the turbulent year of 2008 has gone and we welcome year 2009 with hope; a lot of hope.

I hope the global financial crisis will soon gone or ease as it terrified me with it chain effect on our country. Companies retrench workers and it hurt our small but resilient economy.

Entering 2009 with K. Terengganu by-election looming and the step down of Pak Lah as prime minister as Dato’ Seri Najib will tak over, preserving the tradition of coalition party.

I hope 2009 will bring more smiles to all of us..