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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Trump, "talking is not the answer. "

On August 29, 2017, North Korea fired a missile over Japan. PM Abe calls it "unprecedented, serious and a grave threat". The UN condemns it as "outrageous". Trump tweets, "talking is not the answer". His Defence Secretary Mattis considers, "we are never out of diplomatic solutions". Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un plans his next step.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Merdeka Day


Happy Merdeka Day


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Trump sees for himself the havoc caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas with over 30 thousand people evacuated and so far 9 dead and an estimate of at least US$20 (? US$40) billion losses. Does he think climate change is important?


Missile over Japan

North Korea fired a missile over Japan. While Prime Minister Abe says it is a threat to Japan, America insists it is not a threat to the US.


Monday, August 28, 2017

AnakAnakMalaysia Walk

Yesterday, thousands took part in the AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2017 for unity. All hope that leaders truly care about unity in the country.


World Badminton Championship

The World Badminton Championship showed the excitement, expectations and disappointments. China won 2 golds, Denmark 1, Indonesia 1 and Japan 1. Viktor Axelsen denied Lin Dan a sixth gold. Chong Wei was out in the first round.  But women's single, Okuhara against Sindhu 21-19, 20-22, 22-20, showed endurance, determination and skills. Malaysia must get it right.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

SEA Games

Malaysia emerges top of the medal tally in the KL SEA Games with 219 medals. Three cheers to all the members of the Malaysian contingent.


Manchester United 2,0 Leicester

In the English Premier League this season, Manchester United 2:1Leicester, winning three consecutive matches. 
Good spirit. The manager, Mourinho,  knows it is early in the season.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Greater efforts against corruption

Anti-Corruption Deputy Commissioner talks about amending Anti-Corruption Commission Act and presenting Corporate Liability Bill to deal with corrupt civil servants and corporate executives. The most important thing is the Commissioner must be independent.


North Korea 3 short-range missiles

North Korea fired three short-range missiles. Will US responds? Much ado about nothing?


The good and bad things in IT

As Merdeka Day approaches, we look back at the good and bad things in information technology. Complications such as hacking, cheating and the avoidance of social activities are obvious. How do we solve them?


Friday, August 25, 2017

Malaysia is one of America's closest partners

Trump describes Malaysia as one of America's closest partners, inviting Najib to White House on 12 September, 2017. Trump has taken America out of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), affecting 11 nations including Malaysia. US Department of Justice is investigating 1MDB.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Youth tend to be more open.

Election Commission Chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah says, "Youth voters tend to be more open. They will evaluate current affairs, political leaders. and parties from time to time to decide which party to support. "

They should have an easy access to true information including the actual work of an independent commission.


Indonesia flag upside down

At the 2017 SEA Games opening ceremony, Indonesian flag was upside down. Was it connected with hacking of websites? Multimedia Commission should investigate. Such type of cyber crimes is frequent.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

School discipline

Discipline of students in and out of schools may be complicated, reflecting the society. The Malaysian Education Ministry must explain how each case can be solved in a week. An extreme case of death by bullying?


Malaysian scientists

Perak Sultan says that scientists must play an important part in the progress of science and technology. This is correct. All especially the Government must be fair and reasonable. Some young and talented Malaysian scientists migrate to other countries.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

US and Afghanistan

The British suffered military defeat in Afghanistan and the Soviet Union left the country with the tail between the legs. US has been at war there for 16 years. Last year, Trump wanted America to leave. Today, he says that rapid exit from Afghanistan is unacceptable. The US left Iraq quickly, giving terrorists the chance to grow.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Killer robots

China, Russia, US and Israel are developing killer robots with military computer programmes to send missiles to targets such as submarines, missile sites and bases. Some campaign to ban them.


EPL Chelsea 2:1 Spurs

The top two teams last season showed their quality. Chelsea had a better luck, winning the match. Spurs tried very hard.


US and South Korea military exercise

North Koreea describes the big American and South Korea military exercise as pouring gasolene on fire. Is North Korea going to fire another missile?


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Kuala Lumpur SEA Games

The 2017 SEA Games is in Kuala Lumpur. How do we protect 15,000 participants from various countries? Are 8000 police on sites adequate? Are the warning system and protective measures full proof?


Saturday, August 19, 2017

The causes of bullying

Bullying until victims sustain grievous bodily harm is worrying. There are many factors. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir mentions four: nutrition, surroundings, technology and society. What is the solution?


Trump fires Bannon

The US White House takes decision that may affect the world. Trump fires his chief strategist Bannon who disagrees with his ambiguity on white supremacists. Ruling a country is different from running a business.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Foreign workers

Malaysian Government makes policies and takes action to deal with foreign workers for years. The more it does, the more complicated it becomes. Whatever progressive levy rate, the most important is being fair, effective and reasonable, getting rid of irregularities.


More terror attack

Terror attack continues. A van killed at least 13 in Barcelona. Condolences to the families of the victims.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Merdeka Day

We shall celebrate Merdeka Day. In our plural society, we continue our efforts to get rid of racialism in the plural society of Malaysia.


White supremacists

Racialism causes anger. Trump's ambiguity on white supremacists make people angry.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Modern animal husbandry and antibiotics.

Modern animal husbandry such as poultry, pig and cattle farmings uses anibiotics. This gives rise to harmful resistant bacteria. Media reports the increase in the use of antibiotcs in Asian farms including those in China. This is worrying. What is the situation in America, Australia and Europe?


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

North Korea Guam threat

Kim Jong-un has threatened missile strikes on Guam. Now, he holds the fire, watching Trump. Any chance of a peaceful negotiation?


Cyber harassment

From January to July, 2017, Communications and Multimedia Commission received 1150 complaints such as concerning cyber harassment, bully and cheating. The commission and the police must monitor and surfers have to be vigilant.


Now Trump says white supremacists

Finally, Trump says that White Supremacists cause havoc. Two of his advisers have resigned because he hesitated.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Cross cultural communications

Datuk Seri Zahid talks about cross cultural communications and the avoidance of racial division in our plural society.

The priority should be for Malaysian leaders to avoid sensitive racial and religious issues.


Cyber crimes cost billions

Cyber crimes are rampant. They may cost the world tens of billions of dollars a year. US$80 billion? All must be vigilant.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Violence in Virgenia, US.

In Charlottesville, Virginia, US, three were killed. There were rallies, white supremacists, fascists and non-fascists.  Trump says that egregious hatred, bigotry and violence are on many sides. Racial violence goes on.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fipronil in eggs

Egg scandal in Europe affects over 15 countries such as the big producer, the Netherland. Tainted eggs contain fipronil that may damage kidney, liver and thyroid glands. It was used to kill lice and ticks on chicken. Are eggs in Malaysia safe?


Friday, August 11, 2017

Veteran Annuity Scheme

Deputy Defence Minister presented Armed Forces Fund (Amendment) Bill in the Dewan Rakyat to set up Veteran Annuity Scheme. The armed forces defend the country. We look after them. We must make sure that clean and skillful persons are appointed to run the scheme.


Immunotherapy for diabetes

There are millions of diabetics. English scientists are experimenting on immunotherapy to treat Type 1 diabetes. This is news. But it will take years.


Stronger words from Trump

Trump says stronger words against Kim who is preparing missiles to strike near Guam. Trump utters, "Things will happen to them they (North Koreans) never thought possible. "


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Legalize marihuana

Canada will legalize marihuana. A study shows that the country may increase her income by US$22.6 billion.


Condolences to the family of Kerk Kim Hock

Condolences to the family of Kerk Kim Hock


Palace of Culture

The Minister of Culture is happy with cultural centres in Malaysia. We hope that he can tell us whether the maintenance and the facilities in Istana Budaya, are of world standard.

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More threats from Trump and Kim

Kim Jong-un considers a missile strike near Guam, US. Trump will meet it with fire and fury. Then?


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

All aspects of Malaysian music

Our neighbours such as Indonesia and Thailand are active in various aspects of music. Can Culture Minister and Multimedia Minister explain where does Malaysian music stand compared with our neighbours?





Monday, August 07, 2017

Quantum computer in 5 years

Scientists are testing quantum technology such as in a Chinese satellite.  Will the world have quantum computers in five years?


More sanctions on North Korea

There are more UN sanctions and threats from Trump on North Korea. Will Kim Jong-un be willing to talk.


Senior citizens in Malaysia

Deputy Welfare Minister has told the House many measures to enforce Malaysian national policy and action plan for senior citizens who are healthy and capable and the reverse.  We need continuous monitoring.


Handphone and computer

Handphones are universal. Addiction to them causes problems. They may affect the wellbeing such as confidence of children.


Sunday, August 06, 2017

Hiroshima atom Bomb

72 years ago, the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Hundreds of thousands suffered. Nuclear bomb is horrific. The world must never allow it to be used again.


US officially withraws from Paris Agreement

The US Vice-President Mike Pence has officially withdrawn US from the Paris Agreement. While Trump does not believe in climate change, the world does.


Saturday, August 05, 2017

Sixth Form, Matriculation and A Level

The results of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) take six months to be announced. There are Sixth Form, Matriculations and A Level after the SPM. Higher Education Minister must review how these affect the future of Malaysian youths.


Friday, August 04, 2017

Dengue 328 persons per 100000 population

Health Minister has told the House that there are over 328 persons infected with dengue for every 100000 population. Despite Special Task Force, e-dengue, mass anti-Aedes campaign and education, Aedes mosquitoes thrive and dengue spreads.


Thursday, August 03, 2017

82 million trees

Environment Minister has told the House that the authorities have planted 82 million trees in Malaysia including 5.5 million in 2016. How many will continue to grow?


27 Teachers' Training Institutes

Education Minister has confirmed in the House that 27 Teachers' Training Institutes Malaysia will become Vocational Colleges and Polytechnics. The minister must make sure that the quality of these colleges is high.


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Tillerson, just wants to talk

Trump warns that he will take strong action against North Korea. Tillerson says US and North Korea are not enemies. He does not want a regime change, but a dialogue. To whom does Kim jung-un listen?


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

110 eco-forests

The Environment Minister has told the House that there are 110 eco-forests which can attract tourists. These include the forest of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong . They need effective monitoring and cooperation of the states.


More firing in the White House

As North Korea fires missiles, there is another firing in the US White House. The new Chief of Staff, Kelly,  fires the new Communications Director Scaramucci.