Setiap kali menjelang Pilihanraya(PR) samada PR kecil atau umum, tajuk kemiskinan akan timbul. "Tradisi membela rakyat" menjadi slogan yang sedap dimainkan bak kata pepatah menanam tebu di tepi bibir, belum sempat kertas undi dimusnahkan, sebagai contoh dalam PRU ke 12, nah harga minyak naik melambung sekali henjut tersentap dan terduduk "orang kampung".
Agaknya bilakah media akan memulakan tayangan klip video orang-orang miskin di Permatang Pauh? Selepas Permatang Pauh akan menyusul agaknya Sanglang.
Di Selangor, selain program " jejak kasih" tidak pernah diberitakan tentang kemiskinan baik tegar mahupun biasa di kaca TV selama BN/UMNO memerintah Selangor lebih 50 tahun. Kemiskinan digambarkan hanya wujud di negeri-negeri bawah pemerintahan dulu Barisan Alternatif dan kini Pakatan Rakyat.
Setiap kali menjelang Pilihanraya(PR) samada PR kecil atau umum, tajuk kemiskinan akan timbul. "Tradisi membela rakyat" menjadi slogan yang sedap dimainkan bak kata pepatah menanam tebu di tepi bibir, belum sempat kertas undi dimusnahkan, sebagai contoh dalam PRU ke 12, nah harga minyak naik melambung sekali henjut tersentap dan terduduk "orang kampung".
Pernahkah terlintas di fikiran anda kenapa biasanya dilaporkan hanya pelajar beragama Islam sahaja yang terlibat dengan" mass hysteria" atau histeria beramai-ramai? Lebih kerap berlaku lagi ialah kejadian pelajar perempuan sekolah agama menjerit-jerit, berlari-lari atau mengoyakkan pakaian mereka. Pernahkan dilaporkan pelajar menganut agama lain selain Islam di serang histeria di asrama mereka?
Anda boleh berbincang dengan para Ustaz/Ustazah serta Pengamal Perubatan Islam seperti ahli Persatuan Kebajikan Dan Perubatan Islam Bandar Baru Bangi dan sebagainya. Peubatan moden memberikan stres atau tekanan perasaan sebagai antara sebab-sebab berlakunya histeria. Tidak hairanlah jika histeria kerap berlaku ketika musim peperiksaan.
Kepincangan perubatan moden ialah ia tidak mengiktiraf secara rasmi kewujudan alam ghaib serta penghuninya seperi jin dan iblis. Sains Emperikal adalah asas kepada sistem perubatan moden. Masakini, istilah yang digunapakai ialah "evidence-based medicine".
Persoalannya kenapakah pelajar Islam lebih kerap diserang histeria terutama pelajar sekolah Agama?
Pelajar histeria diganggu ‘benda ganjil’ dipercayai datang dari Gunung Gading
Lihat wanita tanpa wajah
Oleh Mohd Nur Asnawi Daud
SUBANG JAYA: “Saya lihat seorang wanita tanpa wajah menyebabkan saya menggigil ketakutan dan menjerit sekuat hari sebelum tidak sedarkan diri,” kata seorang pelajar perempuan Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ 23 di sini, semalam.
Dia antara beberapa pelajar sekolah itu yang diserang histeria pada Selasa lalu dan semalam.
Pelajar tingkatan satu yang enggan namanya disiarkan ketika ditemui di rumahnya di Puchong, semalam berkata, sebelum kejadian, dia sedang belajar dalam kelas, jam 8 pagi.
“Tiba-tiba saya terdengar seorang pelajar perempuan tingkatan lima menjerit menyebabkan saya seram.
“Saya cuba mententeramkan diri tapi mula takut menyebabkan saya menangis,” katanya.
Menyedari dia menangis, beberapa pelajar dan guru bergegas membantunya.
“Cikgu suruh saya baca ayat suci al-Quran bagi mengelak terkena gangguan,” katanya.
Katanya, dia bagaimanapun terus menangis dan tidak menyedari apa yang berlaku sebelum dibawa ke sebuah bilik untuk ditenteramkan.
Wartawan yang menyedari kejadian itu pagi semalam bergegas ke sekolah terbabit, tetapi dilarang memasuki pintu pagar sekolah oleh pengawal keselamatan.
Harian Metro difahamkan, kebanyakan pelajar sekolah itu yang diserang histeria menjerit dan meraung seolah-olah dirasuk makhluk halus.
Malah, ada yang bertindak agresif, termasuk menumbuk seorang guru perempuan yang cuba mententeramkan keadaan.
Kejadian itu menyebabkan sesi pembelajaran terhenti apabila guru, kakitangan dan pelajar lain bertungkus-lumus menenangkan pelajar yang diserang histeria.
Sementara itu, seorang pelajar lelaki tingkatan tiga yang menyaksikan kejadian itu, berkata suasana sekolah menjadi kelam-kabut Selalu lalu.
Ini mengakibatkan dia bersama guru dan kakitangan sekolah serta pelajar lain terpaksa membantu mereka.
“Saya dan beberapa kawan membantu pelajar lelaki dan perempuan bagi mengelak mereka melakukan perbuatan berbahaya ketika tidak sedarkan diri.
“Pembelajaran di sekolah terhenti seketika kerana kejadian terbabit dan pelajar yang diserang histeria dibawa balik ibu bapa masing-masing,” katanya.
Kejadian semalam pula, menurutnya, beberapa lagi pelajar diserang histeria, namun ia tidak seteruk dua hari sebelum itu.
Pelajar histeria diganggu ‘benda ganjil’ dipercayai datang dari Gunung Gading
SERIAN: Sebuah kelas di Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Serian gempar semalam dipercayai diganggu ‘benda ganjil’ yang menye-babkan para pelajarnya histeria dan memaksa pelajar lain pada sesi pagi pulang awal, iaitu sekitar jam 11.30 pagi.
Menurut sumber yang boleh dipercayai, seorang atau dua pelajar histeria sejak tiga minggu lalu semasa sesi kelas berlangsung. Kejadian dipercayai berlaku sejak sekumpulan pelajar itu kembali dari satu lawatan ke Gunung Gading, Lundu yang dianjurkan oleh pihak sekolah.
Menurut sumber yang di-temui Utusan Borneo di sini semalam, ‘makhluk-makhluk’ ganjil itu mungkin mengekori pelajar pulang ke rumah dan menimbulkan masalah di seko-lah dengan ‘merasuk’ mereka.
Dipercayai sejak minggu lepas, pelajar-pelajar yang dirasuk adalah kebanyakannya dari kelas sesi pagi dan semua mereka adalah perempuan kecuali semalam apabila seorang pelajar lelaki dilaporkan turut ‘dirasuk’. Manakala tiada laporan diterima mengenai histeria di kalangan pelajar sesi petang setakat ini.
Seorang saksi kejadian, Nurul Ain Majalis, pelajar tingkatan empat berkata lima pelajar di asrama telah diserang ‘makhluk’ tidak dikenali pada malam sebelumnya.
Nurul berkata dia bersetuju dengan teori bahawa ‘makhluk’ itu mungkin datang dari Gunung Gading memandangkan dia terdengar khabar bahawa seorang pelajar memetik bunga dari gunung itu dan membawanya pulang lalu ‘makhluk’ itu mungkin telah mengekori pelajar berkenaan.
Seorang lagi pelajar, dikenali sebagai Mohd Affi Mohan mendakwa ‘makhluk’ tersebut marah dengan tindakan seorang pelajar yang tidak menghormati kawasan berkenaan semasa lawatan ke Gunung Gading, di mana pelajar tersebut minum dari kolam yang kemungkinannya membangkitkan kemarahan ‘makhluk’ itu.
Manakala pengetua sekolah, Ramli Zainuddin mengesahkan bahawa hanya 12 pelajar sahaja yang histeria dan bukan 20 seperti yang dilaporkan sebelum ini.
Ziarah terhadap warga Kg Sg Udang yang kurang bernasib baik telah diadakan pada petang Jumaat 8hb Ogos 2008 dan nama-nama mereka telah disenarikan untuk tindakan selanjutnya.
Turut sama dalam ziarah di atas ialah pemb Khas ADUN Tn Hj Kamaluddin serta Tn Hj Aziz seorang dermawan Kariah masjid Sg Udang.
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With general election and polling occurring every four or five years and the occasional by-elections, knowledge and skills regarding election rules and its offences need to be mastered by the select few in the party and party machinery also need to be updated from time to time regarding election regulations and its amendments if any. It is no good to put the blame on others for our ignorance and apathy.
Election petitions for three states dismissed
IPOH (Aug 8, 2008) : The High Court here today dismissed three petitions by Barisan Nasional seeking to nullify the election results for the Kuala Kurau, Lubuk Merbau and Kuala Sepetang state seats, all of which were won by Pakatan Rakyat candidates in the March 8 general election.
Kuala Kurau and Kuala Sepetang were won by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Lubuk Merbau by PAS.
Justice Wan Arfah Wan Ibrahim dismissed with costs the petitions which were filed by the defeated Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates, naming the respective winners, returning officers and the Election Commission (EC) as respondents, except for Lubuk Merbau where only the assemblyman was cited.
The Kuala Kurau seat was won by Abdul Yunus Jamahri who defeated Mohd Salleh Mat Disa of Barisan Nasional with a 467-vote majority while Mohd Zainuddin Mohd Yusof beat Datuk Jamal Nasir Rasdi with a 72-vote majority in Lubuk Merbau and Tai Sing Ng won Kuala Sepetang with a 564-vote majority over See Tean Seng.
In striking out the Kuala Kurau petition, Wan Arfah held that an act of soliciting for votes or persuading voters not to vote for a particular party or candidate or loitering 50 metres of a polling station was not and could not fall within the conduct of any election.
She said the impugned acts were allowed in an election but they only became an offence if on polling day they were carried out within 50m of a polling station which is an act of campaigning for votes.
The petitioner, Mohd Salleh, had alleged that Abdul Yunus, in his own name or through his workers or agents was wilfully soliciting, loitering or persuading or attempting to persuade people to abstain from voting within 50m from the limits of the polling station at Sekolah Agama Al-Hidayah, contravening the Election Offences Act 1954.
In the Lubuk Merbau petition, defeated candidate Jamal Nasir claimed that assemblyman Mohd Zainuddin had committed corrupt practice by putting up banners which did not carry the name and address of the printer and publisher and that he had exerted undue influence when his banners and posters blocked those of the petitioner.
However, the judge held that he had failed to show these offences or identify the person alleged to have committed the corrupt practice.
The Middle Ring Road 2 has on paper consumed RM308.8 Millions of Rakyat's money. Everyone responsible should be called upon to give their testimonies and evidence in the court of law irrespective of whether or not lives have been lost in the latest "act of God" as some one claimed a few years ago when cracked appeared in all the pillars except one. Call that some one as well as his Department's top brass.
ACA to reopen files on MRR2 over graft claims
©New Straits Times
by Deborah Loh and R.S. Kamini
• Samy Vellu: No comments
• 'Department told not to use carbon straps'
PUTRAJAYA: The Anti-Corruption Agency will reopen its files on previous allegations of corruption in the construction of the Middle Ring Road 2.
It is also planning to question the contractors involved in building the RM238.8 million highway (Package 11) which has so far incurred an additional RM70 million in repairs.
ACA sources said the agency would relook previous investigation papers in determining whether charges could be pressed this time around.
In the latest incident on Sunday, parts of the nine-year-old MRR2 had to be closed for repairs over a three-week period after pieces of concrete fell from its pillars.
The flyover and road below it were closed from 10.30am to 5pm on Sunday after cracks appeared on Pillar 28 after three of the 18 carbon fibre straps on the pillar peeled off and some clumps of concrete fell on the road and several cars.
Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed later ordered the closure of two of the six lanes on the left of the flyover for its team of consultants to study the damage.
In February 2006, the ACA received a report lodged by the Indian Progressive Front (IPF) party on problems involving the MRR2.
The MRR2 had been closed twice before this: on Aug 9, 2004, after cracks were found on 31 of its 33 pillars as a result of improper anchoring of the cross-beams and in February 2006 when it was closed for safety reasons.
In the interim period, independent consultant, Halcrow Consultants Ltd from the United Kingdom, conducted studies.
The affected stretch was partially reopened in November 2004 to light vehicles before the eventual closure.
More repairs were conducted and the highway was reopened in December 2006.
Meanwhile, Public Works deputy director-general 1 Datuk Mohamad Husin, when contacted, said the MRR2 task force would study the incident closely.
"We will be following up on the issue closely including looking at reports submitted by Halcrow," he said.
He said German consultants, Leonhardt, Andra and Partner will continue to remain the official consultant.
"It was a collective decision by the government (to use carbon fibre straps) but the task force will study the damage while our engineering forensic experts will investigate the cause of the cracks."
On the cost of repairs, Mohamad said it would not be a problem as it would be borne by the contractors -- Sukmin Sdn Bhd, Konsortium Kontraktor Melayu and Bumi Hiway Sdn Bhd.
Samy Vellu: No comments
KUALA LUMPUR: The man who promised last year that the Middle Ring Road 2 would be "safer than ever" does not want to be drawn into Sunday's near-catastrophic incident when chunks of concrete fell on cars.
Former works minister Datuk Seri Samy Vellu said he was leaving the matter to Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed as he was no longer the minister.
"I am an ordinary person. No comment. It is unfair for me to make any comments as there is already a minister.
"Only the minister should be able to say what should be done. He has already gone to the site. He made a statement and I have read it," he said when reporters asked him to comment on the matter.
He said he would only answer questions from a Government-appointed panel of inquiry on the matter.
"There are many things in my head. I will only answer if there is an inquiry from within," he told journalists.
He had been asked about a suggestion that an independent panel of inquiry be set up to investigate the cracks that had developed on the MRR2.
"I won't say anything about it. That is the desire of the public. Let the government do what it likes. I have no comments on it," he said.
A day before the MRR2 was reopened last year to traffic, Samy Vellu had said that the road had a safety standard of 1.7 which was higher than the 1.5 British Standard benchmark.
On Sunday parts of the MRR2 had to be closed for repairs for three weeks after pieces of concrete fell from its pillars.
Mohd Zin later ordered the closure of two of the six lanes on the left of the flyover for its team of consultants to study the damage.
Earlier, the MIC chief announced that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would open the party's Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology in Semeling, Kedah, on Aug 17.
He said the RM500 million AIMST would hold its first convocation in October this year with about 300 medical and bio-technology graduands.
'Department told not to use carbon straps'
KUALA LUMPUR: The carbon fibre reinforced plastic straps supposed to strengthen the pillars beneath the Middle Ring Road 2 gave way on Sunday because of their limited ability to undergo change without breaking.
Halcrow's senior consultant (bridge engineering) Roger Buckby said the company advised the Public Works Department in 2005 not to use such carbon fibre straps because of the problem of ductility.
"We advised them not to use carbon fibre straps because of its limited ductility (but the department proceeded with using the carbon fibre straps)," he said when commenting on how three of the 18 carbon fibre straps on one of the 33 pillars on the MRR2 could have peeled off on Sunday.
He said cracks found on 31 of the 33 pillars of the flyover in 2004 were initially caused by a design flaw and poor reinforcement detailing.
The primary cause, however, was the delayed ettringite formation (DEF) which caused Halcrow to recommend that carbon fibre straps should not be used for strengthening the pier heads.
DEF is believed to be a result of improper heat curing of the concrete to strengthen a structure.
Halcrow was called to conduct a study on cracks on the MRR2 in 2004.
All sorts of twist and turns, surprises as well as contradictions appear in the Altantuya's murder trial. What a test of short term and long term memory capabilities of counsels, prosecutors, defendants, plaintiffs and most important of all, the honourable judges. Take the case below.
A spent bullet shell was found in the vehicle belonging to Sirul. Ballistic tests showed that the bullet was from a HK MP5 sub machine gun belonging to Sirul although UTK armoury officer Fatimah Abdul Wahap testified that Sirul had returned all the bullets he had taken from the armoury. Whose then? Ghost?
Furthermore the cause of death was a blast related injury, why implicate the use of a firearm?
Lawyer: Bullet shell may have been planted
By Maria J.Dass
SHAH ALAM (Aug 7, 2008) : The sinister circumstances of how a spent bullet shell ended up in the Suzuki 4WD belonging to one of the accused in the Altantuya murder trial was raised by his lawyer today.
Lawyer Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin who was representing Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar, implied that the spent shell may have been planted in Sirul’s vehicle, raising also the possibility of other items to be planted in the vehicle.
On Wednesday Kamarul said nature of evidence in the vehicle must have been compromised by fact vehicle had been accessed by all and sundry.
C/Insp Azilah Hadri and Sirul from the police special action unit (UTK) are charged with murdering Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu at a jungle clearing in Mukim Bukit Raja between 10pm on Oct 19 and 1am on Oct 20,2006 while political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda is charged with abetting them.
In continuing his submission, Kamarul said there was a connection between this vehicle and the prosecution's attempt to link a bullet for certain evidential purpose.
However he said this purpose does not place emphasis or evidential value on the use of a gun or a firearm.
"In fact they did not put emphasis on the manner of death in this way; nothing on death by shooting and injury by bullet, or role that firearms would play," Kamarul said adding that the cause of death in this case was put down to probable blast related injuries.
Submitting on the bullet shell found in Sirul’s 4WD between the drivers seat and door, Kamarul said ballistic tests showed that the bullet was from a HK MP5 sub machine gun belonging to Sirul although UTK armoury officer Fatimah Abdul Wahap testified that Sirul had returned all the bullets he had taken from the armoury.
"So the material question now is where did the used bullet shell come from?" he asked.
Kamarul then brought up the testimony of Sgt Rosli Ibrahim who said that he had handed the keys to Sirul’s vehicle to DSP Khairi on Nov 3, 2006.
Khairi then handed the keys back to Rosli on Nov 6 and asked him to hand it over to investigating officer ASP Tonny Lunggan.
"The taking of the keys by Khairi is a gap in the prosecutions case and seems to have been connected to some kind of understanding with Tonny," Kamarul implied.
"Now the utter coincidence is that the bullet shell was found in the vehicle and DSP Khairi who took the keys to the vehicle was Senior Officer in charge of Logistics and Armoury in the UTK," he said.
There is grave suspicion that DSP Khairi may have had something to do with the appearance of the spent bullet in Sirul’s 4WD. And if he had, what other items that might have made their appearance in the said vehicle in the intermittent period, asked Kamarul, adding that this dark circumstance calls for an explanation.
Kamarul then went on to qustion DNA analysis conducted by chemistry department forensic division director J.Primulapathi, pertaining to the usage of tissue (T5) from the crime scene which he used to come to the conclusion that the sample belonged to the biological daughter of S.Altansetseg and Setev Shaariibuu.
The samples were also compared to swabs taken from jewellery found in Sirul’s apartment, a black jacket belonging to Sirul, tufts of hair and a pair of slippers found in Sirul’s vehicle.
Kamarul however argued that the use of Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to do a comparison with the samples was not conclusive as it was based on the maternal lineage.
Primulapathi told the court he had conducted the mtDNA as the nuclear DNA tests produced no results.
The mtDNA test showed that the donor of the tissue found at the crime scene shared the same maternal lineage as S.Altantsetseg.
Primulapathi said if the donor of the blood stain on the slippers, hairs and swabs were different persons, he or she could be the brother, sister, grandmother with the same maternal lineage.
"Primulapathi cannot conclude that the donors of the DNA on the items in question was the same person, or that they only shared the same maternal lineage," said Kamarul.
He said since Primulapathi concluded the donors of the mtDNA from these items of evidence share the same maternal lineage, the question is, from what size of pool of people these donors could have come from, assuming it is one individual.
"Because the bigger the pool of population who could have shared the same mtDNA with T5 the further away the probability that he or she is somewhat directly related to that donor," he added.
Kamarul said science cannot determine the size of this possible population that may share the same mtDNA as the donor.
Aktiviti Exco Modal Insan pada 07/08/08: Perasmian penutup Program Belia Selangor Siri 03/2008 di Kuala Kubu Baru
Bertempat di Dewan Besar Kem Bina Semangat Yayasan Selangor Di Ampang Pecah Kuala Kubu Baru pada 7hb Ogos 2008, Majlis Penutup Program Belia Selangor Siri 03/2008 telah diadakan.
Anwar has this to say:
"Until last night, the prime minister was still talking about rape. And now, it's consensual," referring to the sodomy charge against him, made under Section 377B of the Penal Code, which refers to a charge of sodomy by consent. In Malaysia, sodomy, regardless of whether it is carried out between consenting adults or otherwise, is a crime.
"If it is consensual, both should be charged," Anwar contended.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar, at a press conference nearby the court complex, commented that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, former aide, should not be charged because he was the complainant.
This sensitive subject became the focus of a three-day conference of the Malaysian Social Science Association held in Kuching recently. The next step is how to implement the findings of the study and researches.
‘Single women’ too many due to higher education
KUCHING: The increasing number of women opting to remain single may have resulted from certain factors including better education and economic independence.
Dr Oei Hong-Lim of Universiti Malaya’s Faculty of Economics and Administration, said various aspects that might have impacted the lives of single women here were investigated, including the level of education that allowed them to secure good jobs and consequently become independent.
“Being single is increasingly socially accepted, including in traditional societies with little or no history of non-marriage.
“It may not be an exaggeration to say that lately there is a trend of singlehood,” she said in her thesis presentation, ‘Staying Single in Kuching’ at the Sixth International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC) here.
She said other social and economic circumstances that contributed to the “single women” phenomenon included career, living arrangements and family ties.
Meanwhile, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Faculty of Social Science tutor, Dayang Asmah Awang Hamdan said the idea of marriage and family life acquired by young Malay women were not just drawn from their own family but also through their experiences of education and work.
In her paper entitled ‘Young Malay Women’s Views on Negotiating Marriage and Family in Sarawak’, she said their exposure to the media as well as the influence of religion and government also influenced their views on marriage and motherhood.
She argued that women’s higher education and participation in formal wage labour had an impact on mate selection and their views on sharing of domestic work.
The three-day conference, the flagship of the Malaysian Social Science Association, brings together scholars from Malaysia and abroad for interaction and exchange of views based on their research findings and reflections on the country.
It also analyses issues and problems related to contemporary Malaysia and compares the Malaysian experience with that of various countries in the world, specially Malaysia’s neighbours.
Tertiary education must remain affordable
Door of opportunities must be open to all, says Deputy Prime Minister
PUTRAJAYA: Tertiary education must remain affordable and not only for certain people but for all, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said yesterday.
“This must be the clarion call resonating to all Malaysians; let us open the door of opportunities for all.
“Let us ensure tertiary education remains affordable and make the challenges not only the concerns of the government but also of the private sector and individuals who must contribute their fair share,” he said at the signing of an agreement between West Synergy Sdn Bhd and UCSI Education Sdn Bhd for the establishment of an education township in Negeri Sembilan yesterday.
Najib said in an era of cut throat competition between nations, economies, regional blocs and companies over shrinking markets and depleting resources, Malaysians needed a mindset change, “one that sees post-secondary education, particularly tertiary, not as a luxury but a necessity”.
“We cannot afford to have a workforce with inadequate knowledge and skills. Otherwise, we will fail to exploit a global market that is increasingly dependent on the knowledge economy.
“Therefore, it is imperative for our survival as a nation that we produce those with the right skills and the right knowledge.”
Najib said by encouraging the private sector to play a more pro-active role in tertiary education, more young people in the 17-23 age group have had the opportunity to attain higher education.
“Hopefully, we will be able to achieve our target of 40 per cent in this age group to have access to higher education by 2010,” he added.
The agreement on establishing the education township was signed by UCSI group president and vice-chancellor Peter Ng and West Synergy chairman Wong Aun Phui.
The township on a 64ha site in Bandar Springhill, Negeri Sembilan will be developed in three phases and expected to be completed in 2016.
Ng, in his speech, said the first phase would see the building of a fully-equipped international school with residential facilities and a state-of-the-art, 500-bed medical centre.
This will be followed by the development of the main campus of UCSI which would house the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Management and Information Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Centre for Pre-University Studies and a centre dedicated to continuous research into Blue Ocean Strategy.
The third phase will see the setting up of an incubation centre for UCSI’s subsidiaries and spin-off companies resulting from its research and discovery efforts, an applied nursery for research and commercial facilities for the green industry to promote eco-tourism in Malaysia.
Your guess is as good as mine. What on earth is a granite pestle doing up a person's rectum. In Saiful Bahari's case it took the Police one full month to investigate the allegation before pressing charges. However, in the case below a mere plain X Ray clinch the diagnosis. By the way, the complainant should undergo psychiatric assessment.
Pestle found lodged in rectum of 40-year-old
KUCHING: OUCH! That is probably what came off the mouth of a man from Sri Aman who was recently transferred here for treatment after a pestle was found lodged in his rectum.
The 40-something man, who was said to be of unsound mind, arrived at the Sarawak General Hospital from Sri Aman later Sunday evening complaining of rectal pain.
A subsequent X-ray scan showed a granite pestle inside his rectum.
Sources said doctors managed to remove the object with a minor operation on Monday and the patient had since gone back to Sri Aman.
It remained a mystery as to how or when the pestle found its way into the man’s body, but he had definitely gone back home a more relieved man than when he arrived.
In an unrelated incident, police arrested a Bangladeshi man yesterday after a woman lodged a report claiming he had molested her.
The incident happened around 1pm at a commercial centre in Pending while the woman, who is in her early 20s, was taking a break from work inside a shop.
She alleged that the suspect, who is known to her, suddenly hugged her from behind and caressed her breast before kissing and biting her cheek.
The woman immediate-ly screamed for help prompting a friend nearby to come to her rescue and chase away the suspect.
The suspect has been detained to facilitate investigation.
Anwar to be charged for sodomy
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6, 2008) : Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be charged for sodomy in the Sessions Court here today, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said today.
He said the move to charge Anwar was made following a decision by the Attorney-General's office.
He said a written notice had been issued to Anwar to be present at the Kuala Lumpur Session's Court, Jalan Duta, at 10am today.
"Police have carried out an investigation on a sexual crime involving intercourse against the order of nature involving Anwar, based on existing legal principles and procedures. The investigation papers were handed over to the Attorney-General's office for advice and a decision," he said.
The subpoena to appear in court was served on Anwar by DSP Jude Pareira, head of Criminal Investigation Department, Brickfields District police headquarters, at the former deputy premier's residence in Segambut Dalam, here at about 12.05 pm yesterday.
The move by the police is the culmination of a month-long investigation into a sodomy complaint by Anwar's former aide that grabbed headlines.
Coincidentally, the serving of the notice comes on the day the Election Commission (EC) fixed Aug 16 as nomination day for the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election in Penang and Aug 26 for polling if there is a contest.
The seat was vacated by PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, to pave the way for her husband Anwar to return to national politics.
In a press conference at the PKR headquarters after he had received the police notice, Anwar said he was being prosecuted for "a crime that I did not commit".
He also slammed the timing of the decision, saying it was a conspiracy to bring him down.
On the 10-day by-election campaign period, Anwar said he looked forward to it to meet with his voters in a home constituency.
He called on the EC to ensure that the by-elections were conducted in a "fair and unbiased manner."
In Bentong on Tuesday night, Anwar had told some 3,000 people who attended his ceramah at the PAS operations centre in Chegar Medang that the Barisan Nasional (BN) will do "all sorts of things" to make sure he loses in Permatang Pauh.
He said he believed the BN leaders and machinery would continue to smear his name.
Anwar's ceramah was disrupted by a power failure about 11pm, causing a slight commotion among his supporters.
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Aktiviti ADUN Selat Klang pada malam 06/08/08: Majlis Penghargaan AJK Majlis Pemuafakatan Ibu bapa Pelajar
Bertempat di Pejabat ADUN Selat Klang di Jln Sg Bertih pada malam 6hb Ogos 2008 satu Majlis Penghargaan kepada AJK Majlis Pemuafakatan Ibu bapa Pelajar telah diadakan. Berikut adalah foto kenangan AJK yang telah hadhir pada malam tersebut. Hanya kepada ALlah diserah segala urusan dan hanyasanya ALlah sahaja yang dapat membalas jasa mereka.Read More “Aktiviti ADUN Selat Klang pada malam 06/08/08: Majlis Penghargaan AJK Majlis Pemuafakatan Ibu bapa Pelajar” »»
Satu pertemuan dengan Pelajar Perubatan dari Ukraine tajaan Kerajaan Selangor yang kini sedang bercuti telah diadakan di pejabat Exco SUK pada 06hb Ogos 2008. Perbincangan mengenai masalah yang mereka hadapi telah diadakan.
"Izhak David Nakar served in the Israel Air Force and developed the intelligence system for the Israeli Defense Force. Ido Schechter is a captain in the Israeli Air Force. They are both behind PDRM’s computerisation program." This is the story carried by Malaysia Today posted on 27th June 2008.
Below is the scan of Star dated 5th of August 2008, about a month later after the coverage and exposure by RPK in his Malaysia Today. A few years ago Malaysian Airline Systems (MAS) hired one Israeli citizen for its IT Dept and the story died down just like that.
Companies that are involved in the deal.
Master Plan Consulting Sdn Bhd (357303-V)
The company is owned by Raja Azlina Binti Raja Abdul Jalil (3 million shares) and Ahmad Firdaus Bin Abdul Halim (2 million shares). They are both Directors of the company. The company has RM26 million in assets and RM6.6 million in liabilities with a paid up capital of RM5 million.
System Protocol Information Sdn Bhd (603787-M)
The company is owned by Aswadi Anuar Bin Shamsudin (350,000 shares) and Mohd Supardi Bin Abdul Majid (150,000 shares). The Directors are Aswadi and Raziah Binti Sidek who share the same residential address and therefore could be husband and wife. The company has about RM2.3 million in assets and RM1.8 million in liabilities with a paid up capital of RM500,000.
D. G. Kom Sdn Bhd (87537-V)
The company is owned by Saki Almahdaly Holdings Sdn Bhd (6,075,000 shares), WYN Resources Sdn Bhd (1,215,000 shares), PFB & Anak-anak Holdings Sdn Bhd (405,000 shares) and Prodaya Sdn Bhd (405,000 shares). The Directors are Syed Abd Kadir Bin Ibrahim, Dato’ Mohammad Radzi Bin Salleh and Nor Azman Bin Abdul Karim. The company’s assets are RM26 million against liabilities of RM19 million with paid up capital of RM7.6 million.
Asiasoft (M) Sdn Bhd (150529-H)
The company is owned by Bees System Sdn Bhd (350,000 shares) and Asiasoft (Singapore) Pte Ltd (15,000 shares). The Directors are Toh Kian Hong (Singapore citizen), Lim Tze Kuang and Lim See Hui. The assets of the company are RM4 million against liabilities of RM1.8 million with a paid up capital of RM500,000.
Executive Officers of Top Image Systems (TIS)
Board of Directors
Izhak Nakar, Founder and Chairman of the Board
Izhak Nakar founded the Company and served as its Chairman of the Board and CEO from inception until May 2001. In 2005, he was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board and in this position is responsible for TIS’s strategic M&A activity. Mr. Nakar served in the Israel Air Force from 1970 to 1987, where he led various large-scale highly technical development projects, including leading a development team that worked in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force. He received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University in 1982, and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University in 1984. Mr. Nakar is a recipient of the “Israel Defense Award,” bestowed annually by the President of Israel, for the development of high-tech systems in the field of intelligence for the Israeli Defense Force. He also received the “Man of the Year Award” in Business and Management (‘95-’96) in recognition of his business accomplishments and contributions to the growth and development of Israeli high-tech companies. In 1998 , Mr. Nakar founded NIR4YOU Capital, a privately held investment company specializing in early stage investments in high–tech companies. NIR4YOU Capital has 14 companies on its portfolio including: ForesCout , e-mobilis ,TopGuard , Matearis , Video Codes ,SundaySky , Secur DI , MomSense etc. Three of the 14 companies were sold to large enterprises, including SAP and Microsoft . In 2004 Mr. Nakar was elected as a Board member of the Israel-Japan chamber of Commerce. .
Ido Schechter, CEO
Dr. Schechter has been with the company for 9 years and is serving as the Company's CEO since January 2002. Prior to that, Dr. Ido Schechter has been the Company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing from August 1996. From January 1995 until August 1996, Mr. Schechter served as General Manager of Super Image, an affiliate of the Company; which operates a form processing service bureau. From August 1993 to December 1994, Mr. Schechter oversaw the start-up of automatic form processing services at Israel Credit Cards, Ltd. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Schechter was a research scientist at the Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Canada. Mr. Schechter is the recipient of eight Honors and Scholarships, has published or presented more than twenty-five articles and is a Captain in the Israeli Air Force. Mr. Schechter received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Plant Physiology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and his B.Sc. from the Hebrew University in Israel.
Arie Rand, CFO
Prior to his appointment as TIS’ Chief Financial Officer, Arie Rand served as Chief Financial Officer at Tescom, a high tech company with 600 employees and several subsidiaries worldwide. Before that, Mr. Rand was a senior manager in the finance department of a major industrial company. Mr. Rand also has several years of experience at one of Israel's leading accounting firms. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance.
Oded Leiba, MD of TIS UK
Oded Leiba is the Managing Director of TIS's UK operations. Prior to that, Oded served as the Company’s VP Professional Services. From May 1999 to May 2001, Oded was the TIS representative in Japan and worked with our exclusive distributor, EDMS for a period of three years. During this period, Oded, along with EDMS, were involved with several major projects in the insurance and medical sectors which helped TIS pave the way for a good relationship with IBM Japan. Prior to his tenure in Japan, Oded Leiba, as technical manager, helped establish a subsidiary of TIS, "Super Image", a service bureau which provided services to insurance companies and government offices. Before joining TIS, Oded Leiba was employed as a senior level programmer at VISA where he was involved in the installation of the first TIS forms-processing system (AFPS) from the client side. Oded Leiba holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Business Management from Tel Aviv University.
Ofir Shalev, VP R&D and CTO
Ofir Shalev leads all Top Image Systems research and development activities, and he is responsible for the company's technological roadmap. In this position Mr. Shalev is responsible of answering the current and future needs of the company by merging the two main developments efforts, advanced software engineering technologies and state of the art machine learning algorithms for data classification and recognition. Prior to this Ofir Shalev served as the company’s Director of Recognition for three years. During this period, Mr. Shalev was responsible for the development of Freedom, TIS' semi-structured data module. Before joining TIS, Mr. Shalev served as a senior development leader at the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Mr. Shalev holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science (Magna cum laude) from the Open University of Israel with research focused on Machine Learning algorithms, and Bachelor of Science degree from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.
Michael Schrader, General Manager, Top Image Systems Deutschland
Michael Schrader has served as the manager of TIS’s German operation since 2004. In this position, Mr. Schrader successfully established a solid operation with skilled sales and engineering teams able to respond to the demands of a highly competitive market, and develop superior standardized applications. Mr. Schrader has been with TIS since 1999, and has rapidly progressed within the company, serving as a software engineer, a technical team leader, an international strategic project manager and as the director of engineering for Europe. Prior to joining TIS, Mr. Schrader was a software engineer at Siemens and owned a Document Management consulting and development business. Mr. Schrader holds a B.Sc. of Business Engineering/Administration and is an Associate Engineer of Siemens Technical College.
Osamu Sakio, Representative Director, TIS Japan
Osamu Sakio has been the Representative Director of TIS Japan since its inception in April 2004. Prior to joining TIS Japan, in 1999, Mr. Osamu founded SunTrust International Co., Ltd, a private company that develops automated Inkan matching software together with the Israeli company e-Nkan. This software is still the only software which enables automated Inkan matching. Prior to that, Mr. Sakio worked for Saison Group as the Director of Seibu Department Store, the Director of Saison Corporation and as an Advisor to Saison Information Systems. In these positions, he was involved in restructuring Saison’s overseas operations in China, France, Italy, UK, and USA for more than 10 years. From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Sakio served as the Treasurer of CCKK, a 100% subsidiary of Citicorp, and as Representative Director and Vice President of FNNS, a joint venture of Citibank and Nippon Shinpan. In 1978, Mr. Sakio joined American Express in NY and worked as Senior Internal Auditor. Mr. Sakio holds a Bachelor of Arts from the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo and MBA from IMEDE (currently IMD) Lausanne Switzerland.
Alex Toh, MD Asiasoft Global (ASG)
Alex Toh established Asiasoft Global in 2004, merging the new company with Deca Solutions Pte Ltd. A company he previously established to focus on development of enterprise applications as well as turnkey solutions, including Accounting and Freight Management systems. From 2004 to 2007, ASG, under the management of Mr. Toh, opened new offices around the Asia region, acquired associate companies, Research & Development in Capture, Content Management as well as solutions for Shared Services centers. Mr. Toh also secured several major governmental funds and R&D grants which enabled ASG to grow its intellectual property (IP) in this arena. In 2007, Mr. Toh negotiated the acquisition of ASG by TIS following which, he became the head of solutions provider powerhouse in the Far East with leadership in Imaging and Information Management technologies with presence in Asia's major countries. Prior to establishing ASG, Mr. Toh founded Virtual Homes Pte Ltd, an online 3D / VRML company providing users with online 3D designs of their own homes. Mr. Toh is a graduate of the National University of Singapore with a degree from School Of Computing.
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Dipaparkan keratan akhbar di sana sini perihal POLITIK WANG yang mengotori pemilihan pucuk pimpinan UMNO di peringkat cawangan, belum lagi di peringkat tertinggi. Minggu lepas, calon ketua bahagian Seremban ditahan BPR. UMNO bahagian Sungai Besar juga telah dipanggil BPR bagi memberi keterangan.
Menurut akhbar Sinar Harian bertarikh 5hb Ogos 2008, Ketua Pengarah BPR mengaku telah menerima beberapa aduan rasuah dan sedang menyiasat kes-kes berkenaan. Beliau disebut sebagai berkata bahawa BPR menerima maklumat yang betul dan bernas daripada orang ramai.
Senikata Lagu Jalur Gemilang
Merahmu bara semangat waja
Putihmu bersih budi pekerti
Kuning berdaulat payung negara
Biru perpaduan kami semua
Puncak dunia telah kau tawan
Lautan luas telah kau redah
Membawa semangat jiwa merdeka
Semarak jaya kami warganya
Empat belas melintang jalurnya
Semua negeri dalam Malaysia
Satu suara satu semangat
Itu sumpah warga berdaulat
Jalur gemilang... di bawah naunganMU YA ALlah
Jalur gemilang... kami semua bersatu
Amalan murni rakyat Malaysia
Jalur gemilang... megah kami terasa
Jalur gemilang... kibarkanlah wawasan
Merah putih biru kuning
Jalur semangat kami semua
Tinjauan rambang telah dilakukan di sekitar kawasan Selat Klang dan bertemu penduduk telah dilakukan pada 4hb Ogos 2008.
Sempat bergambar dengan kanak-kanak yang sepatutnya bersekolah tetapi bekerja mencari besi buruk dan barang-barang lusuh untuk dijual bagi menyara hidup.
Kerja membina parit konkrit di hadapan Sekolah Khas Telok Gadong Klang
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Aktiviti Exco Modal Insan/ Pendidikan pada 01/08/08-03/08/08: Menyertai ESQ Training Angkatan 21 di Hotel Summit USJ
Tahmid dan Salam. Berkesempatan untuk menjalani kursus ESQ 165 anjuran E S Q Leadership Center di bawah jurulatih Pak Aminul Rachman, Pak Firdaus dan Pak Andi serta yang lain seperti En Fizi dan En Muqarrobin di Hotel Summit USJ Subang Jaya Selangor selama 3 hari. Kursus ini menggunakan kaedah Audiovisual, kesan "suara, cahaya dan bunyi", simulasi, "kesan catharsis", permainan, nasyeed serta lagu dan " role play ". Tiada pengambilan nota. Kursus dijalankan secara profesional dan setaraf dengan kursus-kursus anjuran syarikat seperti Success Resources atau Stephen Covey Leadership Centre.
Kelihatan dari kiri En Mohammed Razib Abu Bakar, Pengarah ESQ Leadership Center dan keempat dari kiri Pak Aminul Rachman sebagai Jurulatih Utama bagi Rantau Asia Tenggara.