Sunday, June 29, 2008

Anwar Ibrahim latest Sodomy Issue....Conspiracy or Reality?

On 28th June 2008, another shocking political news had been spreaded out all over the world. Anwar Ibrahim allegedly had sodomized a 23 years old guys names Saiful Bukhari Azlan, ex-UNITEN's vice president of the Student Representative Council.

The report were lodged at Traver Police Station on 5.45 pm. The news become a hit news when it is the same as the news that been lodged on 1998 that accusing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim with the sodomy.

When the news become a popular news, many of peoples start to think about either this is a conspiracy or reality as it will be a very stupid act for someone who one to make a conspiracy twice with the same acussation.

Before we discussed about this case, let us study the so-call victim in this case...

The name is Saiful Bukhari Azlan, he had become a volunteer for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat in the previous general election on 8 March 2008.

According to the riwayat hayat blog,
he is an ex-UNITEN's vice president of the Student Representative Council with a very-very bad result in whole semester he have been there...

Datin Seri Wan Azizah showing a picture of Saiful Bukhari
with Khairil Anas Yusof from his phone

On 29th June 2008, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had reveiled a picture showing that the so-call victim is taking photo with Khairil Anas Yusof, Special Officer for Datuk Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abd Razak. The picture had made peoples wondering, who is this guy actually??..

Saiful Bukhari with Datuk Seri Najib special officer.

There is no date printed on the pictures and the picture date taken were not identified but from the above blog, the post that include this picture shows that it been posted on February 2008. So we can conclude that the picture are taken before the General Election.

So, the point here is...if this guy is from BN and then come to Keadilan as a volunteer and suddenly..he had been sodomized??....What a very weird coincidence here........

So, if this is a conspiracy...they better find a good and unknown bait without any picture with government person as this boy are very well-known in his University...and the accusation are already obsolete..TRY TO FIND A LOGICAL ONE...

If this is a reality, it was a very disappointing moment to all Malaysian that already want a change in Malaysia political scenario as Anwar Ibrahim is the main key for all of this...

But, I always pray for him, that this is not a true....I will always believe on him...If he is not guilty in this accusation...The support for him will be very much stronger than ever.......

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Oil Price Increase Again....

4th June 2008, the day where all Malaysian remember that it is the starter for the worst living situation in this country...

The fuel price is increasing again..the petrol price is not increase as 20 cent, 30 cent or 50 cent..but 78 be RM 2.70 per liter... for the Diesel it will be RM 2.58 per liter after increasing from RM1.58...

Starting from early of 2008 until today..the Malaysian citizen had been given a lot of pressure in essential need prices...From cooking oil, flour, toll prices, rice and now...fuel prices...

What really we don't like it very much is...a surprise announcement....

On 3th June 2008, the Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad's had made a statement that fuel price would go up in August.. He denied any speculation about increasing fuel prices in this month...

On the same day, Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had said that..he will made an announcement about new fuel subsidy by 4th June...

So from his statement, we assume that he will made an annoucement for the prices that will be changed on August...but the frustrating part is...the day for the new prices is 4th June 2008!!...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Is it Malaysian Petrol Is the Cheaper?

Quoted from Life's Happening

The Malaysian government, on each occasion of announcing the fuel / petrol price increase would tend to compare with the neighbouring countries' prices. In doing so, they would say that our price was still the lowest in the region.

But has our Malaysian government tried to compare the fuel / petrol price with other oil producing countries? Malaysia is still a net exporter oil producing country at the moment.

A Germany-based company, GTZ International ("GTZ"), has done a survey in year 2007 on behalf of the World Bank in reviewing the fuel prices throughout the world. A common price denominator was fixed at US$0.38 per litre (Nov 2006 pricing), which was also the benchmark price for the world crude oil market. A good way to gauge when comparing different countries' way of measurement.

In GTZ's latest survey (click to download the 2 pages full survey), Malaysia has been listed at number 20. It shows that Malaysia's fuel price was the twentieth cheapest in the world. Not bad........... not true when the Malaysian government said that Malaysia's fuel price was the cheapest in the South East Asia region as Brunei's fuel price was even cheaper.

The Top Twenty list:-
1) Turkmenistan - US$0.02 per litre (ultra cheap, are you sure this is top grade oil?)
2) Venezuela - US$0.03 / litre
3) Iran - US$0.09 / litre
4) Libya US$0.13 / litre
5) Saudi Arabia - US$0.16 / litre
6) Qatar - US$0.19 / litre
7) Bahrain - US$0.21 / litre
8) Kuwait - US$0.22 / litre
9) Egypt - US$0.30 / litre
10) Yemen - US$0.30 / litre
11) Oman - US$0.31 / litre
12) Algeria - US$0.32 / litre
13) Brunei - US$0.34 / litre (Brunei is in the same region with Malaysia)
14) United Arab Emirates - US$0.37 / litre
15) Trinidad and Tobago - US$0.43 / litre
16) Azerbaijan - US$0.46 / litre
17) Ecuador - US$0.47 / litre
18) Angola - US$0.50 / litre
19) Nigeria - US$0.51 / litre
20) Malaysia - US$0.53 / litre (approx. RM1.71)

You have to know that the top twenty countries are oil producing countries and also net oil exporters. The US$0.38 per litre benchmark price was based on the crude oil price of US$60.20 per barrel. At that point of time, the Malaysian government has already mentioned that they have subsidised the fuel / petrol price heavily to the tune of tens of billions (Ringgit Malaysia currency).

As can be seen in the GTZ 2007 survey, during the crude oil price of US$60.20 or US$0.38 per litre, Malaysian fuel price was already being retailed at petrol station at the price of US$0.53 or RM1.71 (using the current currency exchange rate of US$1.00 = RM3.23).

The Malaysian government has been maintaining the fuel price at US$0.59 or RM1.92 and it would have started subsidising the fuel price if it hits above US$93.46 per barrel or US$0.59 per litre (approximately). The crude oil price hit US$94.00 per barrel on 20 Oct 2007.

Unless the Malaysian government can proof that this GTZ 2007 survey done for World Bank is wrong, otherwise please tell us what kind of oil subsidies were our Malaysian government talking about all these years?