Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MH17: Parliament condemns 'inhumane, uncivilised' act of shooting down plane

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat has unanimously approved a motion tabled by the Prime Minister condemning the "inhumane, uncivilised, violent and irresponsible" action of shooting down Malaysia Airline flight MH17.

No other deal with Ukraine separatists for MH17.

The handing over of the MAS flight MH17's black boxes to Malaysian investigators were carried out without any conditions set by the pro-Russia separatists who are also alleged to have fired the missile which brought down the plane in eastern Ukraine. - Reuters pic, July 23, 2014.The handing over of the MAS flight MH17's black boxes to Malaysian investigators were carried out without any conditions set by the pro-Russia separatists who are also alleged to have fired the missile which brought down the plane in eastern Ukraine. - Reuters pic, July 23, 2014.

There was no separate deal with pro-Russia separatist leader Alexander Borodai for Malaysia to secure the black box, the return of the remains of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as well as safe access to the crash site, Putrajaya said today.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib announced the breakthrough on Monday night with the Ukrainian separatists, who have since handed over the black boxes and remains of most of the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 shot down on July 17.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today all parties understood the importance of the matter to both Malaysia and the world.


INDONESIA:::Prabowo Unggul 54%, Fakta Hasil Pilpres 2014 Ditangan TNI Dan Polri (Uma...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Who shot down Flight MH17? - Inside Story

video click link ....

Who shot down Flight MH17? - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English

MH17: intercepted calls purport to implicate Russia in cover up


Ukraine‘s security service has uploaded what it claims telephone are intercepted phone calls indicate that Russia is trying to get hold of the black boxes from MH17 in an attempt at a cover-up

MH17: Families must be adequately compensated

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) wants the next of kin to be compensated
 and at least one next of kin be given mandatory employment by MAS.
J SolomonPETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) vice-president J Solomon said  the ILO condemns and will not tolerate the shooting down of MH17.
He also added that MAS and the Malaysian government must allocate compensation for the families of the crew killed in the line of duty, which includes mandatory employment.
Solomon said that the gunning down of MH17 is also “a clear signal to everyone that an immediate and swift global intervention is necessary.”

MH17: Crew member’s families to receive pension payment, says Socso

SEPANG: Families of the deceased crew members on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will receive compensation from the Social Security Organisation (Socso) soon.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said the next-of-kin of the 15 crew members will receive a one-off funeral management payout of RM1,500 and a minimum monthly invalidity pension of RM475.

MALAYSIA::: Tips Pemanduan Berhemah (SELAMAT MENYAMBUT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI semoga selamat sampai destinasi)

SETIAP tahun puluhan ribu kemalangan jalan raya dicatatkan, 
terutama ketika musim perayaan pemandu mengambil 
langkah berjaga-jaga, termasuk memastikan keadaan kenderaan sentiasa 
sempurna, terutama sebelum perjalanan jauh, mendapat rehat secukupnya 
sebelum memulakan perjalanan, bersabar dan mematuhi peraturan lalu lintas.

Kadang-kadang, hanya kerana mahu berjimat atau suka bertanggung, 
tidak menukar tayar atau pad brek yang sudah haus menjadi punca kemalangan maut, 
menyebabkan kehilangan orang tersayang. Berikut ialah sedikit panduan yang diharap 
dapat membantu pembaca menjadi pemandu berhemah.

Strong evidence Russian missile used to down MH17

There is ‘extraordinary circumstantial evidence’ that Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels are behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, says the United States. – Reuters pic, July 21, 2014.
There is ‘extraordinary circumstantial evidence’ that Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels are behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, says the United States. – Reuters pic, July 21, 2014.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry laid out "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" yesterday that Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels were behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, hit by weapons obtained from Russia.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Obama says destruction of MH17 is a 'wake-up call' for Europe

Barack Obama has seized on the shooting down of the Malaysian passenger jet to redouble international pressure on Russia over its support for Ukrainian separatists, calling it a “wake-up call” for Europe.
The US president claimed the incident – coming less than 24 hours after the US announced a third wave of economic sanctions against Russia – demonstrated the risks of supplying heavy weapons and support to the rebels and how the impact was “not going to be localised”.

MH17: what we know two days after Malaysia Airlines crash over Ukraine

Two day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here is what is known, and what has been claimed:

A man gestures at a crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
The crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Grabovo in Ukraine Photo: AP

MALAYSIA:::Pekerja MAS terjejas teruk ekoran tragedi dua pesawat, kata kesatuan

Pekerja MAS terjejas teruk ekoran tragedi dua pesawat, kata kesatuan

Tragedi pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370 dan MH17 sememangnya menjejaskan kira-kira 3,000 ahli Kesatuan Kebangsaan Anak Kapal Kabin Malaysia (Nufam) terutamanya daripada segi emosi.
Presidennya Ismail Nasaruddin berkata kesemua ahlinya sukar menghadapi tragedi yang menyebabkan 21 rakan sekerja mereka maut dalam tempoh singkat.

MALAYSIA:::MH17 next-of-kin entitled to Socso compensation

Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said Socso has already been asked to review their relevant procedures and laws to find ways to expedite compensation process for the next of kin.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

MH17 (VIDEO) update - plane crash wreckage offers glimpse into victims' lives

Cameron: culprits who shot down MH17 must be held to account Prime minister speaks after chairing Cobra meeting on Malaysia Airlines jet brought down over Ukraine on Thursday

David Cameron has said that those responsible for the "absolutely shocking" shooting down of the Malysia Airlines jet over Ukraine "must be held to account".
Speaking after a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee, the prime minister also insisted it was too early to know for certain exactly who was to blame for the attack that has killed almost 300 passengers.

MH17 UPDATE VIDEO & PICTURE 'This baby's death is on your conscience, Putin - damn you for centuries': Ukrainian government releases horrific picture of infant lying in a field that it says was killed when rebels shot down MH17

Powerful: The BUK surface-to-air missile system (like this one) that is believed to have shot down flight MH17 is an old Soviet-built weapon designed to engage light aircraft, cruise missiles and drones
  • Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine
  • Body parts and wreckage from flight, headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, spread over nine-mile area
  • Shocking photograph released by Ukrainian government adviser shows an infant victim lying on its own in a field
  • Ukrainian official stepped up rhetorical attack on the Kremlin, accusing Putin of having the infant's blood on his hands
  • Vladimir Putin said that it was the fault of the Ukrainian government for failing to reach a compromise with separatists
  • Exchange fuelled fears that both sides in the Russia-Ukraine conflict are using the crash to further their own agendas
  • Barack Obama accused Russia of supplying arms to the separatist rebels which blasted flight MH17 out of the sky
  • 10 Britons and 189 Dutch have been confirmed dead, along with 27 Australians, 44 Malaysians and one U.S. citizen

Two Australians on downed MH17 lost relatives on missing flight MH370

Pieces of wreckage of the Malaysia Airli
Pieces of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 a day after it crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images
Two of the 28 Australians killed when MH17 was shot down over Ukraine were members of a family who lost two other relatives when MalaysiaAirlines flight MH370 disappeared in March, it has emerged.
Kaylene Mann, from Queensland, lost her brother and sister-in-law, Rod and Mary Burrows, when the plane vanished after diverting from its Beijing to Kuala Lumpur route. On Friday, she learned her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, and Rizk's husband, Albert – both estate agents – had been on board the flight downed over Ukraine. "It's just ripped our guts again," Mann's brother, Greg Burrows, told reporters.

Friday, July 18, 2014

MH17 UPDATE VIDEO & PICTURE :::The tragic victims of Flight MH17: EIGHTY children among the 298 who perished on doomed plane - including a brilliant young British mathematician, Catholic nun, UN worker and leading Aids doctor

  • Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine
  • Body parts and wreckage from flight, headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, spread over nine-mile area
  • Nine Britons and 189 Dutch have been confirmed dead, along with 27 Australians and 44 Malaysians
  • Three Australian children - Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin, aged between eight and 12 - were among those killed
  • An entire Indonesian family - including a five-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, also died in the attack
  • Two British students - Richard Mayne, 20, and Ben Pocock, in his early 20s, were also named as victims today
  • Also named were press officer Glenn Thomas, 49, and Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney
  • As many as 100 of the victims are thought to have been Aids experts on their way to a conference in Melbourne

MH17 - Over 100 on downed Malaysian plane were AIDS workers


MELBOURNE: As many as 100 passengers on the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday were headed to a major international AIDS conference in Melbourne, the Australian government said on Friday.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed that at least 27 Australians were among the 298 passengers and crew on the flight that the United States says was brought down by a surface-to-air missile.
“A number of people who were traveling to Malaysia for an international AIDS conference were also on board,” Bishop told reporters.

MALAYSIA:::Sektor pembuatan terima RM41.7 bilion pelaburan hingga Mei 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Prestasi pelaburan dalam sektor pembuatan dan perkhidmatan berkaitan pembuatan Malaysia dalam tempoh lima bulan tahun ini meningkat sekali ganda kepada RM41.7 bilion, berbanding RM20.8 bilion dalam tempoh sama tahun lalu. 

Sebanyak 96 daripada 349 projek yang diluluskan adalah pelaburan baharu bernilai RM25.2 bilion manakala bakinya terdiri daripada pelaburan semula, pengukuhan dan pengembangan aktiviti yang berjumlah RM16.5 bilion. 

MALAYSIA:::EPF/KWSP: What is the 1st and 2nd Account?

What is the EPF/KWSP?

The Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 (Act 452) provides retirement benefits for members of the EPF through management of their savings contributions. The EPF (also called the KWSP) is a social security institution which administers their members retirement fund using a defined contribution plan. This is different from a government pension which is a defined benefit retirement plan.
Your EPF Account is where all your monthly contributions and that from your employer are credited into.
Effective 1 January 2007, the Account was divided into two parts, namely Account I and Account II.
Contributions received on your behalf from your employer will be credited into the two accounts according to the following percentages:
Account I – 70% of monthly contribution
Account II – 30% of monthly contribution

MH 17 VIDEO - Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: Protecting Airliners from Missile Attacks


MH17 - Ukraine says rebels shoot down Malaysian airliner, 295 dead

(Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said.
Raising the stakes in the East-West showdown between Kiev and Moscow, the official blamed "terrorists" using a ground-to-air missile and Ukraine's prime minister called the downing of the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a "catastrophe".
A Reuters correspondent saw burning wreckage and bodies on the ground at the village of Grabovo, about 40 km (25 miles) from the Russian border in an area where pro-Russian rebels have been active and have claimed to have shot down other aircraft.
The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, interior ministry official Anton Gerashchenko said on Facebook, adding it was "shot down with a Buk anti-aircraft system by terrorists" - the term the Kiev government uses for militants seeking to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia. The dead were 280 passengers and 15 crew.
Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed it had lost contact with its flight MH-17 from Amsterdam. "The last known position was over Ukrainian air space," it said.
A rebel leader said Ukrainian forces shot the airliner down. Ukrainian official said their military was not involved.
Interfax-Ukraine quoted another Ukrainian official as saying the plane disappeared from radar when it was flying at 10,000 metres (33,000 feet), a typical cruising altitude for airliners.
Ukraine has accused Russia of taking an active role in the four-month-old conflict in recent days and accused it earlier on Thursday of shooting down a Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet - an accusation that Moscow denied.
The military commander of the rebels, a Russian named Igor Strelkov, had written on his social media page shortly before the report of the airliner being downed that his forces had brought down an Antonov An-26 in the same area. It is a turboprop transport plane of a type used by Ukraine's forces.

(Writing by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Peter Millership)

Malaysian jet 'shot down' over Ukraine - Europe - Al Jazeera English

A flight tracking website showed that one flight path interrupted in Ukraine []
A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to officials.

The Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was brought down by a buk ground-to-air
missle, a Ukrainian interior ministry adviser said.

"280 passengers and 15 crew members have been killed," Anton Herashchenko wrote on his Facebook page.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko denied his armed forces were
involved in the downing of the airliner. “Armed Forces of Ukraine did
not take action against any airborne targets," Poroshenko said.

Malaysian Airlines confirmed it had lost contact with flight MH17 from Amsterdam, saying on its twitter account that the last known position
of the aircraft was over Ukrainian airspace.

A flight tracking website showed that one flight path interrupted in Ukraine.

The Interfax news agency said the plane came down 50 km short of entering Russian airspace.

It "began to drop, afterwards it was found burning on the ground on Ukrainian territory," an unnamed
 source said.

The plane appeared to have come down in a region of military action where Ukrainian government
 forces are battling pro-Russian separatists.

A separate unnamed source in the Ukrainian security apparatus, quoted by Interfax, said the plane disappeared from radar at a height of 10,000 metres after which it came down near the town of
Malaysian jet 'shot down' over Ukraine - Europe - Al Jazeera English

MH17 Malaysia Airlines plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border - live

"A Boeing Malaysian Airlines that was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur began to descend about 50km before entering Russian airspace, and was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine," an aviation source told Interfax.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SINGAPORE:::Drastic reform needed to give foreign workers a fair deal

THE Committee of Inquiry has reported that worker dissatisfaction was not the cause of the Little India riot. However, it did not rule out the possibility of a future riot caused by work or housing woes ("Give foreign workers a fair deal"; July 6).
Even if only a minority of the more than 770,000 foreign workers here are unhappy and trigger a similar incident, it will have a profound impact on law and order here and affect Singapore's reputation as a safe place to live.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MALAYSIA:::Take pay cut, MAS unions told

Unless the MAS unions are willing to work with the airline to get over its financial woes, nothing is going to change, say economists
MASKUALA LUMPUR: Two economists have advised employees of Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) to get their priorities right to enable the national airline to survive these turbulent times.
Universiti Utara Malaysia’s Prof. Dr. Amir Hussin Baharudin said it would not serve any purpose for the unions to demand a meeting with the Prime Minister without any concrete plans to turn around the airline which itself is overstaffed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

[Exclusive] Al-Qassam Nasyeed Video by Hijjaz

MALAYSIA:::MTUC calls for a five-day work week

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today called on the government to make it compulsory for private sector to implement a five-day work week in a bid to increase productivity.
Its deputy secretary-general, A.Balasubramaniam, said this would also help to streamline the working days with government agencies, departments and the financial institutions.

Monday, July 14, 2014

MALAYSIA:::If local cuisine is no longer authentic

The Penang state government is going to develop policies to ban foreign workers from working as main cooks in hawker food businesses to preserve the authenticity of local hawker cuisine. Once the ban is implemented, hawker licences of violators might be revoked.
Hawker food and heritage sites are Penang's main selling points to attract tourists and thus, they should be preserved and protected. In fact, having foreign workers as main cooks is not a problem faced only by Penang, but also other states, particularly big cities like Kuala Lumpur, where eight out of 10 cooks in hawker stalls are now foreign workers. If the government still takes no appropriate actions to curb the problem and hawker owners still do not face it seriously, hawker food business might soon face self-destruction. Once traditional cuisine losses its authenticity, what else is left in Malaysia's traditional culture?

World Cup workers struggle for basic rights

As many enjoy the World Cup games in Sao Paolo, most remain oblivious to the abusive working conditions of labourers.

Many labourers migrated from rural areas to Sao Paolo looking for work and financial opportunity [Getty Images]

As hundreds of thousands of football fans enjoy the beautiful games in Sao Paulo, many rural 

migrants drawn to Brazil’s commercial capital to build stadiums and other infrastructure projects
 say their lives have been anything but pretty in the lead-up to the mega-event. In fact, many
 labourers who worked on construction projects ahead of the World Cup say they  experienced 
rights abuses, including long hours and dangerous conditions.Flavio, who hails from the Alagoas
 region in northeastern Brazil and didn’t want his real name  published, said weeks of carrying
 50kg bags of concrete and working at heights of 50 meters was too much for some workers.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

MALAYSIA::: Firm denies utilising outsourcing agents

A multinational electronics company has denied the accusation that it breached the law by utilising outsourcing agents to employ foreign workers.
However, according to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), passports of foreign workers employed by the said company were being held by the outsourcing agents, which led to the arrest of one such worker.
In making the claim, MTUC Selangor division chairperson Wan Noorul Azhar Mohd Hanafiah (left) told Malaysiakini that although working contracts are from the company, workers’ affairs are handed to the agents to be handled.
The situation involves 200 foreign workers, a majority of them from countries such as Nepal, Myanmar and Indonesia.
“Since they don’t hold their passports, these workers are at a high risk of getting caught by the police.
“Currently, one has been caught and is still in the lock-up,” he said.
Initially placed at the Bandar Baru Klang police station, the foreign worker in question was transferred to the Section 9 Shah Alam police station.