Friday, July 25, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Mokhtar Nong ketika mengesahkan perkara itu berkata, beliau diberitahu bahawa tiada istiadat penganugerahan kepada penerima darjah dan pingat kebesaran pada sambutan esok oleh Istana Terengganu, kira-kira sebulan lepas.
‘‘Saya tidak diberitahu mengenai sebab mengapa tiada pengurniaan darjah dan pingat kebesaran tahun ini,” katanya ketika ditemui di sini hari ini.
Bagaimanapun, beliau tidak pasti jika terdapat kemungkinan pemilihan penerima dan istiadat pengurniaan akan diadakan selepas ini.
‘‘Setakat ini tiada penerima untuk darjah dan pingat kebesaran, kemungkinan istiadat akan dibuat selepas ini, saya belum diberitahu,” ujarnya.
Darjah kebesaran tertinggi di Terengganu ialah Darjah Seri Setia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Terengganu yang membawa gelaran Datuk Seri.
Menurut Mokhtar, seperti kebiasaan, Hari Keputeraan Sultan Terengganu akan disambut secara sederhana bermula dengan majlis tahlil dan doa selamat di masjid seluruh negeri malam ini.
Beliau memberitahu, majlis yang sama juga akan dilangsungkan di Istana Maziah di sini kira-kira pukul 12.30 tengah hari esok.
Petikan – Berita Hairan
P/S: Maknanya di Terengganu tiada yang layak untuk menerima darjah kebesaran di mata Tuanku. Yang Berhormat yang baru menang pun terlepas juga :P
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Bila engkau sedang bersukaria
ke lubuk hati
disanalah nanti engkau dapati
bahwa hanya yang pernah membuat derita
berkemampuan memberimu bahagia
Jika engkau berdukacita
renunanglah lagi, ke lubuk hati
disanalah pula bakal kau temui
engkau sedang menangisi
sesuatu yang pernah
~ Khalil Gibran
Saturday, July 12, 2008
South African Statesman First democratically elected State President of South Africa (1994), 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.
This is words from Mandela.
I’m writing this in conjunction with his upcoming birthday on 18 July.
It has been a long admire on him and I always salute you.
More info on him can be found out here.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
"The disposal of staff loans from the group's books could free up RM500 million, and the Multimedia University disposal could unlock another RM800 million to RM900 million," wrote Navin Killa and Gary Yu in the report after meeting the management last month.
Based on TM's 2007 annual report, its staff loans amounted to RM509 million, with a yearly interest of about four per cent.
"While management remains optimistic on the disposal of staff loans, the group is struggling to find a buyer for the university," the duo noted.
The non-core asset sale, if it does take place, will be the second time this year the company has sold assets to raise fresh capital.
In January, TM raised some RM1 billion by selling Mena-ra TM, Menara Celcom, TM Cyberjaya Complex and Wisma TM (Taman Desa) to Menara ABS Bhd.
TM will need between RM1 billion and RM1.5 billion a year to fund its high-speed broadband (HSBB) project.
A senior government official who spoke to Business Times on condition of anonymity said that the HSBB project is intact and an agreement is scheduled to be signed this month.
The agreement between TM and the government, which was earlier scheduled to be signed this week, was postponed.
Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor was to represent the government at the signing.
UBS Investment Research, in a Monday report, said that some of the capital expenditure by TM might be replaced by investments into the project.
"We expect further clarity on HSBB over these two months to alleviate investor concerns," wrote Shirley Tse in a report.
The HSBB project allows TM to use its fibre optic network to beam broadband connections speedier than what is being offered by wireless network providers, as well as provide cable television connections.
It is understood that TM is looking to provide cable TV facilities similiar to that of the US' second largest internet service provider, Comcast Corp's G4 station that focuses on games, gears, gadgets and gigabytes.
What happen to us (mmu student) next??
Source: Business Times Online