Friday, September 17, 2010
GOD Willing, in the not too distant future, this blog may have some meaningful postings when desired.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
One thing missing from the police report: THE LAND DEAL! Who got the land sold to PKFZ at unreasonable price? Who authorized the purchase?
How come only the developer and consultant being hauled up? What about the people in PKFZ themselves and those involved in the land sale/purchase scam?
Monday, August 10, 2009
As per my "Simple but Complicated" motto, TRUTH HOLDS, the rakyat now wants the truth even if it hurts. We can be more ready & prepared to bounce back once we know the truth.
Published: Tuesday August 11, 2009 MYT 12:07:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday August 11, 2009 MYT 12:26:22 PM
Lee Hwa Beng lodges report against Kuala Dimensi and BTA Architect
By CHRISTINA TAN
KLANG: Port Klang Authority (PKA) chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng lodged a report at the Klang district police department at 10.15am against Kuala Dimensi and BTA Architect over the Port Klang Free Zone issue.
It was reported earlier that PKA board of directors, in a meeting on Monday, had decided to lodge a report against Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd - the main developer of PKFZ - for alleged over billing and fraud.
More to come
Tuesday August 11, 2009
Public now aware of truth behind issue
MALACCA: Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat’s progressive and comprehensive explanation is gradually dispelling the public’s negative perception over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) issue.
The Transport Minister said the issue was initially perceived to be shrouded in secrecy and one that had numerous “untold stories”.
“But following several rounds of town hall meetings, closed-door sessions and recent TV appearances where I took questions from members of the public, people are now better informed,” he told reporters last night after meeting Malacca MCA grassroots leaders over the issue.
He said in doing so, there was no room for the spinning of lies.
Ong said several blogs were also taking note of the facts being presented over the issue.
Nik A. Azmi
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Thursday, August 6, 2009
STAR Online reported just now that the Malaysian Government may resort to censorship of the internet. What is your opinion after the reading the news below that I have managed to extract from STAR's Online portal?
Published: Thursday August 6, 2009 MYT 9:12:00 PM
Updated: Thursday August 6, 2009 MYT 9:51:34 PM
Internet users upset over Govt’s filter attempt
By JO TIMBUONG
PETALING JAYA: Online and wire agency reports that the Government is mulling an Internet filtering system similar to China’s controversial “Green Dam” project has got the local online community in a huff, while technology experts questioned the viability of the project.
Online portals and wire agencies reported earlier Thursday that the Government has called for a tender for a system that could block “undesirable websites.”
Information, Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim, whose ministry issued the tender, also plans to secure direct control over the content and monitoring division of Malaysia’s Internet regulator, Reuters quoted a source as saying.
Rais himself said last month that he would introduce measures to “control the bad” elements on the Internet.
Neither Rais, nor any of the government bodies related to technology, were available for comment at press time.
China’s Green Dam project sought to install software filters on all computers sold in the country to block pornography and “other harmful content,” but has been put on the backburner because of technical issues and a rising tide of protest from civil society in and outside China.
The Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom) was disappointed with what it said was the Malaysian Government’s attempt to censor the Internet.
“It has gone against its word to ensure the medium remains open and uncensored,” Pikom chairman David Wong said.
The MSC Malaysia Bill of Guarantees specifies that the Internet will not be censored to ensure the success of the MSC Malaysia initiative, he noted.
“It will also be difficult to filter ‘harmful content,’ especially that found in blogs, on the Internet as it knows no boundaries,” he said.
Wong said Internet users did not share their thoughts only on blogs, but also through social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, as well as chatrooms and forums.
He said a better and more viable measure would be to educate the public on the consquences of spreading harmful or irresponsible content.
Technology advocate Dinesh Nair said the Government’s efforts might just be in vain.
“They can try to filter the Internet but it won’t work,” he said.
He also believed that if the main reason was to block “undesirable content,” the Government would be better off using the educational approach.
If the Government were to block one “harmful site,” another would just pop up in its place, he added.
Internet users, he said, view online censorship as damaging and will always find ways to circumvent any such barrier.
“It’s better to educate the rakyat (people) to be proactive and identify these sites and exercise good Internet surfing habits, rather than censoring the Internet,” he said.
Artist and new media advocate Muid Latif said Internet censorship would only contribute to the negative growth of the Malaysian information and communications technology sector, especially in the area of creative content.
“This ridiculous restriction will reflect badly on Malaysia and potential investors will think twice about making an investment here,” he said.
Many in the Government have blamed the vibrant and critical Internet culture for Barisan Nasional’s losses in the 12th General Election in March last year, and there has been pressure from some quarters to muzzle the medium.
The Government had previously considered registering bloggers, many of whom are critical of the ruling coalition.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
In the past I have posted my views and some published articles to your emails privately. Some of the articles that I posted with my own comments have been circulated widely. This has resulted in some friends contacting me why they were not on my mailing list. Phew! How to answer?
Well, after much deliberation and advice obtained from friends and foes alike, I have decided to create my own blogspot under the title: TRUTH HOLDS. Of course I do not have the privilege of hosting my blog at the Prime Minister's Office but this site I think is much better as I do not have to burden the already financially stretched Malaysian Government's coffers.
Most of my postings for now will either be re-posting with my personal comments on current news from Main Stream Media and other bloggers.
Why you may ask I chose the title "TRUTH HOLDS" for my blog. Well for one, it is my family motto. Secondly and most importantly, so much untruth have been spoken hence the need for the truth.
I hope any comments and/or feedbacks will stick to this truth principle. With it, I hope there will be real transparency, honesty and truthfullness in all of us, one day, InsyaALLAH.
Thanks, Salam & Best Regards,
Nik St. BUL-Azmi