Selangor perkenalkan inisiatif KISS | Astro Awani



SHAH ALAM: Kerajaan Negeri Selangor memperkenalkan inisiatif baharu iaitu Kasih Ibu Smart Selangor (KISS) yang akan membantu golongan ibu di negeri itu.

Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali mengumumkan bahawa KISS dikhususkan kepada keluarga berpendapatan RM2,000 ke bawah.

“Setiap ibu yang layak akan menerima bantuan sebanyak RM 2,400 setahun, atau RM 200 setiap bulan.

“Melalui Kad KISS, kira-kira 30,000 golongan ibu di Selangor akan mendapat bekalan makanan asas seperti beras, minyak masak dan tepung serta peralatan dan pakaian sekolah untuk anak-anak di pasaraya serta kedai runcit yang akan dikenal pasti,” katanya ketika membentangkan Bajet 2018 Selangor di Shah Alam pada Jumaat.

Jelas Mohamed Azmin, pelaksanaan KISS itu adalah sebahagian daripada Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat yang akan dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh kerajaan negeri dengan implikasi kewangan sebanyak RM 72 juta.

Sebagai permulaan, kata beliau kerajaan negeri komited untuk memulakan inisiatif itu bagi suku tahun pertama 2018 dengan pembiayaan sebanyak RM 18 juta.

Pembentangan itu dibuat di Persidangan Penggal Kelima Dewan Negeri Selangor yang Ke-13 2017 di Bangunan Dewan Negeri Selangor di sini hari ini.



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JKDM rancang ubah pentadbiran ikut zon – Nasional


MELAKA 3 Nov. – Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia (JKDM) sedang mengkaji untuk melaksanakan pentadbirannya mengikut zon di seluruh negara bagi memantapkan institusi itu sebelum ia dikorporatkan.

Ketua Pengarahnya, Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam berkata, langkah itu sedang dibincang di peringkat tertinggi jabatan termasuk penyediaan kertas kerja sebelum dibentangkan kepada Jabatan Perbendeharaan dan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) untuk diusulkan kepada Kabinet bagi kelulusan.


“JKDM sedang mengkaji usaha mewujudkan pengezonan di seluruh negara bagi memantapkan jentera jabatan. Sebagai contoh kita akan mengkhususkan zon tengah untuk JKDM bagi negeri Wilayah Persekutuan, Selangor dan Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) di mana mungkin perjawatan akan dilihat semula, sama ada perlu hanya seorang pengarah untuk setiap zon atau kekal seorang pengarah di setiap negeri.


“Langkah pengezonan ini dibuat bagi menjimatkan perbelanjaan jabatan kerana setiap negeri mungkin ada antara 200 kakitangan dan pegawai dan jika dibahagikan mengikut zon, mungkin hanya 250 diperlukan untuk tiga negeri tersebut,” katanya dalam sidang akhbar selepas Majlis Penutup Tamat Latihan Kursus Asas Penguasa Kastam Gred WK41 dan Penolong Penguasa Kastam Gred WK29 oleh Ketua Setiausaha Perbendaharaan, Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Irwan Serigar Abdullah, di Akademi Kastam Diraja Malaysia (Akmal) Bukit Baru di sini sebentar tadi.


Bagaimanapun kata beliau, cadangan itu hanya akan diputuskan oleh kerajaan dan ia merupakan satu perancangan sebelum jabatan tersebut dikorporatkan seperti mana diumumkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pada Mac lalu.


Beliau turut memberitahu, JKDM kini mempunyai keanggotaan sebanyak 15,000 perjawatan di seluruh negara namun masih terdapat kira-kira 700 kekosongan jawatan pelbagai pangkat yang belum diisi.


Katanya, jumlah perjawatan sedia ada itu dianggap sudah memadai dan pihaknya sedang mencari kaedah terbaik untuk mengoptimumkan penggunaan kakitangan walaupun terdapat kekosongan, termasuk cadangan pengezonan pentadbiran. – UTUSAN ONLINE



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MDF2017 Let the Chinese enjoy Musang King the kampung way



NANNING: The highly-anticipated three-day Malaysian Durian Festival 2017 (MDF2017), which kicks off here Friday, will give the Chinese the experience of enjoying fresh durians in the ‘kampung way’, said the event’s joint-coordinator Datuk Robin Wong Hee Joo.

Speaking to the reporters here, he said that the uniqueness of Malaysian culture – where they can enjoy such delicacies together regardless race, religion and status, was something that organisers intended to promote, explaining the reasons the committee chose to hold the event in an open space.

“The way Malaysians enjoy durian in Malaysia is more like a community-based activity, just like how we eat at the famous SS2 food outlets in Petaling Jaya…we like the atmosphere, the culture and the way we eat.

“Which is why we are bringing out an outdoor event rather than indoors, very ‘kampung style’, so that they can experience how we eat durians in Malaysia,” he said after checking on preparations for the festival.

The festival, which is jointly-organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Rimbunan Hijau and Regal International, has brought in five tonnes of the famed Musang King variety alongside 250 durian-related products and other fresh fruits including jackfruits and pineapples.

Robin expected around 300,000 visitors following the fact that the festival is ranked at 15th spot in China’s popular Internet search engine, Weibo.

“Everything has been considered, and planned, and we hope people coming here can support us and have a good atmosphere, a good time here…. I’m quite surprised that people here like durians so much.

“On the advertising and promoting part, we have a few local TV stations as well as the media highlighting the festival, and many people went to the search engine. I believe that on the Weibo search engine we 15th most popular, and as far as I’m concerned that’s very good,” he said brimming with excitement.

Apart from showcasing the durians and fresh fruits, the organisers also revealed that they were aiming to promote the 1Malaysia concept through cultural performances by dancers from Tourism Department, comprising dances of the Malays, Indians, Iban and Bidayuh (representing Malaysia’s Borneo part), and of course those of Malaysia’s Chinese commun ity,” Dominic Su, Chief Executive Officer of Regal International said.

Sam Hoo, Managing Director from Beho Fresh Sdn Bhd, one of the 40 Malaysian exhibitors, said he felt proud after being selected as a participant by the ministry, saying that it was a patriotic being able to showcase the king of fruit, and at the same time promoting the identity of Malaysia.

Bringing along about 3.8 tonnes of Musang King, making his company the biggest contributor for the event, Hoo said Beho Fresh has been looking forward to penetrating the huge Chinese which is predominantly controlled by Thailand.

“We have been studying the market here, both physical and social media strategy. Once our government gets the approval (to export fresh durians here), we will straight away execute our marketing plan here,” he said.

Another exhibitor, Chef Mohamad Daud Abu Bakar from EZ Classic Sdn Bhd, told reporters that he was looking forward to the business matching event, involving some 400 entrepreneurs from both China and Malaysia.

“I brought my best product — Gelato D24 Durian Ice cream, because I believe it’s going to add more hype to the durian frenzy here. This event is different from other durian showcasing or expo because it’s a government-to-government (G2G) initiative.

“Which is why, I aim to do networking here, and I just learned that we are scheduled to visit Qin Zhou Industrial Park (QIP), and there’s a possibility for us to open a factory there. That would be one of my priorities here,” the chef, with 35 years of experience in pastry,” added.

Meanwhile, the local people were already hyped up about the festival, saying that they have been waiting for the MDF2017 due to the massive coverage by the Chinese press.

“I am not picky on the type of durians, I will eat it as long as it’s delicious. I don’t mind paying a higher price if it’s delicious… so I am looking forward to this festival,” 50-year old community worker Madam Teng said.

“Some people said durians are smelly, but to me, it smells really good, sweet taste, and I love it, especially the Musang King. Before I tried Musang King, I heard people saying how nice the fruit is, i went on and tried it and love it,” 20-year old beauty consultant, Ding Li Na said.

— BERNAMA



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Perdana Menteri Jack Ma lancar operasi DFTZ



SEPANG: Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan Pengasas dan Pengerusi Eksekutif gergasi e-dagang Alibaba, Jack Ma, melancarkan permulaan operasi Zon Perdagangan Bebas Digital atau Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) di Aeropolis Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) di sini hari ini.

DFTZ, dilancarkan oleh kedua-dua individu pada Mac tahun ini, merupakan yang pertama seumpamanya di dunia dan bakal menjadi hab digital yang akan memudahkan pendigitalan perniagaan perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) tempatan.

Ia akan mengintegrasi dan melancarkan pemasaran, penjualan, eksport serta penghantaran produk PKS Malaysia ke serata dunia.

“(DFTZ) akan memudahkan e-dagang dengan membawa bersama agensi kerajaan, pasaran digital, serta penyedia perkhidmatan bayaran dan logistik di dalam satu platform,” kata Najib dalam satu kenyataan sempena upacara pelancaran operasi DFTZ itu hari ini.

Melalui DFTZ, PKS tempatan juga bakal memaksimumkan platform Alibaba yang mempunyai akses kepada pasaran China yang mempunyai lebih 1 bilion orang.

“Matlamat pewujudan Platform Perdagangan Global Elektronik ini adalah untuk membina sebuah platform dagangan global yang insklusif dan inovatif bagi PKS, golongan muda dan pelanggan.

“Alibaba bangga untuk berkongsi visi ini dengan DFTZ,” kata Jack Ma.

DFTZ bakal meningkatkan jumlah eksport PKS tempatan kepada ASD38 bil dan menjana lebih 60,000 pekerjaan baru menjelang 2025.



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Didakwa curi nilai tambah kad Touch ‘n Go – Mahkamah


PUTRAJAYA 3 Nov. – Dua pembantu am di Jabatan Audit Negara dihadapkan ke Mahkamah Majistret di sini hari ini atas sejumlah 235 tuduhan mencuri tambah nilai kad Touch ‘n Go milik majikannya melibatkan kerugian mencecah RM17,813.

Farizah Nekmat, 37, menghadapi 69 tuduhan manakala Normaidzatulaqma Iskandar, 36, didakwa atas 166 tuduhan mencuri tambah nilai beberapa keping kad yang berharga di antara RM1 dan RM100.


Mereka didakwa melakukan perbuatan itu pada masa yang berlainan di antara 2 Februari tahun lalu dan 24 April lalu di Aras 2, Cawangan Pentadbiran, Sektor Pengurusan, Jabatan Audit Negara, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 2 di sini.


Majistret Azizah Ahmad membenarkan Farizah diikat jamin RM8,000 manakala Normaidzatulaqma sebanyak RM14,000 dengan seorang penjamin masing-masing.


Kedua-dua tertuduh diperintah menyerahkan pasport kepada mahkamah dan melapor diri di balai polis berhampiran setiap awal bulan sebagai syarat jaminan tambahan sehingga kes selesai.


Mereka didakwa mengikut Seksyen 380 Kanun Keseksaan yang memperuntukkan hukuman penjara maksimum 10 tahun dan denda.


Mahkamah menetapkan kes itu disebut pada 5 Disember ini bagi memberi peluang mereka melantik peguam. – UTUSAN ONLINE.



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Facebooks WhatsApp messenger down for some users across the globe



MUMBAI: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger was down for many users in India and other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday afternoon.

Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media.

The extent of the outage was not immediately known, but some users reported that WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, had begun to function again about 30 minutes after initial complaints of an outage.

A spokeswoman for Facebook in Singapore said the company was investigating the matter.

Whatsappdown was the top trending item on Twitter in India, which is its biggest market with roughly 200 million of its billion-plus users.

Users in Malaysia and Singapore also complained of WhatsApp being down in those regions.



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Guru minta habuan seks mangsa digesa buat laporan polis



KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita di dalam perbualan telefon dengan seorang guru yang didakwa meminta habuan seks sebagai balasan membantu mencari pekerjaan kepada pelajarnya digesa untuk tampil membuat laporan polis.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Selangor Senior Asisten Komisioner Fadzil Ahmat berkata pihaknya telah mengambil keterangan seorang guru lelaki yang didakwa meminta perkara tidak bermoral itu tetapi gagal mengesan wanita terbabit.

“Kita telah panggil guru sekolah berkenaan dan beliau menafikan individu dalam rakaman audio berkenaan adalah dirinya.

“Dalam masa sama, kita memerlukan wanita yang didakwa menjadi mangsa untuk tampil memberi keterangan bagi membantu siasatan,” katanya ketika dihubungi Astro AWANI di sini pada Jumaat.

Difahamkan, guru lelaki itu merupakan ahli sebuah parti politik.

Bagaimanapun, Fadzil berkata, guru lelaki itu tidak ditahan sebaliknya hanya dirakam percakapan bagi membantu siasatan mengikut Seksyen 509 Kanun Keseksaan kerana mengaibkan kehormatan seseorang dan berkelakukan tidak senonoh.

Dalam pada itu, setakat ini, hampir 20 laporan polis dibuat terhadap penyebaran rakaman audio tersebut.

Dalam rakaman perbualan yang tersebar beberapa hari lalu, lelaki itu didakwa meminta habuan seks sebagai balasan membantu mencari pekerjaan kepada pelajarnya.

Dia juga mendakwa telah mendapatkan pekerjaan kepada sejumlah wanita yang baharu selesai menduduki peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).



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Suwaibah terima anugerah Mejar Kehormat – Sukan


KUALA LUMPUR 3 Nov.- Pelari Solo Wanita Negara Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir hari ini dianugerahkan pangkat Mejar Kehormat Pasukan Simpanan Sukarelawan Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (PSSTUDM) dalam satu majlis di Kementerian Pertahanan di sini hari ini.

Penganugerahan yang berlangsung tersebut diberikan sebagai tanda pengiktirafan pemegang rekod negara dan dunia itu yang telah mengharumkan nama Malaysia dalam beberapa siri jelajahan antarabangsa.


Selain Suwaibah, anugerah pangkat tersebut turut diberikan kepada Pengarah Unit Komunikasi Korporat dan Antarabangsa Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Dr. Mutia Sobihah Abdul Halim dalam majlis yang telah disempurnakan oleh Panglima Tentera Udara Tan Sri Affendi Buang. – UTUSAN ONLINE





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REWCASTLE TERDESAK JUAL NAMA ORANG DAH MATI!!! ~ SEMUT HITAM


Heh! Bijak juga Si Rewcastle ni nak melepaskan diri dia dari menghadapi pertuduhan menabur fitnah secara berseorangan. Maka mula la dia menggelupor tak tentu arah mengaitkan nama orang lain.

Kalau sebelum ini, pengasas Mazhab Sarawak Report yang menjadi anutan puak Pakatan Haprak tu cuba memetik nama Ambiga, Pengerusi Bershit sebagai orang yang memberikan dia maklumat.

Tapi malangnya, Si Ambiga tu mula sesak nafas dan mengalami sakit mulut sehingga tidak mampu untuk memberikan sebarang ulasan mengenai dakwaan yang dibuat oleh Si Rewcastle.

Namun kali ini, Si Rewcastle tu menggunakan nama mendiang Kevin Morais, bekas Timbalan Pendakwaraya SPRM pula sebagai sumber yang membekalkan maklumat kepadanya.

Rewcastle-Brown mendakwa Morais telah menghantar kepadanya draf pertuduhan terhadap Perdana Menteri mengenai skandal 1MDB yang kemudian didakwa oleh pihak berkuasa sebagai palsu,.

Rewcastle-Brown juga turut membuat dakwaan kononnya menerima dokumen itu sehari selepas bekas peguam negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail dipecat daripada jawatannya pada 27 Julai 2015.

“Defendan (Rewcastle-Brown) telah menerima draf pendakwaan dan maklumat berkaitan rancangan untuk mendakwa Najib dan pemecatan (Gani) pada hari setelah pemecatannya dari pendakwa raya, Kevin Morais,” demikian menurut pernyataan pembelaan itu.

Rewcastle-Brown mendakwa Morais telah memberikan maklumat mengenai siasatan SPRM terhadap bekas anak syarikat 1MDB, SRC International dan peguam itu merancang bertemu dengannya di London.

Dari satu sudut, tindakan Rewcastle itu seolah – olah merupakan satu penghinaan terhadap mendiang Kevin Morais yang digambarkan sebagai seorang penjawat awam pecah amanah dan tidak boleh dipercayai.

Secara tidak lansung, tindakan Si Rewcastle itu membuktikan bahawa dia sedang berada dalam keadaan terdesak. Maka terpaksa la dia jual nama mendiang Kevin Morais sebab dia tahu, orang yang dah meninggal dunia tak boleh bercakap!!!




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Britains May replaces defence minister in growing harassment scandal



LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to appoint a new defence minister on Thursday after her ally Michael Fallon quit in a sexual harassment scandal that has prompted calls for an end to the “locker room” culture in parliament.

Just hours after Fallon resigned over past behaviour he said had fallen “below the high standards we require of the armed forces”, May appointed Gavin Williamson, 41, a rising star in her ruling Conservative Party.

Weakened after losing her parliamentary majority in a June election that many Conservatives blame on her, May had to move swiftly.

The growing harassment scandal threatens to undermine her further if other allegations against Conservatives, including against her deputy Damian Green, force more resignations.

Williamson has risen quickly up the ranks of the Conservatives and May selected him last year as the party’s chief whip in parliament – a role in which he is tasked with maintaining voting discipline on legislation.

As chief whip, Williamson was renowned for his toughness and for introducing lawmakers to his pet tarantula Cronus, named after the god of time who swallowed each of his children according to Greek mythology.

But he has no former experience of the armed forces, according to his online profile, and some Conservative lawmakers openly questioned the appointment.

Sarah Wollaston writing on Twitter: “There are times when offered a job that it would be better to advise that another would be more experienced and suited to the role.”

SCANDAL

Williamson said nothing as he arrived at the Ministry of Defence on Thursday, taking on the role at a difficult time for May, who since June’s election is dependent on the support of a small Northern Irish party for a majority in parliament.

Fallon’s resignation after he apologised for repeatedly touching a female radio presenter’s knee in 2002, was yet another blow.

Described by Conservative sources as a political “Rottweiler”, Fallon was a trusted minister able to robustly face down criticism of the government.

Britain’s parliament is the latest institution to become embroiled in a sex scandal after abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein prompted thousands of women and men to share stories about improper behaviour.

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, said it was time to break with a culture in politics where powerful people “use positions of power to demand things from others”.

“The dam has broken on this now, and these male-dominated professions where the boys-own locker room culture has prevailed and it’s all been a bit of a laugh, have got to stop,” she told the BBC.

Allegations of sexual abuse have ranged from a charge of rape by an activist in the opposition Labour Party by a senior party member, to unconfirmed details of serial “sex pests” on a list reportedly drafted by aides and researchers in parliament.

May has ordered investigations into a report that one of her ministers asked a female secretary to buy sex toys and an allegation that her deputy, Green, made an inappropriate sexual advance on a young woman – something he denies.



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