McCURRY WINS ROWS WITH McDONALD’S : BBC NEWS 8/9/09
The American fast-food giant McDonald’s has lost an eight-year legal battle to prevent a Malaysian restaurant calling itself McCurry. McDonald’s argued that the use of the “Mc” prefix infringed its trademark. But the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur ruled that there was no evidence to show McCurry was trying to pass itself off as part of the McDonald’s empire.
The owner of McCurry insists its “Mc” prefix is an abbreviation for Malaysian Chicken Curry. Long process McDonald’s, which has more than 180 outlets in Malaysia, first sued the McCurry restaurant in 2001.
McDonald’s has more than 180 outlets in Malaysia A High Court ruled in favour of the international chain in 2006, but then McCurry took the case to the Court of Appeal, which overturned the ruling. McDonald’s then went down its final legal avenue, taking the case to the Federal Court. But chief judge Arifin Zakaria said on Tuesday that the three-member panel had unanimously dismissed the application. “We feel great that this eight-year legal battle is finally over,” McCurry owner P Suppiah told reporters. “We can now go ahead with whatever we plan to do such as opening new branches,” he said.
McCurry opened for business in Kuala Lumpur in 1999, and serves Indian dishes, including fish head curry and breads including tandoori naan. Lawyers for McDonald’s told the Associated Press news agency that the company accepted the judgement.
taken from -BBC NEWS-
So, that big-evil-greedy-capitalist corporation of McDeath think they can have it all..and they should not disturb Malaysian Curry at 1st place..
and they learnt a lesson..the hard way..Malaysian McCurry really kick their ass real hard this time.
Hotter and drier days ahead with El Nino
By YENG AI CHUN
The Star Online (Tuesday June 9, 2009)
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can expect hotter and drier days till September as an El Nino phenomenon is forming.
While the real extent of the El Nino impact could only be gauged sometime in August, more open burning was expected to contribute to more haze, the Meterological Department said in a report.
Malaysia experiences a hot and dry season in the months of June, July and August and temperatures range between 33C to 34C.
It is understood that temperatures could soar another 3C during El Nino.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas said the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) satellite report had identified 125 hot spots in the country since May 25 to June 7.
“The ministry has taken a pro-active measure by reviving the committee which monitors hot spots.
A national haze main committee meeting was held in February and June 8 and local government agencies have been ordered to be on a stand-by for any eventuality,” he said after launching the ‘Genting Goes Green’ at First World Plaza, Genting Highlands Resort Tuesday.
In a further preventive measure, the ministry has continued to increase its monitoring on the situation via daily aerial surveillance with co-operation from the police air unit and private airline companies, said Douglas.
“Emphasis is given to areas that are prone to fires such as Selangor, Pahang and Johor, especially peat swamps and garbage landfills.
“We have also roped in commercial airlines such as Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia to help report open burning cases that they spot while up in the air,” he said.
The ASMC report also showed that there is an increase of hot spots in Sumatera and Kalimantan, Indonesia, totalling to 996 and 108 hotspots.
Douglas added that the country’s Air Pollution Index (API) has slightly deteriorated and now stands at 51 to 100, which is moderate.
“This has caused it to be slightly hazy. This hazy situation happened because of a stable atmosphere with a high humidity level of above 85%.
“This leads to air pollutants such as dust and emissions from vehicles and industries to collect and continue increasing in the air space, thus causing poor visibility,” he said.
According to a Meterological Department report on June 8, visibility at certain areas in Prai, Bayang Lepas, Subang, Petaling Jaya, Malacca and Kuantan has deteriorate to between 6km to 9km.
The Star Online
So, it going to be a really-really hot day.The interesting part is, El Nino will always pair with economic crisis. Just like back in 1997.
Singapore replaced their old 2 units of American Made AWACS, Grumman E2C Hawkeye with 4 units of newly advance Israel Aircraft Industry (IAI) G-550 CAEW/C equipped with ELTA M-2075 Phalcon AESA ( Active Electronic Scanned Array) and these G-550 is already equipped with ELTA SEMA (Special Electronic Missions Aircraft) which capable to jam and retard enemy communication devices within 100KM radius or more!! .It is the second after ‘mythical’ Electronic Magnetic Pulse (EMP) shield system which is said, being used in USN Aircraft Carriers.
Military experts says, 1 unit G-550 CAEW/C can replace 2 units of E2C and with 4 units of G-550 CAEW/C , Singapore now will have the total superior control over west South East Asia’s airspace.
So, i wonder when Royal Malaysian Airforce will start joining the league of ‘Electronic Warfare’??
Read Full report here in Tempur May 09 Edition
We dont even have AWACS (or AEW) aircraft. I remember in 1996 there was a proposal to buy Swedish ‘s Saab 340 AEW Erieye (Codename, S-100B Argus) for RMAF, but in the end, nothing happened.Like always.
Thailand will get their 1st delivery of Argus next year ,out of 3 Unit which included in Grippen package.
With the new & refresh military coalition between Singapore and Israel, i can’t stop from being a paranoid.
” Why the hell Singapore need 4 AEW plane to defend its Island? Unless they have ‘another plan’ for their ‘Forward Defence’ Strategy…”
The Question is : If they use that ‘another plan’..are we ready? are we well equipped?are we goin to wait and lose everything before we counter back with our famous ‘Jungle tactics’.
I don’t how those top brass in MINDEF feel about this, but as a citizen of this Federation,..i am afraid..
“Be afraid…be really really afraid..”
But, honestly,..If they come, i can’t wait to kick their soft+sissy soldiers ( Who claimed themselves as the best and well equipped arm force in S.E.A)out from my country. I am not concern who is going to win or lose but the most important thing is,..lets have the war 1st.
“..Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything…”
~Napoleon Hill~ (American author, 1883-1970)
It is a desire, off course. To have everything in one time. It’s like trying to grab anything and any possible opportunities that walks in front of me.All in one go.
I now ventured into a partnership of limited shares.An entity that need a lot of resources and cash ,just to lubricate its initial move. In the name of being an opportunist.To grab every opportunities. Or shall i rephrase that as to serve my-greed-and lust?..
Venturing into ‘Brick and mortars’ are quite risky right now but it is worth it.(i hope..).So ,into the risk , I jump.We shall see where i end up.
well..it have to start somewhere, it have to start sometimes…what better place than here, what better time than now?
People can’t stop talking about the theory of the collapses since yesterday.Especially folks in the State of Terengganu and KT City, they knew what really happened.
kecoh pagi ni dgr stadium runtuh
gegaran terasa smpi ke rumah sy
ni antara picture yang baru sy terima
tgk mcm agak terok
Nak tahu sebab ape stadium ni runtuh…..
Bukan sb rasuah
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Perhimpunan secara besar – besaran ultraman di stadium ..memberi peluang baik untuk raksasa membalas dendam.
* Nice Joke.A brilliant one. But those who involved in the construction of this poor stadium are the real ‘jokers’.