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Friday, July 31, 2009

Must see Movie: Setem

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About the Movie
'SETEM' is based on the original idea by Kabir Bhatia, who is also the scriptwriter and the director of the film. The first draft was submitted on September 2006. The movie was shot from the 20th of January 2008 to the 29th of February 2008, and post production process went on from March 2008 until march 2009. The length of the movie is 110 minute and was shot by Panasonic Vericam first and finished on 35mm fro cinema release. It is rated PG-13, and has 23 leading actor, along with 500 extras. The shooting locations include area in Klang Valley, Klang and Malacca. This is 23rd movie produced by Tayangan Unggul Sdn. Bhd. and will be release in 51 cinema nationwide on 30th of July 2009.

Click here for more detail on SETEM and other extras

After watch the movie at Bukit Raja, I recommended to you all to watch this movie. This is another great work piece of art. Congratulation to the director Kabir Bhatia because his brilliant idea in making the movie. I like the flow of the movie. But the story is a little bit slow at first and then you will found it full of laugh until the end of the movie. You'll will find it like there is the ending of the movie but the story keep on moving until the ending credit.

Overall I give thumbs up and 4/5 stars for this movie. Totally worth it. Support local movie industry.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Update: Why so racist?

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Hadi should be forgiven for ‘cawat’ remarks: Adit
By Churchill Edward

KUCHING: A member of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) State Leaders’ Council said yesterday that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang should be forgiven for uttering the degrading ‘cawat’ remarks which had offended the Dayaks.


Gabriel Adit, the assemblyman for Ngemah, said if indeed Hadi had uttered such remarks, he should be informed of the truth and facts about Sarawak.

Adit added: “If he had said it (cawat), then he should be forgiven for his ignorance because he (Hadi) did not know what he was talking about. Forgive him. Teach him.”

“… to err is human, but to forgive is divine,” he added.

Adit said he would not debate on whether Hadi was misquoted by the press or whether the remarks were a reference to a state of mind of the people in Lubok Antu.

He said damage had been done and the people in Sarawak were very angry.

However, he pointed out, it was not what the Dayaks wear that would make him or her, a Dayak.

“If people in Peninsular Malaysia are ignorant about us (Sarawakians) we should teach (or inform) them about the truth,” he said when contacted yesterday.

A member of the State PKR political bureau, Baru Bian, said his party condemned such statements if indeed Hadi had uttered them.

“There has been so much reaction from various quarters in Sarawak on the purported statement made by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in the run up to the recently concluded Manek Urai by-election where he was quoted to have said the opposition lost in the Batang Ai by-election because the voters there did not know how to vote as they were still wearing ‘cawat’ (loincloth),” said Baru in a press statement yesterday.

Dayak leaders in PKR condemned such statements if indeed Hadi had said it,” he said, adding even national PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had made a similar stand on Saturday.

He said Anwar through a Malaysiakini report on July 25 said PKR did not subscribe to such a view and it was not in line with Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) vision of an egalitarian Malaysia.

At the meeting of PKR State Supreme Council here on Sunday, Baru said he raised the issue and requested Anwar to convey and communicate with Hadi on the feelings of the Dayak leaders in PR.

“If such statements (including ‘cawat’) were made, it is just right and proper that the PAS president apologise as this is perceived as demeaning, degrading and insensitive to our peoples’ feeling,” he stressed.

On July 11, Hadi was quoted by news portal Malaysiakini as saying: “In all previous by-elections, the results favoured us. Only in Batang Ai did we lose because they did not know how to vote, still wearing cawat (loincloth). I am not trying to insult but those places dressed nicely voted for PAS”.

The Batang Ai by-election was held on April 7 following the demise of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president Datuk Dublin Unting on Feb 24 after a heart attack.

It was held simultaneously with the Bukit Selambau and Bukit Gantang by-elections.

A political greenhorn from PRS, Malcolm Mussen defended the seat for BN after he won with a convincing majority of 1,854 votes over Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) Jawah Gerang, the former five-term Lubok Antu MP.

It was also the only by-election won by BN after six by-elections following March 2008 general elections.

Following the ‘cawat’ remarks by Hadi, the State Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders wasted no time to react by providing fiery statements to the press.

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Hadi’s ‘cawat’ remarks degrade Dayaks: Mawan
By Samuel Aubrey

KUCHING: The ‘cawat’ (loincloth) issue continued to become a hot topic with Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president Dato Sri William Mawan becoming the latest Dayak leader to lash out at PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang for making the remark.

He said the comments made by Hadi were very degrading to the Dayaks and a reflection of the opposition’s ignorance of the real situation in Sarawak.

Speaking at the launching of SPDP Muara Tuang Division Saturday night, he was very fiery and animated in his speech especially during the part when he slammed Hadi.

Using hand gestures, the Social Development and Urbanisation Minister said the ‘loincloth were at least put at the right place’ and not at other parts of the body.

But in the present modern times, he went on to say that loincloth is no longer practised and he blamed the PAS president for not understanding the standard of living of the people in Sarawak.

“Our cultural dancers only put on loincloth when performing traditional dances … (That is why) I wonder if he (Hadi) had ever visited Sarawak to understand the lives and living standard of the people.

“(To Hadi), don’t sidestep the main issue (on the factors leading to the loss in Batang Ai by-election) and talk about something else to distract the people, like talking about the loincloth,” he added.

Hadi, in a Malaysiakini report on July 11, was quoted as saying: “In all previous by-elections, the results favoured us. Only in Batang Ai did we lose because they did not know how to vote, still wearing ‘cawat’ (loincloth). I am not trying to insult, but those places dressed nicely, vote for PAS.” The Batang Ai by-election was held on April 7 following the demise of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president Datuk Dublin Unting on Feb 24 after a heart attack. It was held simultaneously with the Bukit Selambau and Bukit Gantang by-elections.

A political greenhorn from PRS, Malcolm Mussen, defended the seat for the Barisan Nasional (BN) after he won with by a convincing majority of 1,854 votes over Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) Jawah Gerang, the former five-term Lubok Antu MP.

It was the only by-election won by the BN after six by-elections following March 2008 general elections.

On a related matter, Mawan also likened the opposition parties to Western folklore legend Pied Piper as they were only good in enticing the people, but yet to prove they could do better than BN.

“On the opposition parties drumming for support in Sarawak, I have great conviction that they will not get anywhere.

“They are just like Pied Piper - playing the flute, entice and lure people to listen to that beautiful music yet leading them down the ravine and to the sea,” he said.

In his advice to the SPDP Muara Tuang Division, he hoped the members could work together with other BN components and form a strong BN front for the coming state election.

Although Samarahan parlimentary and Muara Tuang state constituencies are not represented by SPDP, he said the party could still play a vital role by consolidating the position of the BN in the area and ensuring the victory of BN candidates.

Muara Tuang is currently represented by Dato Sri Mohammad Ali Mahmud of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).

The adjacent Asajaya seat is held by Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, while the Samarahan parliamentary seat is represented by Dato Sri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib, both from PBB. Sulaiman is federal deputy tourism minister.

“If you look at the area, SPDP does not have any YB (elected representatives) here. But it is down to us to demonstrate our role as a fellow component in the BN by managing to rally our support in an area that does not have our YB.

“This is the spirit I call for in SPDP Muara Tuang Division - to demonstrate and put ourselves as example to others. Together we can form a strong Barisan team, a united front that will ensure victory in the next election,” he said.

He was happy to see that SPDP had members of all racial backgrounds in Sarawak.

“SPDP is one of the component parties in Malaysia that is truly multi racial. Our committees are multi racial. Our outlook, stand and principle are all multi-racial,” he added.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Hadi’s remarks reflect PAS, PR leadership: PRS women chief

KUCHING: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) can forget about making any headway in Sarawak, particularly in the Dayak majority areas, if its leaders continue to talk like PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Expressing anger over Hadi’s remarks about Batang Ai voters recently, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) women chief Doris Sophia Brodie said yesterday the remarks reflected the type of leaders PAS and PR have.

“Obviously, PAS and Pakatan are not ethnic-sensitive, thus they can forget about making their existence felt in Sarawak especially in Dayak dominant areas. On top of that, it is such remarks that stir racial tension,” she said.

“I think what Hadi said should hit the nail squarely for Dayak opposition leaders. Clearly, Pakatan and PAS do not have them or the Dayak at heart, to them the Dayaks are just to make the numbers and their laughing stock.”

In this respect, she said the PRS women of Batang Ai, Simanggang and Bukit Begunan divisions would come out in full force to support PRS Batang Ai youth in its plan to burn PAS flags in Engkilili town today to protest Hadi’s remarks.

Hadi, in a Malaysiakini report on July 11, was quoted as saying: “Semua pilihanraya kecil sebelum ini keputusannya memihak kepada kita. Cuma di Batang Ai sahaja kita kalah sebab mereka ini tidak reti undi, pakai cawat lagi. Saya bukan nak hina tetapi tempat yang pakai molek, undi PAS. (In all previous by-elections, the results favoured us. Only in Batang Ai did we lose because they did not know how to vote, still wearing loincloth. I am not trying to insult but those places where people dress nicely, vote for PAS).”

Hadi made the remarks in the run-up to the Manek Urai by-election, which PAS eventually won.

The Batang Ai by-election was held on April 7 following the demise of PRS vice-president Datuk Dublin Unting on Feb 24 after a heart attack.

The Barisan Nasional (BN) had picked Malcolm Mussen Lamoh to defend the seat.

He won by a convincing majority of 1,854 votes over Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) Jawah Gerang, the former five-term Lubok Antu MP.

Held simultaneously with the Batang Ai by-election were by-elections in Bukit Gantang, Perak, and Bukit Selambau, Kedah.

In both seats, BN lost by a majority of more than 2,000 votes.

Leaders from all Sarawak BN parties, including Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan and PRS president Dato Sri Dr James Masing have condemned the remarks.

They have demanded a public apology from Hadi as they felt that the remarks were an insult to the dignity of the Dayaks.

So far, there have been no opposition Dayak leaders who have voiced their dissatisfaction over Hadi’s remarks.

PKR Sarawak advisor Dato Sri Hafsah Harun, in fact, had defended Hadi, saying that he could have been misquoted by Malaysiakini and if indeed he had said the voters still wore ‘cawat’, he meant their old thinking in supporting the BN.

Doris yesterday also dared Hadi to come to visit Sarawak and especially Batang Ai to see the development and the lifestyle of the people for himself.

“When he comes he better be dressed ‘molek’, in case he might feel embarrassed if our people ‘outdress’ him,” she said.

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Saturday, July 25th, 2009
PRS Batang Ai Youth plans protest against Hadi with PAS flag-burning
By Saibi Gi and Raynore Mering

KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Batang Ai Youth is planning to torch Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) flags in a show of protest in Engkilili town tomorrow.

Its deputy chief Edwin Raoh said they were very angry with the disparaging remarks made by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang about Batang Ai voters recently.

“His statement insults the dignity of the Iban people. We are very upset and we are very offended. We are planning to burn PAS flags,” he said yesterday.

He hoped that with the burning of the flags, the people of Lubok Antu and Engkilili would realise how opposition leaders really saw them.

Hadi said in a report in Malaysiakini on July 11 that the opposition lost in the Batang Ai by-election because the voters did not know how to vote and they were still wearing ‘cawat’ (loincloth).

Also reacting to the remark was PRS information chief Richard Wil Uban who wanted to know the stand of Dayak leaders in Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), specifically Ngemah assemblyman Gabriel Adit Demong and former Lubok Antu MP Jawah Gerang.

He said that Hadi must surely know that Adit and Jawah are Ibans and yet he still made such derogatory comments about members of the community.

“I feel demoralised and looked down upon. We have been in Malaysia for 45 years and they are still talking about us as if we are cavemen.

“But what are Adit and Jawah going to do now that their friend in Pakatan Rakyat (Hadi) has insulted their dignity and the dignity of the Ibans as a whole? What do they have to say?” he asked.

Adit and Jawah could not be reached for comments yesterday. PAS, PKR, Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Sarawak National Party are members of Pakatan in Sarawak.

Wil added that voters had the right to vote for whoever they chose and no one should think that those who supported the government or Barisan Nasional (BN) did so blindly.

“Voting is every eligible Malaysian’s right. I can vote for the opposition if I want to. But I vote for the government not because I am a fool.

“It is those people who vote for the opposition even when they have been receiving assistance from the government of the day who are fools,” he said.

He pointed out that he spent five days in Engkari to help campaign for the BN during the Batang Ai by-election and every longhouse along the Engkari river had tiled corridors, flush toilets and other amenities.

“Where are the people wearing ‘cawat’ there? If Hadi doesn’t believe me, ask our Deputy Prime Minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) who visited the place during the by-election.

“But I wish to say this to all Dayaks of Sarawak, if we are marginalised it is because of people’s ignorance of our existence,” said Wil.

PRS secretary general Datuk Wilfred Nissom, meanwhile, said as far as he could see, no one cast their votes in their loincloths during the by-election.

At the same time, he said there were not many spoilt votes so it must mean that the people there knew how to vote.

“Actually, I think that the people in Batang Ai are very smart because they know what a constituency under PAS or Pakatan is like. They have seen the level of development in Permatang Pauh, so they decided to vote for the best, and that’s BN,” said Nissom.

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Celebrity: Yasmin Ahmad (Biography)

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Yasmin Will Be Remembered For Her Quality Works

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Bernama) -- Yasmin Ahmad left a legacy of her works in the film and advertisement arenas, thriving on the themes of love, family ties and comedy against the backdrop of multiracial Malaysia.

Born in Bukit Treh, Muar, Johor on July 1 1958, Yasmin, who graduated in psychology from Newcastle University, United Kingdom, had won local and international creativity awards.

Married to Abdullah Tan Yew Leong, she began her career as a copywriter with Ogilvy & Mather before joining Leo Burnnett as joint creative director in 1993 and rose to become its creative executive director until her death.

Her creativity could be seen in many Petronas' commercials and evoked emotion of the viewers especially during the Aidilfitri celebration which would certainly be missed by viewers this year.

In the filming industry, Yasmin, however, drew much controversy in view of her openness and boldness in analysing social issues.

She was at the mercy of critics since her first movie, "Rabun" was screened in 2003 followed by "Sepet" (2004), "Gubra" (2006), "Mukhsin" (2006), "Muallaf" (2008) and Talentime (2009).

Despite the drawbacks, she also earned rave reviews for "Sepet" which was accorded the Best Film Award and the Best Original Screenplay Award at the Malaysian Film Festival 2005.

"Sepet" also bagged several international awards, namely the Asian Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2005, the Grand Prix Award at the Creteil International Women's Film Festival in the same year.

"Gubra" won the Best Screenplay award at the Malaysian Film Festival 2006.

"Muhsin" won the Generation kplus - Best Feature Film and the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"Mukhsin" also won the Best Asean Film at the Cinemanila International Film Festival 2007.

"Muallaf" won the Asian Film Award - Special Mention at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2008.

While leaving indelible mark at home, Yasmin's movies gained international recognition as they were shown in Berlin, San Francisco, Singapore and at the Cannes Film Festival.

-- BERNAMA

Celebrity: Yasmin Ahmad

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Film Director Yasmin Ahmad Dies

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- Renowned film and advertising director Yasmin Ahmad died here at about 11.25 pm Saturday night.

Her death was confirmed by Media Prime Group Chief Operations Officer Datuk Seri Ahmad Farid Ridzuan, who was at the Damansara Specialists Hospital, when contacted by Bernama.

Yasmin, 51, collapsed while presenting a working paper at Sri Pentas, the headquarters of the private television station TV3 on Thursday and was rushed to the Damansara Specialists Hospital.

She was reported to have suffered a stroke and brain haemorrhage.

-- BERNAMA

Friday, July 24, 2009

Update: UiTM Shah Alam temporarily closed

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UiTM Shah Alam had to temporarily close to student due to the cases of H1N1 virus that already hit UiTM Malacca, UiTM Penang, UiTM Perak and UiTM Terengganu.

Besides that, the UiTM main campus in Shah Alam also wants to synchronize the midterm study week earlier starting 27 July 2009 until 02 August 2009 to prevent the spread of H1N1 virus among the UiTM student.

Below is link to the vice chancellor announcement:
http://istudent.uitm.edu.my/stp/Documents/vice_chancellor_announcement-julai_2009.pdf

Why so Racist?

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Today in Borneo Post Online, I was shock with some of the statement that being given by the Pas president to the Dayak community in Sarawak.

"Semua pilihanraya kecil sebelum ini keputusannya memihak kepada kita. Cuma di Batang Ai sahaja kita kalah sebab mereka ini tidak reti undi, pakai cawat lagi. Saya bukan nak hina tetapi tempat yang pakai molek,undi PAS," katanya." -MalaysiaKini-

The statement above has make Dato Sri Dr James Masing who is the president of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) upset and angry. Maybe to the PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awan, that statement sounds like it an ordinary statement but to Sarawakian it is very sensitive. Please, be respect with each other.

After all, it is very upset to hear it and not keep the sensitivity issue of other races in Malaysia.

You can read it yourself from the link below (if it still available):
Borneo Post
MalaysiaKini

UiTM Shah Alam temporarily closed

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This is the sms that I've got from my friend:



"Dgn ini di umumkan bahawa kampus uitm shah alam di tutup dr 27.07.09 - 02.08.09 atas sebab2 yg tertantu.. Harap maklum -pihak pengurusan masscomm."

The UiTM main campus in Shah Alam is now closed to student starting 27.07.09 until 02.08.09. The reason why the university closed is still unknown but the rumors that I heard from my colleague is that some of the student was suspected infected by the H1N1 virus.

So I hope that all of us free from the virus and get to go to the university as soon as possible and continue our study.

Health: Chinese Herbs and H1N1

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Chinese Herbs Prove Effective In The Cure Of Inlfuenza A (H1N1)

By Vincent Low

BEIJING, July 23 (Bernama)-- Chinese herbs have proved effective in the cure of Influenza A(H1N1) in Ditan Hospital, Beijing where 88 out of 117 patients treated for the disease only on the herbs fully recovered and were discharged.

"From our clinical tests and observation, the traditional method of treatment left no after effects and it is safe, more over the recovery period was shorter and the cost relatively lower as compared to Tamiflu treatment," said Wang Yuguang, spokesman of Ditan Hospital at a special briefing for the media at Ditan Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

He said the advantage of using herbs on these patients was that the doctors could prescribe different combination of herbs according to the individual's health condition.

"Treatment cost per patient using Tamiflu is about RMB56 a day whereas using traditional herbs it cost only around RMB12."

Ditan Hospital first started using traditional medicine in combination with Tamiflu on H1N1 patient from May 15 to June 15, and when the method proved effective, started treating many patients solely on Chinese herbs.

"We have even tested using the method on high risk patients since July 1, and the results proved favourable." said Wang.

However, Wang did not reveal the herbs used to cure the patients.

Ditan Hospital is one of the two hospitals specially designated for H1N1 patients in Beijing since the pandemic started from May in China.

Built in 1946, Ditan Hospital is the highest grade hospital for infectious diseases and comes under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, Beijing Municipal Health Bureau and the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

The hospital had excelled in 2003 and 2004 in the fight against SARS.

Meanwhile, Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital has introduced an Influenza A(H1N1) prevention herbal medicine pack.

The Deputy Director of the hospital, Jin Wei, told a press conference earlier that the herbal pack contained seven little packs of four types of herbs in combination, which were said to be effective in the prevention of H1N1.

"Just dip a small pack of herbs in a teapot of hot water and drink it like tea, or used it as mouthwash, and it helps to prevent people for being infected," said Jin.

She said the pack could even cure mild cases of H1N1. However if patients do not recover after taking the herbs for seven days, they are advised to go to the hospital for further treatment.

The combination of the herbs is as follows: Lonicera Japonica Thund-3 grammes, Isatis Indigodica- 3 gms, Mentha Haplocalyx Brip.-3 gms and Glycyrrhiza Glabra-3 gms. These herbs are available in Chinese herbal medicine shops.

-- BERNAMA

Celebrity: Yasmin Ahmad

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Yasmin Ahmad suffers stroke

2009/07/24

PETALING JAYA: Multi award-winning director Yasmin Ahmad suffered a stroke yesterday when she was at Sri Pentas for a 3pm meeting with Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, her husband Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa and Media Prima representatives for an undisclosed project.

She was taken to the Damansara Specialist Hospital where she underwent a neurosurgical procedure at 5pm. The operation was over at 7.30pm and she was reported to be in a stable condition.

The 51-year-old film and television commercial director, who is Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur's executive creative director, is recuperating at the hospital's intensive care unit.

"According to the surgeon, she's still unconscious. So let her rest," Leo Burnett's managing director Tan Tien Eng said at the hospital.

Yasmin had complained of feeling unwell and collapsed during the meeting. Efforts were made by those at the meeting to resuscitate her but she did not gain consciousness. She was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.


Siti, a former ambassador for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, also lent a hand when it happened together with a panel doctor for TV3.

"Yasmin didn't show any signs of being unwell. Only when she put her hands to the face and slumped on the meeting table that we knew something was wrong," Siti said.

Yasmin's parents, Inom Yon, 74 and Ahmad Hashim, 75, are scheduled to fly from Langkawi to be with her.

Yasmin's maiden effort Rabun was inspired by the lives and love of Mak Inom and Pak Atan.

Yasmin, who is known for her 1Malaysia theme in her TV commercials, made her big screen debut with Sepet in 2004 after the critically acclaimed Rabun. Sepet made waves for its story that combined humour and love that transcended cultural barriers.

Her follow-up films put Malaysian cinema in the limelight when she bagged awards at international film festivals from Hong Kong and Hawaii to Cannes and San Francisco. Among her works include Gubra (2006), Mukhsin (2007), Muallaf (2008) and Talentime (2009).

Yasmin Ahmad will be featured in Crosstalk in the NST tomorrow. She and Datin Shuhaimi Baba offer their views on the recent ruling that films should not feature Mat Rempit and "men in women's clothes".

Copyright © 2009 NST Online. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sport: Man Utd vs Malaysia

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Owen On Fire Again As Manchester United Beat Malaysia 2-0

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- Manchester United's Italian wonder kid Federico Macheda and latest signing Michael Owen struck early to help the English Premier League champions beat a Malaysian XI, 2-0 in their second meeting at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil Monday night.

The match, played here after Manchester United cancelled their scheduled match against Indonesia in Jakarta, got off to a sizzling start in front of about 40,000 fans despite both teams observing a minute of silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the Jakarta bombings before the kickoff.

The Red Devils who struggled to beat the same side 3-2 on Saturday, got off to a flying start today with Macheda showing his prowess in front of goal to put his side ahead in the 10th minute after latching on to a Darren Fletcher pass.

Two minutes later, Owen who scored the winning goal on Saturday, silenced his critics yet again, when he punished a mistake by Malaysian skipper Norhafiz Zamani Misbah to increase the lead.

Unlike on Saturday, Mohd Amri Yahyah, scorer of both Malaysia's goals in the 2-3 loss, and his striking partner Mohd Zaquan Adha found the Red Devil defence, marshalled by Wes Brown, a tough nut to crack.

With the match almost in the bag, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson changed almost the entire team on the field, especially in attack by introducing Nani, Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney for Owen, Tosic and Macheda, but the score remained unchanged.

Apart from the trio, Ferguson replaced Tomasz Kuszczak for Ben Foster in goal, John O'Shea for Gary Neville, Patrick Evra for Fabio, Rio Ferdinand for John Evans in defence, Anderson for Carrick, Paul Scholes for Ryan Giggs and Gibson for Fletcher in midfield.

Manchester United who had visited Malaysia in 1991, 1995 and 2001, are here on their Asian Tour that includes matches in South Korea and China while their intended trip to Indonesia was cancelled when Ritz Carlton Hotel where the team was supposed to stay, was among two, the other being JW Marriot, were damaged by bombings.

The Red Devils play South Korea on July 24 and China next.



-- BERNAMA

Semester break Activities

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Hello readers.
This slide show that I'm upload to the youtube today is the activities that I do during the semester break this year. Actually nothing much I can do especially the 1st of June because I don't celebrate Gawai eve. What a decision I have to made. You want to know why? I have to attend my diploma convocation. At least my diploma in Mass Communication Convocation Ceremony is Once in a Lifetime. Hehehe... Keep think positive.

For your information, this video is already done the 2nd editing where the 1st video has typo error. Thanks to my friends because he spot the mistake that I not realize it before and enjoy my slide show.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just a refreshment

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Boring with the new semester situation makes me felt wanted to do something. As usual at these time Me and My Laptop usually cooperate each other to make something. Suddenly I felt that I'm miss my motorcycle back at kampung there. So I make a short film about my past and present of my motorcycle. Totally this video is about my old motorcycle that already sold back to where it's came from and take the new motorcycle which is the new Modenas gt 128. I'm quite impress, especially the design and sticker and the security aspect which is this Modenas gt 128 equip with double piston disc break for front and rear tyre. Unfortunately, the Modenas gt 128 using the dual-shock absorber and not using the mono-shock absorber.

Maybe these short film a little bit boring. Well it represent the boring time of mine. Anyway at least I'm support the local product. Buy a Malaysian product.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baby Dancing

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This video i've just browse it at youtube and I found it very interesting and funny too. Just imagine baby can dancing and acting like adults. Hehe... Check it out>>>

News about PTPTN

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PTPTN Gets RM1.5 Billion Islamic Loan From CIMB

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) -- CIMB Group has extended a RM1.5 billion Islamic loan to the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), of which repayment will be over a period of ten years.

This is the first commercial financing obtained by PTPTN and will help reduce its reliance on government funding. The loan is guaranteed by the government.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin said PTPTN needed RM4.2 billion to finance students this year and of which, RM3 billion would be obtained commercially while the remaining RM1.2 billion through internally generated funds.

"We don't need to raise the other RM1.5 billion yet. If we do it now, we'll need to pay the interest. When the need arises, then only we will raise it," he told reporters after witnessing the agreement signing ceremony between CIMB and PTPTN here Tuesday.

PTPTN, estalished under the National Higher Education Act 1997, is an organisation tasked with managing and providing financing for Malaysian students who are eligible to pursue studies at local institutions of higher learning.

Khaled said it was the the government's responsibility to provide loans to eligible higher education students but they would have to be grateful for it and repay the loans so as not to deprive others of the same opportunity.

Interests on the their loans were actually paid by the government, otherwise it would be passed on to students, he said and added that the percentage of PTPTN loan repayments was on the increase as the government had put in place measures to ensure a better flow of payment.

He also said that the country was on track to achieve the 40 percent target of having those aged between 17 and 23 receive tertiary education.

"Many countries want to learn from us in terms of our higher education, including having PTPTN to help students," he said.

Meanwhile, PTPTN chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Shahrum Osman said the repayment of loans in 2008 showed an increase with the organisation receiving RM1.19 billion from 659,880 loans that were supposed to pay back by May 2009.

Since its inception in 1997, he said, PTPTN had received RM5.295 billion from the government.

In 2003, it borrowed a total of RM13 billion from the Pension Trust Fund and the Employees Provident Fund to continue financing students at local higher education institutions.

-- BERNAMA

Saturday, July 11, 2009

It's started again...

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Not more, not much, not less and it's almost the same for student like me to facing the new semester with some short of home sick and what so ever. Ready or not, assignment is coming up with the date line, more and more money will be using to complete the assignment and time will be crucial. Hahaha... The most important that is I'm repeating some of my last semester subject which I'm a little bit "behind" from other student from my class. A pointer with CGPA 2.62 is felt like a curse that you can see your future a little bit dark. But, that is not the end of my life. Back then at my kampung I have a lot of these things I do and I feel very calm and really enjoy myself. Yet I feel like a blessing to have a kampung near to the beach where I can go and see the sunset, hear the sound of the nature in the jungle and feel the cold of the untouched icy water from the river.

Hemm... I'm really miss my kampung life back there.... less pressure, lots of fun, more adventures, and have a nice sea side view.
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