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Friday, August 22, 2014

MH17 crash : The nation observed one minute silence.

The remains of 20 victims were brought by MAS Boeing 777 jetliner from Amsterdam to KLIA1 and parked near the Bunga Raya building. Each was given military honour. At 10.55 am, the nation observed one minute silence.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EPL Football : Chelsea ' s quality and Burnley ' s professionalism

Chelsea 3 : 1 Burnley. Chelsea showed its quality and Burnley ( the club with less money) played professionally. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho exudes confidence.

Good neighbours help to reduce heart attack risk!

Having good neighbours and feeling connected to others may help to reduce the risk of heart attack in a person. This is the initial finding of a group of researchers in Michigan University. They have studied 5276 people aged over 50. Lets cultivate a good relationship with neighbours.

Monday, August 18, 2014

EPL Football: Liverpool has tradition

Liverpool 2 : 1 Southampton. Liverpool goal scorer and biter Luiz Suarez has gone to Barcelona. How does Liverpool maintain its strength?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Prevent misconduct and custodial deaths?

Custodial deaths such as the 2003 Dharmendran case cause furore. Since 2005, we call for the setting up of Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission ( IPCMC ). In 2009, the Government formed the Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission, covering 21 agencies like police and  customs. But, misconduct and custodial deaths continue.

EPL Football: MU needs time.

Manchester United 1:2 Swansea. Coach van Gaal lost his first match, at home, in the English Premier League. He did say that it would take time to rebuild the team.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

World standard universities?

University ranking: Harvard 1, UM 377, USM 487, UKM and UPM over 500.
     This is the list for 2014 given by the research centre  top world universities, Shanghai Transport University.
     Each centre, including The Times, has its criteria for assessing universities. Whatever disagreement on certain criteria, all 20 public universities in Malaysia must strive to attain world standard.
     Two years ago, UM was ranked over 400. Although USM is regarded by the Government as 'special', it is behind UM. Why do many lecturers leave USM?
     Government policy and attitude affect the standard of a university.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Will 2014 Malaysian economic growth be over 5.5%?

Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti says that the 2014 economic growth (GDP ) has been revised to over 5.5 %, not 4.5-5.5%. But the business sector does not reflect such a forecast. Business people face difficulty.

Facebook: good or evil?

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Shabery says that the Government never has intention to ban Facebook as more than 15 million users in Malaysia are registered with it.
     What is powerful for good is also powerful for evil.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

MH17 crash : August 22 is the national day of mourning

The Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin has announced August 22 as the national day of mourning with 15 bodies of the victims plus one Dutch citizen. We hope that all the remains will be brought back as soon as possible.
     All the victims should be accorded respect and dignity. All Malaysians should take part in the national mourning.

MH17 crash: How many more agreements?

The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib says that he has reached another agreement with Ukraine to allow the team to access the crash site to search and recover the remains of the victims. How many more agreements?