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The kid who wants everything spotless and shiny.

I heard a hilarious story recently.

A kid who was obsessed with cleanliness literally wants everything to look spotless and shiny.

She would try to pull down the ceiling fan cause she couldn’t reach the upper part to clean it. The result was that the father had to buy a new fan because she bent the current one. Her mum asked her to help out with washing the vegetable but ended up with a crushed dinner because she was washed them as if they were clothes. Her mum was extremely furious though.

Lastly, the kicker. She went to visit her uncle’s house. Outside the house there was this small pond with a fish inside. The fish is black, the pond is dark and looks dirty. She thought “poor thing, all black, let me clean you up” She nonchalantly grab some Fab detergent and started pouring into it. When the uncle found out what happened, the fish died. She was very very sad.

After a good laugh hearing the story. I ponder upon the innocence of a child-like belief. The belief that everything in this world should be clean. The belief that a black fish could turn white with Fab. How did we all grow up to be tainted with all the sins and corruption. Is education to be blamed? Is the society today to be blamed?

If only we all stay innocent like a child forever. There will be no war, no tears.

“Sometimes, knowing less is knowing more.”

Malaysia’s Taxi Horror Stories #2

Audrey’s friend who is Malaysian came back from Singapore to visit. She stayed in Bukit Bintang area and they decided to meet up in PJ one evening. She knew the etiquette of Bukit Bintang taxis and insist on finding a taxi that uses meter.

The first taxi she approached offered RM25 to send her to PJ. She kindly turn it down and approached another taxi. The next taxi said RM40. She walked away again and lucky for her, the third taxi agreed to use meter.

Upon arriving destination, she was shocked that the meter showed RM50. She didn’t know that she was in a premium taxi. Should’ve paid RM25 yeah?


Malaysia’s Taxi Horror Stories #1

My dear friend Miss T from Indonesia was back in KL for her convocation. She and her mum and younger sister arrived 1 day earlier and stayed at one of the hotels at Bukit Bintang. The father arrived one day later and opted to stay in Pudu so the ladies would need to go meet him at the new hotel. This means they need a taxi ride from Bukit Bintang to Pudu.

If you’re unfamiliar with Bukit Bintang of KL. It’s the heart of the golden triangle where everyone gathers to eat, shop, loiter or just about anything in KL. They spent a good 30 minutes trying to get a taxi that uses meter to Pudu but in vain. Taxi drivers who notice that they do have luggage even asked for RM50 just to drive them to Pudu from Bukit Bintang. It’s literally walking distance if you minus the inconvenience of a child and luggage.

Refuse to give in to any of the absurd charges the taxi drivers wanted, her mum decided to walk all the way down the street and get a taxi from there. Finally her mum got a taxi that agrees to use meter. That means stopping in front of the hotel of Bukit Bintang before going to Pudu. The taxi driver was absolutely fine till the moment he realized that he has stopped in front of a hotel and there were luggage. He got so furious and came out of the car mumbling in distress.

Miss T immediately signal that there’s a heavy big luggage that needs to be help to put into the trunk. Taxi driver saw but refused to help and continue mumbling louder. Her mum even tripped down while trying to rush towards her to help carry the luggage. Moments later in the taxi. Miss T expressed how upset she was and why couldn’t he helped. He shouted in Malay and my friend couldn’t make up what it was. He then decided to turn the volume of the radio to the max for the whole entire trip. Lucky for my friend, the trip was short.

Upon hearing this story, it’s a tremendous dismay of how much services in general suck in Malaysia. We have absolutely zero courtesy when it comes to serving others. Even if my friend were to call or write in to complain about this matter to the Taxi Service authorities. You and I know that they will most probably ignore this matter and the taxi drivers will continue their hooligan attitude.

“Education is the core to up bring a better nation. Malaysia needs a change.”

Tricky EPF rules to cheat your hard earned money.

Employees should take extra care of this particular rule EPF has. It’s just outright broad daylight robbery.

The EPF Rule
If ONE (1) of your Nominees in the EPF Nominees list dies, automatically the whole arrangement (EPF Nominees list) is VOID. Meaning if, you only put in One (1) name & unfortunately he/she dies before you? Automatically EPF will channel your EPF money to trustee of AMANAH RAYA upon your death.

Even though if you have few names in the EPF Nominees list, – the whole arrangement is VOID & none of the individual names left in the EPF Nominees list will get their portion & automatically EPF will channel your EPF money to trustee of AMANAH RAYA upon your death.

Piece of advice – if any of the your Nominees in the EPF Nominees list dies, please do immediately approach the nearest EPF counter & present the Death Certificate of the individual & register your NEW / LATEST Nominee in the EPF Nominees list + NEW / LATEST percentage.

If, you & the other party (maybe spouse) involved in the same misfortune (accident / illness) that caused death to both yourself / spouse please, please, please alert your siblings / relatives / parents to immediately approach the nearest EPF counter & share the information within 3 days to AVOID all EPF money to be surrendered to trustee of AMANAH RAYA.

Upon surrender to trustee of AMANAH RAYA, your children will have to battle the money thru 3 channels;

  • Majlis Agama
  • Pejabat Tanah
  • Mahkamah

EPF’s Response
If a member has more than one nominee and one of the nominees dies during the member’s lifetime, only the portion that was bequeathed to the deceased nominee will be invalid.

Should the member later dies without updating his nomination, the other nominees will receive their portion accordingly. Only the portion that was bequeathed to the deceased nominee will be subject to procedures under ‘EPF savings without nomination’ in which the first priority for the right to claim the member’s savings goes to the nearest next of kin or the appointed administrator of the deceased
member’s estate.

Therefore it is not true that if you, as a member, have named more than one nominee, the entire nomination will be void if one of the nominee dies before you. It follows however that if you have named only one nominee and he or she dies before you, the nomination will be void unless a new beneficiary is nominated.

Please note that you don’t have to produce the death certificate of a deceased nominee to change your nomination. You can change/update your nomination anytime by simply completing a new KWSP 4 (AHL) Form. This will automatically revoke any earlier nomination made.

The information concerning approaching EPF counter within 3 days to avoid EPF savings being ‘surrendered to Amanah Raya’ if no nomination is made or if nominee dies at the same time as the member is not true.

Depending on the amount of savings in the member’s account, if there is no nomination the procedure will be as follows
If member’s EPF savings are less than RM25, 000:

Initial sum of RM2, 500 will be paid to the next of kin.
The balance will be paid after a two-month period from the date of the member’s death.

If member’s EPF savings are more than RM25, 000:

Initially a sum of RM2, 500 will be paid to the next of kin.
The second payment (not more than RM17, 500) will be paid to the next of kin after two months from the date of the member’s death.

The balance of the savings will be paid upon submitting the Letter of Administration/Letter of Probate/Distribution Order/Faraid Certificate from the party that administers estates such as Amanah Raya Berhad or the Court or the Land Office, respectively. The process to obtain these documents is time-consuming and certain fees will also need to be paid. On the other hand, with nomination, no fees need to be paid.

This is precisely why nominating is very important. You should also ensure that you update your beneficiary whenever there are any major life changes such as marriage, additional new members or the death of a nominated beneficiary.

London, I heart you 110% for loving Malaysia!

Dear Malaysians,

As you all know, Bersih 2.0 made a big impact around the World and I’m writing this post to thank the World for supporting us.

If you do not know what Bersih 2.0 is about please watch the video below for a summary.

Our Prime Minister, Najib is having a tour in London as we speak and guess what. There was a ‘flashmob’ at the Intercontinental Hotel, Hyde Park where Najib was hosting a dinner and reports on the peaceful protest at Downing Street and the Lord Mayor’s Office in support of the EO6.

Yellow Submarine

Kuning Kuning Najib Pening

Dato Seri Anifah Aman’s Comments – crank up your volume to listen

More chanting on call to free all detainess

Protest outside Lord Mayor’s office Mansion House


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