and Johor-based Iskandar Waterfront Holdings for RM7.4 billion, which was 40% below its market value of RM12.4 billion. CREC will also likely to be the company to construct the HSR between Bandar Malaysia and Singapore.
  • It has been circulating in UMNO that China's purchase of the non-existent Bandar Malaysia was on the condition that they would get to build and manage Malacca Gateway the way that the Chinese wants it. No one in UMNO dared to speak against MO1 though.

5.  Malacca Gateway
  • Malacca Gateway is a project spearheaded by Powerchina International and a Malaysian entity, KAJ Development to reclaim three islands off Malacca and develop Pulau Melaka as a maritime centre in the Strait of Malacca. Powerchina International is prepared to plough USD10 billion into this development.
  • Strait of Malacca is the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, linking major Asian economies such as China, Japan, South Korea and India all the way to Middle East and Africa.
  • It is undeniable that Chinese occupation and control of the Strait of Malacca's mid-point raises several concerns, including Chinese military influence over this critically important shipping channel between Asia, Middle East and Africa. None of these were of any concern to the Malaysian government helmed by MO1.

Many in Malaysia thought China had the open hand and was the winning party of these transactions. They have underestimated MO1. China perhaps would gain some benefits in kind in particular from Malacca Gateway. Money wise, MO1 was the real big winner to the tune of possibly RM150 billion from the 5 projects. The mainland Chinese may be shrewd but MO1 has a well known reputation to out-maneuver other. Should there be an Olympic gold medal for world-class skills in manipulation, it would be won by MO1 hands down. You will recall from my previous posting on how MO1 is truly the world champion:

"Najib made Swiss private bank, BSI bank with 143 years of history, came to its knees by convincing its staff in Singapore to help his 1MDB 'donation' course. He was reported to turn a decision of the justice minister of his neighbouring country by giving 'donation'- monetary pressure. Several Hollywood celebrities, eg Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert DeNiro, have been shamed by their connection to Najib and his 1MDB team. Najib's 1MDB team is under investigation for money laundering, corruption and other criminal charges in the US, Switzerland, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Luxembourg, the UK, Australia and Hong Kong. Najib is linked to criminal investigations in at least 4 continents of the world. You can imagine how he has made his presence felt globally. Malaysian prime minister, Najib is probably the most criminally implicated leader of a country in the modern history."

"Updates: Another Swiss bank, Falcon Private Bank's Singapore branch has since ceased operating because of 1MDB. Singaporean banks, DBS and UOB were also fined for breaches in anti-money laundering law pertaining to Najib's transactions. British owned Coutts Bank, popularly known in the UK as ‘The Queen’s Bank’, with 325 years of history, was reported to have been involved in the 1MDB affair. It is likely to receive regulatory sanctions for its role in the 1MDB deals soon. As you can see whether Americans, Arabs, Australians, English, Singaporeans or Swiss, they could not escape Najib's charm. No one could resist Najib. Najib is the one and the only world champion of its kind."

Malaysia On Sales!
MO1 will the true winner of all these transactions. Malaysians do not have to worry about their prime minster, MO1. If you looked at MO1's track record, China might just be a conduit, used by MO1, that would at some point take the blame and shame.