Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Cleaner, Greener Penang

Winnie Yeoh reports for The Star

Penang is launching a green initiative, roping in the private sector, non-governmental organisations, the media, government agencies and other stakeholders to work towards making George Town an international city.

Nokia Handphone Recycling Van

The “Cleaner Greener Penang” initiative, to be launched on Saturday, is pioneered by the state government and Star Publications (M) Bhd and supported by the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) and Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP).

State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow, who heads the initiative, said the objectives of the one-year campaign were to improve the quality of life and create a greener public realm.

“We also want to raise awareness on the importance of looking after the environment,” he told reporters at Komtar here yesterday.

“We have to derive creative solutions to meet the needs and concerns of the community,” he said.

To monitor and evaluate the success of the initiative, Chow said four key result areas have been set – creating cleaner and greener neighbourhoods, achieving waste minimisation through 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), transforming mindsets towards responsible citizenship and empowering and building community structure for sustainable living.

He added that the public were encouraged to provide suggestions.

The Star’s regional operations manager (north) Chung Chok Yin said the company was more than pleased to participate in the campaign.

“We hope other media companies will also work together for a more sustainable environment,” he said.

The initiative will be launched at the Prangin Canal at 8.30am. The public can provide feedback at its website or call MPPP at 04-263 7637 or MPSP at 04-537

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Latest: Recycle your used mobile phones at The Star offices

Samy Vellu may delay stepping down again

MIC accuses UMNO of planning to topple Samy

As more calls arise for Samy Vellu to step down from MIC, he has now indicated that he may even delay stepping down (present schedule Sept 2011) as accusations fly over UMNO being the hand stirring up the hornet's nest in MIC.

Pakatan in the meantime is hoping for Samy to stay as long as possible as every day he stays in MIC is an additional vote for them!

UMNO is behind the attacks on Samy

Sacked for asking the boss to leave

What goes around, comes around for MIC

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Deal Or No Deal

The RM5 million bribe that didn't work in Sibu

Don't laugh as this could happen to you in the near future.
Imagine this - Your MP suddenly passed away.
As expected there is a call for a by-election to elect a new MP.
Suddenly everyone from parliament arrives in your hometown and promises you heaven and earth. Eventually the Prime Minister himself arrives at your door step and begin promising money to you - if you vote for his "friend".
As a small town village people you cannot imagine why suddenly everyone wants to give money to you.
You cannot understand all that attention but deep in your heart you know that the instant money "promised" will NOT give you an instant improvement in your life.
You reject the offer and suddenly find that everyone soon leaves and everything is normal again. Or is it?

"Not creative enough-la Najib, why not show us a song and dance routine?"

How the Election Commission tried to win for BN

The 2 hours where DAP almost lost it

Karpal: It is blatant bribery

PM Najib is trying to bribe us with OUR money!

Najib lost it when he tried to bribe the Chinese (they have more principles than him, of course)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sibu Election Results

Official results from The Star 10:07:44 pm : DAP wins

Malaysiakini 10:09 pm:

10.09pm: All top DAP leaders are waiting at Wisma Sanyan, where the postal ballots were counted.

Lim Guan Eng tells Malaysiakini that he is worried “something suspicious could be going on” and he hopes that the Election Commission officials can release the Form 15, a document which certifies the final result of the postal ballots.

Should it be true that BN has won the postal votes by a margin of 2,300, then DAP will be declared the winner of the Sibu by-election with a tissue-thin majority of 300 votes.

It is confirmed that Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin has returned to Kuala Lumpur.

There is no movement at the main tally centre in Dewan Suarah in Sibu. The official tally still indicates that 16 boxes, including the postal votes, are yet to be sent to be included in the final result.

9.50pm: DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang questions the hold-up in the Election Commission's announcement of the 2,571 postal ballots.

"The postal ballot counting started at 5.30pm and finished at 8.30pm."

He asks why there is more than an hour delay in the announcement of results.

"Up to some trick?" he wonders aloud.

JR: No doubt Najib doing his worst to prevent a DAP victory

Post Mortem: Malaysians disgusted by Najib's bribes and the Election Commission's underhand tactics to secure a BN win in face of a potential DAP trashing

"If this was India, Najib would be shown the prison for telling the voters that he will sign the cheque only on Monday once they have voted BN. The late Indira Gandhi was jailed for using the government helicopter for election (campaign) trips."
- Ramachandran Muniandy

Joceline Tan: Will Najib take the blame for BN's loss? (Apparently the tide turned to Pakatan AFTER his visit!)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Will Sibu Teach BN a lesson?

Or are East Malaysians easily bribed?

After decades of neglect by the BN government will Sibu show that East Malaysians can be easily bribed with (no less than) a few million ringgit or will they stand up and show the BN government that they the people are actually the boss.

Will they allow BN to continue with their years of nepotism, racism and hypocrisy or can they just forget about the past and enjoy the money while it last?

Sibu under BN

Will they show BN the door or will they show acceptance to people like Ibrahim Ali, Abdul Taib and Khir Toyo (all very healthy products of BN).

We the people in the peninsula hope they are indeed wise enough and not let BN continue to hold all of us in ransom while they enjoy the spoils of the nation.


Sarawak: A picture of poverty

Money flowing in from the coming election

Results: Get Live Tweets from Jeff Ooi as other websites will be clogged

Latest: Najib and Election Commission trying their best to win on Postal votes on impending DAP victory

Thursday, May 06, 2010

No shortage of UMNO buffoons in this country

Another UMNO MP using racist remarks to gain popularity

Racism reared its ugly head at the Penang legislative assembly sitting when opposition leader Datuk Azhar Ibrahim (BN-Penaga) threatened a repeat of the May 13 riots and accused Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of being anti-Malay and anti-Muslim.

Azhar IbrahimAzhar said if the Malays were unhappy with the state government's administration, May 13 could recur, adding if the state government had lost confidence in the police, the army should take over and invoke martial law.

He also mentioned "tiga line" which is a Malay triad organisation in a veiled threat against the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government, insinuating that the triad group would not hesitate to wage war against the state government.

His actions resulted in an emergency motion being moved to refer him to the Rights and Privileges Committee and the state government also lodged a police report against Azhar for his utterances.

At one point, Azhar even slammed the table repeatedly while debating with Lim on the chief minister's motion of thanks to Tuan Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas' speech.

When Lim asked why he was slamming the table, Azhar said: "you are lucky I am not hitting you".

JR: I guess when you run out of issues you can always act like a gangster in UMNO. Typical UMNO racist mentality! We are so GLAD Penang is not ruled by UMNO!!

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