Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sunday Service (21.09.2008)

Elijah's message... The BOuRNe Identity


Interest in missions anyone?

LaLa Dinner (17.09.2008)

Marilyn cooked sweet sour lala for dinner last week. Delicious... I lesaped most of it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Abdullah Badawi to make announce before Oct 9

Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi to not contest in next party elections, we wait till before October 9.
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Umno polls put off to March
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/9629-umno-polls-put-off-to-march
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Umno has postponed its party elections to March next year to facilitate an early transition plan, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi announced today.
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Abdullah said he has not decided whether he will defend his post as president. He will make an announcement before Oct 9.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Family Hair Cut (23.09.2008)

I had my monthly hair cut in Sungai Long, this time Marilyn and the children came along to have their hair trimmed. Another family outing. :-D

The kids had their hair trimmed on Tuesday, because on Wednesday they have a photo session in school.

Ashley, hair cut and wash.


Andrea hair cut.

How DO I Keep My Toe Dry

How do I keep my toe dry when I have my shower. The doctor told me to use a plastic bag, but the water still leaks in.

I found another method... see picture below.


Rubber gloves, environment friendlier compared to plastic bags.

Toe Combo

My toe picture combo up till today...


Related blog
A Day In Hospital Pantai Cheras (Updated)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dinner @ Nanking With Albert Einstein

My dinner before music practice with Albert Einstein at Nanking Court vegetarian restaurant.

I had fish head noodle (fake fish) while Albert had none :-P He just watched me from the wall.

Tascam Fader Moves On Its Own

A bit of vibration makes this Tascam's fader (sound system) move on its own. video

Petrol prices cut by 10 sen

Go get your fuel at midnight tonight....

Petrol prices cut by 10 sen
Sep 24, 08 2:08pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90289
The government has cut petrol and diesel prices by 10 sen each to RM2.45 and RM2.40 per litre effective from tomorrow, according to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi...

UMNO No 1 and 2 should not be sacrosanct

I've learnt a new word today, sacrosanct - treated as if holy : immune from criticism or violation
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacrosanct. Yes that describes UMNO well.

Rais wants contest for Umno's top 2 posts
Sep 24, 08 4:03pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90308

The two top positions in Umno must be contested in order to strengthen the party's democratic process, said Umno supreme council and Foreign Minister Dr Rais Yatim.

"Umno is in dire need of a strong democratic process and I belong to that group where the (positions) of the president and the deputy president should be challenged," he said.
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"Any office should be subject to contests - public office should not be sacrosanct - Umno should go through a process of reversion," back to the way it was," he said.

Contest for the party's top two positions became off-limits following the 1987 battle for presidency between the then incumbent Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
...

Monday Jam Blues (22.09.2008)

On Monday I left the office around 6:30pm, after clearing as much work that I could.

My colleague told me that he usually leaves the office at 7pm and that the traffic is smoother. So I thought that 6:30pm, the traffic would be smoother compare to 5pm. During the fasting month, our Muslim friends would leave the office earlier.


On the East-West link (Connaught highway) after the 50 cents toll, the jam started, all the way to the turn off to the Cheras-Kajang highway.

Picture: Towards Connaught, opposite Shell petrol station


*Picture taken with SE K800i

The reason for the jam was, that a lorry broke down after the Connaught U-turn, blocking half the road. Sigh!!! No picture, cause when when I reached where the lorry broke it was already dark.

I reached home around 8pm.

Dinner @ Restaurant Dami Sg Long (23.09.2008)

Dinner yesterday at Restaurant Dami with Marilyn and the kids.

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Medical Leave On 23.09.2008

Took medical leave yesterday. Had a problem with my bandaged toe. I tried to change the dressings during the weekend, but it was stuck due to the dried up blood. I could not removed it on my own.

Wanted to go on Monday, but was not able to due to the heavy workload.

Back to work today and the heavy workload just got heavier. Sigh! :-(

Monday, September 22, 2008

Working Late: I don't usually work late

It's 6:10pm, and yes I am still in the office. I have to clear as much work as possible due to my absence from work on
. 12 Sept (Medical leave)
. 15 Sept
(Medical leave)
. 17 Sept (Nurul Al-Quran Holiday)
. 19 Sept
(Medical leave)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What ISA? To Fight Communist?

It is very obvious that some newspapers and even the police are not non-partisan but very pro-government.

These are just 2 of the most recent events that happened here in Malaysia.

UMNO Ahmad Ismail Vs Sin Chew
- Sin Chew reporter Tan Hoon Cheng detained under ISA. Police wanted to protect her, by using ISA, what the... Released.
- Ahmad Ismail, suspended and stripped of all UMNO post for 3 years (only) for calling Chinese 'immigrants'

MP Theresa Kok Vs Utusan Malaysia
- Theresa detained under ISA. No case against her. Released.
- Utusan Malaysia (No action)

Friday, September 19, 2008

MalaysiaKini: Theresa To Sue Govt

Freed MP to sue gov't for 'unlawful detention'
Sep 19, 08 4:29pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90053

Parliamentarian Teresa Kok, who was released today after being held for seven days under the Internal Security Act, will sue the government for her ‘unlawful arrest and detention’.
...she was repeatedly interrogated by her captors on three issues.

This include whether she had mobilised the Bandara Kinrara residents to put up a petition over the azan (morning call to prayer) issue and whether she had said that the allocation for Islamic religious council Jais should be used for other religions.

The third issue was her previous statement opposing to the road signs written in Jawi.

“I denied the first two,” the Seputeh MP, who was released unconditionally at 1pm, told journalists at the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya.
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“I see my detention as a ploy by Umno to cover up its embarrassment over the Ahmad Ismail’s racist remarks,” she said in referring to the suspended Umno’s Bukit Bendera division chief.

Investigate the 'culprits'
Kok also urged the police to investigate Umno politician and Selangor opposition leader Mohd Khir Toyo who had reportedly alleged her as describing the azans as “disturbing the peace” of local residents.

Similarly, the three-term MP also want the police to investigate Malay daily Utusan Malaysia and its columnist Zaini Hassan, who played up her alleged role in the issue.

She singled out the Umno-owned Utusan for triggering religious controversy among Muslims through an article last week entitled, ‘Azan, jawi, JAIS, UiTM dan ba-alif-ba-ya’.

The column, written by senior editor Zaini, lambasted an unnamed woman politician for going to a mosque and demanding that it lowers the volume of loudspeakers during the Muslim call to prayer.

The individual was described by Zaini as a ‘bespectacled politician’, a racist and a chauvinist. However, the mosque has denied any involvement by Kok.

Meanwhile, Lim alleged that the police report lodged against Kok was first lodged by an “operative” from ruling MCA’s Puchong division in Selangor.

Yes! Theresa Released From ISA

After Sin Chew reporter was release on Sept 13, today Theresa Kok is also out from ISA detention. The innocent shall be set free.

From MalaysiaKini...
Teresa Kok released
S Pathmawathy | Sep 19, 08 1:22pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90038

DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was released unconditionally at 1pm today, after being held under the Internal Security Act for seven days.
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"(There is) no reason at all to put me under ISA... What have I done? What have I said?" she asked.

"During the whole one week, they didn't show any proof or evidence to show that I made statements that have caused racial and religious tension."
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Kok was held under the ISA detention for allegedly causing tension and conflict among races.

The three-term MP has been in news in recent days - especially in Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia - after it was claimed that she had told mosque officials in Kota Damansara, Sri Serdang and Puchong Jaya to tone down the call to prayer.

Kok, who is also Kinrara state assemblyperson, has denied the allegations and one of the mosques, Masjid Kota Damansara, has clarified that a damaged amplifier has resulted in the calls to prayers to be made without the aid of a PA system.

Another mosque, Masjid Kinrara, has also denied that she was involved in a residents petition asking for the mosque to lower the volume of its loudspeakers during prayers.
...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another Interview Session

I got to interview another SAP SD (Sales and distribution) candidate this morning. I don't mind if I have the time, but my worked has piled up since last Friday.
. Friday 12.9.2008 - medical leave
. Monday 15.9.2008 - medical leave
. Wednesday 17.9.2008 - public holiday (Nuzul Al-Quran)

Since there is no back up in my work I got to do it all on my own.

The new candidate will be working in the 2pm to 11pm shift, to support Europe (Greece and Hungary) next year. Hope the new SD consultant that we get is experience to do the work without much supervision.

From the looks of it, we will still be without 'backup' as we will be working on our own individual shifts, to support Asia and Europe respectively. :-(

Monday, September 15, 2008

MalaysiaKini: Law Minister Zaid 'tenders resignation'

From MalaysiaKini... when will the PM go.

Law Minister Zaid 'tenders resignation'
Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Sep 15, 08 2:17pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89728


De facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim has tendered his resignation over the government's use of the Internal Security Act, which allows detention without trial, against three individuals last week.
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Zaid argued that the ISA should only be used to curb terrorism, which was the reason why it was first enacted in 1960.

"The problem with the ISA now is that it is used against certain people, it is a very unjust law," he added.

Zaid also felt "very sad that people like Teresa, whom I know personally, can be seen as a threat."

"I can't see how a journalist doing her duty, or even Raja Petra, can be seen as a national threat. If their statements upset certain people, let the police investigate," he said.

Zaid added that he was against the government using such a "strong-arm tactic" against any individuals...

Breakfast after My Hospital Visit

Marilyn was my chauffeur today. After driving me to the hospital we went to Taman Connaught, Cheras for a dim sum breakfast.

The shop is located in a corner shophouse, same row a Guardian pharmacy and opposite CIMB bank.


My Toe After Changing New Bandage

My bandage was suppose to last till this Friday, but last Friday my toe bled much more than anticipated until it looked looked like this, dried up blood.

I was afraid it would get infected if I did not change the bandage, worst still lose my toe.

My toe still hurts when I walk, and eventhought I can drive, after a while of driving my toe will signal to me... time to rest, get your foot off the pedal.

I went to see the doctor at Pantai Cheras Hospital to change the bandage. It was a painful experience when Dr Ong took out the old bandage and hurts even more when he applied antiseptic... arrrrrrrrggh.

This is how my toe looks like with the new bandage.....


Related blog:
My Hospital Experience
My Toe After the Op
A Day In Hospital Pantai Cheras (Updated)

Andrea's 4th Birthday

Last Friday we celebrated Andrea's 4th birthday.


We all went downstairs with the kids to play with some lanterns.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Service With Prophet John Muhleisen

Today's Sunday service (14 September 2008) with guest speaker Prophet John Muhleisen from Australia.

Worship song leader David Tan.


The choir... look at brother Jo... ooooo


Elijah...


Pastor Dexter introducing Prophet John



Prophet John towering above Ps Dexter. Ps John reaching for the sky, hitting the ceiling instead, he had to stand below the stage so that he can raise his hands up high.


The congregation enjoying Ps John's message.

My Hospital Experience

When I was discharged, the hospital gave me a flower basket. Yay... free fruits for the next few days.

Presentation wise? Not well done as aunty Sally's.

Related blog:
My Toe After Changing New Bandage
My Toe After the Op
A Day In Hospital Pantai Cheras (Updated)

Dinner Sek Lok Fook Restaurant (7.9.2008)

Last Sunday we had dinner at Sek Lok Fook Seafood Restaurant which is located in Bandar Sungai Long, next to a fishing pond..

The food...
(Top-right) mixed veg
(Center) steam fish, before being cooked and after being steamed
(Bottom) butter milk paikuat and dessert qui ling ko,


The family...

Breakfast Before Sunday Church Service

I am not on duty this week and we did not have to rush to church, so I brought my family to Jalan Bukit, PJ for breakfast.

We went to Restoran Sree Ganesh in section 11.

We have bee hoon goreng (Marilyn), paper tosai (Andrea), roti kosong (Ashley) and apam (me).

The paper tosai and apam, I felt it is better at Restoran Grand City, also in section 11.

Prophetic Seminar With Pastor John Muhleisen

Prophetic seminar held over 3 days in VVC, from 12th to 14th September 2008.

Seminar speaker, Prophet John Muhleisen from Australia.

*Pictures taken on 13th Sept 2008

Thanks to LRM crew for sacrificing your time to become videographers during the seminar.. CK (Fri), Olivia (Sat), Daniel Ling and Emily (Sun)... thank you in advance to the Lings.

I took the Saturday morning sessions, and Philip relieved me after lunch for one afternoon session before Olivia arrived. I had to leave at 2pm.

My Toe After the Op

The bleeding has dried, and the bandage is harden by the dried blood, ewwwwww.

Need to go to the doctor to get a fresh bandage.








Related blog:
My Toe After Changing New Bandage
My Hospital Experience
A Day In Hospital Pantai Cheras (Updated)

Sin Chew Journalist Released

Sin Chew journalist released, DAP's Theresa Kok and blogger RPK still held under ISA.

...From MalaysiaKini
Sin Chew reporter released
Malaysiakini Team | Sep 13, 08 4:19pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89649

Journalist Tan Hoon Cheng was released this afternoon and is now back at her house in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

...she hinted she was questioned by the police on the suspended Bukit Bendera Umno division leader Ahmad Ismail's speech during the recent Pernatang Pauh by-election.

Controversy ensued after Tan reported Ahmad inflammatory speech.

Tan maintained that what she wrote about Ahmad's speech was what she heard from him during a rally.

"I did not fabricate facts. What I wrote was exactly what I heard from him," she said....

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Day In Hospital Pantai Cheras (Updated)

I was admitted to Pantai Hospital, Cheras this morning (Sept 12th) to remove a growth from my 2nd toe, right feet.

Chronology of events:
9:00am
Marilyn and I arrived at the hospital slightly before 9am for my appointment with Dr Ong (not related to brother Jo Ong) :-P.

10:00am
I was admitted into a double room around 10 am. Mmmm, why am I being admitted into a room, just for a minor operation? according to the nurse, it is the hospital's standard operating procedure.

12:00pm
Had lunch in the room, sweet sour fish.... no comment on the hospital food.

1:00pm
I accompanied Marilyn to the canteen for her lunch. She had noodle soup. At RM3:80 it was worth if, lots of fishballs and veg.

Marilyn just finished her lunch and we were on the way up to the room when the nurse called me around 1:20pm, asking where was I, as I was need to be prepared for surgery.

Yes I had to stripped out of everything and
wear the hospital gown, opening at the back. Quite sexy I think. No specs, no handphone (son can't take photos of the operation)...

1:35pm
Wheeled into the operating ward around 1:35pm. I joked with Marilyn, "I will be out in 5 minutes".


Dr Ong asked me if I wanted to sleep through the operation, I said no.... did I regret it.

The actual operation in the operating theater (OT) took around 5-10 minutes.

The most painful part was the injection to 'numb' my toe while the doctor cut of the growth. Second most painful, was like someone squeezing you toes very hard, that part was when the doctor stitched my toe.

Wheeled out of the OT, and put on observation for around 20-30 minutes.

2:15pm
Wheeled out of the operating ward at 2:15pm. Thats what I heard the nurse mentioned when she wrote in her report.

I was handed over from the operating ward nurses to the room ward nurses. I felt like 'goods' being transported from one place to another.

5:00pm
Discharged from the hospital slightly after 5pm. Overall, around 8 hours in the hospital, just to remove a growth from my toe.

The doctor will send the "cut-off" growth to the lab for analysis. will know the result this coming Friday,

The "agonizing" hours in the hospital was mainly waiting for the doctor and also to process the insurance for payment.

The operation is covered by my company insurance (ING), praise God. :-D

5:15pm
Left for home to celebrate Andrea's 4th birthday and the moon cake festival.

Picture:
Top left-Lunch. Middle-right before being wheeled out from the room. Top-right-lift ceiling.
Middle left-right My toe before and after the operation.
Bottom left to right Outside the operating ward.


My medication, antibiotics (Augmentin) and pain killer.

Related blog:
My Toe After Changing New Bandage
My Hospital Experience
My Toe After the Op

ISA Arrest: RPK & Sin Chew Journalist

Today's Internal Security Act (ISA) arrest... Yoo BN what did they do to be arrested under ISA. Tell the people the what is the charge against each of them.

ISA dragnet widens: MP Teresa Kok too
Sep 12, 08 11:58pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89608

DAP leader Teresa Kok has also been detained under the Internal Security Act - the third person to be detained without trial today....


Raja Petra arrested under ISA
Andrew Ong | Sep 12, 08 1:27pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89544

Controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested today under the Internal Security Act for allegedly being a threat to security, peace and public order....


ISA arrest No 2: Sin Chew journalist held
Malaysiakini Team | Sep 12, 08 9:38pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89602

Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng has been arrested today under the Internal Security Act at 8.30pm at her home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
...
She was the journalist who reported that local Umno chieftain Ahmad Ismail had allegedly said that Chinese Malaysians are “squatters” in the country....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lunch @ Seaview: Pineapple Fried Rice

After a couple of weeks eating lunch at 3 Two Square, today my colleagues and I decided to walk to New Seaview Restaurant, in Paramount PJ.

I ordered Thai Pineapple fried rice. Quite plain, and the pineapple is quite sour. I added more sambal than I usually have to give the fried rice more spice and taste.


Reasonably priced RM5.

Laptop Screen Went Blank: Grey

My laptop screen went blank again before lunch. This time it was grey. It is not the first time it happened :-(

My similar blog What Screen Colour If Window Crashes?

Vietnam Mooncake: Roast Chicken???

The last piece of moon cake brought from Vietnam.

The flavour, Gà Quay Jambon, 2 trứng I think it means "roast chicken with 2 egg yokes". I will update this blog after we open this package,


... here it is.

I like the original mooncakes, lotus paste with 1 egg yoke and kuaci. This moon cake taste (I tried a teeny wee bit of the inside) taste a bit meety with all the nuts and such. No to my liking.

Mandarin Orange Oppss Mooncake

My colleague brought a mooncake from Mandarin Oriental, KL.

One egg yoke, lotus + red bean + a wee little bit of kuaci. Very nice.

Blessed Birthday: Andrea Seah

Today is Andrea's 4th birthday.

*Picture taken with Sony K800i last weekend during our family's day out at Sushi King.

She was born on 11th September, 2004, on the anniversary of 911.

On 26th December 2004 was her baby dedication at our home the day the Tsunami hit Asia.


I just sang a birthday song to Andrea on the phone.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mooncake From Vietnam

Yes Vietnamese celebrate the mooncake festival as well. My colleague brought back a box from Vietnam. Not bad.

Kinh Do website, click on link.

Dinner Tonight @ KFC

Dinner tonight at KFC SS2, with Silas and Rachel, if not for them I would be eating dinner alone before music practice. Thanks Silas and Rachel for inviting me to join you for dinner.

Haven't eaten KFC for a while. 2 pieces is enough for me.

Ahmad Suspended & Stripped Of All Post

Ahmad suspended but still no apologies for his statement on Chinese as "immigrants" and "American-Jews"... Well UMNO took their time.

Ahmad suspended for 3 years
Andrew Ong and Wong Teck Chi | Sep 10, 08 5:27pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89439
Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Ahmad Ismail has been suspended from the party for three years over his racial rants.
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"The supreme council's opinion in this matter is that the statement and actions of Ahmad had caused tension and objections were raised by BN (Barisan Nasional) component parties. We view this seriously," said Abdullah.
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In an immediate reaction, Ahmad reiterated that there was no reason for him to retract his remarks that likened the Chinese community here to ‘squatters'.

"No way. I made no mistake," he insisted.

He also said that Abdullah was brave in making the decision to suspend him.

"This decision may not be in favour of Umno... They did it anyway because it is for national security," he added.
...


The Star UMNO Suspends Ahmad 3 Years

Monday, September 8, 2008

Family Day Out To Mines

Saturday family outing at Mines, Sri Kembangan.

We went there because I had to collect my Canon S3 IS camera which need some repairs.

We had an early lunch at Sushi King, a treat for the family and a 'reward' for Ashley who did well in her ballet exam.

Some, some only arrr... pictures of what we ate

The children likes Ebikko (Fish roe) and Edamame (Green soybeans).

I had the Kodomo Bento which consist of... Breaded fish, prawn & vegetable, omelette, crabstick, deep fried fish cake & chicken nugget, vegetable croquette, green soybeans, mixed vegetable salad, served with steamed rice and cultured milk

*Picture from SushiKing website

The girls...


The effects of eating wasabi...

... nah the kids didn't take any wasabi.

Finish... burb, yummy.

*Pictures taken with Sony K800i

My Journey Home: Traffic Congestion and Bottles

Since the fasting month started, leaving the office at 5pm sharp is not such a good idea. Traffic is much worst than usual when I leave the office at this time.

So during this Ramadan period, leaving later is a better option.....

Jalan University
Jalan University has its normal bad crawl in front of UMMC (UH) and made worst by the indiscriminately parked vehicles in front of the hospital. A bottleneck and the authorities have still not solve the problem.

The flow of traffic joining the traffic into Federal Highway is terrible. Drivers have to inch their way onto the highway.

Federal Highway
The cause of the crawl from PJ to KL on the highway is the exit to East West Link highway at Mid Valley. Three to four lanes of vehicles trying desperately and queue jumping to exit the highway towards Cheras.

A major bottleneck here. Vehicles have to squeeze their way through to two lanes, and vehicles cutting queues, and cutting left towards NPE, motocyclist zig zagging in between vehicles and another lane of cars exiting Mid Valley entering the same two lane road.

A recipe for a major jam that effect motorist on the Federal Highway for miles and miles.

East-West Link (Taman Connaught)
Long queues at the turn off to Bandar Tun Razak spills onto the highway, and would block the left lane of the highway, causing a bottleneck for those heading towards Taman Connaught.

Taman Connaught as usual is filled with slow traffic making a u-turn to the other part of Taman Connaught or heading towards Kajang, another bottleneck.

Construction of a flyover next to Phoenix Plaza (now a white elephant) is another cause of the jam here. Another bottleneck.

Taman Connaught U-Turn to Close?
When I passed the U-turn, I saw a sign 9.09.2008, U-turn Close. Will they close the u-turn and open the new flyover on 9.9.2008?

New Facial To Loosen Up Your Skin

See what playing football can do to you face.

From The Star online http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2008/9/8/sports/22264109&sec=sports

Friday, September 5, 2008

Change Of Guard In Malaysia?

How is PM going to thwart takeover plans, hope it is not by using the police and military force.

Also I received an SMS that 7 BN component parties would leave BN... read report below.

PM vows to thwart takeover plan
Sep 5, 08 6:02pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89184


Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's bid to seize power will fail, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today, promising to thwart any attempts to topple his government.
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Rumours untrue
Meanwhile, rumours spread through SMS (short messaging service) that seven component BN component parties would be leaving the ruling coalition today turned out to be false.

The SMSes said that Gerakan, Progressive People's Party (PPP), Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp), United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko), LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) would be hold "simultaneous" press conference at 3pm today.
...

Chinese Squatters: The Ball Is In UMNO's Court

News from MalaysiaKini... Ahmad apologize or Gerakan moves

Gerakan ready to cut links with defiant Umno leader
Sep 5, 08 5:23pm
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89181

Barisan Nasional component party Gerakan has upped the ante in the Ahmad Ismail ‘racial slur’ controversy.

The party has today issued an ultimatum - that the Gerakan Bukit Bendera division will “disassociate itself” from the Umno division chief if he continues to refuse to apologise for his allegedly racist remarks.

“(We) will have nothing to do with Ahmad Ismail any more. We call upon all like-minded Malaysians to do the same,” said Gerakan Penang secretary Dr Teng Hock Nan in a strongly-worded statement.

Teng described Ahmad’s refusal to apologise as “a clear sign of disrespect and insubordination” to both the prime minister and deputy prime minister.
...

Calls for Gerakan to leave BN
Gerakan has demanded that action be taken against Ahmad.

“We urge the prime minister to take stern action without fear or favour against Ahmad, not only for his racist and extremist remark which jeopardises and threatens the existing racial unity and harmony in the country but also for his disrespect and insubordination to the prime minister and his leadership,” said Teng.

Meanwhile, the party’s Penang Youth wing called on Gerakan to withdraw from BN “immediately”.
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“If Umno not willing to listen and respect the views of other member parties, then it gives no reasons for Gerakan to continue working with Umno in BN,” he said.

Sad News

This morning an ex-colleague of mine, Hizam (ex DKSH) YMed me to inform me that, my other ex-colleague and friend (Ex DKSH), Viki's husband just passed away yesterday.

I was shock to hear the news. I just talked to him last week on the phone, and he invited me to his house during the weekend, but I had to go outstation during the Merdeka weekend. He called me when I was attending ITIL training last week.

How do I know him? His name is Andrew, husband to Viki and they have 2 daughters. Andrew is my mutual fund agent.

My condolences to Viki and children and family members.

I am taking half day today to go to St Francis Xavier's church in PJ to attend the funeral.

Dinner @ Nangking Court PJ

Dinner last night with Rachel before TheTribeBand rehearsal at Nangking Court Vegetarian Restaurant.

I had Stewed Meat Rice and Rach had the Curry Rice. No real vegetables except for a few slices of cucumber.


Stewed Meat Rice


Curry Rice

The Cost...
. Stewed meat rice RM 4.90
. Curry rice RM5.50
. Ice chinese tea RM1.00
... arrrrgggg didn't check the bill properly, they charged us for Towel RM1.00.
... Note to self... always double check the bill before paying, sigh!!!

Total with service charge RM13.02


On Wednesday night before Sunday Worship band practice, I had dinner at the same restaurant, alone :-( I ate Hokien Mee Hoon (no picture).

The Cost...
. Hokkien mee hoon RM3.50
. Ice chinese tea RM1.00
Total with service charge RM4.73

* The food prices above are all member's price.

Cheaper Fuel In October?

From TheSun (5.9.2008) Page 1...