Saturday, April 19, 2014

RAKYAT MALAYSIA TELAH HILANG ADABNYA



Kita telah diajar generasi kita dahulu agar mengamalkan budaya bersopan-santun demi kesejahteraan hidup bermasyarakat di dalam pelbagai kaum, bangsa dan agama.

Lihat saja budi bahasa di kalangan rakyat kita hari ini, apakah nilai-nilai sopan dan hormat samada di kalangan muda ataupun dewasa masih dikekalkan? 

Jika kita lihat perbincangan-perbincangan dan tutur kata di media sosial samada dari kenyataan pemimpin-pemimpin politik dan komen-komen rakyat biasa, sungguh menyedihkan dan segala kata-kata nista ditulis tanpa ada kesopanannya. 

Mata pelajaran budi perlu diwujudkan di sekolah dan institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT) bagi memastikan rakyat negara ini bertamadun dan mengamalkan nilai murni serta sahsiah budaya yang disegani.
 
Penasihat Kerajaan Dalam Hal Ehwal Sosial dan Kebudayaan, Tan Sri Dr. Rais Yatim berkata, perkara itu penting kerana masyarakat kini dilihat semakin hilang punca terutama dalam aspek berkaitan budaya dan budi bahasa.

'Kita ambil contoh berkaitan kematian, ada sesetengah pihak yang tidak tahu bagaimana bentuk bahasa yang hendak digunakan, mereka sewenang-wenangnya guna perkataan kesat dan tidak disenangi masyarakat lain.

Masalah ini berlaku disebabkan kurangnya aspek pendidikan berkaitan budi bahasa dalam kalangan masyarakat yang jika tidak dilakukan sesuatu pada hari ini, tamadun Malaysia pasti akan hilang.

Penting bagi kita mengajar masyarakat di negara ini tentang perlakuan bahasa yang betul dan sopan serta mendidik mereka untuk mempunyai nilai-nilai tinggi dalam hidup' katanya.

Memilih budi kerana penting dalam masyarakat. Di UIAM sendiri kita menggunakan perkataan ilmu dan budi yang diterapkan di dalam diri setiap warga universiti ini.

Ingatlah, rukunegara kita yang ke 5... KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN, apakah kita masih menghormati Prinsip2 Rukunegara sebagai rakyatnya?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SPAD DEDAHKAN TAKTIK PEMANDU LORI ELAK DITAHAN


Sepandai-pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya jatuh ke tanah jua dan begitu jugalah pemandu-pemandu lori yang mencuba pelbagai taktik untuk mengelak dari ditahan SPAD ketika mengadakan operasi.

Dalam Ops Hippo yang dijalankan di kawasan Puchong Perdana, sebanyak 23 lori ditahan atas pelbagai kesalahan dan operasi bersepadu kali ini dijayakan lapan pegawai dan 64 anggota termasuk pasukan polis daripada Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Subang Jaya. Sebanyak 24 kes dicatatkan sepanjang operasi itu dijalankan sejak jam 9 pagi dan berakhir enam jam kemudian

Kesalahan-kesalahan lazim yang sering dilakukan mereka adalah membawa lebih muatan, membawa lebih muatan panel sisi, halangan dan gagal mengemukakan lesen pengendali. Pihak SPAD telah menerima banyak aduan daripada orang awam berhubung kegiatan pengusaha lori yang membawa muatan berlebihan di kawasan Puchong sehingga menyebabkan jalan rosak teruk.

Ketua Bahagian Penguatkuasaan SPAD, Datuk Che Hasni Che Ahmad telah mendedahkan taktik-taktik pemandu lori yang tidak bertimbang rasa lori sehingga ada yang sengaja membuang lebihan muatan dan selalunya tanah di atas jalan sehingga membahayakan nyawa pengguna yang berada di belakangnya. Terdapat juga segelintir pemandu lori yang diarah melakukan pemeriksaan akan memandu kenderaan mereka menggunakan gear tinggi sehingga menyebabkan enjin kenderaan mengalami kerosakan.

Jangan ingat pemandu-pemandu lori ini boleh mengelak setiap masa kerana dengan kecekapan SPAD, nombor pendaftaran kenderaan akan dicatatkan untuk siasatan dijalankan sebelum pemandunya didakwa di mahkamah. Walaupun mereka tidak didakwa di mahkamah, pihak SPAD tetap akan mengambil tindakan pentadbiran dengan membatalkan serta menggantung lesen mereka.

Tetapi jika tertangkap dan sekiranya disabitkan kesalahan mereka boleh dikenakan hukuman mengikut Seksyen 57 Akta Pengangkutan Awam Darat 2010 kerana melanggar peraturan dengan membawa muatan melebihi berat yang ditetapkan yang memperuntukkan denda tidak kurang RM1,000 dan tidak melebihi RM500,000 atau penjara tidak melebihi dua tahun atau kedua-duanya sekali.

Sememangnya kerjasama dari penduduk Puchong juga dialu-alukan bagi membanteras sikap pemandu-pemandu lori yang tidak bertanggungjawab ini disamping penguatkuasaan SPAD yang melakukan operasi pada waktu-waktu tertentu.

A LONG HISTORY OF KARPAL SINGH

 
  • 1940, June 28: Karpal Singh was born in Georgetown, Penang to Ram Singh, a Punjabi immigrant who was a watchman and part-time herdsman.[1] (Ram had moved from India to Penang in 1921.) [2]
  • Unknown:
    • Karpal Singh studied at St. Xavier's Institution, Penang.
    • Karpal Singh obtained his law degree from the University of Malaya in Singapore. During his time there, he also served as president of the student's union. Karpal was barred from the hostel for protesting against the university's decision to mandate the "certificate of political suitability" for enrolling students. He said he took 7 years to graduate, admitting that he was "playful" and "didn't attend lectures". After failing his final year courses, the dean made him sit at the front of the class, and according to Karpal, "I couldn't play the fool anymore and I passed my exams accordingly!" [1]
  • 1969 (age 29): Karpal Singh was called to the Penang Bar and joined a firm in Alor Setar, Kedah.
  • 1970 (age 30):
    • Karpal Singh started his own legal firm. (Well-known for his expertise in the field of litigation, he has been praised for "defending the little man" and has been called "a friend to the oppressed and marginalized". Karpal is a leading opponent of the death penalty in Malaysia, and has successfully defended at least 10 foreigners on serious drug charges which carry a mandatory death sentence. Nonetheless, in July 2010, he called for convicted child rapists to be sentenced to death.)
    • Karpal Singh joined the Democratic Action Party (DAP), citing the party's multiracial political platform following the 1969 race riots.
    • July: Karpal Singh married Gurmit Kaur whose family was from Narathiwat, Thailand. (Her family moved to Penang when she was 7. Karpal met her, while herding his father's cows.)
  • 1974 (age 34):
    • Karpal Singh visited his ancestors' village of Samna Pind, near Amritsar, in the Punjab region, when his father was killed in an accident there.
    • Karpal Singh was due to contest in the 1974 general elections in Penang, but withdrew as a result of his father's death. Following the persuasion of DAP national organising secretary Fan Yew Teng, he ran for the Alor Setar parliamentary seat and Bandar Alor Setar state seat. He lost in the parliamentary contest but won the state seat to become the first DAP candidate to stand for and win a seat in Kedah.
  • 1977 (age 37): Karpal Singh managed to persuade the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to pardon a 14-year old Chinese boy sentenced to death under the Internal Security Act for firearm possession, apparently by suggesting that to let the boy be hanged would be "politically explosive".[3]
  • 1978, July 8 (age 38): Karpal Singh was first elected to parliament in the general elections, representing Jelutong in Penang. (He would go on to hold the seat for 21 years (5 terms) until 1999.) Karpal was also the state assemblyman for Bukit Gelugor between 1978 and 1986.
  • 1985 (age 45): Karpal Singh defended Australian heroin trafficker, Kevin Barlow, who, together with fellow Australian, Brian Chambers, were convicted by the Penang High Court in July 1985. Even after the execution in 1986, Karpal continued to fight to clear Barlow's name.
  • 1986 (age 46): Karpal Singh filed a lawsuit against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Iskandar of Johor, on behalf of one of the allegedly assaulted men. He lost and the Sultan allegedly named one of his dogs after him.[3]
  • 1987 (age 47):
    • Karpal Singh defended New Zealanders Lorraine Cohen and her son, Aaron, against heroin trafficking charges. They were both convicted, with Mrs. Cohen sentenced to death and Aaron to life imprisonment. Mrs. Cohen's death sentence, however, was commuted to life imprisonment in 1989. Both of them were subsequently pardoned and freed in 1996.
    • October 27: Karpal Singh, along with many other opposition politicians, were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act during Operation Lalang for "inciting" racial tension in the country. (He was released briefly for a few hours in March 1988 in response to a habeas corpus application, but was rearrested and remained in prison until January 1989. Amnesty International deemed him a prisoner of conscience.)
  • 1989 (age 49): Karpal Singh accused Deputy Speaker D.P. Vijandran of acting in pornographic videotapes. The allegations were dismissed, due to lack of evidence, but Vijandran resigned as deputy speaker in 1990.
  • 1990 (age 50):
    • Staunchly opposing the notion of Malaysia as an Islamic state, Karpal Singh said "an Islamic state over my dead body" during a political speech in Sungai Pinang.[4] This led to him to be portrayed as an enemy of Islam. (He claimed to have apologized for the matter.) [5]
    • October 21: Karpal Singh successfully defended his Jelutong parliamentary seat but failed to be elected as state assemblyman in Sungai Pinang which he also contested.
  • 1992 (age 52): Karpal Singh produced in parliament the alleged videotape of Deputy Speaker D.P. Vijandran acting in pornographic videotapes, and handed it over to Deputy Speaker Ong Tee Keat. (Vijandran was convicted in May 1994 for fabricating evidence in an affidavit which sought a court order to stop his nephew from allegedly distributing pornographic video tapes featuring him. He was acquitted in 1998, after appeal.)
  • 1993 (age 53): Karpal Singh commented that "political life is not what it used to be in Malaysia," specifically criticizing Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's restriction on media coverage of the opposition.[3]
  • 1998, September (age 58): Karpal Singh represented former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim during the latter's sodomy trial. During the first trial, he produced a pathological report confirming high levels of arsenic that had been detected in Anwar's body, and accused the authorities of poisoning Anwar, charging: "It could well be that someone out there wants to get rid of him... even to the extent of murder... I suspect people in high places are responsible for this situation". This accusation in court led to Karpal being charged under the Sedition Act in January 2000.
  • 1999 (age 59):
  • 2000 (age 60):
    • January: Karpal Singh was arrested under the Sedition Act along with 4 other opposition politicians and the editor of the Harakah Daily, the newspaper published by the opposition Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS). He was charged for making seditious remarks in court during Anwar's first corruption trial. (This was the only known charge of sedition in any country in the Commonwealth brought against a lawyer for remarks made in court in defence of a client. The charges were dropped in 2002.)
    • Karpal Singh again acted as the defence's lead counsel in Anwar Ibrahim's 2nd sodomy trial, following fresh allegations. After a 2-year trial, Anwar was acquitted on 10 January 2012.
    • Karpal Singh was ordered to pay D.P. Vijandran RM500,000 (later reduced to RM100,000 on appeal) in damages for defamation, after accusing the latter of deliberately issuing a cheque to him from a closed account.
  • 2004 (age 64):
    • March 21: Karpal Singh was elected Member of Parliament for the newly-created Bukit Gelugor in Penang with a 1,261-vote majority. (The DAP regained its position as the largest opposition party in parliament.)
    • September 4: Karpal Singh was appointed National Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP).
    • September 7: Karpal Singh was sanctioned for "misleading parliament", after claiming that Members of Parliament had to raise their right hand, while taking the oath of office on 17 May. A report by the Parliamentary Rights and Privileges Committee gave him 3 days to apologize or face a 6-month suspension. Karpal refused to apologize and served the suspension.
  • 2005, January 28 (age 65): Karpal Singh met with a motor vehicle accident which left him wheelchair-bound. A car rammed into his taxi from behind, causing severe contusion to his thoracic vertebrae. As a result, Karpal suffers sensory impairment and reduced motor strength, is unable to walk, or raise his right arm a few centimeters. Many people around him, including his best friends, suggested he would have been better off dead.[6] Despite this, Karpal continues his legal and political careers.
  • 2007, March 27: Karpal wrote to former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, asking him to make an unqualified and unconditional personal apology to Tun Salleh Abas, as well as Supreme Court judges Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawanteh and Datuk George Seah, and their families for removing them from office during the 1988 constitutional crisis.[7]
  • 2008 (age 68):
    • March 3: Karpal Singh was elected Member of Parliament for Bukit Gelugor in Penang with a whopping 21,015-vote majority. (The election saw historic gains for the opposition which managed to deny the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) a two-thirds majority in parliament for the first time. The 3 main opposition parties subsequently formed Pakatan Rakyat, a formal coalition.)
    • March 24: Karpal Singh called for former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to apologize for the latter's role in the 1988 constitutional crisis.[8]
    • April 3: In response to Karpal's letter of 27 March 2007, former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad replied: "You are moved by pure hatred and I cannot respond to people who can never accept reality... My conscience is clear. I have done what was my duty and I owe nobody any apology. I am sure you will make use of this letter to dirty my name further. That is your right. I think you are the most contemptible of politicians and individuals". Karpal had asked Mahathir to apologize to the 3 ex-judges who had been removed from office during the 1988 constitutional crisis.[7]
    • May: Karpal Singh was at the center of a controversy during a parliamentary sitting, when he called fellow parliamentarian Bung Mokhtar Radin the "bigfoot from Kinabatangan". Moments later, he was mocked by Ibrahim Ali for not being able to stand up while speaking, which provoked a furore among opposition MPs.
    • June: Karpal Singh received a death threat in the form of a bullet delivered to his law firm.
    • October: Karpal Singh received a 2-day suspension from parliament for calling Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia "not serious" and "playful".
  • 2009(age 69):
  • 2010 (age 70):
    • April: Karpal Singh was suspended from parliament for 10 days, after calling the speaker a "dictator".
    • June 11: Karpal Singh was discharged and acquitted by the High Court on a charge of uttering seditious words against the Sultan of Perak at his legal firm in Jalan Pudu Lama, Kuala Lumpur, between noon and 12.30 pm on 6 February 2009. He was alleged to have said that the Sultan's removal of Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the Perak Menteri Besar and Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir's appointment to the position could be questioned in a court of law.[10]
    • December: Karpal Singh was suspended again for 6 months, along with opposition Members of Parliament Anwar Ibrahim, Azmin Ali, and Sivarasa Rasiah. (Anwar was suspended for stirring up controversy over the government's links with APCO Worldwide, while the rest were punished for making public the report by the Rights and Privileges Committee which found Anwar guilty before the report was presented to parliament.)
  • 2011, December (age 71): Karpal Singh and Penang's 2nd deputy chief minister, P. Ramasamy, feuded over the latter's purported accusation that dissidents within the DAP were plotting against him for not handing them projects and favors. Karpal labeled Ramasamy a "warlord" and asked for him to resign as deputy chief minister. Ramasamy retorted by asking the party to remove its "godfathers", in apparent reference to Karpal. The feud was resolved internally, with Ramasamy later denying ever making the plot accusation. (At the DAP national conference in January 2012, Karpal closed ranks with Ramasamy and asked the party's "warlords and godfathers [to] stand together against Barisan Nasional".)
  • 2012 (age 72):
  • 2013 (age 73):
    • July 15: Karpal Singh withdrew his appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to subpoena 3 witnesses, including former prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, to testify in his sedition trial. He also withdrew his appeal against the refusal of the High Court to grant his application to strike out the sedition charge against him.[9]
    • September 26: Utusan Malaysia promised to retract and apologize to DAP over an article, "Cuba sembunyi kebiadaban DAP" (Try to hide DAP's rudeness), that accused Lim Guan Eng of having a hidden agenda in banning the controversial Tanda Putera film from being screened in Penang in order to hide the rude action of a DAP leader. Karpal Singh, as DAP Chairman, said that this was the last time the party will accept an apology from Utusan. "We accepted their apology but Utusan cannot go on lying. We will give them this opportunity to turn over a new leaf," he said. Karpal said the newspaper now had to display its apology in the same size and prominence as the offending article. He also took Utusan to task, saying that the paper must practise responsible journalism. "You have gone for gutter journalism as far as responsible journalism is concerned. The lies heaped on Guan Eng and Kit Siang are unimaginable by a national paper", adding, "It should be ashamed of itself. I hope it will turn out to be better and start reporting the truth," Karpal said. He warned that the party will not be "compassionate" if similar accusations were published in future. In echoing's Karpal's sentiments, Lim Kit Siang said, "We don't expect them to be in favor of DAP or Pakatan Rakyat but they have to be honest and truthful and stop publishing lies".[13]
    • November 5: Karpal Singh said professional bodies set up along religious or racial lines should be deregistered when he slammed the Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) for its criticism of the Bar Council. He also urged the Bar to lodge a police report against MLA for threatening it not to side with Catholic weekly Herald in its appeal on the October 14 Allah ruling. According to Karpal, the time had come for all racial and religious political parties and professional organisations which operate along racial and religious lines to be deregistered. "Unfortunately, this also includes PAS. We have to be practical because if we want a united country we need parties that are multi-racial", he said, while noting that PAS was DAP's partner in Pakatan Rakyat (PR).[14]
    • November 6: Responding to Karpal's call to disallow bodies operating along racial and religious lines, PAS information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man described the proposal as dangerous and unfounded. "What is the danger of PAS to multi-racial Malaysia? People should evaluate for themselves how PAS has ruled Kelantan for over 23 years, Terengganu in 1999 and Kedah in 2008 in promoting racial unity and protecting the rights of both the Muslim and non-Muslim people. Were there any non-Muslim who was sidelined?" he asked, adding that the statement should not be coming from a Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leader at a time when the public was rejecting Barisan Nasional (BN). "He should have been more wise and not come out with a statement that can affect the good relations in Pakatan Rakyat and the people's support. This type of statement also does not benefit DAP," said Tuan Ibrahim, adding that PAS would leave it to DAP to deal with Karpal over the statement.[14]
    • November 8: Karpal denied ever calling for the deregistration of Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS). "It is true that I had stated that race-based political parties and professional bodies should open its doors to other races which unfortunately included PAS but I was quick to add that PAS had acknowledged the necessity of multi-racialism by having a non-Muslim supporters' wing", he said. Karpal pointed out that PAS had established the non-Muslim PAS Supporters Congress, prior to the 2004 general election and also agreed to field non-Muslim candidates in the 2013 general election. Karpal also pointed out that in the 2008 general election, PAS fielded an Indian candidate to contest the Tiram state seat in Johor.[15]
  • 2014 (age 74):
    • March 11: Karpal was found guilty of sedition for questioning Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak, on his decision to remove former Perak Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin from his post in February 2009. He was fined RM4,000 by the Kuala Lumpur High Court under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act, which he described as an "outdated and irrelevant legislation that is 66 years old and a sad relic of British colonialism".[16]
    • March 29:
      • Karpal stepped down as DAP Chairman, pending the outcome of his sedition appeal.[16]
      • DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that Karpal's position in the DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) would be vacant for as long as necessary.[16]
    • April 17: Karpal died on the spot in a car accident shortly before 1:00am at KM301.6 of the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung, Kampar in Perak. He was believed to be traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to attend a court hearing. There were 3 other occupants in Karpal's Toyota Alphard, which had the iconic number plate KS9898. His long-time assistant Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu also died, while Karpal's son, Ramkarpal, and the driver were injured. Police said the multi-purpose vehicle was badly damaged, after losing control, following a collision with a lorry

Friday, April 11, 2014

SPRM-IRDA BINA KEYAKINAN PELABUR ASING... SYABAS JOHOR!


Apakah tahap indeks rasuah Malaysia di peringkat yang sangat kritikal sehingga menyebabkan pelabur-pelabur asing tidak lagi menaruh keyakinan terhadap Malaysia walaupun dari segi prasarana pelaburannya lengkap?


Semuanya telah diperjelaskan oleh pihak SPRM di dalam satu program "Luncheon Talk" SPRM Johor bersama pelabur-pelabur asing yang melabur di IRDA pada 7 April lalu di di Hotel Grand Paragon Johor Bahru dan disertai komuniti pelabur asing terdiri dari negara Jepun, China dan Singapura.  



Pelabur-pelabur asing di Johor seharusnya berasa beruntung apabila program penjelasan ini merupakan yang pertama kali diadakan terutama yang melibatkan pelabur dari luar negara.

Dato' Hisham Nordin bersama pihak pengurusan IRDA







Dalam penerangan tersebut, Pengarah Bahagian Siasatan SPRM, Datuk Haji Mustafar Ali menegaskan kerjasama di antara SPRM dan IRDA mampu membentuk keyakinan dan persepsi positif kepada pelaburan asing ke ISKANDAR Malaysia. SPRM juga sentiasa menggalakkan keperluan mencegah rasuah dari kerjasama semua pihak.

Kerjasama di antara SPRM dan IRDA merupakan salah satu inisiatif yang dijalankan kerajaan amnya dan SPRM khasnya dalam membenteras segala bentuk rasuah serta memberi penjelasan dan penerangan mengenai iklim pelaburan sihat di Malaysia. Pelabur-pelabur tidak perlu khuatir dalam apa jua bentuk birokrasi yang ada terutama mengenai  segala bentuk persepsi  negatif terhadap pelaburan di Malaysia.

Datuk Mustafar juga menegaskan bahawa SPRM tidak akan berkompromi terhadap isu-isu rasuah, penyelewengan dan salah guna kuasa. SPRM akan sentiasa memberikan komitmen yang tinggi bagi menggerakkan usaha-usaha pencegahan dan penerangan di masa akan datang terutamanya yang melibatkan pelabur-pelabur asing di Malaysia.

Pelabur-pelabur akan dapat melihat betapa seriusnya komitmen SPRM apabila setiap kelemahan terhadap sistem dan prosedur yang mampu memberi ruang dan peluang
rasuah, penyelewengan dan salah guna kuasa akan dikaji rapi serta diambil tindakan.

Walaubagaimanapun, untuk mendapatkan keberkesanan tindakan SPRM bagi memberikan keyakinan kepada pelabur-pelabur asing ini, program penjelasan tersebut perlu diadakan secara berterusan dan berulang kali agar mereka sentiasa mendapat penerangan yang lebih jelas demi meningkatkan keyakinan mereka. 

Syabas kepada kerajaan Johor yang telus mengambil langkah memberi keyakinan kepada pelabur-pelabur asing dan juga kepada bakal-bakal pelabur.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AUDIT NEGARA TEGUR RISDA FLEET


Berikut adalah teguran Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang berkenaan kerugian Risda Fleet Sdn Bhd yang telah mencatat kerugian sebanyak RM3.38 juta pada tahun 2011 berbanding RM500,000 tahun sebelumnya. - SH
“Ini menyebabkan Risda Fleet hanya bergantung kepada panel pengangkutan yang dilantik. Audit berpendapat kekurangan lori adalah kritikal kerana hanya 40.8 peratus lori yang berusia kurang daripada 10 tahun masih ekonomik digunakan.

“Sementara lori yang selebihnya telah berusia antara 10 hingga melebihi 30 tahun kurang selamat dari aspek fizikal dan boleh menyebabkan pencemaran alam sekitar,”

Ambrin berkata, antara kelemahan yang dikesan antaranya terdapat 47 lori yang diselia oleh Smallholders Development Corporation Sdn Berhad (SHDC) tidak menukarkan lesen sedia ada mereka kepada lesen pengendali sebagaimana tempoh ditetapkan Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD).

Ini pula saranan Audit Negara;
Kecekapan Risda Fleet menggunakan asetnya perlu dipertingkatkan bagi menjana keuntungan yang berterusan pada masa hadapan dan perlu memastikan hanya lori yang mempunyai lesen pengendali dibenarkan beroperasi selaras dengan akta yang ditetapkan SPAD.

Saranan Audit Negara itu adalah penting di mana SPAD telah pun umumkan lesen pengendali pengangkutan awam dikuatkuasa semenjak  Disember, 2011 dan lesen ini adalah diperuntukkan mengikut Akta PAD 2010. Semua pemilik kenderaan pengangkutan awam perlu menggantikan lesen kenderaan kepada lesen pengendali.

Satu Pekeliling Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat Bil.8 Tahun 2012 mengenai ‘Syarat-syarat lesen pengendali kenderaan barangan berkenaan spesifikasi kenderaan, jenis barangan dan keadaan barangan yang dibawa sebagai syarat lesen pengendali kenderaan jenis tipper/dumper yang beroperasi di Semenanjung Malaysia.’ Pekeliling tersebut telah berkuatkuasa mulai 25 September, 2012.

Teguran Audit Negara dari aspek fizikal dan keselamatan awam selari dengan Pekeliling syarat-syarat lesen pengendali yang dikuatkuasa pihak SPAD di mana tujuannya adalah untuk;
 
  • Memastikan kenderaan beroperasi mengikut kelulusan asal bagi memastikan keberkesanan peralatan teknikal semasa operasi;
  • Mempertingkatkan aspek keselamatan dan fizikal kenderaan;
  • Mengurangkan kerosakan jalanraya akibat lebih muatan; dan
  • Mengurangkan bilangan kenderaan barangan yang menyumbang kepada kemalangan serta pencemaran alam sekitar.
Pekeliling ini hendaklah dipatuhi oleh semua pengendali perkhidmatan kenderaan barangan, pengendali berlesen perkhidmatan kenderaan barangan di Semenanjung Malaysia dan agensi-agensi Kerajaan yang berkenaan.

Pihak Audit Negara telah pun mengenalpasti beberapa punca utama kerugian Risda Fleet yang bertambah iaitu kelemahan pengangkutan awam. Tindakan terus yang perlu diambil pihak Risda Fleet ialah terus berurusan dengan SPAD supaya dapat memohon lesen pengendali dan meneruskan operasi perniagaan agar kerugian yang dialami dapat dikurangkan.