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[the-malaysian] The MALAYSIAN - Tuesday - 231199

Date: 23 Nov 1999
Time: 20:07:41


[the-malaysian] The MALAYSIAN - Tuesday 231199

The BN Gives Us A Headache

Their children

The BERNAS ad ran "Terima kasih Barisan Nasional kerana menjamin anak-anak kami". Coincidentally, the following lists appeared to remind us of its true meaning.

The 91 companies connected with <M.. name forbidden to be mentioned>.

1. 175071 Capetronic (Malaysia) Corporation Sdn Bhd

2. 274107 Sabit Holdings Sdn Bhd

3. 420428 The Grande Capetronic Holdings Sdn Bhd

4. 229378 Asia Lng Transport Dua Sdn Bhd

5. 260460 Asian Strategic Leadership Institute Sdn Bhd

6. 267944 Sabit Trading Sdn Bhd

7. 181796 Stenta Films (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

8. 224170 Equinox Properties Sdn Bhd

9 222220 Sabit Capital Sdn Bhd

10. 082871 PNSL Bhd

11. 220294 Peringkat Prestasi (M) Sdn Bhd

12. 169918 Solsisnet Sdn Bhd

13. 087347 Solsis (M) Sdn Bhd

14. 011243 Dataprep (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

15. 189884 KP Asia Auto Sdn Bhd

16. 341658 Turas Bakti Sdn Bhd

17. 417613 KP Distribution Services Sdn Bhd

18. 421572 Cen Sdn Bhd

19. 228738 Teluk Kencana Sdn Bhd

20. 180864 Prima Resmi Sdn Bhd

21 358134 PNB NJI Holdings II Sdn Bhd

22. 015508 Tai Huat Enterprises Sdn Bhd

23. 185853 Betamek Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd

24. 410771 Betamek Sales & Services Sdn Bhd

25. 462681 Yayasan Iskandar

26. 376327 Sabit-Acia Sdn Bhd

27. 320736 Xolox (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

28. 221602 Baseview (M) Sdn Bhd

29. 211172 North Klang Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd

30. 216535 PNB NJI Holdings Sdn Bhd

31. 216534 PNB Namura Jafco management Sdn Bhd

32. 211819 Cougar Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

33. 207696 Kris Heavy Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd

34. 187031 PNB Equity Resource Corporation Sdn Bhd

35. 084330 Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd

36. 166474 Artwright Technology Sdn Bhd

37. 374058 Vehicle Transit Centre (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

38. 274909 Artwright Holdings Bhd

39. 346706 Persistem Sdn Bhd

40. 258683 Talon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

41. 006430 Worldwide Holdings Bhd

42. 252102 Iskandar Holdings Sdn Bhd

43. 163144 KIG Glass Industrial Bhd

44. 210236 Juta Integrasi (M) Sdn Bhd

45. 224616 Taff Hotel Management & Consultancy Sdn Bhd

46. 094725 Perbadanan Nasional Insurans Bhd

47. 012890 Lion Corporation Bhd

48. 159700 Asia Lng Transport Sdn Bhd

49. 065799 Tamex Timber Sdn Bhd

50. 293068 Opcom Sdn Bhd

51. 009329 Tebrau Housing Estate Sdn Bhd

52. 233488 Falmouth Sdn Bhd

53. 100706 Emas Dewa Sdn Bhd

54. 431095 Westport Distripark (M) Sdn Bhd

55. 023824 DNT (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

56. 435972 Capetronic Computer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

57. 413758 Tamadun Interaktif Sdn Bhd

58. 301384 Capetronic Consumer Electronic Holdings Bhd

59. 407984 Konsortium Meteorologi Nusantara Sdn Bhd

60. 423591 Cen Worldwide Sdn Bhd

61. 394730 Bumiputera & Technology Venture Capital Bhd

62. 089986 Ke-Zan Securities Sdn Bhd

63. 418303 Expoage International (M) Sdn Bhd

64. 397214 Cen Hur Management Sdn Bhd

65. 433400 Malaysian Youth Orchestra Foundation

66. 373741 Transmile Group Bhd

67. 401302 Introace Sdn Bhd

68. 276336 Hiap Teck Hardware Sdn Bhd

69. 367041 Asia Vehicle Transport Sdn Bhd

70. 367000 Asia Gas Transport Sdn Bhd

71. 262333 KP Integrated Sdn Bhd

72. 111769 North Terminal Sdn Bhd

73. 011689 Malaysian Shipping Agency Sdn Bhd

74. 120221 Kaypi Southern Terminal Sdn Bhd

75. 200086 Ke-Zan Holdings Bhd

76. 193372 Sabit Sdn Bhd

77. 183059 Dataprep Holdings Bhd

78. 108505 Kaypi Logistics Depot Sdn Bhd

79. 089707 Parcel Tankers Malaysia Sdn Bhd

80. 087992 TRW Steering & Suspension (M) Sdn Bhd

81. 120849 PNSL Charters & Travel Sdn Bhd

82. 347261 Milk Specialities Sdn Bhd

83. 202035 Strategem Sdn Bhd

84. 290455 Sunway Building Technology Bhd

85. 322687 Opcom Cables Sdn Bhd

86. 185853 Betamek Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd

87. 222363 Mamee - Double Decker (M) Bhd

88. 089243 Konsortium Perkapalan Bhd

89. 322661 Opcom Holdings Sdn Bhd

90. 032700 Maharizan Sdn Bhd

91. 354562 KPB Priority Feeder Services Sdn Bhd The 74 companies connected with <M.. name forbidden to be mentioned>

1. 347514 THB Asia Connect Sdn Bhd

2. 252102 Iskandar Holding Sdn Bhd

3. 122850 Sharp-Roxy Appliances Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd

4. 174400 Malaysian Design Marketing Sdn Bhd

5. 097150 Kestrel Securities Sdn Bhd

6. 195508 Petroprojek Sdn Bhd

7. 236866 Prime Granite (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

8. 241297 Syarikat Tunas Pantai Sdn Bhd

9. 422902 Senandung Beringin Sdn Bhd

10. 398523 Millennium Institute of Technology Sdn Bhd

11. 000981 Tongkah Holdings Berhad

12. 236869 Suara Bayu Sdn Bhd

13. 250176 Petropackage Sdn Bhd

14. 250176 Petrokonsult Sdn Bhd

15. 260896 Kestrel Securities Nominees Sdn Bhd

16. 182990 Seri Esmeralda Sdn Bhd

17. 232158 Titi Gajah Holdings Sdn Bhd

18. 224192 Tongkah Medivest Sdn Bhd

19. 246054 Vr Technology Sdn Bhd

20. 011832 Hospital Pantai Bhd

21. 401534 Tongkah Marketing Sdn Bhd

22. 401979 Tongkah Sales And Services Sdn Bhd

23. 401532 Tongkah Applications Sdn Bhd

24. 379181 Rumpun Lagenda Sdn Bhd

25. 173719 Tongkah Ventures Sdn Bhd

26. 008394 Sharp Roxy Sales & Services Company (M) Sdn Bhd

27. 460269 Kuala Lumpur Medical Centre (Asia Pacific) Sdn Bhd

28. 265542 Penang Medical College Sdn Bhd

29. 454762 Advance Pioneer Sdn Bhd

30. 454557 Competitive Advantage Sdn Bhd

31. 281037 Tongkah Precision Plastic Sdn Bhd

32. 214811 Paloh Medical Centre Sdn Bhd

33. 207816 Tongkah Electronics Sdn Bhd

34. 446529 Worldcare Health (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

35. 307780 Tongkah Equity Sdn Bhd

36. 337160 Pusat Bantuan Angkasa-Udara Sdn Bhd

37. 228897 Layang Layang Island Resort Sdn Bhd

38. 209838 DMC Telecom (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

39. 319497 Av Arts Sdn Bhd

40. 072510 Tongkah Moulding Technologies Sdn Bhd

41. 306718 Simfoni Bayu Sdn Bhd

42. 332693 Satelcom Sdn Bhd

43. 414089 Tongkah - Otto (M) Sdn Bhd

44. 401984 Tongkah Products Sdn Bhd

45. 379894 Sirim Rapid Prototyping Services Sdn Bhd

46. 378380 Secura Security Printing Sdn Bhd

47. 376770 Tongkah Information Resources Sdn Bhd

48. 354585 Seputih Asas Sdn Bhd

49. 258935 Kestrel Capital Partners (M) Sdn Bhd

50. 259555 Prime Granite Marketing Sdn Bhd

51. 261683 Reference Audio Sdn Bhd

52. 231304 Mosaique Communications Sdn Bhd

53. 248032 Layang Layang Dive Resort Sdn Bhd

54. 233393 Jutaan Innovasi Sdn Bhd

55. 232626 Cognitech Corporation Sdn Bhd

56. 231000 Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology

57. 142273 Zaitech Sdn Bhd

58. 318751 Transceiver Technology Sdn Bhd

59. 182390 M-Ocean Diving Sdn Bhd

60. 182075 Teknosif Sdn Bhd

61. 264210 Kestrel Securities Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd

62. 469122 Conso-Asli Sdn Bhd

63. 466313 Pantai Hospitals Sdn Bhd

64. 268797 Pantai Columbia Sdn Bhd

65. 227140 Cheras Medical Centre Sdn Bhd

66. 321428 Pantai Support Services Sdn Bhd

67. 073056 Pantai Medical Centre Sdn Bhd

68. 446801 Aspire Legacy Sdn Bhd

69. 438067 Premier Carrier Sdn Bhd

70. 308279 THB Industries Bhd

71. 442886 Gilauan Mercu Sdn Bhd

72. 440902 Paksiwang Sdn Bhd

73. 431251 Pantai Education Sdn Bhd

74. 283413 Eks Motorsports Sdn Bhd

To be sure, these are all the product of experience, hardwork and dedikasi!

Our Children

Yesterday, my son went for a job interview.

The interviewers reviewed his CV, which is actually quite impressive. They liked the way he fielded their questions at the interview. They even told him they were quite impressed with his breadth of knowledge.

But guess what?

They then pointed to the Barisan Nasional advertisements in the papers, and said, "No experience" or "No relevant experience".

My son then asked, "But what do you mean by relevant experience? I have&hellip;"

The interviewers cut him off before he could finish, said, "That's irrelevant", and told him, "Sorry, but that's your headache".

Now I have a headache.

The Panadol Approach

Monday, November 22, caretaker minister Dr Ting Chew Peh announced that the Treasury has approved RM60 million for upgrading of drains and urban back lanes in 145 local authority areas in the country.

He claimed the allocation was sought a long time ago, but only approved last week. Impending elections wonderfully concentrates the mind of the BN and is a great spur to efficiency.

He also said priority would be given to areas facing flash flood problems in view of the monsoon season.

In another demonstration of how wonderfully elections suddenly brings about great efficiency, he declared that the RM800,000 project for deepening monsoon drains in Simpang Pulai New Village would begin in a day or two!

If only we had elections every month, no one would have to wait years for government services to meet basic needs and solve basic problems.

But really, this is the Panadol approach to politics. The Panadol is generously dispensed at election times.

Worse still, it makes beggars of us -- and for Panadol at that.

Matters such as upgrading of drains should be plain administrative issues, not the stuff of politics and political bribery.

But that's how the BN treats it -- hold back so that our headache gets worse, then give us generous doses of Panadol at election time.

Panadol Can't Cure Diseases

Taking Panadol is great for relieving a headache. But if there's a deeper cause, the Panadol can only give temporary relief. Then the headache comes right back.

To cure the headache, the cause must be identified and corrected.

The headache that the BN gives us arises from the issues that the Barisan Alternatif has identified -- justice, democracy, transparency, accountability, corruption and cronyism.

To cure the headache the BN gives the people, we need to rein in the BN. There are only two ways to do this.

The better way is to send the BN into opposition for a stint. Since they have never had experience of being an opposition, it is good to give them such experience to complete their education.

The other way is to put in a strong opposition, and to deny them the two-thirds majority.

Returning the BN with a two-thirds majority will only result in extreme arrogance. Then, the headaches will get worse. We will all get migraine! Then, Panadol won't be any good.

A 10-Million Ringgit Headache

The oh-so-capable Barisan Nasional has a 10-million ringgit headache, courtesy of the JE man, Chua Jui Meng.

The JE man bought millions of ringgit worth of JE vaccine for pigs. Some of this was used on the pigs, causing the Nipah outbreak to spread like wildfire in the Bt Pelanduk area.

Now, they have RM10 million worth of JE vaccine left over, and are trying to persuade various states to use it up.

Thank goodness there are no takers so far; the veterinary services people are smart enough to realise that they would be courting trouble if they were to vaccinate the pigs again.

Vote for MCA, the JE party -- they can work miracles like causing the collapse of a whole industry, not to mention death, destruction and contamination of a whole region.

Truly awesome. Truly capable.

If so, it's time to try out some incapable people.

Last changed: November 23, 1999