New Cabinet Announce

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has named Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the Deputy Prime Minister.

Najib made the announcement, when naming his 28-member Cabinet line-up in Putrajaya on Thursday. Here is the full list.


Prime Minister and Finance Minister 1 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

Deputy PM and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Ministers in Prime Minister’s Department
Unity and Performance Dr Koh Tsu Koon
Law and Parliament Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz
Religious Affairs Brig. Gen. (Rtd) Datuk Jamil Khir Baharum
Economic Planning Unit Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputies: Datuk Chor Chee Heung, Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputies: Datuk Wee Ka Seong, Datuk Puad Zarkashi

Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat
Deputies: Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, Datuk Robert Lau

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
Deputy:: Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop

Information, Unity, Culture and Arts
Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Deputies: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum, Heng Sai Kee

Energy, Green Tech & Water
Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Deputy: Noriah Kasnon

Plantation Industries and Commodoties
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Deputy: Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin

Rural and Regional Development
Datuk Shafie Apdal
Deputies: Datuk Hassan Malek, Datuk Joseph Entulu

Higher Education
Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin
Deputies: Dr Hou Kok Chung, Saifuddin Abdullah

International Trade and Industry
Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Deputies: Datuk Muhkriz Mahathir, Datuk Jacob Dungau

Science, Tech and Innovation
Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Deputy: Fadillah Yusof

Natural Resources and Environment
Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas
Deputy: Tan Sri Joseph Kurup

Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy: Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib

Agriculture and Agro-based industries
Datuk Noh Omar
Deputies: Johari Baharum, Rohani Abdul Karim

Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Deputy: Datuk Dr Abdul Latif

Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Deputy: Datuk Yong Khoon Seng

Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy: Datuk Rosnah Rashid Shilin

Youth and Sport
Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputies: Datuk Razali Ibrahim, Wee Jeck Sing

Human Resource
Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam
Deputy: Datuk Maznah Mazlan

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri
Deputy: Datuk Tan Lian Hoe

Housing and Local Government
Datuk Kong Cho Ha
Deputy: Lajim Ukin

Women, Family and Community Development
Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
Deputy: Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun

Foreign Affairs
Datuk Anifah Aman
Deputies: Lee Chee Hong, A. Kohilan

Federal Territory
Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin
Deputy: M. Saravanan

The Frog story: Choose your allies carefully!

Guys….I wanna to take it easy today after a long day at work. Tomorrow I shall be attending an online conference meeting with my principal in Canada and my customer in Kedah and Kuala Lumpur. In today’s world meeting from far apart is possible with the power of the internet.

But this is not the story.

Here it is.

A Mouse who always lived on the land, by an unlucky chance, formed an intimate acquaintance with a Frog, who lived, for the most part, in the water.

One day, the Frog was intent on mischief. He tied the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own. Thus joined together, the Frog led his friend the Mouse to the meadow where they usually searched for food.
After this, he gradually led him towards the pond in which he lived, until reaching the banks of the water, he suddenly jumped in, dragging the Mouse with him.

The Frog enjoyed the water amazingly, and swam croaking about, as if he had done a good deed. The unhappy Mouse was soon sputtered and drowned in the water, and his poor dead body floating about on the surface.
A Hawk observed the foating Mouse from the sky, and dove down and grabbed it with his talons, carrying it back to his nest. The Frog, being still fastened to the leg of the Mouse, was also carried off a prisoner, and was eaten by the Hawk.

“Choose your allies carefully”and same goes with the current political situations in our own Silver State, Perak. Wait until those “frogs” will be eaten by the “Hawk”.

An article “Working From Home” on NST today

While having my coffee break this morning I grabbed a copy of New Straits Times (NST).  The front page is about How Anti Corruption Agency (ACA) nabs 28 Puspakom Officers and 19 runners.  They we all arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes. Then I flip to the classified page and here is the title that interest me, “Working From Home”. In case that you did not have a chance to read about this, I will share the summary here.

The author says, “Home based business has become a popular alternative to earn a primary or secondary income. If you have a good idea and are willing to work and learn, it can be rewarding and a great joy. In Malaysia, the usual jobs available are selling insurance, multilevel marketing, giving tuition or baby sitting. Other alternatives are customer service, telemarketing, internet marketing, writing, proofreading, recruiting, graphics design and photography (which you can find in jobs section of 1Klassifieds)”

Then the author added, “These jobs are usually part-time, commission-based or pay per project”.

A spokesman said the idea of working from home is it must be accessible and has no time constraint, turning your leisure into money. “In 10 to 20 years, things will change. Going to office may not be such a feasible idea due to rising cost of fuel, traffic jam, emotional stress, frustration, not to mention the prospect of your boss staring over your shoulders, on the other hand, by working from home you can be with your family and friends”, he added.

Generally there are many benefits of working from home. Firstly it gives you a sense of flexibility to adjust your work schedule to the needs of your family. Secondly, you will find work that matches your likes, skills, experience and training. It also gives the term ‘multitasking’ a whole new meaning. Instead of just working on your computer and talking on the phone, now you can feed your baby, write business letters, or throw the garbage.

Starting a home based business is more affordable than most people think. For example, if you turn a hobby into business, you do not have to worry about big start up cost. Other benefits are: There are no storefront or office to rent, no additional phone lines to pay, no extra utility expenses, and no furniture to buy, which adds to your savings.

Guys, before you jump into the bandwagon or before you quit your job, consider to read this first, on starting your own business from home. Working from home can be a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience. Best of all you get to pursue your hobbies, get plenty of free time and extra cash in hand.

Just make sure your home based business is one that is still in demand ten or twenty years from now.

This the the snap shoot of the article in the NST. Get your copy today.

Malaysia Cup: Selangor vs Kedah

Yesterday I was at Parit Buntar attending the burial for my uncle who passed away on Friday 12;35am. I went there with my parents for a day trip and came back to Kuala Lumpur safely at 6;30pm yesterday. While stopping at Tapah rest area yesterday I has a glimpsed on the Star to read about the coming Malaysia Cup final which is tonight at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil. I used to go to the stadium in my childhood days to watch any interesting matches at the stadium but I never been there since the last 10 years or so. Not because I have no passion about the game anymore but it is simply the atmosphere in today’s game and the status of Malaysian football today. Those days were the prime days of Malaysian football but now sadly Malaysia is no where when compared to the world standing in the world footballing fraternities even to the Asian we are way behind. It is certainly a painful experience for people like me who had seen the best of the best of Malaysian football in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

So since today is the D-Day for Selangor and Kedah, I would like to refresh my memories with this event here. For the record, Selangor is the best ever team in Malaysia for this prestigious Cup. They have won the Cup for 32 times. The Malaysia Cup is a highly-prestigious annual soccer tournament in Malaysia. It is currently the longest-running football competition in Asia. Read the History of Malaysia Cup here.

For this year, the 2008 Malaysia Cup edition, on paper Kedah start as favorite to lift a second consecutive Malaysia Cup but Selangor are expected to give the holders a run of their money at the National Stadium tonight if their proud history in the Malaysia Cup is anything to go by. As I said earlier Selangor have won the prestigious tournament 32 times but Kedah are the team to beat in this year edition.

These two coaches are in the center stage tonight at the National Stadium and both have a colorful experience behind them. For the record both are National players in their playing days. Mohd Azraai Khor bin Abdullah or Khor Sek Leng is a Malaysian football coach and former Kedah player and captain, is a former Malaysian national team player. Same goes with the illustrious Dollah Salleh who lives and breathes football. In fact, the former national player has never wanted to do anything but play football since he was little. Born in Melaka on Oct 23, 1963, and raised in Woodlands, Singapore, Dollah recalled that his love for the sport began as far back as he can remember. Read about Top Dollah and know who is Dollah Salleh here, Feared Kallang Roar inspired Dollah.

So guys, if you are football fan especially in Malaysia, give your prediction: Who will prevail tonight? Selangor or Kedah.

In my language, “Perhitungan akhir Selangor – Kedah: Cipta Sejarah“.

The bookworm lawyer-blogger

Today I had a long meeting at my customer premise. On the way back to my office, I stopped at a gas station and grabbed the Malay Mail, an afternoon newspaper.Flip, flip and flip, then this title triggered me to read on until the pump attendance approached me and said, “encik, pump sudah berhenti”…ermm in english, “sir, the pump has stopped”.

He, heh, heh……the title, “Enter the bookworm lawyer-blogger”. Meet Elviza Michele Kamal, “a reluctant lawyer, an aspiring columnist, a mediocre musician and a contented mother and wife” – and yes, an active blogger, according to Gabey Goh, a reporter with the blogger-friendly Malay Mail.

Here is the logo or trademark of Elviza’s “Write Away” blog.

What really interest me is how she explained on how she divide her time being a lawyer, a mother, a wife and an active blogger. I did mention that in blogging you need to have passion and certain qualities. She said it well and she added that the hits to her blog are currently at 129,070 with 2,064 comments. This is an awesome stats! For record, she first started blogging on Feb 04, 2007.

Here you could see how she explains it very precisely and certainly blogging is a way to be your own self either for personal passion or for business writing.

Enjoy reading is her passion, blogging is her passion too. She mentioned that “I know I am not a millionaire bloggers like some of them (ahem!) but this is enough to make me smile the whole day! Here’s the URL of the article.”

Get her reviews on books at her blog or get in touch with her online. > > > > >

Do you have to be a good writer to write a blog ?

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