Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Meroyan tak jadi calon

I wrote this post five years ago on June 11, 2013, barely a month after the last general election,


excerpts;

Puad, the former deputy education minister apparently still can't accept  that he lost his BP parliament seat and now out of the Umno's mainstream. 

Of course he needs to blame someone else for it. 

Well, looks like he is still sore that the Johor Umno liaison committee headed by Datuk Ghani had advised the Umno HQ to drop him as a candidate following feedback about Puad in Batu Pahat  being very bad. 

He had however managed to bypass that recommendation by throwing tantrum in KL a day before the BN list of candidates was announced.

Puad contested and lost the Batu Pahat parliament seat, which is the only Malay-majority parliamentary constituency that BN lost in Johor. 

The other four which BN lost were Chinese majority Bakri, Kluang, Kulai and Gelang Patah. 

Anyway, I guess Puad just can't shut up and wait for the due process of Johor Umno's power transition by attacking his former mentor (He got his first real break into politics after Datuk Ghani appointed him as his political secretary). 

Or maybe it's  just that he  wanted to cosy up to the new Johor Menteri Besar in the hope that he could remain relevant after the electoral defeat.

Surprisingly, despite losing the Batu Pahat seat and then throwing such a silly tantrum like that, Datuk Puad Zarkashi was elected as an Umno supreme council member at the party election later that year. At that time I was wondering what's wrong with the Umno people who voted for him.


He was later on appointed as the director-general of the Special Affairs Department (Jasa), which actually shocked me at that time. Can't they see that something is wrong with the guy?

Not enough with those, he was even made a member of Media Prima board of directors where he caused havoc among some spineless editors at the news organisation. Puad's statements, many of which were idiotic in nature were then categorised as "must cover, must use" for publication.

I was told that just recently a journalist working for one of the Media Prima newspapers got in trouble with a big time editor for writing a story which hinted the possibility of Puad not being selected as a GE14 candidate. The small time editors who instructed the story to be written were however spared.

As it turned out, Puad was indeed not selected to be a candidate when the Johor BN's list was announced on Monday.

True to his self, Puad reacted angrily despite BN chairman DS Najib Razak and his deputy DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi having called him to explain why he was not selected as a candidate.

Zahid, in fact had to issued a long statement on the matter as Puad continued with his tantrum as reported here,

Puad Zarkashi must accept reality


excerpts;

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Batu Pahat Umno division head must accept the reality that the constituency was in a critical state with an erosion of support for BN.
He said by placing another candidate to contest in the parliamentary constituency, BN hoped it could wrest it back from PKR.
“…but if the district voting centre is temporarily closed due to protests and he wants to contest on any ticket, that is up to him,” he said in a press conference held after his working visit to Sarawak at the VIP room in the Kuching International Airport here yesterday.
“…but (if that happens) he is not showing a strong party spirit even though he is a member of the UMNO Supreme Council and director-general of Jasa. This is a democratic country, it is up to him,” he said.
And today, when Zahid was in Batu Pahat for the closing of Minggu Amanah Saham programme, Puad refused to meet him.

Instead he chose to throw another fit, as reported here,

Puad Zarkashi resigns from Jasa


He posted his decision to quit Jasa on Facebook.

I'm reproducing what he posted in full ;

25.4.2108. HARI TERAKHIR DI JASA

Alhamdulillah hari ini hari terakhir saya di JASA. Saya tidak mengubah keputusan untuk meletak jawatan. Memang, ramai juga yang akan mengutuk saya. Saya tetap tabah. Berakhirlah riwayat saya di JASA. Tempat panas sehinggakan DAP membawa usul ke Parlimen di sidang Parlimen terakhir awal tahun ini supaya JASA dibubarkan. Sebelum ini dalam bajet PH mereka mencadangkan supaya JASA ditutup sahaja.

Kalau mahu disebut satu persatu memang banyak yang telah dilakukan sehingga JASA semakin dikenali termasuk di kawasan pedalaman Sabah dan Sarawak dan juga di kalangan pelajar Malaysia di luar negara.

Apakah saya marah dan merajuk? Itulah tuduhan oleh mereka yang tidak mengikuti sejarah saya. PRU tahun 1999 nama saya dipotong di saat akhir kerana saya dituduh penyokong Anwar kerana pernah menjadi guru di sekolah beliau Yayasan Anda Akademi. Saya tidak lari. PRU 2004 nama saya langsung tidak tersenarai walaupun ketika itu saya adalah Timbalan Ketua dan setpol YAB MB Johor (TS Ghani Othman). Saya juga meletakkan jawatan sebagai setpol serta merta. Tetapi saya juga tidak lari.

PRU ke 2013 saya kalah kerana tsunami Cina. Ramai tokoh lain juga kalah tetapi mereka tetap dapat bertanding kali ini. Saya juga tidak lari. Di PRU 2018 ini, saya digugurkan dalam tempoh 24 jam setelah menerima panggilan dan sebelumnya ditemui oleh TS Fatmi Salleh yang mengesahkan pencalonan saya. Pengguguran saya berlaku tanpa perundingan walaupun saya adalah ahli MT, KP JASA dan Ketua Bahagian.

Sebab itu saya berani mempersoalkan sistem memilih calon kali ini adalah ROSAK. Sebab itu apabila TPM mendakwa saya digugurkan kerana berlaku kerosakan sehingga sokongan terhadap BN merosot di Parlimen Batu Pahat maka ia meyakinkan saya sistem memilih calon UMNO kali ini adalah rosak dan corrupted.

Bagaimana dikatakan berlaku kerosakan sedangkan UMNO Batu Pahat berjaya menambah dan memindah pengundi hampir 7000 orang sehingga menyebabkan Parlimen Batu Pahat menjadi top five pertambahan tertinggi pengundi Melayu di Johor.

Apakah saya akan dikenakan tindakan disiplin kerana menjawab komen TPM secara terbuka? Kalau begitu kenapa Ahmad Said yang membawa usul supaya DS Razif dipecat sebagai MB tidak dikenakan tindakan dan dicalonkan semula.

Memang sistem kita rosak sehingga calon tidak bermoral dipilih. Calon yang tidak membantu parti juga terpilih.

Walaupun mempertahankan Kerajaan melalui JASA seperti tidak berbaloi tetapi meletakan jawatan adalah langkah terbaik. Terima kasih kepada seluruh staf JASA kerana bekerja sama dengan saya siang dan malam melaksanakan tugas dan tanggungjawab dengan dedikasi. Maafkan saya kerana memimpin JASA dengan cara yang keras dan tegas. Allah juga yang akan membalas pengorbanan anda semua.


Totally childish, if you asked me.

This Puad is a real embarrassment, especially for Umno.

Dropping him as a candidate was the best decision by BN so far for GE14.

Jason better than Kit Siang, Khaled better than Tok Moy

It's past 3am.

Just got back from Kampung Tanjong Kupang in Gelang Patah.

Went there after Maghrib prayers with a friend to meet a local veteran Umno grassroots leader.

The guy is among the better ones that I know. A real Umno idealist who really does things for agama, bangsa and negara, so to speak.

We talked over a wide range of political issues in Johor, particularly those directly affecting his village and the surrounding area.

He said things are not so bad for Johor BN as perceived by outsiders like me.

Among others, he believed that even DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang is at risk facing Jason Teoh of MCA in Gelang Patah parliamentary constituency which is now called Iskandar Puteri.

He said Jason's pre-campaign rounds were well received not only in the Malay villages, but also in areas with large Chinese constituents such as Skudai.


"Jason is quite good at  what he does. I think he will get the bulk of Malay votes and I have a feeling that he will also get quite a lot of Chinese votes too. I believe it will be a 50-50 fight here," he said.

I wrote these posts about Jason just weeks before the last general election in 2013,



The Umno grassroots leader nonetheless admitted that it's going to be a tough fight in most part of Johor.

He was hoping for no sudden changes in Johor BN plans so that its candidates could concentrate on winning.

He totally disagreed with any plan to replace DS Mohamed Khaled Nordin with Datuk OthmanYusoff as MB.

Please read this for context;
Tok Moy likely to be the new Johor MB

"I have my complaints against Khaled but the thought of Tok Moy becoming MB was not very comforting," he said, adding that Othman is too close with the Johor palace, which would make it difficult for him to function as MB.

The guy has indeed quite a lot of grouses against the current state administration but he was of the opinion that Khaled should be given at least another term to prove his worth.

Okay, fine....that's maybe quite fair, I guess.

Still, that's up for PM DS Najib Razak to decide as BN chairman....not me or anyone else.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Sleepless in JB

I was about to sleep and a bit blur when a friend sent me a picture via WhatsApp,


Guess the guy was a bit excited to see Sultan of Johor and BN candidate for Kukup Datuk Md Othman Yusoff who was said may replace DS Mohamed Khaled Nordin as the menteri besar.


I told my friend that it's not a done deal yet.

After all,

Khaled is to contest Pasir Gudang parliamentary, Permas state seats


Yes, I don't think Khaled is yet to let go of his MB post.

For one thing, I knew that the prospect of going back to Putrajaya doesn't appeal to him.

I learnt from another friend that Khaled actually wishes to end his career as a menteri besar.

But of course, not just after one term.

Members of his team were also very unhappy with all the talks that Othman will replace their boss.

Khaled has a huge team, actually.

If he goes back to Putrajaya and becomes a federal minister again, he may not likely be able to find enough places to accommodate all of them.

Some may simply lose their job or not find things being so rosy anymore.

This is especially so for those of them who drive all those expensive cars seen parked at Kota Iskandar.

Well, I actually do sympathise.

I don't really wish to see them suffer this sort of things, which I witnessed five years ago,

The eradication of Datuk Ghani 

Please click on that link and read what I wrote back then.

Anyway, Khaled people shouldn't lose too much sleep about Tok Moy for now as they have a more pressing matter at hand, which is GE14.

If they don't focus on that, they may still be out of job with or without Tok Moy, okay.

I also need to get my sleep proper now. Really hate being sleepless in this hotel room.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Johor BN candidates list

I'm in Johor now but moving around.

So, can't write at the moment.

I'm putting this Johor BN list of candidates announced this morning for now and will comment later.

Just a note : The most significant name I think is the very last one on the list.

P140 – Segamat - Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam (MIC)
 N01 – Buluh  Kasap - Datuk Zahari Sarip  (UMNO)
 N02 – Jementah - Chiam Yok Meng (MCA)
 P141- Sekijang - Datuk Ayub Rahmat (UMNO)
 N03 – Pemanis - Khoo Shiaw Lee (Gerakan)
 N04 – Kemelah - Anuar Abd Manap (UMNO)
 P142 - Labis - Datuk Chua Tee Yong (MCA)
 N05 -Tenang - Mohd Azahar Ibrahim (UMNO)
 N06 – Bekok - Tan Chong (MCA)
 P143 - Pagoh - Ismail Mohamed (UMNO)
 N07 – Bukit Kepong - Mohd Noor Taib (UMNO)
 N08 – Bukit Pasir - Datuk Noriah Mahat (UMNO)
 P144 – Ledang - Datuk Dr Hamim Samuri (UMNO)
 N09 – Gambir - Datuk M. Asojan (MIC)
 N10 – Tangkak - Goh Tee Tee (MCA)
 N11 - Serom -  Datuk Abdull Rahim Talib (UMNO)
 P145 – Bakri - Koh Chon Chai (MCA)
 N12 – Bentayan - Lee Kim Heng (MCA) 
 N13 - Simpang Jeram - Mohd Radzi Md Amin (UMNO)
 N14 - Bukit Naning - Datuk Hassan Johari (UMNO)
 P146 – Muar - Datuk Seri Razali Ibrahim (UMNO)
 N15 - Maharani - Datuk Ashari Sharif (UMNO)
 N16 – Sungai Balang - Zaiton Ismail (UMNO)
 P147 – Parit Sulong  - Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad (UMNO)
​​​​​​​N17 – Semerah - Mohd Ismail Roslan (UMNO)
 N18 - Sri Medan -  Datuk Zulkurnain Kamisan (UMNO)
 P148 – Ayer  Hitam - Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (MCA)
 N19 – Yong Peng - Ling Tian Soon (MCA)
 N20 – Semarang - Datuk Samsolbari Jamali (UMNO)
 P149 - Sri Gading - Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi (UMNO)
​​​​​​​N21 – Parit Yaani - Soh Lip Yan (MCA)
 N22 – Parit Raja - Norashidah Ramli (UMNO)
 P150 – Batu Pahat - Haliza Abdullah (UMNO)
 N23 – Penggaram - Kang Beng Kuan (MCA) 
 N24 – Senggarang - Zaidi Japar (UMNO)
 N25 – Rengit - Ayub Jamil (UMNO)
 P151 – Simpang  Renggam -   Datuk Liang Teck Meng (Gerakan)
 N26 – Machap - Abd Taib Abu Bakar (UMNO)
 N27 – Layang Layang - Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (UMNO)
 P152 – Kluang  - Gan Ping Shou @ Gan Ping Siew (MCA)
 N28 - Mengkibol - Chin Sim Lai (MCA)  
 N29 – Mahkota - ​​​​​​​Datuk Md Jais Sarday (UMNO)
 P153 – Sembrong  ​​- Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (UMNO)
N30 – Paloh - Teoh Yap Kun (MCA)
 N31 – Kahang - R. Vidyananthan (MIC)
 P154 – Mersing - Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad (UMNO)
 N32 – Endau - Alwiyah Talib (UMNO)
 N33 – Tenggaroh - K. Ravenkumar  (MIC)
 P155 – Tenggara - Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba (UMNO)
 N34 - Panti - Hahasrin Hashim (UMNO)
 N35 - Pasir Raja - Rashidah Ismail (UMNO)
 P156 –  Kota Tinggi - Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique (UMNO)
 N36 - Sedili - Rasman Ithnain (UMNO)
​​​​​​​N37 –  Johor Lama - Rosleli Jahari (UMNO)
 P157 - Pengerang - Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (UMNO)
 N38 - Penawar - Datuk Sharifah Azizah Syed Zain (UMNO)
 N39 - Tanjung Surat - Datuk Syed Sis Syed Abdul Rahman (UMNO)
 P158 – Tebrau ​​​​​​​- Datuk Seri Dr Hou Kok Chung (MCA)
 N40 – Tiram - Datuk Maulizan Bujang (UMNO)
 N41 - Puteri Wangsa - Abd Aziz Tohak (UMNO)
 P159 - Pasir Gudang - Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO)
 N42 – Johor Jaya - Datuk Tan Cher Puk (MCA) 
 N43 - Permas - Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO)
 P160 - Johor Bahru - Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad (UMNO)
 N44 - Larkin - Datuk Yahya Jaáfar (UMNO)
 N45 - Stulang - Ang Boon Heng (MCA)
 P161 - Pulai  - Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (UMNO)
 N46 - Perling - Wong You Fong (MCA)
 N47 - Kempas - Datuk Ramlee Bohani (UMNO) 
 P162 - Iskandar Puteri - Jason Teoh Sew Hock (MCA)
 N48 - Skudai - Datuk S. Kanan (MIC)
 N49 - Kota Iskandar - Mohammad Khairi A. Malik (UMNO)
 P163 –  Kulai - Tang Nai Soon (MCA)
 N50 - Bukit Permai - Ali Mazat Salleh (UMNO)
 N51 –  Bukit Batu - Teo Lee Ho (Gerakan)
 N52 - Senai - Shen Poh Kuan (MCA)
 P164 - Pontian - Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (UMNO)
 N53 - Benut - Datuk Ir. Hasni Mohammad (UMNO)
 N54 - Pulai Sebatang - Datuk Tee Siew Kiong (MCA)
 P165 - Tanjung Piai - Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng  (MCA)
 N55 - Pekan Nanas - Tan Eng Meng (MCA)
 N56 - Kukup - Datuk Md Othman Yusof (UMNO)

Maybe you all can read this again,

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Selangor Sultan is cool

I like this,

Selangor Sultan above politics & always impartial


Yes, that's the way it should be because ours is a constitutional monarchy.

It's not absolute monarchy like Brunei, okay.

Anyway, I always like Sultan of Selangor since back then.


He's cool.

Okay, he may not be perfect but I think he tried his best for his rakyat.

If he says he loves his rakyat, I would have believed him.

One thing for sure, I'm not aware of him taking advantage of his people in anyway.

For me, that's good enough.

Well, that's actually my only message for today.

Can't write much on GE14 for now because I'm still not on the ground yet.

Things are getting exciting, I guess.

Others were lucky because they got to see how things actually were and therefore could write properly about it.

Me, for now I have to agak-agak only.

You can read what I write but I don't blame you if you don't really believe what I wrote.

At least that's for now.

So, it's better for you all to read more of those written by the ones on the ground and see things for themselves.

I hope to go down to JB later.

See lah how.

For one thing, I have not yet decided whether to vote for Jazlan or Salahuddin in Pulai.

Want to see them in action on the ground first.

Seriously, I'm really politically neutral for now, like Sultan of Selangor.

Okay, at least I'm trying.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Tok Moy likely to be the new Johor MB

I wrote this on April 3 2013, just a month before GE13,

Johor will have a new Menteri Besar 

excerpts,

For now, the leading contender for the Johor Menteri Besar post in the event BN retains power in the State is Datuk Md Othman Yusoff who is the Tanjong Piai Umno division chief and Kukup assemblyman.

Othman, who is a businessman by profession is said to be the preferred choice of the Johor palace.

As it turned out, it didn't happen and DS Mohamed Khaled Nordin became the MB while Othman didn't even defend his Kukup state seat.

Affectionately called Tok Moy, Othman instead became the executive director of Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd.



I'm not really his fan but I have to admit that the guy is actually quite good with what he does and his relations with the Johor palace is still very good.

Here is a story of him in action from August last year,

Forest City on right track


Now I have been informed that Othman is once again a candidate for the Johor MB post.

The info I got seemed so credible that I'm now once again putting my bet on Othman being placed as a candidate for his old Kukup seat and then made the number one guy in Kota Iskandar after this coming GE14.

As for Khaled, I was told that he is going back to Putrajaya.

The only other Johor Umno leader who was said to be still a candidate for the job now is Ayer Hitam division chief Samsol Bari Jamali who is also the party's current state information chief.

So, you all can forget about what I wrote in this post on Nov 1 last year


,
That one tak boleh pakai punya.

Okay, all these provided BN wins in Johor. The likelihood of that happening is quite high now, actually.

Well, that's all I want to tell you all today.

Cheers.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

No such thing as padi crisis

GUEST BLOGGER

By Lebai Sudin

Salam Sejahtera,

Dalam sibuk-sibuk nak PRU-14 ni, elok juga cerita lain sikit.

Asyik hal politik pun bosan juga. Lebih-lebih lagi tengok kerenah orang politik, yang dulu duduk semeja dah bergaduh dan lagi pelik, yang dulu bercakar kini berpeluk-peluk. Entah ye entah tidak.

Aku…tetap nak cerita pasal padi. Sebenarnya ada juga le kaitannya dengan PRU-14. Ada macam suatu usaha nak hangatkan isu padi, beras, LPN dan Bernas ketika musim pilihan raya ini. Macam nak menangguk, ambil kesempatan atau nak tumpang semangkuk.

Sebab itulah, secara berterusan Padi Rescue yang mengakui memperjuangkan industri padi dari semasa ke semasa membangkitkan tuntutan 14 perkaranya. Mereka kata nak bela nasib pesawah. Tapi 14 perkara itu paling pokok suruh kerajaan hidupkan semula LPN (Lembaga Padi Negara). Peliknya, LPN ketika wujud dulu, bukannya jaga soal pesawah, LPN jaga post harvest.

Samalah juga bila LPN jadi Bernas, ia jaga selepas tuai. Sebelum tuai, Kementerian Pertanian le…


Dalam bab pesawah ni, yang kononnya diperjuangkan oleh Padi Rescue (walhal ramai pengilang yang melibatkan diri atas kepentingan kilang mereka), aku ada terjumpa satu rencana video di facebook.

Nama facebook tu, Apa Khabar TV.

Musonnef Md Radzi, pengilang padi di belakang gerakan Padi Rescue ada ditemubual dalam video apa khabar TV ini. Beliau jadi jurucakap kepada gerakan Padi Rescue. Beliau bercakap soal nak bela pesawah, dan sempat dia selit pihaknya sebagai pengilang bagi platform kepada perjuangan pesawah.

Tapi video Apa Khabar TV ini memang adil. Musoneff bercerita tentang nasib petani, kesusahan petani sedangkan beliau bukan petani.

Menariknya, petani yang ditemubual oleh Apa Khabar memberi cerita berbeza. Dalam video yang sama, petani mengakui bahawa pendapatan mereka lumayan, ada yang RM5,000 dan RM15,000 sebulan. Ada yang dah miliki aset untuk urusan kerja sawah hampir setengah juta.

Mereka kata, yang susah ialah pesawah yang tidak turun ke sawah atau tidak memantau kerja-kerja di sawah. Pesawah yang rajin ke bendang dapat atasi masalah penyakit, serangga perosak, padi angin, sambau dan sebagainya.

Betullah, kalau tak pantau dan tengok sendiri, siapa yang pedulikan bendang kita. Siapa yang nak ambil tahu kena pastikan tiada serangga perosak seperti siput dan lain-lain.

Malah, dalam bidang apa pun, kita kena ambil tahu, kena terlibat dan kena pantau. Tak percaya tanyalah pemilik kedai mamak. Kalau biar kepada pekerja sahaja uruskan dari A hingga Z, melingkuplah.

Aku ada kawan operator stesen minyak. Dia memantau urusan kaunter setiap hari. Kalau tidak pasti akan berlaku masalah. Aku juga ada kawan yang berniaga pasar mini, tetapi gagal apabila semua urusan serah kepada pekerja.

Maka, bidang apa pun, setidak-tidaknya kena pantau sendiri.

Kalau tidak macam mana Petani Mahu Jadi Tuan Padi, Tuan Beras seperti yang dikehendaki oleh video dalam facebook Padi Rescue. Mahu jadi tuan, tapi orang lain usahakan bendangnya dan semua urusan berkaitan. Dia duduk goyang kaki. Apabila padi dituai dengan mesin dan diangkut oleh lori, dia tak ikut ke kilang pun. Macam mana dia nak tahu kualiti padinya. Boleh ke begitu?

Aku bukan mahu merendah-rendahkan sesiapa, namun video Apa Khabar TV jelas menunjukkan macam mana petani berjaya. Tontonlah, kita akan faham mengenai di mana ada kemajuan di situ ada jalan.

Kalau tonton video itu, ada nama kumpulan Kelab Jelapang Padi. Mereka berjaya sebagai pesawah dan bersedia untuk mengongsikan ilmu kepada orang lain. Orang kuat kelab itu, Jaafar Zakaria (Lebih dikenali sebagai Bang Chin), mengalu-alukan orang yang sudi belajar ilmu mengurus sawah. Beliau ada tapak ujian (test plot) padi di halaman rumahnya.

Katanya, mereka yang sambil lewa bersawah akan berdepan beberapa permasalahan. Apabila sawah tidak dijaga dengan betul (bukan lepas tanam biar tunggu hingga padi masak), hasilnya tidak menguntungkan. Padi yang rosak dan padi muda akan kena pemotongan tinggi.

Tahun lalu, Bang Chin menerima anugerah Outstanding Rice Farmer dari International Rice Institute, di Manila. Siapa kata penanam padi tak boleh berjaya dan hanya tertekan hidupnya?

Dalam kawasan MADA sekarang, ada 6,000 pesawah muda berbanding 55,000 petani yang usahakan bendang. Anak-anak muda ini yakin bahawa mereka boleh maju dengan syarat buat kerja dengan betul. Bukan hanya mengharapkan orang lain buatkan untuk kita dan lebih buruk lagi asyik cari salah orang lain, tapi kelemahan sendiri…

Itu pasal malas aku nak ulas tuntutan 14 perkara Padi Rescue…Ketika LPN ditubuhkan dulu pun tujuannya mengurus selepas tuai. Peranan itu dilaksanakan Bernas sehingga ke hari ini. Malah, Bernas adalah pembeli terakhir hasil petani.

Maknanya kalau tidak ada pihak yang beli hasil petani, tak kiralah apa sebabnya (biasanya soal mutu padi yang rendah), Bernas mesti beli. Arahan kerajaan dalam hal ini tiada tolak ansur. Bukankah mereka ini terbela? Lantas perlulah mereka ini berusaha, agar pembelaan itu menjadi lebih bermakna.