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Monday, July 31, 2017

Heavy school bags

Malaysian school children carry bags that can be up to 10 Kg. There are many reasons such as the curriculum and the ministry pondering over the attitude of parents. Can the ministry look into the problem again?


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump accuses, praises and attacks

In the past few months, Trump accused China and praised Xi Jin-ping. Yesterday, North Korea fired a misdile. He attacks Xi who ignores his tweets.


National debt RM685.1 billion

Malaysian national debt is RM685.1 billion or 52.3% Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It must not be over 55%. The total amount of government bonds held by non-residents such as Middle East,  Europe and United States is 25.7%. This is of concern.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

More North Korean missiles

As North Korea fires more missiles, there is more changing of the guards in the White House such as the Chief of Staff and the Press Secretary.


Friday, July 28, 2017


Trump promises to repeal Obamacare. Yesterday, US Senate rejected his third attempt.


US Congress resolves on Russian sanctions

The US Conress resolves to impose further sanctions on Russia. How does Trump respond?


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trump can be more presidential

Trump says except for Abraham Lincoln, he can be more presidential than any president who has held the US office.


Sperm count

Media reports that sperm count among men in indusrialized countries is 'reduced by 40%'. Meaning? 


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill

The Welfare Minister has told the House that in domestic violence cases 74% of the victims are women and 26% are men. The Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill is meant to protect men and women.


Rabies in Sarawak

Today, in Parliament when Health Minister anwered a question from Sibu member on five deaths due to rabies in Sarawak, emotion ran high. Some believe that there is shortage of vaccines and that the measures by the ministry are not good enough. We hope that the authorities enhance the ways with which to handle the situation.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill

The House debates the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill to enhance the protection for a victim. We hope that the enforcement is effective.


MRT project

Datuk Seri Najib tells the House that Malaysian MRT project follows the schedule and so far the Goverment saves RM2 billion. He must create transparency.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Martial law in Mindanao

Philippines Congress and Senate approve Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao to December 31, 2017 to fight IS or Daesh. Malaysian terrorists were killed in the present campaign.

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Integrity values

There is a suggestion to absorb values of integrity and anti-corruption into university courses. Inculcating these values is important. Leaders must show examples.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Turbulent White House

Trump ushers in a turbulent White House. Now, Press Secretary Sean Spicer quits and Anthony Scaramucci directs Communications.


Friday, July 21, 2017

North and South Koreas

North Korea accepts the invitation by South Korea for a military talk. Expectaions?


Thursday, July 20, 2017


According to a leading medical journal in UK, The Lancet, changes of life stlye such as active physically and mentally can prevent at least one in three cases of dementia.


Son of Trump

The son and son-in-law of Trump will appear in front of the US Senate Judiciary Committee. What did they do?


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Trump, travel ban dan repeal of Obamacare

Trump continues to try to impose travel ban and to repeal Obamacare that benefits 20 million Americans. He faces an uphill task. Does he have a chance of getting them through?


Monday, July 17, 2017

North and South Koreas

South Korea proposes a bilateral military talk with North Korea. If the latter accepts,  talking may reduce the tension.


MRT Second Stage

The second stage of the Sungai Buluh-Kajang MRT is open. MRT must provide good service to passengers.


Federa won eighth Wimbledon tennis title

Federa of Switzerland has won his eighth
Wimbledon tennis title at 36. He has broken the record. He believes he can do it. His opponent in the final yesterday was Cilic from Croatia. He tried his best.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Russia probe on Trump

Trump appoints Ty Cobb as his special counsel to manage Russia probe that has become interesting as his son met a Russian lawyer and a former Russian inrelligence officer during the 2016 presidential election.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university rankings 2018

Seven Malaysian universities have been listed in the QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 (years old) 2018 such as University Putra at 15th. Datuk Seri Idris should also look at the allocation and the quality of research.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fantastic White House mood

Trump administration is probed continuously for Russian involvement in his presidential campaign. But he describes the mood in the White House as fantastic.


TPPA meeing in Japan

After Trump has taken the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPPA, 11 members including Malaysia meet in Japan. The direction has changed.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

emails of Trump junior

Trump says that his son is transparent, revealing documents from a Russian who offered documents against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US presidential election.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

World Population Day

On this World Population Day, World Population is 7.6 billion. With better health care, people live longer.


1052 world heritage sites

The Ministry of Natural Resources must review all aspects of the 600-hectare Forest Research Institute park which it has applied to the United Nations to be listed as a world heritage.


Monday, July 10, 2017

IS terrorists from Mosul and Raqqa



Sunday, July 09, 2017

Putin and Trump form a cybersecurity unit

Trump talks about he and Putin proposing to form a cybersecurity unit to prevent hacking. What does it mean?


IS driven out of Mosul, Iraq.

Iraqi army has driven IS out of Mosul. But, most places in the city are destroyed. IS terrorist activities are in many parts of the world.


G20,Trump's wonderful success

Trump claims that G20 summit is a wonderful success with no climate deal and with his commitment on fossil fuel.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

G20 Summit in Hamburg

19 world leaders in the G20 summit try to persuade Trump on climate change and trade. He has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, insisting on America first. Will he compromise?



We are against cruelty and torture. We hope that the Government will ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT).


Friday, July 07, 2017

IT harassment

Information Technology has good and bad things. Harassment such as sexual is a serious problem. Can Malaysian Multimedia Commission do something?


Thursday, July 06, 2017

The US will use force on North korea

After North Korea tested intercontinental ballistic missile, the US says it will use force. North Korea aims thousands of huge guns and hundreds of missiles on South Korea and Japan.


Rabies in Serian, Sarawak.

Two of the three children with rabies have died. The authorities are vaccinating dogs and cats in affected area. From where does the virus come?


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

US confirms North Korean ICBM

The United States of America has confirmed that North Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach mainland America. What next?


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

illegal siphoning of subsidised diesel

Irregularities occur with subsidised items such as rice and diesel. Malaysia loses billions through the years. Now, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Royal Malaysian Navy and police have launched Ops Padu to prevent ships from illegal diesel siphoning. Will it be effective?


President Macron

Yesterday, many French members went to parliament in buses. President Macron has the majority, presenting his vision to re-invigorate France.


Monday, July 03, 2017

Rankings of universities

In the QS University Rankings, University of Malaya is above 150. An important factor is research. But, the Government has reduced research allocation.


Sunday, July 02, 2017

Trump and his media tirade

Trump says, "My use of social media is not presidential? I'm modern day presidential. Make America great again. " There will be more twitter tirade, attacking nations, media and individuals.


Saturday, July 01, 2017

Trump loses patience with North Korea

Trump says that United States patience with North Korea is over, calling on allies to impose (more) sanctions on the country. He puts more pressure on China.


Hong Kong

United Kingdom handed Hong Kong to China 20 years ago. As Xi Jin-ping swears in Carrie Lam as the first woman to be Chief Executive of the territory, there are spectacular celebrations and pro-democracy prorests. Xi keeps smiling.