Sunday, December 14, 2008
RM47m Intel heist solved
By ANDREA FILMER
GEORGE TOWN: Police have classified the RM47mil Intel Technology Sdn Bhd microchip heist in 2006 as solved but the case remains open as the goods have yet to be recovered.
State deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm (I) Datuk Salleh Mat Rasid said more than 30 suspects had been arrested but none had been charged as there was insufficient evidence.
“Under the Emergency Ordinance, eight of the suspects were sent to the Simpang Renggam detention centre for two years while the remaining suspects were released.
“The goods cannot be recovered so we do not regard this as an achievement. We have classified the case as solved since we have identified the robbers, but not closed,” he said, adding that they suspected the microchips had been smuggled out of the country.
The heist, one of the country’s biggest and most daring, involved more than 20 robbers who stormed the Second Air Cargo Complex in Batu Maung in two trailers and escaped with 585 cartons and 18 pallets of microchips. Seventeen people were hurt during the robbery.
On a related matter, SAC Salleh told a press conference at investPenang yesterday that Penang’s crime index had declined.
He said the state police were focusing on improving their delivery system and crime prevention strategies.
The programmes for next year would be announced by Penang CPO Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob soon, he added.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who chaired the press conference, said the state was looking into a proposal to set up a permanent police base at each end of the Penang Bridge.
On the use of the Emergency Ordinance on the suspected Intel robbers which involved the use of detention without trial, Lim said the disclosure of this information “did not mean we (Pakatan Rakyat) supported the law” as Pakatan had made its stand on the issue “very clear”.(source)
Our law enforcement and prosecution's track record are really really poor till they have to resort to using a dirty tactic to detain the so called "suspects" as there was no concrete evidence.
So, how they classified the case as "solved" really baffles me. And to see that those 8 "suspects" detained for crime that they may not commit. So, what happened to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Ironically, this declaration was signed 4 days ago, 60 years before.
Funny and ironic eh? But it's not to me! Our government is slowly turning into a Khmer Rouge regime.
Monday, December 08, 2008
After all, these Bkt Antarabangsa are places where the posh and the wealthy stays.
Will you be suprised if these signboards are put up around the place?
Will you be suprised if a mandatory curfew be imposed on these areas to prevent burglary and looting, just like in New Orlean after the Katrina Hurricane aftermath?
Not for me. I won't bat an eyelid should these happen.
Human race has degraded to the lowest level after all.
Monday, December 01, 2008
One of the cutest, and funniest ever cartoon I have ever watched..
I swear I could watch this a hundred times and will never get bored! Now, where can I get such cute dog like Bolt?
Funny No. 5
Who says Malaysians are conservative?
Watch them go bare-all!!
SHAH ALAM: Eight members of Gerakan Reformasi Rakyat Malaysia (Reformis) will stalk Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and strip naked when they come face to face with him.
The men, aged 33 to 50, are from the movement’s “Dare to be Nude Squad.” [What the f*ck?]
They have decided to go ahead and bare all in protest against the state government’s decision to raise the rental of low-cost houses.
“Our struggle is to keep the rental rate for government low-cost houses under the People’s Housing Scheme from going up.
“We wanted a police permit to strip in front of the State Secretariat as a sign of protest but we were denied it, so, now we will stalk the Mentri Besar and go butt naked when we get the chance,” said movement president Ramlan Abu Bakar. [Please do some wiggle-wiggle in front of him too!]
He said the movement could not accept the state executive council’s decision in July to raise the rental from RM124 to RM250 a month for about 6,200 homes.
“We will go naked to get the message across. Our act is to humiliate or embarrass the Mentri Besar for not keeping to his general election promises to help the low-income earners,” he said. [Who will get humiliated? The stripper, or the looker? These people's common sense doesn't really make sense at all!]
On Nov 29, Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar had said that the police would reject applications for permits of such nature.
Ramlan said the act of going naked was similar to pie throwing, where pies are thrown at politicians or others as a means of protesting against political beliefs or against perceived arrogance in the person. [Oh, so by going nude and doing wiggle-wiggle dance would be the best way to show your disapproval? I can't wait to try that out!]
On Monday, Ramlan, together with nine other members, lodged a police report and also filed a report with the state Anti-Corruption Agency here against Khalid for alleged misuse of funds in organising a rakyat’s (citizens’) dinner at the PKR national congress last week.
“We want Khalid to vacate his post while the investigations are going on,” he said.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Those hole-y assholes, i mean, hole-y organization really did it.
No more yoga for Muslims.
They really have guts to reject yoga. According to these VIP (very idiotic pious) people, the 3 combo (movement, chanting and worshipping) are main elements in yoga and contradicts with Islamic value.
I really salute these VIP gau gau!!
Funny No. 2
Another funny article by Patrick Teoh. So, can the real fler (killer) please stand up?
Funny No. 3
Ahh, he is back to his old form - punching on the right spot. May Allah bless him.. Oops!! I could risk myself thrown into jail if they caught me using the word "Allah"..
Malaysians really have a good sense of humour, don't we?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
So, I did a short detour to this place. It was also known as Bukit Belanda, or "Dutch Hill". This place is located in Kuala Selangor, famous for the firefly sightings. By the time I reached there, it was almost close to 5pm, and I only managed to take a very very short tour at the museum located here. Didn't have the chance to fully digest the information and the historical background of the place, as the tour was cut short.Quite a waste, actually.
Anyway, below are some snapshots of the place.
Therefore, you can opt to take a tram to the top, or you can walk up. Ticket cost only RM2 for both way.
It's a brisk walk of 15 minutes from the bottom of hill to the top, if you choose to do so.
During the old times, lots of merchant ship, especially Dutch ships, plied the route of Straits of Melaka. From the top of the hill, one can see the coastline from afar.
From here, you can see small fishing villages dotting the river banks. You can also see the mangrove sanctuary, a haven for migrating birds.
I saw 2 eagles soaring sky above during my visit. Scouring for food in the marsh.
You will be greeted by this 17th century cannon. Originally brought by the Dutch to protect the fort from enemies. There are several cannons placed all over the hill top, all facing towards the sea, supposedly to guard the straits from pirates and enemies alike.
This type of tree can be found in abundant in Kuala Selangor. Well, that's what it was stated in the museum.
The shape of the tree is rather nice, don't you think?
This tree is a favourite hangout for the monkeys that lives surrounding the hill.
View of a cannon below a mentagar tree. I lovethis photo shot.
There was a chair below the tree too (not captured in the shot), and I saw two monkeys sitting there, lovey-dovey-ing to each other.
Btw, these monkey falls under the group "Homosapiens". Hehehe...
A 17th century cannon, with the lighthouse at the background
Lots and lots of silverleaf monkeys can be found here. One rough count showed there were at least 100 of them here.
These monkeys are adorable, seriously. They are very friendly and approachable. I was a little afraid when seeing a whole group of them, but once you started feeding them with long beans and bananas (which was sold here), and seeing how beautiful they are, my scared feelings are gone. Beautiful, you say?
No kidding. They have a sporty hairstyle, like David Becham's mohican hairstyle which was famous a few years back. They gave them nickname "David Beckham".
Try not to be near them, as they are rather fierce.
(Photo taken from another website)
A python, about 3 metres long
And a tiger!! Hah!!
Nevertheless, I look forward to visit the trip again, but I will have to make sure I reach there earlier, not late in the evening!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I thought that our love will last forever.
I was wrong.
I know that the time we know each other is short, but we could give it a try if we could.
But you didn't.
Maybe we will work out just fine if you are willing to give ourselves a chance.
But we began to fall apart.
You try to avoid me, I know it.
Avoid seeing me, or even answering my call.
I could never find any thing wrong that I did that caused you to do so.
Could it be my lack of attention? Or me not beside you in times of need?
I could never understand.
But now I do.
You finally have the courage to admit that you are seeing someone else.
That really hurt my heart. Like a stab, deep into me.
And worse still, you are going to marry that bastard and bear his child.
I will never forgive you for this despicable act.
Farewell, my love.
ps: I will still keep those beautiful photo collection of yours. That will be handy in times of need.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Well, today, I am feeling exactly the same.
Words couldn't described how happy I was to receive that gift. Tears almost rolled down my cheek when my mum broke the news to me. Though I have not seen in person what is the gift, I know that this would be a very special gift, from my dearest friend.
Thank you, my dear friend. I know you are always dear in my heart. I shall always remember you.
Now, let's wait for the next upcoming discount for me to reciprocate the gift.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
However, economist will argue that saving during the bad times will only make the economy harder to recuperate. The money put in banks will not generate more money as the interest rates are usually low. Instead, they will urge the people to spend so that the money will be circulated in the economy. When people spend, it is a sign that the condition is not bad as people has the ability to spend. The effect of the money transferring from one’s possession to another will create wealth, and thus boosting the confidence of the overall market. This is better as the wealth is well spread compared to putting all the money into bank savings, thus benefiting only the bank.
So, instead of practising what I preach, which is save, save and save, I decided to heed the economist’s advice for once, and I went for a buying spree at a local book fair. Talk about walking the talk! I can’t help that I am behaving like a politicians, as 99.99% of them do not practise what they preach. Hehehee!
(I later found out that I have downloaded the e-book version in my laptop last time and I wasn’t even aware of it!)
(I haven't watch the movie version though)
(Definitely can learn one thing or two from the founders of one of the
biggest companies in the world)
Chronicles of Narnia (Book 1 to 3), by CS Lewis
Climbing Book, with plenty of graphics, costing only RM10. Cheap, cheap, cheap!!
Obsessive compulsive kicked in, and I ended up buying about 10 books. Total cost = RM150+.
Isn’t it great to know that this money will be benefitting the bookstore, publisher, author, advertising company and newspaper (It was promoted in the local paper), the temporary workers at the bookfair, transporter (massive amount of books required to be transported from the warehouse to the book fair, right?), right down to the ice-cream pedlars outside the bookfair (I also bought an ice-cream after hours spent there)?
I have done my part to save the ailing economy, though it’s not really a big help. What about you?
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Let's take a short tour around the campus.
Photo 1 : The main road leading into UKM entrace. One can see the uni's mosque just on the right of the entrace
It's the main hall of the university.
It was here that I won led my hostel and winning medals in the annual inter-hostel swimming competition *beaming with pride*
Photo 5 : One nice thing about UKM is that there are lots of greeneries around. You can find rows of trees alongside the road. The management is really supportive of green environment, I guess
Photo 7 : View of FSKK (Faculty of Human Science and Sociology ... I think the name is something like that larr)
Used to hang out here often (reading free newspaper, chatting up with frens, lepak lepak, watching TV)
*** PUSANIKA ***
Photo 20 : Solar House, an experimenting ground for solar energy. A new addition after I graduated. Situated opposite Faculty of Engineering.