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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Modified Wonnacry

Another global cyber attack is first seen in Ukraine and Russia, then Europe and United States. The criminals ask for ransom.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Theresa gives US$1.8 bn

Theresa May reaches a deal with Democratic Unionist Party.  Northern Ireland receives £1 billion. Scotland and Wales are watching. Does it mean she will be able to get things through Parliament?


Cyber capabilities

Countries such as United States and Russia invest in cyber capabilities. It is a hybrid war. There have been allegations that in Ausgust 2016 Russia interfered with US presidential election. US Congress and Senate have been dealing with the allegations.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

UK Government, fire safety test

After the Grenfell inferno, United Kingdom Government carries out fire safety test. Hitherto,  it has found that 60 tower blocks out of 600 involving 25 local authorities have failed the test. How many Malaysian tower blocks are safe?


Saturday, June 24, 2017

4000 Londoners evacuated.

Will Grenfell inferno happen in Malaysia? The authorities have evacuated five London tower blocks that have similar cladding as Grenfell. The inferno killed at least 79 people.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Trump wants unilateral action

Despite, the rhetoric of Trump to take unilateral action against North Korea, his Secretary of State has called on China to stop North Korea having nuclear weapon.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cladding on tower blocks

Theresa May says that there are 600 tower blocks with inflammable cladding in England as seen on Grenfell Tower in West London. The Grenfell inferno killed at least 79 people. How many tower blocks in Malaysia have similar cladding?


The Queen's speech, UK.

Theresa May has managed to present the Queen's speech in UK parliament, listing Brexit bills. Negotiations to leave European Union are complicated. The annual trade between EU and UK is US$660 billion.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV)

As acting chairman of FGV, we hope that Tan Sri Sulaiman will be able to help overcome the crisis. Get Felda back to the original objective of helping people.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Terrorist attack at Finsbury Park mosque

A terrorist drove a white van into the crowd of worshippers in front of Finsbury Park mosque, North London. We condemn the attack on Muslims.


Macron and majority in French National Assembly

President Macron's one-year-old party, LREM,  has won 355 out of 577 seats in the French National Assembly. He has made history and a march into the unknown.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

More women

In the celebration of 100th anniversary of Chung Ling High School, we see many girls. Women outnumber men in the teaching profession and universities.


Trump investigated

Trump is investigated for sacking FBI director Comey in connection with Russia inquiry. He insists that it is a witch hunt. What next?


Friday, June 16, 2017

North Korea and ransomware attack

There is talk of North Korea hacker carrying out the ransomware attack, affecting many nations. It is not easy to find evidence.


Qatar buys fighter jets from US

Media reportsv that Qatar has signed a contract to buy figher jets from US worth US$12 billion. Does it mean that Gulf countries can stop the blockade on the country?


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Full inquiry on Grenfell inferno

Theresa May has announced a full public inquiry of the Grenfell Tower inferno. At least 17 died.  We are interested in the findings.

There are tower blocks in Malaysia. Some such as Fadason in Kepong have inadequate fire safety measures.


Grenfell tower inferno

We sympathize with victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno, West London. At least 12 people died and many injured. We expect a full inquiry.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

London Grenfell Tower Block fire

Towering inferno engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell in West London. The block had multimillion renovations recently. At least six persons died and many injured. What was the cause?

Malaysia has many tower blocks. How safe are they from fire?


Friendly football match

Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron watched the match in Paris. Macron told May that France and Germany believed that European Union was open to Britain changing her heart on Brexit and returning to the fold. 


Monday, June 12, 2017

Twist and turn of politics

Theresa May must show grit to withstand the twist and turn after losing her parliamentary majority.


The objective of Felda

Felda has been formed to help people. Now, chaos occurs with Felda global activities. Get back to the true objective.


French election

Media reports that in the French election, President Macron's party, Republic on the Move (LREM),  has fielded 50% women and 50% men candidates for the 577 Assembly seats. Inevitable.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rafael Nadal won his 10th French Open

Roland Garros, Paris: Nadal (31,Spanish) beat Wawringka (Swiss)  6-2,6-3,6-1. The conditions were good for Nadal, dry and temperature 29 degree C. He was in form with powerful shots, full of spins. It was his 15th Grand Slam title.


Cyberspace is complicated

As the Government talks about cyber security legislation, Malaysians would like to know how it can effectively protect the people. The recent ransomware, WannaCry attack affected many nations such as the UK National Health Service.


Theresa May with 319 MPs

Theresa May is trying to form a minority government. Her Conservative Party has 319 seats. She attempts to get 10 DUP seats. What conessions will DUP demand?


Saturday, June 10, 2017

French Tennis Open

The 2017 French Open Tennis Championship.
Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) beat Simona Halep (Rumania) to become a young (20) champion. Her forehand strokes were powerful. The match was exciting. Halep lost her second Grand Slam final.

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Qatar blockade

Gulf countries accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism. Tillerson urges them to ease blockade of the country. But, Trump continues to accuse Qatar. Which countries encourage terrorists?


Friday, June 09, 2017

Vicissitude of politics

The British general election results show Conservative Party 318 seats, Labour Party 261 and other parties 57. Some people looked down on Labour's Jeremy Corbyn who did deliver. Such is the vicissitude of politics.


Comey, lies, plain and simple

James Comey has told the US Senate inquiry the reasons given by Trump for sacking him as head of FBI were 'lies--plain and simple'. White House has commented, 'Trump is vindicated'. The truth?

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Ocean pollution

The ocean is seriously polluted such as with billions of tonnes of plastic that poisons coral reefs, fish, birds, turtle and human.


Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Terror attacks Iran

Terror attacks at Parliament and Mausoleum Ayatollah Khomeini killed 12 persons and injured 42. Police shot dead 4 criminals. Condolences to families of the victims.


Tuesday, June 06, 2017

KWAP Pensions Fund

Datuk Seri Najib says that KWAP fund is RM125 billion. By 2050,it is forecast to increase to RM500 billion.

Actually, Malaysians hope that the management of the fund will always be effective, transparent and trustworthy.


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Police and army trained to fight terror attacks

The terror attack in London Bridge area killed 7 persons and injured 48. The police that are trained to fight such an attack arrived within 8 minutes and shot dead three suspects.  We hope that Malaysian police prevent these attacks effectively. 


European Champions League final, 3.6.17

The final in Cardiff, Wales, was exciting. Real became champion for the 12th time. Juventus did win the cup twice. Ronaldo scored twice; Reii9o8al manager, Zidane, smiled.


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London Bridge attack

London bridge area was attacked by terrorists, causing at least on dead and 20v injured. Gruesome.


Saturday, June 03, 2017

California, New York, Washington

Many states such as California, New York and Washington will fulfil the Paris Agreement. They don't care about Trump dumping the agreement.


Cost of Paris Agreement

Trump has dumped Paris Agreement on climate change. He claimed that it would have cost America US3 trillion lost of GDP and 65 million jobs. United Nations should come out with an estimate?


QS World University Rinking

The last report of the QS World University Ranking showed MIT, US,  as number 1 and University Malaya 133, out of over 3800 universities. Datuk Seri Idris says in the next report, Malaysian universities will do better. We hope so.


Friday, June 02, 2017

Trump wants lots of coal

Trump has support in America's coal states. He wants to produce more coal. On the other hand, 154 countries hope to increase their renewable energy such as solar.


Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement

Trump has withrawn from the Paris Agreement on climate change. He wants to renegotiate, putting America first.