Thursday, September 17, 2009

My first thoughts on Malaysia's F1 team...

“This is where the cars will be designed, manufactured and tested. It will be ‘Made-in-Malaysia, by Malaysians’ and of course, the pit-stops will be run by Malaysians,” Najib said.
How do I go about this? Najib announced that Malaysia going to have its own F1 team ! Lotus-powered F1 racing car.

In a nutshell,
“This is where the cars will be designed, manufactured and tested. It will be ‘Made-in-Malaysia, by Malaysians’ and of course, the pit-stops will be run by Malaysians,” Najib said.
For a start, 1MF1 team will be a partnership between government and the private sector including investors lead by Datuk Kamarudin Meranon, Tony Fernades and SM Nasaruddin SM Nasimuddin.

Najib said that the team will be based at Sepang International Circuit. That was 15th September 2009.

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) CEO said that SIC has allocated between 8,000 and 12,000 hectares for the deveopment of 1Mf1 team headquarters. Maybe I am poor in numbers. Isn't between 8,000 and 12,000 hectares equivalent to between 19,700 and 29,600 acres of land? If we were to take the average, it is in the region of 10,000 hectares or 24,700 acres of land. Isn't that a little bit too much?

I mean to build 1Mf1 team Hq and wind tunnel needs 10,000 hectares or 24,700 acres of land. The controversial PKFZ takes up only 404.6 hectares or 1,000 acres of land. That means 1mF1 team hq and wind tunnel is almost 25 times the size of PKFZ?

For the sake of good governance, I hope the SUN printed the area needed for 1MF1 team and wind tunnel wrongly. The information available in the net mentioned that the area for SIC is 240 hectares. If 1MF1 really needs 10,000 hectares or 24,700 acres of land, it means a massive land acquisition.

Do anyone realise that the abandoned KLIA east (proposer : Sime Darby/AA) is 2,833 hectares. That means that the area allocated for 1MF1 team hq and wind tunnel is 3.5 times bigger than the abandoned KLIA east. And since 1MF1 team prime mover is also AA's CEO, is there any "link" here? Will this be another scandal ala-PKFZ?

Let me stop here first...the figures just don't seems right...or is it playing games on me after packing too many ang pows for this coming Eid Fitri...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

4 comments:

sunwayopal said...

This sounds like a PKFZ Version 2 coming up.

Maybe its their way of saying, Hey, before PRU 13 comes along, lets go out with a major bang!!! Lets empty the coffers totally and give Pakatan the mother of all deficits to kaw tim when they take over.

looes74 said...

Nightcaller,
LKY mention that it takes one term for a corrupt government to bankrupt the nation. Perhaps, Malaysia is lagi better

nightcaller said...

sunwayopal

Either that or this is a "farewell" gift to AAB knowing how close KJ is with Tony.

I am more concerned with the land acquisotion and the possibility of the re-birth of KLIA east after undergoing some "make over"

Looes74

Maybe we can rephrase it to "it takes one term for a corrupt leader to bankrupt the nation".

I hope that its not true but with things going on, better be prepared than be sorry.

looes74 said...

Nightcaller,
I think you got yo look at this. It's about Hassan Ali again!
Just read Malaysiakini. Seriously, PAS must really reconsider Hassan Ali's position in PAS. I don't think he's helping in terms of Pakatan's Adminsitration.
Hassan Ali must understanding the doctrine of collective responsibilties. He msut also understand teh seperation of power between legislature & executive. Siding civil servant without full consent of the entire Exco is absolute a no no
Hassan Ali has been a bad image to PAS & must resign! Even Kedah MB has learnt his lesson over the handling the suggestion proposed by PAS Youth. His comment is perfectly accepatble. Regardless of any affliation, one must understand one Exco or MB represents the state executive