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BUKIT LANJAN: Can online shopping go on growing unabated to replace physical retail stores?

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BUKIT LANJAN: Can online shopping go on growing unabated to replace physical retail stores?

First it was Lazada Malaysia when it announced that it had broken a new sales record on Nov 11, generating more than RM100 million of gross merchandise value (GMV) in a single day. (Read this for context: https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-impressive-lazada-rm100.html)

Next it was Shopee’s day, announcing that it recorded 2.5 million orders across the region within 24 hours on Dec 12.

“So, is online shopping and e-commerce replacing the traditional or conventional retail shopping in the future?” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff asked.

He said e-commerce seemed to be a trend popular among the young, perhaps even a fad of sorts.

“Don’t whack me so fast for my views. Only time will tell,” he added.

Syed Razak said he tended to agree with the views of Unibail boss Christophe Cuvillier that online shopping would not grow forever.

“There’s nothing like going on window shopp…

BUKIT LANJAN: US$1 million for a 200 sq ft flat in HK!

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BUKIT LANJAN: US$1 million for a 200 sq ft flat in HK!
The Reuters report titled “Hong Kong property market shatters price records for 13th straight month” should serve as a warning to governments, especially in Malaysia, to ensure a people-centric national housing policy.

How is it that the Hongkies can still survive with such ridiculous property prices? For that matter, how come Singaporeans too can afford houses that also carry high price tags?

“The governments of the two countries have, obviously, ensured that the majority of their nationals can still afford a roof under their head,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said the governments of the two countries had ensured that:

> the income of its nationals rose in tandem with inflation; and

> that the housing policy ensured that developers are compelled to build affordable (but smaller) units before their projects are approved.

Syed Razak said as far as the housing needs of Malaysians were concerned, they wer…

BUKIT LANJAN: Housing and property woes … act in the interest of rakyat dan negara, not the developers!

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BUKIT LANJAN: Housing and property woes … act in the interest of rakyat dan negara, not the developers!
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s statistics normally do not lie. Neither is its assessment and alert normally ill-advised.

In the case of the property “glut”, it will be a folly for the ruling federal government to not act accordingly in the interest of Malaysians and Malaysia.

Read these for context:
https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-freeze-on-luxury-property.html (BUKIT LANJAN: Freeze on luxury property development in Malaysia … better late than never)
https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-130690-houses-unsold-in.html (BUKIT LANJAN: 130,690 houses unsold in Malaysia! Keep it up Malaysians! Bring property developers down to their knees!)
https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-greedy-profiteers-property.html (BUKIT LANJAN: Greedy profiteers, property developers, gurus and banks responsible for ridiculous prices)
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武吉兰樟讯:信不信由你!槟城“买一送一”的排屋!(BUKIT LANJAN: Believe it or not! It’s down to 'buy one free one' for link houses in Penang!)

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武吉兰樟讯:信不信由你!槟城“买一送一”的排屋!(BUKIT LANJAN: Believe it or not! It’s down to 'buy one free one' for link houses in Penang!)

这也许是大马首个“买一送一” 排屋,这在槟城发生!这是完成的单位!

你最好相信这是发生在槟城,来自一个有着全国性屋业项目的知名房地产发展商。

“买一送一优惠”正在槟城口耳相传。发展商不会公开打广告,显然(心理自负或尴尬)的原因,”民政党副议长赛阿都拉萨说。

他表示,国内和全球经济的放缓自然成为消费者创造团结和压低房价的机会。

“供应超越需求。这是供需的力量,造成房地产市场供过于求,迫使发展商降价出售房屋。“他补充说。

请阅读博客之前的文章:

https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-130690-houses-unsold-in.html

(武吉兰樟:大马130,690套房子未售出!大马人继续坚持!让房地产发展商屈服!)

https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-greedy-profiteers-property.htm

(武吉兰樟:贪婪的奸商,房地产发展商,大师和银行应负责荒谬的价格)

https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-malaysians-keep-up.html

(武吉兰樟:大马人保持压力!不要急于购买!让房地产发展商屈服!)

https://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/11/bukit-lanjan-malaysians-hit-back-hard.html

(武吉兰樟:大马人重击房地产发展商)

今日的槟城房屋市场槟城有大量新建的高层公寓,面临屋业供过于求的局面吗?大马的人口在2014年2月超过3000万。根据2010年人口和住房统计调查,20-40岁年龄组中约有三分之一的人 - 最有可能成为首次购房者。到2020年,这一群体预计将增长到1130万人。在槟城,目前这个年龄组的估计是60万,占全州人口的36%。目前槟城平均房价为RM336,521。即使印花税下调50%,拥有两名家属的中等收入者也只能买得起价格在3…

BUKIT LANJAN: You probably know about this health hazard but why are you ignoring it?

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BUKIT LANJAN: You probably know about this health hazard but why are you ignoring it?
The cellphone has never been a luxury, more a necessity in lifestyle communications.

The convenience and speed in connectivity has made the cellphone a part of one’s life. Without it, you probably will feel something has gone missing or lost.

“That is how the cellphone has become so attached to mankind that one cannot live without it,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“The cellphone, or should I correct myself, the smart phone is attached not only to adults but even toddlers.

“And the smart phone, driven by an ever evolving telecommunications technology, will continue to ‘rule’ the lives of humans.

“Today, at the dining table, the common remark is ‘let the cellphone taste the food first!’ … right?” he added.



Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said the overwhelming power of the cellphone to dictate lifestyle has …

BUKIT LANJAN: Malaysians! Get real, please! It’s the 21st Century!

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BUKIT LANJAN: Malaysians! Get real, please! It’s the 21st Century!
It’s time for the rakyat (people) and both the state and federal governments to accept the realities of life and technology’s evolution in the 21st Century.

Sex education and baby dumping continue to hog the media limelight - after six decades of education and economic development.

“This protracted issue cannot continue to dominate social issues in a progressive country,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said when mothers couldn’t care a less of the lives of their own flesh and blood, “this is a serious humanitarian concern and a growing evil”.

“And as a progressive nation, we just cannot turn a deaf ear, ignore the problem and behave like nothing is happening and not try to lessen the societal woe,” he added.



Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said Malaysians and their governments should face and accept the realities of the 2…

BUKIT LANJAN: Incompetents dealing a ‘slow death’ to KLIA

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BUKIT LANJAN: Incompetents dealing a ‘slow death’ to KLIA
Only in Malaysia are incompetents appointed to both low and high positions in any organisation and corporate entity.

Take the Kuala Lumpur Interntaional Airport (KLIA) management as the classic example of embracing incompetents.

“We have had KLIA putting up buntings wishing locals and tourists ‘Mary (Merry) Christmas & Happy New Years (New Year),” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.



“The KLIA management not only does not how to spell ‘merry’, it also does not know when to use singular or plural in English.

“Yes. It could be the work of incompetents but isn’t there someone in the management to check for mistakes,” he added.

And, now, it is reported that a 2017 report has showed KLIA’s decline in performance from 2011 to 2017 - a good six years of incompetency and inability to deliver improved results.


Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), sai…