A Family Portrait
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A great family portrait!
Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Operators Association president K.K. Sihabutheen said this was enforced recently at all major nasi kandar outlets in the northern states and the price increase, agreed upon by the association’s 150 members, was also for drinks like Milo, coffee and Horlicks.
The rise in the price of condensed milk led to the hike, he said.
“A carton of 48 tins of condensed milk costs RM108.85 compared to RM99.85 a year ago. Our selling price of teh tarik is still low, almost the same as the hawker’s price,” he said.
Sihabutheen said the roti canai price would remain at 60 sen per piece despite the recent the increase in all-purpose wheat flour price.
“We have been selling roti canai at 60 sen for the past 12 years, the cheapest in the country. We only make a profit of one sen as the cost to produce each piece is 59 sen,” he said.
The price of roti telur (roti canai with egg) would also be maintained at RM1.30 following a request by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, he said.
“A 50kg tank of cooking gas has gone up from RM82 to RM145, while a 17kg tin of cooking oil is now RM50 compared to RM33.
“A kilo of margarine is up 30 sen from RM2.20. A kilo of dhal is now RM2.24 compared to RM1.80 previously, while a kilo of spices is up by RM1 from RM8,” he said.
“The demand has just blown the doors off. We’re chugging along as fast as we can,” said Nintendo marketing chief Perrin Kaplan. ”There is so much attention focused on the three-console race and for us, we look at it in a more macro way with our consoles (Wii plus the DS handheld) together.”
Second place: Microsoft Xbox 360 with 174,000 units, down 13 percent from March.
“We’re right where we want to be, we’re right on plan. The first two years were all about winning the hearts and minds — and pocketbooks — of the hardcore,” said Molly O’Donnell, senior group manager for Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division. “Next, we’ll be reaching out and broadening from there. Heading into holiday three, lots of things are in store.”
Third place: Sony’s PlayStation 3: 82,000 units, down 37 percent from March.
“The PlayStation 3 was obviously a little bit flat during the month. We didn’t have a lot of hardware drivers out during the month, we didn’t have any first-party titles,” said Sony spokesman Dave Karraker. ”But we’ve got a pretty robust library coming for the rest of this year … so I think you’re going to see a real pick-up as these games start coming out.”
“There is no help for anyone as this (taking a bribe) is wrong under the law. We mean business and immediate action will be taken if anyone is caught.”And of course, a little about himself:
PUTRAJAYA: If you can speak English and Mandarin and are willing to spend up to 14 days in Beijing next year, then China is looking for you.
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said China had expressed its eagerness for Malaysian youths to help out as volunteers at the next summer Olympics in Beijing.
“I had a bilateral meeting with the deputy youth minister from China at an Asean meeting in Singapore recently, and he told me that China wanted to give an opportunity for Malaysians to help out as volunteers during the event.
“In fact, he said that although quite a few countries had indicated their willingness to send over volunteers to participate during the Olympics, China has set a quota of places for us.
“We will be discussing the number of places later,” he told reporters after launching the Junior Chamber International Global Friendship School camp here Monday.
Liow said China had even planned to allow Malaysia to host part of the Olympic torch relay run that was supposed to wind by some countries in Asia before ending in Beijing and that “details were still in discussion.”
“We want to have as many Malaysians as possible to participate in the run,” he said.
Local creative company Evo Pictures Sdn Bhd signed a memorandum of agreement yesterday with Hong Kong’s Cine Digital Entertainment Ltd and China’s Hang Zhou Cine-Concept Production Co Ltd to produce three motion pictures.
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations Datuk Kong Cho Ha witnessed the ceremony.
“Black Diary will definitely give us good exposure and be a learning experience,” said filmmaker Michael Chuah during the press conference at the MSC Malaysia Creative Innovation Centre at Plaza Sentral here.
Evo Pictures will also be holding an audition on May 26 and 27 for actors for their upcoming movie projects. Those interested can contact Evo Pictures at 03-62751632, 012-2068302 or email email@example.com.
The former Prime Minister was taken to hospital after he complained of breathing difficulties.
"His condition is stable but he is being kept for observation," said aide Sufi Yusof.
He said it was up to the doctors to determine how long Dr Mahathir would be kept in hospital.
The incident caused a huge jam during the morning rush hour.
Wow! Really cool frog photo by bocavermelha-l.b.
Source of story from Star Online Central "The focus is on the problems in Petaling Jaya"