Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lunch @ Tram Car Again

This time I ordered the set lunch (RM14.90++), sweet and sour fish with rice at the Tram Car Restaurant, in 3 Two Square.

The set includes a bun (with butter), soup of the day (Spinach cream soup), the main dish, a dessert and coffee/tea. Price including tax RM16.90.

*Photo taken with Sony Ericson's K800i.

The sweet fish taste much better than that served at Home Delight restaurant.

It is worth the price, which includes the soup and dessert.

Tired @ Work

After last nights music rehearsal, a few of us went to Kanna for supper and some fellowshipping. Thanks Andrew for supper. We we forced to leave at 11pm, cause the restaurant closes at 11pm. I reached home around 11:40pm.

After bathing I had to do some personal paper work and copy some files for Rebecca to my thumb drive. Slept around 1am.


I was awoken from my slumber at 3am. Someone's car alarm went off at the basement parking. It went on and on and on, like the Energizer battery man. Manage to doze up an hour later. Grrrrrrrrr. Yup, I am usually a light sleeper... nope not sleeping with the lights on.

Woke up at 5:30am, my usual wake up time to prepare for work.

When I went to my car this morning, I passed the "culprit" car... the hazards lights we blinking, but there was no more alarm sound. Guess the car got fed up calling its owner. :-P

So today is a yawnie and sleepie day for me at work (:|

Cheers!

Sepang Gold Coast


Pictures taken from the Bagan Lalang (Selangor) beach of the Sepang Gold Coast, Palm Resort
project. Piling works done, and we can see some of the villas being built.

*Pictures taken with Canon S3IS.

More pictures on the progress of work in the Sepang Gold Coast website
http://www.sepanggoldcoast.com

Location map of Sepang Gold Coast. From KLIA head towards Sungai Pelek town and Pantai Sepang Putra township.

*Map from Google Map

Breakfast @ 3 Two Square Food Court

Ok... my apologies to Joey and my sis for posting another food picture.

Here is another photo, this time, nasi lemak (RM1) + milo ais (RM1.40). This pre packed nasi lemak is one of the better ones I tasted as compared to other pre-packed nasi lemaks.

*Photos taken with Sony Ericson K800i

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Meals Today

Had roti kosong and teh see peng for breakfast at Simon Delight Restaurant. Cost RM2.70. Two weeks ago it cost RM2.50.

Lunch, at 3 Two Square Restoran Nasi Kandar Zulkifli. Ordered rice with mutton rendang with long bean and teh o peng limau. Cost RM 6.40.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday's Lunch @ Restoran Yi Kee (27.7.2008)

On the way back home from Church last Sunday, the family and I stopped by in Restoran Yi Kee in Taman Connaught for lunch. We ordered roast duck, char siew and siew yoke.

Stop....!!! Before you start drooling...

The siew yoke's skin was tough. The roast duck was soggy and not so tasty. They served the dish with white rice. The sweet sauce was the saviour here, it gave taste to the duck.

I would not recommend this place for roast duck.

The Next Hellboy... Hellboy III

Next Hellboy III character in training...

Anwar's Sodomy Case - Medical Report Not Sodomy (29-30.7.2008)

Conspiracy, lies, the X files... MalaysiaKini news updates.

Hospital: It wasn't a sodomy examination
Jul 30, 08 4:05pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86989

Hospital Pusrawi today clarified that its medical officer Dr Muhammad Osman Abdul Hamid did not conduct a sodomy-related examination on Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

The hospital revealed that Muhammad, a Burmese national, is not a specialist but only a general practitioner stationed at the Emergency Unit.
...
"There were no further examinations carried out (on Saiful at Pusrawi) in relation to the sodomy complaint," he added.
...

Health DG: Ministry will stick by HKL's findings

Jul 29, 08 3:47pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86920

The Health Ministry stands by the findings of the medical examination conducted on Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan by doctors at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

The Star quoted ministry director-general Dr Mohd Ismail Merican as saying this in response to the latest twist in the sodomy allegation against opposition stalwart Anwar Ibrahim.
...
However, the police responded by stating that the news reports on this matter were aimed at sabotaging their investigations and confuse the public.
...

Saiful's uncle rubbishes leaked medical report
Chan Kok Leong Jul 29, 08 3:10pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86911

A close relative of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan echoed police sentiments today, rubbishing claims that his nephew had not been sodomised.
...
Controversial but popular blogger Raja Petra, in a posting dated July 26, reasoned that Anwar may have been released on police bail because the semen sample found on Saiful belonged to his uncle.
...

Anwar: It confirms plot to frame me
Jul 29, 08 12:39pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86894

PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim today said that the freshly discovered medical report of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan confirmed that sodomy allegations made against him was baseless and politically motivated.
...
"The failure of the police to disclose this medical report all but confirms there is an intention to frame me," he told a press conference this morning.
...

'Regrettable' but leaked report valid: Lawyer
Beh Lih Yi Jul 29, 08 6:48pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86946
While the leak of sodomy complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s medical report is ‘regrettable’, the report’s contents are admissible evidence in court regardless of how they were exposed, said a senior counsel today.

"The courts have always taken the position that evidence that is relevant is admissible even though it has been wrongly exposed," Sulaiman Abdullah, one of the lawyers representing PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim told reporters in Petaling Jaya.

"The situation now is that everybody knows about this medical report and while an invasion of doctor-patient confidentiality has occurred, it’s regrettable, but you cannot run away from the fact that it’s now very clear that there is no sodomy involved," he stressed.
...

Sodomy probe: 7 MCA branches demand answers
Jul 29, 08 4:52pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86930
Seven MCA branches have questioned the integrity of the sodomy allegation against opposition stalwart Anwar Ibrahim as well as the police investigation into the matter.
...
The branches also took deputy inspector-general of police (DIGP) Ismail Omar to task for stating that media reports on the doctor’s findings were aimed at confusing the people.

"Such statements by the DIGP only serve to further the perception that the police is pulling out all the stops to withhold evidence crucial to prove Anwar’s innocence while at the same time fabricate or attempt to fabricate evidence against a fellow citizen of our country."
...

Breakfast @ Nasi Kandar Zulkifli

No photos :-p

I had
milo ais (RM1.80) and roti kosong (RM0.90), total RM2.70.

I wanted nasi lemak, but the rice was not ready :-( So ordered roti kosong, but they brought me roti telur... doh!!! Finally the roti kosong came, a good 15 minutes wait.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Anwar: No Evidence Of Sodomy

Let the cat out of the bag. News report from MalaysiaKini...

... another case of conflicting reports? 1st report from Hospital Pusrawi says no sodomy, and what about the 2nd report from Hospital Kuala Lumpur...

Doctor: No evidence of sodomy
Beh Lih Yi and P Tarani Jul 28, 08 1:36pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86834
There is no evidence that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan was sodomised, according to the doctor who examined him four hours before he lodged a police report alleging he was sexually assaulted by PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim.
...
He first went to Hospital Pusrawi (Pusat Rawatan Islam) in Jalan Tun Razak - a government-linked Islamic medical institution - at about 2pm.

The doctor said that the patient had alleged he was assaulted by the intrusion of a piece of "plastic" in the anus.

Mohamed Osman, according to his medical report which was recorded at 2.14pm, found "zero active bleeding", "zero ulcer or pus", "zero tear and scar" in Saiful's anus.

He also stated that Saiful appeared "alert", "comfortable", "not pale" and did not show any fever symptoms....

Police: Report aims to sabotage sodomy probe
Jul 28, 08 7:18pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86871
The report of a doctor ruling out that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan had been sodomised is an attempt to sabotage police investigations, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar....

Azizah: This proves my husband is innocent
Beh Lih Yi | Jul 28, 08 6:35pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86867

...
"It’s a confirmation that it’s a conspiracy all along as this report goes to prove Anwar’s innocence," PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told Malaysiakini.

In view of this, the opposition leader urged the police to investigate why there is an attempt to defame her husband instead of continuing the probe on the sodomy allegation.
...

Seafood Dinner At Tanjung Sepat

Brought the family to Sepang on Sunday, since Monday (today) is a holiday for the children, a replacement holiday as the children's kindergarten had an open day on Saturday.
We went to the Ocen Restaurant at Tanjung Sepat for seafood dinner.
Evening view from Ocen Restaurant of the fishermens jetty.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Blogger Nicole Tan aka Nicole Kiss

I read Nicole's report on in The Star yesterday.

Dear, sounds familar huh :-D Now if someone asked me how is work or how is life, etc... I will say "Read my blog!" Hehe...

A field guide to the blogging world
BLOGGED OUT By NICOLE TAN
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/7/26/central/21902577&sec=central
RECENTLY, I observed a couple at a restaurant and noticed that while the girl was patiently waiting at the table, the guy had his camera out, trying to get the perfect angle to snap a picture of the food on the table.

Pretty soon, the bright light of the flash filled the restaurant as he started capturing his meal for posterity and I looked on, intrigued, until the guy, in his mid-20s, finally put his camera down and pecked his girlfriend on the cheek.

I giggled silently and thought to myself, “Must be a blogger!”...

How to spot a blogger?
1) Cameras:..ever ready with our cameras... [yes ready with my S3 and Handphone camera for mobile blogging]
2) Inquisitive: We want to be know-it-alls...
3) Internet addiction: ...the Internet is like a fifth limb...
4) Different priorities: We talk about comments and traffic...
5) A sense of unity: Bloggers unite!...


Nicole's blog http://nicolekiss.blogspot.com/

PI P Balasubramaniam’s SDs

PI's 'forced' declaration: Sivarasa quizzed for 4 hrs
Syed Jaymal Zahiid Jul 25, 08 3:14pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86735
Prominent lawyer and opposition politician R Sivarasa was quizzed by the police for almost four hours over private investigator P Balasubramaniam’s explosive statutory declaration.
...
Sivarasa said the police had quizzed him on Balasubramaniam's claim that he made his first statutory declaration under duress.

"But I told them that he made it voluntarily and it was done truthfully," he told reporters.
...
"The investigation is slanted towards the first declaration. I don’t mind the police conducting an investigation on the matter but the same effort must be made to investigate the second one too," he said.
...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bandar Mahkota Cheras News Update (26.7.2008)

If no violence was used, than how was Chang injured?

No violence used, says FRU personnel
S Pathmawathy Jul 25, 08 8:43pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86770
A Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel denied that his team had set upon a Proton Wira and its driver - 23-year-old mechanic Chang Jiun Haur - during the Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) fracas on May 27
...
Fariz also denied that the FRU personnel together with plainclothes policemen had later assaulted Chang.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bandar Mahkota Cheras News Update (25.7.2008)

Cheras incident video submitted at Suhakam inquiry (The Star Online)
Friday July 25, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/25/nation/21917789&sec=nation
...
They said they recognised the officer for his good looks. [looking good, feeling good FRUs]
...
This sudden acceleration apparently resulted in the police personnel thinking that the driver wanted to ram his vehicle into the FRU line and plainclothes officers then surrounded the vehicle. [please think again]
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“The officer said the driver had run down one of their men and was acting aggressively. 'So we acted aggressively as well. He asked for it',” he said. [an eye for an eye?]
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Asked whether he could recognise any of the officers he spoke to, Syed Jaymal said he could not as “at that time, they all looked the same.” [yes with the same uniform and all wearing helmets, they will look the same. I wonder if they have their names on the uniforms]
...


MalaysiaKini News Headlines
Cop: Mechanic was speeding towards us
Rahmah Ghazali | Jul 25, 08 2:54pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86734

The car driven by 23-year-old mechanic Chang Jiun Haur had allegedly sped towards a group of policemen during the Bandar Mahkota Cheras fracas, according to a Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel.

Malaysiakini journalists take the stand
S Pathmawathy | Jul 24, 08 8:52pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86716

Three Malaysiakini journalists took the stand today to testify in the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) public inquiry on the alleged police brutality during the Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) fracas.

Grand Saga tells MP to zip his lips
Jul 24, 08 6:27pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86704

Highway concessionaire Grand Saga Sdn Bhd has instructed its lawyers to write to Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng asking him to refrain from making press statements on the police helping the toll operator.

Resident: I can recognise handsome cop
Rahmah Ghazali | Jul 24, 08 5:23pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86686

A resident, who witnessed the alleged assault of a 23-year-old mechanic during the Bandar Mahkota Cheras fracas, said he could recognise the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel involved because he was good looking.

Welcoming SB Faith

Another one of our sisters have joined the world of blogging. Welcome sister of faith, (Sister Blogger) SB Faith.

Her blog http://faithdesilva.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Malaysia's Inflation Rate 2008

Malaysia's inflation rate this year:
. June 7.7%,
. May 3.8%.

CPI for June surges to 7.7%
Thursday July 24, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/24/nation/21905668&sec=nation

PUTRAJAYA: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June spiked to a 27-year high of 7.7%.
...

The substantial rise in the price of petrol and diesel announced by the Government beginning June 5 is the main reason for the surge...


Talking about inflation, Zimbabwe's inflation rate is at 2.2 million %...

Zimbabweans battle money shortages as collectors buy hundred billion dollar notes on eBay
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/07/23/africa/AF-Zimbabwe-Money-Woes.php
HARARE, Zimbabwe: Amid Zimbabwe's mind-boggling hyper inflation, a new 100 billion dollar bank note has more value as a novelty item on eBay than on the streets of the capital.
...
Official inflation is quoted at 2.2 million percent but independent finance houses say it's closer to 12.5 million percent...

Organized Sound System

Big thank you to both Andrew and his crew Zam for reorganizing the sound system and cabling last night in VVC before music practice.

Looks very neat and professionally done.
I would never have though to tie the cables like this.


Now we should all be more organized and put things in order, not only at home, in the office but also in VVC. Cheers!

Welcoming SB Rebecca To Blogging world

Lets welcome another couple, this time SB (Sister blogger) Rebecca and Kenny onto the WWW band wagon of bloggers.

Their blog at http://kennyrebecca.blogspot.com/

Welcoming SB Chris To Blogging world

SB... Sister Blogger Christina has finally arrived in the world wide web of blogging.

Her blog address http://wavecoming.blogspot.com/

Bandar Mahkota Cheras News Update (24.7.2008)

Why the excessive force? What have they got to be afraid? There are so many police and FRU personnels in attendance that day and only 4 people in the car.

Mechanic: I was bashed up

Thursday July 24, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/24/courts/21901761&sec=courts

KUALA LUMPUR: The first witness in the alleged assault by Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel at the disputed Bandar Mahkota Cheras barricade in May claimed he was forcibly dragged from his car by at least five of them who beat him until he lost consciousness....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Milk Packaging

Saw some milk packaging at Dutch Lady Malaysia while I was there for a meeting. Why don't we have these products here.

(Top) Nestle Condensed Milk from Australia
Looks like toothpaste. You will need to use a toothbrush to stir your drinks with this condensed milk.


(Bottom Left) Vitagen Collagen from Singapore.
(Bottom Center) Chocolate Condensed Milk from Indonesia.
(Bottom Right) Calcimex with Collagen and Aloe Vera from Thailand.

Bandar Mahkota Cheras News Update (22.7.2008)

The Bandar Mahkota Cheras access road blockage by Grand Saga news update... the police assisted in the re-erecting of the barricade blocking.

BMC: Affidavit shows police hands
Lee Way Loon | Jul 22, 08 8:01pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86580

Highway concessionaire Grand Saga Sdn Bhd has admitted that the police assisted in the re-erecting of the barricade blocking the toll-free access road to the Cheras-Kajang Highway from Bandar Mahkota Cheras BMC....

Sunrise: Photo Taken From My Office

Photo taken from my office pantry overlooking PJ.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Skype Conversation With Ashley

With Marilyn by her side, Ashley said "$ ashley give money" (giving money to daddy)

Marilyn said "she told me daddy always work work becos daddy love money, so she give you money".


Sniff, sniff...

Translation from English To Bahasa Malaysia

My Bahasa Malaysia is not as good as I want it to be. Helping Ashley with her homework...

Translate "sandcastle" to Bahasa Malaysia, I had to search the internet to find the translation, which is Istana Pasir. Gosh!

Employee Survey

My colleagues and I received an employee survey by management last week.

Question 10... "I have a best friend at work". I don't know what to make out of this question. If I don't, does it mean I am not sociable?

To tell you the truth, the the survey results will be 'unfavorable' to management.

Lunch @ Nasi Kandar Zulkifli: Maggi Goreng

Todays lunch at Nasi Kandar Zulkifli, I had maggi goreng and teh o ice limau.

Maggi goreng was not bad, but a bit small portion and the price RM3.50 was not worth it. I will be eating biscuits at around 3pm.

My previous blog on the restaurant Lunch @ Nasi Kandar Zulkifli

Clock In/Out: 9/10 on-time leaving

My company has a software that tracks the time we arrive/leave after work as well as time we leave/return from lunch.

My admin colleague just informed me that based on my last weeks time in/out, the big boss wrote "9/10 on-time leaving" (9 our of 10), cause based on the time I clock out I would leave the office on time (or slightly over time).

I will aim next week to better this record to... "10/10 on-time leaving". :-D I will treat myself to teh tarik.

Most of my colleagues feel like we are in school. I remember school was not so strict.

Work time is between 8am - 5pm. If you are late, you will be marked. And later a warning letter will be issued... Doh!!! No flexibility.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lunch @ Tram Car... Again Part 3

Lunch with colleagues again at Tram Car Restaurant, 3 Two Square.

I had Yong Chow Fried Rice and plain iced water. Cost RM10.35 (with tax). Very filling and fried with many fresh prawns.

Another dish I would recommend.

Click map to view location.

Crimes Near Home

Do you feel save in Malaysia... not only in Malaysia, overseas too we hear about gruesome murders and crimes, but this is so near home.

Since the police are not seen, except manning roadblocks, criminal are getting bolder knowing they can get away with their crime.

Have we not heard of 'prevention is better than cure?


...Jalan Pasar in Pudu... Naked body of woman found with wrists slashed

... Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur... Goldsmith worker killed in robbery

...Taman Len Sen, Cheras... Trader dies after op to remove bullet from head

...Semenyih... Security guard found dead in toilet

I just heard, last week the Mydin supermarket in Sungai Long was robbed. The robbers are so daring, eventhough there is a police station just a few blocks away from Mydin.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lunch After Church @Ampang Yong Tow Foo

Lunch at a restaurant Ampang Homemade Yong Tow Foo in Balakong. I love the fried sui kow.

Another place called 'Ampang' and it is not in Ampang.
... Ampang Homemade Yong Tow Foo, and on Friday during cell at Ampang Superbowl Kajang.

The place:
Ampang Homemade Yong Tow Foo
No C-G-6. Jalan Kasturi 5,
Taman Kasturi,
Off Jalan Balaking, Batu 11
43200 Cheras

Tel: 012 254 4836

Sunday Service (20.7.2008)

Message by Elijah... 'Day of the Lord'


Song leader was Annie. The worship songs we sang were
. Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble
. Mighty To Save
. Beautiful Saviour
. Worthy Is The Lamb
. This Kingdom

Sunday Service (20.7.2008)

Elijah's message, Day of the Lord.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cell Outing: Bowling

Last night our cell group went to Kajang for a game of bowling.
Full attendance this week. Who came... Philip's family, Silas' family, my family, JuanB and David's family + Mark.

Before the game, we ate satay at Restaurant Malaysia, Kajang.
What we ate... chicken satay, beef satay (Philip ordered, sepuluh ekor lembu) and fish satay. What kind of fish did they use to make the fish satay? ... dead fish.

Venue... Ampang Superbowl located in Metro Point Kajang. The place was packed with people


Cell Outing: Pastor Dexter? Bowling

Cell Outing: Bowling

All looking up before the start of the game.

Cell Outing: Bowling

Bowling at Ampang Superbowl, Kajang. Yes... in Kajang Metro Point and not in Ampang.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cell Outing: Satay Malaysia

Having supper at Restorant Malaysia in Kajang.

Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble - Delirious?

Delirious? - Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble, taken from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO_bKR2Wzhk



* Suggest broadband connection for better viewing.

Worthy Is The Lamb - Hillsong

Hillsong-Worthy Is The Lamb, taken from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR4CCLnmf1Q



* Suggest broadband connection for better viewing.

Beautiful Saviour - Planetshakers

Planetshakers Beautiful Saviour, taken from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8e9lCxn_IY



Checkout the drummer's facial expression.

* Suggest broadband connection for better viewing.

Mighty To Save - Hillsong

Hillsong Mighty To Save, taken from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yJrcJTFKXM

Lets get inspired to worship the Lord.





* Suggest broadband connection for better viewing.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Road Blocks Again?

Some of my colleagues were late today. Reason traffic congestion cause by roadblocks.. again, but not as bad as on Monday.

Last night on the way back home, I saw a police roadblock at the Cheras-Kajang highway, at the toll plaza (RM1 toll), near Phoenix Plaza, KL bound.

This morning it was still there.

Roadblocks cause jam early Thursday
Thursday July 17
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/17/nation/20080717124343&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: The roadblocks that caused a massive traffic jam in Kuala Lumpur Thursday morning were removed at 11am...

News Link on Raja Petra

News links on Raja Petra arrest warrant. Charged.. released on bail...

Raja Petra charged over sworn statement
Friday July 18, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/18/nation/21855197&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin was charged with three counts of criminal defamation over his statutory declaration on the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu.


Raja Petra charged (updated)
Thursday July 17
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/17/nation/20080717110758&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin was charged at the Jalan Duta magistrate's court here for defaming Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Raja Petra refused to enter a plea....


Raja Petra to be charged on Thursday
Wednesday July 16, 2008 MYT 8:40:45 PM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/16/nation/20080716192827&sec=nation
PETALING JAYA: Blogger and Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin is expected to be charged Thursday with criminal defamation in relation to his statutory declaration on the murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaaribuu....


Raja Petra slapped with arrest warrant
Soon Li Tsin | Jul 16, 08 5:01pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/86234
Popular blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin is to be charged with criminal defamation tomorrow - he will have to first report to the Kuala Lumpur contingent police headquarters (IPK) at 10am....


Malaysia Today is still not accessible... http://danlion.blogspot.com/2008/07/malaysia-today-hacked.html today as at 8:00am

Use http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/ and not http://www.malaysia-today.net/

News Update On Police Arrest Of Anwar Ibrahim

News links on the arrest of Anwar Ibrahim. Warrant of arrest... arrested... released on bail...

MalaysiaKini (17 July 2008)
Anwar freed on police bail
Jul 17, 08 9:08am
BREAKING NEWS! updated 1.40pm PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was arrested yesterday, was freed on police bail at 9.45am

'I was stripped naked, my private parts examined'

Chan Kok Leong | Jul 17, 08 2:55pm
updated 5.50pm 'When I was brought to the hospital, I was stripped naked for tests and had my private parts examined,' said Anwar


MalaysiaKini (16 July 2008)
Azmin meets PM, guarantees 'no black eye'
Jul 16, 08 9:44pm
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised that PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim will not be dealt a 'black eye' this time around, said the opposition party's vice-president Azmin Ali....

PKR supremo detained overnight
Jul 16, 08 7:11pm
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim will be spending the night in police custody. However it could be not be ascertained whether he would be held at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters or a different location....

Anwar arrested outside his house
Jul 16, 08 1:16pm
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was arrested by the police just outside his home in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, at 12.55pm....

Wan Azizah: It was unnecessary
Jul 16, 08 4:17pm
PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail expressed disappointment with the police's decision to arrest her husband Anwar Ibrahim....

CID chief defends Anwar's arrest
Jul 16, 08 4:46pm
The police were worried that PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim would not show up at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters by 2pm and had therefore decided to arrest him....

Cops allow rally outside IPK to continue
Syed Jaymal Zahiid | Jul 16, 08 3:53pm
The police have given the protestors gathered outside the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters an ultimatum - they have 20 minutes to disperse...

Pakatan suspects Khairy has access to police report
Fauwaz Abdul Aziz and Tarani .Palani | Jul 16, 08 8:52pm
Barisan Nasional MPs Khairy Jamaluddin and Mukhriz Mahathir caused pandemonium in Parliament today when both went on the offensive to attack opposition Pakatan Rakyat over the sodomy allegations besetting PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim....


The Star Online (18 July 2008) Click Link to view news on Anwar Ibrahim on 18 July 2008 (Fri)

The Star Online (17 July 2008) Click Link to view news on Anwar Ibrahim on 17 July 2008 (Thur)

The Star Online (16 July 2008) Click Link to view news on Anwar Ibrahim on 16 July 2008 (Wed)

The Star Online (15 July 2008) Click Link to view news on Anwar Ibrahim on 15 July 2008 (Tue)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rojak ...mmm I mean Cendol... @ Section 17

Ate cendol (not rojak as per my title) with my colleague Bryan after work at section 17.

Tapaued 2 packs of cendol for Rachel and Andrew too, since I know they will be around early to fiddle with the sound system.

Did not know Elijah was there too, but he is on diet, so no cendol for him :-D

It was Andrew's first cendol since he came to our shores nearly 2 decades ago. Lets celebrate this historical event with another bowl of cendol. Cheers!


What Screen Colour If Window Crashes?

I have seen Windows crash with blue screen, but have you seen one with green and a different shade of blue?

It has happened to my notebook a couple of times, and no I did not purposely make the screen colour like it is. Btw, I am using Windows XP.

Malaysia Today Hacked?

Tried to access Malaysia Today, at 4:00pm. No news except about Luke...


Update 17 July 2008, 8:00am. Site still reporting about Luke.... Luke use the force...

Use http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/ and not http://www.malaysia-today.net/

Lunch @ Nasi Kandar Zulkifli

Lunch today with my colleagues at Nasi Kandar Zulkifli @ 3 Two Square. They have restaurants in Subang Jaya, Putrajaya amd Cyberjaya (Rahim's Bistro). My blog on Rahim's Last Lunch @ Cyberjaya ( I think it is the same rstaurant)

Just recently open and lots of people are patronizing this place.

Save cost, I had chapati and teh ais. RM 2.80.

To view 3 Two Square location, click map

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lunch @ Tram Car Restaurant Part 2

This time round, I went with my colleagues. I did not order the set lunch but had nasi lemak which was served with redang ayam and acah. The nasi lemak was good.

This lunch has overwritten my comment (first visit) on the food in my previous blog Lunch @Tram Car Restaurant. So it seems that the local dishes here are good.


My colleague had the sweet sour rice and another the cantonese noodle, both gave good comments.



Guess what, Tram Car Restaurant is run by one of the owners of the previous Cable Car Restaurant in Jaya (Jaya is closed, to be demolised and a new building to be rebuilt). Now I have to find the other half of the original Cable Car Restaurant.

Nasi lemak - cost RM11.45 + tax + a glass of water (50 cents)


Tram Car Restaurant (Facing Toyota Service Centre, section 19)
Tram Car Cafe Sdn Bhd
C-11-01, 3 Two Square,
No 2, Jalan 19/1,

46300 Petaling jaya


Click map to enlarge

Breakfast @McDonald Section 14

I had breakfast at McDonalds section 14, cause I reached PJ at 6:30am... too early. Woke up at 4am. :-(

McD's weekday breakfast RM4, after tax its RM4.20. Had McEgg muffin and Boh tea.


The section 14 outlet was just renovated. I sat in the non aircond section on 1st floor. The windows are open.

*Pictures taken with Sony Ericsson's K800i

The Fuel Price Debate Live On Bernama TV (Update)

The Fuel Price Debate Live On Bernama TV
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=345936

Title "Hari Ini Membentuk Kerajaan, Esok Turun Harga Minyak" (Today Form the Government, Tomorrow Decrease the Fuel Price)


Watch Live tonight:
Date: 15th July, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00PM
On: Astro channel 502 and TV9

... the debate on the fuel price increase between Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Kudos All Round For Debate Programme
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=346391
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- The special debate on the fuel price issue received positive response from government supporters as well as from the opposition who described the programme as helping to create a vibrant democracy....

No Sustainable Formula From Anwar On Oil Price Cut
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=346380
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim failed to offer a convincing and sustainable formula in reducing the price of fuel during the special debate 'Form the Government Today, Fuel Price Down Tomorrow'....


VIDEO Debat Harga Minyak - Anwar Ibrahim vs Shabery Cheek
(Malaysia Today)
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
http://72.47.255.22/2008/content/view/9944/84/


Heated and noisy after the debate (Malaysia Today)
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
http://72.47.255.22/2008/content/view/9941/84/
The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka hall was not the only place that saw a lot of action tonight. Outside the DBP itself, a crowd of about 60 had gathered to lend their support to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim....



*Picture from paultan.org

Massive Jam In Klang Valley Monday 14.7.2008

I beg to differ... "... traffic congestion was recorded from 7am to 11.30am". Jams started before 6:30am (Refer to my blog Avoid KL Today: Planned Protest @ Parliament) throughout the day (from what I can view from ITIS on Federal Highway).


Massive jam in Klang Valley
Tuesday July 15, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/7/15/central/21820857&sec=central
MOTORISTS were caught in a three-hour gridlock traffic jam all over Kuala Lumpur and in certain parts of the Klang Valley yesterday morning when most were rushing to work.
...
According to the Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS), traffic congestion was recorded from 7am to 11.30am, along various parts of the Federal Highway, Sungei Besi leading to the Middle Ring Road 2 on the KL-Seremban Highway, Jalan Duta heading to Jalan Ipoh and to Jalan Parlimen, Lebuhraya Mahameru to Jalan Parlimen, and Jalan Kuching heading to the Dato Onn roundabout.
...


Roadblocks needed to keep order, says Pak Lah
Tuesday July 15, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/15/nation/21822758&sec=nation
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has defended the police for setting up roadblocks around the city in anticipation of a public demonstration which had caused massive traffic jams...


*Picture from www.falconev.com

Monday, July 14, 2008

News Updates On KL Congestion

News Updates on the planned protest today at Parliament.

Massive jams, Syed Hamid says sorry (updated)
Monday July 14, 2008 MYT 12:44:24 PM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/14/nation/20080714113547&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: Police roadblocks leading into the city caused massive jams throughout Monday morning, with Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar issuing an apology to the Malaysian public but reiterating that the police operations were undertaken in the interest of public security....


Police blocks cause city gridlock (Malaysian Insider)
http://www.malaysianinsider.com/index.php/headlines/42-lead-stories/1758-police-blocks-cause-city-gridlock
KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — The city's morning traffic rush today turned to gridlock due to roadblocks near the Parliament, which opposition leader Lim Kit Siang charged as "not only pointless but completely unwarranted and unjustifiable."...


‘PR not organising gathering’
Monday July 14,2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/14/nation/21818190&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) did not make any decision to hold a gathering at Parliament or its grounds today, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim...

Nazri defends move for tighter security in Parliament
Monday July 14,2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/14/nation/21816392&sec=nation

Anwar barred from Parliament
Monday July 14,2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/14/nation/21817223&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have obtained a court order barring Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his supporters and the public from holding any rally or participating in it within a five-kilometre radius of the Parliament building today.

Police get court order to bar Anwar from holding rally
Sunday July 13, 2008 MYT 8:30:10 PM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/13/nation/20080713200720&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have obtained a court order barring Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his supporters and members of he public from holding any rally or participating in it within a five-kilometre radius from Parliament Monday....

It is an abuse of the legal process, says Anwar
Sunday July 13, 2008 MYT 8:30:10 PM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/13/nation/20080713201419&sec=nation
...The PKR de facto leader stressed the PR never made any decision to hold a gathering at the Parliament or its grounds on Monday.

He said the only decision the PR MPs made was to put forward a no confidence motion under the Standing Orders 18(1) against the government....

Roadblocks in the city in anticipation of rally
Sunday July 13, 2008
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/13/nation/21814141&sec=nation
KUALA LUMPUR: All main access points into the city and several other key spots are under police observation in anticipation of an illegal rally at Parliament tomorrow....


Malaysia freezes police leave, fears protests: report (Malaysia Today)
Sunday, 13 July 2008
http://72.47.255.22/2008/content/view/9832/84/
(Reuters) - Malaysia has frozen the leave of its police across the country as it braces for possible opposition-led mass street protests, a newspaper reported on Saturday....

Malaysia beefs up security in case of mass protest
(Malaysia Today)
Sunday, 13 July 2008
http://72.47.255.22/2008/content/view/9831/84/
(Reuters) - Police began beefing up security in parts of the Malaysian capital on Saturday in case of possible opposition-led street protests next week against the ruling coalition...

Avoid KL Today: Planned Protest @ Parliament

Traffic report on Federal highway towards KL, jam due to police roadblock at Kota Darul Ehsan, near UH all the way as my eyes can see from Amcorp mall.

My colleagues are all complaining about the traffic congestion today. Normal days the traffic jams are bad, and today with the police road blocks the situation is made worst, even to a standstill. So today we can thank the police for contributing to the traffic standstill.

Sorry my picture is not clear. Taken at the traffic light intersection from Federal highway / Amcorp Mall @ 6:35am.



Screen capture from ITIS... around 12:57pm


Its before 5pm. what a 'black' day for motorist today. Even the sky is crying.

Paradise Malacca Village Resort (Leisure Holiday)

From Leisure Holiday's web site http://www.leisureholidays.com.my/resort/resort-pmalacca.htm the pictures posted there does not look like the place we visited.


Paradise Malacca Village Resort (MBf)

News on Paradise http://bankrupt.com/TCRAP_Public/030407.mbx
Page down to MBF HOLDINGS: Unit Proposes Revised Scheme of Arrangement.


T R O U B L E D C O M P A N Y R E P O R T E R
A S I A P A C I F I C

Monday, April 07 2003, Vol. 6, No. 68

MBF HOLDINGS: Unit Proposes Revised Scheme of Arrangement
---------------------------------------------------------
...
In 1992, MBf Property Services Sdn Bhd (MBfPS), a then wholly-
owned subsidiary of MBfH and registered owner of the master
title for Paradise Malacca Village Resort (PMVR) had entered
into Sale and Purchase Agreements of a Lease for Hotel Apartment
Suites (SPA of Lease) in PMVR with purchasers. Subsequently MBf
Hotels entered into sublease agreement with the unit owners of
PMVR in return for an annual 8% guaranteed return over a period
of 3 years with an automatic renewal option for another 3 years,
which expired in years 2000 and 2001.

MBf Hotels had suffered losses in the running of the hotel
suites and was unable to pay the guaranteed rental. As a result
of financial deterioration over time and potential legal suites
which may result in substantially lower returns to all creditors
of MBf Hotels, a revised SOA is proposed to address the
abovementioned situation.

...

Melaka: Paradise Melaka Village Resort

Paradise Melaka Village Resort.

Cher Sharon, Marilyn and I used to stay at this resort many many years ago. It was a beautiful resort. If I remembered correctly if was under MBf.

The pictures below show some nice and interesting building designs, but the overall environment of the hotel (or what is left of the hotel) leaves much to be desired.
I heard that Leisure Holidays have 60 units (rooms) in this hotel 'which ceased operations in 2000'. It is only available for Leisure Holiday guests.

The entrance, just a small sign. The Putra International College sign (in blue) is more noticeable. The surrounding looks unkept, empty and a bit spooky.

The car park is not full, plenty of space.

The fountain is not working.

The food counter/bar next to the swiming pool.


The playground. No kids allowed to play here.

The buildings. It is a nice hotel, or it used to be. It still has a bit of its former charm.

The high rise blocks are not occupied, an errie feeling. Curtain left 'blowing in the wind'.Broken roofs and ceiling.

Leaking and dusty. The lift has an 'old' odour in it.


The room toilet, fungus and rotton wood. No shower curtain, part of the curtain rail is missing.

The electric kettle, do you want to use it? We tried to change the kettle, and since there were no phones in the room, we went to the reception. No one around except the security guard. He said the rest has went out for dinner.
Forget about boiling water. Anyway we bought bottled water from Cold Storage Melaka.

The courtyard, outside the room.

The tennis court. Wooden 'rotting' benches at the courtyard.


There are no activities available in this resort, nor any food outlets. The swimming pool looks okay but we did not want to swim in it.

The room: The airconds worked well. There is hot water in the bathrooms. The apartment is quite clean, expect some fungus growing here and there, rotting wood, missing door knobs on the cupboards and kitchen cabinets. Towels provided. Clean bedsheets and pillow cases.

Checked out early the next morning.