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Sep 27, 2008

Dog Food and Warning


“WOI TERESA BABI !!! LU JAGA SIKIT. JANGAN SUKA CARI PASAL … NANTI GUA BAKARSAMA LU DENGAN LU PUNYA FAMILY, PAHAM !!! CIBAI LU... TERESA KOK”.

A Malaysian Member of Parliament and also State EXCO member received a warning letter written with threatening words and full of vulgarities was attached to one of the bottle’s which was left outside her house.

With the current situation, Teresa Kok said that her family members are shaken and now fear for their lives. With the police reports being made also can't help a lot. Only the police would increase their patrols in the area to avoid such incidents in future. From the day she being released until now, most of the newspaper even the Chinese newspaper also quoted YB Teresa Kok mention about the food inside the detention. I guess such statement by her hurt some people indeed.

During her press conference she mention that :

" So.... I can tell you the food is a worst arrr... or... maybe similar to DOG FOOD. There was one day they give me two boils egg for lunch, two boils egg for dinner and some kuah ...and a... and a...some cucumber ..and that's my lunch and my dinner."

The authorities totally disagreeing with her statement because the foods that were served to her not even similar to dog food. Some of them even claim that the food that was given to her is much better compare to low income earner or poorer people. So she attacked for the "dog food" statement or any political motivated reason?

Sep 26, 2008

Tamil Schools!?

Based on the table, it’s clearly stated that amount of Tamil schools decreasing each year gradually. Despite the increase in the number of students in Tamil schools, government still controls the growth of Tamil schools in our nation.

With only 523 schools around, Tamil schools struggling with lots of problems. Instead of having access to a large field, a school hall, science laboratories and a computer laboratory, the pupils of Tamil schools have to manage with the bare necessities. Some of the Tamil schools have no field, no laboratory or library, staff room for teachers or even proper toilets, no canteen, no proper roofing, and sometimes, no classrooms even.

Each year Tamils schools UPSR performance are moderate and the quantity of students increasing progressively. Why not government carried out new plan to restore the Tamil schools that had been destroyed so far? Yes... Of course now the Malaysian Indian already migrated to town. But in my opinion, the Tamil schools must be moved to town side which with more Indian peoples around nowadays.

The education ministry must look on this matter. They should restructure new plan for Tamil schools in order to get fair financial aid as national schools receiving currently and strictly need to restore or build new schools in major towns around Malaysia.


Year

Schools

Students

1938

547

22,820

1947

741

33,945

1956

877

47,407

1957

888

50,766

1958

874

53,098

1959

840

56,297

1960

815

60,726

1961

784

63,917

1962

745

66,504

1963

720

67,649

1964

704

69,362

1965

700

72,828

1966

695

76,350

1967

686

79,203

1968

666

81,428

1969

662

80,750

1970

657

79,278

1971

647

77,192

1972

635

78,758

1973

631

78,854

1974

618

79,674

1975

612

80,404

1976

606

80,103

1977

606

78,841

1978

600

77,525

1979

596

77,013

1980

589

73,958

1981

583

73,513

1982

579

73,897

1983

575

74,255

1984

571

75,028

1985

566

76,653

1986

555

81,051

1987

553

83,228

1988

548

87,837

1989

548

92,243

1990

547

96,120

1991

544

99,876

1992

543

102,493

1993

541

104,638

1994

539

103,963

1995

538

102,776

1996

531

99,525

1997

530

98,072

1998

530

94,907

2000

524

89,175

2006

523

101,972

2007

523

105,618

Sep 24, 2008

Fuel Price Down, Inflation Rate Up

The damage has been done. Malaysian now suffer with escalating food and transport prices. A new record set in Malaysia, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August spiked to a 27-year high of 8.5%. 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 8.5% 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 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.


3.9 PERCENT CUT IN FUEL 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 third world nation.

From 36th to 47th

A lot of promises made by federal government lead by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to reduce the corruption rate. But whats happening now? Malaysia slips further in corruption rankings since 2001. We have dropped 11 ranks from 36th to 47th in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), its clearly shows that there has been no improvement in the perception of corruption. Until today, there are still many promises made by authorities to stamp out graft and bribery. Malaysian citizens are sincerely hoping that there will be a better future for their children and the situations change very soon. Proper action must be taken immediately to stop this "disease"!

Destroy corruption before it started to destroy our nation!



CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX (CPI) RANKING 2001-2008

Sep 23, 2008

Mr.Lim: Don't Kill My Child!

What you think? Should Mr.Lim send his child to NS?

I read the news about National Service. The National Service (NS) Department ordered Mr.Lim's child to attend the program. But Parents refused to NS stint after son’s death.

Lim Geok Kim and his wife Meng Yeok are still mourning the loss of their son Ricky who died after completing his three-month national service stint recently. They are traumatised at the thought of their only surviving child, Jane, 17, being selected to undergo NS training and are adamant not to let her go after found out from the NS website that Jane was selected for training. They are not going to push their luck this time. Mr Lim and his wife want their child to stay with at home no matter if the authorities want to take action on them. In whatever situation he will never let his daughter to go for the program.

Although they do not blame the authorities for the son’s death, the couple said they could not risk losing Jane. Ricky, 20, had returned after his NS training on Sept 6 and died on Sept 15. The SMK Catholic High student did not complain of any illness or pain prior to his death but he did complain about the camp’s hygiene and yellowish water supply.

I have carried out a survey on this in my blog months ago by have creating a poll in my blog. 87 visitors have voted on the poll entitled “SHOULD GOVERNMENT ABOLISH NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM?”. From the result, most of the voters want something to happen on the National service, either to reform or to abolish.

Sep 22, 2008

Can Malaysia Survive With Current Leadership?


FORMER JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER YASUO FUKUDA

It’s worthy to note the impact of this worldwide resignation spree led by the Japanese PM and we shall see if this exodus is going to spread to Malaysia when the embattled PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was reported to be under pressure by his own party Umno to step down by October 9.

On September 1, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda resigned abruptly after just a year in office. Lack of strong leadership has plagued Japan, even as it grapples with a host of new problems, including the rise of neighboring China and a slowdown in its $4.7 trillion economy. The resignations of both Fukuda and Abe, who led short-lived, unpopular governments, have highlighted the lack of stability here since the popular Junichiro Koizumi stepped down two years ago.

Thailand Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was removed from the office after the Constitution Court ruled in a unanimous verdict on Tuesday that the two TV cooking shows of the PM violated the charter ban on outside employment.

On Saturday, South African President Thabo Mbeki agreed to step down following the decision of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress to fire him. He agreed to resign after the ruling party ordered him Saturday to step down, a move that could heighten turmoil in Africa's economic powerhouse. The action followed by, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert formally announced his intention to resign on sunday.

So is that Malaysia’s current leadership capable to strengthen its economic and politics? Or we need some immediate power transition which had happened in several nations around the world?

Sep 21, 2008

Happy Peace Day!


The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on September 21 - is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire for personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!



"Peace is its own reward." - MAHATMA GANDHI