Billion RM f*-up
Good bloke, our Tony Pua. He has put the spotlight on a couple of monumental (taxpayers funded) disasters.
Malaysiakini reported in Khazanah 'must explain' RM5bil loss that Tony wants some accountability from the Finance Ministry and government investment arm Khazanah Nasional regarding their involvement in Silterra Malaysia Sdd Bhd, a semiconductor wafer manufacturer.
Silterra posted a loss of RM1 billion last year. Did you guys get that?
It was 1 BILLION (not 'million') ringgit loss.
On top of that, Tony said that in the last 15 years or so (since 1994) Khazanah Nasional has dumped into Silterra an alleged Godzilla loss of RM5.17 billion – yes, BILLIONS.
And Pua went on to probe into the RM5 billion shoring up of Valuecap.
May I use a common expression of the African American to describe my astonishment at the magnitude of money gone to the winds?
Yes, which motherfucker has allowed the motherfucker loss to reach such Mount Meru* proportions?
* in Hindu mythology Mount Meru is 80,000 yojanas high, where 1 yojana is equal to approximately 13 km – where the hell is my Casio hand calculator!
In the Star Online, my favourite pinup boy (some say kaytee indulges in sticking pins into voodoo dolls wakakaka) ;-) dear Anwar Ibrahim attacked the ketuanan Melayu ideology. He said that racial supremacy concept benefits and enriches only a small group of Malays, and was unacceptable.
Anwar went on to say that the larger community, Malays and Bumiputeras as well as Indians and Chinese should be helped, and not just a small elite group.
Good on you, Datuk Seri. You are on the right track as Opposition Leader - whether people agree with you or not is another story, but at least there's no more bullsh*tting 916.
Now there's still one small thing you can do to improve your image as a serious political reformer. I would like you to sort out that Kulim Wonder, A.S.A.P! Thank you.
When silence is golden
I refer to a letter to Malaysiakini titled Spinning around with the chopper deal submitted by Mr Vijay Kumar Murugavell.
He wrote about the Eurocopter deal where the following are extracts of his letter which I want to comment on:
Never mind that these helicopters were not workhorses but long range tactical copters.
Vijay, our elders have told us that sometimes it’s best to shut up and let people think you may be a fool rather than open your mouth and let them know you are one!
For a start, please explain what you mean by ‘workhorse’ and its difference with ‘long range tactical helicopters’?
Then he continued to enlighten us with his 'brilliance' on defence issues like:
Who knows, while transporting military personnel if war breaks out, there then would be no need to call for backup. After all, our country is vast and it would take forever for the Sukhoi jets to come to the rescue. So a copter can take on any threats head-on and independently.
I wonder what he meant by ‘when war breaks out, there would be no need to call for backup’?
And re ‘the vastness of our country’, did he mean that a Eurocopter can reach the troubled spot faster than a Sukhoi jet?
And what would the helicopter do then? Or, what can the helicopter do that a Sukhoi jet can't on reaching the troubled spot across the vastness of our country?
Wow, ‘so a copter can take on any threats head-on and independently’?
What was it that I said about our elders’ advice?
Then to ensure he bedazzled us with his grasp of international military affairs, he wrote:
We could also take advantage of its [he was talking about the Eurocopter EC725] long range capabilities and offer the Australians back-up support to patrol their coastline.
I hope the Australian Defence Minister or military brass don't read his recommendation, when Malaysiakini would then be guilty of murder for making them die from laughter ...
... However, one thing we may be sure about has been Vijay’s outlandish ability to tembak saja.
With such an appalling lack of knowledge about military aircraft and defence matters, I am amazed that Malaysiakini has allowed his letter to be published.
Malaysiakini ought to be carpet bombed for such a letter.