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					Tajuk Artikel: Indonesian government not involved in protests, says Najib
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday


PUTRAJAYA: The burning of Malaysian flags by protesters in Jakarta does not reflect relations enjoyed between
the two governments, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

The Prime Minister said he believed the Indonesian government was not involved in these incidents and neither did
it initiate it. ―It is not something which was initiated by the Government. It is the act of certain groups of people who
want to see uneasiness and problems in our relations.

―President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told me that he hopes for warm and cordial relations between the two
countries. He will personally call me to talk about developments and recent happenings in Indonesia and Malaysia.

―In fact, he called to voice his intention of visiting Malaysia in October,‖ Najib told reporters after giving the prize to
the winner of the 1Malaysia song contest yesterday.

There had been several protests against Malaysia in Jakarta of late over various issues, including allegations that
the Malaysian national anthem — Negara Ku — had been copied from the Indonesian song Terang Bulan. The
most recent one occurred on Tuesday when some 30 students pelted the Malaysian Embassy with rotten eggs and
attempted to raise an Indonesian flag at the gate.

The attack was reportedly triggered by allegations that a Balinese dance had been used to promote a television
show about Malaysia, although it was revealed that no Malaysian government agency had a role in the

Meanwhile, Information, Communications, Culture and Arts Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the Government
would be organising a gathering of journalists from both countries to foster better media relations during Susilo‘s
official visit to Kuala Lumpur.

A Malaysian embassy official in Jakarta told The Star yesterday that no one was hurt in the incident but there have
been regular demonstrations at the Malaysian Embassy over the last few months which hit the peak during the
Ambalat dispute when Indonesia claimed that Malaysian warships had entered the Ambalat area in the Sulawesi
sea in early June.

―The still ongoing demonstration is heavily guarded by police but no demonstrators were stopped or arrested,‖ said
the embassy official.

In a related development, it is believed that the protest led to the mass attack on about 120 Malaysian websites by
a group of Indonesian hackers in an act of spite against Malaysia which they claimed liked to steal their country‘s

In a statement from a blog titled ―Terselubung‖, the hackers said they ―celebrated‖ Malaysia‘s Independence Day
on Monday by defacing the walls of local websites.
Tajuk Artikel: Let the A-G and the police decide over protest, says Najib
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday


PUTRAJAYA: The Government will let the police and the Attorney-General‘s Chambers decide whether the group
that protested against the construction of a Hindu temple in Shah Alam recently had violated any laws under the
Sedition Act.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the authorities would determine if there were any violations of law
when residents of Section 23 Shah Alam staged the protest.

―We will leave it to the police and the A-G to decide on this, but most Malaysians regret the act,‖ he told reporters
here yesterday.

Last Friday, about 50 people gathered at the gates of the Selangor state secretariat building here carrying a cow‘s
head and warned of further action if a temple was constructed here.

On the latest development in Perak, Najib said it was up to the police to determine and uphold public order in the

―It is the duty of the police (to maintain public order). Whatever it is, as citizens, we have to adhere and follow the
laws of this country,‖ he said when commenting on the ―convening‖ of the Perak state legislative assembly meeting
at the Heritage Hotel by Pakatan Rakyat.

On another matter, the Prime Minister said the Government would address the issue of the petrol hike soon,
adding that the Government had to subsidise more despite the slight increase.

―Our commitment to the rakyat is a subsidy of 30 sen but now it is more than that. I will address this and give the
figures soon,‖ he said.

Tajuk Artikel: Keep close watch on your children’s health, says Ismail
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

PUTRAJAYA: With the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) being held next week, parents have been
advised to keep a close watch on their children‘s health.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said parents must exercise additional precautionary measures
especially if they have asthmatic children as they are in the high-risk group for Influenza A(H1N1).

The number of fatalities remains at 72 with no new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, Dr Ismail announced,
adding that there are 264 confirmed cases from 1,238 patients being treated nationwide for influenza-like illnesses.

In JOHOR BARU, Lembaga Tabung Haji said there is enough anti-viral drugs for the 26,000 Malaysian pilgrims
performing the Haj this year.

Group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Ismee Ismail said apart from the meningitis vaccination
as required by the Saudi Arabian government, pilgrims would also get anti-viral drugs.
―We are working closely with the Health Ministry and will tell pilgrims where to get them,‖ he told reporters
yesterday after presenting Hari Raya Aidilfitri contributions to 240 recipients comprising the poor, single mothers
and orphans.

He said although pilgrims were not required to take anti-viral drugs, the board would advise them to do so to avoid
any complications during their stay in Mecca and Medina.

Ismee said the board had a team of 750 volunteer doctors, nurses and support staff to take care of Malaysian
pilgrims during the Haj season.

Tajuk Artikel: Most not affected by RON95 new price, says Ismail
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday


PUTRAJAYA: Most consumers are not affected by the five sen increase in the price of RON95 petrol as they are
essentially paying the same price for it as before.

Domestic Trade, Co-operative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that prior to the
increase on Tuesday, only 1,445 out of 3,500 petrol stations nationwide carried RON 95 petrol which cost RM1.75
per litre compared to RON97 which was sold at RM1.80 per litre.

He said most consumers would not be affected as they are paying the same price for petrol per litre, except they
are now buying RON95 instead of RON97 which has been upgraded to become a premium product and sold at
RM2.05 per litre.

The RON95 petrol, which is suitable for all types of vehicles, is available at all pumps now.
Its introduction is in line with the phasing out of the cheaper RON92 petrol which accounted for only 5% of petrol
sales in the country.

Ismail Sabri said the public was upset with the five sen increase because they were confused and did not realise
that they are still paying the same amount for their petrol.

―The Government continues to subsidise petrol and spends RM304mil a month on this. I hope irresponsible parties
would not take the opportunity to spark anger and confusion among the people over this issue as we have not
actually increased the petrol price,‖ he said.

Ismail Sabri also announced that the wholesale and retail ceiling prices for 17 food items has been fixed for Hari
Raya Aidilfitri.

He said three new items were included in the list – imported garlic, ground nuts and potatoes – together with items
like chicken, eggs, round cabbage, red chillies, tomatoes, coconuts and shallots.
The ceiling prices would be imposed for 15 days beginning Sept 13.

However, the price of goods would still vary from place to place as other factors like transportation have to be
taken into consideration.

Ismail Sabri said enforcement officers would conduct checks to ensure retailers and wholesalers abide by the
ceiling price.
Tajuk Artikel: RM100,000 spent to upgrade terminal
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

Story and photo by SALINA KHALID

COMMUTERS using the bus services at the intercity terminal in Section 17, Shah Alam now have a proper place
to wait for the buses.

Shah Alam mayor Mazalan Md Noor said the city council had spent about RM100,000 to upgrade the bus terminal

                                                                               ―We upgraded the internal road
                                                                               system at the terminal which included
                                                                               interlocking tiles at the bays for the

                                                                               ―Three new bus shelters have also
                                                                               been constructed at the terminal for
                                                                               the convenience of the passengers.

                                                                               Meant to be a temporary measure:
                                                                               The bus terminal in Section 17.

                                                                               ―They don‘t have to wait under the
                                                                               hot sun anymore as the shelters
                                                                               have ample room for them to sit while
                                                                               waiting for the bus,‖ he said.

The bus terminal provides express bus services to passengers heading to the east coast and northern parts of the
Its location near the Federal Highway is convenient for passengers in the city, especially students from the UiTM
main campus in Shah Alam as they can take the bus here instead of going all the way to Puduraya or the Klang
Bus terminal to do so.

However, when it was built several years ago, it was meant to be a temporary stop for the express buses.

There was however, a rising number of passengers using the service, especially during the festive season and
during school holidays.

―The bus terminal in Section 17 was not built properly and is not big enough to cater to the high volume of

―So it is timely to upgrade the place while waiting for a proper bus terminal in Section U1 to materialise.
―Once the integrated bus terminal in Section U1 is open, then the Sect 17 terminal will serve as a station for local
stage buses serving the city area,‖ said Mazalan.

Work on the integrated bus terminal in Section U1 is expected to begin at the end of the year and would take about
two years.

The first phase is estimated to cost about RM20mil.

Under the first phase, costing RM20mil, 45 bays (for the buses) would be provided for bus companies to operate in
the complex.
The three-storey complex would also have ticketing counters, retail and food outlets on the first floor.
The car park and drop off points will be located on the second floor.

The second phase will include a pedestrian crossing from the terminal to the Commuter Station situated across the
Federal Highway.

The site was chosen as it is located near Stadium Shah Alam and the indoor stadium. The site is also easily
accessible from the Federal Highway and the NKVE.

With the opening of the terminal, the express buses do not have to enter the city centre, thus easing traffic

Tajuk Artikel: Staff recruitment quizzed
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday


THE recent staff recuitment drive by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has drawn flak from a councillor.

Chang Kim Loong, in his closing speech presented at last month‘s full board meeting, questioned the need to hire
more council employees when the council could upgrade its equipment to maximise the efficiency of the existing

He said there were over 16,000 applicants to fill the 130 positions that would translate into cost increase via their
salary, insurance coverage for both employee and family members, housing allowance, bonus, furniture, uniform,
computer and other required items.

―The MPSJ office is already congested,‖ he said.

Chang also suggested that the council invest in automation such as photocopy machines with auto sorter, heavy
duty fax machines and computers with higher processing speed.

However, he was not given an answer at the full boardmeeting as his enquiries were shrugged off by MPSJ
president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, when contacted, said the councillors should be given an answer as
they are the policy makers of the council.

Adnan, when met at the council‘s buka puasa event, said increasing the workforce is important as the responsibility
and workload of the council increased over time.

―Other than new developments within MPSJ‘s municipality, urban proverty and youth empowerment, which were
previously not our responsibility, is so now. Thus, we need more manpower,‖ he said.

Adnan also pointed out that one-third of the current staff were on a contract basis.
Tajuk Artikel: Cash and goodies for the underprivileged
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday


THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) marked the National Day by feting the underprivileged.
Other than waving the mini Jalur Gemilang to the tune of Tanggal 31, monetary and material contributions were
presented to 480 residents from 24 Residents‘ Committee (JKP) zones under the council‘s municipality.

A total of 100 sewing machines, sponsored by Mostwell Sdn Bhd, were also distributed among the JKP, Puspanita
MPSJ and Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS), which is the ―adopted local government‖ of MPSJ.

MDHS also received one brand-new Proton Saga and two second-hand Pajero four-wheel vehicles from MPSJ.

Held at The Summit Hotel Subang USJ, the celebration was also to show appreciation for the media.
A buffet was laid out for the guests.

MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan said the Ramadan Contribution Programme was initiated by the MPSJ
Urban Poor sub-committee in aid of orphans, single mothers, the disabled and the less privileged. A total of
RM100,000 was allocated to be distributed to the needy within a year.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, in his speech, said the less privileged should be given help to come
out of the poverty zone. ―They should be made independent,‖ he said.

Also present at the event were Selangor Local Government, Research and Studies committee chairman Ronnie
Liu, Kelana MP Loh Gwo-Burne, Kinrara assemblyman Teresa Kok and Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh.

Tajuk Artikel: Council gets tough on wearing of face masks
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday


MALACCA: Keep your face mask on or lose your licence. This is the warning issued by local authorities here to
food-stall operators, particularly those at Ramadan bazaars in the city.

                                                               Malacca Historic City Council mayor Yusof Jantan
                                                               said that local-council and health-department
                                                               officers would carry out spot checks on food stalls
                                                               and bazaars to enforce the ruling.

                                                               Although the Health Ministry had advised traders to
                                                               wear face masks to prevent the spread of the
                                                               Influenza A (H1N1) virus, many operators
                                                               continued to take a lackadaisical attitude, he said at
                                                               the Ramadan bazaar in Taman Cempaka recently.

                                                           Setting the example: Yusof (left) and State
                                                           Local Government Committee chairman Datuk
                                                           Latiff Tamby Chik (right) walking past Azura 24,
who is wearing a mask while helping at her mother’s stall in Malacca’s main Ramadan bazaar recently.
Stall operators not wearing the masks would be given two warnings before being fined RM250 on the third offence
and subsequently having their licences revoked.

―We want to encourage them to wear the masks, so we will first issue warnings.

―If they continue to disregard the regulation, we will fine them and revoke their licences,‖ he said.

The council had the power to act against errant stall operators under health conditions stated upon the issuance of
their licences, he added.

Tajuk Artikel: PM: I will give facts on petrol prices, subsidies
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

By Hamidah Atan

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he will provide facts and figures to explain the pump
prices of petrol and the subsidies incurred by the government.

"We will address this later because I will have to give the facts.

"Our commitment is to continue giving a subsidy of 30 sen per litre, but now it is more than 30 sen. I will give the
figures later," he said after announcing winners of the 1Malaysia song contest at the Prime Minister's Department

He was asked about the increase in the prices of RON95 and RON97 that took effect on Tuesday.
RON95 petrol, which was introduced in May at RM1.75 per litre, is now at RM1.80 per litre, while RON97, which
was priced at RM1.80 per litre, is now RM2.05 per litre.

Announcing the new prices on Monday, Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail
Sabri Yaakob said the government had to continue subsidising petrol prices despite the hike.

On the arrest of opposition leaders in Perak yesterday, Najib said police had to maintain public order. "Whatever it
is, we all should abide by the law."

Police arrested three elected representatives from the opposition for allegedly breaching a court order that
prohibited any assembly within 30m of the Perak Darul Ridzuan building that houses the State Secretariat and
State Assembly hall.

Commenting on the pelting of rotten eggs at the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta, Najib said he believed that certain
quarters wanted to disrupt the good ties between Malaysia and Indonesia.

"This incident does not reflect the stance or views of Indonesian leaders. The Indonesian president told me that he
looked forward to close ties between the two countries.

"He always calls to inform me on developments involving our countries. This (incident) is not what the Indonesian
leaders want but is probably created by certain quarters who want to create a division between us."

Indonesia and Malaysia are involved in a disagreement over the Pendet dance.

The dance, performed by women in Balinese costume, appeared in an advertisement promoting Malaysia. Some
Indonesians had reacted strongly to this.
Tajuk Artikel: 'Many ignoring face mask advice'
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

By Annie Freeda Cruez

KUALA LUMPUR: Many Malaysians with flu-like symptoms are ignoring the Health Ministry's advice to wear a face
mask in public.

Health officials all over the country have fanned out to check on compliance and, said Health director-general Tan
Sri Dr Ismail Merican, many people with flu-like symptoms were seen in shopping complexes, roadside stalls and
other public places without face masks or using a tissue to cover the mouth when coughing and sneezing.

"Every day, we repeat that influenza A spreads mainly through coughing or sneezing. "Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw it in the trash bin after use," he said. "Wash your hands often
with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze, or use hand sanitisers."

Dr Ismail's advice to anyone with flu-like symptoms is to stay home, take their medication and keep away from
others as much as possible. He said people should avoid crowds and practise social distancing.

Parents must take precautions when taking their babies and children out, and they must monitor students in view
of the upcoming Penilaian Menengah Rendah examinations.

"If you have a severe illness or any of the warning signs such as breathing difficulties, pain or pressure in the chest
or abdomen, sudden dizziness, disorientation and vomiting, go to the nearest hospital." He said those with chronic
and underlying diseases must take anti-viral drugs to avoid complications.

Some 150,000 Malaysians are said to be infected with H1N1, with almost 90 per cent recovering with or without
medication. More than 7,000 people had to be hospitalised because of existing health conditions and
complications. The death toll stands at 75.

Yesterday, another 87 patients were admitted to hospital with influenza-like-illnesses and 160 were discharged.
There are 1,238 people with influenza-like-illnesses in 106 public and private hospitals nationwide. Of these, 264
have been diagnosed with H1N1.

Dr Ismail said 39 were in intensive care because they were in the high-risk categories.

Tajuk Artikel: 5 held over firecrackers
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

MARANG: Five men were arrested in four locations here within six hours for possession of various types of
firecrackers and fireworks worth about RM20,000.

A team from the Marang police station and the Kuala Terengganu police headquarters raided the first house in
Kampung Padang Air Deras, Bukit Payong at 10pm on Tuesday and detained a 22-year-old trader.

They also seized firecrackers worth about RM500 from. A 50-year-old trader was arrested at his house in Pekan
Bukit Payong 30 minutes later and RM2,500 worth of firecrackers were seized from him.

At 11pm, the team raided another house in Kampung Durian Guling before another trader was detained and
fireworks and firecrackers worth RM8,000 were seized
Tajuk Artikel: Penans ask for houses, schools
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

By Sulok Tawie

KUCHING: Penans in the remote areas of Baram want the government to help them build schools, kindergartens
and houses. And they want to be issued identity cards.

They made this known at a meeting five days ago with the state government led by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri
Alfred Jabu at Lesung Laku.

Telang Usan State Assemblyman Lihan Jok yesterday described the meeting as "fruitful".

"They also wanted land for their economic activities, and rights over the land and forests they claim as theirs."

He said Penans had set up the blockades against timber and plantation companies to press their demands

"We have asked them to dismantle the blockades at Long Bangan, Long Belok and Long Nen and they have

Jabu, the chairman of the state Cabinet Committee on Penan Affairs, said Penan leaders accepted the
government's advice on the importance of leading a settled life.

About three per cent of the Penan remain totally nomadic, and "we told them if they continue this way of life, they
will remain backward".

Jabu said the government had provided schools and development projects to those Penans who lead a settled life.

"They also plant padi and other crops."

Borneo Research Institute of Malaysia (Brimas) director Raymond Abin, meanwhile, said the Penans would not
dismantle the blockades unless their demands were met.

These include stopping logging companies from felling the forests and plantation companies from encroaching on
land over which they claim customary rights.

"I was given to understand that the government representatives were not willing to commit themselves on these

"And unless the government meets these demands, the blockades will continue."

Brimas is a non-governmental organisation that works closely with the Penans in Baram. Penan leaders also want
schools and houses because many are living in sheds and a large number of the children do not attend school.

"They want the schools to be built near their settlements or in areas where many Penans live," said Abin.
Tajuk Artikel: 3 more items under festive price control
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

By Regina Lee

PUTRAJAYA: Three items have been added to the price control scheme for the Hari Raya festive season from
Sept 13 to 27.

Imported potatoes (from Indonesia and China), imported groundnuts and garlic from China are among the 18 items
with fixed ceiling prices during the period.

Among the other items are chicken, local beef, imported buffalo meat, chicken eggs, imported round cabbage,
mackerel, whole coconuts (wholesale price) and desiccated coconut (retail price).

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the price of garlic
had gone up this year because of the rising cost of imports from China.

He also gave an assurance that there would be enough chickens. He said traders who wanted to sell the controlled
items must get a special licence, which was free, from his ministry's offices

Mobile offices will also be set up at major wet markets. Some 7,862 licences have been issued so far this season.
"Traders must adhere to the rules of the licence such as using pink-coloured price signboards, displaying their
licence and not selling their goods above the ceiling prices."

He urged the public to email, send SMS text message to 32255 or call 1-800-886-800
to report any abuse by traders.

Tajuk Artikel: PM: Let police and A-G decide if cow-head protest seditious
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

by Charles Ramendran, Hemananthani Sivanandam and Husna Yusop

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 2, 2009): THE prime minister said the public should leave it to the
police and Attorney-General to decide if demonstrators who displayed a cow‘s head
while protesting against the relocation of a Hindu temple in Shah Alam had violated
the Sedition Act.

―However, for most Malaysians, it was a very regretful incident. The police and A-G
will decide whether the action of the protesters is an offence under the Sedition Act,‖
Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today after announcing the winner of the 1Malaysia
songwriting contest.

Police have completed their investigation into last Friday‘s protest by a group of 50
residents of Section 23, Shah Alam.

District police chief ACP Noor Azam Jamaluddin told theSun yesterday the investigation papers of the case,
classified under sedition and illegal assembly, have been submitted to the A-G.

Police received more than 50 reports on the protest in front of the State Secretariat building after Friday prayers
and recorded the statements of 56 people, including the protesters.
Confirming this, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said police had identified those responsible. He
said the police took 60 statements in three days to single out who were involved in the protest.

Contacted at about 10.30pm, Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the AG had directed the
investigating officer of the case to gather more information and also record further statements from several of

"We will comply with the AG's instructions and resubmit the investigation papers on a later date." he told theSun.

The protest has been condemned by political leaders from both the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat.
                         Today, at about 3.30pm in the Shah Alam district police headquarters, Selangor
                         executive councillor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar, Klang MP Charles Santiago and Shah Alam
                         MP Khalid Samad met with Noor Azam for about 30 minutes to get an update on the

                            ―The OCPD told us that the case is being probed for sedition and illegal assembly and
                            has been completed. He also told us that action would be taken against those who
                            attempted to exploit and sensationalise the incident,‖ Jeyakumar said.

                            Khalid said the police should have arrested the protesters instead of turning a blind eye
                            on seeing their despicable action. He also said that he had spoken to the residents who
                            had no objections to the construction of the temple in their area and that they had been
                            threatened by the protesters.

He also refuted claims that there are more than 8,000 Hindu temples and shrines in Shah Alam. The actual
number is only 14, he said. ―There are six registered temples and eight which are unregistered.
As for mosques and surau, there are 70 in the Shah Alam. This is a fair ratio considering the number of Muslims
and Hindus in the township,‖ Khalid said.

In Putrajaya, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the Section 23 residents would meet Malaysia
Hindu Sangam Council officials again to resolve the protest.

He said the two parties met yesterday and would meet again tonight to resolve the relocation of the temple

―The residents have taken a proactive approach of meeting the council and maybe they will come up with a joint
statement together,‖ said Hishammuddin after a closed-door meeting with the residents in his office.

Among those in the meeting is Section 23 Action Committee chairman Ahmad Mahyuddin Abdul Manaf, who
opposed the construction of the temple, and Section 23 Residents Committee chairman Zainuddin Md Yusoff.

Hishammuddin said those present at the meeting said they had no intention at all to use the ―cow head‖ or ―incite
racial sentiments‖.

However, he said the protesters would have to face the consequences and could not escape from any action.

―They are not going to get off scot free, they just felt victimised because they felt there is another valid explanation
but they have no intention on their part to cause racial divide,‖ he said, adding they only wanted ―their voices to be
Hishammuddin said the ―cowhead incident‖ was not the first as other similar incidents
had taken place before, citing the example in Malacca where a pig‘s head was wrapped
in an Umno flag and placed in front of the office building.

He also warned people not to stir up racial sentiments and contradict the 1Malaysia

Although the protest reportedly did not have a permit, Hishammuddin said the protest
was not big and the organiser was respectful of the Sultan of Selangor.

―If they wanted to have a bigger protest, they could have. They just wanted to voice
their unhappiness and the unwillingness of the state government to consider their
request,‖ he said.

Tajuk Artikel: Mask up in crowded places, says DG
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

by Karen Arukesamy

PETALING JAYA (Sept 2, 2009) : Although there have been 72 deaths from influenza A (H1N1) to date,
Malaysians are still not paying heed to the Health Ministry‘s advice to wear masks in crowded public places.

―Based on health officials observation, many people are still going to crowded places like shopping complexes,
stalls and outlets and commercial buildings without face masks,‖ Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail
Merican said in a statement today.

―Even though they do not show symptoms of Influenza A (H1N1), there is still potential for infection from those with
symptoms. Worse still when people bring small children (to crowded places),‖ he said.

He said people should keep away from crowded places, including social gatherings and functions, as much as

Urging everyone, yet again to strictly adhere to the Health Ministry‘s advice, Mohd Ismail reminded parents and
guardians to monitor their children‘s health, especially those sitting for the UPSR examination next week.

―Please be extra careful especially for children with high risk factors such as asthma, and take the recommended
measures to prevent them from being infected by the virus,‖ he said.

The Health Ministry reiterated its advice to all those with Influenza-like-Illness (ILI) symptoms, including those
under home-quarantine, to practice social distancing by maintaining at least one metre of gap when dealing with
other people.

Mohd Ismail said as of 9am today, 87 new patients with ILI have been admitted to hospitals for treatment, while
160 patients have been discharged.

―This brings the total number of ILI patients being treated in 106 hospitals nationwide to 1,238. Of the total, 264
have been confirmed positive of the virus,‖ he said.

From those confirmed positive of H1N1, 39 patients are under the Intensive Care Unit with 29 (74%) of them are
from the high risk group.
Tajuk Artikel: Indonesian maids to get one day off a week
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 2, 2009) : Indonesians maids in Malaysia will be given one day off a week and be allowed
to keep their passports during their stay in the country.

The Home Ministry, in a statement today, stated that the rest day requirement would be enforced after
amendments were made to the Employment Act 1955.

These terms were agreed upon by Malaysia and Indonesia at the third meeting of the Working Committee on the
Recruitment and Placement of Indonesian Maids on Aug 20, it added

The Malaysian delegation was led by the Home Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Mahmood Adam.

The meeting also agreed that the temporary work permits of Indonesian maids who ran away from their employers
would be revoked immediately and the maids would not be allowed to enter Malaysia again to work.

It said the meeting also agreed on the salary range for Indonesian maids in Malaysia where the starting salary will
be determined by market forces .

The committee will hold its fourth meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, this Saturday, where among the issues to be
discussed will be on the fee structure for employment of maids.

This is important because it is a burden for Malaysian employers who have to cope with the high cost imposed by
maid agencies, it added.

The issue on the fee structure has not been solved since the second meeting in 2007 following Indonesia's failure
to submit a new fee structure to be considered by Malaysia. – BERNAMA

Tajuk Artikel: Najib: Petrol price adjustment due to increase in subsidy
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 2, 2009) : The price of petrol at the pump had to be adjusted slightly because of an increase in
subsidy, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today.

He said the government was committed to a 30 sen subsidy for every litre of petrol sold to the rakyat (people).

"Our promise to the rakyat is a subsidy of 30 sen but the subsidy is currently more than 30 sen. So there has to be
a slight adjustment, a minor adjustment," he told reporters after announcing the winner of the 1Malaysia song
competition at Bangunan Putra Perdana, here.

He was asked to comment on the increase in the pump price for RON95 from RM1.75 to RM1.80 per litre while
RON 97 is now sold at RM2.05 from RM1.80 previously, both effective since yesterday.

As he was answering the question during the press conference, Najib said he would provide a detailed explanation
later. – BERNAMA
Tajuk Artikel: Najib: Respect the law
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

                   Najib with the winners of 1Malaysia songwriting competition from right
                    Nur Fatima Abd Wahab, Audi Mok and Faizal Tahir. Also present was
                          Information Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim at the far left.

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 2, 2009) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on all quarters to respect the
law to ensure that public order is maintained at all times.

The prime minister made the reminder in the wake of attempts by opposition parties in Perak to "convene" a state
legislative assembly sitting today.

"Police have the power to ensure that public order is maintained," Najib told reporters after announcing the winner
of 1Malaysia songwriting competition at the Perdana Putra Building, here.

He was asked to comment on the latest development in Perak where three opposition assemblymen were arrested
for allegedly breaching a court order that prohibited any assembly within 30 metres of the Perak Darul Ridzuan in
Ipoh where the Perak state legislative assembly is housed.

To another question, Najib said he deeply regretted the demonstration in Shah Alam on Friday.

The demonstration, which was to protest against the relocation of a temple in Section 23, also saw several people
brandishing a cow head outside the Selangor secretariat building.

The prime minister said he would leave it to the authorities and the Attorney-General's Chambers to determine the
types of action against those involved.

Asked on the burning of the Jalur Gemilang by demonstrators during a protest in Indonesia, Najib said he hoped
that the incident would not affect the cordial relations between both countries.

Saying that he was sure it was not what the Indonesian government wanted, Najib said, he and Indonesian
president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had close relations and were in constant contact to discuss issues of mutual
interest. -- BERNAMA
Tajuk Artikel: Series of dialogues to set record straight over temple relocation:
Selangor MB
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

Maria J.Dass

SHAH ALAM (Sept 2, 2009) : The Selangor government is lining up a series of dialogues with stakeholders to set
the record straight over the contentious relocation of a century-old temple from Section 19 Shah Alam to an
industrial lot in Section 23 here.

Claiming that there were some parties who do not want to see the issue resolved,
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the dialogue was necessary to
settle the matter amicably and explain to the people the reasons for the relocation.

Speaking at a press conference after the state executive council meeting today, he said
talks and efforts to relocate the temple have been going on for the last 26 years and
those who say that there has been no consultation with the parties involved are not in
tune with the facts.

"That is why we have lined up dialogues to tell people what actually happened and
listen to the views of all relevant parties," he explained.

Two or more dialogue sessions have been lined up to tell people how the state had
come to the decision to move the temple to Section 23 after numerous plans to move it to other areas were
shelved for various reasons.

The first dialogue is scheduled to be held on Saturday and will be open only to Section 23 residents.
Following this, another one will be held to brief and hear the views of all stakeholders around Shah Alam including
community leaders, assemblymen, parliamentarians, local councillors, non-governmental organisations and media

A third dialogue is also being planned for leaders from both the Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional. In addition
pamphlets will be distributed to the general public to explain the exact situation.

Earlier state executive councillor for Welfare, Women‘s Affairs and Science, Technology and Innovation Rodziah
Ismail said letters have been sent to Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Tanjung Karang
parliamentarian Datuk Noh Omar and Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) president Datuk Ibrahim Ali
to inform them of what had happened in the past and what is being done to resolve the issue.

The dialogue according to Rodziah, who is also Batu Tiga assemblywoman, is an extra effort by the state
government towards resolving the problems because there is no requirement by law to do so.

The Selangor Planning Guideline and Standards Manual produced by the previous state administration in 2007
states that a buffer zone of at least 50m should separate a non-Muslim place of worship from the dwelling of a
Muslim community.

The Town and Country Planning Act 1976 also states that in an area where there is no local plan, the local
authority (Shah Alam City Council in this case) is required on receipt of application for planning approval to notify
owners of neighbouring lands not separated by a road or drain exceeding 20m of their right to object or comment.

Where there is a local plan, there is no legal duty to inform the owners unless the development is potentially
inconsistent with the local plan. The land on which the proposed temple is to be built in this case is situated on
industrial land which is bordered by a monsoon drain and road. The nearest house is situated about 300m away
from the temple.
Tajuk Artikel: MB: Action against Muslims only in extreme cases
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online September 03, 2009 – Thursday

by Maria J. Dass

SHAH ALAM (Sept 2, 2009) : Action against Muslims under the relevant syariah enactments will be taken only in
extreme cases involving the consumption, sale or serving of alcohol, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid
Ibrahim said.

He was replying to questions on the sale of beer in Shah Alam from state executive
councillor in charge of religious affairs Datuk Dr Hassan Mohamed Ali at a state
executive council meeting today.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Klalid described the beer issue as a
community problem that needed to be worked out.

―When the time comes we will meet with the sultan and parties concerned to discuss
issues pertaining to upholding religious values in Islam,‖ he said.

On another matter, state executive councillor for housing, building and squatter
management Iskandar Abdul Samad said following complaints that the increase in
rentals for public housing projects was too high, a mechanism has been worked out
                                                                                       Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
to reduce the rate especially for households below the RM1,500 household income
level and those with large families.

―The decision to increase the monthly rental rate from RM124 to RM250 was made by the previous Barisan
Nasional-led state administration in June 2007, ‖ Iskandar said.

In consideration of tenants who were having problems forking out the extra cash, the state has decided to lower
the rate for families with a household income of less than RM1,500.

Based on the number of family members, those who fall in this group are entitled to further reductions.

Others entitled to reductions include families with four to seven children with a household income of RM2,100, a
family of eight to 10 children with an income of less than RM2,550 and those with 11-15 children with an income of
less than RM3,300
Tajuk Artikel: Utara: ‘Tak serik-serik’

Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

Oleh Rudy Syareme Sheriffudin

                       PENGUAT KUASA JHEAIPP memeriksa dokumen pengenalan
                          diri pasangan kekasih di Pantai Seagate, baru-baru ini.

Pasangan remaja masih buat maksiat di tepi pantai

GEORGETOWN: Walaupun Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Pulau Pinang (JHEAIPP) meningkatkan operasi
pencegahan maksiat pada bulan Ramadan ini, pasangan kekasih terutama remaja tidak pernah serik melakukan
aksi panas di beberapa tempat rekreasi di tepi pantai di negeri ini.

Mereka bukan saja tidak mempunyai rasa bersalah dan malu, malah langsung tidak menghormati bulan yang
mulia ini.

Tanpa segan silu mereka terus berpelukan, kepala dilentukkan di bahu, pinggang dipeluk erat, tangan digenggam
sambil ada kalanya bibir bertaut di lokasi digelar ‗pantai asmara‘ itu.

Pasangan berkenaan tidak memilih tempat untuk beraksi yang selalunya pada waktu malam hingga awal pagi di
dalam kereta, atas motosikal, di celah-celah batu, pokok dan tembok batu.

Sekurang-kurangnya tujuh lokasi ‗pantai asmara‘ di Pulau Mutiara yang menjadi lokasi pasangan kekasih untuk
mencari ‗port‘ untuk bermadu kasih bagi menghilangkan rindu masing-masing.
                          PENGUAT KUASA JHEAIP memeriksa kenderaan milik
                                 pasangan kekasih di Pantai Bersih.

Pantai asmara yang dikenal pasti ialah Kawasan Rehat dan Rawat (R&R) Bagan Ajam, Pantai Bersih, Pantai
Robina di Seberang Prai, manakala empat lagi di bahagian pulau iaitu Pantai Seagate, Pantai Queensbay, Padang
Kota Lama dan Persiaran Gurney.

Berdasarkan tangkapan yang dilakukan oleh JHEAIPP, pasangan yang dicekup bukan saja pekerja kilang tetapi
termasuk pelajar dan kakitangan kerajaan.

Sepanjang tujuh bulan ini, 509 orang sudah ditahan oleh JHEAIPP kerana berkelakuan tidak sopan di kawasan
berkenaan termasuk 21 warga asing. Tangkapan itu menunjukkan peningkatan mendadak berbanding dengan 331
orang dengan 28 warga asing sepanjang tahun lalu.

Jumlah itu tidak termasuk tangkapan terbaru JHEAIPP dalam ‗Ops Manja Merdeka‘ awal pagi kelmarin.

Dalam operasi itu, seorang bapa kepada tiga anak bersama pasangannya yang dipercayai janda, adalah antara 24
orang yang dicekup kerana melakukan perbuatan maksiat dan berkelakuan tidak senonoh di tempat awam.

Peningkatan bilangan pesalah yang ditahan dalam operasi jabatan berkenaan menunjukkan pantai asmara
semakin digemari oleh pasangan untuk bermadu kasih.

Mengulas perkara itu, Ketua Penolong Pengarah Penguat Kuasa JHEAIPP, Jaafar Ismail, berkata pihaknya
sentiasa melakukan operasi bagi mencegah perbuatan dan kelakuan yang tidak bermoral di kawasan berkenaan.

"Pada bulan puasa ini, kami akan teruskan operasi pencegahan maksiat dari semasa ke semasa," katanya.

Beliau mengakui kadang kala pegawainya terpaksa berhadapan dengan keadaan sukar apabila pasangan yang
melakukan kesalahan bertindak agresif berkata sesuatu kurang enak didengar, ditampar dan kenderaan jabatan

Pasangan yang ditahan atas kesalahan berkelakuan kurang sopan di tempat awam didakwa mengikut Seksyen 29
Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah Negeri Pulau Pinang 1996, yang membawa denda tidak melebihi RM1,000
atau enam bulan penjara atau kedua-duanya sekali.
Tajuk Artikel: SPRM siasat projek tidak wujud

Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

PUTRAJAYA: Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) semalam, memanggil dua kontraktor
berhubung siasatan kes tuntutan projek yang tidak wujud di Selangor. Kedua-dua kontraktor lelaki itu, tiba di ibu
pejabat SPRM di sini bersama peguam mereka kira-kira jam 11.30 pagi.

Difahamkan, kedua-dua mereka disoal siasat SPRM mengenai kaitan mereka dengan tiga projek masing-masing
di Sungai Pelek, Seri Kembangan dan Kuala Kubu Bahru. Seorang daripada mereka yang dipercayai
menyediakan invois dan kenyataan berhubung projek berkenaan diminta menjelaskan mengenai dokumen yang
ditemui pegawai SPRM ketika menjalankan siasatan.

Sumber SPRM berkata, kedua-dua kontraktor itu diambil keterangan mereka bagi membantu siasatan terhadap
penyalahgunaan dana kerajaan Selangor.

Laporan sebelum ini menyebut, SPRM menerusi Pegawai Penyiasat SPRM Selangor, Mohd Anuar Ismail,
mendedahkan mengenai kegiatan empat firma Bumiputera meminjamkan kepala surat syarikat mereka kepada
individu tertentu untuk menjalankan projek yang tidak wujud.

Tajuk Artikel: Melaka & Negeri Sembilan: Tiada tempat selesa layari internet

Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

Oleh Shukor Kasim

ALOR GAJAH: Usaha Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah (MPAG) menyediakan perkhidmatan jalur lebar secara
percuma di bandar ini sejak 1 Julai lalu, mendapat pujian pelbagai pihak, terutama penuntut pusat pengajian tinggi
dan pelajar sekolah.

Menerusi kemudahan itu, mereka mengakui dapat memanfaatkannya untuk menyiapkan tugasan tanpa mengira
masa dan secara percuma. Bagaimanapun, mereka mendakwa sukar mencari tempat sesuai untuk menggunakan
kemudahan berkenaan dalam keadaan selesa sekali gus mengganggu proses melayari internet.

Antara lokasi paling menjadi tumpuan adalah Dataran Keris. Di kawasan ini biarpun menyediakan banyak tempat
duduk, ia tidak dapat dimanfaatkan sepenuhnya oleh orang ramai. Disebabkan kemudahan yang tidak
berbumbung itu, pengguna memilih untuk mengunjungi tempat itu pada sebelah petang atau malam.

Selain itu, tiada kemudahan untuk mendapat bekalan elektrik juga mencacatkan kemudahan berkenaan.

Seorang penuntut Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka (Kuim), Fida Ezzani Ismail, 18, ketika ditemui berkata MPAG
sepatutnya menyediakan kemudahan kiosk atau wakaf untuk keselesaan orang ramai melayari internet di samping

Beliau yang mengambil bidang kaunseling berkata, tanpa kemudahan itu, orang ramai tidak dapat melayari
internet dengan selesa terutama ketika cuaca panas atau hujan.

"Jika kiosk atau wakaf berbumbung dibina di sini, ia amat baik kerana pengguna boleh menyiapkan tugasan
dengan selesa dan tanpa tergesa-gesa," katanya.
Penuntut Universiti Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur (KLUM), Nursyazwani Mohd Yazid, 18, pula berkata kemudahan
sumber bekalan elektrik perlu disediakan kerana jangka hayat bateri pada komputer riba yang digunakan lazimnya
tidak lama.

"Keadaan ini menyebabkan pelayar internet tidak berminat berada di sini kerana lebih baik berkunjung ke kafe
siber. Apabila ini berlaku, ia sebenarnya merugikan kerajaan yang menyediakan kemudahan ini," katanya.

Seorang pelajar sekolah yang hanya mahu dikenali sebagai Man berkata, tidak semua pelayar internet berminat
menjadikan gerai makanan dan minuman seperti di Medan Pasar Menggong berhampiran untuk menggunakan
kemudahan jalur lebar. "Jika singgah di gerai, saya perlu mengeluarkan modal membeli makanan atau minuman
sebelum membuka komputer riba, di samping khuatir pemilik gerai tarik muka kerana duduk lama di premis
mereka," katanya.

Tajuk Artikel : Malaysia suarakan rasa sedih dengan kejadian gempa bumi di
Sumber / Tarikh : Bernama Online 03 September 2009 – Khamis

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Sept (Bernama) -- Malaysia menyuarakan rasa sedih dan dukacita dengan kejadian bencana
gempa bumi kuat di Indonesia , Rabu yang mengorbankan banyak nyawa di samping mengakibatkan kemusnahan
harta benda, menurut Wisma Putra dalam satu kenyataan pada Khamis.

Menurutnya tiada rakyat Malaysia yang dilaporkan maut dalam kejadian itu, namun Kedutaan Malaysia di Jakarta
akan terus memantau keadaan di kawasan yang dilanda gempa bumi pada kekuatan 7.3 di Jawa Barat itu. Wisma
Putra dan Kedutaan Malaysia di Jakarta sudah menubuhkan bilik operasi bagi memudahkan orang ramai
membuat sebarang pertanyaan yang berkaitan dengan bencana itu.

Bilik operasi di Wisma Putra boleh dihubungi dengan menelefon 03-88892746 atau 88874570 manakala Kedutaan
Malaysia boleh dihubungi menerusi talian 62-21-5224947/62-21-5224971 (sambungan terus).-- BERNAMA

Tajuk Artikel : Filem animasi 3D pertama Malaysia siap ikut jadual

Sumber / Tarikh : Bernama Online 03 September 2009 - Khamis

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Sept (Bernama) -- Filem animasi 3D pertama Malaysia, "Geng: The Adventure Begins",
diterbitkan dan diserahkan mengikut jadual serta kos yang ditetapkan, kata Autodesk Inc pada Khamis. Autodesk
ialah pengeluar dan pembangun perisian reka bentuk 2D dan 3D, dalam pasaran media dan hiburan.

Filem itu ditayangkan pada Februari tahun ini dan merekodkan jualan tiket kedua tertinggi bagi industri filem
tempatan. Ia dihasilkan oleh syarikat penerbitan tempatan, Les' Copaque Productions Sdn Bhd menggunakan
perisian media dan hiburan 3D Autodesk, Autodesk Maya. "Les' Capaque berjaya mempercepatkan pembikinan
filem itu enam bulan lebih awal daripada jadual, dengan jumlah perbelanjaan RM4 juta," kata Autodesk Inc.

Penggunaan Autodesk Maya, salah satu daripada perkakasan perisian terbaik, filem animasi itu diberikan
sentuhan kualiti animasi yang mengagumkan, yang membolehkan Les' Copaque menembusi pasaran global.

Hasil daripada kejayaan itu, syarikat penerbitan tempatan berkenaan sudah memperoleh siri TV berulang daripada
TV9 dan Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). "Syarikat itu meneroka pasaran India dan Indonesia, dengan
penayangan kini dalam proses," kata Autodesk Inc. -- BERNAMA
Tajuk Artikel : 27 kawasan catat IPU baik, 23 sederhana

Sumber / Tarikh : Bernama Online 03 September 2009 - Khamis

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Sept (Bernama) -- Sebanyak 27 kawasan atau 54 peratus daripada kawasan yang dipantau di
seluruh negara merekodkan kualiti udara baik pada pagi Khamis, manakala 23 kawasan berstatus sederhana.

Menurut Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) sehingga pukul 11 pagi Khamis, 23 kawasan atau 46 peratus yang
mencatatkan bacaan Indeks Pencemaran Udara (IPU) sederhana ialah tiga kawasan di Johor iaitu Kota Tinggi
(62), Larkin Lama (54) dan Muar (58) serta dua kawasan di Melaka iaitu Bukit Rambai (60) dan Bandaraya Melaka

Tiga kawasan adalah di Negeri Sembilan iaitu Nilai (54), Port Dickson (52) dan Seremban (53) dan di Perak,
kawasan Tanjung Malim (68) serta enam kawasan di Sarawak iaitu Bintulu (62), Kapit (56),Kuching (58),
Samarahan (71), Sarikei (59), Sibu (61), Sri Aman (68).

Lima kawasan di Selangor yang turut mencatatkan bacaan kualiti udara sederhana ialah Country Heights, Kajang
(56), Kuala Selangor (51), Pelabuhan Klang (77), Petaling Jaya (52) dan Shah Alam (61), manakala di Wilayah
Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, dua kawasan mencatatkan IPU sederhana ialah Batu Muda (72) dan Cheras (53).

Jerantut, Pahang mencatatkan bacaan IPU 24; Sandakan, Sabah dan Langkawi di Kedah masing-masing dengan
bacaan IPU 25; Universiti Sains Malaysia di Pulau Pinang (26); Paka di Terengganu (27) dan Kangar di Perlis (29)
adalah antara kawasan yang tahap udaranya baik.

Tiada kawasan dikesan merekodkan IPU tidak sihat.—BERNAMA

Tajuk Artikel : Yang Di-Pertuan Agong sambut ketibaan kapal selam pertama
negara di Pulau Indah

Sumber / Tarikh : Bernama Online 03 September 2009 – Khamis

PELABUHAN KLANG, 3 Sept (Bernama) -- Sejarah tercipta buat negara dengan ketibaan kapal selam pertama
Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, di pangkalan KD Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, di Pulau Indah
di sini pada Khamis.

Ketibaannya disambut oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin yang disertai Sultan Selangor
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah selaku Kapten Yang Dipertua TLDM, Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah,
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dan Menteri
Pertahanan Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Turut hadir ialah Panglima Angkatan Tentera Malaysia Jen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin, Panglima TLDM Laksamana Tan
Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar dan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan dan juga anggota keluarga anak kapal KD

KD TAR, yang dikendali oleh 32 orang pegawai dan anggota diketuai Pegawai Memerintah Komander Zulhelmey
Ithnain merapat ke jeti pada 9.20 pagi, dengan anak kapalnya melambai-lambai ke arah orang ramai.

Tuanku Mizan dan Sultan Selangor serta Tengku Amir Shah bersama Najib, Muhyiddin, Ahmad Zahid, Panglima
ATM, Panglima TLDM dan Ketua Polis Negara kemudiannya diiring masuk melawat ke dalam kapal selam
pertama negara itu.
Sempena ketibaan KD TAR, Yang di-Pertuan Agong berkenan untuk melancarkan setem kenangan dan sampul
surat hari pertama yang dikeluarkan oleh Pos Malaysia dengan kerjasama TLDM bagi mengiktiraf aset pertahanan
negara itu.

KD TAR mula belayar dari tempat ianya dibina di Toulon, Perancis, pada 11 Julai dan mengambil masa 54 hari
untuk tiba di Pelabuhan Klang dengan melakukan persinggahan di Jeddah, Djibouti dan Cochin di India.

Semasa dalam pelayaran pulang kapal selam itu telah melakukan penyelaman selama 32 hari, belayar di
permukaan selama 10 hari dan selebihnya singgah di pelabuhan.

KD TAR adalah antara dua kapal selam baru jenis Scorpene yang ditempah oleh kerajaan pada 2002 dengan kos
pembelian berjumlah RM3.4 bilion. Ia dibina secara bersama oleh DCNS dari Perancis dan Navantia, syarikat
pembuat kapal selam dari Sepanyol.

Sebuah lagi, yang dinamakan KD Tun Razak, akan ditauliahkan pada Oktober ini dan dijangka tiba di Malaysia
pada Mac tahun depan.—BERNAMA

Tajuk Artikel : Selangor kurangkan sewa PPR

Sumber / Tarikh : Bernama Online 03 September 2009 – Khamis

SHAH ALAM, 2 Sept (Bernama) -- Kerajaan Selangor pada Rabu mengumumkan kadar sewa projek perumahan
rakyat (PPR) diturunkan dari RM250 sebulan kepada RM124 kepada mereka yang berpendapatan kurang
RM1,500 tanpa mengira bilangan anggota keluarga.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Perumahan, Pengurusan Bangunan dan Setinggan Iskandar Abdul Samad
berkata sebelum ini pengurangan kadar sewa itu hanya untuk mereka yang berpendapatan kurang RM1,500 dan
mempunyai lima orang anggota keluarga.

"Setelah perbincangan diadakan dalam mesyuarat, kita bersetuju kurangkan kadar sewa itu tanpa mengira isi
keluarga seperti yang diumumkan pada November tahun lepas," katanya dalam kenyataan di sini Rabu.

Selain itu, beliau berkata kerajaan negeri juga bersedia mempertimbangkan rayuan mereka yang berpendapatan
lebih RM1,500 untuk kadar sewa RM124 sebulan, mengikut tiga kategori.

Beliau berkata mereka yang layak ialah mempunyai empat hingga tujuh anak dan berpendapatan bulanan kurang
dari RM2,100, mempunyai lapan hingga 10 orang anak (pendapatan bulanan kurang RM2,550) dan mempunyai
11 hingga 15 orang anak (pendapatan bulanan kurang RM3,300).

"Permohonan untuk menurunkan kadar sewa itu boleh diproses di peringkat pihak berkuasa tempatan," katanya.
Tajuk Artikel : Penjelasan terperinci
Sumber / Tarikh : Harian Metro Online 03 September 2009 - Khamis

Oleh Kamarulzaman Pid

PUTRAJAYA: Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, akan memberi penjelasan terperinci berhubung
keputusan kerajaan menaikkan harga minyak berkuat kuasa Selasa lalu.

Perdana Menteri berkata, komitmen kerajaan ini ialah memberikan subsidi sebanyak 30 sen seliter tetapi ketika ini
kerajaan menanggung subsidi lebih daripada amaun berkenaan.

―Janji kerajaan ialah 30 sen subsidi tetapi ketika ini, ia lebih daripada 30 sen. Saya akan memberikan angka yang
tepat selepas ini,‖ katanya pada sidang media selepas mengumumkan pemenang pertandingan Lagu 1Malaysia
Kita di Bangunan Putra Perdana, semalam.

Pertandingan itu dimenangi lagu ‗Malaysia Satu‘ yang dicipta Audi Mok, dan lirik ditulis Nur Fatimah serta
dinyanyikan Faizal Tahir, menewaskan sembilan lagu lian yang terpilih ke pertandingan akhir.

Hadir sama Menteri Penerangan, Komunikasi, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim; Menteri di
Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon; Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat,
Senator Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil dan Pengerusi Eksekutif Media Prima, Datuk Johan Jaaffar.

Pada Isnin lalu, kerajaan mengumumkan kenaikan harga minyak iaitu petrol jenis RON95 dijual pada harga
RM1.80 seliter dan RON97 pada RM2.05 seliter, iaitu peningkatan sebanyak lima sen seliter dan 20 sen seliter.

Mengenai kekecohan yang berlaku di Perak berhubung tindakan kumpulan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun)
Pakatan Rakyat cuba mengadakan persidangan DUN Perak di Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan, semalam,
Perdana Menteri berkata, polis mempunyai kuasa untuk mengambil tindakan bagi memastikan ketenteraan awam
dikawal sepenuhnya.

―Polis ada kuasa untuk menentukan ketenteraman awam (terjamin) dan apa pun kita kena patuh kepada undang-
undang negara,‖ katanya.

Dalam kekecohan itu, tiga Adun iaitu dua daripada DAP dan seorang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), ditahan polis
kira-kira 10 pagi selepas mereka cuba melepasi sekatan polis untuk menuju ke bangunan berkenaan bagi
mengadakan persidangan.

Kumpulan berkenaan yang diketuai bekas Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin dan bekas
Speaker V Sivakumar, kemudian mengadakan persidangan di hotel di Ipoh.

Ditanya mengenai demonstrasi bantahan terhadap pemindahan kuil di Seksyen 23 Shah Alam, baru-baru ini, Najib
berkata, polis dan Peguam Negara akan menentukan bentuk tindakan terhadap pihak terbabit.

―Mereka akan tentukan apa yang dibuat adalah salah daripada segi undang-undang hasutan...itu adalah
penentuan, tetapi bagi rakyat Malaysia, ia satu perbuatan yang amat dikesali,‖ katanya.
Tajuk Artikel : Semarak 1Malaysia
Sumber / Tarikh : Harian Metro Online 03 September 2009 - Khamis

KUALA LUMPUR: Sebagai menyahut seruan kerajaan dalam menyemarakkan konsep 1Malaysia, Funeduventure
akan menganjurkan lawatan ke seluruh Malaysia melalui program dikenali sebagai Kids Eduventure Program.

Perunding Acara, Sandra Loh, berkata program itu mensasarkan 30 murid berusia antara 10 dan 14 tahun bagi
mengikuti percutian ke beberapa tempat menarik seluruh negara secara percuma.

―Program ini diadakan pada musim cuti sekolah dan kami akan mengumpulkan 30 murid daripada pelbagai
bangsa dan agama untuk menyertai percutian ini,‖ katanya.

Menurutnya, tujuan program ini ialah untuk memberi peluang generasi muda mengenali Malaysia dan dalam masa
sama mengajar bergaul dengan mereka yang berlainan bangsa dan agama.

―Konsep 1Malaysia yang diperkenalkan Perdana Menteri menjadikan kita semua sebagai satu rumpun dan
menjadi kewajipan kita untuk menyampaikan maklumat berkenaan kepada generasi muda supaya mereka tahu
bagaimana rasanya menjadi rakyat Malaysia,‖ katanya.

Sandra berkata, program itu dirancang untuk tempoh dua tahun dan dijangka bermula pada musim cuti
persekolahan akhir tahun ini.

―Untuk program pertama pada November ini, kami akan membawa peserta ke Perlis, Kedah dan Pulau Pinang
serta melawat banyak tempat menarik di tiga negeri ini,‖ katanya.

Menurutnya, selain memberi pendedahan terhadap sejarah sesuatu kawasan, peserta akan dibawa ke kawasan
rekreasi, menyertai pencarian harta karun serta menjalankan khidmat masyarakat.

―Menariknya percutian ini, peserta tidak akan dibawa ke destinasi tumpuan pelancong, namun akan dibawa ke
tempat yang memberikan pengalaman berbeza kepada mereka,‖ katanya.

Menurut Sandra, siri kedua program ini akan dijalankan pada musim cuti persekolahan Mac 2010 selama lima hari
di Pahang serta diikuti dengan Kelantan dan Terengganu.

―Program ini akan dijalankan sehingga tamat penjelajahan seluruh negara termasuk Sabah, Sarawak dan Labuan.
Bagaimanapun, peserta yang terpilih pada siri pertama tidak boleh mengikuti siri lain kerana kami ingin memberi
peluang kepada peserta lain,‖ katanya.

Sandra berkata, pihaknya mengalu-alukan syarikat korporat yang ingin memberi penajaan supaya ia dapat
dilaksanakan dalam jangka masa lebih panjang.

―Setiap siri memerlukan perbelanjaan tinggi kerana merangkumi kos perjalanan, penginapan serta makanan,‖

Mereka yang berminat untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut mengenai program ini boleh melayari
Tajuk Artikel: LZS lancar kemudahan e-fitrah

Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

SUNGAI LANG TENGAH - Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS) sekali lagi mengorak langkah menyediakan
perkhidmatan kepada masyarakat dengan mem-perkenalkan e-fitrah bagi memudahkan pembayaran zakat fitrah
melalui internet.

Kemudahan kedua yang disediakan LZS selepas pembayaran zakat fitrah melalui khidmat pesanan ringkas (SMS)
pada tahun lalu memberi peluang kepada orang ramai menggunakan perkhidmatan tersebut.

Jurucakap LZS berkata, e-fitrah diperkenalkan selepas mendapat sambutan yang menggalakkan daripada
pembayar zakat yang menggunakan perbankan internet pada tahun lalu. ―Kemudahan ini mendapat kelulusan
daripada Majlis fatwa Selangor yang mengesahkan bahawa kaedah ini adalah harus di sisi syarak dan adalah
salah satu kaedah pembayaran zakat fitrah yang lebih pantas, selamat tanpa memerlukan transaksi tunai.

―Sebanyak empat bank menawarkan perkhidmatan tersebut iaitu Maybak, CIMB Bank, Bank Islam dan Public
Bank dalam memperkenalkan sistem e-fitrah kepada masyarakat.

Menurutnya, perkhidmatan yang diberikan percuma kepada orang ramai ini boleh digunakan dengan melayari
laman web bank berkaitan dan membuat transaksi pembayaran zakat fitrah sebagaimana membuat transaksi
pembayaran zakat harta.

―Manakala, resit pembayaran akan diposkan dalam tempoh 14 hari waktu bekerja dan pembayar zakat juga boleh
membuat pembayaran e-fitrah ini melalui portal LZS iaitu www.e-zakat. com. my/ezakatpay.

Terdahulu, Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah berkenan melancarkan kemudahan e-fitrah dan
menyampaikan bantuan zakat kepada 200 penduduk fakir dan miskin pada majlis berbuka puasa dan
penyampaian sumbangan Aidilfitri di Masjid Al-Ihsan, Sungai Lang Tengah di sini.

Tajuk Artikel: PRS didik remaja tingkat identiti positif

Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

KUALA LUMPUR – Kursus Peningkatan Pembimbing Rakan Sebaya (PRS) diharapkan dapat menggalakkan
perkembangan identiti positif dan sifat berdikari dalam diri remaja. Pengerusi Majlis Guru Kaunseling Zon Keramat,
Azhar Mohd Razali berkata, pengaruh rakan sebaya memainkan p ranan penting dalam pelbagai aspek
perkembangan remaja dan dengan cabaran tersebut malah mereka memerlukan bimbingan seperti PRS.

Menurutnya, sehubungan dengan itu, PRS yang terlatih perlu dibentuk untuk membantu rakan sebaya membina
perlakuan yang positif dan boleh pula diterima oleh masyarakat amnya.
―Dalam suasana kehidupan yang sungguh mencabar sekarang, melahirkan PRS yang berwibawa serta
berkemampuan dalam kalangan remaja sangat penting dalam membantu dan membimbing remaja yang lain agar
menyertai usaha menentang gejala sosial yang sedang melanda.‖ kata Azhar ketika Majlis Perasmian Penutup
Kursus Peningkatan PRS Peringkat Zon Keramat.

Hadir sama, Pengerusi Yayasan Pendidikan Titiwangsa, Datuk Astaman Abdul Aziz yang merasmikan penutupan
majlis tersebut.

Sementara itu, dalam ucapan penutu pan, Astaman berkata, darah yang mengalir dalam setiap tubuh badan
adalah sama tetapi yang membezakan adalah kemampuan otak masing-masing berfungsi.

Katanya, tuhan menciptakan manusia adalah sama tetapi yang membezakan hanya perangai dan ilmu yang ada
pada setiap individu tersebut.

―Oleh itu, setiap individu perlu memutuskan masa depan mereka dengan pilihan masing-masing tetapi dalam masa
yang sama harus bantu membantu antara satu sama lain sebagaimana PRS yang kita bentuk pada hari ini,‖ kata

Dalam majlis itu, 184 pelajar sekolah dari setiap Sekolah Menengah dari Zon Keramat bagi memantapkan PRS ini
di Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Ampang Kuala Lumpur.

Tajuk Artikel: SRA: Tingkat prasarana berperingkat

Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

SEKINCHAN - Peningkatan pembangunan kemudahan dan infrastruktur Sekolah Rendah Agama (SRA) di
kawasan Sekinchan akan dilakukan secara berperingkat mengikut peruntukan Ahli Dewan Negeri (ADUN).

ADUN Sekinchan, Ng Suee Lim berkata, pihak-nya menerima pelbagai permohonan dari sekolah berkenaan
terutama dari segi pembangunan kemudahan SRA.

Katanya, kebanyakan bangunan dan kelas SRA di kawasan itu masih berada pada tahap daif dan usang serta
memerlukan kerja-kerja baik pulih dilakukan dari masa ke masa.

―Kita akan semak dari semasa ke semasa semua permohonan ini dan akan diluluskan mengikut keadaan
kewangan dan kepentingan keperluan sekolah berkenaan.

―Dalam soal pendidikan, kita beri perhatian sewajarnya kerana kekurangan aspek infrastruktur akan mencacatkan
suasana pembelajaran,‖ katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditemui pada majlis penyampaian sumbangan sebuah komputer dan mesin
pencetak kepada SRA Harmoni di sini, semalam.

Dalam perkembangan yang sama, Suee Lim berkata, projek membina bangunan baru di SRA Harmoni yang
tertangguh akan dibawa kepada semakan Jawatankuasa Tetap Hal Ehwal Islam, Adat-adat Melayu, Infrastruktur
dan Kemudahan Awam, Datuk Dr Hassan Ali.
―Peruntukan projek membina satu bangunan tiga tingkat yang dijadikan kelas bagi menggantikan kelas lama
sekolah ini dimaklumkan telah diluluskan, kita akan bawa masalah ini untuk semakan Exco yang berkenaan,‖

SRA Harmoni yang dibangunkan sekitar tahun 1981 mempunyai bilangan murid teramai antara tiga SRA lain yang
terdapat di kawasan Sekinchan iaitu 456 murid dengan 17 kelas pembelajaran.

Suee Lim berharap sumbangan komputer itu dapat digunakan bagi memantapkan lagi pengurusan sekolah

Tajuk Artikel: MPS sita barang penjaja haram

Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

RAWANG – Gara-gara tidak mengikut peraturan menjaja di kaki lima bangunan Pasar Moden Rawang, lima
penjaja haram di sini terpaksa berputih mata apabila barangan perniagaan mereka disita.

Penolong Pegawai Penguat Kuasa, Jabatan Penguatkuasaan dan Kese-lamatan Majlis Perbanda- ran Selayang
(MPS), Megat Ainul Fadzlil Ainul Fadzil berkata, tindakan terpaksa dilakukan berikutan sikap degil peniaga

Katanya, sejak awal tahun lalu lagi pihaknya telah memberi amaran, malah turut mengeluarkan beberapa
kompaun kerana kesalahan penjaja itu yang menimbulkan masalah halangan di kaki lima.

―Kita menerima aduan dari ‗orang pasar‘ sendiri yang mahukan tindakan tegas diambil untuk mengatasi masalah di
situ. Misalnya di laluan tengah pasar, halangan timbul menyebabkan lori tidak boleh melaluinya untuk menghantar
stok jualan.

―Selain itu, banyak juga peniaga dekat luar bangu-nan pasar berniaga di kaki lima jalan, tetapi 10 daripadanya
didapati tidak memohon permit untuk berniaga di situ,‖ katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa mengetuai operasi tersebut yang dibantu 10 anggota termasuk kaki- tangan
Jabatan Pelesenan MPS, di pasar berkenaan, semalam.

Mengulas berhubung barangan dirampas pihaknya, Megat Ainul berkata, antara gerai disita dari-pada penjual
melibatkan perniagaan seperti susu segar dijual di atas motor, gerai buah-buahan, sayur-sayuran dan kuih muih.

―Antara barangan disita pula adalah seperti tiga bakul plastik besar, dua kaki payung bersama payungnya, dua
meja plastik dan kaki meja serta satu meja papan.

―Bagaimanapun, baran-gan makanan disita diberi kelonggaran untuk dituntut dalam tempoh sehari. Namun, bagi
mendapatkan kembali barangan dan peralatan dirampas, mereka perlu menunggu seminggu dan menjelaskan
bayaran inventori berkai-tan,‖ katanya.
Terdahulu, Megat Ainul berkata, berlaku insiden kekasaran oleh salah seorang peniaga terhadap anggotanya
semasa operasi dilakukan.

Akibat kejadian, salah seorang anggota mengalami calar dan cedera ringan pada lengan apabila peniaga
bertindak agresif merampas kembali bakul buluh berisi barang perniagaan yang sepatutnya disita.

―Dalam keadaan kecoh menyebabkan insiden itu menarik perhatian orang awam dan berkumpul menyaksikannya
menyebabkan 10 peniaga di situ sempat menyimpan barang dan melarikan diri.

―Bagaimanapun, kita ingin menegaskan tinda-kan akan tetap diambil sekiranya mereka masih belum mematuhi
peraturan,‖ katanya.

Tajuk Artikel: Kompaun, notis bagi peniaga ingkar

Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 03 September 2009 – Rabu

SHAH ALAM – Tujuh kompaun dan satu notis dike luarkan oleh Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) kepada
penjaja di kawasan Pasar Ramadan Stadium Shah Alam kerana tidak mematuhi peraturan yang ditetapkan.

Kompaun dan notis itu dikenakan mengikut Undang-undang Kecil Penjaja MBSA 2007 kerana penjaja gagal
mematuhi syarat dan peraturan yang ditetapkan seperti menjaja tanpa permit dan tidak mempamerkan permit

Pegawai Perhubungan Awam MBSA, Shahrin Ahmad berkata, semua penjaja di tapak Pasar Ramadan di
kawasan pentadbiran MBSA dapat mematuhi syarat dan peraturan yang telah ditetapkan seperti memastikan
kebersihan di kawasan menjaja dan penyediaan serta pengenda lian makanan yang tertib serta berhemah semasa
menjalankan perniagaan.

"Pihak MBSA serius dalam hal berkaitan kebersi han semasa penyediaan makanan dan penampilan fizikal penjaja
dan pembantu mereka juga perlulah tertib dan kemas dengan memakai apron dan topi serta berkasut.

‖Tindakan kompaun dan juga notis akan diberikan kepada penjaja yang tidak mematuhi syarat dan peraturan yang
telah ditetapkan dan mana-mana penjaja yang mengalibabakan permit mereka akan diambil tindakan termasuk
menggantung permit perniagaan mereka,‖ katanya.

Menurutnya, MBSA mengenakan beberapa syarat yang perlu dipatuhi oleh setiap penjaja seperti setiap penjaja
haruslah warganegara Malaysia, berumur 18 tahun keatas, jualan dan tempat menjaja di kawasan yang diluluskan
sahaja serta menjaga kebersihan kawasan tapak berjaja.

―Penjaja juga diwajibkan untuk memakai apron, tudung kepala dan kasut semasa menjalankan perniagaan dan
dari segi bayaran permit pula penjaja akan dikenakan bayaran RM120 untuk jualan maka nan dan minuman
manakala itu bagi jualan air kelapa, air tebu, otak-otak, sata, ikan bakar, ayam percik dan kepak ayam akan
dikenakan bayaran RM150 serta bagi jualan ayam golek akan dikenakan bayaran permit sebanyak RM250,‖
Shahrin berkata, penjaja dan pembantu yang menjalankan perniagaan sepanjang bulan Ramadan juga
dikehendaki untuk mengikuti Kursus Pengendalian Makanan dan juga mendapatkan suntikan anti typhoid (TY2).

‖Saya menasihatkan peniaga supaya jangan mengambil jalan mudah dan perlu mengikat sampah terlebih dahulu
sebelum membuangnya ke dalam tong sampah dan tidak meletakkan sampah di tepi jalan atau pokok di kawasan

‖Saya berharap, selepas mereka menjalankan perniagaan, sampah tersebut diletakkan dalam plastik dan
membuangnya di tong yang disediakan dan elakkan daripada membuang sisa makanan dalam longkang kerana
bukan sahaja menyebabkan longkang tersumbat malah bau busuk,‖ katanya.

Sempena Ramadan, MBSA telah mengeluarkan 2,400 permit penjaja di 31 lokasi tapak penjaja sepanjang bulan
Ramadan bagi tahun 2009 melibatkan beberapa kawasan baru seperti Bukit Rahman Putra.

Antara lokasi pasar Ramadan ialah Seksyen 2, Seksyen 6, Seksyen 7 , Seksyen 8 (Jalan 8/9), Seksyen 13,
Seksyen 16, Seksyen 17, Seksyen 18, Subang Perdana, Subang 2, Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh (BBSB) Fasa 1
dan Bukit Rahman Putra (BRP 6).