Palanivel The Great!

YB Datuk G Palanivel, The Great
YB Datuk G Palanivel, The Great

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 “Palanivel The Great!”

HAZE: Palanivel to ask Indo Environment Minister “Why Indo did not institute the US$225 billion civil suit against Asia Pulp & Paper and APRIL in 2007?”

The Indonesian Environment Minister, Hon Balthasar Kambuaya
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 ChinaAPRIL 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

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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 “HAZE: Palanivel to ask Indo Environment Minister “Why Indo did not institute the US$225 billion civil suit against Asia Pulp & Paper and APRIL in 2007?””

Thank you Indonesia for the HAZE!

The scene at Prime Minister Office in Putrajaya
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 “Thank you Indonesia for the HAZE!”

B K Sidhu’s source said “AirAsia X IPO over subscription rate is 5 to 6 times”!

B K Sidhu is the de facto spokewoman for AirAsia & AirAsia X
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 Kalimulah Hassan, 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 “B K Sidhu’s source said “AirAsia X IPO over subscription rate is 5 to 6 times”!”

En Mohd Shahazwan bin Mohd Harris was appointed as a director of MAS today

 

En Shahazwan Harris
En Shahazwan Harris has many directorships to his name.

Encik Mohd Shahazwan bin Mohd Harris has been appointed as a Non Independent and Non Executive Director of MAS effective today, 17 June 2013. Continue reading “En Mohd Shahazwan bin Mohd Harris was appointed as a director of MAS today”