Monday, March 25, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The contentious issue of waste management in Selangor began following the termination of contract by the state government with Alam Flora 16 October 2011. Subsequently, the task was given to the local councils.
Earlier, on April 18 2011, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the cleaning work previously done by Alam Flora would be managed by local authorities, while the latter would continue with garbage collection.
According to Khalid the state government had no plans to terminate the garbage collection contract with Alam Flora.
The crunch, however, came when the cessation of the contract for cleaning services badly impacted the contractors under the auspices of Alam Flora. They claimed that the state government must settle the outstanding payment for work done.
Public complaints about the garbage problem in Selangor have lots to do with garbage collection and cleaning works as well as the management of solid waste. Although both tasks which were earlier managed by Alam Flora had been found to be wanting in a several aspects, but not to the extent that opened the matter to a deluge of complaints as can now be seen.
The Selangor state government had consistently maintained that the problem is caused by sabotage by certain individuals. In fact, at one point during a press conference on January 4, 2012, Selangor PAS information chief, Saari Sungib alleged that the sabotage was carried out by UMNO Selangor. He based the accusation on three police reports made by a subsidiary of the state government temporarily charged with the task of garbage collection.
The company, Hebat Abadi Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Syarikat Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad, KDEB), through its General Manager Ramli Mohd Tahir had lodged three police report alleging that compactor trucks were barred from collecting the garbage.
It is easy to come up with such an accusation, but where is the proof? Shouldn't they seek the help of local residents and certain professional individuals to at least make video recordings of the alleged incidents? This is a serious allegation and the truth must be brought into the open. Accusing certain organisations or individuals of sabotage without producing concrete proof is a disgrace to the state government.
In any work contract, experience in the scope of services is a vital criterion to be taken into account. Reasonable pricing and lowest bid is secondary. If the bid is low and attractive but the bidder does not have the experience needed, awarding of the contract is a risk, considering that should problems arise more costs need to be expended.
Alam Flora is well-known in cleaning and rubbish collection in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor and Pahang. Therefore, for the state government to appoint a new waste collection contractor, the company selected should have the experience and ability equivalent to Alam Flora.
The problem in Selangor is questionable – is it really a “political attack” or merely a serious problem of management, given that similar problems did not occurr in other Pakatan rakyat administered states, such as Penang. Kedah and Kelantan.
Posted by Lenggong Valley at 4:59 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013
The PCID is one of the sponsored bodies, whose links can be traced back to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which is also active in the Centre for Islam and Democracy, CSID, for the fostering and expansion of a liberal Muslim society and pluralism in the country.
Would it be a surprise to reveal that the NED has, for quiet some time been the modus operandi of the CIA?
Incidentally, the PCID is part of the Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) network.
Similar as in the Middle East, during the initial phase, they would use the ‘people’ slogan with strength derived from street demonstration, and this would subsequently be followed up with funding of terrorists to create instability within the country.
Listen closely to the interview between Amina Rasul and ANC to figure out the crumb trail that leads to the international network.
Posted by Lenggong Valley at 3:51 PM
Mohd Azlan Lazim, the father of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan has declared that he has now joined PKR. His membership form, which was duly filled for the purpose, was handed over to PKR Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution at the party headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.
As expected, he went to great pains to clarify that his joining PKR was not tied to the sodomy issue involving his son.
"I do not intend to betray my biological child, I am still with him. I also appreciate the fact that Saiful will forever love me.
"We must be professional in this matter. What I do today is to join a political party and has nothing to do with the court case…not related to the case my son is pursuing, "he told Antarapos.
When asked to swear to prove to back up what he said, Azlan said there was no need to do so.
"Throughout the history of Malaysia, there had been too many people swearing to vouch for this and that…so, I will not do it, and I am firm with this statement (March 8). "
Asked why he had made an appeal to the Attorney General relating to his son’s case, he said it was his duty as a father.
“As Saiful’s father, I only could make an appeal…and now that the appeal will be heard in June, I am unable to do anything…” he said.
Lenggong Valley has this to ask about the matter:
- Why the haste and the need to to join PKR and not PAS, where to a certain extent would have lent credence to his action.
- What really caused him to back track on the issue? He has to come clean...'repenting' for what would otherwise be seen as 'coming to his senses' over a fabrication is lame, indeed.
Failure to plausibly answer these questions will forever relegate him to endless doubts...
Posted by Lenggong Valley at 3:22 PM
Thursday, March 7, 2013
|Salleh Samad / Pix courtesy of KLpos|
Chairman of the Datum Jelatek Task Force Project (BBDJ) Samad Salleh claimed that Kinrara Assemblyman Teresa Kok Suh Sim had monopolized 100 acres of land belonging to the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) in Bernam.
"Teresa Kok had asked for this 100 acres of the 10,000 (acres) ‘land bank' in Bernam from PKNS for a Chinese settlement… What I do not understand is why the PKNS Board of Directors allowed it.
"The signboard has been put up…so, together with residents of Jelatek and Taman keramat, we have to protest, lest we lose out, “he said when during the ‘Bicara Rakyat’ forum on the controversial Datum Jelatek project.
Salleh also questioned Teresa’s appointment to the PKNS Board, whereas the corporation was set up to look after Malay interests relating to real estate.
“I am surprised to see the Kinrara Assemblyman, Teresa Kok’s name listed among the Board of Directors.
“I feel it strange that this time they did not question such an appointment, while earlier the appointment of the non-Malay former Chairman was disputed, “ said Salleh.
He said the issue over the general manager’s post was fiercely debated, and ultimately making way for Omar Othman to be appointed.
Posted by Lenggong Valley at 4:05 PM