Let us listen to Jack Jones

October 12, 2014

Let us listen to Jack Jones before this Sunday Fades into Eternity

What a week it was, which ended with Najib’s NBOS Blue Ocean Strategy Budget Speech.  Read http://www.blueoceanstrategy.com/malaysia-nbos/book/

BUT I do not know what he meant when he made this statement ( quoted below). Can someone out there help me since I cannot understand his high flown English:

“From an economic perspective, when we achieved independence 57 years ago, we developed the country based on agriculture before progressing to a modern industrialized economy. Next, we moved into the upper-middle income phase. We are now moving towards a services-based economy.

In brief, the objectives, principles and thrusts of the three Outline Perspective Plans, ten Malaysia Plans, New Economic Policy, National Development Policy, National Vision Policy and since 2010, the National Transformation Policy, have all focused on poverty eradication, increasing income and restructuring of society.

This is with the aim to achieve socioeconomic goals; diversify the commodity-based economy; human capital development; enhancing competitiveness of the public and private sectors; higher value chain; inclusive development; as well as transformation of the Government, economy, social and politics.

Clearly, our former leaders in their wisdom have carried out responsibilities to develop Malaysia in their own mold. The struggle started with Tunku Abdul Rahman, followed by Tun Abdul Razak who had implemented development and restructured society, to Tun Hussein who maintained peace and unity.


Tun Mahathir modernised the country while Tun Abdullah emphasised human capital development. Further,the present Government is committed to driving growth with a broader approach to place Malaysia on a strong foundation.”

I rather relax with Jack Jones and leave the interpretation of the above statement which I took from his 2015 Budget Speech in Parliament last Friday in your good hands. Here Jack Jones for your listening pleasure.–Din Merican






Merdeka 57: Let us celebrate the Occasion

Merdeka 57: Let us celebrate the Occasion

Best wishes from  us for this weekend. God Bless Malaysia. We need His Blessings because our politicians on both sides of the divide are competing hard to show us which side can make a bigger mess. Right now  Pakatan Rakyat, especially Hadi Awang and his crowd in PAS, in Selangor is way over the top. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

July 4 Musical Entertainment

July 5, 2014

July 4 Musical Entertainment

It is still July 4 in the US, noon in  the national capital Washington DC and New York City, and so let us celebrate America’s Birthday with songs from well known American  singers, and what better way to start this celebration than this by Lee Greenwood. Once again, Happy Birthday America, Land of the Free.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Your Weekend Entertainment : We wish to remember Matt Monroe

June 28, 2014

Your Weekend Entertainment : We wish to remember Matt Monroe

Kamsiah HaiderMatt Monroe was Britain’s Musical export of the Sixties, born with a God given cyrstal clear voice. He is the singer who is in a class of his own, cultivated, cultured and sophisticated. He showed us that he could rise above his working class to become his country’s top entertainer. If you are surprised, just listen to Matt, the James Bond of the easy listening.

For this weekend, Dr. Kamsiah and I propose to feature Matt’s unique  rendering of hisimage greatest hits so that we all can relax ahead of the month of Ramadhan. We wish our relatives, Muslim friends and associates Selamat Berpuasa. Ramadhan is a special month for Muslims to reflect on one’s morality and get close to God Almighty. I hope those extremists in our community will stop playing politics and fanning hatred. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

A Tribute to Matt Monroe

Matt’s Greatest Hits

Weekend Entertainment-June 7, 2014

June 7, 2014

Weekend Entertainment-June 7, 2014

The entertainment programme for this weekend comes early since it coincides with the Official Birthday of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang DiPertuan Agong, Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah. Dr Kamsiah and I take this opportunity to congratulate all friends and associates who are being honoured by our beloved King today for their contributions to national development and public service.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Frank Sinatra

Bobby Darin

Engelbert Humperdinck

Bee Gees

Jerry Vale