Wednesday, March 23, 2011

40 days mourning period

(Picture from Utusan)
The Menteri Besar visiting the tomb of Almarhumah Tengku Ampuan Bariah

The State Government of Terengganu has announces the 40 days mourning period after the death of Tengku Ampuan Bariah, stepmother of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. The announcement has been made to all government agencies, statutory body and private sector to follow several prescribed rules regarding the mourning protocols. The mourning period started on 22nd March and will end on 29th April 2011.

According to the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Terengganu, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, the rules included the rules of daily attire, assembly, entertainment and the flag. For Government officials and civil servant, they have to wear the songkok with a white band about one inch wide for Malay men, and wearing a white hijab for Malay women. While for non-Malay, they need to wears black necktie or a black band on the right hand.

Any entertainment based programs organized by government or non-government organization are not allowed during the mourning period. The States and others flag accept for Jalur Gemilang shall be flying half of the pole in all premises and residential units.

(picture from Utusan)

HRH the Sultanah of Pahang, Sultanah Kalsom gave her consent to deliver the Honorary Dr. Award to the wife of the Prime Minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur. Sultanah Kalsom is also the Vice Chancellor of Lim Kok Wing University. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur receives the award of Honorary Dr. of Innovation and Human Capital Development Award.

Also present in the ceremony are the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak; Minister of Higher Learning, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Nordin and the President of Lim Kok Wing University, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


The Sarawak State Assembly officially dissolved after the State Assembly Speaker, Datuk Seri Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar receives the proclamation notice signed by the Yang Dipertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak, HE Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin bin Abang Barieng. The Speaker, Mohamad Asfia said, the notice will be forward to the State Election Commission Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof. Nevertheless, the time and location of the notice handover still not yet confirmed.

(picture from Utusan)
Datuk Seri Mohamad Asfia showing the notice of State Assembly dissolution signed by the Yang Dipertua Negeri

Last Saturday, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud in a press conference alongside with The Prime Minister Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had announced the dissolution day of Sarawak State Assembly Seating at Kuching International Airport.

Up to date, there still no announcement from the Election Commission regarding the nomination and voting date, nevertheless, many have predicted that it probably on 6th and 16th April 2011.


Who shall emerge victorious in the state election for this year? Shall BN resume the state administration for another 5 years term or will it succumb to PR administration? Will Taib Mahmud resume his post for another 5 years term or will he be retired after winning the election? Will BN wins with increasing majority or will PR be the one becoming stronger in the state?

Let’s wait for this interesting and exciting story of ‘Sarawak State Elections’.

HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the member of the royal family pays their last respect to almarhumah Tengku Ampuan Bariah

The body of Almarhumah Tengku Ampuan Bariah was buried at Royal Mausoleum Masjid Almuktafi Billah Shah according to the Terengganu Royal Custom. Among those who giving their last respects to Almarhumah Tengku Ampuan Bariah was the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin; Raja Permaisuri Agong (The Supreme Queen) of Malaysia, HM Tuanku Nur Zahirah alongside with members of the Royal Family from several states. HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin accompanied with his two children enter the vicinity of Istana Maziah around 2.05pm. The states government has announces to all offices and government agency to fly the flag half of the pole as mourning signs.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tengku Ampuan Bariah died


HRH Tengku Ampuan Bariah, died around 1.30am early this day at Hospital Seri Kota, Klang, Selangor. Tengku Ampuan Bariah, was a princess of almarhum Sultan Hishamuddin Alam Shah, married with Almarhum Sultan Mahmud al-Muktafi Billah Shah of Terengganu. She was the Tengku Ampuan Besar (Queen) of Terengganu from 1979 – 1998. She is a stepmother to the reigning Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.

The body of the former Queen was sent to Istana Maziah before been put to rest according to the Royal Custom of Terengganu at Royal Mausoleum Masjid Al-Muktafi Billah, Ladang, Terengganu. The Mausoleum is also where the tomb of almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah is located.


The Sultan’s wrath

Tengku Muhammad Faris
HRH Sultan Muhammad V

HRH the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V was angry and upset with the actions of one NGO headed by a person self-proclaimed to be a descendent to Long Yunus, to bestow an honorary title and medal including the Datukship to more than 150 recipients since last year. The Sultan’s anger was stated by the Law Adviser of the Kelantan Palace, Datuk Sukri Mohamed in the press conference at Istana Balai Besar. According to Datuk Sukri, three police reports have been made against the NGO as the action clearly against the law.

(picture from Utusan)
Datuk Sukri Muhammad during the press conference.

In the press conference, Datuk Sukri added in his statement, all citizens must aware that only HRH Sultan Muhammad V has the authority to bestowed any States Honorary Title and Awards.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


The third institution in Malaysia after Monarchy and Executive is the Legislative Branch. The Legislature body in Malaysia is called as The Parliament of Malaysia (Malay = Parlimen Malaysia). The Parliament was closely based on the Westminster System. Malaysia Parliament is a bicameral type parliament and consists of two parts, The Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) and the Dewan Negara (Senate).

Parliament Building located in Kuala Lumpur. Both Dewan Negara and Dewan Rakyat convened here.

Dewan Negara (Senate)


The Senate is the upper house in the Parliament, specifically to revise and to check any bills that have been passed by the Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives). There are 70 seats all together in the Senate, where the members shall be known as Senators. All bills approved by the Dewan Rakyat shall be presented to the Senate. If the bills were passed by the Senate, it will be sent to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The Supreme Ruler) for royal assent. Nevertheless, if the Senate rejects a bill, it can only delay the bill’s passage to the Supreme Ruler by a year before it is sent to the Supreme Ruler.

There are two types of memberships of the Dewan Negara (Senate) :

  • An appointed member by the Supreme Ruler on the advice of the Prime Minister. There are 44 appointed members by the Supreme Ruler.
  • Each 13 States Legislatives shall send 2 persons to become a member of the Senate. There are 26 members chosen by 13 states.

Term of membership :

  • Senator shall serves for 3 years term.
  • Can be re-elected only once and can serve for maximum 2 terms, consecutively or non-consecutively.

The Senate is headed by the President of the Dewan Negara. The incumbent President is Tan Sri Abu Zahar bin Dato’ Nika Ujang. He was sworn in as the President of the Dewan Negara on 26th April 2010.

Tan Sri Abu Zahar bin Dato' Nika Ujang
President of Dewan Negara

Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives)


Dewan Rakyat is the lower House in the Parliament and the ultimate legislative body in Malaysia. It is responsible for passing, amending and repealing acts of law. There are currently 222 seats all together in the Dewan Rakyat, where all the members are known as Member of Parliament, MPs (Malay = Wakil Rakyat). The Supreme Ruler of Malaysia shall choose the Prime Minister from the members of Dewan Rakyat, usually a leader from the largest political party in the Dewan Rakyat. Later, the Prime Minister shall choose his Cabinets members and commonly from the members of Dewan Rakyat. The Opposition Leader exists in the Parliament as a check and balance to the Prime Minister and his cabinets. Since independence, the largest party in the Dewan Rakyat has always be Barisan Nasional (Previously known as The Alliance).

To become a member of Dewan Rakyat, he/she must be a Malaysian citizens and been elected from the General Elections. The Dewan Rakyat is headed by the Yang di-Pertua (Speaker) of Dewan Rakyat. The incumbent Speaker of Dewan Rakyat is Tan Sri Pandikar Amin bin Haji Mulia.

Tan Sri Pandikar Amin bin Haji Mulia
Speaker of Dewan Rakyat


Here are among the videos during the debate session in Dewan Negara.

Here are among the videos during the debate session in Dewan Rakyat.

Speaker of Dewan Rakyat in the Parliament

Prime Minister Najib in the Parliament (Kelantan State Oil Royalty)

Opposition Leader Anwar in the Parliament (APCO issues)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March Discussion

Assalamualaikum and Peace be upon all of you.
Welcome to my blog.

First of all, I need to say sorry for my fellow visitor, follower and blogwalker for several absent in my blog article publication. There are several problems that I need to face recently has make my time and schedule a bit off from my original plan. A sudden working offer also makes my life a bit busy for a week or so. Thus, I can’t make myself to spend my time updating the blog around 4th until 15th March. Around that time, I miss the hot news of opening ceremony of Malaysian Parliamentary session by HM the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.


Adapting a new lifestyle

My work offers need me to migrate myself to Klang Valley, the very heart of Malaysian Federation. Living in this busy place scares me in the beginning, but all of my friends have ensured me, that when the time comes, I can comfortably adjusting myself to a new place. It is really fortunate of me that I actually living and working near to the easiest way of travelling in the Klang Valley, the KTM Komuter.


And speaking of March, the March 8, 2011 has already marked the third years since the last General Elections. We have been under a period of by-election fever for so long since then, and fortunately, the period of by-election has already comes to past. There will be no by-election in the future as the 12th Parliament has only 2 years before it’s expires in 2013.

The 13th General Elections: Expect the Unexpected

After the political tsunami 2008, Malaysia has moved towards a system of two parties, BN and PR. We can actually have a brief idea that the 12th Parliament has a chance to be dissolved anytime soon. Nevertheless, it is a common practice that, the Prime Minister will always tries to dissolve the Parliament in the most fortunate times for the ruling parties. Even the Chief Minister of Sarawak has always kept secretive when been asked about the dissolution of Sarawak State Assembly Seating. The announcement of dissolution of Sarawak State Assembly has been waiting by BN and PR to prove their strength for the upcoming 13th GE.


Even many political analyses have always predicted that the 13th GE will be held simultaneously with the Sarawak State Election. Nevertheless, just like I said before, as long as the 13th GE are concerns, please be prepare to expect, the unexpected.

That's all for now,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oath of Appointment

Raja of perlis

HRH the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin gave his consent to appoint the new States Executives Councillor for a new one year term (2011-2012). HRH Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin also express his wishes during the ceremony to the line of States Exco that :-

  • The state exco must prioritize the State and the citizens
  • As a leader, the decision made must takes all aspects into accounts and not just one sided decisions.
  • All Exco must hold an unofficial meeting at least once in every two months.

Also presences in the ceremony are the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail and the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Perlis, Datuk Seri Dr. Md Isa Sabu.

Super VI 2011

(picture from Utusan)
HRH Sultan of Perak proclaim the opening ceremony of Super VI. Also presence in the ceremony are Raja Di Hilir of Perak, Raja Jaafar (right)

HRH the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah gave his consent to proclaim the opening ceremony of the States of Perak largest sports events, the sixth edition of Sukan Perak, Super VI. The ceremony was held at Stadium Indera Mulia. 11 types of sports shall be contested in the event from 11th until 19th March.

In the sixth edition, each of districts in Perak shall hosted one type of the contested sport. Batang Padang district shall hosted the Silambam, Hilir Perak (Karate-do), Hulu Perak (Archery), Kerian (Badminton), Kampar (Sepak Takraw), Perak Tengah (Taekwondo), Kinta (Track Event), Kuala Kangsar (Basketball), Larut Matang and Selama (Silat) and Manjung (Hockey).


HM the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin gave his consent to officiate the launching ceremony of a new book related to the Malay Rulers, Kegemilangan Raja-Raja Melayu (Literally, the Golden Age of Malay Rulers). It covers the history of the Malay Sultanates in Malaysia. The book consist of 409 pages are published by Leone Communications Sdn Bhd also presented the lineage and family tree of the nine Malay Rulers. It is also covers the background of the Federal Honorific Medal and Order.

Presences in the ceremony are Minister at the Prime Minister Department, Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz; Minister of Youth and Sport, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Historian, Tan Sri Prof. Emeritus Khoo Kay Kim, who is also the advisor to the book’s publication.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


HM Raja Permaisuri Agong (The Supreme Queen) of Malaysia, Tuanku Nur Zahirah and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abd Razak receives the order of Bintang Semangat Padi Kelas Pertama (Emas) from Malaysia Scout Association. HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has given his consent to bestow the order in conjunction of Scout’s Medal and Order Conferment Ceremony held at Istana Melawati. The Bintang Semangat Padi is the highest Malaysia Scout Association award and only conferred to the highest ranking leader in National and State Level.

HM Tuanku Nur Zahirah

Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abd Razak

In the ceremony, HM Tuanku Nur Zahirah was proclaimed as the Honorary National Scout Commissioner while the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib was proclaimed as the Supreme President of the Malaysia Scout Association. There are about 130 recipients of various Scouts Medal and Order in the ceremony, namely Bintang Pahlawan, Bintang Semangat Padi Perak, Bintang Semangat Rimba Emas, Bintang Semangat Rimba Perak, Bintang Semangat Rimba Perak (Kehormat), Pingat Perkhidmatan Gemilang and Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang.

Also presence at the ceremony is the Malaysian Scout Leader, Datuk Seri Dr. Shafie Mohd Salleh.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Ruler’s Legacy

(picture from Utusan)
HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (right) receive a souvenier from Azizah Mokhzani (center) witness by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (left)

HM The Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin gave his consent to officiate the launching ceremony of a book name Tiang Seri Negara, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Semenjak 1957 at Taman Perdana Diraja. The book is written by Datin Azizah Mokhzani and was published by Arus Intelek Sdn Bhd. The publication of the book is lined by advisory panels that are familiar with the country’s constitutional monarchy. Among others are Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Tan Sri Dr Arshad Ayub, Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin Mohamed Yassin, Tan Sri Dr. Syed Jalaluddin Syed Salim and Prof. Dr. Abdullah Zakaria Ghazali. It also has been certified by the Palace in each respective state.

The book covers the stories of the biography, legacy and contributions of all 13 Malaysian Supreme Rulers since the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 1957. The book consist of 352 pages, and has the collections of 620 photos including 415 historical photos and those which have been personally captured by the fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, HM Tuanku Ismail Nasiruddin Shah who wins the Internationale de I’art Photograpique Competition in Switzerland.

Friday, March 4, 2011

(picture from Utusan)
The Proclamation ceremony of HRH Tunku Ismail as the Regent of Johor

HRH the Tunku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Johor, Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim was been proclaimed as the Regent of Johor. The proclamation is to allowed the Crown Prince to exercise the State administration and official function during the absent of the Sultan of Johor in the state. The proclamation and appointment was held according to the Johor State Constitution 1895, at Istana Besar Johor Bahru.

Presences in the ceremony are the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Johor, Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, the members of Johor Royal Family and State’s Executive Councilors.

HRH Tunku Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim was appointed as the Tunku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Johor on 28th January 2010 after his father inherited the throne following the death of his grandfather, Almarhum Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail. HRH Tunku Ismail was the first son of Sultan Ibrahim and his consort, HRH Raja Zarith Sofia ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

(picture from Utusan)
HRH Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V during the opening ceremony of Kelantan State Assembly Seating.

HRH the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V ibni Sultan Ismail Petra gave his consent to proclaim the opening ceremony of 4th Session of 12th Kelantan State Assembly Seating at Kota Darul Naim. In his speech, Sultan Muhammad V express his opinion, suggestion and hope for the State Government to :-
  • Focused more on the development of low-cost housing for low-income citizens.
  • Increased the provision to develop more infrastructure project, especially highway network in the state.
In the ceremony, the Sultan has given his hope that the State of Kelantan has a potential and can compete with neighbouring countries especially in term of capital cost and the cost of living. Presence in the ceremony are the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Kelantan, Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz bin Nik Mat.

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HRH Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah gives the letter of appointment to Raja Arshad as the new Chancellor of Unisel replacing Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur.

HRH the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah gave his consent to deliver the letter of appointment Raja Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda as the new Chancellor of Universiti Selangor, Unisel. The ceremony takes place at Istana Bukit Kayangan, Shah Alam. The appointment of Raja Arshad has been announce by Selangor’ Executive Council of Education, Higher Learning and Human Capital Development, Dr Halimah Ali on 14th February 2011. The appointment of Raja Arshad is to replace the previous Chancellor, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur, the wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia which ended her service on 5th February 2011.

Presence in the ceremony are the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim and the State Secretary, Datuk Mohammed Khusrin bin Munawi.

In the ceremony, HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has reminded that the power to choose and appoint the Chancellor of Unisel are vested in the hand of the ruling Sultan of Selangor.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sultan of Johor received DKNS

(picture from Utusan)
HRH Sultan Ibrahim received the honorary medal from HRH Tuanku Muhriz in the ceremony yesterday

HRH the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim ibni almarhum Sultan Iskandar received an honorary medal of Darjah Kerabat Negeri Sembilan (DKNS) from the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir in a special ceremony at Istana Besar Seri Menanti yesterday. The Sultan of Johor receives the medal in conjunction of the 63rd birthday celebration of Tuanku Muhriz. In the ceremony, Sultan Ibrahim also gave his consent to bestowed an honorary medal Darjah Kerabat Johor Yang Amat Dihormati Pangkat Pertama (DK I) to Tuanku Muhriz.

Presences at the ceremony are the Tunku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Johor, Tunku Ismail Idris ibni Sultan Ibrahim and Tunku Zain al-Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz. Also attending the ceremony are the Menteri Besars (Chief Ministers) of Negeri Sembilan and Johor, Datuk Seri Muhammad Hassan and Datuk Seri Abdul Ghani Othman, and states senior officers.

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1st March 2011, today is the 78th Anniversary of Malaysian Army. In Malay, it is known as Tentera Darat Malaysia. Malaysian Army was first established on 1st March 1933 following a Bill called as Malay Regiment Bill was passed on 23rd January 1933 in the Federal Council of the Federated Malay States. The First Experimental Malay Company was recruited and consists of 25 males. The first Commanding Officer was Major General Mcl. S. Bruce.

The Malaysian Army currently consist of 17 Corps or Regiments and grouped into 3 main components; The Combat Element, The Combat Support Element, and The Support Element. The most prestigious regiment in the Malaysian Army was the Rejimen Askar Melayu Diraja (RAMD). There are approximately 100,000 active personnel and 41,600 active reserves in the Malaysian Army.





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