Monday, December 28, 2009

Bt Ferringhi Cemetery Saga - Perda does not plan to disturb graves at temple

At least no need to relocate the graves, hope so!

UPDATED: News from The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Descendants of those buried outside the century-old Chinese cemetery at the Tang Sang See Temple in Batu Ferringhi can rest easy.

The Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) said on Monday that it does not plan to disturb the graves on its land.

Perda chairman Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said they were willing to overlook the encroachment on humanitarian grounds.

“Our purpose of erecting the steel fencing rods is just to demarcate the land. But we hope people would not bury their dead on our land anymore,” he said.

Perda had put up the rods last week to demarcate the 2.7ha land belonging to it after realising that some of the graves had encroached into its property.

On Sunday, some 60 people held placards to protest Perda’s action of putting up the rods at their ancestors’ graves.

They had claimed that there was no notice to inform them of the matter.

Azhar, however, had said that Perda had sent a notice to Persatuan Kwang Long over the encroachment but since there was no reply, it went ahead and put up the rods.

Batu Ferringhi - Protest over fencing of cemetery

Three (3) of my ancestors graves are affected by the fencing (great grandfather, great grandmother my great grandfather's brother), some of the fencing rods even planted into the graves. See picture from Kwang Wah. What a damn idiot. All my 3 ancestors graves were there almost 60 years ago. Somehow the land was state land and later transferred to PERDA.





News from The Star:

GEORGE TOWN: A group of residents in Batu Ferringhi are seeing red after steel fencing rods suddenly sprouted at their century-old Chi­nese cemetery at the Tang Sang See Temple.

Temple secretary Tan Ah Boon said the residents only became aware that the Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) had put up the rods to demarcate the land belonging to it last week.

“Perda should have informed us before putting up the rods. Our ancestors were probably not aware they had encroached into the area some 100 years ago.

“We thought it is state land and might have accidentally transgressed beyond the cemetery land,” he said yesterday.

Tan hoped Perda would relocate the poles further to where there were no tombstones.

Earlier, some 60 descendants held placards to protest against Perda for putting up the rods.

Temple committee chairman Tan Chong Beng said the cemetery was his father’s land and his ancestors were all buried there.

Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu, who met the protesters said he was told that the disputed plot initially belonged to the state but was later transferred to Perda.

“I was made to understand that Perda would hold a dialogue session with the descendants. I hope Perda will be transparent and explain the details on the land ownership,” he said.

Perda chairman Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said some of the burial plots had encroached into its 2.7ha land.

Azhar said it had sent a notice to Persatuan Kwang Long but since there was no reply, it went ahead and put up the rods.

On the descendants’ request for Perda to start demarcating its land from where there was no tombstone, Azhar said he was not in the position to make any promises.

“They must write to us and we will discuss the matter,” he said.


News fro Kwang Wah:

峇都丁宜居民抗议 祖坟遭破坏
二零零九年十二月二十八日 凌晨十二时四十分

(槟城27日讯)不满祖先位于峇都丁宜华人义山的坟墓遭发展商围起篱笆及破坏,居民除了要求发展商现身解释及赔偿,也保留法律追究权。

促发展商解释及赔偿

约1000名当地居民,1周前发现祖先坟墓前突然筑起篱笆柱子,有些篱笆柱甚至插在祖先的坟墓上,周日高举字卡反映心声:“我们反对缺德发展商将坟墓围起篱笆”。受影响的坟墓约有65个。

陈聪明:对死者不敬

峇都丁宜公墓理事会主席陈聪明(80岁)指出,有关公墓地段是他祖先留下给当地居民共同使用的,占地4依格。“不明白突然有发展商在坟地范围内建立起篱笆柱子,这除了影响居民们历代祖先的风水位,也对死者不尊敬。”

他认为,假如坟墓有超越他们(发展商)的范围,他们应给予通知,任何事都有得商量,而不是破坏他人祖先的坟墓。

陈亚文:速拆篱笆柱

槟城龙山寺代表陈亚文(53岁)指出,反对发展商在坟墓地段内建立篱笆,同时要求即刻将篱笆柱子拆除。

“居民近期内将开会研究有关问题,同时也会查明发展商占用的地段是属于谁。据警方向居民透露,有关发展商的背景还有待查明。”

郑雨周:属坟地用途

丹绒武雅州议员郑雨周指出,根据他向土地局了解,有关地段是属于坟地用途,而后山附近的土地则是政府地,他不明白为何政府地会变成私人发展地段。

他说,土地割名手续不是一日间就能通过。他披露,针对有关问题,他已发出电邮给掌管城市及乡村规划、房屋及艺术委员会主席黄汉伟、槟首长林冠英、槟州土地局、县属、非回教事务委员会等单位。“近期内会见有关部门官员,深入了解问题的来龙去脉,希望居民不要将有关问题政治化。”针对有关问题,国阵升旗山国会选区协调员方志伟,希望槟州政府能够尽快查明问题的前因后果。

他透露,郑雨周作为丹绒武雅人民代议士,应积极把问题解决。

News from Guang Ming Daily:
公塚建籬公笆破壞風水‧後人舉大字報抗議
要聞北馬地方 2009-12-27 19:04

居民對於發展商在未通知的情況下在墳地圍上籬笆的做法深表不滿,高舉大字報提出抗議.

鄭雨周召開記者會,要求州政府深入調查轉售土地給檳州區域發展局的程序,避免又出現一宗土地舞弊案。(圖:光明日報)

墳墓的後人還特製16個大型字體,即“我們反對缺德發展商將墳墓圍起籬笆”,要求當局還居民公道。

祖墳風水被破壞

峇都丁宜公塚擁有百年歷史,墳墓超過500個。據檳州區域發展局主席拿督阿茲哈說,當局於一週前在屬當局範圍土地上興建籬笆,是為免更多的墳墓“越界”,埋葬在屬當局的土地上。

祖墳受影響的後人沈保利(57歲)說,祖先墳墓的風水被破壞如同破壞後人的命運,其外婆的土塚被籬笆圍住,對墳墓風水造成嚴重破壞,也影響後人在清明節時拜祭後人。

“一大半的墳墓被籬笆圍住了,要別人怎樣拜?”

他指出,其外婆已葬在此處50年,一直以為此處是墳地,沒想到竟是私人土地。儘管其外婆的墳墓越界,但是,發展商不應該在沒有通知下就圍上籬笆,破壞祖墳風水。“我感到很痛心和生氣,因祖墳被破壞好像後人無法好好照顧祖先,希望當局能夠暫停興建籬笆,尋求解決方案後才採取進一步工作。”

墳墓遭破壞變U型

峇都丁宜公塚理事會主席陳聰明的叔叔陳兆江之墓墓手被擊成1個大“U”型,對於祖先墳墓被破壞,陳聰明深感不滿,認為當局在沒有通知情況下破壞墳墓,對祖先不敬和破壞風水。

今年已80歲的陳聰明表示,該座佔地4英畝的墓地是其祖先流傳下來的,其父親陳兆祥當年也是該理事會主席,於1972年去世後便葬在該公塚,其叔叔也葬在此處長達60年。他希望,發展商馬上拆除這些鐵枝,以免祖先墳墓風水被破壞。

檳發展局:墳墓已越界

檳州區域發展局主席拿督阿茲哈說,當局並無意破壞居民祖先的墳墓,不過,只因這些墳墓已越界,建在當局的土地上,才會發生類似狀況。

他今日(週日,12月27日)告訴《光明日報》,當局位於峇都丁宜公塚附近擁有一塊佔地6.7英畝的土地,由於當局發現公塚部份墳墓已越界,為避免更多墳墓建在當局土地內,才決定興建籬笆劃分界線。

他表示,該籬笆共長267尺,於一週前開始興建。他指出,當局在還未興建籬笆前,已通知Persatuan Kuang Long,但在不獲有關方面回應下,才圍上籬笆。

對於居民要求當局拆除並挪後興建籬笆的位置,阿茲哈表示,單憑他個人不能答應居民甚麼,居民必須致函給當局,讓當局的委員會成員展開會議後,才能做准。

他指出,當局的確有計劃在此處進行發展計劃,但仍還未動工。他說,當局並沒有指示員工擊破或破壞墳墓,若有墳墓被破壞,可能是員工在工作時不小心擊壞。

致函號召千人開會

峇都丁宜公塚理事會總務陳亞文說,該會將儘快致函給此區約1000居民,召集居民開會商討如何解決問題。

他表示,該墓地還能容納多300多個墳墓,目前已葬超過500名故人。他說,此區居民的3-4代祖先都葬在該墳地,此次發生墳墓被破壞的情況,讓後人深感不滿。

他指出,由於問題剛發生,該會還未決定是否聘請律師或起訴有關當局。

轉售土地疑涉舞弊案

丹絨武雅區州議員鄭雨周懷疑原屬州政府的土地,卻轉手售予屬中央政府管轄的檳州區域發展局,可能也是一起土地舞弊案。

他指出,據居民掌握的資料,峇都丁宜公塚附近2塊土地(Lot348和469)原屬州政府土地,但為何會轉賣給檳州區域發展局,其中涉及甚麼問題,必須查個水落石出。“我已於2天前把有關問題提呈給檳州城市及鄉村規劃、房屋和藝術委員會兼非回教徒膜拜場所小組主席黃漢偉、檳州首席部長林冠英和相關部門,要求深入調查有關事件。”他也不排除此事含有政治議程。

他指出,該片土地的斜坡級數達3和4級,同時屬於檳州第二走廊範圍內,並不適合發展計劃。他呼吁,該公塚理事會應該自行調查事情的前因後果,把事情紀錄在案,透過多管齊下的方法,合作把問題解決。其实有个更简易的退休储蓄计划。现在就了解个中详情。

他說,原本檳州區域發展局和理事會準備在週一(12月28日)對話,但據知已延遲舉行。他希望有關方面在處理此事件必須小心謹慎,稍有差池或處理不當,將會演變成種族課題。

Sunday, December 27, 2009

SKQ - 5 months




She is 5 months old now. But still not that tall so i guess she should be just a little bit taller compared to her mother....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Petronas is title sponsor of Mercedes F1

After BMW pulled out from F1, Tony's Lotus F1 team thought they might able to deal with Petronas for sponsor, which also gain the support from the government and through Proton indirectly. But it seems like Petronas make a smart move by sponsoring the well knowned manufacturer of Merz.

Maybe AirAsia will move it sponsorship from William F1 to Lotus F1 then? Who else can dump so much of money into a new team?

“The new title partnership also paves the way for future collaborations between the two companies,” Mercedes added in a statement.
It said Petronas would be able to “generate sustainable business growth, particularly in their downstream lubricants market, through the strategic partnership and business alliance with Mercedes-Benz.”

Monday, December 21, 2009

Cycling Lane in Penang, reduce CO2e and traffic jam

Good move to promote more peole cycling in Penang to reduce the traffic jam. But also hoping the motorists will drive patiently, carefully at the strecth from Telik Bahang till Gurney Drive especially the strecth from Tg Bungah till Teluk Bahang, windy and narrow road. I am also planning to cycle to work in 2010, just thinking how to do it during rain and the timing matter...


新关仔角至直落巴巷 槟第一脚车道启用
二零零九年十二月二十一日 凌晨十二时三十二分

(槟城20日讯)脚车友期待已久的脚车道标志及脚车路牌,终于在新关仔角至直落巴巷设立!

此后,热爱踏脚车友能放心在路上骑脚车,并促请驾车人士多加留意路上的脚车道。这脚车道标志和路牌是从新关仔角至直落巴巷,来回的路程不到60公里,在路段上每距离200尺就有一个脚车道标志,而每400尺就有一个脚车路牌,以方便脚踏车者上路。

曹观友:道路共享概念

槟州行政议员曹观友指出,这是槟城第一个脚车道标志和脚车路牌,同时州政府也将会在乔治市古迹区,建设同样的施设。这计划也是采取“道路共享”(Road Sharing )概念,让汽车与脚车一起共用道路。

他表示,这设脚车道计划需要花费更多时间建设,有了脚车道也方便行人行走,并希望踏脚车能成为槟城的文化。另外,玻璃池滑州议员郭庭恺透露,这是他第一次参与踏车活动。其实,若早前州政府没有给予踏脚车活动赞助,他将可能从自己的选区拨款。

曹观友和郭庭恺是于周日,在 G 酒店的“槟城第一脚车道标志”开幕礼上,这么表示。在为脚车道标志和路牌开幕时,有些脚车友认为脚车道上的标志可能太小,因此希望之后的标志能大一点和上漆,让道路使用者能更清楚看见。

出席者包括丹绒武雅区州议员郑雨周、联昌国际集团(CIMB )代表高级经理洪素玲、丹绒武雅扶轮社主席邓有德及G Club会员们。

标志放大更清晰看到

G Club 协会林世源医生提及,由于脚车道的标志可能太小,这不易让驾车人士看清楚,只有骑脚车人士能看见,因此若可以在标志上上漆会更理想。

他也说,希望接着可从直落巴巷建设脚车道标志至浮罗山背。他提及,若每个民众都开始骑脚车,那就能减少车辆和保持空气清鲜,而在交通阻塞时,骑脚车者也不需要担心。

快捷通要求建巴士道

曹观友表示,暂时没立法脚踏道只是给予骑脚车人士使用而已。他说,脚车道、巴士道及行人道都是公共交通重要环节,但在实行时会有一定的困难。他举例,之前槟城快捷通曾要求从乔治市至亚依淡建设巴士道。

他表示,这次从新关仔角至直落巴巷所建设的脚车道和标志约7万令吉费用,都是赞助商和G Club 协会所负担,州政府并没有拨款。此外,郑雨周也可能拨款赞助,因为这脚车道有经过丹绒武雅区。这建设脚车道标志都是由市政局承包。

当记者询问对于这次脚车道标志建造是否满意时,他说,脚车道路标志应该打横较理想,而标志能有格子和涂上颜色会比较好。

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Malaysia's Target - 40% cuts in CO2e

Government can sets target, but not mandatory GHG emission reduction. In CDM, the project participants have to carry out the project activities under voluntary basis. Just hope the government is smart enough not to put the mandatory GHG emission reduction. If not, no CDM projects then from landfill and biogas methane avoidance (composting, methane captured from palm industry), etc.


News from The Star:

COPENHAGEN: A roadmap towards realising the 40% reduction of carbon emission per capita from the 2005 level by 2020 will be presented to the Cabinet soon.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas said the plan, which is the country’s contribution to the global fight against climate change, will see Malaysia cutting 50 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO²-Eq) per annum.

(As carbon dioxide is the prevailing greenhouse gas — GHG — that is responsible for global warming, the other five GHGs are computed for their global warming potential — GWP — based on their equivalent value to CO². United Nation data shows that as of 2006, Malaysia emits 187 million tonnes of CO².)

The reduction was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the United Nations climate talks here.

Uggah said the cuts would come from the energy and waste sectors.

“We are looking at renewable energy sources and energy-efficiencies projects to provide 11 million tonnes and 9 million tonnes CO²-Eq cut respectively.

“Solid waste reduction will provide the remaining 30mil tonnes CO²-Eq as we plan to increase the recycling rate from 4% to 22% over the next decade,” he added.

He said methane, the most potent GHG which has 24 times GWP than carbon dioxide would be captured from existing landfills and become a vital source of biogas while oil palm waste would be turned into feedstock for biomass-based energy generation projects.

He also said there was a plan to achieve 10% or 1,065MW cleaner energy through switching from coal to gas but did not elaborate. Malaysia has a five-fuel energy-mix comprising petroleum, natural gas, coal, hydro and renewable energy.

He said Malaysia’s emission reduction potential would be further enhanced when the 240 million tonnes of CO²-Eq from its forests are taken into account.

BN in Penang, another fight, no hoper

Just when everybody thought UMNO and Gerakan "no more friend" after the incident of "Pendatang" and the latest drama happened when the Ahmad Ismail is reinstated just after 1 year plus instead of 3 and demanded Gerakan to appology to him.

Now, after gaining the 1st momentum, the never-will-change-UMNO again request for more (chinese says, give you one inch you want one feet), they want the Penang BN chief post from Gerakan. UMNO is still UMNO, though Gerakan not so relevant anymore in Penang, but the lcly mentality of UMNO must be stopped and ended in Penang.

I think Dr Ahmad Zahid should stop thinking of Penang BN chief post and concentrate on the RM50mil jet engine missing incident including Najib who was the miniter of defence when the engine gone missing. If such an important, bulky and damn heavy engine can just dissappear from Malaysia, what about a 50-60kg Ah Tan and C4?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Petronas Money is meant for future investment, not to save government

尽管2010财政年的盈利表现逊色,但是,国家石油还是决定动用现金储备,来维持派发给政府的马币300亿元股息。

Why Petronas still need to pay so much of royalty and tax to Government when the company is not making that much of money? Part of the "CSR" to the Government to save the country (or BN)? Or Najib's administration asking Petronas by hook or by crook still need to pay the money as this has been part of the 2010 budget tabled by Najib?

If the "leaking" from the projects can be stopped or reduced, then Malaysia by now should become a rich nation. Not a nation that looking for money from every possible means from Rakyat.......

Touch 'n Go Rebate, LPPL

It is really LPPL, when we all thought the toll rebate will be covered by the highway operators themselve, it is not the case. It is actually covered by the Rakyat that inlcudes those who may not even using the highway before (Sabah and Sarawak especially). Pity those rakyat who pay the tax buta-buta for nothing.......

工程部已经向行动党沙登国会议员张念群证实,一触即通卡的20%回扣路费,确实是由政府所承担。

Monday, December 14, 2009

F1 Lotus Team

Trulli and Kavalainen is the driver for 2010 season. Experience drivers and hope the car able to perform. If not, even the best driver also cannot win P1!!!

“一个马来西亚”第一方程式莲花车队2010年赛季的车手名单今天出炉。意大利车手特鲁利(Jarno Trulli)和芬兰车手科瓦莱宁(Heikki Kovalainen)出任第一位和第二位车手,而本地的法鲁兹(Fairuz Fauzy)则将出任后备车手。

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Botak Henn



New hair cut, botak head. Too hot and sweat a lot. Let it grow back before go to school next Jan 10.

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang



A new tourist spot for Penang. A must visit place when go to Penang.

News from Kwong Wah:
耗资7000万令吉兴建的极乐寺观音菩萨圣像和八角亭本周日开幕,预料将吸引万人参与这项佛教盛事。

极乐寺观音菩萨圣像和八角亭宝盖落成礼于6日上午8时举行。这座高耸的观音圣像和八角亭,将成为槟城亚依淡旅游区的一个最新标志。

富丽堂皇的八角亭除了让观音菩萨像显得更庄严,也让民众和善信避免日晒雨淋。

极乐寺观音菩萨圣像和八角亭开幕,让槟岛观光业更上一层楼,吸引更多游客到槟城观光、朝拜和消费。
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Monday, December 07, 2009

D-Day - COPENHAGEN

Another 8 hour, the talk on future climate change policy will start in Copenhagen, Denmark. It gonna be a talk more on politic then environment...

Will the talk come to a deal? We shall hope then... and my job also will depend on the talk. It will decide what is going to happen Post-12.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Fund allocation to Penang Unesco World Heritage

Why Melaka can has their fund manage by the state while Penang's fund is control by Khazanah? BN Federal Government can't even differenciate between the politic and social aspects.

Why Melaka has RM30mil and Penang only RM20mil when Penang has more area to cover? Just because Penang is under PR rule, the treatment from Federal Government also different. Time to change!!!

Just hope that BN going to loss in the 13th GE.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

H/P charger


my charger's cable was pulled out by me accidentally (or by force after piss off) and i have to either buy a new charger or new h/p as my h/p also reaching its life span..... but to temporarily charge my h/p, i have no choice but to perform a mini "operation", cut it open with swiss knife, assembled it myself using the crude way without soldering (heating the knife & try to solder it), and it is working and start to charge my h/p.

So i can pro-long its service till next year..... have to make sure my son does not touch it, if not kena electric shock!!!

SKH jr & SKQ




i am bit guilty for not taking much photo of my SKQ compared to her brother last time...... This is the update of my SKQ at age 4.5 mth old. Blurr as i am using camera phone...My camera dah gone case now..

Monday, November 23, 2009

Work from Home?

Can you work from home without going to office?

For me no different, as i am heavily depends on the internet connection to do my work. In fact it would be nicer to be at home, save time on travelling and expenses.

Just plug to the internet, connect to the server, on the SKYPE to communicate, to call and finish the work before due date. Unless need to travel outstation or other country to work, then just bring my notebook and follow me.

It is just the matter of discipline...... work from where, not a matter la......

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MCA Saga - Cry + Sandiwara


Sandiwara...these are the group who acted behind to remove OTK. Padan muka....cry some more, malu. From OTK vs CSL, it is now becomes OTK+CSL vs Liow Gang.

Funny trilogy. 1st Part finished. 2nd part on-going. What is end of the 3rd part then? OTK out?

Country Heights - After Heavy Rain

video


Heavy rain jnust now and within minutes, the pond water is overflow and flowing towards the houses. The water is currently "Vortexing" in the pond. Kheng!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

F1 - Next Season

After Honda left the F1 end of 2008, now we saw Toyota, BMW and Renault did the same in end of 2009. And Bridgestone, the tyre supplier, to quit F1 also end of 2010.

Of course there are new teams coming in including our Lotus F1 Team. Just hope that they are able to score some points.

Mercedes is selling their stake in McLaren and buying over Brawn GP.

Drivers moving here and there......

Friday, November 13, 2009

Big Dragon Joss Stick


This is the normal size joss stick burnt during 9th day of 9th Lunar month in Kepong. Few days ago, Discovery Channel broadcast the Penang traditional joss stick maker in George Town, 12ft in height. Quite interesting to see this strong old man made the dragon joss stick......and eventually his last big joss stick he made, claimed the old man. I guess he is too old for this giant joss stick.

MRT Singapore

Took MRT for the first time. At least it is not that pack compared to KL LRT. Sound wise, same same lah, noisy also. The system is far more complete than KL, linking all the different line. In KL, haiz....no rain is ok. Rain? Than good luck lo.




One thing i like Singapore is there are a lot of trees planting along the road. Making the city not so hot. That is what KL needs to do, at least place some trees on the big pot if there is no "soil" for planting. Green makes eyes feel better.


1st Hair Cut at shop


Having his first hair cut not by his mother...... paiseh a bit.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Soi Lek is Deputy President, still

Soi Lek is still a deputy president of MCA, then what about appointed Dep President Liow?

With more heads rolling by the order of OTK and appointing son of Soi Lek in the committee, it seems like the days of Liow in MCA are numbered, maybe it is the curse for Minister of Health.....

Anyway, with all the big time sandiwara, now it is back to square, where both OTK and CSL are still President and Dep President, now the danger one is Liow. Question is, what is his position now? What about another 2 jokers, Wee and MEi Fun?

What a joker party!!!

NIKON D3S


Upgrade version of D3 with estimated price at RM17k. Design for pro and very high ISO camera.

See the comparison.

Key Features:
-ISO performance: ISO 12800 as standard, expandable to ISO equivalent of 102400 (Hi 3)
-Large pixel pitch: the 12.1-megapixel FX-format advantage
-New and improved D-Movie function
-Image sensor cleaning: assured protection
-EXPEED: Nikon’s comprehensive approach to quality digital images
-Lateral chromatic aberration reduction: edge-to-edge sharpness
-Active D-Lighting: rescuing tone in highlights and shadows
-Picture Control: custom-tailored tone and color
-Speed and readiness throughout the workflow
-9-frames-per-second* shooting rate in FX-format, 11 fps* in DX crop
-Scene Recognition System: enlightened accuracy and intelligence
-51-point AF: fast and accurate subject acquisition
-Sophisticated AE with highlight analysis
-Informed auto white balance
-Approx. 100% frame coverage
-Superior durability
-Twin CF card slots
-Long-life battery
-Easy-to-access Live View mode
-Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
-3-in., approx. 921k-dot color, 170º viewing angle LCD monitor

Friday, October 30, 2009

Port Klang ADUN finally quit

Port Klang Adun finally quit. Thanks God, the negative asset of PR finally gone. So i guess this is the lesson PKR must learn starting from Perak, Kedah and now Selangor, choose carefully their candidates in the next election. Don't simply hamtam only....

So, another frog being created. If UMNO really so hunger for more ADUN, they are welcome to take him in. As a ADUN being elected by the people of Port Klang, hope the same gropu of rakyat will send him home in the next election, should BN want him to contest again, but i am doubt!

Another Boleh in BolehLand.

Monday, October 26, 2009

poverty line for the urban poor

This is really true for those living in big city like KL. To survive in KL with RM3000 per family per month is really impossible! Housing loan, children daily need, Insurance for whole family, vehicles maintenance, car loan, etc.... I will say RM5k is minimum to live in a no-worries-condition.

“If you have three children and your household income is RM3,000 or below, you’re almost at the poverty line,” he said, adding that many lower income families had more than four children and still needed to pay for their cars, houses and other mortgage payments.

OpenTender

Since after 308 GE, Penang started with CAT system and Open tender, to make the administration more transparent, and also to cut the cost to avoid wastage. It seems like it is showing the benefit now...... as compared to A-G 2008 report.

So, who else is still aganist the open tender? UMNO Penang? Even Johor with UMNO nominated government also practising Open Tender...... Wake up Malaysian....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Budget 2010

Download PDF file: http://thestar.com.my/budget/budget10.pdf

Highlight of Budget 2010: - that interested to me...

1. Individual tax relief on broadband subscription fee up to RM500 a year from 2010 to 2012.
but not for 2009....arh.

2. RM1.5bil fund to promote green technology by providing soft loans to to companies that supply and use green technology

3. Rewards for students who excel in studies:
- 30 National Scholarships to the creme de la creme of students stictly based on merit
- Convert PTPTN loans to scholarships for students who graduate with 1st class honours degree, beginning from 2010,
- Offer a netbook package, including free broadband service, to university students for RM50 per month for 2 years.

4. Insurance industry to be improved to meet market demand.

5. To ensure that fuel subsidies only benefit targeted groups, Govt will implement a fuel subsidy management system in early 2010, which will utilise the MyKad........but only 2010...

6. RM30 billion allocated for primary and secondary education, among others, for student assistance and scholarships and to build 80 new national and primary secondary schools, government-aided religious schools, national-type Chinese and Tamil schools and mission schools....but how many % really goes to chinese and tamil schools?

7. Personal relief for EPF and life insurance schemes to be increased to RM7,000.

8. Personal relief increase from 8k to 9k

9. personal tax reduce from 27 to 26%. but that means only the rich guy become richer, not the general public.... What the heck?


I HATE THIS:
1. To promote prudent spending, a service charge of RM50 a year to be imposed on each principal credit card and charge card; and RM25 a year on each supplementary card, effective from Jan 1, 2010.

2. To promote house ownership, Govt will launch a scheme that enables EPF contributors to utilise current and future savings in Account 2.....idea of using future saving is not good. Again, my stand on EPF, it is meant for future retirement, not for current use. So current Acc2 is ok for draw out, not future saving

Tian Chua 6 mth jail RM3k fine

Tian Chua is guilty of bitting the policeman though no video showed that he did that! But the judge believe what the police told to the court, because he believe what the police told was true.....

Huh? What is that? He think by believing the police, then it was meant that Tian Chua did bite that police? I think no doubt that out quality of judges is dropping......


吉隆坡推事庭今日裁决公正党峇都国会议员蔡添强咬伤警员案罪名成立,蔡添强被判罚款3000令吉及监禁6个月。

指蔡添强一昧否认没公信力推事莫哈末法兹(Mohd Fauzi Che Abu)说,由于蔡添强(左图)的抗辩陈词,仅是一昧做出否认,因此他发现蔡添强不是一名有公信力的证人。录影没显示但推事相信警员“就算是辩方提呈的录影片段,也显示他抗拒逮捕。”“虽然录影没有显示咬人事件的发生,但是我相信它的确发生,因为有关的警员已经证实他曾经殴打被告,而蔡添强则以咬人的方式反击。”

...High Court ruled today that legislative proceedings cannot be challenged in court, in a decision which appears to go against an earlier Federal Court ruling....


so how about Perak case? At least the high court judge has the right mind to think unlike the Federal Court in April 09.

The decision by the High Court today relies on a generally accepted principle of Separation of Powers but contradicts a Federal Court ruling in April which said it was allowed to inquire into legislative proceedings.

MCA EGM & the Jokers

What a joke and the sandiwara-kaw-kaw EGM plus schenes behind the stage, now Chua and OTK come to peace with the advice of Najib!

Liow took the 2nd man MCA post, so what is left for Chua? A normal MCA member? The drama won't stop here as Chua is still waiting for the final result from ROS. Shall ROS says Chua is still the Dep President, will there be another fight for the post.

After all, 3rd force is the one who is going to piss off. What is the point of having EGM and then both declined to step down! No eyes see.......

However, according to Malaysiakini, the peaceful unity is achieved in order to "clear-the-worms" in MCA itself. Soon, more heads will roll in MCA especially those who force OTK to quit in the last 2 weeks. Wait and see....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where is our money gone?

This 2 days a lot of news on the "leakage" of money from the 2008 Auditor General Report. And you will wonder will all these farkers that siphoned the money will be in vestigated by MACC?

This is kind of routine report, published yearly. But why these farker offcials still dare to do that, a normal computer notebook that may cost RM4000 became RM40,000??? So amazing huh?

Time to clean the house, sack and send them to jail!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Malaysia Day - 16 Sept

Finally 16 Sept is the Malaysia Day. The day we formed Malaysia - Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. A day a lot of people think more appropriate to celebrate Merdeka!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Minihydro Power project

Has a chance to handle minihydro power project in Selangor and travelling deep into the jungle near Kuala Kubu Baru, exact place not going to disclose here.

It took me about 1hr to drive through the thick jungle, 14km off road, crossing the river to reach the water intake place. In fact it is a nice place for mountain biking, just that..... there are wild fierce animals always wondering in that jungle, including things that we can't see...... The re-channel of the water to the power house able to generate 2MW generator, thus reducing the fossil fuel powered grid electricity. Won't this kind of project is good for mankind?

Enjoy some of the photos. Peaceful place, no mobile phone signal, cooler and fresher air, no sound pollution except water flowing sound, crystal clear water.......





SKQ - 3 month



My KQ at 3 month old.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

靠联邦经援财政仰人鼻息 槟州需检讨各项福利政策

【本刊梁志华撰述】槟城不像其他州属一般,拥有天然资源作为经济后盾。不过,卓越的地理优势,让槟城在马来西亚独立前,甚至独立后,成为马来西亚在国际贸易平台下的其中一个主要船务港口。
然而,随着巴生港口,柔佛港口和丹绒柏勒巴斯港口(Tanjung Pelepas)的崛起,并在近年来表现不断提高之际,槟城港口却相形见拙,港口货柜吞吐量每况愈下。根据槟城首席部长林冠英在9月23日发表的谈话,呼吁联邦政府认真看待槟城港口目前的困境,并要求财政部注资协助该港口脱困,显示出槟城港口已经到了必须联邦政府出手援助的地步。

尽管海关部门的数据显示,马来西亚的港口在今年第二季所处理的集装箱,按季取得10%的成长,反映出港口船运活动正在复苏,同时,国内所有港口都保持健康成长,但是,槟城港口却斯人独憔悴。比方说,柔佛港口在第二季的集装箱吞吐量增长了7%,但是槟城港口却大跌24%。此外,十大主要港口在今年首季处理了379万个集装箱。在这当中,槟城港口只占了2000个集装箱。

此外,曾经是马来西亚主要原产品出口的橡胶与锡,如今已退居幕后,这使得槟城在传统上与霹雳州和其他州属之间的关系(原产品加工与出口)逐渐变得模糊。同时,槟城在后来蓬勃发展的制造业所带来的出口活动(尤其是电子产品出口),都是以欧美市场为导向。然而,近年来随着东盟自由贸易协议(AFTA)的启动,马来西亚与东盟国家之间的贸易日益重要,几乎占了其国际贸易的50%比重,这促使槟城港口在国家经济发展上被边缘化。

社会经济与环境研究院就指出,东盟自由贸易协议实际上比较贴近马来西亚整体的经济与国际贸易趋势,反而与槟城的经济的国际贸易活动(出口活动)不太有关系,因为槟城的贸易对象几乎都是东盟以外的地区。这也反映出为何槟城的港口活动日益式微。

阿都拉时代曾有重生机会
换政权后大型计划无下文

虽然在前首相,也是槟城子民的阿都拉执政时期,槟城曾有一度获得重生的机会,不过,最后却因为阿都拉的下台,以及槟城政权易手,落入民联手中,而再度打回原型。在阿都拉执政时代,由他一手推动的五大经济特区走廊计划中,槟城被纳入北马经济特区走廊(Northern Corridor Economic Region)的重点发展区。

许多大型发展计划如槟城外环公路(Penang Outer Ring Road)、槟城单轨电动火车(Penang Monorail)、槟城全球城中心计划(Penang Global City Centre)、以及槟城第二大桥(Penang Second Bridge)在阿都拉的批准下准备启动。这原本估计将可以为槟城带来庞大的经济乘数效应,创造无数的商业契机与就业机会。然而,随着308政治大海啸后,槟城在一夜之间落入在野党联盟——民联的手中,再加上阿都拉下台,几乎所有的大型发展计划立即紧急刹车,或被取消,或被无限期展延,仅有槟城第二大桥获得批准。

基本上,当以林冠英为首的民联,在308之后接过槟城州政权后,槟城已经不再是当年“皇冠上的珍珠”。再加上这轮全球经济危机的冲击下,槟城经济陷入停滞不前的状态,而原本状况已不稳定的州政府财政账目,在经济危机中更受到进一步重创。

根据槟城前首席部长许子根在2007年11月提呈的槟城州政府财政预算案显示,槟城在2007年的财政赤字为3836万元,并估计在2008年将继续蒙受3566万元的财政赤字。这意味着,槟城的发展开销,很大程度上必须依赖联邦政府的拨款接济和贷款。根据国家审计局针对槟城在2007年的财务报告中显示,槟城这些年来的发展开销,主要来自联邦政府的贷款支持。比方说,槟城在2007年杪一共拖欠联邦政府4亿9651万的欠款,比较2006年的4亿4200万元,增长了12.3%。

槟城的财务赤字状况,基本上限制了新任首席部长林冠英,在上台执政槟城后所能够发挥的空间。虽然林冠英在2008年11月份提呈的2009年度财政预算案中,把槟城的财政赤字从08年的约马币3570万元减少至09年的马币1390万元,不过,这也反映出,民联槟城州政府面对财政吃紧的问题。

更重要的是,这马币1390万元的财政赤字,并不包括林冠英在上台后,为贫穷人士支付马币1700万元的水费,以及给于政府援助学校的马币850万元款项。如果加上这两笔拨款,实际上槟城州政府在2009年度的财政赤字实为马币3940万元,而非马币1390万元。这还没有包括林冠英在今年三月份提出,为槟城子民提供全岛免费无限上网、为17万户家庭提供马币100元的水费回扣、在乐龄人士登记计划中,发放每人马币100元给所有乐龄人士等社会福利政策。

联邦或不再买单
槟州无挥霍本钱

当然,槟城州政府在协助低收入人民,减轻生活负担方面的努力和用心,的确不容质疑。但是,正如我们批判联邦政府一样,槟城州政府在协助弱势族群方面所用的方式,是治本之道,还是仅是治标的权宜之计?同时,州政府是否有足够的财力如此挥霍,也是另一个值得关注的问题。

从槟城在过去几年的财政赤字状况来看,槟城州政府显然没有挥霍的本钱。由前首席部长许子根(右图)领导的槟城州政府,在2007年与2008年的马币3836万与马币3566万元财政赤字,必须依赖联邦政府的贷款接济,才能填补这些财政黑洞。那么,林冠英在2009年的马币3940万元财政赤字(比2008年的财政赤字还要高)无可避免仍然需要联邦政府来买单。

随着联邦政府在这轮全球金融危机中已耗尽国库,推动马币670亿元的经济刺激配套来挽救经济,导致联邦政府财政赤字在2009年估计将高企在7.6%的水平。这意味着,联邦政府在2010年度的财政预算案将面对捉襟见肘的窘境。

首相纳吉已表明,政府的整体营运开销将减少,并将选择性拨出津贴,反映出联邦政府财政吃紧的问题。在有限的财力资源下,联邦政府在支援州政府方面,无可避免将出现“手软”的情况。在联邦政府提倡“财政节约”之际,如果槟城还是继续大洒金钱,推动社会福利政策,联邦政府是否会为槟城买单,还是存在一个问号。

另一方面,虽然根据第九马来西亚计划的资料显示,联邦政府在2006年至2010年之间对槟城的发展开销拨款为马币61亿5200万元,相当于每年马币12亿3040万元的发展开销拨款。不过,随着多项大型发展计划如槟城外环公路、槟城单轨电动火车、槟城全球城中心计划等取消或无限期展延,这意味着,联邦政府对于在野党执政的槟城的未来发展意愿并不强烈。所以,即使纳吉承诺2010年的发展开销将不会减少,但是,槟城很可能不会在首要名单中。

经济复苏有望度过难关
槟城应吸取教训减花费

更重要的是,在这次全球经济危机中,身为制造业,尤其是电子业重地的槟城,在面对工厂大规模停工裁员的情况下,即使一向来出手大方的槟城州政府,面对财政吃紧的情况下,在协助受困工厂和被裁员工方面可以提供的援助变得相当有限。

来自民联州政府成员党的看法就一针见血地指出,州政府在这次经济危机中的最大难题,就是拟定一个协助槟城人应对经济危机,以及解决被裁员工生计问题的发展计划与政策。显然,势单力薄的槟城还是必须依靠联邦政府的支援,才能度过难关。在这一点上,林冠英在9月23日呼吁联邦政府认真看待槟城港口的困境,并要求财政部注资协助该港口脱困,显示以欧美市场为主的槟城港口,在紧要关头必须依赖联邦政府出手援助,就反映出了这个事实。

尽管全球经济开始出现复苏迹象,槟城的制造业又开始聘请员工,有望协助民联政府安然度过这个难关。不过,林冠英(左图)不应该过于高兴,反而应该从这一次的危机中吸取教训,维持良好的财政纪律,而不是毫无节制地,甚至豪迈地到处大派金钱。如果槟城州政府仍然如以往般扮阔气,州政府的财务状况只会更恶化,不仅无助于槟城的长期发展,最后槟城子民可能还必须为此付出代价。

当然,为槟城弱势群体提供社会保护网绝对重要。但是,长期而言,即使槟城州政府有钱,可以继续随性拨款“减轻人民负担”,但是只会养成一种补贴人民的恶习,与国阵政府长期以来采用的津贴制度,并没有分别。更何况槟城州政府目前并没有这个本钱。更重要的是,当州政府最终因财政压力无法负荷,而必须缩减或取消这些惠民政策时,必定将面对人民的极力反抗,这反而是引火自焚。

与其如此,槟城州政府不如把眼光放得更远一些,把这些钱用在提升槟城的人力资本和教育水平上,并专注于改革槟城经济的结构问题。长期发展来看,当槟城经济能够图突破目前的结构僵化问题,迈向更高层次的附加价值经济链,加上人力资源的提升,槟城人的收入和生活水平自然能够获得改善。届时,州政府将拥有更充裕的本钱,来为弱势群体提供更完善的社会保护网。

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

30年来过度依赖制造业 槟城在经济危机中脆弱

东方之珠的没落?(上)

【本刊梁志华撰述】槟城坐落在马来亚半岛西北沿海地带,濒临马六甲海峡。槟城的大都市区(metropolitan area)除了涵盖槟岛(Penang Island)与北海(Seberang Prai),甚至延伸至双溪大年的居林(Kulim)以及周遭邻近地区。

从人口来看,这个大都市区排名仅次于巴生谷流域。根据2000年的国家人口调查报告显示,槟城大都市区的人口总数为160万人,比较巴生谷流域的490万人和新山的150万人。目前,这个大都市区的人口已经增至近200万人。根据第九马来西亚计划(9th Malaysia Plan),槟城本身在2005年的人口就达到150万人,估计2010年可达到160万人。

虽然土地面积上,她是马来西亚第二小的州属,不过在经济发展上,却是继巴生谷流域后的第二级城市地区,无论是经济成长或人均收入,皆属于发达州属(developed state)档次,是北马地区的经贸重镇。

第九马来西亚计划的数据显示,槟城在2005年的综合发展指数(Development Composite Index)上取得105.7点,在社会经济发展方面名列全国第二,是继吉隆坡后的第二发达州属。个别指数方面,槟城在经济指数与社会指数分别取得109.0点和102.4点,全国排名第二与第四。

在经济成长方面,槟城在第八马来西亚计划(8th Malaysia Plan)期间,也就是2001至2005年,取得平均每年5%的经济成长表现,排名仅次于雪州(5.2%)与柔佛州(5.1%),而且这个成长率比马来西亚在同一时候,平均每年4.5%的成长率还来得高。

在第九马来西亚计划下(2006年至2010年),槟城预计将取得平均每年6.1%的经济成长,与雪州的6.4%、柔佛州的6.2%以及吉隆坡的6.1%,纳入同一个发达州属的等级。此外,槟城的人均收入在2004年为马币3531元,高于马币3249元的全国人均收入,在国内排名第三高,仅次于雪州(马币5175元)与吉隆坡(马币5011元)。

槟城人生活水平走下坡

尽管这些经济数据如此华丽,但是,这并无法掩盖这些经济数据背后的真相——槟城的经济实力,以及槟城人的生活水平,在这些年来逐渐走下坡的事实。

以最能反映出槟城人生活水准的人均收入来看,槟城人的人均收入从1999年的马币3128元上升至2004年的马币3531元,这相等于2000年至2004年之间,人均收入平均每年只增长了2.5%,增幅在全国14个州属内垫尾。

槟城这样的人均收入增幅,不仅远远低于全国平均每年5.6%的人均收入成长,甚至比那些被列为较落后州属,如登嘉楼(平均每年增长4.4%)、沙巴(平均每年增长5.5%)、砂拉越(平均每年增长3.7%)等的人均收入增长还来得差劲。

槟城人均收入增长缓慢,在某些程度上与槟城的经济结构摆脱不了关系。传统上,一个地区的天然资源,决定了该地区的经济生产活动。虽然没有天然资源,但是,槟城所处的地理优势,使得这个州属成了工业发展、港务业以及金融服务业发展的策略地点。

其中,以制造业的地位最重要,为槟城经济作出近45%的贡献。也正因为槟城的经济结构与就业市场,在很大程度上依赖制造业(尤其是电子业),这导致槟城经济对全球化转变与外围突发因素(External Shocks)显得非常敏感。

三十多年前,槟城最引以为傲的,是成为全球最大的电脑晶片供应地之一。当时被尊称为东方矽谷的槟城,吸引了许多国际著名的电子公司前来槟城设厂。大批大批印上“马来西亚制造”(Made in Malaysia)的电脑晶片,就是从槟城出口到世界各地。

未把握好全球化时机

然而,这三十年来,尤其是在进入90年代之后,全球化进程以让人始料不及的速度,迅速在全球扩张;互联网的出现,以及后来的普及化,更颠覆了传统的国际贸易与经济模式。

互联网令资讯传递与通讯网络变得非常简易快捷,而且成本也大幅度下滑;交通运输工具的发达,克服了南北半球之间运输的时间障碍,并让成本大幅降低;全球化让资本和人力资源能更自由地移动(尽管人力资源还是面对一些国与国之间的障碍)。在这个全球化的时代,跨国企业可以通过科技通讯技术的发达,坐在美国的办公室内,遥控与协调世界各地的生产,采购,递送等活动。

此外,自中国加入世界贸易组织,以及其他如印度、越南,柬埔寨等这些兼备廉价劳工和资源市场,以及庞大生产容积与资源的第三世界新兴经济体的崛起,成为全球新一代的世界工厂基地。更重要的是,以中国与印度为首的这些新兴市场,拥有庞大的人口,为跨国企业提供了一个天然的国内消费市场,促使跨国企业纷纷把厂房转移到这些国家。这些因素已导致槟城丧失其在制造业上的竞争优势,外资直接投资(FDI)在近年来呈不断下滑的趋势。

可惜的是,槟城在这轮全球化趋势中,并没有把握好时机,积极为日益式微的制造业模式转型。长久以来,槟城的工业制造模式一直维持着亚洲传统的生产模式——一个以美国作为核心出口市场的制造业。这类制造业模式,大多时候只是依照跨国企业的科技,进行生产与组装,然后再出口(或直接出口到美国,或出口到中国,进行加工后,转手出口到美国),甚少涉及创新与研发活动。

这意味着,槟城的制造业活动对创造新产品,业务或者市场方面,并没有任何的贡献。这也导致槟城的制造业很大程度上必须仰赖美国的需求,而无法开创本身的需求市场。正因为这样的工业结构,使得槟城对外围需求的变化特别敏感和脆弱。

这一次全球经济危机,导致美国陷入衰退,槟城就首当其冲面对严重冲击,不仅工厂订单锐减50%,1万5000名员工还面对可能被裁员的威胁。根据《星报》(The Star)在今年4月4日引述投资槟城执行委员会主席李家全的报道指出,2008年槟城有3251人被裁,其中1766人来自北海的58家公司,而1485人则来自槟岛的71家公司。此外,在2009年1月,有791名槟城人和522名外国人在槟城被裁退。

结业市场与制造业关系密切

这场经济危机也突引发出另一个问题,那就是槟城的就业市场结构依然与制造业关系密切。根据槟城州政府智囊——社会经济与环境研究院(SERI),在09年6月份发表的一份月度报告——《槟城:从过去走向未来》(Penang: Transiting From The Past And Into The Future)中的资料显示,虽然槟城就业人口的教育水平,从马来西亚独立前至今,出现显著的改变。比方说,小学教育程度的劳工,从1921年占槟城劳工市场总数的46%比重,降至1980年代的14%,反观中学教育程度的劳工比例;则在同一时期,从占槟城总就业人口的11%,大幅增至1980年的34%。

不过,翻看槟城从1990年至2008年之间的各领域就业人口分布资料中,可以发现制造业的就业人口在1990年占就业市场的34%,到了2008年依然保持在33%的比例。这意味着,槟城的就业结构在这近30年来,并没有显著的改变。换句话说,槟城至今仍高度依赖制造业,尤其是电子业,来支撑该州经济和就业市场。这也说明了为何槟城在此次经济危机中相当脆弱的原因。

社会经济与环境研究院在报告中指出,需求下滑导致制造业产出放缓和生产力下滑,促使制造业无法维持全面就业,并引发无效率的资源使用。实际上,在马来西亚人口以每年2%至3%的速度成长之际,国家的劳工生产力只是与人口成长率持平,反映出在其他因素不变下,劳工收入只刚好足够抵消通货膨胀率,导致劳工福利水平依然保持在1980年代的水平。这意味着实质收入其实处于停滞状态。

这种状况恰恰反映在槟城身上。槟城的人均收入,在2000年至2004年之间,平均每年只增长了2.5%,大致上与通货膨胀水平持平,凸显出槟城人的实质收入没有改善的状况。

28 Oct DUN Perak

Another fight in Perak Dun? Maybe PR Perak should spend more time to serve the people, show to them PR can make a change in Perak. What i afraid is people might get piss off with the never-ending power struggle in Perak, when we all know that all agencies are helping BN to toppled the PR government. I guess by this way, they can at least gain the trust from the people and win back the state in the next election with more seats.

But i do agree to always maintain the "temperature", to a point at least the people still angry with the power grabing by BN. But not until the DUN meeting not able to proceed as people will see it as disrupting the development of the state economy. People still think that feeding the family (short term) is more important than the 2 groups of politicians fighting (long term) here and there.

Mean while can this
Ganesan shut his mouth up!!!!

屋业发展忽略自然界定律 峇都丁宜或地陷

When the proposed housing area was started back in 1990-93 (some time this year), one of the block we all knew is situated on the reclaim river (Sungai Mas). Therefore, locals were always worried that the water will still find its way to "utilize" the "old" river instead of the new man made by-pass river. It seems that the worries we have during that is true!!! And luckily due to that worry, my parent bought the other block solely built on the solid ground.



(槟城13日讯)过去20年的发展标忽略自然界定律,造成都丁宜一个改变河道进行的屋业发展,衍生出各种民生问题及地陷危机。

丹绒武雅区州议员郑雨周今日四度巡视有关地区,随行者包括水利灌溉局官员、工程师及发展商的代表,来寻求对策。他指出,有关屋业计划是在黄金河其中一条支流填土,然后在原有河床的中上流部分兴建房屋,惟下流仍有水流出,令人怀疑水源是否来自原有的支流。

“若是项推论属实,将对兴建在上面的房屋构成威胁,而下流的流水缓慢亦造成蚊虫滋生,当地居民担心会引发蚊症。”他说,过去多次与水利灌溉局及市政局进行会议时提出上述问题,对方也坦承疏忽,并表示目前已不再批准类似的发展计划。

“该屋业计划于90年代初开始兴建,历经近20年已由不同的发展商接手,加上整个盖括逾2000个房屋单位的发展计划都有不同的地主,使我们在解决问题上面对一定阻力。”

不排除地下水造成

针对郑雨周提出的问题,水利灌溉局工程师莫哈末哈斯鲁希山不排除地下水造成地陷的可能性,但他认为在未确定水的源头之前,尚不能下定论。

他说,该局过去并未接获居民投诉,所以没进行调查工作。今日巡视后,他认为发展商有履行承诺,并没破坏黄金河的主干河流。而且也承诺出钱美化黄金河的主干河流。

被询及当局承认之前批准该发展计划时有失策之嫌,他坦承过去的批准政策与现时不一样,该局目前非常重视自然界定律。他说,在此基础上,可诠释过去有所疏忽,但不全然是失误。

至于询及如何解决此问题时,他则表示须由州政府与发展商交涉,因管辖范围内,目前并未发现有违规的事,除非房屋出现裂痕,那他们就会马上介入。不过,郑雨周并不认同莫哈末哈斯鲁希山的答复,并表示将要求当局处理,毕竟现有的发展商是后来才接手,并没有意识到有关的房屋是建在河床上。

他无法苟同当局以新发展商的图测作为标准,因支流问题同样重要,不能说主干末遭受破坏就可不处理。无论如何,他庆幸发展商的代表答应在其范围内,另挖一条河道,确保原有支流的源头水源,可流回主干而不会成为地下水。

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Isa is "Good Guilt"

According to Hisham, Isa is good guilt. Meaning guilty in a good way - which is vote buying, involved money, or in our laymen term - Money Politic.

At the same time, UMNO and BN is comparing Tan Sri Isa's guilty with other PR leader's guilty such as Penang CM Lim Guan Eng. They claimed CM Lim was guilty as well, but people still support him, then why not this time Tan Sri Isa also. To make it clear and maybe they are forgetful, that LGE was guilty of defending the malay girl, he was guilty because he fighted for justice and not money politic.

That is the different!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Anti ISA

Both ISA and Isa.

At the same time, hope this PAS candidate can level the number of votes. To win, almost imposible. Of course we always look for an upset.

Nightmare just begun for Petronas

If a person that can't even feel ashame by not paying his loan they obtained from Petronas even though it is thier responsibility to do so (though he may pay up by now after all Malaysian knew that he is loan defaulter) and he is being appointed as Director in Petronas now, what else the worst things you can think of for Petronas?

If a commercially run big corporation,
top 500 in the world, has someone from political background just because he is linked to no. 1 man in Malaysia, has joined the board of director, what is the disaster to this Malaysian own Petronas?

Is his appointment as director is so coincidently link to the
sponsorship of 1Malaysia F1 Team when the team is actively loooking for financial support?

Or Najib's administration is so deperately needs money to fund his financial stimulus package as well as his RM1b/mth spending budget?

New Spec with Transitions lens

Obtained my new spec with Essilor Transitions lens. Just lens itself cost me RM430.00. Nice spec but price not nice.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Not above Politics?

I thought Sultan or Agong should above politics? This is what i read before. Hmmm.....this is BolehLand!!

TEMERLOH: Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah has called on the people to continue supporting the Barisan Nasional Government to ensure the long- and short-term development agendas will continue to benefit them.

The construction of the RM64mil Kuala Krau bridge across the Pahang river, for example, was one of the sustainable developments that would benefit the people living along the river banks, he said.


I thought all those development is the duty of the rulling governmnet and not we Rakyat has to beg for it!!!

Loan defaulters

Problem with the loan collection especially the famous PTPTN?

Learn from Kuok Foundation Bhd lah, asking them with humble how they do it with almost 99% collection rate!!!

anyway, shame on them who choose not tp pay back, this is in fact their resposibility to pay back the loan that you were used to complete your study!

飲水思源

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Problematic Hassan Ali

This PAS exco is the problem guy in Selangor PR. I think he is still dreaming of becoming MB of Selangor. Maybe he should go back to Kelantan and try to eye that post should one day Nik Aziz step down. Hopeless pro-UMNO PAS exco. No room for this type of politician in PR.

The latest attack on PR Selangor was on SELCAT. Before that on banning of bir selling. He should spend more time of raising the standard of living in Selangor instead of shooting his own team mates.

5 years and still counting ....

It was more than 5 tears ago we decided to
on 18 Feb 2004. We planned our
then and fixed on 23rd Sept 2004 to have the dinner in KL with more than 3 tables of B2K, seniors and OX.

We have our 1st
on 31 Jan 2006, 3rd day of chinese new year month, when i was still in Penang while PL in KL. Then we have our 2nd on 09 July 2009 this year.

Today is our 5th anniversary of marriage. I have to thanks my PL for her sacrify.....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Renault F1 team banned

Renault has been banned for race fixing in last year Singapore night race for 2 years. The team admitted that the team had conspired with its Nelson Piquet Jr. to cause a deliberate crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

So, 9 teams left for this year......

Saturday, September 19, 2009

20 09 2009

Tomorrow we will have this number appear in the calender: 20 09 2009. Besides the super favourite number 09 09 09 which fall in 7th lunar hungry ghost month, i think 20 09 2009 is a better choice, fall in 8th lunar month, moon cake festival month.

Next October we also will have a important event of 10 10 10. EGM of MCA to settle the fight between No. 1 and No. 2 man in MCA.

Numbers, they are lucky numbers for certain people. Hhmm, I like number!!!!

30624700
30624770
534262
13942
43140624

Najib hails Utusan Malaysia

Welcome to 1Malaysia ..... A papers that stirred the racial tension is good in the eyes of PM.

I am speechless, Happy Malaysia Day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1Malaysia F1 Team

It is good to have that dream and go for it. But spending 200-300 mil USD per year for development and not yet includes salaries, others that might come to more than 300mil USD per year, can Malaysia bear for it?

Remember Minardi? Our Alex normally ended with last group of finisher. I remember my housemate called it: sweeping the stones in order to clear the track for other big cars. As last time, during the Qualifying day, the slower cars normally come out 1st for time qualifying as during that time, 4 time qualifying round is allowed.

We do not want Malaysia to end the season with last group finisher. Unless they can find a good combination of drivers and car (not only engine).

Anyway, it always to have own Malaysia Team like India, etc.

Cheers.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

09.09.09

Today is 09.09.09 where hundred of couples rush to get register, though it falls on lunar calender's Hungry Ghost Month. Who is care now in the modern day.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Dialogue Section 23 - KECOH

One word, uncivilized!

Words such as "Khalid babi", "MB bodoh" were used by the angry "residents".

Mean while, the relocation of temple is put on hold, searching for a better area to relocate, maybe a place where the Malays, Chinese, Indian and others can tolerate much better than residents of Section 23?

At the same time, 16 person mainly from Hindraf were detained by police for candlelight vigil at KL tonight.

When can Malaysians grow up and live in harmony? Is the Pendidikan Moral that we used to learn in school fail to teach Malaysians to behave morally? Maybe the policy that UMNO always fight for, especially after GE12 308, has been effectively stirred the emotion of the Malaysian, not only Malay but also other races, to fight for their own rights. And that is what has been happened to Cow Head demo.

Friday, September 04, 2009

9th by-election: Bagan Pinang

by-election again, this time at Negeri Sembilan's Bagan Pinang reps from UMNO. In the 2008 general election , Azman defeated PAS’ Ramli Ismail with a majority of 2,333 votes. He polled 6,430 votes against Ramli’s 4,097.

Will PR continue their unbreakable results so far in Peninsular Malaysia by winning this seat as well. Currently, BN has 21 aganst PR 15. If PR able to win this seast, then it will become 20 Vs 16. BN lead government will be in trouble then.

Anyway, may the UMNO reps R.I.P.

Monday, August 31, 2009

52th Merdeka Day

Still not too late to say it loud yet. HAPPY MERDEKA DAY!!!

No more "COW TOW" (cow head)
No more Racists
No more NEP

and finally

No more BN

RON95 not RM1.75 starts 1st Sept 09

政府今日宣布,明日起RON95汽油取代RON92,其零售价为每公升1令吉80仙;RON97零售价则调涨至每公升2令吉5仙。国内贸易及消费人事务部长依斯迈沙比利是在今日宣布,政府是根据国际汽油价格,做出这项调整。RON95汽油目前的零售价每公升1令吉70仙,明日将涨10仙至1令吉80仙;而RON97汽油则从1令吉80仙调涨25仙。这两种汽油的零售价,都比政府今年早前所宣布的价格,高出5仙。不过,柴油价格目前没有变动。

The price of RON95 as announced in May 2009 was RM1.75 and to be sold in all station start from 1st Sept 2009. While the currently most use RON97 will increase from RM1.80 to RM2.00.

But not even it started to sell in all petrol station, the price will be increased to same old RON97 price, RM1.80. LPPL we called it. The reason given is the same: World oil price increased!!!

So, when we called it LPPL, it means no extra saving for us. I pumped full tank today at RM55 for RON95 compared to RM63 for RON97, saving of around RM8/full tank. And am i considere to be lucky, at least got it pumped at RM1.75 for once.

What a PERFECT Merdeka Gift. Kekekeke.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Soi Lek was sacked!

Will this prompted the birth of Rebellion MCA portion or the previously history cracked team called TEAM A & B? Time will tell. But one thing that definitely will happen is the big protest from the Soi Lek supporters across the nation. This is not a good timing for the struggling MCA to gain more support from the Chinese especially after their huge humiliation during the 308 GE last year.

Even ex-miniter Chan also voiced out his concern to the MCA president that MCA not even has the capability to crack at this moment when most Chinese discard MCA.

Now for sure, the Rebellion is fighting back with the campaign to remove the president of MCA through EGM. And for sure, MCA is cracking due to the acts of Tee Kiat.

So, in fact, Tee Kiat is fighting internally and externally. Not a good way to deal this situation huh?

GOD BLESS MCA lah.....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Victory for PAS / PR!!!!

PAS won 9618 votes vs BN 5067 votes, majority 4551 votes!!! Bravo PAS!!!

回教党成功守土,多数票4551张, 沙烈曼9618票,罗海扎5067票

Shut up DPM, Lord Sidious and the apperentice..... Time to eat your word!

Monday, August 24, 2009

SKH jr - Fire Station & High 5 factory








It has been long time that i never update about my SKH jr, neglected him due to work and political issues that happens in Malayisa.

He went to visit the Fire Station at Seri Kembangan and High 5 factory at Shah Alam. His first melawat sambil belajar event for him.

Dark Force In the North

Lord Sidious's dark force is now entering Kedah and purposely announced it during the by-election pf Permatang Pasir at Penang. The logic is simple, to make those PR controlled state look like as corrupted as BN-rulled the states before.

This EXCO of Kedah, Lunas assemblyman Mohd Radzhi Salleh, just quited his PKR party and still hope to keep his EXCO? Maybe by this way he can have more allowances from the positions he is holding...... Any logic of independence candidate yet part of the desicion making body in the state?

Anwar just told the press that this guy was probed by MACC months ago and having financial problem. It seems like the strategy BN used in Perak power grab!!! Is Najib so eager to grab the power and can't wait for another 2-3 years? Should he spend more time on economic and A(H1N1) problem rather than want to grab back the power from all the PR-controlled states? He may win this time, but he maybe the last UMNO PM as well after 2-3 years from now!!!!

After Najib, now the second most hated man in DPM...... such a racist can be a DPM?

Friday, August 21, 2009

New house in Bt Ferringhi





Never reliase that it is so peaceful in the early morning at Batu Ferringhi. Never felt it when i stayed here in my 1st 21 years. Maybe this is the feeling for a Penangite who come back to Penang especially Batu Ferringhi, my kampung, for certain event that i needed to come back.

Sunrise from behind the hills and the cloud (or mist) then disappeared, no sound of cars or bikes, only sound of birds and chickens from the nearby kampung. Yes, this is the new house bought by my parent and eventually the old ah kong house will be in history, soon or later, this 1-2 years. I went back to old house, i need to get closer to the plants, soils, flowers, birds, dogs and even old rooms of mine, to feel it. So pityful to see it "abondon" now. Feel so sorry as well only coming back to Penang (Bt Ferrnghi) for 2nd time in 2009. This time around, i don;t even have time to go to the stall outside and have a walk. Everything was so rush!

I need to back to Batu Ferringhi again this year, hope so. Problem is my daughter still young and the fear of AH1N1...... My grandma still prefer to stay in old ah kong house. She will only move to my parent new house after the old house gone in history. I can guess her feeling..... she stay there for decades, that house age about 100 years old since my great grandparent stayed there. All her memories are coming from that house......

Life i guess is like this and will end somehow like this, you watch your kids grow up and soon you will missing them one day, cause they are forming thier family....... Provided husband and wife stay together till old, if not, the one who "go" later gonna be lonely...... and i shall let my wife "go" 1st as i guess she can't live alone without me. But that shall happens after we were 90 years old, hope so lah.

Full Moon Celebration for SKQ

foods for praying

Pray to ancestor

Pray to Tni Kong

After hair cut & bath

Hair cut ceremony