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Protes Lapar 100: Tolak Ancaman Alam

Protes ini bermula semalam, 27 December 2012 selama 100 jam tanpa henti. Insya ALLAH dengan keizinan-Nya dijangka akan tamat pada 1 Januari 2013 jam 12:00 AM. Saya kira mereka yang datang ke Dataran Merdeka bagi menyambut perayaan tahun baru boleh menjenguk mereka dan paling tidak memberi sokongan moral kepada para protestan.

Kita bicarakan soal mengubah nasib Malaysia. Ini bukan soal mengubah susun atur sofa dalam pejabat atau soal mahu pilih restoran mana untuk makan malam. Berilah sedikit ruang kepada diri untuk menjengah apa yang dibicarakan umum sekali sekala. Jangan terus merasa cerdik dengan "smartphone" di tangan dan Twitter 24 jam sehari. Maaf saya terpaksa menyindir sebegini.

Moga kita termasuk dalam golongan mereka yang cuba berusaha dan ada cita-cita untuk melihat Malaysia berubah ke arah yang lebih baik.

Meningkatkan kesedaran orang ramai tentang projek-projek yang mengancam alam sekitar dan kehidupan rakyat Malaysia seperti kilang nadir bumi Lynas, lombong ema…

Understanding Social Network Impacts to Organizational Performance

Nowadays the world was booming with the series of social networking site that's taken place in mainly of human life and give an impact regardless of positive or negative.

As the world becomes more vibrant and volatile, social media networking such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and much more become virally induced into human life as well as give an impact to the businesses and entrepreneurs.

In fact, without all of these social media human will not progress and moving like today and will cause any of major problems in communications and management strategies of particulars organisations and country as well.

This social networking come out with an outstanding number of active users since the very first medium exists. This type of communications medium seems to develop and expand rapidly year by year. This situation makes not only the effect on human but also affecting the business performance.

As reported by eBiz, Facebook and Twitter become the most popular and high-rank in the wor…

Understanding Impacts of Entrepreneurial Skills on Business Performance

Entrepreneurship is referred to the act of being an entrepreneur or “one who undertakes innovations, finance, and business acumen to transform innovations into economic goods”. [1]

This field of work is essential with ideas, innovations and inventions for a better life of the human and capitalise the materials.

The entrepreneur has always been connected with the business manner. In fact, in the real world, many of the businessmen did not do entrepreneur job, but comfortable being as regular businessmen which they are not able to invent something new to their product, do not have entrepreneurial skills and just gradually making a profit by selling and buying the ready-made product in the market.

By means of full respect for the entrepreneurship spirits, the entrepreneur is someone who made up the idea, design the product, manufactured the product and selling it into the market.

This kind of job required sort of skills which will help the entrepreneur survive in the business world. This…

Internship Week #11 — Hallelujah!

Everyone, finally it’s done!

Means my internship will be the end today after the 11th week with a sandwich of joys and suffers. At the moment I write this, I must say that I’m at my office desk, sitting in front of the computer that has been used since I start working here.

To be honest, it’s not really easy for me to leave what I am doing for the last 11 weeks here.

Ikatan Engineering Sdn Bhd, a fabricator factory that located in Ipoh, Perak — I have to say that I have been enjoying serve you for several weeks!

First of all I would like to pay my highest tribute to my friendly supervisor, Mr Tan Thiam Heng for being so caring and cool with me along this internship. Thanks for everything. Your kind words and aspiration for always reminding me of work attitude and ethic is a much precious thing that I ever get here.

I will always remember once you said, “Technical skill you will able to gain from the practice. Anywhere and anytime. But working attitude and ethic is something that you …

Internship Week #10 — The Heats Turn On

Hi, everyone. Have a nice weekend, hopefully. 10th week at Ikatan Engineering Sdn Bhd, I realize this. Very long in terms of number, but really it's just a tiny of time in terms of working.

Start from Monday till Thursday, I manage to complete the data for weight estimation for Top Shroud part. I must say it was really difficult since a lot of drawing sheets missing and I need to repeatedly go to Design Department and Production Department to print out and re-confirm all the new sheets with the peoples there.

It’s not sometimes, but every second I am facing with a couple of problems in due to estimating the weight for each part in this Top Shroud category consist 54 drawing sets.

I am also managing to finish up the estimation for the Walkaway Assembly part which consist 15 drawing sets alongside the part mention above. Just for a side note, IE is just fabricating for handrail, support arm, fixing a plate and stair interface excluding flooring section.

Once ago, I wrote about head …

UMNO & Falasi Kemerdekaan

Minggu lepas menjelang sambutan kemerdekaan ke-55, banyak di kaca televisyen rancangan-rancangan sempena kemerdekaan. Saya antara yang mengambil peluang ini untuk menonton beberapa rancangan terutama yang berkaitan dengan sejarah dan pengorbanan orang dulu untuk menuntut kemerdekaan Tanah Melayu – sebelum ditukar kepada Malaysia selepas 16 September 1969.

Saya menonton dengan separuh jiwa, kerana saya tahu rancangan itu tidak lebih dari untuk mendoktrinkan penonton tentang jerih perih penat susah pejuang terdahulu yang diambil cuma dari sebelah pihak sahaja dan dibuang sama sekali kebaikan jasa yang ditabur oleh penggerak kemerdekaan sebelah kiri.

Kita tinggalkan persoalan itu dahulu kerana saya menulis ini adalah respon terhadap falasi yang telah dilaksanakan dengan jayanya oleh media di Malaysia terutamanya media arus perdana tanpa perlu saya sebutkan nama mereka. Terima kasih untuk usaha anda pihak media yang mengadakan rancangan berkaitan sejarah ini.

Ya saya yakin skrip untuk obj…

Internship Week #9 — Engineer Got Confuse?

Hi, guys. I’m back for my internship weekly update. I stress out here; this is Week 9 out of 11. So simply says I just have 2 more weeks to go then will finish up my training as practicing engineer.

Throughout the week, I am working out on the drawing for the Eco-Hopper machine by B&W AUMUND Group. In fact, this project is already done by Ikatan Engineering Sdn Bhd couple month ago, but I need to re-calculate all the part of the Purchasing Order (PO) purpose.

So what I need to do is ensure the total weight of Assembly Drawing is same to Sub-Assembly Drawing. If there got any misplaced data, so I need to refer to Detail Part Drawing.

Mr Wong gives to me 4 buckets of drawing which include:
Main FrameStair & WalkwayTop shroud & Air FilterPlenum Box I start with Stair & Walkway drawing sets, but after almost three days’ work it, I stuck in confusing since a lot of drawing sheets missing and the total weight data can’t be calculated.

I refer to Mr Wong and he advises me to t…

Internship Week #8 — Mood Raya On

Hi, guys. First and foremost, I would like to wish Happy Eid Fitri Al-Mubarak to all readers. How’s your Raya?

I could call this week for the saddest week ever after I have to come back to the office on the 5th of Raya. It’s not great at all. And it also was being my shortest Raya ever.

For the remaining three days, I have just completed all the calculation data for the surface area of Channel ports, Fabricating Beams (FB) and all angle parts. By Saturday, Mr. Wong asks me all the calculation data for tonnage so I print out the entire table and gave it to him.

He said will check it first then tell me if there is any misplaced data.

I hope there’s nothing wrong because he just gave to me another bucket of drawing to do the same thing. Only the difference is the project of that drawing is already complete and he asks me to re-check the total weight for each part on the drawing set for the bill of Purchasing Order (PO) purposing.

I guess I would start this job next Monday. Mr. Wong alway…

Syawal Manusiawi

Kembalinya saya ke kampung halaman untuk menyambut Eid’fitri bersama keluarga di Kerteh minggu lepas banyak menggamit perasaan dan emosi. Orang-orang kampung masih begitu. Mereka jauh dari cakap-cakap politik yang berat dan bersifat teknikal.

Berbual dengan rakan-rakan ayah semasa menziarahi mereka sempena Eid’fitri lebih berkisar soal peribadi, kerjaya dan sedikit-sebanyak tentang pembelajaran di universiti. Saya tiada ramai rakan sebaya di kampung, mungkin kerana sejak kecil lagi sudah bersekolah jauh dari kampung dan tinggal di asrama. Jadi tidak lah janggal jika saya pulang ke kampung dan sedar bahawa tiada teman sekampung yang benar-benar rapat melainkan anak-anak rakan usrah ayah saya.

Saya merasai pengalaman hidup di kampung dan juga di bandar. Jadi untuk konteks umur saya yang baru mencecah 20-an ini saya tahu apa pahitnya hidup sebagai “country boy” dan juga apa kelatnya hidup sebagai “urban boy”. Mungkin di kampung saya – saya cuma mengandaikan sahaja – Facebook dan Twitter …

Salam Eid’Fitri 1433H

Salam Eid’Fitri 1433H dari saya buat seluruh rakan pembaca laman blog yang usang ini. Moga kita berjaya menjadi golongan yang berhak meraikan kegembiraan ini di mata Tuhan yang Esa. Dengan serendah diri saya memohon kemaafan atas segala khilaf yang berlaku sepanjang kalian menjengah laman ini.

Mari kita sama-sama berdoa agar diberi peluang sekali lagi untuk bertemu pada Ramadan 1434H bagi menebus segala kesilapan yang kita lakukan sepanjang Ramadan yang lepas.

Ya ALLAH kau terimakanlah segala amalan kami sepanjang bulan Ramadan yang lepas. Sungguh kami tiada hak untuk mendabik yang kami berhak merayakan Eid’fitri pada hari ini.

Saudaramu,
Ahmad Tajuddin Abdullah

Internship Week #7 — A Technical Awkward

Hi, guys. Thanks for dropping by and continuing to read my note about the internship at Ikatan Engineering Sdn Bhd. May it will be my quick update for this week.

Yeah, you know this week is the last week of Ramadan. Also, be my last week working during fasting I guess. I am not even writing before my experience fasting during working at the office so I think for this note I should shout some here.

I tweet before on Twitter on the 1st week of Ramadan. Just for record in the office only have 2 Muslims there and that’s meant only both of us fasting. Others are non-Muslim.

They as usual recognized us as we are fasting during Ramadan. They show their respect by not eating and drinking in front of us even I am not bothered whether they want to eat or drinking in front of me at all.

Yeah by the way I respect their honor. That’s we call as tolerance between us. It’s a beautiful thought.

To fasting during working, — in the true means of the essence of Ramadan – is not an easy job. Maybe I mana…

Refleksi 10 Malam Terakhir Ramadan

Meniti jalur masa di laman mikro Twitter pada fasa penghabisan Ramadan menemukan saya dengan puluhan kata-kata peringatan tentang manfaat 10 malam terakhir Ramadan dan ruginya mereka yang tidak tahu menghargai masa-masa begini.

Namun satu frasa yang tersemat terus biarpun laju jalur masa itu memberi ingatan kepada kita ialah Ramadan itu hanya untuk mereka yang berusaha dan mencari dengan penuh keikhlasan.

Menulis soal ini bukan mudah. Seolah ianya memberi gambaran betapa saya yang menulis ini begitu hebat melayan Ramadan selama ini.

Tidak. Saya cuma menulis untuk ‘refresh’ setelah 20 hari Ramadan berlalu. Berani saya katakan betapa rakan-rakan pembaca jauh lebih hebat mencari makna Ramadan berbanding saya. Moga-moga segala kebaikan dan kesalahan yang kita buat sepanjang Ramadan ini menjadi pintu kepada turunnya petunjuk dan keampunan Tuhan yang Esa kepada kita.

Insya ALLAH. Kita perlu optimis. Biarpun kita sedar sudah berkali kita tersadung dek dosa dan kesilapan sepanjang 20 hari yan…

Monarki Tidak Berakhlak Wajib Disanggah

Terbaru pendedahan sebuah blog mengenai tingkah laku putera raja di sebuah negeri yang bernama Selangor bukanlah yang pertama dan terakhir malah itulah warisan berita generasi demi generasi mereka selama berada di tampuk kerusi monarki.

Banyak sudah sebelum ini dilaporkan malah sudah ada si pelapor disumbat dalam tahanan reman kerana mendedahkan tingkah laku yang amat “berakhlak mulia” dalam kalangan mereka yang bakal memimpin jutaan rakyat Malaysia dan paling menguja kan bakal mendapat gelaran Ketua Agama Islam negeri secara automatik.

Saya tidak dapat membayangkan apabila anak-anak raja yang berakhlak mulia begini tiba masa mereka untuk menaiki takhta kelak, apakah rakyat akan membiarkan mereka dipimpin oleh kaki perempuan, kaki botol, kaki kelab malam, kaki judi dan lain-lain amalan mulia ini dengan rela hati dan penuh taat?

Mandul betul rakyat sebegitu!

Saya ulangi, tidak pernah terdetik dalam hati ini untuk menafikan tentang keupayaan dan fungsi serta kedaulatan Institusi Raja M…

Internship Week #6 — Thanks Mr. Rashidi

Hi, guys. What's going on?

This week is totally differed compared to previous weeks. I got a lot of jobs. I got an instruction to do this and that. I manage to calculate most of the main metal structure for TNB 1000MW Manjung Coal Fired Power Plant— I mention about this in the previous note.

It’s not a small project. It’s only because I got a chance to do work with Mr. Wong, General Manager of IE. Work with him throughout the week; yes, I am happy, but it gives tremendous pressure on my shoulder.

For the first time, I got a chance to have met with “big guys” of IE like Mr. Wong and Mr.Liang, someone in Production Department. They are questioning my calculation data for every sheet of drawing and ask me to prove it how I manage to get that particular values.

Yes, again, I just think maybe this is the step should be facing before a Mechanical Engineering Degree holder can be recognized as an engineer!

Till Saturday, I still play with these drawings. After all, the total tonnage for …

Internship Week #5 — When The Responsibility Comes

Hi, guys, this could be my super-fast update. Today I need to go to #UndiMsiaChats at Pusat Rakyat LB. So I am on leave for today – with full permission from my supervisor.

Back to the topic, this week is not gonna love me so much. It's sound legit yeah?

Throughout the week, I need do re-calculation for all parts done by last week. It was a usual procedure here to do a double-check for each calculation we have made. If for the last week’s job I made a calculation by referring to Assembly Drawing, to do re-calculation process I need to look at Details Drawing.

Just to mention here, Details Drawing for this project got 131 sets of drawing. Much enough?

By Monday, I finish all the 1st round of calculation process and this enough to make me take-off from office for tomorrow morning. Then the 2nd round of calculation being started on Wednesday and I manage to finish it up exactly on Friday at 5:25 PM.

The job scope still seem like last week, but for this time its much burden me as well…

Internship Week #4 — Let's Move On

Hi, guys. It's good to get down here again and write up something for my Internship’s weekly update. For the first 2 days, I just sit in the office doing some small task. My supervisor doesn't give any work as he always says “Relax, don’t rush. When time is coming then you will know”.

Yes, he’s right. Start on Wednesday I was asked to go to QA/QC Department and meet with Mr. Fong. There he explains to me if I am interested to follow him do some QA/QC training and specifically he says will let me learn how to do a die-paint test for welding inspection purpose.

Actually, I only got 3 days for this job starting Wednesday till Saturday because Mr. Tan need to prepare a full report for project cost and should submit it by Saturday, so he let me do other work for a while.

But sadly to tell since I got a problem to get safety application — safety application is critically compulsory when you enter the manufacturing side — I ask to follow Mr. Wong Chong Meng, a Project Manager just li…

Pembangkang Pasca PRU-13 Perlukan Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

Malaysia perlukan pembangkang yang mampu berperanan dan berfungsi dengan baik. Hal demikian hanya dengan berlakunya fenomena ini barulah kita boleh mendabik dada bahawa Negara ini praktis demokrasi tulen. Tabiat kini para pengundi dalam kalangan warga Malaysia – kerana saya kira ada ramai juga pengundi untuk PRU13 nanti bukan asalan warga Malaysia tetapi jauh nun di Asia Tengah – kalau di pihak Barisan Nasional berkempen seolah-olah Pakatan Rakyat tidak perlu wujud lansung dalam sistem pentadbiran Malaysia.

Begitu juga perangai ramai penyokong Pakatan Rakyat yang turut melahirkan perasaaan sebegini seolah-olah biarlah BN itu hancur terus.

Hal ini tidak betul. Ia amat tidak sihat. Saya dambakan PR mengambil alih Putrajaya selepas PRU13 akan tetapi saya begitu berharap BN juga akan menjadi begitu kuat semasa pemerintahan Negara ini di bawah kelolaan PR. Kuat di sini bermaksud BN mampu berfungsi sebagai sebuah pembangkang yang baik dan effektif kepada system semak dan imbang untuk setiap…

Internship Week #3 — Trainee or Permanent Staff?

Hi everyone this could be my very short update for throughout this week’s experience working at Ikatan Engineering Sdn Bhd. Oh, sorry, I’m here not for working purpose, but as a trainee.

Do you understand what trainee means is for?

So I was trained with a bundle of jobs to finish in a short period. By continuing last week’s unfinished job to calculate the total tonnage of metal structure for palm-oil factory in Johor, my supervisor asks me to do the calculation for each drawing set including Refining & Dry Fractionationbuilding, Boiler House, Chemical Store and Pipe.

It’s a lot. The calculation needs to finish in short time because IE want the cost estimation for tender bid purpose. The most suitable cost being proposed by any companies for this project will raise their opportunities to get the contract. Simple is it?

Sometimes I feel like I am not a trainee, but a permanent worker there. Sound interesting indeed, but believe me being a worker is the real boring thing you ever do …

Internship Week #2 — Work Attitude Please!

Hi everyone, it’s good to meet you guys again for my Internship weekly update. As I mentioned last week, this week will go to busy with some new project. And of course it comes with sort of drawing!

Start from Monday until Wednesday, Mr. Tan asks me to sort out everything about the drawing start from managing to print out all the drawing at Design Department, make a checklist to ensure all drawing element is completely print out as given in Tender Document.

Just to mention here, for this time Ikatan Engineering Sdn Bhd gets a project to build a palm oil factory at Tanjung Langsat, Johor. It’s a new project and what make me shock is the drawing set that I need to manage is almost 250 pages per drawing set!

Gosh, it’s too much. I had to manage for 3 sets of main drawing and some more add-on drawing.

Look so naïve, it is my first time ever to see and go through the details of the complete drawing to build a complete oil-palm factory. It does include drawing for refining & dry fractio…

Islam is Not about Model but Values and Substances - Tariq Ramadan

Thanks for your nice sharing at Rethinking Islamic Reform organized by Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF). It is one of my great lecture ever I had attend. Yes Islamic nature is work with any good exist to have a better world. Great enlightenment, hope ALLAH will always bless you Prof Tariq Ramadan.

Best quote; Islam is not about model but values.

Internship Week #1 — Mechanical or Civil?

Alhamdulillah I was successfully reported as trainee at Ikatan Engineering Sdn Bhd start July 2, 2012. It’s a big day for me for doing something new and goes to a new place and the environment.

To say I was inexperienced working at big company and do some work on factory side, it’s a lie because before this I already have a training at industrial site last year almost 3 months at DK Composites Sdn Bhd in order to fabricate our car body for Shell Eco-marathon 2011.

Also, for this year we manage to complete the car body modification processes at the same factory too.

However, to write my feeling during the first day of my internship is quite opposite compared to what am I doing at DK Composites.

Here we go, as I reported as a trainee to Human Resources Department my blood shrunk after introduced to each staff at the management office, also head of each department and introduced to my supervisor here.

Nervous?

For sure!

As I said, it totally differ to what I am facing during working at D…