Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ucapan Ku Li di Majlis MTRK 4 Nov

Kerajaan mesti bantu rakyat, ujar Ku Li

Kota Bharu: 5 Nov – Kerajaan mesti membantu rakyat menghadapi cabaran masa depan yang semakin mencabar. Kenyataan itu dinyatakan oleh bekas Menteri Kewangan Malaysia, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah semasa berucap di majlis rumah terbuka Aidilfitri Majlis Tindakan Rakyat Kelantan (MTRK) di Hotel Perdana semalam.

Menurut beliau, walaupun ekonomi Malaysia berkembang maju tetapi perkembangan itu hanya dari segi eksport semata-mata dan ini tidak memberikan impak yang besar kepada kepada kehidupan rakyat biasa. Perkara ini jelas dapat dilihat dengan kebanyakkan pendapatan rakyat masih ditahap yang lama.

Selain itu kenaikan harga minyak dan sawit di pasaran dunia tidak banyak membantu rakyat ini kerana faedah kenaikkan hanya dapat dirasakan oleh mereka yang terlibat dalam industri itu.Tetapi menurut Ku Li lagi sepatutnya kenaikan itu dapat memberikan rakyat kesejahteraan yang lebih berdasarkan kepada negara kita adalah pengeksport kepada barangan tersebut dan bukannya pengimport yang harganya ditentukan oleh pasaran dunia.

Walaubagaimanapun berdasarkan maklumat yang beliau dapat, harga minyak seperti petrol dan gas sudah dibenarkan untuk naik bermula tahun depan, selain daripada harga barangan keperluan seperti gula dan gandum.

Begitu juga dengan kenaikan harga tol yang sememangnya tidak dapat dielakkan naik kerana ini sudah termaktub dalam perjanjian diantara pemegang konsesi dan kerajaan.Jika perkara ini berlaku, bebanan yang menanti rakyat adalah sangat tinggi, ini kerana kebanyakkan rakyat tidak mempunyai asas pendapatan yang lain untuk menampung kenaikan ini.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Ku Li: Many issues are escaping Pak Lah's grip

Andrew Ong,
Nov 7, 07

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s policy speech today revealed that all is not fine with the government.

The former finance minister said the speech only amplified that there was a litany of problems being faced by Abdullah’s government.

There are constitutional, social and economic problems which he has to deal with. I pity him. Many issues are escaping his grip,” said Razaleigh, when met by several reporters at the sidelines of the general assembly today.

To Abdullah’s credit however, Razaleigh believed that the premier was trying his utmost to tackle the issues he is confronting. “

But things don’t seem to be turning out quite right,” added Razaleigh, who is Kelantan's Gua Musang member of parliament, a post which he had held since 1974.

Razaleigh, who is also former Umno vice-president and once a favourite among many in Umno to assume the top post, said this when asked for his reaction to Abdullah’s much anticipated speech this morning.

Being the largest party in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, Abdullah’s policy speech is often seen as an important indicator of the government’s immediate plans. ‘It's typical of Umno

'Razaleigh also pointed out that while Abdullah’s speech had covered much ground, a crucial problem affecting the government was not addressed.

“He did not say a word on corruption,” said Razaleigh, who attributes the omission as an oversight. “He probably has overlooked the issue... But yet, it was the burning question of the day.”

To be fair, Abdullah did make a passing remark on the issue by praising the Anti-Corruption Agency for its swift action against civil servants following revelations made in the Auditor-General’s Report.

Corruption aside, Razaleigh said Abdullah had however shown a lot of concern on issues pertaining to law enforcement, inflation and in particular, the party’s Malay agenda.

Razaleigh agreed when it was suggested that delegates in this year’s Umno general assembly appear to exercise restraint in their speeches when highlighting problems currently faced by the country.

“It is typical of Umno."

"They never want to create problems for leaders and make them unhappy,” he said. Prior to the general assembly, Umno top brass, including Abdullah, had repeated warned delegates to be mindful of the words uttered during the general assembly.

Will Ku Li be dropped as candidatE>

Andrew Ong,
Nov 9, 07 11:44am

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has dropped strong hints that the party’s position in Kelantan would be jeopardised, should he be dropped as a candidate in the upcoming general election. He has held the Gua Musang (once called Ulu Kelantan) parliamentary seat since 1974, but a newspaper report on Monday mentioned the possibility that he may not be allowed to defend his seat. Many have attributed his unbeaten streak to his popularity in the north-eastern state and to the loyalty that the Kelantan royal family enjoys.

Tengku Razaleigh, 70, is the uncle to the current sultanah and is often dubbed as a ‘prince-politician’. Speaking to several reporters on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the on-going Umno general assembly, Tengku Razaleigh was asked about the possibility that he could be dropped from the line-up for the next general election. It was then that he spoke of the influence he wields on politics in Kelantan. “I’m happy to go (if they drop me). But people in Kelantan are unique. They have pride. It might affect how they vote,” said Tengku Razaleigh, who had at one time spent 12 years as Umno Kelantan chief.

He said the upcoming battle in Kelantan between bitter rivals Umno and PAS is still too close to call. “Chances for Umno are (good). Much will depend on who leads Umno (Kelantan),” he said. The Umno hopeful for menteri besar appears to be state party chief Mohd Anuar Musa, who narrowly lost a bitterly fought election in 2004 against PAS led by its spiritual leader, Nik Aziz Nik Mat. Anuar won the Kok Lanas state seat in the last general election with a respectable majority, but Tengku Razaleigh believes that his appeal will not be enough to win the hearts of the majority. “He is less accepted by the people of Kelantan, including the Royal family. Nik Aziz’s appeal is not because he is a spiritual or PAS leader, but because he is seen as a true Kelantanese leader,” said Tengku Razaleigh.

However, he also said PAS does not have much to offer the Kelantanese compared to Umno. “Of course, they (PAS) will say there is no corruption, but this is because they have no money to start with. Then there is the Tok Guru factor,” he said, referring to the moniker for Nik Aziz who had headed the PAS government in Kelantan for four consecutive terms.

Intractable problems
Whether or not Tengku Razaleigh remains an election candidate will be up to Umno president and Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Both were buddies back in 1987 - they were leaders of the so-called ‘Team B’ in Umno which mounted an unsuccessful challenge against party boss Dr Mahathir Mohamad (photo). Abdullah opted to join Mahathir’s Umno Baru in 1988, while Tengku Razaleigh went his own way to form the opposition Semangat 46 a year later. Abdullah succeeded Mahathir as Umno president and prime minister in 2003.

Tengku Razaleigh rejoined Umno in 1996 but kept a low profile until 2004, where he offered himself as a candidate to challenge Abdullah for the top party post. But this fizzled out as Tengku Razaleigh’s Umno Gua Musang division was the only one which nominated him for the party presidency, leaving him with insufficient nominations to qualify for the contest.

A former finance minister, he is now concerned that the government is facing intractable problems with the judiciary, soaring inflation and smooth implementation of economic development projects - including the growth corridors - under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. He said some of these problems have arisen because Abdullah (photo) has to juggle with his duties as finance minister as well as internal security minister.

“He has no time. Each one of us has only 24 hours a day. He should delegate his work and if they (officials) cross the line, sack them,” he said. Tengku Razaleigh also said many Umno leaders are aware of the challenges faced by the government, but are unwilling to risk the consequences of criticising the government.

As for Umno’s future, he expressed confidence that new progressive leaders would eventually pave the way for change. “They are not looking for favours. They are educated and proud people. They are looking for change. I have confidence in them,” he said.

“But people like Khairy (Jamaluddin, Umno Youth deputy chief) are few. I hope Umno will attract more of such people.”

Monday, November 5, 2007

Foto - foto di Majlis Rumah Terbuka Gua Musang 2007

Rumah Terbuka 2007 Gua Musang

Pada jam 9 mlm, YBM Tengku Razaleigh telah merasmikan rumah terbuka Gua Musang, satu inisiatif bersama pelbagai pihak yang bertempat di Dewan Pusat Sivik Gua Musang pada 5 Nov lalu.

Lebih dari 10,000 orang hadirin yang rata- ratanya penduduk setempat Gua Musang telah menghadiri majlis yang meriah ini. Juga terdapat persembahan bunga api dan diikuti persembahan kebudayaan. Di majlis ini, hadirin telah dipersembahkan dengan persembahan daripada kumpulan The Peral yang telah mewakili kawasan Gua Musang di peringkat akhir Juara Asyik 2007 tempohari.

Majlis dimulai dengan ucapan aluan oleh YBrs Ketua Jajahan Gua Musang diiikuti dengan
ucapan oleh Pengurus Besar Kesedar. Kemudianya disambung dengan ucapan daripada Pengurus Besar MTPNK dan seterusnya dirasmikan oleh YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
Setelah selesai memberikan ucapan, beliau telah menyampaikan duit raya kepada pelajar pusat pemulihan dalam komuniti Taman Wangi.
Majlis ini yang dikelolai oleh KESEDAR telah mengabungkan kesemua agensi kerajaan di Gua Musang yang bekerjasama di dalam mengadakan gerai makanan masing - masing. Senarai peserta gerai dan makanan yangdisediakan adalah seperti berikut:
Pejabat Tanah : Ayam/ikan bakar
KESEDAR: Nasi Gulai Kawah
FELDA: Makanan kering
IPD Daerah: lontong
JKR: Lemang
Jabatan Perhutanan: Burger/Western
FELCRA: Air batu campur
Tenaga Nasional: Roti Jala
Pejabat Pelajaran: Puding
Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat: Ketupat
Pejabat Belia dan Sukan: Air Sirap
AADK: Tapai
Jabatan Pengaliran dan Saliran: Bihun
Jabatan Pertanian: Buahan tempatan
Pejabat Ahli Parlimen: Satay
Pejabat Kadi: Roti Canai Segera
Jabatan Perpaduan dan Integrasi: nack, belon and gula - gula
Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat: Nasi Dagang
Jabatan Kesihatan: Laksa
Pejabat ADUN Galas: Roti and Ais Krim
Pjabat ADUN Neggiri: Rojak and Pasembor
Pejabat ADUN Paloh: Bubur Kacang
KEMAS: kek
LPP: Teh/kopi tarik
JHEOA: Biskut Raya
Setelah selesai pemyampaian duit raya, YBM Tengku Razaleigh berangkat pulang pada jam 1130 mlm.

Kunjungan Hormat Pegawai - pegawai Kementerian Pelancongan terhadap YBM Tengku Razaleigh

Pada jam 8 mlm, 5 Nov 2007, pegawai - pegawai tertinggi Kementerian Pelancongan yang diketuai oleh Ketua Setiausaha dan Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha mengadakan kunjungan hormat herhadap YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah di kediaman beliau di Gua Musang.

Kunjungan ini telah membolehkan kedua-dua pihak berkongsi pendapat dan idea di dalam membangunkan industri pelancongan terutama di Gua Musang. Kunjungan yang mengambil masa selama 30 minit ini telah digunakan sebaiknya oelh YBM tengku untuk memaklumkan segala idea yang difikirkan sesuai untuk mengembangkan industri pelancongan di Gua Musang, yang secara langsung akan memberikan peluang pekerjaan kepada penduduk - penduduk setempat.

Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa UMNO Gua Musang 5 Nov 6 ptg

Pada 5 Nov lalu, UMNo Bahagian Gua Musang telah mengadakahn mesyurat jawatankuasa yang bertempat di Bilik Mesyuarat Balai Rakyat Bukit Chekati.

Agenda mesyuarat adalah seperti berikut:
1. Ucapan Aluan YBM Tengku Razaleigh
2. Mengesahkan minit mesyuarat jawatankuasa yag lalu
3. Perkara berbangkit
4. Lapuran jawatankuasa kecil
5. Lapuran kewangan bulan Oktober 2007
6. Lapuran Ketua Wanita Bahagian
7. Lapuran Ketua Pemuda Bahagian
8. Lapuran Ketua Puteri Bahagian
9. Pesanan YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.