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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The causes of bullying

Bullying until victims sustain grievous bodily harm is worrying. There are many factors. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir mentions four: nutrition, surroundings, technology and society. What is the solution?


Trump fires Bannon

The US White House takes decision that may affect the world. Trump fires his chief strategist Bannon who disagrees with his ambiguity on white supremacists. Ruling a country is different from running a business.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Foreign workers

Malaysian Government makes policies and takes action to deal with foreign workers for years. The more it does, the more complicated it becomes. Whatever progressive levy rate, the most important is being fair, effective and reasonable, getting rid of irregularities.


More terror attack

Terror attack continues. A van killed at least 13 in Barcelona. Condolences to the families of the victims.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Merdeka Day

We shall celebrate Merdeka Day. In our plural society, we continue our efforts to get rid of racialism in the plural society of Malaysia.


White supremacists

Racialism causes anger. Trump's ambiguity on white supremacists make people angry.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Modern animal husbandry and antibiotics.

Modern animal husbandry such as poultry, pig and cattle farmings uses anibiotics. This gives rise to harmful resistant bacteria. Media reports the increase in the use of antibiotcs in Asian farms including those in China. This is worrying. What is the situation in America, Australia and Europe?


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

North Korea Guam threat

Kim Jong-un has threatened missile strikes on Guam. Now, he holds the fire, watching Trump. Any chance of a peaceful negotiation?


Cyber harassment

From January to July, 2017, Communications and Multimedia Commission received 1150 complaints such as concerning cyber harassment, bully and cheating. The commission and the police must monitor and surfers have to be vigilant.


Now Trump says white supremacists

Finally, Trump says that White Supremacists cause havoc. Two of his advisers have resigned because he hesitated.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Cross cultural communications

Datuk Seri Zahid talks about cross cultural communications and the avoidance of racial division in our plural society.

The priority should be for Malaysian leaders to avoid sensitive racial and religious issues.


Cyber crimes cost billions

Cyber crimes are rampant. They may cost the world tens of billions of dollars a year. US$80 billion? All must be vigilant.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Violence in Virgenia, US.

In Charlottesville, Virginia, US, three were killed. There were rallies, white supremacists, fascists and non-fascists.  Trump says that egregious hatred, bigotry and violence are on many sides. Racial violence goes on.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fipronil in eggs

Egg scandal in Europe affects over 15 countries such as the big producer, the Netherland. Tainted eggs contain fipronil that may damage kidney, liver and thyroid glands. It was used to kill lice and ticks on chicken. Are eggs in Malaysia safe?


Friday, August 11, 2017

Veteran Annuity Scheme

Deputy Defence Minister presented Armed Forces Fund (Amendment) Bill in the Dewan Rakyat to set up Veteran Annuity Scheme. The armed forces defend the country. We look after them. We must make sure that clean and skillful persons are appointed to run the scheme.


Immunotherapy for diabetes

There are millions of diabetics. English scientists are experimenting on immunotherapy to treat Type 1 diabetes. This is news. But it will take years.


Stronger words from Trump

Trump says stronger words against Kim who is preparing missiles to strike near Guam. Trump utters, "Things will happen to them they (North Koreans) never thought possible. "


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Legalize marihuana

Canada will legalize marihuana. A study shows that the country may increase her income by US$22.6 billion.


Condolences to the family of Kerk Kim Hock

Condolences to the family of Kerk Kim Hock


Palace of Culture

The Minister of Culture is happy with cultural centres in Malaysia. We hope that he can tell us whether the maintenance and the facilities in Istana Budaya, are of world standard.

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More threats from Trump and Kim

Kim Jong-un considers a missile strike near Guam, US. Trump will meet it with fire and fury. Then?


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

All aspects of Malaysian music

Our neighbours such as Indonesia and Thailand are active in various aspects of music. Can Culture Minister and Multimedia Minister explain where does Malaysian music stand compared with our neighbours?





Monday, August 07, 2017

Quantum computer in 5 years

Scientists are testing quantum technology such as in a Chinese satellite.  Will the world have quantum computers in five years?


More sanctions on North Korea

There are more UN sanctions and threats from Trump on North Korea. Will Kim Jong-un be willing to talk.


Senior citizens in Malaysia

Deputy Welfare Minister has told the House many measures to enforce Malaysian national policy and action plan for senior citizens who are healthy and capable and the reverse.  We need continuous monitoring.


Handphone and computer

Handphones are universal. Addiction to them causes problems. They may affect the wellbeing such as confidence of children.


Sunday, August 06, 2017

Hiroshima atom Bomb

72 years ago, the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Hundreds of thousands suffered. Nuclear bomb is horrific. The world must never allow it to be used again.


US officially withraws from Paris Agreement

The US Vice-President Mike Pence has officially withdrawn US from the Paris Agreement. While Trump does not believe in climate change, the world does.


Saturday, August 05, 2017

Sixth Form, Matriculation and A Level

The results of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) take six months to be announced. There are Sixth Form, Matriculations and A Level after the SPM. Higher Education Minister must review how these affect the future of Malaysian youths.


Friday, August 04, 2017

Dengue 328 persons per 100000 population

Health Minister has told the House that there are over 328 persons infected with dengue for every 100000 population. Despite Special Task Force, e-dengue, mass anti-Aedes campaign and education, Aedes mosquitoes thrive and dengue spreads.


Thursday, August 03, 2017

82 million trees

Environment Minister has told the House that the authorities have planted 82 million trees in Malaysia including 5.5 million in 2016. How many will continue to grow?


27 Teachers' Training Institutes

Education Minister has confirmed in the House that 27 Teachers' Training Institutes Malaysia will become Vocational Colleges and Polytechnics. The minister must make sure that the quality of these colleges is high.


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Tillerson, just wants to talk

Trump warns that he will take strong action against North Korea. Tillerson says US and North Korea are not enemies. He does not want a regime change, but a dialogue. To whom does Kim jung-un listen?


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

110 eco-forests

The Environment Minister has told the House that there are 110 eco-forests which can attract tourists. These include the forest of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong . They need effective monitoring and cooperation of the states.


More firing in the White House

As North Korea fires missiles, there is another firing in the US White House. The new Chief of Staff, Kelly,  fires the new Communications Director Scaramucci.