The “new” Nazri Aziz: After GE 14…

He still retains his old Twitter account…

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15 August 2018

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i am shocked that you are shocked…!!! Nazri shocked to discover revelations about Najib and Rosmah – Nation | The Star Online

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“I did not know about Rosmah’s jewellery, I did not know about SRC International.

“I didn’t know when I was a minister that there was money and Jho Low (fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho), it was not disclosed,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Tuesday (Aug 14).

Once a fierce Dr Mahathir critic, Nazri now claims he has no issues with the second-time Prime Minister.

“I never left Umno, it is he who left. But now that he is the Prime Minister, we have to support him. I don’t have a record of fighting the PM,” he said.
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Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/08/14/nazri-shocked-to-discover-revelations-about-najib-and-rosmah/#qErzQoKSWGQqtyhJ.99

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14 August 2018

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Air Pollution in Malaysia: What is the reading in your area?

Click on this link:

http://aqicn.org/map/malaysia/

Air Pollutant Index (API)

Figure 1 : Air Pollution Index Flowchart

The ambient air quality measurement in Malaysia is described in terms of Air Pollutant Index (API). The API is developed in easily understood ranges of values as a means of reporting the quality of air instead of using the actual concentration of air pollutants. This index also reflects its effect on human health ranging from good to hazardous and also can be categorized according to the action criteria as stipulated in the National Haze Action Plan. The Malaysian API system closely follows the Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)1.

The air pollutant index scale and terms used in describing the air quality levels are as in figure 1.

https://www.doe.gov.my/portalv1/en/info-umum/english-air-pollutant-index-api/100

Air Pollution in Malaysia: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

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http://aqicn.org/map/malaysia/

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No, this can’t be at the Menora Tunnel or any other part of Malaysia!

 

 

14 August 2018

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It is never this glaring when you come out of either end of the Menora Tunnel…

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The Menora Tunnel doesn’t look like this.

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This is the Menora Tunnel.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menora_Tunnel

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Look at the line in the middle. It’s continuous.

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The line in the middle of the road at the Menora Tunnel is broken.

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Menora Tunnel crash triggers 5km traffic crawl | New Straits Times …
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The back number plate is yellow.

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The front number plate is white.

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Child abuse in Malacca: Both kindergarten teachers were arrested; and their teaching permits withdrawn…

14 August 2018

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PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry has withdrawn the teaching permits of two teachers whose abusive actions against children at a private kindergarten in Malacca went viral on social media today.

The Education Ministry, in a statement, said the action was taken to ensure the teachers would not have any interaction with students or work in the kindergarten concerned.

“The operator (of the kindergarten) was also given a stern warning over their negligence in running a learning centre for children between the ages of four and five,” it said.

The incident took place at Tadika PPKK Seri Bijak Bestari 3, Taman Tasik Utama, Ayer Keroh, is a private kindergarten registered under the Education Ministry.

The ministry has also instructed the Malacca State Education Department to assist in the management and operation of kindergartens during learning sessions.

The matter is now with the police for further action to be taken against the teachers concerned, following a police report lodged on Saturday (Aug 11) by the kindergarten manager, added the ministry.

According to media reports, the teachers aged 21 and 40, were arrested by police yesterday for investigations under Section 31 (1) of the Child Act 2001.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/08/14/teaching-permit-withdrawn-two-kindergarten-teachers-who-abused-students

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IM4U (1Malaysia for Youth), Najib’s creation, “misused” by the previous government to promote the “I love PM” initiative instead…

IM4U
1Malaysia for Youth, usually stylised as 1M4U or IM4U, is an initiative of the Malaysian government that encourage volunteering among Malaysian youth. iM4U is also a principal operator of iM4U fm. Wikipedia
Founded: 2012
Motto: For The Youths Of Malaysia

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iM4U fm is a Malaysian radio station launched by 1Malaysia for Youth and operated by Genmedia Sdn. Bhd. It began broadcasting on September 15, 2014 via its frequency 107.9 fm in Klang Valley. Wikipedia
First air date: September 15, 2014

13 August 2018

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Youth minister: iM4U funds used for ‘I love PM’ initiative

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Khairy Jamaluddin said it was “unfair” for Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman to issue a blanket statement saying that the entire iM4U programme had been abused for the “I love PM” initiative. He said iM4U had carried out many volunteer activities which he said were not political in nature. However, Khairy admitted that the National Civics Bureau (Biro Tatanegara, BTN), which will be abolished, had elements of political indoctrination.

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Do you know these two fellows? They were seen “harassing” a woman driver…

Who are these two guys?
Was it just harassment or prelude to a crime?

Saw these 2 fuckers harassing a female driver; constantly cutting her lane & braking. Only when I honked & took this pic, they stopped. It’s times like these that I wish I had a dashcam.

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Did you know that your credit card liability is only RM250 if your credit card is stolen?

12 August 2018

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Liability on Unauthorised Credit Card Charges – SKRINE – Law Firm …

SKRINE is one of the largest law firms in Malaysia providing a comprehensive range of legal services to a large cross-section of the business community in …

http://www.skrine.com/liability-on-unauthorised-credit-card-charges

Excerpts from:

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Those Bloody Banks, Credit Card Companies and Bank Negara!

A consideration of the recent High Court decision of Diana Chee Vun Hsai v Citibank Bhd [2009] 6 CLJ 774 about whether the Bank Negara Guidelines BNM/RH/GLO-041-01 (with regards to credit cards) has the force of law and whether banks are limited to only claiming RM 250.00 for unauthorized transactions when you lose your credit card. Kalvathy Maruthavanar’s paper ‘Internet Banking – A boon or a bane? A study on the legal issues relating to internet banking in Malaysia’ is also considered.

Diana Chee Vun Hsai, like many of us owned a credit card. She had two. One from Citibank Berhad, the other from HSBC Bank Berhad. On 7 September 2008, HSBC called up her to alert her about her credit card being used. When she checked her purse, she discovered both her credit cards were missing. She notified both the credit card companies of the loss of her credit cards on the same day and lodged a police report at Dang Wangi police station about it the following day. She understandably thought that was the end of the matter. She was wrong.

On 16 September 2008, Citibank told Diana Chee Vun Hsai they were billing her for the unauthorized transaction of RM 1,859.01 done on 6 September 2008. She responded through her solicitors to inform Citibank that the limit of liability for a lost credit card was RM 250.00 as provided in clauses 15.1, 15.2 and 15.3 of the Bank Negara Guidelines BNM/RH/GLO-041-01 (‘the BNM Guidelines’). Citibank’s lawyers replied pointing out to her that the terms of her credit card the crux of which is as follows:

“Our client imposes a duty on the cardholder to notify the loss one (1) hour prior to the unauthorized use and to provide proof of acting in good faith and exercising reasonable care and diligence to prevent such loss or theft of unauthorized use of the card before our client can exercise its discretion whether to resolve the liability or not. Such a clause is not in contravention of the Bank Negara guidelines.”(emphasis mine)
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Diana Chee rightly did not agree with the absurd reply and sued Citibank for several declarations the main ones being (i) that the BNM Guidelines issued pursuant to sections 25 and 70 the Payment Systems Act 2003 have the force of law and (ii) the term relied upon by Citibank to deduct the sum of RM 1,859.01 was illegal, void and contrary to public policy.

Justice Mohd Apandi Ali who heard the case at the outset opined that Citibank was an operator under the Payment Systems Act 2003 and therefore bound by the BNM Guidelines, which his Lordship very helpfully reproduces in its entirety for our benefit. I would strongly recommend those with credit cards to read and understand it. This would prevent credit card companies from taking advantage of your ignorance and fear of seeking legal advice. Clause 15.2 of the BNM Guidelines was referred to and is worth considering in full:

15. Liability For Lost Or Stolen Credit Card

15.2 The cardholders’ maximum liability for unauthorized transactions as a consequence of a lost or stolen credit card shall be confined to a limit specified by the issuer of the credit cards, which shall not exceed RM 250.00, provided the cardholder has not acted fraudulently or has not failed to inform the issuer of credit card as soon as reasonably practicable after having found that his credit card is lost or stolen.

His Lordship then opined quite rightly, ‘This “one hour prior to reporting of the loss card” clause, to my mind is not only unreasonable and ridiculous but it is contrary to the provisions of cl. 15.2 of the Bank Negara Guidelines. In fact, the RM 250 is the maximum liability of the cardholder in such circumstances, and that the onus of proving fraud or unreasonable delay to report loss of the card is upon the issuer of the credit card.‘ So in this case, the Judge ruled that it was Citibank that had to prove any alleged fraud or unreasonable delay on the part of Diana Chee before they can deny her the limitation of liability.

This is my favourite part:

The cardholder has complied with the said terms of reporting and confirming the loss of the credit card. The respondent cannot have the discretion, despite having it so written in the agreement, to circumvent the Bank Negara guidelines, with a view to limit its liability.

There you have it. Citibank despite knowing the BNM Guidelines defiantly made terms of agreements for their credit cards that not only infringed the BNM Guidelines but was designed with the purpose of limiting its own liability. This you can appreciate could translate into increased profits for them.

The Judge then rightly goes on to point out that breaching the BNM Guidelines is an offence punishable under section 57 of the Payment Systems Act 2003 which prescribes a fine not exceeding RM 500,000.00. If the credit card company continues to offend it then it will be additionally liable to a fine not exceeding RM 1,000.00 for everyday that the offence continues. His Lordship states that, ‘the issuer of the credit card is also liable to have its approval revoked by Bank Negara if the issuer has failed to comply with any of the Guidelines issued by Bank Negara.’ So clearly, the BNM Guidelines is an offence and if your credit card of bank is in breach of it, you should lodge a complaint with Bank Negara.

http://www.loyarburok.com/2010/01/16/those-bloody-banks-credit-card-companies-and-bank-negara/

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Mahathir is going after Jho Low’s private jet, a US$35 million Bombardier Global 5000…

Singapore seized Jho Low’s private jet in Feb 2017…

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12 August 2018

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After superyacht, Putrajaya to bring back Jho Low’s private jet

SERDANG, Aug 12 — The federal government is seeking seizure of Low Taek Jho’s private jet which is currently grounded in Singapore, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, just days after taking control of the fugitive tycoon’s yacht, Equanimity.

The Prime Minister said today his administration has already started work into recovering the private jet that is also believed to have been bought with money “stolen” from sovereign investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

“We are trying to get back all the money that has been stolen from us,” he told reporters after visiting an art exhibition at the Perdana University here.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1661626/after-superyacht-putrajaya-to-bring-back-jho-lows-private-jet?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=twitter

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After Equanimity, Putrajaya sets sights on Jho Low’s jet

August 12, 2018

The US$35 million jet was seized by Singaporean authorities in 2017.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is now looking to seize a private jet belonging to businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, which was impounded by Singaporean authorities in 2017.

This comes days after Low’s luxurious yacht was handed over to the Malaysian government by the Indonesian authorities which had seized it.

“We have to bring the jet back,” Dr Mahathir Mohamad said after visiting an art exhibition here.

The prime minister was asked to comment on reports that his administration was considering bringing the jet back to Malaysia.

It was reported last year that the US$35 million Bombardier Global 5000 was impounded by Singaporean authorities and grounded at the Seletar Airport.

The aircraft is part of some US$1 billion in assets allegedly acquired with funds misappropriated from 1MDB.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/08/12/after-equanimity-putrajaya-sets-sights-on-jho-lows-jet/

 

Singapore seizes jet of Malaysian tycoon in center of 1MDB scandal: Reports

A private jet belonging to Malaysian tycoon Low Taek Jho — who is under investigation for his involvement in the scandal-hit Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) – has been seized by Singapore authorities, media in both Singapore and Malaysia reported.

The jet, a Bombardier Global 5000 with the registration number N689WM, is parked in the city state’s Seletar Airport, according to Malaysia’s Sarawak Report and Singapore’s TODAY newspaper.

That jet registration information had been listed by the U.S. Department of Justice in a court document last July about assets of Low’s that it was looking to seize. The filing, connected to recent developments by Sarawak Report, was part of investigations into alleged corruption and money laundering involving 1MDB funds.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/02/06/singapore-seizes-jet-of-malaysian-tycoon-in-center-of-1mdb-scandal-reports.html?__twitter_impression=true

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N 27 Balakong: 8 September 2018 By-election.

Ng Tien Chee (PH – DAP)                    67.7% (41,768)

Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali (PAS)  10.1% (6,230)

Lim Chin Wah (BN – MCA)                  9.5% (5,874)

Demographics

Malay 29.25%; Chinese 61.07%; Indian 8.79%; B/P Sabah 0.24%; B/P Sarawak 0.15%; Orang Asli (Pen. Msia) 0.01%; Others 0.49%
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Read more at https://election.thestar.com.my/selangor.html#pFq0bsiHP0PLoshF.99

Polygamy allowed…

MCA will use its own logo, a Star. A faded star?

It does look like a durian, doesn’t it?

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17 August 2018

RAWANG: Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari says DAP is wise to field Wong Siew Ki as the candidate for the Balakong by-election as she is a ‘grassroots’ leader.

“DAP leaders have chosen their best candidate to make sure we (Pakatan) can retain the seat and maintain the super-majority in Selangor,” he said after a groundbreaking ceremony for the Selgate Rawang Hospital near here on Friday (Aug 17).

The private hospital is the first of 10 such facilities in the state, and is expected to be completed by December 2019 at a total cost of RM130mil.
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Amirudin said he believed Wong had good connection with the grassroots.

“She has worked for (Seri Kembangan assemblyman) Ean Yong Hian Wah as an assistant and as a councillor.

“She has has a lot of experience serving the people.

“I believe it’s a wise decision by the DAP, and Pakatan will work very hard to retain the seat,” he said.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/08/17/sgor-mb-grassroots-leader-wong-siew-ki-a-good-choice-for-balakong/#G3eoODZxSKBfKeAD.99

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MCA President Liow Tiong Lai has said his party is open to working with all opposition parties, including PAS, in the Balakong by-election.

“We will work with every party regardless of which component (they are part of).

“The most important ting is they are an opposition party,” he said at a press conference after launching the party’s operation room in Balakong today.

“The opposition pact has to work together to fight the government, because the government has not fulfilled many promises,” he claimed.

When asked if he was open to working with PAS, he said MCA was open to working with anyone as long as they were on the same page.

“(We will work with) anybody who has the same agenda, any party that has the agenda to check and balance the government,” he said.

Admitting the party was an underdog in the Sept 8 by-election, he urged voters to “give MCA a chance” to have a voice in the Selangor legislative assembly.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/438439

In Balakong, MCA to ditch BN logo

August 10, 2018

MCA president says the decision is part of the party’s reforms.

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA said it was abandoning the Barisan Nasional (BN) logo at the upcoming Balakong by-election in Selangor for the party’s blue-and-yellow “star” logo, saying it was part of “internal reforms” following its weak performance in the recent general election.

“We have heard the voices of the public and we agree that the party needs internal reforms. The decision to use the MCA’s logo is part of the many reforms that will take place in the near future,” said MCA president Liow Tiong Lai after chairing a meeting with top party leaders today.

“We have to focus on our internal reforms before we can talk about the BN coalition,” he said.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/08/10/in-balakong-mca-to-ditch-bn-logo/

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The PTPTN: What should be done about defaulters?

During the Najib-led BN regime, PTPTN loans piled up as more and more decided not to repay their borrowings.

Defaulters owe the PTPTN RM39 billion.

What should the Mahathir-led PH Government do? What can it do?

11 August 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has revealed that the amount owed to the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) from its defaulters is almost the same as 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) total debts.

The Malaysian Insight quoted the prime minister as saying that in total, defaulters owe PTPTN RM39 billion in outstanding loan repayments.

The 93-year-old prime minister, who was speaking to a gathering of students at the Malaysian Student Leaders Summit X11 today, reportedly said the sum was “almost the same” as what is owed by the controversial 1MDB.

However, Dr Mahathir did not disclose the exact amount of 1MDB’s debts.

The Auditor-General’s report on 1MDB estimated that the state investment vehicle needs an estimated RM42 billion to settle the principal and interest on its loans.

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said today that she is disappointed that her statement on National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) borrowers had been twisted by some media and netizens on social media.

Teo said her statement in the Dewan Rakyat earlier this week did not mean that defaulters would be placed on the bankruptcy list.

“I am disappointed because what I said was that their situation cannot be compared to the private banking system where loan defaulters will be listed as bankrupt.

“It is not fair to apply the same to students who failed to repay their PTPTN loans, that was what I meant,” she told reporters after opening the ”Majlis Pertandingan Koakedemik Bahasa Melayu Peringkat Kebangsaan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) – Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM)” event here yesterday.

The last few days saw postings widely being shared on Facebook that Teo had said that the government would make bankrupt PTPTN loan defaulters. – Bernama

http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/07/27/teo-hits-out-against-those-misrepresenting-her-statement-on-ptptn-defaulters/?platform=hootsuite

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