Selangor speaker seeks IGP aid on Twitter after parents robbed in Subang home

Unlike other IGPs in the past, Khalid has been an active user of social media; but the action has not always gone down well with some sections of society. — Picture by Choo Choy May

Unlike other IGPs in the past, Khalid has been an active user of social media; but the action has not always gone down well with some sections of society. — Picture by Choo Choy May

By Zurairi AR

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — DAP’s Hannah Yeoh sought the attention of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on Twitter today, informing him that her parents’ house was just robbed.

“5 masked men with parang just robbed my parents’ house in USJ. Dad and brother were tied up @KBAB51,” the Selangor state assembly speaker posted on her Twitter account @hannahyeoh.

The tweet was directed to @KBAB51, Khalid’s Twitter account where he had been swiftly issuing warnings and investigation orders.

Yeoh told Malay Mail Online in a text message later that the men broke into the house around 10am, adding that they wore gloves and had masks covering their heads.

She related that the men tied up her father and brother, while her mother, their domestic helper, grand-aunt and niece were all forced to cover their heads with a blanket while the men ransacked the house for nearly 20 minutes.

“I am thankful that my family members were not injured. It is crime such as this that remains the greatest concern of Malaysians,” said the Subang Jaya assemblyman.

“We want to see a safer Malaysia, and that requires efficient utilization of our police resources in combating real crime.” Continue reading

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Now, ‘nobody can fly’ on AirAsia Flight AK5202

 
       
by Mike Tan

EXCLUSIVE: 2015 doesn’t seem to be a good year for AirAsia! This morning, AirAsia Flight AK5202 from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching was aborted after it developed technical problems just shortly before take-off.

A member of Theantdaily team who was on board said that the passengers had boarded the plane at 7am, which was supposed to take off at 7:25am from KLIA2.

The plane was about to taxi onto the runway when the pilot encountered an undisclosed technical hitch. He then announced that the plane would return to the airport apron for the engineering team to take a closer look.

The passengers then spent about half an hour waiting in the plane while the engineering team proceeded with the check. The pilot then informed them that they had been given the green light to proceed but had to wait another five minutes for engineering documentation.

The process, however, took the better part of 30 minutes. By that time, the passengers had grown anxious and restless and were wondering what actually was going on. Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings flight

 Deutsche Welle Matt Zuvela

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2015 DW.DE, Deutsche Welle: A public prosecutor in France has said the co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings flight deliberately initiated the plane’s descent. He was alone in the cockpit and ignored the pilot trying to get back in.At a press conference on Thursday, Marseille’s public prosecutor Brice Robin said investigators analyzing the audio recorded in the cockpit of the Germanwings plane that crashed on Tuesday have come to the conclusion that the co-pilot of the plane intentionally initiated a descent from a normal cruising altitude that eventually led to the crash of the plane.

Robin described the events that investigators had pieced together from the audio recording as follows:After taking off, the pilots conversed in a normal manner for the first 20 minutes of the flight. Upon reaching a normal cruising altitude, the pilot asked the co-pilot to take over the controls before getting up and leaving the cockpit.

At this point, the co-pilot deliberately initiated a descent of the airplane.

Shortly after, the pilot repeatedly attempted to communicate via the plane’s telephone system that he’d like to be let back in. The co-pilot did not respond. The pilot then tried knocking on the door, but there was no reaction from the cockpit.

Robin said the co-pilot did not utter a single word during the eight-minute descent before the crash, but could be heard breathing normally. Continue reading

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PKR files emergency motion to sack police chief

PKR has filed an emergency motion under Standing Order 18 (1) to discuss the conduct of inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar and subsequently sack him, mainly for using the Sedition Act against lawmakers.

PKR’s Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin (below) filed the motion today with Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia’s office.

“Until today, 36 MPs, university lecturers, students and social activists have been charged, arrested or interrogated by the police using the Sedition Act,” he said in the motion.

He added that Malaysia’s good name would be “tarnished” if Khalid continues to helm the police force.

Pandikar would decide by tomorrow or next week if the motion would be allowed to be debated.

Sim also described Khalid as the “Twitter sheriff” in his motion. Continue reading

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IGP: Questioning hudud will incur Islamic State’s wrath

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has warned Malaysians not to question Islam and hudud as it may provoke a retaliation from the terror network Islamic State (IS).

“I would like to remind (the public) who make comments on Islam and hudud not to simply comment, (because) you are inviting retaliation from IS supporters,” he told reporters.

He said Malaysia is facing a threat from the radical Islamist group, and intelligence reports reveal that they are planning an attack here.

“Of course… We are facing an imminent threat from the IS… We are worried, and the threat is imminent,” he said when asked about police intelligence on this matter.

Khalid also did not rule out an incident similar to the Paris terror attacks happening here due to comments on hudud.

“Why not? Which is why we do not want the public to discuss this matter publicly,” he told reporters at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.

He said the attacks may be carried out by locals who have been “poisoned or brainwashed” by IS, or by foreign militants who manage to slip through police detection. Continue reading

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Lee Kuan Yew once uncovered a CIA plot, turned down a $3.3m bribe and embarrassed the US

By Coconuts Singapore March 24, 2015

At one time in 1961, the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was offered a bribe of $3.3 million (equivalent of $25 million today) by a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent to keep hush about an unsuccessful operation.

Lee, in his infinite badass-dom, turned down the offer and went ballistic on America.

In a report on the New York Times published in 1965 — and recently uncovered on Reddit’s /r/Singapore — Lee had uncovered a CIA plot and refused to kowtow to the American agency, despite Singapore being a young, fragile state during the ’60s.

Apparently, a CIA agent had been caught trying to purchase information from Singapore intelligence officials. He then offered Lee $3.3 million for personal and political use if the failed affair was kept under wraps.

Thinking more about the future of his country, Lee refused, and asked instead for $33 million in formal economic-development aid for Singapore.

It was only in 1965 that Lee brought the incident to light when he launched a public tirade against the United States which included chiding the “insensitivity” of Americans in Asia and declaring how he would never replace let Americans take over the British in maintaining a military base in Singapore. He also recalled the failed espionage attempt by the CIA.

His charges were immediately denied by US Ambassador to Malaysia James D. Bell and the State Department. Department spokesman Robert J. McCloskey vehemently denied allegations of CIA involvement. Continue reading

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Only ‘stupid people’ talk about hudud in Malaysia, senior Umno minister says

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said there was no need to worry over PAS’s hudud agenda as in the first place, the controversial Islamic penal code runs counter to the Federal Constitution and would therefore never be implemented in Malaysia. — Picture by Choo Choy May

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said there was no need to worry over PAS’s hudud agenda as in the first place, the controversial Islamic penal code runs counter to the Federal Constitution and would therefore never be implemented in Malaysia. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Senior Umno minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz turned the heat up a notch in the controversy over hudud today, harshly describing those bickering over the law and its planned implementation in Kelantan as “stupid people”.

The outspoken politician said there was no need to worry over PAS’s hudud agenda as in the first place, the controversial Islamic penal code runs counter to the Federal Constitution and would therefore never be implemented in Malaysia.

“They are all stupid, whoever is talking about this from whichever political party. This can only happen if there is an amendment to the Federal Constitution.

“So why even talk or bother about something that is against the Constitution and will not happen? Exercise in futility,” the former de facto law minister told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby here.

Nazri, who is now Tourism Minister, stressed that punishments for crime and theft under hudud could not be passed without first amending the Constitution as the civil courts already have clear punishments for such offences. Continue reading

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