Thursday, April 28, 2011

Summonses issued with photographs of vehicles violating traffic regulations

The Star reported that from May 1, police will issue summonses with photographs of vehicles violating traffic regulations in areas monitored by closed-circuit television (CCTV).

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said Thursday that the new procedure would be used for all traffic offences, including speeding and failure to use seat belts.

He expects the new procedure to leave little chance of mistaken identity.

Continue reading..From May 1, police to issue traffic summonses with photo of vehicle

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wireless Systems

Here is a site for you if you are looking for a point to point wireless network solution or a ptmp network system.

Winncom Technologies is a worldwide distributor and provider of complete networking solutions, wireless and wired. Their unmatched expertise in broadband wireless networking products and full range of network infrastructure and access products by the leading industry manufacturers allows them to sell their products and provide complete solutions for various markets and applications.

Their product range includes accessories, antennas, cables and cable assemblies, Licensed and Unlicensed wireless point to point systems, MESH wireless equipment, and many more. Customers can shop products by category or shop products by manufacturer and they do have a long list of manufacturers they get their products from. Browse the site for the list.

If it's networking solutions you are interested, you can shop by solution type on the website. Winncom Technologies has expertise in many different networking solutions including Commercial Wifi Wireless LAN (including "Hot Spots"), Unlicensed and Licensed Bands Backhaul Point-to-Point, Proprietary Broadband Point-to-Multipoint, WiMAX Broadband Point-to-Multipoint and Security & Surveillance.

Winncom Technologies also provides Engineering services including Point-to-Point link calculation, Indoor Wifi LAN Planner Analysis and others. Financial services are also available including Extended Payment Terms, Equipment Leasing, Credit Card Options and Electronic Payment.

Why not check out their website and sign up for their Newsletter to get the Winncom scoop for the best deals.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Application to replace IC can be done online

Malaysians can now apply for a replacement of their MyKad without having to go to the NRD counters but can do so online through the National Registration Department's (NRD) official website.

Replacement applications involve

1. Damaged chips or cards
2. Normal replacement
3. Replace of lost MyKad, not more than five times

For the moment, payment online for replacement cards could only be made using credit cards. Payment through the e-Banking facility would be made available in the future.

Applications could be made through NRD's portal from 8am to 11pm on Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm on Saturday and 8am to 9pm on Sunday.

Status of MyKad applications can be viewed online. Applicants can also select where to collect their card.

Leadtime for online applications is the same as for counter applications, which is 24 hours for those collecting from the Putrajaya NRD, 10 working days from any other NRD office in the peninsula and 30 working days from any NRD branch in Sabah, Sarawak or Labuan, reported Bernama.

This is the website:
This MyKad Replacement FAQ page may be helpful to provide some answers..

For Malaysians overseas, online application will save you from having to go through the hassle of travelling to Malaysian embassies in the country you are located.

If you have a query as to whether you can have MyKad delivered to you or assign someone else to collect your MyKad on your behalf, the answer is in a comment below.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

EPF hassle-free withdrawal new ruling for MyKad holders

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members can now apply for hassle-free withdrawals at age 50, 55 or for savings of more than RM1 million.

The newly-introduced improvement enables members to make the respective withdrawal applications without the hassle of filling up forms, and producing photocopies of identification card and bank account book.

With the new initiative, members are only required to bring their MyKad and bank account book to any EPF service counter.

Continue reading Hassle-free EPF withdrawals for MyKad holders - The Star

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Puduraya Bus Terminal reopens today

The long wait is finally over. The Puduraya Bus Terminal which was closed in April last year for upgrading works and was supposed to be re-opened in September last year is today reopened. Puduraya as it is commonly referred to is in the vicinity of Chinatown.

Puduraya caters to travellers going south beyond Seremban and intracity routes while Bandar Tasik Selatan station caters to southern destinations from Seremban onwards. Check out maps and find out more about Puduraya Bus Terminal..

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Incentives to lure M'sians to return

The Government hopes to lure more Malaysians working overseas with an income tax rate of 15% for five years and new rules on cars under the Returning Experts Programme.

Opening the Invest Malaysia 2011 conference Tuesday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said:

"I certainly hope the changes will encourage more Malaysians with expertise to return to play an active part in the economic transformation." More..

Source: The Star

Monday, April 11, 2011

Discount party supplies

Parties are great fun. Organizing one though is challenging can hold a lot of fun and excitement. Having a party coming up and are lost for ideas? You anticipate a problem shopping for party items? Here is a site for all things you will need to hold a party, any party.

For birthday party supplies for kids, or if you are planning to host a dinosaur birthday party and need dinosaur birthday party supplies you will find them all at Zurchers Party.

Looking for party ideas and birthday party supplies for kids? Browse their website to find the different themes available for a party, be it for kids, adults, corporate functions, etc. Get discount party supplies, all can be obtained here. They have an amazing array of party supplies from the regular balloons (and there are many choices too), a variety of cakes, candies, craft supplies, gift wrapping, party accessories and party decorations supplies, and many more.

A little about the history of Zurchers Party.

In 1953 Clarence Zurcher opened Zurchers Party Merchandise as a wholesale toy company. Clarence and his son, Robert (Bob) Zurcher, sold their toys to various grocery and convenience stores throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada. Thirty years later in 1983, Bob converted part of the Zurchers Merchandise warehouse in Boise, Idaho, into the first Zurchers Party and Wedding Store.

Over the years, Zurchers Merchandise has continued to expand the Zurchers Party and Wedding Stores, while the wholesale division of the company has been sold. Bob still owns and operates all eleven Zurchers Party and Wedding Stores throughout Utah and Idaho. With the help of his three sons, they have turned Zurchers into a family-owned, locally-operated business.

The success of Zurchers Merchandise is the result of the owners' unwavering commitment to honest business practices, low prices, and the highest quality customer service.

Happy shopping at Zurchers Party Merchandise and Happy Partying!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Are there fake eggs in Malaysia?

A homemaker in Penang lodged a report with the Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) suspecting eggs that she bought from a market could have been fake eggs. This led to investigations by the Health Ministry and some egg samples were seized for testing, results of which are pending.

It has been reported that fake eggs were actually being sold in China for the last 10 years.

Image source: The Star

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Govt gives Green light to import and print the Bible locally in all languages

Never before since the racial riots in 1969 has racial tension been more severe than now in Malaysia. The most recent issue is on the import of the Bible in the local Malay language.

A shipment of 30,000 copies of the Bible in Kuching and another 5,100 copies in Port Klang (West Malaysia) were on hold and eventually approved to be released. This was only possible on requirement of them being serialised and stamped "For Christians Only" before they could be released through Customs. After protests by Christian bodies, serialisation was dropped leaving just the stamp. This was viewed by Christians as a defacement of the holy book.

After a dialogue with Christian groups to look into specific requests on the Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia Bible and also other religious issues and taking into account the polarity of views of the different religious groups, including the Muslims, the Government decided to give the green light for the import and printing of the Bible locally in all languages. A 10-point solution was drawn up to resolve the dispute which was very well-received.

A step in the right direction of racial harmony and religious freedom in a democracy, I should say. Afterall, Malaysia is a secular country according to the Constitution.

Historic moment - Selangor assembly passes Freedom of Information Act

Aprl 1, 2011 -
This is a historic moment for the state of Selangor, one of four states in Malaysia run by the Opposition Party. In fact, it is also a milestone for Malaysia.

From The Star..

The Selangor Freedom of Information Enactment 2010, which will allow the public access to state documents, was passed at the state assembly here Friday after the third reading was tabled.

According to State executive councillor Elizabeth Wong, who tabled the bill for the third reading, "No other states have dared to implement the Freedom of Information Enactment. This is a product of the people's power."

Full article: The Star..Selangor assembly passes Freedom of Information Act

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Formula One street demonstration in Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Grand Prix is slated to be this weekend, April 8-10, at Sepang. If you happen to be in KL tomorrow, you may want to head on over for a chance to see David Coulthard in action.

Formula 1 legend and former Red Bull Racing driver David Coulthard will entertain the shopping crowd tomorrow by giving a demonstration of the awesome power of a Formula 1 car along the famous thoroughfare of Jalan Bukit Bintang against the unusual backdrop of megamalls like Pavilion, Starhill and Lot 10.

The Red Bull Speed Street show car event will last about an hour.

Image source: The Star

Friday, April 01, 2011

Ron 97 petrol up by 20 sen to RM2.70

The Star reported that the price of RON97 petrol will go up by 20 sen to RM2.70 per litre effective midnight tonight. The increase is due to the rise in the price of crude oil to US$114 per drum this week from US$105.

RON95 petrol remains at RM1.90 per litre.

Floods hit Thailand

If you are planning to head out on a holiday to southern Thailand this period, especially on one of the islands off the coast, you may want to hold on to your plan for now. Read updates from The Star..

BANGKOK (AP): Thailand's navy used helicopters and an aircraft carrier on Thursday to rescue more than 800 tourists stranded by heavy rains on the country's picturesque southern islands.

Nearly a week of torrential rains has caused flooding and landslides in southern Thailand that killed at least 17 Thais and left tourists stranded on islands in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand, where ferry services were canceled due to rough water.

The flooding has affected 840,000 people in eight southern provinces and inundated 61 highways, the Department of Disaster Prevention said Thursday.

Some 730 travelers, mostly foreigners, spent the night camped on mats aboard the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, the Royal Thai Navy's sole aircraft carrier, after being evacuated from the island of Koh Tao, according to a statement from the navy and Thai television news reports.

The navy said it also rescued more than a hundred people from other islands including Koh Phangan, known for its raucous all-night beach bash, the Full Moon Party.

Thai TV coverage showed parents clutching their babies on the aircraft carrier's deck and smiling backpackers giving a thumbs-up and taking pictures of their military rescue.

US, Australian, French, British and Russian citizens were among those rescued, the Tourism Ministry said. They were being transported to destinations such as Bangkok and Pattaya.

Airlines resumed service to the resort island of Samui after its international airport was closed for several days.

Thailand's weather bureau forecast the rain would stop this weekend but warned of wind and 6-foot (2-meter) waves, making it unsafe for small boats.

Source: The Star

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