Tan Hong Ming done it again!


Who is Tan Hong Ming?

Guys, this is the title of the TV commercial directed by local advertising director and filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad, has won three awards at the 2008 International ANDY awards in New York. The commercial has in total won 13 awards worldwide. This certainly make us Malaysian very proud of.

The commercial is a cute little vignette about a little Chinese boy, Tan Hong Ming, who has a crush on his Malay schoolmate, Umi Qazrina. Let’s see the commercial here:

Majalah IM – Malaysian Internet Marketer’s Magazine


Guys . . . sorry to bother you in this beautiful Saturday morning (in Malaysia). I just wanna tell you about the latest edition of Majalah IM. It is the fourth edition now. Download the magazine today because it is free not only to Malaysians but to others too provided you know how to read Bahasa Malaysia (Malaysian mother tongue) 🙂

Yup, you heard me right! . . . you can download “Majalah IM” now free of charge and please give it away to your subscribers or anyone you want. Below is the latest edition cover.

If you would ask me what is the main topic or the main juice of this edition. I will not tell you much. Just see the photo below and if you are interested you will download the magazine immediately 🙂

500,000 active bloggers in Malaysia


Wow…fantastic. For such a small country and with a small population, Malaysia has about 500,000 active bloggers, make her among the highest in the world after Indonesia and the European Union, Utusan Malaysia reported and the Star today.

“Our research shows that 70% of the election results were influenced by information in the blogs,” according to University Malaya media department lecturer, Dr Abu Hassan Hasbullah. He also added that this showed the power of blogs in influencing the thinking of the people in Malaysia, especially about politics.

It is proven now that majority of urban Malaysian are busy on the internet doing many things right from politicking, business dealing, and socializing via their blogs. This goes to show the strength and influence the Internet has on our society.

As I said before now is about time for all Malaysians and also others too to have a blog on your own. It does not matter with blogspot, with wordpress, with your own hosted domain or not, just signup to make it merrier in the blogosphere world.

I would like to see your blog. Advise me your link so that we could get connected here. 🙂

Malaysia New Cabinet announced


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced his new Cabinet of which more than half featured new faces.

The full list:

Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Deputy Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz
Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim
Datuk Amirsham Abdul Aziz

Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department
Datuk Johari Baharom
Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim
Datuk K. Devamany
Datuk Hassan Malik

Finance
Minister – Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Second Finance Minister – Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputies – Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Datuk Kong Cho Ha

Defence
Minister – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy – Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop

Internal Security and Home Affairs
Minister – Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar
Deputies – Datuk Chor Chee Heong, Senator Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh

Housing and Local Government
Minister -Datuk Ong Ka Chuan
Deputies – Datuk Robert Lau , Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin

Works Minister
Minister – Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamad
Deputy- Datuk Yong Khoon Seng

Energy, Water and Communications
Minister – Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Deputy- Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Minister – Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Deputy – Datin Paduka Rohani Abdul Karim

International Trade and Industry
Minister -Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputies- Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan

Foreign Affairs
Minister -Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Deputy- Tunku Azlan Abu Bakar

Education
Minister -Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
Deputies -Datuk Wee Ka Siong, Datuk Razali Ismail

Higher Education
Minister – Datuk Khaled Nordin
Deputies – Khoo Kok Choong, Datuk Idris Harun

Transport
Datuk Ong Tee Keat
Deputy – Anifah Aman

Human Resources
Datuk S. Subramaniam
Deputy- Datuk Noraini Ahmad

Women, Family and Community Development
Minister-Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy- Noriah Kasnon

National Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage
Minister- Datuk Shafie Apdal
Deputy-Datuk Teng Boon Soon

Science, Technology and Innovation
Minister- Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Deputy- Fadilah Yusof

Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development
Minister – Datuk Noh Omar
Deputy- Datuk Saiffuddin Abdullah

Natural Resources and Environment
Minister – Datuk Douglas Unggah Embas
Deputy – Datuk Abu Ghapur Salleh

Rural and Regional Development
Minister – Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib
Deputy- Tan Sri Joseph Kurup

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Minister – Datuk Shahrir Samad
Deputy – Jelaing Mersat

Plantation Industries and Commodities
Minister – Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Deputy- Senator A. Kohilan

Youth and Sports
Minister – Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaacob
Deputy – Wee Jack Seng

Health
Minister – Datuk Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy- Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad

Information
Minister – Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputy- Datuk Tan Lian Hoe

Tourism
Minister – Datuk Azalina Othman
Deputy – Datuk Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abu Taib

Federal Territory
Minister – Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique
Deputy- M. Saravanan

The big names that were not retained are Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz (former International Trade and Industry Minister), Datuk Azmi Khalid (former Natural Resources and Environment Minister), Radzi Sheik Ahmad (former Home Affairs Minister), Datuk Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis (former Science, Technology and Innovations Minister) and Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor (Tourism Minister).

Earlier of the day, in the special Cafe Latte Chat, the first one-on-one discussion since this series, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng shares his thoughts with The Star’s Group Chief Editor Datuk Wong Chun Wai while responding to selected e-mail questions sent in by reader. Read it here, What’s brewing for Penang?

Making Money Online: The New Breed


Making Money Online is no longer a dream or a hype anymore in Malaysia. Today in NST Tech & U featured another big name in this industry. Dr. Irfan Khairi already making waves on the internet and also national media and now Gobala Krishnan. See his story below . . .

This is what Gobala has to say at one of his blog “It all has to do with the energy in our bodies. Deep inside, we all have the motivation to succeed, to achieve something better, and to lead a life of freedom. But then we meet other people in life, and their negative energy most of time does nothing but reduce the positive energy that we already have. Meeting too many people with negative energy – those who like to say “impossible”, “are you sure?” and “don’t be silly” – will eventually kill our motivation.”

Get to know more about who is Gobala Krishnan and migle around with all the successful people online by Joining The Internet Millionaires Club (Free) or if you need more juice Join The Internet Millionaires Club (Silver)

To All Malaysian this is the time for you to change and make a paradigm shift on how to make money online and be a successful online entrepreneur. Learn the right way in order for you to succeed.

Note: Here is all about “paradigm shift” or in other words “Take the Leap – Moving from one thought system to another”.

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