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August 21, 2017

Developers beware…

Filed under: Announcement, Citizenry, Life, Malaysia, Uncategorized — bananachinese @ 10:14 pm

All strata properties residential or commercial purchasers and owners must know their basic rights…

Even mobile hand phone companies have to handover a good product to consumers. If got defects, need to do product recall or replace.

Why hor, those people who buy properties are so unwilling to stand up for their rights and suffer the irresponsible developers? Not even dare to stand up even though developer never establish proper accounts or JMB? (Joint Management Body). Aisay, you purchasers all are protected by law, so use your rights, please

It pays to know the facts on strata title, man…

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2017/07/31/it-pays-to-know-the-facts-on-strata-title/#3kOsHtRh6B134Ds3.99

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September 24, 2016

Nothing has changed for Malaysia, or has it?

Filed under: Citizenry, Economy, Malaysia, Parliament, Politics — bananachinese @ 4:19 pm

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Being an old hand at this thingy that everyday Malaysians would gripe about with zestful anger, I most profess to be very sympathetic to their emotions.

It is a terribly, terribly, terribly sad affair isn’t it, that our politicians are not as clean nor as upright as we common people.

What’s going on with the MO1, 1MDB alphabetical soup concoction that has got big brother USA’s Attorney General worked up an investigation? Tun Dr Mahathir and Najib Abdul Razak and their minions going at each other?

The poor UMNO kampung folks can’t understand all these international business intrigue and machinations. Tak paham langsung perihal inilah, the poor makciks and pakciks….

Welcome to Vision 2020, Malaysians…. Miss this ride, you’ll have to wait forever for the next.

 

June 3, 2013

BN: To rebuild, to regain or to fall into some blackhole that is the question

Filed under: Citizenry, Malaysia, Media, Politics, Repair — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 7:15 pm

After BN’s big loss of face outcome from Malaysia’s 13th General Election, Samy Vellu declared sagely recently that it is time for BN to regain people’s trust.

Hmmm… a bit late there (somebody beat the MIC legend to it in 2010).

Makes one wonder why BN still keep them UMNO cybertroopers who helped Najib Razak to lose face big time (especially in Selangor) by repelling voters below 50s.

Listen up UMNO, MCA, MIC – you better find yourselves some quality social media engagers if you want to stay on to give a good fight in GE14. Otherwise it will be a boring GE for your fading members and our pelancong politik.

Some may ask what about Khairy Jamaludin‘s cyber team? Pooh, pooh, I say. In Twitter, FB, blogs, frankly, the MCA writer of the original rebuilding trust article seems to possess more politically solid content than his army’s.

May 14, 2013

社社团的棋子

Filed under: Citizenry, Government, Malaysia, Media, Politics, Scandal — Tags: , , , , — bananachinese @ 6:08 pm

马华与火箭只不过是华社社团的棋子,华人社团从团体中栽培出人员送入马华与火箭的竞技场靠着社团支持力出战大选,所以假如有任何笨蛋国州议员请不要责怪马华与火箭应该怪的是我们华社社团,我们华社社团里所谓的“话事人”!他们当然不希望要个翁诗杰,胡逸山,蔡细历这些跟你讲procedure的领袖,他们最好找个江湖老大但是要听他们“进数三分清”的人去做总会长然后做国州议员,然后利用这些公会的名义谋取他们私人公司的利益,他们才不管你国家和公会的利益反正就是“社团的就是我的,我的就是我的”罗国本的爷爷不是罗氏公会的主席(罗老走后罗国本就人走茶凉)廖中莱的岳丈不是李氏公会的话事人这些菜包有何能力上位?郭鹤年要不是靠着他弟弟在马共的地位这些人真正的能力是叉烧包,讲难听点他们只不过是个团体的代理人,华社不能将任何的事情都指责马华!

社社团的棋子

社社团的棋子

January 25, 2013

These kids are what adults should be made up of

Filed under: Citizenry, Family, Life — Tags: , , , , — bananachinese @ 12:31 am

Why get all fussy or worked up over Malaysia’s 13th General Election when you can get all teary eyed over such good for the soul stories like this?

gma.yahoo.com/homecoming-surprise-tennessee-teen-200343676–abc-news-topstories.html

Good Morning America - Homecoming Surprise for Tennessee Teen ABC News

“This is a welcome break from all the garbage in the news!! These are some fine young people!”
~Bob

Amen…

January 9, 2013

About the rape in India

Filed under: Citizenry, Forum, Government, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:52 pm

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I read an interesting article on The New York Times Op-Ed “The Unspeakable Truth About Rape In India” and found an interesting comment from a reader about India.

Read and tell me about your reaction to below commentator.

Comment from: Cleanup from U.S.

“Crime like rapes etc are the result of lawlessness and political corruption in India. It is clear now, protests marches do not work as they are easily crushed the same way India’s Anti corruption movement was crushed.

The main curse of India is this- the country has been ruled by old, uneducated, inefficient, corrupt politicians who consider themselves lords and masters since the British left.

The opposition is the same.

The Prime Minister is educated but is unable to think outside the box.

Every project, every deal allows the politicians to collect huge cuts and the citizens end up with lousy deals, crumbling roads and infrastructure. Scam after scams are revealed only to be hushed up. Giving and taking kickbacks have been perfected to an art form and no one gets caught.

The politicians , public servants and their relatives are some of the richest in the world. It’s time the world comes to know the truth and hopefully these politicians would feel some shame for what is happening to this land of a billion plus people.

India needs massive doses of new blood,-educated modern thinking to be injected into the government. Indians must encourage educated result oriented, people from the private sector to join politics. If not this cancer of corruption, lawlessness will destroy this country. India is now one of the the largest kleptocracies in the world.”

 

August 15, 2012

Super Boring CyberTeams

Filed under: Citizenry, Media, Politics — Tags: , , , — bananachinese @ 7:20 pm

Most Malaysian politicos think social media outreach is spamming the same boring slogan, sex expose or mindless pantun-like pitch to their own followers / bloggers.

Then some made it a social media SOP, asking for a link or re-tweets to cover more miles… (how to extend to fence sitters voters, la? When their readers are within their little circle only?)

Recently, launch of recruitment of naivete volunteers on le rebranded cyberteam was done. (pat, pats on the backs, congratulated each other)

Oi, how to sell la when your own ‘established’ cybertroopers oops, cyber team are incapable to produce convincing messages to get buy-in from people who might be able to be tempted to find out more?

Most cyber troopers think that social media is all about agitatement, “who best agitate others wins”. And, then get agitated themselves when being asked hard questions.

Duh, if you’re afraid of what people are going to say, then maybe you should focus on straightening yourselves out first.

Like, do get yourselves trained by a social media specialist, ok?

June 11, 2012

Philosophy of new voters registration

Filed under: Citizenry, Government, Malaysia, Parliament, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 3:21 pm

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Always, always you hear Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat harping on importance of new voters registration for their party to win the polls. Always, always we hear anecdotes by politicians that registering new voters will add more votes to their party..

Sure or not?

In this age of more heightened human and consumer rights, how can UMNO, MCA, MIC, PAS, DAP, PKR, etc., not realise that most people who aren’t already registered aren’t registered for a reason?

That big reason being they don’t WANT to be registered? That the major reason being they don’t TRUST the political parties to do the lawmaking job effectively?

Consequently, even if you get them to register, it’s going to be tough to get them to actually turn out to vote.

Ain’t that a lot of time and energy wasted for minimal potential return?

Amazing isn’t it, the unthinkingness of our politicians…

May 24, 2012

I love democracy, do you?

Filed under: Citizenry, Government, Malaysia, news, Politics — Tags: , , , , — bananachinese @ 7:23 pm

Many displays of democracy nowadays for Malaysians to learn.

How have you enjoyed the spirit and principles of democracy so far?

Here’re a simple issue for you to make into conversation or to reflect upon with your buddies. Or, if you can, throw this question to your current / aspirant Member of Parliament.

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Q: Is this Democracy at work?

“Two anti-Bersih groups have surrounded the vicinity of Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan’s residence today…”

Source: http://malaysiakini.com/news/198937

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“BERSIH 3.0 will take the form of a sit-in (“duduk bantah” in Bahasa Malaysia) on April 28th 2012, and will take place across Malaysia and throughout the world….

Through BERSIH 3.0, we will continue our struggle for clean and fair elections, assembling and expressing our views peacefully as are our rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution…”

Source: http://bersih.org/?p=4696

April 27, 2012

Who’s your social media manager cum listening specialist?

Filed under: Citizenry, Life, Malaysia, Media, Politics, Repair — Tags: , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:59 pm

Most, if not all businesses think community metrics equals revenue, ROI, brand equity.

But if you are only basing your success on retweets, influence scores and popularity then you are standing on shaky ground and bound to fall flat on your face.

If your business really want to make it in a social environment, you must

1. Be open to a mindset change

Do you have the guts to listen to what people are really saying about you and your business in the social world?

Any good social media manager or agency or consultant should have the guts and knowledge to provide you the real information, and help you set priorities and decisions for how to best embed social within the DNA of your business.

2. Get real with your team skill set and available resources

If your team doesn’t have the necessary skills to enable successful engagement, then you must either train them or figure out how you are going to obtain the necessary skills from elsewhere eg terminating employees or re-assigning them to different roles. Without the right people to do the planning, integration, execution, listening, engagement and measurement, you will be doomed to continue to struggle.

This is evident In the Malaysia political arena. Political parties’ cybertroopers or social media team would rather go about their happy retweeting, demeaning and scolding peeps whose ideals differ from theirs. It is amazing how BN (UMNO, MCA, etc) is spending much $$$ on their social media and web team to only able to produce numbers of followers, bragging about retweets and top influencers who they are engaging with.

Shockingly, the paymasters didn’t even have the gumption to realise the lack of engagement ability of their social media people.

If you are only talking to yourself all day and ignoring your target audience or leaving them out of conversation because you have no understanding of what they want to talk about or what they need, then it is highly unlikely you will ever see a solid return on that social media and expensive web team you hired.

The BN social media teams are well on their way to being nothing to nobody.

Be good to your business, it is never too late to go get yourself a top social media listener/manager today.

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