Wednesday, November 2, 2011

stpm final papers 2011 need to refer to the 2help blog on your right

Best of luck in STPM
Pahang  - Perakaunan, P.Perniagaan,  P. A

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

check out 2 hearts 2 talk at http://stpmacctgdayc.blogspot.com

Monday, July 25, 2011

How to create champions from sports?

Guess it's time to write on sports.
Just felt frustration, when people became selfish in sports, be the one who organize or the one in charge, short sighted in future achievement and as such, fail to gain respect and victimized the true talented athletes.
To be continue............

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

old age story

Old age is what people are afraid of mostly, be our parents or any old folks out there:
Some are afraid to die painfully.
Some couldn't face it and plan to make it short by suicide.
Some live poorly each and every day, yet they insist to live.
Some have to live with lots of medicine around and each day.
Some need to go in and out of the hospital frequently, seeing doctors more than their children.
Some try to eat healthily just to hope to live longer or leave peacefully and less pain.
Some were abandon and live in old folk home waiting for time to end.
Some are still on the streets walking around, holding out hands for donations.

However, you can still find:
Some are eager to live longer even though knowing time is near, fighting for life.
Some are eager to live more with sickness at final stage, fighting for recovery.
Some are hoping to recover and live for a little more time hoping for more traveling.
Some are sick but remain positive and able to live which creates miracle to people around them.
Some are taking lots of medicine each and every day, hoping will recover totally one day.
Some are happy that the children are nearer to them when their day are near the end.
Some are relieve that someone still care for them even though they are busy trying to survive each day .
Some take up singing, dancing, cooking, exercise each day to make their life colorful without thinking of ending.

What about you?

Just live each and every day and appreciate the life you have.
For no one knows the end of the day we will have.
A day will still pass whether you are happy or not.
Old and death is the same path everyone needs to face and walk on it bravely, without any more fear.
For you have live your life to the fullest!  Yeah!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ambiga's wishlist

Bersih 2.0, as the organisation has branded itself for the 2011 rally, is chaired by former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan. Ambiga served as president of the Bar from 2007 to 2009 and is a recipient of the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Awards.



Ambiga has summed up the main issues raised by the organisation she leads as "unhappiness... in the Sarawak [election], unhappiness about corruption, [and] unhappiness about the independence of our institutions."[25] She said demands made during the first rally in 2007 have not been addressed, hence the follow-up rally.[20]
The communiqué issued by Bersih issued in 2007 called for reforms to Malaysia's first past the post electoral system, ensuring the independence of the Election Commission (EC), eliminating electoral practices deemed unfair to opposition candidates, eliminating corrupt campaign practices, equal access to the media for all political parties, and instituting a caretaker government during election periods, among others in the long term.[26] It also asked for immediate action to introduce indelible ink to prevent multiple voting, the abolition of postal votes, a complete revision of the electoral roll and equal access to state-owned media for all political parties.

Be Heard & wanted change - Bersih

Their objective is to be heard of a fair way of election, that's what the 'Bersih' wants and aims.
If the government is willing to be open and listen to the view, no rally would be held, would it?
The view was not being taken into consideration since 2007, that's why the rally need to be done as to show what their objective is!
A fair and free election!!
Is not too much,
is needed and
is supported as is what the rakyat wants.
Because it is what you call 'demokrasi'.
The world is full of unfairness, but we need to cut down most of it if not all.
This is one of the voice, so listen!!

No one wants rally, or anything that will make the country worsen.
But if there are no options given, then something needs to be done!
And it really take lots of courage and sacrifices to.....
Voice up!
Be Heard!
Be sensitive to the wants!
Be FAIR in your doings!
That's what all of us want!
Don't turn away their voice as it will be picked up by someone against you, definitely, whether they are taking advantage or not!  
If you think there are silent supporters,
There are silent oppositions too, out there!  Watching closely!
When things went too wrong,
People will fight for it!
If not, who do not want PEACE!
No one wish to do this unless there is something wrong, some where?
Some party might take advantage, just as you know, but if you do not bother, what you expect the fair ones to do? To turn to?
Do you think once the country's economic situation is improved and household incomes are increased, Malaysians would be happier and the BN government would receive more support. Yes, they will, if there is a fair and transparent election to go with it! 
Do you think by hoping to or just make them keep quite again by scary tales will turn them away?  No, they will never let it be, knowing the unfairness are there, taking all the risks, as they are fighting for truth, nothing but the truth! 

Thus, no options, no chance to be heard.  Only the united group walking in the street will pull their attention, don't you think it is so effective?
That's why we can see all types of rally in our world, as they are refuse to be heard, so they need to act to be heard!!
So, let's open up your arms and listen.

We have a youth voice up previously!
Now, we have a group voice up recently!
What next?

Do you need the whole world to act to make you listen!
Don't let situation gone out of hands!
Don't regret when it's too late!
Don't destroy a country just build up using unfairness!
Because it is very unfair to the people in it!
FAIR is what everyone wants and a country need to stay in PEACE thru fairness.
Don't put our country on the list of disturb or problem countries!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bersih - what Malaysians want & what you need to know

Indelible ink

Indelible means "un-removable". Some types of indelible ink have a very short shelf life because of the quickly evaporating solvents used. India, Philippines, Indonesia and other developing countries have used indelible ink the form of electoral stain to prevent electoral fraud. The Election Commission in India has used indelible ink for many elections. Indonesia used it in their last election in Aceh. In Mali, the ink is applied to the fingernail. Indelible ink itself is not infallible as it can be used to commit electoral fraud by marking opponent party members before they have chances to cast their votes. There are also reports of 'indelible' ink washing off voters' fingers.[14]
Postal voting describes the method of voting in an election whereby ballot papers are distributed and/or returned by post to electors, in contrast to electors voting in person at a polling station or electronically via an electronic voting system.
It is of benefit to people who may not be able to attend a polling station in person, either through a physical disability or absence from the locality. This method of voting is available to voters upon application (sometimes with restrictions) in statutory elections in many democratic nations.
On the other hand, concerns about postal voting have been raised as to whether it complies with the requirements of a secret ballot, in that people cast their vote outside the security of a polling station, and whether voters can cast their vote privately free from another person's coercion. There have been cases of electoral fraud with postal votes in the United Kingdom (including in Birmingham at the 2004 European and local government elections in the UK)[1][2][3]
Postal voting can be a way to prevent manipulation of an election through "get out the vote" efforts, for instance, in state conventions of a society, in which supporters of a cause or candidate transport in their supporters by bus in order to vote and then bus them home again.
Voter registration is the requirement in some democracies for citizens and residents to check in with some central registry specifically for the purpose of being allowed to vote in elections. An effort to get people to register is known as a voter registration drive

Effects and controversy

Laws requiring individual voters to register, as opposed to having the government register people automatically, have a strong correlation with lower numbers of people turning out to vote where voting is voluntary. This lower turnout is especially concentrated among low-income voters and young voters — i.e., those least likely to vote no matter what the registration requirements.[citation needed] Because of this, such laws are often controversial. Some advocate for their abolition, while others argue that the laws should be reformed, for instance: allowing voters to register on the day of the election. This tactic, called Election Day Registration, has been adopted by several U.S. states: Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
A political campaign is an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within a specific group. In democracies, political campaigns often refer to electoral campaigns, wherein representatives are chosen or referendums are decided.
Electoral fraud is illegal interference with the process of an election. Acts of fraud affect vote counts to bring about an election result, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates or both. Also called voter fraud, the mechanisms involved include illegal voter registration, intimidation at polls and improper vote counting. What electoral fraud is under law varies from country to country.
Many kinds of voter fraud are outlawed in electoral legislation but others are in violation of general laws such as those banning assault, harassment or libel. Although technically the term 'electoral fraud' covers only those acts which are illegal, the term is sometimes used to describe acts which although legal, are considered to be morally unacceptable, outside the spirit of electoral laws or in violation of the principles of democracy. Show elections, in which only one candidate can win, are sometimes considered to be electoral fraud although they may comply with the law.
In national elections, successful electoral fraud can have the effect of a coup d'état or corruption of democracy. In a narrow election a small amount of fraud may be enough to change the result. If the result is not affected, fraud can still have a damaging effect if not punished, as it can reduce voters' confidence in democracy. Even the perception of fraud can be damaging as it makes people less inclined to accept election results. This can lead to the breakdown of democracy and the establishment of a dictatorship.
Electoral fraud is not limited to political polls and can happen in any election where the potential gain is worth the risk for the cheater; as in elections for labor union officials, student councils, sports judging, and the awarding of merit to books, films, music or television programmes.
Despite many instances of electoral fraud, it remains a difficult phenomenon to study. This follows from its inherent illegality. Harsh penalties aimed at deterring electoral fraud make it likely that individuals who perpetrate fraud do so with the expectation that it either will not be discovered or will be excused.
The media of Malaysia include television, radio, newspapers, and web-based media such as bloggers. Many media outlets are either owned directly by the government of Malaysia (e.g. Bernama) or owned by component parties of the Barisan Nasional coalition government (e.g. the Media Prima group, which is owned by the United Malays National Organisation). 

Freedom

The regulated freedom of the press has been criticised. Although critics concede that journalists "probably won’t be hauled off and shot" for being critical of the government, it has been claimed that the government creates a chilling effect through threats of reduced employment opportunities and refusing journalists' family members "a place at one of the better public universities". Legislation such as the Printing Presses and Publications Act have also been cited as curtailing freedom of expression.[1]
In 2007, a government agency — the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission — issued a directive to all private television and radio stations to refrain from broadcasting speeches made by opposition leaders.[2] The move was condemned by politicians from the opposition Democratic Action Party.[3] The directive was later withdrawn by the Energy, Water and Communications Ministry.[4]


    Hope of Bersih purpose for free and fair act in election as fallen on deaf ears

    Wikepedia news (source):
    The 2011 Bersih 2.0 rally (also called the Walk for Democracy) is a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur held on 9 July as a follow-up to the 2007 Bersih rally. The rally, organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), is supported by Pakatan Rakyat, the coalition of the three largest opposition parties in Malaysia but has been deemed illegal by the government. Bersih, chaired by former president of the Bar Council Ambiga Sreenevasan, are pushing the Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) to ensure free and fair elections in Malaysia. It has demanded that the EC clean up the electoral roll, reform postal voting, use indelible ink, introduce a minimum 21-day campaign period, allow all parties free access to the media, and put an end to electoral fraud.
    Public gatherings without police permits are illegal in Malaysia. The police have vowed to stop any rallies from taking place on the day. Having originally planned to march through the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Bersih has decided to hold its rally at Merdeka Stadium after consultations with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Malaysia's head of state.
    Two counter-rallies, led by Malay nationalist movement Perkasa and the youth division of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), were initially announced. Perkasa called off its counter-rally due to the inability to secure a venue and permit.
    The rally was attended by more then 20,000 people, who entered the city from various points. However, the protestors were unable to congregate at Merdeka Stadium as many were forced to disperse by police who were heavily deployed throughout the city. Many Bersih and opposition figures, including Ambiga, were arrested. Police revealed they arrested more than 600 people.
    Supporters of Bersih claim that demands for electoral reform made during the 2007 demonstration have fallen on deaf ears. Meanwhile, detractors of Bersih and supporters of the Perkasa and UMNO Youth counter-rallies dismissed Bersih's demands for electoral reform as well as accused Bersih of, among others, harbouring an opposition political agenda, attempting a coup d'état, and threatening to disrupt public order.

    Bersih


    A scene from the 2007 rally. Protestors on the left are dressed in yellow. They are met by the Federal Reserve Unit, the riot police (in red helmets). Standing in between the protestors and the riot police are PAS's Jabatan Amal volunteer unit (dressed in maroon).
    Bersih, short for the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Malay: Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil), is a coalition of 62 non-governmental organisations founded in November 2006.[1][18] Since its founding, Bersih has been supported by the three main opposition parties, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), PAS, and DAP.[18] Bersih is the Malay word for "clean."[19]
    The first Bersih rally on 10 November 2007 was estimated to have drawn between 30,000 to 50,000 people.[16][20] It was broken up by police using tear gas and chemical-laced water cannons.[16][21] The rally was said to play a major role in helping the opposition parties make big gains in the 2008 general election.[20][22]
    Bersih 2.0, as the organisation has branded itself for the 2011 rally, is chaired by former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan. Ambiga served as president of the Bar from 2007 to 2009 and is a recipient of the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Awards.[23][24]

    [edit] Demands

    Ambiga has summed up the main issues raised by the organisation she leads as "unhappiness... in the Sarawak [election], unhappiness about corruption, [and] unhappiness about the independence of our institutions."[25] She said demands made during the first rally in 2007 have not been addressed, hence the follow-up rally.[20]
    The communiqué issued by Bersih issued in 2007 called for reforms to Malaysia's first past the post electoral system, ensuring the independence of the Election Commission (EC), eliminating electoral practices deemed unfair to opposition candidates, eliminating corrupt campaign practices, equal access to the media for all political parties, and instituting a caretaker government during election periods, among others in the long term.[26] It also asked for immediate action to introduce indelible ink to prevent multiple voting, the abolition of postal votes, a complete revision of the electoral roll and equal access to state-owned media for all political parties.[26] A statement on 15 June also called for:[27]
    After agreeing to abandon plans for a street demonstration, Bersih also called for a Royal Commission into election practices.[28]

    Monday, June 20, 2011

    Realiti of scholarships finally

    After a few months of controversy on the scholarships.
    It appeared to be an impossible dream for most of the appealing.  This also meant that whatever the political party had predicted if this problem are not solve will come true.
    Let's recall what they had predicted.

    [Dr Wee said these government officers set their own selection criteria and did not follow what the Cabinet had decided.

    “If this trend continues, many Barisan Nasional parties will have to close shop because such a practice will only scare away young voters.
    “Many talented young people will also be driven away and this will make the brain drain problem even worse,” he told a press conference at Wisma MCA yesterday.
    Dr Wee said students who scored full A+ in the SPM examination were not given priority during the selection process, and were only offered open scholarships for government matriculation programmes or vacancies at local universities.
    An open scholarship for matriculation studies is financial assistance given to students only after they have obtained good results during their first year in the programme.
    “However, students who obtained poorer results were awarded scholarships to study at universities overseas,” he said.]

    Looks like whatever they had predicted will happen after all, as they don't really care any more.
    We can roughly know what is going to happen during the election as they failed to fight or show their influence in the matter.
    What they had achieved are for those who are scored all A+ in all their subjects.  This meant that those who are taking the subject of Mandarin will be a loser as only a handful of them scored A+ in Mandarin.
    So, some students with 10A+ and A in Mandarin will not have the opportunity at all as previously hoping eagerly yet disappointed for the second time.  As for those who are taking  9 or 10 subjects without Mandarin are consider lucky as their appeal are look into. 
    Those students who are already in matriculation was told that their cases are not looking into as they are consider bad luck to be in that group.  This was told by the matriculation students where officers from JPA held a meeting with them recently.  As for the diploma cases, they are being taken care of and given the choice of the field they intent to pursue, better than those in matriculation. 
    What do you think of the JPA officers' answers will affect the students?  Think again.  Of course, they have created a group of unhappy ones and they have decided what to do in future, definitely.  How can we blame them as they are not treated the right way it should or given a better reason for not getting any changes!  Just given a reason of  'nasib tak baik'.
    The situation is just like asking the students to love and yet they are not being love! 
    This also meant that those students taking more subjects especially mandarin will be on the losing side.
    What should the students do to their mother tongue that they love?  This will surely affect some of them if not many.
    Another sad ending.
    It's better that the political party involved should not have taken up this responsibility as the risk of not fulfilling are high.  However, they had tried and it only showed how much they can!  A pity job that will definitely affected the trust given. 

    Sunday, June 12, 2011

    Runners4joy: more runs4u

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    Friday, June 10, 2011

    Property man of the year 2010- Dato' Alan Tong Kok Mau, the Condo King

    Watch the video of someone who said:
    To be successful, you need to put in a lot of handwork, very hopeful start, encouraging and treat everyone as family. 
    To be inspire by him of his far sighted vision, watch the video at,

    http://www.vervesuites.com/onair6.html

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Malaysia scholarship mess and politics interfere - voice of the victims,suggestions, problems

    These are appeals from the students who became victims of the adults doing:


    July 13 2011 (The Star) & by M. Rajah (Obviously not farsighted enough) Frankly speaking
    (1)
    “I am not asking to be sent abroad. I would be very happy just to have the opportunity to further my studies.
    “Even those who did not do as well as me were given scholarships and I am sad to have been overlooked,” she said.

    It was sad that a financially needy student, who scored 8A+s, did not qualify for the scholarship.
    “But the scholarship has instead gone to an 11A+ student whose family can afford his or her tertiary education,”


    “On one hand, the purpose of the scholarship is to reward top scorers but on the other hand, what happens to good students who miss the cut marginally but really need assistance?” 

    Suggestions:
    a)  why not just publish the full list of recipients with their SPM or STPM results? This will settle the issue once and for all. What is there to hide?
    b)  there is an urgent need for a total revamp of the award system.
    c)   it’s only fair that the authorities set aside a larger provision for those from poor and middle-income groups. c)  And should those from the poor families not make the number, only then could the remaining awards be given to the deserving rich ones
     d) The provision of a quality education is the responsibility of the Government to ensure nation building and prevent the brain drain.
    e) scholarships for undergraduate studies should be given out for places in local universities while scholarships for overseas studies should only be given for postgraduate courses.
    f) Fair disbursement is the recognition which, will in the long run, encourage our brilliant minds to serve the country.
    g) JPA is in obvious need of some of these brilliant minds as well to help put its house in order.


    Problems arise:

    a)  these irregularities arise because of the department officers’ self-interpretation of the current system where the formula for scholarship disbursement is based on allocating 60% of the 1,500 places based on the country’s racial composition, 20% on merit regardless of race, 10% for Sabah and Sarawak bumiputras and the remaining 10% for students who are socially disadvantaged

    b) Those who have attained excellent results but are from well-to-do backgrounds should not deprive the deserving students from low- and middle-income families.

    c)  Often, financial constraints and poverty are the main reasons that hold many brilliant Malaysians back from pursuing higher education, irrespective of race.

    d)  In the past, priority for the needy was the norm. Sadly, these days it is sometimes who you know who can help pull strings that decides if a scholarship is awarded. Otherwise, it is based on the interpretation of the officers in charge of who is “deserving” and falls under the respective quotas.

    e) If the authority that has been given the task to fairly disburse scholarships is unable to carry out its mandate, it reflects a failure on the part of the Government to help deserving brilliant minds to further develop their potential and contribute to the development of the nation.
    This in the long-run will only encourage the young minds to look for alternatives elsewhere, such as Singapore that offers scholarships to attract quality workforce from beyond its own borders.

    f) should the JPA scholarship controversy remain unsolved, many frustrated parents from the middle-income group will (and some already have), look for scholarship opportunities for their school-going children to join, for example, Singapore’s high schools and junior colleges, just to ensure that they have a clearer path for tertiary education there, instead of in Malaysia.

    g) JPA is obviously not far- sighted enough to realise that this perennial controversy over the disbursement of scholar- ships will eventually intensify the current brain drain facing our country.
    Being the key recruiting agency for the country, the JPA should take its role seriously in giving recognition to deserving students.




    syllabus for Perakaunan Ting. 6

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    life

    Life can take away our ages, but not our memories.
    People can take away our rights, but not our capabilities.
    Time can take away our days, but not our hopes.
    Tides can take away the sand, but not the beautiful scenery
    Money can take away our opportunities , but not our dreams.
    There is always a hope and a dream out there and
    we are always able to hope, to dream no matter what happens!
    We just need to stand on what we believe and what we are capable and what we want after all.
    And live life to the fullest!

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Scholarship Realities and Cinderella scholarship

    Scholarships in Malaysia - a Cinderella dream for top scorers
    We had seen how the Cinderella dream came true for Kate.
    The scholarships in Malaysia is yet another C dream for Malaysian top scorers to realize their dream.
    What do you need to do to achieve this type of dream, actually?
    Just concentrate on your studies and obtained 11 A+, 10A+ and 9A+ to at least have some chances.  Again, not all will get as the measurement for it kept changing from year to year.  When you get it, you are consider very lucky. 

    You don't need to spend too much time on co-curriculum as it serve no purpose at all as they are not considering at all.  They always said sports is important, but they never say, we don't look at sport when come to scholarships.  A pity statement to highlight, but that is nothing but the truth.  So much pushing in that statement making the students all rush to the running events held every year, just to get a certificate of participation and for those good ones, to get a better 'cemerlang' cert of no use.

    A proof of it is a girl with 8A+ and 2As with excellent performance in sports, representing states and received awards for zones and winning so many champions in so many running events since primary until secondary; a blackbelt holder in Taekwando; an advance diploma holder in piano performance, failed to get oversea scholarship or twinning scholarship.  She only managed to get the matriculation and local university scholarship which is also depending on certain criteria.  She is also being consider have some luck than some of them who did not get it at all.  Not any party in the politic could help her as she is consider far away from the 11, 10 and 9 A+ who are not actively involved in sports.  Everyone around her said, you sure to get, you are so excellent in academics and non academics.  Even the HM, her friends, teachers, relatives, beside her family members believed that she will never miss it, yet she was missed as the JPA don't know her, just that simple!  An all rounder, they said couldn't even get it, what is so very wrong!  Not many are like her, to be good in both.  Usually the sports girls or boys don't do that well.  However, her fate just faded like them.

    This is the reality in Malaysia for those who wish to obtain schorlarships.  Just concentrate on studies if you can and obtain 9As and above.  Don't waste time like the pity girl who thought she stands a better chance even though with 10As, fulfilling 8A+, and representing using up lots of her time in something that did not help her to gain scholarship.  She only learnt that life is hard in Malaysia, you have to be extra on everything and yet the chances of getting it is zero or very slim!  This is the cruel side of life you need to face.

    There were some even try manipulating to grab the scholarship by putting in some certificates of participation, lower salary and many more.  No one knows except the God and you!  There will be some rich ones to compete with the poor/middle ones who will not be able to sent their children overseas unless getting a huge loans.  Not many will dare to take the move as you will need to repay back with interest. 

    What can we do about it?  Nothing at all or nothing much.  May be a bit of complaint here and there.  The best is to have your own money to send your child overseas if you are capable.  No need to think about this problem if you are rich.  Pity to those who are not capable and will need to rely totally on this!  It is a sad world after all.  However, we will need to pick up ourselves again even though dissapointed and move forward again, hoping for the best to happen!

    Guess, that's the only way we have to do to protect ourselves from the hurt and frustration that exist again and again to many of our poor boys and girls who are indeed excellent every year! This will surely make the brain drain even worst, maybe!  This will open up their eyes in the chances they will face even more in future.

    May God bless them with the uneven treatment they have to receive and be strong for there is always a chance.  Don't give up on yourself and just move on, on this very uneven road we are facing as we will be even stronger with all the falls. We just need to stand up and move again. Anyway, you have gain something from being active, you gain friendship, learn to social, learn to adjust yourself in new environment, learning discipline, learn to appreciate and live your life to the fullest compare to others who did nothing but studying.  You are an all rounder hard to find and everybody admire you.  Because not everyone can be an all rounder person and can't be made.  You are special and only the people who knows you know better.  Too bad just some party(JPA) don't see it.

    As for those lucky ones, just appreciate what you have gained and not asking for even better ones!

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    PSD havoc - what are the consequences

    Thursday May 19, 2011

    Wee: Officers failed to award scholarships according to govt criteria

    By NG CHENG YEE
    chengyee@thestar.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: Government officers who failed to follow Cabinet directives is one of the main reasons why top students failed to get the awards, said MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.
    Many students who deserved the scholarships did not get the grants, but those who did not deserve them had successfully obtained the financial assistance, he added.
    He described the situation where qualified students were unsuccessful in their scholarship applications was the worst this year in all the years when he handled appeals.
    Dr Wee said these government officers set their own selection criteria and did not follow what the Cabinet had decided.

    “If this trend continues, many Barisan Nasional parties will have to close shop because such a practice will only scare away young voters.
    “Many talented young people will also be driven away and this will make the brain drain problem even worse,” he told a press conference at Wisma MCA yesterday.
    Dr Wee said students who scored full A+ in the SPM examination were not given priority during the selection process, and were only offered open scholarships for government matriculation programmes or vacancies at local universities.
    An open scholarship for matriculation studies is financial assistance given to students only after they have obtained good results during their first year in the programme.
    “However, students who obtained poorer results were awarded scholarships to study at universities overseas,” he said.
    Previously, the Government announced that 300 of the 1,500 Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships were given based on merit, regardless of race.
    Dr Wee said this figure was sufficient to cater to the 363 full A+ scorers.
    One of the students facing this problem is Chan Shu Ren from SMK Chung Ching in Raub, who obtained 11A+ in the SPM examination.
    Shu Ren, who was present at the press conference with her father Chan Ah Kau, was offered an open scholarship for the government matriculation programme.
    “I have friends from the same school who only obtained 8A+ and 9A+ but received PSD scholarships to study in countries like France and India,” Shu Ren said.

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    Form 6 Accounting

    Most students should be afraid of Accounting in Form 6. 
    This statement is not to scare the students but to inform that you should be well prepared to work harder and have intention to love accounting. You should go for it whether you did score A+ for Accounting Principles or have no basic at all provided you are willing to work for it. 
    What about those failed before in form 5?  Well, you have tried and fail to do it.  The advice is not to go for it again unless you had never try to study in form 5 at all.  Or it just show that subject is not for you as it is consider very very easy in Form 5 compare to Form 6 which is much tougher.  Since you still fail, then you might fail or just pass.  I had seen students with not so good results around B or worse will had a hard time to do it well again, only manage to pass.
    So, what is the difference between the two forms.  Form 5 questions are very straight forward and very much similar to what you are learning and practicing.  However, Form 6 questions in the other way, twist and turn, and it really test if you know your concept well.  You might get one or two similar questions some times if you are lucky.  Most of the time, you are not.
    Many fail and a handful score A+.
    How to score accounting?
    Well, understanding and ability to apply concept will be a strong point to score well.  Working hard or just doing lot of questions is not going to help if you don't really understand and just trial and error. 
    Paper 1 will be testing on financial accounting and the questions are the one twisted and kept changing all the time. 
    Paper 2 will test on Management Accounting and management Costing which are quite straight forward and easier if you know the concept well. 
    You will need to answer 4 questions out of 6 with compulsory on number 1.
    Make sure you ask lots of questions that you don't understand and make sure you are well clear and able to apply the concept no matter what type of questions are out.
    Never copy answers or audit answer and assume you understand.  You will need to do it without referring to answers as to see what type of wrong thinking you have.  Whenever you are confuse, just check with the concept you have learn and if you are following, then you don't have to worry and just finish answering and not half way through.
    Why Accounting is consider a tough subject? 
    Because it is a professional subject, and not anyone will make it as there are standards to follow.
    Some students who scored A+ gave up as they know the tough side of this subject, what about you?
    However, those who did not score A+, kept on their dream and managed to be an accountant.  So, it will definitely depend on individuals what they really want and how far they dare to go for it.




    Sunday, May 22, 2011

    JPA havoc 2011- mismatch of JPA scholarships.

    Both China Press and Sin Chew Daily continued to highlight the plight of SPM scorers who failed to secure JPA scholarships, including a female student from Sitiawan who had been given by JPA a 'phantom course' which does not exist.
    Sin Chew Daily and Nanyang Siang Pau both urged the government to take action against the JPA officials who are responsible for the mismatch of JPA scholarships to stop the problem from recurring.




    Guan Eng: Act against JPA ‘Little Napoleans’


    By Susan Loone | May 19, 11
    Malaysiakini

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has condemned the Public Services Department (JPA) for failing to provide scholarships to deserving students, a mistake being continuously repeated.
    Lim said the JPA, in disbursing its scholarships recently, ‘cannot get their act together’ as they failed to differentiate between top and second highest scorers.

    He added that action must be taken against the “Little Napoleans” responsible for this mess up as these mistakes affected people’s lives.
    “Either get new people to do the job, or get in a new DPM (Deputy Prime Minsiter, who is also the Education Minister),” Lim (left) said in Penang during a press conference after attending state agency InvestPenang’s, board meeting.
    “What’s going on? It is such a simple matter but these mistakes create a lot of pain, anxiety and anguish for people,” he lamented.
    The DAP national secretary-general also questioned the capability of the government to provide a first class civil service when it is prone to committing such mistakes.
    For a first class civil service to exist, he added, the government must have in place “a good system, good ethics, especially in disbursing scholarships, and good team spirit”.
    However, Lim said it appears as if these three important elements do not currently exist in the country’s administration.
    He was quick to add that not all civil servants were problematic, as it was always a few bad apples which spoiled the reputation of others.
    Mess driving away the best
    “What we have instead is a complete mess, which creates anxiety, tears and drives away top students to other countries,” he said.
    “These actions give a bad name to our civil service although not all civil servants are bad or made these mistakes,” he added.
    Lim was referring to complaints by several students who were denied JPA awards despite scoring above 8As for their SPM exams.
    Chinese language news dailies – Oriental Daily, China Press and Sin Chew Daily – have front-paged the mismatch of JPA scholarships.
    Deputy Education Minister Wee Ka Siong complained that the best scholars had been offered only scholarships in local universities.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Unhealthy Growth of Medical Schools in M'sia Date: March 6, 2011 Source: New Straits Times

    KUALA LUMPUR - With too many medical schools, lack of teaching staff and insufficient training facilities, Malaysia is in danger of producing sub-standard medical graduates. Former director-general of health Tan Sri Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman said: "Too many medical schools have been allowed to be started in too short a time."

    He said this could become a problem when the country produced thousands of doctors who may not be as good "as they could be".

    "We don"t want numbers. We want quality: quality of medical schools, quality of medical graduates, quality of post-graduates. What we should be doing is working hard to make sure our medical schools are of international standard."

    Commenting on the mushrooming of medical schools and the low quality of medical graduates, Dr Abu Bakar, who was D-G of health from 1991 to 2001, said the the authorities needed to consider the country"s health planning when setting up medical schools.

    "During my time, we used to advise the Education Ministry (the authority for higher education before the setting up of the Higher Education Ministry) on the formation of new medical schools, based on the country"s health planning needs.

    "There was coordination in terms of what was needed and what was the production capacity.

    "For example, whenever there was a request for a medical school to be formed, the ministry would enquire which hospital would be used for training. The prospective universities would come to us and we would discuss with them what they were going to do.

    "We allocated hospitals to them so that they had facilities for training and clinical experience. Without that, they could not go to the ministry to consider their application. They had to consult the ministry before it could get the approval.

    "That was how it was when universities such as Sheffield, International Medical University and Monash set up their medical schools. It was difficult to get a medical school licence then. But now it appears that this link between the Health Ministry and the Higher Education Ministry in terms of manpower needs is not there."

    Dr Abu Bakar, who is now IMU president, said co-ordination between the authorities was important, otherwise, the process of educating doctorswould not be done in a way that met the standards of local and foreign universities.

    "Too many public universities are also being built too quickly and this is not healthy. There are too many housemen now, so supervising them can be difficult. And we worry they may not get adequate training."

    He said producing 20-odd medical schools in fewer than 10 years did not make sense, adding that there was a need for the authorities to justify the existence of these schools through evidence-based decision making.

    "At present, every state wants to have a medical school. But is there a need? Some don"t even have enough training hospitals."

    Having too many medical schools also results in difficulties in recruiting academic staff, who are in short supply locally and abroad.

    He said even IMU, which has been in the industry for 19 years, found it difficult to recruit the right staff, adding that although a doctor may be a specialist, he may not necessarily make a good academic.

    "We need experienced people with academic management skills, curriculum planning, assessment, benchmarking and accreditation."

    On the quality of students pursuing medical studies, Dr Abu Bakar said while good grades were important criteria for entry to medical schools, students should also have the aptitude and desire to serve the community.

    "The essence of being a doctor is to serve. Just because you are a bright student doesn"t make you a good doctor.

    "You must have other attributes such as being interested in people, the desire to help others, patience, and the independence of thinking and learning,"

    He added that he had come across cases of intelligent students not doing well in their medical exams because of a lack of interest.

    "Some students graduate but they don"t want to practise because they are not interested in medicine; they took it up only because of pressure from their parents."

    Those intending to pursue medical studies, he added, should opt for local public and private medical schools, especially in terms of meeting the local needs, failing which they should consider medical schools in the Commonwealth countries or the United States, which have a similar healthcare system to Malaysia.

    He advised them to avoid studying medicine in other countries where the healthcare system was different than that of Malaysia.

    "If you send them to Russia or the Ukraine, they are trained to perform in the healthcare system of their host country, which is not similar to the system here. I have reservations about that. But that does not mean they cannot perform.

    "And why do you need to send them to other places where they have to learn a different language? Why do you place such a huge burden on them? There are more than enough local programmes here for them."

    Sunday, May 8, 2011

    Full A+ students of Penang - Congratulations

    Bil Nama Calon Sekolah
    1 Chow Chee Shoon SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth
    2 Aliaa Shafinas Bt Mohd Don SMKA Al Irshad
    3 Ang Yee Theng SMJK (P) China Pulau Pinang
    4 Chuah Ying Qi SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth
    5 Carmen Khoo Yi Lyn SMK (P) Methodist
    6 Amery Seow Su Yin SMK (P) St George
    7 Krystin Keh Xing Hui SMK (P) St George
    8 Pavitra A/P Ramakrishnan SMK Convent Butterworth
    9 Liew Mei Rin SMK Convent Butterworth
    10 Kwang Cheng Mun SMK Convent Green Lane
    11 Ooi Xing Ying SMK Convent Green Lane
    12 Azreennisa Bt Abdul Haleem SMK Convent Lebuh Light
    13 Dharishaanth A/L Siva Shanmugam SMK Dato Onn
    14 Nor Atiqah Bt Nor Khalid SMK Kepala Batas
    15 Kiren Raj A/L Jaikumar SMK Methodist Nibong Tebal
    16 Muhammad Sajid Nabiel Bin Waheed Rahman SMK Penang Free
    17 Liew Juan Kwong SMK St Xavier
    18 Mok Mun Jeng SMK Tinggi Bukit Mertajam
    19 Koh Su Ann SMK (P) Methodist
    20 Koay Wai Lean SMK (P) Methodist
    21 Tania Loke Suat Mei SMK Bukit Jambul
    22 Chelsea Khor Wen Phing SMK Convent BM
    23 Chuah Yun Fen SMK Convent Green Lane
    24 Lim Xin Yi SMK Convent Green Lane
    25 Vivian Teh Min Mi SMK Convent Lebuh Light

    Modular system for STPM 2012

    Monday April 11, 2011

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/4/11/nation/8456797&sec=nation

    PETALING JAYA: The introduction of a modular system for assessing the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malay­sia (STPM) examinations will begin next year, and not this year as originally scheduled.
    Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the system would be based on three semesters and students would be evaluated at the end of each one.
    “This will be similar to the system in place at universities to help students adjust to the sort of continuous assessment involved in tertiary study,” he said.
    “Due to the logistics involved following the change, we will only start the modular system with Lower Six students next year.
    “However, the content of the STPM syllabus will remain the same,” he told The Star yesterday.
    In 2009, it was reported that the existing terminal system for STPM assessments would be replaced by a modular one in 2011.
    Dr Wee added that the modular assessment would also include coursework and school-based projects.

    Saturday, May 7, 2011

    8A+ another possible dream make possible for those who worked for it

    An extra big 8 A+ confirm with PSD scholarship yesterday, a big hope for the young, ambitious girls and boys of SPM (2010).
    A great news before mothers' day but will be announced only after mothers' day.  Good enough!
    A hope for the parents who really need it.  Timely enough!
    A hope for the young scorers.  Fair enough!
    A hope to all of us that those brilliant ones are being rewarded disregard of race.  Thrilled enough!
    A hope on this coming Monday!  We will see the magic and hope of 1 Malaysia for all of us, Malaysians!


    Sunday, May 1, 2011

    Brain drain and Brain build problem in Malaysia!

    BD & BB are serious problems we are facing in Malaysia!
    In my opinion, of course!  Some might not agree with me or might be angered by the statements to be revealed as below!
    Brain drain, as usual not a new issue, everybody knows some how as mentioned in news now and then.  So, the reasons behind its existence are really important as Malaysia is loosing all the brainy to our neighboring countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and as far as Australia and etc as time passed.  Some people realised the importance of it, yet some still not realizing it!  Guess it needs some brainy people who are aware of its importance and urgency before it's getting worse!  How serious is it actually?  Well, when every year all the brainies are being pick up by other countries, what is left for Malaysia?  Not so brainy ones of course.  Sorry as it will offense someone out there!  But it is a fact, what you expect to happen though!  Nothing can be done?  Not really, it's just up to the administration group or politic groups to see what is wrong with Malaysia system and able to adjust back in time to save Malaysia.

    Talk about BB or brain building, the one I created for Malaysia for not building the brainy.  So the effect will be the not so brainy educating the future generations, again what to expect of the outcome?  Of course, the not so brainy ones.  However, there is some source helping the BB, which is the tuition system but not all can and able to get it as need to fork out money.  Or else no brainy will be out at all!  

    Educators should have certain qualities and not just another unwanted jobs or just accept any as long as they want, whether to fulfill the quota or just to dump some unbrainy type who fail in their studies!  How you expect a teacher who doesn't know the stuff he/she is teaching and with language problems to produce brainy ones?  It's just another impossible dream to build.  Of course, this does not mean that there are some of the good ones who are the brainy but it's sad to say that only a hand full.  Most of them are just, how to say, no place or no better job to hold, so end up in the teaching line.  It's a fact if you are in the teaching line itself!  You can see some teachers just don't know their subject well enough even after going through the degree level as they merely pass or made pass in the first place!  So, what to expect from them as they can't even understand or grab the knowledge and yet they are the future brain building engineers!  They even asked the students to find out from the tuition class, sound familiar?  Because it's very true and sad.  So, that's how the failure of brain building started and it's getting worse with the GSTT who are just being hire as they had no jobs and no skill and unwanted.  Schools dare not give them any important subjects to them except morals, health and PJ.  Money are spend for them, using who's money?  You know!
     .......................to be continued!

    Monday, April 25, 2011

    Heart of Education or unjustice heart

    Talk about heart of education previously and getting some feedback about it from individuals involved.
    It seemed that the heart just goes to the students and fabulous results only for individual interest.
    Who else needed the heart?  Of course the teachers, as claimed to be the root of all the success, if not who else?  The head nor the students alone can be excellent on their own, can they?
    Teachers felt they were being used to deliver what the head & companies wishes, and in return they omitted teachers' importance in terms of taking care of the teachers' promotions and not aware of teachers' hardship, teachers' wellness, and what ever in favor to teachers.
    Their heart, ears and eyes are for the students only and them selves. 
    So, heart of education is not just referring to how much teachers should put in towards their students, but they, teachers, as human being needed motivation, care and understanding, and most of all, a warm heart for their sacrifices from the head. 
    Never talk about heart of education if one do not know how to take care his or her sacrifice teachers as they are the one to determine all the outcome, the flying colors results and the moral of students.
    Guess there are actually two hearts in the education, one should goes to the teachers and the other one to the students.  Hope all the heads will get the message as taking care the heart of teachers will motivate teachers in putting their heart to the students as well.  All this will make a world a better place to live as love are for all and not meant for the students only. 
    A question the head should realize, "Why the teachers are not putting their hearts towards their students?"
    How many will realize this after all.  Loves to each other make a better place to live.  What about the heart of education, should it be from the teachers to the students only and what type of heart the head and admins towards them?  A cold heart or a warm heart? 

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Looking for scholarships?

    It's time looking for scholarships now in newspaper whether you are STPM or SPM leavers.
    Came across recently a few from NUS, Genting, Star Publications and colleges(get newspaper).
    Get ready necessary documents as needed especially letters of recommendation from your teachers(refer to the requirement in the scholarships advertisement).
    This is time to:
    Make up your mind what you really want to be or pursued. 
    Open up more options and not stick to one and only dream.
    Listen to some of the talk according to your options as to get some ideas what to know and need to do.
    Get information from the counter with the courses you wish to pursue as you will expose to all types of options, the financial needed, what you will encounter and how long, rather than just waiting hopefully to get the scholarships alone which might disappoint depending much on the very extremely super results obtained.
    The information will be very helpful even if you are offer scholarship to do it as you will know what to encounter?(visit the big education fair such as in PISA and KL for more info and focus or will be confused)
    But beware of:
    The promises some made which have hidden agenda;
    How good everything seemed to be but actually not;
    What your parents thinking and ability or suggestions;
    Follow your interest and not your friends, it's time to fly separately towards your dreams and not stick to your friends' dream instead;
    Always remember:
    There are lots of options out there and this is one of the important decisions you need to make to be what you wanted to be in future, so think carefully and patiently;
    What you have learn might not be what you will be later.
    You will be enjoying what you like to learn than forcing to learn something you don't like.
    Even if you did, you can always change, just needed more time than others(never too old to learn).
    Your parents might or might not involved but you are really lucky if they did.  It's alright if they are not as you can always join others as another option.
    There was a saying:
    Roads are created by man, never give up trying easily.
    Guess it's another part of our lives needed to go through!
    Best Wishes!

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    Year of Rabbit or Year of disaster?

    At first, was the welcome of the new year 2011, followed by the Rabbit year.
    Then we have positive, encouraging year ahead in markets until the Egypt political  dilemma, followed by Libya.....never ending drama!

    Next, not long we see how the disaster unfold in Japan which create fear all over the world just similar to the film of 2012 where world almost came to the end.


    Then we have the giant moon moving near to our earth which also created some worries, but was over and nothing happen.  We are still fear of nuclear plant effect not in Japan but the goods as well.
    What next?
    Heard about the May 2011 and December 2012 which will be another blow to the people and the earth?

    What can we do about it?  Nothing at all.  Pray and hope......life still go on as usual whether it happen or not.
    Some positive comment earth will live for many years ahead, not as predicted as mentioned above.

    What we can be is to be aware of the damages we did before and do at least some correction to it before it became worst.  Even though we can't really change much as everyone is working for better life they dream.We might not able to save it but will face the end of our world one day.

    What else?  Some planning to enjoy more by joining the tours and spending more time with family members which I think are some of the positive out of the negative impact.
    Some see life unpredictable and unsure of the safety any more in our earth and start to think of what type of damages done so far.

    I see it as part of the life we needed to face due to our own doings for modernization and to have better lives in our beautiful planet after all. 

    Sunday, January 9, 2011

    Form 6 Research Action(AC) or Kajian Tindakan sample for reference

    Reading :
    ReflectionAC         ChangingNatureinAC               PractitionerAC              ACin3countries                  AC&pengurusanSek           


    References :
    Eng1               Sci 1             BM1              Eng2                   Sci2               BM2