Najib has unleashed his own battle cry in his quest to win the minds and hearts of all Malaysians. Hence "1 Malaysia" is his appeal to fellow Malaysians to regroup towards creating a better Malaysia in terms of racial harmony, economic strength, social integration, cultural interaction and political stability.
After the 2008 General Elections and the ensuing episodes especially on the country's political stage, this is indeed a tall order, but one that is worth pursuing.
"1 Malaysia" is a timely wake-up call for Malaysians to preserve the peace, harmony, tolerance, progress and stability which we have enjoyed for so long.
Our PM has just announced that the new Information, Communication, Arts and Culture Minister is Dato'Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim.
A veteran politician and an articulate speaker with a doctorate in law, he is, in my opinion an appropriate choice. I attended a few briefings in which he took centre stage and I must say, the man was quite impressive.
His sense of dressing hence his attire is quite different from his peers, I notice.
Am looking forward to his leadership as I believe he has the potential to inspire.
Datuk Seri Najib is hours away from taking office as our sixth PM. Surely someone somehow will come up with a favorite "petname".
Tun Mahathir was popular with Dr M. Datuk Seri Abdullah was Pak Lah.
Mebbe Rosmah has a name just waiting to be revealed to the press. Or mebbe the media people themselves already has a name waiting for the right moment to publish it to the world. Who knows a childhood name might surface.
I think few would disagree when Alleycat's David Arumugam (DA) was recently conferred the Datukship by the Sultan of Pahang.
For Datuk DA (and his late brother) was the crooner who belted love ballads which had enligthened our lives esp in the 80's. Remember Jika Kau Bercinta Lagi, Seribu Bintang, Kerana Kau, Andainya Ku Pergi Dulu... These songs meant so much to us.
At last the mascot for SUKMA XIII Melaka 2010 is revealed - officially that it is. As widely anticipated, the so-called cunning kancil which symbolises Melaka's rich history is the obvious choice. And it is named "Tuah". Why? Kau fikirlah sendiri .....!!!!!!!
The official logo also depicts the sang kancil. Its theme song is beautiful too. All these were launched at the concourse of the Dataran Pahlawan on February 5th.
The main venue for this 13th Malaysia Games is Stadium Hang Jebat at Paya Rumput.
As if harga barang in town is not enough to drive you crazy, now they want us to buy new helmets! Why? Because some smart alec says that half-shell helmets (conveniently called tortoise) are not safe anymore. Excuse me! Have been wearing mine (coveted SGV brand and approved by SIRIM some more) since time immemorial.
And worse still this guy from the Road Safety Dept has the nerve to compare it with the toy helmet for kids! Memanglah helmet toy (yang sama shape) ya sik boleh pakei! Yang diapprove SIRIM lainlah, bodo!!!
Aiya! Why do some people in authority can be so s*****?
After this don't be surprised if the same guy asks car drivers to wear helmet too. That will be the day.
Doesn't seem to be quite a sound theory, even to a simple layman like me.
But that seems to be the idea behind the decision by the PSD to slash the number of annual leave of civil servants from the current 30 days to 25 though they are given options either to stick to their current entitlement of 30 days or sacrifice the five days. Newly recruited officers are automatically given 25 days.
A head-spinning decision. Funny still, a deadline of December 31st is given to those who are thinking about opting to let go the five days.
There will be lots of intepretation on this after news about its implementation come January 1st 2009 was published in the local media yesterday and today. But it is still an awkward decison to me.