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Jun 5, 2009

Jun 4, 2009

Wow! First class facilities...

THE RM280 MILLION SUTAN MIZAN ZAINAL ABIDIN STADIUM COLLAPSED

PICTURE FROM ANOTHER CORNER

SULTAN MIZAN ZAINAL ABIDIN STADIUM, BEFORE AND AFTER

The roof of the one year old Gong Badak stadium in Terengganu collapsed. In the incident, 60 percent of the roof at the stadium collapsed, including that above the royal box at the grand stand. Our government instead of admit their mistake, are blaming foreign contractor.

Luckily the 270 million did not collapsed when it was hosting the 2008 SUKMA Games. The all-seater multi-purpose stadium is also often used by the state football team which drew tenth thousands of fans. Is this ‘first class facilities’ that our leaders always proud of? This is another tremendous failure of the government to provide first class facilities to the people.

I think this kind of incident only happen in Malaysia. Please verify again whether all the sports facilities in Malaysia safe to use by fans and athletes before disaster happen.

Jun 3, 2009

Limitation of 10 subjects in SPM is a wise move


The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), or the Malaysian Certificate of Education, is a national examination taken by all fifth form students in Malaysia. Its well known as nation’s most important exam when it determine Malaysian students future in looking for jobs or securing a place for the next stage of education for example Pre-U, matriculation and college and etc.

Malaysian Examinations Syndicate (Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia) and Education Ministry limited 21 subjects for the students in SPM examination, but now after the PSD scholarships issue brought up, government wants to decrease the subjects in SPM. We can’t deny the fact that, since government allocated a certain amount of scholarships to Malay students, non-Malay students pressured to take as many subjects as possible to compete for a small part that ‘threw’ to them. Yes, the more 1As you get the brighter chance for you to be awarded scholarships by government. No wonder why students are taking many subjects in SPM.

I welcome the cabinet decision to limit the number of subjects to be taken in SPM. At the same time quota system should be abolished, merit system should to be practiced at the first place. Education Ministry must transparent in this issue, not bias to certain race or religion. All 10 1As scores must be published in local dailies to tell the public number of students eligible to get PSD scholarships.

Besides that, 10 subjects limitation will help student to focus on their major field. Science stream students only focus on their subjects, the same situation to Arts stream, Sports Science, Technical studies, foreign languages, Information and Communication Technology, Religious study and much more. Let them emphasis on their favourite field in order to deliver best performance. Our nation surely benefits a lot if such exam rules carried out, we can produce more experts and professionals in various sectors.

It a wise move by the Cabinet to limit SPM subjects to 10. Lets join hand to support this excellent cause for a better Malaysia!

May 31, 2009

Pakatan to Win by 7,000 in Penanti By-Election

Since Barisan Nasional did not field a candidate for this by-election, Pakatan Rakyat that lead by PKR seems like going to win easily by 7,000 votes in Penanti. To prevent the public for forgetting about this by-election, party workers from both Pakatan and independents pushing hard since the nomination day.

Its very clear that independent candidates going to lost their deposits soon. Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau was the best examples of incompetentcy of independents, voters know that Independent candidates not able to deliver much.

Pakatan can deliver a significantly larger majority by winning over some of the fence-sitters. If large voters turnout today, Pakatan's majority will also rise at the same time. This by-election is another prove that Barisan Nasional is in critical condition. I wonder it could survive untill the next General Election.

My early prediction is Pakatan surely to win by 7,000 votes.