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Saturday, August 19, 2017

High Income Bullsh_t Replaced By Super High Income Sh_t !


Ok this one is only for orang Melayu yang low performers sahaja. You better read this carefully because this is another case of "Melayu miskin dulu". 

 





Aug 18 ― Najib launched programme enhance Bumi monthly income exceed RM20k

Super High Income Programme (SHIP) focus on middle-income earners 

launch after chairing Bumiputera Education Leadership Foundation.

high income can be achieved through specialised training in selected fields

the courses under Bank Rakyat financing, duration three and five years.

first phase involve 50 beneficiaries, maximum financing of RM10m 

following phase will involve 250 recipients

incentive those completing course maximum 20% reduction in loan.

Bumiputera Foundation to develop bumi talents through financing 3  programs 
Peneraju Tunas, Peneraju Skil and Peneraju Profesional.

foundation achieved target of developing 16,000 bumi talents 
through 200 programmes with funding of RM435 million.

40% target to develop 40,000 bumi talents by 2020 has been achieved. 

My comments : 

What ? ?  

The "high income nation" has become just b.s.  

They have stopped talking about achieving 'high income nation'.

Now they are unrolling SHIP? Super high income program ? ? 

And to all you potential SHIP candidates out there, this is just a marketing pitch to get more bumi candidates to borrow money.  

Read this part again  :    "the courses under Bank Rakyat financing, duration three and five years."

Duration three to five years?  Wah so long ah? Harvard MBA pun kalah.

So after three to five years and hutang so much money, what type of degree or MBA do you get?   After 3 - 5 years of training you should get a reputable university MBA degree.  

Takkan after training for 3 - 5 years and borrowing so much money, you just get a piece of paper that says  'I am now a SHIP' ? 

Silap-silap it could be 'I am now full of sh_t'.

And what is the meaning of sentences like this :

"40% target to develop 40,000 bumi talents by 2020 has been achieved"

This is so specific. What exactly is meant by 'bumi talent'? What about those tens of thousands of bumi graduates being manufactured by the gomen universities?  They have no talent?

They go through four years of university education.  Then they are becoming nasi lemak sellers, janitors (cuci jamban) and Uber taxi drivers. 

Few will make it to High Income Nation.

Do you think they will now be eligible for the  Super High Income Program? 

An open letter to MO1 From Tricia Yeoh

Someone sent me this.  Someone by the name of Tricia Yeoh has written an open letter to the moron. Its Saturday and I am in a rush. The "letter" has been truncated by me. If you wish to read the original please go find it yourself.  So what the hell ... my comments in blue. 

Dear Sir,

Last week you gave speech .  . at the Invest Malaysia 2017 conference. 

some of the facts that you quoted would require some further elaboration. 

You said you introduced New Economic Model (NEM) seven years ago 

Perhaps I may remind you that one of the key approaches of the NEM’s economic development plan was to move away from “dominant state participation in the economy” towards “private sector-led growth”. 

GLC disposal and investment exercises from 2011 to 2014 (after the NEM was published) found total acquisition value of RM51.7 billion dwarfs the total disposal value of RM29.5 billion – in simple language, GLICs and GLCs combined have acquired far more than they have sold.
 
Second, you said ringgit is “easily the strongest major Asian currency this quarter”. Anyone who has children studying overseas would know that as recently as January this year, the ringgit had lost about 22% since the start of 2015 and was at that point the worst-performing currency in emerging Asia. 

recent growth momentum strongly related to impending election,  “but what happens after it?”

Third, you said that your government is one that is committed to transparency, accountability and good regulation. 

GLCs .  . are monitored by MACC, which reports to the Prime Minister’s Department. It is difficult to see how any conflict of interest involving your administration could be avoided if the integrity and governance officers were to uncover a certain wrongdoing within their GLCs placements.

Fourth, international bodies praise Malaysia’s glowing economic performance. 

you failed to mention numerous other big, red flags. These warning signs are indicators that not all is perfect. 

you quoted IMF as saying that Malaysia is amongst the fastest growing economies among peers. 

same report highlights our country’s “federal debt and contingent liabilities are relatively high, limiting policy space to respond to shocks”. Second, it also says that our “household debt remains high, with debt servicing capacity growing only moderately”. .  .there are serious challenges that may implode over time if left uncorrected.

you  . ..failed to mention the same report says that risks in the economy “arise from growing threats of protectionism” and that there is a need to “accelerate structural reforms in the economy”. I would advise you to personally read these documents from cover to cover to really understand the conditions of the economy today. In short, there is a need to examine the details and not just gloss over the summaries of these reports, advice I would provide to any investor looking into Malaysia.

Fifth, you deftly talked about how your administration is cracking down on “crony capitalism”, “sweetheart deals” and that there would be no more “national follies kept going to stroke the ego of one man”. 

Let us hope then that the national agencies such as the Attorney General’s Chambers will lend its co-operation to any and all investigations including those from international bodies to assure us that 1MDB will not fall into such a category.

Sixth, you hailed SMEs as the “hallmarks” of your administration as they are the backbone of the economy. You also said that government policies are therefore meant to be business-friendly and pro small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However, the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act (PCAPA) is one such policy that is adversely affecting SMEs. The mechanism poses price ceilings on food and household goods sold at mamak and even small sundry shops. The mechanism to calculate the “right” price is so complicated that some shops have just shut down altogether because they could not afford to pay the fine. There are numerous other examples of regulations that are in fact making it very difficult for the business community to operate, which have been raised regularly at public forums but seemingly in vain.
 


Finally, your speech was peppered with many political references, many of which were obviously targeted at a specific individual. . . To have these words uttered at a formal international investment conference ..considered out of place. 

Tricia Yeoh
AUTHOR
 
My comments : Strange things are happening in the "bustling economy". Businesses are closing down. The NST's newsprint mill has shuttered its doors. Plenty businesses are closing down, the latest (to my knowledge) being a jewellery store belonging to a friend in KL.  Some mall has also shut down in PJ, says a reader. 

The "chunky" spending on the MRT, the new railway etc may have boosted up the economic numbers.

The stock market is also strange. The Index remains high but the share prices of profitable and good dividend paying companies are down.  Only the share prices of the GLCs are kept high, no matter what is their performance.

Where the economy is concerned, like many other things, the morons are fudging, fiddling and/or massaging the numbers. I believe a "gotcha" is waiting to bite us in the behind over the economy.

Gotcha !

Russia's 'supercavitating' 300 km/hr killer torpedo



Here is some weapons technology news from Russia:


 Russia's over 300 km/hr 'supercavitating' VA-111 Shkvall torpedo.
Note the movable 'nozzle' in front which shoots hot engine exhaust 
which creates  a steam and gas bubble around the torpedo


Russia's State-of-the-Art Torpedo That 'Changed the Rules of Maritime Warfare'
 
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE

Russia modernizing VA-111 Shkval supercavitating torpedo in 2018-2025 program
torpedo can reach speeds over 300 kph. 
Russia only country to have in service such an advanced weapon.

parameters will be seriously improved
part of 2018-2025 state armaments program

Shkval missile-torpedo, Soviet-designed aircraft carrier killer 
entered service in 1977
Propelled by solid-fuel jet engine
torpedo speed over 300 kph

cruising speed outstanding 100 meters per second.
Now seriously upgraded in accordance with operational requirements
increased interest for Shkval in global arms market.

torpedo formidable weapon against American aircraft carrier 
changed rules of maritime warfare

Shkval’s unprecedented speed due to supercavitation
torpedo travels in a cavitation pocket created by nose cone 
expansion of hot engine gases
gas bubble envelops torpedo
minimizing contact with water 
significantly reducing water drag

Cavitation creates problem for maneuvering
Shkval’s cavitating nose cone turns when torpedo changes direction
keeping it in a gas bubble while maneuvering
torpedo steers using four fins and nose cone

torpedoes sensitive to water temperature, water density at various depths
Shkval was breakthrough in hydrodynamics
Shkval puts Russia four decades ahead of rivals
weapon is mass-produced only in Russia

2005, Germany developed Barracuda missile-torpedo 
However not yet put into mass production
US making similar efforts since 1997
no working prototype yet

My comments : The fastest "conventional" torpedos, which are propelled by battery powered electric motors,  can reach speeds of about 50 knots or about 92 km/hr. This is already a very fast speed.  There are no surface ships or submarines that can outrun a torpedo coming at them at 92 km/hr.

But surface ships and submarines can still have enough time to deploy 'countermeasures' - if they have detected the incoming torpedo.
    
But when a torpedo is coming at you at 300 km/hr there is much, much less time to deploy countermeasures or of avoiding it by manouvering. 

And since the 300 km/hr torpedo is actually an underwater guided missile,  the chances of escaping it are very slim.

In a  "lets go out and shed some human blood" world,  he who has Russia as a friend can feel more safe.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thaniya maram tho'op-a akhaathu - Hindraf's Waythamoorthy Meets Tun Dr Mahathir

FOLKS THIS IS A REAL BLOCKBUSTER. FIRST PONDER THIS. 

PICTURE THIS SCENARIO. 

FOR THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTIONS TUN DR MAHATHIR / TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN'S PARTI PRIBUMI BERSATU TEAMS UP WITH MR LIM KIT SIANG'S DAP AND MR P WAYTHAMOORTHY'S HINDRAF AND SHAFIE APDAL'S PARTI WARISAN IN SABAH ON ONE SIDE.

ON THE DARK SIDE UMNO AND THE BARISAN NASIONAL TEAM  UP WITH PAS AND PKR. 

YOU DONT THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE?  HALF THIS STORY IS ALREADY HAPPENING.  DO READ ON.

The Hindraf's P Waythamoorthy was attacked by two assailants in his office on Wednesday. The two attackers who spoke Malay showed a knife in Waythamoorthy's face and warned him  'Jangan cabar kerajaan'.  They also punched him a few times and then quickly left his premises.  

Obviously the attack was designed to threaten and frighten Waythamoorthy. The question is 'Why are some people so afraid of the Hindraf and P Waythamoorthy?'  Do read on.

Then just a day after being attacked,  Waythamoorthy met Pakatan Harapan architect and leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed yesterday (Thursday)  at his office in Putrajaya. Also present at this quite momentous meeting were Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, Dato Zaid Ibrahim and others.


(If you can use a microscope and look into that picture frame hanging on the wall behind Waythamoorthy, you may be able to see a reflection of Mrs Bates of the Bates Motel. Norman Bates 'mom' in "The Psycho".  Just kidding ok. But this picture will come to haunt some bad guys in this country. )


For those of you who have never seen or heard P Waythamoorthy's voice, you may wish to listen to Waythamoorthy speaking here (from FMT's video).  

Waythamoorthy  is certainly no Samy Vellu. 
He is a lawyer who was educated in England.  
He was born and raised in Kelantan and can 'kecek Kelate' very fluently. 




Here is yesterday's news from Free Malaysia Today:

We can deliver Indian votes, says Waytha after meeting Mahathir
Nawar Firdaws
August 17, 2017

Hindraf chief Waythamoorthy says after his experience with BN, he is willing to try the opposition to bring changes to the Indian community's plight.

Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy today expressed confidence that the movement could mobilise Malaysian Indians to back Pakatan Harapan (PH) at the next polls, following a discussion today with the coalition’s chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Speaking to FMT, Waytha said Hindraf’s role was critical in delivering the Indian votes to PH, adding that they would be the kingmakers to sway the outcome against Barisan Nasional (BN) in marginal seats.

“And we are offering to help PH in these rural seats, where the Indian community can make a significant difference,” he said.

Waytha said Hindraf’s immense support among ordinary Indians would also work in PH’s favour should the coalition accept the group as its fifth partner.

He said this was among the contents of his discussion with Mahathir in a meeting which was also attended by two former ministers, Zaid Ibrahim and Sanusi Junid.

The hour-long meeting took place in the former prime minister’s office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here.

“I’m here to speak to Tun (Mahathir) and convince him of how we can help bring about change in the next election,” Waytha told FMT.

He said in remote Malay parliamentary constituencies where Umno candidates had won marginally in the last polls, the number of Indian voters “are probably about five to six times more than the majority”.

“We are talking about Kedah, Johor, Perak and Selangor,” said Waytha, who quit the Cabinet in 2014, less than a year after he was appointed a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department as part of an electoral understanding between Hindraf and BN.

Waytha cited the Merbok parliament seat in Kedah, where BN defeated PKR by 4,122 votes in the 2013 general election.

“But there are about 15,000 Indian voters there,” he said. “So I believe we can go to these areas and convince the Indian voters to support PH.”

The group was widely credited for opposition gains in the general election when BN candidates were defeated in constituencies with a large concentration of Indian voters.

written commitment by Najib

“Obviously he did not fulfil the promises and as a matter of principle, I left,” he said.

He said after leaving the Cabinet, he frequently visited Indian communities in rural areas, adding that they were often left out of the country’s “mainstream economy”.

Earlier, Mahathir admitted that the Indian community was not adequately represented in PH, adding that the group’s support was vital for the coalition’s machinery.

“So we are working to get Hindraf, if not as a member of PH, at least as part of the opposition,” he said.

My comments : Hindraf has studied 31 mostly UMNO  held parliamentary seats where UMNO (and some BN) have won by very slim margins.  

And in these slim margin seats, the number of Indian voters is many times more than the winning margins.

The article above says that UMNO won in Merbok, Kedah with just 4000+ votes. 
But there are 15,000 "estate" Indians in Merbok. 
If only about 2000+  Indians switch their votes, UMNO will lose Merbok.

The other example is the pendatang haram Jawa in Bagan Datoh. 
He won by about 2000+ votes - a very slim margin. 
Yet in Bagan Datoh there are over 9000+ Indian "estate" voters.  
If only about 1000+ Indian voters switch sides, the pendatang haram Jawa may have to balik negeri.

In like manner, there are 31 mostly rural UMNO seats in Kedah, Johor, Perak and Selangor  where the numbers of Indian voters far exceeds the slim winning majorities in these places.  

With Hindraf's strong grassroots campaigning, the Indian voters can really knock out the UMNO candidates in these 31 Parliamentary constituencies.

Hindraf has already launched a very effective campaign among the Indians which I think must be expanded to all Malaysian voters. 

The campaign is "NOT A SINGLE VOTE FOR THE BN".  

Do spread the word around folks  -   NOT A SINGLE VOTE FOR THE BN"

The message is brief and catchy and more importantly it is achievable.  

For example,  talk is Melaka UMNO is now crippled and in the ICU. Some UMNO bahagian in Melaka may almost completely stop functioning.  UMNO members are just abandoning the party in Melaka.  

Since Hindraf has met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, Dato Zaid Ibrahim and Tan Sri Sanusi Junid,  Hindraf will become more acceptable among the rural Malay voters.

a. PKR to work with PAS
Ok, a few days ago Wan Azizah said that PKR will work with PAS / UMNO in Kelantan.  
This means that in Kelantan, PKR will be fighting against Parti Amanah which is a component (along with the PKR) in Pakatan Harapan.  So in Kelantan PKR will be helping to sabotage the Pakatan Harapan.

Then one PAS fellow has given Wan Azizah a real slap in the face by replying that PAS considers PKR traitors and unreliable. PAS will not  work with PKR he said.


b. DAP / Amanah will certainly work against PAS (and PKR?) in Selangor

Then over in Selangor, the PKR will still be working with PAS again.  Indirectly they will also work with UMNO.  

So   in Selangor both Parti Amanah and the DAP will be actively campaigning and trying to sabotage as much of PAS as they can.  In Selangor, Amanah and DAP will be working against any PKR-PAS-UMNO  alliance.  But  Amanah, DAP and PKR are part of Pakatan Harapan.


So PKR cooperating with PAS creates serious faults and cracks. Indirectly PKR will also be cooperating with UMNO.

it is not impossible that in the next General Elections (which will likely be held next year - since Moron wants  so much to commit suicide)  the line-up will be like this:

1. Bersatu - DAP - Hindraf - Amanah - Warisan

versus

2. UMNO - PAS -  PKR - MCA - MIC etc.

In either scenario,  the presence of Hindraf will be of great benefit to the Pakatan Harapan.

My advise to P Waythamoorthy is to strengthen your doors. 
Get some Hindraf bodyguards.
Take precautions.

A mad dog that is caught in a corner is a dangerous animal.
Especially a stupid and corrupted dog. It will snap at anything. 

Finally what is the meaning of  "Thaniya maram tho'op-a akhaathu".

This is an original Tamil saying by Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, who speaks fluent Tamil, German and possibly other languages.

Months ago, Tan Sri Sanusi set up his own 'Hindraf WhatsApp' group including Hindraf members and other Indians. 

In one of his postings he advised Hindraf members :

Thaniya - alone by itself

maram - a tree

tho'op-a - plantation

akhaathu - cannot become

Alone by itself, a single tree cannot become a plantation.

Sebatang pokok, dengan sendirinya tidak boleh menjadi ladang (atau kebun).

Meaning, you need friends to get things done.   
You must have allies.  
It is difficult to act alone.

So welcome Hindraf to the Pakatan Rakyat. 
Its about time.