Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Jul 23, 08 5:54pm
Malaysia's annual inflation rate jumped to a 26-year high of 7.7 percent in June due to a substantial rise in fuel prices, according to official data released today.
Nor Mohamed Yakcop, second finance minister, had already said that a 41-percent hike in subsidised fuel prices last month was set to boost inflation in June and July.
The figure came as something of a surprise as economists had predicted June inflation of 6.6 percent.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Carol and I visited his son’s wake and I was very affected from the news. His son was a young man who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. I really did not know what to say to him other that offering our condolences to him and his family.
Life has somewhat changed. My working location has evolved a lot. I am surprised that since I started my new position, it has been a non-stop situation for me. I am truly enjoying this. Anyway, stay in touch.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
On page 10 of the Star, guess what..we see this article. Aiyo...apa ni..here the incumbent government arrests a defacto leader who presumbly loves to sodomize men....and yet on one hand, we have a minister who wants to provide welfare aid to gays...hmmmmmmm...what is this country becoming to?
My contention - stick to the grounds. Look into the laws that govern the land. So what if the leader loves men? I guess I am insinuating about the leader but look at the current govt's stand to help gays. Come on lar - make up your bloody mind! Is this a ying and yang experience ? NOT!
Monday, July 14, 2008
I wish all our ministers would follow suit - flying on the most economical way from one point to another. I guess the days are over for business class travels. Have a great week ahead.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
So before we go over to see their Government, maybe the minister should have a dialogue with the travel agents association and seek their advise. They would probably share more ! Check this article.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
|uly 12, 2008 01:32 AM|
Singapore's Success Due To Integrity, Says Kuan Yew
By Zakaria Abdul Wahab
SINGAPORE, July 12 (Bernama) -- Singapore has become successful and earned the respect of the world community today because it has been governed by able leaders who have high integrity and are not corrupted, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said Friday night.
He said that when Singapore became independent, the country did not have any wealth or resources to develop and, in addition, was facing many threats such as from the communist terrorists and the workers' union and even problems inside his People's Action Party (PAP).
But with a first-class team of able and practical leaders who had strong will and belief in the country, Singapore managed to get out from the bad situation, Lee said at a dialogue session at the Economic Society of Singapore, here.
He said the leaders then, including himself, had to make tough decisions to develop Singapore, including changing the labour laws, uniting the people by putting the Malays, Chinese and Indians in the same flats so that they could mix together, and making the people a workable society.
He said Singapore progressed well until today because it had been managed by dedicated leaders who had a high sense of honour and level of integrity, honesty and competency and were not corrupted.
Lee also said that the country was different from others as it had no room for making mistakes.
Lee, who is currently Minister Mentor, said the country made the right decision by investing in defence and education by allocating the biggest budgets for the two sectors.
Now the "little red dot", which many Singaporeans and others refer to Singapore as, was able to defend itself and no one could just march into the country and take it over, Lee said.
He said the government also made the right move when it introduced English in the education system and put the mother tongue languages of the Chinese, Malays and Indians on equal footing.
Lee said the English language had not only become the world's most spoken language but was also the language of the Internet world, and this had benefited the Singaporeans most.
The former prime minister also said that the present leadership should now look for new leaders to replace them when they retired in less than a decade from now.
He said that if they failed to recruit new leaders, the country would be taken over by the opposition parties who would have their own capable leaders, but he doubted that it could happen.