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Rabu, 3 Februari 2016

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The Observer view on corruption in Malaysia

Posted: 02 Feb 2016 10:58 PM PST

The Guardian, 31 January 2016

There is, rightly, widespread concern over Najib and a democratic deficit.

Dato' Sri Mohamed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak was born to rule. Son of Malaysia's second post-independence prime minister and nephew of its third, he entered parliament at the age of 23, inheriting his father's seat and was handed several senior portfolios before being appointed prime minister himself in 2009.

Najib heads the powerful United Malays National Organisation (Umno), the pre-eminent political force. His national and personal dominance symbolises the bumiputera (ethnic Malay) ascendancy in a country with large, constitutionally disadvantaged ethnic Indian and Chinese minorities.

But as the intense firestorm sparked by last week's arbitrary dismissal of potentially career-ending corruption allegations against him suggests, Najib is also seen by growing numbers of fellow citizens as unfit to rule the country whose leadership he inherited as if by right. His time in government, especially since the 2013 general election, has brought an expansion of repressive laws, multiplying human rights abuses and curbs on media freedoms more reminiscent of Russia than of a supposedly functional, pro-western democracy closely allied to Britain and the US.

Human Rights Watch summed up Malaysia's crisis of governance in its 2016 World Report and country-file: "The ruling Umno-led coalition has remained in power since 1957 through electoral manipulation, censorship, intimidation and use of criminal statutes to punish political opponents. After losing the popular vote in the 2013 elections – but maintaining a legislative majority through gerrymandering – the government renewed its crackdown on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and passed new laws permitting preventive detention without charge… Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim remains imprisoned on trumped-up sodomy charges after a politically motivated, unjust trial."

The latest furore besmirching Najib's shaky reputation concerns a 2013 payment of $681m into his personal bank account, a transfer that only came to light thanks to a Wall Street Journal report last July. After months of closed-door investigations and Najib's repeated denials of wrongdoing, Mohamed Apandi Ali, Malaysia's attorney general, declared last week that the money was a private gift from the Saudi royal family and there was no evidence of improper or corrupt activity. Nor was there any connection with graft allegations swirling around the debt-laden state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which Najib oversaw, he said.

This has been met with widespread scepticism. Why was the gift made to Najib and what was it for? Why was most of the money apparently later returned to the Saudis, and what happened to the $61m that was not? Why was the transfer routed circuitously through the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong? And why, particularly if, as Najib claims, the money was a political donation to boost Umno election campaign funds, was it deposited in his personal bank accounts?

Those taken by surprise by Apandi's act of absolution include the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Macc), which investigated the affair. An anonymous source there subsequently told the Reuters news agency that the commission recommended last month that Najib be charged with criminal misappropriation. Apandi rejected the advice. The Macc is now seeking a review of the attorney general's decision, while those in Najib's camp want an inquiry into the leak.

Saudis also found the decision surprising. The royal family would "never" place political funds in a private individual's account, officials told the Malaysia Chronicle. This may or may not be true. A "well-placed Saudi source" told the BBC's Frank Gardner that the money was paid direct to Najib, on the orders of the late King Abdullah, to help him defeat Islamist hardliners in the 2013 election.

Najib says he has been vindicated and Malaysia must move on. This is fantasy. The scandal will live on in the minds of voters who have more reason than ever to distrust those who presume to lead them on the basis of privilege, wealth and inequality. It lives on in the minds of the FBI and investigators in Switzerland and Hong Kong still probing 1MDB. And it shines a spotlight on Malaysia's worsening democratic deficit, whether defined in terms of shady campaign finances, electoral manipulation and foreign interference, human rights abuses, weak and unreliable governance – or downright venality.

Isnin, 18 Januari 2016

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Why Anwar Ibrahim deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 17 Jan 2016 07:57 PM PST

Malaysiakini- Ooi Heng (Executive Director of the think-tank Political Studies for Change (KPRU)

Former Leader of the Opposition of Malaysian Parliament, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016. He is currently serving his five-year jail term for his second conviction of sodomy, since 10 February 2015, after the Federal Court upheld the decision made by the Court of Appeal. His nomination is being backed by 10 non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Malaysia so far.

Before arguing on the reasons Anwar Ibrahim deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, we decided to look into the background of Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar/Burma, as well as Lech Wa??sa from Poland, who respectively received their Prize in 1991 and 1983. We believed that these two Laureates are similar enough to be compared with Anwar Ibrahim, for they have created a great impact towards their own nations and a certain degree of impact on democratisation.

We do think that Anwar Ibrahim deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, as he is wrongfully convicted for sodomy twice in his lifetime, in the context of a "politically loaded case", while sacrificing his own freedom for non-violent struggle of democracy, and fighting against injustice and corruption done by an authoritarian regime, making him a prisoner of conscience.

In the past, the Nobel Peace Prize has been won by several figures who were prisoners of conscience, such as Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar, Liu Xiaobo from China, Nelson Mandela from South Africa, and Lech Wa??sa from Poland. These political dissidents have sacrificed their own freedom, in order to, either fight for democracy, or fight for the rights of the people, or even both.

This is the second time Anwar Ibrahim is being jailed as a politician, and for both of the jail terms the Amnesty International had declared him a "prisoner of conscience". During Anwar's first jail term, Amnesty International had stated that the trial proceedings "exposed a pattern of political manipulation of key state institutions including the police, public prosecutor's office and the judiciary". And as for the current jail term, Amnesty International said that the charges and trial were politically motivated. They called for immediate and unconditional release of Anwar Ibrahim. Furthermore, Anwar's health has been deteriorating in Sungai Buloh Prison, and he is facing difficulties in receiving proper medical attention.

Before this, on 7 March 2014 Court of Appeal overturned the ruling made by the High Court which acquitted him (thus reinstating this second sodomy conviction), disrupting Anwar from contesting in the Kajang by-election on 23 March 2014. Human Rights Watch criticized the court decision for being politically motivated.

Anwar could choose to leave the country just to avoid another jail term, probably seeking for political asylum. Even by doing that, Anwar could still continue leading the opposition forces from abroad, with the advanced telecommunications and internet technologies we have now.

However, Anwar has chosen not to do so. He felt that if he fled the country, he would not be making a good example in our struggles to democratise the country. Anwar has chosen to sacrifice his own freedom and probably even his own life, as his health is deteriorating in prison. For sure, it would also mean separation with his family, though his family members may occasionally visit him in prison, albeit not without problems.

Anwar Ibrahim and Aung San Suu Kyi

This may be comparable with Aung San Suu Kyi, who had chosen to stand with her people by turning down the Burmese military regime's offer to join her family abroad. The condition of the offer was, she would never be able to return to Myanmar. And after 1995 her husband was denied by the military regime to visit her, who was under house arrest, and he himself died of prostate cancer in 1999. Aung San Suu Kyi's sacrifice has apparently paid off, as her consistent struggle for her people and democracy has finally helped her party, National League for Democracy (NLD), achieve great electoral victory in the 2015 General Election, winning 86% of the seats in the Assembly of the Union, which is more than 67%, the requirement to have their preferred candidate elected as President and First Vice President. Though the constitution bars Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming President (as her husband and children are not citizens of Myanmar), she declared that she would hold real power in any NLD-led government. In order to amend the constitution, there must be approval from at least one military legislator.

The situation of Anwar Ibrahim and Aung San Suu Kyi are somewhat similar. Both of them have been under political persecution by the ruling regime while their parties achieved electoral success by winning popular support under their leadership. Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest for the first time a year before her NLD won the election on 27 May 1990 with 82% of the parliamentary seats and 59% of the popular votes, but the military junta refused to recognise the results. And she remained under house arrest until 10 July 1995. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. And she was placed under house arrest again on 23 September 2000 until 6 May 2002. And she was placed under house arrest for the third time from 2003 until 13 November 2010, being extended a few times, including one illegal extension done on 27 May 2008.

As for Anwar Ibrahim – the Reformasi movement initiated by him, his supporters and civil society after being sacked as Deputy Prime Minister by then-Prime Minister Dato' Seri (now Tun) Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1998 – eventually gave birth to Parti Keadilan Nasional, the predecessor of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (KEADILAN). And this party went on forming a new opposition coalition, Barisan Alternatif, together with Democratic Action Party (DAP), Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) and Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM). This is the first time in history secular DAP had an official cooperation with the hardline Islamist PAS, as there was no other party before KEADILAN that could bring these two parties together. (However DAP withdrew from Barisan Alternatif in 2001 due to their irreconcilable differences with PAS.)

Anwar's Reformasi movement has created new dimension for democratisation with important legacies. It showed that a cross-ethnic alliance was possible despite the divisive racial politics practised by the ruling regime over the past several decades. It also showed that non-violent struggle of democracy was possible despite the authoritarian regime's repressive rule against the people and injustice towards Anwar and other defenders of democracy.

Anwar Ibrahim played major roles in leading several demonstrations against the authoritarian regime, such as those during the Reformasi movement, as well as the Bersih rallies in 2007, 2011 and 2012 (demanding for fair and clean elections), and also the Blackout rallies after the 2013 election, protesting against election frauds. Even before Anwar entered politics, he was already an activist during his student years, and was once detained under the controversial (now abolished) Internal Security Act (ISA) for his involvement in a protest against rural poverty and hunger. He was once notable for being the president of Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) before joining the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the dominant component party of BN, and moved up the political ranks quickly, before being sacked and expelled from the party in 1998.

Anwar Ibrahim and Lech Wa??sa

On the other hand, the Polish trade unionist Lech Wa??sa had also led in several workers' demonstrations and strikes, demanding the Communist regime for better living conditions and workers' rights. As a result, he was once fired from his job in the Lenin Shipyard (now Gda?sk Shipyard), though reinstated 6 years later. He was frequently detained by the Communist regime and also underwent surveillance. His actions even earned support from the Roman Catholic Church and the intellectuals. He eventually made his way into negotiations with the authorities which resulted in the Gda?sk Agreement on 31 August 1980, which gave the workers the right to strike and to organize their own independent unions. However his movement, Solidarity, was once banned in December 1981, and later his Nobel Peace Prize was announced in October 1983. Another negotiation he made with the authorities, upon worsened economic conditions, eventually brought to an end of the authoritarian rule and democratized Poland, enabling his Solidarity to win election in 1989 and have himself elected as President in 1990, until his defeat in November 1995.

In the 2008 General Election, KEADILAN won 31 Parliamentary seats and became the largest opposition party in the Parliament. KEADILAN, together with DAP and PAS, formed a new opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat. Back then this alliance had 81 seats in combined, breaking BN's long-standing two-thirds majority in the Parliament. In the 13th General Election, Pakatan Rakyat obtained 50.9% of the popular votes (while BN had 47.4%) but was only able to win 89 out of the 222 seats in the Parliament (thus BN won 133).

As an opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim has been critical of the BN government's distorted policies, notably his problematisation of the New Economic Policy (NEP). He also called for the need of democratic accountability, an independent judiciary and free media, in order to combat corruption.

Though Anwar failed to get BN parliamentarians to defect to his side on 16 September 2008, this nonetheless made the entire nation awaken and began to appreciate the importance of the date 16 September, for it was the date of the formation of Malaysia in 1963 (between Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore). Since then, from 2009 onwards, 16 September, being "Malaysia Day", became a public holiday for the entire country, as it was previously a public holiday only for Sabah and Sarawak. And politicians from both sides of the political divide began to realise the need to address the rights of Sabah and Sarawak (together called "East Malaysia"), as many people from these two states felt that their rights and interests have been compromised by the federal government based in West Malaysia, up to the extent that the 1963 Malaysia Agreement, an international treaty, is being violated.

Anwar Ibrahim made a revolutionary impact towards Malaysian politics, as he formed the Malay-dominated multiracial party KEADILAN, while previously there was no similar party that could achieve such success. KEADILAN is a party which its racial composition matches the national racial composition the closest, as compared with other major political parties in Malaysia, therefore making it the "most multiracial" party here. Before the formation of KEADILAN, the Malays were mostly divided into UMNO and PAS for several decades, with a mere few years of Semangat 46 (S46), a splinter party of UMNO. UMNO and S46 are restricted to Bumiputera, while PAS is restricted to Muslims.

Before KEADILAN, there was never a Malay-dominated multiracial party that could achieve such great electoral success. Other multiracial parties such as DAP and Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (a component party of BN) are dominated by Chinese and other ethnic minorities. The emergence of KEADILAN has practically provided a good political platform for the moderate Malays, for UMNO has been based on Malay nationalism, while PAS has been based on Islamism. KEADILAN has practically filled a political gap between UMNO and PAS, which effectively provided an alternative voice apart from the Malay nationalist and Islamist sentiments by UMNO and PAS, and bring the entire nation into attention on democratisation and good governance and cross-cultural issues such as corruption or abuse of power, rising of living cost, and freedom of speech.

With KEADILAN under Anwar's leadership, there were chances for DAP and PAS to work together as one alliance against BN, though the ideologies of secular DAP and hardline Islamist PAS seem irreconcilable. They formed a formidable force against the authoritarian regime by uniting opposition forces of difference races and ethnicities, and challenge the racist policies of the oppressive regime. And it is evident that without Anwar, DAP and PAS would eventually break apart over their own differences, which other than what happened in Barisan Alternatif in 2001, Pakatan Rakyat has broken apart in 2015, a few months after the imprisonment of Anwar Ibrahim. (Later, KEADILAN and DAP, together with Parti Amanah Negara, a splinter party of PAS, formed a new opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan)

This is unlike Aung San Suu Kyi who failed (or perhaps unwilling) to defend to basic human rights of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, who have been persecuted by the government. Her NLD even refused to send Muslim candidates for election. She bowed down to the anti-Rohingya or anti-Muslim sentiments in her country. This somehow shows that Anwar Ibrahim is better than Aung San Suu Kyi, who refuses to bow down to the racist sentiments among Malay nationalists, but rather strive for a middle path and bring the people from different races and religions together.

Based on the political success and sacrifices done by Anwar Ibrahim, we do think that he is comparable with at least some of the Nobel Peace Laureates, therefore deserves the Nobel Prize. After all, there were also lesser figures who have won the Prize as well, such as Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan who won in 2014. Additionally, some cases were quite controversial as well, such as Barack Obama who won in 2009 – less than a year being the President of the United States – had been quite controversial.

If they could get the Prize, why not Anwar, who has been tirelessly fighting for democracy – himself an indefatigable defender of human dignity and against injustice – even from prison? Now that the international community's appeal for releasing him is growing, just as what they did for Aung San Suu Kyi.

Based on the background of Anwar Ibrahim, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Lech Wa??sa, we should be able to notice that these three of them created a massive impact onto the politics of democracy and reform of their respective countries.

Under the leadership of Anwar Ibrahim and Aung San Suu Kyi, their respective political forces managed to win popular support in their respective countries. As for Lech Wa??sa, being a trade unionist, his leadership of the workers' movements successfully pressured the Communist regime of Poland to bow down to their demands and gave more rights to the workers, and eventually democratising the country upon the end of the Cold War.

Anwar Ibrahim’s involvement in political activities and social movements have been characterised by a determination to solve his country’s problems of democracy through negotiation and cooperation – without resorting to violence. We believe his own sacrificing of freedom and continuing struggle to seek non-violent political change in the years ahead, will eventually democratise the country.

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Posted: 18 Jan 2016 12:28 AM PST

Jumaat, 15 Januari 2016

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Statement by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Jakarta

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 10:58 PM PST

Just two days after the attack on Istanbul, ISIS has struck again to open a new front in a region where Muslims have lived at peace among themselves and with communities of many faiths for centuries. This attack at the heart of the world’s most populous Muslim country was also an attack on Southeast Asia.

I extend my profound condolences to the families of the victims. I salute the courageous response of the leadership and the security forces. I would like to express my admiration for ordinary Jakartans who have shown the world how to respond to terror. They have spoken up on social media to share their refusal to be afraid, #KamiTidakTakut, and to treat terrorism with the ridicule it deserves.

Indonesia and Malaysia share a common history, long pre-dating our present borders, of the peaceful transmission and practice of Islam in plural societies. We face the common threat of our young people being indoctrinated into a global ideology of hatred violently opposed to our love of peace and our aspirations to democracy. We must work together to face the immediate threats posed by terrorist groups with their international and networks across Southeast Asia, but we must also face together the ideological and leadership challenge posed by violent and totalitarian ideologies. Indonesia and Malaysia must together aspire to become anchors of peace, prosperity and democracy in the Muslim world.

Let us pray for the victims of terrorism in Jakarta and everywhere in the world. And let us refuse to fear or to hate.

I am confident that Indonesia will recover from this outrage stronger, more united and determined to be a beacon of democracy and peace that will reflect our shared spiritual legacy.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Mahkamah Shariah
Malaysia

Selasa, 12 Januari 2016

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Malaysian economist warns of job losses under trade pact

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 01:40 AM PST

Turkish Weekly- P Prem Kumar

A former senior United Nations (UN) official has urged Malaysia to reconsider joining the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, warning that it could result in inequality and net job losses among the 12 participating countries.
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former UN assistant secretary-general and prominent economist, said Monday that the negative impact would incur over a ten-year period after the ratification processes were completed.

“The economic gains from the TPP would only be negligible at 3 percent over the span of 10 years for developing countries in the pact while developed countries would only see gains of less than 1 percent in the same period,” he said at a forum in Kuala Lumpur about the regional pact with the U.S.

The economic gain findings were part of a yet-to-be released UN study on the impacts of the TPP that Sundaram had been leading.

The full study uses the UN's own global policy economic model – or GPM – to anticipate the trade deal's impact on its 12 member countries.

Sundaram warned Monday that the TPP would also "significantly cut the government’s ability to craft national policy."

He said it was "unlike previous trade pacts" due to its introduction of "new rules for how a country manages, among others, intellectual property rights, labor affairs and the operations of government-linked companies.”

It also allows foreign investors to sue governments through the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism for loss of business and potential profits as a result of national policy decisions.

Before joining the UN, Sundaram was widely recognized as an outspoken intellectual in Malaysia with unorthodox non-partisan views.

During the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, he had advocated for appropriate new capital account management measures, which were adopted by then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad – who is currently among the leading critics of the TPP.

Sundaram was also vocal against the detention without trial in 1998 of then deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim – Malaysia's former opposition leader currently serving jail time in a case widely criticized as politically motivated – under the Internal Security Act.

While the TPP is expected to open up a market with a gross domestic product worth $27.5 trillion to Malaysian companies, the emergence of anti-TPP movements in the country has battered efforts to justify the agreement’s benefit to the general public.

The main areas of concern include state-owned enterprises, labor and Bumiputera rights — privileges granted to ethnic Malays considered economically weaker than the minority ethnic Chinese.

A draft of the final agreement will be presented alongside two cost-benefit analyses to Malaysia's parliament later this month.

In addition to Malaysia and the U.S., the TPP was negotiated between Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei — which represent more than 40 percent of the world's gross domestic product.

Their negotiations were completed in early October in the U.S. city of Atlanta.

Leaders of the 12 countries involved are set to sign the deal in New Zealand on Feb. 4, subject to the approval of their legislatures.

The world’s largest economy, China, has initiated a counter Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP, however, between ten Southeast Asian countries and Australia, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

Jumaat, 8 Januari 2016

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Posted: 08 Jan 2016 02:03 AM PST




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Rabu, 6 Januari 2016

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Negative factors continue to weigh on Malaysia

Posted: 05 Jan 2016 08:26 PM PST

The Straits Times

The establishment of the Asean Economic Community means growth prospects for the new common market of 625 million people have never looked better. Rupali Karekar looks at what 2016 may have in store for five of the biggest economies of the 10-member bloc.

Last year was one that Malaysia will be keen to forget. Biggest trade partner China slowed down, global oil prices slumped, the new goods and services tax curbed consumer spending, and the 1MDB sovereign fund saga turned into a political scandal.

There will be more headwinds this year, say economists, with the same negative factors continuing to weigh on the economy.

The fiscal deficit may swell over the oil-price plunge, the political crisis surrounding 1MDB may worsen, and uncertainty over a successor to outgoing central bank governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz is a concern, noted Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts.

“We assign a high probability that the fiscal deficit in 2016 will miss the target of 3.1 per cent of gross domestic product, given probable weaker corporate income tax and GST collection,” the analysts said.

Fiscal revenue will likely be hit by weak oil and gas revenues, with Petronas’ dividend contribution slashed to RM16 billion (S$5.2 billion) from RM26 billion last year.

“Higher palm oil prices will provide some support… along with continued government investment in the infrastructure sector,” BMI Research analyst Shuhui Chia said.

The open Asean market provides an opportunity as well as competition. Ringgit depreciation remains a concern due to rising interest rates in the United States and depreciation of the yuan.

Prime Minister Najib Razak may focus on 1MDB and politics, so attention on growth and the economy may remain diluted and tensions continue to simmer, Ms Chia said.

Isnin, 4 Januari 2016

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The Malaysian government has no sense of humor — and that’s dangerous

Posted: 03 Jan 2016 08:50 PM PST

January 1

Zunar is the pen name for the Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque.

I'm a cartoonist in a country where cartooning can be a crime. Under my pen name, Zunar, I expose corruption and abuses of power by the Malaysian government. As it happens, I have a good deal of material to work with. For instance, Prime Minister Najib Razak is currently facing questions about a$700 million "donation" made to his personal bank account.

Last February, police raided my home in the middle of the night and hauled me off to jail. I was handcuffed for eight hours and thrown into a cell with all the other criminal suspects. I managed to avoid telling my cellmates what I was in for: using Twitter.

I was accused of sedition over a series of tweets I sent out opposing the jailing of a prominent Malaysian opposition leader. Now I'm facing nine charges under my country's archaic, colonial-era Sedition Act, which could result in a 43-year prison sentence . The court proceedings against me begin this month.

I was in the United States in November to receive a press freedom award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. While I was discussing my case with American journalists and cartoonists, President Obama was in Kuala Lumpurmeeting with Najib — the third time they met face to face.

Obama is eagerly courting Malaysia in his efforts to fight extremism and to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and his meeting reportedly focused on that to the virtual exclusion of everything else. That's a grave disappointment and a missed opportunity. Obama has a responsibility to put the issue of human rights on the table.

The legal assault against me is nothing new, but it marks a major escalation. The authorities have repeatedly sought to silence me. My office has been raided multiple times since 2009, and authorities have confiscated thousands of my cartoon books. In 2010, five of my books — including "1 Funny Malaysia" — were banned by the home affairs minister, who declared the contents "detrimental to public order." Later that year I was detained by police and locked up for two days after the publication of "Cartoon-O-Phobia." To say the least, the Malaysian government has no sense of humor.

In late 2014, my webmaster was called in for questioning, and three of my assistants were arrested for selling my books. I was also brought in for questioning by the police, and the company that processes orders for my website was forced to disclose my customer list. In January, the police raided my office and then opened two investigations in February under the Sedition Act. That's when they really threw the book at me.

The government hasn't just targeted me and my associates; it also has cracked down on the entire ecosystem of free expression. Three companies that printed my books were raided and warned not to print my books in the future or their licenses would be revoked. Likewise, bookstores that carried my book were raided and their licenses were threatened. As a result, no one dares print or sell my books.

In such an environment, people like me must turn to the Internet to share our opinions and art. But now that space is under attack as well.

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey recently proclaimed that the platform is a bastion of "freedom of expression" and speaking "truth to power." With my personal slogan of "How Can I Be Neutral, Even My Pen Has a Stand," I embrace his vision. The reality, though, is quite different.

If a person can face sedition charges for stating a belief in 140 characters or less, then there is no freedom of expression. The Malaysian Sedition Act is incredibly broad, banning any act, speech or publication purported to bring contempt against the government or royal sultans. In 2012, Najib pledged to repeal the act because, he said, it "represents a bygone era." He's since reversed course and moved to strengthen it.

I've been charged with one count of sedition for each supposedly seditious tweet. I could successfully fight one, or maybe two, counts, but nine counts and a potential 43-year prison sentence make clear that the government wants to make an example of me. I need help from people around the world who share my commitment to freedom of expression.

Amnesty International is highlighting my case as part of its Write for Rights campaign, the largest human rights effort on the planet. You can personally write to Prime Minister Najib and call on his government to drop the charges against me and to abolish laws like the Sedition Act that squelch freedom of expression. Public pressure from around the globe can make a big difference in my case and beyond. I hope you'll join with me to take a stand.

Rabu, 30 Disember 2015

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Trik Mudah Atasi Kaca Pintu Mobil yang Macet

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:18 AM PST

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Cara Mudah Mencari Penyebab Mesin ‘Overheat'

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:17 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianak Salah satu kerusakan yang kerap dialami oleh mobil berusia lawas adalah panas berlebih yang dihasilkan mesin. Hal ini biasanya terjadi akibat komponen yang digunakan sudah waktunya untuk diganti. Cara mengetahui apakah mobil mengalami overheat atau tidak cukup mudah. Cukup lihat ke kompartemen mesin, apakah ada asap putih yang mengepul. Selain itu, indikator suhu mesin biasanya akan menunjukkan angka yang melewati batas normal. Meski cara mengetahui apakah mesin mobil terlalu panas atau tidak cukup mudah, namun bagi sebagian orang, mencari penyebab naiknya suhu mesin adalah hal yang tidak mudah. Dilansir dari Autogook, Jumat 11 Desember 2015, ada tiga cara yang bisa dilakukan pemilik mobil untuk mengetahui apa penyebab naiknya suhu mesin. Yang pertama yaitu memeriksa adanya kebocoran air. Biasanya, akan ada bekas ceceran air radiator di bawah mobil. Gunakan cairan radiator yang berwarna (coolant), agar mudah untuk memeriksa kala terjadi kebocoran. Kebocoran bisa terjadi di tiga titik, yaitu radiator, selang dan tempat penampungan air (reservoir). Bila air sudah keburu habis, isi kembali radiator dan periksa di mana kebocoran terjadi. Apabila tidak ada kebocoran, langkah selanjutnya adalah memeriksa kipas pendingin radiator. Biasanya, suara kipas akan terdengar kencang apabila bekerja normal. Pada beberapa mobil, menghidupkan pendingin udara kabin akan membuat kipas berputar lebih kencang. Hal yang bisa diperiksa selanjutnya adalah thermostat mesin. Alat ini berguna untuk mengatur, kapan sebaiknya pendinginan mesin dilakukan. Mesin butuh suhu yang ideal, tidak terlalu dingin maupun panas. Apabila thermostat tidak bekerja dengan normal, maka biasanya air yang ada di tempat penampungan tidak akan naik suhunya. Cara memeriksanya, saat mesin menyala, pegang wadah tempat penampungan, apakah terasa hangat atau tidak. Rental Mobil pontianak Rental Mobil Di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Generasi ke 5 Toyota Kijang

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:17 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianak Toyota Kijang ini berbeda sekali dengan seri pendahulunya, yaitu dalam segi bentuk desain mobil serta disematkannya label/ brand "Innova" pertama kali diperkenalkan sejak tahun 2004 dengan nama "kijang Innova" di Indonesia. Di luar negeri Mobil ini dipasarkan hanya dengan nama brand "innova" tanpa kijang mobil ini mengalami perubahan yang sangat drastis dari sisi usabilitis dari model pendahulunya. Tadinya mobil ini diperkenankan untuk mobil keluarga untuk kelas bawah, kini mobil ini lebih futuristic yang paling utama terlihat di bemper depan mobil yang tadinya ber cirri khas dengan moncong mobil yang tajam. Sekarang berubah menjadi lebih lembut pada lekukan depan mobil dari pada generasi mobil sebelumnya Model Innova di Indonesia pertama kali di perkenalkan Toyota Astra Motor pada tahun 2005 dengan konsep Multi purpose vehicle yang seelumnya mobil ini berformat basic utility vehicles. Dengan bodi yang aerodinamis di masa kini serta nyaman nya dapat dibandingkan dengan taraf mobil sedan mewah. Dengan letak panel instrument lebih user friendly, shift knob lebih terjangkau dan letak pengendaraan lebih pas akurat. Generasi ini adalah pertama kali dibekali dengan mesin berukuran 2000 cc VVT-I degan jenis 1TR-FE berkatup 16 DOHC dengan tenaga yang lebih besar jelas tenagan jauh lebih besar dengan mobil generasi sebelumnya yaitu 136 hp. Menggantikan jenis K.RZ dan L pada generasi sebelumnya, generasi Kijang ini dirancang dengan direct ignition system yaitu pedal gas tanpa kabel dan dilengkapi mesin penggerak roda belakang. Sistem kemudi yang disempurnakan, setiap tikungan kini lebih akurat bagi sang pengendara, stabilitas kemudi lebih handal dibandingkan dalam kecepatan 120 km/jam pada tikungan "S" maupun belokan 270 derajat memutar. Kijang Bernuansa "Innova" kini menyediakan dua plihan rasa jenis transmisi. Transmisi otomatis dan transmisi manual berbeda dengan generasi sebelumnya tidak ditemukan fasilitas ini. Mesin dengan nama kode VVT-i atau Variable Timing Intelligent berupa controller yang dipasang dibagian chamshaft intake yang berfungsi untuk mengatur Timing Chamshaft Intake dan bertugas menyesuaikan terhadap perubahan kondisi mesin. Ada jenis jenis sensor mesin yang dipasang ke dalam mobil eperti: suhu, rem, gas, dan lain-lain. Sensor tersebut bertugas memberikan informasi kepada ECU (Engine Control unit) agar dapat melakukan pengukuran konsumsi jumlah bahan bakar dengan udara yang diperlukan Injector dan sesuai dengan tingkat kebutuhan dari proses tersebut. Dengan penerapan metode ini, dapat menghasilkan proses pembakaran yang relatif lebih efisien. Kondisi tersebut dimungkinkan karena proses konsumsi bahan bakar dikerjakan dengan lebih sempurna, sesuai dengan kebutuhan mesin, dan pada akhirnya menghasilkan sisa emisi gas buang yang lebih rendah. Mesin dengan nama kode D4D atau juga dikenal dengan Direct Four Stroke Turbo Commonrail Injection . Mesin ini menggunakan sistem injeksi Commonrail bahan bakar solar akan dihisap oleh pompa bahan bakar melalui saringan bahan bakar (fuel filter) agar dapat menghasilkan kualitas bahan bakar solar dengan tingkat emisi gas buang yang sangat rendah. Bahan bakar ditekan pada jalur sebelum injektor Piezo dengan tekanan tinggi sebelum ECU memerintahkan untuk diinjeksikan ke dalam ruang bakar. Sistem commonrail akan mengatur laju tekanan bakan bakar secara elektronik, baik dari sisi banyaknya maupun waktu penyemprotan bahan bakar. Bahan bakar disemprotkan melalui injektor berlubang 6 dengan diameter 0.14 mm. Pada mesin ini terdapat ECU 32 bit yang berfungsi sebagai sensor utama mesin. Keunggulan mesin ini adalah akselerasi & performa yang optimal, beserta tingkat getaran & suara mesin yang lebih halus yang dapat dihasilkan beserta dengan tingkatan jumlah emisi gas buang yang lebih rendah. Hadirnya New Innova 2015 Bertepatan dengan hari kemerdekaan republik Indonesia, Grand New Kijang Innova diluncurkan pada tanggal 17 agustus 2015. Jika dilihat dari tampilannya, Nampak spesifikasi Innova mengalami revisi yang cukup signifikan bagian eksteriornya. Generasi baru kijang Innova sebenarnya masih mengusung konsep upgrade yang terjadi pada tahun 2013. Perubahan bentuk pada desain ini sangatlah mencolok. Lampu utama yang kini terlihat lebih tajam persegi. Lalu untuk front grill masih dibentuk cukup besar dipadukan dengan frame bertingkat beraksen krom. Untuk bumper depan, dirancang sejalur dengan lampu kabut yang berbentuk minimalis. Bergerak untuk samping mobil. Desain konsep di bagian samping sisi Kijang Innova tidak terlalu berubah. Perubahan bagian samping tampak di bagian kaca belakang berbentuk lebih tajam perseginya di bagian atas. Sedangkan untuk bagian belakang mobil kini lebih modern. Bodi belakang Innova tampil modern dengan stoplamp rear combination dan bodi belakang dengan sentuhan ornament ekslusif seperti New back Door garnish panel, bamper belakang lebih sporty dengan tambahan spoiler sedikit berbeda dengan generasi sebelum ini. Secara umum spesifikadi eksterior bodi mobil Innova memang sangat mencolok perubahannya lebih mewah dan sporti. Interior Mewah Khas MPV New Innova Di bagian interior mobil Innova menghadirkan kabin yang lebih ber-aura. Di bagian kabin Innova menghadirkan motif kayu sehingga lebih Nampak sisi eksklusif dan klasik. Dengan kombinasi material kelas atas penataan panel dalama kabin sangat lux sehingga menampilkan kesan mewah dan elegan. Ada beberapa tipe New Innova dengan kode nama V M /T. menampilkan cargo Net dan luggace tray yang bias dimanfaatkan sebagai tambahan bagasi. Mobil di kelas MPV dengan 7 penumpang ini sangat elegan didukung material kelas atas. New Innova menyediakan pilihan mesin yaitu 2.0 bensin dan 2.4 diesel. Kini CV. Jaya Raya Menyediakan rental Mobil Toyota new INNOVA yang di www.jayarayarentcar.com wwwmelayani rental mobil di Kota Pontianak dan sekitar nya beralamat Jl. Sei Raya Dalam II Komp Taman Sui Raya No.21 Kota Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat. Rental Mobil pontianak Rental Mobil Di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Mitos Unik Seputar SPBU dan Pengisian Bensin

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:16 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianak Pernahkah Anda menyaksikan kejadian unik dan lucu ketika berada di area Stasiun Pengisian Bahan bakar Umum (SPBU)? Entah melalui video, melihat langsung atau membaca berita. Kejadian itu pun banyak beredar di masyarakat dan terkadang menjadi lucu. Tidak jarang kejadian ini terlihat aneh, merepotkan dan hasilnya tidak terlalu signifikan. Berikut adalah sejumlah kejadian unik yang terjadi di SPBU. Pilih SPBU Berkode 31 Banyak yang mengatakan bahwa kalau mau membeli BBM, silahkan pilih SPBU dengan kode awal 31 yang merupakan kode kepemilikan oleh Pertamina sendiri. Pertamina menegaskan itu tidak memiliki pengaruh. Masyarakat beranggapan SPBU dengan kode 31, takarannya lebih pas, sedangkan SPBU kode 34 sebaliknya. "Selama SPBU itu sudah berlogo Pasti Pas, SPBU tersebut punya nilai toleransi yang sudah sesuai standar Pertamina," kata Muhammad Resa, Assistant Manager Brand Communication Pertamina, beberapa waktu lalu. Membeli Dengan Nominal Ganjil Konon jika hal ini dilakukan untuk menghindari permainan meteran dispenser SPBU, yang dianggap sudah di-setting pada nominal bulat, seperti Rp50 ribu, Rp100 ribu, Rp200 ribu dan nominal bulat lainnya. Alhasil tambahkan Rp500 atau, Rp2 ribu agar sedikit ganjil. "Itu juta tidak berpengaruh, SPBU khususnya berlogo Pasti Pas toleransinya kecil sekali dan kalau ada, kita akan beri sanksi ke SPBU tersebut," urai Resa lagi. Mengisi BBM di Pagi Hari Berkaitan dengan hukum kimia, semakin rendah suhu maka cairan akan lebih padat, maka saat suhu tinggi sebaliknya. Suhu pagi yang lebih rendah diyakini membuat BBM lebih padat dan yang masuk tangki kendaraan lebih banyak. Hal ini memang benar, tapi untuk ukuran tangki kendaraan motor dan mobil yang ukurannya relatif kecil, pengaruhnya tidak terlalu signifikan. Goyang-Goyang Kendaraan Maksudnya agar BBM mengisi seluruh ruang pada tangki BBM kendaraan. Agak sia-sia, karena sifat BBM yang berupa cairan, akan mengisi seluruh ruang pada wadah penampungnya. Terkadang malah lucu ketika melihat pengemudi yang menggoyang-goyangkan mobilnya saat mengisi BBM. Yang sering melakukannya adalah pengemudi angkutan umum. Rental Mobil pontianakRental Mobil Di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Katahui Waktu Tepat harus Ganti Wiper Mobil

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:16 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianak Jarak pandang merupakan salah satu bagian penting jika mengendarai mobil, apalagi jika musim hujan tiba. Kaca mobil yang buram atau kotor akan membuat jarak pandang Anda terganggu, dan bisa membahayakan ketika berkendara. Untuk itu kita perlu memperhatikan komponen yang satu ini, wiper yang memiliki fungsi sebagai penyapu air atau pembersih kaca terutama pada saat cuaca hujan. Menurut Rangga pemilik salah satu bengkel di Kota Serang, Banten, wiper punya umur pakai enam bulan, dan harus diganti secara berkala agar tidak bikin baret kaca akibat karet yang sudah mengeras. Lain halnya yang dikatakan Yudi pemilik bengkel dan aksesoris mobil di bilangan Bekasi Barat, Jawa Barat, kebanyakan konsumen yang beli wiper biasanya menggantinya setahun sekali. Yudi membeberkan harga wiper yang dijual di tokonya, mulai dari harga Rp45 ribu-Rp95 ribu. Untuk yang merek bagus seperti Denso ukuran standar dijualnya seharga Rp75 ribu, sedangkan untuk ukuran yang agak panjang seperti Innova dan Avanza dijualnya Rp85 ribu-Rp95 ribu. "Kalau wiper yang universal (bisa untuk semua mobil) itu buatan Taiwan. Saran saya untuk lebih tahan lama dan bagus pakai merek Denso sudah seperti kualitas ori," tutup Yudi. Terlepas dari itu semua, tidak ada salahnya Anda lebih sering mengecek kondisi wiper, karena penggunaan dan perawatan wiper yang benar bisa memperpanjang usia komponen tesebut. Siapa tahu Anda bisa mengganti maksimal setahun sekali, tentunya dengan didukung merek dan kulaitas yang bagus, agar kaca mobil ikutan lebih awet. Rental Mobil pontianakRental Mobil Di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Pahami Fungsi Wiper Belakang, agar Tak Bingung saat Hujan

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:16 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianak Tentu kita mengenal yang namanya wiper yang terdapat pada kaca belakang mobil pada umumnya. Wiper sendiri berfungsi sebagai penyapu air atau pembersih kaca pada saat cuaca hujan. Hal yang sering menjadi pertanyaan adalah tentang fungsi wiper yang terdapat pada bagian kaca belakang mobil. Menurut Deki Marketing Comunication 1Station, fungsi wiper belakang yang ada di mobil sangat penting terutama saat cuaca hujan. "Saat cuaca hujan kita cenderung melihat spion dalam, untuk melihat kondisi kendaraan di belakang, di sinilah efektifnya wiper belakang," jelas Deki. Ketika wiper belakang bekerja optimal, maka pandangan kita ke belakang juga akan lebih optimal dan akan berpengaruh terhadap filing kita saat melakukan pengereman. "Feeling kita pasti akan berbeda saat kondisi cuaca hujan dan kering. Di kondisi hujan memerlukan banyak faktor pendukung seperti penggunaan wiper depan dan belakang agar bisa memperjelas pandangan. Karena jika melakukan pengereman mendadak tanpa melihat ke belakang akan berbahaya. Takutnya, saat kita melakukan pengereman mendadak, kendaraan di belakang tidak siap dan kaget," tutup Deki. Untuk memastikan fungsi wiper belakang bekerja dengan baik, sebaiknya sering mengoperasikan komponen yang satu ini. Juga untuk mencegah macet pada komponennya yang mungkin saja terjadi korosi karena tak pernah digunakan. Jadi jangan pernah diabaikan. Rental Mobil pontianakRental Mobil Di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Jangan Abaikan Seprotan Air Wiper pada Kaca Mobil

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:15 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianak Semprotan air wiper pada kendaraan, sepintas memang cukup sepele. Tapi jangan diabaikan, karena ini penting dalam beberapa kondisi. Rifat Sungkar yang merupakan Instruktur dan Direktur Rifat Drive Labs (RDL) juga menegaskan hal tersebut. Menurut pereli nasional yang merupakan putra dari Helmy Sungkar itu, memang terlihat semprotan atau jatuhnya titik air wiper ke mobil terbilang cukup sepele. Tapi baru akan terasa pada beberapa kondisi. "Mungkin kalau kondisinya hujan deras, bakal tak begitu terasa. Tapi kalau kondisinya gerimis dan jalan yang dilalui banyak terdapat bekas tanah lumpur yang bisa saja menempel di kaca depan mobil, baru akan terasa. Kalau mau menyalakan wiper, bisa jadi kaca depan makin kotor dan tak ada ruang yang tersisa untuk memandang ke depan," klaim Rifat. Rifat melanjutkan, kitu terjadi pada saat kecepatan mobil di atas 50 atau 60 km per jam, maka potensi untuk mengalami insiden jadi sangat besar. "Minimal kalau titik jatuhnya air wiper tepat berada di arah pandangan mata sejajar ke jalan di depan pengendara, maka masih bisa tertolong," sambungnya. Untuk melakukan penyetelan titik jatuhnya air wiper, bisa dengan melakukan dengan mengambil jarum peniti dan lakukan penyesuaian dengan menggeser-geser posisi penyemprot airnya. Kemudian bisa dilakukan simulasi ringan agar benar-benar aman saat berkendara dan berada dalam kondisi seperti di atas. Rental Mobil pontianakRental Mobil Di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil di pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Bau Embusan AC Tak Sedap, Ini Tersangka Utamanya!

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:15 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianakPenyejuk kabin atau biasa disebut air conditioner (AC) hampir dipastikan terpakai setiap hari. Mungkin karena terlena dan dianggap tak begitu penting, perawatan komponen perangkat ini kerap terlewat, sampai akhirnya tiba ketika embusan udara dari sana berbau tak sedap, seperti asam dan apek yang menyengat. Biasanya, bau-bauan aneh ini sangat pekat saat AC baru dihidupkan. Jangan anggap remeh bau tak sedap tersebut karena cukup mengganggu ketenangan dan kenyamanan pengendara dan penumpang saat berada di kabin, apalagi jika embusan itu mengandung gas beracun yang sangat berbahaya. "Sistem perputaran AC sudah kotor dan harus segera dibersihkan. Bau-bau tak sedap biasanya berasal dari karpet, bercampur debu, lalu diputar oleh sistem sirkulasi AC mobil. Lama-lama baunya semakin santer kalau dibiarkan," kata Wahyu Dian, ahli AC mobil di Sentra Otomotif Pasar Inpres Duren Sawit, Jakarta Timur, kepada KompasOtomotif, Selasa (28/7/2015). Selain menyervis dan membersihkan bagian itu, bagaimana pencegahannya? Berikut saran dari Wahyu: 1. Bersihkan karpet mobil sesering mungkin. Untuk menghindari karpet terlalu kotor atau berdebu, ada baiknya membersihkan bagian bawah alas kaki sebelum mulai berkendara. 2. Hindari merokok di dalam kabin karena asapnya akan menempel di semua bagian, seperti plafon, jok, hingga karpet. Bau asap rokok sangat sulit dihilangkan dan akan terus berputar. 3. Minimalkan tindakan menyimpan makanan atau makan dalam kabin. Baunya akan bercampur dengan udara kabin dan menempel pada sirkulasi AC. 4. Hindari membuka kaca terlampau sering ketika mobil sedang berjalan. Debu jalanan yang masuk dengan mudah diputar oleh pendingin ruangan. Kotoran akan masuk ke sistem sirkulasi dan menempel, lalu pada akhirnya menimbulkan bau. Cukup geser switch sirkulasi kabin yang mempunyai penyaring udara. 5. Bersihkan evaporator AC dan sistem perputaran AC secara keseluruhan. Rawat bagian ini minimal enam bulan sekali agar embusannya tetap terjaga. 6. Pewangi mobil memang dibutuhkan. Namun, kunci utamanya ada pada sirkulasi udara dalam AC. Jika sirkulasi udara buruk, pewangi justru akan meninggalkan bau tak sedap saat sudah habis. 7. Meletakkan bubuk kopi disebut membantu menetralkan bau, dan ini benar. Letakkan sebungkus kopi bubuk yang sudah dibuka (murni tanpa gula) di beberapa daerah di dalam kabin, seperti panel pintu atau bagian belakang kabin. Diamkan selama semalam. Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Mana Lebih Baik, Pertalite atau Oplosan Premium-Pertamax?

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:14 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianakKebiasaan banyak pengguna kendaraan adalah mengoplos dua jenis bensin untuk didapatkan spesifikasi lebih tinggi. Paling banyak, mencampur Pertamax (RON 92) dan Premium (RON 88) untuk mendapatkan angka tengah, yakni RON 90. Namun kini ada Pertalite yang sudah ditetapkan punya RON 90. Masih efektifkah mengoplos? KompasOtomotif menganalisa dari dua sudut, pertama soal harga. Saat ini, harga Premium adalah Rp 7.400, sementara Pertamax dipasarkan Rp 9.300. Jika dioplos fifty-fifty dan diambil rata-rata harga, banderol yang didapat adalah Rp 7.400 + Rp 9.300 dibagi dua, diperoleh Rp 8.350. Bandingkan dengan satu liter Pertalite yang dibanderol Rp 8.400. Memang Pertalite sedikit lebih mahal. Namun, menurut Tri Yuswidjajanto, Dosen Teknik Mesin ITB yang juga menjadi tim peneliti Pertalite, perolehan kualitas akan berbeda meski sama-sama didapat RON 90. "Premium tidak ada aditifnya. Jika dioplos, RON akan sama, namun konsentrasi aditif di Pertamax akan turun jadi setengahnya. Kalau sudah berkurang, bisa jadi aditif tidak bekerja maksimal, atau bahkan tidak bekerja sama sekali," kata pria yang akrab disapa Yus itu, Jumat (24/7/2015), di Jakarta. Dengan kata lain, Yus menggambarkan bahwa ketika konsumen mengoplos bensin, kadarnya akan sama saja beli Premium. Lebih jauh, artinya bahwa konsumen akan rugi jika mengoplos, karena efektivitas aditif pada Pertamax bakal tidak maksimal. "Sekarang ada tawaran baru Pertalite yang sudah pasti beraditif. Kalau mau nyoba gampang. Bandingkan pada sepeda motor setelah dibersihkan ruang bakar dan katup-katupnya, diisi oplosan atau Premium stasioner 50 jam, dengan sepeda motor yang pakai Pertalite. Hasilnya akan beda," ujar Yus. Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Mana Lebih Baik, Pertalite atau Oplosan Premium-Pertamax?

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:14 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianakKebiasaan banyak pengguna kendaraan adalah mengoplos dua jenis bensin untuk didapatkan spesifikasi lebih tinggi. Paling banyak, mencampur Pertamax (RON 92) dan Premium (RON 88) untuk mendapatkan angka tengah, yakni RON 90. Namun kini ada Pertalite yang sudah ditetapkan punya RON 90. Masih efektifkah mengoplos? KompasOtomotif menganalisa dari dua sudut, pertama soal harga. Saat ini, harga Premium adalah Rp 7.400, sementara Pertamax dipasarkan Rp 9.300. Jika dioplos fifty-fifty dan diambil rata-rata harga, banderol yang didapat adalah Rp 7.400 + Rp 9.300 dibagi dua, diperoleh Rp 8.350. Bandingkan dengan satu liter Pertalite yang dibanderol Rp 8.400. Memang Pertalite sedikit lebih mahal. Namun, menurut Tri Yuswidjajanto, Dosen Teknik Mesin ITB yang juga menjadi tim peneliti Pertalite, perolehan kualitas akan berbeda meski sama-sama didapat RON 90. "Premium tidak ada aditifnya. Jika dioplos, RON akan sama, namun konsentrasi aditif di Pertamax akan turun jadi setengahnya. Kalau sudah berkurang, bisa jadi aditif tidak bekerja maksimal, atau bahkan tidak bekerja sama sekali," kata pria yang akrab disapa Yus itu, Jumat (24/7/2015), di Jakarta. Dengan kata lain, Yus menggambarkan bahwa ketika konsumen mengoplos bensin, kadarnya akan sama saja beli Premium. Lebih jauh, artinya bahwa konsumen akan rugi jika mengoplos, karena efektivitas aditif pada Pertamax bakal tidak maksimal. "Sekarang ada tawaran baru Pertalite yang sudah pasti beraditif. Kalau mau nyoba gampang. Bandingkan pada sepeda motor setelah dibersihkan ruang bakar dan katup-katupnya, diisi oplosan atau Premium stasioner 50 jam, dengan sepeda motor yang pakai Pertalite. Hasilnya akan beda," ujar Yus. Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak

Cara Tepat Hilangkan Bau Tak Sedap di Kabin

Posted: 30 Dec 2015 01:13 AM PST

Sewa Motor pontianak Rental mobil pontianak Suasana kabin yang nyaman tentunya dapat memberikan kesenangan bagi pengendara dan penumpang. Salah satu penunjang adalah aroma kabin yang harum. Bau tak sedap di kabin kerap membuat merasa tak nyaman. Bahkan ada sebagian yang merasa pusing ataupun mual. Bau apek tersebut biasanya muncul akibat bekas sisa makanan atau minuman berbau tajam. Bisa juga berasal dari tumpahan atau bekas makanan yang terlalu lama ditinggal di kabin. Merokok di kabin juga kerap menimbulkan bau tak sedap. Ada cara praktis untuk kembali menyegarkan kabin mobil Anda. Perry, pemoles mobil panggilan, punya resep yang bisa dilakukan untuk menetralisasi bau apek tersebut. Bedak Jika ingin tuntas, copot dan keluarkan jok dari kabin Bersihkan terlebih dahulu jok dari remah-remah makanan atau debu yang menempel menggunakan sikat pakaian. Bisa juga mengunakan alat penyedot (vacuum cleaner). Lalu taburkan bedak di penampang jok secara merata, lalu jemur di panas matahari minimal 2 jam. Setelah itu bersihkan bedak menggunakan sikat atau vacuum cleaner. Langkah selanjutnya adalah mengangkat sisa bedak yang menempel di jok. Baik untuk jok yang dilapis kulit atau beludru, bisa menggunakan foam khusus. Bersihkan hingga tuntas dan jemur hingga kering. Untuk detailnya bisa klik tautan membersihkan jok berbalut kulit dan beludru. Langkah tersebut bisa dilakukan jika Anda repot melepas jok dari kabin. Setelah melakukan langkah tersebut untuk proses menjemur, cukup buka seluruh pintu mobil dan biarkan panas dan sirkulasi udara masuk ke kabin. Karpet Cara serupa juga bisa dilakukan untuk menghilangkan bau yang terindikasi menempel di karpet. Berlaku juga untuk karpet dasar. Namun sebelum melakukan hal tersebut, kibas-kibaskan dulu karpet untuk menghilangkan kotoran dan remah-remah makanan. Jika karpet terbuat dari karet proses menghilangkan bau cenderung mudah, hanya dengan mencuci menggunakan sabun. Selamat mencoba. Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Penyewaan mobil di pontianakPenyewaan mobil pontianak Rental mobil pontianakRental mobil pontianak Rental Motor PontianakPenyewaan Motor Pontianak
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