Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Blueprint for a vibrant Penang Part II

The second part of Lim Guan Eng's speech on the "Blueprint for a vibrant Penang" at PISA last weekend.

Video by: Jimmy Leow

Sunday, 26 September 2010

CM leads Kwong Wah Yit Poh 10km cycle

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng leads a group 150 cyclists through a 10 kilometer route organized by Kwong Wah Jit Poh Press Bhd.

Lim said that the government should consider scrapping the import duties for bicycles just like for golf equipments. Lim added that people should be encourage to take up cycling as it is a healthy sports.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Foreign experts on property investment

Foreign property experts from Australia and Indonesia gave their take on property investment in the Asia Pacific region.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Property sales gain momentum at expo

PIP Property Summit 2010 returns this year, with a selection of new property launches and irresistible deals.

As the property market makes a strong comeback this year, the annual event could not have come at a better time for bargain hunters and property investors.

Here are some irresistible projects at PIP Property Summit 2010.

Video by JImmy Leow

Saturday, 25 September 2010

PIP Property Summit 2010: Property development with green in mind

PIP Property Summit 2010 is the first ever Property Trade Show & Forum held in Penang for the principals of property related companies and agencies to meet and network. The Summit enables leading property companies in both the country and region to showcase their projects, products and services, with emphasis on quality and value for money. Thus, the show is limited to only 20 major exhibitors. The Property Summit provides critical awareness of both local and regional trends in the property market to the industry players.

CJ Jimmy Leow spoke to the some main players in the industry at the expo.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Friday, 24 September 2010

Youtube is moody today

Today is one of those days again, I must say. I need to upload a few videos this evening and guess what, I think youtube is in a bad mood today. Nothing seems to work wherever you go. I thought my internet connection was the cause of the problem, but I got zip trying to upload at McD, White Coffee, Starbucks.....I hope things will be normal by late evening.

When you are a video journalist, we really need to rely on youtube or vimeo. In order to be viewed in the internet, one must record the event, edit it, "handbrake" it (compressing the file to a smaller version) and after all that, send it to youtube.

This weekend is full of events and I really do not know which event to go, all of them are so interesting and fun. Not so much of politics this weekend, more of loving mother earth kind of events. Yup, once in a while, it is nice to see politicians talk about how the current situation and attitudes are killing our rivers and seas.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

PIP Property Summit 2010 promises good buys

Penang International Property Expo or PIP 2010 is an annual showcase that attracts quality exhibitors and genuine players in the property scene. The event is marked by focus marketing and sustain a steady flow or visitors through interesting and informative talks, forums, games and other interative activities. Most importantly, the show provides the ideal exchange between smart exhibitors and discerning visitors, leading to oppurtunities for quality sales leads and closing contracts.

Michael Geh of Raine & Horne speaks to CJ Jimmy Leow on what is installed visitors and home buyers.

PIP Property Summit 2010 starts on this 24th and ends on the 26th Sept 2010. Venue: PISA, Penang

Video by Jimmy Leow

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Maritime lookout post needed in Pulau Betong

Located about 1 kilometer from the small fishing village of Pulau Betong, Penang, a container was converted into a lookout post many years ago by the Fisheries Dept. The purpose of this lookout post was to assist the Fisheries officers curb commercial trawlers encroaching near the shores.

Pulau Betong inshore fishermen chairman, Tan Ah Kee recalled Fisheries Dept even had a speed boat nearby to catch the "ghost" trawlers when they receive a report from the inshore fishermen.

Tan said even those days (about 20 years ago), commercial trawlers had started to encroach into their fishing grounds. He insisted Fisheries or Maritime should use back the old container office here in Pulau Betong as a service center to cater for complaints and feedbacks from fishermen. Furthermore, their response time will definitely improve tremendously as they are nearer to the problem.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Utusan Malaysia macam MOSSAD

Video by Jimmy Leow

Siti Nurhaliza cancels Hari Malaysia concert

The "Hari Malaysia" concert in Penang has been cancelled as Malaysian top artist Dato Siti Nurhaliza has been advised by her doctor to avoid strenuous activities including performing in any concert for the time being. Therefore, the concert which is scheduled to be held on the 25 Sept is cancelled.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Inshore fishermen to defend fishing grounds

Pulau Betong inshore fishermen encountered commercial trawlers encroaching into their fishing grounds and took some photos of the trawlers and its position. They made a police report and related the incident to CJ Jimmy Leow,

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

JPN denies statelessness issues

Sept 05, 2010, Prai, Penang

On Aug 13, HRP leaders met with NRD officers in Putrajaya, but came home feeling disappointed that the officers gave the impression that the problem was not as serious as they had made it out to be, said the party's national advisor N. Ganesan.

"But we have proven our point, in just a month, without even a campaign, only word by mouth, we have managed to gather some 40 stateless people in this office," he said.

"We want the NRD to take ownership of this problem and try to resolve this issue; it cannot deny that this is a big problem," Ganesan (right) added.

Ganesan, a lawyer by profession, reiterated that what has been constitutionally guaranteed has been systematically and procedurally denied to the poor and vulnerable.

"This has contributed further to their marginalisation and continuing dispossession from mainstream Malaysia," he added.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Kami menghargai jasa baik Ketua Menteri

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng while distributing the RM 1000 cheque to beneficiaries at Dewan Sri Penang on the 31 Aug 2010, heard a lady sobbing and went to see if he could help.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

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PR: Permainan politik UMNO karut

Mesyuarat tergempar PR dipanggil berikutan permainan isu "Guan Eng gantikan Agong" yang digembar-gemburkan oleh UMNO dan media massa.

10 usul telah diluluskan dalam mesyuarat tergempar PR Pulau Pinang yang dipengerusikan oleh Ketua Menteri Pulalu Pinang and Pengerusi Pakatan Rakyat Lim Guan Eng.

Video oleh Jimmy Leow

"Ghost trawler" caught red handed

Based on a lead received, CJ Jimmy Leow and Pulau Betong fishermen went out to the sea to investigate a possible encroachment by commercial trawler.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Ciizen Journalist

Stop encroahing our fishing grounds

About 500 inshore fishermen in Penang have signed a petition asking the government to extend the fishing ground radius from five to twelve nautical miles, allowing them more chances of improving their catch. They said that with the encroachment by commercial trawlers in their current fishing grounds, it is difficult to make ends meet. Several inshore fishermen relate their views and bad experiences with commercial trawlers at sea.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

MPSP: Hawkers given ample time to shift

MPSP councillor, Oon Neow Aun relates the events that took place since 2008 until the final day of eviction to CJ Jimmy Leow. Oon said there were many discussions and notices which took place between MSPS and the Tmn Seri Rambai hawkers. He added that MSPS has received many complaints from the residents around the area. Traffic congestion and cleanliness of the hawker center were the main complaints.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Adun: Hawkers not telling the truth

Adun Padang Lalang, Tan Cheong Heng said that Taman Seri Rambai hawkers who claimed that they were not assisted by the state government is not true. Tan said that there were many discussion between the hawkers, the state government and MPSP to ensure that they are taken care of by providing them an alternative hawker center site nearby.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Anwar: We have a better team now

Anwar Ibrahim officiate the latest PKR branch at Bayan Baru, Penang on Sunday Aug 8, 2010.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Tmn Seri Rambai hawkers dissatisfied with eviction order

Taman Seri Rambai hawker center at Jalan Binjai, Penang has been served with an eviction order from MPSP which requires the hawkers to remove their properties by today 8th Aug 2010.

The hawker center owner and his partner speaks to CJ Jimmy Leow relating their dissatisfaction and claims that they are victims of circumstances. They claimed no one from the state government came to help. The hawkers said they will seek help from Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng.

At the same time, CJ Jimmy Leow will seek clarification from the related Adun.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

7 in a family without birth certificate

Thayalan and Selvi have 9 children of whom 7 do not have their birth certificates. How could this happen in Malaysia? According to N. Ganesan, Human Rights Party national advisor, such problems happened especially to the very poor Indians around us.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

4 arrested at Abolish ISA candlelight vigil

In Penang, the police had earlier today posted notices - signed by Georgetown OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng - around the Speaker's Square in Georgetown warning against any illegal gathering in the area.

At the same time, about 10 persons suddenly appeared claiming to represent "those who support the ISA".

Even before the vigil began at 9pm, two activists - Choo Choon Kai and Kris Khaira from PSM - were arrested.

By 8.45pm, the police asked the crowd - numbering around 100 as opposed to the 200 police personnel who had been mobilised - to "disperse in five minutes."

Two more activists - lawyer Darshan Singh and Ong Jing Cheng of Suaram - were subsequently taken by the police to Jelutong district police station.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Chew Jetty folks get free medical care

Jointly organized by Sivasanta Free Specialist Clinic, The temple of Fine Arts, Lion Club Georgetown, Mega Caring Activist, Penang Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, Blissful Group, The Chew Jetty Kongsi Group and Junior Chamber International, the 28th Outreach Free Specialist Medical Camp was held at Chew Jetty, Penang on the 25th July 2010.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

PDC family day 2010

Photos taken during PDC family day held at Youth Park, Penang.

Photos by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

RMAF ignores stop work order

Despite a stop-work order from MPPP, construction work on the RMAF hostel along Jalan Geh Chong Keat continued.

A check by CJ Jimmy Leow showed that workers were still working at the front and rear of the building.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

River Art Project

Participants in this Heriatge City took part in a day long workshop aimed at creating awareness on river rehabilitation.

Collecting trash on the way along the riverbank of Sungai Pinang near Kampung Rawa, they learnt to create sounds, visualize movement and imagine creatures as well as imagine life in clear river water.

Conducted by dancer and choreographer Aida Redza, architectural designer and sculptor Lisa Foo as well as renowned artist Liew Kung Yu, participants at the workshop held at P. Ramlee Studio learnt how to put together trash by transforming it into an imaginative mini-eco sculpture that is both useful and delightful.

Video Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist