Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MAJORITI MEREKA ADALAH MELAYU

Berita di bawah ini belum pasti menawan perhatian orang UMNO, walaupun parti tersebut ada Biro Buruh di peringkat induk, pemuda, wanita dan puteri, dari peringkat pusat sampailah ke cawangan. Berita ini juga belum mengambilkira mereka yang akan dibuang kerja oleh Singapura.

Apa yang pasti, majoriti yang kena buang kerja adalah anak-anak Melayu. Jadi ke mana mereka selepas ini? Untuk hadiri kurus re-orientasi? Buat apa kalau kerja tak ada? Buat apa kalau kursus itu habiskan duit kerajaan tapi tak menepati sasaran yang sebenar-benarnya?

Dengan wujudnya berjuta-juta pekerja asing – halal dan haram – di Malaysia ketika ini, apa agaknya dasar tenaga manusia Malaysia dalam sebulan dua lagi?

4,749 BAKAL DIBERHENTI

KUALA LUMPUR 22 Dis. – Trend pemberhentian pekerja diramal serius tahun depan dengan seramai 4,749 pekerja akan diberhentikan oleh 102 majikan dalam tempoh tiga bulan pertama setelah mengambil kira kelembapan ekonomi dunia.

Jumlah pemberhentian pekerja itu adalah angka rasmi yang dilaporkan oleh majikan, kebanyakannya dalam industri elektronik kepada Jabatan Tenaga Kerja (JTK) setakat ini.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak semasa mengulas isu itu berkata, kerajaan kini dalam perancangan untuk menyediakan program latihan semula kepada pekerja yang diberhentikan bagi membantu mereka mendapat pekerjaan baru.

http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=1223&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Muka_Hadapan&pg=mh_01.htm

Oleh itu, kita tunggu dan lihat untuk pastikan sama ada orang UMNO dan ramai lagi pemimpin UMNO sensitif terhadap perkembangan pengangguran seperti ini tidak lama lagi. – Ruhanie Ahmad

8 comments:

Gagak di Rimba said...

Salam,

Orang Melayu mutakhir selalu, dan mungkin terlalu, memberi perhatian kepada masalah para tokoh (politik, korporat, usahawan dsb), dan telah terlepas pandang kepada masalah "orang kecil", seperti para buruh Melayu dan anak muda kita.

Ini memang satu kesilapan yang perlu dibetulkkan, termasuklah oleh UMNO, jika ingin menarik kembali perhatian dan sokongan orang Melayu.

rantong said...

Itulah akibatnya orang melayu hanya hebat berpolitik, tapi LEMAH dalam ekonomi. Saya dah beri komen pada banyak blog-blog politik agar hentikan isu-isu politik yang remeh temeh. Habis pilihanraya, habis lah. Tumpukan pada ekonomi. Bila kita kuat ekonomi, politik juga akan mengikut dari belakang. Bukannya kuat politik ekonomi pun kuat. Itu salah. Saya syorkan, mana-mana blogger yang hebat berpolitik blog (tak hebat mana pun) agar berhenti bercakap pasal politik, tumpukan kepada EKONOMI..EKONOMI... dan EKONOMI.

Hang-Jebat said...

Tuan Hamba,
Sindrom Perhentian pekerja secara sukarela atau paksarela telah berlaku di majoriti sektor perindustrian di Johor Bahru. Terutama di Gelang Patah, Senai dan Pasir Gudang. Diharap ahli politik terutama YB Tan AH, YB Khalid, YB Ong KT, YB Aziz dll bersikap lebih proaktif untuk membantu pekerja-pekerja yang diberhentikan ini. Jika ada masa, sila lakukan lawatan ke sektor perindustrian ini. Ini mungkin sebahagian usaha untuk meningkatkan motivasi dan emosi pekerja serta dapatkan kepastian dari pihak perngurusan perindustrian ini kenapa terdesak untuk "membuang" pekerja terutama bumiputera. Harus diingati, kebanyakan mereka juga pengundi setia YB-YB sekalian. Janganlah tunggu musim PRU atau PRK baru tunjuk muka kesian.

BaitiBadarudin said...

Salam,
Dalam keadaan kegawatan ekonomi global dan nasional, saya kira telah tiba masanya untuk perubahan dasar guna tenaga atau sumber manusia negara. Malaysia perlu mengutamakan rakyat Malaysia untuk mengisi apa jua pekerjaan kosong yang ada, bukan rakyat Filipina, Indo, Nepal atau negara asing yang lain.

Mika Angel-0 said...

Puteramaya,
Salaam siber

Ponzi's Scheme: DrM's Vision2020 II
(kita semua kena jual hidup-hidup)

Cerita itu bagus tetapi ini cerita yang lebih menarik:

Bernard Madoff is accused of orchestrating a $50 billion fraud and was placed under house arrest as BNP Paribas became the latest European bank to be sideswiped by the scandal.

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
Who is Bernie Madoff? Many Investors Didn't Ask
By Robert Chew

As the haze lifts from Bernie Madoff's financial massacre, his victims are now asking the fundamental question: if we had known Madoff was behind our investment, would we have made it?

Madoff investors appear to break down into two distinct camps: the "I-know-Bernies" and "Who's-Bernies?"

For those investors like me who never heard of Madoff, privacy and propriety were the camouflage that kept his name from so many hundreds, maybe thousands, of private and public investors. Secrecy enabled him to create his global Ponzi-on-steroids scheme undercover, and helps explain why it worked so brilliantly for so long. The fact the Securities and Exchange Commission gave Madoff multiple free passes to sidestep closer inspection is even more troubling for any investor looking to put a hard-earned buck into this system. (How I Got Screwed by Bernie Madoff.)

It seems to me that many of Madoff's fund-raising generals—many close friends who were unlicensed to trade securities—down the line must have been given strict commands to avoid using the Madoff name. These generals ran many of Madoff's complex network of domestic and international feeder funds, which in turn created their own sub-funds. It was into these sub-funds many private investors, foundations, schools and other endowments poured their life savings. From the super wealthy, like Mort Zuckerman, to schmoes like me, the victim-cry is: Who the hell is Bernie Madoff? Had we known Madoff was behind all the "trades" maybe we would have made a better investment decision. Maybe. Other victims, however, with direct access to Madoff, such as those going through licensed brokerage firms like Minneapolis' Engler & Budd, knew the name Madoff and invested big because of his strong reputation and track record.

Generally, investors got into this private, no-prospectus game through a trusted family friend. In our case, the trusted friend was an affable, debonair fellow named Stanley Chais, who ran the Brighton and Popham investment groups for decades. We were in two sub-groups of Brighton, and they were msmall, 10 to 15 people — possibly so they would fly under regulator radar, victims now tell me. Brighton, it turns out, fed the money into Madoff. I'd sit next to Stanley at year-end holiday parties and, knowing my family's money was in his hands, I'd ask: "How're things going with the arbitrage?" The answer was always, "Life is good." Things have changed.

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or better or worse, our decision to invest was based on our faith in him, not unlike the way one puts trust in any stockbroker or financial adviser, but more so. If Stanley's running things, we'll go with it. This trust, the history of success, made it as good, if not better than any investment out there. Had we—and the many other devastated investors I've talked to over the last week—heard the name Madoff perhaps we would have checked him out, seen some of the red-flags, and maybe made a different decision.

Nancy Silverton, the well-known Los Angeles restaurateur of Pizzeria Mozza and founder and former owner of LaBrea Bakery, was in a Chais sub-group called CMG, LTD. Some of our savings, and 50 others', were in that group, too. She's lost everything, over $5 million. CMG investors lost $80 million total, according to a class action suit filed in United State District Court in California last week. Silverton's family, in another Chais group called Caroline, also lost everything. It's unclear how many sub-groups Chais had going, but there were at least six I know of in the Los Angeles area. Stanley says he's lost everything, too, including his substantial Chais Family Foundation, which has shut down.

"I knew others were doing the trades, but I'm not sure I ever heard of Madoff," Silverton says. "You trust people that are better at investing than you, you go about building your business, doing your work, and you forget about it. You see the statements and you think you've made the best financial move of your life."

The phone call came for Nancy in mid-December when she was in Napa wine country with four friends. They were on their way to have dinner at the famous restaurant the French Laundry. "My father called my cell," she said. "He said, �We've lost everything.' I went into a kind of surreal shock."

For Silverton, 54, and the many others like her, she'll have to start over. "My entire retirement, my kids' college funds, trust funds, were all invested in this. All I have is my restaurant now. We just can't believe it."

The unlicensed Madoff generals must have had their orders: Mum's the word. Let the investors think what they want about who's placing the buy-and-sell orders. As far as the investors knew, the generals were the geniuses doing the sophisticated, proprietary trading stuff that brought such marvelous returns over the last 40 years. And, in our case, the accounting firm of Halpern & Mantovani, CPA, in Encino, Calif., Chais' chief bean counter, pumped out the quarterly statements as if it were all rock solid.

How can we stop this from happening again? How about some basic oversight and transparency for all private and public funds? How about making private, under-the-radar investment groups illegal unless registered? Is this asking too much of our regulators, when a $50 billion investment fund can be run by a little man with gray hair in baseball cap behind a curtain of secrecy and nobody knows what the trades are or who's making them?


Nota:

I find it very strange that the Madoff investments failed after the Sub Prime Fiasco - if it is just a ponzi scheme even steroid driven. Yes, it is a purge but by whom? Is it the time for Team Greenspan to finally be rewarded for their short comings?

che det wrote about it and compared it with our very own pak man telo?! i was quite sad: this is no measly Madoff story...who are the investors that lost out other than BNP Paribas - in the South East Asian, East Asia and the Middle East; or was he one of those who initiated the mortgage backed collaterals and other toxic assets that TARP was created to clean up?

As for we in Malaysia, was MoF2 caught up in this hot investment scheme as well?

all this distraction, Puteramaya, is because your question(the last one) is even harder to answer!

puteramaya said...

Saudara-saudariku sekalian

Jutaan terima kasih. Masalahnya dengan UMNO, parti ada macam-macam biro untuk bela rakyat. Tapi tak ada blueprint pengisian perjuangannya. Kalau ini boleh diatasi, saya pasti UMNO lebih cergas dan tangkas membela rakyat marhaen.

Salam takzim - Ruhanie Ahmad

slyderrose said...

50 tahun umno memerintah, ekonomi orang melayu masih merangkak lagi walhal kaum lain sudah berlari. Mana silapnya. Tapi apa yg jelas ekonomi kebanyakannya pemimpin umnoputra menang hebat. Wang digunakan untuk pemilihan calon. Banyak betul duit mereka ini. Rakyat melayu marhean, apa cerita?
Bermacam slogan dan retorik digunakan untuk mempertahankan keddudukan dan kuasa. Dan sudah pastinya dengan satu matlamat menambahkan RM masing-masing.

Olih itu jangan salah pihak lain kalau melayu masih merangkak. Salahkan diri sendiri dan parti yg didokong.

tok iskandar said...

Bukti UMNO dah gagal mainkan peranan sebagai pembela Melayu dan agama Islam.Apa lagi joinlah Pakatan Rakyat.PKR atau PAS sebagai wadah baru dan tinggalkan UMNO yang kian reput