Monthly Archives: February 2007

RM800,000 spent, but no sign of sports centre works

Not a blade of grass has been cut, nor a single pile driven for the proposed Malaysian High Performance Sports Training Centre in Brickendonbury in Hertfordshire, UK, but almost RM1 million of public funds has already been spent. On top

Posted in jijik, kosong, najib

PAC proposes oversight panel to prevent wastage of public funds

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) wants a cabinet committee set up to oversee privatised companies and projects to ensure efficient use of billions of ringgit in public funds. Its chairman Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad made the call after a

Posted in bernas, shahrir

Is the UK High Performance Sports a waste of tax money ?

  … how did those involved in the project arrive at a figure of £10 million (RM69 million)? Were the figures picked out of thin air or were they actual figures based on estimates provided by the consultants? Surely converting an

Posted in khayal, kosong, najib

High-performance centre for Malaysian athletes in London a non-starter?

  The government’s plans to convert the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre in Brickendonbury, Hertfordshire, outside London into a high-performance centre for our athletes has hit a brick wall. Or for that matter, may end up as a non-starter. Despite

Posted in kosong, najib

These people don’t want to work, they don’t want to learn

An average of 85.37% of projects given to bumiputra contractors had “flowed” to those of other communities, a Works Ministry survey done last year showed.  This was revealed by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at a dinner

Posted in badawi, bernas, NEP

Malaysian spin on economy sparks poll talk

Malaysia’s media has been trumpeting good news about the economy, and that is stoking speculation of an early election this year. The mainstream media, which generally cheers the administration, went to town last week with a slew of upbeat stories

Posted in BN government, kosong

Samy explains the RM70million repair bill : 18m x 2 + 8m + ?

Consultant fees and additional work have pushed up the cost of repairing the RM120mil Middle Ring Road Two by almost four times.  Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the initial repair cost was RM18mil but because of the

Posted in khayal, kosong, samy vellu
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