P51 Bukit Gelugor

Since 2004 Bukit Gelugor has been the late Karpal Singh’s den and now it will be taken over by his son, Ramkarpal. During the last General Election, Karpal garnered 55,839 votes defeating BN’s candidate who only manage to get 14,061 votes. There were 69,900 voters who voted and late Karpal Singh won by a 41,778 majority.

Today 25th May 2014, his son is on the seat to continue his legacy. Ramkarpal won in the by-election with  41,242 votes to beat PCM’s Vice President Datuk Huan who gained  3583 votes. Majority is 37,659

Datuk Huan Cheng Guan and both Independant candidate Mohammad Nabi Bux and Abu Backerboth lost their deposit when they only manage to get 799 and 255 votes respectively.

This graphic below was the result of the 13th General election for the constituency.

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Voter turnout is 56.4% or 46,099 votes cast. Tereh are 539 spoilt vote.

 

Whats In A Cadbury

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Cadbury confectionery Malaysia recalled two of their product after it was found to contain porcine.  The “panic alert” came after posting on social media that the Health Ministry’s finding that two of their product contain traces of pig DNA.

Two Cadbury’s product that was found to contain porcine are Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut (with batch number 200813M01H I2 that expires on Nov 13, 2014) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond (with batch number 221013N01R I1 that expires on Jan 15, 2015) 

This post about the findings released on 27th February 2014 sparked the alert.

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This press Release below was posted on Kementerian Kesihatan’s Facebook.  KKM

This is what Wikipedia mention about Cadbury.

Cadbury is a British multinational confectionery company owned by Mondelēz International. It is the second largest confectionery brand in the world after Wrigley’s. Cadbury is headquartered in Uxbridge, London, and operates in more than fifty countries worldwide.

Cadbury is best known for its confectionery products including the Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg, and the Roses selection box.

Cadbury was established in Birmingham in 1824, by John Cadbury who sold tea, coffee and drinking chocolate. Cadbury developed the business with his brother Benjamin, followed by his sons Richard and George. George developed the Bournville estate, a model village designed to give the company’s workers improved living conditions. Dairy Milk chocolate, introduced in 1905, used a higher proportion of milk within the recipe compared with rival products. By 1914, the chocolate was the company’s best-selling product.

Cadbury merged with J. S. Fry & Sons in 1919, and Schweppes in 1969. Cadbury was a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 from the index’s 1984 inception until the company was bought by Kraft Foods in 2010.

Cadbudy’s social media release on 24 May 2014 mentions:

We have been made aware of certain information being distributed on social media with regards to our Cadbury Dairy Milk products. 

We would like to reassure our consumers that we employ stringent quality procedures to ensure that our products are of the highest standard of safety and quality.

Care is taken with all the ingredients and production processes.

All our products manufactured in Malaysia are halal-certified by JAKIM.

We follow rigorous processes in making our chocolate to maintain our certification.

Another follow up from the above release mentions

We at Cadbury would like to respond to the report dispersed by Ministry of Health, Malaysia, earlier today. 

We were informed that Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut (with batch number 200813M01H I2 that expires on Nov 13, 2014) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond (with batch number 221013N01R I1 that expires on Jan 15, 2015) analyzed by Ministry of Health tested positive for traces of porcine DNA. We have taken immediate action by recalling the products from the above two batches.

No other Cadbury chocolates are affected by this test.

We are undertaking a full review of the supply chain to ensure all quality standards continue to be met. We would like to reassure our consumers that all Cadbury chocolates manufactured in Malaysia are halal-certified by JAKIM, which includes the locations and raw materials used in the production of these products. We employ stringent quality procedures to ensure that our products are of the highest standard of safety and quality. 

Thank you for your continued support of Cadbury.

Following the KKM’s Press Release Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, JAKIM suspended the HALAL Certificate issued to Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia for both products.

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#VMY2014 Instagram Photo Contest

Head over to MaTIC at Jalan Ampang this weekend for the Citrawarna and Citarasa 2014 and if you are on Instagram, you can try your skills to win cash prizes worth RM4,600. This will be the first ever Instagram photo contest and no signup required. Just be on Instagram and you coud be richer by a few thousand dollars.

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Terms and Conditions can he viewed HERE.

Meanwhile you can also attend a Instagram Talk at the same venue and details are here

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Get more tips and information about Instagramming from travel blogger David Hogan Jr. of Malaysia-Asia

Jangan Tiup Minuman Panas Anda

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Saya ingin berkongsi info ini untuk kebaikan semua pembaca. Ia bukanlah tulisan saya tetapi apa yang saya baca dalam Facebook yang dipost dalam page Mukjizat Sholat Dan Doa .

Dari Ibnu Abbas radhiyallahu ‘anhuma,

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَهَى أَنْ يُتَنَفَّسَ فِي الإِنَاءِ أَوْ يُنْفَخَ فِيهِ
Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam melarang bernafas di dalam gelas atau meniup isi gelas. (HR. Ahmad 1907, Turmudzi 1888, dan dishahihkan Syuaib Al-Arnauth).

Inilah jawabannya

Nabi melarang sahabatnya meniup air panas yang akan diminum. Beliau tidak menerangkan tetapi melarang keras hal tersebut. Ternyata dalam penelitian sains, air panas (H2O) yang bertemu dengan karbondioksida (CO2) yang dihembuskan olehmulut, maka akan menghasilkan persenyawaan H2CO3 (asam karbonat). Dan jika asam karbonat itu masuk dalam tubuh manusia,maka dapat menyebabkan penyakit jantung.

Selepas membaca posting tersebut, saya juga membuat carian di internet berkaitan perkara tersebut. Saya copy maklumat berkenaan untuk tatapan kita bersama.

Maklumat di bawah saya perolehi dari The Way fo Living

Blow hot food to make it cold actually is the bad habit and should be avoided but some of us do not realize it & even practice it every day for himself and the kids but also hand down the wrong knowledge to the little kids to follow.
Hot food and drinks emits water vapor which is H2O. When we blow it, we give our excretions gas containing carbon dioxide which is C02. When water vapor mixed with carbon dioxide gas it will react and produce carbonic acid which is acidic.
H2O + CO2 -> H2CO3
In our blood was found H2CO3 useful to organize pH in blood. Blood is Buffer (solution to maintain pH) to maintain the weak acid condition in H2CO3 in form HCO3 to ensure the blood has a pH of between 7:35 to 7:45 with the following reaction:
CO2 + H20 <= H2CO3 => HCO3- + H+
Body using pH buffer in the blood as a protector from the changes that occur suddenly in blood pH. When there is a change, it may cause blood pH balance can not be maintained in the normal state whether it is more acidic or alkaline and this would interfere with the system.
What happens after we eat or drink that food is, it will increase the acidity of blood and cause a condition where the blood will become more acidic (pH decreased).
Along with the decrease in blood pH, breathing becomes more rapid as the body attempts to stabilize blood acidity in normal phase by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide.
The kidneys are also trying to overcome the problem by issuing more acid through urine.But both mechanisms would be useless if the body continues to produce too much acid.
In long-term it will cause asthma, drowsiness, nausea and thinking problems due to the body can not function properly. Until it can cause low blood pressure, stroke, and even can cause coma and death.
Apart from that, the human exhaled air content bacteria that can cause human. Therefore, try to avoid blow hot food. So, the best way is wait until it cold because eating hot food were not recommended.

Dyana The Crowd Puller

At first everyone’s attention were focused to Bukit Jelutong by-election after its MP, Karpal Singh passed away in a road accident. Everything moves at a normal pace as any by-election but the mood was a bit dampen because BN decided not to contest the DAP fort. The late Karpal Singh held the Bukit Gelugor seat since 2004 until his demise on April 17 2014.

On nomination day five prospective MP submitted their nomination papers but only four was accepted. Another candidate did not have his deposit to contest. Without BN candidate, nomination process was very peaceful.

All of a sudden a pretty young lady pulled everybodys attention to Telok Intan for another by-election. Most political fans quite forget that Bukit Jelutong polling day is not over yet. The campaign had been going on.

A new young lawyer became a crowd puller and made BN press the panic button. Their paid cyber troopers started their usual defamation antics by scouring the net searching for photos that can smear Dyana Sofia’s image so voters shy away from voting her. They found a Filipino look-a-like of Pauleen Luna.

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Smear tactic campaign has been part and parcel of BN’s Trademark. Not satisfied, the cybertroopers came up with another photoshopped photo of Dyana cuddling a dog. The original photo was Dyana cuddling a cat.

On another note, Bukit Gelugor candidate from DAP too, is not spared. Now he is accused as being gay since he is a bachelor even though he is in his late 30s. What a dirty politic BN is using when they do not have any clear matured issues that can help voters choose their representative. Luckily the voters has brain compared to the cybertroopers.

Mengapa Saya Tidak Yakin Dengan Testomonial?

Setiap kali anda melihat sesuatu produk dipromosi dalam talian, pasti akan diikuti dengan beberapa testimonial. Biasanya testimonial ini dalam bentuk screen capture. Testimonial ini salah satu aspek penting dalam pemasaran tetapi sejauh manakah testomonial itu benar adalah dipertikaikan. 

Saya sebagai pengguna telah membeli satu produk beberapa ketika dahulu. Jika berdasarkan testimonial produk itu adalah sesuatu yang ajaib dan boleh memberi kesan di luar jangkaan. Hanya beberapa hari sahaja dah nampak buktinya. Namun apabila mencuba untuk satu bulan, tidak ada apa-apa kesan sedikit pun. Jadi saya pun tidak meneruskan untuk bulan kedua dan ketiga. Namun kepada mereka yang terdesak pasti akan terus membeli kesan testomonial. 

Mengapa saya tidak yakin dengan testimonial ialah kerana ia boleh dibuat-buat. Ajak saja beberapa rakan untuk cakap keberkesanan produk berkenaan. Berutus-utus dalam Whatsapps, Instagram atau lain-lain alikasi komunikasi. Kemudian buat print screen dan upload ke Facebook misalnya dan bakal pengguna yang terdesak akan membeli. Satu lagi sebab saya kurang yakin dengan ketulenan testimonial ialah dakwaan yang melampau-lampau tentang keberkesanan produk berkenaan. 

Sebelum membeli sesuatu produk yang saya perlukan, saya biasanya cari dari sumber-sumber lain seperti posting blog atau pengeluar produk berkenaan kerana ia lebih meyakinkan berbanding testimoni dari screen capture yang bagi saya deceiving. Testimoni screen capture menunjukkan yang penjual produk itu terdesak hendak menjual produknya, Itu pandangan saya. 

Is Civic Mindedness Degrading?

What I am posting here is from what I observe and experience.

A young Malay mum maybe aged mid or late 20s sitting on the LRT. She was busy texting on her phone based on her speed of her finger. On her lap is her baby sleeping. There was a Chine lady, fit to be compared as a mother to her, sitting two passengers away from her relised the the baby’s shirt was pulled up exposing the navel areas. With a motherly instinct she pulled down the shirt to cover baby’s exposed navel areas while her mother was busy texting.

The baby’s mother gave a glance to the Chinese women and I saw no thank you remark either verbally or physically. Well, at least just a simple smile for someone who cares for the baby with no blood relation at all.

Earlier when I boarded the particular coach, two young Malay women stood up leaving the seat vacant. I felt that they are leaving the seat to me due to my golden age perks. Immediately one Chinese couple lovers maybe in their late teens tried to move onto the seat but another elderly man about my age sat and the lovers dismissed their intention to take the seat.

I am not asking for people to give me seating priority on public transports but any one with some civic mind will always respect others especially the elders irrespective of race and creed. I actually get such priorities from young man and women but sometimes do not take it on short stretches because standing actually train your muscle to adapt and support your weight as you aged.

Does Malaysian’s have manners? I might agree to some extend but at public transport stations, there even Non Malaysians who do not show any manners too. Maybe because its in Malaysia that we come to that such perspective even though its true. Every time when you want to enter either the train or bus, there will always be people who do not respect others. People who do not know how to Q up or let other alight first before entering. Pushing and shoving others in front is a normal practice. Arriving late and walk straight to the front of the line is normal practice. All these practices are just normal for those who have no civic in their mind and act to fulfill their selfishness

Those are my real life experience, a few sights that we can see on public transport.

Bye Bye Trend Micro

I thought buying a new Internet Security protection as a change can still make me  at ease when surfing the internet. However I was wrong. All these years I have been protected by Karspesky but after the last Kaspersky Tech Titan expired, I thought I want to make some change in protection. The normal practice for Malaysians in Klang Valley to congregate at Low Yatt Plaza where you can find anything tech.

Shopping around for the best price, I go for Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security.

The prelude to my “nightmare” with Trend Micro begins when I tried to install it on my laptop since my PC still is still being protected by Kaspersky and I need to uninstall it first. I forget the password and can’t uninstall it. However Kaspersky responded to my email on how to uninstall it.

Installation on my PC succeeded but not on my laptop for the second user licence. Everytime my effort ended with this Error Code

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Then I roped in my hacker friend but he too gave up and recommended me make a U turn to Kaspersky. Of course I emailed to Trend Micro Malaysia but was asked to call the hotline. I called the hotline but was attended by a English speaking guy which I found out later the number directed me to Trend Micro Philippines. He gave me the solution but as usual came to a dead end.

I still tried and tried and then it was successful but attached with a new problem. I can’t scan or modify the settings. Again I emailed the guy John, about the new problem and he replied with the solution. Uninstall and make some modification to the basic settings which I did. However it still ended with the Error #1603, 3002, OxeO1a00c. After a few more tries, then the last straw that broke the camel’s back. I gave up.

I downloaded Kaspersky online and buy the 1PC Licence. Since I had already installed the Trial copy that I downloaded, and with the licence number keyed in, my Internet Security is protecting me in less than 5 minutes from I press Enter.

When trying to look for greener pasture, it doesn’t mean that the new pasture is better than what you have.

I was surprised when I was told that there is no technician at Trend Micro Malaysia who can give hands on solution to my problem. Last year when I have installation problem, I was asked to take my laptop to Kaspersky Malaysia Office and let their technician see whats the problem. So it seems Trend micro Malaysia is just interested in selling but not embarking on after sales service.

I know a bit here and there about the technicalities of the computer but what about those who are really blank about it? After Sales service is the most important department in any product supplied or sold by the dealers and should not be neglected.

If You Travel Oversea

A friend emailed me this information about travelers falling victim to scams while they are overseas. USA Today reported a frequent traveler had been scammed while in Beijing. I would like to share this with my readers who love to travel the world. You might not know what the nightmare is when on a foreign soil.

Scammers target traveler because they are easy target since they are new to the location and not well verse about it. They too do not have much time to stay over a longer period and these scammers hits and the possibility getting out safe is high when the victim has to leave.

USA Today also reported about scams at other places such as Argentina, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Isreal, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Thailand and United Kingdom.

At the end of the article USA Today also list out some tips on how to stay safe when oversea.

How to stay safe overseas

The State Department offers tips that may help travelers avoid being victims of scams or petty crimes abroad:

Before departing, read the warnings and alerts on the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs site for the country you are traveling to.

Don’t bring valuables and irreplaceable items, but, if you do, use a hotel’s safe. Carry only the cash, credit cards and belongings needed for each outing.

Put your passport in a pocket with a zipper or another safe enclosure.

Be very cautious when using ATMs to protect against theft of card information.

Be wary of people who aim to extort a bribe by posing as undercover police or public transportation inspectors.