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NIK ZAFRI BIN ABDUL MAJID, CONSULTANT/TRAINER
Email: nikzafri@yahoo.com, nikzafri@gmail.com
http://www.nikzafri.blogspot.my

Kelantanese, Alumni of Sultan Ismail College Kelantan (SICA), Diploma (Management), IT Competency Cert, Certified Written English Professional US. Has participated in many seminars/conferences (local/ international) in the capacity of trainer/lecturer and participant.

Affiliations :- Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group NY, Institute of Quality Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Management, Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Association, Auditor ISO 9000 IRCAUK, Auditor OHSAS 18000 (SIRIM and STS) /EMS ISO 14000:2004 and Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS, CIDB (Now BCA) Singapore),

* Possesses 26 years of experience/hands-on in the multi-modern management & technical disciplines (systems & methodologies) such as Knowledge Management (Hi-Impact Management/ICT Solutions), Quality (TQM/ISO), Safety Health Environment, Civil & Building (Construction), Manufacturing, Motivation & Team Building, HR, Marketing/Branding, Business Process Reengineering, Economy/Stock Market, Contracts/Project Management, Finance & Banking, etc. He was employed to international bluechips involving in national/international megaprojects such as Balfour Beatty Construction/Knight Piesold & Partners UK, MMI Insurance Group Australia, Hazama Corporation (Hazamagumi) Japan (with Mitsubishi Corporation, JA Jones US, MMCE and Ho-Hup) and Sunway Construction Berhad (The Sunway Group of Companies). Among major projects undertaken : Pergau Hydro Electric Project, KLCC Petronas Twin Towers, LRT Tunnelling, KLIA, Petronas Refineries Melaka, Putrajaya Government Complex, Sistem Lingkaran Lebuhraya Kajang (SILK), Mex Highway, KLIA1, KLIA2 etc. Once serviced SMPD Management Consultants as Associate Consultant cum Lecturer for Diploma in Management, Institute of Supervisory Management UK/SMPD JV. Currently – Associate/Visiting Consultants/Facilitators, Advisors for leading consulting firms (local and international) including project management. To name a few – Noma SWO Consult, Amiosh Resources, Timur West Consultant Sdn. Bhd., TIJ Consultants Group (Malaysia and Singapore) and many others.

* Ex-Resident Weekly Columnist of Utusan Malaysia (1995-1998) and have produced more than 100 articles related to ISO-9000– Management System and Documentation Models, TQM Strategic Management, Occupational Safety and Health (now OHSAS 18000) and Environmental Management Systems ISO 14000. His write-ups/experience has assisted many students/researchers alike in module developments based on competency or academics and completion of many theses. Once commended by the then Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia for his diligence in promoting and training the civil services (government sector) based on “Total Quality Management and Quality Management System ISO-9000 in Malaysian Civil Service – Paradigm Shift Scalar for Assessment System”

Among Nik Zafri’s clients : Adabi Consumer Industries Sdn. Bhd, (MRP II, Accounts/Credit Control) The HQ of Royal Customs and Excise Malaysia (ISO 9000), Veterinary Services Dept. Negeri Sembilan (ISO 9000), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (Aspects of Project Management – KLCC construction), Corporate HQ of RHB (Peter Drucker's MBO/KRA), NEC Semiconductor - Klang Selangor (Productivity Management), Prime Minister’s Department Malaysia (ISO 9000), State Secretarial Office Negeri Sembilan (ISO 9000), Hidrological Department KL (ISO 9000), Asahi Kluang Johor(System Audit, Management/Supervisory Development), Tunku Mahmood (2) Primary School Kluang Johor (ISO 9000), Consortium PANZANA (HSSE 3rd Party Audit), Lecturer for Information Technology Training Centre (ITTC) – Authorised Training Center (ATC) – University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) Kluang Branch Johor, Kluang General Hospital Johor (Management/Supervision Development, Office Technology/Administration, ISO 9000 & Construction Management), Kahang Timur Secondary School Johor (ISO 9000), Sultan Abdul Jalil Secondary School Kluang Johor (Islamic Motivation and Team Building), Guocera Tiles Industries Kluang Johor (EMS ISO 14000), MNE Construction (M) Sdn. Bhd. Kota Tinggi Johor (ISO 9000 – Construction), UITM Shah Alam Selangor (Knowledge Management/Knowledge Based Economy /TQM), Telesystem Electronics/Digico Cable(ODM/OEM for Astro – ISO 9000), Sungai Long Industries Sdn. Bhd. (Bina Puri Group) - ISO 9000 Construction), Secura Security Printing Sdn. Bhd,(ISO 9000 – Security Printing) ROTOL AMS Bumi Sdn. Bhd & ROTOL Architectural Services Sdn. Bhd. (ROTOL Group) – ISO 9000 –Architecture, Bond M & E (KL) Sdn. Bhd. (ISO 9000 – Construction/M & E), Skyline Telco (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Knowledge Management),Technochase Sdn. Bhd JB (ISO 9000 – Construction), Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM – ISO 9000 & Internal Audit Refresher), Shinryo/Steamline Consortium (Petronas/OGP Power Co-Generation Plant Melaka – Construction Management and Safety, Health, Environment), Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Negotiation Skills), Association for Retired Intelligence Operatives of Malaysia (Cyber Security – Arpa/NSFUsenet, Cobit, Till, ISO/IEC ISMS 27000 for Law/Enforcement/Military), T.Yamaichi Corp. (M) Sdn. Bhd. (EMS ISO 14000) LSB Manufacturing Solutions Sdn. Bhd., (Lean Scoreboard (including a full development of System-Software-Application - MSC Malaysia & Six Sigma) PJZ Marine Services Sdn. Bhd., (Safety Management Systems and Internal Audit based on International Marine Organization Standards) UNITAR/UNTEC (Degree in Accountacy – Career Path/Roadmap) Cobrain Holdings Sdn. Bhd.(Managing Construction Safety & Health), Speaker for International Finance & Management Strategy (Closed Conference), Pembinaan Jaya Zira Sdn. Bhd. (ISO 9001:2008-Internal Audit for Construction Industry & Overview of version 2015), Straits Consulting Engineers Sdn. Bhd. (Full Integrated Management System – ISO 9000, OHSAS 1800 and EMS ISO 14000 for Civl/Structural/Geotechnical Consulting), Malaysia Management & Science University (MSU – (Managing Business in an Organization), Innoseven Sdn. Bhd. (KVMRT Line 1 MSPR8 – Awareness and Internal Audit (Construction), ISO 9001:2008 and 2015 overview for the Construction Industry), Kemakmuran Sdn. Bhd. (KVMRT Line 1 - Signages/Wayfinding - Project Quality Plan and Construction Method Statement ), Amiosh Resources - (1) Lembaga Tabung Haji - Flood ERP (2) WNA Consultants - DID/JPS -Flood Risk Assessment and Management Plan - Prelim, Conceptual Design, Interim and Final Report etc. (3) Tunnel Fire Safety - Fire Risk Assessment Report - Design Fire Scenario), Safety, Health and Environmental Management Plans leading construction/property companies/corporations in Malaysia. Timur West Consulting (1) Business Methodology and System (2) Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya ISMS/Audit/Risk/ITP Technical Team

* Has appeared for 10 consecutive series in “Good Morning Malaysia RTM TV1’ Corporate Talk Segment discussing on ISO 9000/14000 in various industries. For ICT, his inputs garnered from his expertise have successfully led to development of work-process e-enabling systems in the environments of intranet, portal and interactive web design especially for the construction and manufacturing. Some of the end products have won various competitions of innovativeness, quality, continual-improvements and construction industry award at national level. He has also in advisory capacity – involved in development and moderation of websites, portals and e-profiles for mainly corporate and private sectors, public figures etc. He is also one of the recipients for MOSTE Innovation for RFID use in Electronic Toll Collection in Malaysia.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS




So, I've seen the most awaited and much anticipated - "Star Wars The Force Awakens"
I'm impressed; after all these years; the 'feel' of the original "Star Wars" has been remarkably portrayed. It has succeeded to remind my generation of the 1976 - 77 badge of the good old days when it first appeared on the big screen. The special-effects, CGIs etc. are spectacular!!
Kylo Ren is definitely going to be the new Sith warrior - possibly better than Darth Vader. Am sure by now the Siths have learnt their lessons not to underestimate the Jedis.
(I kinda like Ren's real name : Ben - somehow the name must have been taken in honour of Ben Kenobi - Obiwan)
The Sith have even improvised the Storm Trooper with some sort of electrical sword to fight with the traditional light-saber held by Finn in one scene.
Even the Supreme Leader Snoke is cautious enough to complete Ren's training only after proving himself with the brutal murder of his own father (Han Solo RIP) to nurture the strong feeling of the dark side. And you have the new more confident General who can speak face to face with Kylo Ren and criticize him without fear in the presence of the Supreme Leader)
(Snoke is possibly from the bloodline of Asajj Ventress (Assaj like Snoke are "very bad news" - even worse than Chancellor Palpatine a.k.a. the Emperor. Maz Kanata on the other hand is related to Yoda) And Rey is obviously Luke's daughter! (Well, R2D2 did "light up" in Rey's presence and not Luke)
(You can figure this all out if you are really a pure Star Wars fan - reading all the Star Wars books (to see the "crossovers", "side stories etc), playing all the Star Wars computer games and watching all the animated versions of Star Wars) and most important, the name KATHLEEN KENNEDY - you should be aware of NOT George Lucas)
But I will not be surprised at all if Rey turned out to be Solo-Organa's bloodline or lost bloodline of Kenobis even. (you all know that it is prohibited for a Jedi to be married)
But for now I'm sticking to Luke being Rey's father ("Luke has much of his father in him" - to Quote : Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen - so like his father Anakin, Luke crossed the line by secretly getting married but found out that his wife is either another Sith or probably being murdered by some Sith Lord - and Luke took Rey to safety on Jakuul - just like Obiwan did to him on Tatooine)
Ok, that being said, now for the dissapointments!!
1) The story has too much plot of Episode 4 (A New Hope) and Episode 6 (Return of the Jedi) - you know "the rebellion", "death star" (even the new version is like 100X bigger "LOL")..
I am unsure why JJ Abrams put the new story in that manner. As a fan of Star Trek as well (Trekkie): at least "Star Trek" and "Star Trek : Into the Darkness" have made courageous "BIG CHANGES"
2) The idea having cameo appearance of Luke Skywalker to only be seen at the last scene has caused much dissapointment to the Star Wars 1st generation.
3) Too much surprises spoil the plot.
4) A bit of "Harry Potter" approach - using light saber instead of a wand.
5) I sincerely hope that it's not like:
"No...you're seeing Episode 10 actually, not Episode 7 ("JJ Abram's twist")... - just like the "Lucas" twist showing Episodes 4, 5 and 6 first - then 1, 2, 3.
The good things about Star Wars The Force Awakens :
a) it has triggered the fans "to be forced" to watch the story till the end (with no proper conclusion)
b) it is a totally new story of Star Wars for the new generation
c) an introduction to new warriors and faces of the new age - Ren, Rey, Poe and Finn (my guess is Finn and Poe - could be potential new Jedis) - the Fans are saying that Finn is related to Lando Calrissian! And we have this new cute BB8 as a new ally to R2D2 and C3PO.
d) I will definitely wait for next movie scheduled for 2017

Whatever it is, I'm glad that I am still a Star Wars fan!
(Nik Zafri)

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