After the meeting between YB Datuk Palanivel, our Environment Minister, and Balthasar Kambuaya, of Indonesia on 26-6-2013 (Wednesday), this was what YB Datuk Palanivel the GREAT has been quoted to have told the press in Indonesia:
“Malaysia has expressed the hope that government officials from both countries could work constantly in monitoring and checking the hot spots, especially during the dry season, to prevent forest and peat fires which contribute to the haze problem,” Natural Resources and Environment Minister G. Palanivel told reporters after meeting Indonesian Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya.” Continue reading →
The Indonesian Environment Minister, Hon Balthasar Kambuaya. Sir, why the much talked about civil suit involving US$225 billion against Aisa Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) in 2007 was closed in 2008???green image.
Updates on 23-6-2013 @ 9:45 pm:Asia Pulp & Paper aka APP is a Singapore based company. It is founded by Eka Tjipta Widjaja, who had significant tie to the family of the ex-President of Indonesia, the late General Suharto. It was known to have appointed the PR firm Ogilvy & Mather to improve on its green image. The background of APP is in HERE.
Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited, aka APRIL, is a developer of fibre plantations and the owner of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper mills with operations mainly in Indonesia and China. APRIL is part of the Indonesian Raja Garuda Mas Group and owned by Indonesian business man Sukanto Tanoto living in Singapore. Raja Garuda Mas Group or conglomerate RGE Royal Golden Eagle or Royal Golden Eagle International (RGEI), is a holding company with its activities ranging from paper,palm oil, construction, and energy business sectors, owning papermaker April and palm oil firm Asian Agri. It is believed to be also well connected in Indonesia. It has been reported that APRIL is related to one of the eight companies involved in the open burning in RIAU recently, in HERE. The background of APRIL is in HERE.
The Indonesian Environment Minister, Hon Balthasar Kambuaya, told a press conference in Jakarta today that “A preliminary report of an investigation conducted by the Environment Ministry has indicated eight palm oil plantation companies belonging to Malaysian investors involved in land burning in Riau. Continue reading →
The hazy scene at the Prime Minister Office in Putrajaya
Air pollutions caused by haze have reached a dangerous level in several parts of Malaysia and Singapore. The Malaysian Environment Department director general, Puan Halimah Hassan, has declared that air pollutant index showed an unhealthy levels between 101-129 in Malacca and Port Klang. The Department has issued a ban on open burning in several States. Is this enough? The answer is “NO”. What is the point in such a ban when the haze was caused by the open burning in Sumatera yearly?Continue reading →
B K Sidhu seems to be the de facto spokewoman for AirAsia & AirAsia X. She has been known to have written only positive articles on AirAsia and AirAsia X Bhd
The directors/shareholders of AirAsia X Bhd, which is part of the group of AirAsia Bhd, namely Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Datuk KalimulahHassan, Mr Lim Kian Onn, Tuan Omar Ong and others must be jumping for joy after reading the advertisement campaign article above by Ms B K Sidhu of the Star. Continue reading →
Star report 10-6-2012 showing En Al-Ishal Ishak (circle in red) the new AirAsia Group head of brand and ancillary income. He was previously the the head hunted VP of Promotion and Marketing of MAS during the famous MAS-AirAsia share swap.
It would appear that En Al-Ishal Ishak was head hunted and appointed as the VP for Promotion and Marketing for MAS by the management of MAS during the height of MAS-AirAsia share swap. Prior to his appointment in MAS he was involved in IT but rumor has it that he is extremely talented in re-branding, which was only discovered by the management of MAS at that material time. Continue reading →
The “happy family” laughing all the way to the … . From left: Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, the CEO of CIMB Bank, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun of AA X, Tan Sri Rafidah chairman of AAX, En Azran Osman-Rani of AAX and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes of AAX
At long last AirAsia X Bhd will finally be listed in Bursa Kuala Lumpur very soon. On 10-6-2013 AirAsia X Bhd has made an official announcement of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to 790,123,500 ordinary shares of RM0.15 in the main Board of Bursa Kuala Lumpur (BSKL). The retail price of the IPO is RM1.45, which is almost 10 times above its par value. Based on its retail price it would appear that AirAsia X Bhd is a rock solid company with big “dreams” otherwise its IPO price would not have been fixed at RM1.45! Continue reading →