Zahid Hamidi , Hadi Awang , Ibrahim Ali & NGO That Shouted Amok : Should Not They Protest Against The Theft of Tabung Haji ? - The Coverage
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Zahid Hamidi , Hadi Awang , Ibrahim Ali & NGO That Shouted Amok : Should Not They Protest Against The Theft of Tabung Haji ?

Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, known as blogger “Papagomo”, has recently insulted ethnic Indians as “squatters” and urged for ethnic minorities to be stripped of voting rights. The notorious blogger, also the UMNO Youth Exco (Executive Council), was detained on Thursday (Nov 29) but released on Saturday (Dec 1) – before re-arrested again.

However, today (Dec 3), police confirmed the UMNO gangster has been released on police bail. Selangor police chief Commissioner Mazlan Mansor said – “He was released on police bail today, after our request for a remand extension was rejected.” How could a racist thug be released after posting a seditious video which spread racial hatred and incited public violence?

Subsequently, you have the infamous frog – Ibrahim Ali – threatening to mobilise the extreme Malay rights group Perkasa to take the law into its own hands and run amok all over the country. Mr. Ibrahim called Minister of Unity, Waytha Moorthy, the “menteri celaka (damned minister)”. He also called Mr. Waytha a “pig”, and condemned that there are too many Indian ministers.

Waytha Moorthy had come under heavy criticism over a video that showed him accusing the Malaysian government of committing genocide against ethnic Indians when he was in Europe. That video was recorded 10 years ago and Mr. Waytha, a former Hindu rights activist, has since apologised. Both Papagomo and Ibrahim have specifically targeted Waytha for obvious reason.

Malaysia is the only country in the world where ethnic Malay, despite being the majority race, making up 62% of the 30 million populations, constantly cries about their culture, religion and monarchies are under threat and close to extinction. For some weird reason, minorities such as ethnic Chinese (21%) and ethnic Indian (6.2%) are always blamed and used as punching bags.

Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris and Ibrahim Ali belong to a strange group of Malay Muslims who have a fetish of bullying the Chinese for being too hardworking and rich, while at the same time insulting the Indian for being too lazy and poor. It’s a classic example of the racial majority being racist, but accusing the minorities of being racist instead when they couldn’t get their toys.

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The riots at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple were started when 50-250 Malay gangsters trespass the house of worship and terrorise every single Indian or Tamil they could find. The Malays were the culprit, not the Indians. Yet, not only the minority ethnic Indians got the beatings but they also get the blames for something they didn’t start in the first place.

The proposal to ratify ICERD was started by the Mahathir Mohamad, a Muslim, when the prime minister himself promised the United Nations he would ratify all remaining rights-related conventions, including the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). It was Mahathir, who made the U-turn and chickened out.

Mr. Ibrahim claimed that incidents such as the riots at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and the government’s proposal to ratify ICERD were justifications to run amok. Amusingly, both gangster Papagomo and racist Ibrahim conveniently ignored the fact that it was the Malay thugs who started the riots at the Hindu temple. And it was Mahathir, who promised to ratify the ICERD.

Similarly, the UMNO Malay nationalist party and the PAS Islamist party are eager to milk both issues to rally for Malay Muslims’ support. Both UMNO President Zahid Hamidi and PAS President Hadi Awang are expected to play the emotion and sentiment of the Malay Muslims in the coming rally, screaming until foaming at the mouth that the Malay special privileges and Islam are under serious threat.

That’s fine and understandable. After all, Zahid is facing a record 45 charges related to money-laundering, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and bribes. Hadi, on the other hand, is still kicking himself for betting the wrong horse when he could be part of the government, had he remained loyal to the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat coalition. The duo has no choice but to play religion, racial and royalty cards.

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However, it’s absolutely astonishing that while certain Malay Muslims chose to subscribe and believe the extreme and racist rhetoric of Papagomo, Ibrahim Ali, Zahid Hamidi and Hadi Awang, they did not find it offensive and insulting that this same group of instigators has pretended everything is fine with “Tabung Haji” – the Malaysian Hajj pilgrims’ fund.

Days ago on Nov 30, the board of Tabung Haji has lodged two police reports against former office holders over the misuse of the pilgrim fund’s monies and for misrepresentation in a corporate deal. Tabung Haji said the reports involve former chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, former chief executive officers (CEOs), Ismee Ismail and Johan Abdullah, as well as 4 senior management staff.

The four senior management employees were identified as chief operating officer (COO) Adi Azuan, chief financial officer (CFO) Rozaida Omar, legal adviser Hazlina Mohd Khalid and senior general manager of corporate services and real estate Rifina Md Ariff. Yes, all the scumbags who have misused and mismanaged the Hajj pilgrims’ money are Malay Muslims, not Chinese or Indians.

Apparently, the Yayasan Tabung Haji’s trustees – Abdul Azeez, Ismee, Johan, Adi and Rozaida – had allegedly siphoned funds totalling over RM22 million for activities with political inclinations, when the intention of the foundation (set up in 2016) is to undertake humanitarian aid and to contribute to the underprivileged, poor and the needy.

The second police report against Ismee, Hazlinda and Rifina was related to misrepresentations and the withholding of material information involving Tabung Haji’s 2012 sale of a 95% stake in PT TH Indo Plantations held by its subsidiaries, TH Indopalms Sdn Bhd and TH Indo Industries Sdn Bhd. The 95% stake was sold to PT Borneo Pacific for US$910 million in 2012.

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But that was just the tip of the iceberg. According to Singapore “The Sunday Times”, the hard-earned savings fund for Muslims to perform the mandatory hajj pilgrimage should have RM64 billion in assets, but has been found to be short of RM4 billion in deposits in 2016. The Tabung Haji management had also “faked last year’s accounts to justify its dividend payout” of up to 6.25% just before the May 9 elections.

Interestingly, the pilgrim’s fund was used to bailout 1MDB last year when it was revealed that Tabung Haji, under the same leadership of Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, had agreed to buy one piece of land in TRX (Tun Razak Exchange) to develop a 40-storey serviced apartment block. The 70 acres Tun Razak Exchange land was bought by 1MDB at the price of RM194.1 million.

That was about RM2.77 million for one acre of land. But for the 40-storey serviced apartment block, Tabung Haji was forced to pay RM188.5 million for only one and a half acres (when the price should be only RM4.15 million, excluding the building). Essentially, 1MDB made a cool profit of 4,442 percent from the sucker Tabung Haji. Yet, then-CEO Johan Abdullah had the cheek to claim that the pilgrim’s fund bought the TRX land at a discount.

Yes, billions of Ringgit of ordinary Malay Muslims’ hard-earned money meant to perform the mandatory hajj pilgrimage had been stolen – by fellow Malay Muslims. Why aren’t “Malay and Islam champions” like Papagomo, Ibrahim Ali, UMNO and PAS angry that fellow Malays have been cheated, scammed, raped and insulted? Should not they protest against the theft of Tabung Haji instead?

Source : Finance Twitter

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  1. Hafidz Khalid

    December 5, 2018 at 01:47

    The main core point not highlighted on the temple issue was there was already a court decision that the temple was built illegally on other people land. But the land owners had to pay compensation to the squatters ie the temple. They refused to move despite the court decision. So who was the culprit that tresspassed into other peoples land? The temple. The temple are the trespassers that refused to move despite the court order.

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