K.Rajagopal Malaysia Football Coach

K.Rajagobal Malaysia Football Coach

Malaysia have appointed K. Rajagobal as their national football coach as the country desperately tries to revive its flagging fortunes on the field.

Rajagobal, 53, is currently the U-23 coach and faces a huge task to boost morale at senior level.

source : http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1049727.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

“I know and all Malaysians know that I have been given a difficult task, but I will perform my best and will adopt a realistic attitude,” he said.

Malaysia sacked B. Sathianathan as coach in February, less than two weeks after the team lost to the United Arab Emirates in 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifying.

They were also soundly beaten by the UAE on 21 January, going down 5-0, and in December they crashed out of the South East Asia AFF Suzuki Cup in the group stages.

The national side has fallen a long way since the heady days of the 1970s and 1980s when they regularly beat Japan and Korea Republic and reached two Olympic Football Tournaments.


April 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2 Mil For New Tamil School

 Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (centre) talking to M. Tineswary, 11,  during his visit to SJKT Ladang Bukit Jalil, near Puchong, yesterday. In the background, second from right,  is Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk T. Murugiah.

KUALA LUMPUR: The condition of the school was shocking, but Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was most impressed with the teachers and students.

SJKT Ladang Bukit Jalil, which has 90 pupils, is in a dilapidated condition.
SJKT Ladang Bukit Jalil, which has 90 pupils, is in a dilapidated condition.

“I feel sad they have to put up with this old and rundown school which has been around for 75 years. Despite the aid provided by the government, the infrastructure is not that good.

“The building could pose a threat to the safety of the students and teachers. It’s stuffy and uncomfortable.I am sympathetic to their plight,” Muhyiddin said after visiting SJKT Ladang Bukit Jalil, near Puchong here.

The school does not have a field and its classrooms are cramped.

Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, announced an immediate allocation of RM2 million for the school’s new building, to be built on an adjacent 0.3ha plot of land belonging to Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

He said the new classrooms and amenities would be able to cater for about 200 students when completed next year. The school now accommodates 90 students.

Muhyiddin also said the school would be fully aided.

Present were Federal Territories Deputy Minister Datuk M. Saravanan and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk T. Murugiah.

Muhyiddin later visited SMK Setapak Indah in Setapak here.

He was joined by Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor to check on the condition of the school.

Muhyiddin said the Public Works Department should conduct checks and carry out repairs as cracks had appeared a few years after the building was completed.

“However, the building structure is still strong and can continue to be used,”

Muhyiddin said his visits to the two schools were fruitful as he now understood the issues and problems in the education sector better.

source :http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/National/2539749/Article/index_html

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ban Force Conversion

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has banned the forced conversion of children to Islam to quell unease among religious minorities in the mainly Muslim nation, the country’s Legal Affairs Minister said on Thursday.

The decision follows the highly publicized case of Indira Gandhi, a 34-year-old ethnic Indian Hindu woman whose estranged husband embraced Islam and then converted their children to the religion as well.

Minister Nazri Aziz said minors were to be bound by the common religion of their parents while they were married even if one parent later becomes a Muslim.

Islamic law will also apply only from the point of a person’s conversion to the religion and is not retrospective, he told a press conference.

“We have to resolve this once and for all. I don’t think we should be deciding on a piecemeal basis every time a conversion issue crops up,” Nazri said.

“We have decided on a long-term solution because we expect more cases will occur, being a multiracial country,” he added.

Islam is the official religion in Malaysia, but non-Muslims are allowed to practice their faiths.

Muslims, who make up around 65 percent of the Southeast country’s 27 million population, are bound by Islamic family laws, while civil laws apply to non-Muslims.

Nazri said the Attorney-General had been instructed to look at the relevant legislation that would need to be amended to effect the decision.

The Attorney-General would also be asked approach the Malay rulers — titular heads in nine of Malaysia’s 13 states who are in charge of Islamic affairs in their respective states — to seek consent for amendments to related state Islamic laws, added Nazri.

There has been growing unease among Malaysia‘s mainly Chinese and Indian ethnic minorities who are mostly Buddhists, Christians and Hindus over numerous complaints of discrimination and unfair treatment by the authorities when seeking legal redress following cases of divorce and religious conversions.

The disquiet built up during the case of Lina Joy, a Malay Muslim who converted to Christianity at the age of 26 but was forced to endure a long legal battle to have her conversion legally recognized by the Malaysian courts.

(Reporting by Razak Ahmad; Editing by Alex Richardson)

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Samy : MIC To Remain

April 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Battle For Legal Temple

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MIC Portfolio, Your Comment?

Human Resource Small Portfolio?


Recently there has been disatisfication by MIC ( as reported by blogs )  over the latest cabinate portfolio given by Najib’s new goverment, 1 minister and 2 deputy ministers , and there is loud voice ( in blogs ) over the small portfolio of Human Resource Ministry, is this portfolio really small ?

Well readers , is the portfolio given to MIC is good enough?

MIC ‘s Portfolio In Najib’s Cabinate:

1. Dato’ Dr.S.Subramaniam : Menteri Sumber Manusia

2.Dato’S.K.Devamany           : Timb.Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri

3. Dato’M.Saravanan               : Timbalan Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan

Please send us your comment,thanx.


April 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MIC No New Cabinet Post

MIC No New Cabinet Post    
                                                                                                         By : Annie Freeda Cruez

      MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has denied the party had sought a senatorship or a cabinet appointment for him. However, he said, there was grassroots dissatisfaction over MIC representation in the cabinet and this would be discussed at the party’s central working committee meeting on Thursday.

      Samy Vellu described an online news item which stated that the party wanted to pull out its representatives in the government because he had not been appointed a minister as “utter nonsense and very mischievous”. The news portal quoted unnamed sources as saying the MIC would discuss a move to withdraw the minister and two deputy ministers from the government as a protest over the lack of importance accorded to the Indian community in the cabinet. Samy Vellu said in a statement yesterday that there was nothing to be upset about as it was the decision of the prime minister.

      He said when he met Datuk Seri Najib Razak two days before the announcement of the cabinet line-up, he only submitted the names of MIC secretary-general Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam for the minister’s post and Datuk S. K. Devamany and Datuk M. Saravanan for the post of deputy minister. “I did not mention about a senatorship. It is not my style to tell the prime minister, because it is his prerogative to decide who he wants for the cabinet.” The MIC president said: “The writer is a liar who is used to writing imaginary nonsense in order to belittle people who refuse to entertain him. I will consult my lawyers to institute legal action against the writer and the news portal.” However, he said, the party would discuss the dissatisfaction of grassroots members over the cabinet portfolios allotted its leaders at its CWC meeting on Thursday.

     He said the views of leaders would be taken into consideration and that he would seek an appointment with the prime minister to discuss the issue further. “I think, in future, the prime minister will consider allocating a senior ministerial portfolio to the MIC,” he added. MIC information chief Saravanan and party treasurer Devamany acknowledged there was discontentment among the grassroots that Indians were not “strongly” represented in the cabinet.

     Meanwhile, Subramaniam, who is also party secretary-general, said the party would urge the prime minister to give it better representation in government, government agencies and statutory bodies. Speaking in Alor Gajah, he said the Gerakan had been given a ministerial post while the MCA had obtained an additional post of deputy minister. “We in the MIC leadership feel disappointed that the party was not given any additional post in government.” Pointing out that the MIC was the largest Indian-based party, Subramaniam said: “We are not power crazy. All we are asking is for the Indian community to have proper representation in the government so as to ensure the party remains relevant in voicing out the aspirations of the community.

     We want to win back the support of the Indian community for the Barisan Nasional.” The human resources minister said this after officiating the Malacca Advanced Technology Training Centre open day, and the Manpower Department’s Robotics Challenge 2009, at the State Adtec in Taboh Naning.

Source : http://www.nst.com.my/Monday/Frontpage/20090413185224/Article/index_html

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MIC To Discuss Cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 (Bernama) — The reported dissatisfaction over MIC appointees in the Cabinet would be discussed at the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Thursday, said MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

He also denied that the party had sought a senatorship for him to be appointed to the Cabinet as alleged by a news portal, saying it was “not my style”.

“We will listen to the views of all the leaders before a decision is made. I will also seek an appointment with the prime minister,” he said in a statement here today.

Samy Vellu was commenting on news reports quoting an unnamed source that the MIC was studying a proposal to withdraw its lone minister and two deputy ministers from the Cabinet, in protest over the lack of importance accorded to the Indian community.

The report also said the MIC had requested for a senior portfolio, namely the post of works minister, but it was rejected

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Malaysia’s New Cabinet

Najib names his new cabinet


Najib New Cabinet Ministers 2009

April 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MIC Seek Advice

Kugan’s death: MIC to ask advice from Aussie specialists

MIC Youth will send the two post mortem reports on suspected car thief A. Kugan to seek advice from specialists in Australia, its adviser S. Vell Paari said here.

“We are sending the reports to Australia as the Health Ministry’s 10-man independent committee came out with a different finding,” he said here Thursday.

He said the MIC Youth will discuss the next course of action with Kugan’s family.

Vell Paari said the committee had reported that Kugan died from acute congestion of the lungs due to acute inflammation of the heart muscles, compounded by blunt force trauma.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican had said the deceased was found to have an underlying acute myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle) and the blunt force trauma could have led to acute renal failure.

“This (renal failure) had aggravated the acute myocarditis, resulting in acute pulmonary oedema or lung congestion. As for injuries on Kugan’s back, they were in fact patterned imprint injuries which had been caused by a blunt and flexible object,” he had said.

Kugan, 22, was detained by police on Jan 15 this year for alleged car theft but died five days later while in police custody.

An autopsy was performed on Jan 21 by the head of Serdang Hospital forensic unit, Dr Abdul Karim Tajuddin but the family then requested Universiti Malaya Medical Centre to conduct a second post-mortem, which was performed by Dr Prashant Samberkar on Jan 25.

Vell Paari, who is the chairman of the MIC Community Unity Committee, said they were puzzled as the two post mortem reports did not mention myocarditis as the possible cause of death.

“Kugan was in police custody for five days. We want to know whether he (Kugan) showed any symptoms which were suggestive of myocarditis,” he asked?

He said that MIC Youth would liase with Kugan’s family and would provide legal assistance if needed after getting the specialist findings from Australia.

April 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment