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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pantun, National events

National events

Turbulence makes the nation gone haywire,
     Vent and show anger  spontaneously;
National events are serious matters,
     Weigh and consider them carefully.


South Korean education

Education: South Korea and Malaysia.
     South Korean education has features such as no official  examinations from year one to three in secondary schools, and much longer hours and private tuitions (is it 6 am to midnight a day in the best schools?). What aspects can Malaysia learn from South Korea?



Wildfires and climate change
    A ferocious wildfire destroys the town of Paradise, Northern California. Over 40 people died and over 200 missing. This is the worst fire in the history of the state. Condolences.
      Trump blames California administration.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Neighbours, Malaysia and Singapore.

Good neighbours
     Malaysia and Singapore Prime Ministers have had an open discussion on issues such as the price of raw water. Let us hope that there will be amicable outcome.


A new generation of Malaysians

Malaysian Eucation Minister says the ministry and educators must work together to fulfill the prime minister's wish to shape a new generation of Malaysians. The country needs citizens with good work ethics and values.


Malaysian education curriculum

Malaysian school curriculum
     About 450,000 Malaysian teachers are eager to know what it means by Tun Mahathir asking Education Minister to overhaul the school curriculum.


Monday, November 12, 2018

Malaysian Professionals

For years, many Malaysians of various races work overseas. They face an uphill task to return to Malaysia. What are the real reasons? Tun Mahathir says he wants to solve  the difficulties.


Football, English Premier League

English Premier League football, Manchester City 3:1 Manchester United. Mourinho will get rid of the weaknesses and face MC in the future. To keep winning after overcoming Juventus in Europe is not easy. Pep Guardiola has a good team.


Third-hand smoke

Tobacco has over 7000 chemicals, over 80 of which cause malignant cancer.
    Smokers poison themselves, blowing out second-hand smoke that sticks to surroundings such as clothes, tables, computers and handphones as third-hand smoke. Second- or third-hand smoke is as poisonous as that of first-hand.


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Badminton China Open

In the badminton China Open Finals, Fuzhou, China took two titles, Indonesia one, Japan one and South Korea one. The standard was high. Malaysia is trying.

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11 November, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the agreement to stop the fighting involving Germany and others against France, United Kingdom, United States, and others in the First World War. About 20 million people died. There were also Africans, Indians and Chinese.
     In the past 100 years, we have seen more wars. Besides the Second World War, fighting continues. Now, there are conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Stop using coal

     It is used to generate electricity. If its use is reduced, the effects are big.

Prevention is a very important action,
     Stop the environmental destruction;
Reduction of coal causes temporary disruption,
     Act against earth pollution.


Fake news

There are fake news merchants who make a living out of it in the world. Malaysia is just as full of fake news. How do honest citizens fight the crime?


Friday, November 09, 2018

Using coal

Many countries such as Brazil, China, India and the United States use coal, polluting the air.  Trump opens coal mines.


Use less coal to produce electricity

Can Malaysia use less coal?
     The country uses coal to produce about 20% of her energy (electricity) and nearly 2% from renewable. Carbon emissions. How does she achieve 20% renewable energy by 2025?


Abuse of antibiotics

For many years, antibiotics have been abused. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) predicts that by 2050 2.4 million people may die we very year because of superbugs. Prevention such as improving hygiene and change the ways antibiotics are used.


Thursday, November 08, 2018

European Champions League

Football, European Champions' League,
Manchester United 2:1 Juventus (at Juventus). Christiano Ranaldo scored, but the good performance by MU towards the end saw its manager Mourinho booed by Juventus fans as he departed the stadium.


Income disparities

Income disparities
       Tun Mahathir wants to study the effects of wealth distribution before ratifying Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This issue has always been of concern. Long-term and genuine efforts are needed.