Sibu – City In The Making Only If ….

On 25th May 2011, Borneo Post news on the “Masing questions alleged transfer of 80,000 teachers”gave Sarawakian quite a bit of material to discuss in kopitiam over a cup of kopi.

counselling job

Ministry of Education to transfer 80,000 counselling teachers, from Peninsular Malaysia to the state next year, who do not have actual teaching job made Sarawakian wondered what is the purpose of having so many of them here? If Sarawakian do not ask for them why they come? Are our students really having so much problem that we need 80,000 of them to do counselling job. May be we should blame it on the Youtube for publishing ‘bully-case’ of students which prompted Ministry of Education to voluntarily transfer 80,000 specialists (counselling teachers) to do the job for us?

We should be grateful to these 80,000 counselling teachers who are of high morality and will help to boost the morality of the Sarawak state as well as bringing business to hawkers and supermarkets.

However, Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) calls on political leaders to check their facts on education matters with Ministry of Education (MOE) before releasing them in future, to avoid causing alarm and confusion among the public. So Sarawak Teachers’ Union is better informed than YB Masing?

Some Sarawakians always like to cast doubt on almost everything; they doubt the alleged coming of “80,000″ counselling teachers is untrue. They even suspect these 80,000 counselling teachers, despite being told it is no longer true, is more or less here as new voters to give more votes to Barisan Nasional. They even believe these so called 80,000 counselling teachers are UMNO members coming to set up branches here! Isn’t it ridiculous?

But I personally feel that even if it is true, it will bring more good than bad especially if all of them come to Sibu helping to increase the population of Sibu by 80,000. And if they marry to local the population of Sibu will increase by another 80,000 each year. Sibu population is just 250,000 (or less) therefore by just 3 years time, these 80,000 counselling teachers , only if it is true that they are coming, will help to double Sibu population. By simple arithmetic, Sibu will have enough population in just a few years to become a city! Their coming will definitely bring more cash inflow to Sibu giving everyone businesses. Let us just hope that it will become true next year.

I Love Malaysia, Malaysia Loves Me Too?

PM and DPM didn’t walk the talk?
I love Malaysia
So many evidences show that Malaysian government is continuously not honoring what they said about scholarship for SPM straight A+ students despite PM at so many occasions ensuring that it is the policy of Malaysian government. With such disheartening thing happening every year what would BN leaders expect voters to do in the next election? To support BN?

Straight A policy

To some it is ok to ask BN component parties to help to right the wrong while others just could not accept the fact that double standard used in awarding scholarship. Why these unfortunate students have to go through so many hurdles to get the scholarship when it has been published in newspaper straight A+ students will get their scholarship?

If it is the over-sight of education officers then the officer should be reprimanded for not doing the assigned job properly bringing shame to both Prime Minister and Malaysian government.

If it is done in purpose and against the interest of public and deserving students; it will be shocking to all Malaysians as well as overseas investors. Hopefully, it is just an over-sight of the officer-in-charge. May be the computer system should take the blame for such ‘over-sight’?

It is an old problem re-surfacing every year making Malaysians wondering whether it is done intentionally?

Someone suggested that BN leaders should redesign the selection system whereby JPA be made “color-blind”. Let all the straight candidates send their applications directly to PM office, both bumi or non-bumi, then these applications will be assigned with numbers so that JPA will not know the applicants’ racial identity.

People believe all the unfair incidents and corruptions are done in the grass-root level of the Government.

This has become an annual issue and it should be overcome to prove that Malaysian government is in fact efficient.

Can a family man with Salary RM3,000 survive in Malaysia ..!!!

In FB someone posted the following content:
Can a family man with Salary RM3,000 survive in Malaysia?

Let’s do some simple calculations here.

In Malaysia, the average family income is RM3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn’t).

I understand there are many families whose

monthly income does not reach RM3,000, let’s take RM3,000 Calculation starts… Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam ….. as the figure. Ok lah, right? Electricity and water bill: RM100 (No air-con, No home theatre, No water heater … ok?)

Phone bill ( Telekom): RM100

Meals for a happy family: RM775 (3 meals on RM25/day, RM25 for 4 persons…?)

Papa makan / teh-tarik during working hrs: RM155 (RM5/day, RM5 … can eat what?)

Car repayment: RM400 (A proton saga aeroback, 7 yrs repayment)

Petrol (living in city, traffic-jam): RM300 only can afford one car running)

Insurance: RM650 (kids, wife and myself)

House repayment: RM750 retired still have to work to pay!)

Tuition: RM80 (got that cheap meh? i don’t think so)

Older children pocket money @ school: RM20 (RM1/day, eat bread?)

School fees: RM30 (enough ah?)

School books and etc: RM100 (always got extra to pay in school)

Younger children milk powder: RM50 (cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)

Miscellaneous: RM100 Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so… (shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)

No Astro,

no movie @ cinema,

no DVD,

no CD,

no online,

cannot KFC,

cannot McDonald,

cannot go Park walk during weekend (petrol expensive),
no chit chat on phone with grandparents, and etc…

Let’s use a calculator to total up…

WALAO EH! Shit! RM3,610 What is this?

Inilah Malaysia Boleh… Besides that, I believe in Malaysia population, there are millions of rakyat Malaysia which still don’t earn RM3,000/month!!!

How to change? Don’t eat? Don’t work? Don’t send children to school and study?

Our Deputy Prime Minister asked us to change lifestyle?

How to survive lah tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian ???

EPF belum potong, income tax lagi……..oledi RM3,610 …. already… Sorry …

it should be Malaysians Boleh because we’re still alive and kicking!!

Please forward and comment boleh or tak boleh.

No wonder so many Ah Loong around lah…. ,
It is quite true we all face such situation when we get our first job and collect our first pay.

It is a game of budgeting though it is not a easy one. I went through that too but I managed to survive. Find a new job that could offer better salary but before you do that you have to ‘upgrade and improve’ yourself to make sure you can ‘fetch’ better price

However, after you get a better job and this time don’t overspend if possible