Friday, January 21, 2011

First Week

Local News
I think the news that dominated this week locally was that about new pilot graduates not being able to get a job related to their field of study as there are way too many applicants and no vacancy for the positions.

Up to 500 licensed junior pilots in Malaysia have not been able to take to the skies in the last two years. There are just not enough jobs for them. And making this worse is an amount of 300 to 400 pilots are produced annually.The Department of Civil Aviation’s (DCA) flight operations director Capt Datuk Yahaya Abdul Rahman says the number of pilots graduating from flying schools was growing faster than the recruitments. Graduates actually have to wait at least 2 years to get their application approved.And even after getting approval, they are required to work in the office/admin before they can actually start flying.

Well, I picked this news because it highlights the lack of job opportunities for young Malaysian graduates and I am certain that not only flight graduates are facing this problem. I think that institutes should raise the standards so that graduating will not be so easy and that Malaysian student CAN actually prove themselves worthy of the certificate they are striving for. In that way, I guess that the numbers of graduates will decrease and companies have a sense of trust in them when approving them of their application.

International News

Everyone has heard of the floods in Australia and it's pretty strange as Australia is one of the driest continents. But last year was Australia's third wettest year on record. The floods that are occurring in Australia are caused by the strongest ever recorded La Nina weather phenomenon in the Pacific, which also caused major flooding across a third of Sri Lanka.

Eastern australi has endured weeks of massive flooding that the government has yet to estimate the cost of the damage which will reach billions of dollars. It shut down much of Queensland's lucrative coal industry and has caused 30 deaths. Residents of Brisbane were sandbagging low-lying homes again as a high tide was expected on the main river that snakes through out the city.

Seeing Australia, a dry place, be ‘attacked’ by massive floods causing deaths and alot of destruction also gives us a sign that the world is changing. In my opinion, i think people better start paying attention to the things happening around ur and try to change them while we still have the chance. Or we might just lose it all before our eyes and bare the sufferings. Hopefully the world will come to aid at this drastic situation.

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