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Penderitaan Puteri Balqis dapat perhatian Finas

January 16, 2020 | News | No Comments

Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (Finas), Datuk Hans Isaac berkata, pihaknya akan memberikan bantuan sewajarnya kepada pelakon cilik, Puteri Balqis yang kini dilaporkan mengalami kesempitan hidup.

Menerusi Astro Awani, Hans sudah mengarahkan kakitangan Finas untuk mengambil tindakan yang sepatutnya bagi memastikan segala bantuan dapat disalurkan bagi meringankan beban pelakon tersebut.

“Selepas banyak orang ‘tag’ saya di media sosial, saya sudah meminta kakitangan Finas untuk memberikan perhatian kepada kes Puteri Balqis ini.

“Suka untuk saya maklumkan bahawa kami kini sedang berusaha untuk memberikan bantuan yang sewajarnya. (Sebagai sebuah agensi, kami memerlukan kelulusan dengan menyediakan dokumen berkaitan yang diperlukan sebelum memberikan bantuan kepada mana-mana individu),” tulisnya.

Hans berkata demikian menerusi satu kenyataan yang dimuat naik di Instagram miliknya.

Katanya, sebarang bentuk bantuan kewangan akan disalurkan terus kepada badan yang sepatutnya bagi tujuan pendidikan dan bayaran perubatan.

Dalam pada itu Hans berkata, beliau juga sudah berbincang dengan pengurusan media tempatan untuk memberikan bantuan yang sewajarnya kepada Balqis.

Terdahulu, kisah penderitaan pelakon cilik tersebut menjadi tular selepas kisah penderitaan kehidupannya disiarkan sebuah program televisyen tempatan.

Pemenang Pelakon Wanita Terbaik Drama, Anugerah Skrin ke-18 itu dikatakan terpaksa mengikat perut dan menjual buku di jalanan bagi meneruskan hidup.

Ekoran pendedahan itu, pelbagai respons yang diterima termasuklah ada pihak yang membuat pelbagai spekulasi yang mengecam peranan ibu bapanya.


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ADELAIDE – A social media prankster appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday (Jan 15) charged in relation to driving a car full of water to a liquor store during a heat wave and buying beer.

Michael Alexander Philippou, 28, who operates the RackaRacka YouTube channel with his twin brother Danny, faced the Christies Beach Magistrates Court in Adelaide on charges including driving in a reckless or dangerous manner, driving an unregistered vehicle and failing to wear a seat belt.

He posted video online of him and his companion Jackson O’Doherty wearing goggles and scuba regulators while driving the modified Ford Laser sedan in January last year.

The suspension of the leaking sedan clearly struggled with the weight of water as it drove to a drive-in liquor store where Philippou and O’Doherty bought two bottles of beer.

The video shows them drinking the beer underwater.

Another video posted in December showed police arresting Philippou over the stunt.

Magistrate Susan O’Connor on Wednesday relaxed Philippou’s bail conditions to allow him to travel interstate before he appears in court next in February.

Outside court, Philippou was surrounded by supporters and at one point pretended to get stuck in a door, Australian Broadcasting Corp reported.

“I’m confident as always. I’ve been ready for this. We’ve been training hard for this. It will be quick,” he told ABC.


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A Singaporean man was recently kidnapped during a work trip in Thailand, tortured, and forced to transfer USD500,000 (RM2,037,900) in Bitcoin to his abductors

According to The Star, the man in question, Mark Cheng Jin Quan, had gone to Bangkok to negotiate a business deal proposed by his friend and travel companion, a fellow Singaporean named Lee Wei Kim.

After managing to escape the ordeal, Cheng was later informed by the police that the kidnapping was allegedly masterminded by Lee.

Cheng, previously a blockchain adviser, was actually out on bail when the incident happened last Wednesday, 8 January

According to The New Paper, Cheng had allegedly misappropriated more than USD300,000 (RM1,222,140) belonging to an investment company five years ago.

However, he was still allowed to travel to Thailand and Malaysia for work last week.

When he agreed to follow Lee to Bangkok to meet a contact for a business deal, Cheng had not suspected anything amiss

Cheng told The Straits Times that he met Lee several years ago through Bitcoin dealings, but became close in the past year as Lee wanted to learn more about Bitcoin mining.

“I didn’t know where we were going. I trusted him completely,” said Cheng, adding that they even went on a trip together before.

However, on the way to their hotel after landing at Suvarnabhumi airport, their Grab taxi pulled over at a petrol station where a group of masked men grabbed and bundled both of them into a nearby car

Cheng told Zaobao that he was then driven to several forested locations where he was drugged, blindfolded, stripped, and punched by his kidnappers.

They had also administered electric shocks and poured ice-cold water over him. They then demanded USD500,000 (RM2,037,900) in Bitcoin as ransom.

While fearing for his own life, Cheng said he was also concerned for Lee, who he thought was also abducted.

Cheng transferred BHT1.4 million (RM188,474) in Bitcoin to his abductors, however he said they were dissatisfied with the small amount and he felt a gun pointed to his head

At that moment, he knew he had to act fast. He recalled reaching behind his head, grabbing the pistol, and fleeing as fast as he could while heavily bruised.

Fortunately, he managed to hail a passing car, which drove him to a police station in the nearby province where he lodged a report.

Following a manhunt, Lee was arrested at a Bangkok hotel on Sunday, 12 January, and has been charged with robbery, detention of others, physical assault, and illegal possession of firearms

He confessed to all charges, which the police told The Straits Times could amount to a life sentence.

The police also detained four other suspects and found equipment linked to the kidnapping in one of the suspect’s homes, where they managed to recover BHT1.2 million (RM161,611).

It was reported that Cheng was shocked to discover Lee was behind the kidnap.

“I didn’t expect my friend to be involved. I really don’t know who I can trust now,” he said.

“I don’t think I want to come back here (to Thailand) again,” he added.


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A man and a woman have died after falling from their room in an upscale waterfront apartment building in Hong Kong.

The pair were discovered on Wednesday morning in the outdoor seating area of a cafe on the fourth floor of the K11 Musea shopping centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, at about 10.45am.

A source said police were investigating whether the duo, who were British passport holders, committed suicide.

The source said two signed suicide notes had been found in the bedroom of the K11 Artus serviced apartment, along with a white powder on a desk which police suspect could be cocaine.

“We believe the two victims fell in the early hours of Wednesday when the restaurant closed, and their bodies were found when staff arrived for work,” the source said.

The notes, one in Chinese and one in English, made reference to the pair’s sadness at the ongoing anti-government protests, and their opposition to the now-withdrawn extradition bill. The woman also held a Hong Kong ID card.

Police were checking security footage to rule out foul play.

“We suspect it was a suicide pact,” the source said. “Further investigation is needed to confirm this.”

The serviced apartment is property of New World Development. The Post has approached New World Development for comment.

Hong Kong has been gripped by more than seven months of social unrest, sparked by opposition to an extradition bill, since withdrawn, which would have allowed the transfer of suspects to stand trial in mainland China, among other jurisdictions.

Demonstrations have repeatedly ended in clashes between anti-government protesters and police.


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Sembawang Hot Spring Park has been open for less than two weeks, and the display of inconsiderate behaviour from some visitors has yet to stop.

If you thought pieces of egg shells floating in the hot spring water was bad, another visitor has taken things up a notch.

Not content with dipping his feet in the foot bath, a middle-aged man recently sat down in the lowest tier of the park’s cascading pool.

Although the pool was shallow, he managed to submerge the lower half of his body in the hot spring water.

His impromptu soak was captured by Ryan Tyras, who uploaded the photo on Facebook.

In his post, Tyras said that the man’s actions drove visitors away from the water feature.

“Yes, you can wipe down your body with a towel and a pail (of hot spring water) but you shouldn’t dip your whole body (in it),” he wrote.

While visitors are welcome to collect hot spring water to make their own onsen eggs, Tyras said the pool was not meant for the man to “boil his ‘eggs’ (testicles).”

Just like the hot spring water, the man’s behaviour has got netizens steaming.

PHOTO: Facebook screengrab

“If the temperature of the hot spring water could be adjusted, I’d boil the water and cook him there,” an enraged Facebook user wrote.

Another said that the park needs to put up clear signs indicating what is allowed and what is not there.

PHOTO: Facebook screengrab

Several users said they were disgusted by the man’s behaviour and added that they would reconsider taking foot baths or cooking eggs at the park.

Others suggested educating visitors on hot spring etiquette, such as cleaning themselves with soap and water or rinsing themselves off before getting into the water.

According to NParks, bathing in the hot spring is a no-no in its books. The washing and drying of clothes at the facility is not allowed either.


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Ketam bertaburan atas jalan

January 16, 2020 | News | No Comments

LEBIH 500 kilogram (kg) ketam hidup bertaburan di atas jalan raya selepas lori yang membawa hasil laut itu terbabas dan terbalik di Batu 4, Jalan Apas, di Tawau, semalam.

Pemandu lori terbabit, lelaki berumur 50 tahun tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan.

Ketua Polis Daerah Tawau, Asisten Komisioner Peter Umbuas berkata, kejadian ketika lori dipandu lelaki itu dari arah Jalan Apas menuju ke Lapangan Terbang Tawau, kira-kira 8 pagi.

Katanya, apabila melalui buatan, lelaki itu dikatakan cuba mengelak sebuah kereta yang berada di hadapannya yang berhenti secara mengejut.

“Pemandu lori cuba mengelak ke arah sebelah kanan jalan menyebabkan dia hilang kawalan, sebelum lori yang sarat membawa muatan ketam itu terbalik,” katanya dalam kenyataan, hari ini.

Jelas Peter lagi, siasatan awal di tempat kejadian mendapati kemalangan berpunca daripada kecuaian pemandu lori yang tidak menjaga jarak pemanduan ketika mengekori kenderaan di hadapan.

“Kes disiasat mengikut Rule 10 LN59/166 kerana memandu dengan cuai sehingga menyebabkan kemalangan.” katanya.

Sementara itu, orang ramai yang berada di tempat kejadian membantu mengutip ketam yang bertaburan itu.


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Chinese New Year is approaching, and while many families in China gather to kick the new year off with a bang, it would appear one kid took the saying literally.

Whilst on holiday, an eight-year-old boy in Dunhuang, China, stuck a lit firecracker through the edges of a manhole cover on a street and landed himself in the hospital after an explosion sent him flying into the air.

Surveillance cameras captured the moment of the explosion on Jan 10. The force of the blast sent the child flying into the air before he landed next to the manhole. Fortunately, the manhole cover crashed down several metres away from the boy and shattered into several pieces.

An elderly passer-by who heard the sound of the blast had thought a heating pipe had burst. When he checked out the area, he was greeted with the sight of the child laying on the ground.

After wiping the blood off the boy’s mouth, he yelled for his wife to help find the child’s parents. When he got no response, the man quickly carried the child away and took him to Dunhuang Hospital for treatment.

Despite increased warnings, such accidents have continued to happen. Over the past few years, there have been several reports of children throwing lit firecrackers into septic systems and causing explosions in China. Septic tanks contain methane gas which is flammable and combustible.

In 2017, two women and a child were severely injured after the youngster slipped a lit firecracker into an underground septic tank despite warning signs, causing the street to rupture, burying them in concrete rubble.

Another boy was sent flying after pulling the same stunt in 2018.

Last year, a similar accident tore up the pavement and damaged several cars, but the boy who set off the explosion escaped unscathed.


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An Indonesian maid in Singapore recently admitted that she purposely put her bodily fluids consisting of saliva, urine and menstrual blood into her employer’s food. The maid, identified as Diana, said that she had mixed these fluids into the rice and drinking water of her employer’s family and they all consumed the tainted food. 

According to Straits Times, Diana pleaded guilty to two counts of mischief and one theft charge on Monday (January 13th). She said that she did this because she believed that if her employer ate or drank the contaminated food, they would listen to her and not scold her for any bad performance. And if this wasn’t enough, she also stole money from them.

The 30-year-old maid was hired in 2017 to work for the family of six and after working for them for two years, in August 2019, she mixed her urine, saliva and menstrual blood into her employer’s food. She also stole over S$13,000 (RM39,000) from her employer’s mother on five different occasions between August 2017 and June 2018. Later, she managed to steal another S$4,200 (RM12,600) between September and November 2019.

The mother, who is a 67-year-old housewife had a monthly allowance from her husband and three daughters and she would keep the money in a safe in her bedroom. This safe was secured with a digital number lock and Diana realised that the money was kept there so she began plotting.

DPP Ang said, “The accused, who was able to access the complainant’s bedroom while cleaning the house, was aware that this safe was placed in the complainant’s cupboard. She, therefore, decided to steal from the complainant by accessing this safe.

“In order to do this, the accused began to monitor the complainant each time the complainant unlocked her iPad. By doing so, the accused managed to identify the numeric passcode to the complainant’s iPad. The accused then waited until she was alone in the complainant’s bedroom before attempting to unlock the complainant’s safe with the same numeric passcode.”

Diana managed to open the safe and took out the money there to pass to another Indonesian woman to be remitted back to their home country. The employer’s mother realised that her money was missing and made a police report on October 6th last year. It is unclear how the housewife found out about Diana’s offences.

She was sentenced to six months and seven weeks’ jail after pleading guilty. Diana was not represented by a lawyer and said she regrets what she has done. “I would like to apologise to my employers from the bottom of my heart… I stole my employer’s money because my family in Indonesia has some distress. I am very remorseful,” she added.


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If you haven’t paid off all your samans, you just got lucky for waiting this long!

You can now get a 50% discount for all your outstanding summonses from 18th January to 1st February, said Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias.

What’s even better is that you don’t have to queue up for hours to pay your summonses like you used to do in the past. Instead, you can pay them online which makes it a whole lot faster and easier!

According to The Star, Azisman said that this year, the police are advising citizens to use e-payments to settle their outstanding summonses, especially during this festive season.

“You can make payments online via MyEG and,” he said in a special press conference in conjunction with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) 2019 achievements and 2020 plans here Monday (Jan 13).

He added that 5,763 cases of fatal accidents were reported last year compared to 5,870 cases in the previous year, 2018.

“This is JSPT’s key performance index where we have reduced fatal accidents by 107 cases or 1.8%. Although the number is small, this is our KPI, and we expect this number to reduce every year,” he said.

It’s great to hear that the yearly amount of traffic accidents have been reduced! And if you’ve got some unsettled payments to do, hop online and pay them off this 18th January to 1st February.


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A resident of Marang, Terengganu, Aziro wants to find a wife

So he put up a couple of public banners advertising himself in Terengganu.

According to the 35-year-old, he had put up two banners in Dungun, with one in town, and the other by the beach at Pantai Teluk Bidara, reported Malay Mail yesterday evening, 10 January.

One of Aziro’s banners came to light after it was posted on Twitter

But why banners?

He confessed that he has given up searching for a wife through the usual method of social media or dating apps because there’s just too much competition and choices that he had to face.

“So I decided to put up a banner of myself, hoping that anyone from the nearby villages would be interested,” Aziro said, adding that he is praying for the best.

He claims to have received numerous calls from curious strangers

“I’ve received calls from Kedah, KL, Selangor and even Kuantan,” Malay Mail quoted him as saying.

“There’s even a caller from Penang complimenting me about my method of finding a wife and the originality of the idea,” the 35-year-old, who has not informed his family of his search, boasted.

Aziro’s banner has since found its way to the widely popular Twitter account of ‘No Context Malaysia’, where it has gone viral


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