Monday, 9 September 2013

2013 Toyota Vios – Spot & Snap reveals the Grade E

The 2013 Toyota Vios

This is a view of the 2013 Toyota Vios out in the open today in Petaling Jaya, where the car was making a scheduled stop at its designated hotspot, as part of the Vios Spot & Snap Cruisers programme.

The new Vios is set to be officially launched in Malaysia next month. The order books opened in mid-August for the car, with estimated pricing revealed, and earlier, we pretty much ran through the impending arrival’s specifications and equipment list from a brochure, so the car is very much a known entity.

The chance to view the Vios goes on – until September 22, the car will be showing up at hotspots around Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru.

You can check Toyota Malaysia’s Facebook page for the date, time and location as to when the Vios will be nearest to you, and if you’re diligent enough to take a pix of it and upload it to your Facebook timeline, seems there’s a gift in store for doing that.

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Sazzy Falak showcases own designs at Plitzs New York Fashion Week

Sazzy Falak showcases own designs at Plitzs New York Fashion Week

The Street Fashion collection and Aidijuma Tudung Bawal (head scarves) collection designed by Malaysian celebrities - Sazzy Falak and Norjuma Habib Mohamed - hit the international runway for the first time at the PLITZS New York City Fashion Week here on Sunday.

During the show, which took place at the Park central Hotel, Sazzy, or her real name Sazlini Shamsul Falak, 32, showcased 25 of her street fashion designs in the early morning session, while Norjuma paraded her scarves in the evening session.

Speaking to Bernama before the show, Sazzy said several postponements made by the organiser prior to her show, did not dampen her spirit to see her designs hit the international runway.

"I managed to create 25 special designs meant for the American market after receiving the invitation from the organiser a few months ago.

"Among the designs are Laila, Sanya, Amina, Mariani, Atilia and Aishah," said the actress, who was accompanied by her husband Nazril Idrus.

Sazzy said she started venturing in the fashion designing industry just over a year ago and that the idea came during her confinement after the birth of her twin daughters.

She also expressed hope that her participation in the New York Fashion Week would open more doors for her to take part in international fashion shows, including the London Fashion Week.

Sazzy is also expected to showcase her designs in an event organised by famous fashion promoter at a club in Times Square tomorrow.


Seagate unveils 500GB Ultra Mobile hard drive for Android tablets

Seagate debuts Ultra Mobile hard drive for tablets, lowcost data recovery service

Mon, 09 Sep 2013

Seagate's 5mm hard drives already have a home in slender laptops; today, they're coming to to Android tablets through the company's new Ultra Mobile HDD.

The 500GB disk augments the existing 5mm design with a speedy 8GB flash cache, a tougher enclosure and firmware that improves both the energy consumption and shock tolerance.

In theory, the Ultra Mobile HDD gives Android slates the capacity of a laptop drive without giving up the speed or resilience of flash storage. It will be a while before anyone can verify those claims, as Seagate hasn't mentioned any customers or ship dates.

The company does have something to tide us over, though -- it's previewing a Rescue and Replace service that will offer both data recovery and drive replacements later this year, starting at $30 for two years.

Seagate Dynamic Data Driver Software

Keeping pace with today's mobile storage demands presents other challenges as well including power consumption requirements, device drops by consumers and user demands.

Seagate's use of Dynamic Data Driver software addresses these challenges through a combination of system design considerations. Reduced power consumption and improved performance are achieved through an intelligent caching design that is implemented at the system level.

As a result a mobile device using 8GB of flash and the Ultra Mobile HDD and Dynamic Data Driver software have the power consumption equal to that of a 64GB tablet and the performance equal to that of a 16GB tablet- while costing less than either.

The software provides drive protection through the use of enhanced motion sensor and thermal monitoring algorithms to control drive access and avoid usage conditions that might harm it. The drive is so well insulated that in many cases a dropped device's screen would break before its hard disk drive.

To further reinforce reliability for mobile devices, the Ultra Mobile HDD integrates Seagate's own Zero Gravity™ Sensor providing better shock management. Incorporated power modes support the drive in sleep, standby and idle enabling it to consume as low as 0.14W and support the long battery life demanded by tablets.

Leveraging the company's experience with ultra-portable applications like iPods, MP3 players, and handheld video recorders, the newly-engineered 2.5-inch drive is just 5mm thin while weighing in at a mere 3.3oz- about the same as a light bulb.


True-ly Epic!

True-ly Epic!

If you’re a fan of house music, then Avicii needs no introduction. In fact, this house DJ is probably one of Sweden’s best export, apart from IKEA and electronic dance music trio, Swedish House Mafia (what do they feed their kids there in Sweden? Seriously).

Who would have thought a name that represents the lowest level of hell (Avicii in Sanskrit translates as the “non-returning hell”) can make people euphoric. Anyway, I am here not to discuss about the underlying meaning of Tim Bergling’s on-stage pseudonym, but about his new, much-anticipated album, True.


The album is due to be released on 13th September this year, but at point of writing, there are a few sources that have leaked the full album for those who actually looked out for it.

One thing that’s really prominent from his previous album, Levels is the country music elements he incorporated. For a person who is kind of into fusion and cross-genre, I say that this is a win. Avicii married house and country so flawlessly while complementing the featured vocals well, and all this with still keeping true to his style in every song.

He had Audra Mae (who some people thought was Lana Del Rey and Adele from the similar vocals), Salem Al Fakir, Blondfire, Nile Rodgers, Adam Lambert (don’t cringe), Linnea Henriksson, and Dan Reynolds in his songs.

Most of the songs have really huge guitar elements (due to the bluegrass and country influences), but he cleverly balanced it out with heavy bass. The occasional appearances of the piano, banjo and violin is also refreshing.

To me the misses would be Addicted To You, and maybe Long Road To Hell. However, despite some negative reviews from other critics, as a whole, the album has a lot to offer and can only mean a good future for house music with Avicii’s growing grasp towards his own craft.

Give the album a listen yourself, and let me know what you think of it.

Here are my top three picks from the album:

1. Wake Me Up (Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc)
2. Liar Liar (Avicii ft. Blondfire)
3. You Make Me (Avicii ft. Salem Al Fakir)

- Astro Awani 

Victoria Beckham shows new hip, boyish spring look in NY

Victoria Beckham shows new hip, boyish spring look in NY

Victoria Beckham unveiled a more laid-back look for next spring in New York on Sunday, as Diane von Furstenberg's jungle-inspired collection included a rare appearance from supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Fashion week in the Big Apple went into high gear with a flood of A-listers - from pop prince Justin Bieber to curvy "Mad Men" siren Christina Hendricks to Beckham's soccer star husband David - lining the front rows.

But it was Beckham's daughter Harper who nearly stole her show as the former Spice Girl unveiled a boyish, more chilled out look for next spring, with the toddler bouncing on her husband's lap in the front row.

Even the super serious celebrity editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, cracked a smile.

Beckham explained that she had decided to "explore new proportions" using boyish elements against a sense of femininity.

"I love a fitted dress, but there is a different side of me that is more relaxed, "said the 39-year-old mother of four.

Beckham still loves delicate pleats -- which poked out in tennis white from underneath flirty asymmetrical mini-skirts -- and belted body-hugging dresses.

But her new collection for spring-summer 2014 also offered up new silhouettes. She opened with a white round-shouldered blazer paired with loose, cropped black pants.

Loose-fitting tunics with flares low over the hips and a bit of gauzy transparency here and there joined the series of fun, kicky mini-skirts.

The former pop star has come into her own as a designer since she took the fashion world by surprise in her first runway show in New York in 2008.

Her collection -- like practically all those seen this fashion week -- was dominated by black and white, with some grey and a touch of fuchsia or bordeaux.

Veteran Belgian-born designer Von Furstenberg, best known for her trademark wrap dress, presented her latest collection in a party mood to Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

The surprise appearance of 43-year-old Campbell in a black and gold dress set cameras flashing and prompted applause at Von Furstenberg's show.

Long, fluid dresses with bold prints -- snakes, lions, zebra, jungle -- made their way down the catwalk before Von Furstenberg herself did a little dance as she appeared at the end.

"Be your own oasis... an unexpected source of renewal, serenity and beauty," read the designer's explanatory note.

Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto put on an edgy, loud show for his new Y-3 collection.

Pop superstar Bieber and True Blood star Joe Manganiello sat in the front row as seven drummers energetically banged away and models walked criss-cross across a vast warehouse-like space to furiously flashing lights.

Urban styles, black, a blue-grey leopard print, flowing tie-dye style dresses and skirts and massive bright yellow wedge shoes, were what Yamamoto described as "meaningless excitement."

One black dress had a flowing train and three bold white stripes down the back, while models had dramatic eyeshadow and a long braid slung over one shoulder -- with a colorful feather in it.

"Last year we celebrated 10 years of collaboration with Adidas so this year we had to start anew. We needed some excitement or craziness," he told AFP.

Thai-American designer Thakoon Panichgul unveiled his latest collection for his eponymous label that he said celebrated all the classic, feminine pieces "a woman should have in her wardrobe."

The classic white t-shirt, something red, something sexy.

Long pearls were draped over the outfits and diamonds added a bit of sparkle whether peeking out from under a skirt, on a cuff or a collar. Several models wore thigh high boots-cum-stockings made of bonded lace.

Actress Christina Ricci told AFP she thought the show was "amazing. I love the idea of luxury, the jewellery."

Zac Posen, seen as fashion's next-big-thing, was the real celebrity drawcard, and Mad Men star Hendricks wore a dark red dress of his to the show. "I feel like I am wearing wine," gushed the star.

The designs "based on soft, undulating curves and lush sculptural volumes" were ultra romantic in lavenders, pastel pinks, baby yellows and ruffled gowns, while models wore flowers in their hair.

British-born TV presenter Kelly Osbourne said she loved Posen's new looks.

"Wow, so breathtaking. He outdid himself. I would never think to construct fabric in that way using the colours he did. It is so feminine but so strong," she told AFP.

The seven-day fashion frenzy runs through Thursday when the spotlight swings over to London, Milan and Paris. - AFP

Suami isteri warga Jepun maut terkena renjatan elektrik

Suami isteri warga Jepun maut terkena renjatan elektrik

Sepasang suami isteri warga Jepun maut selepas disyaki terkena renjatan elektrik di dalam bilik mandi rumah mereka di Kondominium Sri Bayu Mont Kiara pagi tadi.

Kejadian disedari kira-kira jam 10 pagi oleh seorang pengemas bilik yang terkejut dengan penemuan mangsa lelaki yang dalam keadaan bogel.

Dia kemudiannya menghubungi pihak polis.

Pemeriksaan polis menemui seorang lelaki tanpa pakaian di dalam tab mandi manakala isterinya yang berpakaian baju tidur terlentang berdekatan mangsa. Kedua-duanya disahkan tidak bernyawa.

Mangsa lelaki itu dikatakan masih memegang pili air ketika ditemui dan ada kesan lecur di mukanya manakala isterinya pula turut maut dipercayai ketika cuba menyelamatkan mangsa.

Menurut Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kuala Lumpur Datuk Ku Chin Wah, siasatan awal polis percaya kejadian mempunyai kaitan dengan litar pintas.

Kedua-dua mayat mangsa yang berumur 38 tahun itu kemudiannya dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur untuk tindakan lanjut.

Menurut sumber polis, pasangan itu mempunyai seorang anak berusia enam bulan dan mangsa lelaki dikatakan bekerja di sebuah kilang Jepun di Shah Alam, Selangor.

Apple's iPhone 6 could have up to 6in screen

Apple's 10 September iPhone event is just around the corner, but that hasn't stopped speculation about the iPhone 6 that is expected to arrive next year.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, as well as preparing to launch the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at its event next week, the company has also been busy working on a bigger iPhone that could arrive in 2014.

According to WSJ's sources, Apple has begun testing iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8in to 6in, which would make the new iPhone significantly bigger than the iPhone 5's 4in screen.

Smartphones from rivals such as Samsung have been growing in size, with the screen of the Galaxy S4 measuring 5 inches diagonally and the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 3 'phablet' sporting a 5.7in display. The report that bigger iPhones are in the pipeline suggests Apple is hoping to compete directly with Samsung's large-screened devices.

"People familiar with the company's internal deliberations and plans indicate it appears more willing to move ahead than in years past," says WSJ's report, which adds that Apple seems most keen on the 4.8in screens it has been testing.

It's widely expected that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models that are rumoured to be launching on Tuesday will boast the same 4in Retina display as the iPhone 5, so a bigger model isn't believed to be on the cards until next year.

WSJ notes that it is unclear whether Apple will decide to stick with one bigger screen size or launch multiple iPhones with varying screen sizes up to 6in. Of course, should Apple decide that it doesn't like the bigger screen sizes following its tests, it may choose not to launch a bigger iPhone at all.

In April, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company wouldn't launch a bigger iPhone until building one doesn't require any 'trade-offs' in order to accommodate a larger display.

Apple's sent out invitations for its 10 September event earlier, and we expect it to be an exciting one.


Revolutionary conferencing system launches in Malaysia, says Bosch

Bosch's IP-based DCN Multimedia is delivered with touch-screen conference devices offering integrated audio, video, meeting data and internet access.

Live-testing of the new Bosch DCN multimedia conference system.

DCN Multimedia uses IP-based OMNEO media networking architecture.

Technology systems provider Bosch has launched a new conference system called DCN Multimedia, which uses IP-based OMNEO media networking architecture with touch screen conference devices based on the Android operating system.

Bosch's security systems division general manager Jacky Chuan, said, "DCN Multimedia is our latest range of conference systems that once again shows the innovative edge of Bosch in developing holistic solutions for digital technology in the conference room. The system's sound quality, interactive platforms and diverse practicality offers superior technical proficiency to allow effective communication."

Chuan said the company now offered a range of meeting and conferencing applications and the new DCN system "combined audio, video, meeting content and touch-screen technology in elegant and ergonomically designed conference devices."

"The high-resolution, capacitive touch-screens provide users with the information they need literally at their fingertips, allowing participants to share documents, retrieve and display presentations, as well as access the internet," he said.

"As an IP-based system built on the OMNEO media networking architecture, DCN multimedia makes use of fully standardised network technology for ease of integration, cost-effective installation and easy maintenance," said Chuan.

Security standards

"In addition, the system allows easy expansion with OMNEO audio devices and a wide range of audio products supporting Dante technology," he said. "Enhanced functionalities can also be added to the multimedia conference devices via software and integrating third-party or custom-made apps."

"Audio and control data transmitted through the system is also encrypted in accordance with internationally recognised standards," said Chuan. "This means that it is securely protected against tampering and unauthorized access."

"Standard and open technologies can be combined with multimedia capabilities for an enhanced meeting experience. This makes the DCN multimedia system a forward-looking investment in future-proof communication solutions," he said.


Brunei eyes Feed-In Tariff System

Electricity bills could potentially be lowered, the country’s environmental footprint could be decreased, and a more efficient use of energy are just some of the benefits that Brunei could look forward to should the implementation of a Feed-in Tariff system come to fruition, Borneo Bulletin reported.

The possibility of a feed-in tariff system was suggested by the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office, Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, while delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of a Workshop on Policies, Feed-in Tariff Frameworks and Best Practices for Grid Connected Solar PV Projects at the Rizqun International Hotel.

The system is essentially an economic policy that allows users of renewable energy sources to sell energy back to their energy provider – a system that rewards the use of renewable energy, such as solar power.

“I believe that implementing such a scheme in Brunei Darussalam would have numerous benefits,” he said in his speech. “An introduction of such a system would spur home ownership of solar PV (photovoltaic) technology.”

This, said the minister, would give homeowners a personal stake in the development of renewable energy in the country.

He also noted that global experiences have shown that a feed-in tariff system is effective in attracting private sector investments for rapid deployment of renewable energies.

“I believe that Brunei will benefit from feed-in tariff schemes and we look forward to adopting and implementing similar schemes in Brunei Darussalam in the near future,” he said.

“I personally look forward to the workshop achieving its key deliverable, which is to come up with a best practice guideline document on feed-in tariff frameworks and grid-connected solar PV projects to be developed by Brunei and the US.”

Elaborating further in an interview, the minister explained, “This offers users a platform where they can sell back their power to the government, which will contrast with their electricity bills. So in a way, their electricity bills will be cheaper, and we encourage every house to have their own power generation, because this way we give back some power to the national grid.”

He underlined though that this is still a work in progress.

“There are a lot of things they have to do,” he said, referring to those involved in the workshop. “They have to look at the possibility of the tariffs. There’s still a lot of work to be done.”

He affirmed that the results of the workshop will contribute towards the process, because they will discuss the finalisation of the feed-in tariff, the policy and how to make it as friendly and easy as possible to implement.

Asked when the feed-in tariff system could be implemented, the minister responded, “In the very near future, maybe in the next 18 months to two years.

“When we work on this, we want to work with our financial institutions so that people can set it up, and the returns that they get will come from the savings attained from selling back the power to the government.

“That is the basic principle,”, he said. “I think there are other issues that we have to look into.” The minister also highlighted that a feed-in tariff system would contribute enormously towards the country’s climate change agenda.

“You will use less electricity as opposed to the normal way of burning gas,” he said. “You will make use of renewable energy.”

This, he shared, is why the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO), in the Energy White Paper, has targeted for 10 per cent of their energy needs to come from renewable energy by 2035.

Speaking on the required infrastructure development involved in such a project, the minister said that a Smart Grid – a modernised electrical grid used to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics and sustainability of electricity production and distribution – would be a major infrastructure investment. Adding on, the minister said, “The EDPMO and Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI) are conducting a study into the benefits and opportunities offered by a feed-in tariff system.

“If the feed-in tariff has benefits for the country and its people, we will do it,” he said. “These studies, and the result of the workshop, will guide us in terms of what sort of framework and other research we need to do to confirm whether it will work in a Bruneian context.”

“We have to look at how it can benefit the people and the nation,” he added.

Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, the Executive Director of the Economic Research Institute for the Asean and East Asia (ERIA), also spoke at the opening ceremony, and reinforced the positives of the system.

He highlighted that the potential of new renewable and geothermal power generation is promising, provided that the East Asia Summit countries implement relevant policies and measures.

“Promotion of new, renewable and geothermal energies with appropriate energy policy is also important in view of enhancing energy security and coping with global warming issues.” said Nishimura.

He said that most of the new and renewable energies are used for electric power generation, while actual usage of new and renewable energies started as a standalone power supply system at remote areas.

‘After the introduction of the feed-in tariff mechanism, many of these, such as mega solar power system, are now connected to the electric power grid.’

He said, however, that new and renewable energy power generation is dependent on the weather, and thus still not stable enough, and that the high cost of power generation also hinders installation of new and renewable energy systems.

On this point, Professor Nishimura added that it is vital for “not only the introduction of a feed-in tariff system, but also policy and measures to provide support for R&D activities to improve stability and reduce the power generation cost of new and renewable energy systems”

Source: Borneo Post

'Wang dan kuasa antara faktor ramai belia jadi ahli kongsi gelap'

Wang dan kuasa menyebabkan ramai belia dilihat begitu terjerumus menjadi ahli dalam kumpulan haram atau kumpulan kongsi gelap.

Menurut Presiden Majlis Belia India Malaysia, Reghu Devan Lopez apabila kurangnya kasih sayang dan perhatian diberikan dari keluarga, maka belia-belia ini akan cuba mencari perhatian dari rakan-rakan yang lain.

“Maka dari situlah mereka mula terjerumus menjadi ahli kongsi gelap dan apabila menjadi anggota kumpulan ini, mereka mampu mendapatkan wang yang banyak melalui kegiatan jenayah melalui pemerasan, pengedaran dadah dan sebagainya,” kata Reghu.

Reghu yang juga merupakan bekas anggota kongsi gelap berkata demikian ketika menjadi tetamu rancangan bual bicara Sudut Pandang terbitan Astro Awani di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Sentul dan dihoskan oleh wartawan Astro Awani, Ashwad Ismail dan aktivis politik, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Sementara itu, seorang ahli kongsi gelap yang hanya mahu dikenali sebagai Jack, 22, pula berkata kesetiaannnya kepada kawan-kawan yang menjadi anggota kongsi gelap menyebabkan dia begitu berminat untuk terus menjadi ahli kongsi gelap.

“Bukanlah kita ini tiada musuh, namun jika berjalan di mana-mana pasti akan ada ‘sokongan’ dari teman-teman anggota kongsi gelap jadi keselamatan diri tidaklah perlu risau,” kata Jack

Dalam program yang sama juga, seorang peguam Richard Wee yang mewakili badan bukan kerajaan, Safer Malaysia berpendapat kajian terhadap masalah jenayah kongsi gelap ini bukanlah terjadi kerana pemansuhan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) dan Ordinan Darurat (EO) yang diumukan oleh kerajaan tetapi ianya sudah pun menjadi permasalahan negara sejak dahulu lagi. - Astro Awani 

Adi Putra serahkan kes kepada pihak polis

Adi Putra serahkan kes kepada pihak polis

Pelakon berbakat, Adi Putra menyerahkan segalanya kepada pihak polis untuk menjalankan siasatan berhubung kes kontroversi skandalnya bersama isteri seorang ahli perniagaan.

Jelas Adi, dia telah memberi kerjasama dengan memberi keterangan di ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) berhampiran.

Enggan mengulas lanjut mengenai spekulasi terbabit Adi memberitahu dia tidak melarikan diri seperti yang didakwa tetapi hanya berdiam diri kerana kes itu masih dalam siasatan pihak polis.

“Saya tidak boleh mengulas panjang (kerana) ia sulit. Saya tidak melarikan diri, saya diamkan diri kerana ianya masih dalam siasatan pihak polis. Saya nak sentuh satu mengenai gangguan seksual. Saya tidak akan berada di luar jika saya dalam reman. Jadi mungkin ada yang membuat andaian.

"Saya juga harus berlaku adil kepada pihak polis untuk membantu mereka meneruskan siasatan dan berpegang kepada kata-kata untuk berjanji tidak mengesahkan apa-apa dahulu,” kata Adi.

Adi ketika ditemui dalam satu majlis amal mengumpul dana anak-anak yatim Ar-Rayyan di Johor Bahru,  bagaimanapun berjanji dan sedia bertemu media dengan mengadakan sidang media di Kuala Lumpur.

“Saya akan berjanji kepada semua rakan-rakan media dimana saya akan buat press relese dan akan memberitahu spekulasi itu secara terperinci,” tambah beliau.

Akui tertekan dengan kontroversi yang melanda  pada mulanya, tetapi dengan adanya sokongan isteri, keluarga dan rakan-rakan, Adi percaya ianya adalah lumrah anak seni yang sering menjadi perhatian masyarakat.

Malah jelas Adi, dengan kuasa Allah kontroversi berkenaan tidak mengganggu kejga dan tugasnya untuk mencari nafkah.

Sementara itu, isteri Adi, Aida Yusof terus memberi sokongan dan menyerahkan kes berkenaan kepada pihak polis untuk siasatan lanjut.

“Bagi saya apa yang diperjelaskan oleh suami saya, kes ini dalam siasatan dan semasa masih dalam siasatan, saya tidak boleh memberikan sebarang penjelasan untuk mengatakan ia atau tidak. Kita tunggu keputusan pihak atasan untuk memberi kerjasama kepada kita dan kita pun dah turun berikan kerjasama,” jelas Aida.

Sebelum ini, kontroversi itu terjadi apabila Adi Putra dikatakan di bawah siasatan polis selepas seorang lelaki mendakwa pelakon filem KL Gangster 2 itu melakukan skandal dengan isterinya.

Si suami mendakwa hubungan mereka berdua bermula sejak hujung bulan julai dan berlarutan sehingga Ogos lalu.
- Astro Awani 

Op Cantas Khas - 70 ditahan

Seramai 70 individu ditahan polis dalam Op Cantas Khas bersepadu di sekitar Kuala Lumpur.

Operasi yang dijalankan Polis Di Raja Malaysia, PDRM, bersama Jabatan Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Ketenteraman Awam pada 7 dan 8 September itu diadakan bagi memperhebat usaha membanteras jenayah kongsi gelap.

Operasi dijalankan polis Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor itu turut dibantu Pasukan Gerakan Am daripada Batalion 4 dan Batalion 8.

Fasa pertama bermula pada Sabtu dengan memberi tumpuan khusus kepada jenayah jalanan seperti ragut, samun dan seluk saku di samping membuat pemeriksaan terhadap individu yang mencurigakan di sekitar Brickfields Dang Wangi, Cheras dan Petaling Jaya.

Dalam operasi berkenaan, polis memeriksa 669 individu dan menahan 32  lelaki yang disyaki terbabit dalam pelbagai jenayah. Enam daripada yang ditahan memiliki tatu melambangkan kumpulan kongsi gelap yang dikehendaki polis.

Sementara dalam fasa kedua pada awal pagi Ahad pula, polis menumpukan operasi terhadap jenayah berat di kawasan sekitar Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Sentul dan Setapak.

Polis turut menyerbu tempat persembunyian dan sarang kumpulan kongsi gelap yang telah dikenalpasti dan berjaya menahan beberapa individu yang terlibat dalam kegiatan kongsi gelap.

Selain individu, pelbagai barangan seperti senjata api, senjata tajam, dan juga kenderaan berjaya dirampas.

Operasi berakhir sekitar jam 5 pagi Ahad.

- Astro Awani, 8 Ogos 2013

Acara gusti kembali ke Olimpik

Acara gusti kembali ke Olimpik

Acara gusti kembali ke temasya Olimpik susulan pengundian oleh anggota Jawatankuasa Olimpik Antarabangsa (IOC) di Buenos Aires, Argentina pada Ahad.

Menurut laman sesawang rasmi IOC, acara sukan itu menerima 49 daripada 95 undi, manakala besbol/sofbol dan skuasy masing-masing menerima 24 dan 22 undi.

Sukan gusti itu akan dipertandingkan pada temasya Olimpik 2020 dan 2024.

Terdahulu pada sesi IOC ke-125, jawatankuasa itu bersetuju 25 sukan akan menjadi acara teras pada sukan Olimpik 2020.

Acara terbabit ialah olahraga, lumba perahu, badminton, bola keranjang, tinju, kayak, berbasikal, ekuestrian, pedang, bola sepak, gimnastik, angkat berat, bola baling, hoki, judo, akuatik, pentatlon, taekwondo, tenis, ping pong, menembak, memanah, triatlon, pelayaran dan bola tampar.

Tokyo, Jepun dipilih sebagai tuan rumah untuk edisi 2020.