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Saturday, June 16, 2007
MORE PICS – Home-made Bomb Exploded - Puduraya Bus terminal Platform 7; 11-Year Girl picked Up Food Wrapper Exploded Badly burning hand, face & hair
The police is now waiting for the detailed chemist report to determine the actual contents of the home made bombs and they have not ruled out it is the work of the Thai Militants.What was the motive ofthis bombing incident? What was the message it is trying to convey? The police are trying to solve this mystery. Any connection with the spate of incidents in the Thai-Malaysian border or a reactionary support to the detained terrorists in Indonesia?. Will this bomb incident frighten off the packpackers tourists using buses as their major mode of travel within the country?
ABOVE: The CID Director Christopher Wan Soo Kee assured tourists they need not worry about security in public places. = = == =
Puduraya blast may be work of southern Thai militants Bernama, Via NST
KUALA LUMPUR, SAT.: Police are not ruling out the possibility that last night’s bomb explosion at the concourse of the Puduraya bus terminal here could be the work of militants from southern Thailand. Dang Wangi OCPD ACP Muhammad Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman said police are conducting thorough investigations to establish whether militants were responsible for the incident in which a 11-year-old girl was injured. “There are many possibilities on who created this mess. Many things crossed our mind. We are investigating the incident from many angles.
“Maybe it is the work of an insane person to scare away the public or someone’s plan to tarnish Malaysia’s image as this year being the Visit Malaysia Year,” he told Bernama after a briefing by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan for state chief police officers, state CID chiefs and OCPDs from throughout the country. Zulkarnain also said police were waiting for the chemical report from the forensics department to determine the actual content of the home-made bomb. “We are viewing the two closed-circuit television cameras installed near the bus platforms. We’ve questioned several eye-witnesses but have not ascertain the motive of the incident,” he said. Preliminary investigations reveal a bag containing a tin of glue and a motorcycle battery was tied to an empty mineral water bottle.
Bomb the work of amateurs; NST, KUALA LUMPUR, Sun.:
17 Jun 2007
The homemade bomb which exploded at the Puduraya bus terminal on Thursday has been described as crude and amateurish, and not the work of professionals. Acting city police chief SAC I Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin said the bomb was believed to be a combination of saltpetre and motorcycle battery, something easily learnt from the Internet. "We are still gathering information and have several teams working on the case, including the bomb disposal unit and a forensic team."Nothing has been established yet, the motive and culprit remain unknown although we are working round-the-clock," he said. Zulhasnan said the public should not be alarmed, adding, however, that they should alert the police if they noticed anything suspicious or wires attached to packages or boxes. Saltpetre is a salty-tasting white powder generally used to preserve meats. However, it is also used in the production of explosives.
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ABOVE: Platform 8 opposite platform 7 where the bomb exploded; BELOW: The area was cordoned off for police to gather evidence = = == = == = == = = =Saturday June 16, 2007; Little girl injured in explosion at Puduraya
By RASHITHA A. HAMID KUALA LUMPUR: An 11-year-old girl was injured when what is believed to be a homemade bomb exploded at the concourse of Puduraya bus terminal here. Aqilah Nadiah Zamzar suffered burns on her face and several parts of her body when the explosives, which was placed inside a snack wrapper and left on a concrete bench at the entrance to platform seven, went off at yesterday. Policemen cleaning the area where the homemade bomb exploded at the Puduraya bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur last night. She was sitting on the bench while her aunt and a cousin were about to sit down when the bomb exploded.
ABOVE: What was left after the contents exploded and BELOW; a closed up views. The curious girl tried to lift a plastic bag left on a seat beside where she was seating when it suddenly exploded.
The three were waiting to board a bus to Kota Tinggi.No one else was hurt in the incident.Bus operations at the terminal were not disrupted although the affected area was cordoned off. Aqilah was rushed to the Kuala LumpurHospital and was admitted to the paediatric ward.
ABOVE: the plastic bottle near the darkened bench and BELOW: Details of the can of glue
Acting city police chief SAC (I) Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin, who confirmed that the explosion was caused by explosives placed inside a food wrapper, said police were investigating the content of the explosives. “We have collected evidence from the scene and hope it will help in our investigations,” he said when met at the scene.
It is learnt that batteries, a can, mineral water bottle and gunpowder were found at the scene. SAC Zulhasnan said police would also look at the CCTV footage at the terminal.Puduraya shopkeeper Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman, who was a few metres away from the scene, said he heard a very loud explosion. He said he immediately ran to the spot and found a little girl crying with injuries on her face and body. “I carried her to the police beat base at the bus terminal before the officers called an ambulance,” he said. Another shopkeeper Zainon Othman, 45, said she heard a loud sound like a bus tyre bursting and then saw smoke right in front of her shop. “I then saw a man carrying a little girl and running towards the police beat base,” she said.
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ABOVE: Cleaning up after all the evidence were collected
11-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured In Explosion
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) -- An 11-year-old girl was badly injured in her hands and face in an explosion incident at the Pudu Raya bus terminal here Friday night. City acting police chief SAC I Zulhasnan Najib Baharuddin said in the incident, Atykah Nadiah Zamzar was believed to have tried to lift a plastic bag left on a seat beside where she was seating when it suddenly exploded. "The blast caused both her hands and her face to be badly burnt while a large portion of her hair was singed," he told reporters at the scene.
Atykah Nadiah was sent to the Kuala LumpurHospital for treatment. When the incident happened, Atykah was with an aunt waiting for a bus at Platform 7 of the terminal for a journey south. Zulhasnan said initial investigations found
MORE PICS & Views – Say NO to Greedy Billionaire Quek Leng Chan – Swapping 750 Acre UM Campus to Cheap Sepang Land; PM Abdullah: Prefers NO Change
Motto - Ilmu Punca Kemajuan; "Knowledge is the Key to Progress" Established 1949 First Public University The carrots being dangled by this greedy billionaire Tan Sri Quek (ABOVE) would be very difficulty to resist and to be ignored by the cronies behind the corridors of powers who would have an influential say in the relocation. This is NOT the first time that heritage "landmarks” are being swapped for other places. They had done it to schools and why must a University be spared?. The present opposition is those who have a sentimental feeling and who had passed through this prestige portal, having graduated from there. The Prime minister is one of them and all he said was "if possible" no change. There are other strong political forces behind this idea and it was not an overnight decision. It was mooted quite long time back and sounded to the powers that be and was only made know recently after the leakage and the share prices of that company shot up by 87.3 %.
It will be delayed and usual the studies for the pros and cons (see Najib classical response) would take place.But with the lobbying help of the greedy politicians who can be made instant millionaires overnight, it is just a matter of time.
The University of Malaya (or Universiti Malaya in Malay; commonly abbreviated as UM) is the oldest university in Malaysia, and is situated on a 750 acre (300 ha) (3.0 km�) campus in southwest Kuala Lumpur, the capital city and located in the satellite city ofPetaling Jaya. It is widely recognised as the top university in Malaysia, and many prominent Malaysians are alumni of UM. The University of Malaya grew out of a tradition of service to society. Its predecessors, the King Edward VII College of Medicine established in 1905 and RafflesCollege in 1929, had been established to meet urgent demands, one in medicine and the other in education. When the two came together to form the University of Malaya in October 1949, this was so that they might perform together an even greater service — to help lay the foundations of a new nation by producing a generation of skilled and educated men. Hence, the University of Malaya was established on 8 October 1949 as a national institution to serve the higher education needs of the Federation of Malaya and Singapore. The first faculty to be established was the Engineering Faculty under the able leader ship of the late Prof Chin Fung Kee (the designer & consultant of the Penang bridge)
The growth of the University was very rapid during the first decade of its establishment and resulted in the setting up of two autonomous Divisions in 1959, one located in Singapore (later becoming the National University of Singapore) and the other in Kuala Lumpur (retaining the name University of Malaya).
In 1960, the government of the two territories indicated their desire to change the status of the Divisions into that of a national university. Legislation was passed in 1961 founding the University of Malaya on 1 January 1962. The university motto, "Ilmu Punca Kemajuan" (Knowledge is the Key to Success), reflects the philosophy of the University in its constant endeavour to seek knowledge in all fields to produce successful graduates and a successful nation. Universiti of Malaya is headed by a lady for the first time when Datuk Rafiah Salim RS profile took over as Vice-Chancellor on May 1, 2006.
The university was ranked 89th in the 2004, and dropped to 169, in the 2005, among the world's best universities table, according to The Times' Higher Education guide. THES Ranking 2006 for WorldUniversity brought University of Malaya to 192 position.
= = == = == June 16, 2007 PM Says UM Should Stay Put At Present Location
KEPALA BATAS, June 16 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today the main campus of Universiti Malaya should be retained at its present location in Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur and not make way for a proposed commercial development.
ABOVE: PM Abdullah responding to newsmen on the suggested relocation of UM
"The location is adequate for the university's operations. If possible, I want the campus to be retained there," he told reporters after launching the "Semarak Merdeka", one of the programmes held in conjunction with the country's 50th anniversary of independence celebrations this year. He said the university could open branch campuses elsewhere if necessary. It was reported yesterday that real estate company Guocoland (M) Berhad has offered to relocate the university to Sepang in order to develop its present site into a RM10 billion commercial and residential hub. That plan is reportedly objected to by the university's academic staff association, alumni,lecturers, administrators and undergraduates. Abdullah, himself a graduate of Universiti Malaya, said that personally he would not want the university to be relocated.He said the university was the country's first institution of higher learning and had produced many graduates who now served in the public and private sectors. "Universiti Malaya is the first institution of higher learning established in the country and has served the nation well," he said. Asked why there was an offer now to relocate the university, Abdullah said: "Perhaps they see the value and benefit of turning the area into a commercial zone."
= = = == June 16, 2007 Najib Seeks Explanation From Mustapa On UM Relocation
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will seek an explanation from Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and Universiti Malaya administration on the plan by a property developer to acquire the site of the country's premier university for commercial development. The Deputy Prime Minister said he would ask for a report from Mustapa and the university's administration on the proposed relocation plan. "I cannot make any decision without talking to the minister concerned," he told reporters after witnessing the departure of trainees for the third and fourth series of the National Service (NS) programme at the Bukit Jalil Stadium ground here today. The government would get the feedback from the UM administration first before making a decision, Najib said when asked to comment on plans by Guocoland (M) Berhad, a company controlled by millionaire Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan, to relocate UM to Sepang in order to develop the site into a commercial and residential hub worth RM10 billion. He said the matter is still being discussed at the UM administration level and had not been referred to the cabinet.
The company's proposal to relocate UM had met with objections and arouse the anger of various parties including former vice-chancellor Royal Prof Ungku Aziz. An enraged Ungku Aziz described as "crazy" and "ill-bred" the plan to acquire and develop the UM site.He said the developer had no sense of patriotism as he was prepared to offer a price for the priceless national heritage. The UM Board of Governors had also asked the university's administration to write to the Securities Commission to object to any move to shift the university. Its acting chairman Datuk Dr Zulkefli A. Hasan said the board was in the dark over the plan to relocate the university to Sepang. The relocation plan was also opposed by the university's academic staff union, UM Alumni Association, lecturers, administrators and students. = = = == = == ==== = = = == June 14, 2007 Alumni Objects To UM's Relocation
PETALING JAYA, June 14 (Bernama) -- The Universiti Malaya Alumni Association has objected to any plan to relocate the university to allow its present site to be redeveloped by a private company. Its president, Datuk Noordin Abdul Razak, said the university sat on a strategic location and was complemented by the presence of public transport services like buses and LRT which had greatly benefited the students. He was responding to a newspaper report on Tuesday that a company had submitted a bid to develop the site and to relocate the university to Sepang. The university management was surprised with the report and said that it would not let the university to be relocated
= = == Thursday June 14, 2007 We are not moving, stresses UM don
PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya (UM) has no plan to relocate to its campus,
describing the present location as one of its strengths. "UM would like to state categorically that it is not relocating from its current location nor is it in any negotiations with any parties to that effect," said the university's International and Corporate Relations Office director Associate Prof Dr Khoo Boo Teong in a statement yesterday. According to a news report on Tuesday, property developer GuocoLand (Malaysia) Bhd, controlled by Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan, had made a bid for the UM grounds. The report said that if the bid was approved, the development would complement GuocoLand's planned RM1.2bil Damansara City development project and the university would be relocated to Sepang, where the company has a landbank of 4,860ha (present size of UM campus is 300 ha). A company source was quoted as saying that such a development was estimated to have a gross development value of RM10bil. Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed also said it was "absolutely not true" that the university was relocating. "UM's location is very historic. It is staying put," he said after chairing the ministry's post-Cabinet meeting yesterday. UM vice-chancellor Datuk Rafiah Salim (BELOW) expressed shock. "The university is a heritage. You can't just pluck it out and put it somewhere else. The university management will not allow it," she said fromLondon yesterday.
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Shock over township plan for UM campus Jun 13,
Former academician Dr Syed Husin Ali has expressed shock over news that Universiti Malaya (UM) will relocate its campus from Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, to a large swath of undeveloped land in Sepang Selangor. "I was shocked and a great number of the UM Alumni have expressed consternation on hearing that there is a plan to relocate UM to Sepang," said Syed Husin in a statement today The move is reportedly part of a property developer's proposal to turn the 300ha campus into a commercial and residential township to complement its RM1.2 billion Damansara City project. According to Business Times yesterday, GuocoLand Bhd - a property developer controlled by billionaire banker Quek Leng Chan - has made a bid for the university grounds.
Citing sources, the newspaper said the company intends to develop a commercial and residential township on the area, which has an estimated gross development value of RM10 billion. If the proposal is approved, the university will be relocated to the developer's 4,860ha land bank in Sepang. Syed Husin said: "Apparently, the plan aims to kill two birds with one stone, one, to maximise profits from the development of the present university site and, two, the sale of these bungalows and villas to university staff, which it would otherwise face great difficulty to dispose of."Presumably, it hopes to sell these to the university staff, if it succeeds in relocating UM." He noted that there is "little or no concern" over the impact of the move. "The intended relocation will certainly (disrupt) the lives of thousands of academic and non-academic staff of the university and their families," said Syed Husin, a former lecturer at the university and now deputy president of the opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat.
The campus was established in 1959, after the university was set up as anautonomous entity following its separation from the University of Malaya, Singapore. Although there were lobbies to site the campus near Johore Bahru and elsewhere, the location remained even after Universiti Malaya was officially founded in 1962. "The UM has developed into an institution with a strong historical and academic tradition. It has served higher education well and contributed considerably towards the process of nation building. A large number of its graduates have been and are important political and administrative leaders of the country," said Syed Husin. "Universiti Malaya and Lembah Pantai are one, the same and inseparable. There should be no attempt to separate them, especially if entirely for commercial purposes that will enrich only a handful few who are already extremely rich." GuocoLand's share price gained 87.3 percent six days prior to yesterday to RM3.26. Registered in Singapore, the property developer recently announced plans to invest US$5.4 billion in China.
MORE PICS & Video – PM Abdullah & Jeanne Abdullah Wedding Reception for Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers & their wives; Audience with King & Queen
Sunday STAR, June 17, 2007; Jeanne an Umno member now
ABOVE: With the membership Certificate, Jeanne is a confirmed member of UMNO Bertam branch and BELOW: Abdullah seems to be saying :"It's no joke", KEPALA BATAS: Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, has officially become an Umno member of the Bertam branch here. Abdullah himself presented her with the membership card at the Bertam Sports Complex yesterday. “Jeanne will register as a voter for the Kepala Batas constituency,” he told reporters after launching membership cards for Penang Umno members and the Semarak Merdeka, marked by Putra Umno's run from Butterworth to Kepala Batas from to .
Abdullah handing over an Umno membership card to Jeanne after launching the party membership and loyalty card at Bertam Sports Complex in Kepala Batas, Penang. Abdullah said all Umno division and branch chiefs should ensure that their members were registered voters. “Many Umno members have not registered as voters and I hope they will do so soonest and exercise their rights in the next election.” He said Barisan Nasional should still remain the ruling coalition when the country celebrates its 100th year of Independence in 2057.
He said Barisan had set a track record where the people live in peace and their income increase as a result of fair distribution of the country’s economic wealth.“We are with the rakyat and for the rakyat and I hope you will continue to support us for a better future,” he added. Abdullah gave awards to senior Umno veterans and presented membership cards to Penang Umno division heads.He also presented bicycles to families for recreational activities around the 3km route BicycleGarden, which he had earlier launched at the sports complex.
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ABOVE: Abdullah scoping a spoonful of "pulut kuning" and look at Jeanne's Pearl studded diamond ring and BELOW: into her mouth
BELOW: Farewell to all...they waved
= = == == == = == = == = == = = = = ABOVE: PM Abdullah arriving with Jeanne at Kepala Batas UMNO division meeting and BELOW: Guests were given drinking water with labels showing pics of the wedded couple = = = = == = = = = == = = ABOVE & BELOW: PM Abdullah & Jeanne feeding each other with "pulut kuning" - yellow glutinous rice after the meeting with Kepala Batas Umno committee members
ABOVE: Thousands of people at Kepala Batas came to have a look at his "new wife"
Saturday June 16, 2007; Kepala Batas abuzz over PM and wife’s visit; STAR
KEPALA BATAS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah made their first public appearance together in his hometown here yesterday. About 3,000 local leaders and residents had gathered early to get a glimpse of the two who stopped at Abdullah’s family house in Jalan Perak.The couple offered prayers at the grave of Abdullah’s parents next to the Jamiul Al-Badawi’s Mosque along the same road. Abdullah also attended Friday prayers at the mosque where the newlyweds were treated to a kenduri.
ABOVE: PM Abdullah performing Friday prayers with the people of Kepala batas (BELOW)
Abdullah thanked the well-wishers for their prayers and wishes.The couple spent about 30 minutes at the kenduri before Abdullah chaired the Kepala Batas Umno division meeting.Guests were given Malay traditional cakes and bunga telur in bags, which had the picture of the couple. The residents here were all smiles at having the chance to congratulate Abdullah and Jeanne.Apom balik seller Safrizal Rangkayobasa, 70, said he congratulated the premier after joining him for Friday prayers. “I am happy he found someone to take care of him. I wish them a happy marriage and May Allah bless them with long life,” he said. Car sales representative Ruzana Said, 32, from Bertam said she took half-day off from work to catch a glimpse of the couple.
Ruzana described Jeanne as pretty with a fair complexion. Azizah Yahaya, 50, from Kampung Permatang Tinggi said she was glad that Abdullah did not forget to introduce his wife to the people from his hometown. Healthcare centre consultant Steven Yeap, 23, said although he did not attend the kenduri, he managed to catch a glimpse of the couple when they got into their car. “It is nice of him to come back and introduce his wife to his friends and relatives here,” he said. Kepala Batas MIC division chairman Datuk M. Sivanathan, 60, said the Indians in Abdullah’s Kepala Batas constituency were happy for the prime minister.Members from various political parties and organisations presented gifts and took photographs with the couple.
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Abdullah, Jeanne Attend Tahlil Prayers During Kepala Batas Visit
KEPALA BATAS, June 15 (Bernama) -- Thousands of people from all walks of life attended a feast here today to celebrate Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's marriage to Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah. Prior to that, the couple attended tahlil prayers organised by the committee members of the Al Jamiul Badawi and Kampung Baru Mosques here. Present were the Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and his wife Toh Puan Majmor Shariff, Penang Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Abdullah and state executive councillors.In his speech, Abdullah thanked the people who organised the event as well as those who turned up. This was Abdullah and Jeanne's first visit to his Kepala Batas parliamentary constituency since their wedding in Putrajaya on Saturday.
UPDATE: June 15, 2007
Abdullah, Jeanne Visit Parents' Graves KEPALA BATAS, June 15 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah visited his parents' graves in the compound of the Al-Jamiul Badawi Mosque here Friday.The couple, who was accompanied by Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and wife, Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, arrived at 9.20am and was greeted by close relatives and the mosque committee members.
ABOVE: PM Abdullah & Family at the grave site of his prayers and BELOW: performing prayers This is Jeanne's first visit to Kepala Batas, which is Abdullah's parliamentary constituency, since her marriage to the prime minister in Putrajaya last Saturday.Abdullah and Jeanne were at the graveyard for 10 minutes, reciting prayers for his parents, Datuk Ahmad Badawi Abdullah and Datuk Kailan Hassan.Jeanne's daughters, Nadiah and Nadene, were also present.After a short rest at his late mother's house, Abdullah then left for Kulim for a closed-door function, leaving Jeanne and her daughters at the house, now occupied by Abdullah's younger brother, Tahir.
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ABOVE & BELOW: the main table
BELOW: the gift from the Ministers
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Wedding Reception for Cabinet& Chief Ministers & their Spouses
Kuala Lumpur, June 14 2007. The wedding reception was held at the official residence at Seri Perdana, Putra Jaya last night four days after the wedding ofPrime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullahin a simple and private ceremony. The elaborate entertainment fete was attended by all cabinet ministers, Chief Ministers and their spouses. The two daughters of Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah were also there. The wedding couple was presented a gift by the Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.
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; King Receives Abdullah, Jeanne
BELOW: PM Abdullah & Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah were summoned by the King for an audience congrstulate them on their wedding
KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah Wednesday granted an audience to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, at the Istana Negara here.
ABOVE: The Queen & Jeanne at the photo session and BELOW: PM Abdullah & the King
The prime minister and Jeanne arrived at the palace at and spent nearly an hour with the royal couple. They marked the occasion with a group photo session. Abdullah married Jeanne in a simple ceremony in Putrajaya on Saturday.
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