Friday, October 5, 2007

Friday 05/10/07 - Wanted couple believed seen at LRT station

KUALA LUMPUR: The two suspects believed involved in the killing of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, 8, were said to have been seen at the Masjid Jamek Light Rail Transit (LRT) station here, yesterday morning.

Information on the couple was received by Rakan Cop from a caller who was at the station.
When asked on the matter, Inspector- General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the information had to be verified. He however thanked the public for the information.

Earlier, a spokesman from Rakan Cop said it received the information at 8.20am saying that the informant saw a couple who resembled the duo in the photofit issued by the police two days ago, at the LRT station.

The man was said to be wearing a white short-sleeved shirt and jeans while the woman was in light blue baju kurong and was attempting to hide her face.

The police also received information that the duo had hoarded a train from Bandar Tun Razak at about 8am and alighted at the Masjid Jamek station.

He said the police rushed to the scene but failed to receive any more information because the closed-circuit television (CCTV) was not fixed in the train and there were many people in it.

Friday 05/10/07 - Remand on woman suspect in Nurin’s

KUALA LUMPUR: Police obtained a six- day extension until Oct 10 to detain an Indonesian woman being held in connection with the murder of eight-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin.

Investigating officer ASP Loh Pei Pei, when met at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court yesterday, declined comment on the investigation, including whether police had retrieved the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM )card which the woman had swallowed.

Wearing a yellow blouse with batik design and with a sullen look on her face, the woman was brought to the court at about 3.15pm.

The woman was detained on Sept 28. She is believed to be the person who had cared for Nurin while the girl was held under captivity.

Following her arrest, the woman swallowed the mobile phone’s SIM card said to contain information on the calls she had made to Nurin’s parents, Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 33, and Norazian Bistaman, 35.

Nurin’s body was found at a shophouse in Petaling Jaya Utama on Sept 17. A postmortem revealed that she had been sexually abused.

Friday 05/10/07 - Infant’s body found at shallow grave, Local man commits suicide in room

TAWAU: The body of a male infant was round buried at an open area proposed for a school at North Road here yesterday.

District Police Chief A/ACP Jaafar Mohd Yusof said the body, which was wrapped in a green towel and shirt, was found in a shallow grave by children who were playing there about 3.30pm.

The children at first saw the head of the baby. When they took a closer look, they saw the body.
Jaafar said the baby was believed to be about three or four days old.

“The grave was shallow and there were signs that dogs had dug up the grave,” be told reporters.

Jaafar appealed to those who have any information of the case to contact the police.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old local man who is believed to he suffering from a mental problem, was found hanged inside his room at Kampung Muhibbah Phase II yesterday.

The mother of the victim, who was a bachelor, said she saw her son enter his room at 1.30pm with a knife in his hand.

She then called his younger son who was working in town. When the younger brother arrived, they found the victim’s room door was locked. He took a ladder and peeped through the window and saw the victim hanging from an electrical wire.

Police said the family brought the victim’s body to the hospital. No foul play was suspected.

Friday 05/10/07 - Recuperating Dr Mahathir savoring home-cooked food

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is still warded at the National Heart’s institutes (IJN) intensive care Unit continues to show improvement even enjoying home-cooked food, following surgery recently.

IJN, in a statement yesterday said Dr Mahathir, 81 was spending more time sitting up as he continued to gain strength to recover after 11 days in post- surgical rehabilitation.

“He is now able to consume home-cooked food as it is vital for Dr Mahathir to contiune to get good nutrition to build his strength.

IJN doctors are happy that his parameters continue to be stable and he will continue to be warded at the ICU,” it said.

Friday 05/10/07 - Pupil hit with broom by teacher

LABUAN: A Primary 4 student of SK Ranca Ranca here suffered a cut and swelling on his forehead after he was hit with a broom by his woman teacher in school.

The parents of the 1 0-year-old boy rushed him to the Labuan Hospital emergency ward at 4pm on Tuesday after they returned from work and noticed the wound that was inflicted.
When approached yesterday by reporter at a restaurant where she works as a cook, the boys mother said: “The staff at the hospital advised us to Lodge a police report, so we did it that same night. The police also took a photograph of my son’s wounds”.

Police confirmed that they have received a report but declined to give any details. The mother said her son told her that the teacher used a broom to hit him because he was playful.

“To find out more, I went to the school early the next day and true enough, four students there witnessed the teacher hitting my son with a broom,” she said.

The mother said she is upset and disturbed over the fact that such an incident can happen to a child in school.

She said her family is not after any form of compensation or vindication but she would feel better if she can be assured that such unacceptable acts will not happen again to any child.
Another parent commented that the Education Department should weed our teachers who lack self control and discipline because it is dangerous to allow them to take charge of young children. They should not wait until worst things happen.

Friday 05/10/07 - Two more days to clear landslide-hit road, says PWD engineer

KOTA KINABALU: The work to clear earth and rocks from the landslide-hit stretch of Kota Kinabalu-Ranau road is still continuing and may take at least two more days to complete before the stretch is fully passable to vehicles.

The stretch near Kampung Tinompok in Bundu Tuhan, some 84 km from here, has been partially opened to traffic but one lane is still buried under tones of earth, said Ranau Public Works Department engineer Ir Vincent Chua Kon Yin.

He said several machines, including a shovel, two excavators, four lorries and a backhoe are being used to clear the earth since 8am on Wednesday, hours after the landslide occurred.

He said traffic flow along the road has been restored to almost normal but there is concern that any rain may cause loose soils on the upper slope to slip again.

Chua said that several machineries have been placed on the upper slope to carry out necessary works to mitigate the risk.

Should a second landslide occur, the earth falling to the road would not be as much as the previous one, he said.

“We are concerned that heavy rain may cause another blockage. But if there is going to be another closure, it won’t be as long as this one,” he said.

Earth started falling and covering about 60 meters stretch of the road about 3.3Oam Wednesday, holding up vehicles on both sides and disrupting traffic between the West Coast and East Coast of the State.

Motorists were forced to wait for about 17 hours or take one of the alternative routes, namely Kota Kinabalu – Tambunan – Ranau and Kota Kinabalu – Kota Belud – Paitan.

Groups of tourists and soldiers were among the hundreds pf motorists held up until about 8pm on that day.

Bensin Dani, 40, was the first eye-witness of the landslide, which could have buried him alive had he not been alert enough to stop his car in time to avoid the falling earth and rocks.

Bensin, who was on his way to Kundasang after obtaining supplies for his sundry shop, heard a loud noise and noticed rocks falling down ahead of him.

He stepped on the brake and immediately reversed his Proton Iswara car. Seconds later, the earth started burying the stretch,

To warn other motorists. Bensin placed tree branches on the road.