Jul 20, 2010

Akin to a Death Sentence

This article from Patrick Lee who wrote to Free Malaysia Today best describe the facts of the recent price hikes in sugar, fuel and gas. 

Don't forget that the majority of Malaysians today are a poor lot with 57.8% of the total house holds earning less than RM3,000 a month and another 12.9 % of the households earning between 3 to 4 thousand ringgit a month. These are the greater majority of people making up 70.7 % of total households and certainly the umnoputras are not in this category they are in the upper 5 % category living in 24 million ringgit homes.

Patrick Lee wrote:

Jul 16, 2010

Subsidy Cuts Adds to Inflationary Pressure Amid Slowing Economy

Malaysia government announced subsidy cuts will result in the increased of petrol, diesel, kerosene, gas and sugar which will spur consumer prices and add inflationary pressure on its majority of low income households. Cost of living will soar and the low income group which makes up more than 70% of the total Malaysian households will face greater hardship and sufferings.(70.7% of Malaysian household earns less than 4000 ringgit a month).

The Malaysia Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has just announced on the same day  that the Malaysian economy growth is expected to slow considerably in the second half of this year. MIER forecast that consumer prices will rise 2.2 per cent this year and added that inflation has climbed by 1.6 per cent in May from a year earlier which is the fastest pace in a year as food and transport costs rose with the strenthening of the economy in the first quarter.

Jul 15, 2010

Singapore to be World Fastest Growing Economy in 2010

(Marina Bay Sands - Singapore)
Singapore’s growth accelerated to a record 18.1 percent pace in the first half of 2010, spurring the currency and putting the island on course to overtake China as Asia’s fastest-growing economy this year.

Jul 14, 2010

Crime Warning!

Crime is still rampant in Malaysia and especially in the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Just got a call from April about two hours ago and she sounded quite shaken as she recounts the event of how she was driving and came to a stop at the traffic light junction in the section 17 area of Petaling Jaya when  two person on a motor cycle pull up next to her car than smash her passenger side window with a hammer and snatch her handbag. The  crime took place at approximately 11pm just about 3 hours ago.

Jul 13, 2010

Paul Predicts GE 13

Private Investigator P.Bala escorted by RPK was in Paris to be questioned by the French authorities over the investigation into the controversial Scorpene submarine purchase by the Malaysian government, they were with the Paris Police deapartment for many hours yesterday and was requested to return the next day.

With some free time to spent the duo went across to Germany to visit Paul the Octopus and requesterd for a prediction on the Malaysian next election of GE 13.

Since after the World Cup Paul has been quite bored and after much persuasion finally relented to their request.

And after which i received this photo through the email this morning. Was informed that Paul was treated to a meal of Malaysian "La La" instead of the usual mussells.

Jul 11, 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 - The Netherlands

The Netherlands.

They met 360 years ago... and guess who won?


Het Wihelmus.

For William of Orange... Can you hear the Silence....