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.