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Tamparuli Sabah - A place to visit

Tamparuli Sabah was known as an old town rich with cultural value and fascinating places. The town located in the middle of Tuaran District, 36KM from the main city of Kota Kinabalu, easy to be found and a lot of surprises waiting for the visitors. The visitor will be fascinated with The Extreme Para Gliding Sport, The legendary of “Bukit Perahu”, Hatob-hatob Waterfall, Hanging Bridge and The Old Suspension Bridge Made by the British in the early 50s, The one and only "The Upside House Of Borneo" and Chantek Borneo Gallery if you visit Tamparuli Sabah. ( Please read more inside this website). For local tourist who likes to travel outside Malaysia, you can e-mail to D7tours and Travel Co through For International tourist who wish to visit Sabah The Land Below The Wind, you can e-mail or call to our correspondent travel agency:

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Malaysia Day

The Formation Of Malaysia

Malaysia Day is held on September 16 every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia. The formation of the new federation was planned to occur on June 1, 1963, but was later postponed to August 31, 1963, in order to coincide with the sixth Hari Merdeka. Several issues related to the Indonesian and the Filipino objection to the formation of Malaysia delayed the declaration to September 16 of the same year. The postponement was also done to allow the United Nations team time to conduct referendums in North Borneo (now Sabah) and Sarawak regarding the two states participation in a new federation.

The formation of Malaysia was made possible through the introduction of the Malaysia Bill to the Malayan Parliament on July 9, 1963, and consent from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on August 29, 1963.

Prior to the formation of Malaysia, Singapore and North Borneo unilaterally declared independence from the United Kingdom on August 31, 1963, thus coinciding with the sixth anniversary of the Malayan independence. Beginning year 2010, September 16 is a federal public holiday.It coincides with the birthday of the Yang di-Pertua of Sabah.

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Sources: Malaysian Archive and Wikipedia
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Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri And Merdeka Day

Raya and Merdeka Day

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Happy Merdeka Day to all Tamparulian, Sabahan, Borneo and Malaysian. Hopefully our country will remain Peace, Safe, Strong and a Haven for us. God Bless Malaysia.

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Death March

Forgotten British Death March Honored. 

Britain finally got their "Act of Remembrance" together in honour of the 641 British Prisoners of War who died in connection with the 1945 Sandakan-Ranau Death March.

The occasion saw a Royal Artillery Memorial Unveiling and Dedication attended by top brass from the British Army and a crowd of special persons.

The memorial dedication marked the climax of the first such British effort by 14 members of the Royal Artillery that completed a 12-day trek over the entire 250km Death March traail between Aug. 15-25 led by Tham Yau Kong and his boys.

"This is a simple yet very important ceremony to remember all those who sacrificed their lives for a Sabah that we now cherish," said Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Minister of Resource Development and Information Technology, Datuk Yee Moh Chai.

Yee said from the Sabah perspective, it was "fitting" to pay tribute to the 641 British and 1,787 Australian prisoners of war who lost their lives here in the State.

Anglican Archdeacon, Moses Chin, officiated at the ceremony in the English Garden of the Kundasang War Memorial, in perfect weather.

Also present was Datuk Ellron Angin, Assistant Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Permanent Seretary, Michael Imban, as well as the Assemblyman for Kundasang, Joichim Gunsalam.

Australian historian Lynette Silver, known for her extensive research writings on the Death March, was also present. Brigadier DRK Francis of British Embassy Beijing, represented the Director Royal Artillery.

The highest ranking British Military Officer present, Major General CC Wilson, the Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery, said he experienced a "very moving ceremony."

"It is a tribute to all these people that we have forgotten for so long and at long last, we are able to remember them."

"Sixty six years is too long because we hadn't really understood what the ordeal was in the past until Major Tulloch (John) did all this research that it came to our attention, that the Royal Artillery suffered very badly (over 400 of the 641 dead came from the Royal Artillery Regiment)," Major General Wilson said.

"The Death March is a terrible thing to have happened," he added.

"I think what people are most concerned about is not the fact that people are PoWs because that happens in war. It's the way in which PoWs are treated which is not acceptable.

"Every war has prisoners but they have to be treated in a humane manner and that didn't happen in this case," Major General Wilson noted..

" I think that's the piece that we really want to remember," added Wilson who described the 14 British Royal Artillery trekkers as remarkable.

"I met them on the last day when they walked into the Last Camp and they looked still fit and well as if it was the first day."

British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Simon Featherstone, cited "a very moving morning because this is a period of history which is very sad."

"But I think it is very important that we don't forget the people who suffered so terribly during the war and remember it as a spur to work for peace in our own time," Featherstone said.

On why it has taken Britain so long, Featherstone said: "I think it's never too late to remember people who have given everything for the cause of freedom," he said, commending the efforts of a "few determined individuals" who made it happen.

On possibilities to raise British awareness, Featherstone said he's "sure" the publicity surrounding the event will "increase the visibility of what happened."

"The ultimate sacrifice of the British soldiers mostly of the Royal Artillery, has to be recognised and appreciated, " said Tengku Datuk Dr. Zainal Adlin, Chairman of Sabah Tourism Board, who said credit must go to Major Tulloch who realised not much was known about the ultimate sacrifice by his own Regiment and is out to make it known.

Meanwhile, Major Tulloch said he was "absolutely and emotionally delighted" by the turnout and the conducive weather.

Tulloch's wife, Victoria, said she was "glad to see it was finally so successful" an event that had taken very long to organise and put together.

'I am very proud of my husband," Victoria said.

Story Arrangement By: Harry George
Sources: Daily Express
Picture: Sabah Tourism.

The Creator Of "Jalur Gemilang" Mohamed Hamzah

Malaysia Stripe Of Pride: Mohamed Hamzah

The Late Mohamed Hamzah, the creator of the Malaysian flag is now known as the Jalur Gemilang. In 1947 the Malaysian flag was invented and for the first time on August 31st, 1957 it was raised for Malaysia independence day.

It will took 47 years before his contribution to the country was being appreciated. After 47 years, the heirs of the late Mohamed Hamzah finally have the opportunity to get the services and contributions for the late Mohamed Hamzah with various levels of appreciation throughout the country. Mohamed is the second of 10 siblings. As my youngest son close to him. Late also take responsibility for bringing up all his sister after his mother and father died. Late is a creative and very interested in painting. He was so diligent and willing to spend many hours producing his work. 

History began in 1947 when the ruler at that time make contest for designing a flag for Federation of Malaya. Late Mohamed Hamza did not want to miss the opportunity to show his talent in art. He was then 29 years tirelessly creative ideas and best features for the competition. At that time, I do not understand the attitude of brother who likes to spend time at the office for hours just to draw the flag of interest. Late to finish school in Bahasa College (now Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar) spent more than two weeks to produce a sketch of the two flags to be sent to Kuala Lumpur. 

A sketch of the flag symbolizes the invention using water color pictures Kris and sheath surrounded by 15 stars (in white) and has a green background. The second sketch of the flag symbolize the five-pointed star and crescent in yellow and blue background, with 14 red and white strips. At that time, 13 years old, remembers when the late grin moment when the two drawings were created late flag is displayed in a local newspaper. In fact, the images shown will also allow people to choose the flag before declared as the official flag of the country. According to the sectional form of a posted selection of local residents, eventually the flag that the proposed four-color flag was proclaimed the Federation of Malaya. However, after the announcement was made, the late host the late Datuk Onn Jaafar personally to do some modifications to the flag. 

Datuk Onn, who visited our home in Jalan Ungku Puan (Johor Bahru) proposes to modify the form of brother to the 11 edges of the star represents the state in the Federation of Malaya and the three states of the straits of Singapore, Penang and Malacca. Although unable to attend to Kuala Lumpur on Merdeka Day, but late to work as a Public Works Department (JKR) in Johor was happy with his contribution to the country. Late has been married four times and the last with Robani David. They were blessed with a son of Mary, and four adopted children of Khadijah, Azizah Mohd Ali and Mohd Seth. He breathed his last on February 19, 1993 ie 14 days before the completion of 75 years old at the family house in Jalan Stulang Baru, Kampung Malays Majidee. Although he is gone, but we hope the people across the country fondly remembered him who creates and make all of us proud for the flag.

Malay Language:

Allahyarham Mohamed Hamzah, pencipta bendera Malaysia yang kini dikenali sebagai Jalur Gemilang. Bendera Malaysia dicipta pada 1947.Buat pertama kalinya Bendera Malaysia di naikkan  pada 31 Ogos 1957.

Bagaimanapun, selepas 47 tahun, akhirnya waris Allahyarham Mohamed Hamzah berpeluang untuk berkongsi jasa dan sumbangan Allahyarham bersama pelbagai lapisan masyarakat seluruh negara. Mohamed adalah anak kedua daripada 10 beradik. Sebagai anak bongsu saya rapat dengannya. Allahyarham turut mengambil tanggungjawab membesarkan semua adiknya selepas ibu dan ayah meninggal dunia. ALlahyarham merupakan seorang yang kreatif dan amat meminati lukisan. Dia begitu tekun dan sanggup menghabiskan masa berjam-jam menghasilkan karyanya. 

Sejarah Jalur Gemilang bermula pada 1947 apabila pemerintah pada masa itu mengadakan pertandingan mereka cipta bendera Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Allahyarham Mohamed Hamzah tidak mahu melepaskan peluang keemasan itu untuk menonjolkan bakatnya dalam bidang seni lukisan. Beliau yang ketika itu berusia 29 tahun bertungkus-lumus menampilkan idea kreatif dan terbaik untuk menyertai pertandingan itu. Pada masa itu, saya tidak faham dengan sikap abang yang gemar menghabiskan masanya berjam-jam di pejabat semata-mata untuk melakarkan bendera yang menarik. Allahyarham yang menamatkan persekolahan di English College (kini Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar) menghabiskan masa lebih dua minggu untuk menghasilkan lakaran dua bendera untuk dihantar ke Kuala Lumpur. Satu lakaran bendera ciptaannya menggunakan warna air melambangkan gambar keris dan sarung keris yang dikelilingi 15 bintang (berwarna putih) serta mempunyai latar belakang berwarna hijau. 

Lakaran bendera kedua pula melambangkan bintang berbucu lima dan bulan sabit berwarna kuning serta berlatar belakang biru, mempunyai 14 jalur berwarna merah dan putih. Ketika itu berusia 13 tahun masih ingat detik apabila Allahyarham tersenyum lebar ketika kedua-dua lakaran bendera yang dicipta Allahyarham dipaparkan dalam akhbar tempatan. Malah, gambar yang dipaparkan itu juga membolehkan orang ramai membuat pilihan bendera sebelum diisytiharkan sebagai bendera rasmi negara. Mengikut keratan borang pemilihan yang dipos penduduk tempatan, akhirnya bendera yang mengandungi empat warna yang dicadangkan itu diisytiharkan sebagai bendera Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Bagaimanapun, selepas pengumuman itu dibuat, Allahyarham menerima kunjungan peribadi Allahyarham Datuk Onn Jaafar bagi melakukan beberapa pengubahsuaian terhadap bendera itu. Datuk Onn yang berkunjung ke kediaman kami di Jalan Ungku Puan (Johor Bahru) mencadangkan abang supaya mengubah suai bentuk bintang kepada 11 bucu bagi melambangkan negeri dalam Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dan tiga negeri selat iaitu Singapura, Pulau Pinang dan Melaka. 

Walaupun tidak dapat hadir ke Kuala Lumpur pada Hari Merdeka, namun Allahyarham yang bekerja sebagai kakitangan Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) di Johor cukup gembira dengan sumbangan beliau kepada negara. Allahyarham sudah empat kali mendirikan rumah tangga dan terakhir bersama Robani Daud. Mereka dikurniakan seorang anak iaitu Mariam manakala empat anak angkat iaitu Khadijah, Azizah, Mohd Ali dan Mohd Seth. Beliau menghembuskan nafas terakhir pada 19 Februari 1993 iaitu 14 hari lagi sebelum genap usianya 75 tahun di rumah keluarganya di Jalan Stulang Baru, Kampung Melayu Majidee. Walaupun beliau tiada lagi, namun kami berharap rakyat seluruh negara mengenang jasa Allahyarham yang mencipta Jalur Gemilang kebanggaan kita semua.

Story Arrangement By: Harry George
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Sources From: A friend from Kampung Melayu Majidee, Johor Bahru.

Tangangazan SLDB kikahansanan aanu popoinsavat


SLDB Dividend
Musa suminasi kopotunuzan cek pambalazan dividen SLDB kiginumu RM10 lizong
di Ponikoon dino Sapawi kuminaa Monunuat Pointatap Komontilian Kousinan
 Datuk Pengiran Hassanel Pengiran Tahir hinansan kopolintaan pogun.

Vozoon Montili Sabah Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman humansan mooi do tangangazan Kotinanan Kobuuon Tana Pogun Sabah (SLDB) aanu popoinsavat.

Asantaban ginavo disido miampai nangangazan SLDB miampai humansan mooi SLDB abaa id suang monoodo kopopuvan.“Nangangazan di kivaa okon nopo mositi potindoozon id sambahik dino kiguno montok tuutulus poinsavaton,” ka disido.

Minoboos isido dino ontok lamai kopotunuzan cek kapambalazan dividen SLDB kiginumu RM10 lizong kumaa Kopolintaan Pogun id Upis Vozoon Montili Wisma Innoprise id doiti dikoniab.

Dividen dino pinataak di Ponikoon SLDB Datuk Sapawi Ahmad kuminaa Monunuat Pointatap Komontilian Kousinan Datuk Pengiran Hassanel Pengiran Tahir i hinansan kopolintaan pogun.

Nokotindapou nogi id lamai dino kaampai no Ponikoon Tagazo SLDB Jhuvvari Majid, Puu Kotinanan Potunud SLDB Datuk Kamil Datuk Mohd Kassim, Datuk Rosdianah Md. NorVincent Shia om Basra Rahman miampai Monunuat Kotinanan SLDB Jilis Ismail.

Story arrangement by: Harry George
Sources: Sabah Times (Kadazandusun Langguage)
Picture: Sabah Times

A Student Was Beaten Without Reason

Do Not Punish Without Any Reason.

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A Form Two student of SMK Arshad here claimed to have been beaten by his teacher for no reason on Thursday (Aug. 25).

Mohd Shafiq Johari, accompanied by his parents, came to the Kota Belud SAPP office to demand justice against the teacher.

His father also lodged a police report and obtained a medical report regarding the incident.

"My son was beaten by the teacher for no apparent reason.

This has caused him to be worried and depressed as well as afraid of going to school," he said, adding that his request for a meeting with the school principal for an explanation was ignored.

"The principal didn't take any action. In fact, the alleged teacher through the discipline teacher offered to give me RM200 to forget the incident," he claimed.

"I refused to accept the money but my son brought back the money after he was instructed to bring it home," he further claimed.

Shafiqs' parents are very disappointed with the school and decided to come to the SAPP office to seek advice and assistance in the matter.

They said they wanted this matter to be exposed because they don't want the same thing to happen to other children.

Among those present were Kadamaian Chairperson, Agnes Liewpin, Information Chief Jack Giau, Deputy Chairman Tubil Gandong and Usukan Division Secretary Yong Kai Wah.

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Tamparuli Idol 2011

20 Participants compete for Tamparuli Idol 2011

190811-idol5-121st round, Tamparuli Idol 2011 held at Sound Waves Music Café in Tamparuli town last weekend. Tamparuli Idol 2011 competition present 27 singer come up with their very own performances. However, of all those, only 20 competitior selected to proceed to the quarter-final competition on Aug 20.

Hafifi Hafidz Horace, Rian, Salvystion @ Anderson Satur, Herrly Nuing, Eva Lovelyne Untop, Dennis Jarry, Francis Hendry, Ednestha Francis, Rubyzane Romedius Taipoi, Enelia Francis, Eugenya Mok, Marlyina Linsin Liss, Suili George, Hexsoon page, Evra Malubin, Misshuenny Udah, Sherryl Josh, Phillip Paulin, Aznor, Jaccius Donnius continued the competition for early stage of Tamparuli Idol 2011, while seven others less fortunate, where knocked out that night. 

Tamparuli Idol 2011 final will be on 31st August 2011 whereby eight contestant will be competating each other to become the No 1 that will be crowned as Tamparuli Idol 2011.

The winner will get RM600 cash prize along with a trophy and the main objective is to expose, to give experience to the participants about the reality TV and build confidence of the participants to perform in front of audience. 

local artists from Sabah judges the contest, the participants also can share with them how to improve techniques of singing, how to communicate well and effectively," said Joe Joachim Gaban the organizing chairman. 

Joachim also is the owner of Sound Waves Bamboo choose to invite well-known local artists as judges for the night. 

Among them are Ateng famous song 'Norubat Piginawaan' as the head judge is assisted by the LP Raphiel Pinus (famous for the song Tompukirik-kirik and Sayang Itu Masa), S. Welly (Gadis Kudat), Benn. Simon Bukag (Binsorou Mamatos Kolungguyan) and Janrywine J. recently release his first single "Macam Di KK". 

Another jury is  James Inson, teacher and a famous violin player from Papier Mache Local Band From Tamparuli Sabah. 

Female artist from Kota Belud Caroline Joseph make his debut performances through her popular song 'Ginawoku Kagasanku' in front of more than 200 peoples that night.

Story Arrangement By: Harry George
Sources: Sabah Times
Picture: Sabah Times 

Tamparuli - Musical Group and Bands.

Musical Group from Tamparuli Town.

Papier Mache is a band with seven members, including a violinist. They create their own songs in three languages: English, Bahasa Malaysia and Kadazan. They have known each other for more than 10 years ago. They come from Tamparuli, a town in Sabah. Papier Mache is a seven-piece rock band, complete with violinist. They write their own songs, in three languages: Bahasa Indonesia, news and Kadazan. Being childhood friends and in some ways related, the band has been around for the best part of 10 years. They are based in Tamparuli, a small town in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. This group of musical band have their own recording and music education house situated at Tuaran Town beside the Jabatan Pendaftaran Malaysia Tuaran branch.

Members From Papier Machee Musical Group.
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Cyril "moo" Johnny: vocals 
Gilbert "Ebert" Lajim: vocals, WISMA, Keyboards 
Ezbon "Golib" Godomon: bass 
Lawrence "Kimut" Sani: Keyboards 
Ferdinand "Nond" Seniong: WISMA 
Aldrianus "Ben" Francis: drums 
James "Inson" Juanis: violin

A Strory to be shared.
The Violin Players is a Teacher at SK Topokon, Singer also a teacher at SMK Sri Nangka, Tuaran, Drummer have his own business, Lead Guitar - you can see him at Sweet Corner every night because he work as Full time DJ, The location of Sweet Corner will remained untold for the privilege of this Group Member. Usually I also hang there with the gangs. While the Bass player is working at Paiper Machee Education House at Tuaran together with Keyboard player. The most famous one Ebert the Rhythm player work in Kota Kinabalu. All of these guys already known each other for than 10 years and I also grow up with these guy. This Musical Group is well known by the local living in Tuaran, Kota kinabalu, Penampang and Malaysia Peninsular.

Story Arrangement by: Harry George
Sources: Papier Mache
Picture By: Papier Mache Facebook

QPR ( Queen Park Rangers FC ) New Owner

Tan Sri Tony Fernandez Buy QPR Football Club EPL

The new owner of the English Football Club, QPR-Queen Park Rangers is a well-known business tycoon from Malaysia Tan Sri Tony Fernandez who apprently the owner of Airasia Air Transport Company. Wow it is a good news for the Malaysian EPL fan. Sure we will be reading about this good news inside 36(Three Sixty Airasia Magazine) soon.  A big opportunity for him and hope he can recommend some of the Malaysian Footballer like Shafie Salleh to play there. Is a win win situation, He can boost up the image of Malaysian Football, promote his Airasia Air Transportation as well as promoting the Malaysian Tourism Industry. It would be nice if our footballer wear an EPL Jersey just like Matlan Marjan did many years ago. Well it is time for the Malaysian footballer to play in superb football league if given a chance him. Good luck for him and hopefully QPR will be promoted to English Premier League.

Continue reading....The Malaysian airline entrepreneur Tony Fernandes is the new majority owner of Queens Park Rangers having bought the whole of Bernie Ecclestone's 66% stake in the club for around £35m. The price is understood to equal the total which Ecclestone and his fellow investor Flavio Briatore have paid into QPR, in shares and loans, since they took over the club in 2007, and not amount to a huge profit for the Formula One boss.

"I've always wanted to be involved in football and the appeal of a London Club like QPR, was too good an opportunity to turn down," Fernandes said. "QPR is a raw diamond and hopefully I can contribute into turning it into a diamond. I want the fans to be proud of what we're doing and be involved as much as we can."

Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian steel magnate, is understood to be retaining his 33% stake, although there had been discussions about increasing the Mittal stake by 10%. Mittal's son-in-law, Amit Bhatia, who won respect from Rangers fans as chairman last year before stepping down after season ticket prices were increased and his own takeover offer was rebuffed, is expected to rejoin the board and work closely with Fernandes.

Fernandes is expected to pledge around £10m further to invest in the club, including for new players the manager, Neil Warnock, wants to sign in this transfer window to give Rangers a more solid prospect of surviving in the Premier League. Scott Parker, the West Ham and England midfielder, is likely to be one of Warnock's targets. He does not, however, intend to bankroll the club with his own millions every year, but instead believes that on the Premier League's vast TV income, it can grow within its means if run sensibly and with a strong youth policy.

He will also not hide the intention to promote his own companies, the low-cost airline AirAsia, or Malaysian Airlines, in which he and his partner recently bought a 20% stake, with marketing initiatives, probably including sponsoring the Rangers shirt. Team Lotus, the Formula One team of which Fernandes is the owner and team principal, is sponsored by AirAsia, which also sponsored last year's British Grand Prix, and he has concluded that sport is a very profitable marketing vehicle for his businesses.

Fernandes's 66% acquisition of QPR comes only two months after his second offer to buy West Ham, the club he supports, was rebuffed by the Hammers' co-owner, David Sullivan, who described it as "derisory." Fernandes, then was approached to buy QPR by Ecclestone, who has never seemed fully engaged or happy owning the club. He and Briatore became bitterly unpopular with many fans after announcing steepling ticket price rises as soon as Rangers won promotion in May, and they looked for a sale and an exit route.

Fans who have become sceptical about the businessmen arriving as saviours to buy their club are expected to be reassured that Fernandes is paying cash, not borrowing to take over, and he is understood to want the existing loans in the club, including from the Mittal family, to be converted into shares.

Born in Kuala Lumpur and educated in England, at the Epsom College boarding school then the London School of Economics, Fernandes qualified as an accountant and worked in the music industry for 14 years before doing the deal which has made his real fortune – buying the then debt-laden AirAsia, with three partners, for a token one Malaysian ringgit (20p) in 2001.

He said he mortgaged his home and had only £250,000 initially to invest in AirAsia, which was then reshaped into a low cost airline flying 18 million passengers to 65 cities in Asia and around the world, turning over £790m and making a pre-tax profit of £200m, according to its most recent annual report. The company Fernandes and his partners formed to buy the airline, Tune Air, still owns 26% of AirAsia, and sources close to him say he has sold shares in AirAsia to release the cash to buy into Rangers. Two of his partners in Malaysia are understood to be investing in QPR alongside him.

Rangers began the season on Saturday with a 4-0 home defeat to Bolton, playing in a shirt without a sponsor, which club sources suggested then was because it was being left ready for AirAsia's name. QPR fans can expect a smiling, clubby style of ownership from a businessman who appears to relish all his activities, and believes in modern communication, including via his energetic Twitter account. There are suggestions that he wants to meet and talk to fans, then actually reduce the ticket prices back to a more reasonable increase on what they were in the Championship last season.

If he makes good on his promises of investment without debt, and is open with and approachable to supporters, he should win friends among fans who grew miserable over the summer. It is, though, fiendishly difficult to give a small club a fighting chance in the Premier League without overspending, and once the deal is concluded, the hard work will begin.

Story Arrangement By: Harry George

Blog 1 Malaysia

One Malaysia Blog

The personal website of Dato'Sri Najib Razak

Salam 1Malaysia,

I am pleased to see an encouraging increase of participation in my online engagement platforms. Seeing such positive feedback, my team and I have been busy working on developing the platforms further by adding more useful and exciting features to bring the level of our interactions higher.

One of the new features is that participants to the 1Malaysia Roundtable will be able to register via their Facebook accounts. I will announce more details about this and other new features soon, so do continue to visit 1Malaysia and my social sites to stay updated.
Najib Razak

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Min RM500 given to Government Servants

Hari Raya Bonus for State civil servants. Private?

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman has announced the annual incentive and performance special payment of a half-month or minimum RM500 to 19,191 State public service personnel this year.

Emulating the Federal Government, the move would cost the State Government about RM16.2 million. The payment would be made before Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Musa, who is also State Finance Minister, said the special payment was in appreciation of the contribution and dedication of the State civil service members in making the development programmes and agendas for the people a success.

It is also to assist lessen some of their burden in facing increasing cost of living, he said in a statement, Saturday.

Meanwhile, he said the month of Ramadhan is a time for Muslims to engage in more spiritual activities and strengthen unity among fellow Muslims.

He said Ramadhan was the right time for Muslims to close ranks, come together and contribute to society by assisting those who are not so fortunate like orphans, the elderly and single mothers.

"We understand that during festivities like Hari Raya Aidilfitri, living expenses go up. People need to prepare for the food, new clothes and related items," said Musa, when handing out asistance to some 400 eligible recipients at Kg Sungai Padas.

Musa said the BN government in general, and Umno in particular, was sensitive to the plight of the people and would whenever possible assist the people especially the less fortunate.

He also said that in terms of development, the BN government did not only develop infrastructure such as roads, ellectricity and water supply, but also made efforts to build spiritual and recreational facilities such as mosques and multipurpose halls respectively.

"We adopt such an approach to encourage the people especially our youths to engage in healthy activities and not be drawn into negative elements su h as drugs and crime," he said.

He also advised parents to monitor the activities of their children and ensure that their studies were not neglected, adding that making such an effort was crucial to the future of the young generation in this country.

"Education is the key and this message must be driven home especially to rural folks.

You can't take education for granted," he said.

He said the BN government was well aware of this and hence decided to develop the Education Hub in Sandakan as means to provide accessible and affordable higher education to our local youths.

He said once completed and operational, parents should take advantage of the facilities and various institutions and encouraged their children to pursue tertiary education at the Hub.

Earlier, Musa also handed out assistance to some 200 recipients comprising mostly orphans at Kg Sungai Daling. Among those present were Beluran MP, Datuk Jusli Ajirol, Gum-Gum, Sekong and Bugaya assemblymen, Datuk Zakaria Idris, Datuk Samsudin Yahya and Datuk Ramli Maharaban and Senate Deputy Speaker Datuk Armani Mahiruddin.

Sources: Daily  Express
Picture: Google Image

Estranged - Borneo Music video

Estranged Borneo Music video

Estranged the most popular band from Malaysia. The lead singer is "Rich" a Sabahan from Penampang. Presenting their latest song title of Borneo. You can watch it through Youtube title of  Estranged "Borneo" Music video" Married to a beautiful woman also from Penampang, Velvet Aduk. Both of them was former AF reality shows. Good looking and have tremendous voice. Congratulations to Estranged for creating such a wonderful song for Borneo. It is a good way to promote Sabah by presenting a nice places in Sabah. My observation through Estranged"Borneo" Music video, Desa Cattle (Ranau) and Tip Of Borneo (Kudat) was the location used by this group. "Go Estranged Go"

Story Arrangement By: Harry George
Picture: Google Images

English For Malaysia Student

Muhyiddin launches standards for English language teaching

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Thursday launched an initiative of the Education Ministry to improve the quality of English Language teaching.

The Pedagogy Standards for English Language Teaching he launched was developed by the English Language Teaching Centre of the ministry.

"I am proud that the English Language Teaching Centre has developed the standards and instruments to raise the quality of English Language teaching," he said at the launch.

Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, said teachers should take the initiative to develop their professionalism.

Muhyiddin said the standards would enable the teachers to evaluate their level of competency and strive for higher standards for more positive outcome in the classroom.

He said it was hoped that the pedagogy standards would be fully applied to enable the teachers to identify their professional training needs and guide them towards greater professionalism. - Bernama

Amber Chia

“If you believe you can achieve, you will; if you don’t believe you can, you won’t”
- Amber Chia


My life has been like a whirlwind ride ever since I returned from New York in early 2009. Since then, I’ve started my own business, gotten married, delivered a baby boy, and graduated 60 students from my modeling & makeup academy. This has been a truly exciting journey for me, and there’s been one constant throughout, YOUR support!


Amber Chia born December 14, 1981 is a Malaysian model. She was born in Ipoh, Malaysia, but grew up in the city of Tawau, in Sabah, East Malaysia. She began her modeling career at seventeen in Kuala Lumpur. Chia gained exposure after being a finalist in the 2004 Guess Watches Timeless Beauty Contest, which was a model search for Guess Watch's brand ambassador.

Chia was subsequently voted Model of the Year by the Malaysian International Fashion Awards in 2004 and 2005. Her most defining features is her pouty lips.

Chia has appeared in her local Sony, L'Oréal, and Mitsubishi advertisements. Chia was controversial for appearing in the Indonesian version of Playboy Magazine. The photographs were non-nude.

Chia has tried to venture into acting in Chinese movies and series such as The 3rd Generation, Possessed, and Trio & a Bed. Chia was gradually appearing in TV host shows and sitcoms (Taiwan and China).
Amber Chia is currently managed by Looque Models of Singapore.

Amber Chia married her manager in March 2010 and later revealed she was pregnant at the time of her wedding. She was married in Bali at the Diwangkara Holiday Villa Resort.

She also just recently opened her own Amber Chia academy to train models.
On September 27, 2010, she gave birth to a baby boy in a private hospital in Petaling Jaya.


Joan Jim Lajim The Jazz Singer from Tamparuli Sabah.

Another jewel from Tamparuli Sabah, Ms Joan Jim Lajim a raising star from Kg Kionsom Baru Tamparuli Sabah. Her brother Gilbert Jim Lajim was a very nice friend of mine. Famous with his Song " Glowing In The Dark"  with Papier Mache local band from Tamparuli Sabah. Joan Lajim is a graduate from ASK - Akademi Seni Kebangsaan Malaysia. Have a nice voice just like the Queen of Jazz, Sheila Majid. First debut with The Jesseltone about a year ago singing her very best single title of " Hingga Esok Tiba". Below is a little bit information about Joan and The Jeseltone which I copy from her blog. I cannot reveal more because I need permission from her, anyway do enjoy the clip and Go Joan Go...

I am so proud to introduce you a band group “ Joan & the Jeseltone“ . The special thing about this group is the singer, Joan Jim Lajim, from Tamparuli and was my ex-classmate from Form 1 until Form 5. Ever since I knew her, she really has a very very nice voice. 

By the way,  Joan & the Jeseltone formed about a year ago with a straight forward mission – playing Jazz music. The significant of Jazz here does not only referring to the Duke Ellington’s swing or Jobim’s bossanova but included the fuse music that ever made by the Fourplay, George Benson or even Corinne Bailey Rae.

Joan & the Jeseltone will bring you in appreciation of the traditional jazz music with the combination of R&B, pop and funk. This traditional jazz sound will be modernized with their own approaches and by subtlety playing without hesitating too much about the right and wrong in music theories.  Joan & the Jeseltone is about six people combine in making a song happen instead of one song plays by six people. What they try to present in this band is not whose music they’re playing but how they deliver the music to everyone. Considering the sound from the 50’s New Orleans to the Millenium’s R&B, they will try to make the best out of it in presenting the today’s sound of Jazz. 

Song/Lyrics/Vox/BV/Nylon guitar : Joan
Sax : iM
Keys : Chong Yew T.
E.Guitar : Indra Zaaba
U/Bass : Amir Ridzwan
Drums : Bob “Skunjas”

Story Arrangement By: Harry George
Picture: Joan Jim Lajim

St John Tuaran Parish Charity Concert 2011

Konsert Amal Belia 

There will be a concert held at Dewan Tun Hamdan Tamparuli tomorrow. The concert is organise by St John Tuaran Parish Youth for collecting donation for World Youth Day held at Real Madrid Spain this year. The main organizer for this charity concert is St John Parish Tuaran and there will be a lot of  Sabahan artist especially  from Tamparuli and Tuaran perfoming tomorrow night. One of them is Rey from Tuaran. Everybody know who is Rey the Star who perform at " Bintang RTM" couple years ago. Other artist performing is a local band from Tamparuli " Papier Mache " which is famous with their song call "Matai-patai doh masi" Also performing is Joan the raising artist from Tamparuli Sabah. The details about this concert is listed below:

Concert " Konsert Amal Belia Tuaran"
Date: 07.08.2011
Time: 08.00pm
Ticket Price: RM25.00
Venue: Dewan Tun Hamdan Tamparuli.

My brother will performing as a Bass player, Fod as lead guitar player, Ben as the magnificint Drummer, Markus for Keybord and other such as Didi, Jeff and Chris. Do come early and you can buy the ticket from St John Tuaran Parish Youth Office or you may contact Mr Mackley George/ Mr Lawrence at H/p: 013-8693858 as soon as possible. Music can heal your soul and prevent you from doin something bad. Do enjoy the concert. A surprise for you all other famous artist from Sabah will be kept in secret and I'm hoping to see you there. 

"Rooted and Built Up in Jesus Christ, Firm in the Faith" Col 2:7
The Office of Youth Ministry has canceled our pilgrimage for World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain 2011.  We are sorry if you were planning on joining us, but if you would like to plan a trip for your group or family for WYD, here is a company we recommend:

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World Youth Day Website:  
Story Arrangement By: Harry George
Sources: Mr Mackley " Bod " George, St John Tuaran Parish Youth
Picture: Richard Timothy Lian Awang

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