MH370 vehicle owner found

THE owner of vehicle registration number MH370 has finally been found.

He is army retiree Othman Ahmad, 68 from Masjid Tanah, Malacca and the registration number belongs to a 35-year-old C70 Honda motorcycle, reported Metro Ahad.

The registration number, is now being sought after as it is the same as the code of the MAS plane that went missing while flying from KLIA to Beijing in April.

Othman came forward to “claim” the number after a Facebook posting showing a car with a similar registration number went viral.

He said before the picture of the car with the MH370 registration number was posted in Facebook, two men had offered him RM500 to buy the motorcycle. The motorcycle, he said, has been lying unused in his son’s workshop in need of repair.

He however declined the offer after his son told him of the significance of the registration number.

The retiree, who now rears goats and chicken for a living, said he is willing to part with the motorcycle if somebody offers him a reasonable price for it. He plans to donate part of the proceed to charitable bodies. - Star Online

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Guan Eng’s house hit by Molotov cocktail

Minutes before the nation celebrates Merdeka, a Molotov cocktail was hurled into Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s house.

The incident happened at about 11.45pm.

The homemade explosive landed in the lawn and burn marks are slightly visible.

Meanwhile, state police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi (left) said the preliminary forensic probe showed that the bottle was filled with kerosene.

He confirmed that the suspect riding a motorcycle was captured by the CCTV.

“But the policeman on duty guarding the residence was inside the compound and did not see what happened outside,” said Abdul Rahim.

“The bottle fell in the car park and exploded,” he added.

He said the incident will be probed under Section 435 of the Firearms Act.
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Woman working 4 jobs to make ends meet dies while napping in car between shifts

Maria Fernandes (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth police department)

Maria Fernandes (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth police department)

A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes “wouldn’t sleep for five days,” according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.

Maria Fernandes died in her 2001 Kia Sportage after inhaling carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gas container she kept in the car, according to the New York Daily News.

The 32-year-old Newark woman pulled into a WAWA convenience store lot in Elizabeth, New Jersey for a nap early Monday. She left the car running. The carbon monoxide and gasoline fumes were the likely cause of death, authorities said.

Fernandes was found dead in the car around eight hours later when EMTs responded to a 911 call of a woman found in a vehicle with closed windows and doors. Emergency workers sensed a strong chemical odor upon entering the vehicle, authorities said.

“This sounds like someone who tried desperately to work and make ends meet, and met with a tragic accident,” Elizabeth police Lt. Daniel Saulnier said, according to NJ.com.

An autopsy this week failed to determine the exact cause of death. Police are awaiting results of toxicology tests, Saulnier said, adding that no foul play is suspected.

Fernandes emigrated to the United States from Portugal. She was beloved by co-workers at the Penn Station Dunkin’ Donuts in Manhattan, who called her a model employee.

“She used to work like three shifts every day,” Parth Patel told NJ.com. “Sometimes she wouldn’t sleep for five days.” Continue reading

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Mahathir’s diagnosis: Najib lacks capacity, depth and has low IQ

  •  From sakmongkol.blogspot.com

What else can (Datuk Seri) Najib (Razak), the insouciant PM do? He will say it’s an internal matter. About the criticism that Dr Mahathir made of him. Najib’s faithful boys have all come out defending the boss. As they should. But they offer no substantive rebuttal.

We have not heard the retort from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. We can be certain that Dr Mahathir, once he is hooked on something, will eventually go for the jugular. It is the beginning of the end for Najib. Dr Mahathir as Tun Musa Hitam says, wants nothing short but the removal of Najib as PM.

Najib’s boys are scrambling to defend the boss. Some cited the different situation Najib is in at the moment. They are saying, the problems faced by Najib are much greater.

Some would prefer the criticisms made privately. Dr Mahathir must have done this continuously. Indeed he tells everyone so. Criticisms by factions friendly to Najib have always been made in a private manner. Daim Zainudin who is Mahathir’s close confidante and a once a powerful minister himself, will usually write lengthy letters to Najib. Daim should try tweeting instead or Facebooking.

If these were carried out, why did Dr Mahathir came out openly? It can only suggest that Najib ignored the warnings, advices, and what not. Or Najib thinks he is already smart enough. His boys think Najib is a superhero.

Didn’t Najib get the KTM lands back from Singapore when Dr Mahathir failed? Hasn’t Najib showed he cared more for the people when he gives money to them? Isn’t Najib the person who came out with the various “acrony-med” initiatives to manage the country better? All these are taken to mean Najib is better than Mahathir. So why does he need Mahathir to advise him.

Najib’s boys forget the basic element which is missing. Mahathir provided leadership. Najib can only provide posturing.
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YouTube sensation’s cover of Tanggal 31 goes viral

By Tan Yi Liang

PETALING JAYA: Elizabeth Tan, the 20-year-old singer behind the cover of the late Datuk Sudirman Arshad’s hit, Tanggal 31, did not anticipate her rendition going viral on YouTube and social media networks.

In an email to The Star Online, Tan said she recorded the cover and posted the video on her YouTube channel on Aug 20 to help invoke feelings of pride, joy and unity in Malaysians.

“I just wanted to be able to share the Merdeka spirit through a platform that I already have, and the fact that it has been shared around beyond that is a great bonus. I’m glad that I’m able to use what I have, to hopefully bring a feeling of pride, joy and unity to the people of this country who come across my video,” said Tan.

The video has been viewed a total of 19,816 times, with 726 likes and 10 dislikes since it was first uploaded, with Facebook groups like “We are NOT Malaysian Zombies” sharing it.

In introducing the cover to viewers, Tan had said in a comment; “An early Happy Independence Day to all Malaysians! It’s been a long year for all of us, but here’s to staying strong and staying together! ”

Asked why she chose the song, Tan said Tanggal 31 seemed the most familiar to her out of all the other Hari Merdeka songs.

“Well, I was going through a list of Merdeka songs to cover, and this song seemed the most familiar to me. Growing up in Malaysia, we hear a huge variety of Merdeka songs every year, but this one seemed to have stuck to me the most,” said Tan. Continue reading

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Four reasons to bar Umno from Sarawak

Umno should be barred from setting foot in Sarawak on four grounds – racial bigotry, religious extremism, corruption and nepotism – that the party practises.

This is unlike DAP, which practises multi-racialism and multi-culturalism, Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen said today.

“Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem must be either playing dumb or is truly ignorant of the differences between Umno and DAP,” Chong said when commenting on a statement made by Adenan.

Adenan had said on  Wednesday night that he not only supported the banning of Umno from coming to Sarawak, but added that the ban should also apply to DAP, PKR and PAS.

He said he agreed with Chong that Umno should be banned from Sarawak, and that it  should apply to DAP, PKR and PAS as well, since these parties are all from Peninsular Malaysia.

Chong, who is the MP for Bandar Kuching and Kota Sentosa assemblyperson, said: “Umno is rejected by Sarawakians not only because it is corrupt, but more importantly because it is a racist and religious extremist party.
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‘Anwar will be de facto MB, ain’t rocket science’

In his latest take on the crisis in Selangor, former MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek said Anwar Ibrahim will rule the state if his wife becomes the menteri besar.

Chua (below) said it is not rocket science that Anwar would pull the strings if PKR president Dr Wan Azizah helmed the state.

However, he pointed out that it was nothing personal against her.

“In fact, I admire her for her patience, humility and dedication towards Anwar,” he wrote in his blog today.

“But running a fast developing state like Selangor where even a seasoned politician does not last, we are expecting too much from Wan Azizah to perform rather than just be a figurehead puppet.

“The man behind the throne is obviously the husband. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand this,” he added.
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