Thursday, 12 November 2009



*Car Prices In Malaysia*

*Malaysia Boleh..Buy Malaysian Products...Long Live Malaysia..Malaysia Ku Cemerlang... !*

*BMW 535isells for RM178,000 in the US*

*BMW 328isells for RM155,000 in the US*

*The 2009 model BMW 328i 2 door Convertible sells for USD44,014 or*
*RM155,369.00 in the US . In Malaysia the same car sells for over*
*RM460,000.This is an untenable situation. *

*Audi A4 2.0T Cabriolet Convertiblesells for RM142,000 in the US*

*The 2009 model Audi A4 2 Door 2.0T Cabriolet Convertible sells in the*
*US for USD40,328.00 or RM142,357. In Malaysia the same car would sell for about RM265,000.*

*VW GTI 2.0Tsells for RM85,000 in the US*

*And the 2010 model Toyota Camry 2.4L sells in the US for USD 19,659.00 or RM69,396. In Malaysia the 2008 Toyota Camry 2.4L sells for RM170,000.

*Car prices in Malaysia are about three times higher than the prices in the United States.We are a developing nation. Our land and labour costs are so much cheaper than the US . Why are our cars so expensive? It does not make any sense. Tak masuk akal.*

*Then here are some car prices from our neighbour Indonesia . The Toyota Altis sells in Indonesia for about RM46,000. The same car sells here for around RM 112,000. Again we are three times more expensive than Indonesia. *

*The Honda Jazz sells here for RM108,000. In Indonesia the Jazz sells for RM 36,000. Three times more expensive.*

*We are paying ridiculously high prices (and actually impoverishing the Malays - who are the largest buyers of cars in Malaysia) to support an out of date, out of touch with reality motor car policy.*

*We are paying the highest car prices in the world to support the Proton and other locally made cars as well as support a mind boggling AP policy which only benefits a relatively few rich Malays. A disproportionately large number of Malays and other Malaysians are being impoverished to subsidise the wealth of a few inefficient rich.*

*26 million Malaysians have to pay three times more for their cars just to support Proton and 120,000 people who are directly and indirectly involved in the motor sector in Malaysia and the AP holders. That is a ratio of 216:1.*

*This ratio of 216:1 is too skewed. 26.0 million happier people can contribute many more votes than 120,000 members of an inefficient motor industry. 26 million unhappy people can change a Government. (The maths is not really difficult here)*

*And this outdated policy is impoverishing the Malays more than anyone else.*

*Here is some news from our DPM Tan Sri Muhyudin Yassin about our car*
*policy. This is truncated:*

*Muhyiddin assures govt support for automotive parts and component sector:*

*1. KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 - The deputy prime minister said special focus will be given to "facilitate and encourage" the development of the automotive parts and component sector despite the current global and regional economic downturn.*

*2. "Under the CEPT and Asean Trade in Goods Agreements, Malaysia has agreed to eliminate import duties on all products in the Normal Track on January 1, 2010. This includes motor vehicles, auto parts and components," he said.*

*3. He pointed out that . . . the motor vehicle sub sector in Malaysia will not be directly impacted because of its heavy dependence on the domestic market.*

*4. "The Malaysian government recognises the contribution of the domestic automotive industry *
*towards the development of the country."*

*Para 2 sounds promising but then Para 3 and 4 basically says that the Malaysian motor car industry will continue to be protected. This means we will continue paying the highest car prices in the world for automobiles. *

*Cuba kita kira : kalau kereta Honda Jazz di jual dengan harga yang sebenarnya (lebih kurang RM36,000 saja) dan bukan pada harga sekarang (RM108,000) maksudnya bayaran bulanan pembeli kereta akan jadi kurang,*
*mungkin sepertiga sahaja daripada bayaran bulanan sekarang.*

*Jika sekarang orang bayar RM1,500 sebulan untuk beli Honda Jazz, kalau harga kereta *
*lebih menepati harga pasaran dunia, orang kita perlu bayar sekitar RM500 saja sebulan.*

*Maksudnya tanpa Kerajaan perlu membuat apa pun (merangsang ekonomi, belanja berpuluh billion Ringgit duit rakyat untuk stimulus dan sebagainya) setiap rakyat Malaysia yang membeli kereta yang seharga dengan Honda Jazz akan dapat menjimatkan sehingga RM1,000 sebulan daripada kos sara hidup bulanannya.*

*This is like giving the car buyer an RM1000 pay rise without incurring any extra costs *
*for the taxpayer, the Government or the economy. *
*It will greatly reduce the cost of living in Malaysia and spur greater economic growth too.*

*Tapi sekarang, yang menjadi mangsa dulu dan yang menjadi miskin dulu orang Melayu juga. *
*Orang Melayu yang paling ramai sekali menjadi pembeli kereta dalam negara kita. *
*Orang Melayu kebanyakannya makan gaji - tiap bulan dapat gaji tetap. *
*Bila harga kereta naik gila, yang menjadi miskin di saf depan sekali adalah orang Melayu juga.*

*In absolute numbers, the Malays are suffering the most because they are the most in number *
*among the fixed income people who also buy cars.*

*Some folks said the other day that Proton has 150 major component suppliers, dealers, distributors *
*and about 500 other parts suppliers too. Of the 150 major component suppliers, about 15 of them are listed companies. *
*In total they employ about 120,000 people. The Proton supply chain is a mix of bumiputras and non bumiputras. *
*But here is a sad fact : none of them are operating at their level best efficiency.*

*Our motor car policy is forcing Malaysians to subsidise Proton so that Proton *
*can sustain major inefficiencies in the Malaysian economy. This is not a good thing at all.*

*We have to unwind this situation. Set a target of 18 months from now to unwind all protection for our motor industry. Remove the impoverishing AP policy also in 18 months. *
*Let Malaysian car prices reflect world market prices for the same makes of cars.*

*If a BMW 535 sells for RM178,000 in America , it should sell for a little less here in Malaysia *
*(our rentals and salaries are cheaper). Fw: Car Prices In Malaysia*

*The Ministers continue making pronouncements about the car industry as though nothing has happened. *
*I hope everyone will please wake up. *
*The Government has a real chance of getting thrown out of office in about three years. *
*The people will not accept inept answers anymore.*

*The ridiculous car prices in Malaysia is an issue that is just beginning to get more attention and publicity. *
*It is going to become a really big issue in the near future. Be forewarned.*


‘Tuduhan Anwar Sorok ‘RM3b’ Tidak Berasas’

Dari Malaysia Kini

Bekas pengarah siasatan BPR, Abdul Razak Idrus memberitahu mahkamah tinggi hari ini bahawa siasatan terhadap Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang didakwa menyorok RM3 bilion dalam akaun asing dan mempunyai kaitan dengan kepentingan Barat, didapati tidak berasas.

Abdul Razak, 60, yang kini telah bersara tetapi menjadi pengarah dalam beberapa syarikat, berkata BPR telah menyiasat perkara itu ekoran dakwaan yang dibuat dalam akuan bersumpah bekas penolong gabenor Bank Negara, Abdul Murad Khalid.

Katanya, sepasukan pengawai BPR telah ke Singapura dan United Kingdom untuk menyiasat dakwaan tersebut.

“Kami berjumpa dengan Murad dan beberapa saksi di Britain. Tetapi siasatan mendapat ‘tiada kes’ terhadap Anwar berhubung dakwaan dalam akuan bersumpah Murad,” katanya.

Oleh itu, katanya, beliau membuat kesimpulan bahawa dakwaan dalam akuan bersumpah itu adalah tidak berasas dan mengarahkan supaya siasatan ditutup.

Murad menandatangani akuan bersumpah itu pada 20 Oktober 1999 – kira-kira sebulan selepas Anwar ditahan selepas dipecat sebagai timbalan perdana menteri pada awal bulan September tahun berkenaan.

Abdul Razak kemudiannya membuat akuan bersumpahnya mengenai perkara itu dan mengemukakannya kepada mahkamah.

Bekas pegawai kanan BPR itu memberi keterangan dalam kes saman fitnah RM100 juta yang difailkan oleh Anwar terhadap News Straits Times Press (M) Bhd dan bekas ketua pengarang kumpulannya, Datuk Abdullah Ahmad.

Artikel yang didakwa berunsur fitnah itu, disiarkan pada 2 Mac 2002.