“Tourist” Minister: “RM3 million given to make Malaysia a hub for world fashion!

JAWAPAN BERTULIS

(PENGGULUNGAN BAJET 2011)

DARIPADA         :        TUAN WEE CHOO KEONG

[ WANGSA MAJU ]

TARIKH               :        2 NOVEMBER 2010 (Baru diterima petang ini 10-11-2010)

SOALAN:

TUAN WEE CHOO KEONG meminta MENTERI PERLANCONGAN menyatakan :

Mengapakah Kementerian Pelancongan perlu memberikan RM3 juta kepada sebuah persatuan kasut untuk menganjurkan Shoe Festival.

JAWAPAN:

Yang Berhormat,

Untuk makluman, acara Malaysia International Shoe Festival (MISF) merupakan produk pelancongan niche Kementerian Pelancongan Malaysia yang mempunyai kaitan yang rapat di antara industri pelancongan dengan industri sokongan seprti fesyen dan fabric. Selain itu, acara ini dapat menjadikan Malaysia sebagai sebuah hub bagi industri fesyen dan kasut dunia.

Acara ini juga turut disokong oleh Y.Bhg. Professor Datuk Jimmy Choo yang merupakan seorang pereka kasut terkenal dunia juga merupakan ikon Malaysia di dalam industri ini. Kejayaan beliau ini dilihat sebagai platform terbaik untuj menarik peminat fesyen terutamanya fesyen kasut untuk datang ke Malaysia bagi melihat inspirasi dan formula kejayaan beliau di pentas fesyen kasut dunia.

Yang Berhormat,

Dengan menjadikan MISF sebagai niche product dan Y.Bhg. Professor Datuk Jimmy Choo sebagai ikon tarikan, MISF telah berjaya menjana keuntungan berjumlah RM5 juta dari hasil jualan pameran. Dengan peruntukan sejumlah RM3 juta yang telah disalurkan oleh Kementerian bagi menampung kos MISF, ini merupakan pulangan yang baik iaitu sebanyak 66 peratus telah kita perolehi daripada acara ini yang telah berlangsung selama 3 hari iaitu pada 2 hingga 4 April 2010 di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra. Pameran ini juga telah disertai oleh 100 syarikat pengeluar kasut tempatan dan telah menarik seramai 45,000 pengunjung dari dalam dan luar negara seperti China, Indonesia, India, Afrika Selatan, Perancis, Iran, Jerman, Australia, United Kingdom, Korea Selatan, Taiwan Mauritius, Filipina, Vietnam dan Negara Timur Tengah.

Persatuan Pengilang-Pengilang Kasut Malaysia atau Malaysian Footwear Manufacturer Association (MFMA) dilantik sebagai pengendali MISF adalah berdasarkan konsep payung di mana acara ini telah dapat memberi faedah secara langsung kepada semua 468 ahli persatuan ini, melalui aktiviti seminar, pameran kasut dan sebagainya. Ahli-ahli persatuan ini adalah terdiri daripada pengeluar kasut, pengusaha perniagaan kasut dan aksesori berkaitan kasut.

Persatuan ini mempunyai kepakaran dalam mengendalikan pelbagai acara berkaitan industri kasut seperti “Malaysia Footwear Design Competition” dan “Footwear Trade Fair” yang mendapat pengiktirafan Malaysia Book of Records bagi penghasilan saiz kasut terbesar di Malaysia. Diperingkat antarabangsa, persatuan ini juga telah menyertai International Footwear Conference dan International Shoe Fair di negara Jerman, Itali, Thailand dan Hong Kong.

Note:

Why the RM3 million was given to the Malaysia Footwear Manufacturer Association Shoe Makers Assoication?  The reasons given thus far were not convincingly at all.

The RM5 million sales during the Festival was of no benefits to the Minsitry at all but only the shoe makers.  There was jno firect beenfits for the Minsitry.  RM3 million was far too much for the Minsitry tot to sponsore one Festival of an association!

Why no other association was given any subsidy or donation for their function?

I shall bring up this issue during the Committee Stage for the Budget 2011 Debate.

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6 thoughts on ““Tourist” Minister: “RM3 million given to make Malaysia a hub for world fashion!

  1. Gina

    And, YB, could you do us a favor, questioning the ministry about spending RM20million for Shanghai Expo last October? According to the report (Berita Minggu – 7/11/2010), the replica wasn’t even fit the expo’s theme …

    I think since Yen Yen took over the ministry, many ridiculous expenditure been spending in the name of promoting Malaysia. What right that she have to spend people’s money just like that? the impact? nada. zilch. zero!

    we just ordinary people who struggle very hard for our life, but those people? Unbelievable!

    I’m hoping that you can raise this issue.

    Thank you for your service sir.

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  2. OneYear12Topic

    Ng Yen Yen , had appointed Datuk Jimmy Choo ( who has been honoured with MANY awards over the years for his achievements begins 24 May 2001 ( by University of the Arts London ) for his long and continues contribution to the fashion industry – hand-made shoes ) as a tourism ambassador effective 1st August 2009 to promote Malaysia to the world . Our Shanghai Expo Malaysian Pavilion does not FAIL , but fail to achieve certain high standard .

    Regarding the the cost of the Malaysian Pavilion in the Shanghai Expo 2010 has escalated sky high from its original tender price of RM20 million ,
    we think the original tender price is too low . It should be budget between RM 40-RM 50 million , although still not enough to build something advance .
    The main issue is Ng Yen Yen didnt explain clearly what is Shanghai Expo early . A 3 Days PC Fair ? consider taxpayer money ,
    should we spend only RM 2,000 for simple burger mamak stall to vs
    some country who spend thousand million ? No-lah . Shanghai Expo is a permanent tourist expo ( just something like Epcot )

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  3. John Low

    chee kok weng is the name you are looking for, as … partner at the Shanghai EXPO. Chee formerly of Nasioncom Bhd. EPF has a case against him, and he also has a case with the SC. How did he get involved in Shanghai expo???

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  4. justice angle

    Why don’t you guys post my coment on con man …. and his scams in shanghai right this moment?

    Note: The name of the “con man” had to be deleted at the moment. I am sorry that I can publish the name as yet because I need the evidence before I publish your comments. Please contact me at my email to discuss this matter. In the interim the two comments that you have posted will be withheld for the moment until the allegations can be substantiated with some documentary evidence. This is to avoid legal complications. I hope you will understand why I didn’t approve the two comments. Prevention is better than cure. My e-mail address is: weechookeong@gmail.com Thank you. wee choo keong

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  5. justice angle

    Latest news 1st June 2011, on Chee kok wing in Xi Xioa shanghai agiculture/food product expo, chee kok wing is telling the shanghai foreign trade ltd, a subsidery company of shanghai expo that Tourism minister Ng yen yen is supporting him with USD 2 mil in his latest bird nest business venture in shanghai Xi Xioa agriculture/food product expo. My question is how can the Tourism ministry utilize its budget to fund a private individual business and continue to support a con man like chee kok wing. Chee kok wing also told the shanghai party that Dato seri nor omar minister of agriculture that, he is getting USD 5 mil from Farma to take up exhibition racks space in xi xioa shanghai agriculture/food product expo. Pls go to Asiashangtex.com web site, in the web site where he posted many pictures of Dato’ seri nor omar and himself taken in shanghai.
    By doing this i believe it will tarnish Dato’ seri nor omar name on an international platform. How can a minister like nor omar make a statement like this ?
    After he is strip off his dato ship title by the selangor royal family, he then told the general public that because he sold one of his bangalow at the mine resort to the current Agung, Tuanku mirzan brother at a below market price rate, he now has obtain a new dato’ ship title from our current Agung, Tuanku mirzan. He also claim that it is a blessing in disguise that the Selangor royal family stip his dato’ ship title as now he is got a bigger title which is a federal dato’ship. He also carries with him at all time and showing to everyone the dato’ ship identification card obtain from Tuanku Agung Tuanku mirzan.
    A man with 8 charges by the malaysian anti curruption agency living luxuriously, recently (january 2011) just bought a big bangalow worth millions in bukit jalil golf resort, with his bently, ferraries, bmw and lexus etc etc park right up front his house. What a hero yah.
    By rights he should have his passport revoke with all those charges still outstanding, but no he now travell the world utilizing his new federal dato’ ship title to continue to con international businessmen.
    Ha ha ha, What a country yah. Guess what ? he will probably bribe the judges this time with the hundres of millions he absconded from nationcom berhad and hidden in Australia under his father in law name and walk away scott free again.

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  6. justice angle

    Latest news 1st June 2011, on Chee kok wing in Xi Xioa shanghai agiculture/food product expo, chee kok wing is telling the shanghai foreign trade ltd, a subsidery company of shanghai expo that Tourism minister Ng yen yen is supporting him with USD 2 mil in his latest bird nest business venture in shanghai Xi Xioa agriculture/food product expo. My question is how can the Tourism ministry utilize its budget to fund a private individual business and continue to support a con man like chee kok wing. Chee kok wing also told the shanghai party that Dato seri nor omar minister of agriculture that, he is getting USD 5 mil from Farma to take up exhibition racks space in xi xioa shanghai agriculture/food product expo. Pls go to Asiashangtex.com web site, in the web site where he posted many pictures of Dato’ seri nor omar and himself taken in shanghai.
    By doing this i believe it will tarnish Dato’ seri nor omar name on an international platform. How can a minister like nor omar make a statement like this ?
    After he is strip off his dato ship title by the selangor royal family, he then told the general public that because he sold one of his bangalow at the mine resort to the current Agung, Tuanku mirzan brother at a below market price rate, he now has obtain a new dato’ ship title from our current Agung, Tuanku mirzan. He also claim that it is a blessing in disguise that the Selangor royal family stip his dato’ ship title as now he is got a bigger title which is a federal dato’ship. He also carries with him at all time and showing to everyone the dato’ ship identification card obtain from Tuanku Agung Tuanku mirzan.
    A man with 8 charges by the malaysian anti curruption agency living luxuriously, recently (january 2011) just bought a big bangalow worth millions in bukit jalil golf resort, with his bently, ferraries, bmw and lexus etc etc park right up front his house. What a hero yah.
    By rights he should have his passport revoke with all those charges still outstanding, but no he now travell the world utilizing his new federal dato’ ship title to continue to con international businessmen.
    Ha ha ha, What a country yah. Guess what ? he will probably bribe the judges this time with the hundres of millions he absconded from nationcom berhad and hidden in Australia under his father in law name and walk away scott free again.
    The latest chee kok wing news in shanghai continues

    Reply

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