Perhimpunan Blackout 505 akan meneruskan gerakan mereka sehingga Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) bersetuju untuk melaksanakan tiga tuntutan reformasi awal yang dikemukakan.
Pengarah program Blackout 505, Datuk Johari Abdul berkata, kehadiran rakyat di perhimpunan itu adalah lambang baru kesedaran politik rakyat yang mewakili suara 51peratus rakyat yang menyokong PR.
“Kita menuntut tiga perkara asas reformasi pilihan raya, pertama seluruh anggota SPR sekarang meletak jawatan kerana gagal memastikan PRU13 berjalan dengan telus, cekap, tanpa keraguan dan memenuhi janji mereka kepada rakyat seperti tuntutan Bersih.
“Kedua, adakan pilihan raya semula di 30 kawasan Parlimen yang diragui bila mana bukti kukuh. Ketiga, menangguhkan sebarang bentuk pindaan undang-undang pilihan raya dan persempadanan semula sehinggalah anggota SPR baru yang berwibawa dan dipersetujui oleh semua pihak mengikut konsesus rakyat,” katanya pada sidang media di pejabat PKR hari ini.
Menurut beliau, konsesus itu perlulah diwakili oleh PR dan NGO.
The “Black505” rallies to protest against alleged electoral fraud during Election 2013 will continue next month and be held every week until all PKR’s demands are met, the party said today.
This comes even as Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders and analysts criticised the rallies and called for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to accept the results and move on towards nation building efforts instead.
“There is no such thing as nation building if the nation is built on fraud and cheating,” PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli told reporters here.
A new set of EC members should be appointed, but only after consultations together with PR and civil societies, he said.
The rallies are also to call for fresh elections in all 30 parliamentary seats where results were disputed.
In addition, any amendments to election laws and redelineation of constituencies must only be carried out after the new EC members have been elected.
PKR announced today that four “Black505” rallies will be held next month in Perlis, Sungai Petani, Kota Baru and Batu Pahat.
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“The ruling BN coalition lost the popular vote, gaining only 47%, and turned in its worst electoral result ever as it was largely abandoned by minority Chinese and rejected by voters of all races in urban areas.”
The outcome of the recent election in Malaysia has been a huge disappointment to democratic economic reformers. Malaysia has been continuously running budget deficits since 1998 with government debt rising to US$164.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012, bringing Malaysia’s debt-to-revenue ratio to a level similar to that of Italy’s.
After 55 years of one-party administration by the ruling coalition, it was considered to be high time that Malaysia had an alternative new vision. However, not only does it look like more of the same, but the greatly reduced majority for the ruling party makes it likely that any reforms will be postponed until October or November. This is when new party leadership elections will take place and Prime Minister Najib Razak will have to answer to the traditionalists in his party for its poor electoral showing.
The ruling BN coalition lost the popular vote, gaining only 47%, and turned in its worst electoral result ever as it was largely abandoned by minority Chinese and rejected by voters of all races in urban areas. The result should be seen as a message from voters tired of corruption and patronage politics and also a rejection of the BN’s austerity plans for balancing the budget with a new consumption tax and lower food and fuel subsidies.
Malaysia has been recognized for its strong “tiger” economy, growing at 5% in 2013 and surprisingly resilient at a time of negative developments internationally. This is despite dismal export performance because of the recession and stagnation in Europe and the slow economic growth in the US. Consumer confidence is expected to continue holding up and the inflation rate is stable in spite of higher food prices and is expected to remain at between 2.3 percent and 2.8 percent until 2016. Unemployment figures are low and expected to remain around 3 percent.
However, the underlying structure of the Malaysian economy is based on its relationship with its international trading partners and the domestic economy needs to be backed by the more lucrative external market. A vulnerable domestic economy must be strengthened if it is to continue to withstand the current global economic downturn and the status quo will no longer serve Malaysia well.
Malaysia had hopes of economic reform with the emergence of a strong political opposition under the leadership of Anwar Ibrahim whose issues based campaign pointed to the need for ongoing reform. Institutional shortcomings that constrain the country’s prospects for long term economic expansion include the prevalence of corruption and lack of transparency and a judicial system that is vulnerable to political interference.
These are pressing issues that the government must address if it is to maintain competitiveness and achieve growth potential. The folly of reducing taxes has contributed to the budget deficit, and Malaysia’s rate of 26 percent seems reckless when compared with Thailand’s 37%, where the GDP has also been growing at a healthy rate.
The present government’s appetite for debt has been escalating since 2008, negating the effects of inward foreign investment. This has been justified as government spending on commercial enterprises to stimulate the economy, but too often has been seen as funding large-scale projects that reward political crony capitalists and support their companies. The strain of debt load inevitably becomes significant and falls on the wage-earning people.
Austerity measures such as cutting public services like health care will be deeply unpopular and a lower standard of living will be seen as divisive and unjust in view of the wealth of the lightly taxed super rich bracket. Tackling debt should be a major subject of policy discourse in Malaysia but not on the backs of working families.
Chinese economists who have studied Malaysia have concluded that the country will be unable to move ahead into a higher income level while it remains held back by a lack of tertiary industry, an education system that is falling behind in technological expertise and a restrictive low-wage economic model. Malaysia’s dependence on cheap uneducated foreign workers has depressed local wages and productivity growth.
The closely contested general election brought these issues to the forefront. An awareness across the political divide of the need for Malaysia to continue its economic expansion and attract further in¬vestment should play a key part in future policy-making.
The Inter¬national Monetary Fund (IMF), has forecast 5.1 per cent growth for 2013, although exter¬nal factors, such as slower than expected expansion in the US or China, along with the threat of continued recession in the euro¬zone, could affect the country’s economy. The so-called New Economic Model proposed by the existing government will never produce the promised high-income status for Malaysians in 2020 unless there is a change in the management of Malaysia’s resources based on the wellbeing of future generations.
Malaysia’s rapid economic growth may well be coming to an end, as natural resources are being depleted and the workforce has reached a limit of productivity. A new era of social justice underpinning economic decisions was envisaged by the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition. Their failure to gain enough seats was particularly galling given that the election laws favour the ruling party and electoral fraud, abuse of power and control of the Elections Commission made it almost inevitable.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim may have lost this election but he has certainly won the fight for change and social justice and he has a much stronger presence now to challenge the status quo, work for electoral reform, to put an end to corruption and to influence the restructuring of the economy for a more sustainable future for Malaysia’s people.
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This is the second article on financial self-testing to gauge your general knowledge on personal financial management. You can find the first posting under the title “Finance: A Self-Test.”
Q1. Person X is 50 years old and never been married. He is planning for his retirement and has set to retire at age 60. His house is worth RM400, 000, his vehicle is worth RM30, 000, his investments (e.g. stocks and unit trusts) are worth RM500, 000 and his personal belongings (e.g. jewelries, family heirlooms) are worth RM100, 000. He owes RM150, 000 on his home and has a RM5, 000 outstanding family debt. Determine Person X’s net worth.
Answer: Net worth = Assets – Liabilities
Net worth = RM1, 030, 000 – RM155, 000 = RM 875, 000
Q2. Person Y is 60 years old and has RM1, 000, 000 in his retirement fund which is earning an average of 7 percent return annually. He plans to retire now. How much can he withdraw per month from his fund and ensure that his fund can last until he is 85 years old?
Answer: I used MyCalculators.com to do the calculation online and get the answer.
• Retire in 0 years
• Spend 25 years in retirement
• Amount saved at the time of retirement = RM1, 000, 000
• Annual interest rate = 7 percent compounded annually
• Annual inflation rate = 3.5 percent
Person Y can withdraw $57, 404.23 at the beginning of each year and will still have RM50, 000 left after 25 years (or at age 85).
Q3. Person Z is a shopaholic and tends to go overboard with her spending. She has been advice to use a “Daily Spending Diary” to keep track of her spending and analyze her spending habits.
Answer: There are many variations to a “Daily Spending Diary.” Below is a sample of a Daily Spending Diary that tracks a person’s spending on a daily and monthly basis.
Jacquelyn is the co-author of the books “Teaching Your Kids About Money” and “Top 93 Personal Finance FAQs in Malaysia” with KC Lau. Jacquelyn is the pseudonym used by Amy Sipagal.
Several people who lodged police reports over the easily washable indelible ink used in the 13th general election have been subjected to harassment and intimidation by the police, PKR Youth says.
The photographs of the complainants were taken and they were also questioned as to whether they were paid to lodge their reports, PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin told a press conference today.
Shamsul Iskandar (left) said such action on the part of the police constituted harassment, since there was no cause at all for the pictures of the complainants to be taken.
“I want to ask the new inspector-general of police (Khalid Abu Bakar) and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi whether this will be the standard procedure for the authorities to take pictures of complainants, up close,” asked Shamsul Iskandar, who is also a lawyer.
“Such a practice (of intimidation) should stop as this is a violation of the due process of the law.”
PKR embarked on a nationwide campaign yesterday, asking people with complaints that the indelible ink used in the May 5 general election can be washed off easily to file police reports. They have been asked to do this within a week.
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim lodged a police report on this matter yesterday.
Rightfully, said newly-elected Bukit Katil MP Shamsul Iskandar, the police should just accept the reports filed and investigate them, not harass or scare complainants by taking their pictures.
“Ten complainants in Gombak were subjected to having their pictures taken and in Hulu Klang, there were four,” said the PKR Youth chief.
Shamsul Iskandar noted that this action by the police was a strange move and in some places, the complainants were also questioned by the Special Branch officers who took their statements.
‘Stop intimidation and scare tactics’
He also said that some of the complainants told him that the police asked them who instructed them to lodge their reports.
“Imagine this happening in Selangor. What will happen if such scare and intimidation tactics take place in the other states?” he said, adding that he would lodge a report in Malacca tomorrow to see if this also happened there.
Shamsul Iskandar urged the police to cease immediately their harassment tactics, for their duty should be to investigate why the ink does not lasts long as it is supposed to
A complainant in Brickfields also claimed the police officer questioned him on whether he had been paid by anybody to lodge his report.
Another complainant who had tried to lodge a complaint in Damansara was told to lodge the report in Jinjang, since she had voted there.
However, she lodged her report in Damansara, since she worked in that area.
Normally, the police are required to accept any report made and if the incident did not take place in the locality the report was made, that report would be referred to the station where the incident occurred.
Asked to comment on the complaints of harassment from people filing reports on the indelible ink used in GE13, Bukit Aman public relations chief ACP Ramli Mohammed Yusof (left) said he was not aware of the matter.
Ramli said the people should not be afraid of lodging police reports as they can go to any police station to lodge any kind of report.
“I do not have the information on this so far. I do not have anybody coming forward to complain to me, except from you (Malaysiakini). I will check on such complaints, if there is anything.
“There should not be any fear at all. The people can just walk in and say, ‘I want to lodge a report’. (There is) nothing that bars anyone from lodging any report at all,” Ramli added.
Malaysia’s much anticipated 13th general election saw a rise in citizen participation. This poses a new challenge for the country’s political elite: how to respond to this change.
WHILE MALAYSIA’S 13th general election saw an intense contest between the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) and the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) what is of equal significance has been the participation of ordinary citizens in the process. In the run-up to the elections, many have taken the initiative to be involved – in many different ways through different channels.
The numbers who turned out to vote on 5 May 2013 perhaps reflect this shift in political activism. According to the Election Commission, 85 per cent cast their votes for parliamentary seats while 86 per cent for the state legislative assembly seats. This was the highest number of votes cast in any general election in the country’s history. Many researchers have referred to this as the “people’s election”.
While the country is seeing the beginnings of a new political environment the question remains: how should its political elite respond to such trends?
Recent global events from the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement have given the world unexpected glimpses of the power of citizen participation; where demonstrating masses with the means of the Internet as a tool are able to play a significant part in the overthrow of long-standing regimes or in spreading the cause of a movement to many parts of the world.
While many have pointed to the increase in Internet connectivity as one of the main causes of these examples of citizen activism, opinion remains divided. Some analysts caution against reading too much into the effects of the Internet and social media in particular, citing the phenomenon of “clicktivism” as akin to being mere “armchair activists or politicians”. They argue that social media provides the means for an easy response which does not translate to actual and substantial participation. However, others are more inclined towards the notion that the improvements in information and communication technologies have empowered the average citizen.
They note that the increase in Internet connectivity has reduced the cost of access to information and networking opportunities, paving the way to new heights in citizen participation. Whichever the case, it appeared that few governments caught up in the Arab Spring saw the signs of these changes and even fewer knew how to manage it effectively.
For Malaysia, an increasingly active citizenry has appeared in the country’s political landscape. While the political parties battle it out in the traditional manner of campaign rallies, banners and speeches in mainstream media, the cyberspace was abuzz with Malaysians opining, promoting or assisting others in the run-up to the elections. What is noteworthy is the diverse ways in which citizens have chosen to play their parts in these elections.
Electoral reform campaigns helmed by the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) took on a global character with similar rallies and gatherings being carried out in a number of countries by many interested Malaysians. In the run-up to the elections, various online social initiatives sprung up to provide assistance such as transport arrangements for Malaysians who were planning to return and vote. For example, the Bersih Singapore group coordinated a carpool matching service for Malaysians returning from Singapore to vote. Another example is the “Jom Balik Undi” (Let’s go back to vote’) campaign started on Facebook, an initiative to encourage overseas Malaysians to return and vote.
Apart from this, there are citizens who chose to participate in a more direct manner: many have spent their time training and volunteering as polling agents or as citizen election observers under initiatives run by a number of civil society groups such as the Merdeka Centre and Ideas.
The increasingly active political landscape has not escaped the attention of the country’s political establishment. Many of the country’s political parties and politicians have Facebook and twitter accounts, from the Prime Minister himself to prominent members of the opposition parties. While ordinary citizens can connect with politicians and receive updated news, whether this sufficiently engages today’s politically active citizens is unclear. Why does this matter?
Social media analysts have predicted a worldwide trend emerging, leading to a time when almost everyone on earth will be connected through advancement in technology. This will bring about profound effects on many established concepts such as citizenship and governance, significantly reallocating the concentration of power from states and institutions to the people. In such a case, established institutions and hierarchies would have to learn to adapt or risk becoming obsolete.
Malaysia’s political landscape appears to be on the cusp of change: as the country’s citizens become more technologically empowered to take action there is a need to rethink the ways in which to engage such communities. The means to do so look set to be the beginning of a journey in redefining the relationship between the country’s political elite and its citizens.
At this juncture, two observations can be made. Firstly, the trend shows a level of participation that transcends just following tweets or updates. The underlying motivation appears to be one of active engagement, of a deeper and more committed involvement in issues that matter. Hence, new ways of engaging these citizens need to be considered.
Secondly but more importantly, channelling the commitment and energies of such groups should be seen to be beneficial to the nation as a whole. What is not helpful is to wrongly interpret such involvement as being in any way partisan or anti-establishment. This would just act to alienate genuine interest that would bring the country to higher levels of democratic maturity – in line with what may already be happening globally.
Yeap Su Yin is an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), a constituent unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.
We’re planning a trip up to Krabi this weekend and I realized that my passport is shy 3 days from having 6 months ‘grace period’. A visit to the immigration is inevitable.
Having failed to renew the week before, I arrived there early, 7.30 am. The line was already by the hundreds. My turn will be the 128th.
At about 1030 am, they did what happened to me the week before. They hung up the ‘offline’ signboard. It’s so apparent that this happens a lot of time, they even have a proper sign for that. Anyway, to those who didn’t get the number for the day, they have to come tomorrow. Immigration is only going to process a limited number of passport per day. This is due to the new polycarbonate passport being implemented.
At about 11 am, my number was finally called. By 11.30 am I was ready to make my move. It took me 4 hours to get sorted and still have yet to receive my passport. I have to come back tomorrow for it.
5 years back, it only took me 1 hour to renew my passport. The expectation was raised so high, that immigration officers are finding it tough to bolster these KPIs.
My suggestion to immigration is, please don’t strip off your old system to replace with a faulty one. At most, they should have 30-7o output ratio of new passport. This way, even it’s down, they can use the old system as back up. A drastic change in security direction and a massive load of public deserves a better planning.
ps: I recently attended a training and I realized the mother of all my negative aura comes from politics and this blog.
Semalam Naib Presiden Pertubuhan Pribumi Malaysia (Perkasa), Zulkifli Noordin, menghasilkan satu rencana yang telah dicetak di dalam Utusan Malaysia.
Beliau dalam rencana yang bertajuk “Mitos undi popular PRU-13” ini telah menggunakan pertandingan badminton untuk menyangkal dakwaan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) tentang ketidakadilan sistem “first-past-the-post” di bawah pemerintahan Barisan Nasional (BN).
Beliau telah menghasilkan tulisan seperti yang berikut dan saya memetik:
1. Set 1 — Najib 21 Anwar 19;
2. Set 2 — Anwar 21 Najib 03;
3. Set 3 — Najib 21 Anwar 19.
“Apabila pengadil mengumumkan Najib menang dengan 2-1, Anwar tiba-tiba bangkit melalak mendakwa dia patut menang kerana mendapat 59 poin atau 57% daripada jumlah keseluruhan point pertandingan (sebanyak 104); sedangkan Najib hanya mendapat 45 point atau 43% daripada keseluruhan point pertandingan!”
Tulisan ini mencerminkan kejahilan Zulkifli tentang ketidakadilan sistem politik Malaysia di mana ianya semakin tenat di bawah pemerintahan BN lebih daripada 50 tahun.
Saya terkejut kerana Zulkifli tergamak menggunakan pertandingan badminton sebagai tolok perbandingan.
Memang itu peraturan pertandingan badminton tetapi adakah Zulkifli tahu bahawa pengadil dalam permainan badminton perlu berlaku adil dan saksama?
Adakah beliau juga tahu bahawa kedua-dua pihak yang bertanding dalam pertandingan badminton sebenarnya bermain dalam gelanggang yang sama rata dan adil (level playing field)?
Sistem pilihan raya Malaysia telah kehilangan kedua-dua aspek yang sangat penting ini untuk memelihara keadilan dan kebebasan perjalanan pilihan raya.
Memang Malaysia menggunakan cara “first-past-the-post” seperti United Kingdom, tetapi masalah di Malaysia ialah perbezaan saiz sesuatu kawasan parlimen berbanding dengan sebuah yang lain adalah terlalu besar.
Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) memberi pelbagai alasan.
Antaranya kawasan parlimen di luar bandar disempadankan dengan lebih kecil untuk memudahkan wakil rakyatnya memberi perkhidmatan yang lebih baik kepada rakyat luar bandar.
Hakikatnya ialah sesama kawasan parlimen luar bandar pun terdapat perbezaan yang amat ketara.
Contohnya ialah kawasan parlimen Hulu Selangor yang mempunyai lebih 80,000 orang pengundi sementara kawasan parlimen Sungai Besar dan Sabak Bernam hanya separuh daripada Hulu Selangor biarpun kesemua kerusi ini terletak di kawasan luar bandar.
Selain itu, PR juga tidak diberi akses yang adil dan saksama oleh media aliran utama, khususnya media cetak, stesyen televisyen dan radio berbahasan Malaysia dan Inggeris.
Ini menjadikan PR menghadapi masalah untuk menyampaikan dasar-dasarnya kepada masyarakat luar bandar yang rata-ratanya bergantung kepada media cetak untuk mendapatkan maklumat tentang pilihan raya.
Tidak perlu disebut pula masalah politik wang, pengundi-pengundi hantu dan masalah-masalah lain yang telah dan akan dibangkitkan oleh calon-calon tertentu dalam petisyen pilihan raya mereka.
Bagaimanakah keadaan yang senget dan berat sebelah ini boleh dibandingkan dengan pertandingan badminton yang mempunyai peraturan yang jauh lebih adil?
Barangkali hanya Zulkifli sahaja yang mempunyai jawapannya yang tersendiri sedangkan kebanyakan rakyat Malaysia masih tidak terima bagaimana BN boleh memerintah Malaysia dengan hanya 47 peratus undi sedangkan 51 peratus pengundi telah memilih PR.
* Lau Weng San adalah ADUN DAP Kampung Tunku.
Truth and reconciliation about things Malaysian must start at the beginning, i.e. at creation, and then move towards the present.
Otherwise, such words and phrases are pointless verbiage and meaningless chatter. It does not make it right just because a 56-year-old government says so.
Let us start with the facts:
1. Persekutuan Tanah Malaya was legitimised as a modern legal entity in 1948. But, we were a British colony then.
2. In 1957, the same colony became the Federation of Malaya under a brand new constitution, which defined all legal premises and understandings of the newer reality. These legalities were part and parcel of the social arrangements.
3. The new nation had nine Malay states and two Straits Settlements; and for the first time an Agong or Head of State or King of the new Federation was established.
4. The constitution defined all truths and reality about this new federation and even went as far as to declare the nine sultans as the head of Islam in each state, and made them all guardians of Malay culture and traditions.
5. The constitution also declared itself as the supreme law of the federation; which is an absolute and unconditional statement, but which is difficult to deny or change without unravelling all other in-built truths.
6. In 1963, the Federation of Malaysia was formed to make a new nation-state, premised upon the Malayan peninsula but also framing an even newer political entity made up of four new partners. Singapore left after two years, and thus leaving just three partners of the Federation of Malaysia.
Now, my question of import to establish my Bangsa Malaysia question: Is Malaysia made up of three independent states or 14 post-colonial entities?
Our so-called ‘Jalur Gemilang’ the Federation of Malaysia flag, has 14 well symbolised emblems incorporated in it.
My real question is whether such a framing of the symbol representing 14 really a mistake? Was it the truth, or really a badly-constructed restatement of non-accurate historical facts which now may even appear very one-sided?
Please follow my arguments:
- The nine states of the Federation of Malaya were original kingdoms of feudal lords who are artificially concocted into a federation by political might and influence of colonial masters rather than by some notions of real or true history premised only upon ethnicity, or geography, or past history.
- The two Straits Settlements of Malacca and Penang were colonial territories by equally historical factors. Singapore was almost identical but had a different treatment.
- The two States of Sabah and Sarawak were post-Independent colonial entities who had agreed to form a new Malaysian state with two other states of Singapore and Malaya.
Therefore, we have the original federation of 11 sub-regions, which we call the ‘states of Malaya’ (or nine tanah-tanah Melayu plus the two Straits Settlements).
Then, we have two independent Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak which joined Malaya to make the new Federation of Malaysia. Singapore left the federation in 1965 to become an independent entity.
My problem with the current interpretation of the meanings in the federal constitution are as follows; but which also makes the logic of ‘ketuanan Melayu’ unacceptable as a flawed concept, unless we believe in non-facts and untruths.
My 1BangsaMalaysia argument
‘Bangsa Malaysia’ was a conceptual vision of one people-group (of multiple ethnicities) of one nation-state as originally verbalised by Dr Mahathir Mohamad when prime minister in 1981.
His speech was delivered in English at an event organised by ISIS and had been crafted by Dr Nordin Sopiee. I do not believe my facts are wrong.
Therefore, the rest of my argument is:
To my mind and heart, this must become our agenda as a nation-state we call 1Malaysia to move forward, as a united people who learn to respect the federal constitution and all other preservations and protections given and assured by the same document.
We cannot now refuse the rule of law, as we are already a nation-state ruled by laws and provisions within the same document that constitutes all of us.
All Malaysians and consequential corporate institutions allowed by the constitution must come under the same set and rule of law. No one, including the royalty, is above that same law.
May God grant us the wisdom to understand, appreciate and execute this system of the rule of law for all our common good!
The MIMS Malaysia app has just been released and is a great tool for Malaysian medical users with iOS devices. You can download it for free on iTunes
Key Features & Benefits:
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Medical Calculators – Developed and validated by a specialist editorial team of doctors and pharmacists, MIMS is also equipped with important clinical calculators and scoring tools useful for healthcare professionals in their clinical practice. Incorporating fast data input as well as instantaneous and clear clinical recommendations.
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While it is free, you have to have a MIMS account (signing up with MIMS Online for free) to login and Internet access in order to use the app with your mobile device. It seems it is only available for iOS at the moment and hopefully MIMS Malaysia will be available for Android in time.
from the Palmdoc Chronicles
DiGi Malaysia is having a nationwide prepaid reload campaign that offer daily and weekly winners cash and prizes worth up to RM1 Million in total.
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Guess what! In the latest episode of Techduology, we recorded at a fireplace and we drank transparent coffee!
Apart from this amazing transparent coffee, we also reviewed the Galaxy S4 and has a SONY speaker to giveaway!
In this how to, I assume you already have a running CentOS 5.9 server. I am going to share how to install and setup sSMTP 2.61 on CentOS 5.9 version. This how to has been tested with Mutt 22.214.171.124i as a mail client. I am using Mutt here because I want to have a customize From display instead of displaying root.
First, we must ensure everything are up to date by running the following commands: -
# yum check-update
# yum -y update
Then, lets download the EPEL repository for CentOS 5.9 x86_64 architecture: -
# wget -c http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
Next, install the EPEL repository: -
# rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
Now, install sSMTP
# yum -y install ssmtp
If you have Sendmail installed, you need to run the following command below to change your default Mail Transfer Agent (MTA): -
# alternatives --config mta
There are 2 programs which provide 'mta'.
*+ 1 /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail
Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 2
You can verify the sendmail binaries by running the command below: -
# sendmail -V
sSMTP 2.61 (Not sendmail at all)
Now, sSMTP is installed and we will configure the mail server info to relay outgoing email. We going to create new configuration files as below: -
# mv /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf.orig
# touch /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf
# mv /etc/ssmtp/revaliases /etc/ssmtp/revaliases.orig
# touch /etc/ssmtp/revaliases
Next, we will configure sSMTP to forward email to any shared hosting server either running CPanel or DirectAdmin.
Include the following below in /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf file: -
Include the following below in /etc/ssmtp/revaliases file: -
Include the following below in /root/.muttrc file: -
set realname="Prefer From Display"
If you an option to forward email to Gmail server, you can configure using steps below.
Replace previous configuration to below in /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf file: -
Replace previous configuration to below in /etc/ssmtp/revaliases file: -
Replace previous configuration to below in /root/.muttrc file: -
set realname="Prefer From Display"
Next, you can start sending email using your preferred email server using command below: -
# echo "Testing outgoing email" | mutt -s "Testing" firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, with all the configuration above I hope you are able to use and enjoy your sSMTP to send an email. Thank you.
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