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					Tajuk Artikel: PAS seems sincere about Malay unity talks, says Najib
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By IZATUN SHARI

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS seems sincere in its wish for Malay unity talks, Umno president Datuk Seri
Najib Tun Razak said. He said the talks would just be a starting point.

“We have to make inquiries first. It’s like when we want to get married. We make inquiries first,” he
said.

“If it happens, it happens, let fate decide. What form (of unity government) materialises, we do not
know yet.”

He was speaking to reporters after the opening of the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education
Ministers (17CCEM) here yesterday.

Najib said Umno had never declined any cooperation which could benefit the country.

“It is not that there is no response from us. I have already mentioned that Umno is open and willing to
listen and consider whatever proposals,” he said.

Najib said Umno was open to any discussion with PAS as it would be for the good of the country.
“We will see what sort of cooperation is suitable and after that we can discuss. There is no problem to
it.”

Umno had said the idea of holding unity talks came from PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang
but it was willing to go along with it.

On former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin being sent out of the Dewan
Rakyat on Monday for unparliamentary conduct right after taking the oath of office, Najib said: “He
deliberately created that situation.”

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia ordered Nizar out of the House for violating the
parliamentary dress code by wearing a band with the words “Bubar DUN” (Dissolve State Assembly).

On the Federal Court’s ruling that the Election Commission, and not the Speaker of a state assembly,
had the jurisdiction to declare if a state seat was vacant, Najib said the judgment was in line with the
separation of powers principle.

However, when there were certain things that could not be resolved, it would have to be referred to
court.
Tajuk Artikel: Compulsory day off for maids
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By ZALINAH NOORDIN

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has agreed to make it compulsory for employers to give a day off
a week for their maids.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said: “The ministry will make it mandatory for
all domestic helpers to sign the contract of employment containing provisions like salary, the name of
employers, their workplaces and the compulsory one day off a week.”

                                                    Field day: Domestic workers taking a break
                                                    from work. Employers fear that letting them
                                                    go out will mean problems at home when they
                                                    return.

                                                    The provision would be incorporated into the
                                                    contract of employment to be signed by
                                                    employers, maids and the agencies responsible
                                                    for bringing them into the country.

                                                    He said the ministry would amend the
                                                    Employment Act to incorporate the new provision.

                                                   “The Employment Act currently covers all other
sectors except for maids. We are now in the process of formulating the regulation, after which we will
forward it to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for approval.

“We may be able to implement it this year,” he told reporters after meeting unions and non-
governmental organisations on the issue of foreign workers at Wisma Pembangunan Sumber
Manusia Berhad (PSMB) here yesterday.

Subramaniam said it would be up to the employers to determine when the maids’ day off would be.
If both the employers and workers agreed that there would not be a day off for a particular week, the
maids would be paid compensation, he said.

Subramaniam also said employers of foreign maids would be required to register with the Labour
Department as part of the measures to prevent incidents such as abuse of maids.

                                                                “We will also provide a guide book to
                                                                foreign maids containing telephone
                                                                numbers of embassies and relevant
                                                                agencies for them to contact should
                                                                they need to do so,” he added.

                                                                New directive out: Dr Subramaniam
                                                                speaking at the meeting in Kuala
                                                                Lumpur yesterday. With him is
                                                                Labour Department director-general
                                                                Datuk Ismail Abdul Rahim.

                                                             Employers who failed to abide by the
terms in the contract of employment could be fined up to RM10,000, he said.
He also said the Labour Department would be making random enforcement visits to places where
foreign maids are employed to check on their welfare and to ensure that all the rules and terms of the
contract are adhered to.

Female officers accompanied by male officers will be deployed and the exercise will begin
immediately.

Employers wishing to hire foreign maids will also be required to furnish the Immigration Department
with a contract of employment containing the terms and conditions of service relating to wage, rest
day and insurance coverage.



Tajuk Artikel: Najib: Reps who do not perform will be dropped
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional elected representatives who do not perform and who are always
complaining instead of carrying out their responsibilities will be dropped in the next general election,
said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said only those who were hard working and looked after the interest and welfare of their
constituents would be allowed to contest for another term.

“But if you are not hard working and have very big mouths, that is another matter altogether. But if
you are not picked to contest the next time, do not go around blaming others. Just look at yourself
and your track record.

“We want to base everything on the principle of productivity and performance,” he said in response to
matters raised by MPs and state assemblymen representing areas with Felda schemes during a
closed-door dialogue at Wisma Felda here last night.

Earlier, he said the global financial crisis had increased competition for the scant public funds
available.

“Plans for educational initiatives that were formulated in better economic times have been put on
hold,” he said in his opening speech at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers
here.

Najib warned that severe cuts in education during the crisis would result in reduced education quality.



Tajuk Artikel: DPM: Students must improve command of English
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By KAREN CHAPMAN and PRIYA KULASAGARAN

KUALA LUMPUR: The Govern-ment recognises the need to improve students’ command of English
to ensure they can compete globally.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said students must be proficient in the language and
have other skills to interact with the global community and tap into knowledge.
                                                                     Taking position: Najib,
                                                                     Muhyiddin and delegates
                                                                     posing for a group photograph
                                                                     following the launch of the
                                                                     conference in Kuala Lumpur
                                                                     yesterday.

                                                                     “Equity of access must be
                                                                     demonstrated in the provision of
                                                                     the knowledge and skills that will
                                                                     facilitate this access,” he said
                                                                     when delivering his welcome
                                                                     remarks before Prime Minister
                                                                     Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
                                                                     opened the 17th Conference of
                                                                     Commonwealth Education
                                                                     Ministers at the Kuala Lumpur
Convention Centre.

“While we are aware of the importance of mother tongue instruction in the early years of childhood
education, we also need to address the future needs of our youth,” he said.

Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, said Malaysia has always believed in the sharing of experience
and knowledge through partnerships with each other in the region and beyond to attain Unesco’s
Education for All goals.

As lack of resources often limits access to universal education, all stakeholders including
governments, donors and the people must act to overcome it.

He said Malaysia was working with its Seameo, Asean and Unesco partners to make Education for
All a reality.

The conference, which was also the golden jubilee celebration of the first Commonwealth Education
Ministers’ Meeting in Oxford in 1959, was an ideal platform to minimise the impact of the global
economic crisis on the education system of member states, he added.

Speaking to reporters later, Muhyiddin said the Government was close to making a decision on the
language of instruction for Mathematics and Science.

“I will be briefing the Prime Minister soon.”

The Teaching of Mathematics and Science in English policy was introduced in stages, starting with
Year One, Form One and Lower Six students, in 2003.



Tajuk Artikel: Najib wants to ‘walk faster and further’ with China
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says he wants to “walk faster and
further” in developing Malaysia’s bilateral relations with China.
He said Beijing ranked very high in terms of Kuala Lumpur’s foreign policy consideration and his
recent visit, the first outside Asean after taking over the Prime Minister’s post, underscored the
strategic importance of China to Malaysia.

In the context of his aim to “walk faster and further”, Najib said he wanted to see more Chinese
visiting Malaysia so that Malaysia would be better known to them.

Najib’s recent visit to China marked the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties with that country.

Malaysia’s second Prime Minister and Najib’s father, the late Tun Abdul Razak, visited China in 1974
and made Malaysia the first Asean country to establish diplomatic ties with the republic.

“It is not just following in the footsteps (of my father). I want to walk faster and further (in developing
Malaysia-China ties),” he said in an interview with China’s CCTV’s Toptalk show which was aired by
the Astro Awani television channel here last night.

Najib said China had developed by leaps and bounds and its transformation in a short span of time
was truly remarkable.

“I would like to see the relations getting even stronger and deeper, taking advantages of different kind
of modalities, for example the joint venture between Petronas and China’s National Oil Company in
Sudan. That is a good modality for others to follow suit,” he said.

Najib said China could also look into using Malaysia as a production base or even as a marketing
outlet as Malaysia possessed its own advantages.

In the context of China-Asean, Najib said that greater trade and more free flow of services and goods
would create more wealth which would benefit Asean which has a market of some 570 million people
as well as China.

On leading the country as a prime minister, Najib said that there was a big gap between being a
minister and deputy prime minister and the gap between the top two posts was even bigger.

On the global recession, Najib said that Malaysians had adjusted to the current scenario mainly
because it had not impacted so much on Malaysia compared to many other countries.

He said this was partly due to the strong banking system in the country with ample liquidity and at the
same time, commodity prices such as that of palm oil was also recovering on the global market.

He said the people did not blame the Government on the current economic situation because they
knew it was caused by external factors.

They also expected the economy to recover because the Government had introduced two stimulus
packages, he said.

On his 1Malaysia blog, Najib said he introduced the medium as he needed to speak the language of
the new generation.

Replying to a question on 1Malaysia, Najib said his dream was of one people, one nation.

“It is a journey like everything else but at least there is an idea where we are heading and the people
sense that there is a direction. Of course this cannot happen overnight,” he said.
To another question on his assessment of what kind of politician he is, Najib said he would like to see
himself as a leader who had certain beliefs and who had ideas on where the country and the people
were heading and a leader with the ability to get things done.

“I wanted to be known as a leader who is respected and loved by the people, not a leader feared by
the people.

“I want them to feel in their heart. I am there to look after their welfare. I want to be known as the
people’s prime minister. But only time will tell,” he said. — Bernama



Tajuk Artikel: Better air quality in Klang Valley
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality in the country has improved with 31 areas having recorded good
API index (between zero and 50) while 20 areas had moderate air quality of between 51 and 100.

The strict enforcement on open burning and intermittent rainfall brought about some impact in the air
quality.

                                                                    Clear skies: Japanese tourist
                                                                    Kanago Simeda taking a photo of
                                                                    the Twin Towers yesterday. The
                                                                    hazy conditions in the country
                                                                    have improved with 31 locations
                                                                    recording good air quality
                                                                    yesterday.

                                                                    Meanwhile, Prof Eric Goh of
                                                                    Universiti Sains Malaysia said the air
                                                                    quality in the Klang Valley was not
                                                                    as bad as the haze, caused by open
                                                                    burnings from Indonesia in 2005. He
                                                                    said the API index in the Klang
                                                                    Valley of was between 50 and 100
                                                                    compared with between 200 and 400
                                                                    in 2005.

                                                                   “The number of hotspots in
                                                                   Sumatera now has dropped
                                                                   significantly compared with 2005
following measures taken by the Indonesian government to curb open burnings,” he said after
delivering a public lecture on his appointment as a full professor at the varsity’s engineering campus
in Transkrian, Penang.

In Klang, fire engines are being dispatched to the Johan Setia and Jalan Kebun area where peat fires
have been burning.

Klang South Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Abdullah Mohd Salleh said it was crucial
to douse the fires daily because they were usually difficult to put out.
Tajuk Artikel: Robbing spree in Puchong
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

SUBANG JAYA: Seven parang-wielding robbers terrorised several businesses in Puchong in an hour-
                                                         long robbing spree beginning at
                                                         5.30am.

                                                              They made off with approximately
                                                              RM9,000, seven cellular phones,
                                                              some jewellery and a school bag after
                                                              hitting five restaurants and a hotel that
                                                              were just opening for business
                                                              yesterday.

                                                              Caught in the act: CCTV footage
                                                              showing a parang-wielding robber
                                                              threatening someone in a
                                                              restaurant in Puchong yesterday.

Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar said nine reports had been lodged by 11
victims from Bandar Puchong, Puchong Jaya and Kinrara.

One of the victims, a noodle seller in her 60s who only wanted to be known as Kuan, said: “They
demanded my wallet and I gave it to them. But when I pleaded with them to return my IC, they kicked
me in my chest.”

ACP Zainal said police were checking CCTV footage from the hotel to identify the robbers, who had
moved about using a car and a motorcycle. He urged anyone with information on the robbers to
contact the police immediately.

Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who met the victims, said: “It is high time police took a more
aggressive stance on crimes like this in Puchong and increase patrols in the area.”



Tajuk Artikel: Najib and Rosmah spend prime time with the kids
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

PUTRAJAYA: Being a seasoned politician, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has probably been asked and
answered all sorts of questions.

But the Prime Minister was rather amused when he was questioned during the “ask-the-Prime
Minister” session with a group of children about how much he earned. In his gentlemanly style, he
simply whispered: “rahsia” (it’s a secret).

The session was held in conjunction with the Children’s Day celebration, organised by the Association
of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) yesterday.

When asked how old he was, Najib jokingly answered that he was 35 to the amusement of his wife
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor who is also Bakti chairman.

Many hands were raised when Najib asked who had the ambition to become a Prime Minister.
Rosmah said the celebration was in line with the association’s objectives to get its members to
organise welfare activities for Malaysians from all walks of life.

“Most of Bakti’s programme focus on children as we believe that as a national asset, their potential
must be nurtured from an early age so they will have the capability to bring the country to greater
heights.”

Rosmah also urged parents, teachers and society to ensure the young were instilled with good
values, discipline, high moral standards and positive social values.

Some 400 children from 13 homes and associations were treated to a tea party by the wives of
ministers and deputy ministers.

Rosmah also rendered the popular Hindi song Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and a new Indonesian number
entitled Jatuh Cinta Lagi. She was joined on stage by Najib and daughter Nooryana Najwa to perform
Cliff Richards’ hit song The Young Ones.

Among the sponsors were Lion Parkson Foundation, Berjaya Foundation Bhd, Anakku Sdn Bhd,
Nestle Products Sdn Bhd, Hwa Tai Industries Bhd, Hwa Thong Bag Industries Sdn Bhd, KFC Bhd
and Wall’s Ice Cream



Tajuk Artikel: Mixed feelings as more than 3,000 set off to NS camps
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a day of farewells as the crowds gathered at the Bukit Jalil stadium carpark
to send off the newest batch of national service trainees.

Some 3,682 participants in the programme gathered at the stadium yesterday before leaving for their
respective camps on buses.

                                                                     Happy start: Some of the eager
                                                                     trainees waiting in the bus that
                                                                     will take them to their camp. —
                                                                     Bernama

                                                                     Trainee Abdul Latiff, 18, said he
                                                                     was feeling fearful and eager at
                                                                     the same time.

                                                                     “I have never been away from my
                                                                     family for a long time so it’s going
                                                                     to be hard. But I’ll survive,” said
                                                                     Abdul, adding that he hoped to be
more independent and make more friends at the camp.

Muhammad Munir, who was there to send off his younger brother, said the programme would be a
good experience for him.

“I learned a lot during my time in national service and I want my brother to have a similar experience,”
said the former trainee.
Chris Tay, who was sending off her daughter, said although she was worried for her diet and safety,
she supported the programme and hoped that her child could become more active and independent.

Another parent Arumugam Renggasamy said the programme would give youths a good chance to
bond among themselves, to learn discipline and something new.

A national service trainer, who declined to be named, said there were changes in youths who had
undergone the programme.

“One of them stopped smoking after joining the programme. There was also another who became
more religious and more obedient to her parents,” he said.



Tajuk Artikel: Contingency plans to water padi fields during dry spell
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

ALOR SETAR: Recycling water for padi fields and cloud seeding to produce rain are among the
measures the Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) will take to prevent crop damage
during the current dry spell believed to be caused by the El Nino phenomenon, Mada general
manager Datuk Abdul Rahim Salleh said.

“Thes e measures will only be used if the water levels of our three dams are too low. At present, we
have enough water for agriculture and domestic use even if there is no ra in until September.

“At the moment, the reservoirs are at about 80% capacity,” he said when asked about Mada’s
preparation for the El Nino.

“There are 65,000 padi farmers who are working on 96,558ha of land in Mada areas. Their crops will
be unaffected as harvesting will be done between August and September,” he added.

In Penang, the water levels in the three major dams in Mengkuang, Telok Bahang and Air Itam are
between 83% and 95% full. Penang Water Supply Corporation Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) corporate affairs
manager K. Jeyab alan said there was enough water for the next four months de spite the prolonged
dry spell.

“The Sungai Muda water level in the North Seberang Prai district is also good. The river supplies 80%
of the state’s water needs,” he said.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Malaysian Meteorological Dep artme nt said the average rainfall in
Sabah last month fell from 20 0mm to 150mm.

In Sarawak, there was a drastic drop in average rainfall last month from 20 0mm to 80mm.
Tajuk Artikel: Government ropes in students to fight dengue
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: The war against dengue has intensified with students being roped in and stricter
enforcement being carried out despite a 12% drop in cases last week.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said summonses would be issued on the spot (over
mosquito breeding grounds) and private hospitals and clinics have been warned to report dengue
cases immediately.

The ministry’s task force on Communication for Behaviour Impact (Combi) would also be further
enhanced to encourage more community participation in the fight against dengue.

Yesterday, Liow launched the Combi programme for schools at the Federal Territory level to educate
and train students and teachers to check and eradicate breeding grounds at home and at school at
least once a week.

“Getting teachers and students involved is an effective way to combat this dangerous disease which
should not be taken lightly,” he said after launching the programme at the SJK(C) Tsun Jin in
Kampung Pandan in cooperation with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

So far, seven schools have joined in the programme.

Liow said the number of dengue cases last week dropped by 12% to 630 cases with no deaths
reported compared with 719 cases the previous week.

Despite the drop nationwide, five states showed an increase in the number of cases last week with
Pahang registering a 130% jump in cases. The number of dengue “hotspots” had also increased to
46.

“So far, 57 people have died from dengue this year with 23,056 cases reported until June 13
compared with 39 deaths and 18,894 cases for the same period last year,” he said, adding that there
were 599 Combi projects nationwide with 13,684 volunteers.

The ministry, he said, was also working with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
to prevent breeding grounds at construction sites.

Liow said enforcement officials had been directed to issue summonses on the spot to owners of
homes and other areas identified as larvae breeding grounds instead of merely giving advice.

“We have also issued a circular to private hospitals and clinics warning them to report dengue cases
to the health authorities so that fogging can be carried out at affected areas.

“Those who fail to do so will be slapped with a RM5,000 compound fine. There will be no more
reminders,” he said.

On chikungunya, Liow said there was a 22% drop in cases, with 80 reported last week, but no deaths
were recorded.
Tajuk Artikel: Government mulling over Science Act
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

PETALING JAYA: The Government may introduce a Science Act to streamline various aspects of
science and technology such as funding and development.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili said such a bill was not new
as scientists had mooted it to the ministry before.

“The Act will serve as a platform to transform scientific, technological and innovative development in a
co-ordinated way,” he said at the opening of a session of the World Commission on the Ethics of
Scientific Knowledge and Technology here yesterday.

Dr Ongkili said the ministry would seek feedback from scientists, companies and the public for such a
Bill. He said scientists should follow a code of ethics.



Tajuk Artikel: Bid to get chicken farmers to help fix prices
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

PUTRAJAYA: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minis-try will be asked to help get chicken
farmers into the chicken prices control committee.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had
been trying to get the farmers to participate in the committee but to no avail.

“Only the distributors and retailers are willing to attend our meeting while the farmers have stayed
out,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

He said the committee was to discuss the daily prices of chicken as well as festive season prices.
“They (the farmers) have refused to come to our meeting because they are not under our jurisdiction.

We will get the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry to help us get their cooperation,” he said.
However, Ismail said consumer power was still the most effective way in controlling the prices.

On another matter, Ismail said the ministry was planning to control prices of essential items during
Gawai and Keamatan celebrations.

“Currently, we only control prices of certain items during the major festivals but since we are
promoting the 1Malaysia concept, we should also include those who celebrate other festive seasons,”
he said.
Tajuk Artikel: Massive blitz on dirty restaurants
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By EDWARD RAJENDRA

HUNDREDS of restaurants and food stalls in Klang were inspected and 110 were issued two-week
closure orders during a massive three-day joint operation conducted by the Selangor Health
Department and the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) Health Department.

The restaurants and food stalls closed for breaching hygiene regulations on Saturday, Sunday and
Monday are in Pandamaran, Eng Ann, Lorong Kepayan and Port Klang.

Of the 179 restaurants in Port Klang, 74 were closed. Some of the restaurants were found to have
been preparing food next to their toilets.




Finding solutions: Manoharan (centre) discussing the closure of the restaurants with Dr Che
Azlan Shah (right) and restaurant owners.

They have been ordered closed for two weeks to clean up their premises, pending a thorough
inspection by the health authorities before the end of this month.

Among those shut down by the health authorities was a popular kopitiam frequented by tourists, the
legal fraternity, salesmen and pensioners. It has been served with an order requiring the owner to
comply with cleanliness regulations.

According to a senior health official, the operation was a proactive control measure to ensure that
food business operators abide by the health regulations.

“Standards must not be permitted to slip to a point where customers’ health will be at risk. Our checks
on hundreds of restaurants and stalls showed that some of them do not use aprons, caps, their nails
are not clean and there are those with blisters on their fingers involved in food preparation,” he said.

The officer said 45 restaurants were found to have increased their seating capacity by preparing food
near to the toilets.

“We noticed this in Port Klang, Jalan Tengku Kelana and Jalan Station in Klang and Taman Eng Ann.
We cannot allow this as it would be the easiest factor for an outbreak of water-borne diseases like
cholera or typhoid,” he said.

He said the health authorities had to act on the dirty eating premises as it would be blamed for not
doing its job if a cholera outbreak were to occur.
                                                             Upgrading: Repairs being carried out at
                                                             Chong Kok Kopitiam to meet the Health
                                                             Department’s regulations.

                                                             Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Operators
                                                             Association deputy president
                                                             Kamarulzaman Seeni Mohideen has
                                                             endorsed the reason given by the health
                                                             authorities for enforcing strict hygiene
                                                             regulations but disputed the manner in
                                                             which the enforcement was carried out.

                                                             “The officers cannot just simply issue a
                                                             closure order to a restaurant. The
                                                             restaurateurs must be given a warning and
                                                             at least 48 hours to improve the
                                                             cleanliness,” he said.

                                                             “If the food operator failed to improve the
                                                             cleaniness of his restaurant after being
                                                             warned and given time to clean up, then
                                                             only should the health authorities resort to
issuing the closure order,” he said.

Kamarulzaman, accompanied by Malaysian Indian Restaurant Owners Association deputy president
T. Muthusamy, Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan and eight other restaurateurs, held a
closed door meeting yesterday with Klang health chief Dr Che Azlan Shah Shaari, assistant chief Dr
Parimala Devi Kalalingam and health officer Nor Azam Azhar to resolve the matter.

After the one-hour meeting, Manoharan called a press conference and announced that the health
authorities had agreed to review the matter, and had also allowed most of the booked restaurants and
eating stalls to reopen today if they complied with the basic hygiene regulations.



Tajuk Artikel: New hawkers not welcomed at Kinrara 1 market
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By THO XIN YI

THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council’s (MPSJ) move to bring in new traders to the Taman Kinrara 1
morning market has not been well-received by existing traders.

They insisted that the lots should be given to the existing illegal traders, who were not given trading
licences despite numerous applications.

“Six new traders came in a few days ago without the approval of our traders association. We feel that
these lots should be given to the illegal traders who have been trading here for years and trying very
hard to get licences from the council,” the association secretary Irene Pang said.

A trader, who wished to be known as Teong, said he had been waiting for a licence for 12 years.
“I live in the flats right next to the market and I wonder why I have not been given the licence,” he
said.
Another illegal trader, Mohd Izam Halil Zainal, shared his predicament.

“I have been selling vegetables and fruits here for three years and I receive summonses from the
MPSJ as frequent as twice a month.

“I am disappointed that MPSJ councillor Gary Chong didn’t keep his promise of getting me a lot,” the
Puchong 14th mile resident said.

Together with the presence of fellow traders from morning markets at Taman Kinrara 3, Taman
Wawasan, Puchong Indah and Puchong Jaya, these traders pleaded with the council to reconsider its
decision.

“How many new traders can you put in this market? The MPSJ should open another market to house
the other interested traders,” Pang said.

She added the traders were also not happy with the council’s suggestion to rearrange the market and
limit the maximum lots of each trader to two.

“Currently, I am having three lots for my praying materials business. I wouldn’t have enough space if
my stall shrinks. The council should not bring in the new traders at our expense.

“We also feel that the move to rearrange the market would create tension among those in the same
trade once they are placed together,” she said.

MPSJ councillor Gary Chong, when contacted, said the council did not intend to enforce the lot limit
and he had informed the traders by letter.

“Actually, it is stated in the bylaw that a trader should only be given a maximum of two lots but we are
not enforcing it at the moment.

“Similarly, grouping the traders together according to their businesses is also in the bylaw.
“Dry and wet items should be separated,” he said.

He added that the six new traders were chosen from an interview with about 60 interested applicants.
“The interview was conducted when the MPSJ discovered that there were six empty lots in the
market. We only have so much space and we cannot please everybody.

“The traders can consider sharing the trading licences so that each can conduct their business on
different days,” he said.

He added that he had promised Mohd Izam Halil that he would try his best to help him, but didn’t
guarantee a lot.
Tajuk Artikel: Residents want traffic lights in neighbourhood
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By JADE CHAN

RESIDENTS in Kota Emerald, particularly Emerald East, said there is an urgent need for traffic lights
to be installed at the Jalan Batu Arang and Persiaran Kota Emerald junction in their Rawang
neighbourhood.

“My neighbours and I want the traffic lights to be installed for safety purposes, and for easy access to
our neighbourhood,” said Jennifer Chee, a 50-year-old teacher who has been staying in Emerald East
for three years.

“It’s dangerous for us to get onto Jalan Batu Arang because of the heavy traffic and heavy vehicles
that ply that road,” said Chee, adding that an accident would happen at least once a week at the
junction.

“Motorists also speed on Jalan Batu Arang, from Rawang town heading towards the Rawang toll
plaza.”

Selayang Development Coordination chairman Datuk Tang See Hang organised a site visit recently
with representatives from the developer and Selayang Municipal Council (MPS).

Tang said the developer had agreed to install the traffic lights, but their proposal was turned down by
the Public Works Department (JKR).

“The proposal was rejected because JKR had plans for a flyover that would connect Kuala Garing
(near Rawang town) to the Rawang toll.

“However, the time frame for this road upgrading work has yet to be decided,” he said.

Tang appealed to the JKR to allow the developer to install the traffic lights for the safety of motorists.
“I will arrange for a meeting with JKR and MPS as soon as possible to address this issue.

“As long as the JKR agrees, the developer can have the traffic lights installed immediately, even as
an interim measure until the flyover is completed,” said Tang.

There are about 800 houses in Emerald East, comprising double-storey link houses and bungalows.
Meanwhile, Rawang assemblyman Gan Pei Nei said she had met the Emerald East Residents
Association pro tem committee last month to discuss the issues that they had in their neighbourhood,
including the need for traffic lights and structure defects.

“Through my correspondence with the JKR, I found out that the flyover project was initially under the
Ninth Malaysia Plan, but had been put on hold,” she said.

“This flyover should be constructed as soon as possible, as it affects not only those staying in Kota
Emerald (comprising Emerald East and Emerald West), but also neighbourhoods like Bandar Country
Homes, Taman Velox, Kampung Sungai Bakau and Kampung Sungai Dua,” she added.
Tajuk Artikel: Zone 2 Subang Jaya community service centre launched
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By JADE CHAN

THE Zone 2 Subang Jaya municipal councillor’s community service centre at the Balai Masyarakat
PJS 7/15 was launched on Saturday, during a simple ceremony that also included the presentation of
certificates to MPSJ JKP (Residents Committee) Zone 2 committee members.

MPSJ councillor and MPSJ JKP Zone 2 chairman Ken Chia said before the handover to JKP Zone 2,
the community hall and service centre buildings were in bad shape.

“The repairs were completed by an MPSJ maintenance contractor just before Chinese New Year, and
we began operating two months ago.

“Before that, I was working from (Subang Jaya assemblyman) Hannah Yeoh’s service centre and also
met the public during the MPSJ’s Mesra Rakyat sessions on the first, second and third Fridays of the
month,” he said.

Yeoh, Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo-Burne and MPSJ secretary Slamat Hamzah were among the guests
at the event.

Yeoh hoped thar the younger generation would learn administrative skills and be active in their
communities.

“Ken willingly accepted the opportunity and challenge to serve the community, and he has done a lot
to serve those in his zone,” she said of the engineering graduate.

Slamat, who was representing MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikhsan, urged the residents to be
more active in contributing to their community.

“Our society is now more matured. Your participation is very important in deciding how it affects your
lives and your community.

“Channel your concerns and issues through your community leaders and councillors, who can then
highlight them to the revelant authorities like the MPSJ or assemblyman,” he said.

Chia said the JKP Zone 2 committee comprised 11 members who represented PJS7, PJS9, PJS11
and Taman Sunway Utama.

Among the issues the committee plans to address are crime, development and dengue.

“There has been a number of break-in, snatch theft and mat rempit cases,” said Chia.

“We have a policing committee comprising representatives of Joint Management Bodies, residents
groups, schools and NGOs that meets monthly to discuss issues related to crime, and we work very
closely with the police.”

On dengue, Chia said they were working closely with developers and contractors to get them to do
regular in-house fogging at their construction sites.

Meanwhile, Chia said the MPSJ would hold a public hearing soon for residents to voice their concerns
about a proposed development on a 0.72ha plot in Jalan PJS 7/4A.
The community service centre is located at Balai Masyarakat PSJ 7/15, Bandar Sunway. It is open
from 9am to 5pm from Tuesdays till Thursdays.



Tajuk Artikel: Dengue patients to go into special wards
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR: All suspected dengue cases will no longer be placed in general wards with other
patients.

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said from now on, all suspected dengue cases will
be placed in special wards or bays managed by a dedicated group of trained doctors and nurses.

The patients would be monitored very closely during the first 24 hours from the onset of the fever
because this was the time when their clinical condition could deteriorate.

"A dedicated team would pick up the early warning signs faster and institute appropriate treatment, such
as fluid resuscitation or admitting the patient to the Intensive Care Unit," he said during the NSTLive
session at Balai Berita yesterday.

He said although the dengue situation had not reached an alarming state, the concern was for the large
number of cases and preventable deaths this year, especially in Selangor.
Between Jan 1 and June 13, this year, he said 23,056 dengue cases were reported nationwide with 57
deaths compared with 18,894 cases and 39 deaths during the same period last year.

He said 66 per cent of the deaths could have been prevented if patients had come in early for treatment.

He said that despite all that had been done by the ministry, including getting cooperation from the
relevant ministries and relaying messages through the media, the public had not yet been motivated
enough to take the action the ministry would like them to.

"Malaysians should know there is no specific treatment for dengue fever and the only way to get rid of
the problem is to get rid of the mosquitoes and breeding sites."

The ministry's "10 minutes a week" campaign, for example, is aimed at getting everyone to inspect their
homes once a week for at least 10 minutes, to get rid of breeding sites inside and outside the house.

Dr Ismail attributed the increase in dengue cases to global warming because it increased the activity of
the vector mosquito.

He also said the health ministry's enforcement team would go hard on those who breed mosquitoes
instead of letting them off with a warning.

"We have given enough warning to flouters of the law and we will go hard on them. We just hope there
is no interference from anybody when we bring errant people to book."
Tajuk Artikel: Final warning for doctors to act on dengue cases
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By : Lydia Gomez

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is getting tough with doctors who have stubbornly refused to alert
authorities to dengue cases.

Frustrated at being ignored by private hospitals and clinics, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
warned yesterday that those who fail to report dengue cases would be slapped with a compound fine of
RM5,000.

“There will be no more warnings after this. We have been sending circulars to them on a regular basis
and we have identified the clinics

and hospitals that have not reported the cases. Today, we will send out the circular for the last time,”
Liow said.

Liow said the clinics and hospitals had to inform district or state health departments immediately so that
fogging could be carried out in the affected areas.

“If they don’t inform us, we cannot take action and dengue will spread. It is against the law not to inform
us.”

The Health Department will also take a tough stand against owners of premises found to have Aedes
mosquito breeding grounds.

Liow said even residential areas, schools and construction sites found to contain Aedes mosquito
breeding grounds would be fined.

Although the number of cases in the past week had dropped from 719 to 630, Liow said it was only
temporary due to the hot weather.

“Mosquito eggs can withstand the dry weather and last up to six months and hatch when it rains. So
getting rid of the breeding grounds has to be done now.” Forty-six “dengue hotspots” have been
identified nationwide.

Selangor had the highest number of cases — 11,948 incidents so far this year, compared with 7,390
cases during the same period last year. Selangor accounted for 39 of the 57 deaths this year.

Liow, who launched an antidengue campaign at Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Tsun Jin in
Kampung Pandan yesterday, said he would work

with the Education Ministry to enforce the Communication for Behavioural Impact (Combi) programme
in all schools.

Combi is a voluntary programme where students clean up their school premises to prevent Aedes
mosquito from breeding.

With the school programme running, Liow said Combi may be introduced at construction areas.

“We have received complaints that construction areas have many breeding grounds, so we are going to
educate the workers so they know their role in keeping their workplace safe from the disease.”
Liow also launched a new television advertisement campaign, which began airing yesterday, to get the
people more involved in the fight against dengue.



Tajuk Artikel: Najib: No problem to unity talks
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By : Sajahan Abdul Waheed

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday that he believed Pas was
sincere in wanting to form a unity government with Umno as proposed by its president Datuk Seri Abdul
Hadi Awang. He said Umno would not reject any cooperation that could bring benefit to the country.

“We in Umno are always open and ready to listen and consider proposals from anyone, including from
Pas.

“I sense that they are sincere in this,” Najib said at a press conference after opening the 17th
Commonwealth Ministers of Education conference.

Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa immediately welcomed the sentiment, saying the prime
minister’s response would be taken up by the Pas leadership.

Najib, the Umno president, said the party had to study the form of cooperation that would be suitable for
both sides.

“The proposal is a starting point. We need to make enquiries, like when we want to marry, we have to
enquire first.

“Whether it eventually happens or not, we will see. We can discuss and there is no problem in that.”

Hadi had, at the recent Pas muktamar, reopened the door for talks to set up a unity government
between Pas and Barisan Nasional.

Overtures between the two parties began shortly after the March 2008 general election but do not
appear to have advanced beyond the exploratory stage.

Hadi said the revived proposal had been discussed with Parti Keadilan Rakyat and DAP, who did not
object to it. However, leaders of both parties rejected Hadi’s statement.

Hadi’s proposal was also met with strong opposition from Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik
Mat, who said cooperation between Pas and BN had been tried before and f ailed.

On the disturbance by Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin after he was sworn in as Bukit Gantang
member of parliament at the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, Najib said: “It is normal. He did it on purpose.”

Nizar was ordered to leave the house by Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia for violating the
parliamentary dress code by tying a black headband around his songkok and shouting “hidup rakyat,
bubar DUN” after taking his oath.
Tajuk Artikel: Neurology patients get important visitor
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: The prime minister spent about 30 minutes yesterday visiting patients at the
Neurology Unit of Kuala Lumpur Hospital, talking to their families and giving them words of
encouragement.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak had gone to visit Zainab Likam, the wife of Khairuddin Mahmud, the state
assemblyman for Pulau Manis in Pekan, Pahang. She is in a coma, and has been at HKL for the past
week.

Khairuddin said his wife complained of headache and nausea at a function in his constituency two
weeks ago. She had an operation to remove blood clots from the brain at Tengku Ampuan Afzan
Hospital in Kuantan.

"Three days later she was all right and could talk, joke and eat. But I was told there was another
blockage they couldn't remove and that I should bring her here.
Last Tuesday, she had two operations to remove some clots. Now she is resting. Doctors say her
condition is improving."

Khairuddin said he was touched by Najib's gesture despite his busy schedule.

Najib was accompanied by HKL director Datuk Dr Zainiah Mohd Zain and medical staff from the
Neurology Unit.



Tajuk Artikel: PM calls for experts to plan the future
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

By : Sajahan Waheed




                    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) presenting a
                    £500,000 contribution to Commonwealth secretary-general
                    Kamalesh Sharma. At left is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

KUALA LUMPUR: Commonwealth education ministers should consider establishing an expert working
group to help member countries reach millennium development and educational goals.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said developing countries must find solutions against the impact
of the world economic crisis, or risk setting back future generations.

"We must prioritise efforts to alleviate the impact of the crisis on availability of opportunities for quality
education among women, children and young people.
"We need strategies and solutions that will enable us to reclaim lost ground by using the reduced
economic resources available to us with the greatest efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy," said Najib
at the opening of the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers here.

He said the quality of education systems, from preschool through graduate and professional schools,
had to be upgraded.

"We need to consider how learning modes and technologies can be harnessed to produce a workforce
that has the linguistic, scientific and technical literacies to generate and apply knowledge effectively."

Najib said major cuts in government allocations for the education sector due to the economic crisis
could result in an increased level of poverty. He said many emerging and developing countries might
find the real danger of the economic crisis reversing their current achievements under the Millennium
Development Goals.

"Severe cuts in education will inevitably result in reduced educational opportunity and quality.

"If these factors are left unchecked, it will result in a higher level of poverty, greater level of income
inequality and lower capacity for sustainable growth."

Najib said many countries now regarded education as the panacea for strengthening competitiveness,
employment and social cohesion.

"To survive and compete in these trying times, we must leverage our creativity and innovativeness to
provide that critical difference.

"It is no longer enough being ordinary. In a highly competitive innovation economy, we must move
beyond the ordinary and strive for excellence."

Najib said Malaysia was in the midst of formulating a new economic model which would lift the country
into the ranks of high-income nations within the decade.

"The new economic model will shift our reliance from a manufacturing base dependent on semi-skilled
and low-cost labour to one that hinges on a modern services sector, dependent upon skilled and highly-
paid workers."

He said an Economic Advisory Council had been formed to realise the economic model, which would
seek advantage from inputs such as creativity, innovation, high value and entrepreneurialism.

"I have made the successful formulation and implementation of the new economic model the central
theme of my administration."

Najib also presented a cheque for STG500,000 (RM2.85 million) to Commonwealth secretary-general
Kamalesh Sharma, who represented the organisation.
Tajuk Artikel: Minister warns foreign students
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign students who take part in illegal demonstrations will have their student visas
revoked.

This was the warning issued by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein after Iranian
students held demonstrations outside Wisma UN in Jalan Semantan on Monday.

"If we can take action against our citizens, what's stopping us from acting against foreigners
championing their cause in our land?" said Hishammuddin.

He said although there were no arrests made on Monday, police were investigating the case as several
demonstrators were said to have been aggressive. "I am issuing them a warning. They should not
abuse their stay here. Our country should not be used as a platform for them to fight their cause."

On Monday, police were forced to fire tear gas to disperse 700 Iranians, mostly university students, who
protested the results of the Iranian presidential election.
The students alleged that President Mahmoud Ahma-dinejad won the elections through vote-rigging.
They handed over a memorandum to United Nations personnel.

The students did not heed orders to disperse after handing over the memorandum and police fired tear
gas as the crowd started pushing.



Tajuk Artikel: Najib: PAS and Umno assessing each other
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

Maria J.Dass

KUALA LUMPUR (June 16, 2009) : PAS and Umno are still at the stage where they are assessing each
other, just like checks are done before a marriage takes place, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib
Abdul Razak.

"This is the starting point where
we are still investigating (risik-risik)
each other, just like before a
marriage when we conduct
checks," he said, when
commenting on PAS's proposed
unity talks between the two
political parties.

"Whether it happens or not
depends on fate…in what form we
do not know yet," he said, adding
                                   Datuk Seri Mohd Najib presents a mock cheque to Commonwealth
that he sensed PAS was sincere
                                   Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma (second, right) after officiating
in this case.
                                   the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers at Kuala
                                   Lumpur Convention Centre. Also present are Deputy Prime Minister
"I’ve said before that we are open
                                   who is also Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
and ready to hear and accept any
suggestions for the best way to cooperate through continued discussions. We never turn away
suggestion of cooperation that are of benefit to the country."

Najib said this when speaking to reporters after opening the 17th Conference of Commonwealth
Education Ministers (17CCEM) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

Earlier, he said the country was looking at the existing growth sectors that can be given greater impetus,
like the service and financial sectors.

"We are looking at new growth areas that we have not exploited, but the important thing central to the
new economic model is the growth of human capital and that’s why we have a new cabinet committee
under the Deputy Prime Minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) to boost skills development through
education."

Questioned how the New Economic Policy (NEP) would fit into this, he said: "You are making too much
of this NEP because technically there is no longer NEP, only elements of affirmative action - but even
that we are trying to ensure that it is more in tune with the dictates of the market. Our domestic policies
will be more and more market friendly."

Earlier, in his speech, Najib said Malaysia’s new economic model under his administration is designed
to propel the country from its current station as an upper middle income country.

"The new economic model will shift our reliance from a manufacturing base dependent on semi-skilled
and low-cost labour to one that hinges on a modern services sector dependent upon skilled and highly-
paid workers," he said.

Najib said the new economic model seeks to leverage on creativity, innovation, high value add,
entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to master more than one language.

On the role of the Commonwealth countries, Najib said the theme for the 17CCEM – Towards and
Beyond Global Goals and Targets -- was apt as it was a timely reminder of commitments under the
Millennium Development Goals which is chiefly to half poverty, improve education and combat child
mortality by 2015.



Tajuk Artikel: Rehda kicked out of MPSJ's plan
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

Llew-Ann Phang

PETALING JAYA (June 16, 2009) : The Real Estate Housing Developers
Association (Rehda) has been removed as a member of the Subang Jaya
Municipal Council (MPSJ)’s Draft Plan public hearing committee.

This follows protests of conflicts of interest from residents and politicians
alike.

State executive councillor (exco) for tourism and the environment Elizabeth
Wong – one of the three excos on the public hearing committee along with
exco for local government, research and development Ronnie Liu and exco
for housing, building management and squatters Iskandar Abdul Samad who
chairs the MPSJ Draft Plan Hearing Committee – said Rehda has been
asked to withdraw its representative (Selangor branch committee member
Datuk David Tan of IOI Properties) as it was inappropriate to have a housing developer at the hearing.

Wong who said she was 40-minutes late for Monday’s hearing said she had no idea that Rehda was on
the committee until much later.

“I have nothing against them personally but these are housing developers with projects in Subang Jaya
so their presence on the committee will definitely give rise to perceived vested and conflicts of
interests,” she said when contacted.

The public hearing began with protests from several residents,
including Subang Jaya assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh.

When contacted, Yeoh said she had attended the meeting as an
observer and overheard that Rehda members were in
attendance. “As observers, we were not allowed to talk so I
checked with the Planning Department who had said these
members had dual roles in the hearing (as advisors and
panelists).

“I highlighted the issue to the councilors who contacted the MPSJ
president but I’ve yet to get an official reply,” she said.

Liu meanwhile said Subang Jaya residents should not be irked by
Rehda presence at the public hearing as Rehda are not in the
committee but were “invited guests”.

“I don’t know why there is an issue anyway because they are there because they are sound in
development and housing issues,” he said.

Liu added that he “did not know why they were there” but Rehda could chip in with consultative advice
on issues and opinions concerning the Draft Plan.

“The chairman makes decision as to who sits on the panel at the hearing but panel members have
nothing to do with decision making because the hearing is supposed to help clarify issues, listen to
complaints and reasons behind objections,” he said when contacted.

Asked on the possibility of adding relevant stakeholders to the panel such as architects, NGOs and
residents’ associations, which would dispel accusations of conflict of interests, Liu responded: “Actually,
I’m not sure what kind of people should be enlisted for consultation purposes but since you’ve brought
this up I will put this question to the chairman (Iskandar) because the decision is his.”

However, Liu reiterated that there should be no issue with Rehda members’ presence since they had
nothing to do with local development and had no way to influence decisions in the local plan.

“It is the exco members who, with feedback from the hearings, make a decision if the plan should be
unchanged or revised,” he said.
Tajuk Artikel: Liow: Committee on A(H1N1) to meet Thursday
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR (June 16, 2009) : Due to the urgency of the matter, the Inter-Ministry Influenza
Committee will hold its maiden meeting on the Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic on Thursday, instead of
Friday.

The committee, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Yassin, would discuss various pertinent issues and precautions
pertaining to the influenza, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong
Lai.

"This will be the first meeting and it was initially scheduled for Friday but
was brought forward due to the urgency of the matter.

"I had a discussion with (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin and he was very concerned
about the latest development of this pandemic," Liow told reporters after
launching the Federal Territories-level School Combi programme at
SRJK(C) Tsun Jin here today.

To date, Malaysia has registered 17 confirmed Influenza A(H1N1) imported cases.

The number of those infected worldwide has surged to more than 30,100 cases and killed 145 victims
across 80 countries.

Meanwhile, Liow said the ministry would not impose a travel advisory as such a move was not proposed
by the World Health Organisation (WHO) yet.

He said precautionary measures at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) would also be stepped
up.

"We are now setting up a permanent screening at KLIA to screen everyone, including transit
passengers," he said, adding however, there was no necessity to screen domestic passengers. --
BERNAMA



Tajuk Artikel: Maids to get a day off a week
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR (June 16, 2009) : The government today agreed to make it compulsory for employers
to give one day off a week for their maids.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said the provision would be
incorporated into the contract of employment to be signed by employers, maids
and the agencies responsible for bringing them into the country.

He did not say when the regulation could take effect but said that it could be
implemented as early as this year.

"The ministry will make it mandatory for all domestic helpers to sign the contract of
employment containing provisions like salary, the name of employers, their
workplaces and the compulsory one day off a week," he told reporters after
meeting unions and non-governmental organisations on the issue of foreign workers here today.

Subramaniam said it would be up to the employers to determine which day would be the maids' off day.

If both the employers and workers agreed that there would not be an off day for a particular week, the
maids would be paid with salary in lieu of the off day, he said.

Towards this end, he said the ministry would amend the Employment Act to incorporate the new
provision.

"The Employment Act currently covers all other sectors except for maids. We are now in the process of
formulating the regulation, after which we will forward it to the Attorney-General's Chambers for
approval.

"We may be able to implement it this year," he said.

Subramaniam also said that employers of foreign maids would be required to register with the Labour
Department as part of the measures to prevent incidents such as abuse of maids.

"We will also provide a guide book to foreign maids, containing telephone numbers of embassies and
relevant agencies for them to contact should they need to do so," he added.

Employers who failed to abide by the terms in the contract of employment could be fined up to
RM10,000, he said. – BERNAMA



Tajuk Artikel: Najib wants to "walk faster and further" in developing ties
with China
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR, (June 16, 2009) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says he wants to "walk
faster and further" in developing Malaysia's bilateral relations with China.

He said Beijing ranked very high in terms of Kuala Lumpur's foreign policy
consideration and his recent visit, the first outside Asean after taking over the
Prime Minister's post, underscored the strategic importance of China to Malaysia.

In the context of his aim to "walk faster and further", Najib said he wanted to see
more Chinese visiting Malaysia so that Malaysia would be better known to them.

Najib's recent visit to China marked the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties with
that country.

Malaysia's second Prime Minister and Najib's father, the late Tun Abdul Razak
visited China in 1974 and made Malaysia the first Asean country to establish diplomatic ties with the
republic.

"It is not just following in the footsteps (of my father).I want to walk faster and further (in developing
Malaysia-China ties)," he said in an interview with China's CCTV's "Toptalk" show which was aired by
the Astro Awani television channel here tonight.

Najib said China had developed by leaps and bounds and its transformation in a short span of time was
truly remarkable.
"I would like to see the relations getting even stronger and deeper...taking advantages of different kind
of modalities, for example the joint venture between Petronas and China's National Oil Company in
Sudan. That is a good modality for others to follow suit," he said.

Najib said China could also look into using Malaysia as a production base or even as a marketing outlet
as Malaysia possessed its own advantages.

In the context of China-Asean, Najib said that greater trade and more free flow of services and goods
would create more wealth which would benefit Asean which has a market of some 570 million people as
well as China.

On leading the country as a prime minister, Najib, who has helmed various ministries before becoming
deputy prime minister and prime minister, said that there was a big gap between being a minister and
deputy prime minister and gap between the top two posts was even bigger.

On the global recession, Najib said that Malaysians had adjusted to the current scenario mainly
because it had not impacted so much on Malaysia compared to many other countries.

He said this was partly due to the strong banking system in the country with ample liqudity and at the
same time, commodity prices such as that of palm oil was also recovering on the global market.

He said the people did not blame the government on the current economic situation because they knew
it was caused by external factors.

They also expected the economy to recover because the government had introduced two stimulus
packages, he said.

On his 1Malaysia blog, Najib said he introduced the medium as he needed to speak the language of the
new generation because this generation largely communicated through the cyberspace.

Replying to a question on 1Malaysia, Najib said his dream was of one people, one nation.

"It is a journey like everything else but at least there is an idea where we are heading and the people
sense that there is a direction. Of course this cannot happen overnight," he said.

To another question on his assesment what kind of politician he is, Najib said he would like to see
himself as a leader who had certain beliefs and who had ideas on where the country and the people
were heading and a leader with the ability to get things done.

"I wanted to be known as a leader who is respected and loved by the people, not a leader feared by the
people.I want them to feel in their heart.I am there to look after their welfare.I want to be known as the
people's prime minister. But only time will tell," he said. – BERNAMA
Tajuk Artikel: Stricter enforcement to fight dengue
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online June 17, 2009 – Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR (June 16, 2009) :The Heal h Ministry is intensifying its war against the deadly dengue
fever, appealing for the community's commitment and proactiveness in the fight.

                                It will also carry out more drastic enforcement, including fining the
                                culprits and expanding the educational programmes to reach more
                                target groups, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

                                Liow, who is fed up with public apathy to the problem where his oft-
                                repeated advice went unheeded, said the move would include imposing
                                immediate fines on those found to have allowed mosquito breeding
                                grounds in their premises.

                                "We have been giving advice. Too much advice already but this seems
                                to be ineffective. So, if the enforcement officers find that a house has
                                Aedes mosquito breeding grounds like receptacles containing the
                                larvae, they will fine the household on the spot. No more advice," he
said after launching the Federal Territories-level schools Combi programme at SRJK(C) Tsun Kin here,
today.

A house owner can be fined RM100 per Aedes larva discovered and a contractor, RM500 per larva
found at the construction site. The fine can go up to RM1,000 for repeated offenders.

Up to May 30, 21,707 dengue cases with 57 deaths had been reported.

"This is a big figure, so we must not take the matter lightly. I am urging all quarters to be more
committed to combating dengue," said Liow.

He said the current dry season provided the best setting to eradicate Aedes breeding grounds as there
were less breeding activities in such climate.

"However, the Aedes eggs can survive without water for up to six months. Hence, it is important for us
to get rid of the larvae and all Aedes breeding grounds," he said.

Besides activating the community-based Communication for Behavioural Impact (Combi), the health
ministry will also work with various agencies such as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health (Niosh) to combat dengue.

Liow said households and construction sites had been cited as the main breeding grounds for Aedes.

"I've spoken to Niosh chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye this morning and we agreed to expand the anti-
dengue campaign to construction sites to educate the workers on the need to eradicate the breeding
grounds," he said.

Liow said the Combi was also expected to be expanded to all schools nationwide.

On the role of private hospitals and clinics in the matter, he said the ministry was issuing another
circular to the private healthcare providers, and thereafter they would be slapped with a fine of up to
RM10,000 or two years' imprisonment if they failed to comply with the ministry's regulation.

He said it was mandatory for private healthcare providers to report any dengue cases that they received
to the health department. – BERNAMA
Tajuk Artikel: Najib lihat Pas ikhlas
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu




             PERDANA Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak bersama isteri, Datin Seri Rosmah
              Mansor, mengangkat tangan bersama sebahagian daripada 400 kanak-kanak
             pelbagai kaum sebagai simbol 1Malaysia pada Hari Kanak-Kanak Bakti 2009 di
             Sri Satria, semalam. Najib dan Rosmah kemudian menyampaikan cenderahati
                          kepada kanak-kanak daripada 13 rumah kebajikan itu.

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak percaya Pas ikhlas untuk berbincang mengenai penubuhan
kerajaan perpaduan yang dicetuskan presiden parti itu, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Sehubungan itu, Perdana Menteri yang juga Presiden Umno berkata, beliau berfikiran terbuka dan tidak
pernah menolak sebarang kerjasama yang boleh memberi kebaikan kepada negara.

"Saya dah cakap sebelum ini bahawa kita bersikap terbuka dan sedia mendengar dan menimbang apa-
apa cadangan yang dikemukakan oleh Pas," katanya pada sidang media selepas merasmikan
Persidangan Menteri-Menteri Pendidikan Komanwel (CCEM) Ke-17 di sini, semalam.

Idea penubuhan kerajaan perpaduan disuarakan oleh Abdul Hadi ketika Muktamar Pas Ke-55 baru-
baru ini, tetapi mendapat bantahan pemimpin pembangkang termasuk dari Pas sendiri.

Ditanya sama ada beliau yakin dengan cadangan itu, Najib menyifatkannya sebagai satu titik
permulaan, tetapi mahu melihat terlebih dulu bentuk kerjasama yang sesuai sebelum meneruskan
perbincangan.

"Kita kena risik-risik dulu, macam kita nak kahwin kena risik-risik dulu, jadi tak jadi itu takdir
menentukan, apa bentuk tak tahulah," katanya.

Sementara itu, Timbalan Presiden Pas, Nasharuddin Mat Isa, menganggap respon Najib berhubung
cadangan itu sebagai serius dan akan memaklumkannya kepada Abdul Hadi yang kini berada di luar
negara bagi tindakan selanjutnya.

"Ini adalah respon kali pertama daripada Perdana Menteri dan agak serius. Saya terima dengan terbuka
hati. Ia adalah perkara yang besar dan tidak boleh dilakukan dalam sehari dua.
"Saya juga tidak boleh membuat keputusan secara individu dan perkara ini akan dibawa kepada
pengetahuan parti," katanya kepada pemberita di lobi Parlimen.

Nasharuddin juga mengingatkan ahli Pas supaya tidak bimbang dengan perbincangan dengan Umno
berhubung isu itu kerana kepemimpinan parti tidak pernah berniat untuk menyertai Umno atau Barisan
Nasional (BN).

Katanya, perbincangan yang diadakan itu adalah atas kesedaran Pas bagi mencari jalan penyelesaian
terhadap kemelut politik, ekonomi dan sosial negara.

Nasharuddin berkata, perkara itu juga akan dibangkitkan dalam mesyuarat Pakatan Rakyat, minggu
depan.

Mengenai tindakan yang akan dilakukan Pas jika Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) dan DAP membantah
perbincangan dengan Umno, beliau berkata: "Tunggulah mesyuarat dulu."

Ditanya sama ada kerajaan perpaduan akan menjadi kenyataan, Nasharuddin berkata, beliau hanya
mengusahakan dan Allah yang menentukannya.



Tajuk Artikel: Larangan layari 39 laman web di pejabat
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

Oleh Anwar Hussin, Nazura Ngah, Norliza Wasilan dan Fatin Hafizah Mohd Shahar

Penjawat awam elak unsur seks, hasutan: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata, sebanyak 39 laman web dan blog yang berunsur
lucah dan berbaur hasutan dilarang dilayari oleh pegawai dan kakitangan kerajaan di pejabat.

Perdana Menteri berkata, kakitangan awam juga dilarang melakukan 15 aktiviti yang melanggar
tatacara penggunaan internet seperti termaktub dalam Pekeliling Kemajuan Pentadbiran Awam Bilang 1
Tahun 2003 bertajuk Garis Panduan Mengenai Tatacara Penggunaan Internet dan Mel Elektronik di
Agensi kerajaan.

Ia termasuk menggunakan kemudahan modem untuk membuat capaian terus ke internet di pejabat
kerana ia melanggar tatacara penggunaan internet; merosak dan mengancam keselamatan dengan
menggunakan hak akses pengguna lain untuk mencapai sistem komputer dan mendapatkan maklumat
serta mengubah komponen sistem tanpa kebenaran.

Selain itu memuat naik, memuat turun, menyimpan dan menggunakan perisian tidak berlesen;
menyedia dan menghantar maklumat berulang adalah gangguan juga disenaraikan.

"Aktiviti menyedia, memuat naik, memuat turun dan menyimpan material, teks, ucapan, imej atau bahan
yang mengandungi unsur lucah selain menyedia, memuat naik, memuat turun dan menyimpan
maklumat internet yang membabitkan sebarang pernyataan fitnah atau hasutan yang boleh memburuk
dan menjatuhkan imej kerajaan juga melanggar tatacara penggunaan internet," katanya menjawab
soalan bertulis Teresa Kok Suh Sim (DAP-Seputeh).

Kok mahu mengetahui sama ada kakitangan kerajaan mempunyai kod etika penggunaan laman web
kerajaan di pejabat.
Najib berkata, aktiviti lain yang dilarang ialah menyalah guna kemudahan perbincangan awam atas
talian; memuat naik, turun dan menyimpan gambar, lagu atau teks bercorak penentangan yang boleh
membawa keadaan huru-hara.

"Memuat turun, menyimpan dan menggunakan perisian berbentuk hiburan, menggunakan kemudahan
sembang, menggunakan internet untuk tujuan peribadi, menjalankan aktiviti komersial dan politik.

"Melakukan aktiviti jenayah, menyebarkan kod perosak yang boleh merosakkan sistem komputer dan
maklumat pengguna lain, memuat naik, turun dan menyimpan kad elektronik, video dan fail bersaiz 10
Megabait yang boleh menyebabkan kelembapan perkhidmatan dan operasi komputer," katanya.

Najib berkata, pekeliling mengenai perkara itu boleh dicapai di laman web Unit Pemodenan Tadbiran
dan Perancangan Pengurusan Malaysia (Mampu) di http:// www.mampu.gov.my. Laman web dan blog
berunsur hasutan termasuk fitnah ialah www.shilesjack.com disekat.

"Ada beberapa laman web dan blog yang dalam siasatan polis tetapi masih belum dikenakan tindakan
larangan melayari. Sehingga kini sembilan suspek diambil tindakan iaitu lapan oleh Suruhanjaya
Komunikasi dan Multimedia dan seorang oleh polis," katanya.

Sementara itu, menjawab soalan bertulis dikemukakan Wee Choo Keong (PKR-Wangsa Maju),
Perdana Menteri berkata, Bank Negara Malasia (Bank Negara) sentiasa memantau pematuhan
terhadap garis panduan yang dikeluarkan ke atas pengeluar kad kredit dari semasa ke semasa.

Najib yang juga Menteri Kewangan berkata, jika ada ketidakpatuhan terhadap mana-mana garis
panduan, Bank Negara berhak mengambil tindakan sewajarnya ke atas syarikat kad kredit mengikut
akta Sistem Pembayaran 2003.



Tajuk Artikel: Kerajaan pantau isu sensitif
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan akan melakukan kajian dan mewujudkan satu mekanisme bagi menangani
isu sensitif berkaitan kaum dengan mengenal pasti kawasan yang dikategorikan panas bagi
mengelakkan timbulnya ketidakpuasan hati antara kaum di negara ini.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, berkata kajian mengenai perkara itu
akan dilakukan oleh Institut Kajian Etnik Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) dengan laporan awal
mengenainya akan dibentangkan pada hujung tahun ini.

"Kajian itu adalah penting sebagai penanda aras dan petunjuk kerajaan bagi mengukuhkan perpaduan
di negara ini," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian selepas merasmikan forum Hubungan Antara Kaum: Pengalaman Britain di
sini, semalam.
Tajuk Artikel: Syor kumpulan kerja pakar
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

Oleh Syuhada Choo Abdullah dan Magendran Rajagopal




                  NAJIB bersama Muhyiddin, Mohamed Khaled (kiri) dan Kamalesh
                    (lima dari kiri) mendengar pembentangan ketika hadir pada
                   persidangan Menteri-Menteri Pendidikan Komanwel Ke-17, di
                                       Kuala Lumpur, semalam.

Najib cadang bantu anggota hadapi masalah dalam pendidikan

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak mengesyorkan negara Komanwel menubuhkan kumpulan
kerja pakar bagi membantu anggotanya yang mungkin menghadapi masalah mencapai sasaran
Matlamat Pembangunan Alaf Baru (MDG), terutama dalam aspek pendidikan.

Perdana Menteri berkata, Malaysia sendiri kini dalam proses menyelaras model ekonomi baru bagi
menjadi negara berpendapatan tinggi dalam tempoh sedekad, berbanding kedudukan sekarang dalam
kategori berpendapatan pertengahan atas.

"Model ekonomi baru ini memerlukan kita mengubah pergantungan terhadap ekonomi berasaskan
pembuatan menggunakan tenaga buruh kasar atau separa mahir kepada sektor perkhidmatan moden
menggunakan pekerja berkemahiran tinggi yang mampu menjana gaji lebih lumayan.

"Penyelarasan dan pelaksanaan model ekonomi baru ini menjadi teras pentadbiran saya kerana ia
menjadi titik tolak utama kemajuan negara, meskipun saya sedar ia memerlukan rombakan besar-
besaran lagi menyeluruh dari segi dasar membabitkan semua bidang.

"Satu Majlis Penasihat Ekonomi ditubuhkan bagi menzahirkan pendekatan yang mengutamakan
kreativiti, inovasi, nilai tinggi dan semangat keusahawan ini," katanya ketika merasmikan Persidangan
Menteri-Menteri Pendidikan Komanwel (CCEM) Ke-17, di sini, semalam.

Hadir sama, Timbalan Perdana Menteri merangkap Menteri Pelajaran, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin;
Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin dan Setiausaha Agung Komanwel,
Kamalesh Sharma.

Pada majlis itu, Perdana Menteri menyampaikan bantuan Malaysia sebanyak 500,000 pound sterling
(RM2.8 juta) kepada Kamalesh bagi mengisi dana CCEM untuk dimanfaatkan sebagai biasiswa kepada
pelajar negara anggota Komanwel.
Najib menegaskan kerajaan tidak akan mengurangkan peruntukan bagi sektor pendidikan kerana
berpendapat ketandusan ilmu akan menyumbang kepada peningkatan kadar kemiskinan, sekali gus
menjejaskan sasaran MDG.

Katanya, pengurangan peruntukan pendidikan memberi kesan langsung terhadap penjejasan peluang
dan mutu pendidikan.

Sebagai cara menangani fenomena itu, beliau mencadangkan guru menggunakan pendekatan lebih
kreatif dan inovatif bagi mewujudkan suasana yang selesa lagi selamat untuk pembangunan kanak-
kanak.

"Untuk kekal berdaya saing dalam krisis ekonomi sekarang, kita mesti kukuhkan kreativiti dan inovasi
kita bagi mewujudkan kelainan yang kritikal kepada anak muda kerana masa depan negara bergantung
kepada strategi pembangunan modal insan yang berkesan.

"Walaupun sektor yang diberi tumpuan di bawah model ekonomi baru ini belum lagi dikenal pasti, kita
sudah meninjau pertumbuhan sektor sedia ada yang boleh diberikan galakan besar dan sudah tentu
sektor perkhidmatan dan kewangan mendahului senarai ini," katanya.

"Kita juga cuba kenal pasti bidang pertumbuhan baru yang belum diteroka, tetapi strategi teras model
ini tetap modal insan, sebab itu kita tubuhkan jawatankuasa khas di bawah Timbalan Perdana Menteri
sendiri sebagai penyelaras," katanya.

Perdana Menteri menjelaskan, asas pendidikan turut diberi penekanan oleh sektor swasta dan kerajaan
sendiri menggalakkan lebih banyak kerjasama, baik bagi memulakan kampus cawangan universiti asing
di sini atau untuk universiti tempatan mewujudkan kampus cawangan di luar negara.

Katanya liberalisasi ekonomi sejagat memerlukan kerajaan merumus pendekatan menghasilkan tenaga
kerja menepati tuntutan pasaran global atau dalam erti kata lain, dasar luar Malaysia perlu mesra
pasaran sejagat jika mahu kekal relevan dalam perkembangan ekonomi antarabangsa.



Tajuk Artikel: Kerajaan bimbang berlaku gelombang kedua H1N1
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

Oleh Sazarina Shahrim




                  DR ISMAIL dengan dibantu wartawan NST, Annie Freeda Cruez,
                  berinteraksi secara langsung dengan pengunjung laman web NST
                                   Online di Balai Berita, semalam.

Wabak dijangka lebih bahaya, mungkin tak akan dapat dikawal
KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Kesihatan melahirkan kebimbangan kemungkinan berlakunya
gelombang kedua jangkitan Influenza A (H1N1), yang lebih teruk dan berbahaya.

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican, berkata jika gelombang kedua itu berlaku, situasi
wabak berkenaan mungkin tidak akan dapat dikawal.

"Pandemik H1N1 ketika ini boleh dianggap sebagai tempoh untuk semua negara melihat keupayaan,
persiapan dan sumber mereka dalam menghadapi pandemik yang lebih besar," katanya ketika
berinteraksi secara langsung dengan pengunjung laman web New Straits Times (NST) Online di Balai
Berita, di sini, semalam.

Dr Ismail juga tidak menolak kemungkinan berlakunya jangkitan tempatan H1N1 di negara ini jika
jumlah kes import penyakit itu terus meningkat.

"Apabila ini berlaku (jangkitan tempatan), langkah lebih ketat akan dilaksanakan," katanya.

Beliau berkata, jawatankuasa teknikal mengenai wabak itu yang dipengerusikan beliau akan
bermesyuarat hari ini bagi membincangkan langkah yang lebih ketat dalam menangani wabak
berkenaan.

Sementara itu, dalam satu satu kenyataan, beliau berkata, satu lagi kes positif H1N1 dikesan semalam
menjadikan jumlah keseluruhan 18 kes direkodkan di negara ini.

Beliau berkata, kes ke-18 itu membabitkan seorang warga negara Filipina yang bekerja sebagai kelasi
dengan kapal Malaysia, berpangkalan di Pelabuhan Barat, Pelabuhan Klang.

Katanya, lelaki terbabit datang ke Malaysia dari Manila melalui penerbangan MH 705 dan sampai di
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) pada 14 Jun 2009, jam 4.50 petang.

"Beliau dikesan dan disahkan demam ketika saringan di KLIA di samping batuk. Beliau dirujuk dan
dimasukkan ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur dan disahkan menghidap H1N1 pada 15 Jun 2009 jam 4.08
petang," katanya sambil menambah pihaknya kini sedang mengesan semua penumpang dan krew
penerbangan terbabit.

Beliau meminta penumpang, anak kapal dan kontak kepada mana-mana kes H1N1 untuk menghubungi
kementerian melalui talian 03-88810200 atau 03-88810300 untuk tindakan lanjut.

Selain itu, beliau mengulangi nasihat kepada orang ramai supaya menangguhkan perjalanan ke negara
yang dilanda wabak kecuali jika betul-betul tidak dapat dielakkan.

"Perjalanan ke luar negara yang dilanda wabak boleh meningkatkan risiko mendapat jangkitan H1N1,
sama ada ketika berada di negara berkenaan atau pun ketika dalam pesawat," katanya.




Tajuk Artikel: Pelajar bukan Bumiputera layak dapat biasiswa JPA
meningkat
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

JUMLAH pelajar bukan Bumiputera yang layak menerima biasiswa Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA)
meningkat ketara sehingga 600 peratus tahun ini berbanding tahun 2000.

Menurut perangkaan JPA, 924 pelajar bukan Bumiputera daripada keseluruhan 2,100 pelajar layak
menerima tajaan JPA untuk mengikuti pengajian di luar negara tahun ini, berbanding hanya 150
daripada 748 pelajar pada tahun 2000.

Tahun lalu, seramai 900 pelajar bukan Bumiputera mendapat manfaat daripada pemberian biasiswa
daripada keseluruhan 2,000 pelajar yang layak, kata Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri
Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

Beliau yang menjawab soalan Tan Ah Eng (BN-Gelang Patah), berkata kerajaan menggubal dasar
penajaan Program Ijazah Luar Negara (PILN) 2009 bagi mengatasi ketidakseimbangan permohonan
biasiswa JPA antara Bumiputera dan bukan Bumiputera.

"Kerajaan memberi jaminan terus berlaku adil dalam soal kecemerlangan pendidikan tanpa mengira
kaum, agama atau bahasa. Tiada pelajar akan teraniaya dalam isu pemberian biasiswa tajaan JPA
kerana pemilihan tidak dibuat berdasarkan warna kulit," katanya.

Pemilihan dibuat berdasarkan pencapaian 9 1A dalam Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) untuk berlaku adil
kepada semua pihak kerana ada sekolah mengehadkan pengambilan sembilan mata pelajaran saja.
Katanya, daripada 2,100 pelajar yang ditawarkan biasiswa JPA bagi mengikuti pengajian di luar negara,
20 peratus diperuntukkan kepada pelajar paling cemerlang membabitkan 417 pelajar.

Daripada jumlah itu, 32 peratus atau 135 pelajar adalah pelajar Bumiputera, manakala 68 peratus atau
282 bukan Bumiputera.

Mohamed Nazri berkata, pelajar dihantar mengikuti pengajian dalam bidang kritikal, profesional,
strategik dan keutamaan diberikan di beberapa negara seperti United Kingdom, Ireland, Amerika
Syarikat, Kanada, Australia, New Zealand, Jepun, Korea Selatan, Russia, Jerman, Perancis, Republik
Czech, Poland, Mesir, Jordan, India dan Indonesia.

Beliau berkata, kecemerlangan akademik yang dipertimbangkan JPA adalah berdasarkan kepada
maksimum sembilan mata pelajaran utama saja mengikut kesesuaian bidang pengajian yang diminta
pelajar.

Katanya, kategori kecemerlangan akademik diambil kira tanpa mengira latar belakang dan sosio
ekonomi dan pemilihan berdasarkan kecemerlangan akademik (85 peratus), kokurikulum (10 peratus)
dan temu duga (lima peratus).

Beliau juga berkata untuk kaum Bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak bilangan tempat sebanyak 10 peratus
diberikan berdasarkan agihan masing-masing lima peratus.




Tajuk Artikel: Syor pelatih KPLI ajar di sekolah enam bulan
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu
Oleh Faiza Zainudin

NUTP beri penjelasan presiden kesatuan tak bantah cadangan

KUALA LUMPUR: Kesatuan Perkhidmatan Perguruan Kebangsaan (NUTP) bersetuju dengan
cadangan Kementerian Pelajaran untuk memanjangkan tempoh pengajian Kursus Perguruan Lepasan
Ijazah (KPLI) daripada setahun kepada 18 bulan, tetapi bersyarat.

Setiausaha Agung NUTP, Loke Yim Pheng, berkata syarat yang ditetapkan itu ialah pelatih dikehendaki
menjalani pengajian selama setahun di maktab perguruan, manakala bakinya di sekolah.

Beliau berkata, tempoh pengajian yang diguna pakai sekarang, iaitu lapan bulan di maktab dan empat
bulan di sekolah tidak memadai bagi melatih pelajar terbabit menjadi guru berkebolehan dalam
mendidik anak murid.

"Pemimpin NUTP termasuk presiden (Hashim Adnan) sudah berbincang semalam (kelmarin) dan
bersetuju dengan cadangan kementerian, tetapi dengan syarat 18 bulan yang dicadangkan itu ialah
setahun belajar di maktab dan enam bulan di sekolah.

"Kenyataan presiden sebelum ini yang menyatakan NUTP membantah atau tidak setuju, adalah salah
faham kerana tidak mendapat penjelasan yang sebenarnya," katanya ketika dihubungi di sini, semalam.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengulas kenyataan Hashim kelmarin, yang membantah cadangan
Kementerian Pelajaran memanjangkan tempoh pengajian KPLI daripada setahun kepada 18 bulan.
Hashim dilaporkan berkata, tempoh setahun memadai kerana pelatih terbabit sebelum ini sudah
menghabiskan masa empat tahun di universiti.

Sebelum ini, Pengarah Bahagian Pendidikan Guru (BPG), Datuk Misrah Ibrahim, berkata pihaknya kini
pada peringkat akhir memuktamadkan kertas kerja mengenai cadangan itu dan paling awal ia akan
dilaksanakan pada pengambilan Januari depan.

Mengulas lanjut, Loke berkata, persetujuan NUTP untuk memanjangkan tempoh pengajian KPLI itu
kerana menyedari graduan yang keluar dari universiti belum betul-betul terlatih dalam bidang
perguruan.

"Jangan anggap pelajar yang keluar universiti selepas empat tahun sudah boleh menjadi guru. Bidang
guru amat berbeza dengan bidang lain.

"Kita perlu guru yang betul-betul dilatih untuk menghadapi dan berurusan dengan pelajar, mempunyai
jiwa guru sebelum turun padang dan mendidik anak murid.

"Sebab itu, tempoh 18 bulan itu memadai, dan perkara ini kami sudah bincang dengan presiden dan
pemimpin NUTP. Kami bersetuju dengan pendirian Kementerian Pelajaran itu, tetapi dengan syarat,"
katanya.

Loke berkata, pihaknya akan mengadakan perjumpaan dengan kementerian dalam masa terdekat ini
untuk berbincang lebih lanjut syarat berkenaan.




Tajuk Artikel: PM: Wakil rakyat perlu beri perhatian berat kepada kawasan
felda
Sumber / Tarikh: Bernama Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Jun (Bernama) -- Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Selasa
mengingatkan wakil rakyat dari kawasan Felda supaya memberi perhatian berat kepada masyarakat di
tanah rancangan itu.

"Rajin-rajinlah turun padang bersama dengan peneroka Felda, susah senang mereka kita kena tahu.
Waktu nak bagi bonus (kepada peneroka) kita (Felda) ada bagi Yang Berhormat (YB), jadi YB bagi
(kepada peneroka) bagi pihak Felda.

"Kalau ada apa-apa sumbangan lain kita beri bagi pihak Felda, dengan ini saudara sekalian akan
menjadi wakil rakyat yang lebih disenangi dan dekat dihati masyarakat Felda," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada Majlis Ramah Mesra Bersama Anggota Parlimen dan Anggota Dewan
Undangan Negeri dari kawasan Felda, di sini malam ini.

Najib berkata wakil rakyat dari kawasan Felda juga perlu bekerja lebih keras dalam usaha memajukan
masyarakat yang mereka wakili itu.

"Sebagai pemimpin kita mesti tahu bagaimana kepimpinan kita itu boleh diterima dengan baik dalam
masyarakat. Apabila yang tersirat dan tersurat kita fahami, maka Felda akan terus menerus menjadi
benteng kepada kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN).

"Sehinggakan pada Muktamar PAS di Ipoh pada tahun 2008, mereka (PAS) mengakui salah satu sebab
dia tak dapat menumpaskan kerajaan BN kerana dia gagal menembusi politik rancangan-rancangan
Felda yang sebahagian besar menyokong BN dalam pilihan raya lepas," katanya.

Najib berkata kerajaan juga akan menambah peruntukan untuk projek perumahan generasi kedua
Felda supaya beberapa rancangan yang ingin dilaksanakan akan dapat diselesaikan sekurang-
kurangnya dalam tempoh dua tahun ini.

"Untuk membangunkan projek perumahan untuk generasi kedua pada masa ini berjumlah RM290 juta.
Tapi nampaknya tujuh rancangan yang ingin dilaksanakan masih tidak mencukupi. Jadi mungkin kita
akan tambah lagi peruntukan," katanya.

Selain itu, pinjaman maksimum RM40,000 tanpa faedah kepada peneroka Felda untuk membaik pulih
rumah sedia ada turut ditambah supaya mereka memiliki kediaman yang lebih selesa.

"Saya tak suka bila saya masuk (tanah) rancangan, ada rumah yang jadi banglo tapi ada juga rumah
tak berubah daripada rumah asal. Saya nak tengok supaya rumah asal sudah tiada ... semua bina
rumah baru supaya Felda mendapat imej yang lebih baik," kata Najib.




Tajuk Artikel: Penjawat awam dilarang guna modem untuk capaian terus
internet
Sumber / Tarikh: Bernama Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Jun (Bernama) -- Penjawat awam dilarang menggunakan kemudahan modem
untuk membuat capaian terus ke Internet kerana ia melanggar Garis Panduan Mengenai Tatacara
Penggunaan Internet dan Mel Elektronik di agensi-agensi kerajaan, kata Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Garis panduan itu yang dikeluarkan pada 2003, adalah sebagai panduan kepada penjawat awam dalam
penggunaan Internet, kata Perdana Menteri dalam jawapan bertulis kepada soalan Teresa Kok (DAP-
Seputeh) pada persidangan Dewan Rakyat Selasa.

Aktiviti lain yang melanggar tatacara pengguna Internet di pejabat kerajaan termasuk menyedia,
memuat naik, memuat turun dan menyimpan gambar, lagu atau teks yang bercorak penentangan yang
boleh membawa keadaan huru-hara dan menakutkan pengguna Internet yang lain, katanya.

Penjawat awam juga dilarang menyalahgunakan kemudahan perbincangan awam secara online seperti
newsgroup dan bulletin board, menggunakan kemudahan 'chatting' melalui internet, menggunakan
kemudahan Internet untuk tujuan peribadi dan menjalankan aktiviti komersil dan politik.

Najib berkata kerajaan juga telah menyekat beberapa laman web dan blog yang berunsur lucah serta
berunsur hasutan manakala beberapa laman web dan blog yang sedang dalam siasatan Polis Diraja
Malaysia (PDRM) tetapi masih belum dikenakan tindakan larangan melayari.

Beliau berkata sehingga kini sembilan orang telah dikenakan tindakan iaitu lapan oleh Suruhanjaya
Komunikasi dan Multimedia dan satu oleh PDRM.

Dalam jawapan bertulis kepada Wee Choo Keong (PKR-Wangsa Maju), Najib berkata Bank Negara
Malaysia sentiasa memantau pematuhan garis panduan kepada pengeluar kad kredit.

"Sekiranya terdapat ketidakpatuhan terhadap mana-mana garis panduan, BNM berhak untuk
mengambil tindakan sewajarnya ke atas syarikat kad kredit terbabit di bawah kuasa yang termaktub di
dalam Akta Sistem Pembayaran 2003 selepas kajian menyeluruh dilakukan ke atas ketidakpatuhan
tersebut dan jenis tindakan yang diambil bergantung kepada tahap ketidakpatuhan," katanya.



Tajuk Artikel: Kualiti pendidikan di Malaysia penuhi kehendak dunia :
Najib
Sumber / Tarikh: Bernama Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Jun (Bernama) -- Malaysia mengamalkan dasar terbuka berhubung perkongsian
antara institusi pendidikan tempatan dan antarabangsa selain berusaha menentukan mutu pendidikan
yang disediakan memenuhi standard dunia, kata Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Perdana Menteri berkata bahawa dalam soal itu, kerajaan menggalakkan institusi pendidikan tempatan
menjalin perkongsian dengan institusi ternama di seberang laut.

"Kita perlu pastikan kita mempunyai fungsi kawal selia sewajarnya yang dapat menetapkan standard
dan juga menentukan bahawa agensi yang terlibat akan memudahkan kelulusan bagi institusi bertaraf
dunia yang mahu membuka kampus cawangan di sini.

"Kita mempunyai dasar terbuka dan saya diberitahu kini terdapat perbincangan aktif dengan sebuah
institusi yang ingin membuka kampusnya di Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar," katanya kepada
pemberita selepas merasmikan Persidangan Menteri-menteri Pendidikan Komanwel ke-17 di sini
Selasa.
Beliau diminta mengulas mengenai langkah yang diambil untuk mengukuhkan kedudukan Malaysia
sebagai sebuah hab pendidikan.

Mengenai usaha menggalakkan pihak lain untuk memainkan peranan dalam sistem pendidikan
Malaysia, Najib berkata bahawa kerajaan sentiasa berpendirian bahawa pendidikan merupakan
tanggungjawab semua rakyat.

"Kita sentiasa melibatkan masyarakat dalam pengendalian sekolah awam kita dengan mendapatkan
sokongan Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru selain badan bukan kerajaan serta guru dan kesatuan
mereka," katanya.

Najib berkata parti-parti politik juga adalah sebahagian daripada pihak yang terlibat dalam
pembangunan pendidikan.



Tajuk Artikel: Kongsi pengalaman dan pengetahuan untuk capai matlamat
pendidikan untuk semua - Muhyiddin
Sumber / Tarikh: Bernama Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Jun (Bernama) -- Malaysia sentiasa percaya berhubung perkongsian pengalaman
dan pengetahuan melalui kerjasama dengan rantau lain dan negara yang lebih jauh lagi bagi mencapai
matlamat dan sasaran pendidikan untuk semua (EFA), kata Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri
Muhyiddin Yassin.

Katanya perkongsian boleh dibuat dalam bentuk pertukaran tenaga pakar melalui penempatan
kumpulan petugas, hubungan institusi dan lain-lain.

"Saya yakin ramai daripada kita akan menjadi saksi kepada kenyataan bahawa kekurangan sumber
menjadi halangan utama bagi mencapai EFA. Ini kami percaya akan menjadi satu cabaran," katanya
dalam ucapan aluan pada majlis pembukaan persidangan Menteri-menteri Pendidikan Komanwel ke-17
(17 CCEM) di sini Selasa.

Muhyiddin yang juga Menteri Pelajaran berkata semua pemegang saham pada peringkat global dan
juga kerajaan, masyarakat umum dan penyumbang dana pada peringkat negara perlu mengambil
tindakan bagi memastikan matlamat itu kekal pada landasannya.

"Kami percaya bahawa semua anak-anak kita mempunyai hak yang sama bukan sahaja untuk
mendapat pendidikan tetapi pendidikan yang berkualiti," katanya.

Beliau berkata bahawa dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kesembilan (RMK-9), kerajaan telah memperuntuk
lebih daripada RM25.8 bilion bagi sektor pendidikan yang mewakili 16.7 peratus daripada jumlah
perbelanjaan kerajaan.

"Kadar celik huruf kami adalah lebih daripada 93 peratus yang menunjukkan komitmen Malaysia bagi
menyediakan pendidikan yang berkualiti," katanya.

Muhyiddin berkata persidangan ini yang akan diadakan mulai 15 hingga 19 Jun menyediakan platform
yang hebat bagi membentuk kerjasama dan perkongsian yang akan menggerakkan sumber dan
menyelaraskan strategi bagi mengurangkan kesan daripada krisis ekonomi global terhadap sistem
pendidikan di kalangan negara-negara anggota.

Malaysia telah menjalin perkongsian dengan Majlis Pertubuhan Menteri-menteri Pelajaran Asia
Tenggara (SEAMEO), Asean dan rakan Pertubuhan Pendidikan, Saintifik dan Kebudayaan Pertubuhan
bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (UNESCO) bagi menjadikan EFA sebagai satu kenyataan," katanya.

Pada sidang akhbar kemudian, Muhyiddin berkata keputusan mengenai Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran
Sains dan Matematik Dalam Bahasa Inggeris (PPSMI) akan diumumkan tidak lama lagi.

"Saya akan memberi taklimat kepada Perdana Menteri (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) dalam beberapa
hari lagi," katanya.



Tajuk Artikel: Si cilik minat nak tahu gaji PM
Sumber / Tarikh: Harian Metro Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu




                       GEMBIRA...Najib dan Rosmah bergambar bersama-sama 400
                       kanak-kanak yang diraikan pada Hari Kanak-kanak Bakti,
                       semalam.

PUTRAJAYA: “Rahsia,” kata Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, berseloroh ketika seorang
kanak-kanak bertanyakan gaji diperoleh beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri pada majlis Hari Kanak-kanak
Badan Amal dan Kebajikan Tenaga Isteri-isteri (Bakti) di Sri Satri, semalam.

Najib yang sebelum itu menghadiri majlis rasmi lain di ibu negara, sempat meluangkan masa lebih satu
jam untuk meraikan lebih 400 kanak-kanak yang terdiri anak yatim, anak memerlukan bantuan khas,
kanak-kanak Permata Negara, kanak-kanak Tunas Harapan dan Tunas Budaya.

Selain berpeluang bertanyakan soalan, kanak-kanak terbabit beramah mesra dengan Najib dan
isterinya, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Lebih menarik, Perdana Menteri turut menunjukkan bakat nyanyian apabila mendendangkan lagu
‘Young Ones’ diiringi Rosmah dan anak mereka, Nooryana Najwa di atas pentas.

Hadir sama, Naib Yang Dipertua Bakti, Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman; Ahli Kehormat Bakti, Tun Dr
Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali; Pengerusi Lion Parkson Corporation Berhad, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng dan
Pengarah Eksekutif Berjaya Coproration Berhad, Datuk Robin Tan.

Beberapa syarikat korporat turut bermurah hati menaja majlis berkenaan termasuk Yayasan Lion
Parkson, Berjaya Foundation Berhad, Anakku Sdn Bhd, Nestle Products Sdn Bhd Hwa Tai Industries
Bhd, Hwa Thong Bag Industries Sdn Bhd, KFC Berhad dan Wall’s Ice Cream Berhad.

Selain itu, beberapa artis popular seperti Aznil Nawawi, Farah AF2, Dafi, Syed Sobri dan Azie turut
diundang menghiburkan tetamu.
Terdahulu Rosmah berkata, Hari Kanak-kanak Bakti diadakan selaras objektif Bakti menggembleng
tenaga dan usaha ahli menjaga kebajikan rakyat tanpa mengira bangsa, agama dan keturunan.

“Sejak dulu lagi sudah menjadi kebiasaan Bakti menyambut hari istimewa ini bagi meraikan anak yatim
dan kurang upaya.

“Namun, sejak akhir ini program seumpama ini tidak dilaksanakan dan kali terakhir diadakan pada
Disember 2006 di mana Bakti menganjurkan Hari Kanak-Kanak sempena Global Indian Film Awards
(Gifa),” katanya.

Pada masa sama, Rosmah berkata ibu bapa dan guru perlu memastikan pembangunan modal insan
anak-anak diterapkan dengan menanam nilai murni, disiplin, moral dan nilai sosial yang positif dalam
diri mereka.



Tajuk Artikel: IPU KL menurun
Sumber / Tarikh: Harian Metro Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu
KUALA LUMPUR: Tahap jerebu yang melanda negara ini menampakkan sedikit penurunan apabila
bacaan Indeks Pencemaran Udara (IPU) sehingga jam 5 petang semalam menunjukkan hanya 31
kawasan berada di tahap baik sementara 20 kawasan lagi pada tahap sederhana.

Bacaan itu menunjukkan keadaan jerebu berada di paras kurang stabil dengan peningkatan dan
penurunan kualiti udara beberapa kawasan berbanding bacaan pada jam 5 petang kelmarin.

Antara kawasan yang menampakkan peningkatan bacaan IPU termasuk Pasir Gudang pada paras IPU
61 berbanding 50 kelmarin, dan Perai IPU 42 berbanding 28 pada hari sebelumnya.

Berdasarkan laporan Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS), bacaan IPU di Kuala Lumpur menurun kepada IPU
54 berbanding hari sebelumnya iaitu 55, bagaimanapun, keadaan jerebu di Pelabuhan Klang
menunjukkan sedikit peningkatan dengan bacaan IPU 57 berbanding 52 kelmarin.



Tajuk Artikel: Empat kategori untuk layak dapat biasiswa
Sumber / Tarikh: Harian Metro Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

EMPAT kategori utama diambil kira bagi memastikan seseorang pelajar itu bersaing secara adil di atas
‘padang’ sebelum layak memperoleh biasiswa Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) untuk melanjutkan
pelajaran di luar negara.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz (gambar), berkata empat kategori
itu ialah kecemerlangan akademik yang tidak mengira latar belakang kaum dan sosioekonomi.

Menurutnya, ia juga membabitkan kategori kedua, membabitkan penajaan mengikut populasi kaum
semasa, peruntukan penajaan yang tidak digunakan sepenuhnya sesuatu kaum akan diagihkan kepada
kaum lain.

“Bagi kategori Bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak, penajaan kaum dari dua negeri itu dengan 10 peratus
tempat disediakan berdasarkan masing-masing agihan lima peratus bagi Bumiputera Sabah dan
Sarawak
“Peruntukan penajaan yang tidak digunakan sepenuhnya Bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak akan
diagihkan kepada kategori lain.

“Begitu juga kategori penajaan bagi pelajar dari sekolah luar bandar dan bandar yang mempunyai
kemudahan serta suasana pembelajaran yang terhad dan daripada keluarga berpendapatan rendah,”
katanya ketika menjawab soalan asal Tan Ah Eng (BN-Gelang Patah) di Dewan Rakyat, semalam.

Sebelum itu, Tan mahu mendapatkan penjelasan berkaitan langkah bagi menangani
ketidakseimbangan permohonan biasiswa JPA selain jumlah mengikut kaum yang memperoleh
biasiswa berkenaan.

Mengulas lanjut, Mohamed Nazri berkata, kecemerlangan akademik diperitimbangkan JPA berdasarkan
maksimum sembilan mata pelajaran utama saja mengikut kesesuaian bidang pengajian dipohon.



Tajuk Artikel: Empat kategori untuk layak dapat biasiswa
Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu

Biasiswa JPA pelajar bukan Bumiputera meningkat

KUALA LUMPUR - Bilangan pelajar bukan Bumiputera yang layak menerima biasiswa Jabatan
Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) meningkat dengan ketara tahun ini, iaitu mencecah sehingga 600 peratus
berbanding tahun 2000.

Menurut perangkaan JPA, seramai 924 pelajar bukan Bumiputera daripada keseluruhan 2,100 pelajar
layak menerima tajaan JPA bagi pengajian di luar negara tahun ini, berbanding hanya 150 daripada 748
pelajar pada 2000.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, ketika menjawab soalan
Tan Ah Eng (BN-Gelang Patah) berkata, kerajaan menggubal dasar penajaan Program Ijazah Luar
Negara (PILN) 2009 bagi mengatasi ketidakseimbangan permohonan biasiswa JPA antara Bumiputera
dan bukan Bumiputera.

“Kecemerlangan akademik yang dipertimbangkan JPA berdasarkan kepada maksimum sembilan mata
pelajaran utama saja mengikut kesesuaian bidang pengajian yang dipohon pelajar. Had itu ditetapkan
bagi memastikan semua calon bertanding di atas ‘padang permainan’ yang sama disebabkan tidak
semua sekolah mempunyai kemampuan dan membenarkan pelajar mengambil lebih sembilan mata
pelajaran,” katanya.

Mohamed Nazri turut membidas dakwaan Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) mengenai wujudnya
penganiayaan dalam pembahagian tawaran biasiswa JPA kepada mereka yang layak.




Tajuk Artikel: Penjawat awam dilarang guna modem capai Internet
Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 17 Jun 2009 – Rabu
KUALA LUMPUR - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata, penjawat awam dilarang menggunakan
kemudahan modem untuk membuat capaian terus ke Internet kerana ia melanggar Garis Panduan
Mengenai Tatacara Penggunaan Internet dan Mel Elektronik di jabatan dan agensi kerajaan.

“Garis panduan itu yang dikeluarkan pada 2003, adalah sebagai panduan kepada penjawat awam
dalam penggunaan Internet, Aktiviti lain yang melanggar tatacara pengguna Internet di pejabat kerajaan
termasuk menyedia, memuat naik, memuat turun dan menyimpan gambar, lagu atau teks yang
bercorak penentangan yang boleh membawa keadaan huru-hara dan menakutkan pengguna Internet
yang lain,” kata Perdana Menteri menerusi jawapan bertulis kepada soalan Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh),
semalam.

Beliau berkata, penjawat awam juga dilarang menyalahgunakan kemudahan perbincangan awam
secara 'online' seperti 'newsgroup' dan 'bulletin board', menggunakan kemudahan ‘chatting’, tujuan
peribadi dan menjalankan aktiviti komersil dan politik.

Dalam jawapan bertulis kepada Wee Choo Keong (PKR-Wangsa Maju), Najib berkata, Bank Negara
sentiasa memantau pematuhan garis panduan kepada pengeluar kad kredit.

“Sekiranya terdapat ketidakpatuhan, tindakan kepada syarikat kad kredit akan diambil mengikut kuasa
yang termaktub dalam Akta Sistem Pembayaran 2003 - Bernama

				
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