Sunday, December 10, 2006

Abdullah Dan Mahathir
Dua Pemimpin Unggul
- Agong

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Dis (Bernama) - Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail, menyifatkan Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan Tun Mahathir Mohamad sebagai dua pemimpin negara yang mempunyai personaliti dan keperibadian unggul.

Seri Paduka bertitah, ini diterjemahkan melalui kecemerlangan kepimpinan Perdana Menteri dan bekas Perdana Menteri itu.

"Kedua-duanya bijak dan berwawasan serta amat berdedikasi dan komited terhadap usaha untuk membawa Malaysia menjadi sebuah negara yang maju dan disegani berdasarkan acuan kita sendiri.

"Beta merasa amat bertuah berpeluang menerima khidmat daripada dua orang perdana menteri sepanjang tempoh perkhidmatan beta.

"Pengalaman menerima khidmat daripada Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dan Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi menyedarkan beta betapa bertuahnya negara ini dan rakyatnya," titah Seri Paduka pada majlis santapan negara sempena perpisahan baginda yang tempoh sebagai Yang di-Pertuan Agong ke-12 berakhir pada Selasa ini.
…….. -- BERNAMA
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/bm/news.php?id=235444


6 comments:

Hud Hud said...

As Chairman of the Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputera which holds majority shares in Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would be held responsible if the merger of Sime Darby Berhad, Golden Hope Berhad and Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad does not produce results.

Worse, he will also be accused of causing the erosion of Bumiputera shareholding. This is because PNB which holds majority shares in all three companies was founded with the aim of narrowing the economic disparity between the Bumiputeras and the other races.

The Government's decision to allow the merger is mind-boggling as all three companies are making profits. These profits are used to pay dividends to Bumiputeras who purchase unit trusts issued by PNB through Amanah Saham Nasional, Amanah Saham Bumiputera etc.

If these companies are running at a loss, then a merger would seem logical. But they are profits and they pay high dividends to their shareholders including PNB (read Government and Bumiputeras)

So why then is the Government doing it? Is the Government interested in attracting foreign participation in the equity structure of this merged entity? If that is the case, then the end-losers will be the Bumiputeras. Simple logic dictates that when a foreigner buys substantial equity in a company, he would most certainly want a representation in the Board. If that happens, the Board will not be able to make any decision favouring the Bumiputeras as it will be rejected by the foreign Board member.

It is more and more evident now that our present Government is a Government of contradictions While it says that it wants to increase Bumiputera equity from the current 18 per cent to 35 per cent as stated in the New Economic Policy, its actions suggest that it is doing the opposite – reduce Bumiputera participating in the country's economy.

Merging the three companies into a single entity promises nothing. It will be a messy affair. At the moment, these companies, maybe with the exception of Sime Darby, are focused on their core competencies. Golden Hope is a fully integrated plantation company while Guthrie concentrates on plantations and property.

Merging them into a conglomerate is akin to the age-old saying of putting all the eggs in a single basket. When the basket falls, the eggs will break. You will be left with empty shells.

The merged entity will be a mess. It will be running all sorts of businesses ranging from hospitals to tyre production to sales of heavy equipment. Perhaps, Abdullah needs to be told that conglomerates are out of fashion. Companies now focus on their core competencies. Large companies like Toyota and Microsoft ventured into other businesses unrelated to their core activities. But they failed. They are successful today because they divested their non-core businesses to focus on what they know best.

The entire merger proposal of Sime Darby, Golden Hope and Guthrie reeks of a scandal involving the Government. The Abdullah-led Government, although claiming to be more transparent then the previous Government, has not been transparent at all in this merger proposal.

So who is behind it. Already there are many speculations linking the merger idea to members of Abdullah's family. Or is it because Synergy Drive Sdn Bhd which is leading the merger exercise is headed by Nazir Abdul Razak, the brother of Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak?

Is this nepotism of the highest degree? Have we given the proposed merger another thought?

Are we going to end-up with a messy and unprofitable conglomerate. It is a scary thought. I don't think I am going to be envious of the CEO of the merged entity. I will be sympathetic.

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bujang senang said...

Saudara Pengarang,

Saya tidak bersetuju teks ucapan DYMM Agong yang pastinya karangan budak2 higusan Tingkat 4.

Antara TDM dgn AAB kalau nak di bandingkan kepintaran mereka ibarat antara budak lulusan PMR dgn budak lulusan Universiti.

Hai mengapalah kita di berikan Perdana Menteri yang kurang pintar..

Anonymous said...

YB

Tidak cun sekiranya cerita 'PNB' itu kita teruskan tanpa ada fakta-fakta menyeluruh dihidangkan kepada kita. Nantinya, saya gusar, saya jadi 'wet blanket' tanpa sebab. Lebih kurang macam pembangkang mabuk tapai.

Saya sekali jalan dengan akan yang baik dan betul.

Dalam bab ruang terima kasih ucapan 'Head of State' saya kira ini belumlah jadi cerita 'Sultan Murka!' dan harapnya biarkanlah begitu. Ini pun kata-kata nasihat orang yang dah nak keluar balai dan balik kampung.

Sungguh molek kata bujang senang. Cuma macam mana caranya: "how do you beat a humble man awake"?

Anonymous said...

kamu betul Malaysia, pertanian tak perlu runtuhkan high tech, kita guna high tech untuk pertanian

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