Friday, November 27, 2009

Cari Makan @ Selangor : YUEN steamboat Buffet

Cari Makan @ Selangor : YUEN steamboat Buffet


Cari Makan @ Selangor : YUEN steamboat Buffet

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 07:59 AM PST

Two days back to back
Two Dinner continuosly
Two Gathering : one for Blogger and one for Family
Celebrated Two event: ThanksGiving and Hari Raya Haji

Day One - November 26th 2009
KY has organized a blogger gathering yesterday. We always have our blogger gathering @ YUEN Buffet Steamboat, Sunway. Thanks KY for going there early to reserve a table for all of us... Basically this round we only have 6 people... I met couples of bloggers face to face in YUEN. Anyone interested to join on the next gathering?

Day Two - November 27th 2009
My sis wanna to go Klang for seafood... My dad said it's too far for us to travel all the way to Klang for seafood... Mom suggested YUEN after hearing my promotion on this place... I would like to thanks Twilight for introduce me to this place. So I actually met Twilight again tonight @ YUEN after the blogger gathering yesterday. His friend treated him the dinner @ YUEN..

People has queued up @ about 6pm

It's a crab of coz it's not this crab

What were they waiting? Anyone wanna to know?
Hehehe... they were waiting for the BBQ Chicken Wingz to be served.

The Seafood Platter

There are all kinds of seafood e.g. Shrimps, Crab, Sea cucumber, Fishes etc... and one more item that KlangKia likes it so much... *Drum* So anyone can guess?
Yup! It's Oysters... he likes Oyster so much that sometime he was craving for Oysters and couldn't resist to pay a visit to YUEN.

There are lots more food which i couldn't describe all in this post... One of their signature food is BBQ Chicken Wings... in my mind interpretted the fighting for chicken wings "No Fight No BBQ Chicken Wings" ... I always have no luck :( ...

Anyway, do pay a visit to YUEN and experiencec the difference... Why i say so?


This is why i say it's a different... Before i left the place @ about 8:45pm and lots of people still queuing to enter YUEN... this is what i said the difference experience... they actually testing your patient while waiting...

Overall, YUEN is a recommended place for Steamboat buffet... but don't expect too much on the ambiance... It's very basic facilities with friendly staff... :)

*Two Thumbs Up* from TZ... :)


Aidiladha Tanda Pengorbanan Umat Islam

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 10:19 AM PST

Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah berkenan menunaikan Solat Aidil Adha bersama pemimpin kerajaan negeri dan 10,000 rakyat di Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam pagi tadi.

Walaupun sambutan Hari Raya Korban agak sederhana namun umat Islam digalakkan melakukan Solat Aidil Adha di pagi 10 Zulhijjah, diikuti dengan melaungkan takbir membesarkan Allah dan menyembelih haiwan ternakan.

Hari Raya Aidil Adha bukan setakat mengalirkan darah ternakan ke bumi malah ia adalah simbolik pengorbanan Nabi Ibrahim A.S. bersama anaknya, Nabi Ismail A.S menunaikan perintah Allah SWT.

Mufti Selangor, Datuk Setia Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid dalam khutbahnya mengingatkan umat Islam supaya sentiasa mempertahankan kesucian Islam melalui kepercayaan tauhid dan melaksanakan tuntutan agama secara konsisten tanpa dipengaruhi kepentingan mana-mana pihak.

"Masih ada segelintir umat Islam tidak yakin untuk melaksanakan Islam, dan masih ragu untuk hidup dengan melaksanakan sistem Islam yang syumul kerana takut tidak dipersetujui oleh orang-orang kafir, takut akan berlakunya huru-hara lalu menjadikannya alasan paling baik untuk tidak melaksanakan tuntutan Islam", kata Tamyes.

Selain itu katanya, umat Islam dianjurkan bertakbir dan bertahmid sepanjang Hari Tasyriq iaitu pada hari kesepuluh, sebelas, dua belas dan diakhiri sesudah Asar pada hari ketiga belas bulan Zulhijjah yang disambut setiap tahun.

Tamyes turut mengingatkan Umat Islam supaya menghindarkan sikap mazmumah yang mementingkan urusan duniawi semata-mata sehingga sanggup meninggalkan tuntutan hukum hakam malah segelintirnya pula memperjuangkan maksiat dan kemungkaran.

"Pengorbanan Nabi Ibrahim bersama anaknya Nabi Ismail mengajar umat Islam semangat rela berkorban untuk menjunjung perintah Allah terutama pada saat umat Islam diserang wabak penyakit hubub dunia, iaitu terlalu sayangkan dunia, tamak kepada harta dan terlalu takut hilang sokongan", jelasnya.

Hadir sama, Raja Muda Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah; Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dan Exco Selangor, Yaakob Sapari, Iskandar Abdul Samad dan Datuk Dr Hassan Mohamed Ali. - MOHD SAHRULNIZAM MOHD ZAIN (TVS)




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Pulau Pinang Beri Anugerah Kepada 137 Penghafaz Al-Quran Negeri

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 10:13 AM PST

Seramai 137 penghafaz Al-Quran atau Hafiz di Pulau Pinang diberi penghargaan oleh kerajaan negeri dalam satu Majlis yang diadakan di Dewan Seri Pulau Pinang, kelmarin.

Menurut Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang,YAB Lim Guan Eng, pemberian anugerah ini adalah untuk memberi penghargaan kepada mereka yang berjaya menghafaz sepenuhnya AL-Quran dalam membentuk insan yang bertaqwa, sebagai pemangkin ekonomi negeri.

Jelas beliau, walaupun wujud kepelbagaian agama di negara ini khususnya di Pulau Pinang tetapi beliau berpegang kepada hakikat bahawa kesemua agama mengajak penganutnya ke arah kebaikan dan kesejahteraan.

Tambah beliau, Kerajaan negeri memberi pengiktirafan ini kerana percaya bahawa bukan mudah untuk menjadi seorang penghafal Al-Quran kerana ia memerlukan disiplin dan komitment yang tinggi dan hanya insan-insan berjiwa besar serta berkeperibadian mulia mampu melakukanya.

Penyampaian anugerah kepada para hafiz dan hafizah ini telah dimulakan sejak tahun 2008 dalam usaha melahirkan ramai para hafiz di negeri ini.Setiap penerima anugerah diberikan sijil penghargaan dan wang tunai RM 500 setiap seorang

Turut hadir dalam majlis penyampaian anugerah kepada 137 para hafiz dan hafizah, Tuan Yang Terutama Negeri Pulau Pinang Datuk Seri Dr. Abdul Rahman Bin Abbas,Dato Abu Hassan Din Al-Hafiz dan Tuan Haji Mohamad Sabu.

Lim Guan Eng percaya dengan lahirnya para hafiz dan hafizah di negeri Pulau Pinang ini akan dapat melahirkan insan yang berintegriti tinggi serta melahirkan masyarakat yang harmoni dan dinamik. -TVS






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Lomography is Not Cheap, But I Like

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 10:18 AM PST

000006 by nicholaschan.

I kept my two toy camera, a Holga and Diana F+ with Fisheye in the cupboard for a long time because I didn't really have to time to take out to shoot but recently, I brought them out and shoot all the shots I've left in the film.

After getting the film to processed, and saw the outcome, my interest came back again. Have been surfing and checking out a lot of toy camera lately and my shopping and wish list increases.

000011 by nicholaschan

OMG! I am so poor right now. Toy camera is cheap, the build quality is also cheap but I tell you what, it's not a cheap hobby! Because you will have to spend for films, different type of films, send to shop to process, then scan into digital, it will be expensive.

Well, if you are into it, feeling arts, be sure you save a lot of money, earn a lot of money and never count how much you have spent, it will be a lot.

IMG_4987-1 by nicholaschan.

More shots are coming, don't wanna post it all once. Not fun. Haha. By the way, the above shot is I did the scan from negative myself. Not bad right?


Olympus E-P1 Pen TVC

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 09:55 AM PST

I am quite into retro camera lately, just an interest that suddenly struck my mind, this might me old but check out the Olympus PEN commercial. Pretty girl and lovely camera. Woo!

Too cool already.


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In Memory of Maah Ajuh

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 08:53 AM PST

Today I take a break from my 'Happiness is....' series. Something rather 'unhappy' happened.

I am referring to the death of Mr Maah Ajuh.

Today, Friday 27 November 2009 is a public holiday in Malaysia due to the Hari Raya Aidil Adha, otherwise known as Hari Raya Haji in conjunction with the Haj season in the Muslim Holy Land. It is also known as Hari Raya Korban (Feast of Sacrifice) to commemorate patriach Abraham (Ibrahim)'s obedience to God by his preparedness to sacrifice his son. God however was only testing Abraham's loyalty and stopped him from killing his son just in the nick of time.

Apart from that, it was of course Thanksgiving Day in America. Thus, I was in no hurry to wake up. On a holiday, I normally wake up only when my stomach tells me to.

However, Friday morning, I was awaken by a phone call. The caller said Mr Maah Ajuh had passed away in our hometown of Tamparuli a few hours earlier.

I forced myself out of bed, much as I would like to sleep for at least an hour more, washed and dressed up to go to Tamparuli and breakfast.

The late Maah was more than a childhood friend. He was also the drummer cum singer for our band, The Hornbill, in the late 1960s. He is seen in the centre of the picture above, holding his drum sticks. I am seated second from left.

The picture was taken in 1968 or sometime thereabout. It was taken soon after our band won the Tuaran-district level Battle of The Bands. As you can see, the picture, taken at the only studio in Tamparuli, was in black-and-white, which was the norm those days. And mind you, one has to wait for a few days before you get to see your picture; comapared to a few minutes (and in colour) now!

If I remember correctly, the picture was published in the local newspapers to announce our victory as well as the fact that we would be performing at the up-coming Tuaran Tamu Besar. The Tamu Besar, then held annually, was the biggest event of the district. The highlight was the beauty contest, just like the Kaamatan (Harvest Festival).

But the late Maah 'disappeared' just a few days before the Tamu Besar. He apparently left quietly for Kuala Lumnpur to be trained as a policeman! Luckily we had a standby drummer, though not as good as he.

Upon graduating from the Police Training Academy, the late Maah returned to Sabah to serve as a policeman, of course. Whenever he was off-duty, he would still play the drum for us.

Sometime in the late 1970s, the late Maah was seconded to become ADC (bodyguard) to the then Deputy Chief Minister cum Tamparuli Assemblyman, the late Dr James Ongkili.

After the defeat of the Berjaya party by PBS, the late Maah served Ongkili's successor and my classmate Datuk Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing in a similar capacity until recent years.

In between serving as a policeman and a bodyguard, the late Maah tried his hand in small businesses including starting a car-wash business beside his house by the main road which is still in operation.

The late Maah was a younger brother of the late Wugau Ajuh (also spelt Ugau) who was the Ketua Kampung (those days called Orang Tua) or village headman for Bontoi which is just next to Tamparuli town itself. Those days, the Orang Tua was influencial and highly respected by the native community.

Following Berajaya's victory in 1976, the late Ugau was promoted to Ketua Anak Negeri or Native Chief (NC) for Tamparuli. An NC oversees a group of village headmen. Ugau remained the NC until his death in the late 1970s. Co-incidentally, he also died on Hari Raya Haji day, just like his brother Maah.

The late Ugau was father to two of our singers in the late 1960s, Malim and Maliana Ugau. Malim and Maliana also appeared on local TV in the early 1970s, those days still in black-and-white. Together with our band sometimes, they also sang at various functions. Those days, entertainment or night life was limited (no Internet, no Video games, no Karaoke) and people would hold a dance party and call a band at the slightest excuse - wedding, engagement, birthday, etc. Yes, the catch-phrase or password those days was 'party' and whenever teenagers or young adults met they would ask each other when and where the next party would be.

Malim is now Datin Hajjh Malim (forgot her Muslim name), married to a successful businessman and veteran journalist Datuk Wahid Norbinsha. Maliana is also a Datin, married to Datuk Jahid Jahim, Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports cum Tamparuli Assemblyman.

I am not sure how old the late Maah was. A few years my senior, he must have been aroudn 60. But all I know is the people of Tamparuli will miss his jokes and antics. There was never a dull moment with him around in any function.

May he rest in peace.


Budget for disabled friendly facilities - StarMetro

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 08:03 AM PST


Friday November 27, 2009

MBPJ councillors get RM55.53mil

By FAZLEENA AZIZ


FOR the first time, the Petaling Jaya city councillors have been allocated RM55.53mil based on their respective zones.

The allocation is part of the RM260.44mil budget next year tabled by the Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman recently.

Roslan said the different allocations were based on the needs of the respective areas.

The highest allocation goes to councillor Latheefa Koya (RM5.4mil, Zone 16)) followed by Anthony Thanasayan (RM4.9mil, Zone 13) and R. Selvarajan (RM4.4mil).

Councillor Kamarudin Suhaimi was allocated the lowest (RM339,620, Zone 23) while Mahharul Ismail allocation is (RM428,700, Zone 18).

The allocations are a boon for the councillors but questions have surfaced on why certain areas are getting more than the others.

StarMetro spoke to the councillors about their plans for their allocations and what could be expected from this new move by MBPJ.

Latheefa said her allocation was based on a combination of requests from the residents, needs of the area, community representatives as well as the council's outlook.

She said her budget would have to cover her large area, including Section 1A, 4, 18 and 3.

"When broken down it is not that big at all. My area is very old and needs a lot of upgrading work and this includes broken drains," she said.
She said the allocation allowed the councillors to save time on red tape and get on with the job.

"This will also enable MBPJ to specifically carry out what the residents want," she said.

She said since this was the first time they had been given such a budget, they would spend only on necessities.

Anthony said the money allocated would be used primarily for Section 52, which would become a green, clean and disabled friendly zone.

He said the money would be used for projects that had been neglected in the past like facilities for the disabled and proper pavement.

"There have been instances in the past where due to red tape, some plans could not be carried out. With this allocation, we want to plan wisely and cater to the public's needs.

Councillor Kamarudin Suhaimi is positive about the small budget allocated for his area. He said the council was not going to spend money unless necessary.
He said the council still had RM80mil in reserves as it had not used up all the money from this year's budget.

"My area does not have many people and it is very small. Most of the money will be used for roads and the drainage system near the Bintang market area," he said.

He said they could always ask the financial committee for more allocation if the funds given were insufficient.

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What is your view on rapper Namewee's video, which pokes fun at TNB?

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 08:51 AM PST

@ The Star Online: Polls

Personally, I dislike his style of presentation but I think he is only making a point!


Baju Kahwin

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 07:02 AM PST


semalam saya pergi fitting baju kahwin.

sangat suuukaaaaaa!

terima kasih kak zai! :D

p.s.: enam hari lagi! hu.

Posted in attire, i'm a happy kid!, wedding bell


En Tao Methodist Church - Grand Sales For Church Building

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 06:56 AM PST

The DJ station where the atmosphere of the fund-raising sales was made lively!

My good brother Hua Ping was spotted at the egg station.

I asked Yong Sun to pose for a photo. Not forgetting his newly published book, he held it up to get some promotion benefits. The proceeds of the book sales all went to the building fund.

At the live cooking station, this brother gave an impressive demonstration of kueh teoh frying!

A makeshift eatery where enticing foods were served.

Some houses for sale!

En Tao Methodist Church at Jalan Teku, Sibu is expanding fast. To cope with the growing church members, the church has put it on the drawing board a new building plan.
Towards raising funds to finance the project, the church members put their hands and heads together this morning to hold a grand sales function.
Although the scale of the fund-raising sales was only moderate, the turnout was encouraging. The whole sales was heartwarming and the atmosphere was brotherly and sisterly.
It touched me to see all the brothers and sisters serving Lord selflessly together for the glory of our almighty Father.
I bumped into Hua Ping, Yong Sun, Steve Ling, Steven Wong, Daniel Chew and many others. The one hour that we (Yian and I) stayed on there was truly joyous.
Hallelujah!


Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 06:18 AM PST

Selamat menyambut Hari Raya Aidil Adha kepada semua muslimin & muslimat, mukminin & mukminat

Happy Eidul-Adha to all Muslims.


Kuantan Kuantan!

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 06:00 AM PST

Dato' sak didn't want to drive up to Cherating because it was almost 6 in the evening.

And so we just decided to go to nearby Pantai Sepat.
Recently, I have decided to make him my 'male model?'

"You tolonglah jangan ambik gambar perut buncit I ok?"

"Ok..ok..!"

Alas..the beautiful wind by the sea still wanted to show the silhouette of his pouchiness..

He quickly grabbed the camera.." Ok..I'll take a picture of you wearing your tight pants!"
Hooo..balas dendam!! hahaha

Of course Dato' didn't do that..

He took photos of the fantastic view of Pantai Sepat.

I then took photos of many contented fat, healthy looking cows grazing and lazing happily in the area.
They have escaped the religious korban ritual today.
What puzzled me was that the ones I saw tied up in the mosque compound to be sacrificed in Balok yesterday were rather thin and scrawny.
Hmmm..I wonder..

Over the Tanjung Lumpur bridge we could see rows of fishing boats colourfully and neatly anchored by the jetties.
Since its Raya Haji today, obviously most of the fishermen are enjoying and celebrating Aidil Adha with their love ones at home or back in their kampong hometowns.

Nowadays, I am really beginning to treasure my photography sprees with my dear old friend.
Ahh.. it must be the fresh Kuantan sea air with its rejuvenating ingredients.

p.s. Decided to drive to KL tomorrow..because it was just lovely staying at home today.











After getting all the wrong angles even though I tried my best not to snap his pouchiness..a good laugh was all that I could deliver..










Momo's Raya Haji perch on the telly!


Retrospective Exhibition At Penang State Art Gallery

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 04:53 AM PST



The best of Tay's lifetime
Story and photos by JEREMY TAN

RENOWNED local watercolour and batik artist Tay Mo-Leong has been accorded one of the art scene's highest honours – a retrospective exhibition featuring his life's works at the Penang State Art Gallery.

The exhibition showcases Tay's masterpieces dating back to the 1950s, many of which are in the hands of private collectors who have generously allowed the pieces to be exhibited.

It also marks the 10th solo exhibition for the 71-year-old who was born in Sungai Bakap and a full-time artist for the past 45 years.
Tay's batik piece "Legong Dancers in Blue".

During his secondary education at Chung Ling High School in Penang, he joined the art society and developed a passion for art under the tutelage of Khaw Sia, one of Malaysia's foremost art pioneers.

Upon finishing high school, he enrolled at the Provincial Taipei Normal College, graduating with a diploma in fine art. Since then, Tay has enjoyed a long and illustrious career, contributing greatly to the local art scene and in particular, batik.

State Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai, who was guest of honour at the opening ceremony on Saturday, said the exhibition was a great tribute to one of Penang's most outstanding artists.
A batik piece entitled, 'Native Girls'

"Tay Mo-Leong is no doubt a household name in art circles. As such, this exhibition is a major event not just for Penangites, but the entire nation as well," he said.

Tay also donated three of his works to the gallery, which Wong said would go a long way in making the gallery's permanent collection one of the best in the country.

The opening ceremony also saw the launch of a 300-page hardcover book detailing Tay's life and accomplishments. Titled Tay Mo-Leong Retrospective, the book includes a selection of over 150 of Tay's best artworks.

"This publication is the definitive work on Tay and his life. It will be an inspiring piece for all artists and art lovers alike," said gallery chairman Datuk Tang Hon Yin.

The exhibition at the gallery, located at the ground floor of Dewan Sri Pinang, runs until Nov 30. For details, contact 04-2613144.


As reported in Sinchew.
戴懋龍回顧展至31日‧45水彩蠟染畫作登場
2009-11-09 14:59

(檳城)《戴懋龍回顧展》於11月7至31日,在檳州藝術畫廊展出。共展出45幅畫作,水彩及蠟染畫各半,是戴懋龍歷年來的心血之作。

戴懋龍發明的"雙重防染"蠟染方式,突破了蠟染畫過去一直面對的限制,其靈感來自夏威夷的一次日本和服展。他發現日本人為和服布料染色時用的並不是蠟,而是糯米粉和面粉煮成的漿糊。

2講座會談水彩蠟染

目睹了和服的染色方式後,戴懋龍把蠟與漿糊兩種防染方式結合為雙重防染法。這種新技術解決了蠟染畫的線條限制,從此以後,蠟染畫家在畫布上就可以真正做到隨心所欲,也使蠟染畫風格更多樣,色彩更特出。

在畫展期間,戴懋龍將親自主講2場講座會,分別談論水彩和蠟染技巧,他也會示範如何製作蠟染畫。

黃漢偉:屬大馬重要展覽
戴懋龍蠟染畫嚮當當

掌管藝術事務的行政議員黃漢偉表示,戴懋龍作品回顧展不只是檳州最重要的展覽,也是大馬最重要的展覽,若大家有留意獨立後大馬的藝術發展,戴懋龍是一個嚮當當的名字,尤其在蠟染畫方面。

他前日(7日)主持"戴懋龍作品回顧展"開幕時表示,通常由像檳州藝術畫廊這樣的單位主辦的回顧展,是為了肯定一名重要的藝術家的重大貢獻,戴懋龍擁有一段長久及活躍的藝術事業,當然值得檳州政府為這位在檳州出生及作為全職畫家的子民,主辦這場特別的回顧展,檳城以他為榮。

檳州藝術畫廊主席拿督鄧康賢表示,戴懋龍今年71歲,已經舉行了第9次的個人畫展,他記得每次參觀戴懋龍的畫展,都對其水彩和峇迪畫留下深刻印象。

策展人陳忠源表示,回顧展對一個畫家來說非常重要,因為這是人生只有一次的機會,檳州藝術畫廊每年都舉辦一次回顧展,這次選擇了在繪畫事業上相當有成就及傑出的畫家戴懋龍。
星洲日報/大北馬‧2009.11.08


Presenting the school uniforms to students.

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 04:49 AM PST



As reported in Sinchew.

打開與華校的互動之門‧民聯議員走"校服外交"
2009-11-18 14:36

(檳城)民聯議員要以"校服外交政策"打開華校與民聯議員互動之門?

近些日子以來,感觸華校不敢邀請民聯議員出席學校活動的亞依淡區州議員黃漢偉,聲稱或必須以頒發校服、校鞋來打"外交政策",以便能名正言順走入學校,和校方有正式互動。

就在週二(11月17日),他終於有這機緣,在一所華小的全體學生面前,頒發校服給15名貧寒生。這所華小是在他選區內的僑南華小。

對於僑南小學董家教以及校方邀請他親自頒發校服給貧寒生的舉動,黃漢偉表示欣賞。

選區8所華校僅僑南回應

不過,他卻也感觸地告訴記者,早前已向選區內的各源流學校發函,通知校方若需要哪一方面的援助,包括了捐助貧寒生校服、校鞋,都可向他反映,可是反應並不鼓舞。

他說,其選區內共有8所華校,只有僑南小學回應,呈上需要校服援助的學生名單。

他相信亞依淡區內的學校必有一些貧困孩子,因此,他希望學校別因為政治壓力,而損及學生利益。

黃漢偉準備了100套校服、校鞋捐予區內的貧寒生,除了頒發給僑南小學以及拉惹茲淡小,其餘的將通過回教堂負責分發給國小的學生。

出席頒發校服、校鞋儀式的嘉賓包括了僑南小學董事長江錫強、家協主席王碧宣、財政黃輝岩、黃漢偉服務隊團員李榮友以及僑南小學校長曾清月。
星洲日報/大北馬‧2009.11.17


Rumah Hijau - Handing over the keys to the residents.

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 04:44 AM PST




As reported in The Star
Finally, after 40 years
By DERRICK VINESH

AFTER nearly a 40-year wait, the 236 families living in the slum of Rumah Hijau in Mak Mandin, Penang, can finally move into new three-room low-cost flats located 3km away from their longhouses.

Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai said about 170 families had accepted the 650 sq ft units in Ampang Jajar, Butterworth, adding that he hoped the remaining families would follow suit.
236 families living in the slum of Rumah Hijau in Mak Mandin in Penang finally after 40 years.

"We will meet with the remaining families to convince them to accept the flat units which have been built for them.

"Hopefully, upon seeing their neighbours enjoying a better quality of life, they will move here as well," he said after presenting keys to the units to families who had accepted the offer at the flats' community hall yesterday.

Wong said the project's developer, Silver Channel Sdn Bhd, obtained the certificate of fitness for the 20-storey block comprising 304 flats on Oct 28, while balloting for the units was done on Sept 15.
New homes: Rumah Hijau residents registering to collect their low-cost flat keys at Ampang Jajar in Butterworth, Penang yesterday.

Under an agreement with the developer, he said, all temporary occupational licence holders (TOL) from Rumah Hijau would get a free unit which costs RM42,000.

"The non-TOL holders are being offered cash compensation of RM25,000 per family.

"They have an option to take up units in this flat block by paying the difference of RM17,000," Wong said.

He said tenants who lived in Rumah Hijau for more than five years would receive a compensation of RM5,000, while those who stayed there between a year and three years would receive RM3,000.

Tenants, who lived under a year, would not be entitled to any compensation, he added.

Wong said those who accepted the flat units had been asked to voluntarily demolish their present houses and vacate by Dec 31.

"We have to give them a deadline to move out otherwise they would take their own time to do so," he said.

Resident Fatimah Mohamad, 53, said she was happy to relocate to the flat, noting that her wooden longhouse unit in Rumah Hijau, where she had lived for 40 years, was no longer habitable.

"The toilet in my termite-ridden house is broken; there is no proper sewage system and the area is infested with rats, flies and other pests," she said.

Fatimah, a divorcee with five children aged between 14 and 33 including a daughter who is deaf, however, said she could not afford the deposit for water and electricity to be installed in her flat.

"I hope the developer will graciously give us a small amount for relocation expenses as we are finding it hard to raise the amount by Dec 31," she added.

Fellow resident M. Munusamy, 49, an ex-lorry driver, said he too did not have the money to move within such a short period, adding that he hoped the state would extend the deadline.

Another resident, Chong Hsiao Nam, 79, said he was thankful to the state government for expediting negotiations with the developer, noting that the residents there had waited a long time to move into better abodes.

In April last year, Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy said that the residents gave up their original squatter houses in 1972 and moved into the longhouses in Rumah Hijau to enable the Penang Development Corporation to develop the Mak Mandin Industrial Area project.

Initially, the residents were supposed to stay in the longhouses temporarily for about three to five years, Ramasamy said, but it had been almost 40 years since they moved out.

Rumah Hijau is a slum-within-a-town. It is not accessible by cars and the houses are often hit by flash floods as well as drainage backflow.


青屋區66戶拒州政府獻議‧接受"屋賠屋"居民獲鎖匙
2009-11-25 11:57

As reported in Sinchew.

(檳城‧北海)檳州房屋、城市及鄉村規劃委員會主席黃漢偉表示,北海麥曼珍青屋區的72%家庭,即170戶經接受州政府以一屋賠一屋或2萬5000令吉的賠償方案。

他說,北海麥曼珍青屋區共有236戶家庭受到迫遷的影響,所以目前僅剩下66戶居民尚不接受州政府獻議的賠償。

他表示州政府賠償方案的門戶隨時開放,所以那些尚未接受賠償的家庭如果改變初衷的話,可致電威北縣署官員里查04-5759963。

黃漢偉是週二(11月24日)早上代表州政府移交安邦惹惹組屋鎖匙予全部接受以"一屋賠一屋"的青屋區居民之儀式上致詞時這麼說。出席者尚包括峇眼達南區州議員丹納及首長國會選區助理陳楷棕等人。

接受賠償居民須12月31前搬空

他說,拿到鎖匙的居民從即日(11月24日)開始,隨時都可以遷入居住,不過相信居民們都會等到申請到水電後才後陸續遷入新居。

他指出,州政府也限定接受賠償的居民,必須在12月31日前搬空青屋區的房屋及將房子拆除。

他說,在超過三分之二居民接受州政府的賠償方案後,經證明這是一個人民都能接受的賠償方案,不過州政府還是會繼續接見剩下的66戶居民,以瞭解他們不接受賠償方案的理由後,然後才另尋方法逐一解決。

他說,此座20層組屋共有304個單位,每個單位有650平方呎及有3間房,而且它與青屋區的距離尚不到3公里,如以時速50公里行走,只須6分鐘而已。

安邦惹惹組屋10月28獲入伙證

他希望那些尚不願意搬遷的居民,應該會想像到當其中三分之二鄰居及朋友都遷走及將房屋都拆除後的情景堪憐。

他指出,安邦惹惹組屋已在10月28日獲得入伙准證,而州政府則早在9月15日經讓青屋區居民進行抽籤。

他說,此組屋的基本建設和居住環境遠比青屋區完善清潔,希望那些尚在考慮的居民,能重新改變不搬的決定。

沒能力負擔搬遷裝修費
居民盼州政府再撥款

部份北海麥曼珍青屋區居民在領取房屋鎖匙後,突然在現場向首長助理提出額外要求,並希望州政府能夠再撥出一筆款項,充作他們搬遷及裝修屋子的用途!

這些居民說,他們都是貧苦人家,所以沒有能力負擔搬遷費用,希望州政府能考慮協助他們,否則他們可能沒有能力在短時間內遷離青屋區。

他們表示,再加上組屋內的百葉窗口及廁所旁皆尚未裝上鐵支,這可能對小童的生命造成威脅及竊賊輕易潛入屋內,所以希望州政府能撥款為人民建造鐵花或鐵支,來保障小童們的安全。

80歲居民:終於脫離惡劣居住環境

在北海麥曼珍青屋區居住長達40年的居民張紹南(80歲),終於等到政府賠償的組屋,讓他得以脫離青屋區的惡劣居住環境!

他表示在與妻子繳交水電費抵押金後,就會遷入安邦惹惹組屋居住。

他表示其一男一女經成家而住在他處,所以只有他與老妻相依為命。

他表示感激州政府特地安排第一樓的單位給他,以方便他們出入。
星洲日報/大北馬‧2009.11.24


Revival of Abandoned Project - Fettes Villa

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 04:39 AM PST





As reported in Sinchew.
光大52樓首次對談會
花地園購屋者發展商雙贏

拖了13年的花地園(Fettes Villa)屋業擱置計劃,週四中午在檳州政府撮合下,受影響的購屋者於新接手的發展商瑋力產業,在光大52樓首次舉行對談,並獲得不錯的成果。

計劃命名"嵩峰閣"

州行政議員黃漢偉說,花地園共有588戶單位受影響,其中中廉價屋為356戶,中價屋212戶,店屋則20戶。在白武士瑋力接手後,有望在明年復工,並將計劃命名為"嵩峰閣"(The Peak)。

"這是我們首次召開會議,絕對不會是最後一次。希望受影響者能夠配合,儘快把問題一起來解決。"

中廉價屋增至564個

此發展商代表羅振銓在會上解釋,"嵩峰閣"計劃和較早前的"花地園"不同,其中中廉價屋的數量從原有的363單位,增加至564個,而中價屋亦從907單位減少至648個單位,至於店屋則從20單位提昇到30個。

"中廉價屋單位的面積,從原有的500平方尺增加至650平方尺,價錢也從原本的5萬令吉提高到7萬5000令吉左右;中價屋的面積從700平方尺改成1000及1100平方尺兩種設計,價錢方面則從原來的12萬令吉躍升至25萬8000令吉起。"

不願意購買將退回訂金

他說,目前這間公司會先處理中價屋的問題,並在明年3月才發信通知中廉價屋購屋者作出協調,看看對方是否願意繼續購買。

"如果不願意購買,我們將退回10%的訂金,這僅僅限於中廉價屋而已。"

另一方面,購屋者行動委員會陳錦鐘亦說,現在他們所面臨的問題是聯絡不上先前的購屋者,因此,他呼吁之前的購屋者能夠主動聯繫瑋力產業(04-2108000)或他本身(016-4905286),以期能夠儘快解決問題。


Apabila Gesaan Nik Amar Disambut Oleh UMNO

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 04:23 AM PST

Akhirnya gesaan Nik Amar Nik Abdullah (gambar), Exco Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan yang juga Timb Pesuruhjaya III PAS Kelantan telah mendapat respons positif dri UMNO!

Malaysian Insider melaporkan Umno Kelantan turut menggesa barisan kepimpinan PAS negeri itu segera menamakan seorang pengganti yang jelas kepada Menteri Besar, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat dan bukannya memberi pelbagai pendapat yang berbeza-beza mengenai isu tersebut.

Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan Umno negeri, Datuk Mustapa Mohamed berkata hanya dengan langkah itu nasib rakyat dapat dibela selepas barisan kepimpinan diterajui Nik Aziz kini bercelaru dengan isu isu dan masalah dalaman parti.

Nik Aziz menjadi Menteri Besar Kelantan sejak selepas pilihan raya umum 1990.

Beliau berkata, masalah dalaman yang dihadapi PAS negeri itu menyebabkan kebajikan rakyat terjejas kerana tumpuan pemimpin telah beralih arah.

Semalam Timbalan Menteri Besar Kelantan Datuk Ahmad Yaakob yang menerima sokongan dua Timbalan Pesuruhjaya PAS negeri itu mengambil sikap rendah diri dengan menegaskan tidak perlu ada pelan peralihan sekarang yang memerlukan Nik Aziz menamakan penggantinya.

Ahmad disebut-sebut bakal menggantikan Nik Aziz jika beliau berundur.

Oleh kerana Nik Aziz masih sihat, Ahmad yang merupakan Timbalan Pesuruhjaya I PAS Kelantan berkata, beliau boleh meneruskan kepimpinannya sebagai Menteri Besar.

"Tiada keadaan terdesak. Menteri Besar masih OK... boleh teruskan jawatan dia. Sebenarnya benda ini tak ada apa-apa," kata beliau.

Pandangan itu diberikan beberapa jam selepas Timbalan Pesuruhjaya III PAS Kelantan, Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah yang turut bersetuju supaya Ahmad dilantik Menteri Besar menggantikan Nik Aziz kelak.

Pendirian yang serupa juga dilahirkan oleh Exco Kanan Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Husam Musa kelmarin.

Husam berkata beliau akan menolak tawaran jika dilantik menjadi Menteri Besar Kelantan untuk menggantikan Nik Aziz.

Mohd Amar dan Husam juga merupakan Exco Kerajaan Negeri.

Sebelum ini beberapa pihak dalam PAS sendiri mengeluarkan kenyataan mengenai kedudukan Nik Aziz yang juga Mursyidul Am PAS itu sebagai pentadbir negeri ini termasuklah Mohd Amar.

Awal minggu Mohd Amar menyarankan Nik Aziz agar menamakan penggantinya lebih awal untuk mengelakkan timbul kekalutan apabila tiba masanya beliau melepaskan jawatan itu kelak.

Mustapa yang juga Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri berkata, Nik Aziz sepatutnya membuat keputusan kerana beliau tidak boleh memegang jawatan tersebut selama-lamanya.

"Tidak ada sesiapa yang boleh menongkat langit sampai bila-bila. Maka harus ada pengganti yang sudah dikenal pasti.

"Macam kita di peringkat pusat, Perdana Menteri akan digantikan oleh timbalannya. Di Kelantan ini pula, semua orang tampil dengan pendapat yang berbeza-beza," tegasnya

Kemelut dalaman PAS Kelantan dilihat meruncing sehingga memaksa Nik Aziz mengarahkan menantunya, Abdul Ariffahmi Abdul Rahman meletakkan jawatan sebagai Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Perbadanan Menteri Besar Kelantan.


Ulasan GB

Nik Amar Nik Abdullah sudah lupa bahawa ayahnya Nik Abdullah Arshad telah menjadi wakil tunggal PAS di Parlimen pada 1987 dengan kerusi Pengkalan Chepa yang diberikan oleh TG Nik Abdul Aziz (TGNA adalah wakil tunggal PAS di Parlimen selepas memenangi kerusi Pengkalan Chepa pada 1983-1986). Kini Nik Amar sudah giat untuk menydesak TG Nik Aziz menamakan pengganti - yang memberi persepsi bahawa Nik Amar mahu cepat TGNA berundur dan mahu jika namanya diumumkan sebagai pengganti!

GB memfitnah?

Lihat senario ini terlebih dahulu.

Nik Amar yang diketahui sebagai pemimpin yang menyokong gagasan UG di Kelantan memang tidak sehaluan dengan Husam Musa. Itu sebab apabila nama Datuk Ahmad Yaakob disebut-sbut sbagai pengganti TGNA, Nik Amar cepat-cepat menyokongnya.

Ditanya mengenai kenyataan Husam tidak dicalonkan sebagai menteri besar bagi mengambil alih tempat Nik Aziz jika menteri besar melepaskan jawatannya, Mohd Amar berkata itu pendapat peribadi Husam sendiri.

"Itu hak dan soal dia, saya tidak boleh kata apa," katanya. -malaysiakini


Perhatikan nada jawapan Nik Amar di atas apabila diajukan soalan mengenai Husam Musa. Jarang sekali seorang pemimpin parti akan menggunakan unggapan "Itu hak dan soal dia" terhadap sesama pemimpin parti, yang jelas menonjolkan Nik Amar yang sebenar.

Mujur Datuk Ahmad Yaakob yang tidak mahu TGNA terluka, tidak termakan dengan ampu Nik Amar apabila Datuk Ahmad menyatakan bahawa "Tiada keadaan terdesak. Menteri Besar masih OK... boleh teruskan jawatan dia. Sebenarnya benda ini tak ada apa-apa"

Husam lebih menampakkan ketulusan apabila dengan terang dan jelas menolak untuk dinamakan sebagai pengganti TGNA yang mencontohi kerendahan diri seperti Umar Al-Khattab sekalipun telah dinamakan sbagai Khalifah oleh Abu Bakar, sekalipun TGNA sendiri telah memberikan klu bahawa Husamlah yang bakal menggantinya.

Kini desakan dan gesaan Nik Amar itu disambut dan disambungkan oleh UMNO Kelantan. Nik Amar sanggup melukakan TGNA yang tentunya disukai UMNO. Tahniah Nik Amar. Kebenaran akan tetap terpancar.

Ini sama kes dengan Nik Abduh yang telah menerima pelawaan Pemuda UMNO untuk menyertai UMNO setelah beliau menghentam ayahandanya sendiri di satu ketika sebelum ini, tetapi Nik Abduh menolak dengan sipu-sipu malu pelawaan Pemuda UMNO itu!

Jangan ada lagi yang mendesak TGNA menamakan pengganti dan jangan ada yang menempelak "Bodoh" kepada orang yang ingin TGNA kekal sebagai MB kerana mereka bersama UMNO untuk menjatuhkan TGNA.

Seerah Rasulullah: Tiada siapa mendesak Rasulullah menamakan khalifah sementara hayat Rasulullah s.a.w. dikandung badan.

Blog Kelab GB, Terang, Tajam dan Tepat. InsyaAllah.


MCA factions await Najib to break deadlock - nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 01:59 AM PST

The three feuding factions are waiting for Najib's return from overseas to break the deadlock on the fresh polls date.

Despite consensus that there is a need for elections, the squabbling factions in MCA still have not come to terms when fresh party polls should be held . The faction led by MCA vice-president Liow Tiong Lai had announced the calling off of the second extraordinary general meeting (EGM) scheduled for Saturday at the party headquarters. Instead, they would turn the second EGM into a briefing session.

Oh man! What a waste of time!! Briefing session!!!? If only Liow were to spend that much time and energy in the Health Ministry as he did in MCA, I think there would not be a nationwide dengue alert today.

Liow is an excellent example of service to self above service to the nation.

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Gesaan Muhyiddin Berbaur Ugutan -Khalid Samad

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 01:40 AM PST

Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam, Khalid Samad membidas gesaan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin kepada Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah mempertimbangkan semula jemputan mengetuai kokus royalti minyak dan gas.

Menyifatkan gesaan tersebut berbaur ugutan, Khalid melahirkan kekesalan dengan tindakan Muhyiddin yang dilihat cuba menghalang langkah Razaleigh membantu rakyat Kelantan.

"Bunyi statement Muhyiddin itu macam ada unsur ugutan pula ye.. kena fakir dulu dan sebagainya, itu macam kurang sedap didengar lah. Hakikatnya Tengku Razaleigh adalah antara pelopor . Dalam soal ini dialah mengasaskan atau memain peranan untuk menghasilkan Akta Petroleum" ujarnya.

Kerajaan Pusat mendakwa rakyat Kelantan tidak berhak menerima royalti minyak kerana punca petroleum terletak melebihi 3 batu nautika dari pesisir pantai negeri.

Tengku Razaleigh yang terlibat secara langsung dalam penggubalan Akta Petroleum 1974, dijemput Pakatan Rakyat mempengerusikan kokus royalti minyak dan gas, yang diadakan bagi merangka pindaan baru keatas Akta itu.

Muhyiddin bagaimanapun menyarankan Razaleigh supaya berhati-hati membuat keputusan kerana kokus ini dianjurkan oleh Pakatan Rakyat.

"Jadi saya agak peliklah mengapa kalau kita ingin memahami, niat dan tujuan serta hak-hak yang ingin dipertahankan oleh Akta Petroleum itu, mengapa Muhyiddin mengeluarkan kenyataan yang sebegitu. Sepatutnya dia menggalakkan".

Ditanya sama ada gesaan Muhyiddin kepada mantan Menteri Kewangan itu akan mempengaruhi keputusan yang bakal diambil, ujar Khalid, Ku Li punya kredibiliti dan nilai integritinya sendiri sebagai seorang yang bertanggungjawab.

"Saya rasa itulah kehendak pihak kerajaan pusat tetapi Tengku Razaleigh mempunyai kredibiliti dan nilai integriti dirinya sendiri. Dan saya rasa diapun tidak mahu terlibat dalam usaha untuk yang jelas mengkhianati kerajaan negeri Kelantan dan dia pun kebetulan rakyat negeri Kelantan". -TVS




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UMNO BN Dalang Perpecahan Kaum India Di Malaysia

Posted: 27 Nov 2009 01:28 AM PST

EExco Kerajaan Selangor, Dr Xavier Jayakumar berkata Umno dan parti suruhan MIC mendalangi perpecahan kaum India di Malaysia.

Ketika dihubungi Tv Selangor, Xavier melahirkan kekesalan dengan isu ini dan berkata kaum India bukan sahaja berpecah sama sendiri, bahkan terpisah daripada kaum lain.

Statistik menunjukkan kadar kemiskinan dan belia bermasalah dalam masyarakat India amat tinggi. Dipinggirkan sekian lama, tidak mengejutkan jika elemen-elemen ekstrem lahir dari ketidakpedulian kerajaan sebelum ini.

Sehubungan itu, Xavier berkata kerajaan negeri hari ini mengambil pelbagai langkah membantu masalah kemiskinan masyarakat India melalui pendidikan dan bantuan sewajarnya agar kaum minoriti ini tidak terputus dari arus perdana.

"Kita beberapa kali telahpun nyatakan bahawa seorang pemimpin India memang kena belajar dan dia kena tolong dan bantu semua orang, bukan sahaja kaum India, begitu juga dengan pemimpin Cina dan Melayu", jelasnya.

Xavier berkata kewujudan Badan Bertindak Hak Hindu, Parti Makkal Sakhti dan Parti Hak Asasi Manusia menunjukkan perpecahan kaum India semakin serius.

Beliau berpendapatan perpecahan ini didalangi oleh Umno-BN, bagi memastikan kaum India tidak terikut dengan arus perubahan menyeluruh yang dibawa Pakatan Rakyat.

"Saya nampak sekarang ialah Makhal Sakhti ini yang telah didaftarkan macam itu cepat sangat satu permainan oleh Najib dengan Umno dan Barisan Nasional untuk pecah belahkan orang-orang India dalam kalangan rakyat di Malaysia. Dan ini adalah satu-satu caranya macam mana orang British gunakan pecah dan perintah ini ditunjukkan dan dipermainkan oleh Najib", kata Xavier lagi.

Mengulas kemungkinan penyertaan Parti Makkal Sakhti menyertai Pakatan Rakyat Selangor, Xavier berkata ia tidak memberi impak besar kerana masyarakat India di negeri ini sedia maklum bahawa perubahan hanya akan berlaku jika semua kaum berganding-bahu.

"Parti Makhal Sakhti ini tidak akan ada banyak kesan atas Pakatan Rakyat sebab orang India sudah faham sekarang macam mana keadaan situasi sekarang", tegasnya. - MOHD SAHRULNIZAM MOHD ZAIN (TVS)




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