Thursday, June 30, 2022

PPIM, YBK PROVIDE 647 HA FOR AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK - BERNAMA - 29/06/2022

 

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 (Bernama) — Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) to provide 647 hectares (ha) of land in Bukit Tasik Serendah, Selangor for agricultural and livestock development.

YBK chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom said the effort is aimed at overcoming the food security problem as well as to persuade other non-governmental organisations (NG0s) to join the government's call to grow their own crops.

'Currently, we are carrying out development only at the front of the area which involves 32 to 40 hectares. So the remaining 607 hectares can be filled by any party while waiting for the development to be fully completed: he said at a press conference here today.

Zainal said they have opened registration for any takers but will first evaluate the type of agricultural activity proposed.

If the activity is suitable for development, then we will discuss whether they want to participate as a joint venture or enter into profit-sharing: he said.

The MoU was signed by Zainal Abidin and PPIM chief activist Datuk Nadzim Johan.


Article by: Bernama

PPIM, YBK PROVIDE 647 HA FOR AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK

https://bernama.com/en/general/news.php?id=2095777

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

YBK, PPIM SEDIAKAN 647 HEKTAR TANAH BAGI AKTIVITI PERTANIAN DAN PENTERNAKAN - BERNAMA - 29/06/2022

 

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jun (Bernama) — Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) menandatangani memorandum persefahaman (MoU) bersama Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) bagi menyediakan 647 hektar tanah di Bukit Tasik Serendah, Selangor untuk aktiviti pertanian dan penternakan.

Pengerusi YBK Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom berkata ia bertujuan mengatasi isu jaminan makanan sekali gus pencetus kepada pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) yang lain menyambut saranan kerajaan untuk menjalankan tanaman sendiri.

"Buat masa ini, kami sedang melakukan aktiviti pembangunan di bahagian hadapan kawasan tersebut yang hanya melibatkan 32 hingga 40 hektar. Jadi, baki 607 hektar boleh diisi oleh mana-mana pihak sementara menunggu pembangunan siap sepenuhnya," katanya kepada pemberita pada majlis menandatangani MoU berkenaan di sini hari ini.

MoU itu ditandatangani Zainal Abidin dan Ketua Aktivis PPIM Datuk Nadzim Johan.

Zainal Abidin berkata mereka telah membuka pendaftaran namun akan menilai terlebih dahulu aktiviti yang dicadangkan.

"Sekiranya aktiviti itu sesuai untuk dibangunkan, maka kami (YBK dan PPIM) akan bincang sama ada mereka hendak sertai secara usaha sama ataupun perkongsian untung," katanya.


Artikel oleh: Bernama

YBK, PPIM SEDIAKAN 647 HEKTAR TANAH BAGI AKTIVITI PERTANIAN DAN PENTERNAKAN

https://bernama.com/bm/am/news.php?id=2095700

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

HARGA BARANG DIJANGKA NAIK 30 PERATUS - KOSMO - 25/06/2022

PETALING JAYA – Kenaikan harga barangan dijangka naik kira-kira 30 peratus, sejajar de­ngan pemansuhan harga kawalan si­ling ayam, telur ayam dan subsidi minyak masak tulen bagi pek kemasan botol yang tidak akan diteruskan mulai 1 Julai ini.

Ketua Aktivis Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM), Datuk Nadzim Johan berkata, kenaikan harga barangan memang sudah dijangka, justeru rakyat akan berasa terkesan sekali gus perlu melakukan perubahan dalam gaya hidup mereka.

“Disebabkan kenaikan harga barangan, rakyat juga perlu me­lakukan perubahan daripada kenaikan harga 30 peratus ini. Mereka perlu bersedia dan berlapang dada menghadapinya selain mengambil langkah sepatutnya.

“Rakyat boleh lalui kehidupan yang tidak mewah dan bersederhana. Jadi mereka perlu berjimat cermat, ubah perangai serta gaya hidup,” katanya kepada Kosmo! baru-baru ini.

Dalam pada itu, katanya, tidak hanya hidup secara sederhana, rakyat juga perlu melakukan sesuatu untuk lebih produktif dalam menghadapi kenaikan harga barangan di negara ini.

“Kerajaan nak tarik subsidi, tariklah tetapi kena lihat apa hendak dibuat misalnya, ke mana arah duit subsidi tersebut. Mungkin boleh dijadikan untuk membantu rakyat supaya produktif.

“Contohnya pemberian lesen perniagaan atau membantu asnaf yang memerlukan, perumahan kepada orang susah atau menggalakkan penanaman ja­gung,” katanya.

Ujarnya lagi, langkah tersebut adalah perlu dalam membantu rakyat menangani kos sara hidup.

Baru-baru ini Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP) memutuskan harga kawalan si­ling ayam, telur ayam dan subsidi minyak masak tulen bagi pek kemasan botol tidak akan diteruskan mulai 1 Julai ini. -KOSMO! ONLINE


Artikel oleh: Kosmo

HARGA BARANG DIJANGKA NAIK 30 PERATUS

https://www.kosmo.com.my/2022/06/25/harga-barang-dijangka-naik-30-peratus/

20220624 KEMPERKID PERLU DIBERI SOKONGAN UNTUK MENJALANKAN KEGIATAN PEMULIHAN JIWA SECARA KEROHANIAN - MINAQ JINGGO - 24/06/2022

 

20220624 Kerajaan dan masyarakat sekeliling perlu membantu usaha pusat-pusat pemulihan jiwa dan akhlak melalui kaedah kerohanian seperti Kem PERKID yang diusahakan oleh Ustad Masridzi bin Sat di batu 16 Hulu Langat, Selangor.

Pusat ini telah dibangunkan berperingkat peringkat sejak 30 tahun yang lalu dan hari ini majlis perasmian Bilik Detoksifikasi yang diinspirasikan dari bilik tahanan isolasi tahanan ISA telah dirasmikan oleh Menteri Hal Ehwal Agama, Sen. Idris Ahmad.

AADK dan Polis sudah mula mendapatkan khidmat pusat pusat pemulihan seperti ini untuk menampung keperluan yang semakin meningkat.

Bangunan dewan makan dan dapur memasak pusat untuk Asrama Putera akan dibina tidak lama lagi dan besar harapan pengurusan Kem PERKID untuk mendapat bantuan dari pihak kerajaan.

 #kemperkid #jakim #maim #yadim #ppim #pdrm


Sumber: minaq jinggo

20220624 KEMPERKID PERLU DIBERI SOKONGAN UNTUK MENJALANKAN KEGIATAN PEMULIHAN JIWA SECARA KEROHANIAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjH6iRbLD_Y

TRADE GROUPS: BLANKET BAN ON 'NEGATIVE' HABITS IN MALAYSIA NOT GOOD FOR ECONOMY, MAY ENCOURAGE 'UNSAFE' CONSUMPTION - MALAY MAIL - 24/06/2022

 

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — A recent survey which said the majority of Malaysians wants the government to ban alcohol, sugary beverages and nightclubs as well as smoking and vaping has been criticised by trade groups.

They said such a move would not only mean a loss of income for the government but in all likelihood, push these “activities” to go underground.

Datuk David Gurupatham, co-founder of Industries Unite (IU), a coalition of 120 Malaysians SMEs, said that an alcohol ban alone would cost the nation billions of ringgit in tax revenue, aside from losing out on international tourism.

“Now, where is the government going to recover that revenue? Do we want to pay higher taxes? Higher duties on food and clothing? It (a ban) will also end up benefitting smugglers and give rise to more smuggling.”

He added that cigarette smuggling is already very rampant in Malaysia — a Nielsen study showed that illicit cigarette incidence hit 58.4 per cent in March 2022 as opposed to 54.6 per cent in December 2021 — and the government is already losing billions in revenue.

“More importantly, people, especially young people may consume alcohol behind closed doors, in unregulated premises and we are likely to have bigger problems like adulterated alcohol,” he added.

The survey by the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM), involving 1,259 respondents, reportedly showed 89 per cent of those surveyed want alcohol banned in the country.

The survey results which were published by several news platforms also reportedly show that 86 per cent of Malaysians want gambling banned and 69 per cent want to ban the sale of sugary beverages.

Another 79 per cent purportedly want the government to ban entertainment outlets such as pubs and karaoke joints.

The survey was conducted via an online form on PPIM’s website, and PPIM itself said after the results were published that it did not support these bans.

“Furthermore, 1,200 plus people surveyed versus 33.8 million Malaysians does not mean 89 per cent of all Malaysians subscribe to the view.” said David.

“We also do not have the demographics of the survey or independent verification thereof. So we must be careful and responsible when we debate this issue,” he added.

Restaurants, Bars and Entertainment Operators Association (Rebah) pro-tem committee chairman Datuk Sivakumaran Nair believes that a ban on these products and activities would infringe on the rights of the public, especially non-Muslims.

“In terms of alcohol, sweet drinks, gambling, entertainment outlets... it involves adults who are mature and know what is right and not right to do.

“Furthermore, gambling and entertainment outlets are a non-Muslim’s game,” he said, adding that Indonesia has not introduced a blanket ban on alcohol sale or consumption despite having the largest Muslim population in the world.

However, gambling is completely banned in Indonesia.

Sargunan Naidu Sundararaju, executive chef of Fika Fine Kitchen & Bar, told Malay Mail that nine out of the 10 people who come into his premises are productive members of society.

“Things are not as they used to be, nowadays there are so many activities the youth can take part in aside from drinking,” he said in defense of his business.

“One of my restaurant’s co-owners also practices Muay Thai and runs a Muay Thai gym. He and his students sometimes come down for a drink after working out on weekends.

“I also have some regular customers who are in their late 20s who run a high-end marketing business. They are earning a lot. They are clear, from 9pm to 5am I earn my money, after 7pm it is my time, I will enjoy it.

“It is not like 10 to 20 years ago where there aren’t many avenues for productive activities around so people get stuck in drinking as a pastime. People are now aware of what is healthy and know how to balance their lives,” he said.

In 2019, The Malaysian Reserve reported that then finance minister Lim Guan Eng said that the federal government had collected a total of RM12.5 billion from sin taxes between May and September that year.

The tax imposed on gambling, tobacco, and alcohol amounted to RM4.5 billion, RM4.4 billion and RM3.6 billion respectively.


Article by: Malay Mail

TRADE GROUPS: BLANKET BAN ON 'NEGATIVE' HABITS IN MALAYSIA NOT GOOD FOR ECONOMY, MAY ENCOURAGE 'UNSAFE' CONSUMPTION

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/06/24/trade-groups-blanket-ban-on-negative-habits-in-malaysia-not-good-for-economy-may-encourage-unsafe-consumption/13975

KERAJAAN PERLU TUNDA PROJEK MEWAH, SALUR KEWANGAN TERUSKAN SUBSIDI RAKYAT - GETARAN - 22/06/2022

 

KUALA LUMPUR - Kerajaan digesa menunda terlebih dahulu pelaksanaan projek besar dan menggunakan peruntukan pembinaan itu untuk meneruskan pemberian subsidi ayam, telur ayam serta minyak masak botol kepada rakyat, tegas Persekutuan Persatuan-Persatuan Pengguna Malaysia (FOMCA).

Presidennya, Profesor Datuk Dr N Marimuthu berkata, menerusi langkah tersebut, kewangan itu dapat digunakan untuk memastikan bekalan barangan dalam negara cukup dan harga tidak melambung naik.

Dr N Marimuthu
Dr N Marimuthu

“Keputusan (pemansuhan subsidi) ini, tidak memanfaatkan sebab tidak masuk akal. Sebab dua tahun rakyat sudah susah. Mereka baru hendak mula menguruskan kehidupan mereka secara terperinci, tiba-tiba kerajaan buat keputusan.

“Kerajaan boleh tunda projek mewah dan menyalurkan subsidi ini kepada kehidupan kita seharian. Sekurang-kurangnya untuk memastikan rakyat hidup dengan selesa untuk sementara.

“Kerajaan tidak patut lepas tangan sebab kita pilih kerajaan untuk menjaga kebajikan rakyat, bukan untuk menyusahkan rakyat,” katanya ketika dihubungi Getaran hari ini.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob dilaporkan sebagai berkata, berkuat kuasa 1 Julai ini, kerajaan tidak akan meneruskan subsidi kepada penternak ayam.

Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP), Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi pula berkata, subsidi minyak masak kemasan botol dua, tiga dan lima kilogram (kg) dimansuhkan bermula Julai.

Tindakan itu diambil bagi memastikan bekalan bahan makanan dalam pasaran lebih stabil dalam jangka masa panjang, sekali gus menstabilkan harga barangan.

N Marimuthu berkata kerajaan perlu ada perancangan dalam isu sekuriti makanan dan tidak boleh membuat keputusan begitu sahaja secara huru-hara dan menyusahkan rakyat. - Gambar oleh Syeda Imran
N Marimuthu berkata kerajaan perlu ada perancangan dalam isu sekuriti makanan dan tidak boleh membuat keputusan begitu sahaja secara huru-hara dan menyusahkan rakyat. - Gambar oleh Syeda Imran

Dalam pada itu, Marimuthu menambah, kerajaan sudah menunjukkan kegagalannya untuk mengadakan perancangan jangka masa panjang dalam isu seperti sekuriti makanan.

“Kamu (kerajaan) hendak mengimport dari luar, importlah. Tetapi kamu perlu ada perancangan, kamu tidak boleh membuat keputusan begitu sahaja secara huru-hara dan menyusahkan rakyat,” katanya.

Sebaliknya, tambah beliau, negara memerlukan dasar pertanian mapan, namun apa dilihat, tanah pertanian kira-kira seluas 800,000 hektar di Malaysia didakwa terbiar.

Menurut beliau, kerajaan perlu menolong dan menyokong semua perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) pertanian, tetapi perkara itu tidak berlaku.

“Mereka (PKS pertanian) terpaksa pergi kepada orang tengah dan membuat pinjaman serta ini memberi kesusahan kepada diri mereka sendiri.

“Jadi, semua dasar dan polisi dibuat kerajaan tidak betul serta tidak tepat, tetapi mereka hendak menyalahkan pengguna buat apa?,” soalnya.

Nadzim Johan - Gambar oleh Azim Abd Rahman
Nadzim Johan - Gambar oleh Azim Abd Rahman

Ketua Aktivis Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM), Datuk Nadzim Johan pula berkata, langkah kerajaan memansuhkan subsidi pastinya akan memberi kesan kepada pengguna yang terpaksa berdepan peningkatan harga barang.

Sehubungan itu, kata beliau, kerajaan perlu mengkaji semula mekanisme terbaik bagi pemberian subsidi agar ia dapat memberi manfaat sebaiknya kepada rakyat memerlukan.

Beliau berpandangan, sistem pengagihan subsidi bahan api dilaksanakan ketika ini perlu ditambah baik agar dapat dimanfaatkan sepenuhnya kepada golongan berkenaan.

“Contohnya, anda pakai minyak kereta, itu disubsidi pihak kerajaan. Dan subsidi itu untuk orang pakai motor tidak banyak mana kan? Kalau orang pakai Rolls Royce, Mercedes dan BMW itu banyaklah pakai subsidi.

“Subsidi setiap tahun berjumlah puluhan bilion. Sampai ada satu masa ada sampai RM30 bilion. Kenapa tidak potong itu juga?,” soalnya yang mencadangkan kerajaan memilih mekanisme pengagihan subsidi secara bersasar.

Bagi Pengerusi Persatuan Penjaja dan Peniaga Kecil Ampang, Ayob Abd Majid, golongan penjaja sedia terkesan  dengan bebanan kos sara hidup, susulan penularan pandemik COVID-19 selama lebih dua tahun sebelum ini.

Jelasnya, baru sahaja golongan penjaja terbabit mahu menarik sedikit nafas lega ketika ini, kerajaan pula mengumumkan pemansuhan subsidi barangan keperluan yang dilihat akan lebih merumitkan dan tidak menyelesaikan masalah golongan tersebut.

Ayob menggesa kerajaan meneruskan pemberian subsidi tersebut dan mencari kaedah terbaik untuk mengagihkannya kepada golongan peniaga kecil secara lebih bersasar. - Gambar oleh Azim Abd Rahman
Ayob menggesa kerajaan meneruskan pemberian subsidi tersebut dan mencari kaedah terbaik untuk mengagihkannya kepada golongan peniaga kecil secara lebih bersasar. - Gambar oleh Azim Abd Rahman

“Ramai peniaga terkesan dengan kenaikan harga ayam dan barangan sebelum ini dan sekarang pula pada 1 Julai sudah mula subsidi ditarik balik. Jadi langkah tersebut amat menjejaskan kami peniaga kecil dan rakyat berpendapatan rendah (B40).

“Saya rasa bukan sahaja B40, malah banyak golongan akan terjejas selepas ia berkuat kuasa, termasuk peniaga apabila tidak boleh menaikkan harga makanan mereka jual. Ini kerana pelanggan akan mengadu, lari dan tidak membeli jika kita menaikkan harga makanan,” katanya.

Ayob berkata, kerajaan perlu meneruskan pemberian subsidi tersebut dan mencari kaedah terbaik untuk mengagihkannya kepada golongan peniaga kecil secara lebih bersasar.

“Kerajaan mungkin ada alasan tertentu dari segi ekonomi, tetapi kena ada satu garis panduan bagaimana untuk membantu peniaga kecil mendapatkan subsidi tersebut,” katanya.

Sementara itu, Penasihat Persekutuan Persatuan-Persatuan Penternak Malaysia (FLFAM), Datuk Jeffrey Ng berkata, pihaknya akan terus memainkan peranan dalam memberi input kepada kerajaan bagi mencari mekanisme terbaik untuk membantu rakyat.

Jelasnya, sesi dialog akan dijalankan untuk mencari kaedah terbaik dalam mengurus sistem apungan tersebut supaya rakyat Malaysia tidak tertekan dengan pemansuhan subsidi terbabit. 


Artikel oleh: Getaran

KERAJAAN PERLU TUNDA PROJEK MEWAH, SALUR KEWANGAN TERUSKAN SUBSIDI RAKYAT

https://www.getaran.my/artikel/semasa/25787/kerajaan-perlu-tunda-projek-mewah-salur-kewangan-teruskan-subsidi-rakyat

ALONG WITH SMOKING AND VAPE, BAN OTHER 'BAD' HABITS TOO, SAYS MUSLIM GROUP - NEW STRAITS TIMES - 23/06/2022

 

KUALA LUMPUR: The government's effort to end smoking and vaping via the 'Generation Endgame' plan is the right move, and it should also include banning the sale of alcohol, sugary drinks, gambling, and the operation of nightclubs and karaoke joints.

Pertubuhan Ummah Muafakat Putrajaya (PUMP) president Tun Faisal said the move to ban smoking and vaping takes much political will, and to the government's credit, it has not wavered in pushing for Generation Endgame.

"It seems only natural that the government should look to realise the aspirations of all Malaysians.

"After all, why only ban one or two bad habits while allowing others to fester? We should not have double standards for bad habits," he said in a statement.

Tun Faisal cited a recent survey carried out by the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) that found most Malaysians want the government to ban the sale of alcohol, sugary drinks and gambling, as well as prohibit the operation of nightclubs, pubs and karaoke joints.

PPIM said these products and services are considered 'bad' as smoking and vaping are bad for one's health.

"The respondents of the PPIM survey are right. It isn't rocket science, and it is something the government should seriously consider," Tun Faisal said.

He said if the government cites health reasons for banning smoking, it must be noted that there are non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to alcohol consumption, including cancer, liver diseases, and pancreatitis.

Similarly, sugary drinks are linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

"Gambling, on the other hand, as PPIM argued, can plunge one into debt. Again, one needs only to Google to see that it is not a farfetched argument.

"Detractors will say that it is a matter of moderation and that people should have complete freedom to do what they want. But who has to bear the cost and consequences of these bad habits? Society," he said.

"This is why I urge the government to consider PPIM's survey results."

He further said that, understandably, the government cannot and should not take a top-down approach but a more inclusive approach in the spirit of the Keluarga Malaysia concept.

"Surely, there are also repercussions to consider, especially on the economy, of banning alcohol, sugary drinks, and the operation of nightclubs. Somewhere and somehow down the line, the ban would impact someone's rice bowl.

"This is why any plans to curb 'bad habits' must be calculated and planned carefully," Tun Faisal said.

However, that journey must start with the government's will and desire to ensure there are no double standards for bad habits.


Article by: New Straits Times

ALONG WITH SMOKING AND VAPE, BAN OTHER 'BAD' HABITS TOO, SAYS MUSLIM GROUP

https://www.nst.com.my/business/2022/06/807381/along-smoking-and-vape-ban-other-bad-habits-too-says-muslim-group

Monday, June 27, 2022

IF MALAYSIA CAN BAN CIGARETTES, DO BAN ALCOHOL AND GAMBLING, TOO - FOCUS MALAYSIA - 22/06/2022

 

A RECENT survey carried out by the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) found that most Malaysians want the Government to ban the sale of alcohol, sugary drinks and gambling as well as prohibit the operation of nightclubs, pubs and karaoke joints.

The consumer group said these products and services are considered “bad” as smoking and vaping are bad for one’s health.

The respondents of the PPIM survey are right. It really isn’t rocket science and it is something the Government should seriously consider.

Putting an end to smoking and vaping is something that the Government is already pursuing through its “Generation End Game” plan which will see a ban on the sale of cigarettes and vape to individuals born after 2005.

This is something that takes a lot of political will and to the Government’s credit, it has not wavered in pushing for “Generation End Game”.

As such, it seems only natural that the Government should look to realise the aspirations of Malaysians where banning the sale of alcohol, sugary drinks, gambling and the operation of nightclubs and karaoke joints.

After all, why only ban one or two bad habits yet allows others to fester? We should not have double standards for bad habits.

If the Government is citing health reasons for banning smoking, then it must be noted there are non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to alcohol consumption, including cancer, liver diseases and pancreatitis.

Datuk Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz

Similarly, sugary drinks are linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Gambling, on the other, as PPIM argued, can plunge one into debt. One just needs to Google to see that it is not a far-fetched argument.

Detractors will say that it is a matter of moderation and that people should have complete freedom to do what they want. But who has to bear the cost and consequences of these bad habits? Society.

This is why I urge the Government to consider PPIM’s survey results. Understandably, the Government cannot and should not take a top-down approach but a more inclusive approach in the spirit of the Keluarga Malaysia concept.

Surely, there are also repercussions to consider, especially on the economy, in banning alcohol, sugary drinks and the operation of nightclubs. Somewhere and somehow down the line, someone’s rice bowl would be impacted.

This is why any plans to curb “bad habits” must be calculated and planned carefully.

However, that journey must start with the Government’s will and desire to ensure there are no “double standards” for bad habits. – June 22, 2022

Datuk Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz is the president of Pertubuhan Ummmah Muafakat Putrajaya.

The views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Focus Malaysia.

Article by: Focus Malaysia

IF MALAYSIA CAN BAN CIGARETTES, DO BAN ALCOHOL AND GAMBLING, TOO

https://focusmalaysia.my/if-malaysia-can-ban-cigarettes-do-ban-alcohol-and-gambling-too/

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