Rafizi Ramli letak jawatan Ketua Eksekutif Penasihat Ekonomi Selangor

Rafizi Ramli melalui laman Tweeter mengesahkan berita perletakan jawatan beliau sebagai Ketua Eksekutif Penasihat Ekonomi Selangor. Keputusan ini memang mengejutkan banyak pihak tetapi sudah tentu sebagai orang yang bijak seperti beliau, ini pastilah yang terbaik untuk Rafizi Ramli.

Menurut beliau, melakukan dua kerja serentak memang mencabar dan berhajat hendak berehat sepanjang bulan Ramadhan ini. Memanglah kerja yang disandang oleh beliau ini memang mencabar. Rehatkan diri sekali sekala baik untuk kesihatan. :)

Kita tengok bagaimana blogger-blogger UMNO mengeksploitasikan berita ini untuk kepentingan politik mereka. 

Rakyat Indonesia sanggup berperang kerana Tarian dan Gendang Mandailing?

Kedutaan Malaysia kena serang oleh rakyat Indonesia - Salahkan RAIS YATIM sebelum salahkan Indonesians.

Seme neh pasal Rais Yatim. Korang baca dulu kat bawah neh punca kenapa Indonesia meroyan marahkan kita lagi. Aku dah tak ingat berapa kali dah si indonesia meroyan bagai atas isu remeh temeh tetapi aku betul2 bengkek dengan sikap Rais Yatim yang cuai nak mampos.

Bukan lah perkara baru bagi kita seme bahawa rakyat indonesia neh majoritinya kebudak2kan. Boleh dibuktikan melalui tingkah laku mereka di facebook. Islam sana islam sini lepas tue dok maki hamun orang.

Yang aku bengkek sangat tue, dah tahu budaya tue orang sana punya yang ko sibuk nak ambik kenapa? Dah sengkek budaya ke apa di malaysia neh? Dah takde ke budaya kita yang boleh dijadikan warisan ek? Hey, kita ada beratus jenis budaya lah. Promote jek mana2 yang memang sah milik kita.

Buat apa kita amek orang punya? Dah takde maruah ke selepas kena keji, maki dan hina berkali2? Tak rasa malu ke ko Rais Yatim? Awat tak daftar sekali poco2 kesayangan rosmah mansur tue sekali? Register sekali dengan dangdut. Confirm berperang dua negara neh.

Almaklumlah pasal tarian dan budaya pun orang sana boleh melompat2 nak lancar perang kan. Benda remeh cam neh pun kecoh siap nak berjihad bagai. Ada ke orang nak berjihad pasal perebutan tarian? Tak pernah aku dengar pun. Bodoh gile.

Sebenarnya bukanlah aku tak patriotik apa seme. Aku pun bengang dan marah gak bila geng2 indonesia mai meroyan kat seme page2 pro malaysia. Tapi ikut situasi gak lah kan. Dalam kes neh terbukti di rais yatim cari pasal dulu. Sama macam kes tourism malaysia. Cari pasal sebab tak fikir sensitiviti orang lain.

Kerajaan bien dah pernah buat salah sekali itu. Under tourism malaysia. Time tue kita dah terlebih2 patut be alerted. Tapi nampaknya BN tak belajar apa2 pun dari kesilapan yang lepas. Depa buat lagi kali neh.

Walaupun kita dah minta maaf, tapi kemon larh. Sikap buruk media depa di samping perangai kebudak2kan orang sana, jangan hadap depa nak maafkan kerajaan bien sama macam kes dulu. Kali neh dorang bertambah satu lagi sebab nak mengelar2 kita maling. Eeeee geram betul aku.

Tak dinafikan disebabkan tue aku agak annoying dengan sikap rakyat indonesia yang suka berkira. Orang dah minta maaf pun nak mengamok sakan lagi. Cam buat salah besar plak. Celaka betul.

Lepas tue kan, bila dorang yang buat salah, then kita dakwa ikut undang2, kerajaan depa punya lah paksa kerajaan kita suruh lepaskan nelayan2 depa yang menceroboh masuk ke perairan kita.

Dalam keterpaksaan akhirnya kerajaan kita akur dan langgar undang2 sendiri. Aku memang pandang rendah pada kelembikkan bien. Terus terang aku cakap. Dalam pada dok kutuk2 indonesia mundur apa seme tapi bila kena gertak sikit terus jek ko akur. Ini ko nak banggakan sangat ka bien?

Dan bila nelayan2 kita tak menceroboh pun perairan depa kan, nelayan2 kita kena tangkap apa seme. Siap minta wang pembebasan lagi. Bagi aku itu namanya wang tebusan. Kerajaan indonesia main kotor dan balas dendam dengan cara yang amat biadap dan keji.

Macam tue nak respect kerajaan indonesia? Toksah lah weh. Respect orang pun ada limit nya. Takan sampai kena pijak kepala pula kan? Cam takde maruah pula kita disini. Sebab tue aku seboleh2 malas nak layan bab2 indonesia neh. Dorang ajek nak menang. Tak pernah nak mengaku salah dan silap.

Dah tahu perangai dorang macam tue ennn ehh.. boleh plak rais yatim cuit emosi dorang lagi? Lainkali siasat dulu arh. Jangan main meroyan jek cakap itu neh. Disebabkan mulut ko lah kami kena maki lagi. Kalau direct maki ko jek aku satusen tak heran.

Tapi aku fack gile bila maki2 sebut nama malaysia sebagai maling. Payah nak bertempur dengan depa kat dunia online sebab dorang ramai. Tengoklah bilangan penduduk mereka berapa kan. Memang tak terlawan dari segi jumlah bilangan larh kan.

Dan semalam website FAM kena hack. Atas isu neh larh. Oleh kerana Rais Yatim yang buat pasey, maka dia larh yang kena selesaikan. Meskipun kerajaan kita dah tarikbalik kenyataan tersebut, depa bukan minta maaf. Depa nafikan gitu jek walhal berita bernama terang2 tulis rais yatim nak amek budaya tersebut.

Gile keji. Dah buat salah lepas tue taknak mengaku plak. Mengaku je lah. Minta maaf. Senang sket aku nak bambu indonesia yang emosi tak tentu pasey. Lepas ko minta maaf baru rasa ada maruah nak balon puak2 yang suka melompat atas isu remeh temeh. Cam gud2 plak tarian tue.

Sebenarnya aku tak hadap pun tarian tue. Usah kata tarian tue bahkan aku menyokong andai kerajaan kita haramkan kemasukkan apa2 jenis indonesia kat malaysia neh. Total. Baik tarian, lagu, buku serta filem. Kalau tak bersedia nak berkongsi budaya, so sila berambos. Duduk je terperuk dalam negara ko tue. Habis citer.

Ameno : Pasal tarian pun mao perang ka? -AmenoWorld.blogspot.com

Vacancies in Oil & Gas Industry Kimanis Sabah: Sabah Oil & Gas Contractor Association, Kimanis

JOB TITLE/ POSITION: Vacancies in Oil & Gas Industry
JOB ADS ID: -
NO. OF VACANCY: 300
LOCATION : Kimanis, Sabah
JOB TYPE: -
COMPANY: Sabah Oil & Gas Contractor Association
CLOSING DATE: n.a

Responsibilities:
• Ensure all welding procedures are of the highest quality.
• Ensure all welding is done within procedure specifications and meet daily goals.
• Perform other duties as directed from time to time by the Welding Supervisor and Production Manager, provided that such duties are within the competency of the nominated employee.
• Display at all times behaviour that contribute to a co-operative and successful team

Requirements:
• Candidate must possess at least a Primary/Secondary School/SPM/"O" Level, any field.
• Required language(s): Bahasa Malaysia & English
• At least 3 years of working experience in the Oil & Gas Industry (piping & steel structure works) Applicants must be willing to work in Kimanis, Sabah
• Preferably Non-Executives specializing in Engineering - Mechanical/Automotive or equivalent.
• Must posses CIDB card & relevant welding certificates.
• 300 positions available for:

    - Tig
    - SMAW
    - G6
    - Combination Welder
    - Riggers
    - Semi skilled
    - Helpers
    - Foremen
    - Pipe fitters
    - Welding foremen
    - Pipe fitter foremen
    - Rigger foremen
Interested candidate please email us your application together with your recent photograph to info@sogca.com.my or fax to 088-384787 or hand deliver to 8th Floor, Block A, Wisma Kosan, Mile 4.5 Tuaran Road, Likas, 88992 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Another round of betrayal by Sabah Felda?

TAWAU: Can the state government guarantee that no one is making a quick buck on the side from the imminent listing of Felda Global Ventures (FGVH) Bhd?

Posing the question, an opposition parliamentarian here is also demanding that the Barisan Nasional government reveal if there were any other beneficiaries that would emerge from the deal.

Tawau MP Chua Soon Bui also wanted to know how such a move would benefit the Felda settlers in Sabah, and the people at large.

Felda has a 99 year lease on a total of 310,953 acres of land in various states. About 35% or a third of the Felda land involved in the listing is in Sabah.

“The government should be answerable to the people of Sabah when a large chunk of its proceeds (60%) which is contributed by Sabah, will be cashed out without benefiting Sabah and its people,” she said.

Chua said based on the numbers provided by the government the deal was far from transparent.

She said, according to the figures provided, of the RM9.96 billion being raised through the listing “only RM4.46 billions or 40% would accrue to FGVH and the remaining 60% or RM5.5 billion would be cashed out”.

“With the windfall profits due to the 112,635 settlers at RM15,000 each, for a total of RM1.69 billions, the government should clarify to the people its net IPO (initial public offering) of RM4.81 billions,” she said.

Betrayed Sabah settlers

Chua, who is a vice-president of the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), pointed out that Sabah Felda only has 1,647 settlers in a land area of 30,408 acres, which makes up less than 10% of the total 310,953 acres, whereas the rest of 280,543 acres belong to Felda Plantations, which thus raises more proceeds on its IPO.

She reminded that the original aim of setting up Felda in Sabah was to help eradicate poverty in the state.

“Unfortunately, the people of Sabah were shortchanged when Felda decided on Jan 1, 1990 that no more settlers scheme were to be implemented and with less than 10% of its settlers scheme established in Sahabat, Lahad Datu and Kalabakan.

“The people of Sabah felt betrayed because there were more settlers schemes in Peninsular Malaysia,” she said.

She said the listing and cashing in on Felda lands in Sabah would be a double blow and betrayal of trust if the deal was not transparent and those involved in setting it up were not held accountable to the people of Sabah. - FreeMalaysiaToday.Com

Vuross Media from Nothern Region of Sabah

Wendy Patin, Pitas
I was surfing the internet when I came across with a blog post in Matunggungkini.blogspot.com about Vuross Media. What made me so  interested in this particular blog post is about the planning to get the 4 Unduk Ngadaus from the northern region of Sabah namely Kudat, Banggi, and Matunggung to appear on Vuross Media Magazine that soon to be produced by PuruvanJaya. Sdn Bhd.

If this is materalised, it is a good start to promote the magazine. I really think those Unduk Ngadaus from nothern region of Sabah are beautiful, well, that is my personal oppinion after having a look at thier pictures.  Take a look at those pictures above.

Who will buy?

Actually I'm quite excited waiting for the first volume of Vuross Media magazine. I believe the magazine is going to be a blast  and the circulation or potential subcribers is quite big. I was thinking about the number of population in the northern region, the market is there. Imagine if every house has one!


The only big question is what will be the contents of the magazine? May be some stories about social, politics, economy, etc. I'm sure there are many news, issues and stories from this particular area that can be carried by the Vuross Media magazine. As we go along, stories from other part of the world can be included in the magazine. Above all, it is a good move in providing up-to-date information to the people of the north.
Unduk Ngadau from Pitas, Kudat, Matunggung and Banggi
So, bring it on. Can't wait to get the first volume of Vuross Media.

Sabah: Going geothermal

The construction of a geothermal power plant in Sabah has massive potential to boost the Malaysian state’s economy, while paving the way for other major developments in renewable energy.

Located at Apas Kiri, Tawau, the plant – to be developed by Tawau Green Energy (TGE) – will be the first geothermal facility in Malaysia. Phase one of the project was launched in May and is set to finish by 2014. At the end of this first stage, the plant will have a generation capacity of 30 MW, though it is expected to generate more than 10 MW when fully completed.

Hailed as an example of a successful public-private partnership, the project, worth RM480m ($152m), will benefit from RM35m ($11m) in federal grants to cover the costs of developing infrastructure. The funds, which will come from the Private-Public Partnership Unit of the Prime Ministry, will be used for the access road and water treatment plant.

The remainder of the financing will be obtained through a 75:25 debt equity scheme, and TGE is currently in talks with two Malaysian banks to procure the rest of the funding. Earlier in May Continental Energy Corporation, a Canada-based international energy company operating in South-east Asia, purchased a 10% stake in TGE.

TGE already has a buyer for the plant’s production: In November of last year, the company signed a Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement (REPPA) with Sabah Electricity (SESB) to supply 30 MW to SESB’s grid at a fixed rate of RM0.21 ($0.07) per kWh. The 21-year agreement should cover the payback of the debt equity financing and the cost of operations through electricity sales, with TGE anticipating more then RM1bn ($316m) in revenues at the REPPA price.

Indeed, the project is a boon to Sabah’s energy and utilities sectors, which have struggled to meet the state’s electricity demand. At present SESB has enough supply for its consumers, but would not be able to cope in the event of a major breakdown. SESB’s general manager of system operation, Addie Ahmad, told local press that while total generating capacity of 726 MW in the state’s west coast is sufficient to meet current demand of 510 MW, the east coast’s maximum capacity of 292 MW is not adequate to meet demand of 270 MW.

In addition to meeting increasing energy demand, another major draw of geothermal power is that it is less damaging to the environment when compared to other energy sources. It emits little carbon dioxide, very low quantities of sulphur dioxide and no nitrogen dioxide. Its carbon footprint is 65 times smaller than that of coal, 49 times smaller than fossil fuels and 40 times smaller than natural gas.

While the initial costs of developing the steamfield are high, geothermal facilities have low operational costs. Additionally, the project would qualify to receive carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

However, despite its apparent benefits, geothermal power does present a number of drawbacks. For instance, the initial stages of development – which include exploration, production and injection wells – are costly and highly capital intensive, unlike conventional power plants, which require relatively lower capital investment. Also, the payoff for geothermal will not be for another 10 to 11 years, significantly longer than the five or six years required for a conventional plant.

To overcome these hurdles and address the challenge of meeting electricity demand, government at both the state and federal levels have come up with a bevy of programmes and initiatives. According to the SESB’s managing director, Ir Abdul Razak Sallim, 142 projects to expand access to electricity and minimise service disruptions will be implemented this year. Among them are 26 projects to enhance electricity generation capacity, 14 projects for transmission, 94 for distribution and eight “major projects”. Already, the government has allocated some RM276.04m ($87.2m) to improve electricity supply.

At the federal level, for example, a “feed-in tariff” (FiT) has been launched under the Renewable Policy and Action Plan to stimulate the generation of renewable energy up to 30 MW. Firms that harness electricity from eligible indigenous renewable energy sources have the opportunity to sell that electricity to power utilities at a fixed premium price for a specific duration. TGE has applied for a FiT incentive.

Though still in the early stages, the new plant boasts much promise for Sabah’s energy sector. Apart from meeting the state’s growing demand for electricity and helping it diversify away from fossil fuels, the project and others like it should also boost the construction and industry sectors, and contribute to employment.

Going forward, there will also be significant investment opportunities in this sector as much of the technology required – for instance, geothermal drilling technology – are not presently available in Malaysia. As well, there will be opportunities for the research and development of other renewable energy sources, such as biomass – in particular from palm oil waste – and solar power. - Oxford Business Group

SAPP pledges a new beginning for Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) became the first political party to unveil its 13th general election manifesto.

Among the 17 pledges made by the party should it form the government is a Sabah Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants and a Sabah Identity Card (Sabah IC) for Malaysians of Sabah origin.

The manifesto was tabled by Mohd Noor Mansoor who headed the party’s manifesto committee and later approved by delegates during its biennial delegates’ conference on Sunday.

Mohd Noor said that despite the announcement by the prime minister on the setting up of the royal commission of inquiry (RCI), SAPP was not convinced that it would be able to resolve the problem that had been affecting the people of Sabah for so long.

“How can you say you are setting up the RCI but only investigate the illegal immigrants? What about the PATAI or Pendatang Asing Tapi Ada IC (foreigners but with IC)?” he asked.

He said injustices have been done to the bona fide Malaysians by the presence of illegal immigrants who have been sharing their resources and facilities and also threatening their safety and security.

“SAPP will pursue the setting up of a Sabah Commission of Inquiry on the illegal immigrants by invoking the Inquiry Commissions Enactment 1981 so that the sovereignty of the state and the rights of legitimate Sabahans are upheld,” he said.

Mohd Noor also said that the once SAPP formed the state government, it promised to issue Sabah IC to qualified Malaysians in Sabah and a department would be set up for the purpose.

He said this was in order to safeguard the identity rights of genuine Malaysians of Sabah origin and to differentiate from the dubious document holders.

He said this was entirely within the constitutions of Sabah and Malaysia and that the Sabah IC holders will be entitled to land ownership within the state, trading license, state scholarships, social welfare and other benefits from the state government or its agencies.

Borneonisation, judiciary, scholarships

SAPP also pledged to Malaysians with Sabah IC that it would provide assistance directly to the target groups to eliminate hardcore poverty; to the disabled, elderly, single parents and orphans; while Sabah House in Kuala Lumpur would take on the additional responsibility of providing assistance and counseling to Sabahans working or studying or residing in Peninsular Malaysia.

SAPP also proposed the setting up of a peoples’ welfare trust with the name Amanah Progresif Rakyat Sabah (APRS), which source of funding comes from the oil and gas sector and other sources.

He said citizens of Malaysia who have attained 21 years of age, registered voters residing in Sabah and hold “Sabah ICs” are eligible to receive the cash distribution as and when declared by the Board of Trustees.

SAPP promised that the Anti-Hopping Law would be formulated to deter elected members of the legislative assembly and parliament from switching parties after being elected.

The anti-hop principle was that any elected member who changes party shall be required to resign his/her seat.

The member may submit to the electors by re-contesting the seat concerned. This principle will require amendments to both the state and federal constitutions which SAPP shall pursue, he said.

Other promises were on Borneonisation, review of state-federal relationship and laws, the setting up of a Legislation and Judiciary Native Affairs Department, a RM300 million revolving fund for first-time house buyer (with Sabah IC) and grant lower land premium for developers building low-cost houses.

Under the One-Country-Two-System policy, a SAPP government pledges to allow schools in Sabah to choose to adopt the PPSMI (teaching of science and mathematics in English) and to address the problems relating to the service of the temporary teachers and the shortages of teachers in the vernacular schools.

It also pledged to intensify Yayasan Sabah’s effort in bridging the social disparity by extending assistance in the form of providing hostels in the rural areas especially the remote villages.

It further pledged to disburse scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance for deposits offered by the state government and also Yayasan Sabah fairly and justly to all qualified Malaysians with Sabah ICs among others.

Labuan should be returned

SAPP also proposed that Labuan be returned to Sabah and governed as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) and to be represented by three elected state assemblymen at the Sabah state legislative assembly to complement the existing member of parliament in the federal legislature.

The international financial hub status of Labuan would be maintained and self-administered to enhance its autonomy as an International Offshore Financial Centre (IOFC) while 20% of total oil royalty received by Sabah would be given to Labuan for its self-governance.

He said a SAPP government would also pursue the construction of the Labuan bridge linking Sabah mainland to the island.

Other pledges were on the Social Development, Youth Empowerment, Sabah Heritage, Environment and Sustainability, Sports Development, Women Empowerment, ICT Development and the setting up of a Gaming Commission.

The party also promised that a SAPP government would also push for the setting up of foreign consulates in Sabah such as the Philippine Consulate, the China Consulate and others, he said.

In order to fulfil these promises, he said the Sabah would have to be autonomous through the implementation of a One-Country-Two-Systems rule.- www.freemalaysiatoday.com

Marsha Milan Londoh converts to Islam?

Love story between Marsha Milan Londoh and her boyfriend Mr. Z has surface all over the internet recently. It was reported in Murai.com.my that Marsha Milan Londoh 26, had already took Mr.Z to see her parent in Sabah last December 2010.

This news has sparked the speculation about Marsha Milan Londoh converts to Islam since Mr. Z is a Malay and also a Muslim.

Whether she is going to converts to Islam is her rights. I think we all Sabahan had done our best to put her at where she is now. Yeah.. we spent so much money sending SMS votes for her during the Akademi Fantasia.

According to Murai.com.my, Mr.Z was in Sabah to visit Marsha's family last December 2010 during her birthday party.

Are they going to get married soon? According to Marsha, the two of them do not have any planning into it yet but she said that she prefer Malay guy.

So the news about Marsha Milan Londoh converts to Islam is still just a rumors. Let us not to talk too much about it for the time being.

Luke Magnotta a Cannibal suspect arrested while googling himself

The 29-year-old Canadian suspected of a gruesome murder act, which involved dismembering body parts and eating the flesh of his ex-gay lover , was arrested.

The Sun reported that he was nabbled in Berlin while googling news reports about himself, following a tip-off by an cafe employee.

Witnesses said Luke Magnotta, wanted by Interpol, was wearing sunglasses and a black hooded jacket, was surfing the internet, checking email messages and on an online war- gaming site.

Police said he did not resist arrest.

When an officer asked, “Are you the wanted man?”

Magnotta allegedly replied: “Yes, that’s me.”

The arrest brought to an end an international trawl spanning thousands of miles involving hundreds of police officers across two continents.

Magnotta, a gay-porn actor, is also suspected to be behind a cruel series of kitten-killing videos posted online.

Source: The Sun

Free Color Code Detector Online

I know some of you are trying to configure some coding in your blogger site. I too was having some difficulties in getting my blog post title color to be the same of the ads so that my ads blends perfectly with the looks of my site.

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