Friday, December 6, 2019



Sunday, 3rd November 2019, the ever-bustling city of Kuala Lumpur stood still for one of Nigeria’s finest writers and entrepreneur, King Evans. It was the official presentation of his book, 'spells of irresistible allure' and the unveiling of a new range of fragrances from his company, ‘d'majestic fragrances’ in an event that was said to be ‘An exercise in ‘mixology’.

The event which took place at the Double-tree BY Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, which is situated at the heart of the city attracted the major players in academia, entertainment, business and major movers in the society.

Nigeria’s ambassador to Malaysia, Ambassador Nurudeen Mohammed was on hand to represent the Nigerian government in this very auspicious occasion.

There were representatives from the New Zealand embassy and other countries. The host country of Malaysia was not left out as they were ably represented by people from the education ministry.

The speakers on the launch; Professor Dr Patrick N.Okechukwu, Barrister M.tharuma Ratnam, and Pastor Paul Mandor Bassey (MITG), highlighted their views on the book and why they recommend that everyone should grab a copy because of the inherent lessons and knowledge to be learned from the book which story-line is such a thrilling, moving and motivating one. They also encouraged Nigerians to become innovative and move up beyond their comfort zones.

In his remark, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Ambassador Nurudeen Mohammed, after unveiling the products, called all Nigerians to emulate King Evans in thinking out of the box. He said he was delighted to grace the occasion, hinting that such is the news he wants to hear about Nigerians living in that country. He also informed Nigerians living in Malaysia that the embassy is ready and willing to support all Nigerians who are making positive impacts in that region. He encouraged King Evans and pledged the support of the consulate.

The chairman of the occasion, Chief Francis Njoku admonished all Nigerians to live up to their billings by being good ambassadors of the country where they came from and desist from everything that gives Nigeria a bad name . he thanked King Evans for standing out and being a good representative of Nigeria in Malaysia.

He spent his time researching each of them and knew what their personal habits were. He charts them in this book. He outlines what works. If you want a quick, easy read, If, however, you are willing to take your time, plot your coarse and take full guidance from Evans himself, then use this as a guide and develop your own Mastermind Group and thrive.

The chief host, King Evans was delighted to have people from all works of life converge to witness that epoch-making event and thanked God for making it a huge success.

King Evans who has been described as an intellectual introvert has been a scriptwriter, song writer, film producer and an innovative entrepreneur with awesome leadership skills.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Eating sago worms

Fancy a meal that wriggles in your mouth?

KOTA KINABALU: Eating sago worms for the first time can be a nightmarish experience, but many quickly acquire a taste for them.
Whether served alive, stir-fried, cooked in soya gravy or drowned in a bowl of hot congee on a cold day, the larva of the sago palm weevil has come a long way since its debut in the Pulau Tiga Survivor Island game show in 2000.
This wriggly worm, known to locals as “butod”, has become a commercial hit and is one of Sabah’s tourism food brands.
Butod has been popularised by the Sabah Tourism Board as an ingredient in dishes for those looking for adventure in exotic food. They are also used in team building challenges such as in eating them raw.
Sago worms, which can grow to the size of the human thumb, can be found in sago trees, many of which grow in the Papar, Penampang and Kuala Penyu districts.
Butod is said to be high in protein and fat. When eaten, its chewy skin bursts to release a creamy texture.
A Penampang resident, Terence Dolinting, said rapid development in his district had greatly reduced the number of sago trees.
“Butod used to be sold cheaply,” he said, “but I recently bought a worm for RM2.”
He said some restaurants selling authentic Sabah food in Kota Kinabalu were of late finding it hard to get their supplies.
However, Quinie Chin, who works at a Kota Kinabalu restaurant that serves butod as one its highlights, said she had no problems with supplies because she could depend on a number of suppliers.
“The only trouble is that I get less during the rainy season and the price tends to fluctuate. If a supplier raises his price, I will usually source them from other suppliers to keep the cost down.”
She said her restaurant usually needs about 500 sago worms a month for sushi, pizzas and salads.
She agreed with those who would consider food served with butod as bizarre, but said the worms were a hit with many of her patrons, including tourists. “We see them daring each other to eat the live worm.”

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Human rights apply to all, EU tells Malaysia over Selangor Shariah ‘unnatural sex’ conviction

Human rights apply to all, EU tells Malaysia over Selangor Shariah ‘unnatural sex’ conviction

Mogherini called for the men to be released immediately, and for the human rights of LGBT persons to be guaranteed and protected according to Malaysia's international obligations. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The European Union (EU) chided the Selangor Shariah High Court for sentencing five men for “attempting sex against the order of nature” last week, saying the punishments are a breach of their human rights.

In a brief statement, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said the Universal Declaration of Human Rights applies to everyone, even the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
“Caning — a form of corporal punishment — constitutes a breach of their human rights, and is a cruel, inhumane and degrading practice, and a form of torture,” Mogherini said through her spokesman.
“The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons are protected under existing international human rights law and relevant international conventions.
“The principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights apply to all human beings without distinction of any kind,” the statement added.
The EU also called for the men to be released immediately, and for the human rights of LGBT persons to be guaranteed and protected according to Malaysia's international obligations.
The five were convicted under Sections 52 and 28 of the Selangor Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment 1995 after charged with attempting to conduct sexual relations with one or more men in an apartment at Bandar Baru Bangi, around 9.30pm on November 9 last year.
Four of the men aged 27 to 37 were fined RM4,800, six months imprisonment and six strokes of the cane. Another 42-year old man was sentenced to a jail term of seven months, fined RM4,900, and six strokes of the cane.
A group of 28 progressive civil rights organisations and political parties including Tenaganita, All Women’s Action Society, and Parti Sosialis Malaysia has since noted that the case's presiding Shariah judge Mohamad Asri Mohamad Tahir made numerous prejudiced remarks unrelated to the facts in issue.
The remarks made by Mohamad Asri included stating that people “like them” are difficult to control and must be segregated led the group to conclude that such extremely prejudicial sentiments resulted in unjust sentencing for the five

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Police arrest Namibian man suspected of strangling girlfriend to death in Sepang

Police said the incident was believed to have stemmed from a fight between the suspect and the victim at the apartment before the suspect strangled the victim, believed to be his girlfriend, to death.

SEPANG, Nov 11 — A Namibian man has been arrested to assist with the investigations into the discovery of a dismembered Nigerian woman’s body at an apartment in Cyberjaya last Wednesday.
Sepang district police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Ali said the 26-year-old suspect was detained by a police team from the D9 Unit (Serious Crimes) of the Criminal Investigation Department on the footpath along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, two days after the body was found.
In a press conference here today, Abdul Aziz said the incident was believed to have stemmed from a fight between the suspect and the victim at the apartment before the suspect strangled the victim, believed to be his girlfriend, to death.
In order to dispel the evidence, the suspect allegedly cut off both of the woman’s hands, which the police later found in a rubbish bin on the sixth floor of the same building.
Abdul Aziz said the 33-year-old woman’s right leg was also found to have been almost severed.
“Police also found a knife believed to have been used to maim the victim’s body,” he said, adding that the suspect also had two criminal records of trespassing and posing as a civil servant.
According to him, the investigation revealed that the suspect was a former student at a private institution of higher learning in the Klang Valley, and had been expelled last year.
Abdul Aziz said the suspect, who has been remanded for seven days beginning Nov 9, was believed to have befriended the victim via social media. — Bernama

Sunday, October 13, 2019


 Success percent

Your individual definition of what success is exactly may vary, but many might define it as being fulfilled, happy, safe, healthy, and loved. It is the ability to reach your goals in life, whatever those goals may be.
So what can you do to boost your chances of achieving these things? What are some of the habits of successful people?
There is no single right way to be successful. What works for you might not work for someone else. There may not be a perfect combination of ingredients that can guarantee success, but there are some basic steps you can follow that can improve your chances of being successful in life, love, work, or whatever happens to be important to you regardless of your skin color,country or been disable.

Build a Growth Mindset
Those with a fixed mindset believe that success isn't a result of hard work it's simply a consequence of innate talents. Because they believe that such talents are something people are either born with or without, they tend to give up more easily in the face of a challenge. They quit when things do not come easily because they believe that they lack the inborn skill needed to excel.
Those who have a growth mindset, on the other hand, feel that they can change, grow, and learn through effort. People who believe that they are capable of growth are more likely to achieve success. When things get tough, they look for ways to improve their skills and keep working toward success.

What can you do to build a growth mindset?
  • Believe that your efforts matter. Rather than thinking their abilities are fixed or stuck, people who have a growth mindset believe that effort and hard work can lead to meaningful growth.
  • Learn new skills. When faced with a challenge, they look for ways to develop the knowledge and skills that they need to overcome and triumph.
  • View failures as learning experiences. People with growth mindsets don't believe that failure is a reflection of their abilities. Instead, they view it as a valuable source of experience from which they can learn and improve upon. "That didn't work," they might think, "so this time I'll try something a little different.
  • Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
      tactics for improving your emotional intelligence
  • Paying attention to your own emotions. Focus on identifying what you are feeling and what is causing those feelings.a typical African man will ask in the Nigerian dialect HOW I GO TAKE KNOW MY EMOTION HAHAHA-intelligence
  • Managing your emotions. Step back and try to view things with an impartial eye. Avoid bottling up or repressing your feelings, but look for healthy and appropriate ways of dealing with what you are feeling.
  • Listening to others. This not only involves hearing what they are saying but also paying attention to nonverbal signals and body language.

 toughness and increase your chances of being successful in life?
  • Believe in yourself. Cut out the negative self-talk and look for ways to stay positive and self-encouraging.
  • Keeping trying. Even when things seem impossible or setbacks keep holding you back, focus on ways that you can develop your skills and keep soldiering forward. One of the key habits of successful people is to always look at setbacks or failures as learning opportunities.
  • Set goals. Mentally tough people know that in order to achieve, they need to start by having attainable goals. These goals are not necessarily easy to reach, but by having something to aim for, you will be better able to move forward and overcome obstacles.
  • Find support. Doing things alone can be difficult, but having a strong support system can make things easier. Mentors, friends, co-workers, and family members can cheer you one when things get tough, and even offer advice and assistance that can help you improve your chances for success. 
      How to boost your sense of intrinsic motivation?
  • Challenge yourself. People often find that pursuing a goal that is achievable, but not necessarily easy, is a great way to increase motivation to succeed. Challenges can keep you interested in a task, improve your self-esteem, and offer feedback on areas you can improve on.
  • Stay curious. Look for things that grab your attention and that you would like to learn more about.
  • Take control. It can be difficult to stay intrinsically motivated to pursue a goal if you don't feel that you have any real influence over the outcome. Look for ways that you can take an active role.
  • Don't fear competition. There might be other people out there trying to reach the same goals as you, but this doesn't mean that you should give up. It gives you something to compare your efforts to, and can even help inspire you to keep doing better.


Lower threshold for foreigners only for existing unsold condo units

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says the proposal was made to reduce the supply overhang in condominiums and apartments, amounting to RM8.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The move to lower the threshold for foreigners to buy condominiums and apartments in urban areas from RM1 million to RM600,000 is only applicable to existing unsold units, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng clarified today.
He said this measure, announced in the 2020 Budget, effective from Jan 1 to Dec 31 next year, does not cover new projects that have yet to be launched.
“Existing units that have not been sold are the residential units that do not interest local buyers.
“Hence the relaxation in the price threshold for condominiums and apartments. This will not deprive the rights of local buyers,” he said in a statement today
Lim said the move is expected to benefit the property sector without being detrimental to the interests of Malaysians.
“Local buyers who wish to buy are not being denied their rights. They can buy now so these units will not remain unsold,” he added.
Lim explained that the proposal was made to reduce the supply overhang in condominiums and apartments, amounting to RM8.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019.
“If these units can be sold, it will have a direct effect on the country’s economy,” he said.
Lim added that the finance ministry will monitor continuously the implementation of the measure to ensure it achieves its objective
 In LANGKAWI, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the decision to lower the price threshold was meant to reduce the supply overhang and did not mean that foreigners who bought such properties would be given Malaysian citizenship.
“If the locals want to buy the properties, they can buy it at the same price. We have built so many houses, but they were not sold. When a housing project is not sold, it causes the country to suffer losses.
“We want to get rid of this property overhang … This is a way to encourage sales.
“But if foreigners buy these properties, we will not give them Malaysian citizenship. They can only use them as their holiday homes,” Mahathir, who is also Langkawi MP, told a press conference after attending a briefing on Langkawi’s development here.

List out those condos for foreigners, says Johari

Putrajaya has proposed lowering the threshold for foreigners to buy existing unsold condominium units to RM600,000.

PETALING JAYA: Former second finance minister Johari Abdul Ghani has called for a public list of condominiums that are eligible for foreigners to buy, after the government proposed lowering the threshold for foreigners to buy property to RM600,000.
He said the list of properties that are priced at RM600,000 and above should be made public immediately.
“The location, the number of units, all these information must be made transparent”, he said.
He warned that some developers could abuse the system by raising prices of current property from rm500,000 to rm600,000 to sell to foreigners
However, Johari said he felt the government should not have intervened in the property market.
“Those units were built by developers for the higher-end market. The developers knew what they were going in for.”
He said the government should instead look at rescuing developers who built affordable homes.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng proposed lowering the threshold for foreigners to buy property to RM600,000 when tabling the 2020 Budget last week.
Lim had since said the reduced price would apply only for a year for existing unsold condominium apartments and would not cover new projects.
Meanwhile, Johari said he hoped Putrajaya would also review the proposal to give an allowance for two years to unemployed graduates. He said they should be given cash, to encourage spending and stimulate the economy, instead of the money being credited to their retirement accounts with the Employees Provident Fund.


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