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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Diesel and petrol price

The Malaysian Domestic Trade Ministry must explain how it monitors the price of diesel and petrol.


Trump and NATO

NATO Secretary-General Jen Stolttenberg tries to answer questions on President Trump who says NATO has become obsolete. What will Trump do?


Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump defends his travel ban

Trump defends travel ban against Muslims from 7 countries. Many face difficulties at American airports. We see more protests and court actions against Trump's order.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trump's one executive order

A US judge has temporarily halted one of Trump's executive orders that imposes travel ban on citizens of 7 countries. This order does not affect Malaysia. But it causes an uproar.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trump's wall

US President Trump telephoned Mexican President Nieto. They did not disclose the contents of their conversation on Trump's wall. If Trump goes ahead, Americans may have to pay.


Now Trump supports NATO

After meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May, President Trump stressed the special relationship between America and Britain. They walked out of the meeting room holding hands. Now, Trump says he strongly supports NATO. What do NATO leaders think?


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year

Calligraphy means happiness and good fortune. Happy New Year


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Immigration enforcement cards

Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali wants to use enforcement cards to register illegal foreign workers who have employers. He can help to eradicate illegal practices.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The new US Secretary of State

Trump has nominated Rex W Tillerson as the new US Secretary of State. This Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Mobil was awarded Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin in 2013.

Tillerson is against China's activity in South China Sea. China has responded firmly. What are the consequences?


Trump terminates TPPA

Trump has terminated Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Countries such as Malaysia need Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).


Monday, January 23, 2017

President Joko and forest fires

Imdonesian President Joko wants to prevent forest and plantation fires. We hope his action is effective in reducing haze.


Trump's multiple challenges

Trump challenges China, Canada, Mexico and the media. His performance fluctuates.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trump rejects TPPA

President Trump rejects Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Previously, Datuk Seri Mustapha took pain to explain TPPA with Malaysia as a member. How does Malaysia form Free Trade Association (FTA) instead?


Trump believes in CIA

President Trump says that he believes in American intelligence agencies such as CIA. His performance including tweet messages fluctuates.


Temporary passes for illegal workers

The issue of foreign labour makes people unhappy. The Government allows temporary passes for illegal workers. How will these passes be managed fairly and effectively?


Saturday, January 21, 2017

America great

President Trump wants to make America great. What happens to the rest of the world? We watch.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Woeld Economic Forum, Davos.

President Xi Chin Peng defends economic globalization and free trade at the World Economic Forum, Davos. Donald Trump, who is sworn in as US President today, takes a different stand.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Plight of doctors, dentists and pharmacists in Malaysia

We have debated in Parliament on the plight of doctors, dentists and pharmacists in Malaysia as the 2017 budget gives an allocation for employing them on contracts. The mind-boggling fact is: there are 32 medical colleges in the country which also recognizes medical degrees from 375 medical colleges in 34 countries.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Malaysian schools

Datuk Seri Mahdzir wants more targetted interventions on Malaysian schools. We hope that these are reasonable. He should intervene to ensure that schools get their allocations.


No more free rides on Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line

As there are no more free rides on Sungai-Buloh-Kajang Mass Rapid Transit (Malaysian MRT) line, we hope that the fares are reasonable and that all things including the gates are maintained well.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Internet economy

Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Salldh talks about amending cyber laws to create an environment for internet economy. Cyber security should be a priority. How safe are data bases?


Illegal clearing of land in Cameron Highlands

There is a report of an illegal clearing of about 1000 hectares of land in Cameron Highlands. The Ministry of Environment and the State Govrrnment must explain.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

President Obama's final speech

Listening to President Obama's final speech to the nation in Chicago, we hear such things as the state of democracy, peaceful transfer of power and America is a better, stronger place. He should look at the effects of his presidency on the world.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Disrespect invites disrespect

Meryl Streep is one of the great Holywood actresses. During Golden Globes award, she referred to Trump, saying disrespect invites disrespect and violence incites violence. Trump responded, branding her over-rated and a Hillary flunky who lost big.


Breakfast controversy

Controversy about breakfast continues. We eat breakfast, spending about 10 minutes and taking foods such as nuts, fibres and protein, not too much carbohydrate.


Monday, January 09, 2017

RM200 billion port city project in Carey Island

As memory of  RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zond (PKFZ) lingers, media report on Port City Project in Carey Island, near Klang, makes people wonder. Will it be implemented according to international standards with accountability?


10 years of smartphones

After the late Steve Jobs introduced smartphones 10 years ago, 2.1 billion people are using them. They may want to send more meaningful things.


Sunday, January 08, 2017

Artificial intelligence and deep learning

Artificial intelligence with deep learning and gadgets such as robots and drones are seen in many human activities, not just in industry and business. They take over human activities with implications.


Friday, January 06, 2017

US intelligence chiefs say Russia hacked

US intelligence chiefs say Russia hacked during the presidential election. Russi denies. Trump does not blame Russia. He is going to meet intelligence agencies.


Busy road and dementia

A Canadian study shows that people who live near busy roads are 12% more likely to get dementia. We need to study it carefully.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Oil spill in Malaysia

We must make sure that the oil spill, due to the collition of two tankers in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, will not be an environmental disaster.


Wild elephants in Malaysia

How many wild elephants are in Malaysia? How many are poached? Datuk Lingham, Sabah, talks about bounty against poachers of pygmy elephants. Poachers kill about 20,000 African elephants a year. Hence, China bans ivory trade.


Flood victims in Kdlantan and Terengganu

Flood victims in Kelantan, Terengganu and other states hope that Malaysian federal and state governments concerned give effective relief services.


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Levy of foreign workers

Datuk Seri Zahir says that employers must be fully responsible for paying levy of foreign workers. He must make sure that all are fair and just.


Monday, January 02, 2017

UN Secretary-General

As United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon tried his best. Since New Year Day, Antonio Guterres oc Portugal has taken over. "Let us resolve to put peace first," says Guterres.


The danger of superbugs

The danger of superbugs, bacteria resistant to antibiotics, is getting worse. Some people continue to abuse these drugs.


Condolences to families of Istanbul victims

Condolences to the families of over 39 victims of terrorist attack at a night club, Istanbul, Turkey, on New Year eve. Let Malaysia prevent such type of terrorism.


Sunday, January 01, 2017

UN supports Syrian ceasefire

The United Nations Organization supports the ceasefire in Syria. We hope that it holds.


General election in Malaysia.

Some are guessing the date of general election in Malaysia. April this year 2017 is an assumption. The fate of the nation is important.


China ban ivory trade

China bans ivory trade. Will it save African elephants, 20,000 of which are killed a year?