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BUKIT LANJAN: Has the ‘kurang ajar’ Kim gone too far?

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BUKIT LANJAN: Has the ‘kurang ajar’ Kim gone too far?
Who is the kurang ajar (insolent) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trying to kid?

The leader of the rogue nation claims he is just conducting missile tests but firing a missile over a sovereign state (Japan) is surely an aggression.

“Whatever little sympathy the rest of the world had for North Koreans, if any, has vanished with Kim’s latest mad provocation,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said Kim and North Korea had gone too far “this time” and Japan and the US “are unlikely to take it lightly”.

“You can test fire missiles and rockets by shooting into the sea or ocean. But not let fly missiles over the air space of a sovereign state.

“That’s definitely a threat to a country’s security and safety. Kim and North Korea must be made to understand this,” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said “Kim is acting as if he is invincible an…

BUKIT LANJAN: Selamat Hari Raya Haji to Malaysians

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BUKIT LANJAN: Selamat Hari Raya Haji to Malaysians Hari Raya Aidiladha or Hari Raya Haji, or Feast of the Sacrifice/Sacrifice Feast, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide yearly.

Eid al-Adha 2017 will begin in the evening of Thursday Aug 31 and ends in the the evening of Monday Sept 4.

It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) pbuh to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. Before he sacrificed his son God intervened by sending his angel Jibra'il (Gabriel), who then put a sheep in his son’s place.

In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: the family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbours; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

“Muslims in Malaysia also give equal importance to this religious practice. It is, therefore, that we observe Hari Raya Aidiladha with truly believing in Allah’s guidance,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul …

BUKIT LANJAN: Rakyat’s loyalty must be to Malaysia!

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BUKIT LANJAN: Rakyat’s loyalty must be to Malaysia!
https://youtu.be/nVjvTJ6sEEc(VIDEO)Treasure the spirit of Merdeka!
As we celebrate 60 years of Merdeka (Independence), Malaysians must renew their vow to be loyal to their country, Malaysia.

Whether Merdeka was secured from the colonial British Empire in 1957 during Malaya or Malaysia, we are all today Malaysians.

The rakyat must, therefore, vow to love and to be loyal to Malaysia and defend the country from any harm.

We must be Malaysian First because multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia can only grow stronger and stronger economically in a peaceful, harmonious and united environment.

We must treasure, defend and protect national unity and harmony to ensure a progressive and bright future for generations of Malaysians.


However, racial and religious extremism and intolerance have for the past decade been fanned by individuals and organisations, now seriously threatening national unity and harmony.

The only way for Malaysians to defend t…

BUKIT LANJAN: Be very prepared for survival in an AI-dominant world

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BUKIT LANJAN: Be very prepared for survival in an AI-dominant world
You have seen many science fiction and action movies that actually project or give you a peek into the future - a lifestyle and world that’s dominated by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

If you still think that that were all fiction, you may not be able to survive in an AI-dominated world if you and your generations do not prepare to face such a global lifestyle game changer or revolution.

“For one, the demand for human capital skills will change drastically. Many jobs will become obsolete or redundant, and new job skills will be demanded by employers and technology,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said Apple’s Siri trailblazer Antoine Blondeau “has predicted that the world will be very different in (just) 30 years”.

“Blondeau also stressed that things will be designed to meet your individual needs,” he added.

Syed Razak said Blondeau was of the view that the AI revolution would be all about humans g…

BUKIT LANJAN: Think-out-of-the-box wake up call from Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce

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BUKIT LANJAN: Think-out-of-the-box wake up call from Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce
This blog has for the past six months been urging the federal government, namely the Education Ministry, to immediately start thinking out of the box.

The ministry is duty bound to ensure that its education programmes are up-to-date, that it caters to producing not only efficient and competent human capital, but also the correct human capital skills demanded by employers and new technology.

“In short, we need to groom and produce employable graduates with the right or correct skills as demanded by employers and new science and technology.

“Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce President Tan Yew Sing is therefore absolutely right in stating that Malaysia needs ‘new four inventions’ to achieve US$160 billion (RM672 billion) bilateral trade with China,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

The “new four” as reported by national news agency Bernama and posted by online news portal Free Malays…

BUKIT LANJAN: Robotic weapons a bigger threat to the world than suicide bombers and terrorists

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BUKIT LANJAN: Robotic weapons a bigger threat to the world than suicide bombers and terrorists
Inventions and technology are double-edged swords when they are used to create advanced weapons.
And The Star Online’s Tech News headline “Tech leaders warn against ‘Pandora’s box’ of robotic weapons” is a serious threat to humankind and the world.

“The problem with advanced inventions and technology is that they can be used by both good and evil,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Asagoff said.

“Just look what good has the atomic bomb done to this world. Yes, the Americans invented and used it to stop World War II (WWII).

“WWII was ended but its atomic side effects or threats continue to be a global intimidation to humankind and the world,” he added.

Syed Razak said: “It sure looks like science and technology may also contribute to global devastation and possibly wipe out humankind. Robotic weapons are even set to replace suicide bombers and armed terrorists!

“Both good and evil can use the …

BUKIT LANJAN: Is Malaysia’s education system producing human capital with innovative minds in science and technology?

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BUKIT LANJAN: Is Malaysia’s education system producing human capital with innovative minds in science and technology?
The global race to perfect safe self-driving technology is reaching dizzying heights or even peaking.

It’s set to not only revolutionise driving and motoring, it is also going to affect or render certain jobs obsolete.

“We don’t need to hire drivers anymore. We don’t need taxi or lorry drivers, we don’t need to …,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said science and technology was progressing at such break-back speed that “those who choose to ignore the effects of technology or disruptive technology will be left behind in progress”.

“As I have mentioned or stated in previous blog posts, the majority of Malaysians don’t seem to be taking disruptive technology seriously or taking it lightly.

“They ignore the effects of disruptive technology. Not only that. Is our federal government and its agencies doing enough, especially the Education Ministry, to help…

BUKIT LANJAN: Malaysia needs to urgently tackle problem of unemployable graduates

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BUKIT LANJAN: Malaysia needs to urgently tackle problem of unemployable graduates
The federal government has revealed that more than 54,000 graduates in Malaysia remained unemployed six months after completing their studies last year.

And, the situation can only deteriorate if the Education Ministry does not review its tertiary education programmes to suit the times.

“As I have blogged previously, the Education Ministry needs to quickly review and revamp its programmes to ensure that Malaysian graduates are employable,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“Our human capital, especially our graduates, must not only be of quality and competent, their skills must also suit the demands of employers to be employable,” he reiterated.

Syed Razak said Malaysian graduates needed to learn, acquire and develop new skills to cater to the demand of new technologies.

“Both the Education Ministry and parents need to quickly think out of the box, accept and embrace changes and demands in…