Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I am going off track a bit with this posting. 

Since the departure of Mr Harith Idris to take up a job appointment with Pantai Hospital, Ipoh the club’s secretariat has been without an executive to manage and administer the daily tasks.

Our 70 members’ strong-community service club, The Kelab Bakti Gunung Keledang and its foundation, Yayasan Bakti Gunung Keledang, hence is seeking to employ a young male graduate with at least one year experience dealing with NGO to fill the post of Secretariat Executive.

Fresh, healthy, caring and ICT literate male graduates with diploma or degree in management, business, communications or any relevant discipline willing to work intelligently and diligently are most welcome to apply.

Attractive remuneration package with vast potential to strike high profile networking is available.

Candidates who are seeking to apply for the vacant position are advised to visit the club’s blog at www.kbgk@blogspot.com to have an insight about the club’s activities and understand the role of this reputable Perak based NGO.

We promise you will gain valuable experience.

Interested, please call the Honorary Treasurer, Muzill Mansor @ 010-3010018 or the Honorary Secretary, Tuan Haji Megat Ahmad Shahrani @ 019-5555876 or send in your resume to @ muzill.mansor@gmail.com and we’ll arrange for an appointment date.



Posted by: muzill.mansor

Updated on 25 September 2010:

Thank you for the responses. The club has identified the right candidate, Encik Meor Muzaffar who assumed the post recently. Thanks again folks...

Friday, August 13, 2010


He did not take much time. He did not ponder for long. He knew exactly what he to look for. He has budgeted for the cost and he has the money to spare.

A few glance at the timepiece and upon checking the necessary papers, he concluded the sale. It was a simple and straight forward transaction.

That Rolex Daytona timepiece exchanged hands.

He was a simple man of many means. He was a very caring boss who handles his staff from his heart.

The Rolex Daytona purchased was not for him but for a very loyal employee who has dedicated his long and outstanding services to the company.

To dish out thirty odd grand for a gift to a loyal employee is a very noble act...and the fact that the employee profusely declined the gift initially...

Indeed, the month of Ramadhan is a blessed month. I’m touched...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Ramadhan menjelma semula disambut dengan berlapang dada tanda kesyukuran. Satu tahun menunggu ketibaannya dan belum tahu tahun depan masih ada kesempatan.

Selamat berpuasa. Semoga kita semua mampu meningkat amalan dan kebajikan, beroleh barakah yang berganda di kesempatan Ramadhan kali ini.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

307. Forty billionaires, led by Buffett and Gates, pledge to donate half their wealth

SEATTLE: Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.

Six weeks after launching a campaign to get other billionaires to donate most of their fortunes, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. released the first list Wednesday of people who have signed what he and Gates call the "giving pledge."

Buffett decided in 2006 to give 99 percent of his fortune to charity. Then, he was worth about $44 billion. After five years of investment returns while making annual gifts to five foundations, Buffett's fortune totals nearly $46 billion.

Bill and Melinda Gates do most of their philanthropic giving through their foundation, which had assets of $33 billion as of June 30 and has made at least $22.93 billion in total grant commitments since 1994.

Buffett said he, the Gateses and others have made 70 to 80 calls to some of America's wealthiest individuals. The people who agreed to the pledge are from 13 states, with the most participants in California and New York.

Among those who haven't signed the pledge, some prefer to keep their philanthropy anonymous, some were not available to talk, and others were not interested, Buffett said.

Many on the list will be asked to call others, and small dinners will be held across the country in coming months to talk about the campaign.

"We're off to a terrific start," Buffett said.

Buffett said he and Bill Gates also will meet with groups of wealthy people in China and India within the next six months to talk about philanthropy. They hope the idea of generosity will spread, but they have no plans to lead a global campaign, Buffett said.

Gates and Buffett estimate their efforts could generate $600 billion dollars in charitable giving. In 2009, American philanthropies received a total of about $300 billion in donations, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle, was surprised and impressed by the speed at which the giving pledge idea has been accepted.

"I think it's remarkably fast that so many people went public with their commitments. The world of philanthropy tends to be very slow moving," she said.

Palmer noted that many of names on the list are people who are known for their philanthropic generosity. She said she would be more excited when she sees names that have not been on other major donor lists.

Taking the idea past billionaires toward millionaires and regular working people could make an even bigger impact, Palmer added.

Jason Franklin, executive director Bolder Giving, a relatively new organization that encourages big gifts from everyday people, agreed.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave Bolder Giving a $675,000 challenge grant earlier this year to encourage more people to give at least 20 percent of their personal wealth to charity.

Franklin estimates the giving power of the world's millionaires eclipses the potential donations from U.S. billionaires many times over.

Gates and Buffett are asking billionaires not just to make a donation commitment, but to also pledge to give wisely and learn from their peers.

Their group has no plans for combined giving, and none of the philanthropists will be told how or when to give their money.

"Everybody has their own interests," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who participated in a teleconference with Buffett on Wednesday as one of the individuals who has signed the giving pledge. "That's what's wonderful about private philanthropy."

Bloomberg, who has a fortune estimated by Forbes magazine at $18 billion, said he has changed his personal philosophy over the years from wanting to be more private about his giving toward trying to play a leadership role. He said his whole family is in tune with his giving plan.

"I've always thought your kids get more benefit out of your philanthropy than your will," he added.

Others who have signed the pledge include filmmaker George Lucas, media mogul Ted Turner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. - AP

Taken from www.thestar.com.my


Malaysia too has its fair share of billionaires philanthropists who donated millions for charitable purposes. The notable among the list are Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, Tan Sri Jeffery Cheah and Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing.

Of course the line is long and many, for Malaysians generally are kind-hearted people. The world definitely is a better place to live in if many more are willing to give that just to take.

In the spirit of Ramadhan, let us start giving...

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