Archive for July, 2008

Human Capital Loss?


Is this a serious issue? It may seem like it is a small issue or just utterly a nonsense issue brought up by an amateur blogger.  This issue require special attention from all of Malaysians including government, private sector and every part of us since we actually encourage the huge amount of foreign workers in Malaysia while neglecting our own Malaysians.

I’m not saying about those workers in mamak stall, cleaner, maid, and what so ever in that kind of thing but in professional job. Let me tell you about what is the real picture of the situation. For example, in MAS, our national carrier, a local stewardess is paid around RM3k/month. With reducing cost as the reason, the company laid off the local stewardess and replaced her with a Japanese stewardess with RM10k/month. Since the salary follows Japanese salary structure, the company must pay a huge bonus to the Japanese stewardess regardless of profit or loss every year. This is done to enhance MAS image but at the same time, killing off local human capital when the country is gearing up towards promoting human capital development. The frustrated local stewardess migrate to other countries who will appreciate her skill and the country has just lost another human capital. This scenario loop lots of times…

My personal experience regarding this, earlier this month I went to UTM for project site visit  under my Ministry. There are several research projects which are funded by Ministry to be monitored their progress. Initially, it was running pretty smoothly until there was a researcher brought a master student together to present the project. What irritate me was the student is a foreign student. During presentation, the student presented the project more than the researcher itself, when the researcher was asked about the project, the researcher referred to the student and sometimes they argued about which milestone has been completed.

Oh my gosh! Didn’t the researcher realize how the expertise gained from the project has fallen to the foreigner’s brain? When the project is completed, the student will go back to their origin and share what the student has learned in Malaysia? At the same time, opportunity for local student to learn was denied to due to cheaper cost, easier rules to employ foreign student..Another human capital loss.

During a conversation with a professor, she mentioned that the country’s policy itself encouraging outsider to come while denying local people opportunity. For example, in scholarship, it is very hard for a local student to get a scholarship although he scored >3.5 CGPA above while for a foreign student, >3.0 CGPA is more than enuff for them to secure a local scholarship from local university, this goes the same for university entrance, getting a place in university is hard for local student but for foreign student, we even help them to get a place, is this how to develop world class human capital??

There is clearly a lot of works need to be done to protect local people..

It’s like a Malay proverb, “Kera di hutan disusukan, anak di rumah mati kelaparan”.

It’s time to start taking our human capital issue seriously rather than saying “modal insan,modal insan” everday and nothing good come out of it..

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Supper di Kg Baru


Selepas penat seharian pada hari Sabtu, tibelah masa untuk chill out di Kg Baru di favorite stall, mesti pergi punya kalau pegi Kg Baru, Soraya Seafood Nasi Bubur Berlauk…

But my favorite bukan nasi bubur, tapi nasi dan pulut selepas pukul 1 pagi…

Kenapa i love this stall? Coz this is Kelantanese stall, and i can meet lots of kelantanese here.. Love being a kelantanese…

Macam biase,kalau ke stall ni, mesti amik pulut pagi..cicah dengan kelapa…sedapppppp…

Dan tak ketinggalan, favorite menu of all time, nasi putih lauk gulai ayam dengan sambal belacan suku pinggan dan timun … Kesedapan menu ni tak boleh digambarkan dengan kata-kata..hanya jauhari mengenal manikam… Sedap dia mcm nak menangis…sedap sangat-sangat..makan dengan asyik…menu favorite di Kelate.. Ya Allah, sedapnyaaa!!!!

Kalau perut tak full, dah makan nasik kerabu pulak..tp tak boleh banyak sgt, tengah malam makan banyak nnt tak digest pulak…

Patut stall ni masuk jalan-jalan cari makan…

Pakai tudung or freehair?


Recently, ade one of my friend told me dia nak pakai tudung..Erm, I thought, ok why not, it’s about moving towards something good what…

Tapi, I reminded her la if you choose to wear, wear it because of yourself, because you YOURSELF want to, bukan sebab ada sapa-sapa suruh ker, bf suruh ker, do it from your heart, IKHLAS…

because if you do it not because you yourself want to, it won’t do any good anyway… Maybe la orang yang suruh you pakai tu rasa bangga la dapat ubah you pakai tudung..But you didn’t do it from your heart…

Ade my friend dulu ni, she was freehair… After couple with someone, her bf asked her to wear veil, she wore it, bangga la kot mamat tu… Then after a while, they clashed, of course that girl was sad with what happened, she felt so stupid for wearing veil bcoz of a guy, not from herself… After that, she was back to freehair again…

So I think, you all can see what I meant by doing it because of yourself..I don’t see any problem kalau nak freehair ke nak pakai tudung ker..it’s up to the person itself…. But, if you choose to wear, do it because you want to, not because someone asked you, you’re lying to yourself..

To my friend, I just heard you have already started wearing veil, congratulations, not because of you’re already wearing it, but because you did it because of yourself.. 🙂

Hetty Koes Endang – Kasih


lagu lama ini bisa membuat jiwaku meruntun sepi…layan bangat sih!

Malam ini kasih teringat aku pada mu
Seakan kau hadir di sisi menemani ku
Ku yakin kan diri agar tiada sepi
Ku lewat kau hadir di dalam mimipi ku

Seandainya mungkin ku mampu terbang ke awan
Detik ini juga ku akan melayang ke sana
Kan ku bawa pulang
Dirimu yang selalu ku sayang
Bersama berdua kita bahagia

Kasih dengarlah hatiku berkata
Aku cinta kepada dirimu sayang
Kasih percayalah kepada diriku
Hidup matiku hanya untuk mu

Difference between wife and girlfriend


Wife is like TV, girlfriend is like Handphone (HP)

At home watch TV, go out bring HP.

No money, sell  TV. Got money change HP.

Sometimes enjoy TV, but most of the time play with HP.

TV free for life but HP, if you don’t pay the services will be terminated

TV is big, bulky and most of the time old, but HPis cute, slim,

curvy and very portable at any time.

Operational cost for TVis often acceptable but for HP is high and often demanding,

Most Important, TVgot remote.. HPdon’t have….

Last but not least……….

TV do not have virus, but h/p yes……….have VIRUS………….. once get it, gone LA..…. hahahahaha……

so better choose TV instead of h/p ……hahahahahaha!

Outstation to JB


I went to Johor Bharu last week on official duty purpose. I had to come down all over to southern Malaysia for site visit purpose..

I did come to JB last time but I didn’t really have time to enjoy JB.. My accomodation was at Pulai Springs Resort, it’s a golf course resort..Quite nice place with good price as well.. The journey from KL to JB only took around 2 hours and 30 mins, so we reached JB quite early around 6pm..

On the nite, we went out to eat steamboat at medan steamboat JB, it is near Hyatt Hotel and menara jam besar…It was good..the fav stall is stall no.8 with kelantanese selling the steamboat..Lol..ore kelate lagik… But we didn’t stop until steamboat only, we ate lots of things and after that, we went to Danga Bay to enjoy some scenery and music..

The next day, my official duty begins with site visit to UTM..It took a whole day for the site visit, to get to know the project progress, there are 11 projects need to be monitored.. Overall it was fun and a good trip. I feel like coming again in the future for holiday purpose…