Archive for May, 2010

Idris: RM103b can be saved, Government debt growing by 12% yearly


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will save RM103bil over the next five years if it slashes its subsidy bill now.

On the other hand, the country would become bankrupt by 2019 if the Government debt continued to grow by 12% per year, warned Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

“If we do not do anything, by 2019, our debt will equal our GDP. We do not want to end up as another Greece,” he said at the Subsidy Rationalisation Open Day.

To the point:i Idris explaining the hard facts concerning subsidy cuts during the Subsidy Rationalistion Lab open day in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Idris labelled the move to cut subsidies as “the most unpopular decision the Government has made since Independence”.

“You may be angry today. You and I do not like this. Nobody will be dancing on the streets to celebrate this, but we must do it for our future generation.

“If we vote not to do this (cut subsidies), our children in later years will condemn us for not taking the right decision,” he said.

Idris, who is also Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) chief executive officer, said he was encouraged that 61% out of 191,592 respondents who took part in an SMS poll supported the subsidy reduction.

To another poll question, 66% said the reduction should be done over between three and five years, he said.

Recommendations from Pemandu’s subsidy rationalisation lab, where key players from the public sector, private sector and non-governmental organisations brainstormed over six weeks, were displayed at the open day.

Later, Idris told reporters that Pemandu would process the public feedback on the proposals before presenting its report to the Cabinet.

In my opinion, Govt should cut the subsidies gradually and help to mitigate the effect on the lower income group. The middle class group will not have much impact since they can afford to drink rm10 coffee at Starbucks but not willing to pay rm2-3 more for daily necessities.They can waste their money at club,entertainment,spa but not willing to pay more for daily necessities.What a kiasu we have been.

Another crucial element of reducing the impact is by reducing subsidy, the Govt will have more savings. The savings should be made to increase the salary of workers in the country especially in Govt sector. This will help Malaysia to achieve higher income per capita and making the country as a high income nation.

For example in UAE..The salary is high, car is cheap, fuel is cheap but the living cost is very high as well as property/rent..Same goes to Singapore..My point here is, there is a price that we oughta pay for high income status.

I just hope the impact will be as minimum as possible but I know that is called daydreaming..Our society knows how to grab opportunity and seize it to their advantage..Well,do what you think is the best.

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Maintain interpersonal ties, Najib tells PTD officers


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said sustaining good interpersonal relationships among officers in the Administrative and Diplomatic Corps (PTD) was essen­tial for the success of the nation.

“The relationships need not only be formal but also in terms of understanding each other and believing in one another,” he said at the PTD Alumni’s 21st anniversary dinner here last night.

Also present were the prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Yang Dipertua Negeri Melaka, Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakub and PTD Alumni president, Tan Sri Sallehuddin Mohamed.

Najib also praised the alumni members for their contributions to nation-building, more so at times of great challenges. What they did could be felt to this very day, he said, adding that at one time Malaysia was not well known internationally but today the country was an important player on the world stage thanks to their efforts.

As such, he said he hoped their successors would follow in their footsteps and bring the nation to even greater heights.

At the function, Najib also launched a coffee table book titled “21 Years of Enriching Life,” which is a tribute to past members of the corps. — Bernama

source:thestar.com.my

Graduation


I’m in graduation mood currently coz on 8th June 2010, I’ll be receiving my Diploma in Public Administration from INTAN at INTAN Bukit Kiara.

The hardwork for 7 months has finally paid off. With the Diploma, my service in Government will be confirmed.

Perhaps I’d love to receive the diploma at PICC as normally the graduation ceremony was held there previously but I guess there’s a good reason for it. Everything happens for a reason aite?

I’m not sure whether I still can wear the No.1 dress which is the official dress for us in this service. I think my figure is still ideal to wear the body fit dress. But I’m not sure, yet to try..Hopefully I’ll be able..Hahhaa…

I love my job and I love DPA..

I Know Who’s Gonna Win the World Cup!


Merealisasikan Impian


Maka akhirnya bermulalah perjalanan merealisasikan impian ku selama ini..Aku sedar memang bukan mudah untuk menjadikan impian itu satu kenyataan.Apatah lagi menjadikan kenyataan itu suatu yang boleh dibanggakan.

Tapi, suatu kenyataan yang hebat bermula dengan langkah pertama. Sekiranya kita tekad dan tidak berputus asa, tuhan akan membantu kita..Percayalah.

Aku memang meminati seni videografi…Setiap kali menonton TV,DVD etc aku sentiasa memerhatikan bagaimana shot-shot diambil…Panning shot,close up shot,flying cam shot..semua  itu sentiasa bermain-main di fikiran..

Di Malaysia berlambak ada photographer, yang baru, yang berjinak-jinak, yang serius, di mana-mana sahaja, budak engineering pun suka fotografi..Tapi berapa ramai yang suka buat videografi? Mungkin ini salah satu sebab kenapa aku cuba untuk buat videografi..

Masih ingat lagi video kamera pertama dibeli pada tahun 2004 iaitu model JVC..Masa tu Abah yang belikan untuk aku berjinak-jinak dengan dunia video…Terima kasih abah…Mungkin kamera video itu bukanlah yang high end tapi cukup untuk aku mempelajari bagaimana teknik video shooting..

Pada tahun 2006, aku buat praktikal di sebuah company yang terlibat dalam pembikinan video. Manager di situ banyak mengajar aku bagaimana mengambil video secara profesional dan teknik-teknik editing. Aku masih ingat kata-katanya, “Seorang video editor boleh mengubah sampah menjadi emas”..Sudah tentu footage yang diambil haruslah yang berkualiti… Aku selalu mengikutnya shooting di mana-mana hatta di waktu malam..Mungkin ketika itu semangatku membuak-buak untuk belajar..

Kata-katanya yang selalu aku ingati, “A videographer must find his own style to be regarded as a great videographer”..

Akhirnya pada tahun ini aku membulatkan tekad untuk menceburi bidang ini dengan lebih serius… Selama ini aku membuat bermacam-macam jenis part time business…Semua itu kerana minat, mungkin kerana darah Kelantan yang mengalir. Orang Kelantan amat terkenal dengan kemahiran berniaga. Tapi aku sentiasa tercari-cari satu bentuk benda berasaskan minat…

Akhirnya aku membeli sebuah video camera yang dikategorikan sebagai high end video camera.Modelnya adalah Panasonic HS-300 yang merupakan camcorder of the year 2009.. Kelebihan kamera ini adalah mempunyai FULL HD video quality 1920 x 1080..manual lens ring yang membolehkan aku membuat pelbagai shot secara manual (focus,exposure,WB,Shutter,iris etc)..

Hobi ini merupakan hobi yang mahal..Kos kamera sahaja sudah Rm5 ribu, belum masuk professional tripod, wide lens, stabilizer, dolly track etc…Dan sudah tentu untuk edit video ini memerlukan PC yang spec nya tinggi kerana video ini dalam bentuk High Definition..aku memerlukan PC yang mempunyai processor sekurang-kurangnya Intel i5 dan ram 6GB ke atas…

semuanya bermula dari langkah pertama..aku sudah memulakan langkah pertama itu dan berharap untuk terus menapak…