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Saturday, 25 May 2019

What Business is all about


What Business is All About

Salam Datuk,

When you mentioned, don't bite the hand that feeds you semasa kita sembang sembang kat Pasar Keramat semalam, bukan sahaja mengingatkan saya hal cerita Murtabak Pak Din yang dah bungkus tu, malah telah membuka minda saya terhadap banyak perkara silam baik dari hal perniagaan atau ekonomi juga perkara semasa, cetusan dari aspek tidak mengenang budi or act against those on whom you depend or those who are in position of power and who are looking after your well being.

Keberanian dalam hal keperwiraan dan perniagaan atau business adalah dua perkara yang jauh berbeza. As a trained soldier, I know what brave, courage or the ability to confront fear are all about but to take risk in doing business is a different matter altogether. On that note, pada awal tahun lapan puluhan, UDA renovated a shop house in Jalan Bukit Bintang at a cost of about 400,000 ringgit which was considered substantial during that time and Jalan Bukit Bintang is still tag with Rose Chan image coupled with rumah tumpangan of Pudu Road. They offered a monthly lease for RM3,000 to a well known pengusaha satay of Kajang to promote sate to a tourism standard as satay or sate dalam era itu hanya dijual banyak digerai atau dikaki lima kedai sahaja. As RM3,000 is considered hefty and unsure of the potential, they requested for the sewa kedai to be lowered to RM1,500 instead. UDA in response and considering the investment done, proposed a ten per cent cut from the monthly sales and this was agreed upon. The first month sales was already about RM30,000 and later on, averages to between RM90,000 and RM120,000 a month. The pengusaha, Sate Aneka wishes to revert to an earlier offer of RM3,000 per month and of course this time UDA has the upper hand.

Demikian cerita berani atau tidak dalam perniagaan dan adakah pengusaha Bumiputra berani untuk menyahut cabaran seperti ini dan mengambil sewa ditempat tempat high end diMall atau Shopping Complex yang besar atau mega. Mungkin ada agensi kerajaan yang boleh memimpin dan meyakinkan pengusaha Bumiputra untuk mencebur atau melabur dalam bentuk Mega ini selain dari hanya mengharap ehsan dari kerajaan dalam memajukan perniagaan tradisional orang melayu, SMI atau industri kampung serta tangkap kontrek kelas F dan sebagainya sahaja. Apalagi sekiranya didalam bidang pelaburan atau bursa saham yang Dato sendiri maha pakar atau dan didalam business peringkat korporat misalannya? Berapa ramailah agaknya golongan yang betul betul 'mim' ini yang telah siap siaga atau position themselves to take challenges on some of the super mega projects yang bernilai berbillion billion ringgit yang telah di-ujudkan oleh kerajaan. Bayangkan kalau investment sewa berpuluh ribu sebulan dengan overhead yang tinggi with gestation period, kalau kita skeptical or by unforeseen adverse situation, no retired army general would dare to risk their gratuities, to venture and end up kemudiannya tak habis habis bayar hutang dengan duit pencen.

Cerita Satay Aneka itu diceritakan oleh aruah En. Sulaiman Alias when we were together in a company trying to salvage bumiputra entrepreneurs atau pengusaha bas ekspres yang hampir lingkup kerana tiada pengalaman dan permit pula diberi melalui pengaruh politik. Beliau yang merupakan seorang peguam (Daim and Gamani dan kemudian dengan Wan Majid, Sulaiman & Mano) pernah menjadi salah seorang ahli pengarah UDA, juga pengerusi Lembaga Pelesenan Pengangkutan Jalan or LPPJ or SPAD now. Sebagai pengacara radio dan TV yang terkenal dimasa silam, beliau dikatakan pernah menjadi Setiausaha Politik kepada Tun Datu Mustaphayang zaman itu.. let just say kaya raya and 'lavish'. Somewhat En Sulaiman Alias was rather low profile compared to Syed Kechik who then was also with Datu Mustapha yang menyerlahkan nama keluarga alBukhary.

When I joined Shapadu with their intention mainly to diversify and to include aviation into their corporate entity, En Sulaiman who was also one of its directors then has already left. Beside their public listed Shapadu Kontena and their cash cow highway toll project of Shapadu Property at Klang south port, some of the other Shapadu subsidiaries were rather mediocre. Shapadu Energy and Engineering (SEEN) who were much involved in the down stream activities of oil and gas business and Shapadu Aviation participated in LIMA 93. I was the Managing Director of Shapadu Aviation then and with no staff and together with SEEN, we positioned ourselves stragically side by side MAS and AIROD. During that one week duration, I was what you termed nowadays as spinners or a commercial animal and in getting the best media attention availabled as the event was of national interest and even on personal attention of Tun Mahathir.

Through my initiatives, Shapadu Aviation then was championed by NST as the best local company having secured prospects through MOUs and LOI with international participants and most stunningly during that short period, Shapadu shares soared from being mere dormant of about RM5 to over RM14. That was also about the same time sadly when Highland Tower collapsed. Alhamdulillah, you can imagine how much our friend yang you tumpang duduk di-rumah dia when you were in London, profited after pledging his shares. The public listed company, Shapadu Kontena was eventually sold.. ada dengar cerita hingga over RM 200 juta, Wallahu'alam. I guess that's what business is all about.

Pleased to attach gambar kita and those during the LIMA 93.


Dato Salleh Majid Mantan Presiden BSKL

MOU Signing Ceremony with a Russion Aircraft Manufacturer

Tun Mahathir briefed on SEEN Operations

Visit by Foreign Participants



 
 
Wassalam,

Lone Ranger

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