Yong Teck Lee kena Pau oleh Harris Salleh


Berita hangat hari ini ialah Mahkamah Tinggi Borneo di Kota Kinabalu mengarahkan Presiden Parti Progresif Sabah Datuk Yong Teck Lee membayar ganti rugi RM 1 juta kerana memburukkan beliau dalam isu nahas kapal terbang yang membunuh Tun Fuad Stephens dan 10 yang lain pada tahun 1976

Guru nyaris ditelan sungai


 

SIBU: Tiga guru lelaki SK Nanga Kua di Selangau, nyaris ditelan sungai selepas baha-gian belakang kuarters yang didiami mereka runtuh pada malam Isnin lepas.

Salah seorang guru terbabit, Haliff Irwan Hassan, 28, ketika ditemui Utusan Borneo semalam berkata, kejadian berlaku sekitar jam 10.15 malam.

Katanya, semasa kejadian beliau serta dua orang rakannya sudah masuk ke bilik tidur masing-masing.

“Semasa berada di dalam bilik, saya terdengar bunyi yang mencurigakan di bahagian belakang rumah sebelum memaklumkannya kepada rakan yang lain.

“Belum sempat mengetahui lanjut apa yang sedang ber- laku, bahagian belakang rumah kami yang menempatkan tempat memasak serta bilik mandi dan tandas pun runtuh,” ujar beliau.

Menurut Haliff, beliau antara yang paling bernasib baik kerana sejam sebelum kejadian beliau menggunakan bilik air untuk mencuci pakaian.

Haliff yang berasal dari Johor dan telah mengajar di sekolah berkenaan sejak tiga tahun lalu menjelaskan, petanda kawasan berkenaan sudah tidak selamat sudah mula dikesan sejak Sabtu lalu.

Jelas beliau, kerana bimbang air Sungai Kua semakin naik, beliau serta yang lain bertindak memindahkan tangki air ke kawasan tinggi.

Difahamkan, hujan lebat sejak beberapa hari lalu telah meng-akibatkan Sungai Kua yang terletak di belakang kuarters guru semakin naik dan deras se- hingga menyebabkan berlaku-nya hakisan tanah.

Sementara itu, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Tamin Joseph Mauh Ikeh ketika ditemui semalam menjelaskan, beliau bersama Pegawai Daerah Wan Akil Wan Muhamad Bujang serta Pegawai Pelajaran Daerah (PPD) Selangau Limok Shem telah melawat tempat kejadian.

“Hasil daripada lawatan tersebut, saya telah meminta PPD (Pegawai Pelajaran Daerah) membincangkan perkara tersebut dengan pihak Pejabat Pelajaran Sibu.

“Saya juga, akan berbincang mengenai peruntukan yang diperlukan dengan pihak Kementerian Pelajaran supaya kuarters guru yang baru dapat dibina,” ujar beliau yang pernah menjadi guru besar di se- kolah berkenaan dari 1978 hingga 1982.

Mauh memberitahu, be- liau mencadangkan supaya ke-semua kuarters guru di tebi- ngan Sungai Kua dirobohkan dan dipindahkan ke kawasan lapang berdekatan dengan pin-tu masuk ke sekolah berke- naan.

Pihak sekolah dan Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru (PIBG) juga bersetuju untuk membina kuarters baru secara gotong-royong, katanya.

Bercakap lanjut, Mauh menjelaskan bahawa isu-isu se- kolah yang berisiko tinggi di- landa banjir dan tanah runtuh di sekitar Tamin pernah dibin-cangkan dalam kabinet sebelum ini.

Empat daripada enam sekolah yang dimaksudkan antaranya ialah SK Nanga Kua, SK Nanga Pelugau, SK St Mark dan SK Nanga Tajam.

Mauh berharap, kerajaan dapat memberi perhatian lebih terhadap situasi sekolah ber-kenaan pada Rancangan Malaysia akan datang.

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Street party to coincide with Malaysia Day countdown


READY TO PARTY: Chin (seated centre) with the organising committee at the press conference.

 

MIRI: The 1Malaysia Miri Street Party (1MSP) on Sept 15 will coincide with the countdown for Malaysia Day.
The second 1MSP is co-organised by the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Miri Youth section and Resident Committee.

“In conjunction with the nationwide celebration of Malaysia Day, this event promises an exciting  programme of fun and celebration with evening street concert and countdown on North Yu Seng Road,” said organising  chairman Keith Chin at a press conference yesterday.

“More than 5,000 people including Bruneians are expected to flock to the venue of the event along the Miri Tourism Corridor at North Yu Seng Road.”

He advised motorists to avoid the stretch of North Yu Seng Road coming from South Yu Seng Road, as the former would be partially closed from 6pm on Sept 14 and then fully closed from 6pm on Sept 15.

Events leading up to the countdown to Malaysia Day will start at 8pm and end at 1.30am.

There will be performances by three local bands, four street dance groups, street magic show, three recording  artistes from  Kuala  Lumpur  apart from a guest deejay from Kuala Lumpur. Revellers can also enjoy local and western food by Ming Cafe, Serai Wangi, Hot Chilly Pepper and Barcelona.

There will also be vendors selling finger food, merchandise and souvenirs.

NS training period will not be extended – Dr Tiki


KUALA LUMPUR: The National Service (NS) Training Programme (PLKN) will remain for three months and will not be extended, chairman of the National Service Training Council (MLKN) Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe said yesterday.

He said there had been plans to extend the training period, but after a study was carried out, it was found that the three-month duration was sufficient for the time being.

“The council discussed the matter and unanimously agreed to maintain the existing system based on several factors.

“However, we allow trainees who want to extend their training or those who are not selected (for NS training) to join the programme voluntarily,” he told reporters after the MLKN meeting here.

Dr Tiki said studies were conducted by the council and also several universities on PLKN and it was found that the programme met its objective although the training was for three months.

He did not rule out the possibility of the three month training be reviewed in another two or three years.

Prior to this, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi regarded the three month training for the PLKN as too short a time to develop noble characters and foster a sense of patriotism among participants.

Meanwhile, Dr Tiki said allowance would be paid for all religious speakers at the camp regardless the number of participants in their classes.

“Prior to this, allowance is paid to the speakers only if their classes have more than 25 people.

“This is why we are having shortage of religious speakers, especially for the Indian and Chinese participants. But now, even if there are only five people in the class, the speaker will be paid the allowance,” he added.

The next PLKN series, involving 60,000 youths born in 1993, will begin on Sept 10. — Bernama

Stay away from Sarawak election, Daud tells PPP


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BREAKING FAST: Daud (right) serving rice to orphans at Kompleks Kebajikan Hamidah in Tudan during the breaking of fast on Saturday.

MIRI: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman yesterday advised People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to concentrate on winning the seats it lost in the peninsula in 2008.

He told PPP not to contest in the state during the coming general election as it would disunite and destablise the status quo
of state BN component parties – PBB, PRS, SPDP and SUPP – as all seats had been allocated among them.

“If PPP wants to help the state BN component parties we welcome but if they want to contest it will disunite the present unity,” Daud said after breaking of fast with orphans at Peryatim Kompleks Hamidah in Tudan on Saturday night.

Present were Sibuti MP Ahmad Lai Bujang, Miri deputy resident Abdul Aziz Yusof, Miri City Council deputy mayor Mohd Chee Kadir, Temenggong Abdul Rahman Fadzil and Penghulu Adam Bujang.

“We do not want other BN component parties from peninsula to disunite the state BN,” he said further, urging PPP to concentrate in the peninsula and work closely with other BN parties there.