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An angry man trying to drag another motorist online for overtaking him got his shaming attempt backfired. 

The man had been hogging the fast lane, after all. 

A man who goes by the name Vincent Kim did not appreciate getting overtaken by a Skoda sedan driver while driving along the two-lane viaduct last Wednesday (Feb 5). So upset was he that two days later, he uploaded dashcam footage on Facebook, berating (in all caps) the other motorist for “rushing”. 

Vincent was particularly mad because the Skoda driver had allegedly endangered the lives of his family inside the car. 

PHOTO: Facebook screengrab

Instead of getting people on his side, the man was the one at the receiving end of internet condemnation. You see, netizens watched both clips and determined that Vincent had been… road-hogging. 

Vincent Kim 发布于 2020年2月6日周四

Cruising at a leisurely 70 km/h (according to the dash cam’s heads-up display), Vincent had been travelling along the right-most lane, rightfully abiding by the speed limit. But commenters slammed him nonetheless for not giving way to overtaking vehicles behind him. 

Vincent Kim 发布于 2020年2月6日周四

No mercy was given in the comments section. 

PHOTO: Facebook screengrab

AsiaOne

BEIJING – For Malaysians returning to China for work after the Lunar New Year break, festive cookies share space in their baggage with medical supply to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Unlike previous years when they would bring back their favourite Chinese New Year goodies in bulk, this time their bags were stuffed with face masks, gloves, hand sanitisers, alcohol swabs, antiseptic disinfectants and safety goggles.

Some even brought back sanitisers with high alcohol content, only to find this inflammable item forbidden on board the flight.

Most Chinese cities officially started work on Monday after a two-week respite, which included the week-long Spring Festival holiday.

Operations director Asthy Tan and her husband flew from Malaysia to the Chinese capital with four pieces of baggage.

“We have 10 boxes of disposable masks, three boxes each of N95 masks and gloves and 25 bottles of sanitisers in various sizes.

“Some of them are for our friends,” she said.

To prepare for her 14-day quarantine at home, Tan, 40, also brought back an assortment of biscuits, packets of cooking pastes, bee hoon and her favourite instant teh tarik.

Film director Michael Wong took an extra step in protecting his family from the disease.

As soon as they boarded the plane, they wiped their seats, arm rests and trays with disinfectant.

“Luckily, no one complained,” Wong, 48, said.

In preparation for the two-week quarantine, his house has now become a mini store and pharmacy with 500 sachets of Malaysian coffee, six containers of biscuits, a variety of pastries and 10 boxes of surgical masks, gloves, alcohol swabs and sanitisers.

“It’s a whole new experience for me this time even though I went through the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic in 2003.

“I had just got married then but now I have two children and three cats.

“The responsibility has grown so I have to be extra careful,” he said.

Scheduled to fly from Sabah on Feb 16, project manager Arthur Pang has decided to leave behind bulky and heavy clothing like jeans to make room for medical supplies and food stuff.

“I bought a lot without realising that my bags were already full,” said the 46-year-old.

Pang said he would be bringing over 100 pieces of masks, 500 pieces of alcohol swabs, 200 latex gloves, a thermometer, a few bottles of cod liver oil and Vitamin C.

“I am also going to stuff my luggage with instant noodles, beverages and canned food like sardines and curry chicken, ” he added.

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Likely inspired by the success of Emoji Mashup Bot, a Twitter account that publishes new-wave emojis made from existing ones, Google has launched “Emoji Kitchen” for its Gboard.

As of Feb 13, over 2,000 emojis exist according to Unicode Consortium, the leading reference site on all things emoji when all variants are taken into account. Now, Google is putting a whole new selection of characters at the fingertips of Gboard users by launching “Emoji Kitchen”.

The new emoji stickers are created in a similar way to those of the Emoji Mashup Bot, a Twitter account that randomly combines existing emojis to make new ones like a confounded jack-o-lantern or a grinning alien.

Unlike the Bot, however, the Google designs are created by hand rather than being automatically generated, making, the icons more streamlined. Users will be able to “explore new ‘recipes’ of expressions using your favourite emoji as ingredients”.

For example, if you’re feeling like a cowboy but are also feeling lovestruck, sad, or like a ghost, there’s not an emoji for that. Those with the feature will be able to simply tap on any emoji with mashup options to be prompted with a new collection of icons.

Emoji Kitchen began rolling out to Android users with the Gboard Feb 12.

AsiaOne

PETALING JAYA – Love it seems, will conquer all, even fears over the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak.

Many of the top restaurants in town and five-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur are fully booked, or nearly so, for Valentine’s Day dinner tomorrow night.

With 18 cases recorded in Malaysia, couples still prefer to dine out even if they have to take precautionary measures.

Married couple Kang Chong Hian, 46, and Ngai Mei Ling, 44, will be avoiding public places such as shopping malls due to concerns over Covid-19.

Having booked a restaurant two weeks ago, Kang and Ngai said that as they were bringing their three children along for the dinner, they had to consider their safety, too.

“The restaurant that we picked is located outdoors. We will just need to go to the car park, go to the restaurant, then go home.

“I think Valentine’s Day is quieter this year. There’s not much excitement, people are scared,” said Ngai when met at a shopping mall here yesterday.

Kang concurred, saying that they were not as excited for Valentine’s Day this year compared to previous years as there were many activities they had to rule out.

Kang said his family was taking precautions such as practising good hand hygiene by washing their hands frequently and using sanitisers, as well as face masks in public.

Self-employed 26-year-old CK and his girlfriend, only known as Lydia, 22, would also be having dinner at a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, despite feeling a little worried.

“We are most likely going to celebrate Valentine’s with Lydia’s parents, who will be visiting from Terengganu, because their wedding anniversary is on the same day,” CK said.

“We will probably go somewhere near my place, maybe a Japanese restaurant.

“I think people are still generally going out on Valentine’s Day. The outbreak might affect (the celebrations) a bit but we’re not too concerned about it.”

Meanwhile, married couple Wahidah Basri, 27, and Hazman Razlan, 37, would most likely stay home for a more low-key celebration.

“Usually on Fridays, we prefer to stay at home and have quality time.

“I don’t think we’ll go out for Valentine’s Day this year. There are so many diseases spreading out there,” Wahidah said.

AsiaOne

Guru parah ditetak depan rumah

February 13, 2020 | News | No Comments

GURU lelaki parah diserang tiga lelaki tidak dikenali di depan rumahnya di Taman Sri Impian, Kluang, pagi hari ini.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kluang, Asisten Komisioner Mohd Abduh Ismail berkata, S Rajes, 37, diserang ketika keluar untuk ke tempat mengajar di sebuah sekolah menengah di Taman Suria dekat Kluang, pada 7.13 pagi.

Katanya, akibat kejadian itu, mangsa kini dirawat di Hospital Enche Besar Hajjah Khalsom (HEBHK) Kluang kerana mengalami kecederaan parah di kepala, kedua-dua belah tangan dan kaki akibat ditetak menggunakan objek tajam.

“Hasil siasatan awal mendapati suspek menaiki kereta Perodua Myvi putih serta tidak ada mengambil atau merosakkan barang-barang mangsa dan serangan dipercayai bermotifkan dendam.

“Ketiga-tiga suspek memakai topeng muka dan dipercayai menggunakan parang untuk menyerang mangsa,” katanya dalam kenyataan media hari ini.

Mohd Abduh berkata, pihaknya mendapatkan khidmat Jabatan Forensik Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Johor untuk membantu siasatan di tempat kejadian.

Katanya, mereka berjaya mengesan dua cap jari selain mengambil sampel darah di tempat kejadian.

“Kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 326 Kanun Keseksaan. Keadaan mangsa dilaporkan kritikal.

“Orang ramai yang yang mempunyai maklumat kejadian boleh menghubungi mana-mana balai polis berdekatan,” katanya.

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Bayi lebih kecil daripada anak patung

February 13, 2020 | News | No Comments

London: Seorang bayi bersaiz lebih kecil daripada anak patung kerana dilahirkan ketika berusia 11 minggu lebih awal dari jangkaan, kini mampu hidup normal seperti insan lain seusianya.

Dalam laporan Daily Star UK, Logan Teague hanya seberat 623 gram (g), kurang 283g daripada bayi terkecil yang dilahirkan di United Kingdom, namun kini beratnya mencecah tiga kilogram.

Danielle Forrester dan suami, Ben Teague masing-masing berusia 24 tahun meletakkan anak patung di sebelah anak lelaki mereka bagi membandingkan saiz dan ternyata bayi itu lebih kecil.

“Anak patung itu bersaiz kecil tetapi saiz Logan lebih kecil daripada itu menyebabkan saya terfikir betapa kecilnya anak kami.

“Saya hanya sedar mengandung ketika usia kandungan mencecah 13 minggu. Kandungan ini berisiko tinggi kerana saya menderita kegagalan buah pinggang sejak lima tahun lalu,” katanya.

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A pair of drivers’ unlawful road race ended horribly after it resulted in a collision with a passing vehicle, causing a two-year-old child to be flung onto the highway on Monday (Feb 10).

The incident occurred along the southbound North-South Expressway in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

A one-minute-long recording of the incident was uploaded onto Facebook on Tuesday (Feb 11) by the dashcam owner, who turned out to be the victim’s uncle.

The harrowing clip showed two vehicles — a blue Honda Jazz and a white Perodua Myvi — speeding along a highway, with the latter vehicle dangerously weaving between the other cars on the road. 

In a shocking turn of events, the white car attempted to overtake a car, hitting it in the process before speeding away.

The blue sedan, which had been behind the two, quickly pulled away into the next lane, revealing a young child lying on the road. 

Fortunately, the dashcam vehicle managed to stop in time, avoiding the child. Thanks to the fast reaction of a passing container vehicle, the child was quickly rescued and retrieved from the road.

Paidaiah Ramu 发布于 2020年2月10日周一

Though the dashcam footage is dated 2018, the owner clarified that he did not set a date on the device, hence the incorrect timestamp. The police confirmed that the incident took place on Monday afternoon.

According to Astro Awani, investigations revealed that the victim’s father had been driving on the right-most lane when a white Myvi crashed into them.

The victim’s father lost control of the car and subsequently hit the highway divider before crashing and hitting the Myvi, the impact of which caused the boy to be flung out onto the road.

The boy suffered minor injuries on his legs, arms and legs and is currently being treated at the hospital.

The 20-year-old driver of the white Perodua Myvi was arrested on Tuesday (Feb 11), while the 23-year-old driver of the blue Honda Jazz surrendered himself to the police, reported The Star.

Investigations are still underway for reckless and dangerous driving.

AsiaOne

Pesta sehari laut terbelah

February 13, 2020 | News | No Comments

“IA boleh digambarkan seperti laut terbelah sehingga menampakkan beting pasir,” kata penduduk Pulau Pangkor, Mazwin Teh Abdul Rahman, 37.

Dia berkata demikian menggambarkan keadaan fenomena air surut habis yang berlaku pada Februari setiap tahun di Pulau Pangkor.

Fenomena itu membolehkan orang ramai menyeberang ke Pulau Giam dari Pantai Teluk Nipah dengan hanya berjalan.

Ia hanya berlaku pada Februari dan musim perayaan Tahun Baharu Cina, sekali gus menjadi tumpuan ramai dari dalam dan luar pulau peranginan itu.

Penduduk Pulau Pangkor, Mazwin Teh Abdul Rahman, 37, berkata, jarak Pantai Teluk Nipah ke Pulau Giam kira-kira 400 meter dan mengambil masa 10 hingga 15 minit berjalan.

“Tetapi tak semua hari akan surut sepenuhnya, hanya sehari saja yang surut habis. Pagi semalam (kelmarin) air surut paras buku lali dan mengikut jadual air pasang surut, jam 12.02 tengah hari (semalam) air akan surut sepenuhnya (0.0 meter).

“Biasanya air mula surut bermula jam 11 hingga 12 tengah hari dan kami akan pulang sebelum air mula pasang serta sentiasa berhati-hati,” katanya ketika dihubungi, semalam.

Menurutnya, Februari menjadi bulan yang ditunggu-tunggu penduduk setempat kerana fenomena itu hanya berlaku sekali saja dalam setahun pada bulan berkenaan.

“Memang ramai yang datang ke sini terutama pada hari cuti macam pesta di sini, tapi perlu rujuk jadual dahulu untuk periksa paras surut air.

“Fenomena ini juga beri kesempatan kepada penduduk mencari gamat di celahan batu karang, kadang-kadang boleh dapat lima kilogram gamat,” katanya.

Sementara itu, Pemangku Ketua Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Pangkor, Nor Mazlan Mohd Salleh berkata, orang ramai dinasihatkan sentiasa mengutamakan keselamatan ketika melakukan aktiviti laut.

Katanya, selain itu, orang ramai juga perlu memastikan air benar-benar surut serta berjalan dalam kumpulan di lokasi berkenaan.

hmetro

Cetak duit palsu dalam kondo

February 12, 2020 | Crime, News | No Comments

BERBEKALKAN komputer riba, mesin pencetak, penyembur cat, berus warna, lampu pengimbas dan roller span, sindiket wang palsu mampu mencetak wang tunai dalam not RM100 dipercayai sehingga ratusan ribu ringgit yang dilakukan di kondominium di Jalan Sultan Ismail di sini.

Mereka itu dipercayai sudah menjalankan kegiatan haram berkenaan sejak tiga bulan lalu.

Aktiviti mencetak wang palsu itu bagaimanapun berakhir apabila rumah yang menjadi sarang pencetakan diserbu sepasukan polis dari Bahagian Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial (JSJK) Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Dang Wangi, jam 2 petang, Sabtu lalu.

Harian Metro difahamkan kegiatan itu terbongkar apabila rakan kepada suspek utama membayar makanan menggunakan wang palsu itu di sebuah restoran di sebuah pusat beli-belah terkemuka di ibu kota, Jumaat lalu.

Menurut sumber, susulan disyaki menggunakan wang palsu, pengurus restoran berkenaan melaporkan kepada pengawal keselamatan sebelum lelaki berusia 36 tahun itu ditahan.

“Pemeriksaan lanjut menemui 28 keping wang palsu dalam not RM100 sebelum suspek diserahkan kepada polis,” katanya.

Sumber itu berkata, tindakan susulan dilakukan JSJK IPD Dang Wangi kemudian menahan tiga lagi suspek termasuk suspek utama.

Memperincikan lanjut, sumber itu berkata, suspek pertama yang ditahan membawa polis ke sebuah kondominium di Jalan Sultan Ismail jam 8.15 malam sehari selepas itu.

“Ketika serbuan seorang lelaki berusia 22 tahun berada dalam premis dan pemeriksaan menemui pelbagai jenis telefon bimbit, komputer riba, mesin pencetak, botol penyembur cat serta beberapa peralatan disyaki digunakan bagi mencetak wang.

“Anggota polis turut menemui lebih 200 keping kertas bercetak RM100 dengan pelbagai nombor siri yang dipercayai palsu,” katanya.

Difahamkan, dua lagi ahli sindiket termasuk suspek utama berjaya ditahan JSJK IPD Dang Wangi dalam serbuan berasingan sekitar ibu kota.

Sementara itu, Ketua Polis Daerah Dang Wangi Asisten Komisioner Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdullah ketika dihubungi mengesahkan penahanan keempat-empat suspek.

Katanya, siasatan lanjut masih dijalankan mengikut Seksyen 489D Kanun Keseksaan.

hmetro

Perompak cedera ditembak

February 12, 2020 | News | No Comments

LELAKI Indonesia yang juga suspek kes samun bank di sekitar Sungai Buloh cedera di kaki akibat ditembak anggota polis di Batu 5, Gombak, malam tadi.

Ketua Polis Daerah Sungai Buloh Superintendan Shafa’aton Abu Bakar berkata, dalam kejadian jam 9.30 malam itu, polis mengekori suspek yang melarikan diri dengan motosikal.

“Anggota polis mengarahkan suspek memberhentikan motosikalnya, namun lelaki itu bertindak agresif dan melanggar motosikal seorang anggota polis sehingga menyebabkan kecederaan pada kaki dan tangan kiri anggota berkenaan.

“Berikutan itu, pihak polis melepaskan dua das tembakan mengenai bahagian kaki kanan suspek,” katanya ketika dihubungi, di sini, hari ini.

Shafa’aton berkata, suspek kemudian dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) untuk rawatan lanjut dan dilaporkan dalam keadaan stabil.

“Pemeriksaan dilakukan terhadap suspek menemui satu parang. Suspek juga dipercayai terbabit dengan kes samun bank di kawasan Sungai Buloh bersama lima lagi rakannya yang sudah ditahan sebelum ini.

“Kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 307 Kanun Keseksaan dan Seksyen 6 (1) Akta Bahan Letupan, Kakisan dan Senjata Berbahaya 1958,” katanya.

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