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Eight year old AirAsia has been approached by Manchester United to sponsor their jersey.

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Asia's largest budget airline and Malaysian-born global brand - AirAsia - has been invited by world famous Manchester United FC (Man Utd) to sponsor their official jersey in the upcoming EPL/Champions League seasons.

The news was proudly revealed by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes in his weblog last week.

[Photo by Christopher Ramos]

European and world club football champions Man Utd had to find new sponsors for their jersey after insurance giant AIG (commonly known as AIA in Malaysia), which avoided bankruptcy last year due to the financial crisis, did not seek to renew their current sponsorship deal.

The AIG deal is due to expire in May 2010 and is reported to be worth US$100 million (RM360 million).

As a fan of Man Utd and a minority shareholder of AirAsia Bhd, I would say:

"Let it happen!!! ...but

Preferably only if AirAsia is able to secure financing for the millions of dollars. The opportunity to promote AirAsia is massive but the airline needs to be EXTRA vigilant of the pros and cons, especially at this time of global economic turmoil."

[Photos courtesy Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes]

Earlier this year, Man Utd was reported to have invited India's Sahara Group to enter the sponsorship deal.

And apparently, Man Utd has also invited another large Malaysian company. Guess who?

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[Photos courtesy Safriz]

OMG. WTF. How come??? Lol

Patchay Goodbye Brisbane

21 February, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 7:49 PM in ,

Patchay says

Goodbye to Brisbane...

...and back in KL...

then off to Singapore for one week

beginning Monday.

Amber Chia's New Look

19 February, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 12:52 AM in ,

AMBER CHIA, the Malaysian international model and actress will be making her big debut at the New York runway, appearing at the Fashion Week for the Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2009 Collection and Paris-based designer Farah Angsana.

*** Here's a comparison of Amber's new and old look. ***

[Picture by KLue]

Check out www.amberchia.com for more info.

Popeyes Chicken Opens in KL

16 February, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 6:19 PM in ,

The World's and America's No.2 Fried Chicken Brand has opened in Malaysia for the first time.

(Photos courtesy Plusizekitten)

Atlanta-based fastfood chain - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (or Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, or simply known as Popeyes) has opened its first Malaysian store in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.

Its official opening was held about one month ago.

Although specializing in fried chicken and mash potatoes, Popeyes also have seafood (fish and shrimp) and burgers on its reasonably priced menu.

The master franchise holder for Popeyes in Malaysia is the same franchise holder for Domino's Pizza in Malaysia.

There are about 1,950 Popeyes stores in the US and in about two dozen countries around the world.

Malaysia's neighbour, Singapore has 2 stores in Changi airport and 1 store at Singapore Flyer.

*** Popeyes Malaysia Food Review by Chris Tock: Click Here ***

*** Related Story: Papa John's Pizza Opens in Malaysia ***

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The Horizon From Air

08 February, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 5:39 PM in , ,

In a few days time, it will be my 5th time boarding a plane - in just within the last 7 weeks!

Photography onboard the aircraft is usually not encouraged. In fact, it is prohibited when taking off and landing.

But the last time, I took some snapshots from my seat while cruising on air.

Passing by an army of clouds.

However, my destination was cloudless, and interestingly, I experienced the hottest heatwave in that State's history there.

I always wish to be a pilot. Maybe someday.

Looking dusty. The sunlight slowly fades away.

And this is how brightness and darkness collide in mid-air :lol.

Patchay was onboard flight JQ772 and JQ769 to and from Adelaide, South Australia.

Hooha Hooha in Malaysia

05 February, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 7:47 PM in

Patchay.Com has decided to bring Latest Updates on the political turmoil happening in Malaysia now.

Stay tuned to Patchay.Com as the political drama unfolds.

*Note: Viewers from feed application on Facebook, PetalingStreet.org, Google Reader and SSC Malaysia are advised to visit the main site directly: http://www.patchay.com/.

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NEWFLASH (all posting in Malaysian Time GMT+8)

... ... ... That's all for today. Goodnight!

- 11.10pm: “This will be where Najib will be buried,” MB Nizar told the cheering crowd. Crowd spilling out on the street peacefully as the ceramah ended.

- 10.50pm: MB Nizar has sent a letter of appeal to the palace for His Royal Highness’ consideration to revert his decision made earlier today and to call for fresh state elections.

- 10.45pm: Reformasi! Reformasi! The people chanted in front of MB Nizar's residence. The crowd has started a signature petition for the sultan to dissolve the state legislative assembly.

- 10.30pm: The Bar Council has called on the Perak government to abide by the decision of the Perak Sultan for MB Nizar and the state executive council members to resign from their posts.

- 10.25pm: Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said the power transition from Pakatan Rakyat to Barisan Nasional in Perak will bring tremendous benefit to the people.

- 9.25pm: MB Nizar may address the crowd at his residence soon. The people gathered there has been praying and shouting in support of Nizar's Pakatan Rakyat government.

- 8.15pm: Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, the Barisan Nasional assemblyman for Pangkor will become the new Perak Menteri Besar. PM Abdullah said Sultan Azlan Shah had consented to Zambry helming the state and he will be sworn in at 3.30pm Friday (tomorrow). The rest of the state executive concillors will be sworn in at 10am on Tuesday.

- 7.35pm: MT blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, former Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and lawyer-cum-blogger Haris Ibrahim were spotted at the MB's residence, reported The Nut Graph.

[Latest photo by TNG: Here]

- 7.15pm: Unit Amal PAS providing crowd control. MB Nizar is holed up at his official residence. The Malaysian Insider reports that preparations are being made for a new BN state government to be sworn-in tomorrow at 3pm in Kuala Kangsar.

- 7.10pm: Standstill............. Anil Netto's blog goes live: http://www.anilnetto.com/.

- 7.00pm: ### 2 postings @ SSC Malaysia Forum:

Bangsa Malaysia? forget about it! It's just a nonsense political fancy term. Day dreaming.

Bangsa Malaysia? huh, even Bangladeshi who just working 1 year can speak better national language than non-Malays. Malu.

I dream malaysian chinese can be like what BabaNyonyas did since long long time ago....chinese with local influence. a truly unique Malaysian. - [no disclosure of identity but an Umno supporter]

My comment: ...I'm a little disturbed with that sort of comments... but not too sure what he meant in the last paragraph.

A bunch of clowns! PR and BN, both also same!

Gajah sama gajah berlawan pelanduk (Rakyat) mati di tengah. - [no disclosure of identity but a Malaysian Chinese youth]

My comment: hahaha...

- 6.40pm: Minutes to the planned rally... what would be the turnout as the rain is coming?

- 6.35pm: The Pakatan Rakyat rally which was originally to be held at the MB's residence, then moved to Stadium Perak and now moved back to the MB's residence due to police block.

- 6.30pm: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah leaves Istana Kinta with MAYBE the new Menteri Besar of Perak sitting next to him.

- 5.50pm: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi arrives at Istana Kinta to pay a courtesy call on Sultan Azlan Shah. He arrives with an entourage of 9 cars.

- 5.40pm: The palace of Sultan Azlan Shah issues a statement explaining the Sultan's stand.

- 5.10pm: MB Nizar says the Pakatan Rakyat state government will not resign because it is still in power.

- 5.10pm: Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim said that they want to meet the Sultan again to convince him to dissolve the assembly. He added that the Perak Menteri Besar’s refusal to resign despite the request by Sultan Azlan Shah did not mean Pakatan Rakyat was on a collision course with the palace.

- 5.00pm: Mohd Nizar tells the press conference that he would NOT resign from his post as the menteri besar. He urged the people to back his Pakatan government.

- 4.58pm: Bernama reported a new BN government is expected to be sworn in today. Najib Abdul Razak and the state BN representatives have arrived at Istana Kinta.

- 4.55pm: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has asked Jelapang assemblyman Hee Yit Foong to reconsider her decision to quit the party and become an independent.

- 4.50pm: In a press conference, MB Nizar says Pakatan Rakyat will appeal to the Sultan for the state assembly to be dissolved so that the people of Perak can decide on their next government. He calls BN staging a coup on his government.

- 4.45pm: The nation's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi has told Pakatan Rakyat to accept Barisan's rule in Perak.

- 4.35pm: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said that the Pakatan leadership fully backed Mohd Nizar's government. He added that the menteri besar will not resign unless a special state assembly session was called or fresh elections held.

- 4.21pm: The police and FRU have taken over the State Secretariat building in Ipoh. The State Secretary went to the offices of the excos and told all their personal assistants to leave immediately. FRU trucks were also seen on standby close to the main entrance.

- 2.25pm: Sultan Azlan Shah decided NOT to consent to the dissolution of state assembly and asks Nizar to resign as Perak Mentri Besar. If Nizar fails to do so, the MB post would be considered as vacant.

- 1.10pm: The cheerful MB Nizar left Istana Kinta and said that Anwar will give a press conference at 3pm at his residence.

- 12.30noon: IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan warns of stern action against Pakatan Rakyat supporters who take part in illegal gatherings in Ipoh later tonight.

- 11.55am: Perak speaker V. Sivakumar has just left the High Court after applying to the court to declare the resignation letters of the 3 assemblymen/woman (turned independent-cum-friendly to BN) as valid and, therefore, their seats vacant.

- 11.40am: Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin has been summoned to the palace.

- 11.35am: Najib and the 4 left Istana Kinta.

- 11.20am: Najib returned to Istana Kinta, this time with 28 BN elected assemblymen and the 4 former Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives - Jamaluddin (Behrang), Mohd Osman (Changkat Jering), Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang) and Datuk Nasaruddin (Bota) to meet the Sultan of Perak. Najib is making his case for a new government.

- 11.20am: Najib's press conference was cancelled.

- 11.00am: Najib chaired the state liaison committee meeting to discuss the Barisan candidate for the Perak Mentri Besar's post.

- 10.35am: The cheerful-looking Najib and the state Umno deputy chief Zahid left the palace.

- At 9.50am, Datuk Seri Najib Razak was seen entering Istana Kinta accompanied by Bagan Datok MP Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi and other BN officials.

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Source: Malaysiakini, The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia Today, The Nut Graph, Bernama, TheStar Online, NST Online, HarakahDaily, Anil Netto.com, AgendaDaily, Lim Kit Siang.com and other media and insider sources.

Disclaimer: The owner of this weblog and co-authors are not currently in Malaysia and we will not take responsibility in any misreporting.

IKEA goes to JB

03 February, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 1:31 PM in ,

Despite the global economic slowdown, IKEA is expanding in Malaysia.

The Ikano Group will open its 2nd IKEA store in Malaysia as early as end of this year.

Called IKEA Tebrau City, it will be situated next to AEON Tebrau City in Johor Bahru, the southern Malaysian city bordering Singapore.

In August 2003, IKEA opened the largest IKEA Asian store in Mutiara Damansara, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.

In the next 5 years, Ikano plans to open one store in Penang, Melaka and another one in KL.

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