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JAWAPAN KEPADA PENYOKONG 1MDB

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“1MDB tak boleh jual tanah di TRX pada harga beli sebab dah keluar belanja untuk bangunkan tanah tersebut.” – Penyokong 1MDB dalam usaha mewajarkan penjualan tanah TRX kepada Tabung Haji.

Ada segelintir penyokong 1MDB berkata tanah Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) tidak boleh dinilaikan pada harga beli. Maknanya harga masa beli pada kerajaan RM64 sekaki tidak terpakai.

Kononnya 1MDB telah mengeluarkan duit untuk kerja-kerja bersihkan tanah, bina akses jalan raya dan terowong, lebarkan jalan, bina ‘treatment plant’, kerja-kerja substruktur lain dan pampasan bagi perniagaan yang terjejas di tapak tersebut.

Maka, diberikanlah video TRX untuk menyokong dakwaan mereka. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGHYzP6QA30&feature=youtu.be )

Kesemua kerja ini, menurut mereka, jumlahnya sekitar RM2 billion.

Oleh itu, 1MDB tidak boleh menjual tanah di TRX pada harga beli, sebaliknya perlu dicampur dengan kos tersebut.

Kononnya apabila dicampur dengan kos yang telah dikeluarkan, harga per kaki tanah tersebut menjadi sekitar RM2,000 per kaki.

Maka penjualan tanah di TRX kepada Tabung Haji pada harga yang ditetapkan adalah wajar.

Soalnya, adakah benar kos-kos yang dikatakan itu berjumlah RM2 billion?

Pertama sekali, kos RM2 billion ini boleh diragukan.

Memang terdapat kerja-kerja asas yang dilakukan, tetapi ia tidaklah sampai sehingga RM2 billion.

1) Setakat ini, 1MDB hanya memberi kontrak RM169.3 juta kepada WCT Holdings Bhd untuk kerja-kerja substruktur dan ‘earthworks’.

Rujuk:

http://1mdb.com.my/press-release/construction-of-trx-commences

http://www.wct.com.my/about/about.aspx?c=1&a=6&sa=26

2) Untuk kerja-kerja seperti pembinaan jalan, akses terowong bawah tanah dan pembinaan utiliti, kosnya masih tidak diketahui kerana kerja-kerja masih belum dibuat.

1MDB baru sahaja mengeluarkan tender bagi kerja-kerja ini.

Rujuk: http://trx.my/contractors-invited-for-pre-qualification-exercise-for-infrastructure-and-roadway/

Malah, sehingga ke hari ini, tender tersebut belum diberi.

Rujuk: http://www.1mdb.com.my/press-release/tun-razak-exchange-outlines-next-phase-of-infrastructure-work

Jadi, bagaimana kerja yang masih belum dibuat sudah boleh dikatakan sebagai kos RM2 billion tersebut?

3) 1MDB terpaksa membina pusat perniagaan bersepadu (ICC) bagi 260 peniaga yang terjejas dengan pembangunan TRX.

Kos bangunan tersebut adalah RM57 juta.

Rujuk:

http://trx.my/1mdb-and-dbkl-are-building-a-new-integrated-commercial-centre-to-house-traders-relocating-from-pasar-baru-bukit-bintang/

http://m.utusan.com.my/berita/wilayah/kl-putrajaya/kompleks-icc-bernilai-rm57j-siap-2016-1.18393

4) IMDB sudah mengadakan pertandingan bagi memilih ‘master-planner’ untuk projek TRX.

Sebanyak 12 firma arkitek telah disenarai pendek.

Rujuk: http://trx.my/12-collaborations-of-top-local-and-global-architects-shortlisted-to-enter-next-round-of-design-competition/

Kebiasannya, ada bayaran tetap dibayar untuk firma-firma tersebut. Mengikut kebiasaan, bagi pertandingan mereka bentuk master plan projek ‘mix development’ yang mempunyai GDV RM40 billion, kos yang dibayar adalah sekitar RM100-500 ribu bagi setiap firma.

Jumlah maksimum baru sahaja RM6 juta.

Firma arkitek yang menang pula dibayar mengikut kemajuan projek tersebut tetapi dengan keadaan kemajuan TRX sekarang, adalah tidak mungkin bayaran beratus juta sudah dibuat.

Begitu juga dengan kos pemasaran dan pengurusan TRX. Tidak logik jika sudah menelan berbillion ringgit.

Mengambil kira kesemua kos-kos yang telah dikeluarkan, jumlahnya hanyalah sekitar RM 233 juta.

Ini bersamaan dengan RM76 per kaki per segi.

Dengan harga kos beli tanah RM64 sekaki dan RM76 sekaki kos membangunkan tanah, jumlahnya baru sahaja RM140 per kaki per segi.

1MDB menjual tanah tersebut pada harga sekitar RM2,800 per kaki per segi. Ia masih 20 kali ganda lebih tinggi.

Wajarkah?

Kedua, isunya bukan sama ada Tabung Haji membeli pada harga pasaran atau tidak.

Sebaliknya, mengapa kerajaan boleh memberikan tanah premium pada harga yang murah kepada 1MDB tetapi tidak pada Tabung Haji? Keduanya adalah milik kerajaan.

Jika PM boleh menasihati Tabung Haji untuk menjual kembali plot tanah yang dibeli, mengapa nasihat tidak diberikan kepada 1MDB untuk menjual pada harga yang murah kepada GLC yang lain?

Dengan cara ini, aset tersebut masih di tangan kerajaan.

Tetapi 1MDB memilih untuk mendapatkan keuntungan atas angin.

Ini membuktikan bahawa 1MDB memerlukan dana kerana mengalami masalah aliran wang tunai.

Perkara ini terjadi kerana mereka meminjam terlalu banyak.

Wang pinjaman itu pula tidak diketahui ke mana pergi sepenuhnya.

Penyokong 1MDB tidak boleh memberikan penjelasan tentang ‘kehilangan’ wang tersebut. begitu jugalah dengan penasihat 1MDB.

Kesimpulannya, kos RM2 billion yang digunakan untuk mengjustifikasikan harga jualan tanah TRX adalah tidak tepat,

1MDB tidak pernah mengeluarkan fakta sedemikian.

Jika 1MDB boleh mencanangkan angka RM2.7 billion untuk kos kemudahan tentera ekoran urusan jual beli tanah di Bandar Malaysia, mengapa angka RM2 billion tidak diberitahu untuk tujuan kerja-kerja tanah TRX?

Penyokong 1MDB sering berkata akaun 1MDB tidak bermasalah kerana telah diaudit oleh juruaudit bertauliah. Tetapi kos RM2 billion ini tidak pula disebut di dalam akaun 1MDB.

Adakah ini bermakna mereka lebih mengetahui daripada juruaudit?

Meminjam ungkapan Chedet, ‘jika tidak tahu, diam sajalah.’

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A STRONGER UMNO, WEAKER BN?

It seems whatever goes wrong in the country, the blame must be put on UMNO. While it is a normal practice for UMNO to be the whipping boy of opposition parties, the action by BN’s component parties particularly MCA in directing their vitrol at UMNO is unwarranted, if not lack of partisanship.

The latest come from their former president, Dr Chua Soi Lek- arguably the most under performing president in MCA history. His remarks that UMNO, under the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir has made its coalition partners to become powerless in BN. In short, a stronger UMNO has to be blamed for the MCA’s dismal performance during the last general election.

Not only he has faulted Tun Dr M for overbearing UMNO, the much maligned New Economic Policy (NEP) was seen as a reason why the Chinese community has deserted MCA. Obviously his remarks require closer scrutiny.

Firstly, a strong UMNO will not make a strong BN nor a weak BN. A united Barisan Nasional is. 21 years as a BN Chairman, Tun Dr Maahthir has successfully ensured a united coalition thus resulting not only a strong UMNO , but the politically-strong component parties as well. If a stronger UMNO means a weaker BN, can Dr Chua explains why the best election performance for MCA in BN was during Tun Dr M’s leadership? In 1982, MCA won 15.5% from the total seats. In 1995, it was 15.6%, and 1999 (14.5%). Later, in 2004 election where UMNO at its best, MCA obtained 31 seats- the highest ever.

Unless the calculation is wrong, maybe Dr Chua can shed some light on this matter. But remember, number don’t lie.

Secondly, it is sad to see Dr Chua is no different than Lim Kit Siang in condemning NEP. His assertion that NEP has caused the Chinese losing faith in the Government is contradicted to himself. He acknowledged for the past 4 years the Government has been pushing for the liberalisation of economic policies.

The question is, why the Chinese community still not supporting BN in particular MCA despite of we are moving towards the NEP-free economy?

The truth is, it’s not about a strong UMNO or not. The fact remains, the DAP dangled before the Chinese the possibility of political power could be wrested from the BN and the opposition would form the next Government.

If leadership is defined by accountability then surely the president of component parties should be blamed for not doing enough to convince his party members about power sharing concept between parties. Instead, he shared the same belief with his opponent to blame MCA’s longest partner (UMNO) and their common economic policy (NEP).

If the leader is lack of partisanship, what more can we expect from its member. No wonder under Dr Chua’s leadership, the MCA has won only 3% of the total seats. It must be due to many non-Malay supporters of the BN component parties withdrawing their support to BN.

Actually a stronger UMNO is good for BN. Prior to 2008 election, undeniably there is more harmony and unity in BN coalition than there is in most unitary parties in Malaysia. There can be no denying that the strength of the UMNO plays a major role in keeping the BN parties together. A weak UMNO would not have succeeded in attracting partners. If UMNO has only one partner, defection by the partner would bring the UMNO-led government down. But there are many partners and defection by any one partner would not affect the BN’s majority. This defer parties from defecting as their joining to Opposition would not give the latter a majority to form a government.

This explains why there was a tacit acceptance that UMNO was first among equals. It’s not about Malays dominant, rather it is a factor that brings stability and continuity to the coalition.

The new MCA leadership should understand this very well. Blaming UMNO would not bring support for them. It would be better if they start convincing their own supporters about the concept of power sharing between the UMNO and component parties.

Kajang by-election could be their starting point.

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GE 13- Chinese or urban, this is a real tsunami election

A WEAK AND UNPOPULAR GOVERNMENT: BN has less 300,000 popular votes and 28 seats they won are less than 2,000 majorities.

1. 11.9 million Malaysians have decided. Ironically, despite of repeated mantra of ‘suara rakyat suara keramat’ (people’s voice are sacred), several politicians are not respecting people’s choice.

2. Some people downplayed the voting pattern that is racially polarised by suggesting the outcome of the election was the manifestation of Malaysia tsunami. Some say it was an urban tsunami.

3. However the fact remains that a Malay-based ruling party and a Chinese-dominated opposition party have improve their performance tremendously in this election. Both have gained between 10-11 seats each in parliament.

4. How do you explain UMNO which contesting in Malay majority seats fared better against PAS and PKR while DAP trashed out MCA and Gerakan in Chinese majority seats? This happened both in urban and rural areas.

5. Undeniably there were Malays, Indians, Sabahans and Sarawakians who voted for opposition. But they were an overwhelming support for Pakatan among Chinese voters. Unlike Malay, the Chinese move almost as a single political bloc where out of 10 chinese, nine voted for Pakatan candidates.

6. If the statement of Chinese tsunami considered as racist, then the majority of the Malay voters are equally racist for voting for BN. It was the Malay Tsunami that denied Pakatan’s chance to form federal government. As much as the Chinese overwhelmingly backed Pakatan, more Malays backed Barisan.

7. Therefore, it was not a Malaysia tsunami simply because both Barisan and Pakatan hasn’t command the overwhelming support from all races.

8. It may be considered as Urban Tsunami. But one should remember the bulk of Chinese-majority seats are located in urban areas. Moreover, urban malay-majority seats like Kangar, Johor Bharu, Putrajaya, Labuan, Setiawangsa and Titiwangsa won by BN.

9. Whatever, the term doesn’t matter. The Chinese clearly rejecting BN’s candidate irrespective of races. The Chinese are not against the Malays as some race extremists pointed out. What they reject is the concept of ‘kongsi’ or power sharing espoused by BN where each races must give and take. They believe a vote for PR means a vote for meritocracy in everything where the winner takes all and the devil takes the hindmost.

10. Admittedly the government of the day is very much a weaker government. Though legitimate, it is very unpopular government. Not only BN has less 300,000 popular votes but 28 seats they won are less than 2,000 majorities. 0.2% swing vote from these areas will see the down fall of BN. And don’t forget defection is allowed in Malaysia democracy.

11. In western countries, 13 is considered as a bad luck number. Coincident or not, it was a disaster performance for BN in this GE 13. Well, let’s hope in upcoming GE 14, BN is still alive because according to the Chinese, 14 is a bad number because it is nearly homophonous to the word ‘death’.

Next Topic: National Reconciliation, what needs to be done?

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