Friday, August 28, 2009

15Malaysia: The Son

A teenage Chinese witness to a racially motivated assault is being driven to the police station. A quiet reminder of the dangers of inter-communal suspicion and conflict.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

3 Tolls Vs 1 Toll To Sungai Long

LLM taken to task over misleading signboard
Thursday August 27, 2009

THE Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has come under fire from Kajang Municipal councillors for refusing to remove a signboard leading roadusers on a longer route to Sungai Long via the Silk Highway and for forcing them to stop at three toll booths.

Longer route: The sign to Sungai Long on the Silk Highway en route to Kajang from Seremban, Putrajaya and KLIA leads motorists to three toll booths while the signboard to the same destination at Exit 1807 is partially hidden
Picture from The Star

“LLM can instruct the Silk Highway concessionaire to remove the signboard to Sungai Long en route to Kajang from Seremban, Putrajaya and the KL International Airport (KLIA) because motorists will have to travel 16.6km and pay RM3 in toll.

“The turning to Kajang at Exit 1807 also leads to Sungai Long but the sign is not prominently displayed. Why is this so when the route is only 8.8km and there is only one toll charging RM1?” asked Tan.

Source The Star

View SILK Highway-Sungai Long in a larger map

Chua Soi Lek Sacked

Chua sacked from MCA
Thursday August 27, 2009

The MCA has sacked its deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek with immediate effect.

This followed the party’s presidential council decision last night to accept its disciplinary board’s recommendation that Dr Chua be sacked from the party.
The party had given due consideration to the damage inflicted upon it by Dr Chua’s DVD sex scandal.

Source The Star

Killer Tobacco

Tobacco seen killing 6 million people next year
Tue Aug 25, 2009

Tobacco use will kill 6 million people next year from cancer, heart disease, emphysema and a range of other ills, global cancer experts said in a report issued on Tuesday.

Some other findings from the report, available at

* 1 billion men smoke -- 35 percent of men in rich countries and 50 percent of men in developing countries.

* About 250 million women smoke daily -- 22 percent of women in developed countries and 9 percent of women in developing countries.

* Smoking rates among women are either stable or increasing in several southern, central and eastern European countries.

* The risk of dying from lung cancer is more than 23 times higher for men who smoke than for nonsmokers and 13 times higher for women smokers.

* Tobacco kills one-third to one-half of those who smoke. Smokers die an average of 15 years earlier than nonsmokers.

* Nearly 60 percent of Chinese men smoke and China consumes more than 37 percent of the world's cigarettes.

* 50 million Chinese children, mostly boys, will die prematurely from tobacco-related diseases.

* Tobacco use will eventually kill 250 million of today's teenagers and children.

* Nearly one-quarter of young people who smoke tried their first cigarette before the age of 10.

* Occupational exposure to secondhand smoke kills 200,000 workers every year.

"One hundred million people were killed by tobacco in the 20th century. Unless effective measures are implemented to prevent young people from smoking and to help current smokers quit, tobacco will kill 1 billion people in the 21st century," the report predicts.

China by far leads the world in cigarette production followed by the United States, Russia and Japan.

Source Reuters

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Malaysia H1N1 Update: Fatalities 71

A (H1N1): 24-year-old woman is the latest victim
Wednesday August 26

A 24-year-old woman is the latest victim of the Influenza A (H1N1), bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 71, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican.

Source The Star

15Malaysia: Halal

I rate this video a PG-13, parents be fore-warned of the violence against the chicken in this video. :-D

A very silly slapstick comedy demonstrating the proper Islamic way to slaughter chicken.


PAS Retains Permatang Pasir

PAS man wins Permatang Pasir polls
Wednesday August 26, 2009

PAS has retained the Permatang Pasir state seat.

Its candidate Mohd Salleh Man de­­feated Barisan Nasional’s Rohaizat Oth­man by a majority of 4,551 votes in the by-election yesterday.

Mohd Salleh obtained 9,618 votes to Rohaizat’s 5,067.

The majority yesterday was lower than that in the 2008 general election when PAS defeated Barisan Nasional by 5,433 votes.

Source The Star

PJ Life Art (PJLA) Theatre

Past, current and future theatre performances at Lightbox Theatre, PJ Life Art (PJLA), Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.



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More information on PJLA website.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Malaysia H1N1 Update: Fatalities 70

A (H1N1): Latest victim is 3-yr-old; death toll rises to 70
Tuesday August 25, 2009

A three-year-old child has died of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 70.

Source The Star

Results show teacher died from A(H1N1)
Tuesday August 25, 2009

The primary cause of death for the SMK USJ 12 teacher who died on Aug 19 was Influenza A(H1N1), said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

...The teacher’s death bring the total number of A(H1N1) fatalities to 69.

Source The Star

For more information, goto Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia website.

Half Day Leave.... Yesterday

I took 1/2 day leave yesterday and brought my family to the Mines Shopping Fair for some window shopping.

I was looking for a pair of white long pants for this coming Sunday, but to no avail.

Also took the opportunity to browse for a laptop, yes I am planning to get a new personal laptop, not only for my use, but also for Marilyn who can use it for Children Ministry classes. Still looking.

I have not been to the Mines for quite sometime. It is now brighter (except for Giant, which is still dimly lit) and seems more organized with new shops. The parking system is more convenient, with red and green lights above the parking lot to signify if the lot is available or not.

Monday, August 24, 2009

15Malaysia: House

An Indian boy is asked to build a model of his house at school. A tale on the social economic plight faced by many Malaysians.


Selamat Berpuasa

To all my Muslim friends and fellow Malaysians who are fasting....

Selamat Berpuasa.

Dinner @ Huat Kee Restaurant, Semenyih

Family dinner today at Huat Kee Restaurant in Semenyih.

If you miss the sign by the road side, you will miss the restaurant.

There is no sign board on the building itself.

The food... Marmite pork ribs

Stir fried french bean.

Deep fried fish with cucumbers, onions and red chillies.

Overall, it was worth the long drive to Semenyih.

Click map for location.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


In preparation for the Latter Rain Church Big Move to Jaya One (J1) next week 30 August, the media crew moved some equipments to the Palm Production's office at J1.

Picture from Latter Rain website

From VVC... Jaya One.

A family outing atmosphere.

Other non human pictures...

Latter Rain Church website

You'll Come - Hillsong United

Album "I Heart Revolution" (With Hearts As One)


Verse 1:
I have decided
I have resolved
To wait upon you Lord
My rock and redeemer
shield and reward
I'll wait upon you Lord

Pre Chorus1:
As surely as the sun will rise
You'll come to us
Certain as the dawn appears

You'll come
let your glory fall
As you respond to us
Spirit reign
flood into our
thirsty hearts again
You'll come
You'll come

Verse 2:
We are not shaken
We are not moved
We wait upon you Lord
Our Mighty deliverer
Our triumph and truth
We wait upon you Lord

As surely as the sun will rise
You'll come to us
Certain as Your Word endures

Chains be broken
Lives be healed
Eyes be opened
Christ is revealed

Dinner @ LookOut Point Restaurant With Andrew and Friends

Sailoh Andrew Ling is back in Malaysia for a week. We had a welcome dinner with him at LookOut Point restaurant in Hulu Langat-Ampang.

Welcome home Andrew.

Pro cameraman at work

Imported pro cameraman, just flew in from HK for this welcome home occasion.

Who was there...

Look out, fire below in Kuala Lumpur.

The food... my sizzling chicken.

My kids fish and chips.

Mmm good.

More view of Kuala Lumpur.

A thank you note to those who came tonight:-D
. The (Silas) Chongs.
. The (Daniel) Seahs.
. Alex... only.
. Vincent... only.
. And guest of honour Andrew... only. It is a privilege and honour that you joined us for dinner, even before you can meet your older brother.