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Oct 11, 2008

Revoke Utusan Permit

Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader P Waythamoorthy has written to premier Abdullah to complain that Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia has been “inciting hatred” against Indian Malaysians. He also stated that the police report lodged against the daily from the Malaysian Indian all over the nation.

Most are very spectacle about this since UMNO; the leader of the ruling Barisan Nasional government owns this company. The newspaper had been giving distorted news about the Prime Minister's and Muslim Cabinet members Hari Raya Open House at Putra World Trade Centre, where the HINDRAF supporters had appeared and handed Prime Minister with a card and teddy bear. The paper had quoted that this group had been unruly and noisy, making it to seem that they are trouble causes. The group had totally disagreed with this reporting.

What seem to appear is that Utusan Malaysia another UMNO putra company feels it is above the law and could say and do anything and they are confident that no action will be taken against them. PM should stop them and at least a show cause letter must be issued on Utusan Malaysia. We Malaysian definitely would not like to witness the riot which started from federal government itself in future; we need a government that realy giving emphasis about racial unity among its citizen and take care of all Malaysian without fear and favour.

It’s the right time for the Home Ministry to take immediate action since various other non-UMNO papers has been punished previously for much smaller offences. Recently, there are a number of quarters demanding that the Home Ministry to take firm action against the Utusan Malaysia for creating racial sentiments among the Malaysian society by suspending or revoking their printing permit as previously they did on several papers.

New Budget Needed!

Malaysiakini reported that yesterday was Black Friday for Asian bourses. Economy crisis in US lead to the domino consequence in Asian countries. With the sudden report, Malaysian government's 2009 financial budget highly aggressive with a record RM207.9 billion expenditure need to be revised as it is being criticized by economist. I hope that government not being too optimistic as world economic condition reallydisappointing. A financial crisis is threatening over the world, forcing everyone to be alert to face the upcoming shocking circumstances.


STOCKS EXTEND HUGE LOSSES

For 2009, the Government has projected a 3.6% budget deficit. However, in the light of the global economic crisis generated by the financial markets turmoil in the United States, it will no longer be possible for the deficit target to the maintained. I think the deficit would climb to much higher than expected. The optimism that there are no more Black days next week is commendable. Government can offer excuse that market has yet to bottom out and a revision is not yet forthcoming, but in the long term financial development, it’s extremely important to improve our budget spending to outfit the present situation.

As the Parliament going to start its debate session on the 2009 Financial Budget from Monday next week onwards, the new Minister of Finance, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak should table a new, revised and improved financial budget in parliament. This is especially required in the significant events which had occurred since the former Finance Minister had presented it in Parliament on 29th August, including the collapse of the global financial markets as well as commodity prices.


Overally, with the current economic crisis, I firmly believe that the government, especially Finance minister, Datuk Seri Naib Tun Razak should revise or restructure brand new budget for all Malaysian to avoid huge economic disaster. Prevention is better than cure. What you think? Hope Malaysia survives!

Oct 10, 2008

Malaysia Out Again

According to malaysiakini, our universities have again failed to make it into the list of the top 200 Universities in the world. The Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings identified these to be the world's top 100 universities in 2008. These institutions represent 20 countries with Israel represented for the first time. Whilst North America dominates with 42 universities, Europe and Asia Pacific are well represented with 36 and 22 respectively. View the top 200 Universities here.

It’s a second blow to Malaysia after failing to reduce the corruption rate. Two weeks ago, Malaysia’s ranking on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2008 plunged to No. 47 placing, a fall of ten places from No. 37 in 2007.

Let me go back to the past, two years ago UKM was ranked 185th, the only time it appeared in the THES-QS chart. UM, once the nation’s premier university, has a sorry tale of continuous decline. It was ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in 2004 at 89th position; fell to 169th in 2005 and 192nd placing in 2006. And now I don’t know where their quality and ranking has gone.

If Australia can have seven universities among the top 100 Universities, Japan four, Hong Kong three, Singapore two, China two and South Korea two, why can’t Malaysia have at least one or two among the Top 100? National University of Singapore is ranked No. 30, while Nanyang Technological University of Singapore No. 77. What must be more mortifying is Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University is ranked No. 166. It is most ridiculous for instance that University of Malaya, unranked, refuses to recognize the degrees of Beijing University, ranked No. 50 Tsing Hua University ranked No. 56 in THES 2008 ranking of the world’s Top 200 universities.

Our leaders must find solution for this problem. They must look for a brand new education revolution and not end up as another empty promise like so far they did; the government must tackle and resolve the continuing crisis of higher education standards immediately.


HAVARD UNIVERSITY

Oct 9, 2008

We Able to Help Them!

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I get the paper cutting from my friend- http://rujjcoomarh.blogspot.com/. The disappointing incident occurred in Sitiawan, Perak last week. Three girls lost their only hope, when their mother committed suicide due to financial crisis in the family. The eldest daughter is doing her fifth year medicine in Ukraine, the second studying in a private college in KL, while the last daughter studying in a Tamil school in their hometown. Please help them to further their studies. In a year time the eldest daughter; (Sathia Devi) will be graduate as a doctor. We sure don’t want to lose a doctor in our community. So I am very confident that we able to help Sathia and her sisters to further their studies. Here is the Sathia’s account number and the phone number is for verification.

BSN account number: 0880029000063724 (Sathia Devi Subramaniam)

H/P: 017: 2563821

It is the privilege of arms to protect the weak and helpless- Mahatma Gandhi

Oct 8, 2008

PM Quits in March While UMNO Elections Heat Up

Malaysiakini reported that it had received an sms informing that Prime Minister and UMNO/BN President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would be quitting in March 2009 and had indicated that he would not be defending the UMNO President's post, paving the way for the Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to contest and to succeed him, if he is able to defeat UMNO veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah in the March 2009 UMNO General Assembly. While the UMNO president's position will only face veteran politician, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah or Ku Li, let be Datuk Seri Abdullah or Datuk Seri Najib trying to retain the position.


THE LEADERS WHO GOING TO CONTEST FOR UMNO DEPUTY PRESIDENT POST

With UMNO election just around the corner, many UMNO leaders are vying for the UMNO Deputy President position after the report that PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who is UMNO President bad decided whether he will retain his presidency. Rumours among UMNO leaders are that Datuk Seri Abdullah was under tremendous pressure to 'leave' since the failures in March 8 general elections, recent Permatang Pauh by-elections and on the status of the countries weak economy and administration.

The chances for leaders from UMNO to win the Deputy President Post are extremely open widely now. Since it is tradition that the Deputy President would assume the position of Deputy Prime Minister, if there is a vacancy, the list of candidates would be many, since UMNO leaders are in the race to fulfill their political ambitions.

Few months to go, we are going to witness whether current leaders to defend their post or new leaders to generate various shocks in the elections. UMNO divisional elections will start on October 9 while the general assembly will meet in March 2009 or earlier, December 2008. Hope if new group of leadership formed in UMNO elections next year, they will lead the Party specifically and Malaysia generally to a better democracy rule and a greater future definitely.

We Need More Judges Like Her



Justice Komathy is a judge of bravery. I knew that it was not easy for Sessions Court judge SM Komathy Suppiah to have decided to reject the prosecution's bid to to transfer Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case to a higher court, which opposition supporters fear could be politically motivated. But she tend to do the most daring decision at the time.

Before delivering her ruling yesterday, justice Komathy had turned towards lead prosecutor Mohd Yusof and dropped a remark puzzling those in court. "Do I look nervous? I am," she said, without elaborating. Her confession speaks for itself. Why was she nervous? Could it be that she knew that she had to face the consequence? Something unpleasant? Something bad? Of course, a judge has no liberty to reveal 'dark' secrets to the public. Did she receive any undue pressure or threat prior to her decision? I wonder... All I know that she is brave to do what she does best - to deliver justice!

Hope all judges to have the same character as Komathy and not biased and unfair in maintaining the purity of judiciary system.

Oct 6, 2008

Congratulation to Fairuz Fauzy!


MALAYSIA AI GP DRIVER FAIRUZ FAUZY

It was the perfect start to the new season of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport for A1 Team Malaysia in Zandvoort, Netherlands yesterday. Fairuz Fauzy created his own and national history when he won double podium. Fairuz drove superbly despite the difficult weather condition. It's been a dream start to the season for A1 Team Malaysia. Hope Fairuz and his teamate Alex Yong will make Malaysia further proud in the motorsports arena. Read complete results of the GP here and here.

The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport continues its ten event global tour next month with the second round taking place at Chengdu, China from 7 - 9 November 2008.



FAIRUZ POSING AFTER HIS VICTORY