27 February, 2010

Why would locals want to work in Nasi Kandar joints?

Are Malaysian too picky for their own good? Or there is something lacking in the Nasi Kandar and Mamak business? Some do wonder why locals do not want to work at these places. But do the business owners realize that perhaps they do not offer enough opportunities?

No doubt if given the right amount of pay rate many would come flocking to work at Mamaks and Nasi Kandar Restaurants. However there is only so much money can be offered, and I dont think these places take their worker requirements and standards seriously. Let us take the a fast food joint as an example. Why do local want to work at Mc Donalds, Burger King and others? The starting pay is not that good but there are benefits and career prospects.

Now, what does say.... ABC Nasi Kandar has? 3 working shifts, open throughout the year, no proper employee enhancement program, let alone a structured promotion policy. But some of these Mamaks have multiple branches. Some as far up North all the way down South. Revenue is i bet higher than some established fastfood franchise and still employs foreigners with meager skills and even worse communication.

Now if these eateries were to just change their policies slightly and manage their worker professionally then I but slowly locals will start to take notice. Especially to those who are interested in the business. All it takes is a little effort.

22 February, 2010

BN & PAS: Same difference.

BN wants Kelantan. Pas has and still wants Kelantan. That is old hat news, so what is the same difference am I talking about? Actually I am referring to the news on BN's "New Strategy" to obtain Kelantan and leave PAS wondering what happened. The boffins of BN decide to call it 2B. Sounds more like a pencil than an actual strategy itself. However what BN claims that this strategy would work because PAS is having it's own internal problems.

BN somehow diagnosed that PAS has bugs in the form of cronyism, nepotism, and corruption. Who else would be more of an expert at that to diagnose that the opposition party has those problems but BN right?

They do seem upbeat (BN) because a recent political lecture saw 5000 people attending. Mind you, BN supporters wont even turn up unless they at least get something FOC. So the yardstick of 5000 in attendance makes BN feel very optimistic. That is however just a fraction of a fraction of PAS supporters. In fact from what I know, PAS political lectures gets attendance by the thousands every time.

Not that I am a PAS supporter myself but, I am very sceptical with just a spur of brilliant political strategy (or con job, whichever one would look at it) would shift Kelantan to favour BN. If it was just that simple, BN could have done it a very long time ago. But we all know too well that they failed terribly and perhaps they would chalk up another failure soon.

"Majulah politik untuk negara"


18 February, 2010

Lotus F1 revives Malaysian F1 Dreams.

It looks set now that Malaysians can once again be proud to be associated to the FIA F1. Not too long ago we had a shot in the form of Alex Yong but with some problems obtaining sponsorship the exit was done quietly.

Now the think tank of Air Asia Tony Fernandes and our own young blood race driver Fairuz Fauzy of the Mofaz empire, we Malaysians can be proud watching the race on weekends. So what if Fairuz is just a test driver, many top F1 drivers started as test drivers for F1 development teams before graduating into the race proper teams.

However I am very much puzzled by Petronas who opted to sponsor Mercedes instead of Lotus. Lotus is Proton owned thus makes perfect sense to support local interest. Anyway, after the first test run it all seems alright for a team that about 7 months back was just a wet dream. Looks like when we Malaysians put our foot down to do something it pretty much happens.

Honestly I can't wait for the season proper to start. I dont really care if Lotus is at the bottom of the point rankings, but at least they can finish every single race in the 2010 season. That alone is a pretty awesome achievement.

04 February, 2010

The Trial: The Sequel

This is like a bad sequel. In fact it is a very bad sequel even before the idea of a sequel started. It is bad to have been charged in court for sodomy once... now Anwar goes trough it all over again. I think that is a world record there.

Something that I figured over such cases is that it must be a trend thing. Not enough with just normal adultery, we just have to go one step higher.... Sodomy. I would not pass judgement since there is no point until proven guilty but the possibility can't be denied too. It's like show business.... we have powerful politicians in the so called case of Brokeback Mountain. If this was Hollywood the production would be in epic proportions.

Happily said the accused seems not bothered. Why should he? It is a sequel, so it would be a piece of cake. However this time around I think the public knows that this is a tiring and long case. Chasing semen, swabbing asses and testing mattresses.... every single towel inspected. But what is this all for? Just to send one old man away for a long time? How much will it cost to keep this case running?

Trust me, no one would care. It is just another Anwar Sodomy case. We heard that once too many times already. Can we move on now? Seriously..... I think there are single mothers who are more deserving to get child support than this back breaking case.