Wednesday, October 23, 2013

HELP University awards honorary doctorate to Kim Jong-Un

HELP University Malaysia has awarded an honorary doctorate in Economics to North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

News of the conferment turned viral after a blog entry on Tuesday by detailing the award, started circulating on social media.

The blog quoted a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) article that reported on a ceremony conveying the certificate.

The simple ceremony was held on Oct 3 in the DPR Korean (North Korean) embassy in Kuala Lumpur and was attended by 35 invitees including the HELP University president Datuk Dr Paul Chan and the North Korean ambassador to Malaysia, who received the honour on Kim's behalf.

It was also mentioned that Kim Jong Un was the first foreign head of state to receive the honorary degree from the university.

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Cosplay killing: No indication girl was raped, post-mortem reveals

The body of Ng Yuk Tim was found stuffed into a green suitcase, clad in a T-shirt and underwear, but did not show any signs of sexual abuse.

Selangor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said a post-mortem conducted at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) showed that Ng died of severe head injuries due to three heavy blows to the head and there was no evidence to suggest she was raped.

He also said her body bore no post-mortem injuries from placing her into the suitcase.

"She was discovered in a fetal position," he said when contacted Wednesday.

"There were no signs that her joints were broken in order to fit her into the suitcase.

"We have recorded the statements of more than two individuals, including the victim's parents as well as the 23-year-old main suspect.

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More Underage Girls missing in Malaysia

Elizabeth  ( R ) and Sheila ( L )

Elizabeth disappears for a second time, brother seeks police help

Elizabeth Momay Donny’s (right pic) sudden disappearance from her home has caused anxiety to her family.

Her brother, Edwin, 26, lodged a police report yesterday seeking police assistance to locate.

He said he not only feared for her safety but that she would also be sitting for her SPM exam in November.
Elizabeth Momay Donny

In his police report, Edwin said his sister left their family home in Lane 3, Jalan Kenari at about 3.30pm on Oct 7.

He believed a man had come to fetch her.

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Info leak ban shows insincerity in Putrajaya’s graft fight, Pakatan says

The Penal Code amendment prohibiting the leaking of government information showed that Putrajaya was not serious in combating corruption, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers said today.

PKR’s Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli criticised the amendment, which was passed in Parliament yesterday, for promoting a “yes-man culture” in the civil service, pointing out that the law did not specifically protect leaks of information on corruption.

“What the amendment does is effectively creating a civil service who will not want to rock the boat because there is a heavy price to pay, even if he whistleblows on corruption,” Rafizi told The Malay Mail Online in a text message today from Mecca.

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Cosplay killing: Suspect’s confession not admissible in court

A confession alone is not admissible in court and it does not mean that the person who confessed has committed a crime, said a criminologist.

Prof Dr P. Sundramoorthy, from the School of Sciences in Universiti Sains Malaysia, said that the law was amended a few years ago so that confessions did not carry weight in court anymore.

“We can’t make assumptions. A confession alone does not mean the person is guilty.

The person could be mentally ill or covering up for someone,” he said.

He was commenting on the 23-year-old man who was remanded on Wednesday for the murder of 15-year-old Ng Yuk Tim.

The man supposedly confessed killing Ng to Selangor Community Policing founder Kuan Chee Hong.

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Cosplay killing: Is this the murder weapon?

A photo of a pair of dumbbells posted on the Facebook page of the 23-year-old suspect who allegedly killed teenage girl Ng Yuk Tim could possibly be the weapon used in the act.

The photo of a pair of dumbbells was posted on the suspect's Facebook page on Mar 31, which he described as an impulse buy.

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Three killed in mud flood after water released from Cameron Highlands dam

Three foreigners died when a mud flood occurred at Bertam Valley in Ringlet near here Wednesday.

Water gushed down to the houses constructed on the state drainage and irrigation land from the Sultan Abu Bakar dam at about 1.00am when water was released from the dam as it had reached the danger level.

Cameron Highland OCPD Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said a 51-year-old local died on his way to the hospital in Tanah Rata after a heart attack due to the incident.

The foreign workers have been identified as Md Jahangir Alam, in his 30s from Bangladesh, Kesmat, 46 from Indonesia, and Jarwati, 17.

The man who suffered a heart attack is identified as Tam Tuck Choi.

A total of 38 people have been placed at the Ringlet community hall.

He said as a result of the water released some 3km from the dam, some 10 kongsi houses located at the banks Sungai Bertam were totally destroyed.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Suspect admitted to the killing, says crime watcher

A community crime watcher said the man who last saw 15-year-old Ng Yuk Tim alive had confessed to killing her.

The 23-year-old suspect, who initially claimed that he had dropped the girl off at the Kelana Jaya LRT station at 2pm on Monday, had admitted that he lied, said Selangor Community Policing founder Kuan Chee Hong (pic).

He repeatedly questioned the man on what happened to the girl before he got the confession, Kuan told reporters after handing the suspect to the Petaling Jaya police.

Kuan added that the suspect confessed to trying to rape Ng in his house and had hit her with a dumbbell when she resisted.

Kuan said he met Yuk Tim’s mother at a restaurant in Kelana Jaya after she asked him to help her find her daughter.

“When I arrived, the suspect was also there with her.

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Cosplay killing 15 years old girl die in attempt being raped : Too late for regrets, says suspect

Cosplay killer says too late for regrets.

"Why did you do this?" asked reporters as the suspected killer of 15-year-old Ng Yuk Tim was hauled into the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court on Wednesday morning.

"I don't know...," he replied nonchalantly in a daze.

When asked if he regretted his crime, the 23-year-old said, "It's too late for me to regret."

The man is being remanded by police until October 29 to assist in investigations into the murder of Yuk Tim who was found dead and stuffed in a suitcase on Monday.

Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed this, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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Teenager found dead in suitcase

A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing is believed to have been murdered, with the suspected killer in police custody.

The 23 year-old suspect, a male friend of the girl, led police to her body which was in a suitcase beside Jalan Kebun in Shah Alam.

Selangor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said the suspect confessed to killing the girl in his house and was brought in to the Petaling Jaya police headquarters at 6.30pm.

“He led police to her body in a luggage bag at the side of the road near a kerb at about 8.30pm,” he told a press conference at the site.

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Award-winning American Muslim scholar on Allah ruling: “We are laughing at you”

Reza Aslan says Christians using the word Allah do not pose a threat to Islam.

A well-known American Muslim theologian has joined a long list of critics over the recent Court of Appeal ruling on the use of the word Allah, saying it was a "political decision more than anything else".

"This notion that Malaysian Muslims need to be protected by the court because you can't think for yourself, you can't make decisions on your own. We are laughing at you," said Reza Aslan, speaking on BFM Radio's Evening Edition programme yesterday.

"That you can control people's ideas, their behaviour, their faith and their minds simply by trying to control the words that they use, is absurd. It is an embarassment to a modern, constitutional, democratic and deeply Muslim state like Malaysia," he added.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Judges “misinformed”, Allah ruling tantamount to persecuting Christians - Archbishop Pakiam

The head of the Malaysian Catholic Church today said that the decision of the Court of Appeal on the Allah issue was tantamount to persecuting Christians in Malaysia.

Archbishop Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam (pic) noted that the three judges were grossly misinformed in arriving at the decision to ban Catholic weekly Herald from using the word Allah.

He said Christians in Malaysia have been using the word peacefully for centuries and "we do not accept the statement of these judges".

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Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir for his narrow defeat son of Mahathir lose in UMNO election

The Umno president and his deputy offer words of encouragement and consolation to Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir for his narrow defeat in the vice-presidential race, describing it as a “victory in defeat”.

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