Monday, November 22, 2010

YB Rais Yatim, beware White Elephants in Sarawak ...

With UPDATES ...

11.30am: The NST's front page today is on Rais Yatim's RM1 billion notebook skema, too. Read Quiz over Netbooks on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's deepened probe into Rais' Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission's handling of the scheme. A note to my regular commenter Parameswaran: Y'see, it's not about me ...

Original article


“But seriously, the government should be thinking of ways to provide our village with electricity first.
“All five longhouses here rely on generators for electricity. We can’t afford to run them for 24 hours a day just to power the dish." - A Kampung Wifi villager

So many netbooks, but no wifi ... how? If you are still in that diminishing minority that think the Minister's Communication and Multimedia Commission's idea of throwing a million netbooks worth RM1 billion to the people is good, read this story in the Borneo Post: -

‘Kampung WiFi’ becomes white elephant

by Geryl Ogilvy Ruekeith. Posted on November 20, 2010, Saturday

Satellite Internet facility breaks down three days after its installation last Sept 17

KUCHING: The people of Nanga Berkiok at Merurun, Julau cannot be blamed if they thought that the government’s ‘Kampung WiFi’ project recently implemented at Rumah Guntol was a mere publicity stunt.
A satellite dish which was installed in the longhouse last Sept 17 broke down less than a week later.
Till today there is no news from the project master, the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry, or the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) that they would act on the problem.
“We do not know what to do with the dish. Who shall we contact to take care of the problem? If it is about finding spare parts, shouldn’t the government have them ready?” said longhouse chief, Guntol Janggu, to The Borneo Post when contacted on Thursday.
He added that after the project was launched by Information, Communications and Culture Minister Dato Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim, the Internet and communication facilities worked well and the line was very clear.
However, when a heavy thunderstorm hit the village three days later, the system broke down and the satellite dish had no signal since ... [Read MORE]

What about doing another media visit, MCMC, the first one to this Kampung Nanga Berkiuk? You guys weren't telling all at the Nov 7 briefing, it seems.

And what about giving me back my Ferrari? On a more personal note, the MCMC is still keeping my Acer Ferrari laptop. For what, I am not sure. They are no longer investigating me or Big Dog, and they did not even record any statement from the complainant, their boss Datuk Seri Utama (Dr) Rais Yatim, who is still Information, Communication and Cultural Minister.

If the MCMC is not going to question Rais or is not officially charging me in court, can you hand me back my laptop please?! It's been over a month now!

22 comments:

najib manaukau said...

What else can you expect ?
Remember he is from Umno and can only serve in a bankrupt surrounding and that is why the country is still in the 3rd world after 53 years.
It will take another 530 years before they can move on when the present 1st world countries are already in the space. They will be there without having to build several white elephant mega towers.
They are building them so that people like the shenanigan Mahathir and the likes can have their offices there. What a bloody shamble !

Anonymous said...

padanlah rakyat label kabinet yang ada sekarang ni kabinet haprak. sebab ada menteri haprak macam rais yatim ni

Pasquale said...

Rocky even if you get back your ferrari I would't use it God knows what they have implanted in your lap top! I am serious my man!

Anonymous said...

This time around, you are only after people who 'wronged' you, irrespective of whether they are in BN or Pakatan?

Your support for BN in general, stays?

Make it clear lah.
Some dunggus may interpret that you are already anti-BN again!!

PARAMESWARA

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere Datuk quoted

"it ain't over until it is all over?"

That came from the romantic movie about some "THE RED SHOES"..

But in this case, "your red ferrari", with their same THEME..,

"it ain't over until it is all over"

hahahaha

ps: BTW, since yr ferrari incidence, I keep getting SECURITY warning signals everytime I open your blog, not others, wth a message "not authenticated, this may be read by others during bla bla transmission..."

Ada PEEPING TOM ker?

PERWIRA

jebat said...

Salam takzim Dato' Rocky,

Ini lah gambaran jelas mengerai kerjaan yang ada. Merangcang tak mengira akibatnya - hantar Notebook ketempat tiada elektrik ia mengarapkan leterik datang semula jadi di pedalaman.

Alangkah bebalnya si perancamg !!! Malah lebih bebal dari Haji Bebal dalam cerita lama.


Inilah gambaran menteri mentari dalam kabinet sekarang. Manusia telah sampai ke era taknoloji yang amat canggih tetapi menteri kabinet masih dizaman sebelum perang dunia ke II.

Apakah ini yang diharapkan oleh DSN akan membawa MALAYSIA kepada "Rakyat Berpendapatan Tinggi" menjelang 2020. Hanya satu angan angan Mat Jenin.

Wahai DSN sedarlah dari mimpi kamu !! Hari dah saiang.Pilihlah menteri menteri yang benar benar BERWIBAWA DAN BERUPAYA !!
Janganlah pilih mentri berdasarkan kepandaian nya BERCAKAP semata mata

INGAT DAN SEDARLAH :

SAORANG MENTERI BOLEH MENYABABKAN SELURUH KABINET NENERIMA PADAH NYA.

Bak kata pepatah: SEBAB NILA SETITIK ROSAK SUSU SEBEKANGA.

Anonymous said...

we still need all these 'old' monkeys, courtesy from bodowi & mamak kerala in putrajaya...

just to keep us amuse with their moronic antics.

but then again, when you got monkeys as ministers, you get peanut job.

Anonymous said...

najib, sepatutnya bila rais dtg dgn proposal nak supply netbook utk pendalaman, you as number one need to think of the rationale.

rais: "bos, mcmc ada byk duit, saya pelan nak pakai duit tu utk supply netbook kat kampung-kampung, supaya boleh reduce digital divide antara kampung dan bandar"

najib: "kau ni rais, pakai laa common sense. ape yg orang kampung perlukan ialah bekalan letrik 24 jam, bekalan air bersih, jambatan, jalan raya, line tepon. kalau diorang letrik takde, air takde, line tepon takde, diorang nak buat ape netbook tu? nak suruh diorang pasarkan sayur belakang rumah diorang kat mudah.my ke? kot ye pon nak belanja duit mcmc, p laa buat tower base station byk byk kat pendalaman, subsidies telco yg pi letak pemancar kat situ, make sure diorang boleh supply 3g, 4g kat semua tempat pendalaman. lepas tu ko subsidies henpon kat org org kampung, make sure diorang seme pakai hanpon. nanti nak election senang aku boleh hantar sms broadcast utk kempen nanti."

my sega-tat said...

Bapa saya di kampung sega suka sangat dengan internet tapi masih tidak boleh menggunakan internet. Setiap kalli datang ke Kuala Lumpur beliau akan terus menghadap komputer dan berinternet. Buat masa ini selain banyak guna Words beliau cuma boleh main soliaire.Sega sebuah kampong dalam kawasan batu talam, raub hanya satu jam setengah perjalanan dari kuala lumpur. Bila agaknya boleh menerima internet coverage kat kampong saya.

Anonymous said...

PASQUALE enough talk from you. December is aproaching and ZARINAH is still the SC chief.

Anonymous said...

Rocky tolong jgn libatkan MCMC dalam hal ni lagi. Ni sengketa peribadi antara kao dan rais. Setiap kali, Rocky menulis pasal MCMC, makin payah buat kami untuk makan lebih sikit dari gaji. Tolong lah Rocky. Rais koa pun lagi satu. Belah aje, agar kami dikementerian dan MCMC bole menjamu selera, sambil berkata ni rezeki--- durian runtoh!!!!!!

Buttercup said...

Chief kipas Rais Yatim. Can you just go. Boleh??
Tired of seeing you and your wife's face.
Acting like you all are second couple after Najib and Rosmah.

my sega-tat

Kita sama sekampung. Kesian orang kampung kita.
Rais tu apa tau.Cakap je sepatah-patah. BORING!

barracuda said...

i agree with pasquale..

rocky -- your ferrari cannot be used no more. they've messed with it.

anyway, shouldn't YOU SUE the MCMC? you've nothing to lose. SUE THEM.

they were frivolous and were not doing their job...but were doing it at the whim and fancy of the minister.

SUE THEM SUE THEM! for whatever damages!

Anonymous said...

Parameswara,
Aiya why so sheltered aaa. Like many of us, Dato rocky is non partisan. He does not support individual or parties, he looks at issues and solve problems, others like you fear.

The Plumber.

Mat Cendana said...

Pasquale 10:06 AM
Oh, don't worry too much about someone planting something, if he's from MCMC. Have a look at their website - it's so `ulu-ish'... having a landing page which does NOTHING except waste 300KB of your download quota. I have doubts about the technical abilities of people who use Flash for no valid reason. I'll bet they are also the kind that pastes racing strips after repainting their Kancil to `Ferrari Red'; and thinking how much faster it has become because of that Haha!

Anonymous said...

Agreed with Anonymous 4.28pm. Tanya je kakitangan Kementerian Rais tu -baik Budaya, Penerangan atau Komunikasi- ada sesiapa yang suka atau hormat dia.Please know the difference-Takutkan mulut pedas dia- itu bukan hormat! Please dont blame ministry people- they have to follow his directive. Is it their fault he got God complex. Menteri diMalaysia ni, ada yang primadona. Lebih banyak songeh dari PM sendiri.

monsterball said...

Forget about your lap-top.
Case close or not...this is Malaysia..cannot steal...take what they can with no fear.

Anonymous said...

We did do a 'Black elephant' interms of project implementation in Kerapa Spak Rumah Panjang in Betong for WiFi and SIP Technology Calls, only to turn into 'White Elephant' because of internal politicking. Dont ask me to elaborate, but we sure did see some happy faces deep inside those jungles.

khairil@paycomm.com.my

Anonymous said...

Sebenarnya notebook ni semua boleh jadi bahan promosi..

Tunggu, bila Najib atau Menteri nak masuk kampung, diiringi puluhan pemberita2 termasuk dari MM/BBC dan Aljazeera bla bla..

Semua yang dapat akan dikerah keluar beramai2 bawa notebook masing2..

Lepaih tu, ambik group photo, ramai2, at the count of READY... READY..SATU... DUA... TIGA...

ramai2 angkat notebook atas kepala and shout...lagi kuat lagi bergema dan bersemangat,

SATU MALAYSIA,
ONE MALAYSIA,
YIK MALAYSIA,
ONNU MALAYSIA,
ISO MALAYSIA,
SA MALAYSIA,

Hapi semua kan?..
Yang menjalankan tugas, balik buat repot, claim elaun outstation, tambang, makan, penginapan, dryclean, ikut grade masing2..

THEIR JOB ACCOMPLISHED..

Orang kampung bawa balik, simpan notebook, lawatan pegawai2 pulak akan MENYUSUL tak lama lagi, follow-up, untuk meninjau perkembangan Notebook itu...

and the cycle continues.... bergambar lagi, balik claim elaun lagi..Itu le kerja depa..

hahahaha

PERWIRA

Anonymous said...

okay Datuk Rocky,

I dah double and triple check... only if I get to your comment section this warning will come out:

"WARNING contains unauthenticated content bla bla.. can be seen by other people while it is in transit.."

Only on your articles involving MCMC or yg berkenaan, yang lain2 tidak...this definitely must have something to do with your Ferrari..

Hello hello PEEPING TOM..

PERWIRA

Anonymous said...

Rocky, Isee you don't like how MCMC and Rais is treating you eh??
Well, now you know for a fact that no matter how you apple polish them they'll still Sting and bite you as and when they feel lkie it. So this will open up your eyes mate. I would rather trust my pitt bull terrier than those UMNOputras any day. Those UMNOputras think and behaves as if they are God and Master all roll into one, you got it??

monsterball said...

The Plumber telling half truths of Rocky which is also all true...PROVIDE he is not employed by UMNO B crooks.
Alas...cari makan...apa bula buat?
So Rocky doing his best to ampu Najib's bodek ...making his employmentship worth every sen.
That's what makes him a successful career man...but a lousy Malaysian supporting the Devil..for money sake.
Yet...no choice..cari makan la.
Personally...Rocky dares to speak out against anyone wrong doings..but the day he said he will not walk any talks anymore...where PR is involved...habis wayang...Rocky bought by the Devil.
Tetapi Rocky pusin sini pusin sana kurang compare to Shieh...kickdefella.
I now know his upside down flag is infact showing HIMSELF in distress.
Papa Monsterball went with 25 burning candles for him..for nothing.