Friday, July 23, 2010

Our Fundemental Is STROOOOOOOOONG

Strong my foot!


Bad FDI news for Malaysia: Down by 81 percent in 2009


By Aidila Razak | Malaysiakini

A nosedive in foreign direct investments in Malaysia in 2009 follows a continued downward trend in FDI, increasingly overshadowed by regional players, noted a United Nations report.

According to the World Investment Report 2010 unveiled today, FDI plunged 81 percent from US$7.32 billion (RM23.47 billion*) in 2008 to just US$1.38 billion (RM4.43 billion) last year.
(*Calculated based on exchange rate of US$1 = RM3.20650)

The 2009 FDI is less than half of the annual average FDI inflow between 1995 to 2005, which encompasses the long recovery period following the 1997 economic crisis.

Malaysia’s performance also pales in comparison with neighbouring economies like Thailand and Indonesia whose FDI figures did not contract as severely, despite the global financial crisis.

Thailand suffered a decline of US$4.44 billion (RM14.24 billion) while Indonesia saw a more modest drop of US$2.60 billion (RM8.32 billion) in foreign investments in 2009.



The severe dip also places Malaysia in the red for the first time in the last 15 years, with figures for cumulative FDI (see chart right) surpassing incoming investments by about US$1 billion (RM3.21 billion).

Doubts over high income target

Speaking at the UN Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today, Universiti Malaya economist Rajah Rasiah (at podium in photo) said that Malaysia’s poor performance casts doubts over whether it can achieve the targets set to achieve high income status.

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SELARASKAN Dengan Gambir


Lawatan sehari gagal selesaikan masalah Penan

'Belumpun siasatan mendalam dijalankan, Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat Sharizat Abdul Jalil menafikan kewujudan kes baru. Seterusnya, Timbalannya Heng Seai Kie seperti biasa mendakwa bahawa dirinya akan meneliti isu ini. Akhirnya, Perdana Menteri Najib Razak mengumumkan bahawa "lawatan satu hari" akan diadakan ke perkampungan Penan, untuk menunjukkan keprihatinannya terhadap orang Penan.'


Chou Z Lam | Jul 22, 2010 06:53:56 pm
MERDEKA REVIEW

Reaksi pembaca Cina amat berbeza, selepas Kumpulan Sokongan Penan mendedahkan tujuh kes lagi pencabulan seksual terhadap wanita Penan oleh pekerja pembalakan. Misalnya, majalah agama (buddha) Pumen yang jarang menyentuh isu hak asasi manusia dan politik, mula memperuntukkan kolum untuk memperkenalkan kaum asli dan masalah yang dihadapi mereka.

Pergi Paris boleh shopping berbelas hari..

Singapore boleh duduk berhari2..


Pergi kampung Penan sehari cukup lah..thee he he


Boleh jugak beli gambir..


Dah selalu kena komplen..thee he he dah tak SELARAS


Dah tak mau SELARAS.. susah nak SELARAS.. buat la macam mana pun, tak SELARAS-SELARAS jugak!


GA GA GA GA !! GAGAGAAGAAGA!!!!

Malah, majalah popular FRENDS juga menghubungi saya, menyatakan niat mereka untuk memberi liputan kepada isu pencabulan seksual terhadap wanita Penan. Tidak kurang juga pertubuhan sosial dan pelajar yang juga mula prihatin terhadap situasi golongan minoriti. Reaksi-reaksi yang memberangsangkan ini menunjukkan bahawa masyarakat arus perdana mula mengambil berat nasib golongan minoriti.


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Boney M Song Censored




By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land
When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiering of us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land
Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight
Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
By the rivers of Babylon (dark tears of Babylon)
there we sat down (You got to sing a song)
ye-eah we wept, (Sing a song of love)
when we remember Zion. (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
By the rivers of Babylon (Rough bits of Babylon)
there we sat down (You hear the people cry)
ye-eah we wept, (They need that ???)
when we remember Zion. (Ooh, have the power)

When the iconic 1970s disco group Boney M rocked Ramallah this week, the local music festival prevented the band from performing one of its biggest hits.

Lead singer Maizie Williams said Palestinian concert organizers told her not to sing "Rivers of Babylon." The song's chorus quotes from the Book of Psalms, referring to the exiled Jewish people's yearning to return to the biblical land of Israel.

Palestinians often question the Jewish historical connection to the Holy Land. Organizers said they asked for the song to be skipped, deeming it "inappropriate."

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