Friday, October 19, 2007

Malam Bangsa Malaysia

The organising team has asked me to make the following announcement.

Event : Malam Bangsa Malaysia
Date : 3rd November, 2007
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Room A, Dewan Sri Pinang, Pulau Pinang.

There will be a charge of RM10 per person to cover rental and refreshment costs.

The event can only accomodate 200 people and attendance is by invitation.

There will be a forum before the social event:

'One People, One Nation’

It is open to all who are registered to attend the get-together later that night.

The forum is scheduled to start at 5pm. Registration starts at 4.30pm.
Speakers for the forum are :

1. Dato Lim Chong Keat (pending confirmation )
2. Khoo Kay Peng ( independent political analyst )
3. Malik Imtiaz Sarwar
4. Haris Ibrahim
5. P.Ramakrishnan (pending)

What you need to do to get an invitation:

Firstly, as places are limited, please be sure that you can attend before you ask for the invitation.

If you are very sure that you can make it, please send an e-mail to

In your email, please provide the following details :

1. Name ( as per IC ) and IC number
2. Contact number
3. A liitle bit about yourself ( where you’re from, what you do ). Also tell us what your feelings are about the last fifty years of independance and what your hopes are for the coming fifty years. Also, share your thoughts on what you think needs to be done to make the aspiration of one people, one nation a reality in Malaysia.

All e-mails will be replied.

All particulars furnished will be treated with utmost confidence.


Anonymous said...


erm ... what is the point of continue forum this and forum that when the prime minister veto the proposal of a single unified political party in this country.

at the end of the day, all initiative started by PGRM remain talk cock sing song session and nothing significant can come about.

Instead, focus on how to weed out UMNO, that we may have more chance to move out


Interesting Experiment By Malaysian Astronaut

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's first astronaut, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha today conducted five experiments in microgravity condition at the International Space Station (ISS).

The first was the spinning of the Malaysian traditional game gasing (top), where he attached a string to a 95-gramme top made of aluminium and let it spin in mid-air in horizontal and vertical positions for less than a minute.

In the second experiment, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar pressed a pack containing strawberry juice which came out within seconds in a jelly-like substance floating in mid-air. He later used a spoon to scoop the floating jelly and put it into his mouth.

The third experiment involved the mixing of oil and water in a square-shaped crystal box with the substances mixing well in microgravity condition. In normal situation oil floats on top of water.

In his fourth experiment Dr Sheikh Muszaphar showed the audience on earth how a yo-yo would swing in microgravity condition. Under normal circumstances, a yo-yo goes up and down when in play but in a microgravity condition, the yo-yo goes up, down and to the front as well.

In his last experiment, he showed the differences in velocity of three balls of different sizes, travelling in microgravity. The balls appeared to have moved in slow motion during the experiment.

The video conference about microgravity with the Malaysian astronaut was telecast live by Astro and watched by students brought specially to the National Science Centre here. It was also attended by Deputy Education Minister Datuk Noh Omar and Deputy Science, Technology and Innovations Minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha.

During the 10-minute session, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar wore a short-sleeved batik shirt, the Jalur Gemilang hanging proudly in the background. Kong also asked Dr Sheikh Muszaphar what was his biggest challenge at the ISS. Dr Sheikh Muszaphar replied that it was sleeping in the same place like people would do on earth.

He said he would sleep in one place and would find himself waking up the next day at a different place.

Khoo Kay Peng said...

dear anon,

I think you misunderstood the purpose of the forum. This is not a partisan initiative. This is the people's forum.

Ofcourse, we can dictate what kind of politics we wanted through our 2 votes (parliament + state).

If you do not want to talk cock, then talk with your votes. We choose to do both. I hope you are not annoyed.