Archive for the ‘Public Sector’ Category

W3C = Disability Access?

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

It’s amazing how this website can equate the World Wide Web Consortium to “Disability Access”. Unless the brackets mean something else. I was attracted by the announcement at the front page “… now equipped with W3C function. Click to know more.” Shouldn’t the correct term be “Accessibility”? W3C is a body that develops interoperable technologies […]

International Driving Permit & JPJ Portal Joomla

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I was looking for information on getting an International Driving Permit when I arrived at the new JPJ Portal. I am not sure if the portal was “developed” by a third party contractor or internally but I have a hunch that says it was built externally. There may be other Government portals that are built […]

Another Reason Not To Host In Malaysia

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Would you register your blog if the Government ask you to? Although I rarely write about any sensitive issues related to the Government, I have to express myself on this one. So now Malaysian Government is planning to make it compulsory for bloggers to register themselves. Here is an article from The Star: Bloggers may […]

Malaysia OSS Master Plan Gets Truncated

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

As I thought. When the Government declared that they will favor open source for their IT needs I was thinking whether they have thoroughly analyzed their plan. What I can clearly see is that all they understand is the word FREE. No more, no less. It was published on The Star Online on 5 December […]

Update: JAKIM is Hosting PayPal Phishing Site?!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Today I received an email from JAKIM (baheis/JAKIM [at] that redirected me to this site: Well done. Despite of what happened I am quite pleased and proud of their immediate action (3 days is immediate for government bodies, give them a break). First time I’ve ever seen an email address with slash (/) though. […]

JAKIM is Hosting PayPal Phishing Site?!

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

I visited some other blog today and read a fresh post about JAKIM site hosting a Paypal Phishing site. Try yourself and go to You’ll see this: And if you get to (I suggest you only go there if you know what you are doing) you’ll see this:… which really looks like […]

Additional Holiday for Public Sector

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Malaysia News: Bulletin Utama (TV3) has just announced that 23rd October will be a public holiday, but only for the public sector. Of course, why else would they call it public holiday? 😉

Police on Phone While Driving

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

21-Mar-2006: Back from lunch at McDonalds’ Equine Park. Thanks to Azidin for the capture. Great shot from a moving car! Well, the police officer probably gave himself a ticket when he reached the police station. (Click here or the picture for a larger view) I was quite busy for the last few weeks – my […]

PM: We have to sacrifice

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

The title should say “PM: Malaysian citizens have to sacrifice”. Quoting from what he has to say: “Those riding motorcycles and driving small cars dont really enjoy the subsidy as their vehicles dont consume a lot of fuel,” he said. Is this reverse psychology or something? In fact: Those riding motorcycles and driving small cars […]

Microsoft revamps blogging policy

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Remember what happened to Chinese blogger Zhao Jing? His blog was closed down by Microsoft. Following that decision, many parties were outraged. So Microsoft decided to revamp its blogging policy. News Story by Jeremy Kirk JANUARY 31, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) – LISBON — In the face of outrage from many of its own employees […]

999 Emergency Number

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Last night my neighbor’s house alarm was triggered multiple times. At 4.00am I was concerned on what happened as there’s no one at the house – they went somewhere for Chinese New Year. I called the emergency line 999 to report this, as I don’t dare to check it out myself. Guess what? No answer. […]

Beijing’s New Enforcer: Microsoft

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

From the New York Times: Microsoft has silenced a well-known blogger in China for committing journalism. At the Chinese government’s request, the company closed the blog of Zhao Jing on Dec. 30 after he criticized the government’s firing of editors at a progressive newspaper. Microsoft, which also acknowledges that its MSN Internet portal in China […]

More shocking findings

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 ~$ dig MX @ ; DiG 9.3.1 MX @ ; (1 server found) ;; global options:  printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 59650 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;          IN      MX ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:                 398     […]

Nov 2 will not be a public holiday

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Well it looks like 2nd November will not be a public holiday. Many were expecting this. Excerpt from The Star: "KUALA LUMPUR: The Government does not plan to declare Nov 2 a public holiday.  Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it would be too costly for the private sector to pay their […]


Sunday, October 9th, 2005

Nowadays, there’s a lot of programmes in TV showing how poor citizens suffer. I wonder what the government have been doing with the BaitulMal money? Here’s the total collection for September, taken from the Pusat Pungutan Zakat Wilayah Persekutuan website:    Hmmm… 8 million. Maybe PPZ officers need to go out, and not just rely […]