Friday, September 19, 2008

The Tell-Tale Heart - Students work

Kids these days are very creative and "High-Tech." as well as "High-So (?)" These video clips were done by my students for their Language Arts class (I guess its for their class project).

p/s Kids.. if you happened to be reading this... what about doing something for my Science class?

Life is just like Malaysian Mobile Telecomunication

Life before marriage is HOTLINK
' You can express yourself '.

During honeymoon is TMTOUCH
' Always get in Touch '.

After Honeymoon is MAXIS
' Wherever you go, your wife's network follows'.

After one year Life is DIGI
' your wife can change your life '.

After 10 years Life is CELCOM
' Subscriber is not reachable '?????????

Got this from a friend who sent it to my email this morning...Enjoy!

Work of my hands...

O, God, bless the work of my hands. May I make a difference in the life of every young person who comes through the doors of my classroom. Amen

No Farting

Saw this sticker while traveling in one of the thousands Taxi in Bangkok. I guess the drive must have had bad experiences with passengers farting inside his taxi.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Malaysia Day

Happy Malaysia Day to all Malaysian!

What do you say about this? Sabah Boleh Bah!

Picture taken from: Thanks!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Charlie bit me...

I found this to be interesting... have fun watching it!

Charlie... that really hurt!

Have a wonderful and restful weekend!

Pirate Taxy Driver- UMS Student 2

I hope the 29-years old Hassian @Haslan bin Bajil will be arrested soon. I was trying to find his pictures online but to no avail. I hope those who actually have pictures of 'the monster' will upload it so that people can somehow help the PDRM to trace him.

Fourth man is sought over student's murder

Kota Kinabalu: Police are looking for a fourth man who they believe could complete the probe involving the murder of Universiti Malaysia Sabah final year student Sherliana Gediun.

They are hoping the public could help locate the 29-year-old identified as Hassian @ Haslan bin Bajil (pic), whose last known address was Kg Tandek in Kota Marudu.

Sabah Commissioner of Police, Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim, urged the public to contact the police immediately if they had any information on the man's whereabouts.

"We believe the man has gone into hiding," he said after the breaking of fast at Penampang police station. Those with information are advised to contact Tuaran Police Chief, DSP Suhaimi Hj Wiro at 088-791966 or 013-851 0065 or Investigating Officer ASP Mohd Taufik Maidin at 019-830 7272, or the nearest police station.

Three locals in their 20s, one of them believed to be a pirate taxi driver, were roped in less than a week after the decomposed body of the 22-year-old student from Kota Marudu was found at a roadside in Kg Lepasan Norowat, Tuaran on Aug. 28.

The trio's remand is set to expire today (Friday).

Sherliana was last seen by her mother and younger brother who sent her to the Kota Marudu bus terminal, where she took a van, believed to be a pirate vehicle, destined for the capital on Aug 22.

It was believed she was sexually assaulted before being murdered, and her body dumped in Tuaran.

Noor Rashid said police were still waiting for the DNA report, which is likely to take some time, to confirm if she was sexually assaulted.

"We believe she was murdered in TuaranÉher hands were also bound," he said, adding investigations were framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Meanwhile, he said police are still watching closely Sabah's maritime borders in light of the unrest in the southern Philippines, following the failed peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Taken from:
Daily Express
12 September 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pirate Taxi Driver - UMS Student

Well done PDRM! Those murderers deserve to die but not in peace (I heard this was not their first police case - hope PDRM will not let them go free this time).

3 suspects held over murder of UMS student

Kota Kinabalu: Three local people, one of them a suspected pirate taxi driver, have been detained in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) student.

A taskforce specifically formed to investigate the murder made the first arrest in Tuaran on Wednesday, less than a week after the body was found, and subsequently hauled in the rest in Kota Marudu.

Sabah Commissioner of Police Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the suspects, in their 20s, were remanded for four days for investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

He said police were confident of wrapping up the probe. "We are in the process of completing the investigations," he said, Saturday.

He said police believe the decomposed body that was found in Tuaran were the remains of UMS student Sherliana Gediun, but pointed out they were still waiting for a DNA report to confirm her identity.

A final year student at the School of Education and Social Development, Sherliana left home at Kampung Damai in Kota Marudu where she spent her holidays on Aug. 22 but never reached the university.

She was last seen by her mother and younger brother who sent her to the Kota Marudu bus terminal, where she took a van, believed to be a pirate vehicle, destined for the capital.

A pupil made the horrifying find of the badly decomposed body while walking to school at Sulaman in Tuaran on Aug. 28.

In light of the arrests, Noor Rashid has ordered a check on all private and pirate taxi operators Statewide.

"We believe one of the suspects detained is a pirate taxi driver," he said.

It is believed the inspection is intended to ascertain if the drivers, especially those operating pirate taxis, have any criminal records.

Meanwhile, Sabah Officer in-Charge of Crime Investigations (OCCI) SAC II Zainal Abidin Kasim disclosed that a host of personal items belonging to the victim were not found on the body.

"We could not trace the belongings É it would be good if we can find the items to tie them to the case," he said.

He urged the public who had obtained dubious goods, or who have any information on the student's belongings to contact the State police immediately at 088-450222 (General Line).

Taken from:


Sunday, 07 September, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rest In Peace dear friend...

Rest in Peace Dear 'Kulong'

Gone yet never forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your memory lives within us,
Forever in our hearts.

After death comes a farewell
We all know it is sad
It is the last
Opportunity that we will have
To say good bye
To the ones we lost

Aldo Kraas

When He comes, we shall see you again!

State of emergency -Thailand

"Oh.. its raining... I hope it will continue raining heavily till 6 a.m." That was what I had in mind when I woke up this morning. Usually if it rains heavily for a few hours school will be closed. Thanks to the 'below the sea level' area where I am working at. Hmm... guess what,my wish didn't come true.

I was at the teachers' meeting around 6:30 a.m for the daily teachers' meeting when the Principal for Students Admin. announced that there will be no school tomorrow and parents will be asked to 'pick up' their children right after the last class of the day. Wow... one day off?! yeaaaa... wish came true... in different way. (We may have few days off depending of the situation)

This is all due to the state of emergency imposed in Bangkok by H.E the PM of Thailand. Went online & found a few sites and articles commenting on the situation.

State of Emergency

By Veera Prateepchaikul, Bangkok Post

Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej imposed a state of emergency in Bangkok on Tuesday morning. It was invoked under the Executive Decree for National Administration under an Emergency Situation. It is to remain in effect until Nov 30.

The order came after serious clashes between protesters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) and the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship of Thailand (UDDT) that left at least one person killed and about 40 injured.

Under the prime minister’s order, Army Chief Gen Anupong Paojinda, in his capacity as deputy director of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), has been appointed chairman of a committee for enforcement of the state of emergency and First Army commander Lt-Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha and Police Chief Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan his deputies.

The prime minister also issued another order prohibiting assembly of more than five people, publication of news which may cause panic or distort facts affecting law and order, and use of buildings or vehicles as specified by the army chief. People are subject to be moved out of certain areas as ordered by the army chief.

In a related development, army deputy spokesman, said Gen Anupong, chief enforcer of the emergency decree, would hold an urgent meeting of agencies concerned at the Army Headquarters at 10 am.

Those to attend the meeting include Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Kowit Watana, Police Chief Phatcharawat and First Army commander Lt Gen Prayuth.

Clash leaves at least one killed and 40 wounded

Several hundreds of UDDT members moved from Sanam Luang and broke through a police cordon to the intersection at the former army academy. At the time, PAD co-leader Somsak Kosaisuk called at the PAD stage for additional volunteer guards to put up resistance.

The clash between PAD and UDDT members took place 15 minutes after that. The two sides threw water bottles, soda bottles and rocks and used wooden sticks to hit each other in a melee. During the clash, five or six gun shots were heard. Two UDDT members were seriously wounded and rushed to Vajira hospital. No police were seen at the scene during the clash.

After the clash, Sondhi Limthongkul, a PAD leader, went up the stage and said the UDDT had attacked the PAD, causing a large number of wounded. He called for people around Bangkok including Chon Buri and Nakhon Pathom to come for PAD’s help. Mr Sondhi declared a civil war had started and that the protesters must be prepared to fight with everything they had in hands.

At 2am, Pol Gen Patcharawat, the national police chief, and his deputy Pol Gen Jongrak Juthanont, who is acting for the metropolitan police chief, and Metropolitan Police deputy chief Maj-Gen Suchart Muankaew arrived at the scene.

About 500 policemen, each holding only a plastic shield, were then deployed to separate the two sides.

Later at 3am, Pol Maj-Gen Suchart said altogether 22 companies of police had been deployed all over the area to prevent another clash.

The police were later reinforced by four companies of anti-riot soldiers from the First Army.

Dr Peerapong Saichua, deputy director of the Medical Department, said 19 people wounded in the clash, three of them seriously, were admitted to Vajira hospital. One of the seriously wounded identified as Narongsak Kothaisong, 55, died later. He was hit in the head with a hard object.

Three wounded were also admitted to the Bangkok General hospital, five to Ramathibodi hospital, six to Hua Chiew hospital, and one to Mission hospital. Forty ambulances were mobilized from hospitals in Bangkok and nearby provinces to the area.

Pongphet emergency centre reported differently that the protester, a native of Nakhon Ratchasima, who died had a gun shot wound in his chest.

It was latest reported at 5am that altogether 40 people were wounded. Twenty-five were admitted to Vajira, five to Ramathibodi, five to Hua Chiew, one to Mission, two to Bangkok General, one to Rajvithee, and one to Siriraj hospitals. One of the wounded died.

At 3.45am, the situation was still tense. While UDDT members gathered in front of the Army Headquarters, PAD protesters congregated at Makkhawan Rangsan bridge. Between them were anti-riot police and soldiers.

Minor clashes reportedly took place at several spots including at Nang Lerng intersection and in a soi near the Ratchadamnoen boxing stadium. The two sides threw Molotov cocktails at each other.

At the PAD stage, Suriyasai Katasila said in an interview with Thai PBS television station that Deputy Transport Minister Songsak Thongsri and Maj-Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, alias She Daeng, were sighted among UDDT attackers. Mr Songsak and Maj-Gen Khattiya, however, said they were at the scene to observe the situation.