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Friday, October 31, 2014

EPL Football: Liverpool and a controversial attacker

Liverpool is 7th in the league. They have a controversial attacker, Mario Balotelli, who scores only 2 goals from 12 matches. The fans ecpect him to score many goals.

Sedition in Malaysia: Act without fear or favour?

Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Ghani stresses that charging those who have gone over the limit is necessary. We feel that he should take action without fear or favour.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

World ranking: Malaya University no 423!

Ranking of universities is not perfect.  Various agencies assess differently. U S News reports 2014 rankings with Harvard University as number one and Malaya University 423. MU is the only Malaysian university in the top 500. Question?

رغكيغ اونيۏرسيتي دنيا: اونيۏرسيتي ملايا 423!

رغكيغ اونيۏرسيتي: ڤنفسيرن بوكن سمڤرنا. اد ڤربيزاءن دري ڤلباگاي ڤونچا. US News ملاڤوركن بهاوا دري 500 اونيۏرسيتي، هاڽ ساتو آونيۏرسيتي ملايا منداڤي 423. سوال؟

Reasonable school bus fares?

Malaysian parents hope that Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and operators of school buses agree to fix reasonable fares. These affect hundreds of thousands of students.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The case of Datuk Seri Anwar

The case of Datuk Seri Anwar: The court must be seen to be fair.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fuel subsidies: Good administration?

Finance Minister II Datuk Sri Husni says that only Malaysians earning less than RM10,000 will get petrol and diesel subsidies next year. We need good administration including Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Government and fees in private hospitals

The Health Minister Datuk Sri Dr Subramaniam tells Parliament that apart from consultation fees, the Government does not have power over other charges in private clinics and hospitals. Patients face difficulty.

EPLFootball: van Gaal is Mourinho's mentor

ManchesterUnited1:1Chelsea. The pace of the match was fast. The fans were excited. Chelsea's Droba scored 1 gol followed by 1 from MU's van Persie. The result reflected the situation. MU Manager,van Gaal, is  a mentor of Chelsea Manager, Mourinho.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

فينلس تينييس WTA (وانيتا)، سيغاڤورا: سيرينا نبغ لاگي.

سيرينا مغالهكن هاليڤ 6-3،6-0 دان مونچول جوارا تيگا تاهون نرتوروت-توروت.امڤت هاري لالو، هاليڤ مغاتاسي سيرينا 6-3،6-2.

Racial issues: Home Minster takes action

Some continue to bring up sensitive racial issues such as vernacular schools. Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid can take action regardless of race.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WTA Tennis Finals (ladies) in Singapore: Serena won.

This afternoon, Serena just scraped through the semifinal against Wozniacki 2-6,6-3,7-6. The spectators were entertained. Serena is still world nombor one.

Serena Williams is still world nombor one

The WTA Ladies' Tennis Finals, Singapore: After losing badly to Simona Halep 6-0,6-2,Serena Williams beat Bouchard 6-1,6-1.She is still world nombor one.

سلامت مپمبوت معال هجرة

Selamat. menyambut Maal Hijrah

Selamat menyambut Maal Hijrah

Friday, October 24, 2014

Effective monitor of SMEs funds

The Second Finance Minister Dato' Seri Ahmad Husni stresses the importance of funds for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). These may help with research. We must monitor them effectively.

Open up record and deliver public projects?

Datuk Sri Najib says that the Government will openupsome records to deliver public projects early. Do these include Pan Borneo Highway project RM27billion, MRT2 RM23 billion and LRT3 RM9 billion?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Malaysia including Parliament must be vigilant

On 22 October, 2014, a terrorist and a soldier were shot dead in Canadian Parliament, Ottawa. Anything can happen. Malaysia including Parliament must be vigilant.

There is haze.

A Singapore taxi driver said that his Prime Minister talked to Indonesian President about the haze. Malaysian Prime Minister did the same. But, Indonesian farmers continue to burn things before planting. There is haze.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EPL Football : Manchester United has to improve its defence

Manchester United 2 : 2 West Bromwich Albion. The latter is doing better. MU still faces difficulties such as its defence needs to improve. The manager Louis van Gaal tries to improve this aspect.

Happy Deepavali

Happy Deepavali

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EPF must review the age of withdrawals

The Employees' Provident Fund must review the rule allowing members reaching 55 years to withdraw their savings. Some members finish their savings within10 years. Malaysia's retirement age is 60 years. Now, about 10% Malaysians are over 60 and within 10 years, this country may become an ageing nation.

Public feelings towards enforcers such as police?

Whenever there is a road block or search, the public suspect the intention of the police. They fumble their pockets. How does the Government deal with it? What do enforcers such as the Police, the Customs and the Anti-Corruption Commission face it? Set up more departments and more committees?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Jokowi is the 7th President of Indonesia

Today, Jokowi has been sworn in as the 7th President of Indonesia. We hope that relation between the country and Malaysia as well as ASEAN is good.

Anti-terrorism laws

Datuk Sri Zahid proposes anti-terrorism to deal with terrorist activities such as recruiting militants to fight in Syria and Iraq.
     The Government must look at the ecisting laws. If they are not enough to deal with the situation, do not abuse the new acts which are made public.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Beringin incinerator project, Kepong:rimg Housing Ministry of its promise.

On 15 October. 2014, I repeated in parliament the promise made by the Housing Ministry : rubbish separation, detailed environmental impact assessment ( DEIA ), suitable factory, open tender, and value for money.

A safe and clean park

Bukit Aman, the police headquarters, overlooks the Kuala Lumpur Prime Botanic Garden. The sun rises, the moon crescent hangs in the sky and the lakeside neon flashes various colours. We have fresh air. The authorities spend RM35 million to renovate the park, but we see plastic and icecream wrappers here and there. We are afraid of having morning walk before six because of criminals such as snatch thieves. We want a safe and clean park.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Good contractors for the Pan Borneo Highway project

We hope that Datuk Seri Najib truly reviews the RM27billion Pan Borneo Highway project so that good contractors are appointed to do a good job.

Ebola epidemic: Preparations in Malaysia

We do not know the true number of Ebola patients in West Africa. One figure is 12000 with 60 to 70% death rate. The World Health Organization (WHO) must try to confirm the actual number of cases.
     We try to prevent Ebola in Malaysia. The Health Ministry faces complicated problems at entry points such as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).  It  tries to screen arrivals.
     The Government must review the preparations in hospitals such as Sungai Buloh Hospital.  We have no experience in treating Ebola patients.

Friday, October 17, 2014

When do we start separating rubbish?

The practice of separating rubbish is important. The National Solid Waste Management Department can tell us if this practice will start before September 2015.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2015 Malaysian Budget: We want good doctors

In parliament, I urge the Government to monitor effectively 21 private medical colleges and 10 government ones. In 2013,  private colleges produced 1115 new doctors, 659 women and 456 men. In universities, there are more women than men. We want good doctors.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2015 Malaysian budget: October 14 and 15 speech in parliament

On October 14 and 15, 2014, I spoke in parliament on national symbol, unity, infrastructure projects, militancy ,GST, SME, incinerator for rubbish, quality of doctors and so forth. For example, the Pan Borneo Highway project RM27 billion, MRT2 RM23 bilion and LRT3 RM9 billion must have open tender, value for money and completion in time.

Malaysian English teachers: high quality?

Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin tells parliament that he wants more courses to train the total of 60,000 English teachers. His aim is to make sure that all university graduates are proficient in English. We must monitor effectively the quality of these courses and the ability of the teachers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2015 budget: Treat all 13 states fairly.

In the speech in parliament, I urge the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib to review 1 Malaysia and the reasons for voices calling the people to leave the federation in certain states. We must treat all the 13 states fairly. The national symbol represents 13 states: Unity Is Strength.

Media freedom and fair action

Minister Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery tells the House of Parliament that there are 19. 5 million Internet users and 15 million Facebook account holders in Malaysia. This year, the authorities have received over 2000 complaints against Facebook and taken 11 cases to court for alleged contempt. We insist on media freedom. All actions must be fair and reasonable.

Monday, October 13, 2014

2015 Malaysian budget:MyBrain15 programme, 60,000 PhDs and their quality?

MyBrain15 aims to produce 60,000 PhD holders by 2023. The total cost is estimated as RM498 million. So far, 34,525 students are taking Master and PhD (doctorate) degrees. The most important is the quality of the degree. For example, the American university, Caltech,  ranks nombor 1 among world universities. The standard of  It's PhDs is high. What is the standard of PhDs from Malaysia?

2015 budget: Projects worth RM117. 95 biilion? Open tender

In 2015, there are nine major projects worth RM117.9 billion to accelerate public and private investment. For example, Mass Rapid Transit 2 ( MRT 2) is estimated to cost RM23 billion, Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) RM9 billion and a Sustainable Mobility Fund of RM70 million to develop the electric vehicle manufacturing industry.
     Investment and entrepreneurship are important to make Malaysia to be high income advanced economy. The Government talks about open tender. We insist that these tenders must be truly open to appoint good contractors and to avoid wanton waste.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2015 Budget: is education policy consistent with the objective of an advanced nation?

From the total budget of RM273.9 billion, the sum of RM56 billion (20%) is allocated for education.This is reasonable. But avoid wanton waste and wrong policy. For example, is the system of appointing university vice - chancellors consistent with the objective of becoming an advanced nation by 2020?

2015 Malaysian budget: GST, bureaucracy and better civil servants

The 2915 budget shows measure to implement the GST such as a GST-free list of goods that include fruits, petrol,  using electricity less than 300 units, reduction of individual income tax by 1to3% as well as helping businesses to deal with GST.  We must overcome bureaucracy and change the attitude of civil servants.

2015 Malaysian Budget: SMEs contribute 41% GDP by 2020?

The Measure 13 of the budget aims at increasing the contribution of SMEs to GDP from 33% to 41% by 2020. The allocations include SME Investment Partner Fund RM350 million, Soft Loan Scheme for Automation and Modernisation of SMEs RM80 million, TEKUN additional funds RM500 million, soft loans for SME entrepreneurs from the Chinese Community RM50 million and RM30 for hawkers and petty traders.
     We desperately need high efficiency, earnestness and fairness. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2015 Malaysian budget: when can we get 5G Internet?

Datuk Seri Najib says that we are now moving towards a services - based economy. In the next three years,  a sum of RM2.7 billion will be spent for building 1000 telecommunications towers and laying undersea cables. According to Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, four out of five Malaysians have access to 3G Internet. When can we get 5G?

2015 Malaysian budget:the country needs high efficiency

Just as other leaders, Datuk Seri Najib read his speech by looking at the reflector (to prevent quoting wrong figures), repeating the objective of making Malaysia a high-income advanced economy. The Government will spend RM273.9 billion, RM223. 4 billion being operating expenditure and RM.50.5 billion for development.
     The nation needs high efficiency to overcome wanton waste and other bad practices which harm the country.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

UPSR Exam Papers Leak: A mess!

As the Government checks the plastic and gunny bags and sacks to keep exam papers intact, year 6 pupils retake Mathematics paper and some Tamil paper. What a mess!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

EPL Football : Manchester United 2 : 1 Everton

MU Manager Louis van Gaal thanks his goalkeeper David De Gea for saving the spot kick and two more  threatening shots. Everton Manager Roberto Martinez says de Gea was man of the match.
    MU is fourth in the Premier League. Her manager has more to show, picking the team up from the poor performance since Alex Ferguson retired last year.

Monday, October 06, 2014

MH370 mystery : search with cautious optimism.

As long as the MH370 wreckage is not found, relatives of the victims are at a loss. Authorities from  Malaysia, China, Australian and others have mapped a new priority region in southern Indian Ocean. Search vessels such as GO Phoenix and Fugro Discovery are ready for the new phase of scouring the ocean bed. They are cautiously optimistic.

The law must be seen to be fair

We need effective laws to protect the country. But the 1948 Sedition Act has often been abused. The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib says repeatedly that he would like to annul the act, to be replaced by the Harmony Act. The act must be fair and seen to be fair.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

The big effects of GST and the efforts to help Malaysians

GST has big effects on the people of Malaysia. There is talk of magic potion in the 2015 budget to be presented in the House of Parliament on October 10, 2014. We hope this will help all Malaysians  especially the poor.

Happy World Teachers' Day

Happy World Teachers Day

Saturday, October 04, 2014

DEIA for the proposed Tmn Beringin incinerator project?

The Urban Tranquility, Housing and Local Government Ministry has said in the House of Parliament that there is a need for Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment ( DEIA ) for the proposed Taman Beringin,  Kepong, incinerator project. A solid waste incinerator requires DEIA. The ministry must explain to the people how this is implemented. Residents want to know the possible effects of the 1-billion-ringgit incinerator on the environment.

Jinjang SME Association proposes: Staggered implementation of GST for 2 to 3 years

Small Enterprises and Small Businesses Association, Jinjang, requests the following: the Government staggers the implementation of GST over two to three years, reduces electricity rate, lowers personal and company taxes, manages human resources better (? 5 million immigrant workers) and reviews the minimum wage policy (let the market forces decide).

Friday, October 03, 2014

The magic potion in 2015 budget: reduce people's burden?

The Government's magic potion in the 2015 budget must reduce the burden of the people including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are facing difficulties such as GST, workers and cost.

Be fair and reasonable to SMEs

645,136 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia: The Government allocates RM150 million to help them to enter the Goods and Services Tax (GST) register. A company with an annual revenue of over RM500, 000 is encouraged to do so. A successful applicant gets an e-voucher of RM1,000 to assist with the GST software.
     The Government must be fair and reasonable to SMEs.