Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Najib’s task..

Najib as the new Finance Minister should be more forthcoming on our economy and how the Government proposes to insulate us against the tidal wave of economic bad news. the Malaysian economy is an open one and we need to take immediate remedial measures. The recent move to cut the helicopter deal does not fall into the category of fiscal action that will help. It merely postpones the development/capital expenditure to a later date!

This points out that commecial paper creation and trading, the life blood of trade and commerce, is shrinking. The same is true for bonds and other forms of credit creation. Our interest rates, though low enough, may need to be adjusted down as has happened with nearly all our neighbours.

Given the current situation where the private sector is not going to take the initiative, and with banks not giving the full credit support that the private sector needs to operate optimally, that leaves only fiscal policy measures to safeguard and insulate our economy.

All unnecessary expenditure must be immediately put on the backburner while the Govt embarks on direct pump priming that will not only have immediate impact but will result in longer term value adding to growth. This means public works and infrastructure.

Agriculture, especially food production, needs to be prioritised; SMEs need further tax incentives while the services sector also needs to be pushed. Fiscal policy measures do not just mean tax measures. I am sure the FM knows the range of tools under his direct control. That means he should not wait until next year to review the budget that was just revealed in Parliament. That Budget was premised on conditions that do not exist any more and are unlikely to return.

Boosting the stock market may be confidence building but it would be of more value if the brokers margin call are mitigated with bank support so that the market freefall can he slowed down. Secondly, revenues were premised on prices of commodities before the financial and economic breakdown of the West. We have to adjust our cloth to fit the new cut.

Monetary policy measures including direct intervention by BNM, like the Fed Reserve in new credit creation, may be necessary if the banks are afraid to lend money. as mentioned earlier, institutional investors are not accepting or renewing commercial paper take up nor bond issues. Banks may be holding back on loan drawdowns. BNM need to monitor this and ensure the economy's lifeblood, that is credit, does not suffer from blockage or seizure.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Malaysiakini grovels like a teenager in trouble

It will be difficult but Malaysiakini's sloppy gaffe in publishing a report expounding a putrid manifesto by a "support group" purportedly attributed to the Deputy Prime Minister in preparation for his ascension to the Prime Ministership must be regarded as simply that: a gaffe that the highly political web portal editors were unable to detect or prevent, given the high confidence it confers to its copy editors to take the initiative.


It must have been galling then for the Malaysiakini senior editors that a seemingly trusted copy editor published the report while ignoring its highly explosive nature and without having to check its source and veracity, or, if she had an iota of scepticism, referred it to her more senior and experienced editors for careful deliberation.

She didn't and when she pressed the OK button on the publishing software, it was not so much a case of publish and be damned as it was a routine that was all in a day's work. That copy editor practically lit a literary bomb that blew embarrassingly in her face and her outfit. It could easily have been circumvented had she abided by certain basic journalistic tenets.

While it's all nice and well now that the said copy editor took it upon herself to assume blame for her journalistic sins and immediately put in her walking papers, the affair affirms a measure of zealotry that Malaysiakini has assumed as its journalistic credo – to err towards gung-ho recklessness that only a young media outfit, like teenagers without a care in the world, can only flaunt.

However, Malaysiakini was, metaphorically, still a teenager lacking in the social graces and still short in maturity, while trying to live in an adult world where responsibility, sobriety and caution are bored principles. The entry to a night spot and drinking age is 21 and cigarettes cannot be sold to teenagers below 18. Balderdash! Malaysiakini would dismiss these rules as superfluous to their growing process, until their shit hit the fan.

Whether they deserve it or not, Malaysiakini has built a brutal reputation as a web news portal whose raison d'ĂȘtre is to gleefully criticise, lambast and condemn the Barisan Nasional Government, its machinery and its machinations, its systems, its policies, its weaknesses, its credibility to the point that it can't report in any other way or it will lose the legion of supplicants it calls its base audience. Its all politics all the time and mostly from the view of the firing seat.

To be sure, Malaysiakini can do just that because it does not have to temper an annual Government licence like its print rivals and being on the web, weighed in on the Government's pledge of non-cyber censorship, cheaper overheads and non-existent logistical woes.

Just as the mainstream newspapers been perceived as being pro-Government, Malaysiakini is trenchantly looked as pro-Opposition, whether it likes it or not, but its behaviour, mannerism and attitude strongly suggest that it lives and dies by that anti-Establishment moniker.

That is why the so-called Najib manifesto was published all too casually, on the account that the copy editor was living up to the Malaysiakini's doctrine. It's too soon to tell if they will have to pay the price in terms of punitive action or something worse but given that its presence is much needed in the pursuit of a free Press, Malaysiakini must learn to get away from its belligerent adolescence.

Nevertheless, Najib could have sued the socks off Malaysiakini for false reporting, which among others quoted the DPM as "eager to defend till the last drop of his blood the supremacy of the Malay race", or at the very least demand a police probe into the portal's ill-advised transgression. But he didn't, perhaps out of magnanimity or perhaps out of the fact that he cannot afford the distraction, seeing that he will soon inherit the management of a country roiling in the perfect political storm and need to muster all his energy and effort.

In a media conference outside the House, Najib accepted Malaysiakini's apology. "The reporter showed a high level of professionalism and took responsibility for the untrue story," he told the media at the Parliament lobby today. However, Najib rightly pointed out that the culprits who released the fake manifesto was still in hiding.

Najib is leaving it to the relevant authorities to unmask the perpetrators of the fake manifesto, agreeing that he may have to face all this until March, when Umno holds its general assembly and its delayed but high-octane party elections.

Cub reporters were taught from small to respect facts and triple check them when they conclude their reports, just before they submit their masterpieces to their copy editor for editing or tasting. It's a time-honoured concept practiced by most media outfits, whether they are of left or right leaning persuasions or whether they newspapers, magazines or the electronic media. Some old school journalism editors would also insist that their underlings their parents say they love you, check their claims too.

No conscientious editor or reporter would knowingly publish or write reports that are factually dodgy or just plain wrong but if the unimaginable happens, the blame is always an oversight or simple human error. Already, Wong's action has been spun as a "rare day when a Malaysian journalist resigns to take responsibility for an erroneous report."

That said, Malaysiakini is truly fortunate that Wong was conscientious enough to take the rap and save further grief for the portal. It could have been ugly.


By Azmi Anshar, NST

Teresa Kok: Bukan apa yg dibuatnya, tetapi apa yg tidak dibuat...

Tindakan Teresa Kok mengemukakan saman ke atas seorang wartawan Utusan Malaysia dan akhbar itu sendiri berhubung rencana "Azan, jawi, JAIS, UiTM dan ba-alif-ba-ya" yang disiarkan tidak lama dulu menarik perhatian.

Sememangnya hak Teresa untuk mengambil tindakan itu dan lantaran menuntut ganti-rugi jutaan ringgit.    

Tetapi pada pendapat saya, yang menjadi persoalan di sini bukanlah sekadar apa yang didakwa dilakukan oleh ahli parlimen itu. Lebih penting ialah apa yang TIDAK dilakukan olehnya sebagai seorang wakil rakyat yang telah dilantik sah secara demokratik dan telah mengangkat sumpah untuk menjaga kesejahteraan negara.

Jika dia melakukan sesuatu yang melanggar peradaban keharmonian kaum, itu kes yang nyata. Bagaimanapun, persoalannya di sini apakah yang sebenarnya mencetuskan reaksi hingga membawa kepada keadaan sekarang ini?

Di pihak wakil rakyat itu saya bertanya sama ada dia sedar yang tanggung-jawab bukan sekadar berlandaskan apa yang dia lakukan, tetapi juga apa yang di TIDAK lakukan (omission).

Sebagai wakil rakyat dan ahli parlimen, dia seharusnya lebih berhati-hati menangani isu-isu yang boleh menyebabkan rasa kurang senang di antara kaum. Walaupun pada perspektif pemikiran liberalnya, tindakan, gesaan atau insiatifnya mungkin tidak berbahaya, tetapi persepsi masyarakat mungkin berbeza dan kebarangkalian membawa kepada masalah.

Dalam konteks ini Teresa perlu bertanya pada diri sendiri apa sepatutnya dia TIDAK lakukan...

Religious rights: Practice what you preach

With so much rantings and accusations by people who see themselves as champions of every mode of freedom, one question begs to be answered.

Do we realise how in many instances the change must first be done right in our own homes?

Although many of us Malaysians hold high respect for the rights and freedom of others, sadly there are still those who do not practice what they preach.

One stark instance is the denial by some unscrupulous people who employ maids of different religious belief. How many times have we seen or heard complaints by these unfortunate maids that they were often denied the right to practice their religion?

It is true. There are employers who would not hesitate to force their maid to handle pork and forbid them from performing their prayers.

Our hearts bleed to hear all these, for here we are, beyond the confines of our private castles we would not hesitate to hit out at any perceived attempts to restrict free religious practice, although our observations have often been skewed and distorted by narrow perspectives.

While some may gladly allow their maids to practice their religious duties, there are still many others who, aware of the fact that the maids under their employment are Muslims but nevertheless take advantage of their youthful ignorance and abet in the degeneration of their religious duties.

So, employers...have a heart...dont do this to others if you do not want others to do the same unto you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shah Rukh Khan dapat datuk jugak...adoi!

Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam mengesahkan kedatangan aktor Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan untuk menerima anugerah Datuk pada November ini.

Ini jelas bertentangan dengan reaksi negatif ramai rakyat Malaysia yang mempersoalakan rasional di sebalik tindakan tersebut.

Sebelum ini, Mohd Ali berkata Penganugerahan Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) yang membawa gelaran Datuk kepada pelakon Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan adalah berdasarkan sumbangannya mempromosi negeri ini melalui filem lakonannya yang ditonton jutaan peminat seluruh dunia.

Beliau berkata Shah Rukh Khan pernah datang ke Melaka membuat penggambaran filemnya bertajuk "One Two Ka Four" di A Famosa Resort, Alor Gajah beberapa tahun lepas.

Shah Rukh Khan yang dilahirkan di New Delhi pada November 1965, adalah antara 758 penerima anugerah darjah, tauliah, bintang dan pingat kebesaran negeri Melaka tahun ini.

Pengumuman penganugerahan gelaran datuk kepada pelakon hindi itu baru-baru ini dikecam dan dikritik kuat oleh rakyat Malaysia.

Nampaknya suara hati rakyat tidak perlu dalam hal ini...


Sunday, October 19, 2008

UMNO dominant or component parties weak?

Think again!

BN component parties should to appreciate Umno's strength that had enabled the coalition to form a government at the federal level and that they must use Umno's strength to strengthen themselves.

The idea that Umno is being too dominant in Barisan Nasional (BN) is ridiculous, says Johor Baru Umno division chief Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad.

He said that if BN component parties thought that Umno was dominant, they must understand why it was so.

"Is it because the component parties themselves are weak, and what would be the solution to it? he asked, adding that the matter should not be used by the component parties to cover their weaknesses following the last general election results.

Shahrir, who is also Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister, said Umno could not reduce its power for the sake of providing a so-called "level playing field" for the component parties.

"By doing so, it would lead to BN losing everything to the opposition," he said.

Shahrir said the perception that UMNO was too dominant was created by the opposition parties as part of their efforts to weaken the support, especially among the non-Malays, for BN.

The Johor Baru member of parliament did not rule out the possibility that communication problems among BN component party leaders had contributed to the perception problem and suggested that this situation be rectified.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kontrak Sosial diterima?

Kolumnis Malaysian Insider, Wan Hamidi Hamid berkata tidak sesiapa pun mempertikaikan kontrak sosial antara kaum yang telah mewujudkan Malaysia merdeka lebih 50 tahun lalu.

Tanpa mengulangi segala perdebatan yang berlangsung sejak sekian lama berhubung perkara ini sama ada di media arus perdana ataupun media alternatif, apa yang diperhatikan oleh Hamidi jelas sekadar perspektif luaran.

Setelah menyorot hampir kesemua komen dan kritikan yang tersiar dalam Internet dan media arus perdana, rata-rata saya melihat ada golongan yang secara terang-terangan mempersoalkan kesahihan kontrak tersebut.

Kebanyakan mereka menafikan kewujudan kontrak itu sementara yang akur dengannya pula cuba mengikut arus dengan rasional beralas demi kepentingan sendiri.

Tidak...tidak benar sama sekali golongan bukan Melayu menerima kontrak sosial. Yang pasti dan nyata mereka bergerak menafikan kewujudan perjanjian tersebut.

Berdasarkan ini maka tidak timbul isu samada mereka menerima quid pro quo berkenaan seperti yang ditegaskan semula oleh Majlis Raja-Raja kelmarin.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

From HINDRAF’s Wyathamoorthy – the remote controller of destruction...

The Chairman of the outlawed HINDRAF today said, ''HINDRAF represents the Indian commoner, the hard-working oily-faced made who is made fun of in the streets, the man who people step on, the man who walks past you yet you notice him not...this current saga has developed against the backdrop of HINDRAF's presence at the Cabinet Raya Open Hse, where over 200 supporters attended to beseech Abdullah to free the HINDRAF 5...''

The last statement proves that they were there not in the spirit of raya but for their own ends. And, I dont think Malaysians make fun of Indians on the streets as much as we take jocular exchanges with ethnic undertones as friendly Malaysian-style bantering.

Pemikiran cetek Raja Petra...

Dalam rencana yang disiarkan menerusi Malaysia-Today bertarikh 14 Oktober (sini), Raja Petra antara lain menulis, ''...cabaran kita sekarang ialah memastikan dasar-dasar Amerika Syarikat menggerakkan sistem antarabangsa ke arah lebih kesaksamaan, keadilan dan kesejahteraan...''

Walaupun sekilas pandang ayat berbentuk populis itu meletakkan Amerika dipersada terhormat pihak yang memperjuangkan hak asasi manusia, tetapi realitinya berbeza sekali...

Lihat saja nasib rakyat Iraq berikutan pencerobohan tentera dan lain-lain contoh kesan campur-tangan Amerika. Petikan di atas adalah daripada buku Barak Obama,'The Audacity of Hope' tetapi persoalannya kenapa perlu disebut bahagian itu?

Yang nyata petikan melulu Raja Petra atau sesiapa saja di antara pembantunya yang menyiarkan posting tersebut hanya mencerminkan kebodohan dan kecetekan pemikiran mereka. Mereka menelan bulat-bulat apa jua yang didatangkan dari barat, terutama Amerika Syarikat.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cerpen 'Politik baru YB J' dipertikaikan tetapi karya membuka luka orang Melayu diperjuangkan...

Isunya bukan sama ada cerpen karya Chamil Wariya itu berkualiti atau tidak. Ia sesuatu yang subjektif.

Dan dalam pada itu kenapa pula ada di antara pengkarya yang menilaikannya sebagai keterlaluan?

Mungkin filem Lelaki Komunis Terakhir atau Apa Khabar Orang Kampung tidak mendatangkan reaksi emosional di kalangan generasi muda masa kini, tetapi ia merungkai kembali balutan luka silam di kalangan generasi sebelumnya.

Berdasarkan pada premis ini pihak yang mengecam karya Chamil perlu terlebih dahulu menyorot kembali karya-karya mereka sendiri.

...Cerpen 'Politik baru YB J', yang menggambarkan seorang wakil rakyat wanita mati ditembak di atas pentas, disifatkan sebuah "cerpen yang berjaya" sehingga menjadi topik perbahasan di Parlimen, kata budayawan terkenal Dinsman.

"Kita lihat, orang yang tidak pernah bercakap tentang cerpen pun bercakap tentangnya. Daripada aspek ini, saya fikir berjayalah cerpen itu," kata penulis itu.

Dinsman atau nama sebenarnya Che Shamsudin Othman berkata, sesebuah cerpen memang menggambarkan pendirian penulisnya tetapi kebebasan berkarya harus dihormati oleh semua pihak.

"Tidak perlu ambil tindakan selagi ia dalam kategori fiksyen," katanya.

Mengulas sama ada jalan cerita di penghujung cerpen itu keterlaluan kerana menyarankan pembunuhan, Dinsman berkata, dia sendiri pernah "membunuh" watak presiden Amerika Syarikat, George W. Bush dalam sebuah dramanya 'Tamu dari Medan Perang'.

"Tetapi orang tahu, (pembunuhan) itu tidak boleh berlaku," katanya.

Beliau diminta mengulas karya bekas pengarang kanan Utusan Malaysia yang didakwa berkaitan dengan ahli parlimen DAP Teresa Kok.

Dalam cerpen Chamil Wariya yang terbit di Mingguan Malaysia baru-baru ini, wakil rakyat Cina bernama Josephine dianggap seorang yang anti-Melayu dan anti-Islam pada pandangan parti orang Melayu (POM).

Tokoh utama DAP Lim Kit Siang semalam membidas pengarangnya dan akhbar berkenaan berhubung perkara itu dalam ucapannya di Dewan Rakyat.

"Saya bertanya, apakah reaksi wakil-wakil rakyat Umno dan BN jika perdana menteri atau timbalannya menjadi sasaran seumpama Teresa dalam satu cerpen tidak bertanggungjawab seperti karya Chamil," kata ahli parlimen Ipoh Timur di blognya.

Teresa Kok yang juga anggota exco kanan kerajaan Selangor, enggan mengulas cerpen itu dengan alasan dia telah menfailkan saman terhadap penerbitnya Utusan Melayu Bhd berhubung laporan yang mendakwa dia sebagai mempertikaikan azan, bulan lalu.

Pemuda DAP akan membuat aduan polis terhadap cerpen ini di balai polis Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur tengah hari esok.

Diminta mengulas 'Politik baru YB J', pengarah filem terkenal Amir Muhammad pula menyifatkan karya itu "fasis" dan "kesasteraan yang menyebarkan kebencian".

"Ia amat kasar dan menganggap pembaca bodoh," katanya.

Pengarah dua dokumentari yang pernah diharamkan Lelaki Komunis Terakhir dan Apa Khabar Orang Kampung bagaimanapun berkata, cerpen yang kasar dan tidak menghormati tingkat intelektual pembaca sudah lama menjadi trend dalam kesasteraan Melayu.

Mengulas reaksi pihak yang tidak selesa dengan cerpen Chamil itu, Amir berkata: "Kalau tidak setuju, boikotlah."

Pengulas isu-isu seni budaya Hasmi Hashim juga bersetuju dengan saranan agar orang ramai memboikot akhbar itu.

"Provokasi terhadap isu-isu perkauman, apa jua tajuknya, tidak boleh diterima," katanya, sambil menambah kebebasan yang diberikan dalam cereka mesti datang dengan tanggungjawab.

"Bukan soal hak menulis, tetapi api perkauman yang keterlaluan. Provokasi, walau apa pun, tidak boleh dipertahankan," katanya.

Mengulas isu kebebasan kreatif dalam cerpen itu, dia berkata:

"(Karya) itu bukan kreatif. Dalam sejarah dunia, daripada (karya) Pramoedya Ananta Toer di Indonesia sampai dunia (sastera) Eropah, tidak pernah kita bertemu karya yang sebegitu jelek."

Cerpen 'Politik baru YB J' mengisahkan perjalanan ahli parlimen Alam Maya, Josephine menghadiri dialog dengan "generasi muda seketurunan dengannya yang yang pernah mempersendakan lagu Negaraku sewaktu menuntut di luar negara".

Dalam perjalanan itu, dia yang lebih dikenali sebagai YB J kelihatan "resah", "gelisah" dan "seolah-olah tidak menentu" tidak seperti selalu.

Pada masa itu, Josephine dilihat pro-Cina dan tidak mewakili pelbagai kaum, terutamanya oleh POM, antaranya kerana mahu menghapuskan tulisan jawi dan menggantikannya dengan tulisan Cina.

Bagaimanapun, menurut Josephine, dia sekadar memperjuangkan kepentingannya, sama seperti pemimpin Melayu dalam POM dan pemimpin Parti Orang Islam (POI) berjuang untuk bangsa mereka.

Dalam pilihanraya lalu, ahli politik lantang yang mendukung Gagasan Baru Politik Baru turut mendapat sokongan Melayu di kawasannya.

Tiba di tempat yang dituju, ketika menuju ke rostrum, seorang daripada 500 hadirin menghala kepadanya. Tanpa berkata apa-apa, dia mengeluarkan sepucuk pistol dan menembak YB J.

Anak muda itu mati ditembak balas.

Sewaktu pemeriksaan mayat dibuat, terselit sehelai nota berbunyi:

"YB Josephine adalah ancaman terhadap keharmonian. Lebih baik riwayatnya ditamatkan supaya masyarakat berbilang kaum boleh tinggal aman damai di negara bertuah ini. Saya berkorban untuk masa depan..."

Disusun dari Malaysiakini

Monday, October 13, 2008

Saman Utusan: Hipokrit Teresa Kok!

Hipokrit!...itulah Teresa Kok.

Sekiranya dia mengaku jaguh memperjuangkan kebebasan akhbar seperti yang kononya diamalkan oleh Harakah, Rocket, Malaysia Today dan akhbar rasmi PKR, mengapa pula dia perlu saman Utusan Malaysia?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rakyat jangan terus terpedaya dengan pembohongan Anwar

Naib Presiden Umno Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hari ini meminta rakyat supaya tidak lagi mendengar pembohongan penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim untuk meneruskan rancangannya mengambil alih kerajaan daripada Barisan Nasional (BN).

Beliau berkata rakyat tidak sepatutnya membuang masa untuk memikirkan kenyataan tidak berasas Ketua Pembangkang itu kerana terbukti bahawa dakwaannya untuk menubuhkan kerajaan pada 16 Sept lalu adalah tidak benar.

"Tidak perlulah kita membuang masa melayani pembohongan beliau dan sebaliknya tumpuan harus diberikan kepada usaha membangunkan ekonomi dan negara serta menangani kesan krisis kewangan global," katanya.

Katanya dalam keadaan krisis kewangan yang tenat di Amerika Syarikat dan Eropah, keutamaan kerajaan dan rakyat di negara ini ialah menangani masalah ekonomi serta meningkatkan aktiviti yang boleh mencergaskan ekonomi agar rakyat tidak begitu merasai kesannya.

Monday, October 6, 2008

You call that a Hari Raya wish?

'Hapuskan ISA, Lepaskan Hindraf; Hapuskan ISA, Lepaskan Hindraf' (Repeal the ISA, Release the Hindraf detainees). That was all the group of HINDRAF supporters said to Prime Minister Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during the Hari Raya Eidul Fitri open house hosted by cabinet ministers at the PWTC recently. Only one among them wished Selamat Hari Raya.

This not the kind of greeting one conveys to a host on Hari Raya.

Following an outcry from many quarters, HINDRAF again turned the tables around by saying that they were wrongly reported by the media and threatened to sue the Home Minister as well as one of the main stream newspapers.

This always seems to be HINDRAF's favorite modus operandi – by using children and other convenient excuses to cover their true intentions.

All I can say to them at this juncture is "STOP IT." People are not blind. They can see where you are coming from all the time...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ku Li bertemu pemimpin PR

Tengku Razaleigh, yang menawarkan diri merebut kerusi Presiden parti, mengakui pernah mengadakan pertemuan dengan beberapa pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat termasuk Anwar Ibrahim.

Selain Anwar, bekas Menteri Kewangan itu juga pernah menemui Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang dan Penasihat DAP, Lim Kit Siang.

Bagaimanpun Tengku Razaleigh berkata, pertemuan-pertemuan itu hanya berlangsung dalam "konteks kawan-kawan lama yang bertemu."

Ketika mengulas khabar angin bahawa dia sudah menyertai Pakatan Rakyat, Ketua Umno Bahagian Gua Musang itu berkata, dia menemui pemimpin-pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat atas permintaan mereka mahu menemuinya untuk membincangkan masa depan negara.

"Sebagai seorang pemimpin, saya terbuka untuk menemui kesemua ahli politik, tidak kira sama ada mereka dari Barisan ataupun Pakatan," katanya.

Malah desas-desus sedemikian pernah muncul tiga bulan lalu, yang dia menemui pemimpin PAS di Parlimen dan ditawarkan memimpin pembangkang sebagai Perdana Menteri.

Laporan terbaru ini tidak menyebut bila dia menemui pemimpin-pemimpin pembangkang.

Ahli Parlimen Gua Musang itu juga meminta kesemua ahli politik mengutamakan kepentingan negara khususnya ia penting dalam suasana seperti sekarang.

"Khususnya dalam suasana sekarang kita perlu mengatasi ketidaktentuan politik dan ekonomi," katanya.

Tengku Razaleigh menambah, dia mempunyai rancangan sendiri untuk membantu negara bebas daripada persekitaran politik dan ekonomi semasa.

"Saya tidak inginkan jawatan ataupun kuasa. Saya menawarkan kepimpinan bagi negara menghadapi cabaran ekonomi global semasa," kata Tengku Razaleigh yang turut mengecam pelan peralihan kuasa dalam Umno sekarang sebagai tidak demokratik.

Capital Flight: Anwar silap

Anwar menyangka dapat menjatuhkan kredibiliti ekonomi negara semasa mengambil bahagian pada satu forum di Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

Fakta yang dikemukakannya salah kerana pengaliran FDI dari Malaysia sebenarnya bukan boleh diertikan sebagai 'capital flight.' Ia adalah pengaliran keluar dana oleh syarikat-syarikat transnasional kepunyaan Malaysia sendiri secara terancang.

Ini membuktikan aliran keluar (82% atau A$10bil) dan masuk sebenarnya positif walaupun pengaliran keluar mengatasi pengaliran masuk.

Jika Anwar ingin menyerang kerajaan, dia sepatutnya mengingatkan dirinya dahulu bahawa dialah penyebab utama ketidaktentuan politik yang menyumbang kepada pengurangan pelaburan dari luar pada waktu ini. Malah diketahui Anwar telah mengadakan beberapa perjumpaan dengan para Pengurus Dana bagi memujuk mereka agar tidak melabur di Malaysia.

Ini jelas satu pengkhianatan nyata, semata mata kerana dia terlalu gilakan jawatan PERDANA MENTERI.