再度任相后首赴日本 马哈迪拟重启“向东学习”政策

(2-6-2018)

首相马哈迪计划在出席于日本东京举行的第24届亚洲未来国际大会发表演说时重启向东学习政策(Look East policy )。马哈迪将在本月11日至12日访问日本,这是他出任首相职以来首次出国进行官访。

首相已经向媒体证实会出席在日本举行的第24届亚洲未来国际大会,并希望这一次的行程能够促进和巩固马日关系。“我每年都会去日本(出席论坛)谈论亚洲的未来趋势。(今年)我想谈谈关于向东学习政策。”马哈迪也是希盟总裁,他是与浮罗交怡希盟代表进行闭门会议后,向媒体发表谈话。马哈迪在过去22年任职首相期间,一直与日本保持良好的关系。

马哈迪在1982年推出向东学习政策,模仿日本的工作模式和经商技巧。另一方面,马哈迪表明,政府尚未与国际石油投资公司(IPIC)就解决一马发展公司的债务问题进行具体讨论。“我们还没有到那个阶段,我们还在研究贷款协议的影响和贷款条款。”首相马哈迪准备于6月11日和12日,在日本举行的第24届亚洲未来国际大会上,重谈他在1980年代倡导的“向东学习”政策。

他说,他将出席这个由日本经济新闻社主办的年度大会,希望此行能促进大马与日本的关系。“我每年都会到日本(出席论坛),谈论关于亚洲的未来。今年,我希望谈多一点向东学习政策。”还未研究IPIC债务 马哈迪今天与浮罗交怡希望联盟成员举行闭门会议后,对记者证实此事。马哈迪下周的日本之行将是他就任大马第7任首相后的首个外事访问。

此外,谈到一个马来西亚发展公司(1MDB)课题,马哈迪说,政府尚未与国际石油投资公司(IPIC)就解决1MDB债务展开谈判。“我们还未到那个阶段。我们还在研究有关贷款协议和条款。”

LGE revealed more scandals locked in ‘RED FILES’

(02-06-2018)

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng asserted that more financial scandals in the vein of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) remain locked up in “red files” that were previously restricted to only a select few former officials at his ministry. Federal authorities are still working on the “red files” in their investigations into scandals involving the previous Barisan Nasional administration and have revealed more shocking information about contracts that have put the government at a disadvantage as stated by the Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

The finance minister also said the process was ongoing and investigations were moving. “We have to give the audit firms and internal auditors time to investigate in detail. They will try their best and work as fast as possible. We want them to look into things in detail. There is no time frame set for them,” he said in Penang today. In an interview with Sinar Harian today, the finance minister also said these contracts had unusual clauses that were not favourable to the government. “There were several contracts where payments were made even though work had only been completed 10 to 15 percent. But nearly two-thirds of the contract value or total of the contracts had been paid,” he was reported as saying. “We are investigating these contracts that are pretty unusual.”

“Normally when a job is 30 percent complete, we would only pay 30 percent. But this has not been adhered to. The job is 30 percent complete, but they have paid 70 percent. Why? Because the contracts were made based on periodic payments, that is (for example), a payment every six months, regardless of whether work has been done or not,” he said. However, he did not reveal what the contracts were for, or who the contractors were. Finance Minister lamented since the contracts have already been signed, there is little the government can do about the deals themselves, but they will probe those behind the decisions. “We will investigate and ask why they have drawn such contracts that are not in the country’s best interests. That is what we need to investigate,” he told Sinar.

Lim was granted access to the secret files after he was sworn in as finance minister, and immediately discovered Finance Ministry had paid RM7 billion of 1MDB’s debts and interest payments last year alone, which illustrates the magnitude of the loss of the people’s money due to 1MDB’s debts. “Actually the debts of 1MDB before this was paid by the government. Before this, 1MDB said they paid it themselves. They have never paid a single sen of their debts,” he told local daily Sinar Harian in an interview.

In a separate interview with local business weekly The Edge, Lim said the Auditor-General had told him on his first day as finance minister that the government’s accounts could not be consolidated due to lack of access to all the files. When speaking about the hidden “red files”, Lim expressed belief that it started when the 1MDB scandal emerged during former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s rule. He also ventured that the practice likely did not exist during Najib’s predecessor’s time. “Pak Lah (Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) is a straight guy, he wouldn’t hide anything. He would just leave it to the professionals. But 1MDB is a different ball game completely. I think there was a deliberate effort to shield the public from this information,” he was quoted saying by The Edge. Lim confirmed that all the secret files have now been shared with him and the Auditor-General, but pointed out that the latter had previously been barred from accessing the files despite the department’s auspices.

The newly elected Finance Minister confirmed that all the secret files have now been shared with him and the Auditor-General, but pointed out that the latter had previously been barred from accessing the files despite the department’s auspices. Lim said only the “key people” who were directed by the former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah and one of his deputies could in the past access the red files, adding that they were not to be shared with any other department then. “So the person directly in charge of the (red files), he got all the written authorisation, so you cannot blame him. He was instructed to carry out his duties. “So the person who instructed was, of course, Tan Sri Mohd Irwan (who has been relieved of his duties),” he said in the excerpt of his interview that was published by The Edge. Lim said the red files included information on 1MDB and former subsidiary SRC International, adding that he will disclose the other red files next week.

He also said the discovery that MoF and other government agencies had been paying off 1MDB debts proved that the state investment firm’s executives had not been forthright about its ability to repay its loans. However, he reiterated that 1MDB was effectively insolvent.

阿末扎希竞选巫统主席职 准备领导巫统再崛起

(2-6-2018)

巫统代主席阿末扎希将在巫统党选,寻求更上一层楼,竞选巫统主席职位。根据《马来西亚前锋报》的报道,阿末扎希已经在周五提呈竞选表格。

阿末扎希的新闻秘书法兹勒奥玛指出,阿末扎希将会竞选巫统主席职位,而且他也是首位提呈竞选到巫统总部的领袖。由前首相纳吉领导的国阵与巫统在第14届全国大选中,兵败如山倒。纳吉在大选成绩出炉后不久,便宣布辞去巫统主席一职。阿末扎希与原任副主席希山慕丁则分别受委代主席及代署理主席,直至党选。

与此同时,巫统最高理事会也议决,所有党职在党选一律开放竞选。另一方面,目前正在麦加朝圣的巫统副主席希山慕丁尚未对巫统党选作出表达。目前,已经对巫统党选表态的领袖分别是巫青团长凯里和巫统森州联委会主席莫哈末哈山,其中凯里有意角逐副主席职位,而莫哈末哈山则意属署理主席职位。

巫统在第13届全国大选角逐119个国和338个州议席,拿下88国241州。本届大选,巫统只是赢得47个国会议席及129个州议席,表现大不如前。 今日较早前,前森州大臣莫哈末哈山宣布,他将竞选署理主席职位。而在昨日,巫青团长凯里也证实,他将在本届巫统党选,竞选巫统副主席,不挑战老大老二职位。

巫统最高理事会已择定在今年5月19日至6月10日期间,召开巫统支部年度大会。至于区部大会,则定于6月30日召开,并将同步举行各阶层改选。这将会是巫统下野后的首次党选。巫统在刚落幕的大选中首度丢失政权,之后纳吉宣布辞职,改由阿末扎希出任代主席,而希山慕丁则会代掌巫统署理主席职务。

此前,虽有基层呼吁两个最高职不开放竞选,并由扎希与希山顺利接棒,但更多基层反对这项倡议。最终,巫统最高理事会议决,所有党职皆开放竞选。巫统将在本月杪迎来党选,代巫统主席阿末扎希一如预料,将会竞选党主席职,以冀名正言顺领导巫统。阿末扎希也是前副首相。目前他是巫统副主席,但在前首相纳吉辞去巫统主席职后,代理其职。

《马来西亚前锋报》引述消息说,阿末扎希已在昨日把提名表格,交到党总部。“他将竞选党主席职,也是第一个填写与呈交提名表格的人。”另外,代理署理主席职务的巫统副主席希山慕丁则还未决定要竞选什么职位。希山慕丁新闻秘书法兹利(Fadzli Mohamad Kamal)说,希山慕丁目前人在麦加朝圣。

早前,一名巫统党内消息人士向《当今大马》透露,希山慕丁考虑在本次巫统党选放弃竞逐任何职位。

林冠英揭“红色档案”隐藏政府亏损累累的秘密

(2-6-2018)

财政部长林冠英揭露,该部从多份合约中发现,国阵政府在前首相纳吉领导下亏损累累,其中包括出现缴付款额数目与工程进度不符的状况。

他揭露,前朝政府采用依时缴付发展项目款额的方式,而不是按照工程进度付款,这也导致部份的工程进度未达15%,可是政府已支付超过3分2的合约款项。”这些涉及政府面对巨额亏损的合约都隐藏在一个秘密档案,并称为‘红色档案’,这些档案只有特定人士可查阅。”“我们正在审查一些不寻常的合约。一般上如果工程只是完成30%的进度,

我们就缴付30%的款额,可是这些合约显示,情况并非如此。”他说:“只是完成30%的工程,可是缴付的款额已经达到70%,为什么会这样?为什么合约会依照时限缴付款额,即每6个月缴付款额,不管工程是否如期进行或赶上进度。”林冠英是在接受《光芒日报》的访问时发表谈话。林冠英表明,现阶段财政部不能指责这是一个错误,毕竟这都按照合约行事,

可是这也显示这些合约并没有为政府带来任何的好处。“我们会查明,为什么会制定对政府没有任何的好处的合约,这是我们要调查的。”林冠英在上任后揭露前朝政府竟然隐藏起多个“红色档案”(red files,意指警戒级别的不利文件),连财政部高官和总稽查司,也无法接触和了解相关内容。

他说,财政部副秘书长和总稽查司向他汇报国家财政现况时揭发,他们竟然无法接触特定账目和报告。“他们也投诉指,有一些’红色档案’只开放给特定人士查看,有关人士禁止官员和稽查人员专业和独立地履行职责。”

张念群:提升医疗设施,古来迫切需要新增一所政府卫生诊所(KLINIK KESIHATAN)。

(2-6-2018)

民主行动党国际秘书兼古来国会议员张念群于2018年3月22日,针对古来的政府医疗设施是否已足以应付需求发表文告:虽然拥有一所政府医院、11间郊区诊所和5间一马诊所,但不代表

首先,我要谢谢卫生部对我在国会提出,古来急需一所新的政府卫生诊所(Klinik Kesihatan)所给予的回应和和关注我是在过去的3月15日,于国会辩论期间提出上述课题,而当卫生部长苏巴玛廉于3月20日在国会总结有关卫生部的提问时,却没有给予正面回复 。尽管如此,我还是感谢卫生部之后仍通过发表文告回应这项课题,

让我们能继续探讨,究竟古来的政府医疗设施是否已足以应付需求。我清楚知道除了2间政府卫生诊所,古来还有一所医院,11间郊区诊所和5间一马诊所。但即便如此,也不代表古来不迫切需要多一所政府卫生诊所。让我们来比较古来县与其他人口相近的柔州县属,其政府医疗设施的数目,就能了解为何我会提出这项课题。

古来的人口约为28万3000人,另一个稍微人口较少的麻坡,则拥有约26万9000人。唯麻坡除了拥有1所政府医院,还拥有11所政府卫生诊所,40间郊区诊所和1间一马诊所。至于比古来人口稍大一些的居銮,拥有30万5000人。居銮不仅拥有一间政府医院,还拥有9所政府卫生诊所、20间郊区诊所和3间一马诊所。

县属 人口 医院 政府卫生诊所 郊区诊所 一马诊所

从以上图表清晰可见,虽然人口相近,但无论是居銮还是麻坡,拥有的政府卫生诊所和郊区诊所,皆比古来多。的确,古来拥有更多的一马诊所,但不是所有一马诊所都有配置医生,所以一马诊所的医疗服务,并不能和政府卫生诊所相提并论。这也是为什么,我在国会屡次要求中央政府在古来至少增设一所政府卫生诊所,而不是更多的一马诊所或郊区诊所。

我和孩子,皆是古来政府卫生诊所的受惠者。当我带第3个孩子,到古来政府卫生诊所注射疫苗时,我亲眼见古来的政府卫生证诊所是多么的拥挤和繁忙。虽然每天要面对那么庞大的医疗需求,我必须说古来政府卫生诊所内的医疗人员,都竭尽所能提供高水平的专业和服务态度,对此我深表感激。

然而,要医疗人员们持续在工作量如此庞大的高压情况下工作,对他们是不公平的。同样的,古来人为了要到诊所看诊而大排长龙,面对长时间的等候,肯定是病痛之外的另一精神负担。