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Badminton: Kien Keat-Boon Heong stun Olympic champions for semis spot @ Hong Kong Open

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 4,313 views

Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong finally rose to the occasion to reach the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open with a stunning win over reigning Olympic champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.

Yesterday, the duo blew away the top seeds and world No. 1 Markis-Hendra 21-11, 21-17 in just 21 minutes in the quarter-finals.

With the win, Kien Keat-Boon Heong have avenged their defeats to the Indonesians in the last two tournaments — the Beijing Games and French Open.

The Malaysians’ tame defeats in those two tournaments had raised doubts about their status as the country’s top pair.

Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong
Power pair: Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong finally struck form by beating Indonesia’s Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan to reach the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open Friday.

Today, the Macau Open champions will take on compatriots Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari, thus assuring Malaysia of at least a place in the final.

Zakry-Fairuzizuan, who are determined to regain their winning touch in the Super Series, defeated South Koreans Cho Gun-woo-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 in the other quarter-final.

The duo’s form suffered a dip after the back-to-back Super Series wins in Singapore and Indonesia in June.

But yesterday, the show-stealers were definitely Kien Keat-Boon Heong, who have now virtually confirmed their place in the Super Series Masters Finals, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu from Dec 18-21.

National coach Rexy Mainaky said that there were positive vibes from both his players.

“I think the key to their win today (yesterday) was their positive approach throughout the game. Every shot was taken with confidence. They tried their best to enjoy the game,” said Rexy in a telephone interview.

“The Malaysians have lost to the Indonesians in the last two tournaments (out of eight meetings). But I think this was their best win against them. They were able to control the game and force their opponents to make mistakes.”

Rexy, however, noted that Markis had placed an ice-pack on his knee after the defeat.

“It looked as though that Markis was not in his best condition. But, having said that, I suppose they (Markis and Kido) would not have competed here if they were not fully fit,” he said.

Kien Keat, however, failed to make the semi-finals of the mixed doubles event with partner Ng Hui Lin when they crashed 18-21, 12-21 to China’s Zheng Bo-Ma Jin.

Malaysia’s top women’s doubles pair of Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty continued their fine run in international tournaments when they checked into the semi-finals with a convincing 21-14, 21-15 win over Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl-Lena Frier Kristiansen.

The duo will take on China’s Zhang Yawen-Zhao Tingting today.

Today’s Match

HONG KONG OPEN

Channel : Astro SuperSport (811)
Date : Saturday, November 29, 2008
Time : 1:00:00 PM
Synopsis : BWF Super Series: Hong Kong Open 2008: Semi Finals
View Live Score of Hong Kong Open Here
Or Live Video Streaming of Hong Kong Open Here.

Cannot View the Live Video Above? Click here for help.

1. Starting at 1:00 PM WD

Yawen ZHANG [5] CHN[CHN]
Tingting ZHAO CHN
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MAS[MAS] Eei Hui CHIN [2]
MAS[MAS] Pei Tty WONG

2. Followed by MS
Boonsak PONSANA THA[THA]
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CHN[CHN] Jin CHEN [3]

3. Followed by WS
Lin ZHU [5] CHN[CHN]
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CHN[CHN] Xingfang XIE [4]

4. Followed by XD
Thomas LAYBOURN [6] DEN[DEN]
Kamilla RYTTER JUHL DEN[DEN]
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KOR[KOR] Yong Dae LEE [5]
KOR[KOR] Hyo Jung LEE

5. Followed by MD
Kien Keat KOO [5] MAS[MAS]
Boon Heong TAN MAS[MAS]
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MAS[MAS] Mohd Zakry ABDUL LATIF [4]
MAS[MAS] Mohd Fairuzizuan MOHD TAZARI

6. Starting at 6:30 PM XD
Zhongbo XIE [7] CHN[CHN]
Yawen ZHANG CHN[CHN]
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CHN[CHN] Bo ZHENG
CHN[CHN] Jin MA

7. Followed by WS
Chen WANG HKG[HKG]
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HKG[HKG] Mi ZHOU [2]

8. Followed by MS
Taufik HIDAYAT [7] INA[INA]
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CHN[CHN] Dan LIN [2]

9. Followed by WD
Shu CHENG [8] CHN[CHN]
Yunlei ZHAO CHN[CHN]
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KOR[KOR] Jung Eun HA [7]
KOR[KOR] Min Jung KIM

10. Followed by MD
Jae Sung JUNG [3] KOR[KOR]
Yong Dae LEE KOR[KOR]
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ENG[ENG] Anthony CLARK
ENG[ENG] Nathan ROBERTSON

One billion new units of ASW 2020 Available

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 5,114 views

ASW 2020

FUND INFORMATION

Fund Name : AMANAH SAHAM WAWASAN 2020 (ASW 2020)
Type : Income
Category : Equity
Launch Date : August 28, 1996
Objective : To provide reasonable level of regular distribution income to Unitholders from investments in a selected portfolio of authorised investment.
Potential Investors : Those who understand investment risk and reward and expect to benefit from long-term growth of the Fund through re-investment of distribution (if any) as well as to receive regular income (if any) on their capital.
Eligibility : Malaysian
* Akaun Dewasa (18 years and above)
* Akaun Remaja (18 years and above as Guardian for minors age 6 months old and above but below 18 years)
Investment Manager : Permodalan Nasional Berhad

TRANSACTION INFORMATION

Price per Unit : RM 1.00
Form of Investment :
* Investment book
* Certificate
* Member’s Investment Scheme (EPF)
Minimum Initial Investment :
* Investment book – 100 units
Minimum Additional Investment :
* Investment book – 1 unit
* Certificate – Multiples of 1,000 units
* EPF – RM1,000
Maximum Investment : Unlimited, subject to availability of units of the Fund.
Approved Fund Size : 10.00 billion units.
Sales Charge : None
Redemption Charge : None
Payment of Redemption : On-the-spot, but for EPF Member’s Invesment Scheme, redemption amount is payable to EPF only.
Cooling-off Period : None
Financial Year End : August 31

FUND PERFORMANCE

Year End 31 August – Net Distribution per unit (sen)
2006 – 6.80
2007 – 8.00
2008 – 7.00

more details : AMANAH SAHAM NASIONAL BERHAD

One billion new units of ASW 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), yesterday opened for subscription one billion new units of Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020).

To ensure fair distribution to the investing public, a maximum limit of 10,000 units has been set per account holder during the offer period ending Dec 3.

The maximum investment limit would be void after the offer period, it said in a statement.

With the additional units, the fund size of ASW 2020 would increase to 10.42 billion units.

ASW 2020 was launched on Aug 28, 1996, with an initial fund size of three billion units.

ASW 2020 is a fixed priced unit trust open to all Malaysians aged six months and above, subject to a quota of 51% for bumiputras and 49% for non-bumiputras.

Source : TheStar

Topup is very fast but opening a new ASW2020 might take you few hours of waiting in queue!

Personalized / Customized Magic Mug / Color Changing Mug

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 16,662 views

Magic Mug / Color Changing Mug

A magic mug is a mug that, when filled with a hot liquid, changes colour. This effect is created by using a special oxidized ink.

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Personalized / Customized Magic Mug / Color Changing Mug

Personalized / Customized Magic Mug / Color Changing Mug

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Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan Again @ LI NING CHINA OPEN SUPER SERIES 08

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 7,398 views

LI NING CHINA OPEN SUPER SERIES 08

World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei marged into the final in the China Open Shanghai 2008 to set up a repeat of the Olympics meet with world No. 2 Lin Dan. Malaysia’s top women’s doubles pair of Wong Pei Tty and Chin Eei Hui made it into their third straight finals.

Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan

Again… Lee Chong Wei lost to Super Dan…
From the start Lee Chong Wei showed a good performance and taking the lead… but in the end lost to Super Dan in just two straight games 21-18 21-9.

I just don’t understand why Lee Chong Wei don’t want to attack and just play the same way he played during the Olympic match with Lin Dan. Dato Lee Chong Wei just play skill with Lin Dan but I think his skill is still not match with Lin Dan and the speed sure lost to Super Dan, anyway keep it up Data Lee!

On the other hand, Malaysia Women Double lost to China too, but they did tried their best and gave a good fight, keep it up.

Yawen ZHANG & Tingting ZHAO – Chin Eei Hui & Wong Pei Tty, 21-14 21-19

Lin Dan reigns again

“Super Dan” blew world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei away in the final of the China Open after coming back three months since his Olympics victory. Chow How Ban reports from Shanghai, China.

Chong Wei, women’s pair fail to land China Open titles

Lin Dan reigns again

KUALA LUMPUR: It was double blow for Malaysia when world number one Lee Chong Wei and the women’s doubles pair of Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty failed in their bids to nail their first China Open title in Shanghai yesterday.

The top seeded Chong Wei failed to get the better of Olympic champion Lin Dan in their first meeting since the Beijing Games final last August. He crashed to a 18-21, 9-21 defeat in 39 minutes.

Lin Dan
Still invincible: Lin Dan got the better of Lee Chong Wei again in the final of the China Open yesterday. The Beijing Olympic champion won 21-18, 21-9.

Eei Hui-Pei Tty also had high hopes of bagging their second Super Series win after their breakthrough victory in the Danish Open last month but failed to get their game going and lost 14-21, 19-21 to China’s Zhang Yawen-Zhao Tingting.

While Lin Dan had scored a more comprehensive win in their last meeting, Chong Wei did offer some resistance in the first game.

He led 4-1 and 11-9 but the second seeded Lin Dan caught up at 15-all and pulled away to take the first game.

Lin Dan took the second game easily to cap a perfect comeback to competition since his Olympic triumph three months ago. It was Lin Dan’s third China Open title after 2003 and 2004.

The defeat for Chong Wei was not much of a surprise as he had put up shaky performances en route to reaching the final.

He came back from a game down to beat Chinese junior Qiu Yanbo in the first round and was also taken to the distance by team-mate Wong Choong Hann and South Korean Park Sung-hwan in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

On the other hand, Lin Dan came through a draw of a host of Chinese upstarts and had the luxury of saving his best performance for the final.

It is the fourth consecutive time Chong Wei had failed to win a tournament since he took the top spot in the world rankings.

He lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the Japan Open final. Chong Wei also suffered two successive defeats by former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat, also from Indonesia, in the final of the Macau Open and semi-final of the French Open.

As for Pei Tty-Eei Hui, their third successive Super Series final appearance did not bring them joy as Yawen-Tingting avenged their defeat by the Malaysians in the semi-finals of the French Open.

Despite this, doubles chief coach Rexy Mainaky was satisfied with their performance.

“They are playing consistently. They fought all the way in the second game and could have levelled the score at 19-all. But a dropshot from Eei Hui failed to clear the net,” said Rexy in a telephone interview from Shanghai yesterday.

All-England men’s doubles champions Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung, playing in their first tournament since suffering a shock first-round exit at the Beijing Olympics, came from behind to beat Danish pair Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen 17-21, 21-17, 21-13.

Yong-dae partnered Lee Hyo-jung to beat Chen Xu-Zhao Yunlei of China 21-16, 21-15 to add the mixed doubles title to his collection.

Source : TheStar

Festive Fun-tasy (Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns) @ NZX Ara Damansara

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 10,343 views

Festive Fun-tasy (Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns) @ NZX Ara Damansara

Festive Fun-tasy (Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns) @ NZX Ara Damansara

Festive Fun-tasy (Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns) @ Niu Ze Xiu 牛车水 – Ara Damansara

This fabulous lantern festival combines lanterns with popular Disney figures and Disney impression displays. The Disney stars will gather in an ocean full of lanterns, leading the visitors to the world of Disney built of colorful lanterns. There will be variety of Disney scenes displayed in NIUZEXUI, such as Mickey & friends, Winnie the Pooh, Lion King, Nemo, WALL E etc.

NZX Festive Funtasy - Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns

NZX Festive Funtasy - Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns

Duration :
15 Nov 2008 – 15 Feb 2008 (Featuring Disney Christmas Lights and Lanterns)
9 Jan 2008 – 15 Feb 2008 (Featuring Disney Chinese New Year)

Time :
12pm – 12 midnight (Mon – Fri)
11am – 12 midnight (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday)

Venue : 牛车水 NIU.ZE.XUI Street Mall

Ticket price : RM 10 for adults, RM 5 for kids. (You may use this coupon to purchase product in nzx)

Parking : RM2 per entrance

NZX Festive Funtasy - Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns

NZX Festive Funtasy - Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns

Information Board
NZX Festive Funtasy - Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns

Event schedule for other activities on the stage
NZX Event Schedule

Ticket Counter / Booth
NZX Festive Funtasy - Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns

Entrance
NZX Festive Funtasy - Featuring Disney Lights and Lanterns

Video Map to Niu Ze Xui (NZX) – Ara Damansara

Niu Ze Xui (NZX) Map
Niu Ze Xui (NZX) Map

Personalized or Customized Car Sign

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 7,023 views

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40 Tips for A Better Life

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 2,564 views

Here’s 40 Tips for A Better Life, Read It and Practice It!

1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. Sleep for 7 hours.

4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

5. Play more games.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink plenty of water.

13. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.

14. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

15. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

17. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.

20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don’t compare your partner with others.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Forgive everyone for everything.

26. What other people think of you is none of your business.

27. GOD heals everything.

28. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

29. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

30. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

31. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

32. The best is yet to come.

33. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Call your family often.

38. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.

39. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.

40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about.

Sony Ericsson – XPERIA™ X1 has arrived / launched

Friday, November 21st, 2008 4,241 views

Sony Ericsson – XPERIA™ X1

Sony Ericsson - XPERIA™ X1

It’s a great day! The XPERIA™ X1 has arrived in your store, giving your mobile life an energy boost. An interface you personalise with panels, fast internet via turbo 3G, cutting-edge arc slider design, Windows Mobile Office. It has it all… and you can have it now… in just one phone.

- The personal touch: personalise the panel interface so it reflects your life and get instant access to all your content and apps.
- Fast 3G web, fast gaming, fast organising, fast camera, fast calling, fast everything.
- Large screen, arc slider design, Windows Mobile inside for the same business and entertainment experience as with your laptop or desktop.

What’s in it?

XPERIA™ panel interface
Enjoy access to different experiences – Web, multimedia, applications – from your desktop. Navigate with the tip of your finger. Configure and have your XPERIA™ panels just the way you want them.

Multiple navigation
XPERIA™ X1 lets you interact via numerous intuitive ways. Touch, full QWERTY, 4-way key and optical joystick – you switch seamlessly between operation modes.

Arc slider design
The arc design gives XPERIA™ X1 a distinctive and unique look. Slide the screen upwards to reveal the wide-pitch QWERTY keyboard.

Video call
See who’s talking with your 3G phone. During a video call, you see a live video stream of the person you’re talking to – and they can see you.

Wayfinder Navigator™
With the X1 at hand, you won’t get lost – no matter where your travels take you. Your phone comes pre-loaded with a trial version* of Wayfinder Navigator™. Stay on track with turn-by-turn navigation instructions, unlimited access to an online travel planning tool and downloadable maps*.
(* Length of trial period and map coverage subject to local variations.)

Capture the action
Video clips are ideal for those unexpected great moments that happen when you’re out there, enjoying life.

Handwriting Recognition
Text input using stylus on touchscreen: write a character as you would with a pen, and it transforms it into the corresponding letter on a keyboard.

Links you like
Forget cables – wireless is the way forward. Connect to other devices with Bluetooth™ to sync, share and send.

Panels
Panels – you’re in control
Have it your way. On your phone desktop, you have space for nine panels. Just touch the one you want to use. Remove, change and add new panels whenever you want. Your phone comes with a number of panels pre-loaded. Many more are available for download.

Sony Ericsson panel
Customize your desktop with information about time, weather, news feeds, calendar updates, messaging status and much more.

Microsoft Today panel
This panel provides the Windows experience – it allows you to navigate your phone as in other Windows devices.

Google panel
Make a quick search, access your Gmail or find the way via Google Maps™.

Radio panel
Plug in your headset, touch the radio panel and enjoy your favorite FM station.

Media experience panel
Navigate your media files – photos, videos and music – Sony Ericsson-style. And you can also browse your contacts this way.

Fish panel
Fish in your phone, that react to taps on the screen? Yep, that’s it. But they’re not just for fun, they’re helpful too – the fish let you know when you’ve missed a call and indicate when your phone’s on silent.

Download more
Want more or other panels? Then go download them on Sony Ericsson Fun & downloads. Just choose the ones that suit you.
Go there

Sony Ericsson – XPERIA™ X1 Specs:

Camera
* Auto focus
* Camera – 3.2 megapixel
* Digital Zoom – up to 3x
* Photo light
* Video record

Music
* Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
* Media Player
* Music tones
* PlayNow™
* Windows Media® Player Mobile

Internet
* Web browser – Internet Explorer® Mobile
* Web feeds

Entertainment
* 3D games
* Java
* Media
* Video Clip
* Video streaming

Connectivity
* aGPS
* Bluetooth™ technology
* Google Maps™
* Microsoft Office® mobile
* Modem
* Synchronisation
* USB mass storage
* USB support
* Wayfinder Navigator™
* WiFi™

Messaging
* Email:
* Exchange ActiveSync®
* Instant messaging
* PictureMessaging(MMS)
* Text messaging (SMS)

Communication
* Outlook® Mobile
* Polyphonic ringtones
* Speaker phone
* Vibrating Alert
* Video call
* Windows Mobile®

Design
* Navigation key
* Optical joystick navigation
* Picture wallpaper
* XPERIA™ panels

Organiser
* Alarm clock
* Calculator
* Calendar
* Document editors
* Document readers
* Flight mode_X1
* Notes
* Phone book
* Tasks
* Touch-screen

Looking for more info on Sony Ericsson : Visit Sony Ericsson – XPERIA™ X1 Official Website

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you our other great promotion during our exclusive launch event on 22nd November at One Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Please refer below for more information.

Sony Ericsson – XPERIA™ X1 Exclusive Launch Event

Date : 22nd November 2008
Venue : Main Entrance, Ground Floor (New Wing), One Utama Shopping Centre
Time : 12pm to 3 pm

The First 50 customers will enjoy saving from RM250 – RM 1500* The Subsequent 50 customers will receive a Free Mystery Gift*

Malaysia considers dumping petrol subsidy scheme and we have no more petrol subsidy?!?

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 4,119 views

What??! We are not getting subsidy from our Malaysia Government anymore and we are the one who subsidising the Malaysia Government? In actual fact we should be paying RM1.62 or RM1.70 per liter? What say you and what’s your reaction?

How could it be?

Malaysia considers dumping petrol subsidy scheme

Malaysia is not currently subsiding petrol and may dump its subsidy scheme altogether, despite major protests earlier this year over spiralling pump prices, a minister said Tuesday.

The government on Tuesday cut pump prices by seven percent to 2.00 ringgit (0.56 dollars) per litre as global crude prices continued to ease. The price of diesel was also reduced by 15 sen to 1.90 ringgit per litre.

“We have stopped subsidising petrol from the time when the pump prices were cut to 2.00 ringgit per litre,” Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Shahrir Samad told AFP.

He said that at current prices, the government is making about 30 sen per litre.

“At about 60 dollars per barrel we are already making money,” he said.

Shahrir said the government was still handing out direct subsidies in the form of cash rebates for motorists of 625 ringgit per year and that diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) were still being subsidised.

“The rebate system is still being enforced… but it will runs its course until March next year before we either stop it or implement a new system,” he said.

Tuesday’s cut was the fifth the government has announced since a 41 percent hike in June as the price of crude soared, sparking angry street protests and calls for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resign.

Shahrir said the government will decide by the end of the month if subsidies will be reinstated if crude oil prices go up again. It will consider setting a floor price of 1.92 ringgit per litre.

“I would be happy to have a floor price of 1.92 ringgit. This would allow the government to earn some revenue and it is also easier to manage the price,” he said.

“It is also a better option because we can use the savings for development or to reduce the deficit.”

The government earlier this month announced a 7.0 billion ringgit (2.0 billion dollar) stimulus programme — reaped from savings on reduced oil subsidies — to boost the economy amid the global slowdown.

But the additional spending saw the government widen its budget deficit forecast for 2009 to 4.8 percent, from 3.6 percent predicted in August.

Source : MSN

‘Reveal fuel price mechanism’

Hafiz Yatim | Nov 19, 08 2:17pm
The revelation by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Shahrir Abdul Samad yesterday that the government has stopped subsidising fuel since early this month raises more questions than answers.
- Consumers subsidising the government
- Engage stakeholders before policy shift

Source : MalaysiaKini

Consumers already paying more than full cost
Nov 19, 08 11:33pm
The government may dump its petrol subsidy scheme altogether as consumers are already paying more than the full cost at the pumps at current price level.
- Consumers pay gov’t 30 sen per litre
- Lim: Actual price should be RM1.62

San Francisco Steakhouse Set Meal Offer @ RM16.90

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 11,153 views

San Francisco

Woww… want to eat?

Set Meal at RM16.90 Cheap?!
All sets come with soup of the day and free flow of soft drink

Monday – Friday 12noon – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 noon – 3pm

Outlets:
San Francisco SteakHouse (Damansara Intan)

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Moving to the New Tropicana City!

For more information, please call:
Christina : 019-2137187
Yuhaini : 012-9124838

San Francisco SteakHouse (Mid Valley)

San Francisco SteakHouse (Mid Valley)
Address : Lot G (E) 001 & 002, Ground Floor
Mid Valley Megamall
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-2938 2882
Fax : 03-2938 2992

Capacity : 200 pax
Business Hour : Daily
12.00noon – 12.00midnight

San Francisco SteakHouse (Suria KLCC)

San Francisco SteakHouse (Suria KLCC
Address : Lot 136, First Floor
Suria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-2382 0329
Fax : 03-2382 0359

Capacity : 162 pax
Facilities : Broadband Wi-Fi
Business Hour : Daily
12.00noon – 12.00midnight

San Francisco SteakHouse (Jaya Square)

San Francisco SteakHouse (Jaya Square)
Address : Lot 7343, Ground Floor
Jaya Square, SS17/2
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor

Tel : 03-5635 3338
Fax : 03-5635 3339

Capacity : 120 pax
Business Hour : 12.00 noon – 12.00 midnight

Source : TT Resource Bhd

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