Aviation incident at Kudat

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Both Malaysia Airlines and Maswings facebook page has gone grey for the lost of live on board one ill-fated flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kudat. Condolences to the families of the demised and a tragic lost to Maswings.

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The Tonnage has decreased to maintain cost.

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A work site has a shocking news today. Because the contract is fixed on the price, the supplier has to decrease the tonnage of the goods supplied just to maintain cost within the agreed range. While it is not all roses, one thing the truckers is happy is that they get to carry lesser number of loads and earn the same amount. The rosier part of this is that the same amount of money could not buy the amount of goods needed, thus I foresee that cost of building structure will increase very soon.

Fuel Price – the week that was

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When RON 95 price went up, some politicians says that recent (did not qualify how long) oil price has increased. I kind of beg to differ.

Of the recent weeks, Price increased was sparked by incident in Syria and that was only for a couple of days. The market has normalised. What surprised me was the announcement by our PM on 18 April when the crude price was at the lowest point in the year, he made an announcement that the government has increased the fuel subsidies by 10%. With the price difference, it is now at a deviation of 8.36% from the announced increased. The referred post on 1malaysia.com.my (has sinced been removed) .

However, back then, our fuel subsidy for budget 2013 was at 20b. ¬†However, in the recent announcement, it was said “The government spends RM24b subsidising fuel every year, Abdul Wahid said. – Bernama”

This contradicts news report couple of years back when subsidies was only 15.9b. That itself was an increase of 50% from 9.5b

Let’s do the math. How many litre of fuel did we used in a year?

Based on the amount subsidised, we uses 26,498,829,039.81 Litres

Assuming that on average, each car uses median of 1500 litres a year, The total number of vehicles are 17.8m; or a mean of 973 litre per year for 27.2m vehicles. However, I don’t think that all these cars are on the road as we only have a population of 29.8m. Taking away the 5.5m of children under legal driving age, those not driving and those car that is sitting inside a showroom or storage yard, etc. The number don’t quite add up yet. If we calculated based on the total number of vehicles in Malaysia, that could mean that we have 21.25m vehicle and would consumed average of 100 litres a month.Wait, what about motorcycle? Do they use 100 litre a month?

*Assumption that all are cars and uses diesel.

Halting everything

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When one reached the end of his life, can he looked back and smiled to the world? When one has tasted all the good food in the world, can he brings these memory on when heaven awaits?

Life is but a fragile bottle, tough at time, crisp at other. Life is but a book in writing, pen it down with every breathe. Life is more than just sleep, wake up, eat, moving around and resting around. Death has power to stop all these, death is the might, death constrains life. Death ends life,

But to all believers who knew that there is a regenerated life, they live on with a life that surpasses death. Death is the end, life is the beginning. Let us begins life and leave death alone.

1malaysia call center. Beef or cow?

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I was trying to call a federal government department to ask about some taxing question, it seems that all federal gov incoming line is now routed to 1malaysia call center.

I think the IT infrastructure they are using are inadequately designed whereby all calls (VOIP) was sent to a room of sort and there are plenty of untrained staff (including team leader) who has zero customer service skill.

Most of them could not converse in English properly. Their reply are like kindergarten kids talking to adults. The grammar was in BM with words constructs in the English language.

As mentioned earlier, I was trying to call one department, but I have to make 6 phone calls just to get through. Call that has been transferred to the department was sent to the wrong officer.

If they don’t improve their customer service skill, this call center is going to be political agenda come next general election.