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BUKIT LANJAN: Freebies being offered in the property market, even for affordable housing projects

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BUKIT LANJAN: Freebies being offered in the property market, even for affordable housing projects
The property market must really be in a sorry state with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) having to come out with another statement that houses in the country are “seriously unaffordable”.

In Penang, specifically on the land-scarce island where property prices are especially high, even when the units are affordable, sale is still sluggish.

“A 1,000 sq ft apartment with full condo facilities (26 features) on the island and priced at only from RM316,000 onward, with two or three car park lots and freehold, freebies have also been offered!” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said the project’s package and promotion, found on a property agent’s Facebook page, listed as free:

> All Legal Fees;

> All Stamp Duty;

> MOT; and

> Three car park lots (Limited units only).

“I wonder what is sales like now on Penang island for so-called high-end condominiums priced at RM700,000 and …

BUKIT LANJAN: Malaysians love their children more than guns or firearms!

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BUKIT LANJAN: Malaysians love their children more than guns or firearms!
Malaysians are surely lucky and thankful that their federal government has remained steadfast in tight firearms control for public safety.

Unlike the Americans who can freely own and carry firearms in the name of democratic rights and freedom, Malaysia maintains strict regulations and laws on gun ownership.

“Malaysia is right. Public safety is top priority and it cannot be compromised in any way, not even in the name of so called democratic rights and freedom,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said too many children and even adults had been innocently shot dead in the US every year, as witnessed in the latest fatal shootings in a school in Florida, US.

“Even CNN has raised the question: Do we love our guns more than our children?. And this is a very, very valid question for those who defend their rights to carry arms for whatever reason.

“Yes! The US certainly loves their guns and sale of firea…

BUKIT LANJAN: Rising external debt, BoP deficit signs to investors to exercise caution!

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BUKIT LANJAN: Rising external debt, BoP deficit signs to investors to exercise caution!
> EXPECTATION: The Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd (MIDF) predicts Malaysia’s exports to grow 9.3% this year.
> FACT: Malaysia's external debt rose to RM883.4 billion (US$215.5 billion) or 65.3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as at end-December 2017, and that’s only RM116.6 billion short of RM1 trillion! What about domestic debt?

> FACT: Malaysia's overall balance of payments (BoP) in the fourth quarter of 2017 registered a deficit of RM13.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with a surplus of RM2.9 billion in the third quarter.
“While the MIDF expectation above concerns exports and may be achievable, last year’s rise of external debt is worrying,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“And the fact that Malaysia’s BoP deficit also rose from RM2.9 billion to RM13.1 billion make it more acute for the country’s financial and economic performance,…

BUKIT LANJAN: Pek Moh tells Pekema to stop whining about Proton, unite and get cracking to innovate their business

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BUKIT LANJAN: Pek Moh tells Pekema to stop whining about Proton, unite and get cracking to innovate their business
From an 80% market share in the 80s to now a miserable 13%, that is enough to tell businessmen that something has gone terribly wrong in Proton.

And if nothing is done swiftly to check the rot in Proton, it is doomed for closure.

“Malaysia is lucky that China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd bought into Proton, acquiring a 49.9% stake,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff a.k.a Pek Moh said.

However, Syed Razak said, the Malaysian Association of Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders (Pekema) has started hurling all kinds of race-based accusations against Geely.

“May I remind Pekema president Zainuddin Abdul Rahman that Proton is a business entity and it is only about business and profits. Only the bottom line counts.

“It is not a charitable outfit, nor is it a political organisation. And, please leave race out of business because Proton is no more in the hands o…

BUKIT LANJAN: Gong Xi Fa Cai to Malaysians!

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BUKIT LANJAN: Gong Xi Fa Cai to Malaysians!
https://youtu.be/X9O9I1kx9AE (VIDEO: Chinese Orchestra for Chinese New Year)

https://youtu.be/JCBKiQbkCao (VIDEO: Remembering the true meaning of Chinese New Year)


https://youtu.be/mjxyY0m8Reg (VIDEO:The meaning and tradition of the use of Chinese chopsticks during meals - especially during Chinese New Year)


According to the Chinese animal zodiac, Dog individuals (those born in the year of the Dog) are the most humanitarian, and hold true to justice and equality.

They are touted to be givers in life, prepared to sacrifice their own dreams, ambitions and desires for the sake of others, particularly for those they love.

They are also supposedly fiercely loyal to those they love, ever ready to jump to the defence of any family member or friend who is being attacked by either word or deed - and with a penchant for championing the underdog.

The 14th General Election (GE14) is likely to be held before July - in the Chinese Lunar Calender Year Of The Dog.