Tuesday, 20 April 2010

A helping hand comes a long way

Penang state government donated two wheelchairs Pakcik Aziz, 79 and Makcik Nur Liah, 73 who lives in Ayer Itam, Penang. Pakcik Aziz cannot see well due to cataract and makcik Nur Liah had her leg amputated due to diabetes.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Bayan Baru flash flood a constant agony

CJ Jimmy Leow stumbled upon a flash flood at Bayan Baru, Penang while he was on the way back from office. According to Leong Peng Sim who is staying at Lorong Mahsuri 10, such flash floods are frequent when there is a heavy downpour.

To understand the situation better, Jimmy Leow got hold of Sim Tze Tzin, Adun Pantai Jerejak via phone and asked for his comments. Sim was in KL when contacted.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

RM 1.75 mil allocated for schools in need

Penang state government allocates RM1.75 million for schools in need for 2010. In this cheque presentation at SJK (T) Jalan Sungai, Deputy Chief Minister, Prof P. Ramasamy said that many Tamil schools in Penang are neglected by the federal government. The state allocation to 30 such schools is to assist the schools to have better facilities for the students. 

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

The Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine is located on the northwest corner of the Grand Hyatt Erawan property, near the Chit Lom stop on the skytrain. It consists of a golden statue of the four-faced Hindu god Brahma, named Than Tao Mahaprom. The statue sits beneath a glittering canopy, surrounded by offerings of flowers, incese and candles.

CJ Jimmy Leow visits Erawan Shrine every time he is in Bangkok.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist.

Check your sugar level

When was the last time you check your sugar level? Sim Tze Tzin, Adun Pantai Jerejak and Diabetic Society Penang held a free diabetic checkup at the Bayan Baru market community hall on Apr 11, 2010. About 150 people checked their blood pressure and sugar level.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

MPSP saves RM14 mil

MPSP telah membuat anggaran bajet defisit bagi tahun 2009 sebanyak RM15.47 juta. Walaubagaimanpun, selepas penutupan akaun 2009, MPSP telah mencatat lebihan pendapatan sebanyak RM14.57 juta. Menurut, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng dengan lebihan pendapatan tersebut, Kumpulan Wang MPSP meningkat sebanyak 50.22% dari RM29.07 juta dalam tahun 2008 kepada RM43.67 juta dalam tahun 2009. Pada keseluruhannya, perbelanjaan MPSP menurun sebanyak 0.31% pada tahun 2009 berbanding pada tahun 2008 dari RM143.27 juta kepada RM142.83 juta dengan perbezaan sebanyak RM0.44 juta. Ini adalah sebahagian daripada usaha usaha MPSP untuk berjimat cermat ke atas keseluruhan perbelanjaan. Dengan lebihan pendapatan berjumlah RM14.57 juta, MPSP mengakhiri tahun kewangan 2009 dengan kumpulan wang (rizab) berjumlah RM43.67 

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Shahrizat, apologize to Penang senior citizens

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng wants Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to apologize to senior citizens of Penang. She seems to belittle the Senior Citizen Appreciation Program initiated by the Penang State Government.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Friendly Maybank staff attends to senior citizens

A tribute to the friendly Maybank staff who attended to senior citizens collecting RM100 from the Penang State Government. Not only the bank staff was friendly, they were also very efficient. Thanks to them, the senior citizens did not have to wait long for the money. Averagely, they took only a minute to process it.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Friday, 9 April 2010

What is in the back pack?

A tutorial for new CJs. Jimmy Leow gave some pointers on what a CJ should bring along during an assignment.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen journalist

Senior citizens are delighted

CJ Jimmy Leow speaks to Adun Pantai Jerejak, Sim Tse Tzin about the response from senior citizens who received RM100.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen journalist

PR memang mampu RM1000 setiap warga emas

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng confirms RM 1000 for all senior citizens if PR rules Putrajaya.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen journalist

DAP Paya Terubong center opens

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng opens the latest DAP service center at Paya Terubong, Penang.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

RM100 cheer for Batu Maung senior citizens

Senior citizens at Batu Maung collected RM100 from Adun Batu Maung, Abdul Malik and Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng at a brief ceremony at Batu Maung, Penang.

Lim said that he will visit Ayer Itam Maybank today to ensure that senior citizens cash out the RM 100 with ease. Maybank will open on Saturday and Sunday to expedite the distribution of money to eligible senior citizens.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Friday, 2 April 2010

Debtors put Paya Terubong flats in deep trouble

April 01, 2010 — Paya Terubong is a working-class neighbourhood in the central part of Penang Island. Located at the heart of Penang Island, to the south of Air Itam, Paya Terubong is surrounded by hill ranges. The main road through this neighbourhood is Jalan Paya Terubong, which links Air Itam tothe north with Relau on the lowlands to the south.

Until the mid 1970's, Paya Terubong was still very much undeveloped, with most of its inhabitants being farmers working the hill slopes.

As scarcity of land in Penang becomes more pressing, the hill slopes in Paya Terubong began to be cleared for residential development since the beginning of the 1980's. The result is one of the most densely populated high rise apartments in Penang. The majority of the population here are the working class wage earners living in low cost and low-medium cost apartments.

Due to poor management, most of the flats and apartments located at this area are in a sorry state. Many lifts are damaged and has resulted to residents walking up and down the flats. Adun Paya Terubong, Yeoh Soon Hin speaks to CJ Jimmy Leow about his plans to solve this outstanding issue.

Video by JImmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Minorities cry foul in Malaysia

Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia's prime minister, is set to present on Tuesday a new economic policy, a controversial socio-economic initiative that aims to give equal treatment to all ethnic groups in the country.

But for decades many ethnic Chinese and Indian groups have long grieved of institutionalised discrimination and alleged the country's ethnic majority enjoy special advantages in housing, education and employment.

Waves of ethnic Chinese and Indians left the country between 2008 and 2009 to seek a better life abroad.

Although Najib is vowing equality for all, minority communities are pessimistic.

Laura Kyle reports from Kuala Lumpur.