1st - they pour cool water into a water pack that wrap my knee for 15 minutes.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
1st - they pour cool water into a water pack that wrap my knee for 15 minutes.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
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Friday, January 26, 2007
From The Sun/Malaysia Today:
The Cabinet is not prepared to make public the toll agreements inked between the government and highway concessionaires, says Works Minister Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu.
"It is classified secret ... a restricted document of the government. It has been stolen by some people and we have suggested we are going to ask the Attorney-General's office to take appropriate action against those who stole the document and exhibited it without the authority, and they have to pay for it," Samy said.
read this from Sinchew:
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The independent candidate for the Jan 28 Batu Talam by-election has urged the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify his Barisan Nasional (BN) rival Abdul Aziz Kiram.
Ng Chee Pang, a 22-year-old trader, vowed to stop campaigning as a sign of protest if the EC fails to act. Contacted yesterday, the budding politician said he had filed two complaints with the EC that Abdul Aziz is abusing government machinery in his campaign.
In his second complaint filed yesterday, Ng furnished photographic evidence. He has also filed a police report on the matter.
“EC said they had warned the BN candidate but we don’t want a warning, we want him to be disqualified,” he stressed
According to him, BN has gone overboard in abusing government machinery for the campaign.
“This is like using cannon and fighter jets to destroy us when we only have three people,” he said in reference to his father and brother who double as his campaign manager and photographer.
“After nomination day (Jan 16), the BN candidate and his election workers could have gone home to sleep or watch television.
Ng explained that his complaint was based on a provision in the election code of ethics distributed to both candidates on nomination day.
He said the provision prohibits candidates and their party or election workers from using government buildings for campaigning unless written permission has been obtained. They are also barred from using ‘community vehicles and communication devices’.
“I have photos. For instance, a Chinese school hall was used, BN flags were hung all over the place for Dr Ng Yen Yen (BN Raub MP and deputy finance minister) to campaign for the candidate,” he alleged.
He also claimed that police and local council trucks were used to transport chairs and other items for the BN campaign.
Asked if he had checked whether his rival had obtained permission to use the facilities and vehicles, he replied: “It is obvious BN has breached the election regulations.”
Contacted later, EC secretary Kamarulzaman Mohd Noor said he was not aware of the complaints, while returning officer Abdul Kadir Awang Bakar could not be reached for comment.
The by-election, called following the death of BN incumbent Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan last month, has been boycotted by the opposition in order to press for electoral reforms.
The Malay-majority seat is a traditional BN stronghold.
The Election Commission (EC) today said it cannot disqualify the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Batu Talam by-election because it has no power to act on complaints based on its election code of ethics.
“The code of ethics is just a guideline for candidates contesting in the election, we can’t disqualify anyone based on that,” returning officer Abdul Kadir Awang Bakar told malaysiakini when contacted today.
Nevertheless, Abdul Kadir said the EC has acted on the complaint by independent candidate Ng Chee Pang against BN’s Abdul Aziz Kiram for allegedly abusing government machinery in his campaign.
“Our enforcement team has taken down posters (of the BN candidate) that were hung at the fence of a government school,” he said, while confirming that the EC had
received Chee Pang’s written complaint.
Explaining why no further action can be taken, he said: “The posters were not put up by the (BN) candidate himself... perhaps it was ‘accidentally’ put up by his supporters and not everyone knows the law.”
Since the posters have been taken down, Abdul Kadir argued “the case is closed”.
Contacted for immediate response, Chee Pang’s campaign manager, his father Kwi Ling, disputed the EC’s decision.
“If we had been the ones to breach the code of ethics, we would have been disqualified. We were told by the EC during a briefing with candidates after the nomination that we have to adhere to the code or we would be disqualified,” said Kwi Ling, a former state DAP leader.
He reiterated that his son will discontinue campaigning if the EC does not act
impartially in dealing with the complaint.
In his second complaint lodged with the EC yesterday, Chee Pang said he has furnished photographic evidence to show that the rival camp was using a government school’ facilities, as well as police and local council trucks for campaigning.
Chee Pang had quipped that was tantamount to using “cannon and fighter jets” against his three-member campaigning team - his father and brother who double as his campaign manager and photographer.
The election code of ethics prohibits candidates and their party or election workers from using government buildings for campaigning unless written permission has been obtained. They arealso barred from using vehicles or communication devices belonging to the state or government.
However, the code also clarifies that it is a guideline and that its provisions are subject to existing laws and regulations, pointed out activist Wong Chin Huat who has studied the Malaysian electoral system.
This renders certain provisions in the code as not enforceable whenever the law is silent such as on the abuse of government machinery, added Wong - a research fellow with the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Institute of Malaysian and International Studies.
“Under our laws, abuse of government machinery during an election campaign is not criminalised. The need to make it an offence has been emphasised time and again by electoral reform bodies,” he said.
While the code spells out the do’s and don’ts for nomination, polling, counting and tallying of votes and announcement of results, Wong pointed out it does not touch on expenditure by candidates.
When contacted, Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections chief Abdul Malek Hussin said the EC enforcement team is duty-bound to monitor activities throughout the
election period and act immediately when complaint is made.
“The enforcement team should be translating the do’s and don’ts into action, it can’t be sleeping on these matters,” he said.
“The proceeds would not only be used to protect bloggers against suits but also to provide training workshops in the field of investigative journalism for bloggers – subject to the approval of the trustees.”
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
In fact, 29.2% of the 120,000 graduates scored Bands One and Two in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET), which identifies them as “Extremely Limited User” and “Limited User” respectively.
Then read Sinchew: 扶持單一族群政策錯誤
Then back to TheStar again:
Mustapa said the vice-chancellors' committee had recently recommended that the ministry make it compulsory for students to score at least a Band Three before they graduate from university.
“We have turned down the request as this would not be fair to students, particularly those from rural areas,” he said.
Now, you think yourself, is there anything wrong with our education system as well as our minister's mentality?
Friday, January 19, 2007
How the operation being carried out? Check it out here yourself. But roughly in this way:
The patient, the surgeon and the anesthesiologist select the anesthesia used for surgery. Patients may benefit from an anesthetic block of the nerves of the leg to decrease postoperative pain. The surgery usually begins with an examination of the patient's knee while the patient is relaxed due the effects of anesthesia. This final examination is used to verify that the ACL is torn and also to check for looseness of other knee ligaments that may need to be repaired during surgery or addressed postoperatively. If the physical exam strongly suggests the ACL is torn, the selected tendon is harvested (for an autograft) or thawed (for an allograft) and the graft is prepared to the correct size for the patient.
After the graft has been prepared, the surgeon places an arthroscope into the joint. Small (one-centimeter) incisions called portals are made in the front of the knee to insert the arthroscope and instruments and the surgeon examines the condition of the knee.
Meniscus and cartilage injuries are trimmed or repaired and the torn ACL stump is then removed. In the most common ACL reconstruction technique, bone tunnels are drilled into the tibia and the femur to place the ACL graft in almost the same position as the torn ACL. A long needle is then passed through the tunnel of the tibia, up through the femoral tunnel, and then out through the skin of the thigh. The sutures of the graft are placed through the eye of the needle and the graft is pulled into position up through the tibial tunnel and then up into the femoral tunnel (Figure 11). The graft is held under tension as it is fixed in place using interference screws (Figure 12), spiked washers, posts or staples. The devices used to hold the graft in place are generally not removed. Variations on this surgical technique include the "two-incision" and "over-the-top" types of ACL reconstructions, which may be used because of the preference of the surgeon or special circumstances (revision ACL reconstruction, open growth plates).
Ok, after talking long on Curing Options, now we talk about COST.
Knee Autroscopy - RM 500
ACL reconstruction KIV - RM 1,000
Meniscal Repair - RM 500 - 1,500 (not confirm yet, but in this range)
Total Cost - RM 2,000 - 3,000, at Government Hospital. No insurance coverage yet for Hospitalization, even if i get one right now, it will not cover also. So, it means "makan sendiri" lah
The conclusion of my Medical MRI Report:
My MRI Report
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Just see what happen at end of the day of 28 Jan 2007. Will Independent win some votes?
Barisan Nasional (BN) is to do battle with a fresh-faced 22-year-old independent candidate in Batu Talam, a by-election that PAS and Keadilan have boycotted and the DAP has no interest in.
In The Star, big title Unknown youngster to take on BN, hope this unknown youngster will win more than 30% votes la...
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Our Motto: No Vomit No Stop Drinking.
So prepare yourself, dude, start training from now on...... And pity TBK needed to drink on behalf of Mok, Chyan Leong and Yang Ping. And Ah Mok don't forget to cash in RM 200 to my account, the money including penalty for not attending the dinner.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
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Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Oh ya, a new year mah, so me and PL ordered new furnitures for our house...... come and visit us and you shall know what is that......