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Saturday, October 31, 2015


A recently discovered asteroid, 600 metres wide, passes 300,000 miles from earth today. It will not collide with the earth. Astronomers have an opportunity to study it.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Budget reduction for higher education in Malaysia

The 2016 budget allocates RM13.378 bilion for higher education compared with RM15.785 in 2015. Public universities have to look for alternative source of financing, the private sector. This is contained in the Education Development Masterplan 2015-2025 (Higher Education): produce value-driven talent with first class mentality. We pay full attention to the implementation. Will private universities attract more students? Will the standard of public universities go down?


Haze and state of emergency

President Jakowi cuts short his visit to the United States and Vice-President Yusoh Kalla mentions declaration of the state of emergency because forest fires spread relentlessly. Apparently, Indonesia will take action against anybody who starts the fires.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015




Monsoon and houses for 2014 flood victims

Monsoon season begins. All must be fully prepared especially those in the East Coast, Peninsula. They hope that flooding as severe as that in 2014 will not be repeated. Many of the victims are still in temporary camps. We ask the Government to announce the situation of the 2600 units of houses meant for them.


Prioritise the welfare and interest of the rakyat

Datuk Seri Najib repeats the intention to prioritise the welfare and interest of the people in the 2016 Malaysian budget. The people watch how the Government use the allocations totalling RM267.2 billion and how GLCs including 1MDB perform.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Defence Ministry and 2016 budget allocation.

Budget 2016 allocates RM17.3 billion to the Defence Ministry to buy weapons including 6 Littoral Combatant Ships, Very Short Range Air Defence Weapons System, armoured  vehicles,  A-400M airbus and Unmanned Airborne System. The Government should ensure that these weapons are value for money, without irregularities.

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Management of floods and earthquake

2016 budget allocates RM180 million for establishing the National Disaster Management Agency, RM730 million for Flood Mitigation Projects and RM60 million to implement the National Flood Forecasting and Warning Programme and a National Earthquake and Tsunami Sub-Centre in Sabah. The allocations must be used properly. Please complete the 2600 units of houses promised the flood victims of 2014.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Race relations

Datuk Seri Jahid asks all concerned to be introspective and to try to make race relations better. The Government must be seen to be fair in dealing with anybody who touches on racial and religious sensitivities.


Health allocation and 2016 budget

The allocation for health in the 2016 budget is RM23.031 billion, RM281 million less than that of 2015. Although health allocation is complicated, Malaysians hope that the health service will be better.


Affordable houses in budget 2016

The 2016 Malaysian budget has10 programmes for affordable houses with allocations of over RM3 billion. For instance, an allocation of RM1.6 billion for 175, 000 PR1MA houses. The Government must ensure efficient implementation and fair allocations of houses.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

2016 budget more money to spend

Datuk Seri Najib says the Government offers welfare to the people without getting tired, such as RM5.9  billion for BRIM (Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia) for millions of Malaysians . We hope that the care for the welfare is without wastage. Those who truly need help should get it.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Total 2016 budget RM267.2 billion

The 2016 budget totals RM267.2 billion and the revenue is estimated at RM225.7 billion. The deficit is RM 41.5 billion. In the uncertain economic situation, we hope that the revenue will be as estimated and the budget deficit will not increase.


2016 budget

At 4 pm, 23 October, 2015, Finance Minister presents 2016 budget with the start of the 11th Malaysia Plan and the measures in various sectors to help those in difficulties.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Memorandum of understanding on jerebu

Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi regrets that Indonesia has been dragging her feet since July 2015 on the memorandum of understanding regarding haze to bring those who breach the agreement to court. We encourage Indonesia to sign the memorandum.


Forest Research Institut Malaysia (FRIM)

Deputy Minister is happy with FRIM becoming a heritage and its contribution in the furniture industry. Please look seriously at the maintenance and sustainability.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Typhoid in Malaysia

Now, media reports show 94 typhoid cases in seven states. We must find the source of the bacteria. All must be hygienic in food preparation, toilet habit and washing of hands.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Haze, health, education and economy

Haze causes various hazards including affecting health: coughing, sore throat and breathlessness. Hospitals and clinics must treat patients well.


Monday, October 19, 2015

A transit for terrorists

The police believe that terrorists are using Malaysia as transit for enabling them to go to another country. We must be ready to prevent them from having a foothold in the country.


Collections from GST 2015

The Finance Ministry estimates the collection from Goods and Services Tax (GST) for 2015 as RM23.2 billion. The revenue must be used for public good.


Terrorism and national security

Datuk Seri Jahid regards Malaysian national security as good. Terrorism is a big challenge. Counter extremism measures must be effective.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Malaysia, a blessed country

The Prime Minister Najib says Malaysia is a blessed   country.
   We insist that she needs, among other things, unity without religious and racial extremism and a good image.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fast broadbands and affordable price

Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh is thinking of making fast broadband internet up to 100Mbps at affordable price. We hope that this is done. Meanwhle, South Korea is aiming at the speed of 1 Gbps.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Digital Malaysia by 2020

Datuk Seri Najib wants to achieve digital economy by 2020. Now it is said to contribute RM295 billion to the revenue. The Communications and Multimedia Minister can tell us the measures to overcome the weaknesses including providing packages with faster broadband and reasonable price. Is it true that the country has broadband penetration rate of 72.2%  per 100 households with the average internet speed of 5 megabits per second (Thailand 20.83 Mbps)?


Nobel Prize for Medicine 2015, three winners.

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2015. Campbell, born in Ireland but working in the United States, and Omura from Japan, discovered Ivermectin for treating parasites, River blindness and Filariasis. Tu from China did research based on 1600-year-old writing to find Artemisinin which is effective against malaria.

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Calligraphy, quotation from The Record of Historian by Si Ma Qian over 2200 years


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

MH17 disaster

The Dutch Safety Board Report confirms that MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile Buk. The Russian Government says the missle was over the date of expiry of 25 years and hence not used by Russia. Find the culprits and bring them to court.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Road toll rate increase

In Malaysia, some roads have had toll for over 30 years. There are agreements between the Government and private companies. On 15 October, 2015, toll rate will increase. The economy is uncertain. The prices of goods will follow suit. Lets hope the Government reconsider.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Datuk Seri Najib met President Jakowi

Datuk Seri Najib met President Jakowi in Java. Both countries have to improve cooperation such as the efforts to extinguish forest fires by sending skilful teams and effective equipment like Bombardier and air tanker aircrafts as well as building tube wells for peat in plantations.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

War in Syria, Iraq and Yemen is complicated.

United States of America invaded Iraq while opposing Assad in Syria, financing opponents of the Syrian President. Groups like IS thrive in the vacuum.Russia supports Assad and bombs definite targets. Obama changes his direction on Syria. Catastrophy: refugees and more bombings in many parts of the world.


Saturday, October 10, 2015


英超足球风云变化,如果管理層不满其队伍的表现,主帅的职位动摇。例如, 曼联除掉大卫莫斯,由范高取代;最近,利物浦辞掉布任登罗哲斯,委任约根克鲁为主帅。这是大挑战。


Calligraphy, quotation from the Book of Zhuangzi

The calligraphy means the work is done smoothly and skilfully. We hope that the assistance requested by Indonesia is carried out without hindrance by Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Russia. Truly, this region has been plagued by haze for years.


Happy Malaysia Sports Day

Happy Malaysia Sports Day


Friday, October 09, 2015

Indonesia asks other countries to help

Indonesia asks Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Russia to help extinguish forest fires. Malaysia should send her team and effective equipment quickly to quell forest fires in Sumatra such as Palembang. ASEAN can play a meaningful part in overcoming the haze puzzle.


SPAD, LRT, Monorail and new prices

Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) allows LRT and Monorail to increase prices of tickets on 30 October 2015. Please consider the economic situation faced by commuters.


Thursday, October 08, 2015

Urine test for heart attack

There is a British report on a urine test to identify patients suspected of having heart attacks. If the test is reliable, it will help patients. Those who do not have heart disease can go home.

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The haze puzzle

Indonesian ambassador Pak Herman informs us that his country is trying to put out forest fires. If she fails, then she will coordinate with ASEAN. It is the haze puzzle.


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Haze plagues Malaysia, Singapore and also Thailand

There are forest fires in Indonesia, causing haze that covers Malaysia, Singapore and also Thailand. The three countries feel anguished, waiting for the monsoon that will douse the flames.

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Economy, confidence and image

Datuk Seri Najib days changes in the economy of China, USA and European Union make growth in Malaysia less than 5%. We need to stimulate confidence and to improve the image.


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Calligraphy, quotation from Shangshu, over 2000 years

The saying means observe the matter very carefully, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) which was signed by Malaysia and 11 other countries yesterday. It has wide implications on trade, involving about 40% of world trade.


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Yesterday, 12 nations including Malaysia signed the TPPA, involving about 40% of the world trade. We want to know the various opportunities such as export, inport and drug patents. We would like to understand the details of the agreement and how far the rights and the interests of the people are protected.


Monday, October 05, 2015

Haze and cooperation

President Jakowi tells us that it would take '3' years for the measures to stop forest fires to be effective. Malaysia and Singapore have offered to cooperate with the country. Will there be multinational cooperation?


Sunday, October 04, 2015

EPL Football: Manchester City 6:1 Newcastle

I saw Sergio Aguera scored five goals in a few minutes. The manager quickly replaced him. Afraid of injury.                  ,


Denis Healey (1917-2015)

I met Denis Healey when I was in Leeds University in1963. He was Member of Parliament for Leeds (1952-1(92), Secretary of Defence (1964-1970), Chancellor of Exchequer (1970-1974) and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (1980). He was a giant in British politics.


Saturday, October 03, 2015

Haze and rainy season

According to a media report quoting Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BPNP), rainy season at the end of October 2015, will extinguish forest fires. We have to put up with the haze for probably one more month. We hope that Indonesian Government increases its efforts to prevent forest fires.


Tighten cyber law

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy says the Government is considering to tighten the cyber law. Whatever action, it is necessary to safeguard the freedom of Internet.It is not freedom to cause chaos.


Friday, October 02, 2015

Separation of rubbish

On 1September, 2015, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry introduced Solid Waste Separation Project in several states such as Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. It gives information to 1.7 million KL cityfolks who create 2400 tonnes of rubbish a day . In June, 2016, it will begin the enforcement.

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Prime Minister's question time

Some parliaments such as those in England and Australia schedule Prime Minister's question time. If the Dewan Rakyat has such a regular session, the Prime Minister will be able to handle it.


Declaration of Internet Freedom

There is Declaration of Internet Freedom in the United Nations: a free and open Internet can bring about a better world. It touches on expression, access, openness, innovation and privacy. Lets support the declaration.