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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rebecca Sta Maria, AP's, Flip Flopping: nov 27 2010

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...

Perak goes berak. Teluk Rubiah, a cosy cove not far from Setiawan has numerous delipidated 2 storey wooden bungalows and unkept golf course.

Millions had been spent on the project. What when wrong with the investment with no returns? What I guess is that it was meant to be an exclusive project for holiday niche for the rich. The flattened site for their holiday homes is now full of lalang.

Destined for its exclusiveness Tlk Rubiah was not promoted for public use and thus little income. The rich do not want to go all the way to such an out of the way place.

The guard told me that such an idyllic place has been leased to a Brazillian company for a steel mill.

The beach at Tlk Batik is much concretised and lembing paraphanelia pointing to the sky. It was landscaped as if we are in a museum setting! What a pity we do do not know how to do the right thing at the right place.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

najib's barefoot index: nov 24 2010

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...

Since corporatised, TNB main interest is money making and spend it on themselves. Service comes second. Many of its new offices are overly impressive/expansive/expensive eg. Bidor, Bangi...

TNB is not into promoting solar power as it deems conflict of interest. Solar power would lead to less dependence of consumers on the grid and hence reduced income for TNB.

Way back in 1989, my business friend and I showed the then DG, Ahmad Tajuddin a model solar panel (with built in inverter) ready to be connected to the house grid.

And before that I had visited their main research center at Bangi again talking to the director about solar power for the interior orang asli dwellings.

A couple of years after that they set up another research center especially on (solar/alternative?) energy across the road from the main one. It is as if they are really serious about solar energy!

In Europe and elsewhere grid-connected solar power has been in operation for years. They have less sun power whereas here we have it in superabundance but lack the will power!

Monday, November 22, 2010

lagi macam2 ada di Malaysia: nov 19 2010

al-Deen said...

Rakyat tidak percaya kapada pemerintah yang membazir buta tuli demi keagungannya.

Lamunan syaitan menutup kesengsaraan rakyat dan ummah - Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somali ...

Pembaziran lampauan laknati amanat Allah sebagai pentadbir. Rakyat menyumpah.

the stock market: nov 19 2010

By al-Din on November 19, 2010 7:58 PM

The axis of satan (to borrow Bush's) has nowhere to go. It has to win at all costs otherwise bite the dust. It is on rampage to inflate the world and make real fast money from unbacked printed money. THe currency war is an act of brinkmanship to see how far others can take the economic disheaval and survive.

"Poor" Malaysia is going to loose (X billions RM) from its USD reserves in Bank Negara. Alongside that some heads may roll including Zeti's and the Finance Minister's.

If I have half-a-chance to make fast money I will jump into the stock market, let the devil take the hindmost! Afterall, it is a way to be in the high income economy as the PM wants us to be. Alas, I don't have access to the tips or insiders' information.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

why rm65m to refurbish seri perdana: nov 20 2010

al-Deen amin said...

Astagfirllah'alazim. Pembaziran lampauan pemerintah.

Kalau tidak takutkan rakyat takutlah kapada Allah. Agungkan.

Allah memberi dan menarik. Murkanya membawa kehancuran. Allahuakbar.

Dimana hati perut melihat apa berlaku diPakistan, Palestine, Afghanistan, Somali...?

Friday, November 12, 2010

wateragreements: nov 10 2010

By al-Din on November 11, 2010 9:09 PM

On hindsight, at the height of the nation's will during Tun's supremacy we could have get on with the water processing plant in Johore in superb running condition to supply more than enough water for the southern region. Alas, we are now whimpish.

Strategically, it would of course overshadow the twin towers in terms of satisfaction to the rakyat, honing of local expertise, and lastly and not the least our bargaining power. I do not see the cards on our sleeves. The present and past leaderships are/were mired in trial and error priorities notwithstanding the flip-flopping.

We are a small country that talk big. Indah khabar dari rupa. Cakap tak serupa bikin. That is why we are being taught one shameful lesson after by smaller neighbours the likes of Brunei and Singapore. What do we expect from bigger countries? They just bully us.

If we really want to make money we can sell recycle water if they want it to make newater! The herring-bone pipeline arrangement could very well channel recycle water right from Perlis to inundate the whole of Singapore.

Talking about inundation, is the rising sea water level due to climate change shrinking the island! Aha, that is the reason they want sand!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

prk: bn menyerlah tapi pm masuk hospital: nov 5 2010

Sustainable Living Institute (SAVE) said...

PM berehat dihospital dengan perasaan aman dan gembira. Harap halatuju kerajaan beliau akan datang lebih mencerminkan kehendak rakyat jelata.

Tiap penyakit ada ubatnya melainkan yang diqada'kan Allah. Khazanah hutan rimba dan tumbuhan disekeliling maupun binatang boleh mengubati penyakit tertentu.

Alhamdulillah, saya baru mendapat ramuan tumbuhan hutan yang dipercayai boleh mengubati cancer dan sedang mengujinya.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

high income economy: oct 26 2010

By al-Din on October 28, 2010 10:39 AM

Pos Malaysia has already on a fast track to be in the high income economy. For many years ordinary postage was 30 sen then suddenly jumped to 80sen. This is a rip-off for their incompetency. I asked the counter girl at Batu Gajah if she is getting any raise. No. So the high income is not trickling to the lower staff. Are they going to replace the CEO? "Dunno", the girl replied.

Young bright graduates are known for their idealism and dreams. Many want to be a millionaire by 40 and retire to travel and relax. Many a sweet young thing (syt) want to marry the rich, be happy and raise children. Many of the not so young go for datuks. The elderly rural folks want their children to be well off hoping they get sponsorship to do hajj.

The point is that citizens want to be in the high income bracket. Individually, it is more doable if one has the knowledge and willing to work hard. It is the efforts of people, the building blocks of society that finally lead the nation to prosperity. It is not so much of a nation-imposed phenomenon.

It augurs well for everybody if the nation attains a meaningful and balanced high income economy. The foundation, policies and strategies to do so must be in placed. We have yet to fully enhance human capital to reap knowledge economy. Workers must be assured of minimum wages in accordance to the job specifications and categories. The elderly, above 60 (as in Australia) must be given welfare. These are just of examples of what high income economy should cater also.

We are blessed with abundance of natural resources, equitable climate and human diversity. The credo is sustainable living at own level of attainment and taking care of the environment. The abode of peace is here.