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Saturday, February 27, 2016

FIFA, the football governing body.

FIFA has a new president, Gianni Infantino, a Swiss of Italian descent. Football fans hope that he has integrity, being able to solve problems left by ex-president, Sepp Blatter.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Calligraphy means talents without parallel

The calligraphy shows a quotation from a literary giant Su Shi, Song Dynasty over 1000 years. It means talents without parallel. Malaysia wants to promote talents. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris repeats MyMaster programme with 15,000 scholarships and MyPhD programme with 5000 scholarships. The revised 2016 allocation for these programmes is RM300 million. There are 20 scholarships for students with the best SPM results to go to universities anywhere in the world. Lets hope that the selection of candidates for scholarships is fair and international standard is achieved. How did America attract Einstein?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Europa League, FA Cup and Manchester United

In Europa Cup, Manchester United 1:2 Midtjyllan; FA Cup, MU 3:0 Shrewsbury. The defeat by the Danish club puts MU manager van Gaal under pressure. The win over Shrewsbury relieves slightly the pressure.


Illegal motorcycle racers

Federal Territory Minister Ku Nan talks about closing some roads in Kuala Lumpur to let mat rempits race legally. Please listen to public opinions.


Australia issues terror alert for nationals in Malaysia

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid must show Australia and other countries the ability always to prevent terror attacks.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 Kepong Carnival

We welcome all to Kepong Carnival in front of Public Bank, 7th Mile Kepong, from 6 pm to 11 pm on 28 February, 2016.

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Terror attacks in Kuala Lumpur

Will IS attack Kuala Lumpur? Australia has issued terror alert to its nationals in Kuala Lumpur. The KL Police Chief Datuk Tajudin says the city is safe. We hope all concerned especially the police and the army try their best to prevent terror attacks.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Bad Internet massages

The Government continues to talk about laws to control the Internet to prevent bad messages. What is powerful for good is also powerful for evil. Malaysians want the freedom to tell the truth.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

UK Prime Minister renegotiated with EU

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron held a special Cabinet meeting today, Saturday, to discuss the issue of UK's special status in European Union after negotiation. British people will vote in a referendum on 23.6.2016 to decide on whether to remain in EU. Cameron says the UK has a better future in a reformed EU.


The issue of immigrant workers has been for years

All fields require workers. For many years, Malaysia has had millions of foreign workers. Recently, the Government announced approving 1.5 million workers from Bangladesh in the next three years. We can neither make head nor tail of this. Now, Minister of Human Resources, Datuk Riot, says that he does not know the number and that it depends on the requests from factories, plantations and businesses. The Government must overcome bureaucracy, unreasonable payments and attitude towards those who need workers.


Friday, February 19, 2016

US presidential primaries

Republican candidate Donald Trump wants to build walls along US-Mexico border, to stop Mexicans entering America ilegally. Pope Francis says that this is not Christian. Trump replies that the remark is disgraceful.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A messaging centre in KL

Yesterday, Datuk Seri Zahid met UK minister Philip Dunne in Kuala Lumpur and talked of international cooperation to fight IS or Daesh and setting up messaging centre to combat extremist views such as IS's messages in cyberspace. Lets hope that no more Malaysians will join IS.


Monday, February 15, 2016

Online register for illegal immigrants

The Director-General of Immigration Department Datuk Sarki says that online register for illegal immigrants is RM1200 a person. If other costs such as visa and permit are included, an employer may have to pay over RM3000. The Government appoints two companies and one consortium (three companies) to manage the registration. The people feel that it creates chances for the companies. How many millions of illegal immigrants in the country?


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Conflict in Syria

In 15 years, America spends possibly USD5 or 6 trillion, including occupation of Iraq and support for anti-Assad groups. Now, US Secretary of State, Kerry, believes that the war in Syria can only be solved through politics.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Single pricing policy in Malaysia

The Malaysian Government may consider a single pricing policy. If it is done fairly, Malaysians may see reasonable prices for goods and services. All concerned especially 2000 enforcement officers must play their parts.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

US-ASEAN ties Summit

Datuk Seri Najib attends the US-ASEAN Summit in Los Angelis. The total trade between America and ASEAN is about USD240 billion a year, America and Malaysia US12 billion; between China and ASEAN USD500 bilion and China and Malaysia USD100 billion. Malaysia needs to enhance good relations with countries such as America and China.


Bring in 1.5 million Bangladesh workers

Datuk Seri Zahid defends the decision to bring in1.5 million Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia within 3 years. He must let us know the plan to solve various problems connected with legal or illegal foreign workers.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Maintenance of hospital equipment

The Malaysian Health Ministry must look into the maintenance of equipment in hospitals. For example, in Selayang, one of the leading hospitals, the angiogram (a machine to examine blood vessels) has been out of order for a year. Please do something about it.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The calligraphy means replacing bad with good things

The calligraphy is a quotation from Su shi of the Sung Dynasty, meaning replacing bad things with good ones willingly. The Year of the Monkey changes the old with the new. It should get rid of bad practices such as seen in 1MDB.


Foreign workers

The Governments of Malaysia and Bangladesh arrange for 1.5 million persons to work in this country. Now, we have 2.2 million legal workers and unknown number of illegals (possibly 8 or 10 million). This issue is very complicated.


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The price of goods under Price Control Scheme

Datuk Seri Najib reminds all businessmen to follow the price of 13 types of goods including chicken listed under the Price Control Scheme. We hope that over 2000 enforcement officers of the Government take effective action.


Monday, February 08, 2016

North Korea rocket launch

North Korea says that it launched a rocket carrying a satellite for peaceful use of space. On the other hand, America, Japan and South Korea suspect that the country tested a ballistic missile to carry nuclear warhead. The United Nations condemns the North Korean launch.


Saturday, February 06, 2016

Happy New Year

The Year of the Lamb saw much turmoils. Lets hope the Year of the Monkey ushers in peace and prosperity.


Thursday, February 04, 2016

German engineering degrees & students on scholarship

The Government must explain the types of German engineering degrees which are not recognized in Malaysia? We understand that since the 90s over 650 students on scholarships went to Swabian University, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, for special engineering programme. Are there other programmes?


World Cancer Day

Cancer does not care who you are or what you are. World Health Organization says that in 2012, 8.2 million people died of cancer. Each year, there are 14 million new cases in the world. The number increases. Support cancer research.


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

World Health Organization and Zika

WHO declares Zika virus an international public health emergency. It suspects that the virus damages babies' brain and that four million people are infected. Aedes mosquitoes carry Dengue and Zika viruses. Malaysia must eradicate Aedes effectively. Prevent Zika from coming to the country.