Friday, March 22, 2019

UMNO Lose Suit to Recover RM116.7 Million

Financially-strapped UMNO had filed an application at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on September 21, 2018, and demanding that money totaling RM116.7 million seized from Pavilion Residences in Jalan Raja Chulan, KL be returned to the party – and seeking a declaration that the police raids and the impoundment carried out on May 17, 2018, were wrongful in terms of the law. 

And yesterday, the Royal Malaysia Police and the Government of Malaysia succeeded in squashing the suit filed by UMNO. Senior federal counsel S Narkunavathy said the defendants’ application was allowed on grounds that the suit was trivial, abused the court process and was scandalous. 

And she added that the court also found that UMNO did not have locus standi and that there was no cause of reasonable action to sue the defendants. 

Meanwhile, the plaintiff’s lawyer said he would file an appeal against the court decision soon. 

Q: How long can UMNO stay afloat without access to the stolen money, I wonder.

I was at the Fonterra GBS Asia office in Tower 4, PFCC in Puchong, Selangor – and I conducted a sharing session on Speech Crafting with an emphasis on Impromptu Speaking. 

For Toastmasters from corporate clubs, it is always a challenge to write a speech and after many re-writes, start rehearsing it multiple times – in order to give them the confidence to present it at a club meeting. As a result, speeches from them tend to be irregular and infrequent. 

I believe that if I can impress upon these Toastmasters that it’s relatively easy to acquire the confidence to come up with an off-the-cuff speech – then they can deliver speeches routinely and because they do them often enough, as a matter of course, they will become better speakers. 

This ninety-minute session focused on delivering an unscripted speech of 2- to 3- minute duration. 

And I must say, everybody acquitted themselves very well – thus, demonstrating that with the right approach and coaching, everyone can pick up this impromptu speaking skill. 

I am happy with the outcome and I certainly look forward to the next session of learning.

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