BREAKING NEWS! . . . Malaysia Airlines nasi lemak at RM150 per serving BIG RIPOFF . . .

Malaysia Airlines nasi lemak at RM150 per serving BIG RIPOFF . . .

Malaysia Airlines has 20K suppliers, others no more than 2K.

Tony Fernandes,

Malaysian Airlines used to charge RM150 per serving for nasi lemak.

After a fuss in Parliament, it was reduced to RM75 per serving.

German CEO Christoph Mueller reduced it further to RM45 per serving when he was running Malaysia Airlines. It should not be anything more than the RM25 per serving at 5 Star international chain hotels. Budget airline AirAsia charges only RM10 per serving for nasi lemak, up from RM7 after many years.

Nasi lemak isn’t Malay. It’s Indian along with rojak, ABC, cendol and roti canai.

Mueller was allegedly kicked out from Malaysia Airlines after he told the media that the 20K suppliers, obviously politically connected “makan atas angin” hole in the wall affairs, would be reduced to 2K as in other airlines. Malaysia Airlines denied that he was forced to resign.

Corruption . . .

Nasi lemak shows the extent of bribery, corruption, and inflated gov’t contracts and money laundering in Malusia.

Corruption is the act of making everything one touches to go bad. Corruption isn’t confined to just giving and taking as claimed by MACC under the MACC Act.

The M’sia Boleh Mantra reportedly coined by Mahathir covers a multitude of sins.

Gov’t contracts are allegedly going for double, triple and even up to ten times what it should cost the tax payer. Restaurants in M’sia have emulated this syndrome in cheat Bills.

The one km rail link between KLIA2 and KLIA, for example, cost RM100m. It was revealed in Parliament.

Inflated gov’t contracts was a system reportedly created by Mahathir. The MACC does not do due diligence on inflated gov’t contracts.

Bank Negara does not pursue money laundering cases arising from inflated gov’t contracts.

IRB does not pursue such contracts or political donations.

Former Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman admitted in court that he collected RM380m in political donations. We don’t know whether IRB pursued the case after Musa Aman was freed on 46 corruption charges.

Malaysiakini, in a malusiakini moment, was fined RM500K by the Federal Court for facilitating contempt of court by five subscribers on the Musa Aman and other cases. Apparently, one businessman paid the RM500K fine. Other subscribers reportedly also contributed from RM10 and upwards.

We don’t know whether Bank Negara pursued the Musa Aman case for money laundering.

Money laundering has been defined in international law as having assets far in excess of what can be accumulated legitimately over a lifetime. This is a wonderful definition, a novel development in law which can nab all those named in the Pandora Papers from M’sia and elsewhere.

Such assets can be frozen, seized and forfeited by the state by civil action.

Criminal suits would only be instituted if the civil action is challenged.

The DoJ got back billions for M’sia.

The courts here have been returning loot to the suspected thieves because the AGC could not prove, in criminal cases, that they were from 1MDB.

So far, the court in M’sia hasn’t recovered even one sen from money launderers.

What about civil action on money laundering?

Mahathir and Family, who keep calling Najib thief, should be dragged to justice for money laundering which includes hijacking pink share forms in publicly listed companies. These shares are meant for ordinary Orang Asal, Orang Asli and also Malay (they masquerade as Bumiputera by gov’t policy).

Let’s see how your good friend Vinod Sekhar fares on his money laundering case.

I remember that Mahathir decreed, as Chairman of FIMA, that only Malay stationary suppliers can deal with FIMA. Also, they can charge 10 per cent more than the market price.

I was with FIMA at that time as Statistical Assistant. I was seated outside Mahathir’s room. He used to stare at me. I used to stare at him.

I was the only Indian in FIMA. I asked HR about it. One day, the HR called me and showed all the Applications that came in. Apparently, no Indian applied.

It was Mahathir who advised the civil service to throw away Applications from non-Malay, according to Penang DCM II P. Ramasamy in his PhD study. The university kicked him out as a lecturer. He joined DAP.

The rest is history.

Luckily, AirAsia does not throw away Applications from non-Malay. Otherwise, despatch boy Kugan Tangiisuran would never have become pilot after failing his English language exam ten times. I remember you say about the ten times before a public gathering where Mahathir and wife was present.

Mahathir was glaring at you. He’s a glarer. The wife, also Kaka (Malayalee Muslim) like Mahathir, looked embarassed. He never expected you — one quarter Malayalee I believe from your maternal grandfather — to succeed with AirAsia when he was trying to scam you by dumping RM20m DRB-Hicom debts on you. No bank in Malusia, except Sabah Bank, would give you a loan. Luckily, advance ticket sales brought in loans from European banks after full support from AirBus.

Don’t forget to give full refund in the form of travel credits, valid for three years, to passengers.

Never mind about the court agreeing on 0.5 per cent refund after accepting the passengers were creditors.

Letter of the law . . .

The court in M’sia, like the legal fraternity, allegedly belabours in the delusion that the letter of the law remains the sum total of the rule of law.

Apparently, it does not adopt a wide latitude in interpretation and instead puts on blinkers. That’s one reason that we don’t see novel developments in law, declared as landmark rulings.

In the rule of law, the basis of the Constitution, there’s greater emphasis on the spirit of the law, read with the letter of the law.

If based on the spirit of the law, malusiakini (sorry, typo error, I mean malaysiakini) would not be fined RM500K which they didn’t have. The Directors could have been jailed if they didn’t turn to the public with begging bowl in hand.

The letter of the law, by itself, isn’t law at all. There’s no democracy. It’s dictatorship under rule BY law i.e. rule BY Man or the law of the jungle where anything goes as in China. They make up stories as they go along.

The spirit of the law can be seen in the INTENTION of the framers of the Constitution and MA’63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963), the INTENTION of Parliament, the INTENTION of the Founding Fathers in the Borneo Territories, North Borneo and Sarawak, on Malaysia (not Malusia, M’sia Boleh bla bla bla) and the principles in law in case law.

Opinion isn’t law. Only the court can declare law.

Parliament makes laws. It can’t declare them.

Administrative laws . . .

Administrative Laws — gov’t policies — are not law. They can be challenged by Judicial Review.

Judicial Review in M’sia isn’t like that in England where the court goes into the merits of Applications after considering whether gov’t policies were unfair.

In M’sia, the court may not consider whether gov’t policies were unfair.

It allegedly puts on blinkers and dismisses judicial review cases if the gov’t has complied with its own procedures. That’s how the Herald, the Catholic weekly, lost the Allah case.

The Church reportedly filed 300 pages on Allah. The court probably saw no reason to read it.

It’s said that it’s extremely difficult to win judicial review cases in M’sia if the gov’t has complied with its own procedures.

In that case, fair or unfair, the court allegedly may not look at the Merits of judicial review Applications.

In the UK, Parliament can only pass 60 to 70 Acts a year. This isn’t enough.

So, the gov’t gazettes about 2K administrative laws a year, all subject to judicial review.

In the UK, there’s no guarantee that the gov’t will win judicial review cases.

In M’sia, so far Parliament has only passed a maximum 34 Acts a year.

Hence, the gov’t gazettes thousands of administrative laws a year, all subject to judicial review.

There’s no guarantee in M’sia that anyone can win judicial reviews.

In fact, it’s more likely that the gov’t will win all. The ridiculous 51 per cent ruling for the freight forwarding industry is a case in point.

So, we don’t see many judicial review cases in M’sia. Parliament has failed to probe the reasons behind this phenomenon.

Already, the people have lost their sovereignty. The Ismail Sabri gov’t does not the consent of the governed. There’s no legitimacy.

Yet, that didn’t prevent Anwar Ibrahim from forging an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Ismail Sabri. Anwar, like Mahathir, has no principles.

Vaccination programme . . .

Viruses can only spread through movement and the hands touching the mouth, nose and eyes.

The virus resides in the hands, surfaces and air.

Only vaccinated people are allowed to fly. That means only vaccinated people are spreading the virus from country to country.

This is the proverbial smoking gun on vaccination.

Earlier, the gov’t claimed that unvaccinated people were spreading the virus to the vaccinated people.

Does that mean that vaccinated people, infected by the unvaccinated, will not infect other vaccinated people?

Fikir fikirkan lah!

The gov’t has been caught with its pants down on vaccination. M’sia spent billions on vaccines. Parliament should probe the vaccination programme.

re Omicron for AirAsia . . .

We know from biology that it’s not possible for Omicron to be more deadly than Delta and Delta Plus. There’s no extra energy. Energy cannot be created, nor destroyed, but only transferred and transformed.

Delta variants were not more deadly than the other variants of concern viz. alpha, beta and gamma.

The Delta variants were more contagious than the other VoC.

It’s unlikely that Omicron will be more contagious than the Delta variants.

Variants emerge during reproduction by the virus through replication.

If there are enough errors during copy pasting, a new variant emerges.

There are two kinds of errors viz. deadliness and how contagious.

Deadliness means how soon infection gets to category 5 i.e. the need for ventilators.

Contagious means how fast it spreads i.e. the largest number of infections possible within the shortest time.

Stay at home. If in public, observe SOP.

Avoid crowding. It’s crowding that increases the viral load i.e. the number of virus particles in the body. High viral load will show up as symptoms.

Human beings are genetically programmed to live until 120 years.

Those who go before 120 years probably become ghosts until their time is up. So, if Mahathir for example goes before 120 years, he will continue to haunt us. That will show up in Malay politics. Anwar Ibrahim will be another ghost haunting us.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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