Archive for April, 2009

Good Weather Ahead – Sunny Skies and Crystal Clear Sea !

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Oh what a sight !

Oh what a sight !

 

It's beach time, anyone ?

It's beach time, anyone ?

This the “PLACE” to be after all the “LABOUR” !

I am a "STAR" behind the scene !

I am a "STAR" behind the "SCENE" !

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/5/11/nation/3876183&sec=nation

April 30, 2009 00:31 AM

Sunny Skies From May Till September
 
 

 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 (Bernama) — You will glad April will be over soon as sunny skies are forecast from May till September.
The Meteorological Department here said April was a torrid month as it was the inter-monsoon period coupled with the sun being overhead the Equator.
The highest temperature recorded between April 1 and 28 was 36.1 degrees Celcius, it said.
From mid-May till September, it will be the southwest monsoon period with the weather forecast to be sunny compared to other months.
Peak temperatures during the period are forecast at between 30.7 and 34.1 degrees Celcius.
— BERNAMA

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April 30, 2009 00:33 AM  

Mild Tremor Detected In Manjung, Perak
 
 

 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 (Bernama) — A mild tremor measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale was detected in Manjung, Perak at 9.35pm today.
A Meteorological Department statement said its epicentre was 11km north of Pulau Pangkor.
Slight tremors could be felt around the Manjung district but the public need not worry about the situation, the statement added.
— BERNAMA

“GLOBAL WARMING” TO “GLOBAL WARNING” ?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

GLOBAL WARMING LEADS TO GLOBAL WARNING

 

The Universe is in a constant changing mode, so has the World and her inhabitants.

The depleting causes of the thinning of the Ozone layers surrounding our Planet Earth has caused much anxiety and concern among her people, especially the Scientists and  those Green Environmentalists Worldwide. As the effects of heat wave changes from the Solar Systems reaches our Planet Earth, Crisis and Disasters of Nature will begin to rear it’s Ugly head.  

 

A recent observation and survey of the natural disasters happening around the World especially along the so called “hot tectonic plates within the earth crust and along the sensitive volcanic belts or zones called the ‘Ring of Fire’ around the Earth Globe” like the Islands along the coast of Sumatras, Polynesian Regions, the Sicilian Islands and the trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, just to name a few have revealed and shown  active signs of nearing disasters. Volcanic Eruptions, Tsunami and Epidermics of Animal and Human Nature are the order of the times now.    

 

The “sudden” changes in the climate around us sometimes seems puzzling enough to raise our consciouness to be more weary of our surroundings. As oblivious as we can be but being a practitioner of the “Art of Qigong”, our body will signal us of these changes in climate, weather conditions and the pro-action which we are fore warned to take ! When the weather is hotter than our body, our body will first try to re-adjust to strike a balance in the Ying-Yang State. If the weather is on the extreme, then we may need to rest, stay indoors and took some Natural Chinese Herbs to help our body strike a balance. Lately, I have been feeling the heat waves reaching us and my body have been feeling and getting the “burning sensation”. Guess it must have also strike my fellow Qigong Practitioner ShiShiongs and ShiJies as well !

 

Within our boundaries, the latest sightings of flocks of Hornbills that are habitats of the Kota Tinggi Panti Forest Reserve have been seen migrating and the black and white photos are captured and published in NSTP Pix the past couple of days or so, also reported in the NSTP last week was an article featuring Trengganu Folks having been feasting on Squids that are normally found in Ten (10) metres deep under sea water surfaced to present coffers to these fisherman’s bountiful of catches for the last One and a half (1 1/2) months !

 

Just late last year, while we are on a “Meditation Retreat” to Tanjung Sedili, few ShiShiongs and ShiJies were reporting seeing “People of the past dressed in Ching Dynasty Costumes” during their respective meditation journey and during their climb up the Kota Tinggi “Panti Mountain” (ShiShiong Hong opines the same here). What are these phenomenon revealing, are them telltale signs of something going to happen in the not so distance future ? I don’t know but been feeling uneasy of the happenings around the globe lately due to the effects of “GLOBAL WARMING” !         

                 

 

To heed or not to heed the signs of these changes in Nature is another concern the inhabitants of Planet Earth must face and decide and it seems that the signs are all there, one by one, it slowly begins to tell. What proactive action are yearmarked and put in place for swift action should one be demanded ? Are we prepared for “possible” and “sudden” crisis and disasters and if so have the public been informed about it ? [ I can still remembered vividly that in Singapore when the Public Siren sounded, all citizens are to make their ways to the nearest “Relief Centres” for shelter located at the various underground MRT Stations and tunnels islandwide which are designed and “earmarked” as such. Their citizens are all well   informed much earlier through their well managed and well organized public delivery systems immediately after such facilities have been built and put in place ! ].

 

A fellow ShiShiong has just recently received an anonymous email fore warning on a “Big Disaster” predicted to take place in the Pacific Ocean Region and this is also along the Active Volcanic Belt known as the “Ring of fire Belt” ! 

 

The content of the email is reproduced below for your easy reference :

“Hello there. I just wanted 2 let you know that please stay away from the beaches all around in the month of July. There is a prediction that there will be another tsunami hitting on July 22nd. It is also when there will be sun eclipse. Predicted that it is going 2 be really bad and countries like Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak), Singapore, Maldives, Australia, Mauritius, Si Lanka, India, Indonesia, Philippines are going 2 be badly hit. Please try and stay away from the beaches in July. Better 2 be safe than sorry. Please pass the word around. Please also pray for all beings.”

Thanks and have a nice day.

Bless you~  

 

  

 

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Prediction of Disasterous Quakes and Tsunami 3PM-7PM (UTC+9) on July 22nd, 2009

 

 

 

Note : [ This is not a “Warning” and neither is it any form to suggest as such ]  

 

Subsequent to this email going around Singapore and Malaysia, a Professor at a Singapore University who is an expert in this field has shrugged off the email’s “Warning Prediction” and maintained that there is no credibility in the “Source” of the “Warning Prediction” but did not dismissed the “Possibility” of it happening.

 

Food for thought :

 

Has global warming any connection to the latest “Outbreak of “Swine Flu”  ?       

 

ASW 2020 Units For Non Bumiputeras Taken by 11.50am today !

Monday, April 27th, 2009

 

April 27, 2009 17:08 PM

All 980 Mln ASW 2020 Units For Non Bumiputeras Taken

JOHOR BAHRU, April 27 (Bernama) — All the 980 million Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020) units for non Bumiputeras, from the total 2.0 billion units allocated under the fund, were fully taken up by 11.50 this morning.The sales of the ASW 2020 units began at 8.00 am today at the Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) offices and Pos Malaysia offices nationwide, and at 9.15 am at ASNB agents namely Maybank, CIMB Bank and RHB Bank.

The latest ASW 2020 offer was based on a quota of 51 percent for Bumiputeras and 49 percent for non Bumiputeras.

“The response this time around was even better,” the President and Group Chief Executive of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman, told reporters after the closing ceremony for the Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia (MSAM) 2009 investment week here today.

Interested subscribers for the ASW 2020 were seen lining up at the main ASNB counter in Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur as early as 4.00 am today in order not to miss the chance of subscribing to the unit trust fund.

It was the same scenario at ASNB’s office in Kuching, Sarawak and the venue of the MSAM investment week here where potential investors lined up to buy the shares.

On the possibility of PNB increasing the size of ASW 2020, Hamad Kama Piah said: “For now, we will see first. We need to focus on ensuring that each investment brings in good returns. That is the reason why we want to balance up our portfolio and ensure the optimisation of the portfolios.”

ASW 2020 is a fixed-price unit trust fund opened to all Malaysians aged six months and above.

It was first launched in August 1996 with a fund size of 3.0 billion units. Its current size stands at 12.42 billion units.

Meanwhile, PNB Chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid in his speech said that as at March 31, 87 percent of PNB unit trust fund holders held less than 10,000 units in their trust funds.

The average investment of each investor currently is at 9,338 units, he said.

“PNB will continue to work towards increasing the investment of each of its unit trust fund participant, and the average being aimed at is 15,000 share units for each shareholder, which is a realistic target,” he said.

As for the MSAM 2009 event here, a total of 156,000 visitors have been estimated to have attended the week-long event which was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on April 20.

— BERNAMA

 

 

HOWZAT ! BURSA MALAYSIA NEXT ?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
1st & 2nd, it's still the "RED BULL" Charging in the "Red Flag" F1 Championships  !

1st & 2nd in the "Red Flag" F1 Championship, it's all the "RED BULL" and nothing else !

Thumb's up says "Ah Peks & Ah Sohs !

Thumb's up says "Ah Sohs" !

Ah Peks & Ah Sohs says, gomen sort of putting $$$ into our pockets !

$$$ RM $$$ RM $$$ !

$$$ RM $$$ RM $$$ !

 What says you  ?

The Starter, "Mini Budget"

The Starter !

It all multiplied from the Chinaman’s abacus as depicted above (in recognition of the Chinese Ethnic’s contributions to the Economy of the Country and from the rate the Chinese Quotas are taken up in the Country’s called for “Financial Reinforcement” as “STIMULUS PACKAGES” through the subscription of the latest “Sukuk Islamic Bond”, “ASM Unit Trust Fund” and surely the Coming “AS Wawasan 2020 Unit Trust Fund” Monday next), who says the Chinese Ethnic in Malaysia are “ungrateful”, huh ? If Politician do a “GOOD” job, surely the Chinese will vote for them in the elections ! Being the elected Politician who serves as “Guardian” of our “Nation’s Wealth”, surely Politicians must have the credibility that is befitting of being one !  Like what Jim Rogers said, “Malaysia could be a wildly successful Nation if Politician got their acts right ” ! Being a Natural Resource Rich Country, we should be better than tiny Brunei or Little Singapore, if not equal ! So Politicians, “get and put your acts right”, I begged of you !  Our younger generation’s future lies with you ! What you decides and do today (your actions) reflects who you are !         “^ grin ^”,   but no exertion of  “EMOTIONS” here hoh !       Hehe !   

< EOM >

 

Do your part hoh, “Rakyat  of Malaysia”, subscribed to the “STIMULUS PACKAGES FUND” hoh, so that I can help you guys save our Country, this is not “NS” hoh but concerted effort from “genuine” citizen of Malaysia, got “profits” and “dividends” one, ok !  Don’t play play !  “^ grin ^”  !

  

More Catalysts to come !  Akan datang ! 

After the “Appertizer”, below is for the “Entree” ! 

Here it is, the entree ! Have patience !

Here it is, the entree ! Have patience !

Next entree, Financial Services Liberalization !

I'm the Oracle of "Horse Come West Ya" ?

I'm the Oracle of "Horse Come West Ya" ?

then you guys will be laughing your way to the Banks, Ya ?

From "Markets" to the "Banks" !

From "Markets" to the "Banks" !

 Hehe !  Ah Peks and Ah Sohs just like to have “FUN” !

 

From Cow"COW"

it turned,BULL“BULL”

and will it turned "Golden Bull"“Golden Bull” ?

 

Well, we just have to wait and see lol !

Take care, honky tonks !

Have a “NICE” day ahead !

Take Note :

* P/s : Be aware of the latest breakout of “SWINE FEVER”

             Break out in Mexico already !

 

America got "Talent" but here Mexica got "Fever" !

America got "Talent" but here Mexico got "Fever" !

 

It's Saturday Nite Fever ? No, it's Swine Fever/Flu !

It's Saturday Night Fever ? No, it's Swine Fever/Flu !

BINGO !

Friday, April 24th, 2009

                JACKPOT   HIT   !   

KLCI BREAKS “990 POINTS” AT 11.30

AM TODAY ! 

 

 

To be exact, it did 991.39 Points at

11.30 am on 24/04/09 !

Smart Alec uses “Brain Power” to find “Winning Stock”, so can U !

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Call it Fluke Shot, Guess work, Luck, Sheer

Coincidence, Good Prediction or Wisdom !

 

LEFT  OR  RIGHT  BRAIN  ?

 

Which part of your brain is used when you do a conscientious analysis of the stocks you want to invest or trade in ?

 

Left brain ?   Right brain ?   Whole brain ?  Think for a minute !

 

I would like to share with readers and visitors here a honest comment or feedback I got from a reader friend this morning which I thought interesting to write on; thus the title of this short article.

 

It was the morning of 23rd April, 2009 at the share market when a reader friend called, telling me that he had just bought in 50,000 shares in Lion Industries Berhad that I tipped in one of my earlier articles. I was utterly amazed when he said that and I asked him back which article did he read that I wrote ? To my surprise when he said this, “there, in that article where PM DS Najib Tun Razak mentioned Tan Sri Willian Cheng’s name and that PM DS Najib will personally see to ….”! Now, just to be honest with you guys, I don’t know about all that in the morning till I “ran” through the last couple of posted articles and found the article which was extracted from bernama ! Like that also can woh ! Haha ! Guess this reader friend must be using his “left brain” more than the others ! My fellow “Hong ShiShiong” is good at the “workings” of the “left and right brain” learning lessons ! He can talk on this subject “till Cows turned Bulls” ! Hehe ! Go here for contacts and details : http://10diamond.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

 

 

It’s the working of the Stimulus Package, dude ! 

 

But why then Tan Sri William Cheng’s Stable of Counters ?

 

I can understand why he bought in LionInd counter, Steel Play lah !

 

Stimulus is about building and nurturing Consumers Confidence and encouraging spending (Parkson) ! ^grin^ !

 

KLCI 990 points don’t seems to have much resistance at the rate this “STIMULUS” works !

 

Anyway, wish all have a bountiful harvest the days ahead !

 

Chao !

          

PNB ‘s ASM Unit Trust Selling like “HOT CAKES” !

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) Units Sale Update as at Noon 22 April 2009

 

 

According to the news that quoted PNB president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman said as at 12.17pm 22 April 2009.

 

All the 999 million units (30%) Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) allotted to the Chinese were sold out. Indians bought 53.5 million units or 10.71 per cent of the 499.5 million units (15%) set aside for them. It means, there is still 90 % or 446 million units left for grabbed. The Bumiputeras bought 7.65 million units of the 1.665 billion units (50%).

 

For those of you who wish to subscribe the Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) but is not able to do so due to the allocation units being snapped out. You might need to wait for the additional 2 billion units of Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020) due to open for sale on 27 April 2009 (Monday).

 

For Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020). There is a 51% quota (1.02 billion units) for Bumiputra and 49% quota (998 million units) for non Bumiputra. However it is not clear whether there is a quota on the number of units to be allotted to the Chinese and Indians respectively, for the non Bumiputra portion.

 

Based on the statistic above, for the case of non Bumiputra portion of ASW 2020,

 

1) If there is no quota for non Bumiputra portion of the 998 million units of Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW2020). The ASW 2020 could be snapped up easily within two days just like the 999 million units (30%) of Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM).

 

2) If a quota on allocation like that of the case of the Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM), 598.8 million units will be allotted for the Chinese, 299.4 million units reserved for Indians and 99.8 million units for the others. It will not come as a surprise that the Chinese quota allotted, the assumed  598.8 million units could be fully subscribed in one day.

 

Anyway, this is merely an assumption of a quota system on the non Bumiputra portion of  the ASW 2020, need to get clarification on the ASW 2020 non Bumiputra portion. Do update if you have further information on this. Thanks !

 

You can buy the Amanah Saham Malaysia and Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 from PNB offices and the 1,500 agents which are Maybank, RHB Bank, CIMB Bank and Pos Malaysia.

 

 

For further inquiries, you can contact
Jabatan Perhubungan Pelanggan dan Ejen,
UG Balai, 201-A Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 2057 3000 / 03 2057 3111
Fax: 03 2050 5220
Email: asnbcare@pnb.com.myor contact the respective Amanah Saham Nasiona Berhad (ASNB) Office

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MENASIONASASIKAN REKAAN BUATAN MALAYSIA DENGAN SOKONGAN SEMUA PIHAK DEMI KEPULIHAN EKONOMI NEGARA ! !

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Proton Exora MPV
Proton Exora MPV

 

 

                  Proton, DRB Hicom rally, buck weaker market

 

 

 

 

Written by Joe Chin   

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 09:20

 

KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices of Proton and DRB-Hicom rallied in early trade on April 21 following fresh corporate news that Proton would divest Proton Edar to Edaran Otomobil Nasional.

Proton rose as much as 17 sen to RM3.16 with 492,200 shares done while DRB-Hicom, which controls 79.05% of EON, added eight sen to RM1.16 with 5.17 million units done at 9.10am.

The 100-stock KL Composite Index fell 7.47 points to 960.9 in line with the pullback on regional markets after the overnight tumble on Wall Street.

The Edge FinancialDaily reported Proton was looking to inject its distribution arm Proton Edar into EOBN under a proposed consolidation of the fragmented automobile industry.

Sources said Proton will get EON shares in return for divesting Proton Edar. This would then see Proton and DRB-Hicom controlling the distribution of Proton cars.

Further Comments & Recommendation by another Stock Broking House, go here :  http://moneytalk.10diamond.com/?page_id=462 

 

Never Sooo Happy before ! Thumbs Up to Proton ! The "M-factor" !
Never Sooo Happy before ! Thumbs Up to Proton ! 

P/s :  More Catalysts to come, Akan Datang !  Patience is the Key to Success !

A “STREAM” OF STIMULUS PACKAGES TO KEEP BURSA MALAYSIA BUOYANT AGAIN !

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

PM Launching Amanah Saham Week in JB

PM Launching Amanah Saham Week in JB

 

April 20, 2009 13:26 PM

PNB Offers 3.33 Bil ASM Units, 2 Bil ASW 2020 Units – Najib

JOHOR BAHARU, April 20 (Bernama) — Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), the country’s biggest fund manager managing RM76 billion worth of funds, will offer 3.33 billion new units of Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) and two billion Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020) units, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced on Monday.

He said the units would be sold from tomorrow at all the 1,500 agents and Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd offices country-wide while the ASW 2020 units can bought from April 27.

Each investor can buy a maximum of 20,000 units in the two schemes.

The announcement on the new unit trusts offer, which would enable more Malaysians to participate in the capital market, was made by the prime minister when launching the 2009 Malaysian Unit Trust Week here.

The unit trust week, an annual event, is to boost awareness and understanding on investment and importance of planning one’s finances.

Najib said the unit trust week hosted consistently every year over the past 10 years had yielded positive results in educating the people on the importance of savings and investment.

“If during the Asian financial crisis in 1997-98 saw investors withdrawing close to RM1 billion from unit trust schemes run by PNB like ASB, the situation is much better now,” said Najib, who is also Finance Minister.

The prime minister said last year PNB enjoyed more than RM10 billion in net inflow into funds it was managing.

“I’m very happy PNB has succeeded in pooling more than RM87 billion from more than 9.3 million investors,” he said.

Najib said the net inflow of PNB unit trusts was RM5 billion so far this year.

He said the dividend distributed to investors has exceeded RM65 billion, thus contributing to improve the socio-economic well-being of the people.

“This means PNB’s unit trust funds have educated the people to be more efficient and prudent in managing their finances,” he said.

Najib said the introduction of ASN and other unit trust schemes through PNB had changed the people’s paradigm on investing in unit trusts to an unexpected level.

“Before ASN was introduced, Malaysians, especially Bumiputeras, were very alien to the investment world,” he said

The prime minister said the unit trust industry became synonym with the people through PNB’s continuous aggressive efforts until now besides efficient implementation of investment educational programmes.

“In fact, it is not too much if I say the PNB unit trusts have succeeded in developing a own brand in the country’s unit trust industry by galvanising solid support from Bumiputeras and non-Bumiputeras,” he added.

ASM & ASWawasan 2020 Unit Trust appeals to all !

ASM & ASWawasan 2020 Unit Trust appeals to all !

 

"Stimulus Packages" At Work !
 

 

The above depics one of the “Works” of Stimulus Packages, “Stimulating the BULL” !

NATIONAL POLICY UPPED THE ANTE ON PROTON SHARE PRICE !

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Monday April 20, 2009

BANKS SET TO INCREASE INTEREST ON LOANS TO NON-NATIONAL CAR PURCHASE !

PETALING JAYA: Despite the economic slowdown, several banks are believed to be raising interest rates on car loans.

And the move may be implemented today.

It is learnt that these hikes, probably on a tiered basis, are likely to affect non-national cars.

The current reasoning for the hike in loan rates for non-national cars is to make up for provisions set aside for losses and administrative costs.

This could indicate that non-performing loans in the auto segment could be creeping up.

Sources said talk was rife in the banking and auto industries late last week that under the tiered proposal, better rates could be quoted on shorter term loans for non-national cars.

The duration of the car loans could stretch to five, seven and nine years.

Currently, a flat rate of about 2.7% to 2.8% is charged on loans for non-national cars although the effective rate over the duration of the loan could be higher.

It is believed that for a five-year loan for a non-national car, the hike could be only a few basis points, expected to be in the region of 0.4% to 0.5%.

However, rates which are higher at around 3.75% for national cars could see a reduction as the tiered scheme is supposed to provide more attractive rates for shorter term loans.

Car loans were adjusted sometime in the middle of last year as a lot of the rates were below or slightly above the interest rate of around 3.6%.

However, many are asking why should car loans go up when the base lending rate to which housing loans are tied is on a downtrend.

Car loans, however, are fixed rate loans and not tied to the BLR.