Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Yes, there is a DBNA family day recently here and I have been doing some secret shotting to some of our guys but I would like not to post it here.
Dear friends, there is some nice photo. Slightly better than Pontianak or in another word, if there is an option to go to pontianak or to shoot some nice pictures here, I would prefer to stay. Taking some photo lah.
No hard feeling. This old man are very old, here are very old, there are very old, Some are toothless......Haa...haa...haaa. with some of the pontianak attacking pictures. Probably orang kaya I mean.
Yes, I would like to see VON there but a big Question mark. The sister of JJ, the webmaster. Where re yu. Checkers on the line.
Here my friend.I have not putting myself interesting but would like to put some shit on it. There, you people will be happy and enjoy yourself. Seeing is believing.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Q. What is MLNG as you may know?
(You are Applying MLNG. You should know about the company. What is MLNG?)
MLNG come from the word Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas. A gas from offshore is piped to the plant(onshore), processed and liquefied to -161 degree and later transported to Customers (Japan, Korea or Taiwan) using Ships( Tenaga 1, Tenaga 2, Puteri Dilema, Amman Hakata, Aman Sendai, Puteri Intan, YK Sovereign ,Puteri Zamrud, ect...)
Q. Why do we need to liquefied Natural Gas or NG?
It is cheaper to transport Natural Gas (NG) in liquid form. By converting it to liquid, we can reduce the volume from the ratio of 600 to 1 volume. 600 volume of gas is equivalent to 1 volume of liquid LNG.
Q. What is MLNG to PETRONAS?
MLNG is one of the company subsidiaries to PETRONAS (Sebuah anak syarikat Petronas). PETRONAS own 60% share in MLNG. The other shareholders are Mitsubishi of Japan (17%), Shell (17%) and Sarawak government (5%). The share varies for MLNG SATU, MLNG DUA and MLNG TIGA.
Q. What is MLNG complex?
MLNG complex administer the whole administration of the LNG’s namely MLNG SATU, MLNG DUA and MLNG TIGA.
Q. What are the Department in MLNG?
1) Plant Division. Example: Operation, mechanical, instrument, laboratory and ect.
2) Administration. Example: HRM or Human resources
3) Corporate and Legal. Example: Company lawyers who are dealing with laws protecting the company
4) Finance. They are giving aids and support. eg.Salary.
Q. How do you know PETRONAS? What is PETRONAS famous for?
PETRONAS is a national company started with RM10 million in 1974 from federal government and have a profit recorded of RM570 billion.
PETRONAS has given RM336 billion to the government
The rest (40%) was used in foreign investment because we believe that we can’t sustain our oil revenue from oil within the next 50 years. (Crude 22 years, Gas 39 years)
We invest in oil exploration and LNG business because we have vast experience in the field. We have invested in 33 countries and 40% of PETRONAS revenue is from these countries.
In Malaysia, PETRONAS is famous for:
PETRONAS filling station
PETRONAS Formula one (Sepang Circuit)
PETRONAS twin tower
PETRONAS petrochemical plant.
PETRONAS LNG complex
Q. How many staff does PETRONAS have do you think?
Around 6000 in Malaysia and abroad
Q. Why do you like to work with MLNG or PETRONAS?
PETRONAS are stable and offer better remunion or better salary packages than most company in Malaysia. PETRONAS and are the income generator to our country. To be with PETRONAS, we are the loyal citizen to the country. We help by contributing our part to the success to the company.
Q. What are the other company subsidiaries to PETRONAS in Sarawak you may know?
PETRONAS Carigali (Offshore work and drillings)
PETRONAS Gas (Refuelling of gas cylinder) in Bintulu.
Asian Bintulu Fertilizer (ABF in Bintulu)
PETRONAS Dagangan (Distributing/ selling of petrol, oils and other PETRONAS products)
Malaysia LNG sdn Bhd, MLNG DUA and MLNG TIGA (Bintulu)
Q. Who are the MD and CEO of PETRONAS?
Tan Sri Hassan Merican
Q. How much do you think the income of LNG complex generate per day?
600 to 800 million USD per day depend on LNG price or world market.
Q. What can you contribute when Joining MLNG?
I want to deliver the Best services. We will always follow the rule as speculated and always to be with the rest.
Q. If you found out that your bosses is sleeping. What shall you do?
I don’t follow what he does because he should set a good example to others. Maybe he is too tired.
Q. If you are to be transferred to other PETRONAS OPU, Are you willing to be transferred?
Yes. We are still within PETRONAS and my services are much required there.
Q. While working with PETRONAS, can you resign and later apply back and join PETRONAS again?
No. PETRONAS do not take anyone who has resigned from PETRONAS except those who are retired and their services are needed.
Q. Who are the buyers of our LNG? Name the country.
Petronas now are eying Europe, China and India.
Q. What are the other countries that produce LNG? Name few.
Nigeria (Nigeria LNG)
Qatar (Qatar Gas, Ras Gas)
Brunei. (Brunei LNG)
(Others need to check internet)
Q. How much do you expect your salary when working with PETRONAS?
For Diploma holder, Basic salary approx. RM 1400.00 + Plus other allowances (Non execuetive group) and varies from each group.
Degree holders, Basic salary approx. RM 2500.00 + other allowances (Execuetive group) and varies depend on salary scale.
Q. What do you know about Safety?
It is a practice to avoid injuries to our body.
1) Safety helmets to be worn when driving motorcycles
2) Safety belt to be worn when driving cars or vehicle.
3) Using hard hat or Helmet reduces collision by falling objects
4) Using of retardant coverall in oil and gas plant to prevent burns.
5) Using of gloves for hand.
6) Goggles for eyes.
7) Safety boots or safety shoes.
Q. Can you bypass Safety and why?
NO. It protect anybody who use it and it is inside our Acts (Akta keselamatan pekerja )
The company will provide safety and we have to use it.
Q. If you found your colleague who bypasses safety, what should you do?
Tell him maybe he might forget.
Simple SCIENCE Questions.
Q. What is Joule - Thompson (JT) effect across control valves or restrictor with respect to flow in cooling?
When there is a flow across a restrictor or control valve, there is a drop of temperature within it. The temperature effect will absorb heat from its surrounding.
Q. What is Ohm’s law?
V (voltage) =I (Current) R(Resistance)
Q. what is our Natural gas content?
It is gases taken from the ground consisting
1) Hydrocarbon gas namely methane, ethane, propane, butanes, pentane, heptanes, octane, ect.
2) Acid gas such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide
3) Water (Treated in offshore in Glycol unit)
4) And some other traces element such as nitrogen,Ferrous Iron Oxide and metals e.g. mercury.
Q. What is associated gas and non associated gas?
Associated gas = Gas coming out with heavy Hydrocarbon or condensate.
Non associate gas = Gas only.
Q. What is Acid Gas?
Acidic gas such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and sulphur gas( H2S). They also present in our Natural gas.
What are the four (4) most important Hydrocarbon components in making LNG?
Methane, Ethane, Propane and butane
Q. What is Pressure or do you know Pressure. Explain in words?
Pressure is a force exert on the wall. (Pressure=Force X Area)
Example: Air pressure inside a balloon.
Q. What is Dalton’s Law of partial pressure?
PV = nRT. P is directly proportional to n if V and T remain constant. As n goes up, so would P. Or the reverse
Q. What is temperature?
Degree of hotness measured in degree Celsius/degree Farenheight.
What is -375 degree K?
Lowest temperature and point the molecules are inactive. That is measured in degree Kelvin.
Q. What is the relation of pressure, Temperature and volume? Describe.
PV = nRT (as above)
If you add temperature, pressure increase in constant volume or vice versa.
Q. If you increase temperature to a fixed volume, what happened to pressure?
Q. How is the piping connected or joint?
They are bolted up with correct specification gasket in between.
Q. Running equipment such as Pumps or Compressors or other Engines. What shall be check there?
(Imagine a cars or lorry)
1. It is running with good noise. No other hissing or hammering sound.
2. Lubrication Oils is maintained and at correct levels
3. Sufficient cooling if any. Cooling water of fans
4. Meter / Ammeter reading or gauges if any.
5. No leakages
6. No wear and tear seen or bad corrosion.
7. Abnormalities such as smells
8. Any flow or not.
Q.What are the processes in MLNG or how the gas is treated?
1. Removal of slug. Liquid and gas separation in slug catcher.
2. Meter the gas intake in gas metering.
3. Gas treated using Shell’s Sulfinol Solution to remove acid gas such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide.
4. Gas is dried using 4 Armstrong molecular sieve or drier bed.
5. Cooling down using stages propane system
6. Cool down using Main cryogenic heat exchanger( 3 bundle tower)
7. Further cooling down using end flash vessels or expander.
8. LNG is pumped into the tank
Q.Bidayuh has a lot of land but we pity those who have no land. Why don’t you plant Oil palm or planting other crops?
We have no more land. Our kampong is all surrounded by another Kampongs leaving for us no more land. No more forest. Our entire brother/sisters are working with Chinese firm. Some in supermarket and our parent are also working. The last we have is our small rubber plantation and is sharing with our uncle.
Q.Do you know where PETRONAS will initially send their plant staff for training?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Bearded Thomas, 34, gave birth at St Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, earlier this week.
He was last night pictured leaving the hospital with the baby girl he calls his “little miracle” with wife Nancy Roberts.
A source at the hospital said: “Thomas gave birth without any problems at all, but amid tight security.
“The baby girl is healthy and mother - or father - and baby have been allowed to leave the hospital.”
Transsexual Thomas caused worldwide shock after he posed shirtless, showing his pregnancy bump below a full beard earlier this year.
Thomas, who was born Tracy Lagondino in Hawaii, changed sex ten years ago after taking testosterone pills and had his breasts removed.
But he kept his ovaries and womb because his wife Nancy Roberts, 45, is unable to have children.After falling pregnant by artificial insemination from a sperm donor, Thomas had a normal pregnancy.
The baby had been due to be delivered by caesarean section today. But early contractions forced the couple to rush to the hospital early this week.
He is understood to have gone into labour on Sunday night or Monday morning, and the baby was born amid tight security and secrecy a day later.
He delivered the baby in a special sealed off section of the hospital away from other expectant mothers.Callers phoning the maternity ward earlier in the week were sternly told that there was no Thomas or Nancy Beatie at the hospital.
Thomas was last night spotted leaving the delivery ward wearing sunglasses, a hoodie and shorts with his tiny bundle of joy following behind.
Alongside him was his wife Nancy, and behind her was a nurse carrying the precious baby, whose name has not yet been revealed.
Thomas and his wife were escorted from the hospital by a burly team of female security guards. Hospital staff were so keen for the couple not to be seen they allowed them to use a private exit normally reserved for surgery patients.
Thomas is now set to strike a $1 million deal for the exclusive first pictures of his baby. He has also had a documentary team following them around during the last months of the pregnancy.
Last night the hospital refused to confirm if he had given birth by caesarean. Janette Sherman, a spokesperson for St Charles Medical Center, said: “Due to Federal law I cannot confirm or deny the presence of that person at this hospital”.
Just weeks ago, Thomas told of his joy as they prepared for the new arrival. Thomas said: “We are so excited for her arrival. “I just cannot wait to hold her in my arms and be a father.”
Thomas continued: “I’m just looking forward to holding her for the first time, to finally get to touch her and see her face. “I think about this everyday.”
Thomas chose to keep his female reproductive organs because Nancy, who already has two grown-up children, had undergone a hysterectomy.
To fall pregnant he had to stop taking his sex-change testosterone hormone so he could start ovulating again.He initially fell pregnant with TWINS on his first attempt using donor sperm bought from a cryogenic sperm bank.
But he suffered an ectopic pregnancy and was forced to undergo lifesaving emergency surgery, losing the twins and a fallopian tube.
Thomas was inseminated by Nancy at home using a special syringe from a VET who looked after their pet birds - after doctors and baby clinics turned them away.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
‘DBNA has been unfairly blamed’ By Churchill Edward
(Source: Borneo post 25/06/2008)
KUCHING: The Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) has been unfairly blamed for not being strong enough in getting Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki to remain in the federal cabinet, an official of the association said yesterday.
Its vice-president Jameson Ahip Nawie told The Borneo Post this when asked to elaborate on a certain statement contained in a DBNA press release issued here yesterday.
“The community has blamed us (DBNA) for not being strong enough to support Dr Tiki. But how can we say much on the appointment when we are just volunteers (NGO)?” he said when contacted.
(Appointment of members of the federal cabinet is the prerogative of the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi following recommendations by political parties forming the government.)
Ahip clarified that the press statement did not suggest what he personally thought of Dr Tiki but disclosed what the Bidayuh community had thought about DBNA over the community’s non-representation in the federal cabinet.
He also rejected the suggestion that Abdullah was annoyed with DBNA to the extent that he dropped Dr Tiki from his cabinet.
“We are just saying (in the press release) that the community has blamed DBNA. But it is unfair,” he said without telling possible reasons why Dr Tiki was dropped by Abdullah from his cabinet. As a result, the community lost what looks to be their only chance (through Dr Tiki) to be represented in the federal cabinet.
Dr Tiki’s first federal cabinet post was as Deputy Minister of Unity and National Integration before being appointed Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development.
An MP for Mas Gading since he got elected in the 1999 parliamentary election, Dr Tiki is currently Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) vice-president.
SPDP has recommended his name along with four others on the party list of potential candidates for either senator or deputy minister post. However two other MPs were appointed while another party member was appointed senator.
In yesterday’s press release, aimed at announcing DBNA’s forthcoming triennial delegates’ conference (TDC), Ahip said the association had been put under tremendous pressure to play a more active role in articulating the welfare and interests of the community.
According to the press release, the pressure is being felt more now because the community has also blamed DBNA for the decision of the Prime Minister to drop Dr Tiki - the first Bidayuh MP in the federal cabinet - from his (Abdullah) present cabinet.
“The delegates’ conference is being held against the backdrop that the association is being put under tremendous pressure to play a more active role in articulating the welfare and interests of the community.
“For example, the association was partly blamed for the decision of the Prime Minister to drop Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe, MP for Mas Gading and former Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development from his present cabinet,” Ahip said.
Despite the political “backdrop”, some DBNA members interviewed were happy with the present central executive committee (CEC) led by civil servant Ik Pahon Joyik. Pahon is permanent secretary to the Ministry of Social Development and Urbanisation.
They are particularly happy with the CEC for its ability to raise funds to renovate the headquarters building and upgrade its facilities, he said.
The TDC, themed ‘Building a more progressive and industrious Bidayuh community towards 2020 and beyond’, will be officiated by Environment and Public Health Minister Datuk Michael Manyin Jawong. Manyin, also chief advisor of DBNA, will be giving a keynote address on the first day of the TDC, Ahip pointed out.
“Most consider the current CEC as the most active since its bumper years in the mid-70s and 80s,” he said.
Ahip, who is also TDC secretariat 2008 coordinator, said the TDC will be held on June 28 and 29 at its headquarters here.
The two-day TDC will be attended by delegates and observers from the association’s 21 divisions, including the newly formed Klang Valley division. The TDC would consider various motions and resolutions pertaining to the welfare and interests of the community, Ahip added.
More than 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighters participated in the maneuvers, which were carried out over the eastern Mediterranean and over Greece during the first week of June, American officials said.
The exercise also included Israeli helicopters that could be used to rescue downed pilots. The helicopters and refueling tankers flew more than 900 miles, which is about the same distance between Israel and Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, American officials said.
Israeli officials declined to discuss the details of the exercise. A spokesman for the Israeli military would say only that the country’s air force “regularly trains for various missions in order to confront and meet the challenges posed by the threats facing Israel.”
But the scope of the Israeli exercise virtually guaranteed that it would be noticed by American and other foreign intelligence agencies. A senior Pentagon official who has been briefed on the exercise, and who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the political delicacy of the matter, said the exercise appeared to serve multiple purposes.
One Israeli goal, the Pentagon official said, was to practice flight tactics, aerial refueling and all other details of a possible strike against Iran’s nuclear installations and its long-range conventional missiles.
A second, the official said, was to send a clear message to the United States and other countries that Israel was prepared to act militarily if diplomatic efforts to stop Iran from producing bomb-grade uranium continued to falter.
“They wanted us to know, they wanted the Europeans to know, and they wanted the Iranians to know,” the Pentagon official said. “There’s a lot of signaling going on at different levels.”
Several American officials said they did not believe that the Israeli government had concluded that it must attack Iran and did not think that such a strike was imminent
There is vast disagreement here on this issue - and there are no easy answers.
But wheels are in motion.
"It should not surprise anyone that we are training and preparing operationally for this, and it should not in any way be interpreted as we're going to strike Iran," Israeli analyst Yossi Alpher of Bitterlemons told me this morning.
But plans are cleary being fine-tuned.
What remains to be seen is what impact these actions will have on the diplomatic moves to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions.
The Israeli threats and military training may all be part of an effort to compel Europe, the US and the IAEA to treat the Iranian nuclear issue with more urgency.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Fake blogs in chief minister's name
MALACCA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam wants the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to take action against those who had created fake blogs in his name.
He said the blogs were :
"My actual blog is www.mohdalirustam.com," he said here yesterday.
Mohd Ali said both the blogs were still active and carried articles purportedly written by him, along with comments on the articles. He said there were also people who left comments using his name in the blog created by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He stressed that those comments did not come from him.He believed those responsible for the false blogs had malicious intentions against him.He said a police report on the matter had been lodged by special assistant in charge of his blog, Ahmad Faisal Mohd Yunos, at the Melaka Tengah police station. - Bernama
Kalau ada orang berani boleh buat Taib Mamut punya blog ataupun Mikel Manyin punya blog. Pasti panas.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Everyone will say 'Ayoh' this time and i am very pretty lucky by toping up mine full tank before. So, the new subsidy for Petrol will be RM2.70 per liter and Diesel will be RM2.58 per liter. It will be reviewed in the Parliment every month as said but for whatsoever reason, the blame was, government was subsidising Petrol and Gas for about 53 billion Riggit every year. Another statement we heard was to eradicating black market of oil smuggling to other countries. 'Ayoh' again because it will make the enforcement authorities to sleep.
Today, I checked up the prizes of good in the supermarket. Very petty 'Ayoh' again. The salesgirl was busy putting up the new tag for some of the goods as adviced by their 'towkays'. Controlled item like sugar was taken out the shelfs. The most fascinating was my favourite "Beras wangi Thailand" grade AAA was tagged at RM56.00 for 10 Kg. Ayoh.
For us Bidayuh, no such worry. Since we have voted BN for the last 12 general election, why worry so much. We let those Malays fight with their counterparts Malay. They will also fight with those Chinese and I do not want Datuk Tiki Lafe or any of those three stoogers to raise the issue of price hike. Let those people fight among themselves and when the bull fight, why must sang kancil go in beween and get hurted. I have reason for my own since i knew those question and for pretty sure, I knew the answer.
I have access to some other website and why we have to worry about this tidal phenomena between us. Not so much again. We have just completed our Gawai celebration and thus, we should consume much of our Paddy until finished and by July, the new season of planting begin and to whatever reasons, we should not worry so much. Ayohh because some are still worried.
The new hike was telling us the new begining. It was the falldown of the whole system. The administration of Ahmad and Najib was a weak combination. They are uncapable of managing the resources. Our money will start to devaluate not by speculation but due to their action. Prices of good will shoot up and when the turn comes, we wil be second to Indonesia and everyone laugh.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
English: HI EVERYONE............ HAPPY GAWAI DAYAK. HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING WAS FINE THIS GAWAI.
Iban: SELAMAT ARI GAWAI, GAYU GURU GERAI NYAMAI, ARAP KITA LANTANG ATI NGUAN MENUA.
nadai jaku bukai.
Bidayuh Serian: SILAMAT ANDU GAWAI BIDAYUH. NGARAP BALA DINGAN SENANG DENGAN TIRASUN.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Most of the time, we are against our Dayaks YB's but this time, I agree to your statement.
Sarawak can't be the adopted children anymore. We are too poor to sustain the future. Driving toward Vision 2020 and our beloved Dayaks people are still living in poverty. The road to ULU's are also very poor.
Please Masing, continue with your expression and we expect you people to work with the Sabahan. We don't care if you people are the richest because of the Timber cosession but you must speak for our nation.
You have killed PBDS and you must aim higher. Tell your boys (UMNO on the line) but you must bring one party up. That is PKR. By september, Anwar must be the PM and the DPM 1 or 2 must be from East Malaysia or no other talk.
LIGHT MOMENT: Masing (left), deputy DUN speaker John Sikie (right) and Wong Ho Leng (DAP-Bukit Assek) find something to smile about.
Sarawak never makes ‘ungrateful’ requests
We never demand for much from federal govt: Dr Chan
SARAWAK has never made ‘ungrateful’ requests to the federal government, said several party leaders here, in stark opposition to a recent comment by a West Malaysian Barisan Nasional (BN) MP.
“We leave the allocation of ministerial post to the Prime Minister. We never demand for much from the federal government,” said Sarawak United People’s Party president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan.
The deputy chief minister was asked for his views in relation to a malaysiakini.com article, which reported on criticism against East Malaysian BN MPs.
On Monday, Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) said in parliament that East Malaysian BN MPs should stop complaining over their lack of representation in the federal cabinet.
Mohamad was quoted as saying that East Malaysian MPs who complained were being ‘ungrateful’ and ‘unable to appreciate their blessings’.
Politicians The Borneo Post spoke to regarding the matter at the State Legislative Assembly yesterday all shared the same opinion – that Mohamad was wrong.
But what differed among the Sarawak party leaders was their opinion regarding the relatively small representation of East Malaysians in the federal Cabinet, and why local MPs were voicing out.
Parti Rakyat Sarawak president Dato Sri Dr James Masing said Mohamad had confused frustration with disloyalty.
“Expressing frustration is very different from being disloyal. He (Mohamad) does not understand that the reason for these ‘noises’ by Sabahans is part of the frustration that Sarawakians also share.
“Our infrastructure is way behind them (West Malaysia) for instance. Look at their roads - North, South, East and West highways … East Malaysia is bigger but look at the mileage of our roads. Sabah and Sarawak have been left behind.”
As such, he said the issue was not about being ungrateful, “the issue is that East Malaysia deserves due recognition”.
However, delving deeper into the subject matter, Masing said the goal behind East Malaysian MPs complaints was not really confined to ministerial posts per se.
“(Federal cabinet) Representation is just one of a few minor issues. The main issue is really development. If they can give us the funds we need for economic development, then, representation becomes secondary,” Masing said.
He added that, in politics, “the bigger the representation, the bigger the voice” to ask for things.
“What we are begging for is development. Don’t sideline us. Don’t treat us as adopted children. We are grateful as we have stuck with Barisan National through thick-and-thin.
“So it is not fair to us at all what this MP (Mohamad) has said,” Masing affirmed.
Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president agreed, but added that BN MPs themselves must also be patient.
“I think he (Mohamad Aziz) is overreacting,” Dato Sri William Mawan said when told of the comment.
“People can voice their complaints … and a political party does have its members.”
Nonetheless, Mawan described the spate of complaints recently as getting ‘very messy’.
“I think the thing has become very messy. We have to consolidate BN now, so we have to rally behind the PM’s decision.
“To me, it is not the right time (to lobby for more ministerial positions). If we start over-exerting, our party (BN) strength cannot be enhanced,” Mawan said.
The Dayak-based party president called for patience. “Wait until we (BN) are strong again.
“We can bring these matters up again latter – like about having a true reflection of party strength in numbers and all these. For the mean time, we should not resort to arm-twisting.”
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu vice-president Datuk Michael Manyin agreed.
“This (Federal Cabinet) is always the prerogative of the prime minister”.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
BARISAN Nasional assemblymen from the Bidayuh community yesterday denied they were staging a ‘silent protest’ by not participating in any debate in the just-concluded State Legislative Assembly sitting.
Environment and Public Health Minister Datuk Michael Manyin Jawong, widely regarded as the de-facto leader of the Bidayuhs, said it was just mere coincidence that none of the Bidayuh assemblymen made any speech this session.
“This is just coincidence …There is no truth is such rumours (that we are holding a protest),” he said when met at the State Legislative Assembly building.
Normally, Bidayuh assemblymen are among the vocal speakers especially during the debate in appreciation of the address by the Head of State where they will touch on current issues and even make hard-hitting revelations on problems faced in their constituencies.
However this time around, none of them spoke which gave rise to speculations that there was a protest by the community especially after the Bidayuhs were no longer represented in the federal cabinet.
There were even talks that the protest was staged to pressure the state government into appointing a Bidayuh as an assistant minister in the state cabinet reshuffle which is expected anytime soon.
Three Bidayuh assemblymen when met yesterday admitted that they did not prepare any speech, but denied that they did so in protest or out of spite. Kedup assemblyman Frederick Bayoi Manggie, known for his no-nonsense speech, said he too did not prepare anything for the debate.
Stating that he was not feeling well the past few days, he said: “It is not right to say that we the Bidayuhs are protesting, just because we did not participate in the debate.
“It is just coincidence, but of course some people are picking on this just to make up stories,” he added.
Both Tarat assemblyman Roland Sagah and Tasik Biru assemblyman Peter Nansian said they were leaving it to others to talk this time around.
“It is just coincidence that none of us spoke this time. I did not prepare any speech but this does not mean I am protesting,” Sagah said.
Nansian in a similar tone, said: “There are many other YBs who will also like to speak in the august house … (It will be) quite tiring if so many of us make our speeches.”
The other Bidayuh assemblymen are Ranum Mina (BN-Opar) and Dr Jerip Susil (BN-Bengoh).
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Over my cup of Sabah Tea this morning, I was imagining.... The price of Alantuya was so expansive that no one could buy until the guy who was frustated just blew her up. We don't know who they are but RPK might have the clue to it. He write and write and write until someone comments, he have crossed the line. His fact was challenged. RPK or Raja Petra Kamaruddin is the King, Blog king lah. We have Rajah before but he can't sustain his Kingness but over 0900AM in the next hour, you will be bailed out. No exception for you.
Over your story, special team must take effect to investigate your story. See who is the real mastermind and who will be brought up to justice. Paryt Keadilan Rakyat question in the parliment was very true. Why the accusation to the No 2 is taken seriously but the question to No 1 asking him to step down was not taken seriously. Another sedition act this time and we are afraid who will tap rubber for our family while we were taken into custody.
KUALA LUMPUR: A National Service trainee who complained of an upset stomach after having lunch, died nine hours later at a hospital.
National Service Training Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said Too Hui Min, 18, died on Wednesday at 10.45pm at the Slim River Hospital in Perak.
The teenager and 177 other trainees from the Geo Kosmo Camp in Kuala Kubu Baru, had chicken rice for lunch while training at the shooting range in Jugra Banting, Selangor. They arrived at the range at 1.45pm,
However, at 3pm, Too complained of an upset stomach and was checked on site by a paramedic on standby. Too, he said, was not allowed to continue with the shooting training and was given medication for wind.
She was then taken back to the camp before she was driven to the hospital.
"Too was the only one who suffered an upset stomach. We are quite puzzled as the rest of the trainees are fine.
"We convey our deepest condolences to the deceased's family. However, we are not taking this lightly and will conduct a thorough investigation.
"But we will not pre-empt anything and will be speaking to everyone including the food caterers, health and NS officers," Abdul Hadi said at a press conference here Thursday.
Too, he said, reached the camp at 5.30pm and was checked according to procedure by a Health Ministry medical officer.
"She was conscious all through and not in critical condition. She was then sent to the hospital at 8.30pm and placed in the observation ward," he said, adding that her family was also informed.
Abdul Hadi said the hospital staff told the NS officers that they could leave the hospital as her condition was not critical.
"She became critical at 10pm and died at 10.45pm," he said, adding that Too had suffered constipation on March 19 but did not have any other medical problems as far as they knew.
On why Too was only sent to hospital at 8.30pm, Abdul Hadi said medical procedures were followed and she would have been rushed immediately if the situation warranted it.
Too, who is from Kuala Selangor, celebrated her birthday last month and was just one month short of completing her NS training stint.
There had been 16 deaths since National Service started in 2004, including two this year. The deaths included those who went on holidays or had accidents outside the camp.
Abdul Hadi said he met with the Health Ministry's officials three days ago to discuss all aspects of NS trainees' health and had suggested a required medical check-up for all trainees before they entered the camps, a suggestion that was raised last year.
"Currently, parents have to fill up a declaration form and identify whether their child suffered from any of the 32 ailments listed. If yes, then they have to undergo a check-up," he said.
The Ministry's National Service health technical committee would look into the proposal before it was discussed at the NS Training Council meeting on June 3.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
KUCHING: Rate-payers are told to stop accusing the local councils of not delivering quality services since they are not prepared to pay more.
IT’S A DEAL: Khairuddin (right) exchanges the signed documents with Aulbert, witnessed by Manyin and Trienekens’ Human Resource and Projects director Alice Lee (second left). — Photo by Johnathan Bullet
Minister of Environment and Public Health Datuk Michael Manyin said: “They want the best but don’t want to pay. The 26 local councils in the state have always been criticised for not delivering quality services. How can they when they don’t have enough resources?
“And when we want to increase the assessment rate, the people will object. The opposition will come out and make an issue out of it, saying that the government is not with the people,” he said after witnessing the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Sarawak Wastes Management Sdn Bhd/Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd to carry out joint research on waste characterisation studies in major towns of the state.
While the local councils had been striving to be self-sufficient to provide quality services, Manyin said the introduction of user-pay concept was not well received by the rate-payers.
“The local councils are forced to follow the standard being practised in Germany, which is high as far as environment standard is concerned to meet the rising expectations of the people.
“We have no choice but to conform to the standard lest we will be branded as polluters,” he said.
He reckoned that Sarawakians were not really concerned so much about environment but they cared about rubbish being dumped on the street, in front or at the back of their houses.
He thus hoped that the MoU would come up with better ideas to enhance garbage collection and waste management at a reduced cost besides creating clean environment.
At a press conference later, Manyin pointed out that the Mambong landfill here was one of the only two level-four standard sanitary landfills in the nation, but producing such high-quality service was generally very costly.
Sanitary landfills varied with dumping sites, and the people should not compare the two waste management approaches, which offered great differences in cost and hygiene.
“Ever since Trienekens came into the picture, the local councils have been practising higher standard of waste management, and comparing sanitary landfills with dumping sites is like comparing an apple with a mango.
“The people here should not compare the cleanliness level with that in Singapore, Japan or European countries, where in Singapore for instance, the fine system is enforced,” he said.
He felt that education played important role in educating the people with the right mindset and good culture towards making the environment clean and friendly.
He said Sarawakians, for example, lacked the culture of picking up litter whenever and wherever they spotted one.
“What the government does is to educate the people to make them have the right habit and understand that it is their responsibility to make the cities and towns clean,” he said, hoping that all the locals would be able to achieve that in a few years time.
Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd managing director Gerhard Aulbert said that urban dwellers generated 300kg of waste per person a year.
“This is quite a big amount compared to that in developed countries. And if we can have many participants for the project, the cost can be brought down. Trienekens has always promoted the user-pay concept but enforcement seems to be a big issue in Sarawak,” he said.
He thus suggested that a standard approach be used to meet the soaring and complex needs of Sarawakians. “Those who want quality services must pay more.”
Unimas acting vice chancellor Professor Dr Khairuddin Abdul Hamid said the MoU was in line with the university’s desire of sharing its expertise, addressing the current needs and solving problems of the local communities.
“It goes a long way in formulating better solid waste management in Sarawak,” he said, adding that the collaboration started during the Engineering Conference 2007, and after several informal discussions between them and Trienekens.
The RM300,000-project is funded by SWM Sdn Bhd, the state government’s arm and concessionaire of the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWMS) and its operating company Trienekens to develop a database that can provide information on current waste characteristics on households and commercial waste streams in urban and semi-urban areas in the state.
It will come under the wings of Unimas’ Research Innovation and Management Centre. Aside from Unimas, Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) is another project partner.
The two-year project entails the development of methodology and database, data analysis and report preparations. Possible methods include waste studies at points of generations, weight analysis, areas of origin, wastes at disposal sites and landfills.
Monday, April 28, 2008
If you saw the above statement, you would probably guess that the return is "Bidayuh Man should be represented in the Parliment". Oh dear, that is not the real answer.
Living under a small community leaving us a small space to speak. Do we need to bring BIG issues ? Not exactly.
Shall we fight for DPM 1 or 2, The answer is NO, We should leave it to IBAN's political party or Sarawakian Muslim's community to do so.
While people are reading Newspapers and magazines, We should not be conned by the other group like the Chinese. Their point of view are irrelevent to us.
What shall we do?
We should point out justice that we should share the same treatment as what the Malays is having.
Malays should be sensible to us. We must have a good political stability, better place in education, better social economics, allocation of business and contracts and so on.......
By then, I would like to prefer PKR. That is the party which speak justice. Anwar Ibrahim is not a man of failure but STAR does. We should not use the issue that Anuar Ibrahim is an ABIM members that he will not treated us fairly but if you compared it to Ahmad Abdullah Badawi, he is better in his word this time.
Why PKR and not STAR?
PKR together with DAP and PAS represent the biggest opposition group this time and deny BN two third majority in malaysian parliment. It killed most of the BN sharks group, voice up all issues and boil up parliments. If we don't joint them, our issue will not be brought up.
STAR is a bidayuh political party formed without a representative in the state cabinet and parliment. Where are they talking or having their meetings,....in the coffee shop.
Haaaa.....haa....taki kasung, you shit. Shit mean clever.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
KUCHING: Member of Parliament for Serian Datuk Richard Riot Jaem is very optimistic that a Bidayuh will be appointed to the federal cabinet.
RIOT: I believe the Prime Minister will accommodate a representative from the Bidayuh community in the cabinet.
He said the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in a recent Barisan Nasional (BN) meeting had said he wanted all communities to be represented in the cabinet.
???Although, it may not be very soon, I believe that the Prime Minister will accommodate a representative from the Bidayuh community in the cabinet,??? Riot told reporters yesterday after receiving sponsored jerseys for the Under 16 School Development Football League from Lea Sports Centre at the Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) secretariat.
Riot, who is FAS deputy president, was coy when asked by reporters whether he was among the names shortlisted for the post merely answering: ???I reserve my comment???.
He however said he would not push the Prime Minister to appoint a Bidayuh elected representative to a cabinet post.
Besides Riot, the other Bidayuh MPs are Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit (Mambong) and Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe (Mas Gading).
Dr Tiki served as Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development, but was dropped from the post when Prime Minister announced the cabinet line-up last month.
The five-term Serian MP also pointed out that he was always happy despite reports that he was quitting Sarawak United People???s Party (SUPP), a component BN party.
???I am happy and always happy despite numerous reports that I had gone missing soon after the election,??? he said, adding that rumours that he was quitting BN was just speculative reporting.
He reiterated that he was always with BN all the way, and the votes given to him during the recent general election were for the coalition.
???Through thick and thin, I am always a BN man???in successive elections there was always an increase in my majority votes.???
???And if I am to leave BN, it will be an act of betrayal to my voters and I will not betray my voters,??? he said.
According to him, he was away in Australia when the rumours were rife and that he was quite taken aback by them.
He explained that he was in Australia for a long deserved rest after working very hard in the election.
He also laughed off reporters??? question when asked if he met Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim while in Australia.
Riot disclosed that his handphone was jammed with messages during the ???episode??? from BN and the opposition members, but he did not reply any of them.
On a lighter note he said: ???It was a blessing in disguise as since that episode, people in Peninsular Malaysia now know that there is a Bidayuh community in Sarawak.???
If his statement was true, let me revealed what Riot will get
Senarai Gaji Dan Elaun Menteri
Slip Pendapatan Bulanan bagi Menteri Penuh Malaysia termasuk Ketua-Ketua Menteri adalah seperti berikut:
1. Gaji Pokok RM18,000
2. Elaun Keriaan RM10,500.00
3. Elaun Perumahan RM10,800.00
4. Elaun Wakil Rakyat RM10,650.00
5. Elaun parking RM 5,700.00
Jumlah pendapatan bulanan ialah RM55,650.00 yang wajib diterima sama ada sakit atau tidak bekerja:-
Lain-lain kemudahan seperti:
1. Bercuti ke luar negara sekali setahun terutama selepas persidangan Dewan Negara - Semua perbelanjaan ditanggung oleh kerajaan termasuk tiket penerbangan,hotel, duit poket/saku sebanyak RM50,000.00.
Kalau tidak bercuti ke luar Negara, seorang menteri boleh menuntut sebanyak RM50,000.00 tanpa resit.
2. Bil letrik percuma ditanggung oleh kerajaan Malaysia
3. Bil Air percuma ditanggung oleh kerajaan Malaysia
4. Bil telefon percuma ditanggung oleh kerajaan Malaysia
5. Peruntukan perkakasan dapor / perhiasan rumah dan lain lain boleh dituntut setahun sekali sebanyak RM40,000.00
6.Sebuah kereta Mercedes S320, di lengkapi dengan telefon bimbit, satu pemandu,minyak ialah percuma.
7. Semua pemberian atau derma kepada perkahwinan, kematian, atau pemberian kepada badan kebajikan kebajikan boleh dituntut.
8. Boleh mengadakan rumah terbuka setiap hari Raya. Segala perbelanjaan ditanggung oleh kerajaan. Menteri boleh menuntut sebanyak RM400,000.00
Semua elaun perbelanjaan tidak termasuk dalam slip pendapatan bulanan.
Slip Pendapatan Bulanan Bagi Timbalan Menteri ialah:-
1. Gaji Pokok RM15,000
2. Elaun Keriaan RM9,500.00
3. Elaun Perumahan RM9,800.00
4. Elaun Wakil Rakyat RM10,650.00
5. Elaun parking RM 5,700.00
Jumlah pendapatan bulanan ialah RM50,650.00 wajib terima samada sakit atau tidak hadir bertugas.
1. Pengerusi syarikat/lembaga jabatan kerajaan
2. Pengerusi syarikat swasta yg dilantik
3. Pedapatan dari syarikat persendirian seperti kontrak dan lain-lain
4. Pendapatan peribadi.
5. Saham akan diberi khas oleh kerajaan sebanyak 300,000 unit setiap masa.
6. Tidak termasuk dari pendapatan luar negara
Maklumat diatas adalah berdasarkan tangga gaji seorang menteri pada tahun 1999 dan ia akan berubah ikut keadaan atau masa.
Monday, April 14, 2008
How much does Jabu know about Rumah Nyawin?
How much does Jabu know about Rumah Unjan (Ulu Sebauh) whereby the Tuai Rumah was asked to apply for a "Derma Licence" so that he could go and asked "Derma" from individuals or companies for mobilizing their "RAMU" (or building materials) whereby their longhouses was asked to moved somewhere.
Did Jabu know the plea of Rumah Nor of Sekabai.
Well, I am not hating the Ibans YB's but as coward as you to speak, peoples are living in hells.... They should learn themselves. Maybe, this is the curse of headhunting in the early century but we can't hate each other everytime.
Ibans YB's or MP's should understand when anyone of Bidayuh are not re-elected in the parliment, they should consider and mention one and not started to become a hero by speech. Well...I am not going to give a lesson learn on how to be the best speecher ever but because one of your member is trying to comment about other races. ie. not the only the sole community to look after.
When I post these pictures (below), I am sensitive. I am liable for prosecution. Yet, I don't make damages. I carried the message forward. These are the picture of a lesson learn. One year ago but good one for remembrance. We don't want to hide facts and make it happened anymore or anytime again.
People of Kampung Rejoi, please don't enjoy, People of kampong Pain should feel the pain (Kesakitan). Dawos is the real traitor this time. How much burden you have to pay and someone says....You are not alone for this Bengo Dam. Thousand of houses has been chopped before but we are living in a big state.
Damages is always the damages and we see it happened but we don't speak.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
The three are useless as described. They are having a crab mentality and a person of no principle as described by James Jemut Masing when he concluded his six followers. Then, an idea was brought forward, If you jumped onto Taib's pond like James Dawos, You don't get anything although how much you chased your people for Bengoh Dam and setting up of Mambong Dumping hells site.
For Tiki, You were just being dumped. If you doesn't agree with me...well, tell me which minister are you now?. I am talking to you because someone has described that Bidayuh are not the priority as being the third majority, you are just as coward of losing your PAY where we voted for you.
Chinese are the one who know how to run the talk so we know what is lanchow. Every lanchow is for YB Richard Riot and he should understand that.
So...what is the diffrent between Dawos,Tiki and Richard ? No different. They are waiting for people's recommendation so that they could have a comfortable seat in the parliment. From this, you can concluded from which U are they from? I really don't know.
There is still no grasshopper yet. You wait PKR.