30 June 2008

LED Jimat Elektrik



By Afiq Hanif

Evolusi pencahayaan kini diteruskan apabila inovasi terkini iaitu lampu diod pemancar cahaya (LED) dikatakan lebih baik jika dibandingkan dengan fluorescent' (CFL) dan mentol tradisional lain di pasaran.

Lampu dikatakan mampu menjimatkan penggunaan tenaga elektrik kerana pada kebiasaannya ia hanya menghasilkan tiga watt tenaga selain mampu mengurangkan pemanasan global yang menjadi isu hangat diperbahaskan.

Pengurus Sokonga Aplikasi Pencahayaan Philips ASEAN, Matthew Cobham, berkata lampu LED juga mesra alam kerana sumber pembuatannya tidak mengandungi merkuri dan ia mempunyai jangka hayat yang lama.

“LED adalah inovasi terkini yang mampu melindungi alam sekitar terutama dari kebocoran merkuri di samping ia adalah contoh teknologi yang tidak melupakan tahap efisyen tenaga malah jika pengguna tercari jawapan kepada isu kos elektrik yang meningkat, LED adalah jawapannya,” kata Cobham.

Tambahnya, kestabilan lampu LED membolehkannya tahan lebih lama yang turut mengurangkan kos penyelenggaraan kerana pengguna tidak lagi perlu kerap menukar mentol malah ia 10 kali lebih cerah.

“Saya ingin memaklumkan, jika semua lampu di Asia Pasifik ditukar kepada pencahayaan tenaga efisyen seperti LED, bil elektrik akan berkurangan sehingga 40 peratus,” katanya.

Cobham menyatakan, ia turut mengurangkan kos tenaga setiap tahun iaitu RM195, mengurangkan 245 tan pengeluaran karbon dioksida setiap tahun, 55 juta tong minyak setiap tahun dan mengurangkan 190 tapak pemprosesan tenaga.

Pengumuman Kerajaan Malaysia mengenai kenaikan tariff elektrik membebankan namun dengan lampu LED, ia penyelesaian terbaik yang mengurangkan masalah kepada pengguna walaupun kos membelinya sedikit mahal.

Tambahnya, dari segi dekorasidan rekaan, lampu LED adalah pilihan terbaru kepada pereka untuk dijadikan sumber dalam rekaan mereka.

“Lampu LED sangat bersesuaian sama ada untuk rumah atau pejabat kerana ia memiliki 16 juta warna yang berlainan malah ia jika lampu ini digunakan di dinding, ia memberi warna mengikut kesesuaian dan boleh ditukar bila-bila masa.

Contohnya, pengguna tidak lagi perlu menukar cat jika mahu warna yang baru tapi cukup dengan menukar lampu LED memberikan kepelbagaian warna dikehendaki di dinding rumah atau pejabat, ” katanya.

29 June 2008

The Repeat of 1998 Allegation




NST 29th June

Parti Keadilan Rakyat de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has holed himself inside the Turkish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur following alleged death threats made against him after a former aide lodged a police report accusing Anwar of sodomy.

“I have been instructed to formally inform (the media) that Anwar is now at the Turkish Embassy where he will remain until a time which will be determined later, based on our discussion with embassy officials,” said PKR vice-president Azmin Ali. “He is in a safe place and is healthy and well.

Azmin said only Anwar’s wife, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, his children and immediate family members, are allowed to visit him at the embassy. Admission into the embassy will be barred to outsiders without official business.

At 6.05pm, Anwar confirmed his location in a statement posted on his blog. “I am issuing this statement from within the embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Kuala Lumpur. I was transported to the embassy earlier this morning fearing that my personal safety was in danger. I thank all those who offered to assist me in this time of need and am grateful to the Turkish Ambassador for extending an invitation to seek refuge within the Embassy,” Anwar said in his statement.

Anwar claimed that since the March 8 elections, numerous credible sources from within the government and military intelligence had advised him that certain agents from within Barisan Nasional leadership have initiated plots to cause harm to him or his family or his supporters.

“I have been told that my assassination has not been ruled out as means to subvert the people’s will and bring an end to the transformational changes taking place in Malaysia.

“Notwithstanding the threats which are intended to silence my voice, I intend make public new evidence implicating that the Inspector General of the Police Musa Hassan and the Attorney General Gani Patail engaged in criminal acts of fabricating evidence in cases launched against me in 1998,” Anwar alleged.

Azmin claimed the decision to move Anwar to a protective place was made by the political bureau and supreme council in a meeting which ended at 5am today.

Anwar reportedly received a ‘real’ death threat from an unidentified person and was covertly moved from the Quality Hotel here in an unmarked car to the embassy after the dawn prayers, eluding the media and plainclothes policemen camping at the lobby.

Anwar was at the hotel with other senior PKR officials for a two-day party retreat to discuss future programmes.

Asked why the Turkish Embassy was chosen, Azmin said calls were made to several embassies late last night and the Turks were the first to respond positively to ensure Anwar’s safety.

“In this pressing situation, we immediately made the necessary arrangements,” he said. “During our discussion late last night, several communications took place between the party and several embassies.”

On whether Anwar is seeking asylum from the Turkish government, Azmin dismissed the idea, saying that in the near future and for his safety, PKR felt that their leader needed to be at a safe place. “That was the decision of the party leadership and he agreed to it,” he said.

Asked to comment on Azizah’s statement on Anwar reportedly attending a meeting on Thursday, the day he allegedly sodomised his special officer, Azmin said he would not disclose the details of Anwar’s alibis.

“A statement has been issued from him personally,” he said. “The president and deputy president have also given the party’s official statement and I would not go beyond that.”

27 June 2008



Oleh Afiq Hanif

PELAJAR sekolah di negara ini tidak perlu lagi dibebani beg berat setiap kali menuntut ilmu sebaliknya hanya membawa pemacu USB atau disket apabila syarikat Paperless Homework Sdn Bhd (Paperless) memperkenalkan sistem pembelajaran pintar yang efektif.

Pengarah Urusannya, Alan Foo Ho Kok, berkata syarikatnya mampu menjawab masalah yang sering berlaku terutama di luar bandar apabila kebanyakan komputer di sekolah tidak mempunyai spesifikasi cukup bagi memasang perisian pendidikan di pasaran.

“Kebanyakan sekolah luar bandar memiliki perkakasan komputer yang lama sehingga kadangkala kadar memorinya tidak cukup untuk menjalankan aktiviti pendidikan kerana sarat dengan kandungan grafik, audio dan sebagainya,” kata Alan.

Katanya, Paperless mempunyai rumusan unik menangani masalah itu dengan memperkenalkan perisian Age yang bersesuaian dengan keadaan daif sekolah.

“Bayangkan, puluhan subjek yang mampu dimuatkan dalam satu disket yang mempunyai kapasiti 1.44 megabait dengan beberapa ciri hebat lain,” kata Alan.

Menurutnya, corak pendidikan tradisional memerlukan pelajar menyalin latihan seperti karangan atau soalan dari papan hitam yang ditulis cikgu tapi mengikut kaedah mudah Paperless, ia akan diubah apabila cikgu hanya perlu memasukkan pembelajaran dalam disket.

“Ia menjimatkan masa kerana pelajar tidak menghabiskan waktu menyalin malah perisian ini amat mudah untuk digunakan cikgu walaupun mereka tidak celik teknologi maklumat (IT),” katanya.

Tambahnya, walaupun syarikat itu terpaksa mengorbankan beberapa aspek menarik seperti grafik atau video, ia masih mampu mendidik pelajar ke arah celik IT memandangkan ia akan berkembang secara tidak langsung.

“Beberapa perisian yang digunakan merangkumi aplikasi seperti 'flash' kadangkala membebankan tapi kami mementingkan kandungan meliputi latihan dan penerangan lengkap,” kata Alan.

Di samping itu, Alan turut menegaskan sistem pembelajaran ini membantu mengurangkan penggunaan kertas yang secara tidak langsung menyelamatkan alam sekitar.

SmartBoard For Smart Kids




Teachers, school administrators and Government officials are increasingly regarding information and communications technology (ICT) to be an essential component of producing the best results from their education programs. Throughout the world, the use of ICT-enabled education is growing but emerging markets lag behind more mature markets in adopting this technology because of budget constraints that limit their ability to invest in ICT.

SMART Technologies, the global market leader in interactive whiteboards, is introducing the SMART Board V280 interactive whiteboard that is priced approximately 30 percent lower than other SMART Boards to provide a cost-effective option to deliver ICT-enabled education.

Several studies have shown the benefits and advantages of using interactive whiteboards in classrooms. These boards are highly effective in engaging students and focusing their attention. This allows the students to absorb information more quickly and with greater ease. And because the contents of an interactive whiteboard can be downloaded into digital format for later distribution, students are freed from note taking and can more readily participate in classroom discussions.

The SMART Board V280 offers users 77” (195.6cm) of laminated active screen area that is large enough for use in classrooms with many students. Users write on the V280 in digital ink using a battery-operated pen that is also used to operate the other features of the V280. Using a USB cable to connect the V280 to a computer, users can access and control any of the computer’s features and applications, including multimedia, Internet and other applications. The V280 also comes with SMART Technologies’ award-winning Notebook™ collaborative learning software that supports 41 languages, including Malay.

The Malaysian Government has been promoting ICT especially in the education sector and this creates a possibly very bright future for SMART Interactive whiteboards. Current users include University of Malaya, International Islamic University, Garden International School and a number of smart schools in Malaysia.

26 June 2008

Lost of Great Turk



It’s really frustration to see Turk’s player been shown way out from Euro 2008 after magnificent performance (even better than France or Italy) with the spirit of fighting mode that keep them survive vs Czech Rep and Crotia.

They’re not at the winning side but they proved themselves as fighter in Euro!
Philipp Lahm scored a last-gasp winner to push Germany into the Euro 2008 final following their 3-2 victory over Turkey.
The Turks broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute through Ugur Boral, but Bastian Schweinsteiger equalised five minutes later.

25 June 2008

HP New Printers Next Week



ANNOUNCEMENT! At HP Print World themed Bringing Printing to Life on July 1st 2008, Hewlett-Packard (M) Sdn Bhd will be unveiling a host of products and solutions with market-changing technologies that will set new standards in image and printing quality for consumers and businesses. The powerful offerings are designed to provide customers with unprecedented choice and value for brilliant and easy-to-manage colour output.

The new offerings that will be launched at HP Print World are the HP Colour LaserJet CM6040 Multifunction Printer, HP Colour LaserJet M9050 Multifunction Printer, and HP OfficeJet Pro L7590 All-in-One. So, come and experience how HP continues to improve everyone’s printing experience.

Please Don't Do This Again!



Please! No boundary for media otherwise you will get no news to tell people. Journalists also need space to filed their stories as for MP's benefits also.

24 June 2008

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12 Tips to Save Petrol



12 Tips to Save Petrol

1) Pump up your tires.

Keeping your tires inflated is one of the easiest and most important things
Saving petrol means saving money one can do to improve fuel economy. If a
range is recommended by the manufacturer, the higher pressure should be
used to maximize fuel efficiency. Deflated tires run hot and jeopardize
safety. It will also cause the tires to wear out prematurely, affect the
vehicles adversely, and hurt the fuel economy by increasing the rolling
resistance. Tires lose about 1 psi pressure per month due to air loss
caused by the tire hitting holes, bumps and curbs. Therefore, the tires
should be checked at least once a month. Just 1 tire deflated by 2 psi will
result in a 1% increase in fuel consumption.

2) Drive at moderate speed.

Avoiding high speeds on open roads results in safer driving and better fuel
economy. In highway driving, over 50% of the power produced by the engine
is used to overcome aerodynamic drag. Drag and thus fuel consumption
increases rapidly at speeds above 90km/h. On the average, a car uses about
15% more fuel at 100km/h, and 25% more fuel at 110km/h compared to when it
is doing only 90km/h. However, this should not lead one to conclude that
the lower the speed, the better the fuel economy - because it is not. The
fuel consumption of an average car increases sharply at speeds below
50km/h.

3) Clean the air-filter regularly

Clogged air filters increase fuel consumption by restricting airflow to the
engine, and thus should be cleaned/replaced when necessary. Clogged air
filters can increase fuel consumption by up to 10%.

4) Use thinner tires

Tires with thick width will improve the handling of your car. However, it
will also increase your car's fuel consumption. Thicker tires mean more
rolling resistance! , and thus will consume more fuel.

5) Start up the car properly

With today's cars, it is not necessary to prime the engine first by pumping
the accelerator pedal repeatedly. Do not crank the engine excessively This
only wastes fuel. When starting the engine, idle it no more than 30 seconds
to warm it up. An engine will warm up faster on the road. However, avoid
sudden acceleration before the engine has warmed up sufficiently.

6) Drive in high gear (overdrive)

The engine runs most efficiently between around 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. To
maintain these low revs you should change up through the gears as soon as
practical and before the revs reach 2500 rpm. For automatic transmission
cars, you should always switch on your overdrive to help save fuel.
Overdrive will allow your engine to change gears at lower revs. It also
puts your transmission into an "economy" mode and lets it engage the final
"overdrive" gear when cruising to ! keep the rpms extra low, thereby
increasing fuel economy.

7) Travel light

8 ) Anticipate traffic ahead

9) Avoid strong acceleration

10) Minimizes aerodynamic drag

11) Don't let your engine idle

12) Use the air-con sparingly

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Can't wait for 2008-2009 season...

The Dull of CommunicAsia 2008



With the absence of so many key players like Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson, CommunicAsia for this year absolutely left with nothing special except appearance of LG and Samsung.

Compared to last year (which is claimed as boring year for certain people also), 2008 lost enviable moment to hold and with a bit of luck it will be better next time.

No new feature bring in also contribute to CommunicAsia 2008 deadly time as all the vendors vanished to come with something new.

Sharpening Your Entertainment With Sharp



NEW! 24th June - New Sharp LC32D30M Designer Series will absolutely attract Malaysian consumers as the model offers unique technical and physical features including Side-port Bass Reflex speaker system, swivel stand and color options of Mirage Black, Zen White and Persian Red.

comment: best 32" LCD TV for home entertainment!

23 June 2008

Wimax Rolled Out?

NEW! 23rd June - Delaying on Wimax appearance give a question mark to people either it is really ready to be in the market?

CEO of PacketOne, subsidiary company of GreenPacket whose been given Wimax license, Micheal Lai anyhow has denied any problem that facing the boomed out of this new evolution of technology.

Furthermore, he said his company just extended the pilot project so the result will be used as a guideline to them to enhance the Wimax.

“We expect that Wimax will be pioneer somehow in 3rd quarter of this year,” said Lai.

19 June 2008

Sony Ericsson Bolsters Its Entry Range With a Duo Of Phones



NEW! Sony Ericsson, designed with simplicity and value for money in mind. The J132 is a talk and text phone with FM radio and stereo hands free kit; the solid feel and dust-resistant keypad make it an ideal everyday companion. For those wanting a clear-cut camera phone, the K330 with video capture and Bluetooth™ sharing is the obvious choice. This phone also offers FM radio listening via speakerphone or stereo headset.

“There are certain phone features, such as a large phonebook and torch functionality, that are considered key to consumers in developing markets ” says Howard Lewis, Vice President and Head of Product Business Unit at Sony Ericsson. “We’ve made sure that both of these phones pack all of the essential features and appeal to anyone wanting a durable, no-nonsense mobile.”

Everything about the J132 is uncomplicated. Its clear and bright screen coupled with its one-click shortcuts and easy-to-use navigation key means that you are ready to text, search for a number or access the FM radio without fuss.

The new J132
Lasting Communication

 Solid talk and text phone with dust-resistant keypad
 FM radio and loudspeaker – enjoy quality radio entertainment with RDS support
 Handsfree Kit – handle calls on the move
 Radio alarm clock – wake up to your favourite station
 Torch function – find objects in the dark
 Up to 9 hours of talk time or 450 hours standby



Alternatively, for those looking for a little bit more from their mobile, the K330 enables users to capture video and photos, plus share them easily via Bluetooth™ with another phone or Bluetooth™ enabled device. Keep your memories with you as the K330 can store up to 250 photos or 12 minutes of video footage, making it the perfect pocket photo album.

Since the K330 supports Bluetooth™ it can easily be teamed up with handy accessories such as the new Sony Ericsson Bluetooth™ headsets HBH-PV715, 720 and 740. They represent the next generation of Bluetooth™ accessories – high performance headsets that are stylish, practical and versatile, whatever your needs.

The new K330
Lasting Memories

 Storage for up to 1000 contacts and 450 text messages
 Capture and store up to 12 minutes of video (in 2 minute clips)
 Snap happy with VGA camera and store up to 250 images
 View photos on the 1.7’’ display
 Listen to music and news on the go via the FM Radio
 Keep track of calories and make your own daily health plan with Health mate
 Torch function – guide your way home with the luminous screen and find objects in the dark

So whether it’s dust resistant text, talk and radio or straightforward snap-and-share, the new J132 and K330 add breadth to Sony Ericsson’s entry-level line-up. The J132 will be available in Night Black and Heaven Blue in selected markets from Q4 2008 while the K330 will be available in Gold on Black and Green on Black, again in selected markets from Q3 2008.

MoU Between Mimos & FTEC



FTEC System Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FTEC Resources Bhd, and MIMOS, the premier applied research centre in frontier technologies, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the joint development of business plans and to explore technology transfer initiatives.

Attached is the press release outlining Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Technology Transfer of iDOLA developed by MIMOS to FTEC.


Photo caption:

L-R: Dato’ Abdul Wahab, President & CEO of MIMOS handling over iDOLA fully developed by MIMOS to Mr. Tang Boon Koon, Managing Director of FTEC Resources Berhad symbolizing MOSTI’s technology transfer. Looking on is Dr. Raslan Ahmad, ICT Policy Director of MOSTI.

17 June 2008

Samsung Omnia at CommunicAsia 2008



LIVE FROM SINGAPORE

With the new stylish mobile phone, Samsung take anther step into mobile world with the introduction of its Omnia.

Omnia works on multitude of dimensions to bring the all in one (AIO) mobile lifestyle companion to the forefront of now.

New features including OS Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, GPS & 16GB storage will definitely excite you out.

LG Reveals His Secret



LIVE FROM SINGAPORE

LG Electronics, announced the launch of LG Secret (LG-KF750) in Asia Pacific here at CommunicAsia 2008.

The multimedia computing concept will introduce Carbon Fiber, one of the lightest composite materials with stylish pattern as additional value for this KF750.

With 5.0MP camera and Touch Media that takes advantage of the touch screen to directly access 5 multimedia functions in a single button.

16 June 2008

Diet Coke & Pepsi - Sweet Poison



I’m not sure if it is really true story or not but we need expertise to do a proper research for this…

In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick. she just knew she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22 nod .

On March 19 I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.
I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda!
I e-mailed her the article my friend, a lawyer, had sent.
My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but she sure felt a lot better. She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind.
In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda...and literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery.
And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.
If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'

In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.
I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the po ison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition.
We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!'
People were jumping up during the lecture saying, 'I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?

Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem.
Dr. Esparto (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

15 June 2008

New Sony Laptop



Sony Malaysia today launches the limited premium edition VAIO CR Series Lizard Skin (VGN-CR353G). This new addition to the existing VAIO CR series is poised to bring out the individual unique character of its user. Bold and dare to be different, the new VAIO CR Lizard will definitely make you stand out from the rest.

Made of leather-like material with glass-blended coating, the Sony VAIO CR Lizard comes in two choice of colours – Pink and Silver and is priced at RM4,688 per unit. The Pink Lizard exudes the playfulness in you while the Silver Lizard brings a hint of glamorous to the textured rich laptop. The new VGN-CR353G has enhanced features such as 250GB Hard Disk Drive.

Now It's Time for 4G



Celcom’s customers will be able to enjoy seamless communications upon the completion of Celcom’s core network integration into a single network. This is made possible with the deployment of a Mobile Softswitch solution from Ericsson.

This major enhancement will reduce Celcom’s network complexity and operating costs and bring greater flexibility for new service deployments. Essential upgrades are also being made to enable Mobile Number Portability (MNP) for the benefit of consumers.

“After the upgrading and network integration activities are fully completed, the terms 2G and 3G will be redundant - all our customers will be on the next generation of services and service delivery,” said Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer, Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad. “This will especially benefit our high-end users and business customers, who require 100% availability and reliability at all times and tailored solutions.”

11 June 2008

New Routers from Linksys





The leading provider of VoIP, wireless & networking hardware for consumer & SMB environments, Linksys (a division of Cisco) today has announced 3 new routers in Malaysia.
The new range features the Wireless G Broadband Router (WRT54G2), Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router (WRT160N) & Ultra RabgePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router (WRT310N).
People will expect the price for these range between RM149 to RM469.

10 June 2008



Pemuda Pakatan Rakyat seluruh negara akan hadir dan memimpin Demontrasi Rakyat yang akan diadakan pada 13 Jun 2008 di ibu negara.

Program ini pada asalnya bermula dari kalangan pemudawilayah diangkat ke peringkat nasional sebagai membuktikan keseriusan Pemuda PAKATAN dalam menghadapi isu kenaikkan harga minyak dan tarif elektrik.

Program ini akan berlangsung selepas solat Jumaat. Cadangan asal, perhimpunan akan bermula dari Bangunan Citibank. Walaubagaimana pun, bagi menggalakkan penyertaan lebih ramai rakyat maka tapak mula perhimpunan aman ini ditukarkan ke Masjid Kg. Baru hingga ke Bangunan Suria KLCC.

Bagi mereka yang bukan muslim, disarankan menunggu di sepanjang laluan yang ditetapkan.

Para peserta perhimpunan digalakkan membawa sepanduk atau bahan-bahan demontrasi yang tidak membahayakan dan tidak menggangu ketenteraman awam. Para peserta juga dinasihatkan membawa air mineral bagi persediaan awal agar tidak terlalu letih dan kehausan.

Diharapkan golongan belia dan seluruh rakyat dari serata pelusuk negara dapat sama hadir bagi menunjukkan bantahan dan protes terhadap kenaikkan harga minyak yang melampau kali ini. Inilah masa untuk kita bergandingan tangan menunjukkan bahawa kuasa dan suara rakyat itu wajib didengar dan diambil perhatian.

Sekarang buka masa untuk kita berpeluk tubuh dan redha begitu sahaja. Hari ini Kerajaan BN naikkan 78sen untuk petrol dan RM1 untuk diesel, tapi jika kita tidak keluar membantah, kemungkinan besar pada bulan Ogos, Kerajaan akan menaikkan lagi kepada suatu harga yang kita tidak mampu untuk miliki.

Selain itu, bantahan kali ini lebih penting kerana ianya akan memberikan satu tekanan agar Kerajaan menilai semula keputusan menaikkan harga minyak dan tarif elektrik yang berkuatkuasa pada 1 Julai nanti.

Jadi, jangan lepaskan peluang ini. Hadirlah beramai-ramai untuk kita laksanakan tanggungjawab kita sebagai rakyat yang berdaulat dan memiliki hak yang wajar diperjuang dan dihormati.

Hujah pemimpin negara yang membodohkan rakyat





Oleh Ustaz Idris Haji Ahmad

1.Harga minyak terpaksa dinaikkan ekoran harga minyak di peringkat antarabangsa melambung tinggi.

Kenapa pula Malaysia perlu sakit. Sedangkan Malaysia negara pengeluar minyak bukan pengimport minyak.

Kalau harga minyak dunia naik maka negara kita akan bertambah kaya. Analogi yang lain, kalau kita ada dusun durian, tentu kita dan keluarga gembira kerana harga buah durian mahal.

Anak kita boleh makan dengan puas dan kita pula boleh dapat wang banyak. Tetapi pemimpin BN-Umno pula pelik apabila harga minyak dunia naik, rakyat pula menderita terutama mereka yang berpendapatan rendah.

2.Harga minyak kita lebih murah jika hendak dibanding dengan negara Asean yang lain.

Jangan banding dengan Thailand, Indonesia. Perlu banding dengan Brunai kerana harga minyak di negaranya RM1.20 seliter.

Buah Oren dengan epal tidak boleh buat perbandingan. Perlu dingat juga, walaupun Indonesia, Thailand minyaknya mahal, tetapi barang keperluan harian dan pakaian serta barang yang sudah siap murah seperti makanan, pakaian, alat perabot semuanya murah.

Di negara kita semuanya mahal daripada minyak sampai kepada keperluan yang lain. Yang murah hanya maruah pemimpin Umno-BN sahaja.

3. Minyak di Singapura lebih mahal daripada Malaysia.

Singapura bukan negara pengeluar minyak.

Tambahan pula pendapatan rakyatnya tinggi, contohnya pencuci lantai gaji hampir RM2000 ringgit di Malaysia, hanya RM600. Begitu juga pengangkutan awam antara yang terbaik di dunia, di Negara Malaysia Hadhari paling teruk.

Di negaranya tol hanya dikenakan waktu tertentu sahaja, sedangkan di Malaysia siang malam, 'non stop'.

4. Wang subsidi petrol RM56 bilion akan digunakan untuk pembangunan. Kita hendak tanya ke mana wang subsidi ini akan pergi.

Adakah hendak belanja untuk Monsun Cup yang menghabiskan wang rakyat RM 250 juta, Formula 1 yang berapa kerat rakyat yang mampu hendak menonton. Sedangkan belanja untuk Formula 1, tahun 2004-RM98.4 juta, tahun 2005-RM110.7j, 2006-RM121.8j, 2007-130.5j.

Belanja konduktor Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra sebanyak RM3.5 juta sebulan yang diambil daripada wang Petronas. Apakah ini yang dimaksudkan untuk pembangunan.

Ketika minyak naik 30 sen kerajaan mengumumkan RM4 bilion subsidi akan digunakan untuk memperbaiki pengangkutan awam. Kita tidak nampak pengangkutan awam bertambah baik malahan makin teruk.

5. Ucapan lidah bercabang pemimpin negara, kesian rakyat kerana minyak naik. Ucapan hanya hendak menyejuk hati rakyat.

Kalau mereka kesian kepada rakyat mereka mesti memikirkan masalah rakyat. Pak Menteri tidak kisah elaun dan gaji hampir RM56 ribu sebulan. Minyak naik RM5 seliter pun mereka tidak kisah.

6. Pemimpin Umno-BN berkempen supaya beli barang murah.

Kita hendak tanya kedai mana ada jual barang murah. Kalau ada barang keperluan yang murah boleh dibeli di pejabat Umno baguslah.

7. Hendak ambil tindakan kepada peniaga yang jual barang mahal.

Pemimpin Umno/BN kata jual dengan harga lama masih untung. Mana ada peniaga hendak jual barang murah kalau modal sudah mahal.

Kalau minyak naik, semua barang akan naik, kerana barang bukan bawa dengan beca roda tiga.

Persatuan Lori sudah mengumumkan bahawa mereka akan naik tambang kos pengangkutan 35 peratus. Kerana lori 10 tan dulu hanya perlu untuk minyak RM3000 sebulan sudah mencecah naik kepada RM5000.

8. Kenyataan pemimpin Umno yang hendak membodohkan rakyat supaya jangan marah apabila minyak naik.

"Kita bimbang sekiranya minyak murah rakyat tak cermat dan minyak akan kurang,"kata Perdana Menteri.

"Belanja secara berhemah,"kata Datin Rosmah Mansur.

"Ubah gaya hidup...membazir Islam marah,"kata Dato' Seri Najib.

Datuk Seri Shahidan Kasim sewaktu minyak naik 30 sen dulu dia suruh pegawai kerajaan naik basikal.

Saya hendak cadangkan supaya pemimpin Umno-BN ambil cermin suluh muka baru boleh nasihat rakyat.

Inilah rupa pemimpin yang memerintah negara kita hari ini. Ya Allah selamatkanlah negara.

09 June 2008

Menjimatkan Elektrik Rumah Anda

Oleh Afiq Hanif
mafiq@hmetro.com.my

JIKA perkataan 'naik' disebut pada keadaan sekarang, pasti ramai yang trauma seperti pengumuman kenaikan harga petroleum pada 4 Jun lalu.
Begitu juga dengan pengumuman tarif baru elektrik bagi Semenanjung, berkuatkuasa 1 Julai depan, pasti membebankan penduduk terutama golongan berpendapatan rendah.
Kenaikan tarif elektrik itu berikutan kenaikan melebihi 100 peratus bahan api utama bagi menjana elektrik iaitu gas dan arang batu sejak dua tahun lalu.
Justeru, pengguna perlu bersedia bagi mengelak kenaikan tarif baru membebankan mereka, antaranya menggunakan lampu yang menjimatkan elektrik.
Bagi kebanyakan pengguna di negara ini, mereka sudah biasa menggunakan lampu ‘incandescent’ berbanding ‘fluorescent’ (CFL).
Namun, fakta yang perlu pengguna tahu ialah lampu incandescent lebih banyak menggunakan tenaga elektrik berbanding fluorescent.
Lampu kompak fluorescent (CFL) dikatakan mampu menjimatkan tenaga kerana hanya menggunakan tenaga 15 Watt berbanding lampu incandescent menggunakan sehingga 75 Watt tenaga.
Kuantiti cahaya yang dihasilkan lampu disebut unit Lumen dan ia digunakan bagi pengukur penghasilan cahaya yang menggunakan tenaga.
Ternyata, lampu CFL dan incandescent menghasilkan 900 Lumen cahaya, tetapi pengguna perlu ingat pengiraan tahap keberkesanan Lumen diukur apabila 'output' Lumen itu dibahagikan dengan jumlah tenaga yang dihasilkan bagi setiap lampu.
Contohnya, lampu CFL memiliki output Lumen sebanyak 900 dan ia dibahagikan dengan tenaga digunakan, 15 Watt dan hasilnya ialah 60 Lumen setiap Watt.
Sementara lampu incandescent yang menghasilkan 900 Lumen perlu dibahagikan dengan penggunaan tenaga 75 Watt dan keberkesannya hanya 12 Watt setiap Lumen.
Mengikut Penasihat Kanan Philips Asia Pasifik Untuk Pencahayaan, K Seshadri, CFL adalah salah satu inovasi baru yang mampu menjimatkan penggunaan elektrik selain lebih terang berbanding dengan lampu tradisional.
“Lampu CFL mampu menjimatkan sehingga 80 peratus tenaga untuk menghasilkan jumlah cahaya yang sama dikeluarkan lampu incandescent,” katanya.
Menurutnya, pengguna perlu sedar lampu incandescent hanya mengeluarkan suhu panas yang menyebabkan penggunaan elektrik berlebihan.
“Anda tidak perlu suhu panas itu kerana cuaca di negara ini sudah panas,” katanya.
Beliau berkata, ketika pengguna membuka suis lampu incandescent, ia akan mengakibatkan pusat tenaga menghasilkan karbon dioksida yang banyak.
Satu kaedah yang mampu dilaksanakan untuk menghasilkan teknologi pencahayaan efisyen seperti CFL hanya akan tercapai melalui penguatkuasaan undang-undang dan pendidikan.
Justeru, pengguna di negara ini perlu berani untuk berubah menggunakan jenis lampu yang menjimatkan bagi mengelak menanggung beban kos yang tinggi kelak.
Harga lampu incandescent di pasaran ialah antara RM1.20 hingga RM1.50, tetapi lampu CFL, RM15.
Bagaimanapun, jangka hayat kedua-dua jenis lampu itu berbeza.
Jangka hayat lampu CFL menjangkau sehingga 6,000 atau 8,000 jam, tetapi lampu incandescent hanya 1,000 jam dan terpaksa ditukar berulang kali.
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Dr R Kumar, berkata kajian syarikat itu mendapati jika setiap isi rumah (kira-kira 5.5 juta) di negara menukar lampu incandescent ke lampu CFL, ia mampu memberi penjimatan kira-kira RM400 juta setiap tahun.
Bagi pengurusan bangunan, ia juga penting memandangkan jumlah tenaga yang banyak digunakan pada waktu siang di bangunan tinggi.
CFL mampu mengurangkan penggunaan mentol di siang hari memandangkan kita memiliki cahaya matahari.
Bagaimanapun, kebanyakan bangunan pencakar langit memasang dinding atau cermin gelap bagi mengelak cahaya matahari sehingga mengakibatkan sumber asli itu tersekat.
Cahaya matahari yang asli itu sekurang-kurangnya dapat menyinari ruangan bilik kerja dan pengguna tidak memerlukan cahaya lampu.
Kini, banyak bangunan baru di Jepun, Amerika Syarikat, dan Eropah merekabentuk bangunan yang menerapkan pencahayaan semula jadi menerusi kaedah tidak terus itu.
Cahaya matahari dialirkan masuk menerusi pantulan alat pemantul luar ke dalam bangunan menerusi siling dan dinding yang dikawal sistem pensuisan dan pengesan cahaya.
Ia dialirkan menerusi corong pemantul cahaya daripada cermin ke bilik atau menggunakan kaedah seperti kanta yang disusun seperti sebuah teropong.
Tahun lalu, bangunan kerajaan di Selangor diwajibkan menutup lampu dan pendingin pada waktu rehat antara jam 1 tengah hari hingga jam 2 petang selain mematikan sistem pendingin hawa berpusat 15 minit lebih awal dari tempoh tamat kerja.
Sementara itu, Thailand pernah mengadakan kempen menutup lampu selama lima minit pada 1 Jun tahun lalu sebagai sebahagian daripada kempen berjimat bekalan tenaga yang diharapkan kerajaan dapat membantu mengurangkan defisit pertumbuhan perdagangan.
Perdana Menteri Thailand ketika itu, Thaksin Shinawatra sendiri mengetuai pengiraan di televisyen untuk menutup lampu yang akan bermula pada jam 8.45 malam pada hari berkenaan.
Thailand mampu menjimatkan 1.2 bilion baht setiap tahun jika setiap rumah menutup lampu selama sejam setiap hari.
Kempen sedemikian mampu memberi kesedaran kepada penduduk negara dalam membantu menjimatkan bil elektrik yang dihasilkan seluruh negara.
Mungkin Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) boleh melakukan kempen seperti di Thailand.
Malaysia memerlukan sistem bersepadu yang membolehkan rakyatnya memiliki sistem pencahayaan yang mampu menjimatkan penggunaan elektrik di samping mengurangkan kos utiliti bulanan selain mengawal pencemaran.

08 June 2008

Petrol Naik 78sen, Diesel Naik RM1, Rakyat Masih Diam?



Dipetik SuaraKeadilan.com

Khamis, 5 Jun 2008 • Kategori: Eksklusif, Liputan Khas, Rencana

Oleh Amin Iskandar

Dengan “ganas”nya kerajaan BN menaikkan harga minyak secara besar-besaran. Petang tadi, Abdullah Badawi membuat pengumuman yang telah menyebabkan stesen-stesen minyak dipenuhi oleh pengguna-pengguna yang berebut-rebut untuk membeli minyak dengan harga RM 1.92 seliter buat kali terakhir.

Pengumuman mengejutkan. Dengan secara tiba-tiba rakyat dikejutkan bahawa harga minyak akan dinaikkan selepas jam 12 malam ini. TV3 milik Media Prima kroni kepada Abdullah Badawi melaporkan ada stesen-stesen minyak yang sudah mula tutup dengan alasan minyak telah habis. Ini perkara biasa, minyak dikatakan telah habis oleh kerana mereka ingin mendapat untung jika menjual selepas jam 12 malam ini.

Tahun lalu dalam sebuah forum yang bertajuk Jenayah dan Rasuah: Malaysia Dalam Bahaya, Naib Presiden PAS meramalkan bahawa kerajaan akan menaikkan harga minyak sebanyak 70 sen selepas pilihanraya umum ke 12. Klik disini. Hampir tepat ramalan pemangku Menteri Besar Kelantan itu.

Dengan pengstrukturan subsidi yang baru, kerajaan dikatakan akan dapat menjimatkan wang sebanyak RM 4 billion.

Diantara persoalan yang harus ditimbulkan ialah kemana wang ini akan pergi? Untuk pembangunan? Pembangunan untuk rakyat atau untuk syarikat kroni, anak dan menantu?

Abdullah mengumumkan pemberian rebet kepada pengguna kenderaan. Berita dibawah dipetik dari Malaysiakini:

Bagi pemilik kenderaan persendirian, berkapasiti enjin sehingga 2000cc serta ‘trak pick-up’ dan jip berkapasiti enjin sehingga 2500cc, bayaran tunai sebanyak RM625 setahun bagi setiap kenderaan, akan diberikan.

Bagi pemilik motosikal persendirian, berkapasiti enjin sehingga 250cc, bayaran tunai RM150 setahun.

Bayaran tunai diberi apabila pemilik kenderaan dan motosikal membayar atau memperbaharui lesen kenderaan bermotor.

Bayaran ini meliputi kenderaan dengan cukai jalan yang berkuatkuasa 1 April 2008 hingga 31 Mac 2009.

Bayaran ini ditunai dalam bentuk kiriman wang (money order) di pejabat Pos di seluruh negara mulai 1 Julai 2008.

Bagi pemilik kenderaan dan motosikal yang tidak termasuk dalam kategori bayaran tunai tersebut, kabinet memutuskan untuk mengurangkan cukai jalan mengikut kadar berikut, berkuatkuasa 1 Jun.

Bagi pemilik kenderaan persendirian petrol dan diesel berkapasiti enjin melebihi 2000cc, cukai jalan akan dikurangkan sebanyak RM200.

Bagi motosikal persendirian berkapasiti enjin lebih 250cc, cukai jalan akan dikurangkan sebanyak RM50 tertakluk kepada cukai jalan minima RM2. Baca seterusnya disini.

Shahrir Samad dalam wawancara dengan TV3 yang dikuasai oleh menantu PM mengakui bahawa sistem rebet ini pasti akan menimbulkan masalah yang besar. Akan tetapi kerajaan tidak boleh berbuat apa-apa.

Kenaikkan harga petrol sebanyak 41 peratus dan diesel sebanyak 63.3 peratus sudah pasti akan memberi kesan yang besar kepada majoriti rakyat Malaysia yang berpendapatan rendah.

Jeanne Abdullah, Rosmah Mansor dan Nori Abdullah sudah pasti tidak akan terjejas sekalipun harga petrol dijual dengan harga RM 50 seliter.

Apa yang boleh dilakukan oleh rakyat Malaysia untuk menghalang penindasan ini daripada berterusan? Apakah keputusan kabinet Abdullah-Najib itu muktamad?

1) Protes dalam bentuk piket dan demonstrasi aman secara besar-besaran sehingga harga minyak diturunkan pada kadar asal. Nota: Demonstrasi yang dianjurkan perlulah tersusun dengan mantap dan dihadiri oleh jumlah rakyat yang ramai. Sekurang-kurangnya seperti ini. Oleh yang demikian penganjur tidak perlu terburu-buru untuk mengadakan demonstrasi ini. Roadshow diseluruh negara perlu diadakan terlebih dahulu agar partisipasi rakyat dari seluruh negara dapat direalisasikan.

2) Kedua kita boleh menganjurkan hartal secara besar-besaran diseluruh negara.

Apa itu hartal?

Hartal adalah salah satu bentuk “civil disobedient” yang dilakukan untuk menuntut sesuatu perkara ataupun membantah sesuatu perkara. Ia adalah satu tindakan untuk menuntut kerajaan, pemerintah ataupun penjajah untuk menukar sesuatu keputusan yang tidak popular ataupun menindas rakyat. Kalau tak faham lagi, sila klik disini.

Bayangkanlah jika hartal atau boikot diseluruh negara dilakukan. Sudah pasti negara tidak dapat berfungsi dan kerajaan terpaksa akur ditangan rakyat.

Mengapa tidak dihentikan pembaziran kerajaan terlebih dahulu? Mengapa tidak dipotong gaji menteri terlebih dahulu? Mengapa tidak dipotong elaun menteri terlebih dahulu?

Jawapannya mudah, kerajaan BN tidak pernah berniat dan berminat untuk menjaga kebajikan rakyat.

Jika rakyat terus diam, jangan terkejut dalam jangkamasa 10 tahun ini harga petrol akan dinaikkan sehingga RM 50 seliter. Anda tidak percaya?

07 June 2008

Demonstrasi Turunkan Harga Minyak



Rakyat berhak menuntut untuk turunkan harga minyak... apa gunanya keuntungan Petronas? Mana perginya kekayaan negara? Kata ekonomim meningkat setiap hari?

Kisah demo tuntut harga minyak turun... Mari kita sertai

Satu lagi demonstrasi kecil membantah kenaikan mendadak minyak diadakan di hadapan sebuah masjid di Taman Dato' Harun, Petaling Jaya sejurus selepas solat Jumaat hari ini.

Demonstrasi aman itu - sekurang-kurangnya keempat diadakan seluruh negara sejak semalam - yang dianjurkan oleh Angkatan Muda (AMK) PKR bahagian Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJ selatan) disertai lebih kurang 50 orang.

Ia disertai ahli parlimen PJ selatan, Hee Loy Sian, timbalan ketua bahagian tersebut Shariffudin Budin dan wakil AMK bahagian Mahhrul Ismail.

Demonstrasi lebih kurang 15 minit bermula 2 petang, sejurus orang ramai selesai menunaikan solat, turut menarik perhatian ahli kariah dan pengguna jalan raya. Kira-kira 60 orang lagi menyaksikan perhimpunan tersebut.

Hee mengajak rakyat menukar kerajaan BN dan meluahkan rasa tidak puas hati mereka.

"Adakah kita berpuas hati?" katanya. "Mari tumbangkan kerajaan."

Shariffudin turut menyatakan rasa tidak berpuas hati dengan kenaikan harga petrol sebanyak 78 sen dan diesel RM1 sejak kelmarin, dengan mengangkat satu keratan akhbar The Star hari ini kepada orang ramai.

"Apakah tanda ini? Kalau tak turun harga petrol, rakyat akan turunkan kerajaan," katanya, sambil mengangkat keratan berita 'Shahrir: Why now and not in August'

"Kita membantah sekeras-kerasnya kenaikan harga minyak."

Datuk Shahrir Samad, menteri perdagangan dalam negeri dan hal-ehwal pengguna, menjadi sasaran kritikan kerana beliau sebelumnya dilaporkan berkata kenaikan dijangka menjelang Ogos.

Sepanduk-sepanduk yang dijulang dalam perhimpunan itu, antaranya, 'Pemimpin munafik berkata... tiada kenaikan minyak untuk tahun ini?', 'Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat akan turunkan harga minyak 24 jam', 'Undilah BN untuk kenaikan harga minyak' dan 'Tahniah! Kepada pengundi BN, inilah hadiah untuk anda'

Ditemui selepas itu, Shariffudin (foto kiri) berkata demontrasi itu bertujuan melihat reaksi awal daripada penduduk di situ.

Wajah penduduk di situ memang tidak berpuas hati dengan kenaikan harga minyak, tambahnya.

Selain beberapa masjid lagi di seluruh negara, satu demonstrasi kecil dianjurkan di Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur pada waktu yang sama.
Kira-kira 200 orang berhimpun secara aman selama 15 minit di hadapan masjid jamek bagi membantah kenaikan harga minyak.

Perhimpunan anjuran Ikatan Kebajikan Rakyat (Ikrar) berjalan tanpa sebarang masalah.

Di Sungai Petani, Kedah, perhimpunan untuk tujuan yang sama dilaporkan diadakan selepas solat Jumaat.

Semalam sekurang-kurangnya tiga demonstrasi membantah kenaikan mendadak harga minyak dilaporkan diadakan di Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh dan Kuching.

Polis hari ini memberi amaran kepada orang ramai supaya tidak terlibat dalam sebarang demonstrasi bagi membantah harga bahan bakar itu, lapor Bernama.

Timbalan ketua polis negara Datuk Ismail Omar, dalam kenyataan hari ini berkata, berdasarkan maklumat hasil risikan polis, terdapat beberapa pihak sedang merancang mengadakan siri demonstrasi di beberapa lokasi di seluruh negara.

"Tujuan demonstrasi ialah untuk membantah kenaikan harga petrol dan diesel. Di sini saya ingin menegaskan sebarang perhimpunan perlu mendapatkan permit daripada ketua polis daerah," katanya.

Semalam, Gabungan Anti-Inflasi (Protes) merancang menggerakkan ribuan orang untuk menyertai bantahan kenaikan besar harga itu di Menara Berkembar Kuala Lumpur pada jam 3 petang 12 Julai.

Penganjur bercadang mengumpulkan "lebih ramai daripada perhimpunan Bersih" November lalu sewaktu menuntut pilihanraya yang bebas dan adil.

"Ini tidak sama dengan perhimpunan anjuran Bersih. Ia akan lebih besar. Impaknya juga akan lebih besar," kata penyelaras Protes, Dr Hatta Ramli.

06 June 2008

Hello Kitty For Maxis's Customer



Keen to meet Hello Kitty?

Maxis now will provide 10 million subscribers to Hello Kitty and Friends mobile content

So Maxis & Hotlink (targeted for 16 - 25 years old) can access it thru Maxis WAP at http://wap.maxis.com.my/sanrio to download their Hello Kitty on phone from the portal.

The price for wallpapers, ringtones, videoclips etc are between RM3 to RM4


Still enuff time to congratulate me n my wife's friends (Adek&Haikal)...
Selamat Pengantin Baru... Moga jodoh berpanjangan dan dirahmati Allah

Hidup MU!

05 June 2008

Macam Mana Nak Jimat Petrol?



Bagaimana untuk menjimatkan minyak?

1. Car pool? (tak logik sebab orang ada destinasi masing-masing)...
2. Isi minyak pada waktu malam...
3. Petrol Petronas lebih menjimatkan daripada mana-mana petrol yang lain...
4. Install mesin penjimatan minyak etc megasaver dsb...
5. Guna motosikal (walaupun Malaysia selalu hujan tapi inilah kaedah paling jimat)
6. Cari rumah yang berdekatan dengan tempat kerja atau pengangkutan awam (paling ideal ialah LRT)
7. Minta izin bos untuk masuk jam 10 untuk elak traffic jam...
8. Isi petrol sekali sehari (so bolehlah bajet-bajet setiap hari pakai berapa)...

What Are You Guys Thinking?

On Fuel hike: 78 sen more to RM2.70 per litre

Santan: I’m a woman living and working in KL. I’d would have sold my car and took public transportation a long time ago if not for the fact that it (public transportation) sucks in so many ways. But with fuel prices rocketing I’m not sure how much longer I can hold on to my car, my job and my livelihood. Everything’s getting so expensive here. I’m frustrated not because I have to pay, but because what I’m paying for is very tak berbaloi. I can’t earn fast enough to keep up with the escalating cost of living in Malaysia, and all our government does is talk, talk talk. Who do they think they’re fooling or entertaining? I’m so sick of talk.

Where does my tax money go to? I don’t see enough of it coming back to me, the general public. I see it going towards funding a handful of increasingly fat and lazy bunch, their families and friends. The poor get poorer and the rich, richer. I see ‘white elephants ‘all over Malaysia. I’m tired of paying for others’ inaptitude and selfish greed. Where will the government’s fuel subsidy go to? More ridiculous schemes? More useless space programmes? More overpriced power tools? When will the government realise that enough is enough?

Eric: I don’t mind the government lifting the subsidy for fuel as this would truly reflect the international market price. All of us who are consumers should use fuel more effectively to compete on the international platform. However, we as tax payers have a right to know where the subsidy will eventually be diverted. I am afraid that this huge sum of money will be misused and benefit only those BN cronies. I suggest the government set up an independent body to monitor this money and channel it towards improving our public transportation. I don’t think anybody in a right mind would want to drive his or her car 2-3 hours back and forth every day to make ends meet.

Tan, Joseph K: If the government would like to make fuel price as per the market price, firstly, it needs to reduce import taxes and excise duties for all passenger car to comply with the Japan- Malaysia FTA. At least, Malaysia can opt for cheaper hybrid cars which are good in fuel efficiency. And pay back to Malaysians the inflated taxes already imposed on car owners.

Yih: This just goes to show how incompetent the BN government is. Fuel subsidies should have never happened in the first place. And even if it did, it should have never been allowed to snowball into the massive amount it now is. Most other countries in the world can afford to pay for their fuel, including our incredibly small and completely barren of resources island state neighbour. Why can't we? Because as I've highlighted in a previous letter, subsidies does not stop inflation. They hide it. Our tax money should have went to development - building of infrastructure, education, encouraging of businesses and free markets, developing agricultural initiatives etc. In short, making Malaysia rich as a nation. Rich enough that each individual right now would have no problem in affording expensive petrol.

But no, we have the world's biggest airport, tallest buildings (for a while at least), first paperless hospital BUT the rakyat are so poor we can't pay for petrol. It all goes to show that none of our politicians cared about running the country. I sure hope they have a good story planned, because they'll sure need one when the time comes to face their Maker!

Kenny Gan: I do not mind paying market price for petrol provided I can pay market price for cars. Currently, our cars are anything but ‘market price’. We have one of the highest car prices in the world due to our abnormally high import duties on foreign cars. I'm not talking about luxury cars either, half of what we pay for a basic family cars goes to tax. The tax component of a car will pay for the extra cost of unsubsidised petrol for the life of the car!

In a country where public transport is abysmal and most people have no practical choice but to own cars, middle-class families are being pushed to the wall. Subsidised petrol helps to offset the high installments car owners have to fork out monthly to pay for their overtaxed cars. Many owners have to take a nine-year loan just to pay off a basic car. On top of that tolls are a heavy burden to motorists and threaten to keep going up due to one sided deals signed with toll concessionaires.

The government can do nothing about the world price of crude oil but high car prices and high tolls are definitely self-inflicted. Lack of investment in public transport rubs it in. Is this lack of urgency to improve our public transport designed to help Proton sell more cars? The government has forced the public to own cars by mismanaging the public transport sector, inflicted a high prices for cars, burdened the motorists with extensive toll roads and now wants market price for petrol. Is this a caring government?

Tmdtwg: I do have some suggestions. If the BN government wants to put the fuel price at the market price of RM4 per litre, then they must do the following first or simultaneously.

1. Make Petronas accounts for the past 30 years (audited) public so that the rakyat knows where the monies have gone. Be accountable. 2. Take over all the tolled highways and scrap all toll booths. Make the highway concession agreement public. Punish the ministers and officials involved in signing these lopsided agreements. Ask the toll operators to pay compensation to the rakyat. 3. All BN cabinet members, CMs, MBs, excos, senators, government top brass including those at GLCS must use small cc vehicles and sell off those posh and big cc cars.

4. Erase corruption. Compel all BN office-bearers and government top brass and their families to declare their assets and make it public. 5. Fix the public transport system. Najib said this wou;d be done when he increased the petrol price but it has never materialised. 6. All lopsided agreements with independent power producers must be reviewed. 7. Those private companies (and GLCs) which have been given a monopoly must contribute 40-60% of their revenue to a special fund to finance research on alternative fuel sources.

If the BN government can’t do all of the above, all MPs must support Pakatan Rakyat and let Anwar Ibrahim be the new PM. He will have new ways to handle this problem.

Edmond Wee: It is wise of the government to reduce the subsidy. But it still has not targeted a big, big problem - smuggling. I still read of reports of petrol and diesel smuggling at the Thai- Malaysia border. What about that? Is there a kingpin behind all this smuggling? Kill the kingpin, stop all the smuggling. Why not involve the MBs of Perlis, Kedah and Kelantan to do their part in combating smuggling? Surely they can do or contribute something.

Michael Sun: The BN government must have gone bonkers for even suggesting to have petrol pump price to be at the market price by August 2008. Conceptually, it may appear to be economically sound at first but our fragile economy cannot take such a shock move. The government must come up with a ‘total package solution’ rather than stop-gap measures which only confirm its inept capabilities Firstly, if there is no subsidy, what is the government going to do with the RM56 billion saved a year. It should outline its plans on how the money is to be spent. Otherwise, the BN-puteras will come out with all sorts of projects a la Monsoon Cups, new Airbus for the PM etc and squander all the money.

Secondly, the last time the petrol price was increased in 2007, the BN government promised to improve public transportation. We have yet to see this happening. Thirdly, why should gas supplied to the IPPs be subsidised and yet the IPPs reap billions of ringgit from taxpayers and consumers? The IPPs signed unfair one-sided agreements with TNB and we have to pay for that blunder now. Fourthly, it is not the price of petrol that it is the issue. It is the purchasing power of our money. In UK petrol is GBP1.15 and Singapore, it is S$2.152. In percentage terms, these prices are relatively cheap compared to their currencies and higher income levels. Also, the UK, Singapore and even Hong Kong have excellent public transport systems where more than 50% of their populations use public transport to go to work against 10% in Kuala Lumpur

Fifthly, the government should improve the quality of diesel sold here. Diesel-powered cars nowadays are fuel efficient and as a result, more than 50% of cars sold in Europe are diesel- powered. Savings of 50% can be achieved using diesel engines. Sixthly, the government should given tax incentives for ‘green’ cars which are less polluting and more fuel-efficient like what they do in the UK. Dual fuel/electric cars should be encouraged using tax incentives. Seventhly, the government should give road tax rebates for people using the cars only on weekends and public holidays. This would encourage people to use public transport to work. Eighthly, APs for the import of cars should be auctioned and the money collected - which runs into the billions - can be used to build up public transport like providing more buses, LRT's and trams.

Lau Sue Chau: The government move to reduce subsidy for petrol and introduce direct cash payments to the small car owners will not really help to elevate the suffering of the lower-income groups. With the petrol hike, the cost of manufacturing and travelling will ultimately be pushed onto consumers who will bear the rising costs in daily consumption. TNB has already making tons of profits yet with the approval by the cabinet to increase its tariffs, the manufacturers and businessmen will only pass the pain onto the ordinary folks. Therefore, the meagre payback announced will not much help the lower-income rakyat.

What I would like to suggest to the cabinet is to re-look at the value of ringgit in the international currency exchange - how it has slipped against major currencies of the world such as the Thai baht, the Singapore and Brunei dollars, the Philippine peso, the Indonesian rupiah, the Sterling pound and Australian dollar, just to name a few. Everybody in Malaysia knows that the ringgit’s devaluation is the main cause of rising food costs in Malaysia and the rising petroleum price is only the secondary excuse. I would like to urge the minister concerned to seriously look into strengthening our currency to make life easier for the rakyat.

Patricia Pinto: Sigh. While the hike was already expected, I do wish the government had also announced a better public transport system so the hike won't seem so much. At RM2.70 per litre and a rebate on the road tax, one wonders whether it will make any real difference.

Karma Or Faith: According to government we have recovered from 1997 crisis which saw our ringgit value plunged to RM3.8 ringgit to US$1. Singapore was insulated and their financial crisis was very short. They recovered much earlier. Pre-crisis One Singapore dollar was RM1.7. Now RM2.3 ringgit is about correct as we are RM3.1 per US dollar. If we have recovered, shouldn’t our ringgit be RM2.5 ringgit per US$. Why is this not so? The people suffer. The employees suffer. Palm oil producers make windfall profits at the rakyat’s expense. If our ringgit is RM2.5 per US$, wouldn’t our subsidies automatically lessen? We are in this situation because our leadership system is very corrupted.

Our present crises on food and fuel prices can lessen if we work for Malaysia. Strengthen the ringgit to its previous level and the rakyat will benefit. Has the rakyat not suffered enough?

The Phillippines had Marcos, Indonesia had Suharto, Uganda had Idi Amin, Zimbabwe has Mugabe, Russia had Yeltsin, Cambodia had Pol pot, Germany had Hitler, Iraq had Saddam, Even China had General Chiang. Destroyers of their countries. Who do we have or not had? Dr Mahathir? No, thank you.

Moaz Yusuf Ahmad: It is not that a 40% overnight fuel hike is a terrible thing. The government and the people knew we had to brace ourselves. But for some strange reason, the government and the people chose not to prepare for the future. And today, the rakyat faces the outcome of the decision-making of the government of Malaysia as well as their own lack of awareness.

The cost of food and the cost of other products will also be pushed upwards, creating greater inflation. It will further burden the poor and lower and middle-income groups. Since the government did not take heed of the warnings, they made no effort to improve public transportation. Hence, people will have no choice but to continue using their cars in order to get to their jobs and make ends meet. I am prepared but most of us are not. Today is my birthday but it is not a happy birthday for me.

Kevin P: I was aghast at the above report. Hard cash back to the people is a good idea but to whom? Those who drive small cars and motorcycles? Good actually, but what about those that do not own a car or a motorcycle? Those who have been taking public transportation all this while? What about the truly hardcore poor? I know that they will reveal it all ‘in due course’ but isn’t this method up for abuse? How are they going to manage the list of people that died? Are dead entitled to the cash as well?

Why can't they sell off Proton and liberate the automotive market? Allow people to buy quality and more fuel-efficient cars without costing an arm and a leg. Why? RM56 billiion worth of fuel subsidy is about RM2,074 per Malaysian (regardless of age). They will need to study who are those that have been abusing the subsidies. I am sure most families do not pump even RM4,000 worth of fuel a year. And that is for a family of four who are entitled to RM8,000 in subsidy.

CK Chim: A simple way to alleviate costs for vehicle-owners is to reduce or eliminate road tax and excise duty instead of sending postal orders etc and creating an administrative nightmare for everyone. Whether one resorts to cash payments or whatever, its not a permanent solution as these will lead to a worsening traffic situation on highways and pollution to the environment.

There has been a lot of talk about the sad condition of our public transport system in major towns and cities. Do we realise that one of the main reasons for this is the promotion and proliferation of small vehicles? With a further move towards small vehicles (as people find it cheaper to own small vehicles), the public transport operators will not find it viable to invest on improving their public transport systems simply because passenger numbers are not growing.

Kenaikan Petrol Paling Tinggi sejak puluhan tahun!

78 sen kenaikan, kini harga petrol biasa...

kalau dulu saya mengisi tank dengan harga RM50, dapatlah 26 liter tapi kini dengan jumlah itu saya hanya dapat 18 liter...

Tank berisi RM50 saya gunakan untuk berulang alik ke tempat kerja atau rumah sejauh 10 kilometer bertahan selama 5 hari...

Sekarang saya rasa ia akan hanya bertahan 3 hari itupun kalau tiada kesesakan...

Macam mana nak hidup?

Apa kerajaan nak buat?

Ekonomi dikatakan melonjak setiap hari tapi apa faedahnya kepada rakyat?

Tol, bila nak hapuskan?

FTA kereta import, boleh ke kurangkan harga kereta?

03 June 2008

From Ground to Grow

After a little bit problems with my blogger account, it's time for me to come back with my new blog with the same URL. i wish this gonna be milestone to something...