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  1. https://www.straitstimes.com/business/hyflux-investors-plan-hong-lim-park-protest-on-saturday I guess no matter what they do, they are not getting their 100k worth of investments back....
  2. Hi guys, my Audi 1.8TFSI was on MTM staged 1 tune. I did an engine overhaul with new sets of Wossner pistons recently. Would it be recommended to go for a re-tune of the ECU?
  3. Hello, i have a little problem after i did a stage 1 ecu remap my mpg has decreased significantly when driving in town i can see the km range drop every 5 - 10 seconds by 1 km example whan i start up the car i have 250km left on fuel and after mayby 5km of driving it dropped to 210,while driving very normal when driving on the highway and using cruise control it comsumes fuel normally (or even better?) does anyone knows what the problem is? its a bmw 520d - year 2010- manual - 163hp version i have asked the tuner to just push the engine to it's limits without dangering the car components i did not ask him anything about fuel efficiency could it be that he remapped the engine so i have non stop torque at the low rpm's (like 0 - 2000 rpm) if so, would lowering the torque from 0 - 2000 rpm will get me a better fuel efficiency? i have added a picture, these are the results of the remap thank you in advance
  4. https://www.ft.com/content/58a6be08-4560-33a9-a80e-7386fac5e807 GM in last stage talk sell Europe business to Peugeot
  5. hi, am looking to buy some long wooden poles people used to erect on external part of building for painting during the 80s. some contractors using them to erect wayang stages or for lower building now. anyone knows where and who are dealing with this? TIA
  6. Wilson Raj Perumal: The man who fixed football (CNN) -- He rose from humble beginnings, worked his way through the local leagues before graduating to become a major player on the international stage, netting him millions of dollars along the way. But this isn't a tale about a footballing hero. This is a story about one of modern sport's greatest villains -- the man dubbed the most notorious match-fixer in the world. You may not be familiar with the name Wilson Raj Perumal but given how prolific he was, you might have watched one of the games he's fixed. "I never really counted, but I think it should be between 80-100 football matches," Perumal told CNN's Don Riddell in his first-ever television interview. Few doors seemed to be closed to Perumal. "I was on the bench at times, and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach. It was that easy. There was no policing whatsoever." Officials were just as easy to target, he boasts, with "no barriers" when approaching select referees, while certain football associations would "welcome you with open arms," he added. It was only after his arrest and subsequent conviction in 2011 -- his fourth for football-related crimes - - that Perumal started coming clean on his former life, with the poacher-turned-gamekeeper now helping European police combat match-fixing. In all, Perumal claims to have pocketed around $5 million himself from match-fixing. However, he lost it all gambling, perhaps explaining why the 49-year-old recently published an autobiography, "Kelong Kings," recounting his journey from rural Singapore to football's globetrotting Mr Fix-it. "I had my boyhood dreams. I wanted to be a soldier but during my school days I got a criminal record and couldn't really pursue what I wanted to. And then I got attracted to betting when I was about 19-20 years old," he said. "I kind of got hooked and I didn't want to lose ... so I started fixing local matches," he says. Perumal plied his trade in Singapore's local football leagues in the late 1980s before joining what international crime-fighting organization INTERPOL recently described as "the world's most notorious match-fixing syndicate" allegedly headed by Tan Seet Eng -- better known as "Dan Tan," who is now reportedly in detention in Singapore. As the Internet age dawned in the mid-1990s, so Perumal's match-fixing horizons expanded. "We could see all these matches around the world ... I had the opportunity to target vulnerable countries ... people who were prone to accept bribes," he said. "So I registered a company and started e-mailing associations and building relationships." 'Like two hands prepared to clap' The 49-year-old's first foray into international match-fixing -- a 1997 friendly match between Zimbabwe and Bosnia Herzegovina -- failed, he says. Perumal alleges up to six players from the Zimbabwe team had agreed to lose the match 4-0 in return for a share of $100,000. But the game played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia finished in a 2-2 draw. "We gave them a result that was difficult to accomplish and what happened during the game was that one player accidentally kicked the ball into the net." A decade later, Perumal targeted Zimbabwe again in what became known as the "Asiagate" scandal with both players and officials receiving bribes tofix a string of matches between 2007 and 2009. "We were like two hands prepared to clap," Perumal says. Former FIFA match-fixing investigator, Terry Steans was shocked when he was handed a FIFA case file on match-fixing in Zimbabwe in 2009. "I read that file and thought: 'No. It can't be. It can't be this easy and it can't be this prevalent,'" Steans told CNN. "Five years later, I know yes it was and yes it is. But that file opened our eyes and it was to set FIFA Security, at that time, on a path to try and discover as much as we could about the fixers and how prevalent and widespread they were." Zimbabwe's game was destroyed by the fixing scandal, Steans says. Dozens of players and officials were sanctioned, some receiving life bans while others were barred from playing for several years. The Footballers Union of Zimbabwe has been critical of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) investigation but Steans says ZIFA deserves credit for taking action. "They appointed an investigation committee and they took the investigation as far as they possibly could do." CNN invited ZIFA to comment on match-fixing in the country but they hadn't responded by the time of publication. Hat trick of jail terms Perumal says he achieved around a 70-80% success rate and claims to have rigged games at the Olympics, World Cup qualifiers, the women's World Cup, the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the African Cup of Nations. But his attempts to corrupt didn't always go undetected by the authorities, notably in Singapore where he was imprisoned three times for football-related offences. In 1995, he was jailed for 12 months for trying to bribe a football player. Four years later he was imprisoned for 26 months for introducing a referee to a match-fixer and in 2000 he attacked a footballer with a hockey stick prior to a game -- an offense he says he deeply regrets. In 2011, the football authorities eventually caught up with Perumal again, this time in Finland where he was arrested and subsequently jailed for fixing matches in the Veikkausliiga, the country's premier football division. Perumal served one year of a two-year sentence before being extradited to Hungary where he has been helping police there with match-fixing investigations in the Balkans. Steans was shocked when police showed him Perumal's list of contacts. "Perumal had 38 countries in one phone book contacts list -- he had officials and players from those 38 countries," Steans told CNN. "If you then go to his laptop address book, there were over 50. FIFA has 209 associations ... so we are talking a quarter of FIFA associations for one fixer," he added. "As we now know, he used most of these people and used them for his own ends and his syndicate's ends and made a lot of money out of it." He might have lost all his ill-gotten gains but Perumal looks back fondly on that period of his life. "I have no regrets. It was like, it was a phase of my life and I enjoyed it and I traveled around the world. I had a good time." There are glimmers of remorse. Perumal says he feels sorry for fixing some matches but then says there are "no regrets" for others. "Football is no longer a sport. It is more like a business now. So I think we're just trying to make money out of this business. People want to win and they will do anything just to get a result." Pitch battle FIFA says preserving the game's integrity is "a top priority" and in 2011 announced it was giving INTERPOL €20 million ($26.5 million) to fight match-fixing. "We take any allegations of match manipulation very seriously and are looking into those," FIFA's media department told CNN via email. "Obviously we are aware of publications such as 'Kelong Kings.' We do not further comment on our activities and we do not share investigative reports. "FIFA continues to work closely with law enforcement agencies as well as the respective public authorities and other sports organizations on a national regional and global level to tackle the issue of match manipulation." But Perumal thinks they could be doing more. "FIFA has not come up with enough strategies or methods or publicity or marketing or whatever you can call it, to combat match-fixing," Perumal says. "FIFA are doing a lot of things to combat racism but I think match-fixing is more of a problem than racism. I'm not saying FIFA shouldn't pump in so much money (to tackle racism) but what I'm saying is that match-fixing is a more pressing issue." Steans says Perumal has been "value for money" for investigators helping them understand how match-fixers operate. "Wilson is a bit of an enigma," he says. "But you know what, every piece of information that he gave out of Finland and Hungary that came our way was right." The former FIFA man is still fighting match fixing, working as a consultant for a sports corruption company. But given the recent past, he fears for football's future if match fixing continues to carry on virtually unchecked. "We end up with a game that lacks integrity, with the game's reputation in tatters and with fans not really knowing what they're watching," Steans says. "Will fans watch? We'd probably end up with something similar to Zimbabwe where fans walked away, sponsors walked away ... You will end up with a game that means nothing. Just means nothing. "And when it means nothing, sponsors don't want it and fans don't want it either. So teams would be playing in empty stadiums. It'd be a desert." http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/26/sport/football/match-fixing-wilson-raj-perumal-corruption/index.html?hpt=hp_c1
  7. Anyone install this in their Honda R18A engine? Need some feedback.
  8. Hi all, Can anyone advise how long more 1 can live when diagnose with last stage liver cancer? from what i heard it has spread to the breast and suspects that it has also spread to the bones.. they are gonna run some tests again on Wednesday.
  9. really pity these workers..... what if the workers are in 500 or 1000, Will they turn into violent protest with burning and fighting?
  10. http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/...ory_536468.html I have within 1 minute
  11. Picnic06-Biante15

    Stage Fights To Rob ...........

    Read in The New Paper and reported : Youths stage fight to Rob passer-by.......... Sometimes, it doesn't pay to be curious. Five robbery victims learnt this the hard way when they were assulted by about 20 robbers in Johor Baru at 3am on Sunday. The 20 or so youths oretended to quarrel in a carpark in the city's Duty Free Zone, the biggest duty-free complex in Malaysia. Their motive: getting victims curious enough to stop. When the victims walked over to find out what happen, the suspects turned on them. They were beaten for just 30 seconds, but that was enough for the robbers to get away with the victims valuables. Lucky no Singaporean was robbed this time. Hope those travelling to Johore, beware of incidents like this one. I think this is the biggest group of robbers committing the offence at the same time........
  12. Any member here have lobang or is providing this service. I am helping to source. Requirements are; - manual operated flybar system - approx 200kg - ht approx 7000mm include ss labors to remove existing system. may require scaffolding.
  13. Limlien

    Superb Stage 3 Modding

    HI Ramesh, I own the Skoda Superb on 5th March with great review from friends and website on the reliabilities of the car and how well built the car is. But it has not been true to me. I am rather disappointed with the warranty claims over my car for a rather small issues which had not been able to be solved. I will have to seek other recourse should nothing can be done to my car soon as i cannot be waiting endlessly for my car to be road worthy. The issues are as follow. I encounter the EPC light up problem when my mileage is about 5k and send in to your authorise warranty claim workshop and was told that they will indent the petrol sensor and make the warranty claim. I thought that my problem will be the end soon and i happily waited. However is was not so. It is the start of more problem. I have to wait 3months for the parts to come and while waiting for the parts to come i cannot do anything else. The problem i encountered with the EPC is that the car is not able to go beyond 2.5k RPM and i am unable to pick up and it is a danger to me becoz the EPC can come on whenever it like. I didnt dare to over take car in case when i over take the problem come out and i will lose power and in that event risk my life and others life in the process. If this is not solve in the event there happens to be an accident who will be responsible and also my petrol consumption increases greatly due to the said problem. I am suppose to do my normal 1st servicing on the 15k and then due to the parts not in yet i have to delay the servicing to 20k so that i can install and get the parts done at the same tim. After the exchange of the parts when i was promised that the problem is solved but however the moment that i drive out of the workshop the light just came on. I when back and was told that they will indent another petrol sensor and ask to wait for the parts to come. However i am very unhappy that the problem wont be solve and only when i make noise then i was directed to you. However u also ask me to come back so many time claiming that you have to wait for Skoda (Czech) to come back with how so to repair the car then u can repair the car if not they cannot claim the warranty. I came back and you told me that becoz your staff FORGET to do adaptive coding to the ECU so that they will do again and then it will be better. After doing so the EPC light came on again. Was told to come back to change the pin connector in the petrol sensor and then was also told that it will most likely solve the problem. However it never did. I took the time off to seek alternative outside workshop for opinions and advice, I didnt touch anything or repair the car by the workshop, advice given to you was also rejected saying that you wont take in advice from other place. Wat a remark from a distributor when i am trying my best to chip in and try to help in solving the problem in order to expedite the issues but was totally thrown out. I took so much time off to solve the problem and i am always on the road being in the sales line and i require my car as a mode of transport. Who is going to pay for my time and effort loss when the problem can be expedite if the dealers can be more willing to hear the customer out. If the above mentioned problem is not solved any sooner i think i will have to seek other recourse. I am rather dissatified with how the staff handle the problem and the warranty took so long to repair the fault.
  14. Hi brothers & sisters Any MCF members here got through to the first stage of the Subaru Impreza challenge ? Let us know and we will give you support all the way at Ngee Ann City if you also got through to the second stages (lucky draw). Cheers.
  15. dunno the singer can't stay still or wat .... sometimes center sometimes to the left ... right side sp will mute sometime come back sometime dun .... anybody hv such prob b4 ???
  16. Hi The other day when I was accompanying my friend to the Mazda showroom, his wife made a comment like buying the 323 means buying an obsolete good since production of it has ended. This is despite the fact that the price was very attractive given that it is EOL soon. Another friend committed on the Megan despite it being newly launched. I would have thought it better to let the novelty of the new product wear out the price a bit and also to gather some feedback on the car. Which type of buyer are you? Novelty buyers at the newly launched stage, price sensitive buyers at the EOL stage or in between?