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									Tajuk Artikel: PM: Cash in on our diversity
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday


PARIS: Malaysia can leverage on its diversity to bring economic benefits to the people, said Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the 1Malaysia concept should be seen not only from the cultural and social contexts but also
from the point of strategic economic value.

                                                                               Mingling with the crowd:
                                                                               Najib having a word with
                                                                               guests at the 1Malaysia
                                                                               Hari Raya open house at
                                                                               the Pavilion Dauphine
                                                                               on Sunday.

                                                                               Najib drew attention to the
                                                                               country’s multi-racial,
                                                                               multi-cultural and multi-
                                                                               religious population which
                                                                               bore elements of Asian

                                                                               He said Malaysia could,
                                                                               for instance, turn these
                                                                               into strategic advantages
                                                                               to facilitate its relations
with countries like China, India, the Malay world and the Middle East.

―Let’s say if China were to make a decision to buy palm oil from Malaysia, it’s the people who will benefit
most, including smallholders and Felda settlers,‖ he told more than 200 Malaysian students during a
dialogue here on Sunday.

Later, Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor hosted a 1Malaysia Hari Raya open house for
more than 900 people, including French officials and business leaders, at the historic Pavilion

Also present were Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman, Deputy International Trade and Industry
Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, Deputy Education Minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi and Malaysian
Ambassador to France Datuk S. Thanarajasingam.

Actress Datuk Michelle Yeoh and her fiancé, former F1 Ferrari boss Datuk Seri Jean Todt, flew in from
Malaysia to attend the open house.
Najib dwelt at length on the 1Malaysia concept, saying it sent a powerful message to the world that
Malaysia could become a successful nation despite its diversity.

―If we can celebrate our diversity, that will be the highest level of achievement,‖ he said, adding that it
meant total acceptance of each other’s culture, faith and race.

He said throughout history, civilisations that prospered were inclusive and open while those which were
closed and resistant to ideas and free movement of people withered away.

―If we adopt a closed attitude and reject new processes, our country will never take its rightful place
among the world’s leading nations,‖ he said.

Najib said that being in France, the students would know the importance of opening up to new ideas
and new cultures that would lead to more innovative and creative thinking.

―We have no choice but to take this path as it will bring us to greater heights,‖ he said, adding that
choosing the easy option would mean mediocrity for the country which nobody would be proud of.

Yeoh expressed full support for 1Malaysia, saying that the people had lived harmoniously together like
one big family despite their different beliefs.

―Whenever someone asks me, I’ll just say I am a Malaysian,‖ she said, obviously surprised with some
requirements to state the race.

Tajuk Artikel: Malaysia to be world player in the multimedia industry
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

CANNES: Malaysia plans to develop further its creative multimedia industry which now generates
annual revenue of over US$200mil.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the industry also created over 7,000 high-value-added
creative jobs.

He said, to date, the MSC Malaysia creative multimedia content industry comprised about 200
companies that were mainly involved in post-production, animation, game development, e-learning as
well as mobile and interactive content.

―We want to catalyse this industry to attain global recognition,‖ he said at the MIPCOM 2009 exhibition –
the world’s audiovisual content market – here yesterday.

Najib took a break from his working trip in Paris to fly here and give support to Multimedia Super
Corridor (MSC) Malaysia companies taking part in the five-day event.

He spoke of Malaysia’s growing enthusiasm to become a major player in the media entertainment
industry in response to the high-level of demand from the creative multimedia market.

―We believe that Malaysia can be a meaningful and substantive contributor via creating impactful
contents for the world,‖ he said.

Najib said the Government intended to capture the industry’s economic benefits by tapping the large
reserves of creative and innovative capabilities of Malaysians.
―The industry’s growth potential is virtually limitless in this digital age,‖ he noted.

He also touched on the funding for co-production opportunities for animation, games and visual effects
development and the e-Content fund for the development of Malaysian IP creation.

―The MSC could finance, develop and produce almost 100 creative projects over the next five to 10
years, creating over 10,000 jobs,‖ he said, extending his invitation to industry players to look at what
Malaysia has to offer.

In fact, firms from MSC Malaysia, with the assistance from Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC), were
accelerating development and production deals in North America and Europe.

The first deal would kick off with a production called War of the Worlds: Goliath, a science fiction film set
in the 19th century.

Najib, however, said the rise of mobility and the Internet, the downward spiral of DVD revenue and the
advent of the global financial crisis had all seemingly created a perfect storm that hit the content

―But all these setbacks should not deter us from exploring fresh opportunities, especially in new areas of
the industry.

―After all, if necessity is the mother of invention, perhaps crisis is the mother of innovation,‖ he added.

Tajuk Artikel: Cuepacs: Have same benefit scheme for all
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Cuepacs wants the Government to come up with a standard benefit scheme that
provides better welfare for employees in the seven statutory bodies in the country.

Congress president Omar Osman said, currently, different statutory bodies have different scales for
salary increment and medical benefits, among others.

―The Government has done a lot to improve the public sector’s welfare,‖ he said. ―We want it to be
extended to the statutory bodies as well.

―When they no longer serve the agency, they should get the kind of compensation that would guarantee
their future,‖ he said during a press conference at the Inland Revenue Board office here, yesterday.
Tajuk Artikel: Public transport still unpopular
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Minister wants more Klang Valley folk to use public transport but
recognises that services first need to be improved.

Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said he was willing to hear the concerns of consumers as well as players in
the public transportation sector.
                                                                        Pleasant surprise: A bus
                                                                        commuter greeting Ong
                                                                        during his visit to the
                                                                        Taman Maluri bus station in
                                                                        Cheras yesterday. — Pic
                                                                        courtesy of Nanyang

                                                                             Currently, only 16% of the
                                                                             Klang Valley’s population
                                                                             uses public transport and the
                                                                             Government would like to
                                                                             increase this figure to 25%.

                                                                            Ong said that among the main
                                                                            complaints were irregular
service in certain areas, lack of service during non-peak hours, vehicle breakdown and poor
maintenance of bus terminals and bus stops.

He added that he would also look at having unpopular residential roads being properly serviced by
public transport.

Ong, the Urban Public Transport panel head, said it was on his agenda to meet with not only public bus
operators but also representatives of other modes of public transport such as the Light Rail Transit and
KTM Komuter.

On bus companies complaining of unfair pricing compared to fares set by the Govern-ment for RapidKL
buses, Ong said he would gather feedback.

―We are here not just to promote only one company’s interest but also to look into national concerns.
―If we want to allow competition, then it should be on a level playing field but not at the expense of the
public,‖ he said during a fact-finding walkabout at the Taman Maluri bus station in Cheras yesterday.

Ong also pointed out that his ministry was not the only one with the power and jurisdiction over public

The Transport Ministry is not the licensing agency for bus services nor is it responsible for the recent
fare hike.

On whether the ministry might provide subsidies to encourage the use of public transport, he said: ―Let
us not be obsessed with the subsidy psyche — the main thing now is improving the areas of concern.‖

He said the ministry was also looking into the possibility of introducing inter-company passes but it was
not easy to convince all the companies
Tajuk Artikel: Give priority to conserving the environs, urges DPM
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday


PUTRAJAYA: The Government will continue with programmes to conserve our rich biodiversity and
save the environment because it is never too late to protect Mother Earth, Deputy Prime Minister Tan
Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

He said the Government was also committed to addressing environment-related problems, particularly
solid waste disposal.

―We want to manage these issues well so they will have a positive effect not only on the environment
but also the public. It is still not too late for us to conserve the environment.

―We need to preserve God’s gift to mankind and ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy
and appreciate nature,‖ he said when addressing staff of the Prime Minister’s Department at its monthly
gathering yesterday.

Muhyiddin said that greed was a ―great destroyer‖ of the environment as hills have been cut and rivers
and lakes polluted.

He said that as a top 10 nation in terms of biodiversity, Malaysia was aware of the crucial need to
protect its natural heritage.

Muhyiddin also said Putrajaya was an example of how a city could be developed well with minimal
damage to the surroundings, adding that the federal administrative capital was ―clean and green‖.

He said civil servants could also play their part by conserving energy, noting that because of the warm
and humid weather, the temperature of air-conditioners in offices was set very low, so much so those
inside the building were ―freezing.‖

―Energy conservation is important not only because of the environment but also to reduce government
expenditure,‖ he said.

Tajuk Artikel: Drop in cases but H1N1 still active
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Influenza A(H1N1) is still active and spreading in the community despite a recent
reduction in cases, said Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

He advised the public to take precautions and abide by guidelines set by the ministry, and refrain from
visiting crowded areas.

The are no new deaths from the flu and the death toll remains at 77, he said in a statement.
He added that 123 patients with influenza-like illness were admitted while another 106 were discharged
yesterday. — Bernama
Tajuk Artikel: Move to ensure more student-friendly depts
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Changes will be made to the student affairs departments of public universities to
make them more student-oriented.

                                                                           Deputy Higher Education
                                                                           Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah
                                                                           said public institutions of
                                                                           higher learning needed new
                                                                           ways to manage the
                                                                           development of students.

                                                                           Serious matter: Saifuddin
                                                                           (left) speaking at a student
                                                                           affairs administration
workshop in Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

―Not only do we need to change the current mindset of control to one of facilitation, but we also must
start looking at the world of student affairs as a discipline on its own.

―In line with the AUKU (Universities and University Colleges Act) amendments earlier this year,
university administrations must be more student-centric and have a precise idea of what the field of
student affairs should encompass,‖ he told reporters after attending a workshop on student affairs
administration here yesterday.

He added this restructuring of student affairs departments was just one part of the overall transformation
of local higher education institutions, which was meant to set into motion next year.

The ministry had outlined seven key points to be discussed in planning a new framework for this area.
These included the need for a clear understanding of student development, more localised research
and reference of student management, as well as professional training for administrators.

Other workshops will be also be held for representatives from private higher education institutions,
polytechnics and community colleges.

A final proposal for reform will be submitted to the Prime Minister.

On the status of Malaysian students evacuated from Padang, Indonesia, Saifuddin said the matter
would be tabled in Cabinet tomorrow.

―There will be a public announcement of the ministry’s decision after the meeting,‖ he said.

Over 300 students were flown home on Friday from the earthquake-hit Sumatran city.
Tajuk Artikel: Landfill collapse a hot topic at council meet
Sumber / Tarikh: The Star Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday


THE Sungai Kertas, Ulu Yam, landfill landslide was the most talked about issue at the Selayang
Municipical Council full board meeting.

All the councillors had suggestions of their own which they contributed to the discussion that lasted
                                                                     more than 45 minutes.

                                                                     Councillor Zulkifli Hamzah
                                                                     suggested that the MPS set up a
                                                                     task force for natural disasters in the
                                                                     long run.

                                                                     Zulkifli, who was sore with the
                                                                     media, refused to divulge any extra
                                                                     information on the issue.

                                                                     Still smoking: Zainal said that by
                                                                     Saturday, there was less smoke
                                                                     at the landfill site.

                                                                     ―Not many offficers from the MPS
were present at the site after the disaster occurred,‖ he said.

His opinion was seconded by Lee Khai Loon who added that stricter by-laws should be introduced to
ensure such problems do not reoccur.

Lee added that there should be constant supervision on landfill areas to determine the contractors who
frequent them.

Another councillor Datuk Paduka Raja Wan Mahmood Pa Wan Teh said there should be 24-hour
vigilance through CCTVs to monitor the lorries driving in and out of the illegal landfills.

MPS president Datuk Zainal Abidin Azim said the existing task force which was sent out for floods and
other problems could be expanded to serve as a natural disaster task force.

However, he said CCTV cameras were not feasible in the long run at landfills as they might get stolen.
―Anyway, Sungai Kertas is the only place and after it is sanctioned for a project, there will be people on
surveillance so it is not necessary,‖ Zainal Abidin said.

He added that by last Saturday, the smoke emission from the landfill had reduced significantly and MPS
officers and contractors were levelling the garbage.

According to him, the fire was caused by natural gases and they are building drains to ensure new fires
do not break out.

―For now, we have four to five people there on shift, round-the-clock with contractors and workers
working till 7pm to level the garbage,‖ Zainal Abidin said. He added that work should be completed
within the next one month.
The two affected cattle farmers have been relocated to a lot near the landfill temporarily until the state
government decides on the new place to relocate all the farmers from the area.

Zainal said the state would be seizing the land from the owners while the Department of Environment
would be taking the landfill operator to court.

―After the state government has seized the land, they will decide on the next possible method to treat
the area,‖ he added.

On another issue, councillors were concerned about residents illegally occupying a few semi-detached
lots built in Bukit Botak for squatters.

―The action lies with the state government and the land office.
―They are in the process of collecting details from the residents so they can be placed accordingly,‖ he

Tajuk Artikel: Local authorities top complaints list
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

PUTRAJAYA: Most of the complaints received by the Public Complaints Bureau are about local
authorities. But in many cases, the blame lies with clients who fail to follow procedures and file
incomplete applications.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said public servants must,
therefore, strive to ensure that they obtain complete information from their clients to avoid such

"Most of the complaints (about local authorities) were about delays in the approval of applications for
licences and permits, and building plans," he told a seminar on managing public complaints yesterday.

The PCB receives about 11,000 complaints a month. Koh said the high number is because it had been
made easier to lodge a complaint. Some 40 per cent of the complaints are sent by email and SMS text

Aside from the local authorities, other agencies that top the list are those that have direct dealings with
the public, including the police and the National Registration and Immigration departments.

In his remarks to reporters, Koh also blasted Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for failing to walk his
talk on transparency regarding Kampung Lorong Buah Pala.

Koh said he had agreed to a debate with Lim on the issue, but Lim was not ready to be transparent by
declassifying and making public the full text of minutes of the discussions and decisions on the village in
exco meetings chaired by Koh and by Lim since the general election, and other documents.

On Thursday, the Gerakan president and former Penang chief minister said he was ready for a
nationally televised debate with his successor not only on Kampung Lorong Buah Pala but also on
transparency issues.
Tajuk Artikel: Vouchers to end ST15 subsidy
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

By Farrah Naz Karim

PUTRAJAYA: Those not listed as poor or hardcore poor may have to pay more for Super Tempatan
(ST) 15 per cent broken grain rice by December.

Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Noh Omar said vouchers for the purchase of the
rice would soon be issued to those whose names were listed with government agencies as poor, in all
parliamentary constituencies.

When the voucher system under the Rice Subsidy For the People scheme is implemented, ST15 rice at
retailers will be priced at an unsubsidised rate.

Noh said, while the ministry expected opposition from various quarters when the voucher system was
implemented, the move was expected to reduce government subsidy for the commodity from RM60
million to RM10 million monthly. Some 40,000 tonnes of ST15 rice is produced monthly.

The vouchers can be used to buy rice of any grade but purchasers have to make up the price difference
if they opt for higher priced rice.

A meeting involving the relevant agencies -- including the Implementation and Coordination Unit, the
Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and the Housing and Local Government Ministry
-- will iron out the details of the system, such as the amount to be issued to each household, frequency
and distribution mechanism.

Currently, 200,000 people are listed as recipients of the vouchers and more are expected to be eligible
when the system is implemented.

When the system is enforced, rice retailers will have no choice but to accept the vouchers. The
vouchers will eventually end up with the rice millers, who can exchange them for cash with the

Noh said the government had to introduce the system to address the problems surrounding subsidised
rice which included the constant shortage of the commodity in the market.

He said the system would ensure that the rice reached the target group and not the high-income group
and foreigners. He added that it would also solve the problem of unscrupulous wholesalers repacking
ST15 rice, which had a controlled price of between RM1.70 and RM1.85 per kg, and selling it as
Standard Malaysia 10 per cent broken grains at RM24 per 10kg.

He said the shortage problem was also linked to wholesalers and millers using ST15 rice to make

Noh said recipients of the vouchers would be monitored and taken off the list once they were no longer
in the poor category.
Tajuk Artikel: National-type schools an inheritance, says Najib
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the existence of national-type schools, including Chinese
schools, in Malaysia is part of an education system "we inherited from our forefathers".

"It was decided at the point of independence. It is not ideal, but something we accept. We have
inherited from our forefathers a system where various communities decide on the type of education for
their children," he said during a question-and-answer session with Malaysian students at Pavillion
Dauphine in Place du Marechal de Lattre Tassigny in Paris.

Citing an example, he said the Chinese might want to send their children to a Chinese school.

"Although it is not ideal, we have to accept it because it is a choice of the Malaysian community. If we
go against the choice, then there is bound to be social unrest. The Chinese want to have their schools,
and we cannot take that away from them. That is the reality."

Najib, who is in France for a four-day official visit, was responding to a remark by a Malaysian student
that he was confused by the 1Malaysia concept to unite Malaysians when the government still allowed
Chinese schools to exist in the country.

"1Malaysia is a process, a journey. Though students may be from different schools, if they accept
1Malaysia, it could encourage greater interaction. It would achieve greater national unity and a sense of
belonging among Malaysians."

He also said the government was taking steps to make national schools more attractive, especially to

Earlier in his speech, Najib explained 1Malaysia as the country's guiding philosophy towards
transforming Malaysia into a stronger and successful nation by 2020 and beyond.

He said he promoted this concept when he became prime minister because he believed that national
unity and integration were the cornerstone of nation-building.

He said Malaysians should go beyond tolerating and accepting each other's diversity. "Our diversity is a
strength, not a burden. The highest level is to celebrate our diversity. This should be our pride. The
1Malaysia message is powerful. One dream, one people, one nation."

Najib also told the students that for any civilisation to prosper, it had to be inclusive and open.

"If a civilisation is closed up, resistant to ideas and free movement of people, it will wither away. If we
build on the civilisation, on ideas and are able to bring in new culture, that civilisation will prosper.

"If we reject new ideas and movement of people, we will never become a nation that can take its rightful
place among the leading nations of the world."

He called on the students to be part of this "long journey" in transforming the country.

"We have set aside a huge allocation to prepare the next generation when we can pass the torch to you
to carry on the struggle."
Tajuk Artikel: UiTM move for medical students in relief teams
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

By Mazlinda Mahmood

SHAH ALAM: Universiti Teknologi Mara Academic Association (UTiMAS) will propose to the university's
top management that volunteers from among its medical students and doctors be sent to Padang,
Indonesia to help the earthquake victims.

If the proposal receives the nod, UiTM would be the first university to send medical students there,
association secretary-general Assoc Prof Ghani Abd Karim said yesterday.

A formal request will be sent to UiTM vice-chancellor Tan Sri Prof Dr Ibrahim Abu Shah and the dean of
the medical faculty as soon as possible.

"When the tsunami struck Aceh in 2004, UiTM sent doctors from its medical faculty to assist the victims.

"We did not send medical students as the medical faculty had just opened then.

"Participation would be open to UiTM medical faculty teaching staff and third-year students and above
to go to Padang as volunteers," he said at a press conference here.

Ghani said the medical students would assist the doctors there to tend to the victims.

He also said Malaysian medical students of Universitas Andalas in Padang should have stayed to help
the victims as a show of sympathy and goodwill between the two countries and also to show their
gratitude for being given a place to study medicine there.

They should have emulated Universitas Gajahmada medical students, who stayed in Yogyakarta to help
earthquake victims several years back.

"Apart from doing a good deed, it would be a priceless experience for them and would have added
value to their curriculum vitae."

Tajuk Artikel: DPM: Priority to the environment
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said environmental conservation and
preservation must be given priority not only in terms of policy and plans but also in the way they are

"Although the country is blessed with rich flora and fauna and is rarely hit by major ecological incidents,
it must not make us complacent," he said when speaking at the monthly gathering of staff and officers of
the Prime Minister's Department yesterday.

The government was committed to preserving the ecology through ratification of an environmental
convention in 1994, the establishment of a high-powered committee hea-ded by the prime minister and
introduction of several environment-related action plans.

Muhyiddin said "we must give special attention to the upkeep of our environment for our future
The government and the people must do this collectively, among others, by reducing greenhouse gases
and the use of energy.

He called on civil servants to play their role to minimise the use of energy in government buildings to
reduce costs.

The management of solid waste and rubbish disposal must be effective so as not to affect the people's
daily lives and the environment.

Muhyiddin also cited Putrajaya as a model city where lush greenery was still preserved despite its

"Tourists are very impressed with Putrajaya as despite its complex physical and infrastructural
developments, the lakes are still intact and clean.

"We must ensure that this federal administrative capital remains attractive forever to both local and
foreign tourists."

On the earthquake in Padang, Sumatra, Muhyiddin said Malaysia was committed to give whatever
assistance necessary to the survivors.

He also extended the government's gratitude to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for its hard work to
ensure the safe return of Malaysian students from the earthquake-hit areas.

Tajuk Artikel: IT classes for the blind available
Sumber / Tarikh: New Straits Times Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

KUCHING: Computer literacy classes and Internet access for the blind and visually impaired community
are now available.

CIMB Foundation, through its CIMB Community Link, has contributed RM86,000 to establish
ACCESS@SSBlind in collaboration with Yayasan Salam Malaysia and Sarawak Society for the Blind

The foundation helped furnished the centre, including supplying 10 units of computers, providing
assistive equipment, software and broadband network.

The ICT centre for the blind is the first of its kind facility set up by Yayasan Salam Malaysia under the
Salam e-initiative.

"With the centre set up, the visually impaired and blind community in Kuching will have the opportunity
to develop computer skills and enhance their learning process through the computer and internet," said
Yayasan Salam Malaysia chief operating officer Mohd Ghani Ibrahim at the launch on Friday.

"Recognising that the visually impaired person has many problems in his or her personal and social life,
substitution of other senses for the sense of sight has been a major solution and computer is the best
choice," he said.

East Malaysia regional director of CIMB Bank Adi Adai said the ICT centre for the blind was part of their
continuing contribution back to the society.
"As a bank, we are pleased that we are able to help the blind community in Kuching, as they are an
example of a community living in the mist of developed infrastructure but yet, have no access to ICT nor
the opportunity to benefit from it," Adi said.

Setting up the centre is needed to support SBB's ever growing members as well as the community at

"At the end of last year, about 2,000 blind and visually impaired registered with Kuching branch and
during the talk on ICT, the society has identified 27 members with the potential to become trainers."

Since 2007, CIMB Community Link programme has been involved 118 initiatives nationwide and
contributed RM4.35 million to various projects including fostering family, environment protection, health
care and promoting culture and arts to the society.

Adi said for Sabah and Sarawak last year, they launched 10 initiatives which contributed more than
RM300, 000 in various projects.

Launching the event, Social Development and Urbanisation Minister Datuk Seri William Mawan hoped
that with the new skill they had acquired, the blind could also have the chance to enjoy the country's
social and economic development.

"It is also my hope that with this skill, the blind and visually impaired society will be given the opportunity
to gain employment in various sectors," Mawan said.

Tajuk Artikel: H1N1 vaccine ready to be shipped
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 5, 2009) :The Influenza A(H1N1) vaccine is ready to be shipped to countries
affected by the pandemic including Malaysia, said GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) medical director Dr Pim Kon.

However, Dr Pim declined to reveal the exact date when the vaccine would arrive in Malaysia saying
that it was up to the government to announce it.

"I am very delighted to say that we are ready to ship the vaccine this week and the governments
concerned can prepare to iniate their vaccination programmes," she said from the United Kingdom
during the Pandemic Flu Global Media Teleconference that was organised by the company's Malaysian
affiliate at a hotel here today.

She said the company was manufacturing nearly 291 milion doses for distribution world-wide including
50 million doses to be donated to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

GSK, a pharmaceutical company with its headquarters in the United Kingdom, had been requested by
governments and public health authorities from around the world, including WHO, to develop and
manufacture a vaccine in the aftermath of the Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak in Mexico last April.

Malaysia has ordered 400,000 doses of the vaccine worth some RM14 million with the initial batch of
40,000 doses expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of the year. – BERNAMA
Tajuk Artikel: H1N1 still active despite fewer cases
Sumber / Tarikh: The Sun Online October 06, 2009 – Tuesday

                                    Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 5, 2009) : Influenza A(H1N1) is still active and spreading in the community
despite a reduction in cases of late, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

As such, he advised the public to take precautions and abide by the guidelines set by the ministry and
refrain from visiting crowded areas.

The are no new deaths from the flu and the death toll remains at 77, he said in a statement today.

He said 123 influenza-like illness (ILI) patients were admitted while 106 more were discharged today.

Of the 743 ILI patients warded, 9% or 66 of them were confirmed infected with H1N1 - 15 of them in the
intensive care units (ICU) including one new case while another discharged, he said.

He said 13 of the remaining patients in the ICUs were high-risk patients - seven children below five,
three with chronic diseases and three obese persons.

"High-risk patients are children below five, elderly people aged 65 years and above, pregnant women
and those suffering from chronic diseases like asthma, lung infection and diabetes, and those with low
immunity," he added. - Bernama H1N1 still active despite fewer cases
Tajuk Artikel: SJK sistem pendidikan diwarisi
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

Oleh Norhayati Said di Paris, Perancis

                    NAJIB menyampaikan ucapan ketika mengadakan perjumpaan
                      dengan penuntut Malaysia di Perancis, malam semalam.

Kerajaan usaha jadikan sekolah kebangsaan lebih menarik: PM

DATUK Seri Najib Razak berkata sekolah jenis kebangsaan (SJK) di Malaysia termasuk SJK Cina
adalah sistem pendidikan yang diwarisi selepas dipersetujui oleh pemimpin sebelum ini.

Perdana Menteri berkata, persetujuan yang dicapai selepas merdeka itu adalah atas kehendak rakyat
bukan Melayu sendiri.

"Walaupun perkara itu tidak ideal, namun ia perlu diterima kerana sudah menjadi pilihan rakyat. Jika
tidak diikuti, tentu akan berlaku kekacauan dalam negara.
"Itulah realiti yang perlu diterima dan kita tidak boleh menariknya," katanya menjawab soalan seorang
pelajar ketika mengadakan dialog dengan lebih 200 pelajar Malaysia di Perancis yang memenuhi
dewan di Pavillion Davphine in Place du Marechal de Lattre Tassigny, malam semalam.

Pelajar berkenaan bertanya mengenai sistem pendidikan negara yang mengasingkan pelajar bukan
Melayu menerusi SJK sedang-kan kerajaan mahu mewujudkan 1Malaysia.

Najib berkata, apa yang boleh dilakukan sekarang ialah menjadikan sekolah kebangsaan lebih menarik
supaya ibu bapa semua kaum menghantar anak mereka ke sekolah kebangsaan.
"Ia adalah cabaran besar... bagaimana untuk menjadikan sekolah kebangsaan menarik. Ketika ini kita
tidak nampak ia berlaku (ibu bapa bukan Melayu menghantar anak ke sekolah kebangsaan)," katanya.

Bagaimanapun, beliau yakin usaha meningkatkan pencapaian sekolah kebangsaan termasuk mutu
bahasa Inggeris akan menarik ibu bapa menghantar anak mereka ke sekolah kebangsaan.
"Sebagai negara yang mengamalkan demokrasi berparlimen, kita tidak boleh buat keputusan yang
rakyat tidak bersedia melakukannya. Bagaimanapun, jika kita mampu memupuk semangat sayangkan
negara di kalangan rakyat dan mengurangkan halangan, kita pasti dapat mewujudkan perpaduan yang
erat," katanya

Pada majlis itu, Najib turut memberikan penjelasan mengenai gagasan 1Malaysia, Rakyat Didahulukan
dan Pencapaian Diutamakan, tindakan pertama yang beliau ambil sebaik mengambil alih jawatan
Perdana Menteri.
Perdana Menteri juga berkata, beliau akan membawa isu bencana alam di peringkat serantau ketika
menyampaikan ucaptama pada Persidangan Pertubuhan Pelajaran, Saintifik dan Kebu-dayaan
Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (Unesco), esok.

Ini kali pertama pemimpin dari Malaysia diberikan penghormatan menyampaikan ucaptama pada
persidangan itu.

Tajuk Artikel: Program pemuliharaan alam sekitar dipertingkat
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

                   MUHYIDDIN berkata sesuatu selepas memberi ucapan pada
                   Perhimpunan Bulanan Jabatan Perdana Menteri di Putrajaya,
                  semalam. Turut kelihatan, Koh (tiga dari kanan), Jamil Khir (kiri),
                                 Liew (dua dari kanan) dan Idris.

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin mahu dasar dan program pemuliharaan dan pemeliharaan
alam sekitar dipertingkatkan bagi menjamin khazanah kepelbagaian bio yang dimiliki negara
dipertahankan untuk generasi akan datang.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata, usaha itu juga penting bagi mengelak bencana alam melanda
negara ini.
"Walaupun sudah ada pelan tindakan yang disediakan, kita masih melihat sikap dan rasa kurang
bertanggungjawab mengenai alam sekitar yang masih berlaku.

"Gunung dan bukit kita ditarah, hanya tinggal pohon-pohon yang sudah terkulai, sungai masih terus
tercemar dan tasik-tasik yang kita bangga dulu sudah dirosakkan oleh perbuatan manusia," katanya
pada perhimpunan bulanan Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM) di sini hari, semalam.

Hadir sama tiga Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Datuk Jamil Khir
Baharom dan Datuk Seri Idris Jala. Turut serta Timbalan Menteri di JPM, Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Datuk
SK Devamany, Datuk T Murugiah dan Ketua Setiausaha Negara, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata, memandangkan Malaysia adalah sebuah daripada 10 negara di
dunia yang kaya dengan kepelbagaian bio yang tinggi nilainya, perhatian yang istimewa seharusnya
diberikan untuk memastikan keadaan alam sekitar sentiasa dilindungi dan dipulihara.

"JPM yang terbabit secara langsung dan tidak langsung bagi memastikan langkah pemuliharaan dan
pemeliharaan kepelbagaian bio itu dapat dilaksanakan dengan berkesan," katanya.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata, rakyat juga perlu berusaha untuk mengurangkan gas rumah hijau
dan mengurangkan pencemaran serta mengambil langkah untuk menjimatkan penggunaan tenaga
khususnya di bangunan kerajaan.

"Putrajaya mungkin boleh jadi contoh," katanya.

Sementara itu, Muhyiddin berkata, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak sudah menyatakan
komitmen Malaysia untuk menghulurkan apa saja bentuk bantuan dan pertolongan diperlukan bagi
meringankan beban usaha menyelamat yang sedang dijalankan akibat gempa bumi yang melanda
Padang, Indonesia.

Tajuk Artikel: Penggredan baru SPM mudah pilih pelajar cemerlang
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

Oleh Norliza Abdullah

Sistem kini tiada pecahan gred: Alimuddin

PUTRAJAYA: Sistem penggredan baru bagi peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) yang
diluluskan Kabinet, bulan lalu, lebih mudah untuk mengkategorikan pelajar cemerlang bagi kelayakan
biasiswa dan mengikuti pengajian di universiti.

Ketua Pengarah Pelajaran, Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom, berkata melalui penilaian baru itu, pelajar
akan diberikan gred berdasarkan kecemerlangan peperiksaan dengan kategori cemerlang diberikan
gred A+, A, A-, B+, B, C+, C, D, E dan G.

Gred baru itu akan menggantikan gred lama iaitu 1A, 2A, 3B, 4B, 5C, 6C, 7D, 8E dan 9G.
Beliau berkata, penilaian baru itu akan membabitkan semua calon SPM yang akan menduduki
peperiksaan itu tahun ini.

"Walaupun dilaksanakan tahun ini, ia tidak membabitkan (perubahan) dasar sedia ada dan calon tidak
perlu khuatir kerana sistem gred ini hanya memberi perincian kepada pecahan tahap pencapaian
mereka yang menduduki peperiksaan.
"Kaedah ini menggantikan sistem sekarang yang tidak mempunyai pecahan (gred) untuk calon
cemerlang," katanya ketika ditemui selepas merasmikan Majlis Pelancaran Logo Sukan Institusi
Pendidikan Malaysia 2009 (SIPMA III) di sini, semalam.

Hadir sama Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pengelola SIPMA III, Datuk Misrah Ibrahim.

Alimuddin berkata, sebelum ini jumlah pelajar yang mendapat keputusan cemerlang dengan jumlah
keseluruhan A begitu ramai dan ia meningkat setiap tahun.

Berdasarkan sistem itu, sukar bagi Kementerian Pelajaran dan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi memilih
mereka yang benar-benar cemerlang dan layak mene-rima pembiayaan pengajian.

Beliau berkata, penilaian semula gred SPM itu juga sejajar dengan langkah kerajaan menyediakan
Biasiswa Perdana yang dikhususkan kepada pelajar cemerlang dalam akademik.

Katanya, perincian gred juga memudahkan kementerian menyediakan program terbaik kepada pelajar
selain memberikan khidmat rundingan sesuai dengan program yang bakal diikuti di universiti dalam
atau luar negara.

Alimuddin berkata, bagi memastikan perubahan berjalan lancar, pihaknya sudah memaklumkan kepada
semua pengetua supaya memberi penerangan mengenai sistem baru itu kepada calon yang akan
menduduki peperiksaan SPM tahun ini.

Ibu bapa juga boleh merujuk kepada sekolah untuk maklumat lanjut.

"Perubahan ini diharap dapat menghasilkan pelajar yang lebih berdaya saing dalam peperiksaan dan
menyuntik semangat mereka untuk memberikan yang terbaik untuk dipilih mengikuti program latihan
dan layak menerima pembiayaan seperti diumumkan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak,"

Baru-baru ini, Najib mengumumkan satu kategori baru akan diwujudkan dalam pemberian biasiswa
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) yang memberi keistimewaan kepada pelajar berdasarkan merit
semata-mata dan bukan bangsa.

Tajuk Artikel: 7 agenda transformasi pengajian tinggi
Sumber / Tarikh: Berita Harian Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi menggariskan tujuh aspek utama cadangan
memperkasa pembangunan pelajar untuk pelaksanaan tahun depan dalam agenda transformasi
pendidikan tinggi negara, termasuk memperkenalkannya sebagai bidang pengajian baru.

Timbalan Menterinya, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, berkata tujuh aspek itu bertujuan mengisi hala tuju
baru hal-ehwal pelajar (HEP) di institusi pengajian tinggi awam (IPTA), IPT swasta (IPTS), politeknik
serta kolej komuniti selepas pindaan Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti (AUKU) diwartakan Februari

Katanya, pembangunan pelajar adalah komponen penting dan boleh menjadi bidang pengajian khusus
di universiti sebagaimana kursus kaunseling dan psikologi, malah ia sudah pun diiktiraf sebagai satu
disiplin ilmu pada peringkat ijazah di negara maju.
"Kita ke arah itu (menjadikan pembangunan pelajar sebagai bidang pengajian baru). Sampai masa
nanti, orang boleh datang ke universiti untuk belajar mengenai pembangunan pelajar. Secara lazim
untuk melaksanakan bidang pengajian, prasyaratnya ialah ada disiplin ilmu tersendiri, kandungan, reka
bentuk kurikulum serta pengajaran dan pembelajaran.

"Itu semua mungkin mengambil masa tetapi kita perlu ke arah itu kerana pegawai HEP di IPT negara ini
datang dari pelbagai latar belakang, termasuk dalam bidang kejuruteraan, undang-undang, perubatan
dan perakaunan.

"Misalnya, jika seorang ahli ekonomi dilantik menjadi Timbalan Naib Canselor HEP, beliau akan tercari-
cari rujukan," katanya pada sidang media di sini, semalam.

Tajuk Artikel: Oktober diisytiharkan Bulan Bahasa Kebangsaan
Sumber / Tarikh: Bernama Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

KUCHING, 6 Okt (Bernama) -- Selaras dengan keputusan kerajaan untuk mengisytiharkan Oktober
sebagai Bulan Bahasa Kebangsaan, semua kementerian, kerajaan negeri dan agensi kerajaan diarah
melaksanakan program bahasa peringkat masing-masing sepanjang bulan itu, kata Tan Sri Muhyiddin

Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata langkah itu adalah usaha kerajaan untuk meningkatkan kesedaran
masyarakat tentang kepentingan bahasa kebangsaan sebagai wahana perpaduan serta bahasa

"Kegiatan-kegiatan bahasa dan persuratan kebangsaan akan dipertingkatkan sepanjang bulan ini untuk
menyemarakkan lagi penggunaan bahasa kebangsaan di kalangan masyarakat kita," katanya pada
pelancaran Bulan Bahasa Kebangsaan, peringkat kebangsaan di Stadium Perpaduan, Petra Jaya di
sini , Selasa.

Sarawak dipilih menjadi tuan rumah bagi majlis bertema "Bahasa Jiwa Bangsa" itu kerana terdapat
pelbagai kaum yang hidup penuh harmoni dan dapat menjadi ikon konsep 1Malaysia.

Muhyiddin yang juga Menteri Pelajaran berkata pelbagai acara yang dianjurkan sepanjang bulan ini
memberikan kesempatan kepada rakyat untuk melibatkan diri dalam pelbagai kegiatan bahasa dan
persuratan kebangsaan.

"Kerajaan juga akan memperkenalkan Anugerah Tokoh Ilmuwan Negara mulai tahun depan sebagai
satu pengiktirafan kepada ilmuwan negara yang memberikan komitmen dalam usaha mengangkat
martabat bahasa kebangsaan sebagai bahasa ilmu, bahasa kemajuan dan bahasa budaya tinggi," kata

Katanya anugerah tersebut akan disampaikan kepada penerima yang layak sempena sambutan Bulan
Bahasa Kebangsaan.

Beliau berkata keyakinan terhadap keupayaan Bahasa Malaysia sebagai bahasa ilmu dan bahasa
kemajuan adalah berasaskan kepada bukti bahawa keluaran sistem pendidikan sedia ada yang
berteraskan pendidikan bahasa kebangsaan telah berjaya menjadi pemangkin kepada kemajuan
negara selama ini.
"Persepsi bahawa bahasa kebangsaan tidak berupaya untuk menjadi bahasa ilmu dan bahasa
kemajuan merupakan tanggapan yang meleset," katanya sambil merujuk kepada pelaksanaan dasar
baru dalam sistem pendidikan bagi memartabatkan bahasa Malaysia disamping memperkukuhkan
penguasaan bahasa Inggeris di kalangan pelajar.

"Kita perlu sedar bahawa jika bahasa kebangsaan kita tidak lagi menjadi bahasa ilmu dan bahasa
kemajuan, lama kelamaan bahasa kita akan hilang kepentingannya, tidak lagi relevan dengan
keperluan semasa dan akhirnya akan pupus," katanya.

Muhyiddin meminta institusi pengajian tinggi, agensi pelaksanaan dasar bahasa seperti Dewan Bahasa
dan Pustaka (DBP) dan Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia (ITNM) dan ilmuwan berkerjasama
menghasilkan lebih banyak karya ilmiah dalam bahasa kebangsaan, terutamanya dalam bidang sains
dan teknologi dan bermutu tinggi.

Di samping itu, katanya, usahasama strategik dengan masyarakat penutur bahasa Melayu di Indonesia,
Brunei dan Singapura boleh diwujudkan untuk menyemarakkan lagi penggunaannya sebagai bahasa

Beliau berkata ada peluang yang baik untuk menggalakkan penggunaan bahasa kebangsaan dalam
lingkungan yang lebih luas berikutan kedudukan bahasa Melayu pada tempat kelima sebagai bahasa
utama dunia dengan bilangan penutur seramai 300 juta orang pada masa kini.

Terdahulu, Ketua Menteri Sarawak Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud berkata kerajaan negeri akan sentiasa
memberi sokongan dan dorongan yang padu kepada program Bulan Bahasa Kebangsaan untuk

Walaupun Sarawak memperjuangkan bahasa Malaysia lebih lambat dibandingkan di Semenanjung,
beliau berkata ia telah menjadi satu kaedah penyatuan bagi masyarakat berbilang kaum di negeri ini,
yang mempunyai pelbagai loghat dan bahasa.--BERNAMA

Tajuk Artikel: Dasar negara yang dinamik serta praktikal berjaya
bangunkan negara
Sumber / Tarikh: Bernama Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

KOTA KINABALU, 6 Okt (Bernama) -- Kejayaan Malaysia memupuk perpaduan dan seterusnya
menstabil serta membangunkan negara adalah hasil penggubalan dan pelaksanaan dasar-dasar yang
dinamik serta praktikal dengan mengambil kira keperluan semua kaum dalam negara.

Ketua Menteri Sabah Datuk Seri Musa Aman berkata dasar-dasar seperti Dasar Ekonomi Negara
(DEB), Dasar Pembangunan Nasional (DPN), Dasar Penswastaan dan Dasar Pensyarikatan Malaysia
jelas mencerminkan sikap proaktif dan pragmatik kerajaan.

Dalam ucapannya semasa merasmikan Seminar Dasar Malaysia di sini Selasa, katanya beliau
menyifatkan tema yang dipilih untuk seminar iaitu 'Dasar sebagai Landasan Pembangunan Bangsa dan
Negara' sememangnya tepat kerana pembangunan dalam sesebuah negara, negeri atau peringkat
kerajaan tempatan sekalipun, sememangnya tidak dapat dipisahkan dengan dasar negara.

Teks ucapan beliau dibacakan oleh Menteri di Jabatan Ketua Menteri Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran Dandai.
Seminar tiga hari itu yang dihadiri oleh anggota perkhidmatan Kerajaan Persekutuan, Kerajaan Negeri
dan juga kerajaan tempatan untuk membincangkan dasar-dasar serta enakmen Negara dan Negeri itu
dianjurkan oleh Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sabah dengan kerjasama kerajaan negeri.

Beliau berkata hari ini didapati antara dasar yang terpenting di sesebuah negara ialah dasar perpaduan
nasional dan bagi negara seperti Malaysia yang terdiri daripada berbilang bangsa, budaya dan agama,
ianya sememangnya bukan mudah.

Dalam pada itu, gagasan '1Malaysia' cetusan idea Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak juga
menjadi wadah penting dalam usaha merealisasikan matlamat perpaduan nasional, katanya lagi.

"Gagasan ini perlu diterjemahkan dalam bentuk amalan, program, rancangan dan dasar-dasar yang
menyokong kerana jikalau tidak, ia akan tinggal sebagai satu slogan semata-mata dan tidak membawa
impak yang benar-benar memberi manfaat kepada semua," tegas beliau.-- BERNAMA

Tajuk Artikel: Kafe judi sebelah pejabat parlimen diserbu
Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

KOTA DAMANSARA - Tidak serik meskipun sudah beberapa kali diserbu! Sebuah busat pusat siber di
Seksyen 8 dekat sini yang terletak hanya bersebelahan Pejabat Ahli Parlimen Subang diserbu sekali
lagi semalam.

Dalam operasi berkenaan, sebanyak 34 set komputer dirampas oleh sepasukan Penguatkuasa Majlis
Bandaraya Petaling Jaya MBPJ yang bersembunyi di sebalik pusat permainan snooker.

Pengarah Penguatkuasa (MBPJ) Fauzi Maarop berkata, operasi dilakukan berdasarkan aduan orang

Menurut beliau, kedua-dua pusat permainan snooker itu juga tidak berlesen akan dikenakan tindakan di
bawah Undang –Undang Kecil Pusat Siber dan Kafe Siber MBPJ 2007 yang boleh didenda maksimun
RM1,000 hingga RM2,000 jika sabit kesalahan.

Selain itu katanya, pemilik juga dikenakan tindakan di bawah Enakmen Tempat-Tempat Hiburan
(MBPJ) MBPJ 1995 iaitu kompaun, sita serta denda maksimun RM 25,000

―Ini merupakan operasi rutin yang dijalankan oleh pihak MBPJ bagi mengatasi masalah penularan
premis kafe siber judi ini,‖ katanya.

Dalam operasi tersebut, pemilik pusat siber menggunakan pintu magnet untuk menyukarkan tugas
anggota penguatkuasa namun taktik itu berjaya digagalkan.
Tajuk Artikel: MPS keluar notis tunggakan RM51 juta
Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

BANDAR BARU SELAYANG – Sebanyak 64,159 notis dengan tunggakan cukai taksiran berjumlah
RM50,789,140 dikeluarkan Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS).

Pada 1 September lalu, MPS mengenakan caj pada Notis E sebanyak RM20 bagi setiap akaun pemilik
yang masih tidak menjelaskan cukai taksiran.

Yang Dipertuanya, Datuk Zainal Abidin Azim berkata, notis terbabit dikeluarkan setelah tamat tempoh
bagi membuat pembayaran berkaitan pada 31 Ogos lalu.

―Notis ini akan tamat pada 31 Oktober ini. Jadi, kepada pemilik berkenaan diminta menjelaskan
tunggakan terbabit segera.

―Ini disebabkan selepas itu, waran tahanan akan dikeluarkan bagi pemilik gagal menjelaskan tunggakan
cukai taksiran,‖ katanya kepada Sinar Harian selepas ditemui Mesyuarat Penuh MPS, di sini, semalam.

Pada perkembangan sama, menurutnya MPS mengadakan perbincangan bersama pemaju dan pemilik
mempunyai tunggakan cukai taksiran tertinggi baru-baru ini.

―Dalam mesyuarat itu, sebanyak 13 pemilik dipanggil dan tujuh pemilik telah hadir serta berbincang
mengenai kaedah pembayaran cukai taksiran. ―Bagi pemilik yang tidak hadir, MPS akan membuat
lawatan ke premis pemilik berkenaan bagi membincangkan masalah tunggakan cukai terbabit,‖

Menurutnya, MPS juga akan mengenakan tindakan undang-undang ke atas dua pemilik kerana didapati
gagal membuat bayaran setelah tamat tempoh masa diberikan.

Zainal berkata, malahan pemilik berkenaan dikenakan tindakan setelah didapati gagal menghadiri
mesyuarat itu walaupun dipanggil berbuat demikian beberapa kali.

 ―Untuk makluman, MPS berjaya mengutip tunggakan cukai taksiran sebanyak RM7.6 juta atau 75
peratus, manakala cukai semasa pula adalah sebanyak RM67 juta atau 82.85 peratus.

―Pada masa sama, kita akan meneruskan lagi usaha mengutip tunggakan cukai serta cukai semasa,‖
Tajuk Artikel: Ahli Majlis persoal isu tanah rizab jalan
Sumber / Tarikh: Sinar Harian Online 06 Oktober 2009 – Selasa

KAJANG – Pencerobohan dan penyalahgunaan terhadap tanah rizab jalan oleh segelintir individu tidak
bertanggungjawab di sini memerlukan perhatian serta tindakan serius pihak berwajib.

Ahli Majlis, Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (MPKj), Tan Han Kuo berkata, pihaknya tidak boleh menerima
jawapan yang diberikan pegawai bertanggungjawab melakukan siasatan bahawa tanah lapang itu
adalah rizab kawasan lapang.

Menurutnya, pihaknya bukan sahaja mengenai status tanah itu ingin diketahui tetapi maklumat yang
lebih penting adalah bagaimana tanah itu boleh bertukar milik menjadi milik individu.

―Saya ingin mendapatkan kronologi kes dan siasatan yang telah dilakukan berkaitan dengan tanah
lapang yang telah jatuh ke tangan individu lain malah dipercayai kini ia dimiliki oleh empat orang.

―Apabila mengajukan pertanyaan kepada Jabatan Perancang MPKj, mereka menyatakan bahawa tanah
itu adalah kawasan lapang tetapi ia telah dimohon oleh individu,‖ katanya kepada Sinar Harian di sini.

Han Kuo berkata, pihaknya menerima aduan berkaitan dengan kawasan lapang yang jatuh ke tangan
individu lain itu pada Oktober tahun lalu dan membangkitkannya dalam Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Kecil
Infrastruktur Dan Lalu Lintas.

Beliau berkata, persoalan terus timbul bagaimana dan mengapa rizab kawasan lapang itu boleh jatuh
ke tangan individu malah dipercayai kini ia di pagar sendiri oleh individu itu.

Sementara itu, Yang Dipertua MPKj, Datuk Hasan Nawawi Abd Rahman mengulas perkara itu pula
berkata, memang ada permohonan di Pejabat Daerah Hulu Langat (PDH) tetapi MPKj tiada kuasa
untuk memberi kelulusan sebaliknya hanya boleh memberi ulasan berkenaan permohonan berkenaan.

―Pegawai berkenaan juga telah melawat ke tanah lapang itu dan hasil lawatan mendapati 1.8 meter
daripada tanah lapang itu adalah rizab jalan dan selebihnya adalah kawasan hijau,‖ katanya.

Penduduk mohon pembinaan bangunan KRT

Penduduk setempat pernah cuba memohon tanah lapang itu juga bagi tujuan membina bangunan
Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) bagi memudahkan setiap aktiviti yang akan diadakan.

Pengerusi Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) Seksyen 7, Bandar Sungai Long (BSL), Jackson Kay
berkata, mereka membuat permohonan di MPKj bagi membina bangunan KRT di tapak Taman
Permainan Seksyen 7, BSL tahun lalu tetapi ia ditolak.

―Penolakan permohonan dengan alasan tidak boleh mempunyai sebarang struktur di atas tapak
permainan maka mereka membuat permohonan di tanah lapang itu bagi tujuan yang sama.
―Terdapat kerja pembersihan dilakukan di kawasan lapang pada September lalu dan telah bertanya
kepada kontraktor itu mengapa kawasan lapang tersebut dibersihkan maka kontraktor itu menunjukkan
lakaran plan tentang pemilikan tanah,‖ katanya.

Jacky mendakwa, tanah tersebut telah jatuh ke tangan empat orang individu dan difahamkan
permohonan dibuat pada Mac 2007 manakala kelulusan diperoleh pada Mac 2008.

Dia juga mendakwa, empat individu itu masing-masing memiliki tanah seluas 219.6, 178.2,178.5 dan
221.1 meter persegi dan sehingga kini masih tiada kawasan untuk pembinaan bangunan KRT

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