Thursday, August 28, 2008

UNISEL Board of Directors - Is Pakatan Rakyat any different from BN?

Will Pakatan Rakyat be any different from the Barisan Nasional?

I really wonder when I just saw that 4 persons were just appointed as members of Board of Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) - and I noted that they were all from one ethnic group. Then, I went to the UNISEL website, and again I saw that ALL the members of the Board of Directors were again were from one ethnic group only.

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Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) is wholly owned by the Selangor State government - now a Pakatan Rakyat government

Selangorians are of different ethnic groups - and maybe, consideration was purely on merit and qualification, and it was only a coincidence that ALL the members of the Board of Directors are from one ethnic group.

I have also noted earlier that all the Mayors and the Heads of the Local Councils in Selangor are also from ONE ethnic group - maybe again it was based on the merits, and there were no one from any other ethnic groups that had the required qualification.

I believe in choossing the best person for the job - BUT the facts mentioned above makes me wonder whether such was the case - or was it an act of positive discrimination in favour of one ethnic group.

When Pakatan Rakyat came into being - I hoped that things would change --- but looking at what the Selangor MB and the Pakatan Rakyat State government is doing, it makes me wonder.

I believe that there should be no ethnic or religious considerations in the choice and/or the appointment of the Menteri Besar, Deputy Menteri Besar, Speaker Dewan, State Secretary, Local Council Heads and members, Penghulus, Mayors, PKNS Head and Board members, UNISEL members of the Board... Noting also the multiracial, multi-religious and the multi-cultural nature of the people of Malaysia(Selangor) care must be taken to reflect this in the appointment by the State government.


Unisel Lantik Empat Ahli Lembaga Pengarah Baru


SHAH ALAM, 19 Ogos - Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) mendapat empat ahli lembaga pengarah baru berkuatkuasa 14 Ogos lalu.

Empat Ahli Lembaga Pengarah berkenaan ialah Naib Presiden Bahagian Pendidikan Petronas, Datuk Dr Rosti Saruwono, Pengerusi Perunding Bakti Sdn Bhd yang juga bekas Naib Canselor Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dato' Dr Ir Muhamad Zohadie Bardaie, Pengerusi Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd dan bekas Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif SIRIM Berhad, Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariffin Aton serta peguambela dan peguamcara, Faekah Husin.

Ketika mengumumkan pelantikan tersebut, Dato' Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim berkata mereka dilantik berdasarkan pengalaman luas dalam pentadbiran dan pengurusan perkhidmatan akademik.

"Sebagai Ahli Lembaga Pengarah yang baru, mereka bertanggungjawab membantu meningkatkan kualiti pendidikan di Unisel," katanya dalam sidang media selepas merasmikan Zirkon@7 08 satu pameran seni visual Fakulti Teknologi Seni Lukis dan Seni Reka Industri (FTSSI) Unisel di Galeri Shah Alam petang tadi.

Dengan empat lantikan tambahan itu, Unisel mempunyai 13 Ahli Lembaga Pengarah.

Abdul Khalid berkata pelantikan mereka adalah antara langkah awal kerajaan negeri menjadikan Unisel sebuah universiti yang mempunyai daya saing serta melahirkan graduan yang bersedia bertugas di peringkat antarabangsa.

Sementara itu ketika mengulas mengenai kekosongan kerusi Naib Canselor yang kini dipangku Prof Dr Khalifah Othman, beliau berkata pemilihan akan dibuat oleh satu jawatankuasa yang telah dipilih.

"Sasaran kita ialah sebelum akhir tahun ini," katanya.

Beliau berkata tiga Timbalan Naib Canselor akademik, hal ehwal pelajar dan pentadbiran juga akan turut dilantik.

"Oleh kerana kita dah ambil mereka-mereka yang mempunyai keupayaan mentadbir universiti, jadi mereka ini boleh memberi pendapat dan berkongsi pengalaman dari segi pemilihan yang terbaik untuk Unisel," katanya. - NOOR ALLIA KASSIM

[http://www.suaraselangormaju.com.my/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=504&Itemid=1]



I then went to to website of UNISEL, and found that it was wholly owned by the Selangor State Government - and the list of Board of Directors are as follows:-





Board of Director







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Y.B.Dato'
HajiRamli Bin Mahmud

Members

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Y.B.Dato'
Mohd Arif BinAb.Rahman

Members

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Y.B.Datin Paduka
Zauyah Be Binti T.Loth Khan

Members


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Y.B.Dato'
Ahmad Nawawi Bin Dato'M.Zin

Members
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Y.Bhg.Dato' Haji
Abd Karim Bin Munisar

Members
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Y.Bhg.Tuan Haji
Takril Bin Tasuki
Members

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Y.Bhg.Dato'Dr.
Mohd Taib Bin Hashim

Members
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Y.Bhg.Dato'Dr.
Adnan Bin Alias

Members
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Y.Bhg.Dato'
Yusli Bin Mohamed Yusoff

Members

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Y.Bhg.Dato'Prof.Ir.Dr.
Sahol Hamid Bin Abu Bakar

Members
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En.Mazli Bin Mokhtar
Company Secretary


7 comments:

pr supporter said...

May be these were the first patch of Directors appointed as they weed out AMNO Directors. So, it will be counter productive if they start with non-Malays however professonal they are knowing the evil nature of AMNO and its media. You remember MB Khalid passed through fire when he suggested 10% non-bumi quota. Be patient and things will be working well for all, hopefully.

Anonymous said...

As far as i know
1) Faekah is MB crony during MB active in developer, from Faekah & Chong the law firm for Guthrie Housing Dev.
2) Ariffin Aton his good friend and his personal advisory

correct me if wrong.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry sdr Charles, I think we need to have a bit of strategy here. I agree with your comments keep it for records and your comments can be used to wake them in future. For us to progress someone has to be the devil advocates.Let see the overarching objectives and the big picture and we must also be able to differentiate between the forest and the tree.We must keep on knocking their doors but don't accept defeat.

DR SURESH said...

These 4 must be the best brains found in the state of Selangor.

Bravo to PKR.Keep it up.

Why Cares said...

Some members contractual agreements have not expired yet.

Sudden changes not good for students still enrolled in the college.

Sudden change will also affect the academic staffs productivity as well.

Need time, merit selection is a process. Be patient though.

Syabas Barisan Rakyat.

Nadarajan Rajagopal said...

Can leopards change their spots on their coat and become other than leopards like tigers and lions? There is no way, unless cross-breading and proper culturing takes place.
Excepting one brave race the other races have lost their bravery and dignity owing to their former leaders who had been preaching peace,tolerance and harmony for their own progress; whilst this one brave race had been using threats of riots, violence and racial tensions.
The progress of this brave race had made them become corrupt and greedy. In real terms they have not progressed; many of the unenlightened people in that racial group are still poor and live a miserable life. They are not able to recognize their own progress and ask for subsidy and privilege and live in their own environment.
On the other hand the other frightened races,being pushed to the wall, had jumped over the wall; had tremendously improved their education level, economy and standard of living. Many from the frightened races are holding high positions in foreign countries like United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Denmark,India, China and Japan. I am speaking from my own experiences and that of my own family. This shows great brain drain from this country.
Mind you that, you cannot exploit the progress of others indefinitely for the progress of your own. Progress should be for everyone and not one group only.
However, the time is approaching when everyone shall live on equal footing in this country by the grace of GOD.

Nadarajan Rajagopal said...

Can leopards change their spots on their coat and become other than leopards like tigers and lions? There is no way, unless cross-breading and proper culturing takes place.
Excepting one brave race the other races have lost their bravery and dignity owing to their former leaders who had been preaching peace,tolerance and harmony for their own progress; whilst this one brave race had been using threats of riots, violence and racial tensions.
The progress of this brave race had made them become corrupt and greedy. In real terms they have not progressed; many of the unenlightened people in that racial group are still poor and live a miserable life. They are not able to recognize their own progress and ask for subsidy and privilege and live in their own environment.
On the other hand the other frightened races,being pushed to the wall, had jumped over the wall; had tremendously improved their education level, economy and standard of living. Many from the frightened races are holding high positions in foreign countries like United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Denmark,India, China and Japan. I am speaking from my own experiences and that of my own family. This shows great brain drain from this country.
Mind you that, you cannot exploit the progress of others indefinitely for the progress of your own. Progress should be for everyone and not one group only.
However, the time is approaching when everyone shall live on equal footing in this country by the grace of GOD.