MOGEC IEM MOU Ceremony 2017-10

September 12, 2017

Here is a shout-out for the 5th October, 2017 at 4.30 SHARP. Come heckle the signing ceremony. Will MOGEC call IEM the Institute of Engineers? Will IEM call MOGEC Malaysian Oil & Gas Engineering Consultants? Will I be hungry at the end of the session?

MOGEC IEM Signing Ceremony

Marketing Rounds – Sundram Kerteh

August 30, 2017

Where you been? Sundram has banana leaf rice, banana leaf rice, banana.. (you get the impression he is a one-trick pony, but what a pony! Think Ferrari prancing horse). Add in the blended squash, fried chillies, rasam (oh, the rasam!), and teh tarik, for less than RM20, probably less than RM15 as well.

Facebook page is here. Google Maps location here. And the official name on receipts is Gerai Shamin Nasi Daun Pisang.

IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Two Day Course on Integrating Operational Perspective for Cohesive Design of Plant And Building Facilities

August 23, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 25th and 26th October 2017. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran and Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

Systematic approaches are elaborated in this course during early design phase to create better solutions and reducing modification works throughout the facilities life. This two-day course is designed to help you develop skills that will enhance your engineering delivery to your project and improving the human part of it.

As a great deal of class time will be spent in a variety of interactive formats, active participation is essential

Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran P.Eng MIEM CEng MIMechE. He is a Chartered Engineer and has honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. He also holds a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya. He also presently a committee member with The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Malaysia Chapter.

Since starting his career as a Mechanical Engineer, Ir. Danaraj has had a varied service; both in front line project execution as well as in technical, training, and management functions. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer. He has worked on several large-scale projects worldwide such as Shell Malikai TLP and Barzan Offshore Project. In addition, had delivered many projects successfully collaborating with vendors and subcontractors alike.

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud P.Eng, PEM, C Eng, CPSI, MIEM, MMEPA, MMSQH, REEM has nearly 25 years of engineering experience in both project and maintenance of various plants and facilities such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants, petrochemical and oleo chemical plants, manufacturing, high end R&D and medical centre facilities. Amongst his accomplishment was the development, testing & commissioning and operation of InventQjaya Sdn Bhd, an advance research facilities in Cyberjaya and Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (PCMC) a 300-bed hospital owned by PETRONAS. Due to this experience, Ir Al-Khairi has been appointed as certified surveyor and trainer with Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). He has contributed to the drafting of MSQH standard 5th Edition 2016. He is also being appointed to Medical Device Authority (MDA) competencies expert panels, authorized engineer and trainer on Medical Gas Piping System (MGPS). In energy efficiency, Ir Al-Khairi is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS) where he is the chief assessor and trainer for the program. He is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) with NRPA, USA.

Ir Al-Khairi is a member with Institute of Asset Management, UK. He is the past Chairman for Oil, Gas & Mining Technical Division and a member of Building Services Technical Division for the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is the Chief Consultant for Faqeh Management, a company that he formed to provide asset, facilities and energy management. He has conducted various facilities and energy audit for airports, offices buildings, healthcare facilities, manufacturing, process plants. He is also involved as data center planner and assessors.

Register here, or download the form here.

The dilemma of fuel dealers

August 13, 2017

Dateline 2017-06-30, Sinchew:

Following the introduction of weekly ceiling fuel pricing mechanism, coupled with the continuously falling retail prices — the fifth straight fall this week — many petrol dealers in the country are suffering losses, and they hope the government will do something to help them out of the current doldrums.

There are a total of 3,500 gas stations in the country, but since the government abolished fuel subsidies and implemented the weekly floating pricing policy, many of them begin to encounter difficulty in sustaining their businesses.

From what we know, since the monthly ceiling fuel pricing mechanism was introduced in 2014, some 30 to 40 petrol stations have wound up their businesses. With the implementation of weekly pricing, more are expected to go under. Some 80 petrol stations have already closed down during the last two years and the dealers are worried more will do so if fuel prices keep dropping.

Among the reasons for the closures are minimum wage scheme, rising energy cost, 1% credit card fee, low commissions and falling oil prices.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-08 Technical Visit to Yakult (M) Sdn Bhd

August 5, 2017

Yes, come and stock up before Hari Raya.

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 19th August, 2017.

Yakult was born over 75 years ago and since then has been loved by 28 million of consumers overseas. However, in Malaysia, Yakult is still a young and growing company. Yakult Ace was launched here just a few years ago in 2004. Yakult (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yakult Honsha, Japan. Yakult has committed millions of ringgit to establish and operate our one and only local factory in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan and our Head Office in Glenmarie, Shah Alam. Since then, we have opened branch offices in Johor Bahru, Melaka, Penang, Kuantan, Ipoh, Seremban and Kota Bharu. Yakult is a high quality probiotics in the form of a cultured milk drink. Yakult contains the probiotic bacteria “Lactobacillus casei Shirota” (also called the “Shirota strain”). With 30 billion live Shirota strain in each bottle, Yakult has among the highest concentrations of probiotics compared to other probiotics on the market (most probiotic drinks and supplements claim to contain at most 1 to 10 billion live probiotic bacteria per serving or per capsule). The Yakult factory was built specially with visitors in mind where the participants can view the whole production process and see how Yakult is being made and can even take a closer look at our bacteria using a microscope, enjoy fun and educational video shows, and sample some delicious, freshly-made Yakult.

Register here, or download the form here.

PSA – 2017 Young Enterprise Program

August 1, 2017

Support the JA 2017 Young Enterprise Program at Sunway Putra Mall, Aug 5 (Sat), 10am – 10pm.

Support the Malaysian school entrepreneurship spirit. Purchase what you like, and boost the confidence of our local school population. And can you buy up SMK USJ 8’s stock, I don’t want to have to load up my car with surplus 😊.

If Malaysia stopped producing oil right now, would it affect oil prices?

July 27, 2017

Dateline 2017-06-07, Your Oil & Gas News:

Getting oil prices to a more stable state is something that has become a real concern in recent times. Oil supply and demand has been out of balance for some time now for a number of reasons, including some major domestic oil users switching to a heavier reliance on natural gas, and increases in oil production in some regions. A supply glut is problematic for the entire oil industry, and causes prices to become low.