Monthly Archives: June 2011

The most sensational diagram in Malaysia’s judicial history?

Datuk Mazlan Idris, the state assemblyman for Batu Talam, Pahang was murdered in July 1993 by the infamous Mona Fandey and his cohorts, his body found chopped into 18 parts, the following diagram showing exactly how:

Mazlan was lying on the floor face up with his eyes closed to wait for money to fall from the sky. Mona’s assistant Juraimi Hassan then chopped Mazlan’s head off using an axe. They then dismembered and partially skinned the body with various sharp materials, possibly including archery equipment.

Not a very nice thing to do when he’d earlier given them RM500,000 in cash and 10 land titles.

Malaysia’s grooviest Disciplinary Teacher of all time

In most schools, the Guru Disiplin (Disciplinary Teacher) is the most feared teacher in a school.

But probably not in a school in Skudai, Johor.

On 29th August 2010, The Star reported that a parent of a student of that school was shocked when he found sexual performance-enhancing products brochures among his son’s books. The products include drugs, gels and pills.

The boy told him that the brochures were given by the school’s disciplinary teacher who’s also selling the items in them.

Further checking revealed this to be true, confirmed by many teachers and students of that school.

Probably the most impressive photo of Mount Kinabalu

Update 23 January 2013

Another very impressive photo of the mountain – a perfect panoramic view of a sunrise over it.

Photographer: Salim Ibrahim (February 2012).

Mount Kinabalu - Salim Ibrahim 500

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24 June 2011

This breathtakingly beautiful photo was taken by one of Sabah’s best photographers.

Taken from a plane, one would have only a few minutes to catch this shot. Probably a mobile phone camera won’t be able to take a shot of this quality, but a shot is better than not shot at all to catch this glorious view, better get those samsung phone batteries fully charged.

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Aftermath of fight at Lintas, Kota Kinabalu, 21 September 2010

Apparently there was a fight at 3am on the 21st of September 2010 which started at a nightspot in Lintas between 2 army personnel (both found barely alive) and a group of unidentified men.

I did a little CSI around 2pm – probably I have never ever seen so much human blood spilled on the ground.

The least gruesome photo:

The other photos are rather 18SG, probably various weapons were used, including stationary objects like a piece of metal like a thule bike rack at cracksandracks.com.

The best videos are the totally unexpected ones

A boring corporate event, you feel sleepy with the long monotone speeches, then all of a sudden something happens, something you just need to capture on video.

Or another scenario is: you’re speaking onstage in front of many VVIPs, then suddenly someone very close to you snatches your mike and…

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That was Zhang Bin making an announcement live on TV sometime in 2007 when wife and fellow TV person Hu Ziwei snatched everyone’s attention by saying that he’s having an affair.

Can’t make it whether it’s one of those lcd tvs samsung brand.

First in Malaysia: defamation settlement: 100 apology tweets

The Star reported on 3rd June 2011 that for defaming magazine publisher BluInc Media back on 25th January, social activist and PKR VP Nurul Izzah Anwar’s PolSec Fahmi Fadzil had had to do 100 apology tweets over 3 days. If not, he would’ve been hauled to court.

That’s probably a first, not just in Malaysia, but the world when it comes to twitter.

The tweet which he’d had to repeat goes:

I’ve defamed Blu Inc Media & Female magazine. My tweets on their HR policies are untrue. I retract those words & hereby apologise.

He had tweeted that his pregnant acquaintance had tendered her resignation due to poor treatment by her employer at Female mag.

One thing we can learn from this is that: be careful what we write in cyberspace, it might come back and bite us.

And another: you’d become more popular: apparently he gained 1,000 followers.

Fahmi is not the first person to be sued for defamation due to Twitter postings in Malaysia – that honour goes to theSun’s columnist R. Nadeswaran back in March.

Working visit to Kuala Lumpur

A few of us went to several places in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor for a working visit a few days ago.

What was interesting to me was fortuitous timing of events causing ICT Security to make national headlines.

The day we were supposed to visit Cybersecurity Malaysia, the CRO of F-Secure Mikko Hyponnen tweeted at almost 5am Malaysian time about the hacker group Anonymous’ plan to attack malaysia.gov.my. So when we arrived about 9.30 for the visit, it was a very interesting discussion with a person with a major responsibility to deal with the impending attack by probably the world’s most infamous crackers.

Later that day it was a visit to ITU-IMPACT, and we got a view of the other perspective.

Of course the evenings were mostly window shopping for things like Backpacking Boots. Some of us bought watches :-)

Sabah’s top headlines over the years

Mostly politics, some not.

29 July 2012: Upko vice president, chairman of the board of Saham Sabah Berhad, and Sabah Badminton Association (SBA) President, YB Senator Datuk Maijol Mahap quit Upko.

24 July 2012: Upko deputy president, Tuaran Member of Parliament and ex-Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Wilfred Bumburing quits as Tuaran Barisan Nasional chief. Following in his footsteps are Upko’s Permanent Chairman, Datuk Herman Tiongsoh and Upko supreme council members Denis Gimpah, Lesaya Lopog Sorudim and Petrus Guriting. Later, local PBS figure John Hussein quit his party.

20 July 2012: Umno supreme council member, Beaufort Member of Parliament, federal Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, and ex-Deputy Chief Minister, Janang Gayuh Datuk Seri Panglima Kolonel Dr Hj Lajim Ukin quits the Umno branch chief and announced that he would not be defending his divisional chief post.

Sept 2008: SAPP leaves BN

13th April 2007: Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat resigns as minister and Deputy Chief Minister

1999: Yahya Lampong leaves Umno to join Bersekutu, then rejoins Umno, all within a very short time

27 Dec 1996: 200 die in storm (Greg)

1995: Daily Express’ world exclusive: Barings Bank broker Nick Leeson fled Singapore via Sabah, even stayed at the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort. If you didn’t know, Leeson is the original Rogue Trader who was responsible for the biggest financial scandal of the 20th century – the collapse of Barings, the personal bank of The Queen, and which had funded the Napoleonic Wars.

1994: 3 weeks after being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sabah, Tan Sri Pairin was forced to resign after many PBS Assemblymen quit the party, leaving PBS with only a few assemblymen. Some assemblymen were quoted to have said “I will never leave PBS” in the local papers, but subsequently left.

1994?: Tun Mustapha joins PBS

October 1990: PBS leaves BN 4 days before general elections

May 1990-1991: Operation Talkak: 7 Sabahans detained under the ISA over their alleged plans to secede Sabah from Malaysia, the first in May 1990 and last in May 1991, including Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili and Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.

March-May 1986: Bombs explode in KK and Tawau

September 1985: 11 people killed and several injured when 15 armed pirates landed on Lahad Datu town and fired randomly at the public before robbing a bank of RM190K.

April 1985: state elections: Incumbent Chief Minister, Datuk Harris Salleh loses to unknown (Kadoh Agundong)

Daily Express 22 Apr 1985 - PBS topples Berjaya

1984? Early 1985? District status of Tambunan revoked

1984: Labuan ceded by Sabah to the federal government and became the second federal territory in the country.

7 June 1976: Double Six Tragedy

1967: Payar Juman becomes first “political frog” when he defected from the old Upko to join Usno.

1963-66: Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation