Sunday, 19 February 2012

New blog on tumblr.com

Please be informed that we have set up a new blog on tumblr.com . We still analysing whether we able to used Google
Adsense with tumblr.com or not before we fully move our blog to tumblr.com .

Customer who operate a blog with tumblr.com can start to link to us http://arbirage.tumblr.com/ so that we able to re post your post like retweet on tweeter to benefit our other customer so that the whole community able to link up.




Monday, 28 November 2011

Jeff Hoffman Vs Naval Ravikant

Silicon Valley come to Malaysia Conference has ended more than one month. I am a slow learner and still digesting what happen at the event one month ago.

A lot of publicity on Naval Ravikant of AngelList. Malaysia business weekly The Edge feature an article on Naval speech and Malaysia's radio station also BFM89.9 also interview Naval.

In his keynote. Naval said  not to pay attention to idea, as they are irrelevant today. "Ideas are worthless as many can just sit around and think them up." Naval said he choose a team base on the team Intelligent during his interview with BFM89.9. That doesn't sound encouraging if your company never choose as top 100 company or never selected to one to one session. There is more than 500 team participate at Silicon Valley come to Malaysia Conference but only 100 choose as top 100 and less than 50 team has been chosen for one to one session with Silicon icon. Thus, Naval mean that there is at least 400 team or 80% of less intelligent team here. That doesn't sound motivated especially if your team never been selected.

Another icon from Silicon Valley Paul Bragiel of I/O Venture speak more specifically during his interview with Entrepreneur.my. Paul said the team must comprise strong technical people. A person who able to develop software as a team member. That sound better than Intelligent if your team never chosen and your team doesn't have a technical software developer.

The most inspires speaker are Jeff Hoffman of Priceline.com. Jeff Hoffman said he has opportunity to meet with a lot of icon in traditional business. However, after speaking to those icon. He don't feel those call icon are smarter than you and me. That sound motivated.

Feedback survey by organiser also show that Jeff Hoffman has been voted the most motivated speaker of the event

Thus, it is worth watching his speech again even it last for more than one hour. Jeff also shares his entrepreneur journey at his keynote. Only two speaker did that. Another one is Joel Neoh of Groupon Malaysia. Apparently, Jeff Hoffman also not a technical software developer, at least not a skillful one.









Surprisingly, many people, even those who selected to have one to one session with Jeff do not know that Jeff operated a venture capital firm Smith-Hoffman Capital. What a watse that they never did their homework. If you do not have time to watch the above video. It worth reading this blog coverage as well



Also worth watching his Q&A session





Another icon Saad Khan of CMEA Capital, ask participate to email him if their start up fullfil the following 3 criteria :

1) Rewrite the rule

2) Never say die

3) Inspire




Saturday, 19 November 2011

Alibaba.com founder Jack Ma will be in Malaysia March 2012

The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) will organised 3rd SME conference at Berjaya Times Square at 15 March 2012.

Conference will invited industry icon including founder of Alibaba.com Jack Ma,  Designer of  the world first single chip USB flash pen- drive,CEO of Phison Electronics, Pua Kian Seng.

The conference is expected to have 500 participant and it is a fee pay conference.

Conference language likely in Mandarin (Chinese).


Update: Jack Ma might not around but co-founder of Plurk.com, Alvin Woon will be in town






礼聘国内外知名人士主讲 明3月办中小企业大会



锺廷森透露,总商会会明年3 月15日将在吉隆坡时代广场举办大马中华总商会“第三届中小企业大会”,安排500人出席。
他说,大会将礼聘多位国内外知名人士,包括阿里峇峇电子商务创办人、大马电子闻人兼随身碟发明者潘健成主讲,属于收费大会。
他说,大会主要针对我国政府明年宣布的大马企业大蓝图,拟定华商的中小企业调查报告,剖析我国中小企业面对的问题,例如融资再配合政府中小企业发展大蓝图情况,因此也邀请中小企业机构总监拿督哈霞主讲,以便分析大蓝图提供的商机,中小企业如何打造创新文化。



Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Naval Ravikant speech at Silicon Valley come to Malaysia conference

Venture Capitalist and AngelList founder Naval Ravikant,  who has investments in Twitter and Foursquare speech at Silicon Valley Comes to Malaysia conference. Below are full speech during conference on 20 Oct 2011:




Technology entrepreneur have always come out of the US, particularly from iconic Silicon Valley in California, where innovators, programmers, engineers, angel investors, universities and venture capitalists exist in abundance. But in the coming decade, expect more nascent entrepreneurs to spring up from Asia.

I think sometime over the next decade or two, we are going to see the emergence of good, start-up ecosystems around the world. and the huge markets the US used to enjoy are now in Asia, and that's why a lot of us in Silicon Valley are trying to figure out how we're going to reach Asia....Malaysia is one of the gateway to Asia.

There is a good news for entrepreneurs in asia and Malaysia, because there are still many thingd in this part of the world that don't quite work yet, and these are grounds for innovation.

Author Danny Mills says "technology is everything that doesn't work yet" and this means that you have more opportunities in this part of the world that have in Slilicon Valley. there are certain problems available to you here so the scope of innovation to slove these problems are larger here.

The ability to have access to capital is still not quite as good as that in the Silicon Valley. However, it has become a lot cheaper for entrepreneur to gain capital over the years and that asia has a great potential going forward. adding to this is that the entrepreneur ecosystem in Asia has grown in recent years and this helps Asian and Malaysian entrepreneurs. The fact that I can see hundreds of you in this room is a testimony to that.

To spur the technopreneur ecosystem. companies import foreign talents so that they can work with local technopreneurs and give them a chance to learn the spirit of entrepreneurship alongside their more experienced counterparts.

The government of Chile has done this. We know because Angel List gets applications from indigenous Chilean companies for funding and they are every bit as good as those in the Silicon Valley because they've had the bar set high by working with those from Valley itself.

Aside from the booming development in Asia, the Advent of the personal computer has given entrepreneurs around the world, including those in Malaysia, entrepreneurial leverage like never before. Entrepreneurs today have gained a lot more power han they think. Leverage amplifies the entrepreneur's ability to do things better. Traditional brick-and-mortar businesses depend on labour and capital as their leverage, business succeeded in the old economy because they could muster whole teams of people to work and produce something for others to use. these business also had access to cheap capital to finance this process.

But in the 21st century, intellectual property is the new leverage. Code is power and the new form of leverage because when a programmer writes software, he does so once but every time it gets executed, it doesn't cost him extra. This is the kind of leverage that Yahoo and google had when they came into being.

As entrepreneurs, leverage is your friend and it gives you the power to do what you want to do. entrepreneurs today are more fortunate than those who came before them and they should take advantage of this.

There isn't a fixed formula to start up as an entrepreneur. The most important thing is to do what you love even if others tell you it won't work.

Pick a great co-founder as you'll need someone to be there alongside you. co-founders should be highly intelligent and possess high energy as he or she should be one who never has to be motivated.

A co-founder must have a lot of integrity. If yuou get a highly intelligent partners who's full of energy but has no integrity, you're going to get a smart crook as your partner, and that's the worst kind of co-founder you can have.

Next, pick a very large market that entrepreneurs can easily grow their business in. This is somthing that can be easily done in Asia and even the Silicon Valley does not have such huge markets. Another important thing to note is not to pay attention to idea, as they are irrelevent today.

Ideas are worthless as many can just sit around and think them up. What's more important is that you pick a large market in areas that you're knowledgeable and passionate about and you will figure out what is the right thing yo do in that space. do not go around pitching a great idea and asking for money, as that is the worst thing to do.

Rather, say to your investor that this is the space, articulate the huge market potential it has and show them how passionate you are about the business, the kind of things you could do with your product, the kind of people you have doing things alongside you and show them a minimum viable product that you can use to test the market with.

With the leverages that exist today, an entrepeneur should be able to get a product-market fit - where a product matches what the market needs. Then do you go to people whom you can trust to raise money, and use that money to scale your business.

While basic education is important, it's not necessary for entrepreneurs today to get a graduate degree in the form of an MBA as schools in general tend to force students to conform. Instead, they should try to get into good incubators.

It used to be if you wanted to start a company, you were told to get an MBA and/or a Masters. But entrepreneurs know that going to schools does not teach you to be innovative nor are they grounds for being creative.

The beauty of incubators compaared with graduate schools is that entrepreneurs get paid to get one's education, nothing that in the Silicon Valley, incubators can get anywhere between US$25,000 to US$200,000 of funding for a company.

When you get out, you are not expected to hunt for jobs. Instead you are expected to create jobs for others, so this is completely flipping the school model on its head. You are also not expected to do the work your professor tells you to do but rather, are expected to do something original, something of value the world has never seen before. and finally, you are graded not by professor but by the real world. so the best case is that you create a company and products that will change the world; worst case, you learn by actually creating something.



Below are some of the question posed to him and his answer:

Q&A session:

1) Despite the distance between Malaysia and the Silicon Valley, wouldn't the angels want to invest in promising companies here?

That is a really hard problem to overcome, because even with good products, one can be too far away. an angel will first want to get to know you before they invest and once they do, they want to be able to bring their network to help you in any way possible. One way to get past that is to get a local investor who is trusted and has a network in the US himself. the second is to just grow the business to the point that people will look beyond the core team and just focus on the numbers. Perhaps, it is best to follow the Estonia model where you regularly get one or two members of the start-up team to spend six months at a time in the US. this allows them to network locally and for the local players to get to know them too. But if you do that, those who come over to the US must include at least one member of the founding team.

2) What are the key criteria angels look for when investing?

Someone I know described the process of raising money as a group of young men and women seducing a bunch of old men and women. You want to make them see something of themselves in you. which means, it is an emotional sale. Emotional sales do not work on a check list. So, while there are four key categories angels look at, they will usually look for one exceptional characteristic that they really adore. so you yourself must excel in one of these four categories.

As for the categories, it starts with the team you have assembled. the angels want to see that it is a high quality team that has a history of accomplishing good things. the school that you went is less important, eventhough you hear  a lot about Ivy League schools.

The second thing they look for is the product itself. You need to focus on building a really good product. I have seen many entrepreneurs who make the mistake of building poor products or half products and then try to explain their way aroud it. Don't. Just build a good product so that investors can play with it and see what it will look like. The reality is that they are highly visual people.

Third is customer traction. This matters a lot. If you have a lot of users/ customers and growing, that is very good. But if you say, give us the money and we will go get customers, they do not like that.

Finally there is something called social proof. If you get one  investor in, very often another will come in, or if you have a famous entrepreneur as an adviser, that will help the company too.

3) Right now it seems that 99% of start-ups are in the consumer Internet space. what do you think of enterprise start-ups?

Actually, the odds are very low to make money from consumer products and it takes a long time too. so, actually, more investors want to invest in enterprise rather than consumer companies, especially in this part of the world. But you have to do somthing that investors like that is exciting, new and dynamic. You can take lessons from the consumer space and bring it to the enterprise space, and absolutely no clunky apps please. One reason investors like consumer apps id because they use them too. for example, pipedrive.com is a web-based CRM and sales management software as a services tool. They basically asked themselves, what if Apple came up with salesforce.com. In this way, they brought something fresh and new to the space.

4) As a successful investor, what type of start-ups will be hot in the next five years?

Frankly, there is an enormous amount of luck involved here. I have had three successful investments and that was out of almost 60. I thought all of them were going to be as successful as Twitter!

Even looking back today, I can't explain to you why Twitter is successful and I think anyone who tells you they know what they are doing with their investment is basically lying.

But, if I had to guess, the next hot thing will revolve around the mobile. this is a device that has about 12 sensors in it and each is on all the time. someone will cleverly stitch them all togehter and do things we cannot imagine today. Also, many things don't work yet, so in reality, there is a lot to be done.


5)What about the risk of exposing our idea to someone who may copy it?

Whatever your idea is - kust google it. It is already out there.

6) The prospects for angel investors exiting from their investment here is not very strong. How do you see them coping and what other means to exit can they look at? Also, do you see your fund expanding here?

The reality is that investors don't invest where thy are not. With angel list, I wanted to deocratise angel investing globally. But in reality, over half our deal volume is in the Silicon Valley and around 90% of the deals are in the US.

As far as other means for angels to exit, I think the chances are much better, especially on the M&A side. for instance, lots of companies realise they need to go global quickly and open branch offices globally, for example, Google, Groupon, LinkedIn, and in the beginning they would buy the local clones. But hopefully those will not be the only exits here because the problem with that is that it does not encourage creativity. I should add that these companies are now also buying for the talent - the designers, engineers, developers and so on.

On the local front here, I am hoping that your large companies realise they too need to acquire local start-ups. for instance, maybe Maxis will start acquiring start-ups in the mobilephone space. That started happening in the US in 2007, but then the bubble burst. Nevertheless, I see a second coming. I don't know what will happen on the local front, but what is going to happen here is that a lot of local angel investors will lose a lot of money until the cycleturns and big companies start buying small companies. Investos in at the right time will make a lot of money then.

7) I have already raised money overseas, but I notice that local investor appetite is very poor. What can we do to whet their appetite?

The best way is to create a startup that creates rich people who then invest in other tech startups themselves. In the US, when Google went public, its staff suddenly had a lot of money, and since they made their money from a tech company, they started to invest in other tech companies.

8) What are a service-based company's chances in terms of raising angel funding?

It is harder because it is very people based; you have less leverage and lower margins. so, investors don't like it as much. while they do get funded, you have to be further along in your growth and must demonstrate that there is a strong IP-based component to the company so that it becomes a more financiable business

9) What is your take on the lean startup movement?

Well lean startups sound great - do it quickly and cheaply. I think every startup should do that, but I also encourage you not to get caught up in movement and terminology. You can take a lot from this movement, such as stay small until you figure out what works. Steve Blank, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author of Epiphany, defines a startup as a search for a scalable and repeatable business model. So until you find that, I would advise you to stay very small and cheap.



The above are reference and excerpt from : The Edge . 

Profile: Naval Ravikant

Naval is an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks and co-maintainer of AngelList, Previously, he was a co-founder at Genoa Corp, which was acquirred by Finisar, Epinions, IPO via shopping.com and Vast.com, a large white-label classified marketplace. He has advised Bix.com, iPivot and XFire and invested in Twitter. Foursquare, DocVerse, which was sold to Google, Mixer Labs - Sold to Twitter, Jambool, snapLogic, PlanCast, StackOverflow, Heyzap and Disqus. Ravikant is recognised for changing the way angel investments are made in high tech startups, earning the title of one of the Top Angels in Tech by BusinessWeek in 2010.



Sunday, 11 September 2011

Intel Capital invest in Dealmate.com.my


Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corp, has invested an undisclosed amount in Dealmates, a group buying start-up base in Malaysia.
This is third Group buying site in Malaysia being injection or M&A by Foreign company in year 2011.
3 months ago, another Malaysia Group buying website Everyday.com.my has been acquired by a South Korea company Ticket Monster.co.kr. This is just a few short month after US base Groupon acquired Group More to become Groupon Malaysia. After a decade of launching Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). Malaysia now on radar screen of M&A by technology startup MNC. Unfortunately, all focus on Group Buying company.

Groupon Malaysia CEO Joel Neoh become celebrity CEO after his company Group More acquired by Groupon.

South Korea online shopping Mall has set up http://www.gmarket.com.my/ in Malaysia despite it office is still base in Singapore. It website stated the campany partner with ebay, which has entered Malaysia market via http://www.ebay.com.my/ few  years ago. This has create some confusion among ebay seller in Malaysia.

Another online shopping Mall from Japan, Rakuten plan to enter Malaysia market by year end or beginning of next year. It is surprising that Rakuten not using it Taiwanese company to enter Malaysia market. Given the fact that the online shopping Mall highly successful in Taiwan market and a high population in Malaysia speak same language with Taiwanese. It is far more easy for Rakuten Taiwan to enter Malaysia market than direct from Rakuten Japan.

After a decade of launching Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). Malaysia online market is growing and on radar screen of internet MNC.
Your Life Your Legacy



Monday, 8 August 2011

ETP will demolished heritage building along Jalan Sultan

One of the 12 NKEA of Economic Transformation Project (ETP) call Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley Project.

One of the entry Point Project (EPP) under Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Project is urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT)

Last Friday, one of programme of Radio 988
feature on Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Project and the programme announced that Klang Valley MRT (KLMRT) project will involved demolished of heritage building along Jalan Sultan, in KL.

The area has been included as heritage site under Kuala Lumpur Master plan 2020

On Sunday(yesterday), Malaysia Insider has reported that the shop owner has received compulsory acquisition notice.

One of the expert comment on the Radio 988
said that the MRT has to pass through Jalan Sultan because have to pass to the proposed PNB 100 storey building to make PNB Warisan Merdeka a success. If not, the MRT can pass through Kota Raya area.

It is unfotunate that Kuala Lumpur do not have NGO like Penang Heritage Trust or Perak Heritage Society to promote movement of preserving heritage building. The compulsory acquisition notice also contradict with EPP72 Creating iconic places and attraction (EPP7 of Greater KL/KV development), EPP71 Creating comprehensive pedestrian network (EPP8 of Greater KL/KV development) and EPP69 Revitalising the Klang River into a heritage and commercial district (EPP5 of Greater KL/KV development).

 I wonder what is the view point of Tourism Minister on this issue?

Update :

蘇丹街茨廠街商家反對徵地‧11日會基建公司表達意願


圖:星洲日報

26老店業主拒讓路建捷運 矢保蘇丹街茨廠街





Chinatown acquisitions alarm heritage body

矢捍卫苏丹街老店 业主扬言上诉首相署


(吉隆坡11日讯)苏丹街34个单位地段被征用兴建捷运系统计划势在必行,惟业主坚持不让步,扬言要上诉至首相署,以捍卫历经四代人的百年老店!
与茨厂街毗邻的苏丹街34个单位业主自上月收到土地局及矿物局来信,通知即将征用部分地段兴建捷运计划的地下隧道后,即刻引起当地业主反弹,多次拉横幅表达反对立场。
国家基建公司星期四上午邀请受影响单位业主及武吉免登区国会议员方贵伦出席汇报会,向业主讲解命名为“中央艺术坊站”的捷运系统规划。
根据双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划,武吉免登选区将建有4个捷运站,包括中央艺术坊、默迪卡、武吉免登区、及人民巴刹,而受影响的苏丹街老店,将建地下捷运站。
巴生车站、宏愿广场及UDA Ocean也被纳入被征用土地范围之一。
以公众安全为大前提
国家基建公司集团董事祖基菲尤索夫首先在汇报会上解释,双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划31个站中,有7个站将兴建底下隧道,包括建在苏丹街的中央艺术坊站。
他解释,根据土地征用法令,当局进行任何地下隧道工程时,必须征用地面上附近的土地,这一切都以公众安全为大前提。
“根据《1965年国家土地法令》第44(1)(a)条文阐明,政府所征土地涵盖该地段地上及地下空间。”
他指出,基于安全理由,当地下捷运站和轨道的建筑工程在进行时,必须拆除地面上的建筑物,以免工程造成地陷,导致建筑物崩塌酿成悲剧。
“为了大众公共交通设施和便利,部分涉及的业主须作出牺牲。”
展览期间未召集汇报 业主炮轰基建公司
业主狂轰当局在为期3个月的捷运系统计划路线图展览期间,不曾召集受影响业主进行汇报会,以致他们无法及时回馈意见,表达反对立场。
祖基菲尤索夫说,当局早已在2月至5月期间,在各处展出捷运系统计划路线图,并前后收集7000份意见书,并指当局有针对这些意见作出一些修改,包括位于加影的一些路线图。
此话一出,即刻有业主炮轰当局在展示期间,不曾派人向当地业主讲解,有业主指本身甚至前后三次前往展示厅,向柜台人员查询却不得要领,反指示她写下意见回馈即可。
国家基建公司集团董事·祖基菲尤索夫:路底狭窄被逼征地
祖基菲尤索夫指出,中央艺术坊站的捷运路线主要衔接至默迪卡站,若按照业主建议绕道兴建,恐将涉及更多店铺,技术上及安全考量上也不允许兴建90度大转弯的隧道。
“如果改道使用苏丹街后方空地或政府地,绕过苏丹街及茨厂街店铺,我们的轨道在经过车站后就要来一个90度急转弯,然后再一次转回默迪卡站,并不是理想的设计。”
他说,地底隧道要兴建来回两条轨道,除了2条轨道本身的宽度,还包括轨道之间及轨道旁的缓冲区,大约需要20公尺空间。
“我们尽量把轨道设计在苏丹街大路底下,避免涉及到更多的店铺,惟有关路段狭窄,才无可避免必须征用土地。”
配合“独立世代”
他强调,目前路线图已经是最终路线,是经过当局深思后划出的路线。
有业主此时建议何以当局一定要兴建至今未有任何人潮的默迪卡站?何不索性搬迁该站?祖基菲尤索夫回答,该站已作出最后定夺,以配合日后百层大楼“独立世代”的兴建。
乐安酒店业主·林月娇:勿毁具历史价值建筑
问答环节火花四射,其中传至第四代人的乐安酒店业主林月娇更扬言,他们将反对到底,甚至上诉至首相署也在所不惜。
她强调,苏丹街与毗邻的茨厂街是我国文化遗产之一,更是大马华社的象征,当局应再三考虑清楚,要发展并不意味着要“毁灭”具历史价值的建筑物。
“一旦拆除了我们的‘唐人街’,他日也同样可以拆除‘小印度’!”
她同时质疑,当局如何对这些文化遗产作出估价?
祖基菲尤索夫回答说,当局并非蓄意破坏这些文化遗产,事实上坐落在茨厂街的受影响单位只有3个单位,方贵伦这时纠正后者,指共有8个单位受影响,包括有83年历史的玉壶轩点心楼。

(吉隆坡11日讯)苏丹街34个单位地段被征用兴建捷运系统计划势在必行,惟业主坚持不让步,扬言要上诉至首相署,以捍卫历经四代人的百年老店!
与茨厂街毗邻的苏丹街34个单位业主自上月收到土地局及矿物局来信,通知即将征用部分地段兴建捷运计划的地下隧道后,即刻引起当地业主反弹,多次拉横幅表达反对立场。
国家基建公司星期四上午邀请受影响单位业主及武吉免登区国会议员方贵伦出席汇报会,向业主讲解命名为“中央艺术坊站”的捷运系统规划。
根据双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划,武吉免登选区将建有4个捷运站,包括中央艺术坊、默迪卡、武吉免登区、及人民巴刹,而受影响的苏丹街老店,将建地下捷运站。
巴生车站、宏愿广场及UDA Ocean也被纳入被征用土地范围之一。
以公众安全为大前提
国家基建公司集团董事祖基菲尤索夫首先在汇报会上解释,双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划31个站中,有7个站将兴建底下隧道,包括建在苏丹街的中央艺术坊站。
他解释,根据土地征用法令,当局进行任何地下隧道工程时,必须征用地面上附近的土地,这一切都以公众安全为大前提。
“根据《1965年国家土地法令》第44(1)(a)条文阐明,政府所征土地涵盖该地段地上及地下空间。”
他指出,基于安全理由,当地下捷运站和轨道的建筑工程在进行时,必须拆除地面上的建筑物,以免工程造成地陷,导致建筑物崩塌酿成悲剧。
“为了大众公共交通设施和便利,部分涉及的业主须作出牺牲。”
展览期间未召集汇报 业主炮轰基建公司
业主狂轰当局在为期3个月的捷运系统计划路线图展览期间,不曾召集受影响业主进行汇报会,以致他们无法及时回馈意见,表达反对立场。
祖基菲尤索夫说,当局早已在2月至5月期间,在各处展出捷运系统计划路线图,并前后收集7000份意见书,并指当局有针对这些意见作出一些修改,包括位于加影的一些路线图。
此话一出,即刻有业主炮轰当局在展示期间,不曾派人向当地业主讲解,有业主指本身甚至前后三次前往展示厅,向柜台人员查询却不得要领,反指示她写下意见回馈即可。
国家基建公司集团董事·祖基菲尤索夫:路底狭窄被逼征地
祖基菲尤索夫指出,中央艺术坊站的捷运路线主要衔接至默迪卡站,若按照业主建议绕道兴建,恐将涉及更多店铺,技术上及安全考量上也不允许兴建90度大转弯的隧道。
“如果改道使用苏丹街后方空地或政府地,绕过苏丹街及茨厂街店铺,我们的轨道在经过车站后就要来一个90度急转弯,然后再一次转回默迪卡站,并不是理想的设计。”
他说,地底隧道要兴建来回两条轨道,除了2条轨道本身的宽度,还包括轨道之间及轨道旁的缓冲区,大约需要20公尺空间。
“我们尽量把轨道设计在苏丹街大路底下,避免涉及到更多的店铺,惟有关路段狭窄,才无可避免必须征用土地。”
配合“独立世代”
他强调,目前路线图已经是最终路线,是经过当局深思后划出的路线。
有业主此时建议何以当局一定要兴建至今未有任何人潮的默迪卡站?何不索性搬迁该站?祖基菲尤索夫回答,该站已作出最后定夺,以配合日后百层大楼“独立世代”的兴建。
乐安酒店业主·林月娇:勿毁具历史价值建筑
问答环节火花四射,其中传至第四代人的乐安酒店业主林月娇更扬言,他们将反对到底,甚至上诉至首相署也在所不惜。
她强调,苏丹街与毗邻的茨厂街是我国文化遗产之一,更是大马华社的象征,当局应再三考虑清楚,要发展并不意味着要“毁灭”具历史价值的建筑物。
“一旦拆除了我们的‘唐人街’,他日也同样可以拆除‘小印度’!”
她同时质疑,当局如何对这些文化遗产作出估价?
祖基菲尤索夫回答说,当局并非蓄意破坏这些文化遗产,事实上坐落在茨厂街的受影响单位只有3个单位,方贵伦这时纠正后者,指共有8个单位受影响,包括有83年历史的玉壶轩点心楼。


(吉隆坡11日讯)苏丹街34个单位地段被征用兴建捷运系统计划势在必行,惟业主坚持不让步,扬言要上诉至首相署,以捍卫历经四代人的百年老店!
与茨厂街毗邻的苏丹街34个单位业主自上月收到土地局及矿物局来信,通知即将征用部分地段兴建捷运计划的地下隧道后,即刻引起当地业主反弹,多次拉横幅表达反对立场。
国家基建公司星期四上午邀请受影响单位业主及武吉免登区国会议员方贵伦出席汇报会,向业主讲解命名为“中央艺术坊站”的捷运系统规划。
根据双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划,武吉免登选区将建有4个捷运站,包括中央艺术坊、默迪卡、武吉免登区、及人民巴刹,而受影响的苏丹街老店,将建地下捷运站。
巴生车站、宏愿广场及UDA Ocean也被纳入被征用土地范围之一。
以公众安全为大前提
国家基建公司集团董事祖基菲尤索夫首先在汇报会上解释,双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划31个站中,有7个站将兴建底下隧道,包括建在苏丹街的中央艺术坊站。
他解释,根据土地征用法令,当局进行任何地下隧道工程时,必须征用地面上附近的土地,这一切都以公众安全为大前提。
“根据《1965年国家土地法令》第44(1)(a)条文阐明,政府所征土地涵盖该地段地上及地下空间。”
他指出,基于安全理由,当地下捷运站和轨道的建筑工程在进行时,必须拆除地面上的建筑物,以免工程造成地陷,导致建筑物崩塌酿成悲剧。
“为了大众公共交通设施和便利,部分涉及的业主须作出牺牲。”
展览期间未召集汇报 业主炮轰基建公司
业主狂轰当局在为期3个月的捷运系统计划路线图展览期间,不曾召集受影响业主进行汇报会,以致他们无法及时回馈意见,表达反对立场。
祖基菲尤索夫说,当局早已在2月至5月期间,在各处展出捷运系统计划路线图,并前后收集7000份意见书,并指当局有针对这些意见作出一些修改,包括位于加影的一些路线图。
此话一出,即刻有业主炮轰当局在展示期间,不曾派人向当地业主讲解,有业主指本身甚至前后三次前往展示厅,向柜台人员查询却不得要领,反指示她写下意见回馈即可。
国家基建公司集团董事·祖基菲尤索夫:路底狭窄被逼征地
祖基菲尤索夫指出,中央艺术坊站的捷运路线主要衔接至默迪卡站,若按照业主建议绕道兴建,恐将涉及更多店铺,技术上及安全考量上也不允许兴建90度大转弯的隧道。
“如果改道使用苏丹街后方空地或政府地,绕过苏丹街及茨厂街店铺,我们的轨道在经过车站后就要来一个90度急转弯,然后再一次转回默迪卡站,并不是理想的设计。”
他说,地底隧道要兴建来回两条轨道,除了2条轨道本身的宽度,还包括轨道之间及轨道旁的缓冲区,大约需要20公尺空间。
“我们尽量把轨道设计在苏丹街大路底下,避免涉及到更多的店铺,惟有关路段狭窄,才无可避免必须征用土地。”
配合“独立世代”
他强调,目前路线图已经是最终路线,是经过当局深思后划出的路线。
有业主此时建议何以当局一定要兴建至今未有任何人潮的默迪卡站?何不索性搬迁该站?祖基菲尤索夫回答,该站已作出最后定夺,以配合日后百层大楼“独立世代”的兴建。
乐安酒店业主·林月娇:勿毁具历史价值建筑
问答环节火花四射,其中传至第四代人的乐安酒店业主林月娇更扬言,他们将反对到底,甚至上诉至首相署也在所不惜。
她强调,苏丹街与毗邻的茨厂街是我国文化遗产之一,更是大马华社的象征,当局应再三考虑清楚,要发展并不意味着要“毁灭”具历史价值的建筑物。
“一旦拆除了我们的‘唐人街’,他日也同样可以拆除‘小印度’!”
她同时质疑,当局如何对这些文化遗产作出估价?
祖基菲尤索夫回答说,当局并非蓄意破坏这些文化遗产,事实上坐落在茨厂街的受影响单位只有3个单位,方贵伦这时纠正后者,指共有8个单位受影响,包括有83年历史的玉壶轩点心楼。



Friday, 15 July 2011

Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡. Ipoh version of Edelweiss Café !

Edelweiss Café  in Penang reputable to be a cafe that preserve heritage building and  the interior are decorated with antiques like a mini museum that have antique stuff like building, furniture, iron, clock, tiffin, etc for it customer to view, provide "good food and drink in heritage environment". The Cafe also features in a documentary.  Now, in Ipoh, We also have a similar Kopitiam that with heritage theme, despite not yet like a mini museum like Edelweiss Café. But you can have food and drink at much cheaper price comparativelt to Edelweiss Café  . The Kopitiam call Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡, which just opened for business on 30 April 2011.  The entrance to Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡

The Kopitiam operate by Lim Family, which spend approximately RM5million to acquired 12 pre-war buildings in Ipoh for conservation as they are passionate about everything vintage.The family decided to “start small” by restoring the shop next to Oversea Building, formerly occupied by an insurance company, into a kopitiam.
The shop’s name means Drink Coffee in Teochew, the clan which Lim Chai Hock belongs to.

The building had housed the Bank Of Malaya, the first Chinese bank in Ipoh founded in 1920 until it was forced to close in 1930 due to the Great Depression. Later, it was taken over by Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd. “Restoration works and the starting of Lim Ko Pi cost about RM450,000,” said  Lim Chai Hock 52. Perak State EXCO Dato' Dr Mah Hang Soon also visited the Cafe after knowing the family invested such amount to preserve heritage in Ipoh. The family also offer 1st floor of the building as a venue of meeting for those who passionate about vintage, antique and heritage to meet regularly.
Busy time at Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡 ( The Star )

The special feature of this kopitiam is that at the back of the shop, there are 2 separate enclosures which can accommodate 2 kopitiam tables. It is open air and has a garden theme at the back of the shop, with port holes and airwells characteristic of turn-of-the-century shophouses, gracefully set off by potted plants.
Menu

Their bread and homemade Pao ( Buns) is reputable. Oversea Building next to it would be restored and made into a budget hotel.
Partners in business: Chai Hock helping his wife Lee (at the till) to operate Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡 whenever he is on leave. ( The Star )

Below are Excerpt from Nanayang dated 2 Aug 2011:

City council analysing possibility of assessment reduction as an incentive for heritage perservation

市厅研究保育古迹奖励 老建筑物或扣门牌税


(怡保1日讯)维护与保育怡保古迹建筑物历史真貌的业主接获好消息!怡保市政厅正研究通过扣减门牌税率的方式,奖励市民保护古老历史建筑的努力。
市长拿督罗西迪最近接见怡保旧街场啉咖啡东主夫妇林财复及李玉珠时,向他们透露,市政厅有意通过回扣门牌税,表扬怡保市内被鉴定属于古迹以及保护古迹不遗余力的业主。
助旧店翻新成酒店
他说,市政厅也将尽量协助翻新旧店成为经典酒店(Boutique Hotel)的业主,与消防及拯救局研究,是否可以和其他国家乃至国内州属如马六甲和槟城一样,豁免拆除木板楼
面,惟多装置防火配备,让历史真迹向游客讲述历史。
盼设古风情饮食店
罗西迪也希望私人界开设饮食店,尤其是具有古雅南洋风情的复古老店,业主可考虑推销清真美食,不仅迎接国内各族游客,也可招徕及款待来自世界不同宗教背景的客人。
市长是最近获知啉咖啡东主林财复在海外攻读博士学位的女儿林倍斯建议下,一口气购置怡保新、旧街场11间老店屋,一家五口(爸妈和三名女儿)默默付出让百年古迹逐渐还原的
用心后,马上指派三名官员,盛意拳拳到啉咖啡邀请东主家人到市长办事处洽谈,共同研究官民维护古迹的心得。
林家感激本报独家报道 啉咖啡获州内高官垂注
李玉珠向《南洋商报》透露,她和丈夫及小女儿倍慈,趁周一休业,拜会市长时获得市长告知上述佳音。
她非常感激本报独家报道林家创设啉咖啡,使到霹雳州大臣顾问拿督郑可扬、高级行政议员拿督哈密达以及市长拿督罗西迪格外关注,也曾微服前往了解实况。
检讨增加旧街场车位
李玉珠表示,市长了解他们一家人默默耕耘,发挥自己有限的力量来保育怡保市内百年老店后感到欣慰,因此提出建议,市政厅将会研究是否可以通过扣减门牌税,鼓励怡保业主保育
古迹的运动。
她说,市长也听取她要求地方政府检讨增加旧街场路旁停车位,平衡车流及商业利弊的建议,表示市政厅会将收集实况及进行研究。
迎接明年霹州旅游年 老店受促装修门面
市长拿督罗西迪希望各行各业,尤其是业主和商家准备就绪,做好门饰功夫,准备迎接明年引爆的“2012年霹雳州旅游年”。
市长接见林财复夫妇时,向来客说明身为市长的愿望,希望怡保市内的各业商贩及建筑物业主能够配合州政府对外吸睛与吸金的目标。
李玉珠说,市长欣慰林家已开始着手复新啉咖啡右邻的三间旧店,包括怡保开埠后,其中第一间开设的华侨银行(OCBC Bank)以及益和当店。
此外,林家在新街场购置的另外六间旧店,已经完成修葺工程,让怡保过去的历史风貌再次呈现。
他要求林家尽快装修华侨银行,最好在今年杪之前将它改装成为迎接背包游客的廉价酒店,迎接来自世界四面八方的游客,带动怡保经济活动。
要求保留木楼板
提到林家购置微露菲街的三层角头建筑D-Selva,李玉珠表示,林家打算在华侨银行与益和当铺完成装修后,继续把这间老店建设为高档的经典酒店。
她赞扬市长愿意就此类装修,直接向消防及拯救局商讨是否可以豁免拆除楼上木板楼板,以免破坏原迹。
据知,消防及拯救局为确保住户安全,已通过法令强制所有建筑物,包括战前老店,一旦建设酒店之类的公共场所,必须拆除木板楼面,以钢骨水泥取而代之,以防一旦祸患,火焰不
会切断房客逃生之路。
独家报道:冯国芳
Excerpt from nanyang




Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Documentary on heritage,vintage,history, antique, festivals of Penang

Yellow Pictures Sdn Bhd produced a series of cultural documentary on Malaysian Chinese. The documentary has been supported by and air via Astro AEC. The documentary explore heritage , vintage, history, antique , cultural of Malaysian Chinese in Malaysia. DVD Collections are now released.

The DVD documentary series in Mandarin version with English and Malay subtitle. Despite with English and Malay subtitle. It is a bit difficult for non-Chinese educated people to view the series. I hereby share my guide for non-Chinese educated people to watch the series.

In conjunction with anniversary of Penang being declare World heritage site tomorrow (7 July 2011). We start our review on documentary series that cover Penang's ( Pulau Pinang ) heritage, history, vintage, antique and festivals for those who passionate about above and tourist.

<Malaysia My Home>

Episode 9

For those who non- Chinese educated. We encourage you to start with Episode 9 of <Malaysia My Home> (pic above). Especially for those who passionate about heritage,vintage, antique and history. This is because the documentary in such Episode interview a Baba-Nyonya. Baba-Nyonya are descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Malaysian Chinese. Due to the fact that they were mostly English educated, some lost the ability to speak Chinese. Their native speaking or mother tongue are English. Thus, they speck English rather than Chinese. Thus, non-Chinese educated people able to understand what she speak and won't get bore. The Episode also interview  Teresa Capol, an Indian lady who passionate about heritage, vintage and antique collection regardless of race. Thus, a large part of the Episode 9 converse in English. It seem those non-Chinese speaking are more passionate in preserving our Chinese heritage. They are activists behind Penang Heritage Trust.The Penang Heritage Trust is an organisation set up to promote the conservation of Penang's heritage and to foster greater awareness of the history and heritage of Penang. This episode also features Penang Heritage Trust. Teresa Capol also operate Edelweiss Café, Edelweiss Cafe provide "good food and drink in heritage environment". The cafe house a little museum which can be view if owner is not busy. The cafe house a lot of Teresa Capol vintage & antique collection. You able to watch Edelweiss Cafe in the Episode. Teresa Capol also bring us to visit Lorong Kulit  (off Dato Keramat Road)http://youtu.be/VqS75T62dlg in the documentary, a Flea market where you can shop for your vintage & antigue collection at bargain price at Georgetown, Penang. The Episode also features Tan Yeow Wooi 陳耀威, an architect, who passionate and specialise in restroring heritage building, A Sketches artists, and another heritage tour guide at Penang Heritage Trust Lim Sheau Fung.

Episode 10

The second episode we recommended for non-Chinese educated is Episode 10. Episode 10 features Chew Jetty, one of the Clan jetties, is part of Penang heritage trail. The Clan jetties are named after the last name of the residence. The Clan jetties consist of eight jetties, named after their surnames, “Lim”, “Chew” “Tan”, “Lee”, “Yeoh”, “Koay”, “Peng Aun” and Mixed Clans. Clan Jetties, is a very unique lifestyle in Penang, and it has long been a living heritage, especially those built along Weld Quay of Georgetown. Chew Jetty still remains as the largest water village among the rest.Riding on the city’s successful listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site, a Weld Quay clan jetty resident here has initiated a homestay programme for tourists to experience life on the famous waterfront settlement.

Other part of <Malaysia My Home> explores the customs, religious beliefs and education backgrounds of Malaysian Chinese.

Unfortunately, other episode in the DVD not related to Penang ( Pulau Pinang ), We will write a review on other episode later. Now. Let see another DVD in the series related to Penang ( Pulau Pinang ).

<My Roots>

The second DVD series that relatd to Penang is <My Roots>. This is more on Festival in Penang ( Pulau Pinang ). Penang is one of the most colourful places , in terms of its wealth of culture. Due to its racial mix, there is always a festival happening around the corner.  The above DVD <My Roots> features 3 festival in Penang usually around Jan & Feb each years.

Episode 7 Hokkien New Year at Chew Jetty

There is a saying that states you have not truly experienced Chinese New Year until you have celebrated it in Penang. The reason behind this is because Penangites celebrate Hokkien New Year in addition to Chinese New Year. You must be thinking – what? Hokkien New Year? How is this different from Chinese New Year? Basically, Hokkien New Year is celebrated on the 9th day of Chinese New Year. The Hokkien New Year is to celebrate the day when the Hokkiens escaped mistreatment by ruthless army in ancient China by seeking refuge in a sugarcane plantations. The Hokkiens emerged unharmed on the 9th day of Chinese New Year, and it was then considered as new year for the Hokkiens.

The 9th day of Chinese New Year also coincides with the birthday of the Jade Emperor of Heaven (Thni Kong Seh). The Hokkien community in Penang celebrates Thni Kong Seh around midnight on the eighth day, by praying to the Jade Emperor of Heaven (or Thee kong – translated as “king of the heavens”). While most homes would have their own celebration and prayers, the largest celebration was in Chew Jetty.
The Chew Jetty has one of the biggest community Thni Kong Seh celebration in Penang. The celebration was held on the eighth day of the Chinese New Year , and started from around 8pm to midnight. Episode 7 of <My Roots> features how Chew Jetty celebrate Hokkien New Year, a tourist attraction.

Episode 8 Chap Goh Meh & Tua Pek Kong Float Procession In Penang

Chap Goh Meh is the last day of the Chinese New Year in Penang.
Chap Goh Meh is also known as the Lantern festival although it should not be confused with the Moon Festival (Mid Autumn Festival), which is also known as the Lantern Festival. Chap Goh Meh ends the 15 days of the Chinese New Year and in Penang, with its large Chinese population it is always a big celebration. Penang 'Tua Pek Kong' Float Procession during Chinese Valentine Day (Chap Goh Meh) organised by Poh Hock Seah Temple.

Episode 4 : Malaysian Chinese in involvement in celebration of  Thaipussam.

The Penang Thaipusam is notably the biggest Indian Festival in Malaysia. The other popular location is Batu Caves, in Kuala Lumpur. Most tourist I talked to, planned their holidays to Penang to join in this colorful celebration.

You have to witness this grand pilgrimage of Hindus coming from all states of Malaysia during Penang Thaipusam. Not excluding the other races, they can be seen carrying trays with coconut, vibuthis (holy ashes) and flowers to offer to Lord Muruga.


The Penang Thaipusam is notably the biggest Indian Festival in Malaysia. The other popular location is Batu Caves, in Kuala Lumpur. Most tourist planned their holidays to Penang to join in this colorful celebration.

You have to witness this grand pilgrimage of Hindus coming from all states of Malaysia during Penang Thaipusam. Not excluding the other races, they can be seen carrying trays coconut, vibuthis (holy ashes) and flowers to offer to Lord Muruga.

Documentary DVD <My Roots>. features few malaysian Chinese, who celebrate Thaipussam, an indian festival. This is a mix of cultural between Chinese and Indian. One Malaysia already happen. Malaysia, truely asia..

The above two DVD in Mandarin (Chinese) with English & Malay subtitle, available at Popular book store in Malaysia. Overseas buyer can email to us or visit our various web store link available at our Facebook.






Monday, 4 July 2011

Our feedback and proposal for Ipoh Master Plan 2020年怡保发展大蓝图

Our company's CEO has submitted two feedback on Ipoh Draft Local Plan 2020 as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to contribute back to the community. Our first feedback and proposal submitted before the deadline on 23 Aug 2010. After the deadline has been extended for another one month. We have submitted our second feedback and proposal before the final deadline on 22 Sept 2010. Our CEO has attended a Public Hearing on 3 May 2011. Despite mentioned as Public Hearing. Our CEO only allowed to went in alone to face a Panel of Committee headed by State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad.

Below are our feedback at Public Hearing as follow:

Below are our first feedback and proposal submitted before 23 Aug 2010:

1) BP2 Station 18 Pengkalan - Bandar Botani

There is a lot of investor from Perak who invest in Sabah and Vice-Verse, Example of public listed company are MHC (5026) Which invest in Cepat (8982) and TSH (9059) which invest in Ekowood (5091). There are many private company within the states which do the same. However, there is no direct flight between Sabah and Perak. We proposed a direct flight between Ipoh and Sabah so that investor from Manjong District of Perak do not required to go to KLIA to take flight to Sabah and Vice-Verse to make Ipoh airport more lively.

Follow Up : In response to question from The Star on 23 March 2011. Sabah Cheif Minister Datuk Musa Aman has stated that in the very near future, direct flights between Sabah and Perak will happen.

2) BP2 Station 18 Pengkalan - Bandar Botani

We suggest that the proposed LRT system has to be connected to Manjung District, which is the most prosperous district in Perak. This also can move the Navy personal base in Lumut to come to Ipoh to make Ipoh more lively.

Follow Up : Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has requested Transport Minister to carry out a study on the feasibility of having a train service between Ipoh and Lumut on 20 September 2010.  Approximately one month after our proposal. On 27 September 2010 Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said  Ministry has begun a preliminary study on the proposed rail service between Ipoh and Lumut.

3) BP4 Medan Ipoh - Bercham - Tasek - Tanjung Rambutan

Proposed LRT system should have a connection between Bercham - Tasek and Ipoh KTMB Railway station to bring in University student of University Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kampar to shopping hub in Ipoh. There is already a Electric Train Services currently betwen Ipoh and KL which pass by Kampar. Student of University Tunku Abdul Rahman from Kampar able to take the Electric Train Services to Ipoh but the public transport between Ipoh raiway station and major shopping hub in Ipoh are not that convenient

4) BP6 Meru - Jelapang - Silibin - Menglembu

Ipoh contribute about 60% of shoe export and production in Malaysia. However, There is no Fashion & Shoe industrial Cluster under Ipoh Master Plan 2020. We proposed Falim and Menglembu become Fashion & Shoe industrial cluster, rather than Falim amd Menglembu become Engineering & Welding industrial Cluster under Ipoh Master Plan 2020. We feel that Pengkalan Industrial area are more suitable for Engineering and Welding Cluster as, metal, steel, iron foundry and machinery industry at Pengkalan Industrial area are competitive and able to export to other country like Indonesia.

Follow Up : On 10 Feb 2011, The city council has offered a 10.5ha plot land in the Pengkalan Industrial Area here for the Ipoh Shoe City Project.

Below are our second feedback and proposal submitted before 22 Sept 2010 as follow:

5) BP2 Station 18 - Pengkalan - Bandar Botani

 Ipoh Master Plan 2020 proposed that Pengkalan Industrial area become Food industry Cluster. We feel that the whole Ipoh or even whole Perak state are Food industrial Cluster as we have soy sauce, edible oil, Ipoh white coffee and various other food manufacturer in Ipoh and Perak. Thus, we feel that Food industrial Cluster not necessary in Ipoh.

6) BP2 Station 18 - Pengkalan - Bandar Botani
We suggest Pengkalan Industrial Area become wholesaler and warehousing cluster. Pengkalan Industrial Area do not lack of wholeseller like Mau Dan and Xin Loong. The cluster can go as far as Simpang Pulai. Two MNC, both Tesco and GCH (Giant) have invested more than RM60million each in Simpang Pulai to set up Distribution Centre for Fresh Food due to it close proximity of it with Cameron Highland. Government Agency State Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) also set up National Food Terminal (Teman) in Simpang Pulai. Thus, we proposed Pengkalan Industrial Area together with Simpang Pulai to become Wholesaler and Warehousing Cluster. Together with Fashion & Shoe Industrial Cluster, which will included Shoe wholesaler. This will form a very strong industrial cluster in Ipoh.

Follow Up : FDI, Investor from China...Wenzhou  温州 also choose a place near Pengkalan Industrial area to set up a Trade Centre as at April 2011. Thus, Foreign Direct Investor also feel the potential of that area.

http://youtu.be/sm-TIoBPw_U

7) BP6 Meru - Jelapang - Silibin - Menglembu

We feel that Kedah Paddy Museum are very successful in attracting tourist to Kedah. We feel we should have one similar Museum in Ipoh or Perak to attract tourist. We proposed a Tin Mining Museum to be set up. And location should be at Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge. Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is about to sink within 2 months and required RM360,000 to restore it and prevent it from sinking further.

 Documentary DVD series: "Malaysia, My Home 2". Explore live of Malaysian Chinese. Episode 10 featuring Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge, the person in charge and Perak Heritage Society. The DVDs are in Mandarin with English and Malay subtitled. This DVD available in major Popular bookstores in Malaysia

Outcome : State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad has rejected the above proposal immediately claiming that Tanjung Tualang was outside jurisdiction of Ipoh City Council

Follow Up : Senior State Executive Councilor of Perak Datuk Hamidah Osman announced that Perak state government has allocated RM3.5million to restore Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge few weeks after public hearing Nanyang Siang Pao feature Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge at it travel column .

8) BP6 Meru -Jelapang - Silibin - Menglembu

We proposed an Innovation University to be set up near Fashion & shoe industrial cluster and Ceramic industrial Cluster to transform Ipoh from Industrial economy to become knowledge economy or innovative economy.

Outcome : State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad also rejected this proposal immediately due to it high cost.

9) BP2 Station 18 - Pengkalan -Bandar Botani

We proposed Pengkalan Industrial Area together with Simpang Pulai to become second Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) hub in Ipoh, Perak, rather than Greentown announced earlier. This will encourage Tesco and GCH ( Giant), which has invested RM60million each to set up Distribution Centre in Simpang Pulai. To make this area become Shares Services Centre (SSC) for retail industry. And to become R&D centre for Retail industry developing Supply chain Management (SCM) system, Point of Sales (POS) system and Warehouse Management System (WMS). Ecommence industry company like us also able to get supply from wholesaler here.

Outcome : State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad also rejected the above proposal immediately claiming that I have conflict of interest to locate my own company in that area to apply for MSC status. As I am surprise they will reject the proposal. I become speechless. However,after the public hearing, I feel that both Tesco & GCH (Giant) have invested more than RM60 million each in that area but we did nothing to capitalize on their investment. Foreign Investor from China, Wenzhou also invest in that area.

http://youtu.be/sm-TIoBPw_U


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