Monday, March 31, 2008

Congratulations to Sarah & Elijah

To Sarah Bristol and Elijah Low, congratulations on you recent wedding on 27th March 2008 on the cruise ship Superstar Virgo, Singapore.

Wedding dinner was held at Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant on 29th March 2008.

http://www.sarahandelijah.com/

Friday, March 28, 2008

Bak Pong Teh @ home

The family had bak pong teh with rice on Tuesday night, and I also had some left overs on Wednesday night with 2 buns. Yum yum, I love pong teh.
Marilyn went to Rachel's house where her mum was there. Marilyn learned how to cook the dish from aunty Yeo.
Thank you aunty Yeo.
Yooo, brother Matt, come up here to have some home cooked meals.

Rojak @ Sec 17

Before music practise on Wednesday evening, I stopped by at section 17, opposite the market to grab my dinner, Indian rojak. I had to eat it cause I haven't eaten here for more than a year. The rojak (it is the sauce) taste much much better than the many Indian rojak I tasted in various mamak shops.

After I finished, I wanted to order a bowl of cendol, but... aiiii I was too late, 'Habis" said the cendol seller. Well next time.


The price:
Rojak biasa - RM3.50
Cendol - I think it is RM1.20

The place:
Rojak Mustaffa (a small hawker truck)
Road side, opposite the section 17 market.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blogger to pay for slander

Raja Petra writes on Malaysia Today (http://www.malaysia-today.net)

Raja Petra and editors to pay RM7mil for libel
Thursday March 27, 2008

ALOR STAR: A High Court here has ordered blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, the group chief editor and editor of PKR’s organ Suara Keadilan to pay a total of RM7mil to Universiti Utara Malaysia and its vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Nordin Kardi for libel.
...
Click on link below to read more
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/27/courts/20763017&sec=courts


Court orders blogger to pay RM7m for slander
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/5018/84/

Places of worship and schools to pay only RM1

Changes in Selangor.... Places of worship and schools to pay only RM1
Thursday March 27, 2008

SHAH ALAM: All registered places of worship and schools in Selangor will soon no longer pay quit rent and assessment rates. Instead, they will be charged a token annual fee of RM1.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said this would allow places of worship to channel funds for their own activities while schools would no longer be bogged down by fund-raising work.

The decision was made at the state exco meeting yesterday.
...
Click on link below to read more

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/27/nation/20760843&sec=nation

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Restaurant Foon Lock @ Kampung Bukit Tinggi


If you want to try good Chinese food and which is reasonably priced, head towards Bukit Tinggi, Pahang. Last Friday evening, after coming down from Genting, the family and I went to Kampung Bukit Tinggi to have dinner.

We ordered asam fish, claypot tauhu and veggie soup.


If you are there, I recommend the asam fish.

You can buy fresh vegetables and fruits at the various stalls along the road or just outside the many restaurants there. The price of the food, vegetables and fruits are certainly cheaper than up in Gohtong Jaya, Genting.

The price:
RM38 + a pot of chinese tea

The place:
Drive towards Kuantan on the Karak highway (highway E8). You should pass the Genting tunnel and Genting Sempah reast area. Turn off at Selasa Resort and immediate turn right. You will pass under the highway and at the T- junction turn right. Drive all the way in until you see Restaurant Foon Lock on your right. (Click on map below to enlarge)


Dim Sum Bright @ 3Two Square

I tried the dim sum at a new restaurant which recently open at 3 Two Square, PJ.

Name of the restaurant, Dim Sum Bright. Why bright? The owners could be wishing for a bright future for their restaurant.

You can ask for the menu, with price or just order from the table... cause the table itself has the menu on it, mmm beneath the glass table top.

There is also a conveyor belt, just like in Sushi King, but for the dim sum. Each dim sum holder on the conveyor belt has a steamer in it to warm the dim sum. If the dish a fried dish, than a holder without steam also available on the belt.


I ordered the siew mai, char siew pau and leong shui. The siew mai and char siew pau I use to rate the dim sum, not only at this place but other restaurants as well. No picture of the pau, cause I had to tapau it as I was going to be late for work.

Overall the two dishes I had was not bad. I would come back here to try the other dim sum, but the price is quite steep. Most of the dim sums or dishes are priced at RM4 and above.

The price:
Siew mai - RM 4.80
Char siew pau - RM 4.00
Leong shui - RM 1.80

The address:
3 Two Square
B-10-01, No 2, Jalan 19/1
46300 Petaling Jaya

Terengganu's new MB (Update)

Latest news on Terengganu new MB, the Terengganu Sultan’s choice Datuk Ahmad Said and former Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh which is the PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's choice.

Lots of news online, here are some...

Barisan backs Ahmad as Terengganu MB
Friday March 28, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional has decided to fully support Kijal assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Said as the new Terengganu Mentri Besar instead of its earlier choice Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.
...

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/28/nation/20778281&sec=nation


Understanding the Terengganu MB issue
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4974/84/

The palace and the MB-to-be
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4973/84/

Trengganu MB crisis: Follow the money trail
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4972/84/

PM to see King over MB issue
Wednesday March 26, 2008
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/26/nation/20747441&sec=nation

Ahmad starts work with mixed feelings
Wednesday March 26, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/26/nation/20747978&sec=nation


Idris seeks King’s forgiveness
Wednesday March 26, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/26/nation/20750478&sec=nation


Hadi: Ahmad’s appointment not to be challenged
Wednesday March 26, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/26/nation/20746998&sec=nation

Terengganu MB (or not), he's going to work
Monday March 24, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/24/nation/20080324211021&sec=nation

Terengganu MB: PM or Sultan’s choice?
Sunday March 23, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/23/nation/20080323210249&sec=nation


Sultan's choice of MB stripped of Umno membership
Sunday March 23, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/23/nation/20730032&sec=nation


Palace official: Kijal assemblyman Ahmad Said to be made Terengganu MB
Saturday March 22, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/22/nation/20080322175051&sec=nation

Joint Press Release of 10 MPs In WP

News from Malaysia-Today Joint Press Release of 10 MPs In Wilayah Persekutuan
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4988/84/

My Monthly Hair cut

I usually get my hair cut at an Indian barber, but last night for a change, I went to a hair saloon. I followed Marilyn as she needed to trim her hair.

The name of the place...I Cut Hair Studio. The guy who cut our hair is Vincent.


The cost:
Me - RM15 for cut and wash
She - RM20 for cut and wash

Address:
No 25-1, Jalan SL 1/4,
Bandar Sungai Long
43000 Kajang

Monday, March 24, 2008

Back to work

I feel like Garfield... "I hate Mondays....."

Last Thursday was a public holiday in Malaysia, for the Prophet Muhammad's birthday and on Friday I took the day off from work. Brought the family up to Genting for a night. We stayed at Genting View Resort, which is below Awana.

Was not feeling well on Saturday too. Suppose to attend a training in office on Saturday, but had to take medical leave.


Today as expected, I got tons of work to clear. This is because I got no one to back me up to share the workload. Stress and no mood.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Malaysia Cabinet Line Up

News report from The Star Online

PM announces new Cabinet line-up
Tuesday March 18, 2008
MYT 1:01:48 PM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/18/nation/20080318122250&sec=nation

Traffic Jam On "Jalan Federal"

Traffic congestion on the Federal Highway is a daily occurrence. It is made worst if there is an accident (even minor ones), breakdowns, rain, sales or an exhibition at Midvalley, etc, etc...

The jam yesterday evening, traffic from PJ towards KL was made worst because of a lorry which broke-down on the left lane just before the turnoff to Midvalley. The 4 lane highway was reduced to 3 lanes.

Imagine the number of vehicles entering the highway from Shah Alam, PJ, Pantai and Kerinchi Link getting caught at this bottleneck.

Penang’s new Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng answers queries sent in by readers of The Star.

Click on The Star Online link below to read Lim Guan Eng's (Penang CM) answers to The Star readers questions.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/18/nation/20675281&sec=nation

Selected Q&As

Without any experience working in the state or Federal Cabinet, how do you expect to run the state? Arlene

Lim: When we talk about experience, I always say that I don't have experience in corruption and misappropriation of funds. So it is with that attitude – that if we are honest and have a sense of integrity, we have the ability and capability to do it. Of course it is a learning curve but if based on good principles, values and governance, I think we can benefit the state and get things done.


One of the major reasons the people rejected the previous government was because of the lavish lifestyle of the leaders. Can you eliminate this and focus on being down-to-earth leaders?
Rizal H Ruslan (Tasek Gelugor, Penang)

Lim: Let me give you an example. For safety reasons, I was requested to move into the chief minister's official residence. The CPO said that my personal safety was his top priority.

I was making plans to do so but then I found out – typical Malaysian problem – bumbung bocor. But they just did the renovations. It will cost RM300,000 to repair but I did not want to come into my first term and spend so much money, so I am staying at my dad's place temporarily.
...


Can you comment on the fairness of mainstream media?
Ng Mok Huat

Lim: Let me give you an example: A newspaper asked me what I was going to do. I said we would still go ahead with the open tender. What was reported was that Guan Eng would continue to go against the NEP. This is completely false reporting.

We have complained to Bernama and they apologised. They take responsibility and hopefully will improve on this. What we want is factual reporting. This newspaper, however, is still caught in a time warp. They are in the dinosaur age.


Hanky Panky Of The Previous Selangor Government?

How and why was the deal signed when state assembly had been dissolved a day before polling day?

Selangor to review water pact, MB wants papers on deal declassified

Tuesday March 18, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/18/nation/20675156&sec=nation
By DHARMENDER SINGH

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Government will review the agreement signed between the state and Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd which allows the company to operate, manage and maintain the Sungai Sireh water treatment plant in Tanjung Karang.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the agreement, signed on March 7, seemed lopsided and would profit Puncak Niaga more than it would the state government or the people of Selangor
...
The agreement was being questioned because it was signed after the state assembly was dissolved and one day before polling.
...


Perak Next to Waive Local Council Compounds & Summonses

Good news for Perakians or Peraknites, but folks please don't continue flouting the law.

Perak MB waives local council compounds, summonses

MYT 2:40:14 PM
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/17/election2008/20080317141908&sec=Election2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Finally New Perak MB Sworn In

The new Menteri Besar of Perak is finally sworn in this morning.

From the Star Online

Nizar sworn in as Perak MB
Monday March 17, 2008
MYT 12:20:36 PM

http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/17/election2008/20080317121359&sec=Election2008


From Malaysia-Today
Nizar takes oath as new MB in smooth proceedings
Posted by kasee
Monday, 17 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4544/84/

New Food Court @ 3 Two Square

This morning when I was waiting for the lift to take me to my office, I saw a sign "Food court open now at LG1"

I went to LG1, and when the lift door open, I could smell food in the lift lobby.

From the main lift lobby, turn left and left again. There is a door on the left, at the car park. You can't miss it, just follow you nose. The ventilation really is bad, after exiting from the place, my clothes smelt of food :-(


I found out that the food court is operated by Malay owners, so the food is halal. Enter the food court, first on the left is where your order your drinks, than second, proceed further in to order your food and finally proceed to the cashier to pay for your food and drinks. Very systematic horr.

Art Censorship - Fit for a king

Found this censored art in the 'The Economist' magazine date March 8th - 14th 1008, page 96. Titled Worth waiting for.



Not sure who goes through the hundreds or thousands of this magazine in Malaysia, and censoring the picture with a marker pen before it is distributed to the news-stands, bookshops and subscribers.









Change in Phone

This morning I was surprise to see a telephone set on my desk, in fact, all my colleagues got a telephone set on their desk. This is after much aches and pain in using the VOIP phone installed on our pc or notebook since we moved to the new office.

The phone is still connected via our network / VOIP but not via the software. Hopefully this will solve our phone headache problems.
No more using the earphone/mic, it was hurting my ears. The people's (that is my colleagues and me) voices have been heard and changes made, hurray!

A VOIP Analog Telephone adapter is used to connect the phone and our pc/notebooks to the LAN.

Refer to my previous blog http://danlion.blogspot.com/2008/02/new-office-3-two-square-day-3.html.

Seaview Restaurant is close today

I passed Seaview Restaurant today, and it is close. There is a large rubbish container at the side of the restaurant. Are they close just for a day of rest or close for renovation?

Have to find another
kedai kopi for lunch :-?

Update: Passed the restaurant this afternoon, they are renovating the place.

Update II: (18.3.2008) The restaurant is open today. I think they did some minor renovations i.e paint jop.

Birthday Next month or the month after?

Yoooo Jo and MJ aka daddy and mummy in-waiting (Not PM, CM or MB in -waiting) :-p Coming soon to a home near you in late April or early May. I will be waiting for the latest news.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Birthday Today

Congratulations Silas and Rachel on the birth of your baby daughter, baby Sarah on this day 15 March 2008.

Click on http://richrach.blogspot.com/2008/03/baby-sarah-life-journal-from-mummy-with.html to view Rach'sblog bout baby Sarah

Birthday Last Month

Congratulations! (updated for the blog, hehe ) to CK and SP on the birth of baby Reanne on 15 February 2008 . Happy full moon :-)

News from Dusun Tua Assemblyman

Hopefully the new service centre will help the people in the area.

New service centre for Dusun Tua folk

Saturday March 15, 2008
News from The Star Online
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/3/15/central/20639839&sec=central

By GEETHA KRISHNAN

A service centre has been set up in Bandar Sungai Long, Kajang, for residents in the Dusun Tua state constituency.

Dusun Tua assemblyman Ismail Sani who spoke to the media recently said staff who were already stationed at the new centre, would attend to the needs of residents who had difficulty visiting the other service centre located at the 14th mile stretch in Hulu Langat. The new centre is located in the Bandar Sungai Long commercial area near the township.
...
When asked about the Bandar Mahkota Cheras toll-free road closure, Ismail said the issue could not be further debated because the case had gone to court. Sources said the case would be mentioned on May 21.

...

Bandar Mahkota Cheras Access Road

No further news on the case where Bandar Mahkota Cheras developer Narajaya Sdn Bhd who is suing Grand Saga

PAS MP vows to end Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents’ frustrations
Friday March 14, 2008
From The Star Online
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/3/14/central/20639905&sec=central


LITTLE can be done about the Bandar Mahkota Cheras road closure issue because the case has gone to court.

Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) deputy president Abdullah Marjunid conveyed this to new Hulu Langat MP Che Rosli Che Mat and Mohd Sany Hamzan, who contested on a PAS ticket in the Dusun Tua state seat in the recent general election.
...

Penang CM: NEP and mega projects

Some news on Penang NEP. Don/t put words into peoples mouths Bernama.

Bernama apologises to Penang CM
Saturday March 15, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/15/election2008/20080315162342&sec=Election2008


PENANG: Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency) has apologised to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for its news story on March 12 which mistakenly quoted Lim as commenting on the May 13 incident.
...




Penang CM did not say he would do away with NEP, says DAP chairman
Saturday March 15, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/15/election2008/20080315181341&sec=Election2008

PENANG: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng did not make any statement that he would do away with the New Economic Policy (NEP), DAP chairman Karpal Singh said.

"It is clear that Lim's statement has been completely misinterpreted and is out of context," he said Saturday at his office in Jalan Greenhall.

He said Lim’s statement on March 11 after being sworn in as Chief Minister, that he wanted to run the state government administration free from the NEP that breeds cronyism, corruption and systematic inefficiency, does not amount to sedition.

As such, he said the police report, lodged against Lim that he had made seditious and racist statements, contains a very serious allegation.

...




Lim’s remarks spark protest

Saturday March 15, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/15/election2008/20651270&sec=Election2008


PAS: DAP decision won’t affect Malay rights
Saturday March 15, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/15/election2008/20656216&sec=Election2008


On Penang mega Projects. UMNO your are childish and a sore loser.

Call to scrap mega projects

Friday March 14, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/14/election2008/20641797&sec=Election2008

PENANG: The state Umno will “persuade” the Federal Government to scrap all the mega projects in the state in view of the people’s clear rejection of Barisan Nasional.

Since Penangites do not want development, the Federal Government should not force it on them, said state Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim.

He said that this was not Penang Umno taking revenge “but we are actually giving the people what they want”.
...




‘Keep all mega projects’
Saturday March 15, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/15/election2008/20651540&sec=Election2008

PENANG: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng found an unlikely ally in his political foe Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon when both leaders urged the Federal Government not to scrap all major projects in the state.
...
Lim urged them not to “cut their noses to spite their faces,” adding that if they wanted to punish the people for voting in the Opposition, “then you may end up punishing Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Kelantan and the Federal Territory as well.”
...
Dr Koh, who is Gerakan acting president, appealed to the Federal Government to continue with the implementation of mega projects in the state although it was now ruled by Opposition parties.
...

Friday, March 14, 2008

UMNO members seeking the PM to resign?

Latest news in Malaysia-Today. UMNO members seeking the PM to resign?

Net campaign urges Abdullah to quit
Posted by Raja Petra
Friday, 14 March 2008

http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4336/84/

SOME Umno members are mounting an Internet campaign demanding the Prime Minister's resignation after massive losses in national elections at the weekend.
...
A popular website called Maya Kmu Dot Net sought support this week for a petition urging him to 'resign voluntarily as prime minister and Umno president'.
...


Taken from MYKMU.Net. A letter from Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir to PM. Is this real or a fake letter?
(in Bahasa Malaysia)
Dated 12 March 2008

Surat Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir
http://mykmu.net/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=113

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Perak MB Swearing in Postponed

Perak MB swearing-in ceremony cancelled

MYT 8:03:56 PM
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/13/election2008/20080313171328&sec=Election2008

Raja Nazrin orders 31 coalition signatures agreeing to cooperate, Nizar as MB
2008/03/13
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Thursday/Frontpage/20080313160134/Article/index_html

Swearing-In Of Perak MB Postponed
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4313/84/
...
The statement, signed by the Private Secretary to the Sultan of Perak, Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohamad Nor, said that Raja Dr Nazrin Shah had ordered that the swearing-in ceremony be postponed.

"In the light of recent developments, it appears to his Royal Highness The Regent of Perak Darul Ridzuan, that there are some uncertainties as to whether the three parties, DAP, PKR, PAS are able to work together to form a coalition, and form a stable government.

"As a consequence, His Royal Highness The Rengent of Perak Darul Ridzwan has directed that the appointment and swearing in ceremony of the Menteri Besar scheduled for this afternoon be postponed."
...

Kit Siang apologises to Perak Regent over MB issue

Latest news on the Perak MB issue. Taken from Kit Siang's blog http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2008/03/13/apology-to-perak-sultan-and-regent-no-offence-intended/

Apology to Perak Sultan and Regent - No offence intended

My three-paragraph statement at 7 pm last night that the DAP Central Executive Committee emergency meeting on 9th March had not given approval for a PAS Mentri Besar to head a Perak coalition state government was not made out of disrespect to the Perak Sultan and Regent both whom I have always held in the highest regard and I apologise for any offence caused. The statement was on the party position at the time.

There have been further discussions and developments on the matter in the hours after the statement. Announcements of the latest position will be made.

Lim Kit Siang

Penang Opposition State Government

Smooth going in Penang for Chief Minister (DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng) , compared to Perak's new Menteri Besar (PAS Ir Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin)

Reports from Malaysia Today

Penang state govt starts off on right footing
Posted by Raja Petra
Thursday, 13 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4261/84/


Two deputy CMs for Penang
Posted by Raja Petra
Thursday, 13 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4257/84/



Report from The Star Online

Guan Eng sworn in as CM

Two DCMs for Penang
Thursday March 13, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/13/election2008/20626045&sec=Election2008


MalaysiaKini Free till this Friday (tomorrow)

Good news... Malaysiakini extends free service to Friday
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/79730

New Perak Menteri Besar ...the story continues

More reports regarding the new Menteri Besar of Perak.

Reports from The Star Online

Questions over MB post as state leaders defy Kit Siang

KUALA LUMPUR: The saga of who will head the coalition government in Perak has taken a dramatic turn, with DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang ordering his party assemblyman to stay away from the swearing-in of the Mentri Besar – and they have chosen to defy him.

State DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming said the party’s elected representatives would be at Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar for the ceremony to swear in PAS’ Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, scheduled at 4pm today.

...

Perak’s Barisan Rakyat will care for all, says new MB

Ong: Perak voters cheated
Cracks Appear In Perak Opposition Alliance
Posted by kasee
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4249/84/


An open letter to the DAP on Perak MB's appointment (from Teh Seng Hin)
Posted by labisman
Thursday, 13 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4252/84/


"The People" Have Confidence in PAS & in Nizar (Perak MB) as We'll!
Posted by Raja Petra
Thursday, 13 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4260/84/

DAP its own worst enemy
Posted by Raja Petra
Thursday, 13 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4263/84/


Who the MB of Perak is represents our trust in democracy
Posted by Raja Petra
Thursday, 13 March 2008
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4264/84/


Report from NST Online

DAP throws spanner in Perak govt plan
2008/03/12
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Thursday/Frontpage/2185614/Article/index_html

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Perak Menteri Besar

News from MalaysiaKini
PAS' Nizar is new Perak MB
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/79710

Pasir Panjang state assemblyperson and Perak PAS secretary Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin was today confirmed as the new menteri besar of the state.
...


Latest update from MalaysiaKini
Click to view report Lim: DAP rejects Nizar as MB
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/79733

In a sudden twist of event late this evening, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang issued a statement saying that the party had rejected Nizar's appointment as MB and that all party assemblypersons would boycott tomorrow's ceremony.



DAP to boycott Perak MB swearing-in

MYT 8:24:38 PM

PETALING JAYA: The DAP central executive committee (CEC) has voiced its unhappiness over the appointment of Perak PAS secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as Mentri Besar of Perak.

In a statement on Wednesday, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said, “The DAP CEC has given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government headed by DAP or PKR but not by PAS.”

Lim said DAP leaders, members and supporters are shocked at the decision to appoint a PAS assemblyman as Perak MB.

“DAP is prepared to accept DAP chairman and assemblyman for Sitiawan Ngeh Koo Ham or PKR Behrang assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi as Perak Mentri Besar. “As the appointment of Mohamad Nizar as Perak Mentri Besar representing the third and smallest political party in the proposed coalition has not received the mandate of the CEC, DAP Perak assemblymen will stay away from the swearing-in ceremony for Perak Mentri Besar scheduled Thursday.”


What is CC and BCC in an e-mail?

We always email or send letter and cc or bcc someone. So what does it mean?

CC means Cover Ca-chng (Backside)
BCC means Better Cover Ca-chng (Backside)

Saw this on YouTube - a Singapore movie "Just follow Law". Click on link to view on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjVQsvgIfkM

Dinner @ Restaurant Taiwan Dami

Alright, take my mind off politics for a while. Had dinner at Restaurant Taiwan Dami in Sungai Long last night. Obviously from the restaurant's name, they serve Taiwanese food.

I had Char Cheong dry noodle and the mrs had Mala beef noodle, unlike like the local beef noodle, it is more spicy. We ordered the set, choose any main dish, and with the drink and dessert.

Char cheong noodle + green tea + leong fun
Mala beef noodle + green tea + leong fun
The beef noodle is delicious but a bit spicy for me. The beef was tender and soft, not chewy and hard. Look at the amount of oil in the bowl. The char cheong mee was just right, not too salty.

The price:
Char cheong mee RM4.80 + RM1.60 (set drink + dessert) = RM6.40
Mal beef noodle RM9.50 + RM1.60 (set drink + dessert) = RM11.10

Location:
Restaurant Taiwan Dami
Jalan Sungai Long 1/4 (Same row as EON Bank)
Bandar Sungai Long
43000 Kajang
Selangor


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Wat R they trying to Hide

Top secret documents which could implicate the former Selangor state government being destroyed?

From Malaysia Today
Selangor State Officials Destroyed Document
http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4206/84/
Posted by Raja Petra
Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Sin Chew Daily

State Officials of former Selangor Menteri Besar Dato' Seri Mohamad Khir Toyo have returned to State Government Office to pack but also destroyed some official documents.

Newly appointed Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abd Khalid Ibrahim arrived at Level 19 the building at 2.35pm for a close-door meeting with the former State Secretary and Treasurer.

Around 3.15pm, there were 5 to 6 officers at Level 12 started to destroy some documents. Level 12 was believed to be the Admin & Management division.

Party members of PKR and DAP immediately rushed over to stop the activity, and insisted that these documents are state property therefore must be retained regardless of the contents.

After the "destroy-document" exercise was stopped, the documents were scattered everywhere. According to sources, some of them were minutes of meetings, and some were marked "confidential document".

Malaysia Today: Battle lost in cyberspace

I agree with the report on Malaysia Today Battle lost in cyberspace, regarding the 12th General Elections. http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4201/84/

...
The massive visitor numbers put up by both websites, gave one of the clearest indications yet, of just how much the Malaysian public have been turning to alternative media for its political news

With opposition parties feeling shut out of traditional news media, they turned to the Internet to air their views. And it seems many Malaysians follow them there.

Said Mr Premesh: 'The alternative media has broken the monopoly of the government on the media and provided a platform for information distribution. It gave a platform for people not in power.'

And some now say, cyberspace was where the recent election was lost.
...



Compared to the 11th General Election in 2004, more information is readily available via the internet.

We now have reports, on both sides, the Barisan National government and the opposition. The local dailies, TV and radio news are so bias towards the BN government. With sites like Malaysia Today and MalaysiaKini, and local bloggers our eyes are more opened to the happenings in our country.

From Malaysia Today: Mukriz Mahathir cheated in elections?

Interesting news 'bout ex PM's son. How true is it, lets wait and see. The truth shall prevail.

Mukriz Mahathir cheated in elections?

(Click on title to view Malaysia Today report)

Posted by labisman
Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Got an interesting mail today. It says:

Proof that Mukhriz Mahathir, son of Mahathir Mohammad, cheated in the 2008 Malaysian General Election !!

Mukhriz Mahathir ran for the P5 Jerlun parliamentarian seat at Kedah. SPR officially announced that Mukhriz Mahathir won with a 2205 vote majority.

But there’s a catch - In the P5 Jerlun parliamentarian race, 99.85% of the 37,297 voters turned out to vote !!

Hard to believe? You bet it is !! According to SPR’s official result (available at http://pru12.spr.gov.my/spr/ )

of the 37,297 voters, 37,242 came out to vote.Put it another way - of the 37,297 voters, only 55 voters have failed to vote !

Yes, I kid you not ! You can go check out the SPR official result yourself ! The 99.85% turnout rate is ABSOLUTELY THE HIGHEST of all the 222 parliamentarian races in the election.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4193/84/


Update from Malaysia Today http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4222/84/
An Apology from Susan Loone
Posted by Raja Petra
Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Dear Susan Loone,

I refer to your Blog posting dated 11th March 2008 entitled ‘Mukhriz Mahathir cheated in elections’?

It is regrettable that you had sought in your blog to libel and defame an upright citizen and newly elected member of Parliament. Mukhriz Mahathir is a candidate that has duly complied with the due process of the law and fought within the true spirit of democracy that you claim to uphold.

I find it offensive that without due regard to any integrity you have explicitly implied that this candidate is dishonest and guilty of electoral fraud.

Perhaps, if maybe of interest to you that what the Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya or SPR publishes on its website, or any omission thereof or erroneous entries are not within the control of any of the electoral candidates.

Mere investigation would have meant justice for all. I have taken the liberty:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs23Wp5vEBE

Therefore, in this dawn of a new era in Malaysian politics, an unreserved apology to the candidate and all affected should and must be made.

Imran Imtiaz Shah Yacob



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News 'bout current PM's S.I.L

PKR may challenge Khairy's Rembau win
(Click on title to view Malaysia Today report)
Posted by labisman
Wednesday, 12 March 2008

http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4191/84/

Post 12th Malaysian General Election

Here are some interesting reading from Malaysia Today (click to view Malaysia Today)

Breaking News : Badawi & Khairy Abandoned
Posted by Raja Petra
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Click here http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4167/84/

Najib Must Step Forward Now
Posted by Raja Petra
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Click here http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4168/84/

MCA heading for split?
Posted by kasee
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Click here http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4174/84/

Penang Administration Will Be Free From NEP, Says Lim
Posted by kasee
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Click here http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4172/84/

Malays join others in moving away from racial politics
Posted by kasee
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Click here http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4161/84/


Oooohh and MalaysiaKini is available for FREE from March 4 - 12, 2008 http://www.malaysiakini.com/ Extended for another 2 days.

Thank you MalaysiaKini.

Don't miss the opportunity to get up to date news from Malaysia Today and MalaysiaKini.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ah Beng's E-meow - For Laugh No?

Receive this joke a long time a go... just for laughs, enjoy.

Dear Ah Lian

Thanks you for your letter. Wrong time no see you. How everything? For me, I am quiet find.

You say in your letter your taukeh soh want you to chain your look? Somemore you must wear kick kok soo, hope you can wok properly.

You know, Ah Kau Kia working in a soft where company now. Last week, he take I, Muthu & few of his friend to May Nonut to eat barger. After that he take we all go to kalah ok.
Muthu sing and sing no stop until the sky bright.

Next week, my father mother going to sellerbread 20 years annie wear sari. My father mother going to give a fist to all the kampong people. So you must come with your hole family.

I only hope one day we no need to write and send letter to you and to me. Better I e-meow you, you e-meow me. I will ketchup with you soon. And when you got time, please few
free to call me. Goo bye.....

Worm regard,
Ah Beng

Penang Summonses Waived

Ooooo summonses involving hawker licences and parking offences issued before March 11 in Penang waived, say new Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

News from Star Online
http://thestar.com.my/election/story.asp?file=/2008/3/11/election2008/20080311122846&sec=election2008

How bout the rest of the 3 new opposition states and those summonses issued before March 11 and paid, do they get a refund... hehe.

Zakaria Deros of 'istana infamy' dies

News from The Star Online.

Zakaria Deros of 'istana infamy' dies

MYT 9:35:38 AM


Extract from The Star Online
...Former Port Klang assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md Deros died after suffering a heart attack early Tuesday morning.
...

Also a former Klang municipal councillor, Zakaria hogged headlines last year when he had a run-in with the law for not submitting building plans for a mansion that was described as a virtual “istana” (palace) by his critics.

He was also found to have not paid the assessment for another property for 12 years, while his family was caught operating an illegal satay restaurant on government reserve land.

..



Click link to read more
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/11/nation/20080311085456&sec=nation

Malaysia Today - The aftermath of the 'bloodbath'

If you want information which is a not lobsided news towards the ruling Barisan National government or even the opposition, go to Malaysia Today http://www.malaysia-today.net.

Extracted from Malaysia Today
The aftermath of the 'bloodbath'
Posted by Raja Petra
Monday, 10 March 2008

...Malaysia Today is going to continue playing the role of watchdog and the conscience of the nation. We must continue to be the eyes, ears and voice of the rakyat and this must be done with me outside the government. Malaysia Today, which is already a nightmare for the ruling party, is going to now also be the nightmare of the five opposition-led state governments. And we are going to monitor these five states even closer than we watch the federal government.
...
Let me repeat what I have said many, many times in the past. PAS does not have 150 seats in Parliament. In fact, PAS, DAP and PKR combined do not have 150 seats in Parliament. Read my lips. “PAS NEEDS 150 SEATS IN PARLIAMENT TO CHANGE THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY OR OF THE STATES!”

Anyway, 150 seats or no 150 seats, PAS does not intend to introduce Islamic laws, PERIOD.

...
Malaysia Today is watching. And we shall whack the daylights out of anyone and everyone who misbehaves or forgets his or her promise. The opposition won the five states and 82 seats in Parliament with the support of Malays, Chinese and Indians. It needed all the races to cross the finishing line. Just two races would not have achieved that. One race would have been even more impossible.



Hehehe.. whack the daylights... To read more, click here.

Lunch - Char Kueh Teow

Price of a plate of char kueh teow in Seaview Restaurant, PJ? RM3.80. It is served on banana leaf. Overall for me on a scale of 1-5, I give it a 3.


I rather have this dish @ O&S in Paramount PJ or the old Chow Yang kopi shop in SS2.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Samy Vellu not quiting

News taken from the Star Online "Samy to stay on as MIC chief".

My thoughts, it is time for him to give opportunities to the younger generations. It is time for change.


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, who crashed to a shock defeat in the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat, will continue as the MIC president and restructure and rebuild the party.

(click here to read more).

Post Malaysia 12th General Election (Rumour or not)

Most of us would have received sms messages regarding the current general election (news, jokes, rumours, etc, etc...)

I over-heard (not sure how true this news is) that one of my neighbour's son was stopped by police during the weekend, who checked his handphone for "rumoured" sms messages. They found one (or some) and he was fined RM100. Eventhough he argued that he was not the one who sent these sms, but they said that if his handphone contained these "rumoured" messages he will still be fined.

- Does the police have the right to check your hand phone's smses?
- Is there a "law" that states such thing, being fined for receiving and having these smses in your handphone?
- Did anyone else face a similar situation as my neighbour's son?

Hope someone would enlighten me on this issue.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

BN Retains Power With Reduced Majority, Loses Four More States

News report from Bernama http://www.bernama.com/

News March 09, 2008 06:15 AM

BN Retains Power With Reduced Majority, Loses Four More States

KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 (Bernama) -- The Barisan Nasional (BN) returned to power in Saturday's general election but lost its two-thirds majority for the first time in history and suffered shock defeat in Penang, Kedah, Selangor and Perak.

Voters handed the 14-party coalition its biggest electoral defeat since ruling the country for the past 50 years as the four key states fell to the loose opposition pact of DAP, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in a tsunami-like wave.

Despite a determined onslaught, the BN also failed to wrest back Kelantan from PAS which has ruled the state since 1990.

At 5am and with only three of the 222 seats in Parliament yet to be declared, the Election Commission announced that BN won 137 seats, including eight won unopposed on nomination day on Feb 24, while the opposition won an unprecedented 82 seats.

PKR, which won only one seat in 2004 through its president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, took 31 seats, DAP 28 and PAS 23.

It was the biggest ever victory tasted by opposition parties in Malaysian elections, whose campaign this time was spearheaded by former deputy prime minister and PKR's de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

In the 2004 election, BN swept to power in a landslide victory by winning 199 of the 219 seats.

BN's traditional stronghold of Johor, Sabah and Sarawak saved the day for the coalition by contributing the bulk of parliamentary seats won.

It also retained power in the states of Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perlis and Sabah.

Adding to the BN's woes this time, three of its component parties -- the MCA, Gerakan and MIC were almost routed while MCA only won 15 of its 40 parliamentary seats.

MIC President Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and PPP President Datuk M. Kayveas were trounced.

Prime Minister and BN chairman Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi retained his Kepala Batas parliamentary seat with a reduced majority while his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak won with a huge margin in Pekan.

In a 2.20am press conference at the BN operations room here, Abdullah was asked if he would step down as prime minister following the opposition massive BN's setbacks in losing four more states to the opposition.

"I don't know who is being pressured (to step down), I'm not resigning," he said.

Asked whether the election results showed the people had lost confidence in his leadership, Abdullah said: "No... this is the people's stand to show their stand not to give us a two-thirds majority." On the defeat of several of his cabinet ministers, the prime minister said defeats were normal.

Abdullah, who has been prime minister since November 2003, said he would have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, on Monday to form the new government.

-- BERNAMA

BN wins federal govt but opposition takes five states


MYT 5:55:52 AM

BN wins federal govt but opposition takes five states

KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional will form the next Government as it has won more than half the parliamentary seats.

However, the coalition suffered some of the greatest defeats in its history. Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in accepting the results, said this was clear proof of democracy at work in the country.

Among the results yesterday were:

  • The Barisan lost Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor,
  • PAS strengthened grip on Kelantan,
  • Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting won in their seats,
  • Among ministers who lost their seats were Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin,
  • Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon lost to Dr P. Ramasamy in the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat.

Meanwhile, party leaders urged for calm and police have banned all victory celebrations.



Results-Hulu Langat

The latest results of Malaysian 12th General Election for Hulu Langat Parliament and state seats. Winner list below.

P101 HULU LANGAT - CHE ROSLI BIN CHE MAT (PAS)

N10123 - DUSUN TUA - ISMAIL BIN SANI (BN)

N10124 - SEMENYIH - JOHAN BIN ABD AZIZ (BN)

N10125 - KAJANG - LEE KIM SIN (PKR)

Results from Bernama.com