- From Penang’s International Airport to Singapore’s Changi Airport
- Klinik Khidmat Rakyat di Dataran Glomac
- Dato' Kanalingam Vellupillai
- Remembering Our Friends The Animals - nst
- Youth chief NO respect for BN chief and MCA chief - nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar
- Bullshit and 1Malaysia
- WHO NEXT?
- nizra najib altantuya Dr M: Mega projects are good for the economy
- Era Najib Altantuya : Kami Sokong 2 Aziz
- Monopoly Streets Down
- Remembering To Seize The Day
- Blog " The Diverse Purse "
- anjeng tengok tv
- Era Najib Altantuya : Semua Tak Nak Mengakui Pro UMNO
- RM50 for credit card not a big deal for PM - najib altantuya nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar
- nizar najib altantuya Teoh's family wants post-mortem by Thai expert
- THE SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR
- Just another boring day...
- A political 'Jurassic Park'
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 09:40 AM PDT
I went to Singapore last weekend, by aeroplane! It was a trip partially sponsored by Nuffnang to attend the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards in Singapore. Nuffnang did not really sponsored everything for PENANG's blogger, because we actually have to look for our own transport to go to the gathering point in Kuala Lumpur, only from then on, the free coach is provided.
I thought the provided transportation is any of the budget airline but it's not. I've decided not to join them in Kuala Lumpur and to meet them up straight away in Singapore because it's quite troublesome for me to travel to KL. If I were to join them, I have to go to KL the day before Friday and where could I overnight at?
I started looking for budget airline the week before and found Jetstar. It's RM147 included everything for a return ticket. Kinda low price and save time. I believe taking a bus down to Singapore is almost the same price already and it's a long 10 journey when compare to 1 hour flight.
Alvin came along with me too. They actually provided a room for 2, so he was travelling as my guest.
One thing I like about the flight is it's bridged to the flight door, unlike some AirAsia flight which needed you to walk up the stairs.
Another thing which is not so nice about was the air stewardess on our flight to Singapore wasn't that friendly on their face. They didn't really smile a lot, can it be they just woke up and still feeling sleepy?
Since it's a budget airline, no free drinks was provided on the plane. That's a down side or it, still remembered that Firefly gave me a cup of orange juice and a muffin for free. =D Wasn't listening to the iPod, wasn't sleepy and just go through a little bit of my school book because exam is coming.
This was my second time landing at Singapore's Changi Airport. The first time was during the trip Gold Coast, Australia with my family when I was 8 years old. Don't really have much memories about that in my mind. Maybe it's old, the Changi Airport doesn't look fascinating to me from its exterior when compare to Bangkok's and Guangzhou's which I had been to before.
The journey was just an hour short.
Maybe it's a budget terminal, nothing seems interesting at there. Somehow, they have this hand sanitizer machine everywhere in the airport for hand washing to prevent H1N1. Cool.
Welcome to Singapore.
Next stop: To check-in to my parents hotel at Bugis and walkaround.
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 09:35 AM PDT
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 09:17 AM PDT
I cannot understand the decision on V K Lingam's case. It is a blatant and clear cut case that he had tried to use his "influence" to get certain things done, albeit in drunken stupor. More so, for all intents and purposes, it was obvious that he had arranged (through his office) and went for the holiday trip with Tun Eusoff Chin.
For the Commission and then the minister in charge to say that the case is closed or cannot be pursued for lack of evidence is highly debatable. They must now explain why and how they arrived to that decision given what the public knows. Maybe it has to do with some legal interpretation of things which we the public are not aware of. But the main thing right now is for the Minister in charge to explain clearly and wholly to the public.
Now we have R Sivarasa (PKR VP) saying that he will reveal and bring him forward the key witness to the whole case. This is crazy. He is making a mockery out of the whole system. He should have brought the person forward much earlier to assist with the investigations and not try to be a hero now. The only plausible explanation for Sivarasa's actions is that he wants to make MACC and the Commission a laughing stock. To quote a news report :–
"Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby today, Sivarasa said he and other PKR leaders are "personally in contact with this key witness".
"We are shocked to learn that MACC - with all the resources at its disposal - has not been able to locate any witness and is unable to prosecute this blatant act of corruption," said the Subang MP.
Thus shows he is just trying to play stupid politics and have a one up on MACC and Commission. What he has achieved is to waste the public's money (investigations and Royal Commissions cost a lot), waste everyone's time and to an extent he denied justice by hampering with investigations when he did not reveal the key witness during the investigations then.
I wonder if there are laws to prosecute him for doing this.
Whatever it is, the government cannot sweep this under the carpet. Clear and proper explanations must be given. Although the Commission had arrived to the decision not to pursue further, if there are new evidences or developments pertinent to the case, it must be brave and committed enough to re-open and investigate.
With the greatest respect to all involved, this article was written.......
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 09:00 AM PDT
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Each guest penned his or her message on the banner, which essentially called for no more cruelty to animals. — Pictures by Azahan Rosli
Each guest penned his or her message on the banner, which essentially called for no more cruelty to animals. — Pictures by Azahan Rosli
AMPANG: Volunteers, sponsors, animal lovers and staff of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) came together to celebrate World Animal Day 2009.
Guests making friends with the dogs at the shelter.
Guests making friends with the dogs at the shelter.
SPCA's focus was on the renewal of personal pledges towards animals, and hope for their better future. The group dedicated the afternoon to doing so at the society's premises in Ampang Jaya.
There was also a candle-lighting ceremony to remember the plight of animals worldwide, which also served to strengthen the will to help the animals that have touched human lives.
Personal pledge cards that read "To look after, protect and provide for all animals under my care", "Adopt from shelters and pounds", "Do not give animals as gifts" and "Vaccinate and neuter my companion" were distributed among the over 100 individuals present.
Limited edition pledge car stickers for personalised messages were also available.
Priests from the Sathya Sai Baba Association conducted a 15-minute prayer to remember the animals that have passed on, and many signed on the World Animal Day 2009 banner and purchased SPCA merchandise.
SPCA chairman, Christine Chin, said they had been celebrating World Animal Day annually and it was the first time the celebration had been held on their premises.
"This is the day for all pet lovers to pay tribute to all animals, great and small, ugly or cute. We want to renew pledges to help improve the lives of all animals.
"We want to also acknowledge the plight and sacrifice of animals, all 60 billion of them, that are killed for their organs and meat every year," she said.
Chin gave away tokens of appreciation to guests of honour Veterinary Services Department veterinarian Dr Thiba Rajoo, Radio Networks general manager Kudsia Kahar, Petaling Jaya city councillor Anthony Thanasayan and SPCA Selangor corporate sponsor Datin Nariza Hajjar Hashim.
Former Malaysia badminton player, Cheah Soon Kit, also made an appearance to lend support to the event.
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Posted: 26 Oct 2009 08:51 AM PDT
Youth chief Wee Ka Siong is far from satisfied with the situation in MCA, despite the truce declared between the party's feuding leaders.
Terror lah Wee ni.
Ong and Chua already reunited with the blessing and support of Najib. (Read The Star Online here)
Now, Wee berani suruh Ong respek EGM decisions.
Respek lah, Wee ni!
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 07:08 AM PDT
This 1Malaysia is mere sloganeering. People wake up and smell the shit. Apparently the Christian faith threatens the 1Malaysia concept, I wonder whose 1Malaysia it is. You will not find this report in the mainstream media, the whores that call themselves newspapers, which dominate, diseminate propaganda and lies about the 1Malaysia bullshit. Here is one of the many other reasons why it is bullshit:
Fifteen thousand Bibles detained
Kuala Lumpur: More than 15,000 Bibles in Bahasa Indonesia have been detained by the government this past year.
On Sept 11, Gideons International consignment of 5,000 Indonesia Testaments (Vest) and 5,000 Indonesia/English Bilingual Testaments that Alpha Publisher sent from Jakarta to Kuching were detained by the Malaysian Home Affairs Ministry (Publication).
While in March this year, 5,100 Bibles in Bahasa Indonesia ordered by the Bible Society of Malaysia were also detained by the same ministry. The reason given for the detention of the Scriptures was because they contain the banned words of Allah, Kaabah, Baitumal and Solat.
"The Borneo Evangelical Church (S.I.B) had written an appeal letter dated Sept 17 to the Home Affairs Ministry in Putrajaya for the release of this consignment. We are now waiting for the answer of the appeal," said Low Boon Leong, National Field Officer of The Gideons International.
"Even now as the books are detained, we have to pay for the warehouse charges which cost a fair sum of money," he added. "In the event that we are unsuccessful in this appeal, we will have to send this consignment back to Alpha Publisher in Jakarta," Low explained.
Rev Wong from the Bible Society of Malaysia said that besides asking the people to pray, the society has written an appeal letter which will be hand delivered to the Prime Minister by representatives of the Christian Council of Malaysia (CCM) and the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM).
He added that there was a high demand for Bibles in Bahasa Indonesia and appealed to the ministry to release the Bibles as soon as possible.
The Christian Council of Malaysia is following up on their appeal to the Malaysian Government to release these Scriptures. Herald Malaysia
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 06:27 AM PDT
There has been a lot of speculation along the corridors of Mindef as to who would be the likely candidate to succeed the Army Chief, Gen Tan Sri Ismail Jamaluddin when he retires next year. Gen Tan Sri Ismail has been the Army Chief since 2006 and was at one point rumoured to succeed Gen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal as the Chief of Defence Force (CDF). This however did not materialised as the post was eventually taken up by the Chief of Air Force, Gen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin who succeeded Gen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz on September 1st 2009.
In an open letter that I wrote to Gen Tan Sri Ismail posted on October 2009, I did imply that he should accept full responsibility with regards to the army's involvement in politics during the Bagan Pinang by-elections held recently. The once apolitical status of the army has been 'hijacked' by the blatant involvement of the army under his charge during the campaigning, that has now placed the army in the firing line of the opposition for ridicule and unfavorable criticism. This will be the legacy that Gen Tan Sri Ismail will leave behind when he finally retires from the army.
It is the norm in the military service that upon the retirement of the Chief, it will be the Deputy who will continue the succession. However, there has been several instances in the past where the norm has been breached, in an obvious reflection of the internal strife and politicking that occurs among those who makes the ultimate decision. This act of abnormality give rise to various speculation and perception among members of the Armed Forces that conjures negativity, favouritism and poor planning on the part of the leadership.
As an illustration, during the last promotion exercise for the post of the Air Chief, the Deputy Air Chief was replaced, and another officer named to succeed the outgoing Air Chief. Another officer who was the Chief of Staff at Armed Forces HQ and possess the right credentials to be the Air Chief, was instead made the Deputy Air Chief.
In the case of the army some years back, a Deputy Army Chief had been bypassed for the post of Army Chief on three occasions, till he finally retired upon attaining the age of 55. This was an unusual case, and rumours has it that the Deputy Army Chief was a person who did not tow the line of the political masters and was 'punished' without any chance of a promotion. But in-so-far as the officers and soldiers were concerned, he was popularly known as the 'Soldiers General', and I suppose he paid dearly for being popular among the officers and soldiers.
Now, rumours has it that the incumbent Deputy Army Chief is likely to share a similar fate with that of his predecessor mentioned above. His is likely to be replaced by an officer who is favoured by the Army Chief, and who is poised to become the Army Chief when the incumbent retires. Rumours are abound that this plot is to safe guard the business interest of the Army Chief when he retires, and also that of his business friends and family members. If this is true, it is only proper that an investigation be carried out to determine the verity of the rumour. It is a rumour like this that puts the army in bad light, loss of public trust and confidence and most of all, it creates discontent among the serving members.
Here is where the Defence Minister being the Chairman of the Armed Forces Council (AFC) can play a decisive role to deliver a decision that may not be popular to the Chiefs, but one that is acceptable to the service. He should not show prejudice, and in making a decision, he has to be firm where the interest of the service is utmost, and to sack those who are known to have abused their position for their own personal benefit.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 07:48 AM PDT
FORMER Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad defended mega projects, saying they have a big spin-off and help tostimulate the economy.
Dr Mahathir said the private sector and not the government should beresponsible for building mega projects as businessmen always know how to makemoney from their investments.
"Business means you get some capital, do business and make a profit. If youwant to expand, use the money or borrow from the bank," he said, adding that thegoverment should go for privatisation exercises.
On the 2010 Budget, Dr Mahathir was reluctant to make any comment.
"Before you can make a comment, you have to study the budget very carefullybecause my experience is that the first-day comment is always very good andeverbody is happy. But later when they begin to study the hidden agenda, thenthey feel very unhappy," he said.
"So, I'm still trying to find the hidden agenda," he added. - Bernama
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 04:34 AM PDT
1. Prof Aziz Bari selama ini disanjung sebagai ahli akademik yang berani menyatakan kebenaran, terutamanya dari sudut perundangan terhadap apa saja perkembangan sosio-politik negara. Pihak Pakatan Rakyat terutamanya, sentiasa ternanti-nantikan perspektif beliau dalam segenap isu.
2. Nah, sekali komentarnya terkena ke batang hidung manusia tertentu di dalam PAS, maka beliau disanggah bermati-matian. Atas hujah apa? Orang undang-undang hilang kelayakan bercakap soal politik, kononnya. Kah kah kah! Orang yang mengkritiknya pula adalah seorang blogger yang tidak meluluskan komen-komen yang tidak selari dengannya di blognya. Kah kah kah!
3. Lebih malang, Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat turut melatah. Benarlah kata orang kertas (lihat lampiran), rupanya parti ini juga beramal dengan denial syndrom, penyakit yang didakwa dihidapi oleh parti lawannya (atau kekasih gelap buat sesetengah pimpinannya). Dalam hal ini, sekali lagi tulisan Ustaz Zolkharnain Abidin tidak mengecewakan.
4. Tiba-tiba TG Nik Aziz dengan beraninya mencadangkan sebuah Muktamar Khas Luar Biasa. Aku kata berani kerana ia seolah-olah satu undi tidak percaya kepada kepimpinan seorang lagi Tok Guru dari Terengganu. Aku kata seolah-olah, kerana Tok Guru tidak menyebutnya begitu. Itu hanya andaian dan tafsiran aku terhadap apa yang aku baca.
5. TG Nik Aziz dan TG Hj Hadi sudah sekian lama menjadi ikon dan ideologue dalam PAS. Hanya arwah Ustaz Fadzil Noor sahaja yang boleh menyaingi status mereka berdua itu. Tidak hairanlah, ramai ahli-ahli PAS masih bersifat nostalgik terhadap era kepimpinan mereka bertiga. Walaupun tidak menang banyak, ahli PAS redha dan taat kepada pimpinan, bekerja dan bekerja tidak pernah merungut. Tidak ada 'ghanimah' yang ingin direbutkan.
6. Jadi tindakan seorang ikon (TG Nik Aziz) yang seolah-olah ingin mencetuskan penyingkiran terhadap seorang lagi ikon (TG Hj Hadi), aku kira itu tindakan yang sangat berani oleh ikon yang pertama. Mungkin tindakan paling berani oleh beliau dalam karier politiknya. Biarlah timing kena tak kena, pecah pun pecahlah, apa boleh buat?
7. Segala kepalsuan perlu dihapuskan, selamat berkonspirasi! Sokong 2Aziz! - mudin001
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 03:00 AM PDT
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 03:00 AM PDT
Pic from here.
p/s: I hate studying......arggghhh!
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 02:06 AM PDT
I'm supposed to be working but I'm feeling a bit too happy to do that right now. I had to blog about this. So yes, I'm stealing some time out to record this before I totally forget. (And yes, Izad, I recorded it in my abundance notebook too!)
I'm as pleased as a cat with her paw in a bowl of kibble.
Li Jin and I go way back.
We met in 2000 when I was a women's portal content editor, a job I landed when I decided to veer from my copywriter position in an ad firm. She was trying her hand at writing for our women's portal. The payment was measly but still she contributed.
She's one of those women I have come to admire because this woman has the courage to live a large life. I call her my soul sister as we both share the same passion for writing and travel. She loves trying new things, never lets life take her down and never ever says no can do.
Is it any wonder that I've been enriched by our friendship?
From contributing to our women's portal, she has gone on to much bigger things in life. She's done very well for herself and I watch her every step, feeling so utterly proud of her achievements. Mind you, she's a mother to 4 growing children with a husband to boot.
Yet she has done fabulously - she now writes for so many famous publications I've lost count. She's a prolific writer. She's warm, friendly, funny and honest. You don't get many writers like that anymore. She's also indifferent to society norms - she does what she wants to, when she wants to.
Plus she's taken my advice seriously too - she's been travelling with girl pals, travelling with freedom and gusto across Asia over the past few years. Sans family and kids. She's been good to herself to which I toast completely. No woman should ever blame others for not being able to accomplish her own dreams, married or not.
She has, in her own words, been "travelling more than I probably should and poking my nose in the unlikeliest of places. But then again, why not and why not now, ya?"
Yes, Jin. Why not? Why not live life as fully as possible when you can?
Our friendship has had its own hurricanes and floods. There was a time when we both got mad at each other. When we were both fuming, it was hard as we knew inside it wasn't anyone's fault but our pride kept us from apologizing and making the first move. It was such a relief when we started talking again. It's tough to be mad at one's soul sister. It's like you're mad at yourself.
The pleasure of a splendid friendship means we watch out for each other, encouraging each other to dream big and dream onwards. In a world when so many people are bitchy or plain nasty, it's heart-chokingly beautiful when we have this understanding that no matter what happens, we can pick up the phone and pour our hearts out to each other.
Yeah, a husband is a husband and he's probably your bestest friend for all I care but nothing beats having a girlfriend you can sob/cry/high-five every once in a while. I believe that is why women live longer - we have a much better support system!
And both of us have never stopped dreaming. And with each milestone in our lives, we keep each other updated.
We've never forgotten to seize the day.
And so when she emailed to tell me that she's getting her dream home, I was so pleased for her. Some 5 years ago, we stood at the balcony of a semi-detached show unit and like all people, we were ogling at the house.
Yes, Jin, I remember that day clearly.
But I cannot remember if I said this to her but she says I did. Apparently I told her that if she wanted a house just like that, if she dreamt of owning one like it, why not? Dreams do come true.
And finally it has. I could see every diamond of happiness in her email.
And how strange is it that we both found our dream homes?
Whatever your big audacious goal is, if you dream big enough, if you want it bad enough, it can happen. Jin is one successful example of 'carpe diem' -ing her way to more delicious moments in life.
Girl, I am so proud of you! I'm so darn proud I'm your friend!
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 02:08 AM PDT
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 12:54 AM PDT
al kisahnya ade sorang kawan akak ni bercerita satu kesah ngan akak..so akak nak cerita ngan korang...
pada satu hari kawan akak ni sedang melepaskan hajat kat belakang umah..jambannya kat luar..pastu mak n adik dia plak ngah duk menyimen belakang umah... lupa lak nak tutuk pintu depan...
lagi pun anak buah dia ngah tengok tv katanya...ngah masing2 sibuk duk melakukan kerja so x perasan lah ape2 berlaku kat depan...
so lepas habis memerut kawan akak ni pun masuk umah n menuju ke depan tv...
alangkah terperanjatnya dia tengok tv terbukak..anak buah dia dah tertiduk..pastu ade pulak anjeng baring sebelah anak buah dia sambil tengok tv...
terkejut berok dia...menjerit dia ..kuar suara kepit dia...
tetiba lak ade anjeng tumpang tengok tv katanya...maka riuh rendahlah rumah itew dengan kehadiran anjeng tumpang tengok tv..katanya anjeng tu pose baik je tengok tv..anjeng kurap pulak tu..x ke hazab...akak rase umah anjeng tu tv dia rosak kot..tu tumpang tengok tv rumah orang kot...
ape lagi di hambatnya anjeng tu keluar..dan terpakse lah anak beranak duk menyamak lantai..yer lah walaupun anjeng itew kwering tp was was kan...
akak dengar cerita tu terus akak kagum...nasib baik anjeng tu masuk duk pose tengok tv kalau duk masuk dalam bilik pose sleeping beauty atas katil x ke hazab..so lain kalai kalau ade keje kat belakang tutup2 lah pintu yer..nasib baik anjeng..kalau pencuri cam ne uolsss...
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 02:54 AM PDT
Kini semua dah tak nak mengaku dia pro atau fraksi UMNO dalam PAS.
Dulu merekalah paling sibuk mengaturkan pertemuan dengan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO untuk membentuk Kerajaan Perpaduan. Mereka melakukan di dalam gelap, mereka melakukan di belakang pengetahuan ahli-ahli PAS. Mereka melakukan tanpa restu Mursyidul Am PAS. Malah mereka berani menafikan adanya pertemuan itulah sehinggalah ianya didedahkan sendiri oleh Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Presiden UMNO ketika itu.
Yang istiqamah dengan Pakatan Rakyat hanyalah Mursyidul Am PAS ketika itu. Sedangkan pemimpin tertinggi kenanyakannya, cuba menyembunyikan pertemuan sulit tersebut dengan pelbagai penafian dan apabila didedahkan oleh Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, muka mereka terpalit najis, berkluk-klek membuat penjelasan dan kemudian menuduh pula kononnya ahli-ahli PAS tidak banyak membaca mengenai Kerajaan Perpaduan.
Diharamkan tulisan Tuan Guru Nik Aziz daripada tersiar di Harakah, dipadamkan tulisan Dr Dzulkefli Ahmad mengenai penolakan mengenai Kerajaan Perpaduan, ditukarkannya Ketua Penyunting Harakah kepada yang boleh menjadi Pak Turut mereka, dipecatnya Khalid Samad dan Saari Sungip dari Dewan Harian PAS Selangor, diusir DJ radio TKO.fm kerana lantang tidak menyetujui gagasan Kerajaan perpaduan di dalam siarannya dan beberapa langkah lain diambil sebaik saja Mustafa Ali dilantik menjadi Setiausaha Agong PAS yang baru.
Selepas tersepit dengan isu itu, diarahkan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Disiplin untuk mengeluarkan kenyataan akan diambil tindakan kepada sesiapa yang masih membicarakan soal Kerajaan Perpaduan.
Ahli-ahli PAS sekalian cuba diperbodohkan. Cuba dipermainkan setelah amanah yang diberikan, telah cuba mereka khianati.
KINI, apabila timbul semula isu tersebut, fraksi UMNO dalam PAS macam cacing kepanasan. Anehnya, tidak ada seorang mahu mengaku mereka pro atau fraksi UMNO. Masing-masing bersuara untuk menjadi jaguh perjuangan Pakatan Rakyat. Kononnya!
Kebenaran itu tetap terpahat sekalipun mulut-mulut mereka cuba memadam perbuatan-perbuatan curang mereka yang telah memecah-belahkan jemaah sebelum ini.
Allah pasti menyelamatkan parti ini dari mereka yang bermuka-muka, dari mereka yang pemalas, dari mereka yang belum mengakui perbuatan jalang mereka yang telah menyebabkan Pakatan Rakyat hampir kecundang di Manek Urai dan telah kalah di Bagan Pinang.
Kita sekali lagi mencabar mereka supaya MENAFIKAN bahawa mereka pernah membuat pertemuan dengan pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO sebelum ini untuk membentuk Kerajaan Perpaduan.
Jika tidak, mereka perlu meminta maaf kepada sekalian ahli PAS lantaran pengkhianatan yang dilakukan sebelum mereka dibalas sendiri oleh Allah s.w.t. - Empunya jemaah ini.
Posted: 25 Oct 2009 10:56 PM PDT
HUA HIN: Describing Budget 2010 as "painless", Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the people should not complain about the Government's decision to impose a RM50 annual service tax on principal credit and charge cards.
Instead, the Prime Minister said they should look at the overall benefits offered by the Govern-ment in the Budget.
"They are getting the RM1,000 tax relief and those paying tax at 27% will now pay 26%.
"So, they get two (relief measures) and only have to pay RM50 (per credit card). Don't tell me they cannot pay RM50?" he said after a meeting at the 15th Asean Summit here yesterday.
Najib, who arrived here on Friday after tabling the Budget in Parliament, had earlier asked the media on the reaction back home to his maiden Budget.
(Source: The Star Online)
Posted: 25 Oct 2009 10:39 PM PDT
UPDATED 9.15PM Teoh's family will apply for another post-mortem to be carried out by renowned Thai pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand.
Malaysiakini was told by Teoh's sister Lee Lan that the family hoped that the post-mortem will "reveal the truth" behind her brother's death.
Yes, hope against hope.
Hopefully, justice will be served.
Teoh Beng Hock's death is the death of an innocent life.
80% murder. So easy to murder but so hard to own up to one's crime.
Posted: 25 Oct 2009 10:14 PM PDT
Presenter : klpac
Director : Christopher Ling
Artistic Director : Joe Hasham OAM
Executive Producer : Dato' Faridah Merican
Featuring : Niki Cheong, Davina Goh & Michael Chen
This December, klpac will be presenting a sizzling poolside drama The Swimming Instructor. Written by the multi-award winning Singaporean writer Desmond Sim, the play has been staged thrice successfully in Singapore, playing to full houses. Desmond also co-wrote the acclaimed film Beautiful Boxer and The Wedding Game starring Fann Wong.
Get ready to dive into a hilarious and poignant tale about the undercurrents of love, lust and loss as experienced by a down-to-earth swimming instructor, a vivacious rich girl and a go-getting advertising executive.
Guan is a no-nonsense swimming instructor who teaches kids swimming at public pools. Unbeknownst to him, he has become an object of affection (and desire!) Will Guan's admirers discover what's lurking beneath his seemingly calm surface?
looking forward to watch dis when i gt back to malaysia next month. wee~
Posted: 25 Oct 2009 07:58 PM PDT
Posted: 25 Oct 2009 06:20 PM PDT
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