Tuesday, 26 September 2023

BERNAS did not pursue it, but Anwar Ibrahim must do it, by pursuing the Bukit Bintang Option in revitalising Paddy as a commercial crop.

WITHIN the borders of Bukit Bintang, in plain sight for everyone to see, lays one of the powerful options, Malaysia can use to revitalise and rebrand the paddy sector.

STRANGE, as it may seen, Bukit Bintang known more for its vibrant massage parlours, is harbouring a huge slice of the key, that can unlock paddy yield potentials to the point, it becomes commercially viable to make a decent living as a rice farmer.

WHY did Syed Mokthar's Bernas not pursue the Bukit Bintang option to boost yields,  when one of Bernas functions was to ensure that Malaysia achieved 100 per cent sustainable rice self  sufficiency?

WAS  it because the Bukit Bintang is mere hype or is it because the Bukit Bintang option is armed with the tools ,to give Malaysia, that one giant leap into self sufficiency,  that would result in Bernas having to close shop. 

WHATEVER, the reason is the Prime Minister, should take the Apex role in pursuing  this option  to the fullest.

SANDWICHED between swanky up market Bukit Bintang , and the seedier part of the city at Level 7, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak, 200 Jalan Bukit Bintang, is home to the Taipei  Economic and Cultural Centre, which represents Taiwan's interest in Malaysia. 

AGRICULTURE contributes VIEW : merely 1.4 per cent of Taiwan's GDP in 2022. The low contribution to GDP is understandable because of Taiwan's  READ : 60 per cent domination of the world semi conductor market and 90 per cent hold on more sophisticated chops

TAIWAN's yields are READ : as comparable with top rice yield producer, China which averages about 6.5 ha per tonne, with the core difference being  the Taiwanese rice are of  better quality and of a higher grade. 

TAIWAN aside, others which we should look at is  Egypt and how it transformed itself into rice self sufficiency . READ : United Nations backed rice cultivation project harvest a world record setting yield of 9.5 tonnes per ha in 2005.

BUT why the emphasis on Taiwan instead of Egypt then? Obviously,  Taiwan's superior paddy sees know how and its ability to cut water utilisation are mere bonuses in the scheme of things.

TAIWAN stands out, because the nation state has proven time after time, its ability to deliver results  well beyond her shores,  meaning  in Taiwan, we have a ready made partner who has proven expertise and experience in delivering the  goods globally. 

Monday, 25 September 2023

The Rice Blame Game : Malu Berani, Mati Takut!

MALU berani, mati takut is his one would describe a coward in Malay, without having to use tbe word Pengecut or Coward.

ONE can sence, when it comes to the issue of rice, Bersatu and Perikatan Nasional  have been infected with a huge doze of the Malu Berani, Mati Takut syndrome. 

INSTEAD of coming out to challenge the Government on the management of rice. BERSATU  and Perikatan Nasional have decided to send VIEW  : three idiots to do their bidding on the Tik Tok platform of misinformation.

I know it's rude to label people as idiots bit when the shoe fits, then there is no running away.  The three who are paid Perikatan Nasional operatives have  asked the following questions like why the government of Malaysia did not stock more rice and also why did the government not lock in foreign rice buyers.

THE reason is simple, because the Perikatan Nasional leader, when he was Prime Minister signed off a ten year concession to Bernas and READ :76 days latter, the Bernas owner Syed Mokthar gave Bersatu RM195 million.

UNDER the concession , it is Bernas which will acquire , store and manage rice stock pile and it is BERNAS who will procure on its own  rice from abroad .

WHY is Perikatan Nasional so sheepish with Bernas? is it because, of the RM195 million lolly pop given by Syed Mokthar?

THE Rice mess we have today is mess created by Perikatan and covered up by Ismail Sabri.

Sunday, 24 September 2023

Lessons Over The Weekend : Give The People What They Want and In Return They Will Give The Unity Government what it wants.

ANWAR Ibrahim, who is on his way back home from New York, should keep a very close eye on what is taking  place at ground  zero in Malaysia.

THERE are no new lessons for the Prime Minister to learn here, but rather to RELEARN a strategy which the political party he heads, seems to have forgotten.

LET'S go back in time to find out,  how Parti Keadilan Rakyat, captured Selangor n the 2008 elections, which also known as READ: the internet election that determined who came out on top.

KEADILAN managed to chop off Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's rulling coalition's head off in the nation's most industrialised state, by appealing directly to our mothers by addressing their concerns as the top priority of the state.  READ : Khalid Ibrahim's free water strategy, making Selangor the only place in the World where the state gives her people free water has proven to be an unbeatable strategy

WHILE the water bill, would rarely hit RM100, a month back in those days, what it ment for our mother's were an extra day in the week for us to have a whole day's meal filled with chicken.

NOW coming back to present day 2023,  the same sort of excitement  seems to have filled the womenfolk in Malaysia, when the Government  of Anwar Ibrahim decided to go down to ground zero to give the people what they want I.e RICE at a price acceptable to our mother's and wife's.

THE end result at Jelubu, when the Government agency FAMA released its own stock pile and went to the ground, meet the people and sold them 3,500 Kg of rice  at RM26 for a ten KG pack, the people not only came out and snapped the rice in 90 minuets,  they were also HAPPY WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

THAT same level of happiness could be seen in manjung when the private entrepreneur which owns MISI Rakyat READ : sold 1000 packs of 5kg rice at RM1 a piece, saw Manjung's womenfolk stand in cue since 6am.

THE point here is, Malaysians arent looking for the cheapest deal, that could push business into bankruptcy, but what we want is a fair deal.

THE challenge is now for Anwar Ibrahim to build a fair deal across every strata of the economy landscape, and if it targets the vote deciders in most family ie mothers and wives,  all the better.

ANWAR Ibrahim, if you build it, they will come. They will come in droves, with their little broom sticks to give Perikatan Nasional a good nip in the bud, which they will NEVER FORGET.

Saturday, 23 September 2023

Anwar Ibrahim speaking to a half empty United Nations ,wont matter if the Prime Minister ..

MALAYSIA Now,  the news portal run by former  MACC chief Latheefa Beebi Koya,'s baby brother seems to take pleasure READ : in reporting that Anwar Ibrahim spoke to a half empty crowd at the. United Nations.

THE  report is indeed true, but so what ? Will it really matter to Malaysians six months down the road if Anwar Ibrahim sticks to his game plan to abolish the approve permit regime for the automotive sector.

THAT very act itself,  will be good enough for the majority of Malaysians regardless of political affiliation to place Anwar Ibrahim as the only Prime Minister to have put the Malayian consumer first, well ahead of the approved permit kings.

THE approved permit King's thrived under the tutelage of Dr Mahathir, while the consumers had a yoke placed on their neck, that despite our low wages, we had to fork out even more US dollars than the American  consumer  has had to do for the same  set of cars.

WHILE Tengku Zafrul  would like to believe that READ : that the automotive AP regime will remain,  there is too strong a current which suggest Anwar Ibrahim is going to pull the plug on the Automotive AP business.

THE Malaysia  Government  can't say no to the other car makers, and I doubt they will say no, because targeting the AP business, has a two pronged benefit.

ONE, there will be a direct inflow of capital by foreign car makers to set up base in Malaysia, which is among the most vibrant automotive markets in South East Asia.

TWO, killing the AP will bring the cost of living down and provide the consumer adequate cash in the pocket to face the on going food inflation .

IF Razifi Ramli can slam dunk it for Malaysia, then come 2024 and beyond, the Malaysian voters won't give two hoots if even all the seats at the United Nations remain empty, but they will surely compare Anwar Ibrahim  to Tun Mahathir on the AP scorecard.

WHAT the heck, most of us might even come to the conclusion that Anwar Ibrahim, should have been given the Prime Ministership, a decade earlier, READ : as in 2013, when Daim Zainuddin said that the government should consider abolishing the Open AP policy for the import of vehicles to help reduce the cost of owning cars in Malaysia.

Friday, 22 September 2023

The Killing Field Part 2 : Langgeng dan bahagia dalam dunia kepura puraan

NOT since the days, of the first trial of Anwar Ibrahim had I come across a newspaper article with so much half truths in it ,that the entire integrity of the editorial board had been tarnished by a stroke of a pen.

YES, the adults will laugh at it, the children will throw stones at it and worst still doge shall gather from all across Malaysia, just to bark at it . 

LEMBU punya Susu, Sapi punya Nama, is  the term that best comes to my mind, as to who in Malaysia prevented a food crisis in 2008.

IT was the then Prime Minister Najib Razak who prevented the crisis and certainly not Bernas, which was supposed to absorb the losses but washed it's hands off, forcing Najib Razak's Government  to subside the purchase of foreign rice into Malaysia. READ : Looking Back at the ST15 RICE, Was this a subsidy to help the poor buy cheap rice or was it a subsidy to benefit Bernas directly?

THE government eventually had to kill the ST15 Rice , which BERNAS was tasked to manage READ : But there were too many leakages in the Bernas managed scheme that Parliament demanded that this can't go on.

SO the only time when the shit hit the fan, ie that being in 2008, Bernas not only wet its pants but the Government had to buy dispers for Bernas as well READ : to the tune of a RM750 per tonne subsidy for millers such as Bernas to process the ST15 Rice.

BERNAS sleeps on the job and yearly gets RM600 million to so call manage the country's rice needs but the moment there was trouble in 2008, who had to step in ? The Government of Malaysia.

FAST forward 15 years, to present day 2023, only for us to learn what out kindergarten teachers thought us is actually the gospel truth ; a leopard never changes it spots. READ :To the rescue for Malaysia, is the government's own Lembaga Pemasaran Pertanian Persekutuan (FAMA) and NOT the cash rich BERNAS

SO why are all of us still playing Santa Clause to a bum like Bernas???

WiseGuy inside The Corporate Mafia : Big Mouth Stikes Again!!

IN shocking 24 hour period,  the Kedah Menteri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has unintentionally  given life to a story that Hong Seng Consolidated's owner Teoh Hai Hin may have duped fellow listed entity CSH Holdings Bhd or worst still the Corporate Mafia had deliberately withheld information so that Perikatan Nasional will remain in power in Kedah.

MERELY threw months before the deal  with CSH Alliance there were significant movement in its board room, involving senior ex police officials.

 NG Keok Chai, the former Principal Assistant Director in Forensic Accounting Investigation Division, Commercial Crimes Investigation Department, Royal Malaysia Police, abruptly quit from being a director at CSH Alliance on March 2023.

IN April, Chong Mun Phing, the former  Assistant Director of Investigation {Syndicated Crimes}, CCID joined the CSH Alliance Board.

NG Keok Chai, quit CSH Alliance, supposedly because he wanted to focus on his job as executive chairman of Classita Bhd, in which Hong Seng is the major shareholder

DAYS after Ng Keok Chai quit the board of CSH Alliance, the former Business Times Chief Editor, Ahiruddin Attan, who is known to be close to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim wrote on his blog READ : The MACC is unscrupulous enforcement officers in our enforcement agencies, had been working hand in hand to fix certain targets in the corporate sector.

GREEN Packet Bhd, Revenue Group Bhd, Classita Bhd, CSH Alliance, Hong Seng Consolidated, MMAG are a slew of companies that is reportedly controlled by the now often unseem alleged Corporate Mafia crime boss Victor Chin Boon Long.

VICTOR Chin Boon Long allegedly man manages Hong Seng Capital, which oversees the money lending business of the increasingly dodgy Hong Seng Capital.

LET'S check our what is inside Hong Seng Frontier Sdn Bhd.

ACCORDING to CSH Holdings,  Hong Seng Frontier Sdn Bhd , is the beneficial owner “and has full benefit and interest” over a building comprising a factory, warehouse, office and a canteen that are erected on a 21,680 sq metre leasehold plot in the Bakar Arang Industrial Estate in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

The land’s registered proprietor is Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah (PKNK) and the plot has  been leased to HS Vision One Sdn Bhd (HSV) and charged to Public Bank Bhd for a loan facility to Hong Seng Frontier Sdn Bhd.

Hong Seng Frontier Sdn Bhd, however, has “full interest over the lease of the land pursuant to a sales and purchase of lease agreement dated May 31, 2023 entered with HSV,” CSH Alliance’s filing read.

ALL of this chinaman deal looks very fine on paper until enter the Perikatan Nasional hero, the menteri besar of Kedah Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor,  opened  his BIG MOUTH.

SO if Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor had been provided with this privileged information in 2022 the questions should be what is Teoh Hai Hin thinking off, when he entered into an agreement with CSH Alliance using the supposedly rental income CSH Alliance will receive from the Hong Seng plant ON JUNE 2023 which by the way has now been axed.

OR does Hong Seng Consolidated  wants us to now believe that the deal not to start the RM3 billion factor was only made on September this year.

ATTENTION home minister of Malaysia, who is in charge of police affairs Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and PRIME MINISTER Anwar Ibrahim,  at worst Hong Seng merely wanted to dupe CSH Alliance Bhd, but at best the Corporate Mafia who are known financers of Perikatan Nasional have declared WAR AGAINST PAKATAN HARAPAN AND THE UNITY GOVERNMENT.

THE declaration was manifested from the Corporate Mafia by deliberately withholding information that it was going to pull the plug on a RM3 billion investment, because by doing so,  and now proven to be correct, Perikatan Nasional can HUMILATE Anwar Ibrahim in the now concluded state election in KEDAH.

Thursday, 21 September 2023

The Killing Field, where Malay Rice Millers Are Sent To Die.

BERPALING is a one worder to0 the English saying to have your head turned to a different direction due to the lust for money and with that the quest for power and the other finer things in life.

TUN Mahathir's Proklamasi Orang Melayu, I suggest in the strongest of terms change your name to Proklamasi Orang Kaya Melayu, for that is the disgrace you have become.

YOU claim to champion the rights of the Malays but in areas even a  blind man can see , that they are being oppressed,  you turn  the other cheek. READ On bended knees, the Malay Rice Millers Cry for Help

AND your barking  bull of a dark skin, whom Khairy Jamaluddin swears is the real deal, the superstar  of the moment, the menteri besar of Kedah  Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor,  is just another politician who does not have the testicle to name the so called NAGA led Kartel. READ : Otak Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor memang bukan otak udang. Pak Syed Mai, Sanusi terus menghilang

AND why is that so? Is it because when you read thier shareholders list it all leads back  to Bernas and those precieved to be close to the other Kedah billionaire  known as Daim Zainuddin. 

AT the end of the day, it all boils down to the lust for money,  never mind if it undermines the aspirations of Malays in land bestowed by GOD to them.

IN 2019, the Malay Rice Miller some which earn only RM500 a month, could still put out a football team, as they had 15 MEMBERS.

TODAY they are down to only 10 good men left. Where is that boisterous echo  of come what may, united we shall overcome voice of BERSATU?   READ : The RM195 million donation. that shut Bersatu's voice

HOW is it from having a p Malay based rice owning mill base of more than 100 , while some estimates placed them at around  200 Rice mill owners, when Syed Mokthar emerged as the universal force in Bernas, they are left with just TEN  left for extinction ?

IS this what the rice millers signed up for under VIEW :  The Special Bernas Plan For Bumiputera's is that UNTOLD story that must RETOLD.

THE story must be retold, but definitely not by the Syed Mokthar owned Malaysian Reserve. 

WHY not the Malaysian Reserve? My response for now is WAIT. ...just you WAIT for TOMORROW .... to be continued...