Finally… it’s now confirmed remain open at the moment waiting for the court decision. It’s a good news for all the residents of Bandar Mahkota Residents. Cheer. All the best! =) Malaysia Boleh.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was victory for the residents of Bandar Mahkota Cheras after the Government ordered the Cheras-Kajang Highway operator to tear down the barrier along the access road to their housing area.
Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed, who made the announcement at the barrier site yesterday, said the Cabinet had decided that the road should remain open at least until a court case between the operator Grand Saga and Mahkota Cheras developer Narajaya Sdn Bhd was settled.
The joyful faces of hundred of residents who had gathered to witness Mohd Zin’s visit were a stark contrast to those who were at the same spot several times over the past few weeks to tear down barriers which Grand Saga rebuilt four times.
Happy faces: Residents of Bandar Mahkota Cheras cheering on Friday after Mohd Zin’s (centre) announcement.
The last episode was on Tuesday night when several residents were attacked by unidentified people.
“Grand Saga has agreed not to re-erect the barricade and not to engage a third party to take action against the Federal Government for the losses that they had suffered for vehicles using the toll-free access road,” Mohd Zin said yesterday.
He promised that there would be a permanent solution.
“I hope all parties, including the residents, will obey the law as the Government is sensitive to the peoples’ needs. We need to work together to solve the matter amicably.”
Mohd Zin said the Government would relook its decision once a court decision was made.
Grand Saga is claiming compensation from Narajaya for loss of income since its toll plaza will be by-passed with the construction of the road.
After Mohd Zin’s announcement, Grand Saga workers removed the concrete boulders from the middle of the road under the bypass between the Mahkota Cheras and Bandar Tun Hussein Onn access roads.
When met by reporters later, Taliworks Corporation Bhd chief executive officer Abdul Rahman Siraj said the Cabinet’s decision was fair to the residents, Grand Saga and the other parties concerned.
Taliworks has a 55% stake in Cerah Sama Sdn Bhd which owns and operates the highway via wholly-owned Grand Saga.
“The decision has temporarily solved the matter, and I would like to thank the minister for personally breaking the news,” he said.
Abdul Rahman said he hoped to have talks with Narajaya and hoped the ministry would be able to mediate so that both parties would be able to find an amicable solution before the court decision.
He said for the past few weeks, “unpleasant things” had occurred and he assured the public that Grand Saga was not involved in any of the criminal acts.
“Why should we engage thugs, and aggravate the matter?”
In Shah Alam, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the state would no longer call for an extraordinary general meeting in Grand Saga now that the Works Ministry had resolved the issue.
“I would like to thank the Federal Government and the Works Minister for making the right decision.”
This issue has been going on for weeks I guess. Again Grand Saga Sdn Bhd rebuild the barricade to prevent access into Bandar Mahkota, Cheras area and force the residents there to use the toll which causes inconvenient to the residents of Bandar Mahkota as they have to drive about 10km via Bandar Sg Long road, which is a waste of fuel and recently the fuel subsidy also lesser and lesser which causes the petrol price to increase.
Aren’t that’s government land and they can’t because of their own benefit and they should think before they act? I think the authorities or the person or body that involved should stand up and discuss and solve the problem / issue. If not it wouldn’t end, the Grand Saga Sdn Bhd will continue to build and the angry and annoyed residents will think of a way to torn down the barricade and it will have no end to it.
AN unfamiliar group turned up as “observers” as workers from Grand Saga Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire of the Cheras-Kajang highway, reconstructed the barrier at the access road in Bandar Mahkota Cheras yesterday.
Residents who were monitoring the work done by the workers said they were surprised by the presence of this third group.
The group comprising about 20 male individuals left at about noon and appeared again an hour later when the cement was being laid.
Some of the residents who were at the scene claimed the third group were likely “thugs” hired to deal with residents who might stop the workers from doing their job.
The reconstruction of the barrier began as early as 2am with workers assembling concrete boulders to block the access road.
Blocked: Some of the concrete blocks that have been placed on the access road.
Raymond Yap, 54, a resident Bandar Mahkota said that reconstructing the barricade was not a wise move .
“We would still have to pay toll because many people here need to use the highway.
“There are at least 30,000 people living here and so you can imagine the volume of cars going in and out. We have to drive about 10km via Bandar Sg Long road, which is a waste of fuel.
“I do not understand how is it that they can block the road which is on state government’s land,” he said, urging the state government to help resolve this problem as soon as possible.
National MCA Youth committee member Loh Chew June hopes that a mutual agreement can be achieved for the sake of the long-suffering residents.
“The state and Federal governments should put their political differences aside and see the problem from the residents’ point of view,” said Loh, who also urged the residents to be calm in dealing with the situation and avoid confrontation.
According to a Grand Saga spokesperson, the company was not aware of any group that was monitoring the reconstruction of the barrier.
He added that the residents were free to make a police report if they felt threatened by the presence of any individuals.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tensions ran high at Bandar Mahkota, Cheras, when hundreds of residents gathered to remove a barricade which was rebuilt early yesterday to prevent access into the area.
Four people were arrested in the incident.
Grand Saga Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire of the Cheras-Kajang Highway, had reconstructed the barricade after it was taken down by the residents a few weeks ago.
Barrier rebuilt: Residents gathering after the barricade was rebuilt by Grand Saga workers (inset) on Tuesday. Later in the evening, a fracas ensued as a group of unidentified men attacked the residents as they tried to dismantle the barricade. — CHUA KOK HWA, DARREN TAN and BRIAN MOH/ The Star
A fracas ensued at about 7.15pm when a group of unidentified men armed with sticks and helmets attacked the residents. Several residents were taken to hospital.
Also injured was a photographer from Utusan Malaysia, Roy Azis Abdul Aziz, who was beaten up when he tried to snap some photographs.
Several cars parked at the roadside were also smashed by the group.
The group of men sat on the blocks, not allowing the residents to remove them and threatened to attack those who tried to go near the barricade. However, the group disappeared when the police arrived later.
On May 8, about 1,000 residents from the nearby areas demonstrated at Bandar Mahkota Cheras.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Shakaruddin Che Mood said Grand Saga Business Development and Corporate Affairs executive director Zainal Abidin Ali had written to him on Monday informing that they would rebuild the barricade, and requested for security.
However, ACP Shakaruddin rejected the request as there was no court order on the matter.
Grand saga contractors started to rebuild the barricade at 12.30am and finished at about 6pm. Zainal Abidin said the barricade was built on an “indisputable area” within Grand Saga’s boundaries.
Until last night, five of the injured had lodged reports at the Kajang police headquarters.
One of the victims, who only wanted to be known as Ina, said she and her husband with their four-year-old son were watching the drama when a group of men suddenly attacked them.
A resident, who only wanted to be known as Ken, said he was hit by a helmet and a pipe on his neck and back.
“I was only watching them pairing down the concrete sledge when suddenly a bunch of people arrived and started beating everyone up. I ran after I was beaten several times but some others were injured quite badly,” said the 28-year-old.
Another resident Kenny Ki, 45, said a group of men came in two cars and five motorbikes.
The residents disperse at 7.45pm but gathered again later to remove the barricades.
At 10pm, the Federal Reserve Unit arrived in three trucks and two water canon trucks and gave three warnings to the residents to disperse.
At press time, only a handful of people were still gathering a distance away from the barricade and several policemen remained.
Dress code debacle: An Islamic group condemned girls’ school uniform, saying it encouraged rape and pre-marital sex.
I think that’s stupid plain excuses saying “encouraged rape and pre-marital sex”. Do you think it’s the factor? Is the Baju Kurung really sexy?? Compared to other Country like Japan or Western Country? haha
I think it’s human factor! To prevent crime and prevent rape cases it’s everybody’s responsibility.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian group condemned the uniform worn by girls at government schools, saying it encouraged rape and pre-marital sex.
“The white blouse is too transparent for girls and it becomes a source of attraction,” National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia vice-president Munirah Bahari said in a statement.
“It becomes a distraction to men, who are drawn to it, whether or not they like looking at it,” she said, calling for a review of uniform policy so that it did not violate Islamic ideals.
In multicultural Malaysia, home to majority-Muslim Malays as well as ethnic Chinese and Indians, female students at government schools have a choice of wearing a white blouse with a knee-length skirt or pinafore.
They may also wear a “baju kurung” and a headscarf is optional for Malay students.
Munirah said that “covering up” according to Islamic precepts was important to fend off social ills, including “rape, sexual harassment and even premarital sex.”
“This leads to babies born out of wedlock and, to an extent, even prostitution,” she said.
“Decent clothes which are not revealing can prevent and protect women from any untoward situations,” she said, suggesting that girls wear a blouse of a different colour or with an undergarment.
However, the girls themselves also came in for criticism, with the association saying that some used the white blouse to lure men.
“This is the source of the problem, where we can see that schoolgirls themselves are capable of using this to attract men to them,” Munirah said.
“This could see them getting molested, having premarital sex and all sorts of things.” – AFP
PALOH: The Education Minister dismissed talk that the current uniform worn by girls in government schools, which has been in use for decades, was too “sexy” and that it contributed to rape and other immoral acts.
Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein said the uniform would probably not change much in the next few years.
He said that he personally felt it was unfair to blame the students or their uniforms for sexual crimes committed against them.
“It is unfair to punish women and children for the clothes they wear for the act of the rapist,” he said, adding that he could not allow such stereotyping to continue.
“Clothing is not the main consideration for those who commit despicable acts like these,” he said, in reference to the National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia’s condemnation of the uniform for being too sexy.
The association said the uniform encouraged rape and pre-marital sex.
Hishammuddin said that although he believed that changing the uniforms would not reduce sexual crimes committed against schoolgirls, he would refer the matter to experts within his ministry before making a decision.
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Have you check whether your RM100 Malaysia Ringgit Note is one of the fakes note?
PETALING JAYA: Check your RM100 and RM50 notes, folks! Hold each note up to the light and if you can’t see the first King’s watermark portrait, it’s a fake.
Fruit vendor Loh Man, 53, discovered three days after a couple bought RM15 worth of fruits at his stall in Old Klang Road that the RM100 note they used to buy the fruits with was counterfeit.
Loh Man realised something was amiss when the colour on the note started to fade and the watermark of the King was missing when the note was held up to the light.
1) The security thread on a real note is embedded in the bill and appears on the reverse side of the note as a silver dotted line. When the note is held up against light, it is seen as a continuous dark line and the repeated text ‘BNMRM100′ can be read. This feature is missing on the counterfeit note, where the ‘security thread’ appears as a silver dotted line.
2) No raised Braille feature on the counterfeit note.
3) The holographic design on the LEADA (Long-lasting Economical Anti-copy Device) strip represents the same motif as used in the purple patch as well as the text ‘BNMRM100′. The colour of these elements change when the viewing angle is changed. The counterfeit note features just a silver thread with a floral pattern.
4) The portrait of the first King on the right of the real note is raised (Intaglio Print). This effect is missing on the fake note.
5) Watermark portrait of the first King is missing in the counterfeit note. The numeral 100 watermark at the base of the King’s watermark is also missing.
He sought the help of MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong who said this was the first RM100 fake note he had come across. He said he had been previously alerted of RM50 fake notes.
“Just hold the notes up to the light and check,” he advised the public at a press conference.
“The watermark portrait can be seen easily. At the base of the watermark, the numeral 100 is clearly visible in a real note but absent in counterfeit ones,” he said, adding that fake notes were also deeper in colour.
To demonstrate how easy it was to pass off the RM100 fake note as the real thing, Chong and a few reporters tested them out on merchants, who thought the notes to be real.
“I am very surprised that I managed to get through five merchants without being detected,” Chong said, adding that one trader took a close look at the note but still did not suspect anything.
Chong said he had seen a number of fake RM50 notes but claimed that Loh’s fake RM100 note was more sophisticated.
”I will bring the matter up to Bank Negara,” he said.
It’s funny and crazy Indian Video which translate from Indian Songs. You will laugh till you roll on the floor and tear. Haha… enjoy. Their dance are really geng and they sing also very geng too =p Enjoy the video. Anyway no discrimination here. =)
You know, I always think that Indian movie or MTV is very easy to shoot and it will not cost much as they only shoot at the same place and the whole movie or MTV is just dancing and dancing that’s all, but still it’s great effort from all the actor and actress.
“I’d love to see you pee on us tonight!”
Kill her, Kill her!!! haha…
Nipple Song. This one a bit 18SX, do not play if u below 18.
Who will win the Thomas Cup today? After the careful and strategic planning of the Korean team manager Kim Jong-soo. When Korea vs Malaysia, he put the single player to play double and double to play single just to avoid being 1st in the Group to avoid Chin in semi final and it’s clearly shown that what he planned is success when Malaysia lost to China on semi final. I was thinking what if Malaysia won in semi final and Korean have to face Malaysia again, I will definitely laugh if this happened. If it happened the Korean have to play their full force.
2008 Thomas Cup Final – China vs Korea, it will be live today @ 6pm Indonesia time and 7pm Malaysia time. Get your junk food and soft drink and sit in front of your tv for the match of the century!
Will Lin Dan, Bao Chun Lai and Fu Hai Feng / Cai Yun, Chen Jin the rest of the team mates make it after the women team lead by Xie Xing Fang who is his girlfriend won the uber cup yesterday? Will China get both Thomas and Uber Cup?
China vs Korea. China 3 – Korea 1
Lin Dan won the 1st point against Sung Hwan Park 10-21, 21-18, 21-8
Lin Dan seems no energy today and only play strategic game but at least he attack!
Now Fu Hai Feng and Cai Yun lost 1st game… now losing 2nd game…finally China lost in 1st double in two straight games…
Yun Cai / Haifeng Fu vs Jae Sung Jung / Yong Dae Lee 23-25, 16-21
Now Bau Chun Lai vs Lee Hyun II… Bao Chun Lai leading 1st game. It was a close fight between them… Bao Chun Lai won.
Chunlai Bao vs Hyun Ii Lee 28-26, 21-11
Zhongbo Xie / Zhendong Guo vs Jae Jin Lee / Ji Man Hwang 21-12, 19-21, 21-12
China Won 2008 Thomas Cup Final.
Korea made a history in 1st appearance in Thomas Cup final.
Xie Xing Fang and Lin Dan.
Lin Dan Sexy Picture, very muscular =)
Who do you support? Wat’s the result of this 2008 Thomas Cup Final – China vs Korea? Will be out soon.
On Monday, May 12, at 2.28 p.m. Beijing time (6:28 GMT), a major earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, jolted southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. Several lower-scale earthquakes and aftershocks followed in the same area. The quake destroyed many buildings in the area, as well as infrastructure like communication towers.
According to the latest reports, more than 12,000 people have died and many more have been injured or are missing. Many schools were destroyed, including one that had at least 900 students in it. As authorities reach more remote areas, these numbers are expected to rise.
Chinese state media say more than 50,000 people have died in the earthquake that devastated parts of China on Monday. The warning comes after the government confirmed that the death toll had risen to 19,500 Rescue efforts continue to search for thousands still trapped. About 10m people across the Sichuan province have been directly affected by the 7.9 quake.
Chinese authorities say 60,000 quake victims have been rescued and that all affected areas have now been reached. The country is sending 30,000 extra troops to Sichuan to help the 50,000 already involved in rescue efforts. Some soldiers parachuted into the remotest areas, and dropped essential supplies from aircraft. Beijing says it will accept foreign aid and has agreed to help from rescue teams from Japan and Taiwan.
Sichuan University student takes video at 2:29pm in dorm.
The 2008 Sichuan earthquake shook Wenchuan County, Sichuan province of the People’s Republic of China at 14:28:04 local time (06:28:04 GMT). It had a magnitude of 7.8 Mw according to the State Seismological Bureau of China and United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was felt as far away as Beijing and Shanghai, where office buildings swayed with the impact and Vietnam capital Hanoi.The closest major city from the earthquake’s epicenter is Chengdu.
The epicenter was at 31.084°N, 103.267°E, in Wenchuan County, Ngawa Prefecture, 90 km northwest of Chengdu, Sichuan, China, with its main tremor so far occurring at 14:28:04 local time (06:28:04 am GMT) on Monday 12 May 2008. Early reports of the earthquake’s Richter scale magnitude ranged from 7.6 to 8.0. Five major aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.0 to 6.0 were recorded within two hours of the main tremor.
Office workers in Chengdu reported a “continuous shaking for about two or three minutes”, with many people rushing outside.
I can feel the pain and after watching all the images and pictures and videos of the Shichuan, Cheng
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Who will win the Uber Cup today? The host country or the ever strong China women’s team will take the cup and follow by their men’s team? I suppose China will be difficult in beating Indonesia today as Indonesia is the host of this Uber Cup 2008 but it’s not the case as Indonesia lost to Korea during the semi final in Thomas Cup.
2008 Uber Cup Final – China vs Indonesia, it will be live today @ 1pm Indonesia time and 2pm Malaysia time. Get your junk food and soft drink and sit in front of your tv for the match of the century!
Will Xie Xing Fang an her team mates make it?
Xie Xing Fang and Lin Dan.
Lin Dan Sexy Picture, very muscular =)
Who do you support? Wat’s the result of this 2008 Uber Cup Final – China vs Indonesia? Will be out soon.
It’s over. China 3 – Indonesia 0. China won Uber Cup 2008 as expected.
Xingfang Xie vs Maria Kristin 21-8, 21-15 Wei Yang / Jiewen Zhang vs Lilyana Natsir / Vita Marissa 21-15, 19-21, 21-16 Lan Lu vs Adriyanti Firdasari 21-12, 21-10