Thursday, December 30, 2010

The 150Km MRT Valuation Debate....In Search for A Benchmark

A number of folks have gone into the debate on whether 36Billion makes any sense or not.....

Some even ventured into historical project cost and tried to project kampung style the value forward as the base of their arguments........ 

Lets make this short and sweet....

BEIJING (AFP) – China's capital Beijing on Thursday opened five new subway lines stretching into the suburbs -- additions the city hopes will help ease its infamous traffic jams, deemed the world's worst this year.
The new routes add 108 kilometres (67 miles) to the capital's metro rail network, bringing the total to 336 kilometres, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The additions to the network -- which carries about five million passengers a day -- cost more than nine billion dollars, the report said. More here
Or here
BEIJING -- Five new subway lines will open Thursday in Beijing, taking the total number of the lines to 14, the city's subway authorities said Wednesday.
The five new subways lines -- Fangshan Line, Changping Line, the first phase of the No. 15 Line, Yizhuang Line and Daxing Line -- will have a combined length of 108 kilometers, bringing the Chinese national capital's total metro length to 336 km.
Passengers can get aboard trains running along the five news lines as of 2 pm Thursday, said an official of Beijing Subway Operation Co. Ltd.
The new lines cost nearly 61 billion yuan (about US$9.2 billion).
Beijing's metro network now hauls 5.02 million passengers daily. Go here

To check out how the trains and the stations look like go here  and here

If you wanna have a full tour of the routes and stations go here for a flash enabled interactive site

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Nurul Izzah Sekolah Tadika Theory on Economic Growth

In my mind, a fundamental milestone for the government in the effort to achieve a high income nation status is to eradicate the obstacles to a long overdue, vibrant democracy. More democracy equals more and faster economic growth.
“We have no reason not to eradicate obstacles to democracy, after 53 years of independence,” she said. Go here

Hang on a minute Adik oi......

Fundamental Milestone? Not only siap main selit aje FASTER 

Lu biar serious.....

A Tale of Two Finals: Laser Guided Cheaters

Wahai Orang Malaysia!

Ape ke lancau lu orang pakai LASER kacau players?

Fucking morons!

RI President tells minister to file protest after KL final laser beam incidents
The Jakarta Post | Sun, 12/26/2010 10:26 PM
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Andi Mallarangeng to file a protest to the Asean Football Federation (AFF) following the use of laser beams by Malaysian supporters to distract the visibility of Indonesian players in the AFF Cup finals first leg.
However, the President called on Indonesian supporters not to use laser beam when Indonesia becomes the host of the second leg on Wednesday. Go here
"Let's be a country that upholds a fair play," he said.

Well this is not the first time Laser Beams are being used by Spectators against players..

FIFA acts on fan with laser beam at Argentina game
JOHANNESBURG – FIFA says it asked stadium security to intervene after a spectator targeted a laser beam at the field during Argentina’s World Cup match against Nigeria.
The bright green light was aimed at players and Argentina coach Diego Maradona during Saturday’s match in Johannesburg.
FIFA says it noticed the beam immediately and alerted security staff at Ellis Park.
FIFA was concerned by fans using laser pens at qualifying matches. It fined the Greek football federation 25,000 Swiss francs ($21,800; (EURO)18,000) after beams were directed at opposing Switzerland and Israel players.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Tale of Two Finals

UPDATE 26DEC 1030HRS Jakarta Time 

Kita Menang Tiga Kosong...WOHOOO!

Hallllow folks...ape cita?

Sihat semua?

Hujung tahun macam macam gua kena settle.


Congratulations both to Malaysia and Indonesia for making it to the finals of AFF...

I've not heard of a 2 legged Finals before.....

macam pelik semacam aje...

Final should be sekali aje la kut...

Anyway first round kita kena bantai baik 5-1 hancus siut.......

Wonder what the score line will be in Bukit Jalil and Senanyan? 

Here are some benchmarks of how they support their National Team...

The "Richest" man in Indonesia Abu Rizal Bakrie just donated 25 Hectares of Land for the National Team

Bakrie gives PSSI 25 hectares of land
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 12/20/2010 2:53 PM |
Bakrie has donated 25 hectares of land in Jonggol, West Java, to the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) to be developed as a training center and base camp for the national team.

“I announce that the Bakrie family has given 25 hectares of land to the PSSI,” said PSSI secretary-general Nugraha Besoes at a meeting between the national team and the Bakrie family in Jakarta this morning, as quoted by Antara newswire.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cina Mintak Duit buat Sekolah Haram Bagi, Melayu melarat kat Egypt buat tak tahu

Najib Tun Razak!

2,000 Malaysian students in Egypt in financial distress
By Dinesh Kumar
December 09, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Some 2,000 students in Egypt are in dire need of financial aid after failing to get assistance from Putrajaya, several groups said today.

Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) secretary general Dato’ Dr Ma’amor Osman said the students taking the medicine, dentistry and pharmacy course in Egyptian universities will be stranded if they do not receive any money soon.

“Some of these students are in urgent need of RM 30,000 by January 2011. If this amount cannot be channelled to them in time, they will be stranded in Egypt, unable to pay their university fees,” Ma’amor said in a press conference.

He said these students were originally financed by their families for the first year but were promised financial aid by the government from their second year onwards if they meet the requirements.

“But they didn’t receive anything. They did meet the requirements but they got nothing,” Ma’amor said.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Blind Risk Manager

This is just amazing....

LONDON — As a trader at JPMorgan Chase in London, Ashish Goyal helps manage billions of dollars of the bank’s exposure to risks like foreign exchange fluctuations. In his spare time, he takes tango lessons, plays cricket and goes clubbing with friends. Mr. Goyal is also blind.

Watching him in the middle of the trading floor as he switches back and forth between computer screens, that is not apparent at all. But to check his e-mail, read research reports and look at presentations, Mr. Goyal uses a screen-reading software whose speed is so high that it sounds like gibberish to the untrained ear. When he needs to read graphs, which the software cannot do, Mr. Goyal goes through the data and tries to imagine the graph in his head.

On his desk, two computer screens show the usual flashing Bloomberg messages and spreadsheets of constantly changing numbers. Two keyboards are linked to headsets through which the information and figures are read out to him at rapid speeds. The same technology reads out text messages he receives on his cellphone. More here

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What do you get when you cross Cattleya Maxima and Rhyncholaeliocattleya EZO Robin’s Magic

You get a Rhyncholaeliocattleya Datin Seri Rosmah!

SERDANG, Dec 2 — The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) has named a new hybrid orchid after the prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Datin Seri Rosmah was launched by Rosmah during her visit to the Malaysian International Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Show (MAHA) here today.

Rosmah who arrived accompanied by members of the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) was received by Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Datin Seri Rosmah has attractive white and orange flowers with sweet fragrance.

The orchid is suitable for potting and the flowers can last between two to three weeks.

It is a cross between Cattleya Maxima and Rhyncholaeliocattleya EZO Robin’s Magic. —Bernama go here

Sorry folks can't help it......susah nak hibernate......

Ampu jangan tak ampu !

Siap ada Datin Seri tu beb......

The Second Orchid with a Datin Seri Title!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

139 Million Ringgit Bank Heist: The Quality of the Star Reporting and "Analytical Bloggers"

Gua baru nak masuk my long term hibernation mode from blogging...

one stupid news came out.......

KUALA LUMPUR: A suspected Indonesian militant involved in the RM139mil robbery of a CIMB Niaga bank in Medan, Sumatra, was arrested in Malaysia recently as he tried to smuggle weapons back to his country for terror activities, according to a regional counter-terrorism source. more here realistic la .......which Bank have got cash that much....

And if you consider the largest denomination of the Indonesian Ruppiah being IDR 100, 000 lu budget berapa kilogram RM 139 Million would be?


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