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List of Cafes/Coffee Places in Klang Valley (More than 100++ Destinations!)

(List last updated: 15th April 2015 - now with more than 150++ destinations!)

I'm not a coffee person but I have a lot of friends who love coffee, and most of them can't even survive a day without coffee. So anyway, I had some spare time in my hands so I decided to come up with a list of coffee joints in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Hope you'll discover these new places and try out them coffees. And let me know if you know any other coffee places that should be added into this list =)

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103 Coffee Workshop, Sri Petaling (Facebook)
3 Bags Full, Kota Damansara (Facebook)

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Abah & Sons Co Motogallerycafe, Lake Fields Sungai Besi (Instagram: @abahnsonsmotocafe)
Acme Bar & Coffee, Persiaran KLCC (Facebook)
Ahmad & Co., Kota Damansara (Facebook)
Aku Cafe & Gallery, Jalan Panggong (Facebook)
Amaze K Cafe, Dataran Sunway, Petaling Jaya (Facebook)
AMPM Cafe, USJ 21 (Facebook)
Antipodean Cafe (Bangsar & Jalan Tun Razak) (Facebook)
Aratachi Coffee (under renovation) (Facebook)
Artisan Roast Coffee, TTDI (Facebook)
aspresso Coffee & All Day Breakfast, Taman Danau Kota (Facebook)
Awesome Canteen, Taman Paramount (Facebook)

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Bad by Wood & Steel Cafe, Desa Sri Hartamas
Bandits Coffee Bar, Bukit Damansara
Battery Acid Club, Damansara Utama (Facebook)
BEAM, Bandar Sri Damansara (Facebook)
Beans Depot, Kelana Jaya (Facebook)
Benjamin Coffee & Tea, Desa Sri Hartamas (Facebook)
Big Cup Cafe, SS15  (Facebook)
Bites, Lake Fields (Facebook)
Bmon Cafe, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
Bofe, Seksyen 19 (Facebook)
BreadFruits, Desa Sri Hartamas (Facebook)
Brew & Bread, Kota Kemuning & One City USJ Subang (Facebook)
Brewmen, Solaris Mont Kiara (Facebook)
Brewyard Coffee, SS15 (Facebook)
Brew Time, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
Brevis, Jalan Raja Chulan (Facebook)
Bricks Coffee, Damansara Perdana (Facebook)
Brooklyn B Bagel Bakery & Cafe, SS15 (Facebook)
Butter + Beans at Seventeen, Seksyen 17 (Facebook)
Butter Up, Seri Kembangan (Facebook)

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C.A.F.F.E.I.N.E.E.S, Jalan Kampung Pandan (Facebook)
Cafe Barbera, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar (Facebook)
Cafe Studio, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
Cafe Vina, Shah Alam (Facebook)
Caffebene, Solaris Mont Kiara (Facebook)
CAFFEine, Setiawalk (Facebook)
Caffeinated Cabin, Jalan Gasing (Facebook)
Caffemania, Ikon Connaught
Caffe Crema Coffee & Tea, Plaza Mont Kiara (Facebook)
Cat in the Box, The Centre for Asian Photographers (moved to Empire Damansara) (Facebook)
Chemistry Cafe+Lab, Shah Alam (Facebook)
Chilla Cup, Setiawalk (Facebook)
Chuup, SS22 (Facebook)
Closer Kitchen & Espresso Bar, Mutiara Damansara (Facebook)
Coffea Coffee, Bangsar Baru (Facebook)
Coffee 5 Cups, Sri Hartamas (Facebook)
Coffee Amo, Jalan Sultan (Facebook)
Coffee Chemistry Signature, First Subang Mall (Facebook)
Coffee Cottage, SS15 (Facebook)
Coffee Factory, Pusat Bandar Puchong (Facebook)
Coffee Famille, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
Coffee Good Golly Miss Molly, Millennium Square, Petaling Jaya (Facebook)
Coffee Ink, Klang (Facebook)
COFFEE MANIA, Bangsar (Facebook)
Coffee Planet, KLCC (Facebook)
CoffeeIs Coffee Kitchen, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
CoffeeSociete, Publika (Facebook)
Coffee Sprex, SS25 (Facebook)
Coffee Stain by Joseph, Solaris Dutamas (Facebook)
COSANS Coffee, SS15 (Facebook)
Cultura Bakery Cake Coffee, Bangsar (Facebook)
cuppacakes by +wondermilk, SS21, Damansara Utama (Facebook)

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De' Coffee Room, Taman Cuepacs (Facebook)
dr CAFE, Solaris Mont Kiara (Facebook)
DR.Inc, Jalan Kemuja (Facebook)
Dreamz Bakery, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
Doiffee, Taman Desa (Facebook)
Donutes, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
Dooi Chaang Coffee, Jaya One (Facebook)
Doors Cafe, Taman OUG (Facebook)

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Eight Ounce Coffee Co., The Gardens Mall (Facebook)
Einstein Cafe, Jalan Sultan (Facebook)
Epicuro, SS21, Damansara Utama (Facebook)
Epique Coffee Company, Empire Damansara
Espressamente Illy, Pavilion KL (Facebook)
espressolab, Pavilion KL (Facebook)
Espresso Bar, One Soho, Subang Jaya (Facebook)
Exhibit Cafe, TTDI (Facebook)


Feeka, Jalan Mesui

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Fahrenheit 600, Solaris Dutamas (Facebook)
Fat Butter, Taman Desa Petaling (Facebook)
Fat Spoon Cafe, SS21 (Facebook)
Feeka, Jalan Mesui (Facebook)
Findars, Jalan Panggong (Facebook)
FIQS Gastronomy, SS19, Subang Jaya (Facebook)
Flat White, SS15, Subang Jaya (Facebook) *renamed to Morning Wood*
Flingstones Cafe, SS15 (Facebook)
Folger Phobia, Wisma Scope International
Foodsbury, Shah Alam (Facebook)
Food Foundry, Seksyen 17 (Facebook)
Fortunate Cafe, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (aka Jalan Ipoh) (Facebook)
Frisky Goat, TTDI (Facebook)
Fuwa Fuwa Bakery Cafe, Jaya One (Facebook)

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Garage 51 by Coffee Societe, Bandar Sunway (Facebook)
Glasshouse, Mahsa University
Gee and Geek, SS 2/3 (Facebook)
Grafa, SS15 (Facebook)
Grind 22, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar (Facebook)
goodsaltz, The Curve (Facebook)
Good Friends Cafe, SS15 (Facebook)

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Haikara-Style Cafe & Bakery, SS16, Subang Jaya (Facebook)
Hobby N Coffee, TTDI (Facebook)
Hot Shots Coffee & Tea, Solaris Dutamas (Facebook)
Houshuen, Jalan Gasing (Facebook)

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i One, Taman Supreme, Cheras (Facebook)
Infusion, 1Utama and Setia City Mall (Facebook)

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J&D Espresso, Oasis Business Centre (Facebook)
Jac's on the 8th, Dataran Ara Damansara (Facebook)
Jam & Kaya Cafe, Jalan Sultan, Petaling Jaya (Facebook)
Jekyll Cafe & Hyde Pub, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana (Facebook)
JENERIS by Ahren, Nu Sentral (Facebook)
Jeq In The House, PJ Section 17 (Facebook)
Jibby & Co, Empire Subang
Juan Valdez Cafe, The Intermark

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Kaffa Espresso Bar, SS21, Damansara Utama (Facebook)
Kaffeine, Taman Sri Hartamas (Facebook)
Kanteen Plus, Plaza Damas
Kelvyna Cafe, Kelana Jaya
Kitakami, Bandar Sri Petaling (Facebook)
Knock Knock Cafe, Pantai Panorama (Facebook)
Kopi & Xoxo, Bangsar (Facebook)

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L'esprezzo by The Loaf, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
LA/PA, Bangsar (Facebook)
La Casa, Mont Kiara (Facebook)
La Cafe Memoire, TTDI
La Creperie de Caroline, Bangsar (Facebook)
LewisGene, Solaris Mont Kiara (Facebook)
Le Lapin, Taman Danau Desa (Facebook)
LOKL Coffee Co, Jalan Tun H S Lee (Facebook)
Lorem Ipsum, Jalan Bangkung (Facebook)
Lucy in the Sky Cafe, Jalan Tun H S Lee (Facebook)

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map's, Petaling Jaya (Facebook)
Melur and Thyme, Suria KLCC (Facebook)
Metal Box Restaurant & Cafe, Empire Damansara (Facebook)
Meteora Cafe, USJ 9 (Facebook)
Midsummer Night, OUG (Facebook)
Mineral Coffee, TTDI (Facebook)
Ministry of Coffee, Solaris Mont Kiara (Facebook)
Miss Ellie Tea House, Taman Melawati (Facebook)
Mollydooker's Coffee Bar, Plaza Damansara (Facebook)
Monkey Garage by Regal Valet, Bangsar (Website)
MONJO Coffee, Cyberjaya (Facebook)
Morning Wood, SS15 (Facebook)
Moontree House, Jalan Panggong (Facebook)
Mr. & Ms. Cafe, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara (Facebook)
Mukha, TTDI (Facebook)
MyEspresso Cafe, USJ 21, Subang Jaya (Facebook)

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Nelson's Cafe, Bandar Puchong Jaya (Facebook)
Nowhereman by Artisan Roast (moved) (Facebook)
Nutmeg KL, Bangsar Village II (Facebook)

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Ode Art Cafe, SS15 (Facebook)
Oh Scooter Cafe, USJ 21/10 (Facebook)
OJO Coffee, Telawi, Bangsar (Facebook)
OLLE CAFE, Desa Sri Hartamas (Facebook)


Pickle & Fig, TTDI

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Pacific Coffee, Oasis Square Village Mall (Facebook)
PCLO Cafe, Bangsar (Facebook)
Petit Noms, Empire Damansara (Facebook)
Pickle & Fig, TTDI (Facebook)
Photo Crafts 'The Cafe', Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
Plan B by the BIG Group (Website)
Pretz n' Beanz, Solaris, Mont Kiara (Facebook)
Project Space, SS15 (Facebook)
Pronto Grab and Go, Bangsar South (Facebook)
POKC, Damansara Utama (Facebook)
Podgy and the Banker, Jalan Sri Hartamas KL
PULP by Papa Palheta, Bangsar

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Quar/Tet, TTDI (Facebook)

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Real and Wholesome (RAW) Coffee, Jalan Ampang (Facebook)
Red Kettle, Taman Bukit Desa (Facebook)
Rekindle, SS2 (Facebook)
RGB & The Bean Hive, Jalan Damai (Facebook)
Roast & Grind, Seksyen 16
Roast Factor, The Club, Bandar Utama (Facebook)
Rondaevoo, Plaza Ativo (Facebook)

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S.O.C SnowOrCoffee Cafe, Setapak (Facebook)
Standing Theory, SS2 (Facebook)
Strangers at 47, Petaling Jaya (Facebook)
Sevencups, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana (Facebook)
Simply Green Salad, Jalan Perak (Facebook)
Sitka Restaurant, Jalan Batai (Facebook)
Slurp Cafe, 3 Two Square Malaysia (Facebook)
Softsrve, SS21 (Facebook)
Sprezzatura Coffee, Phileo Damansara 1 (Facebook)
Sugar Rush, Pusat Bandar Damansara (Facebook)
Swich Cafe, Publika (Facebook)

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T.B.F, Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
TalentLounge, Damansara Perdana (Facebook)
TBC Cafe, Kota Kemuning (Facebook)
Tea Code Cafe, Balakong, Cheras (Facebook)
That Latte Place (opening soon at Ikon, Connaught) (Facebook)
the augmented, SS2 (Facebook)
The Bad BOSS, Jalan Metro Pudu 2 (Facebook)
The Blacklist Cafe and Restaurant, SS2, Petaling Jaya (Facebook)
The BULB COFFEE, Damansara Jaya (Facebook)
The CUBE by the Frangipani, Mont Kiara (Facebook)
The Brew Culture, Jalan Sri Hartamas KL (Facebook)
The Brew Houze, Kota Damansara (Facebook)
The Curious Goat, Damansara Perdana (Facebook)
The Departure Lounge, Solaris Mont Kiara (Facebook)
The Fix, Mid Valley (Facebook)
The Front Door, Jalan Sultan (Facebook)
The Good Batch, SS21 (Facebook)
The Grumpy Cyclist, TTDI (Facebook)
The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery, SS20 (Facebook)
The KopiShop, Wisma E&C, Damansara Heights (Facebook)
The Morning After, Ativo Plaza (Facebook)
The Owl and the Pussycat Cafe by Kokopelli, University Malaya (Facebook)
The Owls Cafe, Bukit Jalil (Facebook)
The Red Bean Bag, Solaris Dutamas (Facebook)
The Soda Factory, Taman Desa (Facebook)
The Warehouse Gallery and Cafe, Jalan Tun H S Lee (Facebook)
The White Fly, Setia Walk (Facebook)
Thinking Cups: coffee.books.space, Aman Suria Damansara
THIRDWAVE, Bangsar South (Facebook)
Thirty Seconds, Bandar Sri Damansara (Facebook)
Three Little Birds Coffee, Bangunan Perdagangan D7, Jalan Sentul (Facebook)
Thursdvys, TTDI (Facebook)
TiPsy Brew O'Coffee, Setia Walk (Facebook)
TNT Coffee & Cafe, Menara Amfirst (Facebook)
Top Brew Coffee Bar (moved) (Facebook)
Tous les Jour, Jalan Bukit Bintang (Facebook)
Tray Cafe, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas (Facebook)
Triways Cafe, TTDI (Facebook)
Tryst, SS15 (Facebook)
TTP.my, Solaris Dutamas (Facebook)
Turkish Cafe Istanbul, TTDI (Facebook)
Typica Cafe, Bangsar (Facebook)

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Underground Societe, Subang Jaya (Facebook)
Upstairs Cafe, SS12
Urbean, Avenue K (Facebook)

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VCR, Jalan Galloway, Pudu, KL (Facebook)
Velocity, Ampang (Facebook)
Via Fika Cafe, Kota Damansara (Facebook)

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WAcafe, Pavilion (Facebook)
Wheatz & Grainz, TTDI (Facebook)
WHISK Espresso Bar + Cake Shop, 1 Utama (Facebook)
Whimsical - Gelataria & Caffe, Solaris Dutamas (Facebook)
White Brick Oven, Sungai Buloh (Facebook)
Wichday Cafe, Taman Connaught (Facebook)
Wild Coffee Asia, Puchong (shifting to KL) (Facebook)
Witches & Brew, Jalan Ampang (Facebook)
Wood & Steel Cafe / Gallery, Kota Damansara

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Xenri Specialty Coffee, Old Klang Road (Facebook)

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Yellow Brick Road, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights (Facebook)


May Semester Break



Guess who turned 1?



I went to Pickle and Fig, TTDI with Hui Xian. The last time I saw her was around July last year. Spent some quality time together the whole time at P&F cause there weren't many people so we sat around for close to three hours or more. 



Went to Bukit Gambang Resort City for family camp last weekend. Had a good time playing at the waterpark and also waterpolo. Waterpolo! It's been too long. A splashing good weekend indeed.

I also started internship this semester break with a group of really smart and outgoing people. It's nice to work with people who are like-minded.

Well, I haven't been the most productive person during this semester break (ya know, waking up late and lazing and stuffs :P) but I'm looking forward to the work I'm going to do during internship and doing well during my final year. 

So... let's hope everything goes well cause it's been almost 6 months into 2014 and I haven't won anything major :P


Review: Criminal Minds Season 9 Episode 23, 24 (Season Finale) - "Angels", "Demons"


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*This post contains spoilers. Do not proceed if you hate spoilers :P

Criminal Minds Season 9 has come to an end with the 2-episode season finale. Fans who watched the promo video (link) of the final episode are treated with loads of information - Reid who got shot at the neck survived but got ambushed by someone in the hospital. But the most important information was that someone is leaving the show! More on that later.

Episode 23 was building on the case: prostitutes murdered, the town preacher was framed and of course, the main highlight, Reid and Morgan was shot. It was quite an action in the final scene of the episode and it ended in a cliffhanger of course - we didn't know if Morgan and Reid were seriously wounded. Moving on, fans can quickly smile because Morgan and Reid survive and the rest of episode 24 was pretty intense in hunting down the main Unsub, or Unsubs (since it's actually a group of them). Turns out, the whole case is actually about an entire division of corrupted officers (with deputy sheriff Owen McGreggor being the main Unsub) with Reid being in the most danger because he saw McGreggor seconds before he fainted after he was shot. McGreggor also gave his instructions to his officers to kill Rossi and Blake but of course the FBI agents escaped unharmed (however we didn't get to see how it happeend :P). Final action happened at the junkyard. Focus on Hotch in action, that was pretty cool.

I mentioned earlier that someone was going to leave the show. Fans were threatening on social media that if either Reid or Morgan was going to leave the show, they are going to run some riots and boycott Criminal Minds. Most fans can now breathe a sigh of relief now because it is Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) who is leaving the show. Actually many fans would have guessed that it's her. It's a pity because there is so much to expand on Alex's character but let's face it that Alex's character was brought in to replace Emily Prentiss. Paget Brewster as Prentiss was on the show for a good 6 years and I'm still not ready to accept her departure after 2 years. Fans like myself are dying to watch Prentiss on the show again (but this will never happen) and so naturally, Blake was the least popular with most fans. Actually, I was feeling a little sad with the departure of Blake's character from the show (the scene was so emotional, sobs) because I guess I'm starting to accept the character more. Plus point for this because I remember I said the landmark episode (200th episode for Criminal Minds) lacked emotional touch and this episode was pretty emotional. However, I think this is still one of the easiest goodbyes on the show, the easiest was to Seaver of course :P

As I said, episode 24 was really intense with all the drama and action but I was disappointed that the things I love about Criminal Minds were lacking: the profiling was minimum and I wished there was more backstory on the Unsub; afterall this is a season finale episode, it's gotta be huge and serious! Don't get me wrong, I actually think that it was a nice change from the usual one-person Unsub but as a fan of the show I just wished the team made more synthesis and analyze more. Anyway, there were a few things to like in this episode as well: Garcia being herself after she shot someone to save Reid's life, Rossi and Blake having good and meaningful conversation together, Hotch defending JJ when she was intimidated by an officer; this were all good as it's good old Criminal Minds once again.

Overall, I think I kinda like this episode because it was more emotional, intense, and most of them were being themselves (better script) ie Rossi talking about Carolyn, Reid with Blake final goodbyes. Probably because there were little time and things were rushed for the development of the story so there was lack of profiling and deeper engagement/involvement of the BAU team on the case.. Of course, there are loopholes here and there if more thoughts are given but those can be overlooked.

Some final thoughts:
- This season finale will be memorable with Blake's low-key exit from the show. 
- No cliffhanger!!! Well, other than the mysterious sms that Hotch got on the plane.
- The team saved each other: Reid saved Blake's life. Garcia saved Reid's life. JJ saved Morgan's life. 
- The final quote of the season, which is very fitting: We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to ahve the life that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell


A Reflection

It's been a year since #505. I still remember on the very next day of #505 many Malaysian netizens were expressing their discontentment and disappointment everywhere on social media over the results. I don't know if we should find it funny or utterly pathetic when we see so many Malaysians flocking to Mr. President's page and pleaded for help.

Recently, Mr. President came to Malaysia,  everyone was thrilled causing massive traffic jam wherever he went. Don't get me wrong - I mean I was excited too, the man dubbed as the most powerful on earth is here in tanah airku.. not forgetting this is sure to go into Malaysia's history as it's been almost 50 years since a US president visited this land...but maybe it's because I hadn't had the chance to meet him so I didn't feel the hype enough.

Obviously, this visit is highly politicised and all activities of Mr President in Malaysia were highly scrutinised. And then I see so many tweets and posts coming again. Strangely again, Malaysians are calling to Mr. President to be the hero of the nation. What Malaysians fail to realise is Mr. President is no saviour at all. With respect I will say, he has fought his way and has somewhat done good things to be where he is now but he, like many politicians in the world are the same - they have their own agenda. I guess we all just do not have our own public figure to represent us and be our own voice. 

People I know often say this about the two coalitions: it's about choosing the one that is less evil. So the educated ones seemed to be in the situation where they have a Hobson's choice in their hands. Racism, crimes, high-cost of living are real issues that seems to be more rampant these days and Malaysians look lost in the sea of troubles. Every other leader seem to talk and talk but can we ever see the actions or results we hope for? And some chose to wisely remain silent but nothing seem to be progressing either.

I hope that in the near future, a strong leader will arise. Whoever the leader may be, I hope he or she has a high sense of patriotism, someone who has the love for people and country. And then, Malaysia can truly progress.



Unwanted Disasters





An article by William Pesek on Bloomberg view was spot on about my thoughts on Malaysia's MH370 incident and the recent MV Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea. (Read about it here: link). I could not put into words my thoughts about how differently things were handled and how officials are responding to the crisis. William Pesek could not have done it better as he certainly did good job in articulating those thoughts and wrote it succinctly. 

I know people who have argued that no responsible leader should leave a problem to be solved by others, and that he or she should stay to solve the problem and not run away from it. You see, the main differences about the leaders of Malaysia and South Korea is this - humility. If you observe South Korea's culture, is will be quite clear that the reason for the resignation by the leaders is not because they are running away from the problem - okay, maybe they are - but most importantly I think it was because they feel this overbearing feeling of shame and guilt that they no longer want to be in the place of power, or the very least, they could not be in that place of power anymore. 

Have we ever witnessed a Malaysian leader issuing a sincere apology for the government's (both federal and state) incompetence in handling important issues? Perhaps an apology is simply "not enough" and therefore, an apology is not needed. Sounds familiar? Google it up, you can find out who said that about the recent #MH370 disaster. Who wouldn't know that action speak louder than words? But one should also not forget that words are sharper than swords - it carries weight. With the right words with the right expression at the right time, perhaps many hearts can be soften. After all, I guess an apology doesn't hurt. The question is - are our leaders humble enough to say that they are truly sorry, and most importantly, do they really mean it?