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    Skali to put unemployed ICT grads to work

    Posted by CJCM on 7th October 2007

    By STEVEN PATRICK

    KUALA LUMPUR: If you are an ICT (information and communications technology) graduate and having a hard time getting a job, e-business specialist Skali has an offer for you.

    It will train you and give you a job in the Managed Portal Services (MPS) project, which involves the maintainance and upgrading of the 102 state government and 471 federal government websites.

    Skali announced that it was awarded the six-year project, which is worth RM258mil, on Wednesday and has openings for 4,000 graduates in its training programme.

    Through the programme, called Spike (short for Skali Pioneers and Innovators in Knowledge Economy), the company hopes to help unemployed graduates further develop their ICT knowledge and become entrepreneurs.

    “The trainees will undergo practical training in multimedia and business, programming, IT networking systems, and project management,” said Aimi Aizal Nasharuddin, president of Skali (also known as Alam Teknokrat Sdn Bhd).

    During the first three months, the trainees will be paid an allowance of RM500 per month. Once they reach apprentice stage, they will receive salaries of between RM1,200 and RM4,000, depending on their level of skill and competency.

    The training will be conducted at MPS support centres in Selangor, Terengganu, Kedah, Pahang, Johor and Perak, and has already started with a group of 300 graduates.

    Applicants should surf to www.spike.com.my for more information.

    Aimi said that at the end of the contract period, more than 400 companies would be set up to take over the managing of the government websites.

    “The graduates we train will get the opportunity to become entrepreneurs because they will be encouraged to form those companies,” he said. Skali will also outsource other work to them.

    There is an estimated 8,000 unemployed ICT graduates in the country, out of an overall 150,000 graduates in total looking for jobs.

    According to Skali, the lack of working experience and “very bad English” are the main reasons why there are so many unemployed ICT graduates.

    “If they sign up for Spike, we will be upfront and tell them where they are going wrong so that they can improve,” said Skali co-founder and group CEO Tengku Farith Rithauddeen.

    The programme, he added, is also designed to push these graduates out of their comfort zone so that they will start to strive for themselves.

    Source: Star Online

    Popularity: 10% [?]

    Posted in IT Related, Malaysian, News | No Comments »

    National Broadband Implementation Plan

    Posted by CJCM on 21st July 2007

    More homes to get broadband

    PUTRAJAYA: The national high-speed broadband implementation plan is targeting 50% of Malaysian households to have broadband Internet access by 2010.

    Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said currently, only 12% of the 5.5 million households that had online access were broadband users.

    Source: [Star Online]

    Read how I feel about this here in my other blog.

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    Popularity: 17% [?]

    Posted in Broadband, Malaysian, News | 1 Comment »

    AirAsia to offer in-flight mobile communication services

    Posted by CJCM on 24th June 2007

    AirAsia maybe just a low cost carrier, but it will be the first in Asia to offer in-flight mobile communication services to its passengers.

    The service will be deployed across AirAsia’s entire fleet beginning early 2009, following a signing of a memorandum of understanding recently between it and mobile service provider OnAir at the Paris Air Show.

    “Users of the service will also be able to send e-mail via their Blackberry devices or smartphones during flights,” said the spokesman.

    Now, everyone with mobile devices can communicate with AirAsia… well done Tony. But please make sure your airplanes reach the destinations on time.. will you?

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    Read [Star Online]

    Popularity: 18% [?]

    Posted in Malaysian, News | No Comments »

    Malaysian government may cancel broadband licenses

    Posted by CJCM on 16th April 2007

    You may be asking why do they want to to that? I think that because someone screwed up… and considering the parties and technology involved, the extent of damage possibly done, I’d say some one had comitted a big time screw-up. The government had issued four licenses to four service providers to operate on the 3.5-Gigahertz (GHz) frequency, only to find out that it had interfered with the operations of the Measat-3 communications satellite.

    Are these guys telling us they didn’t know about the potential problems? Come on guys… you can do better than that.

    On Thursday, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said use of the 3.5GHz frequency by the wireless broadband service providers was interfering with the operations of the Measat-3 communications satellite.

    He blamed the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which had given out the licences, for the predicament.

    Measat-3 also uses the frequency, which is employed by the broadband service providers to offer fast wireless Internet access to the corporate sector, as well as other related services.

    The other 3.5GHz frequency licence holders are Airzed Broadband Sdn Bhd, TM Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd, EB Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd, TTDotCom Sdn Bhd and Atlas One, according to the MCMC website.

    So another finger pointing will just show how capable these people are in carrying out projects of national interest. Malaysia Boleh!!

    Read [Star Online]
    Read [Jeff Ooi]

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    Posted in Broadband, IT Related, Malaysian, News | 1 Comment »

    Pikom’s PC Fair 2007 in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted by CJCM on 9th April 2007

    The Pikom’s PC Fair 2007 kicked off last weekend in Penang, Malacca, Sabah, and Sarawak. This weekend the much awaited event will be held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Center for folks in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. You would not want to miss this weekend if you are looking for great bargains of computer products.

    Kingston will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center so you wil have another reason to bring the family there. There will be lots of fun there with lucky draws, scratch card contest and instant prizes to be won. Share with us what did you buy at this year’s PC Fair.

    PC Fair 2007 (I) Dates and Locations:

    6 - 8 April 2007
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Penang International Sports Arena
    Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900 Relau
    Mahkota Parade Melaka
    Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka
    Dewan Masyarakat Sandakan
    Jalan Leila, 90000 Sandakan
    Dewan Masyarakat Tawau
    Jln Bakau, 91000 Tawau
    Level 5, Permata Car Park Building, Kuching
    Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching

    13 - 15 April 200711:00 am - 9:00 pm KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur (Route Map)
    Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50888 Kuala Lumpur
    City Square Johor Bahru
    Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru
    Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh
    Jalan Stadium Perak, 31400 Ipoh
    Summit Shopping Complex, Batu Pahat
    Jalan Bakau Condong, 83000 Batu Pahat
    Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan
    Jalan Tun Ismail, Sri Dagangan, 25000 Kuantan

    20 - 22 April 200711:00 am - 9:00 pm Dewan Milenium, Kepala Batas
    Bertam, 13200 Kepala Batas
    Dewan Perbandaran Taiping
    Jalan Taming Sari, 34000 Taiping
    Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre
    Power Road, 96000 Sibu
    Miri Indoor Stadium
    Jalan Sukan, 98000 Miri
    Dewan Dato’ Hormat, Tanjong Karang
    Tanjong Karang, Kuala Selangor
    Dewan Jubli Intan, Muar [carried forward from PC Fair 2006 (III)]
    Jalan Arab, 84000 Muar

    Popularity: 67% [?]

    Posted in IT Related, Malaysian, PC Fair | 2 Comments »

    CJCMedia Network is loking for Malaysian city bloggers

    Posted by CJCM on 1st April 2007

    CJCMedia Network, Malaysia’s premier blog networkCJCMedia Network had launched four of its network blogs. Check it out here:

    Street-IT by Arman
    Web Programming by Arejae
    Musing Mother by Elviza
    Woman vs Sports by Junita

    In the mean time, CJCMedia Network is looking to expand it network to cover Malaysian cities. If you live in any of the Malaysian state capitals, have passion for writing and would love to tell the world about the cities you live in, check out how you can partner with CJCMedia Network.

    If you are not from Malaysia, don’t despair. CJCMedia Network is not all about Malaysian bloggers. We are also looking for international bloggers. Tell us what you would like to write about and we will consider.

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    Posted in Blogging, CJCMedia Network, Make Money, Malaysian | 6 Comments »

    Introducing CJCMedia Network, Malaysia’s premier blog network

    Posted by CJCM on 24th March 2007

    CJCMedia Network, Malaysia’s premier blog networkEver since I got myself into blogging sometime in August 2006, I am totally hooked into it. What had initially been blogging just for fun had turned into something that is both fun and rewarding. Within a relatively short period of time, I have transformed from a hobby-blogger to semi-pro blogger .. :) having secured blogger positions for sites such as Gadgetell, Profy (Note: I have ceased to be an author there), Techzoogle and lately Kuala Lumpur is Home, a Home Turf Media blog.

    My involvement with Home Turf Media, a brand new city-based blog network, had sparked new interest in me in the area of setting up and managing a blog network. After some serious thinking and much research on the internet, I finally decided to launch my very own blog network. As a result, 12th February 2007, CJCMedia Network was born, although the ground works for the network had been going on for weeks prior to that.

    CJCMedia Network, the first Malaysian blog network I believe, is a proof of my committment and passion for blogging. My ambition is to spin this Malaysia’s premier blog network into something that all Malaysians can be proud of in the blog network arena. That of course will not come easy as there are a lot of aspects that need to be taken care of in developing the network.

    Although I am currently working to launch several sites authored by Malaysian-based bloggers, CJCMedia Network aims to pool together a network of talented bloggers from both Malaysia and the rest of the world.

    I really hope this network will receive much needed support from everyone especially Malaysians. If you would like to know how you can be part of CJCMedia Network, here is a good place to start. Stay tuned for more news about CJCMedia Network.

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    Popularity: 30% [?]

    Posted in Blogging, CJCMedia Network, Internet, Make Money, Malaysian, News, ProBlogging | No Comments »

    Malaysian will soon be able to enjoy greater mobility with WiMax

    Posted by CJCM on 17th March 2007

    The Malaysian government had awarded licenses to four companies, Bizsurf (M) Sdn Bhd, MIB Comm Sdn Bhd, Asiaspace Dotcom Sdn Bhd and Redtone-CNX Broadband Sdn Bhd, to operate WiMAx networks in Malaysia. Interestingly, they four had beaten some of the big names in Malaysian telecommunication industry such as the heavyweights DiGi.Com Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd and TM Bhd.

    The services are expected to be available to the public by year end. Once these are in operation, Malaysians will be able to surf the Internet at ultra-high speeds from any point in the country, as well as enjoy new or improved Web-based services. Lets hope we can get better sercvices and cheaper rates from these four service providers. I hope they do not emulate my experience with Screamyx.

    Wimax

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    Posted in Internet, Malaysian, News, WiMax | 2 Comments »

    All bloggers are liars: I have nothing to say - Malaysian Tourism Minister

    Posted by CJCM on 15th March 2007

    The date was 9th March 07, and the place was Sin Chew, Early Evening edition pp 5… Malaysian Tourism Minister had been quoted as saying “…all bloggers are liars…” and “…8,000 of 10,000 unemployed bloggers are women…”

    Bloggers, especially women, retaliated and salvos were fired from all directions toward the minister.

    Monday 12th March 07, the Minister had been quoted in The Associated Press as saying “I don’t have anything to say.”

    Meanwhile, in the blogosphere, the temperature is set to raise even higher with Rehman Rashid’s statement :

    The local blogosphere is the domain of life-challenged grumblestiltskins and disenfranchised pundits whose asinine maunderings only show why they should never have had day jobs in the first place

    The local blogosphere is the domain of life-challenged grumblestiltskins and disenfranchised pundits whose asinine maunderings only show why they should never have had day jobs in the first place.
    Rumour, inuendo, half-truths and damned lies are their stock-in-trade, and previously sacrosanct standards, principles and ethics are now laughable.
    Are they not entitled to their opinion? Of course they are, as much as everyone is entitled to ignore them. I would venture, however, that everyone has an opinion and a rectum, and not that many seem capable of telling one from the other.

    Read on:

    Mind thy words Mr Rehman, Elviza
    Give us a break, Rehman, Nuraina A Samad
    Terlajak perahu boleh di tarik Cerita Ibu
    Rehman Rashid’s rectum, Susan Loone
    Ku Nan and I, Rocky’s Bru
    I don’t have anything to say right now - Tengku Adnan, Elizabeth Wong
    Nila Tanzil vs Malaysian Tourism Minister: A different perspective, CJCM

    I wonder… why is the war against bloggers? When will the war ends? Anyone?

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    Popularity: 18% [?]

    Posted in Blogging, Malaysian, News | 1 Comment »

    Bloggers are liars…??

    Posted by CJCM on 11th March 2007

    A Malaysian Minister had branded bloggers as liars…. he also said of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women. I am not sure whether he meant these 10,000 bloggers are Malaysian or not but he certainly rocked the boat. As blogger, I feel sad, disappointed and angry. Granted… there is always a bad apple in so many apples, but I think Tengku Adnan is wrong in the way he responded to Nila Tanzil’s report on her dissapointing experience with the Tourism Ministry officials recently. I have written about this in more detail in my other blog.. please let us know your thoughts… as readers and bloggers.

    Below is the transalation by J-Talk on the newspaper article from Sin Chew:

    Tengku Adnan: Bloggers are Liars
    80% are Unemployed Women
    updated:2007-03-08 20:11:32: MYT

    (Kuala Lumpur) The Tourism Minsiter Tunku Adnan lashed out today (Mar 8, 2007) that all bloggers on the Internet are liars, out of which 80% are unemployed women.

    “All bloggers are liars, they cheat people using all kinds of methods. From my understanding, out of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women.”

    Tengku was addressing the media at the 2007 Malaysia GP Sales when he was asked about allegations made on a blog by a female TV presenter. The guests present were shocked at first, but burst into laughter.

    He said he may lose some female voters but did not retract his statement or indicate that he was just joking.

    He said that bloggers spread rumours, disrupt social harmony and many bloggers are slanderous and are cheating people with their blogs.

    “All bloggers are not in favour of national unity. Our country has been successful because we are very tolerant with each other, if not, there will be civil war, the Malays will kill the Chinese, the Chinese will take revenge and kill the Malays, and the Indian will kill everyone.”

    He urged the rakyat not to simply trust bloggers, and gamble our future away because the achievement we gain in the 50 years of independence is not an easy task.

    “We have to show the world our positive attitude, if the world learn to be as tolerant as us, the world will be peaceful, without war or civil war.”

    He said that the tourism ministry has been promoting the country for the rakyat’s benefit, not just to benefit his own ministry.

    He stressed that the Malaysian tourism industry is now in a critical moment as the competition from the neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines will be stiffer and Malaysia must respond proactively.

    Source J-Talk

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    Popularity: 17% [?]

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