UPDATE: 30th June 2011, 1826hrs - The Fund has now reached RM25,457.34 with the latest contribution from a reader contributing a total of RM150 Thank you to AMRY & SHARINA (for those wishing anonymity, please include in your email that no acknowledgment is required. Thank you for all your kind words and contributions)
L to R: Datuk Rocky, Big Dog, Endie Shazlie, Syed Akbar Ali and MMC CEO Khaneeza Khalid
MMC - Multi Media College, a subsidiary of TM had earlier in the month picked up a CSR project to be the focal point of their student body involvement. The CSR project is used as a learning environment by getting the students to understand and work towards a good cause.
CEO Khaneeza Khalid had informed Blog House Malaysia through her getting in touch with our treasurer that the students of MMC had already decided that the B4B=Kerp fund thatwas kicked off earlier by BHM will be their cause. As such since then, the students have been washing cars to raise funds for B4=Kerp.
Today, in a simple get together at the MMC premises, a cheque of RM2,478.00 was handed over to Kerp in the presence of Blog House Committee members. BHM Adviser Datuk Rocky had earlier thanked the students of MMC on their achievement and contribution.
Kerp was also invited to give a motivational talk to the students. During lunch another surprise was in for Kerp, when Datuk Rocky handed over a personal cheque to him for RM5,000.00 The amount was a collective contribution by Datuk Rocky, Datuk Nuraina, Firdaus Abdullah and Tony Yew.
That brought the amount for the B4B=Kerp so far to RM25,307.34.
We wish Kerp and Molee all the best in their challenging times ahead.
Pix of Multimedia College by Kamil Razif Redzuan, Flikr id kamilrazif89
Thanks to BHM's efforts, and much to Treasurer Zakhir Mohamed's help, the Multimedia College has embarked on a fund raiser to chip in to the already growing B4B=Kerp fund.
BHM received a note from Zakhir informing us that the college has started a car wash fund which was manned by their students in their CSR programme which would culminate into a cheque handing over ceremony to Kerp. Kerp who was informed of the CSR programme by Multimedia College CEO Khaneeza Khalid will also be addressing the students on his plight and how it can help motivate the students who are mostly doing their diplomas there.
The event will be held on 27th of June at the Multimedia College on Jalan Semarak, KL from 11.00am to 2.00 pm.
Thanks to all who are contributing to this one way or another.
UPDATE: 3rd June 2011, 1252hrs - The Fund has now reached RM17,829.34 with the latest contribution from a reader contributing a total of RM100 Thank you to YONG CHIAK PING (for those wishing anonymity, please include in your email that no acknowledgment is required. Thank you for all your kind words and contributions)
EXCO, Blog House Malaysia
The following is a message from Kerp (2nd June 2011)....
"Dear Blog House Malaysia,
Molee and I will be away in her hometown Kuala Selangor for about one week beginning tomorrow (Thursday). It’s going to be the first time going back to her parents’ home since she was diagnosed and I really hope with the change of environment it will speed up her recuperation process.
For now she’s on a new set of medication prescribed by the oncologist, and the side effects apparently didn’t wait for long to kick in. Nonetheless she was mentally prepared but at times her body simply couldn’t take that much.
It has been a tough few months for us but I will never abandon my pledge to always give the best for her since day 1. This wouldn’t be possible without the support we get from all you wonderful people who have contributed financial assistance, prayers and words of encouragement. All your support has given Molee the extra strength to go through this ordeal fighting.
p/s – to all you wonderful peeps @ BHM, huge thanks for all your effort in making this on-going B4B campaign a success. So far it has certainly helped in many ways. Love you guys much!."
Blog House Malaysia has just received word from Tun's office that YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir has been discharged from Institut Jantung Negara at 5pm today.
He will continue to have chest physiotherapy and exercise at home. While recuperating, Doctors have also advised Tun Dr Mahathir to rest and curtail his normal activities to allow for complete recovery.
Accompanying Tun Dr Mahathir was Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. Dr Mahathir was admitted to IJN on 18 May for treatment of chest infection.
Blog House Malaysia wishes Tun a quick recovery, and would like to thank his office, especially En Sufi Yusuf for his updates.
Blog House Exco
We have just received the following from Sufi Yusof, private secretary to Tun.
YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad’s health condition continues to improve and doctors at Institut Jantung Negara have now switched to oral antibiotic tablets in place of intravenous treatment.
Treatment is also focused on rehabilitation exercise involving walking around the ward, apart from chest physiotherapy.
Doctors are happy that Dr Mahathir is eating well. He will continue to be treated at IJN to allow doctors to monitor his progress closely.
Blog House would like to thank En Sufi for the updates as well your well wishes for Tun through our posting.
Blog House Malaysia is pleased to inform our readers that we have just received the following information from Sufi Yusof, Private Secretary to Tun Dr Mahathir, on Tun's progress in his recent admission into IJN.
YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad is responding well to medication and physiotherapy administered at Institut Jantung Negara.
He is also eating well and doctors are happy with his rate of response to treatment.
He will continue to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment and intensive chest physiotherapy and is expected to continue to remain in IJN for the next few days.
Dr Mahathir was admitted for treatment of chest infection yesterday after a bout of cough and fever .
Doctors have also advised against receiving any visitors with the exception of close family members.
Blog House would like to thank all our readers who have both sent text as well as well wishes.
Blog House Malaysia regrets to inform that our Patron Tun Dr Mahathir has just been admitted to the Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute). The following was received via email today.
YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad has been admitted to Institut Jantung Negara for treatment of chest infection.
He was admitted to the normal ward about 6am today (May 18, 2011) after complaining of fever and cough for the last two days.
Dr Mahathir is currently undergoing intravenous antibiotic treatment and intensive chest physiotherapy. He is expected to continue to remain in IJN for about one week.
Doctors have also advised against receiving any visitors with the exception of close family members.
President of Blog House Malaysia Syed Akbar Ali handing over the contribution
to Kerp at his apartment following a short visit on 18 May 2011
UPDATE: 25 May 2011, 1518hrs - The Fund has now reached RM15,589.34 with the latest contribution from a reader contributing a total of RM500.00 Thank you to Nur Azrina Abdul Samad (for those wishing anonymity, please include in your email that no acknowledgment is required. Thank you for all your kind words and contributions)
Since its inception, Blog House Malaysia has been fortunate enough to have corporate sponsors partnering us, and achieving the unimaginable of organizing the 1st MARBC isn’t something we want to rest on.
In fact, the 1st MARBC enabled us to get in touch with some bloggers by inviting them as guest of Blog House to the event. Most tuned up without hesitation. In fact, almost all those whom we invited turned up. Some just could not.
You see, its not that he did not want to come, just that he could not. It’s not because of his physical disability.
When Rocky invited Blogger Kerp , or Danny as some who are more personal with him would call, he spent a few minutes explaining why he would love to but couldn’t. The last time Kerp met up with Rocky was when he was invited as a guest by Celcom in the Blackberry Storm launch at the Sepang F1 circuit, an event which Kerp enjoyed very much. He told so.
But this time it was different. With his blessing, we would like to share his story.
Kerp is a wheelchair bound blogger, and he has been actively writing both in his blog and a former columnist with the Malay Mail. His writing was an eye opener to his readers.
He has been blogging actively since 2007, and he last blogged in March 2010. You see, he not only had to overcome challenges to himself as a physically challenged person but also to something that we take for granted, love.
After 11 years of courtship, he finally took on a wife in Molee, a girl from Kuala Selangor whom he had shared many good and bad times with. This was in March 2010, so his hiatus from blogging is a well reasoned one.
In his words ‘…To me it was the best thing ever happened my entire life. And it still does and i believe forever it shall be. But good things at some point will come to an end, or hopefully temporarily. When we thought our beautiful marriage life can only get better, another tragedy struck, this time to Molee, my dear wife. She was diagnosed with kidney cancer and as i write this the dreadful bad cells have spread to her lower vertebra, which means a radiation treatment is compulsorily required….’
Blog House Malaysia, with Kerp’s family’s blessing is now more than ever ready to launch our B4B fund, starting with Kerp.
We are not certain how far our initiative will go, but one thing for sure is that by doing so, we know that our blogger friend Kerp will have something less to worry about.
We hope that you will be able to do the same, by reflecting this post on your blog and contributing in your own way to help ease Kerp’s burden.
To kick off the B4B=KERP fund, Blog House Malaysia will start by contributing RM10,000.00 to it, and hope that you can help carry the posting and also contribute if you can. We would also like to extend our very best wishes and a quick recovery to both Kerp and Molee.
You can do your part by;
Carrying a similar post reflective of this posting
Banking in your contribution to MAYBANK - acc No – 1642 5846 2732 AHMAD DANIEL SHAH B SHARANI.
Sending an email on your contribution and amount to email@example.com so that we can update Kerp of your contribution (and keeping a countmeter as well!)
As we are aware that some people may take advantage of the situation, always point your posting links back to www.bloghousemalaysia.com website
We at Blog House Malaysia are still trying to get over the success we have achieved for the 1st Malaysian-Asean Regional Bloggers Conference (MARBC, pronounced "ma-back") held over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April 2011. It's a good feeling. We might as well enjoy it while it lasts. Anyway, during the initial conception of the conference, we agreed that we would set out to achieve 3 things. First, to invite the Statesman Blogger and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be the patron of Blog House. Second, to seek the presence of the Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak to officiate its opening and give us his Keynote Address. Third, to invite as many fellow local and Asean Bloggers to come partake of the occasion and share with us their experiences, successes and challenges. Honestly, we were pleasantly surprised at the outcome. They all agreed to come and grace us with their presence and we had a great time enjoying ourselves. And as they say, the rest is history. But, lest we forget, the conference would not have been as great a success if not for the generosity of our sponsors to whom we are grateful.
For more on what transpired at the conference, please click HERE. The following are pictures of some of the highlights of MARBC 2011.
Blog House Malaysia takes great pleasure in announcing that registration is now open for BHM's 1st Malaysian- ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference - Blogging Mindfully and Responsibly, which is to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur on the 24th of April 2011
For full details of the conference, you may send an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The objective of this conference is to bring together regional bloggers from the ASEAN region, and to highlight the obstacles faced by these bloggers as well as the adversity that bloggers might experience in their day to day tackling of various issues.
Also on hand would be our partner sponsors who will showcase their products as well as to provide vital inside information to participants who might want to see how technology and corporations engage bloggers.
So, remember, email us to book your spot early!
Did we mention that participants need not pay a sen, but a fully refundable deposit of RM50 will be required upon registration and refunded on the day of event?
And fret not if you are from Sabah and Sarawak, because we have great news for you! So hurry and email your enquiry, in order for us to share with you what we have planned for you!
Blog House Malaysia is pleased to announce that membership to BHM is now open.
FAQs:What do I get for being a member with BHM?
In light of numerous cases of investigation by authorities as well as bloggers being charged, BHM aims to arm it's members with the right information to prevent these cases from repeating.
Apart from holding workshops and forums in the future, BHM also aims to provide it's members with possible legal support within it's network of members.
This is in addition of other workshops that can help members explore the realms of technology and how they can improve on their blogging skills.
Numerous organisations and corporations have approached the association to help build a closer rapport with bloggers in general. Here, BHM aims to hold regular industry themed meetings with bloggers so that bloggers can access these corporations and their leaders directly to probe and tackle current issues and feedback to these organisations directly, instead of hearsay, a problem most bloggers encounter currently.
In short BHM aims to bridge that gap that exist between organisations and bloggers, and hopefully enable it's members to elevate their blogs to a more credible platform straight from the source.
FAQ: Is membership open to all bloggers?
Blog House Malaysia is a registered association with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia, and as such follows all laid down rules and regulations as required by them.
Our ordinary membership is restricted to Malaysian Citizens only (which comes with full membership rights to vote), however, if you are a foreigner residing in Malaysia, you may join us as our Associate Member (without voting rights, but will be eligible to join in all our activities and receive benefits as deemed fit according to our constitution)
FAQ: How do I submit my completed form?
You may send the completed forms to email@example.com and upon approval, you will be required to bank in your payment to Blog House Malaysia's account with Maybank (BLOG HOUSE MALAYSIA - 5-64128-34745-4)
Your application will be replied via your email once the committee has met and approved the membership application. The committee meets once every month at the National Press Club.
Having received the acknowledgment of receipt of our registration as well as the official documentation from the Registrar of Societies, the inaugural Annual General Meeting of BLOG HOUSE MALAYSIA was held on 9th of March 2011 at the National Press Club.
The Committee return elected, and shall hold office from 9th March 2011 - 31st Dec 2013
President - Syed Akbar Ali
Vice President - Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Bin Sanusi
Secretary - Tony Yew
Vice Secretary - Mohamad Firdaus Abdullah
Treasurer - Zakhir Mohamed
Committee Members -
Datuk Nuraina Samad
Shamsul Akmar Bin Musa Kamal
Endie Shazalie Akbar
Salahuddin Bin Hisham
Advisor - Datuk Ahirudin Attan
Congratulations to the elected committee members.
Membership is now open to join BLOG HOUSE MALAYSIA!