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Aug 2, 2008

You Have to Come Back Now!

The Star reported that 236 medical graduates studying overseas under Public Service Department scholarships refused to return home to work. They are breaking the law by breached the terms in the contract they voluntarily signed. 40% vacancies for doctors at hospitals available nationwide. The students should grateful to the scholarship that have been given to them and I hope medical graduates will return to serve the people. Government spent around 1 million of taxpayer’s money for each student to further their studies to overseas, they are practically stealing the people’s money if they refuse to come back.

Aug 1, 2008

A Picture Which Carries Thousands Of Meaning....



16 Sept
Fuel Prices
New Dawn Of Malaysia
N0 Confident Motion
Quit or Lead?
Sodomy Charge
Permatang Pauh
UMNO Party Polls
Merge With PAS?
BN or PR?
How about Datuk Seri Najib?
The next PM?

Much more words to describe and a lot of questions appearing in my mind on the picture.

Jul 31, 2008

Spotlights On Permatang Pauh



Permatang Pauh, which is in the home state of our PM in the spotlights of the Malaysian this time. Anwar Ibrahim will be contesting the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, now he is waiting for the election commission to announce date of the by-election. Datuk Seri Azizah Ismail, improved her winning margin to over 13,000 votes in March this year compared with only 590 votes in 2004. She has submitted her resignation to the Parliament Speaker, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

The election must be held within 60 days. Will Anwar make his way back after almost 10 years out of the parliament?

Jul 30, 2008

Poll Results



The question: What car you think our state EXCO members must officially use? I have given 4 choices of cars and others. The answers are our own national car Proton Perdana V6, expensive Mercedes, Toyota Camry which almost same price with our Perdana and luxurious BMW. Others mean the car that cheaper than the above and we may assume that it also mean that they use their own car. A total of 24 participated in the poll.

Based on the results, we can see that 13 out of 24 (54%) voted for Proton Perdana V6. 3 voters choosed on the Mercedes, 1 for Toyota Camry, no vote for BMW and 7 out of 24 (29%) of votes for other cars.

The results of the poll shows that most of the voters agreed that EXCOs must use our national car, its clearly shows that there are still hope and high expectation on it. About the high maintenance cost, I suggest EON should look on the matter and take proper implementation to deliver quality cars for Malaysian.

Thanks for the votes!

Jul 29, 2008

September 16 Still On Track?



November 10, 2007 marks the history of Malaysia as the first large gathering of people organised by BERSIH on voicing their dissatisfaction towards the Election Commissioner requesting for a free and clean election to be held. They demands of BERSIH rally relate to reform of the current electoral system.

November 25, 2007 marks another historical event when HINDRAF organized a rally requesting current government to give a better recognition for ethnic Indians in this country. More than 30 000 people took part in the street protest.

March 8, 2008 , the unexpected but long waiting “political tsunami “ happened which blows up the Malaysian Political scenario. The history created when 5 states won by opposition parties. The denial of 2/3 majority was another tremendous blow to the federal government.

And now, it’s the September 16, 2008 , the mostly awaited event day if it should be as what DSAI claims. The PKR leader said that high number of BN MPs will defect to the Pakatan Rakyat to form a new federal government. If it do happens, this would mark too as another unforgettable historical moment ever in Malaysia. Whether it happens or not, the hope of the peoples are to have a wonderful nation with peaceful situations and economical stabilities.

Let the countdown starts. My friend Tamil Maran has created a countdown in his blog, view here.

Jul 28, 2008

Is it “National Service”?


Below is the detail of incidents occurred at Malaysia National Service:

2008
High fever, Kem Desaru Gerak Khas, Kota Tinggi, Johor, on 31 May. 58 trainees came down with vomiting and high fever on 31 May, and were admitted to Kota Tinggi Hospital. The incident began when trainees began to fall sick after returning to camp on 28 May, from the Wirajaya module (a two-day jungle trekking exercise). Food poisoning, Kem Barracuda, Setiu Agro, Terengganu, on 29 May. 67 trainees developed stomachaches believed to be caused by due to food poisoning on 28 May, barely a week after nine trainees from the same camp suffered the same ailment. Fourteen trainees were warded in the Setiu Hospital, while 53 received outpatient treatment. Four food handlers at the camp also received outpatient treatments at the same hospital. The food was catered from outside, as the camp's canteen had been closed after the May 23 incident when four of the trainees were warded for food poisoning. Food poisoning, Kem Barracuda, Setiu Agro, Terrenganu, on 23 May. Nine trainees fell ill due to food poisoning, with four trainees being warded at Setiu Hospital. The camp's canteen was subsequently closed down. Outbreak of unknown fever, Kem PLKN Jiwa Murni, Semanggol, Perak, in late April. At least 10 trainees were warded at the Taiping Hospital, while 80 others were being treated at the camp, and all trainees were given blood tests, for an outbreak of an unidentified fever. The Kerian district health office placed the camp under quarantine. The quarantine was only discovered a few days after being initialized, when parents were turned away from picking up their children for a scheduled weeklong break. Lost in jungle, Kem Lagenda Gunung Ledang, Jasin, Malacca, on 30 April. Twenty-three lost their way during a jungle trekking exercise at Asahan Forest Reserve. The instructor in charge of the group was subsequently dismissed with immediate effect for negligence.

2007
Food poisoning, Sri Impian Camp, Sungai Bakap, Penang, on 30 December. Trainees suffered food poisoning due to food served on the first day of camp, 30 December.

2005
Food poisoning, PDS Resort Camp, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, on 16 May. 60 trainees and instructors at Pusat Latihan Khidmat Negara, Port Dickson Camp, Negeri Sembilan.

2004
Rape, Merang Camp, Setiu, Terengganu, on 28 February. A female trainee, 17, was raped by Corporal Zuki Mohd, 30, in a Perodua Kancil in the Rhu Tapai agro-industrial estate in Setiu between 7.28pm and 9.10pm on February 28. Zuki Mohd had been employed as a physical module instructor at Merang Camp. The trial began on 14 December 2004 at the Terengganu Sessions Court, and ended on 20 December 2005. Zuki, a military personnel from Kampung Bari Besar, Setiu, was convicted of raping the girl by the Terengganu Sessions Court and was sentenced to 12 years' jail and three strokes of the rotan. The female trainee later sued the trainer as well as the government for negligence. Lost in jungle, Ovai Wawasan Camp, Papar, Sabah, on 21 February. Around 600 trainees and instructors were lost for almost 12 hours after following the wrong trail during what was meant to be an hour-long afternoon hiking trip. Except for kitchen staff, trainees who had gone to church that day, and several staff members who stayed behind to keep an eye on camp facilities, close to the entire 600+ member camp were involved in the hiking trip. After close to 12 hours, a full name count was finally issued at 2 am.

Trainee Fatalities while serving Khidmat Negara

2008
Too Hui Min, 18, attached to Kem Geo Kosmo, Behrang, Selangor. Passed away on 7 May at Slim River Hospital, Perak, three days after she started complaining of constipation. The cause of death was later determined as being toxic megacolon - her colon had been swollen and the lining had thinned due to septicemia. Her family is desperate to know why she wasn't sent to the hospital earlier.The most recent letter publish at www.malaysiakini.com by the tittle "NS only 46 times less lethal than Iraq War" claim the figure to be 21. Afiz Zuhairi Ahmat Rozali, 18, attached to Kem Sentosa, Chenderiang, Perak. Died on 16 April at Teluk Intan Hospital, Perak, after a brief febrile illness. He was treated by camp paramedics several times before finally being transferred to hospital where he died in less than 24 hours.

2007
Teng Shian Shen, 18 attached to Kem Pasir Panjang, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan. Died two weeks after being asked to return home from her training at the Pasir Panjang due to breathing difficulties. Ili Ameera Azlan, 17, attached to Kem Ayer Keroh, Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Died on 18 January at Malacca Hospital, after suffering breathing difficulties. The parents were paid RM 35,000. Prema Elenchelian, 18, attached to Kem Kisana Beach Resort, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan. The trainee from Kajang, Selangor, was found unconscious in a toilet at Jeram Linang (0230 hours) on 1 March. She was taken to the Tengku Anis Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Prema's death brought to 12 the number of trainees who have died since the programme began in 2004. Mohd Rafi Ameer, 18, attached to Cheneh Cemerlang Camp, Kemaman, Pahang. Died at 10.30pm on 3 September, after having fever for 1 week. Rafi had previously called his sister and told her that he had a fever, and that his leg had been swollen for nearly a week after he fell during training.

2006
Haziq Jaafar, 17, attached to Kem Padang Hijau, Kluang, Johor. The trainee from Kota Tinggi, Johor, died after a fight with another trainee at Kem Padang Hijau.

2005
Nurul Ashikin Karino, 17, attached to Kem Shan Sui, Tawau, Sabah. Died on 14 May after being injured during training. Karino Jalani (father of the deceased) claimed that he was not allowed to meet his daughter who fell and was injured as part of a training accident. S. Theresa Pauline, 17, attached to Kem Karisma, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. Died on 11 June after being admitted to the hospital on 23 May due to having fits. Her death was attributed to viral meningoencephalitis. Her father, S. Sarimuthu was paid RM 32,000.

2004
Awang Mohd Fazil Awang Borhan, 17, attached to Kem Simalajau, Bintulu, Sarawak. Died on 23 April in a drowning accident. He had been swimming with 36 other trainees at Sungai Cina, Matang, Kuching, Sarawak.T. Saravana, 18, attached to Kem Ethnobotany, Gua Musang, Kelantan. The trainee from 1614A Hospital Quarters, Taiping, Perak drowned while picnicking at Sungai Taman Wangi, Gua Musang, about 3 kilometres from his camp, with 250 trainees and 10 trainers.


NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINEES

Its a good programme which builds team work and discipline, shapes patriotism and united the Malaysians from various background, but the worsening problems causes more and more fatalities, injuries and unwanted incidents worry the parents. Take proper actions before Malaysians completely loose their commitment on the programme! Luckily I have not been registered as National service trainee. Judge yourself! The parents educated their children and rising them up and monitoring them grow from time to time, each and every stage, providing them the best, giving them what ever they wish, educating them, disciplining them, teaching them the faith toward God, respect elders and etc. Then come a day, when suddenly someone demanding their children to hand over to him in the name of “National Service”. The person brings these children away from the parent’s and they “kill” these children. And the person dares to say the death figures still in small number. Whats going on?

Olympic Rehearsal by China

China has held a rehearsal of the Olympics opening ceremony in the main venue for the Games, the 'Bird's Nest' stadium. Fireworks lit up Beijing's skyline as the rehearsal was carried out under tight security.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7510794.stm

The Beijing Games will show the world what the Olympic Games really are: a gathering of young people who share the same goal and the same enthusiasm for sport. As well as inviting the finest athletes in the world to compete against each other, the Games will also provide a stage for China to present itself to the world during 16 days and 17 nights of sporting celebration. Malaysia is one of the nations will be making their debut in the game. If only Squash were part of the Olympics, then Malaysia would be looking for more golds i guess. I am sure our athletes namely badminton players will try their best to ensure that the Malaysian flag is hoisted with the 'NegaraKu" music being played. History would be created and our first Olympian millionaire would be showing off his gold medal.

Good Luck Malaysia at the Beijing Olympic!

Facts About Beijing Olympic Games:

Opening date: 8 August 2008

Closing date: 24 August 2008

Country of the host city: People's Republic of China

People's Republic of China

For more details view official website of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games:

http://en.beijing2008.cn/

Jul 27, 2008

No PAS... No UMNO.... - Tok Guru Nik Aziz


TOK GURU

How about it, UMNO? Tok Guru has offered to dissolve PAS if unity is really what UMNO wants. Is UMNO willing to dissolve and form a new party based on Islam and open it for all non-malays? PAS did not mean "Islam Hadhari" concept.

It is true that Islam is for all the communities, but truth is not all communities are not for Islam and the Malays. Support for PAS from the other communities are not necessarily support for Islam. Am I right?

PAS may believe in equality and fair play to non-malays but the reality is they are playing religious in this issue. Why not suggest to form a liberal political party? Can't they? Or can they just leave religion out of politics?

What's wrong if create a secular Malaysia? As long as it does not effect the Islam as official religion.


"SET UP NEW ISLAMIC BASED PARTY"- TOK GURU NIK AZIZ