Wednesday, March 31, 2010


" The cost of doing nothing is the highest of all ... the more we delay action, the more costly it is going to be. We have to move from mere talking to real action, and be more specific about the project that we can do to support a greener world. "

- Harry Verhaar, senior director for energy and climate change, Philips Lighting BV.

Source - Management.


Here are some ideas on how you can play your part ;
  1. Switch off anything that uses electricity.
  2. Use renewable energy sources.
  3. Turn 0ff the water when you're not using it.
  4. Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable batteries.
  5. Organise a carrpool for work or school.
  6. Get a low-cost, low-emissions vehicle.
  7. Avoid using plastic.
  8. Switch to compact florescent light bulbs.
  9. Coordinate with your neighbors and friends.

Source - NST.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


We show you how businesses that have undergo restructuring and downsizing can lead themselves back to a higher a productivity level.
  1. Open Communication.
  2. Hold 'Navigating-Change' Meetings.
  3. Provide Career Management Skills.
  4. Employee Motivators.
  5. Speed & Productivity.
  6. Clarify Roles.
  7. Engaging Your Employee.
  8. Staying Accessible & Visible.

Source - Management

Sunday, March 28, 2010


  • B5 - Diesel blended with Palm Methyl Ester.
  • B5 = 5% Methyl Ester + 95% Regular Diesel.
  • Will take up 500,000 tonnes of the country's total annual CPO production.
  • Government will spend RM 43.1 million for developing 6 petroleum depots with blending facilities.
  • Current petroleum diesel retails at RM 1.70 a litre. Blending will cause price increase between 2 to 6 cents a litre.
  • Malaysia has approved 56 licenses for biofuel production with capacity 6.8 million tonnes.
  • Last year 227,457 tonnes palm-based biofuel have been exported with value at RM 606 million.
Source - MY Palm Oil.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

REDHUAN D OON ... lauded as a genius

  • The Star hailed him as one who " leads some of the most savvy and cutting edge open source ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) practioners in the world. "
  • Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, the CEO of MDec , said that " his success proves to the world that Malaysians can not only embrace technology but also lead in the improving and even building new technology. "
  • Oon was once living the high life as a software programmer with a five-figure salary and all the accruements that came with it. Then came the dotcom bust in 2001 and the world as he knew it collapsed. Without a job, he found it difficult to continue his former lifestyle.
  • " That period was actually the biggest blessing in disguise. God made me slow down and appreciate a lot of things that I took for granted like my family and wife. I often wondered why I had to reach rock bottom before I could appreciate my role as a husband and father. I was also during this time that I discovered Compiere and built my virtual empire. "
  • " When you have the love and strength from your family, you can go through everything. "
  • " Being down and out sometimes is a pre-requisite for success. You have to be open to new ideas and must have faith and patience that something will come along. "
  • " I used to wonder whether life was just about money. Surely, there must be more than this ? " His searching brought him to Islam. Islam gave him peace and showed a way of life that was attractive. At 18, he embraced Islam.
  • " When you are gone, you must leave behind a legacy. Money is not a legacy ; self-accomplishment is because it goes beyond money. Self-accomplishment allows for greater success to come to you. I am now making more money than when I was working because I truly love what I do and I get a huge sense of accomplishment at what I am doing. "
  • " You must learn to be truly humble when you are successful and don't let it get to your head. It can disappear overnight. You must always plan for the next thing. "
  • " Failure teaches you what you are passionate about. And it is the passion that will drive you and stop you from throwing in the towel. "
  • " The secret of success is to be driven by passion. And it is this passion that makes you enjoy the good times and cope with the bad. My greatest fear is when the passion for doing something is gone. When you are passionate about something, you will always work to seek it out and perfect it. "
  • " What is important to me is the influence and legacy that I will leave behind. "

Source - Malaysian Business


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


  • Hesitating to admit your faults and mistakes.
  • Trying to cover your mistakes up.
  • Being inconsistent.
  • Trying to be liked by all your employees.
  • Thinking you know everything there is to know.

Source - Management

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Biodigesters recover methane from animal manure through a process called anaerobic digestion.

  1. Receiving Tank - collects organic waste such as manure, plant and food waste.
  2. Biogester - Anaerobic bacteria 'digest' organic material in the absence of oxygen and produce biogas.
  3. Combined Heat and Power Unit - Biogas is burned to power a steam generator that produces electricity.

Source - REUTERS

IDRIS JALA - NKRA : Mission Possible

  • Idris Jala (former Malaysian Airlines CEO) , who is incharge of Malaysian Government Transformation Programme (GTP) , said he faced two main challenges in meeting the targets - the resistant of people to change, and limited financial resources.
  • He said politicians were the hardest people to change as they wanted to remain popular.
  • On transport congestion in KL - " People tell me : ' Datuk Seri, we know the solution a long time a go, ' so why did't they do it before.'
  • He said it was important for the top leader, in this case - the Prime Minister to agree with the ideas.
  • " Get him to desperately want it. If he doesn't want it, then forget it. If people at the top and bottom want it, then the people in the middle - the ministers and secretaries general - have no choice, " he said.
  • " With the support from the ground , can those in the middle say they they don't want it ? " he said.

Source - STAR

Sunday, March 7, 2010


He has been described as the most brilliant living genius. In the realm of physics, he is ranked only after Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.

" There are many things I want to achieve. If we lose our dreams, we will die. "

" I don't have much that is positive to say about the motor neurone disease but it has taught me not to pity myself, because others are worse off, and to get on with what I can still do. "

Source - STAR

rumah makan @ palembang


  • Methane is among the most potent greenhouse gases and scientists say controlling emissions from cow and sheep, rice fields and the oil and gas industry is a major step in limiting climate change.
  • Methane is a major component of natural gas and is 23 times more potent in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
  • Estimated annual global emissions by source, in million tonnes are as follows ;


  • Energy generation - 95
  • Ruminant animals - 93
  • Rice cultivation - 60
  • Biomass burning - 52
  • Landfill - 50


  • Wetlands - 145
  • Termites - 20
  • Ocean - 10
  • Hyrates (Marine and terrestrial) - 5

Sources - REUTERS


  1. Be a part of something you believe in.
  2. Share time with friends and family.
  3. Reflect on the good.
  4. Exploit the resources you do have access to.
  5. Create a happy ending whatever possible.
  6. Use personal strengths to get things done.
  7. Savour the natural joy of simple pleasures.


  • Be yourself.
  • Accept and forget.
  • Eliminate things that make you uncomfortable.
  • Forget other's opinion if you feel hurt.
  • Learn to forgive.
  • Enjoy yourself.
  • Have a good laugh everyday.
  • Enjoy what you do.

Source - NST.

new challenge ... just enjoy it

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


CPO refining process to produce RBD Oil are as follows ;

  • By Physical (Steam) Refining ---> Degumming and Pre-Bleaching ---> Deacidification and Deodorization (also produce Fatty Acid Distillate) ---> RBD Oil


  • By Alkali Refining ---> Alkali Neutralization (also produce Soap Stock ---> Acid Oil) ---> Earth Bleaching ---> Deodorization ---> RBD Oil

Source - Noel Wambeck