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Khamis, 26 Julai 2012

Khamis, Julai 26, 2012

Harga ayam RM11 sekilo di Sandakan!

1. Terdapat desus-desas mengatakan harga ayam meningkat ke RM 11.00 sekilo di Sandakan berbanding RM 8.50 -9.00 sekilo sebelum ini.

2. Peningkatan mendadak ini ada kaitannya dengan bulan puasa ini dan hari raya yang akan datang dan kerana jumlah permintaan yang mendadak meningkat daripada pengguna

3. Persoalannya adakah wajar harga ayam ini dinaikkan sewenang-wenangnya  sedangkan ayam adalah termasuk dalam barangan terkawal?  

4. Kenaikan ini adalah menguntungkan peniaga tetapi ianya membebankan pengguna. Kita hendak tahu sejauh manakah kesungguhan kerajaan membanteras sikap tidak bertanggung jawap peniaga ini?

5.  Rasanya untuk membendung perkara ini semua pihak harus berkerjasama terutamanya pengguna. Jika anda mendapat tahu mana-mana peniaga sesuka hati menaikkan harga barangan terkawal ini anda harus melaporkan kepada pihak berkuasa.

6. Oppss tunggu dulu... ramai mengatakan dah  buat laporan tapi tak ada tindakan. Ada orang makan gaji buta? Orang pemalas ini tidak harus terus berkerja di jabatan kerajaan berkenaan. Mereka juga patut di komplen.

7. Jika anda terserempak, terbeli, terlihat perkara ini laporkan ke Sandakan Consumerism Department Chief, Joe Azmi Jamil di talian 08-9201301 Bersama kita membanteras golongan tidak bertanggungjawap ini.

Isnin, 14 November 2011

Isnin, November 14, 2011

Telenor will buy Bhd soon?

There is some news about Telenor from Norway will increase its stakes in local telecommunication firm Bhd. The move  resulting Bhd changes of ownership to Telenor. Telenor which is currently owns 49 percent  of Bhd.

If the move to increase Telenor stake in DiGi.Com Bhd is materialized, then Bhd is no longer a Malaysian company.

As a DiGi user, I'm pretty concern about this. Hopefully everything going to be fine or even better after this.

Telenor Talks with Malaysia´s Government about Ownership of
Norway's Telenor ASA is in talks with Malaysia's government about raising its stake in local telecommunications firm DiGi.Com Bhd , Telenor's Asia chief said in an interview with the Business Times newspaper published on November 11 2011.

Telenor used to own 61 percent of DiGi but sold a 10.2 percent stake to Time DotCom Bhd in 2007 for 1.61 billion ringgit ($510.9 million), to comply with the government's foreign shareholding rule. Telenor now owns 49 percent of DiGi.

"In all the meetings with the government, we are asking: When will the telecommunications industry be liberalised or when will they take up the threshold for foreign ownership?" Telenor Asia chief executive officer Sigve Brekke said in the interview.

"We always urged the government to reconsider the ceiling for foreign ownership, and if that ever happens, we would then be considering if we should increase our stake," said Brekke.

Khamis, 6 Oktober 2011

Khamis, Oktober 06, 2011

Is Google Adsense available for Africa?

The answer is YES! Provided that your blog or website is in English language. Since Google Adsense is not yet available in any African languages, you will have to run or blog or webpages in English language to make money with Adsense in Africa.

To prove that African may earn online income from Adsense here is a story from a person from African who manage to make money online with Adsense in Africa. And I visited his blog frequently, he wrote all his blog post in English.

Is Google Adsense working for Africa
By Oluniyi D. Ajao -www.
I joined the Google Adsense as way back as 2004 and have been earning some residual income from that publisher program since then. I currently reside in a West African country and I consider myself qualified to comment on a blog post by Mambe Nanje Churchill, a Cameroonian IT enterpreneur: “Google Adsense is not working in Africa“.

Mambe complains about the fact that he has earned only $2 per week from Google Adsense and is of the opinion that Google is biased towards residents of African countries in the sense that they earn less, when compared to their counterparts in the United States of America. He is right, but only to an extent. There are several factors that determine how much one earns from Google Adsense and the geographical location of the website users is one of the determining factors. I’d explain in clear terms: A website that has US residents as its core audience will have several more ads to display and more revenue per ad click than a website that has residents of Cameroon as its core audience even if they both have the same number of website visitors and same number of ad clicks. I do not have any reason to agree to the suggestion that the location of a website owner is factored into the earnings from Adsense.

It could be difficult for a website owner living in Cameroon to attract a core US audience. Since the content is more likely to be directly related to Cameroon, it is more likely the website will have a Cameroonian core audience. Logically, such a website cannot attract as many adverts from Google Adsense and even the ads that appear will fetch less earnings as compared to a website that has a core US audience. This imbalance is not determined by Google, but by the market forces from within their Google Adwords program. There is a high number of Google Adwords adveritisers who would only target a local audience. The number of advertisers targetting the USA is high, and so are those ad rates. Many e-businesses advertising via Google Adwords would rather target residents of USA, Canada, western Europe, Japan, Australia and other rich economies since they are more likely to earn a high return-on-investment. Any savvy advertiser will only target a global audience or any particular countries when there is a strong reason to do so.

This talk about the location of the website users is not as important as the amount of daily traffic a website generates. Thus, a website with only 10 daily visitors cannot generate much revenue by way of Google Adsense even if all users were in the USA, Nigeria, or any other country. There are several other factors that determine one’s earnings from Google Adsense but I am limiting this blog post to the ones relevant to this discussion: publisher location and traffic.

Google Adsense still stands out as one of the best means of monetizing a website as of today – whether for news/feature publishers, e-commerce stores owners, bloggers etc, the potential for a huge income still remains but one must do things right to earn high.

Selasa, 26 Julai 2011

Selasa, Julai 26, 2011

Malaysia Latest Coin

Malaysia new coinKUALA LUMPUR: New user-friendly Malaysian coins that are smaller and lighter will be available for circulation from early next year.

The coins, third in a series minted thus far, will replace the current series which is 20 years old.

They will be issued in the denominations of five sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen.
Sparkling new: The newly-minted coin series that will be circulated starting next year.

Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the yellow- and silver-coloured coins with designs along their edges would make it easier for the public and especially the visually impaired to differentiate between the different denominations.

The new coins also have more security features like latent images and indentations to make counterfeiting more difficult, she said.

Bank Negara yesterday launched commemorative coin sets to mark the new series of coins.

A total of 500,000 sets of the commemorative coins comprising all the denominations in special packaging are available for RM10.

“The new coins are legal tender and will co-circulate with the existing series.

“The existing series will be gradually phased out,” Dr Zeti said when launching the commemorative coins.
Dr Zeti holding the commemorative coin set.

She said although the new coins would only go into general circulation from next year, the bank would start selling the commemorative coins from today at its headquarters here and at all its branches in Penang, Johor Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

The bank is also working with financial institutions, businesses and cash-handling vendors to ensure a smooth transition, she said.

The six-month notice would also enable coin-machine operators to recalibrate their machines to accept both new and old coins.

“To raise awareness about the new coins, we will also run nationwide education programmes together with the release of the commemorative coins,” she said.

She added that phasing out the old coins would start next year.

She said the coins were designed by a Malaysian and wholly minted by Bank Negara's mint in Malaysia.

“The coin's design draws inspiration from the distinct elements that define Malaysian heritage and culture.

“The theme Distinctly Malaysia' features motifs like the jasmine and hibiscus flowers and weaving patterns of the indigenous people,” Dr Zeti said.

The motif for the five-sen, 10-sen and 20-sen denominations feature 14 dots representing the 13 states and the Federal Territory, while the motif for the 50-sen coin has five horizontal lines representing the five principles of the Rukun Negara.

By Qishin Tariq, The Star

Isnin, 25 Julai 2011

Isnin, Julai 25, 2011

AirAsia move their headquarters to Jakarta

AirAsia move their headquarters to Jakarta. AirAsia headquartes JakartaAn AirAsia wake-up call to the BN crony-infested business model
Written by Maclean Patrick, Malaysia Chronicle

In what many see as a blow to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s grandoise economic plans to create a high-income nation, AirAsia’s decision to move their headquarters to Jakarta may spell the acceleration of an exodus of businesses out of Malaysia, though not many will be as big or as shiny a jewel in the crown as the homespun low-cost air carrier.

When interviewed by the media, Tony Fernandes was rather guarded in his comments as to why Jakarta was picked. But the AirAsia group chief executive, confirmed the decision in Tokyo, saying the move is an effort to upgrade his company’s image as a regional Southeast Asian airline rather than just a Malaysian carrier.

Fernandes characterized the move as a simple business decision to take advantage of Indonesia’s vastly larger economy and population. This is nearly 10 times that of Malaysia’s, although Malaysian annual per-capita gross domestic product of US$14,700 by purchasing power parity is much higher than Indonesia’s US$4,200.

However, the sheer size of the country's populace means that the Indonesian economy is at towering US$1.03 trillion versus Malaysia's US$414.4 billion, based on estimates in the CIA Factbook for 2010.

Business is business

Business is business and Fernandes' decision seems timely. For years, AirAsia has been battling for more rights to fly in Malaysian air-space with the government-backed MAS jealously throwing obstacles in its way. But again, in business, this is to be expected.

Even so, every decision to fly within Malaysia has to be scrutinized by the government, often-times favoring MAS and at AirAsia's expense. It is a small miracle that Fernandes has stuck this long with Malaysia, so when opportunity knocks, it is not unfitting for AirAsia to put aside sentimental feelings and allow good business sense to take charge.

AirAsia may well among the more visible Malaysian brands besides the state-owned energy giant Petronas to have made an international impact – and Petronas gets its profile by advertising extensively during Formula 1 races and by sponsoring a car – which Fernandes does as well. Launched in 2002 as a regional no-frills carrier with just two planes, AirAsia now flies 93 planes all over Asia. In addition, a long-haul service, AirAsia X, flies to Europe, Japan and Korea. The company earlier ordered 300 Airbus expand its routes across Asia and beyond.

Despite being a homegrown Malaysian start-up, Fernandes has had to contend with bias - yes, racial bias of not being tied to an UMNO crony. Malaysia's business circles are largely controlled by the UMNO-led government. This form of control by the government playing favourites is irritating, degrading and most of all makes Malaysia uncompetitive. It can only hinder firms from becoming the best in the region or even the world, and Air Asia is no different.

Asked why he chose to move the fast-growing airline’s principal corporate base to Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur, Fernandes said: “Asean is based in Jakarta, and Indonesia will be the largest economy in ASEAN in time to come. And I like it there."

Riding on a resurgent Indonesia
According to AirAsia, the move is also a bid to take advantage of access to the ASEAN secretariat, which is based in Jakarta, ahead of an open skies agreement expected to go into effect in 2015 and which is designed to lower barriers for air travel between the region’s capitals.

The Indonesia National Air Carriers Association forecasts passenger growth at 10 percent to 15 percent this year. Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency reported that domestic air traffic grew 22 percent to 53.4 million passengers in 2010 on growing demand from the middle class for domestic flights. That is higher than the 9 percent average increase recorded by Asia-Pacific carriers, according to data from the International Air Transport Association.

Indonesia’s economy is also poised to grow and with it a growing interest in domestic low-cost airlines which will benefit AirAsia. However, local customer confidence in its own low-cost carrier has been hampered by poor maintenance, which has led to some of the worst airline crashes in Indonesian history.

AirAsia, with their service record, has a good chance to win people over; the potential for profit on just the Indonesian domestic routes alone, would grow AirAsia’s profits in folds. Yet, AirAsia’s move to Indonesia is the story of most Malaysian start-ups that have had to diversify and move operations out of the country just to see their businesses grow due to the suppressive conditions at home.

There was also Genting

Another Malaysian start-up and successfull business entity is Genting Berhad, which has a market capitalisation of US$13.6 billion as of 31 May 2011, making it the leading Malaysian corporation to date. Fearing a shift to Islamic puritanism in the 1990s and it’s affects on his Genting Highland’s operations, Lim Goh Tong, the late company founder, diversified Genting Berhad’s business ventures.

From its initial leisure and hospitality activities, the Genting Group has since expanded and diversified into other activities including plantations, properties, power generation, oil and gas, e-commerce and the development of information technology.

Genting Group is the founder of Star Cruises the third largest cruise liner company in the world and largest cruise liner in Asia and its headquarter is based in Hong Kong. As of December 31, 2010 Genting Malaysia now owns the the largest number of casinos in the UK with 46 casinos. Lim’s business empire have interests in Singapore, United Kingdom, Philippines, USA and Australia.

The feared curbs on the Genting Highlands' expansion never came to pass, but Lim's relationship with the government was odd. He was forced to renew his business licence every three months, while the sin of gambling was constantly denounced in the run-up to every election.

In other words, Lim had to live in fear his business empire could be closed down any day and any time the religious extremists in UMNO decided to do so. His son, Kok Thay is now in charge and has diversified the Genting franchise beyond recognition into Singapore, Europe and US.

Before Genting, there was sugar-King Robert Kuok who reinvested his money in Hong Kong and China in the 1980s. Even the YTL group has diversified the eggs in its baskets by acquiring stakes in utilities in the UK, Singapore and other parts of the world.

Not that AirAsia, Genting, Robert Kuok or YTL have not benefited from the BN model. For example, Robert Kuok and YTL's Francis Yeoh are frequently reported as being close to former premier Mahathir Mohamad and Genting got its first break from Tunku Andul Rahman, the first prime minister. But in the case of Genting and Kuok, their overseas success is very much their own effort and overshadow their Malaysian assets.

Ineffective GTP, ETP

Najib, for all his grand-sounding Economic Transformation Programmes, would do well to study what makes true businesses work. It is not wild pie-in-the sky figures that scare potential investors at the mere mention of the zeroes involved in his grandoise plans but sheer savvy and enormous hard work.

There is also such a thing called level-playing-field and rewards based on merit, rather than, "I help you, you help me". If Najib wants to spout such philosophies, he would do better to the treasurer of a community hall in a remote village collecting rents for the badminton court and ping-pong tables, rather than be the Finance minister of Malaysia.

In bid business - without corruption that is - recognition must be given to the best talent, to best bid and to the most productive venture. As the Robert Kuoks, Gentings and AirAsias fly off for greener and fairer pastures, the BN's Government Transformation Programme is still stuck and left to languish amid regret for not being able to retain Malaysian start-ups destined for global glory because of its fatal mistake of over-politicising business.

Source- Malaysia Chronicle

Sabtu, 12 Mac 2011

Sabtu, Mac 12, 2011

Malaysian Corridor Magazine

I went to Sabah Trade Centre (STC) a building where the KKIP offices are located. The building is sandwiched in between Wisma Perindustrian building and Likas Square.

There is BIMP-EAGA expo goinMalaysian Corridor Magazineg on at the moment in STC which, I think you should go and take a stroll to those exhibition booths from Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei and Indonesia. There are many interesting products for you to buy or to sign up as a dealer or marketing agent in Malaysia. Yes, they are looking for dealers and marketing agents.

The BIMP-EAGA expo will be there from today until 15th March 2011 from 10.00 am - 8.00 pm.

On the way to the exhibition hall there is two gentlemens distributing flyers to the coming visitors. I received one of the flyer of course but didn't take a look at it until a few minutes ago.

And do you know what is that flier all about? It is about Malaysia Corridor Magazine. Since we have so many corridors in Malaysia, I think that is the reason why Corridor Development Corporation (CDC) launched its Malaysian Corridor Magazine to be their channel to inform us the general public about the progress of those development corridors in Malaysia.

I took a second look at the flyer and I noticed that it is actually not free but should you need it, it will cost you RM10.00.

Oh wow! RM10.00 sounds so expensive for a magazine that publishes something we don't really understand. Seriously, up until now, I still don't understand the real purposes of those corridors other than it is just a tools to spend the people money.

We have one corridor in Sabah and it was launched years ago if I'm not mistaken, but you probably would agree with me if I say, the said corridor has not done anything good to the people of Sabah, since many people still don't get what it was.

But I'm sure since it was launched, huge amount of people money has been spent on it and the amount will just keep increasing in the coming years.

Again, Malaysian Corridor Magazine is on sale now. If you are interested to know more about our corridors in Malaysia, I think this is a magazine you should have.

According to the flyer, the price of the magazine was originally RM12.00 but discounted to RM10.00

Where to buy it? I don't know. They just put their headquarters office address here.

Tingkat 14, Wisma Sin Heap Lee,
No. 346, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-2166 7660 / 3660 / 6657
Fax: 03-2166 2660

Khamis, 26 November 2009

Khamis, November 26, 2009

Syarat Pinjaman TEKUN Mudah Lulus Online

Syarat Pinjaman TEKUN Mudah Lulus online. Here is some good news to those who are seeking loan to start a new business or business expansion. TEKUN Nasional is providing loans or Pembiayaan Mikro to those who are interested.

The amount of loan offered is between RM 500.00 – RM 50, 000.00 and the process to apply for the loan is simple and fast.
syarat pinjaman tekun mudah lulus online dan semakan status pinjaman tekun

Repayment for the loan is from 1 month to 5 years subject to the amount of your loan. A processing fee of 4% will be charge after the loan is approved.

So what are the requirements to apply for the loan?

1. You must be a Bumiputera and 18 – 65 years old
2. You are to submit a complete and comprehensive business proposal
3. Business documents
4. Location or business premise
5. You must do it full time. Part-timer will not be entertained

What kind of business that you can do?

Manufacturing, grocery shop, services, agriculture, animal husbandry business, construction, wholesales, tourism and recreation, education and transportation.

The info about Syarat Pinjaman TEKUN Mudah Lulus online somehow useful to you. If your are interested and to get more information, they have a branch office in Kota Kinabalu, Ground Floor (next to Tang Dynasty Hotel), Wawasan Plaza, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Their website is Pay them a visit today.

Rabu, 1 Julai 2009

Rabu, Julai 01, 2009

The Rungus Long House

I've been looking around for a blog owned by Rungus that talks about Rungus long house. There is none and I don't think anyone from Rungus bloggers will ever make a blog post about Rungus long house.

I wonder why?

Actually I want to write something about Rungus long house but I don't have the materials especially some good pictures to make the post more interesting.

It is my bad really. I should spend several hundreds ringgit to go back to Sabah, to visit the long house to take some good pictures and write about it.

I think today is my lucky day. I stumbled upon a blog that talks about Rungus long house. I wish to convey my sincere appreciation to Honeylemon for his/her efforts to write about Rungus long house and to promote this forgotten Rungus treasurer to the world. Thank you very much Honeylemon.

I wonder if he is a Rungus.

Sometimes ago, I stumbled upon a news report published in the Daily Express entitled "Rungus are exploited by tour firms". A good friend of mine, Mr. Thomas Arinjamal Mojingal told the reporters that the Rungus entrepreneur (long house operators) is at the losing end. But why?

According to him, The manager of a longhouse told him that he is at the losing end. He can't operate the business himself all because he does not possess a necessary license. Seriously why can't they get the appropriate license? I know there is a license available and they just have to go and apply for it. I really don't have a good answer for this. Perhaps if some of you know how to apply for those license please share the information here.

The long house manager revealed that certain tour agency charged as much as US$4,000 (RM16,000) per tour package for 12 persons from overseas (United States, Australia, etc) to Sabah covering two or three places of interest.

This includes an overnight homestay at the Rungus longhouse in Matunggong, complete with a tour guide and cultural entertainment. However, the Rungus Long house Committee (formed under the Village Security & Development Committee or JKKK) was only paid a measly RM90 per head @ RM 1080.00 for the programme at the longhouse for everything, he said.

So the long house is earning RM 1080.00 @ 12 persons. I really think that this is not a very bad figure although I support the idea that they deserve to earn more. What is the problem here?

I went to stay overnight at one of the longhouse and I have seen what the long house has to offer. Based on that experience, I think RM 1080.00 for 12 person is quite reasonable. The only thing is that they should do more promotion to attract more visitors. This can help them to increase their income. We should not expect the visitors to spend all their money in the long house. You want more business, you need more people. I think that is a very simple business practices. Business is all about people. During my stay there, I was the only visitor for that particular night.

They should try to link-up with hotels and hostels all over the world. Put up your leaflets, banners, website etc. Do they have a website? I failed to detect any website dedicated to Rungus long house.

They can increase their earning by providing more income generating activities, operated by the long house committee. The long house is located near Bukit Gumantong, why can't they organize a bush walk to the top of Bukit Gumantong to see the sunset, a spectacular view of sunset. Install a giant binocular up there. You can charge the visitors for the trip.

A trip to the beaches in Kg Indarason Laut to enjoy the white sandy beach and sunset also can be organize. They can charge the visitors for it as well. The transport charge, the rental for snorkeling gears, selling food and soft drinks can be a good additional income for them also.

I appreciate the effort taken by my good friend Mr. Arinjamal Mojingal to highlight the issue but I really do not think that this is the real issue here. I am of the opinion that the real issue here is about our creativity to make the long house business more profitable. Mr. Arinjamal Mojinggal should know this fact better since he has a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

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