PETALING JAYA: A WhatsApp message that has gone viral claiming that no withdrawals can be made from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for the next six months is not true.
Penyejuk CPU boleh dikatakan salah satu daripada komponen komputer yang cukup penting, kerana ia membantu menyejukkan CPU apabila ia menjalankan tugas-tugasnya.
Dengan kehadiran CPU AMD Ryzen generasi kedua tidak lama lagi, AMD juga memperkenalkan penyejuk CPU terbaru mereka yang dinamakan Wraith Prism yang sokongan untuk sistem pencahayaan RGB.
Dari segi rekaan, penyejuk Wraith Prism ini hadir dengan rekaan sama dengan penyejuk Wraith Max yang hadir sebelum ini. Ia mempunyai sirip penyejuk yang diperbuat daripada aluminum dan juga kipas yang mengalirkan haba dari penyejuk dengan cekap.
Kipas tersebut juga hadir dengan sistem pencahayaan RGB yang bukan sahaja boleh dikawal melalui perisian AMD Ryzen Master, tetapi juga perisian RGB yang lain seperti ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light dan sebagainya.
Tarikh pelancaran penyejuk ini masih belum diumumkan tetapi ia berkemungkinan besar akan mula dijual bersama-sama dengan CPU AMD Ryzen generasi kedua tidak lama lagi.
MO,13/2/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: The government will ensure an overall approach is taken in the policy making as a way forward for urbanisation in Malaysia. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this was to ensure a sustainable urbanisation for the benefit of future generations which would become the citizens, managers, employers and policy makers. “It is too easy to forget that the urban problems that prevail today are a result of our inadequacies of yesterday and the only way to address prevailing urban issues is to act without delay today for a better tomorrow.
“If we want change for the better, we have to make them ourselves by not repeating mistakes of the past,” he said at the closing ceremony of the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) here, today. The text of his speech was read by Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. Also present were UN Habitat Executive Director Datuk Maimunah Mohd Shariff. Thus, Ahmad Zahid said the government was committed to enforce and implement the policies, strategies and action plans in Malaysia’s Development Policies and growth plans with the right government support of finance, coordination, manpower and machinery.
He said the government would also ensure the voices of the people were listened to and partnerships developed to have more effective actions and desired outcomes for the good of all. In addition, he said, Malaysia would prioritise on urban issues and climate change without compromising on rural equality, social cohesion and economic growth in all sectors. Malaysia will also strive to ensure that national public policies, urban, as well as regional plans, help to support economic growth while protecting natural and agricultural land use, he said.
“Malaysia will not be neglecting the rural areas even though the focus will be on cities and urban issues. The urban and the rural are increasingly inter-connected, rural areas have become places of consumption as leisure and recreation have become important functions of rural areas, he said. He said there were also indications that increased urbanisation could even lead to a stronger appreciation of green areas situated far beyond city limits.
Ahmad Zahid said Malaysia already had its economic planning and the national physical development, as well as the urban development frameworks, that supported sustainable development, growth and management of the cities. “To implement the strategies and programmes, we are strengthening the role of the local government as the third tier of government machinery, so that they are innovative, efficient and capable of collaborating and partnering with the community, the private sector as well as with organisations from other countries,” he added.
Visualising Malaysia in 2030, he said among others, the population would have reached about 36 million, the urbanisation rate would have increased to 80 per cent, the GDP at RM2.6 trillion, GDP per capita of more than RM117,000 and world trade would have exceeded USD44 trillion. WUF9 is being held from Feb 7 until 13. WUF is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) since 2002.
It is recognised as the foremost global arena for interaction among policymakers, local government leaders, non-governmental organisations and expert practitioners in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements.– BERNAMA
Tahun 2017 ialah tahun kelahiran semula Nokia dari debu kebakaran platform minyak Microsoft yang dinakhodai oleh Stephen Elop. Peranti Nokia yang dihasilkan oleh HMD Global mula menggunakan sistem operasi Android dan menggabungkannya dengan rekaan yang kemas. Tetapi adakah kembalinya gergasi dunia peranti ini mendapat sambutan dari pengguna?
Talking about smartphones performance, in Q4 2017, @HMDGlobal sold more Nokia branded phones globally and is now bigger smartphone brand than following individual brands:
— Neil Shah (@neiltwitz) February 12, 2018
Menurut tweet yang dihantar oleh Neil Shah yang bertugas di firma Counterpoint, pada suku ke-empat 2017, lebih banyak peranti Nokia terjual berbanding HTC, Sony, Google, Alcatel, Lenovo, Meizu, Gionee, Coolpad, Asus dan OnePlus. Kejayaan Nokia memintas jumlah jualan syarikat-syarikat ini boleh dianggap membanggakan bagi syarikat yang baru sahaja kembali semula ke arena peranti pintar.
MO,13/2/2018, BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police believe they will wrapped up the investigations into the death of an Indonesian maid – allegedly from repated abuse by her local employers – soon. This follows the arrest of a 60-year-old woman and her children, aged 36 and 39 recently. State police chief Datuk A Thaiveegan said police were in the midst of completing the investigation paper in relation to the case.
“Further investigation is ongoing and we have recorded statements from several people, including witnesses, neighbours and the doctor who attended to the maid, Adelina Lisao, 26. “We are still looking for several more witnesses to complete our investigation. For now, there will not be any additional arrest,” he said when met after launching the Ops Selamat 12 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration at the Juru toll plaza here today.
Thaiveegan said police were also waiting for the full post-mortem report to ascertain how long the abuse could have taken place. It was reported that Adelina was rescued by police on Saturday following suspected repeated abuse by her employers. She died at 4.45pm on Sunday while being treated at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital.
When found at her employer’s home at Taman Kota Permai, she had severe injuries on her head and face, and infected wounds on her hands and legs. Her plight came to light after a police report was lodged by an aide to the Bukit Mertajam member of parliament. The case, which was initially investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt, will not be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
MO,13/2/2018, PAKATAN Harapan prime minister candidate, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, recently urged all its component parties to put the coalition first and party second if they’re serious about the 14th General Election. There is much disagreement on the distribution of seats among them. As the biggest party in the coalition, DAP had the first pick of seats to contest. And, they picked 35 seats, which are Chinese-dominated areas where they have a really good chance of winning.
And, since the rest of the component parties are not fighting for Chinese-dominated seats, DAP has no concerns about the seat allocation — DAP can just sit happily and receive what it asked for. The problem is with the seats at the Malay and mixed areas. These are the seats which all other component parties in Pakatan — PKR, PAN and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) — are fighting for. Members in the coalition have voiced dissatisfaction with the seat allocation. PPBM, the smallest and junior party, was allocated the highest number with 52 seats, PKR, 51; and PAN, 27.
It is not only about the number of seats allotted to the parties, but more importantly, it is about the quality of the seats, i.e. which seats offer the best chance of victory. It is of no consequence if a party gets the highest allocation of seats, but has a fighting chance in only one or two seats. This is the case with PPBM. For DAP, 31 of the 35 seats were won with a large majority in the urban Chinese areas in the last general election in 2013. Effectively, DAP gets the highest number of quality seats, hence it’s the biggest winner of the seat distribution in Pakatan.
After DAP, PKR gets the priority to pick the seats. As DAP and PKR leaders have already asserted that all incumbent party seats are to be maintained with the respective parties, it will leave PAN and PPBM with not many good choices in the seat allocation. They are left with Malay seats at Umno’s strongholds where BN dominates and Pakatan has the least chances of winning. But, PPBM is not the biggest loser in the seat distribution. It is PAN. PAN received the least number of seats and has the least chances of winning. It probably feels that it is not fair to be passed by a junior and smaller party such as PPBM. No wonder it is vociferously against the seat allocation.
It seems that PAN did not get the respect it deserved in Pakatan. Other members of the coalition must see PAN as a lesser copy of Pas in Pakatan. This is evidenced by the recent spat between PKR deputy president cum Selangor menteri besar, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali with PAN in Selangor over seat allocation. This is a manifestation of a bigger problem within Pakatan. No doubt DAP is the only winner here.
Dr Mahathir must know how shameful this is; his party, PPBM, received the biggest allocation of seats, but has the least chances of winning. If he himself did not engineer this, he must have known that this is theatrical at best, window dressing to make it seem as if PPBM is the most dominant party in Pakatan, designed to attract the Malays. But, who are they kidding? Everybody knows DAP is the master of Pakatan. Regardless, Dr Mahathir actually has a more important problem closer to heart. He has to find two good seats to contest. One for him and one for his son, Datuk Seri Mukhriz.
If Dr Mahathir and Mukhriz take Pakatan incumbent seats, either DAP, PKR or PAN will have to give up two of their precious winnable seats. This means Dr Mahathir and Mukhriz get a free ride. However, they will be seen as weak and not contributing to the coalition. Thus, they must contest at BN incumbent seats. Rumours on the grapevine have it that possible seats are in Kedah; perhaps Langkawi, Kubang Pasu or Jerlun.
Isham Jalil, the special officer to the prime minister was recently quoted as saying: “Wherever Tun Mahathir is contesting, we will be ready for him. His fight is for a personal cause and for the continuation of his past legacy. In contrast to this, our (BN) fight is for a bigger cause and with fresh new ideas for the future. This is why we must win, and we will.” Azmin, in a recent interview said: “If we are able to convince the rakyat, and if the rakyat can accept a 93-year-old man to lead the nation, why not? This is the best option that we (Pakatan) could offer to the rakyat.”
The Selangor menteri besar recently offered Dr Mahathir to contest in Gombak. However, the voters — who are hardcore Pas and hardcore PKR “reformasi” supporters — might not have forgiven Dr Mahathir for the excesses during his rule. Thus, it is unlikely that he will contest there. Azmin’s offer to Dr Mahathir was not a sincere one. Reports linked Dr Mahathir to Langkawi for obvious reasons as he was the enabler of the island’s development and progress once upon a time. Although the BN incumbent, Nawawi Ahmad, won by a majority of 11,861 votes in 2013, Dr Mahathir’s aura is strong in Langkawi and not to be taken lightly.
The most intriguing other choice from the grapevine would be Putrajaya, where BN’s Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor won in 2013 with a 5,541 majority-vote.
It was during Dr Mahathir’s time that the city was built. And, like in Langkawi, many residents in Putrajaya still associate the city with the 93-year-old. Furthermore, his current headquarters, the Perdana Foundation, is in Putrajaya, making it easier for him to campaign during the election. So, Dr Mahathir may give Langkawi to Mukhriz to contest, and he himself may contest in Putrajaya. Knowing Dr Mahathir, he does not only want to contest, he wants to make a statement too — that even if Pakatan fails again to win “Putrajaya the Federal Government” in GE14, he can win “Putrajaya the seat”.
While GE14 will also decide Pakatan’s future, it sure looks like it’s Putrajaya or bust for Dr Mahathir this time.
Di dalam dunia penghasilan robot, Boston Dynamics mungkin yang paling dikenali ramai kerana menghasilkan robot berinovatif. Tahun lalu mereka memperlihatkan Atlas yang boleh melakukan balik kuang dan Handle yang mampu melompat. Mereka telah memperlihatkan model terkini Spot Mini yang kini berkemampuan membuka pintu.
Spot Mini yang sudah dalam pembangunan sejak 2016 direka untuk digunakan di dalam rumah. Ia mempunyai empat kaki dan satu tangan yang boleh dilihat membuka pintu bagi membolehkan sebuah lagi Spot Mini melaluinya. Robot yang bersaiz seperti seekor anjing ini hanya sebesar 30 kilogram, mampu membawa beban sehingga 14 kilogram dan beroperasi selama 90 minit.
MO,13/2/2018, MUAR: Police have busted a drug trafficking ring, specialising in distribution of liquid syabu, following the arrest of three people in three separate raids near Bakri on Monday. The police team raided three houses in the area and seized 0.86 grammes of heroin, 77.17 grammes of syabu and 16 erimin 5 pills worth about RM40,000.
Muar police chief Assistant Commissioner Zaharudin Rasip said two buckets, containing 25.5 kilogrammes of liquid syabu, worth RM1.75 million, were also seized at one of the houses. “Acting on a tip-off, a team from the district Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division conducted the raids and seized the drugs,” he said.
He added that the police were still investigating whether the liquid syabu, valued at about RM70,000 per kilogrammes, will be further processed at the houses or distributed for other uses. Also seized were RM250 in cash and a BMW worth RM80,000.
Zaharudin said the three suspects, aged between 35 and 43, have been remanded until next Monday. “Two of the suspects were tested positive for methamphetamine,” said Zaharudin.
He said the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
MO, 13/2/2018 – KENYATAAN Menteri Besar Selangor, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali yang mendakwa Iraq tidak mempunyai padang bola sepak adalah kurang tepat memandangkan Iraq tidaklah seteruk seperti yang digambarkan.
Walaupun sentiasa berdepan dengan masalah pergolakan, namun Iraq tetap memiliki stadium bola sepak. Secara keseluruhannya Iraq mempunyai 19 stadium dan Stadium Al-Shaab adalah yang tertua selepas mula digunakan pada 6 November 1966.
Stadium Al-Shaab venue rasmi skuad kebangsaan Iraq pernah mengalami kerosakan teruk apabila dibom oleh tentera udara Amerika Syarikat pada 2003 sebelum kerajaan mereka melakukan kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian secara besar-besaran pada 2010.
Bagaimanapun pada 2013, venue rasmi skuad kebangsaan Iraq diambil alih oleh Stadium Antarabangsa Basra yang mempunyai kapasiti 65,000, sekali gus menjadi stadium terbesar di Iraq.
Memiliki 19 stadium sudah cukup untuk membuktikan Iraq mampu menganjurkan liga mereka sendiri, malah majoriti skuad bawah 23 (B-23) Iraq yang menyertai Kejuaraan Konfederasi Bola Sepak Asia (AFC) (B-23) di China pada Januari lalu beraksi di liga domestik.
Kelmarin, Azmin membuat kenyataan apabila membandingkan keadaan di Iraq yang tidak mempunyai padang bola sepak tetapi rakyat negara itu boleh bermain sukan berkenaan di padang pasir dengan Selangor yang ketika ini terpaksa menjadikan Stadium Kuala Lumpur sebagai venue rasmi mereka pada musim ini.
Bukan sahaja memiliki stadium bola sepak, malah Iraq turut mempunyai rekod cemerlang apabila skuad B-23 negara itu pernah muncul juara edisi pertama Kejuaraan AFC B-23 pada 2013 serta beraksi dalam Sukan Olimpik 2016.
Akhir kata, Iraq adalah kuasa besar dalam bola sepak di benua Asia dan tidak mustahil mampu menggegar dunia satu hari nanti.
Selangor pula adalah gergasi bola sepak tanah air dan memang menyedihkan pasukan yang memiliki deretan sejarah terpaksa ‘menumpang’ untuk beraksi dalam liga, yang mana mereka antara calon untuk muncul juara.
Tindakan itu dibuat selepas sambutan itu didapati bertentangan dengan pelaksanaan syariat Islam di rantau tersebut, maka ia diharamkan, lapor Detik News.
Tambahan pula, hal itu termaktub dalam UU Nomor 44 Tahun berkaitan Penyelenggaran Keistimewaan Provinsi Daerah Istimewa Aceh serta Qanun Provinsi Aceh Nombor 11, Tahun 2002 tentang Pelaksanaan Syariat Islam di bidang aqidah, ibadah dan syiar Islam.
Mawardy turut menasihati masyarakat Aceh untuk membuat laporan sekiranya ada mana-mana pihak yang menganjurkan perayaan itu.
“Kepada semua warga Aceh, kalian tidak dibenarkan untuk menyambut Hari Valentine dan sekiranya terlihat mana-mana pihak yang menganjur sambutan itu, sila segera lapor kepada pihak polis negeri dan pegawai agama tempatan,” ujar Mawardy.
Polis daerah dan pegawai agama di Aceh Besar diminta untuk terus mengawasi setiap kegiatan yang melanggar syariat Islam, adat istiadat dan norma masyarakat Aceh.
Selain itu, Mawardy telah menghantar surat larangan itu kepada semua wakil rakyat di Aceh.
“Kita sudah menerima surat larangan sambutan Hari Valentine dari ketua daerah Aceh Besar. Kita akan lakukan pemeriksaan bagi mencegah sambutan ini dianjurkan pada esok hari,” kata Ketua Syariat Islam Aceh Besar, Carbaini.
Terdahulu, Mawardi telah mewajibkan semua pramugari Islam yang melakukan penerbangan ke rantau itu untuk memakai tudung kepala.