Hornbill Unleashed

July 17, 2012

Najib’s headache over Umno candidates

Filed under: Politics,PRU 13 Election — Hornbill Unleashed @ 12:00 AM
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Mohd Ariff Sabri Aziz

Umno today is a huge house filled with palace intrigues with each player interested only in securing the most benefits in the shortest of time.
Umno president Najib Tun Razak is at sixes and sevens over the sudden surge of new voters in his Pekan constituency.

I have been informed there are 23,000 new voters in Pekan. That’s 5,000 more than the 18,000 I wrote about in an earlier article.

What’s worrying Najib is that he doesn’t know the preference of these 23,000 voters.

If they are young voters, they will likely reject Najib.

If most of them are aliens, then they have already caused great resentment among the locals because Najib has given them many benefits including land.

Each acre of land given to an alien means an acre less for local born.

That’s why I said Najib is at sixes and seven.

The situation must be very bad because he’s now seeking to atone his past mistakes by calling on a selected group of ex-legislators.

In the last elections, Najib dropped 17 medical doctors from the candidate list and an even bigger number of Islamic graduates, who went on to become revolutionary time bombs.

Umno retained the riff-raffs and other unmentionables to stand as candidates.

From this rogue’s gallery, Najib selected the men and women who would scale to new dizzying heights via his acronym-filled ‘transformation’ agenda.

At the meeting with ex-assemblymen and ex-MPs, Najib admitted that some of the previously dropped legislators may have been victims of Umno’s internal politics.

He claimed he understood their hurt and agony.

Najib allowed ‘scums’ to rise

But coming from Najib, I can say it’s an overstatement. The man has little capacity to understand others. People are of value as long as they serve his interests!

Everyone who came for the meeting with Najib considered themselves winnable candidates.

But how many can Najib accommodate without upsetting the present set up?

It’s going to be war again.

The present semblance of a united front will disintegrate as soon as he comes out with the candidate list.

Umno today is a huge house filled with palace intrigues. Each player is interested to secure the most benefits in the shortest of time.

There’s no such thing as long term thinking or a blueprint for the future. Those exotic things are for the top leadership to think of.

To say there is a huge disconnect between the leaders and the followers is an understatement.

But then, that is the price you pay for allowing the scums to rise to the top and dominate the party divisions.

 

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13 Comments »

  1. Yes definately Najis sakit kepala…How he want to choose his candidates ? He must think twice before he made decision. He choose A, B not happy, if he chosse B, A not happy. If he choose capable one, but not listen to his command..If he choose those paria one, cannot perform, just like our Seri Gading MP, Musa bin Musang, his behaviour just like a primary student..but he listen to command…For the past 50 over years, BN practice to choose those “follow” man, that’s why today you can see majority of our MP is “primary student” qualify… !!! Today BN is just like a “kindergarden” party..Malaysia Boleh !!!

    Comment by Mike- Johor — July 18, 2012 @ 12:16 PM | Reply

  2. Najib cannot fake humility and sincerity in administering the country’s strong multi-religious, cultural and racial society. You cannot be robbing Peter to give to Ah Seng, Muthu and Ahmad before a general election. The Sibu buy election has brought home that message loudly after he tried to bribe the predominantly Christian voters in Sibu and lost to DAP.

    Comment by Salleh Wahid — July 17, 2012 @ 6:12 PM | Reply

    • UMNO public relation team is now making Najib out to be a paramount leader, very much like in North Korea . His face is now donning every empty space lamp post and public transport. Is hero worshiping part of UMNO islamic culture?

      Comment by Gomen Bin Penipu — July 17, 2012 @ 10:03 PM | Reply

  3. Sooner or later UMNO will explode and become history … GE13 may never take place … Sabah and Sarawak become independent

    Comment by tigeryk — July 17, 2012 @ 3:56 PM | Reply

  4. All these comments by Chinese Communist which doesn’t know how to appreciate the benefit that been given to them all these while are suck and mad. Please go back to China again, then you all know you faith. Communist China will not give you any space for you to enrich yourselves. If you think all chinese are perfect, please go back and read of your China history, how your emperors had sucked all the opportunities in China. You can see how your Chairman Mao also had sucked all of your generation in China. This is a Malay country, similar to Sarawak, it up to the Malay and Taib to determine how they wanted to run this country/state. The Chinese in Malaysia have all the opportunities, as compared to Chinese in other countries. Go back to your own country, if they will accept you again…. porrraaah of all these articles……

    Comment by Lambong Sarawak — July 17, 2012 @ 3:54 PM | Reply

    • Ini orang mesti ada dapat kebaikan dari BN atau Tahi Mahmud. You no even know what is politic ! Because you only know how to get $ from BN and Tahi Mahmud ! You are just like a “follow dog” !!! Sad !!! This coming GE we will let you “Porraaaah” !!!

      Comment by Mike- Johor — July 17, 2012 @ 7:06 PM | Reply

  5. UMNO MALFUNCTION

    Comment by anon — July 17, 2012 @ 3:41 PM | Reply

  6. BN is the sinking TITANIC because of the arrogant, deceitful, insincere, corrupted and unrepentant UMNO.

    Comment by Mohd Rashid — July 17, 2012 @ 1:38 PM | Reply

  7. UMNO IS AS DARK AS THE HOUSE OF 15TH CENTURY ITALIAN BORGIAS – FULL OF PRINCES OF DARKNESS, POISON DAGGERS & NAME ASSASSINATIONS PLUS PLUS SEX SEX….

    Comment by anon — July 17, 2012 @ 1:34 PM | Reply

  8. BN is all about rent seekers and cronyism and those not selected as “winnable” candidates to contest are deemed to have missed the gravy train.

    Comment by Ahmad Madon — July 17, 2012 @ 12:29 PM | Reply

  9. This is what happen when BN Dr Mamak forcing us to buy Proton under the extortionate NAP policy

    Instead of giving us of car market with quality cars at open competitive price, BN forcing the rakyat with crap quality national cars with delusional ambition to become global car player

    Most of young graduates’ bulk of income wasted to pay overpriced junk quality cars leaving nothing to buy the next most important damn thing to own – a house.

    What Proton contribute to us so far? Forget the crony auto parts vendors suppliers lah.

    When AFTA’s zero car import duties policy finally enforced to all ASEAN members, what BN did basically shift the reduced import duties back in form of 75% excise duties and 10% car sales tax into local car price which explain why car prices here remain high and Proton protected yet again

    Again Dr Mamak telling us to keep buying Proton as national welfare gesture or Amal Jariah derma to Proton!

    How about car quality? Minimum car safety equipments? Still the same junk!

    Worst of all most Malaysians have to endure 9-year loan just to own piece of junk car devoid of choice when RM45K of Proton Saga in fair open market equals to a Toyota Vios(but priced RM75K)!

    That is the difference of RM30K wasted to protect Proton which otherwise enough as downpayment to buy a terrace house or a flat at least.

    Your hard-earned money RM30K simply gone into thin air? Go figure! Pangkat X correctly soon OK!!!
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    Our cars are costing us our homes
    Food for thought
    By DATUK ALAN TONG, The Star, Saturday July 14, 2012

    http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/14/business/11647266&sec=business

    Our cars are costing us our homes
    Car and home costs relative to fresh gradautes’ salary

    WHEN I first started my job as an architect in the 1960s, I was on a three-year contract with a monthly salary of RM628. I bought my first car, a Peugeot which cost RM7,724, equivalent to approximately one year of my salary. The car became my reliable companion for 14 years. Those were the good old days, when a car could be bought with just one year of a fresh graduate’s salary.

    Circumstances have since changed. Today, for a fresh graduate to own a car in Malaysia, it will easily cost him four years of his salary to purchase a foreign car, and even a local car costs around two years of his salary. If we take into consideration his living expenses and other commitments, it may take him even longer to settle his car loan. Hence, it has left him with very little option but to take the maximum car loan financing tenure of nine years.

    In the table illustration below, a fresh graduate in the Washington D.C. earning about RM11,000 (about US$3,500) per month can easily buy a Japanese Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla worth RM50,000 as it is only 0.4 times of his yearly salary.

    On the other hand, a fresh graduate in Malaysia earning about RM2,500 per month needs to pay RM120,000 if he would like to buy the same type of car. It costs him four times his gross yearly salary. This ratio is 10 times higher than his US counterpart.

    For youths in Malaysia, buying a car is more expensive both in real terms, and in terms of debt-to-income ratio. In reality, it means they have to either purchase a car with lower price tag or commit to a longer term loan to own a car, which cost them the opportunity of owning a home.

    This situation requires our youth to choose between buying a car or a house first, and many have committed to own a car first, considering our public transportation system is still in the process of being improved.

    Many fresh graduates in Malaysia who start to serve their car loan tend to delay their plan of purchasing a home.

    Unfortunately by the time they can afford to purchase a home, be it three, five or nine years later, the price of a property would have escalated due to among other things, inflation, higher construction cost and higher land prices.

    While it may be safe to say that their salary would also increase, generally speaking the increment may not aligned to the rate of inflation. In most cases, owning a home will be a huge debt lasting 30 to 40 years of housing loan repayment.

    What can be done differently to change the circumstances? Is there a better way for them to financially plan their future? These are questions that Malaysian youths ought to consider before purchasing any big-ticket items.

    Let’s look at the table again. It also lists the median price for three-bedroom apartments in the suburbs of these cities. The median price of an apartment in the Klang Valley is around RM300,000, equivalent to 10-year gross income of our fresh graduates. The affordability level is more favourable compared to other Asian countries, such as Indonesia and Thailand. The prices of same size apartments in Jakarta and Bangkok range from RM350,000 to RM400,000, and costing their fresh graduates 13 to 18 years of gross yearly income to purchase a house.

    Therefore, when it comes to the question of home affordability in Malaysia, we are blessed compared to our regional peers.

    However, there are many factors that contribute to the challenge for our youths to own a house. Two primary factors are the additional financial commitment of purchasing a car, and the relatively lower income level in our country compared to our Western counterparts.

    When fresh graduates spend a substantial amount of their salary paying for a car, they are left with little savings to own a house, and their house affordability level decreases over the years as prices rise due to inflation.

    Clearly the income level of our graduates has to rise, to enable better quality of living and higher affordability level, which is the current government’s focus to make Malaysia a high income nation by 2020.

    Perhaps it is also time to re-look at our national car policy and how it has affected the house affordability level in Malaysia. From the numbers above, it is clear that our cars are costing us our homes.

    > FIABCI Asia Pacific chairman Datuk Alan Tong has over 50 years of experience in property development. He was FIABCI World president in 2005/06 and was named Property Man of The Year 2010. He is also the group chairman of Bukit Kiara Properties. (email at feedback @bukitkiara .com)
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    List of Proton problems complaints from Aduan Rakyat:

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/category/kenderaan

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/proton-persona-baru-mengalami-masalah-ecu-box

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/kerosakan-serius-pada-proton-persona

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/proton-saga-flx-enjin-mati-secara-mengejut

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/kerosakan-enjin-cvt-saga-flx

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/masalah-enjin-campro-proton-saga-blm

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/masalah-enjin-kereta-proton-saga-blm-mula-rosak-setelah-dua-bulan

    Kerosakan serius pada Proton Persona
    January 16th, 2012 |

    http://www.aduanrakyat.com.my/kerosakan-serius-pada-proton-persona

    Di sini saya ingin melahirkan rasa tidak puas hati yang amat-amat sangat kepada Proton dan seluruh pihak yang berkenaan. Untuk pengetahuan, saya baru sahaja membeli Proton Persona H-Line (full spec) tapi setelah saya membeli kenderaan tersebut, hanya beberapa kali sahaja dapat digunakan.

    1700 km : Kerosakan pertama telah berlaku dimana kenderaan telah mengeluarkan pelbagai bunyian serta keroasakan pada brek dan penjimatan minyak. Hasilnya, terpaksa tinggal beberapa hari dengan penyelesaian yang diberikan kononnya kereta lain pun mengalami masalah yang sama. Juga telah ditipu oleh Pusat Servis Mutiara Damansara (3S center kononya yang perkhidmatan macam hampas) kononnya telah menukar dashboard tapi sebenarnya tidak.

    3400 km : Kerosakan sama berulang kembali dan sekali lagi menghantar ke Pusat Servis Mutiara Damansara (3S center kononnya). dapat kembali kereta dengan masalah lain pula yang timbul dan ruang dalaman kenderaan bercalar teruk.

    8100 km : Kerosakan sama berulang kembali beserta dengan kerosakan baru lagi yang muncul dan tidak dibaiki tetapi ditipu kononnya dibaiki.

    10000 km : Hantar lagi ke Pusat Servis Mutiara Damansara untuk tukar dashboard serta barang yang bercalar beserta dengan timbul juga masalah baru.

    Boleh dikatakan sepanjang proses menghantar ke pusat servis mutiara damansara, perkhidmatan cukup-cukup mengecewakan dan masing-masing seolah melepas tangan. Tidak lag masuk terpaksa tinggal kereta sehingga kadang-kadang 4 hari untuk baiki.

    Berikutan daripada masalah ini, saya telah membuat laporan kepada banyak pihak dan masing-masing lepas tangan. Telah menelefon kononnya Branch Manager Mutiara Damansara tapi tinggal harapan palsu kerana mereka ini takkan panggil balik customer. kalau saya call pun untuk beberapa kali tiada jawapan.

    Saya juga telah membuat aduan kepada pihak-pihak yang berkenaan yang kononnnya membela pengguna pun sama juga tidak melayan.

    Antaranya saya telah membuat aduan kepada NCC, jawapan yang diberikan asyik sedang memproses aduan tanpa ada apa-apa jawapan daripada mereka selepas itu.

    Juga telah membuat aduan kepada KPDNKK juga cukup mengecewakan kerana katanya hanya boleh menerima aduan tapi tidak boleh mengambil apa-apa tindakan.

    Yang paling mengecewakan ialah merujuk kepada Tribunal Pengguna dan jawapan yang diberikan tidak dapat menolong kerana nilai harga kenderaan itu sendiri. Saya cuba meminta nasihat daripada mereka namun jawapan yang diberikan adalah sama ditambah lagi “kalau encik nak ambil tindakan pergilah cari peguam, masuk mahkamah”.

    Sekarang saya tidak tahu lagi kemana harus untuk mengadu seolah-olah pengguna tiada kuasa langsung. Dimana hak kami? Cuba bayangkan lah, saya terpaksa bayar bulanan untuk benda yang saya tidak guna. Dimanakah Proton yang cakap berapi kononnya nak berikan perkhidmatan yang terbaik? Kerana kereta sayan yang bermasalah, terus aduan saya tidak dilayan dan dibakul sampahkan.

    Comment by Teddy Gumbang — July 17, 2012 @ 11:36 AM | Reply

  10. Money politics in UMNO has been so deeply ingrained and had destroyed UMNO beyond salvation. And this corrupted party led by very corrupted leader is holding the entire BN and the nation at ransom.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — July 17, 2012 @ 7:29 AM | Reply

  11. It is good to see infighting going on in UMNO and even better for BN to have the same bellicose predicament. If the foundation of UMNO is based on corruption, then that support will eventually show fissure that will eventually lead to UMNO’s debacle. The whole half a decade of their rule is filled with toxicity tainted with the highest level of racism, cronyism, nepotism to name a few. Najib is another filthy moron with same credibility like his mentor, the one and only Dr 20%, mother of all kleptocrats. The whole BN saga is doomed.

    Comment by Egbert Lau — July 17, 2012 @ 4:27 AM | Reply


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