Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Umno Youth: Postpone AES

Umno Youth wants the Federal Government to defer the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES).

Its head Khairy Jamaluddin said a review of the system was necessary to rectify weaknesses.

“The system itself is very good but from feedback, we found that there are too many weaknesses that need to be rectified. Among them are the locations and its practicality in certain areas.

“It isn't that we are not in favour of the AES. In fact, we fully support it as it can discipline road users. We only want to ensure the people would not be encumbered by the weaknesses if it is implemented now,” he told reporters after chairing Umno Youth's executive committee meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre here yesterday.

Khairy said the Government should also organise campaigns to educate the public on the necessity of the system.

“It is important that people understand the system clearly as it can save their lives, besides preventing the Opposition from playing with the issue to frighten the people,” he said.
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Braveheart cop shot in the chest

KOTA BARU: He was on the lookout for two armed robbery suspects. Upon spotting them trying to escape a roadblock, he gave chase.

Lans-Kpl Mohd Shamsul Anuar Mohd Adnan, 27, was then shot in the chest. But he did not let the gunshot wound stop him and continued to try to apprehend them until he lost consciousness.

He is now warded at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II hospital here and is scheduled to undergo surgery.

In Monday's 1am incident, Kpl Shamsul Anuar, from Paloh police station, was manning a roadblock with five other personnel following a report that a businessman's house had been broken into in Taman Tropika, Gua Musang.

Two individuals, suspected of stealing a BMW and a Honda Accord, made a U-turn when they approached the roadblock.

Kpl Shamsul Anuar, who felt something amiss, gave chase on his motorcycle and managed to catch up with the suspects after the driver lost control of the BMW and landed in a ditch. The suspect in the car then opened fire, hitting the policeman in the chest.
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Four lawyers to represent two Malaysians in Beirut court

The two Malaysians who were detained in Lebanon for alleged links to an Al-Qaeda militant group will be represented by four lawyers at the Military Tribunal in Beirut tomorrow.

Malaysian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ilango Karuppannan, said the families of Razif Mohamad Ariffin, 28, and Mohamad Razin Shahar Mustapha Kamal, 21, had been informed of the matter.

"The families have agreed to pay for the legal fees. We have recommended the best legal representation for them," he said when contacted by Bernama in Beirut today.

Razif and Mohamad Razin Shahar, who were detained in a Beirut hotel by Lebanese authorities last week, were brought before the military tribunal yesterday.

However, the judge ordered them to engage counsel before they faced the respective charges.

Meanwhile, Ilango said Mohamad Ariffin Abdullah arrived in Beirut last Sunday, and had visited Razif at the military detention centre there.

He said the embassy had not been informed in detail about the charge to be brought against Razif and Mohamad Razin Shahar tomorrow.

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Millions in U.S. Northeast struggle after massive storm

The northeastern United States battled epic flood waters and lengthy power outages on Tuesday after the massive storm Sandy pummelled the coast with a record storm surge, high winds and heavy rains that killed at least 45 people and caused billion of dollars in losses.

A largely unlit downtown Manhattan stands under a night sky due to a power blackout caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Millions of people in New York City and other hard-hit areas will spend days or weeks recovering from a storm already seen as far more destructive that Hurricane Irene, which slammed into the same region a year ago. One disaster modelling company said Sandy may have caused up to $15 billion (9 billion pounds) in insured losses.
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Malaysian students safe, says embassy official

KUALA LUMPUR: HURRICANE Sandy, reclassified as super storm Sandy by the US National Hurricane Center, made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey around 8pm (US time) last night with sustained winds of 129kph.

A Malaysian Embassy spokesman in Washington said as of 11pm (US time), wind gusts were reported to be at 105kph and were expected to increase to over 120kph overnight.

"Blizzard conditions and heavy snowfall have been reported in some areas in the state of West Virginia and Maryland, apart from heavy downpour and wind."

He added widespread power outages have been reported in all states affected by the super storm and according to local reports, about 3.1 million people were left without electricity in New Jersey,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.
A total of 134,000 cases of power outage have been recorded so far.

"The Federal Government offices in Washington will continue to be closed until further notice. Public transport authorities have suspended Metro rail and bus services as well. Schools and universities remain closed for the second day."

Cops bust ring that stole smartphones worth RM3mil

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted the smartphone theft syndicate that stole 1,407 Samsung Galaxy Note II worth RM3.23mil with the arrest of 13 people, including the group's mastermind.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigation Department Director Comm Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said the suspects aged between 22 and 43 including four women were arrested several days after the theft at MASKargo at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Oct 20. Another suspect turned himself in at the Sepang police station yesterday.

The suspects were arrested in 11 locations in Sepang, Nilai and an electronics shop in Bukit Bintang, here.

Comm Syed said police recovered 71 of the stolen smartphones and were still tracking down the remaining units, and believe most of them have been sold.

Police are looking for four people whom they believe can assist in investigations. They are U. Chalan, 23, last known address Jalan Klang Lama; Selvakumar, 32, last known address PT10642, Taman Desa Cempaka, Nilai, Negri Sembilan; and brothers J. Aravindan, 29, and J. Pratib, last known address 7745 Taman Desa Jasmin 2, Bandar Baru Nilai, Negri Sembilan.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Close call for motorists

Huge hole opens up on road after authorities fail to heed residents’ complaints
FOR six months, residents of Kampung Pulau Meranti here had complained to the authorities about a gaping hole in the road at the end of a bridge there.

Yesterday, the hole widened and part of the road across a two-lane stretch caved in. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident particularly since many motorists use the stretch.

Motorists crossing the bridge across Sungai Rasau in Jalan Puchong had earlier felt tremors and saw cracks appearing along the road about 2pm.

They managed to avoid being swallowed up by the gaping 3m-deep and 3m-wide recess in the road.

A resident, who wanted to be known only as Hafiz, said he felt the road shook a little when he drove across.
He said the hole in the road had appeared more than six months ago and the villagers had filed several complaints to the local authorities, but no action was taken.
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A ‘strategic’ place to pick up new recruits

Militant groups, including al-Qaeda, consider Malaysia among the countries favoured for recruiting new followers due to its strategic location, said a counter-terrorism expert.

Andrin Raj, the regional director for the International Association for Counter-terrorism and Security Professionals, said past lapses in controlling the entry of foreigners also allowed militant groups to use the country as a coordination centre.

“Malaysia is seen by the groups as a conduit where recruitment activities can be carried out, and is valued as a centre for coordination.”

Raj said Malaysians had been recruited not only by al-Qaeda but by other groups including Jemaah Islamiah and Hezbollah.

He said militant groups have been recruiting Malaysians as far back as during the war in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union (between 1979 to 1989).

“In the past, Malaysian recruits have been trained in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Southern Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia,” said Raj.
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Thieves drill their way to RM1m in jewels

KUALA LUMPUR: Thieves drilled through the back portion of a jewellery shop in Jalan Genting Klang here and carted away jewellery worth RM1mil.

The theft, which was believed to have taken place on Saturday night, was only discovered by one of the shop's employees at 8pm the next day.

The hole, which could fit a human, was found at the back of the premises, leading to a broken grille inside.

Sentul deputy OCPD Supt Othman Abu Bakar said those behind the heist could have monitored the jewellery shop for some time before striking.

“We believe the thieves used an oxy-acetylene blow torch to cut through the vaults,” he said yesterday.

The thieves, said Othman, had cut off the alarm system and close circuit camera (CCTV) cables installed at the premises before drilling and stealing the jewellery.

Source : TheStar

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Top 10 ways to make your workplace more creative

The best way to encourage creativity is by rewarding it. Provide financial or non-financial rewards, like recognition or other incentives.

Providing freedom for creative expression in the workplace is crucial. For instance, let employees decorate their personal work area as creatively as they wish. Develop channels for employees to voice their ideas by using a suggestion box or something similar. This will encourage employees to share freely their ideas and thoughts.
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Key road cut off after partial bridge collapse

A bridge linking Kampung Pulau Meranti to Putrajaya and Puchong has partially collapsed, cutting off a key access road for thousands of residents in the area.

Part of the bridge, located near Masjid Meranti, collapsed at about 2pm yesterday, leaving a hole estimated to be around 3.5m wide and 3m deep.

There were no casualties reported.

A villager, who asked to be identified only as Hafiz, claimed that he felt as if his car was being swung about while driving across the bridge about 30 minutes before the collapse.

“I quickly went to inform the village chief but not long after that the bridge collapsed,” he told reporters at the scene.

Hafiz, who said he used the bridge regularly, claimed that there had been numerous complaints to the village chief about tell-tale cracks and small holes found along the bridge as far back as six months ago.

Another villager, Saiful Wan Mohd Rosli, 40, said they were lucky that nobody was using the bridge when it caved in.
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Several Malaysians are on the police radar

KUALA LUMPUR: Several more Malaysians, suspected of preparing to join militant groups in countries affected by civil strife and war, like Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and some Middle East nations, are on the police radar.

Their identities are known to the police, who are in constant contact with their counterparts in those countries.

The two Malaysians recently detained in Lebanon Muhamad Razin Sharhan Mustafa Kamal, 21, and Razif Mohd Ariff, 30 had also been under the surveillance of the police, who knew they had left the country for Turkey on Oct 3.

Police sources said the two took a flight from the KL International Airport to Istanbul and were travelling with valid Malaysian documents.

“We have been monitoring them since early this year after receiving a tip-off,” said a top police source.

Bukit Aman Special Task Force (Operations and Counter Terrorism) director Comm Datuk Fuzi Md Harun said Malaysia hoped to receive details from the Lebanese authorities after they completed their investigations on the two detainees.
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Monday, 29 October 2012

Dead foetus found wrapped in plastic

A resident at a flats here found a foetus wrapped in plastic on a road near the 19-storey building.

The discovery sparked rumours among residence that it might have been thrown from the high-rise building.

However, forensic tests showed that the foetus was dumped somewhere else before being dragged to the flats by animals, possibly stray dogs.

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohan Singh said the foetus of the boy was found with bite marks and tyre impressions.

“We believe it was run over by a car and dragged around by animals before it was found on Saturday at 9.30pm,” he said at the Cheras police headquarters yesterday.

He said the foetus was six months old and police were working to identify the mother.

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Mum calls for justice over death of bullied son

MALACCA: The mother of 14-year-old bully victim K. Saravannan, who was killed by a gang of schoolboys at the Tampin Bus Terminal last week, is crying out for justice.

“My son may have been naughty at times, but he was a good boy,” a distraught N. Malar, who is staying with her elder sister at a rented home in Taman Rembia Setia in Alor Gajah, told Datuk Mohd Nardin Awang after the political secretary of Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin presented her with cash aid yesterday.

“I want those responsible for my only child's death to face the severest penalty,” she said.

Saravannan was waiting for a bus with a friend on the second floor of bus terminal in Alor Gajah when schoolboys confronted him. They started kicking and stomping on him.

There had been arguments between the Form Two student and the group before, who had often mocked Saravannan's style of walking.

A crowd of some 30 just stood by and watched the attack.

Saravannan succumbed to brain and spinal injuries on the way to hospital.
Source : TheStar

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Three killed in car crash on Penang Bridge

GEORGE TOWN: Three people, including an Indonesian woman, were killed when the car they were in crashed into a guardrail at the Penang Bridge.

Driver Sadisafizan Said, 36, and front passenger Muslim Idwar, 38, died instantly while the third victim, known only as Mailinda, 18, succumbed to her injuries seven hours later at the Seberang Jaya Hospital.

A fourth victim, a woman whose identity is unknown, is in critical condition at Penang Hospital.

They were heading to Butterworth in a Proton Perdana when the mishap occurred at about 3.15am yesterday.

Apparently, Sadisafizan had overtaken another car at the 1.6km point of the bridge when the car spun several times and crashed into the guardrail more than 150m away.

Sadisafizan, from Selayang, and Muslim, from Gombak, were believed to have been in Penang on a holiday.

Firemen who rushed to the scene spent about 30 minutes to extricate the bodies from the wreckage.

Passers-by also assisted medical personnel in sending the two women to hospital.

A police spokesman said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.

Source : Click
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Hurricane Sandy: US states begin storm shutdown

Several states have declared emergencies, with tens of millions of people affected as schools are closed and transport services suspended.

Experts fear Sandy may become a super-storm when it makes landfall later.

Some election rallies have been called off, with Mr Obama warning affected citizens to hunker down.

International travel has been badly affected. Air France, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic grounded Monday's transatlantic flights to and from East Coast cities, including New York, Baltimore, Newark, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia.

Full moon

At 02:00 EDT (06:00 GMT), the storm was turning north, its eye swirling about 425 miles (760km) south-east of New York City, according to the National Hurricane Center.

With winds of 75mph, Hurricane Sandy, dubbed "Frankenstorm", is expected to bring a "life-threatening" surge flood to the Mid-Atlantic coast, including Long Island Sound and New York Harbour.

The prospect of merging with a wintry storm coming from the west during a full moon has many fearing dangerous high tides.
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‘Dare to bare’ women thieves

It has to be the latest trick in town steal, then strip and shout your way out of trouble.

Hawkers and traders at SS2 here have encountered cases where a group of Vietnamese women robbed their customers and flashed their breasts to “stun” the victims while they escape.

Recounting an incident when a woman was caught stealing a customer's wallet, hawker Chow Kwai Chet, 41, said: “She quickly took off her top and she was braless. She then screamed molest!' which threw my husband who was pursuing her off guard.”

Earlier, he had tried to nab the petite woman, believed to be a Vietnamese in her 30s, when she was caught stealing his wallet.

The woman tried to remove her bottoms, too.

“However, a female hawker slapped and scolded her,” Chow said at a press conference with MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong yesterday.

Another hawker, Leng Chin Huat, 46, said the women would usually come in a group of three to four individuals and were believed to be part of a syndicate.
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AES Boleh Kurangkan Kematian Jalan Raya

Pakar sistem pengangkutan pintar yang mengkaji keberkesanan Sistem Penguatkuasaan Automatik (AES) berkata, kamera kelajuan boleh mengurangkan kadar kematian di jalan raya pada kadar sekurang-kurangnya 35 peratus.

Pensyarah Jabatan Ukur Sains dan Geomatik Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Dr Khoiri Mohd Dimyati yang berpengalaman hampir 30 tahun dalam pengangkutan awam dan sistem penguatkuasaan berkata, penggunaan kamera kelajuan di negara lain membuktikan berjaya mengurangkan kemalangan dengan peningkatan persepsi pemandu bahawa mereka sentiasa diperhatikan.

Beliau berkata, kajian di negara-negara yang menggunakan AES menunjukkan bahawa sistem itu berjaya mengurangkan kemalangan dan kematian yang berkaitan sebanyak 70 peratus.

“Saya percaya AES boleh mengurangkan kematian jalan raya sebanyak 30% hingga 35%. Jika AES boleh berjaya di negara-negara lain, ia juga boleh berjaya di sini juga,” katanya dalam satu temu bual di sini.

Dr Khoiry berkhidmat sebagai penasihat di Kementerian Pengangkutan dan Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan bagi pelaksanaan AES antara 2008 dan 2011 apabila kementerian mengkaji kaedah mengurangkan jumlah kemalangan dan kematian jalan raya.
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Petronas menjadi mangsa keadaan geopolitik global

KEPUTUSAN kerajaan Kanada yang menyekat bidaan bernilai C$5.17 bilion (RM15.9 bilion) daripada Petronas ke atas syarikat petroleum negara tersebut, Progress Energy Resources Corp. (Progress) agak memeranjatkan kerana sebelum ini tiada tanda yang menunjukkan proses itu mendapat tentangan.

Menteri Industri Kanada yang mempunyai kuasa mutlak dalam hal ini, Christian Paradis berkata, pengambilalihan berkenaan tidak akan memberi ‘faedah bersih’ kepada negara, iaitu salah satu kriteria yang termaktub dalam Akta Pelaburan Kanada.

Kegagalan bidaan Petronas mengelirukan bukan sahaja pelabur asing malah pelabur Kanada kerana Petronas mempunyai kemampuan untuk membantu merangsang pembangunan mencair industri eksport gas semula jadi dengan membina kemudahan eksport LNG di negara itu.

Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui ketika mengulas isu tersebut menegaskan bahawa kerajaan mahu Petronas membida semula sedaya upaya untuk memastikan kejayaan.

“Sama ada semak bida atau apa sahaja yang perlu, ini sahaja yang saya boleh katakan. Saya rasa penting bagi mereka berbuat sesuatu mengenainya," kata Chin, yang merupakan ahli jawatankuasa minyak dan gas.

Kegagalan bidaan Petronas sebenarnya bukan kerana kelemahan kandungan bidaan tetapi lebih menjerumus kepada mangsa keadaan. Ini kerana pada waktu yang sama Paradis berhadapan dengan tekanan untuk menilai satu lagi bidaan yang lebih besar dari syarikat minyak CNOOC dari China untuk mengambil alih pengeluar minyak Kanada Nexen dengan nilai C$15.1 bilion.
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Saturday, 27 October 2012

U.S. may soon become world's top oil produce

NEW YORK U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the U.S. could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.

Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9 million barrels per day. This will be the fourth straight year of crude increases and the biggest single-year gain since 1951.

The boom has surprised even the experts.

"Five years ago, if I or anyone had predicted today's production growth, people would have thought we were crazy," says Jim Burkhard, head of oil markets research at IHS CERA, an energy consulting firm.

The Energy Department forecasts that U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons, which includes biofuels, will average 11.4 million barrels per day next year. That would be a record for the U.S. and just below Saudi Arabia's output of 11.6 million barrels. Citibank forecasts U.S. production could reach 13 million to 15 million barrels per day by 2020, helping to make North America "the new Middle East."
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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Mohd Zin: S’gor roads poor due to reluctance to use allocation

SHAH ALAM: The condition of roads in Selangor are poor because the state government failed to spend almost half of the allocation given by the federal government to upgrade roads, said state Barisan Nasional coordinator Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed.

Citing the Auditor-General’s re­­port, Mohd Zin said the condition of state roads were uneven and full of potholes as only 58.1% of the federal allocation had been spent last year.

“According to the A-G’s report, the federal government allocated RM375.9mil to the state government for the purpose of maintaining 16,013km of state roads.

“However, the state government only spent RM218.15mil,” he said yesterday.

Mohd Zin said the rest of the money were kept by the state, which resulted in a rise in its accounts.

“The increase in cash reserves is not because the Mentri Besar is good at managing finances but because he does not spend the money in the interest of the public,” he said.
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Sales assistant gets jail and rotan for CBT

KUALA LUMPUR: A sales assistant was sentenced to 13 years’ jail and seven strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here after pleading guilty to committing seven counts of criminal breach of trust against his company.

Bong Kuek Chern, 25, admitted to committing the offences against the company before judge Mahmud Abdullah.

He admitted to not transferring to his company payments he had received from customers, and modifying sales invoice bills to cover his deeds.

He committed the offences in his capacity as a company salesman responsible for preparing invoices and receiving customer payments.

The offences all occurred at the company headquarters in Taman Kepong here at various dates between April and July this year.
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Cyber cops get on case of sex bloggers

PETALING JAYA: Police from the Bukit Aman Cyber­Security and Multimedia Investigation Division have begun a probe into the case of a couple who made public their sexual trysts in their blog Sumptuous Erotica.

The blog was set up by National University of Singapore (NUS) law student Alvin Tan, 24, and marketing graduate Vivian Lee, 23, to upload photos and videos of themselves in suggestive poses as well as having sex.

Federal Commercial Crime Investi­gation Department Director Comm Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said his department was looking into the blog.

“I have directed the Cyber­Security and Multimedia Investigation Divi­sion to look into the matter,” Syed Ismail said yesterday.

He said police were checking if the couple had committed any offences under Section 292 of the Penal Code and Section 5 of the Film Censorship Act 2002 for possessing circulating, exhibiting, distributing, displaying, manufacturing, producing, selling or hiring, any film or film-publicity material which is obscene or is otherwise against public decency.

The duo could face a maximum five years’ jail or RM10,000 fine or both if charged and convicted.
Source : Click

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Student killed in attack by gang of schoolboys

ALOR GAJAH: A Form Two student from SMK Pulau Sebang near here was killed when he was set upon by a group of five schoolboys from another secondary school over an earlier skirmish.

It's learnt that the victim, K. Saravanan, 14, from Gadek in Alor Gajah succumbed to neck injuries after he was kicked violently and stomped on in a brutal attack.

In the 2.30pm attack, the victim was waiting for the bus with another friend on the second floor of the Tampin Bus Terminal when he was confronted by the group.

The attack was believed to have started following a series of arguments between the victim and the group which often mocked Saravanan's style of walking.

However, yesterday the group of Form Two students noticed that Saravanan was sitting with only one friend at the bus stop when they decided to attack him.
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Cops looking for third person involved in theft of RM900,000 Porsche

 Police are looking for a seasoned car thief in connection with the RM900,000 Porsche Panamera which was driven out of a showroom in Bukit Bintang on Oct 11.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said Tuesday that investigations revealed that the 57-year-old man had been involved in numerous car theft syndicates since the early 1980's.

"We have identified the man as Lim Ah Hua and his last known address is 24, Jalan USJ3/1B, Taman Seafield, Subang Jaya," he told a press conference at the Brickfields police headquarters on Tuesday.

He said that anyone with information about Lim could contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station
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Monday, 22 October 2012

Second wave in crime-fighting

The second wave of the Government's anti-crime drive aims to prop up the feel-safe factor among the people and give more muscle to the police force. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein talks about this push in the Government Transformation Programme in an interview with The Star.

Q: The Government promotes the fall in the crime index as a success under the Crime NKRA. However, there are still sceptics among the society.

A: When the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) was introduced in 2009, crime was a cause of concern. Hence, reducing crime was identified as a National Key Result Area (NKRA). A holistic approach was taken with specific targets or KPIs to deliver tangible results; i.e. to reduce 5% of the crime index.

The past three years have seen significant successes in the reduction of both index and street crimes. However, we realise the public remains sceptical of these achievements and have not “felt” the results. This is a challenge we understand and take seriously. This is not exclusive to our society; it's the same case in almost every society.

They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating and the Home Ministry is not only aware but has been engaging the necessary methods and approaches to ensure tangible outcomes.

Based on the current environment, what are the plans by the ministry and the police to address these issues and concerns?

72-year-old insurance agent shot outside house

A gunman fired five shots at a retired insurance agent outside his home, killing the 72-year-old victim in his car.

Fong Yen Chong was hit in the head when he, his wife and his maid were leaving their Taman Desa house in his car at around 9.10am yesterday.

Fong died on the spot while his wife also suffered a gunshot wound.

“Initial investigations showed the gunman had come in a Proton Waja and waited for the victim to leave the house before opening fire,” said Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid.

“His wife was slightly injured in the incident,” he told reporters at the scene yesterday.

A neighbour, who declined to be named, said there had been two previous shootings at Fong's house.

“Several shots were fired at the victim's house on the first day of the Chinese New Year early this year.

“Another incident occurred some time last year,” he said.

The Star journalist Fintan Ng, 38, said he and a friend were taking a morning walk in the neighbourhood when they saw a commotion outside Fong's house at about 10am.

“When we arrived there, I saw the victim lying in a pool of blood in the driver's seat,” he said, adding that he also saw a police forensic team there.

Those with information on the case should contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.

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MO, JOHOR BAHRU, 22/10/2012 – Seramai 900 pegawai akan membantu untuk program Sukarelawan Polis ( PVR) di Johor untuk memulakan fasa kedua NKRA Jenayah di bawah GTP 2.0 dalam usaha meningkatkan keyakinan rakyat terhadap keselamatan negara.

Program baru ini akan melihat penambahan sebanyak 530 orang pegawai polis dimana tambahan 150 motosikal baru untuk meningkatkan keupayaan rondaan.

Sebanyak RM591 juta diperuntukkan untuk pelaksanaan fasa kedua NKRA Mengurangkan Jenayah sebagaimana diumumkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menerusi Bajet 2013.

Kesungguhan kerajaan dalam mengurangkan jenayah bermula peringkat pencegahan, pengesanan awal, tangkapan, perbicaraan mahakahmah, sisterm penjara dan proses pemulihan.

Penambahan pegawai polis ini dijangka akan membanteras jenayah dengan lebih berkesan

Sumber :
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Ciggie prices go up by 20 sen today

KUALA LUMPUR: British American Tobacco Malaysia (BAT Malaysia) has announced a 20 sen increase on the prices of all its cigarette packs effective today.

“We were officially informed by the Royal Malaysian Customs on Thursday of a mandated rise in the ex-factory pricing of our cigarettes of between 26% and 58% effective Friday, Oct 19, 2012.”

“The consequence is that excise and sales tax payable has increased,” said BAT Malaysia managing director William Toh in a statement.

He said that with the increase, Dunhill will now be priced at RM10.20, Kent at RM10.20, Peter Stuyvesant at RM8.70, Pall Mall at RM8.70, Pall Mall Plain (RM10.60), Benson & Hedges (RM10.20), Lucky Strike Plain (RM10.60) and Rothmans International (RM10.60).

Source : TheStar
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5,068 evacuation centres identified for flood victims

The Welfare Department has identified 5,068 evacuation centres which can support up to 1.3 million flood victims from all around the country.

Women, Family and Community Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said the department had five reserve flood supply depots with enough emergency supplies ready to be distributed to flood victims.

“Our officers have also sent food supplies and emergency necessities to 480 bases at areas with an identified risk of supply and communication cuts,” she said.

Noorul said department personnel at state and district-levels had been ordered to be prepared for emergencies.

Volunteers had been given proper training in activities such as managing evacuation centres, making registrations and cooking.

It was reported that the entire west coast, west Sabah and the interior of Sarawak would experience heavy rain due to inter-monsoon weather.

The northeast monsoon is expected to hit the east coast and several other parts of the country with flooding expected in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak between November and March.

Source : TheStar
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Kita Jangan Leka Dengan Orang Macam Ni

Lihatlah sebenarnya apa tujuan mereka berbaik dengan negara-negara yang kaya dan aman. Masih tak sedar lagikah?

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Kenapa Kanada Akan Halang Project Huawei Telecom?

Atas sebab keselamatan, kerajaan Kanada mungkin tidak akan menerima sebarang kerjasama dengan China's Huawei Technologies. Kerajaan akan lebih berhati-hati dalam mengadakan hubungan kerjasama ini yang mana boleh meleraikan keselamatan negara. Selanjutnya, artikel dibawah:

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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Women in rural areas in need of regular check-ups

KUALA LUMPUR: One of the major challenges in fighting breast cancer is getting women in rural areas to go for regular check-ups, said Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation chairman Dr M. Devanand.

“Many from rural areas are only diagnosed during the third stage of the cancer, while those from the city are more likely to be diagnosed during the first or second stages.

“Women in rural areas may not have access to the same information and facilities we have in the city.”

He added that about 50% of Malaysian women had been detected with cancer during advanced stages as they did not go for regular check-ups.

“We are also seeing more younger women getting breast cancer. This is worrying as cancer is more aggressive in younger people,” he said during the Life Beyond Breast Cancer International Symposium here yesterday.

Dr Devanand lauded and thanked the Government for announcing free mammograms for selected groups in Budget 2013.
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Friday, 19 October 2012

Drunk man jumps off hotel balcony but lands safely

JOHOR BARU: A 21-year-old drunk worker tried to end his life by jumping off the fourth floor balcony of a hotel in Jalan Tebrau here but failed as he landed on an emergency air mattress.

Johor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Hamid Suari said they received a distress call at around 6.30am yesterday and 18 personnel and three fire engines were rushed to the scene.

“When we arrived, we found the victim in a drunk and emotionally unstable condition. He was standing on the ledge of the balcony,” he said.

The commotion attracted a large crowd of onlookers and even prompted some to stop their vehicles to witness the drama.

Hamid said his personnel as well as the man's mother, wife and friend tried to persuade the victim to come down.

“The friend managed to hold on to the victim's arm but he struggled to free himself and jumped off the ledge at around 7am and landed on the inflated emergency air mattress.”

“He did not suffer any injury. He could walk after getting off the mattress,” he said.

The victim, identified as Wong, has been sent to Hospital Sultanah Aminah for treatment.
Source : Click

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Israel and US send Iran a "Signal"

The United States and Israel are set to launch a major military exercise in a show of unity aimed at Iran, despite friction between American and Israeli leaders over how to counter Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. 

The air defense drills, dubbed “Austere Challenge 2012,” will unfold next week and last about three weeks, with 3,500 U.S. troops and 1,000 Israeli forces taking part, officers said Wednesday.

“This is the largest exercise in the history of the longstanding military relationship between the U.S. and Israel,” said Lieutenant General Craig Franklin, 3rd Air Force Commander, who is overseeing the drill along with his Israeli counterpart, Brigadier General Nitzan Nuriel.
“This exercise will improve the cooperative missile defense of Israel and will promote regional stability and help ensure a military edge,” Franklin told reporters in a teleconference.

But the drill is about more than missile defenses.
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Meningitis Outbreak: 19 Dead In 15 US States

American health officials from the Centres for Disease Control reported the four new confirmed deaths late Wednesday - two in Tennessee, one in Florida, and one in Virginia.

These latest figures come after Federal investigators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) searched the New England Compounding Centre (NECC) for several hours on Tuesday.

FDA spokesman Steven Immergut said the raid was part of the investigation into the meningitis outbreak, which has affected 15 different states.

Nearly all the victims had received steroid injections for back pain supplied by the NECC, which is based in the Boston suburb of Framingham.

Company lawyer Paul Cirel said the raid was unnecessary and that "asking would have produced the same result".

He said: "It is difficult to understand the purpose of this search, since we have been clear that (the NECC) would provide, and has provided, anything requested. We've been clear that warrants weren't needed."
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It’s a cry for attention, says psychiatrist

The couple who blogged about their sexploits may just be a plaintive cry for attention, said a psychiatrist.

Psychiatrist Assoc Prof Dr Andrew Mohanraj said what both Alvin Tan, 24, and Vivian Lee, 23, were engaging in was definitely not consistent with societal needs and norms.

“When they do this, it is a cry for attention. This may be to show that they are frustrated with things in life,” he said.

However, he said that how the personalities of Tan and Lee clicked with each other could have also provoked their decision to publish their sex life on the Internet.

“Maybe it is the type of personality that the both of them have. They both get a rush from scandalising and outraging others.”

However, he denied the popularity brought about by social media as being the cause for such behaviour.
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Indonesian worker dies in freak accident

SHAH ALAM: An Indonesian worker was killed and another lost a leg after a concrete slab of a bungalow under renovation in Section 7 here collapsed.

Eight men were believed to be carrying out extension work for a bedroom on the first floor of the house when the concrete slab collapsed at 4.20pm yesterday.

Fire and Rescue Department personnel managed to rescue three victims at about 5pm and another one an hour later.

The body of the dead worker was brought out at 6.20pm.

Workers used heavy machinery to clear the rubble through the night in efforts to save the three remaining workers.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Zahedi Ayob said the victims were sent to the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang.

He also said the luxury house, which was unoccupied, had yet to be issued a certificate of fitness.
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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Don’t politicise Automated Enforcement System, urges Kong

PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry has urged politicians not to politicise the Automated Enforcement System (AES).

Its minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the Government's initiative was to ensure motorists adhere to traffic regulations.

“State governments should act responsibly and not put the people's safety at risk by not cooperating with the Government in this project,” he told a press conference yesterday.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has announced that the state would not implement the AES until it was satisfied that the project was beneficial to the people.

However, Kong said “So what is there for them to not approve? This is a political game (for them)”.

Kong stressed that the system was not aimed at generating profits for the appointed companies as claimed by certain quarters.
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Klang Valley folk on rain and flash flood alert

PETALING JAYA: Travelling home after work is going to be a nightmare for city folk as heavy rainfall which began in mid-September and flash floods are expected to continue over the next two weeks.

Meteorological Department director-general Che Gayah Ismail said: “We expect the typical inter- monsoon weather, which is afternoon thunderstorms, to continue until the end of the month.”

She said west coast states would experience more frequent thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in the evenings and at night.

“Generally, the entire west coast, west Sabah and the interior of Sarawak will experience heavy rain throughout October,” she added.

The Klang Valley is among the areas expected to be badly hit.

Heavy rainfall is defined as 50mm of rainfall per hour or more.
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Sejak kebelakangan ini Facebook mendominasi ruangan sembang komuniti pengguna internet di Malaysia. Facebook antara jaringan sosial internet percuma yang membolehkan kita membentuk jaringan dengan mengundang sahabat. Daripada jaringan itu, pengguna dapat memerhatikan aktiviti dan menambah rakan. 

Facebook mirip kepada Friendster, namun diakui memiliki banyak kelebihan tetapi tidak kurang juga memberi kesan negatif kepada pelbagai pihak ter-utama kanak-kanak. Masalah ini timbul apabila kecenderungan pengguna mengejar kepantasan teknologi siber tidak setara dengan kesedaran untuk melindunginya daripada diceroboh penjenayah siber. 

Facebook secara tidak langsung membocorkan maklumat diri apabila mendedahkan nama, tempat tinggal dan butiran keluarga. Modus operandi terbaru ini diguna penjenayah siber tanpa disedari ketika berinteraksi melalui Facebook.Sebenarnya pengguna Facebook terutama pendatang baru, secara tidak langsung membocorkan maklumat diri apabila mendedahkan nama, tempat tinggal dan butiran keluarga. Modus operandi terbaru ini diguna penjenayah siber tanpa disedari ketika berinteraksi melalui Facebook. 
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Cops ready to face floods

PETALING JAYA: The traffic police are all geared up to face flash floods in the Klang Valley in light of the heavy rain that is expected to continue over the next two weeks.

Selangor traffic chief Deputy Supt Azmi Mansor said police were working with the Fire and Rescue Department to handle congestion and keep roads safe.

“If a flash flood occurs, we will immediately despatch our men to the affected area.

“We aim to maintain order and keep traffic congestion to a minimum,” he said yesterday.

DSP Azmi said his team had been briefed on what to expect and what they had to do.

He said traffic would be re-routed if and when a flash flood happened, and urged motorists and other road users to be patient if they find themselves stuck in a jam.

Kuala Lumpur traffic chief Asst Comm Rusli Mohd Noor said his department was liaising closely with City Hall, the Fire and Rescue Department and the Civil Defence Department.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Bukti-Bukti Mengaitkan Dengan Pakatan Rakyat

Saya diberikan tanggungjawab untuk menyelidik laman web kontroversi yang baru-baru ini mencetuskan kekecohan di seluruh negara berikutan penyiaran artikel yang jelas dan terang menghina tarian sumazau oleh masyarakat Kadazandusun Sabah.

Lanjutan dari penyiaran artikel tersebut, khabarnya berpuluh laporan polis telah dibuat oleh pelbagai pihak di Sabah, dan tambah mengejutkan lagi apabila kepimpinan tertinggi Pakatan Rakyat sendiri diketuai Presiden PKR, Datin Sri Wan Azizah Ismail pada 11 September 2012, tampil mengadakan sidang media bersama, menafikan bahawa laman web tersebut ada kaitan dengan mereka.

Sesuatu yang jarang berlaku dalam hal yang penting sekalipun, apatah lagi bagi mengecam sebuah laman web.

Agak menakjubkan juga, setelah Ketua Penerangan PAS, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (yang turut hadir dalam sidang media tersebut), meminta supaya artikel ini dikeluarkan dari laman web itu, artikel tersebut memang betul-betul dikeluarkan, malah ada permohonan maaf pula dibuat penulis artikel tersebut!!

Jadi persoalannya disini, benarkah Pakatan Rakyat tidak ada kaitan dengan laman web itu?  Kalau tidak ada kaitan bagaimana pula pengendali laman web ini ‘akur’ dengan permintaan Tuan Ibrahim?  Pada saya, tidak logik perkara ini berlaku secara kebetulan

Dari pemerhatian saya di laman-laman facebook yang cenderung kepada Pakatan Rakyat,  ada tuduhan yang mengatakan laman web tersebut adalah diuruskan oleh UMNO sendiri, kononnya hasil satu konvensyen media sosial (tidak dinyatakan dimana) yang memutuskan supaya UMNO/BN menubuhkan web tersebut dalam usaha memerangi Pakatan Rakyat di Internet.

Sebagai seorang yang aktif di dalam konvensyen media sosial yang diadakan UMNO dan Barisan Nasional sebelum ini, saya tidak pernah ingat program mana satu yang memutuskan perkara sedemikian.  Dalam setiap konvensyen, yang dibincangkan ialah bagaimana untuk memantapkan lagi usaha memerangi adu domba fitnah dan putar belit pembangkang.  Tidak pernah wujud dalam ingatan saya, ada satu konvensyen yang memutuskan untuk mewujudkan laman web sedemikian.
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Antibiotics overuse can kill

PUTRAJAYA: The tendency of Malaysians to pop antibiotics as a quick fix to a range of ailments can lead to antimicrobial resistance that can kill.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the use of antibiotics among Malaysians was rising and the number of cases of antimicrobial resistance or AMR has increased steadily.

He warned that injudicious prescription of antibiotics can cause AMR, meaning that the drug may no longer provide remedial effect against the microorganism which caused the sickness concerned.

This meant that patients would face greater health costs, possibly even risk death, when their bodies failed to respond to the standard treatment of antibiotics when it was truly needed, he said after opening the Annual Scientific Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance 2012 here yesterday.

“A study in 2008 involving 82 public clinics and 17 private clinics showed that the antibiotic prescription rate for upper respiratory tract infection was 46.7% among private primary care clinics and 27.8% in public primary care clinics,” Liow said.
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4 Million Klang Valley Residents Face Risk Of Arsenic Attack

PR Selangor Government can no longer deny that the state might face catastrophic water crisis in the near future as clear evidence shows the issue of lack of water in reservoirs.

Previously they tried to belittle the issue by saying that it was Barisan Nasional's political play, but their tones suddenly change and since then, they have been trying to convince rakyat that they have their own strategy to solve the issue.

Few of them include implementing the could seeding method and using water from used  mines to cover the demand for water supply around Klang Valley. This matter was stated by Selangor State Exco, Dr. Xavier Jayakumar.

However, both of the solutions proposed by PR Selangor are simply impractical. This is because the could seeding method cannot guarantee a hundred percent success. Even if it works, it could not solve the main problem which is not the lack of raw water, but treated water.

The same thing goes to using mine water as solution because mine waters contain high level of heavy metal other than bacteria and microorganisms which could be hazardous to consumers. The heavy metal which element which brings worry when it comes to mine water would be Arsenic metal (As).
Arsenic could cause various illness including liver disease, kidneys and various types of cancer.

The World Health Organization (WHO) had set the safe amount for inorganic arsenic is at 0.01mg/l. Despite that, a few countries around the world have very high level of arsenic in their water, some goes to more than 200 times the number given by WHO.
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Antibiotics overuse can kill

The tendency of Malaysians to pop antibiotics as a quick fix to a range of ailments can lead to antimicrobial resistance that can kill.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the use of antibiotics among Malaysians was rising and the number of cases of antimicrobial resistance or AMR has increased steadily.

He warned that injudicious prescription of antibiotics can cause AMR, meaning that the drug may no longer provide remedial effect against the microorganism which caused the sickness concerned.

This meant that patients would face greater health costs, possibly even risk death, when their bodies failed to respond to the standard treatment of antibiotics when it was truly needed, he said after opening the Annual Scientific Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance 2012 here yesterday.

“A study in 2008 involving 82 public clinics and 17 private clinics showed that the antibiotic prescription rate for upper respiratory tract infection was 46.7% among private primary care clinics and 27.8% in public primary care clinics,” Liow said.
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Crime fighters must be seen in action

On Sunday, thieves broke into the office of Datuk Lee Chong Wei at Bandar Puteri Puchong and carted away several computers, including one which contained the pre-wedding pictures of Chong Wei and former national shuttler Wong Mew Choo.

Chong Wei is currently away in Odense for the Denmark Open and has promised not to let this incident affect his performance, nor his big day on Nov 10.

Because Chong Wei is a national icon and celebrity, this report will certainly generate more attention than other reports of break-ins and petty crimes.

Last week, three parang-wielding men attacked an 18-year-old teenager in front of his house and drove off with his Myvi. The incident was recorded by four CCTVs installed at the home in Subang Jaya.

In The Star itself, one senior editor was a recent victim of carjacking, losing his new car just a short distance from his house. Another senior manager was traumatised last week when four masked men robbed her at home just as she and her family were settling down to have dinner.
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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Man beats red light, knocks down m-cyclist and worries about his car

KUALA LUMPUR: A man who ran a red light along Jalan Bukit Bintang ended up crashing into a passing motorcyclist and instead of checking on the victim's condition, the driver was more concerned with the dent on his car.

The escapade was captured on a dashboard camera by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong who was in his car behind the driver then.

“I was outside the Yayasan Tun Razak building at around 2.30pm last Friday when the man overtook me just before the intersection.

“I thought he would stop as the light was red but he sped past and crashed into the motorcyclist who was coming in from the left,” said Chong who showed a footage of the incident during a press conference yesterday.

In the video, the man in a white Perodua Alza was seen overtaking Chong before speeding past a red light and knocking down the motorcyclist.
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Well-used tiled walkway in heart of PJ broken and filled with holes

PEDESTRIANS using the walkway along the ramp from the Federal Highway (Shah Alam - Kuala Lumpur) heading to Jalan Utara and Jalan Barat in Petaling Jaya are fed up with its condition.

The tiles along the walkway are broken and filled with holes. The condition poses a danger to those getting down from the buses and walking along the path, especially older folk and those in a hurry and not so careful.

Women in high heels are especially vulnerable as the heels get wedged in the holes.

S. Virginia, 42, said she had seen many people tripping, especially during rush hour when there were many people using the walkway.

“Besides being dangerous, it is also an ugly sight as this area is in the heart of Petaling Jaya,” she said.

The walkway is well used due to the Asia Jaya LRT station and the many buses plying the route from Shah Alam and Klang to Kuala Lumpur,” she said.
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Good hygiene campaign has many pledging to wash their hands before digging in

KUALA LUMPUR: Many people pledged to practise good hygiene in conjunction with Global Hand washing Day yesterday.

They pledged to wash their hands before eating at the Unilever Malaysia Lifebuoy brand campaign Malaysia, Jom Lebih Sihat!

Under the campaign, 400 employees of the company will try to collect at least 50,000 pledges from people in the Klang Valley.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, who launched the event at KL Sentral, said the programme was integral to creating a society that embraced good personal hygiene.

“It is heartening to see corporations contributing to society,” she said.

Among the first to sign the pledge was Australian tourist Lorraine Stone, who believed that hand washing should not only be done before eating.

“I am used to washing my hands many times a day. People need to know how important it is, since diseases can be transmitted even by rubbing one's eyes,” she said.

Immigration officer Archana Mittal, 37, agreed, saying more people, especially those who travel frequently, needed to wash their hands often.

“Even when I am not travelling I still wash them every now and then,” she said.

Pledges were also gathered in Columbia Asia Hospital in Puchong, selected shopping malls, and online via Lifebuoy's Facebook page.

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BUAT pertama kalinya isu yang mempersoalkan sejarah negara diheret ke mahkamah dalam kes saman fitnah yang dikemukakan oleh Timbalan Presiden Pas, Mohamad Sabu terhadap Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd. (Utusan Melayu). Isu yang menjadi tunjang pertikaian pula adalah berkaitan keganasan komunis dalam kejadian serangan terhadap Balai Polis Bukit Kepong, Johor, sebelum merdeka.

Tuntutan saman itu merupakan rentetan daripada ceramah Mohamad atau Mat Sabu di Padang Menora, Tasek Gelugor, Pulau Pinang pada 21 Ogos 2011, yang menyifatkan Muhammad Indera atau Mat Indera yang menyerang Balai Polis Bukit Kepong sebagai pejuang kemerdekaan.

Walhal sejarah negara mencatatkan Mat Indera seorang komunis yang mengetuai segerombolan 180 pengikutnya menyerang balai polis tersebut sebelum subuh 23 Februari 1950. Tragedi tersebut mengorbankan 25 orang termasuk wanita dan kanak-kanak yang merupakan ahli keluarga anggota polis terbabit.

Monday, 15 October 2012


Dipetik dari blog Merdeka Online

Dua anggota kanan pertubuhan pengganas Jemaah Islamiah (JI) ditahan di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) di negara ini.
Menurut Kementerian Dalam Negeri (MHA) kelmarin, mereka telah mengeluarkan Arahan Penangkapan (ODs) terhadap Abd. Rahim Abdul Rahman pada Mac lalu dan Husaini Ismail pada Jun lalu.
MHA berkata, kedua-dua suspek itu pernah menjalani latihan di Afghanistan dengan militan al-Qaeda pada 1999/2000, selain aktif memantau beberapa sasaran tempatan dan asing di Singapura yang berpotensi untuk diserang.