Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Minyak naik harga. Celaka apakah ini?

Sebelum ni kita dimaklumkan harga petrol akan floating mengikut harga minyak pasaran dunia. Alih2 minyak dunia harga turun minyak Malaysia naik harga.


Pada 15hb September 2014 laporan dari luar negara menyatakan harga minyak turun sebab permintaan yang rendah dan lembab

Hari ini 1 hb Oktober 2014 akhbar Australia melaporkan harga minyak menjunam 3.6%.

Pelik bin ajaib bin hairan .. Di Malaysia minyak RON92 dan Diesel dinaikkan 20 sen seliter mulai tengah malam ini.

Mohon penjelasan dan pencerahan mengapa ini boleh terjadi?????

15 September 2014 ....A global oil surplus is driving U.S. crude prices to fresh lows.

Benchmark U.S. oil-futures prices approached a 16-month low for the second time in three trading sessions on Monday before recovering. Oil for October delivery ended at $92.92 a barrel, down more than 13% from highs for the year hit in June.

Both U.S. and world prices have tumbled over the past few months, as weak demand and robust global production left extra crude sloshing around the market. The glut is having ripple effects in the U.S. Stockpiles in one of the nation's biggest storage hubs are rising, reinforcing the downward pressure on U.S. prices, analysts say.

"We don't have the demand, and the supplies are there," said David Leben, director of commodity derivatives at BNP Paribas BNP.FR +0.06% in New York. "There's not much of a bullish picture right now. It's going to take something relatively significant to turn this market around."

1 Oktober 2014
 ... World oil prices have slumped, with the main US contract falling 3.6 per cent due to worries about a supply glut and the strengthening US dollar.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for November delivery sank $US3.41 to $US91.16 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

European contract Brent oil for November delivery fell $US2.53 to $US94.67 a barrel in London.

Analysts cited concerns about oversupply following disappointing economic data from key oil-consuming regions.

The HSBC China manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at a barely-growing 50.2, below the initial reading of 50.5.

Eurozone inflation data fell in September to the lowest level since the worst of the financial crisis, while US consumer confidence dropped sharply in September, according to the Conference Board.

"There's a pretty good cocktail of issues that are all weighing on the market," Robert Yawger, director of the futures division at Mizuho Securities USA, said.

Other factors lending downward pressure to oil included a report by Reuters projecting that OPEC oil production hit a two-year peak in September on strong output from Libya and Saudi Arabia; and a big drop in gasoline prices as a key monthly contract expired.

Analysts also cited the stronger US dollar as a factor after the euro briefly slipped below $US1.26 for the first time in two years.

The stronger greenback makes dollar-priced crude more expensive for buyers using other currencies and weighs on demand.

Flash flood inundates parking lot in city, hundreds of cars submerged

The submerged paking lot at Jalan Pinang.
The submerged paking lot at Jalan Pinang.

KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of motorists were left stranded during the evening rush hour on Wednesday after their vehicles were partially submerged in a parking lot along Jalan Pinang due to flash floods following heavy rain here.
The downpour lasted approximately one and a half hours, ending at about 6pm.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) operations centre confirmed that the areas were flooded but could not comment on water levels.
Traffic at Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang came to a complete stop when water levels rose rapidly, while the pedestrian bridge at the Chan Sow Lin LRT station was closed due to flash floods at Jalan Yaacob Latif near the Cheras roundabout tunnel.
A spokesman at the centre said there were also reports on other affected areas in Jalan Jelatek (near the Setiawangsa LRT station) and Jalan Melayu. -Star

ANOTHER SLAP FOR SACKED KHALID: Azmin retains Anwar as economic adviser

ANOTHER SLAP FOR SACKED KHALID: Azmin retains Anwar as economic adviser
Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali will retain his party boss Anwar Ibrahim as state economic adviser, for which Anwar is paid RM1 a month.
In his final parting shot, former menteri besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim closed the state economic adviser's office on his last day at work.
Anwar attributed this to Khalid being bitter about the move to replace him. -M'kini

Why are our varsities so pathetic?

Kit Siang demands an explanation for Malaysia's poor performance in the Times ranking.
universiti-malaysia300PETALING JAYA: DAP National Adviser Lim Kit Siang today demanded that Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin explain the failure of Malaysian universities to make it to the top 200 in the Times Higher Education (THE) global ranking.
In a press statement mocking Muhyiddin for once saying that Malaysia had “one of the world’s best education systems,” Lim said he should state why, during his entire tenure as Education Minister, he had failed in “all efforts” to restore the high international standing in “unversity repute and excellence” that Malaysia enjoyed in the 1950s and 1960s.
He suggested that Muhyiddin make a ministerial statement at the resumption of Parliament next Tuesday.
Lim noted that Singapore’s National University, which shared the same beginnings with Universiti Malaya, had “leapt” into the top 25 in the THE list.
He recalled that during Universiti Malaya’s centennial celebrations in 2005, the then Education Minister, Najib Razak, challenged the university to rise from its 89th position in THE’s 2004 list to Number 50 by the year 2020.
“Let Muhyiddin explain in his ministerial statement next week how he proposes in the next five years to meet Najib’s challenge,” he said.
“Malaysia is not only facing a serious and deteriorating higher education crisis, but a grave crisis in the entire education system, as witnessed by recent international assessments which place Malaysian students in the bottom third of international educational benchmarks and attainments.”

Gerakan has proof village was not re-zoned

Oh Tong Keong also says DAP’s Yap Soo Huey is not being sincere.
Kampung-Siam-Thai-village-Pulau-Tikus2GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan challenged DAP’s Pulau Tikus assemblywoman Yap Soo Huey today to show proof that the Siamese-Burmese village was re-zoned from cultural to commercial land in 1996.
Penang Gerakan secretary Oh Tong Keong said he had documents to prove that the 169-year-old village was not re-zoned in 1996.
Oh wants Yap to produce documents to prove her claims that the village had been re-zoned in 1996.
“We have evidence to prove that she had misrepresented the facts and is not sincere on the issue.”
“But the onus is on her to produce evidence first since she started to point fingers at us,” said Oh at a press conference here today.
On Monday, Oh gave Yap a 24-hour ultimatum to tell the truth about the Siamese village land conversion.
Last week, Yap claimed that the village land was converted from a cultural zone to a commercial zone in 1996 under the previous Barisan Nasional administration.
She had demanded that Gerakan, then the ruling party, explain the conversion.
Yap told newsmen yesterday that she could not produce the documents publicly as the village case was pending in court.
Oh had said that the documents on re-zoning were not in conflict with the court case which was more to determine the real trust ownership of the land and to stop the developer from evicting the residents.
The village land was granted to the Siamese and Burmese communities by the East India Company on behalf of Queen Victoria in 1845.

Aziz Bari ‘absolutely unafraid’ of jail

The sedition suspect keeps silent during police questioning.
aziz bariSABAK BERNAM: Police today interrogated University of Selangor law professor Abdul Aziz Bari over allegedly seditious comments reported in two articles published by The Malaysian Insider.
The constitutional law expert is the second academic to be picked up under the much criticised sedition dragnet. He follows University of Malaya lecturer Azmi Sharom, who was charged under the Sedition Act early last month.
The first of the two offending articles quoted him as saying that the 1992 Declaration of Constitutional Principles obligated the Sultan of Selangor to appoint PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB).
According to the second article, Aziz, speaking at a public forum, said the Sultan was wrong in demanding that Pakatan Rakyat nominate more candidates for the MB’s post, adding that “only God, not the Sultan, was infallible and has absolute power.”
More than 100 police reports were reportedly lodged against the professor, who announced today that he was “absolutely unafraid” to be jailed under the Sedition Act, saying his role was merely to answer questions at the forum according to his knowledge of the constitution.
He was accompanied to the Sabah Bernam police headquarters by his lawyer, Afiq Noor of Lawyers for Liberty. He was questioned for one and a half hours.
His lawyer disclosed that among the questions the police asked was, “Do you agree that the Sultan cannot be compared with God?”
According to The Malaysian Insider, Aziz opted not to answer any question during the interrogation so as not to incriminate himself.
The investigation is ongoing.
Depending on the outcome of Azmi’s constitutional challenge against the Sedition Act, Aziz’s situation could change.
Azmi earlier today won the right to take his challenge to the High Court. He is contending that the colonial era law is not constitutional because it was not passed by Parliament.