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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Genetically modified organism, GMO.

The Malaysian Government has BioSecurity Act, Technical Committee and BioSecurity Board to approve import of GMOs, including rice, soya and corn. These are genetically modified organisms. As GMOs have effects on human beings, animals and plants, we hope that people pay attention.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Finance Ministry rejects claims to pay back GST

Finance Ministry rejects the RM800 million claims for the pay back of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because they do not fulfil criteria. We hope that the ministry helps tax payers reasonably.


Monday, March 28, 2016

e-Commerce in Malaysia

Now, Malaysians spend about RM13.6 million in e-commerce. In 10 years, the trade may be more than RM2 billion a year. We need to prevent fraud and other types of crimes.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

The mystery of China's stock market

The share market in China is different from that in Hong Kong, New York and London. We don't see many private companies in the market, laws on stock market need to be tightened and the registration system must be improved. Investors ought to be very careful.


The calligraphy, curry favour

The calligraphy is a quotation from the History of the Sung Dynasty, 1000 years, and quotations of similar meanings are found in Yang Xiong, Han Dynasty, over 2000 years. It means buttering up a person in power for benefits. In theory, a person should not lick another's boots. In reality, the society is complicated.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Traffic accidents in Malaysia

Can or will Malaysia reduce cases of traffic accidents. In 2015, the police recorded 489606 cases with 6193 deaths. Will all make an effort?


Friday, March 25, 2016

Yohan Cruyff passed away

Condolences to the family of Yohan Cruyff, who  passed,away because of lung cancer. He was 68. He was one of the best footballers in the world.


More IS suspects detained in Malaysia

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid said the police have detained another 15 IS suspects including a policewoman. So far, 177 militants have been arrested. We need reliable intelligence to pick up suspects before they explode their bombs in Malaysia.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cancer scan with radioactive dye

Professor Mahanna of the University of Birmingham, England, uses cancer scan with radioactive dye to trace cancer cells in the neck and head, and posdibly the whole body. It works initially. We hope that it will help patients.


Bank Negara Governor independent

Tan Sri Zeti says Bank Negara Governor must be independent. He or she cannot be friendly with the Prime Minister. Malaysia must make sure that the above-stated Governor is truly not influenced by anybody.


In Malaysia about 2000 children are missing a year

About 2000 children a year are missing in Malaysia. 90% are found, the fate of 10% being unknown. Police should help. Parents must take care.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Will terror attack happens in Malaysia

Can attacks as seen in Paris and Brussels occur in Malaysia? We should be always on our toes. The nation needs good intelligence. Terrorists concentrate on busy areas such as train stations and places where tourists congregate. The country has about 25 million tourists a year.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Kedah and Perlis schools close for two days

Schools in Kedah and Perlis states are closed for two days because of the heat waves. Other states wait for the decision of the Malaysian Education Ministry. Will the temperature go down?


Schools and heat waves

Will Malaysian schools be closed because of heat waves? Apparently, if the temperature touches 39° Celsius, the authorities will act. Teachers and parents are concerned: reduce outdoor activities.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Calligraphy, drive out evil and usher in good

The calligraphy is a quotation from History of Jin Dynasty by Fang Xuanling et al, Tang Dynasty, meaning driving out evil and ushering in good. Evil includes corruption, irregulatities and poor management. Good comprises rule of law, integrity and transparency.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Heat waves in Malaysia

We have floods and dry spells. If a region shows a temperature of 40° Celsius for 7 days, the Government will declare an emergency. We reduce outdoor activities.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Bank Negara Governor must be independent.

Malaysia needs an independent and credible Bank Negara Governor, having a sound monetary policy. We really look forward to whoever replaces  Tan Sri Zeti not to be manipulated by any political party.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Terror attacks in Angkara

Condolences to the families of 37 victims of terror attacks in Angkara, Turkey.


Malaysia imports RM45.387 billion food

Can Malaysia be self-sufficient in food?  Agriculture Minister Dato' Seri Ahmad Shabery says Malaysia supplies only 20% of milk and beef in the country. Even poultry, the feed such as corn is imported. To plant enough corn and nadia (for milk) as feedmeal needs 400,000 hectares of land.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Calligraphy, action to stir emotion

The calligraphy is a quotation from a novel, Ru Lin Wai Shi, Qing dynasty, meaning action to stir people's emotion. Tun Mahathir wants to depose Datuk Seri Najib, rubbing shoulders with the Opposition. He leads Citizens' Declaration on 4 March, 2016 and People's Congress 2016 on 27 March, 2016, stirring up emotion among people and providing food for thought.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Green energy

Can Malaysia's energy be green? The Royal Address mentions green growth. The Government must give the actual figures. Is it true that in the total energy genetation of over 19, 000 MW, about 63% are from gas, 21 coal, 10% hydro and 1% renewable energy? The 2015 target for renewable energy was 5%.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Can Malaysia always safeguard national interests?  The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, in his Royal Address, says that Malaysia signs the TPPA for a bigger market with Gross Domestic Products of RM27 trillion. We need efficiency, transparency and accountability.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Malaysia 18 terrorist organizations.

Malaysian Government has identified 18 organizations and groups as terrorist organizations including IS (Daesh), Liberlation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Boko Haram and Abu Sayyap Group (ASG). All must be alert.


Domestic Trade Ministry and price increase

The Deputy Domestic Trade Minister did not answer clearly in the House whether price hike of goods is in the hand of God. We hope that about 2000 enforcement officers have integrity and discipline.


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

MH370 tragedy

Today, the House remembers the MH370 tragedy especially the victims' families. The aircraft went down the South Indian Ocean two years ago. Let the teams from Malaysia, Australia and China find the wreckage.

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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day


Email inventor

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson died aged 74. There are over 200 billion email messages a daily.


Monday, March 07, 2016

Tighten security laws

Today, the King, in his address, says that Malaysia will tighten laws and add security assets to maintain peace. We must look after the security. Don't abuse the laws.


Football, Liverpool had luck

English Premier League: Liverpool manager Klobb smiled with Liverpool 2:1 Chrystal Palace. He had tactics with 10 men and luck. His striker Benteke was in Palace's penalty area. But, Palace defender Delaney's knee touched his foot, he fell. He converted the penalty.


Saturday, March 05, 2016

Nepal security guards

Let Datuk Seri Zahid tell Malaysians the part played by the police in the monopoly of Nepal security guards. Are they trained? Do they actually reduce crimes? Will they replace the police?


Calligraphy, a thunderous atmosphere that threatens

The calligraphy is a quotation from a book Qi Ying Bu by an anonymous writer in the Yuan Dynasty, meaning a thunderous atmosphere that threatens. Using public funds, we must be transparent and accountable. Otherwise, the voice of dissent may be deafening.

Tun Mahathir seems to be angry with the issue of 1MDB and political donations. He failed to unseat Datuk Seri Najib in Umno and left the party. He is hand in hand with opposition members,forming a front with thunderous atmostphere that threatens.


Friday, March 04, 2016

Tun Mahathir underestimated Datuk Seri Najib

Since Tun Mahathir has stopped being Prime Minister from 2003, I have rarely commented on his political action. This time, he has underestimated Datuk Seri Najib, failing to depose the latter and leaving Umno for the second time. Using public fund, Najib must show transparency and accountability.


Thursday, March 03, 2016

Are prices of goods in the hand of God

Are prices of goods in the hand of God?  The ekonomi is uncertain and the prices of goods go up. We hear that factors such as excise duties and GST cause the increase in prices. We bope that the Government look at it seriously.


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Education is for all

Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir says that it is in classrooms where nationhood begins. Leaders often make similar statements. Education is for all. We have to ensure that no political party misuses schools and universities.