Minister of Energy, Water, and Communications Abu Mansor Shaziman of Malaysia

Shaziman said the MNP is about improved service quality, better packages, better customer service and giving consumers choice.
Shaziman said the Government wanted to improve the country’s aging water industry once the restructuring of water assets in the different states was completed.
To a question on the Pahang-Selangor interstate water transfer project , Shaziman said the Government was still waiting for a reply from Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) on the status of its loan.
Turning to the power industry, Shaziman said this year and next year were the best time to re-negotiate the power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the existing independent power producers (IPPs.
Shaziman said the Government also needed assurance that there would be gas availability past 2019 before it could begin to re-negotiate the PPAs.
Born as a son of a Malayan Railway worker in Ipoh, Perak, Shaziman was raised in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan, receiving primary education at Tunku Besar Tampin Primary School.
Shaziman was chosen as a candidate for the 1999 Malaysian general election, contesting for the Tampin parliamentary seat against PAS' Hamdan Hashim and winning by a majority of 9,979 votes.
After the 2004 general election, Shaziman was included into the Cabinet of Malaysia as the Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications, under the leadership of Energy, Water and Communications Minister Lim Keng Yaik.
Following Lim's announcement of his retirement as the President of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia in 2007, Shaziman was promoted as the new Minister of Energy, Water and Communications on March 18, 2008.
Since assuming the role of Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications in 2004, Shaziman has expressed views against anonymous bloggers whom he accuses of " negative or malicious content on the Internet" which "could harm the country's security.
In a later Parliament meeting held on April 4, 2007, Shaziman expressed the idea of compulsory registration for bloggers whose blogs are hosted on local servers, one of several measures the Government was considering to curb publication of malicious materials on the Internet, adding the ministry does not have any problem with bloggers who identified themselves but reiterating his view of welcoming blogging activities.
Democratic Action Party (DAP) leader Lim Kit Siang, who interjected when Shaziman was speaking in Parliament, claimed the government ministries' negative view of bloggers "reflected their lack of understanding about information flow" when foreign politicians already have their own blogs.
I think Shaziman is making the proposal out of ignorance, a lack of understanding of what blogging is all about," he told Al Jazeera.
Stressing that the ministry was monitoring the matter, Shaziman said the people could co-operate by lodging complaints to the Multimedia and Communications Commission so that the ministry could detect the source which posted or distributed the caricatures.
Shaziman said five power purchase agreements would expire by 2016.
a Muslim Malay woman who has denied her involvement.
However, Shaziman denied he was floating the idea, first mentioned by him in parliament Wednesday, to curb comments published on the Internet.
Shaziman is just one of the spineless ones, always bending with the wind.
UMNO is a humiliated party and Shaziman has to sing a different song - a song that you want to hear.
Other Umno politicians, eg Zam Maidin, can't even see the light! Shaziman is now a full minister and is in a position to do something.
Shaziman is young and not over ambitious as KHairy is.
Shaziman said based on initial assessments, HSBB could improve Malaysias gross domestic product by RM6.
However, Shaziman said the total cost to implement HSBB could be lower than the estimated RM15.
PUTRAJAYA: The Governments plan to register all bloggers using locally hosted websites is merely to collect data rather than to censor them, Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said.
Shaziman said the government will intensify the utilisation of renewable energy, with particular attention given to biomass-based cogeneration systems for the production of electricity and usable energy.
Shaziman said the 999 call centre would be fully managed by Telekom Malaysia (TM) Bhd nd nationwide campaign on the use of a single number was being carried out.
Shaziman said the Government decided to develop an efficient system to regroup it back to 999 after public complaints over the four emergency numbers and the many disturbing crimes in the country.
Shaziman said his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had agreed to the plan during a meeting on Indonesia's resort island of Bali last month.
Shaziman said his Singaporean counterpart Lee Boon Yang had hailed the proposal.
Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang, who interjected when Shaziman was speaking, said the negative comments of several ministers about bloggers reflected their lack of understanding about information flow in cyberspace.
No deadline has been announced for a decision on the matter, and Mr Shaziman has confirmed that the operator would be given an opportunity to provide information concerning any issues it had faced.
Ongkili's open approach is appropriate for the Mosti, while Shaziman is no stranger to the position and his promotion ensures continuity of the Energy, Water and Communications Ministry," Wong said in an e-mail interview.
Shaziman was firm about the year-end deadline for WiMax licensees to achieve a minimum 25 percent population coverage.