政府能承担废消费税损失,洁蒂保证国家会还债

(15-5-2018)

耆老理事会成员兼前国行总裁洁蒂指出,政府废除消费税的财政损失,能透过重新检讨大型工程、提升公务员效率及开源节流的方式来填补。《马新社》报道,洁蒂在吉隆坡会晤国际信誉评级机构后表示,

政府能在100天内把国家导向正轨,并且落实改革。“我认为,这符合市场需求。他们要看到政府的明显措施。”曾检讨工程降赤字洁蒂补充,首相马哈迪曾在1990年代中期检讨大型工程,并成功降低国家赤字。“当时我们落实大批大型工程,而我们的经常账目赤字超过10%国内生产总值,令国家不稳。”“当时,我们劝告他重新检讨大型工程,

并且展延之。2年内,我国经常账目赤字降至4.6%国内生产总值。以前能做到,现在也能。”原油高价提供空间洁蒂续称,耆老理事会保证,即便经历调整期,大马政府仍会遵守合约偿还国债。“现在每桶原油价格超过70美元,这能够提供我们一些喘气空间。我们要趁机落实一些特定政策,以便我们有秩序地调整政策。”

“这也考量国家银行及财政部等机构的能力。”

Date with Dr M: CJ and ex-AG among those visiting and summoned

(15-5-2018)

Since morning, people were streaming in and out of the Perdana Leadership Foundation, which is nestled next to a lake in a corner of the administrative capital of Putrajaya. The building, which was meant to serve as Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s post-retirement enclave to ponder on statesman-like issues such as global conflicts, has now turned into the nerve centre of the new government after the 92-year-old politician was sworn-in as Malaysia 7th Prime Minister last week.

Among those who made an appearance this afternoon were Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail, who arrived at about the same time in separate vehicles. Md Raus was the first to meet Mahathir. The meeting comes in the wake of Pakatan Harapan lawmaker Mohamed Hanipa Maidin calling on him to resign before he is sacked or made to face a tribunal due to the allegation that his appointment as chief justice violated the Federal Constitution. After him, Abdul Gani met the prime minister. The former AG was heading the special task force on the RM2.6 billion and SRC International issues related to Mahathir’s predecessor, Najib Abdul Razak. Midway through the probe, he was replaced due to “health reasons” with Mohamed Apandi Ali. However, Abdul Gani denied his health did not allow him to continue in his role. This sparked off speculation that it was an attempt to stifle the probe, which the previous administration denied.

Since winning the general election, Mahathir has repeatedly trained his guns on Abdul Gani’s successor, accusing Apandi of concealing evidence related to 1MDB. Yesterday, the prime minister announced that Apandi would go on immediate leave while a check by Malaysiakini revealed that he has been slapped with a travel ban. Apandi has denied Mahathir’s allegation, stressing that his conscience is clear and that he acted according to the rule of law. Earlier, auditor-general Madinah Mohamad was spotted at Yayasan Perdana between 10.30am and noon. However, it could not be ascertained if this was related to the auditor-general’s report on 1MDB, which the Najib administration placed under the Official Secrets Act while Mahathir has now asked for the document to be de-classified. This was followed by Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the home minister-designate, who spent more than an hour in the building.

Other notable visitors included Shahril Shamsuddin, who is president and group chief executive officer of Sapura Energy Berhad. Mahathir’s son Mokhzani was also present. Later, former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram arrived followed by Bina Puri Holdings Bhd group managing director Tee Hock Seng, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun and federal police commercial crimes director Amar Singh.

Mahathir was also visited by Pakatan Harapan leaders, including finance minister-designate Lim Guan Eng and his wife Betty Chew, Anthony Loke, Liew Chin Tong and Gobind Singh Deo.

Anwar dijadual buat penampilan sulung esok

(15-5-2018)

Poster sedang beredar di media sosial menggesa orang ramai supaya berkumpul di Padang Timur, Petaling Jaya, petang esok untuk meraikan pembebasan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar, yang dijangka diberi pengampunan esok, dikatakan akan membuat penampilan pada jam 10 malam. Beliau kemudian akan berucap kepada hadirin pada jam 10.45 malam. “Hadirlah beramai-ramai. Kita sambut pembebasan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dengan laungan Reformasi,” kata poster itu, yang menyeru agar orang ramai berpakaian biru muda, yang merupakan warna rasmi Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Para pemimpin tertinggi Pakatan Harapan juga dijangka hadir pada acara tersebut. Walau bagaimanapun, tidak jelas sama ada Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad adalah di antara mereka. Pada 10 Feb 2015, Mahkamah Persekutuan mengekalkan keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan bahawa Anwar bersalah dalam tuduhan meliwat. Mahkamah juga mengekalkan hukuman penjara lima tahun ke atas bekas pemimpin pembangkang itu. Anwar mendakwa bahawa tuduhan itu, sama seperti yang dikenakan ke atasnya pada tahun 1999 apabila Dr Mahathir adalah Perdana Menteri pada masa itu, telah direkayasa. Sebelum pilihan raya umum ke-14 yang menyaksikan kemenangan buat Pakatan Harapan, Mahathir berulang kali menegaskan bahawa bekas seteru politiknya itu akan diberi pengampunan. Ini bagi membolehkan Anwar kembali ke politik secara aktif serta-merta. Mahathir juga berjanji akan menyerahkan tampuk kepimpinan kepada Anwar dalam masa dua atau tiga tahun yang akan datang. Selepas beberapa penangguhan dan kenyataan yang bercanggah hingga menimbulkan pelbagai persoalan dan spekulasi, semalam Lembaga Pengampunan mengumumkan bahawa mereka akan bertemu esok untuk memutuskan status Anwar.

Bekas ketua pembangkang kini berada di Hospital Pemulihan Cheras di Kuala Lumpur di mana dia sedang mendapat rawatan selepas menjalani pembedahan di bahu.

安华料明天出狱,晚上复出演讲

(15-5-2018)

随着特赦局将在明天开会,希盟实权领袖安华预料将在同一天获释,并于晚上10点45分在雪州八打灵再也市政厅草场(Padang Timur)向公众发表复出演说。社交媒体流传一款海报,号召民众明午到该草场集会,欢庆安华重获自由。

根据了解,安华或在明天就获得特赦,并于晚上10点抵达该草场。他预料在晚上10点45分,向群众发表演说。促以浅蓝色打扮赴会有关海报呼吁,民众明晚成群结队,并穿上浅蓝色的服装,迎接安华归来。浅蓝色是公正党党徽的主要颜色。希盟最高领袖估计将全员到齐出席活动。不过,至今仍未不确定首相马哈迪会否出席。

2015年2月,联邦法院推翻上诉庭针对“肛交案”的裁决,而改判安华罪名成立及需入狱5年。不过,安华一直坚称这是一宗政治阴谋,正如1999年第一宗肛交案一样。第一宗肛交案发生时,安华的最大敌人是马哈迪。两人已在大选前放下昔日恩怨,联手对抗国阵与纳吉。马哈迪承诺交棒安华, 安华原定在6月8日出狱。不过,马哈迪在大选前数次强调,只要执政就会向国家元寻求特赦安华,以让安华马上重返政坛。

他也承诺,只会担任首相两三年,之后将把首相职位交棒给安华。大选落幕两天后,马哈迪透露国家元首愿意立即特赦安华,随后安华的女儿兼公正党副主席努鲁表示,安华料于今日(5月15日)获特赦出狱。不过,公正党通讯局主任法米昨午透露,首相署已告诉公正党,特赦局将在周三才开会。而前公正党署理主席赛胡先阿里随即推文质疑,为何特赦会议展延。

国家王宫晚上发声明解释,国家元首满意安华特赦案的一切程序,虽然原本同意今日开会商谈特赦安华,惟在首相办公室要求下,才展延至周三(16日)。

反对接纳09年变节者,黄家和呼“希盟非垃圾桶”

(15-5-2018)

霹州务大臣兼霹团结党主席阿末费沙前日宣誓就职后,今日接纳前美冷州议员贾玛鲁丁加入团结党,结果引起盟党的反对和不安。社青团长黄家和今天发文告表示,他遗憾此事的发生,

并提醒希盟不是垃圾桶,任谁都接纳为党员。“我们应该自我提醒,希盟不是垃圾桶,接纳和收留那些已证实为不守原则、毫无自尊,且曾经为了个人利益和目的,而出卖人民诚信的人。”黄家和也是怡保东区国会议员。他重提2009年的往事,指三名民联州议员背叛霹雳人民,跳槽至国阵,结果导致民联垮台。而贾玛鲁丁(Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi)就是其中一人。

他说,霹雳曾因此陷入宪政危机长达三年,原本获得多数支持的民联,却被国阵所取代,成为霹雳人民挥之不去的苦涩记忆。“这是霹雳人民永远无法忘怀的污点。”促记取霹雳危机教训黄家和(见下图)提醒,霹雳人民对希盟州政府寄以厚望,因此阿末费沙(Ahmad Faizal Azumu)必须理解他们的需求和感受,特别是记取2009年霹雳宪政危机的教训。

尽管希盟在第14届大选赢得最多霹州议席,却还未达到过半而执政的门槛,不过,随着拉拢两名巫统州议员的支持,也在前日顺利组成霹州政府。于是,黄家和强调, 希盟拒绝曾经违背人民诚信的政治人物,也提醒首相马哈迪已表态,指巫统不能加入希盟。“我们不需要那些曾背叛人民诚信的人。”“首相马哈迪也已嘱咐,巫统不能加入希盟。”

黄家和点出,今天是阿末费沙首日正式出任霹雳州务大臣,接纳贾玛鲁丁为团结党党员的事实在不应该发生。9年前,公正党成功以1027张多数票赢得美冷,不料贾玛鲁丁翌年变节,与另两名议员跳槽,最终导致当时的民联霹州政府垮台。当时,贾玛鲁丁、章吉遮令州议员奥斯曼(Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu)与九洞州议员许月凤失踪一段日子后,

终于在2009年2月4日现身,并在时任副首相纳吉的陪同下宣布支持国阵,协助国阵重掌霹州政权。