Saturday, July 9, 2011

BUM2011 Rocks In with a Luncheon Forum on July 24!

YES< keep a date with a group of intrepid Socio-Political Bloggers -- who call themselves BUMmers, but some pronounce it as BOOMmers because of its obvious hi-desibelles! -- who have been cooking up a new recipe to welcome all-comers with RM50 to spare to a beautiful Sunday lunch downtown Kuala Lumpur. On Sunday 24 July 2011 at MAJU PALACE RESTAURANT, MAJU JUNCTION,- -- yes, Malaysians like to talk while they eat or they never stop eating throughout the day. I guess tha's why 7ELEVENs are sprouting up around every street corner -- gifting real meaning to the term "convenience store".

So here's extracting details from the dedicated website to promo the luncheon forum -- come for a sit-back-and-rest-and-relax chowdown with almost-2B-disqualified-as-MP (I understand they hold his staus as a BUMmer in hi-stead, so he survives to march down Batu Road!) YB Tian Chua -- you haven't heard of him? "Art thou from planet Mars?", KimQuek -- whose real name is actually Yong Thye Chong-- but few people know his real professional background, accountant or engineer? -- author of banned book "March to Putrajaya" all the way from Johor Bharu!

But before lunch starts punctually at 12.15PM, let's gift a hearing to the CEO of the most advanced state in Malaysia, Selangor, YAB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim who will share some insights as Menteri Besar on a topic related to the forum's theme: ) Just add a rumour the BUM2011 Org Comm chair YL Chong, aka Desiderata, will be making the off-repeated SWANsong APpearance!:(

Okay, details from


Theme: Nation Building Across The Political Divide

Date: Sunday, 24 July 2011

Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm

Venue: Maju Palace Restaurant, Maju Junction, Kuala Lumpur

ADMISSION: Open to the Public, Fee Payable at RM50 per pax with Table booking at RM500 per table for 10 most welcome

Programme Outline:

10.00AM: Registration of Guests starts

10.45AM: Welcoming Speech

by BUM 2011 Organising Committee Chairman, YL Chong, Desi

11.00AM: Keynote Address by YB Menteri Besar of Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim on a ***TOPIC related to the Theme wrt Selangor Experience

Q and A to follow: 20 minutes

**************BUFFET LUNCH TO BE SERVED 12.15PM to 1.15PM***********************

Forum: 1.15PM to 2.30PM on Topic “Transformation&Reform: Sloganeering, Lip Service and Performance” featuring:

Panel of 4 to 5 Speakers to speak 10-12minutes each.

1. MP of Batu YB Tian Chua, “You haven’t heard of him? Thou art weird!”

2. Sdr Kim Quek aka Yong Thye Chong, columist

Author of “March to Putrajaya” all the way from JB!

3. Dr SM Yeoh, Maverick, Blogger-lawyer-management guru who gives free advice with a wit’ a dosage of Malaysian profanities

4. Sdr AB Sulaiman, columnist

Q and A to follow …

Kuala Lumpur

7 July, 2011

***NOTE: Topic to be finalised by Selangor MB’s Office

Updated @11.26PM:


BUM 2011 participation fee is RM50 per head inclusive of buffet lunch.

Payment mode: Online/ATM transfer to Public Bank a/c: 3149149826 ( FNR2U.Com Sdn Bhd)

After remitting payment, kindly email Kenneth Cheok at with the following details:

Your name:
No of attendees:
Amount paid:
Date of payment:
your email address/contact no.