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Sunday, 30 October 2011

MALAYSIA TIRU KPOP????


lately, ramai yang kata muzik malaysia dah start nak tiru kpop punya style..yeke???mari kita imbas kembali sejarah industri muzik di malaysia, dan bandingkannya dengan korean music..
1920-1930: MALAYSIA n KOREA sama-sama terima pengaruh muzik pop..MALAYSIA menerimanya dari para bangsawan parsi yang menetap di INDIA yang datang ke MALAYA ketika itu untuk berdagang, manakala KOREA menerimanya apabila dijajah
1950: zaman kegemilangan P RAMLEE dimana muziknya kebanyakannya popular di KOREA di era 60-70an
1960-1970: MALAYSIA sudah menerima pengaruh band-band dari barat seperti BEATLES..begitu juga dengan KOREA yang menerima pengaruh pop AMERIKA daripada tentera us yang berada di KOREA ketika itu.. dalam pada itu, MALAYSIA dilanda tsunami POP YEH YEH..irama ini turut menjadi kegilaan negara serantau..zaman kegemilangannya berakhir pada 1971..ketika ini, KOREA masih menerima pengaruh muzik dari JEPUN iaitu apa yang MALAYSIA gilai pada 1920-1930..pada ketika ini, di MALAYSIA sudah muncul kumpulan-kumpula kugiran yang memainkan alat muzik sendiri..kumpulan kugiran sebegini baru muncul di KOREA pada awal 90an..
1980-1990: munculnya pelbagai kumpulan rock (RIMBABARA, LEFTHANDED, WINGS, SEARCH, MAY, dsb) yang memainkan gitar dan drum sendiri di MALAYSIA, dimana kumpulan sebegini muncul di KOREA pada 90an..
akhir 1980-2000: muncul budaya pop dan R&B di MALAYSIA sama ada secara solo ataupun berkumpulan..pada ketika ini, pelbagai kumpulan muncul seperti KRU, ELITE, X-Factor, GT BOYS, 4U2C, BOBOI, NEW BOYS, ANTZ, SITI NURHALIZA, SHEILA MAJID, M NASIR, dsb..di KOREA, trend sebegini muncul pada pertengahan 90an dimana di MALAYSIA ketika ini sudah dibanjiri artis sebegitu..dan kini, dikala MALAYSIA tidak lagi begitu fanatik pada dance group seperti KRU dan sebagainya, di KOREA baru popularnya dance group sebegitu dikala MALAYSIA sudah beralih arah pada genre indie..
2000- kini: MALAYSIA sudah dibanjiri pelbagai band indie, artis solo R&B..di KOREA masih lagi dengan dance group yang sudah 10tahun kita tinggalkan..dan dikala kita sudah lama menikmati muzik rock dan indie, di KOREA baru ada dua band yang baru merangkak memainkan muzik yang dimainkan LEFTHANDED 20 tahun yang lalu..
satu lagi kelebihan artis MALAYSIA, ramai yang menghasilkan muzik sendiri..sejak zaman P RAMLEE lagi (50an)..trend ini baru bermula di KOREA pada ketika munculnya CN BLUE..

jadi, siapa kata kita tiru KOREA???nak kata KOREA tiru kita, takdela..tapi, muzik MALAYSIA 10langkah kehadapan daripada KOREA..dan persoalan mengapa gadis-gadis kini meminati mzuik kpop terjawab kerana dahulu, dizaman kegemilangan KRU, mereka juga digilai sebegitu..grup-grup di MALAYSIA juga dianggotai ahli yang jambu sebagaimana kpop idol kini..jadi, tidak hairanlah jika KRU, X-FACTOR, GT BOYZ, NEW BOYZ, 4U2C digilai pada era 90an kerana kejambuan dan tarian mereka, SUJU, SHINEE, SS501, BEAST, 2PM, 2AM, INFINITE, DBSK juga digilai kerana hal yang sama..tambahan pula, gadis-gadis yang menggilai kpop itu semua belum pernah mengenali KRU, X-FACTOR, GT BOYZ, NEW BOYZ, 4U2C..diorang hanya kenal KRU yang dah buat CICAKMAN, yang produce ADAM, STACY, VIP..diorang kenal DANNY X-FACTOR, ZACK X-FACTOR, yang dah jadi pelakon sekarang..hanya kenal AC MIZAL 4U2C yang dah jadi pengacara, pelakon, sekarang..TOMOK NEW BOYZ yang dah jadi TOMOK je sekarang..sebab tu, diorang boleh sangkut dengan KRU, X-FACTOR, GT BOYZ, NEW BOYZ, 4U2C, LEFTHANDED, WINGS, SEARCH versi KOREA sekarang..

konklusinya, janganlah memandang rendah muzik di MALAYSIA..saya juga meminati kpop (suka gila dengan SS501, KARA), tapi saya juga menggemari SITI NURHALIZA, AKIM AF7, YUNA, dsb..kta sebenarnya lebih daripada mereka..

BAHAGIAN 2: PENILAIAN KUALITI MUZIK..SIAPA LEBIH TELUS???MALAYSIA vs KPOP

sebagaimana yang kita tahu, saban tahun ada anugerah-anugerah berprestij seperti ABPBH, AJL, AIM, ANUGERAH ERA..bagaimana kriteria pemenang???ABPBH, memang berasaskan undian 100%, dimana populariti menjadi sandaran sebagaimana di KOREA kini..hanya yang POPULAR layak merangkul anugerah..tak percaya???semua anugerah di KOREA memang berdasarkan populariti (undian, jualan album, jualan muzik digital) 100%..di MALAYSIA hanya ABPBH yang begitu..anugerah yang lain memang sangat mengiktiraf kualiti hasil seni..sekiranya artis yang bertanding itu baru muncul dua bulan yang lalu, tidak mustahil dia boleh menujuarai anugerah juara lagu hanya bersandarkan kualiti muzik yang dibawanya semata-mata..sebagai contoh, ANA RAFALI yang memenangi AJL yang lalu pada tahun pertama kemunculannya, BLACK dianugerahi vokal terbaik hanya beberapa bulan selepas kemunculannya hanya dengan satu lagu sahaja yang dibawanya..ini kerana semuanya diadili oleh juri yang bertaulaih dalam bidang muzik...berlainan di KOREA..jika anda tidak mempunyai fandom yang besar, jangan harap anada boleh memenangi mana-mana anugerah..sebab itu, sukar artis yang baru muncul untuk memenangi anugerah yang selalu didominasi artis yang sama..

KOREA amat bergantung pada populariti..mereka memerlukan marketing strategy yang baik untuk mempopularkan muzik mereka..mereka perlu muncul dipelbagai rancangan televisyen untuk dikenali..sedangkan di MALAYSIA, hanya dengan menghasilkan muzik yang hebat dan baik, tidak perlu muncul di televisyen, anda mungkin diiktiraf..artis MALAYSIA juga amat berbakat berbanding artis KOREA..ramai yang menjadi singer-songwriter ketika ini..kebanyakan mereka akan mendendangkan lagu yang dicipta mereka sendiri..trend ini baru saja muncul di KOREA..di MALAYSIA, jika artis itu bijak menulis muzik, dia akan dianggap hebat (AIZAT, YUNA, dsb)..di KOREA, meski mereka menulis muzik, tidak ramai yang tahu..mereka hanya dibayar royalti..tapi, masih tidak diiktiraf..mengapa???kerana tiadanya anugerah yang mengiktiraf muzik seperti AJL di MALAYSIA..apa yang ada disana hanya carta popular yang ada di MALAYSIA hanya pada hujung minggu yang dibuat stesen radio..tapi, carta itulah yang digunakan untuk mengiktiraf muzik di KOREA..

satu lagi yang hebat, artis MALAYSIA tidak cepat tenggelam seperti artis KOREA yang kebanyakannya hanya bertahan setakat 5tahun sahaja popularitinya..sedangkan artis MALAYSIA boleh bertahan lebih 10tahun..sebagai contoh, P RAMLEE yang sudah 50 tahun popular..SUDIRMAN..KRU..SITI NURHALIZA..SHEILA MAJID..

jadi, siapa yang lebih baik????MALAYSIA atau KOREA???

P RAMLEE

SUDIRMAN

LEFTHANDED

KRU

4U2C

SITI NURHALIZA

BUNKFACE

AKIM AF7

ADAM

SS501

p/s- other kpop song, i'm sure, all of you know..i just provide MALAYSIAN music's sources..in case people forgot their root..


Saturday, 15 October 2011

APPLICATION OF GIS IN MALAYSIAN NATIONAL ELECTION

Geographic information systems (GIS) (also known as Geospatial information systems) are computer software and hardware systems that enable users to capture, store, analyze and manage spatially referenced data. 

It have transformed the way spatial data, relationships and patterns in the world are able to be interactively queried, processed, analyzed, mapped, modelled, visualized, and displayed for an increasingly large range of users, for a multitude of purposes.

In Malaysia, the application of GIS is widely used began when the Department of Survey and Mapping decide to improve the Digital Cadastre Database and National Topographic Database in mid-1980s. Started from that, various government institutions began to use GIS as an application to create better management and also planning. 

The example of government bodies that used GIS application in their working procedure are:-

1. Department of Survey and Mapping

2. Ministry of Health Malaysia

3. Department of Town and Country Planning

4. Department of Agricultural and Forestry

5. Ministry of Defense

6. Ministry of Transportation

7. Department of Environment

8. Department of Public Works 

9. National Election


INTRODUCTION

Geographic Information System (GIS) is one of the information technologies that have recently grown rapidly worldwide. This system can prepare a framework to integrate a volume of total space data from many varieties of source and time period. Aside from that, the system can help management activities and information programs as a support tool for decision making. Thus, Geographic Information System is applied in various fields, including political geography and elections. With GIS, we can assess the national election pattern more effectively and comprehensively. (Fauzi, n.d)

This assignment will explain the role and function of Geographic Information System and geopolitics as an introduction to look at the election pattern in Malaysia. This application stresses on the geographical aspect of the election system. The application can be divided into three that is: 

1. GIS for Electoral Boundaries (Mapping)

2. GIS for Information Management System (Database)

3. GIS and Spatial Data Analysis (Spatial Modeling)




APPLICATION

1. GIS for Electoral Boundaries

Electoral Boundaries Plan is one of the most sensitive issues because it can cause a conflict even though there is minor unintentional bias. Many principles of the boundaries have been misused in re-boundary process (malapportionment). That is why a unique analytical and fair system is needed to practice this process to avoid any bias, misused happen and resulting in peaceful election. 

Usually, geographical politic used the sub-district or district as a base for a elected representative of any political party to be a DUN member or sit in the Parliament. So, the boundaries of villages, sub-districts and districts are really important in determining the electoral boundaries. Ever since before, geographical found this really hard as it really need a thorough analysis. So, this is where GIS is needed. By GIS, a unique system can be used in forming and integrating the spatial and attributes information as well as made use of mapping as one of the output. With all this, electoral boundaries can be done analytically and accurately. 

Electoral boundaries also need a better analytical surveying system. Typically, the re-boundary system will focus on a democratic system based on a few relevant criteria. This system is important in maintain a democracy in Malaysia. It must well-received by a civilian and also strictly follow the law stated. This process is under The Election Commission of Malaysia responsibility. Every single area consisting a voter must be determined. The Commission will helped by Department of Survey and Mapping, Statistical Department and Attorney General’s Chamber for doing this re-boundary process. 

As a whole, GIS application help in determination of electoral boundaries as it: 

i. Integrate the spatial and non-spatial data making the re-boundary of electoral constituencies can be made by a more effective way

ii. Survey the boundaries analytically eliminating any bias



2. GIS for Information Management System (Database)

The application is focused more on the data management for re-boundaries process. It is treat as a helping medium in integrating the data especially for the Commission in managing all the information of election such as electoral boundaries, voters’ information, constituencies, political parties and its candidate, result and report of the election. GIS application in data management can be divided as: 

i. Medium of managing the spatial and attributes data as well as the re-boundaries plan so that it fulfill all the requirements

ii. As a support system in decision-making process for managing and planning for electoral data making the maps and electoral publications visualizing the re-boundaries plan including the one for mass and electronic media. 

The data included for the management are:

i. Electoral spatial data of population and voters

ii. Economic social, jobs and other demographic attributes data relevant 

iii. Map and existing electoral boundaries, administrative boundaries and topology information related to the election area

iv. Previous electoral information consisting the result and report of the election as well as the background of the political parties and candidates involved. 



3. GIS for Spatial Data Analysis

The main purpose using GIS in data analysis is to analyze the electoral behavior during the Election Day which may affect the electoral result and it spatial modeling. Usually, this is used by the academic people and geographic politician to view the trend spatially rather than any ordinary application used by the Commission before. Before this, there’s not many electoral research that can be viewed spatially. With the GIS application used for election, the information can be provided more accurately than before.

This application also can help the related party and civilian to get the accurate information about the trend of election and its behavior. Spatial analysis done is not providing only a report and statistic, in contrast, it show the mapping analysis integrating the spatial and attributes data to be viewed clearly. This will help people understand better. It’s been proved before, human brain can understand visual rather than numeric. So, GIS spatial analysis fulfills human needs in this. This spatial analysis also can be an aid in forming the electoral boundaries using all the geographical perspective criteria also providing the spatial information in electoral data management. 

So, usages of GIS in spatial data analysis are: 

i. Used by geographical politic member for analyze the behavior and trend of the election rather than descriptive analysis as it give more accurate information about the election 

ii. Integrated analysis of statistic showing election information and mapping analysis with spatial data that show a clearer version of election trend



4. Electoral Spatial Modeling

Before this electoral analysis done ignoring the spatial data even the election result depend much on it. So, the study about the spatial data and the related information affecting the election is important. This is where GIS is used to study the electoral trend. It then viewed a spatial data in one area and also statistical analysis. 

So, in 2000 a research on the factor affecting electoral result taken in North Penisluar Malaysia. The study focused much on the lifestyle and sosio-status of the residence. The result can be compared with previous election. After that, taking in account bout the lifestyle changes, the trend of election can be determined. Even BN won on 2004, their cotes decreased compared to 1999. This might be because of the civilian sosio-status had changed. Before, they might be just a farmer. Not knowing anything important. Just received anything given. Five years had passed. It seems like the civilian work become better and with the realization of current issue, and public demand, their mind setting also changed causing the result to differ. 

This situation is what loved by the geographical politic people. They love to intreprate all this. However, a good medium is needed in storing the data, as well as analyze it better and presentable. This is where GIS is important. With the help from National Statistical Agency, the demography of certain areas can be determined. After getting the attributes data, integrate it with the spatial data which is the map of the area. The attributes data consist voters information. Both of the data is analyze after integrating both giving a great analytical analysis which will explain the electoral trend. 

The Spatial Model forming is based on the factor affecting the election: 

i. Result

ii. Voters 

iii. Location

iv. Infrastructure

v. Structure

This model will relate the result with spatial reason which is divided into four as stated above. The voters criteria taking in account are race, age, gender, occupation, education, and also percentage of voters. Second one is location of DUN factor include the neighborhood, distance to the city centre and distance to the educational institution. Third is infrastructural factor which include development and housing scheme. The forth and last is structure factor which represents the DUN area and it shape. 

The starting of GIS usage is integrated the result and the spatial and attributes factor affecting the result. The spatial analysis will be done to the entire factor using GIS technique until the forming of spatial model using analytical analysis. For the spatial model formation, there are two variables that are dependant and independent. The dependant variable is the electoral trend including the result and metric data while the independent variable consist metric and non-metric data. The formation is based on statistical regression. The objective of using regression is for a better future prediction of the election.

i. The preparation of the spatial model database

Data needed for the modeling of election is determined. The data needed is the factors affecting the result. The variable chosen must relevant also for the previous result for comparison purposes. The secondary data are the results and demography of voters. Other sources also can be used for references purposes. The primary data mostly got directly from the voters either by interview or other. 

Spatial data formed is related closely with the spatial model that will formed research area. Spatial data obtained are transformed to the digital ones. All the data convert using ArcView including the electoral boundary information. 

The coordinate system used is set as Lat, Long. The ability of GIS in data collecting, storing, analysis and preview making it possible to solve spatial problem. 



ii. Translation of GIS for spatial data

The data from GIS database will be used in spatial modeling. The transformation, digitization and also integration of data performed using GIS application. The GIS analyze ability help much in decision making process. The information will be analyze and displayed visually. 

Another thing, this model also used to make a additional information in improving the spatial structure or relation of the geographical information. One of the factors affecting electoral result is location that includes the distance from the DUN area to other prominent places. So it is best if the shortest distance of the path can be analyzed. The best solution is using ArcView in order to make analysis of the shortest network path which allows the analysis such as distance analysis to be performed. The data needed in this process are the DUN area and the prominent places. The DUN area will be selected as origin input while the prominent places as destination. The analysis which requiring at least two points in recognizing origin and destination will be performed. 

EFFECT OF USING GIS APPLICATION FOR ELECTION

GIS application slowly gained recognition in many field including Election. Even though the application is not widely known to be used in this field, it is proved to provide a better analysis than what is done previously. The effect includes: 

1. Un-bias electoral boundaries. This will ease all parties which previously are in conflict because of this sensitive issue

2. Information storage of voters, demography, parties and their candidates. This information all will stored in one integrated database allowing analysis to be performed. 

3. A better analysis of election can be performed. Using the application of GIS that famous for being great with it ability in collecting, storing and analyzing, a great analysis will be born. 

4. A peaceful and better election day will happened.



GIS APPLICATION IN FUTURE

As the GIS is slowly gain recognition, for sure it will do better in the future. The Commission of Election starting to realize that using GIS can help them much during election. For future, GIS will help:

1. Storing all demography information that really can help in analysis process

2. For sure, national election will be in peace as nobody can complaint the fair and great election,

3. Analyze better than before. Before, the descriptive numerical analysis is done. Then, the analysis start to integrate the attributes and spatial data forming a visually display. In future, who knows the analysis will climb another step displaying the output in 3D mode navigate directly using GPS to the exact location of analysis.




CONCLUSION

Previously, a boring descriptive analysis displaying a numerical analysis without any interactive medium is performed. Nowadays, using GIS application people even in the rural area can understand the analysis as well. As the spatial data is also important, it is really a waste for it not to be included in the analysis. Also in data management, GIS doing far better then any management tools existed that just provide attributes data only. Meanwhile, GIS can manage both spatial and attributes data causing all the data can be manage in a short time easily. The stored data desired to be displayed, use GIS application as a medium in viewing it better in a map.GIS also can collaborate with political science in researching the related electoral factor that just taking in account the attributes data before. Now the study can be done integrately using both spatial and attributes data. In conclusion, the ability of GIS in performing many tasks greatly is a hope for better election in the future. As GIS application kept improving day by day, it can help election to keep doing better by times. Let walk together towards a better future. No more boring analysis which make us sleepy in their first ten minutes of bubbling. No more conflict which make us afraid to even go to the voting center. Peace.
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