Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tun Dr Mahathir discharged from IJN

UPDATE: 28 May 2011

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.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Patron of Blog House, Tun Dr Mahathir recovering well

This morning Blog House Malaysia represented by several committee members managed to deliver a fruit basket and convey our best to Tun Dr Siti Hasmah at the IJN.

Tun Dr Mahathir is recovering well and visitors are not allowed to give him uncomplicated rest and recovery.

Blog House Malaysia would like to thank his staff especially En.Sufi Yusof and En.Shamsul Akmar for helping with the arrangements.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Patron of Blog House Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir is admitted to IJN

UPDATE: 1805 hrs, 19 May 2011,
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.

We pray and wish him a speedy recovery.

The EXCO, Blog House Malaysia

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blog House Launches B4B=KERP fund

Bloggers for Blogger
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;
  1. Carrying a similar post reflective of this posting
  2. Banking in your contribution to MAYBANK - acc No1642 5846 2732 AHMAD DANIEL SHAH B SHARANI.
  3. Sending an email on your contribution and amount to so that we can update Kerp of your contribution (and keeping a countmeter as well!)
  4. As we are aware that some people may take advantage of the situation, always point your posting links back to website
God Bless.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Inaugural MARBC 2011 - a success that surprises even us

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.

For more pictures, go HERE.