Thursday, 22 October 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Arnold Schwarzenegger is clearly bowled over by the warmth and hospitality shown by the people he encountered here.
The former California governor and bodybuilder, who is in town for the Global Transformation Forum, was only here for 48 hours but is leaving with a positive impression of Malaysia.
“I have not seen much of the city and the country, but what I did see is that you have the warmest people here,” he said after his keynote address at the international forum on Thursday.
Schwarzenegger said that he was looking forward to coming back to Malaysia with his children in the future, and congratulated Malaysians for being “wonderful people”.
“From the hotel I stayed, to the restaurants I’ve been, the gym where I work out and to the organisers at the forum, everyone was so inclusive and so warm.
“Congratulations you wonderful people, and I will be back,” he said to loud cheers from the audience.
courtesy from the star on line
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Government finally agreed to imposed Toll hike on the 15 of Oct 2015 . My opinion , for the timing , the government is really play safe which they announced on the hive before they tabled out the budget .
Well, nothing in the world is free and price become cheaper and cheaper , however to some extend on this issue , I believe the government have a concreate reason for doing this But due to the current scenerio , its worth to reconsidered back .
Some good point been address :
1. Imposed low fare during OFF Peak hours / on top of the proposed increment .
2. Discuss with Tol Konsesi , no automatic tol hive . Tol increment quantum based on the study of the income that they recorded . Rule of the thumb , as year passing by , more and more motorist registered means more income to them . Think what's idea that you can generate RM more by " thinking out of the box " on the mechanism ! .....increase of the toll rate at this economic situation will hurts more to rakyat !
Cameo news from The Edge Weekly :
After almost two decades of near-full employment in the labour market, low unemployment has become a cornerstone of Malaysia’s economic fundamentals, and might even be taken for granted despite the growing economic headwinds, according to The Edge Weekly.
In its latest edition, the magazine’s writer Ben Shane Lim questioned that as growth decelerates and confidence falters, was it realistic to continue assuming that the low unemployment seen since the 1997 Asian financial crisis can be maintained?
After all, news of retrenchments have been cropping up regularly, and with household debt approaching 88% of GDP, the resilience of the job market has never been more critical, said The Edge.
The magazine highlighted that the latest round of retrenchments saw Shell Malaysia announce that it would cut 1,300 upstream jobs from its 6,500-strong workforce over the next two years.
For perspective, there were over 10,000 retrenchments in 2014. In the 12 months ended June, there have been almost 12,000 already – not including Shell’s, it said.
The Edge said job cuts in the oil and gas industry may be expected because of the collapse of oil prices but there has also been a wave of retrenchments in the banking sector this year.
It began with Standard Chartered Bank cutting its Malaysian workforce by 11%, followed by CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (3,599 employees, or 11% of its headcount) and RHB Capital Bhd (2,700 employees, 15% of workforce), said the magazine.
It said that more recently, it was reported that AffinHwang Capital Sdn Bhd is in the midst of retrenching a couple of hundred employees as well.
The Edge said some manufacturers have also made the news for trimming their workforce, such as Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, which let go of 255 workers from its plant in Gurun, Kedah. CCM Fertilisers Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd, also announced that 232 employees will be affected by the shutdown of one of its plants in June next year.
The magazine added that against this backdrop, Malaysian Airline Systems Bhd (MAS) retrenched nearly 6,000 employees as part of Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s plan to restructure the loss-making national carrier.
“Are the retrenchment figures something that we should be worried about? I think, yes. Apart from the retrenchment of about 11,000 to 12,000 workers, employers are not hiring. With the economic slowdown and uncertainty, employers are taking a wait-and-see approach,” it qouted Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, executive director of the Malaysian Employers Federation, as saying.
The Edge said the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research’s Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI) for example, has fallen to a new six-year low of 71.7 points, which is comparable to the 2008 global financial crisis levels.
It explained there was no crash in the job market back in 2008, but then, Malaysia was relatively insulated from the shocks to the global economy.
The saving grace was that Asia was the sweet spot for economic growth when the western world was hit hard by the US subprime mortage crisis, it said. – The Edge Weekly, October 17, 2015
My comment :
1. The truth had been lined out but we cannot just lying down and wait for our death . Yes , we are facing world economic turmoil plus political instability in our country . But in order to move forward think and behave positive , there 1001 potentials or chances to be grabs in front of you . Just be in right circle , right logistic , right mentors , right action and don't forget to pray to Allah , Insyaallah with that , success will never wait no man !
2. Its seem that jobless growth in Malaysia will be more for next few year . Government have to review back the foreign labor policy at certain sector . Today you can see a lot of Indonesian ,Nepalese , Bangladesh , Myanmar to name the few .... concurred most of job opportunity for locals . Yes , we do need them at certain sector like labor for plantation and high rise building but I don't accept it when now they are working as salesman , salesgirl , chef , hotel receptionist , waiter , waitress , technicians , oil & gas manpower ... ../// The boss always say that local had a bad altitude ... but .. it is because of altitude or the paycheck ! ...or profit oriented ! Its time for Malaysian to change , we have our own people to build together our own nation . Follow by example the Korean and Japanese , they doing everything from A to Z ...
3. The boss will say , I got the job with low profit margin , so I cannot offer job to locals which we know the salary scheme . This is really an issue . To my opinion , the landlord or "Big boss " have to underline a policy , award the doer , the contract if they meet " Big boss " budget instead of the lowest quoted price . And of course plus other important criteria both technical and integrity .
Try this and everybody is safe ! End of the day , we don't need SPRM !!! ..... but remember ALLAH always watching us !
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
The meaning of Hari Raya Aidiladha. Aidiladha is also commonly known as Hari Raya Korban or Hari Raya Haji in Malaysia. Celebrated about two months after Hari Raya Aidilfitri, on the 10th day of Zulhijjah, the 12th (last) month of the Muslim calendar, it marks the end of the haj pilgrimage period (about two weeks).