Monday, October 15, 2012

Article #10 Police nab man who drove off with RM900,000 Porsche but car is gone

Published: Friday October 12, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The smartly-dressed man who drove off with a brand new gold Porsche Panamera worth RM900,000 was caught early Friday but the car is gone.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said Friday that the man was picked up at house in Pandamaran, Klang, at about 3am.

Police believe the vehicle has been handed over to the person who arranged to have it stolen.

The man has been remanded for four days to help with further investigations, he said.

On Thursday, the man entered the Jalan Bukit Bintang showroom at 9am under the pretext of looking for someone, walked into the office, picked up an envelope which contained the key, got into the car and drove off.

The showroom personnel only realised that a car was being stolen when the security guard raised the alarm after noticing it being driven off without number plates.

Police urged anyone with information to contact the Dang Wangi police headquarters at 03-26977099 or the Kuala Lumpur police hotline 03-21460522.

Elements of Newsworthiness :
Consequence and Impact

What    : A man was caught
Who     : A smartly-dressed man
When   : Early Friday
Where  : Kuala Lumpur
Why     : Drove off with a brand new gold Porsche Panamera

              worth RM900,000

How     : -

Article #9 10-day Malaysian food festival in New Delhi

Published: Friday October 5, 201

NEW DELHI: A Malaysian food festival supported by Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines opened Thursday night in this Indian capital city.

Dubbed Rasa Ria Malaysia, the 10-day festival is being held at the Le Meridien.

Speaking at the launch, Malaysian High Commissioner to India Datuk Tan Seng Sung said multi-racial Malaysia was blessed with the rich cuisines of the many ethnic groups in the country.

"We are also blessed with a fusion of dishes that are not found in the original homeland (of some of the ethnic groups)," he said.

This was especially true in the case of the straits-born Chinese Baba Nyonya food, which is a blend of Malay, Indian and Chinese cooking unique to the Malay Archipelago, he added.

"This is made possible because of the numerous mixed marriages between the three main races of the straits settlements of Malacca and Penang which have contributed towards making the two cities Unesco world heritage sites," he said.

Besides, there are also rich varieties of food from Sabah and Sarawak.

"Lest we forget, the Portuguese, Dutch and English have also landed on our shores. They, too, have contributed to the Malaysian food heritage," said Tan, adding that in the northern states, Malaysians had the benefit of enjoying the dishes of the Thais who had settled down in the country.

"This is what makes Malaysian cuisine unique and pertinent to the country's tourism punchline, 'Malaysia, Truly Asia'," he added. - Bernama

Elements of Newsworthiness :

What    : 10-day Malaysian food festival
Who     :  -
When   : Thursday night
Where  : New Delhi
Why     :  -
How     : Supported by Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia     


Article #8 Four family members and two others killed in car-bus crash

Published: Wednesday October 10, 2012

KEMAMAN: Four family members as well as two friends died in a head on collision between their Perodua Viva and an express bus near SK Meraga Beras at KM129.5 here.

The victims were on their way from Kemaman to Kuala Terengganu when the incident occurred at about 4.30am on Wednesday.

It is learnt the victims' car went into the opposite lane before colliding with the express bus.

The express bus, driven by Mohd Khalid Mamat, 47, were from Kota Baru, Kelantan, was carrying 23 passengers.

It is learnt the bus driver managed to stop the bus but it was too late to prevent the collision, which led to the car being dragged a few metres.

The Perodua Viva's driver Khairudi Omar, 31, and his disabled friend Wan Alpisar Wan Abd Kadir, 43, died on the spot along with four others in the car. The other victims were Noran Ali, 39, and her three daughters- Nur Syazleen Norizan, 10, Nur Syardiena Afzan, 9, and Nur Khairatul Najihah, 14.

Meanwhile, Noran's two other daughters Nursakinah, 17 and Nursyafura, 13, were in critical conditions, were sent to Kemaman Hospital before being transferred to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan, Pahang.

All victims are from Kampung Bukit Mentuk, Kemaman except for Wan Alpisar, who was from Kampung Gong Pauh, Kemaman.

Kemaman deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Abdul Malek Hakim Johar said initial investigations revealed the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the car but it was too late.

"All bodies have been sent to Kemaman Hospital for post-mortem," he said.

All bodies have been claimed by their respective families for immediate burial at about 1pm.

Elements of Newsworthiness :

What    : Death in a car-bus accident
Who     : Four family members and two others
When   :  -
Where  : SK Meraga Beras
Why     :  -
How     :  Head on collision between Perodua Viva and an        

               express bus

Article #7 Despatch rider jailed 50 years for raping teenager

Published: Wednesday October 10, 2012

PETALING JAYA: A despatch rider who impersonated a policeman when he raped a 15-year-old girl was jailed 50 years and given 18 strokes of the cane.

Mohd Nazrin Mustafa, 21, was found guilty on two counts of raping the teenager in some bushes near Kampung Sungai Bakau, Gombak on April 3 last year.

Ampang Sessions judge Roszianawati Ahmad said Mohd Nazrin was "cruel, having stopped the victim while pretending to be a policeman and took her to a secluded area then raped her repeatedly."

"You called your friends to come and watch the rape and coerced the victim into stripping.

"She begged you not to hurt her, a mere teen at your mercy, and you still raped her twice," said judge Roszianawati.

The judge said she believed the victim's testimony, adding the that the chemical analysis and rape test proved the victim's claims.

"You (Mohd Nazrin) claimed that upon seeing the victim naked, you masturbated on her, but that doesn't explain why your semen was found inside the victim," said Roszianawati.

"Given all these factors, I find you guilty of both charges," she said.

The judge ruled that a deterrent sentence was necessary to reflect the hatred towards such crime. She also denied the defence's request for a good behaviour bond.

She sentenced Mohd Nazrin to 25 years and eight strokes for the first charge and 25 years and 10 strokes for the second.

The sentences are to run concurrently, meaning Mohd Nazrin would serve 25 years jail.

Counsel Mohd Yusoff Ag Lah's request for a stay of sentencing, pending an appeal was denied by the court citing lack of special circumstances.

Mohd Yusoff told the court that it was his client's first offence and was a sole breadwinner with two children.

DPP Noor Fadzlin Abd Zawawi objected to the request for a bond, saying that while Mohd Nazrin was only 20 years-old when the offence was committed, he should be more responsible as he had a family.

She said the victim gave an impact statement from behind a screen (as she is a minor), telling the court how the incident deeply traumatized her.

"I've halted my studies, being to embarrassed to go to school. All my dreams are ruined," she said.

The judge repeatedly asked if the girl, who was sobbing uncontrollably, if she was able to continue.

Her family, who attended the proceedings, was also seen on the verge of tears.

Elements of Newsworthiness : 

Consequence and Impact

What   : Despatch rider jailed for 50 years
Who    : A despatch rider
When  :  -
Where : Petaling Jaya
Why    : He raped a 15-year-old girl
How    :  -

Article #6 Gang-raped by 10 men

Wednesday October 10, 2012

A 28-YEAR-OLD woman went through a horrifying four-hour ordeal when she was gang-raped by 10 foreigners. She had earlier been abducted at a bus stop in Puchong Perdana.

Police sources told Harian Metro that the rapists recorded their actions which took place in a nearby flat unit at around 3pm on Saturday.

The suspects, believed to be Myanmar nationals, also threatened to kill the victim if she lodged a report.

They released her at around 7pm and she made a report at the Puchong police station.

The woman said she was waiting at the bus stop when a car stopped near her and two men, one armed with a parang, forced her into the backseat.

“The helpless victim was taken to a nearby flat, where the other suspects were waiting.

“Two men tied her hands and feet and despite her screams for help, the suspects took turns raping her,” the source told the paper.

Subang Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Tan Ah Chua said police picked three men, in their 20s and 30s, on Sunday and were hunting down the other seven.

> A Thai production house is wooing award-winning actor Aaron Aziz to star in an action-packed flick that is due to be filmed next year, reportedBH Hip, the entertainment pullout of Berita Harian.

The actor, who is currently busy filming Lari with director Ahmad Idham in Perlis, said the offer came from Thai stunt action director, Nong, who is also on board the current project by Excellent Pictures.

Aaron said while he was interested in the offer, which would launch his international debut, he needed to study the options carefully.

“They are planning to start shooting next year, and I need to check my schedule to ensure it does not clash with my other acting jobs. I have yet to respond. But if fate dictates that I will miss this chance, so be it,” he said.

Elements of Newsworthiness :

What   : Gang-raped by 10 foreigners
Who    : A 28-year-old woman
When  :  -
Where : A bus stop in Puchong Perdana
Why    :  -
How    :  -

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Article #5 Student dies, two injured in head-on collision!

Published: Saturday September 29, 2012 MYT 8:42:00 PM

KUANTAN: A form five student was killed when the motorcycle he was riding, collided head-on with a lorry at the 17km Jalan Baru Bentong-Raub early Saturday.

Mohamad Zaidi Ahmad, 17, who sustained head injuries in the 6.44am crash, died on the way to the Bentong Hospital. His friend, Mohd Hafifi Jamaludin, 17, who was riding pillion, and the lorry driver, M. Murugiah, 61, sustained head and body injuries.

They have been warded at the hospital.

Bentong police chief Supt Aziz Salleh said Mohamad Zaidi was a student of the Sultan Ahmad Shah Technical Secondary School in Bentong. - Bernama

Summary :

An accident happened in Jalan Baru Bentong, Raub early Saturday. A form five student, Mohamad Zaidi Ahmad was died when his motorcycle collided head-on with a lorry. His friend, Mohd Hafifi Jamaludin, a pillion rider, and the lorry driver, M. Murugiah, had injured their heads and bodies during the accident.

Elements of Newsworthiness : 

What    :  A student was killed in an accident
Who     :  Student
When   :  Early Saturday
Where  :  Jalan Baru Bentong, Raub
Why     :   -
How     :  Motorcycle collided with a lorry

Article #4 Life imprisonment for couple who kidnapped 9-year-old boy.

Published: Thursday October 4, 2012 MYT 6:10:00 PM

GEORGE TOWN: A couple was sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court here Thursday, after being found guilty of kidnapping a nine-year-old boy for RM200,000 ransom, three years ago.

Lai Khan Mei, 35, and his female companion from China, Gao Bingju, 25, abducted and wrongfully confined the boy at a house in Taman Gemilang Ria in Bukit Mertajam near here at 5.30pm on Dec 19, 2009.

Gao(pink hood) and Lai walking out of the courtroom after they were sentenced

Judicial Commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah also ordered Lai to be given 15 strokes of the cane, said the defense failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case.

Mohd Amin rejected Lai's testimony that the money found on him when he and Gao were arrested at Genting Highlands, was given to him by friends.

The accused were jointly charged under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code which provides for the death sentence or life imprisonment and caning, upon conviction. - Bernama.

Summary :

Lai Khan Mei and his companion from China, Bao Bingju, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court for kidnapping a nine-year-old boy for RM200,000 ransom. They wrongfully confined the boy at a house in Taman Gemilang Ria, Bukit Mertajam three years ago.

Elements of Newsworthiness : 
Consequence and Impact

What    :  A couple was sentenced to life prisonment
Who     :  A couple
When   :  Thursday
Where  :  High Court, George Town
Why     :  Kidnapping a nine-year-old boy for 
                RM 200,000 ransom    
How     :   -

Article #3 Two friends were killed in a Car-lorry collision!

Thursday September 27, 2012

JITRA: Two friends travelling to Haadyai, Thailand, were killed in a collision involving their car and a lorry during a downpour at km21.8 of the North-South Expressway here.

A worker of highway maintenance company Propel Bhd said he saw the car skidding and spinning several times before crashing into the lorry in the 11.15am incident yesterday.

The victims were identified as Khaw Chun Seong, 21, from Simpang Empat, Alor Setar, and Lye Guang Shong, 25, from Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

The two, who were credit card agents with a bank in Kuala Lumpur, died of severe injuries at the scene.

Grisly scene: Chun Seong’s father Khaw Siak Chuan, 52, (second from left) looking at the wreckage at KM21.8 of the North-South Expressway heading north to Bukit Kayu Hitam at Kubang Pasu in Kedah.

Kee Kim Ngaung, 60, who lives nearby, said he heard a loud bang and rushed to the site.

“I recognised Khaw's name from a notebook inside the car and realised he was the son of a friend.

“I called his father to tell him of the accident,” he said, when met at the Jitra Hospital mortuary.

He added that another accident occurred at the same place on Tuesday but the victim escaped with minor injuries.

Kubang Pasu OCPD Supt Ibrahim Mohamed Yusof said the lorry was parked by the roadside while Propel workers were doing maintenance work at the metal railing there.

He said the bodies of the victims were sent to the Jitra Hospital for a post-mortem.

Summary :

Two friends, Khaw Chun Seong were killed in a collision involving their car and a lorry during a downpour at 21.8km of the North-South Expressway while travelling to Haadyai, Thailand.

Elements of Newsworthiness : 

What    :  Two friends were killed in an accident
Who     :  Two friends
When   :   -
Where  :  North-South Expressway, Jitra
Why     :  Car collided with a lorry
How     :  On their way to Haadyai, Thailand

Article #2 Five nine-year-old ‘gangsters’ attack a classmate!

Thursday October 4, 2012

JUST nine years old, five schoolboys acted like seasoned gangsters and attacked another young pupil and threatened to kill him, Harian Metro reported.

The bullies, said to be Year Three pupils of a primary school in Petaling Jaya, reportedly choked a classmate with a belt and repeatedly hit him with shoes and rulers.

They threatened to kill him and dump him in a jungle, the paper said, adding that the reason for bullying the boy was simply because they did not like the victim.

A police source told the paper that the 1.30pm incident occurred after the bullies cornered their victim in the classroom. The victim later related the incident to his parents, who lodged a report at the Sungai Buloh police station.

Summary :

Five nine-year-old schoolboys of a primary school in Petaling Jaya acted like seasoned gangsters and attack another student. They choked a classmate with a belt, hit him with shoes and rulers and threatened to kill him. They was then brought to the police station in Sungai Buloh.

Elements of Newsworthiness : 

What    :  'Gangsters' attacked a classmate and threatened to     
                 kill him
Who     :  Five nine-year-old students
When   :  -
Where  :  -
Why     :  -
How     :   -

Article #1 Four-year-old boy burnt to death!

Published: Friday September 28, 2012 MYT 8:35:00 PM

IPOH: A four-year-old boy was burned to death when fire destroyed his house in Slim River here Friday.

Firemen found the charred remains of Muhammad Shahrizal Abdullah in the living room of the house in Kampung Lintah Tiong, Slim Village after the blaze was put out.

The remains were sent to the Slim River Hospital.

Slim River Fire and Rescue Department station chief Md Zin Mohd Saaidin said the fire broke out at 2.30pm.

He said the victim was alone in the living room at the time of the fire.

Muhammad Shahrizal's mother, Norlia Zakaria, 51, and his five siblings who were in the kitchen, managed to save themselves. - Bernama.

Summary :
A fire broke out at 2.30pm in a house in Kampung Lintah Tiong, Slim Village. A four-year-old boy named Muhammad Shahrizal Abdullah was burned to death in the living room when fire destroyed his house. 

Elements of Newsworthiness : 

What    :  A child burned to death
Who     :  Four-year-old boy
When   :  Friday
Where  :  Slim river, Ipoh.
Why     :  -
How     :  When fire destroyed his house

What about now? ✎

So, what is Journalism about? For me, it can be explained as a form of reporting of news in a society. The people who write journalism is known as "journalists" as what we called as "reporters". What are the role of these people? They provide us current information such as news, events and so on. These are what I know about Journalism.

COM1106- Introduction to Journalism - When I first came into contact with journalism, I found out that it's actually a difficult task especially for new learners like us. Before this, I thought that journalism was just about writing, reading, reporting. However, now I know that being a good journalist is not as easy as we could imagine. As what our lecturer, Mr. K said, a good journalist must have important characteristics such as good writing skills, curiosity, excellent imagination and many many more.. Honestly, I have no such qualities of being a journalist. I've always dealt with different types of problems when writing especially my poor language/grammatical skills. I am a poor kid with no self-confident at all! :(

Therefore, I must try my level best to learn more about journalism. Even though I don't really like reading, but this is the only effective way to improve my language isn't it? I don't hope for the best. I only wish I could really score a good grade in this subject. If you think you can, you can ???

Livin' in Passion ♕

Hello Peepoo! 

My name is Stephanie & I'm eighteen this year. I'm a girl that always & forever craves cute :)  Outgoing and hyperactive would be the best words to describe my personalities. I love making new friends, especially crazy ones! I've known a group of super weird and  retarded friends from my college, and this is why I love them so much! :P 

College, for me, is another challenge in my life. Lots of stressed up moments, yet there are also lots of fun ones :)  There was once I told myself, I want to be the one who decide who I am in the future, and therefore I chose Mass Communication. I love to talk and my favourite thing in the world would be... MUSIC! 

However, my biggest dream is to become a news reporter. Beliefs have made me keep holding on with my dreams. What I believe was, even if there's a lot of ups and downs in life, but as long as we don't give up with the passion in ourselves, there's nothing impossible