Jul 26, 2008

What Car You Think Our State EXCO Members Must Officially Use?


Perdana? Merc? Camry? You think they need to buy expensive cars? Why not buy cheaper cars while nation currently facing massive inflation rate? Cars that cheap, lower maintenance and fuel efficient and mechanic can easily fix are more than enough for state EXCOs. After the next General Election, they will change cars again, so what you think? Rather than spending money on all these cars, they should spent on improving the quality of lives of the people. Then if the EXCO really want the Mercedes, they must work hard for the people in order to be qualified for 1st class treatment. How if EXCOs purchase cars within the same budget as a Perdana V6 Executive? At around 170k the Camry 2.4V is a value for money buy. Or even better the Camry 2.0G or lower spec 2.0E that retails under 150k each. You say? And dont forget to vote on the poll that I have created.

Jul 25, 2008

PIKOM PC Fair 2008 (II)

Dates and Venues

1 - 3 August 2008
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50888 Kuala Lumpur

Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor
Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru

Central Square, Sungai Petani, Kedah
Jalan Kampung Baru, 08000 Sungai Petani

Dewan Sri Mentakab, Mentakab, Pahang
28400 Mentakab

8 - 10 August 2008
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Penang International Sports Arena, Penang
Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900 Relau

Mahkota Parade Melaka, Melaka
Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Bandar Hilir

Sabah Trade Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Jalan Istiadat, Teluk Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu

Dewan Tun Hj Mustapha, Lahad Datu, Sabah
91100 Lahad Datu

14 - 16 August 2008
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
KB Mall, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Jalan Hamzah, 15050 Kota Bharu

Pusat Dagangan Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Padang Hiliran, 21100 Kuala Terengganu

Star Parade, Alor Star, Kedah
Jalan Teluk Wanjah, 05200 Alor Star

15 - 17 August 2008
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan, Pahang
Jalan Tun Ismail, Sri Dagangan, 25000 Kuantan

12 - 14 September 2008
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Jalan Stadium Perak, 31400 Ipoh
This event has been postponed to 12 - 14 September

Jul 24, 2008

A 27-Year High Inflation (7.7%), Fuel Price Increase Again?


A new record set in Malaysia, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June spiked to a 27-year high of 7.7%. This information is just too hard for me not to share with people. It seems that, with price of oil increasing in the international market, the subsidy supported by the government increases more and more.

The government will not be able to sustain the subsidy without widening the budget deficit. It’s already tanking at 7.7% and should the oil subsidy be maintained by year end, our budget deficit might balloon up to 9-10% of GDP at the end of the year, at least that’s what my source is telling me.

I think the exact words used by my source were “the country is going to the dogs”. So, my friends, I wish I am proven wrong on this one. And we know Pak Lah and Najib has given their utmost assurance that oil prices will not be increased at all this year, but anything can happen in Malaysian economic and politics.

I have to say that now’s the time to take out your deposit and hedge everything: rice, sugar, milo, coffee, tea, mineral water etc. I know some of the items above a controlled item, but it seems the real prices always more than the government controlled price.

You can also go to your barber and hedge prices of haircuts, your school bus operator, your tuition center for your kids, your motor oil change mechanic, your mechanic for car maintenance and the monthly bills. Why don’t you try hedging with your Nasi Campur and your Roti Canai. For all you know they might agree and you could save a bundle in the future. Should we suffer like this? Most of the Malaysian has been living quite comfort, and the time now is for us to join the league of Zimbabwe, Sudan, Ethiopia and Haiti in the economic status.


Jul 23, 2008

Malaysian or Malay?

Decades ago, Malay, Chinese, and Indian were divided into racial line. 13 may proved everything that racial sentiment still alive in Malaysia after independent. The major race, Malay is talking about their unity. Now my question is what will happen to the minorities? Can everyone start talk about their own race unity from today?

Malaysian politicians should realise that in this age of globalization, real competition comes from people of another country. The government should be mindful of the fact that race-oriented policies will dampen investments climate and people’s spirit to competency.

What we have in Malaysia is the majority seems to be vulnerable of themselves and their position. Minorities have no confident on majority’s ruling. Should DAP, Gerakan, MCA, MIC, PPP and HINDRAF start their respective race builds for Indian and Chinese unity? What will happen if everyone starts uniting among themselves? How about “BANGSA MALAYSIA” then?

If UMNO is sincere , why not talk to all PR component parties namely Keadilan, DAP and PAS jointly for a united Malaysia and help the PR government to rule the state now in their development programmes rather than spending huge sums of unnecessary and wasteful taxpayer’s money forming a parallel government in PR ruled states.

Malays should believe multiracial liberalism concept, then only we able to form strong and competent Malaysian. After 50 years of national independence we are still talking about unity among Malays, among Chinese, among Indians and among other races. These should be the issues of the past and now as Malaysian we should get on the progress and developments upon Vision 2020. Not more racial sentiments!

Jul 21, 2008

Poll Results

Who do you think delivered well in the debate?

Anwar Ibrahim - 57 (86%)
Ahmad Shabery Cheek - 6 (9%)
Both - 1 (1%)
No one-2 (3%)
Votes so far: 66
Poll closed

A total of 66 participated in the 48-hour Malaysiansunited poll on debate between opposition stalwart Anwar Ibrahim and Information Minister Shabery Cheek.

Its clearly shows that Anwar get the higher votes compare to Shabery. Anwar voted by 56 votes out of 66, its almost 86% compare to Shabery voted 6 out of 66 (9%). 1 vote voted for both debater and 2 for no one.

In my opinion, Malaysian voted against the sharp rise of fuel price and absolutely not for the leaders. Government must accept the Anwar challenge and must find proper solutions to overcome the problem that peoples facing today. Poverty rate badly rising in number each day. Rising in fuel price mean the peoples burden increased. Hope in future there will be no fuel price hike announces by government.

Thanks for the votes!

70% of Malaysians family affected - Do not increase petrol price anymore!

We shall not allows further increase of the petrol price in which results the further dipping of the country economies. In view of more than 70 percent of the average families in Malaysia whose income is less than RM 5,000, how can they survive while the pricing of the daily use items had jacked up due to this?

Higher petrol price means heavier burden for the people. The reduction of subsidy and the hike of petrol of 60% at RM2.70 per litre and the subsequent increase in prices of goods have put a strain on the people. To introduce subsidy is easy, but to abolish it difficult. Subsidy is to help truly poor people to be self-sufficient gradually. The recent reduction in subsidy and the increase in petrol price by 60% make life very tough. At present, the downturn in the economy and the decrease in the income of people make people nervous. The long queues at post offices to claim rebates reflect the situation.

The Government insists that it is using the levy of profits from the price hike, amounting to RM13.7 billion, to help poor people. In this unusual period, the Government needs to look after the people more. Besides saving energy, reducing wastage, increasing efficiency and using public fund more productively, the Government must ensure that there is no further increase in petrol price.

Jul 20, 2008

Blogs and SMSes


Yes, if it’s true what was reported by Bernama, Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal did warn that ‘A culture of lies spread via blogs and SMSes, if left unchecked, can destroy our civilization and the country’. Shafie further said, ‘The government is worried because a culture of lies via blogs and SMSes has reached a level that can destroy national culture and the country and thus must be contained fast.’

This message was targeted at Malaysians who believe blogs and SMSes and access their informations through the sources.

In other words, judging from Shafie’s contention, the formula for a safe and even thriving ‘civilisation’ and a secure nation is: people should stop believing in those ‘lying’ blogs and SMSes and instead rely completely on the mainstream media and other government-approved sources of information.

To a certain extent, it is true. However the government cannot stop the public from reading or accessing these blogs, SMSs or other informative related mediums. It is the right of the people. The public on the other hand, must always exercise caution should they want to rely on this information whether via mainstream or alternative media. The public must always remember to use their rational thinking should they want to rely on this information. Not everything that is relayed through the alternative media is correct; the same could be said about the mainstream media. Ultimately, it is the maturity and mentality of the public that will be the deciding facto.

For me blogs are the media to gain informations and political updates. My favourite of course Raja Petra, king of bloggers!