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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Trump falling in love with Kim

Trump and Kim falling in love.

Foreign Minister of North Korea says in the United Nations that mistrust remains with the US. Meanwhile, Trump amuses his supporters, "Kim Jong-un and I fell in love."


Pantun, Natural Disasters

Palu tsunami.

On September 28, 2018, 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami destroyed thousands of buildings and killed thousand of people in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Over 200000 desperately need help.

The earth experiences disasters plentiful,
     Typhoons and wars cause sufferings;
Earthquake and tsunami devastated Palu,
  They destroyed lives and buildings.


Trump inconsistencies

Today, Tun Mahathir says Trump's inconsistencies will cost Malaysia.
     American sanctions and tariff war affect the world.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Palu earthquake and tsunami

We express our sympathy with the victims of Palu, Indonesia, 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. Thousands of homes collapsed and hundreds of people died.


Important Posts

Supreme Court judge in the US is a very important post. During the Senate Committee hearing, Profesor Dr Ford alleged that the
nominee fir the post, Judge Kavanaugh, sexually attacked her. He denied. The FBI inquires into the accusation for one week before the Senate votes on the matter.


Friday, September 28, 2018

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

Transparency International has Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 180 countries. There are many factors. Malaysia ranked 62. Can it be in the top 20?


Courage to appear

Courage to appear.
     The nine US Supreme Court judges serve for life, touching American lives. Federal Court judge Brett Kavanaugh (52) is a nominee for the Supreme Court. Professor Dr Christine Blasey Ford was brave to appear at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct 36 years ago. This had drastically affected her life. Kavanaugh denied the allegation vehemently. 21 senators on the committee have to decide.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

No corruption

Always pay attention.

On 27.9.18, Tun Mahathir spoke at the Bloomberg forum, New York," If the leader is not corrupt, then there will be less corruption in the system..."
     "So, we are doing everything we can to reduce, or even eliminate corruption."


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Pantun, Truth will out

Truth will out.

During election one fights like hell,
     That plays to the gallery;
Stretch the truth, overshooting oneself,
     Let the truth will out finally.


New MCMC chairman

We hope that the new Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman helps to improve the state of communications and multimedia. For example, out of 167 countries, Malaysia's internet speed is at 74th (22.5 Mbps) compared with Singapore (161.53 Mbps).


Trump's patriotism

At the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2018, Donald Trump rejected globalisation and embraced patriotism, stressing sovereignty. He relishes business manouvres and playing to the gallery to be elected president. But the world is much more than trade and Trump as president.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018


     Nepal has 8,000 soldiers to patrol her jungles and the number of tigers has increased from 198 to 235.
      There may be about 300 tigers in Paninsular Malaysia. Is it practical to have 10,000 army to protect them?


Monday, September 24, 2018

Traditional media

     In the digital era, traditional media such as newspapers faces challenges. It is adapting. Social media and traditional media may gradually come together to define what is modern journalism.


Malaysian badminton

Malaysian badminton.
     Having watched the China Badminton Open and waiting for Lee Chong Wei to recover fully, we wonder what further steps are taken by BAM for Malaysian badminton.

Sensitive issues

Sensitive issues.

Beware racial and religious things.
     Sensitive issues make people sick;
Affair of conflicts cause anger and sufferings,
     Sensibly look before you leap.


Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival


Sunday, September 23, 2018

China badminton open Changzhou

China badminton open, Changzhou, women's singles final: Carolina Marin (Spain) beat Chen Yufei (China), 21:18, 21:13. They were good. Marin showed tremendous confidence, experience and temperament, overwhelming her opponent. Yufei will train harder.


China Badminton Open

China badminton open, Changzhou, men's singles:
Anthony Ginting (Indonesia) beat Kento Momota: 23:21, 21:19. Both showed the skills, mental strength and stamina. Anthony pipped Momota. They trained hard.


Trump's protectionist policy

Winning votes first.     When national economy is good, the US practises international free trade (globalisation). As the traditional industrial zones are depressed, Trump champions America first and protectionism to win votes.


Saturday, September 22, 2018



The priority is to serve society,
     This is commonly found in writings;
Then the objective is forgotten entirely,
     This is normally down to self-seeking.


Police investigations

Tun Mahathir stresses that he does not interfere with investigations by the police and the Anti-corruption Commission. The rule of law is very important.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Macau Scam

Macau Scam Sindikit continues to prey on victims who lose tens of millions of  ringgits. The sindikit has Malaysians, Koreans and Vietnamese. The authorities such as the police have taken action. More people become victims.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

US-China Trade war

Trump says that the US is going to win the trade war with China. Chinese Premier Li Ke-qiang hints of reducing tariffs on goods from countries other than America. The next episode?


Rubbish in space

Junk in Space.
       Rubbish causes problems not only on earth but also in outer space: millions of pieces of junk from rockets and satellites. As humans design gigantic netting to catch plastics in oceans, a British satellite uses netting to capture space debris.


Rapturous welcome

South Korea President Moon Jae-in was given a rapturous welcome in Pyongyang by North Korea Chairman Kim Jong-un. They had a summit meeting. Kim intends to remove a nuclear missile test site. Will the country b free of nuclear weapons in three years? Can US stops decades of economic sanctions?


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pantun, Lend an attentive ear

Lend an attentive ear.

Many people many difficulties,
     People with sufferings, we hear;
More people more excuses,
     Lend an attentive ear.


Malaysia internet speed 74th

Malaysia internet at 74th.  
The World Bank indicates that among 167 countries, Malaysia internet speed ranks 74th, at 22.56 Mbps. Singapore is 1st at 161.53 Mbps. Can Malaysia internet speed be raised to the 20th and above?


US-China trade war.

Trump insists on his tariff strategy. The trade war hurts everyone. There are creative and enterprising Americans. China has more innovative and progressive people.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Amend Federal Constitution

On 17 September, 2018, Tun Mahathir referred to the amendments of the Federal Constitution to restore the rights of Sabah and Sarawak under 1963 Malaysia Agreement. What is the real situation?


Trump's further tariffs

Trump imposes more tariffs of US$200 billion. China sticks it out. What next?


Monday, September 17, 2018

Capital City and Traffic

Capital city and traffic.     On 15 September, 2018, hundreds of guests arrived by car at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur for a wedding dinner. There was traffic congestion.

Friends and relatives for wedding dinner arrived,
     Spearmint and curry were hot;
Many guests depended on private cars,
     Could they choose public transport?



Aspirin has been used to prevent heart attack for years. There is a report saying that it does not benefit people over the age of 70. Research findings vary. Please consult doctors.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Manchester United 2:1 Watford

English Premier League, Manchester United 2:1Watford (home ground). Although Watford had the spirit, MU had the tradition. Manager Mourinho is looking for more outstanding players.


Happy Malaysia Day

Happy Malaysia Day


The problem of plastic

The problem of plastic.
A giant plastic collection system is placed in the Pacific Ocean, near San Francisco Bay, US. Will it be effective?
     All states in Malaysia consider how to solve the problem of plastic. Any answer?


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sift wheat from chaff

Sift the wheat from the chaff.
     Tun Mahathir praises the work ethics of Japanese. We must learn. In the Second World War, the Japanese were very cruel.

Look at the work ethics of Japan,
     The cauldron with cereals is right;
A good many work hard on land,
     Sift the wheat from the chaff.


Friday, September 14, 2018

US-China trade talks

As Trump continues to tweet his tariff threats, trade talks between China and the United States go on. The world hopes for encouraging signs.


Sabah and Sarawak oil royalty

The issue of Sabah and Sarawak oil royalty must follow the Agreement.


Positive values

Tun Mahathir praises the positive points of Japanese such as the work culture. We should learn the good things. There are also negative aspects such as extreme cruelty as seen during the Second World War.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Water tariff

Water tariff.     The cost of acquisition (RM2.55 billion) and managing water in Selangor including free water policy is definitely high. The authorities are discussing whether to increase the price of water. The people wait.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Care for senior citizens

Care for senior citizens.    
The number of people over 65 years increases steadily.

There are more senior citizens,
     Ponder deeply over the matter;
There should be more attention,
     Consider more effective measures.


Bridge collapse

Bridge collapse.     There must be an investigation into the bridge collapse that killed two teenagers near Taman Serdang, Kedah.
     We need regular monitoring of bridges such as the MRR2, Kuala Lumpur, Kepong-Serdang bridge that had cracked columns.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

US Open Tennis

Grand SlamTennis.
Novak Djokovic, Serbian, beat Juan Martin del Potro, Argentinian, to win his 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open. They showed the determination and perseverance. Djokovic was fitter towards the end.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Grand Slam Tennis

Grand Slam Tennis.     Japan has done well in badminton.
     On 8 September, 2018, Naomi Osaka (20) is the first Japanese woman to be the US Open tennis champion, beating Serena Williams.
     Watching the match, we saw the determination, the coolness and the discipline. Serena was fined US$17,000 for the controversy during the match.

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Pantun, The Higher Up, The Greater Fall.

The Higher Up, The Greater Fall.

Climb to the summit as good weather forms,
     The movements of swollen leech stall;
Climb to the top without qualms,
     The higher up the greater fall.


False accounts

False accounts in social media.

Social media can be good and bad. False accounts cause alarm such as in the meddling of the US presidential election. Tweeter told the Senate hearings in Washington that it was unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with the abuse.

Accounts are for good, by doing,
     Trying to make users love the media;
False accounts are snooped for meddling,
     Trying to counter with effective ways.


Taxation is complicated

Taxes are people's money. Taxation is complicated. The important thing is to avoid burdening people unfairly.


Sunday, September 09, 2018

Malaysian tourism

World tourism is worth US$1,340 billion. Tourism Malaysia tries: arrivals over 20 million and receipts more than RM80 billion a year. Can Malaysia be more attractive to tourists? The maintenance and service of tourist areas and facilities?

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Badminton talents

Malaysia has badminton talents.  How do we train them to be winners? Can BAM explain the true reasons for a coaching director?  Will he or she stay?



Students and academicians crave for excellence in all aspects of Malaysian universities including administration. There should be no cronyism, nepotism and false statements.


Thursday, September 06, 2018

Tweeter at US Senate hearings

Social Media False Account.
Tweeter told the US Senate hearings that it was unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with fake accounts such as used in the meddling of American elections. Is Malaysia ready to face the challenges?


Drug-resistant skin bug

Danger of resistant bug.
Australian scientists studied a common skin bug (Staphylococcus epidermidis) from 10 countries and found that it was resistant to antibiotics. There is no drug against the infection. Don't abuse antibiotics in hospitals.


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Pantun, White to Black Shoes

Over five million Malaysian pupils will change from wearing white shoes to black ones. Gray uniforms?

Millions of pupils talk about exercise,
     They hope to be educated persons;
Millions of pupils wear black shoes with surprise ,
     They still face difficulties with lessons.


As America and China trade war

The US-China trade war continues. Some say it does not affect this country. Others disagree. When two giants collide, are small countries such as Malaysia spared?


Recycled bags

Recycled bags.     Only 9% of plastics are recycled. About eight million tonnes are dumped into the oceans every year. Avoid plastics such as by using recycled bags.


Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Brazil National Museum

Yesterday, the 200-year-old Brazil National Museum with 20 million artefacts was destroyed by fire. The decimation of researches, features of history and culture including a 12,000-year-old human skeleton is tragic. Malaysia should ensure that such a disaster is and will be prevented.


Robot operations

Robot operations.     Artificial intelligence develops very fast. Robot operations are used more widely such as in prostate and women diseases. Malaysia can produce robots to be used in surgical operations.


Monday, September 03, 2018

Time changes

Time changes. The Education Ministry wants over five million Malaysian pupils to wear black instead of white shoes. Grey uniforms?


Economic Planning Unit

Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid and Economic Planning Unit have been moved from the Prime Minister's Department to the Economic Affairs Ministry. Is the unit's main objective to outline Malaysia's economic strategic policy and development programmes?


Sunday, September 02, 2018

Pantu, 18th Asian Games

Malaysia in Asian Games

The 2018 18th Asian Games in Jakarta saw China, Japan and South Korea taking 131, 73 and 44 gold medals respectively. Malaysia won seven gold. Try the hardest in the 19th Asian Games.

Many countries competed for victory,
     Asian athletes congregate to show their best;
International competition had the fury,
     Malaysian sportsmen must try their hardest.


Saturday, September 01, 2018

Congratulations to Malaysian team

Congratulations to the Malaysian team for the 7 gold medals, 12 silver and 16 bronze. Please try harder in the 19th Asian Games.



Short-sightedness, video games and Malaysia.     Millions of people in the world are short-sighted. There are many causes such as video games. China, the biggest gaming market on earth, controls video games. What can Malaysia do?


Congratulations to cycling team

Congratulations to the cycling team for the fifth Malaysian gold medal in the Asian Games.