Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Why Your Adsense Is Not Making Money

Article by Costa
First let me emphasize the fact that I am not an Adsense guru, so I cannot and will not teach you about making money from Adsense. I admit to this fact as I feel there is nothing to be shameful about my ignorance. If you have read my previous article, I wrote that we have to admit to our weakness and in admitting, we will strive harder to learn and improve ourselves.
What truly shameful is the fact that lots of people, whether through sheer arrogance or otherwise, go around starting blogs that purportedly teaches you to make thousands of dollars from Adsense but in reality, making peanuts themselves.

It has always been my opinion that if we want to learn, we have to learn from the best and if we were to teach, we should be the best or at least be among the best. You have to be responsible enough to realize that whatever you teach might inadvertantly effect the lives of others who believes in what you are teaching. More so when you want to teach others how to make money blogging or how to make money from Adsense as this is a very hot and popular topic searched by almost all bloggers interested to make a decent side income.

In my quest to make money from Adsense or at the least be good in making money through this venue, I have come to learn that making decent money with Adsense can be quite complicated. To be really good in it, we have to understand the complexity of How The Adsense Algorithm Works, Keyword Research,Search Engine Optimization , The Design of our Blogs, right down to the way we structure our posts to attract the best paying Ads. It is these knowledge that separate the guy who makes $50 dollars a day from his Adsense blog from the guy who makes 50 cents even though their click trough rate are the same or maybe even higher for the guy making the 50 cents.

There are tons of blogs and ebooks out there that claims to tell you the secrets to making lots of money from Adsense. Believe me, what they tell you is general knowledge and all this info can be obtained when you sign up for Adsense. Insofar, I haven’t come across a blog or an ebook that reveals to you the real inner secrets to really make money from your Adsense Ads other than the one by Grizz. If you follow and implement what those guys tell you, rest assured you will be earning the 2 or 3 cent clicks.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I cannot and will not be teaching you about making money from Adsense. BUT, I know someone who can and will. He is Grizzly. I have recommended this guy countless times, in my old blog which I have since turned into a Adsense niche blog, and here in this new blog. His Make Money From Adsense For Beginners has been a treasure trove for me.

Today, I recommend him again. Grizzly has just started a new blog,How To Make Money From Adsense Today , where he will again take beginners by the hand in every step they will be making to become a good Adsense earner.

In today’s blogosphere, where every guru are closing their doors to the public and charging fees if you want to learn their secret, Grizz remains as a white knight of sorts. He makes more money than most of the A-listers who teaches you craps, yet he remains humble and generous. He lets you in into everything he knows and if ever there is a guy whom you want to learn how to Make Money From Adsense from, this is the guy. You really don’t have to look any further.

How To Start A Small Internet Marketing Business in Malaysia

To start a small Internet Marketing business, be it in Malaysia or any other country for that matter, it is best that we invest some money to buy a good domain name and good hosting company to host our domain or domains. A good domain name would be a name with the keywords that you intend to use for your Internet Marketing Business.Since domains with good keywords are hard to come by these days the best alternative would be a domain with a synonymous word. For example of you can’t get groomacat dot com for your site that you intend to sell or write about cat grooming materials, then felinegrooming dot com is a good alternative. Google bots are so smart these days that they can tell the two words have the same meaning. As far as possible, get a dot com and nothing else.A better way would be to buy pre-owned domains. Pre-owned domains are domains that have expired because the previous owners gave it up. Lots of these pre-owned domains are pretty good with ready backlinks and some even have ready search traffic because many of them are still indexed by Google. If you can get a domain that is at least 3 years old, indexed and with lots of relevant backlinks, then you are set to go the minute you put up your site. You will get immediate traffic. The best place that I go whenever I want to buy a pre-owned is Freshdrop.Next comes the hosting company that you want your domain hosted. At present I am using 3 hosting companies but the one I would recommend would be Hostprise. I bought a reseller’s account from them recently and if compared to Hostgator’s reseller package, the one offered by Hostprise is much better value for money.Starting off with a re-seller’s package will save you lots of heartaches later on when your business starts to grow. A re-seller’s account lets you host as many sites as you want in individual accounts, each with their own administrative cPanel. That way, should one of your sites get hacked or if you downloaded some bad scripts to one of your sites, the other sites will not be effected. If you have only one account with one cPanel and all your domains added on, then your whole structure will go down together with one bad site. Once you have your domain set up with a good hosting company, you are ready to go. Now comes the tedious part of getting your sites off the track. For a new domain, you will need a day or two to build up the proper infrastructure. Then you need to wait at least 3 to 6 months to see the first result. That’s the way it is if you want to build a Small Internet Marketing Business In Malaysia or anywhere in the world. I have not learned about any shortcuts to this thus far.

If You are Beginner in Business, it is Essential to Learn Adsense Secrets

Professionals have their own adsense secrets to success. Some of them have the same while others have unique strategies.

If you will make a research on the web about Adsense secrets, you will only be guided by the different websites with their ads and they will most likely sell the answers to you. Since you are hoping to get answers to all your questions, you will do anything just to know their secret.

You may think of buying any solution that you are presented but understand that almost all the people who want to share their adsense secret are the same.

Now before you make any move, it will be helpful if you do some research on the different search engines. There may be a hundreds of forums that will be displayed on your search. It can be a good way to get valuable information that you can use on your site.

Reading articles written by professional internet marketers are also a good source. Some of the marketers share their own
experiences and adsense secrets to help the beginners who wish to succeed in the field of marketing. You can read through hundreds of articles and you can surely get something out of reading them.

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Although most of the answers that you can get will ask you to do a little bit of work, it will be worth the try if you really want to succeed. Everyone in the marketing field increased their profits without trying the different strategies.

The web service is a good source for adsense secrets. You can use good keywords to find advices and tips. You can use keywords in the search engines such as: adsense tips, increase adsense income, adsense experiments and adsense adsense tricks. You will be shown with a lot of good information that you can choose from.

If there are different strategies shown, you can choose one which you think will best work for you. But if you can use two or more at the same time, chances are you will be getting good results in a few days. However, these strategies need dedication and perseverance.

You also need to have your own sense of style to be applied on the adsense secrets.

The internet will be the best resource and its all in just one click and you are in for success. You just have to be patient in making your search.

If you want to increase the traffic of your site, you will obviously increase your income. The real adsense secret is to be on top of the search engines or have more and more visitors on your site.

In order to increase traffic to your site, you can have a fresh content into your site. It is necessary to post different articles every other time so that the visitors and readers will visit your site more often. Just make sure that the articles are relevant to the theme of your site.

You can find a lot of good authors who will offer services at a low cost provided that their names will be displayed in the author resource box.

The real adsense secret is to have a good site that your readers can benefit a lot while doing the same for you. it is important that you know your customers and you know what they exactly need.



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Monday, February 23, 2009

Old Car For New

Carrot to spur motor industry: Govt to consider dangling RM5,000 discount if you sell your old car to buy a new one

ALOR SETAR: Sell off your old car and buy a new one at RM5,000 discount — that can be a reality if the proposal by the International Trade and Industry Ministry is accepted by the Finance Ministry.

Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the proposal, which would encourage consumers to buy new cars, had been submitted for consideration in the mini budget, to be unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on March 10.

He said the incentive was to spur the country’s automotive industry in the wake of the global economic slowdown.
If the proposal was accepted, owners would be able to sell off their cars of 15 years or older and buy new ones at discounted prices.

“The RM5,000 incentive can be in the form of reduction in excise duties and sales tax or other mechanisms,” he told reporters after meeting Umno leaders here.

He said at the moment there were more than one million cars aged 15 years and above in the country.

The proposal would benefit consumers as they would have the incentive to buy new cars; the automobile companies, as there would be demand for new car models; and the government in the form of motor vehicle tax collection, he added.

Meanwhile, Muhyiddin said the ministry had applied for an additional allocation of RM5 billion under the mini budget to spur growth in the industrial and manufacturing sector.

Muhyiddin said the allocation was to provide soft loans and additional grants for the small-and-medium enterprise (SME) as well as various investment incentives.

He said at the moment, there were some 556,000 SMEs in the country, many of which were affected by declining demand, forcing some of them to retrench workers.

He said so far, the SME sector had retrenched about 2,000 workers.

“We are also planning to provide grants for companies to train their workers. This is one of the measures to avoid retrenchment,” he said.

The ministry also planned to provide soft loans with a low interest of two per cent to companies intending to expand their operations, he added.

Muhyiddin said the ministry would also suggest a two per cent corporate tax cut — from 25 per cent to 23 per cent — as an incentive for companies to continue their operations in this time of economic slowdown.
- Bernama

Sunday, February 22, 2009

ana Winner Of The Reality TV Programme Mystarz's

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Realiti Mystarz's programme season to 2 has anchored his curtain yesterday. 14 participant in early plan, and only 4 remainder to fill slot grand final and finalist busk yesterday was Wana , Cassie, Hairi And Nashrin.
Concert final Mystarz LG this are being held in PWTC and aired live last night in station tv TV3.

Jeraul blogspot crew want congratulate to Noriezuana Syed Shafudin or his friendly name Wana, 22 years old girl which originated from Skudai, Johore because have won Mystarz LG for this season. Wana has successfully brought away as much as cash money RM100.000, a LG LCD TV 42 inches, and also recording contract with Warner (M) Sdn Bhd .
Wana has giving performance more successfully. No matter ballad genre or pop rock, she successfully brought its nicely. His vowel is steady and her showmanshipn also the best.

First runner up also drops to Wan Nashrinie Zafri @ Nashrin, young man 19 years which originated from Penang. Nashrin has successfully gain a LG LCD TV 32 inches, and also goods of LG.

Meanwhile, Cassie which won third place bring home LG RENOIR's mobile phone, while Hairi in 4th won LG ART COOL's air conditioner. For your information, decision refereed by jury professional namely Hattan, Liza Hanim, and also invitation jury namely Ajai. Decision fully judged with 70% from jury and also 30% from vote.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Elizabeth Wong’s sex clips now on sale over internet

The ex boyfriend of Selangor State Exco member Elizabeth Wong had already sold nude photos of her as well as a short clip of them having sex to a private website.

According to reliable news, this Malay man was infatuated with Wong and his aim of fliming his rendezvous with her was to threaten her not to leave him.

The man told a PKR leader last year that he had in possession nude photos of Wong. The leader was shocked and advised Wong to settle her relationship problems quickly.

There were also rumors that the man had a violent tendency and had beaten Wong twice causing her grievous hurt. The two had a tumultuous relationship, separating and patching up several times till Wong made up her mind finally to leave him.

Elizabeth Wong has been missing since she announced her resignation from all her official posts. She did not return home to rest after recording her statement at the police station. Her Indian neighbors revealed that they had not seen her entering her residence for two days.

Elizabeth Wong Nude Photo??

Currently making the rounds on the internet are nude photos taken of Selangor Executive Councilor Elizabeth Wong. With her glasses still on, the compromising photos could have been taken even as she was taking an afternoon nap. Also, the photos certainly can’t be compared to Edison Chen’s photos or more recently, Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek’s leaked video.

As of today, she had offered her resignation to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who did not immediately accept her resignation and asked her to take a leave of absence to allow the dust to settle on this unfortunate event.
In an emotionally-charged news conference, Elizabeth Wong - a well known human rights activist and member of Mr Anwar’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) - did not deny that the pictures in question were of her. Also, she mentioned at 1 of the alleged Elizabeth Wong nude photosthe conference “I am not ashamed of my sexuality as a woman and a single person. I have broken no laws,” the 37-year-old said.

The hunt also goes on for the culprit - the photographer who took the photos using a handphone - believed to be the former boyfriend of Elizabeth Wong. And according to the Malay Mail, police are currently looking for Hilmi Malek, 32, for questioning in connection with the Elizabeth Wong nude photographs scandal.

Clearly, Elizabeth Wong is the victim here and deserves to be sympathized while the real culprit should be caught and made to answer for his cruel callous actions.

Perak MB and exco ‘suspended’

IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and all six state executive council members have been suspended and barred from the state assembly for showing contempt for the House.

While Dr Zambry’s suspension is for 18 months, the others have been suspended for 12 months each.
State Legislative Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar, who headed the Committee of Special Privileges which summoned the seven to answer to a complaint, made the order on grounds that they had failed to give any explanation yesterday.

The complaint of contempt for the House by the seven was made by Canning assemblyman Wong Kah Woh following which the notices to appear before the committee was made last Saturday.

“Dr Zambry and the six exco members have failed and did not give any explanation to the committee.

“They failed to offer any explanation on their actions of contempt for the House and hence have been found guilty as charged.

“I have decided that Dr Zambry is, with immediate effect, suspended and barred from attending State Assembly sessions for 18 months while the six exco members are barred for 12 months,” said Sivakumar in a statement here yesterday.

The sole Barisan Nasional representative in the seven-member committee, Datuk Hasbullah Osman, was absent from the inquiry that started at 2.55pm.

A cheerful Dr Zambry and the exco entered the meeting room for about 30 minutes and exited later without speaking to the press.
Wong, who presented his case before the committee, said he stated that Dr Zambry and the six exco members had shown contempt for the House when they were sworn into the assembly through unconstitutional means.

The committee later convened its closed-door meeting until 5.05pm. At 6.20pm when Sivakumar was leaving, he was asked whether he had powers to bar assemblymen without bringing the matter to the House.

He said: “I will notify the House.”

Elizabeth Wong offers to quit her posts ‘to protect party’

PETALING JAYA: Embattled Eliza­beth Wong has offered to resign as Bukit Lanjan assemblyman and Selangor executive council member.

At an emotionally-charged press conference where she broke down while speaking, Wong said the option was in the best interests of her party.
However, the 39-year-old activist said she had done nothing wrong.
“I wish to state that I am not ashamed of my sexuality as a woman and as a single person.

“I have broken no law. I stand by the fundamental principle in a democracy that everyone has a right to privacy,” she said at the PKR headquarters here yesterday.

Remaining calm at first, Wong, who is Selangor Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment Committee chairman, could not hold back her tears as she spoke to a room packed with reporters and supporters.

Wong, who is also the PKR Wanita information chief, said she tendered her resignation to Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Khalid Ibrahim yesterday morning.

Khalid later issued a statement saying he had asked her to go on leave instead.

Wong said she decided to resign as she believed the attacks would continue with greater intensity.
She said “PKR’s rivals” would continue to “manipulate the situation”.

“Although the smear campaign directed towards me has caused me a lot of anguish, I am aware that the real objective is to discredit PKR,” she said.

Wong said the events of the past two days had shown an “insidious and underhanded attempt by certain quarters to smear my reputation”.

“My personal life and privacy have been violated. People have conspired to undermine my credibility as Selangor state exco member and Keadilan leader,” she said yesterday.

In between sobs, Wong said she had received overwhelming support from her family, constituents, Paka­tan Rakyat colleagues, friends and the public but offered to resign in the interest of her party.

“I am very grateful to those who have placed their trust in me and my party and I thank them for the opportunity to serve,” she said before removing her glasses and wiping away tears that kept streaming down her cheeks.

Wong expressed her “eternal gratitude” to all, including the Mentri Besar, and apologised if she had offended or let anyone down.

She said she would discuss with Khalid on arranging for a proper handover of her responsibilities.

Also present at the press conference were Selangor executive council members, PKR vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah, leaders of the PKR and PAS women’s wings Zuraidah Kamaruddin and Nuridah Salleh, respectively, and human rights activist Irene Fernandez.

Several supporters wept during the press conference.

When Wong announced her decision to quit, some supporters who had came with banners and flowers instantly shouted: “No! No! You are the victim. Don’t resign!”

Several supporters hugged her after the press conference.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Probably my last message to Malaysians

Got this article from Raja Petra Blogs...
This country needs major political, economic and social reforms. The next two years are going to be most trying years indeed. And expect a snap general election within 18 months of Najib taking over if he does take over on 1 April 2009.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Tomorrow, I will probably be detained under the Internal Security Act. Anyhow, before we talk about that, let me start by giving you my prediction for the two by-elections scheduled for early April.

In 2004, BN won the Bukit Selambau state seat with a majority of 7,695 votes and in 2008 they lost it with a majority of 2,362 votes. (See the chart below). In the coming by-election, I forecast a voter turnout of around 26,000 and a majority of 3,500-4,500 for the opposition.

For the Bukit Gantang parliament seat, in 2004 Barisan Nasional won with a majority of 8,888 and in 2008 it lost with a majority of 1,566. (See chart below). This time around, the voter turnout will be roughly 42,000 and the opposition will win that seat with a majority of 5,000-8,000 votes.

Okay, I am forecasting this even before I know who the candidates are. Well, I have no choice. On Tuesday, 17 February 2009, the Federal Court is due to hear the appeal against my release from Internal Security Act detention and I really do not know what the outcome is going to be. Chances are, I have but 24 hours left as a free man and if I do not write this article today I never will.

On 7 November 2008, the Shah Alam High Court ordered my release from detention. The government has appealed this decision although it did not see the need to appeal the decision of the Shah Alam High Court acquitting Abdul Razak Baginda of the charge of murder without his defence being called.

I was in court last week to witness the performance of the three judges and what I saw did not give me much confidence. First of all, we asked for a quorum of seven judges, or at least five. But the court turned us down and fixed a quorum of only three judges. And two of the three judges appear to be hostile towards us from the word ‘go’. It looks like my fate has been sealed even before the case goes to court.

Anyway, I know for a fact that it was not Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who ordered my detention. He was not even aware I had been detained. The order came from Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and since I am bent on making sure he never becomes Prime Minister on 1 April 2009 I really do not blame him for wanting to get me out of the way.

My friends and family want me to leave the country and to seek political asylum in another country. They feel I can still continue with the struggle in a foreign land. But I am against that as much as my wife pleads that I consider this. I am no quitter and I do not run. I shall stay and fight till the very end even if that is the last thing I do.

If I have to lose my freedom so be it. That is the price we pay for opposing the powers-that-be. But I shall not go quietly or make any deals to secure my release with those who walk in the corridors of power.

I was given an option. Take the money and become rich or go to jail. I refused the money and instead chose jail. This is my choice and no one can convince me to do otherwise. No doubt I will have to pay for this and it will be a heavy price that I shall have to pay. But this is the price of the struggle and the price does not come cheap.

I shall not submit. I shall resist till the end. I stand on right and I oppose what is wrong. Amar makruf, nahi munkar, as Islam would say. We must uphold right and oppose wrong. That is not only the Islamic way but also the way of all religions. And even atheists believe in this, so you need not believe in God to subscribe to the concept of amar makruf, nahi munkar.

Over thousands of years countless people have met their deaths just because they stood on the side of right. What I have chosen to do has been done by so many who are now nameless and faceless. So it is nothing so special that I do which has not been done before.

My resistance will continue. But I will have to continue my resistance behind the barbwire fences of the Kamunting Detention Centre. It will now be up to you, those who are free, to continue where I left off.

My resistance, however, will have to take on a new form. I will no longer be able to write or speak at ceramahs. My voice has now been silenced. But I can still speak the words of silence, which will be my new form of resistance.

I shall no longer open my mouth or utter one word during my detention. I shall maintain the silence of a mute person. I shall not sign any documents of the so many documents that they make you sign when under detention. My signature is not going to be placed on a single shred of paper.

By doing so would mean none of my family members or lawyers would have access to me. Yes, that is the price I shall pay for ‘not cooperating’. I know this and I am prepared for it.

I shall refuse all medical treatment and visits to the hospital. I shall refuse to accept any food and water supplied by the Kamunting authorities. I shall refuse to leave my cell or to meet any of the prison authorities. In short, I shall shut myself out from the world and keep to my own world of my eight feet square cell.

This action will mean I shall survive at the most seven to eight days. By the end of that period I shall be dead. I am prepared for that. They plan to imprison my body for the rest of my life. But I shall release my spirit from my body and will again be free. They can keep my body and they can do whatever they want with it. But they will never be able to keep my spirit. I shall separate my spirit from my body and deny them the pleasure of incarcerating me.

This is a decision I have taken and no one can make me change my mind. And this is probably the last article of mine that you shall read if they send me to Kamunting tomorrow. Keep the struggle going. I shall no longer be able to join you in that struggle. The work is far from finished. This country needs major political, economic and social reforms. The next two years are going to be most trying years indeed. And expect a snap general election within 18 months of Najib taking over if he does take over on 1 April 2009.

I lay down my life for this nation of ours called Malaysia. I will sacrifice myself for the sake of the struggle. There is very little left I can give at this point of time other than my life. For those who stood by me all these years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I go with a heavy heart. But my heart is heavy only because I have but one life to give.

Death is not the end. Death is but the beginning. It is the beginning of a new journey that none of us can escape and will one day embark upon. It is not something to be sad about. It is something to rejoice.

Please continue your struggle to make Malaysia a better place for our future generation. This country belongs to them and it is for them that we struggle. For some of us, our time is already almost up. We do not have many years left. Many have gone before us. Many friends who started out with us in 1998 are no longer around. But they left this world in the hope that one day Malaysia will be the country that we dream it would be. And that, too, must be our dream.

I pray and hope that the Putrajaya Federal Court will uphold the decision of the Shah Alam High Court to free me from ISA detention. But if it reverses that decision then we must be prepared for that as well. And if the Federal Court does what I fear it will do, goodbye Malaysians, my comrade-in-arms. We shall meet again, one day, although not in this world but the next.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

Song :- Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
Artist :- Avenged Sevenfold
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Lyrics / Lirik Afterlife by Avenged Sevenfold

Like walking into a dream, so unlike what you've seen
so unsure but it seems, ’cause we’ve been waiting for you
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste
of your afterlife here so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway

I see a distant light, but girl this can't be right
Such a surreal place to see so how did this come to be
Arrived too early

And when I think of all the places I just don't belong
I've come to grips with life and realize this is going too far

I don't belong here, we gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
’Cause this time I'm right to move on and on, far away from here

A place of hope and no pain, perfect skies with no rain
Can leave this place but refrain, ’cause we've been waiting for you
Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste
of your afterlife here so stay, you'll be back here soon anyway

This peace on earth's not right (with my back against the wall)
No pain or sign of time (I’m much too young to fall)
So out of place don't wanna stay, I feel wrong and that's my sign
I've made up my mind

Gave me your hand but realize I just wanna say goodbye
Please understand I have to leave and carry on my own life

I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
’Cause this time I'm ready to move on and on, far away from here
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you
This place full of peace and light, and I’d hope you might
take me back inside when the time is right

Loved ones back home all crying ’cause they're already missing me
I pray by the grace of God that there's somebody listening
Give me a chance to be that person I wanna be
(I am unbroken; I’m choking on this ecstasy)
Oh Lord I'll try so hard but you gotta let go of me
(Unbreak me, unchain me, I need another chance to live)


I don't belong here, I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
’Cause this time I'm ready to move on and on, far away from here
Got nothing against you and surely I'll miss you
This place full of peace and light, and I’d hope you might
take me back inside when the time is right

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kedah Sultan wants to know if Arumugam was forced to quit

Kedah Sultan wants to know if Arumugam was forced to quit

ALOR STAR: Many people, including the Kedah Sultan, are looking for former Bukit Selambau assemblyman V. Arumugam who has gone missing since Feb 4.

The Kedah Sultan’s confidential secretary Datuk Wira Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah said the Sultan had asked his office to summon Arumugam to the palace following speculation that the elected representative wanted to quit both the State Exco post and Bukit Selambau state seat.

“We were unable to contact him. However, we received Arumugam’s letter stating his intention to quit,” he said.

It is learnt that the Sultan wanted to hear from Arumugam if he had been coerced into making the decision to vacate the state seat.

Arumugam is believed to have flown to Chennai, India, on Monday night after purportedly signing the letter of resignation and a statutory declaration to vacate both the executive council and state assembly posts.

A middleman sent the letter and statutory declaration to Speaker Datuk Dr Abdul Isa Ismail at 5pm on Monday.

In the statutory declaration, Arumugam, who joined PKR after winning the seat in the March 8 general election, purportedly stated that he was quitting the posts because he was being harassed by Barisan Nasional members who wanted him to leave Pakatan Rakyat.

Arumugam’s disappearance has fuelled speculation that he was forced to vacate his Bukit Selambau state seat.

Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak was also unable to contact Arumugam.

However, Kedah Pakatan Rakyat chief Ahmad Kasim said Arumugam was on vacation overseas after his alleged scandal became public knowledge.

“He (Arumugam) is feeling stressed,” he said yesterday. Former Merbok PKR strategy director Zamil Ibrahim alleged that PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was hiding Arumugam. Zamil, who introduced Arumugam to the political arena, resigned from PKR in August last year

Mobile Payment in Malaysia... good potential..

Mobile payment is the collection of money from a consumer via a mobile device such as their mobile phone, SmartPhone, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or other such device. In other words, this is a concept of making payment transactions just through a mobile device to pay for goods and services
There are four primary models for mobile payments:
Premium SMS based transactional payments
Direct Mobile Billing
Mobile web payments (WAP)
Contactless NFC (Near Field Communication)

In Malaysia, mobile payment is effective providing customers with admission or money off vouchers which can be unique coded or designed to allow viral spread. The mobile channel can be effectively used as a self-funding and revenue generating medium. This service covers all mobile operators on Malaysia such as Mobile Wallet.
Mobile Wallet is a mobile enabled application and payment service provider which enables its network of users/subscribers to make convenient payments to any designated affiliates or Mobile Wallet’s appointed network of merchants to accept MW points as mobile based payment gateway.

Indeed, mobile payment services have its own potential. Consumers are more comfortable with low-value transactions over such non-traditional means. Common applications will include payment for transportation, parking, restaurants, convenience stores, retail outlets, e-tickets to name a few - typically for low-value items. This helps especially when consumers are in need of cash but doesn’t have any in hand and provides users the convenience to pay anyone, anytime and anywhere.


Malaysia Online Payment

Hee Yit Fong get her Camry

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 (The Malaysian Insider)- For the past few days, will-she-won’t-she speculation has been swirling around Jelapang assemblywoman Hee Yit Fong. No, not over whether she will or won’t jump, that’s been established.

The wondering is over as Umno sources today confirm that she is among seven state representatives named to the Perak Executive Council as a reward from Barisan Nasional for delivering the Perak government.

Hee, possibly the most hated woman in Malaysia right now, has been the subject of ridicule and abuse in and around her Ipoh hometown as well as in cyberspace, far more than the other three state representatives who switched allegiance from Pakatan Rakyat to Barisan Nasional.
She was the deputy state speaker in the Pakatan Rakyat government and had been in DAP for some 20 years.
The clerk-turned-politician was said to have been upset with the state party leadership and because she did not get a new official car when the Pakatan Rakyat government bought Toyota Camrys to replace an ageing fleet of Proton Perdanas.

Two of the new exco members will be Chinese, the sources say, with the other being Chenderiang state assemblyman Dr Mah Hang Soon, who is also MCA Youth deputy chief.

Three more will be decided later, possibly after the first seven are sworn in tomorrow by Sultan Azlan Shah. The swearing in ceremony is expected to take place at 10am tomorrow at the Istana Iskandariah in Perak’s royal town of Kuala Kangsar.

Another woman who has been appointed to the exco is Sungai Rapat’s Hamidah Osman, who was rumoured to be upset over losing the menteri besar post to Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir.

Umno sources have denied she was upset, saying she is supportive of the 47-year-old BN menteri besar.

The tricky task of determining of the executive line-up is one of the first tests that Zambry has to pass, apart from handling a hostile Perak electorate upset over the manner in which the state government changed hands.

“To head off dissatisfaction, he (Zambry) explained that there are only 10 exco positions but 31 candidates,” a source told The Malaysian Insider.

“He emphasised to them that the major thrust has to be to win the hearts of the people, not Camrys and houses. He also told them to speak their minds and not just be yes-men, which they found refreshing.”

Several names were nominated for each portfolio, based on their skills and abilities.

Discussions were held with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is widely credited forwith masterminding the Perak takeover, until the early hours of this morning.

Monday, February 9, 2009

UK'S New Visa Rules..Malaysia Selamat!

Countries face new UK visa rules
Fingerprint being scanned
South Africans will now need to provide fingerprints to enter the UK

South Africans visiting the United Kingdom will need a visa, under new rules issued by the Home Office.

Bolivia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Venezuela also failed a test of the threat posed by their citizens in terms of security, immigration and crime.

Nationals from the five countries will now need to provide fingerprints and pay a fee to obtain a visa before travelling to the UK.

The South African government said it respected the Home Office's decision.

In 2007, 419,000 people legally visited the UK from South Africa, including 168,000 tourists and 46,200 business visitors, while nearly 3,000 were given work permits.

They are the fifth largest group of visitors to Britain behind citizens of the US, Australia, Canada and Japan.

But a government review of visas has resulted in the five countries being added to a list that already covers three quarters of the world's population, all of whom must apply for visas before travelling.

Fingerprint visas

"The government said it would get tough and we meant it," said immigration minister Phil Woolas.

"Fingerprint visas make up one part of Britain's triple ring of security, alongside high-tech watch-list checks at the border and ID cards for foreign nationals."

First-time visitors to the UK from South Africa will need to apply for visas from 3 March 2009, with the full visa regime coming into effect by mid-2009, the government said.

Visitor visas lasting up to six months will cost £65, and work visas £205.

Six months ago South Africa and 10 other countries were warned to improve their passport security systems or face tougher visa requirements.

Six of these - Botswana, Brazil, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, and Trinidad and Tobago - were adjudged to have improved sufficiently to escape the new rules.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Perak New Menteri Besar??

PETALING JAYA, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- The new Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, 47, a second term Pangkor assemblyman is a prominent political figure in Perak and has contributed to the development of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in the state.
Starting off his career in politics as Pangkor Umno Youth chief in 1992 and later as head of the Perak Umno Youth, Zambry has been responsible in developing the state's ICT development during his tenure as Perak State Executive Council (Exco) member
tasked with multimedia.
Zambry, after winning his first state seat in Pangkor in the March 2004 General Election, served as Chairman of Education, Human Resources and Multimedia Committee from 2004 until Sept 26, 2006. During a minor resuffle, he became Chairman of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Innovation Committee and wielded with more authority to further develop ICT in Perak.
Born in Pulau Pangkor on March 22, 1962, the Lumut Umno division chief graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1987 and four years later a Master’s degree in Islamic thinking from the same university.
The former Umno Youth executive council member also obtained a Master’s degree in political philosophy and religious comparison in 1992 and three years later a doctorate with distinction in comtemporary politics from Temple University, United States.
An active writer, Zambry has won several awards in writing competitions during his student days. Among them were the National Day Essay Writing Award in 1982 and National Award for Religious Writing in 1986. He also has also written several books including “Umno dan Jiwa Merdeka” (1998), “Pemuda Umno Menebus Maruah, Menuju Arah” (2000) and “Islam Malaysia & Amerika” (2002).
He has also edited several publications including “Pendidikan dan Pembangunan” by Nurin Enterprise in 1989, “Business Administration in Islam” by Hizbi in 1991 and “Imbas Gemilang KBS 98” for the Youth and Sports Ministry. In 2005, the father of five — three girls and two boys — was conferred the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Honorary Lt Commander award by Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail who was then the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and became the first Malaysian politican to be given such an award.

Zambry Promises To Return Calm And Harmony To Perak

IPOH, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- Perak Menteri Besar designate Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has promised to return calm and harmony to the state.
Zambry, who thanked the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, for consenting the appointment and having the confidence in him to hold the post, regarded the new responsibility as a trust to be shouldered with good leadership.
"I will uphold the trust to the best of my ability. I also thank Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also the Perak Umno liaison chief, and my colleagues in Barisan Nasional (BN) for their support," he told reporters here on Thursday night.
Zambry, who is the Pangkor assemblyman, hoped his appointment as Menteri Besar would not become an issue or create a difficult situation in Perak.
Earlier in Kuala Lumpur, the prime minister announced that the Sultan of Perak had consented the appointment of Zambry as Perak's next Menteri Besar.
Abdullah also said that Zambry would be sworn in as the 11th Menteri Besar at Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar at 3.30pm on Friday.
Zambry's appointment was made after Sultan Azlan Shah ordered that Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and his state executive councillors to resign from their posts with immediate effect after the Sultan met with all the 28 BN state assemblymen and three Independent assemblymen who had declared their support for BN.
The Sultan was convinced that Mohammad Nizar had ceased to receive the support of the majority of the Perak state assemblymen.

How to Verify Paypal Account with Visa Prepaid Debit Card

Still Paypal Unverified? you need to verify your paypal now with a credit card or visa prepaid debit card in your Paypal account to enjoy more benefits for paypal fund withdrawal or use it to accept credit card payment online.

As far as I know, There are some people feel unsecure to verify their paypal account using credit card and they prefer to use visa prepaid debit card instead.

One common problem is people able to verify paypal account with credit card but fail to verify paypal account using a visa prepaid debit card. are you facing the same problem?

Fact, The process of verifying boths type of cards are actually the same. but please make
sure you have credit limit available in your credit card or debit card account.

A new visa prepaid debit card have no credit limit available in the account until you putting some money in your account before you can use to verify your paypal account, said at least RM250. while credit card already have its credit limit available given by bank, hence you can use it directly to verify your paypal account :)

Here is the step by step guide to setting up and verify your paypal account:

Step 1: Register a Free Paypal Account. Fill up all necessary information that require in the form including your credit card or visa prepaid debit card information and submit.

Step 2: After all, you should activate your Paypal account using the link that Paypal has sends to you via email. The email message should look like this. Click the link to confirm your email address!

Step 3: NEXT, Login to your Paypal Account. And verify you paypal account.

When you create your account, your status is unverified. why verified? 1) You can send unlimited fund when verified but unverified there are some limit. 2) You can withdraw Paypal fund when verified. Unverified cannot withdraw it to cash.

Step 4: You will be redirect to another pages like below. Click “Get Verified”.

You are almost done to verify your paypal account, Now you must wait for your next credit card or visa prepaid debit card statement to get the “6 digits Expanded Use Number“. They will appear in your next card statement and you will see Paypal charged USD1.95 in your card account.

Once you received the number from your statement. Return to the same page and enter the “Expanded number” to get you paypal verified. Once you have done, Paypal will credit back the USD1.95 into your Paypal account… you are done!

International Student Admission into Undergraduate Degree Programs July 2009

International Student Admission into Undergraduate Degree Programs July 2009
The Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) welcomes applications from foreign students to study at the university in a wide range of undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree) programs. Interested applicants should have successfully completed a minimum of 12 years of primary and secondary schools with a Higher School Certificate (HSC) qualification or its equivalents. In addition, students who
have obtained a high school/college diploma or its equivalent may also apply. Applications should be submitted to the International Student Admission Unit, Undergraduate Studies Division, using the
UNIMAS International Undergraduate Application Form. Fees schedule and other related information concerning application and admission can be obtained from this website. The University currently offers a limited number of places for admission into the following undergraduate degree programs to international students:
  • Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development
Cognitive Science
  • Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Aquatic Resource Science and Management
Animal Resource Science and Management
Plant Resource Science and Management
Resource Chemistry
Resource Biotechnology
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Software Engineering
Network Computing
Information Systems
Computational Science
Multimedia Computing
  • Faculty of Economics and Business
International Economics
Industrial Economics
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
Communication Studies
Industrial Relations and Labour Studies
International Studies
Development Planning and Management
Social Work Studies
Politics and Government Studies
  • Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Fine Arts
Design Technology
Arts Management
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
(Note: Medical and Engineering degree programs are presently not available for offer to international students)

Application for Postgraduate Studies by Coursework

Application for postgraduate studies by Coursework is open
as of 2nd February 2009 until 6th May 2009.

Further details, please contact:
Associate Professor Dr. Ernest Cyril De Run
Deputy Dean of Centre for Graduate Studies
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Our coursework programmes are designed to extend knowledge and skills gained from the first degree and to develop new professional skills in graduates. The programmes involve lectures, seminars and project work. A minimum of 42 credits (CMBA - 44 credits) of study and a final Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 is required for the award of the Master degree.

Each coursework programme consists of a combination of compulsory subjects, electives and a research project. Each subject carries a weightage of 2 to 3-credit points, and assessments are through take home assignments, tests and end of semester examinations. Students' progress and performance in the research project are assessed through oral presentations and written reports.
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Tun Jugah’s Food Gallery to hold watermelon Fiesta Feb 28

Event info to all Sarawakian...

KUCHING: The Food Gallery at Tun Jugah Shopping Complex here will hold a Watermelon Fiesta on Feb 28.

The competition, which is open to the public, promises winners attractive prizes worth around RM1,600.

Manager Justin Kueh said during a press conference yesterday that The Food Gallery is holding the fiesta to promote the consumption of fresh and healthy fruit juices.

“Admission is open to anyone of all ages in a team of two persons. The competition is limited to the first 20 teams to register with us,” he said.

All patrons (except staff and management of Tun Jugah, retail outlets and office tenants, sponsors and media partners) at The Food Gallery need only purchase any two glasses of juice – watermelon, apple, orange, carrot, etc – in a single receipt to qualify.

The receipt needs to be attached to entry forms available at The Food Gallery counter or juice bar between now and Feb 22.

Kueh said the unique and challenging Watermelon Fiesta comprises of two rounds.

“In the first round, all teams will have to roll the watermelons from The Food Gallery to the outside area around Level 3 and back to The Food Gallery.

“The top 10 teams will be eligible to take part in the second round. In this final round, they need to eat one whole watermelon and spit the seeds into a plate and teams with the most seeds will be the winners,” he said.

Prizes comprising electrical appliances are sponsored by Ming Fah Enterprise valued at RM1,500, while participants will be given ‘Be Our Guest’ or BOG meal vouchers sponsored by The Food Gallery.

The first prize is an Electrolux juicer valued at RM599, second prize Sharp microwave oven (RM399), third prize Morgan induction cooker (RM299), fourth prize Philip blender (RM199) and fifth prize Morgan coffee maker (RM99).

Sixth to 10th prize winners will receive BOG vouchers worth RM10 each.

For more information, contact Kueh at 082-256939 or the Advertising and Promotion Department at 082-253308.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Used condoms as cheap hair bands

China recycling used condoms as cheap hair bands: report

These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads.. That was so disgusting, I would not want to use them!!

BEIJING: Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China , threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday.

In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.

'These cheap and colourful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ... threatening the health of local people,' it said.

Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.

'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,' the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying.

A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 fen (three US cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal.

China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems. - AFP/ac