Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tol: Madey & Daim putuskan kontrak, Pertanggungjawab orang lain


Tanggungjawab Bersama Dalam Kabinet

Apabila saya menulis mengenai perjanjian tol yang berat sebelah sedang dibetulkan oleh Najib Razak, ada seorang "budak" tanya saya kenapa Najib Razak tidak bantah dalam kabinet bila perjanjian tol berat sebelah. Kenapa Najib Razak tidak berhenti dari kabinet bila tidak bersetuju.

Saya hanya ucap kepada dia selamat meroyan. Agaknya marah dengan jawapan tersebut, berjela-jela dia jawab dan "print screen" kata saya tidak boleh jawab persoalan-persoalan dia.

Lantak dialah. Saya menulis di Facebook sekadar "suka-suki" sahaja.


Cuma sebagai ilmu percuma untuk budak baru "nak up".

1. Tanggungjawab bersama dalam kabinet maksudnya apabila Kabinet telah buat keputusan, setiap ahli kabinet kena akur walaupun tidak bersetuju.

2. Setiap minggu dan setiap bulan ada sahaja keputusan kabinet yang tidak menyenangkan seseorang Menteri. Akan berlaku perbincangan dan bantahan, Namun akhirnya setelah wujud kosensus, maka semua anggota kabinet harus akur.

3. Jika tidak setuju sahaja letak jawatan, rasanya setiap minggu akan ada Menteri letak jawatan. Itulah beza Menteri dengan "budak baru nak up". Menteri boleh faham konsep tolak ansur dan menghormati pandangn serta cadangan orang lain. Budak Facebook rasa dia saja betul dan semua orang kena ikut dia.

4. Kabinet adalah pembuat polisi bukan pengurusan mikro. Pengurusan mikro dijalankan di peringkat Kementerian.

5. Setiap mesyuarat kabinet terdapat puluhan kertas kerja setiap Kementerian dibentangkan. Jika semua dibincangkan dari A sehingga Z, Menteri kerja mesyuarat sahaja setiap hari. Sebab itu kita ada konsep agihan kuasa dan bidang tugas.

6. Misalnya, apabila hendak dilaksanakan Lebuh Raya bertol, kabinet bersetuju atas lebuh raya bertol. Perincian perjalanan projek, perjanjian dan lain-lain diputuskan di peringkat Kementerian Kewangan, Kementerian Kerja Raya dan Unit Perancang Ekonomi, Jabatan Perdana Menteri.

7. Misalnya dalam pembelian kapal selam pula, apabila Kabinet bersetuju melakukan pembelian, maka urusan pembelian dan perincian dibuat oleh Kementerian Pertahanan dan Kementerian Kewangan.

8. Bagi pembelian dan projek berbilion-bilion ringgit tentulah Perdana Menteri akan memberi perhatian lebih. Menteri dari Kementerian lain tidaklah boleh masuk campur hal kementerian terbabit membuta-tuli dan sesuka hati. Hanya Perdana Menteri ada "kuasa" masuk campur.

9. Akhir sekali untuk budak ini, mana lebih baik memilih Najib Razak yang sedang membetulkan kelemahan lampau dalam perjanjian konsesi tol atau Mahathir orang yang mempertahankan kelemahan tersebut?

Ab Jalil Backer

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I refer to an article in MalaysiaKini today titled "Where was Najib when toll deals signed, asks ex-NST editor" which attempts to point the finger at Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Razak as being complicit in the toll concessions, many of which were lop-sided, awarded by Tun Dr Mahathir while he was in office on the reason of Najib also being a cabinet member at that time.

While it was true that Najib has been a cabinet minister since the 1980s, after Mahathir appointed him minister of culture, youth and sports in 1986 and later on as Education Minister and then Defence Minister, he was never in the Finance Ministry in the Works Ministry or made the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) Minister.

Toll concession agreements are typically negotiated under the EPU which reports directly to the Prime Minister with inputs from the Finance Ministry  - whom Tun Daim Zainuddin, Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir himself headed.


For example, a 20 year gaming concession for sports betting was given out without tender by the Finance Ministry in June 2003 - just four months before he retired on Oct. 31 2003.

The Finance Minister and the Prime Minister at that time was Tun Mahathir himself.

Thus this exclusive license was quietly awarded by Mahathir to one of his closest associates at a bargain price of RM25 million without the knowledge of the cabinet.

At that time, Malaysian gaming-industry executives estimate that such a lucrative sports-betting operation, offering wagers on events such as local and foreign soccer matches and horse racing, could generate annual revenue of about RM1 billion.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) had reported about this several times at that time and has said that Mahathir's successor Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his cabinet only learned that such a license was awarded the next year after Mahathir had retired.

Read here:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB109777782409745553

and here:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB109820947671649488

As Tun Abdullah was also in cabinet in the years before Tun Mahathir retired. this means that Tun Mahathir had not brought up the award of this license to the cabinet for discussion and approval.

This proves that cabinet was not notified of all concession agreements during the time when Tun Mahathir was the Prime Minister.

Under Prime Minister Abdullah and Najib, the license-holder was never given approval to start operations.

In June 2010, Tun Mahathir had publicly confirmed of such a license awarded by him and is on record as saying that if he was still the Prime Minister he will allow the license-holder to start operations on the reason that "the Chinese like to gamble".

Read: Dr M: Lesen judi diluluskan jika saya berkuasa
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/135359

In any case, Tun Mahathir had publicly taken responsibility of the lop-sided toll agreements in the year 2007 when he was quoted to have said:

"This is one of thing that we need to correct. What you have is a cabinet which is not very knowledgeable all the time because it is not made up of experts but politicians (and) some politicians like myself can sometimes be stupid," said Tun Mahathir.

http://www.thesundaily.my/node/171646

The quiet award of the 20 years gambling license by Tun Mahathir to one of his closest friend proves that under Tun Mahathir, not all concession agreements awarded by the government are discussed in the cabinet.

There is also doubt if the cabinet was also notified of the decision by the Finance Ministry under Tun Mahathir to write a letter to Telekom Malaysia on 7th October 2003 (less than two months before Mahathir retired) to give approval for Telekom Malaysia to award a 3 year RM214.2mil supply contract via direct negotiations to Opcom Sdn Bhd where the son Mukhriz Mahathir was the majority shareholder.

Perhaps Mukhriz would want to clarify?

Eric See-To.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/413424

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Betul. Tol Lebuhraya Utara Selatan sepatutnya tamat pada bulan Mei 2018.

Tetapi, siapa ini pada tahun 1999 yang lanjutkan konsesi tol yang dia sendiri bagi pada awalnya?

Tahun 2005, Pak Lah juga terpaksa melanjutkan konsesi ini selama 8 tahun lagi kerana enggan membayar gantirugi dan membenarkan kenaikkan kadar tol yang dibernarkan dalam perjanjian konsesi "jasa" Tun Mahathir.

Bukan Najib yang lanjutkan konsesi tol PLUS. Tetapi dibawah Najib, tol lebuhraya PLUS tidak pernah dinaikkan sejak tahun 2008.

Sebaliknya, kerajaan Najib membeli balik keseluruhan konsesi tol PLUS pada tahun 2011 di bawah milik Khazanah 51% dan 49% milik KWSP. Tol PLUS tidak lagi dalam tangan kroni Tun Mahathir.

Berita tahun 1999:
http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=1999&dt=0710&pub=Utusan_Express&sec=Home_News&pg=hn_10.htm

LSS.

http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/724893-i-will-unravel-what-i-think-is-not-to-the-interest-of-the-people-of-malaysia.html

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