Thursday, February 24, 2011

Remembering Tan Sri Yahya Ahmad the Malay enterpreneur

There has not been many successful Muslim Malay enterpreneurs. We can count with fingers how many Muslim Bumiputera millionaires in this country.

Let me share with you an article from SELANGORDAILY.COM that described one of them, the late Tan Sri Yahya Ahmad. I never personally knew this man except having read about him in the media back in the nineties, and his life was 'cut short', but what intrigued me was the description of him as a businessman who remained humble, sincere and ever ready to help other fellow Bumiputera countrymen to be successful too. And that probably made him a businessman most deserving of attention from the then Prime Minister, Dato' Seri (now Tun) Dr. Mahathir Mohamed.

Here's an abstract of the story taken from SELANGORDAILY.COM website.

"...Kejayaan Tan Sri Yahya banyak didokong oleh Tun Dr Mahathir. Boleh dikatakan beliau adalah anak emas Tun. Sewaktu melawat jenazahnya Tun menangis teresak-esak.

Tun banyak memberi serta meluluskan projek-projek perniagaan kepada DRB Hicom kerana sikap Allahyarham yang baik.

Beliau tidak sombong, merendah diri serta menolong orang ramai. Satu projek yang kerajaan berikan kepadanya, seribu projek dia turunkan kepada usahawan-usahawan bumiputra yang lain.

Tun memang banyak bergantung kepadanya pada masa itu untuk menolong usahawan-usahawan bumiputra.

Beliau tidak menipu Tun dan beliau boleh buat apa yang Tun arahkan dalam usaha menolong kaum bumiputra. Beliau lakukan dengan sejujur-jujurnya dan seikhlas-ikhlasnya..

Hubungan rapat antara Allahyarham dan Tun pada ketika itu menimbulkan ketidaksenangan ahli-ahli koporat lain yang berperangai lintah darat.

Terutamanya kroni-kroni Timbalan Perdana Menteri pada masa itu, Anwar Ibrahim. Mereka dengki kerana semua projek-projek besar pada masa itu pergi kepada DRB Hicom...."

The mystery of the helicopter crash that killed him was never solved to this day.

Taken from:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Singapore: It is not always green on the other side

Here's an article from a blog that I read, regarding statistics on Singapore and the 'high price' that the Singaporean people have to pay in their day-to-day living.
So, you Malaysians, do be grateful for the life, livelihood and the current harmonious state that took 50-60 years to reach this far, after we achieved Independence in 1957.

"THERE IS THIS MYTH that Singapore is a rich country and its citizens are well-taken care of.

The elderly poor in Singapore lead just as tragic lives. Many have to, literally, work until they die:

In 1999 monthly wages for low-skilled workers decreased by as much as 34 percent.
  • Nearly 30 percent of households were not earning enough to afford the minimum standard of living. The Government estimates that the subsistence level in Singapore is US$600 for a household of four people—a conservative figure for a country that is consistently ranked among the most expensive cities in the world to live in.
  • Between 1998 and 1999, the average household monthly income of the poorest 10 percent of the population decreased by nearly 50 percent. The following year, the figure nose-dived by another 54 percent.
  • In 1990, the richest 10 percent of households earned 15.6 times more than the poorest 10 percent. (Households with no income-earners are excluded from this category.) By 2000, the gap widened: the richest 10 percent earned 36 times more than the poorest 10 percent.
  • The number of households with monthly incomes of less than $3,000 was 40 percent in 1998 but increased to 42 percent in 1999.
In 2003, a study found that Singaporeans aged between 20 and 49 years made up 70 percent of suicide cases from 1997 to 2001. They also constitute the main bulk of cases of attempted suicides.

"Visitors often remark about the tidiness and orderliness of Singapore. It is because of such an impression that makes the cases of poverty described in the earlier paragraphs so hard to believe.

The reason why the poor in Singapore are not more visible is that the Ministry of Community Development and Sports conduct frequent raids through its Destitute Persons Service, looking for and picking up vagrants.

If Singapore seems to have less destitute, it is not because the numbers are not present. The real reason is that the PAP Government is just much more efficient in clearing the streets of homeless people.

For all the hype claiming that Singapore is a near-paradise, 20 percent of its citizens indicated that they want to leave the country, predominantly because of the stressful lifestyle and high cost of living. These would-be émigrés are mainly from the strata of younger, higher-income professionals."

Full article:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

De facto Chief Minister of Penang?

What did Karpal Singh say on his 70TH Birthday in 2010?

Anti Barisan National blogger Susan Loone, proudly described the Birthday bash on Karpal Singh in 2010.

She wrote "..........He also spoke about his close comrade Lim Kit Siang and his son Guan Eng, saying the former was actually “the de facto chief minister of Penang”. ..."
(posted July 19th 2010)

Who runs Penang?
LIM Guat Eng - behind him is LIM Kit Siang- behind Kit Siang is LEE Kuan Yew

The next question is: who actually is the "Menteri Besar" SELANGOR? Is it Khalid Ibrahim, or... those hands handling the strings on this puppet, thus bringing forward their own agenda, piece by piece.

(see the similarity between the above pattern of "governing" a state, and that of the pro-Zionist, pro-Israel Jews within the USA Administration, controlling the USA. As a result, the ordinary American citizens are squeezed and strangulated economically, financially, while the capitalist (minority) pro-Zionist Jews make all the "laws" that will only benefit the latter).

FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY, I hereby vow and shall continue to pursue and disclose facts coming from a wide range of sources, that will expose individuals, agencies and "NGO's " that have the intention of breaking up a nation, MY NATION.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Egyptian Revolution: Was CIA taken by surprise?

Let me share with you an article by Ramzy Baroud in that appeared just one day before Hosni Mubarak, a staunch ally of US and Israel (some of us call him US puppet) stepped down as President of Egypt of 30 years.

With regards to the Egyptian population''s spontaneous and collective uprising (some might call it "revolution" against the Dictator President, this is what Ramzy had to say:

1. “The much-feted Mossad was taken by surprise,” wrote Uri Avnery.

2. The CIA was too, although US lawmakers are trying to determine “whether the CIA and other spy agencies failed to give President Obama adequate warning of the unfolding crisis in Egypt” (as reported by Greg Miller in the Washington Post, February 4).

3. Senator Dianne Feinstein who heads the Intelligence Committee, accused the intelligence community of ‘lacking” performance.

4. The CIA should have monitored Facebook more closely, she suggested.

5. But there can be no telling when a nation revolts.

6. Most of the chanting multitudes have no Facebook accounts. They don’t tweet either.

7. In Tahrir Square, a man with a moustache, dark skin and handsome features carried a cardboard sign on which he had written, rather hurriedly: “I want to eat. My monthly salary is 267 (Egyptian) pounds – approx $45 – and I have four children.”

8. Just when we were told that a religious strife was about to engulf Egypt, and that the people were subdued to the point that there was no hope, millions of brave Egyptians declared a revolution that brought Muslims and Christians together.

9. The courage and the bravery they displayed is enough to restore our faith in the world - in the human race, and in ourselves.

10. Those who are still wondering if Arabs are capable of this or that need not ponder anymore.

11. Just listen to them roar, and you will find the answer."



Ramzy Baroud ( is an internationally-syndicated columnist and the editor of His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London), available on

Ramzy Baroud is a frequent contributor to Global Research.