Saturday, November 21, 2009

THE COW – WILL IT RAISE A FUROR?

Interestingly, I read Star Online today showing a photo of PM Najib Tun Razak viewing a lorry load of cows that are to be slaughtered during Adiladha, and to be distributed to mosques and madrasahs throughout the Pekan parliamentary constituency, of which the Najib is its elected representative.

The news report also says that a total of 427 head of cows and 3 camels will be slaughtered, and that surely cost a lot of money. By merely looking at the photo of Najib stroking the head of a cow in the lorry, it give me the impression that maybe the entire lot, or could it be just that particular cow, be borne at his personal expense.

This reminds me of the case last year where Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was alleged to have used public money, other than his own, to purchase a number of cows to be slaughtered during Adiladha. I remembered the furor created by this incident and the media frenzy that was to last several weeks.

This time around, and with Najib’s photo stroking the head of a cow, are we likely to witness another furor and media frenzy alleging Najib of using public money to buy the load of cows for Adiladha? Certainly, Khalid had learnt his lessons and is most unlikely to be captured on photo stroking the head of a cow, or be even near a cow.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

49 comments:

mohd idris bin hassan said...

Dato'
You must surely jest if you believe there will be another furor and media frenzy if the PM buys the cows for Adiladha. What media? What is Rais Yatim there for?!!!!!

komando said...

NO WAY THE PM HAS SO MANY COWS TO BUY COWS FOR HIM TO SEND BACK TO HIS KAMPONG !

abdulhalimshah said...

Dato',
Most probably the lorry load of cows destined for the mosques and suraus in his constituency of Pekan could either be bought from his pocket or from the allocation for his Parliamentary constituency.
Or is it just the cow's head that he touched only that he paid for through his own pocket.

FMZam said...

abdulhalimshah,

kalau Najib keluar duit dari poket dia sekalipun, walau duit tu duit gaji dia sekalipun, tetap duit haram kalau selama ni duit gaji dia tak berusik dalam bank setiap bulan sebab dia ada duit lain yang dia makan dari sumber haram, duit gaji yang tak terusik itu pun jadi duit haram.

orang yang ikhlas kalau nak sedekah tak akan bermegah2 nak tunjuk pada orang, inikan pulak masuk berita, itu pun kita dah nampak macamana tak ikhlasnya sedekah si Najib ni.

budaya orang melayu nama aja Islam tapi bab menunjuk-nunjuk apa jenis Islam ni?

EAGLE said...

Sound great Dato'
Najib has so much to Korban but don't forget Rosmah is also part of it.So much money!!!
Hypocrites!!! all along.

maurice said...

Dear Dato,

If we want to make any meaningful headway in our crusade against corruption much more need to be done rather than just by posting and commenting on this blog.

May I suggest you take the lead to do the following things:

1. Form a Mind No Evil Club (or any other name) to gather supporters from folks out there.This will be a litmus test to see whether we have supporters to our cause.

2. Lobby with the Minister of Defence to adopt the suggestion by the President of Malaysian Transparency International for Ministries to adopt the Transparency Agreement with their contractors.If adopted by the Minister of Defence, companies doing business with Mindef will have to sign a Transparency Agreement with Mindef to be transparent in their business dealings and not to corrupt Mindef officials in whatever form and manner.

Lets do something substantial rather than just commenting and talking about it.

Thank you.

komando said...

Muarice, we sure can try and maybe wait till all the PREGNANT Cows Come HOME!

Wishful thinking....the Minister ain't got no power lah..tak akan tak tau!

Siapa KAH dia nak cadang kat PM...you think PM nak buta buta buat kerja buta!

Habis lah kontrak depa !!!!

Mana boleh cari makan - SALING TAK ERTI ?????
BIG MAMA WILL "SUNAT: THE DEF MINISTER FOR SURE!

ALWAYS POSITIVE YES, I LIKE YOUR STYLE BUT WE LIVE A REALISTIC WORLD MAURICE AND WE KNOW WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT!

KALAU DUK MIMPI SAHAJA TIDAK AKAN JADI DAH!

TENGOK 6 EKOR YANG KENA TANKAP DI JOHOR...SIAPA DEPA...MACAI AJE...MANA TAIKOH NYA..TAK PERNAH DI HUKUM PUN....

SEMUA MELAYU MUDAH LUPA...TUN MM CAKAP BUKAN SAYA!

ADA FAHAM!

KALAU CM CELAKA & MELAKA - BOLEH LEPAS DAN MASIH CM !
CARL JAMES - LEPAS DAN JADI KETUA KERA !

APA MAU CAKAP LAGI?

RASUAH ITU DITERIMA PAKAI OLEH UMNO ....FULL STOP UNLESS FOOLS SAY PREGNANT COWS AND FLY FASTER THAN FIGHTER JETS!

UNLESS MAURICE YOU ARE MADE THE NEXT DEF MINISTER/FIN MINISTER ...GOOD LUCK TO YOU....

FMZam said...

Hello maurice,

This blog and all blogs are anytime meaningful because bloggers now rule! And blogs will go on while you maurice can go on with whatever you may suggest but blogging will keep going on, the voice will keep be sounded and be heard by the masses until 2012 or until people is extinct.

And corruption is not only in Mindef where as far as we all know our government is a RASUAH TEGAR one and Defence Minister and all other ministers are part of this government.

Go on Dato with what maurice suggests but whatever you do, keep this blog intact for fighting corruption for you sure know how damning is this blog now to the those corrupt in Mindef so much so this blog is painful to them all. That's why they wish this blog is closed like they did to Wira Damai and I am not suggesting that in a way maurice is trying to do the same diplomatically as always.

Only to those corrupt generals and their cronies who say we are writing about them with bad intent, but why must they fear our words if they are not guilty? I remember you suggest it maurice long ago that let what we say here be dealt with by legal means, so why not let it be that way?

Don't you all realised that in a way this blog had impacted some drastic decision made by MAT recently?

This blog is getting more and more people from the military talking bravely and many more are reading, including people the world over because blog is a global reaching thing.

Whatever you do maurice, do it but this blog stays! The only thing that the corrupt generals can make the crusaders so demoralised to death is by closing this blog. We will always remember that.

maurice said...

Dear Dato, Komando and FMZam,

I am not used to the idea of just talking but not doing anything.Not the least in mind for Dato Arshad to neglect this blog.This blog should stay to be a strong sound board against corruption in the military and other agencies in Malaysia.

I am more inclined on matching words with deeds.The idea of Transparency Agreement between Mindef and its contractors should not be cast aside.I don't believe the situation is that bad with the Defence Minister as described by Komando that he is unable to do anything at all about corruption in Mindef.

He is the political leader there and therefore he should be brave to attack the the negative culture in Mindef.Leaders must have ideas otherwise you might as well just be a follower.The Transparency Agreement between Mindef and defence contractors if implemented by Mindef would show to the nation that the government is serious about eridicating corruption.

Dato may I suggest that you should also convince the Defence Minister to include severe penalty clauses in the Transparency Agreement in order to deter potential culprits.If you are serious about fighting corruption in Mindef let's do it.I think the Defence Minister will be just too happy to see you.

Let's help Mindef and the military with useful and constructive ideas.

maurice said...

Dear FMZAM,

I wish you could elaborate the news about MAT taking into account the postings and comments of this blog in its deliberation.It would be good to know our efforts have not been wasted.

maurice said...

Dear Dato,

The Mind No Evil blog could potential be a big NGO with the correct strategy.

People are fed-up with the rampant corruption taking place around them.They need a apolitical leadership with which they can identify and lend support.The people have given-up fighting corruption through political parties.All political parties are the same, sooner or later corruption is the name of the game.Political parties cannot be trusted to eradicate corruption.

People like you could provide the much-needed leadership.With your leadership the Mind-No-Evil could be transformed into a civil movement just like Martin Lurther King with the Civil Rights Movement and Nelson Mandela with the Ant- Arpatheid Movement.These are big dream with big sacrifices.

We need not travel that far.Our objective is to galvanise the civil society to reject corruption.Change is not possible without active action.Activists are needed to stir the people.

maurice said...

Dear Dato,

Just stumbled on the Yahoo News about British reviews on Britain's involvement in Iraq war.It seems they had convened two Public Reviews so far with the 3rd Public Review still ongoing.In the latest Public Review one military commander complained of poor planning and equipment which resulted in his soldiers having only 5 rounds of ammunition at one specific time and radios not working in hot environment.The morale of the story is that information flow easily in any Public Inquiry when tasked to examine failures in the system.

Likewise our Minister of Defence should change the current practice of each Service having the prerogative to conduct their own Board of Investigation to conduct a particular disaster such as the the recent loss of KD Inderapura, the crashing of Pilatus, the crashing of the NURIs, the death of the paratroopers in the last LIMA etc etc. Rather unsure whether the real truth really surface when the Board of Investigation is under the direct control of the Service Chief concerned.When truths are suppressed we lost the opportunity to learn the proper lessons from the disasater and hence the organization will miss the opportunity to put things right and be better the next time.

May I suggest Dato you take the opportunity to float the idea with the Minister of Defence for any major military disaster coming fom the Army/RMN/RMAF the Minister of Defence should conduct a Public Review in similar fashion to the British way of doing things.The Public Review should be headed by a knowledgeable and man of integrity assisted by others including officers from the Service concerned.The findings of the Public Review should be made public.

The public has the right to know whether negligence and inefficiecy are the causes of a particular disaster as it directly affects the state our miitary readiness.

Dato let's help Mindef and the military with useful and constructive ideas.

Thank you.

Mokhtar Stork said...

Holy Cow! Holy Shit! Often it depends on who you are. It borders on sanity and insanity. If someone pays for you to do Hajj it becomes a crime, but if you receive a whole lot of motivated hampers, I guess its ok.

maurice said...

To Military Commanders,

It is a 'win-win' situation for the Army/RMAF/RMN to have Public Inquiry rather than their own Board of Investigation on matters affecting respective Service.

We know disasters/accidents are caused by a multitude of factors such as neligence, lack of training, poor maintenance, inferior and defective weapons/system.Some of these factors can be attributed to corruption and lack of financial support by the KSU and MOF.So in a Public Inquiry environment these unseen hands in the failure of the military can be exposed for public view and consumption.

Please ponder and consider the Public Inquiry suggestion for there are more plusses than minusses.In the age of transparency and full governance we have to change our mindset and the way we work in order to protect respective Service interest.

Minta maaf kalau menyinggung perasaan saudara.

Thank you.

eli said...

RASUAH amalan kita.....Dahulu, Sekarang dan Selama-lamanya.

komando said...

Maurice I salute your very noble ideas and ideals...yes you are a very passionate and positive thinking person....BUT

The BIG BUTT is are they willing to really listen to us and CHANGE...change at all levels and at all stages ????

For this gormen to change the big brother UMNO must CHANGE..!

OTHERWISE MAURICE....WE WILL ALL STILL TALK TILL ALL THE PREGNANT COWS FLIES HOME WITH THE FIGHTER JETS ALONGSIDE IT....

PHEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

arieeff said...

Sorry Gentleman, this might not be the proper forum to announce that
"Capt Azwan Kapt Azwan (RRD) MINDEF, Cawangan Sumber Manusia (baru berkhidmat lebih kurang 6 tahun) meninggal dalam kemalangan jalanraya pada 22 Nov 2009 di hospital Serdang, jenazah telah selamat dikebumikan di Kuala Muda Kedah pada 23 Nov 2009. Kemalangan berlaku di sekitar equine park dekat pasar borong selangor, arwah baru ambik moto dalam lebih kurang 2 bulan.
Innalillah... Al-Fatehah dan salam takziah buat keluarga arwah."

ArshadRaji said...

Dear Maurice,

You brought out some exciting comments/proposals. I will try and pass these on to the relevant authorities. Let's see what their responses will be. Thanks.

ArshadRaji said...

Saudara Arieeff,

Terima kasih kerana mengunakan blog saya ini bagi menyampaikan berita kematian saudara Kapt Azuan. Alfatihah.

maurice said...

Dato,

You are most welcome.Rgds.

maurice said...

Dear Komando,

Thank you for your comments and observation.

Yes I agree with you, it is not easy to change an imbedded work culture.

But I will not give up to give my comments in support of the crusade.

komando said...

Dear Maurice...we will continue to bark, talk and blabber till all the pregnant cows comes home to deliver the CALVES ALL AT ONE TIME YEAH !

WHAT THE SAY THE YOU ?

HOPE PAK CHAD WILL BRING FORTH THE FOLLOWING STORIES soon:

1. BY ELECTIONS - KEDAH - APPEAL COURTS OVER TURNED the DECISION OF THE HIGH COURTS!

2. THE LATEST TBH CASE !

3. SELANGOR - BUKIT ANTARABANGSA JKR (JANGAN KERJA RAJIN) REPORTS!

4. MCA - ERECTION DYSFUNCTION !

5. PI BALA's FILES !

HOPEFULLY...TQ.

ismeth said...

dato'

PM sedekah lembu di kawasan Parlimennya sendiri...beli dengan duit peruntukan parlimennya..untuk org parlimennya...tanpa pilih sama ada umno, pas atau PR..ditampung dengan duit PM sendiri..posting dato' pasal hal ini seolah-olah mencambahkan bibit-bibit fitnah..sengaja ...dan memang sengaja cuba mengelirukan orang ramai...berbeza dengan MB selangor..dia ambik peruntukan Selangor...buat korban lembu di parlimen Bdr Tun Razak..duit kawasan lain utk org lain..dan utk FMZam..hati kamu penuh dengan hasad dengki...dendam kesumat..semoga tuhan membakar rumah kamu....

ismeth said...

dato'

laporkanlah pada SPRM pasal korban lembu PM ini...jgn cuba sebarkan fitnah...adu domba..tidak elok...itupun kalau dato' berani le..kalau ada asasnya...dan jgn cakap SPRM tidak berani siasat PM ..hmmm.....

FMZam said...

Ismeth,

Sepatutnya kamu berjuang bersama orang melawan rasuah tapi kamu berdoa untuk melindung jeneral rasuah. Kenapa kamu tak doakan istana jeneral2 rasuah yang dibina dengan duit haram tu dibakar Tuhan? termasuk rumah kamu sebab kamu menyokong rasuah? Rumah2 haram jeneral2 rasuahlah sepatutnya terbakar kalau Tuhan nak bakar sebab Tuhan itu adil bukan macam kamu yang lebih suka bersekongkol menolong orang yang rasuah. Saya tak ada rumah Ismeth jadi kamu baik doalah yang lain keatas saya kalau kamu lah yang lebih busuk dan buta hati. Semoga Tuhan akan menterbalikkan doa kamum itu keatas diri kamu dan keluarga kamu, amin!

Dan saya tak takut dengan doa kamu kerana saya yakin saya buat perkara yang betul mendedahkan rasuah Mael Polin dan konco2nya. Kalau kamu nak tau sangat saya cabar kamu pilihlah tempat dan masa untuk meneliti fail laporan saya lengkap dengan bukti. Itulah sebabnya saya berani bila2 dan dimana saja untuk menyelar jeneral rasuah Mael Polin tu seumur hidup saya.

Kamu ni baru masuk blog kamu tak baca apa selama ni orang bincang pasal SPRM dalam blog ni dan pandai pulak nak mengata Dato' Arshad mengapi-api orang. Ini blog lah bukan tempat untuk kamu bagi syarahan macam cikgu tadika. Kamulah yang patutnya insaf kerana orang macam kamu masih tak sedar siapa dan apa sepatutnya kamu lakukan sesuatu yang betul sekali dalam hidup ini.

DO THE RIGHT THING ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME ismeth bukan membabi buta taat setia kepada jeneral2 rasuah. Kalau kamu nak sangat satu bintang dibahu kamu, buat cara lain lah, jangan nak mengampu kat dalam blog.

komando said...

Ismeth the RAMD Kol ke?

Hope you get a good star!
Saying the right thing and doing the right thing!
Make sure you brush your teeth also!

LIES are made into truth and yet you can't see it!
This country needs more Generals like you!

GOOD LUCK TO THE RAMD. ARMY, ATM AND THE COUNTRY!
How come you pass OCS ?
I wonder?

komando said...

Isemth when you do make it to be a General, hope you can make changes for this ARMY and Country!

Pak Chad got no time for small rats like you, me and FMZ has lots of time and energy for you!

Have you forgotten the term "LEMBU"...why so forgetful?

Dalam istilah LEMBU - semua tahu adalah.."orang yang suka tolong orang!":

DIA BAGI DUIT, HADIAH, BUNGA,
CONDO,MAKAN, FREE GOLF, FREE HAMPERS, FREE TRIPS, FREE KARAOKE, FREE CHINA DOLLS...ALL FREE MASSAGE ALSO !

So please do not play stupid and dumb?

TS Khalid used the money to give back to his rakyat...even the Sultan of Selangor says he appreciates the gesture!

Who are you to say THAT the Tuanku is WRONG!???

ARE YOU A SELANGOREAN?
FAT HOPES YOU WILL EVER GET YOUR DATUKSIHP FROM SELANGOR IF YOU MAKE IT TO BE A GENERAL!

PRAY YOUR STARS ARE COMING OTHERWISE JADI SUPERSTAR SAHAJA LAH
BUAT DRAMA!

TIDAK BAIK SURUH ALLAH BAKAR RUMAH ORANG...NANTI HANG KENA APA MACAM?

Kamal Sanusi said...

Dear Dato

Having noted all comments posted in your "The Cow - Will It Raise A Furor?" I would concluded that only Beer-N leaders can have all the cows for this Hari Raya Korban.

If you are in oppositions parties, despite having the cows with your own clean pocket monies, you must prepare for a visit by MACC who is also a specie of cow.

As for the current military commanders, I do respect them for their rank only not for the person who are now seen to be more politician than being a committed and good military officer as to compare with those in the old days.

Same situation in politic, the higher position or rank you are, the more money you can make on top of your salary.

No wonder people are saying more military personnel nowadays die because of accident and drug.

Salam Aidil Adha...

komando said...

Dear Dato Pak Chad, another good story about the great TOYOL of Selangor, maybe you can shed more light:

"PROJEK KAPUR HUTAN SELANGOR".

Projek pemulihan hutan yang diwar-warkan bekas Menteri Besar Dr Khir Toyo boleh membawa keuntungan RM800 juta kepada negeri Selangor dalam masa 20 tahun sebenarnya hanya mampu menjana tidak lebih dari RM500 ribu sahaja.

Projek usahasama Perbadanan Kemajuan Pertanian Selangor dan syarikat swasta ini dibuat dengan hasrat untuk mengimbangi pembangunan fizikal dan alam sekitar, namun bukan sahaja projek ini tidak menguntungkan kerajaan negeri, sebaliknya ia menjadi lapahan syarikat-syarikat kroni Umno-BN.

Kejadian ini didedahkan fail Akta Rahsia Rasmi yang dibuka Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim hari ini. Bercakap kepada media selepas sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri, Khalid berkata butiran perjanjian yang di dalangi Dr Khir Toyo ini hanya menguntungkan syarikat-syarikat swasta semata-mata.

“Lebih daripada 5,000 hektar hutan telah dibuka antaranya Bukit Tarek, Rantau Panjang, Hutam Simpan Jeloh dan Bukit Belata. Syarikat-syarikat swasta telah diberi hutan-hutan ini," kata Khalid.

"Mengikut kenyataan kerajaan sebelum ini, dia dah janji nak bagi hutan kepada syarikat-syarikat terbabit. Pada tahun 2001, Khir bin Toyo berkata PKPS dijangka mengaut keuntungan RM800 juta dari hasil kayu-balak, hasil pajakan tanah dan royalti," tegas Khalid.

Dokumen sulit ini mendedahkan empat projek ini dimeterai antara 2001 hingga 2007, membabitkan tanah seluas 11,000 hektar. Kawasan tanah hutan simpan ini dibahagi-bahagikan dan dipajakkan selama 50 hingga 60 tahun kepada 11 syarikat swasta untuk projek penanaman semula hutan dengan kayu-kayan komersil seperti Jati, Sentang dan Getah.

Khalid berkata dokumen-dokumen ini menunjukkan corak bagaimana projek usahasama diagihkan kepada sekelompok kecil manusia, yang melalui syarikat yang berbeza, turut merebut projek-projek lain.

Bahkan sebahagian dari projek-projek sebegini rupa disalurkan kepada syarikat yang tidak aktif, yang dari pengamatan tokoh korporat ini, tidak mempunyai kepakaran untuk menjalankan projek perhutanan semula.

Pemimpin Umno yang disebut sebagai pengarah di syarikat-syarikat terbabit ketika perjanjian dimeterai adalah bekas Menteri Pertanian Tan Sri Sanusi Junid dan Adun Sementa Datuk Abdul Rahman Palil.

“Khir Toyo nak gantikan hutan ni dengan pokok getah tetapi setengah syarikat terbabit pula tak pernah tahu tanam pokok getah kerana mereka tidak berkemampuan untuk menanam getah. Apa yang syarikat Guthrie boleh peroleh pada harga dua ringgit, tetapi di tangan syarikat-syarikat ini, benih getah yang mereka peroleh mencecah RM25 ringgit," ujar Khalid.

Khalid berkata ketelusan melindungi wang pembayar cukai dan berharap pendedahan ini dapat mendidik rakyat betapa pentingnya Akta Kebebasan Maklumat supaya semua pemimpin politik lebih bertanggungjawab dalam melaksanakan tugas.


I GUESS THE HANTU CANNOT SHIT NOW! OR THE HANTU NEVER SHITS, MORE SHIT GOING TO HIT THE FAN I GUESS!

THE HANTU IS DEAD OR FOREVER DEAD?
OR HE NEVER DIES?

OR HE HAS A SAVIOUR ?

komando said...

MR.KAMAL SANUSI

More soldiers and officers die from accidents and drugs because there is no MORE enemy TO FIGHT ALL the CT's....& Chin Peng has retired and waiting to DIE..

HE CANNOT DIE IN MALAYSIA
HE CAN DIE ELSEWHERE !
HIS BODY IS CHINA MADE..HIS BRAINS JAPANESE MADE....HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE MALAYAN MADE BUT LOST...FAT HOPES !

More serviceman are caught for crimes and they become sexual perverts...INCEST...worst than Animals types.

Well bad leaders lead bad soldiers..there are no bad soldiers but :"REAL BAD LEADERS AND BAD OFFICERS THAT WE HAVE TODAY AS COMMANDERS!"

PLEASE god bless this country & hope and pray there is no WAR...

OTHERWISE ALL THOSE CORRUPTED GENERALS & OFFICERS WILL ALL JUMP SHIP AND RUN WITH THEIR UMNO CROOKS/WARLORDS/CRIMINALS !

abdul halim said...

ismeth kamu ni salah tempat nak bercakap pergilah masuk blog 1 M baru dapat habuan. he..he...he...

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,holy cows !!..sorry no offence meant for my fellow indian friends but this cow-shit issue does indeed opens up a can of worms too !!
,,,am sure there are many other cans of worms too ??..or rather snakes from the looks of it ??.
,,,guess we live life to the fullest when we live for a worthy cause, you are just doing fine dato !. Keep up the pressure, am sure they are feeling it ??. YES mindNoEvil..haha nail it where it counts. you have my support.

ismeth said...

salam semua..

berdegar-degar semua sembang pasal rasuah...bagus le...sy pun benci rasuah..tapi ada ke cukup setakat sembang kat sini?...laporkanlah...sy cabar...laporkanlah kpd SPRM...sebab dah muak sy dengar...pasal bab rasuah je kembali kepada RAMD...walaupun ada segelintir...diakui...tapi ada ke laporan dibuat?..utk makluman...sy bukan kol ismet...bukan...sama sekali bukan...sy adalah sy..jgn nak babitkan kol ismet plak..dia takde kene mengena...tak pasal-pasal dia kena kutuk...maaf kalau FMZam terasa..dan kepada semua..saya minta maaf..

ismeth said...

yang saya baran sgt ...bab rasuah je ..RAMD..kalau nak serang dan marah individu...teruskan...tapi jgn sentuh RAMD..jgn sebab nila setitik habis kelambu dibakar...rasional le bro..TAAT SETIA..

ismeth said...

FMZam..

kamu kata duit PM haram?...ada bukti ke?...tak baik cakap mcm tu...fitnah..kesian kamu...semua yang bercakap di dalam blog ni?...pikir dulu...jgn suka main ikut sedap je..kalau tidak betul fitnah...kalau betul...laporkan SPRM..kalau berani le...bagi yang tak berani....kesiannnnn.....

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maurice said...

Would like to share the following info on M4 Rifle problems from Strategy website:


"U.S. Army Agrees That The M-4 Sucks

November 25, 2009: The U.S. Army has finally addressed years of complaints about the M-4 and M-16 assault rifles. The M-4 is a short barrel M-16, and has become very popular with the troops.

The army has asked the Department of Defense for permission to spend a few hundred million dollars on upgrades for its 400,000 M-4 assault rifles. The big change is replacing the main portion of the rifle with a new component that contains a short stroke piston gas system (to reduce buildup of carbon inside the rifle) and a heavier (by five ounces) barrel (which reduces barrel failure from too much heat, which happens when several hundred rounds are fired within a few minutes.)


The army is also making three other changes, as part of the M-4 component replacement. There will be improved trigger pull characteristics, a stronger (less likely to fail) rail on the top of the rifle (for fitting scopes and other accessories), ambidextrous controls (to make life easier for lefties) and a round counter (in the pistol grip) to track the number of bullets fired over the lifetime of the rifle (makes for better data on how rifles perform over time, and for scheduling the replacement of components.)"

Comments:

ATM bought the M4 and chucked out the Steyr rifle in double quick time.

No need to panic with the latest U.S Army problems with the M4.

Suggest the Minister of Defence form a Public Inquiry to examine the reasons, circumstances, what studies had been made on the M4, offsets programmes, the cost to the taxpayers, the loss of the Steyr Rifle manufacturing technology (which we had paid Austria close to RM800 mil) to get the truth out for public view and consumption.

Dato the ball is at your feet.

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FMZam said...

Ismeth,

Biar saya tanya kamu macam ni pulak, kamu kata duit PM tak haram ke? kamu ada bukti duit tu tak haram? susah kan nak bukti sebab mana ada orang rasuah kata dia rasuah kan? Tapi boleh nampak kan dari gaya hidup, kemewahan dan kehebatan dan kuasa dia?

You tau tak Ismeth, dalam askar ni ada jeneral yang ada affair dengan staf, kaki main pungkoq, dah dilapor pada risik bertubi2 pun tetap lepas tak ada apa jadi sebab dia gunakan kuasa. Orang macam tu pun boleh jadi jeneral, so you bayangkanlah.

Jebat2 said...

Sdr FMZam/
In this world you can do anything,everything is right...you are wrong only when you are caught,itu pun it needs to be proven in court.Take it easy and enjoy your days...Don't stress yourself unnecessary!!!

Jebat2 said...

sebab itu lah mereka jadi General because they are smart...not like you!!!

FMZam said...

You're right Jebat2, they are semak and that's why they are nothing than just jeneral semak samun. Itu takdir mereka untuk dapat jadi jeneral, so we accept their fate to be generals, but then you too must accept that I was fated to do what I did to them. Any problem with that?

komando said...

There is a very old saying, they became Generals becos the joined the army & all the other services earlier then US!

Not becos the are SMART!

Just like Gen Norman S....of the first Iraqi Gulf War, he was asked why do you talk in general terms only,asked a reporter blindly!

He replied: "It is because I AM A GENERAL AND I DO NOT SPEAK IN SPECIFICS!"

So there goes the smart General...he won the war I guess! Or did he lose it later, or somebody lost it for him!

Iraq is what it is today because of him and the US bullying tactics!

Hang Jebat said...

FMZam,

I think you are one of those "frustrated-ex-servicemen" who tried to blame others for your own failures. I know you're from the Engrs Corp and that's why you hate us the Infantry or rather the RAMD, to be exact.

I am sure you'll take the same route if you made the rank when you were in service. Corruption is like a chronic disease - say like diabetes. You'll catch it (usually) as you grow older, or as you get higher (in service).

I'm an army officer - RAMD, of course. There's a big frame in my office with the background picture of Mt Kinabalu and a big statement that says, "It's Hard To Be Humble When You're At The Top". This will remind me of everything.

To Mr Ismeth,

I support you. TAAT SETIA.

FMZam said...

Hang Jebat,

There are more than one Jebat in this blog, we have had jebat, tuahjebat, jebat2 and now Hang Jebat. I guess you are one Hang Jebat who is not like the real Hang Jebat to say I am one frustrated man to behave what I have been behaving. Well first if you know the story of Hang Jebat, then I am one frustrated man to behave like him. Second if you know me please consider that I am not reprenting any view of all Engr Corp, it is all my personal view and mine solely.

If you said I hate RAMD by reading my posting in here, then think how many others who post in this blog against RAMD that you want to consider those who write negatively about RAMD are RAMD haters?

Just because we voice out our views and you cannot take it, so the easy way out for you is branding us RAMD haters. So I let you think the way you want and be it, after all this is blog life, no one can bend other people's mind and we are here to BRAVELY say out things without fear or favour.

And as normal your mentality is always the word IF, you too are using IF as the easy way out to fend off discussion on corruption. If you start using IF on me, then how can you wrong us in saying that IF even Hasbullah is the PTD he too will go into corruption or for that matter Hang Jebat even if your mentor general ZZA is made PTD he too will do even bigger corruption? And you will start get angry with my statement? So don't be too sure to talk about IF for to me IF is REMOTE whereas what is ther real wotld situation is NOW, and we are talking about NOW, not IF!

You want to be proud of RAMD by all mean do so, but how can you stop people from talking if all you ask for is demanding people for the respect. You forget RESPECT MUST BE EARNED NOT FORCED! You can warn, you can abuse, shout and intimidate us but in blog people who talk are not talking from what we post but from their vast knowledge and experience to form their view and post it in blog to let you know their piece of mind. You can do all you have to do to defend and so go on defend it but can you stop us just by boasting and saying thing like DON'T BELITTLE RAMD. You are old enough to accept criticism because criticism make RAMD better, I hope, unless you are a fanatic!

We are nothing and nobody, you can attack us even on personality and we can go on elongating the attack on each other to doomsday. You can say we are RAMD haters and we say you are blind loyalist, but you cannot stop us from saying what we think about RAMD. Think why are we not talking about other corps, think why must it be RAMD and RAMD as the epicenter of all the topics we talk here?

Don't come to blog expecting respect and praises when you cannot convince us to respect RAMD the way you and all RAMD lovers talk in this blog.

When Hang Jebat revolted against the Sultan, he was frustrated, but all you can say is that he was frustrated. Have you ever thought why he was frustrated to go to that extreme. Is it wrong to be frustrated. What IF you are in Hang Jebat shoe? Now I too can ask you what IF. If you are Hang Tuah don't say you are Hang Jebat and in this world not everyone want to be all Hang Tuah, there bound to be people who want to be Hang Jebat.

What important is believe in what we do doesn't matter who we are.

FMZam said...

Hang Jebat,

Kalau dalam blog Najib 1Malaysia tu semua yang kita baca adalah pujian. Tapi cubalah kalau ada yang nak pos mengkeritik dah tentu gerenti tak akan lepas daripada facilitator blog. Jadi kembanglah buntut Najib dan Rosmah dengan blog 1Malaysia yang di kawal ketat hanya untuk memaparkan pujian.

So dalam blog ini kamu dan RAMD mengharapkan orang memuji dan mengagung2kan RAMD kah? Ada satu blog nama Askar Melayu kepunyaan Kol Roseli Ghani (B) dimana pos2 beliau dalam blog tu cukup prolifik dengan komen2 pedas terhadap banyak perkara, dan beliau memang seorang pegawai RAMD yang berani, namun beliau tak mengharap orang memuji beliau, malah menerima komen2 apa saja tidak kira walau komen tu pedas macamana pun.

Lagipun nama pun dah komen so kalau kamu tak boleh terima orang komen buruk ke pasal RAMD sedangkan kamu tak marah pula bila orang puji, kenapa? Nampak sangat fanatik kamu cuma nak dengar yang sedap saja.

Tapi kamu lupa bila kamu memperkatakan perkara baik keatas seorang jeneral yang kamu saja kenal dan sayang dan kamu luahkan disini, secara tak langsung kamu mengundang kritik kerana pasti ada orang yang tak sependapat dengan kamu dan orang yang tau siapa dan apa jeneral yang kamu puja2 tu. Yang kamu nak marah siapa suruh kamu dedahkan dia? Kamu patut tau apa yang kamu tulis pasti mengundang kritikan, jangan hanya harap orang lain nak ikut apa kamu cakap padahal kamu yang jadi penyebabnya.

Jangan takbur dan riak dengan fanatik dan obsesi kamu terhadap sesaorang yang kamu suka atau benci kerana "One person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter", kamu cakaplah apa pun, tapi kamu mesti bersedia menerima tindakbalas. Dalam blog ni sejak bila yang kita semua berhenti bercakap hanya kerana ada satu mamat yang terer mana pun tulisan dia tak akan dapat buat orang berhenti cakap.

Kamu nak kata orang tak bercakap secara ilmiah ke, sopan ke, siapa yang peduli, kalau sekiranya kamu juga nanti tak tahu bila orang kata kamu cakap tak sopan dan beradab, dan apalagi kamu juga akan jadi biadap. Masalahnya bila orang mengkritik kamu senang2 kata orang tu fitnah, tapi kamu lupa bila kamu memuji sesaorang jeneral kamu juga berbidaah mempromosi orang yang ada orang lain tak suka. Kamu nak marah ke bila kamu sukakan seorang tapi orang lain tak suka pada orang yang kamu suka? Apa benda ni?

Kalau kamu kenal saya dan kamu nak benci saya, so jangan marah kalau saya kenal sesaorang dan saya membenci orang tu. Jangan ingat hanya kamu saja yang boleh benci pada orang yang tak suka pada kamu.

Kalau kamu kata saya benci RAMD bila saya attack jeneral2 RAMD apa bezanya kamu juga benci Kor Jurutera bila kamu attack saya? So bila nak habis mengata orang semua pembenci RAMD padahal RAMD tu apa kalau bukan orang? Kalaulah ada jeneral dari Jurutera yang jadi PTD dan dia pun rasuah, tetap kami akan lawan, adakah kerana itu kita ni dikata membenci Kor Jurutera?

Kamu boleh kata kami membenci RAMD tapi ingat kami ada hak untuk mempertahankan pendirian kami.

Hang Jebat said...

FMZam,

I never said I hate the Engr Corp just because I hate you.You is you. You never represented the whole Engr Corp. Bro, I am still in service and I need the Engr Corp to support me and to those I command now or later.

Some, I say again SOME of our generals are bad. I agreed. It so happened that they are from the RAMD. But that doesn't mean the whole RAMD is bad! The problem with you is that you screw the whole Corp! What's wrong with you?

You said Hang Jebat run amok because he was frustrated. What happened to him later? He was killed. That's how the story goes.. Don't be like him.

ismeth said...

fmzam...

kamu dah lapor pada SPRM ke belum ni?...lama dah saya tunggu kamu lapor ni....

razak said...

cyapantWah... Lumbu Punya Pasal, sekarang sudah jadi pertelengkahan antara Kor TD; RAMD vs Engr. Apa sudah jadi. Hang Tuah dan Hang Jebatpun kini terlibat..
Remember what they taught us about leadership.. There are no bad soldiers, only bad officers (generals), we have to be specific.. Dont forget there are also good generals....
I am told the story about Hang tuah and Hang Jebat is but a myth... greatly exagerated yet hardly proven. Let them rest for the sake of our children and grandchildren..