Speaking to Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, a Great Leader

15 09 2017

I was giving Tan Sri Shahrir my blog address.

I wrote this post on the night of September 10, 2017, but due to the internet problem while I was travelling, I only can post this article today after I got home from the six days trip.

This morning (Sunday September 10), I attended a program that was held at the beautiful Masjid Sultan Iskandar in Bandar Dato’ Onn, Johor Bahru where the Member of Parliament of Johor Bahru, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad was one of the speakers.

I wanted to speak to Tan Sri Shahrir every time I saw him in various programs in Johor, but this is the first time I had the opportunity to do so.

Tan Sri Shahrir is an interesting person to talk to, we had a casual talk on current issues without the formalities and a couple of times he teased us.

Tan Sri knew that we would be asking him about his infamous brother, PAN’s Khalid Samad whom he briefly mentioned during his speech and we also talked about the letter that Tun Dr Mahathir wrote to me in response to my blog article, Perjanjian DAP, PKR, PAN, PPBM Untuk Meminda Perkara 3(1)?

I am glad to meet a politician who truly understands the importance of the correct interpretation of the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation, which lots of politicians, especially from the opposition parties either do not understand or are trying hard to redefine by claiming that Islam is merely the official religion of the Federation, regardless the word ‘official religion’ has never been written in the Federal Constitution.

Tan Sri Shahrir is a very good politician; principled and strict, yet very kind, polite, soft spoken, funny and very friendly.

When Tan Sri Shahrir was appointed as the chairman of the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), my father excitedly told me that Prime Minister Najib had made a very smart decision.

Now I truly understand why my father thinks highly of Tan Sri Sharir; and why Tan Sri Shahrir could win the Parliamentary seat of Johor Bahru even as an independent candidate during Tun Dr Mahathir‘s days as the longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia.

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Mistakes In Designs Of Vertical Flags Of Johor

21 06 2016

The districts of Johor, Malaysia were given their own flags on the 3rd March of 2015, and since then the districts flags are proudly seen waving in their respective districts.

All of the ten district flags come in two versions, horizontal and vertical.

The horizontal flags are the ones that we usually see either hoisted from poles or hung against the walls, fences and others.

(Please click here to learn more about the horizontal flags of the districts if Johor)

The vertical flags are the flags that are usually hoisted from a crossbar, either on lamp posts or on walls.

Below are the vertical flags of the districts of Johor:

But it is very unfortunate that when it comes to the districts of Johor vertical flags, I saw mistakes in the designs of some of the flags hung around the districts that I had visited.

One of the common mistakes is converting the design of the horizontal flag into a vertical flag by just rotating the horizontal flag and “stretching its background”.

I first realised these mistakes during my visit to Felda Bukit Ramun, and since then, I like to observe vertical district flags whenever I travel around Johor; and I found that there are mistakes in designs of other vertical flags hung in other places too, including in Batu Pahat which I visited a few day ago.

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From my observation as I travel around Johor, below are the common mistakes in the designs of the vertical flags of the districts of Johor:

Maybe some people are not bothered by these mistakes; and may consider them as little mistakes but for me this is a serious problem because of the importance and the significance of the flags as part of our love, respect and loyalty to the state of Johor.

Apart from that, it also can ruin the meaning and significance in the designs of the district flags.

The best example is the flag of Tangkak, where the blue triangle represents the Mount Ledang; but when the design of the horizontal flag is just rotated to turn it into a vertical flag, the triangle which represents the Mount Ledang is also rotated thus, it doesn’t represent the shape of a mountain anymore.

And that is why in the actual design of the vertical flag of Tangkak, the triangle is cropped at the sides so that the triangle shall remains as a symbol of a mountain.

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The integral aspects of the designs are the crescent and star, and the core colour which must be placed in the right positions of the flags.

The crescent and star in the district flags represent Islam as the religion of the state of Johor, hence they must be placed at the top of the flag or in the central part of the designs; and not at the lower part of the flags as in some of the “faulty” district flags of Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Muar that I came across.

Another mistake that people made when converting a horizontal district flag to a vertical flag is to place the center point of the orthogonally divided flag exactly in the middle of the flag, which what happens in the flags of Muar and Kulai.

And in the flag of Muar, they made the first and fourth quarters black, second quarter yellow with a red crescent and star, and the third quarter red with a white crescent and star.

The real flag has the first quarter red with a white crescent and star, the second and third quarters black, and the fourth yellow with a red crescent and star.

In the flag of Kulai they also made the first and fourth quarters blue, and the second and third quarters red instead of the first and fourth quarters red, and the second and third quarters blue.





The Flags of the Districts of Johor

19 05 2016

The state of Johor has ten districts which are Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Kulai, Mersing, Muar, Pontian, Segamat and Tangkak.

And on March 3, 2015, all the ten districts were given their own district flags.

Six months later, the district of Kulaijaya and the district of Ledang were renamed as Kulai and Tangkak respectively by the Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj.

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All of the district flags of Johor have similar characteristic, which are red, white and blue in colour and with crescents and stars.

There are five bend flags, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, including three per-bend flags which are Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru and Segamat; two orthogonal quartered flag, Kulai and Muar; two triangle flag, Tangkak, including one chevron flag which is Mersing; and one horizontal bicolour flag which is Pontian (charged with a white crescent and star).

The stars’ rotation angles are the same in all flags except for the per-bend divided ones, since the stars are aligned to the bend of the flag.

The designs of the flags symbolises the special characteristic of the districts, for instance in the case of Kota Tinggi’s flag, the colour white at the center field represents the Johor River where the old Sultanate of Johor was established on 1528.

In the case of the district of Mersing flag, the upper field of the flag symbolizes the South China Sea while in the district of Tangkak flag, the blue triangle represents the Mount Ledang which used to be the name of the district before August 2015.

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•~    Johor (3): Muar





Lego Bricks

25 02 2009

I like to play with my  Logo bricks.

My father bought most of my Lego bricks from Toys’R’Us.

Toys’R’Us means Toys Are Us

I like to play with the Lego bricks because it is really fun.

I can build caravans, cars, buildings, zoo, robots, playgrounds and lots of other things.

What I like to build most is caravan.

It is hard to build the caravan and I need a lot of Lego bricks.

I build WALL-E using Lego bricks too.

Lego Wall-E

Do you know that in 2013 a LEGOLAND  may  be opened in Johor Bahru?

There is a LEGOLAND in California, in the United States too.

The Legoland Map

The Legoland Map

Do you like to play with Lego bricks?

I think going to LEGOLAND is fun.








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