Saturday, July 31, 2010

I had to leave my pocket knife in Bangkok

My pocket knife was confiscated in Bangkok... here is my short story. :-P

I was in Bangkok last week on a short business trip for a project workshop discussion. At Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok on my return trip to KL, during security check and baggage x-ray scan, the security officer spotted a pocket knife in my laptop bag.

I forgot (REALLY!) that I left if in the bag. It was in my laptop bag when I departed from KL. So that is how my pocket knife was confiscated.

Thats it......?

Well this is not about losing the pocket knife, but to highlight the security check or lack of it between Suvarnabhumi airport and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

At KLIA, for my flight to Bangkok, I had to go through 2 security checks and baggage x-ray scans. The 1st is after the immigration counters and the the 2nd at the departure gate. At both security checks, the pocket knife was not detected.

In Suvarnabhumi, there is only 1 security check after the immigration counters. Furthermore, we were required to remove our laptop from the bag and belt for the scan, but at KLIA this was not required.

How could KLIA security miss detecting my pocket knife? I shudder to think what would have happened if some hijacker manage to sneak in some weapon onto the plane.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fuel, sugar prices up as subsidy cuts start

As at July 16 2010
  • RON95 - RM1.85 per litre (+5 sen)
  • RON97 - RM2.10 per litre (+5 sen)
  • Diesel - RM1.75 per litre (+5 sen)
  • Natural gas (LPG) - RM1.85per kilogramme (+10 sen)
  • Sugar - RM1.90 per kilogramme (+25 sen)
July 15: The Najib administration will begin cutting subsidies tomorrow by raising the prices of petrol, diesel, natural gas and sugar in a move which could see the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition vulnerable to political challenges and risks.The government announced tonight that RON95 petrol and diesel prices will go up by ...


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Which came 1st: The Chicken Or The Egg

Scientists crack chicken or egg question
From: TheAustralian

Thu Jul 15 10:41:27 EST 2010

SCIENTISTS in Britain believe they have cracked the answer to the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Researchers have found that a protein called ovocleidin (OC-17) is crucial in the formulation of eggshells, and it is produced in the pregnant hen's ovaries, the Daily Express reports.

Therefore, the answer to the conundrum must be that the chicken came first.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Operafest Children’s Choir

From The Star Online City Watch: Children’s choir

The Operafest Children’s Choir will be performing in the Musical Extravaganza organised by Tourism Selangor on July 17 at 8pm at MBSA, Shah Alam, and July 18 at 8pm at PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya. The performance is open to all and admission is free. Children who are interested in joining the choir for its Christmas concert can call Kam at 03-6081 5781 or 012-399 0073.

Malaysia's Low Population Growth

Low population growth a big worry

Malaysia is worried about its declining population growth rate and whether there will be enough young adults after it becomes a developed country.

Statistics show that the population growth rate has dropped to 2.2% in 2008 from 2.6% in 2000. The declining trend has been in evidence since the country’s first census in 1970.

“If we do not take appropriate steps, we will have an aging population in the next 20 to 30 years,” said National Population and Family Development Board director-general Datuk Aminah Abdul Rahman...

Monday, July 5, 2010

POS Malaysia New Postal Tariff Effective 1 July

No more min 30 cents postage. I don't use snail mails nowadays with SMS and emails, it is so much convenient.