One of them is the MIC boss. He said, 'I saw it coming...' in an interview with malaysiakini on April 16, 2008. (click here to watch)
Another is former Selangor Menteri Besar. He said he knew it all along...
PETALING JAYA (April 24, 2008): Three days after their husbands lost power to rule Selangor, the wives got into the act – plotting to dissolve a welfare body and remove almost RM10 million from its bank accounts. (Full story click here)
Today, The Star Online reported 'Return cash, Khir's wife told'. I was irked when I read:
Khir was quoted as saying they were worried that the money, which was raised for the welfare of children, would not be used for the correct purpose.Come one, Khir. Balkis' worry is utterly unfounded. Why did they ASSUME that the money would be misused? What was their assumption based on?
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A REPRESENTATIVE from Grand Saga Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire for the Cheras-Kajang Highway, was pelted with stones yesterday when he threatened to restore the dismantled barricade at the Bandar Mahkota Cheras toll-free access road. (Full story click here)
Haven't they learnt from the past? The Metramac vs. Cheras folk years ago over the RM0.50 toll charged at Taman Midah?
The Grand Saga REPRESENTATIVE was lucky that he was only pelted with stones. Nevertheless, he was unlucky to be appointed as a representative. Haha! Scapegoat!
Word of caution: Don't mess with the Cheras folk.
For a youtube version of the Bandar-Mahkota-Cheras-toll issue, click here.
Meanwhile, for a pictorial post, read
Pakatan rakyat govt demolish Bdr Mahkota Cheras barricade
Yay! Power to the people!
PETALING JAYA (April 21, 2008): Passengers who fly off from Sepang have been paying an additional RM2 to RM6 in airport tax for the last six years – no thanks to a lopsided deal between the government and Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) which operates the Express Rail Link (ERL).
The KLIA Express connects KL Sentral and KL International Airport.
According to sources, under the terms of agreement for the RM2.8 billion ERL project, a portion of the airport taxes that departing passengers pay goes to the company – RM2 for domestic passengers and RM6 for international travellers from KLIA as well as the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).
It is learnt that the rationale behind the concession agreement signed in 1997 is to ensure a return on investment for the service which started in 2002.
YTL Corporation holds a 50%-stake in ERLSB, which is responsible for building and operating the high-speed rail link. Tabung Haji Technologies Sdn Bhd holds 40% and Nadicorp Holdings Sdn Bhd the remaining 10%.
ERLSB operates under a 30-year concession, including an option to extend for another 30 years to own and operate the express rail link. The ERL faces competition from other public transport operators due to its fare of RM35 for a one-way trip.
Airport tax for KLIA is RM45 for international travellers and domestic passengers pay RM6. Airport tax for departures from the LCCT is RM6 for domestic and RM35 for
KLIA handled about 25 million passengers last year and the LCCT about eight million. “Half of these figures were departing passengers, which means ERL would be receiving in the region of RM80 million a year (from airport tax),” said a source.
|Last week, I brought my guests to Genting Highlands. After a day 'above the clouds', we decided to have dinner at the |
Gohtong Jaya area on the way down.
We ordered some dishes and decided to have a steamed fish as well. So the captain recommended 'sultan fish'.
The steamed fish came. HALF, and plain steamed. Good & fine.
But when the bill came, it came to over $500 !! We were shocked !! We were told the fish was 1.4kg ( & please bear in mind, its ONLY HALF A FISH ) at RM 320 per kg! RM 420!! This was daylight robbery. We were not informed by the Captain that a kg of the Sultan fish would cost us RM 320 and there was also no signs of such pricings anywhere in the restaurant.
When we checked with the cashier, she told us, its correct !!
Of cos, it was our mistake for not asking the price first.
Anyway, on the way back to KL, we stopped at Unique Seafood,PJ, where one can choose a live fish. The most expensive Soon Hock swimming in the tank is RM135 per kilo. Asked them about the Sultan fish, it is going for RM100 a kilo.
Will be sending this letter to the newspapers, Tourism board, etc etc; and friends, pls pass on to all on yr email list.
Stopping short of an apology as suggested by his de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim a few weeks ago, Abdullah said:..These days, as the song by Elton John goes:
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, Karpal said the negative publicity Malaysia had secured as a result of maths prodigy-turned-hooker, Sufiah Yusof, whose mother is a Malaysian married to a Pakistani, was causing the country's image considerable harm.
He said from a prodigy, she was now a self-proclaimed prostitute in Britain, adding that it was necessary to get to the root of the matter to determine what had caused the girl, now 23, to sink into the depth of degradation.
"I call upon the Prime Minister to direct the Malaysian High Commissioner to Britain to meet up with Sufiah and find ways and means to get her back on the right track. It is obvious that Sufiah requires psychiatric treatment," said Karpal. It was reported in the "News of the World" that Sufiah is now a 130-pound an-hour hooker operating from her dingy back street flat.
She created news when she was accepted into Oxford University at the age of just 13.
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