Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What About Now Cover


What about now cover... how to play this song.

Lyrics and guitar chords / tablature What About Now by Daughtry

Am Em
Shadows fill an empty heart

As love is fading.
Am Em
For all the things that we are,
We are not saying.
Am Em
Can we see beyond the scars
And make it to the dawn?


Am Em
Change the colors of the sky.
And open up to
Am Em
The ways you made me feel alive,
The ways I loved you.
Am Em
For all the things that never died,
F#
To make it through the night,
G
Love will find you.

C
What about now?
C/B Am
What about today?
G F E D
What if you're making me all that I was meant to be?
C C/B Am
What if our love never went away?
G F E D
What if it's lost behind words we could never find?
C C/B Am
Baby, before it's too late,
What about now?

The rest of the song follows the same progression

Monday, December 29, 2008

Permodalan Nasional Berhad Scholarship

Permodalan Nasional Berhad Scholarship

As part of our commitment to develop a pool of highly qualified and competent Bumiputera as well as raise the level of competency of our human resources, we provide scholarships to the public and our staff members and their children.

1) Staff Sponsorship Programme
Under this programme we sponsor our staff members and their children for qualification upgrading and professional enhancement which includes Master in Business Administration, Chartered Financial Analyst, Bachelor of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Diploma in Financial Markets and Certified Financial Planner.


2) Scholarship for Children of Staff Members
We also provide scholarship for children of our staff members who have secured places for Matriculation, Diploma and Bachelor Degree programmes at local public or private institutions of higher learning.

3) Overseas Scholarship
We offer scholarships to Bumiputera who obtain excellent results in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia to pursue tertiary education at selected foreign universities in disciplines related to our business such as Finance and Investment, Accountancy, Economics, Law, Information & Communication Technology, and Engineering.

Prior to entry into universities, these scholars are required to undergo a two-year A-Level programme or other preparatory programmes as determined by PNB.

Note: Please refer to website for application procedures.

Source: www.pnb.com.my

ECM Libra Foundation (Loan/Scholarship)

ECM Libra Foundation (Loan/Scholarship)

The ECM Libra Foundation is funded by the Founders of ECM Libra to provide underprivileged and deserving Malaysian students with financial assistance for education. The Foundation is committed to helping needy students obtain a higher education regardless of race, religion or creed.

Financial Assistance Program offered by the Foundation
The ECM Libra Foundation invites applications from eligible Malaysian students for its Study Loan and Scholarship Program 2006.

The program provides study loans to eligible applicants. Scholarship grants are awarded on an exceptional basis.

Eligibility
Applicants must:
• be Malaysian citizens;
• prove eligibility for financial assistance, as means testing will be strictly applied;
• have good academic record and be active in extra curricular activities;
• have gained admission into an approved local college or university for a professional or vocational course.

Types of Awards
Study loans or, only in very exceptional cases, scholarships.

Application Procedure
Please refer to website to download application forms.

Completed application forms with all the required documents must be returned to the address stated below and marked either “Study Loan Application” or “Scholarship Application” at the top left-hand corner of an A4 size envelope.

The Executive Secretary
ECM Libra Foundation
8A Floor, Wisma Genting
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Note: only short-listed candidates will be notified

Source: http://www.ecmlibrafoundation.com/

Chang Ming Thien Foundation (MCA Education Loan)

Chang Ming Thien Foundation

When the Foundation officially commenced its operations in 2004,a total of RM 3 million was allocated for the first batch of 240 students for higher education in local and overseas institutions of higher learning. Due to good response, the foundation approved interest-free study loans for 301 students in 2005 totaling RM3.82 million. Each successful applicant was given a loan of RM4,000 per year. They are to repay the loan after 4 months of their graduation for the term of 5 years.

Being an apolitical establishment, the criteria guideline for the loan application of the fund are students from the poor families with good results regardless of race to undertake further studies abroad such as Taiwan, Ukraine, Russia, China, Australia, Singapore, USA, Canada, Indonesia and New Zealand etc.

INVITATION FOR APPLICATION OF STUDY LOANS
Applications for study loans are invited for consideration by the Foundation.

Eligibility

1. An applicant shall be a Malaysian citizen of 18 years or above;

2. An applicant shall have gained admission into a local or overseas institution of higher learning approved and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, the National Accreditation Board (LAN), the Public Services Department, or the Foundation to pursue an undergraduate course or above approved by the Foundation ; and

3. The Application shall be supported by relevant documents including proof of financial constraints.

Application

1. The application shall be made in the form prescribed by the Foundation and subject to its Regulations. The application form and Regulations can be obtained from the Foundation Secretariat at MCA Headquarters, 9th Floor, Wisma MCA, 163 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Tel : 03-2161 6517 Fax : 03-2164 4227 E-mail : doris@kojadi.com.my.

2. To download the application form, kindly click here.

3. To download the Loan application procedure, kindly click here.

4. The duly completed application form together with the requisite documents shall be submitted to the Board Secretariat before 20 August 2007.

The Board of Trustees,
Chang Ming Thien Foundation
25 July 2007

Source: http://www.mca.org.my/

Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) Covertible Loan

Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) Covertible Loan

Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) invites qualified Malaysians to apply for educational assistance in the form of covertible loans to pursue Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) programmes for the June 2008 intake.

Benefits

a) Full Loan (Family income not exceeding RM5000)
- Tuition Fee
- Stipend (RM6000 per annum)
- Book allowance (RM600 per annume)


b) Partal Loan (Family income exceeding RM5000)
- Tuition Fee
- Book allowance (RM600 per annum)

Application

Please refer to the website for online applications and closing dates

Source: http://www.tnb.com.my/

Yayasan Selangor Education Loan (Selangor Foundation)

Yayasan Selangor Education Loan (Selangor Foundation)

Yayasan Selangor Education Loan was introduced in 1984 to aid the Selangor students in furthering their studies to local and overseas institution of higher learning.

Currently, the Yayasan Selangor Education Loan focuses on sponsoring students in local public and private institutions of higher learning for Certificate, Diploma and First Degree levels.
Yayasan Selangor will advertise before the offer for education loan is opened. Application forms can be obtained from the Yayasan Selangor Headquarters Office in Petaling Jaya.

Requirements:
- Applicant/Mother/Father born in Selangor state
- Residents of more than 10 years can be considered
- Applicant has obtained a full time offer in public institution of higher learning, INPENS International College, UNISEL, IKYS or KUIS.
- Applicant is not receiving any sponsorship or financial aid from other sponsoring bodies
- Priority is given to applicant from family with low income

Application Process:
- Advertisement for the education loan offer is in the month of January and July every year.
- Release of application forms
- Interview
- Offer and signing of agreement
- The loan is paid to the Education Institution's Treasurer or directly to the applicants

Education Loan Rate
a) Local Public Institution of Higher Learning
- Certificate: RM 2,000 - RM 3,000 per year
- Diploma: RM 3,000 - RM 4,000 per year
- Degree: RM 4,500 - RM 7000 per year

b) Institusi Kemahiran Yayasan Selangor, Unisel, Inpens & Kuis
- Certificate: RM 3,500 – 5,000 per year
- Diploma: RM 5,000 – RM 6,000 per year
- Degree: RM 5,000 - RM 8,000 per year

Source: http://www.yayasanselangor.org.my/

Perak Higher Education Loan (Pinjaman Pengajian Tinggi Perak)

Perak Higher Education Loan (Pinjaman Pengajian Tinggi Perak)

REQUIREMENTS FOR PERAK HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN

1. Applicant is a resident of His Majesty Paduka Seri Sultan of Perak
2. Either the applicant, father or mother was born in Perak.
3. Applicants age on 1st Of July currrent year:
3.1 Diploma - not exceeding 26 years old or 41 years old for government servant.
3.2 Degree - not exceeding 36 years old or 41 years old for government servant.

4. Enrolled for full time course in Diploma or Degree
4.1 (Please refer to the list of sponsored institutions)
5. Did not accept any sponsorship/loan from any party.
6. All copy of documents are certified.
7. Incomplete form or/and application after closing date will automatically be rejected.
8. In the case you did not receive any notifications after 3 months of the closing, your application is considered to be unsuccessful.
9. Printed forms or Original Form should be submitted before the closing date to:

Setiausaha,
Lembaga Kumpulan Wang Biasiswa / Pinjaman
d/a Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri,
Bahagian Pentadbiran dan Kewangan,
Aras 3, Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan,
Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab,
30100 Ipoh,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.

LIST OF RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

Applicants will have to submit certified copy of documents as below:

1. Copy of applicant, the father and mother's Birth Certificate.
2. Copy of Admission Offer from Universities/ Institutions for applicants whom already had the offer or currently studying. SPM freshies will only have to submit this document after accepting the offer.
3. Copy of School Graduation Certificate and Testimonial.
4. Copy of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia / Sijil Pelajaran Vokasional (SPMV)
5. Copy of Salinan Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) .(if relevant).
6. Copy of Salinan Sijil Institusi Pengajian Tinggi.(if relevant).
7. Copy of Matriculation Certificate / Science Stream from each semester.(if relevant).
8. Copy of Examination Results for each academic year.(if relevant).
9. Copy of Citizenship Certificate and any related documents.

SPONSORED INSTITUTION NAME

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
KOLEJ ISLAM DARUL RIDZUAN
KOLEJ TAFE
KOLEJ TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN
MANAGEMENT AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY(MSU)
POLITEKNIK SEBERANG PERAI
POLITEKNIK DUNGUN
POLITEKNIK JOHOR BAHRU
POLITEKNIK KOTA BHARU
POLITEKNIK KULIM
POLITEKNIK MERLIMAU
POLITEKNIK PERLIS
POLITEKNIK PORT DICKSON
POLITEKNIK SABAH
POLITEKNIK SABAK BERNAM SELANGOR
POLITEKNIK SHAH ALAM
POLITEKNIK SULTAN ABD HALIM MUADZAM SHAH
POLITEKNIK SULTAN HJ. AHMAD SHAH
POLITEKNIK TANJONG MALIM
POLITEKNIK UNGKU OMAR
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, PERAK
UNIVERSITI AL-AZHAR
UNIVERSITI DARUL IMAN
UNIVERSITI ISLAM ANTARABANGSA
UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
UNIVERSITI MALAYA
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PAHANG
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK
UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU
UNIVERSITI OF JORDAN
UNIVERSITI PENDIDIKAN SULTAN IDRIS
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA SARAWAK
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA SERDANG
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA TERENGGANU
UNIVERSITI SAINS ISLAM MALAYSIA
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA KELANTAN
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, NIBONG TEBAL
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, PERAK
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, PULAU PINANG
UNIVERSITI TEKNIKAL MALAYSIA MELAKA
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA KEDAH
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA, K.L
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA, PAHANG
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA, SKUDAI
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA , JOHOR
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA , KELANTAN
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA , PAHANG
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA , PERLIS
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA , TERENGGANU
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA ,KUALA PILAH.
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, KEDAH
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MELAKA
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, PERAK
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, PULAU PINANG
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, SABAH
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, SARAWAK
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, SHAH ALAM
UNIVERSITI TUN ABDUL RAZAK
UNIVERSITI TUN HUSSEIN ONN
UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN
UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA, PAHANG

Source: http://biasiswa.perak.gov.my/

Kedah Higher Education Loan (Pinjaman Pelajaran Tinggi Kedah)

Kedah Higher Education Loan (Pinjaman Pelajaran Tinggi Kedah)
by Lembaga Biasiswa Negeri Kedah (LBNK)

ELIGIBILITY

- Applicant is born in Kedah State or one of the parents (Father or Mother) is born in Kedah State.
- Received an offer from a LOCAL institution

- FULL TIME studies for the level of certificate, diploma, first degree, masters and PhD.

- Not receiving any other sponsorship.

- Pursue the studies in the institution of higher learning which is sponsored.

LOAN RATES

- Certificate: RM 2,000.00 per year
- Diploma: RM 3,000.00 per year
- First Degree: RM 5,000.00 per year
- Masters: RM 6,000.00 per year
- PhD: RM 7,500.00 per year

LIST OF SPONSORED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING

- All Public Universities in Malaysia
- All Universiti Teknologi MARA
- All Public Polytechnics in Malaysia
- Kolej Komuniti (Cawangan Kedah Sahaja)
- Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) dahulunya dikenali Institut Agama Islam Negeri Kedah (INSANIAH)
- Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR)
- Universiti Darul Iman (UDM) dahulunya dikenali Kolej Ugama Sultan Zainal Abidin (KUSZA)
- Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UMAP) dahulunya dikenali Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM)
- Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO)
- Kolej Universiti Islam Malaysia (KUIM)
- Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM) dahulunya dikenali Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM)
- Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM)
- ASIAN Institute Of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST)
- Universiti Industri Selangor, Selangor (UNISEL)
- Terengganu Advance Technical Institute, Terengganu (TATI)
- Institut Pertanian, Jabatan Pertanian Malaysia

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

- Application begins from 15 June until 30 July every year
- Application for the year of 2008 will be begin from 15 June 2008
- Application is made online beginning from 2007
- Announcement for the loan application will be made on the newspapers and website
- Students who fulfil the criteria will be considered for the LBNK loan.

Source: http://www.lbnk.gov.my/

Yayasan Sabah Education Loan

Yayasan Sabah Education Loan

Responsible for processing applications for students’ loans every year, publishing all offer letters, monitoring students academic performance, co-ordinating and releasing payment for students.

1. What is Yayasan Sabah Study Loan?

It is financial assistance in loan form offered to students furthering their studies at public and private universities and in ASEAN / Middle East Countries only.

2. What are the courses offered under this study loan programme?

Any courses taken by the students provided those courses are certified by LAN (National Accreditation Board).

3. Loan Amount ( within the country and overseas):

• LOAN (within the country)
Public Universities:
- Diploma: -RM4,000.00
- First degree/Advanced Diploma: -RM6000.00
- PhD / Master’s degree: -RM8,000.00
Private Universities
- Diploma and first degree: -RM2,000.00 - RM12,000.00
Outside Campus:
- First degree: -RM4,500.00
- Master’s degree: -RM8,000.00
Kolej Yayasan Sabah:
- Diploma: -RM7,000.00

•LOAN (overseas)
- ASEAN/Middle East: - RM8,000.00 - RM15,000.00

4. How payment is done?

- For public universities, UiTM, Kusza and Polytechnics, payment is made two times in a year. Payment for the first semester in Oct-Dec and second semester in Feb-March.
- For private colleges/outside campus/ASEAN and Middle East, payment is made once a year.
- Payment is only made to student who submitted their exam result slip.

5. When is the Loan Sponsorship offer published?

The loan application form can be obtained at the price of RM3.00 at all Yayasan Sabah Zone’s offices, Yayasan Sabah Kuala Lumpur Branch office and Yayasan Sabah Headquarters Complex, Kota Kinabalu.

6. How to apply and obtain the loan application form?

The loan application form can be obtained with the price of RM3.00 at all Yayasan Sabah Zone’s offices, Yayasan Sabah Kuala Lumpur Branch office and Yayasan Sabah Headquarters Complex, Kota Kinabalu

7. Who is qualified to apply?

- Malaysians born in Sabah
- Either mother or father must be born in Sabah
- Did not get any financial assistance from other sponsorship body

8. Which applicants are given priority during the selection process?

- Students who come from poor family backgrounds
- Students from rural areas
- Students whose parents have many other children that are still schooling
- Orphaned students

9. Selection criteria used by Yayasan Sabah.

- Low income
- Lots of responsibility(children to bear, raise and feed)
- Academic achievement
- Still studying / getting a place at public university
- Courses taken are courses that can guarantee their future

10. What should be done by successful applicants?

- Read and understand the forms attached
- Complete 4 copies of the loan form
- Stamp and chop the loan form for official purposes

All offers for university level will be announced on the radio and published in local dailies in the month of March every year or right after SPM results are announced by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Forms can be obtained at Yayasan Sabah Headquarters Complex or any Yayasan Sabah Zones Administration Offices.

11. When does a lender start to repay the loan?

Six months after completing their studies. Monthly installment payment amount and repayment period will be determined based on the loan amount and age level.

Note: Please refer to website for the application procedures.

Source: http://www.ysnet.org.my/

Paying Back PTPTN Loan (Pembayaran Balik PTPTN)


For those who have successfully completed their tertiary studies using the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan, here are the methods which you can use to pay back the loan.

Paying back of the loan is important as it allows the rest of the students to have similar opportunities to further their studies in the institutions of higher learning just like the rest.

Yayasan Sarawak - EDUCATIONAL LOAN SCHEME

Yayasan Sarawak - EDUCATIONAL LOAN SCHEME

This scheme is introduced in 1972 to assist students studying at the various public local institutions of higher learnings (IPTA). It is then extended to students studying in private institutions [IPTS) provided that the course they undertake is a franchised/twinning program from the IPTAs.

Objectives:

To assist students from Sarawak in pursuing their studies without any hitches.
To enable them to continue their studies without worrying about their financing aspect.
To encourage students to focus their energies in their studies thus achieving excellence in academics.


Application:

Fill out and complete the Educational Loan Scheme Form.
Forms can be obtained from: The Sarawak Foundation's Office, all Resident and District offices, Divisional Education Department and also institutions of higher learnings.
Supporting documents: Certified photocopies of public exams certificates, offer letter and result slip (for current students in IPTAs/IPTS) and other relevant documents.
Date of applying for this scheme will be advertised in local newspapers.

Process:
Duly completed forms will be processed and assessed base on the following criteria:

Applicant's sosio-economics
Academics
Type of course
Year of studies
Result
Students will be duly notified of the outcome of their application.

Other features of the scheme:
1. Practical Loan Scheme:

To cater for current recipients of the above scheme who undergoes practical training during their semester break and does not receive any allownces from any party. this scheme provides for their daily allowances.

2. Additional Loan Scheme:
To cater for current recipients of the above scheme who are required to finish their study outside the stipulated period due to unavoidable circumstances in order that they may complete their studies.

Thesis Loan:
To cater for students doing their degrees to prepare on their project papers or thesis. To qualify for this loan, applicants must show proof that it's a compulsory requirement by the relevant IPTs. Amount of loan approved is RM500.00.

Upgrading Loan:
To cater for current recipients of our Educational Loan Scheme who are offered to continue their studies by their respective IPTs from diploma to degree level consecutively.

Note: Please refer to the website for application forms.

Source: http://www.yayasan.org.my/

Yayasan Sarawak - Full Study Loan

Yayasan Sarawak - Full Study Loan

This scheme in the form of loan is to help students going for overseas studies by topping up the total cost of the duration of their studies. Application for the scheme is open twice a year.

Introduction

To assist Sarawak students studying overseas.
To enable them to concentrate on their studies without worrying about financial details.
To encourage students to focus their efforts in completing their studies

Applications

Duly complete the Full Study Loan form
The form can be obtained from our office.
Supporting documents: Photocopies of exam certificates, offer letter, result slip
(for students currently doing their studies) and other relevant certificates all of which must be certified true copy.

Selection

Duly completed forms with the required details will be process based on pre-determined criteria.

Outcome

Students will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Amount of Loan

The maximum loan allowed is RM30,000.00 per year.

Note: Please refer to the website for application forms.

Source: http://www.yayasan.org.my/

Student Visa

In order to register and study in a Malaysian institute of higher education, an International student will need a student visa. Applying for this visa should be done well ahead of arrival in order to avoid any inconvenience to yourself. Hence the relevant documents must be sent and payments must be done as soon as possible after being accepted into the institution. Application for the student visa (or student pass) will be done by the university, however it is necessary for the student to send certain information. The university will guide you through the application process and inform you as to exactly what is necessary. If you have applied to any other universities in Malaysia, make sure that you haven’t asked them to apply for a student pass for you. This will lead to uneccessary delays and issues.If you have done so, make sure you inform the international office well in advance.


After receiving the “Student Visa Approval Letter”, a student may apply for a single entry visa into Malaysia (if required). After arrival at the University, the students passport along with health report should be submitted to the international office. The procedure may vary slightly if applying through an agent. After approxiamately two weeks, the students passport should arrive at the international office with the “Student Pass Sticker” attached to it. It is advisible to apply for a multiple entry visa. The cost of this visa varies from country to country. All this information can be obtianed at the international office.

MALAYSIAN TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME 2009

MALAYSIAN TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME

SCHOLARSHIP FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES 2009

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was launched in 1980. The main objective lies under its philosophy that the human resource development is a vital catalyst for countries to achieve sustainable economic and social development. The Programme consolidates various forms of technical cooperation in areas where Malaysia has the valuable experience and expertise. Through these cooperation efforst,Malaysia's bilateral ties with MTCP member countries were strengthened. The MTCP isimplemented through several cooperation programmes such as training in both short e scholarship is open equally to qualified candidate up to 45 years of age at the time of application.

Candidates should be the citizens of beneficiary as List of Participating Countries. They should, at the time of application, obtain a degree or equivalent qualification with at least upper second class honours, (or CGPA 3.0) for Master's programme; and hold a Master's degree with good grades for PhD programme.

The candidates must demonstrate outstanding verbal, reading and writing proficiency in the English language through on e of the following:

* Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
* Test administered by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test or English Test conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education or the Board of Admissions of the particular university.

Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY

University's application for admission is solely the candidate's responsibility. Proof of admission is not a pre-requisite to the award. Selection committee for MTCP Scholarship will only consider qualified applicants with outstanding academic achievement and professional performance. Interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of the academic year which falls on the month of July for most of Malaysian university. The scholarship awarded does not guarantee a placement in the university. Admission to any program is by way of applications to the university. Applications must abide to the requirement and procedure for admission set by the university.

VALUE OF AWARDS

* Each scholarship consists of:

i. a return air tickets from recipient's capital city to Malaysia;

ii. an approved tuition fees by the respective university;

iii. a maintenance allowance at the rate of RM1,200.00 per month;

iv. a yearly grant for books and internal travel;

v. thesis allowance, installation and termination grant.


* No marriage/family allowance for accompanying spouse or children.
* Government of Malaysia reserve the rights to review the value of awards at anytime, and if such changes are made, the values of scholarship will be changed and the effective date will be informed to the successful candidates.



Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS)
Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies in Malaysia

Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) is a Premier Scholarship which offer opportunities to an excellent and outstanding your students to pursue their higher education in Malaysian universities. Funded by the Malaysian Government under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), it is administered by the Ministry of Higher Education. The award are targeted for talented students with an excellent academic records and outstanding co-curriculum background to pursue their Bachelor's Degree at selected and well established Malaysian public and private universities. The scholarship is a part of Malaysian Government's objective in the encouragement of closer bilateral relations between Malaysia and the MTCP's participating countries.

This scholarship is a Government-to-Government basis, without any bond imposed by Malaysia. Scholarships are intended for promising candidates who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return from Malaysia.

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates should be the citizens of MTCP's participating countries as listed in Appendix I. To be eligible for an award applicants must:

* Have completed their secondary education with minimum of 12 years of successful study with good outstanding grades;
* Have an impressive record of participating and leadership in extra-curricular or social and voluntary activities;
* Have at least two recent references and evidence of any other achievements including school and community participation;
* Meet the University's academic selection criteria and English Language requirement;
* Be in good health and be certified fit medically by a certified Doctor/Medical Professional of the bilateral partner country. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants; and
* Not more than 21 years of age.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of the following level or its equivalent:

* A minimum of 3 GCE ‘A' Levels with all subjects Grade B.
* Other internationally recognized qualifications of a similar standard will be acceptable.

APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY

University's application for admission is solely the candidate's responsibility. Proof of admission is not a pre-requisite to the award. Selection committee for Malaysian International Scholarship will only consider qualified applicants with outstanding academic achievement and professional performance. Interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of the academic year which falls on the months of July for most of Malaysian university. The scholarship awarded does not guarantee a placement in the university. Admission to any program is by way of applications to the university. Applications must abide to the requirement and procedure for admission set by the university.

The scholarships are awarded to the applicants applying the accredited undergraduate courses offered by Malaysian public and selected private universities. However such awards are not available for undergraduate programmes offered by branch campuses of foreign university in Malaysia or twinning programmes offered through collaboration with any foreign universities.

VALUE OF AWARDS

* Each scholarship consists of:

i. a return air tickets from recipient's capital city to Malaysia;

ii. an approved tuition fees by the respective university;

iii. monthly maintenance allowance;

iv. a yearly grant for books and internal travel;

v. practical training allowance, installation and termination grant.

* No marriage/family allowance for accompanying spouse or children.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education or the Board of Admission of the particular university.

Field of studies are in the following priority areas:

* Business and Finance
* Science and Engineering
* Agricultural Science
* Linguistic/Social Science

Note: Applicants may choose any related courses within the field/areas mentioned above.

*Others areas of interest may be considered depending on the availability of the place offered by the universities.

Malaysian International Scholarship

For Postgraduate Studies in Malaysia

(For Countries with Bilateral Cooperation with Malaysia)

Malaysian International Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies provides opportunities for students from countries with diplomatic relations and bilateral cooperation with Malaysia to pursue advanced academic study in Malaysia. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote bilateral arrangement with partner-countries on government to government basis, and to encourage students from other countries to study in Malaysia with the view to facilitate future collaboration and exchange of scholars in enhancing educational cooperation between Malaysia and partner countries.

Malaysian International Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies are available for postgraduate studies at Masters and PhD level tenable at Malaysian Universities. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters programme.

ELIGIBILITY

The Scholarship is open equally to qualified candidate up to 45 years of age at the time of application. Candidates should at the time of application, obtain a degree or equivalent qualification with at least upper second class honours, (or CGPA 3.0) for Master's programme; and hold a Master's degree with good grades for PhD programme.

The candidates must demonstrate outstanding verbal, reading and writing proficiency in the English language through one of the following:

* Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
* Test administered by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test or English Test conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education or the Board of Admissions of the particular university.

Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY

University's application for admission is solely the candidate's responsibility. Proof of admission is not a pre-requisite to the award. Selection committee for Malaysian International Scholarship will only consider qualified applicants with outstanding academic achievement and professional performance. Interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of the academic year which falls on the month of July for most of Malaysian university. The scholarship awarded does not guarantee a placement in the university. Admission to any program is by way of applications to the university. Applications must abide to the requirement and procedure for admission set by the university.

VALUE OF AWARDS

* Each scholarship consists of:

i. a return air tickets from recipient's capital city to Malaysia;

ii. an approved tuition fees by the respective university;

iii. a maintenance allowance at the rate of RM1,200.00 per month;

iv. a yearly grant for books and internal travel;

v. thesis allowance, installation and termination grant.

vi.

* No marriage/family allowance for accompanying spouse or children.

General Conditions of Awards

The following conditions apply to all scholarship holders:

* Scholarship holders must not change their programme during tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from their university and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
* Scholarship holders must follow the approved programmes and abide by the university's rules, regulations and codes of conduct. Any suspension from the university will result in immediate suspension of the award.
* Scholarship holders are responsible for securing an appropriate entry visa including medical examination.
* Scholarship holders must maintain satisfactory progress and good standing as stipulated by their host university and degree programme, or the scholarship will be withdrawn.
* Any periods of leave must be approved by the university and in accordance with the purposes of the scholarship. It is expected that leave will be normally spent in Malaysia, but the university may approve a short period spent overseas. A student wishing to travel overseas for an extended period would first need to establish medical or compassionate grounds before Immigration clearance could be obtained. Expenses for such travel are not included in the scholarship.
* The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian universities and research will normaly be carried out in Malaysia. If appropriate it may be possible for a limited amount of research to be carried out in scholar's home country but financing of such an arrangement would be the responsibility of the scholar.
* Scholarships holders are not allowed to take any paid employment in Malaysia during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.
* Upon termination of studies, scholarships holders are expected to return to their respective home countries immediately.
* This award is only given once to any successful applicant.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants should complete the application form (in 2 copies) attached with this document. The following documentation must be attached with the application form:

* A certified copy of the applicant's current passport showing evidence of citizenthip;
* The applicant's academic transcripts, testimonials and/or references relating to the relevant study, co-curriculum activities, achievements;
* Curriculum vitae;
* Passport-size photograph (2 copies);
* Completed Medical Report;
* A clear and precise study or research plan (for postgraduate studies);
* English language proficiency certificate or test score (if any);
* Admission letter from the university; and
* Two letters of recommendation.

Notes:

All certificates and related documents submitted must be certified by a recognized official or by the institution that issued the documents and must bear the official stamp and signature of the certifier. Official translation in English is required if the transcript is in other languages.

Applications must be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or agency responsible for technical cooperation in the respective recipient's Government and submitted to the Malaysian Government Representatives in the country in which the applicant has his/her permanent home; or send direct to:

The Secretary General

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

Multilateral Economy and

Environment Division

Wisma Putra

No: 1, Jalan Wisma Putra, Presint 2

62602 Putrajaya

Malaysia

ROLE OF NOMINATING GOVERNMENT

* Each participating country is invited to submit two (2) nominations only.
* The nominating agency is responsible for nominating candidates for the scholarship and is expected:

i. to dissemination information about scholarships as widely as possible especially to all government agencies and public institutions of higher learning;

ii. to ensure all applications are completed according to requirements;

iii. to ensure that only qualified applicants are short listed;

iv. to nominate only the best among the applicants; and

v. to assist them for departure, it selected.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES

Please send the duly completed nomination forms (two sets) to the following addresses not later than 1 December 2008 :

Scholarship Division

Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

Level 4, Block 1, PjH Tower

Precint 2

Federal Government Administration Centre

62100, PUTRAJAYA

MALAYSIA

Website : http:/www.mohe.gov.my

Email : norkamilahz@mohe.gov.my

* Please visit Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme's website, http:/mtcp.epu.jpm.my for the details.

RESULTS OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

The result of the successful applicants will be announced through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Malaysian Mission of that particular nominating country.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Lesbian Kissing in Histeria The Movie


The lesbian kissing scene in the film Histeria, which opened in cinemas nationwide yesterday, turned out to be nothing but a gimmick. Moviegoers who caught the premiere last night left theatres disappointed when the highly-anticipated scene never materialised.

The movie created a buzz when it was reported that it contained a scene showing two schoolgirls kissing. Director James Lee told Malay Mail the actresses in the scene, Nurliana Samsuddin and Sharifah Norazean, did not actually kiss.

“The scene was supposed to be a teaser. It showed the two actresses about to kiss but were interrupted,” said Lee. This was the part shown to the Press at a media preview recently.

Lee was responding to a report in an English daily yesterday that moviegoers would be able to see the first-ever onscreen kiss by two Malaysian actresses. Nurliana was quoted as saying that they were only supposed to have held hands but were told by Lee to instead kiss to strengthen the scene.

She also said she was nervous and added that it was the most awkward experience in her career as an actress. Histeria, produced by Tayangan Unggul, tells the story of a group of girls who decide to spend a weekend at a haunted hostel.

Their stay inadvertently unleashes an evil force and the girls have to find a way out of the school. The movie marks Lee’s first commercial effort.

He is better known for his indie films such as the award-winning The Beautiful Washing Machine, which won the Best Asean Feature award, and the Fipresci Prize at the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2005.
And here is the rest of it.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Paralyzer - Finger Eleven





Video clip Paralyzer by Finger Eleven.

Song :- Paralyzer
Artist :- Finger Eleven
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Lyrics Paralyzer by Finger Eleven

I hold on so nervously
To me and my drink
I wish it was cooling me
But so far, has not been good
It's been shitty
And I feel awkward, as I should
This club has got to be
The most pretentious thing
Since I thought you and me
Well I am imagining
A dark lit place
Or your place or my place

Well I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I want to make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

I hold out for one more drink
Before I think
I'm looking too desperately
But so far has not been fun
I should just stay home
If one thing really means one
This club will hopefully
Be closed in three weeks
That would be cool with me
Well I'm still imagining
A dark lit place
Or your place or my place

Well, I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I want to make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

Well, I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I want to make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

I'm not paralyzed
But, I seem to be struck by you
I want to make you move
Because you're standing still
If your body matches
What your eyes can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you

Minah rempit after school time


I found this video on Youtube. The video called Budak Sekolah Minah Rempit. In this video, you can see the girls in school uniforms with her boyfriend doing wheelie..

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Recent, On Going and Future Developments in Kuching


1. BOULEVARD Shopping Complex - A new regional mall located along Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli in the 4th Mile area, the major tenant is the Boulevard Department Store & Hypermarket. Phase II of the mall is under construction, will be ready by Q4 2009.
2. Dewan Undangan Negeri - A new Sarawak State legislative assembly complex.
3. Federal Administrative Centre - A new Federal Administrative Centre will be establish in Matang area, costing RM2 billion to build, it is expected to be completed by 2025.
4. ICONmall - The biggest shopping complex cum hotel apartment project in King's Centre, Kuching, with some 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2) of gross building area.
5. Imperial Hotel Apartment - The building consists together with Boulevard Shopping Complex, the hotel apartment will be offering up to 700 units of rooms. It is expected to be completed by June 2009, will be open on December 2009.
6. Isthmus Hypermarket Mall - The mall is part of the Kuching City Extension plan and will house a hypermarket & retail shoplots all under one roof. It is expected to be the largest shopping mall in the region upon completion.
7. Kuching Tower - A 315-room 5-star hotel cum office complex, standing 39-storeys or 150 metres tall, will be Borneo's tallest building.
8. Matang Highway - This RM314.6 million project covers the construction of a 2-lane, dual-carriageway road, a gateway bridge over the Selang Rambungan River and a minor bridge over the Matang Sebubut River. Construction of this highway commenced in July 2002 and is targeted for completion in May 2007. Upon completion, the road will enable direct Kuching-Lundu access, thereby relieving congestion on the existing Matang Road.
9. Mudajaya New Township - The project comprises a new satellite township to be built on 265 acres (1.1 km2) of land. The township will be a self-contained township comprising apartments, condominiums, shophouses, shopping complexes, offices, private hospital, public and private schools and college, wet and dry markets, recreational park, town squares, sports and swimming facilities, bus terminal, police station, entertainment centres and hawker centres. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2015 and is expected to generate a total Gross Development Value of more than RM1 billion.
10. Novotel Interhill Kuching - An international 388-room 4-star hotel cum 3-storey up-market shopping centre, with about 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) of retail space. It will be a 23-storey building with 2 underground basements. It is expected to be completed by early 2009.
11. Plaza Merdeka - A brand new CBD shopping mall with 350,000 sq ft (33,000 m2) of nett leasable area (built up - 550,000 sq ft (51,000 m2)) plus a 290-room Boutique hotel complex (built up - 175,000 sq ft (16,300 m2)) located in the historic heart of Kuching, it is expected to be ready in mid-2010.
12. Samariang Mall - A new 3-storey shopping mall located in Bandar Baru Samariang new township.
13. Sarawak Convention and Exhibition Centre
14. Sarawak International Medical Centre
15. University Malaysia Sarawak - UNIMAS will have its new campus in Samarahan Division or near the old campus of UNIMAS, it spread out to 2,000 acres (8 km²) of area, the project costing RM1.5 billion, it expected to be completed by 2015.
16. Four Points Hotel by Sheraton [23] - A 12-storey, 300-room hotel to be built opposite RH Plaza near the Kuching International Airport and will be ready by December 2008.
17. Proposed Upscale Hotel - This planning design proposal is prepared for the approved layout plan for a 12-Storey Hotel on Lot 337, Section 46, KTLD situated at Jalan Tabuan, Kuching. The usage of the building remains unchanged and the number of Guest Rooms is at 220 rooms.
18. Kuching Sentral - Proposed Kuching's regional transportation terminal cum shopping complex, located at Mile 6 1/2 Jalan Penrissen is expected to be completed by end of 2009. It will house a hypermarket and retail shoplots.
19. Kuching City Mall - Proposed 5-acre 2-storey shopping plaza, located in the neighbourhood of Taman Desa Wira , a stone’s throw from MJC and Jalan Stephen Yong and within 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of the city. It will house a hypermarket, department store and retail outlets.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ban on tortoise helmets soon


Ban on tortoise helmets soon

KUALA LUMPUR: Half-shell helmets will soon be banned because they do not offer adequate protection for motorcyclists.

Road Safety Department director-general Datuk Suret Singh said the necessary laws were being drafted for the ban.


We are going to ban and confiscate them. They are not suitable for riding motorcycles,he said.
Onthe way out: Motorcycle shop worker Andy Sanjaya removing a half-shell helmet from the shelf in Petaling Jaya Tuesday. CHAN TAK KONG / TheStar

Suret Singh said the helmets also known as the tortoise or turtle helmets because its bowl shape resembles the shell of the animals and did not meet the safety standards.

He said the proposal would include seizing the helmets from the shelves of retailers.

These people are smart. Malaysians don't read labels, and retailers place.Not motorcycle helmet on the label and continue selling.

They tell us it is a toy helmet. There is no such thing as a toy helmet. A helmet is a helmet. he said.

Suret Singh also urged motorcyclists to change their helmets at least onceevery five years, as the material in the shell deteriorates over time.

Look at the manufacturing date when buying helmets, he said, adding that helmets that had endured impact or had been dropped should be replacedeven more frequently.

Since the helmet-wearing awareness campaign kicked off in December 2006, Suret Singh said some 50,000 helmets had been given out, with almost 20,000 defective or old helmetscollected in exchange.

The helmet-wearing rate in rural areas had increased from 40% to 90%, he said.

Nextyear, Suret Singh said the Road Safety Department, together with RotaryDamansara and the Automobile Association of Malaysia, would bedistributing child safety seats.

He said baby, child and boosterseats were important in minimising the injury sustained to childpassengers in the event of an injury.

Baby seats are meant forthose under one year, child seats for children between one and fiveyears, and booster seats for children between five and 10,he said.

Suret Singh was speaking to reporters after the soft launch of the Malaysia International Road Safety Exhibition (Mirex).

Proton dealers blame maintenance monopoly

KUALA LUMPUR: Red tape has been blamed for the high cost of maintaining the government's fleet of Proton Perdanas.
Proton Edar Dealers Association Malaysia's (Peda) deputy president Armin Ba-niaz Pahamin called on the state and Federal Governments to lift the monopoly on the service and maintenance of these vehicles at government-registered authorised workshops.

"They should end this practice to ensure competitiveness and to provide an option for servicing and maintenance," he said.

"This will do away with corruption and the exorbitant costs."

Armin said there were more than 300 authorised Proton Edar and Eon service dealers who could provide more competitive quotations.
"These dealers have been appointed after very stringent and regular assessments for competency and quality control.

Armin said the statements by the the state governments of Terengganu, Perak and Penang of the high cost of maintenance of their Proton Perdanas were damaging to Proton dealers.

"We know for a fact that the maintenance costs of Proton Perdanas sold now is not as exorbitant, given that the cars are sold with a five-year extended warranty.

"Regular scheduled maintenance range from RM200 to RM500 per annum," Armin said.

Magistrates face danger in course of duty


KOTA KINABALU: A magistrate from Malacca never expected some of the life-threatening hazards he had to face when he was posted to Sabah.
Zaini Fishir is one of about 10 magistrates who mentally prepared themselves for the worst when they travelled in a 15-year-old four-wheel-drive to remote locations to extend the services of the court.

"It is so different in Sabah compared with the peninsula where you have village roads which are sealed. Here in the interior, you have logging roads and sometimes no roads.


"It is dangerous to travel during the rainy season when roads get muddy. Sometimes there are landslides and you also need to cross rivers. Once, we almost skidded into a ravine.

"I have come to realise that not all people are fortunate. They don't have access to services that most of us take for granted," he said.
The magistrates also face the challenge of having to try to understand the dialects used by the rural people, coping with 10 to 15 people who want their attention all at once and bringing with them extra fuel for generator sets and food for families who are kind enough to host them at their homes.

At the Pagalungan area in Pensiangan, which is one of the most difficult places to reach in Sabah, they risk their lives in tiny boats in raging rivers, paying up to RM100 for a one-way trip.

Some have had to come face to face with huge waves on their way to islands, arriving drenched at their destinations.

Magistrate Azreena Aziz said although she is a local, the experience of reaching faraway places has been an eye-opener.

"It has been exciting and once you meet these people, you will come to realise that there are many things that they don't know when it comes to their rights.

"Many of them really cannot afford to go to the nearest town. That is the other thing we have learned, and that is why they don't bother to get identification documents," she said.

Proton:The Failed Experiment of Dr. M and UMNO

Article from : http://www.malaysiawaves.com/2008/12/its-about-time-someone-stands-up-to.html

It seems Pakatan Rakyat state governments are standing up to Proton. So far, Perak, Selangor, Kedah and Penang has expressed their utmost desire to change their official cars from Proton to another brand.Selangor feels that they should change to a 4x4 while Kedah wants to change to Toyota Camry. They all agree. Proton gives them lousy cars that breaks down all too often and it costs them an arm and a leg to repair the cars each time they breakdown. But then again, it's what most Malaysians have experienced through and through.

Proton:The Failed Experiment of Dr. M and UMNO

According to most economists, for a car manufacturer to break even and reach Economies of Scale, they must be able to produce at least 1m cars per year.

Proton, at it's peak when it controls 65% of Malaysian domestic market only managed to produce 227,000 cars. And to make matters worse, Proton has never exported more than 20k cars per year.


So, it has now become a white elephant. It itself is a drain on our economy.

The funny thing is that Dr Mahathir was warned of Proton's impending failure back when the project was about to start. The consultants warned him that Malaysia just doesn't have a population big enough to provide a domestic market large enough to sustain Proton into a profitable entity.

According to them, a car manufacturing nation must have a population of at least 40m people. In fact,countries like Indonesia and Thailand would make a better country to have a national car.

Proton Cons Malaysians Just to Survive

According to a study conducted by JD Powers and Associates,Protonhas the worst quality among all cars in the Malaysian market. It doesn't take a consultancy like JD Powers to convince average Malaysians about how "crappy" Proton is. I mean, a Toyota Corrolla 1979 is more reliable in terms of quality then a Proton Wira.

We've all had experience with Proton Wira. After using them for 3 years,we've probably changed at least 20% of all the parts in the car. The same goes story with Iswara and Waja.

In short, it's a crappy car and it's quality is non-existent.

But then again, there's nothing wrong with a low quality car. What's criminal is when the low quality car is sold at medium quality price range. Recall that for a Proton Wira 1.3 was sold at RM45-50k. The loan period is usually 5 years and one have to pay at least RM500 and above for it's installment.

For someone earning RM3k a month, that's almost 17% of one's income per month. Adding maintenance cost per month plus tol and gasoline, the total cost for maintaining a car runs to about 25% of one's income.

Then we have not even begun to talk about the price of Proton's spare parts. It's another area where Proton makes a killing and the spare parts rarely last more than 2 years anyways.

Isn't that criminal? A Proton Wira with the quality Malaysians are familiar with should be sold at not more than RM20k all in. In other words,Proton is making more than 100% profit above it's supposedly value. Plus they're making a killing out of services and spare parts.

In some countries, for RM50k you can actually buy a high quality Sedan like Hyundai Sonata.

How Does Proton Gets Away with Murder

Simple.What Dr Mahathir did was he jacked up the import duties of all other cars between 40%-300% range. Thus making other brands much more expensive to buy. So, that way, even if the price of Proton is doubled from it's true value, people will still feel it is cheaper to buy a Proton.

This made Proton uncompetitive. They are shielded and protected. They know they can come up with a wreck to sell and Malaysians will be forced to sell it. Kinda like car companies under the former Communist countries like Yugo and Skoda.

But since this is a Dr. Mahathir white elephant and so call national pride, none can say anything about it.Malaysians just have to bear the sufferings of owning a Proton and having to pay through their noses for a car that's so bad in quality.

Proton Prevented Malaysia from Becoming Asia's Automotive Hub

Because of Malaysia's refusal to liberalize the Malaysia's car market in order to protect Proton, major car manufacturers of the world like BMW and Mercedes chose Thailand instead of Malaysia to set up their Asia hub.

Now instead of Malaysia, Thailand is known as "the Detroit of Asia". Think of how much opportunities could have been created if Malaysia was chosen instead of Thailand?

Think of the amount oftechnology transferred, the number of jobs created, the amount of capital inflow into Malaysia, the hike in Malaysia's GDP. Think of how much good it will do to Malaysia.

And Proton workers will be the biggest beneficiary of all. Suddenly they will find vast job market for them work in. If they use to be a engineer in Proton, they could easily be chief engineer in some other plants and so on.

But because we want to protect Proton, we do away with all these opportunities just to protect the ego of one man name Dr Mahathir Mohammad Iskandar Kutty.

And let's take a peek at what Dr Mahathir's ego has prevented Malaysia from getting in terms of investment:

"Investment is pouring in. Last year(2003), Ford unveiled plans to spend $500m to expand production. Nissan, having forked out $190m to increase its stake in its local joint venture, is now investing another $250m on new assembly lines. Toyota will spend $750m, both to increase capacity and to set up a research and development facility. Even Mitsubishi,which is struggling elsewhere, has found $525m to invest in its boomingThai operations."


Proton Have Lousy Parts Manufacturers Too

The Proton Suppliers and Parts Manufacturers are also lousy. One of them is Ingress owned by Rameli Musa.

The guy tried to expand his business to Thailand and Indonesia but to no avail his effort have failed so far. So, he is reliant on Proton for the core of his business because of the monopolistic nature of his business.

So,when there is a potential regime change in Malaysia to Pakatan Rakyat,he started to panicked. He then influenced PAS leaders to form unholy alliance with UMNO in the spirit of Malay supremacy and unity.

The real reason for this is because he knows PAkatan Rakyat will favor liberalization of auto market and removal of protection for Proton. In an open market Ingress will fail just like it's failing in Thailand and Indonesia. So, whatever the means he must make sure BN will not fall.

All the story about Malay Supremacy and Malay dominance is nothing but hot air. The truth is he wants to protect his bread basket. So, let the corruption continue for all he care.

The story of Rameli Musa's involvement in bringing PAS to BN is told to us by Raja Petra Kamaruddin, if one were to recall. It's another example of a Malay entrepeneur being afraid to compete in the real world.


It's Time for Proton to Stop Conning Malaysians

As one article from The Economist puts it:

"Proton represents all that was wrong with Dr Mahathir's Malaysia: a firm born of nationalist ideals not commercial rationale, protected by old-style cronyism and never exposed to real competition. Like its creator, the best thing may be to let it go gently into retirement."


Conclusion

I am glad someone is standing up to Proton. Let Proton learn their lesson and realize that their bullying of Malaysian days are over. It's time forthem to wake up and smell the coffee.

Go ahead Pakatan states. Goand buy Toyota Camrys, Toyota Harriers, Range Rovers etc.Just stop buying Protons. Lets teach them a lesson they will never forget.

Tulang Besi

http://www.malaysiawaves.com/2008/12/its-about-time-someone-stands-up-to.html

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sufiah swaps prostitution for social work



Sufiah swaps prostitution for social work
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Math genius Sufiah Yusof (pic) is no longer a prostitute and has found a new interest – social work, reported Harian Metro.
The daily, which spoke to an Islamic non-governmental organisation known as Kumpulan Penyokong and Pengasuh Profesional Islam (Pisang) reported that 23-year-old Sufiah regretted her previous activities.

The group’s director of planning and strategy Hanafi Abdul Malek said the former Oxford University student wrote in an e-mail a week after Hari Raya Aidilfitri that she was no longer in the “flesh trade” and her agent confirmed this.

“However, Sufiah informed us that she was not ready to meet her family again, especially her mother, Halimaton Yusof,” he said, adding that they plan to meet her next month.

Sufiah, whose mother is a Malaysian and father Farouk a Pakistani, made headlines when she admitted recently to being a prostitute, charging customers around £130 (RM728) for a “session”.

Jeraul : Korang memula bukak entry ni tentu fikir yang lain kan?? Betul tak? Hehehehehe.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dota - Basshunter


Kepada sesapa yang nak layan kepala goyang-goyang tu.. leh lah layan lagu ni.

Song :- Dota - Basshunter
Artist :- Basshunter
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shadow - Nidji (OST Heroes Season 3)


Song :- Shadow - Nidji (OST Heroes Series Season 3)
Artist :- Nidji
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Lyrics / Lirik Lagu Shadow by Nidji

Hey you got to be honest
You got to be the only one
You got to be the one



Hey you got to stay awake
You got to start to save the world
You got to be alert

*) Shadows.. Shadows..
In the world we living on
Shadows.. Shadows..
In the world we living on

Shadows .. Shadows..
We’re alone in the world we own
Shadows .. Shadows..
We’re alone in the world we own

Hey the killer of the world
The money blinded junky man
The loveless son of man
Hey nothing isn’t right
The future is in so much pain
The lovers are in vein

Back to *)

Is this place where we fly in
Is this place where we don’t win
Is this the shadows that lived in our profit
Is this the shadows that we all wanted

And our life are burned by the fire
Of our sins and tonight
I believe that we won’t win

Here in the cities
Shadows on the run
Nothing is real
Nothing can’t be done

I am the shadows
I’m the only one
Make me believe
That nothing can be done

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bill against racial discrimination passed (Indonesia)

Bill against racial discrimination passed (Indonesia)

(The Jakarta Post) The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that terms ethnic and racial discrimination as serious crimes.
Deputy Speaker Muhaimin Iskandar, who presided over the House's plenary session to approve the draft law, said Indonesia no longer had any room for any form of racial or ethnic discrimination.

Chairman of the House's special committee deliberating the bill, Murdaya Poo, said the endorsement of the bill should put an end to the long-standing dichotomy between indigenous and non-indigenous people in the country.

"A man cannot choose to be born as part of a certain race or ethnic group, and therefore discrimination must cease to exist," said Murdaya, who is Indonesian-Chinese.

He said the House proposed the bill as part of its effort to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, which has been enacted since 1999.

Under the new law, leaders of public institutions found guilty of adopting discriminatory policies would face jail terms one-third more severe than those stipulated in the Criminal Code.

Citing an example, Murdaya said the governor or government of Aceh could not ban a gathering held by Javanese ethnics in the province.

He said the deliberation process had been delayed by a disagreement on whether imprisonment should be made the minimum punishment.

Jail as a minimum sentence is typically sought for serious crimes, such as corruption, terrorism, money laundering or drug abuse.

"We decided to set prison as the minimum sentence to deter people from committing racial or ethnic discrimination," said Murdaya, a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).

The bill was passed on the same day Indonesia celebrated the 100th anniversary of Youth Pledge, which Murdaya said should encourage Indonesians to uphold the diverse nature of the nation. -- JP

Source URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/ne ... ination-passed.html

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

12 Year Old Boy Scouts Volunteer to Give Women Breast Exams


Scouts say Blondes At Highest Risk, May need multiple check ups..
Scouts Hope to Publicize Project By Examining Jessica Alba..

The boys only focus on younger women becos older women knows more about breast exams..

"We're relly focusing on youger womens, because older womens know this stuff already"
"blondes at highest risk, may need multiple checkups"........... hahahahaha.....

Sunday, November 2, 2008

What About Now - Daughtry


Lyrics and Video clip What About Now - Daughtry

Song :- What About Now - Daughtry
Artist :- Daughtry
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Lyrics What About Now by Daughtry

Shadows fill an empty heart
As love is fading,
From all the things that we are
But are not saying.
Can we see beyond the scars
And make it to the dawn?


Change the colors of the sky.
And open up to
The ways you made me feel alive,
The ways I loved you.
For all the things that never died,
To make it through the night,
Love will find you.

What about now?
What about today?
What if you’re making me all that I was meant to be?
What if our love never went away?
What if it’s lost behind words we could never find?
Baby, before it’s too late,
What about now?

The sun is breaking in your eyes
To start a new day.
This broken heart can still survive
With a touch of your grace.
Shadows fade into the light.
I am by your side,
Where love will find you.

What about now?
What about today?
What if you’re making me all that I was meant to be?
What if our love, it never went away?
What if it’s lost behind words we could never find?
Baby, before it’s too late,
What about now?

Now that we’re here,
Now that we’ve come this far,
Just hold on.
There is nothing to fear,
For I am right beside you.
For all my life,
I am yours.

What about now?
What about today?
What if you’re making me all that I was meant to be?
What if our love never went away?
What if it’s lost behind words we could never find?

What about now?
What about today?
What if you’re making me all that I was meant to be?
What if our love never went away?
What if it’s lost behind words we could never find?
Baby, before it’s too late,
Baby, before it’s too late,
Baby, before it’s too late,
What about now ?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cow drowned into the sea for being impregnated by human


Cow drowned into the sea for being impregnated by human
Villagers from Julah in Tejakula, Buleleng, tow (see photo) a pregnantcow behind a boat into open sea as part of a local traditional ritual.

The cow, which is five months pregnant, was thrown out to the sea about3 kilometers from land Monday. The villagers believe the animal wasimpregnated by a village elder.


During the ritual the man, who was caught red-handed having sexualintercourse with the cow two months ago, joined the boat trip in orderto throw away his clothes to to symbolize him discarding his sins.

Julah customary village head Ketut Sidemen said the ritual, calledgamya gamana, or freak weeding, and had been conducted there forgenerations. The decision to perform the ritual was made a localresidents meeting.

In line with customary regulations, the perpetrator, identified only asPS, 70, was sanctioned to fund the expensive ceremony, which aimed tocleanse him of any bad influences.

Luh Ketut Suryani, a professor and activist, deplored the sancation against PS.

She said drowning a cow was baseless because sexual intercourse betweena human being and am animal could not cause pregnancy due to thedifferent chromosomes and genes of the two.

"The cow is not guilty, why shoud it be drowned? Why don't just use a symbol like what was done by the perpetrator?" she said.

Suryani's said she was concerned dealt with the financial situation of the owner, who lives below the poverty line.

"The cow, which has a high price, had to be thrown away. It will be apity for the owner, who is already poor and is now forced to lose hispriceless belonging." -- JP/Alit Kertaraharja

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Astro Stop Service in Indonesia

INDONESIA: Astro stops services in Indonesia

Local cable operator Direct Vision apologizes for the Malaysian-based broadcasting company's termination of service

The Jakarta Post
Monday, October 20, 2008

The Malaysian-based Astro All Asia Network broadcasting company terminated services to its customers via PT Direct Vision as of last night.

Customer A. Raharjo told tempointeraktif.com that he knew service was being terminated from the news but he had not believed it as there had been no official notification from Direct Vision, a company under the Lippo Group via PT First Media.

"Last night even local channels such as Metro TV and SCTV suddenly disappeared. Astro's channels, for example Awani, were no more there," he said.

Visitors to Astro's local website, www.astro.co.id are redirected to www.directvisiontv.com, where the management of Direct Vision apologizes to its customers for the termination of service "until further notice". It promises to reimburse its customers who have paid in advance for any undelivered services.

Halim Mahfudz of Direct Vision said Monday the company had 98,000 customers. Out of that number, only 36,000 had paid in advance.

Last month, Astro decided to not renew its contract with Direct Vision which is 49 percent owned by the Lippo Group unit after allegations that the latter had failed to pay a $245 million bill, which Astro had spent in Indonesia.

According to recent Malaysian media reports, the breakup of Astro's joint venture is the latest in a series of business rows between Lippo Group (with James Riady at the helm) and the Malaysian business group controlled by the high-profile tycoon Ananda Krishnan.

The two conglomerates were previously engaged in a property business in Singapore and a mobile telecommunications business in Indonesia.

Date Posted: 10/20/2008

http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article-southeastasia.asp?parentid=99398

Astro finally pulls plug on Indonesia service
by Asiya Bakht 21-Oct-08, 16:09

JAKARTA - Malaysian pay-TV operator Astro has discontinued the provision of all services to its Indonesian partner, Lippo Group subsidiary Direct Vision (DV).

The situation is believed to be a result of a much-publicised dispute between tycoons Anand Krishna and James Riady, who head Astro and Lippo, respectively.

In August, Astro announced its decision not to renew its contract with DV, which lapsed on August 20. However, the Malaysia company has decided to extend its service agreement on two occasions, first until 30 September and then until 19 October. It had also allowed DV to use the ‘Astro’ name under the trademark licence agreement, on the condition that DV settles its outstanding payments to Astro.

Astro now says that as no payments have been received from DV, its board of directors have decided to cease all support and services and to terminate the trademark licence agreement.

“Astro has supported PT DV since February 2006 in the belief that arrangements that would have allowed it to invest in PT DV would be concluded,” said Astro legal counsel Todung Mulya Lubis. “But since it has been more than two years and there is no indication that any such arrangements will be concluded or that Astro will be paid for the support and services that it has provided, its Board has determined that it has no option but to terminate its support to PT DV.”

Until now, Astro was providing broadcasting services, information technology services, satellite reception equipment leasing and channel supply services to Direct Vision.

According to Todung, Astro has not been compensated for Rp 2.5 trillion (US$ 250 million) worth of support and services given to DV.“This situation has arisen purely as a result of a commercial dispute between Astro and Lippo Group in relation to the non conclusion of the proposed joint venture between the parties in PT DV.”

http://www.brandrepublic.asia/Media/Mediaarticle/2008_10/Astro-finally-pulls-plug-on-Indonesia-service/32991

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nurul Huda's Murder And Rape case

NURUL HUDA'S MURDER AND RAPE CASE: Mohd Abbas escapes gallows
PUTRAJAYA, WED:
A former security guard, Mohd Abbas Danus Baksan, who was found guilty of murdering 10-year-old Nurul Huda Abdul Ghani in Johor four years ago escaped the gallows after the Federal Court here today set aside the conviction and sentence.

The court, however, upheld the 20 years jail and 24 strokes of the rotan imposed by the Johor Baru Sessions Court for raping the girl, to which he had pleaded guilty. But he escapes the caning because he is now 52 years old.

In allowing Mohd Abbas's appeal, Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi said he agreed with the defence submission that there was a third person involved in the case.

"Therefore all the circumstantial evidence adduced by the prosecution does not irresistibly point to the guilt of the appellant (Mohd Abbas)," he said in reversing the decisions of the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Sitting together with Justice Zaki were Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff and Federal Court Judge Datuk Aziz Mohamad.

Mohd Abbas looked stunned after the court interpreter explained the decision to him.

The Johor Baru High Court on Aug 27, 2004, found him guilty of murdering 10-year-old Nurul Huda at the security booth of Tenaga Nasional Berhad's main sub-station in Kampung Pekajang, Tanjung Kupang, Johor Baru between 9.20am and 1pm on Jan 17, 2004.

He was also sentenced to 20 years jail and 24 strokes of the rotan by the Johor Baru Sessions Court on Jan 26, 2004, after he pleaded guilty to raping her.

Nurul Huda's naked body was found in the toilet of the security booth. She had earlier gone to a shop about 500 metres from her house to buy some groceries.

Mohd Abbas sought redress from the Federal Court after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal against the conviction and sentences on July 3, 2006.

Yesterday Mohd Abbas' counsel, Jagdish Kaur, submitted that there was a third person involved in the case and Mohd Abbas in his evidence had said that he and two other men by the name of Suyaimi Mohd Zin and "Jojo" had raped the girl.

She said that in the original charge at the Magistrate's Court, it was stated that Mohd Abbas committed the offence with two other men but after the case brought up to the High Court only Mohd Abbas' name was mentioned.

Today deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria submitted that the evidence was clear that Mohd Abbas had murdered Nurul Huda as he as the only one working at the security booth and his refusal to allow the police and Nurul Huda's brother to enter the booth to investigate showed that he was hiding something.

He said the fact that Suyaimi or any other person was not charged together with Mohd Abbas indicated that the prosecution did not have any evidence against them.

Zaki said there were many missing gaps in the prosecution's case and the prosecution's investigation was also incomplete.

"It is the prosecution's burden to prove the murder. The defence's job is to create the doubt," he said.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

About Video Clip Secondary School Student Engaging in Extreme Sexual Acts

Video Clips Featuring Secondary School Students Engaging in Extreme Sexual Acts!
Place located in school and even in front of the school! Awek Pakai Tudung lagi!.... ha ha ha, these desperate horny students really have balls! :)

For such a small country, we certainly do have many sex video clips, including those involving the more high profile people - politicians, actresses, staff from a
certain airline, a certain politicians relative, etc.


Malaysia Boleh!

Source: The Star

Thursday October 16, 2008
Probe into sex video clips
By R.S.N. MURALI

KUALA TERENGGANU: The emergence of three video clips featuring secondary school students engaging in extreme sexual acts will be investigated thoroughly, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail promised.

The clips depicting students in uniforms performing sexual acts were widely distributed via the handphone multimedia service (MMS) and video compact discs (VCDS) to schoolchildren. The video clips were said to be “a hot” item in rural areas here.

An annoyed Razali promised that his officers would go all out to nab the culprit(s) behind the smut.

“We will also investigate how these acts were recorded via videophones inside school premises as students are barred from carrying handphones during classes.

“Our officers have initiated a probe into three other pornographic clips involving students, two showing students involved in sexual acts believed to have originated from Bintulu, Sarawak and another from Pekan, Pahang.

“The officers will be directed to widen their investigations into these latest sexual material,” he said yesterday.

Razali said he would personally see that the probe was expedited in his capacity as chairman of the national student disciplinary committee.

“We will rope in parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and the students disciplinary committee to assist in the investigation,” he said.

“The outcome of the investigation will be referred to the police,” he added.

Razali said he viewed these sexual acts performed by students as “a grave illness’’ that should be contained at once. However, he also did not discount the possibility of outsiders impersonating as students to film the sexual acts as clips depicting schoolchildren were highly sought after.

The two videos showed students having sex in classrooms and one in an area that resembles a science lab. In one of the clip, the students can be heard conversing in thick Kelantanese dialect while the female student wearing a headscarf had a name tag on a pinafore.

In the second clip, a male student is seen performing the act in what is believed to be outside a school as the emblem of a school on the background could be seen. The school is believed to be located in a rural area here.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pics Kim Kardashian at 14


Kim Kardashian 14:Kim Kardashian Bikini Photo At 14 - A picture of Kim Kardashian at 14,wearing a bikini,surfaced online.Kim Kardashian is trying to prove that she did not have something done.Although,Kim Kardashian is not against plastic surgery.She said:

“I am definitely not against it at all, but haven’t yet had it!.” “Personally, lip injections are the thing I would never do — even if I didn’t have full lips. I think lip injections look very fake and bad and I wouldn’t want to kiss anyone with stuff
in their lips—so I wouldn’t do it to myself.”
“One day I will definitely get a lift, but I am waiting until after I have kids.” “Until then I rely on a great supportive bra! LOL!”

Kim Kardashian also wants you to know that she was blessed by mother nature.The socialite explained the reason,behind the publication of the picture:

“I have decided to post this picture to finally put all of the plastic surgery rumors to rest!” “I hope after seeing this you guys will never ask me a plastic surgery question again! I have had a size C since I was 11 years old!”

Malaysia IPT not in 200 rank THES-QS University Ranking


The new list published today is no different with online users flocking its official website for the latest, 2008/2009 ranking. In the latest table, the usual suspects, led by Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Oxford and Caltech are in the top 5 charge. Harvard, in particular, has been topping the THES-QS University Ranking for its 5th time in a row. It also does not come as a surprise to see the top ten are all occupied by universities from the United States and United Kingdom.
Top ten ranking (the bracket denotes the previous year's position):
1. Harvard University, US (1)
2. Yale University, US (2)
3. Cambridge University, UK (=2)

4. Oxford University, UK (=2)
5. California Institute of Technology, Caltech, US (=7)
6. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK (5)
7. University College London, UCL, UK (9)
8. University of Chicago, US (=7)
9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, US (10)
10. Columbia University, US (11)

However, this year's table saw the British universities losing their grip with its flagship universities Oxford and Cambridge dropping their place from joint second place last year. Overall, only 17 universities from the UK made it to the top 100 this year, compared to 19 previously.
Additionally, Australia (Australian National University), Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto universities), Canada (McGill), Switzerland (ETH Zurich), Hong Kong (HK University), France (Ecole) and Singapore (National University of Singapore) have representatives in the top 30. Other surprise entry also includes the Chulalongkorn University of Thailand, which has shown progression in climbing up from its previous rank of 223 to 166.
Despite recently been praised by the UNESCO for its effort in improving the national education, Malaysia continues to lose out from the race with its main universities, Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia, which recently attained the Apex University status, are nowhere to be seen in the top 200 list.

Jeraul : Where is our Apex University??

‘I am not to blame for PM’s exit’ - Khairy Jamaluddin

‘I am not to blame for PM’s exit’


PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin has denied that he is to blame for the early exit of his father-in-law Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as Prime Minister.

He said since the beginning of Abdullah’s premiership, the party leadership had been a “victim of constant and concerted demonisation.” This demonisation took on a very personal tone. It was directed at a few individuals.

“A lot of it was negative perception building. I think it was a deliberate strategy to undermine the leadership,” he said yesterday when met by reporters at the launch of the Institute for Advance Islamic Studies.

Over the years, there have been criticism and scathing attacks against Khairy by a number of people, including former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

They alleged that the Prime Minister was allowing his 32-year-old son-in-law to interfere in the running of the Government, which both Abdullah and Khairy have denied.

Khairy said Abdullah’s decision to leave office in March should be recognised as a sacrifice for party unity.

He added that a change in Umno and the country’s leadership would not reclaim lost support if there was no commitment to the reforms the Prime Minister had started.

“The reason we did not do well in the last election was not because of the leadership but because we did not fulfil the promises of 2004,” he said.

Khairy said Umno should not be under any misplaced illusion that it was a leadership issue.

Khairy, who is aspiring for the Youth chief post in the March party elections, said he hoped his father-in-law’s leaving office would not affect his chances in the contest.

In Alor Star, Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir called on candidates vying for positions in Barisan Nasional component parties to stop bashing Umno.

“Umno candidates have been careful not to harp on sensitive subjects that could damage the relationship between the component parties,” he said.

“Likewise, candidates from other component parties should do the same. They should not fan sentiments to gain popularity within their own party at the expense of other component parties,” he said.