Road tax lowered on private vehicles from Jan 1

Road tax lowered on private vehicles from Jan 1 … Is it a good news or a bad news ?

Vehicle owners will have something to celebrate this New Year – lower road tax.  Yeah rite … What’s the point of lowering road tax when the fuel price rise ? We only pay road tax once or twice a year but we purchase petrol almost everyday.

“The Government will continue to find ways and means to lessen the financial burden of the people. We have decided that reducing road taxes and excise duties will benefit a wide section of society,” said Najib.  

“The move will result in the Government losing some RM250mil in revenue yearly,” he told reporters.

Najib said the public should not be unduly worried over speculation of an increase in petrol prices next year. 

“As of now, we have not decided to raise the price of petrol,” he said, adding that the Government was willing to forgo a substantial amount in revenue to ensure benefit for the people.

Okay, so what if the Government is losing RM250mil in revenue yearly when they could get it back even more with the higher price of petrol ? Do they have to mention it in such obvious manner that the Government is losing money just to lessen financial burden of the people ? Pretending to be an angel but a devil within.

The people should be worried since they’re paying for the fuel. As for the Government workers, they’re so damn lucky that they get all sorts of allowance. And where does all those money comes from ? US ! The taxpayers… Whatever the Government is doing will not just “benefit” the people but “bigger benefit” the the Gov itself.

Troubleshooting MSN Messenger Error Code 81000306/31000314

I’m sharing the troubleshooting guide in case you guys are having the same problem as mine.

 

Hi Melvin,

Thank you for contacting Windows Live Messenger Technical Support. My name is Michelle and I’ll be glad to assist you with your concern.

Based on the information I received, I understand that you are still unable to sign in to Windows Live Messenger because of error 81000314. I appreciate your patience on this issue. Let me help you out.

Melvin, by the time that you reported this to us, the .NET Messenger service has been experiencing temporary technical difficulties. This particular sign-in issue would usually manifest as:

1. The error code 81000306/31000314.

2. You can sign in with some accounts but not with others (the servers impacted were account-specific).

3. You cannot sign in to MSN Web Messenger.

In any case, I am happy to inform you that the issue has already been resolved. If you still can’t sign in, however, it is possible that the contacts cache of Windows Live Messenger has become corrupted.

To cover all angles, this error code may also appear if one of the following holds true:

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Bien Venue 2007 ! Au Revoir 2006 ~

When I realized it’s the end of 2006, some thoughts came across my mind. I’ve been thinking, what have I done for the past 364 days ? Well, I’m not sure… Procrastinating and loafting around, I guess. There’s much success and failure over some matter so far. After today, everything will be considered as past tense. I guess I shouldn’t have any back thoughts after this. As the New year is coming , everyone would have a new resolution, a new beginning. As for me, I’m still blur about what my resolution are.

Many times, resolution are made but it was never taken into action. Being an indecisive guy, it’s hard for me to make a decision. It’s always about Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. I’m able to Plan and Organizing but there’s no Leading or Controlling. That’s what I lack of and that’s what Mr Brian kept reminding me about.

Two more weeks till exams, I have yet to start my revision. I have to pass all my papers and graduate. That’s what I have in mind now. Not exactly my resolution but just something that  I have to do. After that, I might probably go straight to work again or maybe going for another course elsewhere. Depends if I still can afford to pay for my studies.

Hey…. Guess what ? FINALLY… I’m able to log on to my MSN Messenger. I’ve been trying to log on since yesterday. Just got a mail from Michelle who’s working in the MSN Tech Support department. She said that it’s a account specific problem as I were able to log on with other accounts. Maybe it’s due to the earthquake in Taiwan that some connection to servers located in the States were distrupted. By the way, I forgot to mention that some accounts were located on different servers. I was the unlucky one having an account on the server impacted.

By the way, regarding the petrol price hike, it’s sort of confirmed. The price per litre should go around RM2.40. To those who drive a car that consume a lot of fuel like me who drive a SLK (Stupid Large Kembara). Well, all I can say is GOOD LUCK to you. LoL  I don’t think I wanna go drive out so much. My pocket is empty….  Anyone wanna donate some $$ to me ?

 

No countdown party this year

There will not be any countdown or celebration party held in KLCC or Dataran Merdeka this year as respect for Hari Raya Haji . But somehow there will be a six-minute fireworks display at KLCC to usher in the New Year. However, celebration will go on as usual in most places in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Genting Highlands.

Countdown Party location: 

Genting Highlands 

Local Chinese guest artistes will perform until a massive fireworks show takes place just before the countdown at the First World Plaza. Party starts from 9.30pm till late. Entry is free. 

The Curve in Mutiara Damansara 

The carnival includes a concert featuring Jaclyn Victor, Reshmonu and other artistes that will last till the New Year. Celebrations begin from 6pm. No entry fee required. 

Bintang Walk 

Street party and concert featuring local Chinese singers with fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Party begins from 7pm onwards. Entry is free. 

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park 

Splash Surf Beach Party with a special appearance by 45 finalists of the Miss World Tourism contest and performances by local bands. A spectacular fireworks display is set to light up the sky at midnight. Doors open at 7pm. Adults – RM88 nett and children – RM55 nett. Cover charge after 10pm – RM50. 

One Utama Shopping Complex 

Countdown street party at Central Park Avenue (main entrance of new wing). Party begins from 6.30pm. International artistes like Australian band North, Genie Chuo (Taiwan) and local artiste Nicholas Teo to perform along with Myfm deejays. Expect incredible fireworks to light up the celebrations. Entry is free. 

Petrol price increase by RM0.50 per litre

There’s possibility that the price of petrol will be increased by RM0.50 per litre by year end. I’m not sure when but probably right after New Year. Well, I’m not sure of the validity of this news. But this is what my mom found out from the petrol kiosk operator. More like an inside news.

I guess it would be a suprise for everyone. Those rich people will not feel any effect of the price hike. Sad news for people like us who don’t even earn enough to eat. Sigh.. HAIL to the Government for such great gift on our New Year.