Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Anwar urges humane treatment of RI workers

Jakarta Post
Malaysia should deal with migrant workers humanely and avoid acting arrogantly in its relations with Indonesia, former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said.
During a speech at the Habibie Center in South Jakarta on Monday, Anwar, who was sacked and jailed in 1999 by then Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohammad, told the audience that distrust and suspicion were the root causes of troubled relations between the two countries.
"This means that a single case such as the arrest of an Indonesian migrant worker ... could cause heightened tensions between the two nations," he said.
Anwar said the only way for Malaysia to ease tensions with Indonesia was to deal with Indonesian migrant workers humanely rather than merely handing over legal or economic punishments.
"We are dealing with people here so we must act humanely and avoid abusively handling other human beings," he said.
Anwar said Malaysian authorities should send Indonesian migrants violating their visas home rather than jailing them.
"If Malaysians attack Indonesians they must be punished, just as Indonesians committing crimes must also be punished. This is not about ethnicity. It is about applying the law," he added.
Relations between the two countries soured again recently after a series of incidents involving Indonesian citizens in Malaysia.
One such case involved Indonesian karate referee Donald Peter Luther Kolopito, who was beaten up for no apparent reason in Malaysia several weeks ago, sparking widespread criticism.
Cases involving the abuse or maltreatment of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia are also regularly reported on in the Indonesian media.
Anwar said Malaysia should avoid acting arrogantly when dealing with issues concerning Indonesia, as such an approach would only exacerbate tensions.
"We shouldn't forget that we need each other. Indonesia helped us when we needed to improve our education standards and the Indonesian system became the foundation of the current Malaysian education system. Now Malaysians need Indonesian workers in many areas," he said.
Relations between Indonesia and Malaysia should not depend solely on politics and should focus more on people, economic contracts and business, Anwar added.
He told the audience that a broad-based approach would prevent political interests from dictating bilateral relations in the future.

Enter Malaysia Legally For Good Treatment As Foreign Workforce, Says Envoy
JAKARTA, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Foreigners seeking employment in Malaysia must enter the country legally and will qualify for the good treatment accorded to the foreign workforce, Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Zainal Abidin Mohamed Zain said today.
Their rights as workers could not be guaranteed by the country's laws if they were illegal immigrants, and they would eventually face problems, he said.
"This will result in problems for the Malaysian and Indonesian governments and interfere with the cordial bilateral relations," he said when opening an induction course for 42 Indonesian manpower trainers at a hotel here.
Zainal Abidin said potential Indonesian workers heading for Malaysia should be equipped with sufficient knowledge on Malaysia prior to their departure to reduce problems related to communication, culture and ignorance of Malaysian laws.
He said that in Malaysia, efforts had been taken since Nov 1 2005 to have compulsory induction courses in the countries supplying the foreign workforce to ensure that foreign workers understand the conditions in Malaysia to be able to work in peace and comfort.
On the cases of abuse of Indonesian workers, Zainal Abidin said he had asked the Malaysian authorities and the courts to expedite the hearing of highly publicised cases that could undermine bilateral relations.
"Nevertheless, it must be understood that the process of law takes time as justice must be upheld," he said.
Meanwhile, head of the Indonesian National Labour Placement and Protection Agency Mohammad Jumhur Hidayat said he appreciated Malaysia's initiative to conduct the training.

tunku : when you were the deputy prime minister what have you done about it?? now that you are a dirt you talk like a cow said that Malaysian authorities should send Indonesian migrants violating their visas home rather than jailing them, would you bear the cost of it? first of all, the Indonesian who wants to come in should enter legally, not illegally.We Malaysian has always treat them good,even to the extent some of the Malaysian protects the illegal anwar, don't try to be hero in indonesia, may be you should consider getting their citizenship and contest the election there as you are only a dirt in Malaysia.when
the malays here has stop supporting you,you tried gaining the support of non malays.when the non malays dont look at you, you try getting support outside malaysia.i pity a dirt like you but you deserve it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Umno Youth To Focus On Election Preparations At Assembly

SEREMBAN, Oct 28 (Bernama) -- Umno Youth will beef up its preparations for the next general election at the party's general assembly, scheduled next week, to ensure a bigger win for the Barisan Nasional (BN).
Its deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin said Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein would focus on the movement's preparations for the general election in his policy speech at the assembly.
The movement would also take the opportunity to debate on some of the successes achieved in the past five years for the benefit of the second echelon leaders, he told reporters after attending a workshop on the National Agriculture Convention 2007, where he was one of the panel members, here today.
He said Umno Youth had succeeded in building a strong and united movement under Hishammuddin's leadership.
"I hope delegates will not raise issues that touch on racial and religious sensitivities.
"We have to be cautious, not to be over-zealous, as we have to consider the sensitivities of other races while championing the Malay agenda.
"There are ways in which we can deliver our message in pursuing our agenda without hurting the feelings of others.
"We cannot use the Malay agenda as an excuse because the BN represents all the people," he said.
Khairy expects issues on agriculture to be the main topic when discussing the economy at the assembly.
"I hope the discussion will focus on specific measures for Umno to forward to the government to develop the agriculture sector, especially in the economic development corridors," he said.

tunku : what kayjay is not telling is the government is in dilemma right now whether to call for early election or just wait till it terms expires.early election will means that anwar would not be able to contest but with the rising of goods price especially early next year where petrol,toll etc prices would increase. for sure the opposition will bank on this issue as their top priority to fight the government in the next general for anwar factor, i guess if the government thinks that he is a threat then they're STUPID as anwar is FINISHED.he's no longer a threat but more to a clown nowadays.Abdullah "will likely want to capitalise on improving economic sentiments and recent by-election successes of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition" and go to the polls sooner than later.But many believe that the modest inflation figures do not reflect reality. As consumers feel the pinch from high costs and stagnant wages, they add, there is a growing sense that prosperity is on the decline."The headline numbers look strong but our feedback is that on the ground, people are not happy. A lot of consumer items may not be captured by the CPI.

ACA doubts Anwar’s sincerity in video clip case

KOTA KINABALU: The Anti-Corruption Agency has questioned Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sincerity in wanting to help in investigations to verify the authenticity of a video clip purportedly showing a senior lawyer “brokering” the appointment of judges.
Anwar had filed an application in the High Court to set aside the order issued by the ACA asking him to hand over the original video clip.
ACA director-general Datuk Ahmad Said Hamdan said: “If he really wants to help, then why is he getting a court order to stop us from getting the full 14-minute clip?”
Ahmad Said, who was here to present excellence awards to 21 ACA officers and staff in Sabah, said without the original and complete video clip, the investigations could not be completed.
So far, the agency has recorded the statements of 12 people, including those mentioned in the seven-minute clip which was made public.
Ahmad Said said those interviewed said the clip was “inaudible or not clear”.
"Thus, it was difficult for the us to fault them as we don’t have the original copy. Without it we cannot verify the authenticity of the video clip,” he added.

tunku : what you expect from anwar, he's a liar and a traitor.those who falls with his words a simply morons.he is just like a clown in a circus.

Sensitive issues a no-no at Umno general assembly

SEREMBAN: Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin has expressed his hope that delegates would not bring up sensitive issues at the party’s general assembly scheduled to be held next week.
“I hope delegates will not raise issues that touch on racial and religious sensitivities. We have to be cautious, not to be overzealous, as we have to consider the sensitivities of other races while championing the Malay agenda.
“There are ways in which we can deliver our message in pursuing our agenda without hurting the feelings of others. We cannot use the Malay agenda as an excuse because the BN represents all the people,” he told reporters after attending a workshop on the National Agriculture Convention 2007, where he was one of the panel members, here yesterday.
Khairy expects issues on agriculture to be the main topic when discussing the economy at the assembly.
“I hope the discussions will focus on specific measures for Umno to forward to the Government to develop the agriculture sector, especially in the economic development corridors,” he said.
Khairy also said Umno Youth would beef up its preparations for the next general election at the assembly to ensure a bigger win for the Barisan Nasional. – Bernama

tunku : it's ok not to raise issues that touch on racial and religious sensitivities but what about the current leadership? i bet that is what kayjay meant, don't touch on the leadership issue, anyone who touch it can say goodbye, nothing will be offered to you.just accept the leadership and worship them then you will success.Is that what we want and expect from our representatives?

Tun Dr M doing well at home after being discharged

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is recuperating well, a week after being discharged from the National Heart Institute (IJN).
His daughter, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, said that the former Prime Minister had gone for a routine follow-up at the IJN yesterday.
“Everything is very good. He is relaxing,” she said.
Dr Mahathir was discharged from IJN last Sunday, 50 days after admission on Sept 2 for his second coronary bypass surgery on Sept 4 and another operation for wound infection on Sept 22.
Warm greetings: Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali greeting staff members at IJN while he was there for his routine follow-up yesterday. — Bernama
The number of visitors allowed was still limited, she said.
A post on her blog http://www. last week said that cards and letters to Dr Mahathir could be addressed to the Perdana Leadership Foundation, No 1, Jalan P8H, Precinct 8, Putrajaya, 62250 Wilayah Persekutuan.
“They will get to him, I promise,” she wrote.
Another posting related how Dr Mahathir was able to walk “pretty fast” to another room for his morning check-up at home.
She added that he had also walked downstairs to see a relative who had come to visit him.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Abdullah's Administration Committed To Fighting Graft

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 26 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian government under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is bent on eradication corruption, said Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan.
Mohd Sidek said that there were adequate laws in the country to combat the scourge but more needed to be done in terms of enforcement.
"Abdullah's administration will give added impetus to this (enforcement)," he told reporters after launching a guidebook for the hiring of expatriate workers, here today.
He said this when asked to comment about the sweep being made by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on errant government officials and others pertaining to the abuse of government funds highlighted by the Auditor-General in his 2006 report.
The report contained a litany of abuses in government departments and agencies in procurement dealings resulting in losses in the millions for the government.
As of yesterday, 17 people mostly civil servants were detained by the ACA over the matter. Four of them have been charged in court for making false claims.
Mohd Sidek said such problems could be prevented at the source if the relevant personnel at the ministries and agencies concerned observed existing rules and regulations pertaining to procurement.
However, he said only a few "black sheep" out of the 1.2 million civil servants in the country were involved in such activities.

tunku : corruption and abuse of power are at its best at the moment.The recent sweep being made by the ACA on errant government officials and others pertaining to the abuse of government funds highlighted are just a show off before the election.Remember before the last general election how this issue was played? Its election time.....

Friday, October 26, 2007

Anwar Failed To Meet Video Clip Deadline, Says ACA

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 (Bernama) -- The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) said Thursday that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim failed to meet the deadline given to him to surrender the original recording of a video clip purportedly showing a prominent lawyer trying to broker the appointment of judges in 2002.
In a statement issued here shortly before midnight Thursday night, it said the original recording was to be submitted by him to the ACA by Thursday (Oct 25), failing which he is liable to court action Under Section 59 of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997.
The statement added that the onus lay with Anwar to deliver the clip at the ACA's headquarters in Putrajaya and not ask ACA officers to come to his office to get it.
According to the ACA, the clip Anwar wanted to hand over was only a copy in the form of a 'pen drive' of the missing eight minutes of the original, which is 14 minutes long.
Anwar had earlier provided the ACA with a copy of a video clip lasting six minutes allegedly showing the lawyer having a conversation with a senior judge regarding judicial appointments. He claimed to have left out the eight minutes to protect the sources who had given the recording to him.
The ACA also denied that its action to get the original recording was politically motivated as alleged by Anwar. It is assisting a three-man independent panel set up by the government to verify the authenticity of the video clip.

tunku " for those who knows who anwar is, they'll understand why anwar failed to meet the dateline as he is full of craps.i wonder where are those evidences he claimed few years ago(the wrong doing of government leaders especially Tun Mahathir)he had and will reveal it.anwar is history.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Wishing all my visitors SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI .
Drive carefully during this festive season and help the poors.
Pandu Cermat Jiwa Selamat.
May Allah shower us with His blessings.

p.s i'll be off for 2 weeks.

Rafidah anggap remeh -- Isu Azalina tanding Ketua Wanita UMNO

KUALA LUMPUR 8 Okt. – Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz menegaskan, sokongan terbuka UMNO Bahagian Cheras kepada Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said untuk menentangnya dalam pemilihan Ketua Pergerakan Wanita UMNO pada pemilihan parti akan datang adalah ‘perkara remeh’.
Rafidah yang memimpin Wanita UMNO sepanjang 19 tahun sejak 1984, dengan hanya terlepas kepimpinan pergerakan itu selama empat tahun kepada Datuk Dr. Siti Zaharah Sulaiman antara 1996 dan 2000, enggan memberikan komen panjang lebar mengenai sokongan terhadap Azalina.
Katanya, beliau tidak berpeluang membaca laporan muka depan akhbar Utusan Malaysia hari ini mengenai isu sokongan terhadap Azalina kerana sibuk bermesyuarat.
‘‘Saya tidak mahu komen. Isu itu terlalu remeh untuk diperkatakan. Saya tiada komen.
‘‘Saya pun tidak baca surat khabar lagi sebab bermesyuarat sehari suntuk di Putrajaya bersama Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,’’ katanya ketika dihubungi Utusan Malaysia di sini petang ini.

Rafidah berkata demikian ketika ditanya mengenai sokongan UMNO Bahagian Cheras yang disuarakan oleh Ketua UMNO bahagian itu, Senator Datuk Wira Syed Ali Alhabshee supaya Azalina dicalonkan bertanding jawatan Ketua Wanita UMNO dalam pemilihan parti akan datang.
Menurut Syed Ali, Azalina, 44, merupakan calon yang layak untuk menerajui dan membawa pembaharuan kepada sayap UMNO itu kerana menteri Kabinet yang mempunyai latar belakang bidang undang-undang itu adalah ‘seorang yang berpendirian serta berani dalam berpolitik’.
Azalina ketika mengulas sokongan tersebut semalam menyatakan keutamaannya pada masa ini adalah untuk mengekalkan kedudukannya sebagai ahli Majlis Tertinggi (MT) UMNO.
Pemimpin yang masih bujang itu berkata, adalah terlalu awal untuk beliau memberi sebarang kenyataan mengenai soal pemilihan parti.
Rafidah, yang anak sulungnya kini telah pun berusia 41 tahun, menjadi Ketua Wanita UMNO pada tahun 1984 pada umur 41 tahun selepas mengalahkan Datin Paduka Zaleha Ismail (kini Tan Sri) dengan kelebihan 71 undi.
Pada pemilihan 1996, beliau yang pernah menjadi pensyarah ekonomi di Universiti Malaya tewas kepada Siti Zaharah ketika mempertahankan jawatannya, tetapi bangkit semula dalam politik UMNO dengan menumpaskan Siti Zaharah dalam pemilihan merebut jawatan itu pada 2000.
Rafidah menjadi Ahli Parlimen sejak tahun 1978, sepenggal sebagai wakil rakyat kawasan Selayang sebelum memenangi kerusi Parlimen Kuala Kangsar selama enam penggal berturut-turut.
Sementara itu, Naib Ketua Wanita UMNO, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil menegaskan, beliau tidak pernah berubah dengan pendirian politiknya iaitu menyokong Rafidah sebagai ketua sayap UMNO itu.
‘‘Prinsip saya dalam perjuangan politik ialah saya tidak lawan ketua. Saya tetap menyokong Rafidah sebagai Ketua Wanita UMNO,’’ ujar Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat.
Apa yang paling penting, tegas Shahrizat, ialah Pergerakan Wanita UMNO yang mempunyai keahlian lebih satu juta itu perlu dipastikan berada dalam keadaan stabil dan berupaya menjalankan tugasnya menjelang pilihan raya umum akan datang.
‘‘Pergerakan Wanita UMNO begitu stabil sekarang dan menumpukan 100 peratus perhatian kepada kerja-kerja pilihan raya.
‘‘Soal pemilihan parti tidak menjadi perhatian kami,’’ tambah Shahrizat.
Ketua Wanita UMNO Bahagian Ampang, Dr. Rozaidah Talib juga berada di belakang Rafidah.
“Adalah tidak manis bagi sesiapa menyatakan hasrat bertanding jawatan Ketua Wanita UMNO sedangkan pemimpin sedia ada tidak memberi sebarang petanda mahu mengundurkan diri,” katanya.
Rozaidah yang merupakan Ahli Parlimen Ampang menyifatkan langkah UMNO Bahagian Cheras menyatakan sokongan terhadap Azalina seakan-akan mahu menyingkirkan Rafidah.
‘‘Cakap-cakap macam itu seolah-olah hendak singkirkan Ketua Wanita UMNO sedangkan beliau tidak memberi petanda mahu mengundurkan diri.
‘‘Kami tetap menyokong Rafidah. Kami masih menghormatinya dan mahukan pemimpin seperti beliau terus memimpin Wanita UMNO,’’ katanya.
Rozaidah menambah, dalam hal ini, beliau tidak menentang Azalina tetapi memikirkan mengenai pentingnya hierarki parti yang sedia ada dihormati.
Azalina ialah bekas Ketua Puteri UMNO yang bertanggungjawab menubuhkan Puteri UMNO pada tahun 2000 sebagai satu inovasi pendekatan bagi memberi peluang kepada wanita muda Melayu menyertai parti itu.
Beliau dipilih sebagai Ahli Parlimen Pengerang dalam pilihan raya umum 2004. Selepas pilihan raya itu, pada usia hanya 40 tahun, bintang politiknya menyinar apabila beliau terus dilantik menganggotai Kabinet Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Sungguhpun latar belakang Azalina itu memberikan tarikan kepada politik, Rozaidah berkata: ‘‘Mereka (pemimpin Wanita UMNO sekarang) masih ada di situ. Oleh yang demikian, perkara ini (menyuarakan perebutan jawatan) adalah sesuatu yang tidak manis.’’
Utusan difahamkan, Exco Wanita UMNO mengadakan pertemuan dengan Abdullah di Putrajaya hari ini.

tunku : wow so Cheras Umno wants azalina to be the wanita chief because to them she is brave, well for me azalina is not brave but "tough" woman.....she looks "tough" to me(nampak keras).everyone knows that she will fight for the seat one day but to my amaze why now, when the deputy wanita chief shahrizat is the one who suppose to be the next wanita chief and most of all rafidah still the chief and have not announce of retirement. or maybe the boss has indicated that azalina is the next chief?it's easy to have someone who will always say "yes" to you.why don't anyone support other candidates than khairy to be the next umno youth leader? have any guts(ada berani kah)? to me a wanita chief should be a woman who are married or have been married, have family(children),then only the person is suitable to be wanita chief.pity shahrizat,beware of azalina.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tun Dr Mahathir Transferred To Bunga Raya Ward Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been transferred to the Bunga Raya ward from the Intensive Care Unit of the National Heart Institute (IJN) at noon Monday.
The IJN said in a statement here that the doctors were happy with the former prime minister's progress and will continue with post-surgery rehabilitation including chest and muscle strenghtening exercises.
"Dr Mahathir has also been able to walk unaided since Sunday," said the IJN.
Dr Mahathir, 81, underwent a wound debridement surgery at the IJN on Sept 22 which was carried out by the same team of consultant surgeons who performed a second coronary bypass operation on him on Sept 4.
Despite being transferred to the normal ward, the IJN still limits visitions to immediate family members in order to give the former prime minister adequate rest in between physioteraphy sessions.
His son, Datuk Mokhzani told reporters at the IJN that his father was getting better and `improving a lot'.
"He is not going to be discharged today. It looks like we will be here for Hari Raya. Insya Allah, he will continue to improve and strengthen," he said.
Dr Mahathir's daughter, Datin Paduka Marina in her blog said her father had spaghetti marinara, salad, fruit and pudding for lunch after being transferred to the normal ward.
She said his moving up to the Bunga Raya ward was good enough for the family and Marina also posted some photos of his father on her blog,
"I dashed to the IJN and found a whole press scrum downstairs. It seems that someone had told them that dad would be discharged today. Not quite true! But for the moment, the move up to the fifth floor (normal ward) is good enough for us," she said.
Marina said her mother, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali visited the mechanical heart girl, Tee Hui Yi this morning.
"She's awake, looking good and even holding two thumbs up in triumph. Her parents are by her side and beside themselves with joy," she said.


Saturday, October 6, 2007

Toll Increase, If Any, Won't Burden The People - Samy Vellu

JELI, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- The government has given an assurance that any highway toll rate increase will not burden the people.
Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the ministry was currently studying all proposals before the matter was brought to the Cabinet for a final decision.
"As the minister in charge, it's wrong for me not to conduct the study (on toll charges) but I'll make sure that the well-being of the people will be taken into consideration," he said after attending the launch of a project to upgrade Jalan Jeli-Jelawang-Gua Musang here yesterday.
Several parties such as the Malaysian Trades Union Congress and the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations have urged the government not to increase the toll rates for eight highways next year.
Samy Vellu said that at the same time, the government had to be responsible for the agreements inked with highway concessionaires allowing toll rates to be reviewed after a certain period of time.
"What we want to achieve is a win-win situation whereby the people won't feel the pinch while the concessionaires will be a satisfied lot," he said.
Samy Vellu also said the findings of the study on the proposed toll rate increase would be submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after Aidilfitri.
"We don't want to disturb anybody during this fasting month. All we care about is how to lessen the burden of the people," he said.
The ministry is allocating RM70 million for the road upgrading exercise which will take two years to complete.

tunku : first the news came out that there will be no increase in toll and now it says that if any, it won't burden the people. how on earth would the increase won't be a burden to the people? please explain mr samy vellu.ever single item price is increasing.the transportation sector(bus and taxi) too wants to increase their price from 100% to 600% which is ridiculous, but i believe the government will let it be increased by 50%, then the government said that we care for the public, thats why we only allows 50% increase.end of the day the people who suffers.

Organ Donation Not Against Islamic Teachings

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- Muslims should not be apprehensive about organ donation to help others in need as it does not contravene Islamic teachings and in fact, deemed "harus" (proper).
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin said that more than 30 years ago, the National Fatwa Council had stipulated the guidelines on organ donation based on four considerations.
The first consideration is that the situation is urgent, whereby the patient's life hinges on the organ transplant which is felt to have a good chance of being successful.
The second consideration, such as in the case of a heart transplant, is that the donor must be confirmed dead.
The third consideration is that there is no element of trade or sale and purchase of the human organ, and lastly, permission must first be obtained from the organ donor or the donor's family in the case of sudden death, like in a road accident.
Dr Abdullah said it was also allowed and proper in Islam for Muslims to help save the lives of non-Muslims by donating their organs for transplant.
"We had issued the `fatwa' (edict) on organ transplant at the National Fatwa Council's deliberations on Oct 1 and 2, 1970, and the issue was again discussed in 1973.

"It was decided then that the transplant of human organs such as heart and eyes are allowed in Islam and deemed proper.
"The `fatwa' in still applicable, so there's no need for a new fatwa on the issue," he told reporters in response to prevailing doubts among Muslims over organ donation.
The difficulty in getting organ donors had resulted in 14-year-old heart patient Tee Hui Yi having to wait a year for a heart transplant.
The girl had only one more year to get a donor as the mechanical heart fitted to her could only last two years.
On the deviant group, Al-Arqam, which is believed to be active again, Dr Abdullah said the state religious authorities had been told to monitor its activities.
He said the Internal Security Ministry could also take action against the movement in certain situations, like detaining the members under the Internal Security Act if they were found to be a threat to national security.

tunku : it's better to donate your organs which could save lives rather than letting it be cremated or eaten by ants.

Hui Yi Stable After Second Heart Transplant

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- "Mechanical heart" girl Tee Hui Yi is stable after undergoing a seven-hour second transplant at the National Heart Institute (IJN) today.
Chief Cardiothoracic surgeon Datuk Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub said the second transplant was performed by the team headed by him and Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery Clinical director Dr Mohamed Ezani Md Taib.
The same team performed the first transplant yesterday.
"Hui Yi is stabil, her heart condition and heart beat are satisfactory, but she is still in the intensive care unit," he told reporters.
Dr Mohd Azhari said they were not happy with Hui Yi's heart beat and her blood pressure was erratic after the first transplant.
"We believe Hui Yi's body resistance rejected the first transplant. This rarely happens but it can happen as it happened to Hui Yi though the patient and donor blood was compatible," he said.
He said the IJN has been trying since last year for a donor heart and was grateful to God for getting two heart donors in two straight days.
Pressed for details about the second heart donor, Dr Mohd Azhari said: "Please respect the family's privacy at this moment of grief. Please don't enquire the details of who they are."
An English daily reported today the second donor was a mechanic from Johor Baharu who was also killed in a road accident.
The first donor was a 15-year-old Malay boy who was killed in a road accident in Ipoh on Wednesday.
The 14-year-old Batu Pahat-born Hui Yi, kept alive by a "mechanical heart" since September last year, received a new lease of life after undergoing a heart transplant at IJN yesterday.
The donor heart was brought to IJN from the Ipoh Hospital via an RMAF mercy flight.

tunku : i guess Hui Yi is a very lucky person, she got the second heart within 24hours after the first heart transplant was not satisfactory.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Albukhary Dialysis Centre offers free treatment for the poor

ALOR STAR: The RM2.2mil Albukhary Dialysis Centre which offers free treatment to the poor irrespective of race or religion is arguably the biggest run by a non-government organisation.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak praised it as a fine example of corporate social responsibility.
“I hope this centre will be a landmark that we can be proud of. It reflects noble efforts to ease the public's burden,” he said when opening the dialysis centre at Albukhary Medical Centre here yesterday.
The centre will have 36 dialysis units, a treatment room and four dialysis bays. It is expected to be opened to the public soon.
He lauded Albukhary Foundation chairman Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary for setting up the free facility covering 1,000sq m next to the Albukhary Mosque.
“Such contribution is in line with Islamic principles to care for those who are less fortunate,” he said, adding that the centre was fully funded by the foundation.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, who was also present, said out of 14,000 kidney patients in the country now, 2,500 were undergoing dialysis treatment.
The number of kidney patients was expected to increase to 20,000 by 2010, he said.
“Although all government hospitals and district clinics provide dialysis services, it is not enough,” he said, adding that 40% of patients sought dialysis treatment at government hospitals while 30% depended on facilities offered by non-profit organisations.
He said the government provided RM20mil to assist NGOs run dialysis centres last year and that the cabinet had recently approved an RM44mil allocation.
At a breaking-fast ceremony at the Albukhary Mosque's compound later, Najib lauded Syed Mokhtar for the RM600mil Albukhary complex that comprised a majestic mosque, hostel for orphans, a senior citizens’ academy, the Albukhary Medical Centre, dormitories, medium standard hotel suites, and a shopping complex.

tunku : may Allah bless Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar. Hope that more and more rich tycoons like him will follow his footstep.he is known as mr charity and very down to earth person.if the billionaires in malaysia could set up a free dialysis centre in all the states, just imagine how good life would be for the kidney patients especially the poors.

RMAF Mercy Flight To Johor To Take Donor's Organ

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) carried another mercy flight to ferry nine medical officers from the National Heart Institute (IJN) to the Johor Baharu Hospital to perform a surgery to retrieve an organ from a donor.
A statement from the RMAF tonight said the medical officers were flown to Johor at 8.45pm on a CN 235 aircraft from the Subang Air Base to the Senai Airport in Johor Baharu to perform the operation on a donor who had been confirmed as being brain dead at the Johor Baharu Hospital.
The medical officers involved were Dr Mohamad Ezani Md Taib, Dr Sivakumar Sivalingam, Dr Suhaimi Kadiman, Dr Arifin Marzuki Mokhtar, Ahmad Joliadi Mohamad, Mohamad Ripin Yusof, Noorsalina Othman, Azliza Adam and Siti Nor Dayana Mohd Noh.
The aircraft from the No 1 SKN Detachment was flown by Capt Baharom Jaimun with Major Abd Wahab Ayub as co-pilot and Air Quartermaster Flight Sergeant Mohd Rafi Palman and Flight Sergeant Aznita Abd Latif.
The statement said the same aircraft would also be used to bring all the medical officers back to Kuala Lumpur and they are expected to arrive about 2.30am.
Yesterday, the same aircraft was used to bring the heart from the Ipoh Hospital which was donated by a Malay youth who had died in a road accident to be transplanted into Tee Hui Yee, 14, to replace the mechanical heart which she had been using since September last year.

tunku : thanks to the donor and the family members. thanks to our RMAF guys and big thanks to our dedicated IJN's staffs. they are really working hard, just last night(3rd Oct) they rush to ipoh and did op on two patients last night and again tonite(4th oct) to johor bharu and will do the op again tonight. MAY ALLAH BLESS THEM.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

'Mechanical Heart' Girl Undergoes Heart Transplant At IJN

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- "Mechanical heart" girl Tee Hui Yi, who received a donor heart Wednesday, underwent a heart transplant at the National Heart Institute (IJN) here this afternoon.
She was operated on by a team of heart surgeons, assisted by special nurses, since 10pm last night.
After spending the last 12 months at IJN and surviving with the help of a mechanical heart, the 14-year-old received the heart from a 15-year-old donor who was killed in a road accident in Ipoh yesterday.
A 13-member medical team comprising heart surgeons and special nurses were flown to Ipoh Hospital last night to operate on the donor to retrieve his heart, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek told reporters.
The donor not only donated his heart but also his lungs, liver and kidneys with the consent of his family, he told reporters after being briefed on Tee's heart transplant by IJN's Chief Executive Officer Razif Mohd Yunus and Medical Director Datuk Seri Dr Roba'ayah Zambahari.
Dr Chua said the donor's lungs were also transplanted on a 39- year-old patient.
"Two transplants were done simultaneously today. I can imagine how a dead person can save many patients who are waiting for organs," he said.
Dr Chua said Tee's heart transplant was quite risky as she has been hooked to a mechanical heart powered by a 9kg battery since a year ago.
"Since she has been waiting for a donor heart for too long, it has affected her health and appetite," he said.
The Batu Pahat-born teenager has been appealing for a donor heart since a year ago as the life span of her mechanical heart will expire in September next year.
Dr Chua said he was happy Tee finally received a heart donour and was thankful to the donor's family who set a very good example in the country.
"The family members have asked the donor's name be kept confidential. We respect their wish.
"The donor's family is exemplary. They have noble intentions when they agreed to donate the organs. I hope Malaysians realise if there are no donors, many patients awaiting organs will die," he said.
Dr Chua said it was disheartening that despite many fatal accidents occurring in the country every year, the number of organs saved for donation was negligible due to disagreement from victims' families.
The nation needs about 1,200 kidneys, 450 hearts, 450 corneas and 200 livers a year to save patients' lives, he said.
Thanking the media for the extensive publicity given to Tee's plight, the minister said the publicity blitz had indirectly created awareness among the people on the importance of organ donation.
Dr Chua said his ministry would intensive promotions to boost public awareness on organ donation, particularly in convincing family members or the donor's next-of-kin, many of whom are opposed to organ donation.
He said every single procedure in signing up as an organ donor or as a recipient would be done professionally and according to ethics.
"One of the problems faced by the ministry is that though many pledge to donate their organs, when they die, their family members object.
"Up to June, 108,000 people have pledged to donate their organs. Nevertheless, only 25 people donated due to family objections at the last minute," he said.

tunku : Thanks to Allah , at last one live could be save. Al Fatihah to the donor who died in a road accident. More and more malaysian should donate their organs should they die.Thanks to the family of the donor who consent it.

Tun Dr Mahathir continues to improve

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is still warded at the National Heart Institute's (IJN) intensive care unit continues to show improvement, even enjoying home-cooked food, following surgery recently.
IJN, in a statement Thursday said Dr Mahathir, 81, was spending more time sitting up as he continued to gain strength to recover after 11 days in post-surgical rehabilitation.
"He is now able to consume home-cooked food as it is vital for Dr Mahathir to continue to get good nutrition to build his strength.
"IJN doctors are happy that his parameters continue to be stable and he will continue to be warded at the ICU," it said.

PETALING JAYA: He is looking less like a post-operation patient and more like a regular one, says Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir of her father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
This is “really a blessing,” she said in her blog
“Mum is reporting that everything is going OK in the ICU,” she noted.
Her mother Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali had ensured that Dr Mahathir gets a good sleep by putting on some subliminal music.
“You know, the sounds of the sea, whales, running streams, that sort of thing.
“Apparently it works so well that she and the night staff tend to nod off even faster than dad!” Marina said.
She added that Dr Mahathir had “a very Kedah flavour” for breakfast as he tucked into “kekaras with toasted almond slices and hot milk”.
She described kekaras as “a kind of crispy biscuity thing.”
Recuperating Dr Mahathir Savouring Home-cooked Food

IsTun Mahathir Asia's next gourmet baker?

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters Life!) - After introducing gourmet croissants to Malaysia, a national politican icon is now cooking up an invasion of Southeast Asia of the baking kind.
Tun Mahathir Mohamad plans to turn his Japanese-style bakery business into a chain with outlets throughout the region, his business partner said.
The 82-year-old politician, who is currently in hospital recovering heart bypass surgery, is chairman of the firm operating "The Loaf", Malaysia's first fancy bakery and which opens its second, and biggest, outlet this week.
"I think we can go to Singapore at the end of 2008 and Jakarta, Bangkok, Phuket and Bali in 2009," Jiro Suzuki, Tun Mahathir's Japanese partner, told Reuters.
"It will be either through franchising or joint venture," said Suzuki, speaking at the new two-million-ringgit ($588,000) outlet in Kuala Lumpur's swanky shopping belt of Bukit Bintang, The Pavillion.

"Ultimately, we will go for the initial public offer within five years," he said, adding that the 334 sq metres flagship store could be profitable within two years.
Unlike existing Malaysian chains, "The Loaf" offers about 100 kinds of premium bread, pastries and muffins prepared by a Japanese chef using traditional Japanese baking techniques.

The first store, on the northern resort island of Langkawi broke even within a year of opening in July 2006, Suzuki said.
Malaysians eat mainly noodles, nasi lemak or rice cooked with coconut and roti canai, a type of flatbread, for breakfast.
At The Loaf, patrons pay 5 ringgit for breakfast croissants, but a French bakery in a Japanese department store across the street charges less than half that amount for its version.

Tun Mahathir himself has been sampling some of his bakery's offerings while in hospital, his family said.
"We've been getting deliveries at the hospital and Dad's enjoyed the creme caramel for dessert a couple of times," his eldest daughter, Marina, wrote on her Internet blog.
Tun Mahathir drew inspiration for the shop from his favourite Tokyo bakery called "Johan".
Tun Mahathir had some business experience before turning to full-time politics, running a medical clinic and petrol kiosk. He retired in 2003 after 22 years in office as prime minister.

photo courtesy of jinggo

tunku : way to go Tun, wish best of luck and hope that one day The Loaf will be a successful brand through out the world.this is what we call WALK THE TALK.will be visiting and eating there hopefully in 2 weeks time.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mr Clean Poem

i received this poem from a friend, quite interesting.

This is a story about Malaysian society
Where the different races supposedly live in harmony
In 2003, came along a PM by the name of Badawi
Who led his party to a resounding election victory.

This is a PM whose promises are many
All his slogans are equally catchy
As a result, many people are taken in completely
By his humble and Mr. Clean personality.

First among his chief promises is to combat corruption immediately
That has everyone applauding loudly
But until today, all the major cases are still one big mystery
Lack of evidence or is he fooling us secretly?

Not long after, he introduced Islam Hadhari
Some complained there is only one version of Islam from the Almighty
Anyway, what is it all about, no one knows exactly
Except for some broad points outlined in theory.

Then, he said we need to cut our budget deficit quickly
Which started the dismantling of Tun M's legacy
This caused us to hear about the crooked bridge flip flop story
With all the accusations, what is fiction and what is reality?

By his own admission, his son is extremely wealthy
Because he controls a listed company by the name of Scomi
Was once implicated in the shipment of banned components to a Middle Easterncountry
But his son claimed ignorance and that's the end of the story.

He also has a son-in-law by the name of Khairy
Not elected but is UMNO Youth's deputy
Got entangled in the merged Avenue-ECM Libra entity
Which happened right under the nose of the PM-led Finance Ministry.

Then, we came across a foreign newspaper reporting factually
Of his adventure to see a yacht at a faraway place somewhere in Turkey
This is not true, he said insistently
But I don't see the newspaper issuing any apology.

Next, came the jet on the itinerary
Bought or leased, he is lucky that Malaysians are not financially savvy
The jet is also for the Agong's use, he said publicly
I wonder whether the Agong requested for one specifically?

Later, we read of his holidays in an Australian city
Staying in a mansion owned by someone whom an old man named as PatrickBadawi
We shouldn't be so critical if he was only away temporarily
Except for the fact that there was a major flood in our own territory.

Then, we get the case of Proton disposing off a subsidiary
Not for a large amount but for a mere penny
Many think behind the deal something's very fishy
Tun M's pet project is certainly going awry.

Overall, crime rates are going up highly
Confidence in our police is at its lowest historically
But the IGP got his tenure extended easily
He must be thinking everything's hunky-dory.

He has also been busy launching economic regions lately
Trying to attract foreign investments into the country
Sadly, some are saying that the northern development is benefiting a crony
While others argue the southern one will end up as LKY's colony.

You see, I can go on and on about this indefinitely
Because it is easy and I do not need to create any of them individually
They are all plucked from the web where the stories about him is a plenty
From promoting judges unfairly to always being sleepy.

Actually, I am just an ordinary Malaysian who cares about her country
And I have to state that I am not against him or his policy
For I do not care who is the Perdana Menteri
As long as the person is capable and thrustworthy.

Focus on Dr Mahathir regaining strength, says Mukhriz

KUALA LUMPUR: It has been four weeks since former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad underwent his second coronary bypass operation on Sept 4 and he is apparently making positive progress.
His son, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said his family was optimistic with Dr Mahathir's progress in his post surgical rehabilitation process as he continued to be in the intensive care unit of the National Heart Institute.
"We are happy with his progress. We thank everyone for their kind prayers for his speedy recovery. If possible, continue with the prayers. He has some way to go before he is fully recovered," he told reporters after a press conference on the Malaysian Franchise award ceremony here Tuesday.
Mukhriz, who is Malaysian Franchise Association president, said his mother, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali was still in IJN to be by his father's side and she only left the institute once when his brother (Datuk Mokhzani) held a simple breaking of fast ceremony in conjunction with Ramadan.
Mukhriz said according to the doctors, the focus now was for Dr Mahathir to regain strength following a subsequent surgery to treat a wound infection on Sept 22.
"He is not too picky with his food. As long as he eats 2,000 calories a day, the doctors allow it. He eats a lot of bread, porridge, ice cream, jelly, eggs and nutritional drinks," he said.
Asked whether Dr Mahathir would be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri in IJN, he said: "Seems that way."
On whether the public could visit his father then, Mukhriz said it would not be appropriate because IJN was a hospital.
"It is better to wait until he fully recovers and go home. At that time, we can hold a kenduri kesyukuran (thanksgiving ceremony). He is not the only patient in IJN. We have to respect other patients."
Mukhriz also advised the public not to easily be taken in by rumours about his father's death circulated via SMSes.
He said they should get updates about his father's progress through media reports, IJN's press statements and his sister Datin Paduka Marina's blog (
"I received a lot of SMSes from people who conveyed their condolences. Some of my friends asked about my wellbeing following the rumours and I replied that it is untrue.
"What's even more moving was that there were also people crying over the phone. I had to console them and explain to them that they were all rumours," he added.
Mukhriz said he was puzzled by the spread of the rumours because IJN issued statements either on a daily or weekly basis, while his sister updated her blog either daily or every two days.
"We will not lie about our father's condition," he added.
On why such SMSes spread, he said: "This is not something new. Previously, when my father was ill, there were similar SMSes. I think it is ill-intent. It is also because of the people's habit of forwarding SMSes without checking the source."
Dr Mahathir's first coronary bypass was carried out in 1989.
In her blog, Marina mentioned her father's moods could be likened to the seven dwarfs - grouchy, grumpy, whiny, snarly, whatever-ly, smirky and sometimes smiley.
His nurses complain that he only smiles for other people and not for them and in response, he does a small smirk. I remind him that a smile means both sides of the mouth have to be upturned and he gives me a grimace."
She said Dr Mahathir persuaded the ward sister to bring him homemade capati and plain dhall for lunch on Monday and on Tuesday he requested for chicken chop from the Lake Club Putrajaya and kway teow soup from the family's cook.
She added her father also enjoyed deliveries of creme caramel for dessert sometimes.

tunku : we have been praying for Tun's well being and will continue to do so.Insyaallah,Tun will be back soon,healthy and charged up.It seems that Tun will celebrate hari raya in hospital ward, our doa are always with you Tun.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Nurin's murder case: Police release photofits

The photofits of the man and woman (below) that the police are looking for to help with investigations on the murder of Nurin Jazlin.
KUALA LUMPUR: Photofits of a man and a woman, both said to be locals, were released by police in connection with the kidnap cum murder of eight-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin.
Federal CID director Comm Datuk Christopher Wan Soo Kee said the photofits were produced with descriptions given by the public.
"The duo can help shed light on the case and assist us in investigations," he said at Bukit Aman on Tuesday.
"The man is aged between 35 and 40, 168cm in height and has fair complexion. The man went to housing areas in Bangsar, enquiring about renting a room for him and his daughter.

"He approached numerous house owners several times around the time Nurin Jazlin went missing," he said.
On the woman's photofit, Comm Wan said she is in her 20s, 153cm tall and with shoulder length hair.
"She was seen near the dark blue sports bag in which Nurin Jazlin's body was found at a shoplot in Petaling Jaya Utama on Sept 17.
"The woman was seen in the afternoon, a day before we found Nurin Jazlin's body," he said.
He urged those who remember seeing anyone in that area fitting the description and carrying the bag on Sept 16 and 17 to contact the police immediately.
When asked if a child pornography syndicate was behind this, Comm Wan said police are investigating all possible angles.
He said police believe the culprit/s could be also responsible for the Kampung Baru molest cases as findings of both cases have similarities.
However, he refused to reveal the details.
Since June this year, the "Kampung Baru molester" is wanted in connection with the molest cases of two girls, aged five and six.
Promising them an ice-cream if they helped locate his missing cat, the suspect took the girls away on his motorcycle.
The girls were then molested and had brinjals forced into their private parts before they were released several hours later.
Comm Christopher also confirmed the four men detained in Shah Alam in connection with Nurin's case last Thursday were released at 4pm on Monday.
He refused to reveal why the four aged between 27 and 35 were released even though their remand period was for a week until Oct 4.
"We are still waiting for their DNA test results but we have released them based on other evidence," he said.
Comm Wan said this leaves only the 23-year-old Indonesian woman detained on Saturday.
The bag in which Nurin Jazlin's body was found inside. Anyone who remembers seeing the woman or man (in the photofits) carrying this bag around the Petaling Jaya Utama area, should call the police.
The woman had been detained at a stall in Nilai, about 15km from the Seremban rest area, where a girl who resembled Nurin had been reportedly seen on Sept 5.
"(The Indonesian woman) is being detained at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) where doctors are trying to retrieve the subscriber identification module (SIM) card that she swallowed when she was taken to court for remand," he said.
Comm Wan however refused to reveal how, the woman, an illegal immigrant, was connected to the case.
The woman is believed to have sent SMSes to a police hotline number, claiming Nurin Jazlin was in her custody, days after the girl went missing near her house.
Nurin Jazlin, a Year Two pupil of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak, went missing on Aug 20 when she went to the night market near her house by herself.
Her badly bruised body was found stuffed in a sports bag in Jalan PJS1/48 in Petaling Jaya on Sept 17.
The post-mortem revealed she had been sexually assaulted with a cucumber and brinjal.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Tun Dr Mahathir Can Sit, Eat Better - IJN

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad continues to make progress in his post-surgical rehabilitation process, the National Heart Institute (IJN) said Monday.
IJN said he was now strong enough to sit on a chair and eat better.
"Doctors continue to focus on improving his nutritional status to build his muscle strength before he is put through more exercise sessions," IJN said in a statement.
Dr Mahathir continues to be warded at the intensive care unit and only immediate family members are allowed to visit him.
Dr Mahathir, 81, underwent a wound debridement surgery at the IJN on Sept 22 which was carried out by the same team of consultant surgeons who performed a second coronary bypass operation on him on Sept 4.
Meanwhile, his daughter Datin Paduka Marina said her father had requested to have his meal in private without doctors standing around watching.
She said in her blog that Dr Mahathir's meal this morning comprised scrambled eggs and bread, yoghurt, prune juice and coffee.

Aussie docs call for rewards after MAS incident

MELBOURNE: An Australian doctor left her family to attend to three sick passengers on a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight to Kuala Lumpur.
As a reward, she wanted an upgrade but MAS said no. And Dr Matilda Metledge has shot off a bill to MAS for services rendered.
Her actions have now sparked a debate over whether doctors should be rewarded for providing services during flights.
The Australian Doctor magazine reported that Dr Metledge had to leave her young family to attend to an elderly man and a woman who were vomiting, as well as another who was causing a disturbance, on her flight.
After being given toiletries and pyjamas for her services, Dr Metledge asked for an upgrade but was refused.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is asking international airlines to provide incentives for doctors whose travels are ruined by treating fellow passengers.
AMA public health committee chairman Assoc Prof John Gullotta told the Herald Sun newspaper he also had three recent flights ruined because he had to treat passengers, and felt airlines were taking doctors for granted.
“It is a bit unfair to expect doctors trying to get away on holiday to be always available and render assistance,” he was quoted as saying.
“Obviously we have to do that as part of our Hippocratic Oath and sense of well being, but the airlines have to take a bit more responsibility.
“On most flights, you are going to have at least one doctor there. So by having an incentive upfront and saying that if you want to be on call, you can have an upgrade or be paid for the time you are on call, every one else can relax.”
AMA suggested airlines adopt a process where doctors could declare themselves when buying a ticket and state whether they would like to be on call or not.
But Medical Error Action Group spokesman Lorraine Long told the newspaper that treating sick people was a doctor’s obligation, not something to do for a reward.
“If you are a doctor travelling on a plane and you help someone, isn’t a ‘Thank you’ sufficient?” she said.
MAS officials could not be reached for comment. – Bernama

tunku : there's no more good deeds nowadays, everything good deeds have to be rewarded, what has happened to our world. as a doctor yo should assist anyone in emergency case or whenever you are needed without hoping to be rewarded. for the case above, the MAS has given some token of appreciation that is some toiletries and pyjamas but no this aussie doctor want an upgrade(maybe to business class) and when he was turned down he gave MAS the bill for his services.there's no more humanity in this doctor i guess.SHAME ON YOU DR.MATILDA METLEDGE.YOU HAVE INSULTED YOUR PROFESSION.