Saturday, October 29, 2005

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We are uploading visuals on -- litttle by little now.

After that, the look and feel will change, also little by little.

Sikit-sikit... Lepas raya, balun habis.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Get well soon Ayah

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Sorry lama tak update.

Over the past few days I have been back and and forth to my family house and Institut Jantung Negara.

My dad suffered a heart attack masa tengah sembahyang terawikh.

Dad being 73 with other health complications (diabetes and high blood pressure) is being monitored by the nice doctors at IJN. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dato Dr Azahari Rosman – a very nice gentleman with a great sense of humour, and his team.

Dad should be out later today coz he opted not to do the operations and instead stick to makan ubat yang berbakul-bakul tu. He said, he wants to ‘go’ gracefully without surgical marks here and there. I can’t force dad to go through the operations if he doesn’t want to. But on one condition – STICK TO DR DEAN ORNISH’s diet. It worked before.

I hope dad will get well soon. Love you Dad.

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Interview with Oon Yeoh

Ladies and gentlemen, since sekarang ni tengah sibok giler, to fulfill your neeeds for fresh content on this blog, I dah 'copy/paste' the following article written by my friend Oon Yeoh which appeared today at

To Oon Yeoh, thanks for the the great write-up.



Suhaimi Sulaiman, MD of Suhaimi Sulaiman Omnimedia

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A well-known TV personality, Suhaimi Sulaiman has been bitten by the video streaming bug and is aiming to launch his own TV station – on the Net – any day now.

Suhaimi learned about broadcasting working for many years at TV3. Twelve years to be exact, where he juggled many roles including broadcast journalist, editor, producer, business development manager and content creation specialist.

After he left TV3, Suhaimi started his own company, Suhaimi Sulaiman Omnimedia with a couple of colleagues from TV3 who also felt it was time to strike it out on their own. He attached the “Omnimedia” moniker to indicate that he works with all kinds of media.

He earned his streaming stripes developing an online talk show for Although that venture is now defunct, Suhaimi still believes the future of broadcast is in streaming.

Suhaimi’s teamed up with the Asiastream Group of Companies, assuming the role of executive director, to turn his vision into reality.

He talks to us about his exciting new venture as well as his decision to take that bold step into technopreneurism.

Q: How did you first get involved in streaming?

A: I noticed it was a growing trend even while at TV3 and I presented it to the management. They said it would take some time to do this. But I’m an impatient person. To me, the time is now. So, together with a few colleagues, we applied for VSS (voluntary separation scheme) and used the money we got to set up our own company.

Q: How come your first joint-venture,, in 2003, failed?

A: Actually, there was a lot of potential with We began to see revenue streaming in – pun intended, heh – after about six months. We had sponsorships from the Youth and Sports Minister, Selangor State Government, Alamanda mall in Putrajaya. But unfortunately, Setia Haruman, the parent company that owned, had a change of management and the new folks didn’t believe in streaming.

Q: So, how did this new venture – your own TV station on the Net – come about?

A: We have always felt that Internet is the way to go. So, I didn’t want to give up on streaming. We got to know the Asiastream people after they invited me to help out with website for Petronas Twin Towers. They knew that we did and they were impressed with our content, which they said was way better than what they saw on terrestrial TV. One thing led to another and here we are!

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your TV station?

A: It’s basically TV on the Net. On normal TV you see 30 min and 1 hour programs. On the Net, the content should be short – 5 or 10 minutes long at most. The beauty of this approach is that we can later re-edit the programs for broadcast on the air or for 3G. We might even transcribe the content and edit the text for use in print media. This is convergence to the max.

Q: Will the shows be live and what type of content can we expect to see?

A: Not live. We will have a scheduled playlist just like with normal TV except that there will be archives for video on demand. The VOD stuff we might charge for. We’ll have a wide range of content touching on motivational training, faith, tourism, finance, youth, innovation, entrepreneurship, health and current affairs, among others.

Q: Where is the content going to come from?

A: My partners and I will generate the bulk of the content but the rest will be done through partnerships. It’ll all be shot on videocam, edited on a PC and streamed through Asiastream.

Q: Any regrets about leaving traditional media behind?

A: No regrets at all. I will never again work for anybody. Even if the position is a high one and the money is good, I won’t accept. Sometimes you know better than your bosses and you know you’re right but if you’re just an employee what can you do? When you are your own boss, you run it the way you like it. That kind of freedom is priceless.

Q: Were you always this confident about coming out on your own?

A: We were scared. Well, I’d say we were 30% scared and 70% confident. Within two months, I knew we could make it. There’s enough work out there for us to cari makan.

Q: What’s the biggest challenge you face?

A: Chasing people for payment. But that’s just business, isn't it?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Ashran Ghazi

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Congrats Mr and Mrs Ashran.

Anak comel lote.

Soon we'll also have another baby in the team -- Lily's.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Busy giler to get Asiastream TV on the net

Sekarang ni, tengah busy giler, so I uploadlah something from The Star untuk tatapan bersama. Thanks Sheela (of The Star) for the wonderful write up.

Good music and news updates on Red 104.9


Looking for a morning breakfast show with a difference? Then tune in to Red 104.9’s new upbeat morning show Red Morning Affair hosted by announcers Tim and Shareena. The show, aired weekdays from 6am till 10am, is a refreshing change as it offers a good mix of music and regular news updates.

The perky show, formerly known as Kickstart, has spiced up its content by including news highlights from The Star. Every morning the announcers bring to light stories on The Star’s main pages and other interesting local and international news.

If you want more news round-ups with constructive discussions, make a date with former TV anchor and broadcast journalist Suhaimi Sulaiman who co-hosts the show on Fridays at 7am. In the one-hour show, Suhaimi draws attention to the main stories that have dominated headlines over the past week while focusing on one or two specific local and international stories.

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Suhaimi Sulaiman (centre) with deejays Tim and Shareena.

“The show is basically a news round-up. Every Friday, I pick a couple of major news of the week and discuss them on air. The topics aren’t necessarily earth-shattering news. It may be a small story but as long as there is content and may interest people, it becomes the highlight of the week.

“Although the emphasis is on local issues, we spice it up by including international issues to have a global approach,” said the 43-year-during an interview at Star RFM’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur recently.

With 13 years experience in broadcast-ing, Suhaimi who was the news and current affairs editor with TV3 starts his morning by reading five main dailies and surfing the Internet for additional information.

“I make it a point to keep abreast with the latest news. I read the newspapers for at least three hours so that I can pick up the essential news items. It’s a habit I picked up at TV3 where I was required to keep updated with the news.

“As Red Morning Affair’s co-host, it is vital to pick up information that listeners can relate to because the bare essentials are to educate, inform and entertain. These are the three key elements that ensure the success of any current affairs programme,” said Suhaimi, who now runs his own media and perception management firm.

Among the topics Suhaimi has covered were Budget 2006, thinking out of the box and the importance of the media. He cleverly selects the topics that are light and can be easily absorbed by listeners.

To spice up the show, he invites a guest to give his/her opinion on the topic. Guests selected are those who are experts in the related fields. Among the guests who have appeared on the show were Dare to Fail author Billi Lim, Fomca chief executive officer T. Indrani and TV producer Kamarul Bahrin Haron.

“Every week guests from different backgrounds are invited to provide different perspectives on issues. On this show, we speak to different people to get views that are not stereotyped,” said Suhaimi.

The show involves bouncing back opinions and thoughts between Suhaimi, Tim and Shareena. Listeners can participate in the show by calling % 03-4043 1049 or SMS RED 32733.

Said Tim: “We have positive response from listeners. We’re happy to work with Suhaimi because of his vast knowledge in news. He is fun, bubbly, disciplined and has many years of experience in the industry.”

Red 104.9 provides listeners with the latest news update and current affairs every hour from 7am till 7pm on weekdays. The prime news, which includes local and international news, is aired at 7am, 8am, 1pm, 5pm and 7pm on weekdays. International news updates are aired at 11am, noon, 3pm and 4pm.

For sports lovers, tune in to updates at 9am, 2pm and 6pm. At 10am on weekdays, listeners can catch business updates and the stock market report.

The station also provides traffic updates during peak hours at 7.30am, 8.30am, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Just some final checks ... ASIASTREAM.TV

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Yes... we are almost there. Just to finalize some backroom matters and details on content here and there... biasalah.

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But our Internet TV will be in action by next week.

Our url will be

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Ashran, me and Cekem discuss lagi

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Syoknyer Puasa

Yes... after 5 days, ada kurus sikit.

It works. Let see how long boleh kurus express ni. I only makan sikit for bukak puasa, then sahur minum milo... tapi godaan banyaklah kot opis ni.. nak makan apam balik lah, KFC lah nasi bukara lah... oh tidak.

Bagaimana pun, i dah potong gambar GQ model kurus pakai turtle neck dan lekat kat cermin to motivate jadi comel giler...

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Jamban Best

Why I like to spend hours and hours in the toilet?

I can be me
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I can relax.
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I get great ideas.
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I feel free.
I am in control.
I rule.
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A few more days, and our Internet TV will be on.
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Adoi... penat. I'm working closely with the content partners and sponsors. Azman sibok with percaturan kiraan wang -- bukan senang nak jadi VC ni.
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Ashran is working on the process flow and I think he is memorizing the manual and busy playing with the wonderful 'tool' -- we bought a great software from the US that will revolutionize TV (not just internet TV).
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Lily, has prepared a very nice 'look and feel' for the TV.
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Mokciknab has recorded her Vlog before departing to Jakarta (kerna rindu sama itu suami yang kini bertugas di sana... Waduh-waduh, Mbak, bergegar bumi Indonesia).
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Cekem, as usual here, there and everywhere (now I think I know who the real control freak is.. it's definitely not me...)
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Ian is under 'perintah berkurung' in the editing room.
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Shazwan is polishing his on screen talent to be THE face in the 'VJ Universe'.
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I'm so excited... (Macam lagu Pointer Sisters)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Inspiring designs..

This time, I'll just let the pictures do the storytelling. Nice designs I got from

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