KAULAH YANG SATU



Ya Allah ...
Kaulah yang maha Esa
Kaulah yang maha pengasih
Kaulah yang maha penyayang
Tiada hidup tanpamu ....

Kaulah yang maha agung
Kaulah yang maha mengetahui
Tuhan Dunia Akhirat
Tiada aku tanpamu ...

Malam ini aku bersyukur diatas segala rahmat dan nikmat darimu ya Allah
Sesungguhnya terlalu banyak rahmat dan nikmat
yang kau berikan padaku Ya Allah

Tetapi janganlah kau ujia aku
disebalik segala rahmat dan nikmatmu itu
dengan ujian yang berat-berat
kerana sesungguhnya
Aku hambamu yang lemah ...
Aku tak sanggup menanggung segala dugaanmu
Segalas siksaanmu

Didunia ini dan di akhirat nanti ....
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Kata-kata Pujangga Khas Untuk Adik-adik SPM 2010

Dalam kesibukan AbangRaja dengan aktiviti harian, AbangRaja masih mengingati adik-adik SPM2010 yang akan mengambil keputusan SPM esok. Dengarlah pesanan AbangRaja dan ambillah pengajaran. Semoga adik-adik SPM2010 tersenyum lebar melihat keputusan masing-masing esok.

Salam ceria selalu dari AbangRaja ;)


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Disebalik semua cerita best : Malaysia Near Bottom in Bank’s Fund Manager Survey !




Malaysia remains among the least popular markets for both global emerging market (GEM) and Asia-Pacific (AP) fund managers and suffered up to 43 per cent cuts in fund allocations, said a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BoAML) released this week.

In its March report, Malaysia retained its February rating as second least popular market after Columbia among GEM fund managers and is now tied with India for least-favoured among AP fund managers, after coming ahead of the South Asian nation in the February survey.

BoAML said that Russia is still the most-favoured market and enjoyed an increased allocation of 67 per cent, while allocations to China have reached the highest levels since Jun 2009, rising 43 per cent.

“Least favoured markets remain Malaysia (-43 per cent), Taiwan (-33 per cent) and India (-29 per cent) though bets were scaled back,” said BoAML.

The research house also noted that AP investors’ had increased allocations to China by 31 per cent and Hong Kong by 19 per cent, while Singapore and Korea had their ratings cut to underweight.

“Least favoured markets (among AP investors) remain India (-10 per cent) and Malaysia (-10 per cent),” it said.

Malaysia has traditionally been perceived by regional fund managers as a defensive and unexciting market, lacking in liquidity and dominated by government-linked institutional funds.

The Najib administration has tried to make the local equity market more dynamic as part of efforts to transform Malaysia into a developed high-income economy and made moves to liberalise the financial sector over the last two years, including lifting quotas for 30 per cent Bumiputera ownership and opening up the investment management and brokerage industry to foreign players.

It also stated its intentions to reduce government shareholdings in GLCs and instructed them to dispose their non-core assets to aid market liquidity.

Malaysia also managed to reverse two consecutive years of net portfolio outflows in 2008 and 2009 totalling RM83.9 billion, and posted RM41.4 billion in net portfolio inflows for the first nine months of last year.

Bursa Malaysia also said yesterday that it is banking on the trillion-ringgit Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to boost stock market sentiment and is taking selected Malaysian companies on a roadshow in May to financial capitals such as London, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo.





Comments : Everybody must work hard and study hard to make ourselves competitive in the job market ... not only in Malaysia job market but also internationally sebab so many uncertainties right now :(
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Tsunami di Jepun, Bagaimana keadaan Rakyat Malaysia?

Antara 10 tanda kiamat ialah 3 kali gempa bumi; sekali di Timur, sekali di barat dan sekali di semenanjung Arab  (H.R. Muslim)



Assalamualaikum w.b.t.

Hari ini hari Jumaat. Kita dikejutkan dengan berita tergempar tentang tsunami yang melanda Jepun. Tsunami yang setinggi 10 meter yang dihasilkan oleh gempa bumi berukuran 8.9 richter merupakan gempa bumi yang paling teruk dalam tempoh 140 tahun. Ramai yang telah terbunuh dan tak kurang juga yang masih hilang dan angka ini dijangka semakin meningkat. 




Terus terkenang tsunami yang melanda Acheh yang setinggi 30 meter dan yang turut terkena tempiasnya pada ketika itu ialah negeri Kedah dan beberapa negara lain. Adakah tsunami kali ini akan sampai ke Malaysia? Sama-samalah kita doakan agar sentiasa dilindungi dan dijauhi bencana sebegini. Dan tidak lupa juga untuk mendoakan kesejahteraan dan keselamatan mangsa-mangsa keadaan di sana termasuk rakyat Malaysia.

Setakat ini, kedutaan Malaysia di sana hanya mengalami kerosakan kecil; beberapa panel siling aluminium di bahagian pintu gerbangnya jatuh semasa gempa bumi tersebut dan dilaporkan 100 rakyat Malaysia di kawasan gempa bumi selamat. Alhamdulillah.

Sebagai renungan bersama, tsunami seringkali dikaitkan sebagai satu bencana untuk umat-umat yang melupakan tanggungjawab sebagai khalifah di muka bumi milik Allah s.w.t. Dan sebagai pedoman kepada yang lain. Sesungguhnya kiamat itu berlaku pada hari Jumaat. Allahuakbar. Besarnya kekuasaan Allah. Semoga kita semua sedar bahawa semua ini adalah peringatan daripada Allah s.w.t. bahawa kiamat semakin menghampiri kita. 


"Ya ALLAH Ya Tuhanku,sesungguhnya apa yg terjadi ni ada hikmah dari-Mu. 

Ya ALLAH, Kau selamatkan lah hamba-hambaMu yang lemah ini. Amin"



p.s: Jangan pula jadikan bencana sebegini sebagai satu lawak jenaka seperti di bawah.



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jeng jeng jeng siapakah saa?

Assalamualaikum w.b.t...

Apa khabar semua? Ni hao ma? Ogengki desu ka? How are you? Kaifa haalaki? Come stai? jal jinae sijyo? Tuma kaisē hō? comment allez-vous? Well, I know many foreign languages, tapi guna Google Translate lah. He he. Kadang-kadang kalau boring sangat, saya suka main-main dengan GooglTranslate dan suka dengar cara sebutannya. Saya paling suka cara sebutan Indonesian. Sangat kelakar dan sebenarnya dari sudut positif, GooglTranslate sangat membantu kita untuk mempelajari bahasa-bahasa asing dengan mudah. Terdapat lebih daripada 50 bahasa. Try la, best~`. 



Sebenarnya topik pada hari ini ialah, 'JENG JENG JENG SIAPAKAH saa?


Kalau perasan lah kan, ada dua tiga post sebelum ini 'posted by saa' dan bukannya 'posted by abangraja'. Pelik kan kan kan? Ini kan The Official Blog of YM Raja Shamri (Abangraja),  tapi kenapa saa boleh tulis sekali? saa neh hack blog abangraja ke? Tak boleh jadi neh, kena bagitau abangraja cepat-cepat yang saa dah hack blog abangraja. 

Eh! Nanti dulu. Sebenarnya, saa bukannya seorang hacker yang hack blog abangraja. Saa adalah orang yang dipertanggungjawabkan oleh abangraja untuk menulis bagi pihak abangraja memandangkan jadual abangraja selalu padat dengan program-program bersama adik-adik secara live, jadi abangraja akan memberikan idea-ideanya kepada saa dalam bentuk draf untuk saa edit dan publishkan di blog abangraja. Jadi adik-adik dan kawan-kawan jangan salah faham ye.




Amboi banyaknya tanya. Okay saa jawab satu-satu ye. Saa ialah nama pena sahaja dan adalah singkatan kepada 'Secret Admire Abangraja'. Mwa ha ha *gelak jahat*. 

Agak-agak betul ke tak singkatan tu?? Macam tak boleh percaya je kan. Tapi macam logik la jugak. Macam kena je singkatan tu. 

Tak, tak tak betul sama sekali! Jangan percaya ok. Walaupun saa tau ramai yang admire abangraja di luar sana, dan secara jujur saa pun memang admire abangraja juga, tapi saa admire kegigihan dan usaha abangraja yang menjadikan abangraja berjaya sehingga ke tahap ini. Bukannya admire dari segi 'suka' dan yang sewaktu dengannya tau.

Jadi, apakah singkatan saa ini? Sebenarnya kawan-kawan dan adik-adik, saa adalah singkatan kepada Team 'Sahabat Adik Adik'. Amacam? Ok tak? Saa akan mewakili abangraja sendiri akan memberikan pendapat dan pandangan tentang semua yang adik-adik dan kawan-kawan ingin bertanyakan kepada abangraja. Dan saa akan menulis banyak post baru selepas ini. Nantikannya ya adik-adik dan kawan-kawan.


Saa ini lelaki ke perempuan? Ahha, kedua-duanya sekali! Sebab SAA adalah team sahabat adik-adik dan kami terdiri daripada beberapa orang yang akan selalu menulis post-post baru dalam blog abangraja. Jadi mungkin ada saa lelaki dan saa perempuan. Understand?

Jadi jangan risau, saa tak akan pilih kasih untuk menjawab komen dan soalan daripada adik-adik dan kawan-kawan. Lelaki dan perempuan semua kami akan beri perhatian.

Dan berkaitan dengan umur, purata umur saa adalah 24 tahun. Kalau ingin tahu apa-apa lagi tentang saa, bolehlah tanya di dalam ruangan komen di bawah ye. (:

Sehingga kita berjumpa lagi di dalam post lain, sekian dan selamat berkenalan :)


p.s: nantikan post lain dari saa ye. ;D
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Freeing Education From Politics


There is one particular issue in this country that never fails to incite fierce debate, with passionate arguments – and the occasional flying brick – from all sides of the divide. This has been the case for a very long time, and its history is one that runs parallel to our nation’s own. To chronicle its story would be to journey through the annals of our own ethno-political experience, from early immigrant settlements to colonial dominance and finally to the many compromises that have been effected since political independence was achieved. Today, the story is by no means over; it is one that is constantly evolving (and tormenting) our socio-political structure.
And what is this matter that is as naturally fundamental as it is exasperatingly sensitive? Why, it is this little matter called education.
Few would dispute the contention that there is something fundamentally wrong with the education system in our country, but polemics abound when solutions are proffered or undertaken. Take, for example, the recent remonstrations surrounding the reversal of the PPSMI (teaching of mathematics and science in English) or the sudden announcement that history will be made a mandatory SPM pass subject from 2013. Or better yet, consider also the replacement of the PMR by a school-based assessment programme. Initially reported to take place in 2016 in order to provide sufficient time for a transition that would not burden the affected students, it has now been abruptly brought forward to 2014. And then there are the really thorny issues, such as the question of vernacular education and its place in our national polity, or the standard of our national school model and curriculum, viewed by many as tools of political indoctrination and partisan propaganda.
No doubt most of the issues faced today are legacy problems, the result of a colourful history peppered by missionary zeal, colonial policies, nationalist fervour and political compromise over decades if not centuries.
So how do we even begin to approach such a complex matter?
Actions and solutions taken thus far have been symptomatic fixes. Yet as one symptom is alleviated another appears, for the root cause remains untouched. This article thus contends that the only way out of this befuddling quagmire is to produce a solution that is innovative in approach, holistic in scope, and one that would correctly address the core of the problem.
A Political Problem or a Problem with Politics?
A quick glance at the problems aforementioned would reveal one common feature that reverberates throughout, and that is the distinctive presence of the political hand. The structure of our education system is such that all departments, bodies and boards that are related to the planning, implementation and monitoring of education are entirely encompassed within the Ministry of Education. Hence, it is then not far-fetched to say that the system in its entirety, from the curriculum, the syllabus, the examinations, the teachers, all the way to the funding and auditing, are under the direct patronage and behest of the Minister of Education, and as such extremely susceptible to political influence. Thus, it is not surprising that we constantly see arbitrary decisions to abolish this or to implement that, decisions that seem to be made with lesser reference to true societal and educational needs than they are to gratify the political flavour of the day.
In short, our national education system has been far too politicised.
The teaching body, for example, appears to be beholden to the political order of the day. As a case in point, take the directive from the Ministry that effectively disallows national schools in Penang and Selangor from inviting elected representatives to their school events simply due to their political affiliation, even when the representatives are members of the state governments in question! On the other hand, representatives of the federal government face no such problems and are constantly attending these events. The underlying message here is clear and obviously partisan and political in nature.
The current system, politicised as it is, has resulted in a severe crisis of faith, leaving a disenchanted Malaysian populace that is far from convinced not only of the quality of education, but also its impartiality. Hence, are we really surprised by the recent shocking and clearly seditious remarks made by two national school principals in Johor and Kedah? To compound the incredulity, no disciplinary action has since been taken!*
Separation of Power
This article now proposes that in order to create a world class education system, then the one pervading impediment needs to be resolved. In other words, the political element has to be removed.
This can be done by transferring authority over certain key areas away from the Ministry of Education to a new, independent commission that consists of stakeholders representing all interested groups such as academics, teachers, parents, civil society, religious groups, vernacular educationists, sports bodies, institutions of higher learning and of course representatives from the Ministry. Crucially, the political executive, i.e. the ministerial office, must have no direct influence over the commission except via its representatives.
Key areas under the direct purview of this commission should be control over the curriculum, school syllabus, examinations, monitoring activities such as audits and inspections, and very importantly, the teachers. This is to say that under the proposed system, the entire teaching faculty all the way to the Director-General of Education will report directly to the commission instead of to the Ministry, and by extension, the Minister.
Currently, the Education Ministry is a dichotomy of an administrative division headed by the Secretary-General, and an education division headed by the Director-General of Education, a post that is subordinate to the Secretary-General. In the proposed systemic reform, the Ministry will continue to oversee the administrative aspects of education, such as streamlining, financial operations and implementation of policies and infrastructure, while the teaching faculty will be directed by an independent and transparent commission that is responsible directly to the public.
A comprehensive and inclusive syllabus can then be devised for the approval of the commission. This is important, as not only will the commission’s views reflect the collective consensus of all interested parties, it will also very importantly be free from undue political influence. Only then can we achieve an education system that is effective, fair and objective. Teachers that espouse racialist jingoism will no longer be conveniently rescued by their political masters. The potential repercussions from this are immensely positive, and would effectively trigger a snowball effect that would increase the quality and attraction of national schools, a trend that has been suffering a downward spiral for the last three decades.
In short, there needs to be a clear delineation of power separating the education system from political abuse. At the same time, this proposal cannot on its own, result in a reformed and ‘world class’ education system. It must also be complemented by other measures to improve the quality of teaching. As the common adage goes, there are no bad students, only bad teachers. Thus, it is equally as important to find ways to expand the talent pool of our teachers.
That being said, the buck doesn’t stop with primary and secondary education. Tertiary education needs also discover its independence in order to recapture its lost glories. As long as our universities adhere to the status quo, we will never achieve our ambitions of developed nationhood. However, that is a story for another day.
*At the time of writing.


sources : Zairil Khir Johari
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Petronas are performing far below the others !


  


The national oil and gas company Petronas has scored below average in an international study on revenue transparency and public disclosure, which covered 44 oil and gas companies worldwide.

According to the 2011 Report on Promoting Revenue Transparency in Oil & Gas companies, published today by Transparency International (TI) and Revenue Watch Institute (RWI), Petronas performed badly in all three key sections.These are ‘Reporting on Anti-Corruption Programme’, ‘Organisational Disclosure’ and ‘Country-Level Disclosure for International Operations’.

Petronas’ respective scores were 30, 38 and zero percent, compared with the average scores of 43, 65 and 16 percent. UK’s BG Group, India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Norway’s Organisational Disclosure and Statoil, topped the three sections respectively with scores of 93, 100 and 69 percent.

Petronas was ranked in the bottom 25 percent of the 20 international and 24 national oil companies surveyed.‘Reporting on Anti-Corruption Programmes’ refers to companies reporting their anti-corruption programmes according to the TI-UN Global Compact Reporting Guidance on the 10th Principle against Corruption.

‘Organisational Disclosure’ measures reporting of a company’s organisational structure, operations, partnerships and standards used for published financial accounts.‘Country-level Disclosure for International Operations’ refers to companies’ reporting on meaningful country-level financial and technical data relating to their international operations. “The report aims to promote accountability in resource-rich countries by improving awareness of the importance of revenue transparency of major oil and gas companies,” TI Malaysia chapter chairperson Paul Low (right) said in a statement.

“Oil and gas producers generate and transfer considerable funds to national and host governments. Natural resources wealth can fuel large-scale corruption and mismanagement, if not properly managed.

“Transparent and accountable management of resources and revenues are fundamental to economic development and the public good.”

Low said the report has highlighted the need for Petronas to significantly improve transparency and public disclosure.

“TI-Malaysia calls on Petronas to promptly heed and remedy the highlighted weaknesses.

“This is necessary to assure the public that national and international resources, of which Petronas is custodian, are being managed with transparency, integrity and good governance in the interests of Malaysia and its citizens.”



Problematic aspects


Data for the study was based exclusively on publicly available information or documents. The report finds that Petronas is not transparent in terms of the supply of goods and services to governments, and in procurement procedures.

It also reveals that Petronas is not a supporter of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a coalition of governments, companies, civil society groups, investors and international organisations that sets a global standard for transparency in oil, gas and mining. “The EITI offers a simple mechanism to ensure the systematic disclosure and dissemination of information on payments and revenue from mining and oil and gas. Therefore, companies should join the EITI as a way to promote both corporate and government transparency,” reads the report. 

However, the report observes that compared with its 2008 study, many companies have begun publishing corporate documents relevant to their anti-corruption programmes. They included Petronas, which has published a new sustainability report.

“There are positive transparency trends in the oil and gas sector, although the overall level of reporting remains unsatisfactory,” concludes the report. In a study by TI and RWI released last October, which referred to governments, Malaysia, by way of Petronas, also scored below average on transparency of revenue management.



sources : Kek Ser Kuang Keng
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