Saturday, October 29, 2011

The effort to promote Malayu language as Lingua Franca in Asean

Malay Can Become Asean's Lingua Franca

Indeed, Malay Can Become Asean's Lingua Franca if every ones in the region feel that it's a better, if not best, communication language than some of the established international languages like English, French, German, and even Japanese or Korean was once widely promoted. However, the process of transition will take time, and through stages of evolution.

It'd be disappointing attempt if the ambition is built from pure racialism, and so-called regionalism, as great culture usually did not emerge in one day.

While the language users, academicians, and promoters are still hard at work to produce Malayu words that trying to match up with the pace of technology advancement, and the rapidly changing world, we must admit that our language is still very much in state of struggle that we seem are seen chasing others than being followed.

We should be in reality pursuing nationalism, or regionalism, while putting equal effort in internationalism.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

These are what I like to see government do in their endeavour to cut their spending positively

Published: Tuesday October 25, 2011 MYT 7:58:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday October 25, 2011 MYT 8:21:30 PM
Call for government departments, agencies to cut their spending

Yes! They should indeed cut their spending, but not at the expense of causing degradation of basic services, and facilities, to the people, and the overall minimum requirement, or performance, of the government.

They should have Cost-Cutting Committees, from the district level all the way to the Ministry level, in order to come out with policy, and subsequently come up with the management or governance plan. Special considerations should be taken into account on regional, territorial, or some unique areas to achieve the ultimate goals of COST-CUTTING.

The cabinet should temporarily halt all mega projects which are less critical to the needs of the people, and of less strategic to the country.

However, maintenance should be placed at higher priority with emphasis on upgrading the services and in the direction of higher efficiency and productivity.

Meanwhile, more revenues for increasing government coffer should be seriously look into and put to action in the highest priority. Government should encourage more creative and ingenious way to boost revenue and cut costs (for the government departments as well as private sectors and individual) without incurring on its own people.

Whoever can achieve these will be a good government indeed, and shall have the praise and applause from the people even after they are no longer in office. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011