Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Paul the Octopus DIED

Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year's football World Cup in South Africa for his flawless record in predicting game outcomes, has died, his aquarium in Germany said on Tuesday.

"Management and staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre were devastated to discover that oracle octopus Paul, who achieved global renown during the recent World Cup, had passed away overnight," the aquarium said in a sombre statement.

He whom predicted all the matches in World Cup 2010 accurately was even used to predict who will win the 2012 German General election, which is now kept secretly.

Anyway, he only lived for 2 years, but his memories will be there forever. Rest In Peace Paul.

Development to destroy sports

When Malaysia performed well in recent Commonwealth games, the government said that they will cultivate more sports activities at grassroots level. To produce the first Gold medalist in Olympics starts with young talents. But young talents needs basic facilities.

But with current development and proposed projects in Klang Valley, looks like its going to be in ash.

Here's my experience:

1. Stadium Merdeka - could be demolished and 'Warisan Merdeka" could be build.
2. KTM Football Field (Jalan Ipoh) - YTL took over and they plan to build a condominium soon
3. SMP Jalan Ipoh - half of the field has one for science lab and the track has been demolished and now being used as car park.
4. Setapak High School - half of the football field was used to build a mosque.
5. Brickfields football field - now being used as florist and barber shops.

This what I have seen in KL. But I don't know how many more to go.

How to build sports culture if you are just focusing on making money and profit.

Building to destroy

The recent budget announcement which includes RM5billion worth of constucting 100 storey building called "Warisan Merdeka". They will be demolishing the current Stadium Merdeka an will build this building.

This is skycrapper sould nurture and build nations economy as per "Jibby" but this mega project prooves that our PM is cultivating "Mahaterism". The country doesnt need a high rise building for time being. What we need is better security and safety features for the public, wuality education and effective transportation.

Looks like Our Prime Minister, Jibby, is digging his own grave yard and ensuring that BN will loose the 2/3 majority again in GE-13. He just wants to show his ego and let people to remember what he contributed to the country.

In addition, to close off altantuya case, this is another way to divert the focus.

The place at Jalan maharajalela already pack liked sardin, with huge trafic congestion daily, with another 100storey building, it is going to make things worse. Why can Jibby, allocate the 5billion for effective transportation system for Klang Valley.

Lim Guan Eng said that RM5bil can increase to RM10bil.

More RM, RM(Rosmah Mansor) will be happy.

We are more corrupted than before

Malaysia’s 2010 CPI score has declined slightly from 4.5 to 4.4, with the country ranking remaining at 56th (of 178 countries) (2009: 47th).

The main reasons are due to:
1. Lingam Tape
2. PKFZ issue
3. No open tender for goverment projects

Know This SPORTS PERSON - Flo Jo

Her nails
One legged suit

Seoul Olympics winner

Ronald Reegan (USA President) presenting Athlete of the Year

Stylish sprinter
Florence Griffith Joyner aka "Flo Jo" born in Los Angeles and educated& trained at Calirfonia State University.
After winning a silver medal in the 200-meter dash in the 1984 Olympics, she went into semiretirement. She returned to competition in 1987, taking second place at the World Championship Games in Rome.
After rigorous training she made a highly dramatic comeback in the trials for the 1988 Olympic Games. Her prowess, along with her glamour and eye-catching clothes, made "Flojo" a media sensation and one of the highest-paid sports figures in the world.
She dazzled the world with her six-inch long fingernails and sexy running attire, scorching tracks and retinas with her line of skin-tight negligées, some of which she dubbed "one-leggers."

In 1988, at the Olympic Games in Seoul, she won gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter races and in the 400-meter relay; she took the silver in the 1600-meter relay. Since then she has devoted her time to commercial enterprises, writing, and modeling.
In 1989 she announced her retirement from track, although she continued to coach her husband, Al Joyner, a champion jumper whom she married in 1987.
She is the current world record holder for 100M (10.49 seconds) and 200M(21.34 seconds). The closest was Marion Jones with timing of 10.75secs.
Her death at age of 38 brought rumours that she may have used performance enhancing drugs.
Looks like it may take another 10 years to produce another Flo Jo / Lady Usain Bolt.
Her famous quotes:
I don't play around. I want to get on the track, get the job done and get off.
Nothing is going to be handed to you -- you have to make things happen

Asian Games Target

Yesterday, our National Sports Council Director, Datuk Zolkples Embong announced that we will be going for a another record which is obtaining 9 Gold medals.

Our previous record was at Doha 2006, wher we hauled 8gold, 17silver and 17 bronze.

After creating a new record at recent Commonwealth Games, he is confident that Malaysia can again go and beat the odds to achieve more medals.

Our gold mines for this games will be from Squash, Bowling, Cycling and possibly from Badminton, Equastrian, Karate, Wushu, Swimming and Diving.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

KNOW This Person - M.Ramachandran

The only athlete to win 5 SEA GAMES consecutively. 10 gold in 5 years for SEA GAMES. He was awarded as Olympian of the year for 2003.

1 month before 1997 SEA GAMES, his wife passed away, but he was still strong, to come back with 2 gold medal.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Me with Ultra-marathoner Jeff Ooi

Going the final hill

Medal Back version

Medal Front Version

My 2nd experience running in UPM after 4 years. I didn't knew the route as I didn't take part last year. I knew it will be chalengging as it's organised by Pacesetters whom always adds the spice to the soup.

But something screwed with the tournament is the bib distribution. They didn't state the exact location at UPM for the collection. That made me to go round and round and finally asked the security guard.

Due to a lot of participants, the starting lane was like "sardin tin". I had to start from outside. I started slow and that made some of the runners to break the gap from me.

Suddenly saw Hamidon, Alam Shah, Wah Sing and Kenny Tan overtaking me. But I just maintained my pace. As the ladies started before us, i had to run zig zag zt certain point of the race.

It was good that they had 2 water station, as I can feel the humid half way of the race. The route was hilly (up and down hills). The finishing will be the remarkable as it was uphill at final 500M and last 200M is the track.

I manage to overtake 2 runners at the uphill and another 2 of them at the track. At the finishing lane, I was awarded the medal and collected the goddie bag which was filled with musle cream, 7up revive can and mineral water bottle.

My timing was 50:14. Though I didn't target for this run, but it boosted my confidence to do better for Penang Bridge.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

First Ladies Summit a waste of public funds

Recently, held First Ladies Summit held which was organised by Datuk Seri Utama Rosmah Mansor and officiated by Datuk Seri Najib.

I thought it's going to be a grand event, but end of the day it was only attended by 15 countries and most of them were from African Continent. Even our neighbouring countries i.e Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei didn't send any representative.

Sad to say, the First Ladies Summit was a "half-past six" conference, judging from the attendance rate, where more than 90 percent of all the First ladies in the world were absent!

That " 1 Fat mama" eat our money as if it was a African Nations meeting.

Gold medalist in Delhi

Medal 1: Amirul Amizan (Weightlifting)
Medal 2: Arico Jumith (Weightlifting)
Medal 3: Nicol David (Squash)
Medal 4: Badminton Mixed Team
Medal 5: Josiah Ng (Cycling)
Medal 6: Nur Suriyani & Nur Ayuni (Shooting)
Medal 7: Pandelela Renong (Diving)
Medal 8: Bibiana Ng (Shooting)
Medal 9: Koo Kien Kiat & Chin Eeh Hui (Badminton)
Medal 10: Elaine Koon (Rythemic Gymnastics)
Medal 11: Lee Chong Wei (Badminton)
Medal 12: Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong (Badminton)

Overall 12 golds from 7 sports compared to 2006 (6 golds - 3 sports), 2002(7 golds - 3 sports) and 1998 (10 golds -7 sports).

Friday, October 15, 2010

Analysis of Malaysian Athletes at Delhi 2010

Here's my own analysis about the Malaysian team and how they fared in the tournament:

Nothing much was expected from them, apart from National record as they are against world leaders from Jamaica, England, Australia and Kenya. Still it was a quiet showcase from Rosalinda Samsu, Lee Hup Wei, M.Vadivelan, P.Yuvaraj and co.

G.Saravanan was the last athlete to win Gold and it's still in quest for another athletics hero. Looks like MAAU needs a major revamp.
Verdict: Below Expectation

After the world Championship & Olympics, there were hopes that a medal of any color can be expected from the team. And they did it by getting a silver through men recurve team. The ladies just slipped the chance to grab the bronze.
Verdict: Meet Expectation

One gold was expected but they delivered 2(Amirul Amizan & Arico Jumith) with bonus medals from the lady. Total haul: 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 bronze.
Verdict: Exceeded Expectation

One gold was expected and another medal of a color. It was delivered but not from the expected person. Josiah Ng was a surprise package to win after Azizul was disqualified. In addition Rizal got us a silver and they 3 got us the bronze. 1st time getting medal from track cycling. The road racers ended empty handed.
Verdict: Meet Expectation

Our regular gold mine. We expected 4 gold and it was delivered. We could have gone better if Wong Mew Choo got over Saina. We have got the mixed doubles title for the 1st time and successfully defended the Men Singles title since 1990. Datuk Lee became the only 2nd athlete to defend the title after Rashid Sidek. When I was watching him playing, he didn't use much of smashes and was playing fancy/trendy game with the opponents. Same goes to Kien Kiat and Boon Heong, when they can even estimate the shuttle is going out of court without looking at it.
We repeated the 2006 success, hope can sweep all out in Glasgow.
Verdict: Meet Expectation

All were boxed and they returned home even before the event officially closed. They were targeting for a bronze at least but it all went as smoke in the air.
Verdict: Below Expectation

Again going against world class athletes from Australia, Canada & England is a challenge but they still come back with pride as there more than 5 national records were broken. Some was outstanding for more than 10 years.
Verdict: Meet Expectation

We expected medals from them but Pandela Renong came with big surprise of winning gold for 10Mtr platform. In addition they also won 1 silver and a bronze. represented by athletes from SUKMA and ASEAN schools, gave them a good exposure for upcoming Asian Games.
Verdict: Exceeded Expectations

Synchronised Swimming
We nearly grabbed a medal through Katrina Ann Hadi but missed by 1 point for a bronze. They were selected through ASEAN schools and SUKMA, thus exposure is much needed.
Verdict: Meet expectations

They went there at least to win a match but ended up being the meat for the rest. They finished last in the tournament and win less.
Verdict: Below expectations

They were merely fresh faces and again got through ASEAN schools championship, thus not much hopes were placed on them. They came back empty handed but with valuable experience.
Verdict: Meet Expectations

Rhythmic Gymnastics
We last won gold in 1998 and it was repeated in Delhi. Surprise package of Elaine Khoo got us a gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze and she is capable of representing her country again in 2014.
verdict: Exceeded expectations

Table Tennis
Singapore is the favorite with the imported players and they have proved it. We targeted a bronze and we got it through women team event. Singaporeans were the hurdles for us in the individual event and we could not get through them easily.
Verdict: Meet Expectations

We targeted 1 gold but surprisingly Bibiana Ng got us another one. We even had Father Son combination to win a silver medal. Overall we had 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 bronze in the event.
Verdict: Exceeded Expectations

Lawn Bowl
We had the flag barrier in the team, Siti Zalina whom was gunning for her 3rd consecutive gold medal. In addition the team was confident of grabbing 4 gold out of 6. As Murphy strikes, they ended up with just 1 silver and 1 bronze. Moreover Siti Zalina came back empty handed. A total let down.
Verdict: Below Expectation

We had our darling Nicol to deliver her the elusive gold, and to complete her grand slam. She made it in style and helped Beng Hee to grab a bronze in the mixed doubles.
Verdict: Meet expectations

The men's team expected for top 4 but ended up in 8th. The ladies were targeting 5th but ended up at the bottom.
We are capable of taking the lead but we can't sustain it. In addition, we were like school boys to Australia where they trashed us 7-0. Looks like next Olympic will also go into smoke.
Verdict: Below Expectations

Target - 10 Gold medals
Achieved - 12 Gold medals
Verdict: Exceeded Expetations

Shukria Delhi, Hello Glasgow

After 11 days of extravaganca sporting events, Delhi bids adieu to the games.

Though it started withj obstacles which brought the committee to think about plan B, but the Indian Goverment took it a chalenge and prroved they can put up a good show.

Issues of roof falling, brige collapse, dengue, snakes, poluted traning pool and recently the stranded Glasgow Games perfomers for closing ceremony.

Commonwealth Games Chief, Mike Fennel, praised for the organising committee for coming out with the marvelous performance with amount of presuures they faced prior to the commencement of the games.
India is now there on the world map
Yesterday's closing ceremony was breathtaking, with performance from Military Performance Group by playing the "Patriotic Song - Sare Jaha Se Accha".
Then with 2010 children dressed in white came onto the field in a Tribute to Our Motherland. Vande Mataram sounded out as the kids fanned out to assume the positions of a Rangoli pattern with an Ashoka Chakra in the centre.

Bidding adieu to the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi and the flag handing ceremony to the next host city Glasgow, Scotland, began with acknowledging the magic created by the Games mascot Shera. Emotions ran high as Shaan, the popular playback singer, sang Shera song – Goodbye Shera. Each and everyone present in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, packed to its capacity of 60,000, and billions of viewers across the world sang along with him, Bada Yaad Aayega Tu Shera (We’ll remember you Shera).

The Flag was then lowered, folded and handed over to Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, MP and Chairman OC CWG Delhi 2010. Mr. Suresh Kalmadi handed over the Flag to Lt. Governor of Delhi, Mr. Tejinder Khanna, who, in turn handed it over to the Robert Winter, Lord Provost of Glasgow. The Flag finally passed to Right Honourable the Lord Smith of Kelvin.

But what made me to ponder was, why wasn't there any Bollywood stars performing apart from AR Rahman?

Anyway, for Malaysia, it is definetely an authonishing momment, where they have surpassed the target of 10 gold medals set by Ministry of Sports and National Sports Council.

The total medal haul was 12 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze. Malaysia was placed 7th behind Australia, India, England, Canada, South Africa and Kenya.

Budget 2011 is out today

Our dearest Prime Minister cum Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Najib will be presenting the "delayed" budget today (at 4pm) for year 2011.

This will be the 1st time in more than 3 decade that Budget is announced in a month apart from September.

A lot of request were sent through 1 Malaysia webste. Some of it were;
1. possible toll rate revamp
2. genuine buyers get a chance to own houses.
3. Better broadband services
4. price control for consumer goods
5. more tax rebate for young famlily (like me hehehe)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Know This SPORTS PERSON - Datuk M Rajamani

Once called as Asian Track Queen, born into a conservative rural environment in the small town of Tapah in 1943, Mailvaganam Rajamani overcame traditional boundaries for women participating in sport and rose to become the greatest track star that Malaysia has produced.
In just short period of 4 years, she had mega achievements for her running career.
As a primary school girl in Tapah and a secondary school girl in Ipoh, Rajamani was already showing early signs of promise. She progressed very quickly with encouragement from her father and guidance from her coach R. Suppiah.

Sandwiched between Rajamani’s exploits in the 1965 and 1967 SEAP Games was the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok, where she outran the best in Asia and emerged with the 400m gold medal and a new Games record of 56.3 sec. With this win she became the first Malaysian female athlete to strike gold at the Asian Games in any sport!

She is the 1st Sportswomen of the year for Malaysia in 1966. In 1968, just 24 years old and at the peak of her career, fate struck a cruel blow to end her athletic exploits prematurely. While training with two of her friends, with the Olympic Games in mind, they were struck by lightning. It killed her friend P.N. Govindan and left Rajamani in coma for 18 hours. She survived but her nervous system was in tatters and she suffered a temporary loss of memory.

Try as she did, Rajamani could not regain her form. She missed out on the Olympic Games and announced her retirement.

She then turned to coaching attended a specialist coaching course at Russia and her protégé was Marina Chin.


1964 - Tokyo Olympic Games (Selected for 400m and 800m)

1965 - SEAP Games, Kuala Lumpur (4 gold medals: 200m, 400m, 800m 4 x 100m – all Games Records)

1966 - Asian Games, Bangkok (Gold: 400m (record), Bronze: 4 x 100m)

1967 - SEAP Games, Bangkok (3 gold’s: 40m, 800m, 4 x 100m, 1 silver: 200m)
- Voted as SEAP Games Queen of Track

Awards - Sportswoman of the Year 1966, 1967
She always says "Never pamper yourself"

Can Malaysia Get 10 Gold Medals?

We have reached 7 gold medals as at yesterday, thanks to contribution from:

1. Amirul Amizan (weightlifting)
2. Arico Jumith (weightlifting)
3. Josiah Ng (cycling)
4. Nicol David (squash)
5. Mixed team (badminton)
6. Nur Suryani Taibi and Nur Ayuni Halim (shooting)
7. Pandelela Renong (Diving)

With just 2 days left, our hopes are on Datuk Lee Choong Wei, Wong Mew Choo, men doubles badminton, mixed doubles badminton, lawn bowl men and women single and also squash mixed doubles.

Can malaysia achieve it's target from these hopes?

Pearson GOT it Finally

Sally Pearson from Australia.

She was the first to cross the line in 100M final in Delhi Games. Her gold medal was not awarded due to fault start.

But she didn't give up the spirit and qualified for 100M hurdles finals. She bounced back in emphatic fashion to win the 100m hurdles title, adding it to her Olympic silver medal.

HooHa Run - 10 Oct

I registered for the run as it offers medal compared to Nike run which has only the shirt. The funny part, there were no numbers given for the run.
Since it's just a fun run, as long we complete it, we will get a medal with the submission of coupon. But, there was another trick, people also could purchase the medal for RM10, what the heck.
Anyway, coming back to my run, it started at 8.20am (8+2=10). I was not serious about the run as I was wearing a normal running shorts and was running with my specks on (luckily never fell).
As I moved for first 500M, saw Gajenthiran, so I paced him. We overtook some of the runners whom got off too fast. I thought, it would be a flat route, but my estimations were wrong as the route going towards KL Tower and KLCC was a bit hilly.
As we were reaching last 500M, on e of the official shouted that we were in 11th and 12th position. We continued with a decent pace and when I saw the Lot 1 Juntion, I knew it's the finishing, so sprinted for the last 50M and finished with 17:07 minutes.
Next race will be Mizuno Run at UPM.

2 Huge Lost in a week

A great singer who can sing in 6 languages. The first time I met him was at MIA Toastmasters 4 years ago. He was very freindly and honest about evaluations. I never expected he leave all of us so early.

Tuan Haji Naburi

This guy is very down to earth. Someone whom is civilised yet modernised Malay that I have met. Though he was in his late 60s, he still uses tongkat to visit clubs. That's his determination and support towards the club.

But now we have lost both of them in just within 7 days. There was even a joke, "Are they going to start a Toasmasters Club up there?"

Friday, October 8, 2010


1. Samy Velu quoted on Pos Laju:-
2. On TV when trying to say he was ashamed, he said:-
"Ini prekara sangat memalukan saya dan kemaluan saya sangat-sangat la besar"
3. Samy said in a ceramah
"Kita akan bina satu jambatan wuntuk worang2 kampong di sini"
Then one pakcik asked,
"Datuk,sini takde sungai, buat apa bina jambatan?
and Samy gloriously replied ,
"Kalao takde sungai,kita bina sungai"
4. Samy's most favourite quote on the news for the decade is this:-
"Toll naik sikit,banyak marah saya. You worang ingat semua ini toll saya punyer bapah punya kah!
5. Semasa krisis air:
" Semua worang diminta jangan membuang aiyerr..!"
6.Tentang masalah social:
"Worang2 muda sekarang banyak suka hisap dade.."
7. Semasa kempen derma darah di Sg.Siput:
"marilah kita semua menderma dare..."
8. Semasa memberi ucapan di pelbagai function:
"Selamat datang saudara-mara semua" (It should have been saudara-saudari)
9. During the height of the Al-Arqam saga, he said in a press conference ,
"Saya gumbira bahawa didapati tiada pemuda MIC terlibat dalam kes arqam"
10. At an opening ceremony for a new building:
"Mempersilakan Datin Paduka Rafidah Aziz naik dari pentas wuntuk membuka kain " 11.
11. P.L.U.S. = " PUNGUT LEBIH UNTUK SAMY" that is why Samy can use the PLUS helicopter whenever he wants to.
12. "Kita akan bina roket pigi matahari".....reporter responds.. "Tapi Dato, matahari terlalu panas untuk didekati"...
Samy responds.. " Itu tade masalah....kita hantar waktu malam"....

New Usain Bolt

JAMAICA’s Lerone Clarke made the most of Usain Bolt’s & Asafa Powel's absence to claim the Commonwealth Games 100m gold medal.
Clarke, the only man in the final to have broken 10 seconds in the past two years, dipped over the line in 10.12 to capitalise on world record holder Bolt and fellow Jamaican, defending champion Asafa Powell, choosing not to compete.
It was a powerful run in hot and humid conditions but, ultimately, very slow and a long way off Ato Boldon’s Commonwealth record of 9.88 and even further behind Bolt’s 9.58 world record.
I realised the stadium was half empty. Damn, it's 100M finals and no crowd were there. Compared to malaysia in 1998, the stadium was packed like sardin.

Lee Kuan Yew' Wife passed away

It's normal for all the international dignatories and neighbouring country ministers to pay last visit to a particular country's prime minister or his wife's demise.

That's what happended when Datin Seri Endon Mahmud passed away and all ASEAN prime ministers/presidents paid their visit.

But it was a different story when Lee Kuan Yew's wife passed away recently. None of the Malaysian minister including Prime Minister went for the funeral.

Then only I realised that she was the one who told her husband not to join Malaysia.

This is what he said

"When we were about to join Malaysia, she told me that we would not succeed because the UMNO Malay leaders had such different lifestyles and because their politics were communally-based, on race and religion. I replied that we had to make it work as there was no better choice. But she was right. We were asked to leave Malaysia before two years."

Now you know why Malaysian ministers never paid their last visit to Singapore's former 1st lady.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Division C Contest

I was at Division C contest last Saturday.

It was held at the Shah Alam Industrial area (UMW factory).

What I observed was:
1. As I entered the hall, I had the feelings of wanting to contest (although I'm not the contestant). The auditorium was large, spacious, bright and colorful.

2. In addition, the sound system was adequate without any disturbance.

3. The door fee was only RM10 compared to others whom charged RM20.

4. They even provide vegetarian food. First time for a division event in my 5 years history of Toastmasters.

5. The signages were adequate to ensure we dont get lost in the building.

Kudos to Shirley Bak, the org chair and of course the dynamic Division governor, Valli.


Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter. He won four Olympic gold medals and was crowned world champion eight times. Johnson currently holds the world record in the 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay and formerly held the world record in the 200 m and Indoor 400 m.

His 200 m time of 19.32 at the 1996 Summer Olympics stood as the record for over 12 years.

He is the only male athlete in history to win both the 200 m and 400 m events at the same Olympics, a feat he accomplished at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Johnson is also the only man to successfully defend his Olympic title in the 400 m.

Aside from his Olympic success Johnson accumulated eight gold medals at World Championships, and is thus tied with Carl Lewis for the most medals won by any athlete in history.

Johnson was noted for his unique running style. His stiff upright stance and very short steps defied the conventional wisdom stating that a high knee lift was essential for maximum speed.

In Olympic 2000, he was in the 4x400M and the team won gold medal, but few weeks later, on of the teamate was tested positive. Immediately, Johnson returned the medal to IOC as he felt the medal was not won in fairly manner.

His quotes:

1.They don't give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody

2. The only one who can beat me is me

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

The land of Beauty Pegeants, now became the land of Sportmen & Sportswomen.

Britain’s Prince Charles declared the Games open in the presence of Indian President Pratibha Patil at the extravagant ceremonies in a packed main stadium.

The finally manage to put up a grand opening ceremony after few hurdles faced by the organising team i.e:

1. Snakes
2. Roof and bridge falling off
3. Cracks in the sports complex
4. missing deadlines for constructions
5. Dengue fever
6. Corruption scandal

It was as if watching a wedding ceremony.

Started with plays of percussions from various states followed by traditional dances i.e barathanatyam, kathakali, kuchupudi, bangra etc.

Performance from yoga broub by flexing their body and soul.

Of course, finnaly the Bollywood superstar and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, who provided the score for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, wrote the theme song of the Games, “Jiyo, Utho, Bado, Jeeto” or “Live, Rise, March, Win.”

At one point it appeared that many teams would pull out to force the Games to be cancelled.

17 games will be taking place and 71 countries will be taking part.

India became the only 2nd Asian nation after Malaysia to host the games.

We hope the Malaysian Contingent too will meet their mark of grabbing 10 gold medals, a record for the nation outside it's land.


Finally he agreed to step down. Recently, he said publicly, that he will end his 31 years presidency in January 2011.

He was the longest serving minister in the cabinet (since Husein Onn till Pak Lah). He agrred to hand over the duty to his current deputy, Senator Datuk G.Palanivel.

He also agreed not to be adviser upon stepping down. Of course, who wants to listen to him after eating our money for decades.

But there's still a question mark. He didn't state when is the date that he is going to step down.
He is not stepping down as advisor of MAIKA holdings and his son is still the CEO.

Since he is prominent politicion, there's still a possibility that he could retract his statement. Let's wait and see.


Some members of local Malaysian Indian Artistes has handed over a memorandum to MIC youth questioning on THR Raaga for not airing adequate number of locally produced Indian songs/albums.

There were more than 400songs produced but only 2 were aired on weekly basis. "Recording companies has spent more than 100K to produce those albums but there were no adequate support from private radio stations" said one of the artist.

Recent event which is going hot, "THR Raage Astro Awards 2010 was also done on biased. "The voting was done on SMS & online basis where there were no transparency in the rules & regulations. Furthermore, due to certain songs were not aired, they were not selected or appreciated. This has to be avoided" said T.Mohan, MIC Youth Head.

THR Ragaa has resulted in killing Indian local singers' rice bowl and talents. They already killing the Tamil language. now with this, I think we really need to revamp our Indian Community in Malaysia.

Malaysia vs Malaysia in Foreign Soil

The recent vow by Proton towards Air Asia proves how coperative we are as "team players".

We malaysians are good in doing backdoor business, why cant you do the same for this rather than tarnishing Malaysia's pride at foreign soil.

Malaysian carmaker Proton on Monday vowed to challenge Tony Fernandes’ intention to brand his formula one team ‘Team Lotus’ in 2011 and beyond.

In 2010, airline millionaire Fernandes’ new team has been called ‘Lotus Racing’, with the name officially licensed by the separate British carmaker Group Lotus.

But Group Lotus is now ramping up its motor racing efforts, including by allying with GP2 team ART next year. It is believed the carmaker therefore decided to retract the naming license for Fernandes’ team.

“We are the owners of this brand, and will take all necessary steps to protect it,” said Proton Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.

“Tony Fernandes has no rights to use the Lotus brand in the 2011 formula one season, and we will strongly resist any attempts by him to use our brand without our permission and will withdraw our sponsorship of the Lotus Racing team,” he added.

SM Nasarudin, Kamarudin Meranun and Tony Fernandes, the three shareholders of Lotus Racing, announced on Friday 24th September that Team Lotus is back in Formula One™ from 2011. Lotus Racing has competed in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship under licence from Group Lotus parent company Proton, and today Lotus Racing Chief Executive Officer Riad Asmat shed more light on why Team Lotus is coming back for the first time since 1994 in the 2011 Championship.

If Dato Nazmi is not interested in giving out the branding name, they why in the 1st place he gave the rights?

They could have negotiated the terms before the term begins rather than fighting at the street now.

It was even sactioned by our Prime Minister, Najib.

Looks like we are showing our Malaysia Boleh spirit in a different way.