Thursday, July 31, 2008

Month of Hungry Ghost

Tomorrow is the 1st day of 7th lunar month. Is the month of hungry ghost. People say the door of hell will open...... my grandmother used to tell me not to swim in river, sea and go to the hill behind my house to play, nanti kena drag by water ghost, kidnap by gin-gin of the hill......

Any way, happy hungry ghost month....... In buddha teaching, every day is good day! Enjoy it.....

Wan Azizah Resigned!

PERMATANG PAUH Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah has resigned to make way for her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to stand in by-election.
By-election will be held in 60 days. She was the 1st lady as head of opposition and with the shortest period one.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Nikon D700 dSLR

The D700 has everything it takes to satisfy a broad spectrum of photographic needs. The 12.1-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor with a sensing area of 36.0 x 23.9 mm; a sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 6400; continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second (and up to 8 fps with the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10; Nikon's exclusive 51-point AF system; Scene Recognition System for optimum autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance detection — these are but a few of the advanced capabilities of the extraordinary new D700.

The price quoted in one of the online camera shop is RM 8,995.00, RM 3,500.00 more expensive than D300. The price is only for body ......Which one i should buy now, D60 (for people like me without much budget), or D300, or now D700?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

CPI 7.7%

CPI is 7.7%, more than double from previous month of 3.8%, what the hell.

When the government increased the fuek price to RM2.70/liter, the world price was ~USD 135/barrel. Today the price is ~ USD 124-125/barrel, should the government decrese the fuel price as it is now "floating" according to market rate?

My RM is shrinking daily .......

Means while, Bank Negara is having a meeting tomorrow to discuss the interest rate. Seem like this time around they are going to raise it, and i am sure people like me will suffer the most as BLR for my housing loan will increase as well. Bravo, the government!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Live from DUN Penang

Please click on for live telecast of Penang State Assembly from 21 July - 31st July 2008.

New Tariff for Electricity (2)

Received a comment from a user of TNB (i think all of us who stay in West Malaysia use TNB unless you use genset to generate your own electricity). I think it is better also for others to check your TNB bill.

Read for details:

Dear Brothers...check the calculation of your TNB Bill

On the 18th July 2008, my electricity usage was read for the period between 13th June to 18th July 2008 and total usage was 631kwh. To my disappointment, the calculation on tariff was bias. The calculation was wrong and because of the reading was made on 18th July 2008, the total period was 35 days, therefore the additional kwh falls under higher tariff. For my analysis, the method of calculation which was explained to me by TNB personnel is to the advantage of TNB.

Details as follows:
Calculation method explained by TNB (1-300-88-5454) on 18th July 2008 betwewn 2:30pm to 2:45pm

Usage 631kwh

Calculation for the period of Jun 2008 (13th June to 31st Jun 2008)
18 days / 35 days * 200kwh (first 200 of the old tariff) = 102.8 => 103kwh
18 days / 35 days * 431kwh (subsequent of the old tariff) = 221.7 => 222kwh

103kwh X 0.218 = RM 22.45
222kwh X 0.289 = RM 64.16
*Usage of 631kwh is calculated for 18 days

Calculation for the period of July 2008 (1st July to 18th July 2008)
17 days / 35 days * 500kwh (first 500 of new tariff) = 242.8 => 243kwh
17 days / 35 days * 100kwh (subsequent of the new tariff) = 48.6 => 49kwh
17 days / 35 days * 31kwh (subsequent of the new tariff) = 15 => 15kwh

243kwh X 0.30 = RM72.90
49kwh X 0.39 = RM19.11
15kwh X 0.40 = RM 5.60
*Usage of 631kwh is calculated for 17 days

Bil sepenuh nya adalah seperti berikut:

103kwh X 0.218 = RM 22.45
222kwh X 0.289 = RM 64.16
243kwh X 0.30 = RM 72.90
49kwh X 0.39 = RM 19.11
15kwh X 0.40 = RM 5.60

Jumlah = RM184.22

*631kwh is being calculated twice even though partial usage falls in the old tariff
The correct calculation should be as follows:
Usage for the period of 13th June 2008 to 18th July 2008 equalvalent for 35 dyas is 631kwh which 18days falls under the old tariff and 17days falls into the new tariff.

18 days/35 days = 0.51
17 days /35 days = 0.49

June 2008 usage 0.51 X 631kwh = 325kwh
July 2008 usage 0.49 X 631kwh = 306kwh

Usage for the period of June 2008 based on the above calculation is 325kwh (Old tariff)

First 200kwh X 0.218 = RM43.60
Subsequent 123kwh X 0.289 = RM36.13

Usage for the period of June 2008 based on the above calculation is 306kwh
(New tariff)
First 200kwh X 0.218 = RM43.60
Subsequent 106kwh X 0.345 = RM36.57

Total bill
June 2008 = RM43.60
June 2008 = RM36.13
July 2008 = RM43.60
July 2008 = RM36.57
Jumlah : RM159.90

7.0 Conclusion
I believe that the calculation method used by TNB is to maximized profit at the expense of the public. It is very confusing and double counting on a single usage. For the public at large, most of them doesn’t know the actual calculation and take what ever method used by TNB.

In my case, why TNB took more than 30days to read the meter. When this happened, the reading will be more and it will fall into higher tariff and this will profit TNB and I have to pay more. Why should this happened?

Why does the usage 631kwh being calculated twice for the period of 13th June 2008 to 30th June 2008, and again being calculated for the period of 1st July 2008 to 18th July 2008? It should take 18days/35 days and this is a factor for June 2008 and 17days/35days will be the factor for July.
The meter reading policy MUST be change with immediate. All meter reading MUST be done within 25th to 30/31th of every month and not to the maximum of 36 days.

When I need to get clarification from TNB Rawang on the 18th July 2008 between 3pm and 3:30pm, there was nobody to come to my aid, telephone was not answered at 036092700. Do I need to travel to TNB Rawang from my office /home which is about 20km away? Will TNB bear my cost? Should I bear the cost when the mistake was made by TNB?

Its clear that TNB wishes to confused the public and make profit based on its calculation method and does care for the public at all.

TNB should be more efficient in doing the meter reading and use a better formula in calculation to avoid misunderstanding among the public.

Wan Faizal Zainal Abdin
Sg Buluh.

Friday, July 18, 2008

No Result?

Somehow it puzzles me, why police needs to obtain new sample of Anwar to do the DNA test again. Pak Lah said the sample taken 10 years ago is too old. But the question is why can't the police use back the test result did 10 years ago? Unless the result did 10 years ago is fake, frabricated! Maybe it is actually conspiracy.
With my little knowledge in biotechnology during my bachelor and master science degree, if you were to obtain the sample from someone...... so diffucult meh?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Blardy Jam, again & again

What the fark! Road block again this morning in all major road leading to KL. Is the police have nothing else to do besides creating hell jam in KL during rush hour in the morning?

Is the demonstrators are all wearing long sleeves , slack and leather shoes just to "drive"' into KL and demo on the streets? Use your "blain" lah Mr IGP!

Those polices just standing there, did nothing, not even looked inside the cars, yet by blocking 2 out of 3 lanes of highway, forcing all the cars into one lane, creating kilometers long of jam.

Besides the word "idiot" to describe the act, i have no idea what other word i can use. You tell me lah.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Le Tour de France 2008

The tour is live on Astro 811, stage 10 with 2 HC climb and Cadel Evans took the yellow jersey from Kim Kirchen.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Interest Rate Backdated

My bank has backdated the housing interest rate to 1st July 2008 at 5.5% from 7.1%. Based on my rough estimation, i am saving ~RM 150/mth of interest! It is also means that i can settle the loan in shorter time.

When our finance minister II asked banks to study the installment to
extend to longer period in order to reduce the monthly installment, actually banks are welcome that what (i think la) as the bank will earn more interest in longer period provided that the bank have enough money for rolling. I am not sure, i am not financial guy, but i want to settle faster if i can, pay less interest!

At Miri Now

5th time to Miri, finally stay at Mega Hotel, super big room with one king-size bed and a super single bed, with only myself. Going to Bintulu direction just now, passing my last project site, then stopped near the Gua Niah (Batu Niah) to see the site, on the way back passing Sunflower at Miri Town.

Sunflower, hmmm...... must ask Shami and Edwin la......

Time to sleep! 1am now!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

George Town and Malacca Are World Heritage Sites

Congratulation to Penang and Malacca as World Heritage Sites now. Hope more tourists will visit the states, of course cleanliness is very important!


Monday, July 07, 2008

Weng Chung & Yang Ping

One is enjoying at home, one is suffering in hospital.

CWC enjoys because he lost his freedom, YP suffers because he wanted to enjoy! Two different people having 2 different stories.

They do have things in common, they both are Dragon, married this year, and married super junior!

Friday, July 04, 2008

RPK: The AG-IGP tag-team fabricated evidence

Malaysia-Today: The AG-IGP tag-team fabricated evidence

The AG and IGP fabricated evidence back in 1998 so they must now pay for this crime. No doubt that was ten years ago but the evidence has just surfaced. Yes, that’s right, a whistleblower has just come forward to reveal the secret that he/she has been keeping for the last ten years.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Raja Petra Kamarudin signed a false Statutory Declaration. So say the Attorney-General (AG) and Inspector-General of Police (IGP). And, for that, Raja Petra must be sent to jail for two years under Section 203 of the penal Code.

Okay, no problem, I can live with that. But for sure the AG and IGP will be in the next cell of the same block and they shall remain in jail longer than I will. You see; the AG and IGP fabricated evidence ten years ago, back in 1998. And the punishment for this is more than just two years jail. So, while I go in for two years, the AG and IGP will still be in jail long after I have been released and will be sitting in the Havana Club enjoying my Cuban cigar.

Some of you may by now be blur on what I am talking about so allow me to take you for a trip down memory lane. On the night of 20 September 1998, Anwar Ibrahim was arrested and taken to the Bukit Aman lockup. The then IGP, Rahim Noor, entered the lockup soon after that and beat Anwar up. Anwar was blindfolded and handcuffed when Rahim Noor beat him up.

The recently ‘retired’ Commercial Crime Division Director, Ramli Yusof -- who is currently on trial on trumped-up charges of corruption -- rushed into the lockup when he heard Anwar screaming in pain. He grabbed Rahim Noor and pulled him away to stop him from continuing to assault Anwar.

They then left the lockup with Anwar lying unconscious on the lockup floor, covered in blood and still blindfolded and handcuffed. Ramli suggested that they send Anwar to the hospital but Rahim Noor refused. Instead, Rahim Noor asked them to detain Anwar under the Internal Security Act so that no one can meet him for the next 60 days -- and therefore find out that Anwar had been beaten up.

The next morning, Ramli went to check on Anwar and he found the latter still unconscious and exactly where they had left him the night before -- bloody, blindfolded and handcuffed. Ramli again tried seeking Rahim Noor’s approval to send Anwar to hospital but his plea was declined. Ramli then asked for a doctor to come to Bukit Aman to attend to Anwar.

At first the police said that Anwar had beaten himself up. He not only beat himself up but he continued beating himself even after he had become unconscious. This is the special quality of Anwar who can remain conscious after becoming unconscious compared to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who is always unconscious whenever he is conscious.

When the government realised that only 1% of Malaysians believed that Anwar beat himself up -- and continued beating himself up after he became unconscious -- they had no choice but to order an investigation. And the investigation confirmed that Rahim Noor had beaten up Anwar and that other senior police officers were also present to witness the beating.

Nevertheless, in spite of everyone in Bukit Aman having knowledge of what happened, the current AG and IGP -- who were both in Bukit Aman at that time and were fully aware that Rahim Noor had beaten Anwar -- fabricated a report that said Anwar was beaten up by a person or persons unknown. Later, of course, Rahim Noor confessed to the crime when he realised he can no longer cover up his evil deed and was sentenced to a mere two months jail, the same jail term for someone who steals a banana. (They let him out after only 40 days).

The AG and IGP fabricated evidence back in 1998 so they must now pay for this crime. No doubt that was ten years ago but the evidence has just surfaced. Yes, that’s right, a whistleblower has just come forward to reveal the secret that he/she has been keeping for the last ten years.

Well, as I said in my 18 June 2008 Statutory Declaration: “I have been reliably informed”. Take note of this new phase my friends from the legal fraternity: I have been reliably informed. And I have been reliably informed that the AG and IGP fabricated evidence back in 1998.

God, does this Havana cigar taste good…..puff…….

All are Jokers!


7月4日 上午11点10分

昨日公开宣称副首相纳吉与蒙古女郎阿旦杜亚拥有性关系的私家侦探巴拉苏巴马廉(P Bala Subramaniam,左图),在不到24小时内立场出现急转弯,今早出乎意料的宣布撤回有关法定宣誓书的全部内容。


阿旦杜亚命案第三被告阿都拉萨(Abdul Razak Baginda)所聘用的私家侦探巴拉苏巴马廉,昨日在人民公正党实权领袖安华的陪同下,揭露纳吉与阿旦杜亚拥有性关系。




Am i an immigrant as well? My family also?

Even my grandfather was born in Penang back in 1917, so does my grandmother, even before Japanese invaded Malaysia. And we, non-malay treated as immigrant to this Tanah Melayu?

Blardy racist, fark off please.

RM 428m vs RM 8.1m


4th July 2008

Today is the day. Not America's Independence Day, not the birthday of bridegroom-to-be bachelor as well. It is my independence day. Six months since my knee operation, also means that i am able to donate my blood again.

I think my vein also get used to "no pain" honey moon period of six months. Time to torture the vein again starting this Saturday. I need to start by donating Whole Blood before back to Plasma 3 months later.

FYI, i did my "jogging" at the speed of 6.5 km/hr this week at HUKM's physiotherapy center. 10 minutes of jog seem like 1 hour for me. More training required .......