ROAD NAMES MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVERYTHING ELSE

HOlly CraP !!! What’s more important than our economy? how to get our economy moving… well Datuk Bandar is willing to spend some easy $$$ just to rename Jalan Alor and many citizens got upset including the Oppositions and DAP.

Now DAP gets even by proposing to rename a few road in Ipoh. WOW! talk about electing trustworthly people to represent the common folks to look after their welfare. Such a bargain to get politicians to work so hard to change road names. This may help the economy as well … Wattahack! DAP should propose to USA and EU to change road names to boost their economy as well.

Did anyone notice whenever a new state minister gets elected we get a new parking system? Well now Selangor wants to revamp Selangor’s parking system as well. Apparently we can’t have enough parking systems and need to make newer ones every few years. And everytime its the same-o-same-o statement that the new new parking system well be more efficient and bring in more revenue than ever…. yawn!

hint*… want people to pay for parking? make more and tow them double triple quadruple parkers! its not the system its the enforcement and bad habits of Malaysians! why? cause we all think we can get away with any petty crime in Malaysia – period! even big criminals get away what more to say………

by the way I propose to rename a road to Jalan Wattahack? what say you…..

GREEN TAGS – SINGAPORE

THE FUTURE IS HERE

For any Malaysian company planning to export and sell their products in Singapore will have to step up their R&D for next year as Singapore plans to implement GREEN TAGS for most products from home appliances to cars.

If that is so one company will be effected and that’s Proton. With its Campro engine which is claimed to be effecient and powerful, will it pass Singapore’s GREEN TAG criteria.

Campro isn’t fuel efficient in towns but it fares better on long runs. Where Singapore is concern its in-town that matters hence hybrid cars will pass well for the low emmissions and fuel usage. Hybrids fares better in-town compare to long distances which works well in the island.

I hope Proton produces really efficient and great looking cars for Malaysia as well as other countries which are looking GREEN as the future tagline. 

Where else in Australia – Proton Persona did well with high ratings for fuel efficiency and emmisions. read post here http://www.autospectator.com/cars/proton/0039982-2008-proton-persona-greenest-proton-ever

Green Credentials

13/05/2008 — The green credentials of the new 2008 Proton Persona have been given official endorsement with the Federal Government Green Vehicle Guide awarding it a four star rating, the first Proton to achieve this level of energy efficiency.

2008 Proton Persona

The new Proton Persona is amongst the greenest cars on Australian roads, earning a 4 star rating in the 2008 Government Green Vehicle Guide. The four star rating is based on both the fuel efficiency and the low level of emissions the new Persona achieves from its 1.6litre Campro twin cam 16 valve engine.

Persona ranks an equal rating with several other smaller cars including Mitsubishi Colt, Smart Four 4, Mini Cooper and Citroen C2, with the same four star rating and beating many far more popular models thanks to its low fuel usage.

The only cars in front of Persona on the Green Vehicle Guide are considerably more expensive and most are smaller than the new Proton.

Persona scores a 6.5 air pollution rating and a 7.5 greenhouse rating in the Green Vehicle Guide, the same as the smaller and more expensive Citroen C2 mini car.

According to Proton Cars Australia managing director, John Startari, the achievement underlines Proton’s commitment to building economical and cost effective cars that are also kind to the environment.

“Persona is the first Proton to score a four star rating, however our cars have always returned excellent fuel economy and have been highly rated in the Green Vehicle Guide over the past few years,” said John Startari.

“The Jumbuck ute was listed as the greenest and most economical ute or light truck on the Australian market, recording a 3.5 star rating on the 2007 Green Vehicle Guide,” he said.

“Proton engineers have done a lot of work refining the engine mapping of the Persona to deliver better fuel efficiency as well as better driveability and performance on the road and that is apparent when you get behind the wheel,” he added.

“As well as improvements under the bonnet the Persona has benefited from a cleaner, more aerodynamic design which has lowered drag further enhancing its fuel efficiency as well as lowering noise levels,” said John Startari.

The Greenhouse Rating awards a score out of ten for the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) the vehicle produces, the higher the score the lower the CO2. emitted.

All new vehicle models up to 3.5 tonnes sold in Australia are tested by the government to determine both the fuel consumption and the level of CO2 emissions.

The Air Pollution Rating is based on the level of air pollutant emissions allowable under the standard to which the particular vehicle has been successfully tested for supply to the Australian market.

FEVER, SORETHROAT & PENDULUM – malaysiakini

I feel Malaysians as a whole got the same symtoms as I’m feeling now. I mean Fever can drive you mad, Sorethroat can render you voiceless/speechless and looking at the Pendulum too long will make you loose sight. What does this all mean? As simple as falling sick can distract you and make you less productive. Its exactly what’s happening to me and I suppose all of us maybe?

 

read on here

Our bro Haris got a call .. what here’s whats said http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/stay-calm-and-stay-cunning-dont-react-for-now/

Lil Hummingbird caught up with me at the lay-by heading out of KL last night.

‘Jaya, Shar and Chee Seng are spot on’, he said.

‘Who is Jaya, Shar and Chee Seng? And correct about what?’, I asked

 

The comments by Jaya, Shar101 and Chee Seng reproduced below.

Jaya :

Banning Hindraf is a “smoke screen” to divert the nation’s attention from the ‘private sms’ and ‘public Eurocopter’!!

Only hope Hindraf’s does not fall into the ‘trap’ by responding as they ‘expect’ the reaction to be!
Need for a rational but strategic response is paramount.

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Shar101:

Never mind the legal technicalities, bro.

It’s become obvious the authorities did not bother to heed Hindraf’s call nor did they provide a proper avenue for Hindraf to channel their grievances.

Militant UMNO needs a bogeyman.

In Hindraf, they found one or putting it another way, the UMNO-led BN government and the MSM have manipulated/reported events since Nov ‘07 to paint Hindraf as such.

Things will get worse now.

Hindraf going ‘underground’ will create opportunities for the powers that be to set up state-organised covert groups masquerading as Hindraf to spread chaos.

Unless AI and PR have better options.

We seriously need a political solution to avert a social disaster from happening. Question is – Will AI take the lead?

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Chee Seng :

Is this a strategy to try and incite another May 13 or Ops Lalang?

Looks like it. Close observers of Malaysian politics have sensed a shift in the political climate since Dollah announced he decided not to seek re-election. The racism displayed by UMNO is no longer random. There seems to be more cohesion and focus in its expression.

It’s reminiscent of Ops Lalang i.e. a racially-charged scenario engineered by Mahathir who then swooped down on dissenters. Both situations also occurred when UMNO’s grip on power was under threat. Both situations cowed the nation into submission and allowed UMNO to weasel their way to a stronger grip on the nation.

It would seem that today the strategy has not changed, but tactics are a little more refined this time. Not because UMNO has become smarter, but because of their clumsy moves since March 8, they have to tread more carefully.

And since Najib, Muhyiddin and Mahathir seems to be one big happy family now, it’s pretty obvious Mahathir is calling the plays in the game.

So if we interpret everything that’s happening in our country now through the assumption that it’s all building up Ops Lallang 2 or May 13 pt 2, the strategies employed becomes obvious:

Step 1.  First neutralise the Generals of change – RPK and Anwar

Step 2.  Then incite the Malays to fever pitch – using Ahmad Ismail, Utusan Melayu, Khir Toyo, etc to paint everything uttered by non-Malays as anti-Malay

Step 3.  Antagonise non-Malays – blatantly lie about Teresa Kok, RPK, the Sin Chew reporter, demonise HINDRAF, rip up KTK’s photo, etc, etc, etc.

This is moving the pawns into position for battle!

The next logical step would be:

Step 4.  Confound the lieutenants to eliminate the second-tier leadership of the movement for change.

This can be done by crackdown or distractions. Since they have seen the rakyat’s recent reaction to crackdown, distraction is the more likely strategy employed.

Is it being implemented now? I believe so.

Plenty of issues are being thrown out into the open that divert attention away from people’s clamour for change of govt have recently surfaced – Cabinet absent from Parliament, refusal to re-table Budget 2009, fuel price decrease, RPK’s trial postponement, Utusan’s spat with Teresa Kok, banning HINDRAF, rumours of Zul joining UMNO, etc etc etc.

This will throw up plenty of fires to keep the remaining civic leaders busy. So instead of a concentrated push for changing the BN govt, the people’s energy is diverted to defending and supporting RPK, Teresa Kok and HINDRAF and trying to make heads or tails of the whole plethora of senseless issues.

These issues cannot be interpreted or reasoned out because they are designed to be senseless! So while the PR & civic leadership are thus occupied, the real strategising is going on between TDM, Najib and Muhyiddin.

Step 5: Strike decisively – Shock and Awe

Dear friends, it’s been 7 months since the election and the BN/UMNO has not shown any inclination to change or reform. In fact, we see their position hardening against dissenters. Now that the unholy trinity is finally in charge, the game will be up very soon.

We need regime change in this country if we ever hope to see real reforms. And we need it more desperately than ever with the global recession bearing down on us. (One can only assume that the PM-to-be refuses to table a new budget because when recession hits this country, we’ll be too busy worrying about our rice bowl than regime change.)

Let’s not be distracted from that goal.

How can we play our part in all this?

Do not be drawn into their evil trap! Do not get angry by their actions/words – that’s exactly what they want! Do not flame websites or blogs with our reactions to their shenanigans. Do not counter their comments.

Let’s stay focused! Our leaders in Parliament and in civic society need all our support!