Monday, October 29, 2012

Great win for BN through “1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M)”

Wining the heart and mind of the people politically is immaterial; instead the vote is the ultimate goal as democracy is nothing but a device.
Inevitably, those who have better political skills are going to have the ruling power. Although political power is nearly almost depend on the fair economic distribution whereas another school of thought, instead claimed that the main determinants of political power are the political and psychological factors.

In layman's terms, it’s just simply means that the ruling government must has some intelligence, political skill and fighting skill to mass on top of the coherent to organize itself to win political power. 

Technically speaking, there cannot be an election, which everybody participates in making every-day political decisions because our modern society today has been characterized by generation Y.

The disappointment in politician caused the generation Y mostly very non-partisan in politics and lack of political attachment. The generation seems neither center on any party political philosophy nor stuck to any political side and misguided agendas, the impact and the degree resulted are to avoid it.

Ironically, the measure which ruling party used to ensure its political power is indoctrination of ideology. It is obliged to control the dissemination of information and education to prevent the voters from thinking dangerous thought. The voters usually do not spontaneously generate the ideologies, which lead them to accept their lot.

As moving forward for transformation, there will always be a competition between political parties to gain the power because ruling party can be replaced by another in the election. Undeniably, the ruling party does serve its own interests but it also put an effort to solve the conflict and to make compromises because its goal is to win the popular vote in society to maintain its power.

The second round of Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M 2.0) is expected to cover some 2.7 million singles; it’s merely an election sweetener or otherwise, but BN seems to have taken up the political role and the platform to be politically viable move although the great win for BN has yet to be seen.

Deputy Finance Minister Donald Lim said the second round of Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M 2.0) is expected to cover some 2.7 million singles, who for the first time are covered under the one-off financial aid programme.

“But household will get the usual RM500 while singles will only get RM250, their salary must be below RM2,000,”.

As for household recipients, Lim said they are also expected to increase by 10 percent from this year’s 4.35 million.

However, he said this time, the BR1M assistance will only be distributed next year.

“Because it is for the 2013 budget, you know if we distribute it earlier (like last year) then the other side (opposition) will make noise,” he said.

Desaru Beach-rows of casuarinas trees lining at the beautiful beach

Desaru Beach is the beach located just about one-and-a-half hour drive from Johor Bahru. It’s on the Southern Johor of Peninsular Malaysia.

              Tropical popular destination and weekend holiday escape

Desaru is also means the 'Village of the Casuarinas' in Malay, referring to the rows of casuarinas trees lining at the beautiful beach. It consists of a 25 kilometers of sandy unsoiled beaches full of palms and casuarinas.  

                                     Sandy unsoiled beach

The clean sandy white beach with a lush tropical forest goes for about 25 kilometers. The depth of the sea is approximately 4 feet deep as far as 50 meters makes it one of the safest seaside spot.

                               Escape for vacationers

It is the heaven for many popular water sporting activities including water skiing, speed boat racing, Jet Ski, fishing, boating and canoeing.

                                                          Vacationers from overseas
Situated around the South China Ocean, Desaru Beach is a tropical popular destination and weekend holiday escape for vacationers coming from Singapore along with other nearby places and locals all year round. 

Beautiful sun rise

Romantic movement

                                                  Happy movement

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tanjung Balau – geological heritage hold the ancient secrets of life and earth

The rocks at Tanjung Balau, east of Kota Tinggi in Johor, are the beach rock with wind-stress features that hold the ancient secrets of life and earth. 

                       the geological uniqueness make Tanjung Balau a tourist spot

             Activities KEJORA  benefited local residence economically

The prehistoric geological sites beach rocks are unique and shown distinctive rock formations. It is older than those of the Permian period which began 275 million years ago. 

                                  Fisherman boats 

The Johor Tenggara Development Authority (KEJORA) owns the suggesting geo-tourism park land. The site is easily accessible by vehicles. 

           Tanjung Balau Beach withhold the ancient secrets of life and earth

The Tanjung Balau prehistoric geological sites exposed meta-sedimentary rocks with records of tectonic history part of the Eastern Belt of the Peninsular Malaysia. The rock, consisting predominantly of meta-quartzite, phylitte and slate; are believed to be Permo-Carboniferous age.

                     Rich geological heritage and high scientific value

The obvious of the geologic event recorded and implied in these rocks are well reflected by various types of complex and classic geological structures.

                             Distinct deformation structures

The geometry and orientations of individual structures and their relations to other structures can be enshrined of at least three main phases of deformation.

                   complex and classic geological structures stones

A generalized deformation event is calculated by paleo-stress field orientations. The first deformation event (D1) is characterized by the structures such as tight to isoclinals folds associated with slaty and schistocity cleavages. 

          geometric, kinematic and the multiple deformation structures

This first deformation was followed by another ductile event (D2). The latter produced refolded folds, periclinal folds, z-asymmetrical folds, crenulations cleavage, dextral shear zones and mullions boudinage.

Two distinct deformation structures (D1 and D2) are in turn overprinted by the third deformation (D3) structures. It is commonly represented by open and chevron folds as well as kink bands with steeply plunging to sub-vertical axes oriented in approximately east-west direction. 

                                    valuable treasure to the geological heritage 

The great diversity of the classical examples of geological structures in Tanjung Balau suggested in greater detail from a geometric, kinematic and the multiple deformational structures.

The deformation characteristics too can provide an insight story into the kinematics evolution history of the Eastern Belt Peninsular Malaysia. The unique geological characteristics make Tanjung Balau an ideal site practical structural geology laboratory for researching, academic teaching and learning.

The presence of other geological features such as Quaternary beach deposits and piles of bauxite boulders along the coastline is also an additional valuable treasure to the geological heritage in Tanjung Balau.

                                      Sail Rock 
The existence of Batu Layar or Sail Rock has shown a wind stress geological process leading to a sail boat like formation. It is the process of ongoing erosion of the soft layer creation.

                                        Sail Rock
It’s very important in geology because the presence of rocky stores information about the radiocarbon age of about 2600 year B.P.

                        complex and classic geological structures  

It’s also a sign or carving on rock surfaces beach caused by strong winds. All parallel features, however, are the indicative of unidirectional motion showing the direction of strong paleowind from land to the sea and so far there have been no reported cases or found elsewhere.
The Sail Rock provides insight into the effects on kinematics evolution of the stone hardening process undergoes a gradual period during the lunitidal interval of high or low tide.

                        Geologists - from Media and NRE
It also indicates that the wind was stronger than today and probably semi-arid climate 2600 year ago.

The geology and landscape resources keep a record of Earth's important history. It is unique heritage and has a very interesting design which closely related to human civilization.

The Johor State Government was keen to turn the site into a geological monument. It will be gazetted under the National Parks (Johor) Corporation Enactment 1989 to facilitate research and to protect them from rock poachers. 
                                    Location Map
Geologic event recorded in the rocks are well represented by various types of complex and classic geological structures. With a rich geological heritage and high scientific value, Tanjung Balau withhold the ancient secrets of life and earth, is the gateway to the discovery of the history of the country.
Geological heritage with high scientific value seems need to be preserved and developed as another resource of the nation can be fully benefited.