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Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Know what’s Open Tender.


ref: malaysiakini , malaysia-today

I am surprise that someone heading a chamber of commerce talks of handicap for open tenders based on race. On TV, this person mentioned that its grossly unfair for Malay businesses to fight with Chinese businesses over a tender as he ASSumes all Chinese businesses are filthy rich CONGLOMERATES that will TELAN all Malay businesses in the open field. Does he really care for a clean effective way for the Gov to procure services or products via Open Tendering? No period. He only cares if his race gets the job 1st. If he compares to Chinese then Indians will suffer most compared to Malays hence should the Gov divide Tenders to 50% Orang Asli & Lain-lain, 30% Indians, 20% Malays & 10% Chinese based on his skewed perception? 

What utter nonsense if one were to give handicap based on race, this is not a GOLF game.

Simply put it if Gov were to give Malays 80% of the open tenders would it mean 80% Malays will profit from it? Answer is No! Because the fact is there are large Corporations owned by Malays and the have the resources and delivery power vs the small Malay business. Where that leaves the small fry as the Malay Chamber of Commerce so bluntly said. This is the core reason he gave to have handicap based on race quota. Now would he dare to raise this again within the Malay community that 90% of tenders are to be given only to small frys and the balance to large corporations? If the Gov decides to open a telecommunications tender for a zone and TM, Maxis, Digi and TeleAbu decides to bid what will be the outcome? Handicap for TeleAbu cause he’s a Malay small fry with 5 staff and 50k bank balance. Should 90% of that zone be his then? Yes? No?

I suggest all leaders and business chamber of ASSumes please read up on OPEN TENDERING or BIDDING before making a FOOL of oneself in Public.

“Open tenders”, in other words open calls for tenders, also called advertised tenders, are open to all vendors or contractors who can guarantee performance.

“Restricted tenders”, in other words restricted calls for tenders, also called invited tenders, prequalified, short-listed, or selective tenders, are only open to selected prequalified vendors or contractors. Example: ad and results.

There are 3 main procedures when tendering for European contracts that are above a certain level cost: – Open procedure – Restricted Procedure – Negotiated procedure

Each of them work in different ways.

Further details can be found on the European Website SIMAP contains extensive information about tender processes: [1] For something in layman terms you can also refer to the FAQ on tendering [2]

Handicap needed for Malays, says chamber


PENANG: The Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce is not against an open tender system but is concerned about how “fairness” is defined. 

President Rizal Faris Mohideen said the chamber was not against the new state government’s move for fairness and open tender, but felt some handicap should be given to Malay entrepreneurs to even the playing field. 

He said this was because there was a gap among the different races in terms of wealth and control of the economy. 

Rizal Faris compared the Chinese and the Malays, saying they were unevenly matched. 

“We are all for competitiveness and open tender on a level playing field. In business, we have to be competitive. However, we are concerned about the definition of fairness as the playing field is not level among the Malay, Chinese and Indian communities,” he said. 

Rizal Faris, however, asserted that the chamber did not want to encourage the subsidy culture.  

He said the federal government had been pumping in billions of ringgit to help those marginalised over the last 50 years but noted that the Malays had yet to reach the competitive level. 

“Maybe, how the money was not well spent. We have to change our approach and review how we do things to be able to create competitiveness,” he said. 

He was speaking to reporters Wednesday after a courtesy call by 43 members of the chamber, the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Penang and the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry Penang on Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at his office here. 

Rizal Faris said this was the first “interface” with Lim and his whole line of state executive councillors, and requested a separate session for Malay entrepreneurs involving his chamber, the Penang Malay Economic and Business Council and the Penang Muslim League. 

In response, Lim said certain things were beyond the state’s control and the government had to follow the state treasury’s guidelines when it came to open tenders. 

“That is the advice from the State Legal Advisor. Our scope is limited,” he said, and reiterated that the open tender system was for economic growth in Penang so that everyone could share in the prosperity.



Ref: Malaysiakini  &  Malaysia Today  
12th General Elections – Its Beyond Race 

People voted for Barisan Rakyat! Don’t make us regret…

No DAP CEC mandate for PAS Menteri Besar in Perak

March 12th, 2008 (1 hour ago) « 156 Comments »

The decision to appoint a PAS Assemblyman Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin as Perak Mentri Besar has caused shock and consternation to DAP leaders, members and supporters.The DAP Central Executive Committee, at its emergency meeting in Penang on Sunday, 9th March 2008, had given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government comprising 18 DAP Assembly members, seven PKR Assemblymen and six PAS Assemblymen.

DAP is prepared to accept DAP chairman and Assemblyman for Sitiawan Ngeh Koo Ham or PKR Behrang Assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi as Perak Mentri Besar.

As the appointment of PAS Assemblyman for Pasir Panjang Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin as Perak Mentri Besar representing the third and smallest political party in the proposed coalition has not received the mandate of the CEC, DAP Perak Assemblymen will stay away from the swearing-in ceremony for Perak Mentri Besar scheduled tomorrow.


Ref: Malaysiakini  &  Malaysia Today  
12th General Elections – Beyond Race


‘We are in the process of speeding up the formality in forming the Barisan Alternatif.”

Excuse me! Barisan Alternatif? For Pete’s sake (sorry RPK no pun intended) please drop that BA name OK! 
The Rakyat voted and they voted with heart for ‘BARISAN RAKYAT’ – read this again ‘BARISAN RAKYAT’.
If anyone still don’t get it please remember BA didn’t shake BN down, its BR that did it therefore its most appropriate to name the new alliance as ‘BARISAN RAKYAT’ period! komprendo? If PKR-DAP-PAS-MDP-ETC-ETC names it any other name we’ll run a petition to reject it how’s that? 

Three parties ‘may formalise their alliance’      
Posted by Raja Petra   
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
MALAYSIA’S three main opposition parties are considering a formal alliance after their strongest showing in 50 years in the March 8 general election, said former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim.Datuk Seri Anwar said the parties have held initial discussions about signing an agreement and creating a shadow Cabinet.

‘We need a more cohesive working relationship,’ he told reporters yesterday in Petaling Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur.

A united opposition would be a ‘government in waiting’, he said.

But Datuk Seri Anwar, who has ruled out returning to the ruling coalition, declined to say whether he wanted to be prime minister or even be known as the alliance’s official leader.

‘I don’t like to be called an opposition leader,’ he said. ‘Alternative government. That sounds more political.’

He also refused to say when he might stand for Parliament through a by-election in one of the constituencies his party holds.

He is not eligible to run in an election until mid-April because of a corruption conviction on charges he denies.

‘I’m eager to be back in Parliament,’ he said. ‘I will attend the first session from the public gallery.’

Datuk Seri Anwar also told reporters that some political parties have tried to lobby him to join them.

‘Yes, there are parties asking, their people came and lobbied me to join them. I met them with an open manner. I am willing to exchange opinions with them. But I never think of joining other parties, Umno or Barisan Nasional forever and ever,’ he said.

His Parti Keadilan Rakyat, the Chinese-based Democratic Action Party and Parti Islam SeMalaysia will share power in four new state governments.

The former deputy premier, in a separate statement yesterday, warned the government not to sabotage the transition of power in the opposition-ruled states, saying it would undermine the stock market and the currency.

‘We are waiting for more details from Anwar before we respond. We are keeping an open mind.’ MR LIM KIT SIANG, Democratic Action Party leader, when asked if his party could work with PAS in a formal alliance
‘We are in the process of speeding up the formality in forming the Barisan Alternatif.”

DATUK HUSAM MUSA, PAS vice-president, referring to the coalition of DAP, PAS, PKR and PRM (Parti Rakyat Malaysia) formed for the 1999 election which broke up by the time of the 2004 polls


reference for malaysiakini and malaysia-today


Celebrations aside, tomorrow marks a new day for both BN and former oppositions party in some states. Many echoed the call for PM Abdullah Badawi to step down (like reported by malaysiakini) and to take the responsibility for BN’s failure in the GE12 but there’s another person that needs to go as well.


That person is Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, he failed to find Sharlinie Mohd Nasyar, 5 yrs old, missing since 9 Jan 2008 and solve the Nurin case and furnish the murder case of Altantuyaa with proper witnesses and facts for prosecution. Malaysia is not any safer tomorrow if the person holding the responsibility abuses it and this person must be relieved of his position.


Ref: Malaysiakini  &  Malaysia Today  
12th General Elections 

The man that was handed the PM position on a silver platter by Tun Mahatir and invented a new Islam name Islam Hadhari is also the 1st PM to run the nation into bits and split everyone up as well as invented a way to fly the country on autopilot mode.

Sadly for him, the 12th General Elections shows sometimes when riding a rocket do not release lots of hot gas from the rear as it can cause a MAJOR BACKFIRE!!!

Will You Vote for Change? Vote Wisely Malaysian!


Ref: Malaysiakini  &  Malaysia Today  
12th General Elections

Barisan Nasional is running scared. According to intelligence agency reports, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Kedah and Penang will fall to the opposition.

Even Johor, which has never seen a single seat fall to the opposition thus far, may see the loss of ten seats or more. That would have been unheard of even just one year ago. On last count, the opposition may capture up to 90 seats in Parliament. It needs 75 seats to deny Barisan Nasional its two-thirds majority in Parliament.

more here: http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/3837/84/


Will You Vote for Change? Vote Wisely Malaysian!


Source : MalaysiaKini

What’s the commotion? What’s that cheering about? OMG what’s causing the terrible jam in Kampung Lembah Kinrara -Puchong Jaya?

DAP turned a mundane location into a sea of humans and cars. All turned up to listen to what DAP – Teresa Kok and Gorbin Singh has to say. No Space-participant, no Celebrity singer, no Free food, na-da!

But pack it is, very much a contrast to what MCA recently put up in the same location under bad weather is an understatement and judging by the local’s sentiments its not looking good for the BN – MCA candidate here.  


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