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According to the Public Service Department (PSD) esila portal, the Bursary Graduate Programme has been renamed as the National Sponsorship Programme.

Under the old programme, full sponsorship was given as long as a SPM student scored 9A+ and above.

Under the new programme, a new condition has been imposed whereby only those achieving A+ for all the subjects taken will get the PSD sponsorship.

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Former Port Klang Authority (PKA) chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng today apologised for launching investigations into the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal that today concluded without a single conviction.

Lee, who was sacked by MCA in 2013, lamented that he only ended up “wasting public resources” in trying to get to the bottom of the scandal that had led to numerous trials.

“I have to apologise to taxpayers for spending thousands of ringgit in legal fees and all,” Lee said when contacted by Malay Mail Online.

Lee also apologised for taking up the time of local law enforcers such as the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

“I myself had spent so many man hours. I attended so many court cases in five years,” said the former Subang Jaya assemblyman.

Lee was PKA chairman between 2008 and 2011, and the author of a book on the scandal titled PKFZ: A Nation’s Trust Betrayed.

National news agency Bernama reported today that former Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) project manager Law Jenn Dong, KDSB chief operating officer Stephen Abok and architect Bernard Tan were all acquitted of their cheating charges by the Shah Alam Sessions Court.

The three had been the only people still on trial over the 2008 scandal that could potentially cost taxpayers RM12 billion.

All others previously charged in the scandal including former ministers Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy as well as former PKA chairman OC Phang have also been acquitted.

Dr Ling had pitched the idea to create a free trade zone at the Port Klang area and turn it into a regional integrated cargo distribution and industrial park in 1997, when he was then the transport minister.

It was originally to have cost RM1.1 billion, but this later grew to RM4.6 billion in 2007.

Following allegations of corruption in the project, then-transport minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat commissioned an audit by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2008.

The audit concluded that the total cost of the project could balloon to RM12.5 billion after factoring in interest payments.

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换作你是马哈迪?

文/丘光耀博士

上周我写了“为何当前的马哈迪这麽重要?”一文, 面子书许多政论群组广为流传并引起热议,让那些 吹“投废票教训火箭”的键盘激进派气急败坏,他们 无法反驳我的论述,唯有诉诸人身攻击;对于这类垃 ,恕我懒得应酬。

既然宏观的政治理论我讲过了,本篇就来个“换位思 ”。请大家将心比心,换作你是92岁的马哈迪,你还 会如此奋不顾身地和纳吉领导的巫统周旋到底吗?

凡重大的历史变迁,历史学家研究的关键点,不是抽 意义的“人”如何发挥作用,而是“人”(可以是 数plural的人们、单数singular的精英)在给定的历史条 (given historical conditions)下,如何发挥其能动性,突破社会结构的制 约,做出得以改变历史和人们(包括自身)命运的选 。

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Refusal to gazette KL City Plan 2020 is shocking. KL will be further messed up and will become the most unplanned and congested city in the world
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Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz has said that DBKL is not going to gazette KL City Plan 2020 but it will draft a new blueprint for development of KL until 2050.

He said it would not “make sense” to gazette the original plan “as it is so close to 2020”.

He further said the current plan did not take into account land prices which had risen dramatically since the initial draft plan, and this had hampered economic growth.

“The holding cost of land is very high and we are trying to reduce the cost because developer land can be up to RM3, 000 per square foot in some areas,” he said.

I want to ask the mayor does it make sense to allow KL to go on without a plan in the interim. When will the new plan be ready? Why can’t the plan be gazzeted and be used as a continued guide until the new plan is ready?

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TARIKH : 13 MAC 2017

SOALAN :
YB Puan Teresa Kok Suh Sim [ Seputeh ] minta PERDANA MENTERI
menyatakan rasional Lembaga Kelayakan Profesion Undang-Undang yang mengurangkan bilangan maksimum percubaan untuk Peperiksaan Sijil Amalan Guaman (Certificate of Legal Practice) daripada 8 kali percubaan kepada 4 kali percubaan bagi graduan kursus undang-undang yang perlu menduduki peperiksaan tersebut. Adakah Kerajaan menetapkan kuota kelulusan bagi peperiksaan tersebut.

JAWAPAN: YB DATO’ SRI AZALINA BINTI OTHMAN SAID,
MENTERI DI JABATAN PERDANA MENTERI.

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Seputeh MP (DAP) Teresa Kok has rubbished allegations that she is afraid of a possible Malay influx in her constituency due to new property developments.

PARLIAMENT Opposition lawmaker Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh) says she is not afraid of having more Malays in her constituency, as they will love her just as BN backbencher MPs do.

“I’m not worried about Malays moving to Seputeh as the Malays who move to Seputeh will surely like me.

“Just like the (BN) backbenchers here, even though they like to argue with me, but I know they love me,” she told the House today, inciting laughter from the MPs present.

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PERANCANGAN KUALA LUMPUR YANG KUCAR-KACIR

Pada 28 Februari, Menteri WP kata beliau akan menghentikan pelaksanaan KL City Plan 2020 dan beliau tidak akan mewartakan pelan tersebut.

Saya difahamkan bahawa KL City Plan ini digubal oleh para pakar perancangan bandar dan telah mengadakan siri pendengaran di mana 5,052 wakil telah memberi pembentangan dan DBKL mendapat 62,224 maklumbalas daripada orang ramai.

Objektif KL City Plan ialah untuk menjadikan Kuala Lumpur sebagai World Class City pada tahun 2020. Tetapi kesalnya, sejak YB Putrajaya memegang jawatan menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, perancangan bandar di Kuala Lumpur telah menjadi kucar-kacir, dan Kuala Lumpur kelihatan akan menjadi bandar yang paling tiada perancangan di dunia (the most unplanned city in the world).

Di kawasan Parlimen Seputeh, banyak pangsapuri yang berpadat tinggi diluluskan di tempat yang telah mengalami kesesakan trafik dan tiada pengangkutan awam, termasuk di Kuchai Entrepreneur’s Park, Taman Desa dan Happy Garden.

Mengikut akhbar Malay Mail, tujuh ekar tanah di Taman Tiara Titiwangsa yang dizonkan sebagai “public utility” ataupun loji pembetungan dijual oleh DBKL kepada Yayasan WP, Yayasan WP kemudian memberi power of attorney kepada pemaju untuk membangunkan tanah untuk loji pembetungan itu. Mengikut KL City Plan, tapak itu sepatutnya mempunyai populasi seramai 32 orang se ekar tetapi pemaju dibenarkan untuk membangunkannya dengan densiti 800 penduduk satu ekar.

Ini bukan satu-satu kes penyelewengan kuasa oleh DBKL dan Menteri di Kuala Lumpur.

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