2nd Minister To Get Close To Bloggers

BERNAMA today reported that Ministry of Youth and Sports is going to set up their own blogsite soon. This shows that the government now realise that bloggers and their blog is in deed necessary with the internet explosion and one of the effect is the last 12th GE08. If you can’t beat them, join them.

The minister was quoted as saying that the move was made in view of the popularity of blogs among youth as a channel of information. He said that in Bera today (March 23rd)

He was quoted as saying,”..the existence of blogs should not be taken lightly as they had been effective in influencing voters to vote for the opposition in the recent general election“.

If we continue to rubbish the blogs, I am worried that it will one day take over the role of the mainstream newspapers,” he told reporters after a function to celebrate his appointment as Youth and Sports Minister at the Rakan Muda Complex, near here, Saturday night.- BERNAMA.

The rest of this posting is copied from BERNAMA website.

He said the ministry’s blogsite, to be created in accordance with the needs of youths, would be light and easy. Ismail Sabri said the ministry would also study the status of youth organisations in the country, many of which were weak and in a state of malaise, after meeting up with the leaders this Tuesday.

“Perhaps these youth organisation have modules which are no longer in tune with current developments and the needs of youths today.

“Possibly this is also why more than 70 percent of the country’s youths are not interested in joining youth organisations.”

He said the ministry, therefore, needed to find a new approach to bring change so that youths were keen to be members of such organisations.

“We must remember that social ills involving youths are usually attributed to factors outside the home, but today these are also found within the home environment like the misuse of the Internet,” he added.

–BERNAMA

Now Datuk Ismail Sabry is the second Minister to give respect to bloggers.

Malaysia- F1 2008 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

Raikkonen Wins 2008 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix


SEPANG, March 23 (Bernama) — Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver from
Finland, Kimi Raikkonen won the 2008 Petronas Malaysian Formula One
Grand Prix, held at the Sepang Circuit here Sunday.

Robert Kubica from Poland, driving for BMW Sauber F1 Team was
second while Heikki Kovalainen of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes from Poland
finished third.

— BERNAMA

Sukan Malaysia 2008

Sukan Malaysia atau ringkasnya SUKMA adalah merupakan kejohanan ‘beraneka sukan’ (multi-sports competition) dan berkonsepkan ‘Mini Sukan Olimpik’ di Malaysia yang melibatkan atlet remaja. SUKMA diadakan secara dwi tahunan dan berselang seli dengan Sukan SEA. Sukan Malaysia yang pertama telah diadakan pada tahun 1986 di Kuala Lumpur.

Sukma ini memberi peluang kepada atlet-atlet remaja di seluruh negara untuk menguji bakat dan kemampuan mereka dalam sukan prestasi tinggi dan ia juga merupakan salah satu pintu untuk meletakkan diri sebagai atlet negara.

Tahun 2008 SUKMA akan diadakan di Terengganu mulai 27 Mei hingga 9 Jun.

Berikut laman-laman untuk dilawati bagi mendapatkan maklumat lanjut berkaitan sukan terbesar di Malaysia.

Laman web resmi SUKMA 2008.
Majlis Sukan Negara.
Institut Sukan Negara.

Olimpik – Apa Akan Jadi?

Bagiamanakah nasib sukan Olimpik di Beijing tahun ini? Kekacauan yang sedang berlaku bermula di Tibet sudah menular ke China. Reuter melaporkan, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported overnight that police shot and wounded four protesters this week in a heavily ethnic Tibetan part of the province, where protests broke out after anti-Chinese riots in neighboring Tibet a week ago.

Adalah diharapkan Olimpik di Beijing yang akan diadakan pada bulan Ogos tahun in tidak akan menerima nasib yang sama seperti Moscow pada tahun 1980 dimana beberapa buah negara telah memboikot sukan tersebut kesan daripada pencerobohan ke atas Afghanistan oleh tentera Russia. Dalam sukan tersebut negara kita juga turut memboikot dan pasukan bolasepak negara kita yang layak ke Olimpik itu tidak menyertainya.

Regency Tanjung Tuan Beach Resort, Port Dickson

After laying off for about three months I start traveling again. This time to Port Dickson for a two night stay at Regency Tanjung Tuan Beach Resort. This is the second time staying here, the last was in 1995 when I attended the induction course here and stayed for two weeks.

The resort situated next to the beach facing the Straits of Malacca. Location wise it can be considered central between Port Dickson Town and other resort along the beach leading South towards Malacca.

From the resort one can view the Straits and usually will not miss ships sailing along it. The Straits of Malacca is one of the most used seaway for ships from Europe to the Far East.

The view of the Straits of Malacca from the sixth floor three room apartment.

Facilities :

Two blocks of three and two rooms apartments.
Swimming pool with kids pool. At the time I was there life guards were always on standby.
Tennis court, Futsal court
PS2 video games terminals.
FREE Wifi at the 24 hours Api-Api Coffee Terrace and at the Coconut Grove. However at the time I was there I can receive the signal (2 bars) but can’t get logged to the internet.

Guest Facilities (From Resort Website)

  • self-contained deluxe apartments (1-3 bedrooms) & penthouse (4 bedrooms)
  • complete with 24-hour reception and security service, living room, air-conditioning and hot water, bathroom, dry kitchen, television with selected ASTRO channels, built-in cabinets and refrigerator
  • complete seminar and conference facilities
  • Al fresco dining at the Coconut Grove beach front, open display kitchen
  • Api-Api Coffee Terrace, serving western and local dishes
  • barbeque facilities (by arrangement)
  • beach volleyball, tennis and squash
  • fishing (by arrangement)
  • special packages for company and family outings
  • swimming pool
  • water sports
  • gymnasium

The resort also provide other recreation activities and the rate is HERE.

I’ll let the pictures do that talking.

The swimming pool with a 9 feet deep end. Also found is kids pool.

Coconut Grove to sit an relax in the evening. Opened till midnight. Movies are screened here. However the sound from the movie distracts guest in the rooms when the movie ends at about 2.00 a.m.

Sit and relax over ABC (Air Batu Campur) . Shaved ice with an array of beans. Sweet.

Quite a nice spot to watch the sunset.

PS II station for gamers.

For further assistance call: (03) 2715 7927/7928 or fax: (03) 2715 4899

Selamat Menyambut Maulidur Rasul 1429

Pada 12 Rabiul Awal bersamaan 20hb Mac 2008 ialah hari sambutan Maulidur Rasul sempena memperingati hari kelahiran junjungan besar Nabi Muhammad S.A.W.

Ensaiklopedia bebas Wikipedia memuatkan yang berikut, Kita dapat lihat betapa besarnya kelebihan orang yang memuliakan majlis keputeraan Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, kerana bila berniat sahaja hendak mengadakan Maulud Nabi, sudah pun dikira mendapat pahala dan dimuliakan. Sememangnya bernazar untuk melakukan sesuatu yang baik merupakan doa dan dikira amal salih.

Di Kuala Lumpur tahun ini, sambutan Maulidur Rasul diadakan di Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil.