October 2019 – Apa Pun Share

Tindakan seorang lelaki berjalan sejauh 564 kilometer untuk melakukan hubungan seks dengan gadis bawah umur hanya sia-sia apabila dia ditahan timbalan syerif Daerah Winnebago, Wisconsin yang menyamar sebagai mangsa.

Daily Mail melaporkan, lelaki terbabit, Tommy Lee Jenkins, 32, berjalan hingga ke Milwaukee pada Khamis lalu sebelum seseorang tidak dikenali membelikannya tiket bas untuk bertemu mangsa dikenali sebagai ‘Kylee’ di Neenah.

Dia tidak menyedari bahawa dia sebenarnya diumpan pihak berkuasa apabila ditahan sebaik saja tiba di Winnebago.

Timbalan syerif terbabit ditugaskan melakukan operasi menerusi Pasukan Khas Kanak-kanak terhadap Jenayah Internet dengan kerjasama polis tempatan dan Biro Siasatan Persekutuan (FBI).

Menerusi kenyataan media Jabatan Kehakiman, Jenkins mula menghubungi ‘Kylee’ yang tinggal di Neenah menerusi sistem pesanan ringkas sambil meminta gambar lucah dan ingin mengadakan hubungan intim dengannya.

Dia cuba memujuk mangsa datang ke rumahnya di Whitetown, Indiana namun gagal lalu mengambil tindakan nekad berjalan kaki ke rumah ‘Kylee.’

Oshkosh Northwestern melaporkan, dia turut membuat pengakuan kepada mangsanya itu bahawa dia ingin mencari 500 gadis bawah umur untuk melakukan perbuatan jijik terbabit dalam tempoh setahun.

Lelaki terbabit kini didakwa atas tuduhan cuba memujuk kanak-kanak bawah umur untuk melakukan hubungan seks yang memperuntukkan hukuman maksimum penjara seumur hidup jika disabitkan kesalahan.

Sebelum ini, media melaporkan dia pernah ditahan pada 2011 di daerah sama atas dua tuduhan melakukan serangan seksual terhadap kanak-kanak yang kemudiannya dipinda kepada empat tuduhan penderaan kanak-kanak.

“Kita berdepan epidemik penderaan seksual terhadap kanak-kanak dan Internet menyebabkan ia lebih mudah untuk pemangsa berkomunikasi dengan kanak-kanak di seluruh negara,” kata Pendakwa Raya Negeri, Matthew D Krueger.

-Harian Metro

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Pernahkah anda terfikir akan terjumpa seutas jam yang harganya mampu mencecah sehingga RM1 juta.


Namun itulah yang berlaku terhadap seorang wanita warganegara Kanada yang menjumpai seutas jam tangan di bawah di bawah kusyen sofa yang dibelinya empat tahun lalu di sebuah kedai bundle dengan harga $25 (RM104.76).

Kisah ini diceritakan oleh Paul Altieri dari Bob’s Watches yang disifatkannya paling gila sepanjang 40 tahun penglibatan beliau dalam perniagaan jam tangan mewah.

Setelah meneliti jam tersebut dengan lebih dekat, wanita berkenaan mendapati jam tersebut merupakan seutas jam tangan berjenama Rolex.

Bagaimanapun wanita tersebut tidak tahu betapa bertuahnya dia kerana hanya beberapa orang sahaja mampu memliki jam tangan tersebut.

Jam tangan tersebut merupakan jam tangan vintaj Rolex Daytona 6241 “Paul Newman” dan menurut Altieri jam tangan tersebut merupakan raja dalam dunia jam tangan vintaj.


Wanita tersebut kemudiannya menghubungi kedai bundle tempat dimana dia membeli sofa tersebut untuk mendapatkan maklumat mengenai pemilik asal sofa berkenaan namun gagal.

Ini kerana pihak kedai tersebut tidak mempunyai rekod pemilik sofa itu malah urusan jual beli telah dilakukan dalam tempoh yang terlalu lama.

Setelah meneliti jam tangan berjenama Rolex itu, wanita tersebut sedar betapa berharganya jam tangan itu lalu menghubungi Bob’s Watches untuk menjualnya.

Wanita berkenaan bagaimanapun tidak mahu risiko jam tersebut hilang melalui penghantaran dan dia juga tidak mempunyai wang untuk ke California, maka Altieri sendiri menghantar pakar Rolex vintaj ke Kanada.

Pakar tersebut kemudiannya mengesahkan jam tangan itu adalah tulen dan bernilai $250,000 (RM1,047,625).

Wanita berkenaan kemudiannya memutuskan untuk menjual jam tangan itu kepada Bob’s Watches dengan nilai yang disebutkan.

Model Paul Newman ini pernah memecah rekod untuk jam tangan paling mahal yang pernah dijual di lelongan pada tahun 2017 dengan harga RM71,255,500.

-FMT

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A slightly less than two-minute-long video on Facebook shows a hungry stray dog patiently waiting at a chicken rice stall in Sarawak as the operator packs an entire bag of chicken rice for him.

According to a Malay Mail, the good doggo is a regular at the stall in Sibu.

The video shows the dog, nicknamed ‘Little White’ by the stall operator, approaching the stall. However, the mind-mannered dog shows absolute obedience once the operator asks him to wait.

As the stall operator starts packing a generous amount of rice and chicken in a plastic bag, the dog waits patiently. Once the operator hands the packed bag to the dog, he carefully grips it in its mouth, before making its way out of the premises.

The video, posted on Thursday, has over 107k views on Facebook

At the time of writing, it has been shared more than 1.9k times with close to a thousand comments of people gushing over how well-behaved the dog is.

You can watch the cute little video here:

小白,丁ting丁ting丁…

Posted by Alex Sim on Khamis, 10 Oktober 2019

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Desperate times call for desperate measures, even if it means risking looking like a fool in public.

A photo shared by a woman in the Philippines recently went viral on Facebook — it showed her wearing all of her extra clothes when her hand carry luggage was rejected for being too heavy for her flight.

The post has since gotten over 17,000 shares at the time of writing.

In her Facebook post on Oct 2, Gel Rodrigeuz detailed how the check-in staff had informed her that hand carries only allowed for a maximum of seven kg, whilst her luggage weighed a whopping nine kg.

Instead of paying for extra baggage, Rodrigeuz did what most of us would have done in that situation if we had the guts to do so. She put on all of her extra clothes. All of them.

That meant wearing three pairs of pants, five shirts, a couple more jackets and button-downs.

Her luggage weight got reduced to six and a half kg. With her excess baggage successfully shaved off, she proudly showed off her new #ootd with the hashtag #ExcessBaggageChallenge Accepted.

when the airline staff at the check in counter said: “EXCESS NA PO KAYO, 7kg lang po allowed na hand carry.”me: NO PROBLEM! 😏*from 9kg to 6.5kg baggage 😅#ExcessBaggageChallengeAccepted

Posted by Gel Rodriguez on Selasa, 1 Oktober 2019

As clever as it may be, this trick isn’t exactly foolproof.

A British artist known as Ryan Hawaii got kicked off his flight for attempting to pull off the same stunt back in 2018.

He had tried to board a British Airways flight to London wearing 10 shirts and eight pairs of pants, more than twice of what Rodriguez had pulled on. The flight’s refusal caused such a huge ruckus that the police were even called in.

Though the staff arranged another flight for him on a different airline, the flight captain ultimately decided to offload him after hearing of his behaviour.

Meanwhile, in 2015, another artist might have had more luck in boarding the plane, but he quickly collapsed from heat exhaustion after wearing six T-shirts, four jumpers, two jackets, a pair of shorts, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of jogging pants and two hats.

-asiaone

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For many of us, our approach to typing on a smartphone is something we stumble upon. Unlike composing words on a typewriter or computer keyboard, there is no widely taught, proper way.

If speed is the goal, however, a study of around 37,000 people suggests that one particular approach is better than others: Writing with two thumbs and embracing autocorrect, but avoiding predictive text.

“That is basically the trick of typing quickly,” said Dr Per Ola Kristensson, a professor of interactive systems engineering at the University of Cambridge and one of the authors of the study, which was presented at a human-computer interaction conference in Taipei.

The study focused on the stubbornly persistent Qwerty keyboard, which was originally designed to minimise mechanical typing jams in typewriters. Despite questions about its utility and the emergence of alternate systems, much of the world still relies on the setup.

To conduct the study, researchers asked volunteers from around 160 countries to memorise a series of sentences and write them both on desktop keyboards and mobile phones.

There has never been another typing study on this scale, according to the researchers, but they said that when they compared their findings with smaller studies, the gap in speed between the two devices appeared to be shrinking. When smartphones first came out, people typed about 20 to 25 words per minute, said Dr Anna Feit, a researcher in human-computer interaction at ETH Zurich and another author of the study. Now people average 37 to 40 words per minute, she said.

As the authors write in their study, the average person is nearly 70 per cent as fast on a phone as on a laptop. One remarkable typist hit 85 words per minute on a mobile device.

Dr Pedro Lopes, a professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Chicago, who was not involved in the study, said the results signalled a “paradigm shift”. That change is even more evident among young people. On average, subjects between the ages of 10 and 19 were about 10 words per minute faster on smartphones than people in their 40s.

One unexpected finding was that a significant number of subjects used a two-finger typing system on full-size computer keyboards. However they approached typing, those who used predictive text generally wrote more slowly. Examining word predictions and making a choice is far slower than using autocorrect, Dr Kristensson said.

Dr Jack Dennerlein, an ergonomics researcher at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, said the study reinforced what other studies have shown: Two-handed typing is faster than one-handed typing.

But the limits on speed involve more than the kind of keyboard or the dexterity of the individual. There is also the element of imagination, said Dr Kristensson, who is an inventor of gesture typing, a swiping technique intended to save time. No matter the system, people cannot exceed 120 words a minute, he said, because they cannot come up with what to say that quickly.

“Typing rates are bounded by our creativity,” he said.

Regardless of speed, most of us are not that original: Half of the words people text are the most frequently used 200 words in English, he said.

-nst

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Street artiste living his dream

October 14, 2019 | Art, Inspiring, Lifestyle | No Comments

WHEN flutist Ayawan Musafir Singgah, 53, told his mother about quitting his engineering job to pursue his dreams as a street artiste in 2007, she called him a fool.

“I told my mother that if I had to choose between wealth and peace, I would choose the latter.

“I had to convince my wife about my decision too and finally she relented. Life has not been easy moving from a stable income job to relying on people’s generosity.

“It has been over a decade since I took the big leap of faith and by God’s grace, I have survived, ” said the father of nine, whose real name is Mohd Shahriznam Sahrie.

Ayawan said he started playing the flute at the age of 17.

“My brother-in-law made a bamboo flute but could not play it, so he gave it to me. I blew into the flute and moved my fingers instinctively, and was surprised by the sounds that came out of it. Playing the flute was very natural for me.

“There was no end to my obsession with playing the flute. I started composing songs and performing on the streets in the evenings when I still had my day job.

“After becoming an artiste full-time, I realised that the money was not good, despite me also playing the guitar, writing songs and poetry, singing and painting on the side.

“People laughed at my determination because even talented buskers performing famous songs were barely surviving, so what more for me who “only” played the flute and that too only my own compositions.

“I opened a karaoke cafe hoping to get more income. I tried it for a few years and struggled to stay afloat, ” he said.

In 2010, the Perak-born self-taught musician who was based in Penang decided to move to Kuala Lumpur in search of more opportunities.

“Back then, people in the kampung believed that if you wanted to be successful, you must go to the capital city.

“It is true for me because I got many job offers here, apart from just busking.

“At present, I play the flute at two hotels in the city. On other days, I perform on crowded streets such as in Brickfields,

Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur Citywalk and outside KLCC LRT station.

“Despite getting gigs at hotels, I am still drawn to performing on the street.

“My music is for the masses and the only way to reach them is by playing on the street for all to enjoy.

“I make between RM200 and RM1,000 in two to three hours of busking.

“I have also worked in movies such as Langsuir (2018) and Lari Hantu Lari (2017).

“I produced my first album in 2017 titled Magic of Life, which features 77 minutes and seven seconds of continuous flute playing with seven types of bamboo flutes.

“My recent achievement was winning the silver medal at the Malaysian Championship of Performing Arts 2019 to qualify for the World Championship Of Performing Arts in California, the United States. However, I did not go because I could not get a sponsor.

“I have also taught many people to play the flute. Many tourists, especially foreigners are eager to learn. I teach the techniques and they pay me a token sum. Some even return for a refresher session.

“Art is God’s gift. I am not the owner of it but merely passing on the knowledge, so I never put a price on my work.

“I am blessed to have people like my wife Nur Farhana George Abdullah, who has always stood by me, as well as talent scout George Fuad, Malaysian Buskers Club president Wadi Hamdan and film director Mamat Khalid who have helped me be where I am today as an artiste.

“My policy in life is simple… be nice, be cool and relax.

“When you hear the soothing sounds of my flute, you are sure to be calmed. That is why I love what I do. It reflects the person that I am… a spiritual nature native artiste, ” he said.

-thestar

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TAPAH, Malaysia – A one-year-old boy was killed after the motorcycle he was on crashed into the back of a tanker at KM67 of Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Lumpur near here Sunday (Oct 13).

Tapah OCPD Superintendent Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said N. Eshwaran was pronounced dead at the Tapah Hospital at about 3.45pm, following the accident that occurred about 15mins earlier.

Supt Wan Azharuddin said the baby’s mother M. Lavania, 22, from Taman Desa Damai, Bidor and her 17-year-old cousin R.K. Ammukutty, from Taman Orkid, Jalan Pahang, here, suffered injuries.

“The mother was the rider and Ammukutty was riding pillion while carrying the baby.

Supt Wan Azharuddin said Lavania is believed to have lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the back of the tanker, which was parked by the roadside.

He said driver of the tanker, Soh Fook Seng, 51, from Rumah Awam Satu, Bidor, was unharmed.

He added that the accident would be investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving causing death.

“The post mortem is being conducted now.

“The victim’s family have also been informed, ” Supt Wan Azharuddin said.

“The tanker has been taken to the Tapah district police station before being sent to Puspakom in Gopeng, ” he said.

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KEPALA BATAS, Malaysia – A woman lost RM40,000 (S$13,119) when she was conned by a syndicate that duped her into investing in a get-rich-quick investment scam.

The 37-year-old factory worker saw a Facebook advertisement about the investment scheme in September, which promised a quick and high investment return.

According to Seberang Prai Utara OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor, the victim had sought more information about the scheme through WhatsApp and was given a phone number to call.

“When she called, an agent claiming to be from a company called GenesisBusiness, offered her a get-rich-quick scheme and claimed that he had assisted many people with their financial problems.

“She then initially agreed to invest RM5,000 only but was persuaded to add more money in the investment up to RM40,000 with a return of RM100,000.

“She was promised she would get her investment profit on the same day she banked in the money,” he said in a statement on Sunday (Oct 13).

He said the victim, from Kepala Batas, made nine transactions from Sept 18 to Sept 26 into a local bank account owned by the alleged company’s accountant.

Noorzainy said after the transaction was made, the victim was asked again by the suspect to invest more money.

He said the victim, realising that she has been cheated, refused to add more money after the agent gave various reasons when she asked about the investment returns.

He added that the police investigation is still ongoing and police are working to find the details on the suspect’s account.

“The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating,” he said.

He also advised the public not to be duped by syndicates that prey on their victims through scams and advertisements on social media.

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‘Dump old mentality, too’

October 14, 2019 | Environment, Living, People | No Comments

EXT year, all business premises in Klang must be equipped with a 120-litre rubbish bin or risk having their operating licence revoked or their application rejected by the Klang Municipal Council (MPK).

This is the council’s way of clamping down on errant operators who contribute towards illegal dumping of rubbish.

It is also MPK’s move towards having a more systematic rubbish collection in the municipality.

Over the years, the royal town has been plagued with illegal rubbish dumping problems, because irresponsible people threw rubbish by the roadside, back lanes and into drains.

Construction and domestic waste can often be seen on road kerbs and empty plots of land as well as playgrounds and open spaces.

Restaurant owner Ang Chin Teong, who runs restaurants in Bukit Tinggi and Port Klang, supported the ruling.

He added that stray animals could often be seen scavenging through rubbish for food, especially in areas that has food outlets.

“This will also stop stray animals from scavenging through the rubbish and help keep the commercial areas cleaner, ” said Ang, who has placed large rubbish bins of his own outside his two eateries.

Another restaurant owner operating in Jalan Tengku Kelana T. Muthusamy said having proper rubbish bins was important to encourage people to dispose of waste responsibly.

“A majority of shops in my area already have rubbish bins and the area is a lot cleaner as compared to a few years ago, ” he said, adding that people must change their attitude and stop littering.

“There can be 100 rubbish bins placed outside shops, but if people’s mentality does not change, Klang will still be dirty, ” he said.

He lauded the cleaning contractors for working tirelessly to keep Jalan Tengku Kelana clean and rubbish-free.

Resident Mohamed Hussain Mohd Maideen said he noticed the lack of rubbish bins in commercial areas around Klang.

“We often see piles of black rubbish bags on the ground outside the shops.

“Commercial areas in Taman Sri Andalas, Sentosa and near MPK are lacking proper rubbish bins.

“I have also seen people dumping the black bins into the drains, ” he said.

He urged MPK to provide rubbish bins to all houses and commercial lots to standardise rubbish disposal and prevent illegal dumping.

“MPK should look into providing leach bins at hotspots to tackle illegal rubbish dumping, ” he said.

In Petaling Jaya, he said, each house is given a rubbish bin by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to keep the city clean.

Taman Klang Jaya Residents Association chairman S. Tilaka said market traders should also be provided with rubbish bins.

“They need to have their own bins to throw rubbish in a responsible manner.

“In my neighbourhood, the market is operated by many foreigners and rubbish is a huge problem here, ” she said, adding that a permanent solution was needed to tackle this problem and urged MPK enforcement officers to carry out their duties more diligently.

Sentosa assemblyman G. Gunaraj was glad MPK was taking a tougher approach regarding rubbish disposal at shops and restaurants.

“Most shops in Klang are not equipped with rubbish bins and the rubbish ends up on the road.

“The owners are at risk of getting slapped with a RM1,000 compound.

“With rubbish bins, it will be easier to monitor if rubbish contractors are doing their jobs as per schedule.

“If the bins are still full, then we can call the contractors, but if littering continues then we know it is not their fault, ” he said.

MPK corporate communications director Norfiza Mahfiz said all business premises were notified about the new ruling.

“We have issued notices to business owners about the regulations for next year’s licence renewals and they all must have a rubbish bin to get it approved, ” she said.

Kumpulan Darul Ehsan (KDEB) Waste Management Sdn Bhd managing director Ramli Mohd Tahir lauded the move as it would keep the area cleaner.

“Traders nowadays simply throw their waste by the roadside and it looks very dirty.

“The bins will make it easier for us to collect rubbish, ” he said.

KDEB Waste Management took over rubbish collection and cleaning operations in the state since July 2016.

-thestar

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Here on a social visit pass, Steeven Raj Bernard Clement hatched a plan to steal from a prostitute to repay his debts.

The Malaysian, 29, responded to an online advertisement offering sexual services, had paid sex with a 30-year-old prostitute and robbed her at knifepoint.

He took more than $2,000 in various currencies and an iPhone worth about $1,400.

For committing robbery after 7pm and before 7am, Clement was, on Thursday, jailed for three years and three months and given 12 strokes of the cane. A charge for possessing dangerous weapons and an unrelated criminal intimidation charge were taken into consideration.

On June 9, Clement responded to an ad and was told to go to Min Wah Hotel in Geylang. At about 10pm, he went to a room there, gave $100 to the victim, a Chinese national and Special Pass holder, and had sex with her.

He armed himself with a 17cm-long blade which he had concealed.He grabbed her arm as she was leaving the bathroom and made her sit on the bed. He cut the room’s phone cord, turned to her and said “money, money”, Deputy Public Prosecutor Sunil Nair told District Judge Teo Guan Kee.

The victim took out all the cash she had in her wallet and placed it on the bed. Clement took the cash and her iPhone.

Before leaving at about 10.45pm, he placed his finger on his lips and went “shh, shh”. The victim called the police using a spare phone once he left.

Clement was arrested at 5.20am the next day at Park Hotel Farrer Park, where police found the stolen cash and phone, the knife and an improvised knuckle-duster.

Judge Teo highlighted that the robbery was planned, the weapon, and that the victim was in a vulnerable position, but noted she was not physically hurt.

Clement had asked for leniency and said an in-law had just died, his mother had cancer and his sister was pregnant.

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