Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 31st January 2020

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The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 31st January 2020: 259 dead, 252 recovered and 11,374 confirmed cases (the latest as at todate is 12,027 confirmed cases). The number of deaths has jumped by almost 52% compared the day before.

Compared to 30th January 2020, the fatality rate as at 31st January 2020 had actually increased from 2.07% to 2.28% whilst the recovery rate had improved from 1.74% to 2.22%. Unfortunately the confirmed cases are increasing at a steady 40% per day. Image source: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering
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Malaysia 101: When Taxpayers’ Money Hits The Palace’s Fan

Istana Negara Palace Malaysia

(The old palace is already looking majestic and we have already spent millions on it but we went ahead to construct a new palace. We end up looking like dungus but what the heck, we been in that situation before. The new palace looks good on paper but the volume of abuse and mismanagement of funds to build it makes the whole affair end up looking too ugly. Image source: Tok Ey Ai)

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PM’s Lelong, Lelong

This post in Malaysiakini is just too good to be missed a read:-

‘DEAL OR NO DEAL’ FALLS FLAT

By Mariam Mokhtar

As they say, politicians are like nappies – they should be changed often and for the same reasons. Yesterday, the people of Sibu made history when they elected DAP and rejected BN.

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What so new in NEM? – Part 2

(Bakri Musa’s posts been interesting and thought provoking all the time. Image source: http://alifbata.net/)

For those who have not read M Bakri Musa’s excellent post on NEM titled “NEM and NEP – Only One Letter Different!” you should give a read – it is interesting and thought provoking.… [Click to read the rest] “What so new in NEM? – Part 2”

Anwar Ibrahim: 40 Reasons

The trial against Anwar Ibrahim is still on-going so it is not fair to comment on the charges against Anwar until it has been deliberated and determined in a court of law.

(The man in focus – Anwar Ibrahim. Image source: http://syahrilkadir.wordpress.com)

And yet, this piece of post titled “40 reasons why the sodomy charge against Anwar is too ridiculous to believe” by one Malaysian Spring makes an interesting read to those sitting on the bench and is wondering how the case will turn out to at end of the day.… [Click to read the rest] “Anwar Ibrahim: 40 Reasons”

Quote of the Week

(The man who told the Government to go and screw itself. Image source: http://pinkturtle2.wordpress.com)

RPK in his Malaysia Today post:-

It takes stubborn bastards who dare tell the government to go fuck itself to bring changes to this country.

Many wisdom men have kept their silence and have let the country to go to the dogs.… [Click to read the rest] “Quote of the Week”

1Malaysia & Civil Servant Composition

This is something worth reading…

(Malaysia has one bloated civil service – is there anyway to improve the delivery process? Image source: www.asiancorrespondent.com / Malaysiakini)

As was posted in Malaysia Today couple days ago:-

By Dr Lim Teck Ghee & Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam

This was written as a commentary in response to an article by Datuk Shagul Hamid Abdullah, Director-General of Biro Tatanegara that recently appeared in a national daily.

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On Break

(Good thing I brought tripod for the camera – sunset by the seaside is simply too beautiful to be missed – higher resolution here)

It has been a relaxing weekend for me and the family – a quick trip to sea side resort, good food and revival of upgrade work for my car (major works on this have been planned and hope to complete in 1 month time) before finishing my short break in Malaysia and fly again.… [Click to read the rest] “On Break”

Time’s 2009 Top 25 Blogs

Time Magazine names the following as the top 25 blogs “in the world, spanning politics, housekeeping, astronomy and everything in between” for the year 2009:-

  1. Talking Points Memo
  2. The Huffington Post
  3. Lifehacker
  4. Metafilter
  5. The Daily Dish by Andrew Sullivan
  6. Freakonomics
  7. BoingBoing
  8. Got2BeGreen
  9. Zen Habits
  10. The Conscience of a Liberal: Paul Krugman
  11. Crooks and Liars
  12. Generación Y
  13. Mashable
  14. Slashfood
  15. Official Google Blog
  16. synthesis
  17. bleat
  18. /Film
  19. Seth Godin’s Blog
  20. Deadspin: Sports News without Access, Favor, or Discretion
  21. Dooce
  22. Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
  23. Said the Gramophone
  24. Detention Slip
  25. Bad Astronomy

Click here for details and why

Read Also

Top 10 of Everything

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FAQ Updated

(You will never know when you can go missing in action and leave the blog to collect dust.)

I read this ‘concern’ in Visithra’s blog couple years ago (I can’t recall the date and title of the post but I think it was sometime when we had the last tsunami)…

For sometime now, I have been wondering on the same question – how my readers know that I am dead or have quit blogging abruptly?… [Click to read the rest] “FAQ Updated”

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