TAWAU: The Malaysian Army (TDM) has handed several options to the government in preparing the aspect of security in the light of the relocation of the capital of Indonesia from the island of Jawa to Kalimantan by 2024.
Army chief General Tan Sri Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi said TDM saw the relocation of the neighbouring country’s capital as something positive, especially in terms of the growth of the country’s economy.
“However, when it involves economic expansion, the security elements must be emphasised to ensure it is free from cross-border crimes.
“It should be noted that this army only seeks and manages the budget and we follow the policy of the government. That is why we have given the options to the government on the deployment of personnel and others in this regard,” he said when launching the TDM Battle Group Convoy in conjunction with the 87th Army Day Celebration (HTD) here yesterday.
Ahmad Hasbullah said TDM was prepared to provide insights from the aspect of security and was confident the government would wisely address and evaluate the actual situational needs in the matter.
The plan to relocate Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan has been announced by Indonesian President Joko Widodo following Jakarta’s growing congestion with a population of 10 million people.
On the convoy programme, Ahmad Hasbullah said TDM had chosen Sabah for the 87th HTD celebration on March 1, since 1933, and would explore almost all major cities in Sabah including Semporna, Lahad Datu, Beluran and Kota Belud.
A total of 29 combat and logistics vehicles involved in assets in Sabah were involved in the convoy.
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KOTA KINABALU: Barisan Nasional’s (BN) victory in the Kimanis by-election does not imply that BN or Umno is capable of wrestling back the governance of Sabah in the next general election, said Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Datuk Chin Su Phin.
Now that the by-election has concluded, he said the State Government led by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) should concentrate on building Sabah’s economy, create more job and business opportunities to improve the livelihood of the people, which in turn, would win over the rakyat’s support in the next polls.
Chin opined that the Kimanis by-election was a tough battle for Warisan as the parliamentary constituency was Umno’s stronghold, as evident in the 14th General Election (GE14).
“Warisan’s candidate for the by-election, Datuk Karim Bujang, who also contested for the seat in the GE14, was defeated by Umno’s candidate, Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, in the previous polls, albeit only by a narrow margin of 156 votes.”
He added that the government’s plan to implement the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) had also eroded the voters’ support towards Warisan.
“The government must consider thoroughly and obtain the people’s consent if they wish to implement the PSS, instead of bulldozing their way through,” he said when asked to comment on the Kimanis by-election outcome yesterday.
BN’s Datuk Mohamad Alamin has won the Kimanis seat with 12,706 votes, defeating Karim who polled 10,677 votes.
Nevertheless, Chin said BN’s victory in the Kimanis by-election did not imply that the coalition would rise again and take over the State Government of Sabah as claimed by Umno Sabah chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin.
“The Warisan-led State Government must bear in mind that they should not implement policies that are unacceptable to the people.
“The priority for the State Government now should be to focus on building the State’s economy and create more job and business opportunities to garner the people’s support,” he said.
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) will learn from its mistakes in the Kimanis by-election and imporve for the future of Sabah, said its vice president Datuk Junz Wong (pic).
“With a heavy heart, we have to accept defeat and respect the decision of the people who have protested against the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS).”
Junz, who is also the Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry, said Kimanis is always going to be a tough fight as it is the stronghold of Barisan Nasional (BN).
“But, we will learn from our mistakes in Kimanis and improve for the future of Sabah.
“Most importantly, we have to continue to work harder to touch the hearts and listen to the voices of our fellow Sabahans,” he said.
BN has retained the Kimanis parliamentary seat after winning the by-election with a majority of 2,029 votes.
BN’s candidate Datuk Mohamad Alamin polled 12,706 votes against Warisan’s Datuk Karim Bujang, who garnered 10,677 votes on Saturday.
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KOTA KINABALU: Umno Youth member Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris (pic) was involved in a fracas and shouting match with a group of men at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport last night.
Wan Muhammad, who is better known as Papagomo, was checking into a Malindo Air flight for Kuala Lumpur with his group when around 20 youths demanded that he apologise to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal for allegedly tearing up his (Shafie) picture during the just concluded Kimanis by-election.
Facebook users have uploaded vidoes of the incident which showed some angry people heckling Pagagomo as they shouted “kau minta maaf la sama CM” (ask for forgiveness from the CM).
Papagomo tried to fight back but was held back by those near him.
Police rushed to the area and Papagomo managed to enter the departure gates.
A picture of Papagomo allegedly tearing Shafie’s picture had made its round on social media during the Kimanis election.
Kota Kinabalu City police chief Assistant Commissioner Habibi Manjinji said that the matter had been settled and confirmed that a report was lodged.
Papagomo was in Sabah to support the election campaign of Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Mohamad Alamin who won the seat with a 2,029-vote margin over Datuk Karim Bujang of Warisan.
SANTA CLARA (KRON) — Game day, baby!
The time has finally come — the San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium in the NFC Championship Game.
The winner will advance to Super Bowl LIV in Miami and take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Moments before, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans and became AFC champs, earning a ticket to South Beach.
Follow KRON4 News on Twitter for live tweets of the game.
HONOLULU, Hawaii — Honolulu police say two officers have been shot and killed Sunday and the suspect is at large, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers were responding to an assault call near the base of Diamond Head when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers. The neighborhood where the shooting occurred is at the far end of the Waikiki Beach between the Honolulu Zoo and the famed Diamond Head State Monument.
Witnesses say two civilians were also injured, with the suspect’s whereabouts unknown. Moments after the shooting, the house was set on fire, possibly by the suspect.
The area would be packed with tourists and locals, especially on a weekend. A home the suspected gunman was believed to be inside has been engulfed by flames.
Footage from news cameras shows that multiple homes were on fire.
The Star-Advertiser reported that the sounds of live ammunition exploding from the fire could be heard near the scene.
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Gov. Wanda Vzquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria.
The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andjar came a day after the governor fired the director of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency. Vzquez fired him hours after a Facebook video showed angry people breaking into the warehouse in an area where thousands have been homeless since a recent earthquake.
The governor said she decided on the additional firings after officials were unable to provide information about other collection and distribution centres.
“There have been actions by government officials that have been completely unacceptable,” she said Sunday.
Danica Coto, The Associated Press
PLEASANTON (KRON) – Authorities are investigating a deadly collision that happened Saturday evening in Pleasanton.
Around 5:57 p.m., police received reports of a collision at the intersection of W. Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive.
Officials say a Tesla Model S was heading southbound down Hacienda when the driver lost control.
The car crashed into a traffic light pole and a cement wall, authorities say.
When officers arrived on the scene, the car which appeared to only have a male driver inside was engulfed in flames.
The identity of the driver has not been released at this time.
Following the collision, the roads were closed off for several hours.
Authorities continue to investigate and work to determine whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
If you have any information, police ask you to contact them at (925) 931-5100.
What a week!
webcompat.com: Project belt-on.
So last week, on Friday (Japanese time), I woke up with a website being half disabled and then completely disabled. We had been banned by GitHub because of illegal content we failed to flag early enough. And GitHub did what they should do.
Oh… and last but not least… mike asked me what Belt-on meant. I guess so let’s make it more explicit.
Now we need to fix our own mess, that will take a series of steps. Some of them are already taken.
- Right now, anonymous reporting is disabled. And it will not come back as it was. Done
- The only way to allow anonymous reporting again would be to switch to a moderation first model, then make it public once it has been made properly reviewed. ToDo
- We also probably need to remove inline screenshot images. Currently the images are shown directly to users. On Webcompat.com, our nsfw tag blurs images, but this has no effect on github obviously as we do not control the CSS there. ToDo
- Remove illegal content. Done
- Discussions have started on how we need to handle the future workflow for anonymous bug report.
- Created a diagram for a solution which doesn’t involve URL redirections in case of moderation.
Berlin All Hands
- Berlin All Hands will be a very interesting work week for the Webcompat team with probably a lot of new things to think and probably for the best of the webcompat.com experience. Incidents can become the source of improvements.
- The list of 2020Q1 OKRs has been started.
- Publish some notes about reporting on webcompat.com to help me figuring out a plan on the new anonymous report workflow, aka stating the obvious.
- A bit of diagnosis on Thursday and Friday.
- I might have discovered a bug in the Responsive Design Mode related to HTTP redirection and User Agent String.
- This will be published later, because Murphy hits again and my own server is also down.
- Interesting read about making the meta viewport the default value. I wonder which breakage impact it could have on Web compatibility. Some websites dynamically test if a
meta viewportis already available in the markup and insert it or not dynamically based on user agent strings or screen sizes. Thomas reminded me of the discussion going on about @viewport
- Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 98