Tun M tidak boleh tolong rakyat Langkawi


LANGKAWI – Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad tidak akan mampu berbuat apa-apa untuk meneruskan pembangunan yang menguntungkan rakyat di Langkawi sekiranya beliau menang  PRU-14.

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz berkata, bekas perdana menteri itu tidak mempunyai asas kukuh seperti kerajaan yang dibentuk BN selama ini yang sebenarnya merupakan kuasa yang membolehkan pembangunan dilaksanakan di pulau bebas cukai ini.

“Kalau sudah menjadi wakil rakyat pembangkang, bagaimana nak menolong?

“Menang pun untung dia sahaja. Dia yang dapat gaji yang dapat elaun (sebagai Ahli Parlimen),” katanya selepas merasmikan Program Pakat Mai Langkawi anjurain Tourism Malaysia di Pantai Tanjung Rhu, di sini malam tadi.

Mohamed Nazri berkata demikian mengulas keputusan Pakatan Harapan untuk meletakkan Mahathir sebagai calon mereka di kerusi Parlimen Langkawi dalam PRU-14.

Mohamed Nazri berkata, keputusan ini juga membuktikan bahawa Tun Mahathir memungkiri pesanannya sendiri yang tidak mahu masyarakat Melayu yang menjadi kumpulan majoriti di Langkawi berpecah belah. – BERNAMA



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Langkawi bakal nikmati hasil cukai pelancongan


WhatsApp_Image_2018-04-17_at_9.55.34_AM.jpeg.transformedMO, 17/4/2018, LANGKAWI: Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan (MOTAC) bersedia mengembalikan RM1 juta kutipan cukai pelancongan tahun lalu kepada Kedah bagi pelaksanaan projek pelancongan.

Menterinya, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, berkata sebahagian daripada wang dikembalikan itu akan disalurkan ke Langkawi untuk pelaksanaan pelbagai projek.

“Secara keseluruhannya, MOTAC mengutip RM56 juta cukai pelancongan daripada pengusaha hotel seluruh negara tahun lalu dan kutipan dari Kedah ialah RM2 juta.

“Jadi, kita memutuskan mengembalikan sebahagian kutipan dengan agihan masing-masing RM500,000 kepada tanah besar Kedah dan Langkawi,” katanya pada sidang media selepas merasmikan program My Kampung Tourism – Jom Pakat Mai Langkawi di Tanjung Rhu di sini, malam tadi.

Yang turut hadir, Ketua Setiausaha MOTAC, Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah.

Mohamed Nazri berkata, langkah dilakukan itu dilihat lebih adil kerana sebahagian besar kutipan cukai pelancongan itu datang dari Langkawi yang memiliki banyak hotel berdaftar dengan MOTAC.

Katanya, kerajaan melaksanakan cukai pelancongan berkuat kuasa 1 September lalu ke atas pelancong asing saja pada kadar RM10 untuk setiap bilik bagi satu malam

“Secara mudahnya, daripada RM10 dikutip itu, kementerian ambil RM5, manakala RM5 lagi dibahagikan secara adil dan saksama kepada Kedah serta Langkawi.

“Wang ini kelak boleh digunakan untuk program membabitkan penduduk kampung, selain projek kecil seperti pembinaan jeti bagi tujuan pelancongan,” katanya.

Mohamed Nazri berkata, dalam tempoh empat bulan pertama tahun ini, kutipan cukai pelancongan mencatatkan jumlah RM486,000.



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Nawawi Tak Terkejut Tun M Mahu Tanding Kerusi Langkawi – MYNEWSHUB


KUALA LUMPUR – Anggota Parlimen Langkawi Datuk Nawawi Ahmad tidak terperanjat dengan keputusan Pengerusi Pakatan Harapan (PH) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad untuk bertanding merebut kerusi itu pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU14) 9 Mei ini.

Beliau berkata Barisan Nasional (BN) Kedah juga sudah mengagak tindakan bekas perdana menteri itu yang juga Pengerusi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) untuk bertanding di pulau itu.

Katanya beliau menghormati hak Dr Mahathir, 93, mahu bertanding di Langkawi selain menghormatinya sebagai orang tua dan orang yang berpengalaman dalam arena politik negara.

“Bagaimanapun, perlu ingat bahawa sentimen pengundi tidak boleh ditukar menjadi undi dan kita melihat undi berdasarkan kiraan pemilih bukan sentimen.

“Bila kita nak mengundi, kita kena fikir dan faham bahawa undi itu adalah untuk menentukan kerajaan yang akan menentukan hala tuju negara, bangsa dan agama pada masa hadapan,” katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Nawawi, 56, memenangi kerusi Parlimen Langkawi buat pertama kalinya setelah mengalahkan calon PKR Ahmad Abdullah dengan majoriti 11,861 undi pada PRU13.

Pengerusi Sosial Media, BNBBC Parlimen Malaysia itu berkata demikian ketika mengulas pengumuman Timbalan Pengerusi PH yang juga Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail mengenai pencalonan Dr Mahathir bertanding kerusi Parlimen Langkawi atas tiket PKR pada PRU14.

Pengumuman itu, yang dibuat di Langkawi semalam, menyaksikan Dr Mahathir, 93, kembali ke kancah politik negara setelah tidak berbuat demikian pada tiga pilihan raya umum lalu. – BERNAMA



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Kemenangan Tun M Tak Akan Untungkan Penduduk Langkawi – MYNEWSHUB


LANGKAWI – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed tidak akan mampu berbuat apa-apa untuk meneruskan pembangunan yang menguntungkan rakyat di Langkawi sekiranya beliau menang dalam Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14) , 9 Mei ini.

Anggota Majlis Tertinggi UMNO, Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz berkata bekas perdana menteri itu tidak mempunyai asas kukuh seperti kerajaan yang dibentuk Barisan Nasional (BN) selama ini yang sebenarnya merupakan kuasa yang membolehkan pembangunan dilaksanakan di pulau bebas cukai ini.

“Kalau sudah menjadi wakil rakyat pembangkang, bagaimana nak menolong? Menang pun untung dia sahaja. Dia yang dapat gaji yang dapat elaun (sebagai Ahli Parlimen),” katanya selepas merasmikan Program Pakat Mai Langkawi anjuran Tourism Malaysia di Pantai Tanjung Rhu, di sini malam ini

Beliau mengulas keputusan Pakatan Harapan (PH) untuk meletakkan Dr Mahathir sebagai calon mereka di kerusi Parlimen Langkawi dalam PRU14 ini.

Nazri berkata keputusan ini juga membuktikan bahawa Dr Mahathir memungkiri pesanannya sendiri yang tidak mahu masyarakat Melayu yang menjadi kumpulan majoriti di Langkawi berpecah belah. – BERNAMA



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No sign of Malay tsunami from Langkawi


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MO,16/4/2018, PETALING JAYA: The stage is set for Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister to break his own 22-year record at the top job. He chose Langkawi for the formal announcement of his candidacy, a place where he had brought so much development to. The announcement was made by the wife of his one-time nemesis on a hot and sultry evening that was pregnant with symbolism as well as irony.

Once the most powerful man in Malaysia, he is now using the symbol of the party he tried – and failed – to kill off. The choice of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to announce him as the candidate for the Langkawi parliament seat was to show that they are committed to each other, and that Dr Mahathir has the support of the man he once accused of corruption and sodomy. Can politics in Malaysia get any stranger?

Kedah holds the record of producing two prime ministers and if things go well for Dr Mahathir, Kedah may hold the record of having the oldest Malaysian premier ever. The idea may seem strange, but Pakatan Harapan supporters find it perfectly fine – or at least that is what they say. As Juhari Bulat, the Pribumi candidate for Ayer Hangat put it, the late Kedah Sultan became the King in his eighties, so why can’t Dr Mahathir become prime minister in his nineties?

There is a big difference actually – a prime minister’s job is much more demanding that that of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s. And Dr Mahathir did look his age that evening as he spoke on his usual litany of kleptocracy, failed state, bankrupt nation and corruption. Given that Langkawi is like his second home and that the night belonged to him, he appeared rather shaky and could not quite remember the names of some of those on stage.

His spirit to unseat Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is strong, but his age and health are two factors that are working against him. Moreover, it is hard to see how Dr Wan Azizah’s speech and message that night could have convinced the Langkawi audience that she is deputy prime minister material. Of those who spoke that night, only Pribumi president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin came across as prime minister material. Amanah president Mohamed Sabu was very amusing but if Pakatan comes to power, he will be the Ahmad Mazlan of the Pakatan government.

The Dr Mahathir event managed to draw quite a good crowd but it was not the type of crowd that is a harbinger of a Malay tsunami. The audience was polite and respectful but it was quite evident that many of them were curious spectators because each time the emcee tried to get them to join him in shouting “Reformasi!”, most of them did not join in. It was thus unsurprising that even before the ceramah was over, the Pakatan side was flooding social media with pictures of massive crowds and claiming that these were scenes from Langkawi.

But it was untrue. The photographs were crowd scenes from what appeared to be a DAP ceramah in Johor during the 13th General Election. There was even a PAS flag fluttering in one of the pictures. Among all the Pakatan partners, DAP is most anxious to convince its audience that a Malay tsunami is on the way and that “Tun Mah”, as they call Dr Mahathir, will be the one making it happen. DAP is heavily invested in Dr Mahathir because they need the Malay tsunami to make the Chinese voters believe that Barisan will fall. Will Langkawi be the staging point for Dr Mahathir to topple Najib? Can the odd pairing of the two doctors persuade Malaysians to come along?

Dr Mahathir is loved and respected in Langkawi. The people will always be grateful how he turned their island into a world-famous tourism destination. Will the people of Langkawi return the favour and deliver victory to him? So many questions and so few answers from this beautiful island. There has been no sign of the promised Malay tsunami. Initially, we were told that it would become evident once Parliament is dissolved. Now we are told that it will only happen once the candidates are known on nomination day. Time, it appears, is running out for Dr Mahathir to bring on the Malay tsunami.

–TheStar



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Langkawi police leadership change no disruption to island’s GE14 preparation


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MO,16/4/2018, LANGKAWI: Today’s change in leadership of the Langkawi police will not affect the force’s preparations for the coming 14th General Election (GE14) in the island, says Kedah Chief Police Officer (CPO), Datuk Zainal Abidin Kassim. Rather, he said the new leadership of the force would need to adapt fast to understand the scenario in order to respond promptly to any situation during the GE14.

“We need to catch up very fast as there is no time to learn step by step about it (GE14),” he said after witnessing the handing-over of duties between outgoing Langkawi police chief, ACP Dr Che Ghazali Che Awang and his successor, Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim. Zainal said Che Ghazali, who would take over as Kelantan’s Crime Prevention and Community Safety head, had laid out the ground work for his successor to bring down the crime index and combat drug abuse while the outgoing police chief was at the helm over the last three years in the island.

Meanwhile, Che Ghazali said combating drug abuse in the island was his main focus during his stint as it was inadvertently linked to incidences of property and other crimes. “If we manage to keep down cases of drug abuse, it will automatically reduce other crimes,” he noted. He said 2,742 people were arrested over the past three years for various drug-related offences here which in turn, led to the crime index dropping by 37 per cent during the period.

For the record, Che Ghazali led in developing a barcode identification system for motorcycles which won a Home Ministry Innovation Award. As a result of the system, motorcycle theft cases in Langkawi dropped by 80%.

Bernama



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Dr. M calon paling tua tanding Parlimen Langkawi – Politik


LANGKAWI 15 April – Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad mungkin akan tersenarai sebagai calon paling tua dalam Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14) apabila diumumkan bertanding kerusi Parlimen Langkawi malam ini.

Pengumuman pencalonan ahli politik berusia 93 tahun itu dilakukan oleh Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail dalam satu ceramah gabungan pembangkang PKR di Bulatan Lapangan Terbang Padang Mat Sirat di sini.

Terdahulu, Dr. Mahathir mengumumkan calon PPBM yang bakal bertanding di 14 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) dan enam kerusi Parlimen termasuk Langkawi.

Pencalonan Dr. Mahathir sememangnya sudah dijangkakan bagi membolehkan beliau menjadi Perdana Menteri sementara jika gabungan pembangkang PKR memenangi PRU-14.

Selain itu, pencalonan Dr. Mahathir di Langkawi turut mencetuskan persoalan bagaimana bekas Perdana Menteri itu mampu memberikan perkhidmatan terbaik kepada penduduk pulau bebas cukai berkenaan berikutan faktor usia.

Untuk rekod, calon paling tua pernah bertanding dalam pilihan raya sebelum ini ialah Maimun Yusof atau lebih mesra dipanggil Tok Mun, berusia 94 tahun ketika itu yang bertanding sebagai calon bebas di Parlimen Kuala Terengganu.

Sementara itu, bekas TImbalan Presiden PPBM, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir turut diumumkan sebagai calon di kerusi Parlimen Jerlun dan DUN Jitra.

Selain Mukhriz, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Anak Bukit yang keluar daripada Pas, Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah diumumkan kekal di kerusi sama dan Parlimen Kubang Pasu.

Nama lain yang dicalonkan bagi kerusi Parlimen adalah Wan Saiful Wan Jan di Parlimen Pendang; Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi (Jerai) dan Mohd. Taufik Yaacob (Baling). – UTUSAN ONLINE



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Langkawi maju kerana perjuangan UMNO, BN bukan individu


DajEDX9U0AEC3eRMO, 12/4/2018, LANGKAWI  – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hari ini menegaskan hanya parti yang kukuh perjuangannya seperti Barisan Nasional (BN) mampu membawa pembangunan di pulau peranginan negara ini bukan individu.

Perdana Menteri berkata, Kerajaan Pusat komited membangunkan daerah ini melalui pelbagai pelan sekali gus memberi nilai tambah yang memakmurkan penduduk Langkawi khususnya.

“Itulah komitmen saya bagi pihak BN. Macam mana orang nak majukan Langkawi, tak mungkin kalau tidak ada kuasa dalam tangan.

“Langkawi maju kerana perjuangan UMNO dan BN. Kalau peribadi tidak boleh. Saya tak boleh buat, UMNO dan BN di belakang saya, saya boleh buat (majukan Langkawi), “ katanya dalam Majlis Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat di Pusat Pameran Antarabangsa Mahsuri (MIEC) di sini hari ini.

Hadir sama, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md. Hanipah dan Menteri Pendidikan, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

Tambahnya, kerajaan akan melaksanakan pelbagai pelan pembangunan setelah Blueprint Pelancongan Langkawi Fasa Kedua diluluskan kelak.

“Ini untuk Langkawi kita akan laksanakan Blueprint Pelancongan Langkawi Fasa Kedua. Tunggu masa kerajaan lulus,” katanya.



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Najib: Langkawi should look towards the future


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MO,12/4/2018, LANGKAWI: Langkawi should “get back to the future” although there might be nostalgia on the island for a former leader, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “Back-to-the-future is the programme for Malaysia,” said the Prime Minister without naming Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Najib was speaking at the official opening of The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi in Pantai Kok, a secluded and heavily wooded western side of the island, on Thursday (April 12).

Hailing the resort as a gem on the island and a sign of many more good things to come, Najib gave assurance of his commitment to see to building Langkawi into a world class premium shopping destination. “I can assure you that we are thinking of new and exciting ventures to promote Langkawi. But, of course, the fruition of our plans depends on what happens in the next few days.

Dr Mahathir is known for his efforts to develop Langkawi during his time as prime minister, and political analysts expect him to contest here. Najib pointed out that Dr Mahathir was now “allied with men whom he jailed, who denounced him time and time again”. “He has made so many U-turns that nothing he says can be used anymore,” Najib added.

Dr Mahathir, who is Pakatan Harapan chairman, is expected to reveal his plans for GE14 during his visit to the island on Sunday (April 15).

–TheStar



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Langkawi maju kerana perjuangan UMNO, BN bukan individu – Politik


LANGKAWI 12 April – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hari ini menegaskan hanya parti yang kukuh perjuangannya seperti Barisan Nasional (BN) mampu membawa pembangunan di pulau peranginan negara ini bukan individu.

Perdana Menteri berkata, Kerajaan Pusat komited membangunkan daerah ini melalui pelbagai pelan sekali gus memberi nilai tambah yang memakmurkan penduduk Langkawi khususnya.

“Itulah komitmen saya bagi pihak BN. Macam mana orang nak majukan Langkawi, tak mungkin kalau tidak ada kuasa dalam tangan.

“Langkawi maju kerana perjuangan UMNO dan BN. Kalau peribadi tidak boleh. Saya tak boleh buat, UMNO dan BN di belakang saya, saya boleh buat (majukan Langkawi), “ katanya dalam Majlis Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat di Pusat Pameran Antarabangsa Mahsuri (MIEC) di sini hari ini.

Hadir sama, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md. Hanipah dan Menteri Pendidikan, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

Tambahnya, kerajaan akan melaksanakan pelbagai pelan pembangunan setelah Blueprint Pelancongan Langkawi Fasa Kedua diluluskan kelak.

“Ini untuk Langkawi kita akan laksanakan Blueprint Pelancongan Langkawi Fasa Kedua. Tunggu masa kerajaan lulus,” katanya. – UTUSAN ONLINE



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