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Pahang-Delights Babbler , Issue #008 -- Dato' Sri Mohd Najib now a Grandpa
October 08, 2006
Pahang-Delights Babbler, Issue #008 – What’s new! October 5, 2006

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Issue #008 – October 5, 2006

Welcome to the 8th issue of the Pahang-Delights Babbler.

I’ll try to shorten the babble where I can. But there’s too much delights, and so here goes…

Contents: -

  1. Our Deputy Prime Minister's Now a Grandpa
  2. Karnival Kad Mesra Joran 2006 (or "Petronas Mesra Card Fishing Carnival 2006")
  3. Sports News - Woodball and Ping Pong
  4. Kuantan Police to Patrol on Bicycles
  5. New Governement Chief Secretary is a Pahang-born
  6. New pahang-delights webpages in September 2006

1) A Grandpa Already? Ah, all in Good Time

Mohd. Nizar, the eldest son of Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, became a father when his wife Sharmila delivered a healthy 3.57 kg baby boy on September 23, 2006.

So, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib became a grandfather, (no doubt he will be doting on his first grandson) and we have another future Orang Kaya Indera Shahbandar (and future politician, perhaps) from the distinguished descendants of Tok Tuan, a Bugis Chief who settled in Pahang about 1722.

Tok Tuan was of course the person who introduced silk weaving in Pekan and improved and developed it into the now famous Tenun Pahang Diraja.

So, congratulations and best wishes from Pahang-Delights to Mohd. Nizar and family on the birth of the baby boy.

2) Kad Mesra Joran 2006

This fishing carnival, organised by Berita Harian's Joran Unit and Petronas Dagangan, was held at Teluk Chempedak, Kuantan, on September 17, 2006.

And strangely, all the top winners in the sea and shore category hauled in stingrays, the kind that killed Stephen Robert Irwin (Steve Irwin), the famous Australian "Crocodile Hunter".

Jamaluddin Rahman of Selangor emerged champion in the sea category and received RM15,000 . He caught a 46.22 kg stingray. First runner up was Kong Chok Lung with a 38.5 kg stingray (RM10,000) and third place (RM5,000) was Mohd Fairuz Saian with a stingray weighing 35.8 kg.

In the shore category, Kamarudin Mustafa from Kelantan was crowned the winner (RM10,000), when he reeled in a 4.04 kg stingray. Second place (RM4,000) went to Mohd Irwan Abdul Samad (4.01 kg), and third place (RM2,000) was won by Jamaludin Saian with a stingray weighing 2.08 kg.

700 anglers took part in the shore category while 400 competed in the open sea category. Prizes were presented by Deputy Menteri Besar of Pahang, Datuk Tan Aminuddin Ishak.

3) Sports in Pahang

  • Woodball

    The Pahang Woodball team took top honors and was the champion in the 10th Malaysian International Open Woodball Championship held at Taman Metropolitan Batu, Kuala Lumpur, last September 2006.

    Pahang woodball player, Rahman Yaakub, also became the men's champion in the individual category.

    Pahang's men Woodball team also helped Woodball Malaysia defend the 2nd Woodball World Cup held at the same location. The winning Malaysian team comprised of Syed Khairuddin Syed Bakar, Arifin Mamat, Alfred Or, Suhaimi Mahmud and Wan Saffri.

    In the women's category, the Malaysian team was runner-up for the second time. The team was made up of Suraini Abdul Hamid, Aniah Hassan, Norhayati Abdul Hamid, Kong Ah long, Marie Lien and Rohani Atan.

    250 players from 13 countries took part in this 2006 Woodball World Cup. For information, Malaysia was champion in the men's category at the First Woodball World Cup held in Taiwan in 2005, while the Malaysian women was second.

  • Table - Tennis (or Ping-pong)

    Kuantan District table - tennis team was the over-all champion, winning 5 of the 12 categories, in the 34th Pahang Table Tennis Championship held at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Chung Ching, Tanah Putih, Kuantan, on the 17th September 2006.

    5 districts, namely, Kuantan, Bera, Temerloh, Bentong and Raub, took part, with participation by 120 players.

4) Kuantan Police to Patrol on Bicycles

If you come to Kuantan you will find policemen on patrol riding on bicycles. Of course this is besides those who patrol on foot and motorcycles.

The idea for the bicycle patrol came from HRH the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, himself. In fact HRH donated 30 bicycles on Sept 21,2006 to the Pahang police.

A very good idea which will not only make the policemen strong for the riding exercises, but also a good deterrent for snatch thieves. And of course, good for tourism.

5) New Chief Secretary to the Government

Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, was appointed the new Malaysian Chief Secretary effective 3rd September 2006. He replaced Tan Sri Samsudin Osman who completed his service contract on 2nd September 2006.

Tan Sri Mohd Sidek, 55 years old, was born in Pekan, Pahang on 24th June, 1951, and was the Secretary-General of International Trade and Industry Ministry before this appointment.

Congratulations to him from Pahang-Delights, and hope that he will serve the country with great distinction.

6) The new Pahang-Delights web pages for the month of September 2006 are as follows: -

#1) About Me

Well, to all those of you who had e-mailed me and (I wouldn't want to say) "clamored" me for more information about myself, just visit this page if you haven't yet.Just a bit more on yours truly to satisfy "you" out there.

#2) Taman Esplanade

This small park is located right in the middle of Kuantan, at the end of the "Benteng" or esplanade fringing the Kuantan Riverbank. And there's a historical burial ground beside this park. Read here for more information

#3) Roti Canai

Ahem, this page contains Pahang-Delights' first video ever (more will come). And the snippet shows how to spread the "roti canai" dough thin before putting it on the griddle. Watch the short (16 seconds) video snippet here. Like all videos ,it will take some time to load and buffer, so do wait a while after you've clicked play.

Well, September was quite a month in Pahang.

So until next time, from me...

Terima kasih (thank you) and ... Selamat Datang (Welcome)

From : Mohd Yamin

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