Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Penang Bridge International Marathon

About 19,000 participants have registered for the international marathon which will be divided into four categories — Full Marathon (850 participants), Quarter Marathon (about 2,000), Half Marathon (about 6,000) and Fun Run (about 10,000).

The annual event has attracted marathon runners from all over the world.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Chief Minister warns SDO

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng was commenting on the attitude of State Federal Development director Nik Ali Mat Yunus who he claimed was exerting pressure on the state government so that federal projects could go on, or else it would cancel the projects and withdraw the allocation.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia in Penang

Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) held a forum at Hu Yew Siah school, Penang attracting about 70 participants. SABM invited speakers Fahmi Reza, Mustaqeem, Goh Kiat Peng and Dr Azmi Sharom. Subjects presented were "Sepuluh tahun sebelum merdeka", "Human beings, all born free and equal", "The founding of the nation : The truth" and "Nation in distress? Did we let it happen?".

Video by Jimmy Leow

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Kg Buah Pala or what remains of it...

CJ Jimmy Leow was passing by Kampung Buah Pala last weekend and cannot help but stop to see the changing landscape of this village.

Kampung Buah Pala was once known as 'High Chaparral' due to its population of cowherds, cattle, goats, other livestock, its unique hilly environment and Indian cultural features and festivities.

Kampung Buah Pala was once the major supplier of fresh cow's milk on the island, including the Penang Hospital.

The 200-year-old Indian traditional village was demolished in September this year to pave way for a condominium project named 'The Oasis', undertaken by the cooperative society and Nusmetro Venture.

He recalls the frequent meetings between the state government and the villagers, both wanting to reach a win win solution and, the villagers with their 200 odd supporters formed human barricades to prevent demolition workers from entering the village. Their cries and agony of seeing the houses being torn down.

Brave men and women they were. They were merely defending their rights to stay where they belong. Anyone would do the same.

But it is all over now, the villagers evicted, houses demolished, High Chaparral flattened, most of the families took the double storey house offer and as dusts settled, one often wondered if the villagers are still traumatized by the whole experience. Such experience will not be forgotten easily, at least not in their lifetime.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Jom Daftar Undi...PKR style

JOM Daftar Undi organized by Sim Tze Tzin, Adun Pantai Jerejak was held at Queensbay Mall, Penang. He mentioned that 3.8 million eligible voters between the age of 21 to 39 have yet to register in Malaysia.

This program will last for the next six months and the counters are open after working hours at Queensbay Mall main information counter. Among present at the event was the Deputy Chief Minister I, Mansor Othman who launched the program.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Young Professionals Networking Session with PKR Leaders

"Young Professionals Networking Session with Young KeADILan Leaders" was held at a restaurant in Queensbay Mall, Penang which was organized by Sim Tze Tzin, Adun Pantai Jerejak.

About 30 participants joined the session. Among the PKR leaders attended were Nurul Izzah Anwar (Member of Parliament, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur), S. Manikumar (Exco Tourism Kedah and State Assemblyman of Bukit Selambau, Kedah), Mansor Othman (Deputy Chief Minister 1), Sim Tze Tzin (State Assemblyman of Pantai Jerejak, Penang) and Yusmadi Yusoff (Member of Parliament, Balik Pulau, Penang) and Amirudin Shari (State Assemblyman of Batu Caves, Selangor).

Among the topics discussed were the changes in the political scene in Malaysia and it's impact to the public and the expectations from the younger generation to come. There were also frank opinions and suggestions from the participants in terms of the performance of the new Pakatan Rakyat's government.

According to Sim, there will be more of such sessions in time to come.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Friday, 6 November 2009

Wine, anyone?

Hong Kong is set to overtake London as the second biggest center for wine auctions behind New York.

Announcing the landmark yesterday, Financial Secretary John Tsang said Hong Kong has become even more popular as a wine center since the elimination of duties in last year's budget.

The international wine and spirits fair which is on till tomorrow, is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai.

It has attracted 520 exhibitors from 34 counties and regions, more than double the number from its first edition last year.

Video by Jimmy Leow

PSDC & CIMB introduce EMAS for a cleaner river in Bayan Baru

Penang Skills Development Center (PSDC) together with CIMB Foundation distributed 1000 complimentary Effective Microorganism Activated Solution (EMAS) starter kits to the residents of Bayan Baru, Penang.

The objective of the event is to introduce EMAS to the local community.

CIMB's Regional Director, Liew Chee Cheang said that the bank has sponsored RM 100K to PSDC Green Program initiatives.

EMAS is made from organic products and can be used for household cleaning, laundry, gardening and even on pets.

It is an effective and healthy alternative to the conventional chemical based solutions and fertilizers. PSDC aims to encourage the adoption of EMAS among the Bayan Baru residents which will eventually contribute to cleaning the rivers in due time.

Dato Boonler Somchit, CEO of PSDC also mentioned that PSDC has adopted the nearby Sungai Nibong Kecil which has been polluted by domestic and industrial pollutants for decades. PSDC has confidence that EMAS can help to "heal" this river in due time.
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