• #GE14

    The people has spoken, chosen the new administrator for the nation, on the historic May 9, 2018 general election of Malaysia.  The result was announced from May 9 till May 10.  Most Malaysian would have stayed close to the telly from May 9 to 10.  Me and Retna included.  The Singaporean media like Channel News Asia was producing some serious good quality news reporting. Then the whole Malaysian waited for the new administration, swearing in of the new prime minister.  We watched that with major anticipation, as the time kept delaying, of course finally the whole process was done, more announcements from the new prime minister. #GE14 let everyone see…

  • Getting to know Member of Parliament, State Assemblyman, what do they do

    Member of Parliament, As the ultimate legislative body in Malaysia, the Parliament is responsible for passing, amending and repealing acts of law. It is subordinate to the Head of State, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, under Article 39 of the Constitution. The Dewan Rakyat consists of 222 members of Parliament (MPs) elected from single-member constituencies drawn based on population in a general election using the first-past-the-postsystem. A general election is held every five years or when Parliament is dissolved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the Prime Minister. Suffrage is given to registered voters 21 years and above, however voting is not compulsory. The age requirement to stand…

  • Getting to know the candidates, part II #GE14

      I added the column on messages, which I could find from the candidates or through the interviews they have given to the media. For some, I still could not get much, but roughly, I get to know more about the candidates. Toh Sin Wah – A rather long and kind of confusing messages or tagline from Mr. Toh.  Malaysians must repent, rethink, refresh and reform to truly achieve 1Malaysia.  I am no expert in politic, 1Malaysia is a generic term used by prime minister and his cabinet, no?  We have drafted speeches for the ministers, with Salam 1Malaysia.  Ok, maybe Mr. Toh thinks we are not really there as…

  • 港潮私房菜, 也许是私人菜

    We attended a dinner hosted by a foreign bank few weeks back at Gong Chew Kitchen, Bandar Puteri Puchong.  During the dinner, we tasted some of the dishes, but not all, as it was a social and casual dining session, and we did not stay till the end of the menu, as we had to rush off to fetch our daughter. So the thought of trying the food there not for social purpose arouse, we found Friday night was kind of okay for me, Retna and Inez to dine there.  So, we went.  Called in advance to make a reservation, which the team was calling me non-stop while I was…

  • Getting to know the candidates for whom I will be voting this Wednesday

    To tell you the truth, I do not know them that well, at all.  So I dug out something or whatever I could find about them online. Let’s jump right in for the Member of Parliament (MP). Toh Sin Wah – Actually nothing much to know about him.  Found his LinkedIn, but nothing there, found many of his YouTube videos, which sadly, lacking in messages to tell who he is, what he has been doing, why he is going for GE14 as an independent candidate.  He is a CEO of a company known as Network Press, a printing company.  He participated in the GE13, which came in last in terms…

  • Avoid playing bad cop among kids

    The risks associated with growing up in an online world are not only giving parents a headache, but the time their children are spending online is a real cause for concern. As a result, a third of parents curb the amount of time their children spend on the Internet, to protect them from online dangers. But there are other steps parents can take to minimise the risks and help their children make the most of all the positive things that the digital world can offer.

  • Crouching Yeti

    Kaspersky Lab has uncovered infrastructure used by the well-known Russian-speaking APT group Crouching Yeti, also known as Energetic Bear, which includes compromised servers across the world. According to the research, numerous servers in different countries were hit since 2016, sometimes in order to gain access to other resources. Others, including those hosting Russian websites, were used as watering holes.

  • Me + My Mother

    Have you ever looked at your mum’s hands – all that hard work can leave her hands dry but filled with love. Botaneco Garden, a brand of delightful wholesome beauty products inspired by nature’s best; that is exclusively available at Guardian, is giving away 10 limited edition Botaneco Garden hand cream sets to pamper her precious hands through its “Botaneco Garden Mum + Me Mother’s Day Photo Contest X Guardian” to celebrate Mother’s Day with nature-inspired care and style. To show her your love, and our appreciation, there are also 10 uniquely designed 50gram bouquets that will be delivered to her, with a special card from you, and us. All…