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Security breach: Nazri flays cabinet peers
Minister Nazri Aziz says security arrangements in Sabah east coast “unsatisfactory”.
KOTA KINABALU: Is Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz’s candid remark on last Wednesday’s kidnapping an indication of an imminent review of the security policy or is there a surfacing rift at the top over Sabah?
Is this the reason why Chief Minister Musa Aman declined to reveal what the state government planned to do to secure the Sabah maritime borders when assuring island operators?
All Musa said yesterday was that no island resort will be closed in response to Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaffar’s incredulous remark that police and military could not assure customers of their safety and that island resort operators should cease operations.
Balking at Wan Junaidi’s statement, Nazri criticised the Home Ministry’s security arrangements in Sabah.
The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), was set up in April following the Sulu incursion, is under the Home Ministry.
Nazri today told reporters that Sabah’s security was “unsatisfactory”.
“This is not the first time this has happened. The arrangements in place should have ensured it did not happen.
“If we want tourists to come here, we must ensure that they feel safe and security has to be at the best.
“There should be no excuse. Security has to be improved,” he said adding that in view of the latest kidnapping, it is obvious that security arrangements in Singamata Island, barely five minutes off Semporna was not up to mark.
Nazri’s remarks flayed the defensive stand taken by his cabinet colleagues Shahidan Kassim and Wan Junaidi.
[ nora danish & nedim nazri ] song kekasih abadi yusry & lisa
Dad is DATUK SERI NAZRI AZIZ, TOURISM AND CULTURE minister? Is Nedim Nazri, the son, a role model for youth?http://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/nazri-and-nedim-father-and-son/ …
THE FATHER IS DATUK SERI NAZRI AZIZ, TOURISM AND CULTURE MINISTER.
THE SON, A ROLE MODEL FOR YOUTH?
FATHER AND SON
SON AND GIRL FRIEND
RK cakap : Eh eh? Nora Danish dan Nedim Nazri dah beli barang hantaran la! Meh tengok ni >.< http://fb.me/6vfV12Zvo
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Sudah Mula Beli Barang Hantaran, Nora Danish & Nedim Nazri Kahwin Hujung Tahun Ini?: Wow. Mena… http://bit.ly/1avYrST <–Berita Penuh
Wow. Menarik sungguh perkembangan hubungan Nora Danish dan Nedim Nazri yang ditulis menerusi Harian Metro hari ini. Kalau sebelum ini Nora dan Nedim sering menafikan rasa cinta dan tidak memanjang jauh hubungan yang tercipta, kali ini desas-desus menyatakan yang mereka sudah pun mula membuat persiapan untuk perkahwinan yang bakal dilangsungkan hujung tahun ini.
#PANAS~Nora Danish dan Nedim Nazri bakal bersatu? http://carianpanas.blogspot.com/2014/02/panasnora-danish-dan-nedim-nazri-bakal.html?spref=tw …
RAMAI LELAKI BAKAL MENANGIS MERAUNG DISEBABKAN NORA DANISH?: Jika sebelum ini Nora Danish dan Nedim Nazri tida… http://bit.ly/N96c6W
A PKR-linked NGO who exposed the purchase of a RM7.2 million bungalow by minister’s son Nedim Mohd Nazri has expressed “a million thanks” to Nedim’s celebrity girlfriend Nora Danish for confirming the allegation.
Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) propaganda director Edy Noor Reduan (right), in a statement, said that the actress’ statement not only “strengthen’s the claim” but also the need for anti-graft authorities to probe the matter.
“SAMM is also prepared to cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Inland Revenue Board on documents we have on hand, in an effort to drag this ‘shark’ to justice,” he said in a statement.
The RM7.2 million house allegedly purchased by Culture and Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz’s son Nedim is actually a joint purchase for Nedim’s mother, Nedim’s girlfriend Nora Danish has said.
“As far as I know, the house and luxury car were purchased for his mother, and these were not paid for by Nedim alone.
“It wasn’t bought for me, and I feel sad for him as everything he does seems to be linked to me,” Nora is quoted as saying in Sinar Harian‘sentertainment pullout Zass.
It is not clear what luxury car the 31-year-old single mother was referring to, but the house is believed to be the one identified in an expose by PKR-linked NGO Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM).
Once again, Nazri Abdul Aziz’s son is in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. And once again, his father dismisses it in his trademark style.
This time, it is over a report that his son, Nedim, had purchased a RM7.2 million bungalow.
“He can buy a palace, it’s not my problem,” Nazri told reporters curtly when asked on this matter in the Parliament lobby.
However, the culture and tourism minister also appeared to be in the dark about the reports.
Initially, he was taken aback by the question, and asked: “What house?”
Earlier today, Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) had issued a press release along with documents purportedly showing Nedim’s purchase.
The group claims that Nazri had to explain how his son was able to afford the luxurious property.
When contacted, SAMM coodinator Badrul Hisham Shaharin (left) said that the location of the property would be revealed soon.
Penyelaras SAMM Kebangsaan
Nora and Nedim ‘heading towards marriage’?
Utusan Malaysia’s entertainment pullout MegaHits quoted actress Nora Danish as saying that she and Nedim are “heading towards marriage”.
She said that Nedim, who accompanied her family to Myanmar recently, is open about the courtship and uploads photos of the couple on Instagram daily.
Nora and Nedim have a son each from their previous marriages.
Nora divorced from former Perak MB Ramli Ngah Talib’s son Rizal Ashram Ramli in 2007, while Nedim is recently divorced.
While Daddy, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, plots the takeover of land being used by a Chinese school, the son is busy on another front.
Monday September 16, 2013 MYT 7:32:50 AM
Nora: Nadem is my closest male friend
PRETTY actress Nora Danish admits to being close to Nadem Nazri, son of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
Nora, a divorcee, said Nadem was currently her “closest guy friend”.
“But we are just friends. We go out in groups. I do not go to hotels and do bad things,” Metro Ahad quoted her as saying.
Nora said since she was currently not married to anyone, it was “no big deal” posing for photographs with male acquaintances, including Nadem.
Nora, who was previously married to Rizal Ashram, son of former Perak mentri besar Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib, has been rumoured to be after “big fish”.
The rumour started after she shared several photos via social media of them holidaying together.
“I have posed for photographs with other male actors. Nadem is not an exception,” she said.
bn beautiful nara
Kemesraan mereka berdua jelas terserlah menerusi gambar-gambar yang telah dikongsikan oleh Nora Danish di akaun Instagramnya. Kalau benar-benar sudah jatuh cinta sesama sendiri, apa salahnya kan? Rayqal pun nampaknya mesra dengan Nedim. Senang cerita, macam sudah terbuka pintu yang luas untuk mereka lebih serius dengan hubungan mereka.
Tuesday July 30, 2013 MYT 8:46:37 AM
Nora denies dating minister’s son
PICTURES of actress Nora Danish (pic) with Tourism Minister’s son Mohamad Nedim Nazri Aziz, which were uploaded on Instagram recently, have fuelled speculation that they are dating, reported Berita Harian’s entertainment pullout, BH Hip.
However, Nora said that although they had known each other for more than six years, she was not having an intimate relationship with Nedim.
She said she was not ready to commit to having another man in her life for now, although Nedim had all the criteria of the man of her dreams.
“Looking at other celebrities who got married twice, I do not rule out the possibility of getting married again and he is one of the possible candidates,” she said.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz will not quit his post as a result of the controversy over the appointment of his son Nedim as his special officer.
Nazri also vowed to defend his rights and that of his son.
“I cannot resign. If I (were) to resign, (it will appear) as if I was mocking the democratic system,” he is quoted as saying by New Straits Times.
Nazri drew flak from activists and bloggers, including Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM), over Nedim’s appointment.
In defending the appointment, the senior minister is quoted as saying that “my son does not need a salary as he already has got a lot of money… his father is rich.”
JMM’s secretary Hamdan Mohd Salleh had urged Nazri to resign and retire if he thinks he is already rich.
To this, Nazri said he was an elected member of parliament and had won with a bigger majority in the last general election.
“Hamdan does not represent anybody,” said the minister.
Distancing himself from the controversial quote of being rich, the minister said: “They (the bloggers) were the ones who said so, not me. Even if I have some money, I will pay it back to society. It is my responsibility. I have been paying tax since I was 24.”
“Nedim helps me to get across to the youth in my constituency,” Nazri said, adding he could create whatever post he wanted in his ministry. – August 18, 2013.
Teresa Kok: suitability and trustworthiness is what politicians – or any employer – are looking for when making hiring decisions, including when hiring relatives.
Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz may have drawn a lot of flak for hiring his own son as an aide, but he has found sympathy among some of his political opponents.
One of them is Selangor DAP chief Teresa Kok, although she did not hire any family members. The DAP veteran believes that most politicians do not like to hire family, but sometimes, there are few other options.
“But then, when you have someone close to your family who is good in certain fields or can assist in your career, what’s wrong with it?” she told Malaysiakini.
Kok was asked to elaborate on her Aug 16 Facebook posting, where she explained that many elected representatives had difficulty finding dedicated and loyal staff.
Kok, who was a Selangor exco member between April 2008 and May 2013, said she had changed 10 of her staff members since 2008 due to a range of problems, which include sabotage.
She pointed out that having an aide turn against you was not uncommon, citing how Mohd Ezam Mohd Nor was once one of PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s closest aides-turned-enemy.
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Nazri’s flamboyant special officer
How will Mohd Nedim who is best known for his temper and his penchant for ‘life in the fast lane’ serve as a good role model to youths in Nazri’s constituency?
‘Staying above the law’ – this is what politicians in this country enjoy the most, not the fact that they are here to serve the rakyat.
From cronyism to nepotism to flouting traffic rules gay abandonly, Malaysian politicians especially those from the Barisan Nasional camp, have done it all – shamelessly at that.
Now, it is veteran politician-cum Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamad Nazri Aziz who beliefs ‘he is law unto himself’. Barely three months after being tasked with the Tourism and Culture Ministry, Nazri thought he could do with an ‘extra hand’ and guess who he chose to rope in – his scandalous son, Mohamad Nedim as his “special assistant”.
Nazri claims that Mohd Nedim will not be on the government payroll and would receive his dues from the former for tasks related to youths activities in Nazri’s constituency in Padang Rengas in Perak.
Just who is Nazri trying to kid? How will Mohd Nedim who is best known for his temper and his penchant for ‘life in the fast lane’ serve as a good role model to youths in Nazri’s constituency?
How did Nazri pull such a feat is anyone’s guess. However, if there is one thing the rakyat has learned from the ‘cowgate’ scandal and now the Nazri-Nedim ‘pact’, it is this – nepotism, cronyism and corruption (NCC) are to remain as the hallmark of Malaysia.
Just how will Mohd Nedim contribute to the ministry, given his violent background and flashy lifestyle?
The rakyat has not forgotten the March 2012 incident where Mohd Nedim was alleged to have assaulted a security supervisor of the upscale Mont Kiara condominium.
As predicted, Mohd Nedim was never prosecuted by the authorities and not back in 2004 when a spat involving him and a 23-year-old law student left the latter dead.
Just like his father, Mohd Nedim too seems esctatic that he is ‘untouchable’ by the laws of this country
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Tourism ministry website “redesignates” Nazri Aziz’s son
Nedim Mohamed Nazri’s job title has now been changed to special officer to the Padang Rengas MP, responsible for Gen Y issues, according to the Tourism and Culture Ministry’s official website.
The change on the ministry’s website was made on Friday to specify Nedim’s exact role.
Three other officers were also named – Md Mahathir Md Salleh Huddin (Young Bumiputra Entrepreneur Affairs), Tai Zee How (Chinese community affairs and social media) and Uma Mageswari (Indian community affairs).
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz was accused of nepotism after the website had listed Nedim as “special officer” last week.
The Tourism Minister and his ‘office boy’ son….
|Harakahdaily,||14 August 2013|
Aug 14: A check on the online portal of the Ministry of Tourism will show up a familiar name linked to the current minister Nazri Aziz – not professionally, but by blood ties.
The son of Nazri Aziz, Mohamad Nedim, once praised by his father as a successful businessman, is listed as a special officer at the ministry.
After the 13th general election, Nazri replaced Ng Yen Yen as Tourism minister.
|Harakahdaily,||09 April 2012|
Harakahdaily has stumbled upon photographs of Nedim and his circle of friends posted under his account on the image-sharing site Lockerz (right), giving the public a glimpse of this personality, but more importantly, they offer a pictorial explanation of the rich-poor gap that continues to divide Malaysians.
From “chillin by the pool”, participating in a convoy of luxury sports cars, holidaying in Europe to dining at fine restaurants, Nedim is the epitome of Malaysia’s “one percent”, the current parlance for elites of society who own the bulk of a country’s wealth at the cost of 99 per cent of the population. One should not expect such characters to have any inkling about the complaints of rising costs of living that have coloured political debates around the world.
Of course, not unlike sons of recently deposed leaders of the Middle East, there are also the symbolic gestures by the rich, and in Nedim’s case, he brandishes a photograph of him “breaking fast with anak yatim” (orphans).
The young chairman
Nedim, according to his Twitter account, is chairman of Harrison (M) Berhad in addition to his post as director of Charisma Positief, which turns out to be a company selling used, presumably luxury, cars.
Presumably, this is the same ‘Harrison’ which has its website at http://www.harrisons.com.my, a company which has its origins in Sabah, and concentrates its businesses in East Malaysia, dealing with “marketing, sales, warehousing and distribution of fast moving consumer goods, building materials, engineering products and agricultural chemicals; operation of shipping and travel agencies”.
BOTTLED TASTE … One of the wine brands available at Harrison’s wine shop
One of its clients listed under its fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) division is Asia Pacific Brewery, dealing with such brands like Tiger Beer, Heineken, Anchor, Guinness, Anglia and Malta. Indeed, one of Harrison’s subsidiaries, Harrisons Marketing and Services Sdn. Bhd, is set up to specialise in the business of fine wine, with a large retail store located at Jalan 222, Petaling Jaya.
In the unlikely situation that cabinet ministers are required to declare their wealth, these information, if true, would spell disaster to Nazri more than his son.
After all, Nedim has made it known that he is least bothered with the publicity around him.
“I seem to attract haters/poor media and I enjoy every moment of it,” says a message introducing himself on Twitter.
Nothing wrong with ministers hiring family member as a volunteer, says Najib – Bernama
There is no problem with a minister or a member of the government administration recruiting a family member as his aide if it does not involve any payment of salary or allowance to the aide by the government, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“If such an aide is hired by the minister and gets paid by the government, it is not allowed.
“But if the work is carried out on a voluntary basis and the aide is not a member of the minister’s office, we have no objection to this. (It’s okay if) he assists in the programmes and does not involve any payment to him by the government.”
On the issue of Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz who was claimed to have hired his own son as a special officer with the ministry, Najib said he understood that the son was not an official aide who was paid a salary by the government.
“I learnt that he is only helping out unofficially. He is not listed as a minister’s aide who is paid a salary and allowance by the government,” he said.
The issue was first raised by a pro-establishment blogger Cucu Tok Selampit, who had said that this could turn off ‘supporters of the government’.
“How can supporters of the government defend their leaders if they keep practising nepotism and cronyism?
“We cannot talk about (Pakatan Rakyat leaders) Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh and Nik Aziz etc. who promote their children if Umno/BN leaders do so themselves,” said the blogger.
Nazri Aziz says son not on government payroll, works for him
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazri Aziz has said his son was not on the government payroll though he is listed as a “special assistant”.
Nazri said he paid Muhammad Nedim Nazri to carry out youth activities in his constituency.
“I can call him errand boy or office boy, if that would please people. I am paying him, not the government,” he told The Malaysian Insider today.
The controversial Nedim whose brushes with notoriety in the past had earned Nazri unnecessary attention is in the spotlight again, this time for being listed as an employee in the Ministry website, raising questions of “nepotism and cronyism”, reported The Malaysiakini news portal today.
The Ministry site, however, does not detail what Nedim’s responsibilities are as a special officer.
Nazri said his son ran programmes for the youth in his Padang Rengas constituency in Perak.
“Obviously someone young has to be doing it. I don’t want an Umno Youth person doing it as I am trying to reach as many youngsters as possible. So I asked him and I am paying him for it from my own pocket,” said Nazri who said Nedim is not an Umno member.