Monday, October 26, 2009
This taxi driver sustained a deep cut on the mouth after being punched in the face for telling a man to stop shaking a lamp post.
Does it pay to be a civic-minded citizen, asks Shirley.In an email to STOMP yesterday (Oct 25), the STOMPer said:“A driver in his late 50s and his son were walking to the open air carpark at Changi Village to collect his car.“It was around 11 plus pm when he saw a guy in his late 20s shaking the lamp post violently. Afraid that the lamp post might collapse, the taxi driver advised the guy to stop as it was dangerous.“The guy agreed, but his friend beside him was not happy about it so he pointed his middle finger at the taxi driver.“Subsequently, the taxi driver got punched in the face and collapsed onto the floor. The taxi driver sustained a deep cut on the mouth and had to be sent to the hospital immediately. Apparently, the guys seemed to have consumed alcohol earlier on.“So should the friend be punished? Fancy hitting an elderly! From what I see, it does not pay to be a good civic-minded citizen.“So do we just pretend nothing has happened and walk away if we see something bad/dangerous happening?”
I believe this type of behaviour not only happen in Singapore but also in Kuala Lumpur particularly to the African passenger. Just ask any taxi driver in KL about the behaviour of the Africans.
Monday, 26th October 2009
Police have classified her death as murder. It was initially a case of vountarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons.
Mautik Hani, 36, was found hidden in the toilet of the house at about 7pm on Oct 20, after a tip-off by a neighbor.
A married couple, believed to be her employers, have been arrested and remanded for further investigations
Mautik, from Surabaya, had apparently been locked in the toilet for two days when she was found.
She had a big wound on right leg that looked like it had been infected for some time while her face was swollen and bruised.
Mautik is believed to have worked in the house for the past two months and was locked in the toilet for two days before she was discovered.
She did not have any valid travel documents when she was rescued.
Died without regaining conscious
Hospital director Dr Ghazali Hasni Md Hassan said the victim, who had suffered multiple injuries, was unconscious when she was admitted and died without regaining conscious.
He said she was treated by a group of medical specialists, including orthopedic and anesthetic specialists, and a surgical team.
She was due for surgery but was not fit yet, he said, adding that she had not responded to antibiotics and drugs.
She was also suffering from malnutrition and dehydration, added Dr Ghazali.
District police chief Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop said the case had been reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. It was initially investigated under Section 326 for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons.
ACP Mohamad said a post-mortem would be carried out to determine the cause of death.
Police looking for employer's mum
“We are looking for at least three more people to help us in our investigations,” he added.
It is learnt that police are looking for the male employer’s mother, who also stayed in the same house, the informer who found Mautik, and a former employer of Mautik.
A 29-year-old woman was arrested on the same day Mautik was found and her husband surrendered to the police the following day.
Two officers from the Indonesian Embassy and Selangor executive councillor Dr Xavier Jayakumar were at the hospital to gather more information on the case
Dr Xavier said the Selangor state government expressed its deepest condolences to Mautik’s family and was prepared to help if her family needed help in sending the body home or if family members wanted to come to Malaysia to claim the body
Thursday, October 22, 2009
21 Oct 2009 at 10.30AM
A Group of people gather by the roadside....What are they doing?
Yesterday, as I was driving to my workplace from attending the meeting in one of the government office, along one of the road in Samajaya Free Industrial Zone, I saw few people throwing something into the bushes.
The location where the activity was recorded
Being the Chairman of the security committee, I went to approach the group and asking them about their activities. One of them informed me (supposely the supervisor) that they were from the MBKS and they were there to throw or dumping the dog carcasses!
See Carefully the plate number of the vehicle used by the group
I was so surpised because I was not aware about Samajaya Free Industrial Zone Kuching being converted to animal burial ground by MBKS.
Free Industrial Zone is supposed to be a controlled/restricted place. It should not be turned into a dumping or burial ground for animal.
MID and MBKS should discuss about this matter.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Villagers and relatives offer funeral prayers in front of the casket of slain Islamist militant leader Noordin Mohammed Top, at a mosque in Pontian district of southern Johor state of Malaysia
This is the guy that has been wanted for his sin against the human being but when he was killed for the sin that he committed, was buried in a full muslim rites in his hometown. His body was flown-off from Indonesia fully paid by the government. Is he entitled for such special treatments from the government and on taxpayer monies....Did the government employ him as a terorrist in Indonesia. Many Malaysians (especially Ibans) that work abroad died in the line of their bodies but did not recieve the same treatment as Nordin Mat Top.
For me he was not better than Chin Peng. Atleast we knew that Chin Peng targeted the security forces mainly, but due to political reason, the government did not allow him to return. But this terrorist or Islamist militant who had been targeting the innocent civilians during his struggle, our government helped to arrange and pay for the return of his slain body......And the most saddest thing, when his body was burried that 2000 relatives that attended the burial ceremony, chanting 'Allahuakbar' or 'God is Great' meant they endorsed his struggle..killing another innocent human beings.
Please readmore the article from AFP below :
Mourners carry the coffin of slain Islamist militant leader Noordin Mohammed Top after the funeral for burial in the Pontian district of southern Johor state of Malaysia on October 2, 2009.
Family members of Noordin Mohammad Top, one of Asia's most wanted militants, offer prayers ahead of his burial at his childhood village, outside the Malaysian town of Pontian, 300 km (186 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur
Siti Rahma, first wife of slain regional al-Qaida commander Noordin Top, in a black veil, is seen in Pontian, southern Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
Villagers dig a grave for a slain Islamist militant leader Noordin Mohammed Top in his native village in the Pontian district of the southern Johor state of Malaysia on October 2, 2009.
KAMPUNG MELAYU (Malaysia) - SLAIN Islamist militant leader Noordin Mohammed Top was laid to rest in his childhood village Friday, three weeks after he was killed in a raid on his Indonesian hideout.
Noordin's body was received in full Muslim tradition and following customary last rites he was buried here,' family representative Badarudin Ismail told AFP.
The leader of a violent splinter faction of the radical Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) network, the 41-year-old Malaysian was killed along with several other militants in Central Java in Indonesia three weeks ago.
Mr Badarudin said Noordin's wife, Ms Rahmah Rusdi, and his brother, Mr Yahya Mohammed Top, had travelled to Indonesia to claim the body and accompany the remains to Noordin's home village in southern Johor state.
'The body arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this afternoon and it was then brought straight here for religious rites at the Jamek Nurul Iman mosque in the village,' he said.
The body of the terrorist mastermind arrived at the small village in an ambulance, escorted by police outriders who were part of a heavy security presence.
The atmosphere was tense as they escorted the brown coffin all the way into the mosque, where it was briefly opened for family members.
Over 2,000 relatives, friends and local residents attended the funeral, with emotional scenes as two grief-stricken women fainted.
Police then escorted the coffin to the cemetery as chants of 'Allahuakbar' or 'God is Great' filled the air. After it was interred, Noordin's wife and relatives sprinkled perfumed water on the grave.
Noordin was buried next to his elder brother Arif Mohammed Top, who died of liver cancer less than two weeks ago. -- AFP
Thursday, October 1, 2009
PM's Residence In Putra Jaya Cost RM6 Million Or '3 days rental could buy 1 low-cost house Of Taxpyer Monies!
"It's definitely a waste of taxpayers' money. It means we are paying more than RM16,000 a day,"
Liew Chin Tong of DAP told Malaysiakini .
"We can buy a low-cost house for needy people with three days' worth of rental for the residence," he said.
He noted that the government is also paying a huge sum for the deputy premier's official residence. In a written parliamentary reply to Liew, Abdullah had revealed that the government forks out RM6 million a year for rental and maintenance works for his official residence, Seri Perdana.
According to the reply, RM4,149,000 is paid as rental to Putrajaya Holdings - the master developer of the federal administrative capital - while the remaining RM1,896,616 is for maintenance works. The government also pays RM3.4 million (RM2,273,888 for rental and RM1,129,992 for maintenance) for Seri Satria, the deputy premier's official residence. In total, this works out to about RM26,000 per day for both residences.
Liew, the Bukit Bendera MP said the prime minister and deputy prime minister do not need such "luxurious" residences at the expense of taxpayers, and that the sum can be channelled for better use.
"Look at No 10 Downing Street (the British prime minister's residence), it is just a humble building. Even the White House proper ( US president's residence and office) is smaller than Seri Perdana, which is just a residence," he said.
The government is bound by an agreement with Putrajaya Holdings to pay the sum for 25 years, from the time the first occupant of Seri Perdana - then premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) - moved into the complex in 1999.
'More being paid in rent'
Mahathir had said the Putrajaya project had been funded entirely by the private sector and that government money was not involved. He was fending off criticism over the development of the mega-project. However Liew pointed out:
"We are now paying close to RM1 billion to Putrajaya Holdings annually to rent all the government offices in Putrajaya, and the amount is increasing year by year since the government is occupying more offices."
According to Putrajaya Holdings' official website, its shareholders include Petronas via KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd (64.41 percent); CIMB Group Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd (for and on behalf of Kumpulan Wang Amanah Negara, 20 percent); and Khazanah Nasional Bhd (15.59 percent). The Seri Perdana complex, located in Precinct 10, is a sprawling complex that covers 16 hectares and comprises three blocks for a main reception area, banquet facilities and the residential area.
According to AFP , Abdullah lives in the complex with his wife, daughter and son-in-law and their children.
"Even though the money is going back to a government-linked company, this should not be the case as the government should really own the building the prime minister occupies," he told AFP .
"What happens if the prime minister somehow gets evicted?"
Chief minister of opposition-controlled Penang state Lim Guan Eng questioned the payment of rent to Putrajaya Holdings.
"We can understand paying maintenance, but rental does not make sense," he said. "This also begs the question as to who are the directors of the company and who gets all the profit made by the company."
According to figures revealed in the House in 2005, the building of Seri Perdana cost RM24.17 million, with maintenance costing up to RM2.9 million a year. An additional RM15.81 million was spent for renovations that year as well. It has also been alleged previously that the building actually cost about RM200 million to build.
In 2006, an opposition MP revealed that a whopping RM20 million was allegedly spent for the security system in the premier's official residence.
RM16 mil spent on renovations
The high cost of building, renovating and maintaining the complex has always been a focal point for the opposition.
"It is wasteful to spend so much money on renting the prime minister's house when the country is facing such tough times," said opposition parliamentarian Hatta Ramli from PAS.