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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1561
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Old April 17th, 2012, 07:38 AM   #1562
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Boom year for construction sector
Published: 2012/04/17
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PROJECTS GALORE: PIB expects contracts worth up to RM20b to be awarded, making 2012 a record in terms of order flow

THE construction sector is likely to have a banner year with up to RM20 billion worth of jobs to be awarded.

Public Investment Bank Bhd (PIB) believes 2012 could easily be the record year in terms of order flow.

"We estimate that the sector should get no less than RM20 billion this year," PIB said in a research note yesterday.

The sector started the year strongly with RM5.9 billion job wins in the first quarter, which was already 74.5 per cent of the total RM7.9 billion awarded last year.

"The acceleration of government project awards from a slew of big-ticket projects, such as the remaining contracts for six packages of the elevated portion of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line, the RM7 billion West Coast Expressway (WCE), the RM7 billion electrified double tracking (EDT) from Gemas to Johor Baru and the RM30 billion Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), in our view, should easily increase job wins to the record level," PIB noted.

It believed that the government would progressively award contracts over the next few months, with 90 or so awarded by mid-2012 to ensure the SBK line was completed by July 2017.

The firm also expects the letter of acceptance for the RM8 billion tunnelling job awarded to the Gamuda-MMC consortium to be out soon and more spending in the power industry and SCORE in Sarawak.

It is learnt that for the second quarter of the year, 13 packages under the MRT SBK line are in advanced stages, while potential awards include packages V4 (Section 17-Semantan) and V7 (Bandar Tun Hussein Onn-Taman Mesra), worth about RM1 billion each.

Others include the West Coast Expressway, estimated at RM7 billion, and an LRT depot for RM500 million.

Other potential jobs that may be awarded are those driven by projects under the Economic Transformation Programme, including the construction of the RM27 billion Kuala Lumpur International Financial District and the RM5 billion Warisan Merdeka building.

The firm has assigned "overweight" rating on the sector, with Gamuda Bhd, Mudajaya Bhd, Hock Seng Lee Bhd and TRC Synergy Bhd being its top picks.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 03:53 PM   #1563
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Monday April 9, 2012
Volunteers are lighting up lives

By ALLAN KOAY




The young are learning an invaluable lesson: service has its own rewards.

IT was dark, so dark we could not even see the person in front of us. Yet we could see in the distance, the lit end of a cigarette glowing like a strange firefly. We knew someone was there.

It was about 9.30pm in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, and Alvin and nine other volunteers were looking for the sometimes-elusive homeless. We had walked from Central Market, our meeting point, to the concrete embankment of the Klang River where the din of the traffic was replaced by the soothing sound of rushing waters.

When we were near the spot under a bridge, one of the volunteers said out loud: “Nak makan? (Want something to eat?)”

A shirtless man in his 30s was sitting on a mat, smoking a cigarette as one of the volunteers handed him a packet of nasi lemak, a carton drink and a banana. One of the “denizens” then lit an oil lamp and we could see better. There were three other homeless persons there, and all of them greeted us with smiles.

On the wall of the embankment, just above our heads, was a dark line marking where the river waters reached when it rained. I asked the shirtless man: “So what do you do when it floods?”

“We just pack up and move,” he replied. “It rarely floods. When it does, the water rises slowly, so we have time to move away.”

Earlier, we were at the other end of the river under another bridge where the Friday night traffic was heavy and we could hear the roar of the vehicles above. I wondered how anyone could possibly get any sleep with all that noise around.


Young volunteers of Pertiwi Soup Kitchen pitching to do their bit for the needy.
There were more homeless people there ... and lots of cats. They belonged to a lady the volunteers affectionately called Catwoman. They told me she even has a pet python. I looked around and had my doubts; the cats and litter had free reign there.

Alvin and his friends do their rounds at least once a month. They declined to give their full names because they did not want any publicity for their humble efforts to reach out to a fellow man in need.

Some of the group members brought their children along. There were some college students among them, too.

“Isn’t it a bit dangerous for the kids?” I asked.

“No, when we have children with us, we don’t go to the more dangerous spots such as where the pimps, prostitutes and people with HIV are,” said Alvin.

They usually start at about 9pm on a Friday and sometimes finish way past midnight. The group is kept at 10 to 12 people at any one time, and all are requested to be dressed in white, for easy identification. Alvin also brought along a bag of clean clothes, to be offered to the homeless who needed an item or two.

From his personal encounters with the homeless, Alvin gathered that about 20% of them were foreigners. One of those we met at the river embankment was a young Indonesian woman who was five months pregnant. She wanted to return home to give birth to her child, but did not have enough money. A local organisation is providing her with free medical check-ups.

Some of the homeless have menial jobs which do not pay enough for them to even rent a room. Some are jobless, and the volunteers sometimes help them to secure work. One of the people we met near Central Market was a bespectacled man in his late 30s or 40s, who spoke good English. However, he could not secure a decent-paying job and had to sleep on the streets. What went wrong, we wondered.

I asked one of the volunteers, Catherine, why she brought along her two sons, Ignatius, 12, and Immanuel, 10. She explained that she wanted some exposure for her children.

“They may not fully understand the situation, but I believe they do take away something from the experience, which will help them to grow up as good people. My children do ask me questions about the homeless and what we do.”

Catherine imparts to her sons the importance of helping others unconditionally. Her boys, along with Alvin’s son Joshua, 15; fifth former Ashton; Michael, in his 20s; and Devon, a 20-year-old college student; all help to carry food and other items and distribute them. Ashton even chatted with a woman who had a three-year-old boy in her arms.

The homeless can be found sleeping on the sidewalks of the Kota Raya area, along Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, and outside office buildings and shops. At one point, Joshua was heard telling Ashton: “I saw this boy who’s about 15 sleeping on the sidewalk. Poor thing!”

The 15-year-old was probably moved by the sight of someone his age sleeping on the street. Perhaps Catherine was right, I thought.

Somewhere along the way, we ran into another group which was on a similar mission. A van was parked by the roadside and a group of young people were handing out food packets to the poor. I ran up to them and saw that they were from Pertiwi Soup Kitchen.

Two ladies in black vests with “Pertiwi” printed on the back asked if I would like to join them at their next stop in Jalan Syed Putra. I declined, and they hurried off.

Later I phoned the soup kitchen’s coordinator, Munirah Abdul Hamid, and she told me that Pertiwi Soup Kitchen has a steady supply of young volunteers. There is no shortage of university students who volunteer as part of their assignments.

The soup kitchen also gets volunteers from international schools. The students sometimes help to cook. One of the youngest volunteers, said Munirah, was a five-year-old.

“I always tell the parents to monitor their children,” she said. “I’m busy directing operations and can’t be looking after everyone. So parents have to be responsible for their own children.”



Occasionally, Pertiwi receives e-mails from young tourists who want to volunteer their services when they arrive in Malaysia.

As the night wore on, everyone was tired but soldiered on to give away the last packets of food and drinks.

We trudged from Central Market to Jalan Syed Putra, then on to Kota Raya and down to Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and Central Market. The young volunteers gamely carried heavy bags of food and drinks. I was on the verge of collapse.

It was Devon’s first time out with the group, and I asked him if he would do it again.

“Yeah!” he beamed.

We rounded up our little mission with a meal together and shared our experiences of the night. The young volunteers all said it was an eye-opening experience to come face-to-face with the homeless. It made them more appreciative of what they have, and taught them not to take things for granted.

In contrast, a middle-aged man we had encountered earlier, shouted at us to stop feeding the homeless because we were only making them lazy. Is he echoing the cynicism that sometimes comes with age? The young often look at the world around them with a simple compassion. Perhaps we could learn a lesson from there.

In the car on the way home, I asked Joshua what he wanted to be when he grows up.

“A pilot or a fireman,” he replied.

“Fireman?” I asked in surprise. “But why?”

His simple reply: “Because I want to help people.”




http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/stor...sec=lifeliving
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Old April 17th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #1564
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Government want to develop this land, please ...tackle and take care of the homeless folks in that area first..
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 10:34 AM   #1565
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They've started on the MRT works next to the indoor stadium. Not sure whether this includes the warisan merdeka project as seems that they r clearing the whole piece of land surrounding it, and notice the different color of hoarding:





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Old May 9th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #1566
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Dgr ceritq tapak warisan merdeka xsesuai utk tower tu..dan mungkin akan dipindahkan lokasi..x tau betul ke x
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Old May 9th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #1567
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only brannix can confirm this.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #1568
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kalau betul please relocate to Kg Baru pleaseeee!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #1569
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But it's PNB's land. How?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #1570
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this from warisan merdeka facebook

ujian tanah telah dilakukan sebanyak 4 kali di tapak cadangan Menara Warisan Merdeka a.k.a 'KL 100'. tekanan Hidraulik seberat 4000 tan telah dilakukan pada permukaan tanah di tapak cadangan (berhampiran stesen Monorail Maharajalela). semua ujian telah menunjukkan kegagalan tanah untuk menampung beban bangunan sekiranya dibina. Projek Menara Warisan Merdeka setinggi 116 tingkat kemungkinan akan dipindahkan ke lokasi lain, atau dibatalkan sama sekali. kini kerajaan menumpukan perhatian untuk membangunkan Pusat Kewangan Kuala Lumpur di atas tapak Lapangan Terbang Sungai Besi, yang bakal menjadi pusat kewangan antarabangsa yang terkemuka di Ibu Negara.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #1571
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Dibatalkan??? Plz not that. Move it to Kampung Baru like Sepul said
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #1572
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batal?plz not..i thought they already done the designing process..atleast move to another site..off topic,,kawasan kl financial district bukan di lapangan terbang sg besi,sg besi site is bandar malaysia..hopefully it was not true since some fact in their post is not so convenience..
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #1573
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hurmm...batal, why i'm not surprised...haha

yup, better focus on KLIFD n Naza Metropolitan...
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #1574
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Dibatalkan??? Plz not that. Move it to Kampung Baru like Sepul said
move that tower to klifd pon nice..pnb pun ade kaitan dgn financial,sesuai
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #1575
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Wow they proposed a 116storey tower....tapi dibatalkan....but i guess dis mega project stil on but not dat supertall tower huh....probably 3 or 4 30-40storey towers....huhu
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #1576
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so??? pour concrete then!!!

me here thought PTT also have the same problem..

typical lah for najib to cave in to pressure no matter how stupid the demand or mentality of the pressure group is..

we need a new PM. preferably, someone with balls.



on +ve note, since it dibatalkan, why not realigned SBK line to serve raja chulan instead
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1577
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wider the river using a bit kg baru land..built warisan merdeka near klcc,plus four season center+ib tower+aurora+whotel+platinum suite...then woaho!,kl will have a great waterfront facing kl skyline,similar to shanghai,at the same time, develop kg baru to traditional style with proper bazzar,herritage site,traditional architecture...then we will have very unique contrast,very interesting




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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #1578
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Why not demolish PNB-wholly-owned Bangunan MAS and move it there????

Now that is what I call awesome skyline!!!


(not sure whether the land size is too small, but Kg Baru land even smaller and environment + current infrastructure not suitable)
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Old May 10th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #1579
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Bananapotato was right!built this megatall near klcc,wider the river that saperate klcc and kg baru and change kgpung baru to malaysian heritage area like bund shanghai,put craft center,large waterfront,culture center,dining place and gallery museum!kl will be awesome!
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Old May 10th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #1580
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If it a fantasy i agreed it cool.

But to finance it..noooo!..
Better build a waterfront city somewhere else..
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