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Dec 1, 2010

RON97 is now RM2.30

RON97 petrol rise by 15 sen to RM2.30 per litre from Dec 1, according to Malaysiakini.


before 1990 - RM 0.89
Year 1990 - RM 1.10 (increase RM 0.21)
01/10/2000- RM 1.20 (increase RM 0.10)
20/10/2001- RM 1.30 (increase RM 0.10)
01/05/2002- RM 1.32 (increase RM 0.02)
31/10/2002- RM 1.33 (increase RM 0.01)
01/03/2003- RM 1.35 (increase RM 0.02)
01/05/2004- RM 1.37 (increase RM 0.02)
01/10/2004- RM 1.42 (increase RM 0.05)
05/05/2005- RM 1.52 (increase RM 0.10)
31/07/2005- RM 1.62 (increase RM 0.10)
28/02/2006- RM 1.92 (increase RM 0.30) (Crude oil price around $80 - $100/barrel)

06/06/2008- RM 2.70 (increase RM 0.78) 16/12/2008 RM1.80 RON97 (decrease RM0.90) 16/12/2008 RM1.70

1/9/2009- RON97 has been upgraded as a premium product and its price has increased from RM1.80 to RM2.05 (increase RM0.25), then RM0.10 again in short while.

And now, RON97 rise again RM0.15 to RM2.30.


PROFIT (BILLION)

Over the past three decades since Petronas was set up, the national oil company has contributed RM426.6 billion to be exact, almost half a trillion ringgit to the government's coffers.

According to Mahathir, during his 22 years at the helm between 1981 and 2003, Petronas paid RM168.8 billion to the government. However, that figure jump dramatically in recent years due to the sharp hike in global oil prices. So Anwar was right that our nation is richer when the world fuel price rise.

Now, this revelation will be the new issue for the Malaysian, undeniably Najib is too under pressure. He needs to make publicly the money that he is spending for each project and plan, especially the newly planned 100-story building.

ENOUGH BAILOUTS, DON'T INCREASE FUEL PRICES!

Nov 25, 2010

HINDRAF 3rd anniversary: Lack of patriotism, leadership crisis, misuse of funds, empty promises, and racial politics

REJECT HINDRAF, SAY NO TO RACISM

Lack of Patriotism

Three year after HINDRAF march, the things have not changed much. HINDRAF seems like lack of patriotism. While Malaysian Indians have their own nationality and Malaysia as their beloved nation, they decided to seek help from the Indian government itself urging the Indian government to provide places of study and scholarships to Malaysian Indian students. For me, this was an irrational act by HINDRAF which brought bad impression. Furthermore, it’s indirectly making other races question about our loyalty to the nation. Any problem we can settle it inside our nation. In fact, HINDRAF is making the situation much worst.


HINDRAF betrayed Malaysian Indians

It’s a fact that Malaysian Indians awakened from the HINDRAF factor because of its previous apolitical approach in fighting for the ethnic rights. But now since HINDRAF formed Human Rights Party, people feel betrayed by Uthayakumar. Many of Malaysian Indians trusted Uthaya’s leadership and HINDRAF leadership very much before he turned as a politician.

Still some of the Malaysian Indians believe his ‘empty’ struggle which he has transferred the support from HINDRAF to his own political benefit. HINDRAF/HRP is now more to criticise both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat. Instead of doing this, they should sit in the same table, work and discuss with both of the parties for ethnic Indians well beings. This clearly shows that HINDRAF/HRP is more to play politics, not for helping the Indians.


Leadership confusion

Waythamoorthy, Uthayakumar, Kenghadaran, Manoharan, Ganapathirao and Vasantha Kumar are the HINDRAF top leaders who worked hard to form the organ and lead Malaysian ethnic Indians fought against federal government on 25 November 2007. But since Waythamoorthy ran away to London fearing that he could be arrested in Internal Security Act Malaysia, the rest five of them were arrested under the security act.

During the detention, the truth revealed when Vasantha Kumar stated that Uthayakumar has misused the HINDRAF’s money, since then HINDRAF’s leadership broken into pieces. The leadership crises are worsening when Vasantha Kumar and Ganapathirao joined a hand forming another team. They also wanted Waythamoorthy to back to Malaysia to face whatever possiblities if he is a true fighter.


Misused of HINDRAF funds

After Vasantha Kumar during his ISA detention revealed the ugly truth about the misuse of fund by Uthayakumar, V Ganabatirau has accused the P Waythamoorthy of using millions of ringgit collected from the people for his personal use while in self-imposed exile in London several months ago.

The millions of ringgit that collected from Malaysian Indians during the HINDRAF rally lost just like that, Uthayakumar and Waythamoorthy failed to tell the truth about the fund. In several other occasions, they refused to answer about this claim.


HINDRAF hijacked by Waythamoorthy, Uthayakumar, Thanenthiran and Jeyathas

When we talking about HINDRAF and Makkal Shakthi, it all belongs to the people. The people is HINDRAF, and the HINDARF is people. But the leaders 'hijacked' Indians for their own benefits and refuse to hear people's voice.

Waythamoorthy and Uthayakumar might have planned to ‘collect’ more money by involving in politics. The problem to consider was peoples support, so the both used HINDRAF to form own political party. The shameful truth is hard to believe, but just look at their press statements nowadays, all focusing on attacking government and opposition, not fighting for the pledge of minority.

Waythamoorthy appointed HINDRAF co-ordinator Thanenthiran is another traitor in fact. He ‘sold out’ Makkal Shakti to Najib by forming Makkal Shakthi Party which support the cruel government. The Malaysian Indians again betrayed by HINDRAF leaders.

Most of us still thinking that why Jeyathas also in this list, but he is not that bad as you think. I pity of this man, who being loyal to Uthayakumar since long time ago. Uthayakumar is using this man for his purpose, hope Jayathas realise it when he is also highlighted in ‘traitors’ list.


Empty promises

After few months promising that he will not organise any street protest, and now he is going to his old habit. He organised several protests to show his dissatisfactions. Such protests are nothing more than cheap publicities for his new race based party, Human Rights Party (HRP).

Between that, I wish to know his ‘landmark plan’ that he said he has been created during his ISA detention. Is he cheating the Malaysian Indian again and again? Let wait and see.


Racial politics

In reality, Human Rights Party and HINDRAF are racially dividing Malaysian Indians from the mainstream politics and organizations. Younger generation should reject such movements push for racial lines which will bring us backward in uniting with other ethnics in our nation.We ethnic Indians in Malaysia must put Malaysia’s interest first before our minority interest.

MIC formed in 1946, next PPP formed in 1953 followed by IPF, MIUP, Mindraf and MMSP, and finally HINDRAF reemerge as HRP (Human Rights Party). So what's the different between MIC and HINDRAF/HRP now? All of them are in same group which we can call them as racist.

Let’s work with other races in building a Malaysia for all Malaysians. Let’s fight for the removal of racial politics, in fact all the minorities get benefit if racial politics removed and the poor citizen/minorities will get equal attentions from the government.

Nov 10, 2010

Do We Need to Spend More Than RM1 Million to Promote Our Tourism?

Once again, the people have been cheated by the government. Tourism minster Ng Yen Yen spent more than RM1 Million for only several months by travelling around the world. People money spent lavishly by such leader, in fact government are cutting allowances of the government servant to spend for their own travel. This is the government that Malaysians voted for in the previous election? What a shame! Read here- Yen Yen defends her 'lavish' travel costs and here- Yen Yen's travel bills hit RM3.25mil

A source from Malaysiakini news portal written that Yen Yen has been on 16 visits overseas, these visits include 26 countries and 61 cities up to October 2010. Do we need such visits to promote our nation? Don’t you think it’s wasteful? She has come under siege by opposition MPs demanding answers over her widely publicised trips abroad during the current sitting of the Dewan Rakyat.

Several MPs have been quizzing Yen Yen on the details of her trips, particularly to New Zealand and Australia which had cost RM245,000. She hand-delivered her written reply in parliament, accounting for all her trips to date this year. This revealed that she had attended six international forums and seven 'missions' across the globe. She used at the high cost of RM491, 987 to a seven-day mission to Europe from May 25-31, in fact, with a similar trip to Europe covering four cities over 10 days which only cost about RM300, 000 according to a source.

I hope tourism ministry carefully handle this big sum of money, they should upgrade the tourism related infrastructures and sites instead of wasteful overseas trips. How can we know conclude that the increase in the tourism ranking is the result to Yen Yen's travels and not due to other factors? The government cutting cost on education and several other important sectors saying that they have no money and people’s subsidies have to be withdrawn, so when the people are suffering, the government have not shown any sign of saving people’s money. Sigh! This is the government that you have voted for?

More than RM1 Million taxpayer’s money spent for Yen Yen, yet more than 60 cities around the world travelled by Yen Yen, but no one can question her since she is a part of the federal government. Furthermore, the opposition lack of opportunity to spread the cheats and corruptions of the government. Let’s save Malaysia for our future generations!


COST OF OFFICIAL VISITS BY TOURISM MINISTRY (2008-2010)

Nov 5, 2010

Oct 28, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

Worst Ever Press Freedom Ranking: The Making of a Failed Nation

Malaysia failed terribly to capitalise on last year's momentum where it moved up one notch from 132 to 131. Recently 2010 World Press Freedom Index shows our nation sunk 10 rankings to 141. In fact, this is the lowest ranking in nine years that putting it firmly in the bottom quarter of 178 countries. Read here for further information: 2010 World Press Freedom Index- Lowest press freedom ranking in nine years

The poor performance of Malaysia is absolute evidence that federal government is not really opens for critics and face the upcoming challenges. A report from Malaysiakini stated that the issues which have perhaps affected Malaysia's poor ranking include the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission's investigation into Malaysiakini's cow-head video, the arrests of bloggers and the ban on a number of books by cartoonist Zunar.

The 2010 Press Freedom Index also stated that Singapore (136) outranked Malaysia for the first time since Paris-based press watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) began releasing its ranking in 2002. Meanwhile, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland share the No 1 spot. The United States remains at No 20, sitting at the bottom end of the ranking are North Korea (177) and Eritrea (178). Apart from North Korea, Asia's three communist regimes - China (171), Vietnam (165) and Laos (168) - are among the 15 lowest-ranked countries.

This is the result of reality over the past half century. Our independence online portals and opposition publications like Malaysiakini, Malaysia Insider, Malaysia Today, DAP's Rocket, Pas's Harakah and Keadilan's publication become more popular among Malaysians due to the bias approach by BN-controlled mainstream print and broadcast media, like Star, NST, Utusan, Chinese and Tamil papers, TVs and radio stations. This is why Independence portals and opposition publication frequently face pressure from the government.

Some would have compared Malaysia with Singapore and Brunei, but how things going on in their nation? They have a firm economy to rely on, quality education for their generations, solid performance in combating corruption and look at their marvellous security which guaranty a safe place for their citizen. Do the same thing happen is our nation? We are getting worst in every aspect, plunging terribly in Universities ranking, Press Freedom Index, corruptions, security, budget deficit, judiciary, sports and many more.

MALAYSIA IN DIFFICULT SITUATION

STATISTICS FROM REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS (RSF)

Oct 21, 2010

Budget 2011: Do Malaysians Need Short-Term Popularity?

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak appeared to reach for the out-dated 100 story tower mega-project plan, do you think this is to lift the economy towards high-income status? His 2011 Budget confirmed the return of big Malaysia, with a row of announcements headlined in local dailies starting with the construction af a tower in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

The budget totally disappointing various stratum of Malaysians especially medium class and low class citizen like you and me, we are hoping for more fundamental reforms in terms of upgrading the nation’s productivity and economy. Among large construction projects that will kick off besides the infamous RM5 billion 100-storey Warisan Merdeka tower are the RM43 billion new KL MRT project, RM26 billion KL International Financial district, RM3 billion integrated eco-resort in Karambunai, Sabah, construction of multiple new highways, and the development of the 1,084-ha Malaysian Rubber Board land in Sungai Buloh.

Under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the country also saw the construction of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, which, when completed, was the tallest buildings in the world. But the 100 story Warisan Merdeka tower could not stand as tall as 162-story Burj Khalifa Tower in United Arab Emirates. So do we have any cause to proud of? Government must stop mega projects and start stressing on economic growth and should boost investor's confidence to spend in our nation. In fact, such project never improves our standard of living.

According to the 2011 budget, a total of RM163 billion going to be spent for operational expenditure, so this means civil servants consuming almost 75% of the budget, I do not see how this Budget is rational with the prime minister’s intention to let the private sector lead the economy. This fact indirectly proves that our economy status will further plunge to the rubbish, Mega projects that draw popularity for Najib’s administration only heading for short-term interest.

We are not dreamers! Our success is not mere coincidence but the result of clear and careful planning as well as firm implementation of the government. If our government failed to plan for us and definitely we are heading towards a failed nation. Of all the tall skyscrapers, and dreams, where are the implementation of education? Our government plan to remove PMR examination that will further affect our students. May be this is to cut the cost on the papers, who knows? In fact, its not right to waste taxpayer’s money on such project.

Mega projects by PM Najib never going to create a high income economy. Is there an absolute need to have the 100 storey tower? Can he explain to the people why we build this tower? Is there a specific need? A wastage with 100 story building that cost RM5 billion, this amount of money can be better use in other sectors. “1 Malaysia" rhetoric spewing out his mouth frequently, but the people never experience the actual ‘transformation’ that he is meaning about! Definitely the poor Malaysians need long-term interest rather that short-term popularity in the 2011 budget!

Oct 14, 2010

Will UMNO Change?


For the past several decades, UMNO was fighting for the Malays. Will it change itself to be the fighter for all Malaysians regardless of ethnicity and religion? It’s a fact that UMNO has created more racialist than nationalist. This is not good for us since Malaysia is a multiracial nation.

There are numerous of leaders and medias of UMNO that incited racial statements publicly, such incidents more rampant in recent years. I have several examples of UMNO's racism that taken from the nut graph.

*UMNO controlled Utusan Melayu frequently publishing sensitive articles, read here- Melayu jangan jadi bacul, Bangkitlah Melayu, Ketuanan Melayu tercabar - Kaum lain lebih dominan, Persoal pemimpin Melayu tolak DEB, Melayu dikhianati?, Kepentingan pelajar bumiputera diambil kira and much more. Such articles are not reflecting UMNO's sincerity to unite the Malaysians.

*Do you still remember Bukit Bendera UMNO head Ahmad Ismail's statement against the non-Malay in November 2008? He insisted that all non-Malays are squatters in this country.

*How about the Keris waive by Dato Hishamuddin in the 2006 and 2008 UMNO general assembly? Is he fit to be vice-president of UMNO after all in Najib's leadership? In the recent incident, Hishamuddin defended the cow head protesters who insulted the Hindu community in Malaysia.

*Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar who warned non-Malay Malaysians not to question the concept of ketuanan Melayu and that it was "not a joke to be fooled around with"? So how if we have a professional discussion on the topic? I'm sure you will say it is too sensitive to discuss about. Let me tell you that nothing is sensitive if you openly discuss about it. Quality discussions and debates make us more understand each others!

*Head of the Johor state, Abdul Ghani Othman objected the use of the 'BANGSA MALAYSIA' term, he stated that it was 'rojak' and not acceptable. Such leaders should change their mentality, if they refuse to change, then UMNO should kick out this kind of negative leaders who oppose the 'Malaysia for all Malaysians' concept. Definitely, the unity itself should come from you UMNO leaders, but you are not so open minded to make it!

UMNO always sees itself as Malay nationalist and conservative representing the Malays of Malaysia and generally regarded as the "protector or the champion of 'ketuanan Melayu'. Can they change their ideology to 'ketuanan rakyat' which favours to all Malaysians regardless or race and ethnicity? This is a request from a Anak Bangsa Malaysia that thirsty of equality.

Dear brothers and sisters, don't forget that if although you or me have forgotten these incidents, the history will never forget them. Remember that history will tell our younger generations on what had happened in our country. So I hope UMNO leaders reform themselves and their party immediately to regain the confidence of the Malaysians. Its better late than never!