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Taylor Swift Red Tour KL 2014 tickets Sold Out in First Day

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Malaysian fans anticipated the opening of ticket selling in every ticket outlet on March 1 

Taylor Swift Red Tour KL get huge response the ticket released on March 1 by Ticketpro and its every booths swarmed by peoples waiting the time ticked to 10.00 AM. As soon as the booth opened, fans have been lining up for more than hundred peoples. 

In just two hours, Ticketpro announced closing two categories as it has been sold out either purchase in Internet or at physical stores. The cheapest ticket is RM295 to see Taylor Swift Live in KL this coming June 2014.

The environment at physical stores such as The Curve and Rock Corner, get overwhelmed and intense as the people in the front line purchased 5 tickets maximum for their friends and the tickets are selling at fast pace they knew the ticket will be sold out soon. Their prediction turned out correct the only ticket left for those coming late at lunch hour is the RED seat costing RM725

Official ticket seller Ticketpro staffs reacted that the stores opened as early as 10AM they planned to sell 8000 pieces of ticket that day. Online customer could purchase the ticket started on 11AM. When asked "How is the condition today" She said, " there were many Taylor Swift fans at Malaysia, the ticket is selling very fast and now it left 4000 tickets". 

Taylor Swift KL LIVE 2014 will be her first time performing at Malaysia. According to source, she planned to open concert at various Southeast Asia such Philippine and Singapore. If you missed Red Tour KL, you always can ride to Singapore for her concert or You could attend second time if you have not satisfied at KL concert.

Get Taylor Swift concert ticket for free by winning this Cornetto organized Contest for more information at Taylor Swift RED Tour Contest .

Hotlink is giving out 22 tickets to Taylor Swift Malaysia concert . Visit at Livelifeloud with Taylor Swift

Patient diagnosed with H7N9 in Sabah 2014

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A Tourist diagnosed in a test positive carrying H7N9 after felt sick travelling to many attractive places in Kota Kinabalu 

When global epidemic H1N1 few years back, the tourism industry fell to the ground hotels and attractive places left empty people are feared for the dangerous infection. In the year of "Visit Malaysia 2014", Malaysian opted to attract large numbers of visitors to the country by mass marketing and organizing various international events.

H7N9 will gravely impact tourism in Sabah and many people who are working in related industry will be laid off to save cost. The Health Minister of Sabah has confirmed first H7N9 carried by a female tourist from China. A 67 year old chinese women infected by H7N9, who travelled from Guangdong, China to Kuala Lumpur on February 4. 

The women felt body weakened and decided to visit private hospital while travelling in Kota Kinabalu. After two screenings, she was told by doctor the sample was tested positive in H7N9. Dr Subramaniam said, there is no need for panic because H7N9 human transmission is very low.

For your information, H7N9 is a new virus variant and the sources of the virus were likely coming from China. It is a new virus therefore no cure is formulated by virus expert. China biggest livestock market was identified for the cause of infection outbreak.. The livestock in Malaysia is very much not infected.

Although there is no cure formulated for H7N9, Malaysian are unlikely infected by the virus because the weather is so hot the airborne virus would be killed before infecting people. Meanwhile, if you are travelling to China and visit their poultry market, you are likely to be infected by H7N9. The reason for no cure is simply because when China shut down their livestock market and do disinfection, the virus will gone and there is no need for a vaccine that could cost billion making them commercially according to experts.

Furthermore, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin stressed that livestock and poultry in Sabah is safe from virus infection. Rest assured the H7N9 did not come originate from Sabah.  

Last few weeks, appearance of H1N1 in Sabah infected a Sabah singer, children and it caretakers. Fortunately, the news media is doing a good job exposing such findings swiftly for the safety of public members.  

Will she recovers from H7N9 from Sabah private hospital ? It is still unknown but the doctor said she is in stable condition. So far, there is no death reported result of virus influenza.

More at :

1. Malaysia first H1N1 in 2014

BR1M 3.0 scheduled to be release on February 2014

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Prime Minister of Malaysia confirmed the date of releasing BR1M 3.0 to successful applicants

Rising cost of goods impacted every corner of the world included Malaysia. Despite that, Malaysian government is committed reducing people's burden through handouts that has been ongoing since 2012. BR1M 3.0 or Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia, it is an initiative by the government helping low-income earner to stand up again.

Previously, BR1M is entitled by the people earning less than Rm3,000 a month but recent budget 2014 announced that, people earning between RM3,000 - RM4,000 also eligible for BR1M. However, those earned more than RM4,000 will receive lesser than those who earns RM3,000 a month below. 

BR1M 2014 logo

Under the budget 2014 tabled by Prime Minister on 2013, the increasing of BR1M handouts has been announced to RM650. RM150 more than previous handout. Subsequently, announced RM450 for those earning between RM3,000 - RM4,000 . Addition to that, family who has young adult age 21 and above could apply for it separately and entitle RM300 although their family has applied for household handout.

Furthermore, authorities are encouraging people put their bank information when applying BR1M as they could deliver directly to bank account respectively prevent huge traffic of people flows into bank. As for those who does not have bank account, they will collect it at counter. 

Source: BR1M3 facebook

February 22, 2014(UPDATE) - As promised BR1M 2014 will be released on this date. See this proof !  

Fish prices in Sabah is lowest during Lunar New Year 2014

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Among other states in Malaysia, Sabah fish prices is the lowest in most districts. 

In Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan website, there is a price controlled scheme for Chinese New Year 2014 lasts for 15 days from 26 January until 9 February 2014. It is to warned merchants do not raise their goods price as they wish. It acted as a guidelines for the consumer purchasing during Chinese New Year 2014. The motive is really clear that 13 goods listed inside the scheme is to ensure fair and just goods price to both buyers and sellers. 

There are 13 things listed inside comprised of chicken, egg, onions, pork meat. Check full list at here. It is very obvious and clear most of the goods price in west Malaysia and east Malaysia are different. Although Sabah has the lowest selling price in consumable fishes, all of the other good listed were higher compared to west Malaysia. Either onion, eggs or chicken are different price compared to West Malaysia. 

There is RM10.00 fishes price difference in West Malaysia and East Malaysia. However, Garlic, slaughtered chicken and eggs are slightly higher in Sabah and Sarawak compared to West Malaysia. Let say standard chicken and super chicken in Selangor costing around RM7.50 and RM8.30 respectively. In Sarawak, the price will be RM8.50 and RM9.50 respectively. In Sabah, the price will be Rm10 and Rm10.30 respectively. 

Conclusion, fish prices in Sabah is uniquely low and the only state offer price ranging Rm20.00 - Rm25.00. Other states including Sarawak prices are higher than Rm35.00.  

FIrst H1N1 Case in Malaysia 2014

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Sabah Health Department unveils H1N1 cases in various state's hospital affecting children.

After a week of diagnosing patient with various sophisticated medical tools, they confirmed the H1N1 cases in Sabah capital city Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan hospital. It has happened in the month of January on 2014. It most likely happened in Lunar New Year festival season. It is believed the report is delayed because they do not have sufficient equipment to test them effectively and also partly do not want public members panicking.

Borneo Post reported that it is not only children are affected by H1N1. It potentially affecting adult as there are adults being screened positive in H1N1 test although acknowledging adult people has stronger immune system. Patient are likely showing symptoms like cough, fever and flu. Public members are encouraged to stay away from them and they must take a H1N1 test in nearest hospital for the good of themselves and many. 

Director of Sabah Health Department Dr Christina Rundi said, among the immediate measures taken by the department against spreading of disease were given anti-virus shots to infected patient, expanding the screening process to all who had contacted with H1N1 carrier and disinfecting the ward. She also emphasize that staff working in the related hospital are wearing masks and wash their hand frequently as a preventative measure.

Thestar news portal further published the exact location medical practitioner determined the H1N1 cases was at Likas Women and Children hospital. Hospital director Dr Tan Bee Hwai said, five children and two adult caretakers had been tested positive for the flu virus. As a result, the entire ward of hospital located some 10kms from downtown Kota Kinabalu has been quarantined. 

History of H1N1 in Sabah showed that there were 944 infections in 2009 during H1N1 global pandemic and 26 cases in 2011. Although there are significant cases of H1N1 in Sabah, the sources and origins of H1N1 spreading in Sabah is yet to be uncover. 

 The question of the day can they successfully prevent spreading of H1N1 in Sabah ? They have the right tools and knowledge for doing that? Where is the source of H1N1?

February 13, 2014(update) - Patient diagnosed with H7N9

Author of commented on this H1N1 

H1N1 expertise believed that H1N1 can be killed by sun's hot ray temperature. H1N1 like to travel to the air if it in certain temperature most likely is in colder air. They are killed immediately exposing to certain tropical temperature like Malaysia. Most of the H1N1 history indicated that H1N1 travel north rather than going south as air is colder at north compared to south east asia. Unfortunately, airborne is only one of many ways H1N1 spread. 

Malaysia sensation news "Kangkung"

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National widespread sensation news "Kangkung" the topic is related speech given by Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Prime minister of Malaysia stressed the rising price of goods and services is weather alike sometimes it get darker sometimes it is brighter than other days. To the expert point of view, economic of the world is in uncertainties with many Europe countries is facing unemployment and owning huge deficit.

He said in the news river spinach or (KangKung) drop in price recently does not have the common reaction of grateful to the government. However, rising cost of foods blames the government. It is not fair for people doing that.

Because of the speech, many peoples have done something unusual in the Internet. It is over the Facebook timeline. For your information, kangkung is a type of vegetable and delicacy of Malaysian community.

(Most of the pictures and videos does not directly related to author of the blog merely sharing information and education purposes)
Very creative. Kangkung and burger. Maybe not so much Kangkung. We should replace the lettuce to Kangkung. Selling in local Mcdonald.

Long before the time, Kangkung is a popular song for Singapore and Malaysia. Did it ring a bell?? This is a song not related to above but does have "Kangkung" word.

Another video related to KangKung! This one is a remix ! 

Malaysia's 10 Biggest News stories 2013

There are many incidents happened in Malaysia that people are curious. But author will enlisted few of them starting with 10. If you do feel some news stories should be in the list, feel free to use the comment box below.

Compilation of the Malaysia news storys are for educational informational purpose.

1. Sabah Incursion Due to Territory Claim

Government of Malaysia have been making peace with neighbouring countries since its independent. War is a word in our history until in 2013, the unresolved claim of Sabah was finally surface, it is believed the territory claim of Sabah by Sulu King Jamalul Kiram III family is the cause of war. 

There is no reason Malaysia should not respond militarily on the matter because the Sabah claim worsen as sizeable number of gunmen landed on the shore of Sabah believed to be army of Sulu King. The place where Sulu army landed is called Kampung Tanduo have been seized by them. Despite general election of Malaysia will be held in May, Prime Minister of Malaysia commanded military involvement in this incident.

War broke out between Malaysia military force and Sulu king army. Both claimed they are not first to trigger the war. News reported violent gun shots and dead on both sides. Besides, commercial shops are forced close and the town was in silent.

The war is short lived as Sulu King's claim on Sabah is not recognised by international community although it have been few attempt of the territory claim in the past. End of war was declared by Sulu King's son.

2. Heavy Pollution of Haze triggered state of emergency in Johor

Haze pollution research group announced highest record since 1998 in Muar Johor state after continuous fire smoke blew from neighbouring country Indonesia. Haze pollution index rated 300 above is considered hazardous, Muar town has reached API reading 750. 

In this level of pollution, public community are strongly advised to wear mask, prevent going out the street for too long, school shut down. Most severe impact to Malaysia is the economic growth of tourism industry and airline industry. Haze could be lethal and dangerous to human body particularly those who are prone to sickness and asthma-carried patient. Beside, heavy haze also disrupt local airline industry from flying.

The incident has been lambasted by Singapore as well as Malaysia. Because of political intervention in the matter, the cause of haze have been revealed. The main culprit were Indonesia companies clearing forest for palm oil plantation industry and also worsen by the July dry season. 

Author Dewan Rakyat, uploaded by Hytar

3. Malaysia's 13th General Election

Political matters had never been concerned by eyes and ear of Malaysian until recently the 2008 general election ruling party of government of Malaysia has been severely defeated one third by opposition . The opposition promised to it people that in 2013 when new general election emerged, they will take the government and transit power from current ruling party to them. However, the wish of opposition does not become materialised.

Foul play accusations spread by both parties sparked numerous serious lawsuits. Despite that, In the last fight on 13th General Election, we are seeing intense political fight to protect the interest and agenda of people. Ruling party BN or UMMO won the 13th General Election and take on another term in order to serve the people well. In fact, they never lose the fight on Opposition since foundation days.

It really surprising when the near end of announcement of General Election result, sudden blackout occurred. During that time, that is really uncommon activity. Beside that, what came next after power restoration were the result of GE 13 has been showing significantly differences on the screen watched by most of the Malaysian. Perhaps it broken after the blackout ??

4. Cameron Highland Dam Triggered Inevitable Tragedy in Low-land Housing Area

October 2013, Unexpected strong water current swept across Cameron Highlands Housing area causing chaos among the community and score of death. The Incident was triggered by relasing dam's water to the river and caused overflow to low-land housing area. Combination of yesterday heavy raining pouring on the river with releasing of dam water has caused flash mad flood.

Resident of Cameron Highland were alerted but it was too late by the authorities at around midnight where people are asleep. They also commented that the dam built half century designed for the purpose of preventing flood giving them trust and hope has fade. Authorities on the dam said on the matter, The incident was inevitable, if we do not release the dam water, the flood could have been worsen because the dam will automatically releasing more water to the river. It also said that they are trying the best not to jeopardise the dam as the dam has reached dangerous level.

5. Murder Crimes Involving Gunshot shocked the Nation    

Although our country banned people from having gun like most the countries. In this year, we are disturb by crimes that involves Gun and Gangs. Let us review some of the high-profile crime that shock the nation. Firstly, the death of the Ambank founder. He died on the spot in parking lot near a temple. Assailants has yet to be found.  Second, we are well aware the news Ambank security guard killed a female bank keeper with shotgun carried for his duty. The assailant was caught by polices later.

Beside that,  Business man Tan Kok Soon killed while having dinner with his family at Oakland Commercial Centre in Seremban on April 14. Two day before the incident, James John shoot at traffic light near Seremban.. Not only West Malaysia are reporting gunshot cases it also happened at East Malaysia. You can watch all the gunshot victims at 2013 gunshot incidents

6. Rise of Car Fuel 0.20 Sen Per Litre

In the month of Semptember 2013, 0.20 sen added on fuel price of per litre of RON 95 as well as diesel. It seem like nothing to be concerned because only 0.20 sen. If you do the math, it is not 0.20 sen anymore. How many people pump their car in Malaysia only for one litre??.. We all must make logical assumption we will pump 10litres of fuels in our transport. If 10 litres then it must be RM2.00 for every litre. To make it clear, as if you go pump petrol into your car now for 10 litres, you will need pay rate of RM21 to the counter instead of RM19.

As soon as news broke out, massive traffic congestion appeared on the nearest fuel station as rising cost of fuel will be effective after midnight. The funny things is some petrol station hung a board written, " Actual fuel prize in the market is RM2.75 and government subsidy is 0.89 or diesel 0.93. Your price would be RM 2.1 pet litre of RON95 . The reason increase of fuel price was not fluctuation of fuel market, it is because government is trimming subsidy. The real government subsidy in RON95 is 0.79.

7. Implementation of New Tax System GST 6%

In order to be progressive nation, Malaysia will take new tax initiative taken by most of advanced countries replacing old tax system. The new tax system is scheduled to be effective on 2015. Authorities has been proactive in educating public about the next tax to be implemented. The advantages and benefits of new tax does benefit both nation and the people . It is believed that it will reduce fiscal deficit and growing large debt pile.

Abolition of longest-serving tax system in Malaysia sales and service tax replacing Goods and Services Tax (GST) is announced in Budget 2014. In the same speech, he also said exemption of key staple items such as certain foods and public transportations from GST. This move of modification is designed to appeal low-income group.

8. Electricity Tariff is expected to rise on January 2014

Cost of Electricity is expected to be on rise effective January 2014. It is widely believed that new rate of electricity will no impact most of the people in housing area. However, rate will be higher to be paid by shopping mall operator, huge factory and business who consume too much electricity power. Those who use power tariff exceeded 300kWh will be imposed in the new tariff category and old tariff is applied for those use less than 300kWh electricity power. More detail at TNB claims new power tariff does not impact most of the Malaysian but business

9. Selangor Banned Freedom of using the word "Allah"

Religious topic regarding other people belief is very sensitive issue to be spoken by most of Malaysia. Freedom of religious is a practice since the foundation of Malaysia. It also one of the Malaysia constitution. Since first few news broke out that Christian is trying to convert Islam practitioner, now again the news is spreading Islamic department is sending warning not to use the word "Allah" as well as in bible context. Allah is refering to God in Christian as well as reffering to God in Islamic holy text.

The other side of the story, Christian bible which translated in Malay language has been using the word "Allah" for as long as it has been published. The matter is worsen when it was brought to court and the court of justice ruled that "Allah" is banned for Herald, Catholic weekly. Furthermore, the court made confusion among Malaysian who practice Christian in West and East Malaysia. Now the word "Allah" is ban in West Malaysia , how is all the Christian in East Malaysia? In my point of view, Christian who live in East Malaysia still using the word "Allah " unaffected with the result of court. In fact, it is contradiction to the court who judged in west Malaysia that all the christian in Malaysia should be banned using the word "Allah ".

If you don know what is Herald means. It is a Christian newspaper published weekly in Malaysia.

10. Heavy Flood in Terengganu, Pahang and Kelantan States     

Pahang is severely hit by Flood in December more than 40,000 victims evacuate to safe zone. Second state is Terengganu with 20,000 more victim waiting to be evacuated by authorities. The least impacted by flood were Kelantan and Johor. Numerous relief centre has been set up to shelter flood victims. Mininster commented the impact of flood will be assessed for future flood prevention measure.

Preventive measure could be done if all of people work together said the minister. In this time of desperation, people should care each other from this catastrophe event. Tenaga Nasional Berhad made the move to cut power supply. Main connected road and food supply has been cut off. The water level has increased until unable to identified the normal landscape.

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TNB claims 70% population is not affected by 2014 Electricity Tariff

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70% is more than half population will not affected by Electricity tariff change that will be effective January 2014. 

2014-electricity tariff-TNB

In line with government initiative reducing energy subsidies, Tenaga Nasional Berhad introduce new tariff in order to materialised the government's subsidy rationalisation programme.

TNB further claimed that there are no increase in eletricity bill for most of the Malaysia population. It is clearly stated that the RM20 rebate from government is still in effective and not being taken out by the introduction of new electricity tariff.

The pricing system being adopted by Malaysia electricity department is fairly easy to be understand. Those who are taken least electricity consumption will pay lower than those who use more than 200kwh per month. Besides, those who have RM20 bill will be included as a government subsidy which translate as no monthly electricity bill

Research shows that :

  •  50% population using less than 200kwh electricity consumption. Charges is 21.8sen for 200kWh
  • 20% uses more than 200kWh charging up to 33.40sen
Comparing 2011 electricity tariff rate,  there is no changes of rate if implementation of 2014 electricity tariff. Lesser electricity consumption will resulting lower rate. the lowest rate will be 21.8sen. more info at 2011 tariff and 2014 tariff

Source: Facebook Page "MalaysianDrivers"

Above illustration could be true or false. the house being displayed have used more than 800kWh a month. As you can see the new bill affect heavily on those use more than 300kWh electricity consumption monthly. the difference prices between old tariff and new tariff is RM62.73


It is rest assured to say the impact of new electricity tariff is not targeting most of us. So, who are the one will be impacted the most by this new implementation?

According to the TheStar news agency, it reported that most of the time shopping mall operator suffers the most because the fact to run a shopping mall, single and biggest expenditure derives from electricity bill. Representative of Malaysia Shopping mall Association and Highrise complex Management President H.C.Chan said 16% increase in industrial category electricity tariff was too steep and the shopping mall operator would have to pass down the increased costs to consumers, which would lead to inflation.

National's Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili commented on 2014 electricity tarff, consumption of electricity not pass 300kWh will not be impacted by new tariff. 

Besides, consumer spend 300kWh and below the price is ranging from Rm43-Rm77 capped. 300kWh-400kWh, the fee need to be paid ranging from Rm77.52 - RM128.60 . formerly the price is Rm77.48 - RM117 capped. In other words, it is ideal using between 200kWh - 300kWh for no further increase electricity bill. The bill will be capped on RM77.

Unitedmy comments on electricity tariff 2014 - I am looking forward how industrial and commercial cope with this electricity bill increase. I think every price tag of goods and service will be increase. Inflation is a good tool to wipe out poverty stricken family and enrich companies by the name of progression nation and national agenda.

Tuberculosis Incident in 1 Borneo Hypermall

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One Borneo employees have been advised seek medical attention as Tuberculosis is a highly lethal disease, adding that who are infected with TB could easily transmit it to other person through air. It will eventually cause chaos.

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Maswings pilot died after crashing incident at Sabah

Maswings aircraft plane crashed  near a Sabah residential area. The plane is inside the house yard reported no injuries of the household but the death of a young pilot.


It is not a mosque or community gathering place. It a residential house area where the lost-controlled plane crash and some of the victims died on the spot. (unitedmy owner is curious where is the plane head?)

Fewer victims with grave injuries were sent to hospital for treatment. Several death has been reported during treatment in the hospital.  

The crashing zone was very nearby kudat airport, in fact witness said, it just behind the kudat airport. "it should landed at airport track, why it landed here" one of the eye witness said the incident.

The residential area have been identified as kampung Sin San. The house owner is Qayyum Amirdad. He was working while the plane crashed it car porch. He was terrified at the incident happened and worried his family as they were at home during the incident. 

New strait time quote : " the house owner wife and his children leave the crash site unhurt.

The full-body plane can be seen here clearly. It also clearly showed that it is exactly Maswings-owned aircraft plane. There were death and injuries occurred.

New strait time quotes: Tan Ah chai , 96 years old were found treatment has been impossible died at hospital. Second victim is Co-pilot  Marc Joel Bansh, 23 years old, died at Hospital Queen Elizabeth at 9pm.

The crashed maswings was scheduled as Flight MH3002, arrive from KK to Kudat 2.45pm. Kudat to Sandakan flight will be commenced at 3pm. The plane supposed to be land at Kudat and fly to Sandakan later. The plane carrying 16 passengers and were reported 6 have been gravely injured.

The horrific incident were being saved by Firefighter department. Sabah Fire and Resuce department deployed 10 skillful  Firefighters who helped to rescue victimised passengers. 

Unitedmy author on the incident 

It remind me of the double 6 incident which all the powerful people in politic were killed after a talk with peninsular Malaysia political leaders. The difference with this Maswings incident were loss of great Sabah leader at that saddest old day. It is a history now. 

I hope there were more photo taken so that I could share it at here. I will find more! Stay tuned for next biggest thing happened in beloved Malaysia

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