Thursday, June 30, 2011

Malaysian Prime Minsiter said Polls date still in the air

Malaysians generally are wondering when is the 13th General Election is going to be held.

The last general election was held on March 2008 where the ruling Barisan Nasional, BN coalition parties won and still took control of the federal government but fared badly, losing the two third majority in Parliament.

The BN also lost 4 states, Penang, Perak, Kedah and Selangor to the oppositions.

The only person who knows the right date for the General Election is none other that the Prime Minister of Malaysia himself, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.

While on a 2 day working visit to Sabah, East Malaysia on 29 and 30th June 2011 Najib Tun Razak said he is keeping an open mind on when he would call for a general election.

For the record, Najib earlier on the year generates a much debated interests among Malaysians when he said he fancys the number 11, while being interviewed live on Hot FM Radio Station in Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama.

Therefore triggering an intense speculations wether the Parliament is going to be dissolved on 11th November 2011 or any dates in November 2011.

Yesterday 30th June 2011 while visiting Sipitang, a coastal town in the in the interior of Sabah, the Prime Minister keep the media guessing when asked wether he had decided on the election date.

Najib said what mattered most was to ensure that Barisan Nasional was fully prepared to win the hearts and minds of the people.

“Before we can determine the date, we have to work hard and strengthen Barisan and solve problems faced by the grassroots,” he said after launching the Pesta Gasing dan Tamu (Gata) 2011 in Sipitang.

Najib also reminded the Sabah Barisan Nasional to put the people first in whatever they do.

The Prime Minister arrived in Sabah on Wednesday afternoon, 29 June 2011 and met with leaders of eight Barisan component parties in a closed-door meeting at the 5 star Maggelan Sutera Resort in Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah.

He told them that “this could be his last visit” prior to a general election.

However, when asked to elaborate yesterday, Thursday 30th June 2011 Najib laughed it off, saying he wanted the state leaders to be prepared for the polls at any time.

In Kota Kinabalu on the same day on 30th June 2011, Najib went on a memorable trip when he dropped by a house at Kampung Likas just outside the city.

His visit came 46 years after his father Tun Abdul Razak Hussein toured the area and met the then village chief OT (Orang Tua) Bakar Busu.

Najib met Bakar's only offspring Tijah, her husband Yahya NC Asai, 71, and their eight children and 15 grandchildren.

Yahya got engaged to Tijah when Tun Razak visited the village in 1965.

“It was just after the formation of Malaysia, and Tun Razak wanted to see for himself ordinary Malaysians in Sabah,” said Yahya, a retired Sabah Railway technician.

Earlier in the day, Najib took a stroll around Murut traditional houses at the interior township of Kemabong, some 250km from the city after launching the Juara Rakyat programme there.

He also savoured the renowned Tenom coffee and had lunch with local community leaders before flying to Sipitang to launch the RM2.7mil Esplanade there.

Najib also went for a walkabout at Inanam town market, about 10km from here.

He later announced a RM2mil allocation to build a new community hall in Inanam, adding that he was also studying a proposal to improve the roads in the town.

Well when is the election Sir?? It is up to you Najib.

Former Bank Negara assistant governor, Datuk Mohamad Daud Dol Moin claims trial to graft charge

These are the old Malaysian Ringgit notes being used in the 1970s

Former Bank Negara assistant governor claims trial to graft charge

Another high profile individual has been charged with bribery charges in Malaysia. Previously we have seen high ranking persons being investigated or being charged for graft in this country of 32 million people. They include Chief Ministers, former Menteri Besars, Ministers, Government servants, businessmen as well as law enforcement officials.

And today we saw a former assistant governor of the national bank of Malaysia, facing graft charges.

The Star Online reported today 1st July 2011 that former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) assistant governor ‎Datuk Mohamad Daud Dol Moin, 58, claimed trial today Friday 1st July 2011 at the Sessions court in Kuala Lumpur to two counts of accepting bribes amounting to RM100,000 from a businessman to help assist procure a BNM contract.

The contract was to print the RM5 polymer bank notes by Note Printing Australia Ltd.

He was accused of receiving two bribes of RM50,000 from Abdul Kayum Syed Ahmad, 62 to help procure the contract, at Dome Restaurant, Bangsar Shopping Centre, here, on Dec 1, 2004, and Feb 16, 2005.

This amounts to an offence under Section 11(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 1997.

If convicted, he can be jailed up to 20 years, and fined five times the bribe amount.

According to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the contract was worth about RM95 million.

Prosecuting was Deputy Public Prosecutor Manoj Kurup from the Attorney-General's Chambers while lawyers Collin Goonting and J.D. Goonting stood for the accused.

Bail was granted at RM100,000 with one surety.

Later in the same day in Shah Alam, businessman Abdul Kayum, was charged at the Shah Alam Sessions Court with two counts of bribing Mohamad Daud with RM100,000 as an inducement to assist him in procuring a contract for the printing of RM5 polymer notes by Note Printing Australia Ltd in December 2004.

The offences were allegedly committed in Subang Jaya in November 2004 and Feb 2005.

He claimed trial to the offences.

Judge Asmadi Hussin fixed RM50,000 bail with one surety and Aug 2, 2011 for mention.

This particular case has an Austalian connection.

In Sydney, Australia, the Associated Press, AP reports that police have charged two Australian currency printing firms and several of their former senior managers with bribing foreign officials to secure bank note supply contracts.

The charges against Securency International Pty Ltd and Note Printing Australia Ltd relate to alleged bribes paid to officials in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam between 1999 and 2005.

Australian Federal Police say company managers used agents to bribe the officials in an attempt to win contracts to print money for those countries.

Both companies are subsidiaries of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the nation's central bank.

Reserve Bank of Australia Governer Glenn Stevens said on Friday 1st July 2011 that the bank strongly condemns corrupt behaviour.

Horse semen apple juice popular among ladies in New Zealand

Ever try Horse semen juice?

Well if you fancy some juicy drinks, juicy apple with horse semen to be eact, check out The Green Man Pub in Wellington, New Zealand for a taste of the "exotic" food and drinks.

The concoction is only available for a limited time only, and has been described by the pub chef as tasting "like custard".

It's popular among the ladies, apparently.

"Ladies thought it was great," he added.

The Green Man Pub is currently participating in this year's Monteith's Beer & Wild Food Challenge, and has submitted the horse semen to complement the Asian duck, pork and spring rolls.

Another proof that some Singapore armed forces are softie

The carrying of backpacks for national servicemen in Singapore continues to make the news.

The latest comes on Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 when a reader of the popular Singapore citizen journalism website Stomp sent a picture of a serviceman in army uniform, making an older man - believed to be his father - carry his backpack.

The reader - Danny - told Stomp: "At about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 29 Jun 2011), as my friends and I were going to Northpoint in Yishun for lunch, I saw yet another army boy making his father carrying his bag for him.

"This is definitely unacceptable!"

In March 2011, a reader had sent to Stomp, a picture of a national serviceman making his maid carry his army backpack.

It sparked a national uproar (that spilled over to Malaysia) and the Ministry of Defence counselled him after he had identified himself to his commander.

The photograph made its rounds on the Internet and generated much debate about whether Generation Y soldiers in Singapore are too 'soft' and 'spoilt'.

In this latest case, should the parent or older person share the blame too?

In real Warfare, will the enemy laughed at these softie Singaporean army personells??

Could these soft soldiers handle Machine Guns, Artilleries and Rocket Propelled Grenades, bombs and grenades??

Will they yell softly at every sound of gunfires or bombs??

To me army personell should look like these combo pictures below :

But not like these below!!! :

Oh Come on.. Sissy guys or softies guys should not be allowed to join the national services, if they cannot even carry their backpacks, what more engaging the enemies in real life combat!!!

Selena Gomez meets long time crush, Shia LaBeouf

Selena Gomez is the envy of millions of girls out there because she is Justin Bieber's gilfriend and they have been romantically together for quite sometimes now. The very sight of Bieber makes girls around the world scream hysterically and some also faints because they are awe-struck and star-struck.

However, even after successfully capturing Bieber's heart, Selena is actually admiring someone other than Bieber. And Selena met this guy that she admired in person, very recently in a surprise gimmick.

This is the cute and handsome guy that Selena Gomez admires, Shia LaBeouf. They were pictured together backstage in a television studio.

Should Justin Bieber be worried? His girlfriend Selena Gomez was star-struck after meeting Shia LaBeouf in person recently.

After meeting LaBeouf, Gomez posted a video on YouTube with an accompanying message that reads: "Best...Day...Ever."

The video showed her being tricked into meeting her long-time celebrity crush Shia LaBeouf backstage at a television studio. Her handlers told her she was about to meet her fans in a dressing room when the occupant turned out to be none other than the Transformers star.

Gomez, 18, went "Oh my gosh" and her first reaction was to turn around and rush out of the room.

A very sweet LaBeouf actually ran after her and said, "Hey, nice to meet you... Hey, how are you? How you doin'? Thanks for being so sweet to me. You're really sweet to me."

Blushing like a schoolgirl, Gomez sheepishly told the actor, "I admire you."

LaBeouf then held the teenager close to him as they posed for a few photos before parting ways.

Gomez was still trying to regain her composure after she's back in her room.

Dramatically fanning herself, she said weakly to her mum: "He's so cute... He's so handsome."

"I am so embarrassed. I walked right out," she added.

LaBeouf's publicist, Melissa Kates, later popped in and told Gomes not to be embarrassed by her reaction. "That's actually nice and refreshing to see somebody that genuin. Trust me, he likes it," she said.

You can watch the video again here.

Gomez has always made known of her crush on LaBeouf. Two years ago, before she became Bieber's girlfriend, she even shouted to reporters on a red carpet, "Let Shia know I'm available!"

Both are Disney alumni and Gomez once said that she wished to have a career like LaBeouf's.

So is there any chance between the duo? Well, like what Gomez's beau said: Never say never!

So will we see Bieber vs LaBeouf now??

If that happens, it is like Mike Tyson vs Muhammad Ali and Brazil vs Argentina in football, Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the Spanish League and Hulk Hogan vs The Ultimate Warrior in wrestling and Federer vs Nadal in Tennis and Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei in badminton!!! To summarise it up > It is like Goliath vs Goliath!!!

As for Bieber, even if he losses Selena, then another 8 million Selenas out there will go after him madly as Bieber is currently the world's most popular boy.

All the best Selena, Bieber and LaBeouf.

18 juta ringgit naik taraf Jalanraya Jimpangah ke Batu 60, Beaufort, Sabah

Teks/Gambar : Jaafar Wahid

Kerajaan Persekutuan melalui Kementerian Pembangunan Bandar dan Wilayah (KPLBW) telah memperuntukkan sebanyak RM18 juta untuk menaik taraf Jalanraya antara Jimpagah, Montenior Batu 60 sepanjang 8 kilometer bagi mempertingkatkan lagi kemudahan sistem perhubungan jalanraya.yang bakal memberikan manafaat hampir 2,000 orang penduduk di kawasan tersebut.

Ahli Parlimen Beaufort Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Lajim Haji Ukin berkata, jalan berkenaan merupakan antara projek yang sejak sekian lama diperjuangkan dan tidak timbul soal sesiapa mendabik dada terutamanya parti pembangkang yang mendakwa mereka telah memperjuangkan tuntutan bagi melaksanakan projek tersebut .

Menurut Lajim yang juga Timbalan Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan beliau ingat semenjak beliau menjadi Wakil Rakyat Kawasan Klias malah pemimpin terdahulu telah menyuarakan harapan rakyat di kawasan itu kami agar jalanraya tersebut dapat dinaiktaraf khusus untuk mempertingkatkan kemudahan asas di kampong tersebut

“ Tidak timbul soal pemimpin mana yang memperjuangkan tuntutan ini apalagi parti pembangkang yang hanya tahu bercakap namun tidak berupaya melaksanakanya, apa yang penting bagi rakyat di kawasan ini kerajaan Barisan Nasional telah mengotakan janjinya untuk melaksanakan projek ini” katanya ketika berucap di majlis pemimpin bersama rakyat sekali gus melancarkan majlis pecah tanah bagi melaksanakan projek tersebut.

Tambah Lajim perlaksanaan projek tersebut bukan sekadar retorik kerajaan BN namun ianya akan dilaksanakan oleh syarikat Jadimekar Sdn Berhad didijangka siap pada pertengahan bulan Disember 2012.

Menurut Lajim, pembinaan jalan itu bukan sahaja membantu mempercepatkan tempoh perjalanan penduduk yang sebelum ini hanya bergantung kepada sistem perhubungan menggunakan keretapi namun apabila projek menarik taraf jalanraya tersebut siap ianya , akan memudahkan penduduk di kampong tersebut dan sekitarnya memasarkan hasil tanaman di luar kawasan.

''Projek ini menyaksikan satu lagi mercu tanda pembangunan yang sememangnya diperjuangkan sekian lama oleh kerajaan dan pemimpin Barisan Nasional (BN)," katanya di majlis pecah tanah projek berkenaan di Beaufort pada 27 Jun 2011.

Dalam pada itu, Lajim yang juga Ketua Umno bahagian Beaufort berkata, kerajaan sentiasa memikirkan yang terbaik untuk kebaikan rakyat di kawasan itu termasuk membantu meningkatkan ekonomi mereka.

''Kita berusaha memberikan perhatian kepada rakyat, termasuk menyalurkan segala bantuan membina rumah dan pelbagai program ekonomi justeru rakyat perlu memanafaatkan segala program pembangunan dan juga bantuan yang disediakan oleh kerajaan untuk meningkatkan taraf siso ekonimi mereka ," ujarnya.

Kenyataan YAB Ketua Menteri Sabah mengenai perhimpunan haram Bersih

Sumber : Jabatan Akhbar dan Penerbitan Jabatan Ketua Menteri


· Kerajaan negeri dan rakyat Sabah membantah usaha menganjurkan perhimpunan haram ini.

· Ia pasti akan mencetuskan huru-hara yang boleh menggugat keterteraman awam dan keharmonian rakyat berbilang kaum di negara kita.

· Ia juga menjejaskan imej negara, menyusahkan rakyat, menjejaskan perniagaan dan urusan harian rakyat.

· Kumpulan ini meurpakan golongan yang tidak bertanggungjawab, tidak bersyukur dan tidak menghargai nikmat keamanan, kemakmuran dan kestabilan negara.

· Kumpulan ini mempunyai niat dan agenda jahat kepada rakyat dan negara.

· Saya percaya majoriti rakyat Malaysia di Sabah menentang dan mengutuk tindak-tanduk kumpulan ini.

· Saya menyeru kepada rakyat Malaysia di Sabah supaya tidak terpengaruh dan menyertai perhimpunan haram ini.

· Apa yang penting sama-samalah kita terus memelihara kestabilan dan perpaduan sesama kita, dan jangan sekali-kali biarkan kumpulan yang tidak bertanggungjawab ini menghancurkan negara kita.

Pertubuhan bukan Kerajaan Sabah bantah perhimpunan haram oleh Bersih

Gambar/teks : Jaafar Abdul Wahid

Tindakan pembangkang untuk mengadakan perhimpunan haram Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) pada 9 Julai 2011 ini turut mendapat bantahan daripada pelbagai parti dan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) di Sabah.

Bantahan tersebut bukan sahaja berlaku di bandar Bandar besar namun ianya juga berlaku di kawasan luar Bandar yang memberikan gambaran Majoriti rakyat Malaysia menolak Gabungan Pilihan Raya Adil dan Bersih (Bersih) kerana menganggap tindakan tersebut hanya akan menyebabkan negara terjerumus ke dalam kancah huru-hara.

Di Balai Polis Daerah Beaufort pada petang 29 Jun 2011, dua laporan polis dibuat bagi membantah perhimpunan tersebut iaitu dari Gabungan Persatuan Belia Pedalaman Bawah ( GPBPBB ) bersama Persatuan Belia Kg Kuridak ( PERBEKK ). diketuai oleh Cik Halimah Abd Rahman dan Ustaz Said Ag Damit, bersama 10 orang AJK.

Menurut Ustaz Said selaku Pegawai Perhubungan GPBPBB, laporan polis ini dibuat bagi menzahirkan hasrat komuniti belia di pedalaman bawah menentang perhimpunan haram yang dianjurkan oleh Bersih pada 9 Julai 2011 ini.

GPBPBB memandang serius percubaan pihak tidak bertanggungjawab untuk melakukan tindakan yang boleh mengancam keselamatan dan ketenteraman awam serta merosakkan imej negara.

Di samping itu, GPBPBB menyeru pihak berkuasa mengambil tindakan tegas dan berkesan ke atas penganjur bagi menghalang perhimpunan ini. Dalam pada itu, beliau turut menasihatkan agar para belia khususnya dari kawasan itu tidak terjebak dengan dakyah pihak tidak bertanggungjawab yang mengajak belia menyertai perhimpunan ini.

Umno bahagian Beaufort yang diketuai oleh Timbalan Ketua Bahagian Isnin Haji Ali Asnih bersama Pergerakan Pemuda Umno Bahagian Beaufort Mohd.Ishak Haji Ibrahim juga membuat laporan polis yang sama bagi membantah perhimpunan tersebut.

Menurut Isnin ketika ditemui selepas laporan ini dibuat berkata rancangan pembangkang untuk mengadakan perhimpunan secara haram bukanlah penyelesaian terbaik dalam menyuarakan rasa tidak puas hati sebaliknya ia mengganggu keselamatan orang awam

"Saya yakin pihak penganjur mempunyai agenda tersendiri untuk menghancurkan negara," katanya

Menurut Isnin perhimpunan itu tidak akan membawa sebarang keuntungan sama ada kepada pihak penganjur atau pun negara.

Maxis sponsorship for the 11th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run 2011

Source : Corporate Affairs, Maxis


Maxis Berhad (‘Maxis’), Malaysia ’s leading integrated communications service provider today, 30th June 2011 reinforced its commitment to local communities with its sponsorship of the 11th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run 2011.

On behalf of Anthony Ho , Maxis’ Head of Region Sabah, Joson Ng, Dealer Manager, Sabah Channel Sales of Maxis handed over a mock cheque of RM30,000 to Simon Yu, General Manager of Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club.

The charity run will be held on Saturday, 16 July 2011 at the Covered Tennis Court , Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Perdana Menteri melawat daerah pedalaman Kemabong, Sabah 30 Jun 2011

Ketua Pemuda Umno dan BN Tenom, Jamawi Jaafar alu alukan lawatan Perdana Menteri ke Kemabong pada 30 Jun 2011.

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak dijadual melawat daerah pedalaman Sabah di Kemabong pada Khamis 30 Jun 2011. Kemabong terletak berhampiran pekan Tenom yang terkenal dengan kopi Tenomnya. Jaraknya 200 kilometer dari Kota Kinabalu.

TENOM, Sabah 30 Jun 2011 :

Pergerakan Pemuda Umno bahagian Tenom menzahirkan rasa penghargaan serta mengalu-alukan kedatangan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohd.Najib Tun Abdul Razak yang dijadulkan melawat daerah ini khususnya ke daerah kecil Kemabong pada 30 Jun 2011.

Ketuanya Jamawi Jaafar berkata lawatan Perdana Menteri ini merupakan satu apresiasi kepada rakyat khususnya di kawasan Pedalaman yang bukan sahaja dikunjungi namun berpeluang untuk beramah mesra dengan pemimpin nombor satu Negara itu.

“Pergerakan Pemuda Umno bahagian Tenom amat terharu dengan lawatan Perdana Menteri ini dan ianya merupakan satu penghormatan serta penghargaan khsusnya kepada rakyat di daerah ini dalam melestarikan konsep “ Rakyat di dahulukan dan Pencapaian Diutamakan” katanya dalam satu kenyataan kepada media.

Menurut Jamawi yang juga Exco Pergerakan Pemuda Umno Malaysia melalui lawatan ini Perdana Menteri bukan sahaja dapat menyelami denyut jantung rakyat namun dengan sendirinya beliau (Najib) akan dapat melihat landskap sebenarnya budaya serta hidup bermasyarakat pelbagai kaum di negeri ini khususnya di kawasan Pedalaman .

Tambahnya penghormatan bagi Umno bahagian Tenom sebagai tuan rumah bagi program Juara Rakyat bersama Najib yang juga Presiden Umno ini merupakan satu penghormatan kepada Umno bahagian itu yang mejoiriti ahlinya terdiri dari bukan masyarakat Islam .

“ Disini sudah tentu Perdana Menteri dapat melihat keunikan tersebut bukan sahaja keunikan dari segi budaya dan adat resamnya namun beliau dapat melihat akan kemantapan jalinan kerjasama pelbagai kaum di daerah ini yang telah lebih awal mengamalkan konsep 1 Malaysia dalam kehidupan bermasyarakat” tambah Jamawi

Najib yang juga Pengerusi Barisan Nasional semasa lawatan ini difahamkan akan menikmati sarapan di Langkau Pantiongaison iatu rumah rehat masyarakat Murut yang dibuat khusus untuk menyambut kedatangan Perdana Menteri juga berpeluang untuk melawat 19 buah rumah tradisi etnik Murut yag dibina dengan menggunakan buluh dan kayu .

Sehubungan dengan itu Jamawi berharap rakyat khususnya di daerah Tenom akan hadir beramai-ramai bagi menyembut kadatangan Perdana Menteri sebagai tanda sokongan dan penghargaan mereka kerana dikunjungi oleh pemimpin yang berjiwa dan mesra rakyat ini.

“ Bagi pergerakan pemuda Umno bahagian Tenom kita telah bersedia menyembut kedatangan Perdana Menteri dalam lawatan ini dimana sebanyak 2,000 orang anggota Pergerakan Pemuda Barisan Nasional akan berkumpul bagi menyembut kedatangan Najib di Padang Pekan Kemabong” jelas Jamawi.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

International Actress, Michelle Yeoh deported by Myanmar

2 famous women : Aung Sang Suu Kyi (left) and Michelle Yeoh (right)

Updated 1 July 2011.

Datuk Michelle Yeoh has finally broken her silence on her recent deportation from Myanmar. In an exclusive e-mail to The Daily Chilli, The Star's news portal, the Malaysian superstar actress said she was "shocked and saddened" by the incident.

"On June 22, I was denied entry to Burma," Michelle stated her case. "The immigration authorities treated me cordially, but deported me upon arrival for no reason and without providing any justification. I was shocked and terribly saddened by this action."

The inside news that she got is that the military-backed Myanmar government is unhappy with her buzzworthy pro-democracy film, The Lady.

Directed by highly praised French director Luc Besson, The Lady casts Michelle as Myanmar freedom fighter, Aung San Suu Kyi - who was put under house arrest most of her life by the former military junta.

But the high-spirited Hollywood star shows courage and positivity in adversity.

"I harbour no ill will resulting from this incident," Michelle maintained. "I'm always fond of Burma and the Burmese people. I will continue to cherish hopes that this country will continue its progress towards peace and democracy, and that I will be able to return (to Myanmar) soon."

Michelle Yeoh (left) and Aung San Suu Kyi (right)

Malaysian born International Actress, Michelle Yeoh who has appearead in numerous blockbuster films including in James Bond's Tommorow Never Dies in 1997, Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, has been deported by Myanmar authority.

She was also blacklisted and will never be allowed and permitted to enter Myanmar.


Because Michelle Yeoh plays the role of Myanmar's democracy icon and Nobel Peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming film about Suu Kyi life.

The film currently being edited is due for release in late August or early September 2011.

Yeoh was stopped by Myanmar authority as soon as her arrival at the Rangoon International Airport and was deported straight away on the first available flight.

The Myanmar Junta is too much.. right??

In this case, Slyvester Stallone will also be barred permanently from entering Burma or Myanmar permanently. Why? Because Stallone has angered the Burmese insane and mad Junta in his latest Rambo movie, Rambo 4.

In Rambo 4, Stallone almost single-handedly annihilated and destroyed a whole batalion of Burmese army who earlier killed innocent Karen rebels and abducted an American Mercy Group.

According to the Daily Telegraph, no reason was given for Michelle Yeoh shocking ejection from Myanmar, but the Hollywood actress was known to have spent some time with Miss Suu Kyi after her release from house arrest last December 2010 in preparation for her role in The Lady, as the Nobel peace laureate is universally known in Burma.

Suu Kyi, the leader of opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) was freed after spending most of the past 20 years in detention just days after Burma's first elections in two decades, widely criticised as a sham the military junta still holds the reins of power.

Suu Kyi's NLD boycotted the poll, and though the military regime handed control to the civilian government in March 2011, few believed it is anything more than a rubber stamp for the will of the generals and their cronies.

Michelle Yeoh, the 48-year-old Malaysian actress who filmed the work with French director Luc Besson in neighbouring Thailand, said she hoped the piece would raise awareness about Suu Kyi, 66.

Yeoh felt that many people had forgotten or misunderstood Suu Kyi's story after almost 20 years cut off from the world in detention.

We pity you Michelle and Suu Kyi.

Shame to the mad and stupid junta of Myanmar.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Air Asia becomes Airbus largest ever airline customer in the world!!

Source Air Asia Communications.

AirAsia, Malaysian based low cost carrier, achieved another historic milestone.

Recently it became Airbus biggest ever customer after placing a firm order for 200 brand new Airbus A320 aircrafts. Therefore AirAsia beat other world famous airline companies in the world including Air France, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, American Airlines and Qantas and Malaysia's national carrier, Malaysian Airlines.

Read here the fill report of the biggest ever order in Airbus history.

PARIS, 23 JUNE 2011 – AirAsia, named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline by Skytrax for three consecutive years, placed a firm order for 200 Airbus A320neo new aircrafts, becoming the world’s largest airline customer of Airbus in history.

AirAsia placed the order, worth US$18.5 billion, at the Paris Air Show on 23rd June 2011. The order is the largest ever Airbus deal by number of aircraft as well as the largest ever order for aircraft in the A320 family.

AirAsia is now the world’s biggest airline customer for the A320 family with an order for 375 aircraft to date. So far, 89 A320s have been delivered.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes and Mr Tom Enders, President & CEO of Airbus were present to sign the purchase agreement during the ceremony, witnessed by YB. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X, Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, Deputy Group CEO of AirAsia Berhad and Mr John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer-Customers, Airbus.

The delivery of the 200 A320neo aircraft is expected to start from year 2016 through 2026.

The Airbus A320neo with new engines and large wing tip devices called sharklets, will deliver fuel savings of up to 15percent and additional range capability of 500 nautical miles (approximately 950km), or the ability to carry two tonnes more payload at a given range.

The A320neo is more environmentally friendly as the fuel savings translate into some 3,600 tonnes less CO2 per aircraft per year, as well as reductions in engine noise.

The new A320neo will lower operating costs for AirAsia as well.

Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia Berhad commented, “AirAsia is now the largest airline customer of Airbus. We were surprised to learn this, but we are proud of how far we’ve come in less than ten years of operations. This is an important milestone in our growth, and this solidifies our position as the world’s best low-cost airline. The new order is to cater to expansion plans in the Philippines, Vietnam and other parts of Asia. We have the capacity to take up to 500 aircraft. AirAsia has been hugely successful, increasing its annual passenger volume from 200,000 when we launched it as a low-cost airline in 2001 to an estimated 31 million this year.”

“With the introduction of the Airbus A320neo, AirAsia guests can look forward to more exciting routes from AirAsia as we can now explore more destinations with the enhanced range presented by the new-gen aircraft. We always believe in embracing technological advancements, and this new generation of Airbus A320neo aircraft will put us ahead of the competition and continue to be frontrunners in the volatile aviation industry,” added Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes.

Good Luck and All the best Air Asia.

Aida Khurniah, among Malaysia's sexiest women but controversial as well

Aida Khurniah is a sexy Malaysian and works as an airline stewardess.

In 2005, when she is only 23 years old, Aida stunned Malaysians with her daring act of draping her almost naked body in the Malaysian national flag.

After that incident and controversy, the whereabouts of Aida Khurniah is unknown.

Aida Khurniah.. where are you??

UFO sightings in London 2011...

Is this true?

Is this visual and footage of Unidentified Flying Object/Objects over the London clear sky, real??

UFO hunters had been abuzz with news of UFO or UFOs sighting in London in 2011.

I don't know.. You judge.

Russia Football League to probe racist jibe at Roberto Carlos

To all football folks, this is what Roberto Carlos is all about. He is a legend, a champion, not a monkey or chimpanzee.

World football governing body, FIFA and its President, Sepp Blater should seriously investigate the recent incident where Brazilian Football Star, Roberto Carlos was a victim of racism not once but twice.

Roberto Carlos is a legend, not an animal and he does not deserve that inhuman and jungle books treatments.

After the incident which happened on Wednesday 22 Jun 2011, Russia's football league is launching an investigation.

The shameful act by Russian football supporters happened after a banana was thrown at Roberto Carlos during a league match on Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011.

It was the second such racist taunt to be faced by the 2002 World Cup winner in three months, local media reported.

The Brazilian, who joined Anzhi Makhachkala earlier on 2011, quit the pitch in protest before the final whistle after the banana was thrown from the stands in stoppage time of a game at Krylya Sovetov.

Krylya Sovetov will also begin its own inquiry into the incident, the website of Russian daily Sport Express said.

"I'm outraged by the sickening behavior of this fan, who, in fact, insulted not only me but all the players," Roberto Carlos told Sport Express. "I hope Russian federation, UEFA and FIFA will give an adequate evaluation to this disgusting incident."

He said his decision to walk off had nothing to do with his side's 3-0 lead at the time.

"I did it deliberately because I have suffered a bitter disappointment and I didn't want to continue to play in the match," he said. "Believe me, I would have done it at any scoreline."

He also said he raised two fingers at the side of the pitch "to remind (people) that it was the second such case in the short time that I've been playing in Russia."

In March 2011, Russian champion Zenit St. Petersburg was fined $10,000 after one of its fans offered a banana to Roberto Carlos at a pre-match ceremony.

The 38-year-old left wingback, who won the World Cup in 2002, joined the Russian club earlier this year from Corinthians.

"It's a pity," the Brazilian said. "The majority of the people in the country treat players, including foreign ones, cordially and with respect. Unfortunately, there are also freaks, such as this one."

He added that a senior Krylya club official came to the changing room to apologize.

"I'm not used to racism in football," he told the RIA Novosti news agency. "Russia should not be an exception."

Sergei Fursenko, president of the Russian Football Federation, told Sport Express that his executive committee will discuss the incident at an extraordinary meeting Thursday 23 June 2011.

"We will sort out the situation and seriously punish those guilty," he was quoted as saying. "We must fight racism in the stands decisively."

The incident was also condemned by Anzhi coach Gadzhi Gadzhiyev.

"A banana thrown on the field left an impression as lingering as the joy of our victory," Gadzhiyev was quoted as telling the paper. "One cannot remain indifferent about a prank like this."

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Source : Air Asia Communications


PARIS, France, 22 JUNE 2011, Wednesday : AirAsia X, the long haul, low fare affiliate of Malaysian based AirAsia Group signed a Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) with Tune Box for the development of an In-flight Entertainment (IFE) solution for the airline.

The customised In-flight Entertainment (IFE) solution is expected to create a new profitable ancillary stream for AirAsia X and further enhance guests’ in-flight experience.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Azran Osman-Rani, the Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X and Sami El Hadery, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Tune Box. The signing ceremony was witnessed by YB. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X, and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, Co-Founder and Director of AirAsia X. The signing ceremony took place today at the Paris Air Show, France with the attendance of AirAsia X board members, AirAsia senior management and members of the media.

The In-flight Entertainment (IFE) solution concept will be developed to meet the airline’s low cost model (lower capex cost and simpler operations) while offering media content in an innovative way which will further enhance AirAsia X’s services to its guests. The concept will take advantage of existing server hardware on board the AirAsia X aircraft and distribute content to Passenger Electronic Devices (PEDs) using WiFi technology.

Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said “AirAsia X’s partnership with Tune Box for the new innovative technology and concept of the In-flight entertainment (IFE) system would help us accentuate our ancillary product offerings across our network, while holding true to our business model. This would further elevate the AirAsia X brand to greater heights in all markets we fly to.”

“AirAsia X’s near to long term expansion plans has made it all the more important for us to be at the forefront of innovation. As we grow our network, fleet and operations, AirAsia X remains steadfast to its commitment of offering the best products and services to our guests”.

The proposed new installed system will be lighter weight and use less power than traditional in-seat systems, which would translate to lower fuel burn, efficient cost savings and hassle-free maintenance.

Sami El Hadery, CTO of Tune Box, added “We at Tune Box are very excited to be developing a bespoke IFE and connectivity solution for AirAsia X that will give passengers access to a rich new interactive experience while staying true to Tune and AirAsia X’s mantra of affordability.”

AirAsia is the largest low cost airline group in the Asia-Pacific region and operates an all-Airbus fleet.

In 2010 AirAsia X achieved best-in-class technical reliability rates for its fleet of A330s, surpassing established long-haul carriers in the region, and its continued efforts in providing 5 star value services and innovative product offerings underpins its on-going pursuit of operational quality excellence with its world’s best cost performance.

AirAsia is World’s Best Low Cost Airline for third consecutive year!

Pictures / Articles : Air Asia Communications

PARIS, FRANCE Wednesday 22 JUNE 2011 – AirAsia is the world’s best low-cost airline for the third consecutive year!

In the annual global survey conducted by respected London-based aviation consultants Skytrax, almost 19 million travelers polled worldwide chose AirAsia as the World’s Best Low Cost Airline for the third consecutive year. AirAsia came out tops in the independent survey that measures airlines’ product and service standards.

AirAsia Deputy Group CEO Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun accepted the award on behalf of the airline at the ceremony in Paris, France on 22 June 2011.

The award ceremony was held as part of the Paris Air Show. AirAsia was also named Best Low Cost Airline Asia in the same ceremony.

Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO, said, “We are very humbled by the support that our guests have given to us. AirAsia being voted the best in the world for a third consecutive year proves that our constant efforts to improve and innovate on our products and services are working. This award is very special to all of us at AirAsia as it is voted by travellers, and we are very proud to be the People’s Champion once again.”

“This award is attributed to all AirAsia staff - the Allstars, who are the pillar of AirAsia’s success. We are turning ten this year, and I am sure they would be delighted to know that the passion, dedication, hard work, creativity and commitment that they invest in AirAsia everyday has resulted in the best present we could receive for AirAsia’s tenth birthday – being the world’s best for the third consecutive year,” Fernandes added.

AirAsia remains a popular choice among air travelers with its consumer-friendly products and services, including low fares, a modern fleet, an extensive network and great flight frequencies, convenient booking and payment channels, and choose-your-own features for meals, seats and baggage allowances.

The airline is known for its innovations, popularizing technology-backed travel services such as web and mobile bookings; web, mobile and kiosk check-in services; no admin fees and the use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and its blog in communicating with guests in real-time throughout the globe.

AirAsia’s operations are anchored in its mission to democratise travel, encapsulated in its tagline Now everyone can fly.

It has ferried more than 120 million guests to date.

AirAsia has also established itself as the Truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline, with its unmatched connectivity in the region and its “sky bridges” – routes – that link the capitals and communities of Southeast Asia to each other and beyond.

Since its launch as a Low-Cost Carrier in late 2001, AirAsia has grown from 250 employees, two aircraft and one destination to an Asean-wide Group with more than 8,000 employees, 104 aircraft and more than 78 destinations.

AirAsia has been operationally profitable from day one of its launch as a low-cost carrier. Together with its low-cost, long-haul affiliate AirAsia X, the airline now links three continents – Asia, Australia and Europe.

About AirAsia and AirAsia X

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with approximately 160 routes covering destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe.

Within 9 years of operations, AirAsia has carried more than 120 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to approximately 104.

The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries, China, India, Sri Lanka and Australia.

This is further complemented by AirAsia X, its low-cost long-haul affiliate carrier that currently flies to destinations in China, India, Australia, Taipei, New Zealand, Tehran, Paris and the UK.

AirAsia is the regional carrier with the largest destination network and highest flight frequencies. AirAsia was named World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for three consecutive years in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Aki Hoshino, among Japan sexiest and beautiful women alive

We used to see beautiful and sexy Japanese women, wether in theatres, in movies, videos or magazines or even in the entertainment industry.

However, one woman stood out among them all.

She is Aki Hoshino.

This beautiful product of mankind was born on March 17, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan and stands at 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inches tall).

She authored a book titled "Hoshino Body" in 2010 to advice young female Japanese on how to apply proper makeup and "retain one's sexy and mouth-watering body shape.

Aki Hoshino is a popular bikini model and has appeared in numerous men's magazines as well as Television show in Japan.

She also appeared in 36 movies since 2002 till now.

She is so cute and men will fight each other just to get her and will die for her.

It is not known wether she is still single or has a special companion.

Sayonara Aki Hoshino.

What if your class teacher is like this??
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