Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Raja Azman Raja Petra, 32, a son of Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin, pleaded guilty to four separate counts of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass.
In the charge read out to him, he was accused of stealing a Nokia mobile phone, a Seiko watch, and a bunch of motorcycle keys, all worth about RM3,850, belonging to student Saipul Adli Mohamad Yunus, 21, at No 16, Jalan Sastera, U2/1K, Section U2, Shah Alam, at about 10am on April 24.He was also accused of stealing a Yamaha 135 LC motorcycle worth about RM6,000 from student Ahmad Firdaus Jalaludin, 23, at the same location and time.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Suleiman Alphonso Omondi, a 29-year-old Kenyan living in the capital Nairobi's Embakasi neighbourhood, hanged himself in his Arsenal shirt after the match.
"We were watching the match at Bamba 70 pub, and when Arsenal was defeated, Suleiman just walked out in protest and he was crying," Calvin Otieno, one of his friends, said.
"We didn't know he was going to hang himself until this morning when we received the reports and came here to find his body at the balcony," Otieno said outside the deceased's home.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
What does DS najib means by liberalisation? Liberalisation is closely interlinked with globalisation, privatization and free-market. Malaysia, being a FDI-driven country, would hope that this moves would create more foreign investors entering local market. But is this concept which are practised by the western countries are suitable in the local context? What are the price to the local economy? Can DS Najib implement this policy along with his "GLOKAL" slogan? There are many arguments that can be raised depending on how you view it.
Fistly, we need to remember that we have signed up to ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) which it will be implemented in 2010. From this context, DS Najib is preparing us to face the "REAL WORLD" next year. Local players have to "beef up" and be more competitive to face foreign competitors. We have been delaying the implementation for quite some times and its time for us to compete with our neighbouring countries. This will also directly improve Malaysian international economic competitiveness which has been sliding over the past few years.
Secondly, with the existence of such an open market, foreign direct investments (FDIs) will increase and this indirectly will provide more jobs to skilled workers and help raise the income of our people.
However, there are few isssues that the government needs to focus on -
1. Can this policy protects the welafare of the ordinary people, ecspecially the lower income group?
2. The "pro and cons' in the accessibility in critical industris such as health & education
3. Financial sector (financial liberalisation in the developed countries that cause current global crisis)
4. Can foreign players succeed in tourism and transportation industries withour LOCAL players?
5. Will this policy result us in signing the US FTA? (I am personally against this!, look at the mess that they are in now.)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Perak state government will purchase a new fleet of Proton Perdanas for executive councillors to replace the Toyota Camrys bought by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) administration.
Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir said "We will get them new and cheap. We have always believed in using the Proton cars because they are our national pride. We are aware that there were previous complaints on the high cost of maintenance for the vehicles. This is one of our concerns too.However, we will speak with Proton on how to better maintain the vehicles without forking out too much,".
The state's 16 Toyota Camrys, used by the previous Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government as their official vehicles, will be auctioned off at the State Secretariat's car park from 9.30am to 4pm from May 4 to 18.The reserve price for each vehicle is at RM148,000.
Monday, April 20, 2009
The former prime minister believes he can defeat PKR in the stronghold of his arch-enemy Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Penanti lies within Anwar’s Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency.
And this message has been communicated by Dr Mahathir’s supporters to various BN leaders.
Yesterday, Dr Mahathir urged Najib to call off the idea of skipping the Penanti vote just a day after the new prime minister floated the idea.
Dr Mahathir argued that to concede defeat to the opposition would be a sign of weakness.source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/
p/s: interesting, a "brave call" from a "Real Soldier".
Friday, April 17, 2009
He promised to continue the legacy of “power sharing, equitable wealth distribution and eradication of poverty”. He added “This government of today has always implemented business-friendly policies for the good of the nation. It's a symbiotic relationship; when businesses thrive, the government collects more revenues in taxes that can be used to provide for services to the people. As such, I will hold true to the government policy of pro-business and this is my pledge as Prime Minister to all Malaysians: 1 Malaysia,”
p/s: While many Malaysian continue to scratch their heads on "One Malaysia", today DS Najib explained the concept in "business term". Next stop, in "social term".
Thursday, April 16, 2009
p/s: Never seen too many by-election in a short period of time. Hope we can cut down on politicking and concentrate on building the nation. ONE MALAYSIA!
Medium and higher-specification models priced at RM69,998 and RM75,998 respectively. The 1.6-litre MPV, is manufactured with 90 per cent local parts.
"Malaysians want European technology, Japanese design but Malaysian prices,” Syed Zainal, Proton's MD.
p/s: Congrats! Price, looks and accessories, not bad. Hopefully the improvement of proton's overall quality can be seen in this 'piece'.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Selangor MB, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and his Exco have decided to offer YB Elizabeth Wong to remain as Bukit Lanjan assemblywoman. If the offer accepted, she needs to resume work tomorrow. He added that “The state government believes this is an appropriate and fair decision..”. (Updated) Eli agrees to stay on as exco and assemblywoman.
That means no by-election in Bukit Lanjan
p/s: was it an issue of morality or was she a political victim?? You make the call..
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Pemuda UMNO Johor
" The 'bridge' will boost up the economy, especially in Johor Bharu"
Dato' Soh poh Seng, President of "Dewan Perniagaan & Industri Johor"
"Both countries; Malaysia & Singapore will benefit from it, its about time to replace Tambak Johor which was build in 1924"
P Sivakumar, President of dewan peniagaan India Johor
p/s: "They" shouldn't have canceled the bridge at the first place, now it will cost more to build the bridge due to the rise of raw materials - FR
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tun Daim Zainuddin, respected for his economic & "money making" skills is being touted to the Najib administration as a member of National Economic Advisors Council (NEAC). Member of this council will enjoy ministerial powers.
Daim played an important role in steering the country out of the recession in the late 1980s and the Asian Financial Crisis in 1998. He resigned from the administration in 2002 and he retreated to the corporate world; running his business empire with interests all over the globe.
Born April 29,1938 in Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, Daim bin Zainuddin is the youngest of thirteen siblings. Daim received his early education at the Malay Primary School in Seberang Perak, Alor Setar and then advanced to the Special Malay Class at the Sultan Abdul Hamid School, which was an English–medium school.
Daim’s great break was in 1971, when he decided to venture into land and property development. Together with two other partners, he formed a company, Syarikat Maluri Sdn Bhd of which he held a 60% majority control. The Company bought and developed Taman Maluri, Cheras and Daim became the first full-fledged Malay property developer in Kuala Lumpur. He was made Finance Minister in 1984 in the Mahathir era. He resigned in 1991 and was appointed for the same post in 1997 to help Malaysia during the economic crisis.Former Secretary–General of the Finance Ministry, the late Tan Sri Zain Azraai said: “He is an extraordinary man, a firm man, who came quietly to take over the Finance Ministry, did a splendid job, then left quietly.”
Names that are widely expected to be included in the council are, former head of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Datuk Andrew Sheng, and corporate figures Datuk Md Noor Yusof and Datuk Azman Yahya.
p/s: Maybe we have our own "area 51"? :)
p/s: Paklah's favorite number is 13, his car registration is 13, his favourite UMNO youth chief is No. 13 :)
Friday, April 10, 2009
RTM1 will be having a live telecast with YB Dato Razali Ibrahim in a talkshow called blog@1.
Channel : RTM 1
Date : Friday, April, 10
Time : 10.30 pm
p/s: I have met him a couple of times, he seems to be very presentable and likable, hope he can bring the voice and aspiration of the young generation.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Professor Agus Yussoff, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
"It's still the same old horses and same ministries. If you want to bring in political rejects, it makes the cabinet a bit of an artefact. After all the hype, it is a little disappointing,"
Tony Pua, Petaling Jaya Utara MP
"The appointment of former Finance Minister II Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop to lead the Economic Planning Unit could smoothen implementation of the second stimulus package.It is important to get everything going and I hope to see the stimulus to kick in in second half to limit the downturn in the economy."
Lee Heng Guie, CIMB chief economist
"Mukhriz should be able to settle down and do a good work. I hope he will tackle the problem of giving out Approved Permits (APs) to people who are selling the APs,"
“This is the most challenging job in the most challenging of times. But I am prepared for it and will do my best,”
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
"Kita juga tidak boleh berasa selesa dengan jawatan dipegang kerana prestasi akan dinilai Perdana Menteri dari semasa ke semasa,"
" A good mixture of Ol' timers and young blood, a good mixture from East & West Malaysia, and a good mixture of races. ONE MALAYSIA" - FR
“As Umno Youth head, I am ready to assist the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib), whether within or outside the Government, and I feel the post is not important,” he told reporters.
The same scenario happened before to previous Youth head where Suhaimi Kamaruddin (1978-1982) and Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (1996-1998) were not appointed ministers.
Prime Minister and Finance Minister 1: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy PM and Education Minister: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Ministers in Prime Minister’s Department
Unity and Performance Management: Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon
Law and Parliament: Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz
Religious Affairs: Brig. Gen. (Rtd) Datuk Jamil Khir Baharum
Economic Planning Unit: Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputies: Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Senator Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, Datuk SK Devamany, Ahmad Maslan, Senator T. Murugiah
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Finance Minister II: Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
Deputies: Datuk Chor Chee Heung, Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputies: Datuk Wee Ka Siong, Datuk Puad Zarkashi
Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat
Deputies: Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, Datuk Robert Lau
Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
Deputies: Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop, Jelaing Mersat
Information, Communications, Arts and Culture
Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Deputies: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum, Senator Heng Seai Kie
Energy, Green Technology & Water
Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Deputy: Noriah Kasnon
Plantation Industries and Commodities
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Deputy: Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin
Rural and Regional Development
Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal
Deputies: Datuk Hassan Malek, Datuk Joseph Entulu
Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin
Deputies: Dr Hou Kok Chung, Saifuddin Abdullah
International Trade and Industry
Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Deputies: Datuk Muhkriz Mahathir, Datuk Jacob Dungau
Science, Technology and Innovation
Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Deputy: Fadillah Yusof
Natural Resources and Environment
Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas
Deputy: Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy: Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib
Agriculture and Agro-based Industries
Datuk Noh Omar
Deputies: Johari Baharum, Rohani Abdul Karim
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Deputy: Datuk Dr Abdul Latif
Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Deputy: Datuk Yong Khoon Seng
Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy: Datuk Rosnah Rashid Shilin
Youth and Sports
Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputies: Datuk Razali Ibrahim, Wee Jeck Seng
Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam
Deputy: Datuk Maznah Mazlan
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri
Deputy: Datuk Tan Lian Hoe
Housing and Local Government
Datuk Kong Cho Ha
Deputy: Lajim Ukin
Women, Family and Community Development
Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
Deputy: Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun
Datuk Anifah Aman
Deputies: Datuk Lee Chee Leong, Senator A. Kohilan Pillai
Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin
Deputy: Datuk M. Saravanan
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
SURVEY: YOUNG MALAYSIANS RELYING ON INTERNET FOR INFO
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 17:59
(Bernama) - Young Malaysians are increasingly relying on the Internet for information and to keep themselves up-to-date, according to a recent survey by market research company .
About 45 per cent of the Malaysian youth interviewed in the survey said they planned to use the Internet more than other media, Synovate said in a statement today.
"Young Malaysians are definitely turning to the Internet more for their information and entertainment needs and it's not surprising that the Internet is slowly becoming the medium of choice," said managing director of Synovate in Malaysia, Steve Murphy.
The fourth annual Synovate Young Asians study looks at what's in the hearts and minds of the region's youth, revealing their media consumption, purchase habits, attitudes, favourite singers and cartoons.
The survey, supported by Microsoft Advertising, MTV and !, found that young Malaysians were active bloggers with close to half (48 per cent) spending a portion of their time blogging.
"Malaysians in general have embraced blogging and bloggers alike as a way of expressing themselves and this virtual form of communications has certainly had an effect on the nation's youth," Murphy said.
"A total of 21 per cent of Malaysian youngsters create and update their blogs regularly and this figure is expected to rise," he said.
The survey also found that young Malaysians aged eight to 24 spend an average of 1.2 hours a day on email, one hour and thirty-six minutes a day as part of online communities, two hours and 48 minutes on instant messaging and two hours and 36 minutes on other Internet activities.
p/s: more & more gen X are relying on the internet as their main source of news. The youngsters are abandoning traditional media. UMNO has to make a serious re engineering within the party in order to attract these young voters. UMNO needs to convince these group why should they support the struggle of UMNO..