Monday, May 18, 2009

Ethos' boss is Petronas' new director?

Omar Ong. He's young and, according to some people, too ambitious for his own good. If Khairy Jamaluddin was supposed to have said that he wanted to be Prime Minister of Malaysia by 40, Omar Ong was supposed to have uttered the famous words "I want to be Petronas boss by 40".

If that's really the case, then the Ethos Consulting supremo is well be on his way. According to A Voice in his latest posting Omar Ong to advance Tingkat Empat Agenda with Petronas Appointment, Omar has been given his letter of appointment to the Petronas board as one of its directors. The appointment takes effect this week. Read also Big Dog's take here.

Wonder what the Petronas adviser, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has to say about the appointment. The last time he wrote about Ethos Consulting, it was not very soothing, at least not to the Prime Minister's ears. Read Dr M's piece Tingkat 4 Najib, here.

Some excerpts (but before that please note that the Ethos man above is not Omar Ong; the picture was taken from the movie The Spirit]:

7. Mempunyai penasihat bagi PM adalah baik. Tetapi apabila penasihat mempunyai syarikat sendiri dan dapat menggunakan pengaruh ke atas Perdana Menteri untuk meraih keuntungan daripada projek-projek Kerajaan atau dana-dana yang dimiliki oleh Kerajaan nasihat yang diberi mungkin terpengaruh dengan minat untuk memperkayakan diri.

8. Kita lihat peranan yang dimainkan oleh ECM-Libra. Apakah Ethos, yang juga terlibat dengan Tingkat Empat, akan menjadi seperti ECM-Libra? Ethos Capital, sebuah syarikat pelaburan jenis Equity Capital tidak banyak berbeza daripada hedge fund. Mereka amat berminat untuk dapat sebahagian dari tabung Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) yang sekarang berjumlah RM300 bilion untuk mereka mengurus pelaburannya, kononnya dengan pulangan 40 peratus. Najib mungkin ingat bagaimana Orange County di California menjadi bankrap kerana pelaburan dalam hedge fund.

9. Nasihat badan penasihat yang dianggotai oleh orang-orang muda yang amat disanjungi oleh Tun Musa Hitam telah bawa bencana kepada Abdullah. Najib harus berhati-hati supaya pisang tidak berbuah dua kali.


  1. rocky,

    Kalau nak bantai Omar apa kait mengait dgn KJ? KJ is on his own now, u all shld just move on. Go for brendan and Kali they supposedly screwed u up right? let sleeipng dogs lie....

  2. shamsul yunos11:47 pm

    Hmm. KJ's tentacles are still strangling the government

  3. Looks like the sleeping PM, Rip Van Winkle Hadhari, negotiated quite a few deals before stepping down 'voluntarily.'

    Advisor to MAS, Outfoxed deals at I Polis Raja and EconomicMsplanningUnit@gov.con etc, etc, etc.

    Look like where vested interests were concerned, he was wide awake!

    I wonder what more will come out of the woodwork!!

  4. Anonymous12:14 am

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  5. Anonymous12:23 am

    no ambitious no good, too ambitious also no good...

    so how! act stupid & be stupid?

  6. Mr W said ....


    Kalau nak bantai Omar apa kait mengait dgn KJ? KJ is on his own now, u all shld just move on. Go for brendan and Kali they supposedly screwed u up right? let sleeipng dogs lie....

    11:45 PM

    Well, I added KJ becos of the quotes, bro. Both KJ and Omar were supposed to have said something about being somebody by the time they are 40.

    Keywords: "supposed to have said" ..


    Good. Thank you.

  7. Charlie1:23 am

    Dato Bendahara,

    You are so full of shit. Personally know both KJ and Omar. They have nothing in common but from the same alma mater. Zaki maybe from the Ethos days, but KJ deffo no juice with Omar.

    The one with the big kitty is your man MM. Telekom new deal HSBB cool RM350mil yo. Apparently KJ has problem funding Pemuda UMNO and might be brought in to a GLC, maybe KUB to do a turaround plan because dah koyak. sahre price is also worth 50sen.

    Or maybe he should work for you perhaps?

  8. Mr. W1:43 am

    Bro Rocky,

    Operting word was 'kait mengait' you can see blinded or funded commentators like Bendahara making assumptions and the whole thread defeats the purpose of you demonising Omar Ong, or unless the intent or mens-rea to run down KJ yet again?

    We know your bone is with Kali and brendan, and to be honest good if they are not inviloved with NST anymore, but your 'blog bullying' is becoming old.

    Stay on point like BUM, Perak, those were good and progressive, unless you want to lose credibility and end up like a 3rd tier blogger like that Khir toyo paid blogger Avoice. Any taxi driver will tell u that bro.

    Dont sound dated. Stay on point.

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  10. Anonymous2:37 am

    Dato Bendahara...'told u so'? i mean, who the f do u think u are? You are almost as pompous as the people you condemn. but than again you could be some sad recluse with no friends or partner. Just jacking off on the www.

  11. I really wonder what's happening with the PM? Has he lost touch with the reality? Doesn't he knows what's the expectations of the Rakyat? Isn't he ambitious & not wanting to become the shortest reign PM in Malaysia? It's very much overdue that he has to be Rakyat-centric & not party-centric! Not just by merely acknowledging that the Rakyat is the pulse but Najib should immediately act & deliver on the needs of the Rakyat. Ever since Najib took-over, he has made some blunders notably the cabinet line-up by including dubious characters that the Rakyat don't want to see anymore, the still not yet clear slogan of 1Malaysia, make sure of less rhetoric & more action as required by the Rakyat who has long for a pragmatic & nationalistic drive for a better economy - we really missed so very much the time when Tun Dr Mahathir was the PM when we were proud to be Malaysians - & now the new appointments at MRCB & Petronas. Najib has to act & institute dramatic changes ASAP. Najib has to bite the bullet now! Najib has to be more sensitive with new appointments & these must be Rakyat-compliant. Najib should be aware that national security must be jealously guarded at all times. Controversial & mysterious characters shouldn't even be considered for appointment at companies with strategic national interest. If Najib continue to do things his way, God forbid that this country is going to the pit. The Rakyat wants to see good plans to overhaul the economy & there must be transparency in the form of scorecard tracking the implementation of the plans plus the impact on the economy. Najib should be more engaged with the Rakyat to gather feedback & he must find a mechanism to do so. God help Malaysia, Amen!

    Longing For the Good Times

  12. Ermmm...let see how he performs...kalau hancussss...rasanya Najib tahu apa yang nak di buat...sistem KPI ada...lagi pun itu hanya jawatan lantikan...anytime boleh ditarik balik...

    tapi tak pe la..Aku yakin dengan tindakan Najib...aku harap dia hati2 dgn puak2 tingkat 4 ni...kalau depa buat kurang ajaq, kita terajang ramai2...

  13. Anonymous5:31 am

    Lanun-lanun AMNO berebut harta rompakan dari rakyat..

    Ada nampak?

  14. eXpress7:19 am

    Heard the ex-bernama guy replacing kamal khalid cud be a omar ong appointee.

    He kept two of kamal khalid's ppl

  15. Anonymous7:24 am


    do you know that KJ is still powerful. He is now close to Datin Rosmah, by doing that he ensure that he is survive. with his "handsome look", any lady will want to see him!!


  16. Anonymous7:44 am

    rocky... omar ong is an idiot...
    i rather choose you than him...LOL

    rocky my man

  17. Wow, from being the main advisers to the Halal Development Corporation, where I personally think they screwed up plenty and are still screwing up plenty, to petroleum!!

    Don't play play man. This ethos sure seems to be Jack of All Trades!!

    Anyway, is the adviser of Petronas so absorbed in blogging that he has allowed this one through? What the hell is he being paid for?

  18. Anonymous9:22 am


    I am still waiting for the grand happening . Najib's year zero for his 1Malaysia.

    Prof Awe Kecik

  19. Anonymous10:01 am


  20. Anonymous10:34 am


    Looks like you are hell bent on bringing KJ and his allies down, by hook or by crook.
    What do you expect PM to do? PM has already bow to MM by not having KJ in his cabinet.Guess he has to please AB as well, who at least kept his word by handing power as agreed. Maybe its your idea to flood MM an son's men to all positions? Hey, rocky,one camp is no better than the other,its a case of sharing the spoils, don't be too greedy lah.

  21. China Man always looking for wealth
    Every part of the world he is there
    When there's money to be made
    Boy you will hear China Man there!

    Political affiliations
    Projects and wealth his base
    China Man isnt worried
    The brickbats and ridicules
    When money flows
    The stuff people dreams

    Businesses and politics
    The rules blur in the scenes
    Only in public domain
    Brewing the sweet talk
    Nothing change behind the walls

    When it is the ruling party
    Leaders go trade off bargains
    The waves of cronies
    Frogging into the line

    There are so many
    Deals and handouts
    In the walls behind the scenes
    They smile
    And the China Man whistles
    The day just begins

  22. Anonymous10:41 am

    These are 'wise' decisions by those in power.

    Why express concern now?

    Was it not the same leadership that steered Perak into the folds of BN in avery democratic way?

    Masa itu, no concerns pun?

    Ingat tak, itu 31 wujud macam mana?

    Satu perempuan disappeared for some days, dan kemudian lompat pagar. Sekarang dia tak mahu Camry. Sudah beli Mercedez Benz.

    Dua lagi di tangkap dalam kes rasuah di mana pada Ogos 26, tahun lepas, mereka di dakwa dengan 16 tuduhan termasuk menerima rasuah antara RM400 dan RM100,000 antara Ogos 6 dan Ogos 19. 2008.

    Namun demikian mereka enggan hadir diri di mahkamah pada bulan Februari tahun ini.

    Wow, banyak respect lah mereka bagi kepada mahkamah, macam Zambry!

    Teladan macam ini sudah ada contoh dalam BN, sebelum dua jantan ini lompat pagar ?

    Mungkin sudah ada dan sudah jadi satu kebiasaaan dalam BN.

    Itu lah sebabnya BN terima sokongan mereka.

    Wah, sangat alim lah dua jantan ini! Dan orang macam ini lah yang harus di terima sebagai AUN yang menyokong BN.

    Dalam pilihan raya akan datang, kalau BN kalah pun tak apa.

    Asalkan BN ada projek besar-besaran yang jemput semua jantan jantan bukan BN dan lemah prinsip, (bukan lemah pucuk) untuk rela di tangkap oleh MACC.

    Dan lepas itu mereka boleh lompat pagar untuk sokong BN.

    Cara ini boleh dijadikan satu satu nya yang terkini dalam konteks Malaysia Boleh atau 1 Malaysia, ala BN.

    Masa itu rakyat Malaysia akan sedar era baru pimpinan BN yang akan jadi teladan untuk abad ini, bukan sahaja bagi Malaysia, tetapi bagi semua negara di dunia.

    Kalau cara ini di masukkan dalam KPI BN, senang lah untuk BN kekalkan dirinya sebagai parti pemerintah selama lama.

    Obama pun harus belajar dari BN.

    Zambry pun kena jaga lah sikit.

    Itu YB Hamidah Osman sangat kesian kepada ular, bukan orang keturunan India macam Zambry. Ingat tak, siapa dia lebih skua tengok mati dulu?.

    These are some of the various components that hold together the magnificient BN - which the people 'must' vote for, if they have 'gratitude' for the things they enjoyed the past 52 years since Merdeka.

    And Rocky will continue to 'convince' the rakyat that BN is THE preferred choice.

    Malaysia Boleh.

    'AS I SEE IT'

  23. Anonymous11:00 am

    According to Intel source, Zaki,Omar and Khairi is under IntelRadar since they graduated from UK. Wish them best of Luck.

  24. hey bru,

    semua episod ini banyak kalakau untol la muahahahaha

    who is the pm? or petronas director is nothing to shout about eh? yeah spinning till you all paning hahahaha

  25. Anonymous11:16 am

    Najib must get rid of Pak Lah,KJ & Associates from Govt, BN, UMNO, GLC, 4th Floor and...everything... if Najib really wants BN to win again. Else PR will spin, and whether the spins are true or not, rakyat will believe. Not that rakyat follow blindly what PR has to say, but rakyat simply meluat with Pak Lah, KJ & Ass. Simple only. Why PR faham ini semua, tapi BN masih tak faham? Nak undi ke tak nak?


  26. Anonymous11:21 am

    Sudahlah Rocky,hang ni depan takut hantu, belakang takut Toyol !!! Kecut betullah hang ni!!!

    Tengoklah macam mana Rocky dan kuncu2nya hancur Pak Lah,jadi sekarang Rocky takut balasan dari geng2 Pak Lah kah ??

    Hati rocky ada hantu ke ??

    Dengar berita Omar Ong tu cerdik orangnya, Najib pun nak pakai service dia, hati-hatilah Rocky,..'what goes around, comes around'.

    Pak Lah ..oh ..Pak Lah !!

    Hidup Pak Lah !!


  27. Pipe Jacket Man12:05 pm

    How much experiance and wisdom can someone below 40 have to guide Petronas?

    What happen to all the old cocks? Can't voice out a blatant mistake like this?

    Omar can only speak of textbook theories.

    That is unless he is being coached and fed by some "invosible hands" to look briliant.


    Show your balls and rid off KJ and his band of thieves.

    Rosmah masih simpan telor kamu dalam laci dan pegang kunci ke?

  28. no tidur12:53 pm

    With all these stories that KJ gang still able to influence the Govt, are you saying Najib has been infected the sleeping disease from Pak Lah?

    No wonder Pak Lah said he has people to check Najib, during the the famous Hulu Langat lunch with Anwar and a Tok Guru.

    Najib, tolong jangan tidur lama lama.

  29. nip the bud1:50 pm

    Najib must know the importance of "Nip the Bud"

    In laymen term - Uprooting exercise

    Otherwise, all Najib efforts will be futile because the internal enemies are more fatal.

  30. Anonymous4:02 pm

    Tergempar... for a person who talk shit about morality.. this is something..

    Raja Petra’s son pleads guilty to theft

    SHAH ALAM: Raja Azman Raja Petra, the 32-year-old son of Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin, pleaded guilty at the Magistrates Court here to four counts of stealing motorbikes, house break-ins and possessing stolen goods.

  31. s.w.liong4:27 pm

    Rocky, Raja Petra's son pleaded guilty to stealing motorbikes and breaking into people's house in Shah Alam court. Why are the so-called alternative medias who called themselves fair never published such news?

  32. reports;

    Raja Petra's son pleads guilty to four counts of theft

    The son of controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin today pleaded guilty at the Shah Alam Magistrate's Court on four counts of theft as well as being in possession of stolen goods.

    Anak & bapak sama jer la

  33. Anonymous6:04 pm

    Raja Petra’s son pleads guilty to stealing, possessing stolen goods

    SHAH ALAM, May 19 — A 32-year-old son of blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to four counts of stealing and possessing stolen goods, worth RM17,870.

    On the first count, Raja Azman Raja Petra, 32, from Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh near here, was charged with stealing a black Yamaha RXZ, registration number BJQ 9597 belonging to a production operator, Mohd Syaiful Setapa, 24, at No. 65, Jalan Batas 2, 19/6B, Section 19 here at about 9.30am last March 20.

    The second charge was for breaking into Mohd Syaiful’s house and stealing the victim’s wallet, which contained his identity card, RM20, road tax, Maybank and BSN ATM cards, and driving licence at the same address, time and date.

    On the third count, Raja Azman was charged with stealing a Nokia handphone, a Seiko watch and a motorcycle chain, all worth RM3,850, belonging to a student, Saipul Adli Mohamed Yunus, 21, at house No. 16, Jalan Sastera, U2/1K Section U2 here at about 10am on April 24.

    Raja Azman, who was arrested on May 6, was also charged with possessing a stolen motorcycle, worth RM6,000, belonging to student Ahmad Firdaus Jalaluddin, 23, infront of house No. 3, First Floor, Block 1, Apartment Kinrara Court, Puchong near here at about 10.40pm last May 5.

    Magistrate Norkamilah Aziz set bail at RM10,500 in one surety for all the charges and fixed June 19 for sentencing.

    Deputy public prosecutor Siti Syakimah Ibrahim prosecuted while Raja Azman was unrepresented. — Bernama

  34. Anonymous8:01 pm

    Dear Mr Rocky,
    Almost half of Kencana's RM437 million revenue in its financial year in 2006 comes from Petronas. Kencana belong to Mokhzani Mahathir. Kencana, a firm that provides engineering services to
    the oil and gas industry. But, ok, bcos Mokhzani graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1987. But, how/who Omar Ong? Omar Ong, as can be seen from his rather peculiar name, is an ethnic Chinese. He is the son of Mustapha Ong, former Private Secretary to longtime Minister of Information Mohamad Rahmat.

    Mustapha Ong became infamous during the Anwar Ibrahim trials when it was revealed he had tried to bribe a New York ethnic-Arab taxi driver called Jamal Amro to “confess” that he had procured boys and women for Anwar. Jamal Amro refused and instead made police reports accusing Mustapha Ong of trying to bribe him. Of course Mustapha Ong was shielded by Mahathir, even though his over-enthusiasm in trying to “fix” Anwar caused some embarrassment to the government, especially amongst the diplomatic community overseas.
    Anyway, Omar Ong was a bit of a social climber and very ambitious. He tried to hitch his star to rising politicians as a means of fast-tracking his own ascent to power. He knocked on the door of Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim through the good graces of some of his political secretaries.

    This was partially successful, as Anwar was persuaded to receive Omar Ong and his group in a private audience. Several more meetings followed and Omar Ong was hopeful that Anwar would be his ticket to heaven. In spite of that, there was still some opposition from Anwaristas such as Suhaimi Ibrahim, Fuad Hassan and Zahid Hamidi, who really wanted to keep Anwar all to themselves.

    But a chance meeting with Daim Zainuddin made Omar Ong soon realise that something was brewing in the very highest circles and Anwar was going to be hit by a runaway bus, so to speak. Quickly, while thanking his lucky stars, Omar Ong dropped “the Anwar project” like a hot potato and tried to go for Najib Tun Razak instead. This was around three months before Anwar was sacked by Mahathir.

    Najib, however, was a hard nut to crack. Omar Ong realised that Najib was surrounded by long time loyalists from his earlier days in government who screen newcomers to his circle with a parent’s protective eye. So it was decided that the next best thing would be Hishamuddin Hussein.

    Hishamuddin Hussein was then just a junior UMNO politician. But he had a very big name behind him. There was no doubt that, after Hussein Onn died, Dr Mahathir felt that he owed a debt of gratitude to the former third Prime Minister and his family. Dr Mahathir began to put Hishamuddin on the fast track of politics, even over and above Hishamuddin’s superiors in the UMNO Youth movement such as Nazri Aziz and Zahid Hamidi. Hishamuddin got promoted several times within a year.

    These fast promotions took its toll on Hisham. He was never a bright student or a sharp intellectual. Neither was he a good speaker nor a great orator. He had an unfriendly face and almost permanent crooked smile which reminded a fellow Minister of “the dead pope – after he had died”. Omar Ong set about helping Hishamuddin and his fellow student from Oxford, Khairy, came along as well. Soon, Hishamuddin began to rely more on Khairy than on Omar Ong.

    To pay his debt, Hishamuddin introduced Omar Ong and his group to people close to Dr Mahathir such as his Political Secretary, Datuk Johari Baharom, and ISIS Director-General, Dr Noordin Sopiee........

    Malaysia Uncut

  35. Anonymous9:17 pm

    So what if he want to the boss of the oil company when...

    Umno have one crazy mamak who want to be a Gandhi Mandela... LOL!!!

  36. Anonymous9:28 pm

    One day two political cows were chatting over the fence between their two fields.

    The Muhidin Cow said, "I'm telling you, this mad cow disease is getting pretty scary! I've heard it's spreading so fast that it's already waiting for us in Penanti and Perak!"

    The Najis Cow replied, "So what? It doesn't affect us chickens!"

  37. Anonymous9:41 pm

    At 40, CEO of big oil company? some people have guts to take the challenges...

    But there are some don't even have the balls to face the people in a small provincial by-election.

    But some more want to talk with the president of the largest free economy country... Pordah! go back to your kampung or pekan.

  38. sarkasmalaya10:54 pm

    why our PM wants to do this? no other PM has ever put their ally into petronas board and as a results, petronas can operate as a purely business entity. all this while petronas is runned by professionals, now headed by hassan marican - a no nonsense man and well-known in petroleum industry. after all, there are currently representative from government, which is also professionals from epu, icu and mof. So if he wants to put omar ong, the people (the ultimate owner of petronas!!) will accuse him as practising cronism? is that what he wants?

  39. Anonymous10:56 pm

    Dear Omar Ong,

    If you are sincere in not tarnishing Najib Razak's image, stay away lah from public position.

    If you are really sincere, you don't have to hold public office or government position to help pull Malaysia through this quagmire.

    Omar Ong, if you'd care to remember, your namesake is an elder statesman - Omar Ong Yoke Lin. Surely you will do well to emulate him.

    Omar Ong, do the rightful thing. Unless your ethos is entirely different.

    Umar Ung

  40. Bro Rocky,

    Care to check how much Ethos consultants got for drafting the so-called National Automotive Policy?

    How much did Omar get?

    Was it true all they did was talk to BMW operatives and ask them their input and talked to other stakeholders, get their input and thoughts and turn them into the policy?

    A cool RM millions for doing this as consultants to Pak Lah's government?

    Omar Ong, decide if you want to become a millionaire milking the country's cash or eat the cake as well by holding a public position...

    Hey Citizen Nades and Terence, do your stuff man!

  41. Anonymous11:21 pm

    Rock my man,

    My stint with Petronas provided me with the opportunity to know Omar. To be fair, workwise, he's not that bad; smart and dependable. However, Petronas has already got better and suitable candidates to replace Hassan Merican, whom I think the best GLC CEO by a long stretch, whenever he decides to retire. That person can either be Wan Zul or Arif Mahmood, good engineers with shrewd biz acumen. Until then, let Hassan continues doing his good work.

    MR. Consultant

  42. Greattt expose , bru n voice... keep it coming.

    I have tested this Ong in 1Malaysia and as expected "he has not been doing the right things and evidently, he do not seems to know the right things to do"

    Dear Najib, please wake up fast... you do not have the luxury to even blink.

  43. Anonymous11:47 pm


    I think what KJ and Omar need is a good mentor, somebody with the right experience and credentials, to nurture them and to show them the right path so that one day we can all benefit from their talent and intelligence. Masih tak terlambat sebab mereka masih muda. Don't you think Najib is actually this what Pak Lah was incapable of? He can't be that stupid not to realize the shortcomings kan? Why waste the already scarce talent. Satu problem dengan achievers ni, they always think they are right. Many times they are but in life there are more than IQ to consider. They'll learn but put them under the tutelage of righteous person. TDM maybe???


  44. Bro,

    pi mampus la ko orang, bodoh tak boleh di ajar

  45. Anonymous12:32 am

    Ke Mana Kalimullah Menghilang?

    Oleh Teh Tarik Satu!

    Baru-baru ini kawan berborak dengan beberapa teman lama di sebuah restoran mamak di Bangsar. Dalam keseronokan berborak, seorang teman telah membangkitkan satu perkara yang tidak kurang menariknya.
    Ke mana hilangnya Kalimullah?
    Menurut teman ini, dia telah banyak mendengar cerita tentang kehilangan Kalimullah yang sekarang telah bergelar Datuk Seri.
    Katanya, sejak Pak Lah berundur, Kalimullah sudah tidak lagi muncul dalam mana-mana media.
    Beliau juga sudah sukar untuk dilihat walaupun mempunyai perniagaan di Bangsar. Ada juga yang mengatakan beliau telah lari keluar negara. Maklumlah, Datuk Patrick Lim yang pernah digelar Patrick Badawi juga khabarnya kini menumpukan perniagaan di luar negara selepas melupuskan segala kepentingannya dalam Equine Capital Berhad.
    Apabila menyebut tentang Kalimullah, kawan juga ada mendengar banyak cerita mengenai kawan baik Pak Lah ini termasuk cerita yang kawan dengar sejak tahun 80-an lagi.
    Kalimullah sememangnya menikmati kehidupan mewah di zaman Pak Lah. Tak usah ceritalah pasal syarikat yang ditubuhkan, hubungan baiknya dengan Khairy Jamaluddin mahupun anak Pak Lah, si Kamaluddin.
    Kawan juga malas nak komen mengenai kekayaan yang dikautnya di zaman Pak Lah menerusi pelbagai projek yang diberikan secara rundingan terus hasil minit Bapa Islam Hadahari tersebut.
    Itu rezeki beliau. Tetapi benarkah Kalimullah telah lari ke luar negara kerana bimbang ditangkap?
    Kalimullah sememangnya seorang yang kontroversi bukan sahaja pada pemikiran massa tetapi juga dalam dunia perisikan. Mereka yang dah veteran dalam dunia perisikan tahu hal ini.
    Khabarnya, sewaktu Pak Lah menjadi Perdana Menteri, sudah ada cadangan dibawa kepada beliau agar Kalimullah ditahan di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) kerana disyaki menjadi elemen penting kepada sebuah agensi perisikan asing.
    Tetapi usaha tersebut tidak berhasil kerana wujudnya sindrom penafian dan juga rasa kasihan Perdana Menteri kepada Kalimullah.
    Kepada mereka yang masih ingat, Kalimullah pernah ditahan oleh Cawangan Khas pada tahun 1980-an kerana disyaki terlibat dalam kegiatan pengintipan di negara ini.
    Waktu itu beliau dikaitkan dengan KGB. Selepas dibebaskan, beliau menjalani kehidupan seperti biasa sehinggalah beliau kemudiannya menjadi Setiausaha Akhbar Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Ghaffar Baba.
    Bagaimanapun, beliau hanya sempat bertugas selama 6 bulan sahaja berikutan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad enggan menandatangani surat perlantikan Kalimullah difahamkan atas nasihat Ketua Pengarah Perisikan Pertahanan dan Pengarah Cawangan Khas ketika itu.
    Pada masa itu, Kalimullah tidak melepasi tapisan keselamatan kerana dipercayai mempunyai hubungan dengan Singapura. Dan kerana itu beliau terpaksa keluar dari pejabat Ghaffar Baba dan tempat beliau kemudiannya digantikan oleh Dr. Alias Mohamad.
    Selepas it, Kalimullah menyepi kembali sehinggalah tiba-tiba muncul semula sebagai penggerak dan pengawal media bagi pihak Pak Lah.
    Dan sudah tentu kehadirannya secara tiba-tiba turut diragui oleh banyak pihak. Lebih-lebih lagi selepas akhbar NST dan Berita Harian di samping TV3 dilihat banyak melakukan serangan terhadap Dr. Mahathir.
    Pada masa yang sama pakar media dari Mediacorp Singapura turut dibawa ke negara ini untuk melatih kakitangan NST Group dan Media Prima Berhad.
    Di zaman Kalimullah menjadi Ketua Pengarang dan Timbalan Pengerusi NSTP, banyak juga berita-berita yang merosakkan imej kerajaan dan UMNO disiarkan sehingga dibangkitkan secara lantang oleh para perwakilan di Perhimpunan Agung UMNO.
    Tetapi semua itu tidak dipedulikan oleh beliau kerana Pak Lah adalah orang yang tidak berani menegurnya. Mungkin kerana terhutang budi.
    Di zaman Pak Lah juga, Kalimullah dikatakan menjadi perancang utama untuk memutarbelitkan kenyataan media bagi memastikan mereka yang dianggap boleh 'membahayakan' karier politik Pak Lah diserang dengan secukup-cukupnya sehinggakan beliau digelar sebagai 'Dr. Spin'.
    Kalimullah juga dikatakan terlibat secara langsung dalam menubuhkan portal berita ' The Malaysian Insider' yang banyak menyerang Dr. Mahathir dan Perdana Menteri sekarang, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
    Bersamanya ialah bekas Ketua Pengarang NST Brendan Pereira, bekas Ketua Pengarang The Star, Datuk Wong Su Long, Cheah Che Kong, Sheikh Akmal dan seorang bekas pegawai kanan sebuah stesen televisyen tempatan.
    Orang yang sama sebahagiannya berada dalam Fox Media yang menjadi perunding media untuk Unit Perancang Ekonomi (EPU), Sime Darby Berhad serta koridor yang ditubuhkan di bawah Pak Lah.
    Kesemua projek berkenaan diperolehi sama ada dengan bantuan Pak Lah mahupun dengan usaha oleh budak-budak tingkat 4, Pejabat Perdana Menteri.
    Kini rakyat ingin tahu, apa kesudahan yang akan berlaku kepada Kalimullah yang turut diketahui rapat dengan seorang pegawai kanan Kedutaan Singapura di Kuala Lumpur, Ian Mark.
    Dalam dunia perisikan di Kuala Lumpur, Ian Mark cukup dikenali dan bekas graduan sarjana dari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ini juga berada di Permatang Pauh sewaktu pilihan raya kecil parlimen kawasan tersebut tempohari.
    Mungkinkah Najib akan melakukan operasi pembersihan selepas ini untuk memastikan kegiatan pengintipan di negara ini lebih terkawal?
    Adakah Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA) juga akan digunapakai untuk pegawai kerajaan yang membocorkan rahsia kerajaan kepada pihak asing dan pembangkang?
    Kita tunggu dan lihat. Namun apa yang pasti, rakyat mahukan tindakan yang tegas dan konsisten dilakukan demi keselamatan dan kedaulatan negara tercinta.


  46. Tok Moh12:33 am


    gua rasa "santau " family KJ ni memang power la. Bukan dollah saja yang jadi bodoh, Najib pun sekali ikut telunjuk nya

  47. bagus tu KJ mau jadi PM umur 40 Omar mau jadi bos petronas umur 40..bagus belia jadi pemacu negara

  48. Anonymous3:02 am

    umno = pirates of the nusantara, never ending pirating until petronas is barren & empty!

  49. Barbarians at the Gate3:35 am

    As a former employee of PETRONAS, I would like to re-focus attention on the importance of protecting the nation’s biggest revenue earner.

    I can personally attest to the fact that, like any large organization, PETRONAS is far from perfect. (After all, I did choose to leave for greener pastures!) However, that should not detract from the fact that it largely does get things right. This is what has allowed the company to expand globally, become a Fortune 500 company and contribute roughly 40% to government coffers.

    One of the main reasons for that success is the relative independence of the company. The management is given sufficient independence and leeway from its political masters (ultimately, us the people) to allow it to be organised and run like a business.

    Upon reading rocky’s post, my immediate concern is that this independence is now under threat. A quick review of PETRONAS’ Board of Directors shows that it consists of the standard list of internal appointees in addition to representatives from the Government (basically reps from EPU, MOF, etc.) to ensure that the people’s interests are served. (Please leave aside comments for now on how well they’re actually doing their jobs to look out for the rakyat’s welfare!)

    So it strikes me as rather odd to appoint an individual with no significant oil and gas experience, who does not represent the Government and whose only claim to fame, worryingly, seems to be his political affiliations. Hopefully, the next few days will serve to provide some clarity on what we can expect from Omar.

    Why the fuss? Because in the long run, compromising the company’s independence and professionalism will not serve the people well. We could very well see PETRONAS decline and fall. (After the bankruptcy of institutions such as Lehman Brothers, there’s no such thing as a sure bet for corporate winners anymore!)

    So I just want to raise the point, that PETRONAS’ independence as an institution is in everyone’s interest and should not be taken for granted. It’s a value that’s certainly worth defending in the days to come.

    Cheers for the post, Rocky, and keep up the good work!

    - Barbarians at the Gate

  50. Salam Rocky,

    trade mark orang Melayu, Phd.

    Dah rezeki dia Rocky.

    Esok lusa rezeki kamu pulak, dapat jadi CEO di tempat lain. Hanya Allah yang tahu.

  51. Anonymous10:39 am

    Off topic but check it out. Raja Petra's son (Raja Petra the hero of fools) is caught for theft and faces imprisonment. Poor Raja Petra sooo engrossed in destabilising the country with his cocked-up stories, forgot to even look after what his son is turning into.

    Well... When the father is a compulsive liar, the son will just turn out to be a thief. Two negatives makes the Petra Family.
    Hahahahhahhahhhahh. Idiots!

  52. Anonymous12:13 pm


    Most Interesting Development....

    Dr M is PETRONAS Penasihat and his 4thFloor adversary on the Board?...
    Is Dr M going to Advise The Board to remove Omar Ong??

    Joe Black

  53. Anonymous12:27 pm

    why whacking him?

    are you fcuking pissed off with najis for not giving the ceo post in mm to you ke?

  54. Anonymous9:14 pm

    I swear I felt a chill of fear sliding down my spine whilst reading your blog on this. What has so far distinguishes petronas from other GLCs, one of its key success factors, is the man helming the company, as well as minimal political interference in the management of petronas. Tan Sri Hassan has always been known and respected as a man of ethics and integrity. Look how far petronas has gone (and of course contributed to the government's coffers) under its past and current management - and we are willing to risk the possibility of having it all go down the drain by having someone whose character has been doubted by many being on its Board and having a significant say to how it will be runned in the future? Are we looking forward to see another company ruined due to such interference?


  55. Dear Rocky,

    I read with interest, and then dismay, this post and the comments it attracted.

    Not many has said anything about the blatant conflict of interest this "appointment" poses.

    All this while, apart from those from Petronas itself, Petronas' directors have always been officials (or ex-officials) from the government.

    They represent government's interest, in a government-owned company.

    Mr. Omar Ong IS a businessman. If he is appointed a director in Petronas, whose interest(s) is he representing? His own? His proxies?

    This what I want to know.


  56. Anonymous8:36 am

    Aku protes. Perlantikan ini bertentangan dengan prinsip 1Malaysia - rakyat didahulukan, prestasi diutamakan. Takkan la tak ada Towering Malaysian yang lain yang sesuai memikul tanggungjawab ini? Kenapa tidak dilantik DS Shahidan Kasim, Singa Utara, yang berjaya mempertahankan Perlis dari dilanda tsunami politik PRU hari tu? Aku rasa Shahidan layak berdasarkan pertimbangan berikut. Satu, beliau berjaya membangunkan Perlis. Perlis la satu-satu negeri yang ada highway percuma tanpa tol dari timur ke barat dan dari utara ke selatan? Ada ke negeri lain macam ni? Keduanya, Shahidan pemimpin berjiwa rakyat, pemurah, bila buat haji donate 4WD kepada Tabung Haji. Setiap tahun, ibu2 tunggal, anak2 yatim, orang-orang tua dapat sumbangan dapur gas, mesin jahit, beras dan macam-macam lagi. Ketiga, beliau pemimpin berwawasan. Shahidan lah yang mencadangkan agar duit royalti diagihkan kepada semua negeri di Malaysia sehinggakan Tun Mahathir akur dengan cadangan dia dengan menubuhkan tabung khas duit royalti dari terengganu tu bila terengganu diperintah PAS. Aku rasa Najib harus membalas jasa Shahidan yang telah banyak berbakti kepada UMNO dan negara. Janganlah dilantik budak2 Oxford yang belum jelas rekodnya kepada parti dan negara. Orang mcm Shahidan ni lah yang kita perlukan untuk merakyatkan sektor petroleum negara supaya hasilnya dapat dikongsi bersama oleh semua orang dengan adil dan saksama. So apa rekod Omar Mustapa dibandingkan dengan Shahidan? Hidup Shahidan! Lebai

  57. Sarip Dol12:34 pm

    Saya musykil dengan ura-ura keputusan YAB Perdana Menteri untuk melantik bekas pegawai khasnya ke jawatan kanan di Petronas.

    Saya juga tertanya-tanya samada pegawai muda ini mempunyai kelayakkan dan pengalaman yang sesuai untuk dilantik ke jawatan kanan ini.

    Saya rasa eloklah jika kita memandang ke belakang berhubung KRITERIA-KRITERIA yang diguna pakai untuk melantik individu-individu tertentu ke jawatan-jawatan penting di Petronas.

    Jika kita tidak memandang ke belakang tidak mustahil kita akan sesat dan seterusnya hilang pedoman dan akhirnya tidak akan sampai ke destinasi yang dituju.

    Lebih teruk tindakan kita akan dimanipulasi oleh pihak pembangkang dan akhirnya akan memakan diri sendiri di PRU 13 kelak.

    Pada ketika itu, nasi sudah mejadi bubur dan menangis air mata darah sekalipun tidak akan mengubah apa-apa.

    Kita sudah lihat bagaimana kemarahan rakyat terhadap tangan-tangan ghaib di Tingkat 4 menyebabkan seorang Perdana Menteri hilang kuasa.

    Seperti yang diketahui ramai, apabila Al-Marhum Tun Razak bercadang untuk menubuhkan Petronas, beliau telah memberi kepercayaan ini kepada YM Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah.

    Tengku Razaleigh pada ketika itu merupakan Pengerusi Eksekutif Bank Bumiputera dan juga Pengerusi Eksekutif PERNAS.

    Walau pun masih muda, di usia pertengahan 30-an, Tengku Razaleigh pada ketika itu TELAHPUN mempunyai REKOD yang CEMERLANG berhubung sumbangannya kepada NEGARA.

    Pada ketika itu, beliau telah pun dikenali sebagai Bapa Ekonomi Negara, di atas jasa usahanya menubuhkan beberapa institusi-institusi nasional yang banyak memberi manfaat khususnya kepada kaum Melayu.

    Beliau juga orang yang paling dipercayai oleh Tun Razak.

    Pelbagai tugas-tugas penting yang kritikal kepada Negara diberikan kepada Tengku Razaleigh.

    Antaranya memulakan hubungan diplomatik dengan Republik Rakyat China (secara tidak rasmi melalui PERNAS pada mulanya) serta membawa kembali New Straits Times ke pangkuan UMNO di Kuala Lumpur. (NST pada ketika itu dikuasai kapitalis-kapitalis British yang berpengkalan di Singapura dan sering menjalankan kempen anti UMNO).

    Popularnya Tengku Razaleigh pada ketika itu sehinggakan beliau dilihat sebagai pengganti Tun Razak andainya Tun Razak bersara kelak.

    Tetapi manusia merancang Allah menentukan. (bersambung)

  58. Sarip Dol12:37 pm

    Sudah ditakdirkan Tengku Razaleigh tidak menjadi Perdana Menteri.

    Tetapi, beliau dapat duduk sebagai Pengerusi Eksekutif pertama Petronas yang bertaraf Menteri. (tetapi tidak duduk di dalam Kabinet)

    Jasa Tengku Razaleigh di dalam sektor minyak negara begitu besar sekali.

    Tengku Razaleighlah yang bertanggungjawab memulangkan balik kekuasaan negara di dalam sektor petroleum yang pada masa itu dikuasai oleh kuasa-kuasa Barat melalui Shell dan Esso.

    YAB Perdana Menteri kita sekarang pada ketika itu berkhidmat sebagai pembantu Tengku Razaleigh di Petronas.

    Sudah tentu YAB Perdana Menteri masih ingat begitu gentingnya keadaan ketika itu sehinggakan beliau terpaksa membuat panggilan telefon kepada Tengku Razalegh yang sedang nyenyak tidur di New York berhubung kempen media syarikat-syarikat gergasi barat ini untuk mensabotaj lawatan kerja Tengku Razaleigh ke Amerika Syarikat.

    PENGAJARAN yang saya cuba lontarkan adalah, SEBELUM Tengku Razaleigh DILANTIK sebagai Pengerusi Eksekutif Petronas beliau SUDAH PUN mempunyai REKOD yang CEMERLANG kepada NEGARA.

    Dan apabila dilantik beliau meneruskan rekod kecermerlangannya.

    Apabila Tengku Razaleigh berhenti berkhidmat di Petronas, kerana dilantik sebagai Menteri Kewangan oleh Al-Marhum Tun Hussein Onn, jawatan-jawatan kanan di Petronas diisi oleh mereka-mereka yang SUDAH PUN terbukti SUMBANGANNYA kepada NEGARA.

    Antaranya, Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Shamsudin dan Tun Abdullah Salleh yang merupakan Ketua Setiausaha Negara.

    Dan juga Raja Tun Mohar Badiozaman yang merupakan Penasihat Ekonomi kepada Tun Razak, Tun Hussein serta Tun Dr Mahathir.

    Tidak lupa juga, Dato' Rastam Hadi yang merupakan Timbalan Gabenor Bank Negara dan juga Tan Sri Basir Ismail yang merupakan pelopor SEDC Johor serta Tan Sri Azizan Zainul Abidin yang merupakan Ketua Setiausaha Sulit kepada Tun Razak, Tun Hussein serta Tun Dr Mahathir dan merupakan bekas Ketua Setiausaha MITI.

    Malah Tan Sri Hassan Marican Presiden Petronas sekarang sebelum menyertai Petronas sebagai Naib Presiden Kewangan merupakan Rakan Kongsi (Partner) di dalam firma perakaunan Hanafiah, Raslan dan Mohamad yang merupakan firma perakaunan yang tersohor di ibu kota ketika itu (Firma itu kemudiannya dikenali sebagai Arthur Andersen)

    Beliau pada ketika itu banyak terlibat dengan 'tugas-tugas nasional' sebagai juruodit untuk skandal BMF dan Deposit Taking Companies (yang hampir meranapkan MCA).

    Jadi PENGAJARAN yang boleh kita ambil adalah, SEBELUM mereka-mereka ini DILANTIK sebagai orang nombor 1 Petronas, mereka SUDAH PUN mempunyai REKOD yang CEMERLANG kepada NEGARA.

    Dan apabila dilantik mereka MENERUSKAN rekod kecermerlangan mereka.

    Persoalan yang ingin saya lontarkan berhubung perlantikan bekas pegawai khas YAB Perdana Menteri ini, adakah beliau MEMPUNYAI REKOD PERKHIDMATAN CEMERLANG KEPADA NEGARA yang SETARAF dengan mereka-mereka ini?

    Tepuk dada tanya Iman kerana kalau ikut Nafsu yang Besar Tenaga Kurang dan Lesu akhirnya.

    Kita juga tidak mahu keadaan di mana kail yang hanya panjang sejangkal sudah tentu tidak akan mampu menduga laut yang dalam.

    Esok-esok nanti susah kerana kolek akan karam akibat sentiasa dilanda badai.

    Kita juga bimbang apa yang dikejar tak dapat yang dikendong pula berciciran.

    Renonglah nasihat ini yang pernah dilontarkan oleh Tan Sri Sanusi Junid di Persidangan Agung UMNO lama dahulu:

    Niat baik
    Cara tak reti
    Pahala dapat kerja tak jadi

    Niat jahat
    Cara pandai
    Dosa dapat
    Bangsa tergadai

    Niat jahat
    Cara tak reti
    Dosa dapat
    Kerja tak jadi

    Niat tepat
    Cara pandai
    Pahala dapat
    Kerja selesai

    Renong-renongkan dan selamat beramal.

  59. Ismail Kerbau7:28 am

    I agree with Lebai. But to keep Shahidan in check we should also appoint Radzi Sheikh Ahmad and Azmi Khalid to the Board as well...

  60. Betul ke kenyataan di atas yg berbunyi "...worth 1.38 billion USD."

    Wow, BANYAKNYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!