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Friday, January 29, 2016

The spread of Zika virus

Zika virus was first detected in Uganda, Africa, in 1947. In 2007, there was an outbreak in Micronesia and Polynesia, South Pacific. Now, there is an epidemic in South America such as Brazil. We suspect it causes birth defects like small head. We hope that the Malaysian Health Ministry takes preventive measures against Zika.


Cut 2016 budget

Datuk Seri Najib cuts 2016 budget 3.6%, from RM267.2 billion to RM257.7 billion. To keep the people's welfare, please don't reduce allocations for education, health, Audit Department and Anti-Corruption Commission.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

InvestKL and Pemudah

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Amin says InvestKL attracts RM 5 billion investment from 50 Multinational Companies and Pemudah from Prime Minister's Department belps to simplify license application procedures. We hope that KL will attain world standard in 2020 and problems such as traffic jams and floodings are solved.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ratification of TPPA

The Government says that after ratifying TPPA, it will take only 6 months to leave. We believe that this is not so simple. Datuk Seri Mustapha must review the matter.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPPA.

Today and tomorrow, Parliament debates the motion on TPPA which has big effects on trade, industry and business. We need to study it carefully and to ensure that it does not harm Malaysia.


Monday, January 25, 2016

IS plans attacks

IS or Daesh plays a video showing 9 gunmen who attacked Paris last year. It plans various attacks incuding those for Kuala Lumpur.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Road Transport Department (RTD,JPJ).

JPJ wants to take action against lori hantu because two pupils wete killed by such a type of vehicle in Kajang recently. We like to know the number of lori hantu and how JPJ acts effectively.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Demolish historic antiquities

IS or Daesh destroys historic antiquities such as the ancient Palmyra, Syria. Irina Bokova, Director-General UNESCO, describes this action as a war crime.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Calligraphy,eradicate the root cause of a problem.

The calligraphy is a quotation from Zuo Qiuming's Chronicles, over 2400 years. It means getting rid of the root cause of a problem. For example, the 1MDB event affects Malaysia's image. To restore the national image, we must eradicate the root causes.


Malaysia Education Development Plan

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir repeats the objective of MEDP (PPPM) to educate students with skills of world standard. Look after 420,000 teachers and don't reduce allocations for education. The Government reviews the 2016 budget  because of uncertain economy and the oil price falling below USD30 a barrel.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Police and army patrol together

Datuk Seri Najib says that police and army together will go round areas where there are tourists. We hope that they truly look after the people.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Oversupply of oil

International Energy Agency (IEA) says oil market could drown in oversupply. The price is USD28-30 a barrel. Major producers such as Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia produce more oil even though there is oversupply and the price is lowest in 12 years. This is bad for Malaysia, but good for oil importers such as China and Japan.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

China's economic growth 6.9%

Some say that the figure may be lower than 6.9%. The slow growth affects the world, including Malaysia.


President Jakowi wants to prevent forest burning.

President Jakowi wants to prevent burning of forest, plantation and peat so that haze will not recur in this region. We hope that he succeeds in this complex situation.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Terror attacks in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Tajudin says, "don't worry as there are enough security measures against terrorist attacks." Lets hope that police always have sufficient intelligence and action against the threats.


English Premier League football

Manchester United 1:0 Liverpool. The latter played enthusiastically. But, MU striker, Rooney, scored a good goal.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Iran nuclear agreement

Iran, America and European Union enforce the nuclear agreement. They lift economic sanctions. But, North Korea had her fourth nuclear test, said to be hydrogen bomb.


Rumour about 1500 Malaysia IS suspects in Syria

A rumour about 1500 Malaysian IS or Daesh suspects in Syria is frightening. We don't know the number within and outside the country. The police say over 100 are detained and over 80 in Syria.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Terror attacks

Malaysians fear terror attacks. So far, the police manage to get information and detain suspects before they act. Indonesia did the same thing. But two days ago, suicidal attacks occurred in Jakarta. We hope that police can improve intelligence system and terror prevention.


Clean bauxite pollution

The Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government cleans bauxite pollution in Kuantan. The cleaning effort must involve all levels including  laws, ways to approve a factory and enforcement.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Terror attack in Jakarta

Terror attack by IS or Daesh occurred in Jakarta: 2 innocent persons died (1 Canadian), 3 terrorists killed and 20 persons injured. Condolences to the families of innocent victims.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Football EPL, Manchester United

Manchester United 3:3 Newcastle City. MU was leading. Its manager van Gaal commented on the match with Newcastle, "...We have given two points away...We did it by ourselves."


Transfer of teachers in Malaysia

Malaysia Education Director General of Education Dato' Sri Dr Khair says that teachers can apply for transfer three times a year instead of two (January, April and September) and that 'generalist teachers' have the advantage. Let it be seen that the decision on these transfers is fair.


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

The calligraphy means having deep meaning with serious effects such as TPPA which is sponsored by USA. China has its one belt one road and strategy after its new economy, including South East Asia. Geopolitics affects economy. Whatever Malaysia's decision on TPPA must not spoil the trade relations between Malaysia and China.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR)

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir says his ministry considers changes to UPSR:60% assessment at school and 60% examination. We ask again how teachers and students are prepared for these changes.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The reputation of Transport Ministry

Transport Ministry of Malaysia discussed with Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission
MACC) on how to have integrity and ethics at all levels. We are busy trying to find out what the ministry will be doing. A miracle?


Review of 2016 budget

We hope that Datuk Seri Najib will not reduce the allocations for certain delattments such as the National Audit Department with RM163.8 million and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) with RM251.8 million that has been reduced by RM42 million from RM294 million. These are important departments for transparency and accountability.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Spanish La Liga

Real Madrid 5:0 Coruna. This was the first match for the new manager, Zidane (Zizuo): Bale scored 3 goals and Benzema 2. Zizuo is happy, hoping that the spirit will continue.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sudden appearance of telecom towers

The photograph shows a telecom tower which suddenly appears at North Fence Road, Jinjang North. Tan Seng Giaw (standing in the middle) and residents could not find the name of the company that owns the new tower. Similar towers come up at Jalan Kepong Baru and Laman Rimbunan.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall has regulations for towers. We hope it will tell us what actually happens and the effects of magnetic radiation on human.


Friday, January 08, 2016

Malaysia's revenue is reduced further

The national revenue is reduced further as crude oil price falls below USD34 a barrel. There are many factors. Big exporters Iran and Saudi Arabia quarrel.


Thursday, January 07, 2016

Illegal security guards

Media reports that about 40000 security guards are illegal in Malaysia. Datuk Seri Zahid promises to investigate. We hope that he explains how many guards have been trained properly. Will they replace the police or the Government provides opportunity for security companies.


Malaysian Government approves Kuantan bauxite factory

The Government approves the Kuantan bauxite factory which has reddened part of the town including river. The authorities say that they have taken action. We want the Government to clean the mess and to find the culprits who cause the pollution.


Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Zidane, the new coach for Real Madrid

Real Madrid is a very famous football club in Spain. Florentino Perez has been Its president for 12 years. He has sacked 10 coaches, the last one being Rafael Benitez. Now, he has appointed Zenedine Zidane (Zizou) as coach.
     Zizou was an outstanding French player, serving Real Madrid as a player for five years and as a coach for its youth team. As rivals Barcelona  dominate, can he make Real Madrid win?.


Tuition companies have buses

Malaysia has Education Blueprint. Yesterday, over five million pupils went to schools. Big tuition companies arrange buses and vans to carry students. Small centres use other ways. How many students depend on tuitions?


Monday, January 04, 2016

Over 5 million students go to schools

Today is the first day of school for over 5 million students in Malaysia. The new Education Blueprint is being implemented. Can over 400,000 teachers deal with the blueprint and the students? For example, an adult may not understand the work given to an 8-year-old. Parents send their children to a second school: a tuition centre. The number of these centres increases.

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Football, English Premier League.

Chelsea 3:1 Chrystal Palace. The former showed determination. They showed signs that they might get back the form that made them the league champion 7 months ago. The new manager Hiddink says the team have to take two steps backward to move three steps forward.


Saturday, January 02, 2016

Gun violence in America

The United States of America faces serious gun violence. Americans buy guns easily. Congress does not pass laws to control guns. Gun lobby is strong. President Obama wants to use executive power to prevent gun violence.


Friday, January 01, 2016

Kuala Lumpur City Hall and canopy

City Hall has regulations for hawkers. On 1.1.16, it presses petty traders to have canopies or large umbrellas, each costing over RM200. Those on sidecars have difficulties carrying the large object. City Hall must reconsider various aspects including business being not so good.