Archive for March, 2010


Thursday, March 25th, 2010


This is the most read news on 25 March 2010… The Star readers (should be mostly Malaysians) are so obsessed with sex. I think Chua Xui LeX should get into “action” again if he wanna win the election and before we start to forget who he is. 😛

Dam reservoir induced seismic activity

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

A friend of mine wouldn’t believe me when I told her that large dams can cause earthquake… Ok. This is the proof.

Mild earthquake in Kenyir

Tha Star, Thursday March 11, 2010.

KUALA LUMPUR: A mild earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 on the Richter scale occurred at 11.10pm Thursday, causing mild tremors that was felt within the Tasik Kenyir area.

The earthquake which had its epicenter at 43km Southwest of Kuala Terengganu and 22km West of Kuala Berang, Terengganu was the second in more than 20 years.

Malaysian Meteorological Department’s (MMD) Geophysics and Tsunami division director Dr Mohd Rosaidi Che Abas said the recent earthquake might be linked to the one that occurred in the same area in 1980 or may have been caused by the release of tectonic gas.

Dr Rosaidi said Kenyir was hit by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in the 1980s when the Kenyir Dam was being filled.

“The earthquake last night may have been linked to the one that happened 20 years ago or the release of tectonic gas from the gas bearing basin or the plate tectonic setting in Terengganu,” he said when contacted by Bernama Thursday.

He added that since it was the first case since the 1980s, his department would work closely with the Mineral and Geosciences Department to find the actual cause of the quake.

People should not worry as the 2.6 scale earthquake was a mild one, he said. – Bernama

Applicants sought for fellowship in Malaysia

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The International Center for Journalists is seeking outstanding applicants for a Knight International Journalism Fellowship in Malaysia. Applicants should have solid experience in digital media reporting and editing, experience with digital media technology, experience in newsroom convergence, knowledge of or experience with citizen journalism and blogging, and media-management experience. Applicants should be fluent in English. Proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia or Chinese is recommended, but not required. The Fellowship duration is a minimum of one year and is open to any nationality.

Project focus:
Integrate a citizen journalist network into a digital newsroom to create new Web content and features based on citizen reports and information.

The International Center for Journalists, a non-profit, professional organization based in Washington, D.C., promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition. For more information on the Knight International Journalism Fellowships, please visit our website:

To access the online application, go to