Woo hoo! It’s New Year Eve today! Where are you going to countdown and celebrate to the year of 2013?! If you got no where to go maybe you can consider going to party with MyFM at Sungei Wang! There’s massive artistes line up and also awesome 5 minutes of Fireworks for the countdown to 2013!
金河My Music Hands Up 跨年拉阔演唱会 锺瑾桦不敢与何志健朱浩仁斗舞
一众大马帮歌手异口同声表示， 在金河跨年演唱会上会有“劲爆”演出， 诚邀乐迷前来一起狂欢。
（吉隆坡21日讯）《金河My Music Hands Up跨年拉阔演唱会》将在12月31日在金河广场隆重引爆！嘉宾之一的gina更夸口说当晚会有“G Cup”的舞蹈表演，队长多罗更拱精灵和帅皮模仿蔡依林玩“空降”！
Woo hoo! It’s New Year Eve today! Where are you going to countdown and celebrate to the year of 2013?! If you got no where to go maybe you can consider going to party with SuteraMall at Johor! There’s massive artistes line up for the countdown to 2013!
Recently, I have joined Petronas for the Sentuhan Kasih Deepavali @ Kampung Wellington. We are on a mission to help the villages in the “Gotong Royong”, making Kampung Wellington a better place and a better environment! Despite the long journey, everything was worth it!
We have to reach very early in the morning as it took about 3 hour’s long journey to reach Kampung Wellington. Even though we need to reach early in the morning, gathered in KLCC before we depart by bus to Kampung Wellington, the journey was fun as it was together with all the media friends and bloggers, and what more it’s for the event that helping in Gotong Royong.
Program Sentuhan Kasih is a PETRONAS festive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSI) programme piloted in 2005 in preparation to celebrate major festivities in Malaysia. It’s initiated to communicate the ‘human’ side of PETRONAS where staffs are given the opportunity to share the spirit of togetherness and share the festive joy with the underprivileged community.
PETRONAS making it an annual affair in 2006 and expanded the programme to cover other festivals such as Deepavali, Chinese New Year, Gawai, Tadao Kamaatan and Christmas depending on the locations.
The target location was Kampung Wellington, Manjung, Perak!
It’s a small village with a total number of 500 villagers that form the 66 families. 80% of the villagers are Indians while the remaining are Malay and Chinese.
Most of the villagers are poor with household income of lesser than RM700 and some are single mothers with many schooling children.
Most of the villagers work at the palm estate and being paid on a daily basis which results in non-fixed monthly income with families have six to eight schooling children.
So we are there to help up a bit and that’s what we could do at least by cleaning up the kampung and giving some incentive and help by Petronas!
Every year, the underprivileged from various locations were invited to participate in various activities prepared for the programme and received festive hampers, ‘ang pows’ and ‘duit raya’. I would say it’s a great initiative by Petronas to reward back to the society.
Everyone in the Kampung Wellington was given a gift pack each for the Sentuhan Kasih Deepavali celebration from Petronas.
In 2011, the ‘turun padang’ concept is introduced to create a more sustainable impact to the stakeholders and PETRONAS staff where staff volunteers conduct ‘gotong-royong’ to refurbish rundown facilities such as schools and homes.
The day’s programme “Sentuhan Kasih” started with a gotong-royong activity by a group of 40 student volunteers from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), assisted by the local residents, to clean up and refurbish the villages’ common areas and amenities.
We joined the UTP students and locals in this programme. Before that, were being brief about the “Gotong-Royong” when we arrived on how to clean up Kampung Wellington and how to beautify the place.
Each of us was given a pair of hang gloves to start with.
Posing a bit before we start the actual “Gotong-Royong”!
Then we were divided into team to cover different area and started the “Gotong-Royong”. Our aim was just to make Kampung Wellington a better place as the main objective!
It’s never an easy task but we all enjoy doing that because it’s like rewarding back to the society and we are proud to be of the programme.
The villagers were also given free health screening and an informative workshop on substance abuse by Red Crescent Malaysia and Persatuan Pengasih Malaysia.
They are so happy because their result was good and healthy!
Learn how to make vada. Vada also known as wada or vade or vadai or Bara (pronounced “wah-dei”, “vah-daa”, “vah-dey”, or “vah-die”), is a savoury fritter-type snack from South India.
Recently I was introduces to this vada and really falling in love with it!
The aunty is making a living out of it by just selling vada and she’s selling vada for more than 30 years! That’s how determine the villages are.
Had a chit chat with those UTP students which involved in this programme and they are so happy to be part of it and they don’t mind the sweat and the long hours spend.
For lunch, the villagers were joined by another 77 families from Ayer Tawar, Lumut and Sri Manjung, who are beneficiaries of Program Sentuhan Harapan PETRONAS – a community outreach programme that provides basic assistance to hardcore poor families in the country.
There’s also a dance performances by UTP students. The dance move was so smooth and fluid! Awesome!
Towards the end of the programme, PETRONAS Senior General Manager of Group Corporate Affairs Division, Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah and UTP Vice Chancellor Datuk Ir. (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim handed out cash donations to all of the families
Souvenir presentation to the representatives.
All the bloggers and media friends that supporting the Sentuhan Kasih Deepavali with Petronas @ Kampung Wellington! See how happy and energetic we are!
Check out the official video release from Petronas on the Sentuhan Kasih @ Kampung Wellington below!
I saw a lot of people sharing this news and thought this would be good tips to prevent breast cancer! Read on if you would like to prevent breast cancer! It’s so easy and in simple steps only! Just squeeze the boobs!
You may get some help to squeeze your boobs by your partner perhaps!?
Some say it will get bigger as well? Yay! Let’s get it squeezed! Lolz.
Squeezing Boobs Can Stop Breast Cancer
If you need another excuse to show some love to the mammaries, scientists have found that squeezing breasts can actually prevent malignant breast cells from triggering cancer. Yes, squeezing. Guys and gals, do your part in stopping cancer, please.
Gautham Venugopalan, a lead member on the research team from the University of California in Berkeley, says that experiments have shown that applying physical pressure to the cells can guide them back to a normal growth pattern, as opposed to just letting it follow cancerous growth. Specifically:
“People have known for centuries that physical force can influence our bodies… When we lift weights our muscles get bigger. The force of gravity is essential to keeping our bones strong. Here we show that physical force can play a role in the growth—and reversion—of cancer cells.”
The experiment involved growing malignant cells within silicone and squeezing the silicone during the first stages of cell growth. Over time, those malignant cells started to grow normally. Venugopalan says that, those malignant cells just need “the right cues to guide them back to a healthy growth pattern”. Squeezing them are those right cues. So, folks. Let’s squeeze more.
Squeezing breasts could prevent cancer, best study ever says
Getting to second base, the holy grail for hormonal boys, is now science: New research has shown that squeezing breasts could prevent malignant breast cells from causing cancer. This doesn’t give pervy dudes license to grope you on the subway, ladies, but it does mean boob-grabbing should be a regular part of your self-care routine (yes, absolutely try it DIY-style). Experiments found that physical pressure led cells back to normal growth patterns, and that even after compression was no longer applied, the malignant cells stopped growing. Spread the word, boob-lovers of the world.
Scientists found that applying physical pressure to malignant breast cells guided them back to a normal growth pattern
A little squeeze may be all that it takes to prevent malignant breast cells triggering cancer, research has shown.
Laboratory experiments showed that applying physical pressure to the cells guided them back to a normal growth pattern.
Scientists do not envisage fighting breast cancer with a new range of compression bras, but they believe the research provides clues that could lead to new treatments.
“People have known for centuries that physical force can influence our bodies,” said Gautham Venugopalan, a leading member of the research team at the University of California in Berkeley, United States.
“When we lift weights our muscles get bigger. The force of gravity is essential to keeping our bones strong. Here we show that physical force can play a role in the growth – and reversion – of cancer cells.”
The study involved growing malignant breast epithelial cells within a gel injected into flexible silicone chambers. This allowed the scientists to apply compression during the first stages of cell growth, effectively squashing the cells.
Over time, the squeezed malignant cells began to grow in a more normal and organised way.
Once the breast tissue structure was formed the cells stopped growing, even when the compressive force was removed. Non-compressed cells continued to display the haphazard and uncontrolled growth that leads to cancer.
“Malignant cells have not completely forgotten how to be healthy; they just need the right cues to guide them back to a healthy growth pattern,” said Mr Venugopalan, a doctoral student.
The results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco.
Are we living in the end times? For years, the fast approaching end of the Mayan calendar, calculated to end Friday, December 21, 2012 during the winter solstice has been hyped as an apocalyptic conclusion to life as we know it. Will it be happening??
后天你将会看到… “TMD 我竟然还活着!!!”
If yes, the world end according to which time zone? Hmm… Today, I still able to wake-up and my eyes still can open!
Q&A About End Of The World By Nasa
Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.
Answer (A):The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.
Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?
A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 — hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.
Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then — just as your calendar begins again on January 1 — another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.
Q: Is NASA predicting a “total blackout” of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25?
A: Absolutely not. Neither NASA nor any other scientific organization is predicting such a blackout. The false reports on this issue claim that some sort of “alignment of the Universe” will cause a blackout. There is no such alignment (see next question). Some versions of this rumor cite an emergency preparedness message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is simply a message encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies, recorded as part of a wider government preparedness campaign. It never mentions a blackout. ›Watch the Video
Q: Could planets align in a way that impacts Earth?
A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. One major alignment occurred in 1962, for example, and two others happened during 1982 and 2000. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence. › More about alignment
Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?
A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.
Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the Earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?
A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-switch to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. Scientists believe a magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia. › More about polar shift
Q: Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?
A: The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA Near-Earth Object Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.
Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of the world ending in 2012?
A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012. › Why you need not fear a supernova › About super volcanoes
Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?
A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history. › Video: Solar Storms › More about solar storms
As the winter solstice approaches on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, images spoofing “end-of-the-world” fears are popping up online.
Fretting over the so-called “end of the world” on Dec. 21 is now reaching a fever pitch, and while some are continuing to prepare just in case of a disaster, America’s space agency is doing its best to make sure there’s no panic.
“Dec. 21, 2012, won’t be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice,” NASA says with a hint of humor on a specially created webpage to answer frequently asked questions.
“Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.”
The first question on the NASA page asks if there are any threats to the Earth in 2012, noting that many sites on the Internet say the world will end this December.
The agency states outright: “The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.”
When asked how scientists at the space agency feel about the worried claims, NASA says: “For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.”
Regarding the origin of the fears, NASA says, “The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 – hence the predicted doomsday date of Dec. 21, 2012.”
It labels Nibiru and other theories about wayward planets headed toward Earth “an Internet hoax.”
The space agency does address the concern about the “end” of ancient Mayan calendar, and explains: “Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after Dec. 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on Dec. 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then – just as your calendar begins again on Jan. 1 – another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.”
Some have been concerned about a “total blackout” of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25.
The space agency says, “Absolutely not. Neither NASA nor any other scientific organization is predicting such a blackout. The false reports on this issue claim that some sort of “alignment of the Universe” will cause a blackout. There is no such alignment. Some versions of this rumor cite an emergency preparedness message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is simply a message encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies, recorded as part of a wider government preparedness campaign. It never mentions a blackout.”
NASA is being deluged with calls and letters from worried people all over the globe.
Agency spokesman Dwayne Brown told the Los Angeles Times that 200 to 300 people are contacting NASA every day to ask about the end of the world.
David Morrison, a NASA scientist who runs an “Ask an Astrobiologist” column for the space program, spoke at length with the Awl about the flood of mail.
“I don’t know why they write to NASA at all,” he said. “Probably because there’s nowhere else to write.”
A typical message begins with text such as: “Dear sir, I know you work for the government and cannot be trusted since Congress has passed a law making it illegal for anyone to tell the public about an incoming near-Earth object, but … ”
“I have become somewhat obsessed with it,” he told the Awl. “It’s the depths of their commitment that’s so amazing, that they will go to such mental contortions to try to think of a way to preserve their beliefs in spite of evidence to the contrary.”
Yet despite NASA’s best efforts, there remains some hysteria.
Argentina has reportedly closed its Uritorco mountain to the public, due to fears of a “mass spiritual suicide” there after an appeal on Facebook to that effect.
“It was a decision taken by consensus, to pre-empt any distortion of the Mayan prophecy,” Gustavo Sez, mayor of the nearby town of Capilla del Monte, told Agence France-Presse.
Some are cashing in on people’s fears.
Radio Free Europe reports that in the Siberian city of Tomsk, what began as a gag to offer end-of-the-world survival kits has since turned into a profitable business venture.
The $29 kits include a length of rope, bandage, a notepad, vodka, a can of fish, a bar of soap and several other “essentials.”
“People have been talking about the end of the world a lot lately, so we decided to joke about it,” Aleftina Popova, an employee at Marina Mendelson, the wedding agency offering the kits, says. “We came up with this kit to show people how to laugh about such things.”
As WND previously reported, the 2012 doomsday scenario is not just a Mayan calendar issue, as many cultures worldwide have predicted an end-time scenario this year.
Author Tom Horn has written books such as “Apollyon Rising 2012″ and “Petrus Romanus” to document the theories, and he specifically talked about fears of “the end” in a lecture in Branson, Mo., in July.
A video clip of his presentation is here:
He reminds everyone that none of the ancient calendars actually predict the “end of the world.”
“That is a new age phenomenon,” Horn told WND. “What several of them forecast is the dawn of a new age starting in 2012 during a time of trial that ultimately will give birth to an enlightened form of man.”
Tom Horn’s “Apollyon Rising 2012″ and “Petrus Romanus” are both available in WND’s Superstore.
Horn says a magazine reporter was surprised to find out Horn himself was making no personal plans at all besides what he’s always done.
“I am a prepper and grew up in a home where we never counted on the government or neighbors to save us in a crises,” he said. “We always had a back-up plan – food, water, gear, and weapons to protect it if necessary. So on Dec. 21 I’ll go to bed that evening having faith in God and knowing that I’ve already taken steps to survive whatever may come, both spiritually and physically.”
Horn concluded: “As for the future, I fear for the stability of our country and worry over things like foreign policy, especially regarding Israel. To be blunt, we have the most inept executive leadership in the history of this country in my opinion and many Americans seem to be blind to what is going on. As for the end times, I challenge anybody to show me any part of prophecy that is not unfolding rapid fire.”
The all new iPhone 5 has finally arrived in Malaysia and as expected, the launch by Maxis was MASSIVE and it drew a huge crowd even at the midnight! It took place at Pikom ICT Mall CapSquare last week on 14th December and the event started at about 7pm at 13th December night and till the next day!
This was where the Maxis iPhone 5 launch happened! Hmm there’s nothing much inside CapSquare and it’s like how the start of the famous gadget IT MALL, Lowyat Plaza. Hopefully CapSquare able to sail thru the storm and become the next popular gadget mall one day!
Suren J. Amarasekera : Joint Chief Operating Officer
T. Kugan : Head of Product, Device, Innovation and Roaming
T. Kugan presented the iPhone 5 and walk through some slides detailing the new Maxis plans as well as some of the Maxis Rewards Applications which provides Maxis customers special services, privileges, discounts vouchers and more.
There’s also a newly introduced “Cloud based storage system for the iPhone 5″ called Loker and it has 10GB free space for all Maxis users who signs for the phone.
Maxis also introduced a super affordable plan, the iValue 50. This plan basically allows everyone to own an iPhone 5 as the plan only costs RM50 a month which is very affordable!
Maxis going to create another history with this iPhone 5!
All equipped with their Apple products or gadgets while waiting for the launch and waiting for the iPhone 5 to be landed in their hand!
Don’t worry about your phone running low batt, there’s plenty of charging station here prepared specially for you while waiting for the launch! #maxis5
Fear not! There’s 45 payment counters and 9 collection counters by alphabetical order! Even thought there’s so many counters and part time workers, the process still very slow as there’s a lot of manual input need to key into the system I believe? Some have to wait at least 3-5 hours to get their phone!
All waiting for the clock to strike 00:00:00 to grab their iPhone 5!
The 1st in the queue for iPhone 5 launch! He’s been there since 12 hours ago till the launch! This is because he wanted iPhone 5 so badly and the launch day was actually his birthday! It’s really a truly amazing gift!
It’s been a week since the launch of iPhone 5 in Malaysia by all the telco (Maxis, Digi, Celcom), have you grab one yourself yet? If yes, what’s your package and how do you fine the new iPhone 5?
Oooh yah! I have seen some friends reported that there’s tiny hairline scratches on the new iPhone 5 and even the iPad Mini! Damn! Also they are not allow to change due to this scratches, it’s factory defect right?! Hopefully no one will get these scratched unit!
I have heard from a lot of people or friends around me telling me that those samans by AES in Selangor can be ignored and do not need to care or do not even need to pay them? Any one can confirm? AES not approved by the Selangor Government but JPJ still installed it?
Then it’s confirmed in the news that “it maintained that the AES summonses issued by the Road Transport Department were valid.”
Hmm… Anyone can confirm that? I think a lot people would really like to know should they pay the saman or not if kena AES!?
Selangor: Pemasangan AES tidak sah
SHAH ALAM – Pemasangan kamera Sistem Penguatkuasaan Automatik (AES) di Selangor didakwa dibuat tanpa kebenaran pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT).
Exco Kerajaan Tempatan, Kajian dan Penyelidikan Selangor, Ronnie Liu berkata, maklumat itu diperolehi daripada Yang Dipertua PBT di seluruh negeri yang mendedahkan bahawa pemasangan kamera AES itu dibuat tanpa keizinan pihak mereka.
“Ini (pasang kamera AES tanpa kebenaran merancang) adalah salah di sisi undangundang. Bagi saya, kalau tiada kebenaran merancang, ia dianggap illegal (tidak sah). Sesiapa pun yang kena (saman), mereka tidak payah bayar sebab (pemasangan kamera AES dibuat) tanpa kelulusan,” katanya.
Kelmarin, Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng berkata, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) akan menangguhkan pelaksanaan AES bagi empat negeri bawah pentadbirannya iaitu Selangor, Pulau Pinang, Kedah dan Kelantan.
Menurut Guan Eng, penangguhan itu dibuat sehingga kajian mendalam dijalankan dan maklum balas daripada rakyat diperoleh.
Mengulas mengenai penangguhan itu, Ronnie berkata, Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim akan mengumumkan perkara tersebut selepas berbincang dengan wakil Kementerian Pengangkutan esok.
“Tentang penangguhan AES, itu kena tunggu sampai Khamis ini. MB akan buat pengumuman selepas mesyuarat Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Selangor (MTES), Khamis ini.
“Sekarang, beliau sedang menunggu penjelasan lanjut daripada Kementerian Pengangkutan (mengenai perkara ini). Sepatutnya perbincangan diadakan minggu lalu namun disebabkan masalah tertentu, ia ditangguhkan,” katanya.
Menurutnya, dalam pertemuan itu, Kerajaan Negeri akan membangkitkan isu kebenaran merancang, had laju dan lokasi pemasangan kamera AES munasabah selain mempersoalkan harga kamera berkenaan yang dikatakan terlalu tinggi.
“Saya kurang pasti berapa kamera AES hendak dipasang di Selangor. Namun perbincangan ini hanya melibatkan jalan bawah kerajaan tempatan (PBT) saja,” katanya.
SHAH ALAM: Selangor will block the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) after finding that the Transport Minister did not get the approval from the local authorities to put up the cameras.
Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said, following a briefing by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) on Thursday at the Selangor Economic Action Council meeting, that the state government would appoint an independent valuator to review if the ministry had “holistically considered” all necessary procedures before implementing and installing the AES.
“From the briefing, the state government found that the Transport Ministry failed to get the approval for the construction of structures for the AES from the local authorities.
“Therefore, the state government will direct all local councils to inform the ministry that the installation of AES contravened the law and cannot be implemented,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Khalid said the agreement between the Federal Government and the concessionaire should be reviewed before AES was enforced, as the 17% profit margin for the concessionaire was unreasonable.
“We also propose that the collection be kept in a trust, rather than a consolidated account, so it can fund road safety awareness programmes.
“By doing this, the people who pay summonses would be contributing to the nation and not help enrich businessmen,” he said.
Through the trust account, the concessionaire would only be allowed to collect reasonable profit to recover the cost of installing AES cameras.
PUTRAJAYA: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has freezed all court proceedings related to summonses issued under the Automated Enforce-ment System (AES).
This is to allow time for the Chambers to study legal concerns that were raised in these cases, it said in a statement yesterday.
Nevertheless, it maintained that the AES summonses issued by the Road Transport Department were valid.
“However, in view of the concerns expressed by certain quarters on the law and other technicalities, the AGC has decided to look into this matter and directed that all proceedings be withheld until the concerns have been addressed.
“A decision will be made within the next few days on the above mentioned issues,” the statement added.
In respect of the four AES summons cases that have been discharged not amounting to an acquittal, the AGC said they would be re-studied and re-registered if they warranted any prosecution.
In KUALA LUMPUR, two AES cases at the Traffic Court were adjourned at the request of a deputy public prosecutor.
DPP K. Vasugi asked for a month’s postponement when the summons cases against Henny Suraini Yaakob and taxi driver Mohd Ridzuan Yusof came up for mention yesterday.
Lawyer Zulhazmi Shariff said Vasugi had told magistrate Noora-syikin Sahat the prosecution wanted to apply for a postponement of their cases on grounds that the documents were not ready.
“She (the DPP) said the officer who prepared the documents was not around.
“Today, I am supposed to get documents from the JPJ (Road Transport Department) to prepare for their trial,” said Zulhazmi, whose clients had on Dec 4 claimed trial to beating the red light at the Jalan Klang Lama-Jalan Sepadu junction.
The magistrate set Jan 18 for mention.
He said his colleague, lawyer Azmi Zakaria, had gone to Putrajaya court for a similar AES case for a client who allegedly beat the red light in Lebuh Sentosa road.
“The prosecutor asked for a postponement but Azmi objected, saying the case was not read in court.
“Azmi applied for our client to be released. The court granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal,” Zulhazmi added.
Sources said that those summoned in AES cases to the Jalan Duta traffic court were asked to go home without their cases being heard.
“They came to the registration counter and were told to go home,” a source said.
Apart from the continuous upgrading initiative, LITRAK Group will implement a new lane configuration at Petaling Jaya Toll Plaza (Southbound). It’s been 2 months and there’s a little improvement I guess.
Hence, kindly ensure your lane for smooth traveling by following the signboard provided. For any inquiries, please call LITRAK Helpline at 03 – 7494 7333 or visit our website at www.litrak.com.my.
STICK TO YOUR PLAZAS! I still see some drivers can’t get their lanes right!
Updates : Now seems to removed the barrier and it’s only split for the 100-200 meters after toll, then those barriers are removed! I think it’s better and it will surely reduce the jam coming from the Kesas upcoming road to Puchong / Bukit Jalil intersection.
You know most smartphone plans from telcos are generally more expensive and packed with a rather huge amount of data, free calls, free SMS and free MMS for cheaper phone?
Those plans are good of course and it’s a deal if you utilize up everything that is bundled together, but what if you are one of those lite users who rely on VoIP and free messaging services such as Whatsapp? Then you are probably paying through your nose! I’m one of them!
It’s good that Maxis recently introduced a new iValue Simple at only RM50 a month and it comes with 1GB of data, 200 minutes of local calls to all operators and only 100 SMS to Maxis only!. Call charges will start from 12sen/min Maxis to Maxis while SMS charges are as low as 5sen/SMS Maxis to Maxis.
Maxis will have you spoilt for choice with the introduction of these convenient and irresistibly affordable iValue Plans. For affordable monthly fees, enjoy an array of excellent services to enhance your online experience.
Hmm one question I would love to know is that what happen to the all the existing value customers? Is that all the telcos take all the existing customers lightly and only value the new customer?
Those iValue 1 customers from iPhone 4 era will still getting old package which is much less deal then the current offered package? 2GB data and 1000mins free calls and 800 free sms??
iPhone 5 will be launching midnight 12am 14th @ PIKOM ICT Mall in Capsquare, Kuala Lumpur