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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Facebook boss requests

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg requests governments to assist in regulating internet content. What does it mean?



Many Malaysians want investors to bring hundreds of billions of dollars and modern industry into the country. Then, the whole atmosphere such as political, economic and social must be conducive and attractive.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Brexit and UK

Last night, UK Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement for Brexit. Before this, it dismissed her Brexit deal twice. Will Britain leave the European Union on 12 April, 2019 without a deal?


Friday, March 29, 2019

Residential colleges

Education Ministry should let the public know the number of residential colleges in public universities in Malaysia. What are the living conditions in these colleges?


Harmful contents in social media

All social media must get rid of harmful contents as soon as possible. The shooter in the Christchurch terror attacks used Facebook which moves to clamp down on such contents.  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern says it is not enough. Where does Malaysia stand?


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Golan Heights

The United Nations Security Council denounces Trump's proclamation on 26 March, 2019, that the US recognised Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights. In 1967 Israel annexed Golan. The proclamation increases tension in the Middle East.


15 Major fires in Malaysia

In the present dry spell in Malaysia, Director-General of Fire and Rescue Department Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said that 15 major fires due to open burnings in six states destroyed about 239 hectares of land.
     How do we stop open burnings?


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

British Parliament

Confusion in Westminster
     Members of British Parliament debate on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal: customs union, free trade deal, no deal or fresh referendum. Brexit is on 29 March, 2019. Confusion persists.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Terror content

Terror content in platforms of social media causes outrage as shown in the Christchurch shooting. Australia and New Zealand Government want digital companies to remove this type of content as soon as it appears.  What is the best way for Malaysia?


Corals in laboratories

Just as many parts of the world, coral reefs are affected by pollution and other factors in Malaysia.  Are the authorities breeding corals in laboratories and then introduce them to seafloor?


Monday, March 25, 2019

Inquiry into pollution in Pasir Gudang

We wait for the findings of the thorough inquiry into pollution of Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor.


Pasir Gudang Pollution

We are waiting for the results of the Pasir Gudang pollution inquiry. The toxic chemicals in Sungai Kim Kim harms people.


Mueller Report

The summary of Mueller report does not exonerate Trump of collusion with Russia, leaving crumbs. Trump says he is exonerated. There are more things.


Sunday, March 24, 2019

New South Wales state election

In the Australian New South Wales state election, Liberal Coalition won against Labour in a tight race. Liberal Coalition will continue with the serious business of governing the state.


Pantun, Look After Rivers

Some people throw rubbish into rivers. The pollution harms humans and fish. Toxic chemicals in Sungai Kim Kim, Johore, make residents sick.

Some people choose Johore state,
     Always throw factory waste into rivers;
Cleaning up rivers is immediate,
     We must always look after rivers.


PAC Chairman

Usually, chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is a veteran member of parliament from the opposition for good reasons.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Clean up rivers

The Pasir Gudang river pollution harms people. The government tries to clean Sungai Kim Kim. Let's keep it up with all rivers in Malaysia.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pantun, School Atmosphere.

School Atmosphere
     The atmosphere in Malaysian schools is changing. We hope it will help pupils and teachers.

Pupils go to school to learn,
     Hoping that they will be educated;
Pupils find school atmosphere is different,
     Praying that this will make them interested.


School atmosphere

Parents and teachers are waiting for conducive atmosphere in Malaysian schools. Will it help pupils and teachers?


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Early action

If the police act early, terror attacks can be prevented.

Terrorists plan their action,
     Special Branch acts as though they don't know;
Terrorists are picked up as preventive action,
     Special Branch must not be slow.

Special court

Tun Mahathir talks about setting up a special court for corruption.
      Justice must be seen to be done.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Christchurch shootings

Terror shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killed at least 49 people and four persons have been arrested. Condolences to the families of the victims.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Toxic gases near Pasir Gudang

Toxic gas near Pasir Gudang, Johor, makes over 500 people sick and perhaps 80 schools closed. Tun Mahathir has seen the area. We need immediate and effective action.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The House rejected Brexit deal

British Parliament rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal with European Union for the second time today. The risk of Brexit on 29 March, 2019 with no deal is high and with consequences.


Brexit deal defeated the second time

British Prime Minister Theresa May has tried. The House rejected her Brexit deal for the second time. Will Britain leave European Union without a deal?

Grounding of 737 Max 8

More countries including Europe, India, Malaysia and Singapore have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two of that type of planes crashed. The US refuses to do so. Americans wonder.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Banning Boeing 737 Max 8.

Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed.
     Australia, Britain, China and Singapore impose temporary ban on the above-stated type of planes from their airspace. What is the step taken by Malaysia?


Boeing 737 Max 8

Boeing Max 8 crash.
     Malaysian Airlines, MAS, is one of the 46 airlines that operate this type of aircrafts.
The two Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes from Indonesian Lion Air in October 2018 and then Ethiopian Airlines on 10 March 2019 cause concern.
     Some countries have suspended the flight of Boeing 737 Max 8.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Chemical waste in Kim-Kim River

Media reports that someone threw chemical waste into Kim-Kim River, Johore. 79 people were sick.
     We wait for the findings of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change.


All England Badminton Finals

All England Badminton men's final: the young Malaysian pair Chia and Soh did try hard. But, Indonesian double Ahsan and Setiawan (injured) won because they were more experienced.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

The issue of senior citizens

Many countries have the issue of senior citizens. An unbalanced national system complicates their problems. For example, the Government must make it easy for senior citizens to continue working and to manage their finance better.


Saturday, March 09, 2019

Senior citizens in Malaysia

The number of senior citizens is increasing in Malaysia. Now, it is over three million. Many live from hand to mouth. The authorities must investigate the rate of poverty among senior citizens.


Closer to China

Tun Mahathir says that Malaysia is closer to China than US. America is unpredictable.
     Water afar quencheth not fire.


The MAS saga

MAS saga.

The disappearance of aircrafts MH370 and MH17 adds to the saga of Malaysia's carrier, MAS. It never rains, it pours.
     The market for passenger airlines is very competitive. How do we make MAS a successful company?


Friday, March 08, 2019

Vaccines protect children

Vaccines protect children.
     We encourage parents to bring their children for vaccination that prevents infectious diseases. There are some who mislead people.


Kelantan and oil royalty

Oil royalty for Kelantan
     Kelantan Government sues the Federal Government because of oil royalty. Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Amin says that once the lawsuit is withdrawn, Kelantan will get the oil royalty. If this happens, the money must only be used for the people.


Happy Women's Day

Happy Women's Day


Thursday, March 07, 2019

European champions league football

European Champions League football: Manchester United 3:3 (aggregate). MU won on away goals, overcoming a two-nil deficit from the first leg. Will it reach the finals?


Issues on religion, race and language

In a plural society such as Malaysia, issues on language, race, religion and way of life  appear.  What do we do apart from being tolerant?


Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Impeachment of Trump

The US House Judiciary Committee is finding evidence to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. The latter insists that he is doing a good job as president.


Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The well-being of senior citizens

The well-being of senior citizens.
     Ministry of Women, Family and Society Development wants to improve the well-being of senior citizens in Malaysia.
     The ministry must investigate in details the problems of senior citizens and young people as well as the constructive ways to solve them.


Huawei fall out

Trade war and Huawei Fall Out.
     The US has requested Canada to detain and extradite the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, China's technology company, with alleged bank fraud. Then, China has arrested two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with accusation of spying. Another Canadian citizen has been sentenced to death because of drug trafficking. The Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has a political crisis.


Monday, March 04, 2019

Garden nation

A garden nation.
     Tun Mahathir wants the effort to beautiful the surroundings of houses, villages, towns and cities to be a Malaysian culture.
     All concerned must play their parts, including town councils and city halls.


Mas aircraft MH370 disappear

Malaysia tries to continue searching for Mas MH370. On 8.3.2014, 227 passengers and 12 crew members in the aircraft disappeared. We hope that it will be found.


Sunday, March 03, 2019

Pantun, The truth will out

The truth will out

The civet cats attack chicken in the coop,
     This thing, we know is right;
The persons are true slyboots,
     Then, everything comes to light.


Saturday, March 02, 2019

One million affordable houses agenda

Tun Mahathir urges all concerned, including state government, to implement 'One Million Affordable Houses' agenda.
     People need affordable houses built without without irregularities.


Friday, March 01, 2019

The Secong Trump-Kim Summit

The Second Trump-Kim Summit Meeting ended with no agreement. Denuclearisation and sanctions are main issues. Trump said, "They (North Korea) wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we wouldn't do that."
      Kim Jong-un said, "If I'm not ready to do that (denuclearise), I won't be here right now."
     For over 70 years, talks between the US and North Korea have been very tough.