Terengganu had earned a new nickname immediately after part of the roof of Stadium Sultan Mizan collapsed and then followed by other building and structures.The news that part of the wall of a building in Bandar Darulaman Jitra collapsed on October 8th but thanks god there is no casualty. The building is a wholesale store belonging to CMart.
The store starts operating last August to cater for the Bandar Darulaman community including Jitra and the surroundings. I think everybody have all smile when it opens including the authorities. Now when tragedy strucks, only we know that the building was illegaly used. This was mentioned by the Kubang Pasu Municipal Council President, Encik Zahari Ismail. What if the building stays intact and nothing happens. Will we know that the building was illegal?
According to Zahari, it was supposed to be just for storage purposes in their license and not a shopping mall. The location of the building is very visible in the new Bandar Darulaman Industrial area and definitely the community of Jitra and Bandar Darulaman are aware of its existence as a wholesale mart since it starts operating when Muslims are preparing for their Hari Raya Aidil Fitri last August. Why then does the Kubang Pasu Municipal Council did not take any action. I am sure staffs and officers of the council had patronise the store since it was opened and is it not surprising the council was not aware about the licence?
What if the collapsed wall causes death? Nobody except the owner of the building and the Kubang Pasu Municipal Council Officers knew that the building violate its licence but action was not taken then and activities within the building operates without a CF. Now will there be scapegoats? Watch this video about the building regulations. After watching the video, whats your view and comments.
I am not sure when was the last time I visited Kuching but this year I had the opportunity to visit her again.
At the usual place of interest, the Waterfront, there is not much change from what I saw a few years back. Night along the slow flowing Sungai Kuching seems not lively. Maybe its due to the siesta fever after the most celebrated event in Sarawak this year, the 50th Merdeka anniversary.
Even though the night seems so dull, apart from the musik jalanan from a busker, there still is the popular gambier Sarawak peddler (maybe a change in peddler) around besides the beads and pearl accessories seller.
Signage of daily river activities for tourist is about the same as what was there since my last visit
The River Cruise is still around but the fare had increased.
I was told that there’s a water taxi service plying between Satok and the Waterfront for those who want to go and shop for your Ikan Terubok Masin. The normal market place where tourist go and buy the Terubok Masin had been shifted across the Sarawak River to ease the traffic congestion around Satok.
Tourist can also take the opportunity to feel the Orang Ulu Traditional boat ride
Apart from these the stalls seems still remain the same.
The only distinct latest view is the Bangunan Dewan Undangan Negeri across the river that can be considered a new background for snapping away photos for memories.
How far are you willing to be conned when every now and then we hear cases of others being stripped out of their bank account with their blessing. There are two types of cyberscam that is active today. Phone scam and internet scam.
The AntDaily carry an article about this Cyber Phone Scam. It is so surprising that still many people fall prey into this scam besides being aware, just because of one thing GREED. Greed for MONEY, Greed to be LOVED.
Modus operandi – you receive a phone call supposedly to be from a genuine source, Bank Negara, Local Banks, Bukit Aman, Insurance Companies etc. You believe them and follow their directives and all of a sudden you voluntarily transfer your money into some “genuine” bogus account. All up in smoke. The advice is NEVER trust any phone calls at whatever reason to transfer your money or reveal your credit card number especially your CCV code (The security number behind your card). If you receive such calls and directives, counter check by calling back the number but NOT the number that called you.
Internet Scam involves emails and chatrooms. If you receive emails from someone you do not know, be vary. what more if the email goes into your Spam folder. The best thing is just Delete Forever. No doubt it will arrive into your mailbox again, but just ignore.
Chatrooms is another avenue where scammers prey on their prospective victim. If you receive friendship request esp from someone who has a handsome or sexy profile photos, just press your warning alert. I have been studying online some of their modus operandi either on websites or my emails.
These new friends if guys, will usually send you common scripted messages such as :
1. Works as an Engineer, Doctor.
2. Works in Engineering, Constructions, Oil and Gas
3. Wife passed away leaving him with a child or two and the kids are living with his moms.
4. Want to send you a present or gift and asked for your home address and phone numbers.
5. Lure you with Casanova persuasion that he had found his dream partner after looking at your photos.
6. Plan to visit you and meet you in person.
7. Invite to invest in a joint venture business project.
It is so sorry to hear that some of our Malaysians, especially housewives and single ladies fall prey to them, to the extend of securing loans to help the new-found friend. In the end the victim has to settle the loans alone.
I pick a few paragraph from TheAntDaily: Commercial Crime Investigation Department’s Cyber and Multimedia Investigation Division assistant director ACP Mohd Kamarudin Md Din has this advice for the public: “When you receive such calls, stay calm. Get the name and position of the person calling you. If you are not sure, call them back. Be inquisitive and meticulous.
“They get scared when you ask questions as they are trained to answer questions according to a script. They panic and can’t answer anything out of the script. It is always better to be safe than sorry.”
This is an example of an email tactics sent by the scammers that many GREEDY receivers might fall prey. I was told NOT to betray or expose the trust and confident…….
I am waiting for your reply.
All that is required of you is to contact my bank with the information’s that I will send to you as the next of kin or business associate to the depositor and the fund will be paid into any bank account that you will provide.
To be honest with you, the transaction I have opened-up to you is totally genuine and 100% risk-free. But the secret must remain between me and you, I am assuring you because I have work with this bank for many years and I know their secrets very well and I have carefully mapped-out my perfect strategies to carry out this transaction successfully. The depositor was my close friend and I was his account manager before his death that is the main reason why I alone working in the bank here, know much about the existence of the fund and the depositor. We shall also use part of the fund to help the orphanage, people in the street and the less privilege children in the world. Please keep this proposal as a top secret between both of us, and delete it immediately in your email box, if you are not interested.
But if you are interested get back to immediately.
I wait for your response.
|When||Mon Oct 7, 2013 5pm – 6pm Kuala Lumpur|
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Malindoair is the new kid on the block budget airline in Malaysia. It took to the sky in mid March 2013 with its tagline “Not just Low cost“. Malindoair is a venture of two parent companies- the National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) of Malaysia and Lion Air from Indonesia.
During my recent flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, I can see that the new service can really attract passengers from other airline in the country. During the first month of operations, Malindoair had served 50,000 passengers and doubled in the second months. The article that appeared in Convergence’s Aug-Sept Issue 2013 mentioned that it has already served close to 170,000 passenger. Malindoair operates from KLIA and also Subang Skypark.
Malindoair is a cross between a full service airline and low cost one, creating a new class of airline. It has Economy class and also Business Class. The comfort of the economy class is in its 32 inches spaces between seats and gives ample leg room, in-house movies and even snacks that can compete with other budget airlines. They has a fleet of 7 planes – 2 ATR 42/72 turbo props planes and 5 Boeing 737s
Check in was at counter F 14 – F16 on Level 5 that is the Departure Level.
Whats inside? Bring along your headphone and listen to music or the sounds of the in house movie you are watching during flight. If your phone or mobile gadget is running out of battery get your USB charging cable and plug in to the port below the screen in front of you.
You surf on the internet and that needs money to pay your internet bills unless you sit at the mamak’s for FREE WiFi or cybersquat on someones money which is NOT a good practice.
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