Another “CRAB” from Consumer Affairs Minister??

8 09 2008

After reading the news from star online, why sud it be stop……. Tis is crab men!!!!!!

Sunday September 7, 2008 MYT 8:20:15 PM

Shahrir: Don’t give petrol as a prize

By MEERA VIJAYAN

JOHOR BARU: Private companies have been requested to stop giving out petrol as a contest prize as it was subsidised by the Government.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said although he understood the rationale behind the prize, petrol was not a suitable gift when companies were trying to promote their products.

“I hope that the oil and car companies will stop giving out free petrol as each litre of petrol is subsidised with money from taxpayers,” he told reporters after handing out bubur lambuk at Masjid Jamek in Bandar Baru Uda on Sunday.

Shahrir said he had already informed his officers to pass the message to the relevant companies and that a “reasonable” deadline would be given.

“Those that have already announced their contests can finish them or they may be sued for misrepresentation, but must desist after that.

“Other companies should also not attempt to offer such prizes in future,” he said.

Shahrir pointed out that action could also be taken against the companies as petrol was under the list of controlled goods.

“We probably won’t take immediate action, as these companies probably were not doing it intentionally,” he said.

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Two Penan girls who share a common dream

28 03 2008

Yulanda (left) scored 2As, 2Bs and 1C in her UPSR examination while Masliza scored an enviable 7As in her PMR examination.

28 March, 2008





Will Raja Petra be RM2 million poorer?

26 03 2008

Raja Petra ordered to pay RM2 million libel damages to UUM VC


26 March, 2008

The High Court here has ordered Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin to pay RM2 million to Universiti Utara Malaysia vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Nordin Kardi in general damages over a libellous article he posted on his website ‘Malaysia Today’ two years ago. In the landmark case against a blogger, Deputy High Court Registrar Priscilla Gengadaran also ordered Raja Petra to pay RM2 million, also in general damages, to the university over the article which appeared in his website on Dec 16, 2006. Nordin, the first plaintiff and UUM, the second plaintiff, filed the suit against Raja Petra, the first defendant and three others – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (second defendant), chief editor of the opposition party’s organ, Suara Keadilan (third defendant) and editor of the bulletin (fourth defendant) – on Feb 25 last year.

In his statement of claim against the four, Nordin and UUM had claimed that Raja Petra and the three defendants had published the libellous article against him and the university with the intention to tarnish his and UUM’s good name and integrity.

The article, ‘Dato’ Dr Nordin Kardi Ciplak Karya Saya? Mohon Penjelasan…(Dato’ Dr Nordin Kardi plagiarises my works? Please Explain..) was first published in Raja Petra’s website, ‘Malaysia Today’, on Dec 16, 2006.

The article, authored by one Muhtar Suhaili, had claimed his works, ‘Mahasiswa dan Tanggujawab Menguruskan Kejayaan (Graduands and the Responsibility in Managing Success) was plagiarised by a person which had used the name Dato’ Nordin Kardi.

As it turned out, Raja Petra had picked up the article which was posted on a website, http://muhtarsuhaili.tripod.com The article was subsequently published in ‘Suara Keadilan’ on Dec 27, 2006.

In her judgement, Priscilla also ordered the Raja Petra to pay RM2 million to UUM. She also ordered the chief editor and editor of ‘Suara Keadilan’, to each pay Nordin RM1 million for publishing the article. She also ordered the third and fourth defendants to each pay UUM RM500,000 over the article.

Priscilla issued her judgment after Raja Petra, the third and fourth defendants did not defend themselves and had also failed to appoint counsel over the defamation suit. Nordin and UUM were represented by Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz.

Priscilla, however, has yet to fix a trial date for PKR, which was represented by R. Sivarasa.

Meanwhile, Nordin described the judgment as a landmark decision against cyber misconduct. “I hope others who might have been defamed by cyber misconduct would consider legal action against the wrongdoers. I also hope the High court decision would serve as a deterent against any attempt to invade the integrity of an individual or an institution,” he said.


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Senarai calon BN Sarawak

21 02 2008


Senarai calon BN Sarawak

Parti Komponen BN Sarawak* PBB – Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu

* SUPP – Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak

* PRS – Parti Rakyat Sarawak

* SPDP – Parti Demokratik Progresif Sarawak

Jumlah Kerusi – 31

PBB – 14

SUPP – 7

PRS – 6

SPDP – 4

* Muka baru 9

* Muka lama – 22

Kawasan Nama Calon

N192 Mas Gading Datuk Tekhee@ Tiki Lafe (SPDP)

N193 Santubong Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB)

N194 Petra Jaya Fadillah Yusof (PBB)

N195 Bandar Kuching Sim Yaw Yen (SUPP – muka baru)

N196 Stampin Datuk Yong Khoon Seng (SUPP)

N197 Kota Samarahan Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib (PBB-muka baru)

P198 Mambong Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit (PBB)

P199 Serian Datuk Richard Riot anak Jaem (SUPP)

P200 Batang Sadong Nancy Shukri (PBB-muka baru)

P201 Batang Lupar Datuk Rohani Karim (PBB)

P202 Sri Aman Masir anak Kujat (PRS-muka baru)

P203 Lubok Antu William Nyalau anak Badak (PRS-muka baru)

P204 Betong Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB)

P205 Saratok Jelaing anak Mersat (SPDP)

P206 Tanjung Manis Norah Tun Abdul Rahman (PBB-muka baru)

P207 Igan Datuk Abdul Wahab Dollah (PBB)

P208 Sarikei Ding Kuong Hiing (SUPP-muka baru)

P209 Julau Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum (PRS)

P210 Kanowit Ago anak Dagang (PRS)

P211 Lanang Datuk Tiong Thai King (SUPP)

P212 Sibu Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew (SUPP)

P213 Mukah Datuk Seri Mohd Leo Michael Toyad (PBB)

P214 Selangau Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun (PRS)

P215 Kapit Alexander Nanti Linggi (PBB)

P216 Hulu Rajang Abit Joo @ Billy Abit Joo (PRS)

P217 Bintulu Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (SPDP)

P218 Sibuti Ahmad Lai Bujang (PBB-muka baru)

P219 Miri Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui (SUPP)

P220 Baram Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan (SPDP)

P221 Limbang Henry Sum Agong (PBB)

P222 Lawas Hasbi Habibullah (PBB-muka baru)

(untuk P221 dan P222 salah kot!!!!!!! It should be the other way round)


Hak Cipta Terpelihara 2007 – Berita Harian Sdn. Bhd. Emel kami sebarang maklum balas.  





Will the Demo disease stop?????

29 11 2007

I’m on the move again. Now I’m in Kuching. It’s raining ever since arrived here. I was reading the Eastern Times paper ‘cos tat’s the only paper provided by the hotel. Came across an article by Dato’ Peter Minos tat I like to share clemfour visitors.

For those interested to read, here the piece of writing……

Demonstrations and riots solve nothing

insight.jpgThe demonstration disease must be immediately stopped and, if it is not, it will surely pull Malaysia down. Something must be done to control the leaders and organisers of the public demonstrations because they cannot bring shame and possible troubles to an otherwise peaceful and stable Malaysia. At stake here are the reputation and honour of Malaysia.
Yes, all of us have some grievances. Every group or race has its own grouses and complaints. Whether a group is big or small in Malaysia, each has its own worries and concerns. Each has its wants and desires and each seeks progress and advancement.
As a member of a minority group in the country, I , too, have a lot of things to say out. But why must we go for street rioting and demonstrations to air our feelings? Why pull down our own country in order to solve our individual group’s problems?
We have our representatives in the State Assemblies and in Parliament. Why not make full use of them to bring up our problems and concerns to the government? We have political parties, as well as community associations. All these can help to bring up our grouses and worries to the authorities.
It is really sad and bad to see one community going to the streets in Kuala Lumpur to do some petitioning. This is an anti-Malaysian way. It is against our methods of airing our views. It cannot and must not be supported.
When a street demonstration is allowed to take place, the disease is contagious and will spread. It will give ideas to the other communities and that ideas are highly dangerous and detrimental to our Malaysian way of life.
Anti Malaysian forces or elements are like hungry vultures. When they see big public demonstrations, they make mountains out of mole-hills. Small things become big and bad in the media.
What would happen if the anti-Malaysian forces plant bombs and get people and the demonstrators killed and harmed? The whole world would condemn Malaysia as being bad and cruel. Sooner or later, some dangerous people will take advantage of the demonstrations and will put Malaysia down.
The Government must send a clear message – that public riotings and demonstrations cannot be allowed or tolerated for any reason or excuse. We will fully support the Government if the Government takes any action against the demonstrations’ organizers and leaders.
Over 90 percent ordinary Malaysians detest and abhor public demonstrations. Over 90 percent do not want these demonstrations to take place. So over 90 percent of Malaysians are with the government if it takes actions, whatever they are and what ever it takes.
I am not being pessimistic but it is feared that if the disease of demonstrations and riotings is not stopped now, it will surely spread and, once it becomes part of the Malaysian’s culture, it will definitely bring political instability. It will threaten national peace and even national security. The end-effects on the economy and the people can only be bad and adverse.
In our life-time, we have seen governments toppled by public demonstrations. It happened in Thailand, in the Philippines and in Indonesia. We do no want this sort of things, even if it is called “People Power” or whatever.
In a democracy, the Government is elected freely by the people through their sacred weapon – their votes. Thus government can only and must only be driven out, if necessary, by the people through their votes. It must not be by public riotings or demonstrations.
The other thing in Malaysia is that there are many races, big and small. What if one race is allowed to air its grievances through public demonstrations? If that demonstration brings success, the other races, will follow suit. This will be very, very bad to Malaysia. That is why a race-based or even issue-based public demonstration must not be allowed to take place.
This is the second time I have commented on this issue of late but I feel I have to air my view because, as a Malaysian I cannot stand and tolerate the demonstration disease. It makes our feeling bad.

Howard out
As predicted, the Australians had spoken. John Howard, the Prime Minister, lost his seat in Sydney and his Party, the Liberals, was ousted.
Howards’ collapse was not a big surprise. It was predicted way in advance, months ago.
Howard was a typical leader who loved to go against public opinion. For a few rounds he could do it but, when repeatedly done, the majority got too fed-up and they ganged up and showed him the door.
Firstly,  Howard used to bash the Asians, both openly and subtlely. The Asians in Australia politely complained but Howard and his Liberal Government took the matter lightly. Now, all Asian voters in Australia went against him and his party in full force. It is almost a tit for tat.
Secondly, Howard went heavily in support of Bush’s Iraq War, much against the wishes and protests of the ordinary Australian. Howard like Tony Blair, ignored the people and put Bush’s interest above that of the people. Now it is the people’s turn to kick him and his Party out.
What happened to Howard, Blair and the few leaders who supported Bush should be lesson enough. That leaders cannot ignore the feelings of the people. That, if they do, they do so at their own political perils.
Even Bush himself is being abandoned by his own men at the White House. Bush’s former Press Secretary had, for example, spilled the beans by disclosing the past use of lies, propagandas, manipulations of information and betrayals, etc by Bush and his group. The embarrassment to Bush must be terrible.
What is more in a liberal and open democracy? Even in a communist system, the people can burst out and topple the Government. This happened to the leaders of former USSR and some Eastern European countries. Terror, suppression of facts and information, the Secret Police, spies and threats cannot stop the people from thinking and knowing the truth.
Now we are living in a world of IT and the computers, which have been said to have reduced the whole world into one “global village” where information and facts of most things are open and free. It is thus impossible to silence the people or treat them with false propagandas, untruths and lies. They will somehow know and react. That is what happened in Australia.

Commonwealth
By itself, the Commonwealth has nothing very big or powerful about it. It is just an association of the former people and nations once under the British Colonial Rule.
Unlike the UN, the Commonwealth Secretariat and body merely advise and do a bit here and here, mainly in educational and social matters. The Commonwealth does not have the big funds to help members out. It only tries to be helpful. That is all.
However, it is good and wise to be part of the Commonwealth if you are a former British Colony. It is a gentleman club of friends and associates.
But if your country is suspended or kicked out of the Commonwealth it is a terrible embarrassment. It is like being kicked out of a prestigious club.
Pakistan had been suspended of the Commonwealth because of what President Pervez Musharraf did – the dismissal of the Chief Justice, imposition of a Martial Law in the guise of an emergency, the arrests of opponents, critics, lawyers and those not with him and other things which looked blatantly bad and offensive to the Commonwealth.
Hopefully Musharraf got the message – that people are not pleased with what he did. And that displeasure must be translated in the form of some pains to him. His buddy, Bush, will not be able to rescue him now.

Respect the DUN
If some Ahli DUN think and believe that the DUN is a place to swear and shout at will and do things at their whims and fancies, they are very wrong.
The DUN is an august House. It is a house of respect and repute. No one, not even the Ahli DUN, can be disrespect to the DUN and turn it into a place of disrespect.
The DUN is a place where the Ahli DUN can and may talk, discuss, debate, argue and agree or even disagree on almost any issue, but in a respectable and proper way, with or without the DUN’s Standing Rules.
As far as I know, in the British Parliament in the past, if any MP showed disrespect to the Speaker or went against the Standing Rules, the Parliament guards could physically pull the offending MP out of the Chamber. Further defiance and disrespect could even see the MP in a lock-up.
People cannot turn the DUN or our Parliament into a fish-market where swear-words or vulgarities could be tolerated.
Take how we felt about those MPs in our Parliament who recently played around with such words as “bocor” and “tunnels”. They were offensive words and un-parliamentary and sexist. The MPs concerned were roundly condemned.
The people had elected the MPs and Ahli DUN with the hope that they can and do bring up State and National issues and even local or constituency issues – not behaving with rudeness and disrespect to the Speaker and the House.
Also the MPs and Ahli DUN must realise they are being addressed as “Yang Berhormat” (The Honorable). Thus, they must act, at all times, in or out of the House in the most Honorable way. They cannot bring dishonour to themselves or otherwise they will lose respect of the rakyat and be kicked out at the election.

NST findings
According to the New Straits Times (NST) survey, Malaysians are quite worried and concerned of three things, in that order of importance – namely, inflation, crime and corruption. The NST called its survey the Merdeka Counter Survey, as published in the NST of Sunday November 25, 2007.
The NST said that 20 percent Malaysians were unhappy with the price hike and rising cost of living, 14 percent against crimes and public safety and 12 percent against corruption.
What are our comments? What are we to say on the NST survey?
As far as we know, the increase in oil price and of goods and services are the most worrying things to the people, especially of course to the lower income groups.
The housewives are the ones who complain the most because their household budgets have been affected by the rising costs of food and drinks. The usual comment is “it is very tough life” or “the value of money has really gone down.”
Yes, we the consumers can feel it. I used to spend RM10 on petrol for two or three day’s. Now RM10 cannot even sustain a day’s driving around. Nowadays, to buy things with RM100 means little. It is as if everything has “doubled” in prices in the last few years. It is kind of tough indeed.
It is, of course,  tough on the government. If the price of oil keeps on rising in the global market, say, to US$100 per barrel, our pump-station price of oil will surely rise up. It will happen.
The Government cannot spend more and more on the oil subsidies, even though Malaysia is an oil-producing nation. The subsidies are a bit too heavy, “very heavy” said some. Regarding crimes and public safety, this is a big concern.
Many of us are affected by crimes. Some of us had our houses entered into and burgled, our things stolen, some of us lost motorcycles and vehicles, etc. Our ladies do not feel safe because of snatch-thieves.
News of murders, rape and abuses of women and children are almost daily news items. Yes, citizens feel not that safe anymore. This is the sentiment. The NST Survey is right in this respect.
There is a lot of thinking to be done and action to be taken to reduce the pains arising from rising cost of living and increased crimes in society. Everyone in the nation looks up to the government for the solutions and also for the help.
It is definitely tough on the ruling Government. There are some things that are beyond its control. Oil price is one.





Late as usual

13 11 2007

Well nothing new for our GoMen.

Yesterday after waiting for few hours the PM finally arrived in Miri airport. (So Malaysian Time still being observed).

Quite interesting to see that in Malaysia the same infrastructure being officiates more then one time. The first time was October 6. What a waste of public funds.

The cost of the project. Ha ha ha. Our MSM is playing with the figures.

 

 

From staronline

“The rakyat can see we have implemented many projects that had brought positive changes to society. One after another, we have fulfilled our promises to build more schools; roads, institutions of higher learning and allocate more funds for the states,” he told about 1,000 people when declaring open a RM107mil flyover project yesterday. 

 

From Berita Harian

“Jika ada duit kita belanja, buat apa simpan. Duit diperuntukkan untuk perbelanjaan bagi melaksanakan projek pembangunan untuk kebaikan rakyat dan negara,” katanya ketika merasmikan jejambat berharga RM45 juta di Bulatan Pujut di sini, petang semalam.

 

From Nstonline

“I am sure we can do it faster and with greater efficiency if there is a collective effort.” He was speaking at the opening of the RM450 million Pujut flyover, which was completed 11 months ahead of schedule by its contractor Global Upline Sdn Bhd.

The turnkey project was completed in just seven months

So which is which????

 





Hopefully no more Chipsmore

26 10 2007

Arrived safely in Miri. Yesterday sis Elviza alerted me about the new blog in the blogosphear. Welcome Kak Ton. More write up about this blog from the father of All-Blog and also here, one of my favorate Blog.

Will there be another Chpsmore saying “Now you see now you don’t” about the Textbooks. Hopefully it’s true like what reported in the star.

Nation

Free textbooks by year’s end

KUALA LUMPUR: Come the new school year, parents will not have to worry about buying textbooks for their children. 

All schools nationwide should receive full delivery of books under the Textbook Loan Scheme before the end of the year. 

An Education Ministry official said letters on delivery dates had already been sent out to all schools. 

“Urban schools will receive the books before the start of the school holidays (Nov 17) while rural schools will receive them before December,” the official said when contacted yesterday. 

It has been announced under the 2008 Budget that the scheme will be extended to all students, irrespective of family income and with no restrictions on the number of eligible children.

The scheme will benefit 5.7 million students compared with 4.5 million now.