Ex-GRO gets RM100,000 for Rela man’s frolic

Ex-GRO gets RM100,000 for Rela man’s frolic

PUTRAJAYA: The government has to pay RM100,000 in damages to a former guest relations officer as it was vicariously liable for the act of a Rela member who took a picture of her relieving herself in a lorry.

In allowing the appeal by Maslinda Ishak, the Court of Appeal yesterday said the respondents — the director-general of Rela, the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department’s (Jawi) enforcement officers and the government — were jointly and severally liable.

On Sept 11 last year, the High Court ordered Mohamad Tahir Osman to pay Maslinda RM100,000 for his conduct in taking the picture six years ago.

Judge Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said what Tahir did was outside the scope of his duty and he did it purely on his own accord.

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Beware Hepatitis C at the barbers

Beware Hepatitis C at the barbers

I just wanted to bring to your attention, that Hepatitis B and C are life-threatening viruses. Hepatitis C spreads from blood-to-blood contact. Even having a haircut at a barber’s shop might get you infected.

Electrical clippers, scissors or sometimes unchanged razors used on a person might nick someone with the virus, and the unsterilised tools used on another patron.

Studies have suggested that the Hepatitis C virus can live outside of the body in dried blood for four days!

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‘Fine-tune system to curb human trafficking’

‘Fine-tune system to curb human trafficking’

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), wants police to put in place a better screening and identification system to spot victims of human trafficking at ‘trafficking hotspots’.

“Police officers have to be trained to ask proper questions. Often, girls caught are treated as offenders rather than victims at immigration depots, detention centres and prisons,” said Suhakam commissioner Raj Abdul Karim.

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Aung Naing had admitted to the executions and killings of young ABSDF students in the book, “All Wars Are Dirty” by PHIL THORNTON

Aung Naing had admitted to the executions and killings

of young ABSDF students  in the book,

 “All Wars Are Dirty” by PHIL THORNTON

He had given lame excuses of not knowing or understanding the Human Rights and democracy. He also wrongly claimed that the killings were not politically motivated and nobody gained any political advantage.  

The worst part was that he never mentioned the tortures and the actual number of executions was much more than he admitted.

He claimed and blamed the KIO, Amnesty International and the ICRC with the following statement, “before we made it we approached, through the KIO, Amnesty International and the ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross]. We needed help; we wanted to hand the prisoners over to them. They said they couldn’t do anything, as they could not reach us on the Burma-China border.”

We need to investigate whether AI and ICRC actually got the news and refused to accept the student rebel prisoners. If they really get the message but acted irresponsibly they should be condemned because it is not very difficult to reach the ABSDF Camp through Burma, as many parents and relatives had really done that after informing the Burmese government and the Foreign Embassies like USA, British and Japan. We knew that the remaining students were released by the help of KIO/KIA without the knowledge of Aung Naing and new ABSDF leaders.

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Reuters:US Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies

BOSTON, Aug 26 — US Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America’s most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, has died at age 77, his family said today.

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Reuters:Australia Aborigines ask UN for refugee status

CANBERRA, Aug 26 — A group of Australian Aborigines asked the United Nations Wednesday for refugee status, claiming special emergency laws to curb alcohol and sexual abuse in the remote outback have turned them into outcasts at home.

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HK health workers baulk at H1N1 vaccine

HK health workers baulk at H1N1 vaccine

HONG KONG, Aug 26 — Just over half of health workers surveyed in Hong Kong do not want to be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus because of fears of side effects and doubts about its effectiveness.

The study results, published in the British Medical Journal today, echo the findings from a survey of 1,500 nurses in Britain where 30 per cent said they would refuse new vaccines against the H1N1 swine flu for safety reasons.

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Bar Council: Whipping cruel and inhuman

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar Council has reiterated its stand against whipping and called on the authorities to overturn the sentence meted out against Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno.

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