How To Remove Stains On White Rubber Soles

How To Remove Stains On White Rubber Soles

Posted by Nadyatul Zulkifle on Monday, 21 August 2017

Most of us have owned and are obsessed with sneakers. But the white rubber soles of the shoes can get stained easily. Washing your sneakers is easy. The hard part to wash is the white rubber soles area. No matter how hard and how long you scrub on the white area, you will still see the stains.

So, how do you make the white rubber soles look new again without damaging the surface? What is the secret? Finally, there’s an easy way to make the white rubber soles on your sneakers white again.

You will be surprised that you only need these two things which can easily be found in your house. The magic ingredients are soda bicarbonate and baby wet wipes! Here’s how to do it.

Firstly, make a paste with the soda bicarbonate. Mix it with water. The quantity depends on how big the affected area is. Make sure the paste is really thick. Use your fingers to apply the paste onto the dirty areas on the rubber soles. Let it dry overnight. Then, take baby wet wipes to clean the dried paste. You need baby wet wipes because the material is stronger than normal tissue paper. Rub the rubber soles with the wet wipes. Continue to wipe the area to ensure that all the dried paste has come off. Keep going, and you’ll see the difference and be satisfied with the results.

The best thing is, you don’t have to brush hard on the surface, saving your energy and your skin from harsh detergent too! Hope this simple hack will make your life easier.

Tropicana Fills the Market Gap with Reasonably Priced Homes for the Modern Urbanite

Tropicana Fills the Market Gap with Reasonably Priced Homes for the Modern Urbanite

Tropicana Fills the Market Gap with Reasonably Priced Homes for the Modern Urbanite

The unveiling of Tropicana Corporation Berhad’s new brand extension, Tropicana Urban Homes shows the developer’s dedication to fill the growing consumer need for high quality, accessibly priced homes.

2017 has seen a booming Malaysian population and among the highest numbers of young working class adults in recent history.

This has led more attentive developers such as Tropicana to cater to the market segment, building property to suit the needs and buying power of these home seeking adults.

“Tropicana Urban Homes was conceptualised with young buyers, middle-income professionals, aspiring homeowners and new families in mind, who are priced out of the traditional property market. ”

said Dato’ Yau Kok Seng, Group CEO of Tropicana

According to the Malaysian department of statistics, the Median age for the Malaysian population is now 28 years old, signaling a higher number of working class adults who are around the age when the purchase of a home is among their top priorities.

Tropicana, announcing the launch of its newest portfolio expansion under its Tropicana Urban Homes collection, has said that the development will see a total of 1791 modern apartment units at two of its award winning townships, Tropicana Aman in Kota Kemuning and Tropicana Heights in Kajang.

The developer recognized the need for young working class adults to be based near the city, as transportation and length of travel time continue to be one of the segment’s top concerns. This has led to the strategic selection of the development’s location.

Tropicana Aman is linked to six major highways including KESAS, the Federal Highway, LKSA, ELITE, and SKVE. The Tropicana Heights township is also conveniently 4km away from a transportation hub that harbours both, KTM and MRT stations.

PRICED OUT
OF A HOME

The target demographic of young adults and families have been faced with skyrocketing property prices, properties now see prices ranging from RM 500, 000 and above without a corresponding increase in wages.

Tropicana’s development of Aman 1 and Heights 1 counters the average overpriced home and sees a starting price of a mere RM236, 000, making it the sensible choice for the home buyer.

Through extensive market research, the developer has also found and catered to the demand for self-contained townships and has designed Tropicana Aman and Tropicana Heights to be self sustainable so that every possible amenity is within reach.

Tropicana’s idea behind the concept of a self contained township has led to the incorporation of amenities and facilities such as world class educational hubs, Central parks, Neighbourhood commercial spaces, and recreational hubs within the townships. This caters to the unique needs of young home buyers and families alike.

With the increasing gentrification of the congested city areas, property prices within KL have skyrocketed so that green lungs within developments are now a rarity.

But Tropicana Aman brings with the development a huge 85-acre central park which acts as not only a green lung, but also a recreational space with a with a linear lake and a centrally-located Clubhouse, ringed by a 100-feet wide tree-lined boulevard.

The Tropicana Aman township has also been designed to be a walking and biking community. This has been achieved through the incorporation of a 7km long walking / biking trail to encourage a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. 10 link-bridges and 17 beautiful pavilions are also spread across the Central Park for the enjoyment of Tropicana Aman’s residents.

Tropicana Heights also follows suit with 16 acres being dedicated to the creation of a Central Park that features a 750 meter linear lake, seamless pedestrian walkways, jogging and bicycle tracks, all complemented by beautiful landscaping and parkland views.

Both developments have taken into consideration the various lifestyles of its residents and have catered in layouts suited to both families, and single working adults. Heights 1 consists of 1025 units that vary in size ranging from 449 sq ft to 1783 sq ft while Aman 1 consists of 766 units and is split into two sizes, 870 sq ft, and 1000 sq ft.

These two maiden launches under the Tropicana Urban Homes collection is slated for a 2017 year-end release date.

For Tropicana Aman enquiries:

Call 1700 81 8868

or visit the Tropicana Aman Property Gallery

For Tropicana Heights enquiries:

Call 1700 81 9566

or visit the Tropicana Heights Show Village

If You’re a New Homeowner, This Checklist Is for You

If You’re a New Homeowner, This Checklist Is for You

Buying a place to call your own is a huge achievement but let’s be real; your journey to settling in is far from over. We’ve decided to make your life easier by compiling the 5 things you need to lookout for as a new homeowner.

1. Complete one section of the house at a time.

Of course the excitement of getting a place to call your own can be quite overwhelming. So in that moment it’s only natural that you feel like an absolute champ who can work out the moving in process within days. But within hours, the adrenaline would have fizzled and all you’d have are unopened boxes in every part of your home. The best way to go about this is to map your way around. Start with one part of the house and work your way around. This way you don’t get overwhelmed. Don’t work on more than one section of your home unless you have the manpower to do so!

2. Check once, twice and thrice

Before you get the keys handed over to you, check every nook and cranny. If you’re buying your property from a previous owner, make sure the wiring and plumbing are functioning well. Is there a crack in the wall or ceiling? Are the tiles in the bathroom well laid out? Although there would be a warranty period for new properties, surveying the condition of the home before the keys get handed over allows the property developer or previous house owner to get things fixed before you move in.

3. Invest in good air-conditioners

We live in a country where the average temperature ranges from 20°C to 30°C. But we all know that most days the humidity indoors can be really suffocating! Which is why it’s really important that you spend money getting only the best air-conditioners for your home. A new air-conditioner truly worth checking out is the Hitachi RAS-VX13CG, Premium Inverter Air Conditioner.

A new air-conditioner truly worth checking out is the
Hitachi RAS-VX13CG,
Premium Inverter Air Conditioner.

This model comes with the Scene Camera Ceiling technology which scans the room using an image and thermal camera to locate people and their activity levels. Once it scans, it intelligently provides the best and fast cooling solution until the room is at an even temperature. The Hitachi RAS-VX13CG’s Air Sleep Ceiling feature on the other hand adjusts the temperature and air direction to suit your sleeping condition at night. There’s also the Welcome Breeze feature which provides you with strong blows of air. It provides a powerful start up with maximum fan speed that can instantly chill a room. With these features and more, the air-conditioner is able to work efficiently by reducing power consumption via its Eco Mode. Pretty cool right?

Find out more at Hitachi website or by calling Hitachi’s Customer Careline at

1 800 88 1122

4. Hire the right contractor or designer

Planning on building some furniture or renovating? Or maybe redesigning the interior of your home? Whichever it is, be sure to do some fact checking on your contractor or designer. Look at their portfolio or at least do some research online about their company, experience and reviews from previous customers.

5. Keep every single document and receipt

This may seem like a trivial tip but it goes a long way. Scan all your housing documents and proof of payment for every single purchase you’ve made for the house. This way if you face a hiccup with the product you’ve purchased, you will not have misplaced it which usually happens in the chaos of settling into a new place.

Find out more at Hitachi website or by calling Hitachi’s Customer Careline at

1 800 88 1122

Online Shopping vs In-store Shopping, Which is Better?

Online Shopping vs In-store Shopping, Which is Better?

Online Shopping vs In-store Shopping, Which is Better?

The way we purchase our necessities is evolving. In this era, we have the option to either purchase it online or at a shop. If we have free time, we could easily go to a shopping mall to buy what we need. However, if we are too busy for that, we can just make the purchase online.

It is true that making a purchase online is faster, more convenient and the choices are limitless, However, bear in mind some things that are found online may not look as perfect as we thought it would be. This can be seen with the countless cases that we have heard or read where the items bought were not as good as what they painted on the sites. Therefore, we should take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing online and purchasing at a shop.

Shop Online
PROS
  • No delivery charges.
  • Don’t need to wait for the items to arrive.
  • Can assess the quality of the items yourself.
  • Various choices of brands for one product.
  • Prices are more competitive
CONS
  • Lack of choices for brands
  • Highly likely the prices are more expensive compared to the ones sold online
  • Not able to look at the quality of the items bought.
  • Has delivery charges.
  • Has to wait for the goods to arrive at the house
  • There is a chance of getting an imitation of the original item

For goods that are used on a daily basis, it would be wiser to buy it straight from a shop. You will be able to immediately assess the quality, price, as well as the brand of the goods and the best part, is, there is no delivery cost involved. It can only be free if the goods were bought by yourself right?

Let’s look at MR. D.I.Y. to compare the prices whether is it worth to buy it from a shop or online for any goods that you are looking for. Here are a few items that we can compare using price.

Product MR. D.I.Y. Online Seller A Online Seller B
Document Bag

RM0.70
No delivery cost
Document Bag Brand CBE

RM3.82
Delivery cost RM5.00(West Malaysia)/ RM10.30(Sarawak)/ RM10.30(Sabah)
A4 Button Document Bag

RM1.00
Delivery cost (RM7.00(West Malaysia)/ RM10.00 (Sarawak)/ RM12.00(Sabah)
Women Socks

RM1.90
No delivery cost
Socks Brand ELENXS

RM9.47
Delivery cost RM5.00(West Malaysia)/ RM10.30(Sarawak)/ RM10.30(Sabah)
Socks

RM1.50
Delivery cost RM5.77(West Malaysia)/ RM11.97(Sarawak)/ RM11.97(Sabah)
Kitchen Anti-Oil Sticker

RM1.70
No delivery cost
High Quality Home Proof Temperature Anti Oil Sticker

RM7.70
Delivery cost RM7.99(All over Malaysia)
Fashion Kitchen Anti Oil Sticker

RM6.50
Delivery cost RM6.00(West Malaysia)/ RM9.00(Sarawak)/ RM9.00(Sabah)
4 Tier Shoe Rack

RM8.50
No delivery cost
Shoe Rack Brand Sokano

RM22.90
Delivery cost Free(West Malaysia)/ RM5.30(Sabah)/ RM5.30(Sarawak)
Shoe Rack

RM10.90
Delivery cost RM7.00(West Malaysia)/ RM15.00(Sarawak)/ RM15.00(Sabah)
Ironing Board

RM29.90
No delivery cost
Ironing Board Brand 3V

RM29.70
Delivery cost Free(West Malaysia)/ RM5.30(Sarawak)/ RM5.30(Sabah)
Ironing Board Brand ZIB88

RM32.90
Delivery cost RM7.00(West Malaysia)/ RM80.00(Sarawak)/ RM80.00(Sabah)
Water Bottle 500ml

RM8.50
No delivery cost
Water Bottle OEM Brand

RM12.32
Free postage
Water Bottle Korean Brand

RM9.90
Delivery cost RM8.00(West Malaysia)/ RM11.00(Sarawak)/ RM11.00(Sabah)
Lava A4 Drawer

RM19.50
No delivery cost
Lava A4 Drawer

RM39.90
Free postage
Lava A4 Drawer

RM29.90
Delivery cost RM6.00(West Malaysia)/ RM14.00(Sarawak)/ RM14.00 (Sabah)
Flexi Wall Sink Tap

RM25.90
No delivery cost
Flexi Wall Sink Tap Brand Yes+Plus

RM50.00
Delivery cost Free(West Malaysia)/ RM5.30(Sarawak)/ RM5.30(Sabah)
Flexi Wall Sink Tap Brand VARENO

RM59.00
Delivery cost RM9.00(West Malaysia)/ RM17.00(Sarawak)/ RM17.00(Sabah)

We took some items and compared it with products which are similar but selling online. Every product will be compared against 2 other brands that can be bought online. From here, we will have a clear answer as to whether purchasing at a shop or online is better. Without further ado, let’s compare one by one every product mentioned above.

The way we purchase our necessities is evolving. In this era, we have the option to either purchase it online or at a shop. If we have free time, we could easily go to a shopping mall to buy what we need. However, if we are too busy for that, we can just make the purchase online.

It is true that making a purchase online is faster, more convenient and the choices are limitless, However, bear in mind some things that are found online may not look as perfect as we thought it would be. This can be seen with the countless cases that we have heard or read where the items bought were not as good as what they painted on the sites. Therefore, we should take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing online and purchasing at a shop.

Shop Online
PROS
  • No delivery charges.
  • Don’t need to wait for the items to arrive.
  • Can assess the quality of the items yourself.
  • Various choices of brands for one product.
  • Prices are more competitive
CONS
  • Lack of choices for brands
  • Highly likely the prices are more expensive compared to the ones sold online
  • Not able to look at the quality of the items bought.
  • Has delivery charges.
  • Has to wait for the goods to arrive at the house
  • There is a chance of getting an imitation of the original item

For goods that are used on a daily basis, it would be wiser to buy it straight from a shop. You will be able to immediately assess the quality, price, as well as the brand of the goods and the best part, is, there is no delivery cost involved. It can only be free if the goods were bought by yourself right?

Let’s look at MR. D.I.Y. to compare the prices whether is it worth to buy it from a shop or online for any goods that you are looking for. Here are a few items that we can compare using price.

Product MR. D.I.Y. Online Seller A Online Seller B
Document Bag
RM0.70
No delivery cost
Document Bag Brand CBE

RM3.82
Delivery cost
RM5.00(West Malaysia)/
RM10.30(Sarawak)/
RM10.30(Sabah)
A4 Button Document Bag

RM1.00
Delivery cost
(RM7.00(West Malaysia)/
RM10.00 (Sarawak)/
RM12.00(Sabah)
Women Socks
RM1.90
No delivery cost
Socks Brand ELENXS
RM9.47
Delivery cost
RM5.00(West Malaysia /
RM10.30(Sarawak)/
RM10.30(Sabah)
Socks
RM1.50
Delivery cost
RM5.77(West Malaysia)/
RM11.97(Sarawak)/
RM11.97(Sabah)
Kitchen Anti-Oil Sticker

RM1.70
No delivery cost
High Quality Home Proof Temperature Anti Oil Sticker

RM7.70
Delivery cost
RM7.99(All over Malaysia)
Fashion Kitchen Anti Oil Sticker

RM6.50
Delivery cost
RM6.00(West Malaysia)/
RM9.00(Sarawak)/
RM9.00(Sabah)
4 Tier Shoe Rack

RM8.50
No delivery cost
Shoe Rack Brand Sokano

RM22.90
Free (West malaysia)/
RM5.30(Sabah)/
RM5.30(Sarawak)
Shoe Rack

RM10.90
Delivery cost
RM7.00(West Malaysia)/
RM15.00(Sarawak)/
RM15.00(Sabah)
Ironing Board

RM29.90
No delivery cost
Ironing Board Brand 3V

RM29.70
Delivery cost
Free (West malaysia)/
RM5.30(Sarawak)/
RM5.30(Sabah)
Ironing Board Brand ZIB88

RM32.90
Delivery cost
RM7.00(West Malaysia)/
RM80.00(Sarawak)/
RM80.00(Sabah)
Water Bottle 500ml

RM8.50
No delivery cost
Water Bottle OEM Brand

RM12.32
Free postage
Water Bottle Korean brand

RM9.90
Delivery cost
RM8.00(West Malaysia)/
RM11.00(Sarawak)/
RM11.00(Sabah)
Lava A4 Drawer

RM19.50
No delivery cost
Lava A4 Drawer

RM39.90
Free postage
Lava A4 Drawer

RM29.90
Delivery cost
RM6.00(West Malaysia)/
RM14.00(Sarawak)/
RM14.00 (Sabah)
Flexi Wall Sink Tap

RM25.90
No delivery cost
Flexi Wall Sink Tap Brand Yes+Plus

RM50.00
Delivery cost
Free (West malaysia)/
RM5.30(Sarawak)/
RM5.30(Sabah)
Flexi Wall Sink Tap Brand VARENO

RM59.00
Delivery cost
RM9.00(West Malaysia)/
RM17.00(Sarawak)/
RM17.00(Sabah)

We took some items and compared it with products which are similar but selling online. Every product will be compared against 2 other brands that can be bought online. From here, we will have a clear answer as to whether purchasing at a shop or online is better. Without further ado, let’s compare one by one every product mentioned above.

1.Document Bag

RM 0.70

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

Document bag is very useful when it comes to storing all your important printed documents. It’s only selling for RM0.70 at MR. D.I.Y. compared to CBE’s document bag (RM3.82) and A4 document bag (RM1.00) which are selling online as well. Not only it does not charge any delivery cost, the document bag which is selling at MR. D.I.Y. also the cheapest on the internet.

2. Women Socks

RM 1.90

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

At MR. D.I.Y., women socks are selling at a price of RM1.90 only compared to the brand ELENXS (RM9.47) and the non-branded socks (RM1.50). The price of the non-branded socks is indeed cheaper at first sight but after delivery cost (RM5.77/RM11.97), the price will become higher.

3. Kitchen Anti-Oil Sticker

RM 1.70

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

Those who rarely enter the kitchen may not know the purpose of these stickers. These stickers are used to prevent the any oil splattered due to cooking from staining the wall and is usually stick on the kitchen wall. The anti-oil sticker is selling at the price of RM1.70 only compared to High Quality Home Proof Temperature Anti-Oil Sticker (RM7.70) and Fashion Kitchen Anti-Oil Sticker (RM6.50).

4. 4 Tier Shoe Rack

RM 8.50

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

We heard this is one of the many items that are considered to be the best-selling at MR. D.I.Y. The shoe rack is selling at a cost of RM8.50 only while the brand Sokano is selling at RM19.90 and a non-branded shoe rack is RM11.50 online. Because of its low price, might as well buy it immediately from MR. D.I.Y. You can use it straight away and start organising your shoes.

5. Ironing Board

RM 29.90

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

It is selling at a price of RM29.90 at MR. D.I.Y. compared to the brand 3V (RM32.90) and ZIB88 (RM32.90). There is no other contrasting comparison that could be found for this item. At the end, it is your decision to whether buy it online or at a shop.

6. Water Bottle 500ml

RM 8.50

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

A 500ml bottle water is selling at the price of RM8.50 at MR. D.I.Y. The bottle water with the exact same capacity of water storage is selling at RM12.32 (OEM)  and RM9.90 (Korean brand). Although the water bottle from OEM offers free delivery cost, MR. D.I.Y. is still the cheapest and the most worth it to purchase.

7. Lava A4 Drawer

RM 19.50

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

Lava A4 Drawer is selling at the price of RM19.50 at MR. D.I.Y. whereas an A4 Drawer with the same brand is selling at RM39.90 and RM29.90 online. The same item with the same brand but with contrasting prices are selling online. It is obvious that MR. D.I.Y. has no competition when it comes to price.

8. Flexi Wall Sink Tap

RM 25.90

Online Seller A

Online Seller B

Have you ever tried to fix a leaking faucet yourself? MR. D.I.Y. sells good quality faucet at the price of RM25.90 compared to the brand Yes+Plus (RM50.00) and another brand VARENO (RM59.00). Looking from price and quality perspective, MR. D.I.Y. is the most worth it to buy.

Now that we have compared, buying online is obviously cheaper and the choices are endless but the cost for each item will be more expensive after including delivery costs. It would not make sense to buy a pair of socks for RM1.50 but to have incurred an additional cost of RM6 for delivery cost right?

In conclusion, you can get a better deal if it was bought from a shop. Every item in the shop can be assessed by our own eyes and the quality can be judged immediately. When purchasing an electrical item, we could even try it to know whether it was functioning well.

Every item that has been used to compare above is according to MR. D.I.Y.’s “Poket Selamat 3” promotion. Not only these 8 items are on promotion but there are 50 more other great products that are also included in the “Poket Selamat 3”.

At MR. D.I.Y., every item does not incur the delivery cost and you don’t need to wait for days for the items to be sent to your house. MR. D.I.Y. offers a variety of products to choose from and they are all the best of quality that can be found on the market. Don’t believe it? Go ahead and take a look yourself at MR. D.I.Y. shops near you now.

The “Poket Selamat 3” promotion at MR. D.I.Y. will start from 1 – 31 August 2017. Save the date and don’t miss the chance to get quality items at the lowest price!

Malaysia’s 14th General Election: THE BIG ISSUES

Malaysia’s 14th General Election: THE BIG ISSUES

ANNOUNCING NEW BOOK!

The book is yours for FREE if you subscribe or renew your Malaysiakini subscription for 1 year at RM200 from November 1 to 30.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Malaysia’s 14th general election will no doubt be fought between a Barisan Nasional coalition that boasts its sixty years of “stable rule” and a Pakatan Rakyat coalition calling on the electorate to “save Malaysia” from the BN’s kleptocracy. Malaysian voters will likely be treated to tirades about current scandals including 1MDB, as well as past scandals, now that the former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir has joined the Opposition. But what are the big issues of this election?

This book, a compilation of the author’s recent writings, discusses the important issues confronting Malaysian society today. If any sustainable democratic progress is to be made in this country, it is crucial that voters are informed and demand that candidates and their parties clarify their stand on these issues well before Election Day. The author, Kua Kia Soong concludes with an alternative programme for Malaysia that is both inclusive and progressive – ‘Manifesto of the 99%’ by The Left Coalition, to transcend the years of corruption, neo-liberal capitalism and lack of democracy. Failure to learn the lessons of the last sixty years of BN rule will condemn the country to a further dysfunctional future for the vast majority of Malaysians.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Kua Kia Soong is a director of SUARAM. He was arrested under the Internal Security Act during “Operation Lalang” in 1987 and detained for 445 days without trial. Upon his release in 1989, he helped to found SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia), the leading human rights organization in Malaysia.

Together with other civil rights activists, he joined the Opposition Front in 1990 and was elected Opposition Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya from 1990 to 1995. He was prisoner of conscience for a second time in 1996 when he spent seven days in prison with other activists for organizing the Second Asia Pacific Conference on East Timor which was disrupted by a mob from the ruling coalition.

He was the Principle of the New Era College, a non-profit tertiary-level institution run by the Chinese education movement (2000-2008); Director of Huazi Research Center set up by the Malaysian Chinese community (1985-90) and Academic Adviser to the Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (1983-85).

Kua received his BA Econ (1975), MA Econ (1976) and PhD in Sociology (1981) from Manchester University, UK. He was a lecturer in sociology at the National University of Singapore in 1978-79.

CONTENTS

Part 1: Questioning Pakatan Harapan

  • Saving Malaysia: From Reformism To Opportunism
  • Is the Anti-Najib Coalition A United Front?
  • Do Harapan Politicians Speak For All ISA Detainees?
  • Pakatan’s Unacceptable Tolerance Of Corruption
  • Policyless ‘Pakatun’ Parties
  • Mahathir’s ‘Bumi-Only’ Party Neither Civil Nor Hopeful
  • The Chief Minister’s Blame Frame
  • Time to Limit Terms For All Elected Officials
  • Voting According To One’s Conscience
  • Never Lose Your Dignity, Anwar Ibrahim
  • I Would Prefer Kit Siang As Attorney-General
  • Kak Wan: Eternal Interim Whatever
  • Najib Merely Modeling Mahathir on Foreign Investments
  • Those Were The Days of Hope

Part 2: Questioning Barisan Nasional

  • Aye To RCI’s On 1MDB, Forex Losses And BMF Scandals
  • Malaysia Transforming into A Police State
  • Does A Critical Thinking Society Ban A Course On Marxism?
  • The Malaysian State’s Assorted Phobias
  • Have Non-Malays Always Shunned The Security Forces?
  • Time To Ditch Narrow National Cultural Policy
  • What’s UEC Recognition Got To Do With Sovereignty?
  • Making Sense Of Rather Petrifying Raja Petra
  • Tribunal Findings On 1965 Indonesian Genocide
  • Is NCC2 A Step Forward For Our Nation?
  • Lay Off Malaysiakini & BERSIH
  • How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria With SOSMA?
  • Ineffectual Enforcement & Selective Prosecutions
  • Is BRIM Corruption Or Crass Populism?
  • Keep The Constitution Secular And Inclusive
  • What Are Malaysia’s Defence Priorities?

Conclusion: Manifesto Of The 99%* By The Left Coalition

What The Readers Say

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Dr Ariffin Omar, Former lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia

“This timely book by Dr. Kua Kia Soong will not only stand the test of time but will remain a classic reference for years to come… It will be a hard struggle for Malaysians to take back the country from the hands of corrupt and indifferent politicians. Yet we must fight on and Kua has given clear pointers of the issues that we must confront and resolve.”

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Fuad Rahmat, Business FM

“Finally, an honest and critical look into what Malaysians can expect for the next general elections. Kua writes with verve and profundity, raising difficult questions but always in the end grounded on the conviction that a better world is possible. He speaks truth to power. Look no further for the right balance of academic inquiry and accessibility.”

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Gayathry Venkiteswaran - Centre for Independent Journalism

“Kua’s book is a must read for his critical and valuable analysis of the political, economic and social landscapes shaping Malaysia. He challenges the neo-liberal framework that has defined the policies of both the ruling government and opposition political parties, and offers a very much needed inspiration for the way forward.”

The book is yours for FREE if you subscribe or renew your Malaysiakini subscription for 1 year at RM200 from November 1 to 30.

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Appeal for lighting up a Ranau village

Appeal for lighting up a Ranau village

Appeal for lighting up a Ranau village

Public Appeal

To raise fund for a hydro project that can bring light to a remote village in the interior of Sabah, Kg Pakolen, Ranau-some 5 hours drive from the state capital Kota Kinabalu. The hydro project is aimed at generating 7.5kw to cater for 20 houses in the marginalised village. Since most urbanites will complain loudly even if we suffer black out for a few minutes we hope that you can feel for the deprivation of these villagers who have to live with it for decades!

Villagers’ Effort

Some of the villagers had tried to design and install their own hydro -but failed to go beyond providing for a few houses and for limited time of the day. They therefore request outside help-which we responded. up to 1/3 of Borneo’s villagers live without lighting from main grid electric supply.

Progress of Project

We have conducted 2 recce trips to collect data on the water source and the villagers so far. We have come out with a design, a budget-and now it is time to raise the fund so we can purchase the material needed, fabricate the hydro machine, and pay for logistics to send material to the village. We call upon all caring Malaysians to help us bring light to these dark villages around the country-so, in the long term, all citizens are able to access this very basic amenity!

How you can help:

1. Donation

The budget for the project is RM45k. It will only take 500 donors to chip in Rm90.00 each to reach the target! Let’s start from today! To donate please bank into our official account:

Lightup Borneo PLT; Public Bank, Account number: 3182753709

We will update readers of the collection daily to keep you updated on our progress!

2. Volunteer

You are welcome to volunteer for the full 4 day installation or part of it to join villagers in:

  • Providing labor(installing pipes, wiring), villagers will not be enough to handle the job by themselves;
  • Provide logistic support. eg transport, cooking etc;
  • Do documentation etc.
  • We can pick up volunteers who fly in at KKIA airport. We will transport volunteers from KK or Ranau to go to the village and return.
    Accommodation will be at a small community hall, a couple of villagers’ house and camping.
    Meals will be provided to volunteers – but volunteers need to take turn to cook or form a cooking team.
    What to bring for volunteers: sleeping bag, raincoat, warm cloth, tracking shoes, insect repellent, torch light, power banks/batteries.

    3. Promotion

    Feel free to repost/share/forward this appeal to all your friends/social media so that we can beat the deadline to raise the fund needed to purchase the material/pay logistics for the project!We hope that Malaysians can come together to further our campaign to bring light to dark communities around the country.

    Light for all! All for light!

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