Indians get too little for small biz

Indians get too little for small biz

G Vinod

| October 24, 2012

Amanah Ikhtiar holds back more than 90% of RM100 allocated last year.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Indian-businesses-300x201.jpgKUALA LUMPUR: The government has so far disbursed only RM9 million of the RM100 million allocated under Budget 2012 to help Indians start small businesses.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department SK Devamany disclosed this in Parliament on Monday in response to M Manogaran (DAP-Teluk Intan), who asked for an update on government programmes to improve the economy of the Indian community.

Devamany said many applicants could not get loans because they did not meet the conditions imposed by Amanah Ikhtiar, the agency entrusted with disbursing the RM100 million.

He said Amanah Ikhtiar’s requirements were strict.

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced the allocation last year in a move seen as trying to regain the Indian votes that Barisan Nasional lost in 2008.

For Budget 2013, Najib announced an additional RM50 million for the fund.

Manogaran questioned the rationale of having strict conditions for financial assistance to people who need help to start small businesses.

“Why is it that allocations made for bumiputeras always reach the target group, but an allocation for Indians gets stuck in the middle? What’s wrong with the system?” he asked.

He urged the government to disclose the names of those who had received the assistance so that the public would know whether the target group had benefitted.

He also asked the government to explain what had happened to the RM91 million held back by Amanah Ikhtiar.

Commenting on the issue, Malaysian Indian Business Association president P Sivakumar said the government had failed in its programme to help Indians set up businesses.

He urged the government to allocate the funds to an independent body and to relax the conditions for loans.

“It’s time for the government to channel the fund to a professional body like Bank Simpanan Nasio

Pemuda Umno tuntut kerajaan tangguhkan sistem AES

Pemuda Umno tuntut kerajaan tangguhkan sistem AES

Jamilah Kamarudin | October 30, 2012

Terlalu banyak kelemahan AES dikenal pasti walaupun sistem itu bertujuan untuk menangani berlakunya kes kemalangan.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pemuda Umno hari ini sebulat suara menuntut kerajaan supaya menangguhkan hasrat untuk pelaksanaan Sistem Penguatkuasaan Automatik (AES).

Ketua Pemuda Umno Khairy Jamaluddin berkata, terlalu banyak kelemahan AES dikenal pasti walaupun sistem itu bertujuan untuk menangani berlakunya kes kemalangan.

“Bukan tak setuju. Mungkin pada dasarnya ia satu cadangan yang baik tapi kami sebulat suara tuntut kerajaan tangguhkan AES dan kaji semula pelaksanaan tersebut,” katanya dalam sidang media selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat Exco Pemuda di Bangunan Umno di sini hari ini.

Ahli Parlimen Rembau itu berkata, kajian itu perlu meliputi kewajaran lokasi kamera itu dipasang, had laju yang praktikal, serta pendedahan
kepada umum sebelum ianya dilaksanakan memandangkan terlalu banyak rungutan diterima mengenainya.

“Penangguhan ini juga tak bermakna menghalalkan pengguna jalan raya melanggar undang-undang sedia ada tapi AES ni terlalu banyak masalah.

“Harap jemaah menteri yang bermesyuarat pada minggu ini dapat membincangkan mengenai isu ini dan dapat keluarkan satu keputusan,”
katanya.

Semalam, empat negeri yang ditadbir Pakatan Rakyat – Selangor, Kedah, Pulau Pinang dan Kelantan – memutuskan untuk menangguhkan pelaksanaan AES di negeri-negeri terbabit.

Pemasangan AES

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng dilaporkan berkata, sebanyak 331 kamera AES dicadang untuk dipasang di empat negeri itu, namun pelaksanaannya terpaksa ditangguhkan.

Ini memandangkan pemasangan AES itu seharusnya mendapat kelulusan daripada pihak berkuasa di peringkat kerajaan negeri terlebih dahulu.

“Kami akan bertemu Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pengangkutan Datuk Long See Wool bulan depan bagi mendapatkan maklumat lanjut mengenai AES termasuk kos dan syarikat pengendali,” katanya dipetik Bernama.

AES adalah sistem kamera automatik berteknologi tinggi yang dipasang di lokasi ‘hitam’ bertujuan meningkatkan kecekapan sistem
penguatkuasaan selain mampu mengurangkan kemalangan maut.

Ia merakam pesalah trafik yang melanggar dua kesalahan utama iaitu memandu melebihi had laju dan melanggar lampu merah.

Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) juga sebelum ini pernah membuat kenyataan menafikan pihaknya akan mengaut keuntungan daripada sistem tersebut.

Katanya, setakat ini hanya dua daripada tujuh syarikat yang memohon layak mendapat tender pemasangan kamera AES dengan tempoh konsesi 66 bulan, iaitu ATES Sdn Bhd yang menggunakan teknologi robot daripada Jerman dan Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd yang menggunakan teknologi Redflex daripada Australia.

MONKEY BUSINESS

MONKEY BUSINESS Once upon a time a man appeared in a villageand announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for RM10 each.The villagers, knowing there were many monkeys, went to the forest and started catching them.The man bought thousands at RM10 and, as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He then announced that he would buy monkeys at RM20 each.This renewed the villagers efforts and they started catching monkeys again.Soon the supply diminished and people started going back to their farms.The offer increased to RM25 each and the supply of monkeys became so scarce it was an effort to even find a monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at RM50 each!However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would buy on his behalf. The assistant told the villagers, “Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that my boss has already collected. I will sell them to you at RM35 and when my boss returns, you can sell them to him for RM50.

“The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys for RM700 billion.They never saw the man or his assistant again, only lots and lots of monkeys!
Now you have a better understanding of how CORPORATE BAILOUT PLAN WORKS IN MALAYSIA!!!
It doesn’t get much clearer than this

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what is the most important part of the body

My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body is.
Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct Answer.

When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as humans, so I said, ‘My ears, Mommy.’

She said, ‘No. Many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon.’

Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my first attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer.

So this time I told her, ‘Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes.’

She looked at me and told me, ‘You are learning fast, but the answer is not correct because there are many people who are blind.’



Stumped again, I continued my quest for knowledge and over the years,

Mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was, ‘No. But you are getting smarter every year, my child.’

Then one year, my grandfather died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even my father cried.

I remember that especially because it was only the second time I saw him cry.

My Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to my Grandfather.

She asked me, ‘Do you know the most important body part yet, my dear?’


I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always thought this was a game between her and me.

She saw the confusion on my face and told me, ‘This question is very important. It shows that you have really lived in your life. For every body part you gave me in the past, I have told you were wrong and I have given you an example why.

But today is the day you need to learn this important lesson.’

She looked down at me as only a mother can. I saw her eyes well up with tears. She said, ‘My dear, the most important body part is your shoulder.’

I asked, ‘Is it because it holds up my head?’

She replied, ‘No, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one when they cry. Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime
in life, my dear. I only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it.’

Then and there I knew the most important body part is not a selfish one. It is made for others and not for yourself. It is sympathetic to the pain of others.

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did . But people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.

God’s answers to prayers: Yes or no

This is beautiful & worth keeping to remind ourselves always.

  

If the Lord has you on hold… Hold on!
If the Lord has said ‘NO’ to you… Thank Him!
If the Lords is moulding your heart and mind… Go with His change!
If the Lord opens doors that you have asking Him to open… Praise Him!
Be blessed wherever you are in your life today!  God has His hands on the situation!

 

 

  

YOU SAY

GOD SAYS

 

You say: ‘It’s impossible’

God says: All things are possible

 

You say: ‘I’m too tired’

God says: I will give you rest

 

You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’

God says: I love you

 

You say: ‘I can’t go on’

God says: My grace is sufficient

 

You say: ‘I can’t figure things out’

God says: I will direct your steps

 

You say: ‘I can’t do it’

God says: You can do all things

 

You say: ‘I’m not able’

God says: I am able

 

You say: ‘It’s not worth it’

God says: It will be worth it

 

You say: ‘I can’t forgive myself’

God says: I Forgive you

 

You say: ‘I can’t manage’

God says: I will supply all your needs

 

You say: ‘I’m afraid’

God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear

 

You say: ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’

God says: Cast all your cares on ME

 

You say: ‘I’m not smart enough’

God says: I give you wisdom

You say: ‘I feel all alone’

God says: I will never leave you or forsake you

 

Is That So

Once upon a time, there was a farmer in the central region of China. He didn’t have a lot of money and, instead of a tractor; he used an old horse to plough his field.

One afternoon, while working in the field, the horse dropped dead.

Everyone in the village said, “Oh, what a horrible thing to happen.” The farmer said simply, “Is that so.”

He was so at peace and so calm, that everyone in the village got together and, admiring his attitude, gave him a new horse as a gift.

Everyone’s reaction now was, “What a lucky man.” And the farmer said, “Is that so.”

A couple days later, the new horse jumped a fence and ran away. Everyone in the village shook their heads and said, “What a poor fellow!” The farmer smiled and said, “Is that so.”

Eventually, the horse found his way home, and everyone again said, “What a fortunate man.”

The farmer said, “Is that so.”

Later in the year, the farmer’s young boy went out riding on the horse and fell and broke his leg.

Everyone in the village said, “What a shame for the poor boy.” The farmer said, “Is that so.”

Two days later, the army came into the village to draft new recruits. When they saw that the farmer’s son had a broken leg, they decided not to recruit him.

Everyone said, “What a fortunate young man.” The farmer smiled again – and said “Is that so.”