Merdeka 2.0: A nation blessed, a new journey begins

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So we are on the threshold of Merdeka once again. The first Merdeka since the arrival of the new Malaysia on 9 May — or as some would say, Merdeka 2.0.

Freedom from kleptocracy; freedom from oppressive rule. Much reason to celebrate. There are only a few other precious occasions in our nation’s history when we may have had reason to celebrate with similar great joy and jubilation: the liberation from Japanese Occupation at the end of World War Two, the first Merdeka — and now our second collective liberation.

It is the beginning of a new journey, a new chapter in the life of our nation. We have taken a huge step in rising above the barriers of race and religion and in forging a new sense of pride in being Malaysian. It is a sense of genuine patriotism in the best sense of the word — care for the country and its people and our common destiny — not the patriotism that is the refuge of scoundrels and bigots. There is also palpable relief that we have been spared from impending economic ruin and bankruptcy.

The battle against corruption has begun with earnest. The arrival of that RM1bn yacht was highly symbolic. But hundreds of billions of ringgit have been ferreted abroad over the years — and that will be a lot harder to recover. Still, if we have the resolve and determination, nothing is impossible.
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Norman
Norman
4 Sep 2018 1.20pm

47% of Malaysian youths have high credit card debts while 38% have been identified as having personal loans, said Bank Negara Malaysia Assistant Governor Nazrul Hisyam Mohd Noh.

In 2017, more than 3,400 people between the ages of 20 and 30 sought counselling and help from the Debt Management and Counselling Agency.

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/09/04/47pct-of-youths-have-high-credit-card-debts/#kozxp2ZeuqxQI68B.99

Malaysia Baru must free itself from debt, a bad habit from Regim MO1.

tunglang
tunglang
5 Sep 2018 9.29pm
Reply to  Norman

Credit Card Advice for majority of youth of not rich dads, poor dads. A better way to sanely manage one’s finance using a plastic card is to not apply for a credit card. Instead, use a debit card tied to your available blood, sweat + tears hard cash deposit so you are on real hard ground & not feel dizzy like a rich-fantasising fella with empty pockets & a credit card. A debit card holds what hard cash you actually own in a bank account for disciplined personal use (cash withdrawal, counter payment, online purchase) unlike a credit card which… Read more »

Long Xuan
Long Xuan
6 Sep 2018 12.42pm
Reply to  tunglang

While it can be very convenient to just swipe away, credit cards may lead to more DEBTS, especially if you don’t pay ON TIME. So, should you or should you not get a credit card? Find out more on this episode of RUMIT on the fundamentals of CREDIT CARDS.

Shriek
Shriek
9 Sep 2018 11.09am
Reply to  tunglang

Ah pek should have questioned banks. Why banks love to lend this type of money by issue cc?

tunglang
tunglang
10 Sep 2018 6.57am
Reply to  Shriek

Compounding annual interest of 16%-18% on unpaid balance of your credit card after you pay monthly minimum balance.
With many paying minimum balance, the banks are laughing 24/7/365 to the own banks!
Do you know why banks don’t like/hate/detest to court those who can pay in full their monthly balance? Earning from merchants for your transactions is never enough!

Curb your desire, buy when you have cash is king!
Bin-chui (false outward impression) via credit card is on the way to financial slavery (most likely for life).

Norman
Norman
11 Sep 2018 11.52am
Reply to  tunglang

Young Malaysians are citing the high cost of living and work commitment as their reason for limiting to one child or not having kids altogether.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/09/11/malaysians-find-its-too-expensive-to-raise-a-child-now/#Jfu6OQ3MIVg22WJX.99

Long Xuan
Long Xuan
6 Sep 2018 12.32pm
Reply to  Norman

Singapore dollar hits 8-month high against Malaysian ringgit

Al.
Al.
9 Sep 2018 11.39am
Reply to  Norman

Beauty is enjoy first and pay later.

Bhaskar
Bhaskar
9 Sep 2018 12.26pm
Reply to  Al.

Pay later?

MORE LIKE SUFFER LATER WITH HIGH INTEREST RATE IMPOSED ON YOU FOR LATE PAYMENT.

tunglang
tunglang
10 Sep 2018 7.00am
Reply to  Bhaskar

Al should visit an AKPK appointment to see the faces of those who enjoyed first, tried hard to pay later & now suffer bo-bin-chui.

Shriek
Shriek
11 Sep 2018 6.25pm
Reply to  tunglang

Ah pek should orso the joy and smiling faces when they can show off their cc. They can act as tai lo

Kumiro
Kumiro
31 Aug 2018 1.54pm

Last time rakyat sambut 1Msia with great euphorià only to be disappointed.

Already some not happy when BR1M will eventually be removed.

Hope SST not increase food price.
Authority must pantau mamak restaurants.

M Pillay
M Pillay
1 Sep 2018 8.34am
Reply to  Kumiro

Mamak outlets in Penang better learn from boycott lesson not to overcharge customers. Hygiene factor also important.

Salwi
Salwi
1 Sep 2018 1.38pm
Reply to  M Pillay

Mamak will increase price in tandem with fast food like KFC and McD because of GST because Mamak sells more than RM1.5 million a year.

Ranjit
Ranjit
9 Sep 2018 1.29pm
Reply to  Kumiro

7 million made poor by Regim MO1 to be BR1M recipents. 2020 vision vapourised.

Norman
Norman
4 Sep 2018 1.26pm

A movie that is heralding Merdeka 2.0: Rise as promoted by Gobind.

A better and more meaningful watch than those local box office horror flicks, Kak Limah & Munafik.

Joel
Joel
6 Sep 2018 1.12pm
Reply to  Norman

I prefer to watch Crazy Rich Asians.
Must dream big to be rich, perhaps winning jackpot or Toto!

Ranjit
Ranjit
9 Sep 2018 1.30pm
Reply to  Joel

Malaysian actors acted as Singsporeans to be rich Asians. Malaysia Crazy Poor BR1M.

Salwi
Salwi
1 Sep 2018 1.40pm

Setia song better than that 1Malaysia song!

Norman
Norman
2 Sep 2018 1.28pm

Malaysia Baru do not need Malaysian External Intelligence Organi­sation (MEIO).

Spying on who?

Oreo
Oreo
3 Sep 2018 1.45pm
Reply to  Norman

Spies helo to bring in and out of country the laundered 1MDB money?

Chingxiang
Chingxiang
5 Sep 2018 11.42am
Reply to  Oreo

Also the jewellery from Middle East?

Shriek
Shriek
5 Sep 2018 11.15am
Reply to  Norman

Tunglang no shiok or shock over dummo VIPs bringing in or out million £€¥¥$?

tunglang
tunglang
5 Sep 2018 9.31pm
Reply to  Shriek

Don’t try to spin over LGE’s court case of Absolut Vodka shocking!

Shriek
Shriek
6 Sep 2018 11.16am
Reply to  tunglang

Too much vodka and try to be Stalin and Prada news

Norman
Norman
1 Sep 2018 12.37pm

The new Pakatan Harapan government will not hand out “easy contracts” to Bumiputera companies to sell even if it means losing support in the next general election, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir.

Dr Mahathir said the government would terminate existing contracts that were found to have been been sold for a quick profit.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/92248

Norman
Norman
12 Sep 2018 6.18pm

Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has defended the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz to be used by the state administration’s top officials as a need, not a luxury.

tunglang
tunglang
11 Sep 2018 12.07am

Merdeka 2.0: A nation for mass brutal dog killing?
Dogs can’t vote, but dogs have a right to animal protection & live safely in Malaysia.
Remember, Tuhan doesn’t give you a religious right to kill a dog, a creature of his creation.

Norman
Norman
11 Sep 2018 11.54am
Reply to  tunglang

Stray cats are nuisance too but they are not culled. Double standard?

tunglang
tunglang
16 Sep 2018 9.38am
Reply to  Norman

See the 2 videos above for ready solutions by NameWee.
The authorities are simply not cooperating to solve strays problems. Culling is not the solution esp. mass culling. Malaysian work culture (esp. in the public sector) has to UBAH!

tunglang
tunglang
6 Sep 2018 9.06am

Yoursay: Are M’sians, not just Malays, ready to take on the world? https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/441892 David Dass: Perhaps the question that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was actually posing was whether the Malays could compete with the Chinese (instead of Chinese nationals). Like many of his double entendres, Mahahtir is saying two things. In the first, he is being critical of the previous government’s policy of bringing in Chinese workers and tying up sales in Forest City with stay-in visas. And the second, posing the question whether Malays could be competitive among Malaysians? The Malays were essentially rural dwellers going to Malay… Read more »

Norman
Norman
5 Sep 2018 10.20am

MH370 plane spotted in Cambodian jungle on Google Maps

https://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/09/04/mh370-plane-spotted-in-cambodian-jungle-on-google-maps-man-claims.amp.html

Images from Google Maps show the outline of a large plane – which could simply be an aircraft flying directly below the satellite which photographed it.

Norman
Norman
1 Sep 2018 12.10pm

Anil as an accountant can clarify the BN government’s use of the modified cash accounting standard, and not the accruals accounting standard, as practised by the private sector. Najib claimed that Finance Minister LGE has thus confused in the tax refund matter.

https://malaysiakini.com/news/441208

Mah HS
Mah HS
31 Aug 2018 3.27pm

Anwar on Merdeka Day 2.0 Malaysia Baru pushing for more malay rights. He is trying to gain malay support to quicken path to be PM?

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/91862

M Pillay
M Pillay
1 Sep 2018 8.47am
Reply to  Mah HS

Return of Rahim Nor as check and balance on over ambitious can’t wait to be chief?

Salwi
Salwi
1 Sep 2018 1.43pm
Reply to  Mah HS

Anwar must be loving this song:

Ranjit
Ranjit
9 Sep 2018 1.31pm
Reply to  Salwi

Lost respect for Rafizi desperately want DSAI to be PM.

Salwi
Salwi
1 Sep 2018 1.46pm
Reply to  Mah HS

The country’s Bumiputera should bend their backs to earn their money instead of relying on the government for handouts, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

He added that his new Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration will not entertain requests from those who are merely seeking to get rich quick.

So Tun M is reminding Anwar?

Norman
Norman
3 Sep 2018 9.24am
Reply to  Salwi

Jocelyn Tan’s latest speculation:

It is also no secret that Pribumi’s door is open to Umno crossovers. Umno has something which Dr Mahathir’s Parti Pribumi desperately needs – a huge rural Malay base, more than 50 MPs and even more state assemblymen.

https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/analysis/2018/09/03/mahathir-cannot-ignore-the-malay-undercurrents/#ov6617j8Y7POPP1I.99

DSAI cannot afford to see this happen, knowing that Zahid Komedi is known for switching alliance?

tunglang
tunglang
3 Sep 2018 11.08pm
Reply to  Salwi

My suspicion:
One industry supported by a northern state gomen enriching cronies was the housing development in the 1990s. From Pulau Tikus to Prangin Mall to Batu Uban, one developer could ‘sapu’ most of the property development & enriching brothers of politicians or whatever relatives.
Am I right, Tun M?

Shriek
Shriek
4 Sep 2018 10.10pm
Reply to  tunglang

Now you kau beh but in 1990s, why deep silence and no kau beh over clearing of lands? I see, not enough in the pockets?

Oreo
Oreo
3 Sep 2018 1.46pm
Reply to  Mah HS

M is harimau kenyang and A is harimau lapar.
We should know which one will eat us up.

Nguyen Ban
Nguyen Ban
31 Aug 2018 2.52pm

I married Penang girl now first time Merdeka in Penang. I no enough money buy Car but cycle also good no pollution like in Saigon. Next time I open my Vietnam restaurant chess price not SST can have advertisement here.

M Pillay
M Pillay
1 Sep 2018 8.49am
Reply to  Nguyen Ban

Mr Nguyen, you get yr Saigon street food endorsement from uncle penanglang sure shrieking publicity to gain customers,but remember don’t overcharge when famous else lens boycott like that Bangkok mee goreng chap.

Norman
Norman
2 Sep 2018 12.38pm
Reply to  M Pillay
tunglang
tunglang
2 Sep 2018 1.06am
Reply to  Nguyen Ban

Mr Nguyen, if I am not wrong. I guess you will open your Vietnam restaurant in Komtar 2nd floor or somewhere near GAMA or near Jalan Sg Pinang where there are many Vietnamese factory workers?
Bring the best of Vietnam to share with us & who knows, your dishes may become part of Penang multicultural cuisine!

Shriek
Shriek
2 Sep 2018 5.41pm
Reply to  tunglang

Viet meals are mostly pho or Cheng ton. No dai chow or dai pai tong. Maybe put more low table and stools along the corridors. Maybe try the hot bread.

Ho Wan Lai
Ho Wan Lai
3 Sep 2018 11.24am
Reply to  Shriek

The dark alleys between heritage shophouses can be brighten up for stools ala Vietnam styles. After work Penangites can gather there for meals not subject to SST or high rentals imposed due to skyrocketting commercial real estates by greedy developers.
A new breed of food maestro sifu for new Malaysia.

tunglang
tunglang
3 Sep 2018 11.13pm
Reply to  Ho Wan Lai

Forget it if MBPP is dead on to follow SingLand’s street rules of zero hawkers, including back lanes. They are trying too hard for slippery-Dettol-ed food courts BUT see what happened to hawker businesses in slippery Great World Park food court of expensive management costs!

Ho Wan Lai
Ho Wan Lai
4 Sep 2018 11.31pm
Reply to  tunglang

The vibrancy and authenticity of street food is lost once the customers are confined to dine in air con setting.
New generations grown up on fast food diet can never appreciate as they never have a chance to experience the past. Although Penang Street Food festival is trying hard to replicate the bygone era.

tunglang
tunglang
6 Sep 2018 7.01am
Reply to  Ho Wan Lai

“Although Penang Street Food festival is trying hard to replicate the bygone era.”
Exactly like SingLand trying desperately (regretfully?) to do so but failed.
Pg state gomen, try use your brains if not your kidneys with foresight!

Shriek
Shriek
9 Sep 2018 2.50pm
Reply to  Ho Wan Lai

Ai/c? No wonder global warning and heavy rainfall and typhoon. Global warming affect crop production and rise in mosquitoes

Norman
Norman
5 Sep 2018 2.18pm
Reply to  tunglang

There are over 30 Michelin Bib Gourmand eateries in Singapore and a couple of hawker stalls with one Michelin star.

Bib Gourmand is the award given by Michelin to restaurants/eateries with “exceptionally good food at moderate prices”. Get ready for some of the CHEAPEST MICHELIN FOOD in Singapore!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LdlEHrao6xo

Mah HS
Mah HS
31 Aug 2018 11.37am

Merdeka 2.0 – the end of RM2 billion minister?

Kumiro
Kumiro
31 Aug 2018 1.50pm
Reply to  Mah HS

BN leaders last time never declare assets.
Low salary but many sources of side income.

Bhaskar
Bhaskar
9 Sep 2018 12.27pm
Reply to  Kumiro

Money are stashed overseas. BNM cannot trace.

M Pillay
M Pillay
1 Sep 2018 8.51am
Reply to  Mah HS

Many rm2 billions ex ministers can help eradicate b20 poverty instantly.

tunglang
tunglang
2 Sep 2018 12.59am
Reply to  Mah HS

Merdeka 2.0 – the sure end of RM2B Ministers of BeeEnd, but the beginning of RMB Malaysians who dare to work hard & not complain of others & are not beset by corrupted officials.
I think LGE is best at CATching the rotten rats still running loose among us.

Norman
Norman
2 Sep 2018 12.35pm
Reply to  tunglang

RMB = RenMinBi (Chinese Yuan).

RMB Malaysians are those PRC folks gaining Malaysian PR or citizenship by investing in properties like Johor’s Forest City?

Tun M said 30 million of such RMB Malaysians could push bumiputera to live in forest (Forest Kampung, not Forest City).
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nst.com.my/node/407214/amp

tunglang
tunglang
2 Sep 2018 6.06pm
Reply to  Norman

The global world is getting smaller & crowded. Whether PRC Chinese get PR or citizenship here, we Malaysians will have no choice but to compete with them & other catch-up foreigners in the near future. Already the international trade is changing rules by the day. Mix with geopolitics, anything goes. We Malaysians, whether Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian, Sandakans, etc must be well prepared for a destiny where the Asian Red Dragon sneezes, we be ready to cough! No point demanding our government of the day to give us ‘preferential treatment’ in the name of race + religion when the national… Read more »

Ho Wan Lai
Ho Wan Lai
3 Sep 2018 11.28am
Reply to  tunglang

Those in advertising field be prepared by social media advertising generated by skillful and creative China folks when one belt on road expanded to Malaysia. Just look at WhatsApps videos in circulation originated from mainland China. Better for locals to join force with China otherwise get swallowed by them inevitably.

tunglang
tunglang
3 Sep 2018 11.25pm
Reply to  Ho Wan Lai

One fine day for shocked Bill Gates, China will sell its own version of Windows beginning with most of Asia!
Want a 3-D Chinese lady SIRI? Right click.

Ho Wan Lai
Ho Wan Lai
4 Sep 2018 11.34pm
Reply to  tunglang

Huawei Kirin processor 980 oredi set new benchmark scaring off Apple. China own OS oredi established waiting for global deployment once usa patent tariff becomes nastier.

Chingxiang
Chingxiang
5 Sep 2018 11.43am
Reply to  tunglang

China’s Redcore browser will be one to watch too.

Norman
Norman
7 Sep 2018 12.01pm
Reply to  tunglang

Facebook to build first Asian data centre in Singapore, investing S$1.4 billion.

The 11-storey data centre is 170,000 sqm and will “support hundreds of jobs”, says the social media giant.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/facebook-data-centre-singapore-jobs-asia-10688962

Iskandar Johor not attractive for Zuckerberg? What happened to our Multimedia Super Corridor?

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2018 11.10am
Reply to  Norman

Islander Johor is about building condos to foreign buyers and this is somehow labelled as FDI.

Johan Khun Pana
Johan Khun Pana
5 Sep 2018 9.27am
Reply to  Ho Wan Lai

Speaking of advertising, this advert is very appropriate for many Malaysians. ( not here to promote nor endorse product/s but the message it is able to convey) Thanks.

Oreo
Oreo
3 Sep 2018 1.49pm
Reply to  tunglang

Why then Mahathir is so scared of PRC chinese?

Now Johor want to reserve 30% of Forest City for Malaysians, but how many can afford? Why not build some rumah mampu milik there, can provide
labour that serving the rich.

tunglang
tunglang
3 Sep 2018 11.29pm
Reply to  Oreo

Already, most Malaysians are scared (kia-su) of their own Chinese starting with education + exams to business. If PRC Chinese come, scary lo!

Chingxiang
Chingxiang
5 Sep 2018 11.46am
Reply to  tunglang

Chinese only 20% in Bolehland.
Why Tun M worry? So many tongkatputera waiting for handouts.

Talented Chinese already serving SingLand as PRs or citizens.

No meritocracy will see Ringgit joining Turkish Lira and Argentine Peso to further depreciate in value.

Today SingDollar is stronger than Aussie Dollar, if not on par.

Don't Loom Back
Don't Loom Back
10 Sep 2018 1.43pm
Reply to  Chingxiang

Just look at Indonesian and how hard working are they. They mingle into the Chinese Society and now taking over much of the job. … The different is UMNO spoilt [many of] the Malays and made to dependent for political gain. This is the back fire in their agenda. Be fair to all and help the weak irrespective of race us the way forward to raise our nation. China is Not the local Chinese home and as a Chinese Malaysian we are here as any other race. We ask you not for any previledge but we want you to recognise… Read more »

Norman
Norman
5 Sep 2018 2.54pm
Reply to  tunglang

While Forest City is a private project, it was perceived by many in Malaysia as another example of unwelcome mainland Chinese influence and there were fears it could become an enclave for wealthy Chinese.

In reality, however, analysts say it is unclear who will inhabit the development, particularly as foreigners must apply for long-stay visas through a separate programme.

With one-bedroom apartments being offered for about US$170,000, the prices are out of reach for most Malaysians.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1669514/forest-city-in-trouble-as-pm-targets-china-linked-projects

Mahathir is scared of ‘Economic Colonisation’?

Long Xuan
Long Xuan
6 Sep 2018 12.37pm
Reply to  Norman

Forest City – The Reason Why Buyers Buy Forest City after a night stay

Playground for the Rich.

Norman
Norman
7 Sep 2018 11.41am
Reply to  Long Xuan

In a sarcastic swipe, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir said he is willing to agree with Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian on letting foreigners buy Forest City units, if the latter wants Malaysians to live in wooden houses.

Folly
Folly
9 Sep 2018 11.05am
Reply to  Norman

Maybe bangsa Johor status can be accorded to foreign buyers of forest City condo?

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2018 11.15am
Reply to  Norman

So who was the greedy idiot who came up with this forest city money laundering scheme and approved it in the first place? Jail them. Like 1mdb gave a fake front pretension by giving out haj trips tickets, n some other … pretended to be cultured by standing alongside the three tenors, when he is totally uncultured n should actually be singing or rather croaking right behind as the … suprano with the other … creature N… Razak both in jail where they firmly belong. All great leaders halt problems even if its almost 90% to fruition … whatever it… Read more »

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2018 11.12am
Reply to  Norman

Every country in the world has rules when it come to this type of project no one will allow this type in this big scale they can come and buy and be subjected to rules but this come with pass to allow settlement in a big scale. If Investment is the true aim they can come in via the 2nd home initiative other the that it should not have happen. In the box why don’t you try and go to China try and buy a piece of land and build it on the way ask for settlement rights see how… Read more »

Ranjit
Ranjit
9 Sep 2018 1.36pm
Reply to  Stylo Logan

If go by Msia My 2nd Home, country garden would not sponsor JDT football team. It wants a more direct way for PRC buyers via Bangsa Johor priviledges.

Norman
Norman
5 Sep 2018 8.44am
Reply to  Oreo

Tun Dr Mahathir has confirmed that Chinese nationals can indeed purchase residential units at Forest City but they would not be issued visas to live there.

“They can buy the property, but we would not give them visas to come and live here,” he said on Tuesday (Sept 4).

Joel
Joel
6 Sep 2018 1.15pm
Reply to  Norman

Flip flopping.
Think first before talk.
No credibility if you retract statement.
Honestly, Malaysia still need to depend on China’s money, sooner or later since Ringgit could be follwing Indon Rupiah on downwsrd spin.

Norman
Norman
8 Sep 2018 9.46am
Reply to  Joel

Possibly a kneejerk reaction from Mahathir after watching Crazy Rich Asians aka Filthy Rich Chinese. Mahathir is tasting his own medicine as he was the alleged mastermind of Project IC in Sabah in the 90s where 700,000 foreigners were allegedly granted citizenship in Sabah.

Bhaskar
Bhaskar
9 Sep 2018 12.28pm
Reply to  Norman

Difference is Sabah imported poor ones, but valuable as votes to BN then.

Norman
Norman
6 Sep 2018 9.14am
Reply to  Oreo

Nauru blasts ‘insolent’ China for speaking out of turn at meeting
https://www.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1LL0AC

Nauru is inspired by Tun M?

Meanwhile, China’s President Xi Jinping has offered $60bn in financial support to African countries and written off debt for the continent’s poorer nations.
https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/09/china-xi-offers-60bn-financial-support-africa-180903100000809.html

RMB is King?

Long Xuan
Long Xuan
6 Sep 2018 12.34pm
Reply to  Oreo

How BIG is Forest City Iskandar Malaysia?
(Progress Update as 4th September 2018)

Norman
Norman
11 Sep 2018 4.19pm
Reply to  Long Xuan

The Washington Post also visited Forest City’s newly-opened international school, the Shattuck-St Marty’s school.

“Sixty percent of the 78 students enrolled there are Chinese. Tuition for a day student between grades six and 12 averages US$24,000 per year — about four times the average annual wage in Malaysia.

“The school’s Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, basketball court, yoga studio and boarding facilities — all deserted on a recent visit — were built for 1,000 students,” it said.

https://malaysiakini.com/news/442620

tunglang
tunglang
6 Sep 2018 9.35am

Merdeka 2.0: A nation blessed? LGE’s case: ‘Dropping of charges can be seen as morally indefensible’ https://malaysia.yahoo.com/news/lge-apos-case-apos-dropping-010333446.html KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution’s decision to drop two corruption charges against Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng may not be legally wrong, but is seen as morally not right, said Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow (Law and Constitution) Dr Muhammad Fathi Yusof. He said Attorney-General (A-G) Tommy Thomas had recused himself from handling the case as he was involved in defending Lim. “He did the right thing by recusing himself as he did not want any conflict of interest charges to… Read more »

Shriek
Shriek
7 Sep 2018 9.44pm
Reply to  tunglang

Non criminal lawyer and spinner talk BIG

tunglang
tunglang
6 Sep 2018 6.57am

Merdeka 2.0, a nation ‘blessed or cursed (by employers)’ with an increase of Rm50 to minimum wages? Dr M selling out workers of M’sia with new minimum wage https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/441877 The announcement made by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in announcing a minimum wage of RM1,050 across the board is a total sellout and humiliation to the low-income workers of Malaysia. During Mahathir’s 22 years as prime minister, he never allowed a minimum wage law to be legislated, in spite of having his own children becoming among the richest people in the country. When minimum wage was legislated in 2012, to… Read more »

Norman
Norman
6 Sep 2018 9.21am
Reply to  tunglang

Salary growth must not be ahead of productivity growth – a mantra of Singapore’s wage council.

Too many cheap foreign labour in Malaysia, no push for real productivity and manpower efficiency.

tunglang
tunglang
7 Sep 2018 9.09am
Reply to  Norman

No real productivity from foreign labor but bosses don’t care.
As long as cheapo labor cost translates into super-profits, who cares?
And which bosses care about training locals (incurring costs) for higher productivity?
So low wages the trend for Penang bosses.
No real productivity falls on workers, not the bosses.

Norman
Norman
7 Sep 2018 11.39am
Reply to  tunglang

How to train workers when RM300 HRDF fund also gone missing, just like GST tax refund?

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/56130

tunglang
tunglang
8 Sep 2018 4.12pm
Reply to  Norman

Claiming ‘financially strapped’ to train workers but can dizzily buy big Mercs (annually?) to play tax avoidance? C’mon lah!

Bhaskar
Bhaskar
9 Sep 2018 12.30pm
Reply to  tunglang

No tax refund will promote more tax evasion.

shriek
shriek
14 Sep 2018 10.34pm
Reply to  tunglang

Yes who is looking for cheap one ton mee?

Shriek
Shriek
6 Sep 2018 8.03pm
Reply to  tunglang

Ah pek when one ton mee, char keow teow prices went up, why no kau beh or ah gee ah Jo over the price increase? Boycott those foodr

tunglang
tunglang
8 Sep 2018 4.13pm
Reply to  Shriek

Why so ah gee???

shriek
shriek
14 Sep 2018 10.35pm
Reply to  tunglang

Why so ah Jo?

Bhaskar
Bhaskar
9 Sep 2018 12.29pm
Reply to  tunglang

Increase pay only for employers to decrease headcount to force higher productivity.

Workers will have more work load to justify RM50 pay rise.

tunglang
tunglang
3 Sep 2018 10.57pm

As we begin a new journey @ Merdeka 2.0, I too feel good & ‘a bit more’ confident in Pakatan Harapan.
But today, I was shocked by this quicky-news –
Court drops graft charges against Guan Eng, Phang
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/441412

Even PM was shocked. MACC was very shocked. Ramkarpal Singh, who acted as Lim’s counsel in the case was also belatedly shocked!
Over to you – are you shocked or shioked?

Shriek
Shriek
4 Sep 2018 10.07pm
Reply to  tunglang

Ah pek you can journey back to your beloved belum valley. More shioked over there than shocked here

Chingxiang
Chingxiang
5 Sep 2018 11.41am
Reply to  tunglang

Why you terkejut like MO1?

Niaokong now free to focus 100% on red folder to bring MO1 and his gang to court. That is good news, right.

Ho Wan Lai
Ho Wan Lai
5 Sep 2018 2.21pm
Reply to  Chingxiang

NiaoKongCAT now cannot be burdened by Pinhorn issue and able to focus on CATching more scandalous rakyat money swindling.

tunglang
tunglang
5 Sep 2018 9.53pm
Reply to  Chingxiang

You still don’t get it! We as Malaysia Baru expect a better & transparent way to deal with this politically hatched case – acquittal or not. Not in a manner that arouse doubts of political interference ripe for the opposition’s ammunition. If you prefer to ‘simply acquit without thorough due process of law’ the accused in this case just b’cos of perceived preference of LGE’s new role as a Finance Minister to catch Najib’s pants down, you are not doing LGE a service of support. Even PM Mahathir himself also thinks this is not right as it might shoot back… Read more »

Norman
Norman
6 Sep 2018 9.06am
Reply to  tunglang

‘Even PM Mahathir himself also thinks this is not right as it might shoot back on his feet.’

A typical political sandiwara? To deflect spotlight to AG Tommy Thomas?

Joel
Joel
6 Sep 2018 1.17pm
Reply to  tunglang

Tun M instructed AG and AG in turn outsourced the decision. Don’t complsin like Umno. Politics at play. Now even PAS support MCA in Balakong.

Shriek
Shriek
6 Sep 2018 8.00pm
Reply to  tunglang

Ah pek, another papa gemuk? The court case was heard with papa gemuk giving his testimony before the election as accuser. You can look for good buy with cheap one ton mee and politician must buy anything higher than market value otherwise anything he get cheap attracts political or business favour? Orso, aca made an earlier trip and come back empty handed. Ah gee asked them to go for witch haunt for second trip after a month or more. Ah pek can’t see the nail on the cross but can see needle in haystack.