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Omega 888

Aa1 === PENANG GETS ITS PEARLY SHEEN AGAIN By N. Trisha / Wednesday, 04 May 2022 https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/04/penang-gets-its-pearly-sheen-again ======== Like said before, Penang, the ‘Pearl Of The Orient’ is a tourist island not a industrial island. Development of ‘Green Industries’ should be done on the mainland in a holistic way. Some services industries like finance services etc etc etc. can be on the island. The state govt must remember, besides foreign tourists, our very own Malaysians and Penangites are our No. 1 tourist. Serve them well. Upgrade facilities associated with tourism and preserve the rest etc. For example, areas to look… Read more »

shriek

Omega man – How to upgrade and what is upgrade? _ Development or redevelopment. Build new hotel- dont expect them to stay in back backers in love lane or wong fei hoong inn. You want more income? You oppose development very much.

Esme

Penang Wan Tan Mee to bring back comments from old readers like tunglang:

shriek

Serve them well with back packers, losman, rumah tumpangan? They come here and willing to pay. What is USD1? USD is almighty. Under MCA BN, so restrictive. This cannot and that cannot. Better holiday in Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui and then few nights in Bangkok according to popular song and then up to Chiangmai and Laos more natural Laos has high speed train built by PRC.

Omega 888

You must be living on a different timeline. Penang is now bursting with tourist. Penangites are happy to have them, to come and enjoy what Penang, the Pearl Of the Orient has to offer. Nature, Heritage, Food etc all within Walking, Cycling, Trishaw and Bus ride distance. 

Esme

Ang Moh family enjoying their stay in Penang

Tom Jerry

Our poor Ringgit will attract backpacking tourists looking for bargain to stretch their money. But food is still an attraction. Many such tourists upload their food experience videos on YouTube and get many viewership (and earn money in the process!) to sustain longer stay in Malaysia.

Esme

Penang’s Toh Soon kopi far superior to Zus or SF coffee. All Ang Moh backpackers must try.

Omega 888

Aa2 === Equally, there must be quite a few tourist spots on the mainland. It needs to be highlighted and preserved. Also, looking at the mainland, one does not see any recreational facilities done for Penangites residing there. For example, is there any cycling lanes, like the ones on the island?  One exco or councilor spoke about it once and that was the end of it. Taxes are raised and collected. MBSP on the mainland has been awfully quiet. MBPP seems to be more active. State Government seem to be NOT equally concern for the mainland as it is for the… Read more »

shriek

omega man. you said mainland is cater to industries. workers have to working and with rising cost work overtime. bosses will be very happy if workers are out for re-creation.if mainland is very quiet, the 888 groups, alpha and omega can move to mainland and pain the town

shriek

Boomerang. You cant name the tourist spot. Only wants to go to indusrial and factory areas for recreation? They prefer to see Ar Lan and Aminah after hard days work

Omega 888

 ( shriek – reply to Omega 888 / 9 Apr 2022 6.15pm )

” Instead they want to teach jawi……….”

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*** Much younger shriek, maybe you are like an old senior, forget things. Here is a statement to jog your memory on ‘Jawi’ from your supremo ‘Boss’ now an EX, but who still has some attachment to politics, which is quite natural.

” May be another question that should be asked is, whether a person who learns Jawi is betraying the Chinese race, language and culture. To me, the answer is in the negative.” — LKS

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Link —–> https://blog.limkitsiang.com/2019/08/04/malaysians-must-develop-a-new-self-confidence-a-new-malaysia-boleh-spirit-to-exorcise-the-contrived-or-imaginary-fears-and-demons-so-as-to-achieve-a-golden-age-for-malaysia/

luca

Hari Raya came one earlier.

In the spirit of Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin can bring back tunglang to Anilverse?

PCH

http://tunglang99.blogspot.com/?m=1

Tunglang’s own blog has not been active since 2013.

Omega 888

Sure, why not. Check this out.

Tunglang’s New Year choice: Penang chendol” / 2 Jan 2013
https://anilnetto.com/penang-street-food/tunglang-kicks-off-new-year-with-first-street-food-award/

PCH

Tunglang may usher 2023 in anilverse kicking off with new foodie comments for younger Shriek and senior 888 to enjoy whether u r T30 or B70

Esme

Revival of tunglang is long awaited.
Many readers miss his colourful comment. His past knowledge of Penang will provide depth of understanding for young readers.

In Malaysia U turn is a norm.
Tunglang can U turn and make a return, perhaps using a new Avatar in the realm of multiverse.

shriek

Omega man or o man. As a young man, there are many things to learn. Question is not if change culture or language. Sooo many to learn. I learn Tamil, Thai and upgrade Hokkien. Soon will be Hindi as next nation to watch.
Omega man, you really miss the point. Not against but usefullness. Even speaking to Indonesians, they DONT FULLY UNDERSTAND Malay and we DONT FULLY UNDERSTAND Indonesian. 

Mike

Too many plastic materials being thrown around that go to drains, rivers and then the ocean.

Plus encourage recycling program and inform those who simply throw items around about the potential deadly consequences like more flooding.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/malaysia-selangor-interceptor-plastic-waste-coldplay-2635811?cid=FBcna

Intercept harmful garnages going into river.

Anilnetto.com can start environment protection campaign in Penang?

Alpha 888

1. ENVIRONMENT-MALAYSIA: Costly Incinerators or Efficient Waste Disposal? By IPS Correspondents. https://www.ipsnews.net/2007/03/environment-malaysia-costly-incinerators-or-efficient-waste-disposal/ 2. Incinerator best option for fast, clean waste management solution: councillor – By Arulldas Sinnappan 20 Apr 2022 7:00AM ” Seberang Prai rep takes on critics for ‘whacking’ authorities without offering practical solutions ” ======== This issue was discussed back in 2007 as per item 1. Nothing has changed and waste management by landfill has continued till now.  15 years has past, the same issue as per item2, is being raised up with much similarities in the content and with the same clueless state government voted in for… Read more »

shriek

You are against of building a very high rise chimmy. Chimmy is like point the third finger. You going to pay for another coal firing power generator. The incinerator also cause very very fine particles and you may live not more than 90 and other less than 80. You UNBELIEVEABLE. Now you want to destroy the beauty of hills and beaches with your development. Land fill is more sustainable and green

Mike

Green Waste Management?

Start from ownself.

Do you segregate and recycle waste?

Alpha 888

Green Waste Management? A term used to describe any environmentally friendly way of processing the products that has been discarded. 

Mike : Start from own self. / Do you segregate and recycle waste?

Alpha 888 : Yes, ah do. Do you ? Do you litter ? 

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This was in Sept 1, 2016. Is this in practice, till now, Mike?

“Organic Waste Management in Penang, Malaysia.”

shriek

If segregate, we recycle and decomposite. Amount of waste reduce. Then why BUILD and destroy penang nature? Build incinerator on TINY Island like you said? For over 80 years man, you must be very kuat can carry out separation and decomposite and depose waste properly into which is rubbish and which is recycle?

Esme

Food price has gone up with inflation.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=tgmKySmws-4&feature=youtu.be

Eat in moderation.
Eat to live, not live to eat.
Waste not food.
Avoid wasteful all-you-can-eat buffet.

Alpha 888

Sorry, the link for above item 2 –

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/59016/incinerator-best-option-for-fast-clean-waste-management-solution-councillor

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A video on pros and cons in the use of a incinerator. Why don’t we just burn our trash? / Aug 14, 2021

Vic

In India they are using human poo, not just cow dung, as cooking fuel. Maybe we will do so in the future?

glissantia

China, India and Vietnam have been using “biogas” from poo for a long time. They use urine as fertilizer. They don’t wait for the White man to show the way.

Alpha 888

PE1
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HOURLY-BASED MINIMUM WAGE BETTER FOR BOTH SIDES, SAY ECONOMIST BY Dineskumar Ragu / May 3, 2022 10:15 AM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/03/hourly-based-minimum-wage-better-for-both-sides-says-economist/

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*** Really, Mr. Firdaos Rosli, chief economist of (MARC)? Please tell us how is your salary being paid. Is it on monthly or hourly basis ?

Cont. to PE2

shriek

loyar are paid hourly. if paid monthly, cannot claim ot or to

Alpha 888

PE2 === ” For employers, an hourly-based model would be more cost-effective as they would be able to pay workers LESS than RM1,500 but still comply with the law, he (Firdaos Rosli) said ” *** Am I reading this right. Does it make sense? For the employers it would.  Would any employee agree that receiving less than RM1500 would be better for them.  Hallo chief economist, a lot of employers are also manufactures. They keep raising the price of their products. Palm trees are grown locally. Palm oil is manufactured locally . We are the world’s 2nd largest producers of Palm… Read more »

shriek

I thought you supposed to know all? Why your MCA BN can control mata2, ACA why not prices?

Omega 888

P5B
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Next on your agenda, you can have ” How to Change Penangites Bad Culture of Littering”. You can put forward examples of how some countries keep their nation clean by not practicing bad littering habits, among other bad habits. You can do that by video presentations, followed by a short speech.

We have quite a few MCA followers here who simply like talking about MCA. So, your further explanation on the subject would be helpful. 

End.

PCH

80s Penang for those who yearn to travel back in time.

https://youtu.be/s7cKbb3c-n4

Tanjung Bungah folks can see the difference over time.

PCH

Rolling good times of the 80s in Penang.

https://youtu.be/Kn66GWjaqgs

Even Ang Mohs took rides with Yellow/Hin buses.

See if you can probably spot young Anil in the video.

PCH

May be the teenage Khoo Salma at Tanjung Bungah then ?

Alpha 888

G1
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SELANGOR BANS IMPORTS OF RECYCLED PLASTIC WASTE / May 19, 2022 9:54 PM

“Selangor has banned the import of recycled plastic waste, according to state executive councillor in charge of environment Hee Loy Sian……. However, he said, a review would be made every five years with regards to applications for new business licences for plastic waste recycling.”

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/19/selangor-bans-import-of-recycled-plastic-waste/

Cont. to G2

Alpha 888

G2
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Here is a question for you, Exco of Environment from Pakatan Harapan in Selangor. It is said that there are lots of these plastic items which cannot be recycled. What does the State of Selangor do with it? Care to reply.

Next is, how many other states here are importing plastic waste from other countries, creating plastic waste mountains and polluting the Environment of Nation ?

1. PLASTIC WASTE – FROM UK TO MALAYSIA – Jul 31, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgUDU-_iJU4

2. Malaysia’s plastic jungle | Off The Grid | Documentary – Aug 21, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38KNEHTm-Ds

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shriek

Chicken taking to duck. This is not Selangor. Those import are MCA towkays.Ask your party members and Chief

Omega 888

It is not who they are who are importing the waste. It is what the State Environment Exco is doing about it, to put a stop to it – permanently.

shriek

Ask your MCA BN Central gomen.They can only stop import like import bozookas, guns, moonshine liquid. You mean state has its own kastam pegawai?

Omega 888

WAS PUA’S ‘STUPID MINISTERS’ REMARK REFERRING TO PAKATAN ITSELF. ASKS SELANGOR BARISAN INFO CHIEF / Thursday, 19 May 20222:57 PM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/19/was-pua039s-039stupid-ministers039-remark-referring-to-pakatan-itself-asks-selangor-barisan-info-chief

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Whatever it is he threw, it just got boomerang back at his face. Not so smart a fellow is he, this Pua fella ?

Alpha 888

F1
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ALL STATES AGREE 20 SEN POLLUTION CHARGE FOR PLASTIC BAGS / 18 May 2022 10:50AM

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/61124/all-states-agree-to-20-sen-pollution-charge-for-plastic-bags-tuan-ibrahim

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Unbelievable! This 20 sen per plastic bag was already introduced by some states a long time ago.
They have now progressed to No Plastic Bags on Monday and have since increased the 20 sen to one ringgit per plastic bag, probably noticing that there was no reduction in the usage of plastics.They should actually be talking about A TOTAL BAN on the usage of plastics by now. 

Cont. to F2

shriek

but caught you using plastic bag to contain cendol. you and household has been using more plastic bag tyhan before

Omega 888

The subject here is to introduce a TOTAL BAN on the usage of plastics. The State of Penang, should be by now doing it. Their Green division must have been ‘switched off ‘ on this subject of total ban on plastics. This what happens when one has a politician heading the division.

shriek

Good TOTAL BAN on plastic includes those plastic containers, wrappers used by supermarkets, hawkers, mamak shops, Mcdonalds you missed to mention

Alpha 888

F2 == Instead, they are still on the 20 sen charge, with No time line given for a Total Ban On The Use of Plastics. If before the plastic bags were given free, now it has become a business concern with a 20 sen charge per bag as ‘pollution charge’. How are the states going to accomplish the eradication of plastic usage to keep the environment healthy if they keep coming up with this type of solutions. Now only the Malls and Supermarkets who are charging for the usage of plastics, not the Food Restaurants, Indoor and Outdoor Stalls, Some… Read more »

Omega 888

7 REASONS TO SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS AND MOVE TO PAPER BAGS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obl6bPqd3sQ

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Some reasons why Plastics are really bad.

shriek

What has Ministry of Enviro been doing? They subcontract to state. Buying from hypermarket is different from sundry shops. Sundry shops give credit and note down in 555 book or give cash for peanut items

Omega 888

Still, how does what you say help to totally eradicate the use of plastics and
keep our environment healthy ?

shriek

What happen if plastic bags, forks, knives, containers are used 3 or 4 times.. This means the amount is reduced 3 to 4 times. many things are use once and throw away. Simple Omega man. Now they are SINGLE USE like you. Like garage bags, they help to contain the rubbish.

Alpha 888

F3 == The green division in our state is all talk and no bite and maybe by now clueless. The environment exco of the state is probably still scratching his head, ain’t sure what to do about it. Probably total ban equals to loss of votes from the business community and others.  Here is a suggestion. Talk to the business community. Explain to them why keeping the environment free of plastic is really important. Then go in for the total ban of plastics but at the same time make sure there are sufficient alternatives available, like paper bags, cups, containers and glass… Read more »

shriek

Glass bottles cheap cheap? How about handling and storage? Like Tun lang going around the city hunting for cheapest one ton mee. How much one ton mee earns? Why not you orso use brain?. With rising prices, many look for hawker food. If use paper material, means more trees will be cut and pulp into paper.

Omega 888

Example, for sit in eateries the business community can use glass, steel for plates, cups and steel fork and spoons, for eating and drinking. There is no need for plastics to be used.

As for take away, customers can bring their own bag and containers and as for papers, glass, steel and wood, all these can be recycled. The question is, does the state have the brains and the will to do it. Where there is a will, there is always a way to do it.

shriek

Omega man, better follow your fellow rakyat. Eat with fingers and banana leaves.

Alpha 888

F4
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People have always found a way of adjusting to change, easier if there are alternatives easily available. Other alternatives will be invented and made available. As the saying goes, ” Necessity is the Mother of Inventions “.
Push For The Total Ban, Be The First To Do It.

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shriek

alterntive is to use plastic is what people of your generation discovered and then follow by younger generations

Omega 888

In my generation, people used glass and metal ( covered with ceramic ), papers and banana leaves. There was also small cottage industries which recycled old newspapers and magazines into various sizes of paper bags.

So, which generation business community ‘discovered’ plastics and started to mass produce and introduced it. From whom did they blindly copy the use of these plastics?

Alpha 888

“He (Prof. Ramasamy) took Najib to task for speaking about the benefits of mega projects. “Najib unashamedly talked about big projects being beneficial to the people,” he said. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/13/nothing-new-in-great-debate-says-ramasamy/ ======== Looking at this statement, the impression given is that Prof. Ramasamy is also not happy with Mega projects. He is the 2nd person from DAP to let the Rakyat know his opposing feelings to Mega Projects. Now the question is, what are they going to do about DAP’s own Mega projects in the State of Penang or the CM of Penang has now dropped these Mega projects. Otherwise, it would… Read more »

shriek

You cant count? Najib is talking about Billions. He is so used to Billions. Whereas Penang budget is in Millions and you can talk about thousands and young kiddies in hundreds.

Omega 888

We are talking about Mega projects here. “He took Najib to task for speaking about the benefits of Mega projects. This is what the DCM 2 said.“Najib unashamedly talked about big projects being beneficial to the people,”.
 
So, what about the unsustainable Mega projects in his own backyard. How does it benefit the fishing community and their way of life and how will it effect the fishing industry ?

shriek

Farming farming no beneficial? Higher and certain of income and rakyat orso gets cheaper fish. Fish farming can be almost EVERYWHERE. The kelong can rent out as … kelong party and a offshore island. Win win for all and only loss for Omega man. Further fish farming uses HIGHER TECH no LOGY. Fishing only throw and pull net.No need Form one education

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

SITI KASIM OPENS SERVICE CENTER FOR BATU FOLKS AHEAD OF GE15 CANDIDACY – By Vijenthi Nair / Tuesday, 10 May 20225:50 PM MYT https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/05/10/siti-kasim-opens-service-centre-for-batu-folk-ahead-of-ge15-candidacy ========   Smart move. If one want to participate as a candidate in an election, just don’t walk in with an empty hand ( no action ) or just give speeches ( mere words ). One needs to do work ( action) to build trust with the Rakyat and it starts with a Service Center. So, what has the Oppositions parties in the State of Penang done so far to earn the trust of Penangites. Just giving… Read more »

Esme

Siri Kassim urged DAP to end partnership with PKR

https://youtube.com/watch?v=adc5vrixYXk&feature=youtu.be

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

Bb1 === PENANG PAKATAN CLAIMS FULFILLED 90% OF GE14 MANIFESTO By Sofia Nasir / 09 May 2022 5:05PM https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/60483/penang-pakatan-claims-fulfilled-90-of-ge14-manifesto ======== Is these the same one that the PH coalition leader said is not a bible and not cast in stone or is this a Penang state local manifesto ? Anyway’s, the State PH Govt has claim that 90% of its manifesto has been implemented. There is a balance of 10% left. Penangites would like to know, what are they, does the PH state have a link where it Clearly explains, Item by Item, the 54 promises said to be implemented and the 12 in… Read more »

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

Bb2
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The general explanation given in the news is vague and Penangites are in doubt. Like said earlier the explanation has to be Clear, Item by Item, to have a clearer understanding.

For example, you said,” 11 pledges made in the manifesto regarding creating a green state were almost fully implemented, with only three pledges still undergoing the process” and then you have the ‘2020/2030 green book’, which is a 10 year green program starting 2020 and ending in 2030. Which is which? All this are confusing to Penangites, hence the query.

End.

Alpha 888

MELAKA TRAM PROJECTS WILL BE ANOTHER ‘ WHITE ELEPHANT’ WARNS MP / May 5, 2022 5:36 PM “Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong (DAP) urged the Melaka state government to end its obsession with megaprojects, and instead, should focus on fulfilling the basic needs of the people.” https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/05/melaka-tram-project-will-be-another-white-elephant-warns-mp/ ======== A good advice Mr. Khoo PT (DAP). Now, if only you can advice the same to your fellow DAP member, the CM of Penang to drop somewhat similar Mega projects in Penang and ask him to focus on fulfilling the basic needs of the people, Penangites will be grateful. Otherwise, it… Read more »

shriek

Malacca is Malacca. Hpw to compare with island and Mainland. During holidays, Penang drown with cars. Malacca not island – cannot drown.

Omega 888

P5A === Eye-opening canal dip for MCA man By Liew Jia Xian / Friday, 29 Apr 2022 https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/04/29/eye-opening-canaldip-for-mca-man ======== A good deed indeed, Mr.Cheah of MCA, just that, you should not risk your life and do this again. As per your suggestion, it would help if could give some insight into how the state govt could manage the waste more sustainably and make trash more valuable. Right now they seem worried. Their supporters here are not much of a help. Maybe this should be next on your ” Keep The Environment Clean” agenda. The title, ” Make Waste Valuable and More Sustainable”… Read more »

shriek

That is not a longkang. It is SUNGAI PINANG under the care of DID under your BN central gomen. PAS Minister is Environment and you should kbkb at him. Is he waiting for someone up to tell him what to do?

shriek

MCA BN has the Enviromental Minister from PAS man. What is he doing. He gets $$$ from Finance Minister and you are supposed to know who is the state Enviromental Exco. What about you drawing the organisation chart from PAS Minister to State Environment EXco

Alpha 888

“shriek reply to Alpha 888 / 14 Apr 2022 6.40pm — Ask your MCA BN. In Past, one powerful DUMNO warlord, Only a KTM gatekeeper………..” ======== Yes, an ‘End House’ that has 21 bathrooms and 16 bedrooms, a VIP room, three living rooms, a dining hall and a prayer room, a swimming pool, a bowling room, several gazebos, an orchard, a two-hole golf lawn, an office, a storeroom, two rooms for maids, a wet kitchen and a dry kitchen. Bedroom said to be bigger than a single storey house with exquisite furnitures’. The owner is no more around. This issue… Read more »

shriek

Now you are protecting MCA and now you show you are a MCA member and starting your election. You ask about the calibre of candidates and BINGO, UNBELIEVABLE, as MCA is a partner see the MCA BN warlords. Can do anything MCA BN wanted and break all the development rules. MCA BN member who cares about Selangor Gomen under UMNO Mike Tyson and Khir?

PCH

https://youtu.be/1HohHV6PpFQ

There are many good Chefs with salivating meals but they only operate (do business) during this time of the year.

The government appears not to encourage them to expand their operation all year long to eventually succeed in creating local franchises that can reach global customers?

Or are they simply very contended with a month of earnings to cover year long of living costs?

There must be at least 888 different dishes during this Holy month so go and enjoy them.

Esme

Keluarga Malaysia need to be productive all year long. But it could be embedded in their DNA of old days farmers rilek for months after harvesting. Min wage is practical on assumption that people can work productively and efficiently 8 hrs/day, no frequent long coffee break for chit chat and FB viewing.