• Current Affairs,  Malaysia

    PM Najib is Now Your ‘Ah Jib Gor’ on Facebook

    PM Najib is attempting to reach out to the Chinese crowd via a Facebook page called ‘Ah Jib Gor’ Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak turns into social media to reach out to the Chinese-speaking crowd. Yesterday was a week before Chinese New Year, and he created a Facebook page in Mandarin. The page creation complements PM Najib’s existing official Facebook page and Twitter account. Ah Jib Gor means Elder Brother Najib in Mandarin – which symbolizes PM Najib as an ordinary member of the society, not straight-jacket as a Prime Minister. “We know some Chinese people know both English and Chinese. We want a more effective kind of…

  • Current Affairs

    Journalists Celebrate World Press Freedom Day

    The 3rd of May each year marks the World Press Freedom Day which represents an opportunity to commemorate the fundamental principles of press freedom around the globe and to pay solemn tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Let’s all take a moment to remember the sacrifices made by journalists with intentions to report fair and unbiased news to the rest of the world, and the ones that never made it out alive. In September of 2011, Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, a 39-year old Bernama TV cameraman, died in the Somali capital of Mogadishu when African Union peacekeepers allegedly shot at a four-wheel drive in…

  • Current Affairs,  Malaysia

    [Updated] Kidnapped child Nayati Moodliar has Come Home (May 3)

    Update 6 (5/5, 5.52pm): Nayati says he’s OK! in a video. Update 5 (3/5, 4.13pm): Sham Moodliar expresses gratitude towards the Police for their efforts. Update 4 (3/5, 3.13pm): After his checkup, Nayati takes to the streets and walks back home with friends. Update 3 (3/5, 2.o7pm): Father Sham Moodliar updates Twitter that Nayati is being checked by the doctor and posts another picture for his homecoming tribute.  Update 2 (3/5, 10.29am): More info released. Nayati was released safe and unharmed in a R&R stop along the North South Expressway near Rawang at 7.30am this morning. The family was contacted by the kidnappers shortly after he was kidnapped last Friday…

  • Current Affairs,  Malaysia

    Lost Furkid, Anyone?

    On April 19, 2012 at about 5pm, a lady found a frightened and shivering silky terrier hiding below a vehicle along Jalan Riang in Happy Garden KL. The female silky terrier was badly matted and looked lost and out of place. It took a lot of coaxing before she came out from under the car. The lady has since given it a good bath and haircut and will be sending it to the vet today. While giving her a bath, she noticed that the silky terrier was wheezing and there was a lump under one of her nipples. We certainly hope this poor silky terrier lost her way and wasn’t…

  • Current Affairs,  International

    Friday 13 Special : ‘Black Widow’ Serial Killer Sentenced to Death

    Accused serial killer Kanae Kijima,37, has been found guilty on three counts of murder and sentenced to her death in Tokyo, Japan. Kijima is known as the ‘Black Widow’ – the female spider that eats its partner after mating,  for killing three men aged 41, 53 and 80 whom she met through Internet dating sites, after dating them for their money. She was notorious for meeting multiple men through matchmaking sites and quickly engaged in relationships not long before they died under suspicious circumstances. All three victims died due to carbon-monoxide poisoning, two of them were believed to have been drugged with sleep-inducing drugs before-hand. Kijima lived a luxurious lifestyle,…

  • Current Affairs,  Malaysia

    Malaysians Love Luxury Goods, Despite Economic Crisis

    Survey: Malaysians and other Asians spend on luxury items despite belt-tightening plans. Turn to the news channel and you shall hear about Asia and the strangling economic crisis, as felt by the rest of the world. Turn the TV off and stroll to the nearest shopping mall – branded bags and diamond watches will surround you, amidst sea of shopping bags. A recent survey recently confirms the high lifestyle Malaysians lead in the current economic downturn. 72 per cent of respondents said they were paying the same or more for a luxury car, while 62 per cent were paying the same or more for luxury watches and jewellery. The survey involved…

  • Current Affairs,  International,  Malaysia

    8.9 Earthquake Hits Aceh, Tremors felt across Asia

    At 4.50pm local time today, Aceh, Indonesia was hit by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake. A regional tsunami warning has been issued in view of the strong magnitude. Initial reports stated that the quake seem to have originated from the same spot of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which killed 230,00 people. The tremors were felt across various states in Malaysia including Selangor and Penang. Residents in Singapore, Bangkok and Bangalore also reported feeling the tremors which lasted for more than 2 minutes. The twitter world was abuzz with the news as people scrambled to find out the cause of the tremors and also to share about their experience. Everyone has…

  • Current Affairs,  Malaysia

    UPDATE : Tsunami Watch Issued for Georgetown and Port Dickson

    Updates:  The Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued a tsunami warning for Georgetown at 9pm tonight, and Port Dickson at 2am. The Pacific Tsunami Weather Center has just issued a schedule of estimated initial tsunami wave arrival times after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.7 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province this morning. Twitter was abuzz with reports of tremors felt in Penang, Malaysia earlier today where high rise apartments and offices shook for at least a minute. Singapore, Thailand, and India are also countries that could be affected. It is not known if a tsunami was generated from this earthquake but  everyone is advised to be vigilant and…

  • Current Affairs,  Malaysia

    Furkids for adoption!

    As any pet owners will tell you, the joys of caring for a pet is a very fulfilling one. Not only are they good companions, they can also make your day seems brighter and teach you a lot of things about life like responsibility and accountability. An adoption drive is being organised for the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) project this Wednesday, April 11th at The Bee, Publika Solaris Dutamas, KL. Come on down and support this worthy cause. The proceeds from the sale of beer as well as certain flavors of ice-cream will go to MDDB. The management of The Bee will also be opening up the space for pet…

  • Current Affairs,  International

    Filipinos Welcome Easter Week with Excruciating Rituals

    Blood, whips, and crosses are seen around Phillipines in a ritual leading to Easter Sunday Hundreds of locales in Mabalacat are seen marching barefoot, carrying heavy wooden crosse, and whipping themselves to bleed. At the end of the procession, that will get themselves tied to the cross. The annual procession committed by Filipino Catholics are meant to depict the amount of excruciating pains Lord Jesus went through before his humanly death to wash man’s sins away. Such commemoration is held at the end of Lent period – a 40-day religious preparation for Easter. Many bishops are against the torturing tradition, but the locales believe that it cures and cleanse one’s…