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Thursday, July 30, 2009

PM Launches Amanah Saham 1Malaysia

Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia), an all-Malaysian fund managed by Permodalan Nasional Bhd, was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

PNB chief executive officer Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman said AS 1Malaysia is a fixed price equity fund priced at RM1.00 per unit with a total fund size of 10 billion units, the biggest fund offering by PNB thus far.

"AS 1 Malaysia will be opened for public subscription beginning Aug 5, 2009 -- during a 30-day offer period beginning Aug 5, 2009 till Sept 3, 2009," he said at a media briefing Friday.

The minimum initial investment of AS 1Malaysia is 100 units while the minimum additonal investment is one 1 unit.

Hamad said the fund will be invested in Malaysian companies with its yield benchmark according to 5-year Malaysian government yields which currently hovers around 3.7 to 4.0 percent.

"During the offer period, subscription of the units is subject to an allocation of 50 percent for Bumiputeras, 30 percent for chinese, 15 percent for Indians and the remaining five percent for other minorities," he said.

To ensure a wider participation from the investing public, he said, the maximum investment limit during the 30-day offer period has been set at 50,000 units per accountholder for those between the ages of 18 and 55.

The maximum investment limit for those above 55, is set at 10,000 units per accountholder, he added.

PTPTN Offers Loans Based On Syariah Concept

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has changed its loan scheme to education financing based on the syariah concept.

The concept, which impose a charge of one per cent a year, has been implemented for new students who were given the loans in December last year.

PTPTN, in a statement Thursday, said the concept would also be offered to old students.

"It will be carried out in stages beginning August where those eligible will be notified through the short messaging system," it said.

It stated that the first stage would involve 20,000 students whose loan approval were given between June 2008 and Dec 21, 2008, as well those pursuing diploma and degree studies in public institutions of higher learning and those who did not receive advance loan payment.

These students are required to check their status through the PTPTN website and to take the necessary actions, it added.

It said PTPTN borrowers who had completed their studies, but had not defaulted in their loan repayments, would also be offered the Ujrah concept.

For further information, the public are advised to call the PTPTN Call Centre at 03-20927788 or surf its website,

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Water Disruptions In Shah Alam, Sepang And KL

Several areas in Shah Alam, Sepang and Kuala Lumpur will face water supply disruptions on Aug 3, 5 and 10 following the proposed installation of 'Water Balance Meters' by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).

The disruptions will begin on Aug 3 from 6 pm until 5 am the following day involving areas in the Klang Region in Shah Alam which include Sections 2, 3, 12, and areas around the Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Golf Club (KGSSAS), according to a statement from Syabas Tuesday.

The other affected areas in Shah Alam are Section 11, Kelab Shah Alam, Section 13 and Syabas Tadisma quarters in Section 13.

On Aug 5, supply disruptions will occur in the Sepang areas which will involve the whole of Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi beginning at 8 pm until 5 am the following day.

Supply disruptions will also occur on Aug 10 beginning at 5 pm until 6 am on the following day in Kuala Lumpur which covers the whole area of Sri Hartamas, Bukit Sentul, Jalan Pahang at the Jalan Pahang-Jalan Tun Razak junction until the Jalan Titiwangsa-Jalan Pahang junction.

Other areas affected by the supply disruptions are Jalan Tun Razak at the junction with Jalan Pahang until Jalan Langgak Golf, the whole of Jalan Semarak, and the areas around KLCC, the statement said.

Other affected areas in Kuala Lumpur are Jalan Ampang beginning at the Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Ampang junction until the junction with the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).

Syabas said parts of Kampung Baru, Taman Duta, Bukit Tunku, Tasik Perdana, the areas around Parliament House, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Tun Ismail, Jalan Dato Onn, Jalan Lembah Ledang, Jalan Perlis, Jalan Kedah, Jalan Selangor, Jalan Johor and Jalan Negeri Sembilan will also be affected.

As such, consumers are advised to store sufficient water upply before the dates of the water supply disruption.

Members of the public can contact the Customer Service Centre (PUSPEL) via the toll-free line at 1-800-88-5252 or to surf the Syabas website at

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ASM units sold out

Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) has announced that all remaining Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) units have been sold out.
The 1.6 billion units were part of the 3.33 billion additional ASM units announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the 2009 Malaysian Unit Trust Week in Johor Baru on April 20.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Remaining 1.6 Billion ASM Units Offered To All Malaysians From July 21

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) will be offering the remaining 1.6 billion Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) units, including those initially set aside for Bumiputeras, for subscription by all Malaysians from July 21.

PNB president and group chief executive Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman said a maximum investment limit of 20,000 units would be imposed on each account holder for seven days until July 27.

"Thereafter, investors can subscribe for the ASM units without any maximum investment limit depending on the amount of units left. Sales for the additional ASM units are based on a first-come, first-served basis," he told reporters here today.

The 1.6 billion units are part of the 3.33 billion additional ASM units announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when launching the 2009 Malaysian Unit Trust Week in Johor Baharu on April 20.

Of the 3.33 billion units, Bumiputera investors were allocated 50 percent, Chinese 30 percent, Indians 15 percent and other races five percent.

Previously, ASM units were open to Malaysians aged six months and above irrespective of race.

ASM was launched in 2000 with an initial fund size of 2 billion units and all had been taken up within 21 days.

Since then, new additional units have been offered six times totalling 7.63 billion. The trust units allocated for the Chinese and Indians have been fully subscribed.

Hamad said the quota on the additional 3.33 billion units was imposed for three months from April 21 to diversify investor profile.

"The three-month period was sufficient to give all parties enough time to invest and to allow comprehensive participation," he said.

Asked whether PNB would lose if the Bumiputera quota was retained, he said: "We can create new units when we want to lauch new products and we can add more. When we have the need for anyone to make additional investments, we can create new units."

PNB has various funds for subsription by Bumiputera investors. Among them are Amanah Saham Wawasan (1.7 billion), Amanah Saham Didik (1.6 billion), Amanah Saham Nasional (921 million) dan Amanah Saham Nasional 2 (2.2 billion).

ASM was the second trust fund launched by PNB for all Malaysians.

Asked on Amanah Saham 1Malaysia, Hamad said: "Let the Prime Minister make the announce announcement. The date has been set."

Najib, when speaking at a gathering on the occasion of his 100th day in office on July 11, said the government had agreed to PNB establishing a new unit trust fund called Amanah Saham 1Malaysia with a size of 10 billion units.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Make fuel from algae: Exxon

WASHINGTON: Oil giant Exxon Mobil plans to announce a US$600 million (US$1 = RM3.59) investment to produce liquid transportation fuel from algae, The New York Times reported.

The effort by Exxon, whose chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson once derided ethanol as “moonshine”, includes a partnership with the biotechnology company Synthetic Genomics.

A top Exxon research told the newspaper that the company has researched fuel alternatives for years.

“We literally looked at every option we could think of, with several key parameters in mind,” said Emil Jacobs, vice-president for research and development at Exxon’s research and engineering unit. — AFP

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Amanah Saham 1Malaysia

The government has agreed to Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) establishing a new unit trust fund, Amanah Saham 1Malaysia, with a size of 10 billion units.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak who made the announcement said the new fund would be launched soon and is open to all Malaysians above 18.

Over 6 Bln Units Available For Purchase

Over six billion units from various funds under Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB)'s Amanah Saham are still available for purchase by Bumiputeras and non-Bumiputeras.

PNB president/group chief executive, Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman, said among the funds available for Bumiputera investors included Amanah Saham Wawasan (1.7 billion), Amanah Saham Didik (1.6 billion), Amanah Saham Nasional (921 million), Amanah Saham Nasional 2 (2.2 billion) and Amanah Saham Malaysia (3.3 billion).

"Non-Bumiputera investors still have opportunity to invest in Amanah Saham Nasional 3 and Amanah Saham Gemilang, a variable-priced unit trust funds," he told a media briefing after the launch of Buku Sajak 30 Tahun PNB by its chairman, Tun Ahmad Sarji, here Friday.

According to Hamad Kama Piah, 3.3 billion units of Amanah Saham Malaysia for Bumiputeras might also be opened to all investors.

Meanwhile, he said, PNB planned to launch new products from time to time in order to encourage Malaysians to invest.

On when PNB would launch a new fund, he said: "We will announce as soon as possible."

A report in Berita Harian today said PNB was expected to launch another fixed-priced unit trust fund with an estimated size of RM3 billion soon.

Hamad Kama Piah said the establishment of Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas) would not overlap PNB's function but would complement one another.

"PNB will continue to look for opportunities that will provide better returns. We are focusing on managing unit trusts.

"We need investment either in listed or unlisted companies," he said.

He said Ekuinas could also invest in the same company that PNB invested as long as it benefited both parties.

Recently, the government announced the establishment of Ekuinas, a private equity fund with a paid-up capital of RM500 million.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sweet art...3/3

Sweet art...2/3

Sweet art...1/3

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Shell Announces Availability Of New RON95 Fuel

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd announced today that its Shell Unleaded 95 fuel is now available at the Alisha Station along Federal Highway Batu 3 (Klang bound).

In a statement, Shell said the fuel will be available at all of its stations nationwide by September this year in compliance with government's directive to introduce the RON95 fuel to the market.

"We are pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to try our Shell Unleaded 95 fuel with fuel economy formula at this site," said the company's managing director Datuk Mohzani Abdul Wahab.

"Our customers can be assured that this new fuel continues to deliver on Shell's fuel quality promise and complements our aspiration of helping our customers get the most out of every drop," he said.

Shell also said that to address the need for fuel efficiency, tips are available at the website to help motorists save up to 10 percent in fuel consumption.

"Shell will continue to work to educate drivers on ways to optimise their fuel consumption, and very soon we will be addressing RON95 public awareness as well," Mohzani said.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Most beautiful road....Part 2

Most beautiful road....Part 1

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Air Quality Improves Nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) -- Air quality nationwide registered a healthy reading this evening with 80 percent or 40 areas registering good Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared with 66 percent or 33 places this Sunday morning.

According to the Department of Environment (DOE) website, the API readings recorded as of 5pm, also showed 20 percent or 10 areas with moderate readings.

Areas with moderate readings were Muar (60), Pasir Gudang (60), Kota Tinggi (50) in (Johor); Port Dickson (51) in (Negeri Sembilan); Sri Manjong (50), Taiping (52), Tanjung Malim (52) in (Perak), Perai (36), Seberang Jaya 2, Perai (42) in (Penang); Kuala Terengganu (52); Port Klang (55), Kuala Selangor (59) in (Selangor).

An API reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 (moderate), 101-200 (unhealthy), 201-300 (very unhealthy) and above 300 (hazardous).

Thursday, July 2, 2009

馬來西亞 - 紅衣女鬼搭順風車




So sad....:(

Here his wife is injured and the condition is fatal.
She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road.

Here he brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion.

He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead.
He tried to move her....a rarely-seen effort for swallows!

Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again,
he cries with adoring love.

He stood beside her, saddened at her death.

Finally aware that she would never return to him, he
stood beside her body with sadness and sorrow.

Millions of people cried after watching this picture in America and Europe and even in India . It is said that the photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most famous newspaper in France .. All copies of that newspaper were sold out on the day these pictures were published.
And many people think animals don't have a brain or feelings?????

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4 July : Tony Roma's first time ever Unlimited Buffet with their world famous Beef Ribs!

An irresistable offer for all you beef ribs lovers out there!!!

Tony Roma's is having it's first ever buffet which includes their World Famous Beef Ribs.

Date : 4 July 2009

Venue : Only available at Tony Roma's @ The Curve Mutiara Damansara

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Our grand finals of the ribs eating competition is just around the corner, remember to make a date with us this coming 4th July (Saturday)! For the first time, we will be having an all-you-can-eat buffet which includes our World Famous Beef Ribs from 11am - 5pm at only RM47++ for adults and RM27.50++ for kids, only at Tony Roma's e@ Curve (formerly known as Cineleisure). Wash all that yummy food down with our free flow of drinks, which includes soft drinks, juices and beers!