Friday, May 30, 2008

Two CSIs Got Spirited Away By The Ghost of Altantuya?

After the tremor, here's another one.

Two CSIs lost for 45mins at Altantuya murder sceneMaria J.Dass

SHAH ALAM (May 29, 2008): Two Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) were lost for almost 45 minutes in the thick foliage of a secondary jungle in the Empangan Tasik Subang catchment area during a spot assignment today.

C/Insp Nizam Husain and Sgt Ismail Abdul Rahman were assigned to measure the distance between the "seat of explosion" where Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu was blown up and the police beat base below the hill.

The duo were part of the CSI team which had accompanied Judge Mohd Zaki Md Yasin, prosecutors and defence lawyers to the crime scene to determine its distance from a police beat base below the hill and also from the nearest village this morning.

The High Court had revisited the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder scene to determine distances from the crime scene from the police beat base and the nearest village, upon an application by first accused C/Insp Azilah Hadri’s counsel Datuk Hazman Ahmad yesterday.

It was the second visit to the scene by the court which first visited the scene last July 18 so that everyone could get a clear picture of what it was like during the proceedings.

Judge Mohd Zaki Md Yasin had allowed the application to revisit the site to measure the distance between the Empangan Tasik Subang police beat base and the crime scene atop a hill, following dubious distance measurement given by auxiliary policeman Mustafa Umat, 39.

Mustafa who had testified that the distance was 1km, had on being "tested" in court, estimated the distance between the witness stand and a lift outside the courtroom as 500m, when it is only about 20m away.

The determination of the distances are essential as investigating officer ASP Tonny Lunggan had said that two auxiliary policemen on duty on the night of Oct 19, 2006, the night Altantuya was murdered, had claim they did not notice any unusual incidents, althought they had heard many "fireworks" explosions that night as it was during the Hari Raya and Deepavali festivities.

Azilah, 32, a Police Special Action Unit (UTK) officer and his colleague Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar, 37 are charged with murdering Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, in Mukim Bukit Raja between 10pm on Oct 19 and 1am on Oct 20, 2006. Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda is charged with abetting them.

Mohd Zaki, court officers, the three accused, prosecutors, lawyers and police escorts left the courthouse at 9.45am and took a little more than an hour to visit the beat base and the crime scene near a jungle clearing.

After completing the visit by 10.50am, the hearing resumed at noon.

Earlier, Mustafa had the court in stitches when he was asked to describe the difference between the sounds of "meriam buloh" and rocket fireworks.

"Chuuuuuuuuuuuuuug!" he replied when asked to describe the sound of the rocket, adding that the sound of "meriam buloh" is loud and that he heard such sounds and rocket fireworks many times after 9.30pm on the night of Oct 19, 2006.

Police forensic unit head Supt Amidon Anan Amidon who was recalled as a prosecution witness said during the visit investigating officer ASP Tonny Lunggan had asked him to calculate the distance between the "seat of explosion" and guard house via the secondary jungle.

He then narrated how he, Nizam and Ismail had gone into the secondary jungle to calculate the distances, leading to Nizam and Ismail getting lost, until they were reunited later.

After hearing Amidon's narration, Mohd Zaki quipped: "Hazman should have gone in since it was he who wanted to know (the distance" to which Hazman replied that he had wanted to abandon the idea but it was Abdul Razak's lawyer Wong Kian Keong who wanted to continue.


Updated: 07:10PM Thu, 29 May 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Remember The "妈咪,这里食物是非常好吃" NS TV Ad?

Babelfish the Chinese words if you don't know.

Heard of the ad which started with 'Jangan lupa sembahyang tau (untuk nyawa)"? This is the 'delicious' food you'll get:

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And I heard from the tv it's ayam masak merah.

Zero deaths? But sikit-sikit muntah-muntah, sakit perut ok?



"License To Kill"?



I think the NS-ers have a message for the Sesame (I know he's no sesame but if you read his name from the back, it's it). ;-)

Ezam: The Ultimate Mou Gaan Dou?

The silence of Anwar is deafening.

Via.

Or a sorchai? And so is KJ the sorchai? But everyone knows he is a sorh**.

Should We Continue Giving MSM Chances If They Keep On Publishing Factually Fatally Flawed news?

Nevermind if the deputy VC is a cuckoo, this Bintang says that UTM is the first university in ASIA to offer BSc.(Forensic Science).

[Source]

But everyone should know that USM has been offering the same course since ages, but then again, they have to sit for a license to kill first be at least a police cadet first before working for the BMC-lin Wall Builders Defenders Association.

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Oh, if you include India as Asia (since we always claim that Malaysia is the only one and truly Asia), they too, offer BSc in Forensic Science. Even diploma.

Perhaps we should organise another F-ing walk called 'Free and Fair Media from Factually Fatally Flawed News'!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Road In Front of Dataran Merdeka Closed From May 31st to June Something?

Saw it in just a flash yesterday on of those filler 'public service announcements' on RTM (you see, nobody wants to buy ad spots) but not sure. For Agong's BDay raptai, it seems. Council of Mass Destruction's website currently inaccessible. Can someone confirm this?

Can reach the flag pole or not? Walk across the field? :)

The 2008 Amnesty International Report: Let's See What They Say About Malaysia

Fresh from the oven.


Full report is here.

Here, I took the trouble of extracting the part of Malaysia for you.

At least 10 people died in police custody in 2007. Despite continuing reports of such deaths and of excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrations, the Malaysian government failed to implement key recommendations for police reform. Scores of people were detained without trial under various emergency laws. Restrictions on freedom of religion continued. Grievances felt by many among the ethnic Indian Malaysianminority community, including discrimination and economic marginalization,were aggravated by the destruction of reportedly unauthorized Hindu temples.Mandatory death sentences continued to be issued.Refugees and migrant workers were arbitrarily detained and assaulted during immigration raids.

Police reform

A Bill to establish a Special Complaints Commission(SCC) to monitor and investigate complaints of misconduct by police and other law enforcement officers was introduced. The Bill prompted concerns that the recommendations of a 2005 Royal Commission of Inquiry were not adequately reflected, particularly as regards the proposed SCC’s independence and investigative powers. Not only did the Bill grant the Prime Minister broad powers to appoint and dismiss Commissioners, but it also included the Inspector-General of Police as a permanent SCC member. The SCC also did not have the power to oversee police investigation of complaints. [Blogger's note: The SCC Bill has been rejected by the Cabinet recently].

The Criminal Procedure Code was amended to provide increased protection to people under arrest. It required the police to inform detainees arrested without a warrant of the circumstances of their arrest and, in most cases, to allow detainees to contact a family member or a lawyer.

Deaths in custody and excessive use of force

At least 10 people died in custody in 2007 including at least two reported suicides, and police reportedly continued to use excessive force on peaceful demonstrators.

 On 10 and 25 November, police sprayed peaceful protesters with tear gas and irritant-laced water cannons during twomass demonstrations, the first calling for free and fair elections and the second highlighting the discrimination and other grievances felt by ethnic Indian Malaysians.
Detention without trial

The use or threatened use of the Internal Security Act (ISA) continued to be employed to suppress perceived critics of the government, with a specific threat to bloggers. Following the November demonstrations, the Prime Minister warned that the ISA could be used to prevent “illegal” protests. The ISA allows for detention without trial for up to two years, renewable indefinitely.

 At least 83 people were detained under the ISA. Most were alleged members of Islamist groups, including Jemaah Islamiah. At least four suspected Jemaah Islamiah members were arrested in 2007, and at least 16 were released during the year, having all been detained for over four years.Many were given restricted residence orders.

 Others arrested under the ISA included five leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force, a group campaigning for the rights of ethnic Indian Malaysians, who were sent directly to Kamunting Detention Camp. Five others, arrested for allegedly spreading rumours of racial riots, were subsequently released.

 In October 2007, AbdulMalek Hussain, an ex-ISA detainee, was awarded damages of 2.5million ringgit(approximately US$746,000). The judge ruled that he was unlawfully detained in 1998 and that he had been assaulted and tortured in custody.

Suspected criminals continued to be detained under the Emergency Ordinance (EO) (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) and the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act (DDA). Under both, suspects could be detained for up to 60 days for investigation after which a two-year detention order, renewable indefinitely, could be applied. Between January and August, 550 people were detained under the DDA. Both the EO and the DDA put suspects at risk of arbitrary detention and torture or other ill-treatment.

Migrant workers, refugees and asylum-seekers

Mass arrests of migrant workers, refugees and asylum-seekers by the People’s Volunteer Corps(Rela) continued. According to a government news agency, 24,770 migrants had been detained by Rela as of August 2007. Rela officials continued to be accused of using excessive force and arbitrary detention when conducting raids.


Migrant workers were also subjected to psychological and physical abuse by agencies and employers. They were often denied equal access to benefits and protections guaranteed to Malaysian workers, including maternity provisions, limits on working hours and holidays.

Cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments

Caning continued to be used for many offences, including immigration offences. Irregular migrants(those lacking proper documentation) and refugees were reported to have received canings.

Death penalty

In March, the government passed amendments to the Penal Code introducing mandatory death sentences for acts of terrorism that result in death. Anyone found guilty of providing funds for terrorist acts that result in death would also receive a mandatory death sentence.

Death sentences continued to be passed during 2007, with mandatory death sentences for drugs trafficking. The authorities did not disclose details of executions.

Freedom of expression

 On 13 July, People’s Justice party staff member and internet blogger Nathanial Tan was arrested at his office and detained under the Official Secrets Act. He was arrested on suspicion of having access to state secrets, namely official documents relating to corruption allegations, posted on his blog.

Discrimination

Freedom of religion


Restrictions on the right to religious freedom remained. People wishing to convert out of Islam continued to face barriers to having their conversion recognized by the civil courts.

 In January, Revathi, a Muslim by birth, was detained at the Malacca Syariah High Court while applying to have her religious status recognized as Hindu. She was taken to a religious rehabilitation camp in Selangor and held there for sixmonths. In March, the Islamic authorities removed Revathi’s daughter fromher husband, and placed her in the custody of Revathi’s Muslim mother.

 A 100-year-old Hindu temple was destroyed in Shah Alam in November, on the eve of the Hindu festival Deepavali. Several people were injured and 14 were arrested as devotees tried to stop the demolition. Other reportedly unauthorized Hindu temples were demolished tomake way for development projects in 2007 despite petitions by local Hindu communities.

Rights of transsexuals

 On 30 July, Ayu, a transsexual, was seriously beaten by officials fromtheMelaka Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAIM). They reportedly punched and kicked her, rupturing a pre-existing hernia. A JAIM official stated that Ayu was detained for committing the “offence” of “men dressing as women in a public space”, which is punishable by a fine of 1,000 ringgit(US$300), a six-month prison sentence or both under the Melaka Syariah Offences Act.

Awang Selamat/Utusan Proves That "If Its A Malay Problem, It's A National Problem; Chinese Problem - Racist; Indian Problem - No Problem"

I have reservations in flogging this dead horse and giving the glory to this racist, but still, here goes.

You've probably heard of this Malaysian Mantra:

If it's a Malay problem, it's a national problem;
If it's a Chinese problem, it's a racist problem;
If it's an Indian problem, it's no problem;
If it's a DLL problem; who are they?


Boycott?

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Here's their response:

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Well, at least they are better than NaSTy Pee's alikening PR as Nazis, without even realising four fingers are actually pointing back at the party which owns them.

A scene from the Nazi era? BMC-lin Wall?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Dey, Ukker" Causes Furore in Parliament

Tony didn't mention the word. Star didn't. But Bernama did.

Is it really 'ukker' or 'oakka'. The latter means 'to f**k'? Help me out, Machas!

May 27, 2008 15:27 PM

Use Of Tamil Word Causes Dewan Rakyat To Descend Into Chaos

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (Bernama) -- The Tamil word "ukker" (sit) used by Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Idris Haron in asking Mohd Nasir Zakaria (PAS-Padang Terap) to sit down and not interrupt him while he was speaking caused the Dewan Rakyat to descend into chaos, Tuesday.

Unhappy the word was uttered, N.Gobalakrishnan (PKR-Padang Serai) approached Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia to whisper to him that the word had sexual conotations if not pronounced properly.

His leaving his chair and approaching the Speaker got Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament (MPs) riled up and demanded that he apologise for not observing parliamentary decorum.

With Opposition MPs getting into the fray demanding an apology from Idris for uttering profanity in Parliament, the situation got out of hand until Pandikar Amin stepped in to calm things down.

Pandikar said he allowed Gobalakrishnan to approach him as he too wanted to find out what the word meant but told the MPs not to make it a habit (approach him). Curiousity got the better of some who asked what it meant but none of the Indian MPs was willing to say.

Idris also unhappy at how things turned out, then asked the Indian MPs to tell him how it should be pronounced and went on to use the Mandarin equivalent to drive home his point.

Things only settled down when PKR whip Mohamed Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) told Gobalakrishnan to apologise and urged all parties to refrain from "causing unnecessary incidents in the august House".


Do you know that 'p***ek' is actually Tamil?

And only now I know that the world's oldest profession is 'thevdiya'!

I think this is my fave: "Sathia Moorthy Naay Poola Umbu". Check out more, here.

And can someone correct and update our national language's. And katak is no c**t.

The Ghost of Altantuya Literally Shakes Up The Court

"Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot ghostly like me, Najib?" ;-)

Altantuya murder trial: Case stood down twice due to tremors

SHAH ALAM: The Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial was stood down twice yesterday afternoon because tremors were felt several times in the building.

Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin stood down proceedings for 15 minutes on two occasions after deputy public prosecutor Manoj Kurup mentioned the tremors which were felt by those present in court.

It was a cause for concern but was resolved when Mohd Zaki said the tremors were caused by construction work behind the court building.

The incident began just after the lunch break at 2.30pm when the first tremor was felt. And as the hearing continued, so did the tremors.

Manoj, who was conducting his examination-in-chief of investigating officer DSP Gan Tack Guan, cast worried looks at his peers from time to time over 20 minutes before he drew Mohd Zaki's attention to the tremors.

Mohd Zaki said he did not feel them, but they could be due to construction work behind the court building.

The court burst into laughter when DPP Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah said: "The weather's fairer up there. (Mohd Zaki was seated at the Bench, higher compared to the DPPs and counsel who were seated at the Bar table).

At 3.05pm, Manoj again told Mohd Zaki that he was worried about the tremors.

Mohd Zaki stood down proceedings to find out the cause of the problem. After 15 minutes, Mohd Zaki told Manoj that a check with the maintenance department showed the tremors were caused by piling works.

He said it was safe to continue. Manoj's concern, however, did not subside.

"Yang Arif, I am no expert but piling works should not have such a strong effect," he said, adding he would continue his questioning until the next tremor was felt.

Barely a minute later, there was another strong tremor and this time Mohd Zaki felt it, too. Mohd Zaki again stood down proceedings and 15 minutes later, he came on the Bench and said the court's officer-in-charge confirmed the tremors were due to the construction works and that it was safe to continue.

Gan in his evidence yesterday said he was informed of a police report lodged by a Mongolian woman, Namiraa Gerelmaa, about Altantuya who was missing. The report was later investigated for abduction with intention to confine.

Gan, who was the lead investigating officer in Altantuya's murder, was then head of D9 at the city police headquarters between 2003 and 2007. He is now Bukit Aman's Interpol assistant director.

Police Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 31, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 36, both Special Action Squad members, are charged with murdering Altantuya at Mukim Bukit Raja, Selangor between 10pm on Oct 19, 2006, and 1am the following day. Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, 47, is charged with abetting them.

Hearing continues today.

Leave The World's Oldest Profession to the Pro Hos

He uses 'prostitute'...

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He also uses 'prostitute'...

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Please, leave some space to poke breathe for the real pro hos.

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This post is dedicated to my buddy who wanted to suggest 'ways to market YeePoh LengLuis' to Nizar, over the weekend. We were so wasted...blerghhhhh....

What Happens In Parliament, Stays In Parliament?

Apologies to Vegas.

Is Kit going to be expunged from the Parliament...

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...for this?



Is Kit's blog one of the 22?



C'mon...there's not even a casino there. Blood-bath wedding ceremony yes, but casino no. Although I heard the spirit of Uncle Lim roams there...to give lobby money to you-know-whos. :P

Monday, May 26, 2008

Parliament Also Got Curi Laptop

Remember this?



It's happening even in the Parliament now!

Poor Pathma!

[Source: Malaysiakini]

Are You One of the 22 Sites and Blogs Investigated by MCMC?

Remember FuAK?



Who's the 22? Catch 22?

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Numbers matter. I still want my Big 18 Fishes.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Is 'Malaysian Time' The Extreme Opposite of 'Swiss Time'?

Switzerland is famous for its Swatches, Longines, Omegas, Tags, cuckoo clocks et al for a reason. As Euro 2008 approaches, this is a good read from Beebs.

Switzerland's obsession with time

Switzerland is famous for its watches and its trains that run on time. But, asks Imogen Foulkes, can punctuality become too much of a good thing?

Euro 2008 countdown clock in Bern
Euro 2008 fans will be able to depend on punctual transport

In the centre of Bern there is an electronic clock which is ticking off the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the start of Euro 2008 - a reminder that Europe's football championships begin on 7 June and Switzerland is the proud host.

Seeing the clock caused me to reflect on Switzerland and time.

My first job in this country was as a journalist for Swiss Broadcasting's international service. Not so different from the BBC World Service in fact, apart from one curious thing.

Every day at exactly nine, 12 and four, the offices were all empty, and the elevators up to the staff restaurant were all full.

Why? Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon coffee it turned out. Always at the same time.

Not because the company ordered it but because the Swiss do it that way.

Electronic timekeepers

One of my first assignments was at the city hospital, but I made the mistake of arranging an interview for 9am.

I wandered through empty corridors, passing wards where patients lay quietly, not a doctor or nurse in sight.

I finally found my neurologist in, of course, the canteen, coffee at his elbow.

Swiss alps
There are new daily timesheets, in which all work activity must be recorded at 15 minute intervals
"But what if you don't want coffee at nine?" I finally asked a colleague. "What if you fancy a cup at 10? Or what if you're hungry at two?"

I was greeted with a puzzled frown. "Well," came the reply, "I'd be on my own, because everyone goes at nine. I'd have no-one to talk to."

But despite the national enthusiasm for punctuality, Swiss companies are now trying to formalise the timekeeping of their employees and there is currently a boom in time management software.

Bureaucratic insanity

I know a woman who works as a translator. It is a quiet office, everyone works individually and phone calls are rare.

This woman likes to swim for an hour at lunchtime and because - yes, you have guessed it - everyone takes lunch at the same time, her local pool is full at midday.

So she took the revolutionary step of going for lunch at 1330.

The school timetables are not just strict, they are Byzantine in their complexity

The pool was almost empty, it was bliss - until she got back to work and found an email from her boss saying that under the new system, lunch after two o'clock was not possible.

I have another friend who works part-time, in theory every morning from eight until noon. But sometimes it gets very busy and he works on until two.

Or he did until the newly-installed electronic timekeeper began deducting an hour's wage as soon as it got to one, because of course he could not possibly be at his desk, he had to be at lunch.

The most bizarre system of all is about to be imposed on my former colleagues at Swiss Broadcasting: a new daily timesheet, in which all work activity must be recorded at 15-minute intervals.

Imagine, if you will, racing to get a television report edited in time for the evening news and having to stop every quarter of an hour to explain what you are doing.

Management claim it will allow them to compare the cost effectiveness of programmes. Journalists say it is a bureaucratic insanity.

School timetables

And then there are the schools. Punctuality is prized in the classroom too. Children who are late can expect punishment.

But the school timetables are not just strict, they are Byzantine in their complexity. A regular nine-to-four day is unheard of. Instead children come and go throughout the day.

Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Euro 2008 venue
It will be interesting to see how the Swiss adapt to the different habits of all these visitors
Here, for example, is a snapshot of my two sons' timetable.

On Monday, one starts school at 0730, the other at 0820.

One comes home at 11, the other at 12, one goes back at two, the other is home for the afternoon.

It goes on like that all week but not in the same way, of course. Each day is cleverly different.

The only thing that is sacrosanct is the two-hour lunch break. Forget about school dinners. Switzerland still operates on the principle that Mum is at home, so children are always home for lunch.

I have a friend with three children who tried for years to get a job but never succeeded because - and she worked it out precisely - given the school timetable, she could never be out of the house for more than an hour and 43 minutes.

Transport system

But there is one glorious, positive side to this obsession with timekeeping: the trains. They really do run - nearly always - on time.

So the hundreds of thousands of football fans who are about to descend on Switzerland for Euro 2008 need not worry about missing the kick-off.

An intricate and integrated transport system is already in place, with extra trams and trains laid on in all the host cities.

What will be interesting, though, is to see how the Swiss adapt to the different habits of all these visitors.

The Italians are going to Zurich and may well want their cappuccino at 11, not nine.

The French are coming to Bern. What if they want a five-course lunch at two?

Perhaps it is just as well for punctilious Swiss restaurant managers that the Spanish team is playing in neighbouring Austria, since their fans tend to enjoy dinner at 10.

Still, I am sure it will all go smoothly, as long as there is no extra time.

Brother of Mr. Mou Yansheng Writes To Me

Presenting the brother of Mr. Mou Yansheng (Mr. Heartless), Mr. Mouxinsheng.



What makes you even think that I live in a western world, you noob!

p.s. This is a filler post. Sorry for the lack of updates during the weekend.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

If Malaysia Loses Tomorrow, You'll Know The Reason Why



'Nuff said.

Read Taiko again.

Forbes' Top 40 Richest Malaysians

C&P from here. Guess how many of them are the proxies and/or lobbyists of BN/UMNO?

Special Report
Malaysia's Richest
05.21.08, 11:00 PM ET





RankNameNet Worth ($MIL)Age
1 Robert Kuok10.00 84
2 Ananda Krishnan7.20 70
3 Lee Shin Cheng5.50 69
4 Teh Hong Piow3.50 78
5 Lee Kim Hua & family3.40 79
6 Quek Leng Chan2.40 67
7 Yeoh Tiong Lay & family2.10 78
8 Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary1.80 56
9 Vincent Tan1.30 56
10 Tiong Hiew King1.10 78
11 Azman Hashim0.70 68
12 William H. J. Cheng0.66 65
13 Lee Swee Eng0.50 52
14 Ong Beng Seng0.47 63
15 Lim Kok Thay0.35 56
16 Vinod Sekhar0.32 40
17 Lee Oi Hian0.30 57
18 Yaw Teck Seng0.30 70
19 Anthony Fernandes0.29 44
20 Mokhzani Mahathir0.29 47

The 40 Richest Malaysians
Suzanne Nam 05.21.08, 11:00 PM ET


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Complete List
Featured:
The Cheetah
By The Numbers:
Malaysia's Very Richest

The bar has been lowered. Malaysia's 40 Richest needed a net worth of only $100 million to make the list this year, down from $127 million in 2007, despite the fact that the Malaysian ringgit gained 6% against the U.S. dollar, the currency in which their fortunes are measured.

Caught up in the global equities slide, the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index was off 8% in the past year but has fallen 15% since mid-January. While 16 people still managed to add to their fortunes, another 18 saw their net worth slip.

Some tumbled considerably, with seven losing one-fourth or more of their fortune. That includes Lim Wee Chai, head of rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove, and Yaw Teck Seng, founder of forest group Samling, both worth one-third less than a year ago.

In Pictures: The Richest Malaysians

The total net worth of the top 40 is $46 billion, up $3 billion from last year. But that figure is skewed by strong gains by three tycoons who are up a combined $4.9 billion.

The year's biggest gainer was Robert Kuok, again the country's richest person; his fortune jumped $2.4 billion to $10 billion. That was on top of a $2 billion gain the previous year. Lee Shin Cheng, ranked third, adding $1.9 billion. Both businessmen got boosts from their valuable holdings in palm oil producers Wilmar International and IOI, respectively.

Vincent Tan's fortune has more than tripled in just a year, thanks mostly to gains in the share price of his Berjaya Land and flagship Berjaya Corp., pushing him into the billionaire ranks and bringing the country's total number of billionaires up to 10.

Lee Swee Eng is up in part because we added in the value of the shares held by his wife, Gan Siew Liat, who works with him at oil services company KNM. But even without her, his fortune would have increased, as KNM's stock price almost doubled in the past year.

Three newcomers made the cut. The richest is Lee Kim Hua, widow of renowned gaming tycoon Lim Goh Tong, who died in 2007. David Law Tien Seng makes his debut thanks to his stake in Australian iron ore company Midwest.

Grabbing the No. 40 spot is Nazir Razak, son of the nation's second prime minister, who heads financial services firm CIMB. Kasi K.L. Palaniappan and Mustapha Kamal Abu Bakar lost their spots on the list, as shares in real estate developer MK Land Holdings, which makes up most of their wealth, are trading at just a third of their price, compared with last year.

Although we don't usually put royalty on the list, U.K.-trained lawyer Seri Eleena Raja Azlan Shah, whose father is a sultan, returns, thanks to her chunk of infrastructure company Gamuda, on whose board she sits.

For people with publicly traded fortunes, net worths were calculated using share prices and exchange rates from May 9. For privately held fortunes, we used database company BRIS and other sources to estimate what companies and assets were worth if public.

In Pictures: The Richest Malaysians

Big Winners

Not every big investor in Malaysia has been dragged underwater by the 5% overall drop in the KLCI share index. Indeed, these stocks, owned by seven rich list members, have bucked the trend and posted impressive gains. All but one of these companies, Wilmar, trade in Malaysia.

StockTycoonIndustryGain
Berjaya Corp.Vincent Tanreal estate163%
KNM GroupLee Swee Engoil services93%
Wilmar InternationalRobert Kuokpalm oil61%
IOILee Shin Chengpalm oil35%
Kuala Lumpur KepongLee Oi Hian, Lee Hua Hiandiversified26%
KencanaMokhzani Mahathirpetroleum22%
Parkson HoldingsWilliam ChengChina retail21%

Twelve-month gain is from May 11, 2007 to May 9 of this year.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sixth Sense?

1. On the day Det quits (has he submitted the resignation letter btw?), The Sensintrovert predicted this newspaper headline:

"Khairy, Kamal and Kali To Get More Projects"

2. Just not too long ago, we heard this news:



3. The source of the news is here.

4. Penang's one scrapped, moved to Putrajaya instead?

5. Putrajaya is built by Petronas money.

6. I do not know what else to write so point no. 6 is just a filler.

7. Must I go on now?

8. OK, that's all.

9. Muahahaha.

[Still a blogger with a membership No. 13500295.]

See Bloggers Eli, Teresa, Budu (OK Lah, And That Toyol) Live In Action Now!

Visit http://www.selangor.gov.my now.

Aiyo! Only 3K visitors har?

Hope that doesn't cost them millions, as compared to the Parliament's.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Broadband and Dial-up Internet Penetration Is Only 14.3% and 15.5%, Respectively (And BN Is Blaming RPK For Their Turmoil)

Aiya, so short only har? Where got feel?

From the horse's mouth:

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If you're reading this, congratulations! You are part of the statistics given in the above article.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Possible MSM Front-page Headlines for Tomorrow

UPDATED May 20, 2008: Now, here's the real deal. How many did I get correct?









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Apart from the word 'quit', can we expect more like these?

"Hmmmphhh!!!"

"I Go My Own Way"

"No, I'm Not Mocking Celine Dion!"

"Me and my wife and Sanusi. Wanna join us 3some?"

"Ada Had. Ada Hari."

"Entah-entah dia paham ke tok"

"Karnival Jom Letak Jawatan Kurang Dapat Sambutan Ramai"

"他不了解我的心"

"有我没有他"

"不送了, 老马!"

And probably NaSTy Pee will look like these:

"Tantrumic Tun Terrifies Terribly"

"Wohoo! Good Riddance of Rice-pot Breaker!"

"Khairy, Kamal and Kali To Get More Projects"

"Quit, Quit
Lah! You're Not Our Political Master Anymore!"

"While Someone Quits, We Still Have:

Nargis Cyclone
Sichuan Earthquake
...and some say Penang tremors"

Your Vargina Is Very Tasty

Borat's favourite hangout place in Bandar Baru Sentul.

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Spotted in Facebook via John Lee Ming Keong.

This is a real Malaysian restaurant, as far as I know. (Yes, the Malay word for restaurant is "restoran".) The subtitle literally means "food (of) Islam that is delicious". Less literally, of course, the sign can be read as "Vargina Restaurant - Delicious Muslim Food".

Food Crisis? Inflation? Let's Buy Soyuz!

I know this is like flogging a dead horse, but nevertheless, here it goes again.

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I must really congratulate the utmost intelligence of our government in this decision. No other country in the world could manage to purchase an off-focus spacecraft but our gomen is planning to. Bravo!

And yes, I really do support the programme. The grains are so expensive nowadays and our caring gomen is actually researching how we could harvest rocks from the moon to become our food. How caring!

Mahathir: "I Jumped, You Jump?"

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Dah Lama Dah!




Into the sea, that is.

But will others jump into the sea? And not to another ship? ;-)

I know this kinda sounds cheesy, but after numerous surgeries, his heart goes on and on. So he's still gonna be relevant at least for sometime.

Sunday, May 18, 2008