ECRL freight loading projectionĀ 

August 12, 2017

Is it possible to increase freight from 6m to 60 m metric tonne  freight per year as contested by Jomo?. As a game changer, I say yes. The fundamental of OBOR is to challenge and disruptor to the sea freight. 
Early this year The first symbolic container took 2 weeks from Beijing to PARIS. Singapore and the maritime freight trembled. How much is our maritime freight ? Many Multiples of 60’s 

It used to be the šŸ« šŸ«šŸ«šŸ«šŸ«šŸ«šŸ«šŸ«šŸ«link between Venice and Beijing before the discovery of cape of good hope and construction of suez. Batholomew Dias and Plessey changed the game.


What is Milat AbrahamĀ 

August 8, 2017

Tq Lan for questioning, for being like Abraham, always inquisitive and questioning for truth. That is by itself following the milat of Abraham.
 I found this piece from one mr zaman99 in the discourse about milat. I hv added my views in parentheses. 
The phrase ‘Millat Ibrahim’, has always been, assumed and simplified to mean ( edited by ES) one of two views :(by ES,; not necessarily inaccurate) 
The first is:religion of Abraham. 

the second is: nation of Abraham.
This however was never easy to swollow by Arab scholars because the word ‘Millat’ does not mean religion or faith or nation lingusitically. ( specific Arabic terms for religion and nation in Quran – by ES) Furthermore the Qur’an used it in various context to refer to way of living (deen by ES) / reflection on life rather than faith or nation. 
The main problem mufasireen [interpreter of Qur’an] encounterd with this word is that, at least in one verse in the Qur’an, the grammar can not be reconciled with the rest of the verse if the word ‘Millat’ is assumed to be ‘religion of’ or ‘nation of’.
Recently, an intelectual book reflecting on the relationship between Abraham and the house of God in Makka/ history of Adam and Islam, have investigated this matter to its deepest possible levels both intellectually and lingustically.
the word millat is actually comming from known arabic root that sound like ‘malla’, which mean: became nervoius, curious, intriuged.. (by ES āœ… meem, Lam, lam) 

in daily life we use the wrod ‘mumil’ to mean: boring….yamil: to feel restless, both mentally or physically. Yatamalmal means: to turn from one side to the other frequently in bed or on the chair..
So Millat is comming from a root that implies a state of mind when the individual is unhappy with what is on offer and continously restless…searching for satisfaction. ( and TRUTH by ES) 
In relation to Abraham, this reflects all his life journey from the time when he was very young and started to reflect on his family’s worshiping of idols..became quite restless with this faith… moved out…searching in the sky for the true God.. rejecting all sky objects..then turning his face in pure monthiesm towrds the One who created the earth and heavens..
Millat Ibrahim here fits more sensibly as a state of inqusition..( perfect by ES) questioning things and actively seeking logic and reason.( Islam is a religion of logic and reason by ES) By this definition, we understand that Islam is founded on logic and the Islamic faith of every muslim must be built on active inqustion like ‘millat Ibrahim’ not blind folowing.


Borrowings

July 22, 2017

Sahih International: O you who have believed, when you contract a debt for a specified term, write it down. And let a scribe write [it] between you in justice. Let no scribe refuse to write as Allah has taught him. So let him write and let the one who has the obligation dictate. And let him fear Allah , his Lord, and not leave anything out of it. But if the one who has the obligation is of limited understanding or weak or unable to dictate himself, then let his guardian dictate in justice. And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses – so that if one of the women errs, then the other can remind her. And let not the witnesses refuse when they are called upon. And do not be [too] weary to write it, whether it is small or large, for its [specified] term. That is more just in the sight of Allah and stronger as evidence and more likely to prevent doubt between you, except when it is an immediate transaction which you conduct among yourselves. For [then] there is no blame upon you if you do not write it. And take witnesses when you conclude a contract. Let no scribe be harmed or any witness. For if you do so, indeed, it is [grave] disobedience in you. And fear Allah. And Allah teaches you. And Allah is Knowing of all things.


KipidupĀ 

July 11, 2017

Thanks peeps. For every success there have been failures. Things that did not work out or things that can nearly cause pants to disappear. Frustrations too. Entrepreneurs are not easy to get frustrated but can face actions by others to frustrate. Entrepreneurs are not easy to give up, kepala batu. I’m that kind sometimes, to our own detriment. 
Nowadays im on do my best, do what I like mode. Berserah mode. Engineers do not retire just trying hard to delay the rusting away. (No scaffolding nor do I need any hardener, thus far.)


I broke the security line and said hello to the DPM

July 11, 2017

I first met Zahid in the early 90’s. My self and Tok Nab were pursuing the Rmaf Ariel Refuelling project. He was the political secretary to najib. Our product was the best in the world ( only one then) He helped us by facilitating meetings. In 1995 we won the project. USD 20 m there about. Not a single Sen was paid to facilitate, not a single person was bribed. Subsequently he became Minister of defence and my other business is defence. There were repeat orders. Today when he walked past, I broke the line. Just to say hello to someone who had helped. Zahid is always very warm n cordial n friendly n real.


Don’t Hate TDM (Mahathir) says NurulizahĀ 

July 9, 2017

Our hearts ā¤ļø our souls are just too priceless to hate any one. 
We just don’t like his politics, we just cannot forget nor reconcile the time and resources the country has wasted on his wars against his nemesis, the disarrays and the structural damages he has done to many fine institutions, to the money we hv spent on our children education just to make sure our children have the same level of education and opportunities we had. 
Full time politicians may compromise on principles but we are not politicians.


Soto Kambing Lord Kendal

July 2, 2017

1 kilo selangka kambing 

2 batang serai dititik 

2 inci halia dititik 

5 ulas bawang putih dititik 

5 sudu rempah 

6 biji bawang kecik 

Rempah tumis 

Tauge

Daun ketumbar 

Daun sederi