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Police Report against Selangor MB

Posted in Malaysian Politics, Politics by rodziahismailticker on February 1, 2010

YBK- Is it about the poor?

31/01/2010 by drrafick

  1. The Malay Mail reported that the YBK chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom (ZAS) made the report against Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and his officers at the district police headquarters for allegedly spreading defamatory statements on the body and its trustees. The record shows that ZAS has literally been begging the streets to raise RM5.6 mill to pay the Selangor State in quit rent arrears or they will lose 448 acres of land alienated to it.
  1. Is it impossible for YBK to raise RM5.6 mill? I believe ZAS and his friends can raise the money over a game of golf and advance it the money to YBK and then YBK can move on.Records show that have more than RM20 mill in accumulated funds in their account and yet they chose not to pay the Selangor state. I think with the kind of assets YBK has, the trustees can walk into any bank and ask for an Over draft facility. My conclusion is that YBK has the capabilities and the capacity to settle this issue but they did not.
  1. Politician thinks in a very unusual manner. They always look at political mileage for everything that they do. It is quite clear that YBK trustee and the Selangor UMNO(BN) has weigh the cost and benefit and they chose not to pay. They feel they can make political gains on this issue especially among the semi urban areas of Selangor. They are focusing on the emotional group of people that can easily be influenced by playing the sympathy and victim card.
  1. In the Malay Mail the paper shows the image of former inmates and orphans of the YBK Hostel carrying posters of Khalid with horns (which imply that he is a devil). Who put up these children to this entire act? Maybe there is some good artist among the children and they have connections with printers that can produce such pictures. Clearly, the politicians are taking advantage of these gullible children. Isn’t there a law against the use of children for political purpose? I believe the Child Act 2001
    speaks volume. I am surprised that Shahrizat Jalil had not said anything about this matter.
  1. In my previous writing, I had analysed YBK Annual Report and I had pointed out that there is a very strong probability that the organization is top heavy.
    The board remuneration is very high compared to its gross profit. I also had pointed out that the Financial and admin expenses is much more then the project expenses. I assume the project expenses itself has an admin and financial cost. This means that the final benefit expenses to the needy is very small.
  1. Further review of the YBK website showed that in 2006, almost all the project appears to be focussed on the Malays. They even went to help earthquake victims in Sumatra. Isn’t there any poor people among the non Malays in Selangor and if we looked at the programs listed in 2008, there appears to be more meetings, conferences, farewell programs and politically related programs than helping the needy.
  1. If YBK is really serious about helping the poor, it should focus itself on its activity. It should stay away from politics. It is clearer to me now that the YBK is more interested in politics then really about helping the needy. It is a political tool which works as vehicle to enrich certain people and helping a few poor souls in between. Helping the poor and the needy is a secondary objective. Now they have not paid the quit rent, the state can take back the land and create a State based agency in helping out the poor. Give the land to a State Agency that is dedicated to help the poor. Do not create another political based foundation. Create a new agency and work with the existing government agencies in helping the poor and the needy irrespective of their skin colour.


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