Sunday, 24 September 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Kit Siang! You have every right to be anti-Najib, but you have no right to jeopardise Malaysians and Malaysia’s economic benefits and interests

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 BUKIT LANJAN: Kit Siang! You have every right to be anti-Najib, but you have no right to jeopardise Malaysians and Malaysia’s economic benefits and interests

The Malaysian Insight news report titled “Pakatan not anti-US or China, just anti-Najib, says Kit Siang” is politically revealing.

The DAP supremo must have now realised something had gone politically wrong or awry with DAP’s continuous attacks on foreign investors, especially those from China.

“If not, why the need for Kit Siang to make such a public clarification?” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff asked.

He said, in Kit Siang’s own words, “you and DAP have every right to criticise Najib and take an anti-Najib stand”.

“But you and DAP have no right to jeopardise the benefits and interests of Malaysians and Malaysia’s economy. It only means you and DAP have been criticising just for the sake of criticising, without a care or damn to the federal government’s efforts to bring in foreign investments to the benefit of Malaysians and Malaysia in general.

"It also means you and DAP are only interested in scoring political brownie points," he added.

India has more investments in Malaysia than China!
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said DAP and Pakatan Harapan (PH) had been frightening Malaysians that the massive investments from China would end up with Malaysia losing its status as a sovereign state.

“This is a very speculative and hypothetical claim, without basis and evidence. How can Malaysia lose its sovereignty to China just by accepting their investments?

“Every five years, Malaysians get to elect their governments of the day. Not the Chinese nationals. So, how to lose our sovereignty, unless we are stupid to allow that to happen,” he added.

Also, China’s current investments were reported to be less than 5% of Malaysia’s total foreign direct investments.

But, Malaysia’s future port and railway projects with China will make up about RM400 billion (US$93 billion), or 32% of 2017 Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product, over the next two decades.

So, is Kit Siang and DAP making a U-turn on their stand of objecting to the various Malaysia-China investments announced the past year? Why the sudden change of ‘political’ heart?

“I sure feel Kit Siang and DAP need to apologise to Malaysians and Malaysia for demonising foreign investments not only from China but the rest of the world.

“Isn't an apology from Kit Siang and DAP in order?”



This was posted by online news portal The Malaysian Insight:

"Pakatan not anti-US or China, just anti-Najib, says Kit Siang

Looi Sue-ChernUpdated 6 hours ago · Published on 23 Sep 2017 11:12PM


DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang says Pakatan and DAP are not opposed to foreign investments but are against it when it is used by Prime Minister Najib Razak to get out of the 1MDB quagmire. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 23, 2017.

PAKATAN Harapan (PH) and its component party DAP are not anti-US or anti-China, just because they are critical of Putrajaya bringing in Chinese investments and deals made with the US, said Lim Kit Siang.

The DAP parliamentary leader said the question of more foreign investments from China, the United States or from any country was separate from the issue of Prime Minister Najib Razak trying to save himself from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

"Najib said the opposition’s criticisms of BN’s efforts to draw investments would make things worse for the Chinese business community.

"DAP and PH support foreign investments for Malaysia whether from China, the United States or Europe because it is good for the economy," Lim told the audience at Penang DAP's fundraising dinner in Bayan Baru tonight,

But Najib, he said, could not be more wrong when he accused the opposition of being anti-China when speaking at the 60th anniversary dinner of Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia (FHAM) in Serdang yesterday.

"We are not anti-China, anti-America or anti-Europe, although patriotic Malaysians criticise Najib’s kleptocratic policies, trying to use China to save himself from the international 1MDB scandal and his US visit," he said.

He also touched on the issue of moderation in Malaysia when beer festivals were opposed.

He said Malaysia had lost its way in the last 60 years, and was now on the trajectory towards a failed and rogue state despite Najib’s international initiatives like the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM).

"Only Malaysians, through PH in the GE14, can save Malaysia to stop the rot, bigotry and extremism in the country."

He said a great political change and revolution was taking place in Malaysia, especially in rural areas, today.

Without a political tsunami in the rural areas, he said it would not be enough to effect a democratic change of government, as the present electoral system was so unfair and undemocratic that with only 47% of the popular vote, Najib could still win 60% of the 222 parliamentary seats and stay in power.

"In the 14th general election, there is a great likelihood of a political tsunami among the Malay voters in the rural areas, to match the political tsunami of the urban voters – Chinese, Indian and urban Malays."

He said if the opportunity was missed, Malaysia would suffer greater setbacks in the years ahead. – September 23, 2017."


N.37 LET BUKIT LANJAN SOAR WITH SYED ABDUL RAZAK ALSAGOFF

Saturday, 23 September 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Such fools! Losing RM21 million so easily to conmen, syndicates!


BUKIT LANJAN: Such fools! Losing RM21 million so easily to conmen, syndicates!

The police have revealed that at least 694 Malaysians lost RM21.4 million to conmen who used cellphones for their sting.

It reveals Malaysians are simply gullible, insecure and lacked self-confidence.

“If they are steady, they will not fall prey to the conmen. They will check first before making any payment or e-transaction,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“Based on details released about the con jobs, the losses could have been easily avoided by cross checking with the nearest police station, bank or court officials.

“As far as debt collectors are concerned, just tell them to go fly kite. If you do not have any debt, why worry? You should know, wouldn’t you?” he added.



Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said Malaysians easily fall prey to conmen and syndicates because “many are so gullible and greedy”.

He urged Malaysians to always remain vigilant and wary of offers that appear to be “too good to be true” or suspicious, especially that require e-transactions.

“In most, if not all cases, verifications can easily be made by yourself. Don’t trust the person on the phone or the e-communication, that includes Facebook, WhatsApp, emails and the likes,” he added.

Here’s the national news agency Bernama’s report posted by online news portal The Malaysian Insight (TMI):

"700 over-the-phone cheating cases involving RM21 million reported

Updated 2 hours ago · Published on 16 Sep 2017 7:47PM

A TOTAL 694 cheating cases over the telephone, or Macau scam, involving losses of RM21.4 million were reported in the last eight months, said Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

He said most victims fell for the calls as the callers pretended to be bank officers, police officers, court officials or officers from debt collecting companies.

He said the syndicates had special methods to falsify their telephone numbers.

“The victims were told that the conversations were recorded and disallowed them from informing others,” he said in a statement today.

Acryl Sani said the victims were then told they had debts or outstanding payments that they should pay promptly. – Bernama, September 16, 2017."

N.37 LET BUKIT LANJAN SOAR WITH SYED ABDUL RAZAK ALSAGOFF

Friday, 22 September 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: United we stand, divided we fall!

Part of the 1,260-people Phor Thor dinner in SJK (C) Desa Jaya in Kepong
 BUKIT LANJAN: United we stand, divided we fall!


Although Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, the Federal Constitution also guarantees freedom of religion and practice.

As a multi-racial multi-religious nation, racial and religious harmony is of utmost importance for Malaysia to remain peaceful and united.

“This is why I am making an effort to attend this (Chinese) Phor Thor (Hungry Ghost Festival) annual dinner in Taman Desa to help forge community and national harmony,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

Speaking on the sidelines at the Perayaan Zhong Yuan Desa Jaya Kuala Lumpur & Selangor 126-table dinner in SJK(C) Desa Jaya, Kepong on Sept 19, 2017, Syed Razak said the sluggish global economy had made it even that much more challenging for Malaysians and Malaysia.

“We can only overcome the obstacles and challenges by working together as 1Malaysians, not race or religion. Let’s not mix race, religion and culture with politics or economic interests,” he added.

(Left) Subang Gerakan chairman Chong Chee Yen is in stitches with Syed Razak at the Phor Thor annual dinner.
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said “we must all subscribe to the idiom that “united we stand, divided we fall”.

“And the only way forward for Malaysia is for Malaysians to help contribute to nation-building by remaining united. This means we must help forge and strengthen national unity and harmony,”he added.

Here’s a selection of pictures at the dinner:



N.37 LET BUKIT LANJAN SOAR WITH SYED ABDUL RAZAK ALSAGOFF

Thursday, 21 September 2017

武吉兰樟讯:普腾是否要见到棺材才掉泪?



武吉兰樟讯:普腾是否要见到棺材才掉泪?

德国和英国都已经制定在2030年朝向内燃发动机(ICE)或化石燃料汽车上路的目标。

现在,美国也开始推动自动驾驶汽车,以减少致命的道路交通事故。

而在9月5日,日产汽车在美国发布新一代2018年纯电动汽车聆风(Leaf),其首款生产车辆将自动驾驶转向和停止。

“汽车制造商和行业正以高新技术蓬勃发展。 但是大马是否也赏试与这样的新技术一起迈进?民政党副议长赛阿都拉萨说。

“大马人的答案是很明显的,不是吗?”他问。

让我们看看中国浙江吉利控股集团有限公司对普腾的收购情况。

中国已是电动汽车技术和制造业的世界领先者。

“当然,我们希望吉利把普腾转变成一个全球可持续的汽车制造商。

“我们应该关注适合人选来灌输正确的专业知识,以改变普腾。

“但是,我们现在看到了什么? 我们更关心谁领导普腾无关痛痒的问题? 大马人还是中国大陆人? 而不是如何将普腾转移到高科技制造和成功。

他补充说:“我们应该更加关注拥有适合的人才和适合的专业知识,来推动普腾迈向先进的商业和新技术计划。”


赛阿都拉萨是民政党第14届大选武吉兰樟州议席(N.37)协调人表示,多元资源工业DRB-HICOM Bhd和普腾汽车公司Proton Holdings Bhd(Proton)必须通过吉利把握自己的优先权,改变他们的心态和态度。

“不要让无建设性和不相干的批评来决定或分散你的核心目标和计划。

“如果普腾继续这样无聊的话,就好像谁来领导普腾的问题,那么普腾只有这个中国人说了算:

不见棺材不流泪”

这里有三个故事供你阅读:

美国众议院批准自动驾驶汽车的措施


提倡者希望自驾车可以帮助美国降低道路死亡。 图片来自加利福尼亚Thunderhill赛场的自动驾驶车。- 路透社

Advocates hope self-driving cars can help reduce US road deaths. Pictured is a self-driving car from PolySync on the track during a self-racing cars event at Thunderhill Raceway in California, — Reuters

华盛顿讯:美国众议院周三一致批准一项全面的提案,以加快没有人类控制的无人驾驶汽车的部署,该提案将阻止美国各州封杀自动驾驶汽车。

众议院批准的这一提案是第一个重要的联邦立法,旨在加速无人驾驶汽车走向市场。它将允许汽车厂商获得豁免权,在未满足现有汽车安全标准的情况下在首年部署最多25000辆自动驾驶汽车。此外,最高限额将在未来三年逐年增至100,000辆。

议员代表多丽丝松井表示, “这项法案将让我们走向创新之路,不久前这似乎还无法想象的。”

汽车厂商、商业组织,以及盲人权力倡导团体对提案的通过表示了赞扬。但一个消费者团体表示,这项众议院法案并没有采取足够的措施,来确保自动驾驶汽车的安全性。

在这项法案下,寻求豁免权的汽车厂商将必须证明自动驾驶至少与现有的普通汽车一样安全。美国各州也仍然可以设置登记、牌照、保险和安全监测方面的法规,但不能设置性能标准方面的法规。

此外,汽车厂商将必须向监管方提交安全评估报告,但法案不会要求先进汽车技术在上市前获得批准。目前,这项法案已提交至美国参议院,后者一个两党连立的小组也一直在研究类似的立法。

包括通用汽车和Alphabet旗下无人驾驶公司Waymo在内的汽车厂商和科技公司希望在2020年左右开始部署自动驾驶汽车。它们一直推动新的联邦法规,从而让部署自动驾驶技术更容易,但一些消费者团体则要求政府对自动驾驶汽车提出额外的安全措施要求。

据悉,当前的联邦法规禁止自动驾驶汽车在没有人类的情况下在美国上路。在没有明确联邦指导方针的情况下,各州推出了各种不同的规则,许多汽车厂商曾抱怨加州的法规过于严格。

美国参议员本周可能会发布其立法草案。 一个关键的问题是如何处理商业自动驾驶卡车,而这并不包括在众议院的措施中。参议院的版本也可能软化对州规则的优先考虑。

大众汽车公司和其它众多汽车制造商一直在游说美国国会采取行动,它们经常把测试车带到国会,给立法者一个测试无人驾驶汽车的机会。

提倡者希望自动驾驶汽车可以帮助美国降低道路死亡人数,2015年上升了7.7%,是自1966年以来最高的一年增幅。美国国家公路交通安全管理局在2014年的一项研究中表示,美国交通事故每年造成的经济损失为(3 .5兆马币),而其中94%的交通事故是人为失误造成的。

消费者维权人士希望让美国国家公路交通安全管理局能更快地获得有关无人驾驶汽车车祸的数据,并提供该机构有更多资金来对无人驾驶汽车实施监管。

消费者维权组织Consumer Watchdog在一份声明中称:“众议院刚刚通过的无人驾驶汽车法案,可以说是在没有足够安全保护的情况下,就把消费者扔在西部蛮荒地区。它禁止各州制定安全标准,但同时又没有制定国家层面上的安全标准。”

美国交通运输部政策组织表示,该法案给当地政府管理街道带来了障碍,也无法让当地领导人相信制造商和运营者能够了解和遵守当地的法律法规。

据路透社报道,美国交通运输部秘书长Elaine Chao将于下周二在密歇根州的Ann Arbor发布修订版的自动驾驶汽车指导意见。据有关消息人士透露,这一消息属实。众议院法案也需要遵守该指导意见。

通用汽车在一份声明中表示,“虽然还有很多工作要做,但是众议院的措施有利于实现自动驾驶汽车的安全性、移动性和环境友好性。”

众议院要求汽车制造商增强司机的警觉性,检查后排座位以防止儿童被遗忘,并考虑为前灯设置性能标准。-- 路透社 / 星报在线

2017年8月31日

日产为群众带来自动驾驶汽车



日产2018 Leaf电动无人驾驶汽车成本低于4万美元(马币170,812)左右的机器。-法新社
9月5日,日产汽车公司将在美国发布其首款生产车辆2018 Leaf配置自动泊车功能。

本周,日产将其这款热门技术的版本加载到其一些运动型多用途车 SUV上,并将其带到纽约进行测试,这是通过其步伐进入自主技术新阶段的完美场所。这正是日产的新系统,被称为自动驾驶技术。

当通过按下按钮和巡航控制速度的设置激活时,它将汽车保持在车道的中心,通过拐角转向。 同时,它保持与前方车辆的安全距离,并将自动启动刹车系统,直至车辆完全停下。如果需要重新启动,驾驶员只需再次触碰开关或轻踩油门启动ProPILOT日产自动驾驶系统,车辆即可恢复行驶。

日产智能交通系统研究部高级经理安迪克里斯坦森(Andy Christensen)解释说:“基本上我们专注于减少疲劳。”

克里斯坦森坚持认为这套机器是一个自动驾驶系统。如果前方车辆停止,ProPILOT将自动启动刹车系统,直至车辆完全停下。最终,车辆会打开警示灯光。

鉴于人类现在能够将空中的火箭降落回地面上,就像是草坪飞镖一样。 市场上有很多车辆跟随日产的新优惠系统 - 如果你能负担得起的话。 然而,Leaf电动无人驾驶汽车成本低于4万美元(马币170,812)左右。日产的自动驾驶汽车可与奔驰(或奥迪,特斯拉或沃尔沃)可通行的相提并论。

“可通行的”是关键词:日产的包装并不是绝对可靠的。 一方面它需要清晰的车道标记每一边转向正确。 在从曼哈顿中城到北部高峰的40分钟的时间里,画线及系统偶尔会发生关闭。 同时,它的设计只能引导到一定程度的积极性(由地心引力所设定的参数)。

“我们试图让它容易理解和实现。”

问题在于豪华车自动驾驶的感应器和摄像头往往是昂贵的。 日产的ProPilot只使用一台摄像机读取车道边距和一个雷达单元来测量前方车辆的距离。

该项目的高级工程师布列塔尼泰斯默(Brittany Tessmer)表示:“我们试图让它容易理解和实现。”

自动驾驶汽车最适合,最直接的是智能手机。 一只手在方向盘上,司机可以轻松用手指或手快速地翻看电子邮件。 该系统可能不是自驾车,但在这种情况下,司机当然也不会。 - 彭博/星报在线

多元资源工业拒绝接受更变掌管普腾

马新社 2017年9月7日

该公司表示,多元资源工业和浙江吉利控股集团目前的首要任务是为国家汽车制造商制定坚实的业务计划。



吉隆坡讯:多元资源工业有限公司强调,现在的优先事项是为全国汽车制造商制定商业计划,并拒绝接受马来西亚国产汽车(普腾)关键人物的变动。

“我们参考关于普腾关键人物变化的各种新闻报道。

“我们希望澄清,多元资源工业有限公司和浙江吉利控股集团有限公司(吉利)目前仍在完成交易细节(近期收购),”周三在一份声明中说。

多元资源工业表示,双方当前的首要任务是为6月23日签署的最终协议的项目,制定一个坚实的业务计划,可以确保普腾在开始时新的旅程处于坚实的基础上 。

不过他补充说,如有这方面的任何资料,将在适当的时候作出宣布。

吉利购买了普腾的49.9%股权。 它也从普腾收购 (路特斯) Lotus Advance Technologies Sdn Bhd 51%的股份。

在收购时吉利的执行董事李书福表示,公司的首要任务是扭转情况不佳的普腾。

当地的一些报道说,吉利将委任李春荣,传言成为普腾公司的首席执行官。

新华社报道说,中国东风本田发动机公司副总经理李春荣被吉利挑选,负责出掌普腾事业。

-马新社/自由今日大马
N.37 让赛阿都拉萨屹立武吉兰樟

BUKIT LANJAN: Action speaks louder than words … whatever, it’s 1Singapore! Period.

Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria. While the role is largely ceremonial, the president has veto powers on key government appointments and safeguards the country’s substantial financial reserves. In her first speech as president, Halimah, 63, addressed the racial tensions that have sprang up as a result of the process and vowed to be president of all Singaporeans “regardless of race, language or religion”.
 BUKIT LANJAN: Action speaks louder than words … whatever, it’s 1Singapore! Period.


"… Your swearing in today is therefore a significant moment in our history. Today we reaffirm the pledge that Mr Lee Kuan Yew made on the 9th of August 1965 in the first hours of our Independence. That this will not be a Malay nation, Chinese nation nor an Indian nation. Everybody would have his place, equal regardless of language, culture, religion …” – Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Singapore"

In 1965, Singapore was “forced out of Malaysia” (in Lee’s words). The tiny island republic had zero natural resources.

Many predicted that Singapore couldn’t possibly last or survive as an independent sovereign nation.

“Today, 52 years after, Singapore is ahead of Malaysia by leaps and bounds in education and economics. Perhaps the swearing in of its first female president and, also a Malay, is testimony of its successful government,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“That a Malay can be elected in a Chinese-dominated state speaks wonders of societal tolerance and maturity. Can this or when can/will this happen in Malaysia?” he asked.

Syed Razak said there would be certain quarters who will brush off the seat of the elected president of Singapore as merely symbolic or ceremonial.

“To all such critics who continue to live in denial of reality, even if the election is symbolic or ceremonial, the same still cannot happen in Malaysia.

“All we hear today from certain quarters of society are racial and religious slurs. Everyone telling and quarrelling over how one should eat and drink, sleep and pray.

“In short, it is political toxicity to mix politics with race and religion because it threatens to destroy national harmony and unity,” he added.


The swearing-in of Singapore’s State Government in 1963: Lee Kuan Yew taking the oath of office next to first president of Singapore Yusof Ishak after the 1963 elections.
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said Singapore “is a role model of racial and religious tolerance by administration”.

“If only 1Malaysia can reflect a semblance of 1Singapore, we will forge ahead together socially and economically that much more faster,” he added.

View the above video clip for what’s it’s worth to you or Malaysian society in general.






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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Tanmay Bakshi at 13, he’s already making millions of $$$


BUKIT LANJAN: Tanmay Bakshi at 13, he’s already making millions of $$$

https://youtu.be/cjI2MXhgIS0 (An interview with Tanmay Bakshi)

https://youtu.be/y-lyzsqnK-c (He’s only 13 years old)


This blog post is for the benefit of our readers and those who have yet to wake up from their slumber on cyber technology and the tremendous changes to lifestyle and occupation that it will inflict, domestically and globally.

There’s no necessity for commentary or arguments. Just view the above three video clips, and if you have had not enough of this 13-year-old boy of Indian descent who is already earning millions of $$$, just Google Tanmay Bakshi to satisfy your appetite.

I rest my case on Malaysian education and human capital skills learning which I have been blogging regularly.



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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Even Toyota admits it lags in EVs!

When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas - the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of organic matter - he was skeptical. "I thought it was a joke," he said.But after a $12 million investment from Japan's government, plus research, engineering, design and building work by Mitsubishi, Toyota and Kyushu University, Yuji is no longer laughing. Starting late last year, drivers of vehicles like the Toyota Mirai and Honda Clarity have been able to drive up to the sewage plant and power up their hydrogen fuel cell cars. – FINANCIAL REVIEW
 BUKIT LANJAN: Even Toyota admits it lags in EVs!

The Star Online posted a Reuters news report titled “Toyota president says will continue to make variety of vehicle types”.

The news report contained only four paragraphs but two paragraphs were invaluable reality-revealing quotes from Toyota Motor Corp president Akio Toyoda.

“In one quote, Toyoda admits Toyota is a bit late in the game of manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs),” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“In another quote, he said Toyota would not be considering focusing solely on EVs,”he added.

Syed Razak said it took a great corporate leader to admit globally that his or her company “is behind others in terms of new technology”.

However, Syed Razak said, the second quote was both perplexing and confusing”.

“For a conglomerate like Toyota, one would expect it to redouble its efforts to achieve better results in EV technology. Instead, Toyoda says Toyota will continue to focus on powertrains that focus on improving ‘old’ technology - hybrid technology, including fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrids.

“One suspects that Toyoda is not telling all. Toyota may have a ‘secret weapon’ (technology). Hydrogen, solar or air-powered cars?” he asked.


Which is better: Japan’s Hydrogen car or China’s battery drive? – TECHNOLOGY VISTA
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said the short news report had an important message or revelation for Malaysians and Proton.

“That the federal government’s decision to have Proton go into a joint-venture (JV) with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd (Geely) is absolutely spot on.

“China is today arguably a leader in EV manufacturing and technology. We can hope for Proton to grow with Geely and China’s technology,” he added.

Here’s that short Reuters' report posted by The Star Online that you may have missed or did not notice:

"Toyota president says will continue to make variety of vehicle types

AUTO
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
3:09 PM MYT



TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp president Akio Toyoda on Tuesday said his company would continue to make a variety of vehicle types available to customers, even as tighter global regulations are prompting automakers to develop more electric vehicles.

“EVs (electric vehicles) are in focus at the moment but customers and the market will ultimately decide which powertrains will be successful,” he said at an event to launch a new line of sports cars.

“Toyota will continue to focus on powertrains that focus on hybrid technology, including fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrids and - although we were a bit late to the game - EVs.”

He also said Toyota was not considering focusing solely on EVs. – Reuters
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Monday, 18 September 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Texting and driving – not only teens, adults as well!


 BUKIT LANJAN: Texting and driving – not only teens, adults as well!

https://youtu.be/mdgljWs60hk  (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/IqhXZK8jrzs  (VIDEO)

Driving and using handphones is a common sight on Malaysian roads today.

They not only pose a danger to themselves, but other road users as well.

“You can’t blame the police or Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers solely for the public nuisance and danger,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“The laws and regulations are up-to-date. Regular road traffic enforcement operations have been conducted.

“Hefty fines and suspension of driving licences are also in place. But Malaysians continue to flout the law,” he added.

Syed Razak said Malaysians were generally either too rich and thus could afford to settle the fines or they just don’t have any fear for the law.

“I really wonder whether our education system or curriculum had failed us in raising and educating them to become such “selfish and irresponsible people”.


Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said The Star Online’s news report titled “Can you stop your teen from texting and driving? Try these apps” “is most certainly timely”.

But, not only the teens should be put on the “leash”, the adults as well. Or, perhaps, this should be a mandatory feature that must be installed on all cellphones?

Here’s The Star Online posting:

"Can you stop your teen from texting and driving? Try these apps

SOFTWARE
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017
10:30 AM MYT
by anna m. tinsley

There are numerous apps that can shut down cellphones while someone – regardless of age – is behind the wheel. — Dreamstime/TNS

Some parents are worried about their younger drivers texting while driving.

Here are some apps and devices that can shut down cellphones while someone – regardless of age – is behind the wheel.

Cellcontrol: A subscription to this service gives parents access to a device that goes under the dashboard and an app to block your driver from texting while driving. It also disables other features, such as the camera, while they are driving.

DriveSafeMode: This app also prevents a driver from emailing or texting while behind the wheel. Not only that, but it also notifies a parent when the phone is being used – and if the motorist turns off the app while on the road.

Lifesaver: This is another app that blocks phone use while the car is in motion, even displaying a "Keep Your Eyes on the Road" banner on the phone.

Do Not Disturb While Driving: Apple users should soon have the option of enabling this setting to prevent texts and other messages from coming in while you are driving. If connected to hands-free technology, calls will be allowed. Otherwise, it will send an automatic response that you're driving and will get back to them soon.

Surete: This is a device and app combination that stops drivers from texting, emailing or even using social media when behind the wheel. The app locks the smartphone once the vehicle starts, but it does allow GPS, emergency calls and the use of apps previously approved by the administrator (aka, you, the parent).

There's a device that's installed under the hood of the car, which connects the starter fuse and syncs to the app. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: The Higher Education Ministry wakes up?

To suggest that irrelevant programmes have been offered by Malaysian universities is not only disgusting and shameful, it is admission of lackadaisical responsibility and leadership.

BUKIT LANJAN: The Higher Education Ministry wakes up?

It is simply shocking that the Department of Higher Learning director-general has been tasked with auditing and replacing irrelevant courses offered at public universities.

Does this mean both the Higher Education Ministry and Education Ministry, and even public universities, have finally awaken from their slumber?

“This is a ridiculous and laughable situation, to say the least,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“Is the Higher Education Minister (Idris Jusoh) saying and admitting that his ministry has not been monitoring the quality of tertiary education constantly and yearly?

“Is he also admitting that his ministry had not been keeping up with the times and global changes, especially in technology, to ensure that Malaysia’s education policies and strategies are at all times up-to-date and relevant?” he asked.

The national news agency Bernama’s report posted by online news portal Free Malaysia Today titled “Irrelevant university course will be replaced” is thus a wake-up call to all ministries.


To suggest that irrelevant programmes have been offered by Malaysian universities is not only disgusting and shameful, it is admission of lackadaisical responsibility and leadership.
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said: “It is only common sense that all leaders and administrators in both state and federal governments are expected to be vigilant, keeping up with the times on all matters that affect the quality of service and leadership demi rakyat dan negara (for people and country).

“If one cannot even do that, why then are you in public office or a civil servant?”

Syed Razak said the monitoring and response to global changes and national interest must be carried out daily so that “we can respond swiftly with measures to remain relevant or to ensure that we don’t lag, at least, if not lead”.

He said it was just not enough to “suddenly see the need to review the relevancy of any matter just like that or at the snap of the fingers, so to speak”.

“Reviews and changes need to be carried out fast or swiftly. Any delay or delaying is not an option because we will just end up playing catch up with others all the time,” he added.

Here’s the “wake-up-call” report:

"Irrelevant university courses will be replaced, says minister
Bernama
| September 15, 2017

Department of higher learning DG has been tasked with auditing all courses offered at public universities.

KANGAR: Irrelevant courses offered at public universities will be replaced or combined in keeping with current developments, says Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh.

He said new courses which fulfilled industry needs would be introduced in line with the industrial revolution 4.0.

He said the director-general of the department of higher learning had been given the task of auditing all courses offered at public universities.

Idris was speaking at a press conference after visiting the Centre for Human Development and Technocommunications Studies at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) during his one-day visit there today.

Idris also held talks with UniMAP lecturers at the main campus in Pauh Putra on the university’s needs to achieve the objectives of TN50.

He said in general, the marketability of public university graduates in Malaysia had improved as the structure of these universities was constantly being upgraded.
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