Photos, Videos: Waterspout In Bintulu And Miri (Oct. 18, 2014)

Photo credit to UnReported News.
Photo credit to UnReported News.

A waterspout was seen in Bintulu, Sarawak along the Kidurong coast at about 10am on Saturday. 

Wikipedia wrote that waterspouts are non-supercell tornado over water; they are small and weak rotating columns of air over water and they do not suck up water.

The Star reported that an employee at Petronas’s Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas LNG plant told The Star that the waterspout came close to the factory.

BERNAMA reported that the waterspout was also seen in Niah area of Miri.

There were also no reports of injuries or property damage in the incident.

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Photos, Video: Pasir Gudang’s Pedestrian Bridge Metal Roofing Collapses

Photo by Mohd Azren Jamaluddin/ Berita Harian.
Photo by Mohd Azren Jamaluddin/ Berita Harian.

The Star reported that two cars, a lorry and a motorcycle were damaged after the metal roofing of a pedestrian bridge along the Pasir Gudang Highway collapsed on Sunday afternoon.

Berita Harian reported that five people were injured in the incident that happened at about 4:30 p. m. during a storm.

The storm had also blown away the roofs of about 30 houses in Taman Kobena, nearby.

Photos: Kuala Lumpur Hit By A Flash Flood, October 1, 2014

The submerged paking lot at Jalan Pinang. (Image: The Star)
The submerged paking lot at Jalan Pinang. (Image: The Star)

Heavy rains caused flash flood that flooded several busy roads in Kuala Lumpur today, causing bad traffic jams during the evening rush hour.

The flash flood also flooded an open parking area in Jalan Sultan Ismail, submerging hundreds of cars in flood water.

Among the flooded roads were Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Yaacob Latif and Jalan Jelatek.

The New Straits Times reported that Jalan Chan Sow Lin had to be closed for traffic until about 5p.m. as traffic policemen helped motorists to get to safer grounds.

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Kota Damansara MRT Concrete Collapsed, 3 Feared Dead

A picture of the fallen beam tweeted by the Fire and Rescue Department (@bombaJBPM).
A picture of the fallen beam tweeted by the Fire and Rescue Department (@bombaJBPM).

A 300 tonne MRT concrete span collapsed at a MRT construction site,  within the former Rubber Research Institute site near Kota Damansara Monday night.

Three workers were feared dead after feared being trapped under the fallen concrete span.

The victims are Bangladesh nationals Mohamad Faruk Khan, Mohammad Elahi Hossain and Mohammad Alauddin Mollik.

The Star reported in its statement, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) said that: 

“A span of the guideway had dislodged from its piers and fallen on the ground below. The span, which was made up of 14 units of segmented box girders, was 38m in length and weighed 300 tonnes. MRT Corp confirms that three workers are unaccounted for and are believed to be trapped underneath. Rescue efforts are currently on-going and an emergency response team is on standby at the site” – The Star.

The Fire and Rescue Department's (@bombaJBPM) tweeted picture showing a K-9 unit at the site.
The Fire and Rescue Department’s (@bombaJBPM) tweeted picture showing a K-9 unit at the site.

Video: Malaysia Receives MH17 Black Boxes

Below is the video of the handling over of the two MH17 black boxes from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) to Malaysian team in Ukraine.

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Malaysia Received MH17 Black Boxes, Remains Left Torez For Kharkiv

A Malaysian investigator, left, takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over by a Donetsk People's Republic official in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
A Malaysian investigator, left, takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over by a Donetsk People’s Republic official in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Five days after Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was allegedly shot out of the sky, Malaysian government had succeeded to establish contact with those in charge of the MH17 crash site.

On July 22, 2014, Malaysian Prime Minister spoke to Alexander Borodai who is in command of the region where the tragedy occurred and established an agreement for Malaysia to recover the remains of the victims and the MH17 black boxes.

(Please click here for: “Prime Minister Najib Razak Statement on MH17 Agreement.”)

Malaysian officials received the two MH17 black boxes from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Ukraine.

Members of the media take pictures as a pro-Russian separatist places black boxes belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on a desk, before their handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. The remains of some of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
Members of the media take pictures as a pro-Russian separatist places black boxes belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on a desk, before their handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. The remains of some of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

The black boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight data, were handed to Malaysian officials by the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Borodai, in front of journalists at the DPR government headquarters in Donetsk.

AFP reported Alexander Borodai as saying, “We will order a ceasefire in an area of 10 kilometres around” the site of the disaster, which killed all 298 people on board the plane.

The DPR leader Alexander Borodai thanked Malaysia and the Netherlands for sending teams here on Monday to resolve the MH17 matter:

“(Our) thanks to Malaysia and Netherlands for coming here without protection or help from Kiev (the Ukrainian government),” he said, according to a rough translation by a local – The Star.

The DPR and Malaysian officials later signed various documents at the handover ceremony .

A representative (seated L) from pro-Russian separatists and Colonel Mohamed Sakri (seated R) of the Malaysian National Security Council sign documents after the handing over of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17's black boxes, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. The remains of some of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai (back L, in blue blazer) handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
A representative (seated L) from pro-Russian separatists and Colonel Mohamed Sakri (seated R) of the Malaysian National Security Council sign documents after the handing over of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17’s black boxes, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. The remains of some of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai (back L, in blue blazer) handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

The Star reported that DPR produced a white sack containing the black boxes which were then inspected and accepted by the Malaysian officials.

A Malaysian expert (C) examines a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during its handover from pro-Russian separatists, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. The remains of some of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
A Malaysian expert (C) examines a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during its handover from pro-Russian separatists, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. The remains of some of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Malaysian National Security Council’s Kol Mohd Shukri then thanked Alexander Borodai for handing the boxes back to Malaysia, saying:

“I would like to convey our sincere appreciation to Borodai for giving us the opportunity and entertaining our special request to hand over the two black boxes to Malaysia.” – The Star.

DPR had released the remains of the victims which had been taken by train to the city of Kharkiv accompanied by six Malaysian members of the recovery team.

The train is expected to arrive in Kharkiv on Tuesday where the remains will be handed over to representatives from the Netherlands and later to be flown to Amsterdam on board a Dutch C130 Hercules, together with the Malaysian team.

Following any necessary forensic work, the remains of Malaysian citizens will then be flown home to Malaysia.

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Lim Guan Eng: DAP Says No To Hudud

DAP’s Lim Guan Eng said that hudud can’t be implemented without consensus.

That was his respond to the Kelantan MB’s statement, saying that PAS will implement hudud laws in Kelantan.

The Star reported that:

The issue of Pakatan supporting hudud, he said, did not arise as DAP was against the implementation of the Islamic law.

He also said, “Pakatan’s position has not changed because DAP’s position in opposing the implementation of the hudud has not changed.” 

Lim pointed out that the opposition pact’s common policy platform and its 2013 General Election manifesto did not mention the implementation of hudud.

He added that neither did it make any mention of the setting up of an Islamic state.

This, he said, had been agreed to by PAS, DAP and PKR – STAR.

Opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) leaders especially its deputy president, Mohamad Sabu always says that DAP’s Lim Guan Eng understands Islam better than UMNO’s Muslims leaders.

So what will PAS’s leaders say when LIm Guan Eng speak out his stand on the hudud issue?

Are they going to blame it on UMNO as another UMNO’s conspiracy?

Malindo Air Plane Catches Fire

Malindo Air's ATR 72-600 plane’s turboprop engine caught fire.
Malindo Air’s ATR 72-600 plane’s turboprop engine caught fire, Wednesday 26, 2014. Image credit to The Star).

A Malindo Air flight to Kuala Terengganu had to turn back to Subang Airport because the ATR 72-600 plane’s turboprop engine caught fire.

Terengganu midfielder Faiz Subri who was in the flight with the rest of the Terengganu FA team posted a picture of the burning engine.

Everyone on board the 7.30am flight was safe.

The Star reported that according to a statement on the Terengganu FA’s website, the team took a replacement flight back to Kuala Terengganu at 10am.

#MH370: The Mystery Of Captain Zaharie, Anwar And Azizah

There is so much mystery and so many speculations regarding the missing flight MH370.

And to add to the mystery, PKR’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, gave contradict statements about their relationship with the MH370’s pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s wife, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah is the president of PKR.

At 0:34 second of the video, Anwar Ibrahim told the parliament that he knows the missing MH370 pilot.

“Tentang tragedi MH370, tentunya kita dah buat berberapa kennyataan dah doakan supaya selamat semuanya. Ada sebahagianya yang saya kenal termasuk juruterbang.”

“About the MH370 incident, we have made (media) statements and prayed that everyone is safe. I know some of them (the passengers and crews), including the pilot.”

Anyway after Britain’s The Mail published a front page story, “Doomed Airliner Pilot Was Political Fanatic”, Anwar’s wife, Wan Azizah told MStar that Anwar does not know Captain Zaharie.

MStar Monday, March 17, 2014 2:09 PM.
MStar Monday, March 17, 2014 2:09 PM.

Then, the medias found out that Wan Azizah and Anwar were lying.

Both PKR leaders actually know Captain Zaharie who is their daughter in-law’s uncle.

Credit to Dr MiM
Credit to Dr MiM

So, Anwar made another statement:

I am not denying that he (Zaharie) is related to one of my in-laws and that I have met him on several occasions. In fact, he is a close friend of (PKR supreme council member and Subang MP) R. Sivarasa, as we said before.” – The Star.

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The Star, March 18, 2014.

But before admiting he knows the pilot, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had claimed that he did not know Captain Zaharie:

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who previously claimed he did not know the pilot of missing MH370 aircraft, has now revealed that, “Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is related to one of my in-laws”. – The Star

“Mr Anwar had earlier denied close links to Mr Zaharie” – News.com.au

“Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader, has stated he saw the pilot at party meetings but did not know him personally.” – Telegraph.co.uk

“Mr Ibrahim has previously said he did not recognise the pilot’s name.” – Mail Online 

I don’t recollect the name, but when the photographs were shown I remembered I had seen him at party meetings. He doesn’t hold positions in the party, but is an active member in the sense that he has been seen with the party’s parliamentary leaders, taking photographs with them,” – South China Morning Post

Why must Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah lied about knowing Captain Zaharie?

It is a mystery…

#MH370: Britain’s The Mail Owned By UMNO?

Frontpage news: The story that was published on The Mail On Sunday. (Credit to The Star for the image)
Frontpage news: The story that was published on The Mail On Sunday. (Credit to The Star for the image)

PKR leaders are furious when Britain’s The Mail on Sunday published, “Doomed Airliner Pilot Was Political Fanatic” on its front page.

The article stated that the missing MH370 pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is “a political fanatic” and an “obsessive” supporter of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

It also reported that the pilot had attended Anwar’s trial at the Court of Appeal and could had been very upset over the court decision hours before he piloted the plane to Beijing.

The Star reported that Anwar rubbished the claims and blamed Umno for creating the perception.

PKR’s Fahmi Fadzil, Tian Chua, N. Surendran, Dr Afif Bahardin, Peter Chong and Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim and PAS’s Suhaizan Kaiat also gave strong statements against the report.

I wonder why are they so ‘aggressive’ over the news when PKR are fighting for the freedom of press?

The report only said that the pilot is a political fanatic and an obsessive supporter Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; well I’m sure he is not the only person who is a ‘political fanatic and an obsessive supporter Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’ – if not how could Anwar claims that a lot of people support him?

Anwar says that he wants press freedom in Malaysia and that overseas medias enjoy the press freedom, so now, why must he be furious and put the blame on UMNO?

Or is UMNO the owner of Britain’s The Mail?