Isa Samad dijangka ke Menara 238


WhatsApp_Image_2018-01-05_at_10.39.25_AM.jpeg.transformedMO, 5/1/2018, KUALA LUMPUR – Puluhan wakil media tempatan dan antarabangsa berkumpul di hadapan Menara 238, Jalan Tun Razak, di sini, bagi menunggu kehadiran bekas Pengerusi FELDA, Tan Sri Isa Samad.

Isa yang juga adalah Pengerusi, Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) sebelum ini dijadualkan hadir pada jam 10 pagi hari ini, untuk membantu siasatan kes pemindahan hak milik tanah Felda di Jalan Semarak, berjumlah lebih RM250 juta.

Dia dijangka akan memberikan keterangan kepada pasukan penyiasat terdiri dari Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial (JSJK) Bukit Aman, di sini.

Sehingga jam 10.25 pagi, kelibat Isa masih belum kelihatan meskipun pihak polis dan media sudah menanti kehadirannya seawal jam 8 pagi.



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China aims to enable half of all new cars with AI by 2020


SHANGHAI: China aims to implement artificial intelligence technology in at least half of all its new cars by 2020 and cover 90 percent of its big cities and highways with a wireless network that can support smart vehicles, its top state planner said on Friday.

These goals are part of a draft for a national smart car strategy that the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) wants to seek public feedback for, it said in a statement.

China is aiming to become a world leader in artificial intelligence by 2025, with an aim to grow its core AI industries to over 150 billion yuan (US$22.15 billion) by 2020. Smart cars are a key part of the project.

The NDRC said it wanted to build a national team with officials from the State Council to guide smart car innovation and planned to encourage the launch of preferential policies for related businesses which could include tax cuts.

The NDRC also said it hoped that China would gain a global reputation for quality smart cars by 2035.



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Protes Iran Waspada cubaan eksploitasi krisis – Duta Perancis



PROTES besar-besaran di Iran tidak mengancam keselamatan dan keamanan antarabangsa, jelas Duta Perancis ke Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) Francois Delattre pada Mesyuarat Majlis Keselamatan PBB.

Bagaimanapun jelasnya, semua pihak perlu berwaspada terhadap sebarang cubaan untuk mengeksploitasi krisis tersebut demi kepentingan peribadi.

“Kita harus waspada terhadap sebarang percubaan untuk mengeksploitasi krisis ini untuk tujuan peribadi, yang akan memberi impak seperti yang diharapkan,” katanya semasa mesyuarat pada Jumaat.

Duta dari 15 negara duduk bersidang secara tertutup pada mesyuarat tergempar yang dipanggil Amerika Syarikat (AS).
Lapan hari protes menyaksikan 21 orang terbunuh dan lebih 1,000 yang lain ditahan dalam pertempuran antara penunjuk perasaan dan pasukan keselamatan Iran.

Terdahulu sebelum mesyuarat itu, pakar-pakar hak asasi manusia PBB menggesa Iran menghormati hak penunjuk perasaan dan memulihkan akses kepada akaun media sosial yang telah disekat.

“Arahan kerajaan kepada Pengawal Revolusi untuk memukul para penunjuk perasaan dan ancaman kehakiman, tidak dapat diterima,” jelas kenyataan oleh pakar hak asasi manusia yang dikeluarkan oleh Pejabat PBB Pesuruhjaya Tinggi untuk Hak Asasi Manusia.

“Kami mendesak pihak berkuasa untuk menjalankan tindakan secara seimbang dalam usaha mereka mengawal protes.

“Hadkan penggunaan kekerasan dan hormati hak asasi para penunjuk perasaan, termasuk hak mereka untuk hidup, kebebasan bersuara dan perhimpunan aman. ” ujar kenyataan itu lagi.



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Najib: Federal government debt not at critical level


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MO,5/1/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reiterated that there is no truth to rumours that the federal government’s debt was at a critical level. He said there had been much confusion as well as slanderous allegations on the matter.

In his latest blog posting today he said that as of the end of June, 2017 the Federal Government’s debt stood at 50.9 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He said this was still well below the prescribed 55 per cent limit set by the government.

As of June 2017, the debt was recorded at 50.9 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), which is lower than the 55 per cent level set by the government. Najib who is the Finance Minister said this showed that the Government’s current debt remains manageable, and was even lower from the 53.2 percent registered as of the end of June 2016.

“This is an achievement we should be proud of,” Najib said. The Prime Minister also said that Malaysia’s debt ratio against the GDP is better than some developed countries such as Singapore which stands at 112 per cent, United Kingdom’s at 89.3 per cent and Canada’s at 92.3 per cent.

Najib adds that Malaysia’s sound economic and financial position could also be seen from the backing received from international economic organisations such as the World bank which had projected a GDP growth of 5.2 for 2017, up from the previous projection of 4.9 per cent. “In fact, it does not make sense to say that we would be bankrupt when there are many countries willing to invest and enter into trade agreements with Malaysia.”

Najib said despite the challenges faced by the government from opposition slander which are hoping for Malaysia’s economy to be destroyed, the government will continue to seek solutions to strengthen the economy as well as putting the nation on par with other global economic powers.

–NSTP



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Pemandu teksi jadi penyamun sambilan akhirnya ditumpaskan


GEORGETOWN: Seorang pemandu teksi di Kuala Lumpur yang pulang bercuti ke kampung halaman di kedah sempat melakukan kerja ‘sambilan’ sebagai penyamun kedai serbanika.

Dia yang bergerak berseorangan dan menyamun menggunakan senjata api bagaimanapun tewas selepas di tahan Polis Pulau Pinang selepas melakukan samun 11.30 malam tadi.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Negeri, Senior Asisten Komisioner Datuk Zainol Abdul Samah berkata, suspek berusia 35 tahun itu ditahan selepas menyamun kedai serbanika di Jalan Bagan Luar, Butterworth.

”Suspek bekerja sebagai pemandu teksi di Kuala Lumpur dan dia balik ke sini kemudian melakukan samun 7E.

Bila dia dapat hasil samun, dia akan balik semula ke Kuala Lumpur untuk memandu teksi

– Datuk Zainol Abu Samah

“Bila dia dapat hasil samun, dia akan balik semula ke Kuala Lumpur untuk bekerja sebagai pemandu teksi,” katanya dalam sidang media di sini, hari ini.

Suspek katanya akan berpura-pura membeli barang di kedai serbanika sebelum mengacukan pistol ke arah juruwang untuk meminta mereka menyerahkan wang tunai.

”Kes di Bagan luar, seorang lelaki berpura-pura beli roti kemudian mengacukan pistol ke arah pengadu (juruwang) dan meminta menyerahkan wang tunai.

“Selepas mendapat wang, dia melarikan diri menaiki sebuah Proton Perdana warna hitam,” ujarnya.

Menurutnya, suspek ditahan dalam tempoh kurang 24 jam selepas kes berkenaan dilaporkan.

Suspek ditahan disebuah rumah di Padang Serai, Kedah bersama sepucuk pistol Smith & Wesson, enam butir peluru pada bahagian pinggang sementara 14 butir lagi ditemui di dalam bonet kereta di luar rumahnya.

Hasil soal siasat, suspek mengaku melakukan samun bersenjata api dan kes disiasat di bawah Seksyen 392/ 397 Kanun Keseksaan, Seksyen 8 Akta Senjata Api 1971 (Penalti Lebih Berat ) dan Seksyen 8(a) Akta Senjata Api 1960.



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‘Time for a Muslim UN sec-gen’


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MO,5/1/2018, PUTRAJAYA: A prominent figure from a Muslim country should be appointed as the United Nations (UN) secretary-general to ensure the peace and unity of Islamic nations, especially in the Middle East. Middle East Technical University senior professor Prof Dr Huseyin Bagci said a Muslim representative in the UN driver’s seat would also help Islamic countries voice out their views, especially those from the Middle East which are facing conflicts and terrorism issues.

“The UN does not reflect the reality of the world. None of the permanent members would give up their privileged position just because the Islamic world wants this. “There must be political will by countries which are permanent members of the UN.

“My expectation in the long run is to have someone from the Islamic world to be the UN secretary-general. I would suggest that Turkish former president Abdullah Gul hold this position,” he told reporters after the delivering his presentation at the Putrajaya International Security Dialogue (PISD) 2018 at the Marriot Hotel, here.

Huseyin was reffering to the UN Security Council which has no represention by any Islamic country. The UN Security Council’s five permanent members are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

He said a representative from Islamic countries in the UN may change the world’s perspective on the Islamic nations. “If this happens, the world will no longer reject the fact that the Islamic world’s demands are increasing. It doesn’t matter whether this in the sense of combating terrorism, upholding democracy, development or for future peace and prosperity,”

“We have 1.5 billion Muslims in the world but they are unrepresented (in the UN). This is not good,” he said. Earlier, Huseyin delivered his talk at the first plenary session titled ‘Islam as an instrument of moderation and security’. In his talk, Huseyin said Turkey has spent about USD200 billion (RM798 billion) to fight terrorism.

“We have been fighting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party for over 40 years. We have lost more than 42,000 people including civilians and soldiers. “We have spent USD200 billion, probably more, to combat terrorism. Terrorism is indeed a big problem for any country as it affects the economy, democracy, infrastructure and education.

“The money could be spent on many other things such as education, healthcare and transportation. The civilisation in Turkey would be even better,” he said.

–NSTP



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Rancangan komedi tempatan pertama di Asia Tenggara menerusi Netflix



KUALA LUMPUR: Peneraju utama perkhidmatan hiburan internet, Netflix, akan melancarkan rancangan komedi tempatan pertama dari Asia Tenggara menampilkan pelawak terkenal, Harith Iskandar pada 19 Jan ini.

Netflix menerusi kenyataan berkata rancangan ‘I Told You So’ yang bersiaran selama sejam itu menyentuh pelbagai topik termasuk kekeluargaan, pengalaman janggal pasangan sedang bercinta, sosial dan kebudayaan yang sering dialami masyarakat di Malaysia dan Singapura.

Ketua Rancangan Asli Antarabangsa – Asia Netflix Erika North berkata sejak dilancarkan pada 2016, pihaknya telah memperluaskan program rancangan antarabangsa dari Asia dan sedang menghasilkan rancangan original di lebih 15 negara serantau termasuk Jepun, Korea Selatan, India dan Thailand pada tahun ini.

“Kami berasa teruja kerana dapat mempersembahkan rancangan komedi istimewa Asia yang terbaharu kepada peminat selain memperkenalkan bakat terhebat tempatan seperti Harith kepada penonton kami di seluruh dunia.

“Kami mempunyai kepercayaan penuh pada pencerita dan cerita-cerita menarik yang merentasi sempadan dengan memberikan mereka kebebasan untuk berkarya dan menyediakan sebuah platform bagi mempersembahkan hasil karya itu,” katanya.

Selain Harith, Netflix turut menampilkan persembahan pelawak dari Singapura, Fakkah Fuzz serta pelawak Malaysia Kavin Jay masing-masing menerusi rancangan ‘Almost Banned’ dan ‘Everybody Calm Down!’ pada 26 Jan dan 2 Feb depan.

— BERNAMA



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The Flash: I love my ‘spiritual wife’


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MO,5/1/2018, PETALING JAYA: “The Flash” loved every bit of his holiday in Sabah, as was evident by the snapshots he shared on social media. Actor Thomas Grant Gustin, 27, better known as Barry Allen a.k.a. Flash the superhero, was in Sabah recently to undergo a traditional Kadazan wedding ceremony with his fiancée Andrea Thoma, 29, a physical therapist who is half-Kadazan.

It was previously reported that the couple returned to the United States on Dec 28 after touring Sabah. To the glee of Malaysian fans, Gustin finally shared photos of his holiday that included an island getaway and plenty of quality time with friends and family. “Sabah, family, food, drink repeat,” Grant said on a Facebook post dated Jan 2.

“I met so many people this passed (sic) week. New friends, new family and a bunch of random people that apparently watch Flash over in Malaysia,” he said. In a series of photos, the happy couple was seen relaxing at Gaya Island Resort in Kota Kinabalu where they dined by the beach and participated in a cooking lesson.

In a separate post, they were seen visiting Thoma’s village, where they tasted roasted wild boar and shopped along Gaya Street. Gustin and Thoma both looked blissful in a selfie shot dressed in traditional Kadazan costume. “I will never forget this trip. I love my ‘spiritual wife’ and her family and I can’t wait to marry her for real this year,” he said.

The couple plans to formally marry in the United States sometime this year.

–TheStar



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Awas Jangan salah pilih alat solek kanak-kanak


KUALA LUMPUR: Kanak-kanak lebih mudah dijangkiti penyakit kulit kerana keadaan kulit mereka yang lebih lembut dan sensitif menyebabkan kulit mereka lebih mudah dijangkiti pelbagai kuman.

Atas alasan ini juga, ibu bapa diminta berhati-hati ketika mengenakan produk kosmetik kepada anak-anak mereka, kata doktor perubatan estetik, Dr Aidil Azry Mokhtar.

Beliau menegaskan produk kosmetik untuk orang dewasa sebenarnya tidak sesuai untuk kulit kanak-kanak kerana ia boleh mengakibatkan pelbagai kemudaratan dan alahan.

“Apabila kulit itu terlalu sensitif dan terdedah dengan bahan-bahan kimia seperti logam berat, ia memberikan risiko tinggi dan komplikasi seperti radang kulit, kulit membengkak mahupun jangkitan berbanding oprang dewasa.

“Tambahan pula, daya imunisasi tubuh orang dewasa lebih tinggi berbanding kanak-kanak,” katanya ketika dihubungi Astro AWANI.

Tambahnya, ibu bapa perlu mengambil tahu kandungan yang terdapat di dalam produk kosmetik bagi mengelak kesan sampingan terhadap anak mereka.

“Alat solek perlu sekurang-kurangnya mempunyai kelulusan Kementerian Kesihatan atau Pentadbiran Makanan dan Ubat-Ubatan (FDA) Amerika Syarikat atau setaraf dengannya.

“Kalau ada sijil kelulusan badan-badan ini, ia sedikit sebanyak membantu mengurangkan risiko terhadap kanak-kanak,” ujarnya.



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