Thursday, 30 August 2012

Unemployed man gets death for murder of father-in-law

JOHOR BARU: Despite being sentenced to death for murdering his father-in-law, an unemployed man walked out of the court with a wide grin on his face.

Mohd Azuwa Talib, 25, even asked the court policemen if he should flash a peace sign to photographers.

Mohd Azuwa told his family members in the courtroom not cry because the decision was expected.

"The only penalty is death so do not worry about it and do not cry," he said before exiting the court with a wide grin on his face.
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Ops Selamat records fewer accidents this Hari Raya

KUALA LUMPUR: Road accidents nationwide fell by 8.5% during the Ops Selamat campaign over the Hari Raya holidays compared to the same period last year.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said 17,937 accidents were reported during the period compared to 19,606 last year, a drop of 1,669 cases.

He said 243 fatalities were reported during the period compared to 289 last year.

Ismail was speaking to reporters after handing out certificates to law-abiding motorists at Bukit Aman on Wednesday.

Snatch victim nearly loses arm after thief slashes her

KOTA BARU: A woman almost had her left arm severed after a snatch thief slashed her with a parang when she tried to stop him from grabbing her handbag along Jalan Che Su here.

In the 1.30pm incident, Rohairani Abdullah was walking into a shop selling scarves when the snatch thief tried to grab her handbag.

According to a witness Hidayah Daud, 21, who works at the shop, the snatch thief came from behind and grabbed the handbag from the victim

“I saw the thief attacking the victim when she fought back. She was trying to save her handbag.
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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Massive boulder falls on car during Penang storm

GEORGE TOWN: A washing machine-sized boulder damaged a car after it tumbled down from a hill in Changkat Bukit Gambier during a storm which also wreaked havoc in several places in the state.

Air cargo hub operations assistant Muhammad Nur Azley Stanley, 41, was shocked to see the boulder lying next to his partly-damaged Proton Iswara at about 1am.

“I heard a loud thud and shortly after, a neighbour came to my house and told me the bad news.
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Two feared drowned in Ranau river

KOTA KINABALU: A three-year-old girl and a man are feared drowned after the four-wheel drive vehicle they were travelling in was swept away in a fast-flowing river in Ranau, about 90km from here.

Seven others in the vehicle managed to swim to safety in the 7pm incident on Saturday.

Until noon yesterday, firemen and villagers were still combing the river, near Kampung Kawiyan, in search of Elsey Charles and Marudin Limboy, 40.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Services public relations officer Mohd Affendi Ramin said they had found the Toyota Land Cruiser but neither the child nor the man.
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IJN clinches PM’s Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heart Institute (IJN) has won the annual Prime Minister's Innovation Award for its breakthrough achievements.

The award, which is into its third year, is the highest recognition for high-impact innovative achievements by public sector agencies.

It comes with a RM1mil reward and trophy.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who congratulated IJN for its achievements, said it was important to embrace creativity and innovation as it would help push government bodies and the country to greater heights, especially in the globalised world.
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Roti canai seller killed in drive-by shooting

MARANG: A roti canai seller was killed in a drive-by shooting while playing checkers with a friend outside his shophouse.

On Sunday night, three men in a Perodua Viva stopped by the shop at Kampung Bukit Cempedak and asked for Pok Mat.

When Mat Keya Jusoh, 54, fondly known as Pok Mat, identified himself, one of the men fired two shots which hit the victim’s chest. They then fled the scene.
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Five Indonesians caught using a fake bank draft for RM900,000 purchase

IPOH: Police have arrested five Indonesians, believed to have cheated a businessman over a diesel purchasing deal worth about RM900,000.

Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the suspects, aged between 25 and 45, had used a fake bank draft to buy about 100,000 metric tonnes of diesel from the 53-year-old last Thursday.

They also used a forged bank guarantee letter to convince the businessman on the validity of the draft from an Indonesian bank and that the payment had been transferred to the victim’s bank account, DCP Mohd Shukri said.

“While waiting for the goods to be delivered to Indonesia, the businessman felt suspicious and checked with his bank on the validity of the letter and transaction,” he told reporters yesterday.
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Rohingyas hail humanitarian mission

KUALA LUMPUR: Some were in high spirits, others burst into tears.

Hundreds from the Rohingya refugee community turned up to support a humanitarian mission by the Putera 1Malaysia Club to help their ethnic group. They were led by chairman of the Union of World Rohingya Organisation, Rashed Osman.

The club will be leading the humanitarian mission to aid Rohingyas in Bangladesh and on the Thai-Myanmar border this Friday.

Burqa-clad bandit mystery ends with man’s arrest

MALACCA: The mystery of a burqa-clad thief who tried to steal from an ATM before robbing a hypermarket outlet has been solved with the arrest of a 22-year-old former security guard.

The hype over the burqa-clad thief followed CCTV footage that showed the suspect attempting to pry open the ATM at a hypermarket in Bachang during its non-operational hours between 11pm and 8am on Aug 22.

The clip also showed the suspect, with his face and eyes partially covered, roaming around the hypermarket and trying to break into other outlets on the premises.
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Monday, 27 August 2012

MyDistress app gets an upgrade

SHAH ALAM: An upgraded version of the national crime alert mobile application, MyDistress, is now available.

The initial version was introduced in August last year and featured a simple press HELP button, which would alert rescue teams while immediately detecting a user's location.

The application is supported by the smartphone's Global Positioning System (GPS) which enables the police to immediately identify the victim's location.

The new version comes with additional voice and visual recording capabilities when the emergency button is activated by the user.

Two bouncers killed in brawl

KUALA LUMPUR: Two bouncers were shot dead during a brawl outside an entertainment club along Jalan Dooraisamy here.

In the 4.30am incident yesterday, Mohd Akmal Gemain and Mohd Nor Firdaus Rashid, both 21, barred six men from entering the nightclub as it was closing for the day.

However, the men insisted on entering the club, resulting in a fistfight with the bouncers.

During the brawl, one of the men took out a pistol and fired at the two bouncers, hitting one of them in the head and the other in the chest.
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Woman escapes after thugs smash car windscreen

SHAH ALAM: Quick thinking by a woman saved her life after four men smashed the windscreen of her car - she sped off before they could harm her.

The 12.30pm incident occurred when the 45-year-old woman was about to leave her restaurant in Taman Paling Jaya, Semenyih, Sunday.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the men, who came in a Perodua Myvi, cornered the woman and smashed her car's windscreen, but did not take anything.
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Man shot dead while chasing robbers

A man was shot dead by one of two robbers who were fleeing after robbing an internet cafe in Taman Jinjang Baru.

The 34-year-old victim, who was fetching his wife from work at the premise, was shot in the stomach and died while being rushed to the Selayang Hospital, said Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah Monday.

He said the robbers storm the internet cafe brandishing a pistol and a machete, and made off with RM2,000 in the 6.40am incident.

One of the robbers fired three shots at the victim, who went after them as they fled the scene on a motorcycle, Ku said.
Source : TheStar

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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Home alone baby saved from burning flat

BUTTERWORTH: A home alone six-month-old baby boy was rescued from a burning flat by a neighbour but is in critical condition after he sustained first degree burns all over his body in Mak Mandin here.

Y. Meysshvin, who sustained 70% burns, was sleeping in the flat while his babysitter G. Saroja, 48, went to the nearby market.

A neighbour, J.P. Supermaniam, said he heard the baby crying and ran over to see what was happening and then ran back to his flat to get a fire extinguisher.
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Two cousins killed in lightning strike

MARANG: Two cousins were killed when they were struck by lightning while rounding up cattle in Kampung Felda Cadur here.

Tuan Ahmad Salihin Tuan Ibrahim, eight, and Tuan Mohammad Azhar Tuan Sulaiman, nine, from Kampung Pengkalan Berangan, were helping Tuan Ahmad Salihin’s father round up cattle at 2.30pm when the freak mishap occurred.

Both victims were pupils SRK Pengkalan Berangan. They died on the spot.

Tuan Ahmad Salihin’s mother Norhayati Mohd Nor, 37, said the boys were close to each other.

Source : Click

Malaysia backs OIC proposal to suspend Syria

MECCA: Malaysia supports the recommendation for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to suspend the membership of Syria.

The suspension was a symbolic gesture to send a clear message to Syria on the need to take measures to stop the bloodshed, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“Our stand on the issue is in view of the serious deterioration of the conflict that could lead to a brutal civil war and in the search for a peaceful and lasting resolution,” he told Malaysian media covering the OIC Fourth Extraordinary Summit here yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

How to avoid dangerous situations outside your home?

Tips and Advice

On this page I've collected some general tips on how to avoid dangerous situations outside your home. Generally, the best idea is to use your common sense!

Unfortunately, that's not always enough. First I'll list some common sense tips on how to avoid violence in the first place. Actually, that's the most effective way of self defense!

Remember, most of the violent situations (mainly domestic violence) starts after verbal quarrel. Always try to "cool down" the situation or try to get out of your home before it's too late.
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Cops seek inquest into death in detention cell

OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng
GEORGE TOWN: The police are ex­­­pected to recommend an inquest into the death of a furniture shop helper who was found hanged in his detention cell at the Tanjung Tokong police station here.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said police were looking into all angles including whether there was any foul play.

He said the case was currently classified as sudden death.

ACP Gan said the findings would be submitted to the state’s prosecution head tomorrow with the recommendation for an inquest.
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67 express buses not roadworthy, says JPJ

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 67 express buses have been found to be unfit to ferry passengers during the Hari Raya holidays.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad said out of 938 buses, 871 were given the go-ahead.

“Buses which have failed will have to go through another check to be deemed roadworthy,” he said at Pudu Sentral here yesterday.

Ismail said 1,600 department officers had been deployed under Ops Selamat to ensure that road safety is maintained during the festive season.
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Haze persists, air quality dips further

PETALING JAYA: Haze continues to loom over parts of the country as the air quality took a further dip.

According to the Department of Environment (DOE), air quality in Tan- jung Malim reached an unhealthy level with an Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 102.

It also showed that as at 5pm yesterday, 67% or 33 areas were experiencing moderate air quality, which is between the API reading of 51 to 100. On Monday, moderate air quality was recorded in 58% or 30 areas.

Yesterday, Banting in Selangor was dangerously close to reaching an unhealthy level with an API of 90.

Multi-prong action needed to end Syrian problem, says Najib

MECCA: Malaysia wants Syria to be saved from any further destruction and feels the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should come out with a multi-pronged action to put an end to the conflict, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said there should be more than just political pressure to end the conflict that has killed 21,000 people.

“It could include certain measures to save the people of Syria,” he said ahead of the OIC’s Fourth Extraordinary Summit here.
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Air quality over Penang at moderate level

GEORGE TOWN: After touching the unhealthy level, the air quality in Penang has improved and is now hovering just below the mark in one area and lower in other parts.

According to the Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre's website, 310 hotspots were detected in Sumatra at 3.55pm yesterday, almost double the 163 spotted on Sunday.

At 7am yesterday, the Air Pollutant Index (API) in Seberang Jaya 2 was 101, the only area out of the 51 stations to record an unhealthy API.

Agenda Red Rock untuk Malaysia Negara Kristian bertambah jelas

Ramai menafikan atau sangsi dengan peristiwa ikrar untuk jadikan Malaysia negara Kristian dan PM kristian pertama yang dilakukan dalam satu Majlis Makan anjuran DAP Jelutong di sebuah Hotel bernama Red Rock kepada pastor-pastor asing yang telah membantu kempen DAP di Sarawak.

Mereka ingat ini hanya blogger buat spin dan tuduhan melulu.

Gambar di atas menunjukkan ianya berlaku dan siapa yang terlibat. Ramai pihak mahu bukti ada penglibatan pastor-pastor asing dan majlis ikrar berlaku. Inilah dia.


Good, safe and responsible driving is an obligation for everyone on the road.  That is the serious part.  The easy part is if you apply simple rules and techniques, it can become second nature.  This not only helps you avoid mistakes but also avoid being the victim of other’s mistakes.   Here we try to give you simple methods to avoid problems and be ready for those unexpected surprises.

We also have a section on Teen/First time driver advice for parents.  How to approach the education of a new driver, what can be done to make it less stressful for both the teacher and driver and information about helping student drivers with ADHD.

If you are an experienced driver this can be a refresher…and honestly…we all can use it.  If you are new driver this gives you the common sense methods to stay out of trouble until while learning as well as developing good techniques that once learned, become easy habits.

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JPJ and cops to monitor 193 accident-prone sites

PETALING JAYA: Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers and traffic policemen will jointly monitor 193 “black spots” during the Hari Raya traffic enforcement operation, Ops Selamat.

JPJ director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said 846 enforcement officers had been tasked with ensuring that motorists obey traffic rules in 96 locations, which had a high incidence of fatal traffic accidents. The rest would be monitored by the police.

“We will focus our efforts on motorcyclists and express bus drivers because these groups are the highest contributors to road accidents and fatalities, at about 60% to 65%,” he told reporters after inspecting enforcement efforts at the South Puchong toll plaza here yesterday.

Fleeing robber dies

SUNGAI PETANI: An armed robber died after he and his accomplices robbed an orchard manager of RM20,000 in Taman Orkid, Sungai Layar, near here.

The 46-year-old suspect, identified as Lee Nam Seng, collapsed and fell from his motorcycle while fleeing the crime scene.

According to sources, the gang of four had tailed orchard manager Yeoh Ah Seng, 66, from a bank in Taman Pekan Baru to the housing area on two motorcycles.

Two of them then overtook Yeoh's motorcycle before they robbed him.
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Monday, 13 August 2012

Over 1,500 volunteers to patrol neighbourhoods

SERDANG: Over 1,500 civilians have been roped in to help the police patrol the streets to safeguard empty houses during the coming Hari Raya holiday.

Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah, who launched the citizen patrolling to prevent crime campaign yesterday, said the move was in line with the all-round safety approach set by the newly launched Ops Selamat.

Ops Selamat focuses on ensuring that house owners secure their properties before leaving for Hari Raya holidays as well as urging them to be safe on the road.
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Town shaken by ATM blast

ALOR GAJAH: An early morning explosion damaged a bank in Masjid Tanah and sent shockwaves across the town, about 11km from here.

The blast resulted from a botched attempt to blow up an automated teller machine (ATM) at the Bank Rakyat branch in Taman Bandar Baru, where witnesses saw four men with full-faced helmets and black jackets fleeing the scene in two motorcycles at about 3.30am yesterday.

The suspects fled upon hearing police sirens heading towards the bank.

There were no casualties but the blast damaged the ATM and two cash deposit machines at the front portion of the bank.

Focus on safety for Raya

PETALING JAYA: With Hari Raya less than a week away, road and highway authorities are focusing on the key aspect of selamat (safety) for the balik kampung exodus.

With the country suffering losses of over RM10bil each year with about 7,000 deaths from accidents, mostly involving those in the productive age group of between 15 and 30 and during festive season, the emphasis is more on safety and prevention in addition to enforcement.

State Road Transport Department (JPJ) offices have begun checks on express buses and additional buses at depots on the condition of tyres, brakes and other crucial parts.


Pendedahan dari seorang otai blogger Perak

Pas dah Buat Hal Lagi..

Kali ini Pas telah menjadi kerajaan langit menggantikan kerajaan ayah pin dengan mengutip wang zakat dari masyarakat islam. Bukan sahaja umat islam malaysia yang menjadi ahli dan penyokong pas sahaja yang menjadi mangsa, malah warga asing yang beragama islam juga terpedaya dengan pengutip pengutip zakat fitrah dari parti pas ini. Yang agak musykil nya ialah pada resit bayaran zakat itu ditulis sebagai wang derma dan bukan atas nama zakat fitrah. Malah tarikh juga tidak diletakkan sebagai bukti zakat dibayar pada tahun ini.
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Friday, 10 August 2012

Eight out of 10 children suffer from bullying, says survey

KUALA LUMPUR: A study has revealed that eight out of 10 Malaysian children have experienced some form of bullying, either online or physically.

The study, conducted on 7,600 children aged between eight and 17, also revealed that three out of 10 children had been bullied online.

“Children are going online at an increasingly young age,” said Microsoft Malaysia and new markets legal and corporate affairs director Jasmine Begum at a roundtable discussion here yesterday.
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10 Tips for Staying Safe in a Thunderstorm

Of all weather phenomena, lightning is perhaps the most unacknowledged threat. Summer is peak season for lightning fatalities, which is why June 21 marks the commencement of Lightning Safety Week. Here, tips from the National Weather Service’s guide to lightning safety that will help you weather a storm:

1. Avoid open areas. Don’t be the tallest object in the area.

2. Stay away from isolated tall trees, towers or utility poles. Lightning tends to strike the taller objects in an area.

3. Stay away from metal conductors such as wires or fences. Metal does not attract lightning, but lightning can travel long distances through it.

4. Have a lightning safety plan. Know where you’ll go for safety and how much time it will take to get there. Make sure your plan allows enough time to reach safety.

5. Postpone activities. Before going outdoors, check the forecast for thunderstorms. Consider postponing activities to avoid being caught in a dangerous situation.

6. Monitor the weather. Look for signs of a developing thunderstorm such as darkening skies, flashes of lightning or increasing wind.

7. Get to a safe place. If you hear thunder, even a distant rumble, immediately move to a safe place. Fully enclosed buildings with wiring and plumbing provide the best protection. Sheds, picnic shelters, tents or covered porches do NOT protect you from lightning. If a sturdy building is not nearby, get into a hard-topped metal vehicle and close all the windows. Stay inside until 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.

8. If you hear thunder, don’t use a corded phone except in an emergency. Cordless phones and cell phones are safe to use.
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Security guards stop fleeing robbery suspects at 1Utama shopping centre

PETALING JAYA: Four men were nabbed by security guards in a mall here when they tried to flee after being spotted behaving suspiciously in the carpark.

The men in the car rammed into several other vehicles at the basement carpark when they sped against traffic flow to flee from guards patrolling the mall.

They were nabbed after their car got stuck on a divider in the Wednesday night drama at the 1Utama shopping centre in Bandar Utama.
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Thursday, 9 August 2012

10 Tips for Improved Security while using Social Media

The popularity and use of social networking sites both at home, work and on the go using all types of devices like PCs, Smartphones, Tablets to access these sites has increased at a phenomenal pace and to amazing levels. It is now a known fact that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have become a part of our daily life / lexicon and all pervasive in business and personal settings. They are used for everything from prospecting to competitive intelligence to job searches to networking. More and more companies have started opening shop in Facebook, advertising on LinkedIn and providing deals on Twitter
While most uses have useful outcomes, some nefarious members end up using these social sites for undesirable purposes. Facebook, LinkedIn and other such sites strive hard to protect your information, but content is often revealed by accident or through unsolicited action and malicious intent.
Some steps for keeping yourself safe include:
1.            Create a strong password. Easy to remember passwords but difficult to hack could be your extension number at work plus your car license plate, your mother’s phone number and her initials, a short form of your previous street address.
o             Change all your passwords frequently – once every 60-90 days.
o             Create unique passwords for every site. This way someone that has managed to hack one of your accounts does not automatically get access to all your other accounts.
2.            Do not accept unknown friend requests. Unless you know someone well enough you should not trust them with your personal information.
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Police SOP on newsmen soon

KUALA LUMPUR: A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on how the police should handle media practitioners covering public rallies will be formulated soon.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the SOP, to be announced in a month, would consider the views of media practitioners who covered the opposition-backed rally on April 28.

“The police and media must sit together to discuss the SOP. We want members of the media to give us suggestions as you were there and witnessed what actually transpired,” he said after a Ramadan function organised by Wanita Umno here yesterday.
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Send security personnel for exercise with police, malls urged

KUALA LUMPUR: The management of hypermarkets and shopping complexes are encouraged to send their security personnel for training with the police, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong.

“The security personnel will be trained using the same modules of the auxiliary police, but they will concentrate on security in their environment,” he said after a walkabout at the Ampang Tesco shopping centre yesterday.

Lee also said plans to implement a “Car Park League Table” ranking system for shopping malls would include hypermarkets.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


The people of Kelantan have endured for years without access to clean water and there is still no end in sight under the PAS-led state government.

Although the federal government had given a RM600 million interest-free loan to the state government to solve the water problem, Kelantan continued to be saddled with low water pressure and water disruption.

So, the problem is how Nik Aziz take his ablution??

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'Explosive' bust by Sarawak cops

KUCHING: A planned drug raid turned out into an “explosive” bust when police found RM12,000 worth of firecrackers in a house here during the raid Tuesday night.

Sarawak CID deputy chief ACP Zainuddin Zainal told a news conference Wednesday that a 49-year-old man who was earlier suspected of drug involvement living in the house was arrested in the raid.

He said the suspect was now being investigated under Section 8 of the Explosives Act 1957, which carries a jail term of up to seven years or a fine of up to RM10,000, or both.

Hospitals to go green to cut costshea

Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
KUALA LUMPUR: Major government hospitals will adopt green technology to lower their electricity bills by next year.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said 28 government hospitals would be adopting several energy-saving methods to reduce electricity bills by 10%.

“We found that these hospitals had electric bills of RM115mil per year. This does not include smaller hospitals as there are 135 hospitals nationwide,” he told a press conference after the “Promise Me 2012” campaign launch by Truly Loving Company Sdn Bhd here yesterday.
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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

TLC to help charities go green

KUALA LUMPUR: A company is spearheading a campaign to help charities reduce costs by going green.

The Truly Loving Company (TLC) Sdn Bhd will help 12 charities switch to energy-saving electrical and lighting appliances to reduce their bills through TLC Promise Me 2012 Campaign.

“Electricity costs can take up to 30% of charities' operating expenses.

“We want to give them a gift that keeps on giving a sustainable solution to their needs,” said TLC CEO and founder Julia Chong at the launch of the campaign with the theme “Where Aid Turns to Sustainability” or Project WATTS.
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Thousands in Penang hit by morning floods

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were hit by an early morning flood after a downpour that started at 3am.

Parts of Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sungai Pinang, Jalan Patani, Jalan Air Itam and Jalan Datuk Keramat were flooded. The water level was knee-deep in some areas, and the situation was made worse by the high tide yesterday.

At least 3,000 people, mainly those living in the flood-prone areas of Datuk Keramat and Jalan P. Ramlee, were affected.

‘Water woes imminent’

KUALA LUMPUR: A water crisis is imminent in Selangor with experts and non-governmental organisations predicting that the situation will become critical in two months’ time.

This was the feedback that the MCA presidential council was given yesterday.

Party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said currently, water reserves at all 34 treatment plants in the state were between 1% and 3%. Normally, it should be at about 20% to cater for the dry season.

“If there’s no rain for a week or two, all of us will be in trouble,” he said after chairing the council meeting yesterday. “The experts felt that the affected areas will be Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Petaling and Ulu Langat,” he added.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Cops nab three men after they abandon businessman near roadblock

Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim
IPOH: Three kidnappers stopped their car and ran out, leaving their victim behind in the vehicle when they saw a police roadblock ahead of them in Tanjung Malim, more than 150km from here.

They tried to flee into a nearby jungle but was nabbed by the policemen who were manning the roadblock.

Two of the three kidnappers were wearing police volunteer reserve uniforms and police reflective vests.

Relating events leading to the arrests, Perak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim told reporters the suspects had waved to the 53-year-old victim, a businessman, to stop at km120 of the Tanjung Malim-Behrang road at about 11.30am on Wednesday.

Road users under AES watch

PUTRAJAYA: Come September, more than 1,000 cameras will “keep watch” on roads across the country under the Automated Enforcement System (AES).

There will be 566 speed cameras, 265 traffic light cameras and 250 mobile cameras (for places with inadequate infrastructure for installing a camera).

The Transport Ministry is the owner of the AES while its agencies will be responsible for executing the system.

Road Transport Department director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said the system was being tested in over 10 locations, with each camera able to capture about 600 offenders a day.
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More Klang Valley malls to have auxiliary cops

PETALING JAYA: More shopping malls in the Klang Valley are set to have auxiliary police present in their premises to help prevent crime.

While some shopping malls like Suria KLCC and Sunway Pyramid already have auxiliary police in place, more are applying to have their security personnel trained to upgrade security.

Among the latest malls that will have 40 auxiliary police on duty is Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

“We have recruited 40 people who have experience in security matters, such as ex-policemen, to be sent for the auxiliary police training,” said Pavilion chief executive officer Joyce Yap.
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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Firecrackers worth RM23,000 seized

KUALA TERENGGANU: A complaint of children playing firecrackers resulted in a huge seizure of contraband items at Kampung Pondok Lalang in Batu Rakit here.

Police went door to door making inquiries about the noise when they stumbled upon the stash worth more than RM17,000 in a house belonging to a hardware store attendant.

Terengganu CID chief Asst Comm K. Manoharan said more than 20 types of firecrackers were discovered in the kitchen, including Dra­gon Eggs and Thunder Clap.

“We believe the suspect was selling from his home as well as supplying local traders. We are still investigating where he obtained the supply,” he said.