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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Pantun, Votes and conflicts

Votes and conflicts.
     In an election, a candidate and supporters try to win votes. They raise issues to fan emotions. If they are not careful, conflicts occur.

Candidate builds an image, to be nice,
     Attracts citizens to vote in election;
Candidate wants to win, not at any price,
     Ensures there's always peace in the nation.


Pangolins in Malaysia

Pangolins in Malaysia.
     Malaysia wants to protect the environment and wildlife.
     Is it true that each year over 20 tonnes of pangolins and their  parts have been trafficked internationally?
     How do we stop poachers, traffickers and illegal logging?


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Brexit with a deal

Brexit with a deal.
     Yesterday, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, managed to get Parliament to pass her motion. She goes back to the European Union, trying to renegotiate the deal. Will EU leaders give her a chance?


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trump charges Huawei

Trump has subjected Huawei to several criminal charges. The company denies wrongdoing. China says the US motive is political. Trade war continues.


School dropouts

School dropouts.
     We want to see all Malaysian children go to school. All states have dropouts. Is it true that over 3,000 pupils stop schooling in Terengganu this year? There must be an inquiry.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Yemen War

Yemen War
     Ceasefire is supposed to take place since December last year. Fighting still occurs. Several million people go through the ravages: death, diseases and starvation.


By-election and racial relations

Election and relations.
     An election is to select leaders who can look after the multiracial society. Has the by-election in Cameron Highlands made racial feeling not good?


Brazil dam disaster

Brazil dam collapse killed over 58 people. More than 300 are still missing. Thousands of residents have been evacuated.
    Malaysia has about 20 dams.


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Tourism ang environment

Tourists and environment.
     Tourists love places such as Cameron Highlands and beautiful Islands. But, environmental destruction such as cutting of forests and plastic waste is shocking.


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Pantun, Yearning for Peace

Yearning for Peace.
     Some places in the world such as Syria have wars. Victims yearn for peace peace.

Many people are still in Syria,
     Citizens suffer from ravages of war;
In this world, war also occurs in other areas,
     Peace is obsessed by victims of war.


US Shutdown

The end of the US shutdown?
     Trump says that the shutdown ends for three weeks without money for his wall along the Mexico border. 800,000 civil servants will be paid. What next?


Friday, January 25, 2019

Overuse of antibiotics

Overuse of Antibiotics.
     Antibiotics are against bacteria. But, years of abuse give rise to drug resistance. Many patients die.

Besides finding new antibiotics, correct use of the drugs is important.


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Unemployed graduates.

Unemployed graduates.
     Many countries have unemployed graduates. In Malaysia, is the unemployment rate about 10% among the 200,000 graduates a year. There are many reasons such as lack of language and communication skills. The education system can help. Some talk about vocational training.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Trade war and Hua Wei

Trade war and Hua Wei, the technology company.
     The US President, Trump, and other countries make life difficult for Hua Wei, China, and its 5G with intelligence issue. What will be the outcome of this clash of the two giants?


Vaccine to prevent disease

The world uses vaccines to prevent infectious diseases. The Malaysian Health Ministry says that there were over 1400 cases of refusal to have vaccinations in 2017.
     Vaccines are economical and effective in preventing and controlling infectious diseases.


ۏكسين چݢه ڤپاكيت

ۏكسين اونتوق منچݢه ڤپاكيت  برجڠكيت اداله دݢون سلوروه دنيا. كمنتريان كصيحتن مليسيا كات ترداڤت لبيه 1400 كيس منولق ۏاكسين ڤد تاهون 2017.
     ۏكسين ميمڠ بركسن باݢي منچݢه ڤپاكيت برجڠكيت.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pantun, Holistic.

     The current world needs modern education. The authorities must give educators a chance. Lets hope that pupils benefit.

Now schooling is dramatic,
     Doubt if education is more meaningful;
All learnings must be holistic,
     Hope education is more successful.


National Food Bank

National Food Bank.
     The Domestic Trade and Consumer Minister talks about setting up Malaysian Food Bank Foundation to run National Food Bank. The wastage of food is serious, perhaps up to 50%. The food bank collects and distributes excess food to the poor.
     The work requires simpathy and integrity.


Trade war and world economy

International Monetary Fund and World Bank warn that the US-China trade war, barriers and China's economic slowdown to 6.6% affect the world economy. Trump continues with his tweet.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Perodua Malaysia Open 2019

Badminton, Perodua Malaysia Masters 2019: 10 Malaysian players were in the semifinals and men's double lost to world champion from Indonesia in the final. More efforts. Other countries that won gold were Japan, South Korea and Thailand.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Trump-Kim Summit

The Second Trump-Kim Summit?
     Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are planning a second summit meeting. This attracts the media. What are the steps showing the US lifting the economic sanction and North  Korean doing away with nuclear weapon?


Planetary health diet

Planetary health diet.
     37 scientists of EAT-Lancet Commission put forward planetary health diet including taking more nuts, vegetables and fruits with 14 grammes of red meat, 28 grammes of fish and 29 grammes of chicken a day.
     It is difficult to change the food habit of mankind.


Friday, January 18, 2019

ماكنن كصيحتن ڤلانيت

ماكنن كصيحتن ڤلانيت 
     37 ساءينتيس سوروهنجاي EAT-Lancet ممبوات شور اونتوق مپلامتكن ماءنسي ترماسوق لبيه كاچڠ، سايور-سايورن دان بواه-بواهن دڠن داݢيڠ ميره 14 ݢرام،  ايكن 29 ݢرام دان ايم 29 ݢرام سهاري.
    طابيعت ماكانن  ماءنسي سوده داوبه.


Makanan kesihatan planet

Makanan Kesihatan Planet.
     37 saintis Suruhanjaya EAT-Lancet membuat syor untuk menyelamatkan manusia termasuk lebih kacang, sayur-sayuran dan buah-buahan, 14 gram daging merah,28 gram ayam dan 29 gram ikan sehari.
      Tabiat makanan manusia adalah susah diubah.


Diet habit

Planetary health diet
     37 scientists in the EAT-Lancet Commission recommend planetary health diet with mostly nuts, legumes, vegetables and fruits, allowing 14 gramme of red meat, 28 g of fish and 29 g of chicken a day.
     It is not easy to change eating habit.



Thursday, January 17, 2019

British PM

Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May survives a non-confidence motion yesterday. She invites all members of parliament to come together to go forward.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Plastic waste import

The import of plastic waste.
     As China bans import of plastic waste, Malaysia imports this type of waste. Is it worth more than RN500 million a year? What are the measures to ensure continuous and effective enforcement to prevent pollution?


Brexit deal defeated

British Parliament rejects Brexit deal with 432 against 202 votes. Will the country exit with no deal or remain in the European Union?
     Prime Minister Theresa May faces a motion of no confidence tomorrow.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Malaysian laws on security

Six laws and security.
     The Home Minister talks about amending or repealing six laws such as Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012. Malaysia needs security, but these laws must not be abused.


Monday, January 14, 2019

English Premier League

English Premier League football, Manchester United 1:0 Tottenham Hotspur. The coach Solskjaer was able to get his team ready for the challenge from Spurs. Then?


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Facts and fictions

Media: Murky.
     Media especially social media have fact and fiction. People have difficulty in seperating truth from lies. Can we avoid cyber bullying?  How do we make sure that fact and truth prevail?  From kindergarten?




Administration of justice.
     The Attorney-General says that Malaysian Government would not tolerate any interference or obstruction of justice.
     Separation of powers is an important basis. It must be seen to be so.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Education quality

Education quality.
     World Economic Forum shows an index on education quality: 1 Switzerland, 2 Singapore...19 Malaysia, 20 United Kingdom...137 Yemen.
     We must put in efforts to improve education quality in Malaysia.


Brexit saga

Brexit saga
     The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is having a tough time with her Brexit deal. If  Parliament does not support her deal next week, what will she do?
     Japanese Prime Minister, Shinto Abe, says that it is the wish of the whole world to avoid no-deal.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Pantun, Old and New Generations

Old and New Generations.
     New generation depends on the old one for nurture and growth.

The Bamboo Peninsula is away from city, we 're told,
     The area depends on human population;
Young bamboo branch is taller than the old,
     But growth depends on old one for continuation.



Forests in Malaysia.
     The country has many acts such as National Forestry Act 1984 (amended 1993). The people want to know to what extent these laws have been able to protect the forests, for example National Parks and Royal Belum Forest.


Wednesday, January 09, 2019

World Bank warning

World Bank warns about darkening skies for global economy. It says that the US-China trade war is of particular concern.


Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has reappointed Tan Cheng Hoe to manage the national team. We hope that he continues to try his best.


Drone sighting

Drone sighting.
     Heathrow airport was briefly shutdown because of drone. Drones may disrupt any airport including KLIA.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Cancer treatment

Cancer patients
     Over 100,000 Malaysian citizens suffer from cancer every year. But, public hospitals face a serious lack of resources in cancer treatment. People are concerned.


New era and senior citizens

New era and senior citizens.
    Malaysia has over three million senior citizens. From January, 2019, the Employee's Provident Fund (EPF) has decreased the rate of employer's statutory contribution to employee of 60 years and above to 4% a month, while the employee contributes zero percent.
     This step is consistent with the modern world. The nation must adapt to the new environment.


Monday, January 07, 2019

China-US trade talk in Beijing

China and the US trade missions are having talks in Beijing. Does it mean a breakthrough in the trade war?


Aspects out of date

Aspects out of date.
      Malaysians want excellent education. But, certain aspects of the education system are out of date, such as the ways languages, living skills and arts are taught. How does the Ministry overcome the problems?


Music and plants.

Music and plants.
     Does music make plants grow faster? Some believe that classical music (rhythmic vibrations or better care?) stimulate soya bean, paddy, wheat and grapes to grow faster. We need more scientific tests.


Sunday, January 06, 2019

Data, Digital world.

Digital world and data.
     Mankind creates data on various things in the virtual world. These can be hacked (stolen) and abused. We must always look at privacy, rights, ownerships and ethics on data.


US Shutdown

The US Partial Shutdown.
     Trump wants US$5.6 billion for building wall at Mexico border. The Democrats do no agree. Hitherto, there is shutdown of government departments for two weeks: 800,000 civil servants do not have salaries.
     Civil service must continue.


Saturday, January 05, 2019

Pantun, Malignant Cancer.

Malignant Cancer.
     About 10 million people in the world die from cancer every year. In Malaysia, over 100,000 citizens suffer from cancer a year. The number increases.

Many types of cancer are malignant,
     Patients go through intense bewilderment;
Many victims suffer, defiant,
     Require research, prevention and treatment.



Malignant cancer

Malignant cancer.
     Every year, about 10 million people died of cancer in the world. Malaysia has over 100,000 cancer patients a year. The number of cancer increases. We need more research, prevention and effective treatment.


Friday, January 04, 2019

English Premier League football

English Premier League football, Manchester city 2:1 Liverpool. The match was tight. Manchester had a better luck. Liverpool will try to maintain its lead in the league.


Thursday, January 03, 2019

New expectations

New expectations.
     On 2 January, 2019, 4.7 million students went to schools in Malaysia with new expectations. The next day, China's space rover landed on the far side of the moon, exploring the unknown.


Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Digital world

Digital world and culture
    We adapt to the digital world. But we must preserve culture.


465,411Year One pupils

A total of 465,411 Year One pupils in Malaysia.
     Parents bring their children to schools in the whole country. We hope that there are enough teachers, books and facilities.

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Space mystery

Space mystery
     Malaysian pupils put on black or white shoes to start schooling today. Meanwhile, a US space craft, the New Horizons, is at the edge of the solar system, 6.5 kilometres from earth, flying pass Ultima Thule. This is a space object, 35×15 kilometres, consisting of ice and rock.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Fireworks displays 2019

New year fireworks displays in the world showed beautiful colours and lights. Lets hope that these panoramic views usher in peace.