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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Charge the ‘surau man’ with assault on a minor!!

Courtesy of Hartal MSM

So how did the police so quickly know to finger the culprits who splashed paint at a surau in Taman Pulai Impian?

Elementary my dear Watson.

Police apprehended them on the night of Aug 24 and the morning of Aug 25. But guess what? Malaysiakini reported that the 13-year-old sister of one of the teenagers had lodged a police report on Aug 24 itself.

Her report claimed that her brother and his friends were “provoked” before the incident. Read the rest of this entry »

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Finally, Mahathir concedes he screwed the merit system

MON, 06 SEP 2010 14:02

Sambu lingam, via e-mail

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad in a statement (FMT Sept 4, 2010) finally admitted that he and the Umno government intentionally discriminated against innocent non Bumiputra students by denying their educational rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

He said: “If we use the merit system , half of the university students (Bumiputeras) don’t qualify…” Read the rest of this entry »

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Who will fuel economic growth?

“It’s not just monetary,” says Ariff. “It goes beyond dollars and cents. [Emigration] is not confined to any particular group. It’s everyone; even Malay [Malaysians] are leaving.”

By Ding-Jo Ann, The Nut Graph

WITH the recent attack on churches, a Catholic school and a Sikh gurdwara, migration is likely to be on the minds of some Malaysians. Despite government assurances that “everything is under control”, diminishing respect for rights as demonstrated by the “Allah” issue has naturally caused consternation among educated Malaysians. Read the rest of this entry »

“If you know the power of giving , you would not let a meal pass without sharing it in some way…..”

The recent spate of emails deriding some of the older Singapore political leaders show that, like anywhere else in this world, people’s memories are short! What the ‘old guards’ have done for Singapore is nothing short of a miracle. The grand old man deserves our respect; the younger political leaders would do well to learn from him!

The writer is a nephew of Dr Mahathir (former prime minister of Malaysia).

 By Ahmad Mustapha

Singapore’s Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore’s founding father, has always been very direct in his comments. This was the man who outsmarted the communists in Singapore (with the innocent help of Malaya then and the willing help of the British) and who later outwitted the British and outpaced Malaysia in all spheres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Date: 2009/10/27

Lee Kuan Yew on marriage and his daughter, Dr Lee Wei Ling

After saying that one-third of men and women in Singapore were single “and quite comfortable with their lives”, the Minister Mentor said: “My daughter is one of them. What can I do?”

Then in an unusually emotional mood, Lee told the young audience: “When she was in her early 30s, I told her, never mind all this.”My wife and I used to tell her, what you want is a “Mrs” (to her name). She didn’t think it was funny. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Din Merican–November 17, 2009

Malaysia: The Feud

How Mahathir and Anwar became embroiled in a clash that threatens to send Malaysia into upheaval

by Sheri Prasso and Mark Clifford in Kuala Lumpur, with Joyce Barnathan in Hong Kong.

To Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has a passion for flying and sailing, Malaysia’s annual air and boat show on the island of Langkawi was an event he hated to miss–even as his nation stumbled through an economic crisis. So Mahathir decided to hold the December 3, 1997, meeting of the Malaysian Cabinet on the island, instead of in the capital of Kuala Lumpur. Read the rest of this entry »

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This article is too important not to be read by more people. It is written by Koon Yew Yin. Who???

Well, if you like Mudajaya, IJM or Gamuda, Mr. Koon was one of the founders for all three companies.

We certainly do not need more contractors – we must ensure that our resources are put into creating value to industry and economy, not creating layers after layers of profits being hived off.

The article was taken from Center For Policy Initiatives:

Article by Mr. Koon can be linked to: Click here

 Note on the Author

I am a 76-year-old chartered civil engineer and one of the founders of the three larger construction companies listed in Bursa Malaysia. These are Gamuda Bhd, Mudajaya Group Bhd, and IJM Corporation Bhd.

I was a member of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia for three terms. I was also on the Sirim Board responsible in writing the Malaysian standard specifications for cement and concrete. In addition, I was the Secretary General of Master Builders Association, Malaysia for nine years.

These days, I am completely retired. My intention in writing this article is honourable. Many people may not like reading what I have written and the truth may be difficult to accept. Nevertheless, this is my considered analysis for the benefit of my country, the Bumiputera contractors and the construction industry.

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Written by Koon Yew Yin

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

It is an indictment of our system that IJM is able to compete internationally for contracts but yet is required to work as a sub-contractor to Bumiputera companies on the North-South Highway in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »


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